Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, No one ever thinks about the water. Or the toilet paper, as it were. But these are among the many, many staples that become luxuries when one’s nation is in crisis. Hours ago, the local gas company in Kiev (Kyivenergo) announced that they would be shutting off the hot water supply to most of the city.
VANCOUVER — Mother Nature appears to be slowly turning on the taps again at some B.C. hot springs damaged by an earthquake last fall.
Parks Canada announced Thursday that hot-water seeps near two pools in Gwaii Haanas National Park have been observed below the tide line by scientists, and thermal activity has been detected — but not to previous levels — in all other areas where it once occurred.
The park is located on southern Haida Gwaii’s Moresby Island and other islands off B.C.’s northwest coast.
From an outsider's perspective, becoming a Yelp Elite is akin to joining a secret society. Elite members bear special badges on their Yelp profiles, and they're invited to private events where up-and-coming restaurants and bars provide food and drinks for free.
There’s an Italian restaurant in Richmond, California that doesn’t take Yelp reviews very seriously. The restaurant has earned a lot of publicity by bragging that they will give discounts to customers who give it bad (one-star) reviews. This stance is apparently working out for the eatery, since it is now offering a 50% discount on a pizza for anyone who trashes them on Yelp.
A few months back, my colleague Megan wrote about Yelp's new partnership with the delivery services Eat24 and Delivery.com, which allow customers to place online delivery and takeout orders directly from Yelp.