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St. Maarten SCYE2004 Photo Album Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting Photo Album 2004 The mood was definitely upbeat on Thursday, October 28, as the 45th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show commenced with the largest opening day crowd in its history. The YV&C staff was on hand and spent most of their time at Bahia Mar and Las Olas, touring the show's superyachts. We're happy to report that the weather was sunny and beautiful, the brokers were optimistic, the crews were as gracious as ever, and the yachts were crowded with prospective clients for both sale and charter. It was a great opportunity to exchange ideas with so many of you. Following is our Fort Lauderdale Photo Album with some highlights from this year's show. Enjoy - and here's to a great season!     (October 28, 2004) - Carmen Gonzalez, executive vice president of advertising sales, Fuat Kircaali... (more)

Now that's a Da Vinci!

Poor Leonardo. After losing out to Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni during his lifetime, he still doesn't get the credit or recognition his work deserves. Finally, someone trusted their intuition, and bought a sketch which looked to him like a Leonardo, and, lo - it was! His $19000 investment is now worth $150 million: Now that's what I call reverse innovation! If you'll excuse me, I'm off to the basement to see if I have any Da Vinci's lying around in my art collection... ... (more)

Amartya Sen: The Idea of Justice

His latest book, The Idea of Justice, is a serious re-examination of the foundations of justice from a global perspective. He speaks of the two definitions of justice in Sanskrit - niti (institutional justice) and nyaya (realized justice) - and how we are too often misled by the utopian vision of ideal justice, only to allow societal injustice all around us in our everyday lives. For Sen, justice must alleviate suffering. Here's his lecture to the folks at The Carnegie Council (video here): AMARTYA SEN: It is always an absolute delight for me to be back here at the Carnegie Council. I am very grateful to Joanne for being so kind and so welcoming. It's very nice to meet some old friends, familiar faces, and some new ones--Joel [Rosenthal] and other old friends, but a lot of new ones too. I am very grateful. I am not going to go into the distinctions in the Indian epis... (more)

Clout vs. Klout: Why They Aren’t the Same Thing, And Never Will Be

There’s been a lot of noise lately about a company called Klout, which recently rounded up another $30 million in venture capital funding from several big firms. Klout, for those who don’t know it, attempts to put a single numerical value on your online influence across social-media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. This effort seems to piss off a lot of people, who detail numerous shortcomings in a service that aspires to be the metric of choice for companies trying to reach social-media “influencers,” in much the manner that Google’s PageRank system helps people understand the reach and reputation of websites. The Klout complaints are many, even as the company rapidly signs thousands of corporate partners who use its evaluations to dish out “Klout Perks,” such as free entry to parties and events, early peeks at hot products and more. The issues inclu... (more)

Best Caribbean Yacht Charter Discounts for Summer/Autumn

As any travel agent can tell you, one of the best ways to get a good deal is to go in the off season. When you add sailing to the mix you’ll need to pay special attention to the weather patterns, but the Caribbean’s friendly temperatures generally mean you can sail all year long. The Bath, BVI If you’re looking for a great charter at an excellent price, look no further. Plan for a Summer or Autumn charter! LateSail can send you to the British Virgin Islands and elsewhere in the Caribbean at discounts of up to 40%. If you travel during this discounted time of year you’ll also find that you can go for longer- many companies are offering 10 days for 7. This allows you to really relax and settle into a breezy, prolonged cruise. You won’t have to scramble to fit in all the sights, and will have more days to live on ‘island time’, cruising from one place to the next at a... (more)

BMW ORACLE Racing America's Cup USA Victory Tour, Presented by ORACLE and BMW EfficientDynamics

REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/18/10 -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) Who: BMW ORACLE Racing invites you to enjoy unprecedented access to the America's Cup as it lands on American soil for the first time in fifteen years. What: The team is hosting the following public events to welcome home the America's Cup: 1. BMW ORACLE Racing Team and America's Cup arrival at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) 2. San Francisco City Hall Celebration hosted by Mayor Gavin Newsom, with Oracle CEO Larry Ellison 3. San Diego Celebration, hosted by Mayor Jerry Sanders When: Friday, February 19, 2010 4:30 PM PT: SFO International Terminal: America's Cup is scheduled to pass customs; there will be a photo opportunity with the team and the Cup. Saturday, February 20, 2010 11:30 AM PT: City Hall Celebration hosted by Mayor Gavin Newsom, joined by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and BMW... (more)

