Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Concert: Blood Red Shoes at Lucerna

English alternative rock duo Blood Red Shoes are coming to Prague as part of their European Tour 2014. The Brighton-based band, composed of Laura-Mary Carter on guitar and Steven Ansell on drums, have been rocking since late 2004. They took their name from a Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire musical, in which Ginger Rogers practiced so much for her role that she turned her white dancing shoes red with blood. Blood Red Shoes are now touring with 24 shows in 10 European countries to promote their new self-titled album that was released in March 2014.

Blood Red Shoes is the duo's fourth album and it features 12 tracks, including the last single "An Animal." The release of the album was preceded by the Online Deals single "A Perfect Mess." The song was made available on Dec. 1, 2013 on the band's website after 10 QR codes were found by fans in different cities across the world.

Blood Red Shoes was produced and recorded by the duo alone during six months in the Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin, with no sound engineers, A&R people or producers. "It came out as our rawest, heaviest, sexiest and most confident sounding record so far," Steve Ansell told the media when the album was announced.

Barry Nicolson in music magazine NME said that the album is "probably the duo's most satisfying effort to date." He added that however the duo is best at playing live and the album doesn't quite capture the tooth-and-claw ferocity of that experience.

Jon Clark in the music webzine Drowned in Sound agreed about the album. "Blood Red Shoes is a confident, swaggering, riff-heavy barrage that is no longer the work of a band with something to prove: it's the work of a band who have proved it already."

According to published set lists, the concert will feature about 18 songs, mainly from the new album but also featuring prominent singles from the previous three works including, typically, "Say Something, Say Anything," "I Wish I Was Someone Better," "This Is Not For You" and "Light It Up."

The European dates of the tour will be supported by The Wytches, an English three-piece surf-psych band based in Brighton. After 11 concerts in the United Kingdom in May, Blood Red Shoes will move to North America for the second leg of their 2014 tour, featuring 20 shows in Canada and the States, before heading back to Europe to take part in two music festivals in Germany and Spain.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Updates List of Boost Mobile Promotional Codes

Coupon Chic, a website devoted to sharing coupon codes with its readers, recently updated its collection of Boost Mobile promotional codes. Although some of the codes are only valid in March, a majority of the coupons can be used all year round.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Grading each team's offseason | The Outside Corner

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For all intents and purposes, the 2013 MLB offseason is over. Sure, there are still three marquee free agents on the market, but Stephen Drew, Kendrys Morales, or Ervin Santana probably won't change much in the way of grades. At the beginning of the month, I looked at the winners and losers of this winter, and there have actually been some changes since then - most notably, the Baltimore Orioles going from a loser to one of the teams that fared best this winter.

Anyway, here are the grades for each team and a brief explanation of why they earned the grade they received.

Tampa Bay Rays: A-. As the old phrase goes, "that's so Rays". And sure enough, the Rays had a tremendous winter once again. First and foremost, they did *not* trade ace David Price, refusing to sell low on their best asset. The club revamped their bullpen by signing closer Grant Balfour, acquiring The Heath Bell Experience, picking up Brad Boxberger in a trade, and bringing back a hopefully healthy Juan Carlos Oviedo. The Rays also added some pitching depth in former Nationals prospect Nate Karns (in exchange for third catcher Jose Lobaton and a pair of other prospects), and solidified their catching depth by re-signing Jose Molina and acquiring Ryan Hanigan in the Bell trade. Tampa Bay also re-signed David DeJesus and James Loney, while bringing in Logan Forsythe as part of the return from San Diego along with Boxberger. It's amazing what Tampa Bay does year after year on such a shoestring budget.

Texas Rangers: A-. During a winter where the AL West went crazy, the Rangers had to follow suit. They let Nelson Cruz walk, and replaced him with Shin-Soo Choo. Texas dealt long-time second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Tigers for Prince Fielder, upgrading their offense and allowing stud prospect Jurickson Profar to move into the lineup as well. The Rangers also bought low on a few players, bringing in Tommy Hanson, J.P. Arencibia, and Michael Choice to fill lesser roles on the team. Out of all of the AL West squads, the Rangers may have improved the most out of all of them, and are once again in a great position to contend.

Toronto Blue Jays: F. After last winter's blockbuster trade that went poof, the Blue Jays pretty much stood pat this winter. Their only major acquisition was Dioner Navarro, who will be replacing J.P. Arencibia behind the dish. Aside from's a lot of the same stuff in Toronto. The Blue Jays didn't bother replacing the injury-prone Josh Johnson in the rotation, instead opting to roll with an endless parade of injury-prone starters past R.A. Dickey and Mark Buehrle. The Blue Jays are counting on health to improve on their 74 wins from last year, but considering how much work the other AL East teams put into improving their teams this winter, Toronto might be left in the dust.

Washington Nationals: A. We close with the Nationals, who took a preseason favorite team from 2013 and turned it even better preseason favorite team. They replaced Dan Haren in the rotation with Doug Fister, a superior, cheaper pitcher. They return their entire starting offense from a year ago, though Anthony Rendon will be up and starting at second base for the entire year. They added three complimentary pieces at reasonable prices as well - Jose Lobaton, Nate McLouth, and Jerry Blevins. All Washington has to do is stay healthy, and they should coast to the playoffs.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Barely Keeping Up in TV's New Golden Age

Not long ago, a friend at work told me I absolutely, positively must watch "Broad City" on Comedy Central, saying it was a slacker-infused hilarity.

My reaction? Oh no, not another one.

The vast wasteland of television has been replaced by an excess of excellence that is fundamentally altering my media diet and threatening to consume my waking life in the process. I am not alone. Even as alternatives proliferate and people cut the cord, they are continuing to spend ever more time in front of the TV without a trace of embarrassment.

