Sandvik helps encourage young people towards a mining career in Ontario Canada

first_imgMining activities proved to be among the star attractions at Skills Canada Ontario’s 21st annual technological skills competitions held in Waterloo recently.  The Ontario Mining Association and a number of member companies were a major part of the event, which attracted more than 30,000 students, teachers and parents.  The competition itself saw approximately 1,800 students compete in 63 contest events. One of the main attractions at RIM Park was a 50-t, C$1-million twin-boom jumbo drill, which was provided by Peter Larsen from Sandvik.  This impressive piece of underground mining equipment was a hit with students. Tanya Karns and Seline Lemieux from Sandvik helped visitors become more familiar with the high-tech machinery.  The mining area featured a simulator for operating the jumbo drill, which often had line-ups of people waiting to test their skills. There were also a number of skills activities correlated with the six mining career paths, which are featured in Skills Canada Ontario’s high school publication. On a special day dedicated to grade 7 and 8 students, six classes from schools in Toronto, Orangeville, Cambridge, Guelph, Mississauga and Kitchener gained a flavour of what it takes to succeed in several mining jobs. Those jobs were production miner, mine technologist, instrumentation and remote control technician, geological technician, environmental technician and health and safety technician.Working with Lesley Hymers from the OMA on these activities were representatives from several OMA member companies.  They included Aileen Pajunen and Roger Souckey from Hemlo Mines; Chris Bamberger from Vale; Mike Bartsch and Matthew De Los Santos from Windsor Salt, and; Don Rivera, Drew Dalgleish, Pat O’Connell and Matthias Van De Hoef from Compass Minerals (Sifto Salt). While the OMA was an active participant, it was also gaining recognition for its support of the goals of Skills Canada Ontario.  At the awards ceremony, the OMA presented several medals to winners and Peter McBride, OMA Manager of Communications, was presented with the Glenn Beatty Award.  This memorial award is given annually “to a volunteer who embodies dedication and passion for Skills Canada Ontario.”Skills Canada Ontario, which opened its doors in 1989, is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to promote careers in skilled trades and technologies as viable, first-choice employment options for young people in Ontario.  More than 600,000 students benefit from the programs and activities Skills Canada Ontario facilitates each year.  The organisation works through partnerships with industry, education, labour and government. The OMA is involved in an agreement with Skills Canada Ontario to support the work of liaison officers making presentations in schools, to contribute to the SKILLS WORK! book publication and to promote mining involvement and general awareness of the technological skills competitions.  The OMA is pleased to lend a hand to the work of this group in its efforts to let young people know the facts about exciting opportunities that exist in the skilled trades and technologies fields – and mining.  Thanks to all of those mentioned above and to their companies for their dedication and enthusiasm, which made the mining area one of the most popular spots to visit during the Skills Canada Ontario’s 21st annual technological skills competition and the national technological skills competition.last_img read more

Perfect Germany smash Austria without Gensheimer

Handball fans in Kassel has a chance to see perfect 60 minutes of the last test for German team before the World Championship 2017 start in Rouen. Bad Boys were a nightmare for Austrians 33:16 (17:11) providing a big dose of selfconfidence to all those who think that Germany can go far away in France.The only bad thing in perfect night is news about death of Uwe Gensheimer’s father. The PSG Handball left wing wasn’t in the roster, but he will be with the team in bus on Wednesday to France.Holger Glandorf played match, but Germany will be without him at the start of the tournament – with 15 players in total. Kai Hafner will be alone on right back position.Germany – Austria 33:16 (17:11)Germany: Heinevetter, Wolff; Lemke, Wiencek (2), Reichmann (4/2), Glandorf (3), Fäth (4), Groetzki (3), Häfner (2), Dahmke (2), Kühn (3), Ernst (2), Pieczkowski (2), Kohlbacher (4), Drux (2)Austria : Bauer, Aleksic; Herrmann, Bozovic (4), Frimmel (1/1), Klopcic, Bammer, Zeiner, Schopf, Jelinek (1), Breg, Schiffleitner, Bilyk (8), Wagner, Santos, Neuhold (1), Kirveliavicius ← Previous Story Russia with “5 of 5” travel to France 2017! Next Story → FRANCE 2017: Over 430.000 fans expected to attend matches France 2017france 2017 handballgermany handball read more

Bailout exit sees a rise in support for coalition partners

first_imgBOTH GOVERNMENT PARTIES have received a boost in support, according to a new poll printed today.The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll shows support for Fine Gael and Labour up by four and three per cent respectively.This weekend’s exit from the Troika bailout programme has seen support for the parties stabilise, with Fine Gael tightening their grip on their standing as the most supported party in the country, with 30 per cent support.Labout is up three per cent, but still falls short of ten per cent support, sitting at nine per cent.Fianna Fáil is unchanged on 22 per cent, while Sinn Féin, which has experienced a torrid month, is down two per cent.Support for independents and others is down five per cent to 18 per cent.Approval for how the coalition is running the country is up six per cent to 26 per cent.LeadersThe good news for Labour leader Eamon Gilmore doesn’t end there, however. His personal satisfaction rating is up four per cent to 19 per cent.The Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s support is now 33 per cent, up two per cent. Also up two per cent is Kenny’s Fianna Fáil adversary Micheál Martin, who now has a 29 per cent approval rating.Embattled Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has taken a two per cent hit in his approval rating, down to 27 per cent.Read: Cabinet meets this morning to consider economic strategy for the next seven yearsRead: ‘Give it another push Seán’: All smiles as Christmas tree lights go on at Leinster Houselast_img read more

Brad Maddox returns to the road for WWE this weekend

first_img Meghan Markle Harry und Meghan: Stars eilen zur Hilfe Pinterest WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Twitter Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles 7/27 NXT Live Results: Atlanta, GA (Two Championship matches, Karen Q injured) Videos Articles Black Panther Tops Poll For Audiences Pick For Best Picture Oscar Videos Articles Facebook Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Google+ Leigh Sales and Lisa Wilkinson deserve gold Logies. Prince Harry Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Trade hopes lift Wall Street Heres What To Expect (Spoilers) From WWEs Christmas Eve Episode of Raw Brad Maddox, who was last seen on WWE television at WrestleMania 30 taking part in the first ever Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal and later on TV in May, returned to the road for WWE last night at a live event in Milwaukee losing to Zack Ryder.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipHarry und Meghan: Stars eilen zur HilfeVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:43/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:39 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ellen Degeneres SPOILER: Former WWE Superstar returns at last night’s Impact TV tapings in Windsor Goldberg tweets he knocked himself out during match on Friday, WWE Superstar returnslast_img read more

ARC PLC Payments Underscore Function Necessity of Farm Safety Net

first_imgWASHINGTON (October 6, 2016) – The American Soybean Association (ASA) addressed the risk management programs authorized through the farm bill Wednesday following the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture of more than $7 billion in payments to farmers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs as a result of losses and market impacts in 2015. ASA President and Greenwood, Del., farmer Richard Wilkins pointed to the payments as a key function of the federal farm safety net.“Farm income is down more than 50 percent, this is exactly why we have a farm safety net,” Wilkins said. “We are in the second year of falling prices and while payments have increased, they are only a band-aid. Through our industry organizations like ASA, we need to redouble our efforts to improve market conditions so that farmers can return to profitability.”“ASA appreciates USDA moving quickly to make ARC and PLC payment for 2015 crops so quickly after the October 1 eligibility date,” continued Wilkins. “With prices for soybeans, corn and wheat down 40 percent since 2013, farmers need the income support provided under the 2014 farm bill.”ASA and other farm organizations have concerns about whether payments under the ARC county option would be equitable if county yields are different based on NASS versus RMA data in adjacent counties.  In announcing the 2015 payments, USDA indicates that average yields in 2014 and 2015 could even out past discrepancies in adjacent county yields.“ASA will look carefully at this information, and confirm with its 26 state and regional affiliates to determine if past differences have been reduced, or whether ASA should advocate corrective action in the next farm bill,” Wilkins noted.last_img read more

