Jared Abrahamson talks Branching Out as Trevor on Travelers

first_img Twitter The tension on Travelers is rising to epic proportions this week following the conclusion of “Donner,” where a possible rise of new rogue Travelers was hinted at. Meanwhile their personal lives are making it even harder to stay on mission, from Carly’s (Nesta Cooper) baby-daddy problem and Marcy’s (Mackenzie Porter) uncertain feelings for David (Patrick Gilmore) to MacLaren’s wife suspecting he’s having an affair.Monday night’s episode “Bishop” sends MacLaren 20,000 feet up in the air for a mysterious mission surrounding a congressman involved in the creation of a new pipeline, while Carly struggles to find work thanks to interference from her ex-abuser Jeff (J. Alex Brinson).Trevor (Jared Abrahamson), meanwhile, has to deal with a problem of his own when his father (William MacDonald), or Gary, as he continues to call him, confronts him about his missed tests and how their relationship has changed recently. The TV Junkies spoke with Abrahamson about his role as a spiritual and sweet Trevor and how he almost missed the opportunity altogether. Login/Register With: “I wasn’t interested [in pilots] at the time,” says Abrahamson, who was in the midst of filming Hello, Destroyer, an independent film about a young, troubled hockey player. It wasn’t until his agent insisted he give the show a chance did he pick up the script. “Once I read it I was all-in.” Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisementlast_img

Dimple to file nomination from Kannauj LS seat

first_imgKannauj (Uttar Pradesh): Samajwadi Party leader and parliamentarian Dimple Yadav will file her nomination on Saturday from here. She is seeking re-election from the Kannauj parliamentary seat and is the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party candidate. Samajwadi Party (SP) chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will be accompanying his wife Dimple Yadav, who was first elected from Kannauj in 2012 in the bypolls. The Yadav couple accompanied by politician-actress Jaya Bachchan has already left for Kannauj from Lucknow. They were headed down the Expressway, SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said. There will be a roadshow around after they reach the party office here ahead of the filing of nominations, he added. Polling for the Kannauj Lok Sabha seat will be held in the fourth phase on April 29.last_img

UN genocide tribunal refers case to Rwandan court system for first time

28 June 2011The United Nations war crimes tribunal set up to try masterminds of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda today for the first time referred a case to be tried by the country’s national judicial system. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) referred the case of Jean Uwinkindi, a former pastor, who is accused of being responsible for attacks of ethnic Tutsis in his church in the Kigali-Rural prefecture and other areas during the genocide.The ICTR’s referral chamber said it was convinced that, based on evidence, Rwanda had the ability to accept and prosecute Mr. Uwinkindi’s case.“In reaching its decision, the chamber noted that Rwanda had made material changes in its laws and had indicated its capacity and willingness to prosecute cases referred by ICTR adhering to internationally recognized fair trial standards enshrined in the ICTR Statute and other human rights instruments,” the tribunal said in a statement to the media.The chamber said it had found that issues which concerned previous referral chamber, including the availability of witnesses and their protection, had been addressed to some degree.It requested the registrar of ICTR to appoint the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights to monitor Mr. Uwinkindi’s trial in Rwanda and bring to the attention of the tribunal’s president any potential issues that may arise in the course of the trial.Mr. Uwinkindi’s indictment includes counts of genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, and extermination as a crime against humanity. He was arrested in Uganda in June last year and transferred to the ICTR detention facility in the northern Tanzanian town of Arusha, where the tribunal is based.

Baggage handlers at Pearson Airport could strike Thursday

Roughly 700 unionized baggage handlers at Toronto Pearson International Airport could walk-off the job Thursday.Swissport baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and ground crews could go on strike at 9:30 p.m. if an agreement is not reached between the company and Teamsters Local 419, the union representing workers.The union has asked its members to reject the company’s final offer.Swissport workers service 30 of the 74 airlines at Toronto Pearson International Airport including Canjet, Air Transat, British Airways and Air France.Baggage handlers at Pearson make an average of 14 dollars and 30 cents an hour. Pearson Airport does have a contingency program in the event the strike does take place.

