Helpful tips for Nov 2018 – a bit of this and a bit of that for everyone

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Helpful tips for November 2018

In this issue:

General tips
Articles of the day
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary

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General tips
Courtesy of the research team at http://www.sterlingcreations.ca

Here are some important facts to know about your dog:
Most painful spots would be their noses and tails.
If you pull their tails then you can hurt them lots.
If you hit them on the nose, it hurts like hell.

About bears:
They sleep for about 22 hours of the day during the winter.

Some facts about squash:
Some Of The Popular Squash Varieties And What To Do With Them:
Acorn:
This is the most common variety, but there’s also a yellow, cream and
multicolored acorn with green, cream, gold, white and orange flesh. Its skin
is hard and ridged,
making it impossible to peel before cooking, but its sweet, dry flesh makes
it ideal for baking and also great for stuffing.
Butternut:
The skin is thin, making it easy to peel. Especially good cubed and baked,
but its small cavity makes it difficult to stuff. Has a delicious creamy,
satiny texture. Good in
soups and stews.
Buttercup:
Its rich orange flesh is fine-textured and has a sweet, nutty flavor.
Prepare like you would an acorn squash. Good for soups, purees and baked
goods, especially cakes.
Delicata:
Try halving it and roasting with a sprinkling of butter, fresh lime juice
and chili powder.
Hubbard:
This one’s a big boy, or can be, often weighing up to almost 40 pounds. The
larger, irregular-shaped ones are sold precut, but you can always find a
nicely shaped
smaller one. Comes in a rich orange, dark green or a subtle sage shade. The
flesh has a tendency to be dry, but it’s also quite sweet and flavorful.
Best when it’s
quartered, seasoned and baked covered, then mashed with cream and butter.
Pumpkin:
For eating, select the pie pumpkin or sugar pumpkin. Great
in pies, breads, soups and as a pasta filling. The miniature
Jack-Be-Littles are perfect for stuffing.
Spaghetti:
This squash gets its name from its flesh, which once baked is scraped with a
fork to produce spaghettilike strands. Toss with some freshly grated
Parmesan cheese
and butter, or dress with a light tomato sauce.
Turban:
When you see this squash, you’ll understand its name. Sometimes called
Turk’s Turban, its brightly colored shell makes a spectacular presentation,
especially for
serving
soup made from the rich flesh. Can be used in most recipes that call for
pumpkin or butternut. Also great in baked goods or purees.

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Articles of the day
Chosen by the Business Desk team

Courtesy of Mama Peach
Cleaning Cookware
Cookware . . .
Remove tough-to-clean food and grease from enamel broiling pans by covering
the bottom with a layer of powdered detergent or water softener. Cover with
a wet towel and leave for several hours. This should loosen
baked-on grease enough to wash without effort.
To remove stains on nonstick finishes, mix 2 tablespoons baking powder, 1 /2
cup chlorine bleach and 1 cup of water. Put the mixture in the stained pot
and let it boil for about 10 minutes. Wash with soap and water,
dry, then rub a little vegetable oil on the surface. Don’t allow the mixture
to boil over or it might leave spots on the exterior finish of the pot.
To save scorched pans, remove as much burned food as possible from the pan.
Sprinkle the bottom with baking soda to form a good layer over the burned
area. Add 1 1 /2 cups water and let it stand overnight. Use a
rubber spatula to scrape and lift remains.
To remove burned food from enamel pots, cover the bottom of the pot with
water and add 4 or 5 tablespoons of salt. Let the pot soak overnight and
then bring the mixture to a boil.
Tackling Cast-Iron Cookware . . . Commercial oven cleaners will clean the
OUTSIDE of cast-iron cookware. Use as directed but make sure not to use it
on the inside. Rinse well after cleaning.
To clean the INSIDE of your cast-iron cookware, instead of washing after
each use with soap and water, try shaking salt on the cookware and wiping
clean. Keeps food from sticking when frying and needs only to be
washed every other use. A light coating of cooking oil won’t hurt either.
Prevents rust!
Pancakes won’t stick if you rub your griddle with salt first.
A little salt and vinegar will clean copper bottoms on pots and pans. Just
sprinkle on, rub lightly and wash as usual. Or rub with a lemon dipped in
salt. Wipe off with a wet cloth, dry and apply lemon oil, car or floor
wax. In a pinch, you can sometimes clean copper with ketchup.
Rust can be removed from metal baking dishes by scouring with a raw potato
and your favorite detergent.
For a quick way to clean your stainless-steel teapot, simply pop a
denture-cleaning tablet into the pot and top it up with warm water. Leave
for an hour or two and then give the pot a good rinse.
To make a great scraper that is strong but won’t damage the surface of your
pots and pans, take a wooden spoon and a handsaw. Square off the rounded end
by cutting off half the spoon’s bowl and sand the edge
smooth.

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Courtesy of Mama Peach
Cleaning Flatware
Restore the shine to your kitchen cutlery by simply rubbing the item with an
ordinary cork!
Remove egg stains on flatware by rubbing with damp salt.
When washing a lot of cutlery by hand, pop a colander into the soapy water.
As you wash, put the cutlery into the colander. Now you can rinse all the
cutlery at the same time by running the full colander under the
cold water tap.
To quickly clean tarnished silver, run about a quart of hot water into your
kitchen or bathroom sink (cool enough not to burn you). Dissolve 1
tablespoon washing soda * (or laundry water softener) and 1 tablespoon
salt in the water. Place a sheet of aluminum foil on the bottom of the sink
and place your tarnished silver on the foil. The silver that’s both touching
the foil and covered by the water should become clean within 10
seconds. If badly tarnished, rub silver item with a cloth after removing it
from the water. Works on silver and gold jewelry too. Or the next time you
boil potatoes, cool the leftover potato water and dip your tarnished
silverware into it.

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From the pages of Donna’s diary
HOTEL travel tips

I was inspired to write this given that in recent times I seem to be
forgetting something or other each time I check out of my hotel room and I
must say that lady luck has been on my side as for the most part I have been
able to recover my treasured article.

Some months ago it was my beloved jade ring that I forgot on the night table
but thanks to an honest person I was able to get it back. Then when I read
the tips from my dear friend Dan Thompson I decided to take action.

The important thing here is to be able to have any and everything that you
remove from your briefcase or carry on bag all very close at hand and in one
spot and if you remove such things as jewellery then best to put it in a
place that is easy to see and find.

I am now going to add Dan’s suggestions to my diary entry and it is below.
If you’ve ever left something behind in a hotel room, you are
going to love this tip. Make this the first thing you do when you walk in
your room:
Take a hand towel from the bathroom and spread it out on the desk or other
counter top in the room. This becomes the de facto place for all of your
things that you have a
place for at home. Put your room key on the towel, your car keys,
sunglasses, rechargers, wallet—everything. Now every thing is visible in one
spot, rather than scattered
about the room. As you come and go, return these items to their place on the
towel. When you’re ready to check out, no searching, nothing left behind.

