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Mr. Squiggle

Mr. Squiggle is an Australian children's television series, the name of the title character from that ABC show; the show was presented on television in many formats, between its inception on July 1, 1959 and 1999, from five-minute slots to a one-and-a-half-hour variety show featuring other performers, has had several name changes airing as Mr. Squiggle and Friends. At its height, the program was one of the most popular children's programs in Australia and toured theatre and conventions, entertaining several generations who grew with the program, it became one of the longest-running children's programs on Australian television. Mr. Squiggle, the central character was created by cartoonist and puppeteer Norman Hetherington, the character first appeared on the Children's TV Club on ABC TV, but was spun off into his own programme which first aired on 1 July 1959. Hetherington voiced and operated all of the show's puppets, while his wife Margaret wrote the scripts; the basic premise of the show remained the same: children wrote in with their "squiggles" and Mr. Squiggle would turn them into recognisable drawings by connecting lines with his pencil nose.

More than not, the picture would be drawn upside down, Mr. Squiggle would gleefully declare, "Upside down! Upside down!"—asking his assistant to turn the picture the right way up and reveal the completed drawing. The last episode went to air just over 40 years after the first, on 9 July 1999; the last episode was produced in 1997. After the show ceased production, the entire cast of puppets from Mister Squiggle and Friends were owned by the show's creator, Norman Hetherington, they have been loaned for display at exhibitions, such as at the National Film and Sound Archive and as part of the "50 Years of TV" exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in 2007. Hetherington and his puppets appeared on the ABC TV series Collectors in 2010. In February 2019 the Royal Australian Mint released a series of two dollar coins to mark the 60th anniversary of the first broadcast of the programme; the coins feature images of Squiggle himself, Gus the Snail, Bill the Steam Shovel and Blackboard.

Mr. Squiggle, the central character is a marionette with a pencil for a nose, who visits his friends from his home at 93 Crater Crescent on the Moon, flying to Earth in his pet rocket. In every episode he would create several pictures from "squiggles" sent in by children from around the country. Mr. Squiggle is a cheery and good-natured yet scatter-brained character, distracted and goes for "space-walks", leading his assistant to calm him down and get him to focus on the task of drawing. Mr. Squiggle was helped by a human assistant in all of the show's incarnations. In his first incarnation as Mr. Jolly Squiggle on the Children's TV Club his assistant was Miss Faith. Other puppet characters that appeared in the show included: Blackboard, the grumpy blackboard that Mr. Squiggle uses for an easel, whose catchphrases are "Hurry up", "Hmmph", "Double hmmph" and "Booorrriing". Gus the Snail, who had a TV for a shell and a flower pot tells knock-knock jokes. Bill the Steam Shovel, who likes to tell corny jokes and belch steam out of his "nose" when he laughs.

Comedians Mikey Robins and Merrick Watts played one of the show's characters, Reg Linchpin, for a year from 1989 to 1990. Other notable guest performers on the show included magician Timothy Hyde. List of longest-running Australian television series ABC TV programme: Australian Story: 30 October 1996: "Mr. Squiggle". ABC TV programme: The Collectors: 2010: Episode 21:: "Mr. Squiggle". Anon, "Wonderbox", The Australian Women's Weekly, p.17. Anon, "Prime Minister gets Squiggled", The Herald Sun, Thursday, 28 May 2009. Anon, "Man behind Mr Squiggle dies", ABC News, Tuesday, 7 December 2010. Bradshaw, R."Norman Hetherington 1921 – 2010", O. P. E. N. No.11, pp.2–4. Design and Art Australia Online Biography: Norman Hetherington. Foyle, L. "Creative Mind Thrilled Children", The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday, 8 December 2010. Guss, Naomi, "Australian puppetry – Mr. Squiggle", School of Puppetry, Monday, 6 December 2010). Johnson, C. "Award-winning Stuff from Mr. Squiggle", The Sydney Morning Herald, p.3. McDonald, T.

"Mr Squiggle's creator dies", A. M. Tuesday, 7 December 2010. Miller, A. "Squiggle: an ABC survivor", The Age: Green Guide, p.7. Miner, J. "Mr. Squiggle is still drawing the children", The Sydney Morning Herald, p.17. Morris, J. "Squiggle's friends make a fine team", The Age: Green Guide, p.4. Mosman Art Gallery: Tribute to Norman Hetherington, 10 December 2010. Musgrove, N. "Many Happy Returns to Mr. Squiggle", The Australian Women's Weekly, p.57. O. P. E. N. Theme Issue: Norman Hetherington OAM, O. P. E. N. No.11, December 2010. Panozzo, S. "Norman Hetherington: The 2009 Stanleys: The Jim Russell Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cartooning", Inkspot, No.60, pp.26–27. Perkins, M. "Mr Squiggle rockets in", 720 ABC Perth, 4 April 2008. Quinn, Dhana, "Five things you didn't know about... Mr Squiggle", "The Age", p.2. Samandar, L. Puppetmast

