Whirlwind is the fourth album by singer-songwriter Andrew Gold. It was released in 1980 on Asylum Records, it is Gold's final major label album and last solo album of any kind for over a decade. Rolling Stone's Stephen Holden called Whirlwind "a well-crafted album of imitation rock by a pop sentimentalist unconvincingly crying tough." Concluding "the record reaffirms Andrew Gold's skill as a meticulous pop interior designer recycling Sixties guitar hooks into blandly tasteful studio settings."AllMusic's James Chrispell noted "he hits were not forthcoming" and the "album came and went in nearly the blink of an eye, not much else was heard from Andrew Gold's once-promising solo career." All songs written except where noted. Andrew Gold – vocals and electric guitar, organ, tambourine, background vocals Mike Botts – drums Bryan Garofalo – bass Brock Walsh – background vocals Rick Marotta – drums Kenny Edwards – bass Waddy Wachtel – guitar Don Grolnick – pianoProduction Andrew Gold – producer Greg Ladanyi, Jim Nipar – engineer
The World at War
The World at War is a 26-episode British television documentary series chronicling the events of the Second World War. It was at the time of its completion in 1973, at a cost of £900,000, the most expensive factual series made, it was produced by Jeremy Isaacs, narrated by Laurence Olivier and included music composed by Carl Davis. The book, The World at War, published the same year, was written by Mark Arnold-Forster to accompany the TV series; the World at War attracted widespread acclaim and is now regarded as a landmark in British television history. The producer Jeremy Isaacs was considered ahead of his time in resurrecting studies of military history. Among many other aspects, the series focused on a portrayal of the experience of the conflict: of how life and death throughout the war years affected soldiers and airmen, concentration camp inmates and other victims of the war; the World at War was commissioned by Thames Television in 1969. It took four years to produce at a cost of £900,000.
At the time this was a record for a British television series. It was first shown in 1973 on ITV; the series featured interviews with major members of the Allied and Axis campaigns, including eyewitness accounts from civilians, enlisted men and politicians. Among these were Sir Max Aitken, Mark Clark, Jock Colville, Karl Dönitz, James "Jimmy" Doolittle, Lawrence Durrell, Lord Eden of Avon, Mitsuo Fuchida, Adolf Galland, Minoru Genda, W. Averell Harriman, Sir Arthur Harris, Alger Hiss, Brian Horrocks, Traudl Junge, Toshikazu Kase, Curtis LeMay, Hasso von Manteuffel, Bill Mauldin, John J. McCloy, Lord Mountbatten of Burma, J. B. Priestley, Albert Speer, James Stewart, Charles Sweeney, Paul Tibbets, Walter Warlimont, historian Stephen Ambrose. In the programme The Making of "The World at War", included in the DVD set, Jeremy Isaacs explains that priority was given to interviews with surviving aides and assistants rather than recognised figures; the most difficult person to locate and persuade to be interviewed was Heinrich Himmler's adjutant Karl Wolff.
During the interview he admitted to witnessing a large-scale execution in Himmler's presence. Isaacs expressed satisfaction with the content of the series, noting that if it had been unclassified knowledge at the time of production, he would have added references to British codebreaking efforts. In a list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes compiled by the British Film Institute during 2000, voted for by industry professionals, The World at War ranked 19th; the series was transmitted on the ITV network in the United Kingdom between 31 October 1973 and 8 May 1974, has subsequently been shown around the world. It was first shown in the US in syndication on various stations in 1974. WOR in New York aired the series in the mid-1970s, although episodes were edited both for graphic content and to include sufficient commercial breaks. PBS station WNET in New York broadcast the series unedited and in its entirety in 1982 as did WGBH in the late 1980s; the Danish channel DR1 first broadcast the series from August 1976 to February 1977 and it was repeated again on DR2 in December 2006 and January 2007.
