Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ken Larsen Sunk a Hole-in-One on the Emerging Magazine Sponsored 12th hole for 182 yards winning $25,000!

25000-winner Hole-In-One Benefits the AnimalsL-R Ian Seitel, Les Logan, Said Faraj- Actor/Producer/Director, Graeme Pentland, Hole-in-One winner Ken Larsen, Humane Society of Broward County Chairman of the Board Gerry Weber. Kneeling in front, Stefan DuBois of Emerging Magazine.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – On a magnificent early April day, the animals at the Humane Society of Broward County were the winners, when the Men's Big Dog Golf Tournament took place at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club. Event chairs Melody and Ali Saleh and Cherie and John Marshall are thrilled to announce that $41,000 was raised for the shelter at this inaugural event.

Upon arrival golfers were greeted by Hollywood actor/director/producer Said Faraj who came from Los Angeles to show his support for the event. Golfers enjoyed participating in a scramble format and for a donation PGA Pro and Director of Golf at Fort Lauderdale Country Club Mark VanDyck would drive off the tee for the four-some. The highlight of the day was when Ken Larsen sunk a hole-in-one on the Emerging Magazine sponsored 12th hole for 182 yards winning $25,000! Ken was ecstatic and said "in the 57 years I've been golfing, I've had never had such an experience." His team members are also thrilled, since he is sharing the prize with them and he is donating a portion of the prize back to the shelter.

Along the course players sampled drinks from Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill, Blue Martini and Goal Line Sports Bar & Grill and at the end of the day Pooch Hooch from Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill was selected as the "Best in Show Cocktail." After playing the 18 holes, everyone enjoyed a BBQ dinner and BIG 105.9's Dave Lamont auctioned off several fabulous items including a Maserati for a weekend, a Miami Dolphins suite package and golf at Frederica.

The first place winning four-some who won fabulous PING products and bragging rights of being the BIG DOG champions and a ceramic Champion cup to prove it are BB&T Sponsor: Keith Arnold, Adam Hawkins, Joe Li Volsi, Russ Santiago. The Second Place four-some was Poulin Sponsor: Ken Larsen, Ian Seitel, Graeme Pentland, and Les Logan; and third place went to Team Hyvac Mechanical Services: Jack Hamilton, Curtis Easton, Joe Kippenberger, and Chris Distasio.

Longest drive winner was Peter Tierny; longest putt was Gerry Dagen; and Jordan Gumberg hit his ball closest to the pin. These golfers were also awarded fabulous prizes from PING.

Sponsors dedicated to making this tournament a success are: Emerging Magazine, AutoNation ®, Divot Happens® by: Melodious Enterprises; Pet Pals (Meldeau & Collins Families); Ingrid & Brian Poulin; BB&T; Team National; Raymond James ®; Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill; Blue Martini; Gold Coast Magazine; Broward Design and Architectural Review, CopySource Incorporated and Big 105.9.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The World's Most Luxurious Casino

Traveling various countries and cities within each region offers one an opportunity to partake of the finest life offers. The Casino de Monte Carlo is one of the finest entertainment complexes in the world. Step into elegant grandeur and a world unique to the affluent lifestyle that sets this casino apart from others.

(Emerging Magazine)
by Sebastian Calbet

Even though slot players were once considered second class gamblers. The Cafe' de Paris would certainly change one's mind about what is to be a second class gambler in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Although now the design has been changed to a futuristic style, the decor still keeps one dazzled.

Before the design change, the sheer elegance and old world architecture of the room's interior would leave first-timers awe-struck. The Cafe' de Paris is where slot players spin the reels.

However, it is not proper etiquette to gawk, as one might in other casinos in the United States. Justifiably, admiring is strongly recommended, as you will not experience magnificence in all its beauty elsewhere when gambling.

My personal experience was a few years while entertaining an acquaintance and dear friend from Texas. The suggestion was to play roulette in the world renowned casino, owned and operated by the Société des bains de mer de Monaco, a public company in which the Monaco government and the ruling family have a majority interest.

After a day attending events held at the Cannes Film Festival, we entered the Casino de Monte Carlo. Mindful of proper etiquette, I and my friend were surrounded by majestic elegance, beginning the moment the valet took the keys.

My mind briefly conjured images I have seen in film and television. Monte Carlo and its casino were the locations for a number of James Bond movies, including Never Say Never Again and Golden Eye, as well as for the "Casino Royale" episode of the CBS' Climax! television show.

Admiring the architecture was easy for me to accomplish without standing out as a tourist or god forbid a gawker. The architecture of glamorous Belle Époque building of the Monte Carlo Casino was used by Ian Fleming to describe a casino in "Royale-Les-Eaux", a fictional resort featured in Fleming's first Bond novel, Casino Royale (1953).

While betting at the Roulette table, another gentleman across from us noticed the Texas accent from my illustrious companion. The gentleman approached us, immediately the conversation turned lively. Pats on the back and firm handshakes ordinarily would have been an indication of long-term friendship. However, this was not the case, they were simply two Texans whom seemed to share a fraternal friendship.

The gentleman was an industrialist from the Lone Star State and seemed to not mind sharing the wealth. The industrialist stepped over to his place at the table and presented my companion with $15,000 in chips, invited us for dinner and a tour of the region the following morning.

