The Week
19 days
He explains that these bucolic views encourage a symbiosis between the tech and desi gn teams – at least most of the time. “We are making something for its design, for its topquality leather, or high-tech materials and our craftsmanship; this is what people connect to first. At the same time, the functionality must add to the quality of the design. This is very difficult to get sometimes. Imagine the fighting between the technical engineers and the designers!” The company’s suitcases and bags are not all smart in the tech sense, but they are cleverly engineered to minimise modern frustrations, use space efficiently, and provide easy access to personal effects. In Palmieri’s eyes, a disorganised and flustered business professional is already at a disadvantage before boarding a train or a plane; to address this, Piquadro briefcases feature shock-absorbing laptop sleeves, removable compartments for tech devices and sunglasses, and have been designed to fit airport trolleys.
The Points Guy
21 days
I've had people try to smuggle pets in their purses or handbags, bottles of booze in their briefcases. (Booze is allowed as long as it stays capped. You just can't drink your own liquor on the plane.) So yes, I need to be vigilant and aware, all behind my greeting face of smile and pleasant, comforting welcome! And when you consider that I have approximately 3-4 seconds to make that passenger feel welcomed and comfortable, and then also assess them for all of the potential that they bring with them onto the plane... well, it can require a lot of focus. As for thanking people as they leave... I'm probably thinking about getting out of my uniform and relaxing in the layover hotel, or at home! Or, I may be trying to figure out if I have enough time to grab a sandwich on my way to the next flight. Or, I may be figuring out how to get to my commuter flight home (I work in San Francisco but live in Denver).
BBC News 24
a month
When the ballots are counted, two senior accountants memorise every winner and prepare two briefcases under lock and key with the presenter's envelopes and they stand on opposite sure but the first time that something was not going right was when Warren Beatty hesitated over the envelope.
Sky News
a month
The two people with briefcases who walk on the red carpet, the only people who know what is in the envelopes. The integrity is very important. That is why this is such a massive job to them and why they want answers as to what happened.
Sky News
a month
The parade up the red carpet, holding the briefcases and making sure that we all know how seriously they take getting it right. Last night and at the big award, at the key moment of that show, they got a desperately wrong. The real shame in all of this is that it distracts from what is a remarkable win for moonlight.
ITV
a month
Brian Cullinan and Martha Rees are accountants in charge of the ballot and the only people who know who the winners are on the night. They carried the results in black briefcases, keeping the results secret, even from A-listers.
Sky News
a month
So, when Warren Beatty read at the envelope saying it said La La Land on it, Emma Stone says she finds it hard to believe because she was holding back carpet that TrackBack card so people are still confused. So, if apparently there are two briefcases with all the winners in, there were two sets and they would have got muddled up, there would have been two envelopes but the wrong one handed.
ITV
a month
It's not the fault of Warren Beatty. Or Faye Dunaway. . You can't blame them. They were given the wrong card. I'm afraid the finger of blame right now is heading towards Brian and Martha, these two shadowy figures in the wings. They had the briefcases with the 24 cards and envelopes. Two identical sets. Emma Stone has the original in her hands.
Daily Mail - USA
2 months
Pictures show Japanese workers slumped over on seats, sprawled out on their backs and sitting on train platforms next to their briefcases having had one too many after a hard-day's work.
Daily Mail - USA
2 months
Pictures show Japanese workers slumped over on seats, sprawled out on their backs and sitting on train platforms next to their briefcases having had one too many after a hard-day's work.
The Herald - Golf
2 months
When you’re huffing and puffing around on Scotland’s public transport system, standing in queues at a platform or shoehorned into a jam-packed carriage with a variety of bags and briefcases jutting and stabbing at your squeezed, contorted body, have a peer around and you may see Europe’s No 1 female golfer perched in the merry midst of it all. “I dont drive,” said Beth Allen, the Edinburgh-based Californian who won the Ladies European Tour’s order of merit this year during a globe-trotting campaign that involved planes, trains but not many automobiles. “When I’m here I try to play somewhere near a railway which is great in Scotland as most of the links courses are right at them. Maybe I can approach some bus or train company for sponsorship?”