The History Channel in Japan began screening the series in its entirety in April 2007. It repeated the entire series again in August 2011; the Military History Channel in the UK broadcast the series over the weekend of 14 and 15 November 2009. The Military Channel in the United States aired the series in January 2010, has shown it since. BBC Two in the UK transmitted a repeat run of the series starting on 5 September 1994 at teatime. In 2011, the British channel Yesterday started a showing of the series and it has been shown continuously to this day at various times; the series was shown in full on SABC in South Africa in 1976, one of the first documentary series broadcast after the launch of the first television service in South Africa in Jan 1976. Each episode was 52 minutes excluding commercials; the Genocide episode was screened uninterrupted. The series has 26 episodes. Producer Jeremy Isaacs asked Noble Frankland director of the Imperial War Museum, to list fifteen main campaigns of the war and devoted one episode to each.
The remaining eleven episodes are devoted to other matters, such as the rise of the Third Reich, home life in Britain and Germany, the experience of occupation in the Netherlands, the Nazis' use of genocide. Episode 1 begins with a cold open describing the massacre at the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane by the Waffen SS; the same event is referenced again at the end of Episode 26, while the Dona nobis pacem from the Missa Sancti Nicolai, composed by Joseph Haydn, can be heard. The series ends with Laurence Olivier saying "Remember"; some footage and interviews which were not used in the original series were made into additional hour or half-hour documentaries narrated by Eric Porter. These were released as a bonus to the VHS version and are included in the DVD set of the series, first released in 2001. "The Making of the Series: The World at War" "Secretary to Hitler – Traudl Junge" "From War to Peace – Professor Stephen Ambrose" "Warrior – Reflections of Men at War" "Hitler's Germany: The People's Community" "Hitler's Germany: Total War" "The Two Deaths of Adolf Hitler" "The Final Solution: Part One" "The Final Solution: Part Two" "Making of the Series - A 30th Anniversary Retrospective" "Experiences of War" "Restoring the World at War" The original book The World at War, which accompanied the series, was written by Mark Arnold-Forster in 1973.
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Bocaraca (roller coaster)
Bocaraca is a steel roller coaster located at Parque de Diversiones in Costa Rica. It is a standard production model Vekoma Whirlwind double corkscrew roller coaster, featuring a 64-foot lift hill, a pair of corkscrews separated by a turn. Overall track length is 1,184 feet. Borcaraca operated at Knoebels Amusement Resort from 1993 to 2004 as Whirlwind and before that, it opened at Playland in 1984 operating there until 1992 under the name Whirlwind as well; the ride opened at Knoebels in 1993. The Whirlwind was removed after the 2004 season due to space constraints at Knoebels. After being removed, the ride was moved to Parque de Diversiones where it opened in 2005, still operates there to this day. While at Knoebels and Playland, the coaster was the only Vekoma corkscrew coaster in the USA to feature two separate corkscrew elements, as opposed to a double corkscrew
The Flakpanzer IV "Wirbelwind" was a German self-propelled anti-aircraft gun based on the Panzer IV tank. It was developed in 1944 as a successor to the earlier Möbelwagen self-propelled anti-aircraft gun. In the first years of World War II, the German military forces had less interest in developing self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, but as the Allies began to gain air superiority, the need for more mobile and better-armed self-propelled anti-aircraft guns increased. During the early summer of 1944, SS-Hauptsturmführer Karl Wilhelm Krause with the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend came up with the concept of the Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind, he presented the concept to SS-Obersturmbannführer Max Wünsche, commanding officer of the 12th SS Panzer Regiment and it was approved by Adolf Hitler. The Panzer IV's turret was removed and replaced with an open-top, nine-sided turret that housed a quad-barrel 2 cm Flakvierling 38. A closed-top design would have been preferable, but this was not possible due to the heavy smoke generated by the four anti-aircraft guns.
