LG Corporation Lucky-Goldstar, is a South Korean multinational conglomerate corporation. It is the fourth-largest chaebol in South Korea, it is headquartered in the LG Twin Towers building in Yeongdeungpo District, Seoul. LG makes electronics and telecom products and operates subsidiaries such as LG Electronics, Zenith, LG Display, LG Uplus, LG Innotek and LG Chem in over 80 countries. LG Corp. established as Lak Hui Chemical Industrial Corp. in 1947. In 1952, Lak Hui became the first South Korean company to enter the plastics industry; as the company expanded its plastics business, it established GoldStar Co. Ltd. in 1958. Both companies Lucky and GoldStar merged and formed Lucky-Goldstar in 1983. GoldStar produced South Korea's first radio. Many consumer electronics were sold under the brand name GoldStar, while some other household products were sold under the brand name of Lucky; the Lucky brand was famous for hygiene products such as soaps and HiTi laundry detergents, but the brand was associated with its Lucky and Perioe toothpaste.
LG continues to manufacture some of these products for the South Korean market, such as laundry detergent. Koo Bon-moo renamed the company to LG in 1995; the company associates the letters LG with the company's tagline "Life's Good". Since 2009, LG has owned the domain name LG.com. Since 2000, LG and Hitachi created. In 2001, LG had two joint ventures with Royal Philips Electronics: LG Philips Display and LG Philips LCD, but Philips sold off its shares in late 2008. In 2005, LG entered into a joint venture with Nortel Networks. On 30 November 2012, comScore released a report of the October 2012 U. S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share that found LG lost its place as second in the U. S. mobile market share to Apple Inc. On 20 January 2013, Counterpoint Research announced that LG has overtaken Apple to become second largest in U. S. market share. On 7 August 2013, comScore released a report of the June 2013 U. S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share that found LG fell to fifth place in the U. S mobile market share.
The company logo of LG features a circle containing the letters "L" and "G", presented in the form of a smiling human face. The audio logo is used in radio commercial and TV commercial, 7 note jingle for LG. GS Group LG CNS India LS Group LIG Group Lejel Group Heesung Group SPC Group LG Corporation is a holding company that operates worldwide through more than 30 companies in the electronics and telecom fields, its electronics subsidiaries manufacture and sell products ranging from electronic and digital home appliances to televisions and mobile telephones, from Thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal displays to security devices and semiconductors. In the chemical industry, subsidiaries manufacture and sell products including cosmetics, industrial textiles, rechargeable batteries and toner products, polycarbonates and surface decorative materials, its telecom products include long-distance and international phone services and broadband telecommunications services, as well as consulting and telemarketing services.
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Sideways is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne and written by Jim Taylor and Payne. A film adaptation of Rex Pickett's novel of the same name, Sideways follows two men in their forties, Miles Raymond, a depressed teacher and unsuccessful writer, Jack Cole, a past-his-prime actor, who take a week-long road trip to Santa Barbara County wine country to celebrate Jack's upcoming wedding. Sandra Oh and Virginia Madsen star; the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2004, was released in the United States on October 22, 2004. Sideways won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Miles Raymond is an unsuccessful writer, a wine aficionado, a divorced, alcoholic middle-aged English teacher living in San Diego, he takes Jack Cole, his soon-to-be-married actor friend and former college roommate, on a road trip through the Santa Ynez Valley wine country.
Though Cole is still recognized on occasion, his acting career appears to have peaked years earlier, when he had a role in a popular TV soap. He now does commercial voice-overs and plans to enter his future father-in-law's successful real estate business. Miles wants to spend the week playing golf and enjoying good food and wine. However, much to Miles' consternation, Jack is on the prowl and wants one last sexual fling before settling into domestic life. In the wine country, the pair visit Miles' favorite restaurant, The Hitching Post II, encounter Maya, a waitress with whom Miles is casually acquainted. Jack senses. Jack lies to Maya that Miles' manuscript has been accepted for publication though it is only being considered. At a tasting in a local winery and Miles meet a wine pourer named Stephanie, acquainted with Maya. Jack is attracted to Stephanie and arranges a double date, having discovered Maya is no longer married. During the date, Miles gets drunk and telephones Vicki, his ex-wife, after learning from Jack that she has remarried.
