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Use of MOVING BLANKETS for SOUNDPROOFING.

Since I started to offer moving blankets for sale online I noticed that majority of online customers are not moving companies or movers. One unexpected demand to use moving blankets was for deadening sound. Once I got an urgent request from a customer who had to have the blankets NOW! because her dog was making so much noise landlord threatened to evict her! We delivered the same day and she was happy. Many orders come from recording studios, musicians and film makers. People who need to create a special requirements for making a good recording.

With cooperation from one of them we specially designed a moving blanket for sound proofing.

The thickness of the blanket was suggested to be 8.2 lbs which seems to be optimal for sound proofing without making blanket too bulky and difficult to handle.

The Color choice , One side Black and the other side White, was also selected to satisfy film makers special light reflection requirements.

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Once I got this e-mail:

Hi,

I noticed that in your packing blanket section you make mention of noise control use. Just wondering if you can provide me with any noise absorption specifications relating to the different blanket categories.

Thanks for any help!

-Dan

I started to search for specs and came across an interesting chatroom of Filmmakers where they discuss the topic of using moving blankets for sound proofing ( dvxuser-dot-com) below is the condensed version of the chats that should answer the question if the Moving blankets can be suitable for soundproofing and what to expect from them.:

Q: I understand the usefulness if not necessity of having so-called “sound blankets” to absorb sound, especially with my less than ideal mics etc.. I know that there are special blankets made of special materials and that’s what you pros probably use. And I know they cost a way more than I can afford.

Here’s my question: Can I get reasonable (not necessarily best possible) results just using inexpensive quilted furniture moving pads? I don’t see why I can’t just get a few of these and add some grommets so that I can hang them if I want to. They might not be the best at deadening sound (stopping reflections), but the large thick type should certainly help the acoustics in many indoor situations.

A: Yes, movers blankets are fine, provided they are thick like. Acoustic treatment is one area where I dont place a whole heap of value in buying specialist products (at least, not for on set applications). I say this because having a carpeted room in a quiet neighborhood with some soft furniture (beds/couches) inside is often enough to give good results if the correct mic choice is made (here Im not talking make and model, but polar pattern), and that mic is put in an appropriate place. And when you DO get optimal recording conditions, then your audio sounds INCREDIBLE.

Q: So, next question, once you have the large thick movers blankets, what is the best way to suspend them. Would you use light stands with a “knuckle” (I think thats what it is called) or some other type of special clamp, or would you use a background setup with a pole stretched between two stands and then suspend the blanket from the pole? Or would you only drape the blankets around the room. I should have prefaced this with the situation is that you are shooting an interview in a room with poor acoustics.

If suspending the blankets gives better sound, what is the best way to do it?

A: What really makes the difference, is the surface area the blanket covers, and the distance from the speaker. As sound leaves a speakers mouth, the closer the blanket is to them, the less surfaces the noise can be reflected off before it gets absorbed by the blanket. Back in our old office, we used a small tiled bathroom as a vocal booth for doing music recordings. Normally, this would be a nightmare acoustically. But we hung a sleeping bag (inside out) covering the entire wall the singers were facing. All the sound projected in that direction would be absorbed, and the recordings really came out great sounding in there.

Comment From another member:

I want to get great sound, but only want to spend $500 – tell me how”. I think it is a natural reaction to read a post like that and basically say “for $500 your sound will be crap”.

Okay, now that I have gotten that off my chest, let’s get to the topic at hand – moving blankets. Yes, moving blankets work well as sound blankets. But, you want the good, thick ones, not the thin ones. And, if you have an option, get them in both light and dark colors. Your lighting team will thank you.

Q: Hi all, just read thru and couldn’t find any refs. to….shouldn’t you find out what frequencies the ‘blankets’ attenuate before ordering. Custom designed sound foam and tiles refer to certain frequencies for users to specify.

If any of the these blankets attenuate the mid voice range, then they could be trouble?

A: The blankets are not for sound proofing but diffusion. A lot of things work to do this including the human body but blankets are the most convenient tool that can be taken from set to set easily.

Q: Sorry, I didn’t have in mind sound proofing but if a set is too live for your voices, shouldn’t you have a rough idea what frequencies your blankets will absorb rather than diffuse? And how do you measure that, how many blankets do you put up, first time on that set?

Hard questions all, experience with your chosen blankets for different size rooms is the answer I guess. And as you say portability is paramount.

