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Miles Young
Miles Young

Miles Young

Travel

Travel Duder covers vacations, destination, travel tips, hotels, gear and everything else an adventurer needs to know... view profile

Chris Grasso
Chris Grasso

Chris Grasso

Life

Chris is a freelance writer who lives in Florida and loves the sunshine... view profile

Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.
Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.

Carol A. Hoernlein P.E.

Opinion

Currently a Licensed Water Resources Civil Engineer in NJ, Carol has also been a political blogger in NJ since 2007, after being elected Councilwoman in 2006. .. view profile

Martha Rosenberg
Martha Rosenberg

Martha Rosenberg

Health

Martha is a Chicago-based health writer and author of the expose "Born with a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks, and Hacks Pimp the Public Health." .. view profile

Linda Moore
Linda Moore

Linda Moore

Business

I am a freelance writer and enjoy reporting on a variety of topics... view profile

Barry Bassis
Barry Bassis

Barry Bassis

Arts & Culture

Barry has been a music, theater and travel writer for over a decade for various publications. .. view profile

Song Woo
Song Woo

Song Woo

Life

Employment expert & award winning CEO of Silicon Valley's premier staffing firm Lighthouse Management Group - www.lighthousemg.com.. view profile

Deborah Asseraf
Deborah Asseraf

Deborah Asseraf

Business

Deborah Asseraf is founder & CEO of Popcorn Productions, a company that explodes awareness for businesses through highly tailored campaigns. .. view profile

Veronica Davis
Veronica Davis

Veronica Davis

Life

Veronica is a wife, freelance writer and work at home mom. Her and her husband live in Missouri with their three boys. .. view profile

Bianca Silva
Bianca Silva

Bianca Silva

Entertainment

Recent grad, music journalist, music lover. .. view profile

Ryan Nakada
Ryan Nakada

Ryan Nakada

Sports

As a fan of baseball, I love to write about baseball, watch baseball, play baseball, and talk about baseball... view profile

Cathy Hobbs
Cathy Hobbs

Cathy Hobbs

Life

As a nationally known interior design, real estate styling and home staging expert, Cathy Hobbs shares tips and insight relating to all aspects of the home... view profile

Avent Marseau
Avent Marseau

Avent Marseau

World

I live in the Republic of the Congo... view profile

Phil Butler
Phil Butler

Phil Butler

Tech

Phil is editor-in-chief of Everything PR News, and Senior Partner at Pamil Visions PR. .. view profile

John Christopher Fine
John Christopher Fine

John Christopher Fine

Life

is a marine biologist with two doctoral degrees, has authored 24 books, including award-winning books dealing with ocean pollution... view profile

Jessica Millis
Jessica Millis

Jessica Millis

Life

Jessica Millis - freelance writer and editor. Jessica uses her skills at GoProofreading.com... view profile






  • PTW: Architects of the Republic of the Congo’s All Africa Games Olympic Facility

    Next year the Republic of the Congo will host the 2015 All Africa Games in its capital Brazzaville. 2015 will mark the triumphant return of the All Africa Games to the city where it began when the first ever All Africa Games were played in Brazzaville in the summer of 1965. President Denis Sassou Nguesso …

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  • Cathy’s Tuesday Tip: Go Retro!

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    This week, we’re channeling the 60′s with some retro decor!

    One of the most popular ways to go retro in your home is to incorporate sleek, modular furniture. Often chairs and sofas would have no arms, or just thin wooden ones. They’re also typically low to the ground.

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    You can also play around …

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  • Small Black Turns Bowery Ballroom Into a Dance Party

    Small Black Performing at Bowery Ballroom. Photo Credit: Bianca Silva

    Small Black provided a dance party of sorts that lasted until their hour-long set was finished at the Bowery Ballroom Sunday night.

    With their recently released EP Real People that includes vocals from Frankie Rose on two tracks, it’s easy to see why Small Black fans build up a sweat each time whenever they get …

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  • First New Tang Poets Reading Held

    “Evening Landscape” by Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875).

    Held on April 14, 2014, at Da Tang, in New York, participants read Tang Dynasty poetry, contemporary poetry previously written by attendees, and wrote Haiku. Here are some of the poems:

     

    A Spring Gathering

    Early spring beings,
    A pulsing celebration,
    In the night, they sing.

    -James Smith

     

    Evening Choir

    The voices of birds…

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  • MLB Power Rankings – Week 2 (4/6 – 4/12)

    (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

    Throughout the 2014 regular season, some teams will shine and some will falter. Power Rankings will identify who has been moving upwards and who may be hitting a cold spell.

    In this week, it is already evident that the baseball season will have its share of hot and cold streaks. Only two of last week’s …

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  • Design Recipe of the Week: Springing For Green!

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    With springtime finally in the air, it’s a great time to add a splash of bright color to your space!

    This recipe does just that – with bright green as the focal color as well as touches of red and yellow. This color combination works so well because we used basic black and white as …

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  • Chivalry Just Got a Facelift

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     When was the last time someone opened the door for you? Or gave you their seat on the train? Or asked if you needed help carrying your grocery bags? If you assumed I am writing this for women only, then you are wrong. I’m talking about chivalry and, it’s no longer gender specific.

