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Where to ski low cost, map and prices for “having fun” with the autumn snow

While in the south probably someone is still bathing at the sea, in the North is already all ready for the new ski season. If most of the facilities will open between the second half of November and early December, in some regions of Italy in a few days it will be possible to put the skis at the foot

The Stelvio Pass, in Lombardy, thanks to over 20 kilometers of all difficulty, for a total difference of over 700 meters, is one of the most important summer skiing and snowboard centers. Although the heat of summer has created some problems, forcing them to close ski lifts and ski slopes, enthusiasts will be able to enjoy over 20 kilometers of slopes until November 5th with a late-torch torch scheduled for Saturday 4th.

In South Tyrol, the slopes of the Val Senales glacier are already open: skiers have a 3,212-meter Grawand chairlift. “Hope is to be able to open all the systems within two weeks, allowing time,” explains the local operators. Solda has been on the road since October 21, due to the high slopes of up to 3250 meters.

Prices
It is still “early to give a complete picture of any price increases on plant prices” but, as explained by AdnKronos Valeria Ghezzi, president of the Anef (National Association of Operators), “where we should be talking about 2% at most. And I think even from a receptive point of view there will be no significant increases. ” “Investment in the industry amounts to 70 billion – says the Ghezzi – now snow is always guaranteed, also because the trend is that of a mountain to live all year round: even when it is natural you work because it enhances comfort of those who wander. ” “In any case, hope is that this year will be a ‘white Christmas’ – he concludes – not so much because we fear that the sector is affected, but above all, what are the Christmas holidays from the point of view of the collective imagination.”

Livigno

Livigno in October opening of the fund and December ski slopes

On October 15, skiing back to the bottom ring, while on December 1 officially starts the winter season with the opening of the slopes.

From October 15th to Livigno, it will open the bottom track, made with 50,000 cubic meters of snow that have been preserved during the summer season with snowfarm technique. Last winter, 100,000 cubic meters of snow were stored, of which 20 percent was dissolved in the summer, 30,000 were used for the Contrade Trophy (summer skiing event on true snow) and the remaining 50,000 will be used to open the bottom ring.

With such an anticipated opening over the other locations, Livigno becomes the ideal destination for training a large number of international teams and international athletes and biathlon riders coming down from the glaciers to train at an altitude of 1816 mt, perfect for the High Altitude Training .

For those who love skiing and snowboarding, just wait on December 1, when the winter season will be officially inaugurated with the opening of the ski slopes.

December 2 will be the turn of the 28th edition of Sgambeda, the granite of Livigno that is part of the international circuit “Visma Ski Classics”.

On the theme of scheduled snowfall, Livigno has embarked on an innovative road, taking part in the “Prosnow” European project of vast breath that also involves eight Alpine resorts. The optimization of programmed snow production is an important challenge for ski resorts. Today, the required water volumes are estimated at the beginning of the season on often unclear bases (eg, the worst ever recorded, with a observation period limited to one or two decades), and the decision to produce or not is generally taking the same day depending on weather conditions.

The Prosnow project, co-ordinated by Météo-France with 12 European partners, aims to develop a decision support service for ski resorts, based on weather forecasts (several days) and at the same time seasonal (several months).

This is a new tool that will provide meteorological information directly available to ski area operators (eg snow / snow stock), along with specific information on forecast uncertainties. Eight pilot stations in the Alps of France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Germany will contribute to the development of the service and to test the “demonstrator”.

The project will last for 3 years and has been submitted in response to the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Green Economy initiative, which is associated with the social challenge 5 “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials”, with objectives for research based on the market for climate services. In addition to the latest generation forecasts, the project will also be based on the new seasonal forecasting services developed at European level under the Copernicus Climate Change Services (C3S) program.

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STUBAI – SKI WALKING ON OCTOBER 14 WITH LAST OKTOBERFEST

Skiing season on the Stubai glacier, Tyrol starts on October 14th.

The first curves of the season, on the weekend of 14 and 15 October, will be celebrated with a vintage party with many skiers presenting on the track with traditional clothes in wool and wooden skis. Which, combined with beer running through rivers, will give the Oktoberfest the snow. In addition to the fun, there will also be an opportunity to win some prizes as the four “best-looking” couples will be awarded with: € 500, € 300, two skipasss for two days skiing on the Stubai Glacier and a voucher of 50 Euros for the Schaufelspitz gourmet restaurant boasting 2 Gault Millau hair.

Two nights with skipass on the day of the opening are promoted starting from 146 euros (overnight stay, breakfast, ski pass and ski bus included).

