Posted on: 31/12/1969 18:00.00
With new year's eve 2017-2018 almost upon us, it is time to look forward once again to the new year celebrations.
Some of the top new year fireworks displays will be available to watch live online via the magic of live streaming this year, taking you right to the heart of some of the most spectacular pyrotechnics display around the world.
Some of our favourite displays to watch live this year are:
Spectacular fireworks over Seattle from the city's iconic Space Needle:
Seattle new year fireworks live stream
London's new year fireworks with the impressive backdrop of the river Thames, london Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament:
London new year fireworks stream
There is of course always the biggest display anywhere in the world live from Sydney harbour, one of the earliest displays each year, allowing the rest of the world to watch while they prepare for their own celebrations:
Sydney new year's eve fireworks live stream
Aside from fireworks there is also the big new year's eve party in Times Square, New York City, where huge crowds wait all day to watch the ball drop at midnight.
You can now also watch this live online too:
Ball Drop 2018 live stream
Keep an eye on New Year's Eve Live for all of the best live coverage of new year's eve parties, fireworks and celebrations from all around the world:
New Year's Eve Live
Posted on: 04/07/2012 15:46.00
Frankfurt Ironman 2012 Live Stream, European Championship Triathlon Online
In the Ironman world circuit, it is widely acknowledged that after the Ford Ironman World Championship, the next most prestigious title an athlete can claim is the Frankfurter Sparkasse Ironman European Championship. The event is sponsored by Frankfurter Sparkasse is one of the largest savings banks in Germany. It belongs to Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen and has its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. Frankfurt am Main, commonly known simply as Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2009 population of 672,000. The urban area had an estimated population of 2,295,000 in 2010. The city is at the centre of the larger Frankfurt/Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region which has a population of 5,600,000 and is Germany's second largest metropolitan area.
Situated on the Main River, Frankfurt is the financial and transportation centre of Germany and the largest financial centre in continental Europe. It is seat of the European Central Bank, the German Federal Bank, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Frankfurt Trade Fair, as well as several large commercial banks. Frankfurt Airport is one of the world's busiest international airports, Frankfurt Central Station is one of the largest terminal stations in Europe.
An Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) consisting of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bike and a marathon (26.2 miles 42.195 km) run, raced in that order and without a break. Most Ironman events have a strict time limit of 17 hours to complete the race, where the Ironman race starts at 7 AM, the mandatory swim cut off for the 2.4 mile swim is 2 hours 20 minutes, the bike cut off time is 5:30 PM, and all finishers must complete their marathon by midnight.
The name "Ironman Triathlon" refers to both the original Ironman triathlon and the annual Ironman World Championship. Also called Ironman Hawaii, the world championships of the event, held annually in Hawaii since 1978 (with an additional race in 1982), are now preceded by a series of qualifying events. Ironman Triathlon became known for its grueling length, harsh race conditions, and television coverage.
Posted on: 02/06/2012 01:11.00
CMA Music Festival 2012 Live Stream, LP Field, Riverfront Park Nashville Lineup, Online Feed
The CMA Music Festival is a four-day music festival centered around country music hosted each June by the Country Music Association at LP Field and Riverfront Park in Nashville, Tennessee.
This live stream is at the CMA Festival
During the festival, attendees can choose from over 150 hours of concerts that are offered on stages at Riverfront Park and LP Field. Until 2001, the evening concerts were organized by record labels, with each label choosing which of their artists would be able to perform, and for how long. Beginning with Fan Fair 2001, these main concerts were grouped instead by record distribution group. This allowed for four main concerts, for Sony, WEA/EMI, UNI, and BMG. Artists are held to very strict timeframes for their performances, with Martina McBride noting in 2007 that she was expected to be on stage for exactly 34 minutes, "not 30, not 35, but 34." The artists are not paid to attend the festival or for their performances during the festival.
Through 2000, the CMA Music Festival was considered a sell-out if 25,000 people attended. Attendees span all ages, from infants to the elderly and come from 41 different countries, including France, Australia, Germany, The United Kingdom, China, Japan, and Russia. After moving to its new, larger and air-conditioned home in 2001, attendance numbers soared, with the 2002 festival drawing 126,000 fans. Attendance slipped slightly the following year, partially because many of the more renowned country music stars declined to appear at the festival. However, in 2003, attendance was down only 1.7% over the year before, compared to a 25% decline in overall U.S. tourist travel for the same period. The attendance slippage was not permanent; in 2007, a record-breaking crowd of 191,000 people attended the festival.
