Cheniere Petronas Ink 20Year LNG Purchase Deal

first_imgzoomImage by WMN Cheniere Energy Partners has entered into a liquefied natural gas (LNG) sale and purchase agreement with Petronas LNG, a unit of Malaysian state-owned oil and gas company, Petronas.Under the agreement, Petronas LNG would purchase around 1.1 million tonnes LNG per annum from Cheniere’s subsidiary Sabine Pass Liquefaction on a free on board basis.The deal is for a term of 20 years following the date of first commercial delivery for the sixth natural gas liquefaction train at the Sabine Pass liquefaction project.“This 20-year agreement with Sabine Pass Liquefaction continues our momentum on Train 6, where early engineering, procurement, and site preparation activities have recently commenced ahead of a final investment decision. We expect this SPA to support our continued progress toward a final investment decision in 2019,” Jack Fusco, Chairman, President and CEO of Cheniere Partners, said.The SPA is subject to certain conditions precedent, including but not limited to Sabine Pass Liquefaction making a final investment decision to construct Train 6 of the SPL Project.last_img read more

Is your vehicle ready for winter

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – Even though it may be unseasonably mild lately, it’s never too early to think about winter vehicle and road safety.Staff from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Commerical Vehicle Saftey and Enforcement, RCMP, ICBC, Caribou Road Services and the Taylor Fire Department were all on hand for the Shift Into Winter event on Tuesday at the South Taylor Hill.“We are promoting awareness around shift into winter.  What we are trying to do is to advise the motoring public on just being aware of their own personal safety when they’re driving. Is your vehicle ready for the winter season?”, said Gerri Goulet, Manager of Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement. Goulet adds, “We are also trying to promote snowplow safety, so the dos and don’ts of when your driving around a snowplow in the upcoming winter season”.The shift into winter event provided a free inspection of winter tires, antifreeze levels and windshield washer fluid levels.Participants were also given a free bottle of windshield washer fluid and an ice scraper.To make sure you and your vehicle are ready for winter, you can visit https://www.icbc.com/road-safety/driving-tips/pages/default.aspxlast_img read more

DR Congo 3500 exmilitia members in volatile district agree to disarm

21 August 2007Another 3,500 ex-militia members from one of the most volatile corners of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have agreed to disarm, demobilize and try to reintegrate into the community, the United Nations peacekeeping mission to the vast African country has reported. The mission, known as MONUC, reported that three armed groups in Ituri district in the DRC’s far northeast provided lists of combatants by last Friday’s deadline to join the third phase of the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programme, which is run by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).The militias involved are the Mouvement Revolutionnaire Congolais (MRC), the Front de Résistance Patriotique de l’Ituri (FRPI) and the Front des Nationalistes et Intégrationnistes (FNI).Under the programme, the ex-militia members will be registered, asked to hand over their arms and then given assistance to reintegrate into either civilian life or the national armed forces. UNDP expects about 70 per cent of the former combatants will choose civilian life, while 30 per cent will retrain for the new integrated brigades of the armed forces.Combatants rejoining civilian life will receive $110 to help with transport costs and an entry card into the community reconstruction service, which will allow them to work on manual labour projects such as the rehabilitation of roads, schools and sanitary systems for $2 a day for up to 90 days. If they want to set up their own business, they will be given access to microfinance through local non-governmental organizations (NGOs).Former militia members wanting to enter the integrated armed forces will be transported to the city of Kisangani for training before they can enter the brigades.Last week the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in the DRC – and MONUC chief – William Lacy Swing travelled with the mission’s force commander Gen. Babacar Gaye to the town of Bunia in Ituri for a two-day visit to evaluate the progress of the DDR programme.During his visit Mr. Swing stressed the need for participants to adhere strictly to the timetable of the DDR programme so that it can continue through all of its phases.He also emphasized the importance of the “one man, one weapon” concept, which is a requirement of the DDR programme’s third phase.“There are issues relating to registered troops who present themselves for DDR but do not have weapons, and others who come with a weapon but are not registered for the programme,” Mr. Swing said. read more

Austin bombing suspect dies after detonating explosive in vehicle

A suspect in a series of bombing attacks in Austin, Texas has died, according to police. At a news conference Wednesday morning, the Austin Police Department said the suspect detonated an explosive device in his vehicle as authorities closed in. Police say officers tracked the suspect’s car to a hotel in Round Rock, TX, north of Austin. As police waited on tactical units, the vehicle left the hotel. Officers pursued the vehicle and the driver eventually pulled over. “As members of the Austin Police Department SWAT Team approached the vehicle the suspect detonated a bomb inside the vehicle,” said a spokesperson with the Austin Police Department. Police say an officer fired his weapon at the suspect after a member of the SWAT team was knocked down by the blast.OIS https://t.co/cSvgqOv9nW— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 21, 2018Investigators have been searching for a suspected serial bomber since March 2 after an explosion killed a 39-year-old man. A 17-year-old boy was also killed in a blast on March 12. Two women were injured in a separate explosion on the same day. On Sunday, a 22-year-old man and 23-year-old man were injured in an explosion triggered by a tripwire. The most recent incident happened Tuesday at a FedEx distribution centre. A worker was treated and released after reporting ringing in her ears.Police have not yet released the identity of the suspect. The suspected serial bomber detonated a bomb in his car and killed himself. Police can’t name him yet because he has not been positively identified by medical examiner. @morninglive— Kelly Botelho (@botelhok) March 21, 2018 read more

Stunning images of Japan 100 years ago

first_img Silicon Valley held a secret fundraiser for Trump Data analytics company Splunk officially enters the venture capital game with $150 million Splunk Ventures and a dedicated Social Impact Fund (SPLK) Facebook is launching a $149 camera that sits next to your TV and lets you video chat with your WhatsApp and Messenger friends (FB) TRAVEL BACK TO Japan at the turn of the century with these beautiful, hand-coloured photographs taken by well-known Japanese photographer T. Enami.Enami, whose real name was Nobukuni Enami, opened his photography studio in Yokohama in April 1892. Most of these photos were taken sometime between 1898 and 1917, though Enami created amazing photographs and 3-D stereoviews of Japan’s people and countryside until his death in 1929.Photo researcher Rob Oechsle, an expert on Japanese photography who has lived in Okinawa for three decades, gave us permission to use scans of Enami’s century-old images. Check out the rest of his images here on Flickr. The 25 highest-paying companies in 2019 last_img read more

SpaceX Launches Dragon Rocket

first_imgCalifornia-based Space Explorations Technology (SpaceX) launched a test run of its Dragon capsule this morning. The first-ever privately owned space craft lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 10:45 ET. The capsule will separate from the company’s Falcon 9 rocket. Once out of the atmosphere, it will orbit Earth and transmit signals.The Dragon will only orbit for a few hours, after which it drop down into the Pacific. The next step in the plans–should today’s launch prove successful–involves a five day mission, with the Dragon capsule getting within six miles of the International Space Station.In the future, the ship may be used to supply the International Space Station, once NASA retires its fleet.The launch was initially scheduled for 9:00, but was pushed back for unknown reasons.last_img read more

Twitter will let you subscribe to conversations youre interested in

first_img 0 Twitter is testing “Subscribe to conversation” so you can get notified over a conversation without liking or replying 🍿 pic.twitter.com/6hpSQcMJZD— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 15, 2019 7 Rylo $6 at Tidal Now playing: Watch this: Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $60 at Best Buy Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Sarah Tew/CNET Apple iPhone XS Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Share your voice JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Mobile,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Twitter responded to Wong’s tweet, saying the feature is “part of our work to make Twitter more conversational.” Tags $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See at Turo Share your voice Sprint See it $155 at Google Express See at Amazon Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Sarah Tew/CNET $59 at eBay See It Boost Mobile This is part of our work to make Twitter more conversational 🛠💬 https://t.co/jB4PWv3A04— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) March 15, 2019 The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. The company said it’s developing the feature internally and isn’t currently testing it publicly. Earlier this week, Twitter launched a prototype app called “twttr” that lets certain users test new features and provide feedback. The social network has said it’s aiming to make conversations easier to find and follow. It’s been exploring ideas such as adding color to and creating a new design for replies so conversations appear more “chat-like.” DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Angela Lang/CNETcenter_img Sarah Tew/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview $999 Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Chris Monroe/CNET The Cheapskate Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $299 at Amazon Read the Rylo camera preview Sarah Tew/CNET An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Read Google Home Hub review Read the AirPods review Turo Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $999 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $999 2:57 See It $210 at Best Buy Post a comment Twitter CEO and NBA head talk latest tech partnership SOPA Images / Getty Images Twitter is working on a feature that’ll let you subscribe to conversations on its platform.Users will be able to indicate they want notifications about new tweets without joining a conversation, tipster Jane Manchun Wong tweeted on Friday. An accompanying screenshot shows that users can subscribe by clicking on a bell in the upper right-hand corner of a tweet.  “Twitter is testing ‘Subscribe to conversation’ so you can get notified over a conversation without liking or replying,” Wong’s tweet reads. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Comments $999 $520 at HP CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Best Buy Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Tags Amazonlast_img read more

