Imagine looking outside your home window and seeing a group of deer partying in your swimming pool or, in a twist on the Goldilocks children’s story, you found a bear has broken into your home and has been tasting the food left in your refrigerator? Scenarios similar to this are the basis of a new ad campaign launched by Farmers Insurance®, one of the nation’s largest insurer groups. The company’s new, We Know From Experience, advertising campaign kicks off today with two television spots and a new interactive website that humorously convey to consumers that Farmers, over its 87 year history, has helped customers recover from some of the most unique --- yet very real --- claims.
“The amazingly unlikely events we’ll be featuring in our new campaign are based on real claims experienced by our customers,” said Mike Linton, chief marketing officer for Farmers Insurance. “Through this new campaign we hope consumers realize that we know a thing or two about insurance and that our agents are ready to help consumers understand coverage options so consumers can select the coverages they want.”
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Deng Bin is one of China’s few practitioners of Jin Shan, or Kintsugi in Japanese. It’s the art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer resin dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum.
“The demand from a specific customer group is strong,” Says Deng. “They used to send the broken wares to Japan for repairing, which is rather time consuming and costly. So they were very happy when they found someone in China can do the job.”
People don’t want to throw away the broken wares for many reasons. They might feel attached to them after using them for a long time. Another reason could be that the wares carry some special meaning. Something perhaps passed down from the father or the grandmother. They become reminders of the older generation who’ve passed away.
“Chinese people usually dislike broken things which they regard as useless and of no value,” says Deng. “However when it has been properly restored, the once broken object is reborn and its life is prolonged. That is then considered an immense gift.”
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Rife with edgy suspense, and epic conflict, The Ivory Staff follows a young woman as she journeys to save a nation broken by warfare, armed with nothing but determination.
Praised by critics for her knack for storytelling, M.Lachi showcases her talent with prose, and intricate subplotting in this Socio Fantasy. http://www.mlachi.com Fantasy
Elephants are widely used as tourists’ attraction in Asia, mostly as means of transport, exotic scenery for the trip’s pictures and tricks and dancing street shows. The Thai festival Surin Elephant Round-up offers all of the above and much more. It is held on the third weekend of November in a northeastern province of Thailand called Surin.. Over 300 elephants are forced into dozens of shows including elephant races, strength displays like log-pulling, pick-up small objects such as matchboxes with their trunks for the dazzled crowd, elephant dances, a tug-of-war against dozens of humans, re-enactments of old hunting and war scenes and of course the soccer game loved so much by the tourists who don’t see or think about the long period of practice hated so much by the elephants.
The Surin people were professional elephants exploiters, abducting baby elephants in the wild after killing their mothers and anyone else from the family who tried to defend the helpless babies. Then they domesticated them which is the washed term for isolation, constant beating and generally crushed them so they could be used for agriculture work or in war. These functions’ need decreased in time however the mahouts (elephant tamers), who still wanted to make a living using their violent skills, started the elephant entertainment business in Thailand. The elephants are cursed with humans’ ingenuity bless. The practices are the same, baby elephants are still endured the cruel, spirit-breaking process called Phajaan in Thai or "the crush" in English, in which they are imprisoned for several days, in a body size cage so they can’t turn around or lie down, and are constantly beaten with bats, poked with nail-studded sticks, and gouged with bull hooks until they are totally broken. Many babies die from their injuries, stress, starvation or from a repetitive stress syndrome caused by seeing their family killed in front of their eyes.
The poor survivors are smuggled across Thailand to be sold as the saddest entertainers in the world.
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The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is warning drivers to take their keys and lock their vehicles, or risk becoming a statistic. Some 45,000 drivers last year admitted that they had left their keys in the car when it was stolen.
“This may sound like a broken record,” said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle. “But the simple fact is, too many people make it easy for car thieves. We repeatedly warn motorists to lock it up and take the keys, but our research shows that in too many cases, that’s not happening. Today’s vehicles have excellent anti-theft systems, but they don’t work if you don’t use them.”
The new PSA, “If Only Cars Could Talk,” uses animated cars to drive home the point that a thoughtless driver may regret the decision to leave the car unlocked with the keys inside because they are only making a quick stop.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7523154-nicb-psa-warns-of-car-and-cargo-theft/
Vandell’s debut record takes its namesake from that same title, one
that has been hard-earned by Vandell over years of intense work. The
African-native instrumentalist has released one of the more intriguing
and eclectic instrumental records thus far this year on the indie
scene. What makes the ‘One-Girl Symphony’ so interesting is Vandell’s
hand over a vast array of genres. The record style-hops with ridiculous
tact, shifting from classical influences to rock and roll and blues in
seamless movements. Speaking of which, there actually are movements.
Her debut album is broken into four autobiographical sections of three
songs each: Teenage Turbulence, The Formative Years, Return to
Innocence & Hope, and Empty Promises to Broken Hearts.
Holland America Line has broken ground on a new “Base Camp” complex at the company’s McKinley Chalet Resort near the entrance to Alaska’s Denali National Park. Expected to be complete for the 2016 Alaska cruise season, Base Camp is part of Holland America Line’s ongoing enhancement program at the property that also includes room updates, upgrades to soft goods and hotel decor and additional modifications.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7363851-holland-america-denali-base-camp/
Watch this video for a helpful tip on how to remove dings from your wooden furniture. Rub a walnut over the damaged area and watch as the area begins to darken.
Sometimes accidents happen at home, furniture and furnishings are damaged and equipment gets broken. NRMA Home and Contents Insurance is there to cover for you for life’s little accidents
Home and Contents Insurance provides you with new for old replacement for items, such as whitegoods, furniture, TVs, computer equipment, clothing and more. Visit the website today for more information on what is covered.
After much time pondering...."about 2 minutes"...I've decide "Yep...it's time to upload a new one. I've decided to go for simple this time and so this one came out fast like thin ketchup through a broken strainer..."Don't ask..I dunno"... I'll spend more time on the next one for sure but I like this one for it's simplicity and that it didn't take forever to do.
Raminator, a monster truck sponsored by the Ram Truck brand, has broken the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for the Fastest Speed for a Monster Truck at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Hitting a record speed of 99.10 miles per hour (mph), Raminator and Driver Mark Hall secured the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title at 8:44 a.m. (CT), breaking the previous record of 96.8 mph.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/71011510-raminator-and-hall-brothers-racing-shatter-guinness-world-records-fastest-speed-for-monster-truck/
Today, the manufacturing industry made history, breaking the Guinness World Record for the “World’s Largest Coin Mosaic” during the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). In an effort to raise awareness of the vital role the manufacturing industry plays in the U.S. economy and the opportunities it presents for the next generation of workers, the mosaic incorporated more than $65,000 worth of coins – the amount of money manufacturing contributes to the U.S. economy each second.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7101156-sandvik-guinness-world-record-largest-coin-mosaic-international-manufacturing-technology-show-imts/