Michael Angelo Avallone was an American author of mystery, secret agent fiction, novelizations of TV and films. His lifetime output was over 223 works, published under seventeen pseudonyms; the son of Michael Angelo Avallone, Sr, Avallone was born in New York City on October 27, 1924 and died in Los Angeles on February 26, 1999. He was married in 1949 to Lucille Asero. In 1960 he married Fran Weinstein, together they had one son and one daughter. In addition to his writing, Avallone was a guest lecturer at New York University, Columbia University, Rutgers University, his first novel, The Tall Dolores, published in 1953, introduced Ed Noon, P. I; the most recent installment was published in 1989. The final volume, Since Noon Yesterday, is, as of 2005, unpublished. Avallone has been prolific at writing movie and TV tie-ins, more than two dozen, beginning with 1963's The Main Attraction, his most successful tie-in was the first of the Man From U. N. C. L. E. Tie-in novels, The Thousand Coffins Affair. Despite its success Avallone said that he'd gotten a rotten deal from the publisher on the project.
"I did it for a flat fee of $1,000 with a handshake deal to do the rest of the series," said Avallone in a 1989 interview. "Then Ace double-crossed everybody and they got follow-up writers to do the others. They sold it to 60 foreign countries, it stayed in print until 1970; every copy of the book says April, 1965—there's no record of a printing order or anything—but they had five printings in the first three months! Everything to worked right in The Thousand Coffins Affair and it sort of set the pattern for all kinds of TV spy books. I was satisfied with it, despite the monetary beating I took, it did get me a lot of work down through the years." Avallone said he faced some minor editorial restrictions on the U. N. C. L. E. Book, at the studio's insistence; the villainous organization of the book, was described by Avallone as being German. "MGM insisted on making them Russians—and of course this is 1964, the height of the Cold War," he said. Due to his involvement in the tie-ins, the cover of the January 1967 issue of The Saint Magazine, edited by Leslie Charteris, erroneously identifies Avallone as the creator of the TV series.
His tie-ins included Hawaii Five-O, Friday the 13th Part III, Beneath the Planet of the Apes and The Partridge Family. A series of novellas in the late 1960s featured the U. N. C. L. E.-like INTREX organization. Under the house name Nick Carter, he wrote some of the Nick Carter spy novels beginning in the 1960s; as Troy Conway, he wrote the tongue-in-cheek porn series Rod Damon: The Coxeman, parodied The Man from U. N. C. L. E. From 1967 to 1973, he wrote the novelization of the 1982 TV miniseries A Woman Called Golda, based on the life of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. Among his pseudonyms were Mile Avalione, Mike Avalone, Nick Carter, Troy Conway, Priscilla Dalton, Mark Dane, Jeanne-Anne dePre, Dora Highland, Stuart Jason, Steve Michaels, Dorothea Nile, Edwina Noone, John Patrick, Vance Stanton, Sidney Stuart, Max Walker, Lee Davis Willoughby. From 1962 to 1965, Avallone edited the Mystery Writers of America newsletter. Avallone was inducted into the "New Jersey Literary Hall of Fame", he was nominated for the 1989 Anthony Award in the "Best Paperback Original" category for his novel High Noon at Midnight.
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Gladys Noon Spellman was a U. S. Congresswoman who represented the 5th congressional district of Maryland from January 3, 1975, to February 24, 1981, she was a member of the Democratic Party. Spellman was born Gladys Blossom Noon in New York City and attended Eastern and Roosevelt high schools in Washington, D. C, she graduated from George Washington University, Washington, D. C. and graduate school with the United States Department of Agriculture. Spellman became a teacher, taught in Prince George's County, schools. A consummate politician, Spellman was part of the wave of young, new suburban dwellers who moved to Prince George's County from Washington and elsewhere in the years after World War II, that group remained her constituency throughout her political career. Spellman's years as a teacher and president of the PTA for Happy Acres Elementary School, as well as civic association activism as a young mother and housewife in Cheverly during the 1950s led to leadership positions in the reform movement that seized control of the county's government during the 1960s, ousting the old guard Democratic organization that had managed affairs in Prince George's for decades.
Spellman was active in the fight for a home rule charter form of government for Prince George's, in 1962, running on a reform slate, served as a member of the Prince George's County Board of Commissioners from 1962 to 1970. She served two years as chairman the head of the county's government. After the establishment of the County Council, Spellman served as councilwoman at large from 1971 to 1974, she was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations in 1967 and was awarded the highest honor that could be bestowed by county officials nationwide when she became the first woman elected president of the National Association of Counties in 1972. Spellman won the Democratic primary nomination in September 1974 for Maryland's fifth congressional seat, went on to defeat the Republican, John B. Burcham, Jr. in the general election. While in Congress, she served on the Committee on Banking and Housing, the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.
