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LONDON Co-author: Nigel PacquetteLondon is a world cultural capital with strengths in the arts, fashion, finance and tourism. It boasts four UNESCO World Heritage Sites and an incredibly rich history dating back two millennia. This year has seen it feature a significant portion of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and is hosting the 30th Summer Olympic Games. Though you may not believe it, they know how to relax and slow the pace down. Going to visit will take more than a few days, so here are just some of the ‘must see’ sights. Buckingham Palace As the most famous palace in the world it has been the home of the Monarch since 1837. When the Queen is in residence the Royal Standard will be flown alongside the Union Jack. During the summer months the ‘Changing of the Guard’ ceremony starts daily at 11:30 and the State Rooms are open to visitors. The Tower of London One of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Tower of London was originally built in the 11th century. Steeped in history, two of Henry VIII’s wives were beheaded here and throughout the centuries, it has served prominent roles as a palace, prison, and royal mint to name a few. Today, it is most famous for its Beefeater Guards and for being home to some of the world’s largest and interesting gems, the Crown Jewels. Palace of Westminster While this is the official name, you’ll probably be a lot more familiar with ‘Houses of Parliament’, and even more with ‘Big Ben’, the name given to the bell of the clock. Deriving its official name from when it was a royal palace in the 11th century, it is another of the UNESCO sites in London. The meeting place of the two houses of Parliament, it is only a short walk from Downing Street, home of the Prime Minister and Westminster Abbey, where Prince William wed last year and where all sovereigns have been crowned since the same century. Southbank & the London Eye The South Bank is located opposite the Palace of Westminster and filled with a significant number of arts and entertainment. When built here in 1999, The London Eye was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world (443 feet) and as such offers spectacular aerial views of London, including the Palace of Westminster. It is extremely modern; the capsules have a sci-fi movie look, are air conditioned, and can carry up to 25 passengers. Notting Hill and Portobello Located in the Western part of London, this neighbourhood has become one of the most expensive areas to live in. It is perfect to shop and walk around. The market has a wide range of products and styles including antiques, clothing, and books. Saturday is a very good day to have more choices but it is busy. During the week you can quietly walk around and explore what the area has to offer. Food lovers will have lots of restaurants to pick from and vegetarians will be happy at the “Grain Store”. Oxford Street, Regent Street and New Bond Street, Sloane Street / Shopping Home to some of the premier shopping districts in the world, there won’t be much you can’t buy on these streets! From Abercrombie to Zara, from boutiques to department, Harrods and Selfridges, it’s all here. In fact, during the summer, shopping hours have been extended so you have even more time to buy whatever it is that takes your fancy. Other spots to see The Saint Paul Cathedral, Trafalgar Square and Nelson’s Column, Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, the Saint James Palace and Park. The tip corner - London is also home to countless restaurants. Be sure to take full advantage of this, there won’t be a cuisine you can’t find. - Visit some of the museums such as the British, Natural History, Science, Victoria & Albert museums. - Predominantly around Shaftsbury Avenue, the street signs have ‘Theatreland’ written on them. This, as the name suggests, is the Broadway of Britain boasting, a variety of theatrical entertainment from plays to musicals and inprov comedy to long-running classics. For the prepared, be sure to book in advance. - Consider buying a ticket for one of the open-topped bus companies that operate, as they will stop at a lot of these destinations as well as tell you much more of the fascination history. - Harrods is an amazing high-end store located in a very old but renovated building. You will see unusual products and it has a very nice architecture. It is an interesting stop. - Camden Market is the perfect spot to buy second hand clothing. You will also find a wide variety of fresh food at an affordable price. Try to get there early to avoid the crowd. - Islington is the place to go to party at night or chill during the day. - Try to make the guards of the palace smile. This is a real challenge!!
