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Youth crew

Youth crew is a music subculture of hardcore punk attributed to bands who were active during the mid- to late 1980s during the New York hardcore scene of the late eighties. Youth crew is distinguished from other hardcore and punk scenes by its optimism and moralist outlook; the original youth crew bands and fans were predominantly straight vegetarian advocates. Early musical influences included Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Negative Approach, 7 Seconds, Black Flag. While some youth crew music is similar to melodic hardcore, other styles can be thrash metal influenced and includes breakdowns intended for the hardcore dancing style associated with live performances. Youth of Today was a thrashy youth crew band, with abrasive vocals and fast songs too short to include a lot of melody. Youth crew bands took increasing influence from heavy metal; the term crew was used by many first wave hardcore punk bands of the early 80s. 7 Seconds named their debut LP record "The Crew" in 1984 Which contained the song The Crew.

Some other notable examples of this are Boston Straight Edge bands like SS Decontrol, Negative FX, DYS and other associates calling themselves the "Boston Crew", bands in the Reno area used to refer to themselves as the "Skeeno Crew". John L Hancock III designed a T-shirt and wrote the Youth of Today song "Youth Crew" which appeared on their 1985 "Can't Close My Eyes" 7". On Warzone had a song called "We're the Crew" on their 1988 album Don't Forget the Struggle, Don't Forget the Streets. Judge had a song called "New York Crew" in 1988. Youth crew was most popular from 1986 to 1992 in New York City tri-state region and, to a lesser degree, California, it was inspired by bands such as 7 Seconds, Minor Threat and SSD, whose members were all straight edge, lyrical concerns included brotherhood and community values. The sound was defined by a series of releases by labels such as Revelation Records, including albums by Youth of Today, Chain of Strength, Gorilla Biscuits, Judge, Side By Side. However, many of these bands were more aggressive in their attitudes.

Ray Cappo converted to the Hare Krishna faith, 108 and the Cro-Mags participated in the Krishnacore offshoot. The California band Vegan Reich established the hardline wing of straight edge youth crew hardcore. Although hardline had few adherents, its attitudes and militancy had a notable effect on bands such as Earth Crisis and Racetraitor; the "Youth Crew" scene included the participation of skinheads, many of whom were fans of Warzone, Cro-Mags and Youth Defense League. Youth crew bands were contemporary to, though noticeably distinct from, crossover thrash, crust punk, melodic hardcore, emo bands; the music of youth crew bands was intended to be a reaction against the metal-influenced hardcore that groups like Agnostic Front and the Cro-Mags made popular at the time, by using a sound that called back to earlier punk rock–leaning hardcore acts. However youth crew bands, namely Judge, began to take from metal, helping to lead to the development of heavy hardcore; the end of the 1980s saw the beginning of the Durham, England scene, one of the few youth crew scenes outside of the U.

S. Inspired by the sound of U. S. youth crew and straight edge bands, groups in the scene included Steadfast, False Face, No Way Out, Long Cold Stare, Know Your Enemy, The MacDonalds and Northern Wolfpack. Members of multiple of these bands would form Voorhees; the 1990s saw the emergence of groups inspired by this scene, as well as by death metal. These bands, including Earth Crisis, One Life Crew, Strife and Blood for Blood, recorded for Victory Records, were responsible for the contemporary metalcore scene. Groups on Trustkill Records, such as Walls of Jericho and Shai Hulud, were part of this current. There were some bands, such as Mouthpiece. Youth crew bands first achieved visibility in popular culture through CIV. Youth crew-derived music became associated with metalcore in the cases of Earth Crisis and Strife; the late 1990s saw a revival of the youth crew style, revisited by bands such as In My Eyes, Ten Yard Fight, Better Than a Thousand. The youth crew fashion, different from the stereotypical skinhead fashion worn by many NYC-area hardcore music fans circa 1988, is preserved in record-liner photos and zine photos from that era.

