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Beijing: Venus and Sharapova storm through to 2nd rd

Former World No.1s Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova, both raced into the 2nd rd of the China Open. Venus recovered from an early break in the first set to demolish Britain’s Heather Watson: 6-3, 6-1, whilst Sharapova was also impressive in dismissing Kaia Kanepi in similar style. 282 more words


The Canyons (Schrader, 2013)

The only reason I watched this was out of curiosity. Mainly, I wanted to see Lindsay Lohan’s acting. Also, the movie was controversial and this intrigued me. 659 more words

Movie Reviews

6th September - Hollywood Studios

Up early again for a great and long day. We started on a roller coaster which was just so thrilling that James and I rode it 4 times. 188 more words


Teucer on Michael Brown Shooting


Double Standards?
The whole “Double Standard” issue gets bigger and bigger. Why is it wrong to hire a Police Commissioner just because he’s white, but it’s perfectly acceptable to hire a Police Commissioner just because he’s black (Missouri). 895 more words

Social Commentary

Texas - king of the south

One of the inescapable aspects of life for an international data collector is the need to know your product measurement units, be it a litre of petrol, a kilogram of roast beef or 370 grams of Bonne Maman jam. 1,016 more words

Cost Of Living For Expats


My father, brother and I landed in Montreal and drove through the night to Niagara Falls. Early in the morning, we went through the bridge splitting apart the Canadian side (Canadian version of Las Vegas) and the American side (way more intimate and a closer sight spot) of the falls. 1,533 more words


Critic's Corner: 'New Girl' gets a visit from Jess' dad

USA TODAY's Robert Bianco previews the television lineup for Tuesday, September 30th with 'Marvel Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D,' Jess' dad arrives with a … http://ift.tt/1vrgVd5