Saturday, May 21, 2011

Olympics: One Million Bid to See 2012 100m Final

More than a million people have applied to watch the men's 100 meters final at the 2012 London Olympics, organizers said Friday, meaning that hundreds of thousands will be disappointed.

The Olympic Stadium has a capacity of 80,000 but only about half of these places are available to the public for the sought-after sprint on August 5, with the rest taken up by sponsors, VIPs and the media, officials said.

"We have more than one million requests for the 100-meter final," a spokeswoman for the London 2012 Organizing Committee told AFP.

The 100m final is likely to feature reigning Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt.

During a six-week application window that closed last month, about 1.8 million people submitted more than 20 million requests to watch Olympic events, with a total of 6.6 million tickets available.

Oversubscribed events will be allocated by ballot, and applicants will be notified by June 24 at the latest whether they have been successful -- although the money will be taken out of their bank accounts this month.

AFP
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Friday, May 20, 2011

No World Tour for 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

The torch relay before the 2012 London Olympics will start in Land's End and travel as far as the outer reaches of Scotland on a 12,875-kilometer journey, organizers said on Wednesday.

The Olympic flame will arrive from Greece on May 18, 2012 and the relay will get under way on the westerly point of mainland Britain and continue for 70 days until the opening ceremony of the Games on July 27, 2012.

There will be no international relay after the chaos caused by human rights protesters demonstrating against China's hosting of the 2008 Games, although the relay may incorporate a stop in Dublin according to reports.

London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe said: "The Olympic flame will shine a light right across every nation and region of the UK and showcase the very best of who we are and where we live.

"The first locations on the route confirmed today give a flavour of the reach the Olympic torch relay will have around the UK and how extensive the opportunity for starting to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games will be."

The relay aims to go within an hour's travel time of 95 percent of the British population.

There will be visits to six islands -- to the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey and the Scottish islands of Shetland, Orkney and the Isle of Lewis.

The first 74 locations have been confirmed by organizers and will take in famous sports venues, historic sites and places of outstanding natural beauty.

On most days of the relay, the Olympic flame will travel for 12 hours a day ending in an evening celebration event.

AFP
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel

The Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel offers a great location, just 2 minutes walk from Queensway and Bayswater underground station. The underground station of Paddington and Lancaster Gate station subway is also nearby and provides a quick and easy access across London and beyond. Its strategic location near major transport links providing easy access to Heathrow Airport, making it an attractive option for frequent travelers and business travelers.

The Grand Royal London Hyde Park Hotel is a growing success of the Shaftesbury hotel chain and part of the complex collection Shaftesbury Hyde Park - Bayswater. To relax after a day of work or a long day, enjoy a drink at the elegant hotel bar. It has an intimate feeling of comfort and snacks, a fine selection of wines, international beers, whiskeys and a variety of cocktails in a relaxed and friendly.

Grand Royale Hyde Park London is totally smoke-free, and offers contemporary compact and midsize businesses. In addition, all rooms, this elegant 4-star hotel are spacious and tastefully decorated and include a wide range of high quality services to ensure guests a pleasant and memorable.

You can book starting from 90 poundsterling



 

 

 

 

 

 

Services

  • Laundry Service
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Doctor on Call
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Service
  • Wake-up Calls
  • Ironing Service
  • Concierge
  • Front Desk - Fax Service
  • Safe at Front Desk
  • Room Service - Limited Hour
  • Tourist Information

Internet

Wi-Fi Internet free of charge in the rooms only
Wired Internet at additional cost in the rooms only 

Parking

Paid parking is possible near the hotel.
Charges are from £35.00 for 24 hrs. 

Shuttle Service

Paid Shuttle Service is available from 07:00:00 hours to 18:00:00 hours.
For more information please ask at the Reception Desk.

2012 Olympic Torch Route

London 2012 Olympic Flame will travel through six municipalities in London next year before the Olympic Stadium.

Relay will be at:
  1. Waltham Forest (21 July)
  2. Bexley (22 July)
  3. Wandsworth (23 July)
  4. Ealing (24 July)
  5. Haringey (25 July)
  6. Westminster (26 July)
The flame arrives at the Olympic Stadium on July 27 at a ceremony lighting the boiler starts the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The route begins in the Land End in Cornwall on the morning of May 19, 2012 and lasts for 70 days to travel 8000 miles in the UK.
At that time, torchbearers carried the flame through the year 8000, such as athletes, celebrities and citizens.
The relay will travel 12 hours a day, which ended the ceremony in the evening when they come in any order.

The Captain Kidd Story on The Museum of London, Dockland

Avast ye landlubbers, there are pirates in town! Hot on the heels of the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean, the Museum of Docklands in London opens its new exhibition on pirates this week.

Pirates: Captain Kidd story is an exhibition that tells the story of the famous Captain Kidd, who was hanged for murder and piracy in 1701. The program also explores the influence of Kidd about the common perception of hackers.

The exhibition is invited to decide whether Kidd was guilty of crimes such as murder of a member of your team, unlawfully attack and two ships instead of colluding with the capture of other pirates.

