Home and Away
Home and Away is an Australian television soap opera. It was created by Alan Bateman and commenced broadcast on the Seven Network on 17 January 1988. Bateman came up with the concept of the show during a trip to Kangaroo Point, New South Wales, where he noticed locals were complaining about the construction of a foster home and against the idea of foster children from the city living in the area; the soap opera was going to be called Refuge, but the name was changed to the "friendlier" title of Home and Away once production began. The show premiered with a ninety-minute pilot episode. Since each subsequent episode has aired for a duration of twenty-two minutes and Home and Away has become the second longest-running drama series in Australian television. In Australia, it is broadcast from Mondays to Thursdays at 7:00 pm.'Home and Away' follows the lives and loves of the residents in Summer Bay, a fictional seaside town of New South Wales. The series focused on the Fletcher family – Tom and Pippa, their five foster children, Frank Morgan, Carly Morris, Lynn Davenport, Steven Matheson and Sally Fletcher – who moved from the city into the Summer Bay House, where they assumed the new job of running the caravan park, took in a sixth foster child, Bobby Simpson.
Home and Away was not without controversy. During the first season alone, it featured several adult-themed storylines such as teen pregnancy, rape and alcohol addiction and drug overdose; the series has dealt with similar storylines over the years which have exceeded its restricted time slot. Palm Beach in Sydney's Northern Beaches district has been used as the location for Summer Bay since 1988; the exterior scenes are filmed at Palm Beach, while the interior scenes are filmed at the Australian Technology Park in Redfern. Home and Away has been sold to over eighty countries around the world, making it one of Australia's successful media exports, it is popular in the United Kingdom, is one of the highest-rating shows on RTÉ Television in Ireland and TV2 in New Zealand. In Australia and Away is the most awarded program at the Logie Awards, with a total of forty-six wins, including Best Drama Program; some cast members have won several other awards such as the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television, Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor, Most Popular Actress.
In 2015, Home and Away was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame. After the Seven Network cancelled their soap opera Neighbours on 12 July 1985 due to low ratings, rival network Ten picked it up and turned it into a success. A couple of years Seven's head of drama, Alan Bateman, became desperate to get back into the soap market and began to work out how to launch another soap, not a copy of Neighbours. While on a trip to Kangaroo Point, New South Wales with his family, Bateman began talking to locals who were "up in arms" over the construction of a foster home for children from the city. Seeing the degree of conflict the "influx of parentless children on a tight-knit community" was having, Bateman came away with the idea for a new serial, he explained "Nobody in the community wanted them to move in and I began to wonder how streetwise city kids would adapt to the new lifestyle. I thought, there is my slice of life in a community." Bateman set the serial in the fictional town of Summer Bay. While Seven Network executives were unconvinced by the idea, audience research was positive.
The soap opera was called Refuge, but the name was changed to the "friendlier" title of Home and Away once production began. Home and Away has since become the second-longest drama series in Australian television after Neighbours. During the show's first season in 1988, a rape storyline for the character Carly Morris outraged the public and a protest erupted, as viewers deemed it an inappropriate subject to be covering in an early evening time slot. In 2002, several former characters such as Frank Morgan, Carly Morris, Steven Matheson, Blake Dean and Sophie Simpson returned for a special storyline to mark the 150th anniversary of settlement in Summer Bay; the storyline featured a majority of the cast boarded onto a ferry boat for a night cruise. In July 2005, Home and Away celebrated its 4000th episode, which saw many former cast members return for Alf Stewart's surprise 60th birthday party. In March 2007, the commercial television industry's Annual Code Complaint Report revealed that Home and Away was the eighth most complained about show on Australian television, the only drama series in the top ten complaint list.
From 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006, there were 23 written complaints about the show as viewers thought it was inappropriate for it to be shown in its 7:00 pm timeslot. In March 2009, it was alleged that Seven had agreed to censor a then-upcoming lesbian kiss scene between Charlie Buckton and Joey Collins, after receiving many complaints from conservative groups and mothers who did not want their children exposed to same-sex relationships in a family show. Seven's head of creative drama, Bevan Lee confirmed that the censorship allegations were in fact false and that the scene would still go to air as planned. Home and Away celebrated its 21st year in production in Sydney on 23 July 2009; the mayor of Sydney's Pittwater Council presented
Frenzal Rhomb is an Australian punk rock band that formed in 1992, with Jason Whalley on lead vocals and rhythm guitar during this entire period. In 1996, Lindsay McDougall joined the line-up on lead backing vocals. Three of the group's albums have entered the top 20 on the ARIA Albums Chart: A Man's Not a Camel, Hi-Vis High Tea and Smoko At The Pet Food Factory. Hi-Vis High Tea reached 9th position in sandwiched between two Ed Sheeran albums; the group has supported Australian tours by The Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX, Blink-182. Frenzal Rhomb have toured in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, South Africa and Taiwan. Frenzal Rhomb formed in 1992 in the Sydney suburb of Newtown with Alexis'Lex' Feltham on bass guitar and Jason Whalley on vocals. Feltham and Whalley had been school mates at St Ives High School in St Ives. Whalley had commenced a Bachelor of Arts course in philosophy at Sydney University when he formed Frenzal Rhomb as a punk rock band; the band was formed to take part in a battle of the bands and at that stage was not seen as a permanent project.
The name is a reference to a band member's pet rat, which in turn was named for the Fresnel rhomb, a prism-like device invented by the 19th Century French engineer, Augustin-Jean Fresnel. By 1993, the group's line-up was Feltham, Ben Costello on guitar and Karl Perske on drums, they played at the Sydney venue for the Big Day Out in January. In March 1994, the band issued Dick Sandwich, its cover had "a graphic drawing of the offending flaccid appendage draped over a sesame seed bun with lashings of bloody sauce." Posters with a similar image that advertised the group had them banned at some venues. National youth radio station Triple J criticised the group as being immature and told them to "grow up"; the EP was described as having "good songs but it sounds like it was recorded under a doona" and had the group banned from some radio stations and retail outlets. One of its tracks, "I Wish I Was as Credible as Roger Climpson", attracted attention of its subject, Roger Climpson – a Seven News anchor on TV – who posed with the group for a photo.
The E. P features fan favourites "Chemotherapy", a cover of the TV series theme "Home And Away"; the E. P featured an alternate cover depicting rabbits on the flipside of the liftout to appease record stores or people who may have been offended by the original artwork. In October of that year, they released a single, "Sorry About the Ruse", on their own label, How Much Did I Fucking Pay For This Records? The group were the local support act on the Australian leg of separate tours by United States punk rockers Bad Religion, The Offspring, Blink-182. In March 1995, Frenzal Rhomb released their first studio album, Coughing Up a Storm, on Shock Records' sub-label Shagpile Records. Perske was replaced by Nat Nykyruj on drums; the album features live fan favourite "Genius". In October 1997, it was retitled Once a Jolly Swagman Always a Jolly Swagman and issued with additional tracks by the US label Liberation Records. In mid-1995, the group supported NOFX on their national tour. Fat Mike, a member of NOFX, was the owner of Fat Wreck Chords, he signed the band to his label, which released the 4 Litres EP in the US.
In July 1996, Frenzal Rhomb released their second album, Not So Tough Now, produced by Tony Cohen, Kalju Tonuma and Frenzal Rhomb. Just after its appearance, Costello was replaced by Lindsay McDougall on lead guitar and backing vocals – Costello left to attend university and become an animal rights activist. In November, the group issued a CD EP, Punch in the Face and, in January 1997, performed at Big Day Out. Late that year they toured the US supporting Blink-182. In September 1997, their third LP, Meet the Family, was released, which reached the top 40 on the ARIA Albums Chart and became their first certified gold album by ARIA, it spawned three singles, "Mr Charisma", "There's Your Dad", "Mum Changed the Locks". The latter title refers to McDougall telling his mother he was going out to a movie when leaving for an interstate tour and returning to find his key no longer opened the front door. In April, Gordon "Gordy" Forman replaced Nykyruj on drums, they toured Australia with US ska band Blue Meanies.
Frenzal Rhomb were the head-liners for the Australian leg of the 1998 Vans Warped Tour and they were recruited for the US edition. A 1998 version of Meet the Family contained a bonus disc, recorded live on this US leg. In March 1999, they released their next album, A Man's Not a Camel, produced by Eddie Ashworth and was supported by a nationwide tour; as from November 2011, it remains Frenzal Rhomb's highest charting album, reaching No. 11. It spawned their highest charting single, "You Are Not My Friend", which reached No. 49. Allmusic's album reviewer Mike DaRonco felt "the first two songs are great in that catchy, playful pop-punk sort of way, but the rest... fall under the trap of having all their tracks sounding like one big, long song". The album features fan favourites "We're Going Out Tonight" and "Never Had So Much Fun". According to the band's website, US gigs were dropped after Whalley suffered a heart attack in late 1999 and the group spent the first few months of 2000 inactive. Whalley denied that he had had a heart attack with "a lot of things on our Web site are exaggerated.
There was a thing about my having trench rot, the World War I disease, but that's not true either". In November 2000, Frenzal Rhomb returned with the album Shut Your Mouth, released on Epic Records in Australia, an offshoot of Sony. Ro
Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera. It was first broadcast on the Seven Network on 18 March 1985, it was created by TV executive Reg Watson, who proposed the idea of making a show that focused on realistic stories and portrayed adults and teenagers who talk and solve their problems together. Seven decided to commission the show following the success of Watson's shorter-lived soap Sons and Daughters, which aired on the network. Although successful in Melbourne, Neighbours underperformed in the Sydney market and struggled for months before Seven cancelled it; the show was bought by rival network Ten. After taking over production of the show, the new network had to build replica sets because Seven destroyed the originals to prevent its rival from obtaining them. Ten began screening Neighbours on 20 January 1986, beginning where the previous series left off and commencing with episode 171. Neighbours has since become the longest running drama series in Australian television and in 2005, it was inducted collectively into the Logie Hall of Fame.
The show's storylines concern the domestic and professional lives of the people who live and work in Erinsborough, a fictional suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. The series centres on the residents of Ramsay Street, a short cul-de-sac, its neighbouring area, the Lassiters complex, which includes a bar, cafe, police station, lawyers' office and park. Neighbours began with three families created by Watson -- the Robinsons and the Clarkes. Watson said; the Robinsons and the Ramsays were involved in an ongoing rivalry. Pin Oak Court, in Vermont South, is the real cul-de-sac that has doubled for Ramsay Street since 1985. All of the houses featured are real and the residents allow the production to shoot external scenes in their yards; the interior scenes are filmed at the Global Television studios in Forest Hill. Through its entire run in Australia, Neighbours has been screened as a twenty-two-minute episode each week night in an early-evening slot. Neighbours moved to Ten's digital channel, Eleven on 11 January 2011, it is broadcast each weeknight at 6:30 pm.
The show is produced by FremantleMedia Australia and has been sold to over sixty countries around the world, making it one of Australia's most successful media exports. Neighbours was first screened in the United Kingdom in October 1986 on BBC1 where it achieved huge popularity among British audiences in the late 1980s and 1990s. In 2008, it moved to the UK's Channel 5. From 2018, the show became the first Australian drama to air all year round after securing a new deal with Channel 5. Neighbours was created in the early-to-mid-1980s by Australian TV executive Reg Watson. Watson decided to create a soap opera after working on Crossroads and seeing how successful it and Coronation Street were in Britain, he had created such successful Australian made soap operas as The Young Doctors and Sons and Daughters. Watson proposed the idea of making a show that would focus on more realistic stories and portray teens and adults who talk to each other and solve their problems together. Watson, who worked for the Grundy production company, decided to make his show appeal to both Australia and Britain.
In 2005, Darren Devlyn and Caroline Frost from the Herald Sun reported that Watson took his idea to the Nine Network in 1982, but it was rejected. Former Network Nine chief executive Ian Johnson commented that it was one of the "biggest missed opportunities" in his twenty-four years at the network, he added "I remember it being discussed, but I'm not sure what went against it. It may have had something to do with the fact we'd picked up Sale of the Century with Tony Barber in 1980 and it was doing huge business, so we didn't have a pressing need for a five-night-a-week show." Watson took his idea to the Seven Network, who commissioned the show, following the success of his other Seven Network soap opera and Daughters. Several titles for the show were discussed, including People Like Us, One Way Street, No Through Road and Living Together until the network programmers voted on Neighbours; the first episode was broadcast on 18 March 1985 and reviews for the show were favourable. However, the Melbourne-produced programme underperformed in the Sydney market and after a meeting of the general managers, Seven decided to drop the show in October 1985.
Seven's Melbourne programme boss, Gary Fenton said Sydney chief Ted Thomas told the other general managers that Seven could not afford three dramas and argued that the Sydney-based A Country Practice and Sons and Daughters be retained. Neighbours was bought by Seven's rival Network Ten; the new network had to build replica sets when it took over production after Seven destroyed the original sets to prevent the rival network obtaining them. Ten began screening the series with episode 171 on 20 January 1986. In 1986, the series was bought by the BBC as part of their new daytime schedule in the United Kingdom. Neighbours made its debut on BBC1 on 27 October 1986 starting with the pilot episode, it soon gained a loyal audience and the show became popular with younger viewers, before long was watched by up to 16 million viewers - more than the entire population of Australia at the time. In 1988 Neighbours became the only television show to have its entire cast flown over to the UK to make an appearance at the Royal Variety Performance in front of the Queen.
Neighbours has since become the longest running drama series in Australian television and the seventh longest running serial drama still on the air in the world. In 2005, Neighbours celebrated its 20th anniversary and over twenty former cast members r
A hijab in common English usage is a veil worn by some Muslim women in the presence of any male outside of their immediate family, which covers the head and chest. The term can refer to any head, face, or body covering worn by Muslim women that conforms to Islamic standards of modesty. Hijab can refer to the seclusion of women from men in the public sphere, or it may denote a metaphysical dimension, for example referring to "the veil which separates man or the world from God."In the Qur'an, other classical Arabic texts the term khimār was used to denote a headscarf, ḥijāb was used to denote a partition, a curtain, or was used for the Islamic rules of modesty and dress for both males and females. In its traditional form, it is worn by women to maintain privacy from unrelated males. According to the Encyclopedia of Islam and Muslim World, modesty in the Quran concerns both men's and women's "gaze, gait and genitalia." The Qur'an instructs Muslim women to dress modestly. Some Islamic legal systems define this type of modest clothing as covering everything except the face, hands up to wrists, feet.
These guidelines are found in texts of hadith and fiqh developed after the revelation of the Qur'an but, according to some, are derived from the verses referencing hijab in the Qur'an. Some believe that the Qur `. In the Qur ` an, the term hijab refers to a curtain in the literal or metaphorical sense; the verse where it is used is understood to refer to the curtain separating visitors to Muhammad's house from his wives' lodgings. This had led some to argue that the mandate of the Qur'an to wear hijab applied to the wives of Muhammad, not women generally. In recent times, wearing hijab in public has been required by law in Saudi Arabia and the Indonesian province of Aceh. Other countries, both in Europe and in the Muslim world, have passed laws banning some or all types of hijab in public or in certain types of locales. Women in different parts of the world have experienced unofficial pressure to wear or not wear hijab; the Quran instructs both Muslim men and women to dress in a modest way, but there is disagreement on how these instructions should be interpreted.
The verses relating to dress use the terms jilbāb rather than ḥijāb. In the Quran, there are over 6,000 verses and only about half a dozen refer to the way a woman should dress or walk in public; the clearest verse on the requirement of modest dress is surah 24:31, telling women to guard their private parts and draw their khimār over their bosoms. And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their private parts. In Surah 33:59 Muhammad is commanded to ask his family members and other Muslim women to wear outer garments when they go out, so that they are not harassed: O Prophet! Enjoin your wives, your daughters, the wives of true believers that they should cast their outer garments over their persons: That is most convenient, that they may be distinguished and not be harassed; the Islamic commentators agree this verse refers to sexual harassment of women of Medina. It is seen to refer to a free woman, for which Tabari cites Ibn Abbas. Ibn Kathir states that the jilbab distinguishes free Muslim women from those of Jahiliyyah, so other men know they are free women and not slavegirls or whores, indicating covering oneself doesn't apply to non-Muslims.
He cites Sufyan al-Thawri as commenting that while it may be seen as permitting to look upon non-Muslim women who adorn themselves, it is not allowed in order to avoid lust. Al-Qurtubi concurs with Tabari about this ayah being for those, he reports. He cites the Sahabah as saying it is no longer than a rida, he reports a minority view which considers the niqab or head-covering as jilbab. Ibn Arabi considered that excessive covering would make it impossible for a woman to be recognised which the verse mentions, though both Qurtubi and Tabari agree that the word recognition is about distinguishing free women; some scholars like Ibn Hayyan, Ibn Hazm and Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani questioned the ayah's common explanation. Hayyan believed that "believing women" referred to both free women and slaves as the latter are bound to more entice lust and their exclusion is not indicated. Hazm too believed that it covered Muslim slaves as it would violate the law of not molesting a slave or fornication with her like that with a free woman.
He stated. The word ḥijāb in the Quran refers not to women's clothing, but rather a spatial partition or curtain. Sometimes its use is literal, as in the verse which refers to the screen that separated Muhammad's wives from the visitors to his house, while in other cases the word denotes separation between deity and mortals and righteous, believers
Feed (2005 film)
Feed is a 2005 Australian crime-horror film directed by Brett Leonard. The plot involves a police investigation of the sexual fetish of feederism, where the "feeder" feeds "gainers"; the film explores themes of dominance, submission and power. The case within the film bears many similarities to that of Armin Meiwes, the man known as the "Rotenburg Cannibal". Australian cop Phillip works as a cybercrime investigator for Interpol. Phillip finds himself shaken after investigating a case in Hamburg, Germany, in which a man consents to have his penis cut off and eaten by his lover. Phillip's own relationship is troubled due to his frequent travel and difficulties with romantic intimacy, he finds himself unable to respond positively to his beautiful girlfriend's sexual overtures; the two have rough sex that gets out of hand, she leaves him after writing "pig" on his chest with lipstick. Meanwhile, Phillip has been working with his partner, Nigel, to investigate a fetish website that features morbidly obese women being held captive and fed fattening food.
The website's intricate encryption suggests that the webmaster is concealing a deeper perversion, despite the objections of his superiors, Phillip travels to Toledo, Ohio, to investigate the webmaster and determine the whereabouts of "Lucy," a former site favorite. In Ohio, the site's sadistic webmaster, Michael Carter, holds Deidre captive in a ramshackle cottage in the woods. After questioning a local priest, Michael's adoptive sister, his thin, attractive wife, Phillip manages to track Michael to the cottage, where the latter is preparing to feed Deidre a thick slurry of eggs and weight gain powder. Phillip learns that Michael developed a sexual fascination with obese women due to his troubled relationship with his overweight, immobile mother, who died when he was a child, he uncovers the twist in Michael's fetish website: not only are paying site members able to watch him feed and fornicate with obese women, but they can place bets on when each woman will die, using posted statistics on their body proportions, blood pressure, other medical indicators.
In the cottage, Phillip finds Lucy's decaying remains and confronts Michael. The slurry-like preparation he was attempting to feed Deidre through a tube contains some of the fat he had carved from Lucy's body. After a struggle, Phillip shoots Deidre, who maintains her love for Michael as Philip tells her about his deceptions, two shots can be heard off screen; the final scene reveals Phillip living in suburban bliss with Michael's overweight adoptive sister. He takes some sandwiches she has packed for him and drives to the cottage in the woods, where he eats them with gusto, pausing to tantalize Michael, in a wheelchair, with one. Michael and emaciated, begs Phillip to, "feed." Alex O'Loughlin as Michael Carter Patrick Thompson as Phillip Jackson Gabby Millgate as Deidre Jack Thompson as Richard Rose Ashton as Abbey Matthew Le Nevez as Nigel David Field as Father Turner Feed holds a 40%'rotten' rating on review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes. Feed on IMDb Feed at AllMovie Feed at Rotten Tomatoes
Michael Woods (DJ)
Michael Anthony Woods is an English producer, DJ, remixer of various EDM genres progressive house, electro house and trance. He is the founder of the imprint label Diffused Music, established in 2010 and focuses on progressive house and tech house, he has worked under the stage names of Out of Office, Accadia, M1 and M3. Known as Warrior, Michael Woods had his first hits in 2000 with the debut single "Warrior" and the follow-up "Voodoo". "Warrior" achieved a No. 1 ranking in the UK Club Chart, did well in the top 40, entering at No. 19. "Voodoo" reached top 40. He released ambient trance singles on Lost Language under the name Accadia. Woods became known for the songs "If U Want Me", featuring Australian model Imogen Bailey, "Solex", featuring vocals by Juliette Jaimes, known best for her Holly Valance cover, "Kiss Kiss". Both of these singles had an associated music video, they peaked in the UK Singles Chart at No. 52 respectively. Michael Woods' sister, Marcella Woods, is a singer, known for her co-operations with Matt Darey on "Beautiful", "Liberation" and "U Shine On".
Her vocals appear on "So Special", the result of co-operation between Michael Woods and Judge Jules. She has joined Michael with Out of Office and released their second single, "Break of Dawn", to follow up the 2007 single, "Hands Up". Michael produced the track "Changed the Way You Kiss Me" for singer & rapper Example which debuted at No.1 in the UK singles charts in June 2011. Michael Woods is managed by Three Six Zero Group. Michael Woods is operating under the project name "Offaiah", a play on the words "All" and "Fire". Michael Woods Official site Out of Office Official site "Michael Woods Interview". Clubbing9ine.com. Retrieved 12 March 2013