Thursday, November 5, 2015

11/05 “CHOPPED” STAR TED ALLEN, MAYOR OF HLUK, MARTIN KŘIŽAN, DIGITAL LIFESTYLE EXPERT MARIO ARMSTRONG

“CHOPPED” STAR TED ALLEN SHARES TIPS ON CUTTING THROUGH THE RED TAPE OF HOLIDAY TRAVEL AND MAKING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR BUDGET

As we approach the busy holiday travel season, American travelers are anticipating long lines at airport security and delays all-around. While travelers can’t avoid the lengthy lines in airports, train stations and on freeways, there are plenty of other ways to alleviate stress around upcoming holiday travel.

Food and travel expert Ted Allen will be available for interviews via satellite at the South Congress Hotel in Austin, Texas to share tips on getting the most out of holiday travel. For travelers redeeming their rewards to book trips this holiday season, Ted will share advice on how to ditch the typical restrictions when making travel plans, including how a flexible travel rewards credit card can help. Ted will also share his personal travel hacks to help avoid long lines and layover frustrations. And given his food and travel expertise, Ted will also reminisce about the nostalgia of classic holiday meals and point viewers in the right direction on where to travel for the quintessential fall staple foods fit for a memorable holiday.

MORE ABOUT TED ALLEN:
Ted Allen is a nationally-known travel and food expert. Ted’s Emmy award winning background evolved from “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” to hosting Food Network’s “Chopped” and “All Star Academy.” Ted’s food travels have taken him from all over the globe from Bangkok to London. When planning a vacation, Ted advocates making food a focal point in the travel itinerary. From his experiences, Ted understands firsthand how to plan a budget-friendly trip to make the dream vacation as memorable as possible.
 


MAYOR OF HLUK - MARTIN KŘIŽAN

Hluk (in Germany Hulken) is a town in Uherské Hradiště District in Zlín Region of the Czech Republic, 10 km southeast from Uherské Hradiště on stream Okluky. In 2011 it had a population about 4400. The town was first mentioned in year 1294. The name of Hluk is very likely derived from Latin word "hlucium" (en: noise).

History
The first written mention of the village dates from 1294. The original name of the city Hluk was established, according to extant sources, from the Latin word "hlucium" to noisily running water stream Okluky, which flows through the town. Perhaps it is also the connection between the name and the medieval city of Hluk Lucká province, which was the center of Hluk possible.

Tradition and clubs

The Ride of Kings
The city is famous for its traditional Ride of the Kings, which is held every three years, on the first weekend in July (the closest Ride of the Kings is attributable to 2017). This folk tradition commemorates historic event, when King Matthias Corvinus after losing the battle fled through Hluk in female disguise.

At present, there is a tradition maintained style when through the city is decorated with ribbons and decorated horses transported the little boy in the women national costumes of Hluk, accompanied by costumed legrutů. The parade is accompanied by hundreds of costumed citizens of the city, surrounding municipalities, foreign and domestic ensembles.

Music
The Ride of the Kings is also linked to the annual brass band festival (held every Saturday in the first week in July) and a folklore festival (held on Sundays). In Hluk also has many other bands and dulcimer music. Among the most famous include DH Šarovec and DH Kosenka. Furthermore CM Babica, CM Ženičky, CM Šefranica.

Associations and clubs
In Hluk has a wide variety of ensembles, circles, and other areas of interest.These bands and dulcimer also include folklore groups operating either at Hluk Elementary School or working with the support of the city of Hluk. Namely, they are: Women's choir Ženičky, Male choir, Folk ensemble Okluky, Folk ensemble Dolňácko and then the children's folklore ensembles from the smallest to the DFS Košuláčci, DFS Žarůžek, DFS Hluboček. Children sets operate at Hluk Elementary School and serves as a school child to the adult ensemble Okluky. The ensemble was founded in 2014 and is one of the youngest Folklore group in Hluk.

Esperanto
In 1933, it was based in Hluk Esperanto Club (part of the Czechoslovak Association of Esperanto), whose members maintained correspondence contacts with speakers of Esperanto in many countries and was invited to several important Hluk travelers who lectures in Esperanto with translation into Czech in front of a local audience(Henrik Seppik lectured on Laponia, Erika Seppiková about Estonia,Joseph R. Scherer from USA about the trip to India, a black man Kola Ajayi about Africa). Every year, also held parties with rich Czech-Esperanto program and in 1937 was staged drama Jízdní hlídka with Legionnaire's theme by František Langer in Esperanto translationKavaleria patrolo.

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DIGITAL LIFESTYLE EXPERT MARIO ARMSTRONG SHARES 5 TECH GIFT IDEAS THAT SHOULD MAKE YOUR LIST THIS YEAR

With the holiday shopping season about to kick into high gear, consumers are busy putting together their gift lists. Tech and consumer electronics continue to be a must-have gift pick, however, it can be a challenge to cut through the confusion!  You need to make sure you're in-the-know, so you can choose the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.

Mario Armstrong, award winning digital lifestyle expert, will showcase his tech gift guidance that will give consumers an edge of what's hot before the shopping rush begins.

As an Emmy Award winning host, Mario appears regularly on TV and radio. Mario is the Digital and Technology Commentator for NBC'S Today Show, HLN, Fuse and CNN. In addition, Mario has appeared on the following shows: Dr. Oz, Steve Harvey, Rachael Ray, Nate Berkus, Katie Couric, and Inside Edition. On radio, Mario is a technology contributor for NPR's Morning Edition and Tell Me More programs.

Armstrong's mission in life is to better people's lives by educating them on how to use technology to enhance their personal and professional lives.

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