The shape of the turret earned it the nickname Keksdose. Production of the tank was carried out by Ostbau Werke in Silesia. However, in combat the 2 cm shells were felt to be insufficiently effective against aircraft, so a more powerful successor was produced which replaced it. Known as the Flakpanzer IV Ostwind, the successor was equipped with a single 3.7 cm Flak 43. The combination of armor and rapid fire from the four guns of the Wirbelwind made it effective against armoured ground targets such as trucks and armored cars. Between 87 and 105 Wirbelwinds were converted from repaired Panzer IV chassis, but due to discrepancies between the recorded production numbers at Ostbau Werke and Wehrmacht service records, the exact number may never be known. Panzerworld Wirbelwind specifications Achtung Panzer article on Flakpanzer IV Surviving Panzer IV variants - A PDF file presenting surviving Panzer IV variants
The Whirlwind is the third studio album by the band Transatlantic, released on 23 October 2009. It is available in three formats: a standard edition, a double disc special edition and a deluxe edition with a 105-minute making-of DVD; the main album, while indexed into twelve tracks, is considered one song. It is represented as one track on the band's third and fourth live album Whirld Tour 2010: Live in London and More Never Is Enough: Live In Manchester & Tilburg 2010 respectively; the bonus disc includes eight new studio recordings: four original Transatlantic songs and four cover songs, which are "The Return of the Giant Hogweed" by Genesis, "A Salty Dog" by Procol Harum, a combination of America's and The Beatles "I Need You" and Santana's "Soul Sacrifice". At the end of the second disc, there is a hidden track by the band, played on ukulele with vocals; the album peaked number 21 in number 45 in the German album chart. Written and arranged by Transatlantic. Special edition bonus disc Notes "I Need You" is a combination of The Beatles' "I Need You" and America's "I Need You" "Soul Sacrifice" ends at 8:38, followed by a short silence and a hidden untitled track.
Neal Morse – keyboards, acoustic guitars and vocals Mike Portnoy – drums and vocals Roine Stolt – electric guitars, percussion, additional mellotron, minimoog & soundscapes Pete Trewavas – bass guitar, occasional VST Synthesizer & orchestration Chris Carmichael – strings Marc Papeghin – French horn Collin Leijenaar, Jessica Koomen, Henk Doest – Fingersnaps Arranged & Produced by Transatlantic Engineered by Jerry Guidroz Mixed by Richard Mouser Mastered by Robert Vosigen at Capitol Mastering, Hollywood CA Encyclopaedia Metallum page
James Warren White, is an English professional snooker player who now competes with an invitational tour card. Nicknamed "The Whirlwind" because of his fluid, attacking style of play and popularly referred to as the "People's Champion", White is a six times World Championship finalist, the 1980 World Amateur Champion, 2009 Six-red World champion, 2010 World Seniors Champion, 2019 Seniors 6-Red World Champion and 1984 World Doubles champion with Alex Higgins. White's non-world championship achievements include the UK Championship, the Masters and the Nations Cup. A two-time winner of both the World Cup and the British Open, White was the first left-handed player, second player overall, to record a maximum break at the World Championship. White was born in Streathbourne Road, London and studied at Hillcroft Comprehensive, he never achieved academic success, as he was truant from school from the age of eight or nine, spending more and more time at "Zans", Ted Zanoncelli's snooker hall. The club was affectionately known as "Zans" and after Ted's death in 1978 it was handed down to his daughter.
It was around this time that White met Tony Meo with whom he would compete in money matches in many venues. His natural aptitude for snooker led to a successful amateur career. After winning the English Amateur Championship in 1979, a year he became the youngest winner of the World Amateur Snooker Championship, aged 18, a record since surpassed by Ian Preece and Hossein Vafaei. With a host of major titles and achievements, including ten ranking tournaments, White's overall record ranks him well up the list of snooker's most successful players; the BBC describes him as a "legend". A left-hander, he reached the World Professional Championship Final on six occasions but failed to win the sport's most prestigious title since his first attempt in 1981. Nonetheless, his consistency waned in the 2000s and a first-round defeat in the 2006 World Championship saw White drop out of the world's top 32 player rankings. White's continued slide down the rankings saw him drop to 65th but he recovered to move up to no. 56 for the 2009/10 season.
