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The World According to Garp

The World According to Garp is John Irving's fourth novel, about a man, born out of wedlock to a feminist leader, who grows up to be a writer. Published in 1978, the book was a bestseller for several years, it was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction in 1979, its first paperback edition won the Award the following year. A movie adaptation of the novel starring Robin Williams was released in 1982, with a screenplay written by Steve Tesich. BBC Radio 4's Classic Serial broadcast a three-part adaptation of the novel by Linda Marshall Griffiths in January 2014; the production was directed by Nadia Molinari and featured Miranda Richardson as Jenny, Lee Ingleby as Garp, Jonathan Keeble as Roberta and Lyndsey Marshal as Helen. On 3 November 2015, Irving revealed that he'd been approached by HBO and Warner Brothers to reconstruct The World According to Garp as a miniseries, he described the project as being in the early stages. According to the byline of a self-penned, 20 February 2017 essay for The Hollywood Reporter, Irving completed his teleplay for the five-part series based on The World According to Garp.

The novel is about the life of T. S. Garp, his mother, Jenny Fields, is a strong-willed nurse. She encounters a dying ball turret gunner known only as Technical Sergeant Garp, brain damaged in combat. Jenny nurses Garp, observing his infantile state and perpetual autonomic sexual arousal; as a matter of practicality and kindness in making his death as comfortable as possible and reducing his agitation, she masturbates him several times. Unconstrained by convention and driven by her desire for a child, Jenny rapes TSgt Garp, impregnates herself and names the resulting son "T. S.". Jenny raises young Garp alone. Garp grows up, becoming interested in sex and writing fiction—three topics in which his mother has little interest. After his graduation in 1961, his mother takes him to Vienna. At the same time, his mother begins writing A Sexual Suspect. After Jenny and Garp return to Steering, Garp marries Helen, the wrestling coach's daughter, begins his family—he a struggling writer, she a teacher of English.

The publication of A Sexual Suspect makes his mother famous. She becomes a feminist icon, because feminists view her book as a manifesto of a woman who does not care to bind herself to a man, who chooses to raise a child on her own, she nurtures and supports women traumatized by men, among them the Ellen Jamesians, a group of women named after an eleven-year-old girl whose tongue was cut off by her rapists to silence her. The members of the group cut off their own tongues in solidarity with the girl. Garp becomes a devoted parent, wrestling with anxiety for the safety of his children and a desire to keep them safe from the dangers of the world, he and his family experience dark and violent events through which the characters change and grow. Garp learns from the women in his life, who are struggling to become more tolerant in the face of intolerance; the story contains a great deal of "lunacy and sorrow". The novel contains several framed narratives: Garp's first piece of fiction, a short story entitled "The Pension Grillparzer".

The book contains some motifs that appear in some, but not all, John Irving novels: bears, New England, hotels, a person who prefers abstinence over sex. And, like nearly all of Irving's novels, it features a complex Dickensian plot which spans the protagonist's whole life. Adultery plays a large part, culminating in one of the novel's most harrowing and memorable scenes. John Irving's mother, Frances Winslow, had not been married at the time of his conception, Irving never met his biological father; as a child, he was not told anything about his father, he baited his mother that unless she gave him some information about his biological father, in his writing he would invent the father and the circumstances of how she got pregnant. Winslow would reply, "Go ahead, dear."In 1981, Time magazine quoted the novelist's mother as saying, "There are parts of Garp that are too explicit for me." New York Times book review, by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, April 13, 1978 John Irving discusses The World According to Garp on the BBC World Book Club Photos of the first edition of The World According to Garp

Credence (film)

Credence is a 2015 British Sci-fi film written and directed by Mike Buonaiuto. It stars Anthony Topham and Tia Kenny. Credence is the story of a family of two torn gay fathers, who sacrifice their lives to save their daughter in the last evacuation from the Earth, before its devastation. Credence is challenging standard LGBT portrayal in films, follows Buonaiuto's previous campaigns #LoveAlwaysWins and Invisible Parents. Credence premiered on 17 May 2015 at the Prince Charles Cinema. Credence portrays a family torn apart during the last evacuation on earth after violent storms have made continued survival on the planet impossible. Hope has been found in the form of new worlds that support human life, however due to limited rocket capacity and life expectancy only children are permitted to evacuate, then only the rich have ended up getting tickets. Two fathers decide to make the ultimate sacrifice, to ensure the survival of their daughter, the entire human race; the preview production for the film began in early 2014.

