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Every day its the same thing, that damn alarm clock going off,
way too early and way too loud, this way you can never wake up in a
nice way. Thats why I went searching on the internet to find the
best alarm clock. I came up with a top three alarm clocks that will
wake you up in a pleasant way.
Rolls and leaps, from up to 3 feet, off your nightstand after
one snooze. To really get you out of bed it will keep beeping
random patterns and it will roll of your night stand and hide, the
only way to shut up this alarm clock is to find it.It's safe to say
you won't be catching any z's catching this clock.
This clock is a wireless clock that uses your home sound system
to wake you up. This way you can choose to what sound or what song
you want to wake up to. Simply touching the flute sets the
The hardest part about waking up is actually getting out of bed.
There were some really smart people that came up with the perfect
solution, an alarm clock that you can only turn off by standing on
it. You can place it on the ground next to your bed like a little
carpet or by the door, this way you are forced to get out of
AWFUL ALARM CLOCKS AND EVEN WORSE MORNINGS
- BINGE DRINKING IN THE UK Teenagers like to go out and have a
drink now and then. Growing up, I had four drinks when I went out
at the age of sixteen. Nowadays, kids as young as thirteen drink
more than that before they leave the house. With this type of
drinking, these teenagers drink more than the teenagers that do not
drink before going out, because they drink the same amount at the
bar. A growing hype amongst teenagers and young adults, is binge
drinking. The term binging is often associated with an eating
disorder, where the person eats a great amount of food in a small
period of time. However, binge drinking can also be associated with
drinking, meaning: consuming a huge amount of alcohol. This adds up
to four or more drinks in one or more episodes in two weeks.
Teenagers and young adults who are binge drinkers abuse alcohol in
such a way that they dont remember what they are doing. A bigger
consequence to this type of drinking can be alcohol poisoning.
According to statistics, fifty percent of English fifteen and
sixteen year old drink more than once a week. The amount of alcohol
consume a year is equal to 44 bottles of wine or 177 glasses of
beer. 84% of these teenagers get their alcohol shots at local bars,
streets or even parks.
Due to the big amount of alcohol consuming youngsters,
paramedics have decided to provide the so-called booze buses. These
buses treat drunk people along the road who are drunk. They respond
to about 40 calls a weekend. Common side-effects seen with these
people can be vomiting, numbness and unconsciousness. They are
being taken to the hospital where they are checked.
The government of the United Kingdom realized they had to do
something to stop these under-aged drinkers. Theyre introducing a
minimum price to cans of alcohol. The result of this will be that
teenagers have less to spend and this might reduce the harm of
alcohol consumption and abuse.
British TV-series What to watch?A great hobby of the British
people, is watching TV series. There are shows in many various
genres, but most English TV series are being associated with
humour. British humour is often compared with sarcasm and
self-deprecation. This stands for undervaluing yourself in a
humorous way. This kind of belittling yourself or other people is a
type of British humour. In addition to this type of humour are a
few more types of British shows of laughter. An example of this is
the humour of British class systems. This class system is about
tensions between characters in a TV series. The characters often
have outspoken personalities and appearances and in every episode
there is a different storyline to tell. One of these series is Are
you being served?
Are you being served is a British sitcom broadcasted from 1972
to 1985. A sitcom is based on characters that appear every episode
of a TV series. Styles and subjects can vary in sitcoms, but most
of them contain comedy. Are you being served was a TV series that
was set in a ladies and gentlemens clothing department in a
fictional department store.
The main characters were personnel of the department. Almost
every episode was shot in the store and the storyline contained
conversations with almost all of the staff. They were polite to
each other, never calling each other by their first name.
Addressing another by their formal titled names, conversations
often contained subjects of misunderstandings, mistaken identities
and belittling themselves and others.
Another example of British humour is the TV series Little
Britain. Little Britain is a British comedy sketch show which had
their first episode aired in 2003. This show contains a lot of
different funny characters, played by two actors. David Williams
and Matt Lucas created this show originally for radio. The
transition to television was big and it had more outspoken
characters. Main characters are being portrayed as
self-deprecating, sarcastic, arrogant or a bit dumb. Episodes
include satire, absurd and macabre humour. Subjects are being
expanded and exaggerated with a touch of sarcastic humour.
A different kind of genre with British TV series is drama. Skins
is a dramatic TV series which includes a lot of humour and cursing.
Some say Skins is too rude and revealing to the teen public, but
the cast defends that the storylines are being heightened for
entertainment. Storylines of this TV series have explored subjects
like anorexia, mental illness, family problems, substance abuse and
death. Every episode revolves around one teenager, interacting with
other teenagers. Every episode has a different perspective of the
teenagers problems. This seven award winning TV series is being
remade in the USA.
