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National Geographic News Feed: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE APP IN UNITED STATES AND CANADA
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 20:34:22 +0000

New digital experience gives users 24/7 access to Nat Geo in their pockets

(WASHINGTON DC – Jan. 10, 2019) – National Geographic just launched a new mobile app that is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store to customers in the U.S. and Canada. Compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, the app provides users with a personalized digital experience that includes access to the National Geographic magazine archives, an immense photo library, digital articles and over 3,000 captivating videos. Designed to be the most convenient way to access National Geographic’s rich content, the National Geographic app empowers users to discover the world, be inspired by stories and build their own adventure through a personalized feed.

“For 130 years, National Geographic has been igniting the explorer in all of us through ground-breaking storytelling across our unparalleled portfolio of media assets,” said David Miller, executive vice president and general manager of National Geographic Media. “The new app is a valuable addition to this portfolio as it further expands our touchpoints beyond our television channels, magazines, travel offerings, books, events, and existing digital and social platforms that already reach millions of consumers around the world every month.”

For the first time, the National Geographic app has been developed for both Apple’s iOS ecosystem and Google’s Android operating system, bringing National Geographic’s 130-year storytelling legacy to consumers all over the world. Designed to learn from users’ behavior, the app will continually refine their experience through the “For You” tab that highlights the most relevant, curated content to provide a highly personalized experience. Content will be refreshed regularly; it currently features:

  • Over 3,000 long- and short-form videos
  • Over 28,000 photos by some of National Geographic’s legendary photographers
  • Curated archive of National Geographic magazines, including the original issue from 1888

“We’re delighted to launch this new app to help our audience have the best possible experience when consuming National Geographic content,” said Marcus East, National Geographic’s executive vice president of product and technology. “The app provides our fans with a personalized portal into the world of National Geographic and we have an exciting roadmap of enhancements and developments planned for the coming months that will make it even better.”

The new National Geographic app replaces the previous National Geographic magazine app and, through a free account, provides full access to a source of endless inspiration for the everyday explorer. It can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and is available on  Google Play.

 

Press Contact:

Meg Calnan, meg.calnan@natgeo.com, 202-912-6703

 

National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

Super Yachts Charters: Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 10:00:00 +0000

Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco

SuperYachtsMonaco will be the worldwide Central Agent for stylish yacht Khalilah, they have announced. The 49m yacht is the debut from Palmer Johnson’s SuperSport series, and the largest to be privately built entirely in carbon composite.

Khalilah was delivered back in 2015 when she made waves as a cool, stylish and innovative yacht on the charter scene. She is instantly recognisable for her sleek and curvy exterior, designed by the in-house team at Palmer Johnson, as well as her revolutionary hull design. The SuperSport vessel is a sporty build with a distinctive gold flair, harbouring vast deck spaces with spa pool and huge beach club.

Styled by the Palmer Johnson design team, Khalilah’s interior is understatedly stylish with a playful twist. The main deck salon is zen-like in its ambience, with a sprawling seating area and Karelian birchwood bar stunningly offset by the ocean backdrop revealed by floor to ceiling windows.

The yacht can host 11 guests overnight in 5 en suite staterooms, each possessing its own look. In this way, the yacht’s accommodations resembled that of a boutique hotel, with all spaces uniquely styled and bespoke.

An ultra-modern galley on the main deck has an open-plan bar area, whilst the upper deck boasts a skylounge with a cool-contemporary loft vibe and an eye-catching colour scheme of bright white punctuated with pops of colour.

As well as her iconic aesthetic appeal, Khalilah is a fun-packed charter, possessing the latest water toys including a jetpack, hoverboard, wakeboard and jet skis, plus a custom 7m gold tender.

In terms of her performance and capabilities, she is top of the range - a fast displacement yacht with an impressive cruising speed of 18 knots.

With SuperYachtsMonaco has her new Central Agent, Khalilah is currently based in the South of France and available to charter from €245,000 in the Western Mediterranean.

Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Charter Focus: M/Y Khalilah with SuperYachtsMonaco
Super Yachts Charters: 48 Hours Chartering in Antigua & Barbuda
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 10:00:00 +0000

48 Hours Chartering in Antigua & Barbuda

The idyllic shores and sailing waters of Antigua & Barbuda have been popular with the yachting community for decades. Today, the three main harbours house the world’s largest superyachts; whether they are visiting to attend the famous annual Charter Yacht Show or using the marinas as a winter home, here’s how to spend 48 hours on charter around the islands…

No trip to Antigua & Barbuda would be complete without a visit to the historic Nelson’s Dockyard. On arrival, pick one of three fantastic marinas to berth (Falmouth Harbour, Antigua Yacht Club or Nelson’s Dockyard itself) and hop off-deck to discover all that this national park  and cultural heritage site has to offer. Explore the Dockyard Museum before enjoying lunch in the picturesque setting of the Pillar’s Restaurant at 18th Century Admiral’s Inn.

After lunch, take a short trip to Clarence House for a real colonial experience. Built in 1783, the stately property perches on the hilltop providing panoramic vistas. A previous resting spot for members of the British Royal Family (including King William IV, Princess Margaret and Prince Harry), tours are today available to the public. Soak in the Georgian architecture and restoration efforts which have been carefully considered to provide period charm. It’s also a fantastic wedding venue!

When dusk arrives on your first day, enjoy the cooler temperatures by taking a hike up the Goat Path. Aptly named, this nature trail which ascends from the dockyard will give you a boost of energy before revealing the most dramatic view of the coastline - it’s especially good at sunset. As you descend, you’ll feel a real connection with Antigua and be more than ready for an evening of well-earned indulgence.

In fact, the English Harbour region provides plenty of options for dining on land. On a Thursday, head to South Point for twinkling harbour views and live music accompanied by delicious sushi. For a more Mediterranean experience and extensive wine list, head to Catherine’s Cafe on the stunning Pigeon Beach for unrivalled service and atmosphere.

Wake up on Day 2 of your Antiguan adventure with an early morning cruise over breakfast to Carlisle Bay. Anchor in the resort’s quaint bay and enjoy the morning on land. Take part in choice of activities available in the properties day visitor pack. Whether it’s a massage in the resort’s peaceful spa or a one-on-one tennis lesson with the on-site pro, Carlisle Bay provides all the luxuries with one of Antigua’s best beaches as it’s base. Have lunch on the beach before catching a tender back to your yacht.

Your final afternoon in Antigua should be spent enjoying the water at anchor. Spend hours circling your vessel via jetski, cutting through the blues and greens of the ocean. Alternatively, try your hand at paddle boarding on calmer waters. Fancy snorkelling? You might even spot a turtle, just make sure you’re back on board for sunset drinks on deck before an evening you won't forget at Sheer Rocks restaurant, just along the coast from Carlisle Bay.

Nevertheless, spending 48 hours in Antigua & Barbuda isn't quite enough experience everything the islands have to offer. For more on how to enjoy this location by superyacht, take a look at our luxury destination guide InDepth.

48 Hours on Charter in Antigua & Barbuda
M/Y TITANIA in Antigua (Photo: Burgess)
M/Y ANDIAMO in Antigua (Photo: IYC)
Carlisle Bay Resort
Pillars Restaurant at The Admiral's Inn
Carlisle Bay Resort
Clarence House
Clarence House
Sheer Rocks Restaurant
Food at Sheer Rocks Restaurant
Beach in Antigua & Barbuda
Windsurfing: Greek windsurfing holidays: 10 best windsurf spots in Greece
Wed, 02 Jan 2019 15:00:29 +0000

Dreaming of Greek windsurfing holidays? There are thousands of windswept islands, warm Mediterranean water, and countless coves, bays, lagoons, and beaches in Greece. So we decided to share with you the best windsurf spots in Greece. Greek windsurfing holidays Windsurfing exploded in Greece in the mid 1990’s and has been very popular ever since....

The post Greek windsurfing holidays: 10 best windsurf spots in Greece appeared first on AWE365.

Booker Gliding: Winter Lectures 2019
Fri, 28 Dec 2018 09:45:00 +0000
If you are working towards Bronze or just want to brush up a bit, here is the 2019 programme of Winter Lectures, all at 10.00 in the briefing room.


Booker Gliding: Two more instructors
Sat, 22 Dec 2018 20:08:00 +0000
Congratulations to Phil Binnee and Nik von Merveldt on completing their Basic Instructor ratings.