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Being bilingual opened doors to Andy and anyone contemplating on have a career in acting should consider different markets. Although Hollywood is what is famous, there are a lot of opportunities for Latin and European countries. Here is a reason to learn a second language! Andy always knew he wanted to act; he started working in the acting field at 17 and took the risk of not going to college to pursue his career. He realizes that a lot of artists struggle and says “I am truly blessed that my career took off at a very young age comparing to other actors also trying to make it in this industry”. Even if there is some luck in his path, Andy worked hard to get where he is and has always shown dedication and professionalism. According to him a great actor has to keep learning, training in acting classes and rehearsing to experience something new every day. A lot of practice and hard work is required even if sometimes it is very hard physically and emotionally. He admits “I sacrificed a lot to get where I am now, friends, family, even relationships. Sometimes you need to let go of things even if you don’t want to in order to get where you want to be”. Being a celebrity is not only sparkles and success, anyone contemplating to be in the industry should be aware of the consequences. When Andy has to become his character he starts off by doing a lot of research to understand how people react in reality. For his role in ‘Relaciones Peligrosas’, Cassius is bullied. Knowing that helped Andy land the role because he knew how these kids reacted, felt and thought. Modelixir asked him how he can memorize his lines and he came out with an answer that will be useful for all of us “I sing my lines in many different ways; I say my lines with an Alpacino accent, a British accent”. Why we asked? “I work my lines in order to not let them come out in one specific way. Like this when I face the camera, I get to say it how I feel it, and it looks real to the audience”. Now that we know about the preparation Modelixir wanted to know how it goes on the job. Andy corrected us saying that for him it is not a job because he loves what he does! He feels like he is with his family, they joke around backstage but when the director calls everyone in to shoot, then it is professional. What a nice job to be able to have fun, do what you love and make a living out of it. This is how life should be! Andy still wants to explore new roles and would love to be a “bad character”, he says “I would have a lot more to deal with if I was a villain rather than a good guy”. He finds inspiration in actors such as Denzel Washington and Johnny Depp, who have been able to play a lot of different roles over the years and gave him the strength to pursue his dream. Soon you will be able to see him in a film and a documentary but not only that! He wrote and will be producing a short scene that he called “I’m feeling while she’s healing”. It looks like Andy is not settled yet and has a lot of plans for the future. Keep an eye on him! Interview Of A ... FEMA Photographer Adam DUBROWA Adam Dubrowa has been working for The United States Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency for 12 years with a career emphasis on crisis communications. He has acted on behalf of the agency as a photographer and spokesperson during some of the most difficult times in US history. He has had the opportunity to work with leading scientists, subject matter experts, and trailblazers capturing their perspectives while delivering accurate and timely information to the press. He has responded to the terrorist attacks of 911, Hurricanes, and multiple catastrophes across the county. Today Adam is with us, really calm and happy to talk to Modelixir’s readers about what this type of photography requires. 1. How and when did you become interested in photography? Describe your photography experience/education. My father worked on the Foreign Affairs Committee, in Washington, DC. One of his duties was the supervision of the media- (the news pool is what they called it on Capitol Hill in those days.) As a vietnam veteran, my father was leary to ever trust the reporters and he had a reputation of a no- nonsense stuart of the committee room. But one day he allowed a photographer to follow him home on the Amtrak train to do a story on his 77 mile one way commute. This photographer was also a veitnam veteran, and a satelitte communications expert, my dad thought it would be a good idea for him to come by to look at our satelitte dish for a clearer television picture while capturing his story. It was the 80’s, and I was ten when my Dad and Ric Odonnell pulled up our lane with a satellitte truck and all of these fancy cameras. Immediately