On 13 February it was announced that two clones of Cruising, one of the most successful and influential sport horse sires ever — have been cloned.
According to sources, biopses of the stud have been taken back in 2011. Owner Mary McCann previously said to the press that he hadn’t ruled out cloning the successful stallion.
The owner said that they were approached by a US company back in 2011 to take the biopsies.
“It was not that easy seeing that a lot of people don’t approve of the idea of cloning, so it took about three months to weigh it up,” he said when asked. “But after a lot of research we discovered how many clones are around, so we decided to go for it.”
The cost for cloning a race horse are estimated to be around £100,000. The procedure involved taking cells from a donor animal and implanting then in an unfertilized egg with the DNA removed and being placed in a host mare.
You can learn more about the cloning of Cruising Arish at http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/top-irish-sports-horse-sire-cruising-cloned-474800. For general horse racing strategies you can also took a look at horse racing tips from the UK’s Horse Racing Pro.
With the New Year barely a week old it is now the perfect time to shed some pounds so you will be fit and in shape comes spring and summer!
If you’re still on the lookout for a good gym, here are some tips that can help you to find the right one!
The first thing you should know is that you should not just look at the price when you want to join a gym. There are many bargain gym studious that won’t offer you more than a membership card and access to their equipment.
Most of the time, this won’t be of much use especially if you don’t know about the right equipment to use for those pesky problem zones! Not everyone is a health and fitness expert and many gyms out there are lacking when it comes to giving their members tips and advice about the right exercise routines and equipment to use.
So, rather than trying to save the one or the other buck, try to get a gym membership that includes a personal trainer or, if you can find one, join a gym that offers specialised training classes as well.
With such a gym membership where a professional trainer can give you tips you will be a lot better off. You will see the desired result a lot quicker and you will always know that you do the right routines if you want to lose weight or strengthen your muscles. It’s possible that such a membership that includes a trainer costs a little bit more but it’s definitely worth it if you do something for your fitness and health!
My personal recommendation: Check out yoga in Hackney at the London Fields Fitness studio! In case Yoga is not for you they have more courses as well that range from martial arts, muscle training to dancing.
The fashion industry in the United Kingdom does pretty well, according to an article at Drapers Online. The article cites a 7% growth of the U.K.’s fashion industry during their recent years.
With this substantial increase, the U.K.’s fashion industry is growing faster than the wider economy in the nation.
In the years to August 31 2014, the industry grew by 3%. This past summer season experienced a growth of 2% which is the fastest increase in more than five years.
Several British industry experts amongst them the head of fashion at Kantar stated their opinion that the observed increase is mainly due to increased consumer confidence in the recent years. Mr Mitchell to the press: “Consumers are feeling comfortable buying more items despite the rather silly price inflation. This led to expenditure growing at its fastest rate since 2010″
Most of us have likely attended a wedding reception and a lot of us may have the one or the other story to tell about those crazy things going on at your company’s Christmas party or yearly outdoor barbecue event.
It’s those occasions where your boss may perhaps get really drunk or where your co-worker may reveal secrets to you that you never expected…
While those are certainly events where all kinds of crazy things can happen, most of those parties and corporate events are certainly not what one would describe as very classy. However, it is an entirely different story when we’re talking about those fancy events that can sometimes come about. I remember the last New Year’s party in my company where our management tried really hard to impress a bunch of potential new clients from China. (They succeeded with this, by the way).
It is such high profile corporate events where you cannot simply hire some local teenager band for your musical entertainment. You need something better and more classy than that. And this is were the singing waiters from London UK can definitely help you out!
So who are the singing waiters?
The singing waiters are what is today known as surprise entertainers. They can perform fantastic flash mobs, surprise party or corporate entertainment but the can also be booked for “normal” wedding parties and receptions. There are many things that makes the singing waiters very special. First, “surprise entertainment” means that they can attend your party in disguise so that no one knows that there actually there. For your guests the may look like normal waiters, until they start singing and dancing to anyone’s surprise. Secondly, the singing waiters are professionally trained and can also perform classic music when this would fit the occasion. (See my above example of the “fancy” corporate party which seem to have a long lasting impression on our Chinese guests).
So if you happen to be a business owner that wants something really special for the next company party definitely consider booking the singing waiters!
Furniture Made From Natural Materials: DRIFTWOOD FURNITURE & ART
We entirely fell in love with Karen’s driftwood art and furnishings!
How about a stunning reclaimed driftwood mirror or an eye-catching coffee table? We found those pieces at Doris Brixham at the website dorisbrixham.co.uk. Designer Karen from Brixham wants you to know that she is designing driftwood furniture for more than seven years and she absolutely loves working with this stunning material to create truly unique pieces!!
Stunning Reclaimed Driftwood Mirror
Round Driftwood Coffe Table
Driftwood Coffee Table
A Stunning Piece!
Table Made From Bleached Driftwood
If you have inquiries about her amazing driftwood art you can always contact her through her web page. Whether you’re looking for a unique coffee table, lamp, mirror or want a reclaimed materials sculpture, you should definitely check out this gorgeous collection.
You can learn more about driftwood at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driftwood and of course on Karen’s site!
What makes the creations by UK furniture designer Mac+Wood special is the unique combination of natural reclaimed wood and steel. This is a stylish series for all those who seek something special and lasting for their eating areas indoors or outdoors.
The hand-selected reclaimed wood with its imperfections gives those creations a very lively and rustic yet modern and stylish look.
The reclaimed wood dining tables by Mac+Wood are available in various sizes but the company can also fulfill custom orders if you contact them.
Once the London Design Museum will have relocated to its new location in Kensington in 2016 it will be offering its permanent collection for free.
UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne said to the press that the museum has been included in the current VAT refund scheme for museum and galleries.
Today, admission to the museum which sits on the River Thames costs £12.40 for adults. The new site will be the Kensignton building. It will have three times more space for its collection and temporary exhibitions. The museum likewise expects visitor numbers to double after the relocation.