Shower with Beer: Duke Cannon Beer Soap

first_imgDuke Cannon is a brand any self-respecting American man needs to know, and know intimately. That’s because this is personal hygiene brand, and personal hygiene is intimate stuff. But don’t confuse intimacy and delicacy, because there’s nothing delicate about Duke Cannon, whose mission statement can be summarized by this excerpt from their site:“As any historian worth his salt will tell you, this country was built by folks with a sense of purpose. Duke Cannon’s purpose is simple: to make superior-quality grooming goods that meet the high standards of hard-working men. Our products are tested by soldiers, not boy bands. And they’re made in a little place we like to call the United States of America. We value things like hard work, family, community, bacon and country; we champion builders, creators, sledge hammerers, holders of doors and fixers of toilets.”In other words, Duke Cannon has no time for “weak, watered down” body washes that “smell like a high school dance” or “bubble gum-flavored lip balm in dainty little tubes.” No, these are big, bold, personal care products manufactured to “meet the needs of 12-hour work days, not 45-minute tennis lessons.” And they’re products with awesome names, like Trench Warfare Body and Foot Powder and Best Damn Beard Balm.Now, would you pay more for a shampoo because it has a name like News Anchor Hair Wash and certified that “your hair is a weapon … that commands the respect of others” or a shower soap called Naval Supremacy designed for “hard-working men [who] require a shower of substance to accomplish a full day’s work?” You might, right?Well good news, you don’t have to.Duke Cannon products may come with some charmingly inflated rhetoric, but they don’t come with highfalutin price tags. The company’s products, which span from shaving and beard care products to hair styling products to lip and knuckle balms, are decidedly male-oriented and are of high quality, yet they are more than affordable for daily use. I should know, as I use several of them daily. (And maybe it’s the power of suggestion, but I’d say my shower gel really does rather smell like naval supremacy as they say. Or maybe it’s just bergamot.)The Duke Cannon brand persona is manly and swaggering and largely tongue in cheek, but they back up their bravado with more than a slew of fine personal grooming products. They liaise directly with active duty soldiers, using military men as their focus group for product testing and donating a share of profits to charitable groups working with veterans.Also, the Big Ass Brick of Soap that comes in scents including Campfire, American Bourbon, Fresh Cut Pine, and more is directly modeled after the bars of soap issued to American GIs during the Korean War, and is made in the very same factory that supplied much of the soap to our soldiers back in that era.And if you’re looking for a great gift for that manly man you call husband, dad, son, bro, or… uh… Chet, Duke Cannon has you (and Chet) covered there, too: their gift bundles are a great deal and are brilliantly packaged.Shop Now The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now How to Grow a Beard: It’s Not Just a Look, It’s a Philosophy How to Shave With a Straight Razor The Ultimate Guide on How to Shape a Beard Editors’ Recommendations The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffalast_img read more

Wartsila Scrubber Systems for Finnlines’ Ro-Ro Vessels

first_imgzoom With new stringent sulphur oxide (SOx) emission regulations due to be enforced from January 2015, Finnlines has ordered Wartsila Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems for six of its Baltic and North Sea fleet of vessels.By selecting Wärtsilä scrubber systems, the vessels will be able to operate in compliance with the new environmental regulations while continuing to operate on heavy fuel oil. The Wärtsilä systems will also operate in compliance with the water discharge criteria set by regulators.The Finnlines order, received in May 2014, calls for one Wärtsilä scrubber system for each of the six vessels, with the two main engines on each vessel being connected to a single integrated scrubber system.Both concept design and basic design engineering services are included as needed for plan approval by Class and Flag notations. The Wärtsilä equipment will be delivered during November and December of this year.Furthermore, Wärtsilä will support Finnlines during the installation phase by providing technical advice.“Environmental compliance and cost efficient operations are key factors in the success of Finnlines. The installation of Wärtsilä scrubber systems on our recent series of six modern Ro-Ro vessels is a major step in the implementation of our strategy. The extensive experience that Wärtsilä has in this area, together with the retrofit services the company can provide, will greatly help us during the engineering and installation phases of this programme,” says Emanuele Grimaldi, President and CEO, Finnlines Plc.“The new SOx emission regulations will notably reduce the marine industry’s environmental impact on the Baltic and the North Sea (including English Channel). The Wärtsilä Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems represent a very viable retrofit option that enables owners and operators to comply with this legislation. We have a very strong track record and considerable know-how in integrating scrubber systems into existing vessel structures and machinery, and look forward to working with Finnlines on this important project,” says Juha Kytölä, Vice President Environmental Solutions, Wärtsilä.The Wärtsilä Open Loop Scrubber Systems that have been selected for this application utilise seawater to remove the SOx from the vessel’s exhaust. Chemicals are not required since the natural alkalinity of seawater neutralises the acid created by the reaction of the SOx with water. May 15, 2014last_img read more

Nothing is more powerful than the human spirit Ban tells memorial honouring

The annual Memorial Service began five years ago to honour those who have lost their lives while serving the United Nations. Today Mr. Ban paid tribute to Jori De Marco, who was killed while serving as a Security Officer for the Observer Mission in Tajikistan, which operated from 1994 to 2000. The service then offered a minute of silence to those lost.“Like all of you, I have been deeply affected by the losses of friends and colleagues on the job. In many ways, that feeling never goes away,” said Mr. Ban.“The men and women we recognize today came from all corners of the world. They served in difficult and dangerous conditions. What drew them together?” he asked.“Our blue flag and all it represents. There are many flags in the world. But only one represents all of humanity equally. All countries. All faiths. All people. One flag. Others have tried to turn it into a target. But that flag remains a beacon,” he declared. Mr. Ban has attended staff memorials in many countries. Today’s was an opportunity to speak of the solidarity that the UN represents around the world, and to reassert the Organization’s conviction that working together can heal communities and make the world a better place. “That is what summons us to work every day,” the Secretary-General said. “And it is that calling for which our colleagues made the ultimate sacrifice.” read more