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Tony Stonem

Anthony "Tony" Stonem is a fictional character from the British television series Skins. He is the protagonist of the second series. Portrayed by Nicholas Hoult, the character was created by Bryan Elsley. In the first series finale, he is hit by a bus, leading to a trauma-related subplot in the second series; the character is considered an antihero, in some respects his actions are antagonistic due to his antisocial tendencies. However, this changes in the second series after he becomes a victim of a subdural hematoma and, as a result, becomes more vulnerable. Hoult, along with the other starring actors of the first two series, departed the show after its second season; the character was subsequently alluded to in episodes of the third and fourth series, which centred on Tony's sister Effy, played by Kaya Scodelario. In the 2011 North American adaptation of the show, Tony is played by actor James Newman, the character's surname is changed to Schneider. Tony appears to be a handsome and academically gifted young man, with a typical English middle-class background.

He plays cruel games with his family and friends, in particular those closest to him, his girlfriend Michelle and best friend Sid. In "Sid", he displays his love for "control and manipulation" and fondness for the unpredictability of the universe, comparing the lives of those around to him to the functions of subatomic particles. In the Unseen Skins episode "The Cat & The Duck", Michelle characterises Tony as like ice, "cold and transparent."Tony's sexual encounters are vast. In "Michelle", Jal Fazer is able to recall a long list of his conquests. Michelle puts to Abigail Stock that he "fucks everyone... including boys." In "Maxxie & Anwar", Tony attempts an oral tryst with his gay friend Maxxie. Tony does not specify a sexual orientation but he says to Maxxie that he wants "to try something new". In a psychology lesson, he equates sex with power and his lust for both is portrayed in his presentation. An aspect of his subconscious refers to him in series two's "Tony" episode. Bryan Elsley characterizes Tony's attempt to seduce Maxxie as an exploration of the character's sexual fluidity.

In the British series, Tony fits the older television and film archetype of the "narcissistic and stereotypically sociopathic'bad bisexual'". Tony's reading habits give insight into his personality. In "Tony", the book he reads in the bathroom is La Nausée by Jean-Paul Sartre, a novel about existentialism and defining oneself. In "Sid", he is shown reading Friedrich Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra, a book which challenges existing moral values. In "Maxxie and Anwar" he reads Jeanette Winterson's Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, a book about a young girl struggling with her homosexuality. In the "Tony" episode of series 2, he is seen reading Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, while sitting on the train. In the episode "Tony", he attempts to help his best friend Sid to lose his virginity before turning 17 for fear of being associated with a perceived loser. After momentarily suggesting Sid may lose it to Michelle, he reveals he was referring to Cassie, he orders Sid to acquire some weed from local drug dealer Madison Twatter, ends up driving a stolen car with his friends into the harbour where the drugs are lost.

Tony begins a flirtatious relationship with local rich girl Abigail, which develops in "Jal" when he is spotted kissing her by Jal, in "Sid" where he uses her to break up with Michelle, claiming that he is doing it for Sid, to give him an opportunity to pursue his crush, only to get back with her in an attempt to damage Sid and Michelle. In "Maxxie and Anwar", on a school trip to Russia he aggressively and persistently tries to perform oral sex on his gay friend Maxxie, only to find he is bad at it. Michelle witnesses this and is shocked, believing he could be in the closet, probes him to reveal any secrets he may be carrying. In "Michelle", the episode starts with Michelle watching him as he continues to behave flirtatiously around Maxxie. Enraged, Michelle walks over to, punches and subsequently dumps him after he fails to tell her about his encounter with Maxxie, she learns of various other affairs, he is subsequently punched by Sid and slapped by another girl in psychology lesson as punishment for the incident.

