RIP Sean Connery

Acting legend Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90, his family has said. The Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers. He was best known as the first actor to portray the character James Bond in film, starring in seven Bond films (every film from Dr. No to You Only Live Twice, plus Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again) between 1962 and 1983.

Connery was in smaller theatre and television productions until he got his break with the Bond films. He became a major actor with the success of his Bond role. His films also included Marnie (1964), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Highlander (1986), The Name of the Rose (1986), The Untouchables (1988 ), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Dragonheart (1996), The Rock (1996), and Finding Forrester (2000). Connery retired from acting in 2006. His achievements include one Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award), and three Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award. He received a lifetime achievement award in the US with a Kennedy Center Honor in 1999. Connery was knighted in the 2000 New Year Honours for services to film drama.

Connery’s later films included several box office and critical disappointments such as¬†First Knight¬†(1995),¬†Just Cause¬†(1995),¬†The Avengers¬†(1998 ), and¬†The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen¬†(2003); he received positive reviews for his performance in¬†Finding Forrester¬†(2000).¬†Thomas Sean Connery, named Thomas after his grandfather, was born in¬†Fountainbridge,¬†Edinburgh, Scotland, on 25 August 1930. In 1946, at the age of 16, Connery joined the¬†Royal Navy, during which time he acquired two tattoos. Connery began¬†bodybuilding¬†at the age of 18, and from 1951 trained heavily with Ellington, a former gym instructor in the¬†British Army. While his official website claims he was third in the 1950¬†Mr. Universe¬†contest, most sources place him in the 1953 competition, either third in the Junior class or failing to place in the Tall Man classification. When Connery received the¬†American Film Institute’s¬†Lifetime Achievement Award¬†on 8 June 2006, he confirmed his retirement from acting. On 7 June 2007, he denied rumours that he would appear in the¬†fourth¬†Indiana Jones¬†film, stating that “retirement is just too much damned fun”.

He leaves his wife Micheline and sons Jason and Stephane.

Arsenal 3 Dundalk 0

Arsenal’s squad players impressed boss Mikel Arteta as they eventually broke Dundalk’s resistance to win their Europa League group game at Emirates Stadium. Eddie Nketiah pounced from close range to give the Gunners the lead and Joe Willock blasted a shot into the roof of the net 125 seconds later. Nicolas Pepe’s brilliant effort from the edge of the box seconds after the restart killed the game off. They cruised after that but could not add a fourth against the Irish side.

It was a stark contrast to Spurs boss¬†Jose Mourinho’s criticism of his fringe players¬†as Arsenal’s north London rivals lost 1-0 to Royal Antwerp. Arsenal – who had never faced a side from the Republic of Ireland before – have now won both their opening Europa League games, while Dundalk have lost both of theirs. Dundalk made a bit of history as the first team in the 10 years of the Europa League not to commit a single foul in a game. Arsenal handed a debut to Iceland goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson, a summer signing from Dijon, and he played behind a makeshift central defence. The Gunners have three centre-backs injured, including David Luiz, with another two not registered for the Europa League.

As a result Shkodran Mustafi, making his first start since July, began in a back three along with midfielder Granit Xhaka and Sead Kolasinac, who is usually a left-back but has played in the centre for Arsenal several times. But they all had a quiet day – Dundalk only had two touches in Arsenal’s box – and it was the hosts’ fringe forwards who took their chance. It took 33 minutes for the Gunners to have a shot on target, with Kolasinac’s header tipped over the bar by Gary Rogers. The breakthrough came seven minutes later. Rogers flapped at a corner which hit team-mate Daniel Cleary and Nketiah beat Brian Gartland to the loose ball to score from close range.

Two minutes later and the Gunners had control. A misplaced pass let Nketiah run forward. He found Pepe, who had an effort blocked, but Willock controlled the ball and blasted a shot into the roof of the net. It was only another couple of minutes of football later – albeit after the half-time break – when the best goal of the day came. Pepe got the ball on the edge of the box, rolled it away from a defender and smashed a perfect effort into the top corner. At that stage a rout looked likely but Dundalk held firm with Ainsley Maitland-Niles having the only effort on target after that.