Humour can come in many forms and shapes. It can contain an
emotional subject or it can express feelings towards someone, but
the main point is that people enjoy it.
Most certainly you have read a magazine once that had an
interview in it, for example with you favourite movie star or your
favourite musician. This is one of them. The people writing these
interviews mostly arrange a meeting with this artist/actor and ask
them questions. We decided to take the test and try to arrange an
interview with a celebrity, and we picked Lana Del Rey. Or to be
honest, I picked Lana Del Rey, because I had to interview her.
Well, after deciding I would interview Miss Del Rey, I tried to get
an appointment with her to interview her, in a hotel in Amsterdam
because she has to perform here and wanted to see the stage.
There was a woman sitting on a chair in the lobby of our hotel.
I couldnt see who it was, but when
I came closer, she walked to me. It was a woman in a simple
yellow dress and red Vans shoes. She welcomed me and smiled: it was
Lana Del Rey. We decided to sit somewhere else, where there were no
fans that could disturb our interview, and the big bosses from this
magazine arranged some kind of setting in a conference room. We
started talking and then she asked me: arent you going to ask me
some questions? That reminded me that I had to take an interview
with her and I started asking.
Hello Miss Del Rey, Lana, Lana Del Rey, how are you today?
LDR: I am fine, thanks! And you?
I am fine too. Well, there is one question that we want to know
the most: Where did you get the name Lana Del Rey?
INTERVIEW LANA DEL REY
LDR: When I was younger I felt like I wasnt the person I was
supposed to become yet. I had a vision for myself that was as
beautiful as I wanted the music to be. I generally dont deny my
creative impulses so that was just one of those creative impulses
that I had.
You released your album Born to Die a few years ago, did you
expect it to be this successful?
LDR: When I made that record, I brought it to a lot of different
record labels and they werent interested in it because it was sort
of weird. It wasnt party music, my music was more down beat. People
who got involved in it kind of got involved with it as a passion
project. My photographer was my sister and my little brother was
helping me. I was making my own movie stills from videos I took
from YouTube. I have been doing that for a long time so I felt like
if it was gonna work, it would have worked a long time ago. So no,
I didnt expect the success at all.
Thats surprising! Well, well go on to the questions the readers
wanted me to ask you, because a lot of them are fans of you. Lets
start with the first one: What are your three favourite movies?
LDR: Dont Look Back by D.A. Pennebaker that covers Bob Dylans
1965 concert tour in the UK. Its fucking crazy! I love American
Beauty and The Godfather part one and two.
You have a great taste! Here is another question from another
fan, Felix Janssen is the guy called. He wants to ask you
what your favourite dish is. So, what is your favourite
I stopped drinking 10 years ago just because I felt like a
person who like trying new things and feel different. You do things
so fast, you end up having so many different lifestyles all in one
I think he did not expect this answer, maybe you can be an
example for him. Another question: Whats your favourite colour?
LDR: Blue and gold
And the last question is the one I had to ask and I think has
already been asked a lot. A lot of people tried to put your music
into boxes, if you know what I mean. How would you describe your
LDR: I would say it is film-made, really visual and
Then she got called and she had to leave the building as soon as
possible because she had an appointment elsewhere. I thanked her
for her time and she promised we would see each other again soon at
a concert (she gave me tickets). She walked out of the room and I
was dazzled about her leaving so early.
People go on holiday, and they mostly take a photo or video
camera with them. You take a lot of pictures of things that you
know, tourist attractions for example, but also things you dont
know. Why do people do that? Are they going to use these pictures
as a wallpaper for their laptop? Well, to be honest, I did the
same. I went to London when I was 16, and I took a lot of pictures
of interesting things, unfamiliar things and things that were that
much photographed that if I would get one pence for every time, I
would be a Quadra zillionaire. But what interested me the most,
when I looked back at the pictures, were the pictures that I didnt
know what was on there. It was very impressive, but if somebody
asked me why I took that picture I wouldnt be able to give an
answer. Well, now I will find answers. Ive picked out some pictures
that I took in London, and
I am very interested on what is the history, what the things
were used for, and what is behind it, because I dont want to be a
person that takes random pictures of something.
The first picture I found was this factory. And because I am
very visual, I saw it as a table, turned upside down! A giant brown
table with white legs, waiting to be turned the other way around.
Add some giant chairs to it and put some food on it, there is the
feast! But when I googled: Big giant table upside down London, I
found NOTHING unfortunately. So I had to search for something else.
