CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation referred to as CSI and CSI: Las Vegas, is an American procedural forensics crime drama television series which ran on CBS from October 6, 2000 to September 27, 2015, spanning 15 seasons. The series starred William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Liev Schreiber, Ted Danson, Laurence Fishburne, Elisabeth Shue, Jorja Fox and was the first in the CSI franchise; the series concluded with a feature-length finale titled "Immortality". Mixing deduction and character-driven drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation follows a team of crime-scene investigators, employed by the Las Vegas Police Department, as they use physical evidence to solve murders; the team is led by Gil Grissom, a awkward forensic entomologist and career criminalist, promoted to CSI supervisor following the death of a trainee investigator. Grissom's second-in-command, Catherine Willows, is a single mother with a cop's instinct. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Catherine was a stripper before being recruited into law enforcement and training as a blood-spatter specialist.
Following Grissom's departure during the ninth season of the series, Catherine is promoted to supervisor. After overseeing the training of new investigator Raymond Langston, Willows is replaced by D. B. Russell, recruited to the FBI shortly thereafter. Russell is a family man, a keen forensic botanist, a veteran of the Seattle Crime Lab. In the series' 12th season, Russell is reunited with his former partner Julie Finlay, like Catherine, is a blood-spatter expert with an extensive knowledge of criminal psychology. With the rest of the team, they work to tackle Las Vegas's growing crime rate and are on the job 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting the evidence, finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery. During the 1990s, Anthony Zuiker caught producer Jerry Bruckheimer's attention after writing his first movie script. Zuiker was convinced; the studio's head at the time liked the spec script and presented it to ABC, NBC, Fox executives, who decided to pass. The head of drama development at CBS saw potential in the script, the network had a pay-or-play contract with actor William Petersen, who said he wanted to do the CSI pilot.
The network's executives liked the pilot so much, they decided to include it in their 2000 schedule airing on Fridays after The Fugitive. After CBS picked up the show, the Disney-owned Touchstone decided to pull out of the project, since they didn't want to spend so much money producing a show for another network. Instead of the intended effect of making CBS cancel the show, Bruckheimer was able to convince Alliance Atlantis to step in as a producer, saving the show and adding CBS as another producer. CSI was thought to benefit from The Fugitive, expected to be a hit, but by the end of 2000, CSI had a much larger audience. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and CBS Productions, which became CBS Paramount Television in the fall of 2006 and CBS Television Studios three years later. A co-production with the now-defunct Alliance Atlantis Communications, that company's interest was bought by the investment firm GS Capital Partners, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs.
CBS acquired AAC's international distribution rights to the program, though the non-US DVD distribution rights did not change. The series is in syndication, reruns are broadcast in the U. S. on Oxygen and the USA Network on cable, with Ion Television holding the broadcast syndication rights. The show has aired in reruns on the USA Network since January 14, 2011; the CSI catalog has been exclusive to the whole NBC Universal portfolio since September 2014, after several years with Viacom Media Networks' Spike and TV Land. CSI was shot at Rye Canyon, a corporate campus owned by Lockheed Martin situated in the Valencia area of Santa Clarita, but after episode 11, filming shifted to the Santa Clarita Studios chosen for its similarity to the outskirts of Las Vegas; the cast still shot on location in Las Vegas, although Las Vegas was used for second unit photography such as exterior shots of streets. Other California locations include Verdugo Hills High School, UCLA's Royce Hall, Pasadena City Hall, California State University, Los Angeles.
While shooting took place at Universal Studios in Universal City, Santa Clarita's surroundings had proven so versatile, CSI still shot some outdoor scenes there. CSI's theme song was, since the last episode of season one, "Who Are You", written by Pete Townshend with vocals by lead singer Roger Daltrey of The Who. Daltrey made a special appearance in the season-seven episode "Living Legend", which contained many musical references such as the words "Who's next" on a dry-erase board in the episode's opening sequence. In certain countries, to avoid music licensing fees, a unique theme was used, instead. Throughout the series, music played an important role. Mogwai was often
Carrie Keagan is an American television personality, actress and producer, known as the host of Up Close with Carrie Keagan, Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1 and for her appearances as a panelist on Fox News Channel's Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld, the E! Talk show Chelsea Lately, Vh1 Classic's Rock'n' Roll Fantasy Camp and her numerous hosting duties for E!, VH1 and G4's Attack of the Show! Carrie Keagan was born in the niece of singer-songwriter Willie Nile, she grew up in Amherst, New York, attended Buffalo State College. She has not revealed her birth name. Keagan hosts No Good TV's original programming, including series Up Close with Carrie Keagan and In Bed with Carrie, she guest co-hosted E!'s The Daily 10. She has appeared on numerous Mark Burnett productions, including VH1 Classic's Rock'n’Roll Fantasy Camp and MTV's Rock Band Battle and P. Diddy's Starmaker, she has co-hosted many events for VH1, including the red carpet show broadcast for the Critics' Choice Awards in 2008 and 2009, the 3rd annual VH1 Rock Honors: The Who.
She produced and hosted two seasons of VH1 Classic's One Hit Wonders and Now: That's What I Call Dance Music. In 2010, she appeared as a guest host on episodes of G4's Attack of the Show!, including several installments in which she appears as a parody version of the DC Comics superhero Power Girl. In 2011 she began hosting her own show Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1. Keagan was replaced by Nick Lachey. In August 2014, Keagan helped to raise awareness of the disease ALS by participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge. On January 28, 2016, she was announced as one of the contestants on The New Celebrity Apprentice known as Celebrity Apprentice 8. On January 2, 2017, she was the first contestant fired, finishing in 16th place and earning no money for her charity, The Humane Society of the United States. On November 18th, 2018 she co-hosted the first Gamer’s Choice Awards. Keagan had a recurring role in the Comedy Central series Reno 911! and several roles and cameos in movies, including Superbad, The Hangover, Miss March, American Pie: Book of Love and Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball.
Keagan was featured as a "Babe of the Month" in Playboy magazine in July 2008, was photographed by television producer Brannon Braga for Femme Fatales Magazine and has been featured on the cover of Garage magazine. She appeared as a guest model on The Price Is Right in 2013. Carrie Keagan on IMDb Upclose with Carrie Keagan website Carrie Keagan on Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Jon Hensley is an American actor and songwriter, who portrayed Dr. Meade on The Bold and the Beautiful from 2012 to 2013, he is best recognized for his portrayal of Holden Snyder on the CBS daytime soap opera As the World Turns, a role he held from 1985 until the series finale on September 17, 2010. Hensley's first television role was in 1985 on the daytime drama One Life to Live as Brody Price; that role was short-term, but led to Hensley being cast in the role for which he is best known, the role of rebellious farmhand Holden Snyder on As the World Turns. Hensley started on the series in 1985, became a popular player when the character of Holden and his "wrong side of the tracks" love affair with rich Lily Walsh set the stage for much story in the 1980s and early 1990s. Hensley ended his first stint in 1988. During his first break from the show, Hensley lived in London and studied at the Shakespeare Academy of Music and Art. Hensley returned to the series in 1990 and continued on until 1995.
He returned again in 1997, where his character resumed his relationship with Lily. The couple is considered to have reached "supercouple" status and are recognized as one of the serial's most recognized supercouples. Outside of daytime, Hensley has starred in the USA Network television movie Wounded Heart, made appearances on Beverly Hills, 90210, Almost Perfect. Hensley returned to daytime in May 2012 in the recurring role of Dr. Meade on the CBS daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. Jon Hensley is a graduate of Central Bucks High School West in Doylestown, United States, he met co-star Kelley Menighan, who portrayed the role of Emily Stewart on As the World Turns, the couple were married on May 25, 1996. Together they have three children: a son, he has been a resident of New Jersey. In 2015, it was revealed that Jon Kelley Menighan were divorced; as the World Turns Holden Snyder and Lily Walsh Supercouple Jon Hensley on IMDb SoapCentral page
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC
BIBSYS is an administrative agency set up and organized by the Ministry of Education and Research in Norway. They are a service provider, focusing on the exchange and retrieval of data pertaining to research and learning – metadata related to library resources. BIBSYS are collaborating with all Norwegian universities and university colleges as well as research institutions and the National Library of Norway. Bibsys is formally organized as a unit at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, located in Trondheim, Norway; the board of directors is appointed by Norwegian Ministry of Research. BIBSYS offer researchers and others an easy access to library resources by providing the unified search service Oria.no and other library services. They deliver integrated products for the internal operation for research and special libraries as well as open educational resources; as a DataCite member BIBSYS act as a national DataCite representative in Norway and thereby allow all of Norway's higher education and research institutions to use DOI on their research data.
All their products and services are developed in cooperation with their member institutions. BIBSYS began in 1972 as a collaborative project between the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters Library, the Norwegian Institute of Technology Library and the Computer Centre at the Norwegian Institute of Technology; the purpose of the project was to automate internal library routines. Since 1972 Bibsys has evolved from a library system supplier for two libraries in Trondheim, to developing and operating a national library system for Norwegian research and special libraries; the target group has expanded to include the customers of research and special libraries, by providing them easy access to library resources. BIBSYS is a public administrative agency answerable to the Ministry of Education and Research, administratively organised as a unit at NTNU. In addition to BIBSYS Library System, the product portfolio consists of BISBYS Ask, BIBSYS Brage, BIBSYS Galleri and BIBSYS Tyr. All operation of applications and databases is performed centrally by BIBSYS.
BIBSYS offer a range of services, both in connection with their products and separate services independent of the products they supply. Open access in Norway Om Bibsys
Hostel: Part III
Hostel: Part III is a 2011 American horror film directed by Scott Spiegel and the third and final installment of the Hostel trilogy. It was written by Michael D. Weiss; this is the only film in the series to be neither written nor directed by Eli Roth and the only not to have a theatrical release. The film relocates the Elite Hunting Club from Slovakia to Las Vegas; the plot centers around four men attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas. While there, they are enticed by two prostitutes to join them at a private party way off the Strip. Once there, they are horrified to find themselves the subjects of a perverse game of torture, where members of the Elite Hunting Club are hosting the most sadistic show in town, it was released direct-to-DVD on December 27, 2011. A young man named Travis goes into a hotel room where a Ukrainian couple and Anka, are staying. Anka and Victor fall unconscious after being drugged by the beer Travis gives them, it is revealed that Travis is a member of the Elite Hunting Club.
Victor wakes up in a cell in an abandoned building, watches as two guards drag Anka out of her cell. Scott leaves his fiancée Amy to go to Las Vegas with his friend Carter for Scott's bachelor party. There, they meet up with their other friends and Justin; the four go to a nightclub, where they meet Kendra and Nikki, two escorts Carter secretly paid to have sex with Scott. Kendra and Nikki tell the four men about a "freaky" party they could go to on the other end of town, the four men take a cab to an abandoned building. At the party, Kendra makes a move on Scott, but he declines and tells her about how he cheated on Amy and lost her, does not want it to happen again. Scott wakes up the next morning in his hotel room with Justin; the three wonder. Mike starts panicking. Two guards strap him to a chair in an empty room, with one wall made of glass, Mike is on display to be gambled upon by wealthy clients. A doctor enters the room. Worried about Mike, Scott and Justin travel to Nikki's trailer, but cannot find her.
Kendra reveals that Nikki is missing as well. Meanwhile, Nikki is strapped to a table. A'doctor' releases a jar full of cockroaches onto Nikki, which crawl into her mouth and suffocate her. Scott, Carter and Kendra get a text from Mike's phone, sent by Travis, to meet him and Nikki in a hotel room; when they get there, everyone is kidnapped by Travis and wake up in individual cells along with Victor. The two guards take Justin away, Carter calls the guard, tells him that he is a client. Justin is strapped into a chair and Carter and Travis watch as a woman shoots him with crossbows; the main event starts and Scott is strapped into the killing chair. He asks Carter why he is doing this, Carter reveals he wants Amy for himself, as they were in a relationship before she ended up with Scott. Carter says he was disappointed that Amy stayed with Scott after Carter told her about Scott's infidelity, he says that she will want to be with him. Flemming orders Scott to be let go from the chair, Scott and Carter fight.
Scott ends up stabbing Carter, breaks out hidden by special effects smoke. Victor frees himself, but is killed by another guard. Scott calls the cops and frees Kendra, shot dead by Travis. Flemming orders all the prisoners to be killed. Scott and Travis fight, Scott kills Travis. Flemming sets the building to explode and attempts to drive away, but Carter kills him and takes his car. Carter locks the front gate before Scott can get to him, he quickly drives off while the building explodes, with Scott still inside. Sometime Carter is comforting Amy in her house. After inviting him to stay the night, Amy reveals that Scott is still alive and pins Carter's hand to a table with a corkscrew. A burned Scott appears and the pair strap him to a chair in her garage, where they kill him with an electric tiller. Brian Hallisay as Scott Kip Pardue as Carter John Hensley as Justin Sarah Habel as Kendra Skyler Stone as Mike Zulay Henao as Nikki Thomas Kretschmann as Flemming Chris Coy as Travis Nickola Shreli as Victor Evelina Oboza as Anka Kelly Thiebaud as Amy Derrick Carr as Mossberg Frank Alvarez as Mesa Tim Holmes as Beardo Barry Livingston as Doctor Alicia Vela-Bailey as Japanese Cyberpunk Woman In June 2008, it was announced that Scott Spiegel, one of the executive producers of Hostel and Hostel: Part II, was in talks to direct a third film in the series.
In July 2009, Eli Roth confirmed that he would not be directing Hostel: Part III. Total Film reported that Eli Roth would be involved, albeit as producer only, that the film will abandon the European locations of the previous films in favor of an American setting. A trailer for the film was released in October 2011 confirming the film's Las Vegas setting. Internal casino shots were filmed at the Greektown Casino in Michigan. There were meant to be many viral marketing tools attached to the film including a collection of QR codes that would, if scanned, give exclusive content. One can be seen at 1:09:26 in the film. Due to the film's negative reception from test audiences however, the marketing campaign was dropped. Scanning the code now results in the phrase "top left 8." Being displayed. Hostel: Part III was released on DVD and Video on demand on December 27, 2011 in the United States, on January 18, 2012 in Europe, it carries a 67% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on five reviews. Hostel: Pa