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Under Siege

Under Siege is a 1992 American action thriller film directed by Andrew Davis and written by J. F. Lawton, it stars Steven Seagal as an ex-Navy SEAL who must stop a group of mercenaries, led by Tommy Lee Jones, on the U. S. Navy battleship USS Missouri. Released on 9 October 1992, Under Siege became Seagal's most successful film in critical and financial terms, including two Oscar nominations for sound production; the musical score was composed by Gary Chang. It was followed by a 1995 sequel, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, is considered Seagal's best film till date; the battleship USS Missouri arrives at Pearl Harbor, where George H. W. Bush announces that the ship will be decommissioned in California. Casey Ryback, a Chief Petty Officer assigned as a cook, prepares meals in celebration of the birthday of Captain Adams, against the orders of Commander Krill, having food and entertainment brought by helicopter. Krill provokes a brawl with Ryback. Unable to imprison Ryback in the brig without clearance from the captain, Krill detains Ryback in a freezer and places Marine Private Nash on guard.

A helicopter lands on the ship's deck with a musical band, along with Playboy Playmate Jordan Tate and a group of caterers, who are in fact a band of mercenaries led by ex-CIA operative William "Bill" Strannix. Strannix's forces seize control of the ship with Krill's help. Several officers are killed, including Captain Adams; the surviving ship's company are imprisoned in the forecastle, except for some stragglers in unsecured areas. Ryback persuades Nash to free him. Strannix sends two mercenaries to eliminate Nash. Nash is killed, but Ryback slays the assassins, runs into Tate, narcotized during the takeover, reluctantly allows her to tag along. Strannix and his men seize control of the ship's weapon systems, shooting down a jet sent to investigate, plan on covering their escape by using missiles to obliterate tracking systems in Pearl Harbor. Strannix intends to sell the ship's Tomahawks by unloading them onto a submarine he stole from North Korea, as revenge for the CIA trying to assassinate him prior to the events of the film.

Strannix contacts Admiral Bates at the Pentagon to make demands, but learns that Ryback has escaped. Krill discovers. Ryback contacts is told that the Navy plans to send a SEAL team to retake the ship. Ryback moves throughout the ship. To keep the missile-theft plan in place, Krill activates the fire suppression system in the forecastle, leaving the crew members to drown; the terrorists expect that Ryback will try to save his colleagues, set up an ambush. Ryback and Tate come upon six imprisoned sailors. Together, they shut off the water in the forecastle. Ryback shuts down the Missouri's weapon systems to allow the incoming Navy SEALs to land, but the submarine crew shoots down the helicopter carrying the Navy SEALs with shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles; the Pentagon responds by ordering an air strike. Strannix loads the Tomahawks onto the submarine. With the aid of a retired World War II gunner's mate among the rescued sailors, Ryback uses the battleship's 16 inch cannons to attack the submarine, killing Krill and everyone on board.

His plan foiled, Strannix launches two retaliatory nuclear-tipped Tomahawks towards Honolulu. As the sailors recapture the ship, Ryback finds his way into the control room, where he encounters Strannix, the two engage in a knife fight. Ryback gains the upper hand and kills Strannix uses the launch code disk needed to self-destruct the Tomahawk missiles. A jet destroys one of the missiles, the other is deactivated just in time; the remaining crew members are freed as the ship sails towards San Francisco harbor. A funeral ceremony for Captain Adams is held on the deck of the Missouri, showing Ryback saluting the captain's casket in his formal dress uniform with full decorations; the film was based on an original spec script by J. F. Lawton called Dreadnought. Warners wanted Steven Seagal to star in the film but he turned it down at first. Seagal said he had problems with the role of a character "who is at first a bimbo jumping out of a cake and gets paired up with me." But he said that in revisions of the script, the role became a character "who reveals her intelligence."Lawton said "We are trying to make him more mainstream... getting him out of the pure action genre and into an acting role."

