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Eva Green in 300: Rise of an Empire

Eva Green just kicks so much ass.
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Top 5 Trends in Green Packaging watch out in 2020
Just like e-commerce and fashion, the packaging industry has always been subject to annual shifts and tremendous technological changes. One moment your favorite bottle of cola will be used to serve drinks; the next, it will become just a small bottle to store water. The global shift toward reducing carbon footprint and sustainability has resulted in a widespread change in the manner we think and design products. And it’s well-known brands that are paving the way. In 2018, the Coca-Cola Company — the U.S.-based multinational beverage company — pledged to recycle a bottle for every one sold by 2030. The company has also committed to only use recycled materials by 2030 and implement recyclable green packaging by 2025. Furthermore, renowned beauty company Lush has been campaigning plastic-free and naked packaging for quite a while. In over a year, Lush shoppers have saved 800,000 bottles from being dumped in landfills. Los Angeles-based women’s fashion brand Reformation pledges to replace its clothing with one that is both sustainably sourced and fashionable. Their innovative plant-based compostable route has set the standard for others to follow. Some of the other carbon-neutral trends that dominated last year were the drive towards less single-use plastics, in-store refills, and plantable and biodegradable packaging. For example, famous fashion designer Stella McCartney has eliminated the use of plastics from her packaging and is also associated with the Canopy Pack4Good Initiative, which aims to reduce the impact of the fashion industry on the world’s ancient forests. Another trend that is on the rise since last year is minimalism (that encourages millennials to cut back on the number of things that they own.) Simple packaging design allows the product to shine through, for example, the simple water bottles made from plastic recycled from the ocean. We are living in a world where there are social media backlashes, digital transformation, and mass climate change. People are focusing more on shifting ideologies, innovating tech-savvy products, and global transformation. Consumers are more aware of their social responsibility, and companies have to be conscious of how this impacts on the market. A consumer or a brand wanting to create a difference in this world will look to their sphere of influence to decide what they can do to save this planet. According to a study by Unilever, 33% of consumers buy products from brands committed to reducing the carbon footprint. Another research by the Harvard Business Review suggests that 65% of consumers opt for sustainable products. At present, more and more companies and brands are looking forward to sustainability, not merely because it’s the preference of their customers, but because they are beginning to understand their role in making the planet a better place. Here are the critical green packaging trends to look out for in 2020. 1. More brands are shifting to sustainable packaging. In the last two years, many brands have publicly announced their plans to make their packaging more sustainable, primarily because of the threat of losing the social license to use plastics if we do not find a way to recover them and their escape into the environment. This includes commitments made by brands, as well as collective commitments such as the New Plastics Economy. Most of the companies with similar commitments pledged to achieve them by 2025 or 2030, and hence 2030 represents a drastic turning point for action. The brands will need to formulate strategic plans to achieve their goals and invest resources into implementing them. Organizations that have yet to make any commitment of the sort will join the tribe this year, or else risk falling behind their rivals. 2. Brands innovate to strengthen end markets. More and more companies who have created packaging by making use of recycled plastics in high levels (more than 90%) have been in the headlines, both from post-industrial and post-consumer sources. The need to create feasible end markets for recycled content of plastics as a way to help meet companies their green packaging goals have been on the rise. This year, recycled plastics will be the path for many suppliers to explore. Moreover, the number of collaborations across the value chain to improve the processing of recycled plastics in new applications will increase. Partnerships in regards to chemical recycling have reached new heights, including the collaboration with Mars, Recycling Technologies, Nestlé, and Total to produce oil from mixed flexible packaging. The partnership claims to use this oil in producing polymers, creating new possibilities for end markets. Developing these possibilities in the marketplace as well as new end markets is critical to avoid losing the feasibility of recycling for different products. 3. Companies will replace substrates to commit to their goals. In distress around plastics and meeting recovery goals for plastics, few brands are exploring different options. We have seen an increase in paper-based solutions, edible substrates, and other recyclable and compostable solutions being launched on a large scale. The market is in intransigent mode, which is more likely to carry on through the 2020s. While discoveries in new packaging designs can be thrilling and encouraging, they can likewise be a negative trend, as plastics often leave a positive carbon impact on other substrates. The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) is a powerful voice in green packaging that advocates for every design to carefully consider the effect of carbon on the environment to avoid shifting the problem to other environmental impacts to achieve the goal of recyclability. 4.Brands are considering reusable packaging more seriously. The new Economy’s Global Commitment advocates reuse as the main element, and an ever-increasing number of signatories are evaluating their packaging portfolios, seeking better opportunities in reusables. Many companies, including Unilever and Blue Bottle Coffee, have announced plans to commit more to reuse and refill business models. On the other hand, small economic brands are looking forward to entering the market with reusable models to replace plastic or paperboard packaging with closed-loop models that work beyond B2B. The focus on reducing and reusing, which comes even bore recycling on the waste hierarchy, is again becoming a crucial part of the packaging sustainability conversation. Find Out More Information About The Green Packaging Market, Download Sample PDF Report 5. The importance of material health is increasing in packaging. Recently, the How2Recycle labeling program announced that any packaging containing per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) intentionally will not be given the tag of Not Yet Recycled. This is one of the many indicators that this year won’t be in favor of PFAS. These substances are commonly used in foodservice packaging and are known as “forever chemicals” because of their persistence in the environment. The scientists are questioning their health impacts, and brands are being pushed over efforts to minimize health risks. New regulations are being passed over Europe and North America. Several brands have already stopped making PFAS packaging products. The products we recycle should be considered safe to use, and then circular.
