Thursday, January 28, 2010

Taiwanese "Kavalan" Whisky > Scottish Whisky [BOOZE]

An unlikely competitor in a blind taste test organized inconjunction with Scotland's Burn's Night festivities, Taiwanese "Kavalan" kicked some United Kingdom whisky ass.

The contest took place in a hostelry north of Edinburgh and when the results were announced whisky connoisseur Charles MacLean exclaimed "Oh my God, is this an April Fools?" The scores tallied up with Taiwan's Kavalan receiving 27.5 points out of a possible 40, with the next place (the premium Scottish brand Langs) scoring only 22 points. The other competitors were Scotland's King Robert (20 points), England's St George (15.5 points), and Scotland's Bruchladdich X4+3 (only 4.5 points out of the possible 40).

Kavalan comes from Taiwan's first distillery, which was built by a firm from Banffshire, and uses Scottish malt in its production.



I must give this a try...though I don't see myself relinquishing my crown. I'll sip Crown Royal until we run out of it.

via Luxist

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Apple iPad [GADGETS]


So the long awaited apple tablet mobile computer is about to be announced...kind of already has prematurely (at least in Canada). Pricing starts at $499 according to our boy Steve, and iBooks, a partnership with many publishers to offer books similarly to the iTunes based music system is in the works. Early criticism is has been leveled at the choice of name...iPad? But I guess a rose by any other name...

via HuffPo

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Clipse - Freedom [VIDEO]



Till The Casket Drops in stores now.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Drake x Complex Mag Feb/Mar 2010 [COVER]



Like Che Guevara with bling on...

via Nah Right

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Money To Blow [PARODY]



This is pretty damn funny...they have few other videos that go pretty hard too.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

CNN, Vice Magazine Partner For Video Deal [MEDIA]


The hipster bible and the most trusted name in news are teaming up for a release of online video documentary every Wednesday, starting this week, the new web series will be produced by VBS.TV. The first feature, "Vice Guide to Liberia" follows Vice's founder Shane Smith as he travels through the the country's slums interviewing ex-war lords and residents.

via Business Insider

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sounds Of Fashion [EVENTS]


My good friend Unique & Miss Fabulous are hosting the SOUNDS OF FASHION

A 19+ fashion and music showcase; SPONSORED BY UNIVERSAL MUSIC, K-SWISS, PINK PETALS JEWELRY & MUCH MORE...

- $25 ADV TICKETS more at the door ...
- V.I.P PACKAGES available *CATERING FOR THE VIP by BUTLER CATERING*
- GIVE AWAYS
- GOOD PEOPLE

Positive Energy, MUSIC, FASHION AND YOU !!!!

Come help us celebrate a GOOD LIFE & encourage anyone with a dream to continue on their road to success.

PORTION OF PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE REMIX PROJECT to assist the youth of tomorrow stay off the streets and give someone a chance!!!!!

STARRING: DJ LISSA MONET & Hosted by MUCH MUSIC VJ search runner up the AMAZING MARLON PALMER!

Performances by:
* LINDA LUZTONO - Live on BET's 106 & PARK
* HAKEEM
* PG
* JACK FLAWLESS
* VERSE-ATILE
* WOLF J
* VERSE-A-TYLE DANCE CREW
* SIR DAVID DELISCA
* RICH KIDD
* OSCAR
* W.B
* OBIE
* MAYNE ISHU
* GRIER

Clothing by:
* RJS
* CC Clothing
* VIXEN COUTURE
* GOODBOY
* NAZ Swim Wear
* PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY
* MISS NIYA
* MALYKA
* ROYALZ WEAR

GIVE BACK TO THE CITY ... MAKE THE CHANGES NECESSARY FOR TORONTO - SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS!!!!!


www.YouTube.com/SoundsOfFashion
TWITTER: @stillunique @FabulousAngel

Stephen McGregor - Cyaa Friend Again [MUSIC]


Di Genius! Even if you can't relate...the melody will captivate you.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti...The World's Responsibility [GOOD CAUSE]



CHARITY v. CANDOR


I've been away for a while...lack of posts etc. However the news about Haiti (an earthquake I felt myself) compelled me to jump online and help raise awareness.

As of 3pm this afternoon the AP has made public even more reason why this is the world's responsibility:

-Canada: Three dead and five missing.
-Costa Rica: Five missing.
-France: Two confirmed deaths and several missing.
-Denmark: Two reported missing.
-Italy: About 100 reported missing.
-Mexico: 40 of the 80 Mexicans living in Haiti located.
-Netherlands: Three injured, including a child; 22 missing.
-Norway: One missing.
-Poland: Four missing.
-United Nations: 36 U.N. personnel confirmed dead and nearly 200 missing.
-United States: One dead and three missing. The embassy contacted nearly 1,000 Americans, but an estimated 45,000 are in the country.


CNN Money has listed the following charities who have been working on relief efforts:

American Jewish World Service

The agency supports grass-roots, community-based organizations in remote locations whose needs are not always met by larger organizations. To donate to its Haiti relief efforts, go to ajws.org/haitiearthquake/ or mail a check to 45 W. 36th St., 11th Floor, New York, NY 10018. Make checks out to American Jewish World Service, and in the memo section write "Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund." You may also call 1-800-889-7146 or 212-792-2900. The group will use the funds for immediate needs, such as psychological and social support; health services and education on hygiene and disease prevention; mobilizing volunteers in Haiti to help with rescue and aid distribution; and aid to the Haitian Dominican community, who can coordinate with the Dominican government for greater support; in addition to long-term rebuilding plans.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross' primary focus during the initial response of an emergency is feeding, sheltering and supplying any other basic needs. To donate: Go to RedCross.org, hit donate now button at top and then International Response Fund. You also can text "Haiti" to 90999 to donate $10 to the International Response Fund. The money will go directly to relief efforts in Haiti. Or call 1-800-Red-Cross.

