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Eveready Battery Company

Eveready Battery Company, Inc. is an American manufacturer of electric battery brands Eveready and Energizer, owned by Energizer Holdings. It should not be confused with the identically named and defunct UK battery company, Ever Ready, its headquarters are located in Missouri. The predecessor company began in 1890 in New York and was renamed in 1905. Today the company makes batteries in the United States and China, production facilities around the world. On January 10, 1899, American Electrical Novelty and Manufacturing Company obtained U. S. Patent No. 617,592 from David Misell, an inventor. This "electric device" designed by Misell was powered by "D" batteries laid front-to-back in a paper tube with the light bulb and a rough brass reflector at the end. Misell, the inventor of the tubular hand-held "electric device", assigned his invention over to the American Electrical Novelty and Manufacturing Company owned by Conrad Hubert. In 1905, Hubert changed the name again to The American Ever Ready Company, selling flashlights and batteries under the trademark Ever Ready.

In 1906 the British Ever Ready Electrical Company was formed for export of batteries. In 1914, The American Ever Ready Company became part of National Carbon Company. Hubert stayed on as the president; the trademark was shortened to Eveready. In 1917, National Carbon Company merged with Union Carbide to form the Union Carbide and Carbon Company. From 1917 until 1921, Eveready used the trademark "DAYLO" for their flashlights and on their batteries. In 1957, employees Lewis Urry, Paul Marsal and Karl Kordesch invented a long-lasting alkaline battery using a zinc/manganese dioxide chemistry while working for Union Carbide's Cleveland plant; the company did not aggressively market the invention and instead continued to market the zinc-carbon battery. As a result, the company lost significant market share to Duracell. Prior to March 1, 1980, the company's alkaline battery had been called the Eveready Alkaline Battery, Eveready Alkaline Energizer and Eveready Alkaline Power Cell. On March 1, 1980, it was rebadged under Energizer.

In 1986, Union Carbide sold its Battery Products Division to Ralston Purina Company for $1.4 billion, becoming the Eveready Battery Company, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary. At that time, the Eveready and Energizer batteries held 52 percent market share; the company under Ralston lost market share to rival Duracell. In 1992, it bought the British Ever Ready Electrical Company from Hanson Trust, bringing its former subsidiary back under common ownership. In 1999, Eveready sold its rechargeable battery division, although it still markets them for retail sale. In 2000, Ralston spun off Eveready, it was listed on the New York Stock Exchange as a holding company, Energizer Holdings, Inc. with Eveready Battery Company, Inc continuing as its most important daughter company. The company's current US production facilities for batteries and battery parts are located in Asheboro, North Carolina; the majority of batteries are made in China. There are numerous production facilities outside the US. In October 2019, Eveready announced the planned closure of its Bennington, plant.

Production operations will be moved to a new facility in Wisconsin. In the 1920s, the company sponsored The Eveready Hour on radio. In 1941 after the United States entered World War II, the slogan changed to "Change your batteries, get a nickel!" to encourage economic growth. In the 1970s, actor Robert Conrad was the spokesman for Eveready Alkaline Power Cells, in which he compared his tough physique to the performance of the battery placed on his shoulder, daring someone to knock it off. In the early 1980s, it utilized the slogan, "Energized, for life!", showing people using Energizers in everyday situations. In 1986, the company highlighted an advertising campaign best known for Mary Lou Retton averring: "It's supercharged!" In the late 1980s, there was an advertising campaign featuring Mark'Jacko' Jackson and his pitch line "Energizer! It'll surprise you! Oi!". Since 1988, the well-known Energizer Bunny has been featured in its television ads; the bunny was based on the similar Duracell Bunny used in the UK.

The bunny would appear in competition with inferior rival battery Supervolt, based on Duracell. In Asia, Australia, NZ, the UK, the mascot for Energizer is a muscle-bound anthropomorphic AA battery, he performs his actions with extreme speed, intended to illustrate that Energizer batteries are long lasting. This is because Duracell advertises their batteries in the market using the Duracell Bunny. Both the Eveready and Energizer marques are used under license by auto parts magnate Pep Boys for their in-house car batteries; the Energizer logo used by Pep Boys is similar to the 1980s-era logo first used with the consumer dry cell batteries. Both Eveready and Energizer are marketed as different brands in some markets in Asia; this has led to the availability of both "Eveready Gold" Alkaline batteries and Energizer Alkaline batteries on store shelves. However, both are targeted at different market segments and Eveready batteries tend to be marketed for lower end devices while Energizer batteries are marketed for power-hungry devices, are priced accordingly.

