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Candy Jones, a model who had been in the Pacific for 15, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of VJ Day. Post to Facebook The 70th Anniversary of VJ Day Candy Jones, a model who had been in the Pacific for 10 months entertaining troops, arrives home with American soldiers from Pearl Harbor as they celebrate the Allied victory on the U.S. Navy transport in New York City on Aug. 14, 1945. Aug. 15, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of VJ Day. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1NtiLmu CancelSend A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 2 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs The 70th Anniversary of VJ Day Candy Jones, a model who had been in the Pacific for 10 months entertaining troops, arrives home with American soldiers from Pearl Harbor as they celebrate the Allied victory on the U.S. Navy transport in New York City on Aug. 14, 1945. Aug. 15, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of VJ Day. Murray Befeler, AP Thousands of people celebrate VJ Day as they fill New York’s Times Square, Aug. 14, 1945. AP Thousands jammed New York’s Times Square after President Truman announced Japan’s unconditional surrender, Aug. 14, 1945. AP A large crowd of people, many waving American Flags in Times Square in New York following the announcement of the Japanese surrender. U.S. Library of Congress via European Pressphoto Agency People celebrate the victory over Japan on the White House lawn in Washington, Aug. 15,1945. U.S. Library of Congress via European Pressphoto Agency Residents of the ‘Little Italy’ neighborhood celebrate the surrender of Japan in New York city. United States Library of Congress via epa Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu, Japanese Gen. Yoshijiro Umezu and the Japansese delegation aboard the USS Missouri for the signing the surrender documents. U.S. Library of Congress via European Pressphoto Agency A Chinese newspaper vendor holds a copy of the China News Tribune announcing the surrender of the Japanese. U.S. Library of Congress via European Pressphoto Agency A Chinese newspaper vendor holds a copy of the China News Tribune announcing the surrender of the Japanese. U.S. Library of Congress via European Pressphoto Agency Fullscreen Eighty six-year-old Edith Shain stands in Times Square in front of a statue of her famous kiss with a sailor on V-J Day at the end of World War II Aug.11, 2005 in New York City. The famous kiss was photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt and the unveiling of the statue coincided with the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II on Aug. 14, 1945. Mario Tama, Getty Images Fullscreen Robert Smalley says that he was photographed in the background of the iconic moment of an American sailer kissing a woman on V-J Day in New York City. He can be seen immediately to the left of the sailor’s arm. Smalley was 17 years old at the time and was visiting Times Square during a two-hour layover while traveling to Boston. Frank Robertson, Chillicothe Gazette Fullscreen Visitors walk past tombstones of Chinese soldiers killed during World War II at the Tengchong Graveyard of National Heroes in Tengchong county of Yunnan province, China.

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Disney Research Wind-powered Cargo Ship Ship Design Could Return To The Days Of Wind And Sails.

The WalkCar from Kuniaki Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors weighs just 6.6-pounds and carries passengers up to 265 pounds on four small wheels. To steer, the rider leans right to left and to stop, he simply steps off. The device will cost around $800 and the company is taking pre-orders now. Cocoa Motors Capturing Facial Expressions Animated characters as well as computer avatars are becoming more and more lifelike. It should come as no surprise that scientists at Disney Research are making such improvements. This week, they unveiled a program that requires only a single camera to capture complex facial features in real-time. The software could eventually be used by animators to track the expressions of actors and convert them into realistic digital characters. Disney Research Wind-Powered Cargo Ship Ship design could return to the days of wind and sails. At the University of Tokyo , scientists are testing retractable rigid sails for use on cargo ships. Using abundant and free wind power out at sea for long-distance journeys could reduce emissions and fuel costs. University of Tokyo Carrot Helmet Waste not, want not. Researchers Fabiano Piccinno, Roland Hischier and Claudia Som from the Swiss research lab Empa found a way to turn the waste from carrot juice production into nanofibers that can be used to reinforce items such as motorcycle helmets, surfboards, dining tables, and high-end loudspeaker boxes, among others. Empa Privacy Laptop Do you really know what kind of software is on your computer and what third-party company is seeing your activity? Most likely not. A new laptop called Purism Librem 15 could change that. It will operate with free, open source software from top to bottom that, according to developer Todd Weaver, will respect your rights. Weaver has already sold 500 laptops and has surpassed his fundraising goal on the crowdfunding site, CrowdSupply . Click the link to find out more. Puri.sm Concrete Crushing Robot Japanese construction equipment maker Taguchi Industrial gave us a peek this week at the future of heavy-duty machinery. I foresee a book by Stephen King, because the “Super Guzzilla” is a thing of nightmares.

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Moreover, Hsy Does Not Have A Decent History In Earnings Season.

