Hey Now

In: Film and Music

Submitted By asno1903
Words 1425
Pages 6
Vijay Mallya dominates India’s drinks market, owns the Royal Challengers Bangalore cricket team of the Indian Premier League and a Formula One team
Vijay Mallya, his diamond ear studs gleaming, is in high spirits, ensconced in a leather chair in the small office of his private jet, winging its way towards Mumbai after a 34-hour whirlwind visit to New Zealand.
The Airbus is liveried in the bright red of his Kingfisher Airlines, with his initials, “VJM”, painted in gold on the engines and wingtips, embossed on the leather seats and decorating the China dinnerware. The plane’s cargo hold is filled with typical New Zealand tourist takeaways: cases of Pinot Noir and lamb chops.
Chinese tipple heads west
Lex Drinks companies
Scotch sales leave champagne flat
The public image Guinness
Diageo, Pernod deny smuggling
But it is the aircraft’s main passenger cabin – a thickly carpeted, faux living room with a bevelled-glass drinks cabinet, a small photo of Mr Mallya’s three children and paintings of Hindu deities by 19th-century Indian artist Raja Ravi Varma – that carries the real prize of Mr Mallya’s trip. Two bright red, padlocked temperature-controlled hampers hold three bottles of “Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Whisky”, abandoned in Antarctica more than a century ago by the British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.
The Antarctic Heritage Trust, the body charged with preserving the legacy of early polar explorers, discovered abandoned spirits frozen in the ice under Shackleton’s base camp hut in 2007, and last year extracted a case of Mackinlay’s, labelled “1907 British Antarctic Expedition”. For the trust, these bottles are semi-sacred relics of a heroic age, when men risked their lives for the glory of conquering one of the world’s last uncharted terrains.
For Mr Mallya, whose Bangalore-based United Breweries Group acquired the Mackinlay’s brand…...

Similar Documents

Hey Now

... Environment We are strong believers in the long-term sustainability and health of agriculture and the environment. We've proudly supported organizations like the Western Barley Association and the Alberta Beef Producers. We've even created limited edition brews, Canvasback Ale, which benefited wetlands conservation, or Chinook Pale Ale that helped protect salmon habitat. Day-to-day we take the barley used to make our beer and we reuse it by donating it to cattle ranchers as feed. If you know of a group or event that fits into our community commitments and would benefit from our help, please tell us. Big Rock measures success as being able to pitch in and support their community wherever they can. They have annual Eddie awards, which raise money for deserving local charities. They support hundreds of various arts events across the country. Community based word-of-mouth programs will continue to build the Big Rock brand across all of our markets. If you have driven through rural Alberta recently you may have seen our giant beer cans on display in farmers’ fields across the province. To erect these larger-than-life beer cans we stack two round hay bales on top of each other and then wrap the bales in a giant tarp printed with our beer can artwork. Building on this program we will now accept nominations for farmers who are “outstanding in their field”. The winners will be awarded hay bale beer cans as their trophy. To us each hay bale beer can celebrates the hard work......

Words: 1044 - Pages: 5

Russia Now

..., 403,100 people have registered in Russia as HIV positive. Many of those people have now died and at the moment there are 314,000 registered. The number of HIV/AIDS cases in Russia has increased over the past three years. Russia has 100 to 110 new cases of HIV registered daily. HIV is on the rise in women especially; in 2006 they were responsible for 44 percent of the cases compared to only 20 percent in 2001. The trend is likely to increase over the next few years and soon there could be more women infected than men. It appears that a significant amount of the Russian population knows very little about HIV and they are either uninformed or misinformed. 3. Over 56 percent of deaths in Russia are caused every year by cardiovascular diseases, but financing for their treatment remains insufficient. The Moscow Center of Cardiovascular Surgery receives about 100,000 rubles per heart operation when it costs more than 70,000 rubles for the pre-surgery examination alone. Last year 120,000 people needed heart operations but only 24,000 received them. In addition to under financing by the state, health insurance schemes for the average Russian are nowhere to be found. 4. Russians are still the heaviest smokers in the world and cigarette prices are among the cheapest in the world which is one of the major contributing forces behind Russians heavy smoking. Russia is among a few select countries in the world that has not singed the World Health Organization’s anti...

