2023.06.04 01:24 gaslightanthemarias Balancing true off-road and highway capability in favor of off-road: Toyota or bust?
2023.06.03 14:29 PritchettRobert506 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in MI Hiring Now!
|Delta Airlines||Flight Attendant||Warren|
|Wolf Creek Dental||Dental Hygienist||Adrian|
|LifeStance Health||Marriage and Family Therapist||Ann Arbor|
|LifeStance Health||Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)||Ann Arbor|
|Great Lakes Ace||Assistant Manager (Plymouth, MI)||Ann Arbor|
|L3Harris Technologies||Senior Associate, Electrical Engineering||Belmont|
|L3Harris Technologies||Senior Associate, Electrical Engineering||Bradley|
|American Axle||AAM- Machine Repair||Centreville|
|Great Lakes Ace||Full-Time Shift Supervisor(Redford, MI)||Detroit|
|Stability Healthcare||Operating Room (OR) Travel RN||Detroit|
|Great Lakes Ace||Part-Time Sales Associate (Royal Oak, MI)||Detroit|
|UniFirst||Route Service Representative - UniFirst||Escanaba|
|L3Harris Technologies||Senior Associate, Electrical Engineering||Grand Rapids|
|Thriveworks||OP Therapist||Grand Rapids|
|UniFirst||Customer Service Representative - UniFirst||Grand Rapids|
|UP Health System - Portage||Elder Associate (CNA) 7459-3396||Hancock|
|Great Lakes Ace||Full-Time Sales Associate with Keys (Holly, MI)||Holly|
|LifeStance Health||Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)||Kalamazoo|
|Pilot Flying J||CDL-A Driver, Refined Fuel, Excellent Pay, Home Daily, Sign On Bonus||Lansing|
|Marathon Petroleum||LTL Driver||Lansing|
|Marathon Petroleum||Pick Up and Delivery Driver||Lansing|
|Tramec LLC||Human Resources Manager||Muskegon|
|Trinity Health Michigan||Medical Assistant full time family practice||Muskegon|
|Erickson Senior Living||Manager, Wellness (RN)||Novi|
|Erickson Senior Living||Associate Executive Director of a Continuing Care Retirement Community||Novi|
2023.06.02 15:47 Dangerous-Bag-7327 [HIRING] 20 Jobs in Jacksonville Hiring Now!
|USPI||Registered Nurse (RN)||Jacksonville|
|Paul Fulghum O.D.||Patient Care Coordinator||Jacksonville|
|Canam Steel Corporation||2nd Shift Industrial Maintenance/Electrical Tech ($2000) Signing Bonus)||Jacksonville|
|Brambles USA Inc||Pallet Repair Operator||Jacksonville|
|RTI International||Field Interviewer - NSDUH||Jacksonville|
|Ushealth||Junior Account Manager||Jacksonville|
|Swisher International, Inc||Controls Engineer||Jacksonville|
|American City Business Journals||Account Executive||Jacksonville|
|Tommy Bahama||Marlin Bar Stock Associate||Jacksonville|
|Ferguson Enterprises, LLC||Warehouse Associate||Jacksonville|
|Nordstrom, Inc.||Retail Stock - Jacksonville Rack||Jacksonville|
|CJ Logistics America, LLC||Forklift Operator||Jacksonville|
|C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.||Shipping Clerk||Jacksonville|
|Usagov||Supervisory General Supply Specialist||Jacksonville|
|HD Supply||General Warehouse Associate||Jacksonville|
|Bedrosians Tile and Stone||Warehouse Associate - Distribution Center||Jacksonville|
|Applied Industrial Technologies||Driver / Warehouse||Jacksonville|
|Genuine Parts Company||DriveWarehouse||Jacksonville|
|Xponential Fitness||General Manager - CycleBar||Jacksonville|
2023.06.01 15:42 Top-Total692 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in Houston Hiring Now!
|GiaMed, Inc||Burn Center ICU - RN - BAMC||Fort Sam Houston|
|Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC||Business Development Executive||Houston|
|SunSource||TX - Warehouse Associate||Houston|
|Half Price Books, Records, Magazines, Inc.||Temporary Bookseller||Houston|
|Grace Instrument Company||Petroleum / Mechanical Summer Intern Engineer||Houston|
|Mp Rpo||Registered Nurse - PreOP - Full Time - Days||Houston|
|USPI||CFO TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital||Houston|
|Decypher||Phlebotomy Technician (Donor)||Fort Sam Houston|
|American Welding and Gas||Material Handler (6298)||Houston|
|LightBulbDepot U.S.A||Inside Sales Representative (FT)||Houston|
|Houston Area Community Services, Inc.||Medical Assistant||Houston|
|Texas Thrift||CashieFloor Worker||Houston|
|Takeaway Tax||Sales/Recruiting Manager||Houston|
|QMart||QMart Assistant Manager||Houston|
|Sparkling Image Car Wash||Regional Manager||North Houston|
|Amada Senior Care||In-Home Caregiver For Elderly||South Houston|
|Venesco, LLC||Senior Laboratory Technician||Fort Sam Houston|
|Specialty1 Partners||Dental Assistant||Houston|
|ISS Group Holdings Limited||USA - Sales Operations Manager||Houston|
|Arthur Lawrence||Senior Application Packager||Houston|
|Service Metal||Warehouse Associate||Houston|
|IMI Americas, Inc.||Shipping and Receiving Coordinator||Houston|
|Dgm Services Inc||Back End Warehouse Associate||Houston|
|WEG Electric Corp||Warehouse Associate - Houston, TX||Houston|
2023.06.01 15:10 Top-Total692 [HIRING] 15 Jobs in College Station Hiring Now!
