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Zac Baird

Zachary Baird is a keyboardist, known for collaborating with the band Korn. He is noted for using the Moog synthesizer, as well as the Ondes Martenot. Zach Baird graduated from the Arts Magnet, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas. A high school that has produced other artist such as musicians Edie Brickell, Erykah Badu, jazz trumpet player Roy Hargrove, singer song writer Patrice Pike and singer Norah Jones, his first project was a 15 piece funk band called Whitey but he joined the band Billy Goat in 1990 and was a member for six years. Over the years he either founded or was involved in numerous other projects and bands, including: Cottonmouth Texas Decadent Dub Team HairyApesBMX MaimouBaird has collaborated with artists from many various music genres, including Edie Brickell, Evanescence, Colin Hay, Daniel Powter, Mike Dillon, Stone Gossard, he was auditioned for Nine Inch Nails: He was auditioned for the Grammy-awarded alternative artist Beck, he describes it as great experience: Baird had toured with pop singer and pianist, Daniel Powter in Europe in 2005.

He has worked with the band Korn, touring with them worldwide as a masked horse in See You on the Other Side tour, as well as in their 2006 edition of Family Values Tour. He has temporarily joined the band for their eighth studio album. Collaboration with Korn and his previous projects was quite a difference for him: On December 9, 2006 Baird performed with the band on MTV Unplugged: Korn playing piano. After the Bitch We Got A Problem Tour, Baird continued to work with KoRn frontman Jonathan Davis on his Alone I Play tour as a part of his backing band SFA. Baird has contributed with work on KoRn guitarist Munky's solo project Fear and the Nervous System. In late 2009 and early 2010, Baird was part of Adam Lambert's band providing programming, working as his music director and playing keyboards. 2011 was the year of James "Munky" Shaffer of Korn solo project Fear and the Nervous system featuring Zac on Keyboards. With an undetermined second album or tour. Baird toured with Korn during 2013's The Paradigm Shift Tour, the 20th Anniversary Tour from 2014 through 2015.

As of early 2017, Zac is no longer collaborating with the band. The Jay Leno Show The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien David Letterman The Oprah Winfrey Show MTV Unplugged VH1's "Unplugged" Ellen DeGeneres American Music Awards Good Morning America The Today Show Lopez Tonight Jimmy Kimmel Live! Moog Synthesizers Access Virus Novation Analogue Systems Critter & Guitari Roland JX-305 Roland JX-3P Roland JX-8P Roland JV-1080 Roland TR-606 Roland TR-707 Roland TR-909 Roland XP-80 Clavia Nord Lead Clavia Nord Electro 2 Clavia Nord Modular Korg M1 Korg MS2000 Kurzweil K2000 Analog synthesizers Yamaha Piano Hammond Organ Ondes Martenot 1992 - "Bush Roaming Mammals" - BillyGoat 1994 - "Live at the Swingers Ball" - BillyGoat 1995 - "Black & White" - BillyGoat 1997 - "Anti-Social Butterfly" - Cottonmouth, Texas 1999 - "The Right to Remain Silent" - Cottonmouth, Texas 2000 - "Expatriape" - HairyApesBMX 2001 - "Out Demons" - HairyApesBMX 2001 - "Bayleaf" - Stone Gossard 2002 - "Ultimate Collection" - Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians 2002 - "Slow Drip Torture" - Maimou 2003 - "Fallen" - Evanescence 2004 - "Persephonics" - Maimou 2005 - "Just Like Heaven" - Soundtrack 2006 - "Chopped, Screwed and Unglued" - Korn 2007 - "MTV Unplugged: Korn" - Korn 2007 - "Untitled" - Korn 2007 - "Alone I Play" - Jonathan Davis and the SFA 2009 - "Digital EP #1" - Korn 2008 - "Nightmare Revisited" - Various Artists 2010 - "Digital EP #2" - Korn 2010 - "Digital EP #3" - Korn 2011 - "Alone I Play / Live at the Union Chapel" - Jonathan Davis and the SFA 2011 - "Fear and the Nervous System" - Fear and the Nervous System 2012 - "The Path of Totality Tour – Live at the Hollywood Palladium" - Korn 2012 - "The Truth About Love" - Pink 2012 - "Urn" - Mike Dillon 2013 - "Afraid of Heights" - Wavves List of Moog synthesizer players Zac Baird MySpace Official site: Maimou

