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Accommodation Options in Glasgow

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Wіth thе city vеrу keen tо build оn іtѕ success frоm bеіng а European City оf Culture, Glasgow hаѕ continued developing accommodation options suitable fоr tourists, conference delegates аnd people passing thrоugh Glasgow en route tо оthеr places. Thаt ѕаіd finding accommodation ‘on spec.’ іn thе peak summer months саn bе difficult, еѕресіаllу аt thе lоwеr еnd оf thе budget options. For long term accommodation Letting Agents such as http://www.centrallettingservices.co.uk are worth contacting for letting services at a very reasonable rate.

Starting іn thе city centre thе twо main ‘luxury hotels аrе thе Park Inn аnd thе Millennium. Thе Park Inn Hotel аt Port Dundas Place, орроѕіtе thе Royal Concert Hall, іѕ nеxt tо thе bus station аnd hаѕ іtѕ оwn Spa centre. At £110 а night fоr а double room, соnѕіdеrіng thе luxury wіth whісh іt іѕ appointed аnd thе proximity tо thе city centre – уоu rеаllу аrе gеttіng excellent vаluе fоr money. Add іn thе opportunity tо eat іn thе award winning Oshi restaurant, whісh thе hotel describes аѕ “serving fusion inspired dishes”, уоu muѕt bе іn fоr а real treat. Whіlѕt Langs іѕ а modern tall building, nearby іѕ Thе Millennium Hotel Glasgow, оn St Georges Square, іt occupies а sumptuous Victorian building wіth оvеr 100 top quality rooms.

Thоѕе overlooking St Georges Square, wіth floor tо ceiling windows, аrе thе vеrу bеѕt ones. Rooms саn bе rаthеr pricey here, typically uр tо £175 а night оr approaching £250 fоr а suite. Thіѕ іѕ рrоbаblу thе prestigious place tо stay іn thе city centre, аѕ wеll аѕ top quality rooms аnd high prices you’ll gеt thе standard оf service tо match them. However, thе fіvе star hotel that’s thе choice оf аnу celebrities іn thе city іѕ called Onе Devonshire Gardens, surely there’s nо nееd tо give thе address fоr thіѕ one? Thе hotel іѕ located heading North West оut оf thе city, јuѕt оff thе Great Western Road. Occupying а terrace оf Victorian houses, class аnd taste аrе thе keywords fоr thіѕ hotel. Wіth ѕеvеrаl sizes аnd types оf room аvаіlаblе prices vary frоm јuѕt оvеr £100 fоr оnе оf thе smaller rooms tо £500 а night fоr а King size four-poster bed, Jacuzzi, walk-in shower, sauna, уоur оwn gym, private patio аnd conservatory…. thе list gоеѕ оn – but іf you’re а celebrity аnd vаluе уоur privacy! Thаt ѕаіd аll thе rooms аrе extremely wеll equipped аnd appointed wіth thеіr оwn sitting area.

Whіlѕt thеrе are, оf course, аll thе usual chains оf hotels іn Glasgow like: Travel Inn, Novotel, Holiday Inn… etc, thе city hаѕ а fine selection оf smaller аnd independent оnеѕ tо choose from. Thе Cathedral House Hotel, nоt surprisingly оn Cathedral Square, іѕ ten minutes walk frоm thе city centre. A small mock baronial castle, complete wіth turrets, thе building wоuld nоt lооk оut оf place іn thе Highlands. Aѕ іt is, іt offers а wеlсоmе change tо staying іn thе usual modern mini tower-block. Rooms аrе decorated аnd furnished quіtе plainly, but nоnеthеlеѕѕ wіth а сеrtаіn style, аlѕо thе hotel hаѕ а restaurant whісh іѕ noted fоr thе authentic Scottish cuisine іt serves. Room prices vary, ассоrdіng tо thе season, bеtwееn £65 аnd £85 а night – including breakfast.

Top Ten Greatest NBA Players of All Time

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The NBA is closing in on its 70th anniversary. A rich history, full of prized and proud moments, the game has produced the world’s finest athletes. Even though the NBA is exclusive to America, these athletes are known worldwide and no one cannot associate or idolize them when they themselves play the game. These players have created legacies of themselves and basketball was never the same after they stepped in the court.

To honor these inspiring men, we look at the top ten NBA players of all time, to see who really had an infinite effect.

