George Roger Waters is an English songwriter, singer and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. Waters served as the bassist, but following the departure of singer-songwriter Syd Barrett in 1968, he became their lyricist, co-lead vocalist, conceptual leader. Pink Floyd achieved international success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall. By the early 1980s, they had become one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful groups in popular music. Amid creative differences, Waters left in 1985 and began a legal dispute with the remaining members over the use of the band's name and material, they settled out of court in 1987. Waters' solo work includes the studio albums The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Radio K. A. O. S. Amused to Death, Is This the Life We Really Want?. In 2005, he released Ça Ira, an opera translated from Étienne and Nadine Roda-Gils' libretto about the French Revolution. In 1990, Waters staged one of the largest rock concerts in history, The Wall – Live in Berlin, with an attendance of 450,000.
As a member of Pink Floyd, he was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. That year, he reunited with Pink Floyd bandmates Mason and David Gilmour for the Live 8 global awareness event, the group's first appearance with Waters since 1981, he has toured extensively as a solo act since 1999. Waters was born on 6 September 1943, the younger of two boys, to Mary and Eric Fletcher Waters, in Great Bookham, Surrey, his father, the son of a coal miner and Labour Party activist, was a schoolteacher, a devout Christian, a Communist Party member. In the early years of the Second World War, Waters' father was a conscientious objector who drove an ambulance during the Blitz. Waters' father changed his stance on pacifism, joined the Territorial Army and was commissioned into the 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers as a Second Lieutenant on 11 September 1943, he was killed five months on 18 February 1944 at Aprilia, during the Battle of Anzio, when Roger was five months old.
He is commemorated at the Cassino War Cemetery. On 18 February 2014, Waters unveiled a monument to his father and other war casualties in Aprilia, was made an honorary citizen of Anzio. Following her husband's death, Mary Waters a teacher, moved with her two sons to Cambridge and raised them there. Waters' earliest memory is of the V-J Day celebrations. Waters attended Morley Memorial Junior School in Cambridge and the Cambridgeshire High School for Boys with Syd Barrett, while future Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour lived nearby on Mill Road and attended the Perse School. At 15, Waters was chairman of the Cambridge Youth Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, having designed its publicity poster and participated in its organisation, he was a keen sportsman and a regarded member of the high school's cricket and rugby teams. Waters was unhappy at school; the regime at school was a oppressive one... the same kids who are susceptible to bullying by other kids are susceptible to bullying by the teachers."Whereas Waters knew Barrett and Gilmour from his childhood in Cambridge, he met future Pink Floyd founder members Nick Mason and Richard Wright in London at the Regent Street Polytechnic school of architecture.
Waters enrolled there in 1962, after a series of aptitude tests indicated he was well suited to that field. He had considered a career in mechanical engineering. By September 1963, Waters and Mason had lost interest in their studies and moved into the lower flat of Stanhope Gardens, owned by Mike Leonard, a part-time tutor at the Regent Street Polytechnic. Waters and Wright first played music together in late 1963, in a band formed by vocalist Keith Noble and bassist Clive Metcalfe, they called themselves Sigma 6, but used the name the Meggadeaths. Waters played rhythm guitar and Mason played drums, Wright played any keyboard he could arrange to use, Noble's sister Sheilagh provided occasional vocals. In the early years the band performed during private functions and rehearsed in a tearoom in the basement of Regent Street Polytechnic; when Metcalfe and Noble left to form their own group in September 1963, the remaining members asked Barrett and guitarist Bob Klose to join. Waters switched to the bass and by January 1964, the group became known as the Abdabs, or the Screaming Abdabs.
During late 1964, the band used the names Leonard's Lodgers, Spectrum Five, the Tea Set. In late 1965, the Tea Set had changed their name to the Pink Floyd Sound the Pink Floyd Blues Band and, by early 1966, Pink Floyd. By early 1966, Barrett was Pink Floyd's frontman and songwriter, he wrote or co-wrote all but one track of their debut LP The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, released in August 1967. Waters contributed the song "Take Up Thy Walk" to the album. By late 1967, Barrett's deteriorating mental health and erratic behaviour, rendered him "unable or unwilling" to continue in his capacity as Pink Floyd's singer-songwriter and lead guitarist. In early March 1968 Pink Floyd met with managers Peter Jenner and Andrew King of Blackhill Enterprises to discuss the band's future. Barrett agr
The 2009 New England Revolution season was the fourteenth season of the team's existence, the eighth straight in which the team made the playoffs. It began on March 21 with a 1–0 road win over the San Jose Earthquakes and ended on November 7 with a 2–0 loss to the Chicago Fire; as of August 8, 2009. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Source: New England Revolution Updated to match played July 15, 2009Source: Competitions Last updated: October 25, 2009Source: Major League SoccerPld = Matches played.
