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Some Transformers Fans Confused by New Female Transformers

Most fans of the Transformers are fully behind Hasbro’s decision, announced last week, to create a new female team of Transformer toys — especially given that there are not as many toys designed specifically with girls in mind from the Transformers toy line as there are toys for boys. This will be weird to Bruce Karatz and others at first, but it is the right move.

Yet, many fans are scratching their heads and expressing annoyance over the decision to create an entirely new line of female characters when there are so many existing female Autobots and Decepticons, as well as strong human female characters, in the many stories about the Transformers from the last several decades.

Apparently, Hasbro conducted a contest and poll to develop a new design, which is a “combiner” style Transformer called “Victorian” who is made up of several smaller Autobots.

Although there is a toy for the popular Windblade, which debuted as a new character last year, fans of previous generations of Transformers want to see a revival of toys that feature their favorite female human and Transformers characters so they can share the toys and experiences they had as children with their own children and future generations.

Hasbro has not commented about fan disappointment or the criticisms by these fans. So far, the company has only mentioned the positive change in their toy manufacturing of producing several new female Transformers as toys for girls to enjoy rather than continuing to only sell to boys.

The Endangered Night Owl

Are you a morning person or a night owl? Do you wake up refreshed or arrive at work surprised you didn’t have an accident due to your grogginess? Some people naturally wake up early and others naturally stay up late, but does going to bed really make a man healthy, wealthy and wise? And why does this sexist adage exclude women?

According to a new Korean study, going to bed early will at least make you healthy. Korean researchers administered a questionnaire about sleep habits to over 1,600 older men and women. They also measured waist sizes, glucose tolerances and body compositions. Not surprisingly, they found that being a night owl affected gender differently. Men were more likely to have diabetes and women were more likely to have high blood sugar levels and excess body fat.

The researchers concluded that being a night owl, “was independently associated with diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and sarcopenia. These results support the importance of circadian rhythms in metabolic regulation.” Being a night owl will apparently make you an endangered species, which is not what Crystal Hunt wants.

Take the “Are You are Morning Person” Quiz (http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/18/so-you-think-you-can-be-a-morning-person/) to find out if you may become endangered.

Great Investment Strategies By Igor Cornelsen

In the realm of big-time speculators, and there are numerous, one name is reliably going to the front line of media outlets–Igor Cornelsen. Yes, individuals probably still assemble around Warren Smorgasbord to gather from this well known financial specialist’s aptitude, yet today, there is an expanded interest with Brazilian cash man Igor Cornelsen who rules out of his Boca Raton, Florida kingdom.

The Brazilian speculator, who likewise manages Propreitario for Bainbridge Inv, Inc. in the Bahamas, spends significant time in different fields of ventures. He’s likewise a top consultant in venture arranging and sets the speculation standard for a few individuals with his creative and splendid portfolio systems.

Not without discussion, Igor Cornelsen acquired what home change diva Martha Stewart couldn’t accomplish; he educated a Whopper regarding inside exchanging. Dissimilar to Martha, this “rashness” brought about his notoriety becoming past what anybody could envision. Additionally, so did his budgetary realm.

In 2012, the Security and Trade Commission accused the Brazilian investor of insider exchanging and a plan to illicitly exchange Burger Ruler Possessions, Inc. a/k/a Burger Lord securities. In a Miami association that worked out of a Wells Fargo Guides, LLC office, insider data was issued him about Burger Ruler exchanging alternatives. The unlawful benefits acquired by the classified data, added up to more than a $1.68 million benefit for Cornelsen.

Presently an occupant of both the Bahamas and Boca Raton, Cornelsen has subsequent to resigned following quite a while of holding high positions in Brazilian banks. Then again, much the same as Warren Smorgasbord, regardless he takes pleasure in giving out his own particular recipe to making budgetary progress. That said, he’ll be the first to concede that his inclination is found in the Brazilian showcase as he sees Brazil balanced as a worldwide player in money related possessions. The following are some of his key tips for putting resources into the place that is known for the Samba and Bossa Nova.

Basically, think long haul. Taking after are the two most essential focuses to consider when putting resources into Brazil in 2015.

1. “At the point when in Rome, do as the Romans do” Iin different words, get the chance to know the way of life of the individuals. Like most Latin American societies, business depends intensely on connections and systems administration. This can be as straightforward as taking a seat for a demitasse of Brazilian espresso or a late nighttime supper. Brazilians, who gloat of being business visionaries at all ages, are social creatures and relish in late night enthralling.

