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The Pogues

The Pogues were an English Celtic punk band fronted by Shane MacGowan and others, founded in Kings Cross, London in 1982, as "Pogue Mahone" – the anglicisation of the Irish Gaelic póg mo thóin, meaning "kiss my arse". The band reached international prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s, recording several hit albums and singles. MacGowan left the band in 1991 due to drinking problems, but the band continued – first with Joe Strummer and with Spider Stacy on vocals – before breaking up in 1996; the Pogues re-formed in late 2001, played across the UK and Ireland and on the US East Coast, until dissolving again in 2014. The group did not record any new material during this second incarnation, their politically-tinged music was informed by MacGowan and Stacy's punk backgrounds, yet used traditional Irish instruments such as the tin whistle, cittern and accordion. The future members of the Pogues first met when MacGowan, Peter "Spider" Stacy, Jem Finer were together in an occasional band called The Millwall Chainsaws in the late 1970s after MacGowan and Stacy met in the toilets at a Ramones gig at The Roundhouse in 1977.

MacGowan was with The Nips, though when they broke up in 1980 he concentrated a bit more on Stacy's Millwall Chainsaws, who changed their name to The New Republicans. In 1982, James Fearnley, a guitarist with The Nips, joined MacGowan and Finer, forming the band known as Pogue Mahone; the new group played their first gig at The Pindar of Wakefield on 4 October 1982. They appeared at Gossips in Dean Street Soho on Thursday 3 November 1983 with Trash Trash Trash and The Stingrays, they added Cait O'Riordan and Andrew Ranken. The band played London pubs and clubs, released a single, "Dark Streets of London", on their own, self-named label, gaining a small reputation – for their live performances, they came to the attention of the media and Stiff Records when they opened for The Clash on their 1984 tour. Shortening their name to "The Pogues" they released their first album Red Roses for Me on Stiff Records that October; the band gained more attention when the UK Channel 4's influential music show The Tube made a video of their version of "Waxie's Dargle" for the show.

The performance, featuring Spider Stacy smashing himself over the head with a beer tray, became a favourite with the viewers, but Stiff Records refused to release it as a single, feeling it was too late for it to help Red Roses for Me. It remained a favourite request for the show for many years. With the aid of producer Elvis Costello, they recorded the follow-up, Rum Sodomy & the Lash, in 1985 during which time guitarist Philip Chevron joined; the album title is a famous comment falsely attributed to Winston Churchill, describing the "true" traditions of the British Royal Navy. The album cover featured The Raft of the Medusa, with the faces of the characters in Théodore Géricault's painting replaced with those of the band members; the album shows the band moving away from covers to original material. Shane MacGowan came into his own as a songwriter with this disc, offering up poetic story-telling, such as "The Sick Bed of Cúchulainn" and "The Old Main Drag", as well as definitive interpretations of Ewan MacColl's "Dirty Old Town" and Eric Bogle's "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda".

The band failed to take advantage of the momentum created by the strong artistic and commercial success of their second album. They first refused to record another album. Looming over the band at this period was the erratic behaviour of their vocalist and principal songwriter, Shane MacGowan, their record label, Stiff Records, went bankrupt soon after the 1987 release of the single "The Irish Rover". Members of the band, including O'Riordan, acted in Alex Cox's Straight to Hell, five songs by the band were included on the film's soundtrack album; the band remained stable enough to record If I Should Fall from Grace with God with its Christmas hit duet with Kirsty MacColl "Fairytale of New York". "Fairytale of New York" was released as a single in 1987 and reached No. 1 in the Irish charts and No. 2 in the British charts over Christmas. The song has become a festive classic in the UK and Ireland over the years, was voted the best Christmas song of all time three years running in 2004, 2005, 2006 in polls by music channel VH1 UK, despite not achieving Christmas Number One when it was released.

It was voted as the 27th greatest song never to reach UK#1 in another VH1 poll, voted as the 84th greatest song of all time by BBC Radio 2 listeners in the "Sold on Song" top 100 poll. In 2007 the record was censored by the BBC because of the word "faggot" being deemed offensive to homosexual people. Following protests from listeners, including the mother of Kirsty MacColl, the censorship was lifted; the band was at the peak of its commercial success, with both albums making the top 5 in the UK, but MacGowan was unreliable. He failed to turn up for the opening dates of their 1988 tour of America, prevented the band from promoting their 1990 album Hell's Ditch, so in 1991 the band sacked him. Vocal duties were for a ti

M-147 (Michigan highway)

M-147 was a state trunkline highway in the U. S. state of Michigan. The route started at M-106 just north of Jackson and stopped at the entrance of State Prison of Southern Michigan; the route of M-147 was transferred to local control in 1991 after being signed in 1936. M-147 started at an intersection with M-106 west of the State Prison of Southern Michigan property. From there, the trunkline terminated. Just east of the terminus was a branch line of the Grand Trunk Western Railroad. In 1976, a newspaper article said that "it's... the second shortest highway on Michigan's state highway system, but for those who travel it one way, M-147 is the longest road in the world" in discussing its role as the connection to the state prison. M-147 was designated in 1936 to connect the prison property with the state trunkline system, it would remain under state control until 1991. The entire highway was in Jackson County. Michigan Highways portal M-147 at Michigan Highways

