Saturday, August 8 "willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory": 2 P.m.

(Cleveland Press Collection/The Michael Schwartz Library – Cleveland State University) (Laura DeMarco, The Plain Dealer) Comments CLEVELAND, Ohio The theater almost outshines the movies at one of the summer’s top cinematic events. Playhouse Square’s 18th Annual Cinema at the Square classic film series returns August 6-23 in the historic, magnificently restored Connor Palace Theatre, first opened in 1922. As in past years, the 15-film series will be a mix of classic Hollywood, kids flicks, ’80s nostalgia and sci-fi and horror. Some of them are even movies that could have played the Palace back in its heyday. Top titles include Cecil B. DeMille’s “Greatest Show on Earth,” “The Sting,” “The Odd Couple,” “The Terminator,” “Cabaret” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Also as in past years, films will be preceded by pre-show cartoons, music on the restored 1927 Kimball organ and, of course, popcorn. Twelve films are making their Cinema at the Square premiere this year. Tickets for Cinema at the Square are $5 each; save 50 percent on tickets when you purchase a FlixTIX pass for $15 (good for any combination of 6 admissions). Tickets available at the box office and online: Schedule: “The Terminator”: 8 p.m. Thursday, August 6 “The Odd Couple”: 8 p.m. Friday, August 7 “The Greatest Show on Earth”: 2 p.m. Saturday, August 8 “Cabaret”: 8 p.m. Saturday, August 8 “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”: 2 p.m. Sunday, August 9 Week 2 “The Breakfast Club”: 8 p.m. Thursday, August 13 “His Girl Friday”: 8 p.m. Friday, August 14 “State of the Union”: 2 p.m. Saturday, August 15 “Clue”: 8 p.m. Saturday, August 15 “The Land Before Time” : 2 p.m. Sunday, August 16 Week 3 “Coming to America”: 8 p.m. Thursday, August 20 “Footloose”: 8 p.m. Friday, August 21 “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”: 2 p.m. Saturday, August 22 “The Sting”: 8 p.m.

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Bassist Sarzo Had To Be In Heaven Playing All These Tracks From Bands He Played With And It Showed In His Performance On The Night, When He Could Be Seen Playing So Hot That He Had To Constantly Lick His Fingers To Cool Them Off (okay, I Know That’s Not Why He Does It, But It Sounded Cool, Didn’t It?).

