Filmmaker’s Drone Accidentally Snaps Striking Image of Newlyweds on Rooftop

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThis mysterious wedding couple has been the subject of an internet search ever since a drone accidentally took their picture.Brandon Li was trying to capture the sunset with his Phantom 3 drone in Hong Kong on September 28th.When he was reviewing the footage later, however, he saw a pair of newlyweds sprawled out on a rooftop garden.LOOK: Hawaiian Volcano Erupts Into Smiley Face Just as its Flow Reaches the SeaHoping his friends might know who the anonymous duo was, Brandon posted the photo to Facebook.Though the couple’s identity hasn’t yet been discovered, people all over social media have fallen in love with the striking image.Fly This Story Over To Your Friends: Click To Share – Photo by Brandon Li   Clint Eastwood’s Incredible Net Worth at Age 88 popcornews.com x Sponsored by RevcontentFind Out More >80,586AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Ulysee Soileau Jr.

first_img Survivors include his daughter, Peggy LeBlanc and husband Rick of Groves; two sons, Doug Soileau of Lebanon, TN and Jimmy Soileau of Lake Charles, LA; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.A visitation for family and friends will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Brother Hilton Ferguson, Jr. officiating. Ulysee Soileau Jr., 96 of Groves, Texas passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Holland Place Assisted Living in Nederland, Texas.Ulysee was born November 15, 1923 in Palmetto, Louisiana to Ulysee Soileau Sr. and Irene Carrier Soileau.He was an area resident for 75 years and a member of Groves First Baptist Church. Ulysee retired from Texaco as an operator after 40 years of service.He proudly served in the Air Force during World War II.He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Mills Soileau; daughter, Patti Lynn Soileau; daughter-in-laws, Lois Soileau and Rene’ Soileau; one sister and two brothers.last_img read more

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Location

first_imgJoint Base Andrews is located in the Prince Georges County in the state of Maryland, approximately 10 miles outside the Washington, D.C. city limits and 15 miles from the state of Virginia. The base is physically located in the town of Camp Springs MD, and is bordered by four other towns (Clinton, Upper Marlboro, Town of Morningside, and Forestville). If you are unable to live in on base housing at Joint Base Andrews, urban, suburban, small town, and country housing options are all within reasonable commuting distance of Joint Base Andrews. The base operator’s phone number is 301-981-1110 or DSN 312-981-1110.last_img read more

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Gazprom to push LNG use in Bolivia

first_imgGazprom on Friday signed an agreement with the Bolivian ministry of hydrocarbons and energy and YPFB on broadening cooperation including the advocation of LNG use. The agreement was signed by Gazprom’s head Alexey Miller with Luis Alberto Sanchez Fernandez, Bolivian minister of hydrocarbons and energy, and Guillermo Acha Morales, president of Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB), Gazprom said in its statement.The deal to advocate the use of LNG in Bolivia follows a memorandum of understanding signed in February this year when parties agreed to implement projects aimed at using natural gas as fuel in passenger, freight and river transportation in Bolivia, as well as for autonomous supply purposes.The cooperation additionally entails joint development of new projects for hydrocarbon exploration, production, and transportation in Bolivia.The parties plan to update the plans for Bolivian gas industry development until 2040.Gazprom EP International’s managing director Andrey Fick signed a separate agreement with YPFB’s president Acha Morales to explore the La Ceiba, Madidi, and Vitiacua blocks, with retrieved geological and geophysical materials to be used for feasibility studies.last_img read more

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Let your boss track your fitness, get an Apple Watch