Blinking Lights and Other Revelations

Blinking Lights and Other Revelations is the sixth studio album by American band Eels. It was recorded over the space of 1998 to 2004 and released on April 26, 2005 through record label Vagrant, his first album on a new label following Eels' departure from DreamWorks Records. A 33-track double album, Blinking Lights has been seen as one of frontman E's most personal records, was met with some of the strongest critical reviews of his career; the album features guest appearances by Peter Buck and John Sebastian. Eels frontman E described Blinking Lights on the official website as being about "God and all the questions related to the subject of God. It's about hanging on to my remaining shreds of sanity and the blue sky that comes the day after a terrible storm, it's a love letter to life itself, in all its beautiful, horrible glory."The sleeve and liner notes are composed of typewritten lyrics and family photos. This is original drummer; the album was released through Vagrant Records on April 26, 2005, following the dissolution of Eels' contract with DreamWorks Records and the label's eventual take-over by Universal Music Group.

On October 21, 2008, the band announced that 2,500 autographed copies of the album would be published on vinyl. The songs were split across three records, with a fourth record serving as the bonus album Manchester 2005; the band made four of those tracks available as a free download for a week within announcing the album. Blinking Lights and Other Revelations was met with critical acclaim. Mark Horan of PopMatters wrote, "E is one of the best songwriters America has to offer, he has made as personal and redeeming an album that you are going to hear." Entertainment Weekly wrote, "Everett delivers the absolute stone masterpiece fans have always known lurked inside his dour heart." Under the Radar called it "some of the best-written songs of this new century". All songs written except where indicated. Disc one"Theme from Blinking Lights" – 1:44 "From Which I Came/A Magic World" – 3:13 "Son of a Bitch" – 2:27 "Blinking Lights" – 2:01 "Trouble with Dreams" – 4:33 "Marie Floating Over the Backyard" – 2:03 "Suicide Life" – 2:41 "In the Yard, Behind the Church" – 4:05 "Railroad Man" – 4:16 "The Other Shoe" – 2:32 "Last Time We Spoke" – 2:22 "Mother Mary" – 3:21 "Going Fetal" – 2:21 "Understanding Salesmen" – 2:43 "Theme for a Pretty Girl That Makes You Believe God Exists" – 2:06 "Checkout Blues" – 2:27 "Blinking Lights" – 2:00Disc two"Dust of Ages" – 2:21 "Old Shit/New Shit" – 3:17 "Bride of Theme from Blinking Lights" – 1:52 "Hey Man" – 3:02 "I'm Going to Stop Pretending That I Didn't Break Your Heart" – 3:56 "To Lick Your Boots" – 3:30 "If You See Natalie" – 3:41 "Sweet Li'l Thing" – 3:27 "Dusk: A Peach in the Orchard" – 1:17 "Whatever Happened to Soy Bomb" – 2:26 "Ugly Love" – 2:58 "God's Silence" – 1:26 "Losing Streak" – 2:52 "Last Days of My Bitter Heart" – 1:35 "The Stars Shine in the Sky Tonight" – 3:31 "Things the Grandchildren Should Know" – 5:22 This live album is only available on disc four of the deluxe edition of Blinking Lights and Other Revelations.

The songs were recorded on October 2005, in Manchester at the Manchester Apollo. "Fresh Feeling" "Packing Blankets" "Bride of Theme from Blinking Lights" "From Which I Came/A Magic World" "Son of a Bitch" "Ant Farm" "Jeannie's Diary" "My Beloved Monster" "It's a Motherfucker" "Taking a Bath in Rust" "Trouble with Dreams" "I'm Going to Stop Pretending That I Didn't Break Your Heart" "Dead of Winter" "Flyswatter" "Novocaine for the Soul" "Losing Streak" "Climbing to the Moon" Everett, Mark Oliver. Things the Grandchildren Should Know. Thomas Dunne Books. ISBN 978-0-312-42917-1. Blinking Lights and Other Revelations at Discogs

Medabots Infinity

Medabots Infinity is a role-playing video game developed and published in 2003 by Natsume. The game is based on the Medabots series, it is the sequel to Medabots. Hooking up to the Metabee and Rokusho Game Boy Advance games allows for secret unlockable medabots: Arcbeetle and Mega-Emperor. While the GBA link option is inaccessible in the EU version, there's a screenshot of it in the game's EU instruction manual. Several characters from the anime make appearances in this game; some of Riverview City’s kids have gone missing. The Rubberobo Gang may be responsible, so it’s up to Ikki to stop them again; the game is divided into an overworld and stages, in which there are arenas, viewed from a 3D perspective. There are two types of missions in arenas the player must do to complete a stage: Robattling all the enemies or a Robattle one on one. Bethany Massimilla of GameSpot gave the game a negative review, remarking “Medabots fans wanting a fix are far better off watching the cartoon instead.”Game review aggregation website GameRankings gave it a rating of 37.67% based on 6 reviews.