Drummer Evans even got into the antics with drumsticks of fire during a portion of his brief skin-bashing clinic. The band finished up their evening with “A Little Too Old”, also off of the Evolutionary Children release and something these guys were definitely not! If you’ve never heard of KILLER BEE before, I command that you check them out! “Love It Or Leave It” Drum Solo “From Hell And Back” “A Little Too Old” Next up on the bill was GUNZO, another of the seemingly endless bands/projects that guitarist Tracii Guns is a part of these days. And as with the others, he has once again surrounded himself with some top notch musicians to help his cause. Along with the incomparable, well-traveled, journeyman bassist Sarzo, who’s played with just about every hard rock band known to man at this point (ok, that was a bit of a stretch, but not by much), GUNZO also included vocalist Keith St. John (BURNING RAIN, MONTROSE) and drummer Shane Fitzgibbon. With this kind of lineup you just knew that the set was going to contain at least a song or two from the different bands they were a part of and, true to form, that’s exactly what the raucous crowd got, except for one thing: evidently there wasn’t a single blank sheet of paper or two to be found in the entire club because the band’s setlist was written on several, get this, Chinet paper plates! If I’m lying I’m dying, but that’s the God’s honest truth. I’ve seen setlists done a lot of different ways, but never have I seen that before. A very comical moment to be sure. At any rate, GUNZO ripped (pun intended) into their set with the LA GUNS classic, “Rip And Tear”, and just like that, Round 2 of non-stop hard rock fun was underway. Next up was Ozzy Osbourne’s “I Don’t Know” before the band took a brief moment to acknowledge that it was the late, great Ronnie James Dio’s birthday, and in fitting fashion, rocked the house with “Rainbow In The Dark”. Vocalist Keith St. John certainly has the chops and he proved it with every song that GUNZO played. “The Ballad Of Jayne” followed, along with the iconic Ozzy smash hit “Crazy Train”. Bassist Sarzo had to be in heaven playing all these tracks from bands he played with and it showed in his performance on the night, when he could be seen playing so hot that he had to constantly lick his fingers to cool them off (okay, I know that’s not why he does it, but it sounded cool, didn’t it?). A nod was given to St. John in the form of the MONTROSE tune “Rock Candy” before the band called it a night with one last LA GUNS hit, “Never Enough”. And yes, if you’re keeping count, that was just 7 songs, one less than the opening band KILLER BEE played. Slightly odd…. “Rock Candy” “Never Enough” Last, but certainly not least, was the night’s headliner, BULLETBOYS, who are out on the road in support of their brand new studio release, Elefante. The band actually took the stage as I was chatting and getting my picture taken with GUNZO, so I had to make a quick (killer) beeline to the stage to start shooting photos midway through their first number, “Born To Breed”, from their 2009 album, 10 Cent Billionaire. Frontman Marq Torien isn’t just the band’s vocalist anymore, having taken over a large portion of the lead guitar duties as well over the years, and is still so thin in stature that he looks like he would have to jump around in the shower just to get wet! Even so, he has managed to assemble a fine cast of musicians to back him up, including drummer Shawn Duncan, the brother of ARMORED SAINT/ODIN guitarist Jeff Duncan, who joined the band just last year, guitarist Nick Rozz and bassist Chad MacDonald, whom I must give a shout out to for assisting me with the BULLETBOYS setlist, since there was none posted for me to capture a photo of and at my age, it gets more and more difficult to multitask, like taking photos and trying to remember what songs are being played simultaneously. I have seen BULLETBOYS multiple times now over the past couple of years and Torien certainly knows how to put together a tight, cohesive unit onstage, especially when they’re playing songs like “Hard As A Rock”, “Hell On My Heels” or THC Groove”. Of course, what BULLETBOYS show would be complete without their best-known songs like the O-JAYS cover, “For The Love Of Money” or the set closer, “Smooth Up In Ya”, which evokes the visual of the music video for the song and Torien being hailed as the next David Lee Roth. Once again, the band delivered a great set, even including a couple new tracks from Elefante, “Symphony” and I’ll be damned if I can remember the name of the other one.

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Bean Dawes, 7:30p.m., L.l.

A variety of different bands or DJs play each Friday and Saturday night at Bucks. $2.50 well drinks/house wine, $3 select drafts and half price wings. SUMMER IN THE PARK CONCERT AT L.L. BEAN DAWES, 7:30p.m., L.L. Bean Flagship Store, Freeport. See Dawes perform. Free and open to the public. LOVE AND LOBSTERS PRESENTED BY THE FREEPORT PLAYERS, 7:30p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center. A jazz singer meets a lobsterman and they fall in love. THE MUSIC MAN, 7:30p.m., Maine State Music Theater, Brunswick. Follow fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys band he vows to organize despite the fact he doesnt know a trombone from a treble clef. 725-8769. FALLEN ANGELS, 7:30p.m., Theater at Monmouth. Best friends, Jane and Julia, fell seven years earlier when they had affairs with the same dashing Frenchman. Now settled into humdrum marriages, the two pine for passion. With their husbands away for the weekend, the women receive word that their lover has returned. Call 993-9999 for more information. FOOL OF THE WORLD AND THE FLYING SHIP, 1p.m., Theater at Monmouth. Few people had faith in the Fool of the World but the Fool of the World was determined to prove everyone wrong. When the czar declares he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, the Fool sets off on an adventure to change his life.

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Fortunately, The Partnership Kuapa Kokoo And Divine Chocolate Have Forged Will Protect The Co-ops 85,000 Smallholder Farmers From Turmoil.