Words: 1442 - Pages: 6

Hey Hey Hey

... want to consider what is actually selling fairly consistently and what is not before they begin to implement this strategy. Starbucks also needs to focus on the long-term especially when considering their debt and asset acquisitions. Two important ratios that come up in relations to debt and assets are the liabilities to assets and liabilities to equity ratios. There is an upward trend in both ratios when comparing Starbucks and Panera in both companies. Though, Starbucks shows a bit more risk in their ratios when considering the actual numbers versus the trend across time. There is a significant spike in the long-term debt of the company that relates to both ratios which heighten the company’s future risk. Although the numbers may not seem to pose a real threat now, the trend just shows a bit of a risk that may be incurred in the future. Again, going back to the strategy that Starbucks plans to incorporate with the expansion overseas, and the growth in their product line this trend may have the creditors hanging over Starbucks back. On the other hand, Starbucks does effectively use their assets as a tool for generating themselves a bit of profit in comparison to Panera with a steady increase in ROA across time. However, 2008 and 2009 ROA is low compared to the other years which can be attributable to restructuring expenses during those years. Essentially without restructuring expense the numbers can still be compared over time. All in all, Starbucks seems to be in good......

Words: 538 - Pages: 3

Hey World

...Fact sheet DECLARED CLASS 2 PEST ANIMAL Feral cat ecology and control A descendant of the African wild cat (Felis silvestris lybica), the common ‘house’ cat (Felis catus) has now been domesticated for about 4000 years. Although the domestic cat has a long history of association with humans, it retains a strong hunting instinct and can easily revert to a wild (feral) state when abandoned or having strayed from a domestic situation. Semi-feral cats live around dump sites, alleys or abandoned buildings, relying on humans by scavenging rubbish scraps and sheltering in abandoned structures. The true feral cat does not rely on humans at all, obtaining its food and shelter from the natural environment. Declaration details The feral cat is declared as a Class 2 species under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002. Declared species represent a threat to primary industries and natural resources, and have a social impact on other human activities. Legislation describes a feral cat as one that is not fed and kept by someone. The word ‘kept’ specifically means that the cat is housed in a domestic situation. PA26 June 2012 Description and general information The feral cat differs little in appearance from its domestic counterpart; however, when in good condition, the feral cat displays increased overall muscle development, especially noticeable around the head, neck and shoulders, which gives the animal a more robust appearance. The average body...

Words: 2253 - Pages: 10

Hey Now

... travel,” he explained. Within an hour of take-off, he retired to his private bedroom, re-emerging shortly before landing some 16 hours later. On the ground it was a whirl of wine-tasting and helicopter sightseeing, the handover of the whisky – now “on loan” from the heritage trust – and a final celebratory dinner with stalwarts of the trust. “They weren’t very willing to part with this to begin with and they made it very clear they were not willing to allow these to be shipped by commercial flight,” says a sanguine Mr Mallya during the flight back to Mumbai, as he tucks into the breakfast of congee collected on a refuelling stop in Singapore. “It made more sense to go on my own private plane and collect it.” Such grand gestures – and frenzied schedules – are typical of Mr Mallya, the bête noire of the Scottish whisky industry, who dominates India’s fast-expanding beer and spirits market while foreign rivals desperately struggle for better access to the country’s increasingly affluent consumers. He also owns the Royal Challengers Bangalore, an Indian Premier League cricket team, and Force India, a Formula One racing team. The old-fashioned, medium-sized family business Mr Mallya inherited in 1983 at the age of 28 is now an Indian behemoth that sells 60 per cent of the spirits and half of the beer that Indians consume each year. Day-to-day affairs of the beverage business are handled by professional managers, many of whom have been with him for decades. “I am pretty tough...

