Send to KindleTweet Poor, young women from the Eastern European nation of Latvia are being lured to Ireland with promises of up to €10,000 to marry illegal immigrants, mostly men from Pakistan believed to have wives at home, the Independent reports. One advertisement in Latvia, which have also appeared in newspapers in other Baltic countries, [...]
Basel: The Epicenter of Culture Next WeekArtists and Dealers To Take Over BaselWhat:Next week Basel will become an art town as three fairs cater to upscale, indie and newbie art purveyors, after which soccer fans will descend on the city for UEFA EURO 2008.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt:As the stock market wavers and oil prices rise, high-net-worth individuals and institutional asset managers look to luxury items as investment options. Now that real estate is unstable, everything from horses to paintings are being scooped up, two luxury items that also inspired hedge funds. Next week, art collectors and dealers [...]
Send to KindleTweet Researchers at Cancer Research UK‘s London Research Institute said scientists have been looking for proteins or “tags” on dendritic cells for more than 30 years and have made a discovery that may identify a protein on immune cells that will be able to stimulate the body’s attack on a tumor, BBC reports. [...]
Send to KindleTweet The number of murders in Mexico tied to organized crime has leaped nearly 50% in 2008 to 1,378, according to Mexico’s Attorney General Eduardo Medina Mora, BBC reports.Mora said over 4,000 people have died since President Felipe Calderon became the leader 18 months ago and declared a drug war, 450 of which [...]
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt: The advances of technology have lowered gadget prices and in turn, made once luxury items affordable to the middle class. As such, it comes as no surprise that a regular mouse is so last decade; we now have wireless and Bluetooth mice, and as Logitech subsidiary 3DConnexion proves, mice created [...]
If You Build It, They Will ComeA Middle Eastern Budget Travel Sector EmergesWhat: Catering to a wider audience, local airlines create budget brands while Western hotel companies bring their budget lines to the Middle East.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt: In the classis paradox, the region banking off rising oil prices is the future home of a number of budget airline and hotel brands. So, while hoteliers and airlines create luxury for the masses in the U.S., the same companies are creating travel options for those craving a visit to [...]
Send to KindleTweet What are some of Africa’s best natural resources? We think not the oil or the diamonds but the people and herbs and roots. Rooted in Africa, an import company based in Arizona, is the brainchild Linda Cusack, a native of Zambia who grew up in South Africa. A U.S. resident since 1999, [...]
The Healthy TV Dinner Earth-Friendly Entrepreneurs Make Healthy Frozen MealsWhat: A number of independent companies are creating readymade meals giving every group ranging from vegans and Kosher diners to families suitable options.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt: The attempt to remain healthy and feed your loved ones without breaking the bank or starving is a challenge. Add to that warm weather, and the desire to cook flies out the window. That’s where frozen meals come in handy, but often times they are loaded with unhealthy carbohydrates, excessive [...]
Send to KindleTweet Eight people were shot and wounded in Harlem after shots broke out Memorial Day around 10:15 p.m., The New York Times reports. The group reportedly came up towards 125th Street and Lenox Avenue after hanging just south of there, at Marcus Garvey Park. One of the eight was reportedly wounded from another shooting [...]
Send to KindleTweet Spotted: Jobos Beach, Puerto Rico Name: Rocio Age: 27 Hometown: Isabela, PR Current ‘hood: Isabela, PR First language: Spanish Other languages: English Job: Public Relations Ethnicity: Puerto Rican Favorite Condiment: Ketchup Religion: Catholic but not religious On your iPod now: Circus, U2, Chicago In your makeup case/bag: Estee Lauder powder Dream Job: [...]