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Konami code made famous by Contra unlocks secret on the Bank of

The central bank unveiled the design for the new $10 bank note last week to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.The key sequence to unlock the secret is known as the Konami code because it was first included in many games for the Nintendo Entertainment System by the Japanese company of the same name in the late 80s. The code was most famously used in Contra to give the player 30 lives instead of the standard three.The code is: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a.“The Bank of Canada’s web team thought the Konami code was a fun way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation,” Bank of Canada spokeswoman Josianne Menard said.Konami is now, with a few exceptions, mostly out of the business of video games and makes a large portion of its money producing slot machines and other gambling devices.With files from Financial Post OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada has placed an Easter egg on its website promoting the new $10 bill.If visitors to the website enter the right series of keys, it plays the national anthem and fills the screen with a shower of tiny animated banknotes.Government of Canada read more

Kangol manufacturer brings hatmaking machines back to US

by The Associated Press Posted Sep 9, 2016 1:37 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 9, 2016 at 2:27 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ADAMSTOWN, Pa. – A Pennsylvania company that produces a style of hats made famous by actor Samuel L. Jackson and rappers has moved its hat-making machines from China to Lancaster County.The Reading Eagle (http://bit.ly/2cd0MEB ) reports that Bollman Hat Co. recently began production of Kangol hats after moving its specialized knitting machines to Adamstown.The company raised more than $100,000 during a Kickstarter fundraising campaign last year that featured a video in which Jackson appeared, wearing a T-shirt that said: “Motherfunder.”It also received about $160,000 in state grants and tax credits in August. Chief executive Don Rongione says the cost of buying, shipping and setting up the machines was more than $1 million.The company now has 85 knitting machines, with 10 that are operating.___Information from: Reading Eagle, http://www.readingeagle.com/ Kangol manufacturer brings hat-making machines back to US read more