A: From a post perspective you probably cant make it too dead. If you sound post is all going to be in FCP or another NLE then I would try to avoid REALLY dead but you don’t have much chance of ever getting a set dead, there is just too much other stuff around.

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Popular soap opera ‘The Young and the Restless’ celebrates 35 years on the air

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July 25, 2017 · Filed under Uncategorized

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The popular American soap opera The Young and the Restless, currently the reigning Emmy Award-winner for best daytime drama, celebrated 35 years on the air Wednesday.

The 35th anniversary also comes after the series, known colloquially as Y&R, marked its 1,000th straight week as the highest-rated soap opera in a daytime slot. In addition to keeping the #1 spot every week since December 1988, Y&R has also been the top-rated soap in the African-American demographic since 1991.

A trend-setter since the beginning, Y&R relied on character-driven storytelling, accentuated with understated sexuality from its cast, which at that time was mostly young, in order to bring in teenage and twentysomething viewers who were ignored by soap producers and networks up to that time. These traits immediately set Y&R apart from other soap operas, and other soaps have since mimicked Y&R’s formulaic approach to offering something for everyone, especially younger viewers.

Since premiering on March 26, 1973, Y&R has become a worldwide cultural institution in its own right, racking up an impressive 100 Emmy Awards between the writers, producers, cast and crew since 1974. The show has aired in over 100 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, and Turkey, and reaches a worldwide audience of ten million daily. So far-reaching was Y&R’s appeal that Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci chose the serial’s theme song as accompanying music to her floor exercises at the 1976 Summer Olympics. In Australia, where Y&R has aired since 1974, the show was canceled by the original network that aired it in 2007, prompting a widespread fan backlash in that country. It was quickly moved to a pay channel.

Over the past 35 years, countless characters, marriages, divorces, births, deaths, and every joy and trauma in between have visited the residents of Genoa City, where Y&R is set. To commemorate the milestone, Mike Halterman from Wikinews interviewed three actresses who have played long-running characters on Y&R, and asked them to share their memories. All three responded to questions about what being on Y&R means to them, what their favorite storylines were, what they perhaps would have wanted to do all over again, and what they’d love to tell their fans directly.

Below are portions of all three interviews.

Contents

  • 1 Wikinews interviews Y&R cast members
    • 1.1 Questions asked to all three
    • 1.2 Questions asked to Melody Thomas Scott
    • 1.3 Questions asked to Michelle Stafford
    • 1.4 Questions asked to Tricia Cast
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Popular soap opera ‘The Young and the Restless’ celebrates 35 years on the air

July 25, 2017 · Filed under Uncategorized

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The popular American soap opera The Young and the Restless, currently the reigning Emmy Award-winner for best daytime drama, celebrated 35 years on the air Wednesday.

The 35th anniversary also comes after the series, known colloquially as Y&R, marked its 1,000th straight week as the highest-rated soap opera in a daytime slot. In addition to keeping the #1 spot every week since December 1988, Y&R has also been the top-rated soap in the African-American demographic since 1991.

A trend-setter since the beginning, Y&R relied on character-driven storytelling, accentuated with understated sexuality from its cast, which at that time was mostly young, in order to bring in teenage and twentysomething viewers who were ignored by soap producers and networks up to that time. These traits immediately set Y&R apart from other soap operas, and other soaps have since mimicked Y&R’s formulaic approach to offering something for everyone, especially younger viewers.

Since premiering on March 26, 1973, Y&R has become a worldwide cultural institution in its own right, racking up an impressive 100 Emmy Awards between the writers, producers, cast and crew since 1974. The show has aired in over 100 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, and Turkey, and reaches a worldwide audience of ten million daily. So far-reaching was Y&R’s appeal that Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci chose the serial’s theme song as accompanying music to her floor exercises at the 1976 Summer Olympics. In Australia, where Y&R has aired since 1974, the show was canceled by the original network that aired it in 2007, prompting a widespread fan backlash in that country. It was quickly moved to a pay channel.

Over the past 35 years, countless characters, marriages, divorces, births, deaths, and every joy and trauma in between have visited the residents of Genoa City, where Y&R is set. To commemorate the milestone, Mike Halterman from Wikinews interviewed three actresses who have played long-running characters on Y&R, and asked them to share their memories. All three responded to questions about what being on Y&R means to them, what their favorite storylines were, what they perhaps would have wanted to do all over again, and what they’d love to tell their fans directly.