10. Tim Duncan

Starting his career in 1997, Tim Duncan’s achievements speak for themselves. Two MVP’s, four titles and even 13 straight seasons on All NBA and All Defensive teams, the 37 year old is far from done. His quite, composed, pretentious free performance on the court earns him the 10th spot on the list.

9.Shaquille O’Neal

Almost everyone who plays basketball world knows who Shaquille O’Neal or” ‘Shaq’ is. The 7 feet tall giant had a more loud and obvious career, which made him more noticeable. Three Lakers titles are to his name in captaincy and 15 All Star teams. He ended his career in 2011, with a legacy to follow.

8. Kobe Bryant

When one thinks of Shaquille O’Neal, it’s not long when Kobe Bryant is also thought of. Thanks to the duo’s success earlier in the century, Kobe Bryant went a little further ahead of Shaq when he earned his fifth title. The man has a professional behavior which is what drove him further in his career, ahead of Shaq.

7. Oscar Robertson

Known by his nickname “The Big O”, Oscar Robertson is known as the master of triple doubles with a staggering 186 triple doubles to his name; an unbroken record even till today. Even though he did not have a ‘flashy’ career as compared to the previous entries, the man still has one MVP and he averages 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.8 assists. This means that he is the only player ever to average a triple double for an entire season.

6. Wilt Chamberlain

11 rebounding titles, 4 MVPS and a 100 point game, Wilt Chamberlain could not make it to the top 5 because his will for further greatness was not as determine.

5. Larry Bird

The Best pure shooter the game has ever produced, Larry Bird was once at an average of 29.9 points for a season. Shootings for that season were 52.7% from the field and a staggering 41.4 and 91.6 percent on threes and from the line, respectively

4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Playing for a whole 20 years, Kareem led two whole different styles in both decades. In the first decade, he was the best player, earning 5 MVPs during his time in the Milwaukee
Bucks. In the next decade he was one of the most prominent players of the Lakers which was headed by Magic Johnson. Sky-hooking his way to glory, Kareem has a total of 38,387 points.

3. Bill Russell

This man singlehandedly brought the Celtics to glory during his career with the team, which is evident from the fact that after he left, the team never reached the same heights. The height of eleven championships in 13 seasons, never has an American sport seen such feats.

2. Magic Johnson

This man has one of the most famous rivalries with another person on this list. If he hadn’t been there, Magic Johnson without a doubt would have had more MVPS and titles, but that is what made the 80’s a magical time; Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. Magic Johnson leading the fast break was a sight to see. Never has there been such an exciting basketball player, until…

1.Michael Jordan

This man singlehandedly changed what basketball was. He became basketball. There is no way one can associate the game without Michael Jordon. 6 titles, 5 MVPS and 10 scoring titles, Michael surprised everyone. There will never be anyone like this man.

Top 5 Luxury Homes of Premier League Footballers

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When salaries approach six-figures weekly, the players themselves acquire quite a taste after going through vigorous grooming the Premier League expects from them. The Premier League has become football’s richest part, with signing and transfer money only just reaching over £50 million. With this wealth, football stars will often buy houses, mansions and penthouses best suited to their wealth. Houses are designed by top of the line architects and truly show what wealth means.

1.John Terry’s Surrey Mansion

Arguably one of the most famous personalities the premium football club has produced, John Terry is one of the best central defenders out there. He currently plays for, and even captains Chelsea and has been the most successful at the position, leading the team to 3 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups and 1 UEFA Champions League. John Terry has played over 500 matches on behalf of Chelsea, starting his career in 1998, which makes his Chelsea career 17 years long. Now, over all these years, John Terry has earned millions for himself. With a current 5 year contract for £150,000 a week, the number 26 player hasn’t been shy to spend this wealth on some luxurious property. One of them being his £4.35mSurrey Mansion that he bought from a former professional golf player. The seven bedroom mansion went through thorough refurbishment by John himself before he finally decided to settle. The house has a large field available in the back for Terry to enjoy some light hearted football with his twin children.

2.Gareth Bale’s Essex Mansion

The Real Madrid star bought this Essex Mansion along with his partner Emma Rhys-Jones for a whopping £2.2m. Bale earns over £300,000 and this five bedroom mansion was spacious enough for his partner’s tastes. Housing a comfortable study room with an equally calming living room, the star opted for one extra spacious room for his wife’s tastes and his.

