Michaelmas and Upolu Cays is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 1,409 km northwest of Brisbane and 33 km east of Cairns. It comprises two small cays on Michaelmas Reef, which forms the north-eastern section of the Arlington reef complex, within the Great Barrier Reef; the vegetation on Michaelmas Cay is characteristic of cays found on the outer barrier reef. Low-growing, it consists of beach spinifex, stalky grass, bulls-head vine, sea purslane and tar vine. Nutrients fertilising the vegetation come from seabird carcasses; the smaller Upolu Cay is un-vegetated. Michaelmas Cay is important as a breeding site for several species of terns, it has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because it supports over 1% of the world populations of greater and lesser crested terns. Sooty terns and common noddies breed there. Other terns that have nested on the cay in the past include black-naped terns. Green turtles sometimes nest on the cays; the surrounding reefs have a rich marine fauna, including giant clams.
Canadian singer and songwriter Lights has released four studio albums, two acoustic albums, five extended plays, 26 singles, 25 music videos. Lights began her career as a songwriter, she released a self-titled EP in 2008 on the independent record label Underground Operations. Two singles, "Drive My Soul" and "February Air", were released from the EP: "Drive My Soul" reached number 18 on the Canadian singles chart and was certified gold by Music Canada. Lights' debut studio album, The Listening, was released in September 2009, it reached number seven on the Canadian albums chart and was certified gold by MC. Three singles were released from the album: "Saviour", "Ice" and "Second Go". In early 2010, Lights collaborated with various Canadian musicians on the charity single "Wavin' Flag" which reached number one in Canada and was certified triple platinum by MC. Siberia, her second studio album, was released in October 2011. Featuring collaborations with Holy Fuck and Shad, it peaked at number three in Canada and was certified gold by MC.
The album produced three singles, "Everybody Breaks a Glass", "Toes" and "Where the Fence Is Low". An acoustic album, Siberia Acoustic, followed in April 2013. Preceded by the single "Cactus in the Valley" with Owl City, the album reached number seven in Canada, her third studio album, Little Machines, was released in September 2014, debuted at number five in Canada. It has spawned two official singles, the top-40 peaking lead single "Up We Go" and "Running with the Boys", as well as two promotional singles "Portal" and "Same Sea". In 2017, Lights released her fourth studio album, Skin & Earth, which debuted at number three on the Canadian albums chart, its lead single, "Giants", became the first song of Lights' career to chart in the United States, peaking in the top 20 of the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart. Lights at AllMusic Lights discography at Discogs
Trapped in a Purple Haze is a TV movie about drug abuse which aired on ABC in 2000. The film starred Jonathan Jackson, JoBeth Williams, Carly Pope, with a supporting role by Hayden Christensen. Chicago college student Max Hanson is a talented hockey player. Though more interested in the latter, he is under pressure from his mother, Sophie to pursue a career in art, influenced by the fact that she put her own career aside to raise the family and has just landed a coveted position with a local art gallery. Max's father, Ed, is a tax attorney with a more laid-back approach to his son's future, just wanting him to be happy. While working at the local video store with best friends Orin and Kate, a cute girl comes in with her friends seeking a copy of Arachnophobia, Max is smitten. After locating her on campus the next day, she introduces herself as Molly White, who knows Max's name from his hockey jersey, she gives Max her phone number and invites him to a party she's attending that night. Before long and Molly are becoming an item, the two managing to make love in his bedroom with his mother and younger sister Chloe in the house.
