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Gerald McBoing-Boing

Gerald McBoing-Boing is an animated short film about a little boy who speaks through sound effects instead of spoken words. It was produced by United Productions of America and given wide release by Columbia Pictures on November 2, 1950, it was adapted by Phil Eastman and Bill Scott from a story by Dr. Seuss, directed by Robert Cannon, produced by John Hubley. Gerald McBoing-Boing won the 1950 Oscar for Best Animated Short, Gerald McBoing-Boing is In 1994, it was voted #9 of The 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field, making it the highest ranked UPA cartoon on the list. In 1995, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally or aesthetically significant". Dr. Seuss's story had appeared on a children's record, scored by Billy May, issued by Capitol Records, read by radio veteran Harold Peary as "The Great Gildersleeve"; this film was the first successful theatrical cartoon produced by UPA after their initial experiments with a short series of cartoons featuring Columbia Pictures stalwarts The Fox and the Crow.

It was an artistic attempt to break away from the strict realism in animation, developed and perfected by Walt Disney. Cartoons did not have to obey the rules of the real world, so UPA experimented with a non-realistic style that depicted caricatures rather than lifelike representations; this was a major step in the development of limited animation, which had the added advantage of being much less expensive to produce. The story describes Gerald McCloy, a two-year-old boy who begins "talking" in the form of sound effects, his first word being the titular "boing boing." Panicked, his father calls the doctor. As the boy grows up, he picks up more sounds and is able to make communicative gestures, but is still unable to utter a single word of the English language. In spite of this, he is admitted to a general public school, but more problems arise when he is chided by his peers and given the derogatory name "Gerald McBoing Boing." After startling his father, he has no choice but to hop a train to an unknown location.

Just before he catches the train, however, a talent scout from the NBC Radio Network discovers Gerald and hires him as NBC's foley artist, performing shows for a division of the company labeled "XYZ" on the microphones, Gerald becomes famous. UPA produced three follow-up shorts: Gerald McBoing Boing's Symphony, How Now Boing Boing, Gerald McBoing! Boing! on Planet Moo, an Academy Award nominee. The second and third films maintained the Dr. Seuss-style rhyming narration, but were not based on his work; the final film abandoned this approach. All four Gerald McBoing Boing shorts were released in 1980 on home video under the title Columbia Pictures Presents Cartoon Adventures Starring Gerald McBoing Boing; the shorts were presented in sub-par quality Planet Moo, squeezed to fit the CinemaScope frame to standard TV screen size. It was reissued in 1985 as part of RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video's "Magic Window" series of children's videotapes and went out of print in 1995; the first short was included as a special feature on Sony's 2001 DVD release of The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

All but the second were included in the special features of the two-disc special edition of the DVD Hellboy, as the cartoon can be seen playing on TV monitors in the background in several scenes. In January 2006, Sony re-issued the four shorts on DVD, featuring cleaned-up prints and all presented in their original aspect ratio. A revised reprint of the 1952 book adaptation of Gerald McBoing-Boing appeared in 2000. A character rather similar to Gerald McBoing Boing appears as Tiny Tim in the 1962 NBC television special Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol, now as a speaking character. On the 2001 DVD release, an animated short was included that features Mr. Magoo a UPA character, babysitting McBoing Boing; the Gerald McBoing-Boing Show In 1956, CBS created a half-hour Gerald McBoing-Boing Show, with well-known radio announcer Bill Goodwin narrating. Broadcast at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings, it was a showcase for UPA's cartoons, including Dusty of the Circus, The Twirlinger Twins, Punch and Judy. The program lasted only three months.

The episodes were repeated on Friday nights in the summer of 1957. Thus, The Gerald McBoing-Boing Show became the first cartoon series broadcast during prime time, preceding The Flintstones by two seasons. TV specials A character similar to Gerald McBoing-Boing appeared as Tiny Tim in the 1962 TV special Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, a bonus feature of the Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol DVD features Gerald McBoing-Boing being babysat by the nearsighted Magoo; the short is titled "Magoo Meets McBoing-Boing". A series based on the original cartoon started airing on Cartoon Network on August 22, 2005, as part of their short-lived Tickle-U programming block, aired on Teletoon/Télétoon on August 29, 2005; each 11-minute episode features a series of vignettes with Gerald, of which the "fantasy tales" are done in Seussian rhyme. There are sound checks, "real-life" portions of the show. Gerald still only makes sounds, but now has two speaking friends and Jacob, as well as a dog named Burp, who only burps.

Gerald's parents complete the regular cast, although his mother has black hair in this series instead of blonde. The series was produced in Canada by Cookie Jar Entertainment, directed by R

Jungang Expressway

The Jungang Expressway is an expressway in South Korea. Its name means "Central Expressway," and for much of its length it runs through mountainous terrain near the country's east-west center line, including the national parks of Chiaksan and Sobaeksan, it covers a total distance of 388.1 kilometers. The southern end is in Sasang-gu, although for much of the distance between Busan and Daegu it runs together with the Gyeongbu Expressway, its northern end is in Gangwon Province. The expressway was completed in December 2001. There is a short branch named Jungang Expressway Branch near the southern end; this is numbered 551. Chuncheon ~ Cheorwon section is on the drawing boards. September 20th, 1989: Under Construction December 15th, 1994: Geumho JCT ~ Chilgok, S. Wonju ~ Manjong JCT section opened the traffic. August 29th, 1995: Chilgok ~ W. Andong, S. Jecheon ~ S. Wonju, Hongcheon~Chuncheon Section opened the traffic. July 1st, 1999: Gangseo Nakdongganggyo opened the traffic. September 16th, 1999: W. Andong ~ Yeongju section opened the traffic.

June 1st, 2000: Chilgok ~ W. Andong, Yeongju ~ Punggi, Jecheon ~ S. Wonju, Hongcheon ~ Chuncheon opened the traffic. February 12th, 2001: construction began on the Daegu-Busan Expressway segment August 17th, 2001: Manjong JCT ~ Hongcheon opened the traffic. December 14th, 2001: Punggi ~ Jecheon opened the traffic. January 2005: East Daegu Junction ~ East Daegu IC Section opened the traffic. January 15th, 2006: East Daegu JCT ~ Daedong JCT section opened the traffic. Samnak IC ~ Chojeong IC, Daedong JC ~ E. Daegu JC, Geumho JC ~ Chuncheon IC: 4 Lanes Chojeong IC ~ Daedong JC: 6 Lanes E. Daegu JC ~ Geumho JC: 8 Lanes Total: 388.10 km Samnak IC ~ Daedong JC, E. Daegu JC ~ Chuncheon IC: 100 km/h Daedong IC ~ E. Daegu JC: 110 km/h The Daegu–Busan Expressway is a segment of the Jungang Expressway which runs north from Daegu to Busan, it is part of the Jungang Expressway, but some maps use this name for this section. The estimated travel time between the two cities is 1 hour, saving about half an hour over the previous travel time on the Gyeongbu Expressway.

The toll for a passenger car is 8,500 won less than the cost of a KTX ticket between the two cities. Construction was completed in February 2006, at a total cost of over 1 trillion won; the project was overseen by Hyundai Development Company known as I-Park, which has promoted the project under the name "I-Way." It was supported by loans from the Korean Road Infrastructure Fund operated by Australia's Macquarie Bank. The term of the financing is 30 years, it has 4 lanes over a length of 82.05 km with a speed limit of 100 km/h. IC: Interchange, JC: Junction, SA: Service Area, TG:Tollgate Blue Section: reiteration section of Gyeongbu Expressway: Daegu-Busan Expressway Roads and expressways in South Korea Transportation in South Korea List of Korea-related topics Roads and expressways in South Korea List of Korea-related topics Transportation in South Korea Jungang Line ^ "부산,대구 1 시간 이내로". Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved 2006-01-23. MOLIT South Korean Government Transport Department Expressway profile in Korean Macquarie Bank profile of the project

Newport Wasps

Newport Wasps were a British motorcycle speedway team based in Newport, South Wales. They were the 1999 Conference League champions; the Wasp logo incorporates the traditional amber colours of the City of Newport. The modern incarnation of the team was founded in 1997 but Newport Wasps competed in the top UK league between 1964 and 1976 based at the now-defunct Somerton Park stadium, Newport. The'Wasps' nickname was dropped after 1972 with the team called Newport. Stars of the former team included father of world champion Jason Crump; the promotion and riders moved to Bristol in 1977 as the Bristol Bulldogs but speedway continued at Somerton Park for one more season in the National League with a team named Newport Dragons. The junior side known as the Newport Mavericks won the 1999 Speedway Conference League; the reformed team was based at the purpose built Hayley Stadium. The Wasps withdrew from the Premier League in the early part of the 2008 season when their promoter Tim Stone died only to be saved by the Mallett family and rebranded for the 2009 season with Steve Mallett at the helm and his son Nick Mallett joining him as the youngest promoter in British speedway history.

In March 2009 the Wasps and Hornets started the new season with Steve and Nick Mallett, finished bottom of the table. The only highlight of this season was the Hornets' mid-table finish and their winning the national league pairs with the pairing of veteran Tony Atkin and New Zealander Grant Tregoning. In March 2010 the Wasps engaged a minister to lift a supposed gypsy curse on the stadium after a disastrous first season and this led to the first trophy in the modern era after 11 years with them beating Somerset for the Severn Bridge trophy and the Hornets finished second in the National league only losing out by injuries in the final meeting. In 2011 the wasps enjoyed their most successful season finishing in the top end of the table and winning the KOC against league champions Glasgow it is believed by many that this was the best team to represent Newport since the famous 1999 squad. After a disagreement with the BSPA and ring wood raceway deciding not to follow up plans to run stock cars and destroying the previous fence the club was put up for sale but after talks with the only interested party,Phil Morris, an agreement could not be reached and on 17 February 2012 promoter Steve Mallett confirmed the club would fold with immediate effect.

The club shortly after was vandalised and the victim of an arson attack which devastated the stadium leading to it being demolished and redeveloped by owners MCL and speedway was lost to the city once again. Mark Lemon Craig Watson Chris Kerr Jordan Frampton Brent Werner James Holder Kyle Newman Tony Atkin Sebastian Truminski Craig Watson Paul Clews Nick Simmons Jerran Hart Marek Mroz Michal Rajkowski Tom Hedley Phil Morris Chris Schramm Tony Atkin Nick Simmons Barry Burchatt Tony Atkin Neil Collins Chris Schramm Craig Watson Carl Wilkinson Billy Legg Sam Hurst Joel Parsons Official website

Equal Opportunities Commission v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

Equal Opportunities Commission v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry IRLR 327 was an application for judicial review of the new implementation by the government of the Employment Equality Regulations 2005. It was alleged, found, that they were incompatible with the Framework Directive, 2000/73/EC; the Equal Opportunities Commission applied for judicial review of the Employment Equality Regulations 2005 introduced by the defendant secretary of state. The Regulations had made amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 in order to implement Directive 2002/73; the commission argued that the amendments did not properly implement the Directive because, the new s 4A of the Act impermissibly imported causation into the concept of harassment by the words "on the grounds of her sex". 3A of the Act, the new section would offend against the principle of regression because it would reduce the protection available. Judge Burton granted the application, it was the court's duty to construe statutes and regulations passed by Member States so as to render them compliant with a relevant Directive.

However, in the instant case it was not appropriate to do so because of the degree of reading down or transposition that would be required to render the provisions compliant with the Directive, or it was not possible to do so because such extreme application of the requirement to interpret national legislation in accordance with Directives would not be effective or sensible because of the need for clarity and comprehensibility. Section 4A should be recast so as to eliminate the issue of causation, R. v. Secretary of State for Trade and Industry EWHC 860, I. C. R. 1176 considered. There could be harassment of a woman if the effect of denigratory conduct, directed towards another party, not a woman, related to sex, but not of a sexual nature, had the effect of creating a humiliating or offensive environment for her; the new s. 4A accordingly should be amended. Under the law of discrimination prior to the introduction of s. 4A of the Act the test was properly to be regarded as objective, Driskel v. Peninsula Business Services Ltd IRLR 151 EAT applied.

Therefore, no issue of regression arose. So long as s. 4A was framed in terms of unwanted conduct engaged in "on the ground of her sex" by the employer, it was difficult, if not impossible, to see how an employer could be held liable for knowing failure to take steps to prevent harassment by third parties that created an offensive working environment for employees. Section 4A should be recast to allow for such a claim. Section 3A should be recast so as to eliminate the statutory requirement for a comparator, not pregnant or, not on maternity leave. Section 6A should be recast so as to provide that discrimination claims, available should not be excluded, Lewen v Denda All E. R. 261 ECJ and Land Brandenburg v. Sass ECR. I-11143 ECJ applied. Gender equality Human Rights Act 1998 List of gender equality lawsuits UK employment discrimination law UK labour law

Southgate, Houston

Southgate is a neighborhood in Houston, United States. In 2002 St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital was engaging in an expansion project. In January 2003 some residents asked the City of Houston to reclassify University Boulevard as a residential street in order to control the amount of traffic on the street; the Southgate Civic Club asked for a street closure on Southgate Boulevard to prevent traffic from the Texas Medical Center from reaching the subdivision. In late December 2003 the City of Houston Public Works Department closed a portion of Southgate Boulevard to block Medical Center traffic. In 2003, on weekdays, 38% of the vehicle traffic on Southgate Boulevard did not originate from the neighborhood; the Houston Fire Department had stated opposition to the street closures. In December 2003 the City of Houston closed Southgate east of Travis Street, preventing commuters to a St. Luke's office building from parking in the neighborhood. Deborah Mann Lake of the Houston Chronicle. Said that the closure of Southgate Boulevard did not bring many complaints.

In 2004 residents considered establishing a property owners association to better prevent developments not desirable to the community from occurring and to more enforce deed restrictions. Some residents believed that a property owners association could gain too much power and cause the community's direction to fall into an undesirable power authority. In 2004 Richard Merrill, the president of the Southgate Civic Club, said that a majority of residents supported the idea of a property owners association. One resident, Michael Bonderer, launched a campaign against the idea of a property owners association and put a sign in his yard, he was banned from the Southgate community message board, established to discuss the property owner issue. In 2007 Southgate residents and Houston City Council member Anne Clutterbuck worked on a plan to make modify street closures to continue stemming Texas Medical Center traffic. In 2010 Raj Mankad of the Houston Chronicle said that despite being in the presence of the high-rises of the Texas Medical Center, it "retains a close-nit community feel.

In April 2010 the City of Houston "automated" curbside recycling program was extended to Southgate. Southgate is adjacent to the Texas Medical Center, it consists of four subdivisions. Trees line the neighborhood streets. In 2002 Southgate had 573 houses. Many of the houses were built in the 1940s. Unlike surrounding communities like the City of West University Place and Southampton, by 2002 few of the original houses in Southgate had been demolished and replaced with new development; because there is less variety in the housing styles, the pricing range was more narrow than in other areas. In 2002 the lowest housing prices were a bit below $300,000 and most of the original two story houses sold in the $400,000 range; the small number of newer houses had prices of over $700,000. In 2002 Feser said. By 2010 the housing stock included some more recent modern houses. Raj Mankad of the Houston Chronicle said that the housing stock "demonstrates both stability and openness to innovation." In 2005 Allison Cook said "There's just more disposable income in Southampton, Broad Acres and storied Shadow Lawn than in Southgate".

The Southgate Civic Club operates the community. It includes an architectural review as part of its deed restrictions, described by Raj Mankad of the Houston Chronicle as "strong."Houston Fire Department Fire Station 37 is located at 3828 Aberdeen Way. Houston Fire Department Station 33 Braes Heights Medical Center is near the Texas Medical Center at 7100 Fannin @ South Braeswood, it is within Houston City Council District C. The neighborhood is within the Houston Police Department's South Central Patrol Division. Patrol services are contracted to the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office; the Rice Area Constable Service patrols the community. On some streets parking is restricted, because the community is in proximity to the Texas Medical Center. Southgate is in Texas's 7th congressional district. Roberts Elementary School is located in Southgate. Southgate is zoned to Houston Independent School District schools, including Roberts, Pershing Middle School, Lamar High School. Roberts has a magnet program in the fine arts.

As of 2002 the school achieves high test scores. During that year, Katherine Feser said. St. Vincent de Paul School, a K-8 Roman Catholic school operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, is in the area. St. Nicholas School Medical Center Campus, a K-8 private school, is in the area; the Houston Public Library Stella Link Branch and the Harris County Public Library West University Branch are near Southgate. The Weekley Family YMCA is located near Southgate; the Houston Chronicle is the area regional newspaper. The West University Examiner is a local newspaper distributed in the community; the Village News and Southwest News is a local newspaper distributed in the community. In the mid-20th century the community newspaper Southwestern Times served Southgate and surrounding communities; the paper was headquartered in Rice Village. Brock Wagner Harris County Block Book Map: Southgate Addition: JPG, PDF "SOUTHGATE / Traffic relief targeted for area." Houston Chronicle. Thursday July 19, 2007.