Words: 1425 - Pages: 6

Hey Now

...Eli Kronenanker U.S. Politics M W 7:30 PM Richard Fox I believe the biggest political problem facing the United States today, is lack of equal education. We are constantly told that all education is equal. However, this is obviously not true. On the basic level, there is a clear distinction between private and public schools. Primarily this is easy to see in the middle and high school level. Since public education is free, and private is not the economically privileged can afford to send their children to private school, with smaller classes, bigger salaries for teachers, and a more academically based curriculum. Private schools also focus on college level studies, with more homework and the like. Public schools tend to focus more on rules and keeping everyone in line. This is more prevalent in poorer areas. In public schools, there is a lack of equality, because, even though taxes pay for schools, the schools in wealthier neighborhoods get more funding, because more tax money is being paid. I believe this is the biggest problem in the U.S., because it allows us to continually divide our classes, and have generations stay in the same place. If someone goes to a public school, in a poorer area, they are not going to acquire the proper academic skills, to really be prepared for college. They will not receive grants, or have the proper skills to get the kind of financial aide needed. Typically their parents won’t have the money to send their child to college...

Words: 809 - Pages: 4

Global Now.

...Marketing is a vital component for each business—large and small alike. But, when it comes to advertising on a day most of America tunes in to television, its can become costly; maybe $7.5 million dollars worth. This year’s 2013 Super Bowl was the host of a few major television ads. GoDaddy— an online e-commerce for domains, hosting, and emailing—were one of few aired on game-night. Did the 2-round investment of an astounding $3.75 million dollars each tweak their sales or was it a complete miss? Sources have mentioned the ‘Perfect Match’ as one of the most disgusting Super Bowl ads ever produced. Yet, their rhetoric was spot on. They’ve taken what they seem to stand for, complete sexy with Ivy League results, and combined it into a jaw-dropping performance. According to Mashable (a dot-com source for social media), GoDaddy’s Return on Investment (ROI) will only make sense as time goes on. Sales have risen from as low as 35% up to 45%. With now approximately 10,000 new users just one day after their national appearance, they don’t seem to be on the right track. According to ROI, what one invests, one must gain from the investment made. Research shows that if they were to acquire 20% fewer customers each day after they had the day before, they would then counteract the Super Bowls’ ad and gain 50,000 customers after one month. Is this worth it? Taking a look at detail, GoDaddy and their producers masterminded their work. Detail includes their attention to the gray back...

Words: 675 - Pages: 3

Hey You Speak

...You speak good English by June Hamid. In the past, during my years spent living and studying overseas in Australia and in the United Kingdom, I was often informed or presented with this matter of fact statement. At that point, I didn’t really know how to respond, especially when surrounded by native speakers. It is often difficult to explain something that was indeed very natural to me. But now, as I do then, I find pride in being able to converse and express myself fluently in this language of the world. And now with confidence, when the same statement is said, I respond with a ‘And so do you!’ which is not without the accompaniment of a quizzical look, as if to not find this funny at all. The English language can only be explained as being all pervasive; its tentacles of speech, writing, and readings present throughout the world. This undeniably impacts all, especially those who find a passion for all things English, like moi’. So then, speaking English becomes a natural thing which transcends borders and cultures. So, you may ask, how does one speak good English, in order to be able to respond the very same answer as above, very confidently? The answer is to simply – READ. I am not of the MTV generation where, if one was schooled on a diet of vivid images peppered with American stories and drawls, you would often have an Americanized accent and some sort of repository of ideas. But I’d like to think that since English belongs to us all, that the accent is far less...

