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    2002 Golden Globe Awards

    Motion picture awards

    • Best Picture, Drama:
      • About Schmidt
      • Gangs of New York
      • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
      • The Pianist
      • The Hours
    • Best Picture, Comedy or Musical:
      • About a Boy
      • Adaptation
      • Chicago
      • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
      • Nicholas Nickleby
    • Best Actor, Drama:
      • Adrien Brody - The Pianist
      • Michael Caine - The Quiet American
      • Leonardo DiCaprio - Catch Me If You Can
      • Daniel Day-Lewis - Gangs of New York
      • Jack Nicholson - About Schmidt
    • Best Actress, Drama:
      • Salma Hayek - Frida
      • Diane Lane - Unfaithful
      • Nicole Kidman - The Hours
      • Julianne Moore - Far from Heaven
      • Meryl Streep - The Hours
    • Best Actor, Comedy or Musical:
      • Nicolas Cage - Adaptation
      • Kieran Culkin - Igby Goes Down
      • Richard Gere - Chicago
      • Hugh Grant - About a Boy
      • Adam Sandler - Punch-Drunk Love
    • Best Actress, Comedy or Musical:
      • Jennifer Aniston - The Good Girl
      • Maggie Gyllenhaal - Secretary
      • Nia Vardalos - My Big Fat Greek Wedding
      • Renée Zellweger - Chicago
      • Catherine Zeta-Jones - Chicago
    • Best Supporting Actor:
      • Chris Cooper - Adaptation
      • Ed Harris - The Hours
      • Paul Newman - Road to Perdition
      • Dennis Quaid - Far from Heaven
      • John C. Reilly - Chicago
    • Best Supporting Actress:
      • Kathy Bates - About Schmidt
      • Cameron Diaz - Gangs of New York
      • Queen Latifah - Chicago
      • Julianne Moore - The Hours
      • Meryl Streep - Adaptation
    • Best Director:
      • Stephen Daldry - The Hours
      • Peter Jackson - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
      • Rob Marshall - Chicago
      • Alexander Payne - About Schmidt
      • Martin Scorsese - Gangs of New York
    • Best Screenplay:
      • About Schmidt - Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
      • Adaptation - Charlie Kaufmann and Jim Taylor
      • Chicago - Bill Condon
      • Far from Heaven - Todd Haynes
      • The Hours - David Hare
    • Best Original Score:
      • Catch Me If You Can - John Williams
      • Far from Heaven - Elmer Bernstein
      • Frida - Elliot Goldenthal
      • The Hours - Philip Glass
      • Rabbit-Proof Fence - Peter Gabriel
    • Best Original Song:
      • "Father and Daughter" - The Wild Thornberrys Movie
      • " Here I Am" - Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
      • " Lose Yourself" - 8 Mile
      • " The Hands That Built America " - Gangs of New York
      • "Something To Talk About" - About a Boy

    2001 Golden Globe Awards

    Motion picture awards

    • Best Picture, Drama:
      • A Beautiful Mind
      • In the Bedroom
      • The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
      • The Man Who Wasn't There
      • Mulholland Dr.
    • Best Picture, Comedy or Musical:
      • Bridget Jones's Diary
      • Gosford Park
      • Moulin Rouge
      • Legally Blonde
      • Shrek
    • Best Actor, Drama:
      • Russell Crowe - A Beautiful Mind
      • Billy Bob Thornton - The Man Who Wasn't There
      • Kevin Spacey - The Shipping News
      • Will Smith - Ali
      • Denzel Washington - Training Day
    • Best Actress, Drama:
      • Halle Berry - Monster's Ball
      • Judi Dench - Iris
      • Nicole Kidman - The Others
      • Tilda Swinton - The Deep End
      • Sissy Spacek - In the Bedroom
    • Best Actor, Comedy or Musical:
      • Billy Bob Thornton - Bandits
      • Gene Hackman - The Royal Tenenbaums
      • Hugh Jackman - Kate & Leopold
      • Ewan McGregor - Moulin Rouge
      • John Cameron Mitchell - Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    • Best Actress, Comedy or Musical:
      • Cate Blanchett - Bandits
      • Thora Birch - Ghost World
      • Nicole Kidman - Moulin Rouge
      • Reese Witherspoon - Legally Blond
      • Renée Zellweger - Bridget Jones's Diary
    • Best Supporting Actor:
      • Jim Broadbent - Iris
      • Steve Buscemi - Ghost World
      • Hayden Christensen - Life as a House
      • Ben Kingsley - Sexy Beast
      • Jon Voight - Ali
    • Best Supporting Actress:
      • Jennifer Connelly - A Beautiful Mind
      • Helen Mirren - Gosford Park
      • Maggie Smith - Gosford Park
      • Marisa Tomei - In the Bedroom
      • Kate Winslet - Iris
    • Best Director:
      • Robert Altman - Gosford Park
      • Ron Howard - A Beautiful Mind
      • Peter Jackson - The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
      • Baz Luhrmann - Moulin Rouge
      • David Lynch - Mulholland Dr.
    • Best Screenplay:
      • A Beautiful Mind - Akiva Goldsman
      • Gosford Park - Julian Fellowes
      • The Man Who Wasn't There - Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
      • Memento - Christopher Nolan
      • Mulholland Dr. - David Lynch
    • Best Original Score:
      • Artificial Intelligence - John Williams
      • A Beautiful Mind - James Horner
      • The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring - Howard Shore
      • Moulin Rouge - Craig Armstrong
      • Mulholland Dr. - Angelo Badalamenti
    • Best Original Song:
      • "Come What May" - Moulin Rouge
      • "There You'Ll Be" - Pearl Harbor
      • "May It Be" - The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
      • "Until" - Kate & Leopold
      • "Vanilla Sky" - Vanilla Sky

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    Galitó-Cava, Javier

    Ballet dancer turned actor. Born in Barcelona, Spain sometime during the 1970´s. He was raised in Lleida. He started Ballet training with Mercè Mor in Lleida and also studied with María de Ávila in Zaragoza and Víctor Ullate in Madrid. He moved to the United States in 1989 to continue his career as a Ballet dancer. In 1995 he retired from the stage as a dancer due to reasons he has kept private. He returned to the stage as an actor five years later and it is as such that he has made a name for himself. In 2001 he created Actors Anonymous SF Theatre Company and has produced and directed several plays. Javier also teaches Meisner Technique for actors around the world and is one of Rachael Steinberg-Adler's students. He is best know for his work as Molina in Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig, Father Jackson Master S.J in Crucifixion by Terrence McNally and Ed in Breakfast with Scot by Michael Downing. He is partnered with James and they have a son, Patrick. He resides in San Francisco, California.

    Sources

    http://www.marinij.com/lifestyles/ci_4234677 http://www.eastbayvoice.org/arts/theatrereviews/theatrearchives/breakfastwithscot.html http://www.talkinbroadway.com/regional/sanfran/s670.html http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/09/14/DD176315.DTL

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    Shawty

    Shawty Shawty or simply Shawty is an African American comedian. He currently stars on Wild & Out as of Season 3.

    He is known for his catchphrase "WHAT MY NAME IZ?!" to which the audience would reply "SHAWTY!" He has made many appearances on BET's ComicView. He has also appeared in music videos, mostly by Southern rappers.


    Sources

    http://comediandepot.com/testsite/bioShawty.html


    72.235.104.168 09:46, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

    Bla Pahinui

    James Bla Pahinui is the second oldest son of the legendary Hawaiian slack-key guitar player Philip “Pops” “Gabby” Pahinui. He started playing music at the age of ten when his Dad bought him a Martin ukulele and learned how to play the instrument from watching his Dad. As he grew older he joined in the backyard jams at their Waimanalo home and eventually joined his Dad on stage during the Hawaiian Renaissance of the 1970s.

    The early Doo-Wop bands of the 50s are his primary influence (besides his Dad of course): Shep and the Limelights, Bobby Day and the Hollywood Flames, The Penguins, The Cellos, The Heartbeats, The Skyliners, and early Elvis. Also local groups: The Mop Tops, and the Kasuals. These groups instilled in him a strong love of harmonies and simple melodic lines.

    From his Dad, Bla learned about Hawaiian music, the importance of strong rhythms and an appreciation for Latin music.

    Bla’s style ranges from rhythm and blues, good-time rock and roll to soulful renditions of traditional Hawaiian favorites. Many remember Bla playing at the Sand Castle or Betty Reilly’s and bringing down the house with his versions of classic rock and roll tunes. Even today, when jamming, the songs will eventually turn to the old classics.

    His two best-known songs are Moonlight Lady written by Carlos Andrade and recorded with his Dad and Waimanalo Blues written by Liko Martin and performed with Cyril and Martin Pahinui, Ry Cooder, Jim Keltner and David Lindley.

    Over the years, he has had several bands (Jimmy and the Playboys in the early 60s) and played with many of Hawaii’s best musicians: Peter Moon, Palani Vaughn and the Brothers Cazimero in Sunday Manoa, with his brothers Cyril and Martin in the early 90s, Ledward Kaapana, Bernard Kalua, Dennis Kamakahi, and Mike Kaawa.

    Ry Cooder's June 2005 release, Chavez Ravine, Bla Pahinui can be heard doing vocals on "Third Base, Dodger Stadium". Bla also plays guitar and ukulele on the album.

    Sources

    Bla Pahinui Official Website http://www.pahinui.com 66.133.250.116 09:47, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

    German National Merit Foundation


    Tribler

    Tribler is a social BitTorrent client developed by a research group from the Netherlands. It is based on the ABC BitTorrent client and distributed under the GPL licence. The goal of Tribler is to add a social community to file sharing networks. It has additional features so that people can identify eachother securely (permanent identifiers) and can help eachother with downloading (cooperative downloading). Furthermore, Tribler has a distributed recommender system (BuddyCast), that automatically selects torrent files that the user probably likes. BuddyCast selects peers with a similarity in download history, to recommend files that are probably your taste. Tribler also introduced merkle hash torrents. These torrent files do not have to include hash values of all pieces of a torrent file. Therefore, the size of merkle torrents are much smaller than original torrents.

    Tribler has also additional software to distribute live video streams instead of files. The latest release of Tribler is version 3.3.6, which can be freely download from the website.

    At 27 April 2006 the Tribler client project won the dutch Vosko Trophy for Business and Innovation. The technical details of Tribler are published in a paper, presented at the IPTPS conference.

    Sources

    • Tribler website
    • Tribler Sourceforge page
    • ABC BitTorrent client
    • (dutch) Information on the Vosko Trophy
    • BitTorrent measurement data
    • Tribler paper for IPTPS 2006

    84.35.70.245 12:02, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

    Indian Linux User's Group, Chennai

    Indian Linux Users' Group, Chennai (ILUGC)

    ILUGC is a non-profit organization in the city of Chennai, India. They are one of the oldest and popular user groups for advocating Free/Libre/Open Source Software.

    Their website is at http://chennailug.org .

    The mailing list subscription page is: http://www.ae.iitm.ac.in/mailman/listinfo/ilugc

    They work closely with National Resource Center-Free Open Source Software (NRC-FOSS), Chennai.

    Sources

    [1] http://www.chennailug.org

    [2] http://nrcfosshelpline.in/code/wiki

    202.54.128.16 12:23, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

    Undermountain

    Undermountain is a vast labyrinth of caverns under the area of Waterdeep. At least nine levels deep and possibly more. These caverns' true creators are unknown. Currently Halaster Blackcloak is rumored to use Undermountain as his playground (307 DR - 1370 DR). The lower 3 levels were delved by dwarves. Below that not much is known of Undermountain.

    The upper levels house many famous sites such as Skullport, also known as the Port of Shadows. Qilué and the Promenade of Eilistraee, a temple complex North-east of Skullport dedicated to the good aligned followers of Eilistraee. Both of which are on the third level.

    Madgoth's Castle also lies below the depths of Undermountain.

    Many gates lead into Undermountain from all over Faerûn.


    Sources

    Ruins Of Undermountain Boxed Set TSR 1060 ISBN:1-56076-061-3

    71.71.79.235 13:03, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

    W.G.Bench

    W.G.Bench was a well know Archeologist working & collecting from around 1900-1945 who amassed a large collection of pottery etc from the Meditteranean area.

    Sources

    The Paraskevaides Museum, UK

    82.70.117.238 13:07, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

    David Wayne

    David Wayne is the moniker of electronica artist Wayne Gulezian. He is best known as the dance\pop musician and songwriter who has had songs on hundreds of dj pool charts across America and in parts of Europe. He originally uploaded his music on mp3.com as a storage solution while transferring from Boston, MA to Rome, Italy. Shortly after, he started to gain a large following from dance and electronic music lovers around the world. Critics have often cited groups such as Depeche Mode and Joy Division when describing the catchy pop melodies, dance beats and deep alternative sounding vocals. Total internet downloads of his music have grown to well over 200,000. He has a very large GLBT following due to the many catchy disco tracks he has written and due to a particularly unique PR campaign where a "word of mouth" buzz was created.

    Discography

    David Wayne - 1999

    Life Among The Waves - 2001

    Destino - 2002

    A Passage To Sunlight - 2004


    Sources

    http://www.turksheadreview.com/reviews/music/davidwayne.html

    http://www.sortedmagazine.com/archive/magazine/albums/david_wayne.htm


    http://www.turksheadreview.com/reviews/music/davidwayne.html


    http://www.sortedmagazine.com/archive/magazine/albums/david_wayne.htm

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    Tulsa Metropolitan Area

    In 2002, the census bureau redefined the Tulsa area. It previously has been a five county metropolitan area and became a six county metropolitan area. Also, Washington county became a micropolitan area and a component of the new Tulsa Bartlesville Combined Statistical Area.

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    Zsuzsanna Sirokay

    Zsuzsanna Sirokay (* 28. März 1941 in Ungvár) is a Hungarian pianist and live in Switzerland. She passed her education with Prof. Péter Solymos at the «Franz Liszt»-College of Music in Budapest with distinction. Besides studies with György Kurtág she attended master courses with Alfred Brendel, Paul Badura-Skoda, Jörg Demus and Géza Anda.

    • Finalist at the Concours Clara Haskil in Lucerne 1967 and 1969
    • Winner of competitions in Leeds and Vienna
    • Concert tours to Hungary, Switzerland, Germany, England, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sveden, Austria, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Poland, the Sovyet Union and Spain.
    • Radio broadcast at stations Basel, Berlin, Berne, Budapest, Geneva, Glasgow, Cologne, Lausanne, London, Lugano, Stuttgart, Vienna and Zurich

    Recordings

    • W. A. Mozart, Klavierkonzert A-Dur KV 488 and C-Dur KV 415, Hungaroton
    • Béla Bartók, Klavierwerke (4 Klagelieder, Allegro barbaro, Suite op. 14 and others), Jecklin

    Chamber music:

    • «Romantische Klarinettenmusik»: Norbert Burgmüller, Niels Wilhelm Gade, Charles Villiers Stanford (with Lux Brahn), Jecklin
    • «Musik aus der Blütezeit des Bassethorns»: Franz Danzi, Alois Beerhalter (with Hans Rudolf Stalder), Jecklin
    • «The Virtuoso Flute»: F. Kuhlau, F. Ries, C. Czerny, B. Molique (with Peter-Lukas Graf), Jecklin
    • «Virtuose Klarinettenmusik der Romantik II»: Boieldieu, Cavallini, Ponchielli, Rossini and others (with Hans Rudolf Stalder and Heinz Hofer), Jecklin
    • Johannes Brahms, Sonatas Op. 120 F-Moll and Es-Dur (with András Tószeghi), Angelicum
    • Friedrich Kuhlau, 2 Sonatas A-Moll Op. 85 and Es-Moll Op. 64 (with Peter-Lucas Graf), Claves


    en:Zsuzsanna Sirokay


    Sources

    Self made translation from: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zsuzsanna_Sirokay

    217.162.177.223 20:41, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

    Tulsa Metropolitan Area

    In 2002, the census bureau redefined the Tulsa area. It previously has been a five county metropolitan area and became a six county metropolitan area. Also, Washington county became a micropolitan area and a component of the new Tulsa Bartlesville Combined Statistical Area.

    The Tulsa metropolitan area had 858,000 people in the 2000 census and 908,000 people in the combined area. In the 2005 census estimates, the Tulsa metropolitan area had 886,000 people and the combined area had 936,000 people.

    Figures are rounded to '000.

    Sources

    United States Census Bureau

    64.12.117.12 20:44, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

    Ciidagale

    Redirect to [Iidagale]

    Sources

    Alternate Name

    129.97.76.206 20:51, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

    Chuang Yen Monastery

    Located in Carmel NY. Home to the largest Buddha in the Western Hemisphere.

    Sources

    65.86.71.194 20:56, 20 September 2006 (UTC)



    Ghosting (Band)

    Ghosting was a gothic band formed in 1989 in Germany. After the release of their seventh album, they split up in 2003. An unique element of their music was the usage of composition techniques known from classical music realized by the means of synthesizers rather than acousticmusical instruments.

    Over the years, they developed some clearly distinguishable styles:

    1. Their Ambient works (1989-1991) are extraordinarily melancholic and monotone, comparable to early works of Coil, Dead Can Dance, and Fad Gadget. Not all of their early releases were solely Ambient. However, they released a gothic rock album called Romantic Death in 1992. This album was produced by Bruno Kramm from Das Ich.
    2. Their neoclassical songs (1992-1994), where classical composition techiques melt with the modern sound of synthesizers and an electric guitar, were compiled on their album Songs From Fairyland (1994), and their instrumental album Enter My Crypt (1995), respectively. Their interpretation of some of Gustav Mahler's works (e.g. Revelge) stresses their link to classical music.
    3. Their hits were released during their commercial time (1995-1996) on their albums Lips Like Red, and L'etat c'est moi, resp.
    4. Finally, in their Techno influenced songs (2000-2003) were released during the last years of their existence.

    Discography

    • 1989: Secret Books (Demo-Tape / Ghosting Office)
    • 1990: Black Romantic I (Demo-Tape / No Control Torture)
    • 1991: Black Romantic II (Demo-Tape / Glastnost Rec.)
    • 1992: Enter My Crypt (Demo-Tape / Glastnost Rec.)
    • 1992: Pure Romantic (Ghosting Office)
    • 1992: Paranoia (Single / Glasnost Rec. / EFA)
    • 1993: Romantic Death (Album / Glasnost Rec. / EFA)
    • 1994: Songs From Fairyland (Album / Glasnost Rec. / EFA)
    • 1995: Enter My Crypt (Album / Glasnost Rec. / EFA)
    • 1995: Lips Like Red (Album / Synthetic Symphony / SPV)
    • 1996: L'etat c'est moi (Album / Synthetic Symphony / SPV)
    • 2001: Der Magische Puls (Album / Alice in... / Nova Media)
    • 2002: Disguised In Black (Album / Alice in... / Nova Media)

    Sources

    • official Homepage
    • Their current record company
    • Their first record company

    84.58.200.184 21:22, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

    Väinö Olavi Partanen

    Väinö Olavi Partanen CV CD was a chief engine room artificer on board HMCS Kootenay on October 23, 1969 when an explosion and fire devastated the engine room.

    Immediate orders were given to evacuate, but Chief Warrant Officer Partanen, in full knowledge that he was in mortal danger, remained behind in order to report the situation by telephone to the officer of the watch on the bridge.

    He died moments after attempting to make a report on the situation. For his unselfish bravery he was awarded the Canadian Cross of Valour (CV). For his excellent service prior to the disaster on HMCS Kootenay, he was awarded the Canadian Defence Medal (CD).


    Sources

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_of_Valour

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    84.230.104.63 21:20, 20 September 2006 (UTC)



    Monsignor Scanlan High School

    A Catholic coed highschool in Bronx, ny.



    Kurmangazy Field

    Located in the central part of the Caspian Sea near maritime border between Russia and Kazakhstan, the Kurmangazy field (formerly known as the Kulalinsky field) is the least developed of Kazakhstan's upcoming oil and gas developments. In July 2005, however, Russia and Kazakhstan signed a new $23 billion production sharing agreement for the Kurmangazy field. After some delay, the Russian and Kazakh state oil firms Rosneft and KazMunaiGaz signed the deal in the hopes that this would expedite the field's development. The agreement delineates the Kazakh and Russian sectors of the Caspian seabed and defines the development of Kurmangazy and two other disputed offshore fields that are situated near the Kazakh/Russian border.

    The Kurmangazy field has an estimated area of 380 square kilometers. Geologists estimate that the Kurmangazy field contains up to 45.5 billion barrels of oil, of which 4 to 13 billion barrels will be recoverable. As a result, this field is expected to produce up to 600,000 barrels per day in the next decade. Production from the Kurmangazy field will be exported through the CPC and BTC pipelines. In addition to associated gas, geologists expect discoveries of gas lenses during development.


    Sources

    http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/kazak.pdf#search=%22kurmangazy%22 http://newsfromrussia.com/world/2004/04/03/53186.html


    12.37.61.2 21:39, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

    Thomas James (explorer)

    Thomas James was a sea captain and explorer from England. In the years 1631 to 1632 he sailed to Northeastern North America in search of the Northwest Passage. He wintered on Charlton Island, a small island in the south of James Bay in the south of the Hudson Bay. During the same year, Captain Luke Foxe, also of England, set out to find the same passage, but traveled back before Winter. After suffering hardships in the Canadian winter, James finds that there is no northwest passage south of 66 degrees, and argues that the ice, extreme cold, and unsuitable winds make such a passage useless compared to the traditional route to asia around South America. He tells his story in The Strange and Dangerous Voyage of Captain Thomas James, printed in 1933.

    Sources

    The Strange and Dangerous Voyage of Capt. Thomas James. Edited and Annotated by W.A. Kenyon. Royal Ontario Museum, 1975. ISBN 0-88854-171-6

    24.65.217.165 22:04, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

    Freestyles and Prank Calls Bootleg

    Track Listing 01 Retard & Rake Freestyle 02 Bitch Hung Up 03 CKY4 Freestyle 04 Rake Freestyle 05 Broom 06 Country Freestyle 07 ROCK! ROCK! ROCK! 08 Gayfags 09 Geroge A. Cock 10 Mustard Man 11 Roast Beef 12 Guy & Rake Freestyle 13 Skeletor vs. Beastman 14 Van Damme & Rake Freestyle




    Joeneva


    Freestyles and Prank Calls Bootleg

    Track Listing

    01 Retard & Rake Freestyle

    02 Bitch Hung Up

    03 CKY4 Freestyle

    04 Rake Freestyle

    05 Broom

    06 Country Freestyle

    07 ROCK! ROCK! ROCK!

    08 Gayfags

    09 Geroge A. Cock

    10 Mustard Man

    11 Roast Beef

    12 Guy & Rake Freestyle

    13 Skeletor vs. Beastman

    14 Van Damme & Rake Freestyle



    Sources

    http://p095.ezboard.com/bbrandondicamilloforum

    69.131.4.5 22:27, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

    kavi faquiur (born may 29 2003) a soap star who plays on theo carver on days of our lives


    Sources

    4.18.224.162 22:32, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

    Beefing


    Robert Bax

    the underground EP

    the under ground EP is an album by D12. it is the only album where bugz appears , beacause of his death on 1999

    track listing

    1. 6 reasons 2.art of war 3.Derelict Theme 4. chance to advance (feat EYE-KYU) 5.activity as phuctivity 6. filthy 7.fuck battlein 8.cock and squeeze 9.bring our boys (feat EYE-KYU) 10.bad news 161.184.68.148 23:02, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

    Film Festivals/Dubrovnik International Film Festival

    The Dubrovnik International Film Festival has taken place inside the old city of Dubrovnik, Croatia since 2003.

