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Tokyo Disneyland Looks Absolutely Magical Covered in Snow — See the Photos

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:10
<p>A rare snowstorm that hit <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/hotels-in-downtown-tokyo" target="_blank">Tokyo</a> blanketed the <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/video-five-things-to-do-in-tokyo" target="_blank">city's</a> Disneyland park. </p><p>Despite being covered in snow, <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/tokyo/things-to-do/tokyo-disney-resort" target="_blank">Tokyo Disneyland</a> still drew in loads of visitors who reveled in the icy atmosphere. The rest of the city <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-weather-snow/snowstorm-in-tokyo-disrupts-road-rail-and-air-transport-idUSKBN1FB0CC" target="_blank">did not fare as well</a>, as trains stalled, icy roads caused car accidents and flights were canceled. </p><p>Still, those visiting Disneyland got a look at the castle and statues covered in white, lending an ethereal look to the whole park. The snow gave a particularly realistic spin to Tokyo Disneyland's special <a href="http://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/event/detail/str_id:tdl_ff/en/" target="_blank"><em>Frozen</em> exhibit</a>, which will run until March 19. </p><p>Check out the snow-covered Tokyo Disneyland below. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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Aviva Investors refinances portfolio for Helical in £124m deal

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:06
Aviva Investors has provided a new £124m facility to a subsidiary of Helical for the refinancing of The Loom in London and Churchgate & Lee House in Manchester.
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Barings buys Spanish shopping centre

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:04
Barings Real Estate Advisers has acquired the Berceo Shopping Centre in Logroño in La Rioja, Spain from Retail Property Fund Iberica (RPFI), managed by CBRE Global Investors.
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BBC Business News Feed: UK government borrowing narrows after EU credit

Business Now Mag - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:03
Government borrowing nearly halved in December from a year earlier, official figures show.
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This Harry Potter River Cruise Is the Most Magical Vacation a Muggle Could Buy

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:00
<p><i>Accio vacation!</i></p><p>Imagine if you could basically attend Hogwarts while floating on a luxurious boat that you and your friends have all to yourself. An American travel company, Barge Ladies, is making that dream a reality.</p><p>Next summer, the company is offering cruises down England's River Thames for <em>Harry Potter</em> fans looking to live out their magical fantasies. These six-day, Magna Carta river cruises fit up to eight passengers in four rooms — which means you can take all your witch and wizard family and friends along for an all-inclusive vacation.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/harry-potter-land-2018-changes" target="_blank">Harry Potter Land Is About to Get Even More Magical in 2018</a></p><p>As you float down the river, you’ll be making several stops at places that appeared in the <i>Harry Potter</i> films. Among the stops is Virginia Water, where Harry first meets Buckbeak in "Prisoner of Azkaban," Warner Brothers Studios to see sets, costumes, and props from all the movies, and The Great Hall at Oxford’s Christ Church College —also known as Hogwarts itself.</p><p>Each barge is crewed by six magical crew members, including a gourmet chef preparing plenty of Hogwarts-inspired meals. You can enjoy tea and scones, champagne receptions, an open bar (with hopefully as much butterbeer as you can drink) and a hot tub. Although, there are probably no floating candles on the ceiling. That seems like a potential fire hazard.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/harry-potter-exhibit-new-york-debut" target="_blank">A Harry Potter Exhibit Full of Treasures from J.K. Rowling’s Personal Collection Is Coming to the U.S.</a></p><p>If you are planning to book, we hope you have as many galleons as Harry himself. Each barge is priced at $36,000. Luckily you can split the price with seven friends, but it’s still a pretty penny.</p><p>But can you really put a price on having the perfect vacation <em>and </em>living the life of your favorite fictional character?</p><p>For more information, visit the <a href="http://www.bargeladycruises.com/barge-cruises/magna-carta/" target="_blank">Barge Ladies' website</a>.</p>
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Scottish A&E waiting times show improvement

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:51
Waiting times at Scotland's A&E show some improvement as fewer people attend emergency departments.
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31 Things to Do in Santa Barbara