Below are portions of all three interviews.

Contents

  • 1 Wikinews interviews Y&R cast members
    • 1.1 Questions asked to all three
    • 1.2 Questions asked to Melody Thomas Scott
    • 1.3 Questions asked to Michelle Stafford
    • 1.4 Questions asked to Tricia Cast
  • 2 Sources

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July 24, 2017 · Filed under Communication Skills Training

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Footballers Neymar, Zlatan, Nolito sign contracts

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July 24, 2017 · Filed under Uncategorized

 Correction — December 15, 2016 The article states that “Zlatan helped the club win two domestic titles in a row,” but Zlatan helped Paris Saint-Germain to win two trebles in a row. Winning the domestic title is just one part of winning the treble. Zlatan has won four Ligue 1 titles with PSG. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

On Friday, Neymar Jr agreed to a five-year contract extension with FC Barcelona, Zlatan Ibrahimovi? to a one-year contract with Manchester United F.C. as a free agent, and Nolito joined Manchester City F.C. from Celta de Vigo for a four-year term.

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Bihar class X student allegedly gang raped, thrown from moving train

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Bihar class X student allegedly gang raped, thrown from moving train

July 24, 2017 · Filed under Uncategorized

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A sixteen-year-old girl from Lakhisarai district, Bihar, India, reported to the police on Sunday that she had been raped multiple times and thrown out of a moving train.

She was found unconscious near the tracks not far from Kiul Junction by some locals who took her to a nearby hospital. She was later taken to the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH). A PMCH doctor commented anonymously, “She has received at least two dozen stitches in her private parts, both her feet are irrevocably damaged, her thigh bone is fractured and she has serious injuries on her waist. Her condition is very critical”.

The girl, a tenth grade student, said she was abducted in a field and raped on, by reports, Friday or Saturday, by two men; according to Indian newspaper DNA, Santosh Yadav and Mrityunjay Yadav. She was later raped by several others — by varying reports, three to six — and taken on a train from Chanan railway station. Two of the alleged assailants lived in the same locality, according to senior police officer SK Singhal.

She was raped again, she said, on the train and received several wounds as the rapists mutilated her before throwing her out of the train. “I could hear them speaking that they should kill me and they threw me out of the train. When I gained consciousness, I was in a hospital”, she said.

As of Monday, police said one juvenile allegedly involved had been arrested.

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Sandra Fluke insists she will not be silenced

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Sandra Fluke insists she will not be silenced

July 24, 2017 · Filed under Uncategorized

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

In an opinion piece published by CNN on Tuesday, Georgetown University law student and women’s rights advocate Sandra Fluke insisted she will not allow slurs from critics to silence her and other women from continuing to speak out on issues regarding women’s health and contraception.

Fluke has faced slurs and personal attacks after speaking before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee in the United States House of Representatives about women’s health and contraception. She was called a “slut” and a “prostitute” by talk radio show host Rush Limbaugh. In response to these attacks, Fluke has received public support from women, members of the media, and politicians including the President of the United States.

Attacking me and women who use contraception by calling us prostitutes and worse cannot silence us.

In her piece for CNN, Fluke took the opportunity to thank her supporters, writing, “By now, many have heard the stories I wanted to share thanks to the congressional leaders and members of the media who have supported me and millions of women in speaking out.” She characterized the “opponents of reproductive health access” who issued personal attacks against her as being motivated by an attempt to change the topic of conversation away from a dialogue about women’s health, and “to silence women’s voices regarding their own health care.”

Fluke wrote that the efforts by some to drown out women from speaking out about women’s health were unsuccessful. She came to this conclusion due to the multitude of positive comments and encouragement sent to her by both female and male individuals urging that contraception medication be considered a medical necessity.

Asserting that she would not remain silent on this issue of women’s health, Fluke wrote, “Attacking me and women who use contraception by calling us prostitutes and worse cannot silence us.”

She noted that a significant majority of women have utilized contraception medication, and commented that there exists a social disconnect between politicians attempting to make it more difficult for women to access this type of health care, and the views of society-at-large about the matter: “Restricting access to such a basic health care service, which 99% of sexually experienced American women have used and 62% of American women are using right now, is out of touch with public sentiment.”

Fluke concluded her piece by emphasizing that those in power should not govern based on ideology: “I am proud to stand with the millions of women and men who recognize that our government should legislate according to the reality of our lives — not for ideology.”