FedEx 2Q profit up 14 pct but misses estimates as shippers choose

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MINNEAPOLIS – FedEx’s second-quarter profit missed analyst expectations as customers continued to shift toward cheaper ground-shipping options and away from overnight air.The shipping company’s net income rose 14 per cent, in large part because Superstorm Sandy hurt business a year earlier.FedEx earned $500 million, or $1.57 per share, for the quarter that ended Nov. 30. Analysts had been expecting $1.64 per share.A year earlier it earned $438 million, or $1.39 per share. It said Superstorm Sandy hurt last year’s profit by 11 cents per share.Revenue rose 3 per cent to $11.4 billion, which was slightly less than analysts were expecting. Revenue a year earlier was $11.11 billion.Shipping companies have been dealing with a slow-growth economy, and FedEx has seen some customers shift toward slower, cheaper ground options instead of overnight.Revenue and U.S. volume both fell slightly in FedEx’s express unit, which handles overnight shipments and is the company’s largest division. Ground shipping revenue rose 10 per cent, and freight revenue was up 4 per cent.Rate increases helped to offset lower fuel surcharges, and cost-cutting caused Express operating profits to rise.FedEx also noted that shipments for online orders after Thanksgiving will fall into this year’s third quarter, instead of the second quarter.FedEx raised its full-year profit outlook slightly, saying it now expects net income to rise 8 per cent to 13 per cent, one percentage point more than it previously expected. That would work out to $6.73 to $7.10 per share. Analysts were expecting $7.04 per share.Shares of Memphis, Tenn.-based FedEx Corp. fell 11 cents to $138.98 in premarket trading. by Joshua Freed, The Associated Press Posted Dec 18, 2013 5:55 am MDT FedEx 2Q profit up 14 pct but misses estimates as shippers choose cheaper ground options

Clemson in 4th playoff draws Notre Dame in Cotton Bowl

ARLINGTON, Texas — Clemson is getting a new bowl experience and a playoff first-timer for its fourth consecutive College Football Playoff appearance.The ACC champion Tigers (13-0, No. 2 CFP) will play Notre Dame (12-0, No. 3 CFP) in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29 at AT&T Stadium.While Notre Dame is the first independent team to make the playoff, the Irish went undefeated with 10 wins over Power Five teams.Clemson has never played in the Cotton Bowl, or at the home stadium of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys that hosted the first national championship game in the CFP era four years ago and last was a semifinal game three years ago when Alabama beat Michigan State 38-0.Notre Dame last played in the Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Day 1994, beating Texas A&M when the game was still in its namesake stadium about 20 miles away at the site of the State Fair of Texas. The Fighting Irish are 5-2 in Cotton Bowl games.The Irish were off Saturday when Clemson was beating Pittsburgh 42-10 to win its fourth consecutive ACC championship game exactly 10 years after Dabo Swinney was hired as the Tigers coach.After not making the first playoff in 2014, Clemson is in the final four for the fourth year in a row. The Tigers made it to the championship game in 2015 and 2016, losing to Alabama the first time before beating the Crimson Tide two years ago.SEC champion Alabama (13-0, No. 1 CFP), the only team that has made the playoff every year, plays Oklahoma (12-1, No. 4 CFP) in the other semifinal game Dec. 29 in the Orange Bowl. The Sooners won the Big 12 championship over Texas on Saturday at AT&T Stadium.The semifinal winners play in the national championship game Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California.The Fighting Irish have played at AT&T Stadium once, beating Arizona State 37-34 in October 2013.Notre Dame has its first undefeated regular season since 2012 when the Irish were 12-0 before losing 42-14 to Alabama in the BCS national championship game.This will be only the fourth meeting between Clemson and Notre Dame, the first in a bowl game. The Irish won the first meeting in 1977, while the Tigers won matchups in 1979 and 2015.In that last matchup, then-No. 12 Clemson beat No. 6 Notre Dame 24-22 in heavy rains from Hurricane Joaquin as it impacted the East Coast that October day. Deshaun Watson threw two TDs and ran for another score.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Stephen Hawkins, The Associated Press

