Sunday, March 18, 2018

I love Palm Springs Celebrating 4 years & beginning our 5th year!

I Love Palm Springs – A to Z

Description: Encourage people to visit, shop, dine, stay, work and play in Palm Springs, California by promoting tourism, business, economic development, culture, arts and entertainment in the Palm Springs, California area.

I love Palm Springs™ launched on March 16, 2014. Our purpose then and now is to encourage people, from all over the globe, to visit, shop, dine, stay, work and play in Palm Springs by promoting tourism, business, economic development, culture, arts and entertainment in the Palm Springs, California area.

I'm the Palm Springs Guru and I love Palm Springs because there is something here for everyone.

The purpose of this blog, is to encourage you, and people, from all over the globe, to visit, shop, dine, stay, work, play, relax, refresh and rejuvenate in beautiful Palm Springs.

This year, 2018, the Palm Springs Guru will continue to promote tourism, business, economic development, art, culture and entertainment in the Palm Springs, California area.

All of this happens through the promotion of what tourists and your average visitor would want, such as businesses, financial development, art, entertainment, culture, and quite a bit more.

Here are some of the subjects the Palm Springs Guru is covering during 2018:
A: accommodations, Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), AMGEN Tour of California, Annenberg Theater, apartments, April, August
B: Barack Hussein Obama II, baseball, bed and breakfast, beer, bicycling, Bing (Search Engine), Bob Hope. "Bulldog" Bill Feingold; Monday through Friday from 6 AM to 9 AM on KNews 94.3 FM & 970 AM, Bermuda Dunes
C: Canadians, California, Cathedral City, casinos, celebrities, Chi Chi club, Cher, churches, cigar, William J. Clinton 42nd President of the USA,  Coachella, Coachella Valley, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival, coffee, condominiums, Bing Crosby
D: December, dentists, Desert Hot Springs, Desert Trip Festival, dine in Palm Springs, Dining at Melvyn's, doctors, Donald J. Trump, downtown Palm Springs, Dwight D. Eisenhower 34st President of the USA
E: eating, Elvis, enjoy Palm Springs, Dwight D. Eisenhower, equestrian, exercise
F: factory outlet stores, fauna, February, Bill Feingold Show, Gerald R. Ford, flights to and from Palm Springs, flora, Palm Springs Follies
G: gambling, gay, Gerald R. Ford 38th President of the USA, golf, golf tournaments, Google
H: Harry S. Truman, Melvyn Haber, healthy living,
Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the USA, hiking, history, homes, hospitals, hotels, horses
I: Indian Wells, Indio, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Coming soon is the book titled I Love Palm Springs! The Palm Springs Guru writes it.
J: java, jogging, John F. Kennedy 35th President of the USA, January, June, July
K: John F. Kennedy, KNews 94.3 FM & 970 AM
L: La Quinta, lesbian, library, lodging, Loretta Young
M: March, May, McCallum Theater, mosques, Marilyn Monroe, Melvyn’s, Modernism Week, motels, mountains, Palm Springs Museum, Palm Springs Air Museum, Mr. Palm Springs
N: newspapers, November
O: Barack H. Obama 44th and current President of the USA, October, opportunities for work and play in Palm Springs and the greater Palm Springs area
P: Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Palm Springs Guru, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs Guru, palm trees, parks, play in Palm Springs, politics, property
Q: quotes, quintessential Palm Springs
R: radio, Rancho Mirage, real estate, recreational vehicle (RV) parks, rentals, refresh in Palm Springs, rejuvenate in Palm Springs, resorts, restaurants, relax in Palm Springs, Ronald W. Regan 4oth President of the USA, running
S: September, shop in Palm Springs, snowbirds, spas, stay in Palm Springs, Sunnylands Center and Gardens, Suzanne Somers, swimming, synagogue
T: television, tennis, tennis tournaments, things to in Palm Springs, Tour de Palm Springs, townhouses, Tram Road Challenge, Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the USA, Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the USA
U: U.S. Presidents have visited, dined, stayed and played in Palm Springs;
Herbert Hoover, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Gerald R. Ford, Ronald W. Regan, William J. Clinton, Barack H. Obama
V: vacation, veterans, villas, visit Palm Springs, visitors’ bureau
W: walking, Palm Springs Walk of Stars, weather, Donald Wexler designed homes, work in Palm Springs, worship
X: Xavier Cugat, some people might think that Palm Springs is X-Rated; some people might think it is not. Look at our history and make your own decision. 
Y: Yahoo (Search Engine) You belong in Palm Springs the perfect place to visit, shop, dine, stay, work, play, relax, refresh, and rejuvenate. You will enjoy Palm Springs, California, Loretta Young
Z: Daryl Zanuck, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Zsa Zsa Gabor

