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I bought the case to go with my son's IPAD AIR

I bought the case to go with my son's IPAD AIR that he's getting for Birthday.They fit perfectly and seems very durable.Work well . I wouldn't like could be that the clear plastic screen is roofed in long scratched(?) linesto the event.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LGH7XDS Folks the Kindle's screen look bad. Normally,I wouldn't be too upset complete a small scratch or two for the time it didn't affect anything and the item served it's purpose, but this looks terrible! After further inspection, I decided to keep the case (because it really does seem to be of very good quality) and try to remove the clear plastic screen cover and just apply a screen protector within a store. I was using a knife to pry the plastic off when -LOOK!http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LGH7XDS   - a protective peel-off sheet separated from the plastic cover! No more lines through the screen! You cannot tell that there is a protective sheet on the website that you're supposed to remove and the case came from EASTMATE with no instructions telling you to clear out one.

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Obamas and Bidens to snub Sochi Olympics opening ceremonies amid tensions with Russia over Edward Snowden tensions and gay rights

By DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR PUBLISHED: 18:35 EST, 17 December 2013 | UPDATED: 18:46 EST, 17 December 2013
Not going: President and Mrs. Obama won't make the trip to Sochi, in what is seen as a huge snub to Russian President Vladimir PutinNot going: President and Mrs. Obama won't make the trip to Sochi, in what is seen as a huge snub to Russian President Vladimir Putin
President Obama, Vice President Biden, and their families will skip the opening or closing ceremonies of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, breaking with recent tradition that has seen very senior White House officials in attendance when athletes from around the world arrive for competition. The move will be seen as a snub of Russian President Vladimir Putin, since the last four Olympics saw far more senior administration officials in attendance. And adding to the in-your-face decision, the U.S. will include an openly gay athlete, Billie Jean King, among its luminaries when the Sochi games open – in defiance of Russia's new national anti-gay laws. The last time an Olympic Games kicked off without an American president, vice president, first lady or former president in attendance was 2000, when the event was held in Sydney, Australia. First lady Michelle Obama went to London in 2012 for the opening of the Summer Olympics. In 2010, Vice President Joe Biden led the U.S. delegation at the ceremonies in Vancouver, Canada. And then-President George W. Bush traveled halfway around the world to Beijing, China when the summer games opened there in 2008. Former President Bill Clinton lobbied Bush to boycott the Beijing games, criticizing China's reaction to violence in Tibet and its inaction in the face of genocide in Darfur. But Bush ultimately decided to attend. The White House announced Tuesday afternoon that the official delegations for the Sochi opening and closing ceremonies will include U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Robert Nabors and Deputy Secretary of State William Burns. No one from the first family of the Biden family was included, nor was any current member of the president's cabinet.
Frequent flyer: Obama flew to South Africa -- and shook hands with Cuban dictator Raul Castro -- at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, but won't make the trip to Russia in FebruaryFrequent flyer? Obama flew to South Africa -- and shook hands with Cuban dictator Raul Castro -- at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, but won't make the trip to Russia in February
Gold-medal contrarian: Former tennis star Billie Jean King, who is openly gay, will represent America's objection to Russia's legal prohibitions against public displays of homosexual lifestylesGold-medal contrarian: Former tennis star Billie Jean King, who is openly gay, will represent America's objection to Russia's legal prohibitions against public displays of homosexual lifestyles
 
 
Not this time: Michelle Obama attended the London 2012 Olympic Games, but no one from the first family will show up in SochiNot this time: Michelle Obama attended the London 2012 Olympic Games, but no one from the first family will show up in Sochi
Canada 1, Russia 0: Vice President Joe Biden yukked it up with with members of the US Olympic Snowboarding team during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, but he's staying home in February 2014Canada 1, Russia 0: Vice President Joe Biden yukked it up with with members of the US Olympic Snowboarding team during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, but he's staying home in February 2014
 
  Janet Napolitano, who left her job as Homeland Security secretary this year to become president of the University of California in September, will lead the delegation at the opening ceremony. American sports luminaries joining the group at the opening ceremonies will include tennis legend Billie Jean King and figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano.
  Obama's delegation to the closing ceremonies in Sochi will include speed skaters Bonnie Blair and Eric Heiden, along with women's ice hockey star Caitlin Cahow. The presence of the openly gay King on Feb. 7 in Sochi is likely a direct slam on Russia's anti-homosexuality laws; but Dmitry Chernyshenko, who leads Russia's Olympic organizing committee, has said there will be no repercussions against athletes who wear rainbow pins or show other small-scale disdain for the government policy.
Slighted: Russian President Vladimir Putin won't see his American counterpart in Sochi, or anyone within arm's reach of the U.S. president Slighted: Russian President Vladimir Putin won't see his American counterpart in Sochi, or anyone within arm's reach of the U.S. president
 
Flag-waver-in-chief: President George W. Bush brought his whole family -- including his dad, former President George H.W. Bush -- to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, ChinaFlag-waver-in-chief: President George W. Bush brought his whole family -- including his dad, former President George H.W. Bush -- to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China
 
Laura Bush went to Turin, Italy in 2006 to lead the U.S. delegation for the Winter Olympics, but this time the highest-ranking official will be from the State DepartmentFirst lady Laura Bush went to Turin, Italy in 2006 to lead the U.S. delegation for the Winter Olympics, but this time the highest-ranking official will be from the State Department
  In June Russia's parliament passed legislation banning what it called 'propaganda' about gay lifestyles, which it terms 'nontraditional sexual relations.' Lawmakers said the measure was required in order to protect the well-being of children. Russian President Vladimir Putin has banned demonstrations and organized protests during, before and immediately after the Olympics. But the International Olympic Committee has decided to designate 'protest zones' in Sochi – likely far away from TV cameras – in order to funnel discontent into a manageable area. Tensions with Russia reached a boiling point this year after national security leaker Edward Snowden fled there with what administration officials now admit were 'millions' of state secrets. Putin has granted him temporary asylum, and the U.S. government is resisting calls to offer him an amnesty in exchange for the secure return of the intelligence he stole.
The elephant in the dacha: NSA leaker Edward Snowden is still in Russia, and the U.S. is none too pleased that President Putin has given him temporary asylumThe elephant in the dacha: NSA leaker Edward Snowden is still in Russia, and the U.S. is none too pleased that President Putin has given him temporary asylum

