The popular Atlantis Resort family is expanding and opening its doors to customers in China. Atlantis, Sanya Hainan recently opened on 133 square acres on the island of Hainan in the Haitang Bay of the South China Sea. The Chinese Atlantis joins sister properties Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas and Atlantis, The Palm, located in Dubai. The Hainan property will be joined at a later date by a fourth property in Ko Olina on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.
Like its other Atlantis counterparts, the Sanya Hainan property features a variety of family-friendly activities and accommodations. Central to the activity is the signature Aquaventure Waterpark, offering thrilling waterslides and unique encounters with sea lions and dolphins. As the world’s largest open-air aquarium, the distinctive Lost Chambers Aquarium puts guests face to face with over 86,000 marine animals including rays and sharks.
Visitors staying in one of the resorts 1,300 premium guest rooms will have access to the world-class Ahava spa, luxury shopping at The Avenues, and restaurants curated to satiate any appetite. Ossiano Underwater Restaurant and Bar offers floor-to-ceiling views of the Ambassador Lagoon, entertaining guests while they dine on fresh seafood. A variety of other restaurants feature an eclectic mix of food offerings from all over the globe. Atlantis, Sanya provides a variety of accommodations at different price points, including premium underwater guest suites which look directly into the lagoon.
Mighty Fortress Church was in Minneapolis. It was led by Dr Thomas R. William, who served as the senior pastor in that church with his first lady Sabrina R. Williams. Mighty fortress church was a unique church due to various reasons. It was a place where one deepened his relationship and knowledge with Christ. Christians checked on their Christianity claims in Mighty Fortress Church. Mighty Fortress Church changed lives of people through the practical teaching of the Bible and through praying. They offered relevant modern day living messages and worship services which were authentic. Learn more about Mighty Fortress Church at mightyfortress.us.
Everybody in the Mighty Fortress Church was very significant and contributed something to the body of Christ. It encouraged people to come as they were since the atmosphere created an enjoyable experience for everyone. Mighty Fortress church’s vision was building a ministry which was dynamic multi-dimensional and focused on Christian living victorious and powerful worship. Mighty Fortress church created a friendly-comfortable atmosphere by being sensitive to the needs of others. The services of Mighty Fortress Church provided an encounter with the presence of God and the life-changing message of the Christians.
Christians in Mighty Fortress Church took worship to be very crucial to the encouraging and building each believer on a weekly basis. They focused on what God did through and in their lives. They received His spiritual refreshment, blessings, and inspiration in return for their communal worship to God. Every individual expressed their gratitude to God freely.
A biography of Bishop Thomas William.
Bishop Thomas William acted as an apostle and a prophet. Bishop Williams was active for 30 years in ministry, where he served in the body of Christ in different capacities. Bishop Thomas emphasized on how applicable the treasures of knowledge and wisdom were in God’s word. He believed that the answers to distressing problems in the world such as poverty, sickness, sin, racism, social rebellion, and moral decay were those treasures. Bishop Williams acted as the founder and president of Mighty Fortress International ministries. He proceeded as a bridge-builder, united differences in Body of Christ. Visit Yelp to write a review about Mighty Fortress Church.
The market research firm Euromonitor International just released a list of the 30 most visited cities in the world. This firm based its rankings on the number of international tourists who spent at least 24 hours in their chosen city last year.
The Chinese special administrative region of Hong Kong took the top prize this year. Approximately 25 million foreigners passed through Hong Kong last year, and most travel experts believe this city will welcome 31 million foreigners in two year’s time.
Second place went to the Bangkok, Thailand. An impressive 23 million international tourists visited the Thai capital last year, which is a 9.5 percent increase from 2016. Unlike Hong Kong, however, most people who visited Bangkok went for pleasure rather than business.
The third best city on this list is London, England. The historic capital of the UK welcomed almost 20 million tourists last year and hopes to attract 25 million by 2025.
Singapore won the number four prize in this year’s survey with just over 17 million foreign visitors. Much like Hong Kong, Singapore has grown to become one of the Asian leaders in global finance. By 2020, travel experts believe Singapore will welcome at least 20 million foreign visitors.
Rounding out the top five destinations on the globe is Macau, often dubbed “China’s Las Vegas.” A little over 16 million foreign tourists visited Macau in 2017 and Chinese tourist experts believe 28 million will be drawn to this city in 2025.
Counting from number six to ten, here are the other big names in this year’s list: Dubai, Paris, New York City, Shenzhen, and Kuala Lumpur.
During the initial process of neurofeedback, a patient wears a special belt around his or her waist and the therapist monitors your breathing through this belt. Then, the therapist gives the patient a cap to wear which will be used to monitor the frequencies inside the patient’s brain. The cap has special sensors attached to it to communicate with a computer. The frequencies can be correlated with the emotions going through the patient’s mind. Fast and erratic frequencies displayed on the monitor will mean the a patient is anxious or upset while slow and steady waves will usually mean the patient is at ease. A specialist will monitor the frequencies that show and will translate them for the presiding therapist. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.