OBITUARY Donald E Peak 80

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Donald E. Peak, age 80, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2018, at the High Point Hospice House following a brief illness.Donald was born on April 15, 1938, in Somerville, MA; Donald was raised and educated in Somerville and a graduate of Somerville High School with the Class of 1956.Donald, enlisted in the United States Navy on June 1, 1962, at the U. S. Naval Air Station in South Weymouth, MA. Don served honorably for three years during the Vietnam War, he was released from active service in May of 1965 and was then transferred to the U. S. Naval Reserves in Bainbridge, Maryland. Don continued to serve the country with the Naval Reserves until March of 1967.Donald married his “sweetheart”, Diane Zinck on June 14, 1958; the couple just celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary this past June. Don and Diane moved to Wilmington in 1965 where they raised two wonderful children, Jennie and Doug. Don was a very devoted and loving husband, father and “Papa” to his grandchildren Connor and Sarah; he always looked forward to the times they spent together.Prior to retiring, Don, worked as a custodian for the Sudbury United Methodist Church in Sudbury, MA, where he also made many friends throughout the years.Donald is survived by his beloved wife Diane (Zinck) Peak, his daughter Jennie Pelletier & her husband Joseph of Chelmsford, his son Douglas Peak & his wife Karen of Woodbridge, VA, and his grandchildren Connor and Sarah. Son of the late Walter and Helen (Blood) Peak, dear brother of Elaine Mulno of California and brother of the late Richard Dick) Morrill and the late Robert (Bobby) Morrill. Don is further survived by several nieces and nephews as well as many friends.Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Sunday, October 14th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Donald’s Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 15th at 11:00 a.m. in the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452.Donald E. Peak(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Donald R. Donahue, 80In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Donald L. Mercier, 90In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Villagers stage protest over Pharma unit construction in

first_imgVillagers of Chintalapalem of Dondapadu mandal staged a protest over the Pharma unit proposal in Suryapet. They boycotted the public hearing organised by the State Pollution Control Board and vandalised the chairs and pulled down the tents at the venue. They alleged that underground water was polluted due to the chemical factories established around the village. “The whole area was already damaged,” said the villagers opposing the establishment of SGR Laboratories private limited. The villagers said that they will not tolerate any kind of proposal pertaining to factory establishment.last_img

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Monday August 8th

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National politics with political strategist Catalina Byrd, including thoughts on and excerpts from Donald Trump’s economic policy speech in Detroit. Plus, more reporting on the tragic death of Korryn Gaines, gunned down by Baltimore County police during a “standoff,” in her apartment. We’ll talk to Lisa Snowden McCray of Baltimore City Paper.
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11 Female Directors Who Followed Their Own Rules

