Pressing questions answered

first_imgQ: In the television show “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” the secret agents often entered the headquarters through a tailor shop. What was the name of the shop? How about the address of the HQ? – M.H., Winchester, Ky. A: The name of the nondescript tailor shop was Del Floria’s. The exact location varied through the run of the series. However, the general location is the East Side of Manhattan, near the United Nations, along First Avenue in the 40s. Q: In the 1968 science-fiction movie “Planet of the Apes,” in what year did the events take place? Q: I have never seen Bojangles dance, but it is my understanding he was a pre-eminent tap dancer. Where did he get his nickname? When and where was he born? – J.R., Lincoln, Neb. A: Bill “Bojangles” Robinson (1878-1949) was born in Richmond, Va. Robinson, who wasalways claimed that he had no idea where Bojangles came from or what it meant. Q: I understand one of the most visited sites at Arlington National Cemetery is the Tomb of the Unknowns. I’ve also heard it called the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Which is correct? When did it open to the public? When did guarding the tomb begin? given the nickname as a child, – C.E., Ann Arbor, Mich. A: According to the folks at Arlington National Cemetery, there is no official name for the tomb, which opened to the public on April 9, 1932. The Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) began protecting the monument around-the-clock on April 6, 1948. Q: In more than one spy novel, the hero orders a magnum of champagne for himself and his lady friend. What kind of champagne is this? – B.E.R., Middle Valley, Tenn. A: It’s not a type or brand; it’s the size of the bottle. A magnum is equivalent to two standard- size bottles, or 1.50 liters. Q: You said three Major League Baseball players hit a grand-slam home run in their first at-bat: Bill Duggleby (1898), Jeremy Hermida (2005) and Kevin Kouzmanoff (2006). What about Bobby Bonds? Didn’t he do the same thing? – M.L., Elmira, N.Y. A: Bobby Bonds (San Francisco Giants) played his first major-league game on June 25, 1968. If you were scoring his first plate appearance that night, your scorecard would have read HBP – hit by pitch. However, in the sixth inning, he hit a grand slam. Bonds, like the others, hit a grand slam in his first major-league game – but not in his first appearance at the plate. Q: For several years I have had tinnitus, a constant ringing in the ear. What does the word tinnitus mean? – B.L., Waco, Texas A: Tinnitus comes from the Latin “tinnire,” meaning “to ring.” Send your questions to Mr. Know-It-All at gclothier@readingeagle.com or c/o United Feature Syndicate, 200 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.– F.T., Roanoke, Va. A: The film – starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter – took place in A.D. 3978. Q: In the 1960s, I spent my teenage years in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where I listened to a local group called Chad Allan and the Reflections. I even have the band members’ autographs in my collection of stuff. I know this is a long shot, but can you tell me what happened to the band? – K.H., Bar Harbor, Maine A: The band formed in 1960 as the Silvertones and, two years later, became Chad Allan and the Reflections; the members subsequently changed their name again, to Chad Allan and the Expressions. One more name change in 1965 to The Guess Who. last_img read more

Finding an end to strike is in everyone’s best interest

first_imgNEITHER the Writers Guild of America nor Hollywood’s big studios have anything to gain from a protracted writers strike. Los Angeles doesn’t, either. That’s why both sides should – and, for the sake of the community they call home, must – come to a fair resolution quickly. At issue in the ongoing strike is royalties from Internet streams and downloads of Hollywood material. Clearly, online revenues are going to make up an increasing share of what the industry brings in, while broadcast TV will make up an even smaller one. It only stands to reason that the creators of the content should get some portion of the online take. Given how little money is being made now in these new platforms and how much money stands to be made over time, they ought to be able to agree on sharing profits when, and if, they come. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre And given how many small businesses, local governments and families will suffer if Los Angeles’ biggest and most important industry remains out of commission, we can only hope that all involved will come to their senses sooner rather than later. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DONEGAL CARPET SELLS FOR €18,000!