The Palm Springs Guru says “I Love Palm Springs!” and I’m here to help you see some of that yourself. I want to give you the chance to learn more about this beautiful and exciting city.

All of this happens through the promotion of what tourists and your average visitor would want, such as businesses, financial development, entertainment, culture, and quite a bit more.

With this spread of information, you can learn why Palm Springs is the place to go for vacation, for relaxation and fun, for business, and for nearly anything else that you will want to do.  

Palm Springs offers incredible sights and experiences that you cannot find elsewhere.  The possibilities here are astounding.

Point of Contact: Palm Springs Guru
Twitter: @palmspringsguru

Purpose: Promote tourism, business, economic development, art, culture and entertainment in the Palm Springs, California area.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Google and Other Tech Giants Unite to Fight Wildlife Trafficking!

Google and the world's leading e-commerce, technology and social media companies are joining forces in a global effort to stop wildlife traffickers from trading endangered species, a wildlife protection organization said Thursday.
The first-ever Global Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online said it is bringing together companies worldwide in partnership with wildlife experts at World Wildlife Fund (WWF), TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in a bid to reduce wildlife trafficking online by 80 percent by 2020.

The Coalition said 21 tech firms from North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa will join forces with Google and WWF to render online platforms and apps inoperable for wildlife traffickers to trade endangered species.
Those companies pledged to develop and implement policies and solutions to help end wildlife trafficking online, it said.

The founding members of the Global Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online include China's e-commerce giant Alibaba, top search engine company Baidu, and Tencent, a leading Internet company based in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.

Joining Google as founding members of the Coalition are top U.S. tech giants, such as Facebook, Microsoft and Ebay.

"Bringing these industry giants together is the best shot at systematically closing the open web to wildlife traffickers," said Crawford Allan, senior director of wildlife crime & TRAFFIC at WWF.

Those firms are uniting to ensure an Internet where traffickers have nowhere left to turn, he said.

The annual value of wildlife crime globally is as much as 20 billion U.S. dollars, according to the United Nations (UN) Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

More than 20,000 African elephants are illegally killed each year for their tusks, and nearly three rhinos are poached each day in South Africa alone for their horns, said the Coalition.

"Google is proud to partner with WWF as a founding member of this Coalition, and to join other companies in working to protect endangered species from illegal wildlife trade online," said David Graff, senior director of Trust and Safety Global Product Policy at Google. 

The Palm Springs Guru wants to acknowledge these world-leading tech companies that are part of the anti-trafficking coalition: Alibaba, Baidu, Baixing, eBay, Etsy, Facebook, Google, Huaxia Collection, Instagram, Kuaishou, Mall for Africa, Microsoft, Pinterest, Qyer, Ruby Lane, Shengshi Collection, Tencent, Wen Wan Tian Xia, Zhongyikupai, Zhuanzhuan and 58 Group. Thank you for your commitment to fight wildlife trafficking.