Sky News
2 months
The nuclear briefing. How you can respond to any nuclear attack. It is a sobering moment for past presidents, and he is going to learn how you can do that. He is followed around by military aides, with briefcases, with war codes, so that he can make that decision as commander-in-chief, if he ever use the need to do that.
TechCrunch
2 months
Washingtons Blog
2 months
For example, they were requested to make a bulletproof lab coat: So they could certainly make you a bulletproof button down shirt, or anything else you might want. Bespoke and bulletproof! We tested the Gabriel and the long top coat. Specifically, we shot each with a ___ caliber gun. They worked as advertised ... they blocked the bullets, and my punching bag (which I used as a test dummy) remained untouched. We also tested the clothing for comfort. I hit the gym wearing the Gabriel and worked out like a maniac. The Gabriel was as cool and breathable as my normal work out shirt. The top coat is well-tailored from a blend of wool and cashmere. It's stylish enough to wear at formal or casual events. Bullet Blocker also makes a line of bulletproof briefcases, bags and backpacks . So now even civilians working can protect ourselves while in professional or casual settings, and help shield ourselves from ambush by terrorists or thugs.
Core77
2 months
Musical instrument makers (Lutherie) use a bench that's pretty much the same as a cabinetmaker's bench, but the work is lighter overall, and the glue pot is indicative that instruments are mostly glued together rather than joined like furniture. There is a small planing stop on the bench, and of course precisely planing wood is an important part of the job. Wood engravers don't need a fancy bench, just something that will clamp the work on the surface. Here we see a holdfast and the dogholes to put it in, nothing else. The case maker's bench (for making briefcases/suitcases and the like) is pretty simple, as cases aren't very heavy. So this is a light-duty bench with a single leg vise. This bench is shown several times in the Encyclopedia, once in a workshop illustration but twice as a detail, in the joinery section and in the cabinetmaking and marquetry section.
Adweek
3 months
Young, bright people carrying briefcases were picking up cannabis to enjoy later after work. You could tell people were starting to recognize that a change was coming in the industry. These are people that are not defined by their use of cannabis, but they are cannabis users, he said. All Im doing is something that I perceive as less harmful than alcohol that helps me relax and enjoy myself from time to time, Riedel said. Nobody is talking about their use of cannabis out loud, but theyve been happy to whisper about it. Civilized ended up launching around Canadas general election, when Prime Minister Trudeau was about to be elected. According to Riedle, Trudeau was in third place but was the only candidate with a pro-recreational cannabis platform. Within a month his party was swept into power with a 7 point advantage.
TIME - Top Stories
3 months
At exactly 12:00 p.m. on Jan. 20, Donald Trump will be inheriting a whole lot of power nuclear power. And the crux of it is held in one secretive briefcase. Weighing 45 pounds, the aluminum briefcase covered in black leather is called the presidents emergency satchel and is nicknamed the nuclear football. Inside it holds the presidents control over the nations nuclear arsenal. And in two weeks it will be in Trumps hands. In Transition of Power: The Presidency , a new original special on History that examines the presidential hand-over process, viewers get a closer look at this nuclear football and the power it holds. According to the video, the briefcase has been carried by presidential aides and members of the military since the Eisenhower administration, though its rarely seen by the public as it (intentionally) blends into the sea of briefcases those surrounding the president carry.
21stCenturyWire
3 months
“The Russians are not our friends,” said Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, announcing his support for a congressional probe. It’s “warfare,” added Senator John McCain. There’s a grim irony to this. The CIA is accusing Russia of interfering in our free and fair elections to install a right-wing candidate it deemed more favorable to its interests. Yet during the Cold War, that’s exactly what the CIA did to the rest of the world. Most Americans probably dont know that history. But in much of the world it’s a crucial part of how Washington is viewed even today. In the post-World War II years, as Moscow and Washington jockeyed for global influence, the two capitals tried to game every foreign election they could get their hands on. From Europe to Vietnam and Chile to the Philippines, American agents delivered briefcases of cash to hand-picked politicians, launched smear campaigns against their left-leaning rivals, and spread hystericalfake newsstories like the ones some now accuse Russia of spreading here.
