Reservoir Dogs stands as one of the more intriguing crime films ever made. The interesting narrative structure, a structure that established director Quentin Tarantino‘s preference for nonlinear storytelling, isn’t the only thing that draws audiences in. The compelling characters factor into the perennial growing cult following of the film.
The characters are brutal robbers, thugs, and murderers. Several characters completely lack sympathy. Producer Lawrence Bender probably worried about how audiences would react to such dark characters. The presence of a few humorous criminals did lighten up the proceedings. Although a relatively new producer at the time, Lawrence Bender probably understood the niche audience interested in this low-budget feature would be forgiving of certain unredeemable characters.
One of the more compelling and complex characters is Mr. Orange played by Tim Roth. What makes Mr. Orange captivating is his dual role. Mr. Orange isn’t a normal robber. He’s an undercover cop looking to score a big arrest. While he maintains his loyalty to the police force, he seems to be somewhat drawn into the world of crime. In a way, he sees the grizzled and experienced crook Mr. White as a friend and mentor. This creates an interesting dynamic between the two characters.
Mr. White doesn’t realize that Mr. Orange is a cop. This leads to Mr. White maintaining a loyalty to the officer until the brutal climax of the film. Long before the film ends, Mr. Orange’s accidental shooting of an innocent bystander takes him to the precipice of becoming a full-blown criminal.
Mr. Orange frequently comes off as a conflicted character. The audience doesn’t know how he will get himself out of the situation. Nor does the audience know if Mr. Orange will remain true to the letter of the law. All this keeps the viewer’s attention as the strange events of Reservoir Dogs play out.
Both Lawrence Bender and Quentin Tarantino can point to the box office receipts as proof audiences embraced the quirky characters. The $1.5 million feature earned $2.8 million in the United States and about $6 million in the United Kingdom during its initial release.
Lawrence Bender and Quentin Tarantino would go on and experience even greater success with Pulp Fiction.
Felipe Montoro Jens is an experienced infrastructure specialist and has reports on public private partnership projects in Brazil. Over the last 20 years Brazil, Latina America’s largest economy has been struggling with economic turmoil and political unrest. The federal government has been making big investments in recent years in public private partnership project. Public private partnerships are a good tool that lowers costs of infrastructure projects, creates jobs, and keeps the deficit in check financially.
Infraero is one of the government companies set to auction portions of its ownership to the private sector. Infraero will be releasing control of Brasilia, Confis (Belo Horizinte), Galeao (Rio de Janeiro), Guarulhos (Sao Paulo), and about 10 more airports. By having this auction of these airports will help reduce the financial burden of managing them and help reduce the country’s deficit. BR 153 and BR 364 is also part of a planned public private partnership road construction project, planned for the end of 2018. Visit infomoney.com to learn more.
Felipe Montoro Jens also noted the expansion of the early childhood development networks in Rio de Janeiro. By 2020, Rio de Janeiro plans to build 20,000 day care centers, and 40,000 preschools. The city of Rio de Janeiro has invested over $2 million in this public private partnership projects, to bring the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in as consultants. The private partners will mainly responsible to actual construction and maintenance of the location of the day cares and schools.
In the state of Maranhao, they are using public private partnerships to construct four prisons, scheduled for 2019. In Pernambuco, Felipe Montoro Jens detailed the efforts to acquire more investments in 15 states to participate and expand public private partnership projects. Pernambucana Sanitation Company (COMPESA) is working with National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) with these efforts. In Piaui there is a public private partnership project to upgrade the internet infrastructure in the state. The public private partnership project is installing fiber optic cables and 1,500 access points. The Piaui public private partnership internet project will expand from the coast down to the south and impact over 2 million people. Visit: http://www.felipemontorojens.com.br/
Neurocore Company operates around brain performance with critical specializations in ADHD for persons of different ages, anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Neurocore facility provides brain assessments and tests. They are also involved in improving victim’s lives through data valuations and teaching programs. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.
This company has a CrunchBase account where news of their activities is posted to keep the public updated. On 9th March 2018, they published news about training the mind professionally using Visualization and Neurocore. With technology advances and better kinesiology understanding, athletes are adapting unique training ways for their sports. This technology has done away with athletes training strictly in weight rooms. One very creative and beneficial way of training athletic performance is mental game preparation or visualization.
Neurocore is capable of training elite athletes cognitively as a response to regression and mental stimulation. Benefits of brain training include improved performance consistency, stress reduction as the game takes place, assistance in foreshadowing, improving adaptation and athlete stress management.
Neurocore recently partnered with Portland Trail Blazers to improve their facilities of training with a ‘brain room’. The brain room technology can train and improve the general performance of the cardiovascular, brain, respiratory systems, and the endocrine by indicating recovery, relaxation and stress levels. Brain response is reflected through electrical impulses triggering a DVD that the athlete is looking at. An automatic pause of the DVD when an athlete is overthinking instead of relaxing makes training trailblazers reduce their performance speed into their mental zone. This technique is beneficial to athletes with their sleep while on the road. With this therapy, athletes can differentiate when they are over thinking of mental recovering and a play’s physiological and physical stressors.
There are a variety of ways to achieve mental preparation referred to as ‘working on the mental game.’ Here, an athlete is supposed to envision each play against each possible obstacle.Michael Phelps uses this technology, and at a time he managed to win 28 medals after competing in a total of 5 Olympics. His success was a result of viewing his stands along with his pool lane position. He also envisioned all possible obstacles during the race, e.g., his goggles breaking during the action. At one time during the race, water filled up his goggles, but he was able to go through to the finish after engaging his muscle memory to get the number of strokes he needed to swim to his victory. Read more about Neurocore at glassdoor.com.
OSI industries is an American based company that offers services in food retail and processing. It is a company that is privately owned and managed. The company mainly focuses on meat processing. The company’s primary headquarters are located in Aurora, Ohio. The company has a vast portfolio of employees spanning of 20,000 employees working in all its branches globally. OSI industries were initially established in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky who was a German immigrant at the time trying to make ends meet. The company currently operates on a global scale having most of its more prominent branches in China and the United Kingdom.
OSI group was accorded the Globe Honor award in the UK in November 2016. The British Safety Council awarded the company for its continued outstanding performance in regards to environmental risk management. The event which was held in London ensured that OSI group got the well-deserved recognition. This meant that the company attained a five-star rating according to the audit done by the British Safety Council Committee. The company proved beyond a doubt to the panel of environmental experts that they are at the top of their game when it comes to environmental management. This was not the first time though that OSI group had immerged victorious in this category.
OSI industries under the leadership of its CEO Sheldon Lavin acquired a company known as Baho Food in 2016. Baho, which is a Dutch-based meat producer and retailer was a great addition to the company’s portfolio. The company also produces snacks and other convenience foods. Baho Foods is especially spread in a way that it can gainfully serve 18 European countries through its lesser companies such as Vital Convenience etc. the two companies in coordination would make a good firm that would cater to the needs of its consumers.
The group also purchased a food processing plant in Chicago which was previously managed by a company known as Tyson Foods. The processing plant was in proximity to OSI Industries existing facilities hence making it an essential location. This meant that OSI group could expand its territories to cater for its ever-growing list of clients. Apart from this purchase, OSI Industries also acquired Flagship Europe which was previously under the management of the Flagship Food Group in the UK. The company was a major supplier of poultry products in the UK.
OSI Industries has also made advancements in improving its already existing facilities such as the OSI Food Solutions which is located in Spain. It has been upgraded with top of the line, state of the art equipment to improve production.