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:45
<p><em><strong>Update</strong>: In December of 2017, <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/travel-warnings/california-wildfires-nasa-satellite" target="_blank">devastating wildfires</a> swept across southern California, including Santa Barbara. More than 280,000 acres were scorched in the state's largest wildfire on record. Following the wildfires, <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/where-are-mudslides-california-pictures" target="_blank">massive mudslides</a> pushed across the compromised terrain. While the area is still recovering from the destruction, travelers should not be dissuaded from visiting. Much of Santa Barbara and surrounding destinations were unaffected — and the entire region needs the support of travelers more than ever. </em></p><p>Cities are always searching for new ways to improve or expand, yet with Santa Barbara’s year-round mild weather, gleaming Spanish colonial buildings, and laid-back surf culture, it’s hard to think of anything that could really improve this California destination.</p><p>Indeed, some even refer to Santa Barbara as the “American St. Tropez.” A vacation here requires very little planning: from downtown, you’ll be within easy reach of restaurants and shops at <a href="http://stearnswharf.org/" target="_blank">Stearns Wharf</a> (the city’s most visited landmark), not to mention other fun things to do, whether it’s <a href="https://www.sbma.net/" target="_blank">world-class museums</a>, or Santa Barbara’s famous <a href="http://urbanwinetrailsb.com/" target="_blank">Urban Wine Trail</a> — a consortium of local vineyards, with 29 tasting rooms all situated within walking distance of each other.</p><p>Whether you're seeking a laidback beach getaway or a sophisticated cultural experience, <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/weekend-getaways/weekend-in-santa-barbara" target="_blank">Santa Barbara</a> has something for every type of traveler. </p><img alt=" "src=""><h2>Where is Santa Barbara?</h2><p>At the foot of the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is framed by exquisite scenery — lush wine country on one side, the rippling, blue Pacific Ocean on the other. Connected to other coastal California towns by scenic Highway 101, a <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/pacific-coast-highway-itinerary" target="_blank">road trip</a> is one of the best ways to visit Santa Barbara, though Amtrak also has a route going from San Francisco to San Diego, with a stop in Santa Barbara.</p><h2>Santa Barbara’s Top Attractions</h2><p>The majority of visitors are drawn to Santa Barbara’s white sand beaches and easy-to-navigate downtown area, but the options for what to do extend well beyond just swimming and shopping. There are dozens of points of interest scattered around Santa Barbara’s scenic harborfront and bustling State Street, with a heavy focus on fine art, kid-friendly activities, and architecture.</p><p>At the newly opened <a href="http://www.moxi.org/" target="_blank">MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation</a>, kids finally have a reason to get excited about hanging out in a science museum. With hands-on exhibits (like build-your-own racecar tracks, and musical instruments powered by the wind and the sun) spread over the building’s three floors and panoramic rooftop, the prospect of choosing just one station to explore can be daunting.</p><p>As fine art museums go, few in California are up to the standards of the <a href="https://www.sbma.net/" target="_blank">Santa Barbara Museum of Art</a> (free admission every Thursday). The collection features original works by artists from all over Asia, Europe, and the Americas, all housed in small, meticulously kept galleries.