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Poland Inaugurated Monaco Fireworks Competition With A Bang!

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It was two hours before midnight last Saturday when the lights went off in Monte-Carlo and the sky rained fire to the sound of the explosives and loud music. It was the debut of the 46th edition of the international fireworks competition in Monaco created in 1966 by the Monaco’s Town Hall, that this year groups the winners of the past four editions, so they are guaranteed to be of exceptional quality.

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Massive Die-Offs Plague Bottlenose Dolphin Along U.S. East Coast

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A silent, mysterious plague is claiming the lives of bottle nose dolphin in record numbers.

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First international solar boats race in Monaco – Propelled by Helios the God of the Sun

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This past week, from July 10 through 12, the first international Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup race took place along the premises of the new Yacht Club of Monaco (YCM) inaugurated just a month ago. Organized by Solar1 under Sergei Dobroserdov together with the YCM under the valuable expertise of Marco Casiraghi. This first ever race for boats powered by the sun on the open sea in the Mediterranean followed a very successful racing session on the canals of The Netherlands two weeks earlier. The objective of this event was to promote solar power as a credible source of energy for the future and the gathering was a true research ground for solar energy. Before the races there was an interesting Solar Conference to present the latest findings about the various uses of solar power as clean energy. Twenty-five teams, representing ten nationalities from universities from northern Europe and the United States, battled on board their cutting edge vessels powered by the sun on the open sea. With boats designed and built by the students as visionary engineers they competed in a fleet race, slalom contest and one-on-one competition, with the award winning and record breaking MS Turanor PlanetSolar (30m catamaran with 512m2 of photovoltaic panels), serving as jury boat and guest of honor. Its name, Turanor, means “power of the sun” in the Elvish language invented in the novel The Lord of the Rings. Gerard d’Aboville, Captain of Planet Solar was quoted saying: “We had a fantastic collection of boats here in Monaco! Some of them even had foils, the first time I’ve seen this technology on solar boats.” The Captain expressed his high esteem for the young visionaries who faced the challenge but most importantly because of the message of hope for the future they convey, as the technology that is experimental today will hopefully in the near future become the standard in the boat sector.

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Pinault Collection Leaves Venice Spends Summer In Monaco

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Art Lovers opened on July 12 and will remain at the Space Ravel of the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco until September 7, exhibiting forty superb works of art from the incredible Pinault Collection, including fifteen never exposed outside their permanent home in Palazzo Grassi-Punta della Dogna in Venice.

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Swatch Free4Style – Un événement sportif et musical

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Retour sur la 22ème édition du Swatch Free4Style

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Audi remporte la 42ème édition ADAC – Zürich des 24h du Nürburgring

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Retour sur la 42ème édition des 24h du Nürburgring 2014

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2014 Visit To New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

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In 2012 I did an article on the Intrepid for IMPress and you can see it here.   That article gives you some of the history and its accomplishments in World War II. Launched in 1943, the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid fought in World War II, surviving five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike. The […]

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Spectacular NYC Circle Line Cruise To Statue of Liberty

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t was a beautiful day and my son and grandson had never been on a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise at 42nd Street or the Intrepid Sea, Space and Air Museum.  So being the good grandfather I am and knowing a day in New York City with the family would be a lot of fun, I […]

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Great Start of the Montreux Jazz Festival 2014

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Roundup of the opening weekend of the 48th edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival

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Tamron Introduces Two New Lenses for Nikon Mount

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Tamron adds the SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) for Nikon mount and the 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016) for Canon / Nikon mount to the line-up of lenses with lens profile for aberration correction in Adobe ® Photoshop ® CC, Camera Raw (a Photoshop ® plug-in), and Photoshop […]

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Shooting My Son’s Wedding In Jamaica – 2010

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This article originally appeared on the International Press Assoc. website on January 20, 2010 and republished here. his article was originally going to be about my son’s destination wedding in Jamaica.  I decided to change it up a bit and take you behind the scenes and have you experience my assignment and some of the […]

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Huggling – A Fresh New Way To Spread Happiness

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Most of us have been hugged at some point in our lives and most of us have seen a juggler. By now you might have deduced that a “huggle” is when you get a hug by a juggler. While that is correct, there is more going on than meets the eye. A recent “huggle” event […]

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76th Bol d’Or: World’s Largest Inland Regatta

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This 76th edition offered a beautiful and very tactical regatta with winds up to 25 knots. This year the winner was Ladycat on a Décision 35 in just 5h38, the second best time in the long history of the regatta. In the category of the monohulls, Syz & Co won in 8h09 beating the record from 1994 by more than 30 minutes.

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HonFest Celebrates 20th year in Baltimore

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HonFest celebrates its 20th year in Baltimore in honor of the working-women of the 1960′s with beehive hairdos and more.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Rocks San Diego

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Over 30,000 entrants from across the United States and forty countries came to the 17th annual Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon held in San Diego, California. There was a World Record set and one big surprise at the finish line.

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