Bucyrus celebrates 10 years of successful coal plow operation in China

first_imgBucyrus automated plow systems have just completed ten years of successful operation in a number of Tiefa mines located in the northern Chinese province of Liaoning. The first Gleithobel plow commenced operation in January 2001 and is still in operation today. This was the first automated plow system in China. Equipped with 2 x 315 kW drives and designed for cutting very hard coal, the plow operates on a 200-m face with a seam height of 1.25 m. Bucyrus’s modern, automated plow systems are making a significant contribution to the coal production throughout the world, in countries including China, Russia, Czech Republic, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Poland, Ukraine, and the US.Since a former Bucyrus company invented the plow in 1937, Bucyrus has stayed on the cutting edge of plow technology by adding numerous new features as well as boosting installed power to allow faster extraction. In contrast to a shearer – which requires considerable height to operate – the very compact plow can practically operate in seams as low as 0.8 m. Bucyrus offers two types of plow: The Reisshaken or base-plate plow designed for extremely thin seams and the Bucyrus Gleithobel (GH or gliding plow), the world’s most powerful longwall mining system for maximum productivity and minimum cost of ownership in medium and thin seams – even in hard coal. Bucyrus plow longwalls can be fully automated with no operator required at the face. This not only enhances productivity, but is also a great safety feature.Over time Bucyrus plow systems have shattered world production records for thin-seam longwall production and productivity – and the combination of this experience, ongoing R&D and a passion for continuous improvement maintains Bucyrus’s world leadership in this specialised area of coal mining. Today, Bucyrus automated plow systems provide reliable and superbly engineered mining technology. With installed power of up to 2 x 800 kW, Bucyrus plows extract coal at rates of up to 3,500 t/h.As one example, on August 25, 2010 a Bucyrus Gleithobel® GH1600 plow with an installed power of 2 x 800 kW achieved the European daily output record respectively world record for road ways with arch supports of 16,894 t in Bogdanka’s mine Puchaczów in Poland (See International Mining’s March 2011 issue for a full report on that mine). And back in May 2000, US Steel’s Pinnacle mine – the world’s first fully automated longwall face – achieved the still existing world record for rectangular gate roads of 20,593 t/d using a Bucyrus Gleithobel plow with only 2 x 400 kW of installed power. The mine is now owned by Cleveland Cliffs and Bucyrus’ new GH 1600 Gleithobel plow system with 2 x 630 kW of installed power has started operation not too long ago with the expectation to set yet another world record.Incremental plowing – a feature offered from a single-source supplier only by Bucyrus – means that the plow cuts to an exactly defined depth, regardless of coal hardness, seam structure and faults. Bucyrus says “competitors’ systems only allow the DA ram pressure to be set; with the result that cutting depth varies with coal hardness.” Bucyrus horizon control ensures that the plow does not dig or climb unless required by the seam geology.Sophisticated technology is also used to protect the plow chain from overload. Power consumption of motors is constantly monitored to allow load sharing between the individual drives. Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) motors are now available; allowing the plow speed to be varied between 0 and 120% of nominal, while maintaining constant torque throughout a broad speed range. Also, an innovative shock absorber – an elastic coupling installed between the chain and the plow sledge – reduces peak forces applied to the chain.As a result of their unique features and high performance, Bucyrus automated plow systems are the preferred mining method for seams below 1.8 m.last_img

State companies should exist on a level playing field Rabbitte

first_imgSTATE-OWNED COMPANIES should not be exempt from Freedom of Information requests, a senior cabinet minister has said.Speaking today at a conference on corporate governance, the Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte said that the government was taking steps to change the culture surrounding information in Ireland.He said that State-owned companies, including those in water, should fall under the laws.“In relation to freedom of information, I should mention that we all recognise the need for commercial State-owned companies to operate on a level playing field with their competitors.“However, my colleague Brendan Howlin asked me to consider whether the same justification could be applied for the exclusion of the commercial companies, ESB Networks, Ervia and Eirgrid, that operate as monopolies – in other words, without direct commercial competition. I have given some thought to that issue and I don’t find the argument for not extending the freedom of information legislation to the three State-owned monopoly network companies operating in water, gas and electricity very persuasive. I have said as much to Minister Howlin.Rabbitte added that there needed to be systems to hold politicians and civil servants accountable.“In addition, I have more than once previously highlighted a need to reassess how the Government, civil servants and individual ministers can become accountable to the Oireachtas in a meaningful way for the actions they take.”Read: Nama pays developers €11 million every year in wageslast_img

