Canadian man knocked unconscious at casino hotel nightclub – Buffalo News

NIAGARA FALLS – A 59-year-old Ontario resident was knocked unconscious late Friday at the Stir nightclub inside the Seneca Niagara Casino hotel when he was cold-cocked by a city man, police said.

The victim, of Ajax, Ont., appeared to be highly intoxicated when he was approached by the assailant shortly before midnight, police said. The two appeared to speak briefly before the victim was suddenly sucker-punched and kicked, sending him to the floor of the Sixth Street facility. He was later taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for treatment of unspecified injuries.

Police charged Gerald G. Harper, 54, of 21st Street with third-degree assault in connection with the attack.

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IU is putting 1970s beer and ice cream commercials online, and they're hilarious – Indianapolis Star

This still from a Dairy Queen commercial is part of the recently acquired collection of commercials from 1959 through 1991 at the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive.(Photo: Photo provided/Courtesy of IU Libraries)

If the mechanical head on wheels isn’t enough to grab your attention, the first line of the Schaefer beer commercial likely will.

“Next time you’re rolling home, all hot and thirsty, here’s a thought to keep in your head,” a speaker says.

The head opens up to show little men in Schaefer shirts and red caps playing the theme song using gears, instruments and tiny sheet music.

It’s equal parts adorable and strange. It’s a commercial from 1973 that was once up for a Clio Award, a time-honored international competition for the creative business. And it’s now part of a massive collection of TV commercials at the Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive.

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IU recently acquired the hoard of ads, which competed for Clio awards between 1959 and 1991, from the London International Advertising Awards. They estimate it contains at least 80,000 commercials from 85 countries. The university has digitized about 100 of the ads so far and offers some for streaming. 

Here are a few of our favorites.

Hamm’s: A beer ‘born in the land of sky-blue waters’

The big, friendly grizzly bear just melts your heart in this one. Stuck outside a log cabin in the woods, our furry critter must watch in sadness as bearded men hoist foamy beers. 

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Travel: More than just beer in Milwaukee – Duluth News Tribune

Milwaukee is like a smaller, more navigable Chicago, just as beautiful with its Lake Michigan shoreline. Just as trendy with its bars, hotels and restaurants. And just as artsy with its museums and public sculptures.

You’ll find many of those public sculptures along the RiverWalk, a two-mile boardwalk that runs along both sides of the Milwaukee River with storefronts, galleries, theaters, restaurants and breweries along the way. The highlight: The Bronze Fonz statue, installed in 2008 to pay tribute to the “Happy Days” icon. Take in the bridges along the river, which will lift to let boats through. You can even kayak the Milwaukee and other rivers that converge on the city.

What to do

Milwaukee Art Museum: As you watch the seagulls flying over Lake Michigan, you can’t help but wonder if their white wings may have been the inspiration behind the design for the striking Milwaukee Art Museum, which sits on the shores of the lake. The 341,000-square-foot museum includes the War Memorial Center (1957) designed by Gateway Arch architect Eero Saarinen, the Kahler Building (1975) by David Kahler, and the Quadracci Pavilion (2001) created by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Its cantilevered wings will open on a nice day. The museum houses more than 35,000 works of art, including an impressive Georgia O’Keeffe collection, but the architecture alone is reason to visit. ($17 adults; www.mam.org)

Discovery World Science + Technology Center: While this science center may not be as grandiose as Chicago’s or as animated as St. Louis’, it captivated my 13-year-old’s attention more than either one of those ever has because it has found a way to turn science into games. Learn about aviation through a flight simulator, learn about technology with a (really realistic) virtual reality game, learn about music by making it. The light-filled building

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Bay Area wine, spirits and beer events: Dec. 17 and beyond – The Mercury News

Sunday Featured Food Pairings: Join Las Positas Vineyards for chocolate truffle and wine pairings from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 17-31, 1828 Wetmore Road, Livermore. $10-$25. laspositasvineyards.com.

Zinfandel Experience: Three-day wine and culinary extravaganza showcases winemakers, chefs and artisanal food purveyors. Experience the classic character of zinfandel at four events featuring a diverse selection of wines and styles. Among the locations: One Market, Bently Reserve and Pier 27 in San Francisco, Jan. 18-20. Prices vary. www.zinfandelexperience.com.

Cocktails 101: Learn the history and the evolution of cocktails and all the basics for their preparation. Then, make (and drink) three styles of classic cocktails, exploring their base structural nature and how to apply that to making your own cocktails at home. 7-9 p.m. Dec. 20. Bourbon & Branch, 501 Jones St., San Francisco. $100. http://www.beverageacademy.com/cocktails-101.

Bourbon, Rye and Beyond: Sip through a flight of whiskey while learning the history of whiskey making in America, from 1776 to its current renaissance. 7-10 p.m. Dec. 26. Bourbon & Branch, 501 Jones St., San Francisco. $100. http://bit.ly/2BSEuW9.

Winter WINEland: Visit Northern Sonoma wineries, meet wine makers and taste special wines. Participating wineries will highlight a vintage, varietal or vertical tasting for the weekend. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 13-14. $25-$48.88; designated drivers $5.43. www.wineroad.com.

Concannon Vineyard and Livermore Wine Trolley: This festive experience of lights, bites and flights begins at Concannon Vineyard with a one-hour tasting reception of holiday wines paired with appetizers. Then board the Livermore Wine Trolley for a tour of Livermore’s most dazzling holiday displays. 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-23. Concannon Vineyard, 4590 Tesla Road, Livermore. $5-$60. www.concannonvineyard.com.

Winter in the Wineries Passport: Passport holders tour, taste, and meet winemakers at more than a dozen of Calistoga’s boutique and well-known wineries including Chateau Montelena and Castello di Amorosa, then vote for their favorite wines and wineries in

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided developer Eidos Montreal to focus on online gaming – PC Gamer

Eidos Montreal, developer of the modern Deus Ex games, will focus more of its attention on online gaming from now on, it has announced. In a new “vision statement“, studio head David Anfossi said that it would be “placing an added emphasis on the online experiences in our games”. The developer is hiring new staff, including a lead multiplayer programmer, to support the move and reworking its DAWN engine to better cope with online gaming.

Director of online technology Sébastien Bessette said: “All of these efforts unify our teams towards one single goal, that being to deliver the best online gaming experience to our players.”

So, what does that mean in practice? Well, we know that the Deus Ex series isn’t dead yet and that folk at Square Enix, which owns Eidos Montreal, are already exploring options for the next installment. So, whatever comes next will presumably include some kind of online element. I’d be surprised if multiplayer wasn’t a part of that.

But the next Deus Ex game won’t be out for a while: Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda said last month that it wasn’t a top priority. “Some titles have to wait their turn,” he said. Eidos Monteral is currently working on an Avengers title in partnership with Crystal Dynamics, so again, I’d expect that to feature online multiplayer.

It’d be sad if the new focus meant the studio dedicated less resources to single-player, because Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Human Revolution were both great immersive sims (although sales in the genre have cast doubt over its future).

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