first_imgNEW YORK | You know you need to exercise more, but there’s always next week, or the week after. To entice you to stop procrastinating, your company or insurer might soon reward you for wearing a fitness device to track your steps, heart rate and more.For instance, in one program announced Wednesday, some workers can buy a $350 Apple Watch for just $25 by meeting exercise goals for two years. Miss goals, and see your discount shrink. Vitality, a provider of disease-prevention and lifestyle programs, is initially bringing the offer to U.S. employees at three companies, along with John Hancock life-insurance customers. It has been testing the program in South Africa since December. In this Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, photo, Brett Broviak, a manager of respiratory and sleep services at IU Health North Hospital, shows off his Fitbit fitness tracker for the camera on the hospital’s campus in Carmel, Ind. Companies and insurers looking to reduce health-care costs are turning to incentives and may soon start rewarding you for wearing a fitness device that tracks your steps, heart rate and more. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) In this Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, photo, Brett Broviak, a manager of respiratory and sleep services at IU Health North Hospital, walks with his Fitbit fitness tracker on the hospital’s campus in Carmel, Ind. Companies and insurers looking to reduce health-care costs are turning to incentives and may soon start rewarding you for wearing a fitness device that tracks your steps, heart rate and more. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) In this Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, photo, Brett Broviak, a manager of respiratory and sleep services at IU Health North Hospital, shows off his Fitbit fitness tracker for the camera on the hospital’s campus in Carmel, Ind. Companies and insurers looking to reduce health-care costs are turning to incentives and may soon start rewarding you for wearing a fitness device that tracks your steps, heart rate and more. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)center_img Other programs let you redeem points from fitness activities for gift cards and other rewards. Submit to biometric screenings and nutrition classes, and in some cases you can earn insurance discounts.“We all live busy lives, but the truth is, if doctors could write one prescription for the world, it would be activity,” says Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.Adrian Gore, CEO and founder of Vitality parent company Discovery Group, says that for many people, the benefits from exercise might not be apparent for a few decades. Reward programs make the payoff more immediate.Programs like these are still new, but appear to be expanding as part of broader changes in the health care marketplace.On Tuesday, health insurer UnitedHealthcare started offering up to $1,460 a year in credits for meeting daily goals while wearing a custom tracker. Oscar, which sells health insurance directly to consumers, has been giving out free Misfit trackers for opportunities to earn up to $100 a year in Amazon gift cards. Fitbit works with employers such as Indiana University Health and Emory University in Atlanta to subsidize fitness trackers for their staff.“I love playing sports, but doing cardio stuff isn’t my favorite,” says Brett Broviak, 43, an IU Health employee in Noblesville, Indiana.He says getting a discounted Fitbit pushed him to walk 1 million steps a month.These programs are typically voluntary, but you must be willing to share data to earn the most rewards and insurance discounts.Sound creepy? Program officials say that data from fitness trackers typically go to outside administrators, such as Fitbit or Vitality. Employers and insurers get only broad totals to verify eligibility and not details on heart rate and sleep. But participants need to trust that these systems won’t get hacked.Mike Doughty, president and general manager of John Hancock Insurance, says premiums won’t rise if a screening uncovers higher blood pressure or other risks. Rather, he says, wellness incentives are about promoting longer lives — and collecting life-insurance premiums longer.There’s no proof that providing fitness trackers directly lowers health care costs, but there’s plenty of evidence that exercise leads to better health, which in turn can improve productivity and reduce absences. Michael Staufacker, Emory’s director of health management, describes the thinking as a “value of investment and not a hard-dollar return on investment as it relates to medical or pharmacy costs.”More importantly, reaching daily exercise goals is just the beginning of getting people to think more about their health.“If I exercise regularly, then junk food just doesn’t appeal to me,” says Mark Holloway, 55, of Clemmons, North Carolina, who participants in Vitality’s wellness program through his employer, Lockton. “French fries and hamburgers? No, thanks. It’s like putting sand in your gas tank.”Programs from Vitality and others typically won’t let you earn insurance discounts simply by exercising. You’ll need to earn additional points by completing questionnaires and getting flu shots. You sometimes get bonus points simply by staying within recommended limits for cholesterol, blood pressure and other measures. Smokers can also get points for joining programs to help them quit.“You change one thing about your behavior, and you can be more motivated to work on these other aspects,” says Tammy Smith, who manages the employee wellness program at IU Health.DaVita HealthCare Partners says health care spending by its employees slowed significantly after it offered tracker-based incentives through Vitality. But DaVita also increased the deductible on claims and started such initiatives as Fresh Fruit Wednesday. That makes the effect of the fitness program difficult to isolate.With the Apple Watch program, participants must pay back Vitality for every month they miss their fitness goals, which typically call for four substantial workouts a week. The goals are meant to be achievable, but tough enough to encourage a change in lifestyle. Participants qualify for smaller discounts by meeting some of the goals and can get more expensive models by paying the difference. Bonus point offers are sent to the watch.An iPhone is required; Vitality has no current plans to offer anything similar for Android. Neither Apple nor Vitality would provide financial details on the arrangement. Mark Holloway of Clemmons, N.C., goes through part of his exercise routine at the Jerry Long YMCA in Clemmons, Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Holloway got a $350 Apple Watch for just $25 by meeting exercise goals for two years. The program was offered through three U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)last_img read more

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