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Domestic technology

Domestic technology is the incorporation of applied science into the home. There are multiple aspects of domestic technology. On one level, there are home appliances, home automation and other devices used in the home, such as clothes dryers and washing machines; these things are itemized below. On another level, domestic technology recognizes the use of applied science to construct homes to achieve a particular goal, such as energy efficiency or self-sufficiency. For more information, read about self-sufficient homes, it has been claimed that domestic technology has led to decreases in the time people spend on household work, although the factual basis of this claim is disputed. There are many technologies now used around modern homes, itemized below. Cleaning Clothes dryer Broom Dishwasher Mop Sink Shower Bath Vacuum cleaner Washing machine Electric lighting Fluorescent light bulb Incandescent light bulb Food preparation Barbecue Bread maker Blender Faucet Food processor Microwave oven Mixer Oven Rotimatic Food storage Can Canning Refrigerator Home maintenance Groundskeeping equipment Garden tools Paint sprayer HVAC Air conditioner Central heating unit Fan ICT Data storage device Personal computer Telephone Video game console Knitting machine Plumbing Power generation Solar cell Windmill Window Air quality Food safety Home automation Major appliance Water quality Bittman, Michael.

"Appliances and their impact: The ownership of domestic technology and time spent on household work". British Journal of Sociology 55, 401–423. Habib, Laurence. Computers in the family: A study of technology in the domestic sphere. PhD Thesis, London, UK: London School of Economics and Political Sciences 2000 401–423. Ruth Schwartz Cowan, More Work for Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology from the Open Hearth to the Microwave ISBN 0-465-04731-9 Siddiqui and Darach Turley,'Media Technologies: Mediated Families' In: Gavan Fitzsimons and Vicki Morwitz ed. Advances in Consumer Research, Vol. 34, Association for Consumer Research: Orlando ICS 97.040.30 Domestic refrigerating appliances

Live and Let Live (2013 film)

Live and Let Live is a 2013 documentary film by German filmmaker and director Marc Pierschel. The film follows interviews vegan proponents; the documentary explores the reasons for adopting veganism and how people live according to this lifestyle. The documentary film examines the relationship that humans have with animal by following six different individuals who moved to veganism for different reasons. With, for example, a butcher who became a vegan chef, a factory farmer who started a farm sanctuary, a professional athlete who changed his complete diet, activists for the animal rights movement Animal Equality. Besides the film explores the history of veganism and the ethical and health reasons why people become vegan by interviewing proponents of the vegan movement. In 2014 the movie, among other places, was screened on the 19th Milano Film Festival, Tage des unabhängigen Films in Augsburg and the Utopianale Filmfestival in Hannover, it became an official selection of Crossroads Film Festival, was nominated for a'Cosmic Angel' at the Cosmic Cine Film Festival.

The documentary stars the notable appearance of Jonathan Balcombe. Official website Live and Let Live on IMDb

2011–12 Detroit Titans men's basketball team

The 2011–12 Detroit Titans men's basketball team represented the University of Detroit Mercy in the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by fourth year coach Ray McCallum, the Titans played their home games at Calihan Hall as members of the Horizon League, they finished the season 22–14 overall, 11–7 in Horizon League play, finished in a three-way tied for third place. Playing in the Horizon League tournament as the No. 3 seed, they defeated Loyola, Youngstown State, Cleveland State to advance to the championship game. In the championship, Ray McCallum Jr. led the Titans with 21 points, as Detroit defeated No. 1 seed Valparaiso 70–50. As tournament champions, they received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament; the team was given a 15 seed in the Midwest Region, were matched up with No. 2 seed Kansas in the second round. Despite 15 points from Doug Anderson, 11 rebounds from Eli Holman, Kansas cruised to a 65–50 victory, ending the Titans season

