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Faith No More

Faith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, formed in 1979. Before settling on the current name in 1982, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men and Faith No Man. Bassist Billy Gould, keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Roddy Bottum and drummer Mike Bordin are the longest-remaining members of the band, having been involved since its inception; the band underwent several early lineup changes, some major changes on. The current lineup of Faith No More consists of Gould, Bottum, lead guitarist Jon Hudson, vocalist/lyricist Mike Patton. After releasing six studio albums, including best-selling records The Real Thing and Angel Dust, Faith No More announced its breakup on April 20, 1998; the band has since reunited, conducting The Second Coming Tour between 2009 and 2010, releasing its seventh studio album, Sol Invictus, in May 2015. Faith No More was formed as Sharp Young Men in 1979 by bassist Billy Gould, drummer Mike Bordin, vocalist Mike Morris, keyboardist Wade Worthington.

Mike Morris described the name as "a piss-take on all the ‘elegant’ groups at the time". On, Morris proposed the name Faith In No Man, but the band settled on Bordin's suggestion Faith No Man; the band recorded "Quiet in Heaven/Song of Liberty", released in 1983. The songs were recorded in Matt Wallace's parents' garage, where Wallace had set up and been running a recording studio while the band was still recording under the name Sharp Young Men, with Mike Morris, Billy Gould, Mike Bordin and Wade Worthington. Worthington left shortly thereafter, they changed their name to Faith No Man for the release of the single, which featured two of the three songs recorded in Wallace's garage, hired Roddy Bottum to replace Worthington. Bottum and Bordin quit the band shortly after and formed Faith No More, they chose the name to accentuate the fact that "The Man" was "No More". The band played with several vocalists and guitarists, including a brief stint with Courtney Love, until they settled on vocalist Chuck Mosley in 1983 and guitarist Jim Martin.

After the name change, the band started recording We Care a Lot without backing from a record label and, after pooling their money, recorded five songs. This gained the attention of Ruth Schwartz, forming the independent label Mordam Records, under which the band, after getting the necessary financial support and released the album, it was the first official release for the label. In late 1986, Faith No More was signed to Los Angeles label Slash Records by Anna Statman; the label had been sold to the Warner Music Group subsidiary London Records, ensuring a widespread release for the band's following albums. Introduce Yourself was released in 1987, a revamped version of their debut album's title track "We Care a Lot" saw minor success on MTV. Mosley's behaviour had started to become erratic during a troubled tour of Europe in 1988. Incidents include him punching Billy Gould on stage, the release party for the album Introduce Yourself — during which he fell asleep on stage — and one of Mosley's roadies getting into a fist fight with guitarist Jim Martin during the European tour.

Mosley was fired after the band returned home from Europe. Billy Gould reflected "There was a certain point when I went to rehearsal, Chuck wanted to do all acoustic guitar songs, it was just so far off the mark. The upshot was that I walked out and quit the band. I just said: ‘I’m done – I can’t take this any longer. It’s just so ridiculous’; the same day, I talked to Bordin, he said: ‘Well, I still want to play with you’. Bottum did the same thing, it was another one of these ‘firing somebody without firing them’ scenarios." Chuck Mosley was replaced with singer Mike Patton in 1988. Patton, singing with his high school band, Mr. Bungle, was recruited at Martin's suggestion after he heard a demo of Mr. Bungle. According to Patton, he first met the band during a 1986 gig at "a pizza parlor" in his hometown of Eureka, California. Two weeks after joining Faith No More, he had written all the lyrics for the songs that would make up the Grammy award-nominated The Real Thing, released in June 1989. "Epic" was a top 10 hit.

The music video received extensive airplay on MTV in 1990, angered animal rights activists for a slow motion shot of a fish flopping out of water at the end of the video. That same year, Faith No More performed at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards and on the 293rd episode of Saturday Night Live "From Out of Nowhere" and "Falling to Pieces" were released as singles, a cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" was produced for non-vinyl releases. In 1990, the band went on an extensive U. S. tour, sending The Real Thing to Platinum status in Canada, the U. S. and South America. The album had big sales numbers in Australia, U. K. and the rest of Europe, pushing the total sales well above 4 million worldwide. In February 1991, Faith No More released its only official live album, Live at the Brixton Academy; the album includes two unreleased studio tracks, "The Grade" and "The Cowboy Song". The same year, the band contributed a track for the motion picture soundtrack to Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey with the song "The Perfect Crime".