     

    Chivalry …

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  • Equal Pay for Equal Work: Several Pieces to Address

    Democrats and liberals alike have been championing equal pay for equal work for some time much to the dismay of Republicans who believe Democrats are just trying to gain political points.  Last week, Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act from being considered in the Senate.  Liberals berated the conservative ideology that women who earn less …

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  • Abused Women See Familiar Patterns in Oscar Pistorius Trial

     

     

     

    Was your “ex” violent and possessive? Did he drink too much? Was he emotional, unpredictable and prone to rages and anger management problems? When you tried to end the relationship did he threaten or stalk you? If you tried to date someone else did he intervene? Did you have to notify the …

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  • Life Insurance Policies

    Image source: David Hilowitz

    A recent life insurance policy purchase by a Silicone Valley billionaire might be shocking to some people. This techie, whose name remains anonymous, recently purchased a whopping $210 million life insurance policy. It is estimated that he will likely be able to sell his policy in 30 years for around $40 …

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  • “Arabella” Revived at the Met

    Photo by Marty Sohl

    Opera audiences often have to suspend their disbelief, for example, when an overweight soprano sings one of those roles where the heroine is wasting away from tuberculosis. If the singer has the glorious voice of a Sutherland or Caballe, that’s enough. However, in the current production of “Arabella” at the Metropolitan Opera, the title character …

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  • Jarmila Novotna: An Opera Singer Who Could Act

    An opera star who could act

    Jarmila Novotna (1907 -1994) was an opera star for 30 years, but she may be best known today for her non-singing roles in two Hollywood films. In the 1947 film, “The Search,” directed by Fred Zinnemann, Novotna gave a moving performance as a mother searching for her son after World War II. She also appeared …

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  • Why LG Should Reconsider Height of New HQ

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    Recently I had the honor of meeting a lady, a true lady in every sense of the word, who opened my mind. It was near Christmas time, and I and my husband were invited to a concert given by Florence and her son that changed my world view. Tiny and frail, her heart and …

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  • Can Memory Training Help Your Child Diagnosed with ADHD?

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    Children diagnosed with ADHD are seen to have many challenges and difficulties trying to accomplish tasks such as learning and performing well at school. Therefore it’s necessary for parents and guardians to pay special attention to help them progress in academics. If your little one is diagnosed with ADHD or showing similar symptoms, it’s important …

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  • Nirvana Plays Secret Show At St. Vitus

    Surviving Members Being Inducted at The Rock And Roll of Fame Ceremony Thursday at Barclays Center in New York. 
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    Hours after being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame at Barclays Center, Nirvana played a secret show at St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn last night.

    The band performed a 19-song set that included  “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Heart Shaped Box,” “About A Girl,” and “Lithium.” Filling in for vocals during various points …

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  • Record Absence in U.S. Drone Strikes

    Ninety-six days.  That is how long it has been since a US drone strike in Pakistan.  Is this a signal that there is a change in policy among those in the Obama administration, or is it simply diplomatic restraint?  What has the US done in other regions where it has waged recent strikes?  Did the …

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  • Infographic Highlights Accident Causes in Australia

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    Motor vehicle collisions occur every minute of the day, worldwide.  In Australia, 600,000 road crashes lead to more than 200,000 injuries annually, more than 22,000 of those injuries serious enough to warrant long-term treatment. Tragically, a recent Australia Accidents Infographic reported that approximately 1,700 Aussies die in roadway accidents each year.  

    Careless drivers pose a …

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  • How-To Friday: Punch List For Remodeling a House

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     Just finished remodeling your home? There’s still one thing left to do: create a punch list. The punch list for remodeling a house requires you to put together an outline of work that the contractor still needs to finish. In this how-to video, I share my top tips!

    Are you on social media? I would …

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  • How to Write A Bucket List and Why

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     Life is short. The average human being lives approximately 25,000 days, or nearly 70 years, plodding about this great wide yonder before they’re – POP! – no more. So if you’re hoping to get anything out of it – out of those 25,000 days, out of this Life – then you’ve gotta prioritize what those …

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  • Chinese or US Stocks: Which Are Best for Near-Term Safety?

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    Chinese or US Stocks:  Which Are Best for Near-Term Safety?

    Most of the news headlines in financial markets have focused on the continued strength in some of the most commonly watch stock benchmarks.  For some investors, this presents some difficulties as many have wondered how much actual upside can still be seen in some of …

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  • Exploring Pinterest for Establishing Business/ your Brand!!

    Countless number of people are blogging nowadays to share their valuable content, hobbies, interests, tastes and values but not many of them are aware how to connect and reach to the global digital community, magnetize audience to drive traffic, discover strategies for conversion, and create that everlasting impact which inspires people to buy their …

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  • UNITAID: How traveling by plane might just save a child’s life

    Globalization doesn’t seem to have a lot of allies these days. Largely blamed for the near-collapse of the world economy, it’s easy to understand why the word is anathema for some. But what if the forces underpinning globalization could be put to good use and fund the global fight against disease? What if the mantra …

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  • The Web at 25: time for a 2.0 Constitution?

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    As the World Wide Web turned 25 on March 12th, its founder Tim Berners-Lee, has launched a campaign for creating an “Internet Bill of Rights” that would codify once and for all the DOs and DONTs of the Internet. In true open source fashion, he called on the people of the world to generate such …

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  • How to save face after losing $10 billion

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    In what signals to be an important strategic shift in its business model, Google decided on January 29th to off-load its 22-month-old acquisition, Motorola, for a paltry $2.9 billion. The winner of this bargain is none other than Lenovo, a Chinese company known for its success in making faded brands glow anew. But wait, paying …

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  • Facebook Versus Twitter: What Do You Prefer?