I was never one of those snobby people who would claim to not own a television when the subject came up, but I was generally more a reader than a watcher. That was before the explosion in quality television tipped me over into a viewing frenzy.

Something tangible, and technical, is at work. The addition of ancillary devices onto what had been a dumb box has made us the programming masters of our own universes. Including the cable box - with its video on demand and digital video recorder - and Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation, Roku, Wii and Xbox, that universe is constantly expanding. Time-shifting allows not just greater flexibility, but increased consumption. According to Nielsen, Americans watched almost 15 hours of time-shifted television a month in 2013, two more hours a month than the year before.

And what a feast. Right now, I am on the second episode of Season 2 of "House of Cards" (Netflix), have caught up on "Girls" (HBO) and am reveling in every episode of "Justified" (FX). I may be a little behind on "The Walking Dead" (AMC) and "Nashville" (ABC) and have just started "The Americans" (FX), but I am pretty much in step with comedies like "Modern Family" (ABC) and "Archer" (FX) and like everyone one else I know, dying to see how "True Detective" (HBO) ends. Oh, and the fourth season of "Game of Thrones" (HBO) starts next month.

Whew. Never mind being able to hold all these serials simultaneously in my head, how can there possibly be room for anything else? So far, the biggest losers in this fight for mind share are not my employer or loved ones, but other forms of media.

My once beloved magazines sit in a forlorn pile, patiently waiting for their turn in front of my eyes. Television now meets many of the needs that pile previously satisfied. I have yet to read the big heave on Amazon Deal in The New Yorker, or the feature on the pathology of contemporary fraternities in the March issue of The Atlantic, and while I have an unhealthy love of street food, I haven't cracked the spine on Lucky Peach's survey of the same. Ditto for what looks like an amazing first-person account in Mother Jones from the young Americans who were kidnapped in Iran in 2009. I am a huge fan of the resurgent trade magazines like Adweek and The Hollywood Reporter, but watching the products they describe usually wins out over reading about them.

Magazines in general had a tough year, with newsstand sales down over 11 percent, John Harrington, an industry analyst who tracks circulation, said.

And then there are books. I have a hierarchy: books I'd like to read, books I should read, books I should read by friends of mine and books I should read by friends of mine whom I am likely to bump into. They all remain on standby. That tablets now contain all manner of brilliant stories that happen to be told in video, not print, may be partly why e-book sales leveled out last year. After a day of online reading that has me bathed in the information stream, when I have a little me-time, I mostly want to hit a few buttons on one of my three remotes - cable, Apple, Roku - and watch the splendors unfurl.

It used to be that I could at least use travel time to catch up on reading, but now airplanes have become mediated, wired spaces as well. And even when I get to a hotel or a vacation spot, my media library comes with me. This summer, I used a skinny little DSL connection at my cabin in the woods to watch "The Newsroom" on HBO Go.

In the past, great shows, entire seasons of them, used to go whooshing past me. Now they are always there, waiting for me to hit play. Like my dog, they are friendly and tend to follow me around seeking my attention.

It means people like me end up going to fewer movies. Sitting at home with a big, throbbing stack of quality entertainment and a big old screen on which to view it, am I really going to spend $12 to sit by a stranger, watch more commercials than I do at home - you cannot skip them in the movie theater - and hope that what I see on screen was worth getting in a cold car and competing for parking and seating?

All the new windows for content have created an in-migration of creative interest. David Fincher, one of Hollywood's most coveted directors, followed up producing " House of Cards" by signing on to make a series for HBO called "Utopia." Guillermo del Toro, a big-deal director, has created a series called "The Strain" for FX. Oliver Stone spent a great deal of time making a history program on Showtime and now word comes that Robert Redford is doing documentaries for CNN.

Even at the Oscars, Hollywood's biggest night, TV seemed like the cool hipster at the party. Ellen DeGeneres's just-folks delivery treated incandescent celebrities as if they were regular people who like eating pizza and being on television. The winner of the award for best actor, Matthew McConaughey, has also been making a big splash on TV with "True Detective."

At a panel about television over the weekend at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Tex., that I moderated, Kathleen McCaffrey of HBO said that television entered people's lives by letting go of procedurals about doctors and lawyers and telling stories about authentic, frequently flawed people.

"So much of the conversation comes from strong serialized dramas about people's lives and how they live them," she said.

The growing intellectual currency of television has altered the cultural conversation in fundamental ways. Water cooler chatter is now a high-minded pursuit, not just a way to pass the time at work. The three-camera sitcom with a laugh track has been replaced by television shows that are much more like books - intricate narratives full of text, subtext and clues.

On the sidelines of the children's soccer game, or at dinner with friends, you can set your watch on how long it takes before everyone finds a show in common. In the short span of five years, table talk has shifted, at least among the people I socialize with, from books and movies to television. The idiot box gained heft and intellectual credibility to the point where you seem dumb if you are not watching it.

All these riches induce pleasure, but no small amount of guilt as well. Am I a bad person because I missed "Top of the Lake" on the Sundance channel?

Television's golden age is also a gilded cage, an always-on ecosystem of immense riches that leaves me feeling less like the master of my own universe, and more as if I am surrounded.

Saturday, March 8, 2014



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Shopping Deals Online: 3 Tips For Finding Them

Everyone loves a deal and part of the appeal of shopping Coupon Code is finding deals and offers that aren't available in stores. While many stores promise great prices and deals, there are many things you can do to help you save even more money. Getting the best shopping deals online requires a little bit of work, but if you are lucky enough to save some money, you will find that the work is well worth it.

Online Coupons
It's no secret that coupons are a great way to save money, but if you think you don't have the time to scour through newspaper inserts to get them, don't worry there are other ways. Online coupons are easier to find and use and can save you a lot of money on your favorite items. Use websites like Retail Me Not or SlickDeals to find out which items are on sale and what coupons can be used to make them even more affordable.

