U. S. Special Forces: Team Factor is a first-person shooter developed by 7FX in 2002; the game was intended to be a competitor to Counter-Strike, which served as the main inspiration for the game. Unlike Counter Strike, Team Factor features a third side; the game had been in development since 2000. The team consisted of 9 to 14 developers; the development was financed by software company I. C. C. C. to which 7FX belonged. 7FX used its own engine LightForce. The original release date was mid-2001 but in the end it was released in May 2002; the game was published by Xicat Interactive as U. S. Special Forces: Team Factor, instead of the original name, Team Factor; the game has similar gameplay to Counter-Strike. It features 22 maps with different tasks for each side. There are three sides to play - Russian Spetznaz and Terrorists; the single-player mode is the same but units are controlled by Bots. The game has received unfavorable reviews, it holds a 44% on Metacritic and 46.5% on GameRankings. It was criticised for its gameplay, graphics and AI behavior
Klüvers Big Band is a Danish big band. It was formed in 1977 by a group of young music students under the leadership of Jens Klüver. Since the orchestra has worked with a long line of international and Danish soloists, it has toured in Europe with Kurt Elling. In 2002 Klüver received the Ben Webster Prize in recognition of his work with the big band. In 2012 Klüver retired, handing over to Lars Møller, at which point the band was renamed the Aarhus Jazz Orchestra. Klüvers Big Band has performed with a long line of international soloists: Abdullah Ibrahim, Piano Afonso Corea, Percussion Bernard Fowler, Vocal Bill Dobbins, Arranger Bill Warfield, Arranger Bob Berg, Tenor Bob Mintzer Tenor, Arranger Bob Rockwell Tenor Bobby Shew, Trumpet Butch Lacy, Arranger Byron Stripling, Trumpet Carmen Bradford Vocal Clark Terry Trumpet Dave Samuels Vibes Deborah Brown, Vocal Dee Dee Bridgewater, Vocal Dena DeRose Piano, Vocal Dennis Mackrel, Arranger - Se galleri Ed Neumeister Trombone, Arranger Ed Partyka, arranger Ed Thigpen, Drums Emanuel Rahim, Percussion Ernie Wilkins, Arranger Fred Sturm, Arranger Gary Bartz, Alto Gregory Boyd Steel Drums & Vocal Harry Sweets Edison, Trumpet Harvey Wainapel, Tenor Horace Parlan, Arranger Jerry Bergonzi, Tenor Joe Henderson, Tenor Joe Lovano, Tenor John Abercrombie, Guitar John Surman, Soprano Jon Hendricks, Vocal Judi Silvano, Vocal Ken Peplowski, Tenor Kenny Werner, Arranger Kurt Elling, Vocal - Se galleri Lee Konitz, Alto Madeline Eastman, Vocal Marcio Bahia, Drums Mark Vinci, Arranger Matt Harris, Arranger Michael Abene, arranger Mike Nock, Arranger Mulgrew Miller, Piano Nicholas Urie, Arranger Paquito D'Rivera, Clarinet Pete Yellin Alto, Arranger Richard Boone Trombone Rob McConnel Arranger Robert Routch, French Horn Slide Hampton Trombone, Arranger Stacey Kent Vocal Terell Stafford, Trumpet Thad Jones, Arranger Tim Hagans, Arranger Tim Ries - Tenor, Soprano Tom Kirkpatrick, Trumpet Tommy Smith Tenor Vincent Herring, Alto Wycliffe Gordon, Arranger Records include: Grew's Tune Veronica Mortensen - I'm the Girl Hot House - Thilo Meets Mackrel Otto Brandenburg Galla Memorial I Had A Ball - Greatest & More Love Being Here Other People Other Plans Reflections Better Believe It Good Times A Tribute To Duke Silver Street Live In Tivoli Count On It The Heat's On Jasmine Danish jazz
Haneen Zreika is an Australian rules footballer playing for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the AFL Women's. She is the first person of Lebanese descent, the first Muslim, to play in the AFL Women's. A rugby league player, Zreika switched to Australian rules football when she was 15 years old. Zreika played in the AFL Sydney competition before she was drafted by Greater Western Sydney in the 2017 rookie draft, she was delisted by the Giants at the end of the 2018 season, but was re-selected in the 2018 draft after a strong season in the AFL Sydney. Zreika made her AFLW debut in the opening round of the 2019 season and was nominated for the 2019 AFL Women's Rising Star award in round 7. Zreika grew up in western Sydney, the youngest of five siblings, she supported the Canterbury Bulldogs. Her mother had migrated to Australia from Lebanon when she was 16. Zreika competed in a mixed-gender rugby competition from the age of six, but was forced to stop playing when she was 12 because there were no competitions for girls of her age.
She first encountered Australian rules football when she was 15. Zreika was introduced to the Auburn-Penrith Giants and began playing for them a year in the top women's division of the AFL Sydney, she competed in the 2016 AFL Youth Girls National Championships for a combined New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory side. In 2017, Zreika was named in one of 33 prospective female players; as part of this squad she took part in various training activities. She made a brief return to rugby league in the under-18 division of the Tarsha Gale Cup, playing as a hooker for Canterbury in the final. Zreika was named as a midfielder among 54 players in 2017 AFL Women's Under 18 Championships All-Australian squad after her performance at the competition, but did not make the final team, she tested at the AFLW draft combine in the lead-up to the 2017 draft, finishing third in the two-kilometre time trial and seventh in the yo-yo endurance test. Zreika was anticipated to be drafted by Greater Western Sydney as they were the only AFLW club in New South Wales.
The Giants overlooked Zreika in the national draft, but selected her with the first pick in the rookie draft. She was delisted at the end of the season. Zreika won 17 votes in the 2018 Mostyn Medal; this equalled the tally of the overall winner Pippa Smythe. Zreika was relisted by the Giants with pick 69 in the 2018 AFLW draft, she debuted in the opening round of the 2019 season against Brisbane. In round 7, on the day of the Christchurch mosque shootings, Zreika kicked her first AFLW goal against Geelong. Players wore black armbands. Zreika received the final nomination for the 2019 AFL Women's Rising Star award after collecting 17 disposals – a personal best – seven tackles and four clearances, she played. Haneen Zreika's profile on the official website of the Greater Western Sydney Giants Haneen Zreika at AustralianFootball.com
The Lau banded iguana is an arboreal species of lizard endemic to the Lau Islands of the eastern part of the Fijian archipelago. It is found in Tonga, where it was introduced by humans, it is one of the few species of iguanas found outside of the New World and one of the most geographically isolated members of the family Iguanidae. Populations of these iguanas have been declining over the past century due to habitat destruction, more the introduction of mongoose and house cats to the islands; the species is diurnal, spending their days foraging and watching over their territories by day and retreating to the treetops at night. Fiji iguanas are considered a national treasure by the government of Fiji, its likeness has been featured on postage stamps and phone book covers; this species was first described by French zoologist Alexandre Brongniart in 1800. The generic name, Brachylophus, is derived from two Greek words: brachys meaning "short" and lophos meaning "crest" or "plume", denoting the short spiny crests along the back of this species.
The specific name, fasciatus, is a Latin word meaning "banded". This species is related to B. bulabula, B. gau and B. vitiensis. The genus Brachylophus is thought to be descended from ancestors that rafted 9,000 kilometres west across the Pacific Ocean from the Americas, where their closest relatives are found, it has been suggested that they descended from a more widespread lineage of Old World iguanids that diverged from their New World relatives in the Paleogene. However, no other members of the putative lineage, living or fossil, have been found outside Fiji and Tonga; the Lau banded iguana is endemic to the Lau Islands of Fiji. Its recent range is known to extend from Vanua Balavu in the north to Fulaga and Ogea in the south, including at least eleven islands, it was reported from Moce and Oneata, it may have once been present throughout the Lau group. It was introduced to the Tonga Islands 300 years ago after the native Brachylophus gibbonsi was driven to extinction. Sexually dimorphic, males have two or three white or pale-blue bands 2 centimetres wide crossing their emerald green background with a pattern of spots and stripes on the nuchal region.
Females, on the other hand, are solid green with partial bands. Both sexes have a yellow underside. Fiji banded iguanas reach 60 centimetres in length when measured from snout to tail tip and bodyweights of up to 200 grams; the crests of these iguanas are short reaching a length of 0.5 centimetres. Although there appear to be slight variations between insular populations, none have been well-described; the animals from Tonga are smaller and leaner, were described as B. brevicephalus. The skin of this species is sensitive to light and the lizard can change its skin color to match its background. Captive specimens have been observed matching the pattern left by the screen tops of their cages in as little as 30 seconds; the species is diurnal, spending their days foraging and watching over their territories by day and retreating to the treetops at night. Male iguanas are visual, aggressively defend their territories from rival males; the iguanas will deepen their green coloration to intensify their bands, bob their heads and intimidate intruders by lunging at them with open mouths.
They expand and flare their dewlaps to increase the size of their profile, following up with violent battles amongst each other. Fiji banded iguanas are herbivorous,they feed on the leaves and flowers of trees and shrubs hibiscus flowers of the Vau tree and fruit such as banana and papaya. Captive hatchlings have been observed eating insects. Courtship is similar to other iguanids, with males approaching and tongue flicking the female's back and nuchal regions after a series of rapid head bobs; the breeding season occurs during the month of November. The Fiji banded iguana has a long incubation period of 160 -- 170 days. Females guard the nest of three to six eggs, unusual for iguanids. Hatchlings obtain moisture by licking wet leaves; the Fijian name for iguana is "vokai", although some tribes call it "saumuri". Two tribes regard the iguana as their totem and as such its name is not allowed to be mentioned in the presence of women or the offender may be beaten with a stick; the majority of Fijians, are terrified of iguanas because of their behavior when threatened.
On such occasions, an iguana opens its mouth and lunges at attackers. The biggest threats this iguana faces is habitat loss due to fires, agricultural development, competition from feral goats. A secondary threat is introduced predators in the forms of rats and cats which prey on the iguanas and their eggs. Additionally the iguana has been hunted for the illegal exotic animal trade. Since 1982 the Fijian government has maintained that the entire zoo population of Fiji banded iguanas was obtained illegally or descended from smuggled animals: "Virtually all of the estimated 50–100 banded iguanas in American zoos have been obtained without the knowledge or consent of the Government of Fiji"; the husbandry of Fiji banded iguanas at the San Diego Zoo has been documented as the most successful breeding colony of Fiji banded iguanas in the world. Fiji Banded Iguana at Cyclura.info Fiji Banded Iguana at the Houston Zoo Fiji Banded Iguana at junglewalk
Quick, Let's Get Married is a 1964 American comedy film directed by William Dieterle and starring Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland and Barbara Eden. A madam helps a master thief locate an ancient buried treasure. Ginger Rogers as Madame Rinaldi Ray Milland as Mario Forni Barbara Eden as Pia Pacelli Walter Abel as The Thief Pippa Scott as Gina Elliott Gould as The Mute Carl Schell as Beppo Michael Ansara as Mayor Pablo Cecil Kellaway as The Bishop David Hurst as Gustave Vinton Hayworth as Aguesta, Town Banker Leonardo Cimino as Dr. Paoli Carol Ann Daniels Mara Lynn Julian Upton Michael Youngman Jeremy Verity as Town Clerk The film was produced by Rogers' husband William Marshall in an attempt to revive her screen career; the film had a troubled production, with original director Victor Stoloff being replaced by Dieterle. It sat on the shelf for several years and did not get a full release until 1971. Monaco, James; the Encyclopedia of Film. Perigee Books, 1991. Quick, Let's Get Married on IMDb