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Top apps of the week – from the Apple Viz newsletter October 2018

If you are in the market for something to help you save time while at the
same time pop a problem; then you have come to the right place.
Below, you will find something to help you just do that and if you would
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Welcome to the October 2018 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly
newsletter which aims to highlight what’s new and noteworthy on the AppleVis
website. Below, you’ll find a selection of the best content posted to
AppleVis – from new app entries, to app updates, to the latest news and
podcasts. For easier navigation, the major sections of this post are at
heading level 3, and each individual item is at heading level 4.

…. New and Noteworthy App Entries

1. Blindfold Doggy (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)

Blindfold Doggy is a fully accessible dog ownership simulation game, for
both sighted and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play.
The object of the game is care for your dog: the better you care for your
dog, the more points you’ll score.

After learning the sounds your dog makes when he needs something, you must
take care of your dog: feed him, walk him, give him water, brush him and
play with him.

For example, to walk your dog, put on his collar and leash, open the door
and start walking: swipe down with one finger. Each down swipe takes you one
step further from home. Each up swipe takes you one step closer to home.
When you leave the house for a walk, the front door automatically closes
behind you. To go back inside, walk back to the door and open it. Make sure
you close the door, or your dog may run away.

Once you’ve mastered taking care of one dog, try taking care of two. It’s
much harder!

Then try the adventure game – go shopping for new toys and food, and take
your dog to the veterinarian for routine checkups.

The game comes with limited play before you run out of food. To get
unlimited play, or other options, use the in-app upgrades.

Current Version: 1.5.5 (October 26, 2018)
Read Blindfold Doggy’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/blindfold-doggy
Visit Blindfold Doggy’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindfold-doggy/id1435160109?mt=8&at=11l4LS

2. Dwell – Audio Bible App (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)

Fall in love with listening to the Bible.

Listening has been our focus from the beginning. Our app offers 4 brand new
recordings of the Bible, each showcasing a unique and inspiring voice.
We’ve also made the Bible easily explorable. Quickly access Scripture
through popular Passages, Stories, Themed Playlists, even Listening Plans.
Or listen the more traditional way, book by book.

What makes Dwell so unique is that you can switch voices and background
music on the fly without losing your place in the audio. Plus, every book,
story, playlist, and plan is accompanied by beautiful artwork. Download
Dwell and enjoy a world-class? listening experience of the most important
book in history: the Bible.

Listen free with occasional in-house ads, or get Dwell Premium.

Dwell Free: Features

* Access to 1 voice for listening to Scripture
* Hear occasional ads

Dwell Premium: Features

* Unlocks all 4 unique and inspiring voices for Scripture listening
* Interruption-free listening

Current Version: 1.2.2 (October 17, 2018)
Read Dwell – Audio Bible App’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/reference/dwell-audio-bible-app
Visit Dwell – Audio Bible App’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dwell-audio-bible-app/id1343917374

3. Out Of Tune – Live Music Game (iOS, Free)

Out Of Tune is a live music game where you compete to win a cash prize. All
you need to do is correctly guess 10 songs. The game is played every weekday
at 8p ET / 5p PT and 11p ET / 8p PT.

Current Version: 1.0.14 (October 28, 2018)
Read Out Of Tune – Live Music Game’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/out-tune-live-music-game
Visit Out Of Tune – Live Music Game’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/out-of-tune-live-music-game/id1361857195?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8&at=11l4LS

All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at:

iOS http://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=ios_app_directory
Mac http://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=mac_app_directory
Apple Watch
http://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_watch_app_directory
Apple TV http://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_tv_app_directory

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Let’s Talk Tips for Thursday, November 1st 2018 – Volume 2

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This month in Let’s Talk Tips:

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#Technology
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1.) How to Check if Your Facebook Account Got Hacked – And How Badly
Following the bombshell disclosure made by Facebook last month that as many
as 90 million of its users may have had their access tokens stolen by
hackers, this article from Wired tells you how to see if you were one of
them, and if so, what the hackers got from your account.
http://bit.ly/2yuHUOH

2.) Apple Watch Embraces USB-C With New Charging Cable
Charge your Watch from your MacBook and maybe new iPad Pro. Continuing its
move towards embracing USB Type-C, Apple has released a charging cable for
the Apple Watch that uses the new connectivity standard, via Apple Insider.
http://bit.ly/2q3EU7p

3.) Apple Announces iPad Pro and Mac Event for October 30th 2018
Apple isn’t done with product events for 2018. On October 18th 2018 the
company issued media invites for an October 30th 2018 event in Brooklyn, New
York where it’s widely expected we’ll see new iPad Pro tablets and
potentially several updates to the Mac lineup.
http://bit.ly/2JblNRA

4.) Microsoft + Github Moves Forward
Microsoft’s upcoming $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub has cleared another
major hurdle: the EU has approved the deal after determining that there are
no antitrust concerns in Microsoft buying the popular open-source software
repository, via the Financial Times.
http://bit.ly/2AkZV3s

5.) Apple Watch Controls Drone
Skydio’s self-flying drone can now be controlled using just an Apple Watch.
Skydio, the California-based drone maker that specializes in self-flying
software, announced a new update on October 17th 2018 that will let owners
of its R1 drone launch, control, and even manually fly the drone entirely
from an Apple Watch.
http://bit.ly/2PGXfSJ

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#Nutrition
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1.) Diabetes Type 2 Exercise Tips
Try these easy exercise tips to help keep your blood sugar levels low.
http://bit.ly/2CzkZVx

2.) Training and Nutrition Tips from Pro Mountain Biker Kate Courtney
The 22-year-old shares her “food podium” picks and a daily recovery habit
(that doesn’t involve eating or training).
http://bit.ly/2AkRnJV

3.) 5 Simple 10 Minute Workouts To Improve Weight Loss
Don’t have time for the gym? Try these 5 simple 10-minute workouts to burn
belly fat, tone legs and improve weight loss.
http://bit.ly/2AkRo0r

4.) Diets Bad. Habits Good.
Weight loss and crash diets beware, yo-yo dieting can give you belly fat. Or
worse. Use these 6 simple tips to lose weight.
http://bit.ly/2ythyMV

5.) Beginner Fitness Tips
5 tips to succeed in your workouts if you’re just starting out by Taylor
Hynes, a certified strength and conditioning coach and director of Player
Performance and Wellness for the FC UNITED and Team ONE lacrosse clubs.
http://bit.ly/2ySywUy

