Telephone directory – Boom Directory http://boomdirectory.com/ Sun, 05 Dec 2021 17:20:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://boomdirectory.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cropped-icon-32x32.png Telephone directory – Boom Directory http://boomdirectory.com/ 32 32 The little black book of Jeffrey Epstein, and his butler Juan Alessi testifies to it. https://boomdirectory.com/the-little-black-book-of-jeffrey-epstein-and-his-butler-juan-alessi-testifies-to-it/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 23:27:00 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/the-little-black-book-of-jeffrey-epstein-and-his-butler-juan-alessi-testifies-to-it/ On day four of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial, Government Exhibit 52 made its much anticipated debut. This is Jeffrey Epstein’s “little black book” – the phone book containing the names and numbers of a huge list of rich and powerful friends of Epstein and also, presumably, some of the people who made it up. have charged […]]]>

On day four of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial, Government Exhibit 52 made its much anticipated debut. This is Jeffrey Epstein’s “little black book” – the phone book containing the names and numbers of a huge list of rich and powerful friends of Epstein and also, presumably, some of the people who made it up. have charged with crimes.

The book was presented while prosecution witness Juan Alessi was in the stand. Alessi was a butler / driver / gofer at Epstein’s house in Palm Beach, Florida from around 1991 to 2002. He described the decadent atmosphere around the mansion, which he said was run “like a five star hotel”. He was supposed to keep wads of hundred dollar bills in each of Epstein’s cars at all times. He said there were a lot of women hanging out around Epstein’s pool and they were topless “75 to 80 percent of the time.” He said Maxwell, whom he called the ‘lady of the house’, had taken many photos of these topless women and displayed them in frames on his desk. He also said it was evident that Maxwell was in charge of running the household. And she slept in Epstein’s room, with Epstein.

Earlier this week, “Jane” – the pseudonymous accuser who alleges that Epstein and Maxwell sexually assaulted her for years from the age of 14 – spoke of a “sweet, Latin American man “who had led her between her house and Epstein’s. Today it became clear that it was Alessi. He said he drove Jane home with her mother and alone. He said he drove Jane to the movies with Epstein and Maxwell. And he said he drove Jane, with her luggage, onto the Palm Beach airport tarmac, where he saw her board Epstein’s private plane with Epstein and Maxwell (and, he was careful to note, Maxwell’s dog – a little Yorkie named Max).

Alessi described the many people who came to the house to massage Epstein, saying 98% of them were women. After some of these massages, when he came to clean up, Alessi found “a big dildo, like a man’s penis, with two heads” near the massage table. He would wash it and put it in a basket in Maxwell’s bathroom (there was his and his in the master bedroom) because he knew that was where he was kept.

Many of these details were vital to the prosecution case. But for the story beyond the story – the curiosity around Jeffrey Epstein, how he got his wealth, what he knew about his famous friends – the little black book was the real object of interest. A prosecutor took it out of his own accordion file, handed it to the defense team and the judge for inspection, and then brought it to Alessi on the witness stand. He identified it as the type of address book that would be at Epstein’s, and he said he recognized a lot of entries.

Ahead of the trial, NPR reported that prosecutors said the information in the book would “help establish who and what Maxwell knew – including” an inference that the accused knew that at least some of these people were minors ”. “But we didn’t get any juicy details from the little black book today. No names in bold. We may never do. The prosecution seems to want to file a heavily redacted version in evidence. There were long parallel arguments about what could be accepted and why. As the lawyers chewed on each other, Alessi, still at the stand, merely flipped through the pages of the book casually, browsing them with interest.

Towards the end of the day, Alessi opened up about the end of his job at Epstein. It seemed like he was fed up – and, reading between the lines, it was mainly Maxwell who bothered him. He hated the detailed and exhaustive checklist of chores she made him do around the house, and the way she ordered him to beg around her and Epstein. At one point, she told him to never make eye contact with Epstein and to “look at another part of the room” when Epstein spoke to her.

A few years after Alessi quit his job because he was “very, very tired”, his marriage fell apart and he encountered financial difficulties. At that point, he “made the biggest mistake I have ever made in my life.” He snuck through an unlocked sliding door to Epstein’s house and stole $ 6,300 from Epstein’s desk. Epstein quickly called him and, after seeing Alessi on security footage, confronted him about the theft. Epstein decided not to press charges, and Alessi paid the full amount back. Alessi still seemed grateful, even today, for Epstein’s mercy.

He did not grant Maxwell such affection. He said the enormous “housekeeping manual” she gave him required enough work for many more people than the staff. And he found a lot of “degrading” stains.

The prosecution produced pages from this manual as evidence. We could see them on the closed-circuit screen. The manual instructed Alessi to heat up a half-and-half full cream for Epstein’s coffee in the microwave for precisely 25 seconds. He insisted that he replace the tissue boxes once they were one-third full. He said he was “NEVER” – in all capitals – to disclose “the whereabouts or activities” of Epstein or Maxwell to anyone who requested it.

I also noticed an entry ordering Alessi to place an eye mask on Maxwell’s nightstand each night. This struck me because one of Maxwell’s many complaints about her treatment in prison is that she is not allowed to wear an eye mask at night. She also complained that the guards point flashlights at her while she sleeps and observe her closely when she uses the restroom. Maybe she should prepare a cleaning manual for them?

Earlier in the trial:

Day one: Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial opens with her lawyer plunging straight into the mud

Day two: why is Ghislaine Maxwell’s defense so determined to talk about Jeffrey Epstein’s famous friends?

