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Lesley Lanir

Digital Journalist based in many places and sometimes London, United Kingdom. Joined on Nov 8, 2011
Expertise in Books, Education, Movies, Travel, Entertainment

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Award winning Golan Heights Winery wins 4 more Mundus Vini medals

Award winning Golan Heights Winery has won four medals in Mundus Vini, one of the most prestigious international wine competitions. The winery's Yarden Chardonnay 2012, Gamla Brut NV, Yarden Merlot 2009 and Yarden 2T 2009 all received medals.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir

Independence — Is Scotland ‘Better Together’ than 'Independent'? Special

Glasgow - Danny Quinn, known as Scottish Hip Hop emcee, Wee D, discusses why he feels he is fortunate and is firmly in the ‘Better Together’ camp and not voting 'Yes’ in the upcoming referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir

Can't find a corkscrew? How to open a bottle of wine with a shoe

So you can't find a corkscrew and you are stuck with an unopened bottle of wine in your hand? Impress your guests and open a bottle of wine with your shoe; a Mirabeau Wine's expert shows you how to manage without your bartender's friend.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir

We Are Not A United Kingdom— We need change not 'Independence' Special

Glasgow - Danny Quinn, known as Scottish Hip Hop emcee, Wee D, continues his chat with discussing the video, ‘We Are Not A United Kingdom’, produced by Omar Al-Zidjali of Redtree pictures. Danny explains why this piece is not only about Scotland's future.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir

Emcee WeeD—Hip Hop not just about money making or shooting people Special

Glasgow - In connection to his video, ‘We Are Not A United Kingdom’, Danny Quinn, known as Scottish Hip Hop artist and emcee, Wee D, talks about Hip Hop, his reasons for using and defending this musical genre and the benefits of Hip Hop for young people.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir - 1 comment

Interactive storybook iPad app especially for ASL deaf children Special

Washington - Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) has released a bilingual storybook app for the iPad, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, mainly developed to help language acquisition and reading in children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir

Danny Gillan on 'independence'— Should Scotland be independent? Special

Glasgow - Scotland will hold a referendum for independence from the UK in September. Scottish writer, Danny Gillan, continues his conversation about the future of his homeland as an independent state and whether in his view Scotland should have independence.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir - 1 comment

Danny Gillan on 'independence'— Can Scotland survive and prosper? Special

Glasgow - In September, Scotland will vote in a referendum for independence. Scottish writer Danny Gillan discusses if Scotland is ready to be an independent country; can Scotland survive and prosper and whether Scotland should declare independent statehood.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir - 2 comments

Review: Jennifer Young's 'Thank You For The Music' a good holiday read Special

Edinburgh - Scottish author and writer, Jennifer Young, chats about "Thank You For The Music," her new novel, set in Scotland and on the Balearic island of Majorca. It's a book of romance and relationship choices interwoven with deeper contemporary topics.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir - 2 comments

Why shape matters: Wine glass design affects the taste of wine Special

The flavour of wine can alter so greatly when served in a different shaped glass, you may believe you are drinking a different wine to the one tasted before. Find out how wine glassware design can influence the taste of your favourite tipple.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir - 4 comments

Photographer Adrian McGarry–Venice, Scotland, independence, art Special

Venice - Driven by Scotland's campaign for independence, over 2 million residents in Italy's Veneto region surrounding Venice voted in a poll on breaking away from Italy. Digital artist Adrian McGarry chats about Venice, Scotland, independence and art.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir - 2 comments

Yasutaka Funakoshi alice auaa designs–Fashion or 'S&M extremes'?

Tokyo - 'Alice auaa' by Japanese designer Yasutaka Funakoshi was one of the collections shown at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Tokyo. The fashion creations provoked some interesting comments online. What are your thoughts?
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 1 comment

Flat belly dietary products: Really making your tummies trimmer?

Beltsville - Flat belly ads appear everywhere on the Internet. They suggest that in one click you will know the secret to reducing your body fat. Is there any truth in their claims? Agricultural Research Service scientists investigated and found some unusual results.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 2 comments

Everybody know – Glasgow's Southside Fringe Festival is happening Special

Glasgow - Glasgow’s Southside Fringe recently opened its new HQ in Pollokshaws Road and started its crowdfunding appeal towards its upcoming 2014 festivities. Corinna Currie discusses the purpose and aims of the Southside Fringe Festival due to take place in May.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir - 1 comment

Be wary of the Nasty Effect — Internet trolls swaying opinions

Can internet trolls use their nasty, inflammatory and often derogatory comments on blogs, news sites, social media networks and any other open discussion pages to change attitudes of readers? One study says, yes. So should there be concern?
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 7 comments

Graphic Designer JD Smith: Hard work not luck leads to success Special

Ulverston - JD Smith, graphic designer, author and magazine editor, continues her talk about reaching her personal goals through hard-work and self-determination and by recognising business opportunities by finding market gaps in the field of self-publishing.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir

Oldest tourist ever to visit Israel? Oma Ella celebrates 104

Jerusalem - German tourist Oma Ella celebrated her 104th birthday in a Dead Sea hotel with 40 friends and family who traveled with her to Israel to enjoy the special occasion.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 1 comment

Fascinating Aïda performs 'the rudest Christmas song ever'

London - British comedy singing group, Fascinating Aïda, send a filthy Christmas message for all of those who can handle it. Warning for those who may be offended - plentiful use of the 'C' word.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir

Graphic Designer Jane Dixon-Smith—'She wasn’t quite busy enough' Special

Ulverston - Jane Dixon-Smith, author, graphic designer and magazine editor talks about reaching goals by recognising your creative talents in school, developing them and through hard-work and self-determination getting what you want.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir

Greetings from Chuck Norris—The epic Christmas Van Damme split

Chuck Norris sends a special Christmas and New Year greeting while copying and topping Van Damme's famous Volvo leg splits. This time the famous feat is 'performed' between airplanes - with a little help from CGI and Delov Digital.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 4 comments
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