Neurocore is a leading therapy center focused on the treatment of Add, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. They are leaders in the medical field because of the methods they have been developing for several years. For those living with mental health issues they will be happy to know that Neurocore offers them some very effective services for their ailments. The main method they are known for is what is called neurofeedback. This transformative method may sound complicated but it is very simple in nature. Basically, the therapist works with you to gradually retrain your brain to operate in a more productive manner. How can this retraining be achieved? The therapist uses a combination of technology and behavioral therapy to ingrain a patient’s subconscious mind with a system of rewards for the desired actions. See more information about Neurocore at Linkedin.com.
Depression has been treated with neurofeedback. It has been very effective in select individuals and shows some promise for wider application. Many mental health clinics are already adopting the technology and technique. In order to train a patient’s brain to better handle depression, a therapist will show the patient a movie meant to induce mild stress. When the patient’s stress levels become obvious on the monitor the therapist will change the movie to a more peaceful scene. Once the data is collected that shows a patient’s baseline, the specialist will begin training a patient to maintain this level of peace.
It looks to be smooth sailing for Norwegian Cruise Lines heading into 2018. On the heels of the promising release of its 2017 fourth quarter financial earnings, Norwegian is looking to expand its markets and ports of call. Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings Limited encompasses three brands — the primary Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas. Norwegian is already citing a positive booking trend going into 2018, signaling strong loads for the year.
As Norwegian looks to the future, the company has announced seven new cruise liners. The first new ship to launch will be the Norwegian Bliss in May 2018, followed by the Norwegian Encore the next year. The Bliss is the first Norwegian ship to debut in Seattle and will begin its first sailings with trips to Alaska before moving on to the Caribbean later in the year. Four Project Leonardo ships will round out the next seven years of production, as well as a new ship for Regent Seven Seas, debuting in the year 2020.
Norwegian has been encouraged by the popularity and guest feedback about the new port of call in Cuba and plans to expand travel to the island as a result. The Norwegian Sun will add Havana as a port of call starting in May 2018 in order to satiate customer demand. The company has also stated a desire to expand its list of sailing ports, potentially adding the popular Fort Lauderdale and Texas points of origins to its offerings.
South Korea is now tied with Singapore for the title of the world’s strongest passport. That’s according to a new annual ranking of the world’s passports put out by the group Passport Index.
This marks the first time two Asian nations are at the top of the list. For many decades, the most powerful passports in the world always went to European nations.
One of the major reasons why these two Asian nations were awarded the top prize this year has to do with a change in Uzbekistan’s visa policy. As of this year, passport holders in both South Korea and Singapore have been granted visa-free status by Uzbekistani authorities.
Passport Index added that Somalia has made changes in their visa procedures in recent years. This is yet another reason why South Korea was able to tie for first this year. Singapore and South Korea have visa-free scores of 162 in this year’s survey.
There was also a tie for the second most powerful passport on Passport Index’s list. Both Germany and Japan were given visa-free scores of 161.
Many significant European nations were able to clinch the bronze prize this year with scores of 160. A few of these nations include Italy, France, and Sweden.
Executives at Passport Index believe this year’s survey proves how powerful and trustworthy Asian nations are becoming in the globalized era.
Analysts at Passport Index worked with the financial firm Arton Capital when compiling this year’s list. Anyone can check the status of their home country’s passport on Passport Index’s official website.
Highland Capital Management was founded in 1993, an alternative investment manager, headquartered in Dallas, Texas by Mark Okada, and Jim Dondero. Over the past two decades, Highland Capital Management has evolved towards creating even more revenue when it comes to their assets, building on ways to keep becoming experts in the leveraged market. The firm’s investment platform is so diverse, that not only do they serve institutional investors worldwide, but they also serve investors in retail as well. Utilizing their specialized teams, Highland Capital Management can customize the structure of their specific financial plan, no matter the goal that the client wants to achieve. Learn more about Highland Capital at Crunchbase.
Even though Highland Capital Management is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, they also have offices that they maintain in New York, and other countries around the globe. Their mission is to go above and beyond just investing in the financial markets, their focus is to also to invest in their communities, where the employees reside, having a major impact through their volunteer programs. For over a decade, Highland capital management has donated over $10 million all over the world to various organizations, led by Co-founder and President, Jim Dondero. They have managed to accomplish this by just being an independently owned employee partnership.
The whole approach at Highland Capital is to provide the certain tools needed for your business to see even more revenue, while applying steps needed to be successful in whatever you are investing in. As a graduate from the University of Virginia, Jim Dondero, has over 30 years of personal experience in the markets that he advises investors in, establishing himself as a pioneer in the industry. Read more at bloomberg.com.
