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Ties of Love

Ties of Love is an album by pianist Buddy Montgomery featuring performances recorded in 1985 and released on the Landmark label. Scott Yanow at Allmusic noted "By 1986, Buddy Montgomery had not recorded as a leader for many years, because he is so well-respected, his first Landmark outing became quite an all-star affair.... Despite all of the guests, the leader does not get buried in the proceedings and holds his own with his friends". All compositions by Buddy Montgomery except where noted "Muchismo" – 6:56 "Expressions in Blue" – 6:59 "Darrah" – 5:23 "All the Things You Are" – 3:35 "Ties" – 5:45 "Stablemates" – 4:54 "Rose Marie" – 4:31 "Soft Earth" – 5:54Recorded on November 4, 1986 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ and November 24, 1986 at Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, CA with additional recording and remixing in December 1986 at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA Buddy Montgomery – piano, synthesized percussion Claudio Rodititrumpet David "Fathead" Newmantenor saxophone, flute Eddie Harris – tenor saxophone Ted Dunbarguitar Ron Carter, John Heardbass Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Billy Higginsdrums Warren Smith – percussion Steve Krooncongas Marlena Shawvocals

Tarzan Triumphs

Tarzan Triumphs is a 1943 adventure film in which Tarzan fights the Nazis. Johnny Weissmuller had portrayed the Edgar Rice Burroughs character in six films with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, but this was his first with the producer Sol Lesser at RKO Pictures. Lesser had produced Tarzan the Fearless and Tarzan's Revenge. Weissmuller was reunited with two of his three co-stars from several of the earlier films, Johnny Sheffield and Cheeta, but Maureen O'Sullivan was unable to reprise her role as Jane because the franchise switched from MGM to RKO, O'Sullivan was an MGM contract player. Instead, Frances Gifford played the princess of the lost city of Palandrya, conquered by Germans. Tarzan and Boy are living on the Great Escarpment, though Jane has returned to England to tend to her sick mother. A small force of German paratroopers lands and takes over the lost city of "Palandrya" as an advance base for the conquest of Sub Saharan Africa. Tarzan continually ignores the requests for help from the helpless and enslaved Palandrians, saying, "Jungle people fight to live, civilized people live to fight."

Only when Boy is kidnapped by the Germans does Tarzan shout, "Now Tarzan make war!" Tarzan infiltrates the lost city, destroying a machine gun and defeating the German invaders with his knife and an elephant blitzkrieg. The film's final scene has Cheeta speaking into the defeated Germans' short wave radio to call Berlin. Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan Johnny Sheffield as Boy Frances Gifford as Zandra Stanley Ridges as Colonel Von Reichart Sig Ruman as Sergeant Philip Van Zandt as Captain Bausch Rex Williams as Lieutenant Reinhardt Schmidt Pedro de Cordoba as Oman, the Patriarch Sven Hugo Borg as Heinz Stanley Brown as Achmet The U. S. State Department informed Sol Lesser that a Tarzan film would be an ideal way to spread the message of democracy's battle against Fascism to the American public. Lesser's first RKO Tarzan film had made the Ape Man a symbol of American isolationism; the film was the highest grossing of Lesser's Tarzan films. Unlike in previous Tarzan films, the natives are played by whites in South Sea Island costume rather than the black Africans of the MGM films.

This use of non-blacks as natives continued for several other Tarzan films in the 1940s. The film made a profit of $208,000. Tarzan Triumphs at the American Film Institute Catalog Tarzan Triumphs at the TCM Movie Database Tarzan Triumphs on IMDb Tarzan Triumphs at AllMovie ERBzine

West Ham Power Station

West Ham Power Station was a coal-fired power station on Bow Creek at Canning Town, in east London. It was referred to informally as Canning Town Power Station; the first power station at Canning Town was opened by West Ham Borough Council in 1904, in part to supply the borough's tramways. It replaced an earlier station built in 1898 at Abbey Mills; the station was extended several times between 1904 and 1930, making West Ham one of the largest municipal electricity suppliers in London. The generating capacity, maximum load, electricity generated and sold was as follows: West Ham A Power Station used two phase generators as compared with conventional three phase; the local undertaking in West Ham distributed two phase electricity. In its life it was connected to the National Grid using Scott connected transformers that converted two phase to three phase electricity; the station was located off the long-demolished Tucker Street. It was damaged in a bombing raid in September 1940 during the Second World War.

Upon nationalisation of the electricity industry in 1947 the operating of the station was taken over by British Electricity Authority. By 1964 the A station had a single 30 MW generator, installed in 1923; the station ran for 696 hours in 1961 and gave an output of 5.91 GWh, had a thermal efficiency of 8.21 per cent. The steam capacity of the boilers was 600,000 lb/hr. Steam conditions at the turbine stop valve was 190/200 psi and 318/371°C; the A Station used. The generator and the A station was decommissioned in 1968; the BEA completed a new West Ham B Power Station to the south of the original station in 1951. This had two prominent concrete cooling towers; as well as burning coal the B Station burnt coke blended with coal in its chain grate boilers. The coke was supplied from the adjacent Bromley Gas works. In 1964 the B station had 4 × 30 MW generators. There were eight boilers each with a capacity of 180,000 lb/hr giving a steam capacity of 1,440,000 lb/hr. Steam conditions at the turbine stop valve was 625 psi and 460°C.

The railway sidings linked to the North London Line at Stephenson Street. Electricity output from the B power station during 1961-1973 was. West Ham B annual electricity output GWh. On 28 June 1966 the temporary scaffolding in one of the cooling towers collapsed. Having been taken over by the CEGB in 1958, the B station was closed on 31 October 1983 with a generating capacity of 114 MW, it was subsequently demolished, the site of the power station is now occupied by the Electra Business Park. West Ham's Timeline Port Cities - Powering the City P8 -'A' Station boiler house Port Cities - Powering the City P5 - cooling ponds and cooling towers

List of The Authority story arcs

This article is a list of story arcs for the Wildstorm comic book The Authority presented in chronological order of release. The Authority make their first public appearance to stop Kaizen Gamorra, an old enemy of Stormwatch, who wants to take advantage of Stormwatch's breakup to take revenge upon the world. To do this he uses engineered supersoldiers to destroy first Moscow and part of London; the Authority does not manage to stop the attack on London predicts the third and final attack in Los Angeles, averted with heavy civilian casualties. Midnighter uses the Carrier to destroy the superhuman clone factory on Gamorra's island; the Authority have to stop an invasion by a parallel Earth a parallel Britain called Sliding Albion. As it turns out, Jenny Sparks has met them before when their shiftships first appeared in 1920. Sliding Albion is a world where open contact between aliens and humans during the 16th century led to interbreeding and an imperialist culture similar to the Victorian British Empire.

After the Authority repel the initial wave of attacks, Jenny takes the Carrier to the Sliding Albion universe where they destroy London and Italy and what's left of the blues' regime along with it. In an all-frequencies message, she tells the people to take advantage of the second chance and "We are the Authority. Behave." It is during this arc that Apollo and Midnighter's relationship is revealed, though it had been hinted at before. During the closing days of 1999, strange alien creatures begin building unknown structures in Africa and on the Moon; this prompts the previous Doctors to reveal to the current Doctor a vital secret: the original creator of Earth, the closest thing to the concept of "God" that exists, has returned from a grand tour of the universe to find humanity as an unwanted infestation in its "retirement home". Thus "God" is terraforming Earth to be habitable for itself in time for the arrival of its person, an immense pyramid-shaped object the size of the Moon; the Engineer convinces the Carrier to leave Earth orbit.

The Authority pilot the Carrier into the approaching "God" through a pore and manage to navigate to its brain. On the route they encounter the being's immune system as well as a civilization that has evolved from parasites over billions of years. During the closing minutes of December 31, 1999, Jenny Sparks carries out her final act as the Spirit of the Twentieth Century, electrocuting the creature's brain to death before dying in Jack Hawksmoor's arms. Now under Jack Hawksmoor's leadership, the Authority try but fail to capture Jenny Quantum, the newborn Spirit of the Twenty-First Century proven to be more powerful than Sparks was. Instead, she is taken by a superhero-creating mastermind, Dr. Jacob Krigstein, who wants Jenny so he can shape the next century through her. Swift cuts a deal for custody of Jenny with Krigstein, granted lab space aboard the Carrier, the chance to exercise his imagination reforming the dictatorships the Authority overthrows; the Authority face the Earth itself, about to catastrophically reverse its magnetic poles, spurred on to do so by a former Doctor, stripped of his powers when he went renegade.

In exchange for one hour's worth of full power from the current Doctor, the renegade agrees to save humanity. With no other options, the Authority evacuate the entire population of Earth to alternate Earths agree to the exchange; the renegade takes on and completely destroys the Authority with his new power before the full scope of his powers and experience catches up to him, he is overwhelmed with empathy for all the living creatures left on Earth. Apollo and the Engineer kill him and the Earth's population returns home, some thrilled by their adventures. Jackson King and Christine Trelane attend a party on the Carrier; this issue acts as a prologue to the Monarchy miniseries. Tired with the Authority's interference with the activities of their governments, the G7 nations decide to replace them with a group more subject to their interests, they send their secret weapon, an American hillbilly named Seth whom they turned into a monstrous superhuman stated to have over a thousand super powers, to attack the Authority.

Seth neutralizes all of the Authority except for Midnighter. The ideals of the original Authority give way to the unprincipled new team, who work directly for the G7 nations, do not question orders, have all they can wish for; the new team possess the same powers and/or distinctive appearances as the original team, most take variations of their names. The electrically powered, Union Flag-clad Colonel is patterned after Jenny Sparks, Swift is replaced with Rush, the Doctor is replaced with the Surgeon, Engineer is replaced with the Machine, Apollo is replaced with Teuton, Midnighter is replaced with Last Call, Hawksmoor is replaced with Street. On their first ride in the Carrier, the new team discover thousands of refugees whom the previous Authority had been sheltering on board the ship, some of them still alive, they dump them out into a realm called Re-Space, only to discover to their cost that Re-Space allows people to re-imagine their world—the refugees take the G7 leaders' wealth as their own, attack the Carrier and reimagine the Authority, transforming the newcomers into the original team.

But Last Call's homophobia surges up. "Brave New World" continues with the previous members of the Authority having been mind-wiped and forced into humiliating new lives. Midnighter, the only one to have escaped, infiltrates the Carrier, he frees his imprisoned boyfriend Apollo a

Edith Meiser

Edith Meiser was an American author and actress, who wrote mystery novels, stage plays, numerous radio dramas. She is best known for bringing adaptations of Sherlock Holmes stories to radio in the 1930s. Meiser had been a member of the Actors Equity board of governors as well as the chairwoman of the Equity Library Theater. Born in Detroit, Meiser studied at the Liggett School, Kox Schule in Dresden and the Ecole de la Cour de St. Pierre in Geneva, Switzerland before attending Vassar College. At Vassar, Meiser began performing with the college drama society appearing in such plays as L'Aiglon and Punishment the last of which she authored herself. After graduating college, Meiser began performing with such groups as the American Shakespeare Festival, The Theater Guild, Edward Albee’s vaudeville circuit, Jessie Bonstelle’s Summer Stock Company before making her Broadway debut in 1923 in The New Way, she went on to appear in over 20 Broadway shows, including Fata Morgana, The Guardsman, Garrick Gaieties, Sabrina Fair and the 1960 production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

Meiser appeared in films such as Middle of the Night, It Grows on Trees and Queen for a Day. Meiser authored many radio scripts including The New Penny. At age fifteen, Meiser traveled to Europe on the SS Bremen; the ship's purser provided Meiser with a copy of a Sherlock Holmes book which sparked her interest in the character. Year Meiser and then-husband Tom McKnight made the leap from writing for the stage to writing for radio. After forming a company and finding some success in radio, Mesier decided that Sherlock Holmes would make for a good radio program but she was unable to interest NBC in a series unless she found herself a sponsor, it took more than a year for Meiser to interest a sponsor in the idea. George Washington, creator of the first instant coffee, a Holmesian agreed to sponsor the series which became The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; the premiere episode featured an adaptation of "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" on October 20, 1930 and starred William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes and Leigh Lovell as Dr Watson.

Further episodes featured Richard Gordon in the role of Holmes until 1933 and Louis Hector from 1934 to 1935 with Richard Gordon again taking over for the last season in 1936. All episodes were adapted or devised by Meiser and at the end of the first season a survey of American radio editors found that 94% said The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was the best radio program. In 1935, Meiser authored a radio adaptation of Sherlock Holmes. Gillette returned to the role opposite Reginald Mason as Dr Watson. Three years after the end of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the success of the Rathbone/Bruce Sherlock Holmes film series prompted Meiser to begin adapting and authoring stories for The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr Watson. From 1939 until 1943, all episodes were written by Meiser. Meiser left the show after disagreements with a sponsor over the amount of violence in the program. Beginning in 1953, Meiser with co-writer Frank Giacoia authored a comic strip series of Sherlock Holmes adventures for the New York Herald Tribune Syndicate.

In 1987, University of Minnesota Libraries purchased the "Edith Meiser Collection" which consisted of original scripts and other material. In 1991 at age 93, Meiser was invested as a member of The Baker Street Irregulars for her work in maintaining interest in Sherlock Holmes throughout her career. Meiser died at age 95 in Roosevelt Hospital. Boström, Mattias. From Holmes to Sherlock. Mysterious Press. ISBN 978-0-8021-2789-1. Buck, Gertrude. "The Community Theater's First Season". Vassar Quarterly. Vassar College. 5–6: 197. Retrieved January 2, 2019. Bunson, Matthew. Encyclopedia Sherlockiana. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-02-861679-0. Civitello, Michael. "Edith Meiser McKnight". Vassar Quarterly. LXXIII. Retrieved January 2, 2019. Eyles, Allen. Sherlock Holmes: A Centenary Celebration. Harper & Row. ISBN 0-06-015620-1. Harrison, Geneva W.. "Second Hall in Retrospect". Vassar Quarterly. Vassar College. 5–6: 199. Retrieved January 2, 2019. Kitchell, Anna T.. "The First Workshop Plays of 1919-1920". Vassar Quarterly. Vassar College.

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