Man rescued after being found clinging to his kayak off Cork coast

first_imgMan rescued after being found clinging to his kayak off Cork coast today The kayaker was in the water for 45 minutes before he was rescued. Image: Rollingnews.ie Sunday 19 Feb 2017, 6:58 PM Image: Rollingnews.ie http://jrnl.ie/3248190 27,339 Views Short URL Share194 Tweet Email1 Feb 19th 2017, 6:58 PM A MAN WAS rescued today after he was found by the Youghal RNLI clinging to his kayak off Redbarn beach in Cork.His kayak had been tipped over and he was said to have been in serious difficulty.The RNLI said they had no doubt that a “life was saved”.A member of the Youghal coast guard had been driving by the beach and saw what looked like someone in difficulty in the water. Another member of the public also raised the alarm.The RNLI received the call, and a volunteer crew was dispatched at 2pm today.The lifeboat crew saw the kayaker clinging to the board that he’d fallen from. He was unable to get back into the kayak, and had been in the cold sea for almost 45 minutes before the crew made it to him and rescued him.The man was showing signs of hypothermia and was attended to by a doctor from the East Cork Rapid Response. He has since been transferred to Cork University Hospital.The RNLI said that the fact he was wearing a lifejacket was vital.Derry Walsh, Youghal RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: “The kayaker who was wearing a lifejacket when he got into difficulty this afternoon, had been in the water for a long time before he was spotted and he was suffering from hypothermia when we reached him.Time was of the essence and I have no doubt that a life was saved.“Our crew responded rapidly and used their skills and training to administer casualty care. The kayaker was lucky today and all at Youghal RNLI would like to wish him a speedy recovery following his ordeal.”Read: Man dies in hospital after falling into Lough DergRead: ‘It’s what we do’ – Husband of Coast Guard volunteer back on the water after her death 17 Comments By Sean Murray Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img

Turkey plans to construct nuke plant in occupied Cyprus

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Ankara’s energy plans include the construction of a Russian-type nuclear plant in the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus, according to English-speaking Turkish daily “Hurriyet Daily News”, citing a board member of the country’s chamber of mechanical engineers. In an article dated July 20, it is underlined that the general plan provides for the construction of a nuclear plant in occupied northern Cyprus or laying underwater cables from Turkey. The newspaper published statements by Haluk Direskeneli, a board member of the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers and head of its energy committee, who said that “Russia’s barge-mounted nuclear power plant might be built in northern Cyprus,” adding that such a facility would generate electricity “not only for the Turkish part (of the divided island), but also the Greek part.” He also said that “the idea of a nuclear power plant in northern Cyprus was brought up at a seminar in the British Council’s Ankara office on January 16, 2007, attended mainly by academics.” The newspaper writes that the nuclear plant plan was confirmed by the Turkish Cypriot sources as well. A few days ago, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz had referred to “a plan” on which Ankara was working for the past two or three years focusing on the transfer of power across the sea to Cyprus. Source: Athens Newslast_img

Milan Pavkov Scoring twice against Liverpool is a dream come true

first_imgGoal hero Milan Pavkov admits sleep may be hard to come by after his double secured Red Star Belgrade a shock 2-0 win over LiverpoolThe 24-year-old forward cost only £3,000 in 2017 for Red Star compared to a Liverpool side which had spent over €180m in the summer.But it was Pavkov’s quick-fire double in the first half that proved to be the difference as Red Star became the first Serbian club to win a Champions League game.Pavkov’s second goal of the night was particularly good (see the video below) where his long-range effort thrashed past Alisson Becker.“I was hoping for this,” Pavkov told UEFA.com.“I said earlier that I’d like to score against Liverpool and it came true. I even scored twice.“Sleep? I won’t. I can’t sleep after some league games, let alone this one.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Maybe not the next two or three nights.“But I will have to sleep in the morning because we have an important game this weekend.”Red Star remains fourth in Group C on four points, but are two points off from reaching a knockout spot.The Serbians will take a trip to Napoli next time out on November 28.GOAL: Pavkov again — Red Star vs Liverpool 2-0 pic.twitter.com/llvbWszk9D— Tom vdm (@TVDMolen) November 6, 2018last_img