However, Max soon finds out that Molly is a drug addict, as he accompanies her on a trek to score some heroin, which she promptly snorts. Max invites Molly to Chloe's birthday party, though she refuses to attend because it's the same night as a Smashing Pumpkins concert, she relents. However, a minor argument erupts between her and Sophie, resulting in Molly leaving abruptly and putting the brakes on their budding relationship. Devastated, Max has a hard time doing so. He's taken to a party one night by Orin and Kate, where he promptly spots Molly, she asks if they can talk. The next day, Max visits Sophie at work and tries to express his feelings about Molly, but her response is less than positive. A short time Molly celebrates their new-found relationship by having them shoot up together in her apartment, Max soon becomes hooked, neglecting his studies and job. Soon thereafter, Molly learns that she's three months behind on rent, has a week to pay before being evicted. Not having enough money in his bank account to pay it, Max goes to the video store to get his paycheck, but having only worked two hours during the past week, that's all the pay he receives, he is given a pink slip.
Sensing his friend may be in over his head, Orin offers to try to help Max, but all he wants is money to "fix the car". After returning home, Max takes $200 from Ed's wallet. Feeling as though he can never go back home and Molly move in with her druggie friends. Not long after, Max shows up at the ice rink attempting to steal money from Orin in the locker room, but is caught in the act. Once back at the pad, Max catches Molly having sex with a man in exchange for drugs, physically confronts him; as their financial situation worsens, the couple is reduced to panhandling at the local mall, where Sophie spots Max, but says nothing until a few days later. After hearing this news, Ed and his other son Brian are unsuccessful, his addiction now out of control, Max tries to rob a local comic book store for drug money, but is caught by the police. Ed and Brian bail Max out, while Brian thinks he needs to be put into rehab, Ed insists he can take care of Max at home. However, the effects of withdrawal are in full swing, it proves to be an uphill battle.
After going into a rage, Max becomes unconscious and is taken to a hospital. Once there, an arguments erupts between Ed and Sophie, with Sophie insisting that she did what anyone else would have done, but Ed retorts "that's a bunch of crap" and reminds her that neither he nor the kids made her stop painting; the next day, a doctor informs the family that Max needs to get into a treatment program, but stresses the difficulty of doing so. However, while this discussion takes place, Max manages to slip out of the hospital and begins frantically searching for Molly finding her in a sleazy motel room where she has died of a heroin overdose. Out of his mind with grief, Max begs her for money. Enraged, Kate throws Max out of the apartment, but in his stupor, he takes a tumble down the stairwell; the following morning, after his family had searched unsuccessfully for him, Max is brought home in a taxi, Kate by his side. Informing his mother of Molly's death, the two tearfully embrace, as he prepares to leave for his month-long stay in rehab, he and Sophie reach an understanding.
Sophie admits that she never saw Max for who he was and encourages him to be whatever he wants, telling Max that she loves him as the two embrace again. The film ends with Max saying goodbye to Brian and Chloe as he departs for rehab, before he and Ed drive away; the film was released on DVD in the United Kingdom, first in 2004 by Oddysey Video, again in 2007
George Pastell was a Cypriot character actor in British films and television programmes. Sources vary as to whether his real name was George Pastellides, he made his film debut in Give Us This Day, credited as Nino Pastellides, played villains in film and television. Although Cypriot, he was cast by Hammer Film Productions as Eastern characters such as Mehemet Bey in The Mummy, the High Priest of Kali in The Stranglers of Bombay, Inspector Etienne in Maniac, Hashmi Bey in The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb, his exotic looks saw him cast in spy films of the'60s such as From Russia with Love. He appeared in the films Tiger Bay, The Angry Hills, The Siege of Sidney Street, The Frightened City, On the Beat, The Moon-Spinners, The Long Duel and The Magus, he appeared as the villain in the'60s television series Danger Man. He died on 4 April 1976 from a heart attack. George Pastell on IMDb
Milford Wayne Donaldson is a preservation architect. He presently serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Donaldson was appointed to the position in 2010, President Barack Obama reappointed him in August 2013 for another four-year term; the State Historic Preservation Officer of California, Donaldson has been practicing preservation architecture as a profession for more than 40 years. Donaldson was born in August 13, 1943 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune to Milford "Don" Donaldson, a U. S. Navy corpsman and Jean Donaldson, a Navy nurse. After his birth Donaldson's parents were ordered to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton; the Donaldsons lived in a Quonset hut on base for three years before moving to Oceanside, California, in San Diego County, where Wayne grew up with his younger brother, Robert "Bob" Calvin Donaldson. During his early life Donaldson, a Boy Scout in Troop 739, San Diego-Imperial Council, Oceanside to become an Eagle Scout. By the middle of the 20th century Milford Wayne Donaldson knew.
