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Soylent Green

Soylent Green is a 1973 American dystopian thriller film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Charlton Heston and Leigh Taylor-Young. Edward G. Robinson appears in his final film. Loosely based on the 1966 science fiction novel Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison, it combines both police procedural and science fiction genres: the investigation into the murder of a wealthy businessman. In 1973 it won the Nebula Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film. In the year 2022, the cumulative effects of overpopulation and some apparent climate catastrophe has caused severe worldwide shortages of food and housing. There are 40 million people in New York City alone, where only the city's elite can afford spacious apartments, clean water and natural food, then at horrendously high prices; the homes of the elite include concubines who are referred to as "furniture" and serve the tenants as slaves. Within the city lives New York City Police Department detective Frank Thorn with his aged friend Sol Roth, a intelligent analyst, referred to as a "Book".

Roth remembers the world when it had animals and real food, possesses a small library of reference materials to assist Thorn. Thorn is tasked with investigating the murder of the wealthy and influential William R. Simonson, learns that Simonson had been assassinated and was a board member of Soylent Industries. Soylent Industries, which derives its name from a combination of "soy" and "lentil", controls the food supply of half of the world and sells the artificially produced wafers, including "Soylent Red" and "Soylent Yellow", their latest product is the far more flavorful and nutritious "Soylent Green", advertised as being made from ocean plankton, but is in short supply. As a result of the weekly supply bottlenecks, the hungry masses riot, they are brutally removed from the streets by means of police vehicles that scoop the rioters with large shovels and dump them within the vehicle's container. With the help of "furniture" Shirl, with whom Thorn begins a relationship, his investigation leads to a priest that Simonson visited and confessed to shortly before his death.

The priest is only able to hint toward a gruesome truth before he himself is murdered. By order of the governor, Thorn is instructed to end the investigation, he is attacked during a riot, by the same assassin who killed Simonson, but the killer is crushed by a police vehicle. Roth brings two volumes of oceanographic reports Thorn had procured from Simonson's apartment to the team of Books at the Supreme Exchange; the books confirm that the oceans no longer produce plankton, deduce that Soylent Green is produced from some inconceivable supply of protein. They deduce that Simonson's murder was ordered by his fellow Soylent Industries board members, knowing he was troubled by the truth. Roth is so disgusted with his life in a degraded world that he decides to "return to the home of God" and seeks assisted suicide at a government clinic. Thorn arrives too late. Roth and Thorn are mesmerized by the euthanasia process's visual and musical montage—long-gone forests, wild animals and ocean life. Before dying, Roth whispers what he has learned to Thorn, begging him to find proof, so that the Council of Nations can take action.

Thorn boards a truck transporting bodies from the euthanasia center to a recycling plant, where the secret is revealed – human corpses are being converted into Soylent Green. He is spotted and kills his attackers, but is himself wounded; as Thorn is tended to by paramedics, he urges his police chief to spread the truth he has discovered and initiate proceedings against the company. While being taken away, Thorn shouts out to the surrounding crowd, "Soylent Green is people!" Charlton Heston as Thorn Leigh Taylor-Young as Shirl Chuck Connors as Tab Joseph Cotten as Simonson Brock Peters as Hatcher Paula Kelly as Martha Edward G. Robinson as Sol Roth Stephen Young as Gilbert Mike Henry as Kulozik Lincoln Kilpatrick as The Priest Roy Jenson as Donovan Leonard Stone as Charles Whit Bissell as Santini Celia Lovsky as the Exchange Leader Dick Van Patten as Usher #1 The screenplay was based on Harry Harrison's novel Make Room! Make Room!, set in the year 1999 with the theme of overpopulation and overuse of resources leading to increasing poverty, food shortages, social disorder.

Harrison was contractually denied control over the screenplay and was not told during negotiations that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was buying the film rights. He discussed the adaptation in Omni's Screen Flights/Screen Fantasies, the "murder and chase sequences the'furniture' girls are not what the film is about — and are irrelevant", answered his own question, "Am I pleased with the film? I would say fifty percent". While the book refers to "soylent steaks", it makes no reference to "Soylent Green", the processed food rations depicted in the film; the book's title was not used for the movie on grounds that it might have confused audiences into thinking it a big-screen version of Make Room for Daddy. This was the last movie in which Edward G. Robinson appeared. Robinson had worked with Heston in The Ten Commandments and the make-up tests for Planet of the Apes. In his book The Actor's Life: Journal 1956-1976, Heston wrote "He knew while we were shooting, though we did not, that he was terminally ill.