I was interested because they streamed clint eastwood movies just out of the theatres into our sony trinitron… amazed, and so thrilled at the hollywood features into my living room, Ric placed a Hasselblad 503cx into my hand and told me to go out and shoot a roll. The film for Hasselblad 2.25 was 120 fiilm in those days, so I had 12 shots. I shot 12 composed pictures of farm animals, dogs, and pastures. I even shot some family members. Ric took interest in me as I began to assist my father during committee hearings more often. Later he introduced me to his father, the Hiroshima disaster photographer Joe O’donnell who was also a retired white house photographer. They gave me cameras, film, tips, and introduced me to several famous photographers in several different generas, this was the beginning. 2. What kind of camera do you use? I was a Nikon ambassador for over 20 years but I recently switched to a Canon 5d Mark III. I could not ignore the improved technology and was tired of Nikon holding back their sensor sizes. 3. Besides your camera, what equipment/tools do you use most in your work? Adobe creative suite, long life battery packs, beatuy dish heads for portraiture, prophoto’ packs for light sources, 4 packs and 4 HEADS for three point lighting, and don’t forget the smoke machine. 4. Describe your overall photography aesthetic or style. I would say that my style is pleasing to the eyes but it is kind of general, isn’t it? I love to photograph landscapes, canyons, antyhing related to natural history, science, and nature. However, I adapt to the market demand, my client’s needs and often develop an image according to the team’s vision. At the end of the day, I think I am very versatile in my aesthetic. 5. What inspires your work (e.g., other photographers, nature, fashion, etc.) My inspiration comes from trail blazers, Ansel Adams, David Doubilet just to name a few. They inspire me because I want to learn from their photo experiences in the field and out in nature. Nature is my biggest inspiration, I try to tie nature into today’s world in industrial themes. I like to bring out the natural elements in an urban areas when possible, I just demonstrated this on a shoot in Pittbsburg, PA. 6. What is your most striking memory as a photographer? Shooting a poker game in a remote fishing cabin where the elder won the hand with a royal straight flush, that moment of discovery was the luckiest shot and most striking memory. 7. What is your favorite form of photography and why? What are some of your favorite subjects? My favorite form of photography is
commercial because you have a lot of creative tools, and creative people coming together for one goal. Shooting for a highly regarded brand, and given the opportunity to define their brand into a single message is a high pressure challenge, and that is where I feel most comfortable. 8. In your opinion, what makes a good photo? Besides the technical aspect you have to have luck! 9. Which qualities do you look for in a model? Are you hands-on or do you prefer to stay behind the camera? Hands on in the beginning to introduce my ideas and thoughts, and then it is time to get down to business. 10. What advice would you give to an aspiring photographer? Find mentors, you will need more than one. 11. What are the most common photography mistakes, and what’s your advice on how to avoid them? My first mentor said “you have to master lighting.” After many lessons, I found that he was right…so when you are shooting a scene, think about how the light will look, morning, noon, and sunset. Pick one, and make it sparkle the best to your ability. 12. What are your views in photo editing? Describe your process. Photo editing… edit in camera, process in Photoshop, shoot 1st edit post. I shoot raw files digitally, and this allows me to push or pull three stops without damaging the blacks, great latitude to have six stops grace by shooting raw. And process through Photoshop CS6 to JPEG large. I really think the darkroom has shrunk into a little computer window, and I’m just fine with that. 13. Which historical event would you have liked to shoot? Apollo Moon Landing. 14. How do you think the Internet has affected the photography industry? (i.e., online stores, industry-specific websites, forums, etc.) It has completely bypassed the old school tradition of coming up by example through a senior…the “right way.” In photography, secrets and innovations are better passed by example from lips to ears. Farming is the same way. 15. Which photographers do you look up to and why? Andrea Booher for her courage. Maryse Alberti for her grace. Steve McCurry for his natural portraiture. Frans Lanting and David Doubilet for their amazing natural images. Bill Koplitz for his patience.
