Telephone directory – Boom Directory Thu, 24 Nov 2022 02:05:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Telephone directory – Boom Directory 32 32 Land of fire, ice and stories Thu, 24 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000 For a country with a population roughly equivalent to that of Coventry,Iceland has a truly amazing literary culture. Ninety percent of adultsIcelanders read at least one book a year just for fun and halfthose read eight or more. Last year, nearly 1,700 new titles were releasedin the country, half of which were works of fiction. […]]]>

For a country with a population roughly equivalent to that of Coventry,
Iceland has a truly amazing literary culture. Ninety percent of adults
Icelanders read at least one book a year just for fun and half
those read eight or more. Last year, nearly 1,700 new titles were released
in the country, half of which were works of fiction.

As you read this, people across Iceland are poring over a telephone book-sized catalog called Bókatíðindi“Book Tidings”, distributed to every household and containing details of every book published in the
country this year. The arrival of Bókatíðindi is indeed the fall of the flag on the Icelandic Christmas, its pages a source of gift ideas. Seven out of 10 Icelanders will gift a book this Christmas, and many are bought in November and December, the period known as Jólabókaflóð, the Christmas Book Deluge.

It’s not just about reading either. Listen out for the Icelandic breeze this winter and you’ll probably hear the light scrape of pen on paper and the snapping of fingers on the keyboard. It’s a nation of writers like no other
– one in 10 Icelanders can expect to publish a book in their lifetime.

Að ganga með bók í maganumas the local saying goes: everyone gives
birth to a book.

The reasons for Iceland’s remarkable literary culture are diverse. Certainly, these long dark winters helped to establish a singular storytelling tradition, especially in the Icelandic sagas. These epic tales have had a lasting influence on literature far beyond Iceland’s wave-battered shores. JRR Tolkien drew heavily from them for his Lord of the Rings series, WH Auden was inspired to tour the country, and Seamus Heaney cited the transcendental qualities of the sagas, calling them “a testament to the capacity of the mind human not only to endure what fate may send, there is only to renew oneself through experience”.

Basically, these stories were all written, with literacy being a key aspect of Icelandic nationality. The country has a literacy rate of nearly 100% and, according to Sigurður Nordahl, an Icelandic scholar writing in the 1960s, the roots of this bookish national character lie in its unique geology and demographics.

With so little land suitable for growing crops, let alone a short
growing season at such high latitudes, in medieval times and beyond cattle
were a mainstay of Icelandic agriculture. Animal husbandry in numbers far exceeding the food requirements of a small population meant that there were plenty of hides available to make vellum, and from vellum books were made.

If that sounds a bit far-fetched, there are more compelling reasons for
the modern explosion of Icelandic literature. In the early 1930s, Iceland
introduced stifling and burdensome import regulations, imposing
exorbitant prices and even the outright banning of certain items (beer was
banned until 1989). Consumer goods have become prohibitively expensive
expensive, so when it came to gift giving, locals turned to their bookstores and the Jólabókaflóð was born.

Economic necessity was not the only driving force. The Icelandic tradition of storytelling has inspired concrete government support for authors and
publishers through grants and funding, helping to preserve literature as a cornerstone of Icelandic society. Book sales even held up during the disastrous economic crash of 2008 and have been on the rise ever since.
Indeed, in 2011, just three years after the crash, Reykjavík was designated
Unesco City of Literature. Honor is placed alongside Iceland’s greatest
the 1955 Nobel Prize for Literature from the famous writer HalldÓr Laxness as
enduring source of Icelandic pride.

The lack of translation meant that, laxity aside, Icelandic literature still remained largely in the Icelandic language, “a small language that matters both enormously and not at all”, as the poet and novelist put it. Thora Hjörleifsdottir. When translator Bernard Scudder, who produced high-quality English versions of everything from medieval poetry to Arnaldur Indriðason’s detective novels, died in 2007, there was even genuine concern for the continued presence of Icelandic literature. on the world stage.

Fortunately, English-language publishers have continued to bring the best Icelandic authors to the world. The prolific Indriðason alone has sold over 12 million books worldwide, while Sjón, the pseudonym of Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson, continues to produce delightfully quirky and ambitious literary fiction.

A former collaborator of Björk when she ran The Sugarcubes, Sjón has written 14 novels, 13 volumes of poetry, three plays, five booklets and four screenplays, including the current Netflix hit. The man from the north, not to mention being nominated for an Academy Award. His fiction in particular is experimental without being pretentious, darkly comic, deeply original and firmly rooted in Iceland. Her 2013 novel moon stonefor example, takes into account the eruption of the Katla volcano in 1918, the Spanish flu pandemic and Iceland’s sovereignty referendum of the same year.

Any of Sjón’s novels will suit your own Jólabókaflóð this Christmas, but to get a sense of the Icelandic winter and its unique atmosphere, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir’s new novel should definitely be on your list.

Like many Icelandic authors, Ólafsdóttir is a prolific polymath, writing poetry, plays and song lyrics, as well as being one of the country’s leading art historians. The excellent British press Pushkin Press published three of his novels in English and the fourth, animal lifepublished in Iceland in 2020 under the title Dýralifis his best yet.

Described by Sjón as “the best cartographer of the heart”, Ólafsdóttir specializes in strangers, people who are both part of society and separated from it. In Miss Iceland there was Hekla, dreaming of becoming a writer but trapped by the mores of conservative Iceland in the 1960s, when in Hotel Silencethe melancholy Jónas decides to leave the country completely in search of meaning in life.

In Animal Life, Dómhildur is a lone midwife from Reykjavík who has delivered nearly 2,000 babies and volunteers to work Christmas shifts every year because she is single. She lives alone in an apartment bequeathed to her by her great-aunt, a house she hasn’t changed at all since she moved in. An air of tragedy hovers over Dómhildur, as if she is content to live like her great-aunt, reluctant to leave any trace in the world beyond the babies she brings there.

“I get the baby when it’s born, lift it off the ground and introduce it to the world,” she says at the start of the book. “I am the mother of light. I am the most beautiful word in our language – ljósmóðir.”

This word for midwife indeed translates to “mother of light”, preparing us for a wonderfully immersive exploration of the world’s light and dark, metaphorical and physical, in a beautiful meditation on mortality, life and the fragility of the Earth.

If there is to be any redemption for Dómhildur, you sense it will be found in the book manuscripts written by her great-aunt that she discovers in the apartment. Ostensibly stories of Icelandic midwives, the books turn out to be strangely deep philosophical treatises.

Dómhildur reads transcripts of interviews with long-deceased elderly midwives in the rural north of the country, stories of hours spent trudging through darkness and blizzards, “groping their way with their fingertips, without no way of knowing what lurked in the darkness, or where its perimeters lay, all manner of sounds – not just the howling of the wind – inhabited it, sounds they wanted to talk about as little as possible or preferably not at all; darkness harbors stories, darkness harbors imagination and black is black is black”.

Darkness weighs heavily on animal lifeespecially in the foreboding of an impending storm of epic proportions predicted on Christmas Day, but above all it is a love letter to the planet, its people and the hopeful longevity of
both an appreciation of the fragility of life and a sense that darkness is
temporary, that the light always returns.

“They say that humans never recover from being born,” writes his great
aunt, “that the most difficult experience in life is to enter the
world and that the hardest part is getting used to the light.