Posted on: 20/05/2012 02:00.00
Champion's League Victory Parade Live Stream, Stamford Bridge, Kings Rd, Chelsea Online Feed
Crowds of jubilant Chelsea supporters are expected to salute their heroes during a victory open-top bus parade less than 24 hours after the Chelsea's dramatic Champions League penalty triumph in Munich.
This live stream will be covering the victory parade online
The 2012 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match between Chelsea of England and Bayern Munich of Germany, played at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany to decide the winner of the 2011?12 season of the UEFA Champions League, Europe's premier club tournament organised annually by the UEFA confederation. Chelsea won the match on penalties after the game finished 1?1 after extra time. The game was the culmination of the 57th season of the tournament, and the 20th since it was renamed the Champions League.
The rolling procession will kick off from Stamford Bridge at 4pm with manager Roberto Di Matteo, captain John Terry and the rest of the double-winning Chelsea team set to display their newly-won silverware.
The team's last victory parade saw around 70,000 excited fans flock to the streets to celebrate the club's 2010 Premier League and FA Cup double. Today's bus celebration will follow the same route, travelling along streets including Fulham Road and King's Road before ending in Parsons Green.
Posted on: 14/05/2012 01:22.00
Ironman Lanzarote 2012 Live Stream, Triathlon Canarias Online Feed, Weather
Lanzarote is the home of the Lanzarote Ironman, also known as the Ironman Lanzarote Canarias, an annual triathlon Ironman (3.86 km swim, 180.2 km cycling and 42.195 km run), which takes place in Puerto del Carmen.
This live stream is at the Lanzarote Ironman
One of the seven Canary Islands belonging to Spain, Lanzarote is only 120 km from the West Coast of Africa. On this island that captivates visitors with its dramatic scenery, picturesque villages and unique style, probably one of the toughest races in the world is held every year.
The Ironman Lanzarote Spain Triathlon is an official qualifying competition in Europe for the Ironman Triathlon World Championship on Hawaii. Lanzarote is situated at 29°00' north, 13°40' west. It is located 11 km north-east of Fuerteventura and 1 mile from Graciosa. The dimensions of the island are 60 km from north to south and 25 km from west to east. Lanzarote has 213 km of coastline, of which 10 km are sand, 16.5 km are beach, and the remainder are rocky. Its dramatic landscape includes the mountain ranges of Famara (671 m) in the north and Ajaches (608 m) to the south. South of the Famara massif is the El Jable desert which separates Famara and Montañas del Fuego.
The mountainous area of Lanzarote is called Timanfaya National Park. The tallest mountain is Peñas del Chache elevating 670 m above sea level. The "Tunnel of Atlantis" is the largest submerged volcanic tunnel in the world. Lanzarote is the easternmost island of the Canary Islands and has volcanic origin. It was born out of fiery eruptions and has solidified lava streams as well as extravagant rock formations.
Posted on: 11/05/2012 00:45.00
Hollywood Boulevard Live Stream, Red Carpet Grauman's Chinese Theatre
What to Expect When You're Expecting is an upcoming 2012 American romantic comedy film directed by Kirk Jones from a screenplay by Shauna Cross and Heather Hach and based on the book of the same name.
The premiere is on Monday 14 May 2012 - watch the red carpet live online here
It stars an ensemble cast of Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Brooklyn Decker, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rodrigo Santoro, Rob Huebel, Thomas Lennon, Chace Crawford, with Dennis Quaid, and Chris Rock. The film also features many celebrity cameos including Girls Aloud member Cheryl Cole, the Black Eyed Peas member Taboo, and former The Hills star Whitney Port.
A look at love through the eyes of five interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn't always deliver what's expected.
Inspired by the perennial New York Times bestseller of the same name, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING is a hilarious and heartfelt big screen comedy about five couples whose intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood. Over the moon about starting a family, TV fitness guru Jules and dance show star Evan find that their high-octane celebrity lives don't stand a chance against the surprise demands of pregnancy.
Posted on: 10/05/2012 01:52.00
Prague Marathon 2012 Live Streaming, Date, Start Time, Weather
The Prague Marathon is held in the city of Prague Czech Republic each May. It was founded in 1995 and has grown to became a significant marathon event, being awarded IAAF Gold Label status.
