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On the small stage of a converted church in East London, a smiling Sam Smith is enjoying the emotion.

The audience invokes his name and screams before his band starts playing a single note. Everyone is totally focused on the present, about what’s going on at that time, because every cell phone was kindly kidnapped at the entrance by the staff who cares for the event. It’s a rainy Friday mid-September. This week the English songwriter has performed in Los Angeles and New York. Between two days he will do it in Berlin. The clubs in which they play have a limited audience capacity – each contains less than 1000 people – but expectations are, as it say, huge. Four concerts in four clubs, four different castings, one week: this is how a global superstar that fills the stadium returns after 18 months of silence – and returns after selling over 12 million copies with “In the lonely hour” (2014), his first album, and won four Grammy, three Brit Awards, one Oscar and one Golden Globe (the last two for “Writing on the Wall”, the theme of the Bond-movie “Specter”).

Now, in this ancient church, the fans’ reaction is adorable and devoted. A reassurance that a pretty nervous Smith really needs. “Fuck!” Exclaims the 25-year-old with a big smile at the beginning of her 55-minute concert. “It’s nice to be back. I’ve dreamed it for so long. ”

 

In November comes his “The thrill of it all”. It is a second album full of ballads that thrill emotions, broken hearts and romantic hymns to be sung around the world for months-for years to come. The bets are good: on the day when the London concert was held, the first single, “Too good at goodbyes”, fluttered in the top of the charts in various countries around the world. When, four days later, we meet in a pub near her home in North London, the tall, slim musician admits to being more relieved. He sang for the first time these new very personal songs. Now he can relax – a bit.

Sam Smith: Yes, after this week I’m destroyed. Because emotionally it was very demanding. I think these concerts have been, to this day, the most important part of my career.

S.S .: Yes. Those four little shows made me regain my craft, and I was scared again. When I started working on this record, I did not want to rest on the laurels. I always wanted to challenge myself. Every time my album goes out I want to feel like it’s the first one. And since my music is very personal, it was great that people were in a room without cell phones!

The U.V: What did you feel when this return has begun?
S.S .: I thought about these moments for the last year and a half. I always tried to stay away from word pressure, stress, but fuck (laughs, nda): launching the first single of the second album after the release of “In the lonely hour” is not an easy task. That album went badly well! I was scared! But when the tour ended, I found myself home in London and again the only thing that counted was music. So the release of this record is a fact that I feel very organic, and that comes at the right time. Nothing and nobody hurts me. I am proud of the work done.

The U.V .: “Too good at goodbyes” is very personal – you described it as a “song about a relationship I’ve had and basically talks about how, when it was over and left me, I did not suffer so much”. So, to inspire you was a disastrous relationship?

S.S .: It was not a disaster, nor was it so intense. It lasted five, six months. When it started I did not like much, and when it was over I felt even worse! So yes, I got thrown, it was over, and then there were two or three months of self-analysis – and much of the music was born from there.
U.V: We talk about “Pray”, of which we talked about as the possible second single.

When to Go to Mykonos Book your holiday in Mykonos!

The island is an ideal destination from April to October thanks to its wonderful climate.
July and August are very hot In the sections: Mykonos Guide Very popular as a holiday destination for its climate, beaches and nightlife, Mykonos is one of the Mediterranean tourist destinations that best suits most of the year thanks to over 300 days
of the sun kissing this land part of the Cyclades archipelago.
Spring, especially after Orthodox Easter, is the ideal time to organize your vacation in Mykonos: the air and the sea are warming up, the beaches are quiet and the landscape of the island is green and lively.
If you are looking for a frenetic nightlife, however, we advise you to wait for the high season.
Great months for your vacation even in May and June during which temperatures are not stifling, the island begins to fill and have fun,
and the beaches are still crowded.
July and August are the most tourist months and the island is crowded with people who want to sunbathe and party.
Temperatures in recent months can be under severe fluctuations: July is the hottest month, but from the beginning of August the Meltemi,
the wind blowing on the island from the north, creates a pleasant refreshing breeze and ripples the sea that attracts many surfers.
September is a beautiful month to visit Mykonos: nice weather does not leave the island, temperatures are narrower and tourist crowds are just a reminder.
In October, the temperatures are pleasant and the sea is warm enough and ideal for a lonely swim, just a few drawbacks.
From November until early March temperatures drop to 9 degrees and blowing winds from the south.
These are the driest months but the sun shines every day and the temperatures are never stiff.

Greece out of season: spring on the island of Patmos

The rites and traditions of the Orthodox Easter, which begins on April 29. Oleanders in bloom, beaches without crowds, perfect weather for hiking: this is the best season to discover the island of the Dodecanese, one of the most mystical and enchanting Aegean

Mary Tatsos
With eight parishes, several monasteries and less than three thousand inhabitants, the Greek island of Patmos has deservedly won the title of “Jerusalem of the Mediterranean”. The best time to enjoy this atmosphere full of spirituality is the Easter week, with its evocative rituals and the divine flavors of Greek cuisine. It is not too late: archived the Catholic Easter, Orthodox arrives later this year. To be precise, Sunday, May 1. A unique opportunity to organize a holiday out of season, between oleanders in bloom and beaches without the crowds. Here are five tips for enjoying the best of the island.
Try to get there in time for Holy Thursday (April 29). At 10.30 a procession of monks is set in motion by the monastery of St. John and slide to the central square of Chora, the medieval village perched on the hill (both UNESCO sites). Here the abbot performs the ritual of the washing of feet, the Niptiras, which for the Orthodox is held only on Patmos and in Jerusalem. On Good Friday, the Epitafio – a wooden structure decorated with flowers with a picture of the dead Christ – is carried in procession through the streets of Chora. Mass of Easter, are received into the church painted eggs red, with which children and adults engage in “battles” of resistance, until the last egg. In Skala, on Easter Sunday, the town organizes a popular street festival, with dancing and traditional food. For those who can stop, the Tuesday after Easter, the Vespers of Love (Esperinos tis Agapis) at the monastery of St. John the Gospel is read in seven languages ​​is a really wonderful time.

