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The Booming Issue: Geriatrics

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

Florida is known for its influx of snowbirds during the winter, but its aging population consists of much more than transient retiree vacationers. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 26.7 percent of Floridians will be age 60 or older by year 2020. According to Christy Carter, the program director of the University of Florida’s new […]

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TV programme recounts great significance of Spring 1968 Uprising

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

NDO – A live television programme was held in Ho Chi Minh City on January 21 to highlight the historical significance of the General Offensive and Uprising in Spring 1968. The event, bringing together nearly 650 artists and actors, was attended by Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen […]

Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

FOO FIGHTERS' 'Concrete And Gold' North American Tour 2018 Expanded By Popular Demand

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FOO FIGHTERS' "Concrete And Gold" tour has added seven new headline dates to its North American itinerary. The North American leg of the tour supporting the band's "Concrete And Gold" album (Roswell/RCA) has further expanded its 2018 itinerary with a run of new arena headlines beginning October 8 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona and running through October 18 at the XCel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Tickets for the new dates are on sale to the public as of Friday, January 26 at 9 a.m. local time (with the exception of Detroit, which goes on sale Thursday, January 25 at 11 a.m. local time). Capital One cardholder and FOO FIGHTERS fan pre-sale tickets will be available as of Tuesday, January 23 at 10 a.m. local market time. Pre-sale tickets will be available until Thursday, January 25 at 10 a.m. local market time or until they are sold out. Pre-sale tickets are limited to (4) tickets per card. While supplies last. The tireless FOO FIGHTERS have just begun 2018 in style, with their just-underway stadium tour of Australia and New Zealand. The first U.S. leg of the "Concrete And Gold" tour wound down 2017 by storming through sold-out arenas in Richmond, Greensboro, Cincinnati, Sioux Falls and more. Newly added FOO FIGHTERS shows: Oct. 08 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena Oct. 10 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center Oct. 12 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center Oct. 13 - St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center Oct. 15 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena Oct. 17 - Milwaukee, WI - Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center Oct. 18 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center

Saigon & Mekong Delta Private Tour | Vietnam Tours

Saigon & Mekong Delta Private Tour | Vietnam Tours


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Book this private tour in Saigon & Mekong Delta with Kenwood Travel for huge savings on your holiday to Vietnam, ATOL protected.

Ethnic minority children in Vietnam study beneath stilt house

by robert @ education – Talk Vietnam

Forty students from the ethnic minority community in a north-central Vietnamese province have spent three months using the space under the stilt house of a local villager as their schoolhouse. Kindergarten- and elementary-age students in the border community of Bat Mot, Thuong Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, which borders Laos, have taken classes in the […]

HCMC’s metro line No.1 Ben Thanh Suoi Tien project

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

The metro line has 20km of track stretching of districts 1, 2, 9, Binh Thanh and Thu Duc (HCMC) and Di An district in Binh Duong province. Of which, 2.6km are underground and over 17km are above ground with 11 stations. Although facing challenges in capital source but investors have tried overcoming difficulties and to […]

Opioids – An Epidemic in the Making

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

In May 2017, Gov. Rick Scott officially declared a health emergency in the state of Florida. While the declaration initiated statewide action to address the opioid epidemic, opioids and their risks have a long history in medicine. The opium poppy has been cultivated since 3400 B.C., when it was called the “joy plant” in lower […]

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Man who smuggled 3 king cobra snakes in potato chip cans gets 5 months in prison

Man who smuggled 3 king cobra snakes in potato chip cans gets 5 months in prison

by City News Service @ Press Enterprise

In a plea agreement, Rodrigo Franco, 34, admitted smuggling another 20 cobras, as well as sending protected turtles to Hong Kong. Prosecutors agreed to seek a sentence of no more than 18 months in exchange for the plea. Franco's defense attorney asked that he be given only five years probation.

Vietnamese collegiate university becomes first nationwide to consider SAT scores for admission

by robert @ education – Talk Vietnam

The Vietnam National University – Hanoi announced its admission policy for 2018 on Thursday, in which performance in the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is also utilized as the standard for selecting students.  Officials of the university in Hanoi, which is one of the most prestigious universities in the country, said that the higher education institution […]

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide 2018 | Ho Chi Minh City Tourism - KAYAK

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide 2018 | Ho Chi Minh City Tourism - KAYAK


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Planning to visit Ho Chi Minh City? Discover how to get there, where to stay, what to do, where to eat and more, in the best guide to Ho Chi Minh City, from KAYAK.

Board-Approved Trips to NYC – Easy to Plan Student Tours

by Rich Abrams @ JUNIOR TOURS

Taking your class to the Big Apple doesn’t need to be a hair-raising experience.  Board-approved trips to NYC and easy to plan student tours become super simple with the experts...

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10 Simple Style Tips

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

Elegance and sophistication infused with New England charm is Kerry Spears’ specialty. A Northerner who has adopted Southern flare into her designs, Spears brings her love for historic homes and detail to her interior company, Kerry Spears Interiors. She enjoys creating an exciting yet personal space for each client, one that turns a house into […]

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Mills 50 Historic Homes Tour is Saturday, November 11!

by joanne.grant @ Mills 50

The Mills 50 Historic Home tour includes six homes located in the Mills 50 neighborhoods. You will tour classic bungalows and other traditional style homes built between the 1920’s & 1950’s. A limited number of tickets are available. Tickets are $35 in advance ($40 day of the tour) at www.orlandoweeklytickets.com/events/48707468/mills-50-historic-homes-tour and include the tour and an after […]

Saigon & Sushi: A Tour of Asian Dining in Gainesville - HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

Saigon & Sushi: A Tour of Asian Dining in Gainesville - HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville


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Looking for a meal your whole family can enjoy? Luckily for you, we’ve collected a list of 10 mouthwatering Asian food restaurants in the Gainesville area. Whether you’re a sushi lover, a pad thai enthusiast or anywhere in between, with these local restaurants, you won’t have to stray far from home to get your Asian cuisine fix.   …

Leading Vietnamese university aims at forming entrepreneurial hub in Ho Chi Minh City

by robert @ education – Talk Vietnam

A prestigious collegiate university has approved a plan to establish a key conglomeration of start-up businesses in Ho Chi Minh City by 2020. The Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City has stated that it will transform its Information Technology Park (ITP), located on its campus in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, into an […]

Organize Your Next Class Trip Like a Champion

by Rich Abrams @ JUNIOR TOURS

Teachers have a lot to do.  They’re always busy, juggling multiple priorities, shepherding students and planning lessons.  We know you want to organize your next class trip like a champion....

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Plants Love Coffee and Other Winter Planting Tips

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

It is safe to say that 11th century Ethiopians had no idea what a treasure they discovered when they found coffee. They originally boiled the leaves of the coffee plant as a medicinal concoction, but in the following centuries, coffee has evolved in form and popularity. Recently, coffee is even being used in the garden. […]

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STONE SOUR Guitarist Thinks 'People Hear The Honesty' In Latest Album 'Hydrograd'

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STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand was interviewed by Guitar Mania prior to the band's December 12 performance in Vienna, Austria. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's growth during the current "Hydrograd" record cycle: Josh: "This whole year for us has just been unbelievable, but this specific tour in Europe, just how the band has taken this huge step as far how many people are coming out to the shows to see us is kind of unreal, or surreal, to us. It's not like we're a young band — we've been doing this for quite a while — so to have the response that we've had and the people, these numbers grow this far into our career on the sixth record, is kind of unheard of. It usually doesn't happen. We're just taking it all in and are very thankful for that." On the factors to which he attributes that growth: Josh: "I think with this record, specifically, is I think people hear the honesty in the record. What I mean by that is by the way we approached recording it. We got into one big room as a band and recorded the record. In seven weeks, we ended up recording 19 originals, four acoustic versions, cut a couple of videos, all in the studio. It's pretty amazing. It really was painless. We laughed so much; everybody had so much fun; and I think it translated in the music. We did it as a full band, no click-track, [none of] that editing crap – how does it sound, not what it looks like or if it's proper — and I think that also is what naturally gravitated towards. All my favorite records, they didn't have that editing capabilities. The imperfections sometimes is what makes it awesome and perfect, really. "We knew that we were going to record it as a band, and that kind of started when we did the two cover EPs at [drummer] Roy [Mayorga]'s. We recorded those basically live together, in his little studio. I think that kind of was like, 'Well, we can make an actual, real, proper STONE SOUR record that way.' It kind of gave us, I think, the confidence, and the label confidence that, 'Hey, we back this, with you guys going in and trying to do that.' They really believed in the album going into it. They always have been gracious. I've heard label nightmares of stuff, and Roadrunner's been amazing to us as far as giving us musical freedom to do whatever. "We had so much fun doing all those covers and playing that, that I think that also helped with this record. The whole point of us doing the covers was to get back to when we first started playing, what got us excited and made us want to play music, and that's what we set out to do with those covers. It was literally no more than that." On whether he plans to release a follow-up to his 2013 instructional DVD, "The Sound And The Story": Josh: "Probably not. The thing that was cool and really drew me into doing that was the fact of the story part of it, more than the technical side. I can show you a bunch of exercises and stuff that I do, but you can get online and see — there's so much now with the Internet compared to when I first started playing. You waited every month for that guitar magazine to come out to look at a column. Now, it's like, you hit 'sweep picking,' search, and there's so much that your head explodes. It's so much information. The other thing that was cool was just to teach people the proper way of how [to play certain STONE SOUR songs]. It was more geared toward truly the STONE SOUR fans. I'm by no means, like, a guitar virtuoso like some of the guys I look up to, like John Petrucci or Steve Vai or [Joe] Satriani or Paul Gilbert. Those guys are so far advanced. I'm still taking classes. It was kind of weird to put that [DVD] out because I'm still taking online classes right now at Berklee. I actually have one more class I need to take, and then I'll have my master's certificate, which is the highest thing for an online student. I hope to get that done. I started taking them in 2009 or '10. I've just taken a class here or there. It's more of just where I feel like – and I didn't start it to get the certificate; I just kind of took the classes when I felt like I was hitting a wall, where I felt like I couldn't write anymore, or I just needed that extra motivation or kick in the butt or a new direction. It's influenced a couple things. One of the classes that I had to take, which was like Chords 201 or whatever, and we started doing all these weird chords, and I ended up using those jazzy-type chords in a song called 'The Sadist' on 'House Of Gold And Bones – [Part] 2', so it has paid off for me over the years somehow." On the album album influenced him the most: Josh: "I actually started on bass guitar, and then I switched to guitar, and what made me decide to make that change was 'Street Lethal', RACER X. I heard that and I was just like, 'I want to learn how to play like that.' That was just, like, frenzied, so over-the-top. That album, to me, changed everything." "Hydrograd" was released in June 2017 via Roadrunner. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with ANTHRAX and STEEL PANTHER.

Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

Planning a Successful (and Educational) Field Trip For 2018

by Rich Abrams @ JUNIOR TOURS

Planning a successful (and educational) field trip for 2018 is all about the prep.  Having an organized, systematic plan for getting all your ducks in a row is the way...

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Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

Medieval frescoes in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Bohinj, Slovenia often show figures with large swellings of the neck (goiters), caused by lack of iodine in the local diet.

Teacher promotes purity of Vietnamese language

by robert @ education – Talk Vietnam

To promote and preserve the clarity and purity of Vietnamese language, a literature teacher and some high school students in HCM City have started a project to encourage people to use proper Vietnamese.

Preschools told to receive 3-month olds

by robert @ education – Talk Vietnam

If the draft education law compiled by the Ministry of Education & Training (MOET) is approved, preschools will have to receive children from 3 months old to six years old. 

Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

When eating at Houston's restaurant in Kanab, Utah, tip the servers well; they pack pistols, although it's just for show -- allegedly.

SAIGON KICK: New Orlando Concert Footage Posted Online

SAIGON KICK: New Orlando Concert Footage Posted Online


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Fan-filmed video footage of the reunited acclaimed 1990s rock band SAIGON KICK performing last night (Friday, August 9) at The Social in Orlando, Florida can be seen below.SAIGON KICK parted ways...

A Passion for Service Becomes a Heartfelt Legacy

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

“My father’s passion was always to act like a dealership in vehicle expertise, but superior to a dealer in service.”   —Heidi Jones A car can define you, complete you and make you proud – it can be an embodiment of your self-expression. Walter Bodendorf understood that nuance and co-founded Continental Imports, a unique European […]

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Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan Lead December And January RIAA Gold And Platinum Honors

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The RIAA GOLD and PLATINUM honors for DECEMBER 2017 and JANUARY 2018 have been unveiled, and BIG MACHINE's TAYLOR SWIFT and CAPITOL NASHVILLE's LUKE BRYAN lead the honors. SWIFT … more Read More ...

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Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

A bullet train ride on the Hakata-Minami Line in Fukuoka, Japan costs just ¥290 (under US$3). Alas, the end-to-end trip lasts just ten minutes.

President Quang upbeat about growing Vietnam-Mongolia ties

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

At the reception, President Quang praised the Mongolian top legislator’s visit to Vietnam and attendance at the 26th Asia-Pacific Parliament Forum (APPF-26), showing his belief that the visit will contribute to strengthening  friendship and traditional cooperation between the two countries.Vietnamese people always bear in mind the support Mongolian people gave to the country during the […]

Vietnamese students win with ‘smart glasses’ for visually impaired

by robert @ education – Talk Vietnam

Two Vietnamese high school students have been honored in a national innovation contest for creating a pair of ‘smart glasses’ for visually impaired people. Tu Uyen and Thu Tuyet from Bui Thi Xuan High School, in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, have won first prize at the Social Innovation (SOIN) Challenge 2017 for […]

Fundraising Ideas For School Trips

by Rich Abrams @ JUNIOR TOURS

Money is tight for a lot of school districts, nowadays, so educators are called upon to be even more creative than usual when mulling over fundraising ideas for school trips....

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Love Fest returns!

by joanne.grant @ Mills 50

It’s a festival all about love! Celebrate the love of the environment, the arts, music and food! Live music by Texas Outlaw Jerry J, The States, and Beemo! DJ Cliff T and DJ Jeff from Remix will be spinning your favorite tunes! Enjoy cocktails from The Guesthouse,  beer from Ten 10 Brewing Company and wine from Quantum Leap Winery! Arts and crafts by Pottery […]

New York Field Trips – the Streets are Your Classroom

by Rich Abrams @ JUNIOR TOURS

In the streets of New York City, you will find the wealth of the USA.  In its neighborhoods, peopled by the descendants of those who once came to our shores...

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Essential Lunch Spots for Your Class Trip to Florida

by Rich Abrams @ JUNIOR TOURS

When you’re headed to Florida, you’re headed to a world of food influenced by a wide cross-section of people.  Cuba isn’t the only Latin American community represented here, with 20%...

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Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada and crave a dinner of alligator meat, you can get it at K's Amazon Eatery -- even though the Amazon and its gators are thousands of miles away.

Exploring Orlando’s Little Vietnam

Exploring Orlando’s Little Vietnam


TravelPulse

The Mills/50 district brings the flavors of the far east to O-Town.

Report: Former JUDAS PRIEST Drummer DAVE HOLLAND Dead At 69

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According to the Spanish newspaper El Progreso, former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Dave Holland has passed away at the age of 69. The musician died on Tuesday, January 16 at Hospital Universitario Lucus Augusti in Lugo, Spain. The cause of his death has not been revealed, but his body has already been cremated, according to the newspaper. Holland had reportedly been residing in Fonsagrada, a town and municipality in the province of Lugo in northwest Spain, after spending several years in a British jail for attempting to rape a teenage boy. The drummer was sentenced in January 2004 of trying to assault the 17-year-old in his cottage in Northamptonshire, England, while giving him drumming lessons. The abuse was revealed in a letter written by the teenager to his parents. Holland always denied any involvement in the attempted rape of the special needs student and was at one point said to be planning to write a tell-all biography of his life and career. According to El Progreso, Dave lived discreetly in a secluded part of Spain and was described by the neighbors who knew him as "very kind and polite." Dave joined PRIEST in 1979 and stayed in the band for a decade, playing on such classic albums as "British Steel" (1980), "Point Of Entry" (1981), "Screaming For Vengeance" (1982), "Defenders Of The Faith" (1984), "Turbo" (1986), and "Ram It Down" (1988). He exited the band in 1989 and was replaced by Scott Travis. Holland was also a founding member of TRAPEZE alongside Glenn Hughes and Mel Galley, his bandmates from a previous group named FINDERS KEEPERS. Holland was arguably the least popular of PRIEST's six drummers to date (John Hinch, Alan Moore, Simon Phillips, Les Binks, Dave Holland, and Scott Travis), with a 1986 Modern Drummer profile calling him "the Charlie Watts of heavy metal." In a 2008 interview, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford stated about Holland: "I think there's an enormous respect for Dave and what he did for the band. As you know, we've had many drummers; we're almost like the living SPINAL TAP in some respects. The drumming for any band is absolutely vital — it's the anchor, and it's what keeps the band locked together. So after going through three or four drummers, we finally found the best man for the job, Scott Travis." PRIEST bassist Ian Hill once described Holland's style as "very steady and solid. He doesn't try to fit things in and be fancy just for the sake of it. Dave's the sort of drummer that would rather leave something out and make his impact that way, instead of dealing with a real technical jazz-type drum fill. All I can say is that Dave's a damn good heavy rock drummer in my book."

