A Google owned company, has created a spoon that allows people with essential tremors and Parkinson’s Disease to eat without spilling. In clinical trials, the Liftware spoons reduced shaking of the spoon bowl by an average of 76%.
Liftware is a stabilizing handle and a selection of attachments that include a soup spoon, everyday spoon, and fork. Liftware is designed to help people with hand tremor eat more easily.
“Film Ktir Kbir”, litterally “A Very Big Shot”, is the only Lebanese movie that was part of Toronto Film Festival in its 40th session, which is one of the most prominent film festivals around the world and stands among Cannes, Berlin and Venice Film Festivals.
“Film Ktir Kbir”, written and directed by Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, received a huge success where 450 persons attended its first session. Moreover, all the tickets were sold within few hours after the ticket selling announcement. It was well received by the press and film critics that it was compared to “Argo”.
The first show, on November 16, 2015, was allocated to the press with the presence of about seventy journalists and mass media from various media sectors. A conference was held after the show, during which the film was discussed with all talk show presenter Marcel Ghanem, who and Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, the film’s director and writer.
This movie is characterized by its interesting and straight to the point topic. It is a story that reflects the facts lived within the Lebanese society.
It is the story of a Lebanese drug smuggler who intends to stop this illegal business following the release of his younger brother from prison, and open a restaurant they can run together. But he had to face the refusal of the people he used to work with. The plot kept evolving until Ziad made a discovery that can change the whole course of events within a framework blended between laughter, humor and excitement.
It is important to mention the movie’s cast: Alain Saadeh, Fouad Yammine, Tarek Yaacoub, Alexandra Kahwaji, Wissam Fares, Georges Hayeck, Fadi Abi Samra. The dialogue is translated from Arabic into English and French.
“Film Ktir Kbir”, 105 minutes length, will be showing in cinemas across Lebanon as of November 19, 2015.
Here are 9 contemporary examples of company logos and the meanings behind them:
The arrow which appears like a smiley face in the Amazon’s logo is not the only meaning. It is also a way to represent the wide array of retail items, from A to Z.
The Apple logo is inspired from the story of Adam and Eve in the Bible. The bitten apple illustrates the fruit from the “Tree of Knowledge”.
Ever notice how the Google logo has four primary colors in a row? This is intentional. Google wanted to show that they don’t play by the rule. To do that, they just used simple letters and colors.
It is not easy to detect what could be hidden within the logo of FedEx. But when you look closely at the space between the ‘E’ and ‘X’ in the orange part, you will notice an arrow pointing forward. This arrow represents moving forward toward to the future.
The logo of IBM has a hidden message hidden in the big blue corporate logo. The white lines passing through look like the equal sign in the lower right corner, in order to represent equality.
Many people wonder what the 4 circles in the Audi logo could possibly mean. In fact, they represent the 4 companies that were a part of the Auto-Union Consortium in 1932, namely, DKW, Horch, Wanderer and Audi.
In 2008, Pepsi spent $1 million to pay Arnell Associates to come up with the new logo. According to Arnell’s document, the Pepsi logo draws on Feng shui, the Renaissance, the Earth’s Geodynamo, the theory of relativity, the universe, and more.
BMW’s logo is a tribute to the company’s history in aviation. The blue part represents the sky to imply the company’s role of building aircraft engines during World War II.
Mercedes’ tri-star symbolizes the company’s dominance over land, sea and air.
A robotic fridge has been developed so you can direct it to come to you wherever you are.
A new refrigerator modeled after the series’ R2-D2 robot has been developed by Haier Asia’s AQUA brand, according to Gizmodo. And it isn’t just any old fridge: This product moves on its own via remote control.
Unfortunately, the refrigerator has a battery that needs to be recharged in order for it to remain mobile, though this may be a small price to pay for robotic convenience. The refrigerator holds 12 cans and has all of the flashing lights that R2-D2 features in the popular films.
If you’ve always wanted your refrigerator to come to you when you’re on the couch, your dream may soon come true.
Donald Trump was born in 1946 in Queens,New York City. His farther was a builder and real estate agent. At the age of 13, he went to the New York Military Academy. He graduated in 1964. Then, he entered the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1968.
