"Supports Green Initiatives" designates a hotel's participation in an optional environmental program that includes the use of energy-efficient lighting, guestroom towel/linen re-use, and on-premise recycling. "Supports Green Initiatives" does not represent an official certification of any kind.
The Silk Road, a prehistoric trade route, connected the most advanced cities of the time since 500 BCE. It extended over 4,600 miles from China through Central Asia to the Middle East and ended in the ancient Roman Empire. Exotic spices, silk and all kinds of goods weren't the only things exchanged on this road - new ideas and advancements were transposed as well. The exhibit Traveling the Silk Road showcases the journeys merchants went on and how this trading route changed many cultures and their understanding of each other.
The Ting Tings are a band that's intent on carving out its own niche in the music biz. The British duo started making music in 2004 with the aid of sampled sounds, drums and pop beats - all connected to an impressive pedal board that controls the sounds. Many of the band's songs centers around lead singer Katie White's child-like vocals and the band often falls into blissed-out vocal harmonies that beg for admiration.