Day three: How Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers try to discredit her accusers


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Towards a zero waste world https://boomdirectory.com/towards-a-zero-waste-world/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 21:00:00 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/towards-a-zero-waste-world/ Sarintorn Phansopa, Managing Director of Perfect Paper. (Photo: perfect paper) When Sarintorn’s father Phansopa started his small business collecting used paper almost five decades ago, he didn’t realize he would play a big role in making the world a cleaner and greener place. “We were tiny at the very beginning,” Sarintorn said. “My dad started […]]]>

Sarintorn Phansopa, Managing Director of Perfect Paper. (Photo: perfect paper)

When Sarintorn’s father Phansopa started his small business collecting used paper almost five decades ago, he didn’t realize he would play a big role in making the world a cleaner and greener place.

“We were tiny at the very beginning,” Sarintorn said. “My dad started out collecting old paper from publishing houses, businesses, schools and homes. With just a small van, my dad did everything himself, from collecting to sorting used paper.”

From such a small start, today Perfect Paper – the company founded by Sarintorn’s father – collects around 20,000 to 25,000 tonnes of used paper per month, or sometimes up to 40,000 tonnes, from various sources including households, banks, universities and publishing. Houses. The paper is then sorted and compressed before being distributed to customers who will use it as a raw material for something else.

Bringing new life to used materials, Perfect Paper is an example of a company that is an integral part of a circular economy, a closed-loop economic system in which raw materials, components and products lose their value as little as possible. An alternative to a traditional linear economy which means take, manufacture and waste, a circular economy and companies like Perfect Paper seek to reduce waste and reclaim resources at the end of a product’s lifecycle.

In recent years, Thailand and many countries around the world have taken circular economy practices seriously as a way to move towards sustainability. Take the European Union (EU), for example. In 2015, the European Commission adopted its first Circular Economy Action Plan which included measures to help boost Europe’s transition to a circular economy, boost global competitiveness, foster sustainable economic growth and generate new jobs. In 2019, the first circular economy action plan was fully completed.

Last year, the European Commission went so far as to adopt a new circular economy action plan with initiatives throughout the product lifecycle. The plan focuses on how products are designed, promotes circular economy processes, encourages sustainable consumption and aims to ensure that waste is avoided and that used resources are conserved in the EU economy as well. as long as possible. The new action plan also serves as a precondition for the EU’s goal of climate neutrality for 2050 and halting biodiversity loss.

Major brands around the world also adhere to the principle of the circular economy. Nike, for example, claims that 71% of its shoes are made with recycled materials from its own manufacturing process. Earlier this year, Adidas released their first fully recyclable shoe called Made To Be Remade. With the aim of entering into a circular economy, the sneakers are made with materials and technology that allow them to be returned to Adidas at the end of their life, after which they will be made into a new pair of shoes or a new one. product. As for H&M, 57% of its clothing materials were recycled or sustainably sourced in 2019. The company is targeting 100% by 2030.

Likewise, Thai businesses have jumped on the bandwagon and made a bold move towards the circular economy. Operating with a ‘waste paper to recycle’ mentality, Perfect Paper believes that all kinds of used paper can be recycled and reused like new.

“Recycling has become more important than ever,” said Sarintorn, second generation business owner and CEO of Perfect Paper. “Today, the use of products made from recycled materials is becoming more and more popular and acceptable to consumers and the sustainability agenda is becoming an increasingly important issue for large companies. At Perfect Paper, we play our part by processing used materials and turning them into different types of paper. such as tissue paper, printing and writing paper, kraft paper or molded paper used as packaging material.

Thailand is said to use an estimate of 3.9 million tonnes of paper per year, which is the equivalent of about 60 kg per person on an annual basis. But with his 20 years of experience in the family business, Sarintorn has seen a significant change in the way people use paper in the country. Print materials such as newspapers and magazines have migrated to digital platforms. The yellow pages phone book is gone. However, this does not mean that the paper loses all of its meaning.

“People still use paper but in different forms,” she added. “With huge efforts to reduce the use of polystyrene and plastic for the sake of the environment, brands and product manufacturers have increasingly turned to paper-based packaging materials, being since paper can be made in different shapes and has different levels of durability. “

With three factories currently under its wing, Perfect Paper has also joined the Smart Business Transformation program to focus on its own digital transformation. Organized by UOB Thailand and The FinLab, the program aims to equip Thai small and medium-sized enterprises with know-how and relevant technological solutions to support them in their digital transformation journey. Perfect Paper has adopted technological solutions for its logistics and marketing and expects savings of 15% and a doubling of its turnover.

“With the company’s participation in UOB Thailand’s intelligent business transformation, we firmly believe that the use of digital technology in our business operations will help reduce the gap between systems and tasks that overlap. The custom digital solution that we accessed through the program will allow us to achieve better business response times compared to the out-of-the-box system we were using previously. We also expect greater work efficiency and greater happiness among our staff. “

From a family business using a simple buy and sell approach, Perfect Paper now has the infrastructure to keep the company’s recycling goal sustainable. With human resources, machines, digital solutions as well as tracking and tracking systems, the company is now able to export recycled paper to other countries as well.

In terms of future plans, Sarintorn foresees a more sustainable business that will focus not only on short term profits but also long term results.

“Perfect Paper started heartily by helping to eliminate waste and recycle it as part of the circular economy. So the more the business grows, the more we can give back to society,” said Sarintorn.



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The most dangerous phone numbers for your pocket according to the OCU that you should avoid calling https://boomdirectory.com/the-most-dangerous-phone-numbers-for-your-pocket-according-to-the-ocu-that-you-should-avoid-calling/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 11:05:01 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/the-most-dangerous-phone-numbers-for-your-pocket-according-to-the-ocu-that-you-should-avoid-calling/ Many people today don’t know what prefixes mean and it can lead to unexpected bills at the end of the month over the phone. That’s why the UCO tells us what we need to know before picking up the phone. Every time the phone rings and we look at the number, we wonder how much […]]]>

Many people today don’t know what prefixes mean and it can lead to unexpected bills at the end of the month over the phone. That’s why the UCO tells us what we need to know before picking up the phone.