This live stream is in Prague for the marathon
Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. The city proper is home to about 1.3 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of over 2.3 million. Prague has been a political, cultural and economic centre of Europe and particularly central Europe for the over 1,100 years of its existence. For centuries, during the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague was the permanent seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus was also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. The city played roles in the Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years' War, and in 20th-century history, both during the two World Wars and during the post-war Communist era.
Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of twentieth century Europe. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, making the city one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, receiving more than 4.1 million international visitors annually, as of 2009. Prague is classified as a global city.
Posted on: 04/05/2012 01:04.00
Turkish Grand Prix 2012 Live Stream, F1 Istanbul Park Online Feed, Weather
The Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix at the Istanbul park race circuit is the next stop on the 2012 F1 calendar, with the drivers ans constructors championships already looking very close.
This live stream will be at the Turkish Grand Prix
The circuit is one of four anti-clockwise circuits on the 2009 Formula One season calendar along with Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, the Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore and the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, Brazil. The Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola, Italy, venue for the San Marino Grand Prix - on the F1 schedule from 1981-2006 - is also an anti-clockwise circuit.
Tilke has stressed how the track follows the contours of the land, which dips and falls. This is in contrast to some of his other recent tracks, the topography of which did not allow such variation. It takes an influence from many of the worlds best race tracks. Turn 1 is very similar to the first corner of the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, Brazil and has also been compared with the "corkscrew" at Laguna Seca. There is a flat-out kink on a hill similar to Eau Rouge corner at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps;fans have jokingly referred to this as "Faux Rouge."
Turn 8 is probably the best corner on the track. This wickedly fast and long turn has been nicknamed "Diabolica", a play on Curva Parabolica at Monza. It is a quadruple apex corner with a load of 5g (5 times the acceleration of gravity) for 4 seconds. It is actually 4 corners joined together. Many drivers have found this to be one of the trickiest corners in Formula 1.
Posted on: 02/05/2012 02:21.00
Landstreff Festival 2012 Live Stream, Calvin Harris, LMFAO, Avicii Online Feed
Stavanger in Norway hold the annual Landstreff Music Festival each year in it's famous Royal Park. The festival attracts and array of big names form the music world, especially featuring dance and techno artists amoing the headline acts.
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Purified in Blood
Stavanger is the fourth largest city of Norway with a population of 126 021 within city proper as of January 1, 2011. It is in the south-western coast of the country. The urban area of Stavanger stretches across many neighboring municipalities, making it the third largest city in Norway by total urban population with 197 852 inhabitants as of January 1, 2011.
Posted on: 25/04/2012 01:23.00
Stagecoach 2012 Live Stream, Indio Country Music Festival Lineup, Online Feed
The Stagecoach Festival is an outdoor country music festival presented by Goldenvoice. The festival is located in Indio, CA, USA. It has various types of artists that attend, whether they be mainstream or almost unknown. The Stagecoach Country Music Festival returns in 2012 for the 6th year with the addition of a third day of music to the schedule. The Stagecoach Country Music Festival will be held in Indio, California on Friday, April 27th, Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th.
The full lineup includes: Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Alabama, Martina McBride, Kenny Rogers, Luke Bryan, The Mavericks, Sara Evans, The Band Perry, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, Chris Isaak, Justin Moore, The Jayhawks, Eli Young Band, The JaneDear Girls, The Del McCoury Band, Brett Eldredge, Aaron Lewis, Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mountain Boys, Uncle Monk, JD Crowe & The New South, Sara Watkins, Sunny Sweeney, Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones, The Unforgiven, Greensky Bluegrass, Split Lip Rayfield, Elizabeth Cook, JD Souther, Old Man Markley.
Indio is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Coachella Valley of Southern California's Colorado Desert region. It lies 26 miles (42 km) east of Palm Springs, 70 miles (113 km) east of Riverside, and 125 miles (201 km) east of Los Angeles. It is about 86 miles (138 km) north of Mexicali, Baja California on the U.S.-Mexican border. The word Indio is Spanish for Indian. Because there are numerous festivals and special events held annually in Indio, the Chamber of Commerce deemed Indio's official nickname to be: "The City of Festivals." Year round, the Date Festival/County Fairgrounds' Grandstand Arena Stadium is the site for live music concerts (mostly amateur bands), 4x4 monster truck rallies, rodeo or horse riding events, and camel races during the National Date Festival.
