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Wagon Train

Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on the NBC television network, 1957–1962 and on the American Broadcasting Company, 1962–1965. Wagon Train first aired on September 18, 1957, would place the TV show in the number one spot in the Nielsen ratings; the series format attracted big-name guest stars who would appear in major roles as travelers in the large wagon train or in the settlements they passed by or visited. It starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master replaced upon his death in 1960 by John McIntire, Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by Scott Miller and Robert Fuller.' The series was inspired by the 1950 film Wagon Master directed by John Ford and starring Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr. and Ward Bond. The series chronicles the adventures of a wagon train as it makes its way from St. Joseph Missouri across the Mid-Western plains and the Rocky Mountains to California and the trials and tribulations of the series regulars who conducted the train through the American West.

Episodes revolved around the stories of guest characters portraying various members of the massive wagon train or encountered by it. These characters were played by stars such as Ernest Borgnine, Bette Davis, Jane Wyman, Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin and Joseph Cotten. Episode titles emphasized the guest characters with titles such as "The Willy Moran Story" and "The Echo Pass Story". So notable was the show. Taking inspiration from John Ford's 1950 film, Wagon Master, Revue Productions conceived of a semi-anthology series with an emphasis on strong storytelling and quality direction with weekly guest stars known for their work in motion pictures and other media but retaining a regular cast of characters to provide a touchstone for audiences, a successful formula mimicked by shows in the 1960s and 1980s from Star Trek to The Love Boat. At an initial budget of one hundred thousand dollars per segment, Wagon Train episodes cost over 40% more than most contemporary hour-long Westerns, allowing it to film on location in California's San Fernando Valley and afford its expensive guest stars.

The show ran for 284 episodes over 8 seasons: the first aired on September 18, 1957, the final segment was broadcast on May 2, 1965. The series aired for most of its run in black-and-white; that changed during the show's fifth season on the NBC network, to help promote the sales of parent company RCA's color television sets. Five episodes on the NBC network were aired in color: October 4, 1961: "The Kitty Albright Story" November 1, 1961: "The Jenna Douglas Story" December 6, 1961: "The Lizbeth Ann Calhoun Story" February 7, 1962: "The Lonnie Fallon Story" March 14, 1962: "The Amos Billings Story" The series returned to its original black-and-white format for its sixth year and first season on rival upstart ABC television network, damaging the ratings, but the following season, as the series expanded to 90 minutes, was in color. In the final season the series reverted to the 60-minute format; the regular cast included: Ward Bond as wagon master Major Seth Adams. Bond died of a heart attack in the middle of the fourth season, was replaced by John McIntire as wagon master.

No explanation was given on the show. Robert Horton as scout Flint McCullough. John McIntire as Christopher Hale, replacing Bond as wagon master upon Bond's death. McIntire had guest starred in a Season 3 episode in the role of preacher Andrew Hale. Robert Fuller as scout Cooper Smith replacing the McCullough character after Robert Horton left the series. Fuller had played a lead in the western series Laramie and physically resembled Horton. Fuller and McIntire rotated top billing from week to week on the series. Fuller shared the same birthday as Horton, albeit nine years apart. Frank McGrath as cook Charlie Wooster, one of only two regulars to last the entire series. Terry Wilson as Bill Hawks, one of only two regulars to last the entire series. Michael Burns as Barnaby West. Scott Miller as Duke Shannon. In the first four seasons Ward Bond was billed above Robert Horton in the opening credits. In season five Horton rotated top billing with relative newcomer John McIntire, a practice which subsequently continued with McIntire and Robert Fuller rotating top billing from episode to episode when Fuller joined the series in the seventh season.

During the sixth season, Horton had left and Fuller had not yet replaced him, so McIntire carried the show with the supporting cast. Neither Bond nor McIntire, both veterans of dozens of supporting roles in movies played the lead in theatrical films, although Bond did in at least one B-picture. Rivals Bond and Horton quarreled on the set, an extensively publicized development at the time, lending an element of verisimilitude to their disputes within the episodes themselves. According to Scott Eyman in his biography of John Wayne, Bond's jealousy of Horton was fueled by Horton receiving more fan mail. Eyman stated Bond would try to limit Horton's screen time and interfere with any good lines Horton might be given in the show's scripts, they did reconcile shortly before Bond's death. In a first-season episode Adams says. In season two, reference is made to the war ending six years earlier (187

