Ahmed al-Nami

Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Nami was one of four hijackers of United Airlines Flight 93 as part of the September 11 attacks. Born in Saudi Arabia, Nami was a college student, he left his family in 2000 to complete the Hajj, but went to Afghanistan bound for an al-Qaeda training camp where he befriended other future hijackers and would soon be chosen to participate in the attacks. He arrived in the United States in May 2001, on a tourist visa, where he would settle in Florida up until the attacks. On September 11, 2001, Nami boarded United 93 and assisted in the hijacking of the plane, which crashed into a field in rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania after a passenger uprising, due to the passengers receiving information from their families of the three other hijacked planes that hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Nami, much like Abdulaziz al-Omari, Wail al-Shehri, Waleed al-Shehri and Mohand al-Shehri, was born in the'Asir Province in Saudi Arabia. Born to the Quraish tribe of Saudi Arabia, Nami served as a muezzin at the Seqeley mosque after having become religious sometime in early 1999.

That autumn he left his family home in Abha in the summer of 2000 to complete the Hajj, but never returned – instead travelling to the Al Farouq training camp in Afghanistan where he met and befriended Waleed and Wail al-Shehri, two brothers from Khamis Mushayt in the same province, Saeed al-Ghamdi. The four pledged themselves to Jihad in the Spring of 2000, in a ceremony presided over by Wail – who had dubbed himself Abu Mossaeb al-Janubi after one of Muhammad's companions. Dubbed "Abu Hashim", Nami was considered "gentle in manner" by his colleagues, reported that he had a dream in which he rode a mare along with Muhammad, that the prophet told him to dismount and fight his enemies to liberate his land. During his time at al-Farooq, there is a curious mention under Mushabib al-Hamlan's details that Nami had had laser eye surgery, an uncited fact that does not reappear. By October he had taken a prospective hijacker Mushabib al-Hamlan from Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia where they both procured B-1/B-2 tourist/business visas on October 28 – but Hamlan decided not to proceed and is thought to have returned to his family.

Nami's visa application has since been reviewed, while he mentioned that Mushabib will be travelling with him, he listed his occupation as student but failed to provide an address for his school, listed his intended address in the United States as Los Angeles – in the end he never used this visa to enter the United States, reported his passport as "lost", procured a new one from Jeddah. He used the new passport to acquire a new B-1/B-2 visa in Jeddah on April 23, again recopying his answers from although crossing out the lines regarding Mushabib and previous attempts to acquire a visa, he was interviewed by a consular officer. Records at the time only recorded past failures to procure a visa, so the officer had no way of realising that Nami had received an earlier visa. In mid-November 2000, the 9/11 Commission believes that Nami and Waleed al-Shehri, all of whom had obtained their U. S. visas in late October, traveled in a group from Saudi Arabia to Beirut and onward to Iran where they could travel through to Afghanistan without getting their passports stamped.

This followed their return to Saudi Arabia to get "clean" passports. An associate of a senior Hezbollah operative is thought to have been on the same flight, although this may have been a coincidence. While in the United Arab Emirates, Nami purchased traveler's cheques presumed to have been paid for by Mustafa al-Hawsawi. Five other hijackers passed through the UAE and purchased travellers cheques, including Majed Moqed, Saeed al-Ghamdi, Hamza al-Ghamdi, Ahmed al-Haznawi and Wail al-Shehri. In March 2001, Ahmed al-Nami appeared in an al-Qaeda farewell video showing 13 of the "muscle hijackers" before they left their training centre in Kandahar. On April 23, Nami was recorded obtaining a new US visa. On May 28, Nami arrived in the United States from Dubai with fellow-hijackers Mohand al-Shehri and Hamza al-Ghamdi. By early June, Nami was living in apartment 1504 at the Delray Racquet Club condominiums with Saeed al-Ghamdi in Delray Beach, Florida, he telephoned his family in'Asir shortly after arriving in the country.

In June, he phoned his family for the last time. He was one of 9 hijackers to open a SunTrust bank account with a cash deposit around June 2001, on June 29 received either a Florida State Identification Card or Drivers License, he may have been one of three hijackers that listed the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida as their permanent address on drivers' licenses, though other sources claim he listed the Delray condominium. On August 28, Nami and Ahmed al-Haznawi bothered a Delray Beach resident, Maria Siscar Simpson, to let them through her apartment to retrieve a towel that had fallen off their balcony onto hers. On September 5, Nami and Saeed al-Ghamdi purchased tickets for a September 7 flight to Newark at Mile High Travel on Commercial Boulevard—paying cash for their tickets. Ziad Jarrah and Ahmed al-Haznawi purchased tickets for the same flight from Passage Tours. On September 7, all four Flight 93 hijackers flew from Fort Lauderdale to Newark International Airport aboard Spirit Airlines.

On September 11, 2001, Nami arrived in Newark to board United Airlines Flight 93 along with Saeed al-Ghamdi, Ahmed al-Haznawi and Ziad Jarrah. S

Eloy (band)

Eloy is a German progressive rock band, whose musical style includes symphonic and space rock, the latter tendency being more prevalent on earlier albums. Despite their nationality and time period, the band is not considered krautrock because of their sound, which has much more in common with English progressive rock and symphonic rock groups such as Pink Floyd, King Crimson and Camel. Founded in 1969 by guitarist Frank Bornemann, the band has endured several line-up changes, with Bornemann being the only consistent member of the group. In the 1980s, after a series of major splits in the group, Bornemann pursued a more commercial direction. Despite attracting a large following in Germany, the band never gained popularity in the United States. However, in years, former members of the band re-joined, in 1998 released the album Ocean 2, a return to the classic symphonic progressive rock genre for which the band was well known; the name Eloy is based on the futurist race of humans from the book The Time Machine by H. G. Wells.

Bornemann described the origin of the name of the band thus: "Wells describes in his book the situation of mankind about 800,000 years and'Eloy' is a human race in his story. The Eloy in Wells' story have made a new start with the help of the time traveler. In a way, it was a new beginning for the human race. German rock bands in the late 1960s played covers from other bands instead of playing their own compositions. Record deals for German bands were rare and German bands were considered to be second class bands in their own country. At that time it was a strong effort for a German band to come out with only their own compositions, it was a start into an unknown future, from this point of view, comparable to the human race in Wells' story. That is why I got the idea to name the band'Eloy'."Bornemann reunited Eloy for its 40th anniversary in 2009. After a break of eleven years, the band released a new album called Visionary, aiming to recapture the spirit of the early years. A double DVD The Legacy Box was released in December 2010 and contains a number of videos and television recordings from all periods of the band, as well as a documentary of the band's history.

The band played at festivals in Germany and Switzerland in July 2011 with the same personnel as those on the 1994–1995 tour. The band was booked to headline the North East Art Rock Festival in June 2012 – its first North American concert – but had to cancel after Bornemann was injured in road accident in March. Eloy Inside Floating Power and the Passion Dawn Ocean Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes Colours Planets Time to Turn Performance Metromania Code Name: Wild Geese Ra Destination The Tides Return Forever Ocean 2: The Answer Visionary The Vision, the Sword and the Pyre – Part I The Vision, the Sword and the Pyre – Part II Rarities Chronicles I Chronicles II The Best of Eloy Vol. I - The Early Days 1972-1975 The Best of Eloy Vol. II - The Prime 1976-1979 Timeless Passages The Legacy Box The Classic Years Trilogy Live Live Impressions Reincarnation on Stage Current membersFrank Bornemann – guitar, lead vocals Klaus-Peter Matziolbass Hannes Folberthkeyboards Michael Gerlach – keyboards Stephan Emig – drums Former membersErich Schriever – lead vocals, keyboards Helmuth Draht – drums Wolfgang Stöcker – bass Manfred Wieczorke – guitar, backing vocals, keyboards Fritz Randow – drums Luitjen Jansen – bass Detlef "Pitter" Schwaar – guitar Detlev Schmidtchen – keyboards Jürgen Rosenthal – drums Jim McGillivray – drums Hannes Arkona – guitar, keyboards Bodo Schopf – drums Kristof Hinz – drums Official Eloy Website Eloy at Eloy's biography - Eloy page on Rétrospective Eloy on Mert Gocay's Eloy page Eloy on Progarchives

Conus nussatella

Conus nussatella, common name the Nussatella cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies. Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are venomous, they are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled or not at all. The size of an adult shell varies between 95 mm; the heavy shell is striated, the striae minutely granular. The spire is acuminate; the color of the shell is yellowish white, clouded irregularly with orange-brown or light purple-brown blotches, with numerous chestnut spots on the striae. This species is found in the sublittoral zone of the Red Sea and the entire tropical Indo-Pacific Region. Linnaeus, C.. Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, genera, cum characteribus, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. Ii, 824 pp Sowerby, G. B. 1834. Conus. Pls 54-57 in Sowerby, G. B.. The Conchological Illustrations or coloured figures of all the hitherto unfigured recent shells.

London: G. B. Sowerby. Dufo, M. H. 1840. Observations sur les Mollusques marins, terrestres et fluviatiles des iles Séchelles et des Amirantes. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Paris 2 14, Zoologie: 45-80, 166-221 Satyamurti, S. T. 1952. Mollusca of Krusadai Is. I. Amphineura and Gastropoda. Bulletin of the Madras Government Museum, Natural History ns 1: 267 pp. 34 pls Gillett, K. & McNeill, F. 1959. The Great Barrier Reef and Adjacent Isles: a comprehensive survey for visitor and photographer. Sydney: Coral Press 209 pp. Shikama, T. 1970. On some noteworthy marine Gastropoda from southwestern Japan. Science Reports of the Yokohama National University 16: 19-27, 1 pl. Wilson, B. R. & Gillett, K. 1971. Australian Shells: illustrating and describing 600 species of marine gastropods found in Australian waters. Sydney: Reed Books 168 pp. Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. Coquillages de Polynésie. Tahiti: Papéete Les editions du pacifique, pp. 1–391. Cernohorsky, W. O. 1978. Tropical Pacific Marine Shells. Sydney: Pacific Publications 352 pp. 68 pls.

Kay, E. A. 1979. Hawaiian Marine Shells. Reef and shore fauna of Hawaii. Section 4: Mollusca. Honolulu, Hawaii: Bishop Museum Press Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special Publication Vol. 64 653 pp. Wilson, B. 1994. Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods. Kallaroo, WA: Odyssey Publishing Vol. 2 370 pp. Röckel, D. Korn, W. & Kohn, A. J. 1995. Manual of the Living Conidae. Volume 1: Indo-Pacific Region. Wiesbaden: Hemmen 517 pp. Puillandre N. Duda T. F. Meyer C. Olivera B. M. & Bouchet P.. One, four or 100 genera? A new classification of the cone snails. Journal of Molluscan Studies. 81: 1-23 The Conus Biodiversity website "Hermes nussatellus". Retrieved 16 January 2019. Cone Shells - Knights of the Sea