The look was more conventional than a lot of punk fashion. In an interview in 2004's All Ages: Reflections on Straight Edge, Cappo described the youth crew look as being "Tony Hawk meets Beaver Cleaver". Youth crew fashion included bleached hair and similar haircuts, athletic wear, letterman jackets, army pants or shorts, oversized T-shirts bearing band logos or straight edge slogans, hooded sweatshirts and hightop basketball shoes. 7 Seconds and their fans drew black lines under their eyes in a similar manner to athletes. Hardliners and more militant straight-edgers sometimes wore camouflage and military surplus gear; the Swatch X-Rated became popular in youth crew fashion. Sports brands, such as Adidas, Nike or Champion, were popular in youth crew fashion.1988 is considered to be the peak of youth crew straight edge New York hardcore, so the abbreviation'88 sometimes appears in songs, T-shirts, album cover art or other media. 1988 is commonly remembered as a


Akava'ine is a Cook Islands Māori word which has come, since the 2000s, to refer to transgender people of Māori descent from the Cook Islands. It may be an old custom but has a contemporary identity influenced by other Polynesians, through cross-cultural interaction of Polynesians living in New Zealand the Samoan "Fa'afafine", transgender people who hold a special place in Sāmoan society. According to the Cook Islands Maori dictionary'akava'ine is the prefix aka and va'ine, or "to behave as a woman"; the New Zealand Māori word Whakawahine has a parallel meaning. According to Alexeyeff, Akava'ine is a Cook Islands Māori word for women who have an inflated opinion of themselves, draw attention to themselves in ways that disrupt groupness, do not heed others advice, or who act in a self-serving or self-promoting way. Sometimes the word laelae is used when implying criticism or ridicule of feminine behaviour displayed by a man, for example being described as effeminate or homosexual. Laelae is the colloquial Cook Islands term, it is similar to raerae used in Tahiti.

The word tutuva'ine is used less and refers to a cross-dresser or a drag queen. Homosexuality is illegal for males in the Cook Islands, but there is a transgender movement in the Pacific Islands to decriminalize LGBT rights. Pacific Islanders have a long history of integration, positions of authority and acceptance towards gender-variant individuals. After the arrival of English missionaries during the 19th-century, this began to change. Marshall denied that there were "homosexuals" on Mangaia in the Cook Islands, while estimating there were two or three berdache "men on Mangaia who enjoy women's work, may have a feminine figure, and—to some degree—may dress like a woman". "There is no social disapproval of the indications of transvestism". The boys and men he observed who enjoyed and excelled at women's work and who "are called upon to assist in cooking, sewing pillowcases, cutting out dresses and dress patterns" and "show no apparent wish for male sexual partners". Beaglehole asserted of another locale in the Cook Islands that perversions, in the sense of sexual practices that take the place of sexual intercourse, are unknown in Pukapuka.

This is without prejudice to acts or feeling attitudes that may accompany ontogenetic character development in the strict analytical sense but which if they occur may not properly be classed as perversions. There is no word in Pukapukan speech to indicate homosexuality, nor could informants say that it occurred. At present there is one youth in Yato village, said to wakawawine: between 16 and 17 years old, he appears developed physically but has a rather effeminate high-pitched voice, he wears men's clothes. He does not stroll about the village as do other young men who congregate first in one open house in another, for gossip, he performs general women's work, make plaited and beaded objects, sews more than is usual for a male, cooks. He does a little men's work, nut gathering and husking, sennit-making, he wrestles with other men but does not participate in most sports. Peculiarities in his behavior not commented upon openly. Nearly two decades Beaglehole did not follow-up on the wakawawine—or recall him—in writing that Homosexuality is an unknown practice in Aitutaki.

Only two instances of berdache-like behaviors could be recalled by informants. Two adolescent boys gave up fishing and gardening in favour of women's work and acquired a high reputation in the community for their skills at housework and mat-making. One boy married and adjusted to a man's role. In the late 1990s, the term laelae, a borrowing from the Tahitian raerae or Rae rae, was the most used term to describe "traditional" transgender categories and individuals considered to be "gay"; the usage of the Māori word "'Akava'ine" for a transgender person seems to be recent, as no evidence of it as an established gender role in Cook Islands Māori society: it is not documented in the various detailed written encounters of the Māori people during the pre-Christian era to the mid-late 1800s to early 1900s, although these accounts are all by Westerners and missionaries who were homophobic and transphobic. In contrast, Transgender people are mentioned in records of Samoa and Hawai'i. Homosexuality is outlawed in the Cook Islands for men whereas women are free to have homosexual relations.

Some'akava'ine take part in the making of tivaevae, an activity traditionally done by the women of the community. Te Tiare Association Inc was formally incorporated on 30 November 2007 at the Rarotonga High Court. On 21 June 2008, there was the official launch of Te Tiare Association and the launch of a partnership between Te Tiare Association and the Pacific Islands Aids Foundation. LGBT rights in the Cook Islands List of transgender-related topics Alexeyeff, Kalissa. Dancing from the heart: movement and Cook Islands globalization. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-3244-5. G. G. Bolich Ph. D.. Transgender History & Geography: Crossdressing in Context, Volume 3. Psyche's Press. ISBN 978-0-6151-6766-4. Murray, Stephen O.. Pacific Homosexualities. IUniverse. ISBN 0-595-22785-6. Buse, Jasper. Bruce Biggs.

Ice Cream 2

Ice Cream 2 is a 2014 Telugu, slasher film, released on 21 November 2014 to negative to neutral reviews. The film is a sequel to Ice Cream, directed by Ram Gopal Varma, starring Naveena and J. D. Chakravarthy. A crew of eight amateur film makers approach a noted film producer to finance their film. However, the producer rejects their directorial ability due to lack of experience, offers to buy their script; the team disagree the producer's offer and decide to show case their skills to the producer by making a short film. In the process, the team selects an abandoned chemical factory in the outskirts of the city, it was believed that a fire accident has killed several employees of the abandoned factory, is now haunted by ghosts. The team starts shooting their film at the site, in the process, the team members disappear, it is revealed that the short film maker's are being kidnapped by a group of burglars who after robbing a rich business man, hide themselves in a den fearing an unknown killer in the vicinity.

The injured burglars and the crew suspect each other, in the mean time one of the crew members try to escape the den, only to get killed by an unknown killer. The killer burglars. However, only a single crew member and a single burglar manage to escape the wrath of the psychopath, as the burglar kills the psychopath and burns him to death; the film ends when the burglar drops the crew member at her residence, while he finds her as erotic as an ice cream and gives his mobile number. J. D. Chakravarthy as burglar Naveena Ram Gopal Varma as producer Jeeva Dhanraj as film crew Bhoopal as film crew Siddhu as film crew Gayathri Gupta The Music was composed by Satya Kashyap and released by E3Music. Ice Cream 2 on IMDb


Pejac is a Spanish painter whose works include outdoor murals utilising trompe-l'œil techniques. Santiago was born in Santander, Spain in 1977, he studied fine art, first at Salamanca Barcelona, at Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano "Brera". He worked at Norway's NuArt Festival in 2015; the same year, he painted site-specific works in Hong Tokyo. He has worked in the Husn refugee camp in Amman, creating silhouette images by scraping paint off old walls; as of 2014, he was again living in Santander. Pejac's last solo exhibitions: London, United Kingdom. 22–31 July 2016 On Friday 22 July, Pejac opened his first major UK show Law of the Weakest at Londonewcastle Project Space in London. Before the show, he made his first steps in the British capital by creating a series of particular and provocative public art interventions. Don't Look Back in Anger is an intervention made by scratching onto a new Jaguar, legendary British car. Pejac reinterpreted Van Gogh’s Starry Night as a commentary to the UK’s decision to Brexit.