Its the only fairtrade chocolate company owned by its cocoa producers, a cooperative of Ghanaian farmers known as Kuapa Kokoo . The cooperative was born in 1993, a year after the official liberalization of Ghanas economy. Liberalization allowed for smaller companies to organize and collectively market their products in the global economy. A small group of cocoa farmers, led by Nana Frimpong Abrebrese, seized the opportunity. With the help of Twin and Twin Trading Co. , an organization working to reform supply chains and trade relationships, the cocoa farmers formed Kuapa Kokoo, or Good Cocoa. Just two years later the co-op earned its Fairtrade International certification, and by 1998 Divine Chocolate was founded with the help of Twin and Twin Trading Co. Kuapa Kokoo is now recognized as the leading cocoa cooperative in Ghana and has championed social, political, and economic empowerment for its members. Yet today, the business’s ability to protect its farmers income is being challenged by bad weather and a crop-killing fungus. Already, this years crop in Ghana is expected to fall 200,000 tons below the Ghana Cocoa Board’s forecast. Global cocoa bean traders are starting to sweat, driving the cost of cocoa up 12 percent since January. Ghana is the second largest cocoa producer in the world , which means hardship awaits the 6 million people dependent on the industry. Fortunately, the partnership Kuapa Kokoo and Divine Chocolate have forged will protect the co-ops 85,000 smallholder farmers from turmoil. Over the past 12 years, Divine Chocolate and Kuapa Kokoo have established a wide range of social services, worker protections, and shareholder agreements to safeguard the incomes of its producers. This is because Kuapa Kokoo owns 45 percent of Divine Chocolate. Two co-op members sit on Divine Chocolates board of directors, giving Kuapa Kokoo decision-making power. Divine Chocolate not only pays Kuapa Kokoo farmers the worldwide Fairtrade International minimum and premium of $2,200 per ton, but it also distributes 44 percent of its profits and 2 percent of its total sales to Kuapa Kokoo. But, the safeguards arent limited to income. From a radio program to a credit union, Kuapa Kokoo and Divine Chocolate listen and respond to farmers needs. The radio show Kuapa Mmere , increases access to information for farmers living in remote regions Ghana, who are often illiterate. The talk show, featuring weekly guests, allows farmers to call in to ask questions on farming techniques, pest and fungus management, fairtrade standards and benefits, child labor standards, company updates and more. A commitment to gender equality assures women can provide for their families. Divine Chocolates Womens Cocoa Farming Training program and The Kuapa Kokoo Womens Fund teaches women small business skills, new trades, reading, writing, and mathematics. Skills like soap-making, batik, and vegetable gardening gives women additional income to pay for school fees or medical bills. And with a higher level of education, women can take on leadership roles. In 2010, Kuapa Kokoo elected its first female president , who was succeeded by Ms. Fatima Ali in 2014. Mary Appiah , a single mother of seven, is the treasurer of Kuapa Kokoo and her district’s recorder, or elected cocoa bean buying clerk, for Divine Chocolate. They have empowered women in our communities to become leaders, which was not encouraged in Ghana, she says, As a single mother it was very difficult for me to cater to my children, it was difficult to have three meals a day. But as I joined Kuapa Kokoo, from the premium I was able to cater for my children and education. The co-op and the chocolate company are finding creative ways to encourage the growth of future generations, too.

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Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Jumped 0.9%, Helped By Strength In The Communications (+1.7%), Energy (+1.4%), And Financial (+1.0%) Sectors.