</p><p>Santa Barbara’s iconic Spanish tile and leafy promenades are front and center at the <a href="http://www.sbcourts.org/" target="_blank">Santa Barbara County Courthouse</a>. The landmark building has a clock tower, which visitors can ascend for 360 degree views of the town. Or simply have a picnic in the adjacent Sunken Garden, which hosts free outdoor movie screenings every Friday during the summer.</p><h2>Best Beaches in Santa Barbara</h2><p>Historic Stearns Wharf is bordered by laid-back <a href="http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/parksrec/parks/features/beaches/west.asp" target="_blank">West Beach</a>, which is fronted by rows of towering palm trees and makes a convenient access point to the harbor for <a href="http://sbsail.com/" target="_blank">sailing tours and kayak rentals</a>.</p><p>Slightly east of downtown, secluded <a href="https://www.californiabeaches.com/beach/butterfly-beach/" target="_blank">Butterfly Beach</a> offers a quieter, more sheltered experience — ideal for anyone looking to get away from crowds.</p><p>Traveling with your pooch? <a href="https://www.countyofsb.org/parks/day-use/arroyo-burro-beach.sbc" target="_blank">Arroyo Burro Beach</a> has been a favorite of local dog owners for years, partly because of the pet-friendly policy, but also because of the public beach’s great swimming, soft sand, and BBQ grills for evening gatherings.</p><img alt="Guide to Santa Barbara Beach "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1504282819/Santa-Barbara-Butterfly-Beach-SANBARBGUIDE0917.jpg?itok=RoObuvP2"><h2>Major Events and Festivals in Santa Barbara </h2><p>Santa Barbara is home to an unexpectedly high number of voting members from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts &amp; Sciences, and it follows that the annual <a href="http://sbiff.org/" target="_blank">Santa Barbara International Film Festival</a> is held in high esteem by actors, directors, producers, and movie critics alike. More than 90,000 attendees show up for over 200 films and symposiums, making it one of the leading film festivals in the country.</p><p>In an effort to appease as many oenophiles as possible, Santa Barbara stages not one but two major wine festivals each year. At the end of June there’s the <a href="http://sbnature.org/about/495.html" target="_blank">Santa Barbara Wine and Food Festival</a>, where you’ll get face time with notable winemakers from all along the central coast. Two weeks later, the <a href="http://californiawinefestival.com/" target="_blank">California Wine Festival</a> opens it up with even more vendors, gourmet restaurants, and wineries representing the entire state.</p><p>Seeking something more light-hearted? In September, the <a href="https://www.lemonfestival.com/" target="_blank">California Lemon Festival</a> takes over the town of Goleta (25 minutes west of Santa Barbara) with a string of citrus-related tastings (think: Lemon pie! Lemon ale! Lemon ricotta pancakes!). The event also has a program of live music and a kids’ area with bouncy houses and miniature golf.</p><h3>Fireworks in Santa Barbara </h3><p>There might be no more beautiful destination along the California coast to watch fireworks explode than in Santa Barbara. The yearly Fourth of July celebrations begin with a <a href="http://spiritof76sb.org/july-4-parade/" target="_blank">parade</a>, followed by a party with food vendors and live music at West Beach, and then <a href="http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/waterfront/events/july4.asp" target="_blank">fireworks</a> lighting up the harborfront around 9:00 p.m.