Stubai events on the 2017 2018 Autumn Ski Glacier

From 24 to 26 November 2017, the world’s best freeskiers will face a slopestyle showdown at the Stubai Zoo snowpark. About 120 athletes challenge the Stubai glacier for the first FIS Freeski World Cup race.

The Moreboards Stubai Premiere runs from 20th to 22nd October and offers a lively and colorful show with snowboarders in action at the Stubai Zoo Snowpark and the opportunity to try the latest equipment news at the Brand-Saloon at Eisgrat Station.

Appointment with test materials with the SportScheck Glacier Testival, from 9 to 11 November, with more than 3,600 materials to be tested on the slopes of the glacier.

Freeride appointment is the SAAC Basic Camp on November 18 and 19, to learn how to move on off-track tracks safely.

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PIANCAVALLO, ALPAGO – WORLD ALPINE SKIING FROM 23 FEBRUARY TO 2 March

Veneto and Friuli are ready to host the World ‘s alpine skiing to be held respectively in Alpago and in Piancavallo from 23 February to 2 March.

Will be 350 athletes from 25 nations will compete on skis and sealskins on our eastern Alps.

The opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, at 18.00 in Tambre (BL), while the races will begin the following day, Friday, February 24, in Alpago; The

first races will be the Individual race male and female senior, to Alpago, the last will be the runners who will run Thursday, March 2, in Piancavallo.

It is a time of great turmoil for skiing d ‘climbing which, in addition to seeing the practitioners always growing, is also becoming an Olympic sport (in 2022 there will be

the debut).

It is evolving even the world of the races that meets under the ISMF (International Ski Federation Mountaneriing) whose president is an Italian, Armando Mariotta.

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Switzerland

In Switzerland there are more than 70 peaks higher than 4000 meters above sea level, 55 of which are fully in Swiss territory and 19 on the border with Italy.

The highest peak of Switzerland Dufour, de 4634 meters, in the Monte Rosa massif, on the border with Italy.

The highest mountain entirely on Swiss territory is the Dom of 4545 meters, between Zermatt and Saas Fee.

The best known is probably the top Swiss Matterhorn (Cervino, 4,478 meters), south of Zermatt.

The group consists of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in the Bernese Alps is considered one of the most fascinating mountain areas of Europe.

 

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt is a beautiful Swiss village on Mount Rosa, at the foot of the Matterhorn . And ‘it is lying in the bottom of the Mattertal Valley and you arrive only by train; in village works only electric vehicles. And ‘one of the few ski resorts without a car.

Attention to the environment that is also seen in the approach unusual for lifts (ISO 14001) and energy in self-sufficiency of the top restaurants, given by photovoltaic and solar panel systems.

Zermatt is one with Italian Valtournenche and Breuil Cervinia in the district Matterhorn Ski Paradise, with 350 km of slopes. Very spectacular and the descent from the Klein Matterhorn extremely long (almost 3900 m) to the country through the glacier of Plateau Rosa.

The facilities are very modern, but there are still signs of the tradition like the little train from the village of Zermatt reaches 3200 meters Gornergrad between incomparable scenery, tracks, tunnels and walls of snow.

Another example of modernity is the underground funicular to the ski area Sonnegga. Upon arrival of the Klein Matterhorn cable car you can visit the Ice Palace, a series of caves dug at 15 m depth in the glacier.

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The ski slopes of the world’s most extravagant skiing: where to find them

 

For all those who just can not help but live with your skis here is where to find the most special tracks

ski slopes, ice, snow, fun. The height of the winter season the call for all fans is strong. And in many yearn for the ski holidays. Or holidays which allow to be able to still ski. Many know the places canons elected skiing kingdom. That you go by the High Italy to the Swiss Alps via France. But few know that soon it will be also possible to ski on a power station in Copenhagen.
Sicily: the lava of Etna
Ski on an active volcano in the winter is nothing short of daring. But tackling the slopes of Mount Etna in summer means giving a new meaning to the term “black run.” As there is in fact the snow in warm weather, stainless skiing can descend on the solidified lava.
Traditionally known for its beautiful beaches and surfing, the Hawaiian Islands get one of the highest scores to be the most unlikely place to grab a pair of skis. But between January and February, the Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano of 4205 meters high, it becomes an amazing location if there are snowfalls that ensure fantastic descents. There are ski lifts, of course, so you go in 4 × 4.
Well you .. You can also ski in sub-Saharan Africa. In a land-locked country, surrounded by South Africa being one of its enclave, Lesotho is perfect for skiing. The altitude of this mountain kingdom always lies above 1000 meters. From June to August the spectacular Maluti mountains offer the best of the snow-covered landscapes. There are not many places in the world that allow you to be able to do the safari with your skis on.