The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne - Mui Ne Attractions

The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne - Mui Ne Attractions


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The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne are two geological wonders no visitor should ever miss out on their travel itinerary. There are numerous tour operators in Mui Ne that organise daytrips to these Saharan-like red and white sand dunes, but you can easily make your way to both locales

ROBERT PLANT On Possibility Of Recording With JIMMY PAGE Again: 'It's Not Even Within My Countenance To Imagine It'

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In a brand new interview with the Louisville, Kentucky radio station 91.9 WFPK, LED ZEPPELIN legend Robert Plant was asked if he could ever see himself recording with Jimmy Page again. "I have no idea," he said (hear audio below). "It's not even within my countenance to imagine it, really." After DJ Kyle Meredith pointed out that LED ZEPPELIN is still "near and dear to the hearts" of the band's fans, Plant replied: "Me too — nobody more than me. But I don't wanna do it a disservice either." LED ZEPPELIN hasn't performed together in almost a decade, having last played London's O2 Arena in December 2007. The concert was part of the Ahmet Ertegun tribute event, which was chronicled on the band's 2012 "Celebration Day" CD and DVD. The set, which featured Jason Bonham subbing for his late father John Bonham on drums, marked Plant, Page and Paul Jones's first full-scale concert together since John Bonham's 1980 death. Last October, Robert shot down the possibility of a LED ZEPPELIN reunion, telling the Daily Telegraph that "you can't ever really go back." He added: "It's tough enough repeating yourself with something that's a year old, never mind forty-nine years old. I've got to keep moving." Plant has arguably been the lone holdout for another LED ZEPPELIN reunion. Despite promoter-led attempts to get the band to reform for a series of concerts, Plant remains committed to his new musical direction in the roots and blues-based "Americana" field. Robert's eleventh solo album, "Carry Fire", was released in October via Nonesuch/Warner.

October Business After Hours is hosted by Insight Credit Union!

by joanne.grant @ Mills 50

 

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

Don't look for nightlife in Saudi Arabia: alcohol, dancing, movies and mingling with the opposite sex are all prohibited.

The Gainesville Country Club Redesign

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

Before:  After: The Gainesville Country Club is more than a golf course. It’s a dining option, a wedding venue, a tennis club and a social destination. The Gainesville Country Club caters to a lot of needs, but all of them require aesthetics and atmosphere. That’s why the country club underwent a complete renovation in 2017. […]

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New curriculum to give students more practical experience

by robert @ education – Talk Vietnam

 Under the draft new curriculum, secondary students are expected to have more out-of-school and creative experience, rather than only theory.

Nielsen Sends Fall ’17 Diary Results Today, Holiday PPMs Tomorrow

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NIELSEN AUDIO will have a busy week as FALL '17 diary results keep downloading; today's (1/22) markets: SHREVEPORT, LA; BRIDGEPORT, CT; FT. COLLINS, CO; MODESTO, CA; MORRISTOWN, NJ; … more Read More ...

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A Year of Giving in Greater Gainesville

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

In Gainesville, people take helping others seriously, but they have a good time while doing so! A year in Gainesville is full of events, from performances at Santa Fe College to farmers market festivals. The events that hold a special place in our hearts, however, are charity events. Throughout the year, people from the Gainesville […]

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Orlando Main Streets Restaurant Week

by joanne.grant @ Mills 50

The third annual Orlando Main Streets Restaurant Week will take place from Friday, August 4 through Saturday, August 12.  Seven Mills 50 restaurants – Black Rooster Taqueria, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Hawkers Asian Street Fare, Maxine’s on Shine, Pop Thai, Shin Jung Korean Restaurant and Ten 10 Brewing Company – will participate.  You may find […]

Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

Among the objects on display at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas, memorializing the city's favorite son, is a giant-size replica of the rocker's trademark glasses.

Celebrate the First Day of Fall at our Pub Crawl!

by joanne.grant @ Mills 50

Friday, September 22 is the Annual First Day of Fall Pub Crawl, starting at 6pm.  Purchase a wristband for $5 at either Wally’s or Ten 10 Brewing Company and receive drink specials at: BART, Lil Indies, St. Matthew’s Tavern, Ten 10 Brewing Company, The Brass Tap – Mills Park, The Guesthouse, Wally’s & Will’s Dirty Laundry.

Saigon Kick Saigon Kick Rar

Saigon Kick Saigon Kick Rar


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Contents • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • History [ ] Formation and mainstream success (1988–1992) [ ] Saigon Kick was formed by lead vocalist and guitarist along with...

PEARL JAM Announces Seattle 'Home Shows' To Fight Homelessness

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PEARL JAM will play two headlining shows on August 8 and August 10 in Seattle at Safeco Field. The "Home Shows" mark PEARL JAM's first hometown appearance in five years, plus the largest headlining concert event in Seattle since THE ROLLING STONES' two-night stint at the Kingdome in 1981. In addition to bringing nearly 100,000 fans from around the world together, the "Home Shows" will spotlight efforts across the city and King County to address the region's homelessness issue. PEARL JAM is pledging a minimum of $1 million toward local homelessness initiatives. They challenge everyone to join them — with the goal of raising a minimum of $10 million pledged toward addressing homelessness in 2018. The band is researching a wide range of programs to address Seattle-area homelessness in varied ways with a plan to announce specific beneficiaries closer to the show dates. PEARL JAM's Stone Gossard explains: "Seattle is our hometown. When there are challenges here, we want to be part of the solution. It's heartening so many organizations and individuals coming together to do the same. It's going to take all of us." PEARL JAM joins a growing list of area businesses, government agencies, nonprofits and members of the creative community who are collaborating to tackle the biggest public health crisis to hit our community in recent history. Partners to date include City of Seattle, Seattle Mariners, Starbucks, Amazon, Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Port of Seattle, Visit Seattle, KISW, 107.7 The End, KEXP and the Schultz Family Foundation. "We must have everyone in the fight to solve homelessness including our local government, caring philanthropists, community organizations, individuals, and artists — all are dedicated to finding innovative long-term solutions to homelessness. I can't wait to join this iconic Seattle band in August," said Mayor Durkan. "This region nurtured ideas that changed the world. Imagine what we can accomplish by combining that spirit of innovation with collaboration across all segments of our community. The Mariners are proud to join with PEARL JAM and partners across King County to help find creative solutions to this region-wide crisis," said John Stanton, Seattle Mariners chair and managing partner. Ticket sale information will be announced in the coming days.

