Korean Air Begins Direct Flights from ICH – NBO

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Beginning June 21, 2012, Korean Air have started direct service between Seoul’s Incheon International Airport (ICH) and Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Operating 3 round-trip flights per week on Boeing A330-200 aircraft, the route will mark the first nonstop flight from Northeast Asia to East Africa and Korean Air’s first nonstop route to Kenya. A price per ticket is estimated to start around ?2.4 million ($2,080 USD). Link

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2012 Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival

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Celebrating its 5th year, the 2012 Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival is an annual arts festival celebrating stories of the mixed experience. Co-founded by Heidi Durrow and Fanshen Cox of popular Mixed Chicks Chat podcast and sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts, the “festival brings together film and book lovers, innovative and emerging artists, and multiracial families and individuals for two days of workshops, readings, film screenings and live performances including music, comedy and spoken word.” Running June 15 – 17,

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Samsara

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Written and directed by Ron Ficke, Samsara is a non-narrative film sequel to the highly acclaimed 1992 film Baraka. Filmed over a period of five years in twenty five countries on five continents, Samsara transports us to the “wonders of our world, from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man’s spirituality and the human experience, and illuminating the links between humanity and the rest of nature.” Available in theaters August 2012. Link

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Marie Claire – Alexandra Collins

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Canadian fashion model Alexandra Collins takes us on a trip to the Orient Express with French monthly women’s magazine, Marie Claire for South Africa’s December 2011 issue. As part of ‘The Orient Express’ spread, Alexandra Collins is photographed amidst a backdrop of cherry blossoms while wearing loose fitting pieces, nature prints and a kimono. The article is photographed by Ross Garrett and styled by Sharon Becker. Link

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Intel Visual Life – 80 Impression

Silicon Valley-based semiconductor chip manufacturer, Intel has teamed up with advertising agency, Amsterdam Worldwide for a series of blogger films called Intel Visual Life. The series showcases top bloggers focusing on the effects that technology and how it has transformed their work, both personally and professionally. “The people you know, the places you visit, the things that inspire you… together, these represent your unique Visual Life, and we want to celebrate it! People from around the world have uploaded photos and videos giving us a

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Multiracial In America: Part 2

Award-winning journalist, Sharon Carpenter of New York’s flagship station, WPIX-TV (Channel 11) takes a personal perspective on growing up multiracial in America with her new series, Multiracial in America. Being the fastest growing demographic in the United States, Sharon Carpenter asks several biracial and multiracial individuals to share their stories of growing up multiracial in America.

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Multiracial In America: Part 1

Award-winning journalist, Sharon Carpenter of New York’s flagship station, WPIX-TV (Channel 11) takes a personal perspective on growing up multiracial in America with her new series, Multiracial in America. Being the fastest growing demographic in the United States, Sharon Carpenter asks several biracial and multiracial individuals to share their stories of growing up multiracial in America.

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Kissing Outside the Lines

Kissing Outside the Lines: A True Story of Love and Race and Happily Ever After by Diane Farr is a candid exploration of interracial marriages in America. Told through the viewpoint of her own experience of dating, marrying, and creating a family with someone from a race and culture different from her own, Diane Farr quickly learns the tough lessons: “when it comes to navigating the landscape of interracial love in America today… you’re going to step on some landmines.” “Kissing Outside the Lines tackles

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Young and Mixed in America

“College campuses across the United States are seeing more mixed-race students than ever before. They are leading a sea of change in how we think about race and ethnicity.” Link, Link

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Tap Translate iPhone/ Android App

Tap Translate, iPhone/ Android application by Ronen Drihem is a mobile translator tool that translates foreign languages through the phone’s safari/android web browser. Supporting 56 languages, Tap Translate instantly translates words while browsing the web without the need to switch into an application. Translation from words all the way to entire web pages are supported in addition to voice translation functionality. Available for $1.99 on Apple iTunes or Android Marketplace. Link, Link

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