The Saint's Vacation

The Saint's Vacation is a 1941 adventure film produced by the British arm of RKO Pictures. The film stars Hugh Sinclair as Simon Templar known as "The Saint", a world-roving crimefighter who walks the fine edge of the law; this was the seventh of eight films in RKO's film series about the character created by Leslie Charteris. It was Sinclair's first appearance as Templar, having taken over the role from George Sanders, who stepped into RKO's "Falcon" series; the film is the seventh of nine features produced by RKO Pictures featuring suave detective Simon Templar and it marks a major change in the series, shifting production to England. The film was based upon Charteris' 1932 novel, Getaway and, like all the other films in the RKO Saint series, considerable liberties were taken with the original story. Most notably, the time frame of the story has been moved up to the Second World War, with the villains of the piece being Nazis; the film disregards the fact that Getaway was in fact the third chapter of a trilogy which included the earlier works The Last Hero and Knight Templar.

Unlike other films in the Saint series, Charteris himself co-wrote the screenplay. Unlike the previous Saint films, which were produced in Hollywood, The Saint's Vacation was produced and filmed in the United Kingdom. Most of the story takes place in Switzerland, where Templar interrupts his holiday to retrieve a missing secret code; the key to the mystery is a Swiss music box with a most unusual tune, diligently sought after by enemy agent Rudolph and British secret service operative Valerie. Templar is aided in his investigation by reporter Mary Langdon and Monty Hayward, with Inspector Teal of Scotland Yard. Hugh Sinclair as Simon Templar, aka The Saint Sally Gray as Mary Langdon Arthur Macrae as Monty Hayward Cecil Parker as Rudolph Hauser Leueen MacGrath as Valerie John Warwick as Gregory Manning Whiley as Marko Felix Aylmer as Charles Leighton Ivor Barnard as Emil Gordon McLeod as Inspector Teal Eric Clavering as Reporter Roddy Hughes as Valet In June 1939 it was announced John Farrow would direct the film.

Several characters from Getaway do appear in the film adaptation, most notably Templar's friend Monty Hayward. The villain of the film, Rudolf Hauser is an adjustment of the book's villain, Prince Rudolf, the villain in the early Saint novels The Last Hero and Knight Templar. One notable omission from the character list is Templar's literary girlfriend, Patricia Holm, replaced by another character, Mary Langdon, played by Sally Gray; this was the first of two appearances by Sinclair as The Saint. The Saint's Vacation on IMDb The Saint's Vacation at AllMovie The Saint's Vacation at the TCM Movie Database The Saint's Vacation at the American Film Institute Catalog

Francis Edward Paget

Francis Edward Paget was an English clergyman and author. Born on 24 May 1806, he was eldest son of Sir Edward Paget by his first wife, daughter of William Bagot, 1st Baron Bagot. On 16 September 1817 he was admitted to Westminster School. From 1825 to 1836 he held a studentship there, graduated B. A. in 1828, M. A. in 1830. Paget was a supporter of the Oxford movement of 1833. In 1835 he was presented to the rectory of Elford near Lichfield, for some years was chaplain to Richard Bagot, bishop of Bath and Wells. Elford Church was restored under his auspices in 1848, its dedication festival was made an occasion of annual reunion among Staffordshire churchmen, he published an account of the church in 1870. Paget died at Elford on 4 August 1882, was buried there on the 8th. On 2 June 1840 he married daughter of William Chester, rector of Denton, Norfolk. Paget's views on church and social reforms found expression in many tales, including: Caleb Kniveton, the Incendiary, Oxford, 1833. St. Antholin's, or Old Churches and New, London, 1841.

Milford Malvoisin, or Pews and Pewholders, London, 1842. The Warden of Berkingholt, or Rich and Poor, Oxford, 1843; the Owlet of Owlstone Edge, London, 1856. The Curate of Cumberworth and the Vicar of Roost, London, 1859. Lucretia, or the Heroine of the Nineteenth Century, London, 1868; the Pageant,and others. To The Englishman's Library, from 1840, he contributed Tales of the Village. A Tale for Youth Illustrating the Use of Discipline under the pseudonym "William Churne." The Hope of the Katzekopfs, a fairy tale, issued separately under the pseudonym of "William Churne of Staffordshire", Rugeley, 1844. While examining manuscripts at Levens Hall, Paget came across some letters from Richard Graham, youngest son of Colonel James Graham, who died prematurely while keeping terms at University College and his tutor, Hugh Todd; these formed the basis of A Student Penitent of 1695, London, 1875. He published sermons and religious treatises, his last work, entitled Homeward Bound, London, 1876, attracted some attention.