After cashing in large wins, we partook of dinner served at the Brasserie du Café de Paris : a legendary meeting-place. The Brasserie du Café de Paris is "THE" meeting-place on the legendary Place du Casino.  Menu selection is substantially varied. "Belle Epoque" decor and huge, lively terrace make it an essential port-of-call at all times of day.

Upon leaving the Casino de Monte Carlo, I was left with a longing to return. A place legendary and majestic, one of high-living and influence.

  • In 1873, Joseph Jagger gained the casino great publicity by "breaking the bank at Monte Carlo" by discovering and capitalizing on a bias in one of the casino's roulette wheels.
  • The citizens of Monaco are forbidden to enter the gaming rooms of the casino. Identity documents are checked at the door to enforce this rule.
Up until season 7 (2010/2011) the casino hosted the annual European Poker Tour Grand Final.

The Monte Carlo methods, a class of random sampling algorithms, were named for the casino.

The route of the Monaco Grand Prix (the Circuit de Monaco) travels past the casino.

Aristotle Onassis had a controlling stake in the Monte Carlo Casino in the 1950s until he was forced out by Rainier III, Prince of Monaco.

The most famous example of the gambler’s fallacy occurred in a game of roulette at the Monte Carlo Casino in the summer of 1913, when the ball fell in black 26 times in a row. This was an extremely uncommon occurrence, although no more nor less common than any of the other 67,108,863 sequences of 26 red or black.

Gamblers lost millions of francs betting against black on the 27th spin, reasoning incorrectly that the streak was causing an "imbalance" in the randomness of the wheel, and that it had to be followed by a long streak of red.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

London Hilton On Park Lane Launches Festive Dining Packages

This year guests are invited to get Christmas all wrapped up with a gourmet dining package at London Hilton on Park Lane. From intimate office socials to large scale exclusive events, guests will experience all the sparkle and enchantment that makes Christmas so magical at the iconic Park Lane hotel.

London Hilton on Park Lane has hosted everyone from kings, queens and presidents, to rock royalty and Hollywood stars; located in the heart of Mayfair overlooking Hyde Park, diners can experience unrivalled service against an impressive city backdrop.

Guests can choose between the ‘Sparkling Wine’ or the ‘Champagne’ package, priced at £104.00 and £108.00 per person. Both packages offer a different three-course menu and include room hire, two glasses of bubbles, half a bottle of house wine, mineral water, a dedicated conference and banqueting manager and Christmas crackers to ensure the event goes off with a bang.

Starters from the ‘Sparkling Wine’ menu include salmon rillette with avocado, olive powder and marinated cucumber; chilli and soy roasted chicken with pickled vegetables and cashew nuts in a sesame dressing; and vegetable tart with onion marmalade and pesto mayonnaise. Main dishes include breast of guinea fowl, Paris mushrooms and balsamic jus, with mixed vegetables and fondant potatoes; confit of duck, star anis and orange sauce, with stir fried bok choy and lemongrass mash, and roast salmon with a cassoulet of courgette, tomato and onion, roasted new potatoes and French beans.

For dessert, diners can choose from a selection of treats including coffee panacotta, chocolate dacquoise with milk ice cream; passion fruit posset with coconut and macadamia cookies; toffee and apple bavaroise; and five spices cake, with grapefruit and white chocolate.

Diners choosing from the ‘Champagne’ package menu can enjoy starters such as smoked chicken and shitake mushroom terrine with fig chutney; seabass carpaccio served with a fennel salad, tomato and citrus dressing; and Gorgonzola with celery, truffle tart served with aged balsamic dressing.

Main dishes include rump of lamb, Mediterranean seared vegetables, horseradish dauphinoise and potato thyme jus; steamed seabass served with asparagus and courgettes, saffron crushed potatoes and lemon beurre blanc; and breast of maize fed chicken stuffed with sundried tomato mousse, olive oil mash and glazed carrots.

Desserts from the ‘Champagne’ package include cherry soufflé with white chocolate ice cream; rhubarb variation with cinnamon fritters; banana soufflé with caramelised peanuts and maple ice cream; and pistachio parfait, elderflower jelly and berries.

The ‘Sparkling Wine’ and ‘Champagne’ packages are available for events held in any one of the hotel’s thirteen function rooms, accommodating up to 1,250 people. Venues include the lavish, crystal chandelier-lit, Wellington Ballroom and Grand Ballroom with its sweeping stairwell entrance, to the stylish and contemporary Serpentine Suite with interconnecting entrance to the Marlborough Suite, ideal for staging pre-event drinks receptions.

To book, contact the events team on +44 207 2084045 or email
Packages subject to availability. Prices exclude VAT. Rates are non commissionable. 100% pre-payment required.

Media can access additional information about London Hilton on Park Lane at

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stands as the stylish, forward thinking global leader in hospitality. From inaugural balls and Hollywood award galas to business events and days to remember, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all. The flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of tomorrow’s savvy global travelers while more than 144,000 Team Members shape experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Today, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio includes more than 550 hotels in 80 countries and the brand remains synonymous with “hotel.” Access the latest Hilton news at or begin your journey at

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Emily Conradi
For Hilton London Wembley
+44 20 7255 6458
Guy Marturano
For Hilton London Wembley
+44 20 7255 6435

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