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New York Scene

New York Scene is a live album by drummer Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers recorded in New York City in 1984 and released on the Concord Jazz label. Scott Yanow of Allmusic called it "a fine set of hard bop"; this recording won the 1984 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Recording, Group "Oh, By The Way" - 10:06 "Ballad Medley: My One and Only Love/It's Easy to Remember/Who Cares?" - 7:23 "Controversy" - 5:24 "Tenderly" - 11:12 "Falafel" - 9:54 Art Blakey - drums Terence Blanchard - trumpet Donald Harrison - alto saxophone Jean Toussaint - tenor saxophone Mulgrew Miller - piano Lonnie Plaxico - bass

Elections in Israel

Elections in Israel are based on nationwide proportional representation. The electoral threshold is set at 3.25%, with the number of seats a party receives in the Knesset being proportional to the number of votes it receives. The Knesset is elected for a four-year term, although most governments have not served a full term and early elections are a frequent occurrence. Israel has a multi-party system based on coalition governments as no party has won a majority of seats in a national election, although the Alignment held a majority following its formation by an alliance of several different parties prior to the 1969 elections; the legal voting age for Israeli citizens is 18. Elections are overseen by the Central Elections Committee, are held according to the Knesset Elections Law. Under normal circumstances, Israel's Basic Law requires national elections for the Knesset to take place on a Tuesday in the Jewish month of Cheshvan four years following the previous elections. However, it is possible, it happens, that early elections can take place prior to the date set in the basic law.

Early elections can be called by a vote of the majority of Knesset members, or by an edict of the President, occur on occasions of political stalemate and of the inability of the government to get the parliament's support for its policies. Failure to get the annual budget bill approved by the Knesset by March 31 leads automatically to early elections, it is possible to postpone the date of the election by a special majority of the Knesset members. Israel uses the closed-list method of party-list proportional representation; the 120 seats in the Knesset are assigned proportionally to each party that received votes, provided that the party gained votes which met or exceeded the electoral threshold. Parties are permitted to form electoral alliances so as to gain enough collective votes to meet the threshold and thus be allocated seats; the low threshold makes the Israeli electoral system more favourable to minor parties than systems used in most other countries. Two parties can make an agreement so that both parties' sum of surplus votes are combined, if the combined surplus votes amount to an extra seat, the extra seat goes to the party with the greater number of surplus votes.

Voting begins 12 days before election day for the general public in Israeli diplomatic missions worldwide for Israelis serving abroad in an official capacity and their families, for Israeli sailors on Israeli ships at sea. Polling stations for serving soldiers open 72 hours before election day and soldiers may cast their votes from up to the end of the election. Election day is a mandated national holiday. Most public polling stations are open between 7:00 AM and 10:00 PM, though if voters are still in line at 10:00 PM the station will remain open until everyone has voted. Polling stations in small communities with fewer than 350 residents and prisons are open between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM. Patients and staff in hospitals not able to vote during election hours are entitled to special permits allowing them to vote after polling stations in hospitals are closed to everyone else; every resident eligible to vote is assigned to a particular polling station close to their registered address, which maintains a list of all voters eligible to vote at that station.

At the polling station, officials check the identification of voters to ensure that they are assigned to that particular station, check off their names in the list of voters for that station, hand the voter an envelope. The voter selects the ballot slip of his or her party of choice behind a divider, places the slip into the envelope emerges from behind the partition to place it in the ballot box. Special polling stations are set up in hospitals, diplomatic missions abroad, military bases, women's shelters, Israeli ships to enable medical professionals, patients and their families, Jewish Agency staff abroad, prison inmates and staff and residents of women's shelters to vote. Polling stations with accessibility for the handicapped are set up around the country and police officers on duty may vote at any polling station. However, to ensure that nobody votes twice, as they are still assigned to a particular polling station close to their registered place of residence, they must vote with what are referred to as double envelopes.