WALK THE MOON’S Latest Single, ONE FOOT, Hits No. 1 at Alternative Radio

WALK THE MOON’S Latest Single, ONE FOOT, Hits No. 1 at Alternative Radio

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EXPLOSIVE PERFORMANCE OF “ONE FOOT” ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON—CLICK HERE TO WATCH CURRENTLY ON “PRESS RESTART TOUR” WALK THE MOON’s latest single “One Foot” has hit Number 1 at Alternative Radio. The track’s success follows the band’s... Read More ...

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Jason Bieler of Saigon Kick at The Social, Orlando FL - Jun 15, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Jason Bieler of Saigon Kick at The Social, Orlando FL - Jun 15, 2017 - 8:00 PM


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ASEAN-New Zealand scholarships granted to 30 young people

by robert @ education – Talk Vietnam

 Thirty Vietnamese have received the New Zealand ASEAN Scholarship Awards to study in New Zealand.

Book Review: “A Million Fragile Bones” by Connie May Fowler

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

Connie May Fowler spent two decades of her life living by the seaside in Alligator Point, Florida, alongside her dogs and the coastal wildlife. Those 20 years were the inspiration for her recent book, “A Million Fragile Bones.” Published by Tallahassee’s Twisted Road Publications, Fowler recounts her life experiences with parallels to the environment as […]

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Wheeling and Dealing (Delicious Foods)

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

  Food trucks are a staple for foodies. Luckily, in Greater Gainesville food trucks are common visitors to our local breweries. There are multiple food truck rallies a year and a great assortment of food on wheels. Here are some fan-favorite food trucks:   Humble Wood Fire  If you’re skeptical of a chef’s ability to […]

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It’s in the Details by Keith Watson Spruce Up Your Bar Cart

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

With little effort, you can create the perfect bar cart station that is Pinterest-worthy! Bar carts are one of our favorite home décor essentials. This classic piece resurged in the recent year, making it a must-have accessory in your home. Due to their popularity, you can find them in numerous finishes to compliment your look […]

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

In Saudi Arabia, you can try authentic apple-flavored Budweiser. (Non-alcoholic, of course.)

Field Trips to Washington, DC – We Make it Easy for Teachers‎

by Rich Abrams @ JUNIOR TOURS

Whether the focus of your field trip to Washington, DC is history or politics, Junior Tours brings you expert knowledge.  We make it easy for teachers to create outstanding field...

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MEGADETH To Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Special Releases, Exclusive Merchandise And One-Of-A-Kind Events

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Thrash metal pioneers MEGADETH will celebrate their 35th anniversary all year long, with special releases, exclusive merch items, and one-of-a-kind events and opportunities for fans worldwide. Founder Dave Mustaine will also celebrate the band's anniversary on his weekly radio show. MEGADETH's announcement comes two years to the day since the release of the band's acclaimed, Grammy-winning album "Dystopia", which arrived on January 22, 2016. "When I started MEGADETH, I didn't imagine myself living for 35 years, let alone my band reaching this incredible milestone," says Mustaine. "Thanks to almost everyone I've met, worked, and played with these last three and a half decades." Kicking off the celebration, MEGADETH's new music video for "Lying In State" launches on Megadeth.com today exclusively for Megadeth Cyber Army members. MEGADETH is offering discounted Premium Cyber Army membership starting today at through January 31 at 11:59 p.m. PST. In MEGADETH's webstore, all "Dystopia" items are specially priced for two weeks, beginning today. Throughout the year, Mustaine will also celebrate the band's anniversary on his weekly Gimme Radio show, "The Dave Mustaine Show", which premieres each Thursday at 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST, with exclusive giveaways, contests, and behind-the-scenes stories about his career and MEGADETH. Fans can tune in and communicate directly with Dave in the Gimme Live chat feed at GimmeRadio.com or via the Gimme Radio app. MEGADETH is tentatively planning to enter the studio in mid-2018 to begin recording its new album for a 2019 release. Mustaine revealed on Twitter that he is in the process of "collecting ideas" for the follow-up to "Dystopia". MEGADETH's upcoming effort will mark the group's first release to feature drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who officially joined the group a year and a half ago. "Dystopia" was MEGADETH's first album with Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with ANGRA.

Jason Bieler of Saigon Kick - Tickets - The Social - Orlando, FL - June 15th, 2017

Jason Bieler of Saigon Kick - Tickets - The Social - Orlando, FL - June 15th, 2017


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I was born at a very early age, poor and ½ Jewish… much like Sammy Davis JR. Music became my obsession when I was unceremoniously kicked off the Chinese National Gymnastic team for lack of flexibil

Food Festivals to Consider for Your Class Trip

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Growing young people are always hungry.  While some of them are a little picky about what they eat, it’s clear that when it comes to whatever foods they find “acceptable”,...

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InterContinental Saigon

InterContinental Saigon


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Orlando United Day

by joanne.grant @ Mills 50

A Day of Love and Kindness on June 12, 2017, will be a day that we as a community can come together to respectfully honor the memory of the 49 innocent Pulse victims, supporting survivors, and recognize the compassion and love that was displayed by the Central Florida community following the tragedy.  ACT. LOVE. GIVE.

Bernie Miklasz Inks New Deal At WXOS (101 ESPN)/St. Louis, Michelle Smallmon Returns To Join As Co-Host

by Latest Net News from AllAccess.com @ Vinyl Frisbee

HUBBARD Sports WXOS (101 ESPN)/ST. LOUIS host BERNIE MIKLASZ has signed a longterm deal to remain on board at the station and also announced on TODAY's show (1/22) that former station … more Read More ...

