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Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon October 20, 2014

Australian stocks maintained earlier gains to close higher for the fifth consecutive trading session. Gains in excess of 1 per cent for the miners, banks, industrials, consumer discretionary and property trusts pushed the market higher. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) improved by 0.9 per cent or 47.2pts to 5307.3.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Steven Daghlian, CommSec Market Analyst

A bishop takes a picture with a tablet during a synod of bishops in Paul VI's hall at the Vatican October 6, 2014. Pope Francis on Monday opened the Roman Catholic assembly that will discuss marriage, gay couples, birth control and other moral issues

Vatican 2014 Final Synod Report: Gays Still ‘Unwelcome’ in Catholic Church, LGBT Thankful for First Step

Members of the Catholic LGBT community told to not confuse gay unions with "God's design of matrimony and the family."

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

n office worker walks past an Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) window showing the main losses for the day in central Sydney July 23, 2012. Australian shares slumped 1.7 percent on Monday, the biggest one-day fall in seven weeks, as investors fled from

Australian Stock Market Report – Midday October 20, 2014

Australian shares are improving for the fifth consecutive day, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) up 1 per cent or 55pts to 5314.5. All major industries are improving at lunch however global markets remain volatile and could easily change directions on news and data.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Steven Daghlian, CommSec Market Analyst

Scientists at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg, Manitoba, prepare an experimental Ebola vaccine for shipment to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva in this undated handout picture released October 18, 2014. The Canadian government will

Canada Conducts Practice Drill Of Ebola Rapid Response Teams, To Send Experimental VSV-BOV Vaccine To WHO

Canada's conducting practice drills of its Ebola rapid response teams to see how well and organized the country's reaction would be in case it reports its first infection case.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

The Carnival Magic cruise ship is seen after reaching port in Galveston, Texas October 19, 2014. The Carnival Magic arrived on Sunday after a week-long trip with a Dallas hospital lab worker on board who spent much of the cruise in isolation after possibl

Ebola ‘Cruise Ship’: Holidaymakers Furious Organisers Hid the Truth About Dallas Health Care Worker

The organisers of the Carnival Magic ship allegedly refrained to tell its passengers the truth why it had to suddenly terminate its tour cruise.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

European Central Bank

Global Markets Overview – October 20, 2014

European markets saw the largest intraday swings in over two years on Friday. The US experienced the largest weekly decline and recovery since 2011 last week.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Evan Lucas, IG Markets Strategist

Workers conduct operations to construct an underground ice wall at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (Tepco) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture July 9, 2014. The media were shown on Tuesday the site where Tepco is

Recent Japan Typhoons Impact Fukushima Reactors, Radiation Levels at All Time High

The levels of contaminated waters at the Fukushima nuclear power plant have surged.

Friday, October 17, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

US

A masked man speaking in what is believed to be a North American accent in a video that Islamic State militants released in September 2014

Canadian Intelligence Tracks Money Used for Funding Terrorist Activities in Middle East

A Canadian financial intelligence agency said that it had provided information to police to help counter terrorism.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Sounak Mukhopadhyay

Workers conduct operations to construct an underground ice wall at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (Tepco) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture July 9, 2014. The media were shown on Tuesday the site where Tepco is

Recent Japan Typhoons Impact Fukushima Reactors, Radiation Levels at All Time High

The levels of contaminated waters at the Fukushima nuclear power plant have surged.

Friday, October 17, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

A man cycles towards Doel's nuclear plant, northern Belgium August 20, 2014. Two Belgian nuclear reactors owned by GDF-Suez unit Electrabel may remain offline until spring and may need to be halted permanently, Belgian state broadcaster VRT reported

France to Build 8 Nuclear Reactors in South Africa

France will build at least eight nuclear reactors in South Africa.

Friday, October 17, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Hurricane Gonzalo is seen in an image taken over the Atlantic Ocean by NOAA's GOES-East satellite at 11:15EDT (15:15GMT) October 15, 2014. Gonzalo regained strength on Thursday, again reaching Category 4, as it swirled towards Bermuda, the U.S. Natio

Weather Alert: Atlantic Canada Advised to Brace for Hurricane Gonzalo, What and How to Prepare

Hurricane Gonzalo will hit Canada's Newfoundland and Labrador on the weekend.

