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More than 1,000 journeys were made in the first six hours of Dublin’s new public bicycle scheme which was launched earlier on September 13 (2009).
Dublin City Council said some 2,000 people have already signed up for the dublinbikes service, which allows commuters to use 450 unisex bikes stationed at 40 bases around the capital.

The dublinbikes scheme runs from 5.30am to 12.30am every day of the week.

Users, who must register online at www.dublinbikes.ie, pay a €10 annual membership fee and leave a €150 security deposit through a credit card or bank draft.

The first half hour is free, with six hours costing €4.50 and then €2 for every half hour after that.

A cyclist can pick up a bicycle at one point, leave it to another point within an hour and pick up another bicycle without incurring any extra charge.

Each of the distinctive silver bicycles have three gears, a basket and a lock for those who park in between bicycle stations.

It is hoped each bicycle will be used nine times per day, yielding about 4,000 bike journeys. The scheme is similar to the one that has been operating in Paris, Lyons, Copenhagen and 15 other cities.

Question by automatic flowers: How much do shampooist and stylists assistants get paid in a Salon?
How much do shampooist and stylists assistants get paid in a beauty Salon?

Also how much do licensed Cosmetologists that work in a beauty Salon get paid?

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Answer by Angelina Ballerina
assistants probably get paid minnimam wage
Cosmetologists get paid a lot better plus they get tips

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Butterfly at Botanica
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This was taken at Botanica in Wichita, Kansas, USA this past weekend. They have an area full of butterflies and flowers. The girls had a great time trying to get butterflies to land on their fingers.

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REMEMBER THE DUCK, KEEP POSITIVE !! …SEC Says Rudy Ruettiger Is A Stock Scammer (December 16, 2011) …item 3.. The drink, called Rudy, carried the slogan “Dream Big! Never Quit!” …
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The former Notre Dame walk-on has agreed to pay 2,866 to resolve the SEC’s claim that he participated in a pump-and-dump, fraudulently inducing investors to bid up the stock of his sports drink company, Rudy Nutrition. He did not admit or deny the allegations.
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…..item 1)….. FORBES … www.forbes.com …. Nathan Vardi, Forbes Staff
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BUSINESS | 12/16/2011 @ 2:59PM |72,960 views

SEC Says Rudy Ruettiger Is A Stock Scammer

www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2011/12/16/sec-says-rudy…

To many football and movie fans, Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger is a hero, an ordinary kid who overcame extraordinary odds through hard work and determination to become part of Notre Dame folklore.

The Securities & Exchange Commission, however, says Rudy Ruettiger has grown up to become a penny stock promoter and scammer. The former Notre Dame walk-on has agreed to pay 2,866 to resolve the SEC’s claim that he participated in a pump-and-dump, fraudulently inducing investors to bid up the stock of his sports drink company, Rudy Nutrition. He did not admit or deny the allegations.

According to the SEC complaint filed in federal court in Las Vegas, Ruettiger’s company sold only a small amount of a sports drink called “Rudy” and instead the company served as a vehicle for a 2008 pump-and-dump scheme that generated million in illicit profits. The SEC revoked registration of the stock of Rudy Nutrition in 2008.

“Investors were lured into the scheme by Mr. Ruettiger’s well-known, feel-good story but found themselves in a situation that did not have a happy ending,” said Scott Friestad, associate director of the SEC’s enforcement division, in a statement. “The tall tales in this elaborate scheme included phony taste tests and other false information.”

What kind of tall tales is the SEC talking about? One example is literature mailed to potential investors falsely claiming that in “a major southwest test, Rudy outsold Gatorde 2 to 1.” While these sorts of promotions were going on, the SEC says promoters were artificially inflating the price of Rudy Nutrition’s stock while selling unregistered shares to investors.

Like his heroic football story, the stock scam has its origins in South Bend, Ind., where Ruettiger and one of his college buddies started a sports drink company they eventually moved to Las Vegas. There, Ruettiger brought in an experienced penny stock promoter, Stephen DeCesare, who was his neighbor. DeCesare became the primary organizer of the stock scam, the SEC claims, putting together a reverse merger of a Pink Sheets-traded shell company.