If, as the manuscript suggests, “darkness harbors stories,
darkness shelters the imagination,” so thank goodness for the Icelandic
winters that inspire fiction as good as this. animal life is a beautiful and
deep book worthy of any Jólabókaflóð.

animal life by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, translated by Brian FitzGibbon, is
published by Pushkin Press on December 1, price £9.99

Weddings | Mount Airy News Sun, 20 Nov 2022 17:11:00 +0000 November 16, 2022 Mount Airy is looking to end Hayesville’s Cinderella playoffs when Nov. 18 rolls around. Despite finishing fourth out of five teams in their conference, the Hayesville Yellowjackets find themselves in the third round of the 1A State Playoffs. Hayesville’s seven wins this season are tied for the most for the school in […]]]>

Mount Airy is looking to end Hayesville’s Cinderella playoffs when Nov. 18 rolls around.

Despite finishing fourth out of five teams in their conference, the Hayesville Yellowjackets find themselves in the third round of the 1A State Playoffs. Hayesville’s seven wins this season are tied for the most for the school in the last 18 years.

It’s also worth noting that the top four teams in the Smoky Mountain Conference make up half of the remaining eight teams in the 1A West: No. 2 Andrews (12-0), No. 7 Murphy (9-3), No. 8 Robbinsville (9-3) and No. 12 Hayesville (7-5).

The Yellowjackets upset No. 5 Christ the King Catholic High School 14-13 in the second round, but face an entirely different animal in the Mount Airy Granite Bears. Mount Airy leads Division 1A in two points – with 53.3 points per game – and the fewest points allowed – with 7.3 PPG.

The Granite Bears 11-1 return to the Sweet 16 after reaching the 1A West Regional Semi-Final in 2021. Mount Airy is undefeated against teams competing in Division 1A and has trailed a combined 16 seconds against the competition 1A this season.

The Bears have outscored 1A teams 572-21 this season.

The winner of Mount Airy/Hayesville will face the winner of No. 1 Eastern Randolph (10-1) and No. 8 Robbinsville (9-3).


Mount Airy Granite Bears

Record: 11-1 overall, 6-0 North West Conference 1A (Champion)

Current streak: 10 wins

Playoff seed: No. 4

Major regular season wins: 51-29 at Ashe County, 62-7 at East Wilkes, 44-7 at Starmount

Losses: 14-12 against East Surry

Opponents Win Percentage: 0.391 (52-81)

Wins against teams that finished above .500: 3

Playoff scores: 72-0 against No. 29 North Stokes, 57-7 against No. 13 North Rowan

Hayesville Yellow Vests

Record: 8-4 overall, 5-1 Smoky Mountain 1A Conference (fourth)

Current streak: 2 wins

Playoff seed: No. 12

Main regular season victories: 21-14 against Georgia Force Christian (GA), 43-14 at Lookout Valley (TN), 27-7 at Swain County

Losses: 42-14 to Tuscola, 50-7 to Andrews, 21-14 to Murphy, 28-21 to Cherokee, 21-9 to Robbinsville

Opponents Win Percentage: 0.587 (81-57)

Wins against teams that finished above .500: 2

Playoff scores: 37-22 at No. 21 Alleghany, 14-13 at No. 5 Christ the King Catholic High School


Mount Airy Granite Bears

Precipitated YPG: 317.4

Yards per carry: 11.7

Rushed TD per game: 6

Passing yards per game: 73.8

Yards per completion: 21.6

Pass TD per game: 0.8

TDs per game: 7.6

Total YPG: 391.2

Total points scored: 639

Points per game: 53.3

QB Ian Gallimore (JR) – 868 passing yards, 40 of 70 completions, .571 completion percentage, 9 passing touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 63 carries for 441 yards, 6 rushing touchdowns, 2 rushes 2-point conversion, 1,309 total yards

RB Tyler Mason (JR) – 109 carries for 1,531 yards, 127.6 rushing YPG, 14.0 yards per carry, 34 rushing touchdowns, 1 2-point conversion rush, 1 reception for 10 yards

RB Caleb Reid* (JR) – 38 carries for 477 yards, 53.0 YPG rushing, 12.6 yards per carry, 12 rushing touchdowns, 1 2-point conversion rush

RB Taeshon Martin ** (FR) – 40 carries for 460 yards, 46.0 YPG rushing, 11.5 yards per carry, 9 rushing touchdowns, 3 receptions for 32 yards

WR Walker Stroup (JR) – 15 receptions for 453 yards, 37.8 YPG receptions, 30.2 yards per reception, 5 receiving touchdowns

WR Mario Revels (JR) – 13 receptions for 191 yards, 15.9 YPG receptions, 14.7 yards per reception, 2 receiving touchdowns, 7 carries for 53 yards, 1 rushing touchdown

*9 games played

*10 games played

Hayesville Yellow Vests

Passing yards per game: 111.3

Yards per completion: 12.6

Passing TDs per game: 1.3

Precipitated YPG: 162.8

Yards per carry: 4.8

Rushed TDs per game: 1.7

TDs per game: 3.1

Total YPG: 274.0

Total points scored: 268

Points per game: 21.8

QB Logan Caldwell (SR) – 1,332 passing yards, 104 of 170 completions, .612 completion percentage, 15 passing touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 104 carries for 401 yards, 33.4 YPG rushing, 3, 9 yards per carry, 4 rushing touchdowns, 1,733 total yards

SB Taylor Mcclure (JR) – 161 carries for 836 yards, 69.7 YPG rushing, 5.2 yards per carry, 10 rushing touchdowns, 21 receptions for 308 yards, 25.7 YPG receptions, 14.7 yards per reception , 4 TD receptions

RB/TE Kyle Lunsford (SR) – 70 carries for 437 yards, 36.4 YPG rushing, 6.2 yards per carry, 3 rushing touchdowns, 28 receptions for 352 yards, 29.3 YPG receptions, 12.6 yards per reception, 2 TD receptions

TE Avery Leatherwood (SR) – 32 receptions for 386 yards, 32.2 YPG receptions, 12.1 yards per reception, 5 receiving touchdowns

WR/RB Michael Mauney (SOPH) – 13 receptions for 162 yards, 13.5 YPG receptions, 12.5 yards per reception, 2 receiving touchdowns, 15 carries for 66 yards, 5.5 YPG rushing, 4.4 yards per reach, 2 touchdowns


Mount Airy Granite Bears

PPG allowed: 7.3

Total Points Allowed: 88

Wins by shutout: 5

Tackles per game: 75.2

Tackles for a loss per game: 11.3

Bags per game: 1.4

QB Hurries per game: 5.1

Caused fumbles: 13

Fumble recoveries: 12

Interceptions: 15

Interception yards: N/A

Passes defended: 50

Blocked punts: 1

Fumbles returned for a TD: 1

Interceptions returned for a TD: 4

Safeties: 1

MLB Ian Gallimore (JR) – 63 solo tackles, 101 total tackles, 8.4 tackles per game, 22.0 tackles for a loss, 1 pressed QB, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery, 1 forced fumble

OLB Caleb Reid* (JR) – 35 solo tackles, 66 total tackles, 7.3 tackles per game, 16.0 tackles for a loss, 2.0 sacks, 1 QB rushed, 2 fumbles caused, 4 fumbles recovered, 1 fumble recovered for a TD, 1 interception, 1 pass defended