Jim Martin made a brief cameo in the film as "Sir James Martin" as the head of the "Faith No More Spiritual and Theological Center". Mike Patton's original band Mr. Bungle would go on to sign with Slash and Reprise Records's parent label Warner Bros. Records in 1991, following the worldwide success of The Real Thing. Faith No More displayed an more experimental effort o

Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York

Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York is an all-volunteer run organization that provides a range of social and cultural programming for GBT people who are Asian and/or Pacific Islander in the New York City metropolitan area to support each other. After the retreats in May 1988 and October 1988 that gathered together Asian and Pacific Islander gay men, Don Kao, John Chin, John Manzon decided to start organizing in New York City. In March 1990, an API-facilitated workshop around racism sponsored by Men of All Colors Together generated interest to start Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York; the organization made its public debut at Gay Heritage of Pride Parade. In 1991, the leaders of GAPIMNY, alongside the Asian Lesbians of the East Coast, protested against Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund's and the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center’s use of Miss Saigon in their fundraisers; the protesters expressed anger over the way Asian men and women were portrayed in Miss Saigon and demanded to be recognized as part of the LGBT community.

Yoko Yoshikawa wrote on behalf of The Heat Is On Miss Saigon Coalition that they were outraged by the way that it perpetuated the idea that Asian women were self-erasing and Asian men were contemptible. When Lambda Legal refused to drop the fundraiser, the coalition staged demonstrations on April 6 and 11, 1991. Yoko observed; the organization took a few years to establish organizational infrastructure. In 1995, by-laws were put into effect, the first official steering committee meeting took place, an information phone line was established. In the following years, GAPIMNY hosted workshops on topics related to the community as a way to outreach and raise awareness. In 1996, GAPIMNY established an online presence through In the same year the logo of interlocking male symbols within an apple was created. In 1997, organizers created an annual DynasTea Dance, which became a signature event of the organization through 2006. In 2000, the organization established its own web domain with hosting through queernet.

It launched a newsmagazine called PersuAsian, funded with a grant from the Gill Foundation. GAPIMNY received recognition when it was honored by Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields and City Council member Alan Gerson at "A Celebration of GLBT Pride" in 2002. In 2004, Details magazine published the satirical feature "Gay or Asian?" GAPIMNY, Asian American Journalists Association, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation criticized the implications. GAPIMNY co-sponsored with Asian Media Watchdog a protest outside the editorial office on April 16. Two hundred people showed up and the editorial and publishing staff of Details met with the activists to listen to the issues and responded by changing the editorial content. Both straight Asian Americans and members of GAPIMNY were present; the co-chair wrote that the negatively racialized and homophobic feature in Details magazine fueled organizing and coalition building among various groups within the API community. API LGBTQ groups were able to articulate the necessity of the representation of not only gay Asian/Asian American men but of all LGBTQ Asian Americans.

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance notes that many accomplishments of LGBTQ AAPI organizations are achieved through many partnerships. GAPIMNY formed with the help of Men of All Colors Together and became politicized through standing with ALOEC over the Miss Saigon controversy. GAPIMNY partnered with Queens Pride House to host a brunch and Asian CineVision to feature films in 2002, partnered with Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund to sponsor a forum on immigration issues in 2003. GAPIMNY and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force co-sponsored the Queer Asian Pacific Legacy Conference in 2004, held to help the community network, agitate and build the capacity of pan-Asian Pacific American LGBT communities; the outcomes of this conference include: The formation of Q-WAVE, an organization that would provide a forum for transgender folks and women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, or are questioning their sexual or gender identity and are of Asian and/or Pacific Islander descent.

The formation of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance A study from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute titled "Asian Pacific American Lesbian, Gay and Transgender People: A Community Portrait,", based on a survey of the attendees, revealed that: most members of the community experienced racism within the larger LGBT community, most members of the community experienced discrimination and/or harassment based on sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, gender expression, the top issues that LGBT APA people faced were the challenges of immigration, hate violence/harassment, the lack of media representation. In 2010, NQAPIA organized events that brought out members from GAPIMNY, Q-WAVE, South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association in order to show that undocumented LGBT Asians exist and how immigration reform would help address the fear of being forced to leave the country and go back to countries where they are met with hostility or are persecuted for being LGBT.

Four immigration stories were highlighted in detail. One showed how the immigration system had made remaining in the United States with legal status so difficult that it kept a bi-national couple apart. One of the immigrants, an Indonesian who chose to stay in the United States despite being denied asylum, said she felt that it was unsafe to return to a country where killing gays was condoned. Two had become undocumented as a result of decisions made by their legal guardians. Since 2010 Q-WAVE, GAPIMNY, SALG

Hulk 2099

Hulk 2099 is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Gerard Jones and Dwayne Turner and first appeared in 2099 Unlimited #1; as with many other Marvel 2099 characters, Hulk 2099 was a futuristic re-imagining of the original Hulk. Hulk 2099's first regular appearances were in 2099 Unlimited #1-6, as one of several different stories in the anthology; the character starred in his own series, Hulk 2099, which ran for 10 issues. After the series ended, the character was one of several heroes killed in the 2099 A. D. Apocalypse one-shot, which concluded the "One Nation Under Doom" storyline and changed the Marvel 2099 setting. A version of the character appeared in the pages of Exiles, with a further re-imagining of the character as a pack of feral gamma-powered creatures appearing in Timestorm 2009–2099. John Eisenhart was a studio executive for Lotusland Productions, researching the Knights of Banner, migrant worshipers of the Hulk.

The Knights of Banner had been experimenting with gamma rays, hoping to create a new Hulk. After the Knights refused to sell their story to him, Eisenhart reported them to the police; as the police arrived, a battle ensued leading to the slaughter of many knights. Eisenhart, wracked with guilt, joined the Knights in their fight. A young knight the studio exec had befriended named Gawain tried to end the violence by killing everyone by setting off the gamma devices, only to have his new ally caught in the blast; the blast transformed Eisenhart into a new Hulk, who ended the battle. Upon returning to Lotusland, the studio executive was assigned to investigate a new desert creature. Lotusland, as a company, continued to have much trouble, including nearly everyone going quite mad due to outside influences. During his investigation, Eisenhart/Hulk would meet a singer/songwriter named Quirk, she would join Eisenhart/Hulk in his search for Gawain, captured during the initial battle. The search would take them to multiple locations, including a mall, dozens of miles long and has many abandoned areas.

The Hulk would deal with multiple foes in multiple spots while his human side, which he is liking less and less, has to deal with the backstabbing at his workplace. This plot would last for the duration of the Hulk's 2099 Unlimited appearances, with the young knight being rescued. Gawain's salvation would be short-lived, as he would die at the hands of the villain Draco at the start of the Hulk 2099 series, fueling Eisenhart/Hulk with guilt and remorse throughout the rest of the series over his broken vow to protect the young knight. In addition to Draco, the Hulk would face other villains throughout the series, he went searching for his ex-wife, but instead ran into his demise. The Hulk would meet his demise at the barrels of guns of the post-Doom S. H. I. E. L. D. Dying after being shot by an unspecified energy in 2099 A. D. Apocalypse; the Exiles visited the Marvel 2099 universe. After being resurrected and escaping the House of M, Proteus took over the body of this version of Hulk 2099, looking for a suitable host body that would not expire due to his vast energy.

Although physically powerful, the Hulk's body was not enough to sustain Proteus, who transferred himself into the body of Morph in the Future Imperfect universe. The appearance of Proteus early in the year 2099 caused a timeline divergence from the original Marvel 2099 continuity, the new timeline is identified as Earth-6375 in the All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #5. In Timestorm 2009-2099, the Hulk of 2099 is not just a singular individual, but an entire species of mutant creatures that were created when a gamma bomb was dropped on Washington, D. C. mutating all residents there and reducing the city to a desert wasteland. During the Secret Wars storyline, a variation of Hulk 2099 resides in the Battleworld domain of 2099. John Eisenheart is seen pursuing; when the Avengers arrive, Eisenheart warns them not to interfere and transforms into the Hulk after they refuse to leave. After battling the heroes, the Hulk is revealed to be a member of the Defenders 2099; the Hulk 2099, like his namesake, was one of the strongest characters in his fictional universe.

His baseline strength is 150 tons and he is nearly invulnerable. In addition, Hulk 2099 had a high level of speed and stamina, a healing factor, could leap great heights. Eisenhart can willingly transform himself into Hulk 2099, the process adds 5' 9" inches in height and 1,423 lbs to his frame. Unlike his predecessor, this Hulk had razor sharp fangs that could tear through steel; the most distinctive contrast of Hulk 2099 to his Earth-616 counterpart was his psyche. When turned into the Hulk, Eisenhart retained his intellect and personality. Eisenhart was able to control his transformations. However, as the series progressed and the Hulk became two distinct and separate personalities, Eisenhart more ruthless, while the Hulk heroic; as the mental separation became more distant, transformation would only occur during moments of rage. Hulk 2099 appears in Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2. Hulk 2099 at Marvel Wiki Hulk 2099 at Marvel Wiki Hulk 2099 of Earth-21391 at Marvel Wiki

Archipsocus nomas

Archipsocus nomas is a web-spinning barklouse, a psocid in the insect family Archipsocidae. It is found in the southeast of the United States, living gregariously on trees, feeding on and lichen and fungi and spinning a web that adheres to the trunk and large branches in sheets; the webs are thought to protect the barklice from predators and neither the insects nor the webs cause damage to the trees. This barklouse is found near the Atlantic coast of the United States southwards from South Carolina and along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas. Both adults and nymphs of A. nomas are soft-bodied insects resembling aphids, with long narrow antennae. The mandibles are designed for chewing and the central part of the maxilla is modified into a slender rod, used to brace the psocid while it grinds away with its mandibles; the forehead is enlarged and there are prominent compound eyes and three ocelli. There are glands in the mouth; the eggs are pale gray or white and wider at one end than the other.

The first instar nymphs are recognisable by the fact. They are wingless, miniature versions of the adult and have a pale brown head and creamy white thorax, it is unclear how many moults the nymphs undergo but in the related species, Archipsocus floridanus, the females moult six times whereas the males moult five times. Instars are darker in colour and the third instar female exhibits wing pads for the first time. There are five times as many adult females as there are adult males but parthenogenesis has not been observed in this species; the adults are about three millimetres long. Not all adults have wings, but when they do, these are transparent and held in a tent-like position above the body; some females have longer wings than others but when the males have wings, these are always short. In the spring, female barklice lay eggs singly or in groups in crevices on the trunks of trees and cover them with debris for protection. Hardwood trees are chosen for egg laying evergreen oaks and pecans.

As the weather grows warmer, the number of insects mounts and from July to October the colonies increase in size. The sheets of silken webbing they build may cover main branches of the tree, it is at this time of year that long-winged females are seen and these fly off to establish new colonies on other trees. By early December, populations are beginning to decline and most psocids are killed by frosts during the winter; the webs disintegrate in bad weather. Both nymphs and adults feed on small crustose lichens, but consume fungi, dead bark and organic debris; the insects overwinter as adults and as late instar nymphs on the evergreen southern live oak, Quercus virginiana, cabbage palms, Sabal palmetto, where they are less to be killed by frost than on other trees. Polymorphism sometimes occurs in this species; the webs are a dense sheet of strands, each of, finer than the silk spun by spiders. They may cover tree trunks and branches, sometimes occur on the sides of buildings and the leaves of palm trees and magnolias.

On tree trunks, the long axis of the web is parallel to the trunk and the fabric contours the grooves and ridges. On branches the web may appear to originate from twig junctions; the psocids can detect vibrations in the web and take action to escape from potential predators which are spiders and ants. Several species of mites and springtails have been found under the web but they seem to be casual visitors, having no relationship with the psocids but gaining protection from the web. Although these psocids are gregarious, they are not social in the sense used by entomologists; the female does not care for the eggs after they have been laid but the nymphs do grow up in the protective environment of their parental web, to which they contribute silk for building and repairs


Udaykal is a 1930 historical silent film co-directed by V. Shantaram and Keshavrao Dhaiber, it was produced by Prabhat Film Company. The story was written by Baburao Pendharkar; the cinematographers were V. G. Damle; the film starred V. Shantaram, Baburao Pendharkar, Kamla Devi, G. R. Mane and Dhaiber; the film was the second of two "significant historical silent films" made by Shantaram, the first being Netaji Palkar. Udaykal was a historical film based on the "military expeditions" of the young 17th century Maratha Emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. V. Shantaram Baburao Pendharkar Kamla Devi G. R. Mane Ibrahim Keshavrao Dhaiber Anant Apte Rahim Miya Yaghya the Dog Shantaram stated that this was the first film which "politicised" the Maratha Emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj; the film was earlier called "Swarajyacha Toran", but with the censors opposing the word "Freedom", which to them seemed "seditious" in the title, its name was changed to Udaykal. The censors had the producers make several other changes just prior to the release, one of them being the climactic hoisting of the "saffron flag" at Sinhagad Fort.

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Fergushill is a small community in North Ayrshire, Parish of Kilwinning, Scotland. The Barony of Fergushill was held by the Fergushill family of that Ilk and the area has a complex history.'Fergushill' as a surname is a sept of the Clan Fergusson. Robert de Fergushill de Eodem had an extensive estate here in 1417. In 1577, A. Fergushill, burgess of Ayr, sold the lands of Gallisholmes to John Wallace of Craigie. Patrick Lowrie was convicted on 1605 of being a warlock and sentenced to be first strangled burned at the stake in Edinburgh. One of his crimes was stated as being for art and part of the Bewitching of certain milk kye, pertaining to Johnne Fergushill, younger, in Halie, at Beltane 1604 years. John Fergushill was a Covenanter minister, who in 1618 refused to conform with the decision of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland to accept the Five Articles of Perth, he was imprisoned in 1620 but released and associated with the 1638 National Covenant, objecting to liturgical'innovations.'

He was a leader in the kirk's rejection of bishops that led to the 1638-1639 Bishop's Wars and an associate of Presbyterian fundamentalists, including James Guthrie, executed in 1661 and Archibald Johnson. In 1671 David Fergushill went to the Corsehill Barony Court to obtain payment for a boill bear from one Thomas Wylie of Little Corsehill. In the 17th-century it was the custom in respectable families for the names of the principal friends present to be entered into the baptismal register. Mr. Baillie of Monkton's register had the names Fergushill and Muncardine entered. Robert Fergushill, who died in the late 17th-century, was the last of the family to be local lairds. Alexander Crauford of Fergushill is named as a Commissioner of Supply for Ayrshire in the 1685 records of the Parliament of Scotland. In 1691 the'House of Fergushill' itself had seven hearths listed in the Hearth Tax records and eighteen other properties within the barony; the Laird of Fergushill in the early 18th century was one of the local landowners who ordered the bailies of Kilmarnock to'causeway' the streets, an early example of road improvements in Ayrshire.

A number of properties in the surrounding area bear the name'Fergushill,' including Knockentiber, North & South Fergushills near Eglinton and Fergushill in Auchentiber. In 1596, Fergushill and Middle Auchentiber were inherited by Robert Fergushill, whose wife Elizabeth was the daughter of John Craufurd of Craufurdland. Sometime after 1660, it passed first to Robert's relative Alexander Craufurd to his eldest son John Crawfurd in the 1690s; this was a time of famine in Scotland, known as the Seven ill years. John was under financial pressure in 1696 when he purchased Kersland, near Kilbirnie from his wife's elder sister, Jean Ker, he assumed the name and title of John Ker of Kersland and spent the next 30 years avoiding bankruptcy, including a period as a government spy. He sold Fergushill in 1718 to John Asgill and Robert Hackett for £3600, who mortgaged it back to him for £2,600. At this point, legal ownership becomes complex but court records from February 1749 show it had been sold by'Thomas Craufurd of Fergushill, to Neil Macvicar, writer in Edinburgh.'

This seems to have taken place in 1728 and it stayed in the Macvicar family until 1802, when it passed to Robert Glasgow of Montgreenan. Andrew Armstrong's 1775 publication'A new map of Ayrshire,' shows Fergushill House located on the north side of Lugton Water, around 75 yards east of the old horse tramway and road bridges, or'Elbo and Chael' as they were known locally. Fergushill was at its most prosperous around 1560. Robin Cummell or Campbell, who worked at Eglinton Castle, states that the Fergushill miners were sold with the land, normal practice for the time; the house was described as'A good mansion, surrounded by some fine old trees, render the place still worthy of being inhabited by ane honest and descreit gentleman.' After 1803, it was used by George Reid of Barquharry, Factor to the Earl of Eglinton and a friend of Robert Burns. Cummell records Reid was fond of entertaining at Fergushill. One of his most interesting guests was Byla Greenshields, who habitually wore yellow buckskin trousers and white shoes to his dinners at Fergushill.

Fergushill is described in 1823 as'a commodious farm house, covered with thatch: but its ancient gardens, pretty well stored with plum and other fruit trees, indicate its former rank.' By 1991, all that remained of the old house were a few low walls near South Fergushill Farm and present day Fergushill cottage, a disused driveway and demolished gate-lodge. Aerial photographs and observations on the ground show the Chapelholms woodlands still contain the ditch and coppiced trees that may have formed the