first_imgThe Donegal carpet which was bought for €18,000.A Donegal carpet, believed to be one of the biggest ever made in the former Killlybegs factory, has sold for €18,000.The huge carpet was sold at Mealy’s sale on Wednesday afternoon and had a sale estimate was €15,000-€25,000.The blue carpet, measuring about 14m by 5m (45ft by 16ft), was commissioned by the New Ireland Assurance company for its Dublin boardroom, in 1964, but later sold off after an office refurbishment.The carpet was bought by Belfast publican Willie Jack bought the carpet. He said himself and his business partner, Bruce Kirk, planned to put it on display in one of their pubs in the city.They own three of Belfast’s best-known pubs: the Duke of York, the Harp Bar and the Dark Horse.Mr Jack, who is also “a collector of Irish breweriana” (antiques and collectibles related to brewing and distilling) said their customers “want to see authentic Irish decor in the pubs”.DONEGAL CARPET SELLS FOR €18,000! was last modified: July 18th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal carpetKillybegssoldlast_img read more

Golden Glove top 10 by clean sheets and games – how close was the battle?

first_img 10 10 10 10 4. Kasper Schmeichel kept 15 clean sheets in 38 appearances for Leicester City this season – Ranked by number of clean sheets recorded and appearances made throughout the campaign. 10 10 10. ?ukasz Fabia?ski kept nine clean sheets for Swansea City in 37 appearances in the Premier League this season – see the top 10 and the winner in full by clicking the arrow above, right – Ranked by number of clean sheets recorded and appearances made throughout the campaign. 10 10 6. Simon Mignolet kept 11 clean sheets in 34 appearances for Liverpool this season – Ranked by number of clean sheets recorded and appearances made throughout the campaign. It’s not all attack, attack, attack.The Golden Boot – clinched by Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane – may be the more exciting race, but let’s not undermine the battle for the Golden Glove.This season has seen Petr Cech, David De Gea, Kasper Schmeichel and Joe Hart all go head-to-head for the clean sheet prize.And De Gea saw his name struck off Chris Smalling’s Christmas card list after the centre back’s own goal in United’s 3-1 victory over Bournemouth saw the Spaniard fall behind his rivals in the final game of the campaign.So, check out the top 10 goalkeepers who recorded the most clean sheets in the Premier League for the 2015/16 season, ranked also by the number of appearances made, by viewing the slideshow above. 9. Adrián kept nine clean sheets in 32 appearances for West Ham this season – Ranked by number of clean sheets recorded and appearances made throughout the campaign. 5. Hugo Lloris has kept 13 clean sheets in 37 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur this season – Ranked by number of clean sheets recorded and appearances made throughout the campaign. 7. Heurelho Gomes kept 11 clean sheets in 38 appearances for Watford this season – Ranked by number of clean sheets recorded and appearances made throughout the campaign. 10 3. Joe Hart kept 15 clean sheets in 35 appearances for Manchester City this season – Ranked by number of clean sheets recorded and appearances made throughout the campaign. 2. David De Gea has kept 15 clean sheets in 34 appearances for Manchester United this season – Ranked by number of clean sheets recorded and appearances made throughout the campaign. 8. Jack Butland kept 10 clean sheets in 31 appearances for Stoke City this season – Ranked by number of clean sheets recorded and appearances made throughout the campaign. 10 1. Petr Cech claimed the Golden Glove, keeping 16 clean sheets in 34 appearances for Arsenal this season – Ranked by number of clean sheets recorded and appearances made throughout the campaign.last_img read more

TRANSFER REPORT! Real star eyeing Prem switch amid Chelsea and Man City interest

first_img1 Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez is considering a move to the Premier League – amid interest from Manchester City and Chelsea.The Colombian star endured an indifferent 2015/16 campaign at the Bernabeu and made just 17 La Liga starts for Zinedine Zidane’s side.The French manager is reportedly willing to let the 24-year-old leave the Spanish capital this summer, although Real officials would prefer him to stay due to the commercial revenue he brings in for the club.Having enjoyed a promising return to form for Colombia in the Copa America, James is attracting interest from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, while Chelsea are also weighing up whether to make a mega-money bid.According to El Confidencial, Chelsea and City could enter a bidding war for James, with a fee of around £40m expected to be enough to lure him away from the Bernabeu. James Rodriguez in action for Colombia last_img read more