It is the only sandy beach of the island. It is reached by boat from Skala, the main port of the island. Alternatively, you can walk from Diakofti, but requires a walk of at least half an hour. Never mind: this season does not suffer from the heat.
There is a network of eight well-marked trails on the island. Available to everyone, the Aporthianos mule is also a cultural experience. It starts from Chora, passing by the beautiful windmills in the sixteenth century stone and drops down to Skala. Breathtaking views of the sea and vegetation in spring is lush and dotted with flowers.
By boat from Skala you can plan a trip to the nearby islands of Arki, Marathi and Lipsi. At Marathi you can stop to sleep by Pantelis. Arki to the Trypas tavern offers local roast goat and fresh fish.
5 Getting lost among the old houses of Chora
The ancient village of Chora is considered by many the most charming Aegean town. It’s magical to get lost in the maze of alleys wedged between the white facades of the houses clinging to the foot of the fortress that surrounds the monastery of St. John. To enjoy the atmosphere you can stop in one of the cafes in the square of Agia Levia Stoa is renowned for the best in the Dodecanese cocktails. For a gourmet stop is the Benetos restaurant, just outside Skala.

Greece: the 5 most beautiful islands, straight to go

deserted beaches even in August, walks through the Roaring views, taverns with zero kilometer food and accommodation where they can feel at home

MILOS – The most easterly of the Cyclades, irresistible, unveiled early in the first guides, Le monde en Coleurs: Grèce. Year 1952. It attracts and seduces this Aegean gem, forged like a big horseshoe sprouting here and there colorful villages on the water, rocks and ravines that at sunset turn pink and cherry red, shaped by deep erosion gypsum and sandstone that are thrown in crystal clear waters, adorned with capes that protect postcard bays. The island boasts the most beautiful Aegean beaches, beaches of talcum powder and the shore with amazing shades.

We spend the afternoon on the long beach of a Caribbean postcard Firiplaka, a mix of rock streams, pinnacles, colored sand.

The north side is a string of coves, bays, fishing villages like Firopotamos, Mandrakia; to see the crescents of sand Mikitas, Aghios Kostantinos or Pachena Beach, or those closed between the lunar rocks and levigatissi
Apollonia is the evening destination. The cafes and taverns surround the promenade – excellent cuisine Armenaki, clams in white wine sauce, casserole cuttlefish -. Many solutions for the night: the refinement of Kapetan Tasos studios, declined in shades of white, with design touches and beautiful terraces, the peasant joy of Kostantakis, with flower gardens, a half hour walk from the sea.

SIFNOS – A wave of white houses rising on a slope and glides into the valley and then resumes share on a second hill. It is the village of Apollonia, 5 km from the sea, in the heart of the countryside of Sifnos, the island of the potters, pure architecture, an anthology of styles ranging from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century. People come here to admire the most beautiful medieval villages, the Kastro, the island’s capital until the nineteenth century that today boasts charming hotels and houses on the sea and inland. A base to discover the coast of this island two hours by fast ferry from Piraeus. The beaches are explored in the morning, magnificent and lonely ones of Vathi, then there are the coves near the village of Pharos, with many studios and small hotels to be booked for a few days as the Blue Horizon.

AMORGOS – wild, remote, but with the allure of those unexplored places, where it dropped anchor to walk and discover one of the Aegean secret jewels, the Monastery of Hosoviotissa, millennial, perched like an eagle’s nest on the mountain, very white and crushed against a dark rock wall, three hundred meters above the sea, and is won after traveling a long flight of steps.

Blue, by stray dog ​​on a Greek beach in perfect therapy dog

 

When he met her, Valia was walking on the waterfront greek along with his dogs. The woman is an animal lover and was immediately approached the sad little dog who was curled up on the sand. Just saw her, she was immediately rolled to be caressed and Valia started to play with her.

“In Greece, unfortunately, it is normal to see many stray dogs. I try to save those who can not survive on the street: those sick or injured, puppies and pregnant females. ” The dog, however, did not fit into any of these categories and so Valia he left it on the beach, returning to visit her every day.
“I was in a panic. There was something about her that told me how vulnerable. He was so loving and in need of affection. ” So, after a few days, Valia has decided to take it home with her. He called it Blue, as the color of the sea that has been with us in the months of loneliness.
Valia, however, could only host it on hold temporarily to find a permanent family, and that’s how he met Folkerts. The Dutch couple had just lost his dog bark and was looking for a new addition to the family.
“The death of Bark has left us and our other dog Rincewind in complete despair”. Not only them, though: Bark and Rincewind, in fact, worked together as therapy dogs in a center for Alzheimer patients and even hotel guests felt the lack of their four-legged friend.

So when Folkerts viewed Blue they are instantly in love. Thanks to Second Chance Animal Rescue Society, Blue has been prepared for adoption and the transfer was arranged.

Valia telephoned the couple to see if Blue was compatible with their family, which already housed a dog and some cats. Then some Dutch friends on holiday in Greece have brought the dog from his new family.

“Rincewind was immediately in love with her, and even if it is with us only a few months we seem to know it all along.” Blue has also been trained as therapy animals and now attends the senior center together with his new canine friend.

“And ‘very good, it has a very gentle character and does not react even when patients make rash movements, screaming or have attacks of rage. This makes it a perfect therapy dog, “said Karin Folkerts.

Crete: a place all to herself

It smells of salt but also nuanced ouzo shrimp, ancient buildings such as Homer, turquoise waters and ancient olive trees. The discovery of an exclusive corner of Crete, where the wind comes from the sea gives taste to the fields making the most delicious food.
How to program holidays and bridges in 2017
Maybe in summer it serves little, but in this case you may as well leave the umbrella at home, because in Crete there are three hundred days of sunshine a year. A bit ‘of numbers: the island measures 300 km and is the largest of the Greek islands (and fifth in the Mediterranean), and you live more than 600 thousand people. We are in the most southern point of Europe, just to stretch an arm and was in Africa, it can be seen from the coast Libya and Egypt.

