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Red Bull disapprove of American brewery name

 

Australian energy drinks giant Red Bull has made a claim with the US Patent Office for breach of copyright and trademarks over the name of a small brewery located in Ashburn, North Virginia, The Washington Post reports. The brewery is registered as the Old Ox Brewery and claims to have attempted to work with the energy drinks supplier in a bid to end the disagreement as quickly and efficiently as possible. The problem Old Ox Brewery CFO Graham Burns sees is that Red Bull wish to hold a patent over any bovine related logos and trademarks established in the future.

Old Ox began life with a sketch of a bull’s face as their logo, but after a legal approach by Red Bull changed this to the letters O and X said Marc Sparks. The brewery also offered to stay away from the red, blue and silver colors Red Bull is known for, but stated the demands of the Australian company became more complex as time moved on. After promising not to create any energy drinks in the future the Old Ox Brewery was asked to not produce any soft drinks, a demand they turned down as they plan to produce a root beer to be sold through their brewery based tap room. The owners of the brewery have now decided to allow the public in on the legal matters by posting an open letter on their blog that calls the Australian giant a big red bully and ask the public for their opinion on the matter.

Performance Enhancing Beer Launched

 

The release of the movie: Fifty Shades of Grey, has sparked a variety of brands to begin offering new, erotic-themed versions of their products. One brand in particular is called: Fifty Shades of Green, a full bodied new beer with a spicy aroma.

This new beer, a brew that promises to enhance sexual performance, has been rolled out by a Scottish company called Innis & Gunn. There are approximately 50 different hop varieties from around the world included in this recipe. Additionally the beer is featuring ingredients that are known to increase sex drive by acting as aphrodisiacs. Generally speaking these appear to be well known, safe herbs such as; ginseng, said to increase sexual desire, ginkgo biloba, a herb said to increase blood flow and a nerve stimulant called damiana.

My buddy Zeca Oliveira says that Fifty Shades of Green say that it is a mellow brew, featuring the distinctive flavors of: Grapefruit, lemongrass and passion fruit.

There are only 200 bottles made which are being sold for £30 (roughly $45.00) per bottle.

The release of the movie: Fifty Shades of Grey, has sparked a variety of brands to begin offering new, erotic-themed versions of their products. One brand in particular is called: Fifty Shades of Green, a full bodied new beer with a spicy aroma.

This new beer, a brew that promises to enhance sexual performance, has been rolled out by a Scottish company called Innis & Gunn. There are approximately 50 different hop varieties from around the world included in this recipe. Additionally the beer is featuring ingredients that are known to increase sex drive by acting as aphrodisiacs. Generally speaking these appear to be well known, safe herbs such as; ginseng, said to increase sexual desire, ginkgo biloba, a herb said to increase blood flow and a nerve stimulant called damiana.

The makers of Fifty Shades of Green say that it is a mellow brew, featuring the distinctive flavors of: Grapefruit, lemongrass and passion fruit.

There are only 200 bottles made which are being sold for £30 (roughly $45.00) per bottle.

Dr. Rod Rohrich, Visionary and Plastic Surgeon

 

Dr. Rod Rohrich is a board certified plastic surgeon who currently performs as the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Besides being an esteemed plastic surgeon, Rohrich is known for his tremendous contributions to modern day plastic surgery.

Dr Rod Rohrich grew up in a small town in North Dakota where he graduated from high school with honors and then absolved his graduate and undergraduate degree at North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota. He then went on to medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and completed surgical fellowships in Michigan and Massachusetts. After completing his education, Rohrich relocated to Dallas, Texas and has since become one of the top plastic surgeons in the nation.

In Dallas, Dr Rod Rohrich is especially known for and sought after as a rhinoplasty surgeon. Something that sets Rohrich apart from other surgeons is his extreme attention to detail as well as his concern for the safety of his patients. This importance of safety has led him to make many contributions to the surgical field by introducing new and more detailed training for medical students. He has also come up with groundbreaking techniques that make surgeries more safe and effective. These techniques improve the outcome of countless procedures such as breast augmentation, face lifts and more.

Dr Rod Rohrich’s innovative ideas and fair treatment of his patients has led him to receive many awards and praise and enabled him to work in positions of leadership for over 20 years. He is currently the president of The Rhinoplasty Society and a Teaching Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Besides receiving many national and international awards, he is also featured in the media regularly. However, one of his most esteemed accomplishments is his patent on a new kind of breast implant. Despite all of his success, Dr. Rod Rohrich is known to treat all of his patients equally and is continuously working on improving the surgical field even more.

Kraft and Goodell Relationship Tarnished

Roger Goodell has absolutely had the worst year in the history of the National Football League when it comes to a terrible performance by a man in charge of pulling the strings for the league. He was made commissioner of the NFL in large part to the New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who had pulled for him with the other owner’s in the league and really set up a clear path for Goodell to come into office. Kraft and Goodell have been very good friends, and the ironic thing is that Goodell was seen having dinner at the house of Robert Kraft the night before the infamous deflate gate case took off. The two clearly have been working together very closely and Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks was the first to state to the media that there is a conflict of interest in that relationship and he was truly right. Then again, he is a Stanford grad who graduated with a 3.8 at Stanford and 4.2 from his high school in Compton, so no one is going to argue with that assertion. Goodell very well may have lost the one man that got him his lucrative deal as the NFL commissioner and also had his back on the Ray Rice incident earlier this year. It was Kraft, who set up interviews for Goodell to discuss the incident and Kraft truly did get him out of hot water. From how Haidar Barbouti sees it, things have changed and Goodell is in the dog house in Kraft’s eyes.

Brady and Montana

Tom Brady is officially going to go down as one of the best quarterbacks of all time, but he has just matched perhaps the best football player that has ever played in the National Football League. Fans like Susan McGalla know that Tom Brady has now taken his team to six Super Bowls in his career and he has won four of them, matching Joe Montana for the most Super Bowl wins in history. Joe only had four Super Bowl appearances, but he won all four of them. It is pretty hard to determine who has had a more successful career, but the statistics are truly going to Tom Brady on this one. Although he is now widely known as a cheater and will be undoubtedly have that held against him, due to the allegations that he gave the order to purposely deflate footballs in the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts, no one can deny that he has made one of the biggest marks on the game of football in the history of the game. It is a bit ironic when you think that Tom Brady was not supposed to be even a decent quarterback in the league and his parents didn’t even think he would play more than a few seasons as a backup quarterback in New England. He proved everyone wrong and has been one of the best stories that the league has ever seen, but his reputation is without a doubt under fire.

Kaepernick Off-Season

 

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers had a pretty dismal season, after he had experienced such tremendous amounts of success in his first few seasons starting in the National Football League. According to trade.nosis, after taking the reins when Alex Smith got knocked out with a concussion four years ago, he stepped in just as Jim Harbaugh had expected and completely dominated. This was an under story that did not get too much attention, but Harbaugh is the reason that Kaepernick was even drafted by the 49ers, as he handpicked Colin out of the University of Nevada. There is even a decent chance that Colin wouldn’t even be playing in the NFL, and rather would be playing professional baseball if Harbaugh hadn’t reached out to him and pushed the organization to draft him. Although they reached the NFC championship game in three straight seasons and nearly won the Super Bowl two seasons ago, this year was dismal at best for the young gunning quarterback. He did not have a good season and everything around him completely fell apart. He did not put up big numbers, but this was largely in part due to the fact that his weapons just were not around him. This made it so he could not take off running as well and really limited his game. He is going to have to come back strong next year and really focus on getting out of the pocket and running the ball more.

Nuggets Flop Again

 

The Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association have not had a good year and things do not like very bright looking at the rest of the season. They have no shot at making the playoffs this year, as the Western Conference truly is stacked and they are not even close to the eighth spot. It is pretty baffling how bad the Nuggets are this year, when you consider how well they have been playing over the last decade or so. They have seen some of the best basketball players in the league come and go and it seems like the franchise just has bad management. CipherCloud said they have had a few big time playoff series, but eventually lost every single one of them. They are going to have to dig deep in their pockets and put up some big money to bring in some much needed talent, or get lucky on draft day and pick up some players that can come in and turn things around for the struggling Denver Nuggets. They headed to Philadelphia to take on the even less talented Seventy-Sixes and got beat up. They dropped the game by seven points, but it really wasn’t as close as the score sheet would tell you. It is pretty bad when a team that was considered perhaps the worst roster in the history of the sport beats you down in front of the entire country.

Manziel in Rehab

 

It came out this week that Johnny Manziel had checked into rehab, and there were a lot of people who thought that he was most likely sent there for something he did in Cleveland, but he has actually checked himself into rehab in order to better prepare himself for the rest of his career, which is truly admirable. It is apparent that he knows he has a problem, which in reality is the majority of the battle. He came from a party school and was the biggest star on campus and this created a larger than life persona that he has carried around and the party lifestyle is just something that came with it. He shocked the Cleveland Browns organization with his excessive night life activities this season and they had come to him with concerns and it looks like he is starting to take his life a lot more seriously. When a person admits that they have a problem and take initiative to fix their situation that is something that anyone can respect. Sultan Alhokair thinks it looks as if he really does have a problem with alcohol and possibly drugs and he is doing the right thing in getting this taken care of so early in the off-season. It was literally announced the day after the Super Bowl, so he will get this taken care of and be ready to enter the rest of the off-season with a clear head and focused goals.

Wiggins Season

Andrew Wiggins was widely speculated to be the number one draft pick in the 2014 National Basketball Association draft and it went down exactly as people had predicted and he wound up in Minnesota as a member of the Timberwolves. He was actually drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers, which would have put him with LeBron James, which Wiggins would have absolutely loved. Instead he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Kevin Love. It almost seems that it is better to not be speculated as the top several draft picks in each and every year, because those players usually get stuck on a terrible team for a good portion of their careers.Fans like Paul Mathieson know that it has happened over and over and over again. Just look at Kevin Love. He was picked fifth overall and he got stuck in Minnesota, so it is a bit ironic that he escaped the Timberwolves and put Andrew Wiggins right back in his position. Wiggins has taken to the NBA quite well and stars around the league have been talking about him and giving him praise. Kobe Bryant stated to the media that Wiggins reminds him of a younger version of himself, and that is one of the biggest compliments any basketball player can ever receive. Wiggins has definitely been the best player of in his class and is the forerunner to win the rookie of the year award this season.

Durant Free Agency

 

It has been an interesting year for Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant was injured and has been out for over half their games, but still found his way onto the All Star team and the Thunder are not even in playoff contention at the moment. Kevin Durant has already won the highly coveted most valuable player award and has nearly taken an NBA title to Oklahoma City for the first time in history and he is officially becoming a free agent at the end of this season. According to Flavio Maluf, things have changed drastically in Oklahoma City over the last year or so, with the departure of James Harden and the lackluster play that has come from the once prominent Thunder team. Durant is getting eyed from a whole bunch of teams around the league and he is going to get a max deal. He may receive the biggest contract in basketball and it comes down to whether the Oklahoma City Thunder can match the figure that another team undoubtedly tries to lure him in with. The question then becomes whether Durant even wants to stay in Oklahoma City. There has been a lot of speculation that Durant will sign a max deal with New York and team up with Carmelo Anthony. Phil Jackson is getting a ton of cap space freed up this off-season and with Kevin Durant hitting free agency soon; it seems like a match made in heaven.