first_img To change the face of your industry, your creative field is one thing. To do so when the system you’re working within isn’t built to accommodate you is another thing entirely. We take for granted the mountains that female filmmakers, be them writers, producers, directors, or actresses are made to climb. Frankly, we’d venture to say that any female filmmaker is a game-changer in that they manage not to be discouraged by the inherent biases of the film industry. That being said, there are definite standouts in the history of film, women who both subtly and not-so-subtly create massively influential works or blaze trails.  Kathryn BigelowYou can’t talk about game-changing female directors without mentioning Kathryn Bigelow. The acclaimed filmmaker was the first (and still the only) woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director for her 2009 military drama The Hurt Locker. Bigelow followed it up with the stunning Zero Dark Thirty, a haunting thriller starring Jessica Chastain chronicling the decade-long hunt for Osama Bin Laden. To be honest though, she’d probably warrant a spot on this list even without the Oscar. Before her timely films about America’s war on terror, Bigelow directed two of the most entertaining films of all time: the vampire western Near Dark and the Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze action masterpiece Point Break. Ava DuVernayAva DuVernay’s rise over the last few years has been meteoric. She began her career primarily working in documentary film and then hit mainstream narrative cinema with the killer one-two punch of Middle of Nowhere and Selma. DuVernay received the Directing Award for U.S Dramatic Film at Sundance for the former and the latter receiving critical acclaim and awards nominations. That alone makes DuVernay an all-time great, but more recently she became the first black female director to direct a movie with a budget of over $100 million, that film is A Wrinkle In Time. It’s a huge marker of progress, and we can’t wait to see where she goes next. Oh, and she was just announced as the New Gods director. We are all kind of excited for that too. Patty JenkinsPatty Jenkins is on this list for reasons that are truly the best of both worlds. Her film Monster earned Charlize Theron an Oscar for Best Actress, but it’s her work on Wonder Woman that launched her into the mainstream in a way that makes her impossible to ignore. Bringing one of the greatest superheroes of all time to cinemas for the first time is an accomplishment in and of itself, but Jenkins’ take on Diana isn’t just groundbreaking for existing to begin with. It’s also a tremendous film, everything you could want from a Wonder Woman movie. Now hard at work on the film’s sequel, we have a feeling we haven’t seen the last game-changing movie of Jenkins’ career. Karyn Kusama  If there’s a queen of modern horror cinema, it’s gotta be Karyn Kusama. Nearly a decade after cutting her teeth on the boxing drama Girlfight she gave audiences the triple-whammy of Jennifer’s Body (it’s better than you remember), The Invitation, and perhaps most significantly XX, a horror anthology film directed entirely by women. XX features stories directed by Kusama, Jovanka Vuckovic, Sofia Carillo, Roxanne Benjamin, and Annie Clark (better known by her musician stage name, St. Vincent). It’s the first-ever horror anthology to exclusively feature female directors. That’s a major accomplishment in the genre and that Kusama played a part in its inception shouldn’t be overlooked. Furthermore, her prior film The Invitation is among the most emotionally devastating scary movies in recent memory.Lexi AlexanderTony Stark may have kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Iron Man but later in 2008 moviegoers were treated to the rare Marvel Studios film that doesn’t connect to the MCU. That film is Punisher: War Zone, a hyperviolent action romp starring everyone’s favorite monstrous vigilante—a film that happens to be directed by Lexi Alexander. Alexander’s position as director isn’t simply significant due to her being the first woman to direct a movie under a Marvel banner but because she’s the first woman to direct a superhero movie starring a man. There’s a still-present misconception that progress means women directing movies starring female superheroes, and while that’s not incorrect, it’s just as big a marker of progress when a woman is given the opportunity to work on a male or nonbinary character. Ana Lily Amirpour When you basically create a new genre of cinema in your feature film debut, we think it’s safe to say you’ve changed the game. That’s very much the case with Ana Lily Amirpour, whose debut A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night has been described as an “Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western.” The film is spectacularly weird and singular in the best possible way, and Amirpour didn’t stop there. Her follow-up, The Bad Batch, similarly goes out of its way to defy genre classification, reading as a sort of take on Mad Max with a dose of ‘80s romance films. Whether it’s a queer spy thriller told with action figures or a western heist starring a band of demons, we can’t wait to see the next genre fusion Amirpour creates. Greta GerwigThere’s only been one female nominee for Best Director at the Oscars since Kathryn Bigelow’s win in 2010, and that nominee is Greta Gerwig. She received her nomination for her stunning directorial debut Lady Bird, a complex dramedy about the relationship between a mother and her rebellious teenage daughter. The film was released to universal acclaim and was, at least at one point, the single best-reviewed film on Rotten Tomatoes. We repeat, this is Gerwig’s first film as a director. That’s an astounding series of accomplishments for a directorial debut and we’re sure it won’t be the last time Gerwig works her magic. Mary HarronIn the hands of a male director, American Psycho could have come across as excruciatingly tone-deaf and self-indulgent. It took a director like Mary Harron to make it into what it is. Harron is a magnificently talented filmmaker as it is, but the acclaimed horror classic works as well as it does largely because it’s not directed by a man. Through Harron’s lens, it becomes a scathing critique of that special Wall Street strain of toxic masculinity. Horror is a genre that frequently spotlights women (albeit mostly onscreen) and deals with gender-specific issues, but until then we rarely saw it used as a genre through which a filmmaker explored the problematic aspects of masculinity. Harron’s filmography is littered with good movies but American Psycho is the one that stands out as transcendent. Lynne RamsayIt’s tough to think of a word to describe the films of Lynne Ramsay other than brutal. She makes brutal, relentless movies. We mean that in a good way, we swear. Her recent You Were Never Really Here is a bleak, dark vigilante thriller with an incredible performance by Joaquin Phoenix. However, it’s We Need to Talk About Kevin that stands as the finest hour of her career as a director. The film, which traces the frayed relationship between a mother and her son (who becomes a mass murderer) is unrelentingly frightening, not by merit of fancy jump scares but simply the stark, penetrating emotion the film possesses. It stars Ezra Miller and Tilda Swinton, both of whom Ramsay directs to career-best performances. Ramsay makes the kind of movies that shake you to your core and merit intent studying — if you can bring yourself to watch them a second time. Dee Rees  Dee Rees made waves this year with her Netflix film Mudbound but it’s far from the first time she’s made a major impression as a filmmaker to be watched and respected. 2011’s Pariah is a semi-autobiographical film about a young black woman coming to terms with her queerness. Rees, being a queer black woman herself, tells the story with relentless heart and passion. Mudbound received even greater acclaim, netting Rees an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and acting nominations for some of its stars. She’s also done work on Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, allowing her to experiment with science fiction for the first time in her filmography. Rees’s voice is a unique one and while she’s a singular talent, we definitely want more voices like hers in cinema in the near future. Barbra StreisandWe can’t talk about game-changing female directors without showing some love to Barbra Streisand. With her film Yentil, Streisand became the first woman to write, direct, produce, and star in a major studio film. It was an unrivaled accomplishment at the time and while we’re glad it’s becoming more of the norm a tremendous deal of respect is due to Streisand for blazing that trail. What’s more, the film scored Streisand a Golden Globe for Best Director, making her the first (and only, to date) woman to win that award. Streisand is a legend onscreen without a doubt, but her accomplishments behind the camera are just as (if not more) significant. 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Gold and Electricity Keep This Ski Jacket From Getting Gross When You

first_imgStay on target Images of Historic Nebraska Flooding From Space Show Stunning DetailIncredible Images of Historic ‘Bomb Cyclone’ That Blasted Central US Finding the perfect winter workout gear isn’t easy. Manufacturers are constantly tinkering to find the right balance of warmth, breathability, and water resistance. And you certainly don’t want sweat getting trapped inside.A team of researchers in Switzerland has been wrestling with this particular problem for quite some time. Now, they may have a solution. It’s an electrified jacket that’s lined with gold.There are plenty of electric jackets out there — toolmaker Milwaukee, for example, makes one for example — but they’re primarily designed to keep the wearer extra-toasty. What the team at Empa has created is a jacket that runs a small electrical current through a membrane to draw moisture away from the wearer’s skin. They call their system Hyro_Bot.AdChoices广告As you may have guessed, the membrane is where the gold is put to use. The material is covered in “microbumps” that help transport moisture from one side of the material to the other when a charge (just 1.5V)  is applied.Managing director Joacim Holter (the gentleman you see at the top blasting his way through the powder) helped test the jacket, and he was impressed with the results. “The effect was much greater than I dared to dream of,” he said, adding “I did sweat without feeling wet.”Here’s what his midlayer looked like after a 10k ski while wearing the Hydro_Bot jacket:It’s easy to see the areas where the Hydro_Bot jacket’s membrane has done its thing. Holter’s shirt is still quite sweaty, but a substantial area is bone dry.You’ll be able to buy one of these amazing jackets soon enough. The plan is to have them ready for the 2018-19 ski season via a partnership with Kjus. If you don’t recognize the brand, you might know its founder — Lasse Kjus, the Norwegian Olympic Champion and two-time World Cup champion skier.Hydro_Bot jackets won’t come cheap — some of the company’s current offerings sell for north of $1500, and this thing has gold in it (realistically .2grams shouldn’t impact the price all that much). Still, if you’re looking for the ultimate in moisture wicking outerwear you may want to start saving your pennies.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Iconic instrumentalists and Rajasthani musicians to share the stage

