About Face (album)
About Face is the second solo studio album by the English musician David Gilmour. It was released in March 1984 by Harvest in the Columbia in the United States. Co-produced by Bob Ezrin and Gilmour, the album was recorded in 1983 at Pathé Marconi Studio, in Boulogne-Billancourt, France; the lyrics of two tracks, "All Lovers Are Deranged" and "Love on the Air," were written by Pete Townshend of the Who. The album received positive reviews and peaked at #21 on UK Albums Chart and #32 on the US Billboard 200. Two singles were released: "Blue Light" peaked at #62 in the United States, while "Love on the Air" failed to chart; the album was certified gold by the RIAA. A remastered reissue was released in 2006 on EMI; the album was recorded with engineer Andy Jackson at a time. It was mixed by James Guthrie at Mayfair Studios in England. Gilmour said he wanted to take his time and make "a good album" and "get the best musicians in the world that I could get hold of to play with me." Musicians on the album include drummer Jeff Porcaro, bass guitarist Pino Palladino, Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, backing vocalists Roy Harper, Sam Brown, orchestral arranger Michael Kamen, keyboardist Steve Winwood.
"I think Pete feels some restrictions on what he would like to do with the Who, as I guess we all feel restrictions within everything we attempt, just because of the types of personalities and role you've created for yourself. I know. For me, the restriction was the scale of. It's nice to get out and do something on a different scale; when Roger Waters began production of the Pink Floyd album, The Final Cut, Gilmour claims, he requested Waters wait another month for Gilmour to develop some musical ideas himself, but Waters felt he was "on a roll" and had plenty of material to complete the album, a personal project about his father's death in World War II, the further victimization of those who survived it. Waters, seeing Gilmour and Mason's lack of interest in the concept, offered to make The Final Cut as a solo album, but Gilmour and Mason still wanted a Pink Floyd album, of any kind, to sell. "hey know songs don't grow on trees," Waters told David Fricke of Rolling Stone magazine. "They wanted it to be a Floyd record."
Gilmour was interviewed by Texas-based DJ Redbeard, on the radio program, In the Studio during which the focus was his 2006 third album On an Island. He commented on About Face saying that, "looking back on it, it has some great moments on there but the whole flavor of it is too'80s for my current tastes." "Murder" was an outcry by Gilmour about the senseless killing of John Lennon, a longtime musical peer and inspiration to him. Gilmour embellished the song with a solo fretless bassline, adding an edgy funk groove to the acoustic beginning of the song, leading to an instrumental bridge, where the song picks up in the speed of the beat with more electric instruments. Gilmour collaborated with Townshend on the songs "Love on the Air" and "All Lovers Are Deranged," as Gilmour recalled: "I sent him three songs and he sent back three sets of lyrics. Two of them suited me well. One didn't, he did the two on About Face and he did the other one on his White City album." The lyrics for "Love on the Air" were written in a day, after Gilmour had asked for Townshend's help.
"You Know I'm Right" was written in a similar vein to Lennon's "How Do You Sleep?" and was a dig towards to Waters. "Cruise" was about Ronald Reagan having cruise missiles stationed in Britain at the time. The cover of the LP is a little wider than usual, approaching 12 1/2 inches; the inner sleeve bears lyrics and photographs of Gilmour, exists in at least two variations. A sleeve for the UK Harvest edition opens to the side. Like the cover, the latter sleeve is wider than it is tall, may not fit into the outer sleeve if turned 90 degrees. In one corner of both versions are printed the words "Fleudian slip," a play on the words "Freudian slip" and "Pink Floyd." The album featured the single "Love on the Air," with lyrics by Townshend, the disco-style single "Blue Light" remixed by François Kevorkian. The album was released on 5 March in the UK, on 6 March in the United States. "All Lovers Are Deranged" and "Murder" were released as singles for North American rock radio. Writing for AllMusic, critic Tom Demalon wrote of the album "The songs on About Face' show a pop sensibility that Pink Floyd was concerned with achieving," adding that "About Face is well-honed rock album, riveting from beginning to end."
All lyrics written except where noted. Note: The 2006 remaster has a longer fadeout for "Until We Sleep" and "Near the End" at 5:20 and 5:50, respectively. Another piece of music written for the album was not used by Gilmour, he asked Roy Harper and separately, Pete Townshend, to supply lyrics, but felt that those provided were not messages that he could relate to. Harper subsequently used the tune, with his lyrics, as "Hope", on his 1985 album with Jimmy Page, Whatever Happened to Jugula?. T
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Soldiers without weapons use a salute appropriate for their headdress. In the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations, the command is preceded with a General Salute or Royal/Presidential/National Salute, when appropriate. Order Arms: Soldiers carrying a weapon will lower it to the ground. Drill team Exhibition drill Drill Military parade Drill Commands Handbook The Canadian Forces Manual of Drill and Ceremonial (archived copy, retrieved date=2012-02-16 – The Household Division of the British Army practicing drill for the trooping of the colour
Criminal Minds (season 3)
The third season of Criminal Minds premiered on CBS on September 26, 2007 and ended May 21, 2008. The third season was to have featured 25 episodes. Seven more episodes were produced after the strike, bringing the total number of episodes to 20 for the third season. Mandy Patinkin wanted to leave the series, he was replaced by Joe Mantegna several episodes later. Mandy Patinkin as Jason Gideon Joe Mantegna as David Rossi Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss Shemar Moore as Derek Morgan Matthew Gray Gubler as Dr. Spencer Reid A. J. Cook as Jennifer "JJ" Jareau Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia Thomas Gibson as Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner Frankie Muniz as Jonny McHale Fredric Lehne as Jack Vaughan Jayne Atkinson as Erin Strauss Nicholas Brendon as Kevin Lynch Meredith Monroe as Haley Hotchner Cade Owens as Jack Hotchner Josh Stewart as William "Will" LaMontagne Jr. In the season premiere "Doubt", Shelly Cole guest-starred as Anna Begley, a suicidal college student who copied the crimes of Nathan Tubbs, aka "The Campus Killer".
Alexa Alemanni guest-starred as Anna Begley's first murder victim. In the episode "In Name and Blood", Eddie Cibrian guest-starred as Joe Smith, a serial killer who uses his son to lure women and murder them. Gordon Clapp guest-starred as Detective Victor Wolynski. In the episode "Scared to Death", Michael O'Keefe guest-starred as Dr. Stanley Howard, a psychiatrist who uses his patients worst fears to murder them. In the episode "Children of the Dark", Francis Capra guest-starred as Ervin Robles, a serial killer, abused by a strict foster family. William Lee Scott guest-starred as Robles' foster brother and accomplice Gary, Christine Healy guest-starred as Mrs. Manwaring, an abusive foster mother. In the episode "Seven Seconds", Ariel Winter guest-starred as Katie Jacobs, a young girl, kidnapped at a shopping mall. Suzanne Cryer guest-starred as Susan Jacobs, Katie Jacobs' aunt who might be involved in her disappearance. Paula Malcomson guest-starred as Katie's mother and Alexander Gould guest-starred as Susan's son, Jeremy.
In the episode "About Face", Andrew Kavovit guest-starred as Max Poole, aka "The Have You Seen Me Murderer". Michael O'Neill guest-starred as Detective Frank Yarborough, who investigates the murder of his wife. In the episode "Identity", Kaj-Erik Eriksen guest-starred as Henry Frost, a serial killer who assumed the identity of his partner in crime and idol, Francis Goehring, who committed suicide. Pat Skipper guest-starred as Harris Townsend, a retired U. S. Special Forces sniper. In the episode "Lucky", Michael Beach guest-starred as Father Marks, Nick Searcy guest-starred as Detective Jordan. In the episode "True Night", Frankie Muniz guest-starred as Johnny McHale, a famous comic book artist whose recent works have striking resemblances to murders he might have committed. In the episode "3rd Life", Riley Smith guest-starred as Ryan Phillips, a thrill killer who leads a trio of abductors. Gia Mantegna guest-starred as Lindsey Vaughan, a teenage girl, kidnapped by Ryan's gang, Hayley McFarland guest-starred as Katie Owens, the first victim raped and murdered by Ryan's Gang, Fredric Lehne guest-starred as Jack Vaughan, a former hitman and Lindsey's father, Michael Harney guest-starred as U.
S. Marshal Pat Mannan. In the episode "Limelight", Andrea Roth guest-starred as Jill Morris, an FBI Agent whose lust for fame and less concern for eventual collateral damage becomes more apparent to the BAU. In the episode "Damaged", Dennis Christopher guest-starred as Abner Merriman, a prison warden who allows Hotch and Reid to interview Chester Hardwick, an inmate on death row. In the episode "A Higher Power", Jennifer Aspen guest-starred as Laurie Ann Morris, a depressed woman, convinced by Peter Redding to kill herself. Renee O'Connor guest-starred as Pam Baleman, the wife of Detective Ronnie Baleman, investigating the apparent suicides. In the episode "Elephant's Memory", Cody Kasch guest-starred as Owen Savage, a spree killer, going after those who have wronged him during his childhood. Lindsey Haun guest-starred as Jordan Norris, Owen's girlfriend, Alexandra Krosney guest-starred as Eileen Bechtold, Jordan's friend. In the episode "In Heat", Michael Graziadei guest-starred as Steven Fitzgerald, a serial killer confused about his sexual orientation.
Tia Texada guest-starred as Detective Tina Lopez. In the episode "The Crossing", Scott Lowell guest-starred as Michael Hicks, a delusional stalker who obsesses over a woman named Keri Derzmond, played by Bonnie Root. Mary-Margaret Humes guest-starred as Audrey Sawyer-Henson, a battered housewife and mother who murder her husband. In the episode "Tabula Rasa", Eric Lange guest-starred as Brian Matloff, aka "The Blue Ridge Strangler", a serial killer who suffers from amnesia after he attempted to evade the BAU by jumping off a building. In the season finale "Lo-Fi", Sienna Guillory guest-starred as Supervisory Special Agent Kate Joyner, an FBI Agent who aids the BAU in arresting members of the New York Terrorist Cell. Erik Palladino guest-starred as Detective Cooper, an NYPD Officer, shot in the line of duty by a member of the NYC terrorist cell. Criminal Minds on IMDb Criminal Minds at TV.com
CSI: Miami (season 9)
The ninth season of CSI: Miami premiered on CBS on October 3, 2010 and ended May 8, 2011. The show was on a special time Sunday 8/7c from January 2–16; the series stars Emily Procter. Whilst the team reels from Cardoza's murder and Calleigh find themselves battling old foes and new criminals; the CSIs investigate murders at a roller-derby, a high school, a human-hunting club, a college, whilst Natalia finds herself the victim of not one, but two and Horatio finds himself the victim of a gunshot wound. An explosion at a sugar refinery, a vampire cult, a visit from a long-dead relative round out the deadly penultimate season of CSI: Miami. David Caruso as Horatio Caine. Emily Procter as Calleigh Duquesne. Adam Rodriguez as Eric Delko. Jonathan Togo as Ryan Wolfe. Rex Linn as Frank Tripp. Eva LaRue as Natalia Boa Vista. Omar Benson Miller as Walter Simmons. Eddie Cibrian as Jesse Cardoza. Christian Clemenson as Tom Loman. Robert LaSardo as Memmo Fierro.
Alan Cooper is an American software designer and programmer. Recognized as the “Father of Visual Basic", Cooper is known for his books About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design and The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High-Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity; as founder of Cooper, a leading interaction design consultancy, he created the Goal-Directed design methodology and pioneered the use of personas as practical interaction design tools to create high-tech products. On April 28, 2017, Alan was inducted into the Computer History Museum's Hall of Fellows "for his invention of the visual development environment in Visual BASIC, for his pioneering work in establishing the field of interaction design and its fundamental tools." Alan Cooper grew up in Marin County, United States where he attended the College of Marin, studying architecture. He took on contract programming jobs to pay for college. In 1975, soon after he left college and as the first microcomputers became available, Alan Cooper founded his first company, Structured Systems Group, in Oakland, which became one of the first microcomputer software companies.
SSG's software accounting product, General Ledger, was sold through ads in popular magazines such as Byte and Interface Age. This software was, according to the historical account in Fire in the Valley, “probably the first serious business software for microcomputers.” It was both the start of Cooper's career as a software author and the beginning of the microcomputer software business. Cooper developed a dozen original products at Structured Systems Group before he sold his interest in the company in 1980. Early on, Cooper worked with Gordon Eubanks to develop, debug and publish his business programming language, CBASIC, an early competitor to Bill Gates’ and Paul Allen’s Microsoft BASIC. Eubanks wrote CBASIC’s precursor, BASIC-E as a student project while at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California with professor Gary Kildall; when Eubanks left the Navy, he joined Kildall’s successful operating system company, Digital Research, Inc. in Monterey. Soon thereafter and Kildall invited Cooper to join them at Digital Research as one of four founders of their research and development department.
After two-years at DRI, Cooper departed to develop desktop application software by himself. During the 1980s, Alan Cooper authored several business applications including Microphone II for Windows and an early, critical-path project management program called SuperProject. Cooper sold SuperProject to Computer Associates in 1984, where it achieved success in the business-to-business marketplace. In 1988, Alan Cooper created a visual programming language that allowed Windows users to build “Finder”-like shells, he called it “a shell construction set." After he demonstrated Ruby to Bill Gates, Microsoft purchased it. At the time, Gates commented that the innovation would have a “profound effect” on their entire product line. Microsoft decided not to release the product as a shell for users, but rather to transform it into a professional development tool for their QuickBASIC programming language called Visual Basic, used for business application development for Windows computers. Cooper's dynamically installable control facility, which became famous as the “VBX” interface, was a well-known component of "Ruby".
This innovation allowed any 3rd party developer to write a widget as a DLL, put it in the Visual Basic directory, Visual Basic would find it, communicate with it, present it to the user as a seamless part of the program. The widget would appear in the tool palette and appropriate menus, users could incorporate it into their Visual Basic applications; the invention of the “VBX” interface created an entire new marketplace for vendors of these “dynamically installable controls.” As a result of Cooper's work, many new software companies were able to deliver Windows software to market in the 1990s. The first book written about Visual Basic, The Waite Group’s Visual Basic How-To by Mitchell Waite, is dedicated to Alan Cooper. In his dedication, the author calls Cooper the “Father of Visual Basic.” This nickname has served as Cooper's one-line resume. In 1994, Bill Gates presented Cooper with the first Windows Pioneer Award for his contributions to the software industry. During the presentation, Gates took particular note of Cooper's innovative work creating the VBX interface.
In 1998, the SVForum honored Cooper with its Visionary Award. Early in his career, Cooper began to critically consider the accepted approach to software construction; as he reports in his first book, he believed something important was missing—software authors were not asking, “How do users interact with this?” Cooper's early insights drove him to create a design process, focused not on what could be coded but on what could be designed to meet users’ needs. In 1992, in response to a consolidating software industry, Cooper began consulting with other companies, helping them design their applications to be more user friendly. Within a few years, Alan Cooper had begun to articulate some of his basic design principles. With his clients, he championed a design methodology. Cooper interviewed the users of his client's products and discovered the common threads that made these people happy. Born of this practice was the use of personas as design tools. Cooper preached his vision in two books, his ideas helped to drive the user experience movement and define the craft that would come to be called “interaction design.”
Cooper's best-selling first book, About Face: The Essentials of User Interface Design, was first pub
NCIS (season 5)
The fifth season of the police procedural drama NCIS premiered on September 25, 2007 and marks the end of Donald P. Bellisario's involvement as show runner; the new showrunner, starting from this season, is Shane Brennan. It concludes the La Grenouille storyline which ended with a cliffhanger in season four's finale, "Angel of Death"; this season reveals more background information about Gibbs. The Writers Guild strike limited episode production and the DVD set had five discs instead of six; the season ended with its 19th episode on May 20, 2008. The season ended with a two-part season finale called "Judgment Day"; the season featured the departure of recurring characters Colonel Hollis Mann and Jeanne Benoit, as well as the death of Jenny Shepard, one of the main characters. From this season on, the opening sequence was shortened to 30 seconds instead of the normal 37–44 seconds, present in the previous seasons. Mark Harmon as Leroy Jethro Gibbs, NCIS Senior Special Agent assigned to Washington's Navy Yard Michael Weatherly as Anthony DiNozzo, NCIS Special Agent, second in command Cote de Pablo as Ziva David, Mossad Liaison Officer Pauley Perrette as Abigail Sciuto, Forensic Specialist attached to NCIS Sean Murray as Timothy McGee, NCIS Special Agent Lauren Holly as Jenny Shepard, NCIS Director David McCallum as Dr. Donald Mallard, Chief Medical Examiner for NCIS Joe Spano as Tobias Fornell, FBI Senior Special Agent Brian Dietzen as Jimmy Palmer, Assistant Medical Examiner for NCIS Darby Stanchfield as Shannon Gibbs, Gibbs' deceased wife Muse Watson as Mike Franks, retired Senior Special Agent for NCIS Scottie Thompson as Jeanne Benoit, Tony's girlfriend while undercover Armand Assante as Rene Benoit, NCIS target Susanna Thompson as Hollis Mann, Gibbs' girlfriend and Army CID Agent David Dayan Fisher as Trent Kort, CIA Agent Rocky Carroll as Leon Vance, NCIS Assistant Director Brenna Radding as Kelly Gibbs, Gibbs' deceased daughter Susan Kelechi Watson as Nikki Jardine, NCIS Intelligence Analyst Jonathan LaPaglia as Brent Langer, FBI Agent and former member of Gibbs' team Paul Telfer as Corporal Damon Werth Cast and Crew Commentaries on Selected Episodes Requiem Revisited N.
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David Haskell Hackworth known as Hack, was a prominent military journalist and a former United States Army colonel, decorated in both the Korean War and Vietnam War. Hackworth is known for his role in the creation and command of Tiger Force, a military unit, formed in South Vietnam to apply guerrilla warfare tactics against Viet Cong guerrilla fighters. Hackworth is known for his accusation in 1996 that Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mike Boorda was wearing two unauthorized service ribbon devices on two of his uniform's awards denoting valor in combat. Although Admiral Boorda had served off the coast of Vietnam in the 1960s and believed he was authorized to wear the two wartime decorations for meritorious service, he did not meet the Navy's requirements. Boorda committed suicide during Hackworth's investigation. Hackworth was born in Ocean Park, California, on November 11, 1930, the son of Leroy E. Hackworth and Lorette Hackworth, his parents both died before he was a year old, his brother, he were raised by Ida Stedman, their paternal grandmother.
The family had to rely on government aid during the Great Depression, his grandmother, married to a Colorado gold miner, brought them up on tales of her Old West experiences and her Revolutionary War ancestors. While attending school in Santa Monica, Hackworth and a friend earned money by shining the shoes of soldiers stationed at bases in the area. Imbued with a sense of adventure, at age 14, Hackworth lied about his age and paid a transient to pose as his father so he could claim to be old enough to join the Merchant Marine with parental consent. Hackworth served aboard ship in the South Pacific Ocean as a member of the Merchant Marine in 1945, at the end of World War II, he returned home to California, but decided to join the United States Army, in 1946, he used his false Merchant Marine documents to enlist for three years. After completing his initial training, he was assigned to postwar occupation duty as a rifleman in the 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division. Based in Trieste, his unit was part of Trieste United States Troops.
While serving in Trieste, Hackworth earned his General Educational Development high-school equivalency diploma. In the Korean War, he became a sergeant. Hackworth fought in Korea with the 25th Reconnaissance Company and the 27th Infantry Regiment of the 25th Infantry Division, he gained a battlefield commission as a second lieutenant in 1951 and was awarded three Silver Stars for heroism and three Purple Hearts. After a successful raid on Hill 1062 and battlefield promotion to first lieutenant, the commander of the 27th Infantry Regiment offered Hackworth command of a new volunteer raider unit. Hackworth created the 27th Wolfhound Raiders and led them from August to November 1951, he subsequently volunteered for a second tour in this time with the 40th Infantry Division. Hackworth was promoted to the rank of captain. Demobilized after the Armistice Agreement in Korea, Hackworth became bored with civilian life after two years of college and re-entered the U. S. Army in 1956 as a captain; when Hackworth returned to active duty, the expanding Cold War changed the structure of the army from what he had known.
Posted to 77th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion in Manhattan Beach, Hackworth was assigned to Germany in staff roles, but returning to infantry in the early 1960s as a company commander under Colonel Glover S. Johns, he was involved in a number of fire drills around the Berlin Crisis of 1961. He recounted his experiences with the Soviet guard and his views on military history in his book About Face. After completing an associate of arts degree at Los Angeles Harbor College, completing additional courses at several other colleges, in 1964, Hackworth graduated from Austin Peay State University with a bachelor of science degree in history, after which he attended the Command and General Staff College; when President John F. Kennedy announced that a large advisory team was being sent to South Vietnam, Hackworth volunteered for service, his request was denied, on the grounds that he had too much frontline experience, that others who had seen less fighting should have an opportunity to acquire experience in combat.
In 1965, he deployed to Vietnam as a major. He served as an operations battalion commander in the 101st Airborne Division. In November 1965, he founded the platoon-sized unit Tiger Force to "outguerrilla the guerrillas". Tiger Force was a decorated small unit in Vietnam which suffered heavy casualties and was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. However, after Hackworth was promoted out of Vietnam, the unit began a string of atrocities and war crimes, with U. S. Army investigative records and interviews by The Toledo Blade estimating the unit killed hundreds of noncombatants. Hackworth has stated he did not know about the atrocities and does not know what caused the unit to spiral out of control. Hackworth developed a reputation as an eccentric but effective soldier, becoming a public figure in several books authored by General S. L. A. "Slam" Marshall. Following a stateside tour at the Pentagon and promotion to lieutenant colonel, Hackworth co-wrote The Vietnam Primer with Marshall after returning to Vietnam in the winter of 1966–67 on an Army-sponsored tour with the famous historian and commentator.
The book advised counter-insurgency fighters to adopt some of the guerrilla tactics used by Mao Zedong, Che Guevara, Ho Chi Minh. Hackworth described the strategy as "out-G-ing the G." His personal and professional relationship with Marshall soured as Hackworth became suspiciou