Posted on: 17/04/2012 04:36.00
F1 Bahrain 2012 Live Stream, Bahrain Grand Prix Online Webcast Feed, Weather
The Bahrain Grand Prix is a Formula One Championship race which first took place at the Bahrain International Circuit on 4 April 2004. The Bahrain Grand Prix, sponsored by Gulf Air, made history as the first Formula One Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East. Bahrain fought off fierce competition from elsewhere in the region to stage the race, with Egypt, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates all hoping for the prestige of hosting a Formula One Grand Prix.
The building of the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir was started in 2002 with high domestic interest about the project as it gave a future to the next generation of Bahraini racers. By the completion of the project, the circuit soon outshone the Kuwait Circuit and became the center of motor sport in the Arabian Gulf, as it held many other races such as drag races, GT races, Formula 3 races and the Australian V8 Supercar series.
The first race was in 2004 and it was won by German driver Michael Schumacher for Ferrari. Fernando Alonso won the second Bahrain Grand Prix for Renault in 2005, and then became the first repeat winner of the Middle Eastern race in 2006 (again for Renault), after a thrilling race-long battle with Michael Schumacher. In 2007 and 2008, Brazilian Felipe Massa won the race for Ferrari. 2009 saw Jenson Button win for Brawn GP. Alonso became the first three-time winner after his 2010 triumph.
In the shadow of reports of ongoing use of excessive force by authorities and torture in detention. Some anti-government protesters have called for a cancellation of the Bahrain Grand Prix 2012. One unnamed team principal was quoted in Britain's The Guardian newspaper 9th of April 2012 said that all the teams hoped the FIA would call off the race. He added "I feel very uncomfortable about going to Bahrain. If I'm brutally frank, the only way they can pull this race off without incident is to have a complete military lockdown there. And I think that would be unacceptable, both for F1 and for Bahrain. But I don't see any other way they can do it."
Posted on: 12/04/2012 03:17.00
Vienna City Marathon 2012
The Vienna City Marathon is an annual marathon race over the classic distance of 42.195 km held in Vienna, Austria since 1984. The first edition was held on March 25, 1984 with a total of 794 competitors.
This live feed is in Vienna for the city marathon
It is Austria's largest road running event and the 2010 edition had record participation with 32,940 runners from 108 nations taking part.
The route starts at the Vienna International Centre, traverses the Reichsbrücke and the traffic junction Praterstern on the left side of the Danube channel, then runs alongside the Ringstraße until reaching the Vienna State Opera. After crossing the left bank of the Wien river on Wienzeile to the Schönbrunn Palace, the route goes back to the Heldenplatz (via the Mariahilferstraße) where the half-marathon finishes. The full-marathon runners, however, are continuing past the Rathaus to the Alsergrund and to Friedensbrücke, crossing the Reichsbrücke once more to reach the Prater again. After having passed the Ernst-Happel-Stadion and the Lusthaus, the route leads over the Franzensbrücke to the Ringstraße where the runners reach the finish at the Heldenplatz.
Posted on: 11/04/2012 01:26.00
Paris Marathon 2012 Live Stream, Date Champs Elysees Online Feed, Weather
The Paris International Marathon is an annual marathon which takes place from the Champs-Élysées heading towards the Place de la Concorde and continuing through the city to finish at Foch Avenue.
This live stream is in Paris for the marathon
Unlike most other marathons, but like all races in France, the Paris Marathon requires a doctor's note affirming the runner is physically fit to run a marathon. The race starts on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées going downhill to circle round the Place de la Concorde before turning right onto Rue de Rivoli. The route passes the Louvre, then goes round the Place de la Bastille, and down Boulevard Soult to the Bois de Vincennes. A long loop of the Bois de Vincennes returns the route into the heart of Paris. The halfway point is reached at Rue de Charenton. The route now follows the course of the Seine, passing Île de la Cité and going under the Pont Neuf, then a series of tunnels. There is a large drinks station and foot massage at Trocadéro, opposite the Eiffel Tower. The route continues along the Seine, before branching off east to eventually pass though Bois de Boulogne, emerging for the final 200 metres and the finish on the Avenue Foch.
The first Paris Marathon, the Tour de Paris Marathon, took place in 1896. A big crowd gathered to watch 191 participants. It was run over a course of 40 km from Paris to Conflans-Sainte-Honorine via Versailles, and the organisers decided to award a commemorative medal to all runners who finished the race in less than 4 hours.