Price Comparison Sites
Most people compare prices on a regular basis in order to get the best deal. If you are shopping at two or three local stores this might not be a problem. Shopping online is different and there can be thousands of different stores that carry the products you want. Instead of spending hours comparing the prices yourself, try using a price comparison site such as PriceGrabber. Just choose the product you want to buy and let the website find the best price for it.

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Of course it's easy to find deals when you shop in the clearance section or luck into finding what you want on sale, but knowing when to shop the sales will help you get the best deals. Most online stores start their after holiday sales sooner than brick and mortar stores so you may be able to find holiday and seasonal items on sale online before the holiday is even over. The same thing goes for clothing and accessories. Don't wait until winter to shop for summer clearance items, start checking the online stores towards the end of summer instead.

There are so many ways to save money online that it's easy to see why many people prefer online shopping to traditional shopping. Learn how to find the best deals online and your online shopping experiences will become better than ever.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

HTC One Deals: Available for Free on Amazon

If you were looking to buy a new smartphone, then the timing is great Promotional Code has a couple of HTC One deals for you. The HTC One, which is undoubtedly the best-looking smartphone released on the market in 2013, is now available for only a penny on contract with two of the biggest US carriers.

Amazon is offering the Sprint HTC One with 32 GB of storage for only $0.01 after you sign a two-year contract with the retailer. Given that Sprint is offering the HTC One at $99.99, you will save almost $100 if you take advantage of Amazon's deal. If you prefer to buy the Sprint HTC One off-contract, you should know that the price is $699.99. Besides the Silver Sprint HTC One, you will also be able to choose from the Red or Black models.

If you prefer Verizon, then Amazon has a deal for you as well. The 32 GB Verizon HTC One is available for $0.01, of course with a two-year contract. Unfortunately, Amazon is only selling the Black Verizon HTC One model, but you will be able to save almost $50, as Big Red is selling it on its website at $49.99. The contract-free price of the Verizon HTC One is $699.99.

Amazon also has a HTC One deal for the AT&T variant. While AT&T is selling the 32 GB HTC One on their website at $199.99, you will be able to order it from Amazon at $49.99, therefore you'll save about $150. The AT&T HTC One is available with a Silver body or a Black body. In case you don't want to sign a two-year contract with the carrier, you will be able to grab the AT&T One at $699.99.

Furthermore, if you order any of the three aforementioned HTC One variants in the next 51 hours (at the time the article was written) you will have it shipped to you on Monday, March 10.

Leaked Promo Offers Free 'Pokemon X' or 'Y' with 3DS or 2DS Purchase

The Pokemon franchise may be just two years shy of its twentieth anniversary, but it certainly isn't any less popular than it was back in 1996. Over 75,000 people are currently struggling through a cooperative game of Pokemon Red on Twitch, while gamers who prefer to spend their time in the current generation are using the recently released Pokemon Bank to transfer their old battle companions into the sixth generation world of Pokemon X and Y.

Although the staggering sales of Nintendo's 3DS suggest that most interested gamers already own of the handheld devices, an upcoming deal is about to offer a pretty good incentive to any consumers that are somehow still on the fence. Pokemon fans in particular will be rewarded by the promo...

A leaked toys r us promo code "R" Us ad spotted by Go Nintendo reveals a deal that offers consumers a chance to earn a download code for Pokemon X or Y with the purchase of a Nintendo 3DS XL or 2DS and one of six games. Pokemon completionists who have already picked up X or Y may be able to take advantage of the sale to upgrade to a brand-new handheld while grabbing the other the other half of the X or Y saga for free.

Lucky for consumers, the list of six games that can be purchased to trigger the deal includes a number of winners. Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Mario Kart 7, and Super Mario 3D Land are all great games that make the purchase a 3DS XL kind of worth it on their own. Yoshi's New Island and Lego City Undercover aren't too bad either.

Participants in the sale will also need to register the purchase on their Club Nintendo account between March 1st and March 31st. There's no confirmation of the deal from Nintendo yet, but it seems likely that the offer will be nationwide and not limited to just Toys "R" Us.

With a great library of games to choose from already, and new releases like Bravely Default getting solid reviews, it seems as good a time as any for gamers to pick up the handheld. A sale like this may also be just the motivation that some shoppers need to get around to upgrading from the standard-sized 3DS to the XL. I'm certainly tempted to finally make the switch.

Do you plan to use this deal as an excuse to upgrade to a new Nintendo handheld? Sound off in the comments.


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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Benefits from aggregated data brokering by price comparison sites should reach insurance companies, says expert

Specialist in litigation and compliance in the insurance market Iain Sawers of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind, said that insurers should seek changes to their existing commercial contracts with Amazon Sales comparison sites where those sites make money from the sale of data about customers they help the sites attract.

Many insurance companies agree commercial contracts with price comparison websites that allow those websites to display information about the insurance cover those companies offer to users of the sites. The agreement allows insurance companies to reach parts of the insurance market they may otherwise not, whilst the price comparison sites get a commission on the sales generated through its platform.

Sawers said, though, that insurance companies should benefit from arrangements that see price comparison sites "extract additional value" from customer data through the sale of that data in aggregated, anonymised form.

"Insurance companies should look to change their existing commercial arrangements with price comparison sites where those sites sell aggregated data about customers they help those sites generate," Sawers said. "The benefits insurance companies should look to gain may be in gaining discounted access to the data those price comparison sites have compiled, or alternatively through a reduction in the price they will pay those sites for customer referrals."

Sawers was commenting after the Financial Times reported that price comparison website is set to expand its practice of selling aggregated, anonymised data about its 21 million customers to third parties. The website allows users to compare prices for a range of products and services, including certain insurance offerings.

Peter Plumb, chief executive of, said that the company hopes to generate £10 million from selling aggregated data about its motor insurance customers to insurance companies this year and that it intends to start selling aggregated data gathered from other areas of its business, such as about home insurance customers, according to the report.

"I don't think there's any other business out there that has the breadth and depth of quote data that we have," Plumb said, according to the report.

Data protection laws apply to personal data and not data which has been anonymised, meaning companies face fewer restrictions in the sale of anonymised data than they do for personal information. UK data protection laws do not, however, require anonymisation measures to guarantee that individuals cannot be reidentified through the matching of that data with other information.

The debate around the use of anonymised data has been prominent recently in discussions over a new data sharing regime being set up within the NHS in England.

Comcast Confirms Acquisition of FreeWheel, Eyeing Growth in Online Video Ads

Comcast has completed its acquisition of online-advertising platform FreeWheel, according to the companies, in a deal worth up to $375 million.

"Comcast's investment in our business and our future innovations will accelerate our ability to deliver on our vision, providing us with the strength and staying power that our clients demand, while maintaining our commitment to the success of our extensive and diverse customer base," Doug Knopper, co-CEO of FreeWheel, wrote in a blog post announcing the deal.

Knopper, along with co-CEO Jon Heller and CTO Diane Yu, have signed multiyear agreements to stay on in their current roles with Comcast.

FreeWheel's platform facilitates the cross-platform insertion of advertising in on-demand programming and live streaming feeds, making it easier for content companies and distributors to squeeze more advertising revenue from their content offerings over time. FreeWheel is known for its ability to offer highly targeted advertising insertion based on a range of user-specific factors that are attractive to advertisers.

Based in Silicon Valley, FreeWheel has worked with a host of top-tier clients since it was founded in 2007, including Promotional Code, Fox and NBCUniversal, Turner Broadcasting and AT&T.

"We are fully committed to seeing our dream become a reality within the Comcast family," Knopper said. "We look forward to continuing to play an important role within the TV ecosystem, working to the benefit of programmers, operators, and our partners."

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


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Wednesday marks the trading deadline for the 2013-14 season, a day that has changed the destiny for many NHL teams over the years. It kick-started the 1980s New York Islanders dynasty, landed the Pittsburgh Penguins the final pieces they needed in the early 1990s, and got teams like Tampa Bay, St. Louis and Vancouver their franchise players. Which deal was the greatest of them all?

Though I normally use analytics to answer questions like these, this time it's based on pure personal opinion. Short-term successes down the stretch and into the Stanley Cup playoffs were weighed against those deals that involved players who provided modest but more sustained success. In each case the trade-day motivation is explained, along with the ultimate end result of each deal.

This was no easy task. There have been a lot of great deadline deals, and it is hard to choose 10. For example, New Jersey's famous deals in 2000 (Aleander Mogilny), 2002 (Jamie Langenbrunner and Joe Nieuwendyk) and even 2003 (Grant Marshall and Richard Smehlik) were especially hard to leave out.

In the end these trades were not always the biggest, nor always the most one-sided, but they were the Printable Coupons, and each one has a great story. Let's begin.

All advanced statistics are via writer's own original research unless otherwise noted.

Here's a Quick Way to Compare Prescription Prices Online & Save 76%

The cost of prescription drugs in America continues to increase with each passing year. Fortunately, there are several options for consumers who seek to lower their prescription expenses. Patients can consult with their physicians or insurance providers in order to find lower cost medications or they can compare prescription prices online or by visiting various pharmacies in their area.

How Much Can You Really Save?

Based on data collected by's new case study, it is estimated that the average consumer can save as much as 76 percent by purchasing domestically manufactured prescription medications from online international distributors. In some cases, drugs like Cymbalta can be purchased at a discount of up to 90 percent. As you can see, when consumers compare prescription prices online, they can buy the name brand medications at prices even lower than the generic versions.

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The information below was used to compare prescription prices of various brand name medications sold at pharmacies with the lowest Canadian pharmacy price found on

The Total Average Savings is 75.53% (76% rounded up) from the 13 different brand name prescriptions drugs that are all manufactured in the United States.

You can clearly see the savings you can receive by simply using to compare prescription prices online for all your brand name and generic medication needs.

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Stansted Discount Hub Plans Premium Lounge for Blue-Chip Clients

London Stansted airport, Britain's biggest low-cost terminal, will open its first premium lounge this year as its new owner seeks to establish the hub as a base for long-haul airlines.

Manchester Airports Group is spending 1 million pounds ($1.7 million) on the "Escape Lounge" in its main departure area, which will be free to some customers and otherwise operate a pay-on-the-door policy. Airline-specific rooms are a further option as Stansted seeks to broaden its offering, Andrew Harrison, the site's managing director, said in an interview.

MAG aims to expand Stansted traffic by luring heavyweight airlines such as Emirates of Dubai, the No. 1 on international routes, after deals to boost flights at Ryanair Holdings Plc (RYA) and EasyJet Plc (EZJ), Europe 's top Promotional Code operators. While keen to draw new clients, other enhancements spanning security checks to retail areas should appeal across the board, Harrison said.

"The way we see the terminal operating is with a great level of service for everybody, but with the opportunity for the full-service airlines to differentiate," the executive said, while adding: "They've got to be convinced that the market exists and the catchment area is strong enough."

Stansted lifted passenger numbers 2.2 percent to 17.8 million last year, barely half the 35 million it could potentially handle within the limits of existing planning restrictions, Harrison said. That means the single-runway site can easily accommodate extra flights even as London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports struggle to add operating slots.