Intro To SEO

Search engine optimization¬†(SEO) is the process of improving the quality and quantity of¬†website traffic¬†to a¬†website¬†or a¬†web page¬†from¬†search engines. SEO targets unpaid traffic (known as “natural” or “organic” results) rather than¬†direct traffic¬†or¬†paid traffic. Unpaid traffic may originate from different kinds of searches, including¬†image search,¬†video search,¬†academic search, news search, and industry-specific¬†vertical search¬†engines. SEO services¬†are¬†services¬†typically offered by an¬†SEO¬†agency that helps your¬†company¬†succeed in¬†search engine optimization. With¬†SEO, your business wants to increase its visibility in search results on search engines like Google and Bing. You can look up SEO Toronto to check on services that an online marketing team of specialists can offer you.

As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, the computer-programmed algorithms that dictate search engine behavior, what people search for, the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines, and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience. SEO is performed because a website will receive more visitors from a search engine when websites rank higher in the search engine results page (SERP). These visitors can then potentially be converted into customers.

Below are the steps you required to get into SEO 1) Web Site Building 2) Content Writing 3) Content optimization using popular keywords 4) Identify the social media webistes 5) Get Backlinks to your website from Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Quora, Pinterest, etc 6) Write meta tags for each menu 7) Use internal links in your website 8 ) Image optimization

Use below SEO tools 1) Plagiarism- To verify your content is unique or copied 2) Keyword rank checker – Tells about the position of the domain on google page rankings 3) Backlinks checker- Provides the backlinks to the website 4) Google Analytics Tool- Read the answer for the question:How do I know if SEO is working? 5) Competitor Checker- lookout for possible competitors of your domain or function of business try to optimize the content taking those websites are benchmark. 6) Blog Writing : Make regular practice to blog writing and get the back links to your website as well as increase the customer views by branding the website this process will support to improve the domain page ranking on search engine.

Changing Tires

Changing tires¬†doesn’t have to mean a trip to the garage. It’s easier than¬†you¬†think.¬†Changing your¬†own¬†tires¬†is a job¬†you can¬†handle¬†yourself¬†if¬†you¬†already have rims attached to¬†your tires. Anyone¬†can do¬†it, it just takes knowledge, practice and confidence to build the skill. Tire change if you do not know what you are doing can be difficult and if so you have options.

Yes, it can be a good idea to call someone if you with a flat tire, especially if you are in an unfamiliar, possibly dangerous area, or if your car is blocking traffic. The police will be able to put flares around your car so that other drivers will see it, and luckily, they are trained to change tires.

The general rule of thumb is that¬†tires¬†can last anywhere between 25,000¬†to¬†50,000 miles before they need¬†to¬†be replaced. You will want¬†to¬†refer¬†to¬†the owner’s manual for specific recommendations that come with your car. It is better¬†to¬†be safe and sorry¬†when¬†it comes¬†to tire¬†replacement.

Front-load washers

Last month I posted an article about Top Load Washers. Now today, it’s all about the front-load washing machines.¬†You may recall that top-load machines ruled the roost while you were growing up, but by the turn of the century, front-loading washing machines took center stage. Then, by the late 2000s, sales of front-load and top-load washing machines were split down the middle. I kinda prefer the front-load washers, in terms of looks. Make sure which ever style of washing machine you get you also find a good appliance repair service. Appliance repair services in your area are handy to have contact with.

Here are some Pros about Front-load washers:

  • The lack of an agitator makes front-load washers gentle on clothes.
  • Front-loaders consistently out-perform top-loaders in cleaning tests.
  • Faster spin cycles get clothing an average of 10 percent drier, giving your clothes dryer an efficiency boost.
  • Many brands are stackable, making them apartment-friendly.
  • With no top-loading lid to get in your way, you can install laundry appliances under a countertop or low shelf.

