A different way to cook a steak.
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Jay Z, Busta Rhymes, DMX, and The Notorious B.I.G. all went to the same high school. (source)
Sort of gone off Herald Bombs because I could fill a blog every day on the clangers they come out with. Â But I thought the above was particularly noteworthy. Â Either they got it wrong, or I’m starting to get quite attracted to George Clooney myself.
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It seems that an increasing number of us are unwilling to disconnect from the Internet for our holidays
iwis might be hanging up their business suits for the holiday, but iPads and laptops are must-pack items for many holidaymakers.
Bach owners say a growing number of travellers are choosing where they will stay based on mobile and broadband connectivity.
A spokesman for rental website Holiday Houses, which has more than 10,000 properties on its books, said 79 per cent of owners mentioned broadband or mobile coverage in their listings.
“[That] is a good indication that it is an important and fairly standard expectation at most places.”
The average nightly rate for houses that specified coverage and broadband as amenities was 2.5 per cent higher than properties that didn’t, he said.
Rich Carey, marketing manager for holiday home rental company Bachcare, which offers properties from Northland to Queenstown, said demand for homes with WiFi had surged.
“As technology plays a greater role in daily lives, guest needs have changed accordingly, particularly with international guests, who wish to remain connected to friends and family back home,” he said.
A customer survey found half indicated the availability of WiFi in a holiday home played some part in their decision to rent a particular property. That is also borne out by network statistics.
It may come as no surprise that due to the demands of Whaleoil, I do try to have some degree of connectivity for part of the day, even when I’m off hunting. Â Read more »
The Islamists are winning in shutting down opponents, using the laws of their new countries against those who speak out against them.
Geert Wilders is now being prosecuted for speaking his mind.
Months after a fiery victory speech, Dutch police have announced they will be prosecuting democratically-elected house of representatives member Geert Wilders for asking his voters whether they wanted to see fewer Moroccans or not in the Northern European country.
This is not the first time Wilders has been in trouble for making comments considered unspeakable by the Dutch government, having narrowly avoided prosecution in 2011 after calling for a ban on the Koran. Now a full nine months after he made a speech during the March local elections, in which his Freedom party performed well, the authorities have decided to prosecute him again on exactly the same charges.
After Wilderâ€™s comments in March there were protests against his comments by the Moroccan community and its allies, and the Dutch police received over 6,400 complaints. He will be charged with â€śinsulting a specific group based on race and inciting discrimination and hatredâ€ť.
Standing on a stage in the Dutch capital, Wilders called to his supporters: â€śDo you want more or fewer Moroccans in this city and in the Netherlands?â€ť. As they responded: â€śFewer! Fewer! Fewer!â€ť he replied â€śWeâ€™ll take care of thatâ€ť, reports theIndependent. Despite clearly ruffling some feathers, Wilders is unrepentant saying he was only representing â€śwhat millions of people thinkâ€ť.
Of what he perceives as a waste of police and court time being used to persecute him, Wilders says: â€śIt is a travesty that I have to defend myself in court for this. The Public Prosecutor would do better to devote his time to prosecuting jihadis instead of meâ€ť. Â Â Read more »
I don’t, but some might.
He’s selling his home with 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms for something smaller. Â No kidding. Â He’s rattling around in there.
Embattled Auckland Mayor Len Brown is selling his family home. The exclusive Tiffany Close property on the outskirts of Manukau City has been listed for sale with Pakuranga & Howick Realty. The popular residential auction process is being bypassed and the property is on the market at a set asking price of $1.75million.
There is already a conditional offer on the sprawling 19-year-old chalet-style home, which Brown owns with wife Shan Inglis.
The two have rarely been seen together since news emerged last year of Brown’s two-year affair with former Ethnic People Advisory’s Panel member Bevan Chuang.
Brown has been under fire about his behaviour all year. Read more »