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Angry that parents kept sneaking free shots, he reports that there were at least 3 parents per day would do this to avoid paying the photographers and photography company that hired him. He says it's almost like a form of shoplifting. ""What message are you sending your children; 'Look Tommy and Sally, see what your parents stole you for Christmas'," LOL!!! very angry santa!
He also said he takes offence to the four-letter words and tantrums some parents have spewed out when confronted by staff about taking their own pictures.
Staff have, in a few instances, called security to deal with some of the more upset parents.Angry that parents kept sneaking free shots, he reports that there were at least 3... more
Officials in the coastal Peruvian province of Callao on Monday hailed the Andean rodent as a low-cost, low-fat alternative to a traditional turkey or roast pork Christmas dinner.
Guinea pigs can feed seven or eight for about C$4, Callao official Mario Sanguinity told Associated Press Television.
"The idea is to give the people a tasty, economical option," he said.
"The animal is rich in protein and has zero cholesterol as well, very important for those of us looking to watch our weight," she said.Officials in the coastal Peruvian province of Callao on Monday hailed the Andean... more
"When retail tycoon George Davies launched his eponymous clothing line at Asda in 1990, supermarket chic was an alien concept. But where tossing a pair of jeans into our trolleys along with the washing powder was once a novelty, it has now become the norm.
In 2002, Tesco added fashion to its aisles, and Sainsbury’s followed in 2004. Today, 62 per cent of consumers regularly buy clothing at their supermarket and – thanks, perhaps, to the credit crunch – the figure is rising. Indeed, supermarkets have tightened their grip on the country’s £177 billion non-food market, of which they now enjoy an 11 per cent share.
But has supermarket fashion slipped from cheap chic to just cheap? Have the garments become too fast and forward (ie, hitched to what’s happening on the catwalk) to have any real, lasting value?
Fiona Lambert, brand director for George at Asda, certainly believes so. She cites these as some of the reasons she left Next 18 months ago to return to the label she helped Davies launch 18 years ago, when he left Next (which he also founded).
Even though Asda is the UK’s second-largest clothing retailer by volume – it has 349 stores, with more regular customers (15 million a week) than Gap, H&M and Bhs – Lambert was convinced that there was something missing. She felt that since the American chain Wal-Mart bought Asda in 1999, there had been too much emphasis on the “stack them high, sell them cheap” formula. "
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Swiss bunker becomes first zero-star hotel
SEVELEN, Switzerland - Tourists in Switzerland can soon sleep in the world's first "zero-star hotel," a former nuclear bunker several yards below the ground.
A group of 15 guests inaugurated the hotel, sleeping the night from Thursday to Friday in the former bunker embellished with artistic decoration and real hotel duvets.
But that was only a trial run, and regular operation of the hotel will require approval of an operating budget by the town of Sevelen.
The hostelry in the northeastern region of St. Gallen, which is part of the town's project to convert the hardly used nuclear bunker, is aimed at guests with a modest income.
"Using the weapon of art, we have created a low-budget hotel, which has charm, takes into account guests' individual wishes and thus becomes quite something," said twin brothers Frank and Patrik Riklin, artists commissioned by local authorities to convert an ancient neighboring factory into a culture center and integrate the bunker.
Organizers said the price per night will be between $9 and $13.
The shared bathroom has been converted into a fountain with swimming flowers, and a live cam is sending images from the outside onto a large screen in the windowless building.
Town Mayor Roman Zogg said the nuclear bunker was empty most of the time, except on rare occasions when the army used it for training courses.
"The maintenance costs loads of money," he said.
Zogg said he was convinced the hotel, which could host cultural events and ski and hiking camps, has good chances of success.
In case of emergency, the hotel could be converted back into a nuclear bunker within 24 hours in line with a Swiss law that says all civil defense buildings have to be ready for use within one day.