Words: 662 - Pages: 3

Hey There

... no excuse to have let my GPA slip during that time. On December 20th of 2011 my grandfather finally passed away from his illness and I was still struggling with my new work setting. After two years, I now realize the importance of finishing my degree, and now I am at a point where if it’s going to happen then I need to do something about it now. I have had regrets ever since I was suspended and not a day goes by that I don’t think about it. I greatly appreciate the chance to attend Sullivan University but I’m afraid I will be unable to unless my financial aid is granted. Since I graduated high school the dream of me going to college has always rested on my shoulders as well as the burden of how to figure out how to pay for it. Financial aid has always helped me through my academic career and now I’m asking that given the circumstances, that the committee give me another chance and reinstate my financial aid. I am serious about my future and I recognize that a master’s degree is essential in attaining a great career. Again, thank you for taking the time to read this letter, and I assure you, if granted financial aid, my education is and will continue to be my main priority. Thank you, Mark Kerris...

Words: 491 - Pages: 2

Hey There You

... can help save time and possibly money. If this residents or patients are able to, and have access to, a computer then they can read all of the new policies online. Most websites now provide a link that has common questions that have already been asked and answered. If the residents need more clarification then it is the administrator’s job to have some one on one communication with that resident. This allows people to have the opportunity to read the information themselves and really get to understand the quality of the national group that will be in charge of this facility. One of the newest forms of communication is through technology and being able to go onto the internet to read and understand what those around the community are talking about. The social media for health care patients really allows people to see how the community and their fellow residents are reacting to their new surroundings. “Health care professionals have an obligation to create educational content to be shared across social media that will help accurately inform consumers about health related issues and out shine misleading information. The opinions of others on social media are often trusted but aren’t always accurate sources of insights, especially when it comes to a subject as sensitive as health.”(Govette, 2013). As an administrator it is important to know that everyone in the facility has some type of understanding as to what is going on around them. Those residents and their...

Words: 1105 - Pages: 5

Hey Now

...Megan O’Keefe General Education Writing 101 St. George 20 September 2011 English Loses Ground: Rhetorical Analysis In Rochelle Sharpe's writing, "English Lose Ground," she attempts to persuade and inform her readers of one of America's growing problems. To persuade her readers, Sharpe utilizes statistics, logic, and expert opinion to show that in the United States, non-English speakers and linguistically isolated households in the United States has increased to a point where it is becoming an issue. However, the way Sharpe utilizes statistics, and fails to see the other side of the argument reduces her credibility and ultimately makes her argument less persuasive.   Effective writing requires many different tools, strategies, and devices, which could be applied by Sharpe to improve her argument.  Although Sharpe has many flaws in her argument, she also utilizes many positive tools.  One of these positive aspects in her argument was the comparing of time periods.  By stating that there has been a significant increase in foreign language speakers from 1990 to 2007, and specifically stating how much, she concretely gives an example of her argument and the scale in which her argument is relevant.   Although this comparison of time periods is a positive aspect in her paper, there is also a problem with her information.   Sharpe’s data is no longer current. Now that the current year is 2011, any 2007 data is considered out dated, and is less relevant to the present day.  Now...

Words: 1346 - Pages: 6

Hey Hey Hey

... wanted to do their work with me. Of course I accepted to work together, but everyone had to contribute in some way. Even though I don't like reading or writing they both have played a huge roll in me being a student. They've gotten my vocabulary better, they've allowed me to learn new things about the world, and they have made life that much easier. Being able to read and write has lead to many successes such as; helping me to write a college essay and get accepted by a couple of colleges so far, it helped me pass the interpersonal communications and it also helped me OGT's on the first try. Without being able to read or write you wouldn't be able to do anything in the world. Reading is used for everything in the world. You must be able to read signs, read books, count money, and a whole lot of things. Reading has made my life so much easier because the world basically revolves around it and if I couldn't read or write things would not be going as well as it is now for me. Being able to read makes me feel I have accomplished something. There are people who struggle at reading and need help throughout their life beside everything involves reading. It's hard for anybody that can't read because so much revokes around reading. Doing this essay makes me look at how important it is to be able to read and write, so this is a huge success. My strengths have always been to be good at math and to be a leader to anyone who has wanted to be lead in a good direction, which has......