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Carlos Del Castillo

Carlos Del Castillo is a scientist who, in 2004, became the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers award, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. Del Castillo was the Program Scientist for the Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Program at NASA Headquarters, in Washington, D. C.. Del Castillo was born in San Juan, the capital city of Puerto Rico, raised in Mayaguez. There he received his primary and secondary education, he spent most of his youth on or near the Atlantic Ocean. His upbringing near the ocean served as an influential factor when he decided to study biology at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez where in 1987, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, he continued to work on a master's degree in Marine Science in the same institution. Del Castillo began studying the effects of oil pollution in the tropical marine environments, his master's thesis dealt with oil pollution and the results of his thesis was presented in a meeting in Rennes, France.

During this time period, he served in the Puerto Rico National Guard and was assigned to the 240th Military Police Company. His military service included deployment to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War. Upon his return to Puerto Rico Del Castillo earned his master's degree in Marine Science in 1991, he realized that there was a lack of funding for oil pollution research in Puerto Rico and therefore, he decided to continue his education and research at the University of South Florida. While pursuing his doctorates degree, he became interested in Organic Carbon biogeochemistry, he used remote sensing to study biogeochemical and physical processes in the oceans through a combination of remote sensing and field and laboratory experiments. Del Castillo was offered a position in a laboratory where he was to conduct a series of studies in the Arabian Sea similar to the ones which he had proposed to NASA. In his proposal to NASA, he asked the agency to conduct and study the optical properties of organic matter in the Orinoco River plume.

It was his believe that Orinoco River plume was a critical aspect in the use of optical sensors for ocean Biogeochemical research. Del Castillo earned his PhD in Oceanography in 1998, from the University of South Florida and was awarded the William Sackett Prize for Innovation and Excellence in Research. Del Castillo was offered a position in Mississippi. There he worked as a researcher under the direction of Dr. Rick Miller, who led the Earth Systems Science Office, he began working in the Mississippi River plume and in the application of remote sensors to study coastal environments. He co-edited with Dr's. Richard Miller and Brent McKee, "Remote Sensing of the Coastal Environment," a book which provides extensive insight on remote sensing of coastal waters from aircraft and space-based platforms. In 2003, Del Castillo was offered a position as Program Scientist for the Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry program at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D. C; the temporary position allowed him to learn about policy, interact with colleagues in academia and other branches of the government.

On September 9, 2003, National Science and Technology Council announced that Del Castillo would be awarded the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his research in Ocean Biology. The award, bestowed by the NSTC once during an individuals career, was given to Del Castillo on May 2004, it is the highest honor bestowed by the U. S. government on scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. Del Castillo is a member of NASA's Carbon Cycle and Ecosystem Management and Operations working group. In 2007, he was awarded the Emerald Honor Trailblazers Award. Del Castillo is a member of the Senior Professional Staff with the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, the William S. Parsons Professor at the Johns Hopkins University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, he has served as a member of the National Research Council Committee on Assessment of Impediments to Interagency Cooperation on Space and Earth Science Missions and the Committee on Assessing Requirements for Sustained Ocean Color Research and Operations.

William Sackett Prize Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers Emerald Honor Trailblazers Award Remote Sensing of Coastal Aquatic Environments: Technologies and Applications. List of Puerto Ricans Puerto Rican scientists and inventors List of Puerto Ricans in the United States Space Program University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez people

Andergrove, Queensland

Andergrove is a northern urban locality in Mackay in the Mackay Region, Australia. In the 2016 census, Andergrove had a population of 9,419 people. Andergrove has been growing as a suburban community since 1990s and the housing stock is low-set brick homes; the Andergrove State School opened on 21 February 1939. The Pioneer State High School opened on 28 January 1986. At that time, Andergrove was in the Pioneer Shire, amalgamated into City of Mackay in 1994. MacKillop Catholic Primary School opened on 1995. In the 2011 census, Andergove had a population of 9,372 people. In the 2016 census, Andergrove had a population of 9,419 people. Andergrove State School is a government primary school for girls at Fernleigh Avenue. In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 368 students with 35 teachers and 22 non-teaching staff, it includes a special education program. Pioneer State High School is a government secondary school for girls at Bedford Road. In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 560 students with 56 teachers and 34 non-teaching staff.

It includes a special education program. MacKillop Catholic Primary School is a Catholic primary school for boys and girls at 20 Nadarmi Drive. In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 234 students with 13 non-teaching staff. "Andergrove". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland

Coty Wheeler

Coty Wheeler is an American mixed martial artist, best known for his four fight stint with now-defunct promotion World Extreme Cagefighting. Wheeler holds a professional record of 15–5. Wheeler made his WEC debut on September 5, 2007, facing Ian McCall at WEC 30, he lost the fight via third-round TKO. In his second fight in the promotion, Wheeler faced Del Hawkins at WEC 32 on February 13, 2008, he won the fight via flying armbar submission. After a one-year hiatus, Wheeler returned to WEC and a decision to Charlie Valencia at WEC 43 on October 10, 2009. Wheeler faced Will Campuzano on January 10, 2010 at WEC 46, losing via unanimous decision; the bout earned Fight of the Night honors. World Extreme Cagefighting Fight of the Night vs. Will Campuzano Professional MMA record for Coty Wheeler from Sherdog