first_imgWhen connoisseurs of music travel for a 5 day long sojourn to satiate their thirst for world class roots music and descend on a rather laid back town in Rajasthan, it could only be for Jodhpur RIFF.  Begun with the idea of helping promote the talent of Rajasthani musicians and vocalists and providing them the stature and confidence to collaborate and share a common platform with International Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’artistes par-excellence, the Festival has grown to become a “must-attend” event for music aficionados, not only from India but from across the world.This year’s edition of Jodhpur RIFF  which runs from October 23 to 27 is a unique experience for music lovers from across the world, attracting thousands to its excellent, spell-binding artists from Rajasthan and abroad. Early bird booking discount of 25 per cent available online from September 8  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflixto 3 October.Announcing the 2015 edition of Jodhpur RIFF, HH Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Jodhpur-Marwar and Patron of the Festival said, “As we step into our 9th year, we are happy to note that Jodhpur RIFF continues to be recognised as the best place to experience a heady mix of rustic Rajasthani riffs, contemporary arrangements and global rhythms. The festival remains fresh every year. Our Rajasthani artists are also increasingly visible in India and abroad, in both niche and mainstream music forums which has a direct bearing on their livelihood. They are slowly, but surely, being accorded the respect and position they deserve in our popular imagination. Jodhpur RIFF’s pioneering effort is beginning to show results.”The blue city will come alive on the evening of October 23 with foot tapping music.last_img read more

Where the Stars Would Play – 5 Iconic and Historic Hollywood Establishments

first_imgLos Angeles, the City of Angels, home to Hollywood, the biggest giant of the entertainment industry — is a place full of glamour and fun without end. The city has a vast array of landmarks and buildings worth visiting, even though it is a new city on a greater historical scale.Although bars seem not to be the places where one would search for history, some Hollywood bars are nothing short of historical monuments. Besides being used for fun, they are the birthplaces of many novels, stars and scripts. Bar MarmontChateau Marmont. Photo by Mark Fugarino CC BY 2.0Bar Marmont is a part of Chateau Marmont, a hotel built by the famous William Douglas Lee and opened in 1929. It is a place where literary giants such as F. Scott Fitzgerald stayed; where many Hollywood couples had their affairs in the elevators and hallways; and where the whole of Led Zeppelin drove through the lobby on their motorcycles.William Douglas Lee. Photo by Family member of William Douglas Lee CC BY-SA 4.0There is a story that James Dean jumped out of the window to enhance his audition piece for Rebel Without a Cause. He was not the only one to fly from the window, Jim Morrison also either jumped or fell from his balcony on the third floor and survived, using up his “eighth life.”Chateau Marmont, Hollywood. Photo by Tony Hisgett CC BY 2.0Most importantly, the hotel and the bar have a politics of silence, never disclosing the mischievous behavior of their guests. That is why Harry Cohn advised William Holden and Glenn Ford: “If you must get into trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont,” as the Smithsonian reports.Musso and FrankExterior of Musso & Frank GrillMusso and Frank, opened in 1919, was a place where giants such Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin would lounge on the cozy leather banquettes or stand at the long mahogany bar. The bar is famous as the place where the first pay phone in Hollywood was installed, but most importantly for its martini’s.The guests are attended by waiters dressed in red jackets and black bow-ties, exactly the way they were when famous Hollywood luminaries would hang around. Manny, a bartender working there since 1989, makes the classic martini, believed to be the best in the world.The Polo LoungeBartender at Polo Lounge. Photo by Lumal CC BY-SA 3.0The Polo Lounge is a part of the Beverly Hills Hotel that was built in 1912, preceding the actual city. From then on it was a crucial part of its soul. The place still retains its Hollywood mystique of yesteryear and is famous for its original cocktails.The Rat Pack with Jack Entratter at the Sands, 1960.The Rat Pack were regulars at The Polo Lounge, while John Lennon was also a regular seeking a quiet place for him and his lover Yoko Ono.Tom Bergin’sTom Bergin’s Tavern in Los Angeles, California, looking north on Fairfax Avenue.Tom Bergin’s was opened in 1936 on Wilshire Boulevard under the name of Horseshoe Tavern & Thoroughbred Club. It is famous for its Irish Coffee and its walls are clad with shamrocks bearing the name of famous visitors, including John Wayne, Julia Roberts and Ronald Reagan.Tom Bergin’s. Photo by Cbl62 CC BY SA 3.0Interestingly, it is believed that Tom Bergin, the founder of the bar, still haunts it and that the employees can hear him calling their name.Many have also said they can smell cigarette smoke beside his barstool long after smoking was banned in L.A. The bar later moved to the location at Fairfax with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art standing on its old plot.Frolic RoomThe Frolic Room, with its insinuating name, opened on Hollywood Boulevard as a speakeasy in 1930 with prohibition still in place. In 1934 it exited the shadows and became legal. From 1949, when Howard Hughes bought the Pantages Theater, until 1954, the Oscars after-party was regularly thrown in the Frolic Room. Its walls bear the history of many happy moments for the famous, and Sinatra and Judy Garland were the regular guests.Read another story from us: Glitz, Glamour and Debauchery – Inside the Legendary Chateau MarmontHowever, there is one sinister fact connected to the bar and that is the fact that Elizabeth Short, or Black Dahlia, was seen in the bar for the last time before her brutal demise.last_img read more

