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UNESCO Wassu Stone Circles

The Stone Circles of Senegambia are found in a zone about 100 km wide and 350 km long to the north of the Gambia River and include 1053 stone circles with a total 28,931 monoliths. Four representative groups of these circles have been selected for world heritage listing – at two locations in The Gambia (Wassu and Kerbatch), with two in Senegal (Sine Ngayene and Wanar). Wassu is located in the...

Luminize at The Life I Live Festival in Den Haag 2016

Luminize is a band from Croatia. Marcela, Matilda, Irena and Tea are Luminize. These four electrifying ladies were born in Croatia, and always persisted in developing their talents into the skilled musicians they are today. Irena – drums Marcela – vocal & rhythm guitar Matilda – solo guitar Tea – bass guitar credit: didy b

Celebration of Maha Shivaratri at Belur Math

Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in reverence of the God Shiva. The festival is celebrated on the new moon day in the month of Maagha according to the Hindu calendar. Shivaratri literally means the great night of Shiva or the night of Shiva. Followers visit Shiv temples and bath the idol of Lord Shiva and follow rituals to please the lord. Devotees begin the day by worshipping...

The 88th Academy Awards Results

Best Picture Spotlight Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant” Best Actress Brie Larson, “Room” Best Supporting Actor Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies” Best Supporting Actress Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl” Best Song “Writings on the Wall” (Spectre) Best Director Alejandro G. Inarritu, “The Revenant” Best Original Screenplay Spotlight Best...

Ice Climbing World Youth Championships 2016 in Rabenstein

The 2016 World Youth Ice Climbing Championships held in Italy, the fourth country that hosted a youth event. It took places 06 – 07 February, 2016 in Rabenstein. Young climbers competed in Lead and Speed disciplines. Qualifications were scheduled for Saturday, the finals on Sunday. credit: UIAA_mountains

WRC Monte-Carlo January 2016

Rallye Monte-Carlo is the WRC’s jewel in the crown and the oldest in the calendar. First run in 1911, it was designed to promote Monte-Carlo as a tourist destination, with competitors starting from different European cities before gathering in Monaco. A total of 90 crews, 15 in the premier World Rally Car category, started Rallye Monte-Carlo. Rallye offered unique blend of challenging stages often...

International Jazz Festival Punta del Este

Many legendary names of jazz first came to South America, traveling 12,000 kilometers, only to attend a festival that takes place in the Uruguayan contryside International Jazz Festival took place Jan. 8-11 at Finca El Sosiego, Punta Ballena, Punta del Este, Uruguay. The festival, which has been held since 1996, is produced and directed by Francsico Yobino. The musical director is Paquito D’Rivera,...

Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton

The Canadian Finals Rodeo is the national championship rodeo in Canada. It is the largest indoor rodeo in Canada. The CFR and Farmfair International attracted 183,564 people over the five-day event. It took place in Edmonton. Events: Bareback riding Steer wrestling Team roping Saddle bronc riding Tie-down roping Barrel racing Bull riding credit: IQRemix

Skylar Grey at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles

Holly Brook Hafermann who goes by the stage name Skylar Grey, is an American singer-songwriter from Mazomanie, Wisconsin, United States. In 2004, under the moniker Holly Brook, at the age of 17, she signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group and a recording contract with American rock band Linkin Park’s Warner Bros. She released her debut album, Like Blood Like Honey, as Holly...

The Changing of Guards in Athens

The Presidential Mansion is the place to be to see a Changing the Guard ceremony in Athens, Greece. The Changing the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in particular has become a popular tourist attraction. Greek soldiers called “Evzons” or ‘Tsoliades’ in their traditional pleated skirt uniform and shoes with toes tipped by a red or black ball called a ‘foonda’...

Formula 1 – 2015 United States Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton seized on a late mistake by Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to win the United States Grand Prix and secure his third Formula 1 championship. Results: 1. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes-Mercedes 56 laps 2. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes-Mercedes +2.8s 3. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari-Ferrari +3.3s 4. Max Verstappen NED Toro Rosso-Renault +22.3s 5. Sergio Perez MEX Force India-Mercedes +24.4s 6....

Tokyo Sumo Tournament 2015

Do not miss the opportunity to see a traditional sumo tournament when you are in Tokyo. Watch sumo wrestling, a 1,500 year old Japanese cultural tradition. After arriving in Ryogoku, stop by the Sumo Museum where you can learn about sumo’s long history, then continue on to the Kokugikan arena to watch the real thing. Watching the sumo matches is the main event. credit: inky

Bald Eagle Mountain Megatransect Trail

The Bald Eagle Mountain Megatransect is a 26+ mile/hike and trail run event staged in Central Pennsylvania. The outstandingly beautiful course offers unique geologic features, such as an unrelenting boulder field of white Tuscarora sandstone. Cliffs line a scenic gorge to heights of 300 feet that sink from the Chestnut flat plateau. Trails run along miles of streams and brooks with multiple stream...

Bull Fighting in Arles Arena

Spanish bullfighting appeared in France in 1701. The restoration of the Arlesien arena in 1825 allowed for the organization of the “free running” or “Camargue running”. The first bullfight in the arena took place in 1830. It is a bloody pastime, with matadors taunting and agitating the animals as bullfighting assistants gouge the bulls with lances and bull hooks. Over the course...

Native American Clothing Contest at Santa Fe Indian Market

The Santa Fe Indian Market® is a 93-year-old Native art market. It is the largest and most prestigious juried Native arts show in the world and the largest cultural event in the southwest. The Indian Market attracts 150,000 visitors to Santa Fe from all over the world. The Native American Clothing Contest is one of the most beloved and anticipated events. The contest includes categories for traditional...