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Staying Updated With Local Events In Your City

Posted in events, lifestyle
on November 11, 2017

The weekend is closing in and it’s time to line up a plan. Where do you search for information about exciting things to do? The New York Times? The Washington Post? Ironically, while there is a plentitude of major media available to people these days via Smart Phones and Tablets, the fact is that much of that media is communicating news of major world events. People today can easily learn in detail about what is happening in major cities from New York to Tokyo, but when someone wants to find out what’s happening in the local park, it’s best to follow a reputable local news source.

Without a doubt, the news that really affects most people is the news of what’s happening in a local neighborhood or town. Of course, news of global events is fascinating, which is why there is so much media attention given to it. But it can be hard for people today to sort out all the details of what is happening in big cities like New York and Paris, London and Berlin. Many of these worldwide events are interesting, but they don’t actually have an impact on our daily lives.

Stay Local and De-Stress

With so much world news so readily available to people today, the opportunity for heightened stress is a reality that can’t be discounted. Today many psychologists advise people who become over worried by exposure to the news to step back once in a while and totally unplug. That, and getting more involved in a local community is much more reassuring than getting caught up in every aspect of a local news cycle.

For people who live in the San Fernando Valley, san fernando valley events are what really matter. The same goes for residents of Malibu, Studio City or any of the other local communities in Southern California. In the final analysis, news of a local school district vote or a local carnival or robbery will impact a person’s life more than the latest news from Washington, D.C. Because of this, local news outlets are thriving, as people gravitate to what matters in their neighborhoods and communities.

 

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Global Events That Are Worth Travelling For In 2015

Posted in events, festivity, global events, travel tips
on October 30, 2015
Even though 2015 is coming to a close, there are still some amazing events going on around the world. Because we all like to do a spot of travelling here and there (understatement of the year!), I thought I would make a list of the events still to come in 2015. For all of my readers that are impulsive enough for a spontaneous trip abroad, you just might be able to catch a few if you book now.


If you don’t or can’t, there is always next year.



The Rugby World Cup


Let’s start with the Rugby World Cup because the final is tomorrow! Okay, rugby might not be everyone’s cup of tea, especially if you come from America. But, the spectacle of the World Cup is something not to miss. And, because we know who are playing – New Zealand vs. Australia – we know that it is going to be a huge occasion. After all, it is the two biggest and best teams in the world playing on the biggest stage. If that isn’t worth travelling for, I don’t what is!



Mexico Grand Prix


Talking to a few of my friends, they seem to think the Mexican Grand Prix will be a bit of a bore. How have they come to this conclusion? By watching Lewis Hamilton cruise to victory in Austin last week. Okay, the Championship race is over, and no one can catch Hamilton with only a few races left in the season. Still, the experience of watching the best racers in the world’s fastest cars is one that will be amazing regardless of the title situation. Plus, a Grand Prix is to return to Mexico for the first time in twenty-three years, so you know it is going to be special.



National Rodeo Finals


Did you think that rodeo was an American hobby that they did in their spare time? Well, it is much more than that because rodeo is huge in the United States! In fact, if you want to go to the finals you will have to buy national finals rodeo Vegas tickets now before they sell out. The tournament kicks off in the first week of December from the 3rd to the 12th in the City of Sin. Quite simply, with cowboys trying to lasso bulls and thousands of screaming fans, it is one of the most surreal experiences in the world. In my experience, these are the experiences that are worth the hassle.



New Year’s Eve


Yes, New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest events on the social calendar. Yet, everyone I talk to seems to hate New Year’s Eve with a passion! I can see where they are coming from because New Year’s does tend to be the biggest anti-climax in the world. But, all that changes when you go abroad. Spending the New Year watching the fireworks in Sydney or celebrating Hogmanay in Edinburgh is special. Just think of it as one big, gigantic party full of alcohol, dancing and fireworks!


That’s just what’s left this year. If you fancy going one step further, you can start planning for 2016!


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Some Of The Most Popular Car Races Held Around The World

(Photo credit: sportscarforums.org but I added the text)

Have you ever imagined you were racing around in your new Jaguar sports car about to win a race and then wake up. Well here’s the next best thing, watching some of the most popular races. Car racing has been around since the early part of the 20th Century. Since then, it has gone on to become popular in many countries around the world. In terms of spectators, it is the second most popular sport globally. Only football boasts greater fan attendance. There are several key car races that fans of this sport look forward to every year:

Indianapolis 500

This is a 500-mile race that is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The first race was held in 1911. It is traditional held on the weekend of the American holiday known as Memorial Day. 200 laps around the oval track are necessary to finish the race. The cars that are driven in the race are IndyCar class, a name derived from the name of the race. These are open-wheel race cars. Rick Mears, Al Unser and A.J. Foyt all share the record of four wins in this race. The original purse for the 1911 race was $US25,000. This was a spectacular amount of money for a car race being held one century ago. The event was so successful that the purse was doubled for the following year. During the 1950s, a large influx of European drivers started to compete in the race. Since then, some of the best performers in the Indianapolis 500 have been European.

Daytona 500

This is a 500-mile race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. It is held at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. It is often referred to as the “Great American Race.” It was first held in 1959. Richard Petty has won the race a record seven times. The cars driven in this race are stock cars, which are traditionally driven on the NASCAR racing circuit. The Daytona International Speedway is a 2.5-mile (4 km) track. The race requires a total of 200 laps to complete.

Monaco Grand Prix

This is a Formula One race that takes place on the Circuit de Monaco. It is a street circuit in the streets of La Condamine and Monte Carlo around the principality of Monaco. It is 2.075 miles (3.340 km) in length. A total of 78 laps are required to finish the race. AyrtonSenna of Brazil holds the record for most wins with six. He also won the race a record five consecutive times from 1989-1993. The race was held for the first time in 1929.

24 Hours of Le Mans

This is a 24-hour race that is held annually in Le Mans, France. It was first held in 1923. Tom Kristensen of Denmark has won the race a record eight times in his career. The race covers a total of 3,110 miles (5,000 km) over 24 hours. In the early days of the race, there were no restrictions on how many drivers must be used. Some drivers actually tried to complete the entire race by themselves. However, as the years went by, rules were added to increase driver safety. Three drivers are now required for each car. No driver is allowed to drive for more than four hours consecutively.

Author Bio: Jack has been a mechanic for 10 years and is a complete rev head. He has 5 cars to his name, and his past time hobbies include redoing old cars, travelling, going to car shows and writing blogs about cars.

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