DE Deric Dandy (JR) – 24.0 tackles for a loss, 5.0 sacks, 25 QB dispatches, 34 solo tackles, 68 total tackles, 6.2 tackles per game, 2 fumbles caused, 1 pass defended

DT Cam’Ron Webster (SR) – 16.0 tackles for a loss, 3.0 sacks, 3 QB rushes, 42 solo tackles, 67 total tackles, 5.6 tackles per game, 1 blocked punt, 3 fumbles caused, 3 fumbles recoveries

FS Walker Stroup (JR) – three interceptions, 12 passes defended, 1 pick-6, 2 fumbles caused, 1 fumble recovery, 32 solo tackles, 76 total tackles, 6.3 tackles per game, 6.0 tackles for a loss, 1 QB in a hurry

DB Logan Fonville (SR) – four interceptions, 10 passes defended, 1 pick-6, 13 solo tackles, 42 total tackles, 1 caused fumble

*9 games played

Hayesville Yellow Vests

PPG Allowed: 21.5

Total Points Allowed: 258

Wins by shutout: 0

Tackles per game: 56.4

Tackles for a loss per game: 3.2

Bags per game: 0.8 per game

QB Hurries per game: n/a

Caused fumbles: 9

Fumble recoveries: 8

Interceptions: 12

Interception yards: 133

Passes defended: n/a

Blocked punts: 0

Field goals blocked: 2

Fumbles returned for a TD: 0

Interceptions returned for a TD: 0

Safeties: 0

OLB Taylor Mcclure (JR) – 87 solo tackles, 129 total tackles, 10.8 tackles per game, 10.0 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 1 interception, 1 blocked field goal

OLB Avery Leatherwood (SR) – 24 solo tackles, 48 ​​total tackles, 4.0 tackles per game, 6.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, 1 fumble recovery

MLB Davson Devane (SOPH) – 22 solo tackles, 46 total tackles, 3.8 tackles per game, 1.0 tackles for a loss, 1 field goal blocked, 1 fumble caused, 1 fumble recovery

OF Cameron Payne (JR) – 25 solo tackles, 40 total tackles, 3.6 tackles per game, 4.0 tackles for a loss, 1.0 sack, 1 caused fumble

SS Michael Mauney (SOPH) – 38 solo tackles, 55 total tackles, 4.6 tackles per game, 3 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries

CB Bryan Davenport (SR) – 30 solo tackles, 49 total tackles, 4.1 tackles per game, 3.0 tackles for a loss

Special teams

Mount Airy Granite Bears

Walker Stroup (JR) – 66 of 70 PAT, 4 of 4 field goals, 7 punts for 259 yards, 45 touchdowns on 88 kickoffs, 170 return yards

Tyler Mason (JR) – 2 punts returned for a TD, 1 kickoff returned for a TD, 272 return yards

Mario Revels (JR) – 1 punt returned for a TD, 98 yards back

Hayesville Yellow Vests

Isaac Chandler (JR) – 31 of 37 PAT, 3 of 5 goals, 17 touchdowns on 43 kickoffs

Avery Leatherwood (SR) – 33 punts for 1,211 yards (36.7 average)

Michael Mauney (SOPH) – 261 return yards

Logan Caldwell (SR) – 1 punt returned for a TD, 79 yards back

Joe Walsh is building a billion dollar SaaS empire Mon, 14 Nov 2022 21:10:20 +0000 Joe Walsh has bought more than 100 companies in his career, but arguably his greatest success came from a 2014 consulting gig for struggling telephone directory company Dex Media. “The corporate consensus was ‘outdated, old, and long-existing,'” says Walsh. So he turned it into Thryv Holdings, and now the rebranded SaaS and marketing company serves […]]]>

Joe Walsh has bought more than 100 companies in his career, but arguably his greatest success came from a 2014 consulting gig for struggling telephone directory company Dex Media. “The corporate consensus was ‘outdated, old, and long-existing,'” says Walsh. So he turned it into Thryv Holdings, and now the rebranded SaaS and marketing company serves more than 400,000 small and medium-sized businesses globally and trades on NASDAQ. Over the decade, Walsh expects to hit $4 billion in SaaS revenue.

As a child who came of age in Maryland, Walsh wanted to become one thing: rich. “The driver I wanted to give my parents when they retired,” Walsh says. “And for me, the byproduct of helping people is cash.”

So, while a freshman in college, he started the directory company IYP Publishing, hoping to compete with local telephone companies. “I made more money with one sale than my teachers would in two or three weeks,” he says. Walsh quit school, and in 1985 earnings peaked at “several million,” he says. When he tried to raise more capital, a buyer emerged instead; Walsh sold the 45-person company to DataNational, where he spent two years as vice president of sales.

He then joined Yellowbook as the 183rd employee, where he remained for 24 years, before becoming CEO in 1993. When Walsh left in 2011, worldwide revenue soared to $4 billion from $38 million. million when he became CEO, and the membership grew to 16,500. “Before Silicon Valley, we were the disruptors,” Walsh says.

However, after the 2008 financial crisis, Yellowbook’s stock plummeted and Walsh moved on. A few years later, Dex Media, a publisher of white and yellow pages directories, hired Walsh as a consultant to help the company grow.

After studying the company’s strategy, Walsh walked into Dex’s meeting room and pulled his phone out of his pocket. “This little thing here is screwing up your old strategy,” he said. “But this little thing here is also your new strategy. Small businesses are following the big business IT strategy on the cloud. Dex’s board trusted Walsh to change the company’s approach himself. They handed over the keys to Walsh and his hand-picked group of eight executives.

Walsh and company started with a balance sheet that was “a mess – essentially insolvent,” he says. He refocused the company’s mission of connecting buyers and sellers through printed phone books, transforming it into a marketing and SaaS company. He also took it private. In 2019, Yellowbook was officially rebranded as Thryv Holdings, and in 2020 it found its way back to NASDAQ via an IPO.

Thryv’s flagship product is a small business management platform that integrates an enterprise’s customer resource management, marketing automation, payments, document management, and more. on a single app. In 2021, Thryv’s SaaS revenues reached $170.5 million. Still, its mainstay in 2021 was its online and directory marketing businesses, which brought in $797.5 million.

Over the next decade, however, Walsh expects the company’s SaaS arm to far outweigh the directory business, predicting revenue from the segment to reach $4 billion. In the shorter term, he predicts that SaaS will reach $1 billion in revenue in three years. “We’re building a skyscraper with this company,” Walsh says. “We have a roadmap of additional offerings that we will be rolling out soon; I have a strong sense of the urgency of success.


Ben Swanger is the associate editor of CEOthe business title of Magazine D. Ben manages the Dallas 500

Who called me from this phone number? Fri, 04 Nov 2022 15:30:00 +0000 Who among us does not feel frustrated when we receive several calls from strangers? We are eager to respond as they might be pranksters or scammers, but we don’t want to miss an important phone call. Fortunately, this article is perfect for you because we are going to go over what you can do to […]]]>

Who among us does not feel frustrated when we receive several calls from strangers? We are eager to respond as they might be pranksters or scammers, but we don’t want to miss an important phone call. Fortunately, this article is perfect for you because we are going to go over what you can do to trace who called you from this number.

