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  • Top CEO Killed In New Year's Eve Plane Crash (Richard Cousins, Australia)

    01/02/2018 9:28:08 AM PST · by ransomnote · 25 replies ^ | 1/1/2018 | Daniel Shane
    The CEO of one of Britain's biggest companies and four of his family members were killed in a seaplane crash in Australia on New Year's Eve. International catering firm Compass Group (CMPGF), a Global Fortune 500 company, said Monday that CEO Richard Cousins, died when the aircraft crashed in New South Wales. "We are deeply shocked and saddened by this terrible news," Compass chairman Paul Walsh said in a statement. Four members of Cousins' family and the pilot of the plane also died in the disaster. There were no survivors. "The thoughts of everyone at Compass are with Richard's family...
  • Fiat Chrysler to increase North American factory workers

    04/26/2016 7:55:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2016 9:41 AM EDT | Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher
    The number of Fiat Chrysler factory workers in North America will increase as the company reduces production of passenger cars and shifts toward trucks and SUVs, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday. […] He (Sergio Marchionne) said new Ram pickup truck will come out at the beginning of 2018. It will be built at two U.S. factories in suburban Detroit, so it won’t cost the company any production of the current model. A factory in Sterling Heights, Michigan, that now makes the Chrysler 200 sedan will be retooled to make pickups, he said. The company also plans to build a...
  • SURVIVAL: Pathfinder School Experience *(Videos In 13 Parts)

    09/26/2014 12:49:09 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 18 replies
    Mar 6-11, 2013
    While researching the Appalachian Trail and Survival Techniques for the hike, I stumbled across these videos that I think would be a great reference for anyone that wants to survive in the wild woods. "" Thanks go to Dave Canterbury of WildernessOutfitters for teaching the Pathfinder School Classes, and to "themoodybobby1" for recording and posting these 13 videos for anyone to review. Pathfinder school experiencep1 ( 9:12 ) Pathfinder experiencep2 ( 10:01 ) Pathfinder experiencep3 ( 8:44 ) Pathfinder experiencep4 ( 9:26 ) Pathfinder experience p5 ( 8:34) Pathfinder experience p6 ( 7:51 ) pathfinder experience p7( 9:40 )...
  • Canada: Our North loses the Pole ~~ moving toward Siberia

    06/17/2005 11:18:11 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 41 replies · 1,681+ views
    Edmonton Journal ^ | Friday, June 17, 2005 | Nathan VanderKlippe
    Our North loses the Pole After centuries in Canada, the roaming magnetic North Pole has crossed into international waters, en route to Siberia CanWest News Service Thursday, June 09, 2005 YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. - Sometime in the last year, a longtime friend turned its back on Canada and was last spotted heading for Siberia.For centuries, the magnetic North Pole was ours, a constant companion that wandered the rolling tundra and frozen seas of our Arctic.But no more.A Canadian scientist who recently returned from a trip to measure the Pole's current location says it has now left Canadian territory and crossed into...
  • Researchers suggest Vikings used crystals with sun compass to steer at night

    03/29/2014 9:14:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 61 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | March 26, 2014 | Bob Yirka
    A team of researchers working in Hungary has proposed that a sun compass artifact found in a convent in 1948 might have been used in conjunction with crystals to allow Vikings to guide their boats even at night. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, the team describes theories they've developed that might explain how Viking sailors were able to so accurately sail to places such as Greenland. Since the discovery of the sun compass fragment, researchers have theorized that Viking sailors used them to plot their course—at least when the...
  • If America Ever Heads In The Right Direction Liberals Can Reverse Course With This Compass

    01/18/2013 10:09:33 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-18-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • The Political Compass has a leftist bias

    08/17/2009 6:28:42 PM PDT · by The Right Way 1776 · 5 replies · 440+ views
    The Political Compass ^ | July 18 2009 | some MSM journalist
    "This chart was constructed on the basis of the speeches, public statements and , crucially, the voting records of each of the candidates. During the election campaign, we'll be tweaking their positions as, inevitably, some of them change. We'll also be adding other charts as the campaign continues. When examining the chart it's important to note that although most of the candidates seem quite different, in substance they occupy a relatively restricted area within the universal political spectrum. Democracies with a system of proportional representation give expression to a wider range of political views. While Cynthia McKinney and Ralph...
  • MNF-W Marines give Iraqi soldiers direction

