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ct: 35 Of Your Favorite Fast Food Spots When They First Opened

1. A&W – Opened 1919 in Lodi, California

2. White Castle – Opened 1921 in Wichita, Kansas

3. Kentucky Fried Chicken – Opened 1930 in North Corbin, Kentucky

4. Big Boy – Opened 1936 in Glendale, California

5. McDonald’s – Opened 1937 in Monrovia, California

Before the first McDonald’s franchise set up shop in 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois, Patrick McDonald opened a food stand near the Monrovia Airport in Monrovia, California.

6. Dairy Queen – Opened 1940 in Joliet, Illinois

7. In-N-Out Burger – Opened 1948 in Baldwin Park, California

8. Dunkin’ Donuts – Opened 1950 in Quincy, Massachusetts

9. Whataburger – Opened 1950 in Corpus Christi, Texas

10. Jack in the Box – Opened 1951 in San Diego, California

11. Church’s Chicken – Opened 1952 in San Antonio, TX

12. Sonic – Opened 1953 in Shawnee, Oklahoma

Before Sonic became Sonic in 1959, it was first called Top Hat Drive-In!

13. Burger King – Opened 1953 in Jacksonville, Florida

14. Pizza Hu…

BREMMER: 'We've already moved one step beyond a proxy war' in Syria

Natasha Bertrand

Oct. 6, 2015, 1:16 PM 

REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

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The dynamics of the Syrian civil war, which began in March 2011, drastically changed last week when Russian war planes started bombing US-backed rebels in Syria's west and north under the guise of bombing ISIS.

Now a war that saw Western, Turkish, and Gulf proxies — in addition to Syrian army defectors on one side fighting Iranian proxies and Russian hardware backing the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the other — has reached a new level.

"We've already moved one step beyond a proxy war, where the Americans/Europeans and Russians are arming two opposing sides in a war ... to where the Russians are now directly fighting Western proxies," Ian Bremmer, president…

IICA holds three-day mango value-added workshop for St. Kitts and Nevis farmers

Posted: Monday 12 October, 2015 at 2:12 PM

Mr Augustine Merchant, IICA Coordinator for St. Kitts and Nevis office, addressing workshop participants

By: IICA, Press Release

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS (October 12, 2015) -- A three-day mango value-added workshop organised for farmers by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) opened Monday morning October 12, at the Taiwanese Agro-Processing Facility, Needsmust.

“We have too many mangoes in St. Kitts and Nevis which go to waste and there are so many products which could be made from the mango,” said Mr Augustine Merchant, IICA Coordinator for the St. Kitts and Nevis office.

“It is a resource which is really underutilised. So I want you to commit yourself to ensure that once you leave from here you are going to do something.”

The workshop which is being facilitated by Dr Donald Mercer of the Department of Food Science, University of Guelph in Canada, is attended by 31 farmers from both St. Kitts and Nevis who are into ag…