Every time the phone rings and we look at the number, we wonder how much the joke is going to come out of us. Although, fortunately, this only happens when the phone calling us does not start with 6 (a sign that it is a personal mobile and that this call is included in our tariff).

But when the number starts with 8 or 9 things change, since we are talking about landline, business or reverse recharge, which is equivalent to several euros per minute and a monumental anger at the end of the month.

And the OCU, Organization of Consumers and Users, who knows it well, wanted to help us with an explanation of the meaning of each number, so that we know how to identify our incoming calls.

Nothing like knowledge so that they don’t overload us.

800 numbers: These numbers are reserved for phones where service is provided during the call. The type of service is defined by the first 3 digits:

803: This prefix is ​​used in adult services. 806: This number is intended for entertainment services (tarot cards, games, etc.). 807: For professional services (medical, advice, etc.)

900 numbers: These figures are those of administrations, customer service, etc. Here everyone has a mission and they are very different from each other.

Let’s see them in depth because they are numerous and very different:

900: Calling a number that begins with 900 will be free, as this call is paid for by whoever receives the call. 901: Usually used by public administration, such as tax agency or social security. When you dial 901, you pay one part of the call and the recipient another. 902: The user must pay the full cost of the call. A call of only 5 minutes costs around 3 euros from a mobile and more than 1 euro from a landline. 905: They are at a special price. Numbers starting with 905 are used to provide a service, in particular, they are used for televoting services. A fixed amount is paid per call. 908: iLike those starting with 907 and 909, these are numbers to which the user connects via the Internet to provide a service, and must be specifically requested.

Buying a cheap mobile in 2021 is a smart move, if you only need the daily functions required of a smartphone. These are the best cheap mobiles of 2021.

ultimately Let us not forget the calls to 118, which serve as a telephone directory. Calls to these numbers have very high prices, which vary widely depending on the person providing the information. The CNCM has set the average cost per minute at 5.56 euros.

Now that you have all the important prefixes, it’s up to you to pay attention to every call, incoming and outgoing. Oh, and here’s how to call collect in Spain, in case you’re wondering.


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echoes of the past | Chesterton Tribune https://boomdirectory.com/echoes-of-the-past-chesterton-tribune/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 05:15:35 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/echoes-of-the-past-chesterton-tribune/ 10 years ago Wednesday, November 30, 2011 – Co-Chairs Mary Lou Price and Genia Anderson participated in the Chesterton United Methodist Women’s Cookie Walk. . . Chesterton Pop Warner Cheerleaders will win the Regional Spirits Championships and compete in a national competition in Orlando, Florida. . CHS Women’s Swim Team # 4 beats No.7 Crown […]]]>

10 years ago

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 – Co-Chairs Mary Lou Price and Genia Anderson participated in the Chesterton United Methodist Women’s Cookie Walk. . . Chesterton Pop Warner Cheerleaders will win the Regional Spirits Championships and compete in a national competition in Orlando, Florida. . CHS Women’s Swim Team # 4 beats No.7 Crown Point 100-86. Julia Campbell and Olivia Kabacinski each win two first.

15 years ago

Thursday, November 30, 2006 – Fire damages the Pizza Hut. . . A time capsule is buried at the new Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center. . . CHS football players Alex Beierwalter, Grant Cartwright and Adam Hutnick win Honorable Mention Awards for All States. . . Zack Thostesen is the Lord of the House and Samantha Sangerman is the Lady of the House at the 34th Annual Madrigal Dinners at CHS. . . Among the speakers At the opening of the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center is United States Representative Pete Visclosky, D-1st.

25 years ago

Wednesday November 27, 1996 – Some Porter County Children will receive repeated inoculations after discovering that some injections were not given correctly. . . Trent Schrader scores 28 points, but the CHS boys’ basketball team falls to River Forest 82-74. . . Lou Graff and Maggie Rengger will be Lord and Lady of the House at the CHS Madrigal Dinners. . . Porter County Council approves funds for the first-ever juvenile judge.

50 years ago

Tuesday, November 30, 1971 – Santa Claus arrives in Chesterton again on Saturday, and this time by helicopter. It will land at 1 p.m. in the area in front of the former New York Central Freight Depot, which will be cordoned off by Chesterton Police for Santa Claus. Then he will talk with the kids at his home in Railroad Park. The trip is sponsored by the Westchester Chamber of Commerce. . . SEEN AND HEARD: Heard — Lots of announcements about the opening of I-94 yesterday from 249 to 49. Most locals know it would be a tough trip from the end of I-94 to 49, even though the distance n is not great. In fact, I-94 opened up to US 20 and from the Michigan state border to US 20, leaving the areas between the US 20 crossing as the “missing link” . Perhaps this lack of communication between the governor’s publicists and the highways department shows why it’s so difficult to do anything about the 49 Bypass safety issue. . . The Chesterton Police Department will discuss snowmobile laws at its Monday meeting. Chief Piper strongly encourages the public to attend as many questions have already been raised with reference to driving on the city streets and the laws governing snowmobiles. . . Robert White reported to Chesterton Police that the water pump was taken from a Mercedes Benz and a hole was drilled in a 1953 Studebaker at his workplace, 1300 Broadway… A case of hit and run on a school bus was reported to Chesterton Police. Robert Schellinger, 415 Bowser, reported that a blue car driven by a woman hit her school bus and continued on its way, just after unloading children at Bailly Elementary School yesterday. . . CHS Trojan quarterback Mike Westergren was named to the 33-player All-State football team by the Bloomington Herald-Telegram. This past season, Westergren scored four touchdowns, attempted 169 passes and completed 78 for 1,664 yards and 13 touchdowns. Westergren set CHS school game records for most passing yards, most touchdowns and most completed passes… Fishermen can be either a rugged group or a crazy group or both and we observed a couple on Sunday taking a walk on the beach in the national park. We watched two fishermen in Lake Michigan endure rough water and windy weather … Tonight’s TV highlights: Movie of the Week, ABC. “Brian’s song.” Drama about the touching and intimate friendship of two members of the Chicago Bears football team, Gale Sayers, black, and Brian Piccolo, white, who died of cancer at the age of 26. With James Caan, Billy Dee Williams.