40 percent of the work force in her district was employed by the federal government – the highest percentage of any congressional district in the nation. In 1977, Spellman favored legislation to establish a bank to make loans to cooperatives owned by consumers as well as legislation to extend the federal revenue-sharing program, she voted for the 1975 proposal authorizing $7 billion to loan guarantees for the financially troubled New York City. Spellman resisted placing restrictions on hiring or promotion of federal employees and opposed Jimmy Carter's plan to reform the civil service system in 1978. In 1979, the Supersisters trading card set was distributed. On October 31, 1980, Spellman was judging a Halloween costume contest at the Laurel Mall when she collapsed after suffering an incapacitating heart attack, she was re-elected to Congress with 80% of the vote against a little-known Republican opponent on November 4, 1980, but it soon became clear that she would be comatose for the remaining years of her life.
In the first weeks of the 97th Congress, the House passed a resolution providing for Spellman's pay as if she had been seated, for her Congressional office to be supported as if a member of Congress had died or resigned. It is the only time that medical reasons have resulted in the House of Representatives declaring a seat vacant. Thirty-two candidates from both parties entered the race, including Reuben, he was defeated for the Democratic nomination by Steny Hoyer, who won the special election on May 19 against the Republican nominee, Bowie mayor Audrey Scott. Hoyer has continued to be re-elected since and became House Majority Leader. In 1985, Spellman was an inductee to the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, part of its inaugural class; the Baltimore–Washington Parkway, a scenic north-south highway in Maryland, is dedicated to Spellman, as is Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary School, located in Cheverly, Maryland. Spellman died on June 1988, in a nursing home in suburban Maryland, she never regained consciousness after subsequent coma.
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Straylight Run is an emo band based in Baldwin, New York. The band has released two albums, Straylight Run and The Needles the Space, as well as three EPs, Prepare to Be Wrong, About Time, Un Mas Dos. In 2010, the band announced that they would be going on indefinite hiatus, but might reunite in the future. Two of the members, John Nolan and Shaun Cooper, are in Taking Back Sunday; when he was still a member of Taking Back Sunday, John Nolan wrote several songs that he didn't feel would go well with the band. After their departure and Shaun Cooper recorded several demos with Taking Back Sunday drummer Mark O'Connell; the band began to take its present form when drummer Will Noon was invited to join after his former band, Breaking Pangaea, broke up. Breaking Pangaea's former lead singer was Fred Mascherino, who took Nolan's place in Taking Back Sunday. Shortly thereafter, John's sister, Michelle DaRosa, joined Straylight Run; the band gained popularity after posting six demo songs for free download on their official site.
By September of that year, they were playing to sold-out crowds in various cities in the Northeastern United States. The band's name was taken from the final section of William Gibson's cyberpunk science-fiction novel Neuromancer. Due to John's and Shaun's involvement in their previous band, they were bound by contract to release an album under Victory Records, they began to record their first album in April 2004 and released their self-titled debut album Straylight Run on October 12, 2004 after a one-month postponement. The album sold over 11,000 copies in the first week, made the Billboard Top 100 Albums list; the album featured Nate Ruess, former lead singer of The Format and current frontman of the indie-pop group fun. on the song "It's For the Best". In late 2005, the band toured with Simple Plan. On October 4, 2005 the band released their second record in the form of the Prepare to Be Wrong EP; the CD comprised a cover of Bob Dylan's "With God on Our Side" and 3 new songs. The CD ended their contract with Victory Records.
Plans for a live DVD were shelved. On June 19, 2007 the band released their second album, The Needles the Space, under Universal Records. On December 8, 2007 the band was dropped from Universal Records; the band toured in support of Bayside in February and early March, 2008. The band toured in support of The Used on the inaugural Get a Life Tour from March 31 through May 11, 2008. On June 3, 2008 Michelle DaRosa announced that she would be leaving Straylight Run to pursue a solo career. In her MySpace message, she left the door open to rejoining the band at some future time. In late 2008, DaRosa formed the band Destry which featureed Sam Means of the indie rock group The Format, as well as Shaun Cooper from Straylight Run. On June 10, 2008 the band entered the studio for pre-production on their next CD, an EP entitled Un Mas Dos. While the band made the three songs available on the EP available in streaming format through MySpace and other means, began selling digital download cards at its tour beginning September 9, 2008, on September 16, 2008 the band released the album in a digital format.
A vinyl format is available. After two tours in late 2008, the band played at the Soundwave Festivals in Australia in February and March 2009, as well as two shows with Minus the Bear; the band planned to do further recording, towards another EP. In May and June, the band went on tour with Good Old War. In February 2010, Straylight Run announced they were going on an indefinite hiatus due to financial complications. John Nolan stated that he would continue his solo act, was not against the idea of returning to Straylight Run. Shaun Cooper wrote a blog saying that he was retiring from touring, thanking Straylight Run and thanking Taking Back Sunday and saying he is proud of the work and success they have accomplished. On March 31, 2010 it was confirmed that John Nolan and Shaun Cooper had returned to Taking Back Sunday. On June 4, 2011, Nolan and Cooper teamed up with Taking Back Sunday drummer Mark O'Connell to play a show at Rogue Live Studios in Hicksville, NY, with their set featuring six Straylight Run songs.
Nolan pointed out before the last song of the set, "Existentialism on Prom Night," that O'Connell was a member of Straylight Run for a brief time at its inception, before choosing to remain with Taking Back Sunday. Will Noon is the touring and performing drummer for the band fun, he performed with them at the 2013 Grammy Awards Ceremony as well as their performance on Saturday Night Live Timeline Straylight Run The Needles the Space Prepare to Be Wrong 3 Track EP Un Mas Dos About Time Demo "It’s Everybody’s Fault But Mine" "Existentialism on Prom Night" "A Slow Descent" "It’s For The Best" "Mistakes We Knew We Were Making" "The Tension and the Terror" 2004 "Existentialism on Prom Night" 2005 "Hands in the Sky" 2007 "Soon We'll Be Living in the Future" 2007 "Still Alone" 2004 "Existentialism on Prom Night" 2005 "Hands in the Sky" 2007 "Buttoned Down" 2007 "Soon We'll Be Living in the Future" 2007 "How Do I Fix My Head" 2007 "The Miracle That Never Came" 2009 "Wait and Watch" The track "Hands In The Sky" was featured in the Sons of Anarchy season two episode "The Culling".
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Noon is 12 o'clock in the daytime, as opposed to midnight. The term 12 p.m. is sometimes used for noon. Solar noon is the time; this is when the Sun reaches its highest point in the sky, at 12 noon apparent solar time. The local or clock time of solar noon depends on the date. In many cultures in the Northern Hemisphere, noon had ancient geographic associations with the direction "south". Remnants of the noon = south association are preserved in the words for noon in French and Italian, both of which refer to the southern parts of the respective countries. Modern Russian, Belarusian and Serbian go a step farther, with the words for noon meaning "south" and the words for "midnight" meaning "north"; the word noon is derived from Latin nona hora, the ninth hour of the day, is related to the liturgical term none. The Roman and Western European medieval monastic day began at 6:00 a.m. at the equinox by modern timekeeping, so the ninth hour started at what is now 3:00 p.m. at the equinox. In English, the meaning of the word shifted to midday and the time moved back to 12:00 local time.
The change was fixed by the 14th century. Solar noon is the moment when the Sun contacts the observer's meridian, reaching its highest position above the horizon on that day; this is the origin of the terms ante meridiem and post meridiem, as noted below. The Sun is directly overhead at solar noon at the Equator on the equinoxes, at the Tropic of Cancer on the June solstice and at the Tropic of Capricorn on the December solstice. In the Northern Hemisphere, north of the Tropic of Cancer, the Sun is due south of the observer at solar noon; the elapsed time from the local solar noon of one day to the next is 24 hours on only four instances in any given year. This occurs when the effects of Earth’s obliquity of ecliptic and its orbital speed around the Sun offset each other; these four days for the current epoch are centered on 11 February, 13 May, 25 July, 3 November. It occurs at only one particular line of longitude each event; this line varies year to year. This event time and location varies due to Earth's orbit being gravitationally perturbed by the planets.