Cons include:

  • You have to bend down to unload the machine.
  • The air-tight door invites mold growth. Keeping the door ajar between loads helps to prevent this problem.
  • The control panel on the front invites kids to press buttons and change settings. Control lock-outs on some models counteract this drawback.

The Verdict. Front-load washers are generally considered to be better at cleaning clothing than top-load washers, and with less wear and tear. Front-load washers also use less water than standard top-load washers.

Tips To Care For Your Stove

When you make good use of your stove top like we do, maintaining it is always a chore. But it has got to be done. If there are problems with your stove top that you need a specialist to take care of try services like Capital Appliance Repair Vancouver who can get things done for you.

However just for regular maintenance that we all can do – I know, I know, if you are like me you are lazy -and should do, here are some tips:

6 Tips for Caring for the Kitchen Stove
1. Prevent Boil-overs. When cooking, use pots and pans that are deep enough to prevent boil-overs and splattering. …
2. Clean Spills Quickly. Cooking spills are inevitable. …
3. Use Elbow Grease, Not Abrasives. …
4. Clean the Stove Parts Regularly. …
5.¬† Clean Under the Hood. …
6. Clean that Grimy Oven Window.

Keep Locksmith Numbers Handy

I spoke to my mom this weekend while we were having coffee and asked her if she remembered the time when I got locked in our apartment in Kuwait. After a little prompting she smiled and said yes she did remember the incident and that I got scared and even cried a little – no I did not – and wonders how we got the door open again. I was kid, maybe 7 or so I managed to get myself locked in when I accidentally jammed the lock on the door that separates the main bedroom, bathroom and kitchen of our flat in Kuwait City from the living room and the key broke in the lock. I was panicking and my mother was panicking but finally she managed to get hold of my dad who called in the locksmith that he knew and an 90 minutes later, I was free.

Services like Capital Locksmith are always a good option to have on your dial list for emergencies. One of my friends out in Glebe had such a problem when she came home late at night and had to stand outside in the cold as her key to the front door of her house broke in the lock. Her only option was to wait in the cold with a thermos of coffee while the guy drove up to her house and let her in and made a quick change of lock and gave her the new keys. This experience was unsettling for her considering that it was almost 11pm and it was a cold late November night.

Having a reliable service that operates all hours or the day is reassuring incase you do have that unfortunate situation happen to you and your family.

Candy For Halloween

Ah, Halloween. It is the perfect little festival meant for kids and adults alike. It’s the time when children and their elders dress up and try to find new and innovative costumes and try and outdo each other in the authenticity & ingenuity of their costume design. And it’s also a time to have fun, go for parties and give out candy. What kid doesn’t enjoy getting free candy from their parents, uncles & aunts and families in their neighbourhood?

You can go and get candy from your local Walmart / Target / Loblaws or any kind of chain supermarket or the convenience store on your block. Or look out for specialty stores that offer candy products like Bazooka Joe in bulk candy supplies. You may as well go to a store online or physical and if you have the need, they would be the best to get you your needs.

Another options is Bulk Barn or something similar for buy certain candy in bulk. If you having trouble finding treats and party supplies near you stores like these make it effortless to find candies by color, flavor (mint, sour, and spicy), event (birthday, wedding, baby shower), or holiday (Christmas, Valentines Day, Easter, or Halloween). You can even conveniently search international candy by nation, for hard to find Japanese or Mexican sweets!

Crazy Laws In Europe

1. In France it’s illegal to name your pig Napoleon.

2 . Driving a dirty car in Chelyabinsk, Russia can get you fined up to 2,000 rubles (about 62 USD).

3. In Milan it is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except for funerals or hospital visits.

4. An English law prohibits people to die in the House of Parliament.

5. Heels are banned at certain Greek archaeological sites, including the Acropolis.

6. Men wearing a skirt in public in Italy can be arrested.

7. In Denmark, if a person finds a lost child, they can claim the child as their own if a parent does not turn up within 2 hours.