|Baylor Scott & White Health||Audiologist College Station||College Station|
|Beemac Trucking (OO)||CDL A Owner Operators - Local & Regional||College Station|
|Farmers Insurance Agencies||Agency Producer||College Station|
|Thompson & Sons Landscaping||Sales Consultant||College Station|
|Aerie by American Eagle Outfitters||Part Time Merchandise Leade Keyholder- AERIE||College Station|
|Gemaire Distributors, LLC||Driver||College Station|
|Pediatric Healthcare Connection||Licensed Vocational Nurse||College Station|
|Cardoc Automotive||Automotive Apprentice||College Station|
|Asset Living||Community Assistant - Warehouse and Factory||College Station|
|5.11 Tactical||PT Retail Shift Lead - College Station, TX||College Station|
|Compass Group||Warehouse Attendant (full Time)||College Station|
|Kalcorp Enterprises||Ecom Shipping Team Member||College Station|
|Kalcorp Enterprises||Warehouse Team Member||College Station|
|Rasa Floors & Carpet Cleaning LLC||Temporary Warehouse helpeFlooring Removal Tech||College Station|
|Kalcorp Enterprises||ECommerce Shipping Assistant Manager||College Station|
2023.05.31 16:21 SchlesingerMindy323 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in FL Hiring Now!
|Trustco Bank||Customer Service Manager - Lake Brantley, Florida||Altamonte Springs|
|Heilind||Field Sales Representative||Altamonte Springs|
|Solomon Page||Staff Accountant||Boca Raton|
|INSPYR Solutions||Regional Pricing Leader - North America||Boca Raton|
|INSPYR Solutions||Junior Front End Developer||Boca Raton|
|Resiliency LLC||Director of Women Services Full Time Days||Boca Raton|
|Paradise Bank||Personal Banker||Boca Raton|
|Best Buy||Geek Squad Home Theater Agent||Boca Raton|
|Rate of Rise Coffee Co, LLC||Installation/Maintenance/Repair||Clearwater|
|USHA - Palm Beaches||Account Executive||Coral Springs|
|ClarkDietrich||Manufacturing Team Member||Dade City|
|Royal American Management, Inc.||Maintenance Technician - Hilltop Landings||Dade City|
|Oasis Systems Inc||Model Based Systems Engineer (MBSE)||Eglin Afb|
|Solomon Page||Director of Accounting||Fort Lauderdale|
|Advisors Fort Lauderdale||Inside Sales Rep||Fort Lauderdale|
|Reliable Power Alternative Corp||Clerical Admin||Ft Lauderdale|
|Waddell Recruitment Solutions LLC||Mechanic Diesel and Industrial||Ft Lauderdale|
|Florida Farm Bureau||Office Claims Rep||Gainesville|
|Quinn Eye Center||Optician||Gainesville|
|Collabera||Call Center Representative (Remote)||Heathrow|
|Imperial Dade||CDL Delivery Driver||Holt- Fl|
|Mattson Resource Group||Facilities Maintenance Manager - Warehouse / Distribution||Jacksonville|
2023.05.31 15:16 No_Competition4897 [HIRING] 20 Jobs in Portland Hiring Now!
|Arbon Equipment Corporation||Outside Industrial Sales Representative (Base Salary + Uncapped Commission)||Portland|
|Kaiser||Medical Assistant - South Washington - Multiple Depts., Shifts & Hours Available||Portland|
|Canfield Place||PrimeFit Group Fitness Instructor||Portland|
|Loyal Source Government Services||Nurse Practitioner||Portland|
|Cross Country Search||Charge Nurse - Cardiac Telemetry||Portland|
|Applied Industrial Technologies||Warehouse Team Leader||Portland|
|American Airlines||Ramp Agent Part Time||Portland|
|COAST Products||Warehouse Associate||Portland|
|SMART Reading||Temporary Part-Time Warehouse Assistant||Portland|
|Vigor, LLC||Chief Estimator, Ship Repair||Portland|
|Meggitt||Temporary Stockroom Clerk||Portland|
|American Tire||Warehouse II||Portland|
|LogZone, Inc.||Warehouse and Supply Technician||Portland|
|Albertson's||In-Store Shopper / Order Picker ($1,000 Sign On Bonus)||Portland|
|Kenco Group||Forklift Operator I||Portland|
|Cart Logic Group||Shipping Specialist - Bike Gear||Portland|
|Diversified Logistics||Unloader in a Warehouse||Portland|
|WillScot Mobile Mini||Yard Worker||Portland|
2023.05.31 03:32 Tommyboytrader123 $CEI Bashers beware! Just when you thought this was going to be pushed under $1 by the shorts..the company comes out with solid news and has started to make its climb higher..