Obamas and Bidens to snub Sochi Olympics opening ceremonies amid tensions with Russia over Edward Snowden tensions and gay rights

By DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR PUBLISHED: 18:35 EST, 17 December 2013 | UPDATED: 18:46 EST, 17 December 2013
Not going: President and Mrs. Obama won't make the trip to Sochi, in what is seen as a huge snub to Russian President Vladimir PutinNot going: President and Mrs. Obama won't make the trip to Sochi, in what is seen as a huge snub to Russian President Vladimir Putin
President Obama, Vice President Biden, and their families will skip the opening or closing ceremonies of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, breaking with recent tradition that has seen very senior White House officials in attendance when athletes from around the world arrive for competition. The move will be seen as a snub of Russian President Vladimir Putin, since the last four Olympics saw far more senior administration officials in attendance. And adding to the in-your-face decision, the U.S. will include an openly gay athlete, Billie Jean King, among its luminaries when the Sochi games open – in defiance of Russia's new national anti-gay laws. The last time an Olympic Games kicked off without an American president, vice president, first lady or former president in attendance was 2000, when the event was held in Sydney, Australia. First lady Michelle Obama went to London in 2012 for the opening of the Summer Olympics. In 2010, Vice President Joe Biden led the U.S. delegation at the ceremonies in Vancouver, Canada. And then-President George W. Bush traveled halfway around the world to Beijing, China when the summer games opened there in 2008. Former President Bill Clinton lobbied Bush to boycott the Beijing games, criticizing China's reaction to violence in Tibet and its inaction in the face of genocide in Darfur. But Bush ultimately decided to attend. The White House announced Tuesday afternoon that the official delegations for the Sochi opening and closing ceremonies will include U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Robert Nabors and Deputy Secretary of State William Burns. No one from the first family of the Biden family was included, nor was any current member of the president's cabinet.
Frequent flyer: Obama flew to South Africa -- and shook hands with Cuban dictator Raul Castro -- at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, but won't make the trip to Russia in FebruaryFrequent flyer? Obama flew to South Africa -- and shook hands with Cuban dictator Raul Castro -- at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, but won't make the trip to Russia in February
Gold-medal contrarian: Former tennis star Billie Jean King, who is openly gay, will represent America's objection to Russia's legal prohibitions against public displays of homosexual lifestylesGold-medal contrarian: Former tennis star Billie Jean King, who is openly gay, will represent America's objection to Russia's legal prohibitions against public displays of homosexual lifestyles
 
 
Not this time: Michelle Obama attended the London 2012 Olympic Games, but no one from the first family will show up in SochiNot this time: Michelle Obama attended the London 2012 Olympic Games, but no one from the first family will show up in Sochi
Canada 1, Russia 0: Vice President Joe Biden yukked it up with with members of the US Olympic Snowboarding team during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, but he's staying home in February 2014Canada 1, Russia 0: Vice President Joe Biden yukked it up with with members of the US Olympic Snowboarding team during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, but he's staying home in February 2014
 
  Janet Napolitano, who left her job as Homeland Security secretary this year to become president of the University of California in September, will lead the delegation at the opening ceremony. American sports luminaries joining the group at the opening ceremonies will include tennis legend Billie Jean King and figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano.
  Obama's delegation to the closing ceremonies in Sochi will include speed skaters Bonnie Blair and Eric Heiden, along with women's ice hockey star Caitlin Cahow. The presence of the openly gay King on Feb. 7 in Sochi is likely a direct slam on Russia's anti-homosexuality laws; but Dmitry Chernyshenko, who leads Russia's Olympic organizing committee, has said there will be no repercussions against athletes who wear rainbow pins or show other small-scale disdain for the government policy.
Slighted: Russian President Vladimir Putin won't see his American counterpart in Sochi, or anyone within arm's reach of the U.S. president Slighted: Russian President Vladimir Putin won't see his American counterpart in Sochi, or anyone within arm's reach of the U.S. president
 
Flag-waver-in-chief: President George W. Bush brought his whole family -- including his dad, former President George H.W. Bush -- to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, ChinaFlag-waver-in-chief: President George W. Bush brought his whole family -- including his dad, former President George H.W. Bush -- to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China
 
Laura Bush went to Turin, Italy in 2006 to lead the U.S. delegation for the Winter Olympics, but this time the highest-ranking official will be from the State DepartmentFirst lady Laura Bush went to Turin, Italy in 2006 to lead the U.S. delegation for the Winter Olympics, but this time the highest-ranking official will be from the State Department
  In June Russia's parliament passed legislation banning what it called 'propaganda' about gay lifestyles, which it terms 'nontraditional sexual relations.' Lawmakers said the measure was required in order to protect the well-being of children. Russian President Vladimir Putin has banned demonstrations and organized protests during, before and immediately after the Olympics. But the International Olympic Committee has decided to designate 'protest zones' in Sochi – likely far away from TV cameras – in order to funnel discontent into a manageable area. Tensions with Russia reached a boiling point this year after national security leaker Edward Snowden fled there with what administration officials now admit were 'millions' of state secrets. Putin has granted him temporary asylum, and the U.S. government is resisting calls to offer him an amnesty in exchange for the secure return of the intelligence he stole.
The elephant in the dacha: NSA leaker Edward Snowden is still in Russia, and the U.S. is none too pleased that President Putin has given him temporary asylumThe elephant in the dacha: NSA leaker Edward Snowden is still in Russia, and the U.S. is none too pleased that President Putin has given him temporary asylum

Obamas and Bidens to snub Sochi Olympics opening ceremonies amid tensions with Russia over Edward Snowden tensions and gay rights

By DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR PUBLISHED: 18:35 EST, 17 December 2013 | UPDATED: 18:46 EST, 17 December 2013
Not going: President and Mrs. Obama won't make the trip to Sochi, in what is seen as a huge snub to Russian President Vladimir PutinNot going: President and Mrs. Obama won't make the trip to Sochi, in what is seen as a huge snub to Russian President Vladimir Putin
President Obama, Vice President Biden, and their families will skip the opening or closing ceremonies of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, breaking with recent tradition that has seen very senior White House officials in attendance when athletes from around the world arrive for competition. The move will be seen as a snub of Russian President Vladimir Putin, since the last four Olympics saw far more senior administration officials in attendance. And adding to the in-your-face decision, the U.S. will include an openly gay athlete, Billie Jean King, among its luminaries when the Sochi games open – in defiance of Russia's new national anti-gay laws. The last time an Olympic Games kicked off without an American president, vice president, first lady or former president in attendance was 2000, when the event was held in Sydney, Australia. First lady Michelle Obama went to London in 2012 for the opening of the Summer Olympics. In 2010, Vice President Joe Biden led the U.S. delegation at the ceremonies in Vancouver, Canada. And then-President George W. Bush traveled halfway around the world to Beijing, China when the summer games opened there in 2008. Former President Bill Clinton lobbied Bush to boycott the Beijing games, criticizing China's reaction to violence in Tibet and its inaction in the face of genocide in Darfur. But Bush ultimately decided to attend. The White House announced Tuesday afternoon that the official delegations for the Sochi opening and closing ceremonies will include U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Robert Nabors and Deputy Secretary of State William Burns. No one from the first family of the Biden family was included, nor was any current member of the president's cabinet.
Frequent flyer: Obama flew to South Africa -- and shook hands with Cuban dictator Raul Castro -- at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, but won't make the trip to Russia in FebruaryFrequent flyer? Obama flew to South Africa -- and shook hands with Cuban dictator Raul Castro -- at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, but won't make the trip to Russia in February
Gold-medal contrarian: Former tennis star Billie Jean King, who is openly gay, will represent America's objection to Russia's legal prohibitions against public displays of homosexual lifestylesGold-medal contrarian: Former tennis star Billie Jean King, who is openly gay, will represent America's objection to Russia's legal prohibitions against public displays of homosexual lifestyles
 
 
Not this time: Michelle Obama attended the London 2012 Olympic Games, but no one from the first family will show up in SochiNot this time: Michelle Obama attended the London 2012 Olympic Games, but no one from the first family will show up in Sochi
Canada 1, Russia 0: Vice President Joe Biden yukked it up with with members of the US Olympic Snowboarding team during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, but he's staying home in February 2014Canada 1, Russia 0: Vice President Joe Biden yukked it up with with members of the US Olympic Snowboarding team during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, but he's staying home in February 2014
 
  Janet Napolitano, who left her job as Homeland Security secretary this year to become president of the University of California in September, will lead the delegation at the opening ceremony. American sports luminaries joining the group at the opening ceremonies will include tennis legend Billie Jean King and figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano.
  Obama's delegation to the closing ceremonies in Sochi will include speed skaters Bonnie Blair and Eric Heiden, along with women's ice hockey star Caitlin Cahow. The presence of the openly gay King on Feb. 7 in Sochi is likely a direct slam on Russia's anti-homosexuality laws; but Dmitry Chernyshenko, who leads Russia's Olympic organizing committee, has said there will be no repercussions against athletes who wear rainbow pins or show other small-scale disdain for the government policy.
Slighted: Russian President Vladimir Putin won't see his American counterpart in Sochi, or anyone within arm's reach of the U.S. president Slighted: Russian President Vladimir Putin won't see his American counterpart in Sochi, or anyone within arm's reach of the U.S. president
 
Flag-waver-in-chief: President George W. Bush brought his whole family -- including his dad, former President George H.W. Bush -- to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, ChinaFlag-waver-in-chief: President George W. Bush brought his whole family -- including his dad, former President George H.W. Bush -- to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China
 
Laura Bush went to Turin, Italy in 2006 to lead the U.S. delegation for the Winter Olympics, but this time the highest-ranking official will be from the State DepartmentFirst lady Laura Bush went to Turin, Italy in 2006 to lead the U.S. delegation for the Winter Olympics, but this time the highest-ranking official will be from the State Department
  In June Russia's parliament passed legislation banning what it called 'propaganda' about gay lifestyles, which it terms 'nontraditional sexual relations.' Lawmakers said the measure was required in order to protect the well-being of children. Russian President Vladimir Putin has banned demonstrations and organized protests during, before and immediately after the Olympics. But the International Olympic Committee has decided to designate 'protest zones' in Sochi – likely far away from TV cameras – in order to funnel discontent into a manageable area. Tensions with Russia reached a boiling point this year after national security leaker Edward Snowden fled there with what administration officials now admit were 'millions' of state secrets. Putin has granted him temporary asylum, and the U.S. government is resisting calls to offer him an amnesty in exchange for the secure return of the intelligence he stole.
The elephant in the dacha: NSA leaker Edward Snowden is still in Russia, and the U.S. is none too pleased that President Putin has given him temporary asylumThe elephant in the dacha: NSA leaker Edward Snowden is still in Russia, and the U.S. is none too pleased that President Putin has given him temporary asylum

Obamas and Bidens to snub Sochi Olympics opening ceremonies amid tensions with Russia over Edward Snowden tensions and gay rights

By DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR PUBLISHED: 18:35 EST, 17 December 2013 | UPDATED: 18:46 EST, 17 December 2013
Not going: President and Mrs. Obama won't make the trip to Sochi, in what is seen as a huge snub to Russian President Vladimir PutinNot going: President and Mrs. Obama won't make the trip to Sochi, in what is seen as a huge snub to Russian President Vladimir Putin
President Obama, Vice President Biden, and their families will skip the opening or closing ceremonies of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, breaking with recent tradition that has seen very senior White House officials in attendance when athletes from around the world arrive for competition. The move will be seen as a snub of Russian President Vladimir Putin, since the last four Olympics saw far more senior administration officials in attendance. And adding to the in-your-face decision, the U.S. will include an openly gay athlete, Billie Jean King, among its luminaries when the Sochi games open – in defiance of Russia's new national anti-gay laws. The last time an Olympic Games kicked off without an American president, vice president, first lady or former president in attendance was 2000, when the event was held in Sydney, Australia. First lady Michelle Obama went to London in 2012 for the opening of the Summer Olympics. In 2010, Vice President Joe Biden led the U.S. delegation at the ceremonies in Vancouver, Canada. And then-President George W. Bush traveled halfway around the world to Beijing, China when the summer games opened there in 2008. Former President Bill Clinton lobbied Bush to boycott the Beijing games, criticizing China's reaction to violence in Tibet and its inaction in the face of genocide in Darfur. But Bush ultimately decided to attend. The White House announced Tuesday afternoon that the official delegations for the Sochi opening and closing ceremonies will include U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Robert Nabors and Deputy Secretary of State William Burns. No one from the first family of the Biden family was included, nor was any current member of the president's cabinet.
Frequent flyer: Obama flew to South Africa -- and shook hands with Cuban dictator Raul Castro -- at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, but won't make the trip to Russia in FebruaryFrequent flyer? Obama flew to South Africa -- and shook hands with Cuban dictator Raul Castro -- at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, but won't make the trip to Russia in February
Gold-medal contrarian: Former tennis star Billie Jean King, who is openly gay, will represent America's objection to Russia's legal prohibitions against public displays of homosexual lifestylesGold-medal contrarian: Former tennis star Billie Jean King, who is openly gay, will represent America's objection to Russia's legal prohibitions against public displays of homosexual lifestyles
 
 
Not this time: Michelle Obama attended the London 2012 Olympic Games, but no one from the first family will show up in SochiNot this time: Michelle Obama attended the London 2012 Olympic Games, but no one from the first family will show up in Sochi
Canada 1, Russia 0: Vice President Joe Biden yukked it up with with members of the US Olympic Snowboarding team during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, but he's staying home in February 2014Canada 1, Russia 0: Vice President Joe Biden yukked it up with with members of the US Olympic Snowboarding team during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, but he's staying home in February 2014
 
  Janet Napolitano, who left her job as Homeland Security secretary this year to become president of the University of California in September, will lead the delegation at the opening ceremony. American sports luminaries joining the group at the opening ceremonies will include tennis legend Billie Jean King and figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano.
  Obama's delegation to the closing ceremonies in Sochi will include speed skaters Bonnie Blair and Eric Heiden, along with women's ice hockey star Caitlin Cahow. The presence of the openly gay King on Feb. 7 in Sochi is likely a direct slam on Russia's anti-homosexuality laws; but Dmitry Chernyshenko, who leads Russia's Olympic organizing committee, has said there will be no repercussions against athletes who wear rainbow pins or show other small-scale disdain for the government policy.
Slighted: Russian President Vladimir Putin won't see his American counterpart in Sochi, or anyone within arm's reach of the U.S. president Slighted: Russian President Vladimir Putin won't see his American counterpart in Sochi, or anyone within arm's reach of the U.S. president
 
Flag-waver-in-chief: President George W. Bush brought his whole family -- including his dad, former President George H.W. Bush -- to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, ChinaFlag-waver-in-chief: President George W. Bush brought his whole family -- including his dad, former President George H.W. Bush -- to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China
 
Laura Bush went to Turin, Italy in 2006 to lead the U.S. delegation for the Winter Olympics, but this time the highest-ranking official will be from the State DepartmentFirst lady Laura Bush went to Turin, Italy in 2006 to lead the U.S. delegation for the Winter Olympics, but this time the highest-ranking official will be from the State Department
  In June Russia's parliament passed legislation banning what it called 'propaganda' about gay lifestyles, which it terms 'nontraditional sexual relations.' Lawmakers said the measure was required in order to protect the well-being of children. Russian President Vladimir Putin has banned demonstrations and organized protests during, before and immediately after the Olympics. But the International Olympic Committee has decided to designate 'protest zones' in Sochi – likely far away from TV cameras – in order to funnel discontent into a manageable area. Tensions with Russia reached a boiling point this year after national security leaker Edward Snowden fled there with what administration officials now admit were 'millions' of state secrets. Putin has granted him temporary asylum, and the U.S. government is resisting calls to offer him an amnesty in exchange for the secure return of the intelligence he stole.
The elephant in the dacha: NSA leaker Edward Snowden is still in Russia, and the U.S. is none too pleased that President Putin has given him temporary asylumThe elephant in the dacha: NSA leaker Edward Snowden is still in Russia, and the U.S. is none too pleased that President Putin has given him temporary asylum

2013/03/06

'There's a special place in hell for them': Taylor Swift slams Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for mocking her love life at Golden Globes



  • Amy Poehler responds: 'Aw, I feel bad if she was upset'
  • Surprised Tina Fey says: 'It was a joke. It was a light-hearted joke'
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Taylor Swift dishes out plenty of jibes to ex lovers, but it seems she has a rather thin skin herself. 
The country singer has hit back at comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for mocking her love life at Hollywood's Golden Globe Awards this year.
She branded the jab sexist in an interview with magazine Vanity Fair on Tuesday, and suggested the pair will go to 'hell' for the comment.
During the awards broadcast, hosts Fey and Poehler threw a barb at the singer, telling her to 'stay away' from actor Michael J. Fox's 23-year-old son.
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Not amused: Taylor Swift has hit out at Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for mocking her love life at Hollywood's Golden Globe Awards
Not amused: Taylor Swift has hit out at Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for mocking her love life at Hollywood's Golden Globe Awards
The Grammy-winning singer is well known for documenting her personal relationships in her songs, often leaving little clues in the lyrics that hint at the subject.
  