ROKETSAN

Roketsan Roket Sanayii ve Ticaret A. S. is a major Turkish weapons manufacturer and defense contractor based in the central Anatolian province of Ankara. Incorporated in 1988 by Turkey's Defense Industry Executive Committee in order to establish the nation's industrial base on rocket technology, the company has risen to become one of Turkey's top 500 industrial establishments. Roketsan's current share holders include Havelsan. Roketsan is best known for its vast range of unguided rockets as well as laser and infrared guided missiles such as Cirit and UMTAS; the company produces subsystems for Stinger and Rapier missiles and provides technology and engineering solutions for other integrated civilian and military platforms. In 2013 Turkey approved the construction by Roketsan of its first satellite launching center for low earth orbit satellites. Roketsan is the only Turkish company to have obtained CMMI/ DEV 3 approval for all its design and development processes. Roketsan signed a contract in 2013 to build the project of the national UFS Space Launch System.

J-600T Yildirim Cirit SOM UMTAS LUMTAS OMTAS T-122 Sakarya T-300 Kasırga HİSAR air defense missile system Bora ballistic missile Karaok MAM-L Smart Micro Munition MAM-C Smart Micro Munition TEBER ALKA Base Bleed Unit for 155mm ammunition: %30 increase in the range and uniform distribution are achieved by the decrease in the aerodynamic drag coefficient caused by the base bleeding unit during flight. Submarine Defense War Rocket and Launcher System Missile launcher for the production. Naval Strike Missile ATMACA Anti-Ship Missile MBT armour* Long range SAM* SOM long range cruise missile* RZK-7 Roketsan Cage Armor* RZB-20 Roketsan Armor Block Ballistic Protection Center Project Munition Disposal Facility Air Bag Project “Booster Bag” used in airbag systems by ARC Automotive Company /U. S. A.produced by ROKETSAN. Ammunition Surveillance Facility Ambient conditions tests Flight tests and firing tests and static firing tests ROKETSAN official website ROKETSAN Products & Services Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries

Mambo! (Helena Paparizou song)

"Mambo!" was Helena Paparizou's fifth CD single and the first from her international album The Game of Love. There were two versions of the song; the Greek version was released in November 2005 in Greece and was a major hit going straight to number one for ten weeks including during Christmas. In total, the song charted for 23 weeks; the single was released as a CD single and Sony BMG re-released Helena's debut album Protereotita for a third time with her single under the name of Protereotita: Euro Edition + Mambo!. In April 2006 it was announced that the English version of her song would be released across the globe in Austria, Poland and Spain by Paparizou's own record company Sony BMG. Other record companies released her song in France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Japan, South Africa, Australia. Moda Records remixed the song with "My Number One" in the US. "Mambo!" has been released in a number of countries throughout Europe including. In some other countries, it hasn't been released physically but it has entered radio airplay charts: Estonia, Japan, Russia and others.

The original video for "Mambo!" was released in Greece in February 2006. These video is filmed in Greeklish. In the video Paparizou is showing of her dancing skills throughout the video; the video has an office theme for most of the video and Paparizou enters the office and makes everyone in the building dance and have a good time. At the end of the video she and dancers dance together in a routine; the video of Paparizou has been well received in Greece and won'most played video' in the 2006 MAD TV Music Awards. Throughout the video there are clips of Coca-Cola. In Sweden, the original video was used but in this video. In this video there are no Coca-Cola adverts whereas in the Greeklish video filmed for Greece there are. In May, due to Paparizou starting her international career, "Mambo!" got a new video filmed to be aimed at a more global audience. It took only a day to film on a small island in Greece. On the island there is a bar is in the center of the video with lots of people parting and dancing to "Mambo!"

Towards the end of the video Paparizou is seen dancing in a night scene. In early June, this version of "Mambo!" Premiered in France. It has been a hit in music channels in South Africa and Romania. UK CD "Mambo!" – 3:06 "Mambo!" – 6:05 "Mambo!" – 6:38 "Mambo!" – 7:42 "Mambo!" – 6:08 "Mambo!" – 6:35Greek CD "Mambo!" – 3:05 "Panta Se Perimena" – 3:50 "I Agapi Sou Den Meni Pia Edo" "Asteria" – 3:52 "Mambo!" – 3:06Dutch CD "Mambo!" – 3:06 "You Set My Heart on Fire" – 3:13 "Mambo!" – 3:05Scandinavian CD "Mambo!" – 3:06 "Mambo!" – 3:05Austrian/Belgian/Swiss CD "Mambo!" – 3:06 "You Set My Heart on Fire" – 3:13Italian Vinyl Side A: "Mambo!" "Mambo!" – 3:05Side B: "Mambo!" "Mambo!" Official remixesDancing DJs remix The Fugitives club mix Flip & Fill remix Ruff & Jam remix Alex K remixUnofficial remixesExtended version Tech mix Jay's Boost mix Instrumental versionThe compilation called Dance Mania, where the "Mambo" is included, was number one in the UK Charts