Highlights of the exhibition include a Jolly Roger flag in 1789, beautiful old maps used by real pirates to sail the unknown seas, and a terrible example of a hanging cage that hung from the decomposing body of Kidd Tilbury point by more than two years.

Pirates takes us to the present, showing how the legend of buried treasure Kidd (who tried to use as a bargaining tool to change your life), inspired most of the fiction of pirate story, including Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. In addition, there are displays of pirate popular culture, including a doll of Jack Sparrow, a poster and even Muppet Treasure Island pirate erotic novels!

At the end of exposure, you can give your verdict on whether Kidd was guilty or not by placing things of a plastic chips in one of two boxes.

Exhibition of Chris Kenny in London 2012


A few days ago, enthusiasts friends, family and art together in England & Co Gallery in Westbourne Grove to the private screening of the recent work of my father Chris Kenny. It's always intriguing to watch the artist's work in progress, and displays the show, Kenny underway, perhaps more than ever.

Chris Kenny began his creative career as a painter, with a token interest in the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, trees, and the patterns and symmetry of natural things. His work began to move toward a more museum space, and soon he was carefully selected and organized the construction of boxes of things accurately. It seems random artifacts, accompanied by Kenny labels associations your imagination.

House dazzling pure white box in swarms, and crop photos of faces, expressions, or books, or parts of maps - are stripped of their family environment and a new thing. Every time you look at the work of Kenny, you may discover something new, visual or intellectual. And that point, you can take it, what you want, a new perspective, a funny joke, a quote is full of wisdom, or simply the pleasure of watching something so quiet and beautiful.

Interestingly, Kenny began to go back to his days painting a new work, cut the colored paper, which will be cut and they continue to be carefully considered, but has a more painterly quality, an impressive balance of color and design. Statements read "danger" or "you're awake," they are stylish and colorful refreshing.

Kenny with a single piece becomes more and more are shipped internationally will be displayed, is a rare opportunity to see their latest collection of all his glory. Expression, which is the truth and shout.

Central Park Hotel London

Located near Bayswater, Central Park Hotel London is a great place to stay if you want to visit all that London has to offer. While Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are within walking distance, guests can take public transportation to visit most of the attractions of London. For those visiting London on business options, transportation, many in the vicinity of the hotel will help make the trip much less stressful.

The Central Park Hotel London offers a 24-hour reception, a lift and a safe at reception. Other services include modern conference facilities can accommodate 600-200 people in two conference rooms. Book this hotel meeting room in central London to ensure that your company meets all requirements and is easily accessible by various transport stops in London near the hotel.

The 294 rooms at the Park Central Hotel in London, was decorated with luxurious style. Non-smoking rooms are offered to guests every comfort and luxury during your stay. In addition to private bathroom, telephone and television, the rooms are equipped with tea and coffee.
Important Information and Conditions:

There is no baggage storage facility on the site.
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Services

  • Concierge
  • Wake-up Calls
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Service
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Room Service - Limited Hour
  • Laundry Service

Internet

Wi-Fi Internet at additional cost in all rooms and general areas (lobby/reception etc.)
Costs: GBP 5.00 for 1 hour. 

Pet Policy

Pets are not allowed 
The restaurant in the hotel will now only be open for breakfast and not lunch and dinner. Instead, guests will be able to order bar and lounge food from 10.00am to 9.00pm from the bar.

Whether you want to relax or discuss business, the hotel bar is the ideal setting for your lunch in central London. You can enjoy a light meal in the relaxing atmosphere of the bar and lounge area.

The Master Continental Breakfast is available from GBP 5.00 and includes cereals, croissants, rolls and toast, mixed preserves, marmalade, ham and cheese, yogurt, orange juice and tea and coffee.

Alternatively, a Traditional English Breakfast is available for GBP 7.50, and includes bacon, eggs (either scrambled or fried), sausages, tomatoes, baked beans, fried bread and croissants.

The hotel can also provide an Early Continental Breakfast from 4:30am (must be pre-arranged).

The Kensington Town House London

With a prime location in the southwest of downtown, Kensington House London is a short walk through the Museum of Natural History, Cromwell Road. This popular tourist destination in South Kensington is the Albertopolis port, south of the fascinating area of Hyde Park, which houses the Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Geographical Society.

A three star hotel, Kensington Town House is an elegant historic building has been restored to offer modern amenities. The hotel has conference rooms equipped with features that include a computer with free broadband access, an electronic display and projectors. Breakfast is served in the restaurant and the property has a policy of complete non-smoking.

The Kensington Town House London offers comfortable, well lit and tastefully decorated to create a relaxing atmosphere. The rooms have bathroom with bathrobes on request and also have all the modern amenities including flat screen TV phone with direct connection and hairdryer.

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Services

  • Laundry Service
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • 24-hour Security
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Doctor on Call
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Service
  • Wake-up Calls
  • Ironing Service
  • Concierge
  • Front Desk - Fax Service
  • Safe at Front Desk
  • Room Service - Limited Hour
  • Tourist Information

Internet

Wi-Fi Internet free of charge in the rooms only 

Pet Policy

Pets are not allowed