75 years ago

Thursday 5 December 1946 – Latest press release from the North Pole is that Santa Claus, the merry boy with the white beard and the red suit, is coming to town next week, around the middle of the month. Just a word of advice for boys and girls to put on their best bib and tucker. . . One of the first business places to decorate for Christmas is the northern Indiana utility company. An evergreen frame, with a large evergreen wreath in the center, decorates the large showcase of the company’s office on Calumet Road. . . The Carolers of the Goodfellow Club, 16 strong men, from various departments at Gary Works, in their 1860 costumes – complete with beaver hats, multi-colored frock coats and fitted pants – will entertain the Chesterton School PTA on Monday. The Carolers are widely known throughout the Calumet area, being part of the Carnegie-Illinois Male Chorus, which won first and second place at the Chicagoland Music Festivals. . . Landscaping started yesterday on South Park Acres, the subdivision starting with John Read. Some of the 200 trees for the property will be planted before the snow clears. If the snow holds back and the materials arrive, the sewerage will begin next week. . . Most popular name in the Chesterton section of the phone book is Johnson, who appears 28 times, then Anderson and Peterson, 18 times; Carlson, 17; and Olson, 13. The new phone book is out and is about 50 pages longer than the last edition, with the biggest increase in the classifieds section, from 52 to 88 pages. . . Pine Township will have its first incorporated town, if 51% or more of residents of a 10 square mile area in Beverly Shores vote for the idea on Dec. 21, now that county commissioners on Monday granted the incorporation committee petition in which the right to hold such an election has been requested.

More information on the Town of Chesterton Facebook page.


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Relatively few restaurants remain today from the 1975 regional directory | Food https://boomdirectory.com/relatively-few-restaurants-remain-today-from-the-1975-regional-directory-food/ Sun, 28 Nov 2021 05:30:00 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/relatively-few-restaurants-remain-today-from-the-1975-regional-directory-food/ Guess, off the top of your head, how many restaurants across our region that were open in 1975 are still in operation. Read on and I’ll give you the short (perhaps incomplete) list. The closure of Rush Street Neighborhood Grill after 41 years of serving Kingsport and diners in the surrounding area is, of course, […]]]>

Guess, off the top of your head, how many restaurants across our region that were open in 1975 are still in operation. Read on and I’ll give you the short (perhaps incomplete) list.

The closure of Rush Street Neighborhood Grill after 41 years of serving Kingsport and diners in the surrounding area is, of course, a sad thing. Some people seem surprised that a “device” for so long would simply cease to be there.

But 41 years is a long life for local restaurants, as far as I know. Last week I wrote about the Fass Brothers Fish House, the pop-up chain that built a restaurant at 1229 E. Stone Drive. The Fish House survived there, under the sight of most motorists on the “Super Highway,” for three to four years in the mid-1970s.

Searches for last week’s column included browsing through the “dinner” options listed in the “Weekender” section of The Times News from early 1975.

Over 100 restaurants have been listed in the Tri-Cities area, including some establishments in Gate City, Church Hill and other areas outside of Kingsport, Bristol and Johnson City. I had heard of many if not most. The memories of some resurfaced as I scanned the list.

In 1975, I would have been 12 years old. This roughly coincides with when my family started eating regularly, if not regularly (we didn’t take this step until I was 16). At 12, I had little influence over the restaurants we frequented. I enjoyed them all. We ate a lot of meals at the Center Street Restaurant and the Mountaineer. Bonanza seemed to be at least one thing a week.

Center Street Restaurant is where I first ordered a Chef’s Salad, which for a 12-year-old seemed like the pinnacle of food. That’s when I fell in love with the Thousand Islands vinaigrette. To this day, a chef’s salad has been a comfort food to me.

I’m pretty sure it was at Jack’s Restaurant where I watched my Aunt Ova stir her freshly served cup of coffee with the handle of a spoon, holding the utensil by its “bowl.” Seeing my quizzical look, she explained, “I’m doing this because I can’t stand the thought of how many mouths the tip of a spoon is in and wondering if the dishwasher is working well.”

“But you put the part that was treated by everyone in your cafe and you don’t know how dirty their hands were or if they washed after using the bathroom,” I said, ending. to Aunt Ova’s pleasure from her coffee, the spoon, and maybe eating out in general for a while.

About 40 of the 100 restaurants listed in 1975 for Weekender readers were in or near Kingsport. The listings spanned the gamut from fast food chains to upscale local restaurants.

Notable among the fast food choices (at least for me):

• McDonald’s had two branches in Kingsport (1620 E. Stone Drive and 2330 Ft. Henry Dr.), and one in Johnson City and one in Bristol.

• Burger King had a location in every city.

• Pal’s had three locations, all in Kingsport: Revere Street, Lynn Garden and Memorial Boulevard (across from J. Fred Johnson Park and the old Tennessee Highway Patrol building, before this section of Memorial became part of Fort Henry Drive).

• Burger Chef was on Lynn Garden Drive (where Dairy Queen operates today), and Ray’s Kingburger was on West Center Street across from Cloud Park.

• Biff Burger had apparently closed its Kingsport location on the corner of East Stone and North Eastman, but it remained in business in Johnson City.

• Hardee’s had a store at 1005 E. Stone Drive.

• Dairy Queen’s only Kingsport location was also on Stone Drive at Gibson Mill Road. Another DQ was operating in Bristol.

• Orange Bowls was located in Kingsport Mall and Miracle Mall in Johnson City.

• Bell’s Henny Penny had offices in Bristol and Johnson City.

• Long John Silver’s had two branches in Kingsport (Stone Drive and Fort Henry Drive) and one in Johnson City.