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Vietnamese universities should attract more foreign students: experts

by robert @ education – Talk Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – More universities in Vietnam should open programmes to foreign students as demand for study-abroad courses has increased, 

Life-Changing Travel Moments for Your Students

by Rich Abrams @ JUNIOR TOURS

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher There is no better time to start the lifelong...

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Discover: Clipperton Island

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If you somehow find yourself visiting Clipperton Island and lack things to do (understandably), try running around the island and timing yourself; the record circumnavigation time is one hour and 17 minutes.

WFUV/New York APD Sarah Wardrop Moves To Production Dir. Role

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FORDHAM UNIVERSITY Triple A WFUV/NEW YORK PD RITA HOUSTON reached out to ALL ACCESS to let us know that longtime APD SARAH WARDROP is moving into a newly created Production Director role. … more Read More ...

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Cambodian PM hosts new Vietnamese Ambassador

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

The diplomat conveyed greetings from General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan to Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife. Ambassador Minh presented his credentials to Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni in […]

GRETA VAN FLEET Has A Fan In ROBERT PLANT

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, GRETA VAN FLEET has a fan in legendary singer Robert Plant. The LED ZEPPELIN frontman told Louisville radio station 91.9 WFPK that he's heard the young Michigan-based group, saying that vocalist Josh Kiszka is "pretty good... There's a job out there for him." The irony is that GRETA VAN FLEET's sound has been compared to ZEPPELIN, with Kiszka's voice similar to Plant's and the musical style close as well. Josh and his brother, guitarist Jake Kiszka, told The Pulse Of Radio that the band's chart-topping first single, "Highway Tune", was a tribute to all the rock music they grew up listening to. "When we first realized that we had to be writing our own material, and we really wanted to, you know, I sat down and wrote the riff," Jake said. Josh added: "Jake kind of did the riff and I threw some vocals in there and it was kind of really an ode to that appreciation for rock 'n' roll music at its, you know, finest." GRETA VAN FLEET rocketed to the top of the rock radio charts last year with "Highway Tune". The track is taken from the quartet's debut EP, "Black Smoke Rising", which came out last April. Their latest single is "Safari Song". The Michigan-based group is reportedly working on its first full-length LP and will head out on a European tour this March. The band is confirmed to appear at this year's edition of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival, which will be held on April 13 through April 15 and again with the exact same bill on April 20 through April 22 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. More headlining and festival dates will follow in late April, May and June.

WFUV/New York APD Sarah Wardrop Moves To Prodcution Dir. Role

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FORDHAM UNIVERSITY Triple A WFUV/NEW YORK PD RITA HOUSTON reached out to ALL ACCESS to let us know that longtime APD SARAH WARDROP is moving into a newly created Production Director role. … more Read More ...

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Discover: Aberdeen

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Among the artifacts displayed at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland is a flag from Hitler's staff car. (Don't ask how they got it.)

HSGameTime girls basketball rankings, Jan. 22

HSGameTime girls basketball rankings, Jan. 22

by Landon Negri @ Press Enterprise

Teams are chosen from schools within the coverage area of The Press-Enterprise. Records are through Saturday’s games: 1. VALLEY VIEW (20-0) Eagles swept Canyon Springs and North, then beat San Marcos to boot. Previous ranking: 1 Up next: Tuesday at Arlington 2. VISTA MURRIETA (16-2) Defeated both Mesa and Great Oak, as well as Edison […]

Shop Small Business Saturday in Mills 50!

by joanne.grant @ Mills 50

Mills 50 businesses are celebrating Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 25 by offering special deals and discounts!  Participating businesses include Black Rooster Taqueria, Central Florida YMCA, District Market at Mills 50, Eclips Salon & Spa, Educe Salon, Florida Fitness Concepts, Go Big Tees, gotkarma, Jazzercise Orlando Mills 50 Fitness Center, Quantum Leap Winery, Remix […]

OC JAIL ESCAPE: Anatomy of a jailbreak – How they carried out their escape

OC JAIL ESCAPE: Anatomy of a jailbreak – How they carried out their escape


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As they cut, crawled, climbed and rappelled their way to freedom, the first inmates to bust out of the Orange County Central Jail in more than a quarter-century were nothing if not audacious. First…

Saigon Tours

Saigon Tours


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Find Saigon Tours in Orlando with Address, Phone number from Yahoo US Local. Includes Saigon Tours Reviews, maps & directions to Saigon Tours in Orlando and more from Yahoo US Local

Wolverine’s Beaumont warehouse to be dedicated

Wolverine’s Beaumont warehouse to be dedicated

by Craig Shultz @ Press Enterprise

The footwear, apparel and accessory company opened in the city last year.

Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

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As of today, Las Vegas' Monte Carlo Casino Hotel remains closed pending the investigation of last week's fire and the impending repair work. At this time, reservations at the Monte Carlo are being moved to other MGM Mirage hotels. In addition, the Lance Burton show will be suspended for the time being and all tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded.

