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The Talk of the Town (1918 film)

The Talk of the Town is a 1918 American silent comedy film directed by Allen Holubar and featuring Lon Chaney. As described in a film magazine, Genevra French has been raised without knowledge of worldly affairs, she convinces a family friend, Lawrence Tabor, to marry her and tells her husband that she has married him only so that she may see the spicy side of life, which she proceeds to do. Her husband gives her a free rein, by this method convinces her that what she is doing is wrong, she becomes the kind of wife she should be, bringing happiness to both her husband. Dorothy Phillips as Genevra French George Fawcett as Major French Clarissa Selwynne as Aunt Harriet William Stowell as Lawrence Tabor Lon Chaney as Jack Lanchome Gloria Joy as Genevra, age 5 Like many American films of the time, The Talk of the Town was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors required a cut, in Reel 2, of four intertitles "Perhaps we should tell Genevra everything", "Genevra will learn of life when she marries", "And instead of a beautiful thing, nature becomes a hideous, alluring mystery", "I never pretended to be a saint — you knew what it meant to play with me", first two kissing scenes before young woman locks herself in room, first two scenes of woman struggling in man's arms in second room.

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2012 Norwegian Air Force C-130 crash

On 15 March 2012, a C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft of the Royal Norwegian Air Force crashed into the western face of Mount Kebnekaise near Kiruna, Sweden. All five people on board were killed. Swedish air traffic control had given the crew a clearance that placed them outside controlled airspace and below the altitude of the surrounding terrain, a circumstance that went unnoticed to the crew. Contributing to the accident was the pilots' decision to configure the aircraft in tactical mode, despite not conducting a tactical operation. In this mode, the aircraft's terrain warning system was inhibited, meaning the pilots were not alerted to the risk of collision with terrain; the plane left Evenes Airport at 13:40 and was scheduled to arrive at Kiruna Airport at 14:30. The aircraft was participating in the "Cold Response" military exercise, which involved forces from Germany, Canada, France, the Netherlands and the United States; the aircraft appeared to have flown straight onto the edge of the western wall of Kebnekaise, Sweden's highest mountain.

According to a police spokesperson, the aircraft exploded after crashing, setting off an avalanche. Human remains were found in the avalanche area; the radar plots show the aircraft maintained a straight course over the last 50 km of the flight until impact, in line with the planned route. The plots did not indicate tactical low-level flying, although, an optional plan for part of the route if weather conditions allowed. Just prior to the crash, Swedish air traffic controllers at Kiruna cleared the Hercules to descend to 7,000 feet; this altitude is just 20 meters above the height of the top of the Kebnekaise mountain. The altitudes for the continuous radar plots remained in the possession of the accident investigation board and were not released; the aircraft involved was a Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules as 5630, a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. It was the last of four such planes acquired by the Norwegian military between 2008 and 2010 and was named Siv; the commander, 42-year-old Ståle Garberg, had 6229 flight hours, while the first officer, 46-year-old Truls Audun Ørpen, had 3286 flight hours.

Both were considered to be experienced airmen. A total of five people were aboard the aircraft. All of them were Royal Norwegian Air Force officers and "among the most experienced" in the Norwegian military, according to the head of the Norwegian Armed Forces; the names of the missing were released by the military on 16 March 2012. 13:40 The Norwegian Hercules plane takes off from Evenes in northern Norway, destination Kiruna, Sweden. 14:43 Radio contact with the plane. 14:5x The Kiruna Airport control tower had radio contact with the plane shortly before the last radar observation. The exact time and details or transcripts of this conversation were not published during the investigation. 14:56 Last radar observation of the aircraft just west of the 6950 feet high Kebnekaise mountain peaks, by civilian radar at 7200 feet. Military radar at Sørreisa registered last altitude at 7600 feet at about the same time. Following the accident, a search effort led by Swedish rescue service was launched, but was hampered by snow and cloud cover, impeding helicopter reconnaissance.

Around 4 pm Central European Time on 16 March, a Norwegian P-3 Orion aircraft participating in the search spotted an orange or red object on the ground in the Kebnekaise mountain range. Danish helicopters attempted to locate and identify the object, but due to the weather conditions, the search was called off before any finds were made. Thousands of pieces of wreckage and debris were located at the site identified by the Orion aircraft; some of the parts showed burn smelled of kerosene. Footage recorded by the Orion plane showed what appeared to be soot and ashes spread over the side of the mountain. Through the use of search dogs, human remains were discovered and relocated for DNA testing, subsequently on 17 March the search for survivors was called off since it was believed that all five people on board had been killed and the aircraft destroyed. Efforts were refocused on an accident investigation; the ongoing investigation is headed by the Swedish Accident Investigation Authority with participation of the Norwegian Accident Investigation Board.