AmeriCares

This nonprofit disaster relief organization delivers medicine, medical supplies and aid to people in crisis around the world. To donate, call 1-800-486-HELP or go to AmeriCares.org. Donations will go toward medicine and medical supplies and for expenses for providing that medical aid.

Care

This humanitarian organization's main focus is to fight global poverty, specifically by empowering marginalized women and girls. To donate to the Haiti relief fund effort, go to Care.org or call 1-800-521-CARE. Money will go toward food, water and sanitation, shelter and emergency health response.

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services is an aid agency that works with emergency relief, micro-finance, AIDS/HIV relief, agriculture, water and sanitation, among other projects in countries around the world. To donate, go to crs.org, or call 1-877-HELP-CRS. You also can text RELIEF to 30644. You will receive a text message back with instructions on how to donate. You can send a check to Catholic Relief services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090. Write "Haiti earthquake" in memo area. The money will go toward immediate needs, which includes water, food, hygiene kits, bedding and basic cooking utensils, among other items.

Direct Relief International

Direct Relief provides medical attention to those in need on an ongoing basis and in emergencies. Monetary donations go toward medical aid, supplies and equipment in Haiti. To donate, go to directrelief.org or call 805-964-4767 and 800-676-1638, or go through Google Checkout.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity provides affordable, safe shelter for low-income families and people in need. Money donated for Haiti relief efforts will go toward recovery and rebuilding. To donate, go to habitat.org or call 1-800-Habitat.

International Medical Corps

This emergency response agency focuses on health in emergency situations. Monetary donations go toward purchasing medical supplies, medicine and emergency kits and transporting these supplies. 1-800-481-4462 or go to imcworldwide.org

International Relief Teams

The nonprofit organizes volunteer teams to provide medical and non-medical assistance to victims of disasters and poverty. To donate, go to irteams.org or call 619-284-7979. Checks can be made out to International Relief Teams, 4560 Alvarado Canyon Road, Suite 2G, San Diego, CA 92120-4309. The money will be used for medical supplies, medicine and other relief supplies, and to support volunteers heading to Haiti for relief efforts.

Medical Teams International

The Christian global health organization sends volunteer medical teams and supplies to those in the midst of disaster or poverty. Monetary donations will go to supporting the medical teams being sent to Haiti and to the cost of shipping the medical supplies donated by corporations. Donate by going to medicalteams.org and clicking on the "Donate Now" button, or call 1-800-959-HEAL (4325) or send a check to Medical Teams International, P.O. Box 10, Portland, OR 97207.

Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)

The humanitarian organization delivers medical care to people caught in crisis. Donations to its Haiti relief efforts will go toward repairing the obstetrics and trauma hospitals in Haiti that were damaged in the earthquake. They also will go to transporting an additional 70 doctors and medical supplies to the island in an effort to set up makeshift emergency medical response centers. To donate, go to doctorswithoutborders.org or call 1-888-392-0392.

Mercy Corps

The organization provides humanitarian assistance and economic opportunities in the world's toughest places, specifically those dealing with poverty, conflict and instability. To donate, go to MercyCorps.org. Money will go toward immediate humanitarian needs in Haiti, which may include, food, water and temporary shelter.

Operation USA

The international relief agency provides funding for reconstruction and development aid to communities that have experienced disasters, disease and poverty. For its Haiti relief efforts, the agency plans to use donations for health care materials, water purification supplies and food supplements. To donate, go to opusa.org or call 1-800-678-7255, or mail a check to Operation USA, 3617 Hayden Ave., Suite A, Culver City, CA 90232.

Save the Children

The independent organization focuses on children in need in the U.S. and globally through programs for health and nutrition, child protection and education. To donate, go to savethechildren.org, or call 1-800-728-3843 or 203-221-4030. Donations will go toward purchasing relief items, such as hygiene kits, family kits (pots, pans, food preparation items) and tarps.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army's mission is to provide food, shelter, clothing and spiritual comfort during disasters. To donate money, go to salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Make sure you designate the donation for "Haiti Earthquake." Money will go to the Salvation Army in Haiti, which will determine the country's immediate needs, including water, food, medicine and transportation.

Shelterbox

The nonprofit delivers boxes of supplies to families of up to 10 people. The boxes contain a tent and essential equipment to use while individuals are displaced or homeless. To donate, call 941-907-6036 or go to shelterbox.org.

U.S. Fund for UNICEF

The national committee for UNICEF is responsible for the organization's fundraising. UNICEF uses the money for health care, clean water, nutrition, education and emergency relief. To donate, go to Unicefusa.org or 1-800-4-UNICEF.

World Concern

The organization lifts people out of poverty, beginning with disaster response and ending when families can live sustainable lives. To donate to its relief effort, go to Worldconcern.org or call 1-866-530-5433. You can also mail checks to 19303 Fremont Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98133. Please specify that the check is for "Haiti Disaster Response." Money will go toward water supplies, shelter, blankets, distribution of food and long-term needs, such as job training, education, loans and home construction, among other projects.

World Food Programme

The food assistance agency's main focus is to fight hunger worldwide. The organization is working to bring food to Haiti. To donate, go to wfp.org.

Yele Haiti

This organization, founded by Wyclef Jean, creates projects to improve the quality of education, health, environment and community development in Haiti. To donate to to its Haiti relief efforts, go to yele.org or text YELE to 501501 to donate $5.