Las Vegas Bachelor Party Planning is No Longer a Hassle

For many who visit Las Vegas to celebrate a bachelor party, one of the big draws is the exciting and vibrant daylife and nightlife. Many people often are stuck with companies that can only handle certain aspects of planning, not the whole. This can be very frustrating and can make it difficult to organize and plan a Las Vegas Bachelor Party or stag night for an entire weekend. Luckily, a new online concierge company called “Bottle Service Vegas” has officially launched and will take the hassle out of planning these events—allowing anyone to easily put together a mind blowing event without insider knowledge or connections in the city.

Bottle Service Vegas (BSV) is an independent hosting and promotions company that will offer clients the chance to plan a Vegas Bachelor party with ease. The experts at Bottle Service Vegas have connections with all the hottest venues in Las Vegas including XS Nightclub, Omnia Nightclub, Marquee Dayclub and all the after-hours venues’ Vegas has to offer.

For clients looking for the ultimate Las Vegas party packages, the opportunities available from Bottle Service Las Vegas will fit the bill perfectly. These packages include private booths to watch sports games, limousine transportation, and VIP entry to all venues and even trips to the gun range to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse. For clients that want a full-service experience, hotel discounts and other services are available as well. Also, as a special add on every booking receives a complimentary bottle or up to 20% off their dinner reservations for the entire party.

This service will be especially beneficial for those who are visiting the town and may not have the same connections as those who live in Sin City. Party planning can be a bit overwhelming, but this service will allow for planning small intimate parties or huge events.

Interested parties can keep up with the latest information by visiting the website at or following the company’s Facebook and Twitter profiles.

81 Countries In Competition For 2015 Foreign Language Film Oscar®

Eighty-one countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 88th Academy Awards®, with Paraguay being a first-time entrant. The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 5:30 am PT at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The 2015 submissions are:

Afghanistan, “Utopia,” Hassan Nazer, director;

Albania, “Bota,” Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci, directors;

Algeria, “Twilight of Shadows,” Mohamed Lakhdar Hamina, director;

Argentina, “The Clan,” Pablo Trapero, direc

Australia, “Arrows of the Thunder Dragon,” Greg Sneddon, director;

Austria, “Goodnight Mommy,” Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala, directors;

Bangladesh, “Jalal’s Story,” Abu Shahed Emon, director;

Belgium, “The Brand New Testament,” Jaco Van Dormael, director;

Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Our Everyday Story,” Ines Tanović, director;

Brazil, “The Second Mother,” Anna Muylaert, director;

Bulgaria, “The Judgment,” Stephan Komandarev, director;

Cambodia, “The Last Reel,” Sotho Kulikar, director;

Canada, “Félix and Meira,” Maxime Giroux, director;

Chile, “The Club,” Pablo Larraín, director;

China, “Go Away Mr. Tumor,” Han Yan, director;

Colombia, “Embrace of the Serpent,” Ciro Guerra, director;

Costa Rica, “Imprisoned,” Esteban Ramírez, director;

Croatia, “The High Sun,” Dalibor Matanić, director;

Czech Republic, “Home Care,” Slavek Horak, director

Denmark, “A War,” Tobias Lindholm, director;

Dominican Republic, “Sand Dollars,” Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas, directors; Continue reading

CDC News You Can Use: October 15 Is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

While HIV poses a serious health threat to all Latinos, different Latino communities are impacted in different ways. In conjunction with National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (October 15), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released new data reinforcing that the epidemic among Latinos is as diverse as the community itself here in the United States.nlaad2010posterlowres

HIV continues to pose a serious health threat to Latino communities in the United States. If we hope to end the United States epidemic, we must stem the spread of HIV among Latinos – the nation’s fastest growing ethnic population. Each of us has a role to play.” said Donna McCree PhD, MPH, RPh, Associate Director for Health Equity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The new analysis finds that Latinos in the Northeast have the highest HIV diagnoses rates in the nation. In addition, HIV-positive Latinos in the Northeast are more likely to have been infected through intravenous drug use, compared to other regions. In contrast, Latinos in the South have the highest number of new diagnoses and are more likely to be infected through male-to-male sexual contact than Latinos in the Northeast. Regardless of region, male-to-male sexual contact was the primary mode of transmission among Latinos in the U.S., overall.

  • Hispanics represent approximately 16 percent of the United States population and account for an estimated 19 percent of people living with HIV in the United States and 20 percent of new infections.

  • The rate of new HIV infections among Latino men is almost three times that of white men, and the rate among Latinas is more than four times that of white women.

