Your guide to history, list of 2014 Super Bowl prop bets

By DAN NOWAK21st Century MediaIn the mid 1960s, officials of the National Football League and rival American Football League began serious merger talks and an agreement to merge was reached prior to the 1966 regular season with the champions of each league meeting in a world championship. Lamar Hunt, owner of the American Football leagues Kansas City Chiefs, used the term Super Bowl to refer to the world championship, The Read more [...]

Mapping 16 Eichler Houses For Sale Right This Very Second

Residences built by midcentury stud Joseph Eichler, a California developer who churned out housing tracts in the post-war boom, are so popular that, out of more than 11,000 houses with name-dropping rights, it's commonplace that only 10 to 20 of them are on the market at a time. Beloved for their shallow A-frame roofs, single-story frames, and indoor atriums—features that came to define "California Modern"—Eichler designs (especially lovingly restored ones) flicker on and off the market Read more [...]

Predators’ Shea Weber listed as day to day

NHL By Corey Leahy - Jan 31st, 2014 at 11:19 am Shea Weber, the captain of the Nashville Predators, missed practice on Thursday with an upper body injury, according to the Associated Press. As a result, Weber is now listed as day to day for the team. The defenseman is the Predators’ second-leading scorer with 36 points, and he also is alternate captain for the Canadian Olympic hockey team for the Sochi Olympics. Read more [...]

The more you spend on a property, the more soulless it becomes

The computer-generated “after” pictures, by contrast, have about as much character as a Barratt show home. Everything is black, white or grey. There are grey deep-pile carpets, grey shot-silk walls, bathrooms of swirling black marble, chrome and glass. It is a Middle Eastern despot’s idea of subdued good taste. This kind of arid luxury – in which houses are systematically stripped of all personality – has become ubiquitous in well-heeled London. I recently went to Read more [...]

Coalition moves to strip Tasmanian forests of world heritage listing

The Coalition has followed through on one of its election commitments to seek a reversal of world heritage listing on part of the Tasmanian world heritage wilderness area, despite opposition from environmental advocates, logging groups and the state government.Tasmanian senator Richard Colbeck, who is parliamentary secretary to the minister for agriculture, announced on Friday that the government will deliver a proposal to the Unesco world heritage committee asking for a “minor Read more [...]

iBall Andi 5K Sparkle Listed On Official Site With 3 Entry-Level Smartphones

Indian smartphone vendor iBall, which has already released quite a few number of devices in the market this year, has yet again showed a couple of more smartphones to its customers.The company has listed its four new devices on the official site. Of all, Andi 5K Sparkle which comes at a price of Rs. 9,999 is worth noticing, as it features better specs and comparatively larger display. Other three entry-level devices include: Andi 3.5 Classique (price not mentioned), Andi 3.5KKe Super which will cost Read more [...]

Fringe Festival a ‘must do’ event

The New Zealand Fringe Festival has been listed on international travel magazine National Geographic's website as one of the world's top 10 'must do' events to attend in February 2014. ''There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here's a taste of what you can see and do in February 2014,'' National Geographic reported on its website this week. The magazine described Read more [...]

Submit Your Event for Listing in the Mercury’s Spring Arts Guide

This March, the Mercury is releasing our first-ever arts guide, a magazine devoted to the artists, shows, and festivals on our radar this spring. It'll be as comprehensive as we can make it. We're excited! If you'd like your performance, reading, or art event listed in the Mercury's Spring Arts Guide, please email details of your event to absolutely no later than February 19. Read more [...]