Harpreet Talwar Aka Kabir Talwar – The Numero Uno In The Clubbing

first_imgHarpreet Talwar aka Kabir Talwar is one of the most successful entrepreneurs and top names in the clubbing business. He is the owner of many popular clubs like RSVP, Jazbaa and Play Boy Club in India’s capital city, New Delhi. The restaurant and clubs, Jazbaa and Playboy Club are at the 5-star Samrat Hotel under his firm Fit Fresh Food (India). He graduated from Delhi University with having a financial family background. The Fit Fresh Food (India) was launched by him under which they acquired RSVP, Jazbaa and Playboy Club. Apart from this, he also owns companies which have expertise in importing furniture, footwear, and jewellery.When asked about his firm Fit Fresh Food, he said, “Fit Fresh Food offers a complete dining and lounging experience and is dedicated to offering a premium experimental dining experience to its clientele. In this new era of fitness consciousness, we offer people healthy-eating options which are our major plus point.” He added a feather in his cap when he received the Times Power Icon Award for Fit Fresh Food for his immense contribution to food and nightlife by the Times Group in 2018.He has become a monopoly when it comes to clubs and is considered as one of the most successful entrepreneurs. Recently, Harpreet Talwar even joined hands with rapper Emiway Bantai at the former’s Playboy Club in New Delhi. In such a competitive world, Harpreet stands out of all when it comes to the clubbing business. Having any weekend plans? Book your tables and have the best time of your life at any of his clubs in the capital city.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img

Semiflexible modelbased analysis of cell adhesion to hydrogels

first_img (a) Representation of 2 types of hydrogel constructs evaluated in this study. (b,c) Adhesion of HUVEC cells on collagen and fibrin gels onto top surfaces of 2D hydrogel-coated plates (b) and bulk hydrogel (c), which is measured by CCK-8 assay 2 hrs after seeding. Credit: Scientific Reports, doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-38951-7 Journal information: Scientific Reports Schematic representation of methods for characterizing the physical properties of hydrogel: the bulk stiffness of hydrogel and chain flexibility in viscoelastic networks through the semi-flexible model. Credit: Scientific Reports, doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-38951-7 (a) Representation of 3D bulk hydrogel constructs (b) The inner surface of hollow channels in which the images were captured 24 hrs after seeding. (c) The fraction of cell lining as quantification of cell adhesion. Credit: Scientific Reports, doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-38951-7 More information: Jooyoung Lee et al. Effect of chain flexibility on cell adhesion: Semi-flexible model-based analysis of cell adhesion to hydrogels, Scientific Reports (2019). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-38951-7 D. E. Discher. Tissue Cells Feel and Respond to the Stiffness of Their Substrate, Science (2005). DOI: 10.1126/science.1116995 Stéphanie M. C. Bruekers et al. Fibrin-fiber architecture influences cell spreading and differentiation, Cell Adhesion & Migration (2016). DOI: 10.1080/19336918.2016.1151607 Jordan S. Miller et al. Rapid casting of patterned vascular networks for perfusable engineered three-dimensional tissues, Nature Materials (2012). DOI: 10.1038/nmat3357 They introduced a new method of semi-flexible, model-based analysis to confirm that chain flexibility mediated the hydrogel microstructure as a critical factor that allowed cell adhesion at the cell-material interface. The analysis proposed in the study is able to more accurately predict biocompatibility (cytocompatibility) of hydrogels. Results of the work now published in Scientific Reports, provide an important criterion for polymer design and development by enhancing biocompatibility and biofunctionalization at the cell-material interface for biomedical applications in vivo. Hydrogels are made of polymer networks swollen with water and have applications in drug delivery and tissue engineering. Cell-material adhesion is crucial for in vivo biocompatibility and most studies have tested cell behavior by analyzing bulk stiffness of the materials composition. Nevertheless, communication between cells at the hydrogel surface remains to be accurately understood. The FDA approved natural polymers collagen and fibrin, provide excellent biocompatibility for biomedical applications. Also known as semi-flexible polymers, they do not comply with models of flexible chain solutions or rigid-rod networks. The semi-flexible model allows the prediction of chain flexibility of polymer networks by experimentally scaling the elastic plateau modulus. In the experimental setup, the scientists prepared a variety of collagen and fibrin constructs, to test cell adhesion without gravity effects. They controlled hydrogel stiffness using incremental concentrations of each component and quantified the stress-strain relationship based on axial (tensile or compressive) and rotational (shear) stress. To measure the rheological properties of the hydrogels, the scientists used a stress controlled rheometer. They then measured the compressive modulus for tensile testing with a universal testing machine. To investigate surface topography, the scientists used an atomic force microscope, followed by microindentation to measure the Young’s modulus (E) of the hydrogels, where they calculated average (E) using JPK data processing software. Lee and Song et al. believe the study was a first to investigate cell adhesion onto hydrogels using the slope of elasticity of model semi-flexible polymers. , Science Analysis of chain flexibility of hydrogel: (a) power-law scaling of plateau modulus with a concentration of hydrogel for collagen and fibrin. Dash lines are the results of fits to power law equation G’p=cv and microstructure of two representative samples of 0.5% concentration each in collagen and fibrin. (b) cell surface marker, CD31, after cells seeded for 2 hours for two representative samples of collagen and fibrin (0.5% concentration). Credit: Scientific Reports, doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-38951-7 Lee and Song et al. then used 3-D lumen structures of hydrogels to clarify the rate of cell adhesion on collagen and fibrin gels. They observed the cells were better attached to collagen compared to fibrin gels. Cell adhesion phenotypes were also much clearer read more