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    Do you enjoy Facebook? Do you enjoy Twitter? Of course you do! They are the primary means of procrastination and biggest blows to productivity the world has ever seen. But they both have many applications, including professional, and that has brought up a polarizing question: which is better?

    The truth is, it is more a …

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  • Facebook Versus Google Plus

    There are plenty of debates about social networking programs. But none are quite so polarizing as those between Facebook and Google Plus users. Unlike other sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest, people are far less likely to both have and frequently use both Facebook and Google Plus. They tend to prefer one of the …

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  • Cloudy future for Microsoft? The challenges of Satya Nadella

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    It is the year 2000. Bill Gates is the CEO of Microsoft, the biggest company in the world by market capitalization. Apple and Google, eyeing Microsoft’s success, are still struggling to make ends meet. They look for inspiration in the products rolled out by Microsoft, all the while trying to come up with the next …

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  • A Look Into Social Media Ad Targeting

    The other day I was looking at vacuum cleaners. My old one has served me well in the last five years, but the cheap appliance just can’t handle the volume of grime that gathers in my child and pet filled home any longer. Amazon was my port of call, as I began to compare different …

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  • Has Facebook Finally Lost its Swagger?

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    Tech observers have been prematurely announcing the death of Facebook for years. Back in 2005, the social network was a hyper-exclusive platform for just a handful of elite schools. Today, the service has 1.2 billion monthly users, including your mother and great-aunt (who are now much more assiduous users than you ever were). Mark Zuckerberg’s …

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  • Top 10 tools teachers are sure to put in use this year

    One primary goal of each teacher is to achieve clear communication with the students and parents. This year, you can start by equipping yourself with a wide range of tools to let your expectations and plans for the next academic year be known.

    Here is a list of free tools online that I have planned …

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  • Social Media in Ukraine’s #Euromaidan Protests

    Protestors in Ukraine, Kiev (Ivan Bandura)

    Only several hundred of the most ardent protestors remain in Kiev’s Independence Square, known as Euromaidan to protestors. The holiday season has sapped much of their support as many protestors hailing from Western Ukraine returned home but a sense of futility has also set in. A €15 billion aid deal from Russian president Vladimir Putin …

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  • ‘Digital Guardian’ Target’s Cybersecurity Attacks: IBM’s 5-in-5 Prediction Can’t Come Soon Enough

    The day of the phone interview with IBM’s Josyula R. (JR) Rao, Director of Security Research at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY, Target retail chain announced it got hacked: The information of 40 million consumer credit cards were stolen over a three-week period.

    The ‘Black Friday’ attack was a sophisticated, …

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  • Hyatt Times Square Opens for the Holidays and New Year

    Tall, vertical, on a narrow slice of 43rd Street in the heart of Times Square, a new Hyatt Hotel opened softly earlier this month. This Sunday, December 22, it will rollout T-45 Diner next to the ground floor lobby.

    In late January, the Hyatt Times Square New York will open its rooftop bar and lounge, …

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  • These are Not Santa’s Socks! Celliant Textile’s Pain-Reducing Fabric

    These are Not Santa’s Socks! Celliant Textile’s Pain-Reducing Fabric

    Back in the day my elementary school teacher took trips to the Grand Canyon and the deserts of Utah and Nevada. There she collected rocks split in two revealing crystals of amazing shapes and colors. Each fall she shared her crystal rock collection with the class. …

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  • WeatherSignal: crowdsourcing meets meteorology

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    British start-up OpenSignal, which made a name for itself with its Android and iOS apps that crowdsource cell phone coverage, is now taking on the weather. The new app, WeatherSignal, uses atmospheric data gathered from various sensors, such as light meters, barometers and even battery temperature, to provide real-time pictures of the weather on a …

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  • Simply Put – How Pinterest Business Accounts Work

    If you haven’t noticed, Pinterest is growing. In popularity, in size, in demand and in their policies. What started out as a really cool idea has rounded out into a niche social platform that for the first time is starting to see wide appeal. Sure, the primary demographic is still women under the age of …

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  • Microsoft’s ‘Scroogled’ Campaign Takes on Chromebook

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    In its latest anti-Google jab, software giant Microsoft released a new viral video last week taking a shot at Chromebook, Google’s ChromeOS-based cloud-focused device. The online video published Tuesday, featuring characters from the History Channel’s popular Pawn Stars reality series, is a part of the company’s broader “Don’t Get Scroogled” campaign that it has been …

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  • ‘Breaking Bad’ Art Case: Robert Wittman’s Bestselling Book Priceless

    Three days before Christmas in 2000, on a affluent peninsula in Stockholm, an Iraqi gang pulled off an audacious art theft of a small, but priceless self-portrait of Rembrandt at the Swedish National Museum.

    With only three roads into the peninsula, the thieves set fire to cars on two of the streets and placed spike-strips …

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  • Top 10 educational tools all students must use this autumn

    Another autumn has arrived, and students’ troubles with academic writing have started all over again. This is a never-ending cycle of academic curriculums becoming more challenging and writing tools becoming more effective. Although professors think of the Internet as something students waste time on, online tools have the potential of making everyone’s work much easier.…

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  • Simply Put – How Google Plus Business Pages Work

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    I have mixed feelings about Google Plus. On one hand, it is the first example of Google actually managing to score a lasting hit with a social networking site. Their failures are all pretty embarrassing, and their ability to live up to some of the hype after the launch. According to the company reports, the …

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  • Sharks, whales, ivory, and drugs

    Tens of thousands of sharks are now being killed every hour of the day. Photo by Shawn Heinrichs.

