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Fashion Police

Fashion Police was an American television series that premiered on September 10, 2010, on E!. It was hosted by Joan Rivers and featured panelists George Kotsiopoulos, Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne commenting on celebrity fashions. Following the death of Joan Rivers, the show went on a 5-month-long hiatus until August 31, 2015 with Melissa Rivers as the new co-host with Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski both returning, it was announced by the E! Network on October 18 that the series would be cancelled, with a series finale airing on November 27, 2017. In 2010, the series returned to E! with the program running the day after events, rather than airing live from the red carpet. The series became a weekly program on September 10, 2010, where they continued to discuss the dos and don'ts of celebrity fashion; the show started as a half-hour program but expanded to one hour on March 9, 2012. Rivers died on September 4, 2014. On December 1, 2014, E! announced that comedian Kathy Griffin would replace Rivers as host starting in January 2015.

She was joined by celebrity fashion stylist Brad Goreski. Griffin's debut episode, following the 2015 Golden Globes, was watched by 912,000 viewers; the episode following the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards, on January 26, 2015, was watched by 686,000 viewers. Kathy Griffin succeeded Rivers after a three-month hiatus following Rivers's death in September 2014, while Brad Goreski replaced Kotsiopoulos upon its relaunch. Osbourne departed the program in late February 2015 after the February 23rd post-Oscars special show, citing her decision to "pursue other opportunities". Shortly after, Griffin announced her departure from the show in March 2015 after filming only seven episodes. In March 2015, E! announced that the show would remain on hiatus until September 2015, in order to revamp the series and replace the vacant panelist positions, following the departure of Griffin and Osbourne. In June 2015, it was announced the series would return on August 31, 2015 and would feature Melissa Rivers as a new co-host and would return for six episodes with both Goreski and Rancic returning, with a search commencing for a fourth panelist.

For the sixth season, Margaret Cho and NeNe Leakes joined the panel. On October 18, 2017, it was announced that the series would be cancelled with a series finale featuring never before seen clips of Joan Rivers airing November 27, 2017. In March 2015, Kelly Osbourne departed the program in late February 2015 after the February 23rd post-Oscars special show, citing her decision to "pursue other opportunities". Shortly after, Griffin announced her departure from the show in March 2015 after filming only seven episodes. E! announced that the show would remain on hiatus until September 2015, in order to revamp the series and replace the vacant panelist positions, following the departure of Griffin and Osbourne. Regular segments include: The Five Must-See Looks of the Week, the five outfits that stood out worn by Hollywood celebrities during the week in review. Bitch Stole My Look, in which two or more stars are shown to have worn the same outfit on different occasions. Rivers and the panelists discuss the stars in question and declare which person looked best in the outfit.

Both the loser and the winner may be subject to ridicule, with the winner being chosen as the lesser of two evils. Busted!, in which celebrities are caught wearing the same outfit at two or more different events. Gotta Have It!, Make It Stop!, in which new trends among celebrities are discussed deciding whether we should have them or make them stop. Hot Ticket, in which the panelist discuss looks by celebrities shown at the premiere of a movie or a Hollywood event. Slut Cut, in which Rivers and the panelist dishes on celebrities choosing to cut their dresses shorter than the original runway length. Starlet or Streetwalker, in which a photograph of a person with their face obscured is presented the person in question will sport revealing or disheveled clothing. Rivers and the panelists have a paddle with "Starlet" written on one side and "Streetwalker" on the other, they take turns guessing which of the two they think the person in the photo may be, before their identity—or lack thereof—is revealed.

Guess Me from Behind, where the hosts guess a celebrity based from their behind. 360 Degree Glam Cam, a specialty segment during E! Entertainment's, Live from the Red Carpet. There is a dedicated platform for celebrities pose, while a camera is rotated in a full circle around them in order to capture the of the celebrity wardrobe; this gives both the hosts of Fashion Police optimal coverage of the outfit. New segments from March 9, 2012 along with an all-new hour of truth of Fashion Police: Look Who's Trending, a weekly segment where the hosts talk about the latest celebrities' fashion dishes, and/or trends, majoritically from Twitter. Ad Sanity, in which the hosts guess and talk about a celebrity ad based on one thing, "What do they want to tell & sell in ad?". Fan Find, in which the hosts talk about one picture, sent from the Fashion Police fans via Twitter with #FanFind. In early April 2013, writers for the show complained to the state of California, alleging that the network was breaking state law by not compensating them for regular wages and overtime.