Friday, October 17, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Pink tissue paper, which was presented as evidence in the trial of Luka Magnotta, is seen in this picture

Canada Court to Watch Graphic Dismemberment Video in Murder Trial

A Canada court will watch a graphic video during a murder trial.

Friday, October 17, 2014 by Sounak Mukhopadhyay

Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden, listens via video conference as U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) holds a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government's Ebola response in the Cabinet Room of

New Ebola Fears Cause Stock Market Uncertainty; Airline Stocks Suffer Blow

The airline industry fears the ongoing Ebola scare in the U.S. will cause stocks to plunge amid market uncertainty.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by Reissa Su

Members of the Dunedin-Harley owners group drive past spectators during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival parade in Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 9, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir

Dutch Biker Gang Joins Fight Against ISIS in Iraq

Three members of a Dutch biker gang have joined the Kurdish fighters against ISIS.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

World

Cars and Trucks pass through electronic gateway in Melbourne

US-Canada Border Delays Hurting Business: Canada Business Council Demands 'Hackathon' To Solve The Problem

Border delays are hurting Canadian enterprises and if the solution is viable, it can be examined in detail.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Kalyan Kumar

Kim Dotcom speaks during an interview with Reuters in Auckland

New Zealand's Web Tycoon Kim Dotcom Will Have To Disclose Assets: Court Rejects Stay Appeal

Since New Zealand is no safe haven for financial crimes, Kim Dotcom will have to prove his innocence.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Kalyan Kumar

Asylum Seekers from Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran Cry as Indonesian Officers Force Them to Leave the Australian Vessel Hermia

Australia's 'No Way' Anti-Asylum Seeker Poster Sparks Outrage

Australia's anti-immigration poster expected to be published in several languages has roused anger and disgust. The country is known for its tough immigration policies.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Reissa Su

Turkish Kurds watch the Syrian town of Kobani from near the Mursitpinar border crossing

US Drops Weapons to Kurds in Syria Despite Turkey’s Opposition

The U.S. Air Force dropped 27 bundles of supplies to Kurdish forces in the Syrian town of Kobani.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Sounak Mukhopadhyay

Top Fake News Websites - Be Aware Or Beware

Fake news or satirical news website are all across the internet.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Athena Yenko

10 Amazing Ways To Celebrate Brandied Fruit Day

A good, quality brandy is cause for a celebration in itself. Now add a layer of sweet tasting fruits and sugar to that and you have an entire day dedicated to celebrating it. Hurrah! It’s Brandied Fruit Day!

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Addah Arcilla

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons

Canadian Leader Criticised For Cracking Joke On Iraq Mission

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau admitted that his joked gave political fodder to his opponents.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Sounak Mukhopadhyay

Economy

A bishop takes a picture with a tablet during a synod of bishops in Paul VI's hall at the Vatican October 6, 2014. Pope Francis on Monday opened the Roman Catholic assembly that will discuss marriage, gay couples, birth control and other moral issues

Vatican 2014 Final Synod Report: Gays Still ‘Unwelcome’ in Catholic Church, LGBT Thankful for First Step

Members of the Catholic LGBT community told to not confuse gay unions with "God's design of matrimony and the family."

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

The facade of the Reserve Bank Of New Zealand located in The Terrace, Wellington.

New Zealand Losing $9.4 Billion Every Year to Fraud

In an unreleased draft report, New Zealand was found to be losing up to $9.4 billion a year because of economic crime.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Reissa Su

Scientists at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg, Manitoba, prepare an experimental Ebola vaccine for shipment to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva in this undated handout picture released October 18, 2014. The Canadian government will

Canada Conducts Practice Drill Of Ebola Rapid Response Teams, To Send Experimental VSV-BOV Vaccine To WHO

Canada's conducting practice drills of its Ebola rapid response teams to see how well and organized the country's reaction would be in case it reports its first infection case.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Singapore Merlion