Top 3 Reverse Phone Lookup Services (Free)

#1. SPOKEO – Find out who called me from this free phone number

#2. GOOGLE – Free Reverse Phone Lookup for Listed Phone Numbers

#3. SOCIAL MEDIA – Spokeo Reverse Phone Lookup Alternative


One option available to you is to use a reverse phone lookup service. There are free reverse phone lookup tools you can use, but they can definitely help you find your mystery caller. Moreover, these caller IDs can trace your caller’s location, name, age, gender, online presence, even your caller’s companies and employment information. Great, don’t you agree? However, you may want to check out several of these phone finder tools as there may be multiple matches to the phone number you are looking for, so it is best to review them all before deciding on your next move.

Another option is to have your phone company block your caller ID. This way, your number will not show up during a call.

What is a reverse number lookup?

reverse phone lookup – This is a tool you can use to identify the person who called you from an unknown number. These tools are combined with huge databases to facilitate the discovery of the person making the call. This is also very convenient as they will return you a full report with your caller’s basic information, digital and online presence and even other contact information. This way it can be easier to call back, ignore or report those mystery callers.

Perform an accurate reverse phone number lookup online

Of course, we would like to know who called you from this number. Most importantly, we want to make sure that the information we have is accurate. But how can we verify the accuracy? There are two ways to find out:

  1. Via reverse phone lookup tool from Google or Bing – You can surround it with quotes and press enter. You should be able to receive the information, but if it’s a business phone number, it will show you the company name and other information along with the phone number you searched for.
  2. Via White Pages or AnyWho – These platforms can help discover your unknown caller and can be helpful if you want to send a cease and desist letter or file a complaint.

How it works?

Very simple, whether you use an online directory like White Pages or Canada 411 or a paid service like Intelius, just enter the phone number of the person who called you and the report will be available to you within minutes .

Is it legal to find someone by their phone number?

The best approach is to notify your local law enforcement agency if you are being harassed over the phone. They can help you take the best action in these situations.

There are a few services online that offer to identify your mystery caller but the results are not 100% reliable. It’s best to use these free online services with caution to ensure you don’t violate anyone’s privacy.

Of course, your best bet is to simply ask your unknown caller. They should give you their information, but if not, just hang up and ignore the call completely.

How to find out who called you even if they didn’t leave a message

It can be frustrating if you miss important calls, even more so if they don’t leave a message. And annoying if in addition you receive several calls from an unknown number. If this happens, here are the steps to follow:

  • Check your phone records – For fixed lines, you can contact your telephone operator to give you the list of telephone numbers that have called you. If it’s a cell phone, the phone number should appear in your history. If not, ask your mobile carrier for help.
  • Use a reverse phone lookup service. These services can help you discover your unknown callers by simply entering the phone number in the search box to receive a detailed caller report.
  • Redial the number. Not everyone will answer, but if they do, you can certainly ask the reason for the call.

How to block telemarketers and unwanted calls on your phone

You may have received these types of calls – calling several times a day to sell you something. There are also pranksters. Naturally, you just don’t want to deal with them, especially if you’ve had a bad day, so blocking them out is the best way to go. So how do you do it?

  • Add your number to the National Do Not Call Registry. Telemarketers are sure not to call you if you are on this database. You can register online or by calling 1-888-382-1222.
  • Install a call blocker on your phone. You can do this in several ways, either online or by phone. Once you are registered, you will receive no more phone calls from any phone number you choose.
  • Report unwanted calls to the Federal Trade Commission. They will investigate the calls and take action against the companies that make them.
  • Hang up the phone. If you know it’s a business and you don’t want to deal with them, be as pleasant as possible when you tell them you’re not interested.



Best apps and services to help you find out who called you

Here are several of the best search engines you can use whenever you want to reveal your unknown callers – let’s discuss them one by one:


Spokeo is a search engine that you can use to bring up the identity of your caller. The website uses billions of records to help you find what you’re looking for. Note that for basic searches, you can use the website for free by simply registering your information.


This is an online background check service where you can find out if the name in the caller ID is legit. The website will offer you a free trial to use their service. You are surely protected whenever you search so that your data is kept safe. This search engine provides their information quickly and since the data is continuously updated, you can be assured of accurate information.

There is also a reverse phone lookup feature that you can use at Intelius to find out who called you from that number. It uses an extensive database to provide owner information, including the owner’s name and address. It can also show you more information, including the phone type, carrier, and location associated with the number. The app is also available for Android and iOS and offers different types of searches.

been verified

Here is another search engine that can generate information about your unknown caller: BeenVerified. Once you have downloaded the app, you can now search your anonymous caller’s phone number. Since they have access to billions of documents, they are sure to provide you with the information you are looking for when searching through social media accounts, criminal records, property records, and more. Moreover, the app can be used on any iPhone or Android device.

BeenVerified cannot be used for job or tenant screening, but it is very useful for finding old friends or updating your information. Note, however, that customer reviews are mostly negative, but centered around unrealistic expectations and personal revenge. If you are inclined to use this product, do so with caution.


Another reverse search tool you can use is CocoFinder. They use an easy to understand interface so finding out the identity of your unknown caller is not difficult at all. No need to download an app, it’s a free online information search service.

CocoFinder uses a huge database with millions of public records, so you are mostly assured of the accuracy of the report. In addition, your information is kept 100% confidential.


Most people rely on the Google search engine to find a phone number. Most of the phone numbers that can be found are for businesses. If you are looking for a former business partner or company, this might be the best fit for you.

social media

Nowadays, people leave footprints not only in the sand, but also online. Whenever they use social media profiles and add their information, you can use this option to know your caller ID as long as it is associated with the phone number that called you. As names and phone numbers can match, finding the person you are looking for can be a bit tricky as they may come back with multiple matches. In this case, you may want to allocate some time to find out who called you because it is very easy to deny that they are connected with you in any way.

Final Thoughts on Free Reverse Phone Lookup Services

Receiving multiple calls in a day is certainly frustrating, but knowing that there are multiple options available to us kind of alleviates how we feel because we know there is a way to find the person behind the anonymous calls. You can use Google or other online platforms such as searching social media profiles or you can use reverse phone lookup tools. However you would like to find them, know that you are not alone and that there is hope of finding the person who called you.

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Juhi Chawla’s daughter Jahnavi looks exactly like her, actress shares video as proof Fri, 28 Oct 2022 14:35:53 +0000 Bollywood actress, Juhi Chawla shares a romantic relationship with her daughter, Jahnavi Mehta. While the actress’ children stay away from the media and the circle of paparazzi, Jahnavi often makes headlines. This time, Juhi posted a cute video proving that her daughter, Jahnavi looks exactly like her. For the uninitiated, the actress is married to […]]]>

Bollywood actress, Juhi Chawla shares a romantic relationship with her daughter, Jahnavi Mehta. While the actress’ children stay away from the media and the circle of paparazzi, Jahnavi often makes headlines. This time, Juhi posted a cute video proving that her daughter, Jahnavi looks exactly like her. For the uninitiated, the actress is married to the famous industrialist Jay Mehta.

Juhi is Jay’s second wife, but the duo’s love is as fresh as a dewdrop. The duo have been with each other through each other’s happy and sad times like a pillar of strength. The couple are blessed with two children, Jahnavi Mehta and Arjun Mehta. The yesteryear actress keeps her personal life guarded.