These four 24-hour days occur in both hemispheres simultaneously. The precise UTC times for these four days mark when the opposite line of longitude, 180° away, experiences 24 hours from local midnight to local midnight the next day. Thus, four varying great circles of longitude define from year to year; the two longest time spans from noon to noon occur around 20 June and 21 December. The shortest time spans occur around 25 March and 13 September. In the US, noon is indicated by 12 p.m. and midnight by 12 a.m. While some argue that such usage is "improper" based on the Latin meaning, digital clocks are unable to display anything else, an arbitrary decision must be made. An earlier standard of indicating noon as "12M" or "12m", specified in the U. S. GPO Government Style Manual, has fallen into relative obscurity. However, due to the lack of an international standard, the use of 12 a.m. and 12 p.m. can be confusing. Common alternative methods of representing these times are: to use a 24-hour clock to use "12 noon" or "12 midnight" to specify midnight as between two successive days or dates to avoid those specific times and to use "11:59 p.m." or "12:01 a.m." instead.
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Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd SL was an English judge and author. The son of a well-to-do brewer, Talfourd was born in Berkshire, he received his education at Reading grammar school. At the age of 18, he was sent to London to study law under a special pleader. Early in 1821, he joined the Oxford circuit, having been Called to the Bar at Middle Temple earlier in the year. Fourteen years he was created a serjeant-at-law. In 1849 he succeeded Thomas Coltman as judge of the Court of Common Pleas. At the general election in 1835 he was elected MP for the Parliamentary Borough of Reading, a result repeated in the general election of 1837, he chose not to run in the general election of 1841, but stood again in the general election of 1847 and was elected. In the House of Commons, Talfourd introduced a copyright bill in 1837, but the dissolution of Parliament in 1837 following the death of William IV meant that it had to be reintroduced in the new Parliament in 1838. By that time, the bill was met with strong opposition.
Talfourd re-introduced it again in 1839, 1840 and 1841. It became law in 1842, albeit in modified form, at a time when Talfourd was not in Parliament. Charles Dickens dedicated The Pickwick Papers to Talfourd. In his early years in London, Talfourd was dependent in great measure on his literary contributions, he was on the staff of the London Magazine, was an occasional contributor to the Edinburgh Review and Quarterly Review, the New Monthly Magazine, other periodicals. His legal writings on literary matters are excellent expositions, animated by a lucid and telling, if not polished, style. Among the best of these are his article On the Principle of Advocacy in the Practice of the Bar. Talfourd's tragedy Ion was printed in 1835 and produced the following year at Covent Garden theatre, it was well received in America, was revived at Sadler's Wells Theatre in December 1861. His dramatic poem turns on the voluntary sacrifice of Ion, king of Argos, in response to the Delphic oracle, which had declared that only with the extinction of the reigning family could the prevailing pestilence incurred by the deeds of that family be removed.
Two years at the Haymarket Theatre, The Athenian Captive was acted with moderate success. In 1839 Glencoe, or the Fate of the Macdonalds, was printed, in 1840 it was produced at the Haymarket; the Castilian did not excite much interest. Talfourd wrote: "History of Greek Literature", in the Encyclopædia Metropolitana. Talfourd died in 1854 in Stafford, after an apoplectic seizure in court while addressing the jury from his judge's seat at the town's Shire Hall, where he is commemorated by a bust, sculpted by John Graham Lough. Dickens was amongst the mourners at his funeral at West Norwood Cemetery. Talfourd married Rachel, daughter of John Towill Rutt. Francis Talfourd was their eldest son; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Talfourd, Sir Thomas Noon". Encyclopædia Britannica. 26. Cambridge University Press. Garnett, Richard. "Talfourd, Thomas Noon". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography. 55. London: Smith, Elder & Co. Hall, Edith.
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The Serer-Noon called Noon are an ethnic people who occupy western Senegal. They are part of the Serer people, they are found in Senegal in the region of Thiès in areas like Fandène, Silman, Diankhène and Dioung. As well as being present in Senegal, they are found in the Gambia. In the Thies area alone, their population is 32,900. Collectively, the Serer people make-up the third largest ethnic group in Senegal. In his Sketches of Senegal, Abbé Boilat described them as "the most beautiful black people... tall and beautiful posture... who are always well dressed strong and independent" During the 19th century muslim marabout jihads in Senegambia, the Serer-Noon resisted being islamized and continued to practice their beliefs to present. In the 1860s, Pinet Laprade the French governor of Senegal, Captain Vincent described the Serer-Noon men as "fierce and cruel to foreigners", they only recented the authority of foreigners. Of all the Senegambian ethnic groups, the Noons were among the most independent during the colonial period.
