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St. Elmo's Fire (film)

St. Elmo's Fire is a 1985 American coming-of-age film directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Mare Winningham, it centers on a clique of recent graduates of Washington, D. C.'s Georgetown University, their adjustment to post-university life and the responsibilities of adulthood. The film is a prominent movie of the Brat Pack genre. Recent Georgetown University graduates Alec, his girlfriend Leslie, Kevin and Kirby are waiting to hear about the conditions of their friends Wendy, a sweet-natured girl devoted to helping others, Billy, a former fraternity boy and now reluctant husband and father, after a minor car accident. At the hospital, Kirby spots a female medical student named Dale, with whom he has been infatuated since college; the group gathers at St. Elmo's Bar. Billy, trapped in an unstable marriage, has been fired from the job. At their apartment, Alec pressures Leslie to marry him, but she thinks they are unprepared to make such a commitment.

Kirby is telling Kevin of his love for Dale when Billy shows up, asking to spend the night as he cannot cope with his wife. Jules accuses Kevin of loving Alec; when Kevin visits Alec and Leslie for dinner, during a private moment with Kevin, brags that he had sex with a lingerie saleswoman. Billy and Wendy get drunk together, Wendy reveals that she’s a virgin, they kiss, Billy, tugging at her clothing, makes fun of her girdle. Wendy insists. At St. Elmo's, Jules reveals to Leslie. Billy attacks him. Billy reconciles with his wife; the girls confront Jules about her affair and reckless spending, but she insists that everything is under control. Kirby takes a job working for Mr. Kim, a wealthy Korean businessman, invites Dale to a party that he’s holding at Mr. Kim’s house. Wendy arrives with an ungainly Jewish boy whom her parents want her to marry. Alec announces, she confronts him about her suspicions of his infidelity, the two break up. Alec accuses Kevin of telling Leslie about the tryst with the lingerie lady.

Jules gives Billy a ride home, Billy makes a pass at her. Furious, Jules orders him out of her car, Billy’s wife witnesses the confrontation; when Dale skips the party, Kirby drives to the ski lodge where she is staying and meets her tall, handsome boyfriend. Kirby's borrowed car gets stuck, Dale and her boyfriend invite him in; the next morning, as Kirby prepares to leave the lodge, Dale tells him that she’s flattered by his interest in her. He kisses her, poses for a photo with her before leaving; as he drives off, Dale watches him thinking about their kiss and doubtless wondering if she is missing out on something by not being involved with him. Leslie goes to Kevin’s apartment to spend the night after the breakup and discovers photographs of her. Kevin confesses his love for her, the two sleep together. Alec goes to the apartment to apologize to Kevin and finds Leslie there, Alec and Leslie argue. Wendy tells her father that she wants to move into her own place. Jules has been fired from her job, fallen behind on her credit card payments, her possessions have been seized.

Jules opens the windows, intending to freeze to death. Her friends attempt to coax her out. Kirby fetches Billy, who landed a job at a gas station courtesy of Kevin, to calm Jules down. Billy convinces Jules to let him in, the two share a tender talk about the challenges of life, overheard by the rest of the gang. Wendy moves into her own place, where Billy visits and informs her that he is getting a divorce and moving to New York City, the two have sex. At the bus station, the group gathers once more to say goodbye to Billy. Billy urges Alec to make up with Leslie, but she declares that she does not want to date anyone for a while. Alec and Kevin make up, the group makes plans to meet for brunch. However, they decide not to go to St. Elmo's and instead choose Houlihan's because there are "not so many kids" there; the film was announced in July 1984. It was executive produced at Columbia by Ned Tanen. Tanen produced The Breakfast Club and it and Elmo's Fire were dubbed "The Little Chills", in reference to the film The Big Chill.

"These are both movies that no one has seen before," said Tanen. According to Schumacher, "a lot of people turned down the script...the head of major studio called its seven-member cast "the most loathsome humans he had read on the page." The producers interviewed "hundreds of people" for the cast, including Anthony Edwards and Lea Thompson. According to Lauren Shuler Donner, she found Estevez and Sheedy through recommendations from John Hughes, who had cast them in The Breakfast Club. Demi Moore had to go to rehab before shooting."I think there are people who go to college because it's kind of what's accepted," said Lowe. "I feel sometimes it's used as a holding tank, waiting to go into the real world, instead of for education. I think there are people who can go into the marketplace after high school and do well.""I think I'm going to be criticized a lot", said Nelson. "My character is s

