Harley-Davidson Lineup Gets Darker And More Powerful For 2016

A Shredder For The Rule Book: The New Iron 883™ Model Is Stripped Down And Ready To Roll

Iron 883, Forty-Eight, S Series Cruisers with Twin Cam 110s and Road Glide Ultra Models Roll-Out with Global Riding Experience on Social Platform Periscope

Two new hard-hitting Dark Custom models, the most powerful cruiser lineup in company history, and a broad range of performance and styling enhancements throughout the range highlight Harley-Davidson‘s powerful new model lineup for 2016.

(Left to right) Harley-Davidson's new Forty-Eight(R) and Iron 883(TM) models assert Dark Custom leadership with motorcycles inspired by the rebellious spirit of the past updated with modern design and new suspensions that put a little extra smooth in the Harley-Davidson soul. (PRNewsFoto/Harley-Davidson Motor Company)

(Left to right) Harley-Davidson’s new Forty-Eight(R) and Iron 883(TM) models assert Dark Custom motorcycles inspired by the rebellious spirit of the past updated with modern design and new suspensions that put a little extra smooth in the Harley-Davidson soul. (PRNewsFoto/Harley-Davidson Motor Company)

In a brand first, Harley-Davidson created and shared a global riding experience to showcase the new bikes in their urban riding settings via multiple Periscope broadcasts during a live-streamed ride around the world. Originating in Portland, Ore., riders ripped through Sydney, Tokyo, Barcelona, Toronto, Mexico City, Las Vegas and back to Portland in less time than it takes to deliver a pizza or ink a tattoo.

2016 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Highlights include:

Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight

Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight

Harley-Davidson Iron 883

Harley-Davidson Iron 883

New Iron 883® (starting at $8,849.00) and Forty-Eight® (starting at $11,199.00) models assert Harley-Davidson‘s Dark Custom leadership with motorcycles inspired by the rebellious spirit of the past updated with modern design and new suspensions that put a little extra smooth in the Harley-Davidson soul.

— New S Series Limited-Edition Cruisers feature big power and cutting-edge style. The Fat Boy® S and Softail Slim® S combine rich finishes with the impressive Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine to deliver head-turning style and performance.

— Previously only available in Harley-Davidson Touring bikes, the High Output Twin Cam 103(TM) engines upgrade the power for all Softail® and Dyna(®) models (except Street Bob), rounding out the most powerful cruiser lineup in Harley-Davidson history.

Harley-Davidson Road Glide® Ultra Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson Road Glide® Ultra Motorcycle

Project RUSHMORE‘s touring revolution expands with the return of the Road Glide® Ultra Motorcycle (staring at $25,699.00) .

The new 2016 Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and accessories start rolling into Harley-Davidson® dealerships immediately. Visit H-D.com to see all 2016 Harley-Davidson models and to find a local authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Reveals 2015 Student Academy Award® Winners

All Winning Films Now Eligible For Oscars®

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted fifteen students as winners of the 42nd Student Academy Awards competition. The Academy received a record number of entries this year — 1,686 films from 282 domestic and 93 international colleges and universities — which were voted upon by a record number of Academy members. The Student Academy Awards were established in 1972 to provide a platform for emerging global talent by creating opportunities within the industry to showcase their work. First-time honors go to Chapman University in the Alternative category and Filmakademie Wien in the Foreign Film competition. Academy members voted the winners from a field of 33 finalists, announced last month.

Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 47 Oscar® nominations and have won or shared eight awards. Previous winners include Pete Docter, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis.

The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title):

Chiaroscuro,” Daniel Drummond, Chapman University, California
Zoe,” ChiHyun Lee, The School of Visual Arts, New York

An Object at Rest,” Seth Boyden, California Institute of the Arts
Soar,” Alyce Tzue, Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Taking the Plunge,” Nicholas Manfredi and Elizabeth Ku-Herrero, The School of Visual Arts

Boxeadora,” Meg Smaker, Stanford University
I Married My Family’s Killer,” Emily Kassie, Brown University
Looking at the Stars,” Alexandre Peralta, University of Southern California

Day One,” Henry Hughes, American Film Institute, California
Stealth,” Bennett Lasseter, American Film Institute
This Way Up,” Jeremy Cloe, American Film Institute

Foreign Film
Everything Will Be Okay…,” Patrick Vollrath, Filmakademie Wien, Austria
Fidelity,” Ilker Catak, Hamburg Media School, Germany
The Last Will,” Dustin Loose, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

Students will arrive in Los Angeles for a week of industry activities that will culminate in the awards ceremony on Thursday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m., at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The medal placements – gold, silver and bronze – in the five award categories will be announced at the ceremony.