Ski Dubai is the home of the skis of the Emirates. Satisfied both novice skiers and experts. It has 22,500 square meters of artificial slopes where the temperature is always maintained below 4 degrees, creating the ideal environment for a colony of king penguins. And when everything is over you you can again dip in the 40 degrees outside. The Sky Dome is located inside the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest in the world. It consists of 5 different runs the longest of which reaches 400 meters. They are capped with special snowplough and have different slopes and difficulties.

Megève

France, Megeve

Located In The Centre Of Megeve With Easy Access To The Shops, Bars And Restaurants
Chalet, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 10 persons, Spa, Garden, WiFi

A luxury chalet of impeccable quality and panache. Its high quality build and craftsmanship shines through in subtle style. The entrance hall is instantly inviting, warm and attractive, with the double height ceiling and stairs leading up to the living area adding to the ambience.

A 60m2 spa and relaxation area on the ground floor is particularly appealing, designed with dark slate tiles and soft blue lighting creating a very calming atmosphere. The Jacuzzi has seats for 5 guests and the spacious steam room comfortably seats up to 10 guests. With its own bar at the centre, it lends itself to a social and relaxing experience after a day on the slopes.

 

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Zermatt

Primavera sulla neve

Le giornate si stanno allungando  e le giornate diventano piu calde.

Marzo è il mese migliore per prenotare una vacanza sulle nevi.

Per i prezzi che non sono esagerati e per il clima che diventa piacevole per sciare anche senza essere super imbottiti.

Vi consiglio Zermatt con il Cervino come sfondo la trovo uno dei posti piu affascinanti per sciare a Marzo.

Buona sciata a tutti

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luxury jewelry: Ayala Bar presents the Dune collection

 
Valentine’s Day is coming, but you do not need the special occasion of Valentine’s Day to enjoy a gem: today we speak of the latest proposals for Ayala Bar that presents the new Dune collection. It is luxurious jewels that tell an ethnic and chic approach together.
The Israeli-born designer Ayala Bar signing this wonderful collection that consists of necklaces, bracelets, necklaces and earrings are able to immediately give a mysterious air of the Arabian Nights to the woman wearing them.

The designer has chosen to focus on the rose as a recurring color, the same tone that has elected Pantone color of the year in the shade Rose Quartz. Everything takes so immediately looked more feminine, almost innocent, with an effective contrast to the extremely seductive allure of shapes and rich decorations.

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It is, admittedly, very flashy jewelry that require a great character to be worn without letting overwhelm. At the same time, however, they manage to give an exotic touch and extremely attractive outfit even more minimalist.

Each piece is richly worked in a woven structure, overlays and bezels that use the reflections of the pearl, the facets of the crystals, gold accents, trimmings and beads that run between spirals and sinuous curves.

The most interesting pieces are undoubtedly the earrings, pendants all, often very long and flashy. Constitute the richest section and articulated in the collection. We also love the beautiful necklace that reflects the inspiration of the statement necklace and established some seasons ago but bringing it here to levels of great technical mastery.

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Easter 2016 in Carinthia: skiing, colored eggs and cooking classes

Egg hunt, cooking classes and days on the snow here is an offer of Easter 2016 in the snow, in Carinthia.
Easter in Carinthia, AustriaPasqua in Carinthia, Austria
There is a good opportunity to travel to Austria next, being able to stock many different experiences.
Easter 2016 in Carinthia is the right time to be able to cut some carefree days, enjoying excellent pitatti of local cuisine and relying on fairy-tale atmosphere.
The proposal is that today reaches its Easter package designed by the hotel staff Nudelbacher in Carinthia. Here we follow the age-old tradition of this holiday, so the hotel guests will be invited to participate in different activities.
It will be held, for example, a cooking class for famous Kärnten Kasnudel, stuffed specialties: you will learn the tricks to prepare them during the Easter weekend.
Continuing the theme of culinary traditions and specialties related to them, it will take place on the old meat blessing for Holy Saturday and the traditional Easter breakfast on Sunday with the typical sweet Reindling. There will also be another very special moment of aggregation: the lighting of the Easter bonfire on Easter Saturday. Finally, the Easter rites will be consolidated thanks to the traditional hunt for discoveries of painted eggs.
Hotel Nudelbacher is also a convenient hotel for skiing and skiing; at the end of the day, also, you can restore inside the wood-fired sauna.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 news: water-resistant, with wireless charging