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1.) Facebook Dissects The Art of Fake News In New Series
Facebook has introduced the ‘Hunt for False News’ series in an attempt to be
transparent about misinformation. Antonia Woodford, product manager at
Facebook, published the first “Hunt for False News” blog post on October
19th 2018, examining three false stories that circulated on the site before
they were debunked.
http://bit.ly/2PTPE3i

2.) Google Quietly Redesigns YouTube Video Embeds
YouTube is constantly changing up various aspects of its design, and we’ve
noticed that the platform has quietly made a big change recently. YouTube
video embeds now have a clean new look that offers up some handy new
shortcuts as well.
http://bit.ly/2yvtcXE

3.) In-Stream Video Ads on Twitter Go Worldwide
In a small but significant change for social media marketers Twitter is once
again expanding its ad options. As of October 1st 2018, in-stream Twitter
video ads can be viewed by users around the world. Previously, publishers
could only monetize videos in their own regional markets. This move isn’t
too surprising, since according to the latest Twitter performance report,
video ads remain their fastest-growing ad format.
http://bit.ly/2q5iF0E

4.) Looking Back at Google+
Google+ is shutting down at last. Google announced on October 8th 2018 that
it’s sunsetting its consumer-facing social network due to lack of user and
developer adoption, low usage and engagement. Oh, and a data leak. It even
revealed how poorly the network is performing, noting that 90 percent of
Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds long. Yikes.
https://tcrn.ch/2PGXZqZ

5.) SnapChat + Amazon = Snap That Into My Cart
Ecommerce through Snapchat? Who would’ve thought? Snap users can now use
their cameras to scan barcodes or take pictures of items they want to buy.
The app will then open a small on-screen card that will show the product’s
name, price, thumbnail image, average review score, and Prime availability.
When tapped, that card will redirect them to Amazon to complete the
purchase. Social ecommerce is heating up – and it looks like Instagram and
Pinterest have found a competitor after all. (This feature only available in
the US at the moment).
http://bit.ly/2R3R77r

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#Business
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1.) Houston’s Senior Housing Construction Rush Came Too Soon
Senior housing developers and experts at Bisnow’s Houston Senior Housing:
The Silver Tsunami event at The Westin Thursday said the city is five to
seven years away from its “silver tsunami” — the boom spurred by the baby
boomer generation — and the metro is now faced with a temporary slowdown of
senior housing development.
http://bit.ly/2OEbBXB

2.) Outpatient Home Therapy Market New Business Opportunities and Investment
Research Report
Every market has a skeleton of its own, and this published report too
includes a detailed skeleton for the Outpatient Home Therapy market.
http://bit.ly/2ECDk6C

3.) Fujitsu “Live Talk”
Fujitsu announced on October 1st 2018 that it is providing its Fujitsu
Software LiveTalk for use in Kikkoman Corporation’s restaurant, Kikkoman
Live Kitchen Tokyo, set to open November 1st 2018. LiveTalk translates to a
customer’s preferred language in real-time and displays it as text on
multiple mobile devices.
http://bit.ly/2CYm3Di

4.) Meals on Wheels VANTAGE Merger
To address community needs, the nonprofit agency announced on October 2nd
2018 that it will be merging with VANTAGE Aging. Conversations of a possible
merger began nearly two years ago, said Dawn Moeglin, director of community
engagement at VANTAGE. It all started with a simple question: How can we
work together?
http://bit.ly/2OFgnUI

5.) Good News For Sports Based Startups
Dentsu and Scrum Ventures Inspire Global Startups with Sports Technology.
Dentsu Inc. has announced it and Scrum Ventures LLC, a US-based venture
capital firm, will co-host the SPORTS TECH TOKYO in 2019 in Japan and the
U.S. This acceleration program originates in Japan and aims to help the
growth of sports-based startups gathering from all over the world and
provide opportunities to companies in need of open innovation.
http://bit.ly/2CWCkbO

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#Advocacy
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1.) No Blind People In Trump Tower
Donald Trump Ordered Illegal Removal of Braille Because ‘No Blind People are
Going to Live in Trump Tower’:
http://bit.ly/2R5eqxF

2.) Senators Urge the DOJ to Weigh in on ADA Impact on Websites
A pair of U.S. senators from Iowa say it’s unclear whether the landmark
Americans with Disabilities Act transcends the physical world into the cyber
realm.
http://bit.ly/2ySAft0

3.) Accessible Learning
Accessibility must be more than an add-on to online pedagogy. How accessible
is online learning?
http://bit.ly/2q2Ya51

4.) Live Show Access Barriers
Disabled music fans were asked to get vocal about access barriers at live
shows. New research works to make live events more accessible for people
with disabilities.
http://bit.ly/2ODksJ3

5.) Will Braille survive?
Can Braille survive in a smartphone world? The number of Braille readers has
decreased significantly in the last 50 years.
http://bit.ly/2J93oVA

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Meet Alter Ego

If you are in the market for something to help you save time while at the
same time pop a problem; then you have come to the right place.
Below, you will find something to help you just do that and if you would
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Meet Alter Ego
(iOS, US$4.99)

Hey! How would you like to dream a bit and do it in style?
Not possible you say? We say quite possible and we have an app to help you
do just that.
Please read on!

What if you could live your life over again?
In this text-based interactive fiction, you choose what happens next. It’s
in the style of pick-a-path gamebooks, but with over a thousand
multiple-choice questions, it’s much longer and deeper than traditional
gamebooks. Alter Ego starts at birth and ends at death, including two
substantially different versions, depending on whether you choose to be male
or female.

Will you grow up to be confident and happy? Will you fight with bullies, or
befriend them? Will you find a date to the senior prom? Will you marry and
have kids, or start your own business and become a millionaire? The choice
is yours.
This game will change your life.

Current Version: 1.3.0 (July 9, 2015)
Read Alter Ego’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/alter-ego
Visit Alter Ego’s App Store Page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/alter-ego/id329703516?mt=8&uo=8&at=11l4LS

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A review of the China Palace Restaurant – fine dining Chinese style

A review of the China Palace Restaurant
By Donna J. Jodhan

If you happen to visit Port of Spain Trinidad any time soon then by all
means! You owe it to yourself to check out this fine dining Chinese Buffet
Restaurant..

Introduction:
I have been a very fervent and faithful fan of this particular restaurant
for several years now.
Situated in Port of Spain Trinidad, this restaurant offers a sumptuous
buffet every Wednesday evening starting at around 7:00 pm or shortly before.

So how would I rate their services? With 1 being the lowest and 5 being the
highest, here are my ratings.
Service desk assistance – 4
Assistance for guests with special needs – 4
Assistance at restaurant – 4

Remarks :

For seniors and those using mobility devices, the steps leading to this
restaurant is a bit problematic. However, space between tables is adequate.
About restaurant staff:
They are reasonably accommodating, helpful, and are quick to assist me
before I ask.