White is one of only six players to have completed a maximum break at the Crucible Theatre, doing so in the 1992 World Snooker Championship. He has compiled more than 300 century breaks during his career. In March 1976, White won the London & Home Counties section of the British Boys Championship, beating R Marsh 2-0, Neal Foulds 2-0 and Danny Adds 2-0 but did not win the Championship proper. In February 1977, he played a three frame exhibition with Alex Higgins at the Services rendered Club in Balham and the in the following month, still aged fourteen, beat Willie Thorne 2-0 and Tony Meo 2-1, making a break of 103 against the latter at the Pot Black Snooker Club, Wandsworth, he lost to Meo in the inaugural Pontins junior tournament 2-3, on a fluked re-spotted black but won the British Boys Championships, beating D Dunn, K Green, in the final, David Bonney. He lost in the quarter-finals of the Warners Open to Brian Watson 1-3 and to Bob Harris in the final of the Colchester Billiards Club Jubilee Competition.
In the London & Home Counties Jubilee Championships, he fell in the last sixteen to Steve Davis 1-2 and lost to John Virgo 1-5 in the quarter-finals of the £1000 Handicap at the Northern Snooker Centre, having beaten Roy Hirst 4-2 and Thorne 5-2 in the previous round. In November, he suffered a first round defeat to Mike Hallett in the Billy Hill Trophy 3-5 and was defeated by Cliff Wilson 4-5 in an invitation tournament held at the Louth Town and Country Club, he unexpectedly lost to Danny Adds in the London area qualifying of the 1978 British Boys Championships but reached the semi-finals of the "Spot a Champion" junior event at Fisher's, losing to Mike Hallett 0-4, having beaten C. Cinque 3-0 and Colin Morton 3-1. In the first round against A Allen, he won 3-0 with breaks of 119 and 97. In April 1978, he won the Wandsworth Classic out of eight seven-player groups, he beat Meo in the quarter-finals, Dickie Laws in the semis and won the title beating George Gibson 3-0. He followed this up by winning the Pontins junior title, beating John Bennett 3-2 in the final though he lost in the last 32 of the main Open, to Ian Williamson 2-4 having beaten Stan Holden in an earlier round.
After having beaten Henry West, G Harkness and S Coughlin, Steve Davis ended White's hope in the Warners Open, in the last sixteen. He suffered two defeats to Joe Johnson, the first in the quarter-finals of the Manchester Classic and the other in the first round of the Lucania Masters, he won the Meirlodge tournament staged at Fisher's, Wimbledeon where all rounds up to the final were decided over the accumulated scores of three frames. In the final, he defeated Geoff Foulds 3-2, he was beaten by Billy Kelly 2-4 in the sixteen man Moorthorpe Recreation Invitation, at Doncaster but his biggest success to date came in October when he triumphed in the Pontins Autumn Open out of 338 entries. Wins over Eddie Sinclair, Peter Laws, J. Quartermain, Cliff Wilson, Tony Meo saw him to the final where he beat Sid Hood 7-6. December saw White lose out to Hallett again, in the "Pot Red" tournament, this time 1-3 and losing to K Kruck in the quarter-finals of the London & Home Counties Individual 1-2, he had a good run in the Castle Open, reaching the 5th round before losing to Dennis Taylor 3-4.
He had beaten D Clark, Jack Karnehm and David Taylor. He l
The Whirlwind (1933 film)
The Whirlwind is a 1933 American Pre-Code Western film directed by D. Ross Lederman and starring Tim McCoy. Tim McCoy as Tim Reynolds Alice Dahl as Mollie Curtis Pat O'Malley as Pat Patrick J. Carrol Naish as'Injun' Matthew Betz as Sheriff Tate Hurley Joseph W. Girard as Mr. Reynolds Mary Gordon as Mrs. Curtis The Whirlwind on IMDb