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KFC

KFC known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is an American fast food restaurant chain headquartered in Louisville, that specializes in fried chicken. It is the world's second-largest restaurant chain after McDonald's, with 22,621 locations globally in 136 countries as of December 2018; the chain is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, a restaurant company that owns the Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, WingStreet chains. KFC was founded by Colonel Harland Sanders, an entrepreneur who began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, during the Great Depression. Sanders identified the potential of the restaurant franchising concept, the first "Kentucky Fried Chicken" franchise opened in Utah in 1952. KFC popularized chicken in the fast food industry, diversifying the market by challenging the established dominance of the hamburger. By branding himself as "Colonel Sanders", Harland became a prominent figure of American cultural history, his image remains used in KFC advertising to this day. However, the company's rapid expansion overwhelmed the aging Sanders, he sold it to a group of investors led by John Y. Brown Jr. and Jack C.

Massey in 1964. KFC was one of the first American fast food chains to expand internationally, opening outlets in Canada, the United Kingdom and Jamaica by the mid-1960s. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, it experienced mixed fortunes domestically, as it went through a series of changes in corporate ownership with little or no experience in the restaurant business. In the early-1970s, KFC was sold to the spirits distributor Heublein, taken over by the R. J. Reynolds food and tobacco conglomerate; the chain continued to expand overseas, in 1987, it became the first Western restaurant chain to open in China. It has since expanded in China, now the company's single largest market. PepsiCo spun off its restaurants division as Tricon Global Restaurants, which changed its name to Yum! Brands. KFC's original product is pressure-fried chicken pieces, seasoned with Sanders' recipe of 11 herbs and spices; the constituents of the recipe represent a notable trade secret. Larger portions of fried chicken are served in a cardboard "bucket", which has become a well-known feature of the chain since it was first introduced by franchisee Pete Harman in 1957.

Since the early-1990s, KFC has expanded its menu to offer other chicken products such as chicken fillet sandwiches and wraps, as well as salads and side dishes such as French fries and coleslaw and soft drinks. KFC is known for its slogans "It's Finger Lickin' Good!", "Nobody does chicken like KFC", "So good". Harland Sanders was raised on a farm outside Henryville, Indiana; when Sanders was five years old, his father died. This left Sanders, as the eldest son. After he reached seven years of age, his mother taught him. After leaving the family home at the age of 13, Sanders passed through several professions, with mixed success. In 1930, he took over a Shell filling station on US Route 25 just outside North Corbin, Kentucky, a small town on the edge of the Appalachian Mountains, it was here that he first served to travelers the recipes that he had learned as a child: fried chicken and other dishes such as steaks and country ham. After four years of serving from his own dining room table, Sanders purchased the larger filling station on the other side of the road and expanded to six tables.

By 1936, this had proven successful enough for Sanders to be given the honorary title of Kentucky colonel by Governor Ruby Laffoon. In 1937 he expanded his restaurant to 142 seats, added a motel he purchased across the street, naming it Sanders Court & Café. Sanders was unhappy with the 35 minutes it took to prepare his chicken in an iron frying pan, but he refused to deep fry the chicken, which he believed lowered the quality of the product. If he pre-cooked the chicken in advance of orders, there was sometimes wastage at day's end. In 1939, the first commercial pressure cookers were released onto the market designed for steaming vegetables. Sanders bought one, modified it into a pressure fryer, which he used to fry chicken; the new method reduced production time to be comparable with deep frying, while, in the opinion of Sanders, retaining the quality of pan-fried chicken. In July 1940, Sanders finalised what came to be known as his "Original Recipe" of 11 herbs and spices. Although he never publicly revealed the recipe, he admitted to the use of salt and pepper, claimed that the ingredients "stand on everybody's shelf".

After being recommissioned as a Kentucky colonel in 1950 by Governor Lawrence Wetherby, Sanders began to dress the part, growing a goatee and wearing a black frock coat, a string tie, referring to himself as "Colonel". His associates went along with the title change, "jokingly at first and in earnest", according to biographer Josh Ozersky; the Sanders Court & Café served travelers, so when the route planned in 1955 for Interstate 75 bypassed Corbin, Sanders sold his properties and traveled the US to franchise his chicken recipe to restaurant owners. Independent restaurants would pay four cents on each chicken as a franchise fee, in exchange for Sanders' "secret blend of herbs and spices" and the right to feature his recipe on their menus and use his name and likeness for promotional purposes. In 1952 he had successfully franchised his recipe to his friend Pete Harman of South Salt Lake, the operator of one of the city's largest restaurants. Don Anderson, a sign painter hired by

John Birmingham (politician)

John Birmingham is a British-born Falkland Islands politician who served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Stanley constituency from a by-election in 2008 until the 2009 general election. Birmingham was elected as a Member of the Legislative Council, reconstituted into the Legislative Assembly with the implementation of the 2009 Constitution, he was a Member of the Legislative Council from 1994–2005. Birmingham was educated at Chichester College. At the age of seventeen, he joined the British Merchant Navy. Four years he left the Navy and travelled to the Falklands to work on a Camp sheep farm. After touring mainland South America, he returned to the islands where he married Louise, in 1988 the couple moved to Stanley. Birmingham was first elected to the Legislative Council in a 1994 by-election and was re-elected in 1997 and 2001, but lost his seat in 2005, he returned to the Legislative Council at a by-election in 2008 to fill the seat left vacant by Richard Davies, but he lost his seat again in the 2009 general election