5 Cities With The Highest Cost Of Living In 2014

Before you start moving to these countries, you might want to stop and think again.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by V Doctor

The Carnival Magic cruise ship is seen after reaching port in Galveston, Texas October 19, 2014. The Carnival Magic arrived on Sunday after a week-long trip with a Dallas hospital lab worker on board who spent much of the cruise in isolation after possibl

Ebola ‘Cruise Ship’: Holidaymakers Furious Organisers Hid the Truth About Dallas Health Care Worker

The organisers of the Carnival Magic ship allegedly refrained to tell its passengers the truth why it had to suddenly terminate its tour cruise.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Customers look at Apple iPhone 5C and 5S at an Apple store in Beijing's Sanlitun area, September 30, 2014. The iPhone 6 will be sold in China from Oct 17, after rigorous regulator scrutiny led to Apple Inc reassuring the Chinese government that the smartp

5 Smartphone Apps For The Workaholic

Useful apps for those who like things always streamlined and organized

Monday, October 20, 2014 by V Doctor

Workers conduct operations to construct an underground ice wall at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (Tepco) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture July 9, 2014. The media were shown on Tuesday the site where Tepco is

Recent Japan Typhoons Impact Fukushima Reactors, Radiation Levels at All Time High

The levels of contaminated waters at the Fukushima nuclear power plant have surged.

Friday, October 17, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Companies

Pope Francis leads the synod of bishops in Paul VI's hall at the Vatican October 6, 2014. Pope Francis opened a global Roman Catholic assembly on Sunday showing his apparent irritation with Church leaders who have waged a sometimes bitter public batt

Porsche, Pope, Sistine Chapel and The Godfather

The Sistine Chapel was rented out for a Porsche concert event.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Athena Yenko

The Apple logo Is Pictured Inside The Newly Opened Omotesando Apple Store

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock Set to Soar Beyond $100 Despite Decline After New iPad Launch

Wall Street analysts continue to believe Apple stock will rise beyond $100 per share despite the lack of investor excitement over new iPads.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Reissa Su

Restaurant service

20% Of Aussie Restaurants Accept Diners If Customers Limit Stay 90-120 Minutes

A growing number of restaurants in Australia are limiting the time that patrons could dine in their establishments to just 90 to 120 minutes. The restaurants would only accept the diners if they are to vacating their table after a specified time.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Vittorio Hernandez

McDonald Under Criticism Once Again

Beware Before Sipping McDonald's Coffee: Customer Reportedly Found Dead Mouse In His Cup

A Canadian man found dead mouse in McDonald's cup of coffee.

Friday, October 17, 2014 by Pooja Bhagat

Workers conduct operations to construct an underground ice wall at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (Tepco) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture July 9, 2014. The media were shown on Tuesday the site where Tepco is

Recent Japan Typhoons Impact Fukushima Reactors, Radiation Levels at All Time High

The levels of contaminated waters at the Fukushima nuclear power plant have surged.

Friday, October 17, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

A man cycles towards Doel's nuclear plant, northern Belgium August 20, 2014. Two Belgian nuclear reactors owned by GDF-Suez unit Electrabel may remain offline until spring and may need to be halted permanently, Belgian state broadcaster VRT reported

France to Build 8 Nuclear Reactors in South Africa

France will build at least eight nuclear reactors in South Africa.

Friday, October 17, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden, listens via video conference as U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) holds a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government's Ebola response in the Cabinet Room of

New Ebola Fears Cause Stock Market Uncertainty; Airline Stocks Suffer Blow

The airline industry fears the ongoing Ebola scare in the U.S. will cause stocks to plunge amid market uncertainty.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by Reissa Su

Tech

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook Speaks About The New iPad Air

iPad Air 2 vs. Nexus 9: Ultimate Showdown of Tablet Specs & Features that Matter Most

With both the iPad Air 2 from Apple and Google Nexus 9 unwrapped last week, it’s safe to bet that release dates of the flagship tablets will not be too far from each other.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Erik Pineda

google logo

Battery Saving Android 5.0 Lollipop Feature Extends The Battery Life Of Your Android Device By 90 Minutes And Displays Orange Bar While Power Saving Mode Is On

The new Android 5.0 Lollipop comes with host of new features. This article talks about how the Android L can improve the batterylife.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Anvinraj Valiyathara Sivanandan

A customer purchases the newly released iPhone 6 in a mobile phone shop in Moscow September 26, 2014. Official sales of Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus started at midnight on Friday across major cities in Russia, according to local media.