The Director described his concept as “a universal message that in any kind of tragedy it's important that couples come together and support one another,”. Filming took place in a house on the coast of Norfolk. On 13 July 2014, a crowdfunding campaign was launched on Indiegogo to support film production; the campaign raised £6,000 in three days, by the end it had £22,189. Filming began on 8 January 2015, was finished 4 days later. Richie Stephens as Luis Alex Hammond as Scott Anthony Topham as John Tia Kenny as Ellie The soundtrack features the score, composed by James Maloney, a song by Craig Sutherland. Official Website

Black River (Arkansas–Missouri)

The Black River is a tributary of the White River, about 300 miles long, in southeastern Missouri and northeastern Arkansas in the United States. Via the White River, it is part of the Mississippi River watershed. Black River Technical College is named for the river; the river was so named on account of the black tint of its water. The Black River rises in Missouri as three streams: The East Fork Black River rises in Iron County and flows southwardly, through Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park where the Taum Sauk pumped storage plant Upper Reservoir dam breach caused severe damage to the park. A dam on the East Fork forms the Taum Sauk Lower Reservoir which holds water, pumped to the Upper Reservoir; the Middle Fork Black River is formed by a confluence of creeks in the Mark Twain National Forest in northern Reynolds County and flows southeastwardly. The West Fork Black River is formed by a confluence of creeks in the Mark Twain National Forest in western Reynolds County and flows eastwardly, past the town of Centerville.

The headwaters forks converge near Lesterville, the Black River flows southwardly through Reynolds and Butler Counties in Missouri. In its lowermost course the river is used to define the boundary between Independence and Jackson Counties, it flows past the towns of Mill Spring and Poplar Bluff in Missouri. It joins the White River at Arkansas. A U. S. Army Corps of Engineers dam in Wayne County, causes the river to form Clearwater Lake. In Arkansas, the Black River is joined by the Little Black River, the Current River, the Spring River and the Strawberry River. Mayberry Branch is a tributary in Missouri. List of Arkansas rivers List of Missouri rivers U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Clearwater Lake website at the Library of Congress Web Archives

Welcome to the Freak Show

Welcome to the Freak Show is the name of a live audio and video recording by DC Talk. Chronicling the Jesus Freak Tour in the spring of 1996, they were released separately two months apart in 1997 on CD and VHS, respectively. A DVD version was released in 2003; each version has been certified gold by the RIAA. Track listings differ between the two. Select videos included a bonus audio disc that remains one of the rarest recordings in the DC Talk catalog; the audio version won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album. VHS June 17, 1997 CD August 26, 1997 DVD October 21, 2003 Jesus Freak released in November 1995 to first-week sales of 85,000 units, a record for a Christian album at the time; this placed it at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 chart. Anticipation was high for the scheduled 65-city tour set to begin in the Spring of 1996, but DC Talk's record label, ForeFront Records launched a massive marketing blitz to increase awareness; the tour debuted to a sold-out crowd at the Bren Center on the University of California Irvine campus.

It included stops in several European countries. Audio Adrenaline opened for DC Talk on the tour; the audio version was recorded in the Pacific Northwest, more in Portland and Tacoma, Washington, as evidenced by the band dialogue in several places, such as following "Like It, Love It, Need It". Of notable absence is "Just Between You and Me", the album's biggest mainstream hit; this song's rise on the Billboard charts was a result of the partnership with Virgin Records that came after the close of the tour. "Between You and Me" was not played until the last dates of the tour, after this recording had taken place. The audio recording was awarded the 1997 Grammy Award for "Best Rock Gospel Album", it was certified gold by the RIAA on October 25, 2000. "Help!" "So Help Me God" "Luv Is a Verb" "Colored People" "Like It, Love It, Need It" "What If I Stumble" "In the Light" "Mind's Eye" "Day by Day" "Walls/Time Is..." "Alas, My Love" "The Hardway" "Jesus Freak" The video was filmed in a variety of U. S. locations.

This is evidenced by the band members wearing different clothes within the same songs. Footage was spliced together; as with the audio version, dc Talk's mainstream hit "Between You and Me" had yet to be added to the set list at the time of recording. "Jesus Is Just Alright" and "It's the End of the World as We Know It" were left off the video recording due to time constraints. The video, added short segments between songs that were filmed at various stops in Europe; the video was certified gold by the RIAA on March 2, 1998. The DVD has the main feature of the VHS versions but adds the following bonus features: "Jesus Freak" "Just Between You and Me" "Colored People" Included with an select number of videos in 1997 was a four-song bonus disc; the cover reads "Limited Edition EP" although is more called the "Freak Show Bonus Disc" among collectors of dc Talk's more rare releases. It contains the rare release of "Colored People". "In the Light" "Day by Day" "Colored People" "What Have We Become?" dc Talk Toby McKeehanvocals Michael Tait – vocals Kevin Max – vocalsLive band Jason Halbertkeyboard, organ Otto Pricebass Mark Townsend – guitar Brent Barcus – guitar Will Dentondrums Marvin Sims – percussionProduction Jeff Boggs – editing Dan Brock – executive producer Stan Coty – assistant engineer Tom Davis – art direction Eddie DeGarmo – executive producer John Hampton – mixing Joe Hayden – assistant engineer Louis Leluca – photography Toby McKeehan – producer, mixing Martha Neumann – photography Damon Riley – editing assistant Tim Roberge – engineer Tim Roberts – assistant engineer Kevin Max Smith – poetry, art direction Robert Tassi – engineer Erik Wolf – mastering

