Vesuvio Pizza on Dundas Street – shot as a film location for “Top Cops” the CBS TV series

Vesuvio Pizza on Dundas Street – shot as a film location for “Top Cops” the CBS TV series
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Vesuvio Pizza on Dundas Street, Toronto – shot as a film location for "Top Cops" the CBS TV series. From a time when I was working as a film location scout/asst film location manager. Shot mid 1990s.

Not now to my taste – I prefer Terroni on Queen West, in Toronto, but any day with Vesuvio Pizza was a good day, (but not too many in a row). They seem to be still in business and this was their menu in April, 2007.
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Call us with your Order (416) 763-4191,
3010 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario

SMALL 14" – 6 Slices
LARGE 16" – 8 Slices
PARTY 16" x 21" 16 Slices
small large party
BASIC Tomato Sauce and Cheese 12.00 15.00 20.00
SHRIMPS 3.00 4.00 6.00

Vegetables: Fresh Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Green Olives, Black Olives, Sliced Tomatoes, Pineapple, Hot Banana Peppers, Onions, Fresh Garlic
Meat: Pepperoni, Ham, Bacon, Calabrese Salami

Vegetables: Broccoli, Spinach, Roasted Red Peppers, Zucchini, Eggplant, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Artichoke Hearts, Green Onions, Pesto Sauce, Capers
Meat: Chicken Breast, Prosciutto, Hot Italian Sausage, Hot Cappicollo, Gound Beef, Anchovies
Cheese: Mozzerella, Provolone, Feta, Ricotta, Goat, Parmigiano, Asiago

Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Green Peppers 14.25 18.00 24.50

Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Ham, Bacon, Onion 16.50 21.00 29.00

Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Olives, 16.50 21.00 29.00
Garlic, Onion, Sliced Tomatoes

Pineapple, Ham 13.50 17.00 23.00

Sundried Tomatoes, Roasted Red Peppers, 17.25 22.00 30.50
Black Olives, Feta

Pesto, Asiago, Artichoke Hearts, Fresh Tomatoes 17.25 22.00 30.50

Hot Peppers, Hot Cappicollo, Hot Italian Sausage 15.75 20.00 27.50

Fresh Tomatoes, Anchovies, Green Olives, Green Onions 16.50 21.00 29.00
Additional toppings affect price accordingly

Pepperoni and Mushrooms—————– 5.00
Green Peppers and Mushrooms ——— 5.00
Panzerotti Sauce—————————— 1.75

Italian Sub———————- 4.00
Veal Cutlet ——————— 4.00
Italian Sausage—————- 4.00
Meat Ball————————-4.00
Grilled Chicken—————– 5.00
All Sandwiches available with:
Fried Peppers, Mushrooms, Onions or Cheese
———————————————————————0.50 extra for each topping.

Please ask if there is something that you would like and do not see in the menu, we may be able to accomodate you.

Taxes not included, prices subject to change without notice.
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My Memories of Living in Park Street, Bristol

My Memories of Living in Park Street, Bristol
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image above: c1902 view of Park Street Bristol – photograph taken from the corner of Great George Street.

In 1758 a design by George Tyndall was approved for Park Street to connect to Whiteladies Gate, one of the turnpikes. George Tully drew up plans and building started in 1761. The first phase of building finished at Great George Street around 1762. The upper part of the street was developed from about 1786 and work was suspended in the financial crisis of 1793, resumed and completed about ten years later.

Beyond The Walls – Park Street

Over half the shops and buildings on Park Street were damaged or destroyed by bombing during WW2. 30 were destroyed, 6 burnt out and another 3 severely damaged.

They were rebuilt during the 1950’s and then City Architect Nelson Meredith ensured they were designed in a sympathetic and similar style, so the skyline and character remained fairly unchanged.

The street is now mainly retail and leisure premises. Among the more unusual businesses are the Bristol Folk House, an arts centre, and the Bristol Guild of Applied Art. In 1976 a huge gas explosion destroyed some of the buildings near the bottom of the road; most were rebuilt as replicas.