  • Gay and bisexual men account for the largest proportion of HIV infections among Latinos overall, but different Latino communities are impacted in different ways.Figure 2

Estimated New HIV infections among Hispanics/Latinos, 2009, by Transmission Category: This chart reflects the estimated number of new HIV infections among Hispanics/Latinos broken down by transmission category. Of the 9,400 new HIV infections that occurred among Hispanics in 2009, 64% were among men who have sex with men (MSM), 25% were among heterosexuals (18% female; 7% male); 10% were among injection drug users (IDU) (6% male; 4% female); and 2% were among MSM/IDU. Source: CDC

With the guidance of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, CDC is committed to prioritizing HIV prevention efforts in highly affected populations, like Latinos. But CDC cannot do it alone. Communities must start and continue a dialogue about HIV – get the facts, know your risk and get tested. We must tackle the social obstacles that bar many from being tested and treated. Everyone and every action counts.adds McCree

NLAAD is a reminder that we have the power to take control of our health and protect ourselves against HIV. First: if you are sexually active or inject drugs, you may be at risk. But the good news is that HIV is preventable. There are things we can all do, starting today, to protect ourselves and our partners. Get tested for HIV – this is the first step in protecting yourself and your partners. If you are sexually active, practice safe sex. Finally, we must create safe spaces in our homes, schools and places of worship to talk about HIVEmilio J.German MSHSA, Public Health Analyst-Coordinator for Hispanic or Latino Health Equity Activities, Centers for Disease Control and Preventiondpk-latino-AIDS-new-infections

Estimated Rate of New HIV Infections, 2009, by Gender, Race/EthnicityThis graph shows that in the US in 2009 the rate of new HIV infections among black males was 103.9 cases per 100,000 population, the rate for Hispanic males was 39.9 cases per 100,000 population, and the rate for white males was 15.9 cases per 100,000 population. The rate among black females was 39.7 cases per 100,000 population, the rate for Hispanic females was 11.8 cases per 100,000 population, and the rate among white women was 2.6 cases per 100,000 population. Source: CDC

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Solo Exhibition for Jared Madere at The Whitney Museum of American Art

OCT 16, 2015–JAN 3, 2016

Jared Madere will receive his first solo exhibition in the United States at the Whitney Museum of American Art, with the opening of a new installation in the first-floor John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation Gallery. On view from October 16 through January 3, 2016, the exhibition features a large-scale installation that resembles a fountain with a statute of a mother holding her child. Inspired by decorative water features found in parks and urban commons, Madere seeks to highlight the civic nature of the gallery, which is free to the public. The exhibition, organized by associate curator Christopher Y. Lew, is also the inaugural presentation within the Whitney’s series of exhibitions by emerging artists, which Lew will oversee.

Jared Madere, exhibition view at Armada, Milan, 2015. Photo Beppe Raso. Courtesy of Armada.

Jared Madere, exhibition view at Armada, Milan, 2015. Photo Beppe Raso. Courtesy of Armada.

Making use of diverse materials and sculptural techniques—from concrete to LED lights—Madere describes his untitled installation as one that has passed through many multi-dimensional portals and bears physical evidence of its journey through time and space. His new work depicts a mother and her child as the infant’s body seems to transform into a harp. Madere embraces the range of thought and belief that his installation might suggest, and welcomes viewers to ascribe a variety of associations to his composition. Some elements of the work seem to have been uncovered from the ancient past, while other sections seem to stem from the present or distant future. Madere combines timeless construction methods with recent technologies, alluding to alternate dimensions of reality in which unrelated ideas, materials, and styles may coexist in probable and improbable ways.

Jared Madere, exhibition view at Armada (Detail), Milan, 2015. Photo Beppe Raso. Courtesy of Armada.

Jared Madere, Exhibition View (Detail) at Armada (Detail), Milan, 2015. Photo Beppe Raso. Courtesy of Armada.

Jared Madere, exhibition view at Armada (Detail), Milan, 2015. Photo Beppe Raso. Courtesy of Armada

Jared Madere, Exhibition View (Detail) at Armada, Milan, 2015. Photo Beppe Raso. Courtesy of Armada

Madere (b. 1986), who is based in New York, is part of an emerging generation of artists who embrace a gritty, abject aesthetic that is decidedly different than the polished, technology-based work associated with many young artists today. He primarily creates installation-based works featuring disparate materials such as salt, flowers, foodstuffs, and plastic tarps that are assembled and aggregated in a manner that insists on their material connections to society, economics, industry, and human emotion. Madere has participated in numerous exhibitions at venues including David Lewis, New York; Bortolami Gallery, New York; Michael Thibault Gallery, Los Angeles; Croy Nielsen, Berlin; and Le Magasin, Grenoble, France; and he is also the founder of Bed-Stuy Love Affair, an artist-run gallery focused on emerging art.

Jared Madere, Exhibition View (detail) at Armada, Milan, 2015. Photo Beppe Raso. Courtesy of Armada.

Jared Madere, Exhibition View (detail) at Armada, Milan, 2015. Photo Beppe Raso. Courtesy of Armada.

An online essay on Jared Madere’s work will be available at Support for this exhibition is provided by Judy Chen and Kevin Yao.