Laverne Lewycky

Laverne M. Lewycky is a Canadian politician and a former New Democratic Party member of the House of Commons of Canada, he was a professor of communication studies. He served as an executive assistant and consultant to governments and other organizations by career, he represented Manitoba's Dauphin electoral district for one term in the 32nd Canadian Parliament. Following two attempts at the riding in 1974 and 1979, he succeeded in the 1980 federal election, his political portfolio was multiculturalism. Lewycky served on Constitution Committee, Special Parliamentary Committee on Participation of Visible Minorities in Canadian Society, standing committees on management and members' services and elections, miscellaneous estimates as well as the Special Joint Committee on Official Languages, his private member's bill changed the name of the riding from Dauphin to Dauphin-Swan River. Lewycky left national politics to do doctoral studies after the 1984 election. Professionally, as an educator, Lewycky has been a university and college professor teaching in Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick.

As a consultant, he has worked as an internal communications advisor and an advanced communications officer with various federal government departments such as Health Canada and Canada Revenue Agency. As a public speaker, he has been a Dale Carnegie Public Speaking Courses instructor in Winnipeg and Montreal. Additionally, he has served as a distinguished toastmaster in New Brunswick and Ontario, he works out of Dauphin, Manitoba. Educationally, he graduated from the Dauphin Technical Institute, he graduated from the University of Manitoba with his B. A. and M. A. degrees. He has done doctoral studies at Carleton University and Providence Seminary, he has published various chapters in books and peer-reviewed journals in the area of multiculturalism. He was a Parliamentary Committee Member that authored the milestone report, Equality Now! He served as a consultant for the Standing Committee on Multiculturalism that produced Multiculturalism: Building the Canadian Mosaic; as an ordained minister, Lewycky has served congregations in Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick.

Inter-denominationally, he has provided pulpit supply, been an officiant for baptisms and funerals. He has served as a guest speaker, his leadership as a multicultural Ukrainian-Canadian has been pictured and cited in The Ukrainian Canadians: a History by Michael H. Marunchak

Precautionary statement

In United States safety standards, precautionary statements are sentences providing information on potential hazards, proper procedures. They are used in situations from consumer product on labels and manuals, to descriptions of physical activities. Various methods are used to bring focus to them, such as setting apart from normal text, graphic icons, changes in text's font and color. Texts will clarify the types of statements and their meanings within the text. Common precautionary statements are described below. See ANSI Z535. Danger statements are a description of situations where an immediate hazard will cause death or serious injury to workers and/or the general public if not avoided; this designation is to be used only in extreme situations. ANSI Z535.5 Definition: "Indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. The signal word "DANGER" is to be limited to the most extreme situations. DANGER should not be used for property damage hazards unless personal injury risk appropriate to these levels is involved."OSHA 1910.145 Definition: "Shall be used in major hazard situations where an immediate hazard presents a threat of death or serious injury to employees.

Danger tags shall be used only in these situations." Warning statements are a description of a situation where a hazardous condition exists that could result in the death or serious injury of workers and/or the general public if not avoided. ANSI Z535.5 Definition: "Indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. WARNING should not be used for property damage hazards unless personal injury risk appropriate to this level is involved."OSHA 1910.145 Definition: "May be used to represent a hazard level between "Caution" and "Danger," instead of the required "Caution" tag, provided that they have a signal word of "Warning," an appropriate major message, otherwise meet the general tag criteria of paragraph of this section." Caution statements are a description of situations where a non-immediate or potential hazard presents a lesser threat of injury that could result in minor or moderate injuries to workers and/or the general public. ANSI Z535.5 Definition: "Indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury."OSHA 1910.145 Definition: "Shall be used in minor hazard situations where a non-immediate or potential hazard or unsafe practice presents a lesser threat of employee injury."

Notice statements are a description of situations where a non-immediate or potential hazard presents a risk to damage of property and equipment. May be used to indicate important operational characteristics. There is attention symbol present in this situation. ANSI Z535.5 Definition: "Indicates information considered important but not hazard related. The safety alert symbol shall not be used with this signal word. For environmental/facility signs, NOTICE is the choice of signal word for messages relating to property damage, security and housekeeping rules."OSHA 1910.145 Definition: None