Hersheys sales trends have been weak since 2014 due to lower retail store traffic, intense competition from the broader snacking category and soft international growth, mainly in China. The company has slashed its sales guidance thrice this year due to slower than expected growth in China. This is especially true given the recent earnings estimate revisions for HSY as the consensus estimate for 2015 has been going lower. Moreover, HSY does not have a decent history in earnings season. HSY has posted in-line earnings in only one out of the past four quarters while delivering negative earnings surprise in the other three, making for an average negative earnings surprise of 2.47%. Currently, HSY has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell), but that could change following Hersheys earnings report which was just released. We have highlighted some of the key stats from this just-revealed announcement below: Earnings: HSY beat on earnings. Our consensus earnings estimate called for EPS of 74 cents/share, and the company reported EPS of $78 instead. Investors should note that these figures take out stock option expenses. Revenues: HSY reported revenues of $1.58 billion. This missed our consensus estimate of $1.62 billion. Key Stats to Note: The company lowered its fiscal 2015 sales growth guidance while maintained its earnings growth range. Check back later for our full write up on this HSY earnings report later! Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report >> Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report

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The Candy (and Dispensers) Were First Introduced To U.s.

Hollywood has officially run out of ideas. Theres going to be a Pezmovie. The Three Stooges and Brothers in Law screenwriter Cameron Fay will reportedly pen a script for an animated feature based on the famous candy dispensers (and the chalky candy they dispense, one would think). According to Deadline , PezCandy Inc. has entered into an agreement with Envision Media Arts (EMA) to develop the film, which is expected to bea self-aware meta-comedy that pokes fun at its ownridiculous premise. Related: Emojis are moving off your phone and onto the big screen in new animated film The Pezmovie will be produced byLee Nelson (Pathfinder) and David Buelow (Celeste & Jesse Forever). EMAs most recent project is the upcoming dramaHenry Joseph Church, starring Eddie Murphy and Britt Robertson. Pez Candy is beloved by children and adults alike, said EMA CEO and founder Lee Nelson in a statement accompanying the announcement. With Cameron Fay weve created a world unique to Pezand a story that will touch the hearts of many. First introduced 88 years ago in Austria, Pezcandy and its signature dispensers featuring various characters heads are now sold in more than 80 countries, with the dispensers becominga popular collectible due to the wide variety of licensed properties that have adorned them over the years. The candy (and dispensers) were first introduced to U.S. markets approximately 50 years ago, and caught on like wildfire. Over 3 billion PEZ candies are now consumed in the U.S. each year, and everything from DC and Marvel comics characters to NASCAR drivers and the rock band KISS have been featured as PEZ dispensers. Theres no word on what sort of story a Pezmovie will follow, but given that weve already seen plans for a movie about emojis move forward, anything is possible at this point. Basically, we should all brace ourselves forTwizzlers: The Movie. Its only a matter of time. Get our Top Stories delivered to your inbox:

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Chocolate Production Onsite And Service To Customers Continues Normally.

Cargill, Inc. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –Cargill has now completed the acquisition of ADM’s global chocolate business for an enterprise value of $440m. The acquisition underlines Cargill’s commitment to meeting customer needs and constitutes a milestone for its chocolate growth strategy, strengthening its position as a leading player in the cocoa and chocolate industry. View photo . The combined business provides Cargill with enhanced capabilities and product ranges to deliver a broad portfolio of products that support the long-term needs of existing and new customers. Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business now operates globally with 27 sites in 11 countries with over 3,000 employees and serves customer needs worldwide with a distinctive range of innovative and high quality cocoa and chocolate products, tailor-made for confectionery, bakery, dairy, and other applications. Addressing the European Commission’s conditional clearance, Cargill has agreed to divest ADM’s industrial chocolate production facility in Mannheim, Germany. The facility is kept as a separate entity with its own interim management until transferred to a prospective buyer. Chocolate production onsite and service to customers continues normally. “Along with our access to the global cocoa supply chain and an enhanced technology base, we will be able to improve the delivery of new applications to our customers. We are seriously committed to help our customers grow and are excited to begin our new journey,” says Jos de Loor, president of Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business EMEA and Asia. “Bringing together the talents and expertise of our two organizations will enable us to have a broader market reach and an even better product and service capability,” comments Bryan Wurscher, president Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate North America. “By understanding and responding to customers’ needs we will be able to offer them distinctive value, which in turn will help create growth opportunities for our customers and for our business, as we increase the scale and focus of our operations.” About Cargill Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 152,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. About Cargill’s global cocoa and chocolate business Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business offers the food industry a wide range of both standard and customised cocoa and chocolate ingredients for use in delicious bakery, confectionery and dairy applications all over the world. The company’s product range includes high quality Gerkens cocoa powders, chocolate, coatings, fillings, cocoa liquors and cocoa butters. With years of experience in technical food expertise Cargill supports its customers in new recipes and new product development. Cargill’s processing plants in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, France, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, the Netherlands, UK and the USA are in full compliance with the highest food safety standards. To secure a good quality and sustainable supply of cocoa beans, Cargill has its own cocoa bean sourcing operations for buying, handling and exporting of cocoa beans in Brazil, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Indonesia. Presence in all the leading producing countries allows Cargill to oversee the supply chain from beans at origin to cocoa and chocolate products on its customers’ doorsteps. In addition, extensive market research and analysis proves to be a source of valuable information to customers. More information is available at www.cargillcocoachocolate.com/