After being banned by Congressman Darrell Issa from speaking before a Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on February 16 which consisted mainly of male panelists, Fluke appeared before a meeting of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee convened by Minority leader of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi on February 23.

Fluke spoke to the committee about the need for contraception to be covered by health care plans offered by employers, as a matter integral to women’s health. She cited multiple cases where women take contraception medication as part of their health care for treatment of medical conditions unrelated to birth control, including two women who suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome, a woman who is afflicted with endometriosis and another who takes contraception in order to prevent seizures.

Time and time again, women have been silenced in this discussion, a discussion about our own very personal health care decisions.

Speaking before the United States Senate on February 17 along with fellow members Patty Murray, Kirsten Gillibrand, Barbara Boxer, and Charles Schumer, Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire expressed her support for Fluke. Like Fluke, Senator Shaheen pointed out the need not to silence the voices of women in the public government debate about women’s health care: “Time and time again, women have been silenced in this discussion, a discussion about our own very personal health care decisions.” Senator Shaheen concluded her remarks with an explanation as to why she believes women should have significant representation in discussions about their health care: “Women deserve a voice in this debate because, after all, in the end this is about our health and it is about a health care decision that is between women, their families, their doctors, and their own faith.”

President Barack Obama called Fluke on March 2 to express his support for her courage to speak out on issues of women’s health. In his first press conference of 2012 on March 6, he discussed his reasons for deciding to call Fluke.

The President cited his personal thoughts about his own two daughters: “And the reason I called Ms. Fluke is because I thought about Malia and Sasha [Obama’s daughters], and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on. I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re being good citizens.”

President Obama went on to state that Fluke served as a positive role model for citizen participation in democracy and society: “And I wanted Sandra to know that I thought her parents should be proud of her, and that we want to send a message to all our young people that being part of a democracy involves argument and disagreements and debate, and we want you to be engaged, and there’s a way to do it that doesn’t involve you being demeaned and insulted, particularly when you’re a private citizen.”

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July 24, 2017 · Filed under Bottle Manufacturer

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If you own a top-of-the-range dishwasher, the last thing you want to do is ruin it.

With this in mind, there are some items of kitchenware, cookware and bakeware that you should not put in the dishwasher under any circumstances. Otherwise, you will damage both your cookware and washing equipment.

Wooden kitchenware: Wood will crack and swell in the dishwasher. Therefore, you should never wash chopsticks, salad bowls, wooden spoons, or cutting boards in your dishwasher.

Cast iron cookware: Not only does cast iron kitchenware rust, but the iron also chips while in the dishwasher. Wash you cast iron cookware separately in the sink.

Expensive china kitchenware: China will become worn with repeated washing as well as being vulnerable to chipping. Leave your best dishware for hand washing.

Copper kitchenware: Copper dents in the dishwasher so it is inadvisable to put your cookware in there. Its quality can be retained through hand-washing with a soft cloth.

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Knives: The formula in dishwasher tablets often cause scratches on knives, which, in turn, damages and dulls the blades.

Crystal kitchen: Crystal is definitely not suitable for dishwashers. The food particles often etch into crystal and cracking occurs due to heat. The only suitable way to wash these is by hand, drying them with a soft cloth.

Insulated mugs: The vacuum seal inside these mugs are destroyed when water seeps in. Ensure they maintain their original standards by keeping them out of the dishwasher.

Brass kitchenware: Intense bursts of hot water will remove the protective layer, eventually creating a dull, worn look.

Delicate Glass kitchenware: Thin, delicate glass kitchenware should never be added to a dishwasher load. Just the water pressure alone may smash it. Always sink wash glassware.

Enamel cookware: Since it is prone to chipping, avoid using emamel cookware in a dishwasher, and avoid harsh scrubbing, substituting with a dry, soft cloth.

Low quality non stick and anodised aluminium bakeware and kitchenware: With many types of bakeware, the coating will wear out through repeated dishwashing. Eventually, the bakeware will lose its non-stick qualities. Soak them in the sink instead.

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Experts weigh possible consequences of U.S. president’s son’s campaign-season meeting with Russian lawyer

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July 24, 2017 · Filed under Uncategorized

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This past week, experts from the United States and abroad have commented on the revelation that Donald Trump Jr., son of current U.S. President Donald Trump, met with a Russian lawyer in 2016 the hopes of collecting opposition research against his father’s then-rival for the Oval Office, Democrat Hillary Clinton. The general consensus seems to be that, while not treasonous, Trump Jr.’s accepting an offer of political help from a foreign government may have violated U.S. campaign finance law, though there are differences in opinion regarding what the consequences may be.