Southeast weather exceedingly beautiful and very unusual

first_imgBoats lined up in Harris Harbor on a sunny, clear day Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 in downtown Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau)The weather has been beautiful in Southeast Alaska for two weeks straight.That is very unusual. September and October are normally the rainiest months in the region.Brian Brettschneider is a climatologist in Anchorage who closely tracks Alaska climate data and trends. Alaska’s Energy Desk is checking in with him regularly as part of the segment, Ask A Climatologist.Brettschneider says the two week stretch of sunny weather has been remarkable.Listen Now Transcript:Brian: This is the wettest time of year for almost every place in Southeast and it has just been bone dry and quite sunny since about September 28th.Annie: And give us an example. Pick one of those weather stations.Brian: Well, in places like Yakutat and Juneau there’s been no precipitation since September 28th or 29th. And for Yakutat, they should have had 11.5 inches of rain; for Juneau they should have had about four inches of rain during that time period. And neither of those places have ever been completely dry for this time of year before.Annie: Are we looking at any records here?A Kayaker on Sitka Sound, Sunday, Oct. 9th, 2016 (Photo by Emily Russell, KCAW – Sitka)Brian: Well, a lot of times records are kept over a month long period, so it’s too early to say if we’re going to have the record driest October, but for most major stations in Southeast it has been the least rainy period, for say- half a month, during this time of year. Definitely a historic dry spell.Annie: What might be causing the long dry spell?Brian: There’s been a high pressure system that’s really been anchored over the eastern half of the state extending down all the way into Southeast. And that prevents any storms from moving in. It’s unusual to have it be so strong and so stable in one spot this time of year. So that’s really led to the record dry spell.Annie: So can we make any predictions based on that, on what this winter will be like down there?Brian: It’s really hard to say. We count on these storms to churn up the water and dissipate heat in the Gulf of Alaska and so without these storms it may take longer for that heat to be dissipated which would possibly lead to warmer temperatures. But that could change in a hurry so we just need to keep an eye on that.last_img read more

Shawn Mendes has a surprising reaction when asked about dating Camila Cabello

first_imgShawn Mendes talked about the constant need to prove that he is not gayInstagram/shawnmendesShawn Mendes and Camila Cabello went public with their relationship when they were spotted making out at an eatery recently. But it looks like Shawn Mendes isn’t exactly comfortable admitting to the fact that he is indeed dating Camila.Reportedly, Shawn Mendes had a question and answer session with fans in Dallas, and when one fan asked him the status of his relationship with rumored love Camila Cabello, he had a surprising reaction.Shawn was apparently quite embarrassed about answering the question. “I wanted to say, I’m pretty sure we all know the answer, but what’s going on with you and Camila?” a fan asked followed by a gasp and cheers from the other fans in the room. Shawn immediately blushed and couldn’t help but have a huge smile on his face as he tried to dodge the question and move on.  Camila Cabello’s Instagram postInstagramThe reaction may seem sweet, but since Shawn did not have a problem with PDA, why is he hesitant to officially admit that he is dating Camila Cabello? Is he embarrassed? We don’t think so. But Shawn sure seems to be shy talking to fans about his relationship status.It is known that Shawn and Camila have been friends for a while now, but they started appearing to be more soon after the release of their duet “Señorita.” The pair was spotted in public making out for all to see, the sightings came after it was revealed that Camila had broken up with her longtime boyfriend Matthew Hussey. We have to say that they do make an adorable couple. You can check out the video here: “What’s going on with you and Camila?” okay this is embarrassing ? #ShawnMendesTheTourDallas pic.twitter.com/Fz5bklkSF9— SM Updates (@MendesNotified) July 22, 2019last_img read more

Delhi to host dialogue on geopolitics

first_imgThe fourth Raisina Dialogue highlighting geopolitics, geo-economics will be held in Delhi in January. Photo: UNBIndia on Friday announced the fourth edition of the Raisina Dialogue will be held in New Delhi between 8 and 10 January next year.This is India’s flagship conference which highlights geopolitics and geo-economics.Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in collaboration with the external affairs ministry of India will host the dialogue, reports UNB.The Raisina Dialogue is designed around multiple formats, including a ‘Young Fellows’ programme, ministerial sessions, plenaries, debates and roundtables, said an official announcement.The 2018 iteration of the Raisina Dialogue covered over 60 different themes, and attracted nearly 600 speakers and delegates from 86 countries.It was jointly inaugurated by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.The dialogue hosted high-level delegations from several countries including Australia, Russia, US, Singapore, Indonesia, Iran, France, Sweden, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Japan and Poland.In addition to Indian ministers, secretaries and chiefs of army, navy and air force, key international speakers including Bangladesh’s foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali attended it.last_img read more