The Palm Springs Guru says “Thank You.” To my friend KNEWS radio star Bill Feingold, for bringing this story to his listeners in Palm Springs and around the world.
Thank you too, Bill for posting this information on your Facebook page: 

Thank you to the source of this article: Xinhua    2018-03-09 20:36:43 and Editor: Lifang. 


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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving Day, a feast of information, shared by Palm Springs Guru

This article was written By: David J. Silverman
Thanksgiving Day, annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people. The American holiday is particularly rich in legend and symbolism, and the traditional fare of the Thanksgiving meal typically includes turkey, bread stuffing, potatoes, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. With respect to vehicular travel, the holiday is often the busiest of the year, as family members gather with one another.

Plymouth’s Thanksgiving began with a few colonists going out “fowling,” possibly for turkeys but more probably for the easier prey of geese and ducks, since they “in one day killed as much as…served the company almost a week.” Next, 90 or so Wampanoag made a surprise appearance at the settlement’s gate, doubtlessly unnerving the 50 or so colonists. Nevertheless, over the next few days the two groups socialized without incident. The Wampanoag contributed venison to the feast, which included the fowl and probably fish, eels, shellfish, stews, vegetables, and beer. Since Plymouth had few buildings and manufactured goods, most people ate outside while sitting on the ground or on barrels with plates on their laps. The men fired guns, ran races, and drank liquor, struggling to speak in broken English and Wampanoag. This was a rather disorderly affair, but it sealed a treaty between the two groups that lasted until King Philip’s War 

The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating “Thanksgivings,” days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought. The U.S. Continental Congress proclaimed a national Thanksgiving upon the enactment of the Constitution, for example. Yet, after 1798, the new U.S. Congress left Thanksgiving declarations to the states; some objected to the national government’s involvement in a religious observance, Southerners were slow to adopt a New England custom, and others took offense over the day’s being used to hold partisan speeches and parades. A national Thanksgiving Day seemed more like a lightning rod for controversy than a unifying force.

Thanksgiving Day did not become an official holiday until Northerners dominated the federal government. While sectional tensions prevailed in the mid-19th century, the editor of the popular magazine Godey’s Lady’s Book, Sarah Josepha Hale, campaigned for a national Thanksgiving Day to promote unity. She finally won the support of President Abraham Lincoln. On October 3, 1863, during the Civil War, Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26.

The holiday was annually proclaimed by every president thereafter, and the date chosen, with few exceptions, was the last Thursday in November. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, however, attempted to extend the Christmas shopping season, which generally begins with the Thanksgiving holiday, and to boost the economy by moving the date back a week, to the third week in November. But not all states complied, and, after a joint resolution of Congress in 1941, Roosevelt issued a proclamation in 1942 designating the fourth Thursday in November (which is not always the last Thursday) as Thanksgiving Day.

As the country became more urban and family members began to live farther apart, Thanksgiving became a time to gather together. The holiday moved away from its religious roots to allow immigrants of every background to participate in a common tradition. Thanksgiving Day football games, beginning with Yale versus Princeton in 1876, enabled fans to add some rowdiness to the holiday. In the late 1800s parades of costumed revelers became common. In 1920 Gimbel’s department store in Philadelphia staged a parade of about 50 people with Santa Claus at the rear of the procession. Since 1924 the annual Macy’s parade in New York City has continued the tradition, with huge balloons since 1927. The holiday associated with Pilgrims and Native Americans has come to symbolize intercultural peace, America’s opportunity for newcomers, and the sanctity of home and family.

Days of thanksgiving in Canada also originated in the colonial period, arising from the same European traditions, in gratitude for safe journeys, peace, and bountiful harvests. The earliest celebration was held in 1578, when an expedition led by Martin Frobisher held a ceremony in present-day Nunavut to give thanks for the safety of its fleet. In 1879 Parliament established a national Thanksgiving Day on November 6; the date has varied over the years. Since 1957 Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in October.

The Palm Springs Guru says “Thank you.” To author, David J. Silverman, an our friends at for this interesting and educational article.
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