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‘Fantasy Island’ Review: Stay Far, Far Away From Blumhouse’s Horror Getaway

Fantasy Island, the late ’70s/early ’80s TV series that made the catchphrase “The plane! The plane!” wildly popular, heads to the big screen thanks to the fright masters at Blumhouse. As is their want, Blumhouse has warped the show into a horror movie – a move that’s not entirely unprecedented. The original show had plenty of supernatural elements – there was even an episode featuring the Devil. And the old adage of “be careful what you wish for” has been exploited time and time again for scary...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, Movie Reviews, Michael Pena, Fiji, Patrick, Gwen, Jacobs, Melanie, Fantasy Island, Ryan Hansen, Blumhouse, Roarke, Lucy Hale, Michael Rooker


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 13-20

    Nicolas Party’s ‘Portrait with Mushrooms’ is part of the artist’s exhibit “Sottobosco” at Hauser and Wirth Los Angeles. (Photo by Adam Reich/courtesy of the Nicolas Party and Hauser and Wirth)   Here is a sampling of upcoming events and ongoing entertainments that you may have missed in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.   EVENTS   Best Friends Valentine’s Day Adoptions: Cats and dogs ready for new homes with a fee-waived adoption, noon-8 p.m. Feb. 14-16. Best Friends Lifes...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Survivor‘s New Season Brings Back Many of the Show’s Most Influential Winners. Where Is Original Champion Richard Hatch?

On Wednesday night, CBS will air the premiere of the 40th season of Survivor — yes, Survivor is still on the air. To mark the round number, the reality show is doing something special: the 20 players competing this time around are all former winners of the show. It’s Survivor: Winners at War. Across its 39 prior seasons, Survivor had a roster of 38 past winners to choose from. (One contestant, Sandra Diaz-Twine, has two wins under her belt.) Twenty of these “Sole Survivors” were ch...
Tags: Television, News, Uncategorized, Playboy, Cbs, Borneo, Hawk, Fiji, Hatch, Wesson, Outback, Probst, Jeff Probst, Seg, Richard Hatch, Robert Voets


Courtship customs around the world

Though easier than ever, dating today can feel formulaic: Meet on a dating app, maybe in a bar. Exchange numbers. Exchange texts. Meet for drinks, maybe coffee. Then fade into each other’s contact lists, rinse, and repeat with the next match from said dating app. Even in the Tinder era, however, there’s more to courtship than swiping right. It just depends on where in the world you are. If you’re looking for some flirty inspiration this Valentine’s Day, keep these seven traditional courtship ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Texas, Romance, Wales, Australia, California, Mexico, US, United States, Sydney, Poland, Ohio, Melbourne, Customs


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 6-13

  Stomp, a percussion and dance experience on Feb. 15 at the Soraya at Cal State Northridge. (Photo by Steve McNicholas)   Here is a sampling of upcoming events and also ongoing entertainments that you may have missed in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.   EVENTS   Cirque FLIP Fabrique: The circus troupe performs their new show “Blizzard,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Tickets $22 and up. Smothers Theatre at Peppedine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. arts.pep...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


The great kava boom: how Fiji's beloved psychoactive brew is going global

From trendy bars in New York, to anti-anxiety pills sold in Australia and New Zealand, the powdered root is taking offOn a Friday night in Suva, the capital of Fiji, the Kava Bure is filling up. Groups of people have started arriving to meet friends for a post-work basin or three of kava, a drink made from the root of the piper methysticum tree.The bar, which is out in the open air with wooden tables surrounded by bamboo fencing, sells $5 or $10 bags of powdered kava. These are mixed in a plasti...
Tags: New York, Australia, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Fiji, Suva, Pacific Islands, Kava Bure


Google's cofounders lost almost $2 billion each after Alphabet reported lower than expected revenue. Here's how they built a combined $127 billion fortune and how they spend it.