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Juhi Chawla, Jahnavi Mehta and Arjun Mehta

On October 28, 2022, Juhi took to her Instagram handle and posted a video collage, in which we can see the actress’ glimpse of her youth. And the best part about it was the fact that her daughter, Jahnavi blushed just like her. Not only that, the mother-daughter duo also share an uncanny resemblance between them. Alongside this, Juhi wrote:

“Like Mother like daughter.”

In February 2022, Juhi posed a touching clip for her not-so-baby daughter, Jahnavi. The video begins with Juhi holding her daughter in her arms, followed by the mother-daughter duo posing for a throwback photo. Alongside, Juhi wrote a heartfelt note for her daughter and how her love for IPL has grown over time. An excerpt from his long note might read as follows:

“Ever since she was little, Jahnavi didn’t just watch IPL, she started watching cricket. By listening carefully to the commentators, she began to understand the intricacies of the game. When she was around 12, we were in Bali on a family vacation. At the hotel there was a coffee table book, the size of (which was) a thick phone book, remember those..??”

What do you think of the uncanny resemblance between Juhi and her daughter?

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A moment that changed me: ‘My best friend and I were going to clubs and dreaming of a glamorous destiny. But then she died’ | Friendship Wed, 26 Oct 2022 06:00:00 +0000 Alison and i were 15 years old when we decided to leave our school, fueled by this reckless and unstoppable force typical of teenagers. Any qualms we might have had about a wasted education were snuffed out by our impatience to sidestep boys our own age, find true love, and fulfill our glamorous destiny. We […]]]>

Alison and i were 15 years old when we decided to leave our school, fueled by this reckless and unstoppable force typical of teenagers. Any qualms we might have had about a wasted education were snuffed out by our impatience to sidestep boys our own age, find true love, and fulfill our glamorous destiny. We wrote comic poems about these quests and about each other, which showed at least some self-awareness of how gloriously lost we were. My mother – a teacher – knew there was no rationalization with teenagers. She made the wise decision to keep me close and let things play out.

It was 1989 when Alison joined the girls’ school I attended in central London. She had a low-key mystique about her, but once you were allowed to, she was deeply fun and curious. We wanted to go clubbing. We pored over photos in Vogue and Face magazine of people who fascinated us – musicians, designers, filmmakers, models, beautiful “wild child” Amanda de Cadenet – mingling in places with silly or postmodern names like Wall Street or MFI club. The first party I tried to get into was called Xanadu, in Clerkenwell, but my friend Jane and I didn’t stand a chance, with our baby faces and lack of fake IDs. When Alison and I tried together, however, we somehow managed to get past the red strings. Maybe her Bianca Jagger appearance helped us look less like the kids we were.

Alison was smarter than me. She looked both ways as she crossed the road, she had never smoked or stoned herself and barely had a drink. She had decided to live with her father after her parents divorced, partly because he let her come and go as she pleased. Within months, we were regulars at various clubs. On a Tuesday at Earl’s Court, we would occasionally visit a gem venue hosted by legendary promoter Steve Strange, outside of which Strange would wade through the queue lamenting, “Where are all the beautiful people?” They were already inside: Duran Duran, Wham!, De Cadenet. Thursday nights at the Wag Club in Soho were our favorites – we could shore up the bar, watch the hilarity unfold, and end up dripping sweat on the dance floor. As underage girls, we learned that clubbing was cheap. We got on the guest list for free, got a vodka or two and oranges (it was pretty intoxicating just to be there) and took the night bus home.

After my GCSE, I had to contribute to household expenses. I got a job in a shoe store in Covent Garden, while Alison went to college halfheartedly. Standing all day while being trained to approach customers in a deceptively casual way got old pretty quickly, but I had Alison and clubbing and our dreams.

Alison and I spoke several times a day – we were like life partners. But about a year into our adventures, around Christmas 1990, she disappeared. I figured she had met an old friend and was having a long slumber party until after a few days without a word, an uneasiness took over. Where could she have gone? After a week, her brother saw a call on local television about an unidentified woman in a coma, showing Alison’s bracelet, scarf and keys. The next morning, her father called with the devastating news. She had been hit by a motorbike while crossing a dangerous stretch of road. She remained unconscious until her family arrived, then she slipped away.

I dreamed that she wasn’t really dead and I was carrying her secretly in my pocket. I listened again and again to his last message on our answering machine, in which she was chewing cucumber in blissful ignorance of her fate. I found some of her curly hair on my rug and taped it in my journal behind a photo of us, along with her most recent poem about me. I tore out the front page of our phone book, on which she had drawn caricatures of us, to preserve it. It was impossible to let go.

Without it, the shine of clubland and just about everything else has faded. We had played grown up and it was only really fun when we made lists together of all the handsome men we had met, or listened intently to the gossip among the rotating brotherhood of Wag’s loos.

I stayed home alone on Christmas Day. As my brain raced, trying to explain the brutal randomness of Alison’s death, I wondered darkly if she had been taken because, like me, she had no solid plans. As a survivor, in the months of loneliness and grief that followed, a sense of responsibility arose within me not to lose myself. I saw cold, hard truths: that you really can only rely on yourself, that I wasn’t special, and that I wasn’t about to sprout any precocious talent or legs either. and the cheekbones of a top model. I was too sweet and rudderless to embark on an exciting career through clubbing or falling in love. I enrolled in sixth form college, where I was able to continue growing. But I will never forget or regret mine and Alison’s early break for freedom, wandering amber-lit London at night, when the city seemed to be ours alone.

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Satyajit Ray, the genius of cinema: The Tribune India Sun, 23 Oct 2022 04:23:00 +0000 BN Goswamy Not having seen Ray’s cinema means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon. —Akira Kurosawa To Satyajit Ray, in recognition of his rare mastery of the art of cinema and his profound humanitarian vision, which has had an indelible influence on filmmakers and audiences around the world. – Excerpt […]]]>

BN Goswamy

Not having seen Ray’s cinema means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon.

—Akira Kurosawa

To Satyajit Ray, in recognition of his rare mastery of the art of cinema and his profound humanitarian vision, which has had an indelible influence on filmmakers and audiences around the world. – Excerpt from the citation of the Academy when awarding an honorary Oscar to Satyajit Ray

I am not aware of being a humanist. It’s just that I’m interested in human beings. —Satyajit Ray

In the very first scene of the only Hindi film he ever made – Shatranj ke Khiladi in 1977 – we see Mir Raushan Ali and Mirza Sajjad Ali, the two protagonists/antagonists of the game, bend over a chessboard and make their movements, hookah stems in hand, the mastery of detail is synonymous with perfection. There is not an unwanted wrinkle in the shawls they wear; the soft silk caps on their heads did not move an inch from where they were; the sequins of their exquisitely embroidered sherwanis continue to shine with the same silvery intensity. Satyajit Ray (1921-1992) saw to it. It’s because he’s seen it all.

Painting of Nawab Asaf ud-Daula listening to music, ca. 1812, British Library.

