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The Singularity (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

"The Singularity" is the eighteenth episode of the third season of the American television series Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D. Based on the Marvel Comics organization S. H. I. E. L. D. Revolving around the character of Phil Coulson and his team of S. H. I. E. L. D. Agents as they attempt to defeat Hive, it is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The episode was written by Lauren LeFranc, directed by Garry A. Brown. Clark Gregg reprises his role as Coulson from the film series, is joined by series regulars Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Henry Simmons, Luke Mitchell. "The Singularity" aired on ABC on April 26, 2016, according to Nielsen Media Research, was watched by 3.22 million viewers. S. H. I. E. L. D. Scrambles to repair the damage Daisy did to the base, while Coulson, who sustained a leg injury, resolves to defeat Hive and save Daisy. Fitz and Lincoln determine that the effect of Hive's infection will prevent those Inhumans he controls from being sedated. Realizing Alisha would be a powerful asset to Hive, Coulson and Lincoln visit her, only to find she has been infected and has gone with Hive, leaving her duplicates to attack them.

After the duplicates are killed, Coulson orders Lincoln to stay out of the field until they have a cure for Hive's infection. Hive and Daisy approach James, revealing they know he has another Kree artefact connected to the orb, which Hive describes as the only thing that can destroy him, they induce his Terrigenesis, giving him the ability to explosively charge objects, Hive enthrals him, learning he buried the companion artifact beneath his home. Daisy's use of her seismokinetic powers to unearth the artefact attracts the attention of SHIELD, Coulson and May arrive to find the Inhumans gone, along with the artefact; the hut is destroyed by a planted bomb, but Coulson protects himself and May with an energy shield projected from his robotic hand. Meanwhile, Fitz and Mack decide to seek out Holden Radcliffe, in charge of Transia's work against invasive organisms, before he was fired for his transhumanist beliefs. While continuing to discuss how to proceed with their relationship and Simmons infiltrate a transhumanist social club to find Radcliffe, under the guise of geneticists wanting to sell him eye prosthetic technology based on those used for Project Deathlok.

Upon meeting Radcliffe they reveal their true intentions and ask for his help to devise a cure for Hive's infection, but they are interrupted by the arrival of Hive himself and his Inhuman allies. Alisha abducts Radcliffe, while Daisy subdues Fitz with her powers and warns him of her vision of an agent's death, wanting S. H. I. E. L. D. to stop trying to combat Hive, avoid that future from coming to pass. Mack narrowly escapes James, Hive approaches Simmons, speaking to her as Will, using his memories, only for her to shoot him and escape, after deriding him for trying to be someone he murdered; the three agents reconvene at a hotel, where Fitz and Simmons consummate their relationship while Mack "goes to the quinjet". Under Coulson's direction and the ATCU use information Malick provided before his death to neutralize what is left of Hydra, with the exception of the forces commanded by Hive. So all HYDRA facilities and stations are bombed and destroyed, with Coulson and May looking on, satisfied.

In an end tag, Hive brings Daisy, Radcliffe and James to a town he bought with Malick's money. Seeking to make Earth'the home Inhumans deserve', he reveals his intention to recreate the original Kree experiments and convert the entire human race into Inhumans, with Radcliffe's medical and scientific help. In April 2016, Marvel announced that the eighteenth episode of the season would be titled "The Singularity", to be written by Lauren LeFranc, with Garry A. Brown directing. In April 2016, Marvel revealed that main cast members Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Nick Blood, Adrianne Palicki, Henry Simmons, Luke Mitchell would star as Phil Coulson, Melinda May, Grant Ward, Daisy Johnson, Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons, Lance Hunter, Bobbi Morse, Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie, Lincoln Campbell, respectively, it was revealed that the guest cast for the episode would include Axle Whitehead as James, John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe, Alicia Vela-Bailey as Alisha, Adrian Pasdar as Brigadier General Glenn Talbot, Alexander Wraith as Agent Anderson, Camille De Pazzis as Anon and Rudy Dobrev as bartender.

