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Peavey Electronics

Peavey Electronics Corporation is an American company that designs, develops and markets professional audio equipment. One of the largest audio equipment manufacturers in the world, it is headquartered in Meridian, Mississippi. Hartley Peavey founded Peavey Electronics in 1965, having built his first amplifier in 1957. Peavey Electronics is owned. In 2011, Inc. magazine profiled the global success story of music and audio innovator Hartley Peavey and Peavey Electronics Corporation. "Hartley Peavey dreamed of becoming a rock star," wrote Inc.'s Kasey Wehrum. "Though he lacked the chops to become the next Chuck Berry, his name has been etched into the pantheon of rock'n' roll history." Peavey owns 1.5 million square feet of manufacturing/assembly area over 33 facilities across North America and Asia, 18 of which are located in Mississippi. Products are manufactured in China and the United States, are distributed to 136 different countries, they hold 130 patents, have a product range of around 2000 designs, with between 80 and 100 added each year.

In 2014, Peavey closed its UK distribution and manufacturing operations, citing that while the UK facility was a manufacturing plant, the lower cost and advanced techniques of Chinese manufacturing deemed it unsustainable. Peavey Electronics owns eight electronics brands: MediaMatrix, Architectural Acoustics, PVDJ, Crest Audio, Composite Acoustic, Sanctuary Series, Budda Amplification, Trace Elliot. Although Peavey Electronics produces a wide variety of equipment, a few designs stand out through their popularity or use by prominent professionals; these amplifiers and speaker cabinets were the result of a collaboration with Eddie Van Halen. The 5150 series was preceded among the first "non-hotrodded" amps; the 5150 has gained popularity with modern hard rock, hardcore punk and metal bands and guitarists due to its large amount of distortion. Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains uses this amplifier. While touring with Van Halen, Cantrell asked Eddie Van Halen, "if I could buy off him at the end of the tour with them, when I got home there were three full stacks and two guitars waiting for me."

In 2004, Peavey and Eddie Van Halen parted ways, with Eddie taking the 5150 brand name with him. This resulted in the renaming of the amplifier as the'Peavey 6505', with updated styling but original circuitry; the 5150 II, which contains an extra preamp tube for more headroom and gain on the Rhythm channel, is the old equivalent to the new 6505+. In 2010, Peavey released a new amplifier for the 6505 line, the 6534+, it is much like the 6505+, but the 6534 has EL34 power tubes instead of the 6L6 power tubes on the standard 6505 amplifiers. The Bandit amp series are solid-state combo guitar amplifiers; the Bandit amplifiers remain in production today. The earliest model Bandits had a power rating of 50 watts RMS into an 8 ohm speaker; the power rating has increased over time, current model Bandits are rated at 80 watts RMS into 8 ohms, 100 watts RMS into 4 ohms. In the mid-1990s, the Bandit was used to introduce Peavey's proprietary TransTube circuitry, a solid-state technology aimed at emulating the sound of tube amplifiers.

Bandit Solo Series Bandit Solo Series Bandit 65 Solo Series Bandit 75 Solo Series Bandit 112 TransTube Series Bandit 112 TransTube Series 112, made in US TransTube Series II Bandit 112, made in China Peavey Bandit with Transtube Technology Made in China Peavey's line of guitar amplifiers made for blues and classic rock players. The original Classic series amplifiers were introduced in the 1970s, The solid state preamps and 6L6GC power tubes; the Original 2-12 Vintage is 100 watts, whereas the 6-10 and the 1-15 are only 50 watts The original Classic was a 50 watt amp and two 12-inch speakers and a spring reverb, with two preamps for "clean" and "distortion" channels. They could be used separately, or by plugging the instrument into the "parallel" connection, which fed both preamps, allowing selection of one from the other using a foot switch; the instrument could be plugged into the "series" connection, running first through the "clean" channel and feeding that into the "distortion" channel, providing a means of over driving the distortion preamp, creating a much more versatile method of producing distortion.

The current line of Classic series amplifiers consist of three variations of the "Classic" model, the Classic 30 112, Classic 50 212 and 410. There are two variations of the "Delta Blues" model, the Delta Blues 115 and the Delta Blues 210, they use 12AX7 preamp tubes, EL84 power tubes, have spring reverb tanks. From 1994 to 1997, a 15 watts amp with a 10 inches speaker was produced: the Peavey Classic 20; the CS series amplifiers are some of the most used amplifiers in the world, among Peavey's best selling products. The JSX series was designed for Joe Satriani. Satriani was looking for an amplifier, customized to his style, had every feature he required, would work in both live and studio applications; this amplifier was reissued as the Peavey XXX II when Joe Satriani's endorsement ended, since the original XXX platform was used as starting point for the design of the JSX series. The Radial Pro

