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In Greek mythology, Aeson was a king of Iolcus in Thessaly. Aeson was the son of Tyro, he had Amythaon. Through his mother Tyro who consorted with the sea god Poseidon, he had two half-brothers and Pelias. Aeson was the father of Promachus with Alcimede, daughter of Phylacus and Clymene. Other sources say the mother of his children was Polymede or Polymele, or Polypheme a daughter of Autolycus, Theognete, daughter of Laodicus, Rhoeo or Arne or Scarphe. Pelias was power-hungry and he wished to gain dominion over all of Thessaly. To this end, he locked Aeson in the dungeons in Iolcus. Aeson sent Jason to Chiron to be educated while Pelias, afraid that he would be overthrown, was warned by an oracle to beware of a man wearing one sandal. Many years Pelias was holding the Olympics in honor of Poseidon when Jason, rushing to Iolcus, lost one of his sandals in a river while helping Hera, in the form of an old woman, cross; when Jason entered Iolcus, he was announced as a man wearing one sandal. Suspicious, Pelias asked him.

Jason responded. Pelias sent Jason to retrieve the Golden Fleece. During Jason's absence, Pelias intended to kill Aeson. However, Aeson committed suicide by drinking bull's blood, his wife killed herself as well, Pelias murdered their infant son Promachus. Alternatively, he survived until Jason and his new wife, came back to Iolcus, she slit Aeson's throat put his corpse in a pot and Aeson came to life as a young man. She told Pelias' daughters she would do the same for their father, they slit his throat and Medea refused to raise him, so Pelias stayed dead. Media related to Aeson at Wikimedia Commons

M.E.N.T. B.C.

M. E. N. T. B. C. known as the Educational Union of Toumba Youth or M. E. N. T. B. C. is a Greek professional basketball club, founded in 1926. The team is located in Greece. M. E. N. T. B. C. competes in the third-tier level division of Greece, the Greek C League. The club's parent athletic association included the sports of basketball, cycling, a literary and entertainment section. Today, there are departments only for the volleyball club. In 2004, M. E. N. T. B. C. finished in 2nd place in the Greek 2nd Division, thus earned a league promotion, competed in the top-tier level Greek Basket League, in the following 2004–05 season. Dimitrios Itoudis Stefanos Dedas Sotos Nikolaidis M. E. N. T. B. C. - Official Website Team Page

Thunder Cross (video game)

Thunder Cross is a horizontally scrolling shoot'em up arcade game released by Konami in 1988. It used a new 2D graphics technique at the time; the game spawned a sequel, Thunder Cross II, in 1991. Owing to several similarities, Space Manbow may be considered a spin off. In 2007, Thunder Cross was included as part of the Oretachi Geasen Zoku Sono budget series on the PlayStation 2 in Japan. Thunder Cross is a classic horizontal shooter with 7 stages. Players control the Thunder fighter with up to four "options", which arrange up and down vertically and attack at the player's will. Three weapons are selectable ranging from the Vulcan shot to the Boomerang shot. End-of-level bosses were present and, typical of a Konami shooter, Thunder Cross forced the player to beat the game twice in a harder Loop of the first seven levels. Taking place in the future of space colonization, the planet Haniamu IV is under attack from a relentless, unknown military force known only as Black Impulse; the strongest Earth ships capable of stopping the total conquering of the planet are the Blue Thunder M-45 and its earlier make the Red Thunder M-24.

Thunder Cross Konami Arcade Game Soundtrack was released for Soundtrack CD on May 21, 1989 in Japan, it contain Ajax, Hot Chase and Gradius II. It was reprinted on May 21, 1993. A Ending Music for Arcade Thunder Cross was a part of Konami Ending Collection, Which was released for CD Soundtrack on October 21, 1991; the Tracks 30 to 42 from Thunder Cross, was contain an CD Soundtrack MIDI POWER ver.4.0 on March 24, 1994 in Japan. In addition, disc 5 of Konami Music Masterpiece Collection, released on October 1, 2004, is devoted to Thunder Cross

Darren Simkin

Darren Spencer Simkin is an English former footballer who played as a defender. He played in the Football League for both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Shrewsbury Town. Simkin joined Second Division club Wolverhampton Wanderers in November 1992 for £10,000 from non-league Blakenhall Town, he made his senior debut on 7 April 1993 in a 1–1 draw against Luton Town, the first of seven consecutive first team appearances. He made only sixteen appearances in total for Wolves before he was sold to Shrewsbury Town in December 1994 for £36,000, he remained with Shrewsbury for eighteen months before he dropped back into non-league by joining Telford United, whom he had spent a loan spell with. The defender spent the remaining years of his football career in West Midlands non-league football, before ending his pro career in 2004 shortly after winning the FA Trophy with Hednesford Town. Since leaving football Simkin has entered Walsall fire service. Simkin is married with two children, his daughter is a footballer and represents Birmingham City W.

F. C, his son attends the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Matthews, Tony; the Wolves Who's Who. West Midlands: Britespot. ISBN 1-904103-01-4


Betti-Cola is the 1993 debut album from Canadian twee pop group Cub. Released in fall of 1993, the album was remastered and re-released with bonus tracks in 2007 by Mint Records; the album features tracks taken from various 7" as well as a handful of covers. A 12-song double EP 7" called Betti Cola, with similar cover art, was released at the same time as the CD. Cover art is courtesy of Archie Comics cartoonist Dan DeCarlo. Cub recorded Betti-Cola with microphones and a Digital Audio Tape machine; the album was recorded in various locations including Washington and CBC Television. "Go Fish" – 2:00 "What The Water Gave Me" – 1:14 "Motel 6" – 2:21 "A Party" – 1:18 "Flying Carpet" – 2:38 "My Chinchilla" – 1:23 "Electric Chair" – 2:33 "Nicolas Bragg" – 1:56 "Pretty Pictures" – 1:38 "They Don't" – 1:40 "A Picnic" – 1:24 "It's True" – 1:28 "Someday" – 1:44 "Cast A Shadow" – 2:12 "The Day We Met" – 1:34 "Surfer Girl" – 1:33 "Little Star" – 1:13 "My Assassin" – 1:51 "Tell Me Now" – 3:00 "Lucky 7" – 1:46 "Through My Hoop" – 2:25 "Leapfrog" – 2:10 "Backwoods" – 3:14 "What The Water Gave Me" – 3:452007 Bonus Tracks: 25.

"Chico" – 1:15 26. "Sweet Pea" – 1:24 27. "Summer Samba" – 1:41 28. "Hello Kitty" – 1:33 29. "Wipeout!" - 0:20 Tracks 1-4, 25 are from the Pep 7" EP Tracks 5-8, 27 are from the Hot Dog Day 7" EP Tracks 9-13, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 26, 28 are from the Betti Cola double 7" EP Tracks 14-16, 19, 21, 23, 24, 29 are unique to this compilation, though alternate versions of 14, 15, 21 appeared on the Volcano and Hot Dog Day vinyl 7" records, respectively. Lisa Marr - vocals, bass Robynn Iwata - guitar, back-up vocals Valeria Fellini - drums, back-up vocals Neko Case - drums Dave Carswell - drums, acoustic guitar, glockenspiel

Modern Air Transport

Modern Air Transport, Inc. was a United States-based non-scheduled and supplemental carrier founded in 1946. At different stages in its history its operations were based in Newark and Trenton, New Jersey and Miami. In addition to Miami, New York used to be a base for Modern Air. In 1968, the airline established an overseas base at Berlin Tegel Airport in what used to be West Berlin prior to German reunification. Between 1968 and 1974, operations focused on Berlin Tegel. Modern Air ceased trading in 1975. Although Modern Air was conceived in 1946 in Hempstead, Long Island, it was incorporated as Modern Air Transport, Inc. on 3 January 1947. That year, Modern Air commenced commercial operations from Miami International Airport with war-surplus Curtiss C-46 piston-engined aircraft. In 1950, the airline's operational base moved to New York's Newark Airport. Following another move to Trenton–Mercer Airport, New Jersey shortly afterwards, the airline was bought by C-46 type-rated pilot, John B. Becker, in 1951.

In 1956, Modern Air became the first US "non-sked" to be granted rights for up to 10 scheduled round trip flights per month by the Civil Aeronautics Board. Modern's first scheduled service departed Pittsburgh International Airport for Miami on 15 July 1956; the route was flown on week-ends at a one-way fare of $38.05 or, alternatively, a $60.75 16-day excursion fare. From 1958, Gulf American Land Corporation, a Florida-based property developer, began contracting business to Modern Air. Gulf American Land, formed to develop a tract of land in Cape Coral, Florida near Fort Myers into residential real estate, contracted the airline to fly hundreds of prospective customers for its real estate developments every week into Miami from the US Northeast and Midwest. At Miami, Gulf American Land's prospective customers transferred between Modern Air's Curtiss C-46s and the Douglas DC-3s of Gulf American Land's own airline, Gulf American Airlines, which operated a shuttle service linking Miami to Fort Myers across the Everglades.

Together with complimentary bus transfers between Gulf American Land's Golden Gate Estates development in Cape Coral and Fort Myers' Page Field airport, these flights formed part of Gulf American Land's free sales pitch and were free for prospective customers, who were served a free meal on board the aircraft on each leg of their journey. Modern Air's charter flights on behalf of Gulf American Land into Miami accounted for 25% of the airline's total business. Five ex-Capital Airlines Lockheed L-049 Constellation piston airliners were bought in 1961 to replace the C-46s; these joined the fleet during summer 1962. Only two of these entered actual airline service; the grant of an interim certificate by the CAB in October 1962 to operate domestic military contract flights and overseas charters from 1 April 1963 was followed by further fleet expansion, including the temporary lease of a pair of Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellations and the purchase of an L-749A in 1964. The acquisition of five Douglas DC-7Cs in April/May 1965 resulted in retirement of the Constellation fleet due to the former's superior range.

The same year saw the acquisition of five DC-3s from Gulf American Airlines. On 30 May 1966, the CAB authorised Modern Air to operate charter flights from the US to Canada and Mexico. Further fleet expansion ensued in August 1966 with the acquisition of five Martin 2-0-2s from TWA and Allegheny Airlines, respectively. In 1966, the CAB broadened Modern's civilian and military charter authority, including granting the airline permission for limited scheduled air services; this enabled it to temporarily replace scheduled air services provided by major US certified route carriers during labour disputes resulting in strike action at the certified carriers and to obtain temporary CAB authority for scheduled flights from New York and Washington, D. C. to Miami. Total revenues and profits for 1966 exceeded $4 million and $30,000, respectively. Following Gulf American Land's purchase of Modern Air's entire stock from John Becker for $807,500 in May/June 1966, the airline became a wholly owned subsidiary of Gulf American Land Corporation on 29 June 1966.

Concentration of most of Modern Air's business activities in Florida and the change in ownership resulted in consolidation of the airline's operations at Miami International Airport, the transfer of the DC-3s and Martinliners to sister airline Gulf American Airlines and the sale of the company's last remaining Constellation the following year. Gulf American Land Corporation's stockholder meeting in December 1966 resolved to shorten its name to Gulf American Corporation to reflect its increasing diversification and approved an employee stock purchase plan worth $600,000. Although Modern Air and Gulf American Airlines shared the same owners, who attempted to merge both airlines under the Modern Air name, both airlines remained organisationally independent of each other, with former Modern Air pilots continuing to fly the DC-7s on long-haul charters and their former Gulf American Airlines colleagues flying the smaller piston types into Fort Myers. Gulf American's takeover by the General Acceptance Corporation in 1969 resulted in a major reorganisation of GAC's business units.

This saw Gulf American Corporation and Modern Air become wholly owned subsidiaries of newly created holding company GAC Corporation, with all real estate related business activities being absorbed into newly formed GAC Corp subsidiary GAC Properties. These changes resulted in former GAC treasurer James M. Browne being appointed Modern Air president; the award of a five-year licence by the C