Swiss win twice on opening day of World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

Swiss win twice on opening day of World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship
“Most importantly we have got to know the ice – get used to it and know the rocks … due to compete at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, where mixed doubles curling is making its debut on the programme, will be known after the conclusion …
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IBP Ice Center holds Curling Classic
The seventh-annual Sioux City Curling Classic took place this weekend at the IBP Ice Center. Twenty four teams hit the ice for the two-day tournament, which started Friday. The goal of curling is to slide stones down the ice, and, with the help of sweepers …
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Car curling tournament in Russia inspired by black ice accidents
A car curling tournament has been held in the Russian city Yekaterinburg. During the competition, four teams of 10 people each pushed small Russian-made Oka cars towards a target painted on an ice rink. Engines, gear boxes and other heavy parts of the …
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Latest World Travel News

trendEcuador Travel Guide
In addition, Ecuador controls the Galapagos Islands, a wildlife-rich archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, where Charles Darwin developed his theory of evolution. At the heart of all this is Quito. As well as laying claim to being the world’s second highest …
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Shaquille O’Neal Believes Europeans Colonized the Pre-Columbian Americas; Plus: Why So Much Time Travel on TV?
Are we waking up to the potential world-ending threats of global warming … That said, the current spate of time travel shows all seem to share a common, and somewhat pessimistic, fatalism, that somehow this is the best of all possible worlds, and …
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Guest Post: Top World Travel Adventures
Passionate traveler and Oceania Cruises guest Isabel G. shares some of her most memorable travel experiences, plus where she’s dreaming of next. As a passionate traveler I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to see many parts of the world. Some places …
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World Television Day 2016 – Celebrating the Impact and Reach of Television

trendWorld Television Day 2016 – Celebrating the Impact and Reach of Television
Television brings people together. It is a powerful medium in the lives of millions of people. Whether it’s through news, movies, or even adverts, there is no denying the contribution of television to modern society. Freedom of expression and creativity …
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Garbage on television
How are cable companies maintaining stability in this present day? I am curious because a few of my friends from college and even the ones back in Summerville barely watch television. They watch television on their phones with apps like Netflix and Hulu.
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Life Without Television
I haven’t owned a television in over 7 years. I haven’t lived in a house with a set in over 5 years. I spend my days largely television-free, and I actually like it. This isn’t to say that I don’t watch some television shows over the internet. I have to …
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Lord of the dance: The Sufi mystic who has got the world whirling

musicLord of the dance: The Sufi mystic who has got the world whirling
you can step into a taxi and the driver will be reciting Rumi lines to himself.” Rumi is a dominant influence in Iranian classical music. Renowned performers such as Shahram Nazeri have forged stellar careers based on his work, and his son Hafez has …
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Alma Deutscher is a classical music child prodigy – but don’t compare her to Mozart
Child’s play: Alma Deutscher wrote her first opera when she was 10 Daniel Hambury/Stella Pictures In her purple flowery dress and pink anorak, Alma Deutscher looks like any other 11-year-old girl playing in the garden with a sparkly skipping rope.
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Presbyterian Church of Stirling holds classical Christmas concert on Dec. 11
LONG HILL TWP. – The First Presbyterian Church of Stirling will present classical pianist Joseph Hauer and cellist Jiafan Shi in an afternoon of classical, seasonal and Christmas music and song at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. The performance will be the …
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The 20 most common hobbies of the richest people in the world

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The 20 most common hobbies of the richest people in the world
When billionaires have free time, they have the means for extravagant hobbies, whether it’s collecting classic cars or jet-setting across the globe. But the most common hobby billionaires pursue isn’t a display of wealth — it’s philanthropy. Wealth-X …
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Flashback Friday: 54 Frugal Hobbies You Should Try Immediately
The next time you’re bored on a weekend or during your free time, you might want to consider taking up a new hobby. Your first thought might be, I can’t afford to pay for lessons to learn a new skill. I get that mindset, I do. But there are plenty of cheap …
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A Little Insight Into a Depressive Episode
I don’t know why I can hardly talk to my friends and family or why I can’t seem to enjoy my hobbies anymore. I don’t know why, but at some point in the future — it could be tomorrow, it could be next month — but some point in the future I will …
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Cy and David’s Picks: A Composer at 80, an Uncomfortable Comedy About Race, and a Magical, Musical World