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2023.05.27 19:53 PritchettRobert506 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in ND Hiring Now!
|Triage Services||L&D RN||Bismarck|
|Apple Creek Country Club||Barman||Bismarck|
|Nurse 2 Nurse Staffing||Travel RN||Bismarck|
|Trinity Health||Correspondence Assistant||Michigan|
|Konica Minolta||CMDB Manager||Michigan|
|Trinity Health||Payment Processing Supervisor||Michigan|
|Sanford Health||EVS Attendant||Valley City|
|Allied Universal®||Security Officer - Armed||Dickinson|
|Allied Universal®||Allied Universal Security Officer||Tower City|
|Allied Universal®||Security Officer - Corporate Lobby - 4 Day Week||Tower City|
|Allied Universal®||Security Guard||Tower City|
|Allied Universal®||Now Hiring - Security Officer||Valley City|
|Allied Universal®||Watchman||Valley City|
|Tzadik Properties LLC||Maintenance Technician - Part Time||Dickinson|
|American Waterworks||Construction Manager Fargo||Fargo|
|Prairie Band, LLC||Physician, Registered Nurse, Emergency Medicine, Medical Support Assistant||Fort Yates|
|Hankinson Renewable Energy||Associate Merchandiser||Hankinson|
|Hankinson Renewable Energy, LLC||Scale Operator||Hankinson|
|Novaspect Inc||PLC Programmer||Mandan|
|Novaspect Inc||Repair Technician||Mandan|
|Noble Casing Inc||Casing Team Leader||Williston|
|Noble Casing Inc||Dispatcher||Williston|
|Noble Casing Inc||Rack Tech I||Williston|
|CHI Living Communities||Campus Director||Fargo|
2023.05.25 17:03 Andre3000RPI Yahoo Morning Briefing
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2023.05.23 14:46 PritchettRobert506 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in ME Hiring Now!
|MedPro Healthcare Staffing||Respiratory Specialist||Bangor|
|Stanley Inc||Car Salesman||Belfast|
|Aequor Healthcare Services||Travel RN||Biddeford|
|CoreMedical Group||Travel RN||Dexter|
|Nurse 2 Nurse Staffing||Travel RN||Lewiston|
|National Staffing Solutions||X-ray Operator||Portland|
|TotalMed Staffing||Travel RN||Portland|
|°Nomad Health||Ultrasound Technologist||Presque Isle|
|American Mobile Healthcare||Travel RN||Rockport|
|Favorite Healthcare Staffing||Travel RN||Windham|
|Consolidated Communications, Inc.||I & M VoIP Technician||Bangor|
|Consolidated Communications, Inc.||Systems Escalation Supervisor||Bangor|
|Astellas||Clinical Sales Professional, Community Specialties - Bangor, ME||Lewiston|
|RTI International||Field Interviewer - NSDUH||Portland|
|Brambles USA Inc||Automation Technician I - Scarborough, ME||Scarborough|
|Brambles USA Inc||Repair Operator||Scarborough|
|Kennebec Valley Community Action Program||KV Van Driver||Augusta|
|Kennebec Valley Community Action Program||Driver Trainee||Augusta|
|Kennebec Valley Community Action Program||Driver||Augusta|
|Rudman & Winchell LLC||Litigation Attorney||Bangor|
|Harbor Management||Maintenance Technician||Bangor|
|Aroostook Mental Health Services, Inc||Children's Residential Counselor||Calais|
2023.05.21 13:32 Amazing_Flounder_461 Jeep Renegade (OBD-II)
2023.05.19 04:56 Old_Manager_3501 Just bought our first house, and have been having stress delivered via mail the first 2 months. Optional warranty companies send their mail to look like forclosure/payment past due letters.
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2023.05.18 20:27 No_Competition4897 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in TX Hiring Now!
|Solis Mammography||Medical Practice Administrator||Addison|
|Solis Mammography||Group Practice Administrator||Addison|
|Protean Med Inc||Urgent need - Family Physician for Cleveland, TX||Cleveland|
|H-E-B||Primary Care Physician||Houston|
|Advanced Pain Care||Pain Medicine Physician||Killeen|
|MyCare Medical Group||Primary Care Physician||La Feria|
|American Physician Partners||Emergency Medicine Physician||Longview|
|Performance Search Group||Physician||Pasadena|
|UHC Solutions||Staff Physician||Richmond|
|H-E-B||Primary Care Doctor||San Antonio|
|H-E-B||Primary Care Physician||Schertz|
|Curative||Emergency Medicine Physician||Schertz|
|American Physician Partners||Emergency Medicine Physician||Texarkana|
|American Physician Partners||Emergency Medicine Physician SITE MEDICAL DIRECTOR||Texarkana|
|HealthCare Travelers||Ultrasound Technologist||Abilene|
|Biolife Plasma Services||Operations Team Leader||Abilene|
|HealthCare Travelers||Surgery Aide||Abilene|
|HealthCare Travelers||Pediatric RN||Allen|
|HealthCare Travelers||OR Nurse||Amarillo|
|Raytheon Missiles & Defense||Javelin Joint Venture Portfolio Chief Engineer- Hybrid||Arlington|
|Benaiah Consulting Group. LLC||Tax Associate||Arlington|
|HealthCare Travelers||Surgery Aide||Arlington|
2023.05.16 07:40 Electronic-Detail-20 Flag Maintenance Made Easy: Flagpole Parts, 6 X 10 Nylon American Flag, and Professional Flag Repair Service
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2023.05.15 18:41 cheaptissueburlap BSB news For Week #28, May 7 2023
has received notice from Yochananof by LOI of its intention to purchase up to an additional 1,700 of the Company's new generation smart carts, on final conditions to be agreed.