She has been linked to high profile celebrities such as John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Lautner, Joe Jonas and more recently, Conor Kennedy and One Direction's Harry Styles.
In the Vanity Fair interview, Swift, 23, responded to the Golden Globes incident by citing a saying told to her by talk show host Katie Couric that 'there's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.'
'There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women': The country singer admitted to being furious about the hosts' joke in January
'There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women': The country singer admitted to being furious about the hosts' joke in January
'For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that's taking something that potentially should be celebrated - a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way - that's taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist,' Swift said.
Poehler was quick to respond to Swift's comments, telling The Hollywood Reporter: 'Aw, I feel bad if she was upset. I am a feminist and she is a young and talented girl. That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff.'
Fey was less sympathetic, telling Entertainment Tonight: 'If anyone was going to get mad at us, I thought it would be James Cameron. I did not see that one coming. It was a joke. It was a light-hearted joke.'
(Fey was referring to a swipe made at the ex husband of Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow. They said when it comes to torture, they 'trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron.')
Swift's latest hit We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together was presumed to be about Gyllenhaal while I Knew You Were Trouble is said to be about Mayer.
Swift, who notably refuses to reveal details of her personal life, didn't name any names herself in the interview, but said 'since 2010 I have dated exactly two people,' referring to Kennedy and Styles.
Awkward: Taylor was in the crowd at the Golden Globes as the hosts jokingly told her to 'stay away' from actor Michael J. Fox's 23-year-old son, Sam
Awkward: Taylor was in the crowd at the Golden Globes as the hosts jokingly told her to 'stay away' from actor Michael J. Fox's 23-year-old son, Sam (far right)
Awkward: Taylor was in the crowd at the Golden Globes as the hosts jokingly told her to 'stay away' from actor Michael J. Fox's 23-year-old son, Sam (far right)
According to Vanity Fair, Swift gave permission for an unnamed source to speak about her relationships in more detail, revealing that Styles, 19, had 'chased' Swift for a year and 'wore her down' into dating him.
The relationship ended after Styles was photographed kissing another woman, but he 'pursued her for the better part of a year until she finally took him back,' the source said.
Swift, who became a teenage darling within the country-pop scene for her raw, honest and catchy songs, has seen her music slowly becoming overshadowed by the spotlight cast on her private life.
'I'm dealing with a little bit of a chaotic media circus right now ... But there's also a lesson in all this ... In knowing that you can live your life in a way that you're proud of and people are still gonna take shots,' Swift said.
The full interview will appear in Vanity Fair's April issue, out in New York and Los Angles on Thursday and nationally on March 12.



 
From: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2288714/Taylor-Swift-slams-Tina-Fey-Amy-Poehler-mocking-love-life-Golden-Globes.html

Ferre Sposa Proves Bridal Shopping Doesn’t Have to Hurt



By Tiffany Mealia on February 26, 2013
 
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Bridal stores in Toronto get a bad rep and I can understand why.
A few years ago a friend of mine went to buy a dress on the Danforth. She wanted something very simple so she ended up purchasing a bridesmaid dress and asking for it in white. The staff at this particular store made it so difficult for her to order this dress that she started crying. Her fiancé had to physically remove her from the situation and take care of the transaction. Awful right?
Or how about the story featured in the Toronto Star yesterday which showcased a store on Spadina that took brides money for dresses, then closed up shop and left them empty handed?
Understandably, Bridal stores get a pretty bad rep.
So it was no coincidence that I was trying to avoid shopping for my Wedding Dresses With Sleeves at a Bridal store in Toronto at all costs. In fact, hearing all of the horror stories, I so desperately wanted to avoid dress shopping that I was convinced I was going to execute the whole process online.
However, friends who had been married before me suggested I get out and try a few things on because the fabric and fit are not what they appear to be. What you think you will buy and what you actually buy when you see it on, are worlds apart.
Not wanting to be a total bore about this whole thing, and wanting to take part in that which is being a “bride” I scheduled a few appointments in Yorkville (if I was gong to buy online, why not make a day of fancy-pants shopping!) and headed out. I met my mom, aunt, mother in law and best friend at Hemmingway’s; we had some brunch and on we went! Fun right?
Wrong!
By the end of the day I was exhausted. I was hot. I was thirsty. I was frazzled. We had been going at it for hours and I had gotten nowhere.
By the time we rolled into Ferre Sposa my last stop of the day-I was done. But unlike other bridal stores, these women didn’t pressure me, they didn’t tell me it was going to be the best day of my life, they didn’t tell me I was late to order and my dress wouldn’t come in on time. No. In fact, they asked me if I had any idea what I wanted, they pulled a few things they thought would look good on me and then they helped. If I mentioned I didn’t like something they said we could fix, tweak, hem, adjust or remove. All of a sudden I wasn’t a slave to the dress on the rack. If I didn’t like something-it could be fixed! I soon found out my consultant had been in the Bridal business for 30+ years. This woman knew what she was doing; she knew how to handle relatives with the bride and…an obviously frazzled bride.
Being as I was too exhausted by the end of the day to make a decision, I did what any normal 30-year-old bride would do. I went home, had some wine watched Sex and The City and went to bed. When I awoke, I had a clear head so I went back to Ferre Sposa and explained exactly what I liked and didn’t like about all the dresses I had tried on. My consultant pulled one dress for me, asked me to put it on and bam. I had it. I cried. I bought it.
I know that had it not of been for the staff at Ferre Sposa I would not have bought a dress in Toronto. They were thoughtful, patient, and kind. And their dresses were pretty savvy given the current going rates of wedding gowns.
If you’re looking for or know anyone looking for a Beach Wedding Dresses I highly recommend Ferre Sposa.
Dresses at Ferra Sposa
Jennifer (owner of Ferre Sposa) me and my consultant

'I'll take a teddy for my d...' said Kate. Is that D for daughter, they asked: Duchess nearly slips as she tours Grimsby


 