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

Miyamoto Musashi is a 1954 Japanese film by Hiroshi Inagaki starring Toshiro Mifune. Shot in Eastmancolor, it is the first film of Inagaki's Samurai Trilogy of historical adventures; the film is adapted from Eiji Yoshikawa's novel Musashi. The novel is loosely based on the life of the famous Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi; the film won a Special/Honorary Award at the 1955 Academy Awards for outstanding foreign language film. The other two films in the trilogy are Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple and Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island. Following the battle of Sekigahara and his friend Matahachi find themselves on the losing side. Instead of the grand victory and glory Takezo had anticipated, he finds himself a hunted fugitive, having to assist a injured Matahachi; the pair seek shelter with a widow and her daughter who unknown to them are connected to local brigands. The brigands soon show up and ask for tribute from what the women have stripped off dead samurai, Takezo has to fight them off.

Both women are rejected. The widow tells Matahachi that Takezo tried to assault her and convinces him to escort her and her daughter to Kyoto. Matahachi agrees though he loves Otsu, a woman from his village. Takezo thinks his friend Matahachi has deserted him, he makes his way home - on the way breaking through a roadblock, injuring several of the local lord's men manning it - and returns to his village, he tells Matahachi's family that he is still alive but will not reveal why Matahachi has not returned. Matahachi's mother does not believe him, sets a trap for his capture, but he escapes and she is arrested for treason along with many members of her clan. There is a village-wide search for Takezo, organized by the lord. After using his relatives as bait, the villagers cannot catch Takezo. Otsu, gets a letter signed by the widow's daughter saying that Matahachi has gone off with her and to forget him, which leaves her devastated. Matahachi's mother, continues to insist that Otsu is her daughter-in-law and must live with her.

Takezo is captured by the Buddhist priest Takuan Sōhō, who tells the lord that he must be allowed to use his own methods to control him. The priest believes that he can straighten Takezo out. Otsu now understands that Takezo was trying to shield her from the knowledge that Matahachi had abandoned her, begs him to let her travel with him, they are soon tracked down. Otsu is captured. Takezo learns that Otsu has been taken to Himeji Castle and breaks in to rescue her, but is once more tracked down by the priest Takuan, he is tricked and locked in a room in the castle for three years, while Otsu waits for him in a hiding place chosen by Takuan. The end of the film shows Takezo being released and granted his samurai name'Musashi Miyamoto.' He leaves to search for enlightenment, leaving two messages for Otsu: "Soon I will be back" and "Forgive me." The film begins in the year 1600 with Tokugawa Ieyasu's victory in the battle of Sekigahara which cleared the path to the Shōgunate for Tokugawa Ieyasu, though it would take three more years to consolidate the position of power over the other clans.

The historical Miyamoto Musashi is believed to have fought in this battle. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto was the second Toho film production in color and the first in the Eastman Color process. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto was released in Japan on 26 September 1954 where it was distributed by Toho, it was distributed theatrically in the United States as Samurai by Fine Art Films with English-subtitles and English narration on 19 November 1955. The film was released to home video as Samurai I, Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto on IMDb Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto at AllMovie Samurai I an essay by Bruce Eder at the Criterion Collection http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1954/cd002800.htm

Aure, Sykkylven

Aure is the administrative center of Sykkylven Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The village is located along the eastern shore of the Sykkylvsfjorden, it is 3 kilometres east of Ikornnes. The 3.38-square-kilometre village has a population of 4,330 and a population density of 1,281 inhabitants per square kilometre. It's the largest urban area in the municipality. Sykkylven Church is located in this village; the village is home to various types of industry furniture building and mechanical engineering. The Furniture Museum, part of the Sunnmøre Museum Foundation, is located in Aure

Genie Energy

Genie Energy Ltd. is an American energy company headquartered in Newark, New Jersey. It is a holding company comprising Genie Retail Energy, Genie Retail Energy International, Genie Energy Services, Genie Energy Oil and Gas. In 2004, seeking to diversify, IDT Telecom’s Founder, Chairman and CEO, Howard Jonas, launched its first Retail Energy Provider or “REP” and enrolled its first energy supply customers. In October, 2011, Genie Energy Ltd. was spun-off from IDT Corporation as an independent public company, at which point Class B common stock of Genie Energy Ltd. began trading on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "GNE". Genie's founder and chairman is Howard Jonas. Michael Stein is the company's Chief Executive Officer of Genie Energy and Chief Executive Officer of Genie Retail Energy. Avi Goldin serves as the company's CFO; the president of its Israeli subsidiary is Effie Eitam. Genie Energy's Strategic advisory board is composed of: Dick Cheney, Rupert Murdoch, James Woolsey, Larry Summers, Bill Richardson, Michael Steinhardt, Jacob Rothschild, Mary Landrieu, former United States Senator from Louisiana.

In 2013, IDT Energy, Inc. a subsidiary of Genie Energy, acquired both Dallas-based Diversegy, LLC a commercial energy advisory and its network marketing channel, Epiq Energy. They are now wholly owned subsidiaries of Genie Energy Ltd. Genie Retail Energy comprises natural gas supply companies. Referred to as “Retail Energy Providers” or “REPs”, these companies offer traditional and renewable/green energy supply options to residential and small/medium commercial clients throughout deregulated energy states in the United States. GRE companies purchase electricity and natural gas in the wholesale markets which it resells to residential and small business customers in New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware, Texas and Washington, DC. Commercial natural gas supply customers are served in the state of Florida; these companies offer a variety of products and services, including fixed rate and variable rate energy supply plans and green electricity options, clean, carbon offset natural gas programs.

Like other REP's, GRE companies compete against incumbent electric and gas utilities as well as over 100 or more other REPs. In November 2016, Genie Energy acquired Retail Energy Holdings, LLC. and added REH's brand, Town Square Energy, meters to Genie Retail Energy's portfolio. In August 2017, Genie Energy announced a joint venture to enter the retail energy market and begin customer acquisition in the United Kingdom. In August 2017, Genie Retail Energy acquired Mirabito Natural Gas, a Ft. Lauderdale, Florida-based natural gas supplier to commercial customers. In January 2019, Genie Retail Energy acquired a majority stake in Lumo Energia, a Finnish supplier of renewable electricity, earlier this year launched Genie Energy Japan, offering customers a variety of high value electricity supply products in the dynamic Japanese retail market. Genie Oil and Gas explored for conventional oil in the Golan Heights through its Afek Oil and Gas subsidiary, pursued oil shale projects through American Shale Oil, Israel Energy Initiatives and Genie Energy Mongolia.

AMSO, IEI, Genie Energy Mongolia are no longer active. 89% of GOGAS was owned by Genie Energy while Jacob Rothschild, Michael Steinhardt and Rupert Murdoch among others held minority interests. In February 2013, Israeli authorities awarded Afek Oil and Gas an exclusive 36-month petroleum exploration license to a 153-square-mile plot in the Golan Heights, which the UN recognizes to be Syrian territory. Afek subsequently conducted above-ground geophysical tests and based on its preliminary analysis, has applied for a ten well exploratory drilling program. South of Katzrin in the southern Golan Heights in 2015, Afek discovered a substantial amount of oil and natural gas reserves; the company had drilled a series of exploratory wells including Ness-5, just northwest of the Avnei Eitan and Nov moshavim and south of Kibbutz Natur and the town of Katzrin. In November 2017, the company announced that it suspended its exploratory drilling program as the well's target zone does not contain commercially producible quantities of oil or natural gas.

Human rights groups have said the drilling violates international law as Golan Heights is an occupied territory. American Shale Oil was a joint venture between Genie Energy and Total S. A.. Genie announced in May 2016, and its pilot plant facilities located outside of Rifle, CO. were subsequently decommissioned and removed. AMSO received in 2006 a Research and Demonstration lease from the U. S. Bureau of Land Management in Colorado's Piceance Basin in order to develop a process for generating oil and gas from deep buried oil shale; the lease comprised a tract of 160 acres, was granted for an initial term of 10 years with the possibility of up to a 5-year extension upon proof of diligent progress toward commercial production. AMSO's tech team was headed by Dr. Alan Burnham, a scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. AMSO's proposed technology was called CCR. Israel Energy Initiatives was founded in 2008 to develop oil

Lorne Henning

Lorne Henning is a Canadian professional ice hockey executive and former player. He most served as Director of Player Personnel and Assistant General Manager for the NHL's Vancouver Canucks. Born in Melfort, Henning spent nine years as a forward with the New York Islanders, with whom he earned an assist on the May 24, 1980 goal by Bobby Nystrom that earned the Islanders their first of four consecutive Stanley Cups. In the summer of 1980 he became an assistant coach with New York Islanders, he played nine regular season games, one playoff game, becoming the last player-coach for a Stanley Cup-winning team. Henning retired for good as a player after the 1981 season but retained his assistant coaching position, he left Long Island a few years to become the head coach of the Minnesota North Stars in 1985–86. Henning was replaced during the 1986–87 season with Glen Sonmor, he returned to New York Islanders as an assistant coach. In 1994–95 Henning replaced the retiring Al Arbour as coach, he was replaced by Mike Milbury.

He served as an assistant coach with Chicago Blackhawks, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the Islanders. He was the Assistant General Manager for the Vancouver Canucks until 2015. Stanley Cup Champion 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 Lorne Henning career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database Picture of Lorne Henning's Name on the 1980 Stanley Cup Plaque Picture of Lorne Henning's Name on the 1982 Stanley Cup Plaque