Superjumbo Services

Emirates already serves MAG's Manchester base using Airbus Group NV (AIR) A380 superjumbos. Other long-haul clients include rival Gulf carriers Qatar Airways Ltd. and Etihad Airways PJSC, as well as American Airlines (AAL), Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL), Air Canada (AC/A) Rouge, Singapore Airlines Ltd. (SIA) and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd.

Access to the Manchester lounge cost 17.49 pounds per person and offers complimentary pastries, sandwiches and drinks, together with more substantial meals for an extra fee. Several carriers at the airport also have their own lounges.

Long-haul passengers are attractive to airports because they tend to arrive earlier at the terminal, taking more time there and spending more on retail, food and beverage purchases for use or consumption during their trip, according to an Airport Cooperative Research Program report published in 2012.

Since agreeing to buy Stansted for 1.5 billion pounds in January 2013, MAG has embarked on a program of upgrades to the 23-year-old terminal building designed by U.K. architect Norman Foster, who went on to build new hubs in Hong Kong and Beijing.

Valet Parking

MAG has spent 5 million pounds on removing 40 check-in desks that aren't needed as more people check in remotely or at machines, using the space vacated to create a new security screening area with extra, longer lanes. That in turn has freed up 60 percent more air-side space for shops and food outlets.

Retail improvements at the airport located 35 miles north of London are slated for completion in the second-half of 2015.

Shops near the terminal entrance have conversely been pared back to reduce passenger-stress levels, Harrison said. Valet parking and fast-track security are among other enhancements being developed with an eye to the long-haul market.

Should the push to win new business prove successful, Stansted would dedicate one of three satellite buildings where departure gates are located exclusively to full-service airlines, and refine facilities there accordingly, Harrison said.

Unused spaces at the buildings, such as a short-lived mini lounge, would make upgrades relatively straightforward, he said.

Civil Aviation Authority data suggests 8 million people drive past Stansted each year to reach other London airports, according to MAG, with 6.7 million people living within a 1-hour car trip and 12 million within 2 hours.

The immediate surrounding also includes Cambridge University and science and technology company offices including the planned base of drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc. (AZN)

MAG, which also operates East Midlands and Bournemouth airports, bought Stansted from BAA Ltd. amid a forced breakup of the Heathrow-owner's assets as U.K. antitrust regulators sought to foster competition.

To contact the reporter on this story: Kari Lundgren in London at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Benedikt Kammel at

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Amazon India launches online deals

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Customers can subscribe to the deals mailing list to ensure they are continually updated. In addition, customers will also find accesses to category specific deals pages and home pages to see more offers, Amazon said in a statement.

Different set of products go on deal each day. The page also has an additional feature to inform consumers of all upcoming deals so that they can plan their purchases accordingly, it added.

During the launch week several popular titles from's Bookstore including The Hunger Games Trilogy, sought-after autobiographies like A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's Wings of Fire and Alex Ferguson's My Autobiography, popular business and self-help books will be available on special deals. Consumers can find discounts on a range of electronics and computer accessories besides watches, music titles, movies, video games, baby products like diapers, prams, home and kitchen products, fashion jewellery and many more.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Valve now permits developers to discount items through Steam

Wednesday, 26th February 2014 16:37 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Valve will now permit developers to put titles on sale themselves through Steam.

In the past, developers and Valve had to work together on when to post sales or discounts.

The new option was noticed by a Reddit user through the private Steamworks Development forums.

Valve will now allow developers to Deal Today titles for custom sale periods or opt in to take part in upcoming weeklong sales. Once configured, the discounts will automatically start at the time specified.

Here's more per the Reddit post:

Developers can currently configure these types of discounts for a title:

  • Weeklong Deals: If you wish to participate in an upcoming weeklong deal, you can select from the upcoming promotions, up to two months ahead of time. You will then just need to enter your desired discount percentage.
  • Custom Discount: You can also configure your own custom discount amount and date, up to two months in advance. You will be asked to enter in the dates it should run, up to a two-week maximum, and the percentage to discount by.
  • To configure your own discount: First, navigate to the landing page for the product you intend to discount by selecting the product from your Steamworks home page.
  • On the landing page, you will see a section of store packages listed near the top.
  • Select the package you wish to discount.
  • On the package detail page, click 'Edit discounts' in the package pricing section.
  • You will be taken to a page that shows current pricing, past discounts, any scheduled upcoming discounts, and let you create a new discount for that package.
  • If you have multiple packages that sell your product (such as a deluxe edition pack), you will need to configure the same discount for each package.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Maui preservation land deal gets $500K help

Maui preservation land Discount gets $500K help

Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 2:41 PM ESTUpdated: Friday, January 31, 2014 2:41 PM EST

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - An infusion of funds is allowing a West Maui land deal to move forward.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie has released $500,000 to help pay for appraisals, boundary surveys and a title search for the state's purchase of Lipoa Point from landowner Maui Land & Pineapple Company.

Abercrombie previously authorized $20 million to fund the purchase and preservation of about 280 acres of undeveloped shoreline around Honolua Bay.

Many Maui residents and environmental organizations support the initiative.

West Maui state Rep. Angus McKelvey says he's he hopeful the price will remain as agreed upon earlier.

The Maui News reported Friday that Maui Land & Pineapple declined to comment until the purchase is finalized.

The legislative appropriations mandate that money received from Maui Land & Pineapple go toward defined benefit pension funds.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 Compare Price and Specs - Best Mid-Range Android Phone 2014

Based on specs, phones that are similar to the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 include Samsung's Galaxy Ace 3 and the Sony Xperia L.

Comparable specs include 2G and 3G network bands, microSIM sized cards, Dual SIM usage, CPU speed and the amount of RAM, internal memory, display resolution, touch screen, and features like Bluetooth, camera, and battery capacity.