Posted on: 10/04/2012 05:02.00
Chinese Grand Prix 2012 Live Stream, Shanghai International Circuit Webcam Feed, Weather
The Chinese Grand Prix is a round of the Formula One World Championship. It is currently held at the Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, designed by Hermann Tilke. When completed in 2004, it was the most expensive Formula One circuit facility, costing $240 million. The track is 5.451 km long and features one of the trickiest corners combinations on the Formula One calendar, comparable to that of Istanbul Park's turn 8, also designed by Tilke. Turn 1 and 2 are a very demanding 270 degree, right-handed corner combination that requires a lot of speed whilst entering and it tightens up towards the end. The Chinese Grand Prix has been notable for having a different winning driver at every one of its 7 races.
The vision of a Chinese Grand Prix started in the early 1990s. The Chinese government had originally planned for an F1 circuit to be located in the city of Zhuhai in Guangdong Province, southern China. The Zhuhai International Circuit was designed and built and was provisionally added to the 1999 F1 World Championship calendar, but the track failed to meet certain standards set by the FIA. However, the Chinese government did not give up and eventually, with assistance from the organizers of the Macau Grand Prix, held the first ever Formula One race in China in 2004.
In 2002, it was announced that the management of the Shanghai International Circuit had signed a 7 year contract with the Formula One Management to host the Chinese Grand Prix starting from the 2004 season until the 2011 season. The Chinese Grand Prix debuted on September 26, 2004, and was won by Ferrari's Rubens Barrichello. The following year, it hosted the final round of the Formula One championship, in which the newly crowned world champion Fernando Alonso won and claimed the constructor's title for Renault F1. In 2006, the Chinese Grand Prix was won by Michael Schumacher - his last victory in Formula One before his initial retirement at the end of the season. It was only in February 2011 that a deal was agreed between F1 and the organisers of the Chinese round of the world championship. Reasons for the delay appear to have been over the fee paid to F1 to host the race. After racking up losses year after year, the organisers of the race refused to pay the fee required, reported to be amongst the highest paid to host an F1 race. F1 bosses appear to have reduced the fee and the new agreement to host an F1 race runs to 2017.
Posted on: 28/03/2012 02:17.00
Kids Choice Awards 2012 Live Stream, KCAs USC Galen Center Online Webcast
The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, also known as the KCAs or Kids Choice Awards, is an annual awards show that airs on the Nickelodeon cable channel, which airs live and is usually held and telecast live (though with a three-hour time delay for those watching in the Pacific Time Zone or on the Nick 2 feed on digital cable that simulcasts the Pacific time zone feed) on a Saturday night in late March or early April, that honors the year's biggest television, movie, and music acts, as voted by Nickelodeon viewers. Winners receive a hollow orange blimp figurine, a logo outline for much of the network's 1984-2009 era, which also functions as a kaleidoscope.
The show features numerous celebrity guests and musical acts. In recent years, slime stunts have been incorporated into the show. The KCAs also host live entertainment. It has also been known to overwhelmingly cover people with the network's trademark green slime. Will Smith has won the most KCA awards, followed by Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and Hilary Duff Whoopi Goldberg is the only person to have won a Kids' Choice Award, an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. Rosie O'Donnell and Jack Black have hosted the show the most times.
Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards will be held on March 31, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET. The complete list of nominees for the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards were announced on February 16, 2012. Will Smith, a ten-time Kids' Choice Award winner, was announced as the program's host on January 11, 2012, which will begin the promotional run-up to the release of Men in Black 3 on May 25, 2012. Performers will include One Direction and Katy Perry. Nominees include Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Usher and the Black Eyed Peas.
Posted on: 22/03/2012 02:00.00
GLAAD Awards 2012 Live Stream, Media Awards Schedule, Dates, Online Feed
The GLAAD Media Award is an accolade to recognize and honor various branches of the media for their outstanding representations of the community and the issues that affect their lives.
This live stream is at the GLAAD Awards
In addition to film and television, the Awards also recognize achievements in other branches of the media and arts including theatre, music, print media and advertising.
Nominees are selected by GLAAD "Nominating Juries" consisting of over 90 volunteers with interest and expertise in the particular category they are judging. Nominating Juries may select up to five nominees in each category. If no projects are deemed worthy of nomination in a particular category, the jury may choose to not award that category. At the end of the year, the Nominating Juries submit their list of recommended nominees to GLAAD's staff and Board of Directors for approval.