In a video in Indonesia, the Korean company may have revealed the shapes of the new smartphone release in March: will be water-resistant, with wireless charging and a completely new camera
Samsung Indonesian branch may have revealed the shapes of the new Galaxy S7. In an advertisement posted on Youtube, the archer Dellie Threesyadinda, famous at home, using a smartphone of the Korean giant to train. is not specified whether the new top model, but the title of the video – #TheNextGalaxy – does not leave much doubt, also in a section of the site, then removed, it is expressly mentioned that that phone was the new S7. The company has not confirmed but it is not impossible that this move will be part of an artfully made marketing campaign to pump up the exit of the new smartphone from Samsung in view of the presentation on Sunday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
From the video you can guess that the design and the soft, rounded lines of the Galaxy are essentially remained the same, while it seems that there could be a return of water and dust resistance, present already sull’S5 and not proposed in the latest release output in 2015.
The other strong point of the phone will be wireless charging ultra fast, improvements in terms of safety and a completely revolutionized camera to work better in low light conditions.
According to reports gathered over the past few weeks, the S7 will have a 5.1 inch screen while the S7 Edge will have the curved screen and will be slightly larger (5.5 inches) but both will be equipped with a port for the charging that promises to be revolutionary, because half an hour would be enough to fully charge the smartphone. Another innovation should be the introduction of the scanner to the retina that could be the new way to speed the release of the phone and authorize the payments by phone for both the Play Store that, one day, for Android Pay. There are still uncertainties about the indication of a possible introduction of a 3D touch sensor like Apple, already seen on the iPhone 6S and on the possible reintroduction of the MicroSD slot and removable battery, even though they had been asked in a loud voice by users. As for the price of the device, rumors have been circulating about a possible downside to EUR 650 to do more to Apple competition: Trony was the first big chain to distribute a flyer to open the smartphone’s orders, offering it to 729 euro along with a powerbank and viewers to virtual reality.

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Ischia, a romantic weekend in Sant’angelo

The best months to enjoy a weekend of total relaxation in Ischia are between late April and May, the first weeks of June, or September and October. In this period, the largest of the volcanic islands is not packed with tourists and can be admired in all its beauty and tranquility.
Sant’Angelo d’IschiaSi can get to Naples by train and then by bus from the station to the port. Or choose to arrive in the capital of Campania with the car, and leave it parked in one of the many car parks near the port of call. The most convenient is the parking Brin, 7 and EUR 20 per day. Just outside is the stop of the bus is that the taxi to reach in few minutes the boarding. Ferries, from Porta di Massa in Ischia Porto takes an hour and a half for about 50 Euros (round trip, we chose the Medmar), or is there fast hydrofoil. And depart four or five times a day. Upon arrival we are greeted by the taxi rank, which have a fixed rate depending on the location to reach established by the City. Otherwise there is a public service, as though considering that there are few main roads, very narrow and busy, then the means pass slowly, but in terms of the money you’ll save a lot.
A small village which lies at the foot of the town of Serrana Fontana. The picturesque fishing hamlet is a little gem overlooking the sea. From the characteristic square of an isthmus that connects an island where once stood a small church and where you established the cult of St. Michael, the guardian angel who gave his name to the village. On the right hand side of the village, past the parish church, you get to Cava Petrelle, where there are the famous fumaroles. Here the ground escaping steam clouds and the sea of ​​gas bubbles, produced by the large thermal energy from the ground. With a beautiful walk in the boat, or with the coaches and then over 200 steps (rather tiring ascent), you get to Sorgeto Bay that is a typical example of the natural spas, with its hot and rejuvenating pools. In fact it contains among its rocks the characteristic of having hot water in the winter months, ideal for bathrooms in the moonlight. The thermal water gushes out of the ground at 90 degrees and then mixes with the cold currents of the sea. Ascent through the tiny streets of Sant’Angelo, accompanied by the scent of jasmine, up the granite ridge, where now there are a myriad of hotels and pensions, and the view is breathtaking. Here is nice, as well as romantic, maybe have a drink while the sun sets over the sea. While going down to the harbor, between shops offering local products from limoncello to ceramics, there are many restaurants overlooking the sea.
Like a big playground, but instead of slides and roller coasters, there are waterfalls, natural saunas and massages. The Poseidon gardens are an oasis of relaxation with flowers, roses and cactus, under the pine trees and olive trees, in the Citara bay, where a thermal spring brings up the therapeutic powers of volcanic nature. Entrance costs € 32 for the whole day, half instead 27. The price is high, but it is the place where you are. By 22 curative thermal pools (two child-only), each with its own constant temperature of 20 to 40 degrees and, given the abundance, the ‘water is constantly renewed, which is not always found in other spas. The offer is complemented by a wide private beach, sauna, underwater massage, Kneipp groups, Japanese circulatory path and several restaurants, one of which is located in a beautiful grotto of local tuff. The special climate-aesthetic-environmental conditions that are associated with Poseidon offers spa therapeutic factors and those related to the helium-marine practices, forming a true “natural curative mosaic.” Then in April, back when the heat is not hot, what’s better than to dive under a waterfall at 32 degrees?

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What are gravitational waves (there: Einstein was right)

Scientists say they have intercepted thanks to a ‘ “antenna” following the collision between two blacks holes. Confirmed Einstein’s theory

Gravity waves theorized by Albert Einstein really exist. This was confirmed by American scientists and the European Gravitational Observatory astronomers of Cascina, near Pisa, who have observed on September 14 at 10:50:45 Italian time for 20 milliseconds during the collision between two blacks holes that is It occurred over a billion years ago. The collision is detected by the antennae of an instrument, the interferometer LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory). The data were also analyzed by European scientists who run the other project tracking, Virgo, and also involving Italy through the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). The President of the Council, Matteo Renzi, has expressed pride in a tweet: “There is also the Italian research in the historical discovery of gravitational waves. Talented researchers of Cascina and INFN “.

There is no doubt that the discovery of gravitational waves is a great achievement for physics.

Their existence was planned in 1916 by Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which predicts that accelerated masses interact with the gravitational field causing the propagation of waves, which modify the dimension of space-time. “The blacks holes in the collision that produced these gravitational waves have created a violent storm in the fabric of space and time – explained Professor. Kip Thorne, of the California Institute of Technology, and one of the founding fathers of Ligo – a storm in which time has accelerated, slowed and accelerated again, and when the shape of the space has been bent to and fro ” . Scientists had tried in vain the waves for over half a century. Their discovery opens new horizons: “It ‘a transformation – said prof. Alberto Vecchio, University of Birmingham, one of the researchers of the Ligo – until now we have observed the universe through the light. In this way, however, we can see only part of what happens in the universe. Gravitational waves carry us completely different information on the phenomena of the universe. We tuned to a new channel that will allow us to discover those “phenomena.

Physics has made another giant step after the discovery, four years ago, the Higgs boson. From astronomy particles, which “saw” one of the brilliant insights of Einstein formulated a hundred years ago. For the coordinator of the program Virgo, Fulvio Ricci, “that of the Higgs boson has been a great discovery, but completed a standard. What we’re seeing now is instead something completely new, much more than a test of general relativity theory provided by Albert Einstein. Now – he said Ricci – we can study what you can not see. ” To date, for example, the existence of blacks holes was derived from the observation of X-ray emissions, now gravitational waves allow to know how these phenomena in detail. They make them, so to speak, tap. “These first measures classifiable – continues Ricci – allow you to write the new chapter of physics called gravitodinamica, which describes the rapid changes linked to gravitational phenomena”. Through the waves you will now see, or better “feel” what happens in the ‘dark matter’ and ‘blacks holes’. So said Eugenio Coccia, director of Gran Sasso Science Institute, one of the Italian institutions involved in the research: “From now on, not only will we see the universe, but hear its vibrations, its music.” A great step of mankind moved from 133 scientific institutions (INFN participates Virgo interferometer with sections at the universities of Pisa, Florence, Urbino, Perugia, Genoa, Rome Sapienza, Rome Tor Vergata, Naples, Padua, and the Centres national Tifpa of Trento and Gran Sasso Science Institute Aquila) involving 1,004 researchers worldwide. To go up to the time of Creation? “With gravitational waves – said Professor Neil Turok, Director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada – will be able to see exactly what happened to the uniqueness of the beginning. The grandest prediction of Einstein’s theory was that everything originated from a single event, the ‘big bang’. We will be able to see what happened. “

Fashion

Demented and punk, Zoolander 2 is even better than the first

It takes genius to celebrate a ‘ridiculing’ world. It takes a sense of play and irony to get into the hands of that ‘genius’. The result, increasingly cult (and cool) albeit from a trashy registry, you Zoolander 1 and 2