Book Now for Luxury Summer Villas in Europe and Caribbean. Great Early Booking Offers Already Available for 2010 at Paradizo.com

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In-the-know travelers are starting to book luxury villas for their 2010 summer vacations. One-stop luxury travel resource Paradizo.com has partnered with the top rental agencies offering the very best villa rentals around the world, from beachfront villas with access to a tropical beach to magnificent villas with a pool in the living room. According to many industry insiders, the vacation rental market is on the rise. Lodging industry expert Glenn Haussman recently reported on the "explosive growth" of vacation rentals in recent years. Spectacular properties are still available for guests seeking the ultimate 2010 summer holiday. Now, it's time to reserve as some of the most desirable villas are already fully booked. "The popular summer months are booking fast for 2010, with 25% of properties already booked-up for next sum... (more)

New Zealand finds a "home away from home" in San Francisco at the 34th America's Cup

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Kiwis who have called San Francisco home for the past several months are heading back to New Zealand following the 34th America's Cup. As they go, they are filled with gratitude for the overwhelming hospitality shown to them by the city of San Francisco. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130927/SF88068LOGO) "Californians and New Zealanders have always shared a deep affection as people of the Pacific, and we maintain strong tourism and trading relationships.  The America's Cup enabled us to take this relationship to a new level. The hospitality we enjoyed during the Cup and the outpouring of support shows the affinity we share. We are truly grateful for the support we received and we want to thank San Francisco's leaders, businesses and residents for welcoming us with such open arms both on and off the water," s... (more)

The Largest House in South Beach & Site of One Direction's 'Best Song Ever' Music Video Hits Market

MIAMI BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - January 13, 2014) - Antigen Realty, the Miami-based celebrity luxury real estate brokerage, announced today that it has exclusively listed for sale world renowned 'The Temple House,' the largest house in Miami's South Beach, a celebrity property where One Direction (one of the world's hottest bands) recently filmed its music video for 'Best Song Ever,' and the location where the Kardashian family shot its widely-seen 2012 holiday card portrait. This historic 16,400 square-foot Art Deco icon, designed by legendary architect L. Murray Dixon, has hosted more than 100 world famous celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Jay-Z, Michael Jordan, Ricky Martin, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Kim Kardashian, Magic Johnson, Jamie Foxx, Tony Hawk, Venus Williams, Olivia Newton-John, Nicki Minaj, Enrique and Julio Iglesias, and ma... (more)

Escape The Polar Vortex With MSC Cruises' Hot Deals

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Punxsutawney Phil's prediction of six more weeks of winter, MSC Cruises, the newest line to sail the Caribbean year-round, tempts travelers to escape the threat of more snow and frigid temperatures–  and trade those snow boots for flip flops – with special offers on seven-night Caribbean cruises starting as low as $399.00 per person along with shipboard credits of up to $300 per stateroom for bookings of oceanview and above. MSC's Special "Hot Deals" offers are available on the following departures:    February 22:  seven-night Western Caribbean sailing visiting Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, and Bahamas. Starting at $429.00 per person. March 8: seven-night Western Caribbean sailing visiting Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, and Bahamas. Starting at $429.00 per person. March 15: seven-night Eastern Caribbea... (more)

.CLUB Domain Name Extension Now Available for General Registration

GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, is helping customers find the right name for their business with the newest generic Top Level Domain (gTLD), .CLUB. As a word that translates across many languages, the .CLUB domain name extension brings immediately recognizable meaning and marketing value to names around the world. There are millions of established clubs throughout the world, ranging from social clubs to health clubs, from yacht clubs to night clubs - making .CLUB one of the most versatile, globally relevant domain name extensions available. Premium names such as MakeUp.CLUB and Beauty.CLUB have already been purchased by MaryKay Cosmetics, a trusted global name in skin care. “The new domain extensions were created to give individuals, businesses and organizations a way to create personalized experiences through easy-to-... (more)