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The Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 averages a price of $270USD while the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 averages $280USD and the Sony Xperia L averages $290USD. All three phones were released in 2013 and have similar specifications. They have the same networking capabilities for 2G and 3G, the option to use Dual SIM cards, and the use of microSIM cards. The Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 has a dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU speed while both Sony Xperia L and Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 (LTE) employ 1 GHz Krait dual-core CPU, however if the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is 3G, it uses a Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU. Both Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 and Galaxy Ace 3 (3G) use Broadcom Videocore IV, while the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 (LTE) and the Sony Xperia L uses an Adreno 305 GPU.

The Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 lacks in RAM at a mere 768 MB compared to the Galaxy Ace 3 and Sony Xperia L which have 1GB RAM each. The internal memory for the Galaxy S Duos 2 and Galaxy Ace 3 (3G) phones are 4GB, while the Galaxy Ace 3 (LTE) and the Sony bumped up to 8GB. Each of the phones use TFT capacitive touchscreens with 16M colors. Each of the phones have 4.0 inch screens with both the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 and Galaxy Ace 3 having 480×800 pixel displays and the Sony Xperia L at a 480×854 pixel display. All of the phones include the multitouch feature as well as Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, though the Sony Xperia L also has ANT+ Bluetooth. All three phones have 5MP cameras with 2592×1944 pixels, LED flash, and autofocus. The phones cameras are all capable of shooting video with 720p quality at 30fps and secondary VGA video. Sony Xperia L also features video stabilization and HDR.

Discounts and Deals

The prices of each phone matches the specifications for the individual features for the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2, Galaxy Ace 3, and Sony Xperia L. The phones are all new enough that it is difficult to find prices marked down unless purchasing a used phone, but the price for the features of each are enough of a discount as it is. If buyers have extra to spend on more features, the Sony Xperia is a good bet with larger memory, camera, and Bluetooth capabilities. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is a strong medium for consumers who are undecided on whether or not they want a more functional or fancy phone.

The Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 is a great choice for people who want a functional smartphone and not a lot else for a reasonable price. It takes a careful consumer to research and come to terms with what they want out of their phones, and these three phones make the choice tough due to their similarities.

Websites allow travelers to compare true hotel pricing

You can expect some new ways to arrange hotel accommodations this year, as well as a few changes in the old ways. And, as usual, along the way you'll have to watch out for gotchas.

The biggest change this year is a new website that allows you to compare hotel prices, side-by-side, posted in terms of what you actually have to pay. Until now, the big metasearch engines have used only the base room rates, as supplied by individual hotels, either directly or through the Global Distribution Systems, in their initial side-by-side Amazon Deal comparisons. They may show taxes and mandatory fees somewhere along the purchase process, but do not include them in the first comparison, and sometimes they state only something to the effect that "taxes and fees may be extra." This approach, of course, greatly distorts price comparisons:

* Taxes can add more than 20 percent to the total cost of a hotel, and they often vary substantially within a single metro area that may encompass many different taxing venues.

* Some (far too many) hotels carve out a part of their real prices, present the carve-outs as mandatory fees with such plausible labels such as "resort" and "housekeeping" fees, and initially post a phony base price reduced by the carve-out. In popular tourist destinations such as Las Vegas and Hawaii, these mandatory fees can understate the true price by up to $50 a night.

Department of Transportation rules prevent airlines from understating their true prices in these ways, but hotels do it routinely. Now, however, a new metasearch website, the Suitest (, allows you to filter price comparisons to include taxes, mandatory fees, and, if you want, Wi-Fi and parking rates, into the initial price comparison postings. It also assigns a "deal grade" to each posting and other details; it links to the online agency with the best price, where you actually buy the deal. So far, it lists only a limited number of domestic upscale hotels, but it finally breaks the "hidden fee" barrier.

Worried about arranging a hotel reservation in advance, only to find out that the price later dropped? Trip Rebel (, currently alive in beta, makes an intriguing offer: Book through its system, then it tracks your reservation; if the rate drops, it rebooks you at the new rate and refunds 100 percent of the difference to you. The problem here, of course, is that the system does not work with nonrefundable room rates, and with Trip Rebel, you pay the first reservation in advance. Many of you would be better off with a pay-when-you-get-there reservation, which you can rebook yourself. Still, it's an interesting idea.

For some reason, the "flash sale" business model for hotel deals seems to be contracting. Two years ago, I monitored a half dozen such websites, but today, the main survivors seem to be Jetsetter (which combined with Sinqueaway) and Vacationist, along with Groupon and Eversave for discount coupons. Flash sale websites still offer good deals, largely on upscale properties, and the coupons offer some good pricing on budget-class accommodations, as well as more expensive spots. But these days you find fewer places to look.

A reader booking a European driving tour encountered a recent gotcha. He made a "Free Cancellation, pay later" reservation on, only to find a notice in the confirmation email calling for a 50 euro fee for cancellation. This seems to be a problem with the hotel rather than with, because I couldn't replicate the process. No matter what dates I chose, the site noted that no rooms were available, which I suspect was a way of handling the problem until it could be fixed with the hotel. Still, always check any link to special conditions and details before you make a final buy on any hotel accommodation.


There are fewer places online these days to find flash sales for hotels.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Operation Stop World Cup hits Brazil

Demonstrations against the world cup draw time Cup descended into street riots in Sao Paulo yesterday (Sunday) as a Brazilian anti-inequality protest movement launched a campaign against public spending on sports extravaganzas.

Cars were burnt in the streets, shop fronts were vandalised and bank windows were smashed as Brazilian chapters of the worldwide radical activists Anonymous called for support for "Operation Stop the World Cup". Police clashed with the crowd of up to 2,500 in running battles that at one point forced bystanders to seek refuge from the fighting.