DeCesare brought in other stock promoters to inflate the stock price through bogus trading and stock touting, increasing the company’s stock price from 25 cents to .05. The amount of stock trading hands rose from 720 shares to 3 million. But in this case, the story turned out to be unbelievable.
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…..item 3)…. News Observer …. www.newsobserver.com … Real-life ‘Rudy’ settles SEC fraud lawsuit

Published Fri, Dec 16, 2011 08:39 PM
Modified Fri, Dec 16, 2011 08:39 PM

By E. SCOTT RECKARD – Los Angeles Times

www.newsobserver.com/2011/12/16/1715705/real-life-rudy-se…

LOS ANGELES — Say it ain’t so, Rudy.

Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, the 5-foot-6 walk-on Notre Dame football player whose underdog story inspired the 1993 movie "Rudy," has seen his sports drink venture turn out less happily – with allegations of securities fraud.

In a lawsuit Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission accused Ruettiger, 63, and 12 others of swindling investors in Rudy Nutrition, a Gatorade challenger he started with a college friend in South Bend, Ind.

Ruettiger got in trouble when he moved the company to Las Vegas in 2007 and joined a fast crowd that pumped out promotions to penny-stock investors. The SEC said the participants dumped million worth of stock in a company that had few customers and no profits.

The drink, called Rudy, carried the slogan "Dream Big! Never Quit!" A promotional mailing claimed that in "a major Southwest test, Rudy outsold Gatorade 2 to 1!"

An email boasted that in "several blind taste tests, Rudy outperformed Gatorade and Powerade by 2:1," the SEC suit states.

Both statements were false, according to the lawsuit, filed in federal court in Las Vegas. The promoters are accused of manipulating trading to artificially inflate the price of Rudy Nutrition stock while selling unregistered shares to investors.

Only 0,000 of the more than million raised went back into Rudy Nutrition, said Scott W. Friestad, associate director of the SEC’s enforcement division.

"Investors were lured into the scheme by Mr. Ruettiger’s well-known, feel-good story but found themselves in a situation that did not have a happy ending," Friestad said.

Ruettiger and 10 other defendants settled the suit without admitting or denying wrongdoing, Friestad said; the two who have not settled also face criminal prosecution.

Ruettiger paid back 5,750 he made in the alleged scam, a fine of the same size and interest that brought his total to 2,866.

He also agreed to be banned from serving as an officer or director of a public company and from promoting penny stocks.

"He was a willing participant in the scheme, but not the ringleader," Friestad said, adding that Ruettiger had honest intentions when he founded the company and got caught up in the promotional scheme after it struggled.

The SEC revoked registration of the stock in late 2008 and Rudy Nutrition shut down.

Ruettiger, a dyslexic child with 13 siblings who applied to Notre Dame four times before he was admitted, was on a practice squad and took part in just one game for the Fighting Irish. He sacked the opposing quarterback in a play that became a centerpiece of the movie.

Currently a motivational speaker, he also started a foundation to benefit children’s advocacy programs and hand out the College Football Rudy Award to players of exceptional commitment.

Ruettiger and his attorney, Michael Eldredge of Salt Lake City, could not be reached for comment.

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Sunbathing
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Karen also wanted to get a few shots of her in a dress at the beach. I suggested this sundress and we worked with what we had.

For more information or to use her as a model, you can see her official website

Down in Lonesome Town…
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… and the only price to pay is a heart full of tears.

White Flower
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One of my favorite flowers shot I got that day.

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9 Comments on Get On Your Bike

  1. Un-exposed
    November, 23rd 2012 at 7:58 pm

    :) Very good moment

  2. KKellyS [VOTED!!]
    November, 23rd 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Beautiful shot! Gorgeous location!

  3. Symbiosis
    November, 23rd 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Excellent!

  4. tara leigh (leigh photography)
    November, 23rd 2012 at 9:08 pm

    ummm HELLO!! this is FANTASTIC!!!!

  5. amywaltonphotography
    November, 23rd 2012 at 9:47 pm

    gorgeous!

  6. floaty clouds
    November, 23rd 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Lovely shot!

  7. Parvez Ahmad Rony
    November, 23rd 2012 at 11:38 pm

    nice Bathing,

    Excellent Composition.

    Note :- It would be more beautiful if it bacome a grayscale photo

  8. birdwatcher07
    November, 24th 2012 at 12:23 am

    Nice Tones

  9. MicheleLyn
    November, 24th 2012 at 1:04 am

    excellent pose and setting…..beautiful model!

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