Tom Snow

Thomas Righter Snow is an American songwriter. Snow has written songs for Gayle McCormick ". "Love Not War", Olivia Newton-John, Melissa Manchester, The Pointer Sisters' million-selling 1980 hit "He's So Shy", Barbra Streisand, Rita Coolidge, Barry Manilow, Randy Crawford, Diana Ross, Bonnie Raitt, Leo Sayer, Bette Midler, Michael Johnson, Dolly Parton and Tennille, Kim Carnes, Dionne Warwick, Linda Ronstadt, Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant, Christina Aguilera. He co-wrote "Dreaming of You" for the crossover Mexican-American star Selena, released posthumously in 1995. Along with Dean Pitchford, Snow wrote the song "Let's Hear It for the Boy" sung by American singer Deniece Williams for the film soundtrack Footloose, which climbed to number one on the U. S. Billboard peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart; the track was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song. He wrote the song "Did You Hear Thunder" with Pitchford for the George Benson album While the City Sleeps.... Other films that Snow has written songs for include Oliver & Company, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride with New York City's Jack Feldman and Marty Panzer, About Last Night...

Chances Are. On November 11, 2011, at an independent TED event, Snow delivered a TED talk which he entitled "The Mulch Pile."Snow released solo albums in the 1970s and 1980s. Tom Snow was a member of the band Country, which released a sole album on Clean Records, a subsidiary of Atlantic Records in 1971. Snow played piano; the band included Michael Fondiler, who shared lead vocals and played rhythm guitar, Bob DeSimone on drums, Steve Fondiler on bass and Ian Espinoza on lead guitar and dobro. Their little-known but assured self-titled debut featured Mark and Matt Andes of Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne and Lowell George of Little Feat. Vexed by management troubles - Michael O'Bryant was replaced by Peter Asher - the album sank without a trace. Re-released on the Slipstream label in 2013, the album garnered favourable reviews. Snow left after the first album, but the rest of the band continued, a second album was recorded but never released. A single from those sessions, "Strange Arrangement", was released, which featured Snow and the rest of the band but was credited as a solo work by Ian Espinoza.

It failed and Clean Records pulled the plug. The band now has the original masters and plans are afoot to release this album, to be entitled Bigalo Jive. UK fanzine Fantastic Expedition told the Country story in its Issue #8. Snow co-wrote Melissa Manchester's "Your Love is Where I Live", which features Stevie Wonder, on Manchester's You Gotta Love the Life. Solo albumsTaking It All In Stride Tom Snow Hungry Nights Tom Snow on IMDb Tom Snow Online Scholarship From Berklee College of Music Fantastic Expedition Fanzine

Operation Sandshaker

Operation Sandshaker was a three-year investigation, between 2000 and 2003 in Pensacola, Florida that resulted in the arrest of more than thirty residents, many of them respected individuals within the community. The individuals were suspected in trafficking cocaine from Miami into the Pensacola area; the cocaine ring was centered on the Sandshaker, on the island town of Pensacola Beach. The arrested included a millionaire, a middle school teacher, a substance abuse counselor; the Sandshaker Lounge, Package Store and Sandwich Shop, located at 731 Pensacola Beach Boulevard, Pensacola Beach, consists of two small bars and lounge area totaling 1,978 square feet. The total lot size is.54 acres. The bar is credited with creating Pensacola's own drink, The Bushwacker; the business operation was closed on September 2004, due to Hurricane Ivan. The Sandwich Shop was not in operation prior to the hurricane. All accounts, contract rights, accounts receivables and general intangible rights relating to or otherwise existing as a consequence of the operation are included in the auction.

The beverage license is a class 4 COP license. Bidding for the Sandshaker Lounge, Package Store and Sandwich Shop was conducted on online auction site Bid4Assets and bidding started at $295,000

Fátima Gálvez

Fátima Gálvez Marín is a Spanish sport shooter. She won a silver medal in the women's trap at the first meet of the 2011 ISSF Shotgun World Cup series in Concepcion, with a score of 91 clay pigeons, earning her a spot on the Spanish team for the Olympics. Galvez represented Spain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where she competed in the women's trap. Galvez advance to the final, after scoring a total of 70 targets from the qualifying rounds, winning a three-person shoot-off against Finland's Satu Mäkelä-Nummela and Russia's Elena Tkach, with a bonus of 12 points, she finished only in fifth place, by twelve points behind winner and world-record holder Jessica Rossi of Italy, accumulating a score of 87 targets. Fatima Galvez at the International Shooting Sport Federation Fátima Gálvez Marín at Comité Olímpico Español Fatima Galvez at NBC 2012 Olympics website at Archive.today Fatima Galvez at the International Olympic Committee

Escape from Madagascar

Escape from Madagascar is a suspended family roller coaster at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Australia. Escape from Madagascar opened on 26 December 2002 as Rugrats Runaway Reptar, it was part of the new Nickelodeon Central themed area. The roller coaster was the third of the first in the Southern Hemisphere. Towards the middle of 2011, Nickelodeon Central started to be rethemed into Kid's World; the change saw Rugrats Runaway Reptar rethemed into Sky Rocket. The ride remains to be Dreamworld's only children's roller coaster. In 2012, the Kid's World area was rethemed to become DreamWorks Experience; the ride was renamed Escape from Madagascar to fit the Madagascar Madness subsection it is located in. The ride has one train; the safety system consists of over-the-shoulder restraints that lock into place and a belt-type connector that attaches the seat base to the over-the-shoulder restraints. Riders are taken up 14.8 metres by a wheeled lift hill, go through a tight helix, followed by a series of small turns and drops.

Upon approaching the station, the ride is slowed by a magnetic brake run. Each ride cycle takes 1.5 minutes. Escape from Madagascar at the Roller Coaster DataBase

Asterix and the Magic Carpet

Asterix and the Magic Carpet is the twenty-eighth volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. It was first published in 1987, it is the fourth book to be published after the death of René Goscinny and is thus both written and drawn by Albert Uderzo alone. The full original French title was Astérix chez Rahàzade ou Le compte des mille et une heures, a reference to Queen Scheherazade who tells the famous 1001 Arabian Nights collection of stories. Following the rebuilding of the Gaulish village after Brutus' attack in the previous story, Chief Vitalstatistix is trying to give a speech, when he is interrupted by the bard Cacofonix, whose song causes rain; this introduces Watziznehm the fakir. Watziznehm explains he was searching for the village because he needs to make it rain in his country, a kingdom in the Ganges Valley, within the following 1001 hours, otherwise Princess Orinjade, daughter of Rajah Wotzit, will be sacrificed to the gods; this prophecy is part of an evil scheme by Grand Vizier Hoodunnit.

Vitalstatistix agrees to send the rain-making Cacofonix to India, accompanied by Asterix and Dogmatix. All five mount the flying carpet; the Gauls arrive in India with 30 hours, 30 minutes, 30 seconds to save Orinjade. Accordingly, the Gauls and Watziznehm take Cacofonix to set up the bath. Watziznehm and Obelix set out to rescue the bard, but they are stopped by Owzat, Hoodunnit's fakir sidekick. While Watziznehm and Owzat curse each other and Obelix escape to Howdoo, with whom they embark to the elephants' graveyard. After delays by tigers, monkeys, a rhinoceros and Hoodunnit's henchmen, they find Cacofonix alive and well, his smell having placated the elephants. Meanwhile, Watziznehm recovers the Gauls on his flying carpet. At the execution grounds, Asterix saves Orinjade. Cacofonix recovers his voice after a dose of magic potion, sings, causing rain. At the victory feast in the palace, Obelix surmises that his fellow villagers might be having their customary banquet, this time without him; this is proven true.

Watziznehm – the fakir Wotzit – the rajah Orinjade – the princess Hoodunnit – the scheming Grand Vizier Owzat – Hoodunnit's fakir henchman Howdoo – the elephant man An audiobook of Asterix and the Magic Carpet adapted by Anthea Bell and narrated by Willie Rushton was released on EMI Records Listen for Pleasure label in 1988. This is the first reference to India in an Asterix book. Although some things are depicted in historical fashion, many of the architectural details and styles of clothing are distinctly Islamic, as is the concept of a fakir. Islam was not brought to India until the late 11th century CE; as in Asterix in Switzerland and Asterix and Son, this volume has a rare dramatic overtone by the heroes' need to rescue an innocent from impending death. Orinjade's name is a play on the soft drink Orangeade. In the original French version the princess is called Rahàzade; the title of the comic is thus. The gag that Cacofonix' singing induces rain was used for the first time in this book; the gag appears in Asterix and the Secret Weapon.

When Cacofonix sings in Vitalstatistix' hut, it begins to rain indoors. However, when he first sings in his own hut, it rains all over the village. At one point Cacofonix starts singing a song "confused with another comic strip", according to the accompanying text; the song is indeed Bianca Castafiore's famous aria from Charles Gounod's Faust, which she sings in the Belgian comic strip The Adventures of Tintin. On page 23, the princess asks her handmaiden "if she sees anything arriving", while awaiting the Gauls' arrival; this a reference to the fairy tale of Bluebeard where Bluebeard's wife asks the same thing of her sister, while waiting for her brothers to rescue her. On page 29 Asterix and Cacofonix eat caviar, just a meal for "poor people", according to the cooks; this is a reference to the fact. When Cacofonix sings in his own hut, after Watziznehm has crash-landed in the village, the song is Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head by B. J. Thomas. Hoodunnit makes a reference to another Goscinny character, Iznogoud, as his cousin and borrows his catchphrase by declaring that he will be Rajah instead of the Rajah.

Upon recovering his voice, Cacofonix sings Singin' in the Rain by Nacio Herb Brown. Orinjade is one of the few to expres