Paradise found: The Garden Club of Honolulu’s Shangri La flower show

Hawai’i is relentlessly referred to as a paradise—but what does that word really mean? “Paradise” is actually an old compound, coming to English from the Latin paradisus, from the Greek παράδεισος (parádeisos), derived from early Persian (Old Iranian and Avestan) words for “surrounding” and “wall,” or a walled enclosure, which came to mean a cultivated area, a garden. When museum director Stephan Jost suggested to Garden Club of Honolulu members Read more [...]

WWE Extreme Rules 2015: Daniel Bryan vs. Bad News Barrett Will Steal the Show

Featuring the aftermath of WrestleMania, WWE Extreme Rules is often an underrated event, having hosted a number of classic contests over the years. Of the all the matches already confirmed for the card and those that will likely be added, Daniel Bryan vs. Bad News Barrett for the Intercontinental Championship will be the bout to steal the show. At WrestleMania 31, Bryan trumped six other competitors in a Ladder match to win the Intercontinental title from Barrett. Although Barrett later claimed in Read more [...]

These Charts Show How Furious 7’s Second Weekend Is as Impressive as Its First

Furious 7 stayed parked in the box office’s top spot for the second weekend in a row, adding $ 60.6 million in U.S. theaters for a total of $ 252.2 million. The film is one of only a dozen to score more than $ 60 million in its domestic box office sales in the second weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. See how it stacks up against other films that smashed the box office in their second weekend: It’s no surprise that Furious 7 is the Fast & Furious film that scored the franchise’s Read more [...]

These Charts Show How Furious 7 Made Box Office History

Universal Pictures’ efforts to release Furious 7 after the tragic death of franchise star Paul Walker in 2013 are being rewarded at the box office. The James Wan-directed film, which premiered on Friday, racked up $ 143.6 million at the U.S. box office during its opening weekend, making it one of the 10 biggest U.S. opening weekends of all time. Impressively, Furious 7 is the only film in this top 10 that isn’t based off a comic book, young-adult novel or toy:   Furious 7 also Read more [...]

Small Business Owners Show Significant Increase in Economic Optimism

Dateline City: CHARLOTTE, N.C. Bank of America/CFI Group Small Business Forecast Finds More Confidence About Growth Potential, Though Many Still Taking Modest Approach to Hiring and Investing Small business owners handed out significantly higher scores when asked about the health of the economy and their potential for economic growth Read more [...]

Juventus’ Recent Performances Show Perfect Blueprint for Borussia Dortmund Tie

Currently sitting a comfortable 14 points clear at the top of the Serie A table, it seems Juventus are all but certain to secure a fourth consecutive league title at the end of the season.There have been numerous accusations about the lack of a genuine challenger, but with five Italian teams still competing in the Europa League, it is clear that football on the peninsula is on the rise once again.That neither the great Giovanni Trapattoni nor Marcello Lippi managed to lift more than two championships Read more [...]

Brian Williams wanted to take over for Jay Leno on the ‘Tonight Show,’ but NBC said no

Suspended NBC News anchor Brian Williams wanted to switch to a career in late night television, according to an extensive profile on NBC's recent trouble by New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman. Sherman writes that Williams asked his bosses at NBC to take over Jay Leno's spot on the "Tonight Show" when Leno retired, but NBC's CEO Steve Burke denied the request. Later, Williams met with CBS CEO Leslie Moonves and asked to take over for David Letterman when Letterman retired from the "Late Show," but Read more [...]