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Time (magazine)

Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City. It was founded in 1923 and for many years it was run by its influential co-founder Henry Luce. A European edition is published in London and covers the Middle East, and, since 2003, Latin America. An Asian edition is based in Hong Kong; the South Pacific edition, which covers Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, is based in Sydney. In December 2008, Time discontinued publishing a Canadian advertiser edition. Time has the world's largest circulation for a weekly news magazine; the print edition has a readership of 26 million. In mid-2012, its circulation was over 3 million, which fell to 2 million by late 2017. Published by Time Inc. since November 2018 Time has been published by TIME USA, LLC, owned by Marc Benioff who acquired it from Meredith Corporation two months earlier. Time magazine was created in 1923 by Briton Hadden and Henry Luce, making it the first weekly news magazine in the United States.

The two had worked together as chairman and managing editor of the Yale Daily News. They first called the proposed magazine Facts, they wanted to emphasize brevity. They changed the name to Time and used the slogan "Take Time – It's Brief". Hadden was liked to tease Luce, he saw Time as important, but fun, which accounted for its heavy coverage of celebrities and politicians, the entertainment industry and pop culture, criticizing it as too light for serious news. It set out to tell the news through people, for many decades through the late 1960s, the magazine's cover depicted a single person. More Time has incorporated "People of the Year" issues which grew in popularity over the years. Notable mentions of them were Steve Jobs, etc.. The first issue of Time was published on March 3, 1923, featuring Joseph G. Cannon, the retired Speaker of the House of Representatives, on its cover. 1, including all of the articles and advertisements contained in the original, was included with copies of the February 28, 1938 issue as a commemoration of the magazine's 15th anniversary.

The cover price was 15¢. On Hadden's death in 1929, Luce became the dominant man at Time and a major figure in the history of 20th-century media. According to Time Inc.: The Intimate History of a Publishing Enterprise 1972–2004 by Robert Elson, "Roy Edward Larsen was to play a role second only to Luce's in the development of Time Inc". In his book, The March of Time, 1935–1951, Raymond Fielding noted that Larsen was "originally circulation manager and general manager of Time publisher of Life, for many years president of Time Inc. and in the long history of the corporation the most influential and important figure after Luce". Around the time they were raising $100,000 from wealthy Yale alumni such as Henry P. Davison, partner of J. P. Morgan & Co. publicity man Martin Egan and J. P. Morgan & Co. banker Dwight Morrow, Henry Luce, Briton Hadden hired Larsen in 1922 – although Larsen was a Harvard graduate and Luce and Hadden were Yale graduates. After Hadden died in 1929, Larsen purchased 550 shares of Time Inc. using money he obtained from selling RKO stock which he had inherited from his father, the head of the Benjamin Franklin Keith theatre chain in New England.

However, after Briton Hadden's death, the largest Time, Inc. stockholder was Henry Luce, who ruled the media conglomerate in an autocratic fashion, "at his right hand was Larsen", Time's second-largest stockholder, according to Time Inc.: The Intimate History of a Publishing Enterprise 1923–1941. In 1929, Roy Larsen was named a Time Inc. director and vice president. J. P. Morgan retained a certain control through two directorates and a share of stocks, both over Time and Fortune. Other shareholders were the New York Trust Company; the Time Inc. stock owned by Luce at the time of his death was worth about $109 million, it had been yielding him a yearly dividend of more than $2.4 million, according to Curtis Prendergast's The World of Time Inc.: The Intimate History of a Changing Enterprise 1957–1983. The Larsen family's Time stock was worth around $80 million during the 1960s, Roy Larsen was both a Time Inc. director and the chairman of its executive committee serving as Time's vice chairman of the board until the middle of 1979.

