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Hiking Mount Karamatsu Dake, Japan

The Hakuba alps lies from north to south in direction here with over 2,500 meters and nearly 3,000 meters high above sea level as Mt. Shirouma, Mt. Goryu or Mt. Karamatsu. Mount Karamatsu is just one of Nagano’s many landmarks. It is a 8,845 ft / 2,696 m mountain peak in the Hida-sanmyaku Range in Nagano, Japan. It ranks as the 22nd highest mountain in Nagano and the 50th highest mountain in...

LA Kings – Stanley Cup City Parade

LA Kings players aboard double-decker buses hoisted the Stanley Cup, shining bright on a sunny Southern California day, above their heads as they passed cheering fans on the route to Staples Center. Thousands of L.A. Kings fans celebrated the hockey team’s nail-biting victory for the Stanley Cup Championship for the second time in three seasons with a parade and rally downtown Monday. Where: Downtown...

Jamie Cullum at 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.

British pianist and vocalist Jamie Cullum mixes jazz with melodic pop and rock into a crossover style that calls to mind such artists as Harry Connick, Jr. and Norah Jones. He also accompanies himself on instruments including guitar and drums. As a teenager, Jamie Cullum played drums in a hip-hop group and also played guitar in bands named Raw Sausage and The Mystery Machine. He has said that Miles...

Commemorative Coins of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil

The world’s biggest sporting event is around the corner. The action starts in Brazil in June 2014. The official international commemorative coin programme for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is aimed at globally promoting the tournament and spreading awareness of its official marks. The Banco Central do Brazil issued commemorative coins ahead of the World Cup which the country will be hosting. credit:...

The Queen Elizabeth II – A Royal visit to Rome

The foreign trip, a rarity these days for the 87-year-old monarch, had to be postponed last year because she was unwell. She was accompanied by her 92-year-old husband Prince Philip. The queen has visited the Vatican twice during her reign, once to meet John XXIII in 1961 and again in 2000 to see John Paul II. Queen Elizabeth II bearing a basket of honey, whiskey and other goodies from the royal estates...

British Polo Day in Abu Dhabi

British Polo Day is a celebration of British luxury and heritage in a polo events network that spans the World. Abu Dhabi once again proved to be a very glamorous affair, with His Highness Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan al Nahyan and His Excellency, British Ambassador Dominic Jermey. credit: Land Rover MENA

The Rio Carnival 2014 in Photos

The Carnival in Rio is definitely the biggest and most famous, not just in Brazil but in the whole world. It is also the most visited as well. From March 1st through March 4th the people of the “marvellous city” have celebrated Rio Carnival 2014. The Carnival competition sees the city’s top samba groups, or schools, parade in the Sambadrome, each delivering an over-the-top, hour-long display...

Oscars 2014 – Winners list

The 86th Academy Awards took place Sunday 2 March at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The top winner for the night, however, was “Gravity” with seven awards. In addition to Alfonso Cuarón’s win for director, the film also won for visual effects, sound mixing, sound editing, cinematography, film editing and original score.   Best picture 12 Years a...

Vanuatu – Traditional Pacific Culture

Vanuatu is an archipelago of 83 islands lying between New Caledonia and Fiji in the South Pacific. The islands called Vanuatu were home to Melanesians for over 2,500 years. There is evidence that Melanesian navigators from Papua New Guinea were the first to colonise Vanuatu. Then, in the 15th century, European explorers and missionaries began arriving and the islands changed forever. Many Vanuatu believe...

Grammy Awards 2014 Winners

The 56th annual Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles with performances from Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jay Z, Beyonce and more. Here is the complete list of winners at the 2014 Grammy Awards. Record of the year “Get Lucky” — Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers Album of the year “Random Access Memories” — Daft Punk Song of the year “Royals”...

SalzburgerLand Ski Austria

The SalzburgerLand is indisputably one of the all-time greats of winter tourism: over 1,700 kilometres of slopes, 2,200 km of cross-country ski trails and 580 lifts represent far more than you could ever have wished for in your wildest dreams. Skiing has been deeply rooted in Austrian culture since the early developments of the sport. Every winter, thousands of ski enthusiasts travel so Salzburg and...

Val d Isere Ice Driving – Enjoy a slide around the circuit

Val d’Isere provides activities for non-skiers. There are also a large number of heart-stopping activities for the crazier among you who like your adrenalin in large doses. Ice driving using your own enduro is Open from 14:00-20:00 every day from early December through to March. credit: Press Start Agence

Grand Opening of the Marquee The Star, Sydney

Paris Hilton, Slash, will.i.am, Joe Jonas and other superstars helped launch Sydney’s newest nightlife venue – Marquee – The Star, Sydney, a joint partnership between Echo Entertainment and Tao Group. The brand may sound familiar to some Sydneysiders, but to those who frequent the United States, the name “Marquee” signifies the best that nightlife has to offer in both Las Vegas and...

American Music Awards 2013 Winners

The 2013 American Music Awards took place at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE. It was a big night for Taylor Swift, who took home a total of four AMAs. She earned top honor at Sunday night, winning artist of the year in the fan-voted event. ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Taylor Swift NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S: Ariana Grande SINGLE OF THE YEAR: Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly, “Cruise” ICON...

How I Met Your Mother Cast and Biography

Alyson Hannigan NAME: Alyson Hannigan OCCUPATION: Film Actress, Television Actress BIRTH DATE: March 24, 1974 PLACE OF BIRTH: Washington, D.C. FULL NAME: Alyson Lee Hannigan HEIGHT: 1.64 m WEIGHT: 52 kg EYE COLOR: Green RELIGION: Jewish ZODIAC SIGN: Aries SPOUSE: Alexis Denisof ChILDREN: 2 Neil Patrick Harris NAME: Neil Patrick Harris OCCUPATION: Actor BIRTH DATE: June 15, 1973 PLACE OF BIRTH:...