Sri Lanka is a small country, yet teemed with wildlife. It has 26 national parks, The most famous ones are Yala National park, Wilpattu National Park, Udawalawe National Park and Minneriya National park. Holding Eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Sinharaja Forest biosphere reserve, designated by UNESCO. It covers only a small portion of the island, 88.64 km2 to be precise, but they’re home to half of all endemic and native species in Sri Lanka, including elusive cats and slender loris.
When it comes to wildlife tours, Sri Lanka is most famous for majestic Asian elephant and leopards, (one of the five “big cats”). Sri Lanka holds the world record for highest leopard density in the world, here leopard are super large since they are the highest ranking formidable predators in Sri Lanka, they have evolved more like a jaguar with more muscular, more powerful may be even more powerful than a jaguar, they roam National parks proudly with no idea of fear whatsoever. Not to mention Sri Lanka has the highest density of elephants in Asia. Also World largest elephant gathering happens here in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lank attractions include :
See mystic caves adorned with alluring frescoes and elaborately carved statues at the ancient Dambulla Cave Temple, featuring over 150 stunning Buddha statues and religious artworks created over 2,000 years ago and beautifully preserved. Various kings have contributed to this magnificence over the centuries, and King Nissanka Malla had the cave interiors gilded thus earning the temple earned its name, Rangiri Dambulu (Golden Temple of Dambulla), now an UNESCO World Heritage site.
Ever seen hundreds of majestic tuskers frolicking about at one spot? The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is truly astounding. At this place that cares for wild orphaned elephants, visitors are treated to sights of these playful giants bathing in the river, while a lucky few will even get the chance to bottle feed some adorable young ones.
The main attraction is Wilpattu National Park, i visited it with help from https://www.go4safari.com/, a travel experts agency specialized in Sri Lanka tours,
Wilpattu means ‘natural lakes’ in Sinhala and ’10 lakes’ in Tamil and lakes are exactly what you’ll find at Wilpattu National Park. Visitor numbers remain low, even in high season, which gives Wilpattu a genuine sense of wilderness. On the flip side, however, the dense forest and general skittishness of the animals means that actually sighting wildlife is less of a sure thing than in the country’s more-visited parks. This is a place for the more dedicated safari-goer.
The largest of Sri Lankas national parks at 1,085 square kilometres, Wilpattu National Park (Land of Lakes) is now enjoying a renaissance following the declaration of peace in the country; opening its doors to visitors again after 16 years of closure, with a new visitor centre established in 2003. Before visitor numbers fully return to Wilpattu (it was at one point the most visited of all Sri Lankas parks), it remains a relatively uncrowded and unhurried park filled with a network of Villu reservoirs, dense scrub jungle and grass-covered clearings.
The Yala national park is most famous because, it is more likely to spot animals due to it’s savanna like terrain with occasional forest areas mostly consist with small trees and shrubs. It is home to Mammals, Reptile, Amphibian, Invertebrate and Birds.
Who knew a devastating hurricane in the Texas Gulf Coast would inspire so many communities across America to pitch-in and help? But that’s exactly what’s happening September 24th in Ocean Springs, Mississippi when “FRANK & LIZA” come to the Mary C. This strong community already knows the impact of a record-breaking storm. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina ravaged their own coastline. But today, it’s Houston and the Texas coast that urgently need the help.
Thanks to the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, the exhilarating musical tribute to “Frank Sinatra & Liza Minnelli” will come to Ocean Springs for one Sunday matinee benefiting the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. The show is a rapid-paced musical journey through the classic and timeless hits of Frank Sinatra and the Broadway-like song and dance spectacle that is Liza Minnelli’s trademark.
Described as “warm, witty and sexy”, the Las Vegas show features a delightful exchange of music, humor and dazzling duets between two of the most talented artists working today – Dave Halston and Suzanne Goulet. Together, “FRANK & LIZA” will not only thrill a willing audience, they will make it easy for virtually anyone to assist in the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.
Seating is limited. Tickets are available online now for $25.
About the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund:
After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries from citizens and companies who want to help, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and County Judge Ed Emmett have established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible flood relief donations for victims that have been affected by the recent floods. The fund will be housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.
About the Artists:
Dave Halston comes with an impressive resume – working a multitude of theatres, casinos, special events and private parties coast to coast – and in most cases, leaving the audience stunned. As one observer described it, “Dave Halston somehow casts a spell, and they always want more.” Even Barbara Sinatra was brought to tears when Dave performed for her at an exclusive private event. She called his performance “wonderful” and noted specifically the fine job Dave did with Sinatra’s signature song “My Way”.
In addition to Mrs. Sinatra, Dave has also entertained Jeanne Martin (Mrs. Dean Martin), recording artists Michael Feinstein, Steve Tyrell and Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton, among other notables.
Suzanne Goulet was born in Montreal, Canada and has been dancing since the age of 3. She starred in “Fantastique” at the Sheraton Bal Harbour in Miami Beach, then at the Sands Casino in Atlantic City and at the Condado Plaza in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She then joined “Hooray for Hollywood” for an international tour to Spain, Switzerland and Japan. She also choreographed and danced for a show on the “Song of America” cruise ship from RCCL. After studying voice in New York City, she won the “Smirnoff Makes You A Star” competition and began her career as a tribute artist.
