As dog ownership keeps on soaring post-lockdown, these are the breeds that are presently most in demand. As lockdown hit in 2020, leaving most of us stuck at home, many people decided it was the perfect time to get a new puppy – with the UK Kennel Club reporting 8% increase in dog ownership compared to 2020.
Watch how Labrador Modi is enjoying his ice-cream -)
Demand appears to remain high, with the average prices of some breeds nearly tripling over little more than a year.
Just made this photo still. In the Blacklist, the US crime thriller TV series (premiered on NBC in 2013), the cover of the Ukrainian passport looks like this. The film consultants failed to do their job. Obviously-)
P. S. We`ve already seen such bloopers with passports in The Bourne Identity
Do you have any other samples of such movie bloopers?-)
Since 2016, cryptocurrency trading has turned into one of the most popular types of online profits. The number of active crypto traders has been growing gradually daily. That is why plenty of inexperienced gambling people start selecting other valuable options for earning extra profit. And here rather than elsewhere BTCNEXT`s developers think out of the box.
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Over-the-counter or OTC is a trade type in which the trader and the purchaser settle the business directly with each other. In this case, they do not need to engage the services of a broker`s board. Since 2017, OTC trading has become popular in cryptocurrency trading.
A stable coin is a type of cryptocurrency which is developed to reduce the volatility of the price of the stable coin. It can be attached to traditional currencies, cryptocurrencies, or various exchange-traded commodities (industrial metals, gold, etc.).
Scalping is one of the most popular and widely used terms for cryptocurrency trading strategies. Such traders just scalp trades. They do not need to get as much profit as possible. Scalpers try to pocket small profits all the time. Recently, scalping has become one of the popular cryptocurrency trends.
Angular is a popular framework for creating web apps. You can use HTML language as a template. Thus, you can use HTML’s syntax to express your app’s components plainly and briefly. Overall, Angular allows building a simple app for digital currencies.
A dedicated team is an attractive approach to cryptocurrency trading. The bigger your team of loyal like-minded people, the more profit your company receives. Your dedicated team may be located both in a local office or it may be a remote team. The process looks like the following. For example, your company hires a team of experts who must cope with specific work easily. Then need not to be trained. They are already professionals. As a rule, one dedicated team works on a single project of a given client. Overall, a dedicated team model is a perfect tool for the progress of blockchain and products.
QDAO DeFi platform offers one of the largest crypto deposit rates in the industry. Being a popular cryptocurrency network, Cardano`s key goal is to run a public blockchain platform for smart contracts.
QDAO DeFi has already turned into an enormous ecosystem. As we have recently started to look for the latest ways to earn much profit, we are happy to announce the result. We were lucky to find finally the newest method to pocket good cash. It is Cardano staking.
Which updates can you enjoy now?
Cardano is launching the ultimate update titled the Shelley transition. It will entirely transform the Cardano network instantly. In particular, the Shelley will bring:
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x50-100 boost to the decentralized blockchain network;
The Shelley will maintain roughly 1,000 pools;
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More new participants are expected to join the network.
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Today I have made up my mind to remember one of my favorite bands – Led Zeppelin. I wish you would enjoy the post. I wrote this text a couple of weeks ago but decided to post it just now.
Trendy British rock band Led Zeppelin was formed in London in 1968. This is one of the most innovative, successful and influential bands in the history of modern music. Having created its own sounding, Led Zeppelin becomes one of the foremost hard rock groups.
The band has played a fundamental role in heavy metal development. According to “Allmusic”, it was Led Zeppelin who first refused releasing singles, laying the foundation to such musical concepts as “album rock”. Led Zeppelin still remains one of the most successful bands in rock music history. Over 360 million albums have already been sold worldwide. 114 million have been purchased in the United States. Led Zeppelin`s seven albums topped the Billboard 200.
It seems that none music group was sprouted with so many myths and fictions, like Led Zeppelin. So, let us switch to myths and facts about Led Zeppelin.
Band members of Led Zeppelin:
Jimmy Page, guitar (1968-80, 1985, 1988, 1995, 2007);
Robert Plant, vocals (1968-80, 1985, 1988, 1995, 2007);
John Paul Jones, bass guitar (1968-80, 1985, 1988, 1995, and 2007);
John Bonham was the best led zeppelin drummer ever (1968–80).
1985 drummers: Phil Collins, Tony Thompson, Paul Martinez;
1988, 2007 drummer – Jason Bonham;
1995 drummers: Jason Bonham, Michael Lee.