The envelope containing their ballot slip is placed into a larger envelope which contains their identifying information so that it can be checked against the list of voters at their assigned polling station to see if they were marked as having voted there before their double envelope vote is counted. Aside from double envelope voters, all citizens may vote only at their registered polling place. Once a regular polling station closes, officials at the polling station count the votes and send a document recording the results and the ballot box with the ballot slips inside it to one of 25 vote counting centers nationwide, where the documents are checked for any irregularities entered into the Central Elections Committee's software system, a closed system not connected to the Internet, rechecked. Any irregularities detected by the software are brought to the attention of a district court judge present at the station throughout the vote counting process, who adjudicates all such cases; the results are published by the Central Elections Committee.

The double envelope votes are brought to the Knesset and counted after all other votes ha

Bond No. 9

Bond No. 9 is an American, New York-based perfume house launched in 2003 by Laurice Rahmé, as the first and only niche New York fragrance company. The products are for women. Bond No. 9 has 5 eponymous boutiques in New York, is sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, Hudson's Bay, Sephora, De Bijenkorf. The company’s main shop is located at 9 Bond Street in the NoHo district of Manhattan; as part of the brand’s street marketing and branding, they chauffeur customers and media editors in an English taxi decorated like their bottles, referred to as “The Bond Mobile”. Bond No. 9 opened at 9 Bond Street in 2003, with 16 "neighborhood fragrances". As of 2013, Bond No. 9 has produced over 60 fragrances that encompass many New York neighborhoods and places, as well as exclusive co-branded fragrance productions for Saks Fifth Avenue and Harrods. Most of the fragrances are promoted as New York neighborhood centric, including Central Park South, Madison Square Park and many others; the company sells candles, pocket sprays, body creams, limited edition bottles covered in Swarovski crystals.

In 2013, Bond No. 9 launched what it called the first digital scent called http://BONDNO9. COM, with a scan-able QR code on the bottle. In September 2013, in celebration of their 10-year anniversary, the company launched a new product marketed as their first fantasy neighborhood, Perfumista Avenue. Most of the fragrances produced by Bond No. 9 have 18-22% concentration of pure perfume oils, making Bond scents some of the strongest perfumes on the market. Some of their “pure perfume” scents have 30% perfume oil concentration, including Bond No. 9 Signature. The company offers custom blending to customers, mixed by blenders who are referred to as Bond Perfumistas; this offering is a customized consultation that allows customers to blend and bottle their own customized metro-fragrance. Beginning in 2007, Bond No. 9 began a licensing partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, allowing for the creation of fragrances bearing the Warhol name, with bottle designs inspired by his works of art.

The fragrances included: Andy Warhol Silver Factory, Andy Warhol Union Square, Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue, Andy Warhol Success is a Job in New York, Andy Warhol Montauk, Andy Warhol by Bond No. 9. When the licensing agreement came to a close in 2013, Bond No. 9 kept the scents, but renamed and repackaged them. In 2011, Bond No. 9 launched a smaller capsule collection celebrating the entire State of New York, called the I LOVE NY by Bond No. 9 collection. The perfume bottles bear the "I Love NY" logo designed by Milton Glaser; as of December 2013, the line consists of 8 fragrances: I LOVE NY for Him, All, Earth Day, Marriage Equality and Holidays. A percentage of sales from this collection, is given back to the State of New York for funding of statewide programs, including recycling and park restoration. Bond No. 9 run an ongoing recycling program encouraging customers to bring empty bottles of any brand to their counter for refurbishing or recycling offering a gift in return.2012 saw the launch of I LOVE NY for Earth Day as a celebration of the environmental movement and New York’s dedication to it.