Nicolas Kelaidis is a Greek former professional tennis player. Kelaidis was born in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, which had a large Greek population at the time, he played college tennis in the United States, at Clemson University from 1968 to 1971. During the 1970s, Kelaidis competed on the professional tennis circuit and was a regular member of the Greece Davis Cup team, featuring in a total of 10 ties, he appeared in the main draws of the Australian French Open and Wimbledon. For most of the 1980s he was a coach for the Swiss Tennis Federation spent a decade coaching for the French Federation, with his roles at both focusing on women's tennis, he married Swiss tennis player Lilian Drescher. Nicolas Kelaidis at the Association of Tennis Professionals Nicolas Kelaidis at the Davis Cup Nicolas Kelaidis at the International Tennis Federation
Vampires known as Abandon, is a 1986 horror film directed by Len Anthony and starring Duane Jones, John Bly, Jackie James, Orly Benyar, Kit Jones, Robin Michaels. The cinematographer was Ernest Dickerson, who worked with Spike Lee and directed some episodes of horror TV show The Walking Dead; the plot concerns mysterious events at a private girls' school in which the students' life-energy is drained by a mad scientist's machine. Subsequently the film was retitled Abandon and included in a double bill on VHS with Anthony's film Fright House, under the title of the latter movie, it was released on DVD in 2016. HorrorNews.net called it "completely and utterly forgettable". ComingSoon.net were critical, calling it a "bizarre watchable direct-to-video mess". Vampires on IMDb Vampires at AllMovie
Meadow Acres is a census-designated place in Natrona County, United States. It is part of Wyoming Metropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 198 at the 2010 census. Meadow Acres is located at 42°51′38″N 106°5′23″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles, of which, 1.4 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 181 people, 69 households, 58 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 127.5 people per square mile. There were 70 housing units at an average density of 49.3/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.03% White, 0.55% Native American, 1.10% from other races, 3.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.66% of the population. There were 69 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.9% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 15.9% were non-families.
13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.83. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 34.3% from 45 to 64, 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $56,736, the median income for a family was $56,736. Males had a median income of $43,750 versus $26,406 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $23,023. None of the population or families were below the poverty line
Kadina is a town on the Yorke Peninsula of the Australian state of South Australia 144 kilometres north-northwest of the state capital of Adelaide. The largest town of the Peninsula, Kadina is one of the three Copper Triangle towns famous for their shared copper mining history; the three towns are known as "Little Cornwall" for the significant number of immigrants from Cornwall who worked at the mines in the late 19th century. Kadina's surrounds form an important agricultural base for the region, are used for growing cereal crops. Kadina used to be a mining town but now the majority of Kadina's land is used for farming. Kadina is about 20 kilometres north-east of Moonta and 8 kilometres east of the port town of Wallaroo. There are 6 suburbs making up Kadina's township, each being a distinct historic locality or hamlet; these are: Jericho, Matta Flat, New Town and Wallaroo Mines as well as central Kadina itself. Kadina East was a gazetted suburb east of Kadina's centre merged into Kadina itself.
The Narungga are the group of Indigenous Australians whose traditional lands include what is now termed Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. The name "Kadina" is thought to be derived from Kadiyinya, a Narungga word meaning'Lizard Plain'. Copper was discovered at Wallaroo Mines in 1859 and adjacent land north east of the site was surveyed in 1861 to house miners and became the Government Town of Kadina. Exceptional amounts of copper were found in the following years. Copper was found in large amounts at the nearby Matta Mine and Doora Mine; the copper mines attracted many experienced Cornish miners to Kadina. In 1862, the Hundred of Wallaroo and Hundred of Kadina were proclaimed in order to allow parcels of land to be sold in the vicinity of the copper mines. In the same year a horse-drawn railway from Kadina to the port at Wallaroo, west of the town, was opened. Further lines connecting Kadina to Port Wakefield, to the southeast, Bute, to the northeast, opened in 1878 and 1879, respectively. In 1872 Kadina became a municipality by establishment of the Corporate Town of Kadina.
By 1875, the population had increased to 20,000 composed of Cornish miners. In 1907 the adjacent Government Town of Kadina East was surveyed west of Eliza Terrace to cope with the need to house the growing population of the town. Mining at Kadina ceased in 1938, the rail lines fell into disuse and were closed in 1989. Kadina has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Drain Road: Kadina Cemetery 36-38 Taylor Street: Humphries Barber Shop 51 Taylor Street: Kadina Town Hall Kadina exists in a semi-arid location, above Goyder's Line, is surrounded by mallee scrub, it is 44 metres above sea level. Kadina has a borderline dry Mediterranean/Semi-Arid climate with seasonal temperatures a few degrees above Adelaide's temperatures; the average winter temperature is 15.4 °C and the average summer temperature is 30.5 °C. Average rainfall of Kadina is 388.8 millimetres. The weather patterns are similar to those of Adelaide. Kadina is located within the local government area of the Copper Coast Council, formed in 1997.
The Copper Coast Council replaced the District Council of Kadina, which existed from 1888 to 1984, the District Council of Northern Yorke Peninsula. The Corporate Town of Kadina, which had existed since 1872, was merged into the District Council of Kadina in 1977. Kadina is part of the federal division of Grey and lies within the state electoral district of Narungga. Kadina was once chiefly a copper mining town with the Wallaroo Mines being south-westerly adjacent to the township. Since the closure of the mine in the 1920s, agriculture has been the dominant local industry. Kadina is surrounded by lands used for broadacre cereal cropping. Staples such as barley, wheat as well as various oilseeds and legumes like canola and field peas are grown in the area. Barley and wheat from the region is considered to be some of the best in the world; the town today consists of important historical colonial and federation buildings gathered around Victoria Square. Kadina contains the Farm Shed Museum & Tourism Centre and remnants of the Wallaroo Mines.
Kernewek Lowender, a Cornish festival, is held every odd year in May in Kadina. Kadina and its surrounds benefit from the tourism throughout the Copper Triangle and has experienced general growth due throughout the 2000s and 2010s due to the Copper Cove housing development at Wallaroo; the town serves as the base for local radio station Gulf FM, broadcasting at 89.3 FM. The Yorke Peninsula Country Times newspaper is based in Kadina. Oliver Badman, politician Richard Champion, former AFL footballer Lynton Crosby, political strategist John Olsen, former South Australian Premier and South Australian Federal Senator Rex Pearson, politician Steve Prestwich, musician Cameron Sutcliffe, AFL Footballer Horace Wilson, cricketer Wallaroo, South Australia Moonta, South Australia Cornish emigration Kernewek Lowender Yorke Peninsula website Yorke Peninsula: Kadina Copper Coast Council: Kadina