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Gordon Ramsey opens restaurant in Montreal

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/video/ent-22186814/gordon-ramsay-opens-montreal-restaurant-26235894.html

Pole Sports

By Chastitie Lujan
For Immediate Release:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA– In a bid to bring Pole Sports to the Olympic and World Games arena, the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) has put together an all-star team of fitness professionals from around the world, with SLC as the HQ: President: Tim Trautman, Salt Lake City, Ut
N.American Regional VP: Chastitie Lujan, Salt Lake City, Ut
view list: http://www.polesports.org

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B.C. diners hit hard by HST, owners say

Diners are paying more to eat out in B.C. and restaurant owners say the HST is to blame.

The price of restaurant meals in B.C. this year has risen at three times the national average, according to the latest Consumer Price Index figures from Statistics Canada.

Restaurant meals have risen 7.5 per cent, compared to a national average of 2.5 per cent, the figures reveal.

Over the same period, supermarket food prices have been stable or even dropped slightly.

It’s all about the HST, said Ian Tostenson, head of the B.C. Restaurant and Food Service Association.

The new seven-per-cent tax, which replaced the provincial sales tax, was imposed July 1 and is applied to restaurant meals, which the PST was not.

“Restaurants had no way to save money,” said Tostenson. “All they can do is pass on that seven per cent.”

A spokeswoman for the B.C. ministry of finance said there are likely factors other than the HST driving up the cost of restaurant meals, including energy, labour and transportation.

But Tostenson wasn’t buying that explanation.

“That is entirely the result of HST,” he said.

A binding referendum on the HST is currently scheduled for September 2011, although some candidates to replace Premier Gordon Campbell have promised to hold the provincewide vote sooner.

 

B.C. diners hit hard by HST, owners say

Diners are paying more to eat out in B.C. and restaurant owners say the HST is to blame.

The price of restaurant meals in B.C. this year has risen at three times the national average, according to the latest Consumer Price Index figures from Statistics Canada.

Restaurant meals have risen 7.5 per cent, compared to a national average of 2.5 per cent, the figures reveal.

Over the same period, supermarket food prices have been stable or even dropped slightly.

It’s all about the HST, said Ian Tostenson, head of the B.C. Restaurant and Food Service Association.

The new seven-per-cent tax, which replaced the provincial sales tax, was imposed July 1 and is applied to restaurant meals, which the PST was not.

“Restaurants had no way to save money,” said Tostenson. “All they can do is pass on that seven per cent.”

A spokeswoman for the B.C. ministry of finance said there are likely factors other than the HST driving up the cost of restaurant meals, including energy, labour and transportation.

But Tostenson wasn’t buying that explanation.

“That is entirely the result of HST,” he said.

A binding referendum on the HST is currently scheduled for September 2011, although some candidates to replace Premier Gordon Campbell have promised to hold the provincewide vote sooner.

 

Photographers are pissed with Tilly Rivers

PHOTOGRAPHERS PISSED

November 2010- International News

For Immediate Release

J. Maxwell

Photographers are pissed with Tilly Rivers

 

(NY)- Since the announcement this month that Author/Model “Tilly Rivers” is no longer modelling, some photographers have been smiling, and counting the rubies they were planning on charging for prints with Rivers as the main model, that is, until Rivers started posting them on Facebook, and her blogs, for free!

Tilly Rivers

The problem is, for all their grumblings, they can not do anything about it. Rivers always made sure that before she stepped in front of the camera she had shared creative rights, meaning, she owns 50% of copyright of all photos, so she has the right to post them where ever she wants!

Not only does Rivers own 50% of the rights, but she had final approval of all pictures, and if she did not like one?  It was destroyed. Can you say “Spoiled Diva?”

The photographers I interviewed have asked that their names not be released, however, they are miffed that people can just copy/paste  pictures of Tilly off the internet.

“I do not understand why” one photographer said, ‘she would be getting a royalty cheque for any of the purchases.’

Maybe the ‘Universal love hippie’ has decided she does not need the cash flow? Must be nice!

One thing for sure, Rivers, no matter what she does seems to be the modern day female version of ‘Midas.’ No male, or female for that matter would deny that she is beautiful, but in my world beautiful usually means shallow and self centered.

Apparently, according to the internet, artist Nick Rose will be painting Ms. Rivers. Rose’s works are a touch to dark for me, but I will admit talent when I see it, and Rose has a unique style about him that captures the viewer. One has to wonder though, how much he is paying Rivers for the privilege of using her in his future paintings?

The life and times of the rich and famous eh?

-end-

 

B.C. resort named No.1 in Canada

B.C. resort named No.1 in Canada offers deal

Mon Nov 1, 11:56 AM

By The Canadian Press

 

VANCOUVER – After being named the No. 1 resort in Canada by readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, King Pacific Lodge is offering a deal for a three-night stay next summer: $2,950 per person.

 

The luxury wilderness lodge, accessible only by float plane, calls that “an exceptional rate.” Normal three-night rates for rooms covered in the deal range from $4,750 to $8,450, said spokesperson Jayne Lloyd-Jones.

 

The package, available on select dates and to Canadians only, includes round-trip chartered flights from Vancouver, gourmet meals and eco-adventures such as saltwater fishing, hiking, kayaking and whale watching.

 

The lodge is located on B.C.’s central coast in the Great Bear Rainforest.

 

British Columbia swept the top three spots in the Canadian resorts category of the magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. In second place was Emerald Lake Lodge in Yoho National Park, followed by the Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre Hotel in Whistler in third.