Well, it has four chimneys, so it has to be a factory, because
normal houses arent that big as this. and mostly dont have big
white chimneys. So when I searched for big factory with four
chimneys I found something interesting.! ! ! !
Pink Floyd, that band? Yes, that band! This factory is on the
album of a Pink Floyd album called Animals! Surprising, isnt it?
Well, from now on it was very easy to find out what it is: it is a
former power station, called the Battersea Power Station. The power
station was built in the 1930s and the other part in the 1950s and
became decommission in the 1980s. It was a coal fired power
station, which means that it used coal to make electricity. A lot
of homes have been provided by electricity from this factory!
When I found this picture, I knew some things about this church
because of a guided tour. This church stands in Whitechapel, a
suburb of London. Does Whitechapel sound familiar to you? It
should, because this was the neigbourhood Jack the Ripper committed
his murders. This church was well known as a place that the
prostitutes would go to pray for god to forget their sins. After
praying they went on the street and pleasure men, so they would be
protected by god.
But unfortunately some of them werent, and the story goes one
Ripper victim left the church and got cut up not very far from the
church. Aside from that it is a beautiful church, built somewhere
between 1714 and 1729, and has served as a shelter for homeless
people. Interesting to know is that the church is an Anglican
Church, and the full name is: Christ Church Spitalfields.
It is very impressive to see a big pillar in London. So
impressive that I took the effort to take a picture of it. You can
see a pillar with a guy on the top. The rest was a secret to me,
because I was too lazy to read what was on the plaque on the
pillar. But when you take the time to do some research about the
pillar, it is time well spent. This pillar is a monument for a man
called Admiral Horatio Nelson, and stands on Trafalgar Square, in
front of the National Gallery. This is for a reason, because
Admiral Nelson died in the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. This
monument was requested by the people, and the commonwealth wanted
the people to design the monument.
This isnt just a monument, because nobody less than Adolf Hitler
wanted to ship this monument to Berlin if he had conquered England,
but unfortunately for him he did not manage that. The column (thats
the best term for this statue) was refurbished in 2006, and those
refurbishments costs were 420.000 pounds. Fun facts about this
pillar are that there have been people climbing it, for TV or to
bring attention to certain aspects. One of the most impressive ones
must be the climb of Gary Connery, who base jumped from the pillar
to raise attention to the situation in Tibet during the Chinese
While walking through the British Museum, I found one of the
largest Greek and Roman galleries in the world. There were a lot of
statues and other faces from marble, but this one intrigued me. I
really dont know why, but after some research I found out that the
person on this picture is Pericles, one of the most prominent and
influential Greek statesmen. This statesman was also very
influential in bringing the culture back to life, and showed the
people that culture is very important for everybody in the Greek
This picture remembers me of that day I was at the museum. After
walking around for almost two hours, a bell rang.
Then an alarm went off. We were being evacuated, because there
was a fire. We had to line up and
just keep calm and walk outside and wait. We did not wait, we
just walked away, but you could see hundreds of people walking away
from the museum, and it turned out that somebody accidentally
pressed at a button unfortunately.
Did you ever expect that I could find that much information
about the pictures I made but did not know why? Do you have
pictures of which you do not know what is on them? Just take the
effort to find out! It is very interesting but it can take a lot of
time if you have some difficult pictures and vague photos. For the
people that do not want to research the things that are on the
picture, you can still take pictures and let other people do it.
But why shouldnt you?
VacationAt some point we all go on a vacation right? There are a
lot of things to think about before you can even go, like where do
you want to go? What do you have to bring? Do you need anything
else? With whom are you going? These are all questions you will
have to find an answer to before you are going on vacation.
There are a lot of different people and thats why there are a
lot of different places to go. If you love the sun, good places to
go are countries like Turkey, Spain or Greece. Those are countries
where you can get all the sun and just lay at a pool all day to get
a tan. If you are more the walking type, countries with mountains
and forests are good places to go, like the Alps, Italy or Great
Britain. If you are the kind of person that wants to see a lot of
things you should go to places like Rome, Athena or Istanbul. The
last group of people is the cheapest ones because those are the
ones that dont want to go through any trouble planning a vacation;
those people are the people that stay at home.
A lot of people dont know what to bring on a vacation; of course
you have to keep in mind where you are going. If you are going to
the sun you dont need very warm clothing but a lot of summer
dresses for the ladies and shorts and t-shirts for the guys.