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each lost nearly $2 billion from their net worths after the search engine's parent company reported on Monday. Brin and Page announced that they were stepping down from their roles at Alphabet in December. With a reported net worth of $64.6 billion, former Alphabet CEO Larry Page is the seventh-richest person in the world according. Former Alphabet president Sergey Brin is No. 10, with a reported net worth of $62.3 billion. The pair of multibillio...
Tags: Google, New York Post, Elon Musk, Stanford, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nasa, Cnn, Larry Page, New York Times, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin


Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin lost almost $2 billion each after Alphabet reported lower than expected revenue. Here's how they built a combined $127 billion fortune and how they spend it, from trapeze lessons to a 600-foot 'air yacht.'

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each lost nearly $2 billion from their net worths after the search engine's parent company reported on Monday. Brin and Page announced that they were stepping down from their roles at Alphabet in December. With a reported net worth of $64.6 billion, former Alphabet CEO Larry Page is the seventh-richest person in the world according. Former Alphabet president Sergey Brin is No. 10, with a reported net worth of $62.3 billion. The pair of multibillio...
Tags: Google, New York Post, Elon Musk, Stanford, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nasa, Cnn, Larry Page, New York Times, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin


How to say ‘I love you’ in 68 countries

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if there is one thing you need to be prepared for on February 14, it is to say “I love you.” Whether your special someone does not speak the same language as you do, and you want to make sure you get your point across, or you simply want to impress your beloved on this romantic day by giving them a world tour of this beautiful sentiment, here is how to say “I love you” in 70 languages. Africa Ethiopia: In Ethiopia, you would say, ewedihale lehu (...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Japan, Sweden, Greece, Wales, Indonesia, Montana, Mexico, France, Scotland, Germany, Russia, Israel, Spain, Catalonia


Fijian defence force personnel sing while assisting Australia's bushfire recovery - video

Fifty-four defence force personnel from Fiji have been singing while they work as they assist Australia's bushfire recovery. The military staff have been working in rural Victoria, working on clearing roads, re-opening the Snowy River and assisting communities. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Victoria, Bushfires, Fiji, Snowy River


Top City Destinations to Travel in 2020

As we enter the next decade of travel, prepare for major wanderlust. 2020 is the year to make all your holiday dreams happen – to all the right destinations. To help you discover the hottest destinations making their mark this year, Expedia has delved into its traveller data to reveal the top up-and-coming international destinations for Aussies in 2020. The winners are listed in no particular order, but they all have something to brag about. From white sandy beaches to historical sights and old ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Busan, Fiji, Expedia, Aussies, Oaxaca, Turin, Cook Islands, Explore, Marbella, Pacific Island, Monte Alban


Visiting Vanuatu: More Than Just a Tropical Fishing Paradise

Visiting Vanuatu: More Than Just a Tropical Fishing Paradise We’ve talked about how amazing the fishery here in Vanuatu is repeatedly and we think that it’s about time we share other amazing activities you can do while you are here in the South Pacific island paradise that we call home. Let’s tackle a bit of history and fun facts about this amazing country so you can have a bit more ammunition when it comes time to plan your next family vacation with the missu...
Tags: Cook, Australia, Inspiration, Culture, South Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Pacific, Vanuatu, Fiji, Featured Post, South Pacific Ocean, Santo, New Caledonia, Coolidge, Northern Australia


Board Question #92802: What's a question or two that you wish someone has ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,What's a question or two that you wish someone has asked you, but hasn't? Please tell us the question and then answer it.-What Can I Say Except You're Welcome A:   Dear Maui, Well how'd you know?! Dear Goldie Rose, Didn't you go to Tonga? How did it go? -John Groberg Dear Johnnie, Io! Carl and I went to Tonga last September during my second trimester as our last hurrah before Carl Jr. was born. We were there for a total of 12 days. We were on the main island (Tongatapu)...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, La, Wikipedia, New York City, Disney, America, Ses, Netflix, Atlantic, Netherlands, Playstation Network, Upper West Side, BYU, Fiji, Tonga


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 30-Feb. 6

  Bird watchers on an easy walk with volunteer guide Kerry Perkins look for local and migrating birds in January at Santa Monica Mountains Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center in Calabasas. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Contributing Photographer)   Here is a sampling of upcoming events and also ongoing entertainments that you may have missed in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, and “Light Ye...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Could heart disease actually be contagious?