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Who said the beach was just about sun-tanning? If you are a hyperactive type, lying down on the beach might be more of a torture than a fun time. Remember to put on sunscreen every two hours and more if you go in the water. Also avoid exposure between 12 to 4pm when the sun is the strongest. Take a walk Walking on the sand is a very good exercise; it will tone your legs and butt. You can also alternate with walking in the cold water, this will boost your circulation and it is great for people suffering with heavy legs syndrome. Play cards If it is not too windy, playing cards is a great way to stay entertained without having to carry something heavy. You can play games alone or with friends and use sea shells as tokens. Read a good book A book is heavier than a magazine so no risk of flying around. It will keep you busy for a while. Besides there is nothing like a good book to stimulate your imagination and help you improve your vocabulary. Pick from your favorite type: suspense, love, history, etc… no excuse not to get a library card! Play racquets Racquets are fun and an excellent cardio exercise. If you have a competitive opponent, you will surely jump, run and be challenged. Organize a beach volley tournament Do you like to go to the beach in a big group? A tournament is a great way to get everyone involved and motivated. You can add to the fun by preparing a prize for the winning team. After watching the Olympic Games, there is no doubt you notice the beautiful bodies of the athletes of this discipline. Snorkel Going to the beach and not getting in the water is like going to U.K and not eat their fish and chips! Bring a mask and a tuba and check what is under the water. Swimming is an excellent exercise to build your muscle mass without high impact to your articulation. Remember to stay in supervised zones. Build a sand castle Who said that only kids can play with sand? Being grown up gives you an edge and the possibility to build something unique. Be creative, it can be a spaceship or a raft. Don’t be shy! Potiche First and Foremost (Crystal Kolbert) As the recent and worn out debate surrounding women’s reproductive rights drudges along, Melinda Gates has set out on a controversial mission to bring female contraceptives to the developing world. In a recent article on www.guardian.co.uk.com, Faustina Fynn-Nyame, the director of Marie Stopes International in Ghana, commented about Mrs. Gate’s recent cause by saying that, «This is an issue that we have ignored for far too long and every day women are dying and having children they struggle to feed and cannot send to school because they have too many. But they cannot choose how many they have. They deserve the right that women in the west take for granted.» All in favor raise your hand high. You can’t see me right now, but my hand is raised so high that it has left Earth and is somewhere in outer space. Yet… YASMIN, YAZ, BEYAZ, and SAFYRAL, oral contraceptives created by BAYER contain a progestin known as DROSPIRENONE (DRSP) and an estrogen called Ethinyl Estradiol (EE). Combined, these two active ingredients have created health hazardous birth control pills linked to blood clotting which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Birth control blood clots typically can occur within the lower part of the body known as Deep Vein Thrombosis or within the lungs known as Pulmonary Emboli. Blood thinners are used to treat clots that are discovered in time. But for those that are not, immediate death can occur. Thus far, there are close to 12,000 pending lawsuits against BAYER with settlement amounts totaling $402.6 million. These cases stem from the adverse side effects that were never disclosed to women. NuvaRing, a vaginally inserted hormone releasing contraceptive, has joined the list of morally wrongful products on the contraception market. As a result of the Bayer lawsuits, the U.S. F.D.A. conducted a study confirming that NuvaRing is a risk product when it comes to the creation of blood clots. Newly published studies in the British Medical Journal and the New England Journal of Medicine in 2012 have further proven that NuvaRing is a high-risk product when it comes to the creation of blood clots. NuvaRing has been on the market since 2001. The fact that these studies proving NuvaRing’s blood clot risk factor is just now being made public is beyond disconcerting. More information on the Bayer manufactured birth control’s: YASMIN, YAZBEYAZ, and SAFYRAL can be found on http://yazrecall.com/ and for NuvaRing check out http://www.vaginalringlawsuits.com. Women globally are entitled to equal choice when it comes to reproductive rights as well as the medically backed reassurance that the contraceptive options that are on the market are safe. Women in the developing world deserve to have the least harmful birth control options on the market, but studies have indicated that not even women in the wealthy west have been given that option. Stuffed peppers Ingredients (4 servings) 4 peppers (any color), A little over half a pound of sausage meat, Half a pound of ground beef, 2 onions, 3 tomatoes, 1 cup of white wine, Spices: Paprika, Laurel, Herbs de Provence, Tarragon, Curry Powder, Salt and Pepper according to your taste, 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil For mid-summer, Yvon decided to prepare a typical meal for this season: stuffed peppers. This flavorful recipe is easy to make and will be enjoyed by everyone particularly for a get together on an outdoor terrace. Happy vacation to everyone! Cook the thinly sliced onions in the olive oil without browning them Add the tomatoes cut into cubes and slowly cook Once they have lost all their water, add the sausage meat, the ground beef and the spices (as far as quantity, don’t put more than the tip of a knife per spice) Cook for 20 minutes at a low temperature, stir frequently At mid time, add the white wine, if the preparation looks sticky don’t hesitate to pour more wine Cut the peppers: first remove the top, remove the seeds and the white part inside (it would give a sour taste if you leave it) Once the stuffing is ready, stuff the pepper and put the top back Put each piece on a baking plate that you will have oiled (to avoid sticking or burning) Insert your baking plate in the preheated oven at a temperature of 395 degrees F, cook for 30 minutes Some will prefer to cook a little longer to caramelize the peppers (yummy!) To know when it is ready: your knife tip penetrates the peppers easily Serve hot with rice or couscous. Bon appétit! Wine recommendation: rosé wine Variation of the recipe: the recipe can be prepared with eggplant or squash. You will simply cut the vegetable in half, remove the meat and fill it with the stuffing. You will also add shredded mozzarella on the top. Great French recipes from our guest Cook Yvon Legal FITNESS Different ways to squat for a tight derriere! Position 1- Step 1: (1) Start in your typical squat position Position 1 - Step2: (2) Lift your heels up while maintaining the position, hold for a moment and then back to step 1 Do 20 repetitions Position 2 - Step 1: (3) In a squat position, your finger tips touching the ground Position 2 - Step 2: (4) Extend your arms and leg to get to an arabesque position Go back to step one and repeat to the other side Do 20 repetitions (10 each side) Position 3: (5) Start in a squat position. Go down an inch then back to original squat position Repeat 10 times and rest for 10 seconds. Repeat 10 times to work the muscles to fatigue. Position 4: (6) Squat while stretching. In a squat position bring one leg over the other. Stay focused to maintain your balance. Hold for 10 seconds on each side Good job! And remember to see results, exercise must me done at least twice a week.