In 1996, Suzanne joined “Legends in Concert” at Bally’s Grand in Atlantic City. Then she followed the show to the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas where she received rave reviews and numerous awards.
“FRANK & LIZA”
A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli
2:30PM | Sunday, September 24th, 2017
The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education
1600 Government Street
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
Every year there are some music producers that just go “BOOM”. Is 2018 Robert Berson’s year? Judging by the success of his managed artists it could very well be. Just watch him closely because there are a lot of signs pointing to a Robert Berson boom year! You can find out more about him on his website Robert Berson – Music Producer Los Angeles.
This Los Angeles based Massachusetts born music producer has played a fundamental part in the creation of many albums, such as: Yellowcards When Youre Through Thinking Say Yes (Acoustic), Ocean Avenue (Acoustic), Punk Goes Rock (Today Cover) and Punk Goes Chritmas (Christmas Lights Cover), Like Torches Keep Your Head High, We The Kings Just Keep Breathing and Find You There, Artist VS Poets among others. With over 20 years of experience in the ever expanding music industry (record production, engineering and song writing), as well as his extensive knowledge of musical equipment used yesterday and today, Robert manages to create the most diverse sound around.
He has worked with the following artists among others: Ryan Key, Cassadee Pope, Travis Clark (We The Kings), Jake Bundrick (Mayday Parade), Sara Mann, BB The Jerk, Rick Thorne, Still Standing, Justin Coppolino, Longineu Parsons II, Dan Lavery (Tonic, The Fray) Tiffany Houghton, Austin Carlile (Of Mice and Men) Tommy Cooperman (it Boys, Breathe Carolina) David Ryan Strauchman (Every Avenue) Liz Hill (Starling Glow), Alex DeLeon (The Cab) Cady Grooves,Nash Overstreet (Hot Chelle Rae), Joe Kirkland (The Voice, AVP) AJ Mclean, Ryan Cabrera, Sean Mackin (Yellowcard), Josh Kelley, Erik Kertes, Paul Doucette (Matchbox Twenty), Jeremy Renner, Edwin McCain, etc. Robert is known for his hard work ethic, positive attitude and respect for the artists vision. Many of his long term work relationships have turned into close friendships.
Robert Berson Management (RB Management) is a talent management company that started by connecting up and coming talent with established professionals. Leveraging Roberts reputation within the music industries he has recently become a full service management company with access to Radio, TV and Film.
Website : http://robertberson.com/
P.O. Box 691012
Los Angeles, Ca 90069
Red Dead Redemption 2’s multiplayer companion Red Dead Online will launch later this month for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Take-Two revealed during an investors call (via PST).
The online mode will roll out in beta form as previously confirmed, although Take-Two didn’t provide any further details in the call. Still, at least we have an idea of when we’ll be able to saddle up for some multiplayer mayhem.
Korean publisher NCSoft has announced five new mobile games to drive growth in 2019.
The Investor reports that the company’s lineup includes Lineage 2M, Aion 2, Blade & Soul 2, Blade & Soul M, and Blade & Soul S – based on three of the company’s existing MMORPG franchises.
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Niantic’s location-based augmented reality catch ‘em all Pokemon Go earned roughly $73 million worldwide in October 2018.
Sensor Tower reports that this is a 67 per cent increase in revenue over the same period last year when the title earned $43.6 million globally.
Today Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC), inventor of the Digimarc Discover? platform featuring the imperceptible Digimarc Barcode, announced the company has been recognized for driving innovative solutions into the retail sector. Digimarc is named by ABI Research as a Smart Retail Hot Tech Innovator for 2017. The company was also recognized in IEEE Spectrum for its intellectual property, ranking third for its patent portfolio in the computer software category behind only Microsoft and VMWare, and ahead of software powerhouses including Adobe, Citrix, Oracle, SAP and Symantec.
“Our vision is to enrich everyday living through our patented technologies and applications such as Digimarc Barcode,” said Bruce Davis, chief executive officer, Digimarc. “We have a long tradition of technology innovation and a computing platform that enables future application development and growth by our customers and partners. It’s gratifying to see this recognition of our industry-leading innovation.”
ABI Research identified solutions and innovative companies that are enabling a retail revolution. According to the firm, the selection criteria for “retail hot tech innovators” identified the companies that are the fastest growing in the retail technology industry based on the number of implementations internationally, and the amount of funds raised from capital investors that will continue to fuel their growth.
In “Patent Power 2017,” IEEE Spectrum reports on intellectual property from leading companies. Its Pipeline Power rating ranks patent portfolios by number of U.S. patents granted in the most recent full year (2016) and quality, as measured by statistical assessment of important qualities such as growth, impact, originality and general applicability.
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Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) is a pioneer in the automatic identification of everyday objects such as product packaging and virtually any media, including print, images and audio. Based on the patented Intuitive Computing Platform (ICPT), Digimarc provides innovative and comprehensive automatic recognition technologies to simplify search, and transform information discovery through unparalleled reliability, efficiency and security. Digimarc has a global patent portfolio, which includes over 1,100 granted and pending patents. These innovations include state-of-the-art identification technology, Digimarc Barcode, as well as Digimarc Discover? software for barcode scanning and more. Digimarc is based in Beaverton, Oregon, with technologies deployed by major retailers and consumer brands, central banks, U.S. states, film companies and professional sports franchises, among others. Visit digimarc.com and follow us @digimarc to learn more about The Barcode of EverythingT.
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