The fragrance is part of the collaboration with the State of New York, a percentage of proceeds give directly back to the New York State Office of Parks and Historic Preservation. In 2011, the company created an exclusive signature scent for Saks Fifth Avenue in New Orleans named Saks NOLA; as New Orleans was rebuilding post Hurricane Katrina. Creating a unique scent for NOLA was a response to a personal request from Carolyn Elder of Saks Fifth Avenue. All Bond No. 9 products are locally produced in the New York metro area. In 2009, the fragrances Astor Place and Brooklyn won the FiFi Award for “Fragrance of the Year” in the Women’s and Men’s categories. In 2012, New York Oud won the FiFi Award for Perfume Extraordinaire. In January 2006, company founder Laurice Rahmé won the "Beauty / Fragrance Entrepreneur Rising Star Award" at the 9th annual Rising Star Awards, sponsored by Fashion Group International. In November 2012, Ms. Rahmé received the Cosmetic Executive Women "Innovator of the Year" award.

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Love (1991 film)

Love is a 1991 Hindi romance film directed by Suresh Krishna and starring Salman Khan and Revathi in lead roles. It is the remake of the Telugu film Prema, it ended up as an average grosser. The makers changed the tragic climax from the original film to one with a happy ending; this movie is remembered for the romantic song "Saathiya Tune Kya Kiya". The rights to this film are owned by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment. Jailed as a juvenile for killing his abusive father, responsible for his mother's suicide, Prithvi is unable to stand any atrocity, he meets Maggie Pinto and after a few chance meetings. Maggie takes Prithvi to meet her parents, but they reject him after learning about his criminal past; when Maggie and Prithvi persist, Maggie's mother, Stella Pinto, calls the police and has Prithvi jailed. Guruji bails him out. Prithvi and Maggie continue their courtship, but Stella finds out and intervenes, sending goons to attack Prithvi, during which Maggie is injured. How this affects everyone close to her is the crux of the story.

Salman Khan - Prithvi Revathi Menon - Maggie Amjad Khan - Guruji Babloo Mukherjee - Prithvi's Friend Shafi Inamdar - John Rita Bhaduri - Stella Suhas Joshi - Prithvi's mother Sudhir - Prithvi's Father The songs are based on the original music composed for Telugu movie Prema. It was released on Venus Records & Tapes and composed by Anand-Milind Love on IMDb

Angry Birds POP!

Angry Birds POP! is a tile matching game co-developed by Rovio Entertainment and Outplay Entertainment, soft launched for iOS in Canada in December 2014 and released worldwide for iOS and Android devices in March 2015. The game was the second game in the Angry Birds Stella series, it was released as Angry Birds Stella POP!, was given its current name, without Stella, with an update in July 2015 that brought classic Angry Birds characters into the game, making it the only one in the series to involve a crossover between classic Angry Birds and Stella's friends. In October 2015, the game was released as a Facebook game, discontinued on December 21, 2016. Angry Birds POP! is the second game of the Angry Birds Stella series. The game released on December 22, 2014, in the Canada App Store and released worldwide on March 12, 2015. On October 29, 2015, the game was added to Facebook; the game features the slingshot lined up in the bottom center, the player flings the bubbles to pop the bubbles at the top with a combination of three or more bubbles with the same color.

Each level will give you a limited number of bubbles given at the slingshot and you can buy more by coins. Sometimes, there are blocks appears at the top along with the bubbles; the game has lives like all other match-3 games. When you lose a level, you will lose one of it and if you lost all the lives, you must buy them by coins to continue playing; the game featured only the six characters that appeared in Angry Birds Stella, with each character having a special power that can be used when the Pop Meter is full to unlock powerful boosts from their powers like Stella's Power Pop, Poppy's Line Pop and many more. To fill the Pop Meter, you have to get x6 Streaks. Angry Birds POP! was seen by some as similar to King's 2014 title, Bubble Witch Saga 2. The Macworld reviewer enjoyed it as a free game, with its light puzzle gameplay and good production values but once a barrier in play presents itself, the reviewer thought it was best to do something else. A sequel, Angry Birds POP! 2 was released in 2019.

Players solve each level in this game with one Bird and one Pig who each can be upgraded and offer different abilities that can be activated once bubbles of a certain color are popped. The sequel is set after the events of The Angry Birds Movie 2, as the fledgling alliance between Birds and Pigs confronts a mysterious, unseen threat that infests the world with bubbles, spawns mysterious one-eyed creatures and traps young birds and pigs in bubbles alike. Bust-a-Move