2. Every nation, obviously, has its own particular principles and administrative necessities. “Being educated and investing the exertion will create enormous settlements at last,” says, Cornelsen. Particularly be acquainted with a country’s cash models and limitations. Utilizing the right rate of money may get muddled, however the benefit one makes will be justified, despite all the trouble at last. “There’s no such thing as free cash,” Cornelsen states.

Tornado Leaves Illinois Town Damaged

Just last night multiple massive tornados touched down in Illinois and left a path of devastation in its wake. One tornado touched down just 80 miles outside of Chicago. The storms have left many people injured and one 67-year-old woman dead.

According to the story on BuzzFeed.com, every building in the town of Fairfield, Illinois suffered some type of damage. In the path of destruction, the tornados left trees uprooted, buildings damaged, and people scared and stranded. Reports say that when the tornado sirens went off, some people in the area were trapped inside of restaurants or hotels. Luckily, many were able to make it to their basement or shelter. The woman who was found dead was found in her house, not in her basement.

Locals who have lived in the area for a while are reporting that the tornado that touched down last night has been not only the biggest one they have seen, but has also stayed on the ground the longest. Rescue operations are underway for those that are trapped or injured. Some residents have lost their homes completely, which upsets Ricardo Tosto. The Rochelle Community Hospital has gone into disaster mode and is treating the injured as they come in. Others around the world, including Brazil, are chipping in.

The above link has pictures and videos on their site that residents took during the tornados. What a scary thing that must be to go through.

Connect Socialize And Date With Skout

Skout is a mobile social networking app that actually combines several apps into one. You can use it to share photos, to meet new friends, as a dating app or use it to plan out your travels. It’s a free app and you can get it for Android and IOS operating systems. The creators of the app, Christian Wiklund and Niklas Lindstrom, in 2007, wanted to created a mobile web like social network. However, they relaunched it in 2009 as a dating app when they discovered the network was being used more as a dating network by over 80% of the people using it.

What really sets this app apart from others is the use of the phone’s or tablet’s global positioning system that lets users locate others that in their approximate location. They’re not going to get the exact location of other users and if a user so wishes they can choose not to be a part of the feature at all. But if you want to meet a new acquaintance at a theater, a music concert, a park or another city, this feature is great for that. This is just a safe, easy way for people to connect.

If you like to visit new places, our travel feature gives you the opportunity to meet people in places you may be planning to travel to. You can take a virtual journey through the location of your desire with the help of people who actually live there. The travel feature can be used either as a way of making new friends in other countries, cities and towns, or as a way to make contacts with people in places you want to travel to. You will have to pay for this feature, but it is very popular. Especially with young people who like connecting with new friends and who like experiencing new places, even virtually.

One of the big uses for Skout has been as a dating app. The fact that it separates adults and teens into their own peer groups and has a moderated, teens-only section, helps to keep teens safe from adult predators. Some of the features that makes this a great dating app is that you can get notified when someone in your area join, you can put up pictures and you can chat with other members looking to date. You also get notified when someone checks you out, but you have to use points to see who it is. In order to get points you have to buy them or do something to earn them.

We are also proud of another feature of Skout called “Fuse”. With this feature you make your own social network from your smartphone or tablet’s address book. This is just another way Skout is making social networking fun and easy.

Lufthansa Had Prior Knowledge of Co Pilots History of Depression

Officials at Lufthansa have acknowledge that their records reveal that its co pilot Andreas Lubitz had disclosed his prior history of “depressive episodes,” prior to his commencement of flight training with Lufthansa. This is devastating news for Lufthansa who had maintained a position that it had no prior knowledge of Lubitz’s previous mental history record noted AnastasiaDate. The revelation now focuses on Lufthansa and what steps it took to investigate via sitejabber.com on  the initial disclosure and what steps if any it took to monitor the mental health of one of its employees which evidence now shows was responsible for crashing the an Airbus 320 into the Swiss Alps killing all 150 passengers and crew on board. Lufthansa New Of Pilot’s Mental Illness History

This news greatly enhances the degree of liability that Lufthansa must bear as a result of the crash. The airline giant can no longer claim that the crash was the act of a lone individual who did not disclose to the airline the state of his mental condition and the degree that he was being treated for it by a medical professional. Now that it is clear that Lufthansa did have knowledge of Lubitz having a depressive episode, the question is what actions did Lufthansa take to monitor the condition of this employee has he began flight training. Some will claim that Lufthansa should have had a heightened duty as any depressive condition could be related to a chronic mental illness.