Kid from Flight of the Navigator has robbed a bank

first_imgLooks like Joey Cramer is in trouble with the law. Again. The child actor, now 42, was arrested on May 1st after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police linked him to a small town bank robbery in British Colombia.It happened in Sechelt, a coastal town of just 8,000 people. According to reports, the suspect demanded the money and then fled on foot. Oh, and he was also rockin a pretty lame disguise. Cramer was seen on surveillance footage wearing sunglasses, a bandanna, and a shoulder-length wig. Most people probably just confused him for an American on his way to a Bon Jovi concert.But that didn’t fool the good old RCMP. They know the difference between Clark Kent and Superman, or in this case, a down and out former child hood star and the local con artist. See, this wasn’t Joey Cramer’s first run-in with the law.Joe Cramer mug shot from previous arrestJoe Cramer was a wanted man back in 2011. Under his many given birth names, Deleriyes August Joe Fisher Cramer, he wrote a series of fake checks and had seven warrants out for that and other fraud-related crimes. I mean, he bullshitted his was through outer space, no wonder he thought he could con his way into some fast cash.One could argue this is a product of Hollywood, but living out in Hollywood you meet more than your fair share of normal, non-criminally minded and not-drug addled former child actors. These are just the ones that end up in the news.After 1987, there wasn’t much left of Hollywood for little Joey C. To save you the IMDB search, his first role was when he was just 9-years-old as Bobby Ramsay in the Michael Crichton/Tom Selleck sci-fi thriller Runaway. He had two minor parts until landing his big role as David Freeman, the child taken out of his time in Flight of the Navigator. Of course, it’s only an eight year time skip, but for a 12-year-old kid, that’s a lot to have missed!Cramer only had two credited roles after that, and didn’t appear in film again until ten years later as an uncredited extra in the progressive (for it’s time) film It’s My Party. And that’s according to his IMDB page, and whoever maintains that.After what we can only assume was returning to life as a normal kid, Joey apparently took a job at a sporting goods store in British Colombia, and the rest is in the records of the legal system.Cramer’s first appearance in court for the bank robbery was today, May 4th, 2016.last_img read more