    05/06/2009 6:39:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 262+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Jason Hernandez, USMC
    CAMP MEJID, Iraq — Marines from the California-based 1st Intelligence Battalion and 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion recently taught soldiers of the 7th Iraqi Army Division’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Battalion advanced land navigation and map reading techniques aboard Camp Mejid, Iraq, April 27. The course, which lasted a total of six days, included nearly five full days of exhaustive classroom instruction on how to properly read maps, how to design and plot locations and routes on a map, compass techniques, the negotiation of terrain obstacles and the use of hand-held global positioning systems. While teaching rudimentary map-reading and navigation...
  • Will Smith 'LEGEND' Tops Box With Est. $70M Weekend...

    12/15/2007 9:45:26 AM PST · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 75 replies · 416+ views
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | Dec 15, 2007 | Nikki Finke
    SATURDAY AM: Some amazing numbers were posted Friday for this weekend's movie releases. Warner Bros' I Am Legend opens closer to $80 million than the studio's hoped-for $50 million from Friday through Sunday after making a whopping $29.6 million Friday in 3,606 theaters.... *snip* And the bottom fell out of costly domestic flop The Golden Compass from New Line, which forked out $200+ million to make it, in its second weekend in release. I know, I know, the pic is doing OK overseas. But the fantasy pic is so lost domestically it earned only an anemic $2.6 million Friday from...
  • ‘Compass’ Can’t Cure What Ails Box Office (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/10/2007 3:28:24 AM PST · by abb · 119 replies · 275+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 10, 2007 | Brooks Barnes
    Hollywood is counting on the impending arrival of a naughty chipmunk, a treasure hunter and Will Smith to reverse a lingering box office malaise that deepened over the weekend with disappointing sales for “The Golden Compass.” The movie business is running into the 2007 home stretch with a serious limp. Measured in dollars, ticket sales for the crucial holiday season, which began Nov. 2, are down 6 percent through Sunday compared with last year, according to the box-office tracking company Media by Numbers. Attendance, meanwhile, is off by more than 10 percent. snip Through summer’s end the box-office story was...
  • "My Books Are About Killing God"-Snopes Confirms Golden Compass Emails

    11/19/2007 2:13:49 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 129 replies · 570+ views
    Snopes ^ | 11-19-07 | self
    We all get "those" emails from time to time-the ones making claims that are meant to be passed on. We've learned to check things on sites like to make sure what we pass is true. When it comes to the movie The Golden Compass, whats going around is...true
  • What Every Parent Should Know About "The Golden Compass"

    11/14/2007 7:23:15 PM PST · by GratianGasparri · 34 replies · 145+ views ^ | 14 November 2007 | Pete Vere and Sandra Miesel
    What Every Parent Should Know About "The Golden Compass" Interview With Pete Vere and Sandra Miesel INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, NOV. 14, 2007 ( The film "The Golden Compass" isn't simply about using fairy-tale magic to tell a good story, it corrupts the imagery of Lewis and Tolkien to undermine children's faith in God and the Church, says Catholic author Pete Vere. In this interview with ZENIT, Vere and Sandra Miesel discuss the movie adaptation of the fantasy novels written by Philip Pullman. The film, staring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, will be released in the United States in early December. Vere...
  • Police gaffe makes Muslims pray in wrong direction

    04/14/2007 8:34:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 78 replies · 1,844+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 13, 2007
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch police station trying to help Muslim detainees face Mecca for their prayers painted arrows in cells pointing in the wrong direction...
  • Home and away: Bat uses magnetic compass for long flights

    12/07/2006 6:40:21 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 5 replies · 280+ views ^ | 06 Dec 2006 | AFP
    Scientists believe a species of bat has an inbuilt magnetic compass to find its way home over long distances, in addition to its famous echolocation, which guides it around its neighbourhood. Princeton University batologists used radio telemetry aboard a small aircraft to track big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) that were released 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of their home. They first tested a "control" group of bats, which headed due south towards the roost without a problem. Two other groups of bats were then exposed to a false magnetic field for 90 minutes, comprising 45 minutes before and 45 minutes...
  • Lawrence of Arabia's £1/4m compass 'is a £50 fake'