According to the September 10, 1979, issue of The New York Times, "Mr. Larsen was the only employee in the company's history given an exemption from its policy of mandatory retirement at age 65." After Time magazine began publishing its weekly issues in March 1923, Roy Larsen was able to increase its circulation by using U. S. radio and movie theaters around the world. It promoted both Time magazine and U. S. political and corporate interests. According to The March of Time, as early as 1924, Larsen had brought Time into the infant radio business with the broadcast of a 15-minute sustaining quiz show entitled Pop Question which survived until 1925". In 1928, Larsen "undertook the weekly broadcast of a 10-minute programme series of brief news summaries, drawn from current issues of Time magazine, broadcast over 33 stations throughout the United States". Larsen next arranged for a 30-minute radio program, The March of Time, to be broadcast over CBS, beginning on March 6, 1931; each week, the program presented a dramatisation of the week's news for its listeners, thus Time magazine itself was brought "to the attention of millions unaware of its existence", according to Time Inc

Leptosiphon liniflorus

Leptosiphon liniflorus is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name narrowflower flaxflower. It is native to the western United States from Washington and Idaho, through Oregon and Nevada, across California, it grows below 1,700 metres, in many types of habitats, including chaparral, oak woodland, yellow pine forest, on serpentine soils. Leptosiphon liniflorus is an annual herb producing a thin stem 10–50 centimetres tall; the leaves are divided into needle-like linear lobes each up to 3 cm in length. The inflorescence is an open array of funnel-shaped, with purple-veined white flowers having corolla lobes each up to 1 centimetre long; the bloom period is April to June. Calflora Database: Leptosiphon liniflorus Jepson Manual eFlora treatment of Leptosiphon liniflorus UC CalPhotos gallery: Leptosiphon liniflorus

Freezer Burn (novel)

Freezer Burn is a 1999 crime novel by American writer Joe R. Lansdale. Down on his luck, loser, Bill Roberts tries his hand at robbing the fireworks stand across the road from his house. Things don't go well, he escapes with his life into an East Texas swamp. A day his head swollen with insect bites, he stumbles into a low rent traveling freak show carnival, his appearance allows him to fit in, seeing no other way to escape his predicament, he joins the group and travels with them putting on shows. Befriended by the group's leader, John Frost, who has a dead twin's arm attached to his chest, Bill soon has eyes for John's luscious wife Gidget who is, besides Bill, the only non-freak among them; the show's main attraction is the mysterious Iceman. Soon Frost trusts Bill with running the Iceman act; as Bill gets closer to Gidget, he soon realizes she has plans of her own, remaining the wife of a sideshow freak isn't one of them. This book was published both as a limited edition by Crossroads Press and as a trade hardcover by Mysterious Press.

It has been re-issued as a trade paperback by several different publishing houses. The author's official website

James Franklin Record

James Franklin Record was a pastor, school teacher, President of Pikeville Collegiate Institute, Pikeville College. Record was born to James Elliot Record in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, he had seven brothers and five sisters. Record attended the country school until high school and he began teaching about this time. During the winter terms he would teach and in the fall and spring terms attend Cochranton High School in Cochranton, Pennsylvania. After high school, Record attended Edinboro State Normal School. While a student there, he taught at Geneva and Deckard's run, he became principal of a two-room public school in Geneva. After teaching Geneva for a year and still before finishing up at the Normal School, Record he went to Minnesota at the request of a friend, a county Superintendent of schools, he spent one spring and a summer there before returning to Pennsylvania to be principle of the high school in Cooperstown, Pennsylvania. In December 1885, Record married Margaret E. Bell; some years they gave birth to a daughter named Alice Record.

When Alice grew up, she attended Pikeville Collegiate Institute as a student under her father. After finishing up at Cooperstown in May and his wife spent six weeks in Edinsboro until returning to Cooperstown that following September; the next year, Cochran secured a position at Deckard's Run. Other than teaching, he and his wife did some religious work in Pennsylvania; the family lived at Cooperstown for less than two years before Record became pastor in Kasota, Minnesota. On a visit to North Dakota for a job interview, Record met Dr. Fulton, a member of the Board of Trustees of Pikeville Collegiate Institute in Pikeville, Kentucky; the ultimate result of that meeting was Record accepting the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church of Pikeville and principalship of the Pikeville Collegiate Institute in 1899. According to books in the Special Collections Room of the University of Pikeville, Record is best remembered for all of his faith in the institution, for the growth of Pikeville College and education in Pike County.

He is said to have inspired many local youth to become teachers. During the summer of 1905, Record received a Ph. D. degree. He taught the science of government and mathematics at the Institute, his influence in the local public schools was widespread and extended to a number of mountain counties. During Record's first term at Pikeville, he established a training school for teachers, built a women's dormitory, organized the first Alumni organization. In 1909, the School Catalogue first carries the name “Pikeville College”. In 1911, Record left Pikeville to become the Educational Superintendent of the Sabbath School, run by the Presbyterian Church in Michigan. In 1915, Record resumed his post as president of Pikeville. During his term, the college gymnasium opened, the first basketball game was played, the first Junior College Graduation was held, the administration building opened and the Wickham Hall opened. Record retired from Pikeville due to the declining health of his wife, he died in 1935. In 1962, Pikeville College dedicated Record Memorial Hall in his memory.

Record is remembered for a sermon that he delivered to students in the chapel, which closed with the words: That is a mistaken notion of life preparation that counts the results of it only in dollars and cents. That sees in it only a commercial value, that looks upon it only as a means to an end, that end the accumulation of wealth; the highest ideal of life is not what I can get out of the world and the people in it, but what can I give to the world and to its people. Record, Margaret; the Beginning of Pikeville College. Pikeville, Kentucky: Pikeville College Printing Press. J. H Dotson, ed.. The Highlander 1933. Pikeville College Printing Press. Smith, Bess Vineyard; the Life and Works of Dr. James F. record. Lexington, Kentucky: University of Kentucky. Kinder, Alice. Pikeville College Looks to the Hills 1899-1911. Pikeville, Kentucky: Pikeville College Printing Press. Elkins, Stella, Marion. First 75 Years. Pikeville, Kentucky: Pikeville College Printing Press. No Author; the Greater Worth. Pikeville, Kentucky: Pikeville College Printing Press

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a 1978 parody film produced by J. Stephen Peace and John DeBello, directed by John DeBello based upon an original idea by Costa Dillon; the screenplay was written by Dillon, DeBello. The film is a spoof of B movies. Made on a budget less than US$100,000 the story involves tomatoes becoming sentient by unknown means and revolting against humanity; the success of the film led to three sequels, all co-written by the same three writers and directed by DeBello. The film opens with a scroll saying that when Alfred Hitchcock's film The Birds was released, audiences laughed at the notion of birds revolting against humanity, but when an attack perpetrated by birds occurred in 1975, no one laughed; this is followed by a pre credits sequence of a tomato rising out of a woman's garbage disposal. Her puzzlement turns into terror. Following the credits, the police investigate her death. One officer discovers that the red substance with which she is covered is not blood, but tomato juice.

A series of attacks perpetrated by tomatoes occurs. While the President's press secretary Jim Richardson tries to convince the public that no credible threat exists, the President puts together a team of specialists to stop the tomatoes, led by a man named Mason Dixon. Dixon's team includes Sam Smith, a disguise expert, seen at various points dressed as, among other things, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler. Smith is sent out to infiltrate the tomatoes at a campfire blowing his cover while eating a hotdog and asking if anyone could "pass the ketchup." Colburn and Gretta are sent to sectors. Meanwhile, the President sends Richardson to the fictitious ad agency Mind Makers, where executive Ted Swan spends huge amounts of money to develop worthless ploys, including a bumper sticker with "STP" for "Stop Tomato Program" on it, a satirical reference to both the real "whip inflation now" campaign with its ridiculed "WIN" slogan and STP motor oil decals and bumper stickers which were commonplace in the 1970s.