The Strange Saga of how Ronald McDonald Became a Fast Food Phenomenon

first_imgHe’s one of the most iconic figures of the fast food world, easily recognizable all over the globe, but Ronald McDonald, the red-headed clown we all know and love as the face of McDonald’s, actually has quite a strange and almost unnerving past in many ways. There’s a lot the world doesn’t know about Ronald McDonald, from his interesting origins right up to modern calls for the character to be retired and removed altogether.Countless people eat at McDonald’s each and every day, but few know the origin story of the company’s mascot. In actual fact, as told by The Joy Boys, the original clown associated with the Big Mac brand was Bozo.Huge inflatable Ronald McDonald sits atop a McDonald’s fast food restaurantBozo the Clown was a very popular children’s TV character and entertainer, especially in the 1960s. He was used to help sell more McDonald’s burgers at the time, but Bozo eventually went off the air and was swiftly replaced with a new yet familiar clown: Ronald McDonald.At the beginning, the character of Ronald McDonald was only used for promotional purposes in the Washington DC area. He was created and portrayed by Willard Scott, who had also played Bozo.Cooky (Roy Brown) and Bozo (Bob Bell) on WGN-TV Chicago’s Bozo’s Circus in 1976Tragically for Scott, when Ray Kroc, one of the higher-ups at McDonald’s, decided to make Ronald a national name, the actor and character creator was cast aside. He ended up getting no credit or royalties for creating such an iconic character, and had to wait until 2000 when a McDonald’s regional president finally issued a thank you.And what about Grimace, the bizarre amorphous blob who serves as Ronald McDonald’s best buddy? Well, while modern-day Grimace is seen as quite a cute and friendly figure, the original character was actually known as Evil Grimace and was cast as Ronald’s arch-nemesis.Roger Bowers as “Bozo The Clown”. Photo by Rogerbozo CC BY-SA 4.0He also used to have arms, but the character creators quickly seemed to change their minds, slicing off a couple of Grimace’s arms in a redesign and rebranding him as a good guy.The 1970s saw McDonald’s showing us a little more of Ronald’s backstory. Fans of the fast food franchise were introduced to McDonaldland. A trippy, colorful world with lots of psychedelic imagery, McDonaldland was filled with strange creations and all sorts of subliminal messages designed to encourage kids to crave more burgers and fries. McDonald’s originally introduced this fantasy-land in ads, but later developed short cartoon episodes and adventures set there.McDonaldland was weird in many ways, but it was particularly offensive to two people in particular: Sid and Marty Krofft. The Kroffts are best-known as the creators of H.R. Pufnstuf, the popular kids’ TV show of the 70s.