Ex-KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT: 'I Was In Hell For 20 Years'

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Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent took part in another question-and-answer session on Saturday (January 20) at the Atlanta Kiss Expo. You can now watch video footage of the discussion in two parts below (courtesy of Mike Brunn). Asked what led to his departure from KISS after the "Lick It Up" touring cycle came to an end, Vincent said: "The problem was really simple. I was writing a lot of songs, and I felt us growing so much as a band, and I wanted them to want me. I know they wanted Eric [Carr, drums] — they loved Eric — but I didn't feel that they wanted me. Even after 'Lick It Up', the perception of it was that it was a big album, and I still felt, 'No matter what I do, they're just not gonna want me in this band.' And there was a contract they wanted me to sign. But I was bringing… My take-home pay was 550 dollars a week, so I never made any money being in the band. From the beginning to the end, it was 550 dollars a week; that's what they paid me. That was my take-home after taxes." According to Vinnie, he was only asking for a bare minimum so that he could support himself and his family. "This was my dream to be in this band," he said. "I didn't want anything as much as I wanted this. Maybe just a little bit so I can buy a house or something. Maybe I could buy a nice car. But that wasn't gonna happen. And there was a contract that they wanted me to sign — it was an employment contract — and there was literally nothing in it for me. I had a family. I had twins that I didn't know I was gonna have, and there was no money to take care of them, and there was no money to buy a home. We were living with relatives, and I was on call 24 hours a day, which was okay — it was all okay. But I couldn't move on; there was no future. There was the future of being Vinnie Vincent of KISS and what that was, but, financially, there was no future in it for me. And I didn't want to be a royalty member, although that would have been nice. But that's not what I asked for. I just asked for something that could take me out of living in an apartment or with my relatives, and maybe a nice car instead of driving around in a car the size of a can of tuna. And while I'm on the road, I've got a family, I've got little children. I wanted to know that they were well taken care of and at least that some of my value, my worth to them would have been special to them and said, 'Look, we can afford to make this work for you,' and they just didn't." Vincent said that everything came to a head at the end of "Lick It Up" tour when "the pressure" on him "was so, so, so unbearable to sign" the contract which was presented to him, which he described as "all for us and none for Vinnie. I said, 'I can't, I can't, I can't. Just please treat me better than this and everything will be fine,'" he recalled. "There was nothing. I never saw any royalties during the time I was in the band; it was just a paycheck, that I took home 550 bucks a week. So after the 'Lick It Up' tour was a success and I'm thinking, 'We have a great band. This is a new chapter. This is now…' The makeup came off. This was probably for Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley] a really difficult time, because the makeup was what the band was. To remove it, I think, was a bit of a relief. This is my opinion — it was a bit of a relief, but [there was also] a bit of fear, trepidation, because you didn't know what was coming. But 'Lick It Up' said, even with Vinnie, this worked. The songs were great, the reception was great, the tours were great. And at the end of the 'Lick It Up' tour, I remember… The last thing we said to each other was, 'We're gonna record a new record. Come back in about two months with your new songs.' Everybody said, 'Well, see you then. We're all gonna record our new songs, demo them, bring them together and see what we've got for the new record.' I recorded and demoed [future VINNIE VINCENT INVASION songs] 'Boyz Are Gonna Rock', 'Shoot U Full Of Love', 'No Substitute', 'Animal' and 'Twisted'. Those were the five songs that I wrote that I was gonna bring back. They were demoed, and I said, 'This is gonna be one hell of a KISS record, and I think they're gonna love them.' So they asked me to come back, and I said, 'I wanna come back, but I've got to survive. I can't survive on this. And I'm coming back with a great album. Can't we make this work?' And, unfortunately, the answer was no. 'Unless you sign the contract, you can't come back.' And I said, 'You know what? This is gonna break my heart. I can't come back.' So then, about a month later, in May of '84, they sent me a letter saying, 'Well, you're fired.' I guess it was redundant because I already said I wasn't coming back if you can't make this work. And that's what happened. And it broke my heart." Vincent also talked about his "20-year-lawsuit" against his former bandmates, alleging unpaid songwriting royalties. He said: "It could have all been avoided. It was senseless, because there were millions of dollars in warranties. And I tried for four fucking years — from '91 to '97 — to say, 'Can't we just work something out?' This wasn't something I wanted to do; this was the last thing I wanted to do. But right is right, and I'm willing to… Just show me some humanity, just a little compassion. Maybe just help me out — settle with me. Just something to make all of this just have been worth it for me. And they said 'no.' And they hurt me deeply — deeply, deeply, deeply, fucking deeply — and there was nowhere to go but to file this lawsuit. "The miracle that I survived that lawsuit was probably as miraculous as surviving what happened to me in 1984," he added. "And I just put it behind me. We eventually settled everything that we had between us, all the problems, about seven years ago. But I was in hell for 20 years, and it was my hell — nobody knew it. And I saw the world going by, I saw what everybody was saying about me, I saw what everybody in the band was saying about me, and I said, 'What a shame. What a shame.' There was no reason for it. I mean, we could have had — in my opinion — such a fucking great band. We still can, we still can, because that magic never ends. I still love them. I mean, it's never gonna go away. So when you respect — and I do dearly respect Gene and Paul with all my heart; I love them and I always will. They gave me this. With the good came the bad. But the magic that we have together never dies." Vincent said that he had a fond recollection of his last collaboration with KISS, which happened when he was brought in to co-write "Unholy", "Heart Of Chrome" and "I Just Wanna" for the band's 1992 album, "Revenge". "I didn't see them from '84 to '91," he said. "'91 was our first meeting again after VINNIE VINCENT INVASION. And Gene said, 'We're recording a new record.' I think I saw Gene in a recording studio. 'Give us a call. Let's work together.' And I said, 'Ah, I'd love to see you.' And then 'Revenge' happened and those songs. And I said, 'This is the moment. This is the band. This is it.' 'Unholy' was Gene and I; that was our baby. Paul and I wrote two songs, and we worked together for a year on that record. And it was another fun time. I mean, every time we worked together, it was just a joy. The magic, it's something that I can't put into words. 'Magic' is not the right word for it, because it's electric when you just… Something that happens when you plug in something and there's electricity here and it just works. So it turned out to be a great record and a lot of music that I'm proud of." Vinnie Vincent joined KISS in 1982, replacing Ace Frehley. As the "Ankh Warrior," he toured with the group in support of "Creatures Of The Night", on which he played lead guitar on six songs prior to becoming an official member of the band. From there, KISS wrote and released "Lick It Up" — their first album without makeup — in 1983, a recording on which Vincent co-wrote eight of 10 songs, including the title track, which remains a staple of the group's live performances to this day. In recent years, Vincent has been the subject of a number of rumors about his gender identity, including that he has been cross-dressing and that he has undergone a sex change. Last year, Vincent was the focus of a Swedish TV documentary called "KISS Och Gitarristen Som Försvann" ("KISS And The Guitarist Who Disappeared") which apparently tried, unsuccessfully, to track Vinnie down and get him to sit down for an interview.