Some of the furnishings from the RMS Mauretania were installed in a bar and restaurant complex at the bottom of Park Street, initially called "Mauretania", now "Bar III". The lounge bar was the library with mahogany panelling: above the first-class Grand Saloon with French-style gilding overlooks Frog Lane. The neon sign on the south wall still advertises the "Mauretania": installed in 1938 this was the first moving neon sign in Bristol. It is a grade II listed building.

Visible from the viaduct, on the side of a building in Frogmore Street, is a controversial mural by local graffiti artist Banksy.

My Memories of Living in Park Street Bristol by Paul Townsend

I rented a small attic studio flat/apartment in Park Street BS1 – opposite Freemasons Hall 1988-1991. Parking was an absolute nightmare. The rear bedroom window overlooking The Mecca Centre in Frogmore Street. It was possibly the noisiest place I have ever lived.

But it was the most interesting place I have lived: watching shoppers on Saturday, looking into the double decker buses, hearing 10 second snippets of conversation on the pavement, drunk students, urinating in shop doorways, dancing, singing, shouting, arguing, queuing, fighting, sleeping tramps at the front door, and you folks who enjoy Bristol City Centre probably have no idea how much work (and noise) goes into keeping it clean, tidy and safe through the night with pressuring washing, sweeping, bin emptying and commercial waste disposal (I love the sound of crashing bottles at 4:30am). Something I really wasn’t expecting was taxi traffic jams at 3am, followed by taxi horn blowing competitions.

"Night-time violence in drink is endemic in and around the city centre of Bristol".

One night in 1989 the building was broken into while I was sleeping, I hit the burglar over the head with a industrial fire extinguisher, but he managed to flee the building before I could do some serious damage on him. He escaped over the rooftops of Averys Wine Cellars in Frogmore Street. In his haste to escape he left his swag-bag full of my gear behind!

He escaped over the rooftops of Averys Wine Cellars in Frogmore Street.

“Oh well, no harm done” (well not to me?)

Did I inform the police NO? for obvious reasons.

OK, so it may sound like I am complaining but I am not, it got me into shape by simply walking up and down the steep incline of Park Street.

Park Street has almost two lives, the day life and the night life. In the day Park Street is often a bit of a nightmare in the car and the cafes do well at lunch time, mid evening it turns into a place to dine with a number of nice restaurants and then come nightfall, you can stay here till the early hours. On Sunday the street is quiet, almost deserted. Nearly all shops and restaurants close. Most of the local pubs do not open on Sunday.

My favourite clubs were The Mandrake in Frogmore Street & The Dug Out on Park Row.

Do you have any memories of Park Street past or present?

Down in the below street-level basement I found a small room originally used by the servants – it was originally used as cellars and basements for the posh Georgian town houses on Park Street – complete with small kitchen with dumb waiter to dining room, servants bells and a narrow underground tunnel that went under Park Street. It seemed to travel the entire length of the street.

Perhaps for this reason, there are no banks in Park Street?

People may be unaware when they are walking around the centre of Bristol, that beneath their feet is a warren of underground passages. Some of the tunnels date back to the 12th century when Bristol was the centre for wine imports.

The wine was stored in magnificent stone caverns which have survived the bombing of the second world war. Many of these underground tunnels were inter-linked, making it possible to walk from Corn Street under the centre, to Castle Park.

The book, ‘Secret Underground Bristol’, written by Sally Watson, invites the reader to look over the edge of the river wall by the ambulance station near Castle Park to see an entrance to the moat that once went around the Castle.

Sally studied archaeology at the University of Bristol and spent a lot of time exploring the city’s underground history, much of which is now not accessible to the public.

"All periods of Bristol history are captured down there", Sally Watson told BBC Bristol.

From the caves which were used when the city was a centre for smugglers, to bunkers where the BBC operated during the war.

One of the highlights of the book is the old stone mine near the Box tunnel.

"The mine was used to house the RAF control after the BAC had been bombed in 1941", said Sally.