3.Angel Di Maria’s Cheshire Mansion

Cheshire is a preferred place for a home for Premier League players because of its ideal position between Liverpool and Manchester. The mansion is worth £4.1m and was truly designed with taste. The indoor swimming pool looks out to green fields and is situated right next to a fully equipped gym. A Jacuzzi room was also available for unwinding and relaxing.

4.Roy Keane’s Ipswich Mansion

The former Manchester United star bought this 100 year old mansion for £2.9m. The luxurious house sports a magnificent diner and seven bedrooms and even a professionally built treehouse for the kids.

5.Cristiano Ronaldo’s Cheshire Mansion

The Real Madrid star’s house is now worth £899,950 after he put it up for sale. The five bedrooms, two story house is as spacious and luxurious as it gets. The house’s living room looks onto some fabulous green gardens through window doors. The house even has totally wooden themed baths, for a total of three baths in the whole house.

The name these stars have earned for themselves is a dream for everyone. And their luxury homes are no different, simply awesome and classy as anything.

The 10 Best Players in the UK Premiership 2015

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With the Premier League about to kick-off, there are always talks of the expensive summer signings, new captains and obvious classic favorites who always put on a top notch performance. But out of the many Premier League Teams, who are the top ten? Let’s find out

10. Aaron Ramsay- Arsenal

There have been talks of Petr Cech’s involvement in Arsenal’s team with a potential save of some 10-15 crucial points, and those talks are true, but people tend to forget Aaron Ramsay’s pivotal role in Arsenal’s side. The young gunner did face a few hiccups at the beginning of his Arsenal career what with injuries and such, but the past two seasons he has been raising eyebrows. With his telepathic link with Mesut Ozil, there’s no stopping this young man.

9. Jack Grealish- Aston Villa

The 19 year old showed an outstanding performance in his debut season and continues to show his prowess. Tim Sherwood, the team’s manager himself praised the teenager after he achieved a staggering 94% pass accuracy in his first 6 games and even key passes along with successful dribbles as compared to his more experienced team mates.

8. Wayne Rooney- Manchester United

Arguably one of the most famous of names the game has produced, Rooney plays the striker position this season which makes him a threat to any defense. Rooney is also a part of the world’s most ‘elite’ strikers, being the highest goal scorer in English football history; the man has a point to prove.

7. Cesc Fabregas-Chelsea

Fabregas’ vital role in the team is only evident from the fact that the whole team’s performance fluctuates as his performance does. Yes, Hazard gets most of the attention, but Fabregas’ key playing abilities is what drives Chelsea forward.

6. David De Gea- Manchester United

Real Madrid feels more vulnerable now that Louis Van Gaal thinks he can pull it through for another year with De Gea. He was the best ranked goalie in the 2015-2014 seasons with his lightning reflexes and an unmatchable one on ones.

5. Mesut Ozil-Arsenal

Aaron Ramsay’s telepathic brother, Mesut Ozil finished his pre-season in just two years. In the 2014-2015 seasons, the German sliced thorough defenses like butter and passes with any varying range, he was an unstoppable force. He inspired his teammates and fans alike, proving that he’s one of the best in the game

4. David Silva- Manchester City

Raheem Sterling, Sergio Ageuro and Wilfried Bony have received the entire spotlight for Manchester City, and there’s one superstar that’s been ignored, that is David Silva. The craft Silva brings to the game is un-matched as he un apologetically makes no-look passes and slices through defenses as if to prove he’s no less than any 25 year old.

3. Alexis Sanchez- Arsenal

There has been a lot of talk about the gunners and one cannot go ahead talking about Arsenal without mentioning Alexis Sanchez. His distant shoots like the one against Aston Villa in the FA cup are feared by any team’s defense, and rightly since he ended the previous season with 16 goals for Arsenal.

2. Eden Hazard- Chelsea

Weaving out of control, possession unbelievable, Eden Hazard is a hazard to any defense. The man took Fabregas’ position as creative strategist and scored some key goals with his maneuvers. The likes of Ronaldo and Messi have their challenge in this young man.

1.Sergio Aguero-Manchester City

An all-round player by all means, Ageuro holds the capability of making space in tight spots, finding passes out of nowhere and keeping the flow of the game going. He faces trouble with little injuries but ended up as the top goal scorer last season and is still a force to be reckoned with this season.