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Clyde steamer

The Clyde steamer is a passenger service on the River Clyde in Scotland, running from Glasgow downstream to Rothesay and other towns, a journey known as going doon the watter. The era of the Clyde steamer began in August 1812 with the first successful commercial steamboat service in Europe, when Henry Bell's Comet began a passenger service on the River Clyde between Glasgow and Greenock; the Comet undertook her official trial run on 6 August 1812. Henry Bell himself was on board along with John Robertson, maker of Comet's engine and William McKenzie a schoolmaster in Helensburgh, acting as skipper. According to the Glasgow Courier newspaper two days the journey was completed in three and a half hours. After this success, other operators sprang up in competition and the Firth of Clyde became immensely popular with holidaymakers. By 1900 there were over 300 Clyde Steamers operating and going doon the watter was still in full swing in the early 1960s. Competition from new forms of holiday travel brought the era to a close, but PS Waverley continues to provide the leisurely delights of Clyde steamer excursions.

From the outset steamboat services were aimed at holidaymakers, with a stop at Helensburgh bringing passengers to Bell's Baths Hotel. Within ten years there were nearly fifty steamers on the Firth of Clyde, sailing as far as Largs and Inveraray, the Glasgow Magistrates had introduced a five-pound fine for services running late to prevent "the Masters of Steam Boats, from improper competition and rivalship, postponing their departure for considerable and uncertain periods, after the times they had intimated to the Public". Steamer services were introduced onto the inland lochs, with the Marion appearing on Loch Lomond in 1816. With the rapid industrialisation and population growth of 19th century Glasgow great numbers were eager to be released from the grimy city on Fast Days and during the annual Glasgow Fair week, went on a cruise down the Clyde to clean unspoilt scenery. Tiny villages with a stone jetty, soon became resorts with wooden piers and villas and public houses. Local residents would let out rooms, boarding houses developed.

Established towns like Dunoon and Rothesay became major resorts. The wealthy built sandstone villas at places like Kilcreggan and Innellan to which they could commute daily, or weekly, during the summer; the first turbine powered merchant vessel, the Clyde steamer TS King Edward, was built in 1901. Her successor, the TS Queen Mary of 1933, was a floating restaurant on the River Thames in London until 2009, she was rescued by the Friends of TS Queen Mary, she is now being renovated on the Clyde inpreperation for becoming a static venue The PS Waverley, built in 1947, is the last survivor of these fleets, the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. This ship sails a full season of cruises every year from places around Britain, has sailed across the English Channel for a visit to commemorate the 1940 sinking of her predecessor at the Battle of Dunkirk; the 1900 steamer SS Sir Walter Scott still sails on Loch Katrine, while on Loch Lomond the PS Maid of the Loch is being restored. The journey down the Clyde to Rothesay is immortalised in the song "The Day we Went to Rothesay O".

McCrorie, Clyde Pleasure Steamers: An Illustrated History, Greenock: Orr, Pollock, ISBN 978-1-869850-00-5 History of the Waverley - Clyde Waterfront Heritage -

The Judds

The Judds were an American country music duo composed of Naomi Judd and her daughter, Wynonna Judd. The duo signed to RCA Records in 1983 and released six studio albums between and 1991; the Judds were one of the most successful acts in country music history, winning five Grammy Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, eight Country Music Association awards. They had 25 singles on the country music charts between 1983 and 2000, of which 14 went to No. 1. After eight successful years as a duet, the Judds ceased performing in 1991 after Naomi was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Soon after, Wynonna embarked on a successful solo career; the two have reunited for special tours, the most recent of which began in late 2010. Naomi Judd was born Diana Ellen Judd on January 11, 1946, in Kentucky, she played piano at her local church. At age 17, she married Michael Ciminella, with whom she had Christina Ciminella, who would change her name to Wynonna Judd. After Diana's parents divorced and her daughter moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1968, lived on welfare after she and Michael divorced in 1972.

By 1979, Diana and her daughter moved back to Tennessee. Diana renamed herself Naomi and began playing music with her daughter, who sang lead and played guitar. At the same time, Naomi began studying to be a nurse. Naomi was a dogged promoter of the act, was propositioned, sexually harassed and dismissed when she tried to promote the act using a tape produced for $30 to Nashville music producers and to anyone who would listen. In 1983, they got their big break when Naomi convinced a record producer whose child she had cared for as a nurse to come to her home and listen to the act; the producer was "charmed" and the duo was signed by RCA and Curb. The Judds' first release for RCA/Curb was an extended play titled Naomi; the release consisted of six songs. First was "Had a Dream", a song written by Dennis Linde and cut by Elvis Presley as the B-side to his 1976 single "Hurt"; the Judds' rendition was their first entry on the Hot Country Songs charts, where it peaked at No. 17. Next was "Mama. In mid-1984, this song became the first of eight consecutive No. 1 singles for the duo on the country music charts, while earning the duo its first Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal the following year.

