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Goodfellas

Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Irwin Winkler and distributed by Warner Bros. It is an adaptation of the 1985 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese; the film narrates the rise and fall of mob associate Henry Hill and his friends and family from 1955 to 1980. Scorsese titled the film Wise Guy and postponed making it. To prepare for their roles in the film, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta spoke with Pileggi, who shared research material left over from writing the book. According to Pesci, improvisation and ad-libbing came out of rehearsals wherein Scorsese gave the actors freedom to do whatever they wanted; the director made transcripts of these sessions, took the lines he liked most and put them into a revised script, which the cast worked from during principal photography. Goodfellas premiered at the 47th Venice International Film Festival on September 9, 1990, was released in the United States on September 19, 1990.

The film was made on a budget of $25 million, grossed $46.8 million. The critical consensus on Rotten Tomatoes calls it "arguably the high point of Martin Scorsese's career"; the film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, with Pesci winning for Best Supporting Actor. The film won five awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, including Best Film and Best Director. Additionally, Goodfellas was named the year's best film by various critics' groups. Goodfellas is regarded as one of the greatest films in the gangster genre. In 2000, it was deemed "culturally and aesthetically significant" and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress, its content and style have been emulated in television series. In 1955, high school student Henry Hill becomes enamored of the criminal life and Mafia presence in his working class Italian-American neighborhood in Brooklyn and begins working for local caporegime Paul "Paulie" Cicero and his associates: James "Jimmy the Gent" Conway, an Irish truck hijacker and gangster, Tommy DeVito, a fellow juvenile delinquent.

Henry begins as a fence for Jimmy working his way up to more serious crimes. The three associates spend most of their nights in the 1960s at the Copacabana nightclub carousing with women. Henry starts dating a Jewish woman from the Five Towns area of Long Island, she is troubled by Henry's criminal activities but is seduced by his glamorous lifestyle. She marries him, despite her parents' disapproval. In 1970, Billy Batts, a made man released from prison insults Tommy at a nightclub owned by Henry, so Tommy and Jimmy kill him; the unsanctioned murder of a made man invites retribution. Jimmy and Tommy realize this and try to cover up the murder, they bury it in upstate New York. Six months however, Jimmy learns that the burial site is slated for development, forcing them to exhume and relocate the decomposing corpse. In 1974, a jealous Karen holds Henry at gunpoint. Henry moves in with Janice, but Paulie insists that he return to Karen after collecting a debt from a gambler in Tampa with Jimmy. Upon returning and Henry are arrested after being turned in by the gambler's sister, an FBI typist, they receive ten-year prison sentences.

In order to support his family on the outside, Henry has drugs smuggled in by Karen and sells them to a fellow inmate from Pittsburgh. In 1978, Henry is paroled and expands this cocaine business against Paulie's orders, soon involving Jimmy and Tommy. Jimmy organizes a crew to raid the Lufthansa vault at John F. Kennedy International Airport, stealing several millions in cash and jewelry. After some members buy expensive items against Jimmy's orders and the getaway truck is found by police, he has most of the crew murdered. In his voiceover narration, as dead bodies are being discovered all over the city, Henry implicitly theorizes that Jimmy would have killed them anyway rather than share the profits of the heist. Tommy and Henry are spared by Jimmy. Tommy, however, is led to believe that he is to become a made man, but is shot dead on the way to the ceremony in retribution for Batts' murder. In 1980, Henry becomes a nervous wreck from cocaine insomnia, he sets up a drug deal with his Pittsburgh associates, but is arrested by narcotics agents and jailed.

After bailing him out, Karen explains that she flushed $60,000 worth of cocaine down the toilet to prevent FBI agents from finding it during their raid, leaving them penniless. Feeling betrayed by Henry's drug dealing, Paulie ends their association. Henry meets Jimmy in a diner and is asked to travel on a hit assignment, but the novelty of such a request makes him suspicious. Henry realizes that Jimmy plans to have him and Karen killed, so he decides to enroll in the witness protection program though it means that Karen will not be able to see her parents, he gives sufficient testimony to have Jimmy arrested and convicted. Henry is grateful to be alive, but he is forced out of his gangster life and now has to face living in the real world. I get to live the rest of my life like a schnook." The end title cards state that Henry is still a protected witness as of 1990, but that he was arrested in 1987 in Seattle for narcotics conspiracy, receiving five years' probation. He has been clean since then.

He and Karen separated in 19

Federal Hill, Providence, Rhode Island

The Federal Hill neighborhood has a salient role in the history of Providence due to its central location within the city. This part of Providence is best known for its Italian American community and abundance of Italian restaurants. Federal Hill is bounded by Westminster Street to the south, Route 6 and Route 10 to the west and north, Interstate 95 to the east; the area borders Downtown to the east, Smith Hill and Valley to the north, Olneyville to the west, the West End and South Providence to the south. Atwells Avenue is the cultural centerpiece of the neighborhood, with many famous restaurants densely clustered along it between Interstate 95 and Harris Avenue, it contains a mix of other typical urban businesses such as sandwich and pizza shops, convenience stores, a hotel, tattoo parlors. The gateway arch over Atwells Avenue near Downtown is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Providence; the La Pigna sculpture hanging from its center — a traditional Italian symbol of welcome and quality — is mistakenly referred to as "The Pineapple" and has become the symbol of Federal Hill.

Other important streets in the neighborhood include Broadway, home to restaurants as well as professional and legal offices, but to the historic Columbus Theater now used for movies and live performances. Other than a commercial and warehouse section in the area of Dean and Washington Streets, most of the rest of the neighborhood is residential catering to college students. Johnson and Wales University maintains the Renaissance Hall dormitory on Federal Hill as well. Most cross streets in the historic neighborhood between Atwells Avenue and Broadway are one-way due to their narrowness. A few streets remain paved with cobblestone. DePasquale Plaza, sometimes referred to as "the heart of the neighborhood," is a popular spot for outdoor dining and people-watching; the plaza features a central grand fountain surrounded by outdoor dining. In the summer of 2018 the plaza's "famous" fountain was in a state of partial disrepair, with only two levels flowing and the base filled with plants. In May 2019 the fountain was restored and working, despite restoration work having set back by an automobile collision only a month earlier.

Federal Hill received its name after a 1788 Fourth of July ox roast celebration on the plain adjacent to the hill. The organizers of the celebration intended to celebrate the ratification of the Federal Constitution by the 9 of the 13 states needed to create the United States; because anti-federalist sentiment was strong in Rhode Island, General William West led 1,000 armed farmers to Providence to stop the celebration. A compromise was reached and the celebrants agreed to celebrate Independence Day only and not the ratification of the Federal Constitution; the issue remained hotly controversial in Rhode Island for two more years until the state became the last of the original thirteen states to join the union. The area of Federal Hill was called Nocabulabet, believed to be an anglicized version of either a Narragansett or Wampanoag phrase meaning "land above the river" or "land between the ancient waters."Federal Hill's Atwells Avenue is named for Amos Maine Atwell, who led a syndicate of businessmen developing the western areas of the city in 1788.

The area developed into a working class area during the early 19th century in part due to reverses in commercial shipping. In 1840, only the lower streets of the hill were occupied, that by Irish immigrants who worked in the nearby textile shops and foundries. Yet, by the early 1850s, the part of Atwells Avenue that we think of today as "Little Italy" was clustered with two and three story tenements that housed the large influx of those who fled the famine of 1845 to 1851. A third of these people came from the Barony of Truagh and surrounding townlands; this area, encompassing Northern County Monaghan and Southern County Tyrone, had for centuries been the fiefdom of the McKenna clan. Not incidentally, McKenna was, by far, the most common name on Federal Hill in the 1860s; the 1870s saw the first arrival of immigrants from southern Italy, with greater numbers arriving in the next two decades. By 1895, the Hill was divided evenly between Irish and Italians; these were tension-filled times, as both groups fought for jobs and respect from the Yankee majority.

More can be read about the Irish period on the Hill at http://federalhillirish.com/. The first two decades of the 20th century witnessed heavy Italian-American immigration into Federal Hill, making it the city's informal Little Italy. Though the area today is more diverse, Federal Hill still retains its status as the traditional center for the city's Italian-American community. Providence's annual Columbus Day parade marches down Atwells Avenue. In 1954, Raymond Loreda Salvatore Patriarca Sr, the newly appointed boss of the New England Faction of La Cosa Nostra, made drastic changes to the family, the biggest being moving the family's base of operations from Boston to Atwells Ave in Federal Hill, he ran the crime family from 1954 until 1984 from the National Cigarette Service Company and Coin-O-Matic Distributors, a vending machine and pinball business on Atwells Avenue. The business was known to family members as "The Office." According to the 2000 census, the racial makeup of the 02903 zip code, in which Federal Hill is located, was 65.8% White, 12.4% Black or African American, 7.2% Asian, 0.7% American Indian, 8.4% from other races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.2% of the population. According to the Providence Plan, a local nonprofit aimed at improving city life, 47% of residents are white, 32.1% Hispanic, 14.8% are African-American. These are all above the citywide averages

Save Your Heart (Lights & Motion album)

Save Your Heart is the second studio album by Swedish cinematic postrock band Lights & Motion. It was released worldwide on November 12, 2013, through the American independent record label Deep Elm Records; the album was produced by Christoffer Franzén and recorded in Gothenburg during 2012 and 2013. The album contains eleven has a total running time of 40 minutes, it is the follow-up to the band's debut album Reanimation, it is Deep Elms 200th release in their catalog. Prior to recording Save Your Heart in 2013, the band had just put out their debut album Reanimation, it was announced only months that a new record was going to be released in November, the same year. This album was recorded in the same Gothenburg studio as the band's first album, Franzén once again took on all of the duties surrounding the recording process by himself, acting as both engineer, producer and mixer, it was wrapped just before it was scheduled to be released. Franzén recorded the album as a way to both remember and remind himself of why he does what he do in life.

This is me doing the thing I love and this is me sharing the things that I am most afraid of. Save Your Heart is conceptually about not giving up on the things that make you lose track of time, that make you feel something and the things that make you realize that maybe there is something that you are born to do. Music is that way for me, it has always been. At the same time It´s hard not to give up on your dreams, because dreaming takes courage and a lot of sacrifice." Save Your Heart sees the band changing their main writing instrument from the guitar to piano. Where its predecessor Reanimation was dominated by repeating guitar arpeggios and strong melodic hooks performed on guitar, they now get to take somewhat of a backseat, in doing so enables other instruments to step forward and fill the void on this new record; the piano is featured on half of the tracks, this album sees an increased use of synthesizers in tracks such as "Heartbeats" and "Orbit". The songs on Save Your Heart are noticeably shorter than on the band's debut, oftentimes reaching a final playtime of 2–3 minutes.

Franzén have at times described himself as a "Painter of sound", in doing so expanding with. I wanted Save Your Heart to have more of a violet color in terms of sonic identity. In comparison, Reanimation had more of a yellowish tone." The artwork for Save Your Heart was designed by graphic designer Elias Klingén. The image, visualized through a combination of colours and abstract lines, is a graphical representation of a heart, being connected by two different colors of red and blue, conceptualizing the album; the movie Transcendence starring Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman, features album track "We Are Ghosts" in its theatrical trailers and featurettes. "Heartbeats" was used in the second trailer for the motion picture Concussion. "We Are Ghosts". All songs composed by Christoffer Franzén. Christoffer Franzén – guitar, vocals, bass guitar, string arrangements, production, engineering, sound design

Willie Mills

William Mills was a professional footballer, who played for Aberdeen, Huddersfield Town and Clyde. He was born in Scotland. Mills was signed by Aberdeen from Junior club Bridgeton Waverley in 1932, he entered their first team immediately, aged 17. Mills was a creative player, but scored and was the club's top goalscorer in the 1933–34 season, he was transferred to Huddersfield Town in March 1938 for £6,500. Mills did not stay however, as the Second World War curtailed league play. After the war concluded he played in the Highland Football League for Huntly. Mills represented Scotland three times between October 1935 and December 1936, his brother Hugh'Bunty' Mills was a footballer, who began his career at Bridgeton and featured for West Ham. Sources99 Years & Counting - Stats & Stories - Huddersfield Town History William Mills at the Scottish Football Association Profile and stats at AFC Heritage Trust

James H. Ammons

Dr. James H. Ammons was the president of Florida A&M University, he served from July 2, 2007, until his resignation took effect on July 16, 2012. He is a native Floridian, he graduated from Winter Haven High School in 1970 and entered Florida A&M University on the Thirteen College Curriculum Program during the fall semester of 1970. In 1974, he graduated cum laude with a B. S. degree in Political Science. After being awarded the Minority Graduate Fellowship from the American Political Science Association, he earned a M. S. in Public Administration in 1975, a Ph. D. in government in 1977, both from Florida State University. Ammons began his teaching career in public policy and administration in 1977 as an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida, he returned to FAMU in 1983 as an associate professor of political science, in 1984, he was promoted to the position of assistant vice president for academic affairs. In 1989, he was promoted to associate vice president for academic affairs and served as director of Title III Programs.

He was promoted to the rank of a full professor in 1993, FAMU President Frederick S. Humphries appointed him to the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs on October 1, 1995. At Florida A&M University, he developed more than 22 bachelor's, master's and Ph. D. degree programs. Ammons became the ninth chancellor of North Carolina Central University on June 1, 2001. At NCCU, enrollment reached an all-time high during his tenure, climbing from 5,473 in fall 2001 to 8,675 in fall 2006- a 58.4 percent increase. NCCU became the fastest growing institution in the University of North Carolina System at that time. Since his tenure, NCCU attracted its first National Achievement Scholars with three finalists and three semifinalists in its fall 2002 freshman class. Chancellor Ammons managed the $121 million 2000 Bond Program, which includes a $36 million science complex. A new Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise was built on the campus; this institute produces bachelor's, master's and Ph.

D.'s degree holders for the biomanufacturing industry. He worked to expand program offerings by planning Ph. D. programs in communications disorders, information sciences and biomedical sciences. NCCU offers academic programs in the Schools of Law, Education and Information Sciences, Business. On July 2, 2007, Dr. James H. Ammons became the tenth president of Florida A&M University. Ammons's contract included the provision that it renewed on a daily basis, guaranteed an annual "performance bonus" of 25 to 35 percent of his $325,000 base salary. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, Ammons was the only university president in Florida to have such an "evergreen" contract. On July 11, 2012, Ammons announced that he would resign on October 11, 2012. However, on July 16, 2012, members of the Florida A&M University board of trustees voted to make his resignation effective immediately. Dr. Larry Robinson was to serve as interim president. Ammons remained at Florida A&M as a tenured professor on the faculty.

Ammons serves as a member of the Central Carolina Bank Durham Advisory Board and as a member of the board of directors of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce and Leadership North Carolina. In September 2002, he was elected to serve as a member of the board of directors for the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, he served as a member of the Joint Commission on Accountability Reporting of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. In December 2003, he was appointed to the advisory committee for Habitat for Humanity of Durham. Ammons has received many honors and awards, is involved in the community. In November 2002, he received the "Citizen of the Year Award" from the Beta Phi chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, he was selected in 2001 as the honorary chair of Light Up Durham, a community holiday festival, honorary co-chair of the Durham Public Education Network. The News & Observer named Ammons one of the "10 to Watch in 2002."

He was honored in August 2002 as one of the first recipients of the "Guardian of Our Legacy Award" presented during the Harlem Week National Historic Black College Fair Reception and Reunion in New York. He received the award for serving as an "outstanding role leader" in higher education, he was an American Council on Education Fellow, in 1987–88, he served as political science faculty program consultant for the Florida Board of Regents. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award by the College of Arts and Sciences of Florida A&M University, 1987, he is married to the former Judy and they have one son, James, III

Cornerstones: 1967–1970

Cornerstones 1967–1970 is a 1990 compilation album by American guitarist Jimi Hendrix. It features 18 of his greatest hits, including live renditions of "Fire" and "Stone Free" from the Atlanta International Pop Festival, Georgia, July 4, 1970, it was released on other parts of Europe. The album entered the UK Albums Chart in November 1990 at No. 5, its highest position during a sixteen-week stay in the chart. All songs were recorded between October 23, 1966 and August 1970; this was the only compact disc release at the time to have the studio version of "The Star Spangled Banner". All songs were written except where noted. "Hey Joe" "Purple Haze" "The Wind Cries Mary" "Foxy Lady" "Crosstown Traffic" "All Along the Watchtower" "Voodoo Child" "Have You Ever Been" "Star Spangled Banner" "Stepping Stone" "Room Full of Mirrors" "Ezy Ryder" "Freedom" "Drifting" "In from the Storm" "Angel" "Fire" "Stone Free" Jimi Hendrix – electric guitar, lead vocals, background vocals and paper Noel Reddingbass, backing vocals Mitch Mitchelldrums Billy Cox – bass on tracks 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, background vocals on track 12 Buddy Miles – drums on tracks 10, 11 and 12, background vocals on track 12