"It’s like a set from the TV show Mash with murals on the wall and the menu still hanging up in the canteen area," she said.

Sally is keen to talk to anyone who worked at BAC at the time when production was taken underground.

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Social Media Outperforms Wall Street at Predicting Earnings Surprises?

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014

Researchers from three prestigious schools – Georgia Institute of Technology, Purdue University, and City University of Hong Kong – have released what they believe is the first study proving the ability of social media to predict future stock returns and earnings surprises. Forthcoming in the April 2014 issue of The Review of Financial Studies, the study, “Wisdom of Crowds: The Value of Stock Opinions Transmitted through Social Media,” examines data from 2005-2012 available on social investing site Seeking Alpha and compares it to market data for that period.

Citing the study’s conclusion that peer opinions published online reliably predict positive or negative stock returns anywhere from one month to three years in advance, Associate Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Yu Jeffrey Hu, states, “Traditionally the domain of professional forecasters, financial analysis is increasingly being performed and broadcast by investors themselves.”

The study’s researchers performed textual analysis of more than seven years’ worth of material posted to the web site Seeking Alpha. Seeking Alpha is a crowd-sourced investing site that allows contributors to publish research and ideas, which the community of users then peer-reviews.

The data included more than 97,000 articles and 459,679 comments. Articles were written by 6,500 authors and covered over 7,000 stocks. When compared to market data and articles from Dow Jones, analysis showed:

●    Articles on stock investing and community comments on the Seeking Alpha site predict stock returns over every time-frame examined: three months, six months, one year and three years.

●    This was not true of previous studies of the predictive value of short chatter messages posted on Internet message boards, which demonstrated no predictive value.

●    Unlike previous sell-side research showing that financial analyst opinions are quickly incorporated into the market price, this study finds that the value relevant information on Seeking Alpha site affects the market price at a slower pace.

●    The Seeking Alpha user community successfully identified the predictive value of authors in real time.

     ●     When the community disagreed with authors, their opinions had predictive value

     ●     Authors who were historically accurate met with less or no community disagreement.

●    Community sentiment – either positive or negative – was more accurate in predicting future stock prices and earnings surprises than Seeking Alpha articles alone, sell-side analysis, or similar content from Dow Jones.

●    Previewing the results, the Wall Street Journal wrote, “Seeking Alpha predicted stock returns and earnings surprises above and beyond Wall Street analyst reports and financial news articles.”

Hu and his fellow researchers concluded, “The predictability holds even after controlling for the effect of traditional advice sources, such as financial analysts and newspaper articles. Together, our findings point to the usefulness of peer-based advice in financial markets.”

“Social media outlets are unique in the sense that they enable direct and immediate interactions among users. These interactions, combined with the seeming intelligence of the ‘crowd,’ may be one of the primary reasons social media platforms are able to produce value-relevant content that is incremental to that revealed through traditional news channels,” said Hu.

Professor Hu worked on this independent study with Hailiang Chen of City University of Hong Kong, Prabuddha De and Byoung-Hyoun Hwang of Purdue University. The study was conducted independently from Seeking Alpha.

About Yu Jeffrey Hu

Yu Jeffrey Hu is an Associate Professor at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an expert on big data, business analytics, electronic commerce, Internet retailing, social media, consumer behavior, and online advertising.

He has also written papers on pricing models in online advertising and mechanisms to protect online consumers’ privacy. His research has been discussed and cited by media outlets such as New York Times, TIME Magazine, Wired Magazine, National Public Radio, InformationWeek, INC. Magazine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Channel 2 (WSBTV). His papers have been adopted for classroom use by many top universities around the world.

Dr. Hu received his Ph.D. in Management Science and Information Technology from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining Georgia Institute of Technology, he worked for Purdue University as a tenured associate professor. He also worked for MIT’s Center for Digital Business as a research associate. He received a B.S. degree in Finance with the honor of Outstanding Graduating Student from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and received a M.S. degree in Economics with honor from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Wisdom of Crowds: The Value of Stock Opinions Transmitted through Social Media

The Review of Financial Studies

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