In 1840 he edited Simon Patrick's Discourse concerning Prayer and Treatise of Repentance and of Fasting, to rank with the series of reprints from the writings of English bishops issued by John Henry Newman. The printed Some Records of the Ashtead Estate and of its Howard Possessors: with Notices of Elford, Castle Rising and Charlton, Lichfield, 1873, was a compilation from family papers and other sources. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lee, Sidney, ed.. "Paget, Francis Edward". Dictionary of National Biography. 43. London: Smith, Elder & Co

Jeroen Blijlevens

Jeroen Johannes Hendrikus Blijlevens is a retired road bicycle racer from the Netherlands, a professional rider from 1994 to 2004. He now works as a directeur sportif for UCI Women's Team CCC Liv, has worked as a cycling co-commentator at Eurosport Netherlands. Nicknamed Jerommeke, he was one of Holland's leading sprinters in the 1990s, claiming a total of 11 stage victories across the three Grand Tours, he won a total number of 74 races in his professional career. Blijlevens was born in North Brabant in 1971, as a son of a shoe sales man. In 1990, he won his first race as an amateur, he scored nineteen victories as an amateur, at the end of 1993 was signed by Cees Priem for TVM–Bison Kit. Blijlevens showed good results in his first years, in 1995 was selected to ride the Tour de France, where he won the fifth stage. Blijlevens, not a good climber, left the race before the Alps. In 1996, Blijlevens again won a stage in the Tour de France. In 1997, he finished second to Erik Zabel in the sixth stage of the Tour de France, but when the jury disqualified Zabel for irregular sprinting, the victory was given to Blijlevens.

In 1998 Blijlevens won the fourth stage of the Tour. That Tour was full of doping allegations towards the TVM team, as soon as the race had passed the French-Swiss border, Blijlevens left the race, as a protest against the treatments by the French police. In 1999, Blijlevens wore the pink jersey as leader of the general classification in the Giro d'Italia, after winning the third stage. After the events of 1998, the TVM team was excluded from the 1999 Tour de France; the cyclists of TVM started a legal procedure to force the Tour organisers to invite them, but failed. At the end of that year, Blijlevens left TVM for Team Polti. In 2000, Blijlevens invested in his climbing-abilities, but this did not work out as planned, Blijlevens was not as successful as before, he failed to win a stage in the Tour de France, was disqualified after finishing the last stage for seeking out and assaulting Bobby Julich. When Polti stopped as a sponsor at the end of the year, Blijlevens signed for Lotto–Adecco for 2001.

In 2001, Blijlevens rode the Giro d'Italia, where the Italian police raided his team's hotel, but no forbidden products were found. As a protest against this treatment, the cyclists refused to start the eighteenth stage. At the end of 2001, Blijlevens could not find a new team, made plans to ride as an amateur again, but he signed a contract for one year at Domo–Farm Frites. Blijlevens rode with bonuses for victories. After a year full of injuries, Blijlevens was not given a contract for 2003, switched to the BankGiroLoterij–Batavus team. After his retirement at the end of 2004, Blijlevens made plans to break the speed record on a bicycle, but failed to do so. In June 2013 he became sports director of the new Blanco Pro Cycling team, as part of a Dutch nationwide doping inquiry signed a statement saying he had never used doping. In July he was named in a French Senate report as one of many cyclists who had tested positive for EPO during retesting of samples from the 1998 Tour de France, Blijlevens confessed that he had used EPO since 1997, that he had lied in the investigation because he wanted to keep his job.

Jeroen Blijlevens at Cycling Archives Official Tour de France results for Jeroen Blijlevens