</p><h2>Shopping in Santa Barbara</h2><p>Downtown Santa Barbara is a pedestrian’s paradise, with independent shops, European-style bakeries, and plenty of benches for people-watching. There's eclectic <a href="https://www.downtownsb.org/discover/shop-and-stroll" target="_blank">State Street</a>, for example, which has everything from <a href="https://www.italianpottery.com/" target="_blank">imported Italian pottery</a> to one of California’s <a href="http://www.bookden.com/" target="_blank">oldest bookstores</a>. Along the way, stop in at summery outdoor mall <a href="http://paseonuevoshopping.com/" target="_blank">Paseo Nuevo</a>, where patios and trickling fountains make for a pleasant mid-afternoon hideout.</p><img alt="Santa Barbara California State Street in Old Town "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1504282819/Santa-Barbara-Shopping-SANBARBGUIDE0917.jpg?itok=Rnac1YMK"><h2>Santa Barbara’s Best Restaurants</h2><p>With Santa Barbara’s proximity to established wine country farms, not to mention fresh-caught shrimp and sea urchin, the coastal stopover has quickly become a magnet for foodies. Edgy, contemporary dining rooms now vie for space along State Street and in the city’s up-and-coming <a href="http://santabarbaraca.com/explore-and-discover-santa-barbara/neighborhoods-towns/santa-barbara/the-funk-zone/" target="_blank">Funk Zone</a>, guaranteeing plenty of top-notch places to eat in Santa Barbara.</p><h3>Most Romantic Restaurant: <a href="http://www.thelarksb.com/" target="_blank">The Lark</a></h3><h3>Cheap Eats: <a href="http://www.hanakitchen.com/" target="_blank">Hana Kitchen</a></h3><h3>Best Brunch Restaurant: <a href="http://lesmarchandswine.com/" target="_blank">Les Marchands</a></h3><h3>Best Seafood Restaurant: <a href="https://www.brophybros.com/" target="_blank">Brophy Bros.</a></h3><h3>Best Spanish Restaurant: <a href="http://www.loquitasb.com/" target="_blank">Loquita</a></h3><h2>Best Bars in Santa Barbara </h2><p>Santa Barbara’s famous <a href="http://urbanwinetrailsb.com/" target="_blank">Urban Wine Trail</a> holds court as one of California’s most interesting — and accessible — places to knock back a glass of Chardonnay or micro-batch Pinot Grigio, depending on what you’re into. With 29 tasting rooms clustered around downtown and the beach, it’s entirely possible to sample bottles from over a dozen different vineyards without ever once leaving the city.</p><p>A former warehouse in the gritty Funk Zone has been reimagined as an evening-only food hall. <a href="http://www.waterlinesb.com/" target="_blank">The Waterline</a>, as it’s known, comes alive with an attractive mix of locals and curious visitors, who can <a href="http://www.waterlinesb.com/fox-wines/" target="_blank">sip wine</a> on the patio, <a href="http://www.waterlinesb.com/lama-dog/" target="_blank">sample craft beer</a> that’s made on site, or order a basket of delicious fries through the takeout window at <a href="http://www.waterlinesb.com/the-nook/" target="_blank">Nook</a>.</p><h2>Easy Day Trips from Santa Barbara</h2><p>If you’ve come to Santa Barbara (like many travelers), to drink wine, then you can’t leave without a quick getaway to see the vineyards. A 45-minute drive from downtown, the <a href="https://www.visitsyv.com/discover-syv/" target="_blank">Santa Ynez Valley</a> has all the markings of classic wine country: rolling green hills, quaint farm towns, and an equal focus on both gourmet food as much as wine. <a href="https://www.sbcoastalconcierge.com/" target="_blank">Coastal Concierge</a> offers customizable wine tours, ranging from <a href="https://www.sbcoastalconcierge.com/tours/classic-wine-tour/" target="_blank">the scenic</a> to the <a href="https://www.sbcoastalconcierge.com/tours/equestrian-tour/" target="_blank">more daring</a>, But whether you’re in a helicopter or a Mercedes SUV, the opportunity to be whisked to some of the top wineries in the nation is one you shouldn’t pass up.</p>
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U.K. regulator: Fox-Sky deal is against public interest