After Michelle starts a relationship with Abigail's brother, Tony schemes to get her back. He takes sexual pictures of Abigail, transmits them to Josh's phone, from where he sends them to Michelle in order to make her think he's as crazy as his sister. Tony attempts a reconciliation. In "Effy", Tony comes to terms with the destructive nature of his machinations when faced with a chase to find his sister, Effy Stonem and is given a terrible proposition: he must have sex with his unconscious sister if he wants her back from her captors; this scares him to tears, enough for Josh to let him go. His friendship with Sid is reaffirmed. In the series finale, Tony repays his debt to Sid by removing him from a mental institution and taking Sid to find Cassie. After leaving Sid at Anwar's party, he tries to call Michelle, but loses her signal, resorting to standing in the middle of the road to get the signal back, he confesses to


NADH dehydrogenase iron-sulfur protein 3, mitochondrial is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the NDUFS3 gene on chromosome 11. This gene encodes one of the iron-sulfur protein components of mitochondrial NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase. Mutations in this gene are associated with Leigh syndrome resulting from mitochondrial complex I deficiency; the NDUFS3 gene encodes a protein subunit consisting of 263 amino acids. This protein is synthesized in the cytoplasm and transported to the mitochondria via a signal peptide. Two mutations that occur in its conserved C-terminal region, T145I and R199W, are causally linked to Leigh syndrome and optic atrophy. Nonetheless, despite its crucial biological role, the human NDUFS3 remains structurally poorly understood; this gene encodes one of the iron-sulfur protein components of complex I. The 45-subunit NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase is the first enzyme complex in the electron transport chain of mitochondria; as a catalytic subunit, NDUFS3 plays a vital role in the proper assembly of complex I and is recruited to the inner mitochondrial membrane to form an early assembly intermediate with NDUFS2.

It initiates the assembly of complex I in the mitochondrial matrix. Cleavage of NDUFS3 by GzmA has been observed to activate a programmed cell death pathway which results in mitochondrial dysfunction and reactive oxygen species generation. Mutations in the NDUFS3 gene are associated with Mitochondrial Complex I Deficiency, autosomal recessive; this deficiency is the most common enzymatic defect of the oxidative phosphorylation disorders. Mitochondrial complex I deficiency shows extreme genetic heterogeneity and can be caused by mutation in nuclear-encoded genes or in mitochondrial-encoded genes. There are no obvious genotype-phenotype correlations, inference of the underlying basis from the clinical or biochemical presentation is difficult, if not impossible. However, the majority of cases are caused by mutations in nuclear-encoded genes, it causes a wide range of clinical disorders, ranging from lethal neonatal disease to adult-onset neurodegenerative disorders. Phenotypes include macrocephaly with progressive leukodystrophy, nonspecific encephalopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, liver disease, Leigh syndrome, Leber hereditary optic neuropathy, some forms of Parkinson disease.

NDUFS3 has been implicated in breast cancer and ductal carcinoma and, may serve as a novel biomarker for tracking cancer progression and invasiveness. Model organisms have been used in the study of NDUFS3 function. A conditional knockout mouse line, called Ndufs3tm1aWtsi was generated as part of the International Knockout Mouse Consortium program—a high-throughput mutagenesis project to generate and distribute animal models of disease to interested scientists. Male and female animals underwent a standardized phenotypic screen to determine the effects of deletion. Twenty five tests were carried out on mutant mice and six significant abnormalities were observed. No homozygous mutant embryos were identified during gestation, therefore none survived until weaning; the remaining tests were carried out on heterozygous mutant adult mice. NDUFS1

List of drama films of the 1950s

This is a list of drama films of the 1950s. Awaara The Capture Diary of a Country Priest Flowers of St. Francis In a Lonely Place Los Olvidados Seven Days to Noon Stromboli Sunset Boulevard The Ways of Love Ace in the Hole The African Queen The Browning Version Cry, the Beloved Country Early Summer Olivia A Place in the Sun Rashomon The River A Streetcar Named Desire 5 Fingers Affair in Trinidad Avalanche Bad and the Beautiful Casque d'Or cindrella! Come Back, Little Sheba Europe'51 Flat Top Forbidden Games Ikiru Life of Oharu Member of the Wedding Mother Nagarik Othello Umberto D. Viva Zapata! A`isha The Earrings of Madame de... Gate of Hell A Geisha A Japanese Tragedy The Thick-Walled Room Titanic Tokyo Story Two Acres of Land Boot Polish The Caine Mutiny Chikamatsu Monogatari The Country Girl A Generation Journey to Italy Late Chrysanthemums Magnificent Obsession On the Waterfront Sansho the Bailiff Seven Samurai La strada The Wild One Blackboard Jungle East of Eden I'll Cry Tomorrow Der letzte Akt Lola Montès The Man with the Golden Arm Ordet Pather Panchali Rebel Without a Cause Shree 420 Anastasia And God Created Woman Aparajito Friendly Persuasion Giant The Great Man Lisbon Lust for Life A Man Escaped Requiem for a Heavyweight Somebody Up There Likes Me 12 Angry Men The Cranes Are Flying A Face in the Crowd A Hatful of Rain Man of a Thousand Faces Mother India Nights of Cabiria Pyaasa The Seventh Seal Sweet Smell of Success The Three Faces of Eve Throne of Blood Wild Strawberries Ajantrik Al-Tareeq al-Masdood Alto Paraná Les Amants Les Amants de Montparnasse Amor prohibido Another Time, Another Place Ashes and Diamonds Auntie Mame Bari Theke Paliye Cat on a Hot Tin Roof The Defiant Ones Human Condition, Part 1: No Greater Love I Want to Live!

Jalsaghar Look Back in Anger Madhumati A Night to Remember The Old Man and the Sea Parash Pathar The Rikisha-Man Run Silent, Run Deep Separate Tables -30- The 400 Blows Anari Anatomy of a Murder Fires on the Plain Floating Weeds Imitation of Life Hiroshima Mon Amour Kaagaz Ke Phool Kapò Neel Akasher Neechey Room at the Top Shadows The World of Apu

Sataspes tagalica

Sataspes tagalica, the brilliant carpenter-bee hawkmoth, is a species of moth of the family Sphingidae first described by Jean Baptiste Boisduval in 1875. It is known from western and north-eastern India, Myanmar and southern China and Thailand; the habitat consists of woodland margins and shady tracks through woodland near bodies of fresh water. The wingspan is 56–70 mm, it is a variable species with several named forms. It is a mimic of Xylocopa carpenter bees, with females mimicking different species, it is a day-flying species. Adults are attracted to the flowers of Lantana camara; the larvae have been recorded feeding on Dalbergia benthamii in Hong Kong

Icebird (ship)

The Icebird is a cargo vessel which delivers supplies to the Australian Antarctic Division bases, principally Macquarie Island, Mawson and Davis Stations. The Icebird's maiden voyage to Antarctica began when she departed from Cape Town, South Africa in November 1984. In 1996, the vessel was renamed Polar Bird. Billed by her builders as the world's first purpose-built polar resupply vessel, the Icebird was custom made for Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions by Antarktis und Spezialfahrt Schiffartsgesellschaft GmbH in Germany. Due to the large-scale rebuilding program underway at Australia's stations, the Australian Antarctic Division needed to increase the cargo space available to transport building materials. Icebird's ability to carry containers enabled the rebuilding program to switch over to the AANBUS modular construction, so characteristic of ANARE's continental stations today. Icebird's bow was constructed to the latest ice-breaking design, which its owners claimed would allow it to break one-year old ice with continuous speed, so avoid the constant threat to Antarctic shipping: besetment.

The vessel was equipped with a temperature-controlled double skin for both the cargo holds and engine room, maintained by circulating heated fuel around the ship. It specially strengthened flight deck. The'tween-deck hatch covers doubled as pontoons, accompanied by an ice-strengthened pusher barge, features which would permit offloading cargo in remote areas. "It was superstructure aft with side cranes. But it gave you tremendous capability - you just opened the top of the ship... and dropped everything in and closed it up and off you went," said John Whitelaw, the Acting Assistant Director of Operations, describing the ship's unique cargo facilities. "Icebird was fitted with a detachable accommodation module. It was clamped to the ship in front of the bridge and was secured with bolts," according to an interview with John Whitelaw and Annie Rushton, ANARE Jubilee Project, 21 August 1995. Icebird fitments include: dishwashers videos bar two-bed hospital and surgery air-conditioning laundry service The master for many years in the 1980s was Captain Ewald Brune from Germany.

He achieved 25 years of Polar Maritime activity in all regions of Antarctica. Icebreaking class: Germanischer Lloyd 2002 Pt. 1, Sec. 15-A,B The Icebird participated in the rescue of over 100 expeditioners and crew from the Nella Dan, wrecked on Macquarie Island on the evening of 3 December 1987, during resupply operations at Macquarie Island. At the time the Icebird was returning to Hobart from Davis Station in Antarctica, she arrived at Buckles Bay on 8 December 1987. The Icebird remained on charter to ANARE until 1994, when it was decided that Australia's Antarctic program should revert to a one ship option as a cost-cutting measure, one which aroused considerable concern within the ANARE community. Only two years during the 1998-99 season, the Aurora Australis was temporarily out of service, a replacement ship was hired - the Icebird. Reborn under the new name of Polar Bird, now with Norwegian owners, the Polar Bird has been chartered several years since by ANARE; the Heinemann Atlas, published in Australia in 1993 by Rigby Heinemann, ISBN 0-85859-641-5.