He never misse

Emilie Brown

Emilie Colleen de Azevedo Brown is an American voice actress and director. Before moving out of the Los Angeles area, she did several anime voice roles under the names Emily Brown, Mary Cobb and Marie Downing. One of her earliest voice acting roles was Annie Labelle in the 1980s crossover anime hit Robotech when she was 13 years old. After graduating from Brigham Young University in 1996 with a theatre degree, she continued her career in the entertainment industry. In 1996, her sister Rachel Coleman discovered. Brown teamed up with Coleman to create Signing Time! - an entertaining children's public television and video series that teaches basic American Sign Language to children of all abilities. She serves as the producer. Over 26 Signing Time! Episodes have been made, as well as Baby Signing Time, Practice Time and all other Two Little Hands Productions. Brown is a Latter-day Saint. Official website for Brown's voice-over projects Emilie Brown at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Emilie Brown at Crystal Acids English Voice Actor & Production Staff Database

Benjamin Russell (journalist)

Benjamin Russell was an American journalist, born in Boston. Benjamin Russell was born on son of John Russell, a stonemason, he was educated in the public school in Boston, as a youth visited the printing offices of Isaiah Thomas, a newspaper owner with whom he apprenticed in Worcester, Massachusetts. Russel would join Thomas in life as a founding member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1812; when the Declaration of Independence was received in Worcester, Russell attempted to enlist in the Continental Army but was refused because he was a minor. In 1780 he was enlisted in the Revolutionary army, taking the place of his employer, Isaiah Thomas, who had received a draft notice. Benjamin's Rev. War Pension Application states, in his own handwriting, he was never an officer. While in the army Russell was present at the execution of British spy, Major John André, working with American General Benedict Arnold to capture the key base at West Point, New York. Russell was a member of the guard who escorted Andre to his place of execution After the war he began the publication of a semiweekly journal, the Columbian Centinel which commenced publication on 24 March 1784.

This paper he controlled for 40 years and, assisted by Fisher Ames, Timothy Pickering, John Lowell, Stephen Higginson, George Cabot as contributors, made it one of the most influential organs of the Federalist party. Russell and William Warden first published the Massachusetts Centinel beginning in 1784. In 1785 Ben changed the name to the Columbian Centinel. Staff included Thomas Dean. Russell coined the expression "Era of Good Feeling" on the occasion of President Monroe's visit to Boston in 1817, he was one of the aldermen of Boston, was a representative to the General Court, State Senator for a number of years, was one of the Governor's Council, in 1820 was a member of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention. He resigned as editor of the Centinel in 1828, but until 1830 continued to edit the Boston Gazette, which he had established in 1795. Russell died on 4 January 1845 at age 84. Joseph Tinker Buckingham. Specimens of newspaper literature: with personal memoirs and reminiscences, Volume 2.

Boston: Redding and Co. 1852. Who was who in America: historical volume 1607-1896; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.. New International Encyclopedia. New York: Dodd, Mead

Andrew Doyle

Andrew Doyle is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as Minister of State for Food and Horticulture since May 2016. He was a Teachta Dála for the Wicklow constituency from 2007 to 2020. Doyle graduated from Rockwell Agricultural College, in County Tipperary, in 1978, as a young farmer in 1981, he won the Stephen Cullinane Scholarship to New Zealand, where he played rugby in Canterbury. Doyle runs the family farm in County Wicklow, in his family for six generations, he is married to Ann Smith and they have three sons and one daughter. He has been a member of Fine Gael since 1983, first sought election to Wicklow County Council in the East Wicklow electoral area, where he served from 1999 to 2007, was Chairman of the Council from 2005 to 2006, he was elected to Oireachtas as a member of the 30th Dáil, on his first attempt at the 2007 general election. During his first term in the Dáil, he was party Spokesperson on Agriculture and Food from July 2010 to March 2011, having served as deputy Spokesperson on Agriculture, with special responsibility for Food and Horticulture from 2007 to 2010.

