Change Everything or Face A Global Katrina
One of those who saw opportunity in the floodwaters of New Orleans was Milton Friedman, grand guru of the movement for unfettered capitalism and the man credited with writing the rule-book for the contemporary, hyper-mobile global economy. Ninety ...
August 30, 2015
Into A Time Slip: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Turns 40
And to the extent that Rocky Horror was a tribute to/parody of sci-fi B-movies, as opposed to a sex romp, it chimed with glam's fascination with classic cinema (think Bowie's 'Drive-In Saturday', Roxy's 'Virginia Plain', Sparks' 'This Town Ain't Big ...
August 6, 2015
Saddle up for best kept secret
You can combine a visit to the Dom Tower with the Gothic-style cathedral with 15th century wall paintings. Dom is 367 feet high and open to But a modern magic set of bells, played a little like a piano, ring out the chimes instead. Apparently a ...
August 13, 2015
You Just Got Out of Prison. Now What?
He had picked up Roby So at home in Los Angeles around 3 o'clock that morning, and they'd made it here, to this empty parking lot in front of the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, on the outskirts of San Diego, just after 6. Now, the sun was ...
July 16, 2015
The Power of Perfume
fading black-and-white photographs and reproductions of famous paintings covering almost every inch of wall space, furniture covered with clear plastic (to be removed if “company” ever came), a grandfather clock that would chime every 15 minutes, a ...
July 9, 2015
Jeb Bush: 'People should work longer hours'
Which means we have to be a lot more productive, workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows. It means that people Ted Cruz's campaign also chimed in, invoking the specter of Romney's infamous “47 percent” remark: “It would ...
July 9, 2015
Time well spent: Clockmaker cherishes stories from each timepiece
HICKORY – A modern-day Geppetto, David Pendley spends his days surrounded by clocks of all types and description. He spends almost two hours twice . It can plug right into the wall and tell time based on the rate of the current passing through it ...
July 21, 2015
Today I am posting, for the first time, the entire section on Hurricane Katrina from my last book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism . Rereading the chapter 10 years after the events transpired, I am struck most by this fact: the... That is one way in which the Disaster Capitalism Complex perpetuates itself and protects its lucrative market. I dodged into the food line behind Perry and asked him to talk to me as if we were old friends, which he kindly did. Born and raised in New Orleans, he’d been out of the flooded city for a week. Finally they ended up here, a sprawling convention centre, normally home to pharmaceutical trade shows and “Capital City Carnage: The Ultimate in Steel Cage Fighting,” now jammed with two thousand cots and a mess of angry, exhausted people being... The news racing around the shelter that day was that Richard Baker, a prominent Republican Congressman from this city, had told a group of lobbyists, “We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. ” Joseph Canizaro, one of New Orleans’ wealthiest developers, had just expressed a similar sentiment: “I think we have a clean.
Think of Holland for a break and the first place that comes to mind is bustling Amsterdam renowned for discovering all about Rembrandt or for its ‘nightlife’ and cafe culture. Yes Utrecht, not necessarily known as a tourist magnet for UK visitors, but one which will steal your heart away if you ever visit. Museums, wonderful architecture, spectacular churches, music – and this year also the start of the Tour de France 2015. And don’t forget the friendly folk who live and work there. Utrecht’s inner city is small enough to explore on foot quite comfortably, with beautiful canals lined with wharf cellars once used as warehouses for goods carried by water and now offices, shops and cafes and bars. There is also superb shopping in its medieval streets which escaped the bombing damage of so many places across Europe during the Second World War. There are many museums and my favourite has to be Museum Speelklok Its collection contains carillon clocks, musical boxes, Flötenuhren, pianolas, an amazing singing nightingale, and street, fairground and dance organs which thunder out when... Guided tours set out through Museum Speelklok (www. A very different museum is that of Dick Bruna House (www. At the city’s heart is the Dom Tower, which you can see from any point in Utrecht and is an easy way of checking just where you are and not getting lost. You can combine a visit to the Dom Tower with the Gothic-style cathedral with 15th century wall paintings.
“Work force participation rates are low,” Bush said. A Bush aide responded promptly to the DNC’s remarks in a statement, claiming, “Under President Obama, we have the lowest work-force participation rate since 1977, and too many Americans are falling behind. Only Washington Democrats could be out-of-touch enough to criticize giving more Americans the ability to work, earn a paycheck, and make ends meet. “It would seem to me that Gov Bush would want to avoid the kind of comments that led voters to believe that Governor Romney was out of touch with the economic struggles many Americans are facing,” Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler said in a statment. According to a Gallup poll conducted in 2014, fewer Americans are working the standard 40-hour week now than in previous decades. That study suggested that many Americans reported working on average 47 hours per week, which amounts to nearly one additional workday longer than a week consisting of a five-day, 9-to-5 work schedule. Beyond that, there are many Americans who are underemployed, confined to part-time versions of what used to be full-time jobs.
Kewaunee's grandfather clock set to chime once again
The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires to be constantly wound up.-William Hazlitt NOTE: Since this article's original publication, Kewaunee's grandfather clock has been ... a charming--and once-chiming--roadside ...
June 16, 2015
Courthouse ready for chime time
A new clock mechanism and electronic carillon, installed last month in the courthouse clock tower, offered the County Board the opportunity to play bell/chime versions of songs ranging from "Hey Jude" to "Achy Breaky Heart" to "I'm a Little Teapot."
May 5, 2015
Use wall clocks to enhance home decor
Another kind of wall-clock that you can consider are those that come equipped with front-opening beveled glass doors, polished brass lyre pendulums, and are quartz-driven. These clocks are generally key-wound with chime silence options. Some of the many ...
February 24, 2015
Howard Miller Contemporary Pendulum Wall Clock, Brushed Nickel, Hudson
This contemporary pendulum clock is perfect on our 42-inch recessed wall. It is functional and has a rather sleek and unique style that fits our decor. Just add two AA batteries, hook the pendulum to the ring and you're good to go. Appears to be keeping ...
December 15, 2014
Soundfreaq Launches Sound Rise, New Modern Wireless Bedroom Speaker and Alarm Clock
music or alarm chime. “Nightstands quickly get cluttered with lots of things so we wanted to create a simple, smart, and compact modern alarm clock that looks beautiful in your bedroom and brings more music into your life,” said Matthew Paprocki ...
April 2, 2014
TIMELESS TREASURES: Champ’s Clock Shop a destination for unique timepiece enthusiasts
Jeff Champion, part owner of Champ’s Clock Shop in Douglasville, believes chiming time pieces represent “the heartbeat of a family home.” He said he especially feels that way about standing, grandfather or wall-mounted clocks which chime, ring or ...
March 18, 2014
Is this a wind up? Woman set for three days winding her 5,000 clocks back an hour
The colourful collection, believed to be the biggest in the world, covers every wall in the ground floor flat and is worth around 15,000 pounds. The flat is full of the sound of ticking clocks and on the hour several of the timepieces chime together.
October 25, 2013