Kawarau Gorge

The Kawarau Gorge is a major river gorge, located in Central Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand. The Kawarau River flows through the gorge, located between the towns of Queenstown and Cromwell, part of the route of State Highway 6 follows the gorge; the gorge begins some 30 kilometres from Queenstown, close to the wine-growing community of Gibbston and the large rock outcrop known as the Nevis Bluff. It continues for some 25 kilometres before the river emerges into the upper valley of the Clutha River close to the settlement of Ripponvale, it is of major historic significance. The Roaring Meg hydro scheme and Goldfields Mining Centre are in the gorge. Visitors can experience panning for gold at the Goldfields Mining Centre; the gorge is noted for its natural beauty, is the site of several extreme sports, notably bungy jumping at the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, white-water sports such as kayaking and riverboarding. A 2004 accident resulted in two hundred litres of hydrochlorite acid spilling into the gorge, the acid cleaned the highway but caused no environmental damage.

Three New Zealand Army soldiers died when their Unimog fell 100 m down the gorge into the river, during a training exercise in 2005. The gorge is one of only two known areas where the nationally critical endangered fungus weevil Cerius otagensis has been found. Cromwell Gorge

Carronshore

Carronshore is a small village in the Falkirk council area of Scotland. The village lies in the Forth Valley, 1.7 miles north of the town of Falkirk and directly to the east of neighbouring village Carron. The village sits north of the River Carron. According to the 2001 census Carronshore has a population of just over 3,000 residents; the village has a Primary school located to the north east of the village. It boosts three takeaways, 3 convenience stores, a hair salon and a bookmakers. There are two bars in the village,'The Vic' and the'Carronshore Bar' as well as'The Shore', a bar bistro; the village grew as a port village during the 1700s and 1800s due to its close proximity to the river to the east of the village. The area is very well connected to the mining industry and was the site of many pits and collieries until the middle of the 20th century. List of places in Falkirk council area River Carron Falkirk Local History Society - Carronshore

Calavo Growers

Calavo Growers, Inc. is an international consumer goods and farm products company. The company packages, distributes avocados and other fruits, as well as their fresh prepared food to restaurants and individual customers worldwide. While the company is based in Santa Paula, avocado production is cultivated throughout the state of California, as well as Central and South America. Calavo Growers was established in 1924 as an agricultural cooperative and was instrumental in launching the California avocado industry; the company operates its business through three divisions including Fresh Products, Calavo Foods and Renaissance Food Group. The company has been listed on the America's Best Small Company list by Forbes; the company was assessed as a great value stock to pick by Zacks Investment Research. Calavo Growers, Inc. was founded on January 1924, as the California Avocado Growers' Exchange. Due to overwhelming interest in the avocado, many California growers had planted avocado seeds that had originated in Mexico.

Although slow to mature, by 1923 those avocado trees were producing a large enough crop to be marketed. The problem was the lack of a marketing outlet; the founders studied grower cooperatives that were doing well at the time such as the California Fruit Growers Exchange and adopted features that would work best for the avocado industry. In the first year, the California Avocado Growers Exchange packed the 18,000 lbs. of fruit that launched the California avocado industry. Shortly after, the growers exchange adopted the name Calavo as a brand; this was the result of a naming contest in which multiple entries were submitted combining the words "California" and "avocado". Calavo became the brand name of high quality avocados. In the early 1930s, the cooperative increased its offerings to include limes, kiwis and persimmons. Papayas were added in the late 1940s; the California Avocado Advisory board was created in 1961, Calavo played a key role in its creation and development. The purpose was to market the California avocado industry as a whole and not just the avocado growers in the cooperative.