In Sochi People Are Using Matchmaking App Tinder Like Crazy

first_img 2 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. February 14, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img Register Now » It looks like matchmaking app Tinder is having a great Valentine’s Day this year, all thanks to the Olympics. CEO Sean Rad told The Wall Street Journal that Tinder has seen a 400 percent increase in new users since the Winter Games began on Friday.  Related: Dating App Tinder Heads to ChinaThe service is available in 24 different languages, making it fairly ideal for Sochi’s high-density Olympic Village, which is currently playing host to athletes and coaches from 88 nations, and volunteers and spectators from all over the world. Tinder reports that 500 million profile ratings are made each day and some 600 million matches were made in 2013. The app takes information from Facebook to connect users with friends and proximity in common. If both people swipe to the right on their mobile devices, Tinder allows them to video chat.Related: 4 Hot Tech Startups to Watch in 2014While the company doesn’t have a way of knowing eaxctly what percentage of the new users are athletes, competitors like gold medal winner Jamie Anderson, a Team USA snowboarder and the trio of American skiers who swept the slopestyle competition, Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper, all owned up to using the app.Tinder was launched in 2012, and is owned by IAC/InterActiveCorp, the same company that also owns other online dating platforms like Match.com, OkCupid and the European MeeticGroup.Related: Mushy Marketing Ploy: Pizza Hut Joins OKCupidlast_img read more

Getting a Windows Product Key on the cheap

first_imgGetting a Windows Product Key on the cheap by Martin Brinkmann on September 03, 2016 in Windows – 71 commentsIf you want to buy a copy of Windows 10 directly from Microsoft, you pay $119.99 for Home and $199.99 for Pro on Microsoft’s Store. If you want to buy a copy of a previous version of Windows, you are out of luck as Microsoft does not offer those for sale anymore.Retailers like Amazon may offer discounts, and OEM versions on top of that, but you will still spend a considerable sum to grab a license. There you may get copies of previous versions of Windows as well.While you can pay $100 or more for a Windows 7 Pro product key, or a bit less if you pick a system builder edition instead, you’d still pay quite a bit of money for the operating system itself.If you point your web browser to the online marketplace eBay however, you may notice that you can grab product keys for less than $20.Getting a Windows Product Key on the cheapOffers make the following claims usually:The product key is genuine, it has never been used before.Activation is for life.Updates work.Licenses come from third-party Microsoft resellers (which usually means OEM / system builder versions).I decided to make a couple of test purchases to verify the claims. First of all, the purchase experience itself was excellent for all purchases that I made (1 Windows 10 Pro, 1 Windows 8 Pro, 1 Windows 7 Pro, 1 Windows 10 Enterprise).Most keys were sent to me less than an hour after I made the payment, one arrived less than 2 minutes after I hit the payment button.You get the product key only in these purchases. Depending on jurisdiction, merchants state explicitly that they don’t sell operating system licenses but only product keys.Most merchants provide you with links to Microsoft servers where the operating system can be downloaded from.The product keys activated just fine — I have not tried Enterprise yet — and the operating systems ran fine for the past couple of weeks without any issues.Activation worked locally without having to contact Microsoft activation support to get the key to activate.While that is the case, there is no way of confirming right now if the OS will remain activated over the course of the next ten years or so. There is a bit of risk involved, as you cannot verify the source of the license.A couple of observations:You may buy product keys of previous Windows versions on marketplaces like eBay.The going rate is between $10 and $15 for a product key.Apart from the usual Home and Pro editions, Enterprise editions are also offered for about the same price as Pro editions.It is important to verify the seller on the marketplace before making purchases. While that is no guarantee that the keys won’t be revoked at a later point in time, it makes it less likely however that this will be the case.Closing WordsThere is some risk involved in purchasing product keys on eBay and other marketplaces, as you may end up with a deactivated key after a period of time.You get the product key on the cheap on the other hand, and get keys for operating systems that Microsoft does not sell anymore, or does not sell to non-business customers.Now You: Would you buy a product key no eBay (or have you)?SummaryArticle NameGetting a Windows Product Key on the cheapDescriptionYou may purchase Windows product keys on eBay for a fraction of the cost, and may purchase product keys for previous versions as well.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Economy hurts Deutsche Post DHL freight business