Top 4 Free-To-Download Apps for Fuller iPhone 6, 6 Plus Experience

Using an iPhone 6 or the bigger iPhone 6 Plus or planning to grab one this holiday season? The four mobile applications below will further enhance the already exciting functions and features packed by Apple with the iOS 8-powered device.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Erik Pineda

microsoft logo

Microsoft To Launch Smartwatch With Up to Two Days Battery Backup Very Soon

Microsoft will be launching its smartwatch in couple of weeks. It will support different OS platforms like Android, iOS and Windows Phone.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Anvinraj Valiyathara Sivanandan

Clash of Clans

5 Types Of Defenses Or Bases On Clash Of Clans

COC is all about strategy -- and the right kind of defenses.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by V Doctor

People using fitness apps for yoga

5 iOS Apps To Help With Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, you can turn to technology.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by V Doctor

The logo of Samsung Electronics

Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy Golden 2 Flip Phone With High-end Specifications Passes Through TENAA

The high-end Android flip phone, the Galaxy Golden 2 has passed TENAA regulatory body in China.

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Anvinraj Valiyathara Sivanandan

Forex

EURUSD Daily Forecast: January 09

EURUSD Forecast     The EURUSD had a bearish momentum yesterday bottomed at 1.3553. The bias is bearish in nearest term. As you can see on my daily chart below, price is testing the lower line of the bullish channel. A clear break and daily close below the bullish channel and 1.3550 – 1.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 by swibowo

GBPUSD Daily Forecast: January 09

GBPUSD Forecast The GBPUSD had bullish momentum yesterday topped at 1.6471. The bias is bullish in nearest term testing 1.6530. Immediate support is seen around 1.6435. A clear break below that area could lead price to neutral zone in nearest term testing 1.6400 or lower but as long as stays above 1.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 by swibowo

USDJPY Daily Forecast: January 09

USDJPY Forecast The USDJPY was indecisive yesterday but overall still able to maintain its bullish intraday bias so far. The bias remains bullish in nearest term especially if price able to make a clear break above 105.00 testing 105.50 – 106.00 target area. Immediate support is seen around 104.70.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 by swibowo

USDCHF Daily Forecast: January 09

USDCHF Forecast The USDCHF continued its bullish momentum yesterday topped at 0.9127. The bullish momentum was not as strong as I had expected, but the bias remain bullish in nearest term testing 0.9190. Immediate support is seen around 0.9100.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 by swibowo

Asian Session Notes: 1/09/14

AUDUSD Resistance: 0.8916 moderate / 0.8935 moderate / 0.8951 minor Support: 0.8881 moderate / 0.8842 moderate / 0.8822 moderate Wednesday saw the Aussy easing off to close just above its lows with prices now in the middle of its consolidation from December.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 by mdelapaz

EURUSD Daily Forecast: January 08

EURUSD Forecast     The EURUSD was indecisive yesterday. The bias remains neutral in nearest term. Important intraday range to be closely watched is seen between 1.3675 – 1.3595. A clear break above 1.3675 could trigger further bullish pressure testing 1.3850 key resistance. On the other hand, a clear break below 1.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 by swibowo

GBPUSD Daily Forecast: January 08

GBPUSD Forecast The GBPUSD had another indecisive movement yesterday. There are no changes in my technical outlook. The bias remains neutral in nearest term. Important intraday range to be closely watched is seen between 1.6435 – 1.6335.  A clear break above 1.6435 could trigger further bullish pressure testing 1.6475 or higher.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 by swibowo

Education

Student loan default rate rising

The Department of Education (DoE) said that default on student loans climbed to 7.0 percent in fiscal 2008, up from 6.7 percent in the prior fiscal year - yet another manifestation of the sluggish economy and bleak jobs market.