The writer added "I'm trying to bring the budget within a reasonable range. The original script was irresponsible, with things like battleships getting blown up... The way it was. Now we're looking at the $30 million range... It was Steven's idea to fit the Pearl Harbor Memorial into the film, because all these incredible ships would be there - a spectacular sight."Director Andrew Davis had made Above the Law with Steven Seagal. Davis said "Terry Semel wanted us to get back together again saying that Seagal was only in the movie 41 minutes. Tommy Lee is in the movie longer than Steven, it was fine, it was fine. It worked out well. We had a nice time down in Mobile and had a lot of fun making the movie, and, the movie that got me The Fugitive so it was worth it."The USS Alabama museum ship stood in for most of the Missouri sequences, the USS Drum portrayed the North Korean submarine. The film makes extensive use of the Introvision process, a variation of front

Patagonia Rebelde

Patagonia Rebelde was the name given to the uprising and violent suppression of a rural workers' strike in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz in Patagonia between 1920 and 1922. The uprising was put down by Colonel Héctor Benigno Varela's 10th Cavalry Regiment of the Argentine Army under the orders of President Hipólito Yrigoyen. 300-1,500 rural workers were shot and killed by the 10th Cavalry Regiment in the course of the operations, many of them executed by firing squads after surrendering. Most of the executed were Spanish and Chilean workers who had sought refuge in Argentina's Patagonia after their violent strike in the city of Puerto Natales in southern Chile on 27 July 1920 was crushed by the Chilean authorities, at the cost of four carabineers killed. At least two Argentine soldiers, three local policemen and a number of ranch owners and their relatives died during the strife. Several of the captured women were raped in the uprising as the rebel forces fought for control of the territory.

The most detailed narrative of these events is that by Osvaldo Bayer, summarized in English by Bruce Chatwin in 1976. In 1920, in the aftermath of the First World War, the price of wool had dropped provoking an economic crisis in sheep-breeding Argentine Patagonia. In August 1920 there were a number of strikes in the province of Santa Cruz, followed by a general strike declared on 1 November. Most of the strikers were rural workers; the first armed confrontation took place on 2 January 1921 near El Cerrito, where four policemen and a striker were killed, two policemen and a gendarme were taken hostages. Another gendarme was killed in an ambush at Centinela river several days later; the ranchers and the interim governor Edelmiro Correa Falcón, himself a landowner, used the incidents to ask the federal government to declare the state of emergency in Santa Cruz. As the unrest spread, the government of Hipólito Yrigoyen ordered Colonel Héctor Benigno Varela's 10th Cavalry Regiment to the affected area and the Argentine Navy seized the various ports and key facilities in the province.

The new police chief in Santa Cruz, Oscar Schweizer, under orders of the new governor of the province, radical Ángel Ignacio Yza, instructed Varela to avoid bloodshed and the army colonel was able to work out a deal with the strikers and the ranch owners, prohibited the payment of wages in Chilean money. In May 1921 the cavalry regiment returned to Buenos Aires but their leave was cancelled in October as strikes broke out again in the province when the ranch owners reneged on their promise of fairer working conditions; the leader of the strikers was a Galician anarchist, Antonio Soto, general secretary of the Workers Society of Río Gallegos, the local branch of the Argentine Regional Workers' Federation. Manuel Carlés, president of the Argentine Patriotic League is reported to have violently broken up one of the demonstration of the strikers in Río Gallegos with one dead and four injured in the resulting meleé; the month of August saw activity in the ports of Deseado, Santa Cruz, San Julián and Río Gallegos come to a complete standstill with a general strike.

Hundreds of strikers believed to be anarchists or Bolsheviks were either thrown in jails or shipped back to Buenos Aires. The Buenos Aires press referred to the armed strikers as "anarchists" and "thieves". At the same time, the Chilean government grew alarmed at the prospect of facing similar unrest in southern Chile and deployed a strong carabineer force under colonel Carlos Ibáñez del Campo to the city of Puerto Natales. According to historian Miguel Angel Scenna, the Argentine government soon grew suspicious of the deployment of this Chilean force on the Chilean-Argentine border. According to captain Elbio Carlos Anaya, a company commander in the 10th Cavalry Regiment, the Chilean carabineers guarding the mountain passes, let the strikers to cross back and forth into Argentina armed with weapons and without any hindrance on the part of the authorities. On 16 November 1921, the Chilean government took sides and allowed colonel Varela and a motorized column of 13 soldiers to take a 50 km shortcut from Rio Turbio to Cancha Carrera through Chilean territory, east of Puerto Natales, along today's Highway 9.

