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Event Horizon (film)

Event Horizon is a 1997 science fiction horror film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and written by Philip Eisner, it stars Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan and Joely Richardson. Set in 2047, it follows a crew of astronauts sent on a rescue mission after a missing spaceship, the Event Horizon, spontaneously appears in orbit around Neptune. Searching the ship for signs of life, the rescue crew learns that the Event Horizon was a test bed for an experimental engine that opened a rift in the space–time continuum and left our universe allowing a malevolent entity to possess the ship; the film had a troubled production history, with filming and editing rushed by Paramount when it became clear that Titanic would not meet its projected release date. The original 130-minute cut of the film was edited by demand of the studio, to the consternation of director Paul W. S. Anderson. Upon release, the film was a commercial and critical failure, grossing $26.7 million on a $60 million production budget. So, it began to sell well on home video.

However, it turned out that the footage had either been destroyed. In the years since, the film has built a cult following and is referenced and parodied in other works of popular culture. In 2047, a distress signal is received from the Event Horizon, a starship that disappeared during its maiden voyage to Proxima Centauri seven years that has mysteriously reappeared in a decaying orbit around Neptune; the rescue vessel Clark is dispatched. Its crew – Captain Miller, second-in-command Lieutenant Starck, pilot Smith, medical technician Peters, engineer Ensign Justin, Doctor D. J. and rescue technician Cooper -- is joined by Dr. William Weir, he briefs the crew on the ship's experimental gravity drive, which generates an artificial black hole and uses it to bridge two points in spacetime, reducing travel time over astronomical distances. The distress signal seems to consist of a series of screams and howls but D. J. believes. Upon boarding the Event Horizon, the crew finds evidence of a massacre.

As they search for survivors, the ship's gravity drive activates pulling Justin into the resulting portal and causing a shock wave that damages the Lewis and Clark, forcing the entire crew to board the Event Horizon. Justin emerges in a catatonic state, terrified by, he attempts suicide by decompression, but is saved by Miller, forcing the crew to place him in stasis. The team begins to experience apparitions of individuals from their past that only they can see, hallucinations corresponding to their fears and regrets: Miller sees Corrick, a subordinate he was forced to abandon to his death, Peters sees her son with his legs covered in bloody lesions and Weir sees an eyeless vision of his late wife, who committed suicide, urging him to join her; the crew soon discover a video log of the Event Horizon's crew fornicating and mutilating each other shortly after first engaging the gravity drive. The video log ends with a shot of the Event Horizon's captain speaking the complete Latin phrase from the earlier distress call, which D.

J. translates "Liberate tutemet ex inferis". Deducing that the ship's gravity drive opened a gateway to a hellish dimension outside the known universe, that the Event Horizon has somehow attained sentience, Miller decides to destroy the Event Horizon and orders an evacuation. Peters is lured to her death by a hallucination of her son. Weir, who has gouged his own eyes out and is now possessed by the evil presence, uses an explosive device to destroy the Lewis and Clark; the explosion kills blasts Cooper off into space. Weir kills D. J. by vivisecting him and corners Starck on the bridge. Miller confronts Weir, who overpowers him and initiates a 10-minute countdown until the Event Horizon will return to the other dimension. Cooper, having used his space suit's oxygen supply to propel himself back to the ship, appears at the bridge window. Weir is blown into space by the ensuing decompression. Miller and Cooper survive and manage to seal off the ship's bridge. With their own ship destroyed, Miller plans to split the Event Horizon in two and use the forward section of the ship as a lifeboat.

He is attacked by a resurrected Weir. Miller detonates the explosives, sacrificing himself; the gravity drive activates. Starck and Cooper enter stasis beside a comatose Justin, wait to be rescued. Seventy-two days the wreckage of the Event Horizon is boarded by a rescue party, who discover the remaining crew still in stasis. Starck screams in terror. However, as Cooper and the rescue team comfort the newly-awakened and terrified Starck, the doors unexpectedly close. After Mortal Kombat had become a commercial success in the United States, English director Paul W. S. Anderson was inundated with screenplay offers, as well as the opportunity to direct the Mortal Kombat sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, the upcoming X-Men. Anderson turned the offers down in favor of making an R-rated horror film, hoping to shift away from making another PG-13 film. Paramount Pictures sent Philip Eisner's original script for Event Horizon, which they had been trying to develop with producers Lawrence Gordon and Lloyd Levin.

According to Eisner, he first pitched its concept to Gordon as a "haunted h

Cribrarula cribraria

Cribrarula cribraria, the'Sieve/Tan and White Cowry', is a species of sea snail, a cowry, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries. The mantle of this cowry is translucent bright orange-red. Cribrarula cribraria is one of the most recognizable cowries; the shells reach 10–35 millimetres of length. These shells are smooth, their basic coloration is pale brown or fawn, with several circular white spots; the edges of the shell are white. This species and its subspecies are distributed in the Red Sea and in the Indian Ocean along Aldabra, the Comores, Madagascar, the Seychelles and Tanzania; this species can be encountered in intertidal and shallow waters at 5–25 metres of depth underneath coral rubble and rocks. They feed at night on encrusting sponges; the following subspecies are recognized: Cribrarula cribraria australiensis Lorenz, 2002 Cribrarula cribraria comma Cribrarula cribraria cribraria Underwater Biolib Photos of Cribrarula cribraria on Sealife Collection

2017 Chicago Marathon

The 2017 Chicago Marathon was the 40th annual edition of the Chicago Marathon held in Chicago, United States. The race had 44,508 finishers, the number of spectators was estimated at over 1.5 million. American Galen Rupp won the men's race. Rupp is the first American man to win this event since Khalid Khannouchi in 2002 and the first American-born man to win it since Greg Meyer in 1982; this was his first career win at a World Marathon Majors event. In a tactical race, over 20 runners remained in the lead pack by the halfway point, reached in 1:05:49 hours. Kirui's quickening of the pace left only five men in contention at the 35 kilometres mark. Rupp took the lead for good, finishing in a personal best of 2:09:20 hours. Kirui finished in second place around 30 seconds behind Rupp, while Bernard Kipyego finished in third around one minute behind Rupp. Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia won the women's race in 2:18:30 hours, the second fastest in Chicago Marathon history. Brigid Kosgei of Kenya placed second in 2:20:22 hours, her first top-three finish at a World Marathon Major.

American Jordan Hasay finished third in 2:20:57, the second fastest time by an American woman in this race. Dibiba dominated the race, she led the race early on, with only Dibaba, Florence Kiplagat, Valentine Kipketer, Hasay in the lead group at the 10 kilometres mark. Dibaba pulled away from the other runners after the halfway point to win by two minutes, she stated. The women's wheelchair marathon was won for a sixth consecutive time by American Tatyana McFadden in a course record of 1:39:15 hours – the same time recorded by runner-up Amanda McGrory, a fraction of a second behind. Swiss athlete Marcel Hug took the men's wheelchair race in 1:29:23 hours, defending his title from the previous year and beating six-time champion Kurt Fearnley by over a minute; the results were. Chicago Marathon

Manu Busto

Manuel'Manu' Adolfo Busto Loza is a Spanish footballer who plays for CD Naval as a forward. Busto was born in Cantabria, he only played lower league football in his country, amassing Segunda División B totals of 381 games and 111 goals for Real Valladolid B, Pontevedra CF, CD Castellón, Real Jaén, Lorca Deportiva CF and Real Oviedo, during 12 seasons. In the summer of 2013, aged nearly 33, Busto moved abroad, making his professional debut with Levadiakos FC, he played his first top level match on 26 August, coming on as a 55th minute substitute in a 0–2 away loss against Ergotelis F. C. for the Superleague Greece. Manu Busto at BDFutbol Manu Busto at Futbolme Manu Busto at La Preferente Manu Busto at Soccerway


Zelmira is an opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini to a libretto by Andrea Leone Tottola. Based on the French play, Zelmire by de Belloy, it was the last of the composer's Neapolitan operas. Stendhal called its music Teutonic, comparing it with La clemenza di Tito but remarking: "...while Mozart would had he lived, have grown Italian, Rossini may well, by the end of his career, have become more German than Beethoven himself!" The first performance of Zelmira was in Naples at the Teatro di San Carlo on 16 February 1822. This was followed by a successful premiere in Vienna on 13 April 1822, as part of a three-month-long Rossini Festival for which Rossini wrote some additional music. Performances in several Italian cities were followed by the London premiere on 24 January 1824, with Rossini conducting and Isabella Colbran in the title role, it was seen in Paris in 1826. There was one presentation in the US in New Orleans "around" 1835. Over 100 years were to pass before the opera was presented in Naples in 1965, but "to no great acclaim".

The work was given a production by the Rome Opera in 1989 and revived at the Pesaro Festival in 2009 with a cast including Juan Diego Flórez, Kate Aldrich and Gregory Kunde. The opera's complicated plot revolves around Zelmira, her father Polidoro, the wise and beloved king of the Isle of Lesbos, her husband, Prince Ilo. Before the action begins, Ilo had departed the island to defend his homeland. While he was gone, the lord of Mytilene and a disappointed suitor of Zelmira, had invaded Lesbos with the intention of assassinating King Polidoro and taking over his throne. Zelmira, had managed to conceal her father in the royal mausoleum and told Azor that he was hiding in the temple to Ceres. Azor burnt down the temple, thinking he had killed the King, but he was in turn killed on orders from Antenore, who aspired to the throne; the Mytilene warriors are mourning the death of Azor. Antenore, with the help of Leucippo, plots to take over the throne of Lesbos by trying to incriminate Zelmira in the deaths of Azor and her father.

At first Emma, Zelmira's confidante, believes the accusations. Fearing for the safety of her young son, Zelmira reveals to Emma that her father is still alive and asks her to take the child into hiding. Prince Ilo returns to the island. Zelmira is afraid to defend herself. Instead, Prince Ilo hears only Antenore's version of the story. Antenore is crowned King of Lesbos. Leucippo is stopped by Zelmira. Found with the dagger in her hand, Zelmira is now accused of attempting to murder her husband and is imprisoned. Leucippo intercepts a letter from Zelmira to Ilo in which she tells him that her father is still alive and that the accusations against her are false, he and Antenore temporarily free her from prison and trick her into revealing her father's hiding place. Both father and daughter await their deaths at the hands of the plotters. Meanwhile, Prince Ilo is distraught at what he believes to be the death of Polidoro and the unhappy end to his marriage. Emma tells Prince Ilo the truth about Zelmira.

He and his men rescue Polidoro. Zelmira is reunited with her husband and child, while both Antenore and Leucippo are led off in chains. Notes Sources Gossett, Philip. ISBN 0-14-029312-4 Greenwald and Hansell, Kathleen Kuzmick, Zelmira: Dramma Per Musica in Two Acts by Andrea Leone Tottola. Critical edition prepared for the Fondazione Rossini, Vol. 33. Milan: Ricordi, 2006. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2006. ISBN 8889947004 ISBN 9788889947005 Kalmus/Belwin Mills has reprinted a piano-vocal score of French origin with a table of contents. No recitatives are given and whole scenes are omitted. Osborne, The Bel Canto Operas of Rossini and Bellini, London: Methuen. ISBN 0931340713 Osborne, Rossini, New York: Northeastern University Press. ISBN 1-55553-088-5 Osborne, Richard, "Zelmira", in Stanley Sadie, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, Vol. Four, pp. 1223—1224. London: Macmillan Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0-333-73432-7 ISBN 1-56159-228-5 Scimone, Notes on Zelmira in booklet accompanying the 1989 Erato recording.

Stendhal, Life of Rossini, University of Washington Press, 1972 ISBN 978-0-670-42790-1 ISBN 0-295-95189-3 Text of Zelmire by Pierre-Laurent de Belloy The New York Times on the 1989 revival of Zelmira at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. The Scotsman on the 2003 concert performance in Edinburgh. Chris Mullins,'Recording review: Zelmira, Opera Rara', Opera Today, 22 December 2004; the University of Chicago Center for Italian Opera Studies has a definitive role list from the critical edition by Greenwald and Hansell and some musical analysis

List of squadrons of the RNZAF

This is a list of squadrons of the Royal New Zealand Air Force No. 1 Squadron RNZAF Code "SJ" reconnaissance / patrol bomber / Transport No. 2 Squadron RNZAF Code "UH" reconnaissance /patrol bomber / Territorial Fighter Bomber No. 4 Squadron RNZAF Code "YZ" reconnaissance / patrol bomber No. 7 Squadron RNZAF Code "UW" reconnaissance / patrol bomber No. 8 Squadron RNZAF – reconnaissance / patrol bomber No. 9 Squadron RNZAF – reconnaissance / patrol bomber No. 10 Squadron RNZAF – reserve bomber reconnaissance / reconnaissance /patrol bomber / Operational Training Unit No. 11 Squadron RNZAF – reserve bomber reconnaissance No. 12 Squadron RNZAF – reserve bomber reconnaissance No. 13 Squadron RNZAF – reserve bomber reconnaissance No. 15 Squadron RNZAF – Fighter No. 16 Squadron RNZAF – Fighter No. 17 Squadron RNZAF – Fighter No. 18 Squadron RNZAF – Fighter No. 19 Squadron RNZAF – Code "ZG" Fighter No. 20 Squadron RNZAF – Code "UY" Army Co-operation / Fighter No. 21 Squadron RNZAF – Code "TX" Army Co-operation / Fighter No. 22 Squadron RNZAF – Code Army Co-operation/ Fighter No. 23 Squadron RNZAF – Fighter No. 24 Squadron RNZAF – Fighter No. 25 Squadron RNZAF - Dive Bomber / Fighter No. 26 Squadron RNZAF - Fighter No. 30 Squadron RNZAF - Reserve Fighter Bomber / Dive Bomber No. 31 Squadron RNZAF - Reserve Fighter Bomber / Dive Bomber No. 41 Squadron RNZAF - Code "SG" Reserve Light Bomber / Transport No. 43 Squadron RNZAF – Reserve Light Bomber No 44 Squadron RNZAF - Reserve Light Bomber No. 51 Squadron RNZAF – postwar Light Anti-Aircraft unit.

Previous No. 1 LAA Squadron. No. 52 Squadron RNZAF – postwar Light Anti-Aircraft unit. No. 2 LAA Squadron. No. 60 Squadron RNZAF - Radar No. 61 Squadron RNZAF - Radar No. 62 Squadron RNZAF - Radar No. 75 Squadron RNZAF Code "AA", "JN" & "YZ" Fighter / Bomber / Heavy Bomber / Fighter Bomber Navigation and Air Electronics Training Squadron RNZAF Airframe Reconditioning Squadron RNZAF 75 Squadron RAF – heavy bomber.