By REBECCA ENGLISH, ROYAL CORRESPONDENT
She's usually so good at keeping secrets. But the famously discreet Duchess of Cambridge may have dropped her guard a little on a walkabout yesterday.
According to one member of the crowd, Kate, who is five months pregnant, appeared to hint she might be having a baby girl.
Sandra Cook, 67, was among the 2,000 wellwishers who greeted the Duchess on her visit to Grimsby.
Kate was greeted by hundreds of onlookers, some giving her bouquets of flowers and even a teddy bear
Princess presents: One member of the crowd believes she over heard the Duchess say: 'I will take that for my d...' when presented with the teddy bear before she quickly stopped herself
A teddy for Kate: Diana Burton, 41, pictured waiting patiently with the crowd for the arrival of the Duchess
A teddy for Kate: Diana Burton, 41, pictured waiting patiently with the crowd for the arrival of the Duchess
You shouldn't have! Five months pregnant Kate is delighted to accept the adorable gift for her baby
You shouldn't have! Five months pregnant Kate is delighted to accept the adorable gift for her baby
She told the Mail: ‘The lady next to me gave her a teddy bear and I distinctly heard her say “Thank you, I will take that for my d....”.
‘Then she stopped herself. I leant over and said to her: “You were going to say daughter, weren’t you?” She said: “No, we don’t know!” I said: “Oh, I think you do” to which she replied: “We’re not telling!”
‘I have been here since 10am and it was worth every cold minute of the wait to see her. She is just beautiful and so lovely and friendly.’
Diana Burton, 41, who gave Kate the teddy, was too shell-shocked to recall the conversation. But Mrs Cook, who works in a local charity shop and lives in Grimsby, was adamant about what she heard. 
‘I only hope that she doesn’t now give birth to a boy or I’m going to look pretty stupid,’ she said.
‘But she definitely said “d------”.’
Oops! The Duchess appeared to hint she may be having a baby girl in July when she took the teddy bear for her 'd...'
Oops! The Duchess appeared to hint she may be having a baby girl in July when she took the teddy bear for her 'd...'
Tight-lipped: The Duchess then said the Royal couple didn't know the sex of their baby - adding: 'We're not telling!'
Tight-lipped: The Duchess then said the Royal couple didn't know the sex of their baby - adding: 'We're not telling!'
Two princesses: Earlier on Kate was given gifts of flowers by children at the Peaks Lane Fire Station
Two princesses: Earlier on Kate was given gifts of flowers by children at the Peaks Lane Fire Station
St James’s Palace did not comment on the matter, although royal sources insisted the couple had not yet found out the sex of the baby, which is due in July.
There was more baby talk and plenty of gifts for Kate as she went on a ten-minute walkabout outside the National Fishing Heritage Centre.
One admirer, Bobbie Brown, 42, asked Kate whether she had felt the baby kicking yet.
Miss Brown recalled: ‘She said: “Yes it is, very much so”.’
Although it is still one of the largest centres for fish processing in Britain, Grimsby has been in decline since the 1950s and youth unemployment is among the highest in the country.
Bouquet: The Duchess of Cambridge was presented with a bunch of flowers during her first engagement to The National Fishing Heritage Centre
Bouquet: The Duchess of Cambridge was presented with a bunch of flowers during her first engagement to The National Fishing Heritage Centre
Unfortunately the Duchess’s arrival was almost 90 minutes late after her helicopter was delayed by thick fog.
She had been due to be collected from Kensington Palace by the Queen’s helicopter, known as the Royal Flight, at 10am in time for a 11.35am start. The flight is paid for by taxpayers and will cost around £3,500.
But dignitaries and flag-waving wellwishers were left shivering in the cold as her pilot waited for a break in the weather.
Many grumbled that the foggy conditions had been known about well in advance and asked why Kate had not simply taken the train, a three-and-a-half hour journey which costs £42.50  each way.
A St James’s Palace spokesman said: ‘A number of factors are taken into consideration when deciding on transport, including cost, practicality and security arrangements and what the member of the Royal Family is doing before and after the engagement.’ 
At a later visit to the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Kate was shown the fleet of fire engines.
She was shown a fire pole inside the station and said: 'That reminds me of the scene in the Bridget Jones film.' 
In the movie, the character Bridget Jones is made to slide down a fire pole as part of her job as a television journalist but makes an ungracious landing on top of the cameraman.
At the end of the visit to the station, Kate was given a bouquet by 11-year-old Evie Oxley, whose fireman father is being treated for cancer and whose mother was recently given the all-clear from breast cancer.
'She said I had been very brave, with my dad being poorly,' said Evie. 'It's tough at times but you have to get over it sometimes and just be brave. If you're not brave then the person that's ill is not going to be brave either.'
Dressed in a Hobbs coat and a Great Plains dress, the Duchess made an unplanned stop to speak to ten adults and children who are patients at the nearby St Andrew's Hospice.
Patient Claire Moss-Smith, 86, told the Duchess: ‘I’m waiting for you to be Queen.’
Kate replied with a smile: ‘You might be waiting for a long time.’
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Patriotic: Schoolchildren held up Union Flags as the Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Havelock Academy
Patriotic: Schoolchildren held up Union Flags as the Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Havelock Academy
Jubilant crowd: Kate, whose helicopter from Kensington Palace was severely delayed due to adverse weather, smiled as flag-waving crowds chanted: 'We want Kate'
Jubilant crowd: Kate arrived in Grimsby behind schedule after her helicopter was delayed by fog
The Duchess will learn more about Grimsby's maritime and fishing heritage and have the opportunity to discuss issues around the environmental sustainability of fishing in the North Sea
One of Prince Charles's projects: The Duchess learnt about Grimsby's maritime and fishing heritage and discussed issues around the environmental sustainability of fishing in the North Sea
Kate arriving in Grimsby
Kate arriving in Grimsby
Going solo: Kate carried out all the Royal engagements without Prince William who is concentrating on his ‘day job’ as an RAF Search and Rescue pilot at RAF Valley
Knowledgeable: Kate is given a tour of the fishing museum by former trawlerman John Vincent
Knowledgeable: Kate is given a tour of the fishing museum by former trawlerman John Vincent
Peter Foot, 76, got up from his wheelchair to give the Duchess a bow.
'I stood up so I could bow to her,' he said. 'She said "Sit down." I explained I could not stand very long, that's why I'm in the chair.
'I was always taught to be a gentleman by mother because that's the thing to do.'
Kate - looking tanned from her recent holidays in Mustique and Switzerland - also visited the Peaks Lane Fire Station, where 200 people lined the streets to greet her.
Once inside Peaks Lane Fire Station, the Duchess also chatted to young people enrolled on a scheme run by The Prince's Trust to help unemployed youngsters build up their confidence and develop their job-finding skills.
The Prince’s Trust is now offering 12-week schemes for teenagers to help develop their team-building and CV writing skills.
Kate talks to a young member of the crowd as she arrived in Grimsby as hundreds turned out to see her
Crowd pleaser: Kate talks to a young member of the crowd as she arrived in Grimsby where hundreds of onlookers turned out to see her
A little girl was delighted to meet the Duchess who said she was delighted to be in Grimsby
All smiles: A little girl was elated to meet the Duchess who was delighted to be in Grimsby
Fashionably late: A Palace official said her helicopter
Kate finally arrived in Grimsby looking tanned from her recent holidays in Mustique and Switzerland
Fashionably late: A Palace official said her helicopter, which took off at around 11am, landed at Humberside Airport  later than expected due to fog 
Kate looked radiant in the russet-coloured coat she has worn several times before including on a working trip to Liverpool and for Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham
Holiday glow: Kate looked radiant in the russet-coloured coat she has worn several times before including on a working trip to Liverpool and for Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham 
Martina Milburn, chief executive of the Prince's Trust, said: 'Grimsby has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the UK, so we're working hard here to give young people the skills and confidence to find jobs.' 
Darren Field, 20, who is on the fourth week of the 12-week programme, said: 'Being made redundant not once but twice left me at one of the lowest points in my life and I struggled to pick myself up after that.
'Things like this don't happen every day in Grimsby so it was very exciting and we were all very proud to be representing The Prince's Trust.'
St George: A man rides past crowds on a dragon motorcycle waiting for the arrival of at the fishing museum
St George: A motorcyclist rides past crowds waiting for the arrival of at the fishing museum
Kate is on what the palace call a 'royal away day' in north east Lincolnshire - a chance to cram in as many engagements as possible in a particular area of the country.
Asked why Grimsby, a St James's Palace spokesman said: 'Why not? The town has been keen for the Duchess to come for some time. She is delighted.'
Built in 1991 by the borough council, the National Fishing Heritage Centre museum is an extraordinarily realistic recreation of the time when Grimsby could lay claim to being the largest fishing port in the world.
