CitizenM Hotel NYC

The new citizenM hotel in the heart of New York City on West 50th Street, in the middle of the theatre district, just off the corner of Broadway, and only three blocks north of Times Square is as -busy’ as its neighbourhood!

Rising from the ethos of this buzzing metropolis and featuring all its signature elements – from 14sq.m. mood-pad oriented guest rooms with lux washroom and interiors; floor-to-ceiling glass walls, plush interiors, loads of customized interactive spaces, aesthetically juxtaposed and emotionally connecting interior-exterior dynamics, et al – the hotel once again endorses its -luxury on a budget- motto.

Amazingly synchronised as a franchise, the hotel design rises up to the contextual architectural elements via its colours, art and eclecticism. Designed as a space that can cater to both locals and travellers, the hotel establishes an instant connect with its massive wall art -Come One, Come All’ on the facade, created by artist Jen Lui – a piece of art that refers to the historical context of Times Square. Once inside another centrally positioned striking artwork in the heart of the living room by Julian Opie as well as a rooftop bar has walking people carved into the granite cladding of the elevator core and filled with gold leaf. The artwork also divides the space in two: the double height living room area and the lower adjacent area with canteenM under the mezzanine floor. Contextually tuned in to the spirit of Times Square, the 22-storey, slim black aluminium clad and stucco building tower is set back from the street by a small attractive plaza and a rooftop bar – both designed as recognisable glass volumes that are almost carved out of the mass to accentuate the distinctive social function they have within the hotel. Above, a series of identical bedroom windows, the width of a bed, show the rooms, individually illuminated depending on the mood of the guest. The double-height ground floor, rooftop bar and artwork are more expressive, bright and dynamic, emphasising the importance of citizenM’s communal life and connection with art. Strategically placed designer furniture completes

Raikkonen was asked not to move to Red Bull

Lotus Kimi Raikkonen tried to convince to stay on the team and did not move to Red Bull.
“In the last two years we managed to close the gap to Red Bull. And we continue to catch up with this,” said Eric Boullier, Lotus boss told the BBC.
Raikkonen speculation of a move to Red Bull’s Mark Webber came after deciding not to renew his contract with Red Bull.
Click Webber will leave Formula 1 at the end of this year and will jump in NASCAR.
With Daniel Ricciardo of Toro Rosso team, Raikkonen is considered as an ideal replacement for Webber.
end of August
Click Raikkonen record of achievement is quite impressive and for a while was in third position in the championship under the Red Bull drivers Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.
Boullier said that Raikkonen at Lotus future will be decided before August.
“He’s old enough to decide what is best for him. Sides There is a positive side and a negative if he decided to move to Red Bull next year,” said Boullier.
Beyond the technical factors, Boullier said there was a problem between Lotus and Raikkonen related payroll but Boullier confirmed that the salary arrears is now complete.
Red Bull Webber himself said a replacement will be announced in late August.

Absorption Rate and Why It Matters to Your Investment

Absorption Rate and Why It Matters to Your Investment

Chances are if you are new to property investment you may be a little overwhelmed with all of the terminology that you are being faced with. After all when you were making your initial investment in your residence you don’t recall hearing terms such as absorption rates.

Maybe you are thinking that it really is not something that you care to take an interest in with this potential property investment, but you have to change your mindset here. Real estate investing is a business, whether you are investing in one property or several. Therefore you must treat it as such and look at it from all different directions. This means paying attention to the absorption rate because it can have a direct effect on your investment.

It really is not difficult to understand, and in fact you may find it quite interesting. It merely means how long it will take the property to sell on the market in a given area.

Let’s say there are 500 homes in an area and every month 50 of these homes sell. This means it would take 10 months to sell all the homes. Therefore you can assume that if you are the seller that you are looking at an average of 10 months to sell your home. If on the other hand you wanted to sell quicker than this it would mean lowering your price.

This all sounds like pertinent news for the seller but to what advantage can you as the buyer use it for? If the absorption rate is high in the area you are considering your purchase then it means more homes are on the market, and this means more competition the sellers will be facing. Your potentially lower offer may seem like a good deal based on this.

The absorption rate is just one of many areas of significance when contemplating a realty investment. If you apply the same careful research tactics when putting your financing in place then you are beginning to cover both ends of your

Decorative Paint Market Set For Astounding Growth

According to a recent research report by RNCOS, Indian Paint Industry Forecast to 2015, Indias decorative paint market is anticipated to post remarkable growth in the coming years. The market is thus anticipated to grow at a CAGR of more than 15% during FY 2012-2015, riding on the back of real-estate boom and infrastructural development coupled with increase in income levels.

The decorative paint segment is classified into emulsions, enamels, distempers, cement paints and others, which include wood finishes, primers, putties, etc and holds around three-fourth share of the total paint sold in India. This ratio is sharply in contradiction with the trend in developed countries. However, demand for decorative paints is seasonal with bulk of sales taking place during the festival seasons from September-December, while sales remain slack during the monsoon months from June-August.

Under the decorative paint segment, emulsion and enamels hold major share in market, and are mainly popular in Tier-I and -II cities. Distempers, on the contrary, are majorly used in Tier-III and rural part of the country. As per our analysis, emulsions market is expected to post a massive growth in the coming years.

Further, our report spread in around 70 pages also reveals growth trends along with the recent movements in the market pertinent for any investment decision. A snapshot of the identified key players including Asian Paints Ltd, Berger Paints India Ltd. is also provided to enlighten clients towards deciphering a clear knowledge of the industry. Overall, our report presents a complete picture of every aspect of the paint industry in India that will facilitate intending clients towards devising tactful investment devices accordingly.

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Protein Filled Snacks For Post Workout Recovery

Having an effective strength training routine in place is important to leaning out and gaining muscle, but have you ever thought that what you’re eating after your workouts is almost just as important? The post-workout snacks and meals are the basic building blocks to what your body can achieve. You can rip your muscle fibers to shreds but not get as far as you’d like gain-wise simply because you are not eating the right type of foods at the right times.

Hands down, the best post-workout snack is a protein shake. Taken as a liquid form, the protein source will be able to penetrate your bloodstream faster thus being able to be transported directly to the muscles very quickly. This will help in the recovery process, both by providing the fuel to rebuild the muscle faster but also helping prevent extreme delayed muscle soreness. Here are a variety of different types of protein shakes with differing ingredients based upon your individual goals.

Banana-Chocolate treat:
1 banana
1 scoop whey protein powder, chocolate flavored
8 oz. skim milk
Optional: 1 tbsp peanut butter

Green Tea Protein Shake:
1 oz. cup of chilled green tea
1 scoop whey protein powder, unflavored
Half of a tsp cinnamon
Half of a cup of applesauce
Optional: 1 tbsp flaxseed

Berry Blast:
8 oz. of skim milk
1 – 2 cups of berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries)
1 scoop of whey protein powder, unflavored

Peaches and Cream:
8 oz. of skim milk
1 cup of sliced peaches
1 tsp vanilla extract
Half of a cup of vanilla yogurt, sugar free
Splash of orange juice
1 scoop of protein powder, unflavored

Pina Colada:
8 oz. skim milk
Half of a cup of pineapple chunks
1 tbsp coconut extract, or cup coconut milk
1 scoop of whey protein powder, unflavored

Chocolate Raspberry:
8 oz. skim milk
1 cup of raspberries
2 tsp cocoa powder
1 scoop of whey protein powder, unflavored

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