A newly published hypothesis suggests that some noncommunicable diseases can actually be transmitted between people via their microbiomes.A new analysis even found that your microbiome can convey more information than your genes about your chance of developing various health conditions. By being exposed to an unhealthy cluster of microbes, healthy people could put themselves at risk of "catching" noncommunicable diseases. Thanks to the wonders of modern medicine, dying from communicable disea...
Tags: Health, Bacteria, Genetics, Microbiology, Innovation, Disease, World Health Organization, Vancouver, Illness, Fiji, Microbes, University of British Columbia, Finlay, Brett Finlay


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 23-30

  “The Birdwatcher” is part of Paolo Ventura’s “An Invented World” art exhibit until March 14 at Galerie XII in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Galerie XII)   Here is a sampling of upcoming events, and ongoing entertainments that you may have missed, in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area. EVENTS   Circus Vargas – Mr. V’s Big Top Dream: Show runs 7 p.m. Jan. 23; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24; 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25; 12:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Jan. 26; 7 p.m. Jan. 27; 7 p.m. Jan. 30; 7:30 ...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Best places to scuba dive this year

If you’re an avid scuba diver, you may be looking ahead to this new year and planning your next big adventure. But 2020 is a new decade, and you may feel like the significance of that fact calls for a different type of underwater experience. Maybe it’s diving that puts environmental concerns upfront. Perhaps you want to explore unexpected dive sites, or maybe you just want to put your skills to the test in really challenging types of dives. To help you decide, here are the best new trends and...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, Mexico, US, Egypt, Sudan, Iceland, Maldives, Fiji, Belize, Scuba Diving, All, Scuba, Antarctic, Red Sea, Silfra


Fiji calls for urgent action on climate crisis as second cyclone hits in three weeks

Cyclone Tino bore down on Fiji’s second-largest island on Friday, causing warnings of flooding and heavy rainThe Fijian government has called for strong action on the climate crisis as the country is hit by its second cyclone in three weeks.Fiji opened evacuation centres, closed schools and urged businesses to close early as cyclone Tino barrelled towards Fiji’s second-largest island, Vanua Levu, on Friday. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Fiji, Pacific Islands, Vanua Levu, Tino, Cyclone Tino


NASA water vapor imagery shows Tino's heavy rain potential over Fiji

When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean it gathered water vapor data that provided information about the intensity of Tropical Cyclone Tino.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Fiji, Southern Pacific Ocean, Tino


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 16-23

  Cirque du Soleil’s Volta show at Dodger Stadium is inspired by street sports. (Photo by Matt Beard)   There’s always something interesting to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Winter 2020 dineL.A. Restaurant Week: Participating Los Angeles area restaurants offer prix fixe lunch/dinner, Jan. 17-31. Cost: lunch ($15-$35) and dinner ($29-$99 plus). Tax ...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 9-17

  Hiking and rock climbing are popular at Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   There’s always something interesting to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Southern California Culinary Historians: Charles Perry discusses “Yelping the 1880s: L.A. Restaurants from Adobe Eateries to 24-Hour Gastro-Palaces,”...
Tags: Books, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


The 16 coolest airline paint jobs in the world

An airline's paint scheme offers onlookers a taste of a carrier's values or its culture's ethos. Some airlines update paint schemes once every few years while others remain unchanged for decades. A successful design can make an airline instantly recognizable. Think Pan Am. Sign up for Business Insider's transportation newsletter, Shifting Gears, to get more stories like this in your inbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As airlines and airplanes have evolved, so have thei...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Africa, Disney, US, Trends, New Zealand, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Malaysia Airlines, Airlines, Iceland, Jack, Boeing, Etihad, US Air Force