The 5 Craziest Stories from the Prohibition Era

first_imgProhibition represented one of the wildest periods of American history. The making, sale and movement of alcohol was outlawed in the United States in 1920, following pressure from the country’s moral and political champions. They were unusual times, and led to some truly surprising developments. So here are 5 of the craziest examples where Prohibition equaled pandemonium…5. The top booze buster was named EinsteinIt wasn’t just Albert who was a genius during the times of Prohibition. The Land of the Free’s booze supply had been cut off, but it didn’t quite stem the flow of refreshment.Enterprising criminals, most notably Al Capone in Chicago and other bootleggers, took full advantage of the situation with their own brand of liquid fun.Mug shot of Al Capone at the now closed Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in California.Standing in his way was the newly-formed Federal Prohibition Unit. Instead of drawing on trained professionals to seek out liquor lovers, they put out a call for agents from the public. Step forward Isadore “Izzy” Einstein, a former postal service worker.Izzy Einstein and Moe Smith, former police officers during Prohibition, sharing a toast in a New York Bar.This Einstein rapidly became famous for using his “average Joe” looks to access speakeasies. He’d even crack a joke about being a Federal agent and no-one would believe him. They thought the badge he flashed was fake.Detroit police inspecting equipment found in a clandestine underground brewery during the prohibition eraTogether with partner Moe Smith he used a range of disguises. The ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) website states that “He arrested bartenders as a German pickle packer, a Polish count, a Hungarian violinist, a Yiddish gravedigger, a French maitre d’, an Italian fruit vendor, a Russian fisherman, a Chinese launderer, and an astonishing number of Americans… Once, he even dressed up as a black man in Harlem.”4. You could buy alcohol in drug storesKnocking back a tipple or two wasn’t illegal during Prohibition, at least if you did it in your own home. However there was another route to inebriation… your friendly neighborhood drug store owner.Alcohol could be prescribed for medical complaints, leading to a legal yet loaded scenario where doctors became bartenders. If patients had a few dollars to pass over the counter, they could quench their thirst.A police raid confiscating illegal alcohol, in Elk Lake, Canada, in 1925.A Smithsonian Magazine article quotes Daniel Okrent, author of the book Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. He says that “Presumably, doctors were doing examinations and diagnoses, but it was mostly bogus…There may have been some people who were being prescribed because there was a perceived medical need, but it was really a way for some physicians and pharmacists to make a few extra bucks.”Medicinal Whiskey, Jerome, Arizona Photo by ryan harvey CC BY SA 2.0As for brewers and distillers, they had to think outside the box. Pabst made their own cheese for example, though they and other companies bent the rules over alcohol production. Take “Raisin cakes,” sold by vineyards, which tended to ferment if customers somehow “forgot” to eat them.3. For “Pig” read “Drink”The term “speakeasy” is often associated with a drinking den. Yet there was another name that’s maybe less well known – a “blind pig.”The idea was to go and check out a porcine attraction kept by the establishment in question. These were billed as “striped pigs,” the stripes added with a paintbrush by some unscrupulous owner. And while patrons were there, they might as well enjoy a cheeky tipple on the side.New York’s 21 Club was a Prohibition-era speakeasy. Photo by David Shankbone CC By 2.5As for the origins of the expression blind pig, they are ambiguous. Website Alcohol Problems and Solutions speculates that maybe “the striped pig was made of clay. It could see nothing. So it was not only striped but it was also a blind pig… A second theory is that pig refers to police. An illegal drinking establishment needs police be either indifferent or corrupted.”2. Insanitary conditionsProhibition is sometimes regarded as a light-hearted game of cat and mouse between drinkers and detectives. However there was a dark side to the antics… namely the health and safety nightmare of illicit booze.It was the age of home brewing, and conditions existed that were far from sanitary. Around 1,000 people died from the effects of poorly-prepared liquor per year.Moonshining – Kentucky – Revenue ManConsidering the national dry spell lasted 13 years that’s a shocking figure.The website Prohibition: An Interactive History mentions that “Some of these moms and pops… used a small still to ferment a “mash” from corn sugar, or fruit, beets, even potato peels to produce 200-proof alcohol, then mix it with glycerin and a key ingredient, a touch of juniper oil as a flavoring.Confiscated moonshine still photographed by Internal Revenue BureauTo turn this highly potent liquid into a rank “gin,” they needed to water it down by half. But their bottles often were too tall to fit under the spigot in the kitchen sink, so they used the one in the bathtub.”“Bathtub gin” tasted pretty terrible, so to disguise the flavor bartenders threw in some extra ingredients. From there the cocktail was supposedly born, though this is believed to be something of a legend.1. Rewriting the BibleAnd lo the Angel of the Lord came down. And he was swaying slightly, as if intoxicated by a devilish brew. Whilst those words never appear in the Bible, there was a time when churchgoers saw the other extreme — a removal of alcoholic references from the Good Book altogether.The Temperance Movement, which played a key role in making Prohibition a reality in the first place, found comfort in religious doctrine. Unfortunately there was a slight snag with that when it came to the Bible, where alcohol was explicitly mentioned.Mlle. Rhea FlaskOne of the most well-known passages was especially problematic, and they resolved the issue in intriguing fashion. As described by Alcohol Problems and Solutions, their line “was to insist that Jesus drank grape juice rather than wine.”This strategy was then expanded to include a spot of editing: “During Prohibition, temperance activists hired a scholar to rewrite the Bible by removing all references to alcohol beverage.”Read another story from us: Legendary Gangster Al Capone was one of the First Recipients of Penicillin in HistoryProhibition gave rise to some silly situations, but amending the word of God has to be the epitome of craziness during the thirstiest 13 years in American existence.last_img read more

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first_img2020cruiseEuropeEvergreenRiver cruisespecials Evergreen Cruises & Tours has released two special offers on its France river cruise product for July and August 2020 departures, with savings of $500 per couple, or fly for $695 per person, applicable on bookings made between 29 June – 31 July 2019.Combined with Earlybird savings and Evergreen’s unique Early Payment Discounts, guests can save up to $4,800 per couple on the France river cruising program. Or guests can opt for the Fly for $695 per person offer with savings of up to $800 per couple.Highlight tours include:· 8 Day Sensations of Lyon and Provence River Cruise – from $3,145pp*, a saving of up to $1,650pp*· 13 Day Sensations of Lyon & Provence – Paris to Nice – from $5,675pp*, a saving of up to $1500pp*· 15 Day Rhine & Rhone River Cruise – Amsterdam to Nice – from $7,780pp*, a saving of up to $2,400pp*· 15 Day Three Rivers Discovery – Porto to Nice – from $8,165pp*, a saving of up to $2,400pp*· 22 Day Spanish Conquest, Lisbon & Sensations of Lyon & Provence – from $8,875pp*, a saving of $1,600pp*last_img read more

