The Vegas Golden Knights are a professional ice hockey team based in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. They compete in the National Hockey League as a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. Founded as an expansion team, they began play in the 2017–18 NHL season; the team is owned by Black Knight Sports & Entertainment, a consortium led by Bill Foley and the Maloof family. The team plays its home games at T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada; the NHL has had a presence in Las Vegas since 1991. The Kings would subsequently organize "Frozen Fury" – a series of annual preseason games in Las Vegas against the Colorado Avalanche; the NHL Awards ceremonies have been held in Las Vegas since 2009. In 2009, the media speculated about a plan involving Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer to move the Phoenix Coyotes to Nevada. Rumors of a Las Vegas expansion team surfaced again in August 2014, pointing to a new indoor arena on the Strip as the potential home arena, although these rumors were denied by the league.
In November 2014, an unconfirmed report stated that the league had selected billionaire businessman Bill Foley and the Maloof family to lead the ownership group for a Las Vegas expansion team. In December 2014, the NHL's board of governors decided to allow Foley to hold a season ticket drive to gauge interest in a Las Vegas team, though league commissioner Gary Bettman warned the media to " make more out of this than it is"; the season ticket drive began in February 2015, with interested parties placing ten percent deposits for the 2016–17 season. The drive drew 5,000 deposits in its first day and a half, reached its goal of 10,000 deposits by April 2015. In June 2015, the league opened the window for prospective owners to bid on expansion teams. By this point, Foley had secured more than 13,200 season-ticket deposits. Two expansion applications were submitted: Foley's application for a Las Vegas team, a bid from Quebecor to revive the Quebec Nordiques at a new arena in Quebec City. Both Las Vegas and Quebec were invited to move into Phase II of the league expansion bid in August 2015, subsequently advanced to Phase III.
At the league owners' meeting on June 22, 2016, in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas expansion bid was approved by a unanimous vote, with play to begin in the 2017–18 NHL season. The team became the first major professional sports franchise to be based in Las Vegas, the first NHL expansion team since 2000. Foley committed to pay the league's $500 million expansion fee and began the process of hiring the team's principal staff and determining its official identity. Foley announced that former Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee would be the franchise's first general manager. On November 22, 2016, the name was revealed as the Vegas Golden Knights. On March 1, 2017, the team completed its expansion fee payments and filings, making it eligible to formally begin operations such as free agent acquisition, participation in league meetings. Five days the Golden Knights made their first personnel move by signing Reid Duke to a three-year entry-level contract; the team announced inaugural head coach Gerard Gallant on April 13, 2017.
Over the next two months, the Golden Knights developed their farm system, announcing affiliations with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League and the Quad City Mallards of the ECHL. The team participated in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft on June 21, 2017, selecting an available player from all 30 teams in the NHL; the draft picks were announced at T-Mobile Arena during the NHL Awards ceremony. Some notable selections included goalie Marc-Andre Fleury from the Pittsburgh Penguins and winger James Neal from the Nashville Predators. At the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Cody Glass was the first player selected by the Golden Knights; the Golden Knights played their first game on October 6 against the Dallas Stars with Neal scoring the franchise's first two goals en route to their first victory. The team's inaugural home game was played on October 10, 2017, hosting the Arizona Coyotes as the second game of a home-and-home series. In the aftermath of the October 1 mass shooting, the pre-game ceremonies honored the victims of the attack, the team issued an appeal for donations to its charitable arm.