He joined his father’s company, ‘Elizabeth Trump and Son’. He became deeply involved in the project with a $500,000 investment.
In 1971, Donald Trump moved to Studio apartment in Manhattan, New York and got involved in larger projects.
In 1985, he bought Mar-a-lago estate in Palm beach, Florida. In 1988, he bought the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Also in 1989, he bought a fleet of Boeing 727 airplanes to form Trump air shuttle service. Unfortunately, a helicopter crash killed three Trump casino executives which lead to big legal issues. By 1989, poor business decisions left him unable to meet loan payments. The increasing debt soon brought him to business bankruptcy.
In 1990, Trump regained his previous stable financial position and fame. Then, he opened the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City.
In 1996, he got the ownership of Miss Universe Organization.
In 2003, Donald Trump became a partner with the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). Where he became the executive producer and host of the NBC reality show, ‘The Apprentice’. After a great success, he co-produced a show, ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’.
On October 21, 2004, Trump Hotels and Casino & Resorts declared a restructuring of its debt which led to a reduction in his individual ownership.
His Experience as a Candidate
In the 2000 elections he expressed his wish to run as a candidate for the US presidency. Furthermore, for 2004 and 2008, he speculated about running for president in the Republican Party. He again registered as a Republican in 2009.
In 2010-2012, his involvement in politics returned when he publicly announced his consideration of candidature for president-ship again. However, his association with the ‘Birther issue’ disparaged his political reputation. However, he continued to be against Obama on various political issues.
In January 2013, he endorsed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He was also a featured speaker at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
An investment is when you buy an asset or an item and having the hope that the thing bought will generate money and income or will have a greater value in the future. In another words, economically, an investment is when you purchase goods that will not be consumed the moment you buy them, but will used in the future in order to create wealth. Keep on reading so we can give you some tips and tricks on how to smartly invest today.
You have to Know Why you are investing
There are too many reasons why investors today do what they do; they can be investing for capital protection, returns, risk diversification, capital appreciation, pure safety, or hedging.
Stay away from DIY Investing
In fact, you have to be alert when it comes to investing. The act requires you to be alert about the state of your investments and needs active participation from your side; a thing that not many people can achieve.
Not Actually Investing
Investing is when you buy something for a long-term revenue. Do not expect that you will get returns in the short term. This mistake most people do, and end up trading in the short term. This is when investment is lost, and it turns to trading and speculating.
Tips about stock
Do not take any tips from someone who is not in the place of giving you advice. However, make sure that you don’t invest without doing your own research.
Ask the Right Questions
These questions are too important. Why should you invest in the stock? Is it the right thing to invest? Do you know enough about the company that you are investing in? These questions are forgotten when some people invest for the first time.
Sometimes, things look cheap, but they are not
Judge the true value of a stock by how much it will get you in return.
Whenever you ask about banking and bankers, all you will hear about is some negative answers telling you not to deal with this bank nor to deal with that bank. In fact, nobody ever looks forward to dealing with banks, even though we all have to, at some point of our lives. In fact, if you get to know the right way to deal with a bank, you can totally be fine! Moreover, if you want to grow that little company of yours, you will need some money, especially if you are low on capital. Here are some tips that we have gathered for you on how to deal with banks.
Grow a relationship with a bank
If you are planning to be in business, you will eventually need a relationship with a bank. Even if you are busy and focused on other things, but when times come and you will need a letter of credit, a credit, a bank draft, or any silly paper, you are going to wish that you grew a relationship with a banker that you can call. Moreover, choose a local bank to make it easier for you when preparing the paper works.
Think before you borrow money
The main reason why you are borrowing money is so you can support your company while waiting for good customers to pay up. You will feel relieved when you think that in a month or two you will get the money back from a customer you are sure will pay. However, do not rush, this is a risky thing, and you need to think before you jump in.
All banks are not the same
Do not fall in the trap of thinking that larger banks are better that smaller ones. In fact, the government gives all of them the same rules as well as the same supervising. Choose the one that you think fits most with your needs.
A Real Estate Investment Trust, or for abbreviation, a REIT, consists if a company that owns or/and finances real estate that produces income. Modeled after mutual funds, REITs has the ability to provide investors of all types with a regular income stream, as well as diversification and long-term capital appreciation. Are you considering investing in REITs? Keep on reading as we guide you through the best steps to do that.
