Searching for clues in Hawaii – Aloha Magnum! – Travel

The door of the King Kamehameha Club is open, but you won’t get far if you go inside. “Are you members?” Asks a guardian, “Unfortunately you have to stay outside.” Randy Spangler tries the jovial way: “I worked here once.” No chance.

But even from the entrance you have a good view of the room. The bar with the round tables and rattan chairs, the cave-like low ceiling, the whole, somewhat musty semi-darkness that opens onto a terrace towards the beach, not just any, but rather the Terrace. The light pops in from here, the cloudless sky, the turquoise Pacific with the surfers on top – everything that Waikiki has to offer in terms of radiance in the early morning. The private investigator Magnum was out there, drinking beer from long-necked bottles, trying to get his friends Rick and TC involved in his investigation. In the background bikini beauties with poodle hairstyles strutted through the sand. Back then it was the eighties. They are still in this room today. “Nothing has changed,” says Randy Spangler, “oh, boy!”

It’s been 30 years since Spangler worked here at 2933 Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu. Not as a waiter or bouncer, although he would still have the ideal, impressive stature for the latter job despite his 70 years. Spangler was location manager of the television series “Magnum, pi” – the abbreviation for “private investigator” was omitted in the German version. There were 162 episodes in eight seasons, from 1980 to 1988 in the USA and from 1984 in Germany. At that time, Derrick and the old man were still in charge of the investigation in this country. Difficult to say which of the two commissioners had larger bags under the eyes. And then suddenly Magnum rushed through the evening program in a fire-engine red Ferrari 308 GTS. Straight from Hawaii! Exotic, funny and a bit forbidden, because the airtime is actually too late for children – so: irresistible for a 13-year-old boy who was drawn out into the world.

“Tom has a heart of gold,” says the person who organized the filming locations for the series

Magnum lives in the guest house of Robin Masters as security advisor to the richly bestselling author Robin Masters – much to the annoyance of the over-correct British majordomo Jonathan Higgins. He is particularly bothered by Magnum’s casualness, which also includes his style-defining look: mustache and hair dryer, Hawaiian shirt and chest hair as well as tight, short pants. When looking back at the old episodes, these trousers, you have to keep in mind, look even more abnormal than the shoe-box-sized car phones or the absurd whistle of some action scenes. Much more important, however: Magnum’s self-deprecating off-commentary (“I know exactly what you’re thinking now, and you’re right, but…”), The running gags, the suspense of the cases, the spectacular show value of the locations – that’s today still good. Magnum is naturally likable, not like its big competitors in the 1980s: not as slippery as lifeguard Hasselhoff, not as cocky as Popper cop Don Johnson in “Miami Vice”. How nice that Randy Spangler doesn’t destroy this sentimental idea. He not only knows Magnum, but also its actor Tom Selleck. And he says, “Tom has a heart of gold.”

Randy Spangler’s job was to find the locations. For the King Kamehameha Club, for example. It’s actually a club, but it’s actually called Elks Lodge 616. Even Spangler doesn’t know what the members do. “Something patriotic, charitable,” he suspects. A parking space is reserved for the “Deer of the Year” in the parking lot in front of the club. In addition, Spangler has parked his brand-new, white jeep. The palm logo of a “Pupukea pineapple plantation” is emblazoned on the doors of the car. Below it says: “For official use only.” Spangler explains: “That’s one of my tricks. The jeep looks like the authorities. That’s how you let me through everywhere.”

In addition to Magnum, he has organized locations for dozens of other TV series and films, including “Hawaii Five-0”, “Lost”, “The Hunger Games”, “Godzilla”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Jurassic Park” and ” Jurassic World “. He knows every palm frond on Hawaii’s main island of Oahu. He grew up here. His father was in the army and after the end of World War II had the choice of either being stationed in Germany or in Hawaii. “Well,” says Randy Spangler with a laugh, “I suppose he chose the right place.” After retiring, his father rented out holiday apartments. In the 1960s, television people came looking for locations for the crime series “Hawaii Five-0”. The Spanglers were in business, and Randy has been for 50 years to this day.

He steers his jeep down Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu’s shopping street. Left and right hotels, expensive boutiques, odds and ends, the statue of the surfing god Duke Kahanamoku, surfers with their boards under their arms. “When Tom showed up here with the Ferrari, everyone stopped and took photos,” says Spangler. He stops in front of the wood-paneled entrance to the Hyatt Hotel. “Thousands of people watched him pull up here. The director yelled ‘Cut!’ And at that moment everyone ran up to Tom and pushed him against the wall. The police had to protect him. Crazy!”

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an economical and ecological solution to preserve drinking water

Saving drinking water is a major challenge in the face of global warming: it is therefore everyone’s business. So recovering rainwater for use at home is almost a natural source … Especially in France where we benefit from favorable rainfall.