Mykonos is the island from fashion here is where they go fashionistas

Beautiful beaches of tranquility and relaxation and nightlife. Mykonos, enclosed in the Cyclades archipelago, has a double face: beach paradise

The shoe designer Bruno Bordese is a true regulars (there goes 85). “The beauty of Mykonos is the all-day beach: you can go to the beach in the morning and stay until the aperitif, but also for dinner and after dinner. There are places equipped at all hours: number one is Alemàgou Beach Bar Restaurant in Ftelia. Cosmopolitan, elegant, with boho-chic sessions, here you can breathe a unique atmosphere, the food is excellent and “risks” to meet many designers, from Peter Dundas (creative director Roberto Cavalli) Kris Van Assche until Olivier Rousteing, head of Balmain designer. If I want to enjoy a cocktail at sunset with great DJ sets I choose the beach club restaurant Scorpios, from design inspired by nature. If I want to isolate myself from everything I go to dinner at Kiki’s Tavern (you can not book!), A hut on the beach of Agios Sostis in typical greek style and no electricity where you prepare meat and fish on a grill wood. It’s so isolated, hidden and suggestive that is already a haven for VIPs. There I even met Madonna. “

Triumph: five new models for the coming year Home Hinckley has finally lifted the veil heir of Bonneville. With it the new Thruxton and the unprecedented Twin Street. Many innovations, without forgetting the past When a model is so successful it is always very difficult act to modernize it. It happened periodically in Ducati, with its Monster, or BMW, with the GS. Even more difficult, however, you get your hands on a motorcycle inspired by the past. If a model with “modern”, in fact, a good portion of the game can only thanks to the grafting of new technology, far more complicated the work of renovation when certain technical characteristics seems can not be questioned. A hard row to hoe, the same in which she found herself in front of Triumph when he began to turn over in his hands the projects of the good old Bonneville and her sisters (Thruxton, Scrambler). Two possible solutions – at least apparently. Number one: clean break with the past, no longer a motorcycle heritage, but a modern classic style Ducati Scrambler. Very current technology, lines partially inspired by the past, but a contemporary motion in all respects and as such perceived by the public. Option Two: a few tweaks and targeted, you do not change a winning team, just a couple of things not to continue selling a motorcycle than fifteen years old. Triumph, stunned everyone, chose a third way. The new Bonneville succeeds with a triple pike to maintain a close link with the past, proposing at the same time, truly innovative technical solutions, than the models that preceded it. A completely new bike, the chassis and the engine, which seems to give a renewed impetus to the Bonneville series, to a long and lasting (more) successful. Five models, new solutions Those whose mother Triumph has taken the veil in recent hours are even five different models. It starts with a new founder, the new Bonnie, now called T120, also available in Black version. At his side he debuted the new entry-level, lower airspace and different equipment: Street is called Twin. They are joined by two models sport setting: the Thruxton Thruxton and R. What changes? As anticipated, all. But some details more than others. Things like the new engine, which on Bonneville and Thruxton even reaches 1,200 cc and that, above all, is now presented with an unprecedented liquid cooling. A choice certainly suffered, the engineers of Hinckley, who did turn up their nose to the purists – for which the Bonneville is and must remain a motorcycle with air cooling – and that the spy photos that have been circulating had left a bit ‘ puzzled too. The presence of the radiator is, in fact, a rather discordant note, this type of bike. The end result, however, seems more than good and its size at the sight should be more than offset by a large gain, in terms of usability and performance. Figures released at the time concern only the couple: the Bonnie speaks of 105 Nm at 3,100 rpm, while the Thruxton – on which the 1200 has a higher compression ratio, an air box plus and a lighter crankshaft – the value stated is 112 Nm at 4,950 rpm. Also the Street Twin mounts a liquid-cooled engine, but in this case the cubic volume is 900 cc, with a maximum torque of 80 Nm at 3200 rpm (equal, according to Triumph, to 18% more, with respect to the units of the previous generation ) and consuming less than 36% compared to the Bonneville retiring. A bike that was not there And it is the Twin Street to give shape to a version that did not exist previously, in the family of the classic branded Triumph. Conceived as a model access to the range, it is distinguished, in reality, for peculiar characteristics. Its shapes remind us with pleasure some of the more special that we preferred, in recent years, as the Clubman LSL (which is the real basis of Kawasaki, but so be it). It has a lower seat and a smaller engine than the sisters. A bike easier, particularly suited to beginners and, in the minds of men Triumph, it should be the preferred choice for those who want to give themselves to customization wildest. Not surprisingly, the range of accessories includes over 150 special three pre-packaged kits: Scrambler, Brat Tracker and Urban. For all, so much electronic Among the most important technical innovations is the epochal leap forward made by the new motion from the point of view of electronics. The choice of the field was made: yes to a full ride by wire, with customization options that follow. All five bikes have so at least two different driving modes: the “road” and “rain”. The Thruxton also map “sport”. All also they come with traction control (switchable on Thruxton), Abs series, slipper clutch, six-speed gearbox and a USB connection on the dashboard for charging phones / navigation / whatever. Strong seriously Among the most interesting things about the new bike there is also the presence of the variant R, the Thruxton. If the basic version proves to be a motorcycle really enjoyable, in terms of driving (at least on paper), the sister peppery leaves foretaste fled to the mountains as if they are long, with a bike finally, really, road (and not on a SBK to hold off), from the line very well managed and the components extremely interesting. R mounts, in fact, a Showa Big Piston front, Öhlins shock absorbers at the rear, marked radial Brembo monoblock calipers, double disc and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa. All for a power that would be around hundred horses and a weight we imagine quite content. Real pleasure. With the dome-style Ducati Paul Smart – optional – even more so. And among the accessory kit already designed by Triumph there is one – the R Thruxton Race Performance – specially designed for driving on the track. Not bad, right? Then? So beautiful there, Triumph. We really like the new bikes. We do not know how to go but we can imagine – and we expect things like “good”. No information has yet been made about the prices. Keep in mind that Bonnie have always had a large market even on second and there is, therefore, why Triumph has decided to “sell off” these models. There will certainly cheapest stuff on the market but, eye, should be worth it.