The band’s name came from the phrase of one of the musicians of “The Who” band. Different sources stipulate that this was either drummer Keith Moon or bassist John Entwistle. Once Jimmy Page worked together with Nicky Hopkins and Jeff Beck on one of their songs. Jimmy Page jokingly suggested making a super group of those musicians presented in the studio at the moment. His colleagues liked the idea, but someone joked that at the very first concert the group would collapse like a lead zeppelin. Page remembered this strange image. In time, when his “Yardbirds” band was forced to change its name, he suggested that very phrase. The band’s manager Peter Grant proposed to remove one letter from the band`s name. Therefore, “Led Zeppelin” name was fixed.
The longest Led Zeppelin`s song is called “In My Time of Dying”. Its duration is 11:04. The shortest track is “Bron-Yr-Aur”. Its time is 2:06. Both songs enter “Physical Graffiti” studio album.
Jimmy Page and microphones
While working on the first album under the name “Led Zeppelin”, Jimmy Page revealed the science of microphone placement. According to the generally accepted norms of that time, microphones were placed in front of the musical group, and sound engineer just pressed “Start” button. Page decided to hang microphones not only in front of the group, but also behind it to catch the echo. Therefore, he hung them in a few feet above the drum kit. That allowed sound to “breathe”.
After the second American tour in 1969, Led Zeppelin`s name was constantly associated with the most hooligan rock band in the world. The musicians trashed hotel rooms, filled them with water, broke the furniture and threw it out of the windows. However, “Los-Angeles Times” wrote an article citing one anonymous hotel manager. The journalists claimed that the band’s manager Peter Grant paid all probable damage which musicians could cause in advance. Moreover, by prior arrangement, musicians were settled in the rooms, where repair works were planned to start soon.
Stairway to Heaven
“Stairway to Heaven” is one of the most legendary rock songs of all times. The song has never been represented in charts, because it was never released as a single. Only radio stations received single-recording of this song. Those copies quickly became collectors` rarity. Led Zeppelin took this step deliberately. All members of the band realized that “Stairway to Heaven” was a milestone in their work. That is why they just did not want it to become excessively worn out. The song sounds 8 minutes and 3 seconds. Please note that Page prohibits sing this song to anyone except Plant.
Scandal with Eva von Zeppelin
In English “zeppelin” means “airship”. This word comes from the name of the inventor of this type of airships – Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. Although the word “zeppelin” became a household name long ago, it brought some problems to the group when they arrived to concerts in Denmark in 1970. A relative of the inventor, Eva von Zeppelin, elderly representative of one of the most influential families in Europe, raised the scandal, trying to forbid the group to give concerts in Denmark. She explained this by saying that the group members were merely the bunch of screaming monkeys that stole Zeppelin`s name and played hideous music. Jimmy Page invited Eva to meet with the group to resolve the conflict. The heiress accepted the invitation. The manager persuaded the musicians to behave as correctly as possible. The meeting itself was friendly, although Led Zeppelin`s members did not succeed in anything to convince the old woman, who just wanted to defend the honor of her family.
Led Zeppelin filmography
1976: “The Song Remains The Same”. This is a video from the concert in Madison Square Garden.
2003: “Led Zeppelin”. This is a collection of previously unreleased concert videos.
2012: “Celebration Day”. This is a video recording from the concert at O2 Arena in 2007.
John Bonham death
On September 24, 1980 Rex King took John Bonham to “Bray Studios” to prepare for the upcoming US tour. Along the way, the drummer drank 750 ml of vodka. Then members of the group continued to drink in the studio. In the evening they all went to drink up to Page’s Old Mill House. After midnight, Bonham had lost consciousness and was carried to bed. In the morning, Page, Plant and Jones gathered for breakfast. However their beloved drummer did not come down. Soon they found John Bonham dead, since he drank over two liters of vodka the previous day.
Led Zeppelin Breakup
On October 7, 1980 the investigation issued a decision that Jon Henry Bonham death was the result of an accident. The funeral took place on October 10, 1980 in the parish church. The bass drum from Bonham`s favorite drum set was installed at the headstone. Jeff Lynne and Paul McCartney were also present at the farewell ceremony. Two days after it, all Led Zeppelin band members gathered on Jersey Island, from which they flew to London hotel “Savoy” to Peter Grant. Their decision to breakup was unanimous. “Having lost a mutual friend, we, being in complete agreement and understanding, have come to the conclusion that we cannot continue to exist as a group any longer,” as an official statement stated.
After Led Zeppelin Breakup, all members started solo performances. John Paul Jones returned to the producers’ activities. His solo album under the name “Zooma” was released in 1999. Jimmy Page recorded a soundtrack for “Death Wish II” movie. Later, he gathered a collection of previously rejected studio tracks. In 1982, he released them all under the name “Coda.”
Led Zeppelin discography:
Led Zeppelin, 1969;
Led Zeppelin II, 1969;
Led Zeppelin III, 1970;
Led Zeppelin IV, 1971;
Houses of the Holy, 1973;
Physical Graffiti, 1975;
In Through the Out Door, 1979;
Led Zeppelin` top-10 best songs:
Stairway to Heaven
When the Levee Breaks
Bring It on Home
Rock And Roll
Whole lotta love
Friends, I hope you`ve enjoy the reading! Have a great day and stay tuned!