The centrepiece of the exhibition is Perseverance, one of the town's oldest shrimp boats which has been restored to her original colours.
There are also several life-sized models bringing to life different aspects of the fishing industry including the inside of a trawler and even a local pub called the Freeman's Arms which Kate briefly walked through.
The real Freeman's Arms was a favourite haunt of trawlermen returning to shore but became notorious for brawling and prostitution.
Many of the themed areas have a distinctive smell piped into them - the stench of a working dock and the more mouth-watering scent of freshly-frying fish and chips.
The Duchess was given a guided tour of the exhibitions and sat down at the skipper's table next to a rather eerie life-sized model figure of a 1950's ship's mate to chat to trawlerman John Vincent, a guide at the centre.
Former trawlerman John Vincent, now a guide, showed her around the award-winning museum. 
She also discussed environmental issues, such as the sustainability of North Sea fishing, with local trawler owner Kurt Christensen.
The museum offers visitors the chance to experience the 'sights, sounds and smells' of the fishing industry, perhaps not the most attractive proposition for the Duchess, who suffered from acute sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy
Wide smile: Kate waved to the crowds after her long-awaited arrival. Her helicopter was delayed by fog
Kate arrives in Grimsby
Kate arrives in Grimsby
Warm welcome: It is the first time that the Duchess has visited one of The Prince's Trust programmes but it is understood that she has discussed the charity's work with Prince Charles, who set up the organisation
Kate (pictured talking to another young fan) got a tour of the National Fishing Heritage Centre, which depicts the 1950s heyday of Grimsby which was once the largest fishing port in the world
Crowd charmer: Kate, clutching a bunch of flowers, makes time for a young member of the crowd 
Kate arriving in Grimsby
Kate arriving in Grimsby
Flower girl: Kate receives a colourful bouquet from patient members of the crowd after her 90 minute delay  
After her tour of the National Fishing Heritage Centre Kate was on to Humberside Fire and Rescue Service where, she was meeting the on-duty firemen and women
Leaving: After her tour of the National Fishing Heritage Centre, Kate moved on to Humberside Fire and Rescue Service where she was due to meet firemen and women
Mr Vincent said: 'It's been fantastic, a great honour. She's a great lady.
'She was very knowledgeable and asked some very good questions. We had a bit of a laugh going round too.
'I wished her all the best with her pregnancy and asked her to give my regards to William and Harry and bring them down here.'
On leaving the museum, the Duchess made a beeline for the excited crowds, who shook her hand and presented her with flowers.
Six-year-old Zara Williams had been waiting with her family since 9.30am to meet the royal visitor.
Zara, from nearby Goxhill, presented Kate with a bunch of pink roses and said: 'She was really pretty. She was really nice to me and I liked her clothes.'
Described as one of the toughest jobs in the world, the museum offers visitors the chance to experience the 'sights, sounds and smells' of the fishing industry, perhaps not the most attractive proposition for the Duchess, who suffered from acute sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy.
Kate in Grimsby
Kate in Grimsby
Supporting charity work: Kate spoke to people taking part in personal development courses run by Prince Charles's charity in Grimsby - which has one of the highest levels of youth unemployment in the country
Exciting: Kate posed with members of the Prince's Trust. Darren Field said they were 'all very proud' to be representing the charity
Exciting: Kate posed with members of the Prince's Trust. Darren Field said they were 'all very proud' to be representing the charity
Big meet and greet: Kate poses with members of the Prince's Trust and Humberside Fire Service
Big meet and greet: Kate poses with members of the Prince's Trust and Humberside Fire Service
Joan Riley, 82, said meeting the Duchess was worth the hour's wait in the cold.
'I said it's a wonderful thing to be able to tell our grandchildren, that we met the future queen,' she said.
Her final engagement of the day was to officially open Havelock Academy, established in 2007 by The David Ross Foundation, which serves more than 1,000 pupils aged between 11 and 18 in one of the most deprived areas in the country.
She received a tour of the school, met an A-level photography group – something the Duchess takes a keen personal interest in, having studied the subject herself – as well as view the sports facilities and an expressive arts display.
Kate will carry out all engagements without her husband, Prince William, who is putting off royal duties for the time being in order to concentrate on his ‘day job’ as an RAF Search and Rescue pilot at RAF Valley, North Wales.
Asked why the Duchess of Cambridge was visiting Grimsby, a St James's Palace spokesman said: 'Why not? The town has been keen for the Duchess to come for some time. She is delighted'
Star treatment: Asked why the Duchess of Cambridge was visiting Grimsby, a St James's Palace spokesman said: 'Why not? The town has been keen for the Duchess to come for some time. She is delighted'
Pleased to meet you: The Duchess of Cambridge met firemen at Peaks Lane Fire Station in Grimsby
Pleased to meet you: The Duchess of Cambridge met firemen at Peaks Lane Fire Station in Grimsby
Hundreds of cheering pupils lined the approach to the Havelock Academy and waved flags as the Duchess of Cambridge entered the building.
She was shown around the school, which opened in 2011, by principal Nigel Whittle and met students taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award - a programme that encourages self-development in young people through activities.
She accepted a crown-shaped biscuit with 'Kate' written in icing from 12-year-old George Shingleton and remarked on the 'delicious' cooking aromas in the classroom.
'She talked about cupcakes,' said food technician Sharon Swales. 'She said 'I bet you are lucky enough to cook cupcakes'. She said 'delicious' about 10 times. 
'She obviously loves cupcakes if she is talking about them. If we had known, then we would have cooked them.'
Sharing a joke: The Duchess of Cambridge speaks to the line of firefighters at Peaks Lane Fire Station
Sharing a joke: The Duchess of Cambridge speaks to the line of firefighters at Peaks Lane Fire Station
Kate was given a tour of the £22 million academy before watching students perform three songs from the Queen musical We Will Rock You and unveiling a plaque to mark the building's official opening.
As she left, she told principal Nigel Whittle - who, at 30 is the youngest headteacher in the country - that touring the 'brilliant' school brought back happy memories of her own school days.
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After signing her name in the visitors book, she said: 'Thank you very much. It's great to see everyone and so many different activities. You have lots of happy students. 
'It's been an absolutely fantastic time. It reminds me of being back at school. I loved my schooldays.'
David Ross, co-founder of Carphone Warehouse, whose charitable foundation was responsible for the new school, said: 'This has been an absolutely fantastic day in the life of Havelock Academy.'
He said he had previously donated money to William and Kate's charities but refused to elaborate on his links to the royal couple or how he convinced Kate to travel to Grimsby.
He said students had said 18 months ago when the building opened that they would most like Kate to perform the ceremonial opening, and it had been his task to secure her appearance.
'I guess that we took the time to explain why Grimsby wanted her to come here,' he said. 
Headteacher Mr Whittle was joined by his eight-months-pregnant partner Anna and their one-year-old twin daughters Georgie and Elsie at the opening. 
Kate spoke to Anna, whose baby bump was prominently on display in a line up of VIPs. 'We just talked about the weather really,' Anna said. 'She said she has not been able to see a lot because of the fog.'
Personal interest: The Duchess met members of the Prince's Trust Team programme during her second engagement
Personal interest: The Duchess met members of the Prince's Trust Team programme during her second engagement
One for the album! A little boy touches his nose as Kate kneels down to talk to him at the fire station
One for the album! A little boy touches his nose as Kate kneels down to talk to him at the fire station
Mr Whittle said Kate was a 'role model' for his pupils. The school is located in the second most deprived ward in the country.
He said: 'This will be such an inspirational day for all the children here. She is such an impressive role model. They can relate to her very well.'
All 1,000 pupils gave Kate a rapturous welcome as she arrived, and she stopped to talk to several as she walked from her car.
Tage Lawn, 13, said: 'I said 'Hello, your majesty'. She said 'Are you alright?' She was pretty. You think of royals speaking really posh but she spoke a bit normal.'
Yasmin Noble, 17, said: 'She was really good and down to earth.'
Kate was shown photography coursework and saw students on rowing machines and playing table tennis and hockey, but did not take part in any sports activities. 
The musical performance involved a chorus of students, led by Alfie Eke, 15, and Hattie Cattell, 15. They sang We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions and Bohemian Rhapsody, watched by Kate from the front row. 
'We were nervous,' said Hattie. 'You could see her in the darkness. You could see her face.'
Before she left Kate was presented with a framed photograph of Grimsby Dock Tower.
The baby destined to rule