Vela-Bailey and Dobrev did not receive guest star credit in the episode. Whitehead, Vela-Bailey and Wraith reprise their roles from earlier in the series. Blood and Palicki do not appear. For the episode's opening long take shot, the cameraman wore a wire rig reserved for actors and stunt doubles so he could be maneuvered around and above the set. "The Singularity" was first aired in the United States on ABC on April 26, 2016. In the United States the episode received a 1.0/3 percent share among adults between the ages of 18 and 49, meaning that it was seen by 1.0 percent of all households, 3 percent of all of those watching television at the time of the broadcast. It was watched by 3.22 million viewers. "The Singularity" at ABC "The Singularity" on IMDb "The Singularity" at TV.com

Augustus Tennant

Augustus Eatwell Tennant was an English-born cricketer who played first-class cricket for Canterbury in New Zealand from 1864 to 1866. Augustus Tennant was born in Simla in British India and educated at Rugby School in England, where he played in the First XI in 1859 and 1860, he arrived in New Zealand in the early 1860s and began working for the Canterbury Province government. He was appointed as Commissioner’s Clerk of the West Canterbury goldfields in Hokitika in 1865; when the County of Westland was formed he held a position in the County Treasury in Hokitika, on the formation of Westland Province he held a position in the Superintendent’s Office. When the provinces were abolished in 1873 he worked for the national government in the stamp office, still in Hokitika, his wife died in 1872, after which "ad times swept over him and he commenced to drift". In 1874 he was convicted of assault. In 1882 he was arrested on a charge of embezzling from the Stamp Office and sentenced in March 1883 to nine months' labour.

He died of Bright's disease, aggravated by other ailments, in Westland Hospital in Hokitika on 28 November 1892. Tennant played several matches for Canterbury in the 1860s as a wicket-keeper, he was Canterbury's best batsman when George Parr's English team visited in 1863-64. When Parr's XI dismissed the Canterbury XXII for 30 and 105, Tennant made 28, the highest score on either side, in the second innings. After the early finish of that match, a second match was played between two elevens combining the English and Canterbury players, Tennant was the highest scorer in that match too, with 21 and 33, he was less successful with the bat in his first two first-class matches for Canterbury, but in his last match, in 1865-66, he again made the highest score on either side with 24 in Canterbury's second innings. In 1864-65 his wicket-keeping drew praise from the Lyttelton Times, which described it after the match against Otago as one of "the most noticeable features in the whole game" and as a model for the young cricketer.

He retained his involvement with cricket after he transferred to Hokitika, at the time of his death he was the secretary of the Hokitika Cricket Club. Augustus Tennant at ESPNcricinfo Augustus Tennant at CricketArchive

John Bachar

John Bachar was an American rock climber. Noted for his skill at free soloing, he died during a free solo climb. A fitness fanatic, he was the creator of the climbing training device known as the Bachar ladder. Bachar was born in 1957, he grew up in Los Angeles and started climbing at the bouldering hot spot of Stoney Point in the northern San Fernando Valley. After attending Westchester High School, graduating in 1974, he attended UCLA, where his father was a math professor, but dropped out to climb full-time. Obsessed with the sport, he immersed himself in books on physical training and nutrition, soon was able to outperform his fellow climbers. Fellow students at his high school remember him scaling the exterior high school gym walls on many occasions. John Long, John Yablonski, Ron Kauk and Mike Graham, whom Bachar met in the early 1970s, all free soloed with him, starting with the classic Joshua Tree route Double Cross, he put up notorious bouldering problems in Joshua Tree such as Planet X and So High.

The committing crux move of the latter problem is 25 feet off the ground. Bachar was first noted for his climbs in Yosemite with his unroped ascents of New Dimensions and The Nabisco Wall, a three-pitch affair. Noted for his physical fitness, his campsite at Camp 4 was filled with exercise equipment, including the hanging ladders since associated with his name. At his peak he was able to perform a two-finger pull-up with 12.5 pounds of weight in his other hand, two-arm pull-up with over 100 pounds of weight strapped around his waist. While attempting the bouldering problem Midnight Lightning with Kauk and Yablonski in 1978, Bachar drew the iconic lightning bolt in chalk. Along with Ron Kauk and John Long, Bachar was part of the team that free-climbed the East face of Washington Column, ushering in a new age of free climbing with their first free ascent of Astroman; this route, containing numerous pitches of 5.10 and 5.11 difficulty, set a new standard for long and continuously difficult free climbs.