Another one of mentioned street art installation was a series called Downside Up. Pejac was playing with an imagination of those who walk pass chosen streets and he placed seen shoes tossed over a lamp upside down. During the show Pejac exhibited 35 pieces including oils on canvas, sculptures in different mediums, installations and drawings; the show tackled environmental issues through his particular poetic language. On the night of the opening he released a lenticular limited print edition of 200 examples called Linea. Venice, Italy. 30 September - 1 October 2017 Two days pop-up show in Venice featured artworks from the series called Redemption Series. Playing with the texture of pressed wood panels, Pejac created visual treats that use this medium in a poetic and conceptual way. Between the topics, he reflects in this series belong environmental issues; the show included a large drawing on paper that gave a name to this exhibition A Forest, small sculptures and a reality-twisting installation on the canal.

The exhibition took place at Squero di San Trovaso, one of the oldest and most famous boatyards in the city. At this authentic place in Venice, gondolas are still produced in a traditional way by hand. Paris, France. 20–24 June 2018 Pejac's self-produced show Waterline took place on an old péniche boat that he transferred into a floating gallery on Seine river, moored right next to Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. He presented a large series of 30 studio drawings on paper; the original artworks made with charcoal or pencil gave visitors insights on the crucial part of his creative process, on his first steps towards larger canvases or public art interventions. On the opening night of the exhibition, he released a new limited edition print of 80 copies called A Forest; the print was sold through a lottery system and all the collected funds were donated to the environmental NGO Foundation GoodPlanet. Pejac's outdoor works include: Lock and Shutters, Üsküdar, Turkey, 2014 Scream, Norway Downside Up, Redchurch Street, Shacklewell Street and Granby Street, London, United Kingdom, 2016 Mothers Artists, Al-Azraq Syrian refugee camp, Jordan, 2016 Kite and Throne, Al-Hussein Palestinian refugee camp, Jordan, 2016 Rotation, Jabal, Al Webdah, Jordan, 2016 Heavy Sea, Nowhere, 2016 Fossil, 27 Scott Avenue, Brooklyn, New York Inner Strength, 2, Henry Street, Manhattan, New York Land Adrift, Atlantic Ocean, Spain Official website Pejac's videos on YouTube Articles tagged'Pejac' at DesignBloom

Lance Carter

Lance David Carter is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher and current minor league pitching coach. He pitched in MLB with the Kansas City Royals, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, he threw right-handed. Selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 21st round of the 1994 Major League Baseball draft out of Manatee Community College, Carter spent 6 years in the Royals minor league system, including losing the entire 1997 season due to injury, before making his major league debut with the Royals on September 15, 1999. Carter became a free agent at the end of the season, he did not play at all in 2001 and signed with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on January 11, 2002. Carter had a career year in 2003. During the 2003 season, he went 7-5 with a 4.33 ERA. In 2004, Carter had a 3.47 ERA in 56 games, a 4.89 ERA in 39 games in 2005. On January 14, 2006, Carter and Danys Báez were traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Edwin Jackson and minor leaguer Chuck Tiffany. Carter struggled in his 10 games for the Dodgers.

A free agent after the 2006 season, Carter signed with the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan. Carter pitched in just about every role for the Buffaloes, with 11 starts in 34 games and 6 saves with a 4.48 ERA. On January 2, 2008, he signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays with an invitation to spring training, he pitched three scoreless innings in spring training for the Blue Jays, but was sent to minor league camp. He spent the entire 2008 season on the minor league disabled list and became a free agent at the end of the season. After retiring from the field, Carter served as a pitching coach for the University of South Florida, in the Philadelphia Phillies' organization. Carter played a similar role for the Lowell Spinners, short-season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, from 2015 to 2017, was promoted by Boston to be pitching coach of the Class-A Advanced Salem Red Sox in 2018. In January 2020, Carter was named pitching coach of the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs.

Carter and his family reside in Florida. He and his wife Maeve have three children. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet

Queen's Counsel

In the United Kingdom and in some Commonwealth countries, a Queen's Counsel during the reign of a queen, or King's Counsel during the reign of a king, is a lawyer, appointed by the monarch of the country to be one of "Her Majesty's Counsel learned in the law". The position originated in England; some Commonwealth countries have either abolished the position, or re-named it so as to remove monarchical connotations, for example, "Senior Counsel" or "Senior Advocate". Queen's Counsel is an office, conferred by the Crown, recognised by courts. Members have the privilege of sitting within the bar of court; the term is recognised as an honorific. As members wear silk gowns of a particular design, appointment as Queen's Counsel is known informally as taking silk and QCs are colloquially called silks. Appointments are made from within the legal profession on the basis of merit rather than a particular level of experience. However, successful applicants tend to be barristers, or advocates with 15 years of experience or more.

The Attorney General, Solicitor-General and King's Serjeants were King's Counsel in Ordinary in the Kingdom of England. The first Queen's Counsel Extraordinary was Sir Francis Bacon, given a patent giving him precedence at the Bar in 1597, formally styled King's Counsel in 1603; the new rank of King's Counsel contributed to the gradual obsolescence of the more senior serjeant-at-law by superseding it. The Attorney-General and Solicitor-General had succeeded the King's Serjeants as leaders of the Bar in Tudor times, though not technically senior until 1623 and 1813, respectively, but the King's Counsel emerged into eminence only in the early 1830s, prior to when they were few in number. It became the standard means to recognise a barrister as a senior member of the profession, the numbers multiplied accordingly, it became of greater professional importance to become a KC, the serjeants declined. The KCs inherited the prestige of their priority before the courts; the earliest English law list, published in 1775, lists 165 members of the Bar, of whom 14 were King's Counsel, a proportion of about 8.5%.

As of 2010 the same proportion existed, though the number of barristers had increased to about 12,250 in independent practice. In 1839 the number of Queen's Counsel was seventy. In 1882, the number of Queen's Counsel was 187; the list of Queen's Counsel in the Law List of 1897 gave the names of 238, of whom hardly one third appeared to be in actual practice. In 1959, the number of practising Queen's Counsel was 181. In each of the five years up to 1970, the number of practising Queen's Counsel was 208, 209, 221, 236 and 262, respectively. In each of the years 1973 to 1978, the number of practising Queen's Counsel was 329, 345, 370, 372, 384 and 404, respectively. In 1989, the number of practising Queen's Counsel was 601. In each of the years 1991 to 2000, the number of practising Queen's Counsel was 736, 760, 797, 845, 891, 925, 974, 1006, 1043, 1072, respectively; the title traditionally depends on the gender of the sovereign. The current Queen, Elizabeth II, has had a long reign, it is unlikely that many lawyers appointed as King's Counsel more than 67 years ago survive today.

Queen's Counsel and serjeants were prohibited, at least from the mid-nineteenth century onward, from drafting pleadings alone. They were not permitted to appear in court without a junior barrister, they had to have chambers in London. From the beginning, they were not allowed to appear against the Crown without a special licence, but this was given as a formality; this stipulation was important in criminal cases, which are brought in the name of the Crown. The result was that, until 1920 in England and Wales, King's and Queen's Counsel had to have a licence to appear in criminal cases for the defence; these restrictions had a number of consequences: they made the taking of "silk" something of a professional risk, because the appointment abolished at a stroke some of the staple work of the junior barrister. By the end of the twentieth century, all of these rules had been abolished one by one. Appointment as QC is now a matter of prestige only, with no formal disadvantages. Queen's Counsel were traditionally selected from barristers, rather than from lawyers in general, because they were counsel appointed to conduct court work on behalf of the Crown.

Although the limitations on private instruction were relaxed, QCs continued to be selected from barristers, who had the sole right of audience in the higher courts. The first woman appointed King's Counsel was Helen Kinnear in Canada in 1934; the first women to be appointed as King's Counsel in the England were Helena Normanton and Rose Heilbron in 1949. They were preceded by Margaret Kidd KC appointed a KC on Scotland in 1948. In 1994 solicitors of England and Wales became entitled to gain rights of audience in the higher courts, some 275 were so entitled in 1995. In 1995, these solicitors alone became entitled to apply for appointment as Queen's Counsel, the first two solicitors were appointed on 27 March 1997, out of 68 new QCs; these were Arthur Marriott, partner of the London office of the American law firm of Wilmer Cutler and Pickering based in