Colonel Héctor Benigno Varela's 10th Cavalry Regiment was ordered to return to Santa Cruz Province in November. His company commanders in the second expedition were captains Pedro Viñas Ibarra and Pedro E. Camposare. A detachment of National Gendarmerie troops was added to the cavalry force; this unit sailed for Santa Cruz on 4 November 1921. In the meantime as a group of ten strikers approached the Estancia Bremen, the German ranch owner and his parents sensing danger, sought to defend their property with carbines and two strikers were killed and four were wounded in the exchange of fire. In response the strikers took several ranch owners and their families hostage and killed and raped some. Upon disembarking at Santa Cruz port the 10th Cavalry Regiment soon made its presence felt with arbitrary arrests and executions. After a clash in Punta Alta the 10th Cavalry Regiment liberated 14 hostages, but the soldiers were reported to have killed some 100 unarmed workers suspected of collaborating with the strikers, among them Santiago González, a stonemason at the local Argentina National Bank branch.

González, an anarchist, was forced to dig his own grave before being shot. Albino Argüelles, secretary general of the Sociedad Obrera of San Julián, a blacksmith and a member of the Socialist Party, was also

Renhold Chapel

Renhold Chapel is a Baptist chapel in the village of Renhold, England. Prior to the chapel being built, the chapel meetings on Sunday mornings were held in various homes around the village with 50-60 people attending; these meetings would take the format of a prayer meeting, sometimes with an address. There was a midweek meeting held in different cottages; when it came to finding a location to build the chapel, many visits were made to Howbury Hall requesting a piece of land to build on, There was opposition from the vicar of the Anglican Church in the village along with Captain Polhill Turner, who owned the whole of the village and lived at Howbury Hall. Renhold Baptist Chapel was built in 1873 with the opening services taking place on 16 September 1873. There was a Sunday school in the morning followed by a Prayer meeting afternoon and evening services. George Laughton was Sunday School Superintendent. After Laughton emigrated to Canada, both posts were taken over by George Harlow. Alterations and modernisation have taken place to the Chapel over the years.

The 140th Anniversary of the chapel was celebrated between 14 and 16 September 2013. There was a family fun day in some of the local gardens along with a historical exhibition on the Saturday in the Chapel Building. On the Sunday morning there was a family service and a Thanksgiving service on the Monday evening reflecting the pattern of Sunday and Monday services that took place in the earlier days of the chapel; the Chapel Website Renhold Chapel's Page on the Village Website

Kid with the Golden Arm

Kid with the Golden Arm is a 1979 Shaw Brothers kung fu film directed by Chang Cheh and produced by Mona Fong. It is one of the few Venom Mob films to include Wei Pai; the government asks Yang Hu Yun to escort a cargo of gold to a famine stricken area. The vicious Chi Sha gang announces their intention to hijack it by killing one of Yang's employees. Yang describes to his men Chi Sha's four chiefs, each of whom has mastered a style of fighting: Golden Arm, Silver Spear, Iron Robe, Brass Head. To protect the gold, Yang hires swordsman Li Chin Ming, Ming's girlfriend Miss Leng Feng, Long Axe Yang Jiu, Short Axe Fang Shih, drunken master Agent Hai Tao. On their way to meet with Yang and Short Axe encounter the Seven Hooks gang and proceed to fight and kill three gang members each. Being competitive fighter neither wants to kill more than the other so they kill the last gang member together. Before meeting with Yang, Leng encounters Iron Robe; when Leng meets with Ming at a winery, the employees, which are Silver Spear, Brass Head, several Chi Sha gang members in disguise, attack them.

Ming is poisoned by Sand Palm. Despite the commotion, Hai Tao demands service. After defeating several gang members, he identifies the disguised owner and manager as Silver Spear and Brass Head. After they pull off their disguises, they invite Hai Tao to join their gang; when he refuses, they allow still hoping to recruit him. Ming continues on his own after arguing with Leng over. Meanwhile and his men battle Brass Head, who bursts from a secret tunnel in the floor. After mortally wounding him, they are in turn defeated by Golden Arm, whose unarmed style makes him invulnerable to their attacks. Golden Arm promises Brass Head vengeance before leaving to catch up with his gang members that have stolen the gold. Hai Tao stops the wagon by popping off a wheel, kills Iron Robe, hides. Impressed with Hai Tao's skill, Golden Arm becomes determined to fight him. Golden Arm leaves the wagon for Yang to fix, confident. Silver Spear defeats a weakened Ming, but Hai Tao rescues him; as Silver Spear retreats, Hai Tao takes Ming to a crematory.

