A huge number of stars are giving back to Singapore as part of the Sands For Singapore Festival auction.As the hotspot for international stars and sports celebrities, Marina Bay Sands has inspired these celebrities to contribute a personal item of their own to be auctioned off during the Sands for Singapore Festival. Whether they were there as a VIP guest, a special movie premiere or a store opening, these generous celebrities have a left a bit of themselves right here in Singapore, joining the integrated resort in giving back to Singapore.Proceeds from the auction will go to the Budding Times Budding Artist Fund – which helps underprivileged children develop their talents in music, dance, theatre and the visual arts – as well as the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, which gives a monthly stipend to students from low-income homes to help them with school-related expenses.Among the items up for auction are soccer boots signed by David Beckham, a Rio Ferdinand signed jersey, items from Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria, a silk scarf signed by Jackie Chan, a CD signed by Engelbert Humperdinck, and much more.The auction is open until August 1, and can be accessed here.
FIVE MARS CHOCOLATE drinks are being recalled from shelves as they may contain a bacteria which poses a health risk.The five drinks involved all have sports caps, are 350ml in size, and have best before dates of between 19 December 2014 and 11 April 2015. They were manufactured in Germany.The drinks are: In a statement, Mars Chocolate Drinks said it was a voluntary recall and urged consumers who have bought them not to drink them.“We want to ensure that anyone in possession of these products with these best before dates is aware that they should not be consumed and that contact should be made with our customer care team for more information,” the statement said.The batches are being recalled due to the presence of bacteria called Bacillus, which can cause food poisoning.The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has been notified.Read: BMW to recall 1.6 million cars, 8,500 in Ireland > Starburst Strawberry Drink Skittles DrinkGalaxy Smooth MilkMars MilkMilky Way Milk
Register Now » 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on Business Insider Google is going to kill off Google Reader, a web-based app that pulls in articles from news sites you subscribe to, on July 1.The news of Google Reader’s demise came out in March, and since then several companies have rushed to fill the hole that will be left. Google Reader is a very popular product, so there are plenty of people who will be looking for an alternative once it’s gone for good.There are dozens of readers out there, but let’s make it simple. If you’re a Google Reader user, there are only two services we recommend looking at to replace it: Digg Reader and Feedly.Both of these services can pull in news subscriptions currently stored in your Google account just by logging in with the same credentials you use to sign into Gmail and other Google services. You can also manually subscribe to websites and get all the articles published almost immediately.Let’s break it down: DiggNews aggregation site Digg made a lot of headlines the day after Google said it was killing its reader by promising to create one of its own. The Digg Reader launched last week on the iPhone, iPad, and Web. It has quickly become our favorite Google Reader alternative because of its clean design and mix of stories pulled in from Digg’s editorial team.Download Digg for iPhone/iPad and sign up to try the Web version. FeedlyFeedly has been around for a long time, and it’s already gained a ton of new users since Google announced it planned to kill Google Reader. At first glance, Feedly looks nearly identical to Google Reader, with a list of your news sources in a small column to the left and the stories in a bigger window on the right. It also integrates with social networks like Pinterest.Feedly’s biggest advantage over Digg is that it has both and Android and iPhone app. If you’re an Android user, this is your best choice.Download Feedly for iPhone/iPad or Android and try the Web version. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. July 1, 2013
<< Previous PostNext Post >> AMSTERDAM – Crystal River Cruises officially welcomed its newest ship during a christening ceremony in Amsterdam earlier this week.The 106-passenger Crystal Debussy was introduced with plenty of fanfare during its three-day stay in Amsterdam while on the 10-day ‘Splendors of the Rhine’ voyage, allowing guests onboard to participate in the festivities, including a live performance by Godmother Rachel York of Broadway fame.Rachel York (Godmother)Walter Littlejohn, Crystal River Cruises’ vice president and managing director, presided over the ceremony as emcee, saying, “It is fitting that our crew and guests, as well as representatives from our parent company and the city and port of Amsterdam are all part of this milestone for Crystal Debussy and the Crystal River fleet. They each embody elements of the Crystal family and our vision to create the most memorable luxury travel experiences in the world.”Tom Wolber (President & CEO, Crystal Cruises), Walter Littlejohn (Vice President and Managing Director, Crystal River Cruises, Captain Ferenc (Captain, Crystal Debussy) and Rachel York (Godmother)Throughout 2018 and 2019, Crystal Debussy will sail routes of seven and 10 days between Amsterdam and Basel along the Rhine and Moselle rivers, visiting Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium. Onboard, guests will find Crystal’s acclaimed butler service in every room category, king-sized beds, Panoramic Balcony-Windows, walk-in closets, dual vanity bathrooms in most categories, farm-to-table cuisine in multiple, open-seating eateries, namesake Bistro cafes and the Palm Court for entertainment, presentations and sweeping views. Travelweek Group