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The Real Ghostbusters

The Real Ghostbusters is an American animated television series, a spin-off/sequel of the 1984 comedy movie Ghostbusters. The series ran from September 13, 1986, to October 5, 1991, was produced by Columbia Pictures Television, DIC Enterprises and Coca-Cola Telecommunications; the series continues the adventures of paranormal investigators Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, Dr. Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, their secretary Janine Melnitz and their mascot ghost Slimer. "The Real" was added to the title after a dispute with its Ghost Busters properties. There were two ongoing Real Ghostbusters comics, one published monthly by Now Comics in the United States and the other published weekly by Marvel Comics in the United Kingdom. Kenner produced a line of action playsets based on the cartoon; the series follows the continuing adventures of the four Ghostbusters, their secretary Janine, their accountant Louis, their mascot Slimer, as they chase and capture rogue spirits around New York City and various other areas of the world.

At the start of the fourth season in 1988, the show was retitled to Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters. It aired in a one-hour time slot, which the show began doing under its original name earlier that same year on January 30, 1988. In addition to the regular thirty-minute Real Ghostbusters episode, a half-hour Slimer sub-series was added that included 2–3 short animated segments focusing on the character Slimer. Animation for the Slimer! Cartoons was handled by Wang Film Productions. At the end of its seven-season run, 147 episodes had aired, including the syndicated episodes and 13 episodes of Slimer, with multiple episodes airing out of production order. Slimer is shown to haunt the Sedgewick Hotel as its recurring pest; the segments added several characters as friends of Slimer and other supporting characters like a singing ice-cream truck driver named Chilly Cooper, an Italian pizza chef named Luigi, a restaurant owner named Rafael, Luigi's boss, a bellhop named Bud, hotel manager Morris Grout, socialite Mrs. Van Huego and her dog Fred, odd-job worker Rudy.

Slimer had an antagonist named Professor Norman Dweeb, an archetypical mad scientist accompanied by a sidekick pink poodle named Elizabeth. Dweeb wants to gain personal glory. Dweeb made three appearances in the main series, one a clip show from the last two seasons. Other enemies of Slimer include an alley cat named Manx, a dog named Bruiser, a tough woman named Mrs. Stone, the ghost gangsters Goolem and Zugg as well as their boss Scareface. One of the ghosts from the Slimer cartoons, the Sleaze reappeared in The Real Ghostbusters to be captured a second time. Lorenzo Music – Peter Venkman Dave Coulier – Peter Venkman Maurice LaMarche – Egon Spengler Frank Welker – Ray Stantz, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Mayor Lenny Clotch, Scareface Arsenio Hall – Winston Zeddemore Buster Jones – Winston Zeddemore Laura Summer – Janine Melnitz Kath Soucie – Janine Melnitz Rodger BumpassLouis Tully Charlie Adler – Rafael Jeff Altman – Professor Norman Dweeb Fay DeWitt – Mrs. Van Huego April Hong – Catherine Katie Leigh – Jason Danny Mann – Luigi, Bud Jeff Marder – Rudy Danny McMurphy – Donald Alan Oppenheimer – Morris P. Grout, Goolem John Stocker – Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Cree Summer – Chilly Cooper, Mrs. Stone At the same time The Real Ghostbusters was being created, Filmation was making a cartoon revamp of their 1970s live-action series The Ghost Busters, due to disagreements with Columbia over animation rights.

A short pilot episode never aired in full. The full four-minute promo was released on Time Life's DVD set in 2008. Scenes of the pilot can be seen in TV promos. Among differences seen in the promo pilot, the Ghostbusters wore beige jumpsuits as in the film and the character design for Peter Venkman bore more of a resemblance to actor Bill Murray; the character designs by Jim McDermott were different, with color-coded jumpsuits for each character. When he auditioned for the voice of Egon Spengler, Maurice LaMarche noted that while he was asked not to impersonate Harold Ramis, he did so anyway and got the part. LaMarche noted that Bill Murray had remarked off-handedly to producers that Lorenzo Music's voice of Peter Venkman sounded more like Garfield. Bill Murray went on to voice Garfield in Garfield: The Movie after Music died. A different explanation for the change of actor for Peter Venkman came from Dave Coulier, who took over the role of Venkman from Music, who explained that Joe Medjuck, a producer on both the original 1984 film and the animated series, wanted the character to sound more like Bill Murray.

Ernie Hudson was the only actor from the films. Although the Ghostbusters concept was tinkered with, the finalized show does feature many tie-ins from the films. In the season 1 episode "Take Two", the Ghostbusters fly to Hollywood to visit the set of a movie based on their adventures, revealed to be the 1984 movie at the end of the episode; the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man makes numerous appearances. During the third season, Walter Peck, the Environmental Protection Agency antagonist from the original film, reappears; the uniforms and containment unit are redesigned, Slimer is changed from a bad ghost to a resident and friend, events which are explained in the episode "Citizen Ghost" that flashes back to what happened to the Ghostbusters right after the movie's events. Gozer is me

Female bonding

In ethology and social science, female bonding is the formation of a close personal relationship and patterns of friendship and cooperation in females. Within the context of human relationships the definition and display of female bonding can be dependent on multiple factors such as age, sexual orientation, culture and marital status. For example, some studies have shown that there is strong female bonding evidence, shared among single women, it is evident that this particular cohort of women sees each other as lifelong confidants due to the absence of a lifelong commitment to a spouse. Along with this, the lack of commitment allows women to develop and maintain the strong ties between other single female friends. Female bonding can be further explored within the human context of relationships within the family. For example, the positive mother-daughter ties which develop have been described to provide immense emotional and instrumental support. In an alternative study, a mother described her daughters as "more like sisters, communicating that equality...was an essential feature of their current relationships.

They used the language of companionate ties..."In addition to mother-daughter ties, sibling ties can be examined for further exemplification in female bonding. There is much evidence that sister-sister ties are the strongest ties that exist, out of the possible combinations of gendered sibling ties which are shared. In a recent study, an interviewee described her relationship shared with her sister as the most enduring and intimate of her life; this further suggests the emotional sharing, said to be the primary foundation on which female bonding is founded. There has been evidence within animal context regarding the genetic theory behind female bonding. A study that "investigated the social network structure of an embayment population of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops aduncus... examined the impact of maintaining the cohesion of the social network." The results of this article prove that there was "greater influence on female than on male social relationships, as association strength was positively correlated with genetic relatedness between females".

Affectional orientation Womance Human bonding Male bonding Cross-sex friendship Feminine psychology Homosociality Social connection Allen, K. R. Blieszner, R. & Roberto, K. A.. Perspectives on extended family and fictive kin in years: Strategies and meanings of kin representation. Journal of Family Issues, 32, 1156 – 1177. Retrieved March 21, 2011, from ERIC database. Wells, J.. The Closeness of Sisters: Imagining Cassandra and Jane; the Closeness of Sisters: Imagining Cassandra and Jane. Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal On-Line, 30, 1775 – 1817. Retrieved March 21, 2011, from MLA International Bibliography. Wiszniewski, J. Lusseau, D. & Moller, L. M.. Female bisexual kinship ties maintain social cohesion in dolphin network. Animal Behavior, 80, 895 – 904. Retrieved March 21, 2012, from ScienceDirect database. Greiner, Donald, J.. Women Without men: female bonding and the American Novel of the 1980s. University of South Carolina Press. ISBN 9780872498846. Valen, Kelly; the twisted sisterhood: unraveling the dark legacy of female friendships.

Random House Ballantine Books. ISBN 9780345520517

Hughes/Thrall (album)

Hughes/Thrall is the self-titled, debut album by musical collaborators Glenn Hughes and Pat Thrall. It is, to date, their only album. After the break-up of Deep Purple, Glenn Hughes had not been prolific in his output. By 1981 he had only produced one solo album. By comparison, guitarist Pat Thrall had worked on several albums with Pat Travers. Thrall had come to the attention of Hughes; the two got together and struck up a working partnership. The result was the Hughes/Thrall album. Hughes/Thrall marked a return to hard rock for Hughes; the album itself with influences of new wave and post-punk. Thrall made good use of guitar synthesizers and many have cited the album as being quite influential to the direction of rock music in the 1980s, it was critically well received upon its release. However, despite the positive reception from critics, the album failed to sell well at the time, it has since, become somewhat of a cult album. Along with Hughes and Thrall the album featured keyboardist Peter Schless and drummers Gary Ferguson, Frankie Banali of W.

A. S. P. and Quiet Riot fame, prolific session player, Gary Mallaber. The album was co-produced and mixed by Andy Johns, who had worked with Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones; the song Coast to Coast had featured on the Trapeze album You Are the Music... We're Just the Band. Promotional videos were shot for the songs The Look in Your Eyes and Muscle and Blood and these received some airplay on music channels at their time of release. In January 2007 the album was re-issued; this new version featured the original album remastered, as well as two bonus tracks, both outtakes from the original sessions. The first bonus track, Still The Night featured on the first Phenomena album, which featured Hughes, but not Thrall. Another version appeared on the John Norum album Face the Truth; this is the first time. An immediate follow up to the Hughes/Thrall album was planned and some tracks were written and demoed. Two of the songs intended for the follow-up album, "You Were Always There" and "Devil in You", were re-recorded by Hughes for his 1994 album From Now On....

In 2006 it was announced that a follow up had been recorded, was slated for release in 2008. However, in June 2009, Glenn Hughes confirmed "I have put the Hughes/Thrall 2 project behind me. We started the album in 1997 and Pat Thrall wanted to produce it by himself. Ten years to produce an album? I take no more than six months. Let's move on with our lives." Glenn Hughes – vocals, bass Pat Thrall – guitar, guitar synthesizer Gary Ferguson – drums Frankie Banali – drums Gary Mallaber – drums Peter Schless – keyboards Hughes/Thrall entry at


Samriddhi, a word which means prosperity in English, is an annual student-run business conference that takes place at the Goa Institute of Management, India. One of the largest Business School Conferences, it is a three-day event that features prominent speakers and participants from colleges all over India; the main event during Samriddhi is the business conference, where speakers from diverse business backgrounds and interests come together and speak about topics related to the theme of that year's conference. Other events that take place during the course of the three-day conference include quizzes, case studies, a photography competition; the theme for the year 2012 was "The Business of Innovation". Speakers from varying backgrounds came together to speak about their fields of work and explain to students how they brought about innovation. Speakers this year included, amongst others, the Governor of Goa H. E. Bharat Vir Wanchoo, Alyque Padamsee, Kumar Ankit, Stephen Remedios, Mithileshwar Jha.

The topics ranged from Film making to the Advertising to Business Logistics. In addition to the Business Conference, on the second and third days of the conference, various educational and entertaining events were held for students from Business schools all across India. H. E. Bharat Vir Wanchoo, Governor of Goa Alyque Padamsee S L Ganapathi Stephen Remedios Commodore Srikant Kesnur Captain Praveen Nair Devdutt Modak Kumar Ankit "India can be the brainbox of the world, says Alyque Padamsee" "India emerging as economic power" "Simple things can change the world" "I Have no religion" "India can be the brainbox of the world" "Samriddhi 2012 Kicks Off in Goa" "" "India emerging as economic power"

Sino-American Treaty for the Relinquishment of Extraterritorial Rights in China

The Sino-American Treaty for the Relinquishment of Extraterritorial Rights in China or Sino-American New Equal Treaty was a bilateral treaty signed by the United States and the Republic of China on January 11, 1943. The formal name of the treaty was Treaty Between the United States of America and the Republic of China for the Relinquishment of Extraterritorial Rights in China and the Regulation of Related Matters, it became effective on May 20, 1943 following the mutual exchange of ratifications pursuant to Article VIII. After the United States declared war upon Japan on Dec. 8, 1941, the governments of the United States and United Kingdom mutually decided that it would be advantageous to end extraterritoriality and the unilateral privileges in China, granted by the "unequal treaties." Extraterritoriality was thus ended, making citizens of the United States and United Kingdom in China subject to Chinese law, as well as the existence of treaty ports and their autonomous foreign settlements, legation quarters, the right to station foreign warships in Chinese waters and foreign troops on Chinese territory.

In close coordination with the United States, the United Kingdom and China established a corresponding treaty which served the same purpose and was concluded on the same day. After war was declared between the United States and Japan in December, 1941, the United States became China's ally but could not send military aid on the large scale needed. Japanese officials justified their conquests by claiming that Japan was liberating Asia from Western imperialism and that Westerners were racist and exploitative. A high official in the U. S. Department of State warned that "the Chinese are becoming disappointed and resentful" and that some Chinese were "beginning to talk of the possibility of China ceasing to be an active belligerent..." Former U. S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull, although not in the inner circle on policy toward China, turned his attention to negotiating a treaty to end the privileges granted over the previous century; the treaty was ratified by the United States Senate unanimously and came into effect on 20 May 1943.