With their 5–2 win, the Golden Knights increased their unbeaten streak to start the season to 3–0, an NHL record for an expansion team. The Golden Knights are the first team in NHL history to have started their inaugural season winning eight of their first nine games. During their tenth game, goaltender Oscar Dansk was injured becoming the third Golden Knights' goaltender to be injured during the season after losing starters Fleury and the acquired Malcolm Subban, forcing the team to start a fourth goaltender in 11 games with Maxime Lagace. Fifteen games into the season, Vadim Shipachyov became the first player to retire from the NHL as a Golden Knight when he decided to return to the Kontinental Hockey League. In December, the Golden Knights set another NHL expansion team record of six straight wins, a record they had missed when they lost their tenth game of the season, established a new NHL record with eight straight wins. On February 1, 2018, the Golden Knights set the expansion team record for wins in a debut season with 34 wins after only 50 games, on February 21, 2018, set a recor
Keeper of the Bees is a 1935 American film directed by Christy Cabanne. The film depicts WWI veteran Jamie McFarland and his search for meaning in his last six months to live, Molly Campbell, a young woman looking to save her sister's child from being left alone, it features Emma Dunn as Margaret Campbell, Molly's charming mother and Edith Fellows as Jean-Marie "Little Scout", an adventurous young girl trying to fit in with her male friends. James "Jamie" Lewis McFarland is a veteran of the First World War whose damaged lungs means he only has six more months to live. Inspired by a nurse at the hospital he finds himself trapped in, he insists on living his last days in grand fashion and sneaks out of the hospital with the help of this nurse. On the way, he catches a ride from a good-looking young woman. After riding in her car for a bit, she leaves him by the side of the road. Unfazed and fascinated by her remarkably blue eyes, he follows her to Peaceful Bay, where he comes across the house of an old beekeeper, in critically poor health.
While Jamie seeks medical attention for the man, the Beekeeper instructs him to take care of his bees while he's away at the hospital, assuring him that his partner in beekeeping will come by soon to help. After the Beekeeper is taken away, his partner introduces himself as 10-year old "Little Scout," an enthusiastic young child with lots of knowledge of the keeping and maintenance of bees, he teaches Jamie the ways of the ranch and introduced him to his friends, who enjoy acting as a mock military battalion. He meets his neighbor Ms. Campbell, a charming mother figure who takes care of him and treats him as she would a son, it is revealed in a separate scene that she has been missing her daughter for several months and that her daughter is the woman Jamie had gotten a ride from earlier. That night, Jamie runs into this woman, crying to herself. After imploring her to tell him what's wrong, she admits that she needs to become married to someone for some undisclosed reason. Realizing that he's falling in love with her, he agrees to marry her.
Despite his best efforts, she refuses to tell him her name. The next day, they are married at the courthouse, where Jamie learns that the mystery woman's name is "Louise"; the woman leaves Jamie and he returns to his bees, disappointed. A series of rapid events shakes his world: First, the old Beekeeper falls ill and dies leaving half of his possessions to Jamie and the other half to Little Scout, including the bees and their surrounding property. Little Scout admits to Jamie that she is a girl trying to blend in with the neighborhood boys, which leads him to encourage her to do what she wants as herself and not under a guise. Jamie receives a call telling him that his "wife" has just given birth and is ill, he rushes to the hospital and finds a woman he's never met in the hospital bed, apologizing for never explaining to him the situation before dying. He returns to a renewed confusion about the situation. Soon, the young woman to whom he is married arrives and reveals to him the whole story: that she is Molly Campbell and Louise is her cousin, the one who died in the hospital giving birth.
Molly needed a marriage certificate, which she obtained by marrying Jamie as Louise, in order to save her cousin from others shaming her for having a baby outside of marriage. She wanted to keep this news from her mother to save her from the grief. Ms. Campbell hears anyway, but decides to not reveal this, instead opting to "have faith." The film features less religious themes than the novel does omitting any overt religious references from the film's plot and dialogue. For example, this excerpt from the novel: “Don’t be bitter, Margaret. We don’t know why, we never can know why things happen in this world as they do. Is portrayed in the film by a scene of Jamie hugging Ms. Campbell and offering her his condolences rather than quoting or invoking any religious text to her. Neil Hamilton as James "Jamie" Lewis McFarland Betty Furness as Molly Campbell Emma Dunn as Margaret Campbell Edith Fellows as Jean Marie Meredith / Little Scout Hobart Bosworth as Michael the Bee Master Helen Jerome Eddy as Priscilla / Shorty Marion Shilling as Louise James P. Burtis as Red Barbara Bedford as Nurse Lafe McKee as Dr. Grayson George Cleveland as Judge William Worthington as Colonel Keeper of the Bees on IMDb The Keeper of the Bees is available for free download at the Internet Archive
The Stick Up Kids is a 2008 film directed by Hawthorne James and starring Bryce Wilson, Mel Jackson, Tariq Alexander, Hawthorne James. Four friends from Harlem resort to con games and armed robbery in order to make ends meet, but they find their friendship put to the test when an influential slumlord plots to gentrify their neighborhood. Now, in order to prove that they can't be bought out or pushed around by a man who thinks everyone has their price, these four young hustlers are about to carry out their most ambitious and treacherous scam to date. Bryce Wilson as Hands Mel Jackson as Pennell Tariq Alexander as Santos Hawthorne James as Uncle Bo Tara Magalski as Lisa The Stick Up Kids on IMDb DVD on sale at TSW Mall The Stick Up Kids on Rotten Tomatoes
The Sterile Records record label was formed in London in 1979 by Nigel Ayers and Caroline K of the post-industrial music group Nocturnal Emissions. With a background in the mail art networks, their intention was to create and promote a new form of music. Sterile Records’ approach was a combination of the experiments of musique concrète and Fluxus combined with the critical eye of conceptual art and the spontaneity and energy of punk rock; the dark humour of industrial music and the incomprehensible nonsense of various ultra-leftist political fractions were an essential part of the mix. Sterile Records used both commercial and non-commercial media to deliver anti-capitalist messages, multi-coloured noise and information overload. Growing from cassette culture, output included videotapes. Caroline K left the label in 1983; the October 2011 edition of Record Collector magazine published an article about the significance of cassette culture in the UK and listing 21 rare but sought after cassette releases, including "Standard Response".
In 1986 the label was dissolved as Ayers turned his attention to setting up the Earthly Delights company. Cassettes: Various Standard Response SRC 1 Tape zine compilation featuring: Leif Thuresson, Moving Finger, Lieutenant Murnau, S. M. Andrews, Cultural Amnesia, The Nocturnal Emissions, MB, Johnny Alien, Loss of Head The Pump Just Want to Dance SRC 2 The Nocturnal Emissions Deathday SRC 3 S. P. K. Live at the Crypt SRC 4 The Nocturnal Emissions Whisky SRC 5 Lustmord Lustmordekay SRC 6 Nocturnal Emissions Diskinesia SRC 7 Various Alchemy SRC 8 Soundtrack from the Twinvision video featuring: Portion Control SPK, Mark Pauline, P & R Rupenus, Andrew Hickinbotham, Test Dept, Die Todliche Doris, Nocturnal Emissions, Art Core, Walter Gramming, La Loora, Lustmord Nocturnal Emissions Live at the ICA SRC 9 Various A Joyful Noise SRC 10 Tape zine compilation featuring: Deerpark, Fear of Thought, Blackhouse and Pacific 231, Nocturnal Emissions, Spanner thru ma Beatbox, Sue Ann Harkey and the Orchestrange, Equivalent Insecurity, Front Line Assembly, Club Dill Dough, Collectif et Cie, The Haters, FLETI, Plant Bach Ofnus, Schuster Vinyl: The Nocturnal Emissions Tissue of Lies EMISS001 LP The Nocturnal Emissions Fruiting Body ION2 LP MB Symphony For a Genocide SR2 LP Lustmord Lustmord LP SR 3 The Nocturnal Emissions Drowning in a Sea of Bliss SR4 LP Nocturnal Emissions Befehlsnotstand SR5 LP Nocturnal Emissions Songs of Love and Revolution SR6 LP with guest vocalist Ian Bone Nocturnal Emissions No Sacrifice 12 inch SR7 EP Various Here We Go SR8 LP A celebration of the UK Coal Miners' Strike 1984-1985 Compilation featuring: The Larks, Assassins, The Band of Holy Joy, Bourbonese Qualk, Many Happy Returns, Nocturnal Emissions, Max Closure and the Graves, The Hafler Trio, Annie Anxiety and the Asexuals Nocturnal Emissions Shake Those Chains Rattle Those Cages SR9 LP Konstruktivits Glenascaul LP SR10 Controlled Bleeding Headcrack LP SR11 Various Earthly Delights - a Sterile Sample SR12 LP Compilation featuring: Eversione, Nocturnal Emissions, D-Box, Whores of Babylon, Reg Sailyne, Sebastian Hellfire, Pornosect, Y.