According to the writers, their paychecks state that they worked eight hours each week, regardless of their actual working time. In response to the complaint, the network said "E! Values our Fashion Police writers and we pay them and in full legal compliance." On April 13, the writers at the show went on strike. On February 27, 2015, E! confirmed Osbourne's exit

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters, Inc. is a multinational lifestyle retail corporation headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It operates in the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and the UAE; the Urban Outfitters brand targets young adults with a merchandise mix of women's and men's fashion apparel, footwear and wellness products, active-wear and gear, housewares, as well as music vinyl records and cassettes. Much of the merchandise is designed and produced by the company's wholesale division on multiple private labels; the company was founded as the retail store Free People by Richard Hayne, Judy Wicks, Scott Belair in 1970 as a project for an entrepreneurship class at University of Pennsylvania. It was renamed to Urban Outfitters and incorporated in 1976. Urban Outfitters, Inc. carries multiple stores within the URBN portfolio of brands, which includes Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain, BHLDN, The Vetri Group. Urban Outfitters is a lifestyle related retailer which specializes in selling apparel, clothing accessories and apartment products.

It targets teenagers and young adults who are interested in hipster subculture and alternative fashion. In 2007 Urban Outfitters received the National Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for the Urban Outfitters Corporate Office Campus located on the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. For the same campus, Urban Outfitters received the 2007 Global Award for Excellence from the Urban Land Institute. In March 2008, to introduce its new Terrain brand, the company entered the Philadelphia Flower Show and won the Alfred M. Campbell Award, the Conservation Award, People's Choice Award and Best in Show. On November 27, 2009, the firm drew the attention of the Swedish press for denying collective bargaining rights to employees at their Stockholm store by making all 38 workers redundant and re-hiring them through employment agency Academic Work. In response to the move, ombudsman Jimmy Ekman called for tougher laws to prevent other firms denying collective bargaining rights in this way.

In 2011, it agreed to sell limited editions of Polaroid ONE600 instant cameras and Type 779 instant film in partnership with the Austrian entrepreneur Florian Kaps, who acquired the rights to manufacture 700 copies of the defunct product. In January 2013, it hired the Abraham & Roetzel lobbying firm, led by former Republican Sen. Spencer Abraham, to advocate on its behalf in Washington, D. C. regarding retail industry policy. In Q4 2015, the company announced plans to acquire the Vetri Family, a Philadelphia restaurant group; as the company is facing declining same store sales and foot traffic, the acquisition illustrates the retailer's shift in strategy. This includes restaurants Amis Trattoria, Bar Amis, Pizzeria Vetri. There are two Pizzeria Vetri locations in Philadelphia, with other locations in King of Prussia, PA and Washington DC. In 2019, the company drew attention by announcing the sale of used VHS tapes for $40. Urban Outfitters' products have been the subject of multiple complaints and criticism from religious and ethnic pressure groups including a local chapter of the NAACP, Anti-Defamation League and Navajo Nation for some of their products.

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Soldier Boyz

Soldier Boyz is a 1995 action film directed by Louis Mourneau and starring Michael Dudikoff. It was written by Darryl Quarles; the film revolves around a group of convicts on a mission in Vietnam to rescue the daughter of a rich man. The film shows a scene of a girl being kidnapped from a charity plane by Vietnamese rebels in Vietnam. We are taken to the United States to a detention center in Los Angeles where the warden of the center and 6 of the toughest prisoners are hired to rescue the girl, whose name is Gabrielle Presscott, daughter of Jameson Prescott, CEO and billionaire. Warden Toliver and prisoners Butts and Monster and Vasquez, Brophy and Lamb; the group travels to Vietnam with three days to rescue Gabrielle, spending one day to train and the rest of the days to find her. After winning a battle the group spends the night at a village brothel and has a small celebration, with Brophy sneaking away into the night; the group awakens to find the rebels with Brophy as a hostage and asking the villagers to hand over the rest of the Americans.

The group decides to attempt a rescue for Brophy and are successful, however and Monster are both killed during the fight. The group is tiredly marching along when Lamb steps on a landmine. While Toliver is trying to disarm the mine, some rebels are getting nearer and nearer to the group. Brophy once sacrifices himself, bringing another death to the group. Toliver and his men arrive at the rebel base camp, with Toliver combing the camp for Gabrielle. After he finds her he returns to the others and hands each of them a set of explosives to be detonated by a timer. After setting all of the charges, the group is found out and a battle ensues; the group kills scores of rebels but there is no apparent end in sight, forcing the group to retreat. The group is driving away in a stolen armored truck when a missile explodes inches away from the truck; the rebel leader has taken a chopper and followed the band of "soldiers". But Butts had secretly put a charge in the chopper back at the base, detonates it, killing the rebel leader.