Ammunition ship

An ammunition ship is an auxiliary ship specially configured to carry ammunition for naval ships and aircraft. An ammunition ship's cargo handling systems, designed with extreme safety in mind, include ammunition hoists with airlocks between decks, mechanisms for flooding entire compartments with sea water in case of emergencies. Ammunition ships most deliver their cargo to other ships using underway replenishment, using both connected replenishment and vertical replenishment. To a lesser extent, they transport ammunition from one shore-based weapons station to another. U. S. Navy ammunition ships are named for volcanos. During World War II, U. S. Navy ammunition ships were converted from merchant ships or specially built on merchant ship hulls of Type C2, they were armed, were manned by naval crews. Several of them were destroyed in spectacular explosions during the war, such as USS Mount Hood, which exploded in the Admiralty Islands on November 10, 1944, the Liberty ship SS John Burke, hit by a single kamikaze attack near the Philippines on December 28, 1944, and, captured on film by an amateur photographer on a nearby vessel.

The ship disintegrated in seconds with the loss of all hands. SS Canada Victory, SS Logan Victory and SS Hobbs Victory were hit by kamikaze aircraft at Okinawa and sank. Contemporary U. S. ammunition ships of the Kilauea class are specially designed for their mission, which includes carrying dry and refrigerated cargo. They are manned by civilian crews; these ships are being replaced by the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ships

History of Gloucestershire

The region now known as Gloucestershire was inhabited by Brythonic peoples in the Iron Age and Roman periods. After the Romans left Britain in the early 5th century, the Brythons re-established control but the territorial divisions for the post-Roman period are uncertain; the city of Caerloyw was one centre and Cirencester may have continued as a tribal centre as well. The only reliably attested kingdom is the minor south-east Wales kingdom of Ergyng, which may have included a portion of the area. In the final quarter of the 6th century, the Saxons of Wessex began to establish control over the area; the English conquest of the Severn valley began in 577 with the victory of Ceawlin at Deorham, followed by the capture of Cirencester and Bath. The Hwiccas who occupied the district were a West Saxon tribe, but their territory had become a dependency of Mercia in the 7th century, was not brought under West Saxon dominion until the 9th century. No important settlements were made by the Danes in the district.

Gloucestershire originated as a shire in the 10th century, is mentioned by name in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 1016. Towards the close of the 11th century, the boundaries were readjusted to include Winchcombeshire a county by itself, at the same time the forest district between the Wye and the Severn was added to Gloucestershire; the divisions of the county for a long time remained unsettled, the thirty-nine hundreds mentioned in the Domesday Survey and the thirty-one hundreds of the Hundred Rolls of 1274 differ widely in name and extent both from each other and from the twenty-eight hundreds of the present day. Gloucestershire formed part of Harold's earldom at the time of the Norman Conquest of England, but it offered slight resistance to the Conqueror. In The Anarchy of King Stephen's reign the cause of the Empress Matilda was supported by her half brother, Robert of Gloucester, who had rebuilt the castle at Bristol; the castles at Gloucester and Cirencester were garrisoned on her behalf.

Beverston Castle was a site of the Stephen Matilda conflict. In the barons' war of the reign of Henry III, Gloucester was garrisoned for Simon de Montfort, but was captured by Prince Edward in 1265, in which year de Montfort was slain at Evesham. Bristol and Gloucester supported the Yorkist cause during the Wars of the Roses. In the religious struggles of the 16th century Gloucester showed strong Protestant sympathy, in the reign of Mary, Bishop Hooper was sent to Gloucester to be burnt as a warning to the county; the same Puritan leanings induced the county to support the Parliamentary cause in the civil war of the 17th century. In 1643 Bristol and Cirencester were captured by the Royalists, but the latter was recovered in the same year and Bristol in 1645. Two Civil War battles were fought at Beverston Castle, Parliament ordered its battlements destroyed to deprive the Royalists use of the fortress. Gloucester was garrisoned for the Parliament throughout the struggle. On the subdivision of the Mercian diocese in 680 the greater part of modern Gloucestershire was included in the diocese of Worcester, shortly after the Conquest constituted the archdeaconry of Gloucester, which in 1290 comprised the deaneries of Campden, Cirencester, Winchcombe, Hawkesbury, Bristol and Gloucester.