6:55 am Asian Markets Close: Japan’s Nikkei +1.9%; Hong Kong’s Hang Seng +0.9%; China’s Shanghai Composite +2.2% (:SUMRX) : It was another good day for most markets in the Asia-Pacific region, which continued to draft off reports of encouraging developments surrounding a potential (and another) bailout deal for Greece. China’s Shanghai Composite stole the trading show, swinging 7.3% between its low and high for the session and ending the day with a 2.2% gain. Economic data June HSBC Manufacturing PMI 49.6 (expected 49.4; prior 49.2) Japan June Manufacturing PMI 49.9 (expected 50.6; prior 50.9) Australia Q1 House Price Index +1.6% quarter-over-quarter (expected +2.3%; prior +2.0%) CB Leading Index -0.3% month-over-month (expected 0.0%) Singapore May CPI -0.4% year-over-year (expected -0.5%; prior -0.5%) Equity Markets Japan’s Nikkei increased 1.9% and finished at its highs for the day, bolstered by broad-based gains. The basic materials (+2.5%), financial (+2.2%), and technology (+2.1%) sectors were the best-performing areas. Individual standouts included Mitsui Chemicals (+7.5%), Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings (+6.4%), and Tosoh Corp (+5.7%). Sumitomo Chemical (-4.9%) and Sharp Corp (-1.8%) led a small group of losers. Out of the 225 index members, 211 ended higher, 11 finished lower, and 3 were unchanged. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 0.9%, helped by strength in the communications (+1.7%), energy (+1.4%), and financial (+1.0%) sectors. China Resources Power Holdings (+3.8%), China Mobile (+3.2%), and BOC Hong Kong Holdings (+3.1%) sat atop the list of winners. Link REIT (-4.3%) and China Construction Bank (-3.1%) were the only two stocks to lose more than 1.0%. Out of the 50 index members, 42 ended higher and 8 finished lower. China’s Shanghai Composite declined as much as 4.8% in early action, but then soared in the second half of its trading session, rallying 7.3% to end the day with a 2.2% gain. The advance followed on the heels of the flash HSBC Manufacturing PMI report for June, which was better than expected but still in contraction territory at 49.6. The utilities (+4.5%) and industrial (+4.4%) sectors were the best-performing areas in the Chinese market on Tuesday. India’s Sensex increased 0.3%, aided by strength in its industrial (+1.6%), communications (+1.4%), and energy (+1.1%) sectors. Out of the 30 index members, 19 ended higher and 11 finished lower. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 increased 1.3%, led by strength in the health care (+2.0%), telecom services (+1.6%), and financial (+1.6%) sectors. Kathmandu Holdings (+5.6%) was the top-performing issue while Flight Centre Ltd (-13.6%) was the biggest laggard. Out of the 200 index members, 160 ended higher, 34 finished lower, and 6 were unchanged. Regional advancers: South Korea +1.3%, Taiwan +0.5%, Singapore +0.7% Regional decliners: Malaysia -0.3%, Indonesia -0.4%, Thailand -0.2%, Vietnam -0.2%, Philippines -0.8% FX USD/INR +0.1% at 63.601 USD/JPY +0.2% at 123.68 6:32 am T2 Biosystems reported results from two investigational studies of its T2 Magnetic Resonance detector ( TTOO ) : In both studies, T2MR demonstrated strong correlation to a current standard of care, while doing so on a single instrument suitable for point of care testing, drug development, animal studies, and biomarker discovery.

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Candy Apple Follows Bobby (dempsey) And His Relationship With His Father ("trash" A.k.a.

Terry "Texas" Trash gets the screen and stage treatment at MOCA. - COURTESY OF CANDY APPLE Probably the best part about a contemporary art museum is its inherently inclusionary nature. You want to stack some shellacked pieces of compost in a clever way? Sure. You want to paint a big black dot on a white canvas? Go for it. You’re considering transforming the museum into a dumpster pool ? Deal. Well, in keeping with that tenet, Tucson’s Museum of Contemporary Art is getting a little gritty and a lot loud for a punk-imbued double feature on Saturday, July 11. First up, Tucson-born artist and director Dean Dempsey will be presenting his new film (released October 2014) that blurs the lines between reality and the film’s narrative. Candy Apple follows Bobby (Dempsey) and his relationship with his father (“Trash” a.k.a. Terry “Texas” Trash) and their many vice-filled, dark and yet somehow still funny misadventures following a move to the Big Apple. Then, the real Trash with hit the MOCA stage to perform live with the seminal Tucson punk outfit known simply as Texas Trash and the Trainwrecks. As with the film itself, the event promises to blur the lines between art and reality in a way that’s nearly indistinguishable. Plus, it’s an interesting overall look at one of the Old Pueblo’s most legendary real characters, so you won’t want to miss it. The screening and live show begin at MOCA (265 S. Church Ave.) at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $5 for museum members and $10 for everyone else. Due to the film’s (and possibly the concert’s) subject matter, kids under 18 need a parent or guardian to attend.

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I Play Candy Crush A Lot.