The Australian Antarctic Division Website Jenni Mitchell. "The Sublime Journey". Thylazine: The Australian Journal of Arts, Ethics & Literature. Archived from the original on 2004-08-16. Retrieved 2009-02-01

Mind Control (Tantric album)

Mind Control is the fourth album by American post-grunge band Tantric and was released on August 4, 2009. It is the band's second album under Silent Majority Group and was produced by Brett Hestla, marking Tantric's departure from mainstay producer Toby Wright. Mind Control retains the band's 2008 lineup with the exception of drummer Kevin Miller, replaced by Richie Monica. On March 9, 2009 via MySpace, Tantric announced that they were recording a new album entitled Mind Control; the band's fourth album would be produced by Brett Hestla, former touring bassist for Creed, given a July 21 release date. Singer Hugo Ferreira noted that Mind Control was more collaborative than previous releases and called it "really heavy for Tantric, twice as heavy as the last record at least." However, as all Tantric band members live in different cities across the United States, Mind Control was written piecemeal. The band would send each other compositions via email for others to build on. In an interview with The Flint Journal, Hugo Ferreira discussed the album's production: "It was all like via e-mail.

Joe would send me a guitar riff on the e-mail and I would dump it into my home studio and kind of slice it up and put it together, maybe add a chorus. It was put together like a puzzle, but with the instrumentation, I think that the guys, in my mind stepped up to the plate and gave me a lot of great stuff to work with. I never wrote a record like this. But, to me, I think it's the best one we've done, it was crazy because it was effortless. It's great."Ferreira elaborated on performing for the US military in Korea and the meaning behind Mind Control and its title track: "This record is a lot darker than anything we have done. I wrote the song about the media kind of controlling people's opinions and thoughts and stuff like that. Just from being on the side of the viewer of me watching television and seeing the news and flying out to Korea and talking with troops out there and getting their take on it and being different. That's; the song musically, with the video we shot, it sets up the whole tone of the record.

I thought it would be a cool name."Within a few months of sharing and developing songs separately, the bandmates had written nearly thirty songs. They reconvened for one week in a secluded studio in Poconos to perform the songs together and refine them. Bassist Erik Leonhardt explained how the album developed further with the band together: "We had written the whole record over the computer, so a lot of it changed once we got into the studio; when you have everyone in the same room the ideas start changing. ‘What if we do this? What if we do that?’ We went heavier on this record, too. I think; this is the new band, full on and writing together. We never said ‘let’s write a heavier record,’ this is just what happened."With Mind Control having been released a year after Tantric's prior album, Ferreira justified the hastiness by explaining "We had the material written. We didn't want to be off the radar. We were off the radar from 2004-2008 and we didn't want people to have to wait for us. It's not a loyal business, so if you're not at it you can be forgotten."

The album's title track served as its lead single. After two weeks, it entered the Top 40 on the Mediabase Active Rock chart; the music video for "Mind Control" was shot in Nashville with director Mason Dixon, who directed "Down and Out." It debuted nationwide via MTV2’s Unleashed on August 4. Tantric's first tour for Mind Control was scheduled from August to September 2009 with guests Aranda and Vayden. Mind Control gained positive feedback from critics. Michael Mueller of Guitar Edge gave the album 3.5 out of 5 stars. Praising guitarist Joe Pessia's acoustic performances on "The Past is the Past" and "What are You Waiting for," he declared that one of the two "is certain to be a radio smash." Mueller considered the song "Let's Start" "Rob Zombie meets Alice in Chains with an E-Bow. However, there is no E-BOW used on the album. Tantric has an actual violin player in the band. " All lyrics written by Hugo Ferreira. Hugo Ferreira - lead vocals and keyboard Joe Pessia - guitar Erik Leonhardt - bass and vocals Marcus Ratzenboeck - violin Richie Monica - drums