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The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming

The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming is a 1966 DeLuxe Color American comedy film directed by Norman Jewison in Panavision. It is based on the Nathaniel Benchley novel The Off-Islanders, was adapted for the screen by William Rose; the film depicts the chaos following the grounding of the Soviet submarine Спрут off a small New England island during the Cold War. The film stars Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin in his first major film role, Brian Keith, Theodore Bikel, Jonathan Winters, Paul Ford. A Soviet Navy submarine called Спрут draws too close to the New England coast one September morning when its captain wants to take a good look at America and runs aground on a sandbar near the fictional Gloucester Island, from other references in the movie, is located off the coast of Cape Ann or Cape Cod and has a significant population of summer visitors but is now down to about 200 local residents. Rather than radio for help and risk an embarrassing international incident, the captain sends a nine-man landing party, headed by his zampolit Lieutenant Yuri Rozanov, to find a motor launch to help free the submarine from the bar.

The men arrive at the house of a vacationing playwright from New York City. Whittaker is eager to get his wife Elspeth and two children, obnoxious but precocious nine and half-year-old Pete and three-year-old Annie, off the island now that summer is over. Pete tells his disbelieving dad that "nine Russians with tommy guns" dressed in black uniforms are near the house, but Walt is soon met by Rozanov and one of his men, Alexei Kolchin, who identify themselves as strangers on the island and ask if there are any boats available. Walt is skeptical and asks if they are "Russians with machine guns," which startles Rozanov into admitting that they are Russians, pulling a gun on Walt. Walt provides information on the military and police forces of their island, Rozanov promises no harm to the Whittakers if they hand over their station wagon. Elspeth provides the car keys, but before the Russians depart, Rozanov orders Alexei to prevent the Whittakers from fleeing. An attractive 18-year-old neighbor, Alison Palmer, who works as a babysitter for Annie, arrives to work that day and finds herself captive as well.

The Whittakers' station wagon runs out of gasoline, forcing the Russians to walk. They steal an old sedan from the postmistress. Level-headed Police Chief Link Mattocks and his bumbling assistant Norman Jonas try to squelch an inept citizens' militia led by the blustering Fendall Hawkins Meanwhile, accompanied by Elspeth and Pete, manages to overpower Alexei, because the Russian is reluctant to hurt anyone. During the commotion, Alexei flees, but when Walt and Elspeth and Pete leave to find help, he reappears at the house and retrieves his weapon, where only Alison and Annie remain. Alexei says that although he does not want any fighting, he must obey his superiors in guarding the residence, he promises he offers to surrender his submachine gun as proof. Alison tells him that she does not need to hand over his firearm. Alexei and Alison become attracted to each other, taking a walk along the beach with Annie, finding commonality despite their different cultures and the Cold War hostility between their countries.

Trying to find the Russians on his own, Walt is re-captured by them in the telephone central office. After subduing Mrs. Foss and tying her and Walt together, disabling the island's telephone switchboard, seven of the Russians appropriate civilian clothes from a dry cleaners, manage to steal a cabin cruiser, head to the submarine, still aground on the sandbar. Back at the Whittaker house and Alison have kissed and fallen in love. At the phone exchange and Mrs. Foss, still tied together, manage to hop outside the office but fall down the stairs to the sidewalk below, they are discovered there by Pete, who help untie them. They return to their house and Walt shoots at and kills Rozanov, who had arrived there just before they did. With the misunderstandings cleared up, the Whittakers and Alexei decide to head into town together to explain to everyone just what is going on; as the tide rises, the sub floats off the sandbar before the cabin cruiser arrives, it proceeds on the surface to the island's main harbor.

Chief Mattocks, having investigated and debunked the rumor of an aerial assault, arrives back in town with the civilian militia. With Rozanov acting as translator, the Russian captain threatens to open fire on the town with his deck gun and machine guns unless the seven missing sailors are returned to him. Chief Mattocks warns the Soviet officer, "You come in here scaring people half to death, you steal cars and motorboats, you cause damage to private property and you threaten the whole community with grievous bodily harm and maybe murder. Now, we ain't going to take any more of that, see? We may be scared, but maybe we ain't so scared as you think we are, see? Now you say you're going to blow up the town, huh? Well, I say, all right! You start shooting, see what happens!" As the Captain and Chief Mattocks glare at each other, two small boys go up in the church steeple to see better. With tension approachin

Band of Brothers (Willie Nelson album)

Band of Brothers is the sixty-third studio album by country music singer-songwriter Willie Nelson. The album marks Nelson's return to writing after sixteen years, with nine out of the fourteen tracks being new original songs; the album was released on June 2014 by Legacy Recordings. It opened to favorable reviews, while it topped Billboard's Top Country Albums and reached number five on the Billboard 200. Produced by Buddy Cannon, the album was recorded by Nelson during October 2013 and March 2014; the sessions took place at Nashville's Sound Emporium Studios with additional recordings at Pedernales Studio in Austin and The Hit Factory Criteria in Miami, Florida. Additional studios included The Doghouse, in Nashville; the recording was dedicated to Carr. After selecting the songs, Nelson recorded a sample of the tracks with his guitar sending them to Buddy Cannon. On the studio, Cannon hired the session musicians and arranged the musical track with them based on the demo recordings. Nelson recorded his voice on the studio and the tracks were dubbed.