'Charismatic' New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern named Pacific person of the year

NZ prime minister recognised by Pacific business magazine for leadership on climate change in particularJacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, has been named Pacific person of the year by a regional magazine, only the second person of non-Pacific heritage to ever be awarded the title.The Islands Business magazine, a regional publication based in Fiji, said Ardern had shown a commitment to the Pacific region by advocating for urgent action on climate change at the Pacific Islands Foru...
Tags: Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Pacific, Tuvalu, Fiji, Nz, Pacific Islands Forum, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Charismatic New Zealand


Australia, Fiji's prayers are with you but we know they aren't enough to fight the climate crisis | Frank Bainimarama

The summer has seen another cyclone in Fiji and terrible fires in Australia. We don’t need to be scientists to know that something is very wrong hereAs the world rang in a new year, for Oceania, the images that marked the beginning of the decade weren’t ones of champagne and fireworks. Instead we were left with photos and headlines that merit not celebration, but mourning.The skies of Sydney were stained an eerie blood-red by apocalyptic bushfires, as desperate Australians gathered by the ocean,...
Tags: Australia, World news, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Sydney, New Zealand, South Pacific, Pacific, Bushfires, Fiji, Oceania, Pacific Islands, Australia Fiji, Frank Bainimarama


Most popular last name around world

If everyone in America named Smith formed their own state, it would be the 35th most populous state in America. Let that sink in. And while our country and a number of other English-speaking nations have an abundance of Smiths, every country in the world has its own ubiquitous name, where it seems like you’re never in a class, workplace, or on any list without 10 other people having the same name. To find that name in every country in the world, NetCredit took a look at data from Ancestry.com...
Tags: All, Language, Last Names


Island hopping through the Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Close your eyes and picture Fiji… Do you see white sand and turquoise waters? That’s my first thought too and the Yasawa Islands do not fail to deliver on this vision. The Yasawa Group of Islands are an archipelago made up of around 20 separate islands, found north-west of the mainland. The Yasawa Islands are the perfect holiday destination; with a mixture of accommodation options, everyone will find what they’re looking for fitting into their own budget. Each hotel and resort offers you the o...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Tom Hanks, Nature, Melbourne, Relax, Beach, Vanuatu, Fiji, Oceania, Tropical, Destination, Wilson, Manta, Nadi, Sawa


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 3-10

    Olga Kaczmar’s “I Apologize” is part of the Santa Clarita Artists’ Association’s “Time to Reflect” exhibit from Jan. 10-Feb. 16. (Photo by Olga Kaczmar)   There’s always something interesting to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Oshogatsu Family Festival: A new year celebration, with a preview of the upcoming Year of the Rat, includes craft activit...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


Leone Nakarawa: Fiji lock rejoins Glasgow Warriors after Racing 92 exit

Fiji lock Leone Nakarawa rejoins Glasgow Warriors until the end of the season after being sacked by Racing 92.
Tags: News, Fiji, Glasgow Warriors, Leone Nakarawa


Where to travel in 2020

The 25 places you need to travel in 2020 Photo: Scott Sporleder W e are now at the dawn of a new decade. And though today might not feel much different than yesterday, for some reason years that end in zero always make us think a little harder about what the future will hold. Some think about marriage and children. Others wonder about their career paths. But nearly all of us wonder where the next 10 years will take us around this beaut...
Tags: All, 2020, 2020 Destinations, 2020 Travel, 2020 Travel Guide, Where To Travel In 2020


NASA tracks Tropical Storm Sarai moving away from Fiji

NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean on Dec. 30, 2019 and found that Tropical Storm Sarai continued to move further away from Fiji and toward Tonga.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Fiji, Southern Pacific Ocean, Terra, Sarai