He was re-elected to the 31st Dáil at the 2011 general election, topping the poll in the constituency, was re-elected for the third time at the 2016 general election. Doyle has introduced two private members' bills in the Dáil, he introduced legislation entitled the'Food Bill 2009' to provide in the interests of the common good for the prohibition of activities which prevent, restrict or distort fair trade in grocery goods in the State. The bill was not enacted, he introduced the'Electoral Bill' in 2013, to set voting hours for Dáil elections, Dáil by-elections, Presidential elections, European Parliament elections, Local Government elections and Referendums. As Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture and the Marine, he produced the first parliamentary report on the Offshore Oil and Gas sector in 2012, which called for a new fiscal licensing regime in Offshore Oil and Gas exploration off the coast of Ireland; as part of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2013, he hosted a conference in Dublin Castle with EU member states Parliamentary Agriculture Committee Chairs from all 27 countries, engaging parliamentarians with speakers such as the European Commissioner for Agriculture, Romanian Prime Minister, Dacian Ciolos and the European Commissioner for Fisheries, Maria Damanaki.

He lost his seat at the 2020 general election. Official website Andrew Doyle's page on the Fine Gael website

Post Office Hotel, Maryborough

Post Office Hotel is a heritage-listed hotel at Bazaar Street, Fraser Coast Region, Australia. It was built in 1889 by Mr Murray, it was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992. The Post Office Hotel was built in 1889, for Messrs Hanley and Williams of Maryborough to a design of Victor Emmanuel Carandini, a Brisbane architect; the building replaced a previous single storeyed building on the site called the Post Office Hotel. The land on which the Post Office hotel was constructed was acquired by ET Aldridge by a Deed of Grant in May 1852; the original one storeyed masonry Post Office Hotel was constructed in about 1870 one year after the construction of the adjacent Maryborough Post Office, after which it was named. Aldridge retained the site until 1878 when it was sold to Mr John O'Brien, Messrs Hanley and Williams acquired the property by 1889. By this time, the Licensing Authority operating within the Maryborough district, under the provisions of the Licensing Act of 1885, were becoming more strict with the licensees of hotels about the condition of the buildings and provision of services.

In May 1889 the licensee of the former Post Office Hotel, GW Gaynor was refused a further annual licence for the single storeyed building which existed, it was decided by the owners, Messrs Hanley and Williams, that a new building was needed. On August 7, 1889 the tender of Mr Murray, a local builder, was accepted to construct a new two storeyed building to the designs of Victor Emmanuel Carandini, an architect from Brisbane. A substantial brick building was constructed in 1889 and this is the date indicated on the entrance corner parapet; the early post supported verandah which lined the two principal facades of the building, was replaced with a cantilevered version, in line with a general movement in Maryborough to modernise the central business area in the 1930s by replacing all post supported awnings with cantilevered alternatives. The early verandah extended on the ground floor to the street line and was supported on cast iron columns, featured cast iron brackets and frieze; the upper floor, which has suffered modernisation, retains the bull nosed awning, but had slender turned timber balusters and timber venetian blinds on the outside edge.

The Post Office Hotel is a two storeyed brick building, with cantilevered first floor verandah, located prominently on the corner of Wharf and Bazaar Streets, Maryborough. Principal facades address both streets, with entrance to the accommodation and dining rooms from Wharf Street and the access to the incorporated ground floor shops from Bazaar Street; the external walls to the street, of bagged and painted brick, are surmounted by a rendered brick parapet, concealing a hipped corrugated iron roof. The truncated corner of the hotel is emphasised by a signage panel, projecting beyond the parapet, with "POST OFFICE HOTEL - 1889", surmounted by an open-topped pediment; the parapet features rosettes above moulded string courses supported on paired plaster corbels. Several rendered finials are placed along the parapet, with a larger feature one on each elevation emphasising the principal entrance from that side; the building rests on a rendered masonry base. The cantilevered verandah, extending the entire length of the principal facades, has a bull-nosed awning supported on reeded cast iron columns, featuring cast iron frieze and brackets.