    The Guardian reported (4TH April, 2014) that Japan’s biggest online retailer, Rakuten, will stop their whale meat and dolphin meat sales by the end of April after the International Court of Justice ordered Japan to immediately halt its annual whale hunts in the southern ocean.

    Rakuten said it had asked sellers to cancel sales of …

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  • Deep Sea Mining; Digging a Hole We Can’t Get Out Of

    This weird deep sea angler fish lives at abyssal depths that exert pressures of 11,000 pounds per square inch.

    In May, 2013 the United Nations published its first plan for deep sea mining saying companies could apply for mining licenses as soon as 2016. To date the UN’s International Seabed Authority has issued 17 exploration permits with 7 more pending.

    “We are at the threshold of a new era of deep sea mining” said …

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  • Saving the World One Artificial Reef at a Time

    Mini-artificial reef modules become home for juvenile fish, crabs, and small invertebrates within days of being put in the sea.

    Ten years ago on December 26 the third largest earthquake in recorded history created a lethal tsunami that tore through Asia leaving behind an estimated 280,000 dead. It also reached far into the future by destroying coral reefs that are the ‘bread-basket’ of nearly 200 million people in this part of the world. Now artificial …

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  • Leatherback Turtle Slips Toward Extinction

    A huge Leatherback drags itself ashore to lay eggs in a nest of sand it hopes will protect the young from predators.

    I saw my first Leatherback turtle in the Florida Keys long before that string of gorgeous islands became the foundation of endless high-rise buildings. It reminded me of a flattened car; it was huge!

    Leatherback turtles can grow to over 3 m long and weigh nearly 1,000 kg. Its front flippers can reach an amazing …

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  • Climate Change, Me and Polar Bears; A Final Entry

    Am I watching the curtain call for the bears or an apocalypse in the making?

    In my last report about climate change I was looking at the plight of polar bears as their frozen habitat shrinks into oblivion. It’s all very sad but it is after all half a world away. I’m still OK, right?

    Actually it’s bad news for all of us. I live only a few hundred kilometres …

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  • Tipping Points and Shark Fin Soup

    A harmless whale shark, the world's largest fish is now a threatened species according to the IUCN. Most of this carcass will be thrown back into the sea.

    I’ve spent most of my life working close to sharks. They were always a concern and I certainly have had a few moments when I doubted the sense in what I was doing. But now I’m concerned about what’s happening to sharks on a global scale. I’m concerned about tipping points and the shark fin …

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  • Are We Overfishing The Future of Sharks?

    A large tigershark circles a boat. Many of these sharks are now caught and killed only for 'sport'.

    I was recently bemoaning the sorry state of the Oceanic Whitetip Sharks and mentioned that there was just a Conference of the Parties (CITES) meeting in Bangkok about 6 months ago to look at shark protection. What was only a few years ago the most abundant large predator on Earth is now little more than …

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  • The Mercury is Rising and So Too the Risks of Eating Mercury in Shark

    I always associate the phrase “rising mercury” with ‘skyrocketing’ temperatures. I grew up in the tropics in an age before digital thermometers. An increase in the height of that silvery column meant more unpleasantness ahead.

    But now scientists at Dartmouth University publishing in the journal Plos One have found that rising ocean water temperatures bring …

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  • Oceanic Whitetip Sharks Are Pushed Toward Extinction by Shark Finning

    I was being towed behind a small boat 150 km from shore and counting reef fish as part of my underwater surveys on the Great Barrier Reef. On one side of me the water was about 10 metres deep, bright and colorful with coral and fish and then it plunged down to nearly 1000 metres …

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  • Ghost Fishing and the Staggering Cost of Rubbish

    Not many people know what ‘ghost fishing’ is. It sounds scary and in fact is; but not for the reasons you might think.

    Ghost fishing is when lost or discarded fishing equipment just keeps on catching fish. The caught fish die and attract more marine life to their death. This endless circle of destruction can …

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  • The Sea Butterfly Effect

    Mathematicians have developed the concept of chaos theory. In a nutshell, this says that some processes are incredibly sensitive to the conditions at the time they start; things can turn out very differently with each tiny variation at the beginning.

    This lead to the term, the Butterfly Effect, coined by Edward Lorenz (1917-2008) and created …

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  • GMO Foods and the Real Cost of Salmon

    In an Epoch Times report about GMO foods,Zachary Stieber described the strong stance of Zambia in this growing debate. But Genetically modified Organisms aren’t restricted to farm crops on land.

    It’s true; about 50 percent of the fish we eat are farmed. There is good reason for this as, one by one, the world’s commercial …

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  • Climate Change Setting a New Speed Record

    Our planet is undergoing one of the largest changes in climate since the dinosaurs went extinct. But it’s not just the change that’s the problem; it’s the speed of the change. Stanford climate change scientists warn that the likely rate of change over the next century will be at least 10 times quicker than any …

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  • Rescuing the Great Barrier Reef from Ourselves.

    Incredibly, the Great Barrier Reef will be listed as a threatened ecosystem by the United Nations from June next year unless the Australian government follows a series of recommendations to protect it, the World Heritage Committee decided in May, 2013. The first response of the government was to announce an injection of $200 million into …

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  • Great Barrier Reef Dives to ‘Endangered’ Listing?