National Geographic News Feed: What To Eat When
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 20:08:29 +0000

WHAT TO EAT WHEN

A STRATEGIC PLAN TO HACK YOUR METABOLISM

 DRS. MIKE ROIZEN AND MICHAEL CRUPAIN TAP INTO THE LATEST RESEARCH ON OUR BIOLOGICAL CLOCK TO OPTIMIZE HEALTH AND WEIGHT LOSS IN THEIR NEW BOOK

“Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Michael Crupain — the two doctors I always turn to for the latest scientific discoveries — prove that timing really is everything in this insightful, fun, and revolutionary book. What to Eat When show[s] that when you eat is just as important as what you eat — and reveals the right foods for life’s toughest circumstances.” –Dr. Mehmet Oz 

“It really does matter what you eat, not just how much. And now, two of my favorite doctors take our collective knowledge a step further by looking at the timing of when you eat your calories: your circadian rhythm dictates a lot more about when you should eat than you probably realize. Through clear-eyed writing and diligent research, Drs. Roizen and Crupain explain why The When Way might just be the best approach to eating.” –Dr. Sanjay Gupta

“When we think about eating, we focus — as we should — on the quality and quantity of what we eat. It’s becoming clear that we also need to think about chronology — when we eat. Drs. Roizen and Crupain’s fun and revealing exploration of the biology of timing and eating will help you eat the way your body really wants you to.” –Dr. Andrew Weil

WHAT TO EAT WHEN: A Strategic Plan to Improve Your Health and Life Through Food (National Geographic Books; on sale Dec. 31, 2018; ISBN: 978-1-4262-2011-1), is a groundbreaking new book about the science of nutrition timing, co-authored and researched by best-selling author Michael Roizen, M.D., and preventive medicine specialist Michael Crupain, M.D. The two doctors give readers an inside look at the schedule underlying our body’s metabolism and reveal why the time on the clock matters as much as what’s on the plate. The book provides new research-based guidelines on how to adjust our diets to align when we eat with our biological clock and shows that eating “The When Way” can help us optimize health, increase energy and lose weight. In addition to their easy-to-remember health principles, Roizen and Crupain offer a straightforward 31-Day Plan of Action and delicious food-based solutions to life’s daily challenges.

“You’ve been probably told to count calories, eat low fat, high fat, low carb or high carb, and most of the time the results don’t last and then we fail and blame ourselves. So, we decided it was time to ask a different question: not ‘What should we eat?’ but ‘WHEN should we eat?’” says Roizen, who is chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic.

The doctors’ science-backed advice flips diet dogma on its head (for example, eat your dinner for breakfast, don’t avoid carbs and stop counting calories), and gives us hacks to eat our favorite types of food and still lose weight.

“It turns out that when you eat is as important as what you eat,” says Crupain, chief of the Medical Unit at “The Dr. Oz Show.” “This is groundbreaking, because throughout the day your metabolism is changing based on your internal clock — called your circadian rhythm. By aligning what you eat, with WHEN your circadian rhythm is expecting certain foods, you can take full advantage of your metabolism to maximize health and weight loss.”

In this trailblazing book, Roizen and Crupain assert that food truly is medicine, and explain how to eat it for both health and taste. Of course, no day is perfect or even the same as the last, so the two Dr. Mikes provide 30 short chapters on situational eating that reveal the best way to eat no matter what life throws at you, including:

  • When you’re stressed or anxious
  • When you’re tired or hangry
  • When you’re pregnant or nursing
  • When you’re at a party
  • When you’re exercising
  • When you have a family history of heart disease
  • When you have digestive distress
  • When you have a family history of cancer

As it happens, the doctors not only spend their time working with patients and populations to improve their health and wellness, but they are also passionate cooks who love good food and want you to love what you eat. WHAT TO EAT WHEN is not a diet book but a powerful guide that will help us rethink what and when we eat in order to lead healthier, longer lives.

About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

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Booker Gliding: Another instructor rating
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 19:48:00 +0000
Congratulations to Jeremy Gilbey on completing his Basic Instructor rating today in glorious sunshine.




Booker Gliding: Another December solo
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 17:33:00 +0000
Cadet Basel Hammond took time out from his duty day today for his first solo, well done Basel.

Booker Gliding: December sunshine successes
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 14:40:00 +0000

Congratulations to Ed Skipsey (far left) who was sent solo by DCFI Steve Williams, and also to Stuart Whitehouse who completed his Basic Instructor Rating yesterday.


You can catch up with all of 2018's achievements, expeditions, comps and other activities in the latest newsletter, up on the website here.




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