After high school, Donaldson earned his Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, in 1967. From 1966 to 1968, he attended undergraduate studies at Uppsala University in Sweden. In 2007, Donaldson received an honorary Master of Architecture from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, which in 1980, he founded with Dick Welsh. Donaldson’s architectural knowledge unites historic building methods and archaic materials with state-of-the-art twenty-first century construction technologies, his architectural specialty is adobe, sod and earthen structures. Licensed to practice architecture in California and Arizona, Donaldson began his professional career as an associate for the San Diego architectural firm of Robert Mosher and Roy Drew, "Architects Mosher Drew," from 1972 to 1978, he and his former wife and partner Nancy founded their own firm, "Architect Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA" in 1978, specializing in historic preservation and renovation and adaptive reuse of existing structures.
In 2004, before his appointment as CA SHPO, Donaldson renamed and sold his firm Heritage Architecture & Planning, still located in San Diego. In 2007, Donaldson began and incorporated a new architectural firm, "Architect Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, Inc. A Professional Corporation,", still an active. In 1991, the California Council of the American Institute of Architects acknowledged Donaldson for his statewide leadership in historic preservation and in the interpretation of the State Historical Building Code which allowed the rehabilitation of historic buildings. In 1992, Donaldson was inducted into the AIA College of Fellows. Following the 1992 Cape Mendocino earthquakes and 1994 Northridge earthquake, Donaldson lent his expertise to save historic buildings from unwarranted demolition, his efforts continue today as a “Trainer in Emergency Response” for the California Emergency Management Agency Service Worker Volunteer Program. Donaldson has instructed classes in architecture, first at California Polytechnic State University from 1969 to 1970, at Southwestern Community College from 1976 to 1984.
Donaldson continues to lecture on preservation architecture at various schools and universities. Donaldson served as California’s State Historic Preservation Officer from April 2004 until his retirement in September 2012; the first architect to serve as a CA SHPO, Donaldson was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in April 2004. The SHPO serves as chief administrative officer of the California Office of Historic Preservation in Sacramento and as Executive Secretary of the State Historical Resources Commission. Meeting four times a year, the SHRC is a nine-member state review board, appointed by the governor, responsible for identifying and preserving California’s cultural heritage
Level & Tyson is a Norwegian slacker pop band, consisting of Richard Noir, Sofie Søndervik Sæther, Namra Saleem, Joakim Kristiansen and Hampus Sjöstedt. Richard Noir started the band while still playing drums for Superfamily, writing songs for Even Faster Still when Noir and Sæther lived together in Paris; the album was recorded in their apartment in Paris, at Propeller Studio in Oslo together with the producer Thomas Tofte. The record was released in 2012. "Even Faster Still" is a phrase from a self-hypnosis course. In 2014 Level & Tyson released Mr. Teenager, a stand-alone single collaborating with Japanese noise musician Sakamoto Hiromichi; the collaboration was an initiative from Noir and Sæther after watching "We Don’t Care About Music Anyway", a documentary about Japanese noise music. Level & Tyson visited USA for the first time at the Culture Collide festival in October 2014; the Huffington Post marked their San Francisco concert as "refreshingly unique", whilst Buzzbands LA said their LA-concert "perhaps made rock music as intimate as it could get".
The band released the first single Tied Up on 7 May 2015, followed by No Fun My Head on 4 September. CMJ premiered the second single a week early, announcing the track list and release date of the upcoming album; the album was scheduled to be released 25 September. Faster Still Gruesome Twosome Mr. Teenager feat. Sakamoto Hiromichi Tied Up No Fun My Head Official website