    It’s hard to believe! It was 43 years ago that I put my head underwater and first saw the Great Barrier Reef. I was a lot younger and very naive. Lots of years working for the Government changed both of those facts.

    My proudest day was when I reported for work as the Queensland Government’s …

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  • We’re Building a Coral Reef for Our Children

    On December 26, 2004 a tsunami generated by the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, the third largest earthquake in recorded history, roared into Datai Bay on the Northwest corner of Langkawi, Malaysia. This bay and its nearby surroundings support the best coral reef development in the sleepy waters of this quiet island. When the tsunami struck, it swept …

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  • MLB Power Rankings – Week 2 (4/6 – 4/12)

    (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

    Throughout the 2014 regular season, some teams will shine and some will falter. Power Rankings will identify who has been moving upwards and who may be hitting a cold spell.

    In this week, it is already evident that the baseball season will have its share of hot and cold streaks. Only two of last week’s …

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  • Eli Manning To Undergo Arthroscopic Surgery

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Giants announced that QB Eli Manning will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle on Thursday. 

    Manning, 33, had his left ankle injured in week 17 against Washington. Since then, he’s been rehabbing on it. 

    Eli issued a statement on his process dealing with the ankle. 

     ”I went through the …

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  • Giants Announce 2014 Preseason Schedule

    EAST RUTHERFORD – The NFL has announced their 2014-2015 preseason schedule, shortly after 3:15pm ET. The Giants’ preseason schedule is exactly the same as their 2013 preseason schedule. 

     

    2014 Preseason Schedule

    Hall of Fame Game: Vs Bills in Canton, OH – August 3

    Week 1: Vs Pittsburgh Steelers

    Week 2: @ Indianapolis Colts

    Week …

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  • Jets signed CB Dimitri Patterson

    FLORHAM PARK, NJ – The Jets have made another free agent signing with former Dolphins CB Dimitri Patterson on Tuesday. Patterson visited the Jets on Monday and the meeting seemed to go well.

    A source told J~S that it will be a 1yr $3M deal.

    Patterson only played six games last year before suffering a …

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  • Jets signed WR/KR Jacoby Ford

    FLORHAM PARK, NJ – Former Raiders WR/KR Jacoby Ford made an impressive sign with the New York Jets on Tuesday. Terms of the deal have yet to be announced. 

    Ford, 26, missed the entire 2012 season with a LisFranc injury that essentially limited him this past season. Last season, he only came up with 13 …

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  • Giants resigned DT Mike Patterson

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Along with the signing of CB Zack Bowman, the Giants have also made a big move in resigning DT Mike Patterson Monday afternoon. 

    The details of the deal have yet to be release but according to a team source, it’s most likely going to be a 1yr deal. 

    Patterson, 30, played …

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  • Giants Sign Former Bears CB Zack Bowman

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Giants continue to add more depth to their defensive squad as they signed former Bears CB Zack Bowman to a one year deal. The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. 

    Bowman, 29, played for six seasons in Chicago. Last season, he replaced an injured CB Charles Tillman …

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  • Jets have resigned LB Nick Bellore

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     EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ: While a lot of focus was on the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA, Jets make a big free agent move in getting LB Nick Bellore back before their deadline. 

    “It’s an honor to say I’ll be back in the green & white next year.” Bellore said on Twitter last night. 

    Back on …

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  • Giants were awarded a compensatory pick.

    On Monday, the Giants were awarded a compensatory pick for the 2014 NFL draft. It gives two choices for a pick of the fifth round and seven overall. …

     The compensatory pick is decided when a team loses more free agents the previous year than free agents they receive as a result. 
     
    The pick that the

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  • Is Geno Smith’s Starting Job In Jeopardy?

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    Orlando, FL – During breakfast at the NFL league meeting, Rex Ryan was asked several questions about the QB situation between Geno Smith and new QB Michael Vick.

     Rex mentioned that the Jets are getting someone that has proven something in the past. (Michael Vick.)

     “You’re getting a guy who has proven to be a …

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  • QB Greg McElroy announces retirement

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – Former New York Jets QB, Greg McElroy announced an unexpected retirement from the NFL on Friday.

    McElroy, 25, was drafted by the Jets in the 2011 and scarcely started for the Jets throughout his 3 seasons with the team. He was released by the Jets during the 2013 season for QB Matt …

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  • Giants sign OL John Jerry

    EAST RUTHERFORD NJ – The Giants announced on Friday that they have signed former Dolphins OL John Jerry. Jerry started all sixteen games last year for Miami. The terms on the deal have yet to be released. 

    Jerry becomes the third OL to join the Giants. The other two are center J.D. Walton and G …

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  • Sanchez released by Jets. Signed QB Vick

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – After a long five year commitment, the Jets have announced that they have cut QB Mark Sanchez.

    It was reported all along that the Jets were going to cut Sanchez for a few reasons. To free up cap space and the team just wanted to move on from him. Sanchez was …

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  • 2013 National League Rookie of the Year Candidates

    Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig was an electrifying spark plug in the Dodgers run towards the NL West division title. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

    This award is given to the best rookie in the National League. This award has been given to position players and given to pitchers. This is just for the rookie that had the best season among others getting their first taste of the majors.

    These are the rookies I think are candidates from the National …

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  • 2013 American League Rookie of the Year Candidates

    Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is a defensive wizard with the best batting average among American League rookies. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

    This award is given to the best rookie in the American League. This award has been given to position players and given to pitchers. This is just for the rookie that had the best season among others getting their first taste of the majors.