He played a key role in making the first free ascent of the technical and difficult "boulder problem" pitch low on the route. Bachar posted a note in 1981 promising a "$10,000 reward for anyone who can follow me for one full day." No one took the challenge. That same year he put up Bachar-Yerian in Tuolumne Meadows with Dave Yerian. A heady testpiece, the 300-foot vertical-to-gently-overhanging route is protected by 13 bolts, each one placed either from a stance or while hanging from a hook. Bachar was a vocal critic of climbing tactics such as bolting on rappel, which came into vogue during the 1980s. However, at the time of the first ascent, there were critics of his decision to place certain bolts from hooks, rather than drilling and placing each bolt from a stance. In 1986, Bachar and Peter Croft made a link up of El Capitan and Half Dome, climbing a vertical mile in under 14 hours. In the 1990s, Bachar free soloed Enterprise in the Owens River Gorge and The Gift at Red Rocks for the Masters of Stone video series.

He was featured in the documentary Bachar: One Myth, One Legend by Michael Reardon. Bachar lived in Mammoth Lakes and was Director of Design of Acopa International LLC, a company which manufactures rock climbing shoes. On December 3, 1996 Bachar became a father. On August 13, 2006, Bachar was involved in a serious car accident while traveling home from the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in Salt Lake City, he suffered multiple fractured vertebrae. On July 5, 2009, Bachar died in a free solo accident at Dike Wall near California. Stonemasters The Economist, July 16th 2009, Obituary: John Bachar

Donaldson and Meier

Donaldson and Meier was an architectural firm based in Detroit, Michigan. Founded in 1880 by John M. Donaldson and Henry J. Meier, the firm produced a large and varied number of commissions in Detroit and southeastern Michigan. Donaldson, the principal designer of the partnership from a design point of view, was born in Stirling and immigrated to Detroit at a young age, he returned to Europe where he studied at the Art Academy in Munich, at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. The early designs from the firm, such as the Unitarian Universalist Church in Ann Arbor, were in the Richardsonian Romanesque style but, as with many other architectural companies whose longevity outlast the style of the day, their output changed with the times, their last buildings, such as the David Stott Building, were in the Art Deco genre. Like most of the prominent architects in Detroit during the 1920s and 1930s, Donaldson and Meier employed sculptor Lee Lawrie to produce a panel for Beaumont Tower and hired Corrado Parducci to create sculpture for many of their other buildings.

All buildings are located in Detroit. Campbell Symington House Unitarian Universalist Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan Alpha Delta Phi "Stone House", Ann Arbor, Michigan St. Vincent de Paul Church, Michigan First Unitarian Church of Detroit St. Elizabeth Church St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Julius T. Melchers House Union Trust Building St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church Woodward Arcade Building Parke-Davis Research Laboratory St. Anthony Church Penobscot Building Annunciation Church/Our Lady of Sorrows Church YMCA Building Dental Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Alumni Hall, Ann Arbor, Michigan State Savings Bank addition St. David School and Convent Most Holy Redeemer Church St. Agnes Catholic Church St. Hyacinth Roman Catholic Church Sacred Heart Seminary Chancery Building St. Hyacinth Church St. Rita Catholic Church, Michigan The Bird House, Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak, Michigan Chapel of St. Theresa-the Little Flower Elizabeth Cleveland Intermediate School Beaumont Tower, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan Cooley High School David Stott Building St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church St. Aloysius Church St. Matthew Catholic Church Doyle, Right Reverend John M. Saint Aloysius Church: The Old and the New, Centennial Publishing Company, Detroit, 1930.

Eckert, Kathryn Bishop, Buildings of Michigan, Oxford University Press, New York, 1993. Ferry, W. Hawkins, The Buildings of Detroit: A History, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1968. Hill, Eric J. and John Gallagher. AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3120-3. Meyer, Katherine Mattingly and Martin C. P. McElroy with Introduction by W. Hawkins Ferry, Hon A. I. A.. Detroit Architecture A. I. A. Guide Revised Edition. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1651-4. CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list Reade and Susan Wineburg, Historic Buildings: Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Historical Foundation, 1992. Savage, Rebecca Binno and Greg Kowalski, Art Deco in Detroit, Arcadia Publishing, 2004. Sharoff, Robert. American City: Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3270-6. Https://web.archive.org/web/20061020000511/http://detroit1701.org/CampbellSymington.html http://detroit1701.org/Annunciation%20Church.html Donaldson and Meier on LocalWiki