The hotel can start commercial operations if the town's population approves the $73,600 project credit in a meeting scheduled for Nov. 11.Swiss bunker becomes first zero-star hotel SEVELEN, Switzerland - Tourists in... more
If you want to save some money on an Ipod Holder you might want to watch this video, you will learn how to make one out of a sock, Its very easy to do and the best part is that you will save money. works for your phone too.If you want to save some money on an Ipod Holder you might want to watch this video,... more
A woman on eBay purchased an abandoned home in Saginaw, Michigan for $1.75 (one hundred and seventy five cents.) She mustpay $800 in back taxes, and cleanup the home, which she plans to resell.
As economic disaster continues, I wonder if more 'great housing deals' are on the horizon.A woman on eBay purchased an abandoned home in Saginaw, Michigan for $1.75 (one... more
It’s easy to get sidetracked by the marketing blitz. There are plenty of fuel efficient cars that are neither hybrids nor new. Looking to the conventional used car market for your next vehicle purchase might be a prudent financial move. With the lack of depreciation in many hybrid models, the attractiveness of an older Honda Civic or Geo Metro - which are known to deliver 40 miles per gallon or more - has spiked like it’s closing time at the bar.
You can overlook a lot of things when gas is over four dollars a gallon and you have no alternatives.
Fixing up older fuel efficient cars just might become a national meme. The newfound interest in some of these long forgotten gems is unprecedented. When the first gas crisis hit in the 1970s, we had little to fall back on. Today we have nearly three decades of gas-stingy vehicles to choose from, nevermind the rust, dings, dents, and rips.It’s easy to get sidetracked by the marketing blitz. There are plenty of fuel... more
Bargain: Asda's pay as you go range will only cost £5 to buy - cheaper than a toy phone
A supermarket will today start selling mobile phones for £5 - cheaper than a packet of cigarettes.
Asda's decision to market Britain's cheapest pay-as-you-go mobile will start a price war with other retailers.
Bargain: Asda's pay as you go range will only cost £5 to buy - cheaper than... more
In the Negev desert there is only one natural resource, the sun. Professor David Famen has developed a new, tiny solar panel that could actually compete with other forms of energy generation. And it's cheap!! In the Negev desert there is only one natural resource, the sun. Professor David Famen... more
Can't afford to buy a house or apartment? It?s time to pack up your car and head to Chugwater, Wyoming, a city that is giving away plots of land for One Hundred dollars.Can't afford to buy a house or apartment? It?s time to pack up your car and head... more
With new trends popping up each season, it's easy to get lost in the world of fashion. For quick and easy ways to update your "look," check out 10 style tips that are guaranteed to make you look and feel better about yourself.
With new trends popping up each season, it's easy to get lost in the world of... more
Isaac Mizrahi, the cheap-chic designer who helped create the image of Target as a style destination, defected from the retailer on Tuesday to a more ambitious, and lucrative, role of making over the struggling Liz Claiborne label.Isaac Mizrahi, the cheap-chic designer who helped create the image of Target as a... more
India's giant Tata Group unveiled Thursday a £1,200 car it bills as the world's cheapest amid predictions the compact, no-frills vehicle could revolutionise how the nation of 1.1 billion people travels.India's giant Tata Group unveiled Thursday a £1,200 car it bills as the... more
Thanksgiving means three things: Food (lots of it), Football and Shopping. To meet some of your shopping needs here are some top Black Friday Sites to check out, when you come out of food coma this Friday. Thanksgiving means three things: Food (lots of it), Football and Shopping. To meet... more
I love having people over. I like to pretend we're snooty, though--maybe dress up, light some candles, pour a glass, and have a seat on the floor. But I need to play hostess at pauper prices. Radar, the gossip rag, reviews ten bottles of wine, and every bottle is going to cost you way less than some coarse, undignified six-pack of brew. But beware! At least half the wines Radar reviewed? Suck.I love having people over. I like to pretend we're snooty, though--maybe dress... more