DOCTORS OF THE WORLD Doctors of the World UK is part of the Médecins du Monde network and was set up in 1998. It is an international aid organisation that has a network of volunteer healthcare professionals that provide medical care and gives a voice to people all over the world. We help vulnerable people from young mothers and their babies in the slums of India to Syrian civilians fleeing to Jordan, and victims of natural disasters like the earthquakes in Haiti and Japan. We also run projects that support drug uses in our harm reduction projects, which aim to reduce the risks of drug use, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. As well as working in the developing world, we also run projects in developed countries including Project: London in the UK. We believe that health is a human right. The work we do falls into three categories: - Emergency: responding to humanitarian crises, natural disasters and wars/conflict situations. - Post-emergency and rehabilitation: helping local people to restore their health care system in the aftermath of emergencies by reconstructing clinics and hospitals, providing medical supplies and training local healthcare workers. Our projects also help with the physical and psychological recovery. - Long-term development: these projects aim to bring lasting and sustainable solutions by tackling the long-term effects of poverty and exclusion from healthcare. This involves supporting local health systems with prevention techniques, promoting health education and training local healthcare workers. Project LONDON Here in the UK we run Project: London where we help some of the community’s most vulnerable. We advocate tirelessly trying to ensure that everyone gets the healthcare they need. Project: London is an advocacy project that provides information, advice and practical assistance to vulnerable people to help them access NHS and other services. The clinic provides basic healthcare in the interim period until our service users are fully integrated into NHS and other support services. We work with many people from the following groups: - Migrants including refugees and asylum seekers - People with no fixed accomodation. The ‘Hidden’ homeless who live in extremely vulnerable conditions. - Street sex workers. Women who are socially vulnerable because of their drug problems, homelessness as well as additional health needs because of the work they do. Fizza Qureshi, manager of the health advocacy program, Project: London, sees those without access to medical care on a regular basis: «The people we see at Project: London proves that even though we live in a rich nation there are those who struggle to register with the NHS and see a doctor. Having access to healthcare is essential for the patient but also it has a wider implication from a public health point of view.” Read more about our projects at www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk You can get involved [volunteering/charity challenge events/ making a donation] Advertisers! You Should be On this page contact us for pricesAdvertisers! You Should be On this page contact us for prices
Horoscope (August 15th – September 15th) The information we share with you is not intended to be as something predetermined in relation to any particular subject. It has been elaborated with love based on your zodiac sign, hoping it will assist you in the many aspects and challenges of our daily lives. On the other hand, while this information is presented in a generalized manner in regards to your sign, I can provide you with a detailed and personalized interpretation of your Natal Chart once you provide me with personal information such as date and place of birth.. Aries During this period of the year you are emotionally inspired and feel ready to truly express your creativity on every aspect of your life. This is a great moment for you to let go and do what feels natural and effortless. Efficiency is your objective. You will focus on making improvements on your daily routines and enjoying its simple pleasures. Taurus These are times to recharge, become more aware of your feelings, and improve your family/work relations. This is a cycle for you to have fun and find joy in expressing who you are and what you have accomplished so far. Your main focus will be towards personal and family matters. You will have renewed energies and motivation for starting new objectives. Gemini You pursue your goals heartily. Get things done now so later you don’t feel overwhelmed. Get organized and be clear with your intentions; you may solve many problems this way. Financial restlessness may be present. Security, trust and simple pleasures are especially important. During this cycle, Mars will boost your energies for work and daily routines; make the best of it! Cancer