“Postcard photo of the main cast of Chicago’s Bozo’s Circus. From left: Ringmaster Ned (Ned Locke), Mr. Bob (bandleader Bob Trendler), Bozo (Bob Bell), Oliver O. Oliver (Ray Rayner), Sandy (Don Sandburg)”They were actually approached by McDonald’s to design McDonaldland, but McDonald’s later called the whole thing off. Then, just a short while later, they revealed McDonaldland, with some characters and designs that seemed to have been taken straight from the Kroffts. They sued McDonald’s and ended up with over a million dollars.And that wasn’t the only lawsuit to be associated with Ronald McDonald over the years. In fact, as the Seattle Times reports, McDonald’s actually sued a restaurant called McDonald’s Family Restaurant in Illinois, which was actually owned by a man named Ronald McDonald. He’d opened his restaurant back in the 1950s, but McDonald’s got angry at the idea of someone using the same name.In the end, the family restaurant won the battle against the fast food giant, and Ronald himself said that his customers didn’t like McDonald’s burgers anyway.Ray Kroc standing outside McDonald’s. Photo by Bettmann /Getty ImagesAs times changed, so too did the many representations of Ronald McDonald. In the 1980s and 90s, as video games were starting to take off, McDonald’s actually got involved in the industry of Pac-Man and Super Mario, launching a few McDonald’s games of their own like McDonald’s Treasure Land Adventure for the Sega Genesis, and MC Kids.The weirdest of all, however, was the Japan-only release entitled Donald Land, in which Ronald has to battle hordes of evil beasts and a clown to save his brainwashed buddies.Bangkok, Thailand – McDonald’s restaurant has operated in Thailand since 1985The games weren’t great, but they were nothing compared to Ronald’s cinematic exploits in the dreadful 1988 release, Mac and Me. Widely considered one of the worst films ever made, Mac and Me is a shameless rip-off of Steven Spielberg’s ET the Extra-Terrestrial, filled up with McDonald’s and Coca-Cola product placement. It received awful reviews and has been relegated to bargain read more

Mysterious Woman Throws Out Vintage Apple Computer Worth 200000

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. June 1, 2015 One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Or in this case, one woman’s trash is actually a rare, vintage Apple-1 computer, one of only 200 originals built by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne that recently fetched $200,000 in an online auction.NBC Bay Area is reporting that an older woman, between the age of 60 and 70, dropped off the computer, buried in a box of discarded electronics, at CleanBayArea’s recycling center in Milpitas, Calif., about a month ago.Related: 5 Awesomely Entrepreneurial Artifacts That Will Soon Live at the SmithsonianLater discovered by a recycling manager sorting through the boxes, the Apple-1 computer – which was built in 1976 and was originally priced at $666.66 – was put up for auction, and sold for $200,000 (a considerable sum, but also considerably less than the $905,000 another Apple-1 computer recently fetched at a New York auction).The recycling company is now searching for the woman so it can give her $100,000, or half the proceeds from the sale.”We couldn’t believe our eyes, we thought it was fake. It was real,” Victor Gichun, CleanBayArea’s vice president told NBC Bay Area.Only in Silicon Valley.Related: Vintage Apple 1 Computer Auctioned Off for Record-Setting $905,000 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img