The 42nd Student Academy Awards ceremony on September 17 is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required. Tickets may be obtained online at oscars.org today. Any remaining tickets will be made available at the door on the evening of the event. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.


Crystal Cruises’ New Crystal Yacht Cruises Opens Bookings To All Luxury Travelers

Crystal Esprit’s Warm-Water Itineraries Available For Booking September 1

Starting next month, travelers can book their luxury yachting vacation with Crystal Yacht Cruises, the most recent innovation from the world’s most awarded cruise line. As Crystal Esprit charts new waters with its maiden voyage this winter, Crystal Cruises is unveiling the complete itineraries and fares for 2016 through the beginning of 2018. The routes were first made available for booking exclusively for Crystal Society members-Crystal’s repeat guest program – and will be open to all travelers September 1.
11822461_10152591164582614_7749064190302278685_nThe new routes mark Crystal’s first-ever offering of engrossing itineraries focused in warm waters and reaching remote and coveted locales not easily reached by its larger cruise ships. The extravagantly appointed yacht – outfitted for adventure, both, on board and ashore – is set to call in ports never before visited by Crystal’s award-winning ocean vessels, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity.

Crystal Esprit Marina (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

Crystal Esprit Marina (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

On seven-day itineraries that changes seasonally, Crystal Esprit will take guests to stunning locales including the Seychelles, Adriatic Coast, Oman, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai, engaging guests in the destinations. The yacht’s first guests will sail December 23, 2015 on a route round-trip from Mahe/Victoria, Seychelles, with visits to neighboring islands. The yacht’s maiden voyage offers an inclusive post- and pre- cruise New Year’s Eve Extravaganza in Dubai, complete with three- or four-night accommodations at the extraordinary Dubai Taj Hotel and a spectacular fireworks display.

In 2016 through the beginning of 2018, travelers can visit:
Indian Ocean (January-March) – Sailing round-trip from Mahe/Victoria, Seychelles, with optional two- and four-night inclusive Dubai Land Package;
Cosmopolitan Emirates (December) – Sailing round-trip from Dubai, calling on such ports as Muscat and Khasab, Oman; Abu Dhabi and Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE; and Doha, Qatar;
Holy Land (March/April/November) – Sailing from Limassol, Cyprus and Aqaba, Jordan, calling in Haifa, Eilat and Ashdod, Israel;
Mediterranean (April-November) – Sailing various routes from Venice, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Athens, Greece, calling in charming Croatian spots along the Dalmatian Coast and picturesque Greek Isles.

Most of Crystal Esprit‘s seven-day itineraries have been specifically developed and designed to allow travelers to combine two voyages into longer 14-day vacations.428732_559605247394604_201699439_n (1)

The vessel is an extravagantly appointed yacht, delivered to Crystal Cruises by Genting Hong Kong

Crystal Cruises will be celebrating 25 years of sailing in 2015 with multiple theme cruises bringing back former Crystal captains, as well as current top executives. (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

Crystal Cruises will be celebrating 25 years of sailing in 2015 with multiple theme cruises bringing back former Crystal captains, as well as current top executives. (PRNewsFoto/Crystal Cruises)

(GHK), and extensively redesigned to reflect the stylish elegance for which Crystal is renowned. The 62-guest, 3,300-tonnage yacht will offer intimate, exclusive, and fascinating experiences with a boutique ambiance. The all-suite yacht will feature posh, high-end finishes and modern technology, and is outfitted with some decidedly extreme features, like a two-passenger submarine, four 10-passenger zodiacs for special excursions and a 12-passenger Wider 32-foot super yacht tender for special boating adventures. Additionally, at their guests’ fingertips are water skis, wake boards, kayaks, jet skis, fishing, and snorkel equipment..

One of the most compelling and thrilling new elements that Crystal Esprit offers our guests is itineraries filled with destinations they’ve not been able to visit on a large cruise ship before,” says Crystal President & CEO Edie Rodriguez.  “The Crystal yachting experience will take our travelers to locales with the same spectacular beauty and culture, but a more intimate atmosphere.”

Boasting Crystal’s acclaimed all-inclusive amenities, entertainment, fine dining and premium beverages, fares for Crystal Esprit voyages begin at $3,920 per person. For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.