Your view of life throughout this period might be more financial and materialistic oriented. You will be more attracted to objects and things during your search for comfort and pleasure. By the end of August and early September your communication will be enhanced; you might find yourself pretty busy with networking while working towards your desires more directly. Leo The transition of the sun through your first and second house during this period will make you experience vitality and increased personal confidence. Be clear of your intentions and aware of the impression you give to others. Your finances and sense of security are important now. Focus on clear projects and be patient to see them blossom. Virgo This is time reflect on what you have learned so far this year. Listen to your intuition. Do your best to finish old projects before starting new ones. Your presence and confidence are essential when making an impression on others. Find the courage to overcome any obstacle and reflect on your true identity and purpose. Make your intentions match your actions. Libra The influence of the sun through your eleventh and twelfth house may have you meditating on your current circumstances and planning for the future. It’s time for reflection and regeneration. Your charm and confidence will be important for networking and finding new possible solutions to obstacles. Mars will give you the energetic boost to accomplish your goals. Scorpio Your efforts for excellence at work and as a responsible person in your life will bring you the satisfaction and achievement you deserve. You feel happy and outgoing; it’s a good period for networking and development of new projects. Follow your dreams. Work and cooperate with those around you and it will bring good outcomes in every aspect of your life. Sagittarius Find ways to look at your life from a different perspective. The sun will be enlightening your profession and status. You want to stand out and get tangible outcomes from your efforts. Be careful on how you manage work and your public image. This could either lead to obstacles or a change of job, or to a possible promotion and successful completion of projects. Capricorn During this period your desires, primary instincts, personal transformations and intimate matters are strongly manifesting. Your attention turns towards anything that gives a new experience. What was concealed and repressed comes to light; manage carefully to avoid possible crisis. Your objective of being more self-reliant is possible now. Do your best and use all resources. Aquarius This is a cycle in which it’s important to recognize the need to work with others to find a sort of balance in your life. Having a more global and broader concept of life will help you achieve projects that you could not have achieved alone. This is a great period to reveal your true talents while paying attention to how you are managing your life and planning for your future. Pisces Relationships in general are positive throughout this period. Your partner and those around you provide a mirror for your own self-discovery. Reunions, exchanges, commitments and engagements have a positive aspect during this cycle. Pay more attention to others and find support in them; you may find there are mutual needs. Modelixir International Modelixir wants to thank its columnists and contributors for helping make this 12th edition possible. We have been blessed to have you around and your inputs are always truly appreciated : - Hayley Kirton and the whole British team for the stunning cover images. - Nigel Pacquette, who was selected after an open submission, for the beautiful travel images as well as his editorial. http://www.nigelpacquette.com/#home/ - Andy Perez, actor for Relaciones Peligrosas, who has shown great professionalism and humbleness. We hope to see you in other shows soon! - Adam Dubrowa for the interview and kindness, you are really inspiring. To see more of his work, go check is website: www.dubravainc.com - Nicole Patterson for the 80’s themed makeup article: Her website is www.nicolepattersonhairandmakeup.com - Manny Perez for the photographs of the makeup and fashion articles: www.photosbymanny.wordpress.com/ - Claire Nicolas who illustrates our quizzes and the Potiche column. You are truly amazing! - Martina Passa for keeping up with New York fast pace life and pausing to share with us the latest trends. - Crystal Kolber, columnist of the Potiche column, who once again helps us realize that we are fortunate. - Yvon Le Gall, for this delicious summer recipe - Doctors of the world UK for the beautiful work they do and the values they are promoting. You make this world a better place. Next month’s theme is ‘‘RED’’ submit your best images to firstname.lastname@example.org and you might be published!