Saturday, September 18, 2010 by Palash R. Ghosh

China sends more students to US B schools than India this year

Big brother China has beaten India for the first time in the number of students to US management schools.

Friday, September 17, 2010

US universities attract fewer students

The share of foreign students coming to the United States has been going down every year since 2000, shows a study released by an international body comprising the developed nations of the world.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Recession makes more people take up higher studies

If there is one single benefit to the US due to the recession, it is that more people are studying in colleges than ever.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bonus Points: Setting Targets for CFO Compensation in Times of Crisis

The recession has caused all sorts of difficulties for CFOs: falling earnings, tumbling stock prices and, occasionally, knotty negotiations with lenders.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth: Managing Information Asymmetry in IS Consulting

A cynic might say that information systems consultants shortchange their clients. They can, for example, promise more than they deliver.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Boston: beyond the familiar MBA recruitment faces

Despite experiencing a good number of mergers and acquisitions over the past five years, notably Procter and Gamble's acquisition of Boston mainstay Gillette, Boston is still home to some of the most recognized MBA recruitment brands.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 by Dan Beaudry And Susan Peppercorn

Auto

Fisker to Debut Karma Hybrid at 2010 Paris Motor Show

Irvine, California-based Fisker Automotive will debut the first factory-built Karma at the upcoming 2010 Paris Motor Show this October.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

BMW recalls 350,000 cars, including Rolls-Royces

BMW is voluntarily recalling 350,000 cars worldwide due to a possible brake problems that the world's biggest premium carmaker said have not caused any accidents.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

GM posts gain amid still-slow auto market

General Motors Co posted an annual sales gain of 10.5 percent in September amid evidence that the U.S. auto market remained stuck in a slow-moving recovery at the start of the fourth quarter.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Electric cars arrive while posing test for grids

Top automakers finally have electric cars ready to purr into dealer showrooms. Now the question is whether the charging infrastructure and electricity supply are up to the task.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Luxury carmakers return to records of old

Europe's luxury carmakers fear no double-dip thanks to a fresh supply of wealthy customers in emerging markets who have just earned enough money to buy their first Mercedes-Benz or Ferrari.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Fiat to launch new models end-2011

Italian automaker Fiat has decided to launch new products only at the end of 2011 or early 2012 due to the weakness of the market

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Autos would get up to 62 mpg under proposal

Automakers would have to achieve sharply higher fuel economy -- between 47 and 62 miles per gallon -- by 2025 under a preliminary plan released by the Obama administration

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Jobs

Monster US online jobs index rises to 138 in September

A monthly gauge of online labor demand in the United States edged up in September from a month ago and was 16 percent above the reading from a year ago.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Private sector job cuts raise Fed easing chance

U.S. private employers unexpectedly shed jobs in September, reinforcing the belief that the U.S. Federal Reserve will embark on another round of monetary policy stimulus to support the economic recovery as early as next month.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Private sector sheds 39,000 jobs in Sept

Private employers unexpectedly cut 39,000 jobs in September after adding an upwardly revised 10,000 jobs in August, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Prices gain on unexpected private jobs decline

U.S. Treasury debt prices climbed on Wednesday, pushing benchmark note yields to the lowest since January 2009, after ADP Employer Services said private payrolls unexpectedly contracted in September.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Meet Claudia! Objective: Make a successful career change from teaching into counseling.

The best part of my job is reuniting candidates with their self-confidence. In today's job market I know it is so difficult to remain positive and to not take rejection personally.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 by Samantha Nolan

#1 Problem with All Resumes, Job Searches, and Interviews

Imagine sitting in a lobby waiting for an interview. You look around and all those waiting are as professional and qualified as you...

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 by Rosa E. Vargas

The New Grad Quagmire

It's an interesting dilemma for new grads these days. Assuming you're lucky enough to score a job, you'll find yourself thrown into a workforce for which you've (probably) received little or no formal training. Sadder still, you probably won't receive much on-the-job training either.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 by Emily Bennington

Health

Morning sickness may signal healthier pregnancy

New research confirms that women plagued by morning sickness in early pregnancy are less likely to miscarry.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Nobel-winning work is matchmaker for molecules

The three winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry all developed new ways to make carbon atoms stick to one another -- a mundane-sounding process that in fact underlies the very basis of life.