The Cust2Mate smart cart platform streamlines the retail shopping experience by automatically scanning purchased products and enabling in-cart payment, allowing customers to "pick and go" and bypass long cashier checkout lines. Additionally, with Cust2Mate's technology, retail grocers can direct shoppers to discounted products, in-store promotions, and other offers to efficiently move inventory from the shelves into carts. Cust2Mate's smart algorithm, computer vision system, and real-time product recognition features help reduce the risk of theft, while the in-cart payment capability and reduced need for cashiers improve the overall customer experience.
Announces that it has received a purchase order for subsea batteries valued at $16 million. Deliveries will occur in 2023 and 2024. The purchase order includes a significant advance payment. With this order Kraken has now received more than $30 million of purchase orders in the last 6 months for its SeaPower® subsea batteries. Since the beginning of 2022, Kraken has announced more than $120 million of contracts providing us solid visibility for our strong growth trajectory we are on.
announce the Company has signed an expansion 3D modeling contract with Vornado Air LLC. In Q3 2022, the Company attained approval as a preferred 3D model supplier for Amazon and was granted early access to introduce customers' 3D models into the Amazon marketplace through an exclusive "early access" program. Nextech3D.ai was among a select few companies chosen by Amazon and granted "early access" based on its distinguished expertise in the field of 3D modeling.
announces it has received a $5 million initial order for its 10kW/28kWh whole home energy storage systems. Shipments have commenced with completed installations in Florida, San Jose, and Calgary.
The 10kW/28kWh is immediately available in North American markets through distribution and dealer direct channels.
announce that it has received an order for supplying components for a Blueberries smart irrigation project in Peru.
The C$500,000 order includes irrigation control units, fertigation systems, Hydraulic Valves and filtration systems.
Water Ways expects to deliver the order during June of 2023 and recognize revenues in Q2 of 2023.
Announced today that Shoreline Power Group, a joint venture between Aecon, SNC-Lavalin and United Engineers & Constructors in which Aecon is the lead partner, has been awarded a $1.3 billion Fuel Channel and Feeder Replacement (FCFR) contract by Bruce Power for Units 4, 5, 7 and 8 at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Tiverton, Ontario. Planning work is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2023, with construction expected to begin in the first quarter of 2025 and completion anticipated in 2032. Aecon's $1 billion share of the contract is being added to its Construction segment backlog in the second quarter of 2023.
Three binding commercial off-take agreements have been signed representing a minimum of 62% of planned output capacity, with optionality to increase to 77%
Multiple memorandums of understanding ("MOU") have been signed, representing an additional 170% of planned output capacity, that are expected to convert into commercial off-take agreements such that the Project (defined below) is 100% contracted
Pre-construction engineering and design is complete and a turn-key EPC agreement has been signed providing capital cost certainty and operational performance guarantees
Off-take agreements and fixed cost certainty underpin attractive project economics (>18% unlevered before-tax IRR)
Environmental Act Licence issued by the province of Manitoba to construct and operate a patterned solar glass manufacturing facility
Vice President, Glass Operations appointed and board of directors enhanced with solar energy industry expertise
Formal financing process initiated with Fort Capital Partners ("Fort") and Peters & Co. Limited ("Peters") engaged as co-financial advisors (the "Advisors")
2023.05.12 18:07 KSA-Courtney Double Brokering and Non-Payment
2023.05.12 14:47 kittehgoesmeow What A Day: This? Is CNN? by Nick Turner & Crooked Media
trash jones on Twitter: "i love taking dayquil. why feel a little sick when you could feel totally insane"
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2023.05.09 13:03 FelicitySmoak_ On This Day In Michael Jackson HIStory - May 9th
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1983 - "Beat It" is certified Gold by the RIAA.
1996 - While still in Monaco from the World Music Awards, Michael goes shopping at Nuggets record Store
2000 - Michael checks into the Hotel de Paris, for the upcoming World Music Awards, suffering from exhaustion. Michael writes a handwritten note on a business card from the hotel manager,Guy Planchette. Planchette's message to MJ was crossed out with Michael responding in kind, "I'm very sick now a doctor is coming. I must sleep, please understand -MJ"
The note was sold by Julien's Auctions for $3,200 at their 2011 "Icons & Idols Rock "N" Roll & Sports" auction.
2003 - Michael files a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claimimg Universal improperly sold or licensed music he and Jackson 5 recorded in the early 1970s for Motown Records, which the Vivendi Universal music unit now owns. The suit seeks unspecified damages, an accounting of owed royalties & ownership of the Jacksons' Motown master recordings
2005 - Trial Day 48. Week 11 Begins
Michael goes to court with Katherine, Joe & Jermaine
A string of both former & current employees testified for the defense on to partly counteract claims made by a parade of former employees that testified earlier in the trial for the prosecution, and also refute allegations made by Jackson's current accuser and family.