In Chongqing, China's wartime capital, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek declared that with the signing of the treaties, "an independent China on equal footing" has become "a real friend" of Great Britain and the United States. Henceforth, Chiang concluded, "if we are weak, if we lack self-confidence, the fault will be ours." The official press praised Chiang. One newspaper said that the treaties made the Unequal Treaties into no more than "a stack of waste paper," and bragged that if it were not for our Party and for Sun Yat-sen and Generalissimo Chiang the treaties would still be in force; the leftist and communist press reacted quickly. They praised the efforts of the Communist Party in creating the United Front and claimed that the party had been a leader in the struggle for national liberation. In December, 1943, in response to some of the same pressures which brought about the end of extraterritoriality, the Senate passed the Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act which ended the formal and legal exclusion of Chinese from immigration to the United States.

The terms of the Treaty are summarized as follows: Article I: The U. S. relinquished all rights to extraterritoriality in China, including such rights established under the Treaty of Wanghia and the Treaty of Tientsin. As a result, the United States Court for China and the U. S. Consular Courts in China, which exercised extraterritorial jurisdiction in China, were abolished. Article II: The U. S. and China terminated the Boxer Protocol. Article III: The U. S. agreed that administration and control of the International Settlements at Shanghai and Amoy should revert to China. Accordingly, the U. S. relinquished its rights of administration and control back to China and agreed to assist China with obtaining the relinquishment of such rights from other countries. Article IV: Previous real estate titles and leases in China were to be respected. Article V: The U. S. had long allowed Chinese nationals to travel and carry on trade within its territory. Under Article V, China reciprocated these rights for U.

S. nationals within its territory. The U. S. and China agreed to treat each other's nationals within its territory the same as its own nationals with respect to all legal proceedings, administration of justice, taxation. Article VI: Each nation was authorized to establish consular offices in the other nation. Nationals of each nation present in the other nation were authorized to communicate with their nation's consular offices. Article VII: The U. S. and China agreed that both nations would negotiate a comprehensive modern treaty of friendship, commerce and consular rights six months after the end of World War II. The Treaty of Friendship and Navigation between the United States of America and the Republic of China was established as a result. Article VIII: The requirements for the Treaty to become effective, including ratification, were set forth. In accordance with these requirements, the Treaty became effective on May 20, 1943. Feis, Herbert; the China Tangle: The American Effort in China from Pearl Harbor to the Marshall Mission.

Princeton: Princeton University Press. Wang, Dong. China's Unequal Treaties: Narrating National History. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books. ISBN 0739112082. Treaty Between The United States And China For The Relinquishment Of Extraterritorial Rights In China And The Regulation Of Related Matters China's External Relations

Leinster League Division One

Leinster League Division One, as the name implies, is the first division of the Leinster League and started in the 1994/95 season. Suttonians, Co. Carlow, Mullingar, Navan, Wexford Wanderers, Portlaoise and Enniscorthy entered the division through the qualifying matches in the 1993/1994 season; the number of teams in the division was reduced from 14 to 12 in the 2007/08 season, but this was reversed in the 2008/09 season. Boyne Cill Dara Dundalk Enniscorthy Garda Monkstown Navan Newbridge Portlaoise Seapoint Skerries Tullamore Tullow Wicklow Ashbourne Boyne Cill Dara Dundalk Garda Monkstown Navan Portlaoise Seapoint Skerries Tullamore WicklowAt the end of the season, Ashbourne were relegated to Division Two and Enniscorthy and Tullow were promoted, making it 14 teams once again for 2008/2009. Boyne Cill Dara Dundalk Enniscorthy Garda Kilkenny Monkstown Mullingar Naas Navan Portlaoise Seapoint Skerries TullamoreAt the end of the season, Mullingar and Kilkenny were relegated to Division Two and Ashbourne and Wicklow were promoted.

Naas won promotion to AIB Division Three. 1994/1995 Dundalk 1995/1996 Suttonians 1996/1997 Co Carlow 1997/1998 Naas 1998/1999 Barnhall 1999/2000 Naas 2000/2001 Navan 2001/2002 Kilkenny 2002/2003 Kilkenny 2003/2004 Seapoint RFC 2004/2005 Naas 2005/2006 Monkstown 2006/2007 Naas 2007/2008 Cill Dara 2008/2009 Navan 2009/2010 Seapoint RFC Naas Kilkenny Navan Seapoint RFC Barnhall Cill Dara Co Carlow Dundalk Monkstown Suttonians Leinster Rugby: Leinster League History: Division One Leinster League Division One 2008/2009 Leinster League Division One 2007/2008 Leinster League Division One 2006/2007