As Leng protests, the heat revives and cures Ming, though he is ungrateful and annoyed to owe his life to Hai Tao. As Yang and his men retrieve and fix the wagon, several men are die. All converge in a town. After several more people die from poison traps, Hai Tao saves the survivors from another trap, they realize the entire town is trapped. Ming becomes angry when Hai Leng become flirtatious. Two of Yang's men die as they attempt to steal the gold, making Hai Tao suspicious, as he reasons the Chi Sha gang could not foresee this. In the morning, he leaves for another town, where he confronts Silver Spear, confused when Hai Tao questions him about poisoning the gold. Silver Spear leaves him with an ultimatum: join the duel Golden Arm. Hai Tao chooses to duel. On the road, Yang's remaining escort ask to leave, which he grants. Short Axe and Long Axe scout ahead, where they encounter several Chi Sha gang members and Silver Spear. Silver Spear kills Long Axe from a distance with silver darts, which angers Short Axe spurring him to kill most of the gang members.

While Silver Spear is fighting Short Axe, a gang member sneaks up behind Short Axe and impales him on a spear. In turn, Short Axe uses his weapons to kill the attacker; as Silver Spear is about to inflict an impaling blow to Short Axe, Short Axe impales Silver Spear before he dies. Before either can inflict another blow to the other, they each drop dead. Upon finding the tombs of Long Axe and Short Axe, Ming storms off impatiently to challenge Golden Arm, who defeats and kills him. Hai Tao duels with Golden Arm. Reasoning that his eyes are unprotected, Hai Tao blinds him by spitting wine. Yang demands they kill Golden Arm, but when Hai Tao refuses, a man bursts from the gold cart, slashes Hai Tao, reveals himself as Iron Feet. Iron Feet explains that he partnered with Yang to counteract Golden Arm's Chi Sha Gang and claim the gold for themselves; as the now-blinded Golden Arm and Iron Feet duel, Hai Tao reveals that he was only pretending to be wounded. Together, Golden Arms and Hai Tao kill Iron Feet.

Golden Arm is mortally wounded by Leng Feng. Instead of killing her, he accepts death as a better alternative, Hai Tao leaves Leng to escort the gold as he gets drunk. Sun ChienYang Hu Yun/Iron Feet Lo Mang – Golden Arms, the undisputed leader and founder of the Chi Sha Gang and its youngest member, he has a strong sense of honor and loyalty. Both of his arms are hard as invulnerable. Kuo Chui – Hai Tao, a government agent who fights best when drunk Lu Feng – Silver Spear, the second in command of the Chi Sha Gang, his abilities with a spear are unmatched, his spear has the special ability to extend itself when needed. He carries throwing darts. Chiang Sheng – Short Axe Yang Jiu Shu Pei Sun – Long Axe Fang Shih Wei Pai – Li Chin Ming, a swordsman Helen Poon – Miss Leng Feng Wang Lung Wei – Iron Robe, the third in command of the Chi Sha Gang, his robe makes him invulnerable to most weaponry, he carries a bladed fan as a weapon. Ya

Ivy to Roses

Ivy to Roses is the debut mixtape by English singer and songwriter Mabel. It was released on 13 October 2017 through Polydor; this was followed by a reissue on 18 January 2019, with a new cover art and the inclusion of released material. The original release of Ivy to Roses features "Finders Keepers" and "Begging"; the lead single, "Finders Keepers", was released on 26 May 2017, as part of her Bedroom EP. The song was released with an accompanying music video. In November 2017, the song impacted the UK Singles Chart, was certified platinum; the song charted in Ireland and Scotland. The second single, "Begging", failed to chart; the 2019 reissue of Ivy to Roses features six singles released subsequent to the original release. These include "My Lover", "Fine Line", "Cigarette", "Ring Ring", "One Shot" and "Don’t Call Me Up". Following charting at 14 in the UK, "My Lover" was certified platinum. Mabel's other certifications include "Fine Line" being gold, "Cigarette" being silver and "Ring Ring" being silver.