On Tuesday, Donald Trump, Jr., son of current United States President Donald Trump, released copies of the emails in which he established communication between a Russian lawyer and himself during last year’s U.S. presidential election. These emails contradict the assertions of some parties in the Trump administration that they did not encourage the Kremlin’s involvement in any attempts to discredit Clinton or sway the election Trump’s way. In those emails, British publicist Rob Goldstone wrote to Donald Trump Jr. on June 3, 2016, offering to put him in touch with Russian pop musician Emin Agalarov, son of real estate magnate Aras Agalarov, who has connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Emin just called and asked me to contact you with something very interesting,” wrote Goldstone. “The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father. […] This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”

Donald Trump Jr. replied: “If it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer.” A few days later, Trump Jr. met with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer for the Russian government. Trump Jr. had written that he planned to invite his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and campaign manager Paul Manafort, and both have conceded the meeting took place.

Of the meeting itself, Trump Jr. told the media Veselnitskaya told him some organizations in Russia were funding the Democratic National Convention and Clinton’s campaign but did not provide any useful details and quickly changed the subject to the adoption of Russian children by Americans, which Putin had blocked, and a U.S. law allowing the seizure of assets of Russians guilty of human rights abuses. According to Trump Jr., “It became clear to me that this was the true agenda all along and that the claims of potentially helpful information were a pretext for the meeting.” Veselnitskaya herself would tell The Times she had not discussed the presidential campaign at all and claim she had not spoken to anyone in the Russian government about the meeting. The emails do not list what was said at this meeting, and it is not clear whether Veselnitskaya’s information had been gleaned via the hacking of the Democratic National Convention.

Regardless of whether the meeting provided Trump Jr. with anything that actually furthered the campaign, he may have broken U.S. law just by accepting the meeting.

Some, including Clinton’s vice-presidential candidate, Tim Kaine have accused Trump Jr. of treason “QUOTE FROM KAINE HERE,” which is historically very difficult to prosecute. Even Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of selling U.S. nuclear secrets to the Soviets in the mid-twentieth-century, were technically charged with espionage instead.

Regardless of whether any information useful to the campaign changed hands, Trump Jr. may have violated U.S. campaign finance law just by accepting the offered meeting. Legally, campaigners running for U.S. office are explicitly forbidden from asking for money from anyone outside the United States, but accepting help in other forms may also be illegal if said help constitutes a “thing of value.” Paul S. Ryan of the watchdog group Common Cause told reporters: “If these e-mails are not a hoax, they are the smoking gun showing Donald Trump Jr. illegally solicited a contribution from a foreign national – in the form of opposition research against Hillary Clinton.”

Richard Painter, who served as one of President George W. Bush’s ethics lawyers, told NPR Donald Trump Jr. was unlikely to be charged with treason but could be charged with perjury: “[Trump and family] over and over again, have said, ‘We did not collude with the Russians,’ and they did not collude with the Russians, I guess, like President Clinton did not have sex with that woman.” Painter noted the difference between the current concerns about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the 1998 allegations that then-President Bill Clinton had had an affair with a White House intern: “this is a lie we care about. This is about our national security.”

According to Fordham University law professor Jed Shugerman, “[T]he bigger concern is that courts are going to be very cautious about applying this statute to the sharing of information because of free speech concerns. So even though one could make the argument that in these emails there’s evidence of conspiracy to violate campaign finance laws, there’s no precedent that suggests that those laws would be applied as broadly.”

Last year, parties traced to Russia hacked both the Democratic and Republican party databases, but only negative information about the Democratic candidate was released to the public. At first, it was not clear whether the hacks had been ordered by the Russian government or were merely performed by people who happened to be in Russia, but U.S. intelligence agencies have since concluded the Kremlin organized these events with the goal of swaying the U.S. election toward Trump.

Trump Jr. has echoed official word from the White House stating President Trump had no knowledge of the meeting and only learned of it this past week.

President Trump posted to Twitter in response to his son’s decision to make the emails public: “My son Donald did a good job last night. He was open, transparent and innocent. This is the greatest Witch Hunt in political history. Sad!”

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