Lars-Inge Svartenbrandt

Lars-Inge Andersson best known as Lars-Inge Svartenbrandt Lars Ferm and later known as Lars Patrick Carlander, was a Swedish criminal. Svartenbrandt spent 40 years combined in prison for several robberies, violent crimes, prison escapes, he was described as the "most dangerous man in Sweden". Svartenbrandt described himself as an "uncurable psychopath". Lars-Inge Svartenbrandt grew up under unstable conditions in Dalarna. Twelve years old, he was placed under protective public care order and ended up in juvenile detention school. In May 1961 he celebrated his 16th birthday by escaping from a juvenile detention school; the following year, 1962, he broke into a military armory and received his first prison sentence but escaped the following year. In 1967 received his first detention sentence for grand theft and threat to public servant. In 1969 came his first conviction for armed robbery when he was sentenced to four years in prison. Medially Svartenbrandt became first known in connection with the spectacular mass escape from the Kumla Prison in August 1972.

He had managed to hide in a saucepan cupboard in the security department and the guards had not noticed that he was missing when they locked up the prisoners for the night. Svartenbrandt crawled out of his cupboard after a few hours and unlocked his fellow prisoners' cell doors using counterfeit keys; the escapers included Lars-Inge Svartenbrandt, Bosse Dynamit, Nisse Pistol, Kalle Kanon and the Yugoslav Embassy murderers Miro Barešić and Anđelko Brajković. Together with 15 other hard-hit interns, including terrorist Miro Barešic, he climbed over the "fugitive walls" from what, called Europe's safest prison, disappeared. Svartenbrandt was arrested a week in Lindesberg; the following year, in June 1973, he escaped along with three other prisoners in a garbage truck. Svartenbrandt and Nisse Pistol and two other companions jumped over the fence and hijacked the garbage truck by threatening the driver with a weapon they came across, they disappeared. After two months on the run, Svartenbrandt was captured in Rörsås, south of Mariestad.

Svartenbrandt was granted leave in October 1979 from Hall Prison to visit a doctor in Uppsala. Instead he freed his friend Benny Lilja who along with other prisoners had gone to the bathhouse in Södertälje. Svartenbrandt was waiting outside the bath house in a black Jaguar and Lilja got into the car and the two drove off. Svartenbrandt and his companion Benny Lilja parted ways on 22 November 1979, when Svartenbrandt would help an acquaintance to collect a debt in an apartment on Kungsgatan in Stockholm; this ended with the two men getting murdered. Svartenbrandt confessed seven years that he stabbed one of the victims with a hunting knife, but argued that his companion, now dead, fired the fatal shots; the day after Svartenbrandt and Benny Lilja rushed into the post office on Döbelnsgatan in Stockholm with rubber masks depicting Elvis Presley and John Travolta over their faces and AK 4's in their hands. During the escape Svartenbrandt fired 19 shots into a police van from the Östermalm police where officers Christer Backman, Gunnar Andersson and Dick Gunnelöf were sitting.

All of them were injured and Gunnar Andersson was hit by seven shots. A doctor described it as "an incredible luck that he survived". Seven people were taken hostage during the escape; these were released a few hours later. The two robbers managed to get to Gothenburg; the police tracked down their hideout on Viktoriagatan 15 and during a nighttime police raid the police sprayed tear gas into the apartment whereupon both gave up. Svartenbrandt was sentenced to twelve years in prison for attempted murder, aggravated robbery and unlawful deprivation of liberty. During this sentence, he made several unsuccessful attempts to escape. In 1981 Svartenbrandt tried to escape by stabbing a guard with a sharpened toothbrush. Two years in 1983 his wife tried to rescue him from the Hall Prison which failed and the result was another ten months to his sentence; the same year he was transferred to Säter's Mental Hospital in Dalarna. In May 1986, during a leave from prison to visit his mother, he escaped, he went to Uppsala, where he robbed a post office.

After his arrest, Svartenbrandt was sentenced to an additional 7.5 years in prison. A few years he moved to the regional unit at Säter Mental Hospital where he got his own apartment, the ability to move freely. At midnight on Friday the 2 March 1990 he robbed at gunpoint a gas station outside Borlänge, he forced a customer to help him escape. During a burglary of an officer's home in Falun, Svartenbrandt had stolen the gun and at the same time come across an assault rifle, two smoke grenades, two hand grenades, large quantities of ammunition; the same month, he held his new girlfriend hostage in his apartment in the hospital for six days without anyone noticing it. While on leave on 22 March, he confessed to all the crimes. In June 1992, Svartenbrandt was freed and changed his name to Lars Ferm. After a few days he robbed Handelsbanken at Sankt Eriksplan in Stockholm dressed in a women's wig, fake mustache and a plastic gun, he came across some 100,000 SEK and fled on a bicycle through Rörstrandsgatan to Karlberg Palace Park, was arrested in the bushes at Pompe's grave.