World Travel: Etihad Airways Announces Early Arrival of Signature A380 Service, Including The Residence by Etihad, to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), announced that its award-winning Airbus A380 service, which features the only commercially available three-room suite in the sky: The Residence by Etihad(TM), will begin flying between Abu Dhabi (AUH) and New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport on Nov. 23, 2015. Travel between JFK and Abu Dhabi on the A380 can be booked at

Etihad Airways (PRNewsFoto/Etihad Airways)

Etihad Airways (PRNewsFoto/Etihad Airways)

Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2014 carried 14.8 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to or has announced plans to serve 113 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 119 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and more than 200 aircraft on firm order, including 66 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777-X, 62 Airbus A350s and six Airbus A380s.

Etihad Airways will offer daily service with the airline’s new A380 between the two cities, with EY103 departing Abu Dhabi at 3:20 a.m. and arriving at 9:10 a.m. in New York. The return flight, EY102, will depart New York at 2:30 p.m. and arrive the next day in Abu Dhabi at 12:15 p.m. The airline’s A380 first entered into service between Abu Dhabi and London Heathrow Airport on Dec. 27, 2014 before commencing service between Abu Dhabi and Sydney, Australia on May 31, 2015.

Etihad Airways A380 The Residence Bedroom (PRNewsFoto/Etihad Airways)

Etihad Airways A380 The Residence Bedroom (PRNewsFoto/Etihad Airways)

Etihad Airways offers 45 weekly return flights from Abu Dhabi to six U.S. cities, including Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York- JFK, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Through Etihad Airways’ hub in Abu Dhabi, the airline provides passengers from the United States direct access to the U.A.E. capital, and seamless connections to the Middle East, Africa, Indian Sub-continent and South East Asia.

The updated arrival date and additional capacity for A380 service comes in response to strong demand from Etihad Airways guests who are traveling during the United States’ busy Thanksgiving holiday, as well as to attend the 2015 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix taking place Nov. 27-29, 2015. The new service was originally scheduled to begin on Dec. 1, 2015 and will replace one of the existing Boeing 777 services.

Etihad President and Chief Executive Officer James Hogan said: “Etihad Airways is committed to reimagining the travel experience to offer the ultimate in luxury, comfort and service for our guests. The overwhelmingly positive response we have received to our A380 service on our Abu Dhabi to London and Sydney routes, as well as for our upcoming launch to New York has exceeded our expectations. With the early introduction of our A380 service into New York, we look forward to further redefining what world-class air travel can be for our guests traveling on Etihad Airways across all classes of service.”

From the moment they begin their journey, guests in The Residence by Etihad enjoy the ultimate in luxury: a chauffeur-driven ride to the airport; up to two guests on board will experience a private three-room suite that includes a living room, a double bedroom, and a separate ensuite shower room. Guests also have access to the Etihad Lifestyle Concierge team, which works closely with the airline’s in-flight, Savoy-trained butlers to deliver highly personalized service both on the ground and in the air, including dining reservations, entertainment bookings, special events, destination information and lifestyle services.

Etihad Airways - A380 First Apartment Bed & Seat (PRNewsFoto/Etihad Airways)

Etihad Airways – A380 First Apartment Bed & Seat (PRNewsFoto/Etihad Airways)

The 9 First Apartments in First Class are completely private living spaces featuring a reclining lounge chair and an ottoman, which opens up to become a separate 80.5 inch long fully-flat bed.

A total of 70 Business Studios are located on the upper deck of the A380, all offering direct aisle access, a fully flat bed of up to 80.5 inches long, and an increase of 20 per cent in personal space.

Etihad Airways - A380 Business Studio Dining (PRNewsFoto/Etihad Airways)

Etihad Airways – A380 Business Studio Dining (PRNewsFoto/Etihad Airways)

Etihad Airways - A380 Economy Smart Seat (PRNewsFoto/Etihad Airways)

Etihad Airways – A380 Economy Smart Seat (PRNewsFoto/Etihad Airways)

The Lobby, a luxurious lounge located between the First Class and Business Class cabins, features two comfortable leather sofas and a staffed bar serving a wide selection of hot snacks and refreshments. The main deck features 415 Economy Smart Seats, which provide enhanced comfort with a unique ‘fixed wing’ headrest on each seat, adjustable lumbar support, and a seat width of almost 19 inches.

Etihad Airways has also introduced the latest Panasonic eX3 entertainment system on its A380 fleet, providing more than 750 hours of on-demand entertainment, improved gaming, and high definition screens across all cabins. The A380 has full mobile and Wi-Fi service, with USB and power points at every seat.

Guests flying on all Etihad Airways flights from Abu Dhabi to the airline’s six U.S. ports of entry, including JFK Airport, are processed through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Pre-clearance facility available at Abu Dhabi International Airport, which allows them to pass through all U.S. immigration and customs checks in Abu Dhabi and arrive at their U.S. destination as domestic passengers.

Etihad Airways holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional. Etihad Airways, along with airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Regional, Jet Airways and NIKI, also participate in Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand that brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules and enhanced frequent flyer benefits. For more information, please visit: