Showing posts from December, 2013

Red Lobster a Barometer of Tough Economic Times for Restaurants

Darden told investors it might either sell or spin off into a separate company its Red Lobster division and stop expansion of Olive Garden ... Kim Lopdrup, currently president of Darden, will become chief executive of the seafood dining brand once it’s on its own  [...] To clarify, reports that @RedLobster is closing are false. We’re looking forward to your next visit! For more info: — Darden Restaurants (@Darden_News) December 27, 2013 FALSE ALARM: Rich Jeffers, a spokesman for Darden Restaurants Inc., which owns the chain, said the rumor may have started after the website LA Weekly published a story earlier this week that the company faced an "uncertain future." [...] It's because we can't afford to eat out anymore ... wages increase less than Consumer Price Index [...]

Claire Davis Dies, Girl Shot at Arapahoe High School on Friday, December 13

Claire Davis, 17, was shot in the head by another student with a shotgun at point-blank range at the school on Friday, Dec. 13 2013, according to Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson [...] Student gunman Karl Halverson Pierson, 18, entered the school building on Dec. 13 armed with a shotgun and multiple rounds of ammunition; Claire Davis passed away at 4:29 p.m. local time Saturday, December 21, 2013  [...] One Direction sent video message to Colorado school shooting victim [...] Google search images Claire Davis ... CNN: Vigil before death. Post by Littleton Adventist Hospital .

A Group of High School Students and a 3D Printer Build 4-Year-old Harmony Taylor Peterman a Makerbot Robohand

West Catholic students Tim Liu, 18, and Aimee Kalczuk, 17, spent about two hours in the evenings once a week to build the robohand [...] "I'm going to paint them (nails) pink," said Harmony Taylor/Peterman  [...] See also ...

Ceiling Collapse with Casualties at Apollo Theatre, London

Halfway through the first half of a performance, part of the balcony started creaking before a section of the theatre collapsed. A balcony collapsed and people are reported trapped [...] The theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue was packed for a performance of the Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night-time [...]

"Labels" Pantene Philippines Overtly Feminist and Feminists Don't Like It

Overtly Feminist: A few days ago, the Pantene Philippines' "Labels Against Women" ad went viral in large part because of an endorsement from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who called the ad “one of the most powerful videos” she has ever seen [...] Boss vs Bossy, Persuasive vs Pushy, Dedicated vs Selfish and more gender comparisons with song "Mad World" soundtrack [...]

Mysterious Flu Kills People in Texas, and Chikungunya Infection from Africa Arrives in St. Martin, Caribbean

Mystery flu-like illness has killed four of eight people afflicted in Montgomery County Texas [...] [UNRELATED?] Mosquito-borne chikungunya infection spreads from Africa to St Martin in Caribbean; commonly spread by Aedes aegypti mosquito, which also spreads Dengue Fever [...]

Black Labrador Retriever Dog "Orlando" that Saved Blind Master Must Go for Adoption Because Insurance Stopped

Cecil Williams, 60, was saved by his black Labrador retriever, Orlando, age 11, after Cecil fell onto the tracks from the A-train platform at 125th St, New York City [...] Brave seeing-eye dog loyally leaped to the subway tracks when his owner tumbled off a Harlem platform Wednesday — and they both survived getting run over by a train [...]

Botox Overdose Backlash from Celebs and Everyday Public

Cautionary tales of overindulging with the injectable antiwrinkle treatment of frozen faces of celebrities [...] Botox jabs may cause other wrinkles -- especially at the bridge of the nose [...]

Peter O'Toole, Star of Lawrence of Arabia, Dies Age 81

Oscar-nominated actor Peter O’Toole died yesterday, his agent confirmed Sunday. He was 81 [...] Daughter Kate O’Toole said: 'His family are very appreciative and completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us, during this unhappy time. Thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts [...] Lawrence Of Arabia - Official® Trailer [HD]. Release Date: 10 December 1962.

4-Alarm Fire in Harlem, New York Affects Five Businesses

FDNY officials say Friday the fire was reported at about 7:45 p.m. on W. 145th Street that affected hair salon, church and chapel, and other businesses [...] About 150 firefighters fought a fire at Gospel Spreading Church and the James L. Perkins Memorial Chapel; no immediate report of injuries [...] Crews of 198 firefighters used three tower ladders to put out the fire that destroyed or seriously damaged five businesses [...]

MLB Discusses Banning Home Plate Collisions by 2015

Discussed: Catchers will not be allowed to block home plate; runners will not be permitted to target the catchers [...] Pete Rose/Charlie Hustle, who famously flattened Ray Fosse to score the winning run in the 1970 All-Star game, couldn’t believe Major League Baseball intends to eliminate home-plate collisions by 2015 at the latest: “What are they going to do next, you can’t break up a double play?” [...] Needs MLB Players Association approval [...]

Regarding Breastfeeding Photos ... Yes, Gisele Bundchen, Haters Are Gonna Hate, But There Aren't Many Haters

This photo, most definitely in color, is indeed a beautiful depiction of breastfeeding. It is, in fact, what we as a society should want for every mother -- the ability to feed her child as best she can, do work she loves, and feel supported throughout [...] Media making a big deal out of nothing ... [Not many tweets against the photo.] #BrewonThis Buzz about Gisele Bundchen-but this time it’s for a photo she took while breastfeeding what do you think? — Fox & Friends First (@FoxFriendsFirst) December 12, 2013 "What would I do without this beauty squad after the 15 hours flying and only 3 hours sleep #multitasking #gettinrready Anybody else annoyed with Giselle? Love her support of breast-feeding but I'm not impressed. I fed my kid and did my own hair & make-up. — Dana Lorraine (@_DanaLorraine) December 11, 2013 Giselle breast feeding backlash angers me. Women are unsupportive of both public and private feeding. Give moms a b

Barack Obama, David Cameron, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt Selfies, and a Barack and Michelle Obama Switchie

The media (and everyone else) have reacted, trying to frame Michelle Obama as “angry” or “disapproving” when maybe she wasn’t even paying attention to her husband being silly with his world leader friends ... Salon's Roxanne Gay defends against the media's jumping to conclusions [...] But a picture's worth a thousand words ... Obama takes memorial-service selfie; Michelle declines to participate with her eyes. — New York Magazine (@NYMag) December 10, 2013 Barack Obama, David Cameron, and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt made Selfies at Nelson Mandela's memorial service. Then Barack Obama and Michelle switch places so she is in between the president and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidts [...] This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela's ceremony. — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013 Bush and Obama aboard Air Force One (v

Record Breaking Cold for Earth Occurred August 2010 in Antarctica: -135.3°F, But September 2013 Has Record Warmth

NASA Looks at Satellite Data: Decides Record Low -135 [...] Ice scientist Ted Scambos at the National Snow and Ice Data Center said the new record is "50 degrees colder than anything that has ever been seen in Alaska or Siberia or certainly North Dakota." [...] WARM: Four new all time daily records for the South Pole in September 2013  [...] Sept. 11: Minus 28.3F (minus 33.5C) broke the previous maximum temperature record of minus 30.5F (minus 34.7C) set in 2001. Sept. 12: Minus 28.1F (minus 33.4C) broke the previous maximum temperature record of minus 28.8F (minus 33.8C) set in 2001. Sept. 13: Minus 17.9F (minus 27.7C) broke the previous maximum temperature record of minus 21.3F (minus 29.6C) set in 1983. Sept. 15: Minus 26.7F (minus 32.6C) broke the previous maximum temperature record of minus 42.0F (minus 41.1C) set in 1964.

Malicious Glue on Toilet: Woman Rescued After Stuck to Toilet Seat with Loctite GO2 Glue

Emergency workers were called to the store in Banks County last week to remove a woman glued to a toilet seat, transported to Gainesville, Georgia hospital  [...] A Home Depot store manager found a brown paper sack in the restroom containing a bottle of Loctite GO2 glue after a woman found herself glued to a toilet seat at a Home Depot in Banks Crossing/Commerce, Georgia [...] Now Banks County Sheriff's Office believes she may have glued herself on Thanksgiving Day -- three toilets were smeared with glue, but surveillance video shows no other person entering the bathroom in a reasonable amount of time to have committed a crime involving the glue [...] I am a huge nerd, Super-excited 2 bust into these @LOCTITE_NA glues & fix some stuff!! 1st: broken hair accessories — Jenny Rapson (@jennyitup) May 26, 2013