A Chicago man with an apparent appetite for barbeque sauce and an overwhelming appreciation for Michael Jordan spent $9,995 on eBay for a gallon of BBQ sauce intended for use on McDonald’s McJordan sandwich in 1992.The seller was surprised, to say the least.“I’ve got quite a bit of McDonald’s memorabilia,” said Mort Bank, a former McDonald’s owner-operator in North Dakota. “This was on my shelf, and my daughter who helps me with eBay said, ‘I wonder what something like this would be worth?’“I said, ‘I can’t imagine anyone else saved it.’ It only could have been another owner-operator. We decided to see what we could get . . . I said I can remember a chicken nugget someone said looked like Jesus that sold on eBay for what, $6,000? You have to use your imagination to to even think it looks like that. This is an actual product.”The sandwich was named after Michael Jordan during the Bulls’ run of championships, and Bank said the regional McJordan promotion was the first time McDonald’s named a sandwich after a person. Its limited production made the sauce a rare item.Bank would not disclose any information about the buyer other than he’s a male from Chicago.“I assume he’s a Bulls fan,” Bank said.Bank, 65, also is a big NBA fan and former Minnesota Timberwolvesseason-ticket holder.“I’m a Laker fan (from their days as the Minneapolis Lakers),” he said. “But I loved watching Michael Jordan and consider him one of the greatest ever.“If the Lakers weren’t in the Finals, I’d cheer for the Bulls.”Bank originally had the item up for auction on eBay several months ago, but no bid ever met the minimum price of $10,000. So Bank, who was getting offers for approximately $1,000, said he had to renew it every five days at a cost. He decided to apply a “buy it now” option at $10,000.“All of a sudden a news story broke, not sure how, but all of a sudden my daughter called and said we were getting all kinds of offers and questions about it,” Bank said. “It started spreading on the Internet. People paid attention and started making offers.”Once the offer for $9,995.00 came in, Bank decided to sell.“If I had known it was going to be red hot on the Internet, I might have done it differently, but $10,000 for barbecue sauce is pretty good,” Bank said.Bank said he sold his seven McDonald’s restaurants and started his own themed restaurant chain called Space Aliens with four in North Dakota and two in Minnesota.
, Funding for temporary bridge tents requires city action Posted: October 30, 2017 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The first of three large industrial style tents is going up in the next few weeks, providing a temporary shelter for those who are homeless.The “bridge” shelters as they are called, evolved out of a proposal by two San Diego businessmen, Padres managing partner, Peter Seidler and restauranteur Dan Shea. They have donated more than a million dollars to buy two of the three sprung structures. Initially, they estimated the cost of running the tents at just $17 per person per day.That estimate turned out to be too low because it did not include staff, counselors and the costs of other services to help those who are unsheltered make the transition to more permanent housing. The head of the San Diego Housing Commission estimates he will need $6.5 million to run the three tents for the first six months, which could open as soon as December, Because the tent plan was not in this year’s budget, the dollars will have to be taken out of other parts of the budget.Housing Commission President and CEO Rick Gentry said he will ask San Diego’s City Council to shift the funds set aside to create long-term affordable housing to this immediate short-term need.That request to City Council is expected to be made in the next few weeks October 30, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Vice President Mike Pence told crew members assembled Tuesday aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman that the White House has dropped plans for its early retirement, The Hill reported.Pence made the announcement while the carrier is in port in Virginia.“I know that the future of this aircraft carrier is subject of some budget discussions in Washington, D.C.,” Pence said. “As we continue to fight Congress to make sure that our military has the resources you need to accomplish your mission, President Donald Trump asked me to deliver a message to each and every one of you on the deck of the USS Truman. We are keeping the best carrier in the world in the fight. We are not retiring the Truman.”During a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing Tuesday Chief of Naval Operations Nominee Adm. Bill Moran spoke in support of retiring the carrier, as planned in DOD’s fiscal 2020 budget request. He said he backs the decision to scrap the carrier halfway through its lifespan to fund new technology, including unmanned ships.The nuclear-powered USS Truman is scheduled for a mid-life refueling process in 2024, but the Pentagon had announced plans to cut its fleet from 11 carriers to 10, retiring it early as a cost-saving measure. The Truman was commissioned in 1998.Navy photo by Seaman Maria Llanos ADC AUTHOR
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TOUGH TIMES: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and Managing Director of Patanjali Ayurved Acharya Balkrishna performing yoga. REUTERS/Amit DaveAfter gaining a considerable market share in the FMCG market space, self-styled Yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved is planning to diversify its business, this time into the solar power equipment manufacturing.”Getting into solar is in line with the swadeshi movement. With solar, each household in India can have power supply, and we are here to make that happen,” Acharya Balkrishna, managing director of Patanjali Ayurved told Mint in an interview.Since its inception, Patanjali is cashing in on the “natural” or ayurvedic and ‘swadeshi’ label to scale up its business. The company was set up in 2006, has been a success story now, as it has grown at a dramatic pace, with revenue touching Rs 10,561 crore as of March 31, 2017, from Rs 2,006 crore in 2014-15.Patanjali’s decision to foray into solar power equipment manufacturing space comes when the central government is considering a 30 percent capital subsidy as part of a new solar manufacturing policy, reported the business daily.”The government has been working on the solar industry, and even offering sops. We will manufacture solar panels in India without compromising the quality. But we are not going to get into the price war with the Chinese solar panels,” Balkrishna explained.The government has also proposed a scheme—”rent a roof”, with an aim to support its ambitious plan of generating 40 gigawatts (GW) of solar power by 2022.Earlier this year, the firm acquired a navigation aid equipment manufacturing company, Advance Navigation and Solar Technologies. Baba Ramdev backed Patanjali plans to invest around Rs100 crore in solar equipment manufacturing.For manufacturing solar equipment, the firm has already chosen a factory unit in Greater Noida, it is expected to be functional in next three to four months, reported the business daily.”This started with our plan to use solar as a source of power at all our factories. That time we understood (that) most of the solar modules come from China. And there was no quality consistency even in India-made ones. We started with making solar modules for our captive use initially and then decided to utilize existing capacity to manufacture solar modules and sell in the market. This unit is at a nascent stage at the moment,” Balkrishna said.
.A college student died on Monday after falling from the roof of a running bus on Pulerhat-Rajganj road at Mahidia Keshob intersection in Manirampur upazila of Jessore district.The deceased was identified as Shimul Hossain, 20, son of Abu Hasan of Hanuar Bagerali village of the upazila, who was a first year student of Abdur Razzak Municipal College in Jessore sadar.Witnesses said Shimul fell down from the bus at around 3.30 pm after a tree branch hit him and sustained severe injury.The injured was taken to Jessore Sadar Hospital where he was provided with first aid.Later, doctors referred him to Dhaka considering the severity of the injury.Shimul died on his way to Dhaka.Rajganj police station officer-in-charge Akram Hossain said police were not informed regarding the death incidence immediately.
Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir (C) and Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit (L) attend the Arab League foreign ministers meeting in the Egyptian capital Cairo on 17 May 2018. Photo: AFPArab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit on Thursday called for an international probe into alleged “crimes” committed by Israeli forces against Palestinians during deadly violence along the Gaza border this week.”We call for a credible international investigation into the crimes committed by the occupation,” Abul Gheit said at the opening session of an extraordinary meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo to discuss the violence.Palestinians in Gaza have been protesting for seven weeks to be able to return to their historic homes they fled in 1948 and which later became part of Israel. The violence happened on the same day that the United States opened its Israel embassy in Jerusalem.
Forget the games that Microsoft is releasing for their new Kinect motion accessory for the Xbox 360. None of them are really worth bothering with. Hacking the Kinect itself, though, has proven to be a game in itself, though.We’ve seen a lot of good Kinect hacks lately, but this latest hack by YouTube user hogehoge335 might be one of the coolest ones we’ve seen yet: it allows hogehoge335 to turn into the classic Japanese superhero Ultra Seven just by stepping in front of his computer.Okay, sure, the costume’s a little simplistic, but it’s really hogehoge335’s arsenal of moves that impresses us… and that neat little fight at the end of the video is a pretty cute flourish in and of itself.Best of all, you can try it yourself! This Kinect hack will only work on a Windows PC, and it’ll take a beefy computer to run it: hogehoge335 is running a Windows XP Pro PC with an Intel Core i7 CPU and GeForce GTX 285 GPU.If you feel like turning yourself into a Japanese superhero, you can download the code right here from Google.Read more at Technabob