My meal:
Meals are usually very enjoyable and the food is always fresh and tasty.

Any suggestions?
Maybe this restaurant could offer a few more items on its buffet.
Maybe also to increase of weekly buffets.

Contact info:
The China Palace Restaurant is located in Port of Spain Trinidad.
In the Ellersly Plaza.

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Meet Lifeline 2

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same time pop a problem; then you have come to the right place.
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like to learn more then visit us at www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html
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Meet Lifeline 2
(iOS, US$0.99)

Okay; if you enjoyed the original lifeline app then the Lifeline 2 is a must
have for you and you need to read on!

The original Lifeline took the App Store by storm, reaching #1 Top Paid Game
on iPhone and Apple Watch in 29 countries. Its compelling mix of real-time
storytelling and Dave Justus’s suspenseful writing continues to capture
the imaginations of countless players worldwide.
Lifeline 2 raises the bar with a new story almost twice as long as the
original, with many more choices and paths to explore. Lifeline 2 features a
28-minute original soundtrack and is fully optimized for watchOS 2,
delivering the best Lifeline experience on Apple Watch yet.

The second story in the Lifeline series connects you with Arika, a young
woman on a deadly quest to avenge her parents and rescue her long-lost
brother. Your choices will keep her alive and help her succeed as she faces
mortal danger on her way to a final, fateful showdown against the forces
that threaten all of humanity.

Lifeline stories play out in real time. As Arika travels to complete her
quest, notifications deliver new messages throughout your day. Keep up as
they come in, or catch up later when you’re free. You can even respond to
Arika directly from your Apple Watch or your iPhone lock screen, without
launching into the app on your phone.

After completing any story branch, you can rewind to earlier parts of the
story, or speed through parts you’ve already read. See what happens when
you make a different choice: will you guide Arika virtuously, or cut corners
to gain an edge? Seemingly simple actions can deeply affect the outcome.

Arika’s story, and the fate of the world, depend on your judgment. You
will face the consequences together, because Arika is relying on YOU.

Current Version: 1.4 (December 2, 2015)
Read Lifeline 2’s AppleVis iOS App Directory for more information
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How to help lawyers become more aware – attracting customers with special needs

Hello everyone:
Each month I will be responding to a question; chosen from a pool of some of
the most commonly asked ones that I have been asked over the years and
continue to be asked.
This month, I’d like to answer the following question:
How to help lawyers become more aware
By Donna J. Jodhan

For the most part, this is an ongoing process when it comes to helping
lawyers to become more aware. In the general scheme of things, we visit
lawyers to have them assist us with such things as mortgages, wills, and all
kinds of legal papers.

So the trick here is to have them make their documents accessible and
readable. Here are a few points to get you started.

1. Let lawyers know that they can make their documents accessible and
readable by providing them in electronic formats. That is, in Word, Text,
or accessible PDF formats.

2. If in PDF format, then the PDF document needs to be formatted using the
appropriate tags in order to make the content readable.

3. Lawyers should be told that clients with vision impairments can
definitely sign their own documents through the use of signature guides and
if the client has enough vision to read with magnifiers, then they can use
their magnifiers to locate the appropriate line on which to sign.

4. Clients should consider going the extra mile to help lawyers become more
aware of how they work with documents.

5. Clients need to help lawyers obtain a reasonable comfort level when
interaction between lawyer and client take place.

This is a good starting point but of course, there are more points to be
considered.

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Top app of the week – Meet the Yahoo Video Guide

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Meet the Yahoo Video Guide
From searching to streaming in seconds!
(iOS, Free)

If you are tired of spending too much time trying to find something to watch
on the Internet then you need to read on.
This may be what you’re looking for!

Spending too much time jumping between streaming services to find something
to watch? Stop searching and start watching!
There’s a better, simpler way to find something to watch on Netflix, Hulu,
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all your favorite TV shows and movies in one beautiful app.
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Helpful tips for October 2018

Hello there and welcome to our monthly feature of all kinds of tips.
We at the business desk are pleased to bring you our monthly feature of a
plethora of tips that cover a wide range of topics.
All of our tips are designed to help you save time, cut down on your
research, and help you get ahead.
So go ahead and read on.
This week we bring you our monthly tips.
It’s what we do for a living! We help you to help yourself!
Enjoy!
From the business desk team at http://www.sterlingcreations.com.
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld

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Helpful tips for October 2018

In this issue:

General tips
Articles of the day
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary

Now you can subscribe to “‘Let’s Talk Tips”‘ which is my monthly resource
for the most current and reliable
informational tips available in the areas of Technology, Nutrition, Media,
Business, and Advocacy.
http://bit.ly/ADJSubscribe

_________________________

General tips
Courtesy of the research team at http://www.sterlingcreations.ca

Okay, here is one sure way for you to ensure that your cake is fully baked:
Stick a tooth pick into the middle of your cake.
Then slowly withdraw it from your cake.
If it comes out clean with no residual on it, then it is baked!

About sharks:
If you ever find yourself having to defend yourself against a shark, then
try this!
Punch them if you can either in the eye or in the gills.

A note on basements:
They are very warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Some INTERESTING SUMMER FOOD FACTS:
1. Corn on the cob: Did you know that corn is the largest crop in the United
States? The origin of cultivated corn is unknown, however.
2. Watermelons: Watermelons originally came from the Kalahari Desert region
in Africa, which is interesting because the average watermelon is 92 percent
water.
3. Peaches: During the mid-1980s, world peach production totaled about 5.5
million metric tons per year. The highest peach-producing countries were the
United States
and Italy.
4. Strawberries: The strawberry is actually a member of the rose family.
Each strawberry contains approximately 200 seeds.
5. Fresh fish: The first person to write in English about using a fishing
rod was Dame Juliana Berners, whose Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle
(1496) remained the
basis of fishing knowledge in England for 150 years.
6. Lemonade: President Rutherford B. Hayes’s wife Lucy was called Lemonade
Lucy because she was a staunch advocate of the temperance movement and would
not
serve strong drinks at the White House.
7. Barbecue: The word barbecue comes from the Arawak word barbakoa, meaning
“frame of sticks.”
8. Ice cream: One of the world’s most popular desserts, ice cream was most
likely first created in China, around 2000 BC.
9. Tomatoes: Up until the mid-19th century, many cultures thought the tomato
was poisonous. Today tomatoes are one of the most widely cultivated crops.
10. Potato salad: What’s a cookout without potato salad? Americans sure must
eat a lot of it: The U.S. potato harvest in 1999 yielded 21.7 million metric
tons of
potatoes!