CNN News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:38
A U.K. regulator is recommending that the government block Rupert Murdoch's planned $16 billion takeover of Sky TV in its current form.
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United Airlines Just Saved $290,000 by Changing Something Nobody Will Notice

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:37
<p>Little changes can make a huge difference — just ask <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/united-airlines" target="_blank">United Airlines</a>.</p><p>According to the <em><a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-travel-briefcase-united-inflight-magazine-20180120-story.html" target="_blank">Los Angeles Times</a></em>, the airline made one teeny-tiny change by switching up the paper it uses for its in-flight magazine. The change made each issue one ounce lighter. And that small weight reduction has helped them save more than 170,000 gallons of fuel a year, which accounts for $290,000 savings.</p><p>Here’s how the math breaks down, according to the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>: “The carrier operates 744 mainline planes that vary in size, carrying 50 to 366 passengers each. For a typical 737 plane carrying 179 passengers, the reduction would mean about 11 pounds per flight.”</p><p>United isn’t the only airline to use inventive tactics to ditch some weight and save some cash. As <em><a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2820085/As-Qantas-ditches-life-rafts-airlines-reveal-reducing-costs-BA-saving-700-000-cleaning-toilet-pipes-Samoan-Air-employing-lighter-women.html" target="_blank">Daily Mail</a></em> explained in 2013, a number of airlines have made odd changes, like Qantas Airways, which ditched life rafts on overland fights, while GoAir moved to an <a href="https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/GoAir-opts-for-female-crew-to-save-fuel/articleshow/20805888.cms" target="_blank">all-female staff</a> to keep crew weight low. United also stopped selling duty-free items in the cabin in 2017, according to the <i>L.A.</i> <i>Times</i>, which included perfumes, chocolates, and liquor. This helped cut 1.4 million gallons of fuel a year, which accounted for $2.3 million in savings.</p><p>And more practically, airlines are also looking into new technology, like using carbon fiber reinforced polymers to cut weight on engines and plane bodies, to save on fuel and help save the environment at the same time.</p><p>“If you take 1,000lbs [454kg] out of the weight of an engine that is worth 1% of fuel. It is a big financial saving but also good for the environment,” Ric Parker, former director of research and technology at Rolls-Royce and chairman of the EU’s Clean Sky initiative, told the <em><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/6ce66d16-bd6a-11e6-8b45-b8b81dd5d080" target="_blank">Financial Times</a></em> in 2016. “Anything you can do to reduce weight is a good thing.”</p><p>Though, there are a few things airline companies are considering that may remove the creature comforts passengers have come to love. For example, <em>Financial Times</em><i> </i>explained that removing hot meals from select flights means heavy ovens would be removed from planes, while smaller seats with less cushioning means a lighter cabin, but more uncomfortable ride, for all.</p><p>But, if the airlines actually pass these savings on to passengers with <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/cheapest-airlines-most-popular-destinations" target="_blank">less expensive ticket prices</a>, perhaps having a slightly <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/british-airways-non-reclining-seats-short-haul-flights" target="_blank">less comfortable ride</a> and lighter magazines could be worth it.</p>
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BBC Business News Feed: National Express signs up as sponsor of the Jockey Club