    These are the rookies I think are candidates from the American …

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  • 2013 National League Cy Young Candidates

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw had a historically good season atop the pitching staff. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

    This award is given to the best pitcher in the National League. Rarely does a relief pitcher win this award but it isn’t uncommon. Winning doesn’t always translate into being the best pitcher. Some pitchers are recognized for their talents beyond their team’s talents. Striking out the most doesn’t always mean you’re the best either. …

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  • 2013 American League Cy Young Candidates

    Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish had a great sophomore season, striking out a major-league best 277. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    This award is given to the best pitcher in the American League. Rarely does a relief pitcher win this award but it isn’t uncommon. Winning doesn’t always translate into being the best pitcher. Ask Felix Hernandez, he was the best pitcher to not get wins in 2010 but was recognized for his talents beyond his …

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  • 2013 National League Most Valuable Player Candidates

    Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt continues to have an impressive start to his career, earning MVP considerations. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

    This award is given to the most outstanding player in the National League. Some take into account the team around them and if the team would have been as successful without the individual. Others will take into account the impact the individual has on the various aspects of the game like hitting, stealing and defense. …

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  • 2013 American League Most Valuable Player Candidates

    Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera battled injuries in a great season following his Triple Crown year. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    This award is given to the most outstanding player in the American League. Some take into account the team around them and if the team would have been as successful without the individual. Others will take into account the impact the individual has on the various aspects of the game like hitting, stealing and defense. …

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  • New York Yankees Core Four

    Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte together at the last game in the old Yankee Stadium in 2008. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

    Never before in baseball have there been four players that spent nearly their entire career together on one team. They were drafted and progressed through the organization at the same time as well.…

    Jorge Posada (1995-2011, 17-year career, all with the Yankees)
    Andy Pettitte (1995-2003, 2007-2010, 2012-13, 18-year career, 15 spent with the Yankees, 3

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  • Street Style Paris Fashion Week

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    Street Style is the new runway,  where the fashionistas shine and those with creative style get to show their best, on the streets of Paris. If your looking for something classic and understated or if your color is black then save it for next year and think outside the box! Fun is in the air …

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  • These Boots are Made For Stylin’

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    My editor thought I lost my style mojo when I said CAT was a fashion-forward footwear brand and that there was a CATfootwear fashion show hosted by King’s County Distillery in Brooklyn NY. After I directed her to the CAT footwear website, her disbelief turned into: “Oh my words, these are good.” Reputation saved.

     The …

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  • Jewellery inspired by the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Brooch and Necklace -   Handcrafted wood -   Sterling Silver - Gold 18K

    When I was little, my teacher brought me a present, the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull and it was one of the best books I ever read. It talks about freedom and the way back to your true self, which is by my understanding limited by the illusion of this material world we live in. I …

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  • Breaking with “Tradition” — Who Pays for the Engagement Ring?

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    Once upon a time, if a man wanted to propose marriage to a woman, he would buy her a diamond engagement ring worth two months’ salary, get down on one knee, and propose to her. Diamonds were thought to symbolize eternal love and commitment. And therefore, they were the perfect center stone of such a …

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  • The Story of the Swastika Symbol

    Swastika Golden Earrings 18K - Natalia Basdeki

     

    The Swastika symbol 卍  has long been a powerful and positive symbol in a multitude of cultures spanning the globe. It is a symbol of wealth and good fortune and has always been used as a symbol of light and wisdom. Can be found in China, Greece, Peru, India, Japan and many other areas …

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  • The Story of the Lotus Flower

    Lotus Flower Necklace

    Hello Everyone!  

    Let me introduce my self, I’m a sensitive artist from the microscopic jewellery world! Through this blog I will share with you my small creations and the stories behind them. Through my art, I aim to make people happy, remind them of some lost cultures and values, and bring them back to the …

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  • The Art of Layering your Clothing

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    Being able to layer your clothing is not just a easy way to stay stylish, it is incredibly practical. When you are in-between seasons as we all are, knowing you can wear a multitude of fine layers perfect for the climate that will not bulk you out is great.

     How many ways to layer? Many, …

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  • The Life of a Personal Stylist

    Aim to have a wardrobe filled with colour, pattern & texture

    When you go to a party and people ask what you do for a job, do you get a standard next question? As a Personal Stylist I do. Men often say “Is there really a market for that?” Women “wow, cool, but what is it that you actually do?” Both regularly ask if they are …

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  • PROJECT NYC 2013 has Soul with PROJECT Sole NYC

    STYLEBOOK from Sole NYC within PROJECT NYC 2013, is ready for a look. From the very vibrant to the very comfortable, Sole has you covered..…

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  • PROJECT NYC 2013, Heats up New York with Men’s Fashion

     

    The 90 degree heat isn’t the only thing hitting New York City these days.
    PROJECT NYC 2013, the Menswear Fashion  buyers mart, will heat up Pier
    94, Sunday, July 21st. 

    Lucky  there is  the Hudson River nearby to cool down the scene.