    10/22/2006 5:38:14 PM PDT · by FLOutdoorsman · 7 replies · 769+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 Oct 2006 | Glen Owen
    It was described as the pocket compass used by Lawrence of Arabia during his First World War desert adventures when it was sold by Christie's for more than £250,000. But now the auction house is facing embarrassing claims from experts that it has been duped - and the successful bidder walked away with a £50 fake. The two-inch brass pocket compass, which fetched £254,000 when it was sold with a watch and cigarette case, was said to have helped Lawrence as he led the Arab revolt against Germany's ally Turkey. Christie's claimed the three items were given by Lawrence to...
  • CA: Following the Compass of "BIG"

    06/18/2006 8:12:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 395+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 6/17/06 | Barry Jantz
    "It's a glow-in-the-dark compass ring. So you don't get lost." -Josh (played by Tom Hanks), in the movie, "Big" Maybe what we need in California is a glow-in-the-dark compass ring. Or, maybe it's just Republicans that need one. Perhaps just Arnold Schwarzenegger. Heck, maybe it's all three. Let's face our fellow citizens, Arnold is the face of California and the State GOP (with all due respect to Ackerman, Plescia and Sundheim). As Jon Fleischman and I wrote on the heels of the Governor's January 5 State of the State address, "Now, 'Mr. Hollywood' has come up with his BIGGEST...
  • The Other Legacy of New Orleans (Illegal gun seizures)

    03/05/2006 4:50:17 AM PST · by chemicalman · 36 replies · 1,015+ views ^ | February 03, 2006 | Dave Nalle
    When people talk about the disaster in New Orleans these days it's in terms of the rebuilding effort or Mayor Nagin's 'Chocolate City' gaffe. But there's another story which isn't getting a lot of coverage anymore - it's the kind of story the mainstream media tends to avoid. Yet it might be more significant for the country in the long run. It's the story of the unconstitutional disarming of the New Orleans citizenry when they were faced by what was likely the greatest threat of their lives, right in their own neighborhoods. At the height of the chaos in New...

    12/03/2005 3:43:14 PM PST · by abb · 58 replies · 2,715+ views
    The Dead Pelican ^ | Dec 3, 2005 | Chad Rogers
    FEDS ASKING TOUGH QUESTIONS OF NOPD: INDICTMENTS PREDICTED XXXX DECEMBER 03, 2005 5:27 PM **EXCLUSIVE! MUST CREDIT THE DEAD PELICAN!** In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Feds are asking a number of very specific questions of the NOPD, source tell The Dead Pelican. Among the questions that the Feds are asking, one stands out: "Where are all these officers that we were paying you for?" As reported earlier, it is widely known that NOPD's real troop strength has never been more than approximately 1000 commissioned officers but the "official" number (that is, the number given out by the Superintendent's...

    12/03/2005 8:40:39 AM PST · by caryatid · 48 replies · 2,073+ views
    The Dead Pelican ^ | December 03, 2005 | Chad E. Rogers
    **EXCLUSIVE** New details are surfacing concerning New Orleans' former Superintendent of Police, Eddie "the hat" Compass, sources tell The Dead Pelican. Compass' abrupt resignation from NOPD was, according to sources, brought about by a number of factors that were rapidly approaching critical mass. In other words, the situation had reached a level at which things can no longer be concealed, hushed up or downplayed without calling in too many favors or costing too much money. In other words, Ray Nagin wasn't about to risk his political career to cover up for Compass any more than he already had without implicating...
  • U.N. suspends catering company subsidiary

    10/21/2005 7:43:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 523+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/21/05 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - In a widening scandal over contracts, the United Nations announced Friday that it has suspended a subsidiary of the world's largest catering company as a U.N. supplier until the outcome of an investigation into alleged contract irregularities. The suspension is the latest blow to U.N. contracting which in recent months has seen the arrest of two Russians by the FBI for alleged money laundering. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Eurest Support Services, or ESS, has been barred from seeking new U.N. contracts until completion of a U.N. investigation into allegations that it "improperly obtained" internal U.N. information...