Home Hinckley has finally lifted the veil heir of Bonneville. With it the new Thruxton and the unprecedented Twin Street. Many innovations, without forgetting the past
When a model is so successful it is always very difficult act to modernize it. It happened periodically in Ducati, with its Monster, or BMW, with the GS. Even more difficult, however, you get your hands on a motorcycle inspired by the past. If a model with “modern”, in fact, a good portion of the game can only thanks to the grafting of new technology, far more complicated the work of renovation when certain technical characteristics seems can not be questioned. A hard row to hoe, the same in which she found herself in front of Triumph when he began to turn over in his hands the projects of the good old Bonneville and her sisters (Thruxton, Scrambler). Two possible solutions – at least apparently. Number one: clean break with the past, no longer a motorcycle heritage, but a modern classic style Ducati Scrambler. Very current technology, lines partially inspired by the past, but a contemporary motion in all respects and as such perceived by the public.
Option Two: a few tweaks and targeted, you do not change a winning team, just a couple of things not to continue selling a motorcycle than fifteen years old. Triumph, stunned everyone, chose a third way. The new Bonneville succeeds with a triple pike to maintain a close link with the past, proposing at the same time, truly innovative technical solutions, than the models that preceded it. A completely new bike, the chassis and the engine, which seems to give a renewed impetus to the Bonneville series, to a long and lasting (more) successful.
Five models, new solutions
Those whose mother Triumph has taken the veil in recent hours are even five different models. It starts with a new founder, the new Bonnie, now called T120, also available in Black version. At his side he debuted the new entry-level, lower airspace and different equipment: Street is called Twin. They are joined by two models sport setting: the Thruxton Thruxton and R.
What changes? As anticipated, all. But some details more than others. Things like the new engine, which on Bonneville and Thruxton even reaches 1,200 cc and that, above all, is now presented with an unprecedented liquid cooling. A choice certainly suffered, the engineers of Hinckley, who did turn up their nose to the purists – for which the Bonneville is and must remain a motorcycle with air cooling – and that the spy photos that have been circulating had left a bit ‘ puzzled too. The presence of the radiator is, in fact, a rather discordant note, this type of bike. The end result, however, seems more than good and its size at the sight should be more than offset by a large gain, in terms of usability and performance. Figures released at the time concern only the couple: the Bonnie speaks of 105 Nm at 3,100 rpm, while the Thruxton – on which the 1200 has a higher compression ratio, an air box plus and a lighter crankshaft – the value stated is 112 Nm at 4,950 rpm. Also the Street Twin mounts a liquid-cooled engine, but in this case the cubic volume is 900 cc, with a maximum torque of 80 Nm at 3200 rpm (equal, according to Triumph, to 18% more, with respect to the units of the previous generation ) and consuming less than 36% compared to the Bonneville retiring.
A bike that was not there
And it is the Twin Street to give shape to a version that did not exist previously, in the family of the classic branded Triumph. Conceived as a model access to the range, it is distinguished, in reality, for peculiar characteristics. Its shapes remind us with pleasure some of the more special that we preferred, in recent years, as the Clubman LSL (which is the real basis of Kawasaki, but so be it). It has a lower seat and a smaller engine than the sisters. A bike easier, particularly suited to beginners and, in the minds of men Triumph, it should be the preferred choice for those who want to give themselves to customization wildest. Not surprisingly, the range of accessories includes over 150 special three pre-packaged kits: Scrambler, Brat Tracker and Urban.
For all, so much electronic
Among the most important technical innovations is the epochal leap forward made by the new motion from the point of view of electronics. The choice of the field was made: yes to a full ride by wire, with customization options that follow. All five bikes have so at least two different driving modes: the “road” and “rain”. The Thruxton also map “sport”. All also they come with traction control (switchable on Thruxton), Abs series, slipper clutch, six-speed gearbox and a USB connection on the dashboard for charging phones / navigation / whatever.
Strong seriously
Among the most interesting things about the new bike there is also the presence of the variant R, the Thruxton. If the basic version proves to be a motorcycle really enjoyable, in terms of driving (at least on paper), the sister peppery leaves foretaste fled to the mountains as if they are long, with a bike finally, really, road (and not on a SBK to hold off), from the line very well managed and the components extremely interesting. R mounts, in fact, a Showa Big Piston front, Öhlins shock absorbers at the rear, marked radial Brembo monoblock calipers, double disc and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa. All for a power that would be around hundred horses and a weight we imagine quite content. Real pleasure. With the dome-style Ducati Paul Smart – optional – even more so. And among the accessory kit already designed by Triumph there is one – the R Thruxton Race Performance – specially designed for driving on the track. Not bad, right?
Then?
So beautiful there, Triumph. We really like the new bikes. We do not know how to go but we can imagine – and we expect things like “good”. No information has yet been made about the prices. Keep in mind that Bonnie have always had a large market even on second and there is, therefore, why Triumph has decided to “sell off” these models. There will certainly cheapest stuff on the market but, eye, should be worth it.
Home Hinckley has finally lifted the veil heir of Bonneville. With it the new Thruxton and the unprecedented Twin Street. Many innovations, without forgetting the past
When a model is so successful it is always very difficult act to modernize it. It happened periodically in Ducati, with its Monster, or BMW, with the GS. Even more difficult, however, you get your hands on a motorcycle inspired by the past. If a model with “modern”, in fact, a good portion of the game can only thanks to the grafting of new technology, far more complicated the work of renovation when certain technical characteristics seems can not be questioned. A hard row to hoe, the same in which she found herself in front of Triumph when he began to turn over in his hands the projects of the good old Bonneville and her sisters (Thruxton, Scrambler). Two possible solutions – at least apparently. Number one: clean break with the past, no longer a motorcycle heritage, but a modern classic style Ducati Scrambler. Very current technology, lines partially inspired by the past, but a contemporary motion in all respects and as such perceived by the public.
Option Two: a few tweaks and targeted, you do not change a winning team, just a couple of things not to continue selling a motorcycle than fifteen years old. Triumph, stunned everyone, chose a third way. The new Bonneville succeeds with a triple pike to maintain a close link with the past, proposing at the same time, truly innovative technical solutions, than the models that preceded it. A completely new bike, the chassis and the engine, which seems to give a renewed impetus to the Bonneville series, to a long and lasting (more) successful.
Five models, new solutions
Those whose mother Triumph has taken the veil in recent hours are even five different models. It starts with a new founder, the new Bonnie, now called T120, also available in Black version. At his side he debuted the new entry-level, lower airspace and different equipment: Street is called Twin. They are joined by two models sport setting: the Thruxton Thruxton and R.
What changes? As anticipated, all. But some details more than others. Things like the new engine, which on Bonneville and Thruxton even reaches 1,200 cc and that, above all, is now presented with an unprecedented liquid cooling. A choice certainly suffered, the engineers of Hinckley, who did turn up their nose to the purists – for which the Bonneville is and must remain a motorcycle with air cooling – and that the spy photos that have been circulating had left a bit ‘ puzzled too. The presence of the radiator is, in fact, a rather discordant note, this type of bike. The end result, however, seems more than good and its size at the sight should be more than offset by a large gain, in terms of usability and performance. Figures released at the time concern only the couple: the Bonnie speaks of 105 Nm at 3,100 rpm, while the Thruxton – on which the 1200 has a higher compression ratio, an air box plus and a lighter crankshaft – the value stated is 112 Nm at 4,950 rpm. Also the Street Twin mounts a liquid-cooled engine, but in this case the cubic volume is 900 cc, with a maximum torque of 80 Nm at 3200 rpm (equal, according to Triumph, to 18% more, with respect to the units of the previous generation ) and consuming less than 36% compared to the Bonneville retiring.
A bike that was not there
And it is the Twin Street to give shape to a version that did not exist previously, in the family of the classic branded Triumph. Conceived as a model access to the range, it is distinguished, in reality, for peculiar characteristics. Its shapes remind us with pleasure some of the more special that we preferred, in recent years, as the Clubman LSL (which is the real basis of Kawasaki, but so be it). It has a lower seat and a smaller engine than the sisters. A bike easier, particularly suited to beginners and, in the minds of men Triumph, it should be the preferred choice for those who want to give themselves to customization wildest. Not surprisingly, the range of accessories includes over 150 special three pre-packaged kits: Scrambler, Brat Tracker and Urban.
For all, so much electronic
Among the most important technical innovations is the epochal leap forward made by the new motion from the point of view of electronics. The choice of the field was made: yes to a full ride by wire, with customization options that follow. All five bikes have so at least two different driving modes: the “road” and “rain”. The Thruxton also map “sport”. All also they come with traction control (switchable on Thruxton), Abs series, slipper clutch, six-speed gearbox and a USB connection on the dashboard for charging phones / navigation / whatever.
Strong seriously
Among the most interesting things about the new bike there is also the presence of the variant R, the Thruxton. If the basic version proves to be a motorcycle really enjoyable, in terms of driving (at least on paper), the sister peppery leaves foretaste fled to the mountains as if they are long, with a bike finally, really, road (and not on a SBK to hold off), from the line very well managed and the components extremely interesting. R mounts, in fact, a Showa Big Piston front, Öhlins shock absorbers at the rear, marked radial Brembo monoblock calipers, double disc and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa. All for a power that would be around hundred horses and a weight we imagine quite content. Real pleasure. With the dome-style Ducati Paul Smart – optional – even more so. And among the accessory kit already designed by Triumph there is one – the R Thruxton Race Performance – specially designed for driving on the track. Not bad, right?
Then?
So beautiful there, Triumph. We really like the new bikes. We do not know how to go but we can imagine – and we expect things like “good”. No information has yet been made about the prices. Keep in mind that Bonnie have always had a large market even on second and there is, therefore, why Triumph has decided to “sell off” these models. There will certainly cheapest stuff on the market but, eye, should be worth it.