_________________________

Articles of the day
Chosen by the Business Desk team

Candy: A History

Amy Pataki, Toronto Star, October 25, 2012

They resemble barber poles, spearmint leaves and teddy bears.

They taste of violets, cinnamon, wintergreen and molasses.

They come imprinted with messages, impaled on sticks or rolled in
cornstarch. We buy them in bulk or wrapped in comic strips.

They are the candies we’ve loved for decades. Each is a ticket back to
childhood.

It’s not hard to see the enduring appeal of candy. It comes down to sugar
dissolved in water. Depending on how it’s cooked, you get nougat, toffee,
hard sucking candies, caramels, marshmallows, lollipops or chewing gum.
Chocolate is a category better saved for Valentine’s Day.

This close to Halloween, candy is on our minds. Children aren’t the only

fans: the National Confectioners Association of America reports about 40 per
cent of adults will eat their kids’ trick-or-treating loot. (Guilty as
charged.)

Here’s a look at candy through the decades, 140 years of sugary goodness.

Reminder: Brush your teeth after reading.

TIMELINE

1880s George Renninger of the now-defunct Wunderlee Candy Co. developed
candy corn, a waxy confection mimicking the shape and colour of dried corn
kernels but three times the size.

Today, more than 35 million pounds a year are made in the U.S., where Oct.

30 is National Candy Corn Day.

1890s New American Leo Hirshfield began making Tootsie Rolls in 1896, naming
the chewy candies after his daughter. They are still made by NYSE-listed
Tootsie Roll Industries.

During the Korean War, U.S. Marines used “Tootsie Rolls” as a code name for
60-mm mortar ammunition. When a quartermaster mistakenly shipped actual
candy to American troops encircled by enemy soldiers at the Chosin Reservoir
in November and December 1950, the candy kept the marines from starving (and
plugs bullet holes in their equipment) until they battled their way out days
later with real ammunition.

1900s The New England Confectionery Co., or Necco, was born in 1901 from
three firms. Necco’s Canada Mints were a success north of the border before
winning over Americans in 1908.

Necco wafers, powdery pastel discs still wrapped in wax paper, were given to
Inuit children by explorer Donald MacMillan in 1913 and went to the
Antarctic with Admiral Richard Byrd in the 1930s. When Necco, a few years
ago, switched to natural flavourings, sales fell 35 per cent.

1910s Candy maker Clarence Crane invented Life Savers in 1912 as a “summer
candy,” a nonmelting alternative to chocolates. The original Pep O Mint
flavour was eventually joined by 40 others.

To mark the end of World War I, British confectioner Bassett’s started
selling “Peace Babies,” relaunched in 1953 as Jelly Babies. The
starch-dusted jellies were linked to such pop cultural icons as Doctor Who
and Beatle George Harrison (who regretted telling fans he liked them after
they pelted him on stage). High-school chemistry students also dropped the
sugary treats into potassium chloride to produce impressive effects in an
experiment called “screaming jelly babies.”

1920s Hans Riegel of Bonn-based Haribo invented a bear-shaped fruit gelatin
in 1922, the start of gummy bears.

Popular American dance the Charleston lent its name to Charleston Chew, a
chocolate-covered vanilla taffy that debuted in 1922. Adherents insisted it
was better frozen.

In Austria, Eduard Haas III started selling Pez in 1927 as a mint for
adults. The dispenser resembled a cigarette lighter; only in the ’50s does
the company graft on cartoon heads and market fruit-flavoured Pez for
children.

Fleer Candy Co. accountant Walter Diemer accidentally invented Dubble Bubble
in 1928. The comic strip was added two years later.

1930s Manhattan’s Charles Howard channelled flower power in his search for a
unique candy, leading to Choward’s Violet Candies, square pastilles with a
soapy taste. Talk about long-lasting: Not only are Violet Candies still for
sale, their taste lingers for hours.

1940s During World War II, candy production was halted in England, the U.S.

and elsewhere due to rationing.

After the war, Jolly Rancher Co. opened in 1949, selling hard fruit candies
in Denver. Lemon, an original flavour, was later replaced by blue raspberry
to satisfy kids requesting a blue candy.

Also in 1949, Brit immigrant Edward Dee founded Ce De Candy, makers of
Rockets, in New Jersey. Called Smarties in the U.S., the crumbly, tart-sweet
pastel wafers are now made

round-the-clock in the company’s Newmarket, Ont., plant. (The original
Toronto factory, opened in 1963 on Queen St. W., is now the Candy Factory
Lofts.)

1950s Chicago’s Ferrara Pan Candy Co. captured the Cold War zeitgeist with
the Atomic FireBall in 1954, a cinnamon jawbreaker with a mushroom-cloud
logo. It was an instant hit; about 15 million of the red-hot candies are
still consumed each week worldwide.

As a Christmas 1954 novelty item, British confectioner Matlow Brothers (now
Swizzels Matlow) printed “I love you” on heart-shaped fizzy candy. Love
Hearts soon go into production with wider messages. “Luv u 24/7” is a more
recent one.

Spanish businessman Enric Bernat turned an apple jam factory into Chupa Chup
lollipops in 1958 after seeing how sticky hands upset parents. “So I stuck a
sweet on a stick,” he said, hiring Salvador Dali to design the logo and
stocking them in arms’ reach of children.

In 1952 local firm Poppa Corn Corp unveiled Lucky Elephant Pink Candy
Popcorn. There’s still a prize in every box. Toronto’s own Super-Pufft
Snacks makes the candy today.

1960s

Italian confectioner Ferrero launches Tic Tacs, coated mints shaken from a
hinged plastic box, in America in 1969. They come to Canada soon after.
Orange Tic Tacs feature in the Oscar-nominated movie Juno, directed by
Canadian Jason Reitman and starring Canadian actors Ellen Page and Michael
Cera.

Also in 1969, American Thomas Tate Tidwell patents his method for making
candy with gum inside, paving the way for Charms Blow Pops in 1973.

1970s “Who loves ya, baby?” Thanks to lollipop-loving TV detective Kojak,
Matlow reported “a huge rise” in sales of its Double Lollies (although Kojak
favoured Tootsie Pops).

Willy Wonka’s fictitious creation came to life in 1976 with the Everlasting
Gobstopper, designed by a Chicago company as a small jawbreaker with a
chalky centre. Not only did the gobstoppers fail to reach infinity, a
9-year-old Florida girl suffers burns in 2003 after allegedly biting into
one left out in the sun. MythBusters proves heating a gobstopper can make it
explode in a 2004 episode.