Ridiculously awesome. Zoolander and it was just like that: beautiful, beautiful in an absurd way.
Its the world of comedy applied models and fashion shows is based on stereotypes, film quotes, and important cameos, or on a scheme so simple that it can be more limit that opportunity but … Smash! Today even more than the first time. Also thanks to the excellent appearances.
Anticipate would be an unacceptable spoiler: the taste stays in the ‘No, do not believe it’ every time you recognize someone. Because, to play the game desecrating a movie that entertains both those who do not understand fashion, convinced that ‘massacres’ the system while we wallow in, both those who loves fashion and fashion feeds, which appreciates the spirit of self-deprecating * with which the designers participating, are the largest. Only great. Big names and big stars of pop, folk and mainstay of global culture, involved some more and some less, but all with explosive results, demonstrating that nothing is cooler than a healthy and responsible look a little ‘around.
In this, Zoolander is a large and, after all, harmless carnival, where all welcome the theme of the party, they exaggerate a bit ‘and enjoying a trashy night, grotesque, hyperbolic, absurd, insane and even a bit’ punk of which remain just great fun. Actually, no. It will remain a new sympathy for those who took part.
Ben Stiller and associates, in the role of Jester in which everything is allowed, are the lords. Gentlemen writers. There is not a bad comic timing, and there is no banal catchphrase craziness without lapses of taste. It’s not easy.
Dumb & Dumber, playing with a different pair of super idiots (played by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels), or Bruno Sacha Baron Cohen, they gathered signatures big laugh on similar grounds but did not even come close to perfect chemistry Zoolander. The point is that Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson have something extra and, paradoxically, in a film that jokes about and with fashion, it is the elegance of a Magnum.

* For the series, “a laugh will bury you, haters” but also “the ironic intelligence is the most stylish accessory”

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Thailand: 15 experiences to do in the Land of Smiles

jungle islands that overlook clear waters, majestic Buddhist temples and street food at all hours. Winter in Thailand in 15 moves

It has a shape that resembles the head of an elephant. With its trunk jutting into the Indian Ocean, to browse through Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malesya. And its location in the heart of Indochina makes it versatile and diverse cultural influences. But with a very strong personality that distinguishes it from all its neighbors. Thailand is the most accessible face of Asia, smiling and less turbulent. An exotic destination that combines culture, nature, shopping, great food and a bit of adventure. We propose 15 experiences to do to savor the atmosphere and beauty in all its facets. From the skyscrapers of Bangkok to the white beaches of dell’Andamane Mar (this is the best time to visit the southwest coast without the excessive humidity of the summer months).

1.Fate a tour of the canals of Bangkok: can only start from the capital of the tour in this fascinating country. One of the most characteristic corners and slow? Are channels (khlong) that unfold from the Chao Phraya River. Omit the larger boats and tourist. Smaller channels have narrow passages and hidden and only reach with traditional long tail. Sitting on the water sbircerete between dilapidated piles, delicious overwater villas, gardens and hidden temples.

2.Ordinate a cocktail on the panoramic terraces: Bangkok also has a more trendy face, vibrant and futuristic. The best point of view of the megalopolis that grows and reinvents it from the terraces of the skyscrapers. Among the most spectacular is the Sky Bar, the local to the sixty-ninth floor of the Lebua Tower where you embrace the city to 360 degrees from the counter-island or from the windows of the dome-lit icon.

3.Rendete tribute to the Emerald Buddha, one can not remain indifferent to the wealth of the royal palace in the capital decorations. Here, among golden spiers, strange mythological creatures and ornate pavilions, patiently in line to enter the temple that houses the most revered Buddha of the country, a small statue covered in gold and emerald which is FORBIDDEN to photograph. Take time to sit back and observe the extraordinary frescoes that cover the entire room.

4.Provate street food: at any time of day or night you will find stalls and kiosks cooking nonstop. Thailand, for that matter, is the home of street food. The aroma of spices, the fumes of the grids and the oil sizzle. This is one of the experiences made in Thailand which we can not escape.

5.Salite on a tuk tuk is a strange hybrid between a van and a motorcycle. To pick up on these colorful and noisy three-wheeled open taxi it takes a little bit of agility and adaptability. But the effect is assured.

6.Immergetevi of the most beautiful backdrops in Asia: within an hour and a half boat ride from Khao Lak, the Similan Islands are an eco-natural paradise protected. Nine uninhabited islands where divers can indulge themselves with a dozen dive sites between canyons, caves, arches and coral gardens inhabited by turtles and multicolored fish. But the show also continues on the surface with white beaches interrupted by granite boulders.

7. Discover the trendiest island of the moment: it is located far south of the west coast, right on the border with Malesya. Koh Lipe, until a few years ago only known by divers, is now experiencing a real boom (with all its pros and cons). The long beaches invite you to relax under palm trees and tropical plants. There are no resort but small bungalows on the sand and places to contemplate the sunset listening to music.

8.Pedalate among the ancient temples of Sukhothai: home to the first Kingdom of Siam (1238-1378), this area 450 km north of Bangkok is perhaps the most impressive archaeological park of the country. Unesco heritage, boasts dozens of temples surrounded by canals and ponds where water lilies bloom stretches. Given the extent (about 45 sq km) it is recommended and enjoyable turn cycling.

9.Andate hunting for a treasure hidden in the jungle on the island of Ko Muk, Trang in the southern province, the high limestone walls covered with vegetation hides natural jewels. Among them is Emerald Cave, a dark tunnel to reach at low tide, which opens onto an emerald lake surrounded by rock walls and jungle.