Salman Khan Confesses on The Kapil Sharma Show that He is Scared

first_imgOne would conventionally not expect Salman Khan to be afraid of anything. His on-screen image also is that of a saviour, one who emerges triumphant in the face of adversity. However, the 53-year-old actor is wary of one thing in his real life–elevators. Yes. Appearing on the Kapil Sharma Show, Salman confessed that he is scared by the idea of getting inside ‘traditional compact lifts’ because he fears the nuts, bolts and other such things holding it together might slip off unbeknownst.Read: Katrina Kaif Shows How to Flaunt Monotone Trend During Bharat Promotions When comedian Kapil Sharma confronted Salman about his fears in life and asked is there was anything that scares him, Salman said (via abplive.in), “Even I have a phobia of close door lifts. I get afraid of traditional compact lifts. I have a fear that the nutbolts connected to lifts might slip up.”After his admission, Kapil turned his attention to Salman’s Bharat co-star Katrina Kaif and asked her the same question. Katrina replied, “I have a phobia of cockroaches and spiders.”Quipping what will she do if ghosts show up, Katrina responded, “I am very much friendly with ghosts. They don’t scare me as much as cockroaches and spiders do.”Salman and Katrina are busy promoting Bharat for quite some time as they prepare for the big release on June 5. Meanwhile, The Kapil Sharma Show airs every Sat-Sun on Sony Entertainment Television at 9:30 pm.Follow @News18Movies for more bharatBharat castBharat PromotionsBharat release date First Published: May 29, 2019, 3:42 PM ISTlast_img read more

Karan Johar to Kangana Ranaut Bollywood Brigade Set to Attend PM Narendra

first_imgRajinikanth, Kangana Ranaut, Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Karan Johar are among film celebrities who will attend Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi’s oath-taking ceremony today. They have wished him good luck for the journey ahead.Kangana, a day before flying to Delhi for the ceremony, told the media, “Best wishes to Prime Minister. Hope he will be able to do everything with ease and grace. There are a lot of expectations associated with him… So all my best wishes for him that whatever goals he has set for himself, he reaches all of them.” The Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi actress has been vocal about her support to Modi. She said, “My support is always with him, but he is a Prime Minister who is loved and supported by the entire nation. His win is entirely (a result of) his own hard work. We can only appreciate him. So congratulations to him.”Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, whose last movie was titled Mere Pyaare Prime Minister”, landed in Delhi on Thursday. He told IANS, “Today, the honourable Prime Minister and his cabinet will take an oath to serve our country. I am humbled to be a part of this historic moment. The question is not what we expect from them. The question is what each Indian will do for their Motherland.”Veteran actor Anupam Kher took to social media to share a picture with Anil Kapoor. He wrote, “Anil Kapoor and I took an oath long time back to be friends forever. Today we have come to Delhi for another oath ceremony. Jai Ho.”“Why does every road eventually narrow into a point at the horizon? Because that’s where the point lies.” On my way to Delhi with my friend and fellow traveler @AnilKapoor. Looking forward to new beginnings. Jai Ho. Jai Hind.🙏😍🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/ywzorTB87Y— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) May 30, 2019Anil’s elder brother, producer Boney Kapoor, also told IANS he would be a part of the ceremony.Siddharth Roy Kapur, who as the Producers Guild of India President had been working closely with the government to achieve better goals for the film industry, will also attend. Megastar Rajinikanth has also confirmed he would be a part of the event.According to a source in the know, Shahid Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan, Rajkumar Hirani, Aanand L. Rai, Mangesh Hadawale and Mahaveer Jain are also likely to mark their attendance.Actor Akshay Kumar, who engaged in a ‘non-political conversation’ with Modi during the elections, is not in the country.Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan are also out of India, while Salman Khan, who was among the star invitees, won’t be able to attend as he is under the weather, said a source.Follow @News18Movies for more Anil Kapooranupam kherkangana ranautkaran johar First Published: May 30, 2019, 3:19 PM ISTlast_img read more