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MineCon 2013 Tickets Go On Sale Today

The first batch of tickets for this year’s MineCon will be available online beginning today.

MineCon is the annual convention for MineCraft fans. 2,500 tickets will be put up for sale at the official website at 4PM PST for $150 each. Two additional batches of 2,500 tickets will be made available in the coming days: one on August 2 at 7AM PST, and the other on August 3 at 12PM PST.

As announced last month, this year’s event will take place in Orlando, Florida from November 2-3. Previous MineCons were located in Bellevue, Washington, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Paris, France.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games

Video: Watch one man drive a KTM X-Bow at the track, then get the girl

By Brandon Turkus

KTM X-Bow race track

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C’etait un Rendezvous is a legendary film with a very simple premise – a man drives very quickly to be with the woman he loves, careening through the streets of Paris with a blatant disregard for things like road signs, speed limits and pigeons. This film, from South African director Seagram Pearce, has a similar but much more law-abiding plot.

An unnamed racer arrives a track, gets his safety gear on, and zips around at the wheel of a KTM X-Bow. All the while, a beautiful woman watches on, with the driver finishing the film alongside his leading lady.

Take a look below for the stylized, beautifully filmed piece.

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Today in History for 31st July 2013

Historical Events

1658 – Aurangzeb appoints himself Mongol emperor
1948 – “Brigadoon” closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances
1970 – Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends “Huntley-Brinkley Report”
1978 – Gunman shoots his way into Iraqi Embassy in Paris
1980 – Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36
1988 – Last Playboy club closes (Lansing Michigan)

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Famous Birthdays

1912 – Milton Friedman, Brooklyn New York, economist (Nobel 1976), (d. 2006)
1913 – Bryan Hextall, NHL hall of famer (NY Rangers)
1914 – Jose Ignacio Domecq, wine maker
1921 – Peter Benenson, British founder of Amnesty International (d. 2005)
1965 – Julian Richards, British film director
1975 – Simon Hirst, British radio DJ

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Famous Deaths

1763 – James Kent, Fredericksburgh NY, legal scholar (Columbia), dies
1891 – Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian painter, dies at 77
1932 – Francesco Paolo Neglia, composer, dies at 58
1986 – Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat (b. 1900)
1992 – Ralph Strait, dies of heart attack at 56
1994 – Caitlin Thomas, dies

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at HistoryOrb.Com – This Day in History

How To Style An Embellished Blazer For Work

By Friederike Sperl, Contributor

Last weekend I went to Paris and I fell in love all over again with all these amazing French designers and their beautiful feminine styles. An item that particularly caught my eye was the embellished blazer and I asked myself if such a statement piece could be styled for work. A few beads or sequins here and there might be the perfect alternative to a plain and boring suit. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

Today in History for 30th July 2013

Historical Events

579 – Benedict I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1756 – Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers.
1908 – Around the World Automobile Race ends in Paris
1989 – Chile amends its constitution
1995 – Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v WI
2009 – A bomb explodes in Palma Nova, Mallorca, killing 2 police officers. Basque separatist group ETA is believed to be responsible.

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Famous Birthdays

1641 – Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist (d. 1673)
1936 – Buddy Guy, rocker
1958 – Daley Thompson, London, Decathalete (Olympic-gold-1980, 1984)
1968 – Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete
1974 – Hilary Swank, Bellingham WA, actress (Karate Kid 4)
1978 – James Branaman, American model and reality show contestant

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Famous Deaths

1540 – Robert Barnes, English churchman (martyred) (b. 1495)
1655 – Sigmund Theophil Staden, composer, dies at 47
1982 – Frank Nicholson, South African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies
1990 – Ian Gow, British Conservative parliament leader, murdered
1996 – Magda Schneider, actress (Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight), dies at 87
2007 – Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (b. 1918)

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at HistoryOrb.Com – This Day in History

Ad Groups Scramble After Publicis-Omnicom Merger

By The Huffington Post News Editors

* Shares in WPP, Interpublic, Havas leap on deal news
* Competing agencies will seek to poach big advertisers
* Conflicts possible in tech, telecom, autos
* Publicis, Omnicom say can manage conflict risks (Recasts)
By Kate Holton and Leila Abboud
LONDON/PARIS, July 29 (Reuters) – A plan to merge Publicis and Omnicom into the world’s biggest advertising group has begun a scramble by rivals to poach their blue-chip clients worried the new agency might face conflicts of interest.
Without any defections, the Franco-U.S. giant would bring the accounts of major competitors in a number of industries such as Apple and Samsung, or Coca Cola and PepsiCo, under one roof.
Publicis boss Maurice Levy and Omnicom’s John Wren spoke to some of their biggest clients before the $35.1 billion deal was announced on Sunday, and made further calls on Monday to reassure them they will be better served by the new group.
But rival chief executives from London to Paris and New York, including WPP boss Martin Sorrell, were already scouting on Monday for accounts to poach from the soon to be formed group, industries sources said.
Under the planned deal, the French and U.S. groups will form a giant that will have the necessary scale and investment firepower to cope with rapid changes brought by technology on the advertising business.
Rival ad groups have a rare opportunity to swoop as contracts between major advertisers and agencies often include clauses that say they can be renegotiated in the case of agencies being bought or sold.
“It’s good for us and other independents,” said David Kershaw, CEO of ad group M&C Saatchi. “It shakes out more people that want great creative and global capability but they don’t want to be involved with one of these behemoths, and also who feel uncomfortable having their competitors within the same group,” …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Huffington Post