The timber slatted. The rear of the building has a two storeyed post supported verandah, onto which internal rooms are accessed. Openings to the ground floor have moulded plaster surrounds, retain some early joinery and leadlight glazing, although there are some replacement louvres. First floor openings are inward opening, half glazed, french doors with operable fanlights above. Internally, the ground floor comprises the public bar and entrance and stair halls off which the dining room is accessed; the dining room is clad with timber sheeting, the beaded board ceiling features cast iron ceiling roses. A carved timber chimney piece, complete with cast iron fittings remains intact, though painted; the public bar has been altered although an early glazed door remains. The cedar, three-quarter-turn open well stair features fine turned balusters, carved newel and turning posts, a swan-necked handrail; the first floor comprises many timber framed accommodation rooms clad with tongue and groove boarding and accessed from a central corridor featuring plaster arches and skylights at various intervals.

This floor remains intact, in planform and fabric, with early joinery, timber floors and internal fittings. The Post Office Hotel was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992 having satisfied the following criteria; the place is important in demonstrating the pattern of Queensland's history. The hotel, operating since about 1870 in varied when the town prospered as a major port; the place is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class of cultural places. The building displays the principal characteristics of a Queensland country town hotel, in its corner situation, verandah arrangement and internal planning; the place is important because of its aesthetic significance. The hotel is significant for its contribution to the Wharf Street area of Maryborough, is a good intact example of Queensland hotel architecture; the place has a strong or special association with a particular community or cultural group for social, cultural or spiritual reasons.

As an operating hotel and public centre for about 125 years the Post office Hotel is significant for its val

West Side, Jersey City

The West Side of Jersey City is an area made up of several diverse neighborhoods on either side of West Side Avenue, one of the city's main shopping streets. Parallel and west of Kennedy Boulevard, West Side Avenue carries two county route designations. West Side Avenue at its northern end begins in the Marion Section as a dead end at the PATH trains, though there is no station there After crossing Broadway and Sip Avenue it passes Holy Name Cemetery on the west and nearby Saint Peter's College to the east. "The Bubble", an air-supported structure, part of Yanitelli Center, is visible on the slope of Montgomery Street. Lincoln Park is one of the largest county parks in Hudson County and includes recreational facilities and picnicking areas. Overpasses provide pedestrian access over Truck 1-9 from the older, more urban eastern section of the park to the more natural west section on the Hackensack River; the streets ascending from the park contain an eclectic mix architectural styles including Victorian and Edwardian mansions, pre-war and Art Deco apartment buildings in the Bergen Section.

St Aloyius Church is a prominent landmark near the park. At Communipaw Avenue the street enters the heart of West Bergen. West Bergen is so called in reference Bergen-Lafayette Section and in the 19th century was part of Bergen Township and Bergen.. One of the few older residential districts of the city west of the avenue radiates from Mallory Avenue as it runs south from Lincoln Park; the West Side Avenue Station is the terminus for the single branch of the Hudson Bergen Light Rail. The station is on an embankment above the east side of street, consists of an island platform and two tracks. Bumper blocks are at the west end of the station, a pedestrian bridge and elevator connecting it a large park and ride lot and bus stations; the former Central Railroad of New Jersey right of way continued west across the Newark and New York Railroad Bridge at Newark Bay and there are proposals to extend the line to a station close by. The Jersey City Board of Education is located nearby; the West Campus of New Jersey City University began development in 2006, will more than double the campus's with academic buildings, retail spaces, a "University Promenade."

Along with Bayfront, Jersey City, another planned community, the West Side will be expanded with residential and recreational areas. West Side Avenue's southern end is the Country Village section of Greenville at Danforth Avenue close to NJ-440, across, the Droyer's Point and completed sections of the Hackensack RiverWalk. New Jersey Transit bus routes #1, #80, #87 as well as A&C Bus Corporation serve the district. Hudson Parks National Register of Historic Places listings in Hudson County, New Jersey List of neighborhoods in Jersey City, New Jersey Fairmount Apartments Temple Beth-El