10.Cercate the head of the Buddha among the roots of a plant: another archaeological jewel Heritage UNESCO, Ayutthaya was the second Siamese capital from 1350 to 1767. It was destroyed by the Burmese, before falling into disrepair, the time was a thriving fortified island He had more inhabitants of London or Paris. Today fascinates with its ruins of pagodas, columns and statues of Buddha. Just one of these was included in the centuries from the roots of a plant, and it has become a symbol, beautiful and decadent together.

11.Provate Thai massage: this massage is an art and combines Chinese medicine with ayurveda. Each spa offers massages and traditional treatments, but to be sure there is the oldest school of Thai massage at the Watpo of Bangkok, where the students do practice.

12. Go shopping local crafts: thirst fine, chiseled silver, wooden statues and umbrellas made of rice paper hand-painted. The best craft comes from the tribes who inhabit the north, and Chiang Mai is their capital.

13.Navigate on the typical long tail boat: you can not think of an island in Thailand without the noise (not exactly pleasant) of wooden boats from the “long tail.” Once used by fishermen, today the water taxi, or river, from the long shaft with propeller acting as a rudder. The bow is always decorated with flowers and colored ribbons.

14.Concedetevi of time on Phi Phi Island: yes it is true, are the most tourist islands of the Andaman. But the limestone theaters covered with vegetation that reflect the transparent waters, are too tempting. The secret to enjoy it without too much trouble? Avoid cruises of a day that crowd the bay from 9 am to noon, and enjoy a few days in these tropical gems to explore “after hours” on board a long tail.

15.Rinfrescatevi in ​​a cascade: not only beaches and temples, Thailand boasts lush natural parks where trekking in the jungle and admire the impressive waterfalls such as water architectures.

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Facebook says stop arms sales

The social network blocks the sale of guns and rifles including private members. The complaints and the dangers created the change, but does not apply to specialized companies, free to advertise their arsenal.

The question remains whether it is a move only due to the change of direction indicated by the White House or a step wanted to destroy the status quo. That was not at all reassuring, because when it comes to weapons there’s no joking. If Italy is a little-known dynamic, the US exploited the most populated virtual square of the network for the sale of arms is a practice in vogue for many years. Find who offers pistols and rifles on Facebook is easy and dismissive, as much as close a deal.

Despite the first alarm launched by the US technology site Venture Beat, that more than a year ago showed how suffice fifteen minutes to take home a semi automatic, has passed under the radar, over time the spell broke even thanks to petitions Change.org by a group of mothers. Small pieces that gradually led Facebook to reflect on the issue and close the gaps. “The past two years have increased the people who use social to sell and buy goods privately, as well as we continue to test and launch new products update our policies,” explained Monica Bickert, head of the Menlo Park Product Policy.

That so bans exchanges aimed at the sale – even on Instagram, where instead of words there are the photographs to promote business – but hitting only private citizens.

The oddity of the decision is in fact the total freedom left (always) at companies, free to advertise its catalog for proliferation affairs. In the US, the country of dreams and quirks, there is indeed the Second Amendment of the Constitution to defend the rights of sellers of weapons (and that of citizens to arm themselves), immediately fired up for the stop notice from Facebook and soon placatisi before limits of the same. Beyond the official stores, the Facebook is a novelty of great impact because it closes in fact one of the most thriving markets of US weapons. Research by Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization supported by Michael Bloomberg, shows how the blue message boards have grown up to be the second largest market for the sale of the state of Nevada weapons. Beyond that, it should be remembered as the industry lobbies have enormous power often succeeding to silence prosecutors and governors. It not by chance after the latest killings (14 deaths in the attack in San Bernardino, California, in December and the 20 children killed in the Sandy Hook School in Connecticut) was Obama to change the tables. The President has supported an awareness campaign and put pressure on Congress to concretize actions always remained on paper.

Waiting to see if and how Washington will react, it is certain that even without Facebook and Instagram, those who want a weapon can succeed without even sweat too much, but for sure from now on some carnage could be prevented. To buy a gun in the store the buyer must show criminal record, pass not foreseen in the company buying and selling, so at least it closes the door on the branded eager to carry out crimes and murders.

