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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation referred to as CSI and CSI: Las Vegas, is an American procedural forensics crime drama television series which ran on CBS from October 6, 2000, to September 27, 2015, spanning 15 seasons. The series starred William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Ted Danson, Laurence Fishburne, Elisabeth Shue, Jorja Fox and was the first in the CSI franchise; the series concluded with a feature-length finale titled "Immortality". Mixing deduction and character-driven drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation follows a team of crime-scene investigators, employed by the Las Vegas Police Department, as they use physical evidence to solve murders; the team is led by Gil Grissom, a awkward forensic entomologist and career criminalist, promoted to CSI supervisor following the death of a trainee investigator. Grissom's second-in-command, Catherine Willows, is a single mother with a cop's instinct. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Catherine was a stripper before being recruited into law enforcement and training as a blood-spatter specialist.

Following Grissom's departure during the ninth season of the series, Catherine is promoted to supervisor. After overseeing the training of new investigator Raymond Langston, Willows is replaced by D. B. Russell, recruited to the FBI shortly thereafter. Russell is a family man, a keen forensic botanist, a veteran of the Seattle Crime Lab. In the series' 12th season, Russell is reunited with his former partner Julie Finlay, like Catherine, is a blood-spatter expert with an extensive knowledge of criminal psychology. With the rest of the team, they work to tackle Las Vegas's growing crime rate and are on the job 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting the evidence, finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery. During the 1990s, Anthony Zuiker caught producer Jerry Bruckheimer's attention after writing his first movie script. Zuiker was convinced; the studio's head at the time liked the spec script and presented it to ABC, NBC, Fox executives, who decided to pass. The head of drama development at CBS saw potential in the script, the network had a pay-or-play contract with actor William Petersen, who said he wanted to do the CSI pilot.

The network's executives liked the pilot so much, they decided to include it in their 2000 schedule airing on Fridays after The Fugitive. After CBS picked up the show, the Disney-owned Touchstone decided to pull out of the project, as they didn't want to spend so much money producing a show for another network. Instead of the intended effect of making CBS cancel the show, Bruckheimer was able to convince Alliance Atlantis to step in as a producer, saving the show and adding CBS as another producer. CSI was thought to benefit from The Fugitive, expected to be a hit, but by the end of 2000, CSI had a much larger audience. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and CBS Productions, which became CBS Paramount Television in the fall of 2006 and CBS Television Studios three years later. A co-production with the now-defunct Alliance Atlantis Communications, that company's interest was bought by the investment firm GS Capital Partners, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs.

CBS acquired AAC's international distribution rights to the program, though the non-US DVD distribution rights did not change. The series is in syndication, reruns are broadcast in the U. S. on Oxygen and the USA Network on cable, with Ion Television holding the broadcast syndication rights. The show has aired in reruns on the USA Network since January 14, 2011; the CSI catalog has been exclusive to the whole NBC Universal portfolio since September 2014, after several years with Viacom Media Networks' Spike and TV Land. CSI was shot at Rye Canyon, a corporate campus owned by Lockheed Martin situated in the Valencia area of Santa Clarita, but after episode 11, filming shifted to the Santa Clarita Studios chosen for its similarity to the outskirts of Las Vegas; the cast still shot on location in Las Vegas, although Las Vegas was used for second unit photography such as exterior shots of streets. Other California locations include Verdugo Hills High School, UCLA's Royce Hall, Pasadena City Hall, California State University, Los Angeles.

While shooting took place at Universal Studios in Universal City, Santa Clarita's surroundings had proven so versatile, CSI still shot some outdoor scenes there. CSI's theme song was, since the last episode of season one, "Who Are You," written by Pete Townshend with vocals by lead singer Roger Daltrey of The Who. Daltrey made a special appearance in the season-seven episode "Living Legend," which contained many musical references such as the words "Who's next" on a dry-erase board in the episode's opening sequence. In certain countries, to avoid music licensing fees, a unique theme was used, instead. Throughout the series, music played an important role. Mogwai was heard during

Reg Vardy Band

The Reg Vardy Band is a brass band based in North East England. Since 1958 the band has been nationally graded as a Championship Section band and has won the North of England Brass Band Championships 36 times since that time. In August 2016 it was announced that the band would return to its former name of the Ever Ready Band after the 2016 national brass band championships; the Band was formed in 1910 as the Craghead Colliery Band. The band provided recreational activity for the miners in the village of County Durham. In the early 1950s, Eric Cunningham became resident conductor of the band. Eric's first appointment was as Bandmaster of the Craghead Colliery Band at the age of 29; the band qualified for the 1953 second section finals in London. The steady progress continued seeing the band compete at London in five second section finals in six years. 1958 saw the band promoted to the Championship Section and after a settling in period the band qualified for the National Finals for the first time in 1963.

1968 saw Craghead Colliery to be one of the first North East Coal Mines to close. There are no working Coal Mines in the North East. Much of the workforce found employment at the newly opened Ever Ready Batteries and Electronics factory in the nearby village of Tanfield Lea. By the end of 1968, Ever Ready had given the band a new home; the band became known as The Ever Ready Band. Between 1972 and 1982 the band won eleven consecutive regional championships, which included five hat tricks. Other highlights included winning the title of BBC Band of the Year in 1974 and gaining 4th prize at The British Open in 1987. At this time, The Ever Ready Band dominated North East brass band competitions and the band became well known for their high standards of musicianship; the now famous scarlet tunics were seen at major concert venues throughout the United Kingdom. The Ever Ready factory closed in 1992 and the Band became self-supporting, whilst retaining the famous Ever Ready name in token only; the high standards of musicianship were maintained despite a lack of sponsorship which placed a financial burden on both the players and officials.

The Band did find a new permanent home not far from its original roots of Craghead Village, in the centre of Stanley, County Durham, where through fundraising and financial help from the players, the band was able to purchase an old Salvation Army Hall. During March 2003, the band signed a sponsorship deal with the motor retailer, The Reg Vardy Group; this helped to ensure the financial security of the band. After 36 years, the band changed their name to The Reg Vardy Band; the partnership with Reg Vardy has helped the band through another period of success where they achieved seven Northern Area titles, third place, two fourth placings, fifth and a sixth-place finish at Brass In Concert, a third place and a sixth place at The International Masters and three consecutive top ten finishes at the British Open. The band's greatest achievement so far was gaining third prize at the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2004; this led to the band being invited to represent England in the 2005 World Championships held in Kerkrade, the Netherlands where the band claimed fifth prize.

In January 2006, The Reg Vardy Group was sold to Pendragon. Sir Peter Vardy has always taken a great interest in the band's progress and development and maintained strong links with the management committee; because of this, the band's sponsorship continues through The Vardy Foundation with the band maintaining the name of Sir Peter's father, Reg Vardy, a supporter of the Ever Ready Band some years ago. Our links with Sir Peter have allowed the band to become involved with the Emmanuel Schools Foundation where the band perform concerts at the four schools in Gateshead, Blyth and Thorne near Doncaster; the band provides master classes with young brass players from the schools helping them to develop into what we hope will be brass players of the future. This is a project; the band appears in major concert venues throughout the UK and have recorded 4 major CDs including'Cool'. The Reg Vardy Band has formed a partnership with renowned conductor Ray Farr, Conductor in Residence at Durham University.

This partnership has seen the band become Durham University's Brass Band in residence. With this involvement, the band has performed at many pioneering concerts with famous names such as Elgar Howarth, Roy Newsome and Dr John Pickard; the Band support Ray with conducting master classes. Website

Edmond Heelan

Edmond Heelan was an Irish-born clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Sioux City from 1920 until his death in 1948. Edmond Heelan was born in County Limerick, to John and Anne Heelan, he studied philosophy and theology at All Hallows College in Dublin, was ordained to the priesthood on June 24, 1890. He came to the United States, where he became a curate and rector at St. Raphael's Cathedral in Dubuque, Iowa, he was pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Fort Dodge from 1897 to 1919. On December 21, 1918, Heelan was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Sioux City and Titular Bishop of Gerasa by Pope Benedict XV, he received his episcopal consecration on April 8, 1919 from Archbishop James Keane, with Bishops James J. Davis and Patrick McGovern serving as co-consecrators; as an auxiliary, he served as rector of the Cathedral of the Epiphany. Following the death of Bishop Philip Joseph Garrigan, Heelan was named the second Bishop of Sioux City on March 8, 1920. During his nearly thirty-year tenure, he guided the diocese through the Great Depression and World War II, expanded Catholic education.

He died at age 80

La-La (Means I Love You)

"La-La" is an R&B/soul song by American vocal group The Delfonics. Released on January 26, 1968 by Philly Groove Records, the song was written by Thom Bell and William Hart, produced by Bell and Stan Watson; the song was a number four U. S. Billboard pop, number two R&B in 1968, number 19 UK pop single in 1971; the song is one of the Delfonics' most enduring recordings and their best loved, seeing a number of cover versions as well. The song was featured in Crooklyn, it appeared in Quentin Tarantino's 1997 film, Jackie Brown. Nicolas Cage sang this song to Téa Leoni in The Family Man. In 2004, rapper Ghostface Killah sampled "La-La" for his song "Holla" from his album, The Pretty Toney Album. Swing Out Sister covered the song on their 1994 album, The Living Return, Prince covered the song for his 1996 album, Emancipation. Egyptian rock group Les Petits Chats released a version b/w "With a Little Help from My Friend" in 1971 on the Sono Cairo label. Alton Ellis and the Flames recorded a rocksteady version in 1968 on the Jamaican Supersonics label.

Booker T. & the M. G.'s covered an instrumental version of the song in Soul Limbo. The Jackson 5 covered the song in their 1970 album, ABC. Todd Rundgren covered the song in A Wizard, a True Star. Samantha Sang covered "La-La" on Emotion. Minnesota band. Tatsuro Yamashita covered the song on Joy: Tatsuro Yamashita Live; the Cantonese version of the song was sung by Grasshopper in 1992. Swing Out Sister covered the song in their 1994 album The Living Return; the Manhattan Transfer covered the song in their 1995 album Tonin' Prince covered the song in his 1996 album Emancipation, retitling the song "La, La, La Means Love U"

Alif (TV series)

Alif, is a 2019 Pakistani spiritual/romance drama TV series created by Sana Shahnawaz and Samina Humayun Saeed under their newly formed production house Epic Entertainment. It is written by Umera Ahmed directed by Haseeb Hassan, it stars Sajal Aly, Kubra Khan and Ahsan Khan in leading roles. Alif revolves around the journey of a rebellious film-maker and a struggling actress, both having disturbed pasts, it shows how both come-across the same path and understand the terminology of the alphabet Alif illustrating the bond of an individual with his God. The drama serial premiered on 5 October 2019 in Pakistan, with the prime slot of 8:00 pm PST / 20:00 GMT every Saturdays on Geo TV; the First episode of serial received positive reviews critics praising the location and cinematography of serial. Manzar Sehbai.. Abdul Aala Hamza Ali Abbasi.. Qalb-E-Momin Sajal Aly.. Momina Sultan Kubra Khan.. Husn-E-Jahan Ahsan Khan.. Taha Abdul Aala Saleem Mairaj.. Sultan Shah Osman Khalid Butt.. Faisal Khan Pehlaaj Hassan..

Child Momin Fareeha Raza.. Aqsa Musaddiq Malik.. Daud Sadaf Kanwal.. Neha Shakeel Hussain Khan.. Akhter Yashma Gill.. Shelly Lubna Aslam.. Suraiyya Hina Ashfaq.. Tina Hadi bin Arshad.. Jahangir Nida Mumtaz.. Mumtaz Begum Salman Saeed.. Abbas Saife Hassan.. Master Ibrahim George Fulton.. Cliff Hector Fahad Ahmed.. Husn-e-Jahan's Brother Umer Darr as Shakooor [[Shuja Haider#Television 2|Shuja Haider.. Himself Arjumand Azhar.. Khalid "Alif touches upon the questions you ask yourself. "You’ll see how the lives of all the characters are connected with this single alphabet". The principal photography began in June 2018, with initial filming in Turkey

Liu Shangkun

Liu Shangkun is a Chinese football player who plays for China League One side Liaoning Whowin. Liu Shangkun joined Shandong Luneng Football Academy in 2007. In 2011, Liu joined Tianjin Songjiang in the China League One after unsuccessful trial with Guangzhou Evergrande, Shenyang Dongjin and Hunan Billows. In November 2012, Liu transferred to Chinese Super League side Wuhan Zall, he made his Super League debut for Wuhan on 13 April 2013 in a game against Changchun Yatai,coming on as a substitute for Yao Hanlin in the 91st minute. On 7 January 2016, Liu transferred to his hometown club Liaoning Whowin. Statistics accurate as of match played 3 November 2018. Liu Shangkun at Soccerway