Former ranch employee, Francine Contreras, said that while working closely with fellow former employee Adrian McManus, she never heard the woman ever speak ill about Jackson, although McManus testified for the prosecution and claimed she saw the singer inappropriately touch actor McCauley Culkin.
Contreras did not directly address that testimony by McManus, she did cast doubt on McManus' character revealing the woman to have stolen many items from the ranch including items of clothing, hats, watches which are displayed at her home. The witness also claimed that McManus had stolen toys from the ranch that were bought as gifts for under privileged children visiting
Violet Silva, a current Neverland employee working at the ranch since 1991 & chief of security since 1997 testified that, "The emphasis at Neverland was on hospitality. That was our primary duty, to make them feel welcome"
Silva, although stated she had minimal contact with Jackson's current accuser's mother, claimed that the woman's behavior was at times not short of unusual. She said that it was the sister who took care of the two younger boys, reminding them to take showers and be neat.
Silva said she did not know of any children drinking alcohol or appearing intoxicated at the ranch. She said liquor was kept in the ranch wine cellar, which was locked. The accuser and his siblings have claimed they were served wine in the cellar.
The Neverland security chief described the accuser and his brother as "rambunctious."
"They were pretty reckless," she said. "They'd get in a ranch vehicle and we had to stop them. They were young. They couldn't drive.... They were pretty destructive."
Speaking of a 2/19/03 directive that was logged in at the ranch asking the accuser & his brother not to leave the ranch, Silva stated it was only without adult supervision that they were not to leave & not because they were held against their will
During cross-examination, DA Sneddon asked Silva if she had told an investigator that as a mother she wouldn't want her children to participate in activities at Neverland.
Silva, who has daughters and granddaughters, acknowledged saying that.
Under redirect questioning by Jackson attorney Robert Sanger, she said she would bring her children for "family fun day" but not other times.
"Some of the activity was beyond my comfort level," she said without explanation.
Joe Marcus, the ranch manager at Neverland, took the stand to refute a string of allegations made by Gavin & his family. Marcus who has been employed at the ranch for the last 18 years testified that he had never witnessed Jackson act inappropriately around children or anyone that would warrant him to report an illegal act to authorities.
Despite an animated testimony made by the accuser's mother, where she claimed to be held against her will at Neverland and was speaking in codes, plotting means to escape the hands of an evil predator who held her and her family locked behind a sprawling ranch, Joe Marcus said that the family members "were excited to be there" and when he would take them out on shopping trips and to the dentist they were anxious to get back to Neverland.
"Did she ever complain to you about anything?" defense lawyer Robert Sanger asked.
"Never," said Marcus.
The ranch manager testified that during the time he took the family out for a shopping trip, he remained in the car where the family wandered around the shopping center for about an hour.
Sanger asked if there was ever a time during that shopping trip & others when the mother was followed by a "positive PR film crew," something she described on the witness stand.
"Not to my knowledge," Marcus said.
He said he met the family one day at an orthodontist's office where the accuser & his brother went to have work done on their teeth. He said it was raining and he found the family anxious to get back in the car and return to Neverland when the appointment was over.
The mother has said she made up dental needs as a ruse to try to escape.
Marcus and other witnesses gave the jurors colorful descriptions of Neverland, which they have only seen in photos. The judge refused a request early in the case to have jurors visit the ranch.
Marcus told of improvements Jackson made, including the rides, theater, zoo, train depot & water attractions.
Marcus stated that he & other ranch employees remembered the accuser and his family to be sympathetic guests initially when Gavin was recovering from cancer but when they had returned a year later the employees said the boys were rambunctious and destructive and got into trouble, crashing golf carts and trying to drive ranch vehicles.
Jackson left the court hastily after the day's testimony and his spokeswoman, Raymone K. Bain said he was in pain from a persistent back problem.
"He's very physically tired. His back is not doing well. He was uncomfortable in court," she said.
Bain said that Jackson's spirits remain high because of his defense team's efforts but that the trial in general has made him unhappy.
"It's very difficult to come in and hear these things said about you," she said. "None of this helps his image. We're looking forward to his being vindicated."
She said Jackson "wants this to end so he can go on with his life. He wants to get back to what he does, making people happy."
2013 - Jackson v AEG Trial. Day 8
Katherine Jackson was in court.
Karen Faye Testimony
Karen Faye,MJ's long time Hair and Makeup artist takes the stand. Faye starts out by listing some of her famous clients, including Michael Jackson, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening & Smokey Robinson
Faye spends several minutes describing what she does. She talks about having to get close to someone when she's doing their hair & makeup.
She says her relationship with MJ grew over the 27 years she worked with him to a brother and sister relationship. Faye and Jackson became "very close" starting in the early 1980s, she said. "It was almost like a brother and sister relationship. If I was having trouble, I could call him and he could call me. You talk, you share, you become very close, and imagine that over 27 years"
Faye spent about 90 minutes testifying about her close relationship with Jackson, who hosted her wedding at his Neverland Ranch & enlisted her to travel around the world with him. She breezily described Jackson's meetings with Princess Diana & other dignitaries, his Super Bowl performance, and other larger than life moments from his life. Jurors and spectators laughed at times as a parade of photos and videos shot during his performances were played. "I was from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I was just very normal," she told jurors. "I found myself working with this magical person." She said Michael was like a brother to her. Even after she gave birth to her daughter, he enlisted her for another tour."I said, 'I can't go all around the world with you. I'm a mother now,'" Faye recalled."Michael never took no for an answer. 'Yes you can, it'll be great for her,'" she recalled him saying
She's asked about the 1984 Pepsi commercial accident. She says she worked with Michael after that to mask his injuries.