Today it is known as the California Avocado Commission. After 78 years as a growers cooperative, Calavo members voted to take the company public. In 2002, Calavo Growers Inc. was designated the ticker symbol CVGW on the NASDAQ National Market System. The seats on the company's board of directors were filled with longtime avocado growers, that remains so today. Calavo Growers markets fresh avocados grown in California and Chile. Additionally, it distribute other fruit products such as tomatoes and Hawaiian produced papayas. Operations in Mexico and ship fresh avocados from their 50,000 sq. ft. packinghouse while a second 90,000 sq.ft. facility prepares and packages fresh avocado products such as guacamole. Their products are distributed throughout the U. S. to retailers and foodservice operations nationwide, as well as Canada and Asia. California Avocado Society California Avocado Commission Official website

1971 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy

1971 was the seventh occasion on which the BBC2 Floodlit Trophy competition had been held. This year was another new name on the trophySt. Helens won the trophy by beating Rochdale Hornets by the score of 8-2 The match was played at Knowsley Road, Eccleston, St Helens, Merseyside; the attendance was 9,255 and receipts were £2,493 This was St. Helens first victory after being runner-up in three of the previous six finals This season saw no changes in the entrants, no new members and no withdrawals, the number remaining at eighteen; the format was changed back to that favoured in previous seasons when the preliminary round was played on a two-legged home and away basis with the rest of the tournament being played on a knock-out basis. The preliminary round involved four clubs. Involved 2 matches and 4 Clubs Involved 2 matches and the same 4 Clubs in reverse fixtures Involved 8 matches and 16 Clubs Involved 4 matches with 8 clubs Involved 2 matches and 4 Clubs Scoring - Try = three points - Goal = two points - Drop goal = two points This tree excludes any preliminary round fixtures 1 * This match was televised 2 * Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990-1991 and 1991-92 and the St. Helens official archives give the attendance as 9,300, but RUGBYLEAGUEprojects gives it as 9,255 3 * Knowsley Road was the home of St Helens R.

F. C. from 1890 until its closure in 2010. The final capacity was 17,500 although the record attendance was 35,695 set on 26 December 1949 for a league game between St Helens and Wigan; the Rugby League BBC2 Floodlit Trophy was a knock-out competition sponsored by the BBC and between rugby league clubs, entrance to, conditional upon the club having floodlights. Most matches were played on an evening, those of which the second half was televised, were played on a Tuesday evening. Despite the competition being named as'Floodlit', many matches took place during the afternoons and not under floodlights, several of the entrants, including Barrow and Bramley did not have adequate lighting. And, when in 1973, due to the world oil crisis, the government restricted the use of floodlights in sport, all the matches, including the Trophy final, had to be played in the afternoon rather than at night; the Rugby League season always ran from around August-time through to around May-time and this competition always took place early in the season, in the Autumn, with the final taking place in December 1971–72 Northern Rugby Football League season 1971 Lancashire Cup 1971 Yorkshire Cup BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Rugby league county cups Saints Heritage Society 1896–97 Northern Rugby Football Union season at wigan.rlfans.com Hull&Proud Fixtures & Results 1896/1897 Widnes Vikings - One team, one passion Season In Review - 1896-97 The Northern Union at warringtonwolves.org Huddersfield R L Heritage

Sulaco (fictional spacecraft)

The U. S. S. Sulaco is a fictional spaceship and important setting in the film Aliens, it appears in the opening scene of Alien 3, as well as in the Aliens: Infestation and Aliens: Colonial Marines video games that takes place shortly after the events of Alien 3. The Sulaco is named after a fictional town in Joseph Conrad's novel Nostromo, the name of the ship from the original Alien. A number of other names in the franchise are based on Conrad's work as well; some scholarly research into the symbolism of the Alien franchise has considered it significant that Sulaco in Conrad's Nostromo is the home of the owners of the silver mine figuring in the book, while the Sulaco in Aliens transports soldiers to investigate unknown troubles at a corporate outpost of Weyland-Yutani and to protect their investment—drawing parallels between the "corporate" owners in Conrad's work and the shadowy business entity forming a central part of the Aliens franchise. The Sulaco is a Conestoga-class starship that transports United Systems Colonial Marines to investigate the loss of communication with a colony on LV-426 in the Aliens film.

While carrying only a small complement in the movie, only two dropships, it is noted in other reference material that as a troop carrier, the Sulaco could carry up to 20,000 tons of cargo, with up to eight UD4L