The list of things to do in Iceland is as long as the road to Egilsstaðakirkjugarðurinn

IcelandIceland is a land famed for its utterly unique landscape, its volcanoes, glaciers, hot springs and towering mountains. There are those who visit to bathe, to hike, or simply for sightseeing; but Iceland has much more on offer than you might imagine.

Iceland has a fascinating history – home to the writers of the Viking sagas, the longest-serving democratic parliament in the world and a vivid folklore tradition – there is a wide variety of ways the tourist can take a closer look. Continue reading

Kids interview Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell about 2012 Olympic games

Olympics Minister, Tessa Jowell, invited First News young reporters to meet her at the House of Commons, 1,000 days before the opening of the 2012 London Olympics.

Jamie, 15, Beth, 13 and Eve, 10, spent a morning in Westminster grilling the Minister on a variety of topics related to the 2012 London Olympics. Ms Jowell faced questioning on whether London would be ready for the Olympics, her relationship with London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, how a 2010 General Election might affect the plans for the games and even, why she’d jump under a bus for Tony Blair. Continue reading

Rummikub Championships, will you be the next UK Rummikub Champion?

Tomy is calling for all entries into the UK Rummikub Championship. Rummikub is the unique, fast-paced numbers game of tile manipulation. Build “runs” or “sets” of numbers then recombine the tiles in different ways to achieve the highest score. One of the world’s most compulsive family games, it’s easy to learn and a challenge to master! The UK Rummikub Championships takes place every three years and the winner gets the chance to represent Britain at the World Rummikub Championships event held in Marbella, Spain in November.

The UK Rummikub Championship qualification games will be held online. To take part in the UK Championships please visit the Rummikub page on Tomy’s website and click on the World Rummikub Championship Banner. This will take you to a page where you can register to join one of the UK preliminary tournaments. Continue reading

Britain’s Kim Lumley Wins 7th Catalina Water Ski Race

skiBritain’s Kim Lumley won the Women’s category in the world famous Catalina Water Ski Race at Long Beach California on Saturday for the 7th time. Incredibly, she also finished 3rd overall amongst the Men, with former World Champion Todd Haig (USA) winning overall for the 9th time.

The 27 year old Cambridgeshire athlete shattered the all-time Women’s record by 5 minutes in this 61st running of the Catalina Water Ski Race which sees skiers and 45 foot Miami Vice style powerboats race from the Queen Mary at Long Beach to Catalina Island and back in the annual 64 mile international event. Reaching speeds of almost 100mph in the shark infested ocean, Kim fought off competition from other top women from around the world including all but two men.
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WORLD BOXING COUNCIL APPOINT GMFCO

Scottish-based marketing and events agency, GMFCo, have won a 3-way pitch against 2 London based agencies and have been appointed by The World Boxing Council (WBC) for The Night of Champions which will take place in Cardiff next August.

The WBC Night of Champions is an event to showcase the best boxing in the last four years and will give awards to the greatest boxing champions of all time. It is an established, high profile and commercially successful show which will be broadcast on television worldwide, gaining exposure for the sport, the legacy of the champions and the host location. The event will also give an informing narrative to a wider population of the best aspects of the sport reinforcing these to a worldwide audience. Continue reading

Agriya to release new version of iSocial with an attractive offer for their customers

iSocial empowers webmasters to offer smooth and well-designed networking site to users. As an introductory offer, the customers of Agriya infoway, the proprietors of iSocial will be given discounts.

Chennai, India: June 26, 2009 – Today, Agriya Infoway, a Chennai-based web development company unveiled the new version of their social networking script, iSocial 1.0.1. They claim iSocial to be the next generation social networking software aimed at businesses and enterprises, but can still be used like a traditional social network. Continue reading

Sparks fly as Hammersmith company undertakes charity run

Employees from Hammersmith-based Avanta Managed Offices are planning to take part in a 5.6 Km race to help raise funds for the UK’s leading children’s medical research charity, Sparks, as part of the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge 2009.

“Our team is made up of ten people from across our 18 business centres,” comments Anna Haslam, Avanta’s marketing manager, who will be leading the team when the race starts in Battersea Park at 6.45pm on the evening of Thursday 9th July. “We are really looking forward to this event as we’ve got a really enthusiastic team taking part and are hoping to raise over £1,000 for Sparks. Continue reading

Yorkshire County Cricket Star Gets Onboard

plymouth4Atlantic Row Duo Get a Supporting Hand at Their Launch

Matthew Mackaness and Charlie Marlow were joined by supporters of their Atlantic Row race, part of the Woodvale Challenge at Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate. The duo are striving to raise £50,000 for two charities, Brain Tumour UK and community centre, Shrewsbury House celebrated the launch of their boat and were joined by a very special guest.

Yorkshire County Cricketer, Simon Guy reminded all just how close everyone is to needing the support of charity. He underwent brain surgery just four months ago and paid tribute to the neurosurgeons who treated him, along with the good work that Brain Tumour UK do in supporting neurological research and advancement. Continue reading

SEC Football Tickets, Alabama Football Tickets, Auburn Football Tickets

logo1Aaatix is the most respected, full service ticket broker in the Southeast. AAATIX is located in Birmingham, Alabama and is a family run company with over 100 years of combined experience in the ticket industry. AAATIX specializes in events around the Southeast like SEC Football Tickets, etc.

With unlimited access to events outside the Southeast, AAATIX sells hundreds of tickets to both national and international events each year. For your convenience we list thousands of tickets including the best Concert Tickets, Theatre Tickets and All Major Sporting Event Ticketss on our website so you are never limited when selecting an event or ticket. Continue reading