The reason for the robbery was according to Svartenbrandt that he had been promised to borrow 18,000 SEK from a friend, but who backed out. He was forced to rob a bank in order to afford to start a new life and work as a stonemason, he was sentenced to four years in prison for the bank robbery

Naval Air Facility Adak

Naval Air Facility Adak, was a United States Navy airport located west of Adak, on Adak Island in the U. S. state of Alaska. After its closure in 1997, it was reopened as Adak Airport; the facility was designated a National Historic Landmark for its role in World War II, although most of its elements from that period have been demolished or lie in ruins. On June 6/7, 1942, the Japanese Navy and Army participated in the only invasion of the United States during World War II through the Aleutian Islands of Kiska and Attu as part of the Aleutian Islands Campaign. Despite the loss of U. S. soil to a foreign enemy since the War of 1812, the campaign was not considered a priority by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. British Prime Minister Churchill stated that sending forces to attack the Japanese presence there was a diversion from the North African Campaign and Admiral Chester Nimitz saw it as a diversion from his operations in the Central Pacific. Commanders in Alaska, believed the Japanese occupiers would establish airbases in the Aleutians that would put major cities along the United States West Coast within range of their bombers and once the islands were again in United States hands, forward bases could be established to attack Japan from there.

The establishment of Adak Army Airfield on 30 August 1942 gave the United States Army Air Forces a forward base to attack the Japanese forces on Kiska Island. The landing was made in a storm and within a week additional forces, including the 807th Engineer Aviation Battalion were landed on the island at Kuhluk Bay. However, the island had not been properly surveyed to find a suitable site to build the airfield. A quick survey of the coast located a tidal marsh which had a firm foundation of sand and gravel beneath it. Work began on 2 September with the construction of an enclosing dike around the marsh and a system of drainage canals drain off the water, followed by scraping off the topsoil to reach the gravel underneath. Additional gravel and a sand runway was laid down. By 10 September enough construction had been completed that a 73d Bomb Squadron B-18 Bolo landed on the runway. A 5,000 ft Pierced Steel Planking was laid down shortly afterward and the transports from the 42d Troop Carrier Squadron arrived the following day, landing on compacted sand next to where the matting was being laid.

Tents were erected, a rudimentary electrical system and some rough streets were laid down and by the end of September Adak Army Airfield was home to several 36th Bomb Squadron B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers. Additional P-38s were flown in along with some P-39D Airacobras of the 42d Fighter Squadron, providing air defense for Kodiak. While aircraft were landing, construction continued at a rapid pace to cover the PSP with several layers of asphalt and construct additional station facilities. During World War II, the following units were assigned to Adak AAF: 343d Fighter Group, 7 March-25 July 1943 28th Bombardment Group, 14 March 1943 – 25 February 1944) 11th Fighter Squadron, 20 February 1943 – 11 August 1945 Detachments at Amchitka Army Airfield, 27 March-27 May 1943; the 250-mile distance from Adak allowed multiple combat sorties each day to be carried out, weather permitting. This was true for the fighters, which were now within easy striking range of enemy targets. Only the long-range P-38s had been able to reach Kiska from Fort Glenn AAF, only with great difficulty.

The Japanese forces on Attu, remained only within the range of the B-24 Liberators, although the P-38s could fly escort missions. With the movement of combat operations to Adak, Fort Glenn and Fort Randall AAF at Cold Bay became support and staging airfields supporting the front line; the first major combat mission of the Aleutian Campaign from Adak occurred on 14 September 1942 when thirteen B-24 Liberators and one B-17 Flying Fortress. Instead of coming in at high altitudes, the attack was a low-level sweep over the water that caught the Japanese defenses off-guard; the P-39s came in first to suppress the anti-aircraft fire with their 37mm cannon fire. The P-40s strafed the harbor, attacking the Nakajima A6M2-N "Rufe" float plane fighter/bombers. After the fighters, the heavy bombers attacked at low level, dropping 1,000 bombs on the harbor installations. Eleventh Air force lost two P-38s in an airborne collis