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31, 2018.

The company’s shares touched a record high of $45.22 on Thursday, after it also raised its full-year revenue growth forecast. Mondelez said it expects organic net revenue to grow at least 3 percent for the year, up 1 percent from its prior forecast, boosted by price increases and higher spending on advertising. The company will spend more to promote its products in markets such as Europe and India, where demand has been hit after it raised chocolate prices last year, Chief Executive Irene Rosenfeld said on a conference call with analysts. Higher cocoa and dairy prices forced the company to raise the price of its chocolates and coffee in some markets, leading to a backlash from some retailers and customers. The company is trying to woo customers in India by offering them more chocolate pack sizes at different price points, while price gaps with competing brands in Europe are narrowing as rivals have also been forced to raise prices, Rosenfeld added. Sales in Europe, Mondelez’s biggest market, fell 16.7 percent to $2.82 billion in the second quarter ended June 30 from a year earlier. Mondelez also said it would stop including results from its coffee operations from its next quarterly report. The business was spun off into a joint venture with Dutch group D.E Master Blenders to create the world’s biggest standalone coffee company this month. Mondelez said its buyback plan, under which it would now buy $13.7 billion of shares, would expire on Dec. 31, 2018. Excluding items, the company earned 47 cents per share in the second quarter, handily beating the average analyst estimate of 39 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Mondelez has taken several measures to cut costs, including shutting factories and “zero-based budgeting,” which requires managers to justify every expense in each new budgeting period. Net income attributable to the company fell 35 percent to $406 million, or 25 cents per share, in the quarter. Net revenue fell for the seventh straight quarter to $7.66 billion, down 9.2 percent from a year earlier, but beat the average estimate of $7.49 billion. Organic net revenue, however, rose 4.3 percent, helped by the price increases. (Reporting by Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bengaluru, Editing by Anil D’Silva and Simon Jennings) Company Earnings

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Chvrches, “leave A Trace” (glassnote Records) 8.

Obstructed airways cause snoring and sleep apnea. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, “Sunday Candy” (Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment) 5. CHVRCHES, “Leave A Trace” (Glassnote Records) 6. Kuana Torres Kahele, Napua Greig, James Ford Murphy, “Lava” (Disney Enterprises, Inc./Pixar) 7. Jr. Jr. , “Gone” (Warner Bros. Records) 8. Fareoh, “Fight for You” (Pyramid Scheme) 9. R. City, Adam Levine, “Locked Away” (Kemosabe Records) 10. Jamie Lawson, “Wasn’t Expecting That” (Gingerbread Man Records) UNITED KINGDOM 1. The Score, “Oh My Love” (The Score) 2. Tazer, Tink, “Wet Dollars” (Black Butter) 3. Bad Bad Hats, “Midway” (Polydor Records) 4. Jamie Lawson, “Wasn’t Expecting That” (Gingerbread Man Records) 5. Bring Me The Horizon, “Happy Song” (Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited) 6. Frances, Ritual, “When It Comes To Us” (Universal Music Ltd.) 7. CHVRCHES, “Leave A Trace” (Glassnote Records) 8. Calvin Harris, Disciples, “How Deep Is Your Love” (Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited) 9. The Persuasions, “Good Times” (Capitol Records) 10.

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Cameron Diaz First Job?

Where did you grow up? Batavia . I graduated with the class of 2006. Pets? A Maltese named Spritzer and an ornery shih tzu named Truffles Who would play you in the movie of your life? Cameron Diaz First job? Baby-sitting As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? An elementary education major. I did not become that. I am a marketing coordinator a community affairs specialist for the Kane County Forest Preserve in the marketing and public relations department. A book youd recommend? Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Words of wisdom? Live in the present moment. Do you speak another language? French Favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate peanut butter

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“one Of Them, Exidiopsis Effusa, Colonised All Of Our Hair-ice-producing Wood, And In More Than Half Of The Samples, It Was The Only Species Present,” She Says.

