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Keith Moon

Keith John Moon was an English drummer for the rock band the Who. He was noted for his unique style and his eccentric self-destructive behaviour. Moon grew up in Alperton, a suburb of Wembley, in Middlesex, took up the drums during the early 1960s. After playing with a local band, the Beachcombers, he joined the Who in 1964 before they recorded their first single, he remained with the band during their rise to fame, was recognised for his drumming style, which emphasised tom-toms, cymbal crashes, drum fills. Throughout Moon's tenure with the Who his drum kit grew in size, he has been credited as one of the earliest rock drummers to employ double bass drums in his setup. Moon collaborated with other musicians and appeared in films, but considered playing in the Who his primary occupation, remained a member of the band until his death. In addition to his talent as a drummer, Moon developed a reputation for smashing his kit on stage and destroying hotel rooms on tour, he was fascinated by blowing up toilets with cherry bombs or dynamite, by destroying television sets.

Moon enjoyed touring and socialising, became bored and restless when the Who were inactive. His 21st birthday party in Flint, has been cited as a notorious example of decadent behaviour by rock groups. Moon suffered a number of setbacks during the 1970s, most notably the accidental death of chauffeur Neil Boland and the breakdown of his marriage, he became addicted to alcohol brandy and champagne, acquired a reputation for decadence and dark humour. After moving to Los Angeles with personal assistant Peter "Dougal" Butler during the mid-1970s, Moon recorded his only solo album, the poorly received Two Sides of the Moon. While touring with the Who, on several occasions he was hospitalised. By the time of their final tour with him in 1976, during production of The Kids Are Alright and Who Are You, the drummer's deterioration was evident. Moon moved back to London in 1978, dying in September of that year from an overdose of Heminevrin, a drug intended to treat or prevent symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.

Moon's drumming continues to be praised by musicians. He was posthumously inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1982, becoming only the second rock drummer to be chosen, in 2011, Moon was voted the second-greatest drummer in history by a Rolling Stone readers' poll. Keith John Moon was born to Alfred Charles and Kathleen Winifred Moon on 23 August 1946 at Central Middlesex Hospital in northwest London, grew up in Wembley, he was hyperactive as a boy, with a restless imagination and a particular fondness for The Goon Show and music. Moon attended Alperton Secondary Modern School after failing his eleven plus exam, which precluded his attending a grammar school, his art teacher said in a report: "Retarded artistically. Idiotic in other respects", his music teacher wrote that Moon "has great ability, but must guard against a tendency to show off."Moon joined his local Sea Cadet Corps band at the age of twelve on the bugle, but found the instrument too difficult to learn and decided to take up drums instead.

He was interested in practical jokes and home science kits, with a particular fondness for explosions. On his way home from school, Moon would go to Macari's Music Studio on Ealing Road to practise on the drums there, learning his basic skills on the instrument, he left school at age fourteen, around Easter in 1961. Moon enrolled at Harrow Technical College. Moon took lessons from one of the loudest contemporary drummers, Screaming Lord Sutch's Carlo Little, at 10 shillings per lesson. Moon's early style was influenced by jazz, American surf music and rhythm and blues, exemplified by noted Los Angeles studio drummer Hal Blaine, his favourite musicians were jazz artists Gene Krupa. Moon admired Elvis Presley's original drummer DJ Fontana, the Shadows' original drummer Tony Meehan and the Pretty Things' Viv Prince, he enjoyed singing, with a particular interest in Motown. Moon idolised the Beach Boys. During this time Moon joined his first serious band: the Escorts, replacing his best friend Gerry Evans.

In December 1962 he joined the Beachcombers, a semi-professional London cover band playing hits by groups such as the Shadows. During his time in the group Moon incorporated theatrical tricks into his act, including "shooting" the group's lead singer with a starter pistol; the Beachcombers all had day jobs. In April 1964, aged 17, he auditioned for the as a replacement for Doug Sandom; the Beachcombers continued as a local cover band after his departure. A cited story of how Moon joined the Who is that he appeared at a show shortly after Sandom's departure, where a session drummer was used. Dressed in ginger clothes and with his hair dyed ginger, he claimed to his would-be bandmates that he could play better. In the words of the drummer, "they said go ahead, I got behind this other guy's drums and did one song-'Road Runner.' I'd several drinks to get me courage up and when I got onstage I went arrgggGhhhh on the drums, broke the bass drum pedal and two skins, and

Hocquet Caritat

Louis Alexis Hocquet de Caritat was a French-born bookseller and publisher in New York in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He operated a rental library and a reading room located in 1802 at "City-Hotel, Fenelon's Head, Broad-Way." He served as the "authorized distributor of Minerva Press books'" in the U. States, he stocked some 30,000 volumes including imported titles in English and French language, non-print items such as "sparkling white champaign wine."One of Caritat's contemporary admirers wrote in 1803: I would place the bust of Caritat among those of the Sosii of Horace, the Centryphon of Quintillian. He was my only friend at New-York, when the energies of my mind were depressed by the chilling prospect of poverty, his talents, were not meanly cultivated by letters. But place aux dames was his maxim, all the ladies of New-York declared that the library of Mr. Caritat was charming, its shelves could scarcely sustain the weight of Female Frailty, the Posthumous Daughter, the Cavern of Woe.

Novels were called for by the old. Books in the United States H Caritat's Literary Room. Morning Chronicle. Paris, 1807. Google books John Davis; the original letters of Ferdinand and Elisabeth. 1798 Charles Brockden Brown. Wieland. An American tale. NY: printed by T. & J. Swords, for H. Caritat, 1798 François René Jean, Baron de Pommereul. Campaign of General Buonaparte in Italy, during the fourth and fifth years of the French republic. By a general officer. 1798 Charles Brockden Brown. Ormond. New-York: Printed by G. Forman, for H. Caritat, 1799. Bernardin de Saint-Pierre. Beauties of the Studies of nature: selected from the works of Saint Pierre. New-York: Re-printed for H. Caritat, stationer & librarian, by M. L. & W. A. Davis. 1799. Johann Georg Zimmermann. Essay on national pride. New York: Printed by M. L. & W. A. Davis, for H. Caritat and librarian, 1799. Thomas Morton. Speed the plough: a comedy, in five acts. New-York: re-printed by M. L. & W. A. Davis, for H. Caritat, bookseller, no. 153 Broad-way, 1800. M. G. Lewis.

The East Indian: a comedy, in five acts. New-York: re-printed by M. L. & W. A. Davis, for H. Caritat, bookseller, no. 153 Broad-Way, 1800. Helen Maria Williams; the political and confidential correspondence of Lewis XVI: with observations on each letter. 1803CatalogsThe feast of reason and the flow of the soul. A new explanatory catalogue of H. Caritat's general & increasing circulating library. 1799 Catalogue des livres francais qui se trouvent chez H. Caritat, libraire et bibliothécaire dans Broad-Way, no. 157. 1799 George Gates Raddin. An early New York library of fiction: with a checklist of the fiction in H. Caritat's circulating library, no. 1 City hotel, New York, 1804. New York: Wilson, 1940. George Gates Raddin. Hocquet Caritat and the Early New York Literary Scene Leroy Elwood Kimball. "An account of Hocquet Caritat." Colophon, 1934

Coenobita rubescens

Coenobita rubescens is a species of terrestrial hermit crab, family Coenobitidae. They are the only known terrestrial hermit crab species on the Atlantic coast of western Africa, they were first described by the German zoologist Richard Greeff in the West African islands of São Tomé and Rolas, after being misidentified as Coenobita rugosus. They are able to venture far inland, in altitudes exceeding 800 m. In spite of this, the ovigerous females must release the fertilized eggs in the ocean for the larvae to develop; the species is named for the dark red coloration of their exoskeleton. Under Greeff's original observation, this species has a more elongated antennule and the left cheliped lacks the stridulation ridges, leading to the distinction. At 48 g, they are rather small by Coenobita standards; as with other terrestrial hermit crab species, they are omnivorous. There are reports of this species carrying a sea urchin test in place of a more typical gastropod shell

KCOM Stadium

The KCOM Stadium is a multi-purpose facility in the city of Kingston upon Hull, England. The stadium was called the KC Stadium, but was renamed as part of a major rebrand by the stadium's sponsors, telecommunications provider KCOM, on 4 April 2016. Conceived in the late 1990s, it was completed in 2002 at a cost of £44 million; the stadium is owned by Hull City Council and operated by the Stadium Management Company, who are looking to expand the stadium up to 32,000. The bowl-shaped stadium contains a continuous single tier of seats with a second tier on the west side, its current capacity is 25,400. The stadium hosts two tenants, association football club Hull City A. F. C. which moved there from Boothferry Park, rugby league football club Hull FC, relocated from the Boulevard. It is the largest rugby league stadium in England; the ground hosts international association football and rugby league football competitions and acts as a venue for concerts by musical artists, such as Elton John and The Who.

The idea of a new stadium for Kingston upon Hull, whose professional football club Hull City had played at Boothferry Park since 1946, was first mooted in 1997, but funds to finance such a project only became available when the city council sold a portion of its holdings in Kingston Communications. The council provided most of the funds, more than £42 million, with the rest stemming from government single regeneration budget grants and from the Football Stadium Improvement Fund; the council appointed John Topliss to head the stadium construction project. He and his team partnered with consulting firm Drivers Jonas to explore preliminary issues such as stadium location, seating capacity, facilities offered. Stated Mr. Topliss: "We had a blank canvas and, working with consultants, made a thorough assessment of what was needed."The project team considered over a dozen sites and outside of the city, before settling on The Circle in West Park. Factors contributing to the decision include transport guidance, central government planning guidelines, existing athletic facilities, isolation from residential areas, council ownership.

The final recommendation of Drivers Jonas included additional facilities for both indoor and outdoor sports for the people of West Hull in addition to the main stadium, planned to seat from 25,000 to 30,000 spectators. Professional services firm Arup Associates provided initial concept proposals for the stadium; the Miller Partnership, an architectural and interior design firm, adopted these proposals during the stadium's design. In spite of obstacles during the course of the project, including Hull City A. F. C.'s receivership in 2001, the stadium complex was completed on budget. The stadium opened its doors on 18 December 2002. Hull City beat Sunderland A. F. C. 1–0 in a friendly match to mark the occasion. Steve Melton scored the first at the KC Stadium; the all-seater stadium consists of a single-tier, asymmetrical bowl that can seat 20,000, with a second tier on the Cranswick plc West Stand that can seat 5,000. Current capacity is 25,586. Plans provide for future expansion to a capacity of 30,000 by the addition of a second tier on the Ideal Standard Community East Stand.

Each stand has a name for corporate sponsorship purposes. On 4 July 2011, Hull City revealed that the stadium's west stand would be sponsored by the local Cranswick plc under a two-year agreement, extended on 26 July 2013. On 10 July 2013 it was announced the east stand would be sponsored by Ideal Standard and become known as the Ideal Standard Community East Stand. Corporate hospitality is provided by 28 executive boxes located between the two tiers of the Cranswick plc West Stand, while security of the stadium is handled using 57 closed-circuit television cameras that cover the stadium. Over the summer of 2007, SMC installed an LED screen in the Smith & Nephew North Stand to replace the old electronic scoreboard; the screen has an area of 40 m² and displays such content as live home game feeds, match highlights and action replays. The stadium's seats are black, with a band of white and amber seats around the circumference. White and amber seats form the word Hull in the south stands. In the Ideal Standard Community East Stand, the seats form an image of a coronet, a symbol of the city that appears in the club crest for Hull F.

C. and in the coat of arms of the city council. Black and amber were chosen to remain neutral toward the colours of its two tenants: black and white for Hull F. C. and black and amber for Hull City A. F. C; the blue and gold of owner Hull City Council appear in the stadium's four external columns. The size of the playing surface is 114 x 74 metres and made of rye grass with a 3% additive of artificial grass; this provides ample room for a FIFA-regulation association football pitch of 105 x 68 metres and a standard rugby league football pitch of 100 x 68 metres. The playing surface has below-surface heating. Set within Hull's West Park, the stadium is the first in England to be built in a parkland setting; the stadium complex includes the 1,500 seat Bonus Arena, a skate park, two multi-use all-weather pitches, a community learning zone complete with classrooms, a health & fitness suite, a cyber cafe, a library. The KCOM Stadium has received several honours, it was named the chief new development in Yorkshire at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Pro-Yorkshire Awards.

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Duty Free World

Duty Free World is a U. S. based duty free and travel retailer headquartered in Miami, specializing in inflight duty-free sales. The company sells luxury products onboard aircraft, it operates from 12 locations around the world to service traveling passengers who purchase through its airline partners, which include Aeromexico, LATAM Airlines and United Airlines, as well as online. The company was established April 1995 by Mayra del Valle and is still owned by her and Leylani Cardoso. Duty Free World is the only female-owned company in the travel-retail industry; the company employs over 200 people around the world and processes over 1,068,545 transactions annually from traveling customers. In 1995, a Cuban-American, Mayra del Valle mortgaged her home to pursue the American dream of owning a business when her employer, Inflight Duty Free Shops, of 15 years was sold to Duty Free International. DFW opened its doors having one airline contract with Royal Aviation. Having a small operation and limited resources, she set off to train flight attendants on the technique of selling inflight travel retail in seven locations throughout Canada.

In 1999, her daughter, Leylani Cardoso joined the company. In 2001, the company's main competitor, World Duty Free, announced that it would be closing its inflight retail division, giving way for DFW’s expansion. In 2002 DFW landed its first major carrier in Mexicana de Aviación. Recognizing that flight attendants were the company’s sales force, it launched the first flight attendant portal, allowing flight attendants to view their sales activity from anywhere in the world; this new tool became a competitive edge. This won the company its first major US Airline contract in 2003 with US Airways and United Airlines that same year. During this same period, the company began to see the need for specialized travel retail products. Today, the company designs and sells over 154,806 private label travel products annually onboard aircraft and online to traveling customers; the company obtained its first European contract with Spain's Iberia Airlinesin 2007. In 2009 DFW went on to obtain contracts with Aeromexico, having landed a contract with Mexicana de Aviación, this new acquisition meant it controlled all the inflight duty free in Mexico.

This trend continued with the acquisition of LATAM's onboard duty free business in 2013. In 2015 the company launched a travel retail website,, extending the inflight duty free program further. This service was expanded in 2016, allowing friends and family to surprise passengers with special gifts during their flight. Duty Free World has offices in the following locations: Guam Guangzhou, China Narita, Japan Chicago, Illinois Houston, Texas Kearny, New Jersey Los Angeles, California Mexico City, Mexico Miami, Florida San Francisco, California Sterling, Virginia Asuncion, Paraguay Guayaquil, Ecuador Lima, Peru Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Santiago, Chile São Paulo, Brazil In 2009 DFW won SFMSDC Supplier of The Year and its COO, Leylani Cardoso was recognized as WIPP member of the year. In 2010 the company received an award from Duty Free News International for Best Inflight Travel Retail of the Year. In 2014 it won Duty Free News International’s The Best Inflight Travel Retailer of The Year with its airline partner Aeromexico.

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Pacific Southwest

The Pacific Southwest is a region of the United States. In its broadest definition, it encompasses five states: California, Hawaii and part of Nevada; the region is one of cultural diversity seen all over. Several major urban areas lie within the region, including the San Francisco Bay Area and Salt Lake City. With the exception of Hawaii, four of the five states share similar historical backgrounds. There is no universally accepted definition of the phrase "Pacific Southwest." Whereas the related term Southwestern United States is used in a cultural or historical sense, the term "Pacific Southwest" is more defined by geographic or ecological factors. For example, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing has a geographical application of the term, defining it as California, Arizona and Hawaii; the Fish and Wildlife Service, on the other hand, uses an ecological approach to define it as California and the Klamath Basin. Ambiguity regarding the term is further compounded by the fact that several United States federal agencies use different definitions.

In addition to the Fish and Wildlife Service mentioned above, the Environmental Protection Agency defines Pacific Southwest as California, Nevada and Hawaii, the Forest Service defines it as California and other U. S. islands in the Pacific Ocean. Los Angeles Pop. 3,792,621 Phoenix Pop. 1,469,471 San Diego Pop. 1,301,617 San Jose Pop. 971,372 San Francisco Pop. 883,305 Las Vegas Pop. 583,756 Tucson Pop. 520,116 Sacramento Pop. 470,956 Mesa Pop. 439,041 Honolulu Pop. 337,256 Cultures collaborate in the Pacific Southwest. Traces of the Old American West can still be seen in some areas in the deserts. Hip-hop is one of the many cultures prevalent here, most noticeable in the Bay Area. Polynesian culture flourishes in Hawaii, Hawaiian Pidgin can still be heard in certain areas of the state. Spanish/Mexican culture is the most visible in the region, due to four of the five states having once been Spanish/Mexican possessions. Cowboys in the vaquero traditions of northern Mexico can be found in the Pacific Southwest, though less along the Pacific coast.

Hawaii has its own version of the paniolo. Asian culture is demonstrated in the region in California and Hawaii; the area has a sizeable black population, along with prominent Arabic and Jewish cultures. The Pacific Southwest contains a vast diversity in environments. Sub-arctic conditions are common in the high mountains such as on Mauna Kea. Rainforests can be found in certain areas of Hawaii. Weber, David J. “The Spanish Borderlands, Historiography Redux.” The History Teacher, 39#1, pp. 43–56. JSTOR, online