Jackson's scalp was badly burned, she tells the jury. "I had to figure out, along with him, how to hide his injury"
Panish asks Faye to describe Michael: "He was a gentleman. He was elegant. He was brilliant", she says as she starts to break down. After a couple more questions, Faye starts to cry. She gets emotional describing his creativity & relationship with his fans
The jury is shown a photo of Jackson doing Faye's makeup, brush touching her face. Panish asks her how Jackson did, "I didn't like it at the time, but now that I look at it, I looked pretty good", Faye says of Jackson's makeup job. The room breaks out into laughter
Panish next shows Faye & the jury photos of just Jackson where she did his hair and makeup. One of images is an Annie Leibovitz shot for Vanity Fair. "Who's Annie Leibovitz?", Panish asks. "Really?". Faye responds. There's laughter. Panish in a continuation of his self-deprecating questioning responds to her Leibovitz quip, "Hey, I don't get out that much"
One picture shows MJ with tape on his fingers...Karen explains that it was a trick to get the audience to follow his hands. She says she knew he couldn't wear the glove forever
Lots of photos are shown, including a smoky image of Michael standing on tippy-toes. Debate ensues over what brand the shoes are. Panish asks if they're Air Jordans. "No", Faye responds. Judge names another brand. "Nope", Faye says. Faye says fans in the courtroom would know the brand of shoes. Before Panish can stop them, two or three voices call out,"LA Gear!"
Jurors viewed a series of photos of Faye & Jackson together through the years, including one taken in January 1996, the day after Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce. Michael was upset because just before filing, Presley called him and begged him not to file for divorce, she said."She begged & begged, saying please don't file," Faye said. Jackson promised not to file, only to see "the next morning it was all over the press that she filed before him." The photo of Jackson out with Faye "was to give the press something to talk about" with Faye being "the mysterious blonde." "Lisa Marie Presley was calling Michael the day before (the photo) was shot, begging him not to divorce," she testified. "So he promised her he wouldn't file for divorce. But the next morning, it was all over the press she had gone ahead and filed. He was devastated"
Panish moves to videos of Jackson performances. He starts off with a performance of "Man in the Mirror" in Bucharest from the Dangerous tour. In the video, fans are screaming, some being carted out on stretchers. Panish asks Faye if this is common for a Jackson concert. Faye: "You obviously have not seen a Michael Jackson concert in your life" Panish: "I'm not answering that. I get to ask the questions"
Part of his 1993 Super Bowl halftime show was viewed, including his rendition of "We Are the World" and "Earth Song." "It was a very big deal, sir," Faye said. "I think it started the trend of having a big artist at the Super Bowl"
They viewed several minutes of Jackson's "Thriller," which Faye pointed out was a short film, not just a music video. A clip from a concert in Bucharest, Romania showed jurors how fanatical his fans were, dozens of them fainting as he sang "Man In the Mirror." When his 1995 MTV awards performance was shown, Faye noted, "He can moonwalk in a circle."Jackson's stamina during a show was remarkable, she said. "Some dancers would pass out, but Michael would be fine. He was able to do it."
Faye tells the jury she was responsible for keeping Jackson hydrated during shows. She says she's never seen another performer like MJ. "Michael would do five songs to the dancers' one. I never saw anything like it", Faye says of Jackson's performances.
A vintage video of Michael Jackson's hair catching on fire during the third take of a 1983 Pepsi commercial was played for jurors as a Karen Faye testified about the devastating migraine headaches he endured because of the injuries.
"I never saw anything like that in my life," Karen Faye testified. "This was someone I knew and he was on fire"
"His hair caught fire, but he kept dancing," she said, as jurors watched the infamous video of pyrotechnics igniting Jackson's head as he danced down stairs on a stage. "I was screaming and Miko (Brando) got through somehow and had to wrestle him to the ground, because he had no idea he was on fire. Miko put the fire out with his hand."The fire burned off a section of hair, which doctors tried to repair with surgery to stretch his scalp, she said. Michael suffered migraine headaches after that
Instead of suing Pepsi, she said, Jackson asked Pepsi to build a burn center at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City where he was treated. "Everybody thought he'd sue Pepsi because it was a mistake," she said
Later, a bridge suspended above a stage collapsed as Jackson danced on top of it during a show in Munich, Germany causing him to fall three or four stories, she said."When I saw what happened, I thought he could be dead," Faye testified. But Jackson held onto his microphone, stood up and finished the song. "He said 'I can't disappoint the audience,'" she said. So he finished the show finale but collapsed in the dressing room when it was over, she said. "He suffered back pain from that moment on," she said
The fall, she said, left Jackson with back pain that flared when he was under physical or emotional stress
Michael "was so buzzed by his own adrenaline after a show" it would "take him 24 hours to relax his body and, sometimes it would take two days to be able to sleep," said Faye. "As the tour went on, shows got closer and closer, and he would have trouble sleeping," she said. "It would start out OK, but it would get worse and worse. He tried to find ways to deal with it."Dealing with it involved a series of doctors, she said.