the Ricktatorship and it’s unclear which side Daryl (Norman Reedus) chooses. Say it ain’t so, Daryl! Though to be fair, he has his hands tied (literally) with the Wolves, so he has his own problems. Check it out for yourself in the nearly five-minute long trailer below: Here’s what else we learned during the panel: Guest stars galore: From the trailer, you may have noticed a glimpse of Ethan Embry of Can’t Hardly Wait and Empire Records fame. Also, Nurse Jackie’s Merritt Wever will also drop in on our survivors for a role that was not revealed. Biting the Big Apple: Executive producer and showrunner Scott Gimple also announced that fans will be able to see the premiere in a huge arena: Madison Square Garden. Cast and producers will be present to answer questions. More info can be found at . Time to howl: The new season will play with time, incorporating several flashbacks, with one entirely flashback episode. Also, Gimple confirmed that the wolves will be part of Season 6 in a way that we may not expect. Rick’s beard: Star Andrew Lincoln said that his wife doesn’t miss the beard, but Steven Yeun thought the shaven look made it look like he had a shrunken head. “I miss that beard and I’m going to grow it back as soon as possible, Scott Gimple,” Lincoln said. Morgan’s lost time: What’s he been up to this whole time? James joked that he had been painting. But really, he’s been trying to find Rick this whole time. The two of them have “this kind of man-love,” Lennie James said. Home sweet home: Chandler Riggs, who plays Carl, said that his character sees Alexandria as a home and a chance to restart. It’s probably also better that Michonne doesn’t know that Carl followed Enid out into the woods. But “you can’t imprison him that’s a disrespectful way of treating him,” Danai Gurira said. Carol’s challenge: Carol pretending to be a sweet, unassuming housewife is dependent on “not having her cover blown,” said Melissa McBride. As for how she feels about Tyreese’s death, McBride said that Carol misses him, but it fuels her to fight harder to keep everybody safe. “Everything is fueled by the loss of people. That’s why she’s doing what she’s doing,” McBride said. “She’s willing to pay the price: go to hell, whatever.” How to be Daryl: Reedus said that he gets into character with “a lot of Motorhead, a lot of coffee. I play Candy Crush a lot. I’m so into it. I spend hundreds of dollars.” Randomly, a fan also asked what his favorite emoji was. It’s the red balloon. So there’s that.

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Roettinger’s Design, Which Will Be On View Through Early August, Is The First Of Eight Billboards Devoted To The Work Of A Different Artist Each Month Through February.

This billboard adjacent to the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles now has a piece of art by Brian Roettinger. Other artists’ works will follow. (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times) Robert Montgomery A cluster of customers waits in line at the Tacos Mexico stand beside the trendy Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. As traffic flows between the canyons of buildings lining Broadway, a candy-red billboard looms three stories above on the side of the Ace, emblazoned with blocky white letters spelling out: “Never Odd or Even.” The arcane palindrome is not promoting a new flavor of toothpaste or a rock band’s latest album. It’s a piece of street art designed to do exactly what it’s doing: Make people absent-mindedly wonder about it while lunching on carne asada burritos and salted radishes or while driving by after work. At an afternoon rehearsal in downtown Los Angeles, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne was on his knees making noise. Bearded and bushy-haired, Coyne lifted a device that crackled with static while partner Steven Drodz stood at a keyboard playing Samuel Barbers deeply emotional Adagio For Strings,… ( Steve Appleford ) The 11-by-23-foot piece by L.A. native Brian Roettinger was installed Monday as part of a new project called Dear DTLA. Roettinger’s design, which will be on view through early August, is the first of eight billboards devoted to the work of a different artist each month through February. The lineup will include London-based Scottish artist Robert Montgomery, known for his text-based street art, and the Italian communications research center Fabrica. 8 “Billboards in Los Angeles not all but most are either selling products or advertising movies,” Roettinger wrote in an email from London, where he was working on the stage design for DJ Mark Ronson’s live show. “So the excitement here was making a billboard that wasn’t meant to sell anything other than an idea. Originally I wanted the billboard to say, ‘Nothing is for sale!'” The Ace, which opened a year and a half ago in a 14-story Spanish Gothic former office tower that dates to 1927, is known for engaging with artists, writers and musicians via the building’s ornate theater. Looking for an additional avenue of public interaction, Ace Hotel partner Kelly Sawdon turned to the billboard. “We’ve always seen the billboard as a megaphone to the city,” she said. “It’s an opportunity to broadcast something out of the ordinary, connective, weird, heady or idealistic.” Billboard art is not new, but its rising profile certainly is. The Los Angeles Nomadic Division, a nonprofit devoted to site-specific public art, recently completed the Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, which consisted of 100 artist-created billboards along Interstate 10 from Florida to California, installed from fall 2013 to spring 2015. LALA Arts, which champions the L.A. street art movement through its mural program L.A. Freewalls, has a Public Works billboard project featuring work by artists including Ron English and Shepard Fairey. LALA Arts founder Daniel Lahoda points out that, 30 years ago, English made a name for himself by hijacking billboards, a form of art he called “subvertising.” That work was illegal, and English considered it a success if he didn’t go to jail. 0 These days, Lahoda has teamed with Clear Channel to use the company’s empty billboards for art, with benefits for both organizations. LALA Arts invites artists to hand-paint the vinyl wrapped around billboards or have something printed on it. The reworked vinyl then gets placed wherever a billboard goes blank. Each vinyl canvas can weather the elements for about a year. “Back in the day, getting on a billboard required people hanging from the side of a building vandalizing it,” Lahoda says.