On 18 January 2019, "Don’t Call Me Up" was released as the next single from the mixtape, debuted at 11 and reaching a peak of 3 on the UK charts, as well as earning the number 1 spot on the UK Official Trending charts

Buick LeSabre

The Buick LeSabre was a full-size car made by General Motors from 1959 to 2005. Prior to 1959, this position had been retained by the full-size Buick Special model; the name originated with the 1951 GM Le Sabre show car designed by Harley Earl. Buick related their 1956-1957 models to the GM LeSabre by replicating the top section of the rear wing into their design.. LeSabre is French for "the sabre"; the LeSabre nameplate made its first appearance on the 1951 Le Sabre show car, which introduced the world to aircraft-inspired design elements such as the wrap-around windshield and tail fins. There is a V12 for the Buick LeSabre which originated in 1953. In 1959 LeSabre became the new moniker for what had been known as the Buick Special; the Buick LeSabre was offered in a full line of body styles except between 1965-1969 when its station wagon variant was dropped from Buick's full-size offerings. In 1977, the LeSabre was downsized along with other GM full-size models, was available only in pillared coupe and wagon body styles.

In addition to being Buick's entry level vehicle, the LeSabre was Buick's best selling full-size car. Of the four nameplates introduced in 1959, the LeSabre nameplate lasted the longest. From 1959 to 1961, the LeSabre was powered by a 364 cubic-inch V8, smaller than the 401 cubic-inch V8 used in the more expensive Invicta and Electra models; the 364, used in all Buicks in 1957 and 1958, was rated at 250 horsepower in standard form with an "economy" 235 horsepower version offered as a "no cost" option in 1960-61 and an optional power-pack version with four-barrel carburetor and dual exhausts, rated at 300 horsepower. For 1962-63, the LeSabre came standard with a two-barrel carbureted version of the 401 V8 rated at 280 horsepower, or a no-cost "economy" low-compression version rated at 260 horsepower. Starting in 1964, all LeSabre models except the Estate Wagon shared their drivetrains with the midsize Buick models by switching to those models' smaller-displacement V8s at least as standard equipment for the next few years with cubic-inch displacements of 300, 340 and 350.

A large-displacement would not reappear in a LeSabre until 1970 when a 455 cubic-inch V8 was introduced as an option and was offered through 1976. Beginning with the downsized 1977 models and continuing through three subsequent generations of front-drive LeSabres introduced in 1986, 1992 and 2000, Buick's 3.8-liter V6 would become the standard engine for most LeSabre models and V8 engines were dropped after the last of the rear-drive LeSabre sedans and coupes came off the line in 1985. For most years from 1959 to 1971, a three-speed manual transmission was standard equipment on all LeSabres but ordered. Far more popular was the Turbine Drive automatic transmission along with power steering and power brakes. For 1961 and 1962, the automatic transmission was standard on the LeSabre and all other full-sized Buicks but in 1963 was moved back to the option list on LeSabres. For 1964, the Dynaflow-based Turbine Drive was replaced by two new automatic transmissions, the two-speed Super Turbine 300 and the three-speed Super Turbine 400.

A four-speed manual transmission was offered as a LeSabre option from 1963 to 1965 but only a small number of cars were so equipped. Automatic transmissions would once again reappear as standard equipment on LeSabres in mid-1971 and continue in such form until the model line's demise after 2005. LeSabres were rear-drive six-passenger vehicles from 1959 to 1985 featuring separate body-on-frame construction along with a longitudinally mounted front engine; the first downsized generation of LeSabres introduced in 1977 retained the rear-drive and body-on-frame construction, while the later-generation models introduced in 1986 switched to front-wheel-drive, unit-body construction and transversely mounted engine. Convertibles were offered each year through 1975 while two- and four-door hardtops were dropped after 1976 and only pillared body styles were offered from 1977 to 2005. Station wagons were offered through 1964 and dropped for several years until being reintroduced in 1970 and continued until 1990 after which year they were moved to the revived Roadmaster series.

LeSabres come in two versions: Custom and Limited. 1959 LeSabre and all other 1959 Buicks not only got new names, but all-new styling as well, adopting the new GM B- and C-body used on all of the corporation's full-sized cars. Wheelbases increased by one inch on all models; the new styling included slanted headlights in front along with a chromey square grille somewhat similar to the 1958 Buick and "Delta-wing" fins back along with round taillights. The appearance was shared with two other Buick models, the mid-level Invicta and the top model Electra. While Invicta and Electra/225 models were powered by Buick's new 401-cubic-inch V8, LeSabre continued with the 364-cubic-inch V8 used in all Buicks in 1957 and 1958. In standard form, the engine delivered 250 horsepower with a two-barrel carburetor and 10.25 to 1 compression ratio. Optionally available was a four-barrel version of the 364 rated at 300 horsepower. A three-speed ma