The Noons refused to pay taxes to the French administration of Senegal in the 19th century and launched many wars and massacres of the French. To force them to pay tax to the French administration in Senegal, sometimes violence was used against them. In Noon country, their head of state were the Lamanes; the Lamane managed the Noon towns and villages, each village was an independent republic. The Lamanes in Noon country were the oldest men chosen from particular families. Although these Lamanes must not be confused with the ancient Serer Lamanes, the Lamanes in Noon country were powerful during the colonia period; the Serer-Noon are farmers who grow millet, cotton etc. They tend to follow monogamy. Like many of the Serer group, the Noons marry out, they marry among themselves or other groups of the Serer race, but outside the Serer group. Noon culture forbids mix-marriages. Where a young Serer-Noon has left his or her village for more than three months, on their return, they were subjected to prove their sexual purity.
The head griot would offer them a beverage. If vomit after drinking it, they were found sentence to celibacy; this test was just one of many tests carried out by the head griot. The head male griot would test the young man whilst the head female griot would test the young woman, they speak the Noon language, one of the Cangin languages rather than a dialect of the Serer-Sine language. Their language is related to Saafi and the Laalaa language. Like many of the Serer group to which they belong, the Noon were resistant to Islamization, still adhere to the tenets of Serer religion; the Serer religion involves cosmology, making offerings to Serer ancestral saints. The Noon refer to the supreme being as Kokh Kox. Serer people Serer-Ndut people Saafi people Niominka people Serer-Laalaa Palor people Issa Laye Thiaw. La Religiosite de Seereer, Avant et pendant leur Islamisation. Ethiopiques no: 54, Revue semestrielle de Culture Négro-Africaine. Nouvelle série, volume 7, 2e Semestre 1991 Henry Gravrand. "La Civilisation Sereer" - Pangool, vol.
2. Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines du Senegal, ISBN 2-7236-1055-1 Gravrand, Henry, "Le Symbolisme sereer: Mythe du Saas et symboles", « Revue de Psycho-Pathologie » vol. 9 No 2 Dakar - Ndiaye, Ousmane Sémou, "Diversité et unicité Sérères: L'Exemple Le de la Région de Thiès", Ethiopiques n°54, revue semestrielle, de culture négro-africaine, Nouvelle série volume 7. 2e semestre Senegambian Ethnic Groups: Common Origins and Cultural Affinities Factors and Forces of National Unity and Stability. By Alhaji Ebou Momar Taal. 2010 Gambian Studies No. 17. “People of the Gambia. I; the Wolof with notes on the Serer and Lebou.” By David P. Gamble & Linda K. Salmon with Alhaji Hassan Njie. San Francisco 1985 Elisa Daggs. All Africa: All its political entities of independent or other status. Hasting House, 1970. ISBN 0-8038-0336-2, Ferdinand de Lanoye, « Voyages et expéditions au Sénégal et dans les contrées voisines », in Le Tour du monde, vol. 3, 1861, 1er semestre, p. 35 C. Becker, « La représentation des Sereer du nord-ouest dans les sources européennes » in Journal des africanistes, 1985, tome 55 fascicule 1-2, p. 165-185 Ousmane Sémou Ndiaye, « Diversité et unicité sérères: l'exemple de la région de Thiès », in Éthiopiques, n° 54, nouvelle série, volume 7, 2e semestre 1991
Symphony No. 7 (Haydn)
The Symphony No. 7 in C major, Hoboken I/7, is a symphony by Joseph Haydn, sometimes called "Le midi", meaning "The Noon." The symphony was composed in May or June 1761, paired together with the other two of the Day Trilogy, Nos. 6 and 8, under the patronage of Prince Paul II Anton Esterházy. It is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns and continuo, exhibits many concertante features; the work is in four movements: Adagio, 44 – Allegro, 34 Recitativo: Adagio in G major,44 Menuetto and Trio, 34 Finale: Allegro, 44Unlike the sunrise of Le matin, the slow introduction to the opening movement here is a ceremonial march. The first movement begins with a fanfare style, ten bar passage in C major, followed by the allegro part of the movement in D major; the second andante movement begins with an extended "recitative" in C minor featuring a solo violin, which ends in B minor to give way for the main Adagio section. The Adagio follows in G major with solo violin and solo cello with prominent obbligato flute parts coloring the accompanying orchestration.
The movement ends with an extended cadenza for the solo cello. As is the case with symphonies 6 and 8, the double bass has an extensive solo in the trio of the menuet. Like the previous symphony, the finale contains passages for all the instruments, but here its intensified more with solos and tuttis exchanging every other bar; the recapitulation is notably accentuated with horn fanfares