"Michael always believed that a doctor had his best interest at heart," Faye said. "He believed if he got something through a doctor that it was safe and OK for him to use it."
She says Jackson trusted the advice of doctors to help him sleep and deal with pain from injuries and performances
He was doing a short film for the Adams Family and suffering pain because of scalp surgery. Debbie Rowe would come with pain meds.
Faye says during the Dangerous tour, promoters asked that she give Michael injections of pain medications, but she refused. She says a tour manager who later became a top AEG executive then enlisted a doctor to treat him
That Pepsi burn touched off Jackson's reliance on painkillers, though Faye said she really didn't grasp it until his Dangerous tour in 1992-93. Faye said there were always two doctors around on that tour, willing and able to give him as many painkillers as necessary.
"I came to learn there was a balance of medication",Faye said."They [medication] had to be strong enough to overcome Michael's pain but not so strong that he couldn't perform"
"Debbie Rowe asked me to learn how to give injections," she said. "I thought about it and said 'No.' I am not qualified to handle any kind of medications"
Despite being asked by tour promoters, Faye said she refused to give him injections for pain. She said Paul Gongaware, a promoter who later became a top executive with AEG Live LLC, then brought in doctors who treated Jackson in 1993 on his "Dangerous" tour, which she told jurors had to be halted early due to the singer's prescription drug addiction.
When the tour was on its way to Bangkok, Thailand, Faye was asked to carry a package she was told contained medicine patches for Jackson's pain, she testified. She refused to travel with it, she said.Faye testified that the tour doctor -- Dr. Stuart Finkelstein -- later told her "I'm glad you weren't carrying it. It has vials and syringes. If you had brought this in, you might not be here." The implication was she could have been arrested for smuggling drugs. Gongaware, now the Co-CEO of AEG Live, was in charge of logistics for the Dangerous tour and was involved in the incident, Faye said.
In Singapore she saw MJ stumbling and fell into a tree in his dressing room. She was afraid for him and told the Doctor. She told the doctor he couldn't go on in that condition but the Doctor said he could go on. She was afraid for his life.
In Singapore she saw MJ stumbling and fall into a tree in his dressing room. She was afraid for his life
Faye testified that while backstage, she turned to someone she knew as Dr David Forecast & urged him not to let the wobbly Jackson take the stage.
His show opened with him being thrust onto the stage by a "toaster," which requires him to "curl up and be shot up" from a small enclosure under the stage, she said. "His arm could be severed," Faye said. "I feared for his safety, I feared for his life. I put my arm around Michael and told Dr. Forecast 'You can't make him go out. You can't take him.' And he said 'Yes, I can.'"
The doctor "backed me up against the wall and put his hands around my neck and said 'You don't know what you're doing,'" she testified. "I nearly fainted, and he grabbed Michael and took him to the stage."
She said Dr. Forecast marched a disoriented Jackson to the stage, but the concert was cancelled nonetheless
Faye said she never witnessed the singer's treatments, but he appeared to become more dependent on prescription drugs in the years following the Dangerous tour. She said she worried every time she saw a doctor arrive to treat him."I was always worried that Michael was in pain," Faye said under questioning by Brian Panish. She said Michael had a low pain tolerance except while performing
MJ was on tour when the first allegations hit the papers in 1993. He was under a lot of stress. The world thought he was a pedophile. That tour ended when Elizabeth Taylor came to Mexico City to accompany him to a rehab facility outside of London ."Everyone knew Michael had a problem," Faye said.
"We all went home", said Faye who later flew to England to join Michael at the rehab facility, which she described as a beautiful country home.
Faye also recalled how Jackson's reliance on medications coincided with the first time he was accused of child molestation in the early 1990s."Michael had to go on stage every night knowing that the whole world thought he was a pedophile," Faye said, shaking her head and crying.
Faye also recalled an odd incident before his Madison Square Garden performance in 2001. When she went to his hotel room to make up his face before a show, Faye testified that a doctor stopped her and said: "'I just gave Michael a shot, he's going to be asleep for the next five or six hours', I said 'that can't be, he's set to perform'"
She eventually got into his room, woke him up and fed him bagels to keep him awake & ready to perform
The media put Michael Jackson "on display" during his trial, Faye said, wiping tears. During that trial, he would wake, play classical music, watch 3 Stooges, anything that made him happy- before heading to court. Michael took care of his hair and dress but couldn't eat and lost weight, Karen said.
She was with him during the trial. She would do his hair and makeup for the "red carpet" at the courthouse. She would go to Neverland each morning before daybreak to help him wash and dress, she said. "I wanted people to think he still looked good and was still strong," she testified.
"I'd wash his hair in the shampoo bowl (and) blow it dry"They would get on their knees and pray, then hug each other and cry. While Michael tried to be brave, "he couldn't eat. He was afraid", she testified. "The pain got worse. He got thinner. " He wouldn't eat or drink during the trial for fear he had to go to the bathroom; one of the guards would have to escort him. He was too shy.