The Judds' first full-length studio album, Why Not Me, was issued in 1984. Steve Huey of Allmusic wrote that the album "took its place as a classic of modern country, establishing the Judds as spokeswomen for a new generation of female country music fans." Three singles were issued from it: the title track, which earned a second Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, followed by "Girls Night Out" and "Love Is Alive". The album went on to sell a million copies in the United States. Rockin' with the Rhythm accounted for four more singles. First was "Have Mercy", which held the No. 1 position on Hot Country Songs for two weeks, making it their only song to hold that position for more than a single week. "Grandpa" came next. Released in February 1985, the song won both a third Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, along with Grammy Award for Best Country Song, both awarded in 1987. Following these were "Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain" and "Cry Myself to Sleep".1987's Heartland was led off by another Elvis Presley cover "Don't Be Cruel", featuring backing vocals from The Jordanaires.

Huey described this album than its predecessors. "I Know Where I'm Going", "Maybe Your Baby's Got the Blues", "Turn It Loose" were released from this compilation, followed in 1988 by two tracks off their Greatest Hits package: "Give a Little Love" and "Change of Heart", the latter of which accounted for their fourth Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. River of Time, issued in 1989, became their first disc not to reach the summit of the Top Country Albums charts. Despite its lower sales, it accounted for their last No 1 hits "Young Love" and "Let Me Tell You About Love", the latter of which featured Carl Perkins on lead guitar; the latter singles were less successful, with "Guardian Angels" becoming their first single since "Had a Dream" not to make Top 10 of the country charts. Huey noted that at this point in the Judds' career, the personalities of Wynonna and Naomi began to differ: "Naomi was the extroverted stage presence, the sometime songwriter, the ambitious businesswoman who steered the group's career and pushed her daughter to keep realizing her talent.

Wynonna--despite her quiet, reserved demeanor--was a prodigiously talented vocal stylist who grew surer of herself with every passing release and rebelled more and more forcefully against her mother's direction." Amid speculation that the two would disband, they released their last full studio album, Love Can Build a Bridge, in 1990. From it came "Born to Be Blue" and the title track, written by Naomi along with Paul Overstreet and John Barlow Jarvis. "Love Can Build a Bridge" was their last single to receive Grammy Awards, once again for Country Song and Best Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. This album was promoted by a farewell tour. Ending the original segment of their career was Greatest Hits Volume Two, it accounted for the single "John Deere Tractor" found on Wynonna & Naomi. Following their disbanding, Wynonna Judd signed to MCA Records and Curb Records between 1992 and 1997, followed by just Curb from onward, she charted over 25 singles


Microsociology is one of the main levels of analysis of sociology, concerning the nature of everyday human social interactions and agency on a small scale: face to face. Microsociology is based on interpretative analysis rather than statistical or empirical observation, shares close association with the philosophy of phenomenology. Methods include symbolic ethnomethodology. Macrosociology, by contrast, concerns the social structure and broader systems. Microsociology exists both as an umbrella term for perspectives which focus on agency, such as Max Weber's theory of social action, as a body of distinct techniques in American sociology; the term was conceived by Georges Gurvitch in 1939, borrowing the term from the micro-physics and referring to the irreducible and unstable nature of everyday forms of sociality. It provided an extra dimension between the studies of social psychology and social anthropology—focusing more on individual interaction and thinking within groups, rather than just large social group/societal behaviour.

At the micro level, social status and social roles are the most important components of social structure. Microsociology forms an important perspective in many fields of study, including modern psychosocial studies, conversational analysis and human-computer interaction. Microsociology continues to have a profound influence on research in all human fields under other names; some have considered that face-to-face interaction can be studied in at least three distinct ways: psychology. Erving Goffman however saw a central tension between Durkheimian approaches, those drawn from ethology in respect of interpersonal ritual. Erving Goffman's Theories of Social Interaction challenged other sociologists to redirect their focus to the questionable aspects of social behavior. Contrary to Erving Goffman's theory, David Émile Durkheim believed that advanced methodological principles should guide sociologists and that they should research Social fact. Sartre, in his work on the phenomenology of social dynamics, Critique of Dialectical Reason, written in the late 1950s, called microsociology the only valid theory of human relations.

Jürgen Habermas and Pierre Bourdieu are two more recent theorists who have put microsociological concepts to good use in their works. The famous psychiatrist, R. D. Laing, was much influenced by Garfinkel's ideas on "degradation ceremonies". Another famous English writer/polymath, influenced by the ideas of studying the minutea of human social action is Jonathan Miller. Key issues and principles of the microsociology, such as human relations, face-to-face interaction, interpretive/qualitative analysis and empathy, micro-level analysis, human behavior, micro-community, everyday human life, human context, focus on agency, have influenced and still influences today the social work theory and practice, having a crucial role in the emergence of humanistic social work, as response to the structural and systemic social work, which theoretically originates from macrosociology or mesosociology; this is why Malcolm Payne considers microsociology a fundamental theoretical-methodological source of this postmodern and innovative orientation from the contemporary social work of the humanistic social work practice.

Research begins by evaluating the social life of the individuals with the goal of showing the reciprocal relationship between events/actions and the nature of the societal context in which they occur. Empirical evidence from recorded conversations and the microsociology of emotion has proved of particular interest to students of interaction ritual. Turner, Jonathan H. Sociology Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ. 2006. Thomas Scheff,'Microsociology'


Kasnia or Kaznia is a fictional country which appears in the DC animated universe. It appears to be located in the Balkans, to alternate between peace and a civil war between Northern and Southern factions; the religion of the royal family appeared to be Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Kaznia first appears in the premiere episode of Superman: The Animated Series, "The Last Son Of Krypton". At this point, it appears to be ruled by a "Regent", who makes a secret deal with Lex Luthor to acquire a prototype of LexCorp's new military battlesuit; because Kaznia is under a trade embargo, the transaction is carried out by staging a theft from Lexcorp using a team of hired mercenaries, led by John Corben. Superman's fight with Corben in the suit marks his high-profile debut in Metropolis, it was featured in the first issue of Superman Adventures, the comic book based on the series, where Lex Luthor deploys an android Superman imposter to attack the Kaznian embassy both to discredit Superman and instigate Kaznian-U.

S. Problems. Superman, after destroying the fake, confronts Luthor and forces him to make a public statement admitting responsibility, as well as appropriate a large amount of money to repair the embassy. In Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, a faction of the Kasnian military attempts to purchase a large number of high-tech weapons from Gotham mobsters The Penguin, Rupert Thorne, the assassin Bane; the Kasnians never receive these arms and intended to retaliate against the Penguin and Thorne for cheating them. Kasnia makes several appearances in the Justice Justice League Unlimited animated series. In the Season 2 episode "Maid of Honor", the country becomes the vehicle for a plot by Vandal Savage, he manipulates Kasnia's substantial contribution to an International Space Station to mount an orbital weapon. After becoming affianced to Princess Audrey, the heir to the throne, Savage has the current incumbent, King Gustav and takes the throne in Audrey's name. After the Justice League foiled Savage's plot, their marriage was ended, either through divorce or annulment, Audrey, as Queen, resolved to be a more conscientious ruler than her father.

By the episode "Hawk and Dove", a North-South civil war had erupted, was further exacerbated when the overwhelmed Northern Kasnians were given a mobile battlesuit by the Greek god Ares. Though the Northerners and Southerners stopped fighting when they realized they were being manipulated by the god, it was clear that they intended to resume hostilities later. Subsequently, in "The Great Brain Robbery", Kasnia had reunified and joined the European Union, adopting the Euro as its official currency; the Secret Society attempted to steal a shipment of Euros as they were being transported into the country. In the same episode, a location in Kasnia is listed at the coordinates 45°9'8" N, 19°58'13" E; this would seem to locate the nation in the autonomous region of Vojvodina, Serbia, in northern Serbia. The second coordinate is unclear: although it appears to be 19°58'13", the "8" is obscured, could be a "9" or "0". In "Rebirth", the pilot episode of Batman Beyond, the Kasnian ambassador, Vilmos Egans appears in Gotham to do business with Derek Powers.

Wayne-Powers has developed a lethal nerve gas. When Terry McGinnis's father, a Wayne-Powers employee, tried to expose the project, he was murdered on Powers's orders, causing Terry to become the new Batman. Another Batman Beyond reference to Kasnia is in the episode "Spellbound", where the auction house director is locking up the "Princess Audrey Collection" of dresses. Kasnia appears in season three episode "Suicidal Tendencies" of the CW TV series Arrow. After Diggle and Lyla remarry, Amanda Waller interrupts their honeymoon to recruit them for a Suicide Squad mission to rescue Senator Cray from a kidnapping in the Republic of Kasnia; the kidnapping turns out to be a ruse by Cray. The mission ends with Diggle, Lyla and Lawton killing all the mercenaries and saving the hostages. Floyd Lawton, a.k.a. Deadshot sacrifices himself in the explosion caused by the explosives-rigged by Cray's mercenaries. Kasnia appears in season six episode “Deathstroke Returns”. After meeting back up with Oliver on Lian Yu, Slade Wilson tracks his son from Calgary to Kasnia.

Finding out that his son is dead, Slade drugs goes after The Jackals. Only does he find out that his son is living and is leading this dangerous group. In the season six episode twenty-one "Docket No. 11-19-41-73", John Diggle rescues Christopher Chance from Kasnia to testify at Oliver's court trial, where Chance wears Tommy Merlyn's mask and confesses being the "Green Arrow". Kaznia appears in the season two premiere "The Adventures of Supergirl" of the CW TV series Supergirl, the assassin John Corben is described as having links to "Kaznian terrorists". In the season four premiere "American Alien," Supergirl visits Kaznia in a montage of her acting as a superhero internationally. After this montage, she shows up a few moments late for a press conference with the President of the United States and tells James Olsen that she's sorry she's late, but "comes bearing gifts." She hands him a bottle of vodka, which prompts him to ask if she was in Russia. She replies that she was in Kaznia, it is revealed that Supergirl's Harun-El- created double is in Kaznia.

The country is featured prominently in season four episode sixteen entitled “The House

Moby Dick (2010 film)

Moby Dick is a 2010 film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. The film is an Asylum production, stars Barry Bostwick as Captain Ahab, it stars Renee O'Connor, Michael B. Teh, Adam Grimes and is directed by Trey Stokes. On November 20, 1969, 50 miles off Soviet waters, the USS Acushnet dives under the ice. A young Ahab listens to sonar for enemy submarines when he detects an unknown target; when the captain listens, he hears nothing. The target dives into a trench, but the captain abandons his search in favor of photographing the target; the target attacks the submarine. The sub is brought to the icy surface, the target identifies itself as a gigantic, whale-like creature. Ahab survives, but loses his left leg to the beast when it hauls the other half of the sub back underwater. In the present day, Dr. Michelle Herman and her assistant Pip test a whale song generator when the USS Pequod surfaces behind them and Lieutenant Commander Starbuck, the executive officer, persuades them to come aboard.

In the sub, Starbuck tells them about several attacks in which eyewitnesses all report seeing an enormous whale. Although Michelle explains that the whale song generator needs a recorded whale vocalization, Captain Ahab comes to the deck and gives her the recording he took of Moby Dick back in 1969. Although Michelle disagrees on joining a Navy sub with the intent of killing an animal, she has no choice. In San Diego, Captain Boomer is told by his superiors of suspicious activity revolving around the Pequod, he is assigned to investigate, thanks to a survivor from a recent attack by the White Whale, he comes to the conclusion that Ahab is on the hunt for Moby Dick. Meanwhile, the USS Essex is searching for the Pequod off Hawaii; when they go to active sonar, it attracts the attention of the wandering Moby Dick. The Essex engages what appears to be the sub they were searching for, but realizes too late that their adversary is biological just before the sub is destroyed by a torpedo it shot; the Pequod comes to their location with no sign of the whale, but encounter the corpses of the Essex's crew.

Rousing his crew with a speech, Ahab moves on to search for the beast. A helicopter in search of the Pequod encounters it; as the helicopter engages them, the sub fires a nuke at the unknown target, but the confused helicopter crew tell them they shot a school of giant squid just before they are swallowed alive by Moby Dick. The whale attacks the S. S. Rachel, a cruise liner, when the Pequod intervenes with Michelle's whale-song generator. This, causes the whale to attack them, subsequently destroying a fin on the Pequod; the sub fires a harpoon made from the Acushnet's hull on top of Moby Dick's eye, which forces him to dive deeper, dragging the Pequod with it. As the water pressure begins to damage the hull, the line snaps and Starbuck forces the ship to surface. Moby Dick surfaces too, the Pequod, along with the help of Boomer in a helicopter, forces the whale into an atoll; the sub gets trapped in shallow water, three boats are sent out to face the whale with guns and Ahab's harpoon. Moby Dick forces the survivors onto the island's shores.

The whale attacks them again. Ahab fires his harpoon at the whale's other eye. Moby Dick destroys the boat; the remaining crew of the Pequod, including Starbuck, Pip, follow Ahab's orders and fire nukes at the island. Moby Dick crushes the Pequod just as the island explodes; the White Whale survives to wreak havoc another day. Barry Bostwick as Captain Ahab Renee O'Connor as Dr. Michelle Herman Jay Gillespie as Young Ahab Michael B. Teh as Queequeg Adam Grimes as Starbuck Cindi Arrata as Lt. Vanessa Carlos Antonio as Captain Macey Matt Lagan as Capt. John "Boomer" Enderby Jay Beyers as Young Boomer Dean Kreyling as Admiral De Deer Carlos Javier Castillo as Cabaco Oliver Rayon as Bulkington Durant Fowler as Doughby Michael Gaglio as XO / Millard Davis Bart Baggett as Lt. Flask Derrick Scott as Pip Carl Watts as Captain Pollard Kevin Sumethasorn as Archy Kevin Allen as Pilot Jett Turner as Essex Sonar Jeff Jones as Seaman #1 Official website Moby Dick on IMDb

Donald Robertson (producer)

Donald "XL" Robertson is a hip-hop Recording artist & producer and entrepreneur born and raised in New Orleans. Donald XL Robertson was exposed to soul, Funk & Jazz music at a young age raised in The Big Easy a city known for its rich jazz and Bounce music heritage, he was introduced to Hip Hop by his parents Donald "Duck" Robertson Sr.& Barbara Robertson when they brought home "Rappers Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang. XL's original Rap name was DJ Jazzy D, although he had changed it to XL after he had joined BIg Boogie to form the New Orleans-based rap group Strictly Business, he chose the name would always say "why do anything if your not going to do it Xtra Large" Donald XL Robertson has produced and performed for many groups and solo artists since the mid 90's. These include notable tracks for artist such as Master P. Silkk the Shocker C-Murder 504 Boyz Mia X Juvenile Mos Def Curren$y Kanary Diamonds Brandy Norwood" Camouflage Remix and many more. Solo albums"That's The Business" "He Did That Instrumental Volume 1" "It's Like This" "Strickly Business" "Strickly Business Reloaded" "Jumpin Porches" "Amplified" "Lookin 4 A Grown Woman" "Be Free" "The Un-Intelligent" "Camouflage" Remix by Brandy "I Get It In" Remix by Omarion ft Gucci Mane "Professional" Remix by Play ft Ray J & Chyna Whyte "Camouflage" Remix by Brandy ft Lok Akim "Camouflage" Remix by Brandy ft Mia X "I Am" by Mary J. Blige additional production by Brigg Sterns "I Am" by Mary J. Blige ft Mia X additional production by Brigg Sterns "To be Real" by Mary J. Blige ft Mia X "The Christmas Collection" "I'm Looking for a Grown Woman" "I Rise" "Mirror Mirror" "Off Top" "Hateful Girls" "I'm Killin'em "It Is What It Is" "Ironnman" "Kids Creative Movement" "Do What I Want" "I Got A Message To Say" "Could It Be" "I Rock" "The Tru Story: Continued" C-Murder "Start The Conversation" "Reality Check" Juvenile "No Limit Greatest Hits" "The Truest Shit I Ever Said" C-Murder "Syrenz" "The Source Presents: Hip Hop Hits, Vol. 10 "The Best of Silkk the Shocker" Silkk the Shocker "Rush The Dance Floor" "Goodbye So Long" "Runaway" "Follow Me" "Instrument Of Praise" "All Things" "The Game Of Love" "The Return" "Nocona Stomp" "Nolia Clap" "Good Side, Bad Side" Master P "Good Side Bad Side Master P "Beginning of the End..."

"Based On A True Story" Silkk The Shocker "Straight from the N. O." Choppa "Storm" "Project Gotham Racing, Vol. 2:" "Malibu's Most Wanted" "Life As A Mack" Ke'noe "Years Later" Soulja Slim "Tru Dawgs" C-Murder "Ballers" 504 Boyz "Ballers" 504 Boyz "Training Day" "The Streets Made Me" Soulja Slim "My World, My Way" Silkk the Shocker "Game Face" Master P "" C-Murder "Breather Life" "Trapped In Crime" C-Murder "Time for Da Real "Goodfellas" 504 Boyz "Ghetto Postage" Master P "Brick Livin'" Mr. Marcelo "World War III" Mac "Only God Can Judge Me" Master P Donald XL Robertson donates album to ARP XL