• Dipsy Doodle drive-in was at the corner of Fort Henry Drive and Moreland Drive. Chuck’s Drive In was at the intersection of Industry Drive, Center Street, and Netherland Inn Road. The Dutch Boy Drive-In was in Gate City, as was the Campus.

• An A&W was open on Stone Drive in Kingsport. Woody’s was a staple in Gate City and some would say it offered a rite of passage of sorts.

• Kingsport had Oakwood Cafeteria and LeRay’s Cafeteria. Johnson City had Rolfe’s cafeteria.

Moving on to ‘sit down / full service’ restaurants, Bonanza Sirloin Pit was located at 1108 E. Stone Drive, Western Sizzlin ‘Steak House was also on East Stone Drive, and Johnson City had a Ponderosa.

• The Joe Gong restaurant (no, not possessive, at least not in the Weekender in 1975) was on Fort Henry Drive.

• The Del Mar was at 808 E. Main St., the Jan Mar was at 114 Broad St., Jack’s was in Weber City, and the Mountaineer was in Church Hill.

• Peggy Ann Restaurant was on East Center, Shoney’s Big Boy on Fort Henry Drive, and Blue Fountain on West Center, as was Center Street Restaurant.

• About a block away, the Texas Steer Family Restaurant was in operation.

• Bassett’s had three locations: East Carters Valley, 400 W. Center St. and in the Kingsport Mall.

• Waffle House was open at 1700 E. Stone Dr.

• Pizza Hut had three locations in Kingsport (807 Lynn Garden Dr., 1616 E. Stone Drive and 2329 Ft. Henry Drive) and one location each in Bristol and Johnson City.

• Greg’s Pizza was open in Johnson City.

• Hotels with restaurants included the Holiday Inn on Lynn Garden Drive and the Ramada Inn in East Stone and John B. Dennis Bypass.

• Ridgewood was open near Bluff City.

• Peerless was at Johnson City.

• Skoby’s world was in Kingsport.

• The Pastor’s Table had opened in Jonesborough.

• Pratt’s barn was where it still stands today. Same as Lynn Garden Restaurant and Nick’s (although the latter plans to move to a new building soon).

I have already listed more than I thought I would include here. But now, if you’ve read this far, you are probably seeing a trend. With a few exceptions, and excluding fast food altogether, many restaurants have followed one another.

I have no idea how the restaurant list was compiled for the Weekender section of The Times News in 1975, and it obviously wasn’t a definitive census of restaurants open at the time.

But it is quite large. And say.

From my best consideration of the list, some of the restaurants that survive today are Campus Drive-In, Lynn Garden Restuarant, Nick’s, Pratt’s, and Ridgewood. There is a Dairy Queen in Kingsport, but in a different location.

Burger King on East Stone Drive may be in the same location, but I’m not sure. McDonald’s in Fort Henry and its next door neighbor Long John Silver’s have each been torn down and rebuilt next to their original locations (basically buildings and parking lots have changed places in every business I think). Waffle House on East Stone Drive was similarly rebuilt.

Pal’s Revere Street and Pal’s Lynn Garden are still in business, along with more than two dozen additional locations for the now regional chain. This Memorial Pal Boulevard closed when the intersection between Eastman Road and Fort Henry Drive was improved. But a “new” Pal’s Sudden Service is now operating a stone’s throw away on Fort Henry Drive. The Memorial Drive location, I believe, was the first Pal to offer drive-thru, and Pal Barger has installed a phone that motorists can use to place their order instead of yelling through a speaker.

Hardee’s location on East Stone Drive is still there. And Greg’s Pizza is still open in Johnson City.

I know I must have missed some. And I’m sure you’ll let me know. All I’m asking is that wherever you choose to dine, think carefully about the end of the spoon to put in your coffee.

Readers can contact JH Osborne at josborne@timesnews.net.


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Top Pharmaceutical Company Directory 2021: Essential Business Profiles of 1,000 Companies – ResearchAndMarkets.com https://boomdirectory.com/top-pharmaceutical-company-directory-2021-essential-business-profiles-of-1000-companies-researchandmarkets-com/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 12:32:00 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/top-pharmaceutical-company-directory-2021-essential-business-profiles-of-1000-companies-researchandmarkets-com/ DUBLIN – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – The “Large Pharmaceutical Companies 2021” directory has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Indispensable for those doing business in the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology market, this directory covers the top 1,000 companies and provides essential business profiles of international industry leaders. Entries usually provide: the name of the company; address; telephone, […]]]>

DUBLIN – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – The “Large Pharmaceutical Companies 2021” directory has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

Indispensable for those doing business in the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology market, this directory covers the top 1,000 companies and provides essential business profiles of international industry leaders.

Entries usually provide: the name of the company; address; telephone, telex and fax numbers; email addresses and websites; the names of senior management and the board of directors, including senior management; description of business activities; brand names and trademarks; subsidiaries and associates; and more.

Entries in this directory typically provide:

  • name and address of the company;

  • telephone, fax, e-mail addresses and websites;

  • the names of the members of senior management and the board of directors;

  • description of business activities;

  • brand names and trademarks;

  • subsidiaries and associates;

  • number of employees;

  • and much more!

Highlights:

1,000 major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies presented around the world 4,000 names of senior executives and board members.

Characteristics:

  • Company name, address, phone and fax numbers, email and web addresses

  • Description of business activities

  • Subsidiaries and associates

  • Number of employees

  • Main shareholders and public / private status.

Advantages of the directory:

  • Meticulously Collected Data from Each Company

  • Mergers and acquisitions details

  • Details the disposals, main products and joint ventures.