The aircraft is considered to have been destroyed by the impact and the following explosion, on 22 March work began on moving debris from the temporary investigative base in Nikkaluokta near the crash site to an aircraft hangar at Kiruna Airport, but efforts were still being hampered by adverse weather and the discovery of further cracks in the glacier on which the debris is located. In August 2012 both the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder were found and flown to the United Kingdom where experts at the Air Accidents Investigation Branch are aiding local authorities in salvaging data from the two recorders as Sweden does not have the expertise to handle flight recorders as damaged as the ones found in the wreckage. By 3 October 2012 NRK reported that data from the flight recorders had been downloaded, preliminary results have indicated that the terrain warning system was set for landing, so no warning was given before impact; the accident report was delayed, but was released by the Swedish Accident Investigation Authority on 22 October 2013 stating: The accident was caused by the crew on HAZE 01 not noticing the shortcomings in the clearances issued by the air traffic controllers and to the risks of following these clearances, which resu

Patricia Clark

Patricia Clark is an American poet and professor. Patricia Clark was raised in Washington, she earned degrees in Creative English. Her B. A. is economics. Clark is Poet-in-Residence and Professor in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, she is the author of five books of poetry. The Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan from 2005-2007, Clark was invited with two other poets to open the Library of Congress's noon reading series in Washington, D. C. in fall 2005. Patricia did residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Slate and North American Review. Sunday Rising received a positive review in Colorado Review; the Canopy Sunday Rising She Walks Into the Sea My Father on a Bicycle North of Wondering Wreath for the Red Admiral ISBN 978-1365120640 Clark, Patricia. "Department of Writing". Grand Valley State University. Grand Valley State University. Retrieved June 25, 2019.

Clark, Patricia. "Author's Website". Patricia Clark. Patricia Clark. Retrieved 25 June 2019

Kick In (1922 film)

Kick In is a 1922 American silent crime drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky, distributed by Paramount Pictures, starring Betty Compson, Bert Lytell. The picture was directed by George Fitzmaurice, who directed a 1917 film version of the story. Both films are based on Willard Mack's 1913 play, produced on Broadway in 1914 starring John Barrymore; the supporting cast features Charles Ogle, who had played the first screen Frankenstein's monster in the original 1910 version of Frankenstein. A 1931 sound film version was produced with Clara Bow playing Molly; as described in a film publication, Chick Hewes decides to go straight after being released from Sing Sing, is anxious to keep his younger brother Benny and his young wife from a life of crime. Chick loses it when he is hounded by the police. Jerry, the son of District Attorney Brandon, while driving with his sister runs over and kills a child in the slum, the police let him go. Chick vows to see. Intending to crack Brandon's safe, Chick arrives at the residence.

Brandon's wife travels with a fast set, much to the disgust of their daughter Molly returned from her convent school. Jimmy Monahan, a politician, has eyes for Molly, making dancer Frou Frou jealous. Jerry needs Chick sees the youngster pocket cash and gems. Jerry is holding Chick with his gun when Molly appears, Chick tells her what has happened. Jerry Chick hides. Chick sees Frou Frou shoot Jimmy in a fit of jealous rage, Chick holds her until the police arrive. Jerry attempts to frame Chick by placing the loot in his pocket, but Molly sees this and denounces her brother. John Stephens, a western lumber man, offers Chick a job. Chick finds his brother Benny in the next room has been shot. Benny had come to steal. Chick has the gang remove the body. Detective Fogarty tries to arrest Chick, but Molly explains everything to her father, who orders Chick released. Chick marries Molly. Betty Compson as Molly Brandon Bert Lytell as Chick Hewes May McAvoy as Myrtle Gareth Hughes as Benny Robert Agnew as Jerry Brandon John Miltern as District Attorney Brandon Charles A. Stevenson as Hansom Jed Prouty as Jimmy Monahan Charles Ogle as John Stephens Kathleen Clifford as Frou Frou Mayme Kelso Walter Long as Whip Fogarty Carlton S. King as Diggs Murphy After considered a lost film for decades, a print of this film was discovered at the Gosfilmofond archive in Moscow.

A restored copy was gifted to the Library of Congress in 2010. Japanese movie magazine Kinema Junpō suggests that Yasujirō Ozu's first film as director, Blade of Penitence draws from both Kick In and Les Misérables for its basic theme, that of an ex-convict trying to go straight but prevented by circumstances from doing so. Blade of Penitence was a studio assignment. List of rediscovered films Kick In on IMDb Kick In at the TCM Movie Database Synopsis at AllMovie Poster and lobby card to the film: lobby card, poster Vertical oriented poster

Lost Land of the Tiger

Lost Land of the Tiger is a three-part nature documentary series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit which follows a scientific expedition to the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. The expedition team is made up of specialist zoologists and the BBC crew. Together, they explore wilderness areas from the lowland jungles to high-altitude slopes, in search of rare animals and plants; the focus of the expedition is to investigate the status of the tiger in Bhutan, where little is known of the cat's distribution or population density. Evidence of a healthy population of tigers would elevate Bhutan's importance as a sanctuary for this endangered species, it would support tiger conservationist Dr. Alan Rabinowitz's proposal for a vast protected corridor linking the fragmented pockets of tiger habitat which lie to the south of the Himalayas; the expedition is notable for claiming to obtain the first footage of tigers living at 4,000 metres in the high Himalayas. The BBC footage shows a female tiger lactating and scent-marking, followed a few days by a male tiger responding, suggesting that the cats could be breeding at this altitude.

Anecdotal sightings from Bhutanese mountain villagers suggested tigers were capable of visiting such heights, but it was not known whether they were living and breeding there. The footage was obtained using remote camera traps; this discovery increases the known range of viable tiger habitat. The camera traps recorded footage of other seen forest creatures, including Indian wild dogs, Asian elephants and leopard cats; the series was broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom on three consecutive nights, starting on 21 September 2010. The presenters were Gordon Buchanan, Justine Evans and Dr. George McGavin. Lost Land of the Tiger was the fourth of the BBC Natural History Unit's "Expedition" series, following Expedition Borneo and Lost Land of the Jaguar and Lost Land of the Volcano. Wildlife of Bhutan Lost Land of the Tiger at BBC Programmes Lost Land Of The Tiger: Filming in Bhutan - BBC blog post by Gordon Buchanan