Business Now Mag - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:35
Coach operator National Express signs up as a partner of horse racing operator the Jockey Club.
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National Express signs up as sponsor of the Jockey Club

BBC Business News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:35
Coach operator National Express signs up as a partner of horse racing operator the Jockey Club.
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National Express signs up as sponsor of the Jockey Club

BBC Business News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:35
Coach operator National Express signs up as a partner of horse racing operator the Jockey Club.
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Is Bella Thorne Hinting That She's Pregnant With BF Mod Sun's Baby?

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:34
In related news, the former Disney darling, her rapper boyfriend and her crew reportedly were kicked out of 'the Park City Marriott after someone in the group was caught smoking marijuana.'
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Sky-Fox deal not in public interest, says regulator

BBC Business News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:34
The regulator says the deal would give the Murdoch family too much control over news providers in the UK.
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Sky-Fox deal not in public interest, says regulator

BBC Business News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:34
The regulator says the deal would give the Murdoch family too much control over news providers in the UK.
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Katy Perry Helps Minnie Mouse Celebrate Her Walk of Fame Star Honor

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:33
The 'Firework' singer joins Walt Disney's 'official First Lady' when the latter is honored with the 2,627th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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The Best Celebrity Face Matches From the Google Arts & Culture App

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:30
<p>Stars are just like us: they want to know which famous people they look like.</p><p>Google’s Arts &amp; Culture app has been taking over social media feeds everywhere. People can't stop taking selfies and finding their (often hilarious) doppelgangers’ portraits in the collections of museums around the world.</p><p><a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/celebrity-travel/fake-names-celebrities-use" target="_blank">Celebrities</a> couldn’t resist trying out the app, as well.</p><p>Some matches were vaguely accurate.</p><p><a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/kristen-bell-friends-vacation" target="_blank">Kristen Bell</a> discovered she looks best with a mustache.</p><p><a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/celebrity-travel/kate-hudson-family-vacation-colorado" target="_blank">Kate Hudson</a> bears an uncanny resemblance to “Portrait of a Boy.”</p><p>Sarah Silverman discovered that the app will match all sorts of faces.</p><p>Any sort of face.</p><p>Busy Phillips was punished for being profligate.</p><p>But then she found famous doppelgangers in Galileo Galilei.</p><p>And Charles Lindbergh.</p><img alt="Sarah Michelle Gellar uses Google Arts & Culture App to match face with art "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1516209550/Sarah-Michelle-Gellar-art-match-GGLEARTSELF0118.jpg?itok=YeClV_iv"><p>But because not every celebrity is on social media, naturally, an account was created to fill the void. With <a href="https://www.instagram.com/GoogleArtsCelebs/" target="_blank">Google Arts Celebs</a>, we can see which celebrities have art twins hanging in galleries around the world.</p><p>Mariah Carey is a dead ringer for this self portrait of Georgette Chen.</p><p>Madonna’s head could be mistaken for that of a young Dutch man in the 17th century.</p><p>And Elvis Presley bears a 77 percent resemblance to Elvis Presley.</p><p>Google’s app does more than just compare selfies, though. The app will also provide users with information on each painting, including how to see it in real life.</p><p>Those who wish to try the feature out for themselves can download the app and scroll down until they see “Is your portrait in a museum?” Tap “Get Started” and begin the hunt for a doppelganger.</p><p>The app is available for <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-arts-culture/id1050970557?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.cultural&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Android</a> for users in the United States.</p>
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'Transformers: The Last Knight', 'The Mummy' and 'Baywatch' Among 2018 Razzie Awards Nominees

Ace show biz movies - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:04
The fourth 'Transformers' movie leads with nine nods, including Worst Picture, Worst Actor for Mark Wahlberg, Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel, Worst Director and Worst Screen Combo.
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Dubai Party Guests Consume Record-breaking $97,000 Worth of Caviar in One Night

Travel and Leisure - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:01
<p>Dubai isn’t exactly known for being understated. For every shawarma stand and souk you find in this city, you’ll also find an ultra-luxury shopping mall and opulent resort — like <a href="https://www.atlantisthepalm.com/" target="_blank">Atlantis, The Palm</a>, built on a series of human-made islands arranged in the shape of a palm tree. And this year, they’ve outdone themselves.</p><p>At Atlantis' famously over-the-top New Year’s Gala, which features a massive beachfront feast and <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/best-new-years-eve-celebrations" target="_blank">fireworks over the Arabian gulf</a>, the property broke a Guinness World Record that had been set just down the road a year earlier.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/road-trips/greg-cayea-south-america-road-trip" target="_blank">How a Guinness World Record-breaking Traveler Prepares for Another Epic Trip</a></p><p>In a collaboration with North American-based <a href="http://www.amstur.com/" target="_blank">AmStur Caviar</a>, the Palm team presented a serving of caviar more than double the size of the previous record-holder (the 17kg tin that had broken the original record, back in 2016, was dreamed up by one of Dubai’s other super-luxury hotels, the <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/hotels-resorts/beach-hotels/dubai-beachside-hotel" target="_blank">Burj Al Arab</a>). </p><p>Weighing in at 50 kilograms, or more than 110 pounds, the nearly three-foot-wide tin contained $97,255 worth of caviar — <em>all</em> of which was consumed handily before the first dawn of 2018, as over 6,500 guests reveled in the record-breaking moment. The property had custom mother-of-pearl spoons made specifically for the caviar binge.</p><img alt="World's largest caviar tin Atlantis The Palm Dubai "src="http://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/atlantis-team-caviar0118.jpg?itok=atsX_yAc"><p>Just as impressive as the certified-organic Sturgeon caviar within was the tin itself, a stainless steel compartment with a base shaped like a massive, gleaming black diamond. In case you were wondering, <em>yes</em>, they did give it its own name: Cleito, the mythical Queen Mother of the island of Atlantis. The combined value of the tin and the caviar within is estimated at over $130,000.</p><p>Upon confirming that a new record had been set, the Guinness official reportedly said: “It was exciting to see another Guinness World Records title being broken here in Dubai — you are officially amazing!”</p>
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Apink's Naeun Rips Her Pants During Concert, Fans Are Enraged

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:01
Fans are upset that people make gifs out of a video of the wardrobe malfunction that Naeun experienced during Apink's concert.
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