OLYMPIA OF GREECE, THE LIFE OF LUXURY PRINCESS

Olympia of Greece, luxurious life of Princess
blackest summer for the country
A dip in Capri, one in Mykonos and one in the Bahamas, from a luxury hotel to a boat flying the Italian nbandiera in the company of his dog from clutch and friends. The summer (as well as the rest of the year) of the life of Maria Olympia of Greece is carefully documented on Instagram. The girl, 19, blonde and thin, is the daughter of Paul of Greece, Hellenic crown prince (and even the Prince of Denmark) and the American millionaire’s daughter Marie-Chantal.
Its photos fill the tabloids and is attracting some criticism: in a delicate period for Greece its lifestyle five star seems to run up against the ATM eyedropper, the resignation of the prime minister, the dreaded return to the drachma.

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Moreover, the monarchy in Greece was deposed in 1973, and she was born in New York and raised in London, where he lives, the country is little more than a tourist.

Get the selfie is a disease?

According to some studies, yes, insane narcissism and psychopathology behind the obsession for the self-portrait

Obsession of selfie has something pathological. It is the thesis of a study of 800 men by Jesse Fox, assistant professor of communication at Ohio State, and Margaret Rooney. The research titled “The Dark Triad” in reference to what Fox calls “not a nice personality constellation” in reference to the set of selfie and that would consist of “narcissism as an extreme focus on oneself”, “Machiavellianism as manipulation other “and” impulsiveness psychopathological selfless to others. ” A fairly bleak. But the news is full of incidents of people dying by accident or committed suicide because of a selfie, a sign that a fund “noir” – as claimed by Fox – can cloud up to that point, the reasoning so that some speak of “selficidio”.
The study published in Personality and Individual Differences believes that while the company is a formidable instrument of social relations, there is a niche of users that you have found a very big stage for his own narcissism.