When he decided to make this film, starting from the great story of Munshi Premchand in the dilapidated context of mid-19th century Lucknow, he had hordes of people around him working for him. Starting with Pather Panchali, he had already established himself as one of the most admired filmmakers, one of the brightest stars in the firmament of world cinema, but he wanted to do the research for the film himself: the sets , the material details, the characters, the general atmosphere. A young scholar from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, Sarbajit Mitra, traced how Ray carried out his self-proclaimed task, accessed his notebooks, his visits to London to examine the archives of the India Office Library dating back to those times and how the British plotted to take control of this kingdom, one of the last outposts of Indian power in this region. There’s a bound notebook he found with the words Shatranj ke Khiladi written on the cover in Ray’s hand, and inside, page after page filled with notes from him. To Munshi Premchand’s story, Ray had decided to add “a parallel narrative which examined the transfer of power to the East India Company from the perspective of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, the last gifted but somewhat dissipated ruler of the kingdom. of Oudh, and Sir James Outram, then an English resident in Lucknow.’ The requirement for the film was therefore painstaking research, “not only to be faithful to historical facts, but also to authentically recreate the period on screen”. Ray does his job diligently and devotes almost an entire year to researching and writing the screenplay. Visual references had to be found; the language and grammar of social relations had to be studied; the works had to be consulted. art specific to the period and the events taking place there; the design of sets and costumes had to be refined. Ray did all of this. Himself.

A portrait of Satyajit Ray.

The Satyajit Ray Society in Kolkata apparently holds his extensive archives and shooting logs. Ray used handmade notebooks with a distinctive red cover, commonly called Kheror Khata (traditionally used by accountants in Bengal), to keep his notes. The research notes, the first drafts, even the shooting schedule of Shatranj ke Khiladi were, we learn, in the Kheror Khata of the film, divided into two volumes.

To achieve historical accuracy, Ray obviously needed to consult contemporary visual material. He began by consulting European and British oil paintings in the Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata to understand the depiction of key political figures. Tilly Kettle’s portrait of Nawab Shuja ud-Daula of Awadh with her four sons, of course, came in handy.

Satyajit Ray’s handwritten notes with the exact number of works in the India Bureau Library / British Library

But to faithfully recreate the life of the Awadhi, Ray chose to rely more on the works of anonymous Indian painters. And then he wanted to look at the paintings kept in the India office library. In these files, he referenced eight paintings along with their accession numbers in his notebook. In 1976, he visited London, saw the flesh and blood paintings. On Indian paintings – from the period of Nawab Asaf ud-Daula, Wajid Ali Shah’s longtime predecessor – Ray’s notes have a surprisingly sharp entry: he says that “these paintings were done in the Murshidabad style (from East Bengal) as opposed to Lucknow or Awadhi style”.

Ray seems to have made a point of continuing to study Lucknow stories and look at paintings. One painting, that of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah embracing then-Governor-General of India Lord Hardinge in 1847 – shortly before he was expelled from his kingdom – appears to have paid particularly rich dividends to Ray. Because, in the film, he reproduced it almost identically: the architectural decor, the abundance of colors, the confusion of confusions, the diversity of the characters. Strangely perhaps, he also seems to have been comfortable with it all, with all the pretense, all the irony, all the sadness that went into it.

This is how Satyajit Ray worked, and this is what worked for him: an endless curiosity, a search for the authentic, a palimpsest of ideas and images, a concern for what the French call ” the human condition “. I am not personally aware if there are any notebooks of Ray that relate to other great films of his: Aparajito, Apur Sansar, Charulata, Jalsaghar, Devi, Teen Kanya, Mahanagar, Aranyer Din Ratri, Agantuk, Ghare -Baire, Goopi Gyne Bagha Byne, Parash Pathar, Sadgati, Ganashatru. But if there is, an inexhaustible treasure, a virtual Kuber mine, is waiting to be explored.

But to end here with a nugget. While reviewing the casting for the characters in Shatranj ke Khiladi, Ray is said to have contacted the great British actor Sir Richard Attenborough while in London asking if he would agree to play the small role of General Outram in his film. Attenborough’s response? “Satyajit, I would be happy to even recite the phone book for you.”

Lake County Sheriff’s Corner: Random Michigan Laws Thu, 20 Oct 2022 09:32:33 +0000 A big change in expungements will again take place in April 2023. Having to “personally” remove a past criminal offense from your record will no longer be the case under certain circumstances. An automated system for erasing convictions without the need to file a request will be put in place. Up to two felony convictions […]]]>

A big change in expungements will again take place in April 2023. Having to “personally” remove a past criminal offense from your record will no longer be the case under certain circumstances. An automated system for erasing convictions without the need to file a request will be put in place.

  • Up to two felony convictions will automatically be expunged no later than 10 years after the person’s conviction or release.
  • Up to four misdemeanors will automatically be expunged seven years after conviction.

The following convictions are not eligible for automatic expungement:

  • Convictions for “assaults”.
  • Convictions for “serious offences”.
  • Convictions for offenses punishable by 10 years or more of imprisonment.
  • Convictions involving a minor, a vulnerable adult, serious injury or impairment of a person, death of a person.
  • Convictions related to human trafficking.
  • A crime for which the maximum penalty is life imprisonment or an attempt to commit a crime for which the maximum penalty is life imprisonment.
  • Any traffic offense causing injury or death.
  • A conviction for a crime of domestic violence, if the person has a previous conviction for a crime of domestic violence.

…as well as many others.

A good resource to help you with your write-offs is to visit your local Michigan Works office. This is conducted as part of the “Clean Slate Program”. With Michigan’s Clean Slate program, you may be eligible to remove misdemeanors and felonies from your record:

  • Up to three crimes.
  • Unlimited offenses.
  • Most traffic violations.
  • Marijuana offense convictions.

In all cases, they must respect waiting periods. Some convictions are not eligible for expungement and waiting times vary. Michigan Works staff can help determine potential eligibility on a case-by-case basis.

In this edition of “Sheriff’s Corner”, I give you Random Laws, Volume V.

MCL 445.571: Beverages and beverages set

“Beverage” means a carbonated drink, carbonated water, natural or mineral sparkling water or other non-alcoholic carbonated drink; beer, ale or other malt beverage regardless of alcohol content; or a mixed wine drink or a mixed spirit drink.

“Beverage Container” means an airtight metal, glass, paper or plastic container, or a container made of a combination of these materials, which, at the time of sale, holds 1 gallon or less of a beverage .

“Mixed wine drink” means a drink or similar product marketed as a wine cooler and containing less than 7% alcohol by volume, consisting of wine and still, sparkling or carbonated water and containing one or more of the following elements:

  • Soft drink.
  • Aroma.
  • Coloring materials.
  • Juice.
  • Fruit supplements.
  • Sugar.
  • Carbon dioxide.
  • Conservatives.

“mixed spirit drink” means a drink containing 10% or less alcohol by volume, consisting of distilled spirits mixed with non-alcoholic beverages or with flavorings or colorings and which may also contain water, fruit juices, fruit additives, sugar, carbon dioxide or preservatives; or any spirit-based beverage, regardless of percentage alcohol by volume, that is manufactured for sale in a metal container.

MCL 445.903c: Wrong location listing in phone book

A person shall not advertise or cause to be listed in a telephone directory any purported or fictitious business name that intentionally misrepresents where the business is actually located or operates or falsely states that the business is located or operates in the same covered area through the telephone directory.

… A person who violates this article is liable to a civil fine of at least $100.00 or more than $10,000.00.

MCL 445.903e: Validity of gift vouchers issued

A person engaged in the retail sale of goods or services must not do any of the following in relation to a gift certificate issued for retail goods or services:

… Refuse to accept a gift certificate as payment for goods or services used or purchased for use primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, including, but not limited to, goods or services advertised for sale or following liquidation or liquidation. This subsection does not apply if the Gift Certificate has an expiration date that does not violate Section 3g and is presented for redemption after that expiration date.