    Award recipients for the Libertas Award have included:

    2003 Deborah Kara Unger 2004 Branko Lustig 2005 Christopher Walken

    Recipients for the Argosy Award:

    2003 Johnathan Tucker 2005 Emily Watson

    www.DubrovnikFilmFestival.com

    Sources

    http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Awards/Dubrovnik_International_Film_Festival/

    208.179.164.162 00:18, 21 September 2006 (UTC)


    Stacey McClean

    Stacey McClean

    Stacey McClean (born on February 17, 1989 in Blackpool, Lancashire) is a former British musician and actress, most known as a former member of S Club 8. At the young age of 12, Stacey audition and was chosen to be part of S Club 7's support act on their S Club Carnival Tour and was to only perform on one of their concert shows. Stacey and the rest of the group soon found out that they would be appearing as support acts for the entire tour. Which lead to becoming an actual music group and releasing their own single.

    In 2004, Stacey and the rest of S Club 8, starred in BBC's televison show I Dream. Unlike some of the other cast members, Stacey was shown in many scenes during episodes and was even fortunate enough to have her own storyline in one episode of I Dream, Together. This showed that not only could Stacey sing but has potential to be a fairly good actress.

    Although the public hasn't heard much of Stacey since S Club 8 disbanded in 2005, Stacey is still being prised for her amazing vocals. Many even think she had the best vocals in the group, as well as being one of the better dancers. Stacey also still keeps in touch with the rest of the S Club 8 dispite being one of the two former members living the furthest from the rest of the band.

    Facts

    Best feature: Curly hair
    Three words to describe herself: Mad, sensitive, thoughtful
    Favourite singer: Whitney Houston and J.LO.
    Most embarrassing moment: I was pulling funny faces and a coach of school kids spotted me
    Favourite Celebrity: Whitney Houston
    Worst Habit: Biting my Nails
    Favourite Subject: PE - Art and Music
    Worst Subject: Geography and History

    Sources

    Unofficial S Club 8 Forum
    S Club 8 Fan Site

    74.116.93.106 00:21, 21 September 2006 (UTC)


    The Fatty McLards Show


    Hodaka Yoshida


    Plymouth Canton Educational park Marching band

    We all know this it's said at every show by BOA or MCBA when the band enters the field ,from the man in the box,"The Plymouth-Canton Marching Band has consistently been a top contender in marching band competitions. The band has been flight one champion 18 times including the past 11 years. The band was named champion at the Fiesta Bowl National Championships in 1992 and 1996. Plymouth-Canton is a consistent finalist in Bands of America competitions. The band was named BOA grand National Champions in 1990, 1991, and 1999. The Plymouth Canton school district is located in Michigan and serves the communities of Plymouth, Canton, and Salem Township. PCMB 2006".

    Our History

    2005 - Performing Inside Out - 9th Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion, BOA Pontiac Regional Runner-up

    2004 - The Trainman Commeth - 10th Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion

    2003 - Souls of the Gypsy Caravan - MCBA Flight 1 Champion

    2002 - Elasticity - 9th Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion

    2001 - Programme One - 3rd Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion

    2000 - Reflections on Obsessions - 2nd Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion, Bands of America Toledo Regional Runner-up

    1999 - Thoughtcrime, Music for an Orwellian Era - Bands of America Grand National Champion, MCBA Flight 1 Champion, Bands of America Toledo Regional Runner-up

    1998 - America, Land of the Free - 2nd Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion

    1997 - Where the Wild Things Are - 5th Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion

    1996 - Road to Oz - 8th Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion, Bands of America Toledo Regional Runner-up, Fiesta Bowl Grand Champion

    1995 - Prophecy of the Earth - 5th Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion, Bands of America Toledo Regional Runner-up

    1994 - Kiss of the Spider Woman - 6th Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion

    1993 - Jesus Christ Superstar - 5th Place Bands of America Finalist

    1992 - Sweeney Todd - 3rd Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion, Bands of Amaerica Toledo Regional Champion, Fiesta Bowl Grand Champion

    1991 - Sunday In The Park With George - Bands of America Grand National Champion, MCBA Flight 1 Champion, Bands of America Toledo Regional Runner-up

    1990 - Music From Stephen Sondheim - Bands of America Grand National Champion, MCBA Flight 1 Champion, Bands of America Toledo Regional Champion

    1989 - Sweet Charity - 7th Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion

    1988 - Singing in the Rain / The Music Man - 5th Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion

    Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Marching Band

    Staff for the 2006/2007 season include; Marc Whitlock (Director), Chris Rutt (Assistant Director), Johnathan Ovalle (Percussion Specalist), Andrew Ebert (Visual Caption Head), Jennifer Leseth (Color Guard Coordinator), Lorenzo Medrano (Programming), Michael Gaines (Drill Design), & Jay Bocook (Wind Arrangement).

    The Man in the Box

    We all know this, it's said at every show by BOA or MCBA when the band enters the field ,it’s from the man in the box,"The Plymouth-Canton Marching Band has consistently been a top contender in marching band competitions. The band has been flight one champion 18 times including the past 11 years. The band was named champion at the Fiesta Bowl National Championships in 1992 and 1996. Plymouth-Canton is a consistent finalist in Bands of America competitions. The band was named BOA grand National Champions in 1990, 1991, and 1999. The Plymouth Canton school district is located in Michigan and serves the communities of Plymouth, Canton, and Salem Township. PCMB 2006".

    Our History

    2005 - Performing Inside Out - 9th Place 1. Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion, BOA Pontiac Regional Runner-up 2004 - The Trainman Commeth - 10th Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion 2003 - Souls of the Gypsy Caravan - MCBA Flight 1 Champion 2002 - Elasticity - 9th Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion 2001 - Programme One - 3rd Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion 2000 - Reflections on Obsessions - 2nd Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion, Bands of America Toledo Regional Runner-up 1999 - Thoughtcrime, Music for an Orwellian Era - Bands of America Grand National Champion, MCBA Flight 1 Champion, Bands of America Toledo Regional Runner-up 1998 - America, Land of the Free - 2nd Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion 1997 - Where the Wild Things Are - 5th Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion 1996 - Road to Oz - 8th Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion, Bands of America Toledo Regional Runner-up, Fiesta Bowl Grand Champion 1995 - Prophecy of the Earth - 5th Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion, Bands of America Toledo Regional Runner-up 1994 - Kiss of the Spider Woman - 6th Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion 1993 - Jesus Christ Superstar - 5th Place Bands of America Finalist 1992 - Sweeney Todd - 3rd Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion, Bands of Amaerica Toledo Regional Champion, Fiesta Bowl Grand Champion 1991 - Sunday In The Park With George - Bands of America Grand National Champion, MCBA Flight 1 Champion, Bands of America Toledo Regional Runner-up 1990 - Music From Stephen Sondheim - Bands of America Grand National Champion, MCBA Flight 1 Champion, Bands of America Toledo Regional Champion 1989 - Sweet Charity - 7th Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion 1988 - Singing in the Rain / The Music Man - 5th Place Bands of America Finalist, MCBA Flight 1 Champion

    Our Legend

    The Legend of the Moon and Stars... and what they mean to PCMB Once upon a time, not so long ago , in a mystical Park, there lived a Marching Band struggling to compete at a National level. Suddenly, their Director (Glen Adsit)noticed that the Marching Band always performed better at night. The Director began telling the Marching Band ,”Look for the moon ;reach for the moon and stars.” The Director contacted one of the talented parents (Annette Smigell) a few days before their next National’s Competition ,and asked the parent to create a “banner” that the Marching Band could “reach for”inside the dome(since they wouldn’t be able to see the real thing).the parent, using a black king-size bed sheet, added a sparkling moon and stars to create the banner. The parent completed the task in time to inspire the Marching Band.That year (1990) was the first year that the Marching Band won Nationals. The banner is clasely guarded by another parent and is hung every year (only at States and Nationals, when the Marching Band can’t see the reak thing), and helps inspire the marching Band to always “reach for the moon and the stars”.

    Reference

    the official PCMB wedsite www.pcmb.net

    Deregulation in Australian Markets

    What is Regulation? Regulation simply is the Governments involvement in different markets and in the tax system. If all markets were ‘free markets’ (working on the basis of supply and demand), some people would be considered to be disadvantaged. Therefore the Government intervenes to ensure there is a reasonable level of equality between all those within the country. The Government regulates and intervenes in a range of markets and systems including: • The Labour Market • The Financial Market, and • Australian Tax System

    All these area have benefited with a certain level of regulation and has allowed a reasonable amount of equality. This ‘equality’ concept is evident within the “Revenue Law: Cases and Materials” text book, this book states that “Political power is used to override economic power in order to distribute the products of society in a way which is considered ‘fair’ or ‘just’, according to the value system which is used in making the decisions.” This tells us that with a certain level of regulation a ‘fairness’ between all people is created.


    Deregulation This occurs when governments slowly remove their level of control on the different markets and the tax system. As their level of intervention lessens the markets become more dependant on themselves to remain sufficiently equitable for all within the country.


    Labour Market

    Centralised and Decentralised Wage Systems Essentially the difference between a centralised and decentralised wage system is the level of government control. Centralised: Within a centralised wage system the government and its industrial tribune (The Australian Industrial Relation Commission) determines award wages and working conditions for the employee. With this system employees doing the same jobs will receive the same wages. There is no variation to wages to anyone doing the same job. A centralised wage system has the following advantages: • Lessens disputes over wages between employer and employee, • Reduces unemployment by • Lower levels of inflation • Allows fairer distribution of income and profits between shareholders and employees.

    Decentralised: In a decentralised wage system an employees wages and working conditions are determined through direct negotiations between the employer and employee. This process involves minimum government intervention. The current “Work Choices” economic reforms rely heavily on a decentralised system with anything but basic standards (eg. long service leave, annual leave) and is at the core of John Howard’s economic reforms.

    The potential danger within a decentralised wage system is inequality between employees. Employee conditions of work is solely determined by their level of negotioation skills. For example two men doing exactly the same job for the same period of time may have different condition as one may have had previous experience in setteling agrements. It is also imortant to consider the relvant strengths of the parties to the negotiationms. A large enterprise negotiating with an individual, without Union support (illegal under “Work Choices”), is in a very strong bargaining postion from the start.




    Moving Towards a Decentralised Wage System with each Successive Accord From 1983 to the present a number of Accords (an agreement between trade unions, the government, and employers to restrict wage demands, inflation and price rises respectively) have been passed which have affected the Australian worker and the wage system which they work under.

    Stage 1 • Accord Mark I (1983) this Accord noted that wage rises were directly linked to increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). • Accord Mark II (1985) focused on superannuation and that wage rises were discounted by 2% of the CPI of the time. • Accord Mark III (1987) a two tier system was developed a flat rate and second rate which was to be negotiated with the employer based on productivity. Negotiations for family allowance supplement began. • Accord Mark IV (1988) award reforms, awards were reviewed and any wage increases were linked to efficiency and productivity. • Accord Mark V (1989) built flexibility into awards and protected weaker groups by raising low rates of pay and also included tax cuts and welfare benefits for improvements in work practices.


    Stage 2 • Accord Mark VI (1990) beginning of enterprise bargaining (negotiations between employer and employee on pay and work conditions at the level of the individual firm) and the move to a more decentralised wage system and also reforms in training and education system.

    Stage 3 • Accord Mark VII (1993) enterprise agreements were used to determine wage increases. Employer and union agreements had to be accepted by the AIRC.

    With each successive Accord the Australian wage system has become more and more decentralised. This shift has enable enterprise bargaining between employer and employee to take place.



    Workplace Relations Act 1996 In 1996 the Howard Government introduced the Workplace Relations Act erasing the Industrial Relations Act established by the Labour Government in 1988. The Workplace Relations Act entailed a number of new ideas some which included:

    • The introduction of Australian Workplace Agreements (AWA’s) • The wider use of enterprise bargaining agreements • Restrictions on union activity, and • Making it illegal to force employees to join the union (which was often used as a precondition to employment), With the passing of this act unions have had a smaller impact on employee awards and the move towards enterprise bargining agreements for all people through AWA’s has increased.

    Benefits of Deregulating Labour Market Deregulating the labour market and filtering the level of government intervention has a number of benefits to the economy and employer: • Wages can be determined by supply and demand leading to proper allocation of labour resources in different industries. • Wage rates reflect the capacity of each industry and their ablity to pay and gain a resonable return. • Any increases in wage must be linked to productivity. • Inflation is reduced which reduces costs in the industry allowing exporting and importing industries to become more competitive in the international market, and • Allows market to find appropirate level of minimum wage.

    The most recent step in the move towards deregulation is Howards “Workchoice’s” legislation which was passed in 2005. Within this legislation Howard claims a number of benefits are available to employee.

    Employees are protected under “Workchoices” by: • The Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard • The terms of their workplace agreement • Their awards And gain the benefits of: • Meal break entitlements • Public holiday entitlements, and • Extended parental leave entitlements Financial Markets

    Financial Deregulation: When did it Occur?

    Sir Keith Campbell established a committee in 1979 to examine the Australian financial system, and to recommend certain changes. It was the first such inquiry since the 1936 and covered a range of issues. His suggestions helped Australian economics. These changes were necessary in the increasingly complex nature of the financial system. This committee was named “Campbell’s committee of inquiry.”

    Financial deregulation began in the early 1980’s under a Labor Government of Bob Hawke as Prime Minster and Paul Keating as Treasurer. This partnership used the ideas brought up by Campbell to help Australian economics.

    Its main objective was to move away from regulating a range of financial activities to allow greater freedom to banks to respond to global competitive market signals.

    Changes that occurred with Financial Deregulation

    Since Federation Australia was a country that relied heavily on protectionist policies (tariffs, government regulations etc) as the basis for its economic and social development. This policy, while often questioned, was shown to be no longer effective in the more global environment of the eighties. As Bob Hawke states in his memoirs “Australia lay closed at its borders, the arteries of its financial life suffering from a sclerosis of regulation……..The world was kicking at Australia’s door; to stand there with our hands pressed against it was folly.”

    Australia needed to change economically as to compete with the new global markets. One of the major changes that occurred during the financial deregulation was the floating of the Australian dollar in 1983. Before this Australia had a fixed exchange rate (fixed currency.) Floating the Australian dollar ment the movements in the dollar changed and reflected the strengths of trade at the time. There were those who were wary of losing total control of the Australian dollar. When these concerns were put to Bob Hawke he famously addresed them by saying “When you float the dollar, you float the bloody dollar!”

    Other important reforms that were finacally deregualted in the 1980’s include: • Deregulation of the stock market and incorporation of broking firms • Entry of foreign banks, and • Removal of controls on the interest rates banks could pay and charge, on the terms for which they could lend




    Wallis Inquiry and Report

    In May 1996 one of the first acts of the Liberal party’s Treasurer Peter Costello was to establish an enquiry to review the Australian financial system (latter known as the Wallis inquiry.) This inquiry led to some changes within the financial system these changes were implemented in April 1997 in the Wallis report.

    The areas that were addressed in the Wallis report fell into three categories: the establishment of new regulators, mergers and acquisitions and dealing with electronic security.

    New Regulators A number of new government commissions were suggested by the Wallis inquiry to allow the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to focus on monetary policy and dealing with the banks. The new regulatory commissions established were the: • Australian Prudential Regulation Commission (APRC) – dealing with superannuation, insurance and prudential regulation (reducing the possibility of risk) • Corporations and Financial Services Commission (CFSC) - responsible for protection of the consumer, and • Payments System Board (PSB) - focusing on systems of payment.

    Merging and Acquisition The Wallis report stated that there should be certain limits in relation to the levels of ownership of financial institutions. Its states that a shareholder should not be able to own more then 15% of banking or insurance company./ This would have the effect of allowing a wide spread of ownership. This limitation would ensure that one person could not have too large a say in the running of a financial institution.

    Electronic Security As technology is becoming more advanced new potential for security breaches could occur during financial transactions. One of the suggestions put forward by the report was to recommend the acceptance of digital signatures. These digital signatures would allow major institutions to verify authenticity in messages sent electronically.

    Benefits of Financial Deregulation

    As the financial market has been deregulated two major benefits have become evident:

    • The levels of competition have increased. As foreign banks are now allowed into Australia as well as the introduction of specialist providers more competition is found in the banking sector. This increase in competition has forced the lowering of interest rates from 1990 to today. This can be seen in the graph below taken from Reserve Bank of Australia Bulletin (2003), 'Banking fees in Australia'.











    • Growth of Economy. After deregulating the financial market the growth in the Australian economy was large. This included 13 consecutive quarters of growth above 4 per cent “the longest run of such growth recorded in the history of the quarterly National Accounts.”

    This growth in the economy can be related to improvements in productivity and income growth, which are byproducts of the financial reforms.


    Government in the Economy

    Functions of a Tax System Although the main aim of taxation is to provide revenue to fund government expenditure. There are also some important socio-economic purposes for taxation some which include are: • The provision of merit and public goods – As private companies conclude these goods to be non-profitable. The government steps in to provide them with this goods i.e. education. The government pays for these goods via the money gained through taxation. • The need for the government to support those for whom a free market would not provide for – For example the poor would not be able to pay the market price for many necessities such as food. The government therefore steps in and provides people with cash grants who cannot pay for basic goods and services. These grants come from the collection of tax. • Correction of free market imperfections – Within a free market imperfection may occur such as a monopoly power or wasteful competition. However accelerating the rate of economic growth or maximizing economic stability through varying levels of taxation may help thwart these market imperfections allowing consumers better choice of products at reasonable prices.


    Current Problems with our Tax System

    Australia’s current tax system can be considered to have one major problem, its complexity. Within our system the public pay tax over all three levels of government for a variety of reasons both directly and indirectly. The major taxes collected over the different tiers of the government are:

    Local Government - Rates

    State Government - Land Tax - Stamp Duty - Payroll Tax - Motor vehicle registration

    Federal Government - Income Tax - Customs Duty - Passport fees, and - Goods and Services Tax (GST)

    This three tiered government taxes system is considered too complex and may lead to confusion to the general public.



    Tax Reform In 1999 under Howard’s Liberal Government, legislation was passed which was intended to simply the Australian tax system. A cornerstone of this legislation was the GST. This was a tax aimed at taxing most goods and services. (an example of an indirect tax). Howard claimed when the GST was introduced, the Australian Tax system would become simpler. He claimed that the state governments would remove their Stamp Duty and Payroll Taxes (both direct taxes) and allow GST to take its place. The Federal Government would ensure that, net of administration costs, the full amount of GST collected would be provided to the States. However the State Governments did not remove all their direct taxes. This meant that when the GST was introduced the ideal goal of Parliament was not achieved. In a real sense, the tax system became even more complex, adding to the confusion of the tax payer.

    Social Problem with Tax Systems in General Using tax to help maintain government policy and to help gain revenue also has some problems that relate to the social engineering side. There are three major problems in tax that affect social engineering:

    1. The general categorisation – Tax rule is created under general terms and applies to broad groups of people who are all treated the same way. However the tax system is not well suited to deal with unique individuals i.e. an individual employee. This inadequacy to deal with uniqueness may lead unfair levels of taxation for different people. 2. Unpredictability of taxes effectiveness – As tax is an indirect instrument it is often difficult to determine how effective a tax will be at achieving its goals. If it cannot achieve its goal it is simply draining money away from the consumer and weakens the economy. 3. Side Effects of Tax - Tax is also said to create some unintentional side effects. For example high levels of income tax may lower the incentive to work as the money gained from working would be lost through tax. It is also suggested that excessive amounts of tax may impact on the amount of babies being born. As parents hold off on children until they have more money.


    Changes in Recent Years to Tax System Most post-war Governments have made an attempt to “reform” their tax system. The main reform in Australian tax of recent was the GST legislation as mentioned above. As I believe I have covered GST effectively I will move on. In 1985 Bob Hawke and Paul Keating introduced the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) this tax was aimed at taxing the capital gain made on the disposal of any asset (e.g. the selling of a rental property), except those with specific exempt status. This tax stoped people avioding tax through a specific loophole.




    Benefits of Changes in Tax System

    GST as a tax has a number of benefits. As it is an indirect tax through the purchasing of goods and services it creates a horizontal equity (everyone is treated the same) e.g. if two people buy an apple each for $1 they both pay the same amount of tax on it and it is not dependant on the different monetary or social factors of the payer. Economically speaking GST is also a benefit to the government. If the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rises the cost of goods rise as well, this in turn gives the governments more revenue through the increased prices.

    CGT as a tax system change also created some benefits. The main benefit gained was that people could no longer avoid paying tax by changing their income stream into capital. As the disposal of capital was not taxed up to this point. This system allowed a more fair system of taxation with fewer loopholes for people to avoid paying tax. This gave a social equity among the tax payers.


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    220.239.8.73 04:11, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    GREEN SCREEN HEROES !

    Created in 2002, 88MPH (http://www.88mph.tv) are two french video makers (from Bordeaux, city of wine and old stones). They make strange cheap videos inspired from the 80's pop culture. It talks about metal-heroes, magical asian girls, deloreans, nasty muppets, zombies, "magic fingers", broken synthetisers from outter space, dirty rap, NASA etc. They only work with green screens and toys. They even created their own (fake) cereals brand ! Their empire strikes black to the future, they are two dead fonzies like Nixon & Elvis gone fishing in heaven. So if you're fat and curious, get ready like freddy and watch the work of Ayrton Sega & Stabilo Boss ! Slurp !

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    http://dabble.com/tag/marionette?from=45

    http://www.fousdanim.org/forum/viewtopic.html?t=3041&sid=a463aff02ddde6b79e34765ba84e2ec8

    http://ttcrew.free.fr/index.html?2005/09/22/364-www88mphtv
    

    http://g.u.s.t.o.free.fr/index.html?2005/11/23/9-88mphtv


    82.226.123.251 04:38, 21 September 2006 (UTC)


    Kevin Abrams is a retired America Football conerback who played for the lions. He was drafted in the second round out of Syracuse in the 1997 draft.

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    FORT WILLIAM

    FORT WILLIAM is the name of a well known Scottish town situated in the Highlands of Scotland, an area of Scotland renowned throughout the world for its production of Scottish Whisky 1

    The town of FORT WILLIAM is situated in the highland of Scotland an area of Scotland renowned throughout the world for its production of Scotch Whisky. FORT WILLIAM itself is renowned for its own Scottish Whisky Distillery.


    Sources

    Source - Encyclopedia of Scotland & Official website of Scottish Tourist Board


    203.122.56.50 05:36, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    Julie Staley

    Julie Staley is a television News Anchor, originally from the St. Louis area. Currently she is forging new ground, anchoring nightly newscasts for two different television affiliates. She is the anchor for the 9pm newscast for Fox news on WRSP-TV in Springfield, IL, and WCCU-TV in Champaign, IL. It is being produced through a partnership with the station she is employed at, WICS-TV, the ABC affiliate in Springfield, IL, owned by Sinclair Broadcasting. Julie came to Sinclair's WICS station after working at their St. Louis affiliate, KDNL-TV, as the Morning News Anchor. She left there when the entire news staff was let go and the news operation was dissolved in October of 2001. Julie was a reporter for WAND-TV in Decatur, IL, and also the Overnight News Anchor for KSDK-TV in St. Louis. She also worked as an assistant producer for The All News Channel/CONUS Communications, owned by Hubbard Broadcasting in Minneapolis, MN. Julie was also a talk show host for "Kansas City Alive", produced by American Cablevision in Kansas City, MO on their KCCP-TV. While in undergraduate school, Julie worked as a production assistant at CNN in Atlanta, GA, and studied broadcasting through a study abroad program in London, England. She got her undergraduate degree in Radio-Television from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1988, graduating as a University Scholar, and as the 1988 Broadcast News Student of the Year. She was also the News Director and and Anchor/Reporter for the student-run newscast on WSIU-TV. Julie's graduate work was at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. In 1997 she recieved a Master's degree with honors in Mass Communications. She was the only student to be honored from the College of Communications with the University Symposium Award for her thesis titled Violence in Television News in the St. Louis and Central Illinois Markets. She has won numerous awards for her work in television, and in the community for helping to change lives. Julie's father is Bob Heil, founder/owner of Heil Sound Ltd, in Fairview Heights, IL, and Los Angeles, CA. The company has a permanent display in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum for Bob's contributions to the industry. Julie's husband is Mark Staley, heir to the Staley Manufacturing Company and Mueller Company of Decatur, IL. The Chicago Bears were started at Staley Manufacturing by his great-grandfather, A.E. Staley.




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    Mikeforyou 05:36, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    Golden Handshake: A boon or bane

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    202.56.224.122 05:50, 21 September 2006 (UTC) GOLDEN HANDSHAKE: A BOON OR A BANE

    Reshma Shrivastava Lecturer MBA Department Disha Institute of Management And Technology,Raipur Email: prasadreshma@yahoo.com .


    This is not a new management buzz but it is a term associated with a valuable commodity Gold so how golden is Golden Handshake we need to understand that and also its intricacies. We can Define Golden handshake is a large payment made by a company to a senior executive upon termination of employment before his/her contract ends It is also associated with the term "Downsize" meaning - reduce the manpower. Now a days every company is chanting only one 'mantra' - reform - restructure – downsize “ Don't recruit fresh employees in cases of retirement, throw the casual or contract workers our of job and even if that is not sufficient - lure the employees to leave the job give them some extra money in their hands – This is Golden Handshake!

    We can also define golden handshake as a clause in an executive employment contract that provides the executive with a significant severance package in the case that the executive loses their job through firing, restructuring or even scheduled retirement. This can be in the form of cash , equity and other benefits, and is often accompanied by an accelerated vesting of stock options.

    Typically, "golden handshakes" are offered only to high-ranking executives by major corporations and may entail a value measured in millions of dollars. Golden handshakes are given to encounter the risk inherent in taking the new job, since high-ranking executives have a high likelihood of being fired and since a company requiring an outsider to come in at such a high level may be in a precarious financial position. This business term dates from the mid-1900s and is closely associated to golden parachute- a generous severance agreement for an executive in the event of sudden dismissal owing to a merger or similar circumstance. In the changed scenario of globalisation, cost cutting by public sector undertakings and Government departments has become the order of the day. The first victims of the economy measures are the employees, who are being made to pay with their jobs.

    Be it any sector Railways, banks, textile industry, Aluminium plants, Steel Plants, you name any industry - Thousands of employees are going out of employment everyday. If we ask the companies one question - who is going to buy the products, if everybody is thrown out of jobs a vast majority become burden of an employed few? We know nobody will answer it. The facts prove that there are no buyers even after unbelievable gifts are offered with some products. Go through newspaper ads on any day the industry itself is getting a handshake - not so golden. Let us see what happens to the employees who receives "Golden Hand Shake" .

    1.Those employees either starts his own venture 2.The money gets spend on their children’s education 3.The money also gets spend on their daughter’s marriage 4. Some money or amount is used for saving 5.Most of the time it is found that the money results into expenditure affairs

    There are very few people who gets another opportunity in other comparable jobs. Now the question is why will any company recruit such non trained employees and spend money on training them so . Now if we see various issues how many people can get success in their own venture if they get started with business very few so result is loss. Only exception is perhaps if you start the business at very small level where you think there is less investment and income is guaranteed like having a general Store or you turn out to be vendors. Otherwise you are totally bankrupt. The result is trauma all around. Spending days in utter frustration jobless seen as a spent force an outcast an object of pity. Those who kept some money in savings schemes discovered in 4/5 years time that the good amount of interest earned in yesteryears is nothing today due to inflation. If things go by the same rate what will be left over is only horror. There is no government at the centre worth the name. Is there anybody to review it to retrace the steps? Most unlikely. So "downsizing" will continue. Market will further shrink. Industry will face a fresh bout of crisis. The employees will still feel deprived . They would find themselves in a helpless position and their future appears bleak. Most of the times they cannot even decide what to do with the few lakhs of rupees they get in by way of compensation package. Many of them end up burning their fingers by starting business ventures without proper planning . There are several instances of employees, who had taken VRS, being harassed by their kith and kin and family members for money, Some VRS people have utilized the money to discharge their duty by their family. However, many of them who have been used to a busy life do not find it easy to sit back and relax at home. There is also a chance of some of them going into depression due to constant nagging by their `near and dear' ones that they are sitting idle at a time when they should have been working. So Golden Handshake can never be a golden opportunity. www.answers.com/topic/golden-handshake www.investorwords.com/2200/golden_handshake–202.56.224.122 05:50, 21 September 2006 (UTC) Reshma Shrivastava

    Peter Michael Lacy

    PETER LACY

    Peter Lacy is currently the Executive Director of the European Academy of Business in Society (http://www.eabis.org/about/WhoWeAre/PresExecCoord/). EABIS is a European think tank and learning network on the role of business in society. It was established as a not-for-profit by a group of multinational companies, leading business schools and the EU Commission to develop knowledge, insight and learning for leaders and managers on the strategic management of business in society risk and opportunity.

    Peter has led EABIS’ operations and activities since 2003 when he became the organisation’s first Executive Director. He is responsible for implementing its strategy and its multi-million Euro programmes on research, education and training as well as its relations with 70 members in 19 countries and its affiliate outreach of more than 2000 organisations.

    Peter manages a diverse international team in Brussels, Copenhagen and London, as well as a network of EABIS project teams in 10 countries. He leads EABIS work with leaders from multinational companies, EU institutions, business schools and civil society organisations. Examples include Shell, IBM, J&J, Microsoft, London Business School, INSEAD, IMD, Amnesty International, WWF etc.

    Peter has also worked with various governments and political parties on corporate responsibility. In 2003 he was appointed by Minister Stephen Timms and Clive Mather, then Chair of Shell UK, to the Department of Trade and Industry Government Steering Group on the establishment of a CSR Academy. He is currently part of David Cameron and the UK Conservative Party policy advisory group on corporate responsibility.

    He is a non-executive director or member of a number of boards and advisory groups for organisations such as the EU Commission, AccountAbility (http://www.accountability21.net/aboutus/default.asp?pageid=20), INSEAD, The Corporate Governance Journal, Tomorrow’s Company, AIESEC and Somerset International Consulting. He has participated in stakeholder reviews with companies such as BP, Exxon, Vodafone, Unilever etc. Peter is also the youngest Project Director in the European Union’s 20 Billion EUR 6th Research Framework Programme - leading EABIS’ 750k EUR CSR Platform initiative.

    Peter has written articles in mainstream and specialist media and spoken at conferences in more than 15 countries across Europe on the role of business in society. His most recent co-edited publication was supported by the EU Commission and explores the links between corporate responsibility and competitiveness (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/cg/cg.jsp). He was recently nominated by EABIS Supervisory Board of Senior Business Leaders and Deans as a World Economic Forum ‘Global Leader of the Future’.

    Before joining EABIS Peter worked in management consultancy with Accenture's strategy division in London where he worked with oil industry clients on brand and marketing, corporate restructuring, post-merger integration and organisational development. Before that whilst still at University Peter worked in marketing and brand management with Lastminute.com and Lastorders.com in parallel with his studies and completed a summer internship in marketing with Ford Motor Company.

    Peter graduated from the University of Nottingham with First-class Honours in Politics where he received the ‘Elizabeth and David Marsden Prize’ - the University’s highest individual award - as well as the ‘Department of Politics Prize’ and the University’s ‘Student Union Prize’ for his contribution to the Athletic Union.

    In his spare time Peter is a keen sportsman and plays rugby, golf and squash. However, his real passion is cricket, which he played at a professional level for Somerset County Cricket Club for a short spell as a teenager. He also has a strong interest in Latin America and has spent 18 months travelling and working on development activities in Costa Rica, Venezuela and Ecuador.

    Alec Wiesenfeld

    Earthquake in Zipland

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    62.90.10.137 08:13, 21 September 2006 (UTC) Earthquake in Zipland was the first computer psychological computer game designed to help children. It was developed by an international team of psychologists and therapists to help children deal with issues of separation and divorce in an indirect way which desensitizes pain while enhances communication.

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    Rani Chandresh Kumari

    HH Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Shri HANWANT SINGH 1947/1952, born 16th June 1923, succeeded to the gadi on the death of his father, married 1stly in 1943, HH Maharani Krishna Kumari Ba Sahiba of Dhrangadhra (now the Rajmata of Jodhpur), born 10th February 1926, and had issue (by first wife).

    Rani Chandresh Kumari, born the eldest princess of the house of Jodhpur, 1st Feb 1944 in Jodhpur.Elder sister of Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur, Marwar. Educated at St. Hildas School, Ooty and Jodhpur University. Member of the Himachal Pradesh State Assembly 1972/77 [The youngest women in any state assembly in India] and 1982/84 and the 8th Lok Sabha 1984/89, Member of the Committee on Communications, Joint Committee on Empowerment of Women, Business Advisory Committee and Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Communications; Deputy Minister, Himachal Pradesh, 1977 and Minister of State, Himachal Pradesh, 1984; Deputy Chief Whip, Congress (I) Party in Rajya Sabha [only lady in India, to have been elected in all the 3 forms of parliament in India]; elected to the Rajya Sabha in April, 1996. Appointed All India Mahila Congress President, currently Member of the Himachal State Assembly. Was the Cabinet Minister for Health & Social welfare in Himachal. Interests include Indian classical music, reading (History) and animal welfare, married 4th December 1968, Raja ADITYA DEV CHAND KATOCH of Kangra-Lambagraon and has issue, one son.

    For more information please see www.royalkangra.com

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    Indian National Congress, Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha, Royal Famalies of India, Himachal State Assembly, Rajput Sabha


    202.54.102.114 08:53, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    Bargi

    During 1750, Bengal was faced with invasions from Bargis from Maharashtra. These bargis will loot the people and destroy the crops. This was done to weaken the enemy morals before raising full fledged attacks by the kings who will support the groups of Bargis. Bargies were essentially different armed force units than regular soldiers and will raise occassional attacks in the enemy territory to creat havocs.

    Famous couplet of a Bengali cradle song, created by Oriya and Bengali people while making their babies sleep at night.

    "Chhele ghumalo para juralo Bargi elo deshe

    Bulbulite dhan kheyechhe khajna debo kise?"

    'Hushed the child sleeps and quiet is the neighbourhood now, for the Bargis (Maratha raiders) have descended on our land; the bulbulis have eaten away our crops, how shall we pay our land tax?'


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    http://pib.nic.in/feature/feyr2002/fjul2002/f250720021.html

    One large canon made of 63 hoops of wrought iron cylinders welded together and with a length of twelve and a half feet, still bears testimony to the military prowess of the Malla kings. One legend says that this canon named Dal-Madal or Dal-Mardan was fired by the family deity of the Malla kings, Madan Mohan, to repulse the Maratha invaders or Bargis.


    http://clayimage.co.uk/history.html

    The earliest mention of a group of artists being commissioned to make clay images is perhaps in the Maharastha Purana a Bengali poem by Gangarama about the effects of the invasions of the Maratha Bargis in the 18th century. Between 1740 and 1750 Bengal was faced with invasions from these Bargis from Maharashtra who caused widespread damage in the Nadia district and parts of Murshidabad in western Bengal. In the poem there is a confrontation between the forces of Nawab Alivardi Khan and those of the Marathas under its general Bhaskara. Bhaskara decides to perform Durga puja to ensure victory and he summons all the zemindars to tell them of his intentions.


    http://www.chinahistoryforum.com/index.html?showtopic=3248&st=15 www.holisticfoundation.com/features/article.html3?fl=020726101002

    1741 -The Bargis (Marathas from Berar) under Bhaskar Pandit pillaged Bengal, a campaign that lasted for 10 years.


    www.boloji.com/society/0041.htm

    "Chhele ghumalo para juralo Bargi elo deshe Bulbulite dhan kheyechhe khajna debo kise?"


    202.67.5.18 09:20, 21 September 2006 (UTC)


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    202.56.224.122 09:39, 21 September 2006 (UTC) What is a Smart Card? What is a smart card? The term Smart Card is loosely used to describe any card with a capability to relate information to a particular application such as magnetic stripe, optical, memory, and microprocessor cards. It is more precise, however to refer to memory and microprocessor cards as smart cards. · A magnetic stripe card has a strip of magnetic tape material attached to its surface. This is the standard technology used for bank cards. · Optical cards are bank card-size, plastic cards that use some form of laser to write and read the card. · Memory cards can store a variety of data, including financial, personal, and specialized information; but cannot process information. · Smart cards with a microprocessor look like standard plastic cards, but are equipped with an embedded Integrated Circuit (IC) chip. Microprocessor cards can store information, carry out local processing on the data stored, and perform complex calculations. These cards take the form of either "contact" cards which require a card reader or "contact less" cards which use radio frequency signals to operate. Key Features and Characteristics Shown below are some of the key features and characteristics of smart cards.


    Cost Typical costs range from $2.00 to $10.00. Per card cost increases with chips providing higher capacity and more complex capabilities; per card cost decreases as higher volume of cards are ordered.

    Reliability Vendors guarantee 10,000 read/write cycles. Cards claiming to meet International Standards Organization (ISO) specifications must achieve set test results covering drop, flexing, abrasion, concentrated load, temperature, humidity, static electricity, chemical attack, ultra-violet, X-ray, and magnetic field tests.

    Error Correction Current Chip Operating Systems (COS) perform their own error checking. The terminal operating system must check the two-byte status codes returned by the COS (as defined by both and the proprietary commands) after the command issued by the terminal to the card. The terminal then takes any necessary corrective action.

    Storage Capacity EEPROM: 8K - 128K bit. (Note that in smart card terminology, 1K means one thousand bits, not one thousand 8-bit characters. One thousand bits will normally store 128 characters, the rough equivalent of one sentence of text. However, with modern data compression techniques, the amount of data stored on the smart card can be significantly expanded beyond this base data translation.)

    Ease of Use Smart cards are user-friendly for easy interface with the intended application; handled like the familiar magnetic stripe bankcard.

    Susceptibility Susceptible to chip damage from physical abuse, but more difficult to disrupt or damage than the magnetic stripe card.

    Security

    Smart cards are highly secure. Information stored on the chip is difficult to duplicate or disrupt, unlike the outside storage used on magnetic stripe cards that can be easily copied. Chip microprocessor and Co-processor supports DES, 3-DES, RSA or ECC standards for encryption, authentication, and digital signature for non-repudiation.


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    61.10.12.89 09:49, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    in the search for edible substance facts

    it is often surprising what ingredients with e nos etc. are made of both good and bad and although it is not so often prime time discussion as it was a few years ago (some of the bits in pringles (di-sodium ribo-nucleotides, produced largely from sardine and found in stacks of stuff) and insect bits in skittles (shellac, produced by indian lac insects for a special shine!) in skittles really i still like to check all the labels that arent straight forward without first eating the product as you please but the interesting thing is that searching turns out the end result of these products use (especially on mice and rats if you read google!) or its chemical formula (just try additives on wikipedia) but the original basic thing that additive was called and made of is often hard to find. i eat lots of food but search that ingredient and it might say "ox tail is usually a cows bumpiece". if you do not list at least one source your article will be rejected. http://www.google.com and search for "shellac" and go to the shops to check the skittles ingredients. or search for "di-sodium ribonucleotides" which sounds like a chinese vitamin and turns out to be salt of sardine(miniature fishes)and is found in a stack of products including pringles.

    Sources

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/shellac http://www.vnv.org.au/FoodAdditives.htm http://forums.spacebattles.com/showthread.html?t=96452&page=6 Roygordon 11:02, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    in the search for edible substance facts

    it is often surprising what ingredients with e nos etc. are made of both good and bad and although it is not so often prime time discussion as it was a few years ago (some of the bits in pringles (di-sodium ribo-nucleotides, produced largely from sardine and found in stacks of stuff) and insect bits in skittles (shellac, produced by indian lac insects for a special shine!) in skittles really i still like to check all the labels that arent straight forward without first eating the product as you please but the interesting thing is that searching turns out the end result of these products use (especially on mice and rats if you read google!) or its chemical formula (just try additives on wikipedia) but the original basic thing that additive was called and made of is often hard to find. i eat lots of food but search that ingredient and it might say "ox tail is usually a cows bumpiece". if you do not list at least one source your article will be rejected. http://www.google.com and search for "shellac" and go to the shops to check the skittles ingredients. or search for "di-sodium ribonucleotides" which sounds like a chinese vitamin and turns out to be salt of sardine(miniature fishes)and is found in a stack of products including pringles.

    Sources

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/shellac http://www.vnv.org.au/FoodAdditives.htm http://forums.spacebattles.com/showthread.html?t=96452&page=6 Roygordon 11:04, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    Rakhine state

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    1. REDIRECT Rakhine State

    89.51.56.214 11:58, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    Christian Konrad Sprengel

    Christian Konrad Sprengel (* 22. September 1750, Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany; † 7. April 1816, Berlin, Germany) was a german theologist, teacher and, most important, a naturalist. He discovered sexuality in the plant kingdom.

    Sprengel studied theology in Halle, Germany. In 1774 he became teacher in Berlin. Since about 1787, Sprengel did considerable research on the pollination of plants and the interaction between flowers and their insect visitors. With his work "Das entdeckte Geheimnis der Natur im Bau und in der Befruchtung der Blumen" (Berlin 1793), he was one of the founders of pollination ecology as a scientific discipline. Together with one of his predecessors, Köhlreuter, he is still the most classic author in this field.

    During his lifetime, his work was neglected, not only becuse it seemed to a lot of his contemporaries as obscene that flowers had something to do with sexual functions, but also because the immanent importance of his findings on the aspects of of selection and evolution was not recognised. Until Charles Darwins book "On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects, and on the good effects of intercrossing." (London 1862), floral ecology was not considered a 'proper science'.

    Important successors like Paul Knuth, Fritz Knoll and Hans Kugler were inspired by Sprengel and brought great advance to the field of pollination ecology. After the second World War, their work was continued by and Stefan Vogel, Knut Faegri, Leendert van der Pijl, Amos Dafni, G. Ledyard Stebbins as well as Herbert and Irene Baker.

    The ideas and terms inherited out of Sprengel's fundamental work last forth.

    Sprengel is buried at the Invalidenfriedhof in Berlin, Germany. A small monument designed after the frontispice of his fundamental work can be seen in Berlin Botanical Gardens.


    Sources

    VOGEL, S. (1996): Christian Konrad Sprengel's Theory of the Flower: The Cradle of Floral Ecology. In: LLOYD, D. G. & BARRET, S. C. H. (Eds.). Floral Biology: Studies on Floral Evolution in animal-Pollinated Plants. Chapman & Hall, New York.

    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Konrad_Sprengel

    Zepernick, B. & Meretz, W. 2001: Christian Konrad Sprengel’s life in relation to his family and his time. On the occasion of his 250th birthday. – Willdenowia 31: 141-152.

    http://www.bgbm.org/bgbm/pr/zurzeit/papers/sprengel.htm

    81.173.238.222 11:59, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    Steve Herman

    Steve Herman = The New Jesus DOB: 4/4/90 Height: 5'11" Weight: 205lbs Favorite Color: Purple How many ways he can kill you: 174 Favorite Food: Bats Job: Lord and Master (Weekdays) Stripper (Weekends) Religion: Jewish Hair Length: 11 1/2 Inches Penis Size: ~22cm Shoe Size: 11US Sock of Choice: Tube Sock Style: Gothic Sexual Preference: Unknown Hair Color: Dark Red Vehicle: 101 Dalmations Tricycle Favorite Drink: Wawa Tea Lives In: Really Dark Cave With Batman

    Brendan McCreary


    Brendan McCreary


    The Intrepid Fox Pub

    Britain’s first foreign secretary, Charles James Fox, founded the Intrepid Fox pub in 1784. It is said that he promised to give a free beer to anyone who offered him electoral support.

    The Intrepid Fox is a pub that is popular with locals and tourists visiting the capital and is given a mention in tourist guidebooks as a place to visit. During most recent years it has been seen as one of the few remaining havens for fans of the metal, goth and rock culture of London and is said to have played an important part in rock history over the years.

    Despite it being one of London’s oldest pubs, it is facing closure after the owning brewery Mitchells & Butlers recently sold the property to developers, who wish to turn it into a series of trendy flats. According to manager Patrick Begent, who has been running the establishment for 15 years, he was given just three weeks in order to vacate the place. He says, "Its devastating. The Fox is an integral part of the alternative music scene in London and one of the few remaining."

    The Intrepid Fox is just one in a whole group of 21 pubs across the city that Mitchells & Butlers sold last month for a total of £53 million. The vast majority of the 21 pubs have been bought by individual property investors, although only two of the 21 sites are expected to be turned over to alternative use. The sale, which was revealed exclusively by the Morning Advertiser, means the company has already raised £88m in total in the year to date through individual pub sales - more than the £70m the company promised earlier in the year. A Mitchells & Butlers spokeswoman said: "The Intrepid Fox has been sold as part of a package to investment companies and pub operators. The 21 pubs were all prime locations but quite small, with average weekly sales of £7,000. The rest of our pubs have average weekly sales of £16,000." Mitchells & Butlers chief executive Tim Clarke said the sale value indicated property investors were valuing cash generative and asset-backed pub investments in a new way. He said: "There is a new breed of property investor coming in and buying pubs.” Mitchells & Butlers have also stated that discussions relating to the sale of 101 smaller, wet-led pubs are in progress. The news on disposal activity came as Mitchells & Butlers revealed that it was to launch a bond issue to increase securitised debt by £655 to £2.46m. The average value of pubs subject to a securitisation is now £2.8m, 40% higher than in 2003. A revaluation of the company's estate has put the total value of the company's property at over £5.5bn. In a bid to retain the pub, Robin Canon, a regular for the past two years, has launched a campaign. He wrote a petition and managed to inspire 5,000 people to sign their signatures in just nine days. "This pub has character and it makes you feel welcome, whatever your appearance," says Canon. "Its closure will mean sanitisation of the city's pub scene and loss of cultural diversity, which is important to London's development. The Intrepid Fox has been a central point for the London alternative scene for years. It's well loved and if it goes the currently small community will defiantly be badly affected - there's not that many other places for us to go - and certainly nowhere like the Fox. " But the "spirit of the Fox will live on", said Mr Begent, who plans to relocate the pub to another venue elsewhere. "We'll ensure the Fox survives the hunt."

    Sources

    213.86.122.5 13:23, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    website of winston churchill public school

    http://winstonchurchill.limestone.on.ca/

    Sources

    limestone district school board

    199.71.120.67 13:27, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    Christopher Hubert


    Apex (Pro Wrestler)

    Apex is a pro wrestler working on the independant circuit in the United Kingdom. He currently wrestles for the British Amateur Wrestling Federation (BAWF) and is a top ranking Heel (professional wrestling).

    He currently weighs in at 233lbs and is 6 feet tall. His finishing moves include the Apex Drive (Pedigree) and the Dead End (Spear). He has currently held no titles as yet. He was trained partly by the FWA (Frontier Wrestling Alliance) and mostly by the BAWF.

    Sources

    [2] BAWF Profile on Apex [3] BAWF RAGE Stevenapex 14:06, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    Hollywood Suicide

    Hollywood Suicide are a pretty young punk & roll (considered gothabilly by many) based in Kent (UK). They recorded their first demo in 2006, and signed for Crazy Love Records (D) just after a few months. They're now about to record their first full lenght "Sunglasses after Midnight". Hollywood Suicide could be considered the first punk & roll band from Kent, combining catchy punk tunes with upright bass fury and horror b-movies lyrics.

    Sources

    www.ffruk.co.uk

    195.224.178.130 14:18, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    Jennifer Convertibles

    Jennifer Convertibles, Inc. (AMEX: JEN) operates and licenses a chain of specialty furniture stores in 19 states plus the District of Columbia. It addition to being the largest specialty retailer of sofabeds in the country, it is also Americas largest leather specialist.

    Jennifer Convertibles, Inc., was incorporated in 1986 and began operations with a single retail store in Paramus, NJ. It currently operates almost 200 stores coast to coast.

    Their marketing strategy is to highlight the multi-functionality of a sofabed, which acts as a sofa for seating comfort in the daytime and converting into a bed, for overnight guests. As America’s largest sofabed specialist they are able to offer all this to the consumer for unbelievable value. A great example of this is their Microfiber sofabed with an innerspring mattress for only $299. To expand their livingroom offerings they recently began selling motion furniture, which include dual reclining sofas and reclining chairs, all at similar promotional prices.

    Sources

    Jennifer Convertibles Annual Report for 2005 at http://biz.yahoo.com/e/051125/jen10-k.html

    Key statistics on Jennifer Convertibles at http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ks?s=JEN

    Official Jennifer Convertibles Web Site at http://www.jenniferfurniture.com/

    More financial details at http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=JEN

    Rustybrick 15:50, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    • Comment. This is a well-known chain of stores and I agree that there should be an article about it on Wikipedia. --Metropolitan90 02:23, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

    Chicken Soft Taco's



    Overview

    The Aaron Empire is a growing group of people from the small town of North Branch Michigan that is focused on the often overlooked goals of the younger generation as a whole. We strive to propell our Empire, and there by our people (the new Generation) into prominance.

    Headline text

    Founders

    Originally the Aaron Empire was Founded by Emperor Aaron Hall but the ideals pooring out of this upstart group are coming from many sources.


    Headline text

    Ranks

    There are many ranks in the Aaron Empire ranging from Emperor (Aaron Hall) to Head of The Navy a.k.a. Grand Admeral (Aaron Schroeder) to science advisors. All of which, maybe not suprisingly have jobs that are nothing like what the title sounds like.


    Headline text

    Conclusion

    The Aaron Empire is a growing, evolving entity that, with any luck, will eventually aid the young to have a voice.

    Sources

    Myspace.com

    207.73.183.6 16:44, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    Pie


    Yellis

    Yellis, the YEar 11 Information System, provides innovative tests widely used in the UK and elsewhere, forming a baseline for value added measures in secondary schools. Currently taken by around 200,000 student in over 1,200 secondary schools, the Yellis baseline tests are available for years 10 with value added measures to GCSE. In addition, value added measures from Key Stage 3 to GCSE are offered for core GCSE subjects.


    You cannont revise for them but the best thing to do is to is get a good nights sleep the day before.


    Soruce: http://www.cemcentre.org/RenderPage.asp?LinkID=11510000

    U.S. Telepacific Communications

    TelePacific is a facility based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier headquartered in Los Angeles. In business since 1998, the Company provides services on TelePacific owned switches and network infrastructure, including local and long distance voice, dedicated Internet access, private networking, and data transport services as well as bundled voice and Internet solutions. Telepacific acquired Mpower communications corp in august 2006 and made them one of the biggest CLECS in the west coast with over 75,000 accounts and 800,000 lines.

    Sources

    www.telepacific.com

    65.60.80.228 17:48, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    Richard Winnard


    Clean Air Conservancy

    The Clean Air Conservancy (CAC) is a not-for-profit environmental organization based in the United States that was founded in 1992 as INHALE (National Healthy Air License Exchange) by Cleveland lawyer David B. Webster. The organization’s stated goal is to promote market-based approaches to the problems of air pollution, acid rain, and global warming. The CAC uses donor funds to purchase and then retire tradable emission allowances and reduction credits, and has developed the legal instruments allowing US companies to make tax-deductible contributions of emission allowances and certified reductions to the CAC. Shortly after its founding, the CAC was recognized by Outside magazine as a “Mighty Might” - one of the ten “best” small environmental non-profit organizations. By participating in the first annual air pollution allowance auction in the United States (March 1992), the CAC began buying and permanently retiring a portion of the Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) emission allowances sold by the Chicago Board of Trade on behalf of the US EPA Acid Rain program. The EPA Acid Rain Program was world’s first mandatory “Cap-and -Trade” pollution allowance program and it allowed the CAC to pioneer the concept of “retiring” tradable allowances as a tool for reducing harmful air pollution.

    The CAC supported air pollution education and published a curriculum in 2003 called Clean Air Activities: Exercises for a Cleaner Tomorrow through Humanics Learning. The organization also built a national network of schools regularly buying allowances to offset each participating school’s “SO2 footprint”. The CAC also established a pilot program of community-based monitoring and reporting of ground-level ozone using a network of trained volunteers with hand-held detectors. This pilot program was later duplicated in other US cities, including Atlanta, Buffalo, Dayton, Houston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.

    In 2001, the CAC collaborated with the Olympic Organizing Committee (OOC) on the first major “event greening” by assisting the OOC to calculate the environmental impact of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games. The CAC then worked with several large U.S. corporations to donate and retire enough Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrous Oxide (NOx), and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emission reduction credits to completely offset, or “Net Zero”, the air pollution and greenhouse gas generated by the event.

    In 2006, Clean Air Conservancy initiated an expanded “NETZERO” program to put emerging Carbon trading platforms within reach of individuals, civic groups, and schools. It also began selling CO2 equivalent Emission Reduction Credits through its website and enables individuals buy and retire credits to voluntarily offset the CO2 emissions of their private automobiles, air travel and small boats.

    The CAC is also a participating member of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) and began buying and retiring Carbon Financial Instruments (CFI). Each of the CFIs represents 100 Metric Tons of third-party certified CO2 equivalent emission reduction credits sold in the United States. The CAC has also established an “e-store” on eBay to sell emissions reduction credits and allowances for Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Nitrous Oxides (NOx), and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) to individuals for retirement.

    Sources

    http://www.cleanairconservancy.org

    69.40.214.245 19:46, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    Mark Sammut

    Mark (Anthony) Sammut (1973), from Ħaż-Żebbuġ Malta. A Notary since 1997. An Individual Member of the International Union of Latin Notaries. Studied at the University of Malta from where he obtained the Certificate in Diplomatic Studies, the Diploma of Notary, the Doctorate of Laws, the Magister Juris in International Law (with a Distinction), and the Post-Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies. Served as the Secretary General of the University Students' Council (KSU) and as editor of l-istudent (1995 - 1996). Attended a course in Public International Law at the Hague Academy of International Law at the International Court of Justice, The Hague. Served as an independent Local Councillor (1993 - 1996) for Ħaż-Żebbuġ. Contested Parliamentary elections with the Malta Labour Party (1996 and 1998). Member of the Co-Operatives Board (1997 - 1998). Member of the Administrative Council of the Valsè Pantellini International Foundation on Research and Studies on Degenerative Diseases (1998 - ). Secretary of the Notarial Council of Malta (2000 - 2003) and co-founder of Il-Manifk (1999 - 2003), the Notarial Council's official organ. Honorary Consul of Latvia (2001 - 2005). Deputy Reġistrar of the Barbados Maritime Registry (2003 - ). Vice-President of the University Maltese Language Society (2005 - ). Published A Short History of Latvia (2004). Interviewed best-selling Sicilian author Andrea Camilleri (2000).

    School bus stop sign

    A school bus stop sign is a mechanical device used for safety when a stopped school bus is loading or unloading children. The first school buses to have them had a single sign with a warning message, usually "stop." Lights were later added to the stop sign, early signs had each light blinking once each time, but many now have lights that blink twice at a time instead. Also, older buses usually have a single sign. Many newer buses have a second sign toward the rear, as well as the front. The most recent improvement was making it so the word "stop," written on the sign blinked instead of separate lights. Also, on the rear sign, the message was usually removed from the front, but remained on the back, which couldn't be seen unless the sign swung out. Even the newer signs with blinking warnings have the writing removed on the front of the rear sign.

    See also:

    School bus

    Sources:

    1. Wikipedia article: School bus

    The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Self-Titled

    The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus released a self-titled LP produced with Vision Sound records through its website in late 2005. Sales were halted, however, when the band joined with Virgin Records. When it was available, it came bundled with a bonus live DVD with unreleased footage and a live performance. Due to its short existance, this album is very rare and is owned by few people. The songs are in abundance on file-sharing networks, however.

    Track Listing: (to be added)


    Sources

    http://www.visionsounds.com/
    http://www.melodic.net/reviewsOne.asp?revnr=3467
    http://www.redjumpsuit.com/

    Yourfateissealed 20:11, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    Sanni


    Nicholas Silvestri

    Nicholas A. Silvestri is the Chairman/CEO of a leading South Florida real estate development company.

    Sources

    Miami Group

    71.192.142.36 21:42, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    Sister Midnight

    "Sister Midnight" is a song performed by Iggy Pop on the album The Idiot. It was written by David Bowie and Carlos Alomar. In 1979 Bowie did a version of the song with different lyrics for the album Lodger under the title "Red Money."


    Sources

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Money

    24.250.23.171 22:05, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    Enchanted Dream Car Club

    Enchanteddrmzceo 22:21, 21 September 2006 (UTC) •About Enchanted DreamZ... • Enchanted DreamZ is a Car & Bike Club founded on December 2000 in Miami, Florida by a boy who was 17 years old at the time, Dimitris "The Dream Boy" Labatos. We are a club that accepts Lowriders, Imports, Lowrider Bikes, & even Classics. We also accept stock cars and give our members time to hook up their ride. ENCHANTED DREAMZ travels to different local cities depending on the chapter presidents, to compete and show-off our lowrider bikes & our cars. Our club colors are Blue & White as we show them off through shirts, hats, banners, ETC. We are always looking for members & chapters, so if your intrested in any information just check out our contact page. At this time, Enchanted DreamZ has 4 chapters (Miami, FL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; New Iberia, LA; & Orlando, FL ) & has 17 members.


    •The Story on how it all Started... • In the early months of 2000, Dimitris was looking around for a car club to join. Dimitris had the idea to customize his 1994 Nissan Sentra. He came about a childhood friend (Ralph) in October 2000 and both attempted to start a club called "Wicked Ryders". After a couple of weeks, the club was abandoned and Dimitris went on the road to search for a club to join. When searching, he saw that many clubs didn’t let anyone join the club unless their car was in showroom condition and the member had to go to a meeting every week. So, Dimitris didn’t like the idea of that and wanted to start his own club that would let people join the club with their ride stock and would give them time to customize it.

    On December 19, 2000, Dimitris was thinking of a name for the club when he was listening to Power96© (radio station in Miami) and heard a commercial from Santa’s Enchanted Forest©. He liked the word, Enchanted, so he thought about which word would sound good together with Enchanted. He tried the word, Dreams but with a "Z" instead of the "S". That same day, Dimitris asked several friends including Cynthia Cuevas of Naples, FL., what they thought of the name.

    Four days later on December 23, 2000, Dimitris "The Dream Boy" Labatos and Yoniel Boza got the process started & officially establish the club becoming the first members of the club & registering with the National Lowrider Club Registry.

    Sources

    www.EnchantedDreamz.com Enchanteddrmzceo 22:21, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    Achour FENNI (In arabic : عاشور فني )

    Algerian poet translaotr from Algeria. He published (poems): A spring that comes early,2004; A man ogf Dust, 2003; Flower of life, 1994.

    In French: Noces d'Eau , Editions Fidel-AnthelmX, Marseille 2005.

    Sources

    http://www.albabtainpoeticprize.org/Encyclopedia/poet/0809.htm http://www.festivaldepoesiademedellin.org/pub/es/Revista/ultimas_ediciones/68_69/fenni.html http://www.cipmarseille.com/auteur_fiche.html?id=14 http://www.festivaldepoesiademedellin.org/pub/en/Revista/ultimas_ediciones/68_69/fennieng.html?print http://www.doroob.com/?p=3090


    193.251.169.175 22:33, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

    Kevinpriorpsortsnews.com


    North News 8

    North News 8 is a news station out of Glens Falls NY. The station speacializes in local news only and does not cover events happening in nearby Albany. The station recently was bought by Jessie Jackson. Anchoring the nightly newscast is Kevin McCullough. Reporters include former Capital News 9 traffic girl, Lauren Mudge

    Sources

    24.195.174.233 00:48, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Mike Shue

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Checkmate

    Yep ok auto-sarcastic comment, not acceptable because I have no proof? Oh yes I lied when I provided a link with information about the book.

    iAFC (Instrumental Active Field Control)

    Yamaha developed this advanced technology to bring you even more performance enjoyment. It outputs sound picked up by internal microphones through built-in rear speakers. Automatic adjustments are then made to create a richer sound that best matches the acoustic characteristics of the room you're playing in. It also uses signal processing to reproduce an authentic damper effect. You'll notice the difference the three types of iAFC make as soon as you start playing


    Sources

    http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/ContentDetail/ModelSeriesDetail/0,,CNTID%253D2714%2526CNTYP%253DPRODUCT,00.html

    218.216.190.126 02:36, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    iAFC (Instrumental Active Field Control)

    Yamaha developed this advanced technology to bring you even more performance enjoyment. It outputs sound picked up by internal microphones through built-in rear speakers. Automatic adjustments are then made to create a richer sound that best matches the acoustic characteristics of the room you're playing in. It also uses signal processing to reproduce an authentic damper effect. You'll notice the difference the three types of iAFC make as soon as you start playing.


    Sources

    http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/Home/YamahaHome/ (Clavinova digital pianos, CLP-100 series)

    218.216.190.126 02:44, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Chris "The Foreigner" Bright

    Chris Bright is officially the coolest kid to ever grace the halls of Bishop Dubourg. Seriously, he is funny as hell, has a heart of gold and the strength of ten slightly retarted men. Plus hes a model so you know hes a real player.

    Sources

    Local High School Paper "The Cavaleir"

    XChristophex 02:50, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    LOLA RODRIGUEZ, AMERICAN POET

    LOLA RODRIGUEZ (born October 10, 1952 in New York, NY) is an American writer, poet, and musical theatre composer.

    The author and spoken-word performer has written on various topics, including culture, performance, the arts, and poetry, appearing in journals, books, and anthologies both in the United States and abroad.

    Lola Rodriguez was chosen by Los Angeles’ Latin Beat Magazine as one of the most important women in the arts today. Her work is collected in the books, The Coffeehouse Poetry Anthology, Poets and Painters, New to North America, and Tokens: Contemporary Poetry of the Subway.

    She is published in journals including The Columbia Review, Barrow Street, Calyx, American Mensa Wordfun, Flyway, Women’s Poetry Journal, The Caribbean Writer, Peau Sensible, US 1 (Princeton), Angle Magazine: A Journal of Arts and Culture, Excursis, Lungfull!, Afro-Hispanic Review, Forum, Tamarind, Down Under Manhattan Bridge, Chachalaca Poetry Review, English Journal, The Paterson Literary Review, A Gathering of the Tribes and numerous others. Rodriguez is the author of Notes from a Solitary Rhumba, The Ancestry of Hunger, and the forthcoming book, Lions in Manhattan.

    The writer is listed in the International Who’s Who in Poetry and was nominated for The Pushcart Prize, considered to be the most honored literary series in America. She participates in Poets and Writers Readings/Workshops Programs, is an Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award and Hipster Haiku finalist. Rodriguez is a distinguished scholar and recipient of numerous professional and academic awards and grants including the Lila Acheson Wallace Reader’s Digest Foundation Grant, the Award of Merit for Significant Academic and Creative Achievement, the James Beardslee Grant and others. Originally from New York City, Rodriguez has traveled throughout North America, living on both coasts, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. She was named Lola after a seashell collector who wrote the national anthem of Puerto Rico and began reading at age three using Voltaire’s Candide as a primer, writing her first poem by age five, and winning first prize at age 10 in an all school citywide competition for her essay: Fire: Friend or Foe?

    Solo performances in theatres, clubs, and coffeehouses feature a multimedia performer who incorporates music, drama, and dance into dramatic readings. Lola Rodriguez, resides at the intersection between the concerto and the mambo.

    Rodriguez has appeared as a spoken word artist in one-woman shows and collaborations in venues worldwide, including The Whitney Museum of American Art, London’s Institute for Contemporary Art, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, La Mama Theatre/ La Galleria, The Nuyorican Poets Café, Life Café’s The Literary Life series with George Plimpton, Taylor Mead, and others, Mercer Gallery, Exit Art, Tribes Gallery, Telephone Bar, University of the Streets/Liquid Sound Lounge, Teachers and Writers Collective, The Knitting Factory, The Gershwin, Biblio’s Bookstore, Barnes and Noble (NYC), Hispanic Pride Festival, Cleveland Public Theatre (OH), Café No Bar, The Red Room/Reckless in Hell’s Kitchen, Kenkelaba House Gallery and La Casa Maya (Merida, Yucatan, Mexico). In addition to her stage performances, she is a musical theatre composer and librettist who has written over 100 songs.

    Lola Rodriguez says, about her poem Manhatt/Antilles:

    This poem is about voluntary repatriation, but most importantly, self-patriation, a return to the country of the self. For the New York Puerto Rican, there’s one special wave where the mainland and island meet in the divided soul.

    Picture this secret place, far out to sea, located somewhere between where Lady Liberty drowned herself, the Bermuda Triangle, and a glorious Spanglish speaking Atlantis. Manhattan. Antilles. ManhatAntillas.


    MANHATTANTILLES/MANHATANTILLAS

    Manhatantillana que soy that I am, Whose expatriate, exiled sounds Shout from my lips In gasps of half-heard freedoms made word, Escupo mudo, Mute spit.

    Whose voice is extinguished Behind the deaf bars of my teeth, A voice that sings to the people, Without reply.

    My feet without ground, Like air-less wings These songs have No place to belong. They stretch between Two islands like the hangman’s rope Assassinating my soul With the authenticity of death, A clothesline with souls flapping Above the invisible place Between,where the Caribbean Sea And the Atlantic Ocean meet.

    An ocean within That swallows my words, That silences my voice With a wave, a tongue, Then another. Manhatantillas, Can be found at the top of a wave, Since there is no shore where oceans meet. Voices sinking to the bottom, Rising to the top, Where the mouth of the sky Will form syllables for the wind.

    The night, too, will form lips. Mixing its disowned and desired sounds Into creole beauty noise Blending shouts With longing.

    El oceano que traga mi voz Con una ola, una lengua Y otra. El oceano que corta la lengua en tiras, El oceano que hace trizas de la alma.

    The ocean that swallows my voice With one wave, a tongue, Then another. The ocean that slices my tongue, Manhatantillana que soy. The ocean that shreds my soul.


    In addition to her work as a performing artist, the writer is also known for her prose and text-bound poetry, exemplified in the following poem beginning with a quotation from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise.


    PRINCETON FOUNTAIN


    …Well this side of Paradise!... There’s little comfort in the wise. --Rupert Brooke.


    If I miss the last train, will the drunken boat still hold me? The distant carillon of Cleveland Tower peppers the air with bells. I am looking to return to earlier chaos with new equations. “Is late Picasso, bad Picasso?” is not a question asked on the other side of the wall.

    In Prospect Gardens, I study multiple reflections of my face In the fountain, beneath the watery centaur spring. The ripples, jets, and depths do not disguise Conflicting golden eyes, A double lens, With tomes and goblets in the left, tenements in the right.

    My third eye, developing A shutter opening against a double image of typology and contradiction, Uniting in a singularity of perfect vision, Gentility and rage, Infinity and limitation Semester of myself.

    Does the flaccid bee drifting between the loose pine blades In the water of the Sculpture Fountain, Curl into death because the water is green And there is late summer musk in the air? On a submerged penny, the wavy, still lingering eye Winks because its fortune is not in season, The perfect sound of water slowly cutting the display of stone That the years have altered, giving motion as a gift to light, The sun diving to find the bottom of the pool.

    And, on the surface, the wasp has come to drink, Yet, many are still searching for some source to quench their thirst. Leaves, and beetles and Aeschylus are fragments of the years hanging, Watery chatelaines on the garment of time. Fashionable semester.

    On moving day, rental trucks burst with essentials, Caravans of comfort to what is already verdant, Could soon become desert (the wasp has come to drink). What oasis necessary to form the future’s mass?

    The stage manager choreographs The tattered couches into position. On the manicured green, Just beneath the castle windows of shadowing towers, Watchful medieval rabbits, feral deer In a tapestry of hopeful scholars. It is the semester of the first act.

    I stray from the season of my path, the blossom-fluted garden Not yet amber, evergreen and flat top canopy, Silence trumpeting the elephant leaves, I have No name for flowers which bring me closer to the moment That releases me, Infant who would be cultivator or keeper of the spirit’s peace.

    Minutes pass at the perimeter of moss, of granite, Where falling water is thought traveling Between personal histories and the stories of civilizations, Where the Self confronts millennia, Dilutes fortune to build substance, constructs possibilities; These are the gardens of epics I will build, (There) I will meet you at the edge of this fountain where I loved myself, Where history is polite, but not suspended. Semester of my soul.


    Sources

    U.S. 1 Princeton, Princeton Summer Fiction Issue Publisher: Richard Rein (August, 2006)

    172.146.61.234 03:32, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Kurt Seligmann

    Swiss-American Surrealist artist, born Basel 1900, died Sugar Loaf, New York, USA, 1962.

    Seligmann came to Paris in 1929 determined to pursue a career as an artist after several unsatisfying years working in his father's furniture store in Basel, Switzerland. In Paris, he met other Swiss, such as the painter-architect Le Corbusier (with whom he travled to Greece), the sculptor Alberto Giacometti (with whom he had studied in Geneva), the artist Jean Hans Arp, and the art historian Pierre Courthion. Through them he became acquinted with the group called Abstraction Art Non Figuratif, whose ranks he joined with works that showed a tendency toward biomorphism but with a menacing character. From these he grandually evolved a style that was increasingly baroque with imagery derived from Medieval pagentry, the Basel Carnival he had known since childhood and the Dance Macabre of such Germanic artists of the Reformation as Urs Graf and Manuel Deutsch. His mature work combined these influences with a particular violent expressiveness depicting slender figures adorned with all the paraphernalia of the heraldic knight errant: plumes of feathers, armor, swashbuckling drapery and capes, often adapted to stories of Greek mythology.

    Seligmann married the former Arlette Paraf, a grandaughter of the founder of the Wildenstein Gallery, in 1935. In 1939, at the outbreak of World War II, he was the first Surrealist to settle in New York. He died of an accidental gunshot wound at his farm in Sugar Loaf, New York, on the morning of January 2, 1962.

    Sources

    128.197.54.233 03:44, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    INTERLOP

    Some know this website as "Lol the internet" thats where it began, it only changed its name to interflop recently in spring of 2005. I was only a member on lol the internet for a short time under the identity of "fatty mchamburger" a name my friend thought up.

    Some concider lol the internet to be one of the greatest websites in the world. Some despised it, main reason was because of its anti-semetic and crude humor. But I see it as a failed attempt to show the world a better more jew-hating internet. Interflop died recently at the end of the summer in 2006 but it lives on in every hitler loving nazi today.

    In memory of:

    JEWKILLER
    ehpriam
    afalsejedi
    communist
    stalin

    and many more...

    Monkey Steals The Peach

    Beacon Lighting

    Established in 1974 and still proudly Australian owned and operated, Beacon Lighting is Australia's leading lighting retailer with over 48 stores acrossAustralia.

    First established in Victoria, Beacon Lighting entered the Queensland market six years ago, NSW market five years ago, the Western Australian market two years ago, and the Northern Territory and South Australia this year. Today, Beacon Lighting enjoys a clear national market leadership position in the specialist domestic lighting retail sector. Certainly, Beacon Lighting is the predominant brand in the market with exceptional awareness and recall amongst the target market.

    A confirmed growth strategy has seen the number of stores more than triple over the last 9 years from 12 to 48 stores with continued expansion still very much a key priority, particularly in the NSW market but also continued growth in the Victorian and Queensland markets as well as other states.

    Beacon Lighting endeavours to always offer our customers the latest in lighting trends, styles and innovations, sourced from around the world, that provide real value for money along with professional and exceptional customer service. Our aim is to exceed our customers expectations at all times.

    Keeping up to date with architectural developments, housing and property trends and interior design and lifestyle principles. Beacon Lighting's vast range of high quality light fittings comprises, contemporary fittings for modern and traditional applications, stunning chandeliers, table lamps and task lighting, low voltage lighting, great garden and landscape lighting ideas, exterior lights, bathroom lighting and heating, ceiling fans and a comprehensive range of globes and accessories, as well as impeccable matches for period home restorations.

    Our extensive range is sourced from around the world and many products are exclusive to Beacon Lighting. With over 30 years experience in the retail lighting industry, more than 48 showrooms across Australia, your lighting needs are covered. However, if one of our stores is not accessible, browse our great range online, and send in your order form so that we can organise a suitable way to meet you needs.

    Our focus is customer service. With experience in interior design and decoration and extensive product knowledge, Beacon Lighting consultants are committed to listening to customers to provide exciting and practical lighting solutions that meet the customer's individual needs, budget and total satisfaction.

    As an extension of our exceptional service, Beacon Lighting offers a Lighting Design Service (for a fee of $50 redeemable upon purchase). Our consultants will come to your home and design a lighting plan to suit your style of home, accentuate and highlight feature areas and create the right ambiance and atmosphere. Also available in store free of charge.

    Beacon Lighting stores accept payment of cash, cheque, EFTPOS and major credit cards, American Express, Diners Club, Bankcard, Master card and Visa.

    Gift vouchers are also available for purchase at all Beacon Lighting stores.

    Our newest employee is Witney O. she is totally rad and doesnt mind rockin out to dashy and taking back sunday.

    Sources

    220.238.35.149 04:37, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Dan Boneh

    Dan Boneh is an associate professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His research is primarily in cryptography and network security.

    http://crypto.stanford.edu/~dabo/

    24.34.132.108 04:51, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Video container

    Redirect to Container format

    Sources

    Different name.

    195.64.26.5 06:18, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Herman Boon

    Herman Boon is a famous Dutch cabaretier. Herman was born in 1958 in the city of Den Helder (Netherlands). Herman is married with Jenny and has 4 children (Tim, Sanne, Jasper and Jasmijn.


    Sources

    213.125.192.229 06:50, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Matt Chequer

    Matt Chequer is the drummer for Perth band Little Birdy. After playing drums for several heavy metal bands in the 90's, Matt join singer Lucy Steele in 1994.

    Previously to joining the band, Matt played football for well known Perth team the Karoonda Bulldogs.

    Matt is one of five famous Chequer brothers in the Brentwood - Mt Pleasant area of Perth


    Sources

    (P. Keirle) Road to Glory - History of the Karoonda Bulldogs 1965 - 2005 (Waddel Publishing) Perth 2005


    58.6.64.188 06:52, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Sokol Shameti

    Sources

    124.180.215.113 07:34, 22 September 2006 (UTC) Isshin Ruu Karate is a Japanese - Okinawan form of martial arts

    TIFAC, Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council

    TIFAC is an autonmous society registered on 10th February, 1988 under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India,New Delhi. Under the Earlier Chairman and Current Hon'ble President of India, Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, TIFAC had earlier brough out India's 1st National Technology Forecast Excercise Reports titled "Technology Vision 2020 for India" in 17 important areas of Indian econmoy.

    Dr. R.Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to Govt of India is the current Chairman of TIFAC Council.

    To know more about TIFAC and its activities / programes please visit http://wwwac.org.in

    === Sources  ===
    

    TIFAC Official Website : http://wwwac.org.in

    203.123.36.66 07:58, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    PIM archiver

    PIM is a freeware archiver by Ilia Muraviev. PIM uses its own and unique algorithm based on LZP and PPM data compression algorithms. In addition, it applies some additional filters for specific file-types to improve compression, like E8/E9 transform for executable files and Delta transform for multimedia files such as images and audio files.

    Sources

    PIM's homepage

    83.237.164.38 08:14, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Internet Tidal Wave memo

    The Internet Tidal Wave memo was an internal memo written by Microsofts Bill Gates to executive staff at Microsoft in May 26 1995. The memo outlines Microsofts failure to grasp the internets importance. In December 1995 Microsoft made it's new internet strategy public and much of it was based on the original Internet Tidal Wave memo.

    Sources

    Bill Gates originial memo written in May 26 1995

    213.132.124.3 08:51, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Jasper Morello (The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello)


    the speed of lightning


    LOLA RODRIGUEZ

    LOLA RODRIGUEZ (b. 10, October, 1952 in New York, NY) is an American writer, poet, and musical theatre composer. Founder of Performative Transcontextualism.

    The author and spoken-word performer has written on various topics, including culture, performance, the arts, and poetry, appearing in journals, books, and anthologies both in the United States and abroad.

    Lola Rodriguez was chosen by Los Angeles’ Latin Beat Magazine as one of the most important women in the arts. Her work is collected in the books, The Coffeehouse Poetry Anthology, Poets, Painters, and Actors, New to North America, and Tokens: Contemporary Poetry of the Subway.

    She is published in journals including The Columbia Review, Barrow Street, Calyx, American Mensa Wordfun, Flyway, Women’s Poetry Journal, The Caribbean Writer, Peau Sensible, US 1 (Princeton), Angle Magazine: A Journal of Arts and Culture, Excursis, Lungfull!, Afro-Hispanic Review, Forum, Tamarind, Down Under Manhattan Bridge, Chachalaca Poetry Review, English Journal, The Paterson Literary Review, A Gathering of the Tribes and is the author of Notes from a Solitary Rhumba, The Ancestry of Hunger, and the forthcoming book, Lions in Manhattan.

    The writer is listed in the International Who’s Who in Poetry and was nominated for The Pushcart Prize, considered to be the most honored literary series in America. She participates in Poets and Writers Readings/Workshops Programs, is an Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award and Hipster Haiku finalist. Rodriguez is a distinguished scholar and recipient of numerous professional and academic awards and grants including the Lila Acheson Wallace Reader’s Digest Foundation Grant, the Award of Merit for Significant Academic and Creative Achievement, the James Beardslee Grant and others.

    Rodriguez has appeared as a spoken word artist in one-woman shows and collaborations in venues worldwide, including The Whitney Museum of American Art, London’s Institute for Contemporary Art, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, La Mama Theatre/ La Galleria, Life Café’s The Literary Life series with George Plimpton, Taylor Mead, and others, Mercer Gallery, Exit Art, Tribes Gallery, Telephone Bar, University of the Streets/Liquid Sound Lounge, Teachers and Writers Collective,The Gershwin, Biblio’s Bookstore, Barnes and Noble (NYC), Hispanic Pride Festival, Cleveland Public Theatre (OH), Café No Bar, The Red Room/Reckless in Hell’s Kitchen, Kenkelaba House Gallery,La Casa Maya (Merida, Yucatan, Mexico), The Knitting Factory. She is a veteran of the '90s wave of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe culture.

    Solo performances in theatres, clubs, and coffeehouses feature a multimedia performer who incorporates music, drama, and dance into dramatic readings. In addition to stage performances, she is a musical theatre composer and librettist who has written over 100 songs and resides at the intersection between the concerto and the mambo.

    The artist is best known as a founder and early pioneer in the Performative Transcontextual movement whose philosophy encompasses the creation of transcendent theatrical events utilizing peak moments on stage through the performance of the spoken word.

    Sources

    Latin Beat Magazine Volume 3, Number 6 August 1993 172.166.33.207 13:03, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Iron Maiden Eddie mask

    The original Eddie mask was created by an art student called David Brown. He used to live next door to Dave (Lights) Beasley back when Iron Maiden was just about to break through. There a few references to that time on an old german website (now defunkt) and several others including the BBC. David Brown made the original masks at his college (East Ham College of Technology) and several to Dave Beasley and one was used in the Ruskin concert in August 1979. This was the initial inspiration for Eddy. The masks very very fragile and life size and by October they were using a bigger, flatter face which looks a bit like a "Grey" alien. The original mask was taken from a plaster cast of another student in the class -ironically, the best looking guy in the class.

    Sources

    http://www.ironmaidenonlineclub.com/showthread.html?t=4877 http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A472718


    80.34.166.157 13:39, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Cauliflower Sack

    The physical condition resulting in heavy trauma suffered by the scrotum and/or testicles, most likely bruising, swelling, and after extended periods of abuse, development of scar tissue/ sterility. Similar to Cauliflower Ear.

    Sources

    J.D. Roehm, MD John Platt, Certified Personal Trainer 216.196.130.228 13:40, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Abi Finley

    Abi Finley, born in Prestwich, Manchester, England is 23 years old and came fifth in [[How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria]] She was studying in London and was doing her Masters in Musical Theatre at Central School of Speech and Drama at the time she went for an audition for the show. She was known as "Tom Boy Maria".

    Songs

    • On her first appearance, she sang Carly Simon's Bond theme Nobody Does it Better
    • On the second week, she sang Katie Melua's Closest thing to Crazy
    • On the third night, she performed Shirley Bassey's classic Hey Big Spender
    • On night four, she performed [[Summertime (song}|Summertime]] by Billie Holiday
    • On the fifth night she sang Mabye This Time. It was the first live show of the evening and she ended up in the sing-off against Aiofe Mullholland where they both sang Any Dream will Do from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat,

    Andrew Lloyd Webber choice to safe Aiofe instead of Abi

    Abi tried her hardest to improve after recieving fierce comments from judge Zoe Tyler about her performance of Summertime.

    During the semi finals week, Finley was one of the five who acted alongside John Barrowman to gain confidence

    Sources

    Official Site [[6]] Biography www.biogs.com/maria/abi.html 84.65.115.222 14:36, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    LOLA RODRIGUEZ

    LOLA RODRIGUEZ (born October 10, 1952 in New York, NY) is an American writer, poet, and musical theatre composer. Founder of Performative Transcontextualism.

    The author and spoken-word performer has written on various topics, including culture, performance, the arts, and poetry, appearing in journals, books, and anthologies both in the United States and abroad.

    Lola Rodriguez was chosen by Los Angeles’ Latin Beat Magazine as one of the most important women in the arts. Her work is collected in the books, The Coffeehouse Poetry Anthology, Poets, Painters, and Actors, New to North America, and Tokens: Contemporary Poetry of the Subway.

    She is published in journals including The Columbia Review, Barrow Street, Calyx, American Mensa Wordfun, Flyway, Women’s Poetry Journal, The Caribbean Writer, Peau Sensible, US 1 (Princeton), Angle Magazine: A Journal of Arts and Culture, Excursis, Lungfull!, Afro-Hispanic Review, Forum, Tamarind, Down Under Manhattan Bridge, Chachalaca Poetry Review, English Journal, The Paterson Literary Review, A Gathering of the Tribes and is the author of Notes from a Solitary Rhumba, The Ancestry of Hunger, and the forthcoming book, Lions in Manhattan.

    The writer is listed in the International Who’s Who in Poetry and was nominated for The Pushcart Prize, considered to be the most honored literary series in America. She participates in Poets and Writers Readings/Workshops Programs, is an Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award and Hipster Haiku finalist. Rodriguez is a distinguished scholar and recipient of numerous professional and academic awards and grants including the Lila Acheson Wallace Reader’s Digest Foundation Grant, the Award of Merit for Significant Academic and Creative Achievement, the James Beardslee Grant and others.

    Rodriguez has appeared as a spoken word artist in one-woman shows and collaborations in venues worldwide, including The Whitney Museum of American Art, London’s Institute for Contemporary Art, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, La Mama Theatre/ La Galleria, Life Café’s The Literary Life series with George Plimpton, Taylor Mead, and others, Mercer Gallery, Exit Art, Tribes Gallery, Telephone Bar, University of the Streets/Liquid Sound Lounge, Teachers and Writers Collective,The Gershwin, Biblio’s Bookstore, Barnes and Noble (NYC), Hispanic Pride Festival, Cleveland Public Theatre (OH), Café No Bar, The Red Room/Reckless in Hell’s Kitchen, Kenkelaba House Gallery,La Casa Maya (Merida, Yucatan, Mexico), The Knitting Factory. She is a veteran of the '90s wave of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe culture.

    Solo performances in theatres, clubs, and coffeehouses feature a multimedia performer who incorporates music, drama, and dance into dramatic readings. In addition to stage performances, she is a musical theatre composer and librettist who has written over 100 songs and resides at the intersection between the concerto and the mambo.

    The artist is best known as a founder and early pioneer in the Performative Transcontextual movement whose philosophy encompasses the creation of transcendent theatrical events utilizing peak moments on stage through the performance of the spoken word.

    Sources

    Latin Beat Magazine Volume 3 Number 6 August 1993

    172.161.208.157 14:42, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Half-Rubber

    A bat-and-ball game similar to stick ball or baseball. The game was developed in the American South at some time around the beginning of the 20th Century. The cities of Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC both claim to be the birthplace of the game. Records of the game being played date back to the mid-1910's. Half-Rubber has been played for several generations in the south, and had a large regional popularity in the 1970's. Recently, however, interest in the game has waned.


    Equipment

    A traditional half-rubber bat is either a broom-handle, or a slim bat made specifically for half-rubber or stickball. The ball is either a hollow rubber ball that has been folded into instelf to resemble half of a ball or a ball made specifically for half-rubber, which resembles a solid rubber ball that has been cut in half.

    Rules of Play

    At any time there will be a pitcher, a catcher, and a batter. The goal for the batter is to hit the pitched ball at least a bat's length in front of himself. When he does this, he has one man on base. He does not run to a base as in baseball, but as in baseball, when he gets four bases loaded, the fourth base forces home a run.The batter continues to try to hit pitched balls until he swings at a pitch and misses the ball and the catcher sucessfully catches the ball. When that happens, the catcher becomes the batter, the hitter becomes the pitcher, and the pitcher becomes the catcher. In this scenario for the game, each of the three individuals is playing against the others and the score is kept for all three. In team play, two teams usually comprised of one pitcher and one catcher per team play a similarly comprised team. Each team has two "at bats". Again a batter is out when he swings at a pitched ball that is successfully caught by the catcher.

    The advantage to the team competition is that the pitcher and catcher are usually well matched. In individual play too often a good pitcher is frustrated by a poor catcher and the batter scores because the catcher cannot catch not because of the skill of the batter.

    A good game ensues when pitchers can develop the correct combination of speed on the ball, accuracy over the "strike" (even though there are no strikes), and manipulation of the up and down flight of the sailing ball making it difficult for the batter to hit but still making a pitch in such fashion as to be hittable.

    Sources

    Jones, Dan; Halfrubber: The Savannah Game, Paperback, (Savannah, 1980) ISBN:0960480803

    130.254.180.199 15:45, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Mike Shue


    Trey Fitzcharles


    Overview

    The Aaron Empire is a growing group of people from the small town of North Branch Michigan that is focused on the often overlooked goals of the younger generation as a whole. We strive to propell our Empire, and there by our people (the new Generation) into prominance.

    Founders

    Originally the Aaron Empire was Founded by Emperor Aaron Hall but the ideals pouring out of this upstart group are coming from many sources.

    Ranks

    There are many ranks in the Aaron Empire ranging from Emperor (Aaron Hall) to Head of The Navy a.k.a. Grand Admeral (Aaron Schroeder) to science advisors. All of which, maybe not suprisingly have jobs that are nothing like what the title sounds like.

    Conclusion

    The Aaron Empire is a growing, evolving entity that, with any luck, will eventually aid the young to have a voice.

    Sources

    Myspace.com 207.73.183.6 16:15, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Jugger

    This article is about the team sport Jugger. For the Advance Wars character, see List of Advance Wars COs.

    Jugger is a team sport, describable as a mixture of Live action role-playing game and Rugby.

    Introduction

    The game as well as the players themselves are called Jugger(s).

    The main goal of the game is to place the Jugg (the ball which traditionally has the shape of a dog's skull) into the opponents' goal. Since only one player of each of the two teams is allowed to take the Jugg with his hands, he must be guarded by his teammates, who are armed with padded weapons.

    History

    The idea of the sport came from the movie The Blood of Heroes (Australia 1989 with Rutger Hauer), in which nomadic teams wander from town to town and fight for money. While the fights in the movie are very violent (wounds and fractures in almost every game), the sport is rather harmless.

    It is uncertain where the sport was originally "invented". Teams in Germany play it since 1992, but there are also teams in the USA, Italy and Australia.

    Rules

    The Australian rules are different from the German ones, so only the basics are listed here.

    The field is a huge rectangle with cut corners (so there are 8 corners in total). There is one goal on each of the short sides of the field (a small base in which the Jugg can be placed).

    The teams consist of 5 to 8 players: One runner (Quick or Qwik) who is the only person allowed to grab the Jugg and 4 fighting players, of which at most one may have a chain. The other 3 players are armed with sticks of different sizes. There may also be up to 3 substitute players.

    Time was traditionally measured by throwing stones against a gong, but it is also possible to hit a drum. One stone (hit) is approximately 1.5 to 2 seconds and a game can consist of 2 or 3 parts, which last 100 stones each.

    When the game starts, the teams run towards each other and start fighting to make the way free for their runner. When somebody is hit by a weapon (strikes against the head or the groin are forbidden and the wepaons must be sufficiently padded), the player must kneel down on the ground and wait a fixed time until he can stand back up and rejoin the play. The two runners may wrestle with each other, but may not beat or kick.

    When the Jugg is placed onto the goal of a team, the other team gets a point and the game starts over. The team which has the most points at the end of the 200 or 300 stones, wins the game.

    External links

    • Jugger in Australia
    • Jugger in Germany
    • Jugger in Italy
    • Internet Movie Database entry for The Blood of Heroes

    Sources

    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jugger

    http://www.jugger.org.au

    http://www.jugger.de

    217.84.74.189 16:19, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    XC Map

    An XC:Map was initially created as a kz map for counter-strike. An XC map is the same type of rock-climbing for counter-strike: Source.

    Many people play XC_ maps everyday and people are also entusiastic about creating them with the hammer editor


    see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Source_engine

    Sources

    www.valvesoftware.com http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Main_Page

    Paulddaw 16:24, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Riverwind Casino

    The 219,000-square-foot casino, just across the river from Norman on Highway 9 West, will be the 18th gaming facility owned and operated by the Chickasaw Nation. The huge casino has been designed to be a major entertainment center and tourist destination. It will include 2,200 electronic gaming machines, more than 70 blackjack and poker tables and a 77-seat off-track betting lounge. There will be a 1,500-seat showplace theater for concerts, a 300-seat VIP mezzanine, two restaurants, a food court and an event center. http://www.casinocitytimes.com/news/article.cfm?contentID=159005


    129.15.228.203 16:28, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    ShadowingS


    Violet Township, Ohio

    Violet Township is a township in Fairfield County, Ohio. The township boundaries include most of the city of Pickerington, Ohio, and most of the unincorporated parts of Violet Township are in the Pickerington Local School District and are served by the Pickerington Post Office (43147).


    Sources

    http://www.city-data.com/township/Violet-Fairfield-OH.html

    http://www.violet.oh.us/


    155.188.183.5 17:09, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Abergaz


    Vennis Ball


    Chris Green (Railroader)

    Chris Green

    Chris Green was C.E.O. of Virgin Trains until he retired in 2005 and has 40 years of railway experience including Managing Director of ScotRail, Network SouthEast and Intercity under British Rail. He remains a non-executive director of Network Rail.

    Sources

    http://www.networkrail.co.uk/aspx/1324.aspx#Chris http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/business.cfm?id=505572002 Alang4spike 17:42, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Pine ConeMushroom


    National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard

    NIMAS

    PUSCH


    Fireproof Fire


    Bobby Korrapati


    Information Networking Institute

    The Information Networking Institute (INI) was established by Carnegie Mellon in 1989 as the nation’s first research and education center devoted to Information Networking.

    As an integral department of the College of Engineering and a collaboration of the School of Computer Science, the Tepper School of Business, and the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, the INI’s professional degree programs represent an exceptional fusion of technologies, economics and policies of secure communication networks.

    Top students from around the world attend the INI, seeking the broadened perspective and enriched skill sets necessary to design solutions, manage teams and lead enterprises in today’s global networked information technology marketplace.

    Sources

    http://www.ini.cmu.edu/about/index.aspx

    Mrincodi 19:56, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Saint Joseph school Atherton

    Saint Joseph school of Atherton is one of the wealthiest schools in california. For pre-school, it costs more than 10,000 dollars. The courses in 1st through 5th grade include: Engineering, Economics, and Sculpture. Some of the best scholars and scientists come from this school. The 6th grade teaches Philosaphy and Statistics.

    Sources

    shschools.org

    67.125.30.154 20:04, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Carl Hurley

    American southern commedian, from Kentucky Appalachia. Funny clean observations on american life.

    This is a stub.

    Sources

    http://www.carlhurley.com/

    67.133.239.162 20:10, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Megastorm

    Megastorm is an important character in the Japanese exclusive spin off from Beast Wars, Beast Wars II. Megastorm is the younger brother of the predacon Emperor Of Destruction, Galvatron. Whenever his brother is around, Megastorm plays a more goofy sidekick role, often being beaten, or told off for shooting his mouth off. However, Galvatron is frequently drops into stasis and at these moments the real Megastorm shines through. He then becomes extremly controlling, and according to Starscream is a much colder individual. Megastorm is one of the strongest warriors on either side, his cannon, while slow, possesses an extremly powerful burst. However he is hampered by it's speed, and his brother's returns to active duty. While his alt mode is a tank, Megastorm is only slightly taller then the average predacon, at eight or nine feet. Halfway through the series, Megastorm is reformatted into the size shifting cyber beast, Gigastorm

    Megastorm was based off Generation Two Megatron, and unlike many of the BWII characters underwent no repaint or remould

    Sources

    www.bwtf.com www.bigbot.com 87.232.35.90 21:12, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    The ultimate answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything


    Guffy

    Northern lad Guffy (real name Lee McGuffie) arrived to some aplomb in the London DJ circuit in mid 2003 after carving out his weekends playing at Good Greef with other residents Eddie Halliwell and Adam Sheridan as well as starting up a now well established clubbing website 4clubbers with three other friends. Having being courted for a while by London's biggest Hard Dance night at the time Frantic, he was announced as their first new resident in three years with the last one prior to that being Andy Farley who to some, was and still is the godfather of hard house.

    Within a few months he was signed to what was one of the biggest DJ's agencies at the time Nukleuz. Housed with A-list DJ's such as BK, Andy Farley, Ed Real and Nick Sentience Guffy went on to feature on the front cover of clubbings biggest magazine Mixmag at the start of 2004 alng with Nic Fanculli and Radio 1's Eddie Halliwell and Fergie in a feature called 'Clublands Most Wanted' in 2004. Home country gigs at national events such as Glastonbury, Creamfields and Escape Into The Park were soon followed by international dates across Europe including Ibiza. His own productions also kicked off in 2004 with releases on labels such as Tidy, Nukleuz and Maelstrom. 2004 also saw Guffy join Mixmag as editor of the Hard Dance section which he continues to edit today.

    Sources

    Mixmag - Jan 2004 'Clublands Most Wanted'

    • Official site
    • Discogs.com artist profile
    • 4clubbers
    • Guffy on Hardfaster

    81.178.112.155 21:53, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

    Machizo Multimedia Communication

    Machizo < http://www.machizo.com >is a Dhaka based social entrepreneurial multimedia communication organization. The mission of Machizo is to provide professional media services and introducing latest media technology for social development. It actives to promote ethical uses of multimedia, majority access to knowledge and information, online activism as well as human rights and human potential development beyond the racial, geographical and gender boarders.Japanese word “MACHIZO” comes from “Machi Ukegazou” which stands for “waiting for change”.

    It is famous for promoting human rights and development in online. Including Drishtipat < http://www.drishtipat.org >, BRAC < http://www.advocacyinitiatives.org >, SEHD < http://www.sehd.org > it has designed more than 40 websites. The organisation is commited to use online media and action media for human rights and development.

    Currently working to launch Bangladesh first online educational and development TV, and organising "Grassroots Educational Video Festival for Youth and Children" < http://www.machizo.com/festival>

    However, it provides ICT as well as multimedia and communication services both in Bangla, English and Japanese languages by designing website, multimedia CDROM presentation, logo creation, digital publications including development research, copy writing, online promotion and media consultancy. Along with professional services Machizo does advocacy for “majority access to information and technology ”. However it engages to produce media kits on development, leadership and human rights issues by focusing MDGs, democratic participation, and culture of peace. Machizo facilitates action-oriented research, model project, local content development and knowledge management. It is linked with worldwide professional network and platforms.

    It has launched first South Asian multimedia and development webzine ` UnnayanNews ` and UnnayanNet - Bangladesh ICT and Development Network with the vision to contribute for establishment of the peaceful information society . It is famous in Japanese community for its “ Bangladesh De Matsu ” and “ Total Beauty ” initiative. Machizo contributes to organize “Educational Video Festival for Grassroots Youth and Children” every year. Ongoing project of Machizo is to give ICT and innovative web design supports to grassroots NGOs and development organizations.

    Redrama

    'Redrama, born in Helsinki is probably the best known Finnish rapper that there is right now. Redrama [real name, Lasse Mellberg] hitted up to the game when he dropped his first album Everyday Soundtrack [2003] with the big hit called Hang It Up. He did gigs in all over the Europe, and was warming up one of the rap's biggest legends, Gangstarr. Redrama also warmed up 50 Cent when he was on tour in Europe.

    In 2005, RED dropped his second album called Street Music, with a single named same as the album. The album was a bit different than the first one because on Street Music, there was used a lot of real instruments like guitar and drums [Red played most of the guitars himself]. Now, his career's been good, and his working on his third album to come. Redrama is somebody who you should you know if you're looking for hiphop music from Europe.

    Redrama's official website: http://www.redrama.com

    Sheema Kalbasi

    Iranian born Sheema Kalbasi is a human right activist, a poet, and translator. She is the director of Dialogue of Nations through Poetry in Translation, director of Poetry of Iranian Women Project, the poetry editor of Muse Apprentice Guild and the associate director of the Other Voices International Project. An edited version of the Other Voices collection by her co-director and her is due for release by Paula Brown publisher.Furthermore she has created the horizontal and vertical style in poetry and is the first Iranian poet to have co-authored in English. Her works have been published and translated or are forthcoming in various anthologies, literary journals and on line magazines. She has worked for the United Nations and the Center for non Afghan Refugees in Pakistan, and in Denmark.

    Sources

    http://www.artistswithoutfrontiers.com/skalbasi/index.html


    Decent Working Conditions and Fair Competition Act

    The "Decent Working Conditions and Fair Competition Act" was introduced into the United States Senate on June 8, 2006 as Senate Bil 3485 by Senator Byron Dorgan(D-ND) [7] and was introduced in the House of Representatives on June 16, 2006 as HR 5635 by Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)[8].

    The bill was written as a collaboration of different groups, including the United Steelworkers of America, the National Labor Committee and Senator Dorgan, partially in response to a Harris Poll showing that 75% of Americans agreed with the following statement: "I want my Member of Congress to support legislation to protect human rights in the global economy by prohibiting the import or sale of sweatshop goods in the U.S. which were made under conditions violating internationally recognized worker rights standards."[9]

    As of September, the bill had garnered four Senate co-sponsors and 33 co-sponsors in the House.[10]. It has also recently been endorsed by the AFL-CIO[11]

    The bill aims to ban the sale of any goods deemed to be made in contravention of either core ILO standards, including the right to organize and freedom of association, or of local labor laws. The bill's backers have stated that the law was written specifically to ensure its compliance with World Trade Organization rules on non-discrimination, as the bill would also ban the sale of any goods made in America under substandard conditions. Furthermore, endorsers claim that the bill will treat all goods equally and hold all countries, including the United States, accountable for the conditions under which goods are made.[12]

    The contents of the bill can be found at the Library of Congress, or on their website. [13]


      Sources

      1. Representative Sherrod Brown (D-OH) website endorsing the legislation can be found here: http://www.sherrodbrown.com/tag/content/C66/

      2. Senator Byron Dorgan's (D-ND) endorsement can be found here: http://dorgan.senate.gov/newsroom/record.cfm?id=256778

      3. The AFL-CIO's endorsement can be found here: http://www.aflcio.org/aboutus/thisistheaflcio/ecouncil/ec08082006b.cfm

      4. The United Steelworkers of America's endorsement can be found here: http://www.usw.org/usw/program/content/3103.html

      5. The text of the bill can be found at the Library of Congress, here: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:S.3485.IS:

      71.249.252.154 22:27, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

      Pinkoi's mom


      Mobile Defense

      Mobile Defense is a term used to describe a military manouver of repulsing an attack by the use of well planned attacks by the defender which can out manouver the attacker.

      The first modern example of mobile defense was during WWII during the third battle of Kharkov. German Commander von Manstein used the II SS Panzer Korps to launch an attack to the rear of the Russian spearhead force encircling it. This success lead to the stabilization of the German Army Group South. Manstein became a proponent of the use of a strategy of Mobile Defense on the Eastern Front as a whole. Manstein came to the conclution that Germany could not defeat Russia in a traditional Static Defensive system used in WWI and that the only chance to achieve a Draw was to wear down the Russian army in costly mobile battles.

      Manstein formulated a plan for the summer of 1943 where he argued all mechanized forces should be deployed south of Kharkov and await the Russian summer offensive which was believed to be aimed at capturing the Donetz Basin. The mechanized force would launch an offensive south to the sea of Azov once the Basin had been captured by the Russians. Hitler ultimately rejected this and went with a more conventional, double envelopment attack on Kursk.

      The concept was further used in Korea when the Chinese volunteer force was halted through the use of mobile defense leading to a stablilized situation that led to the cease fire.

      Sources

      http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/390/ch10.htm Lost Victories Erich von Manstein 1982 zenith press

      207.188.66.70 22:41, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

      Kenrick Theus

      Belizean born Chef, Restaurant and Hotel Manager, Environmentalist and Hotel Auditor. Born June 27, 1970. Single. Board Director of the Belize Hotel Association 2005 to 2006, Placencia Rotary Club Secretary, Special Constable with the Belize Police Department, Certified Hotel Auditor, Hotelier, Belize Tourism industry Placencia Branch Board Member, Community Activist, Environmentalist

      Sources

      Local Resort Manager Goes Abroad

      February, 2006

      Mr. Kenrick Theus, General Manager of The Placencia Hotel and Residences, left Placencia Village on January 22, 2006 for seven days of intense training in Guatemala City.

      His training was sponsored by the well known group, Rainforest Alliance, based in New York City, and Programme for Belize. His training will center on the areas of nature conservancy, best practices in the Hospitality Industry and the implementation of cost cutting measures in Hotels of varying sizes. Mr. Theus heads the “Green Team” at the Placencia Hotel, a tight knit group of Junior Managers and Supervisors at the Hotel.

      Some or the “Green Team” goals are to achieve reduced operational cost through innovative techniques and management styles, better control over natural resources and utilities at all levels and overall best practices in all aspects of the Hotel’s day to day operations.

      The purpose of this training and its main goal will be to increase competitiveness and market access of sustainable tourism. Participation in this internationally accredited certification system will leave Mr. Theus with the distinction of being a Trained Hotel Auditor in Belize for Best Practices.

      Mr. Theus would then be able to partnership with groups such as the Belize Hotel Association, Programme for Belize, Belize Tourism Industry Association and others to inspect hotels all over Belize whose management might wish to participate in the on-going Environmental Walk Through Programme (E.W.T.)

      The Environmental Walk Through Programme allows for qualified Auditors to visit various Hotels and to make recommendations regarding conservation, best practices, sustainable tourism and overall improvements

      http://www.placenciabreeze.com/New_Breeze/2006_Archives/February_06/feb06_local_news.htm

      Placencia - from sleepy fishing village to tourism mecca


      Friday, 02 December 2005

      By Ann-Marie Williams - News Editor

      What started out as a sleepy fishing village in the 1890s has literally transformed itself into a bustling tourist hide-away, part of Belize’s best kept secret.

      What started out as a sleepy fishing village in the 1890s has literally transformed itself into a bustling tourist hide-away, part of Belize’s best kept secret.

      The 23-mile long Placencia Peninsula known for its virgin mangroves and natural sandy beach stretch is located on the Caribbean Coast of Southern Belize in the Stann-Creek District.

      While chunks of the peninsula remain undeveloped, the destination is literally on a construction journey.

      New resorts dot the skyline frequently while additions improve the hotel and restaurant stock of southern Belize.

      One new improvement of only two years in the area, is the Placencia Hotel, formerly Zeboz Caribbean Resort.

      The spectacular destination, rated as the best in the country by Floyd Enriquez, Registrar of Hotels at the Belize Tourist Board, sits on a 9.5 acre plot of land.

      The impressive structure consists of 44 rooms total, 20 seafronts and seaviews over looking a well manicured lawn.

      General Manager, Kenrick Theus, says at present the 3-bedroom apartments are each sold at about U.S.$470,000 however rooms are always available as the hotel manages the property. An excellent time-sharing venture which in the end makes both owner and management happy.

      The 80 staff members which include 12 ground keepers ensure the needs of each and every guest is taken care of.

      The Placencia Hotel boasts a 280,000 gallon swimming pool, the largest in the country along with a 10,000 bottle wine cellar. Two attractions Enriquez was the first to admit add to the uniqueness of the property.

      A lovely blue and white wedding chapel awaits for tourists and or locals who wish to tie the knot in an enchanting tropical setting. Three couples have since said their I dos’.

      A thatched-roof pier bar where one can wild away the hours stretches into the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea.

      The ambience, view, food and the hospitality bring the guests back all the time; at a place where Belizeans can get up to 30% discount on their stay.

      According to Theus, phase 2 & 3 of the hotel will see the completion of six apartments with 12 rooms in March of the new year. The new year will also usher in a huge construction boom as the Placencia Hotel has bought over 100 acres of land across the road. To date it has cleared 49 acres and construction is underway. While on a walking tour of the property both Andrew Torrey, Marketing Executive and Theus sold Reporter the idea of the Placencia Hotel and Residences of the future.

      “We will construct what we call documiniums, houses with boat docks where you can drive your boat right up to your private homes. We will put in a marina with a gas station, a casino, several boutiques, a conference room, a massage parlour, real estate office, beauty salon, gym and service provisioning facilities will also be offered,” both men enthusiastically pointed out.

      The changing faces of Placencia Former Tourism Minister, Henry Young who also has strong roots on the peninsula told Reporter Editor, Ann-Marie Williams, the village was founded by one of two English brothers (the Garbutts’) around the turn of the 19th century. He recalled the man also owned Punta Negra Village and Monkey River which was a little southern town back then, it has since lost its grandeur and is today a village. The two brothers owned most of the land at Point Placencia. “The Eiley’s came and in the 1920s. My grandfather, Henry Young I also came. The Leslies’ came in out of Dangriga Town along with the Formans’ and the Vernons’,” Young recalled. A village which was once known as a place where family married and mated with each other has broadened its gene pool to embrace what is today known as a rich amalgam of people who came. The Garifuna from neighbouring Honduras, the East Indians, Kriols and those with Scottish blood, from the original Garbutt brothers to the native Americans now naturalised Belizeans make for a wonderful blend of cultures. Placencia-a place that is bizarre as it is beautiful.

      http://www.reporter.bz/index.html?option=content&task=view&id=820&Itemid=2

      Articles on San Pedro and Belize Calgarians land in middle of Temptation Island by: Calgary Herald


      Travel Calgary Herald Front Page, Feb. 23, 2001 Calgarians land in middle of Temptation Island Reality TV show becomes a real-life affair for the Scott family of Calgary

      The Sundiver Beach Resort, operated by Calgary's Scott family, was home to the crew from Temptation Island.

      When Jay Scott and his family said good-bye to city life in Calgary and hello to the beaches of Belize, they were seeking serenity.

      What hit them was a storm of activity -- actually two.

      There was Hurricane Keith -- the first hurricane to hit Belize in 30 years.

      But the other was perhaps even more unexpected -- the crew for the reality television show Temptation Island blew into town.

      Now even if you haven't actually watched a complete episode of Temptation Island, you've probably tuned in for a surreptitious peek just to see what all the hype is about.

      It's the latest trend in titillating television: Fox Network's reality TV show that sets up four purportedly committed couples for "the big fall."

      The show, currently airing across North America, gets its name from its contrived efforts to tempt said couples -- coincidently all young, slim and attractive -- into compromising situations with 26 equally buff and beautiful singles.

      Fantasy? For most of us perhaps, but not for the Scott family of Calgary.

      It all started when Jay Scott, a long-time fixture in the Calgary oilpatch, his wife Kathryn, daughters Arianna and Tazmara, and son-in-law Ross Gowans, decided it was time for a change in lifestyle.

      Despite the fact that none of them had any experience in the hospitality industry, the family purchased an upscale Caribbean resort on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize.

      After only a month to learn the business, the Sundiver Beach Resort was hit by these two events, giving the family an unexpected crash course in the ups and downs of life in paradise.

      The family's property was selected by the company producing Temptation Island to house 42 of the 120 production crew for the month of September 2000. The Sundiver was the perfect choice for several reasons. It's located halfway between the resort where the male halves of the couples were housed and the hotel where the women stayed. With 12 rooms and suites as well as five villas and a house, the Sundiver not only had the space, but the staff and amenities to accommodate the show's art department, camera crews and senior production executives.

      With Jay commuting between England and Russia in his job with an overseas Canadian petroleum company and Arianna attending university in Kelowna, the responsibilities of hosting the group fell to Kathryn, Tazmara and Ross.

      So did the Sundiver gang manage to catch any dirt on the show?

      "The crew would share the daily news on who'd been voted off the island and told stories of the pranks they played on one another," Tazmara said, "but no matter how hard we tried, they wouldn't give us the juicy details we wanted." Word was the crews were forbidden to speak to the cast, even when spoken to, and were similarly disallowed from divulging anything that might give away the show's outcome.

      Tazmara was, however, able to view the filming of the bonfire scenes, and remarked that both the males and the females seemed genuinely worried about the future of their relationships. She also met two of the designated "tempters," or single cast members.

      "They told me they did it for the free vacation," said Tazmara, "but I think all of the cast discovered it's not much fun having a camera in your face 24/7."

      As for the final word on what relationships endured and what couples split, Tazmara said, "The last night of shooting was closed to everyone so your guess is as good as mine."

      Everyone with the show worked hard, but Kathryn pointed out there was a bit of down time for the crew.

      "The odd day when they wrapped up early, they'd kick back and enjoy themselves," she said. "They're a very talented group and a couple of nights they held impromptu concerts in our dining room. One evening we found them doing some wild dance steps."

      On another occasion it was the chef's day off, so a cameraman volunteered to cook, treating his colleagues and the Sundiver staff to a fabulous seafood jambalaya.

      Meanwhile, Tazmara, whose official title is marketing reservations manager, gained some insights in how to take an already picture-perfect tropical paradise and redesign it for TV.

      "I spent a couple of days shuttling the art department through the shops of San Pedro to purchase bamboo furniture and hundreds of potted plants," she said. "Then the photography and lighting directors put in countless hours making the locations look like Close Encounters of the Third Kind. We were amazed with the amount of work that went into preparing sets."

      The crew's jobs were made even more difficult by the fact the only modes of transportation on the north part of the island are boats or golf carts -- no cars are permitted.

      The days were long for the show's crew, but they were even longer for Sundiver personnel. Kathryn, ostensibly the managing director, took on the additional roles of handy person, accountant, breakfast cook and waitress.

      "By 5 a.m. I was cooking eggs and trying to make the perfect cup of coffee for 42," she said. "Since I'm no cook, it was fortunate they wanted hot and filling, not gourmet. It took me several mornings to get the coffee strong enough to get two thumbs up."

      That's not to say the guests went without fine food. Sundiver's chef, Kenrick Theus, has established the resort's reputation for some of the best fare on the island. By the second week of filming, word of his lobster quesadillas had spread to crews staying at other locations.

      Ross, who served as food and beverage manager, boat pilot, bartender and grocery shopper, was often up until 3 a.m. ensuring everyone was fed.

      On Sept. 28, after the cast left the island, the Sundiver group attended the crew's wrap-up party, which ultimately moved to the resort. The following morning, Kathryn showed up to cook one last batch of eggs. Tazmara and Ross ferried boatloads of guests to town to catch flights, but they encountered high winds and bad seas. A storm was brewing, but our intrepid Calgarians were assured it wouldn't affect their area.

      Later that day, when all planes were grounded and residents were advised to stay put, it was clear the tropical storm had turned ugly. Out of one tempest and into another, Sundiver braced for Hurricane Keith.

      "We still had 33 of the Temptation Island crew with us, and along with our staff and guests arriving from other badly damaged resorts, we scrambled to accommodate 45 to 50 people," Kathryn said. "The crew, not being the sort to sit around and watch, pitched in to pull the boats out of the water and board the windows."

      "Hurricane Keith hit us straight on and didn't back down for three days," Tazmara said. With winds up to 241 km/h, power was cut off and water poured into the buildings. "Fortunately we had a generator, but only seven gallons of diesel which translates roughly to seven hours of power.

      "Oddly enough, while most of the phones on the island went out, we had one phone line that had never worked before the hurricane, but started to work during the storm."

      Kenrick worked tirelessly to feed the unexpected guests three meals a day, while Ross kept a constant vigil over the generator to keep the refrigerators and freezers cold and the phone working. "On Oct. 3 we awoke to one of the most beautiful sunrises I've ever seen," Tazmara said. "Then the cleanup began." The following day, the last of the Temptation Island crew left with tears and promises to return -- but not on the job and not during hurricane season.

      After two months, the Sundiver Beach Resort was fully refurbished. It was finally time to get down to what the family hoped to do all along -- run an idyllic, destination resort.

      Kathryn sums up the experience with good humour: "Where do we go from here? We move into 2001, confident that we can handle anything this business can throw at us."

      If You Go The Sundiver Beach Resort -- located 7.5 kilometres north of the town of San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize -- is located on the beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the world's second-largest barrier reef. For further information call 1-877-297-8904 (North American toll-free) or go to www.sundiverbeachresort.com.

      http://www.ambergriscaye.com/pages/town/article3.html

      What is the BHA? The Belize Hotel Association (BHA) is a non-profit, non-government organization whose regular membership is comprised primarily of hoteliers with a category of allied members who actively service the hospitality industry. BHA is an active participant in major decision-making bodies affecting the growth development and maintenance of the tourism industry. This includes holding a seat on the Board of Directors of the Belize Tourism & Industry Association, the country's largest tourism private sector organization and the Belize National Tourism Council, the joint public/private sector agency which coordinates tourism development in Belize.

      Mission Statement The Belize Hotel Association will encourage and support the sustainable growth of member hotels through lobbying efforts, national and international linkages, marketing initiatives and training opportunities.

      Board of Directors Mariam Roberson - President Mike Heusner - Vice President Einer Gomez - Vice President Liz Cechini - Treasurer Alissa Flota - Secretary Kenrick Theus - Director Alejandro Ortiz - Director Peter Tonti - Director Maria Otero - Immediate Past President


      http://www.belizehotels.org/about/about.html


      67.142.130.32 23:04, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

      Madcap Puppet Theatre

      Madcap is the nations largest touring puppet theatre, founded in 1981 by the late Jerry Handorf. Madcap is a non-profit entity based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. The theatre combines the usage of giant puppets and professional actors to tell world famous tales and original stories. The theatre tours throughout the Unites States and has also been seen in Germany, Australia, the Ukraine and Switzerland.

      Sources

      www.madcappuppets.com

      172.190.11.170 23:20, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

      Future Politicians of America

      The Future Politicians of America (FPA) is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization centered around encouraged high school to college age students to get involved in government and politics.

      only soviet union can be true polititions



      Dan Hausle

      Dan Hausle is a news reporter for channel 7 news in Boston. He recieved a B.A. degree in broadcast journalism from Buffallo State college in New York State. He grew up in Buffallo New York until eventually moving to Newton Massachusetts, previously marrying,Laura. He has two sons, Zack, an Max.

      Prior to joining 7 NEWS, Hausle worked at Detroit's WDIV-TV (NBC) as both a reporter and bureau chief. Before that, Hausle worked at 7 NBC's (WHDH) sister station, WSVN-TV in Miami, Florida. At WSVN Hausle was a news reporter and a reporter for the program "Inside Report".

      Dan has covered famous stories, such as Columbine, The 200 election, the Crash of Princess Diana, and many murders in Boston. He is personal friend's with Fidel Castro. .

      He currently lives in Newton Highlands, MA.


      Sources

      http://www3.whdh.com/newsteam/?id=10

      65.78.15.90 23:38, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

      NelsonGage

      Jules Supervielle

      Supervielle, Jules (zhül süpervyel'), 1884–1960, French author, b. Uruguay. His life was divided between Montevideo, where he was born, and Paris, where he was educated. The freshness and originality of his works are often attributed to his South American background. His stories treat grand subjects with everyday simplicity, making much use of fantasy, allegory, and myth. Among his works are the novels L'Homme de la pampa (1923) and Le Survivant (1928); volumes of short stories including L'Enfant de la haute mer (1931) and Le Petit Bos (1942); plays such as Bolivar (1936); and volumes of poetry including Poèmes de la France malheureuse (1941).

      One year before his death he was voted "Prince des poétes", meaning Prince of poets by a large number of French fellow poets in an event organized by the literary supplement of the well known French newspaper, Le Figaro.


      Sources

      200.126.240.128 01:29, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Jules Supervielle

      Supervielle, Jules (zhül süpervyel'), 1884–1960, French author, b. Uruguay. His life was divided between Montevideo, where he was born, and Paris, where he was educated. The freshness and originality of his works are often attributed to his South American background. His stories treat grand subjects with everyday simplicity, making much use of fantasy, allegory, and myth. Among his works are the novels L'Hom

      Edward A. Fine (The Amazing Edwardo) Magician, cartoon voices, puppetts Edwardo has been performing a variety magic show for more than 20 years. He has performed at some of the biggest venues in Canada including the Governor General of Canada Garden Party and for many years on Canada Day in the capital of Canada in Ottawa.


      Sources

      http://www.geocities.com/clown976/MAIN1.html this is one of the websites that I found about him.


      74.108.3.171 01:41, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Zujulin

      Arthur Papadimitriou

      Arthur Papadimitriou received the highest French award, Chevalier De Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, on the 20th April of 2006 by Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, Minister of Culture and Communication, for his contribution to French and Australian culture.

      In 1994 Arthur Papadimitriou took his first professional job as a primary school teacher at Papunya, in remote NT. Arthur’s interest in indigenous art was stirred as he befriended some of the artists in the town, and as he learned more about the symbols, stories and meanings of the paintings, he began collecting artworks. These days, Arthur’s collection of Aboriginal art from the Central and Western desert regions is large, and his desire to share it has culminated in this exhibition, as well as a number of donations.

      Arthur’s passion for Aboriginal art is matched by his generosity: he has donated seven works to Benalla Art Gallery over the past few years. These magnificent paintings form the core of Benalla’s burgeoning collection of indigenous art, much of which is also on display as part of ‘Connecting Collections’.

      Benalla Art Gallery has acquired a number of major works by indigenous artists through donation and purchase. Through their fundraising efforts, the Friends of the Benalla Art Gallery have contributed four works by Aboriginal artists, including a magnificent Wandjina figure on bark and significant paintings by Emily Kngwarreye and Gloria Petyarre. Further donations have been made by private individuals, whose contributions cover a wide variety of Aboriginal art, and hence extend the capacity of Benalla Art Gallery to tell the story of Australia’s visual culture.

      Also represented in the exhibition ‘Connecting Collections’ is the artwork donated by Arthur Papadimitriou to the Musée du Quai Branly, France’s new museum and study centre devoted to indigenous cultures of the world, scheduled to open its doors for the first time later this year. This is the first and last time the work will be publicly displayed in Australia before it is sent overseas, to become a significant component in the Musée’s display on Australian Aboriginal culture. The Cultural Counsellor from the Embassy of France in Australia, Monsieur Jean Poncet, will officially open this celebration of cultural connections.

      On the 22nd June 2006, The Musee du Quai was officially open by Jacques Chirac and attending by figures such as Kofi Annan. Arthur Papadimitriou was an invited guest at the opening ceremonies, along with a delegation from the Benalla Art Gallery, with which Arthur Papadimitriou is a life member.

      The Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Victorian College of the Arts has an annual award titled “The Papadimitriou Inspirational Award” for students at the college.


      Sources

      Musee du Quai Branly (Paris) Benalla Art Gallery (Australia) Financial Review (Australia) Aboriginal Art Encyclopedia (Australia) Victorian College of Arts (Melbourne University)

      58.107.42.220 02:21, 23 September 2006 (UTC)


      Alexi Sacco


      Osage Community High School

      Osage High School is located in Osage, Ia. It is a public high school consisting of about 500 students. Most known for its wrestling program, the athletics of the school is a large part of community entertainment. Anyways, the school deserves a link, so this is the beginning of one.

      Sources

      www.osage.k12.ia.us

      Kimruehlow 03:57, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Matt Kaeberlein

      Matt Kaeberlein is a professor in the Pathology department at the University of Washington. He has coauthored numerous scientific articles on aging and caloric restriction. Kaeberlein, along with Brian Kennedy, proposed the hypothesis that life span extension by caloric restriction is mediated by the TOR kinase (1).

      Kaeberlein was a graduate student in the laboratory of Lenny Guarente and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Part of his thesis research was the discovery that Sir2 regulates aging (2-3). Ironically, Kaeberlein has since been a vocal skeptic of the model that caloric restriction slows aging by activating Sir2 (4-5).

      After graduate school, but prior to taking his current academic position, Kaeberlein co-founded a biotechnology company called Longenity.

      A biography of Kaeberlein was published on SAGE KEin 2002 (6).

      Sources

      http://www.pathology.washington.edu/faculty/

      1.  Kaeberlein M, Powers RW 3rd, Steffen KK, Westman EA, Hu D, Dang N, Kerr  EO,
      Kirkland KT, Fields S, Kennedy BK. 
      Regulation of yeast replicative life span by TOR and Sch9 in  response to
      nutrients.
      Science. 2005 Nov 18;310(5751):1193-6. 
      PMID: 16293764 
      
      2   Imai S, Armstrong CM, Kaeberlein M, Guarente L. 
      Transcriptional silencing and longevity protein Sir2 is an NAD-dependent
      histone deacetylase.
      Nature.  2000 Feb 17;403(6771):795-800. 
      PMID: 10693811  
      
      3.  Kaeberlein M, McVey M, Guarente L. 
      The SIR2/3/4 complex and SIR2 alone promote  longevity in Saccharomyces
      cerevisiae by two different mechanisms.
      Genes Dev. 1999 Oct 1;13(19):2570-80. 
      PMID: 10521401 
      
      4.  Kaeberlein M, Steffen KK,  Hu D, Dang N, Kerr EO, Tsuchiya M, Fields  S,
      Kennedy BK. 
      Comment on "HST2 mediates  SIR2-independent life-span extension by calorie
      restriction".
      Science. 2006 Jun 2;312(5778):1312; author reply 1312. 
      PMID: 16741098 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
      
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      Sir2-independent life span extension by calorie restriction in  yeast.
      PLoS Biol. 2004 Sep;2(9):E296. Epub 2004 Aug 24. 
      PMID: 15328540 [PubMed -  indexed for MEDLINE]
      
      6. Sci Aging Knowledge  Environ. 2002 Dec 18;2002(50):nf16. 
      Rookie rising.
      Chen I.
      Publication Types:
         Biography
         Historical Article
         News
      Personal Name as Subject:
          Kaeberlein M
      PMID: 14603023
      

      Spawn Rapers

      The Spawn Rapers, or [SR] are a very organized Halo: Combat Evolved clan. Their leader, Lord Tegma, or [SR] Tegma has been leading his loyal members into combat for many years. They have strict guidelines to joining, and once you are enlisted into the Spawn Rapers you must follow a set of rules as well as memorize a list of commands, postitions, and stragities.

      70.176.124.166 04:23, 23 September 2006 (UTC) [SR] Chris 70.176.124.166 04:23, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Sources

      http://www.srtank.blogspot.com 70.176.124.166 04:23, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Harry Welch

      Head football coach at Canyon High School, Canyon Country California. Has won four CIF titles. One year, after some serious yelling, had vocal chord surgery. Welch's finest quote: "He's a rectal orifice."

      Sources

      http://www.scvhistory.com/scvhistory/signal/newsmaker/sg121805-nm.htm http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-spw-hsfbstbonaventure16sep16,1,4072826.story?coll=la-headlines-sports

      Sportsboy79 04:39, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      L3ft w1ng 1Ron Socit33


      Reinhold Heil

      Reinhold Heil: Author of "Perfume: The story of a Murderer" soundtrack. More information in deutsch part of wikipedia.



      Sources

      83.239.130.107 06:09, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Keegan Ryan

      Keegan Ryan is a reknowned sports legend throughout australia, he is highly skilled playing afl for his team and winning his premiership. with origins from japan, afganistan and iraq, he's sporting achievements are not all that he is reknowned for, with his study in alqueida, he is a highly trained terrorist, with thoughts of running for priminister of australia.

      Sources

      http://www.familyhistories.com/a23as/ryan/keegan.html

      60.228.197.61 07:23, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      young guns

      hi friends this is to inform u that v r very much limited to our peresonal ambition lets come together and do sumthing 4 d nation the next year v r going to celebrate 150th anniversary of our 1st war of independence still we are in chains .........lets use our super ambitious dedication and power to break the chains............ its time to do a big . we need miilons of guns at a time to concretize our ambitions we are talking about stong desires as was in HITLER but in a conservative and amended way. we have everytrhing with us except a war plan so friends wait we are going to tell u how v r going to b GLADIATOR IF U AL RECEIVING MY MSG HAVE ATLEAST A GRAM OF BLOOD GIVE UR VALUBLE SUGGESTIONS...... WE ARE GOING TO MAKE HISTORY NEW WITH YOUNG GUNS WHO R WE ALL..............GUNS B READY FOR THE NATION

      join a community in orkut young guns of Ashwani kr. singh

      Jordan parks

      Jordan parks is a left back and plays for watford fc

      He has only made 1 apperance against accrington stanley in the CC

      He is 16 and is highly rated


      Sources

      86.133.234.62 07:55, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Chip "z32fanatic" Ferguson

      Chip"z32fanatic" Ferguson (born April 17, 1985) is an American professional poker player from New Albany, Ohio

      Ferguson has played online poker for 4 years and is one of the most well respected No-Limit Texas Holdem Sit and Go (abbreviated "SNG") players in the world. By utilizing applied statistics and probability functions, he has become one of the most feared players on the online poker site Partypoker.com.

      He is also a contributor to the poker forum 2+2, located at http://www.twoplustwo.com. There, he posts under the pseudonym "z32fanatic," named for his childhood dream car the Nissan 300zx.

      Chip has also coached many beginning poker players, teaching them the keys to success at SNGs.

      While a freshman at Northwestern University, he first learned the game with his roommate, another well respected SNG player. They spent many hours studying the game, first playing NL cash games, followed by Pot Limit Omaha cash games, before switching to SNGs in September of 2005.

      Chip has played under many aliases on Party Poker. Most recently he played under Rosekto. Currently he plays under the name z32fanatic6. Usually he will play $215 and $530 SNG tournaments, up to 12 at a time. In addition to playing a high number of tables simultaneously, he also logs many hours. In June he played over 2200 SNGs.

      Chip has begun to extend his prowess into the live poker field after recently turning 21. This past summer, while residing in Las Vegas, Nevada during the summer, he played the World Series of Poker Main Event as well as several other preliminary events.

      In terms of success, it is estimated that Chip has made more money playing SNGs than anyone on Party Poker during 2006. Also, his largest Multitable Tournament cash occurred in July when he won the Friday Special on PartyPoker.com, besting over 1000 entrants for a prize of $31,750.

      Sources

      24.3.202.88 08:14, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      saarang wafai

      Esplendor Geométrico

      1. redirect Esplendor Geometrico

      Microwave Power meter 18 GHz

      We are a RF & Microwaves company involved in manufacturing High end RF & Microwaves Training systems and customized low cost RF& microwave instruments. We have developed Antenna training systems including 86-860 MHz, 0.005-2 GHz, 2.3-2.7 GHz and 0.01-18 GHz models. We have also developed Satellite communication systems- 2.4 GHz models, Transmission Line Trainer 500 MHz, RF Trainers, Scalar Network analysers, X band spectrum analysers, Microwave benches- calibrated on HP 20 GHz network analyzer, Noise sources, Microwave signal sources till 24 GHz, Doppler radar Trainer, Pulse radar Trainer, 18 GHz Power meter and X band Power meter (Low cost), AM FM signal sources -1 GHz, Stealth Trainer, MIC trainer1-2 GHz model besides a lot of work till 40 GHz. Please visit our website [www.amitec.co.in]. We are helping research fellows and PhD scholars in their works eg, Mrs. Preeti calla, Mr. Raghvan from Delhi College of engg (DCE). We have also worked with DCE students for their UAV( Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) for which they have won best innovative price form U.S. military at Georgia Tech University. Please visit [www.uavindia.com]. We are also working on Nanotechnology and have introduced and supplied Maskless Lithography at IIT-K. Research fellows working on MEMS, MIC, UAV, USV and projects till submm wave etc are welcome. Our prestigious clients include Falcon Mumbai ( we are marketing our products through Falcon) besides IIT-D, IIT-R, ICRS(Dr. O.P.N. Calla) etc. We can help you in your requirements in RF and Microwaves. Kindly give us an opportunity to serve you.

      Sources

      125.23.111.200 10:30, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      My Sweet Revenge


      Tortured_baby_cow


      RDK League=

      RDKLeague is a newly-established organisation founded by a group of gamers in late 2005. The main purpose of the site is Console Gaming competitions both Online (Xbox Live) and LAN (Local-Area-Network Event) for the Xbox Console. The keystone game for these competitions is that of Bungie's Halo 2. The site also hosts an active forum, "Videos Portal" in which users submit video content recorded from their personal games to be ranked up against others (often in competitions) and many other user-interactive features. Originally hosted at BurnZone.Org, the website was moved around Christmas 2005 and re-named as RDKLeague.

      The group recently partnered with lifestyle brand JoystickJunkies, also known as "TruePlayerz", for a spree of European Gaming Events, primarily in the division of "Halo 2" for the Original Xbox Console, which has currently gained a great deal of support from across the continent.

      Sources

      "About" RDKLeague

      TedPerry96 12:09, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Jaan-E-Mann Music Review


      Ballsrus

      Ballsrus is a new brand emerging from all the sports brands in the world. I was the first one to visit it and i have to establish a few things. It is a good brand but nothing really makes it stand out. The staff are generally very helpfull and polite. To conclude i would say that ballsrus is just another highstreet brand.

      Sources

      www.ballsrus.com

      82.35.188.178 14:32, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      610 (disambiguation)

      610 can mean

      • the year 610
      • 610 Office, the alleged anti-Falun Gong branch of the Chinese secret service

      Sources

      87.162.0.250 14:53, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Sheema Kalbasi

      Bold text Sheema Kalbasi (Persian: شیما کلباسى , born November, 1972 in Iran) is an Iranian-Danish-American human right activist, and poet.

      ==

      She is the director of Dialogue of Nations through Poetry in Translation, director of Poetry of Iranian Women Project, co-director of the Other Voices International Project and senior poetry editor of Muse Apprentice Guild. Her works have been published and translated or are forthcoming in various anthologies, literary journals and online magazines. Echoes in Exile a memoir in poetry is her latest work. Furthermore she has created the horizontal and vertical style in poetry and is the first Iranian poet to have co-authored in English. Kalbasi has worked for the United Nations UNHCR and the Center for non Afghan Refugees CRM in Pakistan, and as an active member of United Nations youth department in Denmark.

      She left Iran in her early teens, is married and lives in the U.S.

      BeNuts

      BeNuts are a german ska band from Munich.

      Band information

      Band history

      The group was founded in 1994 and has since been a very popular concert attraction not only locally, but all throughout Germany. A notable feature about the band are their multilingual song lyrics. While most of the songs, as well as all of the album titles, are English, many compositions also feature French, German, Spanish and even Croatian lyrics and titles. This made touring through most of Central Europe possible. BeNuts also claim to be the first German ska band to have played in Russia and Japan. Only two of eight founding members remain in the group until today, namely Daniel Mauss (drums) and Alexander Erdody (bass). Especially the position of singer and frontman experienced a lot of changes through the years. From 2003 to May 2006, this spot was filled by American vocalist Robert Johnson. His successor, who joined the band in September of 2006, is a student in Munich Conservatorium nicknamed El Konno.

      Current lineup

      Vocals: El Konno
      Guitar: Jens Schleifenbaum
      Drums: Daniel Mauss
      Bass: Alexander Erdody
      Organ: Oliver Zenglein
      Trumpet: Jesko Krüger
      Trombone: Michael Huber
      Alto saxophone: Simon Stusak

      Discography

      1996 3 Tone S'Kaa (Artysan Records)

      1998 Captain Rude (Artysan Records)

      2001 Nutty by Nature (Wolverine Records)

      2004 Sex Sells (Wolverine Records)

      2006 A fistful of offbeat [EP] (Rockwerk Records)


      External links

      www.benuts.de Official band homepage, also available in English

      217.140.88.110 15:30, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Fabian Schramm


      IJG

      Redirect to "Independent JPEG Group"

      Sources

      http://www.ijg.org/

      62.57.242.37 15:53, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Roland Kley

      Roland Kley is Professor for Politics and International Relations at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

      Sources

      84.152.205.241 16:35, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Jerzy Maksymiuk

      Jerzy Maksymiuk (born on 9. April 1936 in Grodno, currently Belarus) - one of the most known polish conductors.

      He studied composition under Piotr Perkowskio (he finished in 1962), piano under Jerzy Lefeld (he finished in 1964) and conduction in Bogusław Madey's class (he finished in 1969) in Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Muzyczna (currently Akademia Muzyczna im. Fryderyka Chopina) in Warsaw.

      In years 1970-1972 he was conductor in Teatr Wielki in Warsaw. In 1972 became the head of a group composed of members of Warszawska Opera Kameralna, which since 1973 is known as Polska Orkiestra Kameralna, and earned international fame. In 1984 the orchestra changed it\s name to 'Sinfonia Varsovia - Polska Orkiestra Kameralna'.

      In 1973 Maksymiuk started to work with Wielka Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia. In the year 1977 he signed a contract with EMI. In 1979 he performed with Polską Orkiestrą Kameralną in Carnegie Hall, New York, in 1981 he was with it on a tour in Japan, Australia, New Zeland, US and Germany. In years 1983-93 he leaded BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Glasgow. In 1990 he made his debut in BBC Proms concerts in Royal Albert Hall, London. He also started to work with English National Opera, where he prepared premieres of "Don Giovannio", Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart (in 1991) and "The Revenge of The Bat", Johann Strauss (in 1993). The "The Revenge of The Bat" under his conduct, played by Sinfonia Varsovia, was performed in january 2005 in Teatr Polski in Warsaw together with best polish singers (inter alia Iwona Hossa, Marta Boberska, Adam Kruszewski, Adam Zdunikowski).

      Jerzy Maksymiuk is a promotor of modern music.

      He earned : in 1990 doctor honoris causa Strathclyde University, Glasgow, twice Gramophone Award: in 1993 - for "The Confession of Isobel Gowdie" James' MacMillan (EMI) and in 1995 for II and III Nikolaj's Medtner piano concert (Hyperion). In 1993 he earned the Conductor Laureate BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

      Sources

      http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerzy_Maksymiuk

      81.168.178.65 17:05, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      www.bdbiggapon.com Is The First Ever advertisement based Website of Bangladesh !


      BIAB

      BIAB may stand for:

      • Band in a box



      Sources

      The Usenet newsgroup rec.comp.theory.

      83.250.192.69 17:06, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Passion fm Kildare

      Passion fm Kildare, grew from humble beginings in 2001 from a garden shed in Kidare, Ireland. The studios where small and equipment limited. The main format of the station was just dance, but as the station grew and listenship also grew the management got a feeling to what the 15 - 25 year olds in Kildare wanted to listen too.

      The station was owned and managed by Greg Browne. (see http://DJgregbrowne.bebo.com). Greg is still working in radio, currently he lives in the UK, working for Immedia Broadcasting ltd, (see www.immediabroadcasting.com) as a radio presenter for Irish national station Impulse live.

      Original power was 100 watts - trough 2 - sdh 100 dipoles stacked to make an erp of 220 watts.

      In late 2001 Greg Browne joined forces with an infuencial business man who provided much needed equipment.

      Passion fm could now afford a mountain site, and got a custom made mast erected. On the mast where 4 cte dipoles and one 4 element yagi for FM.

      The 4 CTE dipoles where fed by a 500 watt CTE transmitter (2000 watt ERP), which blasted into Kildare and was recievable as far as Belfast Northen Ireland. The freq was originally 107.7Mhz but later changed to 91.6 to gain better penetration into Dublin city.

      The 4 element Yagi was fed by a 250 watt CTE, and was pointed towards Dublin. This was not strong enough to cover all of the city but it could be heard on 107.7 in some parts.

      Next to the mountain site came the processing, Passion fm purchased the orginal optimod 8000A. (see www.orban.com) This processor was simple but gave a nice warm sound. This couppled with a Berhinger edison stereo enhancer and a 30 band graffic EQ made the sound nice and warm.

      Towards the later stages of Passion fm bought an orban cpmpander (Preprocessor). Which added to the sound quality.

      At this stage it was 2002/3 and Passion fm was bigger than ever. It was a fully automated service playing chart, dance and RnB. The audience was huge and advertisers jumped at the chance to advertise.



      62.8.125.114 17:14, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Władek Zbyszko

      orangutanz


      Cottonwood Heights, Utah


      Postlethwait Middle School

      Postlethwait Middle School is one of two middle schools in the Ceasar Rodney (C R) School District in Delaware. It was established in 1999, named after F. Neil Postlethwait. The current student enrollment (at the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year) is 797.

      Enrollment

      The current enrollment is 797. The school's total capacity is 800. There was 2 referendums to raise money for a new middle school, because both Postlethwait Middle School, and the other CR District middle school, Fifer Middle School, are pushing 800 students. Both, unfourtunatly, failed. The population by gender is 53% male, 47% female. There is a total of 46 teachers. Student's by grade are as folllowed: 6th grade, - 253 students 7th Grade, - 286 students 8th Grade, - 256 students

      Geography

      The School is located in Camden, Delaware. It is in a rual area, surrounded by corn feilds on each side. Across the street is another Caesar Rodney School, Allen Frear Elementry School.

      Sports

      Postlethwait Middle School has many sports, including the following

      Softball, Feild Hockey, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Football (only avalable to 7th and 8th graders), Wrestling, Boys And Girls Track, Boys And Girls Cross Country

      Clubs

      The Clubs that Postlethwait offers are:

      Science Olympiad, Math Leauge, Yearbook , Drama, National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), Technology Student Association (TSA), Business Professionals of America (BPA), Student Council , Newspaper


      Sources

      71.200.27.231 19:14, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      JOEY TC/TPA - THE PUBLIC ANIMALS

      THE PUBLIC ANIMALS (TPA), founded in 1977 by VADE, DEMO and JOEY TC, became the largest, longest-lasting spray-paint crew in graffiti history.

      JOEY TPA is the last remaining founder. His graffiti career began in NYC at the age of 10 years and grew to the more serious level of "train-hitting" in 1976, the year of the U.S. bicentennial. He quickly started following in the footsteps of the first generation writers and became very instrumental in recruiting other writers from the Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens regions of NYC. In 1980-1981, he hung his cans up in retirement to pursue his fortunes elsewhere.

      Today, in the twenty-first century, JOEY TPA has re-emerged into the graffiti scene on a different level. Rather than being a practicioner, he has assembled portions of his old crew for large-scale productions on a legal basis. Events include The Meeting of Styles, and Write for Gold. It would appear that his motivation is similar to the same motivations he had in his youthful career as a fledgling writer; to bring people together, regardless of the usual divisive lines among the general public. He truly seems to be more interested in using the "language of style" (his words, not mine) to help unify urban youth on a global basis with the aid of the internet and other modern ways of communication.

      As the corporate CEO and Founder of TPA Productions LLC, it would appear that the young graffiti writer of yesterday has succeeded in fulfilling his goal today, roughly thirty years later. JOEY TPA has assembled notable writers from Australia, New Zealand, Germany, other various countries as well as his homeland, the U.S. in an effort to expand the original message of TPA: "One World, One Love".

      TPA has seemingly re-emerged as an upcoming powerhouse in the graffiti/commercial/fashion world under the leadership of this original writer who helped found the original (TPA) band of graffiti-writing kids in NYC. TPA has gone from urban NYC to ALL-WORLD status under him.


      Sources

      http://www.at149st.com/joeytpa.html

      http://www.subwayoutlaws.com/Interviews/JOEY%20TPA.htm

      24.12.177.210 19:16, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Massacre at Ayyadieh

      The massacre of Aayaideh occured on the 20th August 1191. It was perpetrated by Richard Cour de Lion, better known as Richard the Lion Heart, during the crusades to recover the holy land from the saracens under the command of Saladin. It is best understood in the context of Richards attempt to take the city of Acre. The struggle for the city was unusually vicious even by Crusade standards, where little mercy was shown or asked for by soldiers on either side, and massacres were common place, particularly against the citizens of a captured city.

      On the fall of the Acre, Richard attempted to negotiate with Saladin offering a large number of captured prisoners in exchange for the True Cross (reputedly the actual cross upon which Jesus Christ had been crucified), together with a large ransom and a number of christian captives taken by Saladins men in earlier clashes with the crusaders.

      Saladin stalled for time in the hope that an approaching Muslim army would allow him to retake control of the city. When Saladin refused a request from Richard to provide a list of names of important christians held by the Saracens, Ricard Cour de Lion took this as the delaying tactic that it probably was, and insisted that the ransom payment and prisoner exchange should occur within one month. When the deadline was not met Richard became infuriated and decided on a savage punishment of Saladin for his perceived intransigence. Richard personally oversaw and planned the massacre which took place on a small hill called Ayyadieh, a few miles from Acre. The killings were carried out in full view of the muslim army and Saladins own field headquarters. Over 3000 men, women and children, were beaten to death, axed or killed with swords and lances.

      A Muslim force so enraged by this act attempted to charge the crusader lines but was repeatedly beaten back, allowing Richard and his army to retire in good order.

      Aftermath

      Any hope of regaining the True Cross dissapeared after Ayyadieh, it was rumoured that Saladin sent it to Damascus. By his orders the Christian prisoners were executed in Damascus.

      Aayadieh is perhaps the strongest refutation of Richard as a courteous and chivalrous warrior king. On this occasion his almost "theatrical" staging of the massacre showed that he was capable of using terror tactics in an attempt to terrify his opponents into submission. This form of warfare was used by both sides and the Muslims were no exception once a besieged city had fallen to them.


      Sources

      Payne, R "The Crusades: A History", Robert Hale Pubishing Company, Chapter "Richard and Saladin" p 238-39, 1984

      172.207.118.169 19:49, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Patrique

      Patrique is an American author, socialite, pop singer and fashion designer.

      Patrique first came in to the public eye in late 2005/early 2006 as a socialite when his antics with British socialite Shane Tyas became a fixture in internet gossip blogs. On December 23, 2005 Girlstalkinsmack.com reported that Patrique and Tyas would be starring in a Fox spinoff of the E! program "The Simple Life" starring Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. Then, on January 21, 2006 FadedYouth reported that Patrique would be suing Shane Tyas for $3 million. Patrique reportedly filed the lawsuit with Paris Hilton, and gossip blogger Perez Hilton.

      In 2006, Patrique released his first book "Beverly Hills 60643" with print on demand company Lulu. The book chronicled the lives of four teenagers in the wealthy Chicago community of Beverly. The book recieved a fair amount of public attention, the book has yet to recieve any commercial success, lurking at the bottom of the Lulu.com sales chart.

      Also in 2006 Patrique released his own clothing line called "Strength: By Patrique" the line featured highly priced clothes for all ages.

      Patrique is in the process of recording an album, which will be a mixture of Pop and R&B. On August 31, 2006 Patrique's song "All About Me" was leaked to the internet, the self affirming song is about Patrique and his material possesions.

      Sources

      http://www.lulu.com/content/276324 - "Beverly Hills 60643" page

      http://www.patriquefashion.tk - "Strength By Patrique" website

      http://www.girlstalkinsmack.com/index.html?subaction=showfull&id=1133663790&archive=&ucat=2 - Girlstalkinsmack article

      http://fadedyouth.blogspot.com/2006/01/exclusive-boy-who-could-dish-it-but.html - FadedYouth Article

      http://www.magazine.the-pod-store.com - Featured in "Authors on the Spot" section of magazine.

      Paradise City

      Infamous but short lived 8 story 100 plus unit apartment building abandoned but squated in west philadelphia. Established during the summer of 2004 by Purple, Nick, and Brad it went through many changes. It housed anywere from two to fiftey people at any given point in time depending on the time of year. It was evicted perminatley in august 2006.

      Sources

      It was mentioned by someone else on the squatting page, but i deleted it. i then decided it was perminatley evicted and it would be ok to document it. Being that it was never a legal squat i thought it would draw negitive attention.


      64.30.14.50 20:03, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Venom Games

      Venom Games are a video game developer based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. They were set up as an independent in early 2003 from a pool of key members of staff from Rage Software's Newcastle studio following the parent company's collapse.

      Whilst at Rage they created a videogame based on the Oscar-winning "Rocky" movies for Xbox, PS2 and Gamecube (the latter being a conversion handled by Steel Monkeys), the success of which led to their first contract as an independent developer- the production of "Rocky: Legends", a sequel, for Ubisoft who had distibuted the first Rocky game in the US.

      In September 2004 they became part of the Take-Two Interactive group of companies, under their newly-formed 2K Games label, expanding staff numbers greatly in June 2005 with their relocation into new studio premises in Gateshead.

      Their second published title as "Venom Games" is the conversion of "Prey" to the Xbox 360 which held the Number 1 spot in the UK 360 charts for over a month from July/August 2006.

      They are currently working on a mix of original next-generation (Xbox 360 and Playstation 3) exclusive games and work bringing games to other platforms, as they did with "Prey"


      Sources

      http://www.mobygames.com/company/venom-games

      http://uk.games.ign.com/objects/674/674491.html

      http://www.venomgames.co.uk

      Wiki entries for 2K Games and Take-Two Interactive


      Venompeter 21:19, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Headline text

      Angel Rock

      Angel Rock is a 2002 crime novel written by Darren Williams. The book is mostly set against the backdrop of the Australian bush during the late 1960s, and tells the story of what happens after the small rural community of the title is struck by two tragedies in quick succession.

      Plot

      Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow

      In the Summer of 1969, 13-year-old Tom Ferry and his younger half brother, Flynn Gunn, go missing in the bush after getting lost on their way home. Several days later, Tom returns to Angel Rock alone, with no recollection of the intervening time or what has happened to Flynn. Shortly afterwards, police in Sydney discover the body of a teenage girl in a derelict house, who turns out to be Darcy Steele, the daughter of a local farmer.

      When Gibson, the detective assigned to Darcy's case, sees that she has committed suicide, the discovery triggers painful memories from his childhood when his sister died in similar circumstances. He has always struggled to understand the reasons behind her actions, and sets about trying to piece together the events surrounding Darcy's death in the hope that it might help him to come to terms with his own loss. He travels to Angel Rock, where his investigations soon lead him to believe that Darcy's suicide and Flynn's disappearance might be connected in some way.

      Eventually, both Gibson and Tom are forced to confront their demons in a town which they discover is crawling with spectres and secrets.

      Spoilers end here.



      Sources

      Angel Rock by Darren Williams ISBN: 0007128479

      A review of Angel Rock at http://www.rte.ie/arts/2002/0821/williamsd.html

      Angel Rock at http://www.twbooks.co.uk/reviews/cstaincliffe/csangelropbk03.html


      217.43.193.144 21:20, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Venom Games

      Venom Games are a video game developer based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. They were set up as an independent in early 2003 from a pool of key members of staff from Rage Software's Newcastle studio following the parent company's collapse.

      Whilst at Rage they created a videogame based on the Oscar-winning "Rocky" movies for Xbox, PS2 and Gamecube (the latter being a conversion handled by Steel Monkeys), the success of which led to their first contract as an independent developer- the production of "Rocky: Legends", a sequel, for Ubisoft who had distibuted the first Rocky game in the US.

      In September 2004 they became part of the Take-Two Interactive group of companies, under their newly-formed [[2K Games label], expanding staff numbers greatly in June 2005 with their relocation into new studio premises in Gateshead.

      Their second published title as "Venom Games" is the conversion of "Prey" to the Xbox 360 which held the Number 1 spot in the UK 360 charts for over a month from July/August 2006.

      They are currently working on a mix of original next-generation (Xbox 360 and Playstation 3) exclusive games and work bringing games to other platforms, as they did with "Prey"

      • http://www.venomgames.co.uk


      Sources

      http://www.mobygames.com/company/venom-games

      http://uk.games.ign.com/objects/674/674491.html


      Venompeter 21:24, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      The Rivvits: Late 1970s Power Pop/Punk Band

      The Rivvits (1977-79) were a London-based power-pop/punk band formed by vocalist and guitarist, Chris Burne, bassist Martin Godfrey, guitarist/keyboard player Nic Jones and drummer Dave Hawthorn. The band played ALL the influential punk/new wave clubs and pubs such as, The Roxy, The Vortex, Acklam Hall (Notting Hill), Notre Dame Hall (Leicester Square) The Windsor Castle (Harrow Road) and The Brecknock (Tuffnell Park). The Rivvits also toured extensively in the UK, Wales and Scotland at universities and large venue gigs, somtimes headlining, sometimes as support. They toured with famous rock 'n' roll act, The Pirates, in 1978 gaining much critical acclaim. Julie Birchall was a fan and she wrote a review in 1978 in the NME, after the release of the Rivvit's second single, 'Never': She started her review with the words, "The Rivvits are cool and completely acceptable..." Praise indeed from such a savage pen as Julie's!

      The band were signed to Alien Records in 1977. It was run by their manager, Nigel Lucas, jointly with Chris Burne and Martin Godfrey as directors. Chris co-designed the Rivvits record sleeves with his then girlfriend Sonia (who sang some backing vocals on studio sessions) and also wrote much of the material, along with Martin. Their first single was released in late 1977, as ALIX-1: Saturday Night At The Dance (Burne)/The Girl Next Door (Godfrey) Alien - 1978. This came with a FREE give-away of a flexi disk, Alright On The Night/ (one sided). Saturday Night at the Dance sold well for a new-wave single and reached number 50 in the UK charts after extensive publicity executed by the band themselves that was later an influnce on today's Guerilla Marketing techniques. Debbie Harry of Blondie was in London during this campaign and is said to have liked the single a lot. It's an uptempo rockabilly teen anthem with "Dance, dance, dance" in the chorus lyrics and a Chuck Berry style raucous lead guitar solo by Nic Jones. "Girl Next Door" is a Buddy Holly spoof about an underwear fetishist!

      "Never" is a much more adventurous single. Written by Godfrey and arranged by Burne, it features a Stravinsky-style modal sax harmony on the chorus, using elaborate counterpoint. Nigel Green the sax player then blasts into a jazz/blues sax solo over the following chorus. The sound is minor key, 60s garage-band influenced. It is backed with "Boy Meets Girl" written by Chris Burne. This is a classic three minute pop single with catchy 60s organ and antiphonal two-girl backing vocals on the chorus's "Boy Meets Girl" chant. The lyrics are cynical about marriage and mortgages and are amusingly witty.

      Alien Records continued to bring out singles into the early 1980s, using personnel formed from the Rivvits under various band names; The Beaks (Dr X) 1979 and Nathaniel Halcrow & The Mastadons (Move to the Right) 1979.

      Chris Burne split from Alien in early 1980 after a policy dispute with manager Lucas. He had recently formed another band, 'Colour Vision' playing many gigs in the London and home-counties area, including the Music Machine in Camden and Chelmsford Town Hall. The backing band was formed of various session players, including legendary ex-Bob Marley drummer, Bob Drumbago. Colour Vision released one single on Alien, 'Until Tomorrow' as the A side and 'Waiting into Eternity' on the B side.

      Chris Burne also collaborated with noted keyboardist Vic Martin, in 1979, on another Alien single that charted in several European countries, 'Don't Turn Me Away', a synth orchestrated piece co-written by Martin and Burne. The singer was a strikingly beautiful retro-imaged brunette, a St Martin's art student named Rexy, who spoke the vocals with harmonies on the chorus by Martin and Burne. Vic Martin later went on to become the keybord player of the Eurythmics and now plays with Gary Moore's Band.

      Chris Burne has since forged a name for himself as a composer/arranger and player in Punk/Free Improvistaion, classical music and Jazz, releasing material throughout the 1980s and 90s. 'Bold text'Bold text'He has also written TV soundtracks and jingles as well as a large body of classical material, including three string quartets, a symphony, many string orchestra pieces and numerous chamber works, many of which have been performed at venues in Europe, the UK and the USA.

      The Rivvits singles and other vinyl by Alien Records is regularly sold on E-Bay and other auction sites.

      Mario Marcel Salas

      Mario Marcel Salas was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 30, 1949 to an Afro Mexican father and a mixed race mother. He graduated from Phyllis Wheatley High School, an African American segregated school. It was soon after high school that he joined the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and became a civil rights worker for over 30 years. He entered San Antonio College and graduated with two associate degrees, an Associate in Applied Science-Engineering Technology and Liberal Arts, and received his Bachelor of Art Degree in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1987. He married the beautiful Edwina Lacy, of Chicago, Illinois, on July 9, 1988, out of which were born Elena Patrice and Angela Christine.

      Mario Marcel Salas organized most of the Black Student Unions on San Antonio college campuses, was co-founder of the Barbara Jordan Community Center in San Antonio, and negotiated the Martin Luther King State holiday with former Speaker of the Texas House Gib Lewis. Salas writes for several African American newspapers and was the chief negotiator for the first cable television franchise in San Antonio

      Mario Marcel Salas became an Educator for the San Antonio Independent School District and received his Master of Education Degree in 1999, from Our Lady of the Lake University. It was during 1997 that he was elected to the City Council District 2, of the City of San Antonio and served two full terms. He wrote a novel in 2000, entitled Frankenstein: The Dawning and the Passing, which contains dozens of hidden political points and references. In June of 2001 Mario entered UTSA to work on his second Masters in Political Science which he acquired. He completed a Master’s thesis on the history of African American paternal structures in San Antonio from 1937-2001. Since that time he also teaches for the Alamo Community College District as an English professor and as a full time tenure track professor in Government. He was the vice-president of the Judson Independent School District Board of Trustees in 2004 while serving a three-year term. Salas also teaches International Conflicts and the Politics of Mexico as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio.


      Sources

      Frankenstein: The Dawning and the Passing at Amazon.com

      67.11.185.84 22:07, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Amanda Bowman

      Amanda Bowman is a British disc jockey who currently presents a weekday programme from 10am to 1pm on East Midlands radio station SAGA 106.6FM. She has also previously worked for Derby's Trent FM, Nottingham's GEM-AM and the Classic Gold Network.


      Sources

      Amanda's web page at http://www.saga.co.uk/secure/1066fm/presenter_amandabowman.asp


      217.43.193.144 22:12, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Amanda Bowman

      Amanda Bowman is a British disc jockey, who currently presents a weekday programme from 10am to 1pm on the East Midlands based radio station Saga 106.6 FM. During her career, she has also hosted shows for Derby's 96 Trent FM, the former GEM-AM in Nottingham and the Classic Gold Network.


      Sources

      Amanda's web page at https://www.saga.co.uk/secure/1066fm/presenter_amandabowman.asp


      217.43.193.144 23:18, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

      Merci Navarro Murciano

      Merci Navarro Murciano the cousin Gloria Estefan joined the the band of Miami Latin Boy in 1974 along with Gloria Estefan as a vocalest. In 1975 the group changed it's name to the "Miami Sound Machine". It is said that Merci Navarro Murciano member and vocalist left the band in 1982, however very little of her is said, If you know or have any information of her please feel free to edit this page it would be nice to know a bit more about her.

      Sources

      http://www.faqs.org/faqs/music/gloria-estefan/english-faq/

      http://www.epinions.com/content_3286540420

      A Picture of her is in the website listed below: you see her @ the far right hand side of the picture. http://www.cristinaonline.com/spanish/album/album4.asp

      70.210.84.162 00:01, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

      Qwanoes (summer camp)

      Qwanoes (summer camp)

      Camp Qwanoes is a Christain Summer campthat is dedicated to getting kids to find christ.

      They have their own band called Quixotic withe the lead singer, rhythym Guitar, and manager as Russel Smith from the 90's Band Hokus Pick.

      Qwanoes was made 40 years ago in 1956 by Ken Bailey. He was the director of qwanoes and now he's passed that job onto his son: Scott Bailey. Back when it started, Qwanoes was a much more slow paced camp with about 75-100 kids per camp. Now Qwanoes is a very fast paced camp with high ropes activities, waterskiing/wakeboarding/tubing, water trampolines, and land activioties with abot 400-500 kids per camp.

      Sources

      64.180.116.242 00:40, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

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