To earn a million dollars is the stupidest idea I`ve ever heard of. This goal is as stupid as dumb as a tree. The prominent Russian designer and traveler Artemy Lebedev has just posted in his blog. I have translated the abstract for my Australian friend Dale. I kindly invite you to take a look at Lebedev`s thoughts.
Why a million – not $900K? Why dollars – not pounds? Why earn – not to find it as a treasure? All types of charlatans and business trainers, who had never laid eyes on a million themselves, usually like to talk about a million-dollar goal.
Why earn a million dollars is a bad goal? All is simple. You never know what exactly you will achieve in the future. You can accurately know only one thing: if you go forward, work hard, do not miss your chance, then you will undoubtedly achieve much more than you have now. Even a tiny bit will be a good result.
Most importantly, you never know what exactly you will get. Euros? Friends? Books? Thoughts? Connections? It is completely unknown! You just have to go ahead and analyze what works best. In a sense, a million friends will give you a lot more than a million dollars.
To cut it short, do what you have to do and let things happen as they will.
If you constantly put off learning a foreign language, Radislav Gandapas helped me to give you a few reasons why you should stop doing this.
The main reasons for starting to learn a foreign language:
A great chance to gain self-confidence. It is all about confidence at work and traveling, as well as about personal confidence.
Improving your intellectual level. According to a study conducted by specialists at York University in Toronto, people who studied the second language showed a much better result when passing the IQ test compared to those who do not speak a foreign language at all.
Improving literacy in your native language. While learning a foreign language, you will have to remember about declensions, syntax, and much more issues. The tools listed above allow repeating and learning your native language. As a result, competent written and oral speech in the native language.
Competitive advantage in employment. Plenty of companies operate in global markets. All of them need people who speak several languages. Employees who speak a foreign language with an economic or technical background are especially valuable.
Multitasking. Learning foreign languages trains your multitasking. And it will come in handy in all areas of your life.
Memory improvement. There’s no need to explain anything here — everything is obvious.
What foreign languages do you speak, folks? Why did you decide to study them?
Now almost all countries of the world are in quarantine in connection with the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). However, do not lose heart. You must strictly adhere to the quarantine rules and finally do everything you planned to do before but never had time for.
The Great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and the outstanding English physicist Isaac Newton were also forced to quarantine for some time. Look what came of it.
Alexander Pushkin, cholera and quarantine
In 1830, Alexander Pushkin, while preparing for the wedding, briefly stopped in financial matters at his family country seat Boldino. A sudden outbreak of cholera and quarantine locked the poet in the wilderness for over three months.
It became the most striking and fruitful period in Pushkin’s creative work. In unexpected quarantine seclusion, the poet felt an unprecedented surge of inspiration, mastered new genres and literary forms, and as a result wrote an incredible amount of his remarkable prose and poetry.
Isaac Newton, Plague, and Quarantine
In 1665, Isaac Newton was forced to leave Cambridge and returned home. The reason for this was the quarantine during the outbreak of the plague in England. Deprived of the opportunity to teach and communicate with colleagues while in isolation, Newton went much deeper into scientific research. It was then that he discovered the Law of universal gravitation and wrote many scientific papers, which have retained their relevance in our days.
Any crisis is not only difficulties and a huge inconvenience. It is an amazing period when windows of opportunities are actively opening. Strange as it may seem, it is the best time for new ideas and discoveries, creative breakthroughs and insights.
Right now, during quarantine, we can get all these “I`ll do it later” from the far shelves of the subconscious – I’ll write, read, finish, look, try, create … later. You can waste this time in rubbish, panic, and depression. But you can direct your energy to the embodiment of what will become a new step in your life.
So, self-quarantine, self-educate, and do not panic! Everything will be great!
Friends, let me recommend you a very interesting YouTube channel — Shakespeare in tears. The channel was created by William Hackett-Jones , who has been living in St. Petersburg for 15 years. The channel is very interesting and informative for all true fans of the English language.
On Shakespeare in tears YouTube channel William reviews movie trailer translations, explains the culture of native English speakers, and talks about the translation process. If you are interested in translation or just in English, then you just need to subscribe to Shakespeare in tears channel.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – movie trailer translation overview:
Knives Out — movie trailer translation overview:
Joker — movie trailer translation overview:
Frozen II — movie trailer translation overview:
I also recommend that you watch a very thought-provoking interview with William on Dmitry Puchkov’s (Goblin) YouTube channel. I guarantee that you will learn a lot about the English language and its features from this interview:
Hope this post will help you to enjoy studying English more-) See you soon!