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Welcome to The Hotelicopter.

Experience the adrenaline rush of taking off and flying high in the largest helicopter ever produced.
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If you have interest, there are three fly tours.

Inaugural Summer Tour – 14 days (Friday, June 26th, 2009 – Friday, July 10th, 2009)

California Tour – 14 days (Friday, July 17th, 2009 to Friday, July 24rd, 2009)

Bay/Jamaica, European Tour – 16 days (Friday, July 31st, 2009 to Sunday, August 16th, 2009)

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Dimensions Length: 42 m (137 ft)
Height: 28m (91 ft)
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 105850 kg (232,870 lb)
Maximum speed: 255 km/h (137 kt) (158 miles/h)
Cruising speed: 237 km/h (127 kt) (147 miles/h)
Original Mi Range: 515 km (320 mi)
Our augmented Mi Range – 1,296 km (700 mi)

The Hotelicopter features 18 luxuriously-appointed rooms for adrenaline junkies seeking a truly unique and memorable travel experience.
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Each soundproofed room is equipped with a queen-sized bed, fine linens, a mini-bar, coffee machine, wireless internet access, and all the luxurious appointments you’d expect from a flying five star hotel. Room service is available one hour after liftoff and prior to landing.

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The Hotelicopter’s excellent crew and staff make your security and safety their number one priority. Our vehicle meets or exceeds all safety, operating, and maintenance requirements outlined by the FAA in the CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) relating to transport category rotorcraft.

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The Hotelicopter is due to fly its maiden journey this summer.

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This is the best internet prank that I have ever seen…. Enjoy!

Best Gambling Comedy Titles!

Mr. Lucky (1943) | All Through the Night (1941) | Du Shen / God of Gamblers (1989)

Mr. Lucky

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Plot: It tells the story of a romance between a shady gambler and a wealthy socialite in the early days of World War II.  Cary Grant plays gambler, Joe Adams, who takes on the identity of a dead gangster in order to avoid the draft. Adams plans to use a war relief charity to get his gambling operation up and running, until he falls in love with Lorraine Day and has a change of heart.

Cast:
Cary Grant    …     Joe Adams / Joe Bascopolous
Laraine Day    …     Dorothy Bryant
Charles Bickford    …     Hard Swede
Gladys Cooper    …     Captain Veronica Steadman
Alan Carney    …     Crunk
Henry Stephenson    …     Mr. Bryant
Paul Stewart    …     Zepp
Kay Johnson    …     Mrs. Mary Ostrander
Erford Gage    …     Henchman
Walter Kingsford    …     Commissioner Hargraves
Florence Bates    …     Mrs. Van Every

All Through the Night

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Plot:
Broadway gambler Gloves Donahue wants to find who killed the baker of his favorite cheesecake. He sees nightclub singer Leda Hamilton leaving the bakery. When her boss Marty’s partner Joe is murdered, Leda and her accompanist Pepi disappear. It turns out that beneath all the mystery is a gang of Nazi operatives planning to blow up a battleship in New York harbor

Cast:

Humphrey Bogart    …     Gloves Donahue
Conrad Veidt    …     Ebbing
Kaaren Verne    …     Leda Hamilton
Jane Darwell    …     Mrs. Donahue
Frank McHugh    …     Barney

Peter Lorre    …     Pepi
Judith Anderson    …     Madame
William Demarest    …     Sunshine
Jackie Gleason    …     Starchy (as Jackie C. Gleason)

Phil Silvers    …     Waiter
Wallace Ford    …     Spats Hunter (as Wally Ford)
Barton MacLane    …     Marty Callahan
Edward Brophy    …     Joe Denning
Martin Kosleck    …     Steindorff
Jean Ames    …     Annabelle

Du Shen AKA GOD OF GAMBLERS
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Plot:
Do San (the God of gamblers) is a legendary gambler helped by his supernatural abilities. He undertakes to help a friend pay a debt by beating his friend’s advisory at the card table. Despite being assigned a bodyguard Do San has a freak accident which leaves him with partial memory loss and at a mental stage of a child. The small time hustler Knife, his side-kick and his girl friend, being responsible for the accident takes care of the retarded Do San. After some time they discover that he has not lost all of his powers and takes him on a round at the local gambling halls. After being chased by both Knife’s loan-shark and enemies closer to the home of Do San, a final showdown at the card tables may take place.

