The respected independent film veteran Bingham Ray has died, the Sundance Film Festival announced on Monday. He was 57.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a 2008 law that grants telecoms immunity from lawsuits based on complaints arising from their role in aiding government surveillance efforts. Judge M. Margaret McKeown cited a Senate intelligence panel, which said that without immunity, "the private sector might be unwilling to cooperate with lawful government requests in the future." Reuters (12/29), The Washington Post/The Associated Press
Updated New Release With Corrected Lot Numbers Petrus Feed and Seed Stores, Inc. recalls its 21% Dog Food
Petrus Feed and Seed Stores, Inc. today announced a voluntary recall of its dry dog food – 21% Protein Dog Food in 40 lb Petrus Feed bags. The product is being recalled because the product was manufactured with corn which tested above acceptable levels for Aflatoxin. The affected products were manufactured at Cargill’s manufacturing facility located in LeCompte, Louisiana between December 1, 2010 and December 1, 2011.
The recall only applies 21% Dog Food, packaged in 40 lb Petrus Feed bags with the following packaging Date codes (lot numbers) 4K1011 through 4K1307. Updated lot numbers are 4K1011 through 4K1335.
The affected dry dog food was distributed in Petrus Feed and Seed in Alexandria, Louisiana.
While no adverse health effects related to these products have been reported, Petrus Feed and Seed Store, Inc. is implementing this recall as a precautionary measure. Consumers are urged to return affected products – whether in opened or unopened packages – to their place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, contact 318-443-2259, Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM and Saturday, 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM.
Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product. Pets that have consumed any of the above recalled products and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.
“How are feeling tonight? Welcome to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! Thank you I appreciate that. It’s good to be back we have a whole week of funny shows. Hey guys, huge international news, you guys. Kim Jong Il – you know, the crazy leader of North Korea who hate us? – well, he passed away over the weekend. And get this -- his 28-year-old son, Kim Jong Un is taking over. It won’t be easy – he’s got some BIG women’s sunglasses to fill.”
“Hey guys, tomorrow is the first night of Hanukkah, and the White House already had its annual Hanukkah reception. Yeah, first Obama lit a menorah – then Biden made a wish and blew it out. (‘Somebody keep him away.’)”
“And this is nice. President Obama and his family just released their official Christmas Card, which features their dog Bo in front of a fireplace. Of course, when the Chinese president got his, he didn't think it was a card - he thought it was a take-out menu.”
“Speaking of the holidays, the Salvation Army says that someone actually dropped a diamond ring into one of their donation kettles. Or as Kobe Bryant’s wife put it, ‘You’re welcome.’ (‘I won’t be needing that. That’s the end of that.’)”
“I read about a 94-year-old woman who recently died, and left 13 million dollars to her pet cat. You should have seen the cat's face when he heard – it was like, (EMOTIONLESS, LICK PAW.)”
“This is weird. A man in Israel recently changed his name to Mark Zuckerberg. Which explains that guy’s new website, ‘Facebuchhhas.’ ‘Hey what did you write on my wailing wall?’ ‘There is no ‘like’ button, there’s an ‘eh’ button. Eh.’”
“Hey, this is pretty interesting. Scientists just discovered that rats can actually show compassion. Which explains why this morning on the subway, I saw a rat give up his seat to an older rat with shopping bags. (‘It was just sweet…’)”
“And finally, a man in Washington known as the ‘Fast Food Bandit’ was just arrested for robbing 12 Subway restaurants. But the good news is, when he gets to prison, they’ll be offering unlimited footlongs.”
“How are you guys feeling tonight? Welcome to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! I’m so excited, you guys! It’s gonna be such a huge show – tonight we have Tom Cruise on the show! And tech expert Josh Topolsky! Yeah, you heard it right, ladies—tech expert Josh Topolsky.”
“Hey, did you see this? Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg apparently went hunting, killed a bison, nicknamed it ‘Billy,’ then mounted its head on a wall. Yeah, then Zuckerberg was like, (WIPE HANDS) ‘Anyone else wanna complain about the new Facebook Timeline?’”
“That’s right, Mark Zuckerberg killed a bison and mounted its head on the wall. Which explains why today, all my Farmville animals migrated to Friendster.”
“Get this. According to a new survey, the most annoying word of 2011 was ‘whatever.’ Which is why I always go with the much less annoying option: “Whatevsies.”
“I just read this. In honor of Christmas, a town in the UK held a reindeer race on Friday night. And of course, it happened to be RIGHT when my Grandma was crossing the street.”
“That’s right, there was a reindeer race on Friday. The runners included Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and the winner of the race—Mutumbe, the reindeer from Kenya.”
“And finally, I heard that the Kardashian family just released a special 3-D Christmas card. And this is nice – the card even plays Kim’s favorite Christmas song, ‘The 12 Days of Marriage.’”
“How are you guys feeling tonight? Welcome to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! Christmas is just around the corner, and everyone’s traveling for the holidays. So get this -- yesterday TSA workers sang ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ for passengers at LAX. And I thought this is cool – for JetBlue passengers, they sang ‘I Believe I Can Fly Six Hours Later Than I Was Supposed To.’”
“The TSA workers also sang ‘Deck the Halls’ -- not to be confused with their normal song, ‘Check the Balls.’”
“Hey, here’s an election update. In a new interview, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he advised Mitt Romney to be ‘edgier and bolder.’ Or as Romney put it, (REBELLIOUS) ‘Goodbye black socks, hello blue socks.’”
“Some sports news. The NCAA announced that Ohio State will be banned from bowl games for a year because of a bribery scandal involving players. Then Penn State was like, ‘Wait, but WE’RE still okay??’”
“Hey listen to this. I heard that Jay-Z and Kanye West were paid three million dollars each to perform at a sweet 16 party in Dubai. Well, I don’t want to brag, but when I was 16…I had my birthday at (COCKY) ‘The Ground Round.’”
“Some celebrity news. This week, Chaz Bono announced that he split up with his longtime girlfriend after six years together. Yeah, it’s a classic case of girl meets girl, girl becomes boy, then other girl who stayed a girl leaves boy slash ex-girl.”
“And finally, a man in Connecticut proposed to his girlfriend by spelling out the words ‘Will you marry me” in Christmas lights. It was a little awkward – before she could answer, the guy’s neighbor Bill was like, ‘YES! A thousand times, yes!’”
“Hey guys! Welcome to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon everybody! Christmas is almost here, you guys! I’m excited! And this nice is—yesterday President Obama bought about 200 dollars worth of Christmas presents at Best Buy. Then it got awkward when he asked the Geek Squad if they fix economies.”
“The New York Daily News reported that Obama bought the Wii game ‘Just Dance’ for his daughters, Sasha and Malia. Or in other words – the New York Daily News just ruined the fun of opening presents for Sasha and Malia.”
“I just saw this. A recent survey found that 40 percent of parents tell their kids Santa isn’t real after they turn eight years old. (WORRIED) While the rest aren't total liars – right, Mom and Dad??”
“Speaking of Christmas, this is interesting…A new study found that Christmas is the best time to tell loved ones they are overweight. On the other hand, no it’s not.”
“In a new interview, President Obama was asked to describe Michelle, and he used the words ‘beautiful, smart, and funny.’ When asked how he picked those, he used the words, ‘she’s, sitting, and right-next-to-me.’”
“Speaking of Michelle Obama, A Wisconsin congressman is facing criticism after saying that Michelle Obama has a quote ‘large posterior.’ Though Michelle took it as a compliment when she heard the guy's name: Congressman Mix-a-Lot.”
“And finally you guys, I heard that a White Castle in Indiana has actually started selling wine and beer. Really? You don’t go to White Castle and get wasted – you get wasted and then go to White Castle.”
“How are you guys feeling tonight? Welcome to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! Hey, I can’t believe this is our final show of 2011. And on a serious note, I don’t write these jokes by myself. So I want to thank the people who make them possible - Charlie Sheen, the Kardashians, Herman Cain, and Anthony Weiner.”
“Here’s an election update. Yesterday in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney spent an hour knocking on doors, trying to meet with voters. While Rick Perry spent an hour knocking on doors, trying to remember which house was his.”
“Hey, Happy Birthday to Ryan Seacrest, who turns 37 years old this weekend! His party was kind of annoying – he was like ‘We’ll find out what people gave me – (POINT TO CAMERA) right after the cake.’”
“Check this out. This week, a man in Indiana was arrested for robbing a bank with a hot glue gun. It wasn’t that scary – he was like, ‘Nobody move! Or I’ll…plug in this glue gun, wait for it to heat up, and then, I don’t know—you know what, just arrest me. What am I doing this is silly.’”
“This is interesting. It turns out that 80 percent of all fake Christmas trees are made in China. Yeah, it’s a little weird when kids in China all gather ‘round the tree…to finish making the tree.”
“And finally, did you guys hear this? Kobe Bryant’s wife says he cheated on her with 105 women during their marriage. Which means after 104 women, she was like, ‘Okay, NOW this is getting inappropriate.’”
Now your pet can travel like a rock star with Pet Flys latest carrier “Zebra Rock.” Heads will turn with the stunning black faux leather and bronze metallic zebra pattern accented with gleaming antique goldtone hardware.
Your pet will stay cool while cruising at any altitude with the three metal zippered windows and 12 air vents. Additional party favors (or travel essentials) can be put inside the 2 large snap pockets or the bigger zippered pouch. Inside is a safety chain and comfortable mat with removable machine-washable cover. Everything your pet needs to shine for the pup-erazzi!
The carrier retails for $135.00 and fits pets up to 18lbs. And don’t be surprised if your cat wants to crash the party! Available at your favorite pet boutique or www.petflys.com.
Football / Ligue 1
23/09/2011 - 12:12
Controversial net neutrality rules designed by the Federal Communications Commission to prevent internet providers from imposing higher fees on subscribers that stream video or play online games will go into effect on Nov. 20
New Ford Police Interceptors Validated as Pursuit-Rated in Tests Conducted by the Michigan State Police
- The all-new Ford Police Interceptors deliver more performance, handling and fuel economy
- The only all-wheel-drive vehicles specifically built for law enforcement, the Police Interceptors meet stringent law enforcement standards
- Now police departments and other law enforcement agencies can get an all-new, American-made vehicle with the expected durability and price of the popular Crown Victoria
- Ford Police Interceptor Utility expands ability for law enforcement to get the job done efficiently and effectively
Dearborn, Mich., Sept. 20, 2011 – The 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan and Utility today passed stringent Michigan State Police tests and have proven they are ready for law enforcement use. Of special note was the performance of the Police Interceptor Utility, which not only outperformed the Chevrolet Tahoe but held its own amongst the sedans.
The Ford Police Interceptor Utility excelled in 0-60 acceleration, braking, and handling over the two day testing.
"We are pleased that the performance of the Police Interceptor Utility was validated because it provides more choice for law enforcement agencies,” said Lisa Teed, Ford’s marketing manager for the Police Interceptors. "They can be assured that whether in slippery conditions like snow or in pursuit situations the purpose-built Utility will deliver."
Building on more than 15 years of leadership Ford has taken the key product attributes that made Crown Victoria Police Interceptor the leading law enforcement vehicle and increased the next-generation products' capabilities including offering the first and only pursuit-rated all-wheel-drive police vehicles. Now police departments and other law enforcement agencies can get an all-new, American-made vehicle with the same durability and price range of the popular Crown Victoria. The new Police Interceptors will be built at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant.
Working with Ford’s Police Advisory Board, consisting of law enforcement professionals from the United States and Canada who provided feedback on attributes such as safety, performance, durability, driver comfort and functionality. Ford has ensured that the new Police Interceptors are purpose-built to meet the requirements of this demanding industry.
“Our experience with the Crown Victoria helped us develop the next generation of Police Interceptor vehicles that serve as tools for public safety officials to do their jobs safely, efficiently and effectively,” added Teed.
Officer protection is the first priority. The Ford Police Interceptors are the only vehicles certified to pass 75 mph rear collisions. Ballistic door panels to protect from gunshots are available on the driver or passenger doors. Safety cell construction helps direct the force of a collision around the occupant compartment. Crumple zones help absorb and dissipate the energy of a crash.
Power and efficiency
The V6 powertrain portfolio of engines on the Police Interceptors provides the fuel efficiency improvement to assist government agencies in reducing their operating costs. More importantly, the smaller-displacement engines provide increased performance and capability when compared to the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (CVPI) 4.6-liter V8. The highly efficient 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers at least 280 horsepower in the Sedan. An all-new EcoBoost® V6 twin-turbocharged, direct-injection engine is also available producing 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.
“This week’s testing by the Michigan State Police proves our powerful and efficient V6 powertrains exceed CVPI V8 performance and deliver savings back to government agencies," said Bill Gubing, chief engineer of the Ford Police Program. "Government agencies have been seeking money saving solutions. Increased performance and improved fuel economy deliver on our commitment. In addition, engineering common components between the Sedan and Utility, and upfit-friendly solutions will aid the fleet's maintenance. Our goal was to streamline and reduce complexity for the customer, whose resources are constrained in these economic times.”
Managing increased power, requires more stopping power. New 18-inch five-spoke steel wheels and tires are designed to work in concert with the new brake system for improved capability. Additional unique components include a larger heavy-duty alternator and larger radiator. A honeycomb grille provides increased airflow throughout the vehicle to improve cooling and enhance operation.
Rigorous testing was conducted to ensure the new Police Interceptors could handle the demands of around-the-clock law enforcement duty. In addition to the certification testing designed by the Michigan State Police, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will conduct its vehicle tests in November to further evaluate the durability and capability of police vehicles under the most extreme conditions.
The pursuit-rated Ford Police Interceptors come standard with all-wheel-drive. The Sedan is available with a 3.5-liter Ti-VCT flex-fuel V6 or 3.5-liter EcoBoost™ V6 engine. The Utility has 3.7-liter Ti-VCT flex-fuel V6 engine producing 300 hp. Front-wheel-drive configuration is optional.
Round 8 American Le Mans Series
Presented by Tequila Patrón
Saturday September 17, 2011
Pit Notes Presented by Porsche
Stefan Mucke (#007-LMP1 AMR/Lola Coupe B09 60 Aston) records his first ALMS win.
Adrian Fernandez (#007-LMP1 AMR/Lola Coupe B09 60 Aston) records his ninth ALMS win.
Harold Primat (#007-LMP1 AMR/Lola Coupe B09 60 Aston) records his first ALMS win.
Christophe Bouchut (#055-LMP2 Lola Honda) posts his seventh ALMS win.
Scott Tucker (#055-LMP2 Lola Honda) posts his ninth ALMS win.
Luis Diaz (#055-LMP2 Lola Honda) posts his eleventh ALMS win.
Elton Julian (#63-LMPC Oreca FLM09) posts his sixth ALMS win.
Eric Lux (#63-LMPC Oreca FLM09) posts his second ALMS win.
Michael Guasch (#63-LMPC Oreca FLM09) * did not drive more than one lap.
Joerg Bergmeister (#45-GT Porsche 911 GT3 RSR) records his thirty-fourth ALMS win, tied for 4th.
Patrick Long (#45-GT Porsche 911 GT3 RSR) records his twentieth ALMS win.
Spencer Pumpelly (#66-GTC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup) posts his third ALMS win.
Duncan Ende (#66-GTC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup) posts his fourth ALMS win.
Peter Ludwig (#66-GTC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup) posts his first ALMS win.
Championships (pending final results): Chris Dyson and Guy Smith clinch LMP1 drivers title
Dyson Racing clinches LMP1 team championship
Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller clinch GT drivers championship
BMW Team RLL clinch GT team championship