The PNG Internship Program Turns Hobbies into Careers

Professional Numismatists Guild pic

Professional Numismatists Guild
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“Kota” Saint Jovite Youngblood oversees operations at Youngblood Metals Mining. Specializing in antique toys and pre-Victorian jewelry, Saint Jovite Youngblood purchases wholesale inventory for coin collectors and antique dealers. Mr. Youngblood belongs to several professional organizations, including the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG).

Since 1955, the PNG has been promoting responsibility, knowledge, and integrity in the rare coin and precious metals field. As part of its mission, the guild maintains various educational opportunities, including an internship program.

The “Promoting Numismatic Growth” internship program grants budding numismatists the chance to turn their hobby into a career. Interns spend three months at PNG-member-owned organizations to gain hands-on experience and knowledge of the field. Once interns have completed the internship program, they are in a better position to find employment and work toward becoming professional numismatists.

Individuals interested in the PNG internship must submit an application. Candidates are expected to complete 100- and 200-level education courses before they are placed with a host dealer. The courses provide candidates with an entry-level understanding of numismatic concepts.

Internship candidates can complete the courses online in less than three months. Candidates then must pass a test to prove they have learned the necessary information. After passing, candidates are given a certificate and placed on a list of approved interns.

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Park City Ski and Snowboarding School Offers Lessons for All Levels

Saint Jovite Youngblood graduated with a BA in 1993 from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, with a business major, mathematics minor, and a 3.7 GPA. In 2010, “Kota” Saint Jovite Youngblood became the president of his own company, Youngblood Metals Mining in Monrovia, California. When he has vacation time, he enjoys spending it with his family snowboarding in Park City, Utah.

 Park City, Utah

Park City, Utah

 

Winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world go to Park City to enjoy some of the best snow and mountains possible. For those who wish to learn or improve their snowboarding, there is the Park City Ski and Snowboarding School. Hosting world-class instructors who are known to infect their students with a contagious enthusiasm, the school offers lessons to beginner, intermediate, and expert level students.

Beginners learn about the basics of snowboarding, such as self-balance, stopping, and how to get up after a fall. A focus on refining fundamentals is the goal in the intermediate classes, where students hone their turn shaping and other skills. Experts will have their strengths identified while refining their techniques and developing new tactics.

A Look at the Various Uses of Rare Earth Metals

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neodymium
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As the president of Youngblood Metals Mining, Kota Saint Jovite Youngblood acts as a middleman and purchaser for a network of coin collectors and antique dealers. In his limited spare time, Saint Jovite Youngblood enjoys learning about rare earth metals and their many applications in the modern world.

The rare earth group consists of 17 elements that are chemically similar and have important roles to play in the production of many electronics. Despite the word “rare” in their name, the elements are actually abundant. However, they can prove very hazardous to extract.

A common rare earth metal is neodymium, which is used to produce powerful magnets used in hard drives and loudspeakers as well as hybrid cars and wind turbines. This element makes products smaller and more efficient. Lanthanum is used in the production of cameras and telescope lenses. Recently, the element has also played a role in carbon lighting in cinema projection.

Praseodymium helps make strong alloys used in aircraft engines and is also found in glass visors worn by welders and glassmakers. Cerium has allowed catalytic converters to function more effectively even at high temperatures. Television and computer screens typically have yttrium, terbium, and/or europium. The latter is also found in nuclear reactors.

A Look at Some of the Best Snowboarding Around Salt Lake City

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The Canyons
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Kota Saint Jovite Youngblood serves as the president of Youngblood Metals Mining. Recreationally, Saint Jovite Youngblood enjoys snowboarding with his wife and two sons, and together they regularly travel to Utah.

Salt Lake City has some of the best snowboarding in the country. Perhaps the most celebrated resort is Snowbird, which has a 3,000-vertical-foot run. Also, the resort can receive nearly 700 inches of snow during the course of a season.

To practice tricks, individuals usually head to Park City, which features the King’s Crown Superpark and two mid-level parks, Pick ‘n’ Shovel and Payday. Also, beginners can learn the basic of park and pipe riding at Jonesy’s.

When people want to get away from the crowds in the Salt Lake City area, they should check out Solitude and The Canyons. On a powder day, individuals can typically get fresh tracks from the very first chair until the end of the day.

Locals tend to head to Brighton, which is the best bet for excellent conditions throughout the entire season. The Millicent and Great Western lifts take people to some of the best freeriding in the country.

Gibson’s Classic Electric Bass Models

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Gibson Electric Guitar
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As head of Youngblood Metals Mining, Kota Saint Jovite Youngblood leads a firm that specializes in the wholesale sourcing of vintage and antique collectibles. Kota Saint Jovite Youngblood enjoys music in his free time and plays Gibson six-string guitars, as well as full-size string basses.

Best known for its electric and acoustic guitars, Gibson also has a long legacy of producing quality bass guitars, including models that helped define blues, soul, and rock n’ roll history. The first model produced was the Gibson bass banjo, which replaced the previously introduced cello banjo. In the early 1950s, Gibson pioneered the EB electric bass, which helped define the emerging rockabilly sound. Shaped like a violin, the EB could be played either upright or horizontally. This type of bass gained recognition when Paul McCartney picked up a violin-shaped Hofner in Germany and started playing it with the Beatles.