MCL 257.1807: School Bus Definition

“School Bus” means a motor vehicle with a rated capacity of 11 or more passengers, including the driver, used for transporting pre-school, primary or secondary school pupils to or from school or school-related events at school or a school activity….

School bus does not include a vehicle operated by a transit agency or authority. A vehicle that is not a school bus is not subject to this law. For the purposes of this Act, a parent or legal guardian transporting their child or another child with the written permission of the parent or legal guardian of the other child at a school-related event is not subject to this law.

MCL 567.226: Period of validity of a check or draft

Any sum payable on a cheque, draft or similar instrument[…]for which a banking or financial institution is directly responsible, including a cashier’s check and a certified cheque, which is unpaid for more than three years after it was payable or after its issue, if it is payable on sight, is presumed to have been abandoned, unless the holder, within a period of three years, has communicated in writing with the banking or financial organization about it or has otherwise expressed an interest materialized by a note or other document in the file drawn up by an employee of the banking or financial institution.

MCL 567.237: Goods held in a safe deposit box or deposit

Any property held in a safe deposit box or other security deposit in this state in the ordinary course of the holder’s business and proceeds resulting from the sale of the property authorized by law, which remains unclaimed by the owner for more than three years after the the lease or the rental period on the box or other repository has expired, are presumed abandoned.

MCL 257.256: Bad plate on a motor vehicle

No person shall lend to another person or knowingly permit the use of any certificate of title, certificate of registration, license plate, special plate or a license issued to him if the person receiving or using the certificate of title, certificate of registration, number plate, special plate or permit would not have the right to use it. No person shall carry or display on a vehicle any registration certificate or number plate which has not been issued for the vehicle or which is not otherwise lawfully used under this Act.

… Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor, liable to imprisonment for not more than 90 days or to a fine not exceeding $100.00, or both.

— This information is provided to you for clarification of specific laws, not for legal advice. This should not be construed as a personal opinion, agreement or disagreement on any specific law. The topics covered are for educational and informational purposes only. Where appropriate, excerpts from other articles are used for reference and/or content. If you have questions about a specific topic, you can always email your questions to me at

Only the type of virgin olive oil reduces the risk of mortality. Results of a cohort based on the Mediterranean population Fri, 14 Oct 2022 15:41:14 +0000 Study design and population Data were taken from the Nutrition and Cardiovascular Risk Study in Spain (ENRICA), the methods of which have been reported elsewhere [27]. Briefly, 12,948 people aged ≥ 18 years were selected between June 2008 and October 2010 by stratified random cluster sampling to ensure a representative sample of the non-institutionalized Spanish […]]]>

Study design and population

Data were taken from the Nutrition and Cardiovascular Risk Study in Spain (ENRICA), the methods of which have been reported elsewhere [27]. Briefly, 12,948 people aged ≥ 18 years were selected between June 2008 and October 2010 by stratified random cluster sampling to ensure a representative sample of the non-institutionalized Spanish population. First, the sample was stratified by province and municipality size. Second, the clusters were randomly selected in two stages: municipalities and census sections. Finally, households in each section were selected by random telephone dialing using the telephone directory as the sampling frame. Participants in households were selected in proportion to the gender and age distribution of the Spanish population. During the first phone call, the general objectives and procedures of the study were explained, and those selected gave their initial consent to participate; an official letter of invitation and detailed written information about the characteristics of the study were sent to the participant’s home. Collection of blood and urine samples were included for participant acceptance, and the overall response rate was 51.5%. Among those who did not participate, the most common reasons were refusal to accept a blood test (51.7%), lack of interest in the study (37.8%) and lack of time to participate (10.7%). [27].

The study was approved by the clinical research ethics committees of the University Hospital La Paz in Madrid and the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona (Spain). Written consent was obtained from all participants.

Basic data collection

Baseline (over the years 2008-2010), socio-demographics, lifestyle such as hours spent watching television and physical activity [28], as well as morbidities were collected. Self-reported information was obtained on gender, age, education level (no formal education, primary and secondary or higher) and tobacco use (current, former and never smoker). Weight and height were measured at home under standardized conditions, and body mass index (BMI) was calculated. The number of drugs was checked against the drug packages. Hypertriglyceridemia was defined as fasting plasma triglycerides ≥ 150 mg/dL; hypercholesterolaemia with total fasting plasma cholesterol level ≥ 200 mg/dL or taking lipid-lowering drugs; high blood pressure was defined as ≥140/90 mmHg or taking antihypertensive drugs; and self-reported diabetes or taking diabetes medications. Finally, self-reported and physician-diagnosed chronic diseases (chronic obstructive respiratory disease, coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, osteoarthritis, cancer, and depression requiring treatment) were also collected.

Diet report

Trained and certified personnel collected information in three sequential steps: (1) a telephone interview to obtain data on sociodemographic factors, health behaviors, self-rated health status, and morbidity; (2) an initial home visit to collect blood samples, and (3) a second home visit to perform a physical examination and obtain a usual diet using a computerized food history [27].

To determine the participant’s usual food consumption, we used a validated computerized food history (DH-ENRICA), developed from that used in the Spanish EPIC cohort. [29]. It is a structured questionnaire administered by a trained interviewer after each eating occasion, from breakfast until bedtime. During the interview, respondents were asked about their food consumption during the week and weekends, as well as seasonal variations. The DH-ENRICA collects standardized information on 880 foods and 184 recipes for dishes commonly consumed in Spain. Tables of composition of standard Spanish foods allowed for the calculation of the amount of energy and nutrients consumed [30, 31]. Study participants reported how often they consumed different types of oils and fats, and they specified the type of oil used for cooking and salad dressings, as well as the oil that was part of the recipes and sauces. In particular, detailed data was obtained on the consumption of common and virgin olive oil, taking into account in a comprehensive way the methods of dressing and cooking and frying.

We also calculated the Mediterranean diet score, based on the definition proposed by Trichopoulou et al. [32, 33] where the consumption of vegetables, legumes, fruits and nuts, cereals and fish was considered beneficial. A value of 1 was assigned to subjects with consumption above the gender-specific median in the study sample. In contrast, consumption of red meat, processed meat and poultry, and dairy products was considered detrimental, and a value of 0 was assigned to consumption above the median. Two items, alcohol consumption (to be able to fit the models independently of alcohol consumption without over-fitting) and the monounsaturated/saturated fatty acid ratio (because OO consumption is the main source of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA ) in the Spanish population ) were not included in the index. The range of this modified index was from 0 (lowest adherence) to 7 (highest adherence).

Mortality recognition

For all-cause mortality, we used the Spanish National Death Index which contains information on the vital status of all residents in Spain. Data on the specific cause of death were obtained from the National Institute of Statistics of Spain ( All-cause deaths were obtained from baseline in 2008–2010 through the end of follow-up on January 31, 2020, while those from cardiovascular disease or cancer were obtained from baseline through January 31, 2017. Follow-up was censored at the date of death or at the end of follow-up, whichever comes first.

statistical analyzes

Of 13,105 participants, after excluding those who reported extreme total energy intake (800 or 5,000 kcal/day for men and 500 or 4,000 kcal/day for women [34]) (not = 884) and those with incomplete basic dietary data (not= 60), a total of 12,161 participants were included in the present analysis (5708 men and 6346 women, mean age: 47 ± 17 years).

