Sky News
21 hours
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
7 days
Washingtons Blog
7 days
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
10 days
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
11 days
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
14 days
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
17 days
“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
17 days
“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
19 days
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
21 days
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
22 days
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
a month
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
a month
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
Sky News
2 months
When will they ever learn to get briefcases? Apparently David Davis has his own special metal briefcase with a weird button on the side that blocks everything away, I am told! I am told that -- I think that Greg Clarke's difficult grin there was quite telling. Although they would like to say that this is no relevance at all to the is a political figure.
BBC Two England
2 months
To pull that off in a world where you've got, what were the words used in this note? Having the cake and eat it. That was the Boris Johnson term. What it says or doesn't he say about the negotiation... I think most people in business would say if you had people working for you if they'd files, briefcases they could put it in and walk out with a bank much cameras there, they wouldn't he a be working for me tomorrow.
Men's Fitness
2 months
The Sun Daily - Showbiz
2 months
She hopes to change all that by bringing in Newt who’s creatures threaten to expose the magical world to ordinary people. That backfires due to Newt and Jacob accidentally switching briefcases, and Jacob accidentally releasing some of them. Later, Newt, Jacob, Tina and Tina’s mind-reading sister Queenie (Alison Sudol) team up to find the creatures but end up realising that they are facing a danger far greater than any of Newt’s creatures. The movie is filled with interesting characters including MACUSA ­operative Percival Graves (Colin Farrell) who seems to have his own agenda, a witch hating activist Mary Lou Barebone (Samantha Morton), and her abused son Credence (Ezra Miller), who all have solid parts in the film. The creatures (all CGI) are ­magnificent, the story is good and by mentioning some characters from the world of Harry Potter, you feel a connection to this new movie franchise.
The Event Chronicle
3 months
Local police have been outfitted with a litany of surveillance gear, from license plate readers and cell phone tracking devices to biometric data recorders. Technology now makes it possible for the police to scan passersby in order to detect the contents of their pockets, purses, briefcases, etc. Full-body scanners, which perform virtual strip-searches of Americans traveling by plane, have gone mobile, with roving police vans that peer into vehicles and buildings alike—including homes. Coupled with the nation’s growing network of real-time surveillance cameras and facial recognition software, soon there really will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. Global spying The NSA’s massive surveillance network, what the Washington Post refers to as a $500 billionespionage empire ,” will continue to span the globe and target every single person on the planet who uses a phone or a computer.
The Week
3 months
We still make a range of pocket watches, which accounts for around 10 per cent of our business. We also make a range of leather goods, many of which are watch-related, such as collector boxes and travel boxes, but we also make wallets and briefcases, often as bespoke items that existing customers have asked for. We employ around 50 people – some come straight from school, others come skilled from other businesses, but all are trained on the job so we can ensure the high quality that our customers expect. We're always developing new lines – at the moment we're working on a range of portable drinks cabinets in lightweight cases. But the watch winders are the core of our business. My personal favourites are the Optima winders, where you can see the cogs in action as they're working. I'm now in my early seventies but have no plans to retire. I've always been part of the firm, ever since my dad had me working in the packing room during the school holidays.
TIME - Top Stories
4 months
In 1938, when Gerry Outdoors invented the first backpack with a zipper, backpacks were still primarily in use for hiking, camping and alpine recreation. Between the 1930s and 60s, some kids also made use of canvas or leather bags with a single strap, miniature briefcases that were usually called satchels , for trips to and from school. Some students could also be seen carrying their academic luggage on their backs in squared leather bags, fastened shut with buckles. But by and large students were stuck toting their supplies by strap or by hand . In the book The Hippie Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder and Other Mountains : How JanSport Makes It Happen , the original JanSport salesman Skip Yowell wrote that in 1972, students had no choice but to tote their textbooks and notebooks around campus with their hands. Some tied a belt around them or clutched them to their chests as they walked.
MacRumors
5 months
For the next few weeks, MacRumors is running a special giveaway event, which will see us highlighting and giving away high-quality luxury bags from manufacturers like Pad Quill , Intrepid Bag Co , Whipping Post , and Saddleback Leather Company . We've got all of these bags on hand so we can give clear details on construction, quality, utility, and more. For today's giveaway, we've partnered with Saddleback Leather Company to give away one of the company's medium-sized Thin Front Pocket Briefcases made from a rich tobacco-colored leather. Measuring in at 15 inches by 11.5 inches by 3.5 inches, the Pocket Briefcase is not a small bag, so it's big enough to hold a 12.9-inch iPad Pro , a Retina MacBook , a 13-inch MacBook Pro / MacBook Air , or a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. I was able to fit multiple Apple products inside, along with all of their accessories.
The Huffington Post
5 months
People Make Trends Of course, its the public, not retailers who ultimately make trends. And its down to them whether Amazons efforts will mean Back to School 2016 goes truly digital. But all the signs seem positive, not least the US Commerce Departments announcement that Q2 marked the biggest increase for commerce in nearly two years. And while were at it, heres a suggestion of my own. What about Back to Work for adults as a new trend to add into the mix for 2016? Its about time someone tapped into this as a very real opportunity. All we need is some research correlating briefcases and the relative career success they bring. Itll be huge on Linkedin, I guarantee it. Second only to the Winter holiday season in terms of sales, for marketers and advertisers alike, the Back to School season is changing Summer from a relative tumbleweed season, to a data-quelled party.
Politico
5 months
He also said new technologies now allow for better screening of things like backpacks and briefcases, which are normally not physically inspected as employees enter the building. Visitors go through metal detectors in a separate line that often gets backed up. “If you wanted the technology to do things you couldnt do 10 years ago that would also reduce the number of Pentagon policemen that you would have on duty at that entrance, you would want to do that,” DuBois explained. “The Pentagon is still the Pentagon — and a target.”
TIME - Top Stories
5 months
You dont need a bag. Tell a cashier I dont need a bag and you may feel as if you have told a robot something it cannot computelike youve stepped off the conveyor belt of human routine. You will get a strange look. It may feel weird. It should tell you how a great many people before you didnt realize they could just use their handswhich should feel weirder. And when you pick up your items and walk away and your things do not drop, because you have hands (and pockets and other reusable bags, like backpacks and briefcases and totes), you can imagine that strange-looker colored impressed by your ability to carry things. Or by how youre a small-time world-saver. Or because of your sandwich order.