Cast:
Yun-Fat Chow    …     Ko Chun / ‘The God of Gamblers’ (as Chow Yun Fat)
Andy Lau    …     Michael Chan / Little Knife / Dagger
Joey Wang    …     Jane
Fong Lung    …     Ko Yee (as Lung Fong)
Fui-On Shing    …     Kau
Charles Heung    …     Lung Wu / ‘Dragon’
Sharla Cheung    …     Janet (as Man Cheung)
Man Tat Ng    …     Brother Shing
Hon Lam Bau    …     Chan Kam-Shing
Michael Chow Man-Kin    …     Casino Manager

Dress to Impress

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My boyfriend and I were taking his 19-year-old niece to a weekend festival. When we arrived at her house to pick her up, she appeared in tasteful but very short shorts, and a tank top with spaghetti straps. A debate began immediately about appropriate dress. I took the girl’s side, recalling that when we began dating, I dressed the same way.

“Yes,” said my boyfriend sternly, “and I said something about it, didn’t I?”

Everyone looked at me. “Yeah,” I replied. “You said, ‘What’s your phone number?'”

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Guilty Tax Payer

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Dear IRS: I’m sending you this money because I cheated on my income tax and my conscience has been bothering me. If it doesn’t stop, I’ll send you the rest.

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Celebrity Look Alike

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Lissa Stathum Looks Like Angelina Jolie

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Malin Akerman looks like Lucy Lawless

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Swedish Singer Owe Thornqvist Looks Like Chuck Norris

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Adam Sandler Looks Like Bob Dylan

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Princess Diana Look Alike – Sherry Robinson

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Sophie Scott Looks like Julia Roberts

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Roger Bill Looks Like Benny Hill

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Austin Look Alikes

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Saddam Hussein & Bush Look Alikes

Unemployment in Los Angeles County is in the double digits, but prospects are looking up for 500 strippers, thanks to the reopening of a landmark nude dancing club on the Sunset Strip.

Salah Almudarris, who owns West Hollywood’s The Body Shop, says the club will reopen Thursday night, creating jobs for about 20 staff and as many as 500 of what he terms “independent contractors.”

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An electrical fire badly damaged the Sunset Boulevard venue in December.

Almudarris says about 50 women will work each night and they could earn upward of $1,000 each.

The venue dates back decades and was mentioned in the 1980s Motley Crue song, “Girls, Girls, Girls.”

Almudarris says area bars may get a boost too, as his club serves no alcohol.

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has criticised the British tabloid that conducted a sting on Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali’s father Rafiq Qureshi.

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Kapur, who directed a soft drinks advertisement with the nine-year-old and Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman recently in Udaipur in Rajasthan, has slammed the media organisation for the report and suggested that the “British tabloid needs to be condemned for the sting operation”.

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“I just worked with Rubina, the little girl from Slumdog Millionaire and what a joy she was to work with… I had been reading about what was going on with her father’s alleged attempts to ‘sell’ her. I was aghast though at the sting operation done by that British tabloid, which, instead of being condemned worldwide, is being heralded as a great piece of journalism,” Kapur posted on his blog on Tuesday.

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“…What was the tabloid trying to do? Trying to push a father to name a price for his daughter’s adoption?…How dare they judge and manipulate other people and their moral predicaments from their comfortable colonial point of view. I would rather have them arrested for obscene suggestions and offers than the father for coming to the negotiating table,” he added.

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The online edition of the tabloid newsoftheworld.co.uk had reported that in a bid to escape slum life, Qureshi put Rubina up for adoption, demanding £200,000 from the organisation’s undercover reporters posing as a wealthy family from Dubai.

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Tabloid newsoftheworld.co.uk Rubina Ali Cover Story

Slumdog Millionaire’s Rubina Ali is in the news again. But this time the news is not good. The girl’s father, Rafiq Qureshi has been arrested for allegedly trying to sell his daughter for 200,000 pounds.