musicCy and David’s Picks: A Composer at 80, an Uncomfortable Comedy About Race, and a Magical, Musical World
We mentioned Steve Reich a few weeks ago — now it’s Philip Glass’ turn. And you can celebrate his still-dexterous fingers as he joins four other pianists to play all 20 of Glass’ piano études. He’s working with a terrific team, including the …
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New music director named at Presbyterian Church
“My mother, grandmother and aunt sing in the choir. My uncle is a choir director. And my grandmother and cousin are exceptional pianists/organists. “My grandmother definitely was the one who inspired me most to ask to take piano lessons,” adding his …
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Philip Glass brings his monumental etudes to Stanford Live
Four pianists, in addition to Glass himself, will be performing the 20-piece work: Anton Batagov, Sarah Cahill, Aaron Diehl and Jenny Lin. The New York Times has called the 20 etudes some of Glass’ “best, most harmonically inventive music.”
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Step-By-Step Round The World Travel Guide

trendStep-By-Step Round The World Travel Guide
The Travel Dream…While on your trip you have the most amazing time, you meet incredible people, everything you planned works out perfectly, your money and gear last the whole trip – it’s pure enjoyment and nothing goes wrong. The Travel Mistake …
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7 great travel reads to inspire you to get on that plane
Books are more than just printed words on a page. They let you travel anywhere in the world without moving an inch. It’s like magic! You could explore the icy tundras of Antarctica or embark on a wild adventure across the Saharan desert with a simple …
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Belize Wins Two Biggest Travel Oscars for the Continent at World Travel Awards
Ambergris Caye and Placencia win big at the 2015 World Travel Awards that took place in Bogota, Colombia over the weekend with Ambergris Caye taking the award for Leading Destination 2015 Mexico & Central America category and Placencia winning the Leading …
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Mick Fanning wins World Surfing League event at scene of shark attack

sportMick Fanning wins World Surfing League event at scene of shark attack
Surfer triumphs at Jeffreys Bay, where he was attacked by a shark in 2015 Australian beat John John Florence in the World Surfing League final Mick Fanning has capped an extraordinary return to the scene of last year’s shark attack, winning the World …
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Surfing: Fanning moves on with life after J-Bay
Australian surfer Mick Fanning admitted he had to “move on with life” after conquering his fears and returning triumphantly to the J-Bay Open. Fanning dominated the South African event and claimed the title after edging Hawaiian John John Florence in the …
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vintage surfing
“Kids these days!” seems to be the perennial judgment of anyone over thirty of anyone a day younger. Today it’s millennials and their trigger warnings, yesterday it was slackers and their grunge music, and the day before that it was surfers, those …
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K-Pop takes America: how South Korea’s music machine is conquering the world

musicK-Pop takes America: how South Korea’s music machine is conquering the world
Walking into the DoubleTree Hotel in Irvine, California, the Verge team was greeted by representatives from K-Pop United, a world-wide fan organization. The Los Angeles chapter was apparently quite new, and the three reps (two young women and one young man …
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Searching for the next K-pop superstar at JJCC’s Sydney auditions
K-pop, the music genre originating in South Korea, has been growing rapidly in popularity around the world. K-pop bands are increasingly selling out shows in countries outside Asia — and K-pop idols JJCC arrived in Sydney Thursday to play their first two …
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The 10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2015
Most fans would argue that it’s tough to find just a few K-pop albums that are solid listens from front to back in a calendar year, but 2015 marked 12 months of such remarkably impressive full-lengths that it’s splitting hairs to decide which of those …
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World heavyweight champion boxer Tyson Fury probed over drugs. Las Vegas Blog

sportWorld heavyweight champion boxer Tyson Fury probed over drugs. Las Vegas Blog
Levels of nandrolone, which helps muscle growth, have been allegedly foundWorld heavyweight champion might lose his three title belts & be bannedFury’s cousin Hughie is additionally a boxer & tested positive for the substance Pair both deny any …
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Feliz brothers highlight exciting night of boxing at Summer Sizzler
DANBURY — About an hour removed from watching his younger brother Ali Feliz pick up a win in his boxing debut, Fernely Feliz Jr. was raring to go in the Summer Sizzler main event. After making his way through a sea of his hometown fans in the humid War …
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Houma boxer captures national title
Amateur boxer Trey “The Truth” Alexander is bringing a national title back to Houma. Alexander, a 22-year-old Houma native, won the national title in the 141-pound weight class at the USA Boxing-sanctioned 2016 National Police Activities League Boxing …
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