Words: 1009 - Pages: 5

Hey Y'All

... community by working with the Chamber. Emily got me started on this project by giving me some examples from other Chambers. From these examples, we made an outline and storyboard for the four-part video. Emily then gave me a contacts list of members to interview. I visited 16 members and talked with them how the Chamber has benefited their business and what Chamber-sponsored events they enjoy most. I recorded their responses and gave the recordings to Emily. Now, Emily will take the recordings I captured and lay them on top of footage and photos to finish the New Member Orientation Video. The richest part of my internship was connecting with Chamber members. These members are some of the most influential leading business professionals in Calhoun County. I plan on staying in this area after graduation, so making connections with possible future employers and business partners was a large aspiration of mine. Linda Hearn, the Chamber Manager, was gracious enough to let me sit in on the Chamber Board meeting. Here, I learned what changes were taking place in the upcoming months and how that would affect business locally. After the meeting, I talked with several Chamber board members who were business owners. I was able to exchange business cards with these men and women and connect with them on LinkedIn, where I hope to stay in touch with them for possible future employment or partnerships. Lunch & Leads is a networking event held once a month at a different local......

Words: 5957 - Pages: 24

Apocalypse Now

...Joseph Tanaka Dr. Whipple Eng 150 Apocalypse Now Review The sound of machine guns, the whirl of helicopter blades, and “the smell of napalm in the morning” makes Apocalypse Now by Francis Ford Coppola look like a traditional, action-packed Vietnam War movie. However, upon further examination, the film reveals a much deeper, ominous, and senseless reality that realistically depicts the Vietnam War. Apocalypse Now is a masterpiece of the nineteen sixty counter culture movement that is transposed into the characters of the Vietnam War. The aspects of Apocalypse Now that make it one of the most horrifying movies of the Vietnam era are the characters, the plot, and the setting. The horrifying way human beings treat one another is an enduring quality present in the characters Apocalypse Now. Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore’s Ninth Air Calvary embodies the brutality of the war because of his callous attack on a village filled with non combative residents. In the scene of the helicopter attack on the Mekong Delta village, a Vietnamese villager comes up to an American helicopter loading a wounded soldier and throws a hat with a grenade inside, blowing up everyone inside. Upon seeing this attack by a single villager, Kilgore exclaims, “Holy Christ she’s a savage, somebody get that Dink!” and a group of helicopters decimate her family trying to run away. Not only ruthless was Kilgore’s response but also the amusement that his own soldiers felt while shooting the woman and other innocent...

Words: 1360 - Pages: 6

Hey Boy

... a spandex suit and builds mechanical devices to attach to his wrists to shoot a bio cable "web". Peter accepts a dinner invitation from Gwen, where he meets and has a tense conversation with her father, police captain George Stacy, over the masked vigilante's motives. After dinner, Peter reveals his identity to Gwen and they kiss. Connors refuses to rush the drug-testing procedure and put innocent people at risk. Ratha fires Connors and decides to test Connor's serum at a VA hospital under the disguise of a flu shot. In an act of desperation, Connors tries the formula on himself. After passing out, he awakens to find his arm has regenerated. Discovering that Ratha is on his way to the VA hospital, Connors, whose skin is turning green and scaly, goes to intercept him. By the time he gets to the Williamsburg Bridge Connors has become a violent hybrid of lizard and man, tossing cars, including Ratha's, over the side of the bridge. Peter, now calling himself Spider-Man, snatches each falling car with his web-lines and in the process saves a little boy from a burning car. Spider-Man suspects Connors is the lizard and unsuccessfully confronts the creature in the sewers. The Lizard learns Spider-Man's real identity from the name on an abandoned Camera and follows Peter to school, bursting up through the toilets. The students and faculty flee the school in terror as Peter and the lizard fight, causing much damage to the school. In response, the police start a manhunt for both...

Words: 1151 - Pages: 5