Marie Christine de Pardaillan de Gondrin

Marie Christine de Pardaillan de Gondrin was the eldest legitimate child of Françoise de Rochechouart de Mortemart and her husband, the Marquis of Montespan. She never married. Marie Christine was born in Paris. To Louis Henri de Pardaillan de Gondrin, marquis de Montespan and his wife of nine months Françoise de Rochechouart de Mortemart, she was the older of two children born to the couple and had numerous half brothers and sisters as a result of her mother's affair with Louis XIV of France. When her father found out about the affair between the King and her mother, Montespan decided to take his children away to his country estate before raising a scandal at court, challenging the king one day at Saint-Germain-en-Laye and decorated his carriage with antlers, he was promptly imprisoned in the For-l'Évêque exiled to his lands - taking young Marie Christine and the younger Louis Antoine. This did not stop his agitation, he not only came to Paris nearly every year between 1670 and 1686 but commanded an annual requiem mass to be sung for his wife during her lifetime.

Twelve-year-old Marie Christine died at the Château de Bonnefont, one of her father's castles in Gascony

Francis Ray

Francis Ray was a New York Times and USA Today bestselling African-American writer of romance novels. Her literary fiction series – Taggart and Falcon, the Invincible Women, Grayson Family of New Mexico, Grayson Friends – made bestsellers' lists, she lived in Texas. She was born in Richland and studied nursing, receiving a bachelor's degree from Texas Woman's University in 1967, she began writing in 1987, while continuing to work as a nurse, had her first book published in 1992. Ray was inspired to write after reading one of Kathleen Woodiwiss's books. In 1995, she co-founded the Romance Slam Jam, an author-reader conference and first launched in Texas. Ray's stories are character-driven and Ray spent time fleshing out full stories for the characters in her books, including their childhoods, she feels that writing romance is more difficult than for other genres because while the characters must have conflict, the resolution needs to be solved in a way that readers know "that the couple will stay together no matter what".

It was important to her to include "accurate realistic portrayals of African Americans" rather than stereotypes. In 1999, Ray's novel, was adapted by Black Entertainment Television for broadcast, she helped make the Arabesque imprint, owned by BET and dedicated to African-American romance, a success. In 2004, she and other authors were celebrated for their contributions to Arabesque, now owned by Kimani. Fallen Angel – 1992 reissue 2003 Undeniable – 1995 The Bargain – 1995 Incognito – 1996 Silken Betrayal – 1995 I Know Who Holds Tomorrow – 2002 Rockin' Around That Christmas Tree – 2003 Spirit of the Season – 1994 Rosie's Curl and Weave – 1999 Winter Nights – 1998 reissue 2004 Della's House of Style – 2000 Welcome to Leo's – 2000 Going to the Chapel – 2001 Getting Merry – 2002 Living Large – 2003 Whole Lotta Love – 2004 Let's Get it On – 2004 Big Girls Don't Cry – 2005 How Sweet the Sound – 2005 Chocolate Kisses – 2006 On the Line – 2007 Twice the Temptation – 2010 The Way You Love Me – September 2008 Nobody But You – March 2009 One Night With You – November 2009 It Had To be You – April 2010 A Seductive Kiss – January 2012 Just With a Kiss – February 2012 A Dangerous Kiss – June 2012 All I Ever Wanted – February 2013 All of My Love – May 2013 All That I Need – June 2013 All That I Desire – Rio's book October 2013 Like the First Time – May 2004 Any Rich Man Will Do – September 2005 In Another Man's Bed – February 2007 Not Even if You Begged – February 2008 And Mistress Makes Three – July 2009 If You Were My Man – March 2010 Forever Yours – July 1994 Only Hers – April 1996 Break Every Rule – August 1998 Heart of the Falcon – April 2000 Until There Was You – April 2000 You and No Other – March 2005 Dreaming of You – September 2006 Irresistible You – March 2007 Only You – October 2007 Trouble Don't Last Always – February 2004 Somebody's Knocking at My Door – May 2003 I Know Who Holds Tomorrow – April 2002 reissue October 30, 2012 When Morning Comes – June 2012 After the Dawn – June 2013 Romantic Times Career Achievement EMMA The Golden Pen The Atlantic Choice Romantic Times 2008 Reviewers' Choice Award Winners for AFRICAN-AMERICAN ROMANCE Reviewers' Choice Awards – Best Books Not Even If You Begged, St. Martin's Griffin Borders 2008 Bestselling Multicultural Romance Award for Nobody but You Written's 2010 Readers Choice Book of the Year for If You Were My Man Incognito: TV 1999 Official site Francis Ray Page at Macmillan Publishers.