She said it was a particularly difficult time for him. "He was losing weight," she said. "He couldn't eat because he didn't want to throw up because he had to watch all these people he loved & cared about tell all those lies." He also refused to drink in the mornings because he hated using the courtroom bathroom, she said.
He eventually got so frail that one morning he fell and had to go to the hospital, she said. That event led to the infamous 'pajama' incident, in which he arrived at court in his nightclothes because a judge threatened to send him to jail if he didn't appear immediately.
"There was no time (to change him)," she said, crying and dabbing tears with a tissue. "He went into court without his hair done in his pajamas"
Although he was acquitted, the pressure of the case and media attention took its toll, she told jurors."He couldn't eat," she said. "He was afraid. He was in pain. He got thinner. His physical pain, his back pain, it all kicked in."
Karen Faye said MJ asked her to be on the This is It tour and she said "yes". Panish asks who Faye negotiated with. She says AEG executive Paul Gongaware negotiated her rate to work on tour. Gongaware signed Karen Faye's contract, which was finalized in May of 2009. She was with Jackson a lot during This Is It preparations.
Faye, said she was concerned when she first saw the schedule for Jackson's 50 This Is It shows at London's O2 arena. "On looking at that, I said, 'He can't do this,'" Faye testified. "The shows are far too close together. I knew what he needed between shows. I thought he might last a week." When she raised the matter with show director Kenny Ortega, "he kind of fluffed it off," she said. "Michael's adrenaline and what it takes for him to perform with that much effort and what he himself puts into a show, he needed a lot more time to at least get some rest and sleep, and to be healthy and maintain that kind of longevity," she said.
Panish asked Faye whether Jackson ever expressed concerns about the This Is It production. She says "yes", but AEG objects. The attorneys went into a lengthy sidebar on whether Faye can tell the jury what Jackson's concerns were. AEG argued it's hearsay. Jackson attorneys had to tell Faye not to automatically say what other people told her, especially if AEG objected.
Faye testified that MJ wanted to do the tour for his children. They had never seen him perform. He also wanted to do it for his fans
Michael appeared "very, very excited" in early production meetings, but "the first time he actually got up on stage and rehearsed, I saw the change in him.""The turning point was when he had to get up on stage and actually start performing," she said
She said MJ's skin was very dry, his eyes were dry, he was losing weight & he kept repeating himself
She testified that MJ was showing signs of paranoia. That he had to see her when he was on stage always. He would repeat over and over
She had concerns and expressed those concerns to Kenny Ortega.
Jackson tried to avoid rehearsing for This Is It. Eventually, "they had to make him rehearse," she said. "They're insisting to the point of going to his home"
She said Director Kenny Ortega and AEG CEO Randy Phillips insisted MJ rehearse. AEG executives continued to push Jackson, Faye said. She testified she overheard a phone conversation in which Gongaware told Jackson's assistant to get him out of a locked bathroom and to a rehearsal. He had locked himself in a bathroom at his home, refusing to leave for rehearsals. Faye described Gongaware, AEG Live's co-CEO, as "angry and kind of desperate" "Do you have a key? Do whatever it takes," she said Gongaware screamed.
After a meeting between MJ, Ortega, and Phillips, Faye was told not to follow MJ's instructions anymore. She should show tough love. She said that after Jackson missed several rehearsals, Phillips told her to ignore his instructions.
She became more concerned for Michael's health in the last few days. She forwarded several emails to producers and included her own concerns. Faye testified that Phillips told her at Jackson's funeral that "he tried to do everything he could."Did she believe him, Panish asked. "Sir, Michael Jackson is lying in a casket only a few feet away from me," she said. "I had no words to respond. That's not everything you can do"
She said Jackson was frustrated and after a costume fitting days before his death repeatedly asked her, "Why can't I choose?"
Faye, choking back tears, read portions of an email from one of Jackson's fans that she forwarded to his now deceased manager, Frank Dileo. It described the singer as a skeleton."If we do nothing, he will die," the fan wrote. "I know people who work for him cannot tell him anything. I know his own family tried to help him but he won't listen."Faye said she wrote Dileo that she agreed with the assessment, but the manager never responded in writing. By this point, Jackson was often cold to the touch and was becoming increasingly paranoid. Faye said he became obsessed with her being within sight when he was rehearsing onstage.
Michael appeared paranoid, repeating himself and shivering from chills in his final days, Karen Faye testified. "This was not the man I knew," Karen Faye testified. "He was acting like a person I didn't recognize."
At a rehearsal in mid-June, Jackson was talking to himself, she said. "When I was around, he was repeating himself an awful lot, saying the same thing over and over again."
Faye, who had to touch Jackson when she put on his makeup, said it was "like I was touching ice." At one rehearsal, she covered him with blankets and put a space heater next to him, she said
Faye said she raised her concerns once in June with AEG CEO Randy Phillips. He told her, "Yeah, this is bad. It's not so good. I had to scrape Michael off the floor in London at the announcement because he was so drunk," she said
2014 - Xscape,Michael's 2nd posthumous studio album was released. It was originally scheduled for a May 13th release. American producer Timbaland and now ex-CEO of Epic Records, L.A. Reid executively produced the album, with additional production from Rodney Jerkins, StarGate and John McClain. The deluxe edition features original versions of all 8 songs