Marion Township, Owen County, Indiana

Marion Township is one of thirteen townships in Owen County, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 916 and it contained 464 housing units. Marion Township was founded in 1835. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.94 square miles, of which 35.87 square miles is land and 0.07 square miles is water. Denmark at 39.269765°N 87.025845°W / 39.269765. Spencer-Owen Community Schools US House District 8th State House District 46 State Senate District 39 "Marion Township, Owen County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-23. United States Census Bureau 2009 TIGER/Line Shapefiles IndianaMap Indiana Township Association United Township Association of Indiana City-Data.com page for Marion Township

Dan Friel

Daniel Friel was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a centre half. He started his career in his native Scotland with Vale of Leven before moving to England to join Accrington in 1883; that year, Friel was signed by nearby Burnley and he made his debut for the club in the friendly match against Witton on 10 November 1883. However, the game was abandoned at half-time after the visitors refused to play in the heavy rain despite being a goal ahead. Friel scored his first goals for Burnley in the 5–0 win against Eagley two weeks later. Over the following seasons, he became an integral member of the Burnley team and was part of the side that won the Hospital Cup in 1884 and 1886. In the 1886 final, he netted the second goal in a 2–0 win over local rivals Padiham. Friel scored the only hat-trick of his Burnley career on 29 November 1885 as Derby Midland were beaten 8–0 at Turf Moor. In May 1886, he was selected to represent a Burnley District select team in a match against Padiham to raise funds for the local hospital.

Small in stature, but a talented footballer, Danny Friel was the only ever-present in Burnley's side during the historic first season of League football in 1888–89. Burnley were one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888 and Friel remained one of the club's first-choice players as competitive football commenced. Dannie Friel made his League debut on 8 September 1888, playing as a centre-half, at Deepdale, the home of Preston North End. Preston North End won the match 5–2. On 20 October 1888 Dannie Friel was supplanted as Burnley' oldest League player by Thomas Midgley. Dannie Friel had been the oldest Burnley League player from 08 September 1888 to 20 October 1888. Friel played in all 22 of Burnley' League matches in season 1888–89; as a centre-half he played in a Burnley defence that achieved four clean sheets and restricted the opposition to one–League–goal–in–a–match on two separate occasions. Dannie Friel was the only Burnley player to play in all 22 League games in season 1888-89.

On 5 October 1889, Friel scored his first Football League goal in the 2–6 home defeat to Aston Villa. The following month he announced that he was to leave Burnley, having played 27 league matches and scored one goal. In total, Friel had made more than 300 appearances for many of them as team captain. After leaving Burnley, he returned to non-League football with Nelson

Macedonia Blas Flores

Macedonia Blas Flores is a Mexican human rights activist of hñañú origin. She was a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005, because of the activism she wages against the violence suffered by the women of her tribe, the Otomi. Since 1997, she has headed the civil association Fotzi Ñahño. Blas Flores is from San Ildefonso Tultepec, municipality of Amealco, Queretaro; the mother of 12 children spent decades selling handicrafts. Since 1997, she has worked for Fotzi Ñahño, where she speaks on human rights and gender violence against hñañú, her work at the association features workshops for women regarding gender violence, prevention of violations among indigenous girls, prevention of women's alcoholism. She is involved in projects for planting vegetables and she supports women's economic development, she says, "What I do is fine because I do it for all women who suffer violence."In 2003, she was falsely accused by two women of adultery. The punishment in her rural Indian village included being held down and having chili paste applied to her genitals, causing injury.

The activist, advised by the human rights commission of the state of Hidalgo, filed a criminal complaint against the aggressor, becoming the first Indian woman to do so. She traveled to Mexico City and informed members of Congress about her ordeal, a fact that caught the attention of activists and media. From this, Blas Flores decided to engage more in the defense of the rights of women hñañú, which earned her recognition as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005; this spurred her to learn to read and write, perform basic mathematical operations through Instituto Nacional para la Educación de los Adultos. In 2005, Blas Flores was part of the proposed candidacy of Association of 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize because of her activism supporting women in her community

20th Producers Guild of America Awards

The 20th Producers Guild of America Awards were held at Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California on January 24, 2009, honoring the best film and television producers of 2008. The nominations were announced on December 10, 2008 and January 5, 2009. Slumdog Millionaire The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Dark Knight Frost/Nixon Milk Man on Wire Standard Operating Procedure Trouble the Water WALL-E Bolt Kung Fu Panda 30 Rock Curb Your Enthusiasm Entourage The Office Weeds Mad Men Boston Legal Damages Dexter Lost 60 Minutes Deadliest Catch Frontline Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List This American Life The Colbert Report The Amazing Race Project Runway Real Time with Bill Maher Top Chef John Adams 24: Redemption Bernard and Doris A Raisin in the Sun Recount* won the 2007 award in the same category. Awarded to the motion picture that best illuminates social issues. Milk Awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in new media and technology. Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson Honored to a producer exemplifying uplifting quality.

Jeff Skoll Michael Douglas David Chase Brian Grazer and Ron Howard