Nine of the fourteen tracks consist in newly written compositions by Nelson, the most included in one of his album releases since 1996's Spirit. The album includes covers of Vince Gill's "Whenever You Come Around", Gordie Sampson's "Songwriter" and a duet with Jamey Johnson of Billy Joe Shaver's "The Git Go"; the video for the first single, "The Wall" was premiered on May 6, 2014 by Rolling Stone, while the single itself was made available for download on the same day. The single "Bring It On" was premiered on June 3 by ESPN Music; the full album was released on June 2014 by Legacy Recordings. Upon its release, Band of Brothers sold 37,000 copies; the album topped Billboard's Top Country albums chart, becoming Nelson's first country chart-topper since 1986's The Promiseland. The release reached number five on the Billboard 200, Nelson's highest position on the chart since 1982's Always on My Mind. According to review aggregator website Metacritic, the album has a Metascore of 79, based on the ratings and reviews of fifteen selected independent mainstream critics, this means the release garnered "generally favorable reviews".

At AllMusic, Thom Jurke rated the album four out of five stars, comparing the release to Buddy Cannon's producing with Nelson's recordings of the mid-1970s, remarking that without leaning on a "retro" sound, the instrumentation "paint" the tracks "beautifully". In addition, Jurek declared that besides being a recognized "vocal stylist" by the American musical scene, Nelson "is a classic country singer and songwriter first". Will Hermes writing for Rolling Stone rated the album three-and-a-half stars out of five, praising the songwriting, noting that Nelson "has lost neither verve nor cojones". At The New York Times, Jon Pareles gave a positive review, commented how "Willie Nelson the songwriter reappears on Band of Brothers", described it as a "serenely feisty autumnal statement". At American Songwriter, Jonathan Bernstein rated the album three-and-a-half stars out of five, declaring that in Band of Brothers, "Nelson proves he's still as sharp a vocalist as ever". James Hall writing for The Daily Telegraph rated the album four stars out of five, indicating how in his vocal range "There's plenty of life in the old dog yet."

At Country Weekly, Bob Paxman graded the album an A, remarking how "In typical Willie fashion, Band of Brothers shows the many sides of the man, who continues to prove that he's a master of his art." Paxman says "This is one more gem for your essential Willie collection." Stephen M. Deusner rated the album a 7.4 out of ten, highlighting how the release "is still a showcase for what Nelson does best." Ann Powers writing for NPR delivered a favorable review, according to her "his phrasing remains the best", which she praised the musicians and Buddy Cannon that give nelson "plenty of room" for the arrangements. At The Observer, Neil Spencer rated the album three stars out of five, praising Nelson's work since signing his agreement with Legacy recordings, noting that while "nothing matches his peaks" the record "it's still a delight", which Nelson's vocal and guitar playing "are still unique, still oddly touching". Marah Eakin of The A. V. Club graded the album a C+, noting that while the record was not "as rollicking as any of Nelson’s old outlaw material, it’s made up of solid tracks all the same."

However, Eakin concluded that the album was not Nelson's "best album of all time pretty good at best." At Exclaim!, Blake Morneau rated the album a six out of ten, saying that "While consistent and solid exciting." Eddie Bayers - drums Jim "Moose" Brown - Hammond B-3 organ, synthesizer, Wurlitzer Kevin "Swine" Grantt - upright bass Jamey Johnson - duet vocals on "The Git Go" Mike Johnson - steel guitar Willie Nelson - acoustic guitar, lead vocals Mickey Raphael - harmonica Bobby Terry - acoustic guitar, electric guitar Tommy White - steel guitar Lonnie Wilson - drums The album debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, No. 1 on the Top Country Albums, which represents Nelson's best debut for 28 years. The album sold 37,000 copies in the US in its first week; the album has sold 65,000 copies in the US as of August 2014. In the UK, the album debuted at No. 52 selling 1,589 copies for the week

PC Ace

PC Ace was a partwork magazine published by Eaglemoss Publications, between 1999 and 2001. It was aimed at those aged between 10 and 14, providing information on how to operate a personal computer. Readers of the magazine were assisted in part by a cartoon mouse named Ace, who featured throughout the magazine's pages; the series consisted of 100 parts, was available for sale in the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand, among others. PC Ace was released with a CD-ROM accompanying the magazine every second issue; these CD-ROM discs contained programs such as edutainment titles. Issues that included a CD-ROM did not include the Wordpower section. PC Ace was divided into 9 sections, detailed below. PC Power - Essential Skills - This section consisted of information on using core computer functions, such as using fonts and operating the Microsoft Windows operating system, it was discontinued after part 12. PC Power - Operating Skills - This section consisted of information that discussed use of the Microsoft Windows operating system in a more in-depth manner, such as running games under MS-DOS and changing shortcut icons.

PC Power - Program Skills - This section focused on the use of software that ran within the Microsoft Windows operating system, such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Technozone - This section contained a collection of technology related articles, built up as the series progressed. Topics included Animation. Online - This section consisted of information about how to use the internet and tools that were available online. Topics included sending email. On CD-ROM - This section was only included with issues that were accompanied by a CD-ROM, it had information on the background of the included program, as well as brief details of how to use it. Wordpower - This section was an A - Z index of computing terms which built up as the series progressed, in alphabetical order, with their definitions included. Timeout - This section provided details on how to create items such as party invitations and graphics, as well as how to play games that are included in the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Cyberchat - This section contained technology related news items, as well as letters sent in by readers of the magazine

Traitor (Daisley novel)

Traitor is a novel by New Zealand author Stephen Daisley. It won the Prime Minister's Literary Award in Australia in 2011 for Best Fiction. Young New Zealand soldier David Monroe is fighting at Gallipoli in World War I when he meets a Turkish doctor, Mohammad; as they tend to a wounded soldier a bomb bursts nearby and both are sent to an army hospital on the island of Lemnos. The novel explores the growing friendship between the two men, two cultures, as they recover from their wounds. Dedication: Dedicated to the memory of C. A. Daisley - née Lal Radcliffe 1920-2009 Epigraph: "I hate the idea of causes, if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I would have the guts to betray my country." - E. M. Forster James Bradley in The Australian noted: "At its best, Daisley's prose possesses a shimmering, allusive beauty reminiscent of John McGahern. Sequences such as the stunning description of the ageing David's journey out into a rainy morning to supervise the lambing lend the novel an sacred quality."

2010 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards — Fiction 2011 shortlisted Commonwealth Writer's Prize - South East Asia and South Pacific Region — Best First Book 2011 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary AwardsChristina Stead Prize for Fiction 2011 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards — UTS Award for New Writing 2011 winner Prime Minister's Literary Awards — Fiction

Igbuku

Igbuku is a community in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. It is located on the shores of the River Ase. Igbuku shares a common boundary with Ofagbe, Ibrede and Ashaka; the town is made up of descendants from Ndokwa speaking founders and have over time intertwined in intermarriages with Isoko neighbours, that everyone from the town can trace to a mixed ancestry. Most early founders were from Ellu and Aradhe hence most people trace their ancestry to Ellu and Aradhe. There are migrants from Ellu, Ofagbe and Aradhe. Ndokwa and Isoko languages are the main means of communication. Igbuku Town is ruled by the Ozu, a recognized, gazetted traditional ruler in Nigeria. Igbuku's population is 3,500; the town has a primary school, post office, a maternity/dispensary. The roads are passable by car with clear roads to Ibrede, a new bridge to Aboh

Brush-tailed porcupine

The brush-tailed porcupines are a genus, Atherurus, of Old World porcupines found in Asia or Africa. Th The brush-tailed porcupines have bodies covered in quills like their New World relatives; these quills are shorter and not as visually prominent as those seen in the genus Hystrix, but more so than in Trichys. They have a prominent tuft on the tip of their tails; the tail breaks off when the animal is threatened. Their bodies are somewhat rat-like, they are forest dwellers and nocturnal, feed on vegetation, but may take insects or carrion. The animals may live in social groups numbering six to eight; the longevity record for a captive animal was 23 years. Due to their small size, it is a popular brushmeat to the urban and rural residents of Gabon, Cameroon or Congo; the two species of Atherurus, an Asian and an African variety, are: A. africanus – African brush-tailed porcupine A. macrourus – Asiatic brush-tailed porcupine The brush-tailed porcupine has many native predators: leopards, large raptors and snakes.

The brush-tailed porcupine is hunted in such large quantities, many in those areas fear that it is no longer a sustainable option. Nowak, Ronald M. 1999. Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th edition. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1936 pp. ISBN 0-8018-5789-9 Jori, F. Lopez-béjar, M. & Houben, P. The biology and use of the African brush-tailed porcupine as a food animal. A review. Biodiversity and Conservation 7, 1417–1426. Https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1008853113835