Total OO consumption (in g per day) was estimated by adding common and virgin varieties. OO consumption was adjusted to total energy intake by the residual method [35] and participants were categorized according to gender-specific tertiles of total, common, and virgin OO consumption.

To assess associations between OO consumption and all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality, Cox proportional hazard models were fitted, with attained age as the underlying time scale (date of birth as origin). Hazard ratios (HR) and their 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated using the lowest tertile of OO consumption as a reference or considering OO consumption as a continuous variable (for each 10g/day, ~1 tbsp). To study linear trends across the OO consumption tertiles, we assigned the median value to each category and considered the variable to be continuous.

We fitted Cox regression models for several potential confounders defined “a priori” and selected based on prior causal knowledge. [36]. Thus, three models were constructed with progressive levels of adjustment for confounding factors based on information collected at registration. Model 1 included sex and age (continuous) and total energy intake (kcal/day). Model 2 was then adjusted for education level, smoking status, BMI (<25, ≥25–<30 and ≥30 kg/m2), total physical activity (household and leisure activities in METs-hour/week), watching television (hours/day), alcohol consumption (g/day), fiber intake (g/day), diet score Mediterranean (continuous from 0 to 7), number of drugs (0, 1–3 and >3). Finally, model 3 was also adjusted for the possible mediators of the association of interest, namely hypertriglyceridemia (yes/no), hypercholesterolemia (yes/no), hypertension (yes/no), diabetes (yes/no), number of chronic conditions reported (0, 1 and ≥ 2). When evaluating common and virgin OO consumption separately, the models were mutually adjusted. When missing values ​​were less than 1% for individual covariates, we used stochastic regression (which adds a random error term that appropriately replicates the correlation between X and Y) to impute the data. All results were compared to models with complete information for all variables.

Restricted cubic spline analyzes with 3 nodes (at the 10th, 50th, and 90th percentiles) adjusted for the same potential confounders were plotted to visually display the dose-response relationship between total, common, and virgin OO consumption and the mortality risk.

We rerun the total and cardiovascular mortality models by including or excluding participants already diagnosed with cardiovascular disease or diabetes at baseline. In addition, subgroup analyzes were performed for all-cause mortality, stratifying the sample (above or below the median) by possible effect modifiers, such as age ( ≤ or > 60 years), gender, BMI (≤ or > 26.3 kg/m2), physical activity (≤ or >61.5 METs-h/week), as well as adherence to the MedDiet (≤ or >score 3). P for the interaction was obtained using the likelihood ratio test of the models with and without the interaction term. Finally, sensitivity analyzes were performed after excluding the first 2 years of follow-up.

Analyzes were performed using STATA/SE version 16.0 (StataCorp, College Station, TX, USA). Analyzes were weighted using the svy Stata command to account for the complex sampling design. Pvalues ​​were two-sided and p<0.05 was considered statistically significant.

When Kopper’s chocolate sweetened Greenwich Village Sat, 08 Oct 2022 18:54:39 +0000 -By Brian J Pape, AIA, LEED-AP “”The mouth-watering aroma of melting chocolate pervades the Kopper Company’s factory at 18 Waverly Place, where European-style candies are made for sale in retail stores in many parts of the country. The confections, with which we first became acquainted at Altman, are of twenty varieties which the firm manufactured […]]]>

-By Brian J Pape, AIA, LEED-AP

“”The mouth-watering aroma of melting chocolate pervades the Kopper Company’s factory at 18 Waverly Place, where European-style candies are made for sale in retail stores in many parts of the country. The confections, with which we first became acquainted at Altman, are of twenty varieties which the firm manufactured in Germany before its establishment in that country in 1938” (Jane Holt, New York Times, May 8, 1944).

Kopper’s Chocolate Specialty Co. was first listed in the New York City telephone directory in 1938, when it was located at 225 Greene St. in Soho. Kopper’s was founded in 1937 by Fred “Pappi” Stern (1895-1970), who fled Nazi Germany with his family, and a partner, David Kopper (1895-1962). In 1939 the company moved to larger premises at 18 Waverly Place near Broadway and NYU, where the business grew and prospered.

When that partnership dissolved, they sort of allowed the company to continue with the Kopper name, although by the early 1940s David Kopper had his own separate company, D. Kopper, Bonbonniere, producing hand-molded chocolates at 217 W. 80th St. in Manhattan.

A former Kopper facility at 18 Waverly Place is now part of the NYU campus. Credit: Brian J Pape, AIA

With success came the need for more space, so in 1980 they moved to 39 Clarkson Street (c.1920) in the West Village, just north of Houston Street. Stern’s daughter, Lorie, married Harold Ludwig Alexander (1923-1997), who was considered one of the world’s most dynamic and creative chocolatiers during his years working with his wife at Kopper’s. Later, Lorie and Harold’s children, Leslye Alexander and Jeff Alexander, continued Stern’s tradition of using the highest quality ingredients, old-world sophistication and attention to detail when crafting over 300 delicious varieties of chocolate.

“All of Kopper’s candies, including Amaretto Cordials, Rainbow Raisins, French Mints, Creme de Menthe Cordials, Candy Coated Almonds, and Crunchy Punch, are made by ‘”” The resulting ‘dragees’ (pronounced ‘dra-zshay’) are wrapped in plastic or sold in bulk, destined for the glass tubs of candy stores where an employee will pick up a pound or two as ordered'” (Betsy Wade, New York Times, November 15, 1987).

18 Waverly Place was purchased by NYU and now serves its Torch Club facilities, but has, to all appearances, been faithfully preserved in its original character.

39 Clarkson Street, Kopper’s six-story, 30,000-square-foot home, was sold to Penn South Capital, an investment firm, for $27 million in 2019 after Kopper left. Less than two years after purchasing the property, a buyer approached Penn South Capital with a cash deal which closed in 30 days on September 9, 2021. Penn South Capital sold this office building for 45.9 million dollars to this group of strangers. Middle Eastern investors doing business as Vanquish LLC.

Kopper’s was located at 39 Clarkson from 1980 to 2019. Credit: Brian J Pape, AIA

Ossea, LLC has leased its space to operate a full-service restaurant on the lower three floors of the newly renovated 39 Clarkson Street, consisting of a basement (4,624 square feet), first floor (4,803 square feet) and second floor (4,803 square feet), approximately 14,230 square feet in total, for a total capacity of 102 places; it is also planned to have sidewalk cafe seating. As well as a full liquor license, they will serve seafood dishes by a well-known Michelin star chef, aided by a general manager with extensive experience in the hospitality industry.

Today, Kopper’s is owned by family-owned, located in Cranford, New Jersey. Kopper’s still upholds all of its traditions and continues to create delicious gourmet treats, but the Village no longer carries its mouth-watering aroma of chocolate.

Brian J. Pape is a citizen architect in private practice, serving on the Manhattan District 2 Community Council Landmarks Committee and Quality of Life Committee (speaking only in his personal and unofficial capacity), co-chair of the American Institute of Architects NY Design for Aging Committee, is a member of the AIANY Committees on Historic Buildings and Dwellings, is LEED-AP “green” certified, and is a journalist specializing in architectural topics.