Jelly Belly claimed to make the first gourmet jelly bean in 1976, producing
such exotically believable flavours as coconut and peanut butter. U.S.
President Ronald Reagan was such a fan he sent some up to the Challenger
space shuttle crew in 1983.

1980s The sour decade started with the arrival of Warheads in North America,
a Taiwanese invention coated in malic acid for intense tartness.

After that came Nerds in 1983, tiny pebbles of sweet-sourness sold in two
flavours, then Sour Patch Kids in 1985, made by Hamilton-based Allan Candy
Co.

1990s California company Hotlix started getting attention for its worms,
ants, crickets and meal worm larvae trapped in clear, hard and sometimes
flavoured candy.

The cooked scorpions in Hotlix’s Amber InsectNside Candy pose no danger: a
spokesperson says they are raised for human consumption and lose their venom
after death.

2000s Orbit gum returned to North America in 2001, 57 years after being
launched as a wartime necessity. During World War II, Wrigley had shipped
all its Juicy Fruit, Spearmint and Doublemint gum overseas to American
soldiers, then built Orbit as a stateside civilian brand. When the soldiers,
and the gum, came home, Orbit was discontinued.

2010s Video-game candy. Nintendo endorsed the Wii Klik-On candy dispenser in
2008, a faux “Wiimote” that shoots out Rockets-type pellets at the push of a
button.

Capitalizing on the popularity of the birds-versus-pigs game, Healthy Food
Brands launched Angry Birds Fruit Gummies in 2011. Hard to chew and mildly
fruity, the strawberry-flavoured big brother bird is the best.

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. I wish I had this several months ago. Hope it helps someone else
through that stress of fixing their Venetian Blinds .

.

. How to Repair Vertical and Venetian Blinds

How to Repair Vertical and Venetian Blinds

by Guest on Dec
19, 2010

http://www.411homerepair.com/diy/windows-siding/43-how-to-repair-vertical-an
d-venetian-blinds.html

Vertical blinds and Venetian blinds are the two most popular types of blinds
that you will find in a home. Vertical blinds have long vertical slats that
hang from main head rail, while Venetian blinds have slats hang horizontally
from a top bracket. Blinds can be made of many materials including, but not
limited to plastic, wood, bamboo, metal, or fabric.

Typically, repairing your blinds will involve repairing or replacing one or
more of the slats. Other problems can include a missing or damaged blind
clip, and old or broken cords or string ladders. The procedures for
repairing your blinds will depend on whether you have Venetian or vertical
blinds.

For Vertical Blinds:

If one or more slats are broken or otherwise damaged, single replacement
slats are sold at home improvement stores. Be sure to purchase the right
style and length of slat. Simply remove the damaged slat out from the clip
attaching it to the head rail and gently but firmly slide in the replacement
slat.
Vertical blind clips can also be purchased to replace damaged ones. Remove
the old clip from the head rail and fit the new clip on. When attaching the
slat to the clip, check that the slat is facing the same direction as the
other slats.

Some blinds have a spacer chain that threads through holes in all the slats.
For this type of blinds you have to remove a sequence of slats from the
chain in order to get to the damaged slat. Remove the screw or clip at the
end of the chain before you thread the chain out from the slat at the end
point to the slat you are replacing. Feed the chain back in after you have
done the replacement.

To replace a damaged cord on vertical blinds, remove all the slats from the
main head rail. Take the head rail down from the wall and replace the cords.
The cord package you’ve purchased should contain instructions on how to go
about the replacement.

For Venetian Blinds:

If you have a damaged slat on your Venetian blinds, you can purchase a
replacement slat of the same brand and design at the home improvement store.
To replace the slat, lower the blinds and turn them to their open position.
On the bottommost rail you will find caps that conceal the knots securing
the lift cord and ladder string. Remove the caps and untie the knots
carefully. Pull the lift cords up from the holes in the slats until you
reach the damaged slat to be replaced. After replacing the slat, thread the
lift cords back down through each slat. Re-knot the cords, making sure the
bottom slat is level, and replace the caps.

To replace the lift cord or string ladders on Venetian blinds, you will
first need to take the blinds down from their top bracket. Untie the cords
at the bottom and pull the cords all the way up to the bracket. If you are
replacing the ladders, remove them from the tilt tube in the bracket and
slide them off the sides. Attach the new ladders by reversing your steps. If
you are replacing the lift cords, pull the old cord over the pulleys and out
of the slats. Remember how the lift cord was threaded so you will be able to
install the new one correctly.

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From the pages of Donna’s diary
A checklist for travelers

This is a list that I have compiled over the years as someone who travels
regularly by air and I am very strict on myself when it comes to leaving
some info behind in case of an emergency. I firmly believe that it is
always a good thing to leave important travel info behind so that anyone
wishing to contact me in case of an emergency will be able to trace my
journey from start to finish.

So here is my list.
Include info that contains your flight numbers, airline, and times of
departures and arrivals. If you are travelling by train or by bus, do the
same with regard to train and bus numbers, and travel and departure times.

If you are traveling with someone else then give info on their names as
well.
Give info on phone numbers of hotels, those of friends that you may be
seeing, and most importantly; your own cell phone number and email address
if you are going to have email access.

If you are traveling with someone else then also give their phone numbers
and email address if they are going to have access to email.

Give also details of any meetings that you may be attending. You don’t need
to give out a detailed description of your meetings. Just location and with
whom could be enough.

That’s it and hope this is helpful.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan enjoying my travels.

To learn more about me, visit
http://www.donnajodhan.com

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Helpful tips for October 2018

Hello there and welcome to our monthly feature of all kinds of tips.
We at the business desk are pleased to bring you our monthly feature of a
plethora of tips that cover a wide range of topics.
All of our tips are designed to help you save time, cut down on your
research, and help you get ahead.
So go ahead and read on.
This week we bring you our monthly tips.
It’s what we do for a living! We help you to help yourself!
Enjoy!
From the business desk team at http://www.sterlingcreations.com.
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld

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Helpful tips for October 2018

In this issue:

General tips
Articles of the day
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary

Now you can subscribe to “‘Let’s Talk Tips”‘ which is my monthly resource
for the most current and reliable
informational tips available in the areas of Technology, Nutrition, Media,
Business, and Advocacy.
http://bit.ly/ADJSubscribe

_________________________

General tips
Courtesy of the research team at http://www.sterlingcreations.ca

Okay, here is one sure way for you to ensure that your cake is fully baked:
Stick a tooth pick into the middle of your cake.
Then slowly withdraw it from your cake.
If it comes out clean with no residual on it, then it is baked!

About sharks:
If you ever find yourself having to defend yourself against a shark, then
try this!
Punch them if you can either in the eye or in the gills.

