caption Pnina Tornai is a prominent celebrity in Israel, and is looking to expand her already significant market presence in America. source Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images Pnina Tornai is one of the most in-demand bridal gown designers and her work is regularly featured on the TLC reality show “Say Yes to the Dress.” Despite a lack of formal training, she opened her first women’s clothing boutique 30 years ago in Israel, and became famous there for her gowns. She was initially turned down by the renowned New York bridal store Kleinfeld, but after persisting, became its in-house designer. Pnina Tornai never thought she’d become one of the world’s most sought-after bridal gown designers. She spent most of her childhood dreaming of becoming an actress. By the time she was in her late twenties, that dream seemed far-fetched. She was a single mom, struggling to support herself and stay healthy. Tornai pulled herself out of that slump … [Read more...] about ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ designer Pnina Tornai explains how she went from running a small shop in Israel to one of the world’s most famous bridal labels
Biggest plane in the world
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.
caption The Embraer Phenom 300E and me! source Benjamin Zhang/Business Insider The Embraer Phenom 300E made its world debut last October at the National Business Aviation Association conference and exhibition in Las Vegas. The updated 300E builds on the success of the original Phenom 300 that entered service in 2010. Since 2013, the Phenom 300 has been the most delivered private jet in the world. The Phenom 300E has room for as many as 10 passengers and can fly more than 2,200 miles. The Embraer Phenom 300E costs $9.45 million while most customers end up paying around $10 million. The Embraer Phenom 300 has been an unqualified success since its debut in 2010. Over the past half-decade, more customers have taken delivery of the Phenom 300 than any other private jet in the world. According to Embraer, it has delivered more than 400 of the planes to customers in … [Read more...] about I flew on a $10 million Embraer Phenom 300E and I now understand why it’s the most popular private jet in the world
By Vinay Menon Entertainment Columnist Fri., March 23, 2018 Stormy Daniels has cracked the code: the best way to beat Donald Trump is to be Donald Trump. It’s like watching a superhero steal the powers of an archnemesis and use them against him. Daniels might as well be flying high above Washington, a red cape fluttering in the wind as she circles the White House. Faster than a wire transfer of hush money. More powerful than an NDA. Able to leap tall photo-ops in a single bound: it’s a bird … it’s a plane … it’s Super Porn Star! In what has become her own never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way, Daniels is now outsmarting Trump by aping Trump. She has weaponized his Lex Luthor media tricks. She has stolen the methods and soul of a publicity hound. Stormy is tweeting up a storm. She is bending news cycles at will. She is playing a high-stakes game of courtroom chicken, daring the U.S. president to gag her … [Read more...] about When Trump looks in the mirror, he sees Stormy Daniels
caption Elon Musk at a press conference after the first-ever launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket on February 6, 2018. source Joe Skipper/Reuters Once the butt-end of rocket industry jokes, SpaceX has completely disrupted the world’s market for launches with high-performance, increasingly low-cost, and ever-more-reusable rockets. Founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk in 2002, SpaceX did not have an easy start – it was bordering on bankruptcy in 2008 after three failed launches. Today the aerospace company has about $10 billion worth of launches booked, built the world’s most powerful operational rocket, and touts an ambitious goal to colonize Mars. Its success has so far relied on its workhorse launcher: the 229-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket. But continued industry dominance is anything but guaranteed. In the near future, Musk and SpaceX will face competition from a number of companies, including Jeff Bezos’ Blue … [Read more...] about SpaceX faces a growing list of competitors in the new space race — here’s what their futuristic rockets will do