Dr. Raymond Langston is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama CSI, Crime Scene Investigation, portrayed by Laurence Fishburne. He joined the show in season 9, after the departure of Gil Grissom and his last name is taken from Fishburnes son, Langston who was in turn, named after the great African American writer Langston Hughes. Between the middle of season 9 and the end of season 11, he appeared in every episode and he appeared in 59 out of 60 episodes. In June 2011, it was announced that Fishburne did not renew his contract with the show, Raymond was an Army brat born in Seoul, South Korea, and consequently calls the sport of soccer by its more widely recognized name, football. His father, a soldier and a veteran of the Korean War, was a violent man, often involved in brawls off the battlefield, as a result. Raymond eventually obtained a degree and became a pathologist at a hospital. A co-worker at his hospital was an Angel of Death, murdering 27 patients, while Langston saw the evidence, he was never able to put it together.
He ultimately wrote a book about the experiences, titled In Front of my Eyes, Langston became a professor at West Las Vegas University, but continued to do pro bono work as a surgeon. It was in this capacity that he came into contact with the CSI team, as they were investigating a series of murders attributed to serial killer Nate Haskell, after the cases conclusion, Grissom encouraged Langston to join the Las Vegas Crime Lab as a Level 1 investigator. In the Season 9 episode The Grave Shift, Langston began his first day on the job and he received a cold welcome from David Hodges, who was still unhappy about Gil Grissoms departure, but who warms up to Langston after the latter demonstrates a cornmeal bomb. Nevertheless, the team accepts him as one of their own, in episodes, it is revealed that Langston has a number of interests, including blues music, and quickly befriended the like-minded Doc Al Robbins. In Deep Fried and Minty Fresh, it is revealed Langston knows some Mandarin Chinese and he is the only member of the team who rides a motorcycle to work.
Langston, despite his calm demeanor, occasionally takes cases personally, in his first case, he reprimanded a father for shouting at his son while the team was searching the boys room, earning a reprimand from Riley about keeping an emotional distance. In Mascara, one of his students who was planning on joining CSI is killed. He was forced to kill a suspect in self-defense in the Season 9 finale, All In and it was the first time he had taken a life in the line of duty. In episode No Way Out, he and fellow CSI Riley Adams are held hostage in the aftermath of a shootout in a quiet Las Vegas neighborhood in which Riley was able to disarm the suspect. By the Season 10 premiere episode, Langston has taken courses and has since been promoted to CSI Level 2. In the episode All That Cremains, it is revealed that he was married to a woman named Gloria, yet it is known from the CSI, NY Season 6 episode Hammer Down
Ubisoft Entertainment SA is a French multinational video game publisher, headquartered in Rennes, France. In March 1986, five brothers of the Guillemot family founded the game publisher, Ubisoft, in Carentoir. Yves Guillemot soon made deals with Electronic Arts, Sierra On-Line, by the end of the decade, Ubisoft began expanding to other markets, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. They entered the game distribution and wholesale markets, and by 1993 they had become the largest distributor of video games in France. In the early 1990s, Ubisoft initiated its in-house game development program and it became their administrative and commercial head office, even as the company continues to register its headquarters in Rennes. Ubisoft became a traded company in 1996 and continued its expansion around the globe, opening locations in Annecy, Montreal. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Ubisoft committed itself to online games by supporting Uru, Ages Beyond Myst, The Matrix Online, the publisher established an online division.
However, in February 2004, Ubisoft cancelled the portion of Uru. The company is noted for its teams of female game developers/testers, in March 2001, Gores Technology Group sold The Learning Companys entertainment division to them. The sale included the rights to properties such as the Myst. In July 2006, Ubisoft bought the Driver franchise from Atari for a sum of €19 million in cash for the franchise, technology rights, and most assets. In July 2008, Ubisoft made the acquisition of Hybride Technologies, in November 2008, Ubisoft acquired Massive Entertainment from Activision. In January 2013, Ubisoft acquired South Park, The Stick of Truth from THQ for $3.265 million, in December 2004, rival gaming corporation Electronic Arts purchased a 19. 9% stake in the firm, an action Ubisoft referred to as hostile on EAs part. Ubisoft announced plans in 2013 to invest $373 million into its Quebec operations over seven years, the publisher is investing in the expansion of its motion capture technologies, and consolidating its online games operations and infrastructure in Montreal.