A note on basements:
They are very warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Some INTERESTING SUMMER FOOD FACTS:
1. Corn on the cob: Did you know that corn is the largest crop in the United
States? The origin of cultivated corn is unknown, however.
2. Watermelons: Watermelons originally came from the Kalahari Desert region
in Africa, which is interesting because the average watermelon is 92 percent
water.
3. Peaches: During the mid-1980s, world peach production totaled about 5.5
million metric tons per year. The highest peach-producing countries were the
United States
and Italy.
4. Strawberries: The strawberry is actually a member of the rose family.
Each strawberry contains approximately 200 seeds.
5. Fresh fish: The first person to write in English about using a fishing
rod was Dame Juliana Berners, whose Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle
(1496) remained the
basis of fishing knowledge in England for 150 years.
6. Lemonade: President Rutherford B. Hayes’s wife Lucy was called Lemonade
Lucy because she was a staunch advocate of the temperance movement and would
not
serve strong drinks at the White House.
7. Barbecue: The word barbecue comes from the Arawak word barbakoa, meaning
“frame of sticks.”
8. Ice cream: One of the world’s most popular desserts, ice cream was most
likely first created in China, around 2000 BC.
9. Tomatoes: Up until the mid-19th century, many cultures thought the tomato
was poisonous. Today tomatoes are one of the most widely cultivated crops.
10. Potato salad: What’s a cookout without potato salad? Americans sure must
eat a lot of it: The U.S. potato harvest in 1999 yielded 21.7 million metric
tons of
potatoes!

_________________________

Articles of the day
Chosen by the Business Desk team

Candy: A History

Amy Pataki, Toronto Star, October 25, 2012

They resemble barber poles, spearmint leaves and teddy bears.

They taste of violets, cinnamon, wintergreen and molasses.

They come imprinted with messages, impaled on sticks or rolled in
cornstarch. We buy them in bulk or wrapped in comic strips.

They are the candies we’ve loved for decades. Each is a ticket back to
childhood.

It’s not hard to see the enduring appeal of candy. It comes down to sugar
dissolved in water. Depending on how it’s cooked, you get nougat, toffee,
hard sucking candies, caramels, marshmallows, lollipops or chewing gum.
Chocolate is a category better saved for Valentine’s Day.

This close to Halloween, candy is on our minds. Children aren’t the only

fans: the National Confectioners Association of America reports about 40 per
cent of adults will eat their kids’ trick-or-treating loot. (Guilty as
charged.)

Here’s a look at candy through the decades, 140 years of sugary goodness.

Reminder: Brush your teeth after reading.

TIMELINE

1880s George Renninger of the now-defunct Wunderlee Candy Co. developed
candy corn, a waxy confection mimicking the shape and colour of dried corn
kernels but three times the size.

Today, more than 35 million pounds a year are made in the U.S., where Oct.

30 is National Candy Corn Day.

1890s New American Leo Hirshfield began making Tootsie Rolls in 1896, naming
the chewy candies after his daughter. They are still made by NYSE-listed
Tootsie Roll Industries.

During the Korean War, U.S. Marines used “Tootsie Rolls” as a code name for
60-mm mortar ammunition. When a quartermaster mistakenly shipped actual
candy to American troops encircled by enemy soldiers at the Chosin Reservoir
in November and December 1950, the candy kept the marines from starving (and
plugs bullet holes in their equipment) until they battled their way out days
later with real ammunition.

1900s The New England Confectionery Co., or Necco, was born in 1901 from
three firms. Necco’s Canada Mints were a success north of the border before
winning over Americans in 1908.

Necco wafers, powdery pastel discs still wrapped in wax paper, were given to
Inuit children by explorer Donald MacMillan in 1913 and went to the
Antarctic with Admiral Richard Byrd in the 1930s. When Necco, a few years
ago, switched to natural flavourings, sales fell 35 per cent.

1910s Candy maker Clarence Crane invented Life Savers in 1912 as a “summer
candy,” a nonmelting alternative to chocolates. The original Pep O Mint
flavour was eventually joined by 40 others.

To mark the end of World War I, British confectioner Bassett’s started
selling “Peace Babies,” relaunched in 1953 as Jelly Babies. The
starch-dusted jellies were linked to such pop cultural icons as Doctor Who
and Beatle George Harrison (who regretted telling fans he liked them after
they pelted him on stage). High-school chemistry students also dropped the
sugary treats into potassium chloride to produce impressive effects in an
experiment called “screaming jelly babies.”

1920s Hans Riegel of Bonn-based Haribo invented a bear-shaped fruit gelatin
in 1922, the start of gummy bears.

Popular American dance the Charleston lent its name to Charleston Chew, a
chocolate-covered vanilla taffy that debuted in 1922. Adherents insisted it
was better frozen.

In Austria, Eduard Haas III started selling Pez in 1927 as a mint for
adults. The dispenser resembled a cigarette lighter; only in the ’50s does
the company graft on cartoon heads and market fruit-flavoured Pez for
children.

Fleer Candy Co. accountant Walter Diemer accidentally invented Dubble Bubble
in 1928. The comic strip was added two years later.

1930s Manhattan’s Charles Howard channelled flower power in his search for a
unique candy, leading to Choward’s Violet Candies, square pastilles with a
soapy taste. Talk about long-lasting: Not only are Violet Candies still for
sale, their taste lingers for hours.

1940s During World War II, candy production was halted in England, the U.S.

and elsewhere due to rationing.

After the war, Jolly Rancher Co. opened in 1949, selling hard fruit candies
in Denver. Lemon, an original flavour, was later replaced by blue raspberry
to satisfy kids requesting a blue candy.

Also in 1949, Brit immigrant Edward Dee founded Ce De Candy, makers of
Rockets, in New Jersey. Called Smarties in the U.S., the crumbly, tart-sweet
pastel wafers are now made

round-the-clock in the company’s Newmarket, Ont., plant. (The original
Toronto factory, opened in 1963 on Queen St. W., is now the Candy Factory
Lofts.)

1950s Chicago’s Ferrara Pan Candy Co. captured the Cold War zeitgeist with
the Atomic FireBall in 1954, a cinnamon jawbreaker with a mushroom-cloud
logo. It was an instant hit; about 15 million of the red-hot candies are
still consumed each week worldwide.

As a Christmas 1954 novelty item, British confectioner Matlow Brothers (now
Swizzels Matlow) printed “I love you” on heart-shaped fizzy candy. Love
Hearts soon go into production with wider messages. “Luv u 24/7” is a more
recent one.

Spanish businessman Enric Bernat turned an apple jam factory into Chupa Chup
lollipops in 1958 after seeing how sticky hands upset parents. “So I stuck a
sweet on a stick,” he said, hiring Salvador Dali to design the logo and
stocking them in arms’ reach of children.

