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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...

The icefjord in Ilulissat, Greenland

Ilulissat Icefjord is located on the west coast of Greenland, 250 km north of the Arctic Circle. Greenland’s Ilulissat Icefjord is the sea mouth of Sermeq Kujalleq, one of the few glaciers through which the Greenland ice cap reaches the sea. It is the first site in Greenland and one of the first in the Arctic to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. credit: Greenland Travel

Walking Around Dublin Docklands by Marphy

Dublin is a vibrant and ever-evolving city with plenty to discover. The Dublin Docklands is just minutes from Dublin city centre and it is fast becoming a hub of entertainment and family based attractions. credit: infomatique

Supercars at Chicago Auto Show 2016

The Chicago Auto Show, which began in 1901, is the largest auto show in North America. It has been held more times than any other auto show on the continent, staging its 108th show this year. Nearly 1,000 different vehicles are on display at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. The show runs from Feb. 13-21 and opens at 9 a.m. each day. Admission: Adults: $12 Seniors ages 62 and older: $7 Children...

Vila Isabel at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Although Carnival is celebrated in towns and villages throughout Brazil and other Catholic countries, Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival capital of the world. The Vila Isabel opened the second day evening with a tribute to Miguel Arraes, former governor of Pernambuco. It is very old school with lots of history and tradition. It is currently ranked the third best among all Rio samba...

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

Wine Path at Barossa Valley, Australia

Generations of families have invested their passions to produce some of the most iconic wines in the world. The Barossa Valley is a major wine-producing region and tourist destination of South Australia With over 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries. It is a compact valley, just 25km long, yet it manages to produce 21% of Australia’s wine, and it makes a no-fuss day trip from Adelaide, 65km to the...

Lunar Chinese New Year 2016 in Edmonton

Celebrated Chinese New Year and the Year of the Ram at West Edmonton Mall. This two-day event featured a marketplace plus a showcase of Chinese performers. The Edmonton Chinatown Multicultural Centre also celebrating 30 years in Edmonton and hosted the annual celebration and festival as a way to increase understanding and promote an appreciation of Chinese culture. credit: IQRemix