Determine if REITs are right for you
A REIT consists of a share of stock that exists in a real estate venture. Moreover, its role is to put the money of the investors in order to buy, sell, develop, and manage properties. In fact, the law orders that the trusts need to have more than 100 investors, which means that, by putting a small amount of money, you can be investing in a very expensive property. This means that if you want to invest in real estate without the risk or initial investment of more traditional forms of property investment, an REIT is your best option.
The different types of REITs
REITs are classified in multiple ways, it depends on the assets or geographical areas that they invest in. this is why, before you purchase one, you need to know the investments that it is involved in and consider the coming performance of those markets. Moreover, the first type is invest in big real estate properties and distribute earned rent or profits to investors. The second one, mortgage invest in mortgages by loaning out money or by buying existing mortgages. These funds are more sensitive to interest rate changes. Last, invest in both mortgages and properties.
Purchase shares of REITs
You can buy and sell REITs on public exchanges. However, you can also buy mutual funds as well as traded as part of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). All of these investment vehicles can be bought and traded by contacting your stockbroker or investment professional, or by using an online trading platform.
When it comes to inventions; any person, who is in a big need for something that will benefit him and his daily life, is able to create it if he sets his mind to it. For that reason, we have seen a lot of new and interesting inventions that had not only benefited the people who came up with them, but also all the humanity. However, everything has its limits, and there are some people who went extreme by creating the most bizarre inventions. Keep on reading this fun article and have a laugh with us.
The mood-altering Thync Module
Thync is a device that has settings and buttons that will help you choose the mood you want to be in, and the mental state that you prefer to have. In the press release: “Based upon decades of research from neuroscientists and engineers from Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Arizona State University, Thync’s proprietary technology relies on low levels of pulsed electrical energy to signal specific neural pathways, allowing users to dial up or dial down their stress responses and energy levels.”
Leftover Food Waste Fashion
This item was designed by a team of design students, and they called it fruitleather. Moreover, he team has figured out a way to turn leftover food into vegan leather, and the leather is later turned into cute little tote bags.
3D Printed Bridges
A Dutch company that is called MX3D is creating a 3D-printed bridge over an Amsterdam canal. Moreover, they claim that they can “3D print beautiful, functional objects in almost any form that are much larger and more efficiently produced than has been possible until now.”
3D Printed Grass
A 3D-print-machine that prints soil, water and seeds was created by a group of students. Maja Petek, one of the students credited with developing the project said: “In the project we tried to link art, nature and technology. The base of the project is a CNC machine designed to print a mixture of soil, water and seeds. The results are printed pictures that turn green over time.”
For those of you who do not know her, Heather Anne Mills was born on January 12, 1968. Moreover, she is an English media personality, and a model. In fact, she first became recognized by the public in 1993, when a collision that happened between her and a police motorcycle in London, which lead to the amputation of her left leg below the knee. However, she continued to model using a prosthetic limb and sold her story to a tabloid newspaper. Keep on reading this article if you want to know more about her.
Heather Mills is known as: a British activist, a philanthropist and a former model. She was born on January 12, 1968, in England, Aldershot. Moreover, when she was just a young adult, she started modeling. However, while she was in London, in 1993, a collision between her and a police motorcycle happened. As a result, Mills had an amputation of her left leg below the knee. Moreover, she was largely interested in activism, and used her plight in order to bring awareness to the suffering of refugees. Additionally, in 2002, she got married to Sir Paul McCartney, Beetles member, after she met him at a charity event a few years earlier. Moreover, the couple had one daughter, and then got divorced in 2006.
In addition to being a humanitarian worker, Heather Mills is also committed to fight for animal rights.
Moreover, she uses the campaigns in order to demand people and companies to stop the use of cat and dog fur when manufacturing clothing. Additionally, she and her then husband, visited eastern Canada in order to protest in the annual seal hunt over there. She is an active member of PETA and Viva!, Britain’s leading vegetarian, vegan and animal rights organization. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Association of the USA. Mills is a patron the Adopt-a-Minefield and proceeds from her updated autobiography, A Single Step, will be donated to that cause.