Especially those who frequently change the picture on Facebook or Instagram may have narcissistic traits. Similar observations were reported last year in a study of 400 men and women published in Social Networking. Post photos on social can in many cases have a positive effect on their world of relationships and also on the psychological, and in any case are not the company, according to experts, because of narcissism, but rather an opportunity to make it emerge. Never before in history have we been able to get in touch with millions of people through a photo at such low cost. For clinicians all have a touch – and even more – of narcissism, but there is a narcissism “good” or “bad” one that immerses you to the point in selfie edge of a cliff to fall down.

Because in the 80s he weighed less than today

A search of the York University of Toronto revealed that a twenty-five today weighs on average between 5 and 10% in more than one of his ancestors ’70s and’ 80s. And the cause, it seems, is to be found between the table and the bed

In the 80-dominated outfits exercise of Fame (and the vain attempts of many girls to replicate the ballets of Flashdance) it was easier to stay in shape. So says a study by a team of researchers from York University in Toronto, who analyzed data collected between 1971 and 2008 approximately 36,400 Americans: the investigation has shown that, in particular between 1988 and 2006, The average body mass index of the adults has risen by as much 2.3 kg / m², with the same physical activity, eating habits and calories assimilated daily. What does this mean? Simple, that a twenty-five today weighs between 5 and 10 percent more of its consideration of the 70s and 80s. Despite devote the same time to the sport and eat the same things.

Something, then, has changed in our lives, going to affect the metabolism of our body. Sure, a genetic component has to be considered, as well as the daily habits: lack of sleep – which contribute stress and abuse of technology – can facilitate weight gain.

Among the other factors identified by the research, we find the possible exposure to chemical agents, which can have a direct effect on the hormones that regulate metabolism, and the use of drugs (antidepressants, for example, interfere significantly on the assimilation of mass fat). Then there is one last issue that affects the intestinal flora: more presence of meat in our diet and the intake of substances such as sweeteners can affect the presence and the work of microorganisms that convert the food in our intestines.

Alessandra Ambrosio ‘always on vacation’. And the social life runs on social

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Alessandra Ambrosio ‘always on vacation’. And the social life runs on social
September 18, 2015 Summer and super mundane life for the beautiful Alessandra Ambrosio. The supermodel, 34, goes everywhere attracts the attention, especially on social. Rome, Los Angeles, Mykonos and Venice are just some of the stages that the Brazilian supermodel has done in this long summer. The Ambrosio was however very clear from the beginning ‘coining’ hashtag #foreveronvacation (forever on vacation) with whom he delighted to selfie, but not limited to, its more than 4 million and a half followers. And here it is then to Rome for the winter campaign of Victoria’s Secret or on vacation with her husband and children between Greece and Paris; or even in Venice on the red carpet at the Film Festival

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Word of mouth. Greece, a new hotel in the late summer to Rhodes

Late summer, this year’s’ boom of who prolongs the summer holidays in September (+ 7%) and October (+ 5%). In Italy, in Sicily head. And in the Aegean Sea, the islands’ south where the sun and the water remain warm until late autumn.

As in Rhodes where he was inaugurated Kokkini Porta Rossa, a boutique hotel in a historic mansion, between the old walls of the Knights of St. John for 11 km that surround the Old Town, the city ‘medieval, UNESCO heritage. Only 5 suites no smoking with arches and stone walls of the original building dating back to the Knights, masters of the island for two centuries, from 1309 until the Ottoman conquest in 1522. But after the arrival of Suleiman, in that stone house clearly have lived in harmony Jewish families, Muslim and Christian. And now each room bears the name of those who lived, OrhanKatina, Deniz, Irini and Gulbin with sleeping loft typical of traditional homes.

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The interior? A mix of historical and modern, medieval niches and iPad in every room, antique and contemporary furniture, pillow menu, and Frette linens, bath (tub or shower) and prints of 7-800, LCD TV, Free WiFi and-white photos and Black immortalising sailing ships and brigs in the harbor of the port, the characters in fez and Turkish clothes. At the entrance of Kokkini Porta Rossa, a piano and living room-library with books in all languages, the collection of National Geographic, message boards with harness horse in silver, French prints and maps of 700 Dodecanese. From the living you can see the kitchen counter, the kingdom of Ornella Malacarne, the Italian chef who prepares breakfast with the same commitment required for a dinner of falls. Served in the courtyard, the other living in the hotel: vegetable quiche, sweet light but delicious, homemade jams, fruit salads triumphal white and wholemeal bread, sage honey from the island of Karpathos. In the evening, aperitif wines with new, young and enterprising Greek producers. And always prepared dinners on request by Ornella.
Just in front of the red front door there ‘the Byzantine church of San Giovanni Battista (1470), open to visitors in the evening: it was restored by the owners of the hotel, Nikos Voulgaridis and his wife, and frescoes in the vaults in barrel. A hotel for beach holidays although far from the sea, but in the heart of the story.

Those who book a minimum four-day free rental car to reach the beaches most ‘nearby. Among the rocks of Kallithea, the former baths built during the Italian occupation 8 km from the city, there are five beaches, Thassos and Oasis are the most beautiful with their seaside taverns. Farthest Afandou, 4 km of sand and small stones, deserted even in August. Of note here Katholiki, popular restaurant famous for chickpea fritters and other homemade dishes (tel.0030.2241.052066 / 053,291). It takes its name from the nearby Byzantine church built like a puzzle with marble columns and capitals of an ancient temple.

An address in Old Town. Shopping: jewelry designer from The magic in Odos Omirou, and Witch & Cat, a boutique at 10 Ippodamou full of friendly cats; Asters, rigatterie- copper smith in odos Fanouriou. The dinner is to be recommended in the garden of Marco Polo Mansion, creative Greek cuisine but not outlandish: try the spinach salad, orange and pomegranate; pork tenderloin with figs, beans mousse with caramelized onions (penalty booking:; el. 0030.2241.025562). Do not miss the Archaeological Museum, the exhibition from the Louvre, on the pottery of ancient Rhodes.