The protest forced the Sao Paulo authorities to call off an event to mark the city's 460th anniversary. As many as 128 people were detained by the security forces.

While the rally was dominated by the middle class at the outset, it was joined by an anarchist group known as Black Block as the violence started. Solidarity protests were also staged in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia, the capital, as organisers attempted to set in train a series of mass demonstrations in the run-up to the World Cup, which opens in June.

Last year the country was racked by some of the worst violence it has seen since the dictatorships of the 1980s when it staged the Confederations Cup, the lesser tournament traditionally regarded as a prelude to the World Cup. Social unrest ranks alongside shoddy infrastructure as leading concerns for teams and supports planning to travel to Brazil for the tournament.

While the country has won the World Cup five times, many Brazilians resent the scale of spending poured into hosting the tournament. Banners carried in the business districts of Sao Paulo proclaimed "No rights, No World Cup" and "Fifa go home".

Despite the popularity of the game, some demonstrators took aim at the earnings of players. "Wake up Brazil, a teacher is worth more than [footballer] Neymar" was one slogan. It is not just the disparity of income between rich footballers and public sector employees that took the brunt of anger.

"By rights we mean the people's right to decent public services," said Leonardo Pelegrini dos Santos, a university student. "We are against the millions and millions of dollars being spent for the Cup. It is money that should be invested in better health and education services and better transportation and housing."

Demonstrators staged a sit-in along a line of lavatory bowls set along Cocabana beach in Rio to highlight that 70 per cent of the city's sewage was untreated before it was dumped in the bay. "The Olympics are coming, the World Cup is coming, it's a chance to draw attention and maybe the world can talk about what's happening here in Rio," said Leona Deckelbaum, an activist.

"To me it is unbelievable that there's not basic sanitation in a city like Rio." Another pointed out the contrast between the images in tourist brochures and the consequences of lack of city services. "It's really dirty. The sand, everything," said Ruth Ferreira. Separately Brazil has been hit in recent weeks by generalised unrest targeting commercial areas.

Almost a dozen shopping centres in the country have been hit by "rolezinhos" - mobs, composed primarily of young people from slum areas, going on the rampage in upmarket shopping malls in sRio and Sao Paulo.

Dilma Rousseff, the president, has seen her government's popularity hit even as she prepares to launch her campaign for re-election in October.

Monday, January 13, 2014

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Recently, Printable has released its collection of 2014 bridesmaid dresses. Today, the CEO of the company has announced a special offer on these fashionable outfits.

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Recently,, a renowned wedding dress manufacturer and retailer in China, has released its collection of 2014 bridesmaid dresses (see more details at Today, the CEO of the company has announced a special offer on these fashionable outfits. During the promotional time, all new and old clients can enjoy a discounted rate, up to 66% off. The deadline is February 8, 2014.

The fashionable assortment of 2014 bridesmaid dresses covers many popular styles, including mermaid, ball-gown, empire, A-line, strapless, chiffon, V-neck beading, floor-length, elastic, woven, satin, one shoulder and so on. The company is a reliable outfit supplier in the global market. In addition to the top quality gowns, the company also offers fast delivery.

What's more, the company has its own design team, which can always design what customers actually need efficiently. Custom made products are also available at its website. Customers can get wonderful tailored dresses with any extra costs.

True enough, is always ranked as one of the most popular suppliers at many commentary websites. The professional company can always keep pace with the latest fashion trends. The CEO says that the company will release more new designs to enrich its product line in the near future.

Now, it its offering great discounts on its other products: prom dresses, evening dresses, party dresses and many others. hopes that its low-priced outfits will help it expand its market share in the present economic environment.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Bulls sign forward Cartier Martin to 10-day contract

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MILWAUKEE - The Bulls have found their replacement for Luol Deng, at least technically.

The team signed Cartier (pronounced like the fine jewelry manufacturer) Martin to a 10-day contract, and the veteran forward was in uniform Friday night.

"We're excited to have him," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He has worked his way into the league (as an undrafted player). He came up the hard way. We like that about him. He can play multiple positions, and he has shown he can shoot the 3."

The 6-foot-7, 220-pound Martin has played for the Warriors, Wizards and Hawks in his six NBA seasons. He appeared in 25 games (two starts) for the Hawks this season, averaging 6.6 points and shooting 40.5 percent from 3-point range. He is a career 38.5 percent 3-point shooter.

Martin, wearing uniform No. 15, becomes the third Kansas State alumnus in Bulls history, joining Bob Boozer and Ed Nealy.

Tough Taj: One second, Taj Gibson was scrambling for a loose ball with the Bucks' Khris Middleton. The next, he was holding his right wrist and wincing in pain.

Gibson left the game with less than two minutes left in the first quarter and got medical attention on the bench. But he returned for the start of the second quarter.

Thibodeau praised Gibson before the game, citing him as a player who is equally adept at starting and coming off the bench.

Asked if he was ready to anoint an every-game starter to replace Deng, Thibodeau replied: "The more important question is how are we going to finish. I don't get caught up in who starts. We need both units to play well. We have a number of guys who do both well. Like Taj, you can start him or bring him off the bench and he will play the same. Mike Dunleavy is one of those guys."

Layups: Thibodeau said he likes what point guard Marquis Teague has done for the Iowa Energy of the Development League, and he might send forward Erik Murphy there. Entering Friday, Murphy had logged just five minutes in the last 10 games. In six games with Iowa, Teague is averaging 12 points on 45.6 percent shooting with 5.2 assists and 3 turnovers per game. ... Friday's Heat-Nets game featured nicknames on the back of jerseys, such as "J. Shuttlesworth" for Ray Allen and "King James" for LeBron James. Does Thibodeau like the idea? "Well, I'm waiting for them to do that with the media," he replied. Does he have nicknames in mind? "Oh, I do," he said.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Cheap Stocks for 2014: The Best Buys in Defense Companies

It's that time of year again. There's a chill in the air, snow on the ground, and among investors, questions abound -- questions like: "What's the cheapest defense stock I can buy in 2014?"