Regions covered:

  • Western, Central and Eastern Europe

  • CIS and Russia

  • North America

  • South and Central America

  • Middle East and North Africa

  • Africa

  • East, North, South East and South Asia incl. Japan

  • Australasia

For more information on this directory, visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/bk9lei


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Zoom Video Communications: What a Modern Phone Solution Can Do for Your Connected Campus https://boomdirectory.com/zoom-video-communications-what-a-modern-phone-solution-can-do-for-your-connected-campus/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 17:00:11 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/zoom-video-communications-what-a-modern-phone-solution-can-do-for-your-connected-campus/ What a modern phone solution can do for your connected campus For schools and universities that want to create a connected campus, communication plays a major role. Communication via video, phone, and chat can enable a variety of impactful connections within your community – how schools and universities interact with faculty and staff, keep parents […]]]>

What a modern phone solution can do for your connected campus

For schools and universities that want to create a connected campus, communication plays a major role. Communication via video, phone, and chat can enable a variety of impactful connections within your community – how schools and universities interact with faculty and staff, keep parents informed, build relationships with students, and deliver instruction , in particular blended learning options.

Telephony is often the most difficult part to integrate into a connected campus. Existing phone systems typically require faculty and staff to be at their desks, making it difficult to stay connected in a mobile world.

A cloud telephony solution like Zoom Phone can integrate seamlessly into your connected campus ecosystem. Find out how three institutions adopted Zoom Phone as an essential part of their communications platform and connected their communities in new ways.

Cut the cord of desk phones

At Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC), where the shift to flexible mobile learning had been underway for years, campus closures during the pandemic prevented faculty and staff from accessing their desk phones. “We left our phones sitting at our desks,” said Mike Logan, dean of information technology at WITCC.

To increase emergency distance education, the college introduced Zoom Phone, providing employees with Apple AirPods to ease the transition to using a softphone. “Our employees can be where they need to be, when they need to be there. They are no longer chained to their desks,” Logan said.

One number, any device

Zoom Phone makes it easy to call someone and put them online, whether they are working from home or on campus. As Lauren Erardi, director of academic technology at Quinnipiac University, said, “Zoom Phone allows me to receive my office calls from any location, anywhere I’m logged into Zoom – whether it’s my device. mobile or my laptop at home. ”

A unique communication platform

For teachers and staff, one of the biggest benefits of using Zoom Phone is that it is part of the Zoom platform. That means using an app to connect with a coworker or parent via chat, phone, or video – and being able to switch communication methods on the fly. “I don’t need to go get a [printed] phone book. I pick up my phone and go to the Zoom directory, type in a name and log in, ”said Steven Ramos, director of information services and technology at the Solano County office of education. “Being able to convert a phone call into a meeting so I can do screen sharing is huge.”

Access to support for all users

Streamlined communications, combined with powerful functionality, support accessibility for faculty, staff, and students with diverse needs. At WITCC, a deaf IT help desk employee uses Zoom Phone’s voicemail transcription feature to be able to read and understand her customers’ issues, then communicate through Zoom Chat to help them resolve issues.

“Her phone is configured to immediately access voicemail so that she can receive the transcript by email. Then she goes to Zoom Chat to send a message to the customer. She can also send an SMS. [using Zoom Phone] if the client doesn’t have Zoom, “Logan said.” She can interact with the client in a way she’s never been able to do before – and that’s pretty amazing. ”

Easy to deploy and manage

If your school is already using the Zoom platform, adding Zoom Phone is easy. According to Ramos, the Solano County Office of Education replaced an outdated on-site telephone system, and “it didn’t take a huge army of technicians. Everything went very well. We don’t need an engineer to run our phone system now, which is great for schools.

Zoom’s Professional Services Organization (PSO) team can make the migration even easier. WITCC worked with the Zoom PSO team to deploy Zoom Phone amid the pandemic while working remotely. “I’ve worked with a lot of implementation teams, vendor-vendor partner projects, and this was probably the most enjoyable project I’ve been on,” Logan said. “And we did it without any disruption in service to the college.”

A final grade on campus security and E911 compliance

When you migrate to a cloud telephony solution, Zoom Phone’s Nomadic E911 service helps support compliance with several Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations, including:

  • Kari’s law, which requires multiline telephone systems (MLTS) to support direct dialing of 911 without any prefix or access code, and requires designated personnel to be alerted in the event of an emergency call.
  • RAY BAUM’s act, which requires that information such as mailing address, building number, floor number and suite be included in the sendable location information provided to Public Safety when a 911 call is made.

Zoom Phone’s Nomadic E911 service supports direct emergency dialing, alerts designated campus security personnel, and provides the ability to dynamically track the location of users as they move around your campus and transmit this information emergency responders.

This is particularly important for schools and universities which must comply with the FCC deadline for RAY BAUM’S Act January 6, 2022, which requires organizations with non-landline phone devices (such as cloud telephony services) to provide the “sending location” of the caller to 911 so that emergency personnel can more accurately locate them.

Sign up for this November 30 webinar to find out how Zoom Phone can help you stay compliant with FCC regulations.

Want to know more about connecting your campus to the Zoom platform? Watch our “Building a Connected Campus Experience” webinar or speak to a Zoom Education Specialist.

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5 common problems in the hospitality industry that frustrate guests https://boomdirectory.com/5-common-problems-in-the-hospitality-industry-that-frustrate-guests/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 10:09:19 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/5-common-problems-in-the-hospitality-industry-that-frustrate-guests/ Customer problem # 1: not having easy access to information Guests should be informed of hotel policies and procedures well in advance of their arrival. This information should be communicated to them without having to search for it themselves and through the channel that suits them best. According to a study, 46% of customer requests […]]]>

Customer problem # 1: not having easy access to information

Guests should be informed of hotel policies and procedures well in advance of their arrival. This information should be communicated to them without having to search for it themselves and through the channel that suits them best.

According to a study, 46% of customer requests by SMS on the day of arrival relate to check-in procedures: reception opening hours, whether it is a car park or a luggage service… the message is clear: the information has not been communicated, yet it immediately concerns the customer; it’s their day of arrival and they should already know what to expect. Another figure confirms this: 87% of customers would like more information before registering.