A human is revealed to be plotting to stop Dixon when a masked assassin attempts to shoot him, but misses. A senate subcommittee meeting is held where one secret pamphlet is leaked to a newspaper editor, who sends Lois Fairchild on the story. While she tails Finletter, he mistakes her for a spy and trashes a hotel room attempting to kill her, he chases the assassin as the masked man fails again to kill Dixon, but loses him. Gretta is killed and further regression has led leaders to bring in tanks and soldiers to the West Coast in a battle that leaves the American forces in shambles. Dixon, walking among the rubble, decides to investigate, he ends up being chased by a killer tomato to an apartment where an oblivious child is listening to the radio. The tomato is about to kill Dixon, but flies out the window. Dixon peers out to see if it has died, he spots the assassin hijacking his car, he chases the assassin in a "slow car chase". Dixon is knocked out by his own car. Awakening, Dixon finds himself captured by Richardson.

Though he did not create the killer tomatoes, he has discovered how to control them and plans to do so once civilization has collapsed - leaving him in control. He is about to reveal his secret of control to Dixon when Finletter charges in and runs him through with his sword. Dixon, picking up some strewn records, realizes that he has seen the tomatoes retreat at the sound of the song "Puberty Love", but had not put two and two together until now, he orders Finletter to bring them to the stadium. Finletter remarks that "only crazy people" are left in the nearly deserted city, resulting in a motley assortment of people in costumes facing the attacking tomatoes at the stadium; the tomatoes are cornered in a stadium. "Puberty Love" is played over the loudspeaker, causing the tomatoes to shrink and allowing the various people at the stadium to squash them by stomping on them repeatedly. Fairchild, meanwhile, is cornered by a giant tomato wearing earmuffs, hence cannot hear the music. Dixon saves her by showing the tomato the sheet music to "Puberty Love".

He professes his love in song. The film ends with a carrot that rises from the soil and says, "All right, you guys. They're gone now." The film contains the first screen appearance of Dana Ashbrook aged 10 or 11, as Boy on Boat. The finished film contains footage of a real helicopter crash. In a scene showing law enforcement officers firing their weapons to ward off tomatoes in a field, a $60,000 Hiller Aircraft UH-12E, rented for the production was supposed to have landed in the tomato patch behind the officers, but during the landing, its tail rotor struck the ground, causing the craft to spin out of control near the ground, roll over, burst into flames; the helicopter pilot escaped without serious injury. The crash was caught on film; the crash was worked into the film. The theme song, written by DeBello, describes the tomatoes' rampages through the world, describing that they have killed a man named Herman Farbage while he was taking out the garbage, that the mayor is on vacation to get out of stopping them, that they have scared off the National Guard, that they have eaten the narrator's sister.

This theme song is used


In Celtic polytheism, Belisama was a goddess worshipped in Gaul. She is identified with Minerva in the interpretatio romana; the etymology of her name has been taken to translate to "brightest one", i.e. containing a superlative suffix -isama attached to the root bel "bright". But the root bel has been interpreted differently, e.g. as bel "strong". A Gaulish inscription found at Vaison-la-Romaine in Provence shows that a nemeton was dedicated to her: СΕΓΟΜΑΡΟС/ ΟΥΙΛΛΟΝΕΟС/ ΤΟΟΥΤΙΟΥС/ ΝΑΜΑΥСΑΤΙС/ ΕΙѠΡΟΥ ΒΗΛΗ/СΑΜΙ СΟСΙΝ/ ΝΕΜΗΤΟΝ Segomaros Ouilloneos tooutious Namausatis eiōrou Bēlēsami sosin nemēton "Segomarus Uilloneos, citizen of Namausus, dedicated this sanctuary to Belesama"The identification with Minerva in Gallo-Roman religion is established in a Latin inscription from Saint-Lizier, Ariège department: Minervae / Belisamae / sacrum / Q Valerius / Montan / x vThe French toponyms Beleymas and Bellême are based on the theonym; the presence of the goddess in Britain is more difficult to establish.

Based on Ptolemy listing a "Belisama estuary", River Ribble in England seems to have been known by the name Belisama in Roman times. However, it is said to be the name of the River Mersey. Belisama: a Gaulish and Brythonic goddess