Despite his wealth, Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Prime Minister of Brunei since 1967 is surrounded by gloom. From his father he inherited a personal fortune estimated at $40 billion, which once placed him at the top of Fortune magazine's list of the world's richest people. Recent reports, however, suggest that his treasure has dwindled to a mere $10 billion-peanuts, these days.
May 2005 (Newstream) -- Swimsuit season is here which means - more than ever - people are looking to incorporate some form of exercise into their daily routine. This can prove especially tricky for those traveling on business. But hotels are tapping into the travel trend of fitness on the go by delivering a workout via room service.
Bringing the gym to the guest makes it more work to avoid the gym. Now lacing up simply means rolling out of bed. Studies show two-thirds of travelers want to make it to the gym even on the road but unfamiliar workout equipment and gearing up for a hotel gym is often a roadblock.
Westin Hotels are going as far as offering guests their own personal workout space. For $20 extra, you can get your own personal treadmill or stationary bike right in your room. A Reebok Workout also comes complete with yoga mats, pilates DVDs, stability balls and dumbbells. Specially designed running maps by Runners World completes the program so that unfamiliar terrain becomes a cardio excursion. At Westin, they've even trained running concierges that lead group runs for guests. And when a hotel stay is not for business but pleasure, you can still make your workout happen with hotels offering rentable jogging strollers.
And for those committed to a state of the art gym, hotels still offer the latest in fitness features, like personal flat screen TVs, digital music and pre-planned workouts. For couch potatoes looking for the easy road out of an exercise routine, traveling is no longer the scapegoat. Hotels these days are putting a whole new spin on effectively stretching time.
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May 2005 (Newstream) -- These days, guests aren't just "borrowing" hotel bathrobes, they're taking entire rooms home with them. The latest trend in home design has consumers purchasing their favorite hotel decor from local department stores.
This trend has resulted in million-dollar business for both hotels and stores alike. Last year alone, the sale of hotel amenities raked in more than $60 million dollars. This year, sales are expected to double.
Items up for sale are the luxurious sheets, duvets, and pillows. But bedding isn't the only hotel room amenity consumers are after - even the beds themselves are in demand. Nordstrom has tapped into the trend by offering the signature Heavenly Bed found in Westin Hotels. It marks the first time a hotel line of bedding is being sold in a national department store.
Travelers can also purchase anything from showerheads and tableware. The appeal is simple: how often does high-end merchandise lend itself to a test run before purchase? Now when guests like what they see, they have a way to bring home the luxury.
For consumers who want to sample swank before it's part of their home's style, this latest hotel-inspired trend is redefining "room service".
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Itâs amazing the lengths people will go to recycle these days. Intel shows a geek trying to waterski using recycled PCs as waterskis. Ouch
Cristian was born into a family of artists where he developed the skills he needed to become the great Spanish producer-DJ he his today. His father was a drama teacher, his mother and grandmother taught ballet, and his grandfather was a director at Radio Madrid. It is from this creative gene pool that Cristian found the inspiration to dive headfirst into music. TedE on the mic, getting the scoop on what Cristian is doing these days.
These days, everyone has a digital camera. We all take a lot of pictures and print them out. But what if you want to share your photos with your friends across the country? Simpleâ¦ use flickr****.
Iâve created a video tutorial to walk you through steps of sharing your photos:
1. Importing your photos into iPhoto.
2. Creating a flickr**** account.
3. Uploading your images using flickr****.
4. Tagging your images and creating Photosets.
5. Uploading your images using a freeware program: Flickr Uploader.
Congratulations to Grandmaster Flash for his -I Am Hip Hop Icon- award at the BET Hip Hop Awards last night. Flash recognized all of the DJs he has met over the years and expressed his happiness about being recognized for his technical abilities.
We found the living legend at the Love Festival in San Francisco and he was kind enough to sit down and spend some time with our Ted E to fill us in on what he's up to these days. Still very much alive, well, and rockin the decks as only he can. Check him out in the latest Professional Rockstars Interview with one of the all time greats. Get the scoop on his upcoming album, book, and tour plans, as well as his view on the hip hop and music scenes as they exist today.
this is what happens when you throw boiling hot water into the air in Wisconsin these days. Most of the water evaporates before it hits the ground! It got down to 30 degrees below zero with a forty five degree wind chill on this day, frosbite sets in within a half hour!
We're all getting too lazy these days :P
The Professional Rockstars interview with John Digweed. We caught up with the legendary british DJ at Global Gathering in England. Take a look, have a listen, and see what John is up to these days as he travels the world doing what he does best - driving the crowds wild solo and with longtime partner Sasha.
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In a world where daily warnings of potential terror attacks and bomb scare are the norm, people have become de-sensitized to these warnings. Some businesses have closed because of poor sales while others are struggling to stay afloat. That's just the way things work these days. So it's no surprise that when the FCC got in the business of giving out terror warnings, no one seemed to think anything of it. Except for Travis Stenton. Owner of a struggling wireless startup company. Realizing that the FCC's warnings specifically targeted his industry and was on the verge of putting him out of business, Stenton sets out on a journey to uncover the motivation behind these warnings. What he discovers is a conspiracy that's buried deep inside the US government.
It's amazing what you can do with a computer these days...
This is a Documentary about BIG BOSS a true H-TOWN VET Producer. He started in a group called O.G. STYLE signed to RAP-A-LOT in the ned 80's "I KNOW HOW TO PLAY EM" with an 4th WARD M.C. "E". At the time HOUSTON was not gettin the SHINE like it does these days O.G. STYLE showed NEW YORK that there was more to TEXAS than COWS & COUNTRY RAP. Wend the group broke up BIG BOSS formed 4-DEEP with KOO-ROD & KLAS ONE there they again changed the face of the H-TOWN rap scene. He then produced HITS for the likes of UGK, SOUTHPARK MEXICAN, BIG BLACK, THE SEXX FEINS, RCU, and many more. This is a film put together by the people lives he changed with his words and music. Directed, Filmed & Edited by KOO-ROD of 4-DEEP for KOO FILMS/POWERMOVE MUSIC
"The Land of Israel" video reveals the history of Palestine. From the early days of the Yisraeli kingdoms and until these days. The video disproves the Arab claims that there has ever been a Arab-Palestinian state in Palestine
Seriously, it's not, so don't stare too hard, it's coming out one of these days. I'll be talking about my name change in this video. But there'll be more to come, different shades of Terrance Prescott...