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James Farentino

James Farentino was an American actor. He appeared in nearly 100 television and stage roles, among them The Final Countdown, Jesus of Nazareth, Dynasty. Born in Brooklyn, New York City, Farentino attended local schools followed by studying drama and acting in Catholic school. In the 1950s and 1960s, he performed on a few TV roles. Among his many television appearances, he guest-starred in 1964 with Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. in the episode "Super-Star" of the CBS drama series The Reporter. Early in 1967, he appeared in Barry Sullivan's NBC western series The Road West in the episode "Reap the Whirlwind". In 1969, he starred opposite Patty Duke in Natalie. Farentino was one of the lawyers in NBC's TV series The Bold Ones, which starred Burl Ives and Joseph Campanella, he made two appearances in the 1970s anthology television series Night Gallery, once with then-wife Michele Lee, next with actress Joanna Pettet. In 1970 Farentino appeared as Pick Lexington in "The Men From Shiloh", the repackaged name of the popular long running TV western The Virginian in the episode titled "The Best Man."

In 1973, he appeared in the episode "The Soft, Kind Brush" of the romantic anthology series Love Story. During the 1970s, he appeared on NBC's Cool Million. In 1978, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Special for his portrayal of Simon Peter in the miniseries Jesus of Nazareth. In 1980, Farentino starred in The Final Countdown with Kirk Douglas and Martin Sheen, played Juan Perón opposite Faye Dunaway's Eva Perón in the 1981 television movie Evita Perón. Farentino appeared as Frank Chaney in the short-lived 1984 ABC series Blue Thunder, based on the 1983 film of the same name, starring Roy Scheider, he starred as Dr. Nick Toscanni on the second season of Dynasty from 1982 to 1983. In the late 1990s, he appeared as the estranged father of lead character Doug Ross on ER. Farentino was married to: Elizabeth Ashley Michele Lee. Debrah Farentino Stella Farentino. James himself filed for divorce in January 2001 due to "irreconcilable differences".

Farentino was charged with stalking his former girlfriend Tina Sinatra in 1993. A restraining order was issued against him. Farentino was arrested in Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 23, 1991, after Canada Customs intercepted a package containing 3.2 grams of cocaine being sent to his hotel room. He was in town filming the TV movie Miles from Nowhere, he was released on bail. In 2010, Farentino was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery after police were called following a citizen's arrest of the actor in his own house. Farentino was taken into custody and booked at the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood station before being released the following morning after posting a $20,000 bond. Police said the actor was trying to physically remove a man from his house and the man made the citizen's arrest On January 24, 2012, Farentino died of complications arising from a right hip fracture, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, following a long illness, he was 73 years old. James Farentino on IMDb James Farentino at the Internet Broadway Database James Farentino at Find a Grave


Fluor-uvite is a tourmaline mineral with the chemical formula CaMg333F. It is a rare mineral, found in calcium rich contact metamorphic rocks with increased amounts of boron. Uvite is trigonal hexagonal, which means that it has three equal length axes at 120 degrees, all perpendicular to its fourth axis which has a different length. Uvite is part of the space group 3m. Uvite's hardness has been measured to be 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. The color of uvite varies, depending on the sample, but is deep green or brown. In regard to uvite's optical properties, it is uniaxial and anisotropic, meaning that the velocity of light in the mineral depends on the path that it takes. In plane polarized light, uvite shows weak pleochroism. Uvite was first found in 1929 in Sri Lanka, hence the name. Uvite has no use, but is found in mineral specimen collections; the mineral is sought after by collectors because of its pronounced colors, crystal structure, large crystal size

Joseph Martin Hood

Joseph Martin Hood is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Born in Ashland, Hood received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky in 1965 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1972, he was in the United States Army Captain from 1966 to 1970. He was a law clerk to Judge Howard David Hermansdorfer of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky from 1972 to 1976, was a United States Magistrate Judge for the same court from 1976 to 1990. On January 24, 1990, Hood was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky vacated by Judge Scott Elgin Reed. Hood was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 27, 1990, received his commission on April 30, 1990, he served as Chief Judge from 2005 to 2007, assuming senior status on October 14, 2007. He has been a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States since 2016.

Joseph Martin Hood at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center

The God of Cookery

The God of Cookery is a 1996 comedy film produced, written and directed by Stephen Chow. This is known to be Stephen Chow's first film to utilize sometimes dark themes. Stephen Chow is a corrupt celebrity chef who secretly knows little about cooking, runs a successful business empire, is willing to hawk any product for a price. Arrogant and cocky, Chow is dubbed the "God of Cookery" and appears as a judge for culinary competitions rigged to make him look good. Bull Tong, posing as an understudy and conspiring with Chow's business partner to overthrow him, exposes Chow as a fraud during the opening ceremony of Chow's 50th restaurant. Bull is declared the new "God of Cookery" and takes over Chow's corrupt empire. Ruined, Chow lives on the streets in an area known as Temple Street. There, he orders a bowl of "assorted noodles" from disfigured and uncouth food cart owner Turkey and criticizes it for its lack of taste, terrible preparation, unsanitary ingredients. During a heated exchange, Chow demands respect and reveals himself to be the fallen "God of Cookery" but begs her for some money.

Thugs beat him for his panhandling, but Turkey orders them away, taking pity on Chow and giving him a bowl of barbecue pork on rice. Chow declares it delicious. Turkey and her rival street vendor, conduct gang warfare to see which vendor can sell the two best-selling dishes: beef balls and "pissing" shrimp. Chow manages to unite the two rival vendors by combining the two dishes into a new dish, "Pissing Beef Balls", which the three of them could sell together, it becomes a huge success, the vendors convince Chow to enroll in a culinary school in order to reclaim the title he lost, but not before he discovers that Turkey idolized Chow as the "God of Cookery" and received her scarred appearance after fighting a local gang leader who ruined her poster of Chow. The success of the "Pissing Beef Balls" alarms Bull, the new "God of Cookery", who arranges for Chow to be assassinated on the way to culinary school. While searching for the school, Chow finds that Turkey has followed him, asking him to complete a drawing of a romantic heart for her as a souvenir for her to remember him by.

Knowing she is in love with him, Chow callously rebuffs her. Turkey reminds him of all she did for him, including her injuries, but Chow retorts that he never asked for her to do those things for him; as he tells her that he can never love her, Turkey notices the approaching assassin and takes the bullet for Chow. Chow presumed dead, disappears. One month Bull enters the "God of Cookery" competition as the heavy favorite to retain the title. Chow arrives at the competition at the last minute and reveals to Tong what had happened: Chow escaped the assassin's second bullet and found his way to a Shaolin Monastery, where head monk Wet Dream nursed him back to health. However, Wet Dream would not allow Chow to leave the temple until he was well-versed in the ways of the Shaolin arts, a point made moot when it is revealed the culinary school he was going to attend was, in fact, the temple's kitchen—the same kitchen Bull had trained at for 10 years but subsequently dropped out of. While training, Chow continually mourned for Turkey and was overcome with grief and remorse over his careless treatment of her.

The depth of his feeling, which caused his hair to grow white, convinced Wet Dream to allow him his departure from the monastery. The competition between Chow and Tong begins in earnest, with the two attempting to make identical "Buddha Jumping Wall" dishes; each chef tries to sabotage the other's dish in a comedic wuxia fashion by attacking the other using their ingredients and kitchen implements, but Tong prevails when Chow's ex-business partner makes Chow's container explode with a bomb. With few materials and little time remaining, Chow prepares "Sorrowful Rice," a simple dish of barbecue pork rice, the same dish Turkey first gave to him while he was living on the streets. Although "Sorrowful Rice" is the better dish, Tong had blackmailed the judge into rigging the contest; as Bull is fraudulently crowned the winner, Chow remarks that there is no one "God of Cookery" and that any person who cooks with heart can be the "God of Cookery." In an act of divine intervention, the Imperial Court of Heaven descends upon the competition and reveal that in another life, Chow was a heavenly assistant to the Kitchen God, before being sent to Earth to live as a human as punishment for revealing culinary secrets to mankind.

Moved by his sorrow and his humbleness, they forgive him. They transform Chow's former business partner into a form befitting his treachery: a bulldog; as for Bull, he is given a gaping hole on his chest symbolizing his heartlessness. After the competition, Chow celebrates Christmas with his vendor friends in Temple Street, where Goosehead reveals that Turkey survived the assassination, she caught the bullet meant for Chow with her gold-plated teeth and a dentist reconstructed her dental work and threw in a free plastic surgery on her face, making her pretty again. As she appears before him and asks how she looks, Chow responds by throwing her the completed drawing of two arrow-pierced hearts. Stephen Chow as'Stephen Chow' Karen Mok as Turkey / Guanyin Vincent Kok as Bull Tong Ng Man-tat as Uncle Lee Siu-Kei as Goosehead Tats Lau as Wet Dream Christy Chung as the girl in the dream sequence Nancy Sit as herself Lee Kin-yan as

J2 League

The J2 League or J2 is the second division of the Japan Professional Football League and the second level of the Japanese association football league system. The top tier is represented by the J1 League, it is sponsored by Meiji Yasuda Life and it is thus known as the Meiji Yasuda J2 League. Until the 2014 season it was named the J. League Division 2. Second-tier club football has existed in Japan since 1972; the league took one relegating club from the top division and nine clubs from the second-tier semi-professional former Japan Football League to create the J2 League. The remaining seven clubs in the Japan Football League, the newly formed Yokohama FC, one promoting club from the Regional Leagues, formed the nine-club Japan Football League the third tier of Japanese football; the third tier is now represented by the J3 League. For history of Japanese club football before the inception of the professional league in 1993, see Japan Soccer League. For detailed history of J1 League, see J1 League#History.

A national second tier of Japanese association football was first established in 1972, when the Japan Soccer League formed a Second Division. Among the founding 10 clubs, 5 competed in the J. League: Toyota Motors, Fujitsu, Kyoto Shiko Club and Kofu Club; the new division consisted of 10 clubs, like the First Division, required both the champion and runner-up teams to play off a Promotion/Relegation series of test matches against the top flight's bottom clubs. The requirement was abolished for the champions in 1980, for the runners-up in 1984. Prior to 1977, the way for clubs to gain access to the Second Division was by making the finals of the All Japan Senior Football Championship and playing off in their own Promotion/Relegation series against the second tier's bottom clubs. After 1977, the new Regional Football League Competition served as provider of aspiring League clubs. In 1985, the Second Division increased to 12 clubs and in 1986, the number reached 16; until 1989, the table was divided depending on geographical location.

In 1992, following the formation of the J. League, the JSL Second Division was renamed the Japan Football League; the league was divided into two unequal divisions of 10 clubs each. In 1994, the JFL was again reunified into a single division; as the J. League expanded in numbers, the need for another second tier with promotion and relegation arose, as the number of clubs which wanted to become professional increased; the infrastructure of the league was changed in 1999. The league acquired nine clubs from the semi-professional JFL and one club from J. League to create a two-division system; the top flight became the J. League Division 1 with 16 clubs while J. League Division 2 was launched with ten clubs in 1999; the second-tier Japan Football League became the third-tier Japan Football League at that time. The criteria for becoming a J2 club were not as strict as those for the top division; this allowed smaller cities and towns to maintain a club without investing as much as clubs in J1. In fact, clubs like Mito HollyHock only draw an average of 3,000 fans a game and receive minimal sponsorship, yet still field competitive teams in J2.

Clubs in J2 took time to build their teams for J1 promotion, as they tried to improve their youth systems, their home stadium, their financial status, their relationship with their hometown. Clubs such as Oita Trinita, Albirex Niigata, Kawasaki Frontale, Ventforet Kofu accomplished this successfully. All these clubs started as J2 in 1999 and were comparatively small, but they earned J1 promotion, in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 respectively. Though Kofu and Oita were relegated back to Division 2, they are well-established association football clubs, managing to average 10,000 fans per game; the league began to follow European game formats, as time went on. In the first three seasons, games were played with extra time for regular league matches if there was no winner at end of the regulation; the extra time was abolished in 2002, the league adopted the standard 3-1-0 points system. Two Japan Football League clubs, Mito HollyHock and Yokohama FC joined the J2 League in the 2000 and 2001 seasons. Mito tried in the 1999 season, but failed, having better luck the following year.

On the other hand, Yokohama FC was formed by the fans of Yokohama Flügels, who went defunct after the merger with Yokohama F. Marinos on 1 January 1999. In essence, these two clubs could and should have joined the league in the inaugural year with the original ten clubs, it was inevitable that they were accepted by the league. However, besides these two clubs, it seemed. In 2004, two clubs showed interest as Thespa Kusatsu and Tokushima Vortis were accepted to the league. Two years in the 2006 season, Ehime FC followed in their footsteps, it turned out. However, in the early 2000s, these clubs were still in the regional leagues, it took them three to four years to e

Creatures (1990 video game)

Creatures is a platform game for the Commodore 64 computer, released in 1990. It was developed by Apex Computer Productions, the company started by two brothers, John Rowlands and Steve Rowlands. Atari ST conversion made by WJS Design were released in 1992 and Amiga in 1993; the backronym Clyde Radcliffe Exterminates All The Unfriendly Repulsive Earth-ridden Slime is used as a subtitle to the game. The game was followed by Creatures II: Torture Trouble in 1992. Creatures relied on'cutesy' graphics interspersed with bloody'torture screens' where between each level a single screen puzzle was presented to the player, who had to solve it or run out of time and lose the game, together with a bloody end for the recipient of the torture. Somewhere in the darkest corner of the Milky Way is a small, insignificant planet named "blot"; this was a beautiful place, but the inhabitants, always good-tempered creatures who called themselves Blotians had to flee from a terrible fate. The time had come to go and search for another suitable planet.

To leave the past behind, their name was changed and now they were called "Fuzzy Wuzzies". Coincidentally, a suitable planet was found. However, this happened quite involuntarily, as they had to make an emergency landing after a collision with an asteroid, the only planet, within reach, was good old Earth, but it was a blessing in disguise, they landed in the Pacific near an unknown island. After the Fuzzy Wuzzies came ashore, they built a city and the island was called "The Hippest Place in The Known Universe". What the Fuzzies did not know was that demons resided on the other side of the island who, of course, always had a bad temper, it was the friendly nature of the Fuzzies that got on their nerves and they hated the new name of the island. The demons came up with a cunning plan to get rid of the existence and therefore the good mood of the Fuzzies, they invited the Fuzzies to one of the biggest parties, celebrated on the island. The Fuzzies could of course not resist this invitation, they cleaned their fur and they all went to the party.

But when the party was at its best, these nasty demons threw a net over the Fuzzies, captured them and locked them all up in their torture chambers. The only one who escaped these events was "Clyde Radcliffe", who left the party "slightly tipsy", found a sleeping place in one of the bushes; the next morning he woke up with a throbbing headache and a breath so bad, he could ignite trees with it. Our brave hero was ready to teach the demons a lesson and save his fellow Fuzzies from the horrible torture chambers; the development of the game was chronicled in Zzap!64 magazine. ZZap64 gave Creatures a score of 96%, Gold Medal Mayhem in Monsterland Creatures at Lemon64 Creatures on the Amiga at The Hall of Light Creatures on the Atari ST at The Little Green Desktop GameStone UK