The two couples go to Stephanie's home. Miles and Maya connect through their mutual interest in wine. Maya says, they leave separately, but not before Miles gives her a copy of his manuscript. Jack's affair with Stephanie continues, to the point, he wants to call off his wedding. After spending a day together and Maya return to her apartment and have sex; the next morning, Miles lets. Disgusted with the men's dishonesty, Maya dumps Miles and tells Stephanie, who and devastated that she's been used, breaks Jack's nose. On finding out his manuscript has been rejected, Miles drinks at a vineyard; when a server cuts him off, he ends up drinking from the spit bucket in the tasting room, creating a scene. That night, Jack hooks up with another waitress named Cammi, who recognizes him from his acting career. Hours Jack shows up at the motel – naked and confessing that Cammi's husband came home while she and Jack were having sex. Jack was forced to flee without his clothes and wallet, he convinces Miles to sneak into the house, where he discovers her husband having sex.
Miles grabs the wallet and runs escaping Cammi's irate husband, who pursues him in the nude. To explain his broken nose to his fiancée, Jack runs Miles' Saab 900 convertible into a tree, giving the appearance they had been in an accident; the pair return to the fiancée's home. Miles meanwhile drives away in his battered car. Following the wedding ceremony, Miles meets her new husband. Learning that she is pregnant, Miles hits rock bottom. Alone, he drinks his prized wine, a 1961 Château Cheval Blanc, from a disposable styrofoam soda cup at a fast-food restaurant. Time passes. One day he receives a voicemail from Maya, who says she enjoyed his manuscript and invites him to visit. Miles is seen knocking on Maya's door. Paul Giamatti as Miles Raymond - A cynical and depressed teacher, trying to get a book published and is now divorced, he is to be the best man at his best friend Jack's wedding and is giving him a road trip as a best man present. Thomas Haden Church as Jack Cole - Miles' self-centered and impulsive best friend.
He is getting married in a week but is hoping to sleep with one new woman before he commits himself eternally to his fiance. Jack doesn't think about the consequences of his actions but he does seem to care about Miles and want to help him out with his problems. Virginia Madsen as Maya Randall Sandra Oh as Stephanie Marylouise Burke as Phyllis Raymond Jessica Hecht as Victoria Stephanie Faracy as Stephanie's mother Missy Doty as Cammi M. C. Gainey as Cammi's husband Alysia Reiner as Christine Erganian Shake Tukhmanyan as Mrs. Erganian Shaun Duke as Mike Erganian Phil Reeves as Vacationing Dr. Walt Hendricks The film drew attention and increased tourism to the Santa Ynez Valley wine-growing region of California's Central Coast. Throughout the film, Miles speaks fondly of the red wine varietal Pinot Noir while denigrating Merlot. Following the film's U. S. release in October 2004, Merlot sales dropped 2% while Pinot Noir sales increased 16% in the Western United States. A similar tre
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won more than any other newspaper; the Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U. S; the paper is owned by The New York Times Company, publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896. G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"; the paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials and features.
Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York, Sports of The Times, Science, Home and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography on the front page. The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny, the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good.
We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or wrong. In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War. One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials in the Times alone; the main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City Draft Riots. The riots, sparked by the beginning of drafting for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On "Newspaper Row", across from City Hall, Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he manned himself; the mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In 1869, Henry Raymond died, George Jones took over as publisher. The newspaper's influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city's Democratic Party—popularly known as "Tammany Hall" —that led to the end of the Tweed Ring's domination of New York's City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story. In the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical. In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign. While this move cost The New York Times a portion of its readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper regained most of its lost ground within a few years. After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million dollars to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company.