Francis Ray on IMDb Interview

List of food pastes

This is a list of notable food pastes. A food paste is a semi-liquid colloidal suspension, emulsion, or aggregation used in food preparation or eaten directly as a spread. Pastes are spicy or aromatic, prepared well in advance of actual usage, are made into a preserve for future use. Common pastes are fish pastes, some fruit preserves, legume pastes and nut pastes. Purées, are food pastes made from cooked ingredients, as in the case of cauliflower purée, or raw, as in the case of apple purée. Fish paste – prepared from fish parts through fermentationAnchovy pasteGentleman's RelishMuria – concentrated garum evaporated down to a thick paste with salt crystals was called muria. Jakoten Ngapi Pissalat PrahokShrimp paste – made from fermented ground shrimp, either from fresh shrimp or dried ones, with the addition of salt. Prepared shrimp paste has oil, garlic and other spices added. Saeu-jeotSurimi – refers to a paste made from fish or other meat and refers to a number of Asian foods that use surimi as their primary ingredientsKamaboko Àmàlà – a Nigerian specialty paste made using yams, it is thick and brown Baba ghanoush – an eggplant based paste Date paste – used as a pastry filling Funge de bombo – a manioc paste used in northern Angola, elsewhere in Africa Guava paste Hilbet – a paste made in Ethiopia and Eritrea from legumes lentils or faba beans, with garlic and spices.

Hummus – made from chickpeas with the addition of tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. Moretum Pesto Ssamjang – a Korean and bean based paste used as a sauce on meat Tapenade - made from olives ground with anchovies or capers and olive oil Tomato paste – made from boiling tomatoes until they form a thick paste, stored for use in soups and stews. Farina Millet paste -- consumed by the Fula people in the West Africa, it is a main ingredient in nyiiri, a common Fula dish, prepared using millet paste and a thick sauce. Pamonha – a traditional Brazilian paste made from fresh corn and milk. Polenta Mealy pop or bogobe – prepared from ground grain maize or millet and fermented before cooking. Erbswurst Black bean paste Cheonggukjang Doubanjiang Doenjang Fermented bean paste – made from ground soybeans, fermented Miso Mung bean paste Red bean paste Sweet bean paste Tauco Tương Yellow soybean paste Chopped liver Pâté – finely chopped, finely ground or pureed seasoned meat, prepared using beef, liver, or animal organs Pheasant paste Potted meat food product Almond butter Almond paste Cashew butter Lotus seed paste Marzipan – made from almonds, with the addition of sugar and sometimes egg whites, it is used as a filling for confections, or hardened to serve as is.

Peanut butter Peanut paste – a product of peanuts and is used as an ingredient in sauces, baked goods and breakfast cereals, among others Plumpy'nut Satsivi Sunflower butter Tahini – made from ground sesame seeds, Walnut paste – a Georgian specialty, it is used unsweetened as a bread dip, or sweetened as a filling in a baklava-like pastry Coconut paste - made from coconut milk,It is called Kaya in Asia Kroeung Biber salçası Chili pepper paste Curry paste Ginger garlic masala Gochujang Harissa Jeow bong Phanaeng curry paste Recado rojo Sambal Ssamjang Yuzukoshō Cookie butter Fondant – a basic sugar paste used as an intermediary in the production of candies and icings. Yeast extracts as byproduct from brewing beer, are made into food pastes dark-brown in color. AussieMite Cenovis Guinness Yeast Extract Marmite Marmite Oxo Promite Vegemite Vitam-R Huff paste List of condiments List of dips List of spreads Mortar and pestle – a kitchen device used since ancient times to prepare ingredients or substances by crushing and grinding them into a fine paste or powder Wet grinder – a food preparation appliance used in Indian cuisine for grinding food grains to produce a paste or batter Media related to Shrimp paste at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Sugar paste at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Sweet bean paste at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Tomato paste at Wikimedia Commons