The group heads the camera shows a chopper flying away into the Vietnamese sunset. Michael Dudikoff as Major Howard Toliver Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Vinh Moc Tyrin Turner as Butts Jacqueline Obradors as Vasquez Channon Roe as Brophy Cedrick Terrell as Monster Demetrius Navarro as Lopez Mitch Lovel from The Video Vacuum gave the film two stars and wrote: "The flick is at its best during the scenes where Dudikoff whips his team in shape. It's here. Once Dudikoff and his “Boyz” start soldiering, it’s not much to write home about." Matt Poirier from Direct to Video Connoisseur said about "Soldier Boyz": "It's as bad as the synopsis sounds. I'm not sure I recommend renting it. It's just so bad. If you see it on TV, you got nothing else going for a couple of hours like I did, you may want to give it a shot. Otherwise, I'd say this is too silly for the most seasoned bad movie veteran. Watch a lot of other Dudikoff first, come back to this, it should only be seen in the context of Dudikoff as a DTVC Hall of Famer."On Rotten Tomatoes the film has 2 reviews listed, both are negative.

In 1997, Hypnotix and DreamCatcher Interactive released a Soldier Boyz video game adaptation for Microsoft Windows 95. Soldier Boyz at the IMDb Soldier Boyz at Rotten Tomatoes Soldier Boyz at AllMovie

Ray McDonald (running back)

Ray Douglas McDonald was a professional football player, a running back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins for two seasons, from 1967–68. McDonald was born in a segregated suburb of Dallas. After years in McKinney, he began high school in Alamogordo, New Mexico, moved to Caldwell, after his sophomore year. A three-sport star for the Cougars for two years, he graduated from Caldwell High School in 1963. At 6 ft 2 in and 220 lb, he was compared to NFL great Jim Brown. McDonald enrolled at the University of Idaho in Moscow in 1963 and his family moved north from Caldwell to nearby Lewiston. On the mandatory freshman team his first semester, he led the Vandals to convincing wins over the freshman teams of Washington and Washington State. McDonald missed the first three games of his sophomore season after tearing his Achilles tendon in a pick-up basketball game in late June; as a speedy fullback for the varsity as a sophomore, he was dubbed "Thunder Ray" after his first Battle of the Palouse game the first Vandal victory over neighboring WSU in a decade..

As a senior in 1966, he led the nation in rushing with 1,329 yards, capping it with 255 yards in his final game. At an imposing 6 ft 4 in and 248 lb, he was the dominant player in the Big Sky Conference, was the leading rusher for Idaho in all three years of eligibility, averaging over 100 yards rushing per game for his collegiate career, he rushed for 36 touchdowns and 2,916 yards in 27 games played as a Vandal, an average of 108 yards per game. McDonald was a first-team All-American, he was a national-class hurdler on the Vandal track team. McDonald played both offense and defense in at the East–West Shrine Game, as well as the piano at Shriners Hospital, saw significant playing time at fullback in the Senior Bowl the following week, he was selected in the first round of the 1967 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, the 13th overall pick, a personal choice by owner Edward Bennett Williams. He signed a three-year guaranteed contract for $100,000. In 1968, he was arrested by Washington, D. C. police for having sex with a man in public.

Injuries played a part in cutting short his career and by 1969 he was out of pro football. McDonald became a junior high music teacher. After an extended battle, he died of complications due to AIDS at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, on May 4, 1993, three days before his 49th birthday, with a body weight less than half of his NFL playing weight; the cause of death was reported as complications from sickle cell anemia. Homosexuality in American football List of college football yearly rushing leaders University of Idaho – Vandal Athletics Hall of Fame – Ray McDonald Gem of the Mountains, 1967 University of Idaho yearbook – Athletics Career statistics and player information from NFL.com · Pro-Football-Reference ·