The district west of the Severn, with the exception of a few parishes in the deaneries of Ross and Staunton, constituted the deanery of the forest within the archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford. In 1535 the deanery of Bitton had been absorbed in that of Hawkesbury. In 1541 the diocese of Gloucester was created, its boundaries being identical with those of the county. On the erection of Bristol to a see in 1542 the deanery of Bristol was transferred from Gloucester to that diocese. In 1836 the sees of Gloucester and Bristol were united. In 1882 the archdeaconry of Cirencester was constituted to include the deaneries of Campden, Northleach north and south and Cirencester. In 1897 the diocese of Bristol was recreated, included the deaneries of Bristol and Bitton. After the Conquest extensive lands and privileges in the county were acquired by the church, the abbey of Cirencester alone holding seven hundreds at fee-farm, the estates of the principal lay-tenants were for the most part outlying parcels of baronies having their caput in other counties.

The large estates held by William Fitz Osbern, Earl of Hereford, escheated to the crown on the rebellion of his son Earl Roger in 1074. The Berkeleys have held lands in Gloucestershire from the time of the Domesday Survey, the families of Basset, Clifton and Poyntz have figured prominently in the annals of the county. Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester, Richard of Cornwall claimed extensive lands and privileges in the shire in the 13th century, Simon de Montfort owned Minsterworth and Rodley. Bristol was made a county in 1373, in 1483 Richard III created Gloucester an independent county, adding to it the hundreds of Dudston and Kings Barton; the latter were reunited to Gloucestershire in 1673, but the cities of Bristol and Gloucester continued to rank as independent counties, with separate jurisdiction, county rate and assizes. The chief officer of the Forest of Dean was the warden, also constable of St Briavel Castle; the first justice-seat for the forest was held at Gloucester Castle in 1282, the last in 1635.


Tobias Enverga

Tobias C. Enverga Jr. was a Canadian senator representing the province of Ontario. Enverga was born in the Philippines, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in the Philippines, a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the Schulich School of Business at York University, a Computer Studies Certificate from Centennial College. At the time of his appointment, he was a project manager at the Bank of Montreal, where he has worked for more than 30 years, he served as a school trustee on the Toronto Catholic District School Board until his appointment to the Senate and was the first Filipino-Canadian elected to public office in the city of Toronto. He was co-chair of the Asian Heritage Month Celebration for the Greater Toronto Area and was a director of the Canadian Multicultural Council - Asians in Ontario, he founded the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation and is a former president of the Philippine Independence Day Council. Enverga was appointed to the Senate of Canada on September 2012, where he sat as a Conservative.

He was the first Filipino-Canadian to sit in the Senate. One of his primary focuses in the Senate was to advocate for people with Down syndrome, a condition that one of his daughters had, he died November 16, 2017, while on a parliamentary trip to Medellín, Colombia to attend the ParlAmericas Annual Plenary Assembly

Magesi F.C.

Magesi FC is a football club located in Kgabo Park, South Africa. The club were established in 2011; the club was called Tambo FC and won promotion from SAB league to ABC Motsepe league and changed name. The club was a fierce rival of Baroka FC during their time together at the Limpopo ABC Motsepe league along with Dolphins FC. Magesi FC is a regular contender in the Nedbank Cup representing the lower league from Limpopo, their best finish was reaching the Round of 16 where they played and lost 6-0 to Bidest Wits.{{cn|| The club won the Limpopo Stream of the 2015–16 SAFA Second Division, followed this up by winning their playoff group to earn promotion to the 2016–17 National First Division. They were relegated the following season. SAFA Second Division: 2015–16Notes

Man in Black (song)

"Man in Black" is a protest song written and recorded by singer-songwriter Johnny Cash released on his 1971 album of the same name. Cash himself was known as "The Man in Black" for his distinctive style of on-stage costuming; the lyrics are an after-the-fact explanation of this with the entire song as a protest statement against the treatment of poor people by wealthy politicians, mass incarceration, the war in Vietnam. In the intro to his first performance of the song, Johnny Cash revealed he had talked to some of the audience members from Vanderbilt University that weekend, was inspired to write "Man in Black," revising it a few times just before the concert on Wednesday, he performed the song holding a piece of paper with the just-revised lyrics. At the end of the song he received a standing ovation. In 1993, Spanish rock band Loquillo y Trogloditas recorded a cover of the song in Spanish for their album Mientras respiremos. Monsen, Lauren. "Music Legend Johnny Cash Attracted Worldwide Audience".

U. S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs. "Johnny Cash sings "Man In Black" for the first time"