    PROJECT NYC 2913, will house three “destinations for retailers and
    wholesalers alike …

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  • How to Buy an Engagement Ring

    A bride shows off her wedding ring after just recently being married in this file photo from 2010. (Henry Lam/The Epoch Times)

    Let’s take the ring out of bewildering. Rather, the process of buying an engagement ring should be about discovering a woman’s style and translating that into a unique, lovingly chosen ring that she will proudly wear. Here are some money-saving and time-saving tips to help you get on the right track this engagement …

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  • Red Russia Goes Black

    Models pose during the Russian Fashion Industry Presentation and Reception at the Consulate General of the Russian Federation on Feb. 6, 2013, in New York City. (By Kris Connor/Getty Images)

    NEW YORK—Having immigrated to the States at the height of the Cold War, the last thing I thought I would be attending is a showcase of up-and-coming Russian designers at the Consulate General of the Russian Federation.

    Yet there I was, awed by the resplendent setting of the consulate, attending the Russian Fashion Industry Presentation …

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  • Catching the Wave: NYC’s Arrojo Salon

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    NEW YORK—I’ve never been a person to complain about my hair. 

    I’m fortunate to have hair that more or less does what it is told even in bad-hair-day conditions. It is naturally straight with long layers, not too thick or thin. 

    If I want a wave, I’ll let my hair air dry with it wrapped …

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  • Jill Stuart Spring 2013

    Jill Stuart lace gowns, Spring 2013. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

    NEW YORK—With her Spring 2013 collection, Jill Stuart stuck with what she does best—feminine, lady-like frocks that do everything to enhance the female form.

    The color palette resonated with monochromatic looks of nudes, champagnes, blushes, and of course, black.

    She briefly departed from those colors with a sea-foam Grecian goddess creation and a silver sequined …

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  • Super Saturday Raises $3.6 Million for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

    Kelly Ripa and her daughter, Lola, enjoying the Ferris wheel at Super Saturday. (Andrew Walker/Getty Images)

    WATER MILL, NY—Every summer, hundreds descend to an open field in Water Mill, N.Y., to shop ’til they drop in the name of charity—specifically the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), the largest private nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to funding ovarian cancer research.

    Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, Super Saturday is …

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  • Adventure and Relaxation in Cabarete, Dominican Republic

    Outdoor bars and restaurants line the beach and make for a festive nightlife scene in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. (Courtesy of Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism)

    From there, things got a little fuzzy. I’m not entirely sure how we made it to the car, but within 10 minutes, I was at the Cabarete Medical Center. And this is when I received the second biggest shock of the day (the first being the hard fall). I proceeded to receive the best medical …

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  • “Arabella” Revived at the Met

    Photo by Marty Sohl

    Opera audiences often have to suspend their disbelief, for example, when an overweight soprano sings one of those roles where the heroine is wasting away from tuberculosis. If the singer has the glorious voice of a Sutherland or Caballe, that’s enough. However, in the current production of “Arabella” at the Metropolitan Opera, the title character …

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  • Jarmila Novotna: An Opera Singer Who Could Act

    An opera star who could act

    Jarmila Novotna (1907 -1994) was an opera star for 30 years, but she may be best known today for her non-singing roles in two Hollywood films. In the 1947 film, “The Search,” directed by Fred Zinnemann, Novotna gave a moving performance as a mother searching for her son after World War II. She also appeared …

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  • Love and Murder in Broadway Musicals

    Jessie Mueller Plays Carole King in "Beautiful" (photo by Joan Marcus)

    For sheer entertainment, nothing beats “After Midnight” (at the Brooks Atkinson Theater), a fast-paced 90 minutes evoking the Cotton Club (the Harlem nightspot during the 1920’s and 1930’s). The original club’s band was led by the young Duke Ellington and the Broadway show’s band was hand-picked by Wynton Marsalis, assuring authenticity and swing.

    There are …

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  • “Andrea Chenier:” A Rousing Italian Opera about a French Poet

    The stars of Andrea Chenier at the Met (Photo by Marty Sohl)

    Umberto Giordano’s verismo opera “Andrea Chenier” still has the power to excite audiences when the right singers are cast. While the current revival at the Metropolitan Opera scores in many respects and is easily as good as the Met’s 2007 production, it has its ups and downs.

    One of the chief assets of the opera …

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  • Rosanne Cash at Town Hall

    The singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash

    Rosanne Cash’s latest CD, “The River & the Thread” (on Blue Note Records) is a journey through the south, a mixture of geographical travels, history, different styles of roots music and reflections on relationships, mortality and religion. The only thing better than listening to the album was seeing her perform it at Town Hall with …

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  • Daniel Sutin Subs Effectively in “Wozzeck” at the Met

    An unsettling scene between mother and child in Berg's "Wozzeck"

    Alban Berg’s opera “Wozzeck” is based on Georg Buchner’s expressionistic play, which in turn was based on an actual case. In 1821, a former soldier named Woyzeck (a slightly different spelling than the opera title) stabbed to death his unfaithful mistress. His lawyer pleaded insanity but the defense was unsuccessful and he was executed. In …

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  • A World of Flute Playing: New Recordings by Amy Porter and Martha Councell-Vargas

    Flute player Amy Porter performs American music

    Amy Porter is in demand around the world as a performer and as an educator. She hails from Wilmington, Delaware and is a graduate of the Juilliard School.

    Two new releases on Equlibrium show off Porter’s supreme technique as well as her versatility and scholarship.  “In Translation” is a double-CD solo set in which she …

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  • ‘The Enchanted Island’ Charms in its Met Revival

    Placido Domingo as Neptune (photo by Ken Howard)

    I explained to my friend the idea of the Metropolitan Opera’s “The
    Enchanted Island,” a pastiche baroque opera. It’s “Mama Mia,” she shot
    back, referring to the Broadway musical that takes a plot (loosely based on
    a 1969 film comedy “Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell”) and shoehorns in songs by
    Abba.