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“Mamma Mia!”: Dinner in the restaurant of the Abba

The famous song of the Swedish pop group becomes a restaurant. In Greek sauce, of course: in Stockholm opened a tavern where the sun always shines, drink ouzo, enjoying Mediterranean cuisine. And you can dance the Sirtaki between tables. In addition to planetary success as Dancing Queen, Knowing Me Knowing You or Take a Chance on Me
Everyone at the table, singing Mamma Mia !. After the musical and the film, the famous Abba song becomes a restaurant. In Greek sauce, of course. Thus, in the cold of Stockholm, it opened a tavern where the sun always shines, drink ouzo, you can taste the moussaka and the tzatziki. And you can dance the Sirtaki between tables. In addition to planetary success as Dancing Queen, Knowing Me Knowing You or Take a Chance on Me. Music, revival and good food are the ingredients of this original mix desired by Björn Ulvaeus, one of four legendary Abba, who just opened this restaurant- show within the spaces of the Tyrol, in the amusement park Tivoli Grona Lund.
It was rebuilt in great detail a Greek taverna where waiters, bartenders and chefs give life to the show and where it can even happen the appearance of Zorba or an Olympian god. The restaurant is called Nikos Taverna at Tyrol: here you are living a Greek theme evening for a few hours and you end up straight to the atmosphere Skopelos, the island where in 2008 he was shot on film, in turn inspired by the musical 1999 took the title from the song of 1975.
Watch the video of the show at Nikos Taverna:
The restaurant, however, is not the last stop for the true fan of the Swedish pop group: in 2013 had already opened Abba The Museum and Stockholm you can have fun with the Abba – City Walk, a tour of the city that touches the places where they played Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad and the houses where they lived. A week ago they got back together on stage after eight years, because of the opening of the restaurant. But make no mistake about a possible reunion: Andersson replied “I do not think.”

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Aspires smog of Beijing and makes bricks: “It is a symbol of what we breathe”

The Chinese capital suffocates in a thick blanket of pollution days. An artist, Nut Brother, collects particulate matter and cements to denounce the health risks
Beijing lives shrouded in a dense fog of smog, while in Paris held a conference on the Cop 21 climate that the first item on the agenda the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. For now Beijingers defend themselves – so to speak – with masks fabric, on which many are skeptical. They may retain part of the heavier particles – fragments of rubber and metal – but not the gas nor the midiciali fine particles. Monday the schools were closed after 5 days of smog alert. Visibility is reduced to tens of meters. The level of fine particulate matter PM2.5 reached on December 1, the 600 parts per cubic meter, which is 24 times higher than is considered acceptable by the World Health.

To demonstrate just how polluted the air of Beijing, Nut Brother, an artist has created a ” installation “special: turned to the capital with a vacuum cleaner 4 hours per day for 100 days.

In July, Nut Brother – stage name of the 34 year-old performance artist originally from Shenzhen – announced that it would “clean” the air of Beijing, an artistic provocation continued until November 30, when he arrived at the 100th day of collection. At that point he has mixed heavy dust in the factory with a bit ‘of clay and scored, after the drying process, the semi-finished bricks. He wanted to put under the eyes of all – concrete – what goes into the lungs and into the blood not only of Beijingers, but many millions of people throughout the northeastern China.

Nut Brother thought experiment in 2013 when a wave of smog did talk about ‘Airpocalypse’, perhaps not even he expected that the situation would get worse.

“The air in Beijing – said in Quartz – is bad everywhere.” During the test, the artist has monitored several areas of the capital, recording weather conditions and data points. Nevertheless it pointed out that no scientific research. Nut Brother has only wanted to make bricks symbol of the environmental emergency to raise a large number of people about the “relationship between man and nature” and the consequences of breaking the ecological balance just humans who sit at the top of the biosphere .

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Adele, 25 times Hello! The only parody that deserves to be seen

Adele will be playing at the Arena di Verona, but as you all know by now: every day is a continuous bombardment, but this is the only one that deserves
Let’s face it: the meme, jokes and parodies of Adele have broken the boxes over Adele itself and the enormous amount of daily news that are published about him.
In Italy, then, it seems that Adele has become in just a few weeks the perfect synonym for sadness. Where is Adele’s melancholy, in much the same way where there was Barilla was home. Oh well, trifles and pinzillacchere (Toto would say), and so while the last real star overall still crunching numbers on numbers, we are preparing to resist the invasion in the best way.
Running away? Defending ourselves? By declaring war on all urlone the world?
No come on. We climb on the bandwagon. There is so much space.
So, yes, the meme and parodies of Adele broke the fuck, but what you will find below a miracle.
He made a well-known phenomenon of the web which for years has fun playing famous songs imitating the style of different musicians and bands.
I know that it seems incomprehensible, but if only the shirt worn by the guy (a T-shirt of Frank Zappa) should make you understand the operation: he begins Hello in the style of Adele and the time ten seconds into a song of Alice in Chains, Prince, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Lil ‘Wayne and everyone else’s is through the head.

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