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There, He Would Chase Other Kids Out, Close The Door And Make Out With His Pet.

A special-ed teacher at the school allegedly had carnal relations with a student every day for two months the fifth teacher accused of sexual misconduct in recent years. Robert Cain seduced a girl in his Participation in Government class, and then engaged in daily sex with the teen in his office and a sixth-floor room before taking her to a hotel where he photographed their session, Special Commissioner of Investigation for city schools Richard Condon alleges in a newly released report obtained by The Post. That makes five teachers in six years involved in sordid scandals at the Sheepshead Bay school, which counts Sen. Chuck Schumer among its alumni. Two language teachers had an alleged lesbian tryst in a classroom in 2009. The same year, a female social studies instructor allegedly wooed a teen. In 2012, a female English teacher was charged with statutory rape after having sex with a 16-year-old boy in her office. The Condon report recounts the latest scandal as follows. Cain, 38, who is married with two children, met his victim in his class in September 2013. He joked with the girl, chatted about class work and family, teased her and complemented her clothes and looks, the report says. He then spoke about his young daughter, his ongoing divorce, and his lack of sex. The student told probers she liked Cain and did not want to see him depressed. So what if I took [the student to the hotel], it doesnt matter anymoreI wont get a job teaching anywhere-Robert Cain to investigators During class that November, the report says, Cain walked around to the girls desk and whispered in her ear, I have inappropriate feelings for you. After class, the girl went to Cains office to ask what he meant. In response, the report says, Cain locked his office door, approached the girl from behind and groped her breasts. The girl said she was nervous, surprised and shocked, but that she let Cain fondle her. The excited pair then went to a room on the sixth floor where they had sex, the report says, explaining Cain told the girl no one should know what they were doing or they could both get in trouble. After that, the girl cut her fifth-period class every day to go to Cains office. There, he would chase other kids out, close the door and make out with his pet. They had sexual intercourse in a daily routine for two months, the report says. In December 2013, the girl asked Cain if they could spend a day together outside school, she told probers. He picked her up and drove to a Comfort Inn in Brooklyn. In room 307, the report says, they had sex and Cain took photos on his cellphone. After Christmas break, the student saw other girls in Cains office and got jealous.

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“the Number-one Question I Got At The Deli Counter Was Whether Or Not I Ever Got Sick Of Fried Chicken.

That business even helped me get a full scholarship. “It’s ironic that I now run a fitness blog. My friends accuse me of having planned it this whole time, of making them fat and then getting them back into shape. “I learned that if you create a product that has value, you can definitely start charging for it. I also learned that people not only buy because they like the product. They buy because they like you.” Specialty: Amazing facts and top 10 lists First job: Deli counter “I worked at a Canadian supermarket called Loblaws, essentially frying chicken for a living. I worked my butt off all the way through high school and university, saving up enough to pay my tuition and graduate with no debt. “I had never had a job before, and handed in a resume with hardly anything on it. But my mom suggested that I send a thank-you card after the interview, and that must have been what got me the job. It was the only one they got. “I came in not knowing anything, and just learned on the job. Most of all, I got to know how to deal with angry customers. People would come in just fuming mad, and you had to know how to defuse that situation. That skill translates very well to everyday life. “The number-one question I got at the deli counter was whether or not I ever got sick of fried chicken. And the answer was always no. It’s tasty and delicious. What’s not to like?” Specialty: Beauty tips First job: File clerk “My first job was as a clerk at an oil-and-gas company, and I actually got fired at it. “They hired me to do a special project, putting me in a huge office stacked floor-to-ceiling with boxes, and I had to put sticker labels on them all. They thought it was going to take me all summer. “But when I get a task to do, I like to see how fast I can do it. So I challenged myself and finished within a week. They were completely surprised and said they had no more work for me. They had to let me go. “What I learned was how important it is to find a job where you can work at your own pace. I like to work very quickly, uploading videos almost every day.

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