MARKING GRIMSBY'S HEYDAY:  FISHING MUSEUM PROTECTS HERITAGE

The Duchess of Cambridge talks to former trawlerman John Vincent during her tour of the National Fishing Heritage Centre
The Duchess of Cambridge talks to former trawlerman John Vincent during her tour of the National Fishing Heritage Centre
Grimsby's National Fishing Heritage Centre depicts the 1950s heyday of the distant waters fishing fleet. 
Opened in 1991 by North East Lincolnshire County Council, the centre gives an insight into the dangers of life as a trawlerman and protects the fishing heritage of the town. 
Visitors can experience sea sickness on a moving deck and displays also replicate the temperatures of the ice room and the boiler room. 
The museum also has a recreated Grimsby street with traditional stores including a pub and a fish and chip shop. 
Tours are also offered around the fishing trawler Ross Tiger, which is moored next to the museum and was once a member of the largest fishing fleet in the world.  
The fish industry in the town peaked in the 1950s and Grimsby claimed to be 'the largest fishing port in the world'. 
However, the fishing industry declined sharply following the Cod Wars in the 1950s and 1970s between the UK and Iceland. 
It led to an end to the fishing traditions of the town and now only a few vessels operate out of Grimsby's docks.


From: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2288439/Kate-Middleton-pregnant-Ill-teddy-d--said-Kate-Is-D-daughter-asked-Duchess-nearly-slips-tours-Grimsby.html