Info: kokkiniporta.com.
Prices: for two people b & b, with aperitif, soft drinks from the mini bar, food products as gifts, from 240 euro up to 6 October; 200 € until 8 November. Free car rental for those who book a minimum of 4 days.

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Apple and Google, not on my car

 
Want to see that the end is right Harald Wester? The German engineer in charge of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, to my observation on the dearth of driver assistance systems and connectivity of Ghibli, replied with an eloquent “so do not use them no.”

Confirming the words of Wester arrives in these hours from the United States: according to the report Drive (Driver Vehicle Interactive Experience) JD Power, 20% of the holders of a new car has never used 16 of the 33 board devices taken into consideration by the study. For a customer of 5, half of today’s technologies mounted on a car would be useless.

Americans also indicate a ranking of the systems less appreciated: services on board (43%), wi-fi router (38%), automatic parking (35%), head-up display (33%) and installed apps directly the House (32%).

Not only. At the expense would be even more trendy CarPlay Apple and Google Android Car: despite the race car industry to chase the giants of Silicon Valley, systems that replicate the contents of your smartphone, do not seem to hit the mark at least one-fifth of the participants in the research. It does not do anything that you call Apple and Google. Sign that the guide will continue to be associated with the cell with the inevitable security risks.

Luckily there are also more positive news, especially for investment billionaires automotive industry: according to the report American drivers appreciate more systems of safety and driving pleasure as on-board diagnostics, the alert of a vehicle in the blind spot and the adaptive cruise control. Encouraging results for the cars to autonomous driving. For all due respect to Wester.

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Singles holidays in September 2015: Last Minute to have fun and find your soul mate

 

The holidays for singles are always a good opportunity to spend some days of fun, relaxation, and why not, to find the soul mate who could have given us as a break away from the chaos of every day. In this case, here is what the last-minute deals to be seized to make a truly unique gift. The summer now there is waving, why we choose for our holidays in September 2015 seaside places where you can still breathe the salty that we will in the coming winter months.

In Greece you can experience nights full of fun and events that still animate the island, but also tear the last slices of sun in a season that, we have to say, we did not miss. Who knows Greece knows that the places to stop are so many, who does not know will be able to do on this holiday that will make it unforgettable. Stay in Mykonos, the Pension Marmaras for 7 nights 7 to 14 September will cost 315 Euros for a double room budget.

It can not miss Ibiza as a destination for singles where you can find everything you look for: local, happy hour, new experiences, beautiful beaches. The days here will be full of fun with the beaches that are still full of people from all over the world and with that evening will be full of knowledge and events to see that in Ibiza never fail. The Piscis Park, just 150 meters from the beach and just 300 from the heart of nightlife where there are historical buildings of San Antonio, offers a double room for 7 nights (7-14 September) to 368.70 euro: a bargain.

Even Italy will lose the primacy of fun. The Adriatic Coast has always been a place of nightlife where singles (but not only) organize their holidays. Even here the beaches and nightlife will be the masters in the journey in late summer. Milano Marittima is the undisputed capital of Romagna evening entertainment with its street bars and discos. Stay here at Caesar Hotel for 7 nights in the period 7 to 14 September will cost 300 euro for a single room with sea view balcony and breakfast included.

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September 2015: TEN DESTINATIONS IDEAL FOR TRAVEL

 

Fancy a holiday, here is selected for you the best destinations for the month of September.
Summer, vacation time, holidays, relaxing. Regardless of the chosen destination, either at the beach or in the mountains, in Italy or abroad, the desire of all is relax and pleasant days. Most Italians have already reached the resort towns, where they will spend the August or the following week, which promises to be hot. Many others, however, expected in September 2015.

Travel in September is a solution that offers many advantages: the weather is usually good, still hot enough to choose beach destinations, the prices are affordable and the holiday destinations generally less crowded than in July and August. And then, why not start in September? We selected ten ideal destinations for the month of September:

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In Europe, northern Germany offers breathtaking natural scenery. An ideal destination in September, attention this year to the weather forecast. Also in Europe, Austria and Switzerland will enchant you with their green, the mountain lakes, the enchanting scenery.
France awaits you with its cities. Provence is a viable alternative.
Portugal.
In Canada, a popular destination at this time is Quebec.
In the US West Coast, and in particular the City of Angels and San Francisco.
Africa: the resort on the Red Sea, Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, but also Morocco and imperial cities, the desert.
In Italy all over the south and the two largest islands await you with their heavenly sea, the sun and the warmth of its people.
For a beach holiday, the Canary Islands, in front of the Morocco: Gran Canary, Fuerteventura, Tenerife.
The Balearic Islands, Spain. In particular, Ibiza and Formentera are exceptional in September. United disco the first and the second of the wild, both will welcome you with their crystal-clear sea and white beaches.
Greece and its islands, the sea and the white city: Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Mykonos.

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Cheap holidays in September 2015: cheap seaside, from Sardinia to Greece

 

Can you cut out a week of vacation in September? Lucky you! Simply take a look at our offers low cost to find out where to go to sea without breaking the bank: from Sardinia to Greece, economic opportunities are not lacking!
Are you planning to go on holiday in September, but still do not know exactly where? The time is ripe to start looking for some financial offer that allows you to spend less. Obviously without sacrificing natural beauty, relaxation and fun.

– Cheap holidays in Sardinia. Venetian friends will be delighted to know that thanks to the low cost airline Volotea to September you can fly at a time of Cagliari at surprisingly affordable rates. You would have never dreamed to treat yourself (or rather, to give) a stay at a price so beneficial? Starting September 15 and back 23, for example, you can still get a ticket to / ra just over 63 Euros. Check out the selection of wonderful beaches can be found in Cagliari (even if the weather turns spectacular, you can still enjoy the pleasure of a walk beside the sea) and take the opportunity to quickly book a room in Santa Margherita di Pula, which he is ready to welcome the Camping Flumendosa structure with beach front where you will stay for 8 nights for only 330 euro.