In addition to media monitoring by the juries, GLAAD issues a "Call for Entries", inviting media outlets to submit their work for consideration, however, GLAAD may nominate a mainstream media project even if it is not submitted as part of the call for entries. GLAAD does not monitor media created by and for the community for defamation, therefore media outlets created by and for an audience must submit in order to be considered for nomination.
Posted on: 16/03/2012 02:34.00
Boston St Patrick's Day Parade 2012 Live Stream, Online Webcast Feed
Boston is the host city for the South Boston St. Patrick's Parade, listed as the second largest parade in the country, being viewed by nearly 600,000 to one million people every year.
This live stream is in Boston for St Patrick's Day
The parade begins at the Broadway 'T' Station and ends at Andrew Square, South Boston. Boston is widely acknowledged as having one of the largest Irish populations in the US.
The Charitable Irish Society of Boston organised the first observance of St. Patrick's Day in the Thirteen Colonies. Surprisingly, the celebration was not Catholic in nature, Irish immigration to the colonies having been dominated by Protestants. The society's purpose in gathering was simply to honour its homeland, and although they continued to meet annually to coordinate charitable works for the Irish community in Boston, they did not meet on the 17th of March again until 1794 During the observance of the day, individuals attended a service of worship and a special dinner.
Although Major League Baseball is still in its preseason spring training phase when Saint Patrick's Day rolls around, some teams celebrate by wearing holiday-themed uniforms. The Cincinnati Reds were the first team to ever wear Saint Patrick's Day hats in 1978. The Boston Red Sox were the second team to start wearing Saint Patrick's Day hats in 1990. Many teams have since started wearing St. Patrick's day themed jerseys, including the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1980s and Boston Red Sox in 2004.
Posted on: 15/03/2012 03:44.00
Las Vegas St Patrick's Day Parade 2012 Live Stream, Carnival Online Feed
Las Vegas hosts the annual Henderson Sons of Erin Saint Patrick's Day Parade every year, one of the biggest and most popular St Patrick's Day festivals in the country.
This live stream is in Las Vegas for the St Patrick's Day celebrations
In every year since 1991, March has been proclaimed Irish-American Heritage Month by the US Congress or President due to the date of St. Patrick's Day. Today, Saint Patrick's Day is widely celebrated in America by Irish and non-Irish alike. It is one of the leading days for consumption of alcohol in the United States, and is typically one of the busiest days of the year for bars and restaurants. Many people, regardless of ethnic background, wear green clothing and items. Traditionally, those who are caught not wearing green are pinched affectionately.
Seattle and other cities paint the traffic stripe of their parade routes green. Chicago dyes its river green and has done so since 1962 when sewer workers used green dye to check for sewer discharges and had the idea to turn the river green for Saint Patrick's Day. Originally 100 pounds of vegetable dye was used to turn the river green for a whole week but now only forty pounds of dye is used and the colour only lasts for several hours. Indianapolis also dyes its main canal green. Savannah dyes its downtown city fountains green. Missouri University of Science and Technology - St Pat's Board Alumni paint 12 city blocks kelly green with mops before the annual parade. In Jamestown, New York, the Chadakoin River (a small tributary that connects Conewango Creek with its source at Chautauqua Lake) is dyed green each year.
Posted on: 15/03/2012 02:34.00
Chicago St Patricks Day Parade 2012 Live Stream South Side Irish Parade Feed
Chicago dyes its river green and has done so since 1962 when sewer workers used green dye to check for sewer discharges and had the idea to turn the river green for Saint Patrick's Day.
This live feed is in Chicago for the St Patrick's Day celebrations
Originally 100 pounds of vegetable dye was used to turn the river green for a whole week but now only forty pounds of dye is used and the colour only lasts for several hours. The dyeing can be best viewed from the East side of the Michigan Avenue bridge, the West side of the Columbus Drive bridge or upper and lower Wacker Drive between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive.
Following this, the St Patrick's Day parade starts at Balbo and Columbus. The parade units will proceed north on Columbus Drive and the viewing stand will be located in front of Buckingham Fountain.