21stCenturyWire
3 months
“The Russians are not our friends,” said Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, announcing his support for a congressional probe. It’s “warfare,” added Senator John McCain. There’s a grim irony to this. The CIA is accusing Russia of interfering in our free and fair elections to install a right-wing candidate it deemed more favorable to its interests. Yet during the Cold War, that’s exactly what the CIA did to the rest of the world. Most Americans probably dont know that history. But in much of the world it’s a crucial part of how Washington is viewed even today. In the post-World War II years, as Moscow and Washington jockeyed for global influence, the two capitals tried to game every foreign election they could get their hands on. From Europe to Vietnam and Chile to the Philippines, American agents delivered briefcases of cash to hand-picked politicians, launched smear campaigns against their left-leaning rivals, and spread hystericalfake newsstories like the ones some now accuse Russia of spreading here.
The Huffington Post
3 months
To me, kinks are part of the process and we are to continue practicing opening the flow. I am honestly grateful when I choose to let go of my personal resistance and just handle the kinks letting myself and my systems breathe and come back into the balance of their natural flow. Be kind to yourself when kinks are constricting, restricting and blocking your flow. Trust yourself to know when you no longer have the luxury of those kinks and do what needs doing. Martha Invitations 1. Take time to complete 2016. Touch all file folders, electronic and physical, toss what is not in active use, clean up kinks in your systems and make room for the new. [Call or email me to schedule phone or in person support ] 2. Pick up anything stacked or hidden in briefcases or stickies by phones etc. and gather them to your inbox to deal with one at a time. 3. Ask yourself where the kinks are in your system and take the first step.
The Herald - Golf
3 months
When you’re huffing and puffing around on Scotland’s public transport system, standing in queues at a platform or shoehorned into a jam-packed carriage with a variety of bags and briefcases jutting and stabbing at your squeezed, contorted body, have a peer around and you may see Europe’s No 1 female golfer perched in the merry midst of it all. “I dont drive,” said Beth Allen, the Edinburgh-based Californian who won the Ladies European Tour’s order of merit this year during a globe-trotting campaign that involved planes, trains but not many automobiles. “When I’m here I try to play somewhere near a railway which is great in Scotland as most of the links courses are right at them. Maybe I can approach some bus or train company for sponsorship?”
Plymouth Herald
3 months
Some salesmen in the classified section of The Herald come with some bizarre reasons as to why they are selling their various items.We've picked out a few examples of the very honest and descriptive narratives for unwanted items.No need to hang around for your luggage at the airport.Bags, Briefcases and LuggageSuitcase-small carry onboard case on wheels, great if you don't want to wait ages at airports for big cases. Has concealed pull along handle and padlock. Blue. £7.This purchase...
The Herald - Sport
3 months
When you’re huffing and puffing around on Scotland’s public transport system, standing in queues at a platform or shoehorned into a jam-packed carriage with a variety of bags and briefcases jutting and stabbing at your squeezed, contorted body, have a peer around and you may see Europe’s No 1 female golfer perched in the merry midst of it all. “I dont drive,” said Beth Allen, the Edinburgh-based Californian who won the Ladies European Tour’s order of merit this year during a globe-trotting campaign that involved planes, trains but not many automobiles. “When I’m here I try to play somewhere near a railway which is great in Scotland as most of the links courses are right at them. Maybe I can approach some bus or train company for sponsorship?”
The Sun Daily
3 months
TOKYO: Thieves posing as police officers walked off with more than US$5 million of gold after telling a group of men simply to hand it over, Japanese media reported Wednesday. The fake cops stopped the group and demanded briefcases that contained the yellow metal, telling them: "We know it's smuggled," the Asahi Shimbun reported. Apparently taken in by the disguise, the victims gave the pretend police what they asked for and watched as they drove off. The heist, in Fukuoka, happened as the men were on their way to sell the more-than 100kg of gold, said reports, which valued the haul at 600 million yen (RM23 million). The men who were robbed later told the real police they had bought the metal the day before. An official police spokesman in Fukuoka refused to confirm the reports, which said the theft took place in July, and most likely involved organised crime gangs. — AFP