Movie Review | State Of Siege-Temple Attack: A Winning Ode To NSG
Here is the critic movie review of 'State of Siege Temple Attack'. The follow-up to ZEE5 terrific web series (State Of Siege: 26/11), is in the form of a movie. State of Siege: Temple Attack is a hostage rescue thriller inspired by the September 24, 2002 terror attack on Ahmedabad's Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple. State of Siege-Temple Attack: A Winning Ode To NSG Directed by Ken Ghosh, the ZEE5 original movie stars Akshaye Khanna, Vivek Dahiya, Gautam Rode, Sameer Soni, Parvin Dabas and Akshay Oberoi (in a cameo). Produced by Contiloe Pictures (Abhimanyu Singh), State of Siege: Temple Attack premieres on 9th July 2021 on ZEE5 with a simultaneous release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. State of Siege: Temple Attack Movie Review ZEE5 along with Contiloe Pictures (Abhimanyu Singh) the producer of State of Siege: 26/11 and Lt. Col (retd.) Sundeep Sen the 2nd in command at the NSG during the dreadful 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks as consultant on both the State of Siege projects churn a satisfyingly winning ode to the valour of NSG. Tagged as 'SahasKiVijay' State of Siege: Temple Attack may not be as sweeping as its previous 26/11 series but this movie is definitely a winningly explosive ode to the outstanding courage of the NSG. Marking the debut of actor Akshaye Khanna in the OTT world and director Ken Gosh in the ‘war’ genre, State of Siege: Temple Attack is a fictional drama inspired by the real-life terrorist attack on Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, where pilgrims were held hostage. The one hour forty nine minutes movie infuses real passion in the hearts of a true Indian. The terrorist has entered the temple, are killing innocent people, NSG commando Hanut Singh (Akshaye Khanna) fighting with his PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) syndrome leads the way along with (Major Samar) Gautam Rode, to rescue innocent people and save lives till extra force arrives. The shocking terrorist attack on Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad came after the Gujarat riots in 2002. Without getting into the politics of any nature, I will talk about the impact of State of Siege: Temple Attack as an action-packed thriller. ZEE5's State of Siege: 26/11 (March 2020) was based on Sandeep Unnithan’s book ‘Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 26/11.’ State of Siege: Temple Attack is altogether a different ‘operation’ and in no way a continuation. The inclusion of Lt. Col (retd.) Sundeep Sen – the 2nd in command at the NSG during both the operation as consultant on both the State of Siege projects adds realism and authenticity to the characters especially the NSG shown in the movie. The vulnerability of a strong, honest brave heart commander Major Hanut Singh (Akshaye Khanna) suffering from PTSD is rightly nuanced. Yes, the PTSD thing might be dramatized but the excellence of Akshaye Khanna as an actor makes it completely believable. This extra notch is due to the expertise shared by Lt. Col (retd.) Sundeep Sen. The writing by William Borthwick and Simon Fantauzzo is more crowd pleasing this time and straight in the face which sticks to the tried, tested and trusted military action thrillers laced with patriotism. The protagonist suffers from PTSD, a terrorist who escapes from his hand and then poses a bigger threat - Bilal Naikoo (Mir Sarwar). The exchange of a fellow terrorist by the boss - Abu Hamza (Abhimanyu Singh) in exchange of hostages. A righteous commanding officer of the protagonist - Parvin Dabas (Col. Nagar) who is not wrong and is only following the rules. Tension, passion, incredible heroism with some good action and appealing patriotism. All are there to please the audience and a true Indian. Ken Ghosh does a decent job and helms a satisfyingly winning action ‘war’ thriller. Shot in 4 different locations during the pandemic - Manali, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Mumbai, State of Siege: Temple Attack is technically a polished effort as well. Tejal Pramod Shetye's cinematography truly captures the captivating locations of Manali and the thrilling action inside the temple superbly. The action by Mandhar Verma and Rinku Bacchan is thrilling. Editing by Mukesh Thakur is fine. Performances Akshaye Khanna makes an excellent OTT debut. Gautam Rode is fantastic. Vivek Dahiya makes his presence felt. Sameer Soni has its moments. Parvin Dabas is fantastic. Akshay Oberoi in a cameo shines. Abhilash Chaudhary, Dhanveer Singh, Mridul Das and Mihir Ahuja as the terrorist in the temple are rightly cast and they do create a fear on screen. Solid support comes from Mir Sarwar, Abhimanyu Singh and Manjari Phadnis. Final words State of Siege: Temple Attack may lack that all out sweep achieved by its previous operation - State of Siege: 26/11 but in no way this action ‘war’ thriller lacks in thrills and infuses the right passion amongst the audience and a true Indian. Some naysayers may call it another chest-beating pamphlet of glory but this true valour story of NSG glory deserves an extra for its showcase of courage, care and patriotism. Go for it.
