Posts tagged London
Posts tagged London
New York City has given the green light on plans to build the world’s largest ferris wheel on Staten Island. At 625-feet, the wheel will displace The Singapore Flyer which - at 541 feet - is the current record holder.
Since the success of the London Eye, cities across the globe have been taking their own crack at carny success. While some have fared well the list of failures give pause. Dubai, Berlin, Orlando, and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia have all seen ferris wheel projects put on hold or canceled.
The ferris wheel is part of a three-pronged project that includes a hotel and shopping center. Rumors swirl the development is an attempt to promote New York’s least inhabited and often most overlooked burrow. The ferris wheel is scheduled to open in 2015.
London Fashion Week is in full-swing and this year is unlike any other with fashion brands, stylists, models and the media offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the excitement. From gourmet cuisine, make-up, and even backstage shananagans, fashionista are tuning in via social media, in particular, Instagram and Twitter to follow the glitz at London Fashion Week. Paul Smith posted this via Twitter, “Download the ‘Because Fashion App’ to watch catwalk images become animated in @Tankmagazine Animated Fashion Supplement.”
Photo via Paul Smith Instagram
The new $315 LeBron X would be Nike’s most expensive shoe ever, and will include motion sensors to measure your vertical jump, according to The Wall Street Journal. Unveiled by NBA superstar LeBron James during the 2012 Olympic gold medal basketball game between the United States and Spain, it will be available this fall. Nike products have seen an increase in price by up to 10-percent.
Perhaps a pair of Armani shoes is a better investment.
What if a hypersonic aircraft could get you from New York to London in one hour? The reality may be closer than you think. According to the Washington Post, the X-51A Waverider test flight took place yesterday and travels at five-times the speed of sound.
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So what’s next for the most decorated Olympian of all-time? Will he set his sights on a career as a singer, perhaps bring his swag to the fashion runway, what about acting? Well, none of the above. Michael Phelps will take his gold-medal stroke to a different track following his Olympic career: with goals play the world’s greatest golf courses and improve his swing under the watchful eye of Hank Haney. Will he take golf serious enough to earn his tour card? After all he is a world-class athlete, and who doesn’t love spending more time on the greens. The Team USA superstar has four more years to tune-up his game so he can compete in the 2016 Olympic games (in golf) … and take home even more gold. Mr. Phelps, may your balls stay on the straight and narrow.
(Source: golfchannel.com )
The Twitter troll that was harassing British diver Tom Daley was arrested as Olympic social media woes continue. Sportsmanship, especially relating to social media appears to be a thing of the past, particularly in relation to the London 2012 Games.
Earlier today British diver Tom Daley called out a twitter hater @Riley_69 with the hashtag #GetRiley_69banned and the IOC flexed their muscles as authorities arrested the inappropriate sports fan. It’s a relief to know there is still some level of accountability for the fans in the actual arena and also in the Twitter arena.
Nice ink! Nikole Lowe, one of the Stars of The Discovery Channel series “London Ink” will be in Bali at Potato Head Beach Club August 1-19.
Twitter News of the Day: Twitter announced that the opening ceremony of the London Olympics resulted in more than 9.66 million games-related tweets, which is more than the entire Beijing Olympics in 2008. To be fair, the social networking giant was in its infancy back then, but the massive growth means it’s safe to say this Twitter phenomenon might have some staying power.
Image courtsey of katu.com
Which sport is the social media victor?
Opening ceremony is later today and Getty Images will document the entire stadium in one gigantic 20-gigapixel image to be uploaded to the Getty Images UK site following the event. The image will be created using two Nikon D800s, one mounted on a robotic camera mount, and any of the 70,000+ attendees will be able to zoom in and tag themselves (assuming on Facebook).
This isn’t the first time something like this has been done and it will be interesting to see the result as the world focuses on London for the Olympic Games.