It doesnt matter where you are going or in what you will be
staying except at all inclusive hotel, it is a
good idea to make some food at home for the day that you arrive,
because nobody feels like cooking when they arrive at their
destination. If you go to the sun you should think about bringing
enough sun cream. If you go for a walking vacation or going to the
snow you should bring clothing that is easy to wear and warm. Dont
forget good shoes because you plan on walking a lot.
Of course you need a lot more than clothing and sun cream. You
also need to make sure that you have a valid ID card and if
necessary shots for different deceases that you dont have in your
country. It is also very important to make sure that if you are
going by plane that you have your plane ticket, if you are going by
car you should make sure you have your driver license and your
The most important question to answer is probably with whom you
are going, because you will have to think about this. If you have a
husband and children you will probably go with them. However if you
want to go with friends it is wise to think about who you will go
with, because you might get along with all your friends when you
see then once a week for a few hours, if you have to hang out with
them for a whole week you have to make sure that you are able to do
that without having fights all the time!
Overall there are a lot of things to think about before you go
on a vacation, but once you are there those weeks are the best
weeks of your summer! - Joena Goeree
Champions League FinalArjen Robben scored a heart-stopping
89th-minute winner to earn Bayern Munich a dramatic 2-1 win over
German rivals Borussia Dortmund after a thrilling Champions League
final at Londons Wembley Stadium. With extra time beckoning, Robben
collected a back-heel from Franck Ribery, eluded the challenge of
Mats Hummels and rolled a delicate shot past Roman Weidenfeller to
give Bayern their fifth European crown. It was a moment of
long-awaited deliverance for both Bayern and Robben, after defeats
for the Bavarians in the final of the competition in 2010 and again
in 2012, when they lost a cruel penalty shoot-out to Chelsea on
home soil. Robben had set Bayern on the way to victory after an
hour of the first all-German final when he teed up Mario Mandzukic
for the opener, only for Ilkay Gundogan to equalise from the
penalty spot in the 68th minute.
Victory made Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes only the fourth manager
to win the trophy with two different clubs, after a 1998 triumph
with Real Madrid, as he prepares to step aside for incoming
successor Pep Guardiola. Having already claimed the German title,
Bayern will now look to complete an unprecedented treble by beating
Stuttgart in the German Cup final next weekend. There was no second
title for 1997 winners Dortmund, but Jurgen Klopps side more than
played their part on a night of gripping drama in front of 86,298
fans at the home of English football.
The player who had generated the most column inches in the weeks
leading up to the game was in the stands for kick-off; a hamstring
injury having denied Mario Goetze a farewell appearance for
Dortmund before his 37 million euros (31.7 million, $47.8 million)
move to Bayern. His transfer was the latest show of strength from a
side who romped to the Bundesliga title by a record-breaking
25-point margin, but Bayern were left looking like the underdogs as
Dortmund flew out of the blocks.
Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer had to save from Robert
Lewandowski, Jakub Blaszczykowski, Marco Reus and Sven Bender,
before Bayern finally came to life when Weidenfeller tipped a
Mandzukic header onto the bar. Javi Martinez sent a header onto the
roof of the net from the resulting corner, but the best chances of
the first half both fell to Robben. On the half hour, Thomas
Muellers pass sent him clean through on goal, but the angle was
prohibitive for a left-footed player and Weidenfeller rushed out
swiftly to make a sprawling save. The Dutchman found himself with
only the goalkeeper to beat again moments before half-time when the
ball fell kindly for him in a tussle with Hummels, but Weidenfeller
stood up bravely and blocked with his face.
MAN OF THE MATCH
In between, Neuer produced a superb last-ditch block to thwart
Lewandowski, who had deftly rolled Jerome Boateng from a Reus pass,
as the play passed from one end to the other at breathless speed.
It looked as if another major final was set to pass Robben by, but
on the hour he atoned for his earlier misses by creating the
opening goal. Ribery rolled a pass towards the byline and Robben
evaded the offside trap by a matter of inches before nudging the
ball beyond Weidenfeller and crossing for Mandzukic to hook the
ball home from a yard. Dortmund might have been forgiven for
feeling deflated given their first-half exertions, but instead they
drew level. Dante was penalized for an untidy high foul on Reus
inside the area and Gundogan steered his penalty into the
bottom-right corner to send the hordes of yellow-shirted fans
behind Neuers goal leaping from their seats. Moments later,
Dortmund were indebted to a breathtaking piece of defending from
Neven Subotic, who slid in to hook Muellers goal-bound shot off the
line as Robben closed in for a tap-in.
But Bayern continued to push, Weidenfeller repelling fierce
strikes from David Alaba and Bastian Schweinsteiger, before Robben
tiptoed through the Dortmund defence to score a famous late