Little is known of Patrick's early life, though it is known that he was born in Roman Britain in the 4th century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. His father and grandfather were deacons in the Church. At the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken captive to Ireland as a slave. It is believed he was held somewhere on the west coast of Ireland, possibly Mayo, but the exact location is unknown. According to his Confession, he was told by God in a dream to flee from captivity to the coast, where he would board a ship and return to Britain. Upon returning, he quickly joined the Church in Auxerre in Gaul and studied to be a priest.
Posted on: 14/03/2012 02:32.00
Australian Grand Prix 2012 Live Stream, Melbourne F1 Albert Park Webcast, Weather
Melbourne is the home of the Australian Grand Prix, a motor race held annually and is held to be the pinnacle of motor racing in Australia. In 2012 it hosts the first Grand Prix of the season.
This live stream is at Melbourne Park for the Grand Prix
The Grand Prix is the oldest surviving motor racing competition held in Australia having been held 75 times since it was first run at Phillip Island in 1928. Since 1985 the race has been a round of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It is presently held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park in Melbourne. Prior to its inclusion in the World Championship it was held at a multitude of venues in every state of Australia. It was a centre piece of the Tasman Series between 1964 and 1972 and was a round of the Australian Drivers' Championship on many occasions between 1957 and 1983. It became part of the Formula One World Championship in 1985 and was held at the Adelaide Street Circuit in Adelaide, South Australia from that year to 1995, before moving to Melbourne in 1996.
Albert Park, within easy reach of the Melbourne central business district, became home to the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. A 16-turn circuit, which measures 5.3 kilometres in its current guise, was built utilising a combination of public roads and a car park within the park. The circuit is renowned as being a smooth and high-speed test for Formula One teams and drivers. Its characteristics are similar to the only other street circuit set in a public park currently used in the Formula One World Championship, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal which hosts the Canadian Grand Prix.
Posted on: 13/03/2012 03:21.00
New York St Patrick's Day Parade 2012 Live Stream Manhattan NYC
The St Patrick's Day parade in New York City starts at 11.00am on 17th March, first marches up Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick's Cathedral at 50th Street and then up past the American Irish HIstorical Society.
This live feed is in new York for the 2012 St Patrick's day celebrations
In the USA, the Irish Society of Boston organised what was not only the first Saint Patrick's Day Parade in the colonies but the first recorded Saint Patrick's Day Parade in the world on 18 March 1737. (The first parade in Ireland did not occur until 1931 in Dublin.) This parade in Boston involved Irish immigrant workers marching to make a political statement about how they were not happy with their low social status and their inability to obtain jobs in America. New York's first Saint Patrick's Day Parade was held on 17 March 1762 by Irish soldiers in the British Army. The first celebration of Saint Patrick's Day in New York City was held at the Crown and Thistle Tavern in 1766, the parades were held as political and social statements because the Irish immigrants were being treated unfairly. In 1780, General George Washington, who commanded soldiers of Irish descent in the Continental Army, allowed his troops a holiday on 17 March ?as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence." This event became known as The St. Patrick's Day Encampment of 1780.
Irish patriotism in New York City continued to soar and the parade in New York City continued to grow. Irish aid societies were created like Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the Hibernian Society and they marched in the parades too. Finally when many of these aid societies joined forces in 1848 the parade became not only the largest parade in the United States but one of the largest in the world.
Posted on: 12/03/2012 08:37.00
Cheltenham Festival 2012 Live Stream, Horse Racing Feed, TV Online Coverage
The Cheltenham Festival is the most prestigious meeting in the National Hunt racing calendar in the United Kingdom, and has race prize money second only to the Grand National.
This live feed is at Cheltenham Racecourse for the festival
It is an event where many of the best British and Irish trained horses race against each other, the extent of which is relatively rare during the rest of the season.
The festival takes place annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The meeting is often very popular with Irish visitors, mostly because of that nation's affinity with horse racing, but also because it usually coincides with Saint Patrick's Day, a national holiday in celebration of the patron saint of Ireland.
Huge amounts of money are bet during festival week, with hundreds of millions of pounds being gambled over the four days. Cheltenham is often noted for its atmosphere, most notably the "Cheltenham roar", which refers to the enormous amount of noise that the crowd generates as the starter raises the tape for the first race of the festival. For several years there have been concerns about the high number of injuries and fatalities to horses. This was brought to a head in 2006 when 11 horses died. In response the racecourse decreased the number of runners in certain races and re-sited one of the more difficult fences. However, some animal rights groups do not accept that this is sufficient.
Posted on: 06/03/2012 01:08.00
Washington DC St Patrick's Day Parade 2012 Live Stream, Constitution Avenue Online
The first St. Patrick's Day Parade in Washington, DC was held in 1871 and traveled along Massachusetts Avenue from Dupont Circle to the statue of Robert Emmet, and continues to this day.This live feed is in Washington DC for the St Patrick's Day paradeEvent information:
In 1874, the Constitution Avenue route was established and the march became a full-scale Parade with Marching Bands, Pipe Bands, our Nation's Military, Police, and Fire Departments as well as Floats, Novelty Groups and those marchers wearing green. Trophies are now awarded in a number of categories to participants. The Parade is always held on the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day, and this coming year will be on Sunday.
The 40th annual St. Patrick?s Day Parade Grand Marshals will be distinguished community leaders Frank Saul, founder of Chevy Chase Bank, and his wife Tricia Saul. The Parade will proceed down Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, N.W., in our Nation?s Capital. The St. Patrick?s Day Parade is one of the best attended parades in Washington.
The Parade is an Irish community endeavor that was started by the Irish American Club and is now held in cooperation with the National Capital Park Service. The President of the Irish American Club maintains a place on the Board of Directors of the Parade Committee. As with most special events in Washington, DC, parking will be difficult, so take the Metro to the Smithsonian or Federal Triangle stops on the orange/blue lines or the Archives/Navy Memorial Metro stop on the Yellow/Green lines.
Posted on: 02/03/2012 01:06.00
Sydney Mardi Gras 2012 Live Stream, Darlinghurst Parade Online Feed
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras is an annual gay pride parade and festival for the LGBT community in Sydney, Australia, and is the largest such event in the world. The parade features individual entrants in colourful costumes, gatherings of local and inter-state community group members, and elaborate floats representating a topical theme or political message.
The parade and dance party attract many international and domestic tourists. Mardi Gras is one of Australia's biggest tourist drawcards, providing a significant economic boost of around $30 to $90 million Australian dollars to Sydney each year. The celebrations emerged during the early 1980s after arrests were made during pro-gay rights protests that began in 1978. Despite its name, it is not held on Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday) or indeed, on a Tuesday at all.
The parade, whilst featuring many in the gay community with a penchant for exotic costumes and dance music, has always retained a political edge, with often witty visual commentary on their political opponents featuring in the floats. As homosexuality became more and more accepted in the wider community, more gay representatives of community groups and organisations have taken part in the parade, including the police force. Each parade starts with about 200 "Dykes on Bykes" riding up Oxford Street. It is often accompanied by fireworks displays, which are launched from the rooftops of buildings along the parade route.
The post parade party is one the largest ongoing party events in the country. Mardi Gras Party attendances at Sydney's Hordern Pavilion / Royal Hall of Industries peaked in 1998 with 27,000 tickets sold. In the years since 17,000 to 20,000 tickets are consistently sold, an extraordinary explosion since the first Parade Ball held in 1980 at the Paddington Town Hall, a BYO event which attracted 700 guests.
Posted on: 23/02/2012 04:39.00
Oscars 2012 Live Stream, 84th Academy Awards Kodak Theatre Online Webcast
The Kodak Theatre is the venue for the 84th Academy Awards, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2011 in California. During the ceremony, AMPAS will present its annual Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 competitive categories. The ceremony will be televised in the United States on ABC. The Oscars are the premier film awards ceremony internationally, and mark the culmination of a long season of awards ceremonies worldwide, including the Grammy Awards and the BAFTA Awards in London.
Billy Crystal will host the ceremony, while Brian Grazer will produce it. This will be Crystal's ninth time serving as host for the Academy Awards. The ceremony was originally scheduled to be hosted by Eddie Murphy. However, after Brett Ratner resigned as producer after using a gay slur when talking about rehearsals, Murphy also stepped down. The nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards were announced on January 24, 2012, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater by Tom Sherak, AMPAS president, and Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence. The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony on February 26, 2012.
Unlike most award categories, the categories of Best Makeup, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Visual Effects each have a multiple-stage nomination process. For these awards, specific Academy branches choose pre-nominees and then, from that list, final nominees. From the list of final nominees, the AMPAS membership selects the award winner. For example, seven Best Makeup pre-nominees were narrowed down to three final nominees, from which the entire AMPAS membership will choose a winner.