However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000, was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper's slogan, "All The News That's Fit To Print"; the slogan has appeared in the paper since September 1896, has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was a jab at competing papers, such as Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, which were known for a lurid and inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as "yellow journalism". Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr
Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church is an American actor and writer. After co-starring in the 1990s sitcom Wings, Church became known for his film roles, including his Academy Award-nominated performance in Sideways and his role as the Sandman in Spider-Man 3, he made his directorial debut with Rolling Kansas. Church was born in Woodland, Yolo County, the son of Maxine and Carlos "Carl" Richard McMillen, who served for eight years in the Marines and, on active duty at the end of the Korean War, he is of partial Danish descent on his father's side. Church's parents divorced and his mother moved to Texas, she remarried in 1969, to widower George A. Quesada, a veteran of an Army Air Forces reconnaissance unit which served in Guam in World War II. Church took his stepfather's surname for a time but changed it to "Haden Church," extracted from the names of other relatives, when people found Quesada difficult to pronounce, he left high school in 1977 to work in the oil fields of Louisiana, but he returned to graduate from Harlingen High School in 1979.
He attended the University of North Texas while living in Dallas. Church started in the entertainment business as a radio personality and doing voice-over work, he changed his name to "Thomas Haden Church". After appearing in an independent film, he moved to California to pursue an acting career, his character delivers a last love letter from "Eddie Labec" to "Carla" in the Cheers episode, "Death Takes a Vacation on Ice". He played the part of slow-witted aircraft mechanic Lowell Mather for six seasons on the NBC sitcom Wings, he worked in television for two more seasons with a lead role on Ned & Stacey opposite Debra Messing. He has had supporting roles in films such as Tombstone, George of the Jungle, The Specials, he has played villains or comic relief in films, such as in Demon Knight. Church bought a ranch in Texas in 1998. In late 2000 he took a break from films. After having small roles in films such as Monkeybone and 3000 Miles to Graceland, he made his directorial debut with Rolling Kansas in 2003.
He has voiceover work such as for Merrill Lynch and Icehouse beer. In 2003, director Alexander Payne called him regarding the role of "Jack", the selfish best friend to Paul Giamatti's character, in Sideways. During the audition, Church stripped naked to read the audition scene saying "To me, it was painfully obvious... I was reading the scene where Jack comes in naked and there has to be in-born vulnerability in the scene.". Sideways earned acclaim for Church, he won an IFP Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has since appeared in films such as Idiocracy, done voice-over work on films such as Over the Hedge and starred in one of AMC's highest rated television productions, Broken Trail, with Robert Duvall, in 2006, for which he won an Emmy. In 2007, he appeared as the tragic villain Sandman in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3 starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. In 2005, he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In October 2008, Church appeared as "Joe Six-Pack" in a video on funnyordie.com, challenging Joe the Plumber by drinking more beer. Church starred in Zombie Roadkill, alongside David Dorfman, he is appearing in the HBO original series Divorce where he plays Robert. Church lives on his 2,000-acre ranch in Texas. During the filming of Divorce, he rented a house in New York, he has two children from a former relationship with Mia Zottoli, but was never married to her or anyone else despite a 2008 article in the LA times incorrectly claiming he was married to his partner. Church's biological father Carl died in 2008, his stepfather George in 2012. Church has received multiple nominations for his roles in both television and film. He's earned an Academy award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 2005 for his role as Jack in Sideways, two Golden Globe award nominations for Best Supporting Actor in 2004 for the film Sideways, 2007 for the miniseries Broken Trail, won a Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie in 2007 for Broken Trail, received one of three Screen Actors Guild award nominations in 2005 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture for Sideways.
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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays, five works of non-fiction, with further collections being published after his death, he is most famous for his darkly best-selling novel Slaughterhouse-Five. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Vonnegut attended Cornell University but dropped out in January 1943 and enlisted in the United States Army; as part of his training, he studied mechanical engineering at Carnegie Institute of Technology and the University of Tennessee. He was deployed to Europe to fight in World War II and was captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge, he was interned in Dresden and survived the Allied bombing of the city by taking refuge in a meat locker of the slaughterhouse where he was imprisoned. After the war, Vonnegut married Jane Marie Cox, he adopted his sister's three sons, after she died of cancer and her husband was killed in a train accident. Vonnegut published his first novel, Player Piano, in 1952.
