Ashes and Snow

Written by Tara Renee Settembre

First The Gates, a large scale public art project, overtook Central Park. Now, Ashes and Snow, a photography exhibit, literally sits atoprepparttar Hudson River on Pier 54 near West 13th Street. It is alsorepparttar 134953 largest temporary exhibition space ever created in Manhattan.

Built on an abandoned waterfront pier,repparttar 134954 Nomadic Museum, a 67-foot-wide by 672-foot-long, privately-funded traveling museum is made of 148 stacked steel cargo shipping containers. Designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban,repparttar 134955 exhibition, Ashes and Snow, consists of portraits taken by Canadian-born artist Gregory Colbert.

Elementary school teacher, Heidi Laudien, 38, said she plans to bring her students torepparttar 134956 sight.

"I loverepparttar 134957 idea of a museum made from recycled materials and I want my kids to see that creative part ofrepparttar 134958 exhibit and how it illustratesrepparttar 134959 transience ofrepparttar 134960 space," she said.

The exhibit andrepparttar 134961 museum will be displayed through June 6 inrepparttar 134962 45,000-square-foot temporary structure. Afterwards, it will be dismantled and resurrected in Santa Monica, Calif, then off torepparttar 134963 Vatican City in 2006, as it continues on its nomadic adventure.

Colbert is no stranger to traveling either. His work features portraits of exotic animals and natives from his visits to places like India, Egypt, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Ethiopia.

His sepia colored photographs are printed on leather looking parchment paper and held up by wires and hanging on an invisible wall alongrepparttar 134964 lengths ofrepparttar 134965 pier. The scenes depicted include large animals like elephants, whales, manatees, eagles, with much smaller mammals and children.

One photo has a child kissing a cheetah, another shows a man swimming under water with a 55-ton sperm whale, and one has a woman dancing near an adult elephant. These outrageous shots have caused visitors to question how Colbert did it. A volunteer atrepparttar 134966 museum said Colbert's process will not be revealed. In a statement released by his foundation Colbert says none of images have been superimposed or digitally collaged. He plans to add new pieces torepparttar 134967 show each timerepparttar 134968 museum moves to another destination.

Online Poker Satellites - How to Turn as Little as $1 into Millions

Written by Peter Berlin

What do Dr. Vic Fey, an obstetrician from Clinton, Oklahoma, and Erick Brenes, a farmer from Costa Rica have in common? They both made it torepparttar final table of The World Poker Tour's Aruba Poker Classic. And what makes it more remarkable is they won their $6,000 buy-in andrepparttar 134830 trip to Aruba by playing a $27 satellite tournament atrepparttar 134831 online poker room, Ultimate Bet. Neither of these men are professional poker players but atrepparttar 134832 end ofrepparttar 134833 tournament Vic Fey finished in 6th place and won $105,000 and Erick Brenes finished in first and went home to Costa Rica $1,417,000 richer. Not bad for a $27 investment.

What are satellites and how do they work? Basically a satellite is a way to enter a major tournament and play for big money without having to payrepparttar 134834 large buy-in required. For example,repparttar 134835 buy-in forrepparttar 134836 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is $10,000. An on-line poker room could sponser a tournament with a $1,350 buy-in (they will also charge somewhere around 9-10% for a registration fee). For every 10 players inrepparttar 134837 tournament there would be a prize pool of $13,500, enough forrepparttar 134838 single buy-in torepparttar 134839 WSOP and some extra for spending money. So for a $1,350 you could win your entry torepparttar 134840 major tournament. If there are 100 players thenrepparttar 134841 players who finish in one ofrepparttar 134842 top 10 positions would be on their way to Las Vegas and a chance at $10,000,000,repparttar 134843 estimated top prize in this years tournament.

A thousand dollars is still a little steep if you ask me but you're dying to play inrepparttar 134844 WSOP. So you go to an online poker site like Royal Vegas Poker. There, they have a way for you to make it torepparttar 134845 World Series for as little as $1. It takes six steps and works like this:

Step 1: You pay a $1 buy-in and a $.10 registration fee. You play against ten other players. If you come in first or second you've made it to step two.

Step 2: You enter this tournament by either coming in first or second in step 1 or by directly buying in for $5 + $0.50. Come in first or second and you move on to step three. Come in third and you get to play level 2 again free.

Step 3: Same deal. Enter by placing 1st or 2nd inrepparttar 134846 previous step or buy-in for $22.50 + $2.25. The final 2 players get free entry to step four and third place lets you repeat step 3 and pays you $2.75.

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