8. No one is allowed to play electronic games in Greece.

9. If you challenge a man to a fist fight to the death in Norway, he must accept or pay a penalty of 4 deer.

10. In Russia it is illegal to say any sentence containing more than 4 words in English.

Short Dirty Jokes

  • “What do you call a man who cries while he pleasures himself? A tearjerker.”
  • “What do you call a herd of cows masturbating? Beef strokin’ off.”
  • “What do you call an expert fisherman? A master baiter.”
  • “What do you call a nanny with breast implants? A faux-pair.”
  • “What do you call a guy with a small penis? Just-in.”
  • “Do you like sales? Because clothing is 100% off at my place.”
  • “I wish you were my big toe. Then I would bang you on every piece of furniture at my house.”
  • “‘You’re cute’ has U in it, but ‘quickie’ has U and I together.”
  • “Do you do carpeting? Because I’m looking for a deep shag.”
  • “Is your name winter? Because you’ll be coming soon.”
  • “How is playing bridge similar to sex? If you don’t have a good partner, you better have a good hand.”
  • “How is life like a penis? It sometimes get hard when you least expect it.”
  • “Did you hear about the man who ejaculated without a penis? He came out of nowhere.”
  • “Why does Santa have such a heavy sack? He only comes once a year.”
  • “How is a thunderstorm similar to sex? You never know how many inches you will get or how long it will last.”

The Weekend’s Gone In A Flash

Why the bloody hell do these 3 day weekends always seem to rush by? They have even started to feel shorter than a regular 2 day weekend! Of all the nerve.

In the blink of an eye, faster than a hurricane in the eye of a storm, 3 days go by faster than a day of the work week. Time flies by when you are having fun or doing nothing. This morning I woke up at 9 am but since I am working a 6:30 pm to 3:30 am shift I felt that it would be good to get some more sleep so I laid back in bed and snoozed for another 2.5 hours.

Morning sleep, when it isn’t noisy or too sunny is a beautiful thing. So I had a smile on my face as I napped till 11:30 when I just had to wake up. Couple of coffees later I am good to go. But I will lie back and watch a movie in the afternoon before 5pm when I go and get a shower and get ready for the work.

Arsenal 0 Leicester City 1

Jamie Vardy came off the bench to score a customary goal against Arsenal and send Leicester to within a point of the Premier League summit with a first win at the Gunners’ home since 1973.Vardy, 33, had missed two games with a calf injury but was reintroduced after a largely sterile opening hour at Emirates Stadium and promptly ended a 262-minute Leicester goal drought in the league. The former England international headed home fellow substitute Cengiz Under’s smart pass to bring up a remarkable 11th Premier League goal against Arsenal in 12 appearances. Only Wayne Rooney, with 12, has more goals.

Until Vardy’s arrival Leicester had barely threatened but they have now won their opening three away league games for the first time. Arsenal were disappointing and, despite dominating possession and having 12 shots on goal, never looked like seriously testing Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel as they slipped to a first home league defeat of 2020. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta criticised the decision to disallow an Alexandre Lacazette header for offside early in the first half. Arsenal thought they had scored in the opening minutes when Lacazette headed in from a corner, but Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were both offside.

From that point Arsenal controlled the game for the most part, but, despite Kieran Tierney raiding with intent down the left, they struggled to bust open the organised visitors. Arsenal had 11 shots in the first half but Schmeichel’s only save of note came from the one effort after the break, pushing out a decent volley from Hector Bellerin. Aubameyang, who has now gone five Premier League games without a goal for the first time, was largely anonymous. Thomas Partey made a much-vaunted full league debut in midfield but was not alone in failing to shine as Arsenal moved the ball painfully slowly at times. They have scored only eight goals in six league games this season. They have managed fewer at this stage in one of the previous 20 campaigns, when they scored five goals in 2015-16.