Oolong Tea Benefits | UsTwoTea
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Are you aware about the factors that affect healthier aging?Healthy aging is the process which allows elderly to take an active part in community with no bias and enjoy high quality of life. There are certain ways by which we can keep up our health and function as we age. This can include maintaining our diet, doing regular exercise, getting health checkup and control of different threat for disease. We cannot avoid aging. However, the problems related to aging should be addressed which can be more than physical and health changes. We can face even more major issues in our lives. Apart from normal aging and health problems, older adults, nowadays, face problems like falls, loneliness, abuse, care for long-term and depression which can endanger healthy aging. How to maintain good health while aging: There are different ways to maintain good health while aging. These include: · Encourage better brain health and function · Encourage better physical health · Examine common aging health issues. · Find out ways to improve chronic conditions · Get recommended for improved health outcomes for older adults · Approach medical, legal and financial improvement care planning https://seniorstoday.in/health/face-masks-update Addressing common neglected health problems for seniors: Addressingcommon senior health issues that are neglected which normally obstruct healthy aging is sometimes known as geriatric syndromes. It can be normally seen in older people who are more than 60 years. They influence greatly on health and life quality. They also affect the ability of elderly to socialize, remain active and take care of themselves. Unfortunately, these problems are ignored and we don’t take effective actions, but seniors normally suffer from these issues for years. People may think that nothing can be done as these problems are part of aging. But, that is not true. When there is a correct examination, these issues may assist elders feel better and even live longer. Falls Fallsare common in the elderly. Some of it causes little injury. At the same time, they are frightening as it can restrict the activities of the older people. It normally creates fear among elders and as a result they involve less activities. Major falls can lead to wounds like head injuries and broken hips. Main reason for this can be insufficient strength, health problems, side effects of certain medicinesand low balance. These can be addressed with right physical activities. Memory distress Memory distress can lead to worry and concerns for elderly. There may be reduction in thinking abilities. Evaluation assists in determining whether an elderly is cognitively impaired, and to what level. This examination can detect causes which can be treated that are usual in elderly. Seniors may not get it examined thinking that it may be Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Depression Normally, older people who are healthy may have lesser number of depressions. This may still be one of the common neglected problems. Depression can be common in those who are either isolated socially or those who have any kind of disease. If you notice that you do not enjoy activities which used to give you excitement, then it is essential to get yourself treated and cure depression. Pain According to a research, almost 50% of older people who are above 65 years suffer from any kind of physical pain. It can be caused due to less social and physical activities, not taking good care of your body and being in isolation, loneliness and depression. Few pains may be symptoms of new health or chronic problem which should be treated well. It can be decreased by few types of psychotherapy or exercises. Apart from these common neglected problems in healthy elderly, there are other problems such as: getting side-effects from multiple medicines, difficulties in controlling bladder, bad vision or hearing and so on. Conclusion We should always keep in our mind that healthier aging does not only mean that elders do not have any health issues. Rather,it also means to evaluate and address them on time before they get worse or impact the rest of their health. It can be done by promoting the activities which foster brain health Get more updates at Seniors Today. https://seniorstoday.in/food/iced-coffees-from-around-the-world
Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia
Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia Perhaps the most renowned American celebrity of the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe keeps on being a famous figure. She entered the entertainment world as a contract actor for twentieth Century Fox. In 1953, Monroe had a leap forward with the melodic satire film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She stayed an unmistakable well-known person until the finish of her life. The forthcoming Merry Marilyn Online Only Auction, introduced by Julien's Auctions, will offer more than 200 heaps of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia. Among the main things is a vaporized material artwork from Pure Evil finished in 2015. The piece shows Monroe against a pink background with a rehashed engraving that peruses "Dusk Strip." With the utilization of pop print tones, the craftsman causes them to notice her thick eyelashes, red lipstick, and light hair. The presale gauge for the piece is USD 1,000 to $2,000. Usually, the fans eagerly wait for the Marilyn Monroe memorabilia auction. Unadulterated Evil, otherwise called Charles Uzzell Edwards, is vigorously impacted by the Pop Art development. Frequently remarking on the ills of VIP culture, his work fixates on "damned" female symbols, from Marilyn Monroe to Sharon Tate. Summing up his aim, he once said, “I’m not really interested in being subtle. I want to make people look; I welcome the conflict.” Self-educated photographic artist Bert Stern shifted the direction of style photography by making pictures that didn't require any content to pass on profundity. He pushed the constraints of customary likeness, building up another fierce style for the twentieth century. Harsh generally accentuated the subject's feelings. The impending Marilyn Monroe memorabilia closeout will introduce a photobook ordered by Stern (gauge: $400 – $600). Named Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting, the photobook offers a brief look at Monroe's life only weeks before her unfavorable passing. For more such informative data one can explore Marilyn Monroe auction and know all about her. Harsh held the photoshoot in 1962 for Vogue, setting Monroe in a unique climate. During the three-day photoshoot, he endeavored to catch her "substance" in more than 2,600 pictures, of which just 20 were distributed by Vogue. The excess photos were incorporated into a photobook and distributed in 1992. A version of The Complete Last Sitting additionally came to sell in 2019. Bert Stern Productions, Inc. depicted its importance: "The pictures it delivered project a frequenting, practically illusory quality, not at all like any photos at any point taken of the celebrity." We should Make Love was chief George Cukor's interpretation of melodic parody. In 1960, the film delivered to blended audits, however, is currently viewed as a significant piece of Monroe's heritage. Coming to sell as a component of the live occasion is a unique content of the film Lets Make Love (gauge: $400 – $600). The film recounts the narrative of a French very rich person, Jean-Marc Clement, who comes to understand his Casanova notoriety is being criticized in a Broadway melodic. He later winds up enchanted by the main entertainer, Amanda Dell (Marilyn Monroe). Monroe had gotten one of twentieth Century-Fox's greatest stars, however, her agreement had not changed since 1950, implying that she was paid definitely not exactly different stars of her height and couldn't pick her activities. Her endeavors to show up in films that would not zero in on her as a dream come true had been defeated by the studio head chief, Darryll F. Zanuck, who had a solid individual abhorrence of her and didn't figure she would procure the studio as much income in different sorts of jobs. Under tension from the studio's proprietor, Spyros Skouras, Zanuck had additionally concluded that Fox should zero in only on diversion to amplify benefits and dropped the creation of any 'genuine films'.[In January 1954, he suspended Monroe when she would not start shooting one more melodic satire, The Girl in Pink Tights. This was headline news, and Monroe promptly made a move to counter bad exposure. On January 14, she and Joe DiMaggio were hitched at the San Francisco City Hall. They at that point headed out to Japan, consolidating a vacation with his excursion for work. From Tokyo, she headed out alone to Korea, where she took an interest in a USO show, singing melodies from her movies for more than 60,000 U.S. Marines over a four-day time frame. Subsequent to getting back to the U.S., she was granted Photoplay's "Most Popular Female Star" prize. Monroe settled with Fox in March, with the guarantee of another agreement, a reward of $100,000, and a featuring part in the film variation of the Broadway achievement The Seven Year Itch. Media Source: AuctionDaily