Family Business Continues To Thrive Since First Settling In Orlando’s “Little Vietnam”

Family Business Continues To Thrive Since First Settling In Orlando’s “Little Vietnam”


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It’s been 40 years since the fall of Saigon and all week we’re looking at Orlando’s Vietnamese population. Vietnamese cuisine is reflective of Vietnamese lifestyle, starting from the preparation of the food, to how it’s served. That’s what the family that runs Orlando’s Saigon Noodle & Grill says.

Saigon Kick

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​Ho Chi Minh City to begin closing downtown sidewalk parking lots

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City authorities will begin shutting down CBD sidewalk parking lots before extending the effort into other neighborhoods. The municipal People’s Committee has issued a document calling on administrations of the city’s 24 districts to prohibit informal parking lots from operating on local sidewalks within the first quarter of this year. However, sidewalk […]

Rams’ Jared Goff officially named to Pro Bowl team, to replace Carson Wentz

Rams’ Jared Goff officially named to Pro Bowl team, to replace Carson Wentz

by Rich Hammond @ Press Enterprise

Jared Goff is expected to play in Sunday's Pro Bowl game in Orlando on an NFC team with two other quarterbacks, Seattle's Russell Wilson and New Orleans' Drew Brees.

SHANE EMBURY Says Next NAPALM DEATH Album 'Will Be The Most Diverse Yet'

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Christina Rowatt of Australia's The Void recently conducted an interview with bassist Shane Embury of British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the status of the next NAPALM DEATH studio album, which is tentatively due in 2018: Shane: "We started recording some new stuff, four or five weeks ago. We got quite a lot of songs. Hopefully, we will be carrying on in the new year. It will take a while to get finished. It's fast, but there's also a lot of some, I don't want to say 'experimental,' but hopefully once it's done it will go in a few different directions. I don't want to say noise, but there will be some stuff like that, a couple of mid-paced, kind of KILLING JOKE-influenced [songs]. Hopefully we'll veer off in a few directions and it will make the album… it will still be abrasive, but not constantly fast all the time. There is some extremely fast stuff, but we've all been kind of like ticking away at every album, trying a little bit of that and little bit of that, so each step, this one will be the most diverse yet, I hope. On maintaining an element of diversity in NAPALM DEATH's songwriting: Shane: "On the last album [2015's 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat'] we started with a really strange, slow, SWANS-influenced track. Not everyone liked it, but I think actually, most people did like it, but the record label was, like, 'Oh, you can't start an album with four minutes of this.' [I said] 'If you don't like it, just press skip.' [Nowadays], most of the bloody kids like Spotify, so why bother being pressured. They'll just change the track if they didn't like it anyway. I'm not going to say, 'Just because our A&R guy doesn't like it, I'm not going to start an album with this track.' That's kind of the wrong reason, isn't it?" On whether an attitude of defiance is an essential element of NAPALM DEATH and grindcore as a whole: Shane: "I think so. It's also a part of your personality, probably a little bit as well. When I was tape-trading before I joined NAPALM and I was forming bands that we did and whatever, I liked the fact that I was into stuff that people didn't immediately get, you know? All my metal buddies. I come from a heavy metal/rock background, but as I went further and further than what my friends did, so I'd get a kick out of the fact that they didn't understand it. That was funny to me. I thought, 'Why don't you understand it?'" On who he thinks are the originators of grindcore: Shane: "NAPALM DEATH was a band that when they first started, they weren't very grindcore at all in '81, '82, '83 period, they were more anarcho-punk. They were early NAPALM DEATH. It was only '86 when it started to get really fast and that was due to bands like SIEGE and the Boston hardcore scene. They were also mixing it up with stuff like CELTIC FROST from Switzerland. On whether he and vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway can detect what each other are thinking while composing songs: Shane: "I wouldn't say that. We're quite different. Me and Barn, we're chalk and cheese. He's very outspoken, political. I tend to not comment on any of it. I think with NAPALM DEATH, especially when you're coming into a band, the fact there's not an original member in the band anymore, that's a big point. I've been there since almost [NAPALM's 1987 debut album] 'Scum' came out. I should have played on it, didn't, big regret. But I was offered, but didn't, so that's the only big regret for me because that would have silenced all those people who say, 'You're not really an original member, are you?' But the band sets itself up as a very political kind of band, but I come from a metal background, but yeah, I have particular morals and thoughts about the world, but I'm all about the music. I'm all about making extreme music and making sounds. I got into SLADE, SWEET, JUDAS PRIEST, SABBATH, then I got into grindcore, then I started listening to SONIC YOUTH, PIXIES and MY BLOODY VALENTINE and I like to bring it all together. I'm all about sound. That's my thing. Barney, that's his thing. I don't disagree with him, but that's his thing. My thing is the music and the sounds and the sonics. I'd say we balance [each other], I think." NAPALM DEATH will release a special 2CD, 2LP and digital-download compilation titled "Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs" in March 2018 via Century Media Records. This special collection will include a total of 31 songs with a playing time of over 90 minutes, compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the whirling gene pool of noise that is NAPALM DEATH. "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" was released in January 2015 via Century Media Records.

Thoughtful Advice for Your Group’s School Trip to New York City

by Rich Abrams @ JUNIOR TOURS

A trip to New York City is an adventure for most of us.  It’s a huge city and one with a reputation for not sleeping, as well as being loud,...

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Flights to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) | Emirates United States

Flights to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) | Emirates United States


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Our guide to the best of Ho Chi Minh City—where to stay, what to see, and where to eat. Read exclusive Crew Tips and visit our interactive map and social wall. - Emirates United States

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