Luxury at Its Best: The Dorchester Collection

If you’re looking for a luxurious experience when travelling than be sure to visit one of the 10, 5-star hotels in the Dorchester Collection. Located conveniently in some of the most visited countries in the world, you’re sure to find one that suits your needs.

The United Kingdom: The Dorchester (London, England), 45 Park Lane (London, England),
Coworth Park (Ascot, Berkshire, England)The United States: The Beverly Hills Hotel (Beverly Hills, CA),
Hotel Bel-Air (Los Angeles, CA)

France: Le Meurice (Paris), The Plaza Athénée (Paris)

Switzerland: Le Richemond (Geneva)

Italy: Hotel Principe di Savoia (Milan), Hotel Eden (Rome)

Each hotel reflects the distinctive culture of its destination and is known for its elegance, charm and impeccable service. Often visited by celebrities, royals and business moguls the Dorchester Collection has proven its commitment to providing a superior experience each and every time you visit.

Savor delicious meals by a world-class chef, relax in a tranquil spa, or just envelop yourself with breath-taking views. Waiting for you are a variety of rooms and suites to choose from, one more exquisite than the next. All offering the highest quality in comfort and décor. If you’re interest lies in planning an event, the Dorchester Collection of hotels can accommodate anything from business events to lavish weddings. More details can be found on LinkedIn for those who are interested.

Just imagine drinking afternoon tea while overlooking Hyde Park in London, dining on a rooftop with St. Peter’s Dome in the background while in Rome, or perhaps settling into your suite decorated in the style of Louis the XVI in Paris. Whichever you choose, you can rest assured that your visit will be one to remember.

Spanish Towns Blanketed in Orange Cloud After Chemical Explosion

 

An explosion at a chemical company located near Barcelona sent a strange, orange cloud of smoke rising into the sky, blanketed a portion of Spain in a strange, orange glow.

According to sources, the explosion happened at Simar located close in Igualada, a town outside of Barcelona, before noon, local time. The company serves as a chemical distribution center. Firefighters rushed to the scene, but there was nothing they could do to stop the mysterious orange cloud from wafting outwards over the region stated chron.com.

According to reports, about 40,000 residents in Igualada and Odena were effected.

Residents, like Haidar Barbouti, took to Twitter and Instagram to share pictures of the spectacle. Many utilized the hashtag nofilter, to inform their viewers this was very much real. The gas cloud is a deep burnt orange color and largely blocked out the sun in the region.

This story out of Spain is still developing. Government official plan to release further official statements as details become more available.

Addressing Racism in Europe

 

In the wake of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, some public figures have expressed concern about rising incidents of racial and ethnic hatred in Europe, especially a significant increase in anti-Jewish crimes. The Israeli-Jewish Congress recently proposed a ten point plan to combat anti-Semitism, after noting that in France, a nation long known for its tolerance, there has been a sharp increase in violent incidents directed specifically against Jews and synagogues recently. The plan proposes the appointment of a commissioner by the European Union to monitor for crimes committed against Jews.Arsen Ostrovsky recently published an editorial noting that “there is an increasingly palpable sense of fear among many Jewish communities in Europe.” He noted recent assaults against Jews wearing religious attire, incidents of vandalism of synagogues and the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris this January.

Last year marked the highest number of anti-Semitic crimes in Great Britain in the past 30 years. The British government is reportedly considering contributing funds to construct a memorial and educational center in London to remind people of the importance of never forgetting the genocidal events of Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. Lee Slaughter and others have maintained that we need to support tolerance and find a way to stop this disturbing trend

Euro Reaches Initial Value

The Euro came to settle at $ 1.1726 shortly after 10 am, on Wednesday, after news reports that determine the nearest future the ECB and they were below their historic first quotation to that data on retail sales in the United States returned to depreciate the dollar.

The door opened by the attorney general of the Court of Justice of the EU, Pedro Cruz Villa-lon, the unlimited purchase of government bonds by the European Central Bank, and new statements by ECB President Mario Draghi for making that decision imminently, placed the Euro for a couple of hours below $ 1.1747.

Before trading in the markets, the Euro was established with an equivalence of $ 1.1667. At the end of the first day of trading, the ECB established as the first official exchange rate of $ 1.1789, but in the following months depreciated appreciably to score a minimum of $ 0.8272 in October 2000.