The novel was not commercially successful. In the nearly 20 years that followed, Vonnegut published several novels that were only marginally successful, such as Cat's Cradle and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. Vonnegut's breakthrough was his commercially and critically successful sixth novel, Slaughterhouse-Five; the book's anti-war sentiment resonated with its readers amidst the ongoing Vietnam War and its reviews were positive. After its release, Slaughterhouse-Five went to the top of The New York Times Best Seller list, thrusting Vonnegut into fame, he was invited to give speeches and commencement addresses around the country and received many awards and honors. In his career, Vonnegut published several autobiographical essays and short-story collections, including Fates Worse Than Death, A Man Without a Country. After his death, he was hailed as a morbidly comical commentator on the society in which he lived and as one of the most important contemporary writers. Vonnegut's son Mark published a compilation of his father's unpublished compositions, titled Armageddon in Retrospect.
In 2017, Seven Stories Press published Complete Stories, a collection of Vonnegut's short fiction including 5 unpublished stories. Complete Stories was collected and introduced by Vonnegut friends and scholars Jerome Klinkowitz and Dan Wakefield. Numerous scholarly works have examined Vonnegut's humor. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was born on November 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the youngest of three children of his wife Edith, his older siblings were Alice." Vonnegut was descended from German immigrants who settled in the United States in the mid-19th century. Kurt's father, his father before him, were architects. Vonnegut's mother was born into Indianapolis high society, as her family, the Liebers, were among the wealthiest in the city, their fortune derived from ownership of a successful brewery. Although both of Vonnegut's parents were fluent German speakers, the ill feeling toward that country during and after World War I caused the Vonneguts to abandon that culture to show their American patriotism.
Thus, they did not teach their youngest son German or introduce him to German literature and tradition, leaving him feeling "ignorant and rootless." Vonnegut credited Ida Young, his family's African-American cook and housekeeper for the first 10 years of his life, for raising him and giving him values. " gave me decent moral instruction and was exceedingly nice to me. So she was as great an influence on me as anybody." Vonnegut described Young as "humane and wise", adding that "the compassionate, forgiving aspects of beliefs" came from her. The financial security and social prosperity that the Vonneguts once enjoyed were destroyed in a matter of years; the Liebers's brewery was closed in 1921 after the advent of Prohibition in the United States. When the Great Depression hit, few people could afford to build, causing clients at Kurt Sr.'s architectural firm to become scarce. Vonnegut's brother and sister had finished their primary and secondary educations in private schools, but Vonnegut was placed in a public school, called Public School No.
43, now known as the James Whitcomb Riley School. He was not bothered by this, but both his parents were affected by their economic misfortune, his father withdrew from normal life and became what Vonnegut called a "dreamy artist". His mother became depressed, withdrawn and abusive, she labored to regain the family's wealth and status, Vonnegut said she expressed hatred "as corrosive as hydrochloric acid" for her husband. Edith Vonnegut forayed into writing and tried to sell short stories to magazines like Collier's and The Saturday Evening Post with no success. Vonnegut enrolled at Shortridge High School in Indianapolis in 1936. While there, he played clarinet in the school band and became a co-editor for the Tuesday edition of the school newspaper, The Shortridge Echo. Vonnegut said his tenure with the Echo allowed him to write for a large audience—his fellow students—rather than for a teacher, an experience he said was "fun and easy". "It just turned out that I could write better than a lot of
A breathalyzer or breathalyser is a device for estimating blood alcohol content from a breath sample. Breathalyzer is the brand name for the instrument that tests the alcohol level developed by inventor Robert Frank Borkenstein, it was registered as a trademark on May 13, 1954, but many people use the term to refer to any generic device for estimating blood alcohol content. A 1927 paper produced by Emil Bogen, who collected air in a football bladder and tested this air for traces of alcohol, discovered that the alcohol content of 2 litres of expired air was a little greater than that of 1 cc of urine. However, research into the possibilities of using breath to test for alcohol in a person's body dates as far back as 1874, when Francis E. Anstie made the observation that small amounts of alcohol were excreted in breath. In 1927 a Chicago chemist, William Duncan McNally, invented a breathalyzer in which the breath moving through chemicals in water would change color. One use for his invention was for housewives to test.
