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Min and Bill

Min and Bill is a 1930 American Pre-Code comedy-drama film starring Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery, based on Lorna Moon's novel Dark Star, adapted by Frances Marion and Marion Jackson. The film tells the story of dockside innkeeper Min's tribulations as she tries to protect the innocence of her adopted daughter Nancy, all while loving and fighting with boozy fisherman Bill, who resides at the inn. Min and Bill stars Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan, Marjorie Rambeau, was directed by George W. Hill. Dressler won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1931 for her performance in this film; this film was such a runaway hit that it and its near-sequel Tugboat Annie, which re-teamed Dressler and Beery in similar roles, boosted both to superstar status. Dressler topped Quigley Publications' annual Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll of movie exhibitors in 1933, the two pairings with Dressler were responsible for Beery becoming MGM's highest-paid actor in the early 1930s, before Clark Gable took over that crown.

Min Divot runs a dockside inn. She has been raising Nancy Smith as her own since her prostitute mother, left her at the inn as an infant. Min argues with fisherman Bill. Despite Bill's near-constant drinking, Min and he care for each other. Bill and she are the only ones. Min does her best to raise Nancy and keep her from learning about the real activities of the people who live and work on the docks. Despite not having much extra money or a home outside her inn, Min does her best to raise Nancy into a young lady, she does everything. Nancy loves Min as her own mother and skips school to be with her. After dealing with the truant officer, Min uses the money she had hidden in her room to send Nancy to a fancy boarding school, she hopes the school will teach Nancy better manners than those she had been picking up from Bill and the others on the docks. The schooling works, Nancy returns to Min with good manners, an education, the news that she is now engaged to a wealthy man, she wants Min to attend the wedding.

Min is thrilled. Seeing how happy Nancy is to be getting married, Min deliberately argues with Nancy and says terrible things she does not mean for Nancy to leave, she is relieved that she is gone by the time Bella arrives. Min stalls Bella, hoping the wedding will take place and the couple can leave for their honeymoon before Bella can interfere. Bella arrives, she confronts Min in an upstairs room in her inn. She has discovered her daughter's identity, that of her wealthy new husband, she taunts Min with the information and pledges to torment Nancy and her new husband until they give her money and take her into their new home. Min thinks about the wedding and Nancy's happiness, tries to prevent Bella from leaving; when Bella attacks Min with a hot curling iron and attempts to leave, Min takes a hidden gun and shoots her dead. Min flees the room. Bill, knowing what was going on, tries to help Min. Min wants to see Nancy one last time, she sees the happy couple. Min watches, but decides not to let Nancy know she is there, stays hidden in the crowd.

Two police officers confront Min about the shooting at the inn. Min does not say much, she takes one final look at a smiling Nancy. Min turns back and smiles as she walks away with the officers, she is sad that it may be the last time she sees Nancy, but at the same time, she is happy that Nancy managed to escape a dead-end life by the docks. Marie Dressler as Min Divot Wallace Beery as Bill Dorothy Jordan as Nancy Smith Marjorie Rambeau as Bella Pringle Donald Dillaway as Dick Cameron DeWitt Jennings as Groot Russell Hopton as Alec Johnson Frank McGlynn, Sr. as Mr. Southard Gretta Gould as Mrs. Southard Jack Kerouac, in On the Road, has his protagonist-narrator Sal Paradise compare Dean Moriarty and his second wife Camille to Min and Bill. At Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, homage to Min and Bill is paid in the form of a counter service restaurant. Min and Bill's Dockside Diner is in the shape of Bill's fishing trawler, "floats" in Echo Lake near the center of the park; the film made a profit of $731,000.

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2012 Aberdeen City Council election

The 2012 Aberdeen City Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Aberdeen City Council. The election used the 13 wards created as a result of the Local Governance Act 2004, with each ward electing three or four Councillors using the single transferable vote system a form of proportional representation, with 43 Councillors elected. Local political activist Renee Slater caused great controversy when she registered a mannequin doll as'Helena Torry' in the Hazlehead/Ashley/Queens Cross ward; this was withdrawn soon after being spotted and a report has been issued to Grampian Police. The election saw the Scottish Liberal Democrats decimated as they lost two thirds of their Councillors; the Scottish National Party secured 3 gains copper-fastening their by-election gains during the 2007-2012 term. However, it was Labour who proved to be the biggest winners with 7 gains and 17 total seats as they secured first place. Independents gained 2 seats. On 9 May an agreement was reached to form a coalition.