The EB was ultimately replaced by the a solid-body EB-0, which was shaped like a Les Paul Junior and had a more familiar guitar configuration. By the mid-1960s, Gibson EB-3s with a built-in fuzz tone were in high demand among emerging rock groups. These models found favor with Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and Jack Bruce of Cream, among many others, and are forever associated with the rock music scene.

Lutetium – A Rare Earth Element With Scientific and Medical Uses

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Lutetium
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Kota Saint Jovite Youngblood leads Youngblood Metals Mining in Southern California and meets the wholesale purchasing needs of diverse collectibles dealers. His areas of focus include rare coins, estate jewelry, vintage toys, and comic books. Kota Saint Jovite Youngblood also has a longstanding interest in precious metals and their practical applications.

The rare earth elements (REE) are a group of 17 metals that are found in quantities that make large-scale mining difficult. Among the rarest of these is lutetium, which also has the distinction of being the hardest and heaviest of the REE. Lacking large-scale industrial uses, lutetium does have use in research endeavors. As an isotope, it can be used as radiation therapy in treating minute, soft tumors.

Lutetium crystals are also employed within medical scans that take measure of the body at the molecular level. The metal’s uses extend to meteorology lasers used in measuring things such as pollution and wind speed. The radioactive isotopes of lutetium are additionally used as catalysts that enable petroleum cracking and diverse polymerization and hydrogenation processes.

Tolkien’s Poem Reveals Galadriel’s Past

J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

 

Kota Saint Jovite Youngblood holds the position of president of Youngblood Metals Mining, a company that sells coins, jewelry, stamps, and other collectibles. Outside of work, Kota Saint Jovite Youngblood is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

A recently rediscovered 70-year-old Tolkien poem presents a somewhat different version of one of Tolkien’s characters from The Lord of the Rings. Originally published in 1945 in the literary journal The Welsh Review, the poem The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, translated as Lord and Lady, depicts a darker side of Queen Galadriel.

The poem tells the story of a couple who cannot have children, so they ask for help from a witch named Corrigan. The witch gives the wife a potion that allows her to give birth to twins. Unfortunately, the witch asks for a price that the couple is not willing to pay – the husband’s love. He refuses and dies, which causes his wife to die of grief.

In The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Corrigan becomes Queen Galadriel. Her motives have changed, yet she is still considered a powerful entity in Middle Earth. HarperCollins is set to republish the out-of-print poem by the end of 2016.

Winterizing a Wooden Instrument

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Winterizing a Wooden Instrument
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Kota Saint Jovite Youngblood owns and manages Youngblood Metals Mining. With an interest in many hobbies, Kota Saint Jovite Youngblood’s specialty is playing any stringed instrument.

During the winter season, hobbyists and musicians must take additional steps to care for their instruments. The ideal temperature for stringed instruments is about 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, while humidity should be 35 to 50 percent. Keeping these conditions constant can be difficult during the cold months.

Because most stringed instruments are made of wood, which can absorb water, temperature and humidity changes can cause wood shrinkage, cracks, neck damage, and seam openings. Here are a few ways wooden-instrument owners can counter possible cold-weather problems.

1. Monitor humidity. Check the weather report for humidity readings or obtain a hygrometer, which measures the relative humidity in an area.

2. Humidify dry air. A humidifier is an effective way of adding moisture to the air where an instrument is stored. However, dry air can still be a concern when the instrument is removed from the humidified space.

3. Close the instrument case properly. This should be the first line of defense for instrument owners. Airtight and padded instrument cases are less prone to problems caused by moist air or dry air.

How Common Are Rare Earth Metals?

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Rare Earth Metals
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Kota Saint Jovite Youngblood serves as president of Youngblood Metals Mining in Monrovia, California. In addition to his work, Kota Saint Jovite Youngblood is interested in rare earth metals (REMs) and their practical uses.

Known in the science community for their benefits in the medical and technological spheres, REMs are 17 elements found in monazite and bastnasite deposits in countries such as India and Madagascar, as well as countries in Africa. The metals are not truly rare, as their name states, but they are less well known than other elements. Most REMs are more common in the earth’ crust than silver, and some are more common than copper.

One of the practical uses of REMs is turning them into heat-resistant magnets. For example, samarium, a rare earth metal, can be mixed with cobalt to form a REM magnet. A second example of a REM with a practical use is erbium, which is used in fiber optic communication cables. Other REMs include cerium, dysprosium, europium, gadolinium, holmium, and lanthanum.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Three Facts

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Lord of the Rings Trilogy
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“Kota” Saint Jovite Youngblood leads as president of Youngblood Metals Mining, a company dedicated to selling coin collectibles and antiques. Aside from his career, Saint Jovite Youngblood is an avid fan of trilogy, The Lord of the Rings.

The Lord of the Rings, authored by JRR Tolkien, was first recreated into a movie in 2001. Following are other facts about the books that fans may find interesting.

Aragorn comes from “halfelves” background.

Formerly “halfelves,” the brothers Elrond and Elros were given a choice to lead their lives as either human or elven. Elrond chose immortality as an elf, while Elros opted to become a human. Aragorn is Elros’ descendant.

Legolas may look different.

The movies showcase Legolas as having long, blonde hair. However, the book’s author never provided a description of the elf. A Huffington Post article suggests Legolas’ portrayal may come from narrative illustrating his father’s appearance.

The “One” was not created by Sauron.

Each race–dwarves, elves, and men–has its own rings. All rings but the “One” were forged by Sauron. The “One,” dedicated to elven society, came from the elf-lord Celebrimbor.