Tanja Eisner

Tatjana Eisner is a German and Ukrainian mathematician specializing in functional analysis, operator theory as well as ergodic theory and its connection to number theory. She is a professor of mathematics at Leipzig University. Eisner earned a diploma in applied mathematics in 2002 from the National University of Kharkiv, with a diploma thesis supervised by Anna Vishnyakova, she earned a diploma in mathematics at the University of Tübingen in 2004, followed by a Ph. D. in 2007. Her dissertation, Stability of Operators and C 0 -Semigroups, was supervised by Rainer Nagel. From 2007 to 2010, Eisner worked as a scientific assistant at the University of Tübingen. After her habilitation in 2010 in Tübingen she was an assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam from 2011 to 2013 before joining Leipzig University as a full professor in 2013. With Bálint Farkas, Markus Haase, Rainer Nagel: Operator Theoretic Aspects of Ergodic Theory, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer, 2015. Stability of Operators and Operator Semigroups, Operator Theory: Advances and Applications, Vol. 209, Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 2010.

With Birgit Jacob, André Ran, Hans Zwart: Operator Theory, Function Spaces, Applications, International Workshop on Operator Theory and Applications, Juli 2014, Operator Theory: Advances and Applications, Birkhäuser Verlag, 2016. Home page

M44 self propelled howitzer

The M44 was an American-made self-propelled 155 mm howitzer based on the M41 Walker Bulldog tank chassis, first introduced in the early 1950s. Flaws in its design prevented it from seeing action in the Korean War, but the type went on to serve in the U. S. West German and British Armies into the 1960s, longer in Turkish service. Towards the end of the Korean War the US Army sought to replace the M41 Howitzer Motor Carriage with the M44, which used the drive train of the introduced M41 light tank, giving it increased battlefield mobility. Unlike the M41 and the earlier M12 Gun Motor Carriage, the M44 was to have an enclosed gun compartment, giving the five man crew some armor protection when firing the cannon; the 155mm cannon was a version of the M114 designated the M45 Howitzer with a modified recoil system, more compact and put all the cannon under armor except the top and the barrel, along with 24 rounds of ammunition. The initial prototype was designated the T99E1. After 250 had been produced by the Massey Harris company, it was discovered that firing the howitzer discharged poisonous fumes into the gun compartment, leading to the cancellation of the order.

Engineers offered a revised design called the T194E1 with a modified howitzer and open crew compartment that vented the fumes, though at the cost of crew protection. The produced vehicles were upgraded to the new standard, deployed to front line units in 1954, too late to see action in the Korean War, with the designation M44; the M44 fleet was upgraded with AOS-895-6 engines, thus designated the M44A1. The M44 served on until 1963 when it was replaced by the M109; the M44 was exported to West Germany, the UK and Turkey. In 1956, the United Kingdom received 58 M44s through the Mutual Defense Assistance Program. 52 were deployed to the British Army of the Rhine in the 1st Royal Horse Artillery and 4th Royal Horse Artillery, while the remaining six were sent to England. The M44 was considered a major improvement over the World War II vintage Sexton self-propelled howitzers; as newer weapons became available, the M44s were passed on to different units, were retired and returned to the United States in June 1968.

In 1986, 222 Turkish Army M44s were extensively upgraded with 36 caliber 155mm howitzers by Rheinmetall with an increased range of 24.7 km. An MTU MB 833 Aa-501 V-6 water-cooled diesel developing 450 hp at 2,300 rpm coupled to the original Allison CD-500-3 transmission via a ZF gearbox was fitted. There were numerous other improvements such as upgraded suspension and fire control and increased fuel capacity; the driver's position was moved into the hull. The last was delivered in 1992; some sources claim they have now been withdrawn, but two were seen in a video by the Russian news agency RT firing into Northern Syria from a border post inside Turkey in 2015. T94E1: Closed-topped prototype pilot vehicle T194E1 and M44: Revised open-topped production model M44A1: M44s upgraded with AOS-895-6 engine, increasing range to 82 miles M44T: 222 Turkish vehicles upgraded with 36 caliber 155 mm howitzers with range of 24.7 km, new engines with increased range, reconfigured drivers seat, fire control and other upgrades.

Upgrades conducted between 1986-1992. United States: 250 produced United Kingdom: 58 received in 1955, serving until 1968 West Germany: All retired Belgium: In service from 1956 to 1967. 25 in stock in 1983 Greece: All retired Italy: Served in the heavy battalion of Italian Armored divisions, including the Ariete division until 1970. Turkey: 222 upgraded to M44T variant by Rheinmetall between 1986-1992. At least 39 surviving M44s have been identified in North America and Europe, not including any still in Turkish service. M44 Self Propelled Howitzers in Action 1950s documentary Surviving M44 Self-Propelled Howitzers