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Recommended Reading for July 16, 2014

The World Cup hospitality head is arrested, Gerald Ford honored, and tips for menus at Indian summer weddings

Brazil Police Arrest Head of World Cup Hospitality Provider

Sports hospitality got a big black eye last week with the arrest of the head of the soccer world governing body's hospitality provider, accusing him of aiding scalpers:

Ray Whelan, a senior British executive with Fifa's ticket and hospitality partner Match, has been labelled a fugitive by Rio de Janeiro police after they turned up at his luxury hotel to re-arrest him over ticket touting allegations then claimed he had fled through a service exit. --The Guardian

Events Honor Anniversary of Gerald Ford's Birth

The late president Gerald R. Ford, who guided the U.S. after the tumult of Richard Nixon's resignation, was honored by his hometown—Grand Rapids, Mich.—on what would have been his 101st birthday:

Members of President Gerald Ford's family have joined a range of dignitaries and well-wishers for a series of events in Grand Rapids to commemorate the 101st anniversary of his birth. The Ford Presidential Foundation, Library and Museum are joining together for Monday's celebration. It included a wreath-laying ceremony at Ford's tomb, a ribbon-cutting that marks the opening of a new exhibit on aircraft carriers at the Ford museum, and a luncheon featuring a lecture by former Secretary of State James Baker.-- Daily Journal

How to Plan a Menu for Your Big Fat Indian Summer Wedding

Don’t forget the kebabs for the aunties, and milkshakes are a must. Here, tips for creating menus for Indian summer weddings, direct from India West:

The big fat Indian wedding is incomplete without a scrumptious meal. This is one element of wedding planning that needs a lot of attention. Not only does wedding food form a very large part of the wedding budget, but getting it right is critical to the success of the day. However, planning your menu, especially for a summer wedding, is not an easy task. India West


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