The coalition was formed between the Scottish Labour Party, the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party and three Independent councillors. Labour had 17 seats, the Tories contributed three and there were three independent members. Note: The net gain/loss and percentage changes relate to the result of the previous Scottish local elections on 3 May 2007; this may differ from other published sources showing gain/loss relative to seats held at dissolution of Scotland's councils. 2007: 2xLib Dem. 2007: 2xLib Dem. 2007: 1xSNP. †† In May 2014, Midstocket/Rosemount Cllr Jenny Laing replaced Dyce/Bucksburn/Danestone Cllr Barney Crockett as Leader of the Council. ††† In May 2014, Midstocket/Rosemount Cllr Fraser Forsyth resigned from the Conservative Party group and sat as an Independent He announced his future resignation on 24 June 2015 as he would be moving with his family to York and formally resigned his seat on 30 July 2015. A by-election was held on 1 October 2015 and the by-election was won by the SNP's Alex Nicoll.

†††† On 11 May 2015, Kincorth/Loirston SNP Cllr Callum McCaig resigned his seat on the council to concentrate on his duties as MP for Aberdeen South. A by-election was held on 30 July 2015 and it was won by the SNP's Stephen Flynn. †††††On 11 May 2015, Hilton/Stockethill SNP Cllr Kirsty Blackman resigned her seat on the council to concentrate on her duties as MP for Aberdeen North. A by-election was held on 30 July 2015 and it was won by the SNP's Neil Copeland. †††††† On 28 May 2015, George Street/Harbour SNP Cllr Andrew May announced he would resign his seat on the council in July 2015. A by-election was held on 1 October 2015 and the seat was held by the SNP's Michael Hutchinson

Computer World

Computer World is the eighth studio album by German electronic band Kraftwerk, released on 10 May 1981. The album peaked at No. 15 on the UK Albums Chart. It was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry on 12 February 1982 for shipments in excess of 60,000 copies; the album deals with the themes of the rise of computers within society. In keeping with the album's concept, Kraftwerk showcased their music on an ambitious world tour and issued several different versions of the single "Pocket Calculator" in different languages: namely, French and Italian; the compositions are credited to Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos. As was the case with the two previous albums, Computer World was released in both German- and English-language editions. Computer World was ranked at No. 2 among the top 10 "Albums of the Year" for 1981 by NME. It was listed by Pitchfork as the 18th best album of the 1980s. Pitchfork listed the track "Computer Love" as the 53rd best song of the 1980s. Slant Magazine placed the album at No. 25 on its list of "The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s".

Rolling Stone named it the 10th greatest EDM album of all time in 2012. The track "Computer Love" was released as a seven-inch single in the UK, in July 1981, backed with "The Model", from the group's previous album The Man-Machine; the single reached No. 36 in the charts. In December 1981 the two songs were reissued as a double A-side twelve-inch single, reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart in February 1982, although "The Model" received the most airplay. "Pocket Calculator" was released as a seven-inch single in the US by Warner Brothers in 1981, pressed on a fluorescent yellow/lime vinyl, matching the color of the album cover. The flip side featured the Japanese version of "Pocket Calculator," "Dentaku"."Computerwelt" was remixed in 1982 as a dance version with additional bass and percussion sounds. It was released in January 1982; the original track was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1982. "Computer World" was chosen by the BBC for use in the titles of their UK computer literacy project, The Computer Programme.

The cover shows a computer terminal displaying the heads of the four band members. The inner sleeve artwork, created by Emil Schult and photographed by Günter Fröhling, depicts four robotic-looking mannequins, similar to the artwork of the previous album, The Man-Machine created by Fröhling. In two photos, the mannequin representing Karl Bartos is seen playing a Stylophone, an instrument, featured on the track "Pocket Calculator"; the original 1981 sleeve notes are unspecific regarding roles listing all the equipment suppliers and technicians under the heading "Hardware" and the various other people involved, such as photographers, as "Software". By contrast, the 2009 remastered edition notes list the performer credits as the following: Ralf Hütter – album concept, artwork reconstruction, electronics, mixing, production, Synthanorma Sequenzer, vocoder, voice Florian Schneider – album concept, electronics, production, speech synthesis, vocoder Karl Bartos – electronic percussion Emil Schult – cover Günter Fröhling – photography Johann Zambryski – artwork reconstruction In 1982, American DJ and rapper Afrika Bambaataa wrote the song "Planet Rock" and recorded chords inspired from Trans-Europe Express.

The song's lyrics included the Japanese number counting "Ichi Ni San Shi" from Kraftwerk's "Numbers". Señor Coconut y su Conjunto, an electronic project of German musician Uwe Schmidt which covered Kraftwerk's songs, published a merengue-styled version of "It's More Fun to Compute" in their first LP El Baile Alemán, wrongly labeled as "Homecomputer" on the sleeve. Coldplay used the main riff from "Computer Love" in their song "Talk" from their 2005 album X&Y. Ricardo Villalobos' track "Logom-IX" from the 2006 album Salvador uses prominently the riff from "Computer World".'Home Computer' is used as background music in the Young Sheldon episode "A Computer, a Plastic Pony, a Case of Beer". Computer World at Discogs