VIDEO Editors Choice of the Most Innovative New Imaging Technology at RSNA

first_imgVideos | RSNA 2017 | December 20, 2017 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Imaging Technology at RSNA 2017 Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, interventional radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, editor of IR Quarterly for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and on the Board of Directors for the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, explained how artificial intelligence (AI) can assist in pediatric imaging and the pitfalls of training AI systems. He spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference. Deep learning algorithms require large amounts of patient case data to train the systems to read medical images automatically without human intervention. However, in pediatrics, there are often much lower numbers of normal and abnormal scans that can be used compared to vast amounts of adult exams available. This makes it difficult to train systems, so AI developers are coming up with innovative new ways to train their software. Compounding issues with training pediatric imaging AI is that the normal ranges change very quickly for young children due to their rapid development. He explained what is normal for a 2-year-old may not be normal for a 5-year-old.Desai and other pediatric physicians who spoke at the conference said AI could have a big impact on pediatric imaging where there are not enough specialists for the increasing image volumes. Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes read more

Senegal votes to do away with Senate to save money

first_img 0 Comments   Share   DAKAR, Senegal (AP) – Senegalese lawmakers, who are divided between a 150-seat national assembly and a 100-seat senate, voted to do away with the senate, passing a law which dissolves the institution in order to save an estimated $15 million.Minister of Justice Aminata Toure explained that the suppression Tuesday of the senate is intended to curb government spending, and will provide the cash needed to help the victims of the yearly rains which have left thousands homeless. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Unlike the national assembly, the senate is a relatively recent institution, and has become a symbol of government waste. It’s been frequently pilloried and described as an instrument of cronyism, a way to reward loyal party workers who did not get elected to the larger national assembly. Around half the senators are directly appointed by the president.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories center_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day 4 must play golf courses in Arizona 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finisheslast_img

European Parliament EU must do more to counter Russia

first_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Parliament member Gabrielius Landsbergis said Russia’s annexation of Crimea and continued “aggression” against Ukraine have brought relations with Europe to a crossroads.Landsbergis said, “It is up to the Kremlin to decide now which way it will go — cooperation or deepening alienation.”EU heads of state and government will discuss the bloc’s policy toward Russia when they hold a summit meeting in Brussels on June 25-26.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories Sponsored Stories 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Comments   Share   The difference between men and women when it comes to pain STRASBOURG, France (AP) — European Parliament members say Russia is no longer acting like a strategic partner of the European Union, and the EU must do more to oppose Russia’s “aggressive and divisive policies.”By a 494-to-135 vote, the parliament called Wednesday on the EU’s executive arm to spend more to counter what it called Russian misinformation and propaganda, and to help independent citizens’ groups inside Russia. 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img

Travelport Travel Counsellors GDS deal

first_imgThe multi-year partnership will see 1,250 Travel Counsellors agents gain personalised access to the latest version of the Travelport SmartPoint desktop. Travel Counsellors’ agents will be available around the clock, via the innovative Travelport Mobile Agent application, which is ideally designed to suit the group’s flexible working model. Travel Counsellors has signed its first ever global distribution system (GDS) agreement with long-term collaborator Travelport. “The integration of Travelport into our in-house dynamic packaging system has enabled us to offer our Travel Counsellors the most advanced and comprehensive technology in the industry,” Travel Counsellors managing director Steve Byrne said. Source = ETB News: P.T.last_img

Remand for suspect in 100000 nutty fraud

first_imgA 40-year-old Lithuanian man was remanded in custody for four days on Friday on suspicion of defrauding a Russian businessman of close to $107,000 (€93,000) in 2013.The suspect, a permanent resident of Peyia, was arrested at Larnaca airport on Thursday on an arrest warrants issued last year.The case was initially reported to police in November, 2015, but when officers went looking for the suspect, they found out he had left the country for an unknown destination.Financial crime investigator, Sergeant Athina Pambori, told the Nicosia court the money was part of a $5m deal to purchase nuts.The initial transaction concerned 24 tonnes of Iranian pistachios for $213,900. The Russian businessman transferred half the money to an account in Piraeus Bank. He was sent an invoice along with other paperwork but two-three months later and the nuts failed to show up.It was followed by an exchange of messages and phone calls between the two until the businessman demanded to have his money returned.The suspect promised to return the money but again to no avail.He was arrested at 7.47pm on Thursday at Larnaca airport and transferred to Nicosia.He denied the accusations verbally but has not given a formal statement yet. You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img