At Highland Capital Management, Dondero, comes up with solutions that businesses need to educate themselves, on the proper ways to invest in order to see a consistent profit. Today, Highland capital Management is one of the largest hedge funds in dallas, Texas, and has had the opportunity to partner up with other successful real estate developers, after transitioning into the field. With the same approach that Jim Dondero puts into his charity work, its the same approach that he portrays leading as President.
Disney executives announced the popular Be Our Guest restaurant will only offer a prix-fixe menu from July 27th onwards. This is the latest of many price increases in recent days at Orlando’s iconic Walt Disney World Theme Parks.
This prix-fixe menu will replace the current à la carte menu and include three courses for both kids and adults. Anyone over the age of 10 must pay $55 for this three-course meal and kids under 10 will be charged $35.
Located in the Magic Kingdom, the Be Our Guest restaurant serves French cuisine inspired by the 1991 movie Beauty and the Beast. As visitors enjoy their cuisine, they can explore various themed-rooms in the Beast’s castle and meet characters from the movie.
Ever since it opened a few years ago, the Be Our Guest restaurant has been a hit with visitors. Tourists still need to book reservations months in advance to get inside this restaurant.
Executives said most food items will remain the same on the new prix-fixe menu, but they will add some new appetizers and entrées. A few items that will definitely stay on the menu include French onion soup and lamb chops.
People who take part in the Disney Dining Plan will have to pay two Table Service credits to dine at Be Our Guest. As of today, Be Our Guest is a one Table Service credit restaurant.
Be Our Guest might not be the only Magic Kingdom restaurant that’s changing its menu options. The Pinocchio Village Haus, just a few feet away from Be Our Guest, is also rumored to be testing a prix-fixe dinner menu. Walt Disney World has not made an official statement on this Italian restaurant.
There are, however, three restaurants in the Magic Kingdom that sill offers à la carte menus: Tony’s Town Square, Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd., and the Plaza Restaurant.
Despite political instability, Myanmar had one of its best tourism seasons last year.
A new report shows 3.44 million people traveled to this Asian nation in 2017, an increase of 18 percent from 2016. While this number is slightly lower than the recent high of 4.68 million in 2015, it’s a strong sign for the country’s growing tourism industry.
Myanmar’s rise in the tourism industry has been nothing short of spectacular. In 1990, the country was only able to attract about 21,000 foreigners. Then, just five years later, about 120,000 foreign tourists took a trip to Myanmar.
The tourism numbers didn’t really take off until Aung San Suu Kyi was released from prison in 2010. In 2010, about 790,000 foreigners visited Myanmar. That number skyrocketed to 3.08 million in 2014 and has never gone below 2 million since. The only country that has had as impressive a rise in tourist traffic recently is Cambodia.
For those who don’t know, Aung San Suu Kyi is a major activist in Myanmar who has served in many important governmental roles. Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
Some of the most popular sites in Myanmar include the ancient Buddhist temples of Bagan and the central Inle Lake. Many visitors also like to tour the Irrawaddy region and the capital of Naypyidaw.
Myanmar, which is also known as Burma, is located in Southeast Asia and shares borders with Thailand, China, India, Bangladesh, and Laos. There are 55.1 million people living in Myanmar, over 80 percent of which identify as Buddhists.
When visiting South Korea, there are many traditional dishes you will want to try. Classic South Korean dishes are meat, vegetable, and rice based. The most common spices used for cooking are ginger, soy sauce, dried red peppers, fermented bean paste, and sesame oil.
A favorite street food is hotteok. A hotteok is bread filled with sugar or something sweet. Street vendors, seen here, grill the stuffed bread and serve them to you hot. The ingredients are simple: yeast, sugar, milk, flour, and water. It is the various mixtures inside that make them unique. Some hotteok filling options are sugar and peanuts, or honey and cinnamon. There is a lot of sugar in this Korean dish. The estimated calories in a Hotteok is around 230 to 250, depending on the filling.
Korean barbecue is famous around the world, but tasting the original dish in its mother country is a must. The barbecue meat is chicken, beef, or pork. It is marinated then grilled. Bulgogi is a well known marinated. It is made of sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and sesame oil. Galbi marinade is similar to bulgogi but infused with sliced onions. Jumulleok is the simplest of sauces. It merely is salt, pepper, and pure sesame seed oil.
Spicy fermented cabbage has been a staple in Korea for hundreds of years. Kimchi begins with cabbage and hot spices. Chili powder, garlic, and ginger kick up the heat factor. Vegetables and spices are married, and traditionally stored in the cool earth until fermented.
South Korea offers a culinary adventure from spicey to sweet. Any visitor to South Korea will find a new favorite dish.