In 1952 local firm Poppa Corn Corp unveiled Lucky Elephant Pink Candy
Popcorn. There’s still a prize in every box. Toronto’s own Super-Pufft
Snacks makes the candy today.

1960s

Italian confectioner Ferrero launches Tic Tacs, coated mints shaken from a
hinged plastic box, in America in 1969. They come to Canada soon after.
Orange Tic Tacs feature in the Oscar-nominated movie Juno, directed by
Canadian Jason Reitman and starring Canadian actors Ellen Page and Michael
Cera.

Also in 1969, American Thomas Tate Tidwell patents his method for making
candy with gum inside, paving the way for Charms Blow Pops in 1973.

1970s “Who loves ya, baby?” Thanks to lollipop-loving TV detective Kojak,
Matlow reported “a huge rise” in sales of its Double Lollies (although Kojak
favoured Tootsie Pops).

Willy Wonka’s fictitious creation came to life in 1976 with the Everlasting
Gobstopper, designed by a Chicago company as a small jawbreaker with a
chalky centre. Not only did the gobstoppers fail to reach infinity, a
9-year-old Florida girl suffers burns in 2003 after allegedly biting into
one left out in the sun. MythBusters proves heating a gobstopper can make it
explode in a 2004 episode.

Jelly Belly claimed to make the first gourmet jelly bean in 1976, producing
such exotically believable flavours as coconut and peanut butter. U.S.
President Ronald Reagan was such a fan he sent some up to the Challenger
space shuttle crew in 1983.

1980s The sour decade started with the arrival of Warheads in North America,
a Taiwanese invention coated in malic acid for intense tartness.

After that came Nerds in 1983, tiny pebbles of sweet-sourness sold in two
flavours, then Sour Patch Kids in 1985, made by Hamilton-based Allan Candy
Co.

1990s California company Hotlix started getting attention for its worms,
ants, crickets and meal worm larvae trapped in clear, hard and sometimes
flavoured candy.

The cooked scorpions in Hotlix’s Amber InsectNside Candy pose no danger: a
spokesperson says they are raised for human consumption and lose their venom
after death.

2000s Orbit gum returned to North America in 2001, 57 years after being
launched as a wartime necessity. During World War II, Wrigley had shipped
all its Juicy Fruit, Spearmint and Doublemint gum overseas to American
soldiers, then built Orbit as a stateside civilian brand. When the soldiers,
and the gum, came home, Orbit was discontinued.

2010s Video-game candy. Nintendo endorsed the Wii Klik-On candy dispenser in
2008, a faux “Wiimote” that shoots out Rockets-type pellets at the push of a
button.

Capitalizing on the popularity of the birds-versus-pigs game, Healthy Food
Brands launched Angry Birds Fruit Gummies in 2011. Hard to chew and mildly
fruity, the strawberry-flavoured big brother bird is the best.

+++++++++++++++

. I wish I had this several months ago. Hope it helps someone else
through that stress of fixing their Venetian Blinds .

.

. How to Repair Vertical and Venetian Blinds

How to Repair Vertical and Venetian Blinds

by Guest on Dec
19, 2010

http://www.411homerepair.com/diy/windows-siding/43-how-to-repair-vertical-an
d-venetian-blinds.html

Vertical blinds and Venetian blinds are the two most popular types of blinds
that you will find in a home. Vertical blinds have long vertical slats that
hang from main head rail, while Venetian blinds have slats hang horizontally
from a top bracket. Blinds can be made of many materials including, but not
limited to plastic, wood, bamboo, metal, or fabric.

Typically, repairing your blinds will involve repairing or replacing one or
more of the slats. Other problems can include a missing or damaged blind
clip, and old or broken cords or string ladders. The procedures for
repairing your blinds will depend on whether you have Venetian or vertical
blinds.

For Vertical Blinds:

If one or more slats are broken or otherwise damaged, single replacement
slats are sold at home improvement stores. Be sure to purchase the right
style and length of slat. Simply remove the damaged slat out from the clip
attaching it to the head rail and gently but firmly slide in the replacement
slat.
Vertical blind clips can also be purchased to replace damaged ones. Remove
the old clip from the head rail and fit the new clip on. When attaching the
slat to the clip, check that the slat is facing the same direction as the
other slats.

Some blinds have a spacer chain that threads through holes in all the slats.
For this type of blinds you have to remove a sequence of slats from the
chain in order to get to the damaged slat. Remove the screw or clip at the
end of the chain before you thread the chain out from the slat at the end
point to the slat you are replacing. Feed the chain back in after you have
done the replacement.

To replace a damaged cord on vertical blinds, remove all the slats from the
main head rail. Take the head rail down from the wall and replace the cords.
The cord package you’ve purchased should contain instructions on how to go
about the replacement.

For Venetian Blinds:

If you have a damaged slat on your Venetian blinds, you can purchase a
replacement slat of the same brand and design at the home improvement store.
To replace the slat, lower the blinds and turn them to their open position.
On the bottommost rail you will find caps that conceal the knots securing
the lift cord and ladder string. Remove the caps and untie the knots
carefully. Pull the lift cords up from the holes in the slats until you
reach the damaged slat to be replaced. After replacing the slat, thread the
lift cords back down through each slat. Re-knot the cords, making sure the
bottom slat is level, and replace the caps.

To replace the lift cord or string ladders on Venetian blinds, you will
first need to take the blinds down from their top bracket. Untie the cords
at the bottom and pull the cords all the way up to the bracket. If you are
replacing the ladders, remove them from the tilt tube in the bracket and
slide them off the sides. Attach the new ladders by reversing your steps. If
you are replacing the lift cords, pull the old cord over the pulleys and out
of the slats. Remember how the lift cord was threaded so you will be able to
install the new one correctly.

_________________________

From the pages of Donna’s diary
A checklist for travelers

This is a list that I have compiled over the years as someone who travels
regularly by air and I am very strict on myself when it comes to leaving
some info behind in case of an emergency. I firmly believe that it is
always a good thing to leave important travel info behind so that anyone
wishing to contact me in case of an emergency will be able to trace my
journey from start to finish.

So here is my list.
Include info that contains your flight numbers, airline, and times of
departures and arrivals. If you are travelling by train or by bus, do the
same with regard to train and bus numbers, and travel and departure times.

If you are traveling with someone else then give info on their names as
well.
Give info on phone numbers of hotels, those of friends that you may be
seeing, and most importantly; your own cell phone number and email address
if you are going to have email access.

If you are traveling with someone else then also give their phone numbers
and email address if they are going to have access to email.

Give also details of any meetings that you may be attending. You don’t need
to give out a detailed description of your meetings. Just location and with
whom could be enough.

That’s it and hope this is helpful.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan enjoying my travels.

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