– Cheap Holidays in Greece. Feel like a hit-and-escape in Kos? From September 13 to 16 you can start taking advantage of an offer Ryanair (ticket / ra 113 EUR per person); for the living among the many economic opportunities that still offers the island, we point out in particular that of Yiorgos Hotel, structure with excellent feedback which is just 50 meters from the beach: 3 nights for the price of only 99,90 €. Unbeatable also offer the Olympia Hotel, which has the advantage of being close to some archaeological sites of value: here the price for 3 nights drops to EUR 83.70. Before the journey home, we would like to suggest the link useful Viaggiaresicuri.it, where you can find all the information that you should know before leaving for the country.

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Lindsay Lohan, relax in Mykonos:

Lindsay Lohan, relax in Mykonos:
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Lindsay Lohan wins Mykonos. The blonde Hollywood star, filed its tumultuous history between alcohol and problems with the law, you can enjoy a little ‘well-deserved relaxation on vacation.

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The American actress is sweeping his fans with some hot shots on Instagram, not least that of a few days ago from the resort where you are shooting in the mirror topless, covered only by the slip. A selfie really hot.

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FROM IBIZA TO NEO dumplings A SINGLE, HERE ARE 10 HOLIDAYMAKERS YOU ARE ON FACEBOOK rosicare

Have you ever thought about what a terrible torture undergo your Facebook friends, were in town, every time you post your vacation photos?
Some will return the favor by posting their snapshots in a kind of give and take in the name of exhibitionism. Others, however, that for one reason or another will spend August in the city also continue to nail biting, biting his elbows and give you any kind of cannibalism. To all these we want to laugh about it and say that people are really happy you enjoy the moment rather than interrupt it with a post or a click.
Here are the 10 that make us vacationers Facebook rosicare to die, attention this article contains irony and even a touch of envy.

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Generally their photos are a riot of skirts, dresses, wedges and skimpy costumes. They are beautiful, indeed beautiful, and if you do not have the air of the island of fun makes those already at the airport. Incredible!

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The Marple in Mykonos are worthy considerations for the chicks in Ibiza. “What happens in Mykonos is in Mykonos” uh … no, if you go on papering Facebook with pictures of your conquests.

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Do not you explain how that friend of yours who has never worked in his life can afford a sailboat and a beautiful blonde? Simply because he rented the first, the second is his cousin.

The NOSTALGIC

Also this year about their holiday in places childhood and after two weeks of selfie with old friends, before leaving to write embarrassing post goodbye to the mountains and all those who “have made the holiday unique.”

WHO IS SATISFIED SO SO ENJOY …

Do not pretend that “it is better one day at Ostia or seaplane that 20 Caribbean”. No matter how wonderful cheap holidays, you could be more daring and push you to Circeo or Lido.

THE LOVERS

At least in the summer have mercy on us, please.

IN FAMILY

The trip with mom, grandma but especially with dad is a classic. We do not think that you have absolutely complex and are sexually inexperienced as the poor Christian.

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She has left the day before traveling to Ibiza with her friends? Returns the favor and post photos of your holiday of freedom and fun.

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Distant relatives hated fashion of hot dogs on the beach, these horrible pictures they want to show how clear the water in which wallow. Who tells me that you are really in Sardinia?

I PREFER THE MOUNTAIN …
Care girls favorite summer the harsh climate of Northern Europe to the tranquility of the sea, what you hide under those heavy sweaters?

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Barcelona, ​​Mykonos and Brighton three LGBT festival in August

Three international events not to be missed.

At a time to Italy so hot, and not only climatically, it’s good to choose a destination fresh to make a fresh experience. Cool in the sense of invigorating, dynamic, open, cheerful. “Gay”, in short, which in English means just that, “cheerful”. Thus leaving behind the burdens of the controversy about the law Cirinnà, that in these hot summer months seeking an agreement to regulate the emotional life of people LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and Intersex), currently excluded from full citizenship.

And since that is all the rage, including heterosexual people, join battles homo, attending events, at parties, at exhibitions, festivals, parades, pride, here are three international appointments missed. To mark definitely on the agenda, both for fun quotient, both as an opportunity for arcobalenizzare its position in the world and in life, just as he recently successfully proposed Facebook with its image-profile option. The first of the festival is the hetero-friendly Brighton Pride (brighton-pride.org), the first and 2 August.

The English city is definitely the San Francisco European point of reference for the LGBTQI community in Europe. This is in effect the most important Pride of our continent, and has thousands of visitors every year, not only gay, but all ready to side with human rights. It starts with the Parade in the morning, which culminates, as always, to Preston Park for the main event: to await the procession, djs sets, street dances and metcatini for every taste. While the parade is free, who wants to join the party must do, however, the ticket of € 25.

The Circuit Festival, for those who prefer the south, is held instead in Barcelona 5 to 16 August (circuitfestival.net). Born seven years ago, it has quickly become a meeting area for many inhabitants of the planet because of the extraordinary ability to entertain kids and adults of all sexual orientations.

It is a series of pool parties with no stop dj set of worldwide fame that would unleash anyone. The final event, strictly set in a water park, it’s enough to make your head spin as inveterate party-goer. With around 350 Euros you can access all the events.

Finally, the festival cult for the faunas and international LGBTQI & friends: the XLSIOR Mykonos (xlsiorfestival.com). From August 19 to 23 this year goes on stage one of the most exclusive gay events in the world. The location, the island perhaps most charming and picturesque of all Greece, promises comfort to 100% and zero inconvenience to tourists, despite the difficulties experienced by the country. Excellent opportunity, indeed, to support, together with the rights LGBTQI, also the birthplace of our Europe. Many evenings scheduled for this year 2015, and, although, given the frequent sold-out, it’s hard to get tickets for the entire event, you can groped to buy individual events.

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