    Apparently the practice of putting …

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  • Mary Chapin Carpenter Sings with the Philharmonic

    The singer-songwriter sang with the New York Philharmonic (photo by Russ Harrington)

    Alan Gilbert, the musical director of the New York Philharmonic, took two nights off and Vince Mendoza took over. The reason is that the featured artist in the concerts is singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter. She has a new album “Songs From the Movie,” arranged and conducted by Mendoza and this is part of her tour …

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  • Jonas Kaufmann is the Ultimate Romantic Hero as Werther at the Met

    Love at first sight in Massenet's opera (photo by Ken Howard)

    Jules Massenet’s “Werther” has returned to the Metropolitan Opera in a new production directed by Richard Eyre. The opera is based Goethe’s novel “The Sorrows of Young Werther” and while the lead character may suffer, the audience is fascinated by the tenor playing the title role: Jonas Kaufmann.

    Eyre makes some changes to the opera …

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  • The People’s Opera Remembered

    Domingo sings "Nemico della patria" from Andrea Chenier (Garrett Robertson)

    The New York City Opera (“NYCO”) was started on February 21, 1944 as an affordable alternative to the Metropolitan Opera. Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia dubbed it “The People’s Opera” and it lived up to that description until last year when its management declared bankruptcy.  Many famous singers got their start here, including Beverly Sills, Sherrill Milnes, …

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  • After A Century, “Prince Igor” is Back at the Met

    Prince Igor in the field of red poppies (photo by Cory Weaver)

    Alexander Borodin (1833-1887) was one of the great melodists of Russian music but composing was a sideline for him. He was a renowned chemist and, while he worked on his opera “Prince Igor” over an 18-year period, it was unfinished at his death. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Glazounov orchestrated it and made their own deletions …

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  • Euan Morton’s Retro Sounds at The Players Club

    Euan Morton and Grandpa Musselman & His Syncopators (photo by Walter McBride)

    The Scottish singer/actor Euan Morton became famous playing Boy George in the musical “Taboo” in London and on Broadway, for which he was nominated for most theater awards, including the Olivier and the Tony. He recently kicked off the Live from Gramercy Park cabaret series at The Players Club (at 16 Gramercy Park South).

    The …

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  • Ildar Abdrazakov Sings About Russia’s “Power Players”

    Bass Ildar Abdrazakov Sings Russian arias

    Ildar Abdrazakov is the man of the hour or maybe the whole month. The bass is on the cover of the February issue of Opera News. He is currently starring in the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Prince Igor. To coincide with the opening, Delos has just released his first solo recording, “Power Players,” comprised …

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  • “Burlesque to Broadway” Heats Up the Gramercy Theater

    The redhead singer-dancer pays tribute to the stars of burlesque

    Quinn Lemley may be the hardest working woman in show business. For almost two hours, in “Burlesque to Broadway” she is on-stage continuously singing and dancing.  With four other comely showgirls and a nine-piece band, Lemley analyzes, and at the same time recreates, the history of this often misunderstood area of show business. I had …

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  • Jaroussky and Lezhneva’s Award-Winning Recording of Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater”

    Jarousky and Lezhneva are the soloists in a striking new recording

    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710–1736) wrote his famous work about death as
    he approached the premature end of his own life. He is known primarily for
    comic operas, notably “La serva padrona” (The Maid as Mistress). “Stabat
    Mater,” however, is based on a sacred text written in Latin. It depicts the
    suffering of the Virgin Mary …

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  • Celebrating Verdi’s Birth With Restored CD Box set of classic Verdi broadcasts from the Met

    three of the Met stars in the collection

    “Verdi at the Met” is a new Sony Classical box set celebrating the bicentennial of Verdi’s
    birth. His work has been a fixture at the house since the first season of
    the Metropolitan Opera in 1883.

    The 20 CD set is comprised of 10 radio broadcasts from 1935 to 1967 and
    includes many of the …

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  • From Victim to Women’s Rights Activist: “Thumbprint”

    Opera about human rights activist

    “Thumbprint,” having its world premiere run as part of Beth Morrison Projects and HERE’s Prototype Opera Festival, is a powerful piece about a remarkable person.  Mukhtar Mai is a Pakistani woman who was gang-raped in 2002 because her 12-year old brother was accused of seducing a girl from a neighboring tribe. Mukhtar (illiterate at the …

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  • Metropolitan Spares No Expense in ‘Die Fledermaus’

    The sumptuous set of Act 2 in the Jeremy Sams staging of Johann Strauss, Jr.'s “Die Fledermaus.”
Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

     NEW YORK—The Metropolitan Opera rang in the New Year with a new production of Johann Strauss, Jr.’s popular operetta “Die Fledermaus.” Like many parties, there was plenty of fun, but the festivities went on too long. (Note: I caught the production Jan. 4.)

    Jeremy Sams wrote and is directing the new English-language lyrics and playwright …

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  • From Bossa Nova to Hard Bop

    The party atmosphere at SOB's

    Recently, we were looking for a place to have my birthday lunch. We came up with the idea of SOB’s  (Sounds of Brazil) (at 204 Varick St. at West Houston St.; 212-243-4940) for the Sunday Bossa Nova Brunch. On arrival, we found the colorful room had a party atmosphere, with balloons hanging down from the …

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