I was recently asked that particular question. But as it turns out, it's a trick question -- because after a remarkable run-up in valuations over the course of 2013, there really are no cheap defense stocks left out there. Or at least, not very many.

Good news turns into bad news
Let me explain. Last week, if you recall, we took a look at valuations in the defense sector. However, we soon came to the disappointing realization that after turning in a very strong performance in 2013, there are very few true " value stocks" remaining among defense stocks. Huntington Ingalls ( ) probably qualifies, based on its 20 P/E ratio, strong free cash flow, and industry-leading anticipated growth rate of 27%. But subpar, single-digit growth projections at defense contractors like General Dynamics ( ) , Lockheed Martin ( ) , and Northrop Grumman ( ) appear to knock all of these companies out of contention as "bargain" candidates.

Thus, after crunching the numbers, I concluded that among traditional defense contractors, Huntington was really the only stock worth considering as a value investment.

Back to basics
Turns out, there's another good reason to consider Huntington a potential value candidate. Some years ago, I argued that defense contractors in America have a certain "natural valuation." Occasionally overvalued, occasionally undervalued, as a general rule, defense stocks tend to gravitate back toward a market cap equal to the value of their annual sales.

This argument was controversial at the time -- because of its timing. Most of these defense contractors had been circling the "equivalent-to-sales" valuation during the years of rapidly accelerating spending on defense, necessitated by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It remained to be seen, however, whether these valuations would hold up in the post-war era.

Yet what do we see here, two years after the Iraq war's end, and on the eve of a U.S. exit from Afghanistan? Shares of Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin once again sell for 1.01 times sales each. Shares of General Dynamics cost 1.06 times sales. Raytheon's ( ) only a bit more expensive at 1.17 times sales.

Once again, this leaves Huntington Ingalls, and its 0.67 price-to-sales ratio, looking like "Deal News in show."

Beyond the numbers
Aside from valuation, though, is there any other reason to prefer Huntington Ingalls over its defense contractor peers? I believe there is.

Consider, for example, Barack Obama's ballyhooed " pivot to Asia," in which the president promised to shift defense spending and reallocate military resources from Europe and the Middle East toward the Pacific. A de-emphasis on purchases of ground weapons needed to blunt a Soviet armored thrust into West Germany, or topple Middle East dictators, sounds like bad news for companies like General Dynamics, BAE Systems, and Textron, which make much of their bread and butter from building tanks and armored personnel carriers for the Army. It's probably neutral for Boeing and Lockheed Martin, whose fighter planes and bombers are just as useful in any setting.

A pivot to the Pacific really helps a company like Huntington Ingalls, though, whose whole raison d'etre is building warships to patrol the seas. Huntington's products run the gamut from Virginia-class nuclear attack submarines, to Arleigh Burke- and Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers, to the USS Gerald R. Ford, America's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The company is absolutely crucial to building the newest generation of American warships -- Littoral Combat Ships excepted. As such, there's every reason to believe that even an ambitious target like "27% earnings growth" is not out of reach for Huntington -- even as spending elsewhere in the military trends down.

And there's also every reason to believe that even in a generally fully valued defense sector, Huntington Ingalls remains the one defense stock you can still buy in 2014.

Oh, and one more thing Did I mention that Huntington Ingalls pays a dividend, and has plenty of room to pay even more? A good dividend can mean the difference between an overvalued stock, and one that just might be worth buying after all -- because dividend stocks can make you rich. It's as simple as that. While they don't garner the notability of high-flying tech stocks, dividend-paying stocks are also less likely to crash and burn. And over the long term, the compounding effect of the quarterly payouts, as well as their growth, adds up faster than most investors imagine.

With this in mind, our analysts sat down to identify the absolute best of the best when it comes to rock-solid dividend stocks, drawing up a list in this free report of nine that fit the bill. To discover the identities of these companies before the rest of the market catches on, you can download this valuable free report by simply clicking here now.

Iran: Initial deal on implementing nuke agreement

Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) - Iran's nuclear envoy in Geneva said Friday that an initial agreement has been reached on how to implement a nuclear Deal News with six world powers.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, in comments to the official IRNA news agency, said world powers and the Iranian government should respond within two days about whether they accept the terms, which he did not reveal.

It maps out a first-step agreement for six months as diplomats from Iran and the so-called P5+1 - the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany - negotiate a permanent agreement. The five veto-wielding Security Council members are Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States.

The European Union, whose negotiators Catherine Ashton and Helga Schmid represent the P5+1, reported on Twitter that Araghchi and Schmid made very good progress "on all pertinent issues" related to implementing the Nov. 24 deal - which would require Iran to stop some of its nuclear activities in exchange for some sanctions being dropped.

Araghchi told IRNA that "technical and political differences were settled through a solution" that must go to capitals for approval.

"The result will be announced within next two days," said Araghchi, after which "the first step will be taken for implementation" of the November deal.

Iran insists it has no interest in nuclear weapons, only nuclear power, but the United States and its allies are skeptical. Limiting uranium enrichment is one of the core aims of the six-month interim deal.

Enriched uranium, depending on its grade, can be used either for reactor fuel or - at levels above 90 percent - for the fissile core of a nuclear warhead.

The details of the initial agreement were not clear. But two officials have told The Associated Press that Iran was coming to the table with demands to exempt a facility used for research and the development of uranium enrichment from the overall curbs on its enrichment.

That is something that has been opposed by the six powers.


Associated Press writer George Jahn in Vienna contributed to this report.

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