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Berwyn Heights, Maryland mayor's residence drug raid

The drug raid at the residence of Cheye Calvo, then-mayor of Berwyn Heights, was a controversial action taken by the Prince George's County, Sheriff's Office and Police Department on July 29, 2008. The raid was the culmination of an investigation that began in Arizona, where a package containing 32 pounds of marijuana was intercepted in a warehouse, addressed to the mayor's residence. Instead of intercepting the package in transit, the police allowed the package to be delivered. Once the package arrived at the house, a SWAT team raided and held the mayor and his mother-in-law at gunpoint, shot and killed his two dogs, one while it attempted to run away; the event gained international media attention. While the Calvos were cleared of wrongdoing, the police were accused by the Calvos and civil rights groups of lacking a proper search warrant, excessive force, failure to conduct a proper background investigation of the home being raided—the investigation was so cursory that the sheriff's office was unaware that Calvo was the mayor.

Despite the criticisms, no action has been taken against the officers or their respective police departments. In August 2010, Sheriff Michael A. Jackson stated that "We've apologized for the incident, but we will never apologize for taking drugs off our streets. Quite frankly, we'd do it again. Tonight." On July 29, 2008, a SWAT team from the Sheriff's Office, agents of the State of Maryland, executing a search warrant and assisting the separate County Police, conducted a raid on the home of Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo. The raid was initiated. A drug-sniffing dog in Arizona had determined that the package—addressed to the Mayor's wife—contained 32 pounds of marijuana. While taking control of the residence, Sheriff's deputies shot Calvo's two pet Labrador retrievers, including one, cited by Calvo to be running away from officers. Calvo and his mother-in-law were handcuffed and questioned for several hours, with Calvo wearing just underwear; the incident received wide coverage in abroad. Following the raid, both the Sheriff's Office and County Police stated that the Berwyn Heights raid was proper because of the large quantity of drugs involved.

On August 7, 2008, Mayor Calvo called for a federal investigation of the incident by the U. S. Department of Justice; the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People requested an investigation. In early August, the Federal Bureau of Investigation began a civil rights investigation into the incident. On August 8, 2008, the County Police cleared the Calvos of any wrongdoing relating to the drug shipment. Chief of Police Melvin High called the Calvos "innocent victims" who were caught up in the drug trafficking ring. While High said he regretted the loss of the Calvo's dogs, he did not apologize for the actions taken by his officers. In a press conference on the same day as High's exoneration, Sheriff Michael A. Jackson defended the conduct of the deputies who conducted the raid. However, an internal investigation was launched as with any incident involving the discharge of a deputy's weapon; the results of the investigation, released on September 4, 2008, concluded the conduct of the deputies was appropriate and no wrongdoing was committed.

According to the report, the first dog was shot after "engaging an officer" and the second was seen "running towards a second officer" and shot as well. As of December 2008, the county police has indicated; the FBI is still monitoring the situation. In August 2010 while campaigning to be elected county executive, Sheriff Jackson stated, "We've apologized for the incident, but we will never apologize for taking drugs off our streets.... Quite frankly, we'd do it again. Tonight." During the interrogation, Calvo requested to see the search warrant, but his lawyer stated no copy was provided until three days later. A County Police spokesman stated that a no-knock warrant had been issued for Calvo's home. However, after Calvo's lawyer challenged that statement and media published copies of the warrant, the commander of the county's narcotics enforcement division stated that no-knock warrants do not exist in the county. However, no-knock warrants were clarified in a 2005 law, sponsored by Baltimore Delegate Curt Anderson, that limits their use to suspects fleeing into a house, or if a suspect is considered armed or is attempting to destroy evidence.

During interrogation, Calvo stated that officers did not believe he was the Mayor and for a time refused his request that they contact the Berwyn Heights Police Department to confirm his identity. Police Chief High stated his department did not know the home was owned by his wife. Patrick Murphy, chief of police for the Berwyn Heights Police Department, was critical of the county police. Murphy argued that the raid could have been prevented if his department had handled the situation, stating "you can't tell me the chief of police of a municipality wouldn't have been able to knock on the door of the mayor of that municipality, gain his confidence and enter the residence". Furthermore, according to Mayor Calvo, a memorandum of understanding between the county and the city requires county police to inform the city if an operation is being conducted within their jurisdiction. In an editorial a week after the shooting, The Washington Post criticized the actions of police officers as "a Keystone Cops operation from start to finish", alluding to the lack of proper execution by the sheriff's office's SWAT team.

Additionally, groups such as the Cato Institute were critical of the operation and used it as an example of the dangers of th