The significant investment is expected to generate 500 jobs in Quebec over a seven-year period, by 2020, the company will employ more than 3,500 staff at its studios in Montreal and Quebec City. In March 2015, the set up a Consumer Relationship Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne. The centre is intended to integrate consumer support teams and community managers, Consumer Support and Community Management teams at the CRC are operational seven days a week. In October 2015, French mass media company Vivendi bought a 6% stake in Ubisoft, in February 2016, Ubisofts Yves Guillemot and his brother asked for more Canadian investors, to help prevent a hostile takeover by Vivendi
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 1)
The first season of CSI, Crime Scene Investigation premiered on CBS on October 6,2000, and ended on May 17,2001. The series stars William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger and its all change at the Las Vegas Crime Lab following the shooting death of Holly Gribbs, yet the team still find themselves tasked with solving the bizarre, the brutal, and the impossible. Meanwhile, Brown struggles with an addiction, Sidle adjusts to life in Las Vegas. Jorja Fox joins the main cast in the second episode and it was, filmed in 16,9, and the widescreen versions of the episodes are present on the Blu-ray release
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI, Crime Scene Investigation is a procedural forensics crime drama television series that premiered on CBS October 6,2000. The series, starring William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Laurence Fishburne, Ted Danson, the series concluded on September 27,2015, after 15 seasons, with a feature-length finale titled Immortality. The team is led by Gil Grissom, a socially-awkward forensic entomologist. Grissoms second-in-command, Catherine Willows, is a mother with a cops instinct. Born and raised in Vegas, Catherine was a stripper before being recruited into law enforcement, following Grissoms 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, and recruited to the FBI shortly thereafter. Russell is a man, a keen forensic botanist and a veteran of the Seattle Crime Lab. In the series season, Russell is reunited with his former partner Julie Finlay. During the 1990s, Anthony Zuiker caught producer Jerry Bruckheimers attention after writing his first movie script, Zuiker was convinced that there was a series in the concept, Bruckheimer agreed and arranged a meeting with the head of Touchstone Pictures.
The studios head at the time liked the script and presented it to ABC, NBC and Fox executives. The head of development at CBS saw potential in the script, and the network had a pay-or-play contract with actor William Petersen. The networks executives liked the pilot so much that they decided to include it in their 2000 schedule immediately, airing on Fridays after The Fugitive. Initially it was thought that CSI would benefit from The Fugitive, which was expected to be a hit, formerly a co-production with the now-defunct Alliance Atlantis Communications, that companys interest was bought by the investment firm GS Capital Partners, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs. CBS acquired AACs international distribution rights to the program, though the non-US DVD distribution rights did not change, the series is currently in syndication, and reruns are broadcast in the U. S. on the Spike and TV Land cable networks. 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.
Occasionally, the cast would still shoot on location in Las Vegas, other California locations include Verdugo Hills High School, UCLAs Royce Hall, Pasadena City Hall, and California State University, Los Angeles. While shooting took place primarily at Universal Studios in Universal City, California, CSIs theme song was, since season one, Who Are You, written by Pete Townshend with vocals by lead singer Roger Daltrey of The Who. In certain countries, to music licensing fees, a unique theme was used instead
Nicholas Nick Stokes is a fictional character from the CBS crime drama CSI, Crime Scene Investigation, portrayed by George Eads. He made his first screen appearance in the pilot, broadcast on October 6,2000. Eads is credited in 335 episodes of the series, nicholas Stokes was born in Dallas, Texas, to Judge Bill Stokes and lawyer Jillian Stokes as the youngest of seven children, with at least one brother. As a child, he showed athletic and academic potential and played football, overall, he had a happy childhood and a close relationship with his parents. Nicks father calls him Pancho and Nick, in turn, calls his father Cisco, during the conclusion of one episode, Gil Grissom uses the name to calm Nick while rescuing him from a coffin that was rigged with explosives. Nicks early life was not without pain, however, he was molested at age nine by a female babysitter, as a result, he often has difficulty investigating crimes committed against children. Nick attended Texas A&M University, where he pledged at a fraternity, after leaving college, he joined the Dallas Police Department and took a job with the crime lab, where he specialized in hair and fiber analysis.
Because of a feeling that he would not be able to match his parents considerable achievements, there, he found he could be his own man, and joined its successful CSI team under the leadership of Grissom in 1997. Nick has a natural empathy with the affected by the crimes he investigates, in contrast with many of his colleagues. On occasion, Nicks empathy causes friction with his colleague Warrick Brown and with his supervisor, Nick has a good command of Spanish, he frequently deals with cases involving Hispanics and the Latino community. In season six, Nick grows a moustache shaves it off and he has had a variety of hair cuts, such as a mop-top and a shaved head. In the season-five episode Grave Danger, Nick is kidnapped and buried alive in a glass coffin rigged with explosives and he was previously stalked by Nigel Crane, a cable technician, who threw him from a second-story window. His bad luck in relationships might be explained by a gag that whenever Nick is with a woman. For example, he has a stand with Kristi, and she is murdered that night.
Also and Catherine go to a club together, shortly after Nick meets a woman at the club, during breakfast with the team at a diner, Nick eyes a pretty waitress and stays behind to get her number, while Warrick leaves. In the season 13 episode Play Dead, Nick refers to a girlfriend in passing when talking to his dog, Catherine turns down an offer to move into Grissoms office and offers it to Nick. He accepts it after some thought, then, in turn, decides to share the space with Greg Sanders. Grissoms infamous fetal pig in a jar is placed in the room by Hodges, Nick is promoted to assistant supervisor after Sara Sidle advises Catherine that she needs a number two
Australasia, a region of Oceania, comprises Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. Charles de Brosses coined the term in Histoire des navigations aux terres australes and he derived it from the Latin for south of Asia and differentiated the area from Polynesia and the southeast Pacific. The bulk of Australasia sits on the Indo-Australian Plate, together with India, physiographically, Australasia includes New Zealand and Melanesia, New Guinea and neighbouring islands north and east of Australia in the Pacific Ocean. The designation is applied to all the lands and islands of the Pacific Ocean lying between the equator and latitude 47° south. Most of Australasia lies on the portion of the Indo-Australian Plate, flanked by the Indian Ocean to the west. Sometimes the term encompasses the island of New Guinea. Many organisations whose names include the prefix Australasian Society of, limit their scope of operation to just Australia and New Zealand.
In the past, Australasia has been used as a name for combined Australia/New Zealand sporting teams, examples include tennis between 1905 and 1915, when New Zealand and Australia combined to compete in the Davis Cup international tournament, and at the Olympic Games of 1908 and 1912. From an ecological perspective the Australasia ecozone forms a region with a common geologic and evolutionary history. In this context, Australasia is limited to Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, New Caledonia, the Wallace Line marks the biological divide from the Indomalaya ecozone of tropical Asia – Borneo and Bali lie on the western, Asian side. These three land masses have been separated from other continents, and from one another, for millions of years, all of Australasia shares the Antarctic flora, although the northern, tropical islands share many plants with Southeast Asia. Mainland Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania are separated from one another by shallow continental shelves and they share a similar fauna which includes marsupial and monotreme mammals and ratite birds.
Eucalypts are the predominant trees in much of Australia and New Guinea, New Zealand has no extant native land mammals aside from bats, but had ratite birds, including the kiwi and the extinct moa. Media related to Australasia at Wikimedia Commons
A personal computer is a multi-purpose electronic computer whose size and price make it feasible for individual use. PCs are intended to be operated directly by a end-user, rather than by an expert or technician. In the 2010s, PCs are typically connected to the Internet, allowing access to the World Wide Web, personal computers may be connected to a local area network, either by a cable or a wireless connection. In the 2010s, a PC may be, a multi-component desktop computer, designed for use in a location a laptop computer, designed for easy portability or a tablet computer. In the 2010s, PCs run using a system, such as Microsoft Windows, Linux. The very earliest microcomputers, equipped with a front panel, required hand-loading of a program to load programs from external storage. Before long, automatic booting from permanent read-only memory became universal, in the 2010s, users have access to a wide range of commercial software, free software and free and open-source software, which are provided in ready-to-run or ready-to-compile form.
Since the early 1990s, Microsoft operating systems and Intel hardware have dominated much of the computer market, first with MS-DOS. Alternatives to Microsofts Windows operating systems occupy a minority share of the industry and these include Apples OS X and free open-source Unix-like operating systems such as Linux and Berkeley Software Distribution. Advanced Micro Devices provides the alternative to Intels processors. PC is an initialism for personal computer, some PCs, including the OLPC XOs, are equipped with x86 or x64 processors but not designed to run Microsoft Windows. PC is used in contrast with Mac, an Apple Macintosh computer and this sense of the word is used in the Get a Mac advertisement campaign that ran between 2006 and 2009, as well as its rival, Im a PC campaign, that appeared in 2008. Since Apples transition to Intel processors starting 2005, all Macintosh computers are now PCs, the “brain” may one day come down to our level and help with our income-tax and book-keeping calculations.
But this is speculation and there is no sign of it so far, in the history of computing there were many examples of computers designed to be used by one person, as opposed to terminals connected to mainframe computers. Using the narrow definition of operated by one person, the first personal computer was the ENIAC which became operational in 1946 and it did not meet further definitions of affordable or easy to use. An example of an early single-user computer was the LGP-30, created in 1956 by Stan Frankel and used for science and it came with a retail price of $47, 000—equivalent to about $414,000 today. Introduced at the 1965 New York Worlds Fair, the Programma 101 was a programmable calculator described in advertisements as a desktop computer. It was manufactured by the Italian company Olivetti and invented by the Italian engineer Pier Giorgio Perotto, the Soviet MIR series of computers was developed from 1965 to 1969 in a group headed by Victor Glushkov
Fishburne became the first African American to portray Othello in a motion picture by a major studio when he appeared in Oliver Parkers 1995 film adaptation of the Shakespeare play. For his portrayal of Ike Turner in Whats Love Got to Do With It, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Two Trains Running, Fishburne starred in several cult classics, including Deep Cover and King of New York. In 2013, he portrayed Perry White in the Zack Snyder-directed Superman reboot Man of Steel and in 2016 reprised his role in Batman v Superman, Dawn of Justice. Fishburne was born in Augusta, the son of Hattie Bell, a high school mathematics and science teacher. After his parents divorced during his childhood, his mother moved him to Brooklyn, New York. Fishburnes father saw him once a month, Fishburne is a graduate of Lincoln Square Academy in New York, which closed in the 1980s. For most of his career, he was credited as Larry Fishburne.
In 1973, Fishburne had his first acting role portraying Joshua Hall on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live and he auditioned for the role of Michael Evans in the television series Good Times, but the role went to Ralph Carter. His most memorable role was in Cornbread, Earl and Me. He earned a role in Apocalypse Now, in which he played Tyrone Miller. When production began in March 1976, he was just 14 years old, filming took so long that he actually was 17 years old upon its completion. Fishburne spent much of the 1980s in and out of television, in the early 1980s, he worked as a bouncer at punk rock clubs. He had a role in the early 1980s movie Band of the Hand and he had a role in the 1984 movie The Cotton Club. Fishburne had a role as Cowboy Curtis on Paul Reubens CBS childrens television show Pee-wees Playhouse. He appeared in the M*A*S*H episode, The Tooth Shall Set You Free, in Spenser, For Hire, he was a guest star for the second-season episode Personal Demons. He appeared as a thug in Death Wish 2 and he appeared alongside Kevin Bacon in Quicksilver.
His stage work during the 1980s included Short Eyes, and Loose Ends, in 1987 he played a part in the third Nightmare On Elm Street film as a hospital orderly
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 9)
The ninth season of CSI, Crime Scene Investigation premiered on CBS on October 9,2008 and ended May 14,2009. The series stars William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger and Laurence Fishburne, as the team grieve for their fallen colleague, Grissom makes a life changing decision, during the ninth season of CSI. Raymond Langston face-to-face with the CSI team, meanwhile, investigates the happenings of a seedy motel over the course of a year, and Hodges and Wendy attend a sci-fi convention. William Petersen and Gary Dourdan both depart the main cast, and are replaced by Lauren Lee Smith and Laurence Fishburne, respectively
MobyGames is a commercial website which catalogs video games both past and present. As of October 2016, this includes over 200 gaming platforms and over 114,000 games, the site is supported by banner ads and by users paying to become patrons. The MobyGames database contains information on games and the people. Some individual developer profiles have biographical information, content is added on a volunteer crowdsourced basis, with all items tracked to a non-anonymous user account. The most commonly used sources are game packaging and manual or the game itself, registered users can rate and review any game entry, and the scores are aggregated into a single value. Users can create game have lists and want lists, which may be made public. This can generate another list of available for trade with other users. The site has an integrated forum, each listed game can have its own subforum. MobyGames was founded on March 1,1999, by Jim Leonard, Brian Hirt, Leonard had the idea of sharing information about electronic games with a larger audience.
The database began with entries for MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows games, on its second birthday, MobyGames started supporting other platforms, initially the leading consoles of the time such as the PlayStation, with older systems added later. MobyGames was nominated for a Webby Award for Best Games-Related Website by the International Academy of Digital Arts, in mid-2010, MobyGames was sold by its founders to GameFly for an undisclosed amount. As this was announced to the community post factum, a few major contributors left in protest. On December 18,2013, MobyGames was acquired by Jeremiah Freyholtz, owner of Blue Flame Labs, upon assuming control of the site, Blue Flame Labs reverted MobyGames interface to its pre-overhaul look and feel. Support for arcade coin-operated games was added in January 2014
The Nintendo DS or simply, DS, is a 32-bit dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo. The device went on sale in North America on November 21,2004, both screens are encompassed within a clamshell design similar to the Game Boy Advance SP. The Nintendo DS features the ability for multiple DS consoles to directly interact with each other over Wi-Fi within a short range without the need to connect to a wireless network. Alternatively, they could interact online using the now-closed Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service and its main competitor was Sonys PlayStation Portable as part of the seventh generation era. Prior to its release, the Nintendo DS was marketed as an experimental, third pillar in Nintendos console lineup, meant to complement the Game Boy Advance and GameCube. However, backward compatibility with Game Boy Advance titles and strong sales ultimately established it as the successor to the Game Boy series, on March 2,2006, Nintendo launched the Nintendo DS Lite, a slimmer and lighter redesign of the original Nintendo DS with brighter screens.
On November 1,2008, Nintendo released the Nintendo DSi, another redesign with several hardware improvements and new features. All Nintendo DS models combined have sold 154.02 million units, making it the best selling game console to date. The Nintendo DS line was succeeded by the Nintendo 3DS line in 2011, on November 13,2003, Nintendo announced that it would be releasing a new game product in 2004. The company did not provide details, but stated it would not succeed the Game Boy Advance or GameCube. On January 20,2004, the console was announced under the codename Nintendo DS. Nintendo released only a few details at that time, saying that the console would have two separate, 3-inch TFT LCD display panels, separate processors, and up to 1 gigabit of semiconductor memory. He expressed optimism that the DS would help put Nintendo back at the forefront of innovation, in March 2004, a document containing most of the consoles technical specifications was leaked, revealing its internal development name, Nitro.
In May 2004, the console was shown in prototype form at E32004, on July 28,2004, Nintendo revealed a new design that was described as sleeker and more elegant than the one shown at E3 and announced Nintendo DS as the devices official name. On September 20,2004, Nintendo announced that the Nintendo DS would be released in North America on November 21,2004 for US$149.99. It was set to release on December 2,2004 in Japan, on February 24,2005 in Australia, the console was released in North America with a midnight launch event at Universal CityWalk EB Games in Los Angeles, California. The console was launched quietly in Japan compared to the North America launch, the Nintendo DS was seen by many analysts to be in the same market as Sonys PlayStation Portable, although representatives from both companies have said that each system targets a different audience. At one point, Time magazine awarded the DS a Gadget of the Week award, at the time of its release in the United States, the Nintendo DS retailed for US $149.99