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He was arrested after a complaint was filed by Rubina’s biological mother, Khurshida. The 36-year-old man’s ex-wife claimed that she was aware of the matter two weeks ago. She alleged that Rubina, who plays young Latika in Slumdog, was being sold off to a sheikh in Dubai . Based on the complaint, the police took Qureshi for questioning.

They are also trying to get the video recordings of the meeting at which the deal was supposedly brokered. Terming her ex-husband and his new wife Mina as “money-crazy”, Khurshida said the two were desperate to cash-in on the nine-year-old’s fame. Rafiq, however has denied the allegations. Even his daughter has expressed her desire to remain with her dad.

Bunol (Spain): Spanish revellers have pelted each with 113 tonnes of ripe tomatoes in an annual food fight. Town hall says an estimated 40,000 people took part in the hour of messy fun in the village of Bunol near Valencia. The ritual dates back to the 1940s.

Some warriors in Wednesday’s battle wore swimming goggles to protect themselves from the acid sting of projectiles in the form of pear-shaped tomatoes. Others swatted them away with tennis rackets.

Afterward, many washed off in a nearby river while crews hosed down a town painted red.

Nine of 10 Canadian households now has a computer, and four of 10 have some sort of video game console, according to brand new statistics from the Entertainment Software Association of Canada.

The results will be published in an annual booklet scheduled for release next month.


The new stats show that seven of 10 Canadians aged 18 to 34 say they’ve played some video game in the past month. Of them, 34 per cent say they play video games every day, for an average of 7.1 hours per week.

It all goes to show that video games have become mainstream media to most Canadians.

“What we’re seeing is growth in markets you wouldn’t have seen five years ago,” says Nicole Helsberg, a spokesperson for ESAC. “For instance, Nintendo has been actively courting the non-traditional gamer, especially women. So what they’re doing is developing product specially aimed at women, which is why we’re seeing growth in all these areas.”

The Kyoto-based Nintendo has been dominating the Canadian market with its Wii, which just hit the one million units sold mark in July. Comparatively, Canadians have bought 870,000 Xbox 360s and 520,000 PlayStation 3s.

But Canadians don’t just play games, they create them as well.

The gaming industry employs 10,000 people across the country, and that number is growing by eight per cent each year.

They’re quite good at it too — consider that of the top 100 bestselling titles of 2007, 21 were made in Canada.

“The growth of the industry in Canada has to do with the talent we have here,” Helsberg says.

“A lot of it has to do with the way developers have spawned from bigger studios. You look at a market like Vancouver, EA Games sets up shop, people go to learn the trade, and they go off and form their own development trade.

“We have great ties to the educational system in Canada, which is teaching young people the skills to thrive in this industry. Which is why the video game industry is the fastest growing entertainment industry in Canada.” Read more… source: Canada.com

International IT provider Atos Origin has won a new contract with the UK Gambling Commission to implement systems that support the Commission’s licensing and compliance work for arcades, betting shops, bingo halls, casinos, gaming machine suppliers and lotteries, as well as British-based gambling websites.

The company will implement Siebel 8.0 to provide the Commission with a single, up-to-date view of each operator for both office-based and mobile staff, it announced this week.

This new CRM platform will provide Commission staff with the necessary regulatory information and intelligence at the right time and in the right place, says Bill Butler, Director of Corporate Services at the Commission.

“Following a competitive process, we selected Atos Origin because it demonstrated that it understands our needs and has the capability and experience to deliver,” he said.

Anne Ware, vice president for Public Sector operations at Atos Origin, commented: “Having the correct information to hand at the right time is essential for all organizations. For the Gambling Commission, this new solution will help them to keep gambling fair and safe for all by making it easier to ensure that operators are fulfilling their requirements.”

The Gambling Commission is the independent regulator of all commercial gambling in Great Britain. It is an independent, non-departmental public sector body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Atos Origin has a long-standing relationship with DCMS, the UK Government Department responsible for amongst other things, Government policy on the arts, sport, the National Lottery and the 2012 Olympic Games & Paralympic Games. Source: From CAP Newswire


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