Friday, October 08, 2010

FDA to push for more investment in science

Health regulators plan to spend millions of dollars to step up their scientific prowess in a move that officials say will help quickly get new treatments to patients and protect the public against possible health threats.

Friday, October 08, 2010

How Republicans could block healthcare reform

Republicans could keep their promises to stop healthcare reform even if they cannot repeal it, simply by blocking legislation needed to pay for it, one expert argued on Wednesday.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Poor healthcare may shorten American lives: study

Americans die sooner than citizens of a dozen other developed nations and the usual suspects -- obesity, traffic accidents and a high murder rate -- are not to blame, researchers reported on Thursday.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Ultra-Running and Race Day Nutrition

Ultra-running (as defined by any running race longer than the marathon of 26.2 miles) requires a whole different nutritional viewpoint when compared to the gels and quick shots of Gatorade normally

Thursday, October 07, 2010

International Walk to School Day is October 6

The Partnership for a Walkable America sponsored the first National Walk Our Children to School Day in Chicago in 1997. It was a simple day, designed to highlight the need to create communities that are walkable. The day was created, in part, on a similar concept celebrated in the United Kingdom.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Travel

Queenstown’s romantic-adventure band-wagon

I battle desperately not to climb aboard Queenstown's romantic-adventure band-wagon; but I fail miserably.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by Kip Brook

Historic Pera Palace Hotel in Turkey opens for business

After two and a half years of renovation costing $ 29 million, the five star luxury hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul Turkey opened its doors to guests.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Camper & Nicholsons (CNI) offers yacht-charter to cruise the Indian Ocean

Even as your contemporaries sail to the Caribbean to celebrate to Christmas, you take a different course.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Mahe

The largest of the Seychelles archipelago, Mahe is an African island rich with hidden treasures.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fly to space with Boeing in 2015

You just have wait till 2015 for a trip into the space, as US aerospace giant Boeing and Space Adventure have tied up to put tourists into low-level orbit in a futuristic capsule.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hotels come under Britain’s Fair Trading scanner

Speaking to the BBC, Dorian Harris, Managing Director of Skoosh.com said hotels would email, call and threaten legal action over his website openly offering hotel discounts.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Boeing ventures into space tourism with partner

Aerospace major Boeing announced its entry into the space tourism market in partnership with its Space Adventures, and the partnership hopes to sell seats on rocket trips to the International Space Station very soon.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Life Style

Ugg Australia: Comfortable Fall Fashion Trends

Uggs Australia get a lot of grief in the fashion world, but they're undeniably comfortable and now they're more fashionable as well.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 by Carly Zinderman

Keira Knightley Stars in New Chanel Campaign

Stunning actress Keira Knightley turned heads in Paris the other day while filming a sexy new ad campaign for Chanel.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A romantic evening for Katie Holmes in Jason Wu

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise got cozy at the premiere for 'The Romantics' in New York City and we were on hand to report on Katie's latest style antics.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kalamazoo's Outdoor Kitchen is Cutting-Edge Cookery

Those wanting to up the ante on their backyard "stay-cation" and holiday hospitality should consider Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet's extravagant outdoor kitchen, which is more like an outdoor cooking "resort.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by Merilee Kern

Emerald Jet Charter Expands with Helicopter Travel

Emerald Jet Charter announced that it now is offering helicopter travel along with chartering private business jets.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by James Rothaar

Watch that brings back old world charm

If you are tired of the modern looking watches then check out the latest traditional looking wristwatch from Carl F Bucherer - the new Manero ChronoPerpetual.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ralph Lauren opens exclusive men’s store on Madison Avenue

To commemorate the opening of his original store in New York, Ralph Lauren is redefining his vision of men's high fashion by launching an exclusive men's store in the same space.

Saturday, September 25, 2010