first_imgFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Mail, express delivery and freight company Deutsche Post DHL saw its profits dip in the first quarter as the weak global economy saw companies ship fewer goods by air and after a large one-time gain in the year-ago quarter.Deutsche Post DHL made a net profit of 498 million euros ($647 million) in the first three months of the year, 5.9 percent lower than the year-ago equivalent of 529 million euros. 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories Deutsche Post DHL, which has 473,000 employees in 220 countries and territories, emerged from the former government post office through privatization, and remains Germany’s domestic mail carrier. The German government owns a 24.9 percent stake through its KfW bank.The company maintained its full-year forecast for as much as 2.95 billion euros in earnings before interest and taxes.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement How men can have a healthy 2019 Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Comments   Share   The year-earlier figure included a one-time gain of 186 million euros from the sale of a stake in Postbank to Deutsche Bank. If the Postbank gain were excluded, net profit would have risen 45 percent. Revenues rose 0.6 percent to 13.44 billion euros.The company’s shares rose 3.3 percent to 19.44 euros in midday trading in Europe.“Even though we have yet to feel any sort of economic tailwind, we were able to get off to a solid start in the new year,” CEO Frank Appel said in a statement. He said the results “demonstrated once again just how robust our business model is.”Deutsche Post DHL, which operates an air freight hub in Cincinnati, Ohio, said its freight business saw slower demand in “a strained macroeconomic environment” that includes a stagnant European economy.Air freight revenue fell 8.2 percent to 1.2 billion euros, with a particularly strong decline in the technology and manufacturing sectors. Still, operating earnings for the freight division showed a 1 percent increase due to strict cost management.Its express delivery division saw operating earnings rise almost 10 percent to 254 million euros.At the mail division, which is focused on its home base in Germany, revenues rose for its package delivery business. It cited “booming” e-commerce, in which people have goods delivered from online retailers. That helped offset fewer working days in the quarter due to the early Easter holiday weekend.last_img read more

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first_imgFebruary 01 , 2019 You might also be interested in ‘Cooperation, communication and education’ key … The Netherlands has proposed a solution that could avoid potential delays and disruptions to produce exports to the U.K. if it leaves the European Union (EU) without a deal in place with the economic blocThe country currently ships around US$1.4 billion of fruit and vegetables to the U.K. annually – equivalent to 50,000 trucks crossing the channel every year, the BBC reported. Currently, British supermarkets can place an order with a Dutch company and have the produce on their shelves within 24 hours, but a no-deal Brexit could result in delays of several days while it is inspected and goes through customs.While the U.K.’s customs authority HMRC says it has “well-developed plans” for a functioning system from day one, fruit and vegetables are the Dutch exports most vulnerable to disruption.”The nightmare is our tomatoes and cucumbers rotting at the border,” Gert Mulder, director of GroentenFruit Huis, the national fruit and vegetable growers’ body, was quoted as saying. “British supermarkets have stock for around three days. They don’t have any storage capacity. So it would have to be built. But there isn’t time. The orders have already been placed. The plants are already growing.”Of course we read about the British who are stockpiling food. If the supply chain fails the shelves will be empty. It is our job as producers to find a solution.”According to the BBC, the Dutch have come with an idea designed to fast-track perishable products, called “green lanes”.This would involve a digital pre-clearance system to allow customs checks to be conducted before the trucks arrive at the ports. All information, including certificates, would also be uploaded to a database.U.K. customs officials would check lorry cargoes remotely before they even disembarked from the ferries, and vehicles approved in advance would be given a special “green lane” to avoid any customs queues.For more on this story, click here. LPS19: Despite challenges, Britain and Holland’s f … Shipping companies drop British flag to avoid Brex … last_img read more

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