Cells move as concentration shifts

What do wound healing, cancer metastasis, and bacteria colonies have in common? They all involve the collective displacement of biological cells. New research sheds some new light on the physical mechanisms provoking the displacement of a sheet of cell, known as an epithelium. It typically covers our organs including the stomach and intestine, as well as our epidermis. In a paper about to appear in EPJ E, Martine Ben Amar from Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris explains the importance of understanding the displacement of the epithelium as a means of influencing the biological process involved in healing. And, ultimately, of helping to minimise scars. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Phys.org

Yanis Marshall And Dancers Dance To Spice Girls Around Paris (VIDEO)

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Think you’re fabulous because you sat in your bedroom and memorized every dance number to “Spiceworld?” When stressed do you imagine yourself in glitter hot pants in the middle of a desert a la the “Say You’ll Be There” music video? Well, next time dream you’re in Paris and you’ll be closer to what these three guys did in reality.

Choreographer Yanis Marshall leads a trio of fierce dancers as they transform the streets of old gay Paree into their own production of “Viva Forever!” They dance outside of landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and then enlisting other backup dancers for a platform number while they wait for the Metro.

Sadly, the video only features three songs: “Wannabe,” “Stop,” and “Who Do You Think You Are?” Hopefully Marshall and his dancers will soon make their way to other cities strutting to the rest of the Spice catalogue.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at Huffington Post

Words of Wisdom From Cindy Crawford

By Jen Michalski

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at fashionologie

The Fashion World Mourns the Man Who Helped Create the Supermodel

By Justin Fenner

The fashion world mourned the loss of a pioneer in the modeling industry this weekend when news broke that John Casablancas, founder of Elite Models, had died at age 70.

WWD reported Saturday that Casablancas, who is widely credited with creating the age of the supermodel, had lost a long battle with cancer. He was in Rio de Janiero when he passed away.

Casablancas is credited with helping bring about the age of the supermodel in the ’80s and early ’90s. His agency, which he founded in Paris in 1972, helped launch the careers of Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, and Stephanie Seymour, among many others who got their start at Elite. He told Modelinia in 2010, “When I came into the business . . . the models were blonde, blue eyed, no breasts, practically no curves, and I ignored that. I introduced women with shape, short hair, brunettes, brown eyes, and that was very successful.”

But although he helped revolutionize modeling, Casablancas’s tenure was not without controversy. He famously – and publicly – dated Stephanie Seymour in 1983, when he was 41 and she was 16. The affair ended his second marriage to former model Jeanette Christjansen. In 2000, when a BBC documentary exposed Elite executives bragging about their drug use and relationships with young models, Casablancas resigned from his agency – even though he wasn’t implicated in the scandal.

John Casablancas is survived by his brother Fernando and five children, including jewelry designer Cecile Casablancas and Julian Casablancas, lead singer of The Strokes.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at fashionologie

Why Paris Saint-Germain's Financial Statements Qualify As Fiction

By Bobby McMahon, Contributor

French club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) just keeps on spending like a drunken sailor with a limitless credit card. This week the Paris club acquired three more players at an initial cost of around $150M. Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani arrived from Napoli for $84M followed later in the week by two young defenders – Lucas Digne (Lille) $19M and Marquinhos (Roma) $42M. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

France's 'Do You Speak Touriste?' guide helps shops and bistros handle foreign visitors

What does an American expect from Paris? What’s the best way of making an Italian feel welcome? Paris’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its Regional Tourism Council have teamed up to produce a guide for hotel owners, restaurateurs and shopkeepers in the hopes that it will help shake off the city’s reputation for snobbishness. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Fox World News

Myanmar leader says cleansing claims are 'smear campaign'

Myanmar President Thein Sein denied on Friday accusations of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims, saying the claims were part of a “smear campaign” against his government.

On a visit to Paris, Sein told France 24 television that his government was not guilty of the charges.

“Outside elements are just exaggerating, fabricating news, there is no ethnic cleansing whatsoever,” he said.

“This is a smear campaign against the government. What happened in Rakhine was not ethnic cleansing.”

In April, Human Rights Watch accused Myanmar of “a campaign of ethnic cleansing” against the Rohingya.

It cited evidence of mass graves and forced displacement affecting tens of thousands.

The New York-based HRW said Myanmar officials, community leaders and Buddhist monks organised and encouraged mobs, backed by state security forces, to conduct coordinated attacks on Muslim villages in October in the western state of Rakhine.

Communal unrest last year in Rakhine left about 200 people dead and up to 140,000 displaced, mainly Rohingyas, who are denied citizenship by Myanmar.

Dozens more people died in Buddhist-Muslim clashes in central Myanmar in March.

Thein Sein, on a European tour that took him to Britain and France, said the unrest had been contained and insisted authorities were looking to prevent further violence.

“The government has been able to contain this communal violence and things have returned to normal,” he said.

“My government has set up an independent commission to investigate the root causes of this communal violence. We have also been implementing the recommendations issued by the commission.”

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at Fox World News