The Airbus A380 superjumbo is the largest commercial airliner in history. The A380 was once thought to have the potential to revolutionize air travel. Instead, the 331 Airbus superjumbos sold now play more of a niche role for flights operating in high congestion areas. The A380 first flew in 2005 and entered service in 2007. A while back, we had the chance to take a tour of one Etihad‘s A380s. The Airbus A380 is one of the most impressive and yet controversial airplanes in aviation history. As the largest airliner in history, the A380 is undoubtedly a technological wonder. When the European planemaker dreamed up the A380 three decades ago, it was for an aircraft that would revolutionize air travel with grand visions of unprecedented luxury for passengers and earnings power for airlines. Things haven’t worked out quite as well as Airbus had hoped. Instead of becoming the workhorse of airlines around the world, the A380 has become … [Read more...] about The $446 million Airbus A380 is the largest and most expensive airliner in the world. Take a look inside.
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As people continue to take their health more seriously, more are wondering how to maintain sprightly bodies and active minds through the stresses of working life. That’s a question research can now answer: a new report from online home rental company Spotahome has aggregated data from sources like the OECD, CIA, WHO and other organisations, and ranked the world’s 89 major cities on a scale of 1 to 10 on 10 different areas of health. We round up the cities topping each list with a perfect 10: City with the best gyms: Talinn, Estonia On average, Talinn has the best gyms in the world. Pixabay Fitness buffs will be falling over themselves to move here. Talinn’s quality gyms, according to data from Google API, have the highest average rating of every city in the world. Most sunshine per year: Abu Dhabi, UAE For those who hate the cold and rain, Abu Dhabi is the city for you. Pixabay For the outdoorsy types, living in Abu Dhabi ensures a constant supply of mood-boosting … [Read more...] about These 10 cities are basically #wellness goals — with the world’s best gyms, longest vacations, and slimmest people
A Lenten message from Mother Lily Unlike the heirs (Lilibeth Nakpil, et al) of Sampaguita Pictures, Regal Matriarch Lily Monteverde and Da King Fernando Poe Jr. who have preserved their films (FPJ kept them in an aircon room at his Tagaytay home), Pascual siblings William and Baby (who died early this year) were not able to save any of the 34 movies produced by their family-owned companies Baby Pascual Films and Melrose Films, just like Premiere/Peoples Productions that turned most the master negatives into torotots used to make noise on New Year’s Eve. “We didn’t foresee the advances of technology,” William admitted during an intimate dinner with friends Mars Lu, Ed Instrella and your Funfarer hosted by businesswoman/part-time actress Rosalind Wee (and also one of this year’s PeopleAsia magazine’s People of the Year winners) at the spanking new Rizal Park Hotel Monday night. “Sayang na sayang. Had we known, we could have saved those films in … [Read more...] about The case of the ‘missing’ 34 films
By Vinay Menon Entertainment Columnist Fri., March 16, 2018 Jordan B. Peterson is on a journey into the unknown. But at this moment, as he ambles into his sun-drenched living room, he first needs to get through the next agenda item in a daily schedule that is snapped together like a jigsaw puzzle by a team of handlers. “How long are we going to talk?” he asks, as solicitously as Mister Rogers. When I tell him I booked two hours with the gatekeepers, horror dances in his eyes, as if I just casually asked for one of his kidneys. But he nods gamely and rubs the back of his neck. His slender body folds up like an origami crane as he settles into a leather recliner and swivels into gabbing position. Get comfy, Professor. There is much to discuss. Article Continued Below Driving in that morning, I find myself thinking about Peterson’s neighbours in Seaton Village. What must they make of this epic transformation? A few years ago, Peterson was a … [Read more...] about Jordan Peterson is trying to make sense of the world — including his own strange journey
source Michal 11 / Shutterstock Whether you live in the UK or are planning your first trip, it can be easy to go back to the same London-centric spots when you’re looking for a day out or weekend away. To help you expand your horizons, Instagram data tool Magi Metrics has gathered data from hashtags and geotagged locations on Instagram in order to locate the most popular beauty spots in the UK – London not included. The data was collected by looking at locations in the UK outside of London where users had posted the hashtags #beautiful, #stunning, #wonderful, #romantic, and #lovely. After analysing more than 300,000 posts, they came up with this list – scroll down to check it out. 15. Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. source elementals / Shutterstock One of the most historic tourist locations in the UK, the fortress is set on a cliff with the sea as a backdrop – a photographer’s dream. 14. … [Read more...] about The 15 most beautiful places in the UK outside of London, according to Instagram