In late 1927, in a case in Marlborough, England, Dr. Gorsky, a Police Surgeon, asked a suspect to inflate a football bladder with his breath. Since the 2 liters of the man's breath contained 1.5 ml of ethanol, Dr. Gorsky testified before the court that the defendant was "50% drunk". In 1931 the first practical roadside breath-testing device was the drunkometer developed by Rolla Neil Harger of the Indiana University School of Medicine; the drunkometer collected a motorist's breath sample directly into a balloon inside the machine. The breath sample was pumped through an acidified potassium permanganate solution. If there was alcohol in the breath sample, the solution changed color; the greater the color change, the more alcohol there was present in the breath. The drunkometer was sold by Stephenson Corporation of Red Bank, New Jersey. In 1954 Robert Frank Borkenstein was a captain with the Indiana State Police and a professor at Indiana University Bloomington, his Breathalyzer used chemical photometry to determine alcohol concentrations.
Subsequent breath analyzers have converted to infrared spectroscopy, though this method is subject to invalid results depending on ambient air temperature, the temperature of the device, the body temperature of the subject, depending on specificity of the readings and how they correlate with one's BAC measured via a voluntary blood draw. The invention of the Breathalyzer provided law enforcement with an orally-invasive test providing immediate results to determine an individual's breath alcohol concentration at the time of testing, based on, according to this article faulty samples. In 1967 in Britain, Bill Ducie and Tom Parry Jones developed and marketed the first electronic breathalyser, they established Lion Laboratories in Cardiff. Ducie was a chartered electrical engineer, Tom Parry Jones was a lecturer at UWIST; the Road Safety Act 1967 introduced the first enforceable maximum blood alcohol level for drivers in the UK, above which it became an offence to be in charge of a motor vehicle.
In 1979, Lion Laboratories' version of the breathalyser, known as the Alcolyser and incorporating crystal-filled tubes that changed colour above a certain level of alcohol in the breath, was approved for police use. Lion Laboratories won the Queen's Award for Technological Achievement for the product in 1980, it began to be marketed worldwide; the Alcolyser was superseded by the Lion Intoximeter 3000 in 1983, by the Lion Alcolmeter and Lion Intoxilyser. These models used a fuel cell alcohol sensor rather than crystals, providing a more reliable curbside test and removing the need for blood or urine samples to be taken at a police station. In 1991, Lion Laboratories was sold to the American company Inc.. When the user exhales into a breath analyzer, any ethanol present in their breath is oxidized to acetic acid at the anode: CH3CH2OH + H2O → CH3CO2H + 4H+ + 4e−At the cathode, atmospheric oxygen is reduced: O2 + 4H+ + 4e− → 2H2O The overall reaction is the oxidation of ethanol to acetic acid and water.
CH3CH2OH + O2 → CH3COOH + H2O The electric current produced by this reaction is measured by a microcontroller, displayed as an approximation of overall blood alcohol content by the Alcosensor. Breath analyzers do not directly measure blood alcohol content or concentration, which requires the analysis of a blood sample. Instead, they estimate BAC indirectly by measuring the amount of alcohol in one's breath. In general, two types of breathalyzer are used. Small hand-held breathalyzers are not reliable enough to provide evidence in court but reliable enough to justify an arrest. Larger breathalyzer devices found in police stations can be used to produce court evidence. Two breathalyzer technologies are most prevalent. Desktop analyzers use infrared spectrophotometer technology, electrochemical fuel cell technology, or a combination of the two. Hand-held field testing devices are based on electrochemical platinum fuel cell analysis and, depending upon jurisdiction, may be used by officers in the field as a form of "field sobriety test" called PBT or PAS or as evidential devices in POA testing.
In Canada, a preliminary non-evidentiary screening device can be approved by Parliament as an ASD, or approved screening device, an evidentiary breath instrument can be designated as an approved instrument. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration