On Top of the Empire State Building With a 2015 Ford Mustang

Ford  (NYSE: F) didn’t have any major announcements to make at the New York International Auto Show last week. But the Blue Oval did throw an impressive party for one of its iconic products. The Mustang turned 50 years old last week, and Ford was determined to honor its proud pony in proper style. Ford’s celebration included a special anniversary edition of the all-new 2015 Mustang, presented to the … Continue reading On Top of the Empire State Building With a 2015 Ford Mustang

COLLEGE KID TRIES BACKFLIP AT GRADUATION CEREMONY, FAILS HORRIBLY AND FACEPLANTS INSTEAD

Look, we’re all super pumped when we finally get that diploma and graduate college. But maybe if you’re going to bust out the backflip on stage, you should make sure you can land it.Davenport University student Robert Jeffrey Blank was so excited he finally completed college he tried a back flip right after being greeted by the university president. It resulted in a moment he … Continue reading COLLEGE KID TRIES BACKFLIP AT GRADUATION CEREMONY, FAILS HORRIBLY AND FACEPLANTS INSTEAD

Behold the internet’s power: Quentin Tarantino to rewrite movie ending after script leaks

What the internet giveth, it also taketh away… and then giveth back again (sort of). Back in January, the script for Quentin Tarantino’s next film, a western called the Hateful Eight, showed up online and Defamer drew the web’s attention to its presence. In response, the filmmaker sued for copyright infringement and shelved the project. It appears time has caused Tarantino to reconsider that initial reaction, however, as Deadline … Continue reading Behold the internet’s power: Quentin Tarantino to rewrite movie ending after script leaks

UH President Renu Khator Receives 2014 NASPA President’s Award

Khator Honored for Advancing Quality of Student Life on Campus University of Houston President Renu Khator is the recipient of the 2014 President’s Award from NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. According to NASPA, the award gives special recognition to a college or university president who has, over a sustained period of time, advanced the quality of student life on campus by supporting … Continue reading UH President Renu Khator Receives 2014 NASPA President’s Award

Azerbaijan receives category 1 aviation safety rating

Following its International Aviation Safety Assessment, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ranked Azerbaijan in category 1 for aviation safety, according to a message from the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan. “This categorization will permit Azerbaijani air carriers to initiate direct flights to the United States, which will support the development of tourism and cargo trade between our two countries,” the embassy said. FAA determined that … Continue reading Azerbaijan receives category 1 aviation safety rating

Dilara Kazimova will represent Azerbaijan on Eurovision in Denmark [Photos]

In tonight’s Azerbaijani final, one male and two female singers fought for the honour to represent their country in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. It was a really exciting show, with musically qualitative performances and nice guests. Dilara convinced an expert jury with her cover versions and got the ticket to Copenhagen! Three entrants who reached tonight’s final of Böyük Səhnə, delivered a fantastic show. Erkin … Continue reading Dilara Kazimova will represent Azerbaijan on Eurovision in Denmark [Photos]

Heydar Aliyev Center on CNN’s most beautiful concert halls list

Building data company Emporis has released a list of the world’s most spectacular concert halls. The Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan, has “fluid forms that contrast to the rigid, monumental architecture you normally find in Baku.” President Ilham Aliyev, who officially opened the building on May 10, 2012, named the building after his late father, Heydar Aliyev, who was also a president of Azerbaijan. Architect: Zaha … Continue reading Heydar Aliyev Center on CNN’s most beautiful concert halls list

“Geopolitical dynamics and international energy projects in Caucasus” [Photos]

On February 24th, 2014 the Azerbaijan Center in collaboration with the C.T. Bauer College of Business and the student organization, Energy Association, University of Houston held an annual lecture series dedicated to the development of Azerbaijan after the tragic events of Khojaly. The Khojaly tragedy happened on the night of February 25-26, 1992 when Armenian armed forces with the help of the Soviet Union killed hundreds … Continue reading “Geopolitical dynamics and international energy projects in Caucasus” [Photos]

Edward Snowden has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize

Edward Snowden spent the last year revealing some of the government’s most tightly held secrets, kicking off a massive debate about the proper role of America’s intelligence services. Now, a pair of Norwegian politicians have nominated the NSA leaker for a Nobel Peace Prize. In their nomination letter, Baard Vegar Solhjell and Snorre Valen, who hail from the Socialist Left party, said Snowden’s revelations “contributed … Continue reading Edward Snowden has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize