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Secondhand Sounds

Secondhand Sounds is a compilation album of remixes by British electronic musician Herbert. Recorded between 1996 and 2001, it was released on Peacefrog Records in 2002. John Bush of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, calling Herbert "the most inventive remixer active." He added: "For better, but for worse all of these tracks are recognizable as Herbert productions. Denise Benson of Exclaim said: "Few contemporary producers have been able to carve such a distinctive sound while remaining so fluid and open, yet Herbert seems to do so effortlessly." Mark Richard-San of Pitchfork gave the album a 9.0 out of 10, praising "Herbert's imperialistic way with the source material". Andy Battaglia of The A. V. Club said, "Herbert is an idea man who brings theory out of its studious back rooms and into a realm suited for home listening and smile-widening club revelry." Secondhand Sounds: Herbert Remixes at Discogs

Pavor Nocturnus (Sanctuary)

"Pavor Nocturnus" is the fifth episode of the second season of Canadian television series Sanctuary, is the 18th episode overall. The episode first aired on Syfy in the United States on November 6, 2009, it was written by Damian Kindler and James Thorpe, was directed by Brenton Spencer. In the episode, Helen Magnus awakens in a future where Earth is devastated by a plague that turned all but a handful of the human population into savage zombie-like creatures; the idea behind "Pavor Nocturnus" came after Damian Kindler saw the film I Am Legend, wanted to show a "what if" scenario, showing Magnus' work going "horribly wrong". To give the practical sets a more post-apocalyptic feel, the production crew added several wrecked cars and several bags full of dead leaves; the episode was viewed by 1.4 million Americans after its original broadcast, a drop from the previous episode, received mixed reviews, though one reviewer believed this to be a standout episode of the second season. It was nominated for a total of six awards.

Helen Magnus awakens in a dilapidated corridor in the Sanctuary and finds that both the building, the surrounding city skyline lie in ruins. While venturing the streets, Magnus finds herself under attack by a savage humanoid creature, but is saved by two men in Hazmat suits, who proceed to capture and decontaminate her. Magnus is shocked to discover that her protégé, Will Zimmerman, is the leader of the survivalist group. Unlike his original personality, Zimmerman is acting far more violent and aggressive, believes Magnus to be an imposter, citing she died three years ago; as more creatures attack the base, Magnus escapes and returns to the Sanctuary, where on the way she is joined by a young girl, Jessica Mitchell. Zimmerman returns to the Sanctuary after his unit are killed by the attacks. Now believing Magnus is; when containing the city failed, the disease spread throughout the globe and despite her best efforts, Magnus could not find a cure and was killed in Buenos Aires. Several world governments deployed nuclear weapons in an attempt to stop the threat.

All Sanctuary personnel apart from Zimmerman were killed in the process. Only around 100,000 unaffected humans remain in colonies in remote islands. Jessica is revealed to be infected and alerts the creatures to the Sanctuary after she transforms, forcing Zimmerman to kill her. Both Magnus and Zimmerman fortify one section of the Sanctuary so Magnus can learn, via computer files, how the plague started. Zimmerman is revealed to have been infected during his last skirmish, sacrifices himself to buy Magnus more time. Magnus realises, she found out about a Mayan elixir. But by taking the vial she inadvertently released the contagion. Before she can die at the hands of the creatures, she is sent back to the same moment she discovered the vial by an incorporeal Abnormal, she returns to the Sanctuary. The idea behind "Pavor Nocturnus" came. Damian Kindler wanted to write a "what if" scenario to the viewers, showing Magnus' work going "horribly wrong". Kindler once saw I Am Legend, wanted to "rip it off" with a Sanctuary-esque story behind it.

It was written to be more about Zimmerman than the "zombies. Kindler ran out of time to allow the episode to move at the correct pace, asked James Thorpe to co-write it with him. Kindler liked Thorpe's contribution towards the episode for including much of the imagination and ideas towards it. In one scene, Zimmerman says the line "let's do the time warp again", a reference to the song "Time Warp" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In regards to Zimmerman's fate during his last fight against the zombies, Kindler wanted Zimmerman to "suicide bomb" himself, but chose to have his death unseen; the ending, where Magnus is transported from the post-apocalyptic future to the present, was written in a way that Kindler wanted the audience to discuss whether it was a case of time travel or a "psychological dream." The scene between Magnus and Zimmerman after her return at the end of the episode was meant to be light hearted, but toned this down somewhat as the producers felt that doing so would betray the audience, though they decided Zimmerman was allowed to have a playful attitude, since he did not see the dystopia Magnus saw.

In the end, it took Kindler and Thorpe seven days to write the episode, a quick time for writing a Sanctuary episode. Because of the horror element of the episode, including the "horrible" fate of Jessica Mitchell, "Pavor Nocturnus" was the first episode in the first two seasons Damian Kindler felt was not suitable for children; because of

Corker Hill

Corker Hill is a historic home and farm complex located at Greene Township in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. The manor house was built between 1810 and 1820, is a two-story, seven bay, brick dwelling on a limestone foundation in the Federal style; the facade was modified about 1905, to add Colonial Revival style elements, such as a cupola and wraparound porch. On the property are the contributing large stone and frame Pennsylvania bank barn, stone vaulted root cellar, frame shed / chicken coop, frame carriage house / garage, small stone furnace building, wagon shed / corn crib, frame tenant house, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Frank Thomson

St Oswald's Church, Preesall

St Oswald's Church is an Anglican church in Preesall, a town on the Fylde coastal plain in Lancashire, England. It is an active parish church in the archdeaconry of Lancaster, it was built 1896–1898, designed by Hubert Austin, is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. St Oswald's was designed by Hubert Austin of the Lancaster architectural firm Austin and Paley in 1896, building of the church was completed in 1899. Austin's signed, it was a chapel of ease to St James' Church at nearby Stalmine. The church cost about £3,450. St Oswald's was designated a Grade II listed building on 3 October 1984; the Grade II listing, the lowest of the three grades, is for buildings that are "nationally important and of special interest". An active church in the Church of England, St Oswald's is part of the diocese of Blackburn, in the Province of York, it is in the archdeaconry of Lancaster, the Deanery of Garstang and the benefice of the Waterside Parishes of Hambleton, Out Rawcliffe and Preesall.

The church is constructed of red brick with sandstone dressings. The church plan consists of a nave and chancel, with a south aisle and bell turret towards the west end. There is a porch to the south; the windows pointed headed, with quatrefoils. There is a four-light east window with cusped ogees; the internal walls of the nave are of red brick, the chancel is faced with Runcorn sandstone. The four-bay aisle has octagonal arcade piers. Stained glass in the church includes work from the 1970s by J. Fisher and H. Harvey of Shrigley and Hunt. Listed buildings in Preesall List of ecclesiastical works by Austin and Paley


Chigua is a genus of cycads in the family Zamiaceae containing two species, endemic to small areas in northwestern Colombia. Described by botanist Dennis Stevenson in 1990, it is the most named genus, the name refers to a Spanish transliteration of the common name given to cycads by the indigenous peoples of Colombia; the species are found in wet lowland rainforests at 100–200 m altitude. Both species are listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List; the whole genus is listed under CITES Appendix I / EU Annex A, CITES prohibits international trade in specimens of these species except when the purpose of the import is not commercial, for instance for scientific research. Plants have a subterranean globose stem; the leaves emerge singly and are straight and pinnately compound. The petiole and rachis have spines. Leaflets are opposite and jointed at the base, they have a toothed margin with forking parallel side veins. Male cones are cylindrical and covered in short hairs, they have hexagonal sporophylls.

Female cones are broadly cylindrical and hairy, held on long peduncles two to three times the length of the cone. The female sporophylls are hexagonal and have distinct bumps; the elliptical seeds are red in color. Chigua is closely related to the genus Zamia. Chigua restrepoi was collected as early as 1918 by Francis Pennell, but the new species was placed in Zamia, it was not collected again until 1986, two subsequent collections in 1987 and 1988 became the basis for the establishment of a new genus. Because the genus has only been collected four times, there is little known about its conservation problems; the population sizes for the species are unknown, nothing is known about the cones or seeds of Chigua bernalii, only known from the 1986 collection. Because political conflict in Colombia has made travelling dangerous there, the genus is unlikely to be well known for a while. Cattle grazing and oil exploration have threatened the habitat in the region. Jones, David L. Cycads of the World: Ancient Plants in Today's Landscape.

Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002. ISBN 1-58834-043-0. Chigua in The Cycad Pages Horticultural Consultants, Inc. – Chigua