How to cure it ?

① Automatic sending of arrival procedures when the customer needs it, so that they can easily access them (by email the day before or the morning of their arrival). Make their life easier by indicating your address, your opening hours (or simply confirm that your reception is open 24/7); send them a summary of their stay; confirm the services they have already booked; remind them of available services that might interest them, etc.

② Before your arrival, send them an SMS or a WhatsApp message with your address
to facilitate access to your hotel. On most smartphones, this address will turn into a link to a map application (Google Maps, Maps, Waze, etc.). This seemingly insignificant post highlights how reachable you are, sharing your number with your guest who will have it on hand should anything go wrong when they arrive.

Incoming text in the customer’s language

③ During your stay, provide a digital room directory accessible via a QR-Code placed in the room is a good way to provide information that will always be up to date and may even vary depending on the guest. With a camera flash, they can find all of the hotel’s services, which they can order immediately, or access tourist recommendations in the surrounding area.

The goal is not only to send the same message to all your guests, but to ensure that all key information is communicated effectively. Hotel information will be the same for all guests, but the services you promote, the options they can book, or the recommendations you suggest should be personalized for each individual.

Instant messaging is a powerful communication channel but should be used wisely to avoid disturbing the customer. It is also based on the responsiveness and efficiency of the teams. You cannot take 24 hours to reply to a WhatsApp the same way as an email, hence the need for a tool to manage multi-channel messages more effectively.

Guest problem # 2: having to repeat information you’ve already shared

Confirming information is fine, but doing it multiple times is not. There is nothing more frustrating than having to fill in your details, ID, passport number, etc. upon your arrival when you have already done so in advance.

How to cure it ?

Use a CRM that centralizes this information in guest files.
Customer information is often split between the different software used by a hotel: details and up-to-date information on past, present and future bookings in the PMS; room service orders and dinner reservations in catering software; reservation of treatments in the spa software; reviews left by customers in e-reputation software, etc. A central software will not only allow you to compile this data, clean it, remove duplicates and organize it in each client’s file, but will also allow the hotelier to access all up-to-date information from a single screen.

360 degree guest view

Harmonize your communications with guests. It is difficult to monitor your communications with guests on different channels (email, SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger…) without missing or sending duplicate messages. To maintain a high quality of service, you must make sure that no request goes unanswered, and most importantly, be able to access the conversation history. A CRM paired with sending features across different platforms is a must have tool to ensure that every team member stays on top of guest interactions.

Train your teams to be meticulous in their use of the tool.
For effective data management, you must ensure that the correct use of the tool is clearly communicated to your teams. Guest Profile allows you for example to create guest lists according to a certain number of precise criteria (number of stays, weekend / week, age, business / leisure, satisfaction rate, language, country, booking channel, etc. .) which can be used to send, for example, newsletters containing special offers or requests for reviews, but for this, the lists must be organized and used correctly.

⚠ If a guest verbally tells one of your employees their phone number, the team member should consider updating the guest’s profile. Or, for example, guest feedback expressed upon check-out may also be added to a guest profile for reference for future stays at that hotel or another in the same group.

Customer problem # 3: being subjected to a poorly organized hotel

A forgotten request, poor communication between teams, contradictory information or even long response times, all these situations frustrate customers who come to relax in a hotel. Being organized when providing a service is the least of things, especially in a sector such as the hotel industry which involves a variety of trades and a lot of operational organization. Since the Covid-19 epidemic, the number of procedures has increased significantly and at the same time, the size of the teams has decreased. Organization has therefore become the key to delivering quality service.

How to cure it ?

① Equip yourself with a tool for managing tasks and procedures adapted to the hotel industry.
You can’t expect a good job without the right tools. This type of software works like a digital logbook, allowing your employees to know what happened in the hotel in their absence and to resume their work efficiently, but also to be able to remotely monitor what is happening in the hotel. the hotel. Coupled with the ticketing functions used by all customer support software, the tool allows you to never miss another customer order, a report of a problem or any other request received through different channels (by phone, verbally at reception, by SMS, etc.) and ensure that they are correctly treated by the people in charge.

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Column: New streaming radio station, another way for Pilot to serve | Opinion https://boomdirectory.com/column-new-streaming-radio-station-another-way-for-pilot-to-serve-opinion/ Sat, 20 Nov 2021 20:00:00 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/column-new-streaming-radio-station-another-way-for-pilot-to-serve-opinion/ The Pilot was just a newspaper 25 years ago when publisher David Woronoff and his partners bought the newspaper from Sam Ragan. From the start, however, they realized that it was rather limiting as a business. In no time, the Moore County phone book was born – another opportunity to serve the community with news […]]]>

The Pilot was just a newspaper 25 years ago when publisher David Woronoff and his partners bought the newspaper from Sam Ragan.

From the start, however, they realized that it was rather limiting as a business. In no time, the Moore County phone book was born – another opportunity to serve the community with news and information.

In the years that followed, The Pilot grew as a business. The newspaper is stronger than ever, even though it now represents a much smaller share of the overall business. We now also publish four arts and culture magazines, including PineStraw magazine and sister publications for Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, and the monthly Business North Carolina magazine. In 2010, the company bought – “saved” might be the best word – The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines and turned it into one of the best independent bookstores in the state.

What about the phone book business? Its success over the years has grown into what is today First Flight Agency, a full-service digital media company providing a range of web and email services to other companies, although we still publish the popular annual directory.

We are a company and a culture rich in innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Speaking as one of his main “sounding boards”, David has no shortage of ideas and a willingness to try new things.

Sometimes these things don’t always work. A bold plan to bring wireless internet to the entire city didn’t work out as we hoped, although we still have the equipment on our roof to show the effort.

But more often than not, our ideas have resonated and flourished in the communities we serve. Today I am delighted to write about another of them.

