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Seahorse Seashell Party

"Seahorse Seashell Party" is the second episode of the tenth season of the American animated television series Family Guy, an episode produced for season 11. It aired on Fox in the United States on October 2, 2011; the episode centers around the Griffin family, who are riding out an oncoming hurricane. In their attempt to pass the time, they participate in numerous games. After being condemned by her family for the last time, fed up of being bullied over the years snaps and confronts them of all the abusiveness they've done causing the entire family to turn their own rage on each other. Meanwhile, Brian secretly consumes magic mushrooms. "Seahorse Seashell Party" is the second part of the Night of the Hurricane block with The Cleveland Show and American Dad!. The episode was first announced by Seth MacFarlane at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International, it was directed by Brian Iles. Scheduled to air on May 1, 2011 as the sixteenth episode of the ninth season of Family Guy, the episode was postponed due to the 2011 Super Outbreak subsequently coinciding with the timing of the scheduled episodes.

Reception of "Seahorse Seashell Party" by television critics has been negative, with its humor and main plot being the most criticised. An estimated 6.91 million viewers tuned into the episode upon its initial airing, while garnering a 3.5/8 rating in the 18–49 demographic according to the Nielsen ratings. The episode featured guest performances by Ioan Gruffudd, Dee Bradley Baker, Debra Wilson, Kat Purgal, Colin Ford along with several other recurring guest voice actors for the series; as a hurricane approaches Quahog, Rhode Island, the Griffin family prepares for its arrival. In his own attempt to pass the time, Brian decides to use magic mushrooms, to the curiosity of Stewie; as the mushrooms start to take effect on Brian, he begins having hallucinations and cuts his own left ear off. Stewie tries to help Brian by staying by his side and taking care of him, but Brian continues to perceive himself in a bizarre world where he is continually attacked by various monsters resembling the Griffins and Quagmire.

Brian snaps out of the hallucination after Stewie helps him downstairs to drink some water. The rest of the family attempts to pass the time by various other games, they are unable to take their frustrations out on Meg as usual. Having had enough of all the abuse over the years, Meg turns against them, she starts with Chris by calling him a bastard for his bullying treatment of her and how he never takes her side against their parents. When Lois tries to tell her that she's taking her problems out on everyone else, she brings up her delinquent past and tells her that she is "the furthest thing from" the perfect mother. Meg informs Lois that when she turns 18, she is considering never seeing her again. Tearfully, Lois profusely apologizes to Meg. Meg confronts Peter who, unable to comprehend her insults, thinks that his daughter's argument is amusing when she points out his destructive tendencies and that he'd go to prison if anyone saw his treatment of her, it dawns on Peter that he is being insulted when Meg calls him a "waste of a man."

Shocked, he demands Lois to make Meg stop, but she refuses on the grounds he didn't stand up for her. Within moments, the whole family turn their own abusive criticisms on each other, which ends with a saddened Peter running away to his room in tears, leaving Meg and Brian alone to discuss the situation. Despite Brian complimenting her for standing up for herself, Meg concludes that her family cannot survive without a "lightning rod" to absorb its dysfunction, that her enduring her family's antagonism helps keep them together, she decides to apologise and forgive her family for what just happened and replies that she was taking her own problems out on everyone else, restoring their egos and original opinions. Stewie breaks the fourth wall by telling the audience about the dangers of drugs: "Tonight's Family Guy was a special episode about drug use, but the simple fact is, it's no laughing matter. To learn more about drugs, visit your local library. There's a guy behind there who sells drugs."

The episode was first announced in July 2010 by series creator Seth MacFarlane at the Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. Kevin Reilly, the entertainment president of the Fox Broadcasting Company pitched the idea for the crossover, inspired by theme nights of comedy shows from the 1980s. MacFarlane described the crossover event to be an "enormous challenge" and a "substantial undertaking". MacFarlane was willing to do another crossover event if this one receives successful ratings. In April 2011, executives of the Fox Broadcasting Company announced that "Seahorse Seashell Party" would air on May 1. However, on April 29, it was announced that the crossover event would be removed from the schedule, in response to a series of tornadoes that killed nearly 300 people in the Southern United States; the episodes were subsequently replaced by repeats of "I Am the Walrus" from American Dad!, "Brian Writes a Bestseller" from Family Guy, "Ain't Nothin' But Mutton Bustin'" from The Cleveland Show.

MacFarlane agreed with the decisions after consulting with the executives of Fox, a spokeswoman for the company announced that the episodes would air the following season."Seahorse Seashell Party" was written by Wellesley Wild and directed by Brian Iles. It features guest appearances from Ioan Gruffud

Diving at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 3 metre springboard

The women's 3 metre springboard reported as 3-metre springboard diving, was one of four diving events on the Diving at the 1960 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was split into three phases: Preliminary round Divers performed four voluntary dives without limit of degrees of difficulty; the sixteen divers with the highest scores advanced to the semi-finals. Semi-final Divers performed three voluntary dives without limit of degrees of difficulty; the eight divers with the highest combined scores from the preliminary round and semi-final advanced to the final. Final Divers performed three voluntary dives without limit of degrees of difficulty; the final ranking was determined by the combined score from all three rounds. The Organizing Committee of the Games of the XVII Olympiad. "The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVII Olympiad, Rome 1960, Volume II". The Organizing Committee of the Games of the XVII Olympiad. Pp. pp. 610–1. Archived from the original on August 13, 2011.

Retrieved 2007-01-02. Herman de Wael. "Diving - women's springboard". Retrieved 2007-01-03

1925 Tour de France

The 1925 Tour de France was the 19th edition of the Tour de France. It was held from 21 June to 19 July, over 5,440 km in 18 stages. Italian Ottavio Bottecchia defended his 1924 victory to win his second consecutive Tour. Only 49 of the 130 participants finished the course. In 1919 to 1924, the sponsored teams had been away because of the economic impact of World War I. In 1925, the teams returned. For the first time, the Tour de France started in le Vésinet; the number of stages increased from 15, used since 1910, to 18, thereby decreasing the average stage length. The time bonus, given to the winner of a stage, was removed. After Henri Pélissier had created a controversy by quitting the 1924 Tour de France and complaining on the toughness of the race to a journalist, the Tour organisation made a new rule that said that any rider that harmed the Tour's image would be banned for the next years; the participants were divided into two groups: 39 cyclists were riding in sponsored teams, 91 rode as touriste-routiers.

The teams did not have equal size. B. Louvet, consisted of eight cyclists, while the smallest team, J. Alavoine-Dunlop, had only one cyclist, Jean Alavoine himself. There were 34 Belgian, 28 Italian, 5 Swiss, 5 Luxembourgian and 1 Spanish cyclists. Bottecchia, who had won the previous Tour de France, started by winning the first stage. In 1924, he had had no difficulty in defending his lead, but in 1925 there was Adelin Benoit, who took over the lead in the third stage. Bottecchia was however only eight seconds behind in the general classification. In the fourth stage, Henri Pélissier, the winner of the 1923 Tour de France, left the race. In previous years, Pélissier had left the race after a fight with tour organiser Henri Desgrange, but this time it was because of knee problems. In the sixth stage, Benoit punctured, Bottechia's Automoto team rode as fast as they could to get away from Benoit. Bottecchia won the stage, after he won the next stage too, he took over the lead. In the eighth stage, Adelin Benoit won back eleven minutes in the first Pyrenees stage, in what used to be Bottecchia's specialty.

In the ninth stage, Bottecchia took back the lead in the rain, this decided the race. Bottecchia did not win the stage, but his Automoto teammates had helped him to win 45 minutes on Benoit. After that stage, Nicolas Frantz was number two, more than 13 minutes behind. In the next stages, Bottecchia was helped by his teammate Lucien Buysse. In return, Bottecchia allowed Buysse to win the twelfth stage. In the twelfth stage and Buysse failed to sign in at a control post, were fined with 10 minutes penalty time. Nonetheless, the margin with runner-up Frantz had increased to 27 minutes. In the fourteenth stage, Frantz had a flat tyre, the Automoto team raced away from him. Frantz lost more than 37 minutes; this took Frantz out of contention for the victory, Bottecchia's victory seemed secure. Italian Aimo was the new runner-up, with a margin of more than 55 minutes. Lucien Buysse was only three minutes behind Aimo, in the sixteenth stage, Buysse took off, trying to win back time on Aimo. Nicolas Frantz, Albert Dejonghe and Hector Martin followed him, but Aimo missed that move, lost five minutes.

Buysse was now with Frantz only three seconds behind him. In the seventeenth stage, Frantz missed the deciding escape, Buysse and Aimo finished in the leading group, so Aimo was back in third place. Bottecchia made his Tour victory complete by winning the last stage. In each stage, all cyclists started together; the cyclist who reached the finish first, was the winner of the stage. The time that each cyclist required to finish the stage was recorded. For the general classification, these times were added up. In 1925, no French cyclist finished in the top ten. For the first time, two of the three riders on the podium were Italian; the race for touriste-routiers, cyclists who did not belong to a team and were allowed no assistance, was won by Despontin. The organing newspaper, l'Auto named a meilleur grimpeur, an unofficial precursor to the modern King of the Mountains competition; this award was won by Bottecchia. The 1925 Tour de France was Bottecchia's last great victory. In 1926 he withdrew in the Pyrenees.

When he was training in 1927, he was found bleeding at the side of the road close to his house, he died some hours later. The champion of the 1923 Tour de France, Henri Pélissier, rode his last Tour de France in 1925. During the race, Bottecchia had promised Lucien Buysse half his earnings. Buysse was content with this deal, did not try to win the Tour himself. After the race ended, Buysse told his relatives that he was happy with how things went, but that the next year he would try and win the race, which he did. Augendre, Jacques. Guide historique. Tour de France. Paris: Amaury Sport Organisation. Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016. McGann, Bill; the Story of the Tour de France: 1903–1964. 1. Indianapolis, IN: Dog Ear Publishing. ISBN 978-1-59858-180-5. Luxemburger Illustrierte - Edition spéciale: Tour de France Bartolini, Elio. Ottavio Bottecchia. Edizioni Studio Tesi. ISBN 88-7692-360-8. Retrieved 21 September 2009. Facchinetti, Paolo. Bottecchia: il forzato della strada.

Ediciclo Editore. ISBN 88-88829-23-7. Retrieved 21 September 2009. Media related to 1925 Tour de France at Wikimedia Commons

Comic Blade Masamune

Comic Blade Masamune was a bi-monthly Japanese shōnen manga magazine published by Mag Garden that contains manga and information about those series. It began in December 2002 and ceased publication on June 15, 2007, to be revamped as a new magazine called Comic Blade Avarus. 01 Asatte no Houkou Archaic Chain Assassins Cocoon Death God 4 Dragon Sister! Erementar Gerad -Aozora no Senki- Gun Dolls Harukaze Bitter★Bop Ignite Wedge Magica Maid cafe curio Monochrome Factor Neko Rahmen Omisoreshimashita Puchi-Hound Purism×Egoist Puzzle+ Sketchbook Tactics Uripō Mag Garden's Official Comic Blade Masamune Website

Carly Fiorina 2016 presidential campaign

The 2016 presidential campaign of Carly Fiorina was announced in a video message posted on May 4, 2015. Fiorina was chief executive officer of the technology company Hewlett-Packard, was the Republican nominee for U. S. Senate in California in 2010. Fiorina suspended her campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on February 10, 2016. On April 27, 2016, Ted Cruz announced that Fiorina would be his running mate should he win the nomination, she joined his campaign days before the Indiana Primary. Cruz suspended his campaign that evening ending Fiorina's vice-presidential bid. After the election, Fiorina received one electoral vote for vice president from a faithless elector from Texas. A candidate for the United States Senate in 2010, Fiorina ruled out running for the U. S. Senate in 2016, but did not rule out running for President in 2016. In November 2014, The Washington Post reported that Fiorina was "actively exploring" a run for president, her business background and status as the only CEO and the only woman in a "sea of suited men" were mentioned as positives, with Republican strategists pointing to her unsuccessful 2010 Senate campaign, unpaid campaign debt and dismissal from HP as "considerable challenges."

On March 29, 2015, Fiorina told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace there was a "higher than 90 percent" chance that she would enter the race to be the Republican Party nominee in the 2016 presidential election. In the weeks leading up to her campaign announcement, Fiorina made numerous strategic appearances in the key battleground states of Iowa and New Hampshire. Fiorina announced her candidacy on May 4, 2015, via an online video posted by her campaign, followed by appearances on ABC's Good Morning America and The Kelly File. On May 5, Fiorina made publicized appearances on Late Night with Seth Meyers. After days of national media appearances described as a "media blitz," Fiorina returned to campaign in Iowa on May 7. Shortly after Fiorina announced her entry into the 2016 presidential race, in a replay of her 2010 senatorial race, social media and editorial outlets referenced her tenure as HP's CEO and chair as a basis for her run for president. Commentators challenged Fiorina's claims of success, citing dozens of examples and anecdotes of why Fiorina had failed in her business leadership roles at both Hewlett-Packard and Lucent.

The discussion revolved around the 30,000 U. S. job cuts as well as offshoring, which Fiorina directed during her tenure at HP, contrasting it with the high compensation bonuses she received from the company, the events surrounding her resignation from HP. Campaign manager Sarah Isgur Flores deflected the criticism saying, Fiorina "worked hard to save as many jobs as possible", her defenders argued that Fiorina made difficult and unpopular decisions to turn around a struggling firm. Other discussions focused on her well-documented public record, including coverage of risky vendor financing programs that Fiorina was said to have supported during her time as Lucent's president of consumer products; the programs, which inflated the company's revenue figures to the benefit of Fiorina's bonus payout, were said to have contributed to the downfall of the company part of the iconic AT&T Bell Labs organization. On the afternoon of May 4, 2015, a website appeared under the domain name stating that Fiorina's organization had failed to register the domain and criticizing her tenure as CEO.

According to The Hill, the site was created by an employee of the Service Employees International Union, a labor union representing over 1.9 million US service industry employees. On May 10, Fiorina appeared on Meet the Press. S. and abroad. She added "I had to make tough calls during tough times. Tough times that many technology companies didn't survive at all. Andrew Sorkin, from The New York Times, challenged Fiorina's assertions about her success as a businesswoman, writing that these percentages refer to revenue and not profit, that the revenue growth was a result of acquisitions. In August 2015, in what was reported as a rebuttal to Sorkin's article, Tom Perkins, one of the HP board members who voted to oust Fiorina, published a full-page ad in the form of a letter in the New York Times, paid for by a pro-Fiorina super PAC "CARLY for America", in which he commented on the firing from HP by saying: "Critics claim Carly was fired at HP because she was unsuccessful; as a member of the board, I can tell you.

In truth, it was the Board I was a part of, ineffective and dysfunctional."In mid-September 2015, Fiorina addressed previous criticism from Yale business management scholar Jeffrey Sonnenfeld who had said in 2008 that Fiorina used a "street bully" style of management, that she had been a failure as HP's CEO. He described in August 2015 how Fiorina was saying she had doubled revenue at HP, but Sonnenfeld said this was an empty metric. Donald Trump, a Republican contender against Fiorina in the 2016 presidential race, used Sonnenfeld's analysis against her during the second televised debate in 2015, she countered by calling Sonnenfeld a "Clintonite". Sonnenfeld wrote back in Politico magazine that problems with Fiorina's leadership style were what caused HP to lose half its value during her tenure, he said she does not admit mistakes and thus does not learn from them, that she manipulates stati