Day 42: Olympic Flame to Travel on the Heights of Abraham Cable Car and Visit Chatsworth House on Journey From Nottingham to Derby

(PRWEB) June 29, 2012

On Friday 29 June, the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung will travel 112.40 miles through 12 communities on its journey from Nottingham to Derby.

Today ( 29 June) the Relay will travel 112.40 miles
98 Torchbearers will carry the Flame, including 1948 Boxing Olympian Donald Scott and World Superbike champion James Toseland
Evening celebration to take place at Darley Abbey Park, Derby
Images from today can be downloaded here

The Relay will travel through the following communities: Nottingham, Newstead, Glapwell, Bolsover, Calow, Chesterfield, Matlock, Darley Dale, Bakewell, Buxton, Ashbourne, Derby.

Highlights for today include:

8.14am Nottingham Castle. The first Torchbearer of the day is Barbara Green, 58, from the Clifton Estate, Nottingham. Barbara will carry the flame through the grounds of Nottingham Castle to the Robin Hood Statue. Barbara was nominated by Nottingham City Council though the LOCOG campaign. She has volunteered in the local community for many years helping young people, particularly those with special educational needs.

10.33am Newstead Abbey. The flame will be carried through the grounds of Newstead Abbey by Samuel Van de Schootbrugge, 19, from Nottingham. Samuel was nominated by Lloyds TSB as an Olympic hopeful. Samuel, who held a 200m individual swimming medley record, was selected because of his commitment and dedication to his sport of swimming and inspiring his peers through coaching and giving presentations to younger swimmers in his community. Samuel is an athlete on the Lloyds TSB Local Heroes programme.

2.20pm – The Flame will be carried on the Heights of Abraham Cable Car by Dominick Cunningham. Dominick, a last minute replacement to Team GB for the 2011 European Youth Olympic Games, got off to a fantastic start by taking the Gymnastics Team silver with teammates Frank Baines and Courtney Tulloch with a combined to score 164.950 just behind Russia with 165.400 and ahead of Switzerland 163.700. At Youth Commonwealth Games later that summer Cunningham was the most successful gymnast in Games winning three Golds, one Silver and a Bronze.

3.37pm – Chatsworth House, Bakewell. The Torch will be carried through the grounds of Chatsworth House by Ben Hope, 17, of Buxton. Buxton Park Bowling Club nominated Ben through Samsungs campaign, in recognition of his fund-raising efforts. He cycled 150 miles across England in 2009, raising

Oneida Nation Member to Compete in Worldwide Powerlifting Championship at 71 Years Old

Oneida Nation Homelands, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2014

The Oneida Indian Nation today announced that its 71-year-old member Ray Fougnier will compete in the worldwide powerlifting championship in Johannesburg, South Africa this June. Fougnier, who grew up on the Oneida Nations homelands in central New York and now lives in Tennessee, is a retired teacher and former head of the American Indian program at Cornell University. While Fougnier has always prioritized fitness and healthy living, he only last year tried powerlifting for the first time. He views his competitive weightlifting as an opportunity to be a positive role model for Native Americans, in particular children, whose community is beset by many ongoing health issues.

The Oneida Indian Nation is proud to sponsor Fougnier and is wishing him great success in South Africa.

Despite coming to the sport later in life, Fougnier has already achieved amazing success since joining U.S.A. Powerlifting, the nations leading, drug-free powerlifting association, in 2013. The Oneida Nation member won the first competition in which he competed and a silver medal in the second. Later, at a national event in Orlando, he not only won his age bracket, but also broke records in the squat, bench press and deadlift categories. His achievements there qualified him for the upcoming worldwide competition, the 2014 International Powerlifting Federation Championships.

I am honored to lead by example and display the many benefits of a fit lifestyle, said Fougnier. With the vast health issues facing Native peoples today, I sincerely hope that my participation in the upcoming world championships and the success I have achieved in sport will inspire Native Americans of all ages, and especially our children, to get active and stay healthy.

Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter said: The Oneida Indian Nation is thrilled to help make it possible for Ray Fougnier to travel to South Africa and compete in this prestigious worldwide championship competition. Ray is an outstanding Native American role model and a shining example of the values of the Oneida Indian Nation. We are very proud to have him representing us on an international level.

The Oneida Indian Nation is a Native American tribe which lives on its ancestral homelands near Syracuse and operates Turning Stone Resort Casino, and a number of other successful business enterprises. The Nation has been a close ally since before the founding of the United States, fighting alongside George Washington and his troops in the Revolutionary War.

About Turning Stone Resort Casino

A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nations Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named Most Excellent Golf Resort in 2010 by Cond

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Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014

Starting in 2015, all Windstar Cruises itineraries will feature a spectacular onshore Private Event, created exclusively for Windstar guests. These complimentary events are crafted to give guests an in-depth and authentic local experience that compliments their voyage. Private Events include activities such as an after-hours tour and dinner under the stars in the magnificent Celsus Library of Ephesus or a private ballet performance in the famed Odessa National Opera and Ballet Theatre.

We curated these Private Events with the local experience in mind. Our product managers toured the regions sampling cuisines, talking to locals, visiting the UNESCO sites to create the best experience possible, said Hans Birkholz, Windstar Cruises chief executive officer. Our guests gain an even deeper involvement into the local culture.

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When Grunge Ruled The World: Nirvana Tribute Takes Over The Sin City Theatres Rock N Roll Compendium

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 19, 2014

The Sin City Theatres Rock N Roll Compendium invites you to travel back to a time when Grunge ruled the world and a three piece band from Seattle changed the course of music history forever. Compendium of Nirvana audiences will have a chance to experience the bands most memorable moments, in an action packed show, celebrating the career and legacy of legendary Alternative band, Nirvana, as well as the antics of their late front man, Kurt Cobain, who was considered by many to be the voice of Generation X.

In September 1991, Nirvanas first major label album, Nevermind, was released and the bands dark and brooding Smells Like Teen Spirit video was in heavy rotation on MTV. To the surprise of many, Nirvana was adored by critics and fans alike. In January 1992, Nirvana ousted Michael Jackson from the Number One spot on the Billboard Charts, going on to sell over 30 million copies of this album worldwide, far surpassing everyones expectations. Seattle Grunge/Alternative music was now officially mainstream, with Nirvana leading the pack of torn, acid washed denim and flannel shirt wearing fans around the globe.

Compendium of Nirvana features a live show, by renowned tribute band Smells Like Nirvana, that takes fans on a musical journey through the bands illustrious, albeit brief career, with popular songs like Come As you Are, Lithium, In Bloom, Heart Shaped Box, All Apologies and of course 90s slacker anthem, Smells Like Teen Spirit. Expect to see rare, historical Nirvana videos and also relive special events that captured the worlds attention: Cobains infamous stage entrance for the bands final UK concert at the 1992 Reading Festival; Nirvanas notorious 1992 MTV Video Music Awards appearance; Nirvanas 1993 haunting funeral-like MTV Unplugged in New York performance.

Along with John Padon, the producer of Sin City Comedy & Burlesque, Pete Housley takes the reigns as co-producer and had this to say about Compendium, “The concept of our Rock N Roll Compendium summer series has been to focus on bands with a rich discography. We’ve jumped some decades, starting with our tribute to KISS, then U2 and now Nirvana. The response from fans for the first two runs has been phenomenal. Given this years 20th anniversary of the great Kurt Cobains passing and Nirvana’s 2014 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the buzz is extremely high on the forthcoming Compendium of Nirvana. We cannot say enough about how true to the story and the music of Nirvana this show will be.”

Rock N Roll Compendium: a tribute to the Myth & Music of Nirvana at The Sin City Theatre, located inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Mezz, begins a limited run on Thursday, August 21st through Saturday, September 27th. Additional tributes and band residencies soon to be announced.

Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 10pm. Tickets are General Admission $ 58.75; VIP $ 84.85, available at and The Sin City Theatre Box Office, (702) 777-7776, Mezzanine level, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, 3667 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas.

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