T. Looter, Moonchildren, R & D 28 Annie Anxiety Bourbonese Qualk Controlled Bleeding Cultural Amnesia The Hafler Trio Konstruktivits Lustmord Maurizio Bianchi Nocturnal Emissions SPK List of record labels Cassette Culture The Sterile Records Story Discography at Discogs MusicBrainz entries for Caroline K and **Nocturnal Emissions
Lodi is a village in Harrisville Township, Medina County, United States. It is located southwest of the City of Medina along U. S. Route 42; as of the 2010 census, the population was 2,746. Founded in 1811, Lodi is the oldest settlement in Medina County, it was called Harrisville, in honor of Judge Joseph Harris. The community's name echoes that of the city of Lodi in northern Italy, where Napoleon won a victory in 1796; the year of incorporation was 1891. An early pioneer named, it was deemed too curvy, so the first governmental road through the region was straightened. In years, this road became U. S. Route 42. Lodi is located at 41°1′59″N 82°0′42″W, along the East Fork of the Black River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.26 square miles, of which 2.25 square miles is land and 0.01 square miles is water. The East Fork of the Black River enters the village from the north and turns back north to empty into Lake Erie, as Lodi is on the north-south continental divide.
Rain water runs off in either a northerly direction to Lake Erie or a southernly direction to the Ohio River. As of the census of 2010, there were 2,746 people, 1,178 households, 726 families living in the village; the population density was 1,220.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,370 housing units at an average density of 608.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.1% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population. There were 1,178 households of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, 38.4% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.87.
The median age in the village was 41.6 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the village was 52.0 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,061 people, 1,274 households, 789 families living in the village; the population density was 1,444.5 people per square mile. There were 1,341 housing units at an average density of 632.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.50% White, 0.03% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.07% from other races, 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population. There were 1,274 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.0% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the village, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males. The median income for a household in the village was $32,679, the median income for a family was $43,333. Males had a median income of $32,882 versus $21,014 for females; the per capita income for the village was $16,512. About 8.3% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over. Lodi Primary School served preschoolers and first and second graders. Grades three and four were sent to Seville Intermediate School, fifth and sixth graders attended Westfield Upper Elementary; the communities of Chatham, Westfield Center and Lodi combined together to form Cloverleaf Middle School and Cloverleaf High School.
With the building of the new Lodi Elementary now situated across the street from Cloverleaf High School, the current buildings are now empty. Lodi has a branch of Medina County District Library. Lodi hosts the annual Sweet Corn Festival in the middle of July; this three-day-long event begins with a large parade through the town square. Other attractions include fair food, amusement rides, a corn eating contest. Village website Lodi Chamber Webpage The Medina County Community Advocate The Lodi Harrisville Historical Society
Wasdale Head is a scattered agricultural hamlet in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. Wasdale Head claims to be home of the highest mountain, deepest lake, smallest church and biggest liar in England; the last of these claims refers to Will Ritson. It is located at the head of the valley of Wasdale, is surrounded by some of England's highest mountains: Scafell Pike, Sca Fell, Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Pillar; the hamlet was the centre of the early years of British rock climbing. There is a famous climber's hotel here, the Wasdale Head Inn, made popular in the Victorian period by Walter Parry Haskett Smith, Owen Glynne Jones and many other pioneers. Wasdale Head is a popular starting point for the ascent of Scafell Pike. On summer weekends, crowds of people can be found attempting this straightforward walk. Today, it is the recognised starting point for the ascent of Scafell Pike as part of the National Three Peaks Challenge, a vehicle-supported walk of the highest peaks of England and Wales.
In the hamlet is St Olaf's Church, claimed as being the smallest church in England. The church has long been associated with British climbers; the south window has a small pane within it with an etching of Napes Needle on Great Gable, serving as a memorial to members of the Fell & Rock Climbing Club who lost their lives in the First World War. Will Ritson was a landlord of the Wastwater Hotel in Wasdale, he told grand fables. One, for example, was about a wounded eagle, he nursed it back to health. One night the coop was raided by a bitch hound; the eagle was unscathed, but five months the dog gave birth to a litter of winged hounds. The World's Biggest Liar competition is held annually in his memory. Listed buildings in Wasdale Adam Nicolson and Nick Meers, Panoramas of England, 1997, London: Orion Hubank, Roger. Hazard's Way Sentinel Rock Press, 2014. ISBN 978-1940777238. A novel about the early climbing lifestyle at Wasdale Head. Will Ritson, biggest liar The Cumbria Directory - Wasdale Head