He suggested there was a relation between the ice and the fungus in the wood. Some 90 years later, Gerhart Wagner, a retired Swiss professor who has been researching hair ice for decades, found evidence of this relation: treating the wood with fungicide or dunking it in hot water suppressed the growth of hair ice. But the fungus species and the mechanism that drives the growth of hair ice was yet to be identified. That was the aim of the researchers who have now published their work in Biogeosciences. Preu studied samples of hair-ice-bearing wood collected in the winters of 2012, 2013 and 2014 in forests near Brachbach in western Germany. She analysed the wood samples using microscopic techniques and identified eleven different species of fungi. “One of them, Exidiopsis effusa, colonised all of our hair-ice-producing wood, and in more than half of the samples, it was the only species present,” she says. Matzler, on the other hand, performed experiments designed to better understand the physics of hair ice on samples he collected in a forest at Moosseedorf, Switzerland. He found, confirming guesses by other researchers, that the driving mechanism responsible for producing ice filaments at the wood surface is ice segregation. Liquid water near the branch surface freezes in contact with the cold air, creating an ice front and ‘sandwiching’ a thin water film between this ice and the wood pores. Suction resulting from repelling intermolecular forces acting at this ‘wood-water-ice sandwich’ then gets the water inside the wood pores to move towards the ice front, where it freezes and adds to the existing ice. “Since the freezing front is situated at the mouth of the wood rays, the shape of the growing ice is determined by the wood rays at their mouth,” says Matzler. “The same amount of ice is produced on wood with or without fungal activity, but without this activity the ice forms a crust-like structure. The action of the fungus is to enable the ice to form thin hairs – with a diameter of about 0.01 mm – and to keep this shape over many hours at temperatures close to 0C. Our hypothesis includes that the hairs are stabilised by a recrystallisation inhibitor that is provided by the fungus.” Hofmann then studied the hair ice itself. Her chemical analyses of the melted ice showed the water to contain fragments of the complex organic compounds lignin and tannin. Since these are metabolic products of the fungal activity, this finding further confirms the biological influence on hair ice.

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And The Ambrosia, Merckens And Schokinag Brands Will Join Cargill's Existing Portfolio Of High Quality Chocolate Brands.

Together with the approvals granted earlier by the US Department of Justice, this completes the regulatory approval process for the global deal . “The acquisition underlines Cargill’s commitment to meeting our customers’ needs and constitutes a milestone for our chocolate growth strategy, strengthening our position as a leading player in the cocoa and chocolate industry,” says Bryan Wurscher, president Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate North America. “The new organisation will deepen our service to chocolate customers and expand our footprint and production capability significantly. Customers will benefit from a combined business with a broad range of high quality cocoa and chocolate products for confectionery, bakery, dairy, and other applications.” “We are looking forward to bringing together people with a deep passion, experience and commitment to producing excellent chocolate in our extended chocolate operations,” says Jos de Loor, president of Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business EMEA and Asia. “Growing our business goes hand in hand with our commitment to securing the long-term viability of a strong and sustainable cocoa bean supply chain. With the Cargill Cocoa Promise , we are supporting progress towards a transparent cocoa supply chain, enabling farmers to achieve better livelihoods and delivering a sustainable supply of cocoa and chocolate products to meet the growing demands from customers.” After closing of the transaction, three chocolate, compound and liquor production sites in North America – Milwaukee (Wis.), Hazleton (Penn.) and Georgetown (Ontario) and three chocolate and compound production sites in Europe – Liverpool (U.K.), Manage (Belgium) and Mannheim (Germany) and more than 650 employees will transfer to Cargill. And the Ambrosia, Merckens and Schokinag brands will join Cargill’s existing portfolio of high quality chocolate brands. Addressing the European Commission’s competition concerns, Cargill has agreed to divest ADM’s industrial chocolate production facility in Mannheim, Germany. The facility will be kept as a separate entity with its own interim management until an agreement with a prospective buyer has been made. About Cargill Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 152,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. About Cargill’s global cocoa and chocolate business Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business offers the food industry a wide range of both standard and customised cocoa and chocolate ingredients for use in delicious bakery, confectionery and dairy applications all over the world. The company’s product range includes high quality Gerkens cocoa powders, chocolate, coatings, fillings, cocoa liquors and cocoa butters. With years of experience in technical food expertise Cargill supports its customers in new recipes and new product development. Cargill’s processing plants in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, France, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, the Netherlands, UK and the USA are in full compliance with the highest food safety standards. To secure a good quality and sustainable supply of cocoa beans, Cargill has its own cocoa bean sourcing operations for buying, handling and exporting of cocoa beans in Brazil, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Indonesia. Presence in all the leading producing countries allows Cargill to oversee the supply chain from beans at origin to cocoa and chocolate products on its customers’ doorsteps.

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