Over the past few months, we have been working on developing a local streaming radio service for our Moore County community. Under the direction of the staff of First Flight and, in particular, Frank Daniels IV, we developed Pilot Radio, which was “smoothly launched” last week.

Pilot Radio, which can be listened to on pilot-radio.com, is an online radio station which, for the moment, broadcasts a mix of music ranging from Americana to rock and artist songs. based in North Carolina as Watchhouse (formerly Mandolin Orange) and Rhiannon Giddens.

While listening, you can expect to go from The Breeders to Train to the Avett Brothers to Blondie. The music library includes an array of artists spanning over 50 years, and we’re just developing it.

In addition to the music, you will also hear regular news and weather updates. In the coming weeks, we’ll be adding sports and business updates, podcasts, and programming from locals who love music.

We also have key sponsors assisting us in this latter endeavor including Southern Pines Brewing Co., Pinehurst Surgical Clinic and Coldwell Banker Advantage.

How to listen On your computer, we have a link at the top of thepilot.com, or you can click pilot-radio.com. We also have apps in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

We are excited about the future. We have a lot to learn, but we love the huge potential this has for all of us in Moore County. Like everything else with this business, Pilot Radio’s primary goal is to serve our community.

Like “WKRP in Cincinnati,” one of our favorite TV shows, we hope we are fun, free and interesting. Unlike WKRP, we promise not to bomb downtown by dropping turkeys from a helicopter. Because unlike Station Manager Arthur Carlson, we know that turkeys are poor flyers.


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Hidden threats to your phone number being exposed https://boomdirectory.com/hidden-threats-to-your-phone-number-being-exposed/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 18:53:47 +0000 https://boomdirectory.com/hidden-threats-to-your-phone-number-being-exposed/ Thursday, November 18, 2021 This week I read a worried headline claiming that in a recent consumer data breach, hackers were successful in gaining access to consumers’ phone numbers. It was treated as an important and disturbing revelation. I am, of course, a senior citizen – a digital visitor. Unlike the digital natives, I did […]]]>

This week I read a worried headline claiming that in a recent consumer data breach, hackers were successful in gaining access to consumers’ phone numbers. It was treated as an important and disturbing revelation.

I am, of course, a senior citizen – a digital visitor. Unlike the digital natives, I did not come out of the womb in a world where the Internet existed and where everyone had in their pocket a small powerful computer connected to the world. I embrace the hyper-connected world, but it can still seem strange to me.

However, for much of my life, almost everyone who had phones listed their phone numbers in public directories so that anyone could find them. With the exception of a few particularly cautious or secretive ones, the phone number was public information. The idea that much of anyone would fear their phone number might be associated with their name was silly.

If anyone wanted to talk to you, they just had to look up you in the local directory or call the phone company – there was only one phone company – and ask for your number. How else would Aunt Emmy or your school partner find you? You wanted the number to be public.

This dynamic has not completely disappeared, especially in the business world. Service providers often list their cell numbers with office phones, if they have a separate landline in the office, so customers can reach them. But for many people, their phone numbers are private information and they would be distressed to learn that hackers have gained access to these numbers. Beyond the main privacy concerns, should we be concerned if our mobile numbers are obtained by hackers?

There are practical security reasons why we should wish our phone numbers to be kept private. Vice’s article reporting on phone number exposure during the recent Robinhood hack observed, “Phone numbers are especially valuable to hackers as services often use SMS for multi-factor authentication. If a hacker can take control of a victim’s number, they may be able to redirect login verification codes to themselves. Or, armed with a phone number, a hacker can send phishing messages or calls to the target to try and get their verification codes. Earlier this month, Motherboard reported on the burgeoning underground trade in bots that streamline the process of social engineering targets through automated phone calls. It’s not just about avoiding spam calls or our disadvantaged loved ones.

One of the obvious security risks is allowing malicious actors to gain access to your phone, which is much more likely if the hacker has your phone number. With the application of advanced spyware, hackers can send you a text containing a hyperlink. Like other forms of phishing attacks, clicking on the link could allow the hacker to take control of your phone, compromising their data, but could also allow the hacker to activate applications like your phone’s microphone to hear. your conversations next to your phone, or even allow the hacker to send SMS directly from your phone.

On a less intrusive but equally overwhelming path, control over your phone can lead to control over your social media accounts, which are often linked to your phone number. The malicious actor can masquerade as you on social media and monitor or even destroy your online relationships. Even dropping your old phone number can lead to cyber attacks in your life. It may be advisable, when changing the number, not to return your old number to the telephone companies, but to use a number parking service that will keep that number for you at a reasonable cost. If you don’t, your old number will be put back into circulation and possibly picked up by a new person after 45 days.

The most important concern is probably online banking applications. People who access their bank accounts through mobile apps could expose those accounts to criminals if the phone is hacked. Many crypto traders use mobile apps to manage their digital wallets and accounts and could also be vulnerable to losing their coin due to crypto transfers initiated from captured phones. Knowing your phone number can also help a criminal defeat the two-factor authentication required by a financial services company to access the account.

An attack called “Sim-jacking” could allow you to take complete control of your phone number. This technique consists of tricking the owner of the phone into communicating a code to the malicious actor, which allows the thief to take control of the number. So, sim-jacking doesn’t require a deep technical understanding, just the skills of a crook. Sim-jacking attacks have tripled in the UK since the start of the pandemic, according to the Guardian.

While we are all to be aware of the risks, we don’t want to exaggerate them either. People who know your mailing address can target you on their way back from the store. People who know your email address can also use that information against you. Mere exposure of a phone number does not indicate a likelihood of an attack. Millions of phone numbers are available to potential criminals and almost all of them will never get the attention of a hacker.

It’s just helpful to remember that the small computers we carry can create risk in our lives, and knowing a phone number can lead to more problems than obnoxious business calls and texts.

Copyright © 2021 Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume XI, Number 322


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