Written by Jean Marie, on Jul 12, 2020, at 9 h 41 min

The rainwater recovery has many advantages both outside and inside your home. Moreover, more and more individual houses are playing the game of rainwater harvesting by using increasingly ingenious devices to use the water even in the houses. Maybe it’s time to get started?

Why collect rainwater?

By collecting rainwater and if you install a system that allows you to use it indoors, you can do without flushing with potable water. Knowing that a flush represents approximately 5 liters of water, imagine the annual savings that you will achieve.

The ecological benefits of water recovery

In addition, treat the water to water the vegetables and other plants consume energy and treatment products, while it is completely useless for plants.

The plus of the water collector: in summer, if you want to fill a small pool, you have a green and free alternative, which will not prevent you from reusing the pool water to water it afterwards!

Economic recovery: the economic advantages

Collecting rainwater, nothing like it to reduce consumption potable water and therefore better control its water expenditure!

With the permanent rise in price per m3 of water, the rainwater recovery system is an economical, reliable and quickly amortizable solution.

The size of your installation must be according to your needs © ying

Knowing that a French consumer uses on average 150 to 200 liters of water per day and that the water budget for a four-person household is between 500 and 700 euros per year, recovering rainwater is an alternative that saves a significant part of water consumption. Who needs drinking water to water their garden or wash the soil?

Indeed, watering a 200 m² lawn consumes around 700 m³ of water per year. With rainwater from the collector, you can save almost 200 euros.

Read next page: how to choose, what size? water quality

Banner illustration: Collecting rainwater to water the garden, among others – © AjayTvm

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Does eating fat make you fat?

We always associate edible fats and overweight. Is this well justified? We asked our dietician the question: does eating fat make you fat?

Written by Emma, on May 26, 2020, at 12:45 p.m.

There are three important things to know about lipids, the real name for fat. Let’s first put the three into perspective macro nutrients (lipids, carbohydrates, proteins).

Lipids are essential for life

Among them, only one provides more than twice the calories or energy compared to the others: lipids, with 9 kg calories / g. The proteins and carbohydrates only provide 4 kg. calories / g each. So if we eat lipids, we necessarily have more calories.

Lipids have multiple and important roles in our metabolism :

  • They bringenergy and participate in the cell structure, being present in cell membranes.
  • They are precursors of many biological compounds such as bile salts, steroid hormones, etc.

They are therefore essential for the proper functioning of the human body. There are two kinds of lipids.

What are the “ good ” and the ” bad »Fats? © SewCream

The lipids that the body does not make

The so-called “essential” or essential fatty acids which must be provided by food are the polyunsaturated fatty acids : omega-6, omega-3, and DHA. Their recommended nutritional intake (ANC) has been set at 250 mg per day for adults by ANSES, the national health security agency.

The lipids that the body makes in part

Those are the saturated fatty acids, whose diet will just fill in the gaps. Among them, lauric, myristic and palmitic acids, which have negative effects (atherosclerosis) if consumed in excess. ANSES recommends limiting its consumption of saturated fatty acids to 12% of energy intake. The average of French consumption is… 16%.

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Hamburger fries: bad fat, too much salt, poor in vitamins, minerals and fiber © Mei Yi

ANCs in lipids: they have been increased!

One thing is clear: ANSES reassessed the recommended nutritional intake (ANC) in June 2011 by… increasing it!

Since that date, they must represent between 35 to 40% of daily intake, compared to 30 to 35% before 2001.

It is therefore necessary to choose the lipids well increasing the intake of omega-3 and DHA 250 mg / day, and lowering those of saturated fatty acids, and more particularly lauric, myristic and palmitic fatty acids, harmful to health when they are overconsumed, at 12% of ANC.

So what should we answer? Eat fat should you gain weight or not?

YES, eating fatty food makes you fat… When we consume everything at once and much more than normal, that is to say beyond the recommendations of products containing a lot of especially saturated, non-essential fats (the famous triptych of lauric, myristic and palmitic fatty acid), and not enough essential fats (omega-3, omega-6 and DHA).

Where are lauric, myristic and palmitic fatty acids found?

In the palm and copra oils (coconut), and industrial products who can use them: ready meals, pastries, savory and sweet cookies, ready-to-eat dishes, some chocolate derivatives.

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Banner illustration: eating fatty, between pleasure and health hazard © Maria Savenko

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Being green in Boston

It’s beautiful, it’s organic, it’s Boston.

One of the greenest cities in the United States, Boston has promised to replace all its taxis with hybrids, transform its waste into energy and offer more electric motorcycles to move around. What about you? Want to know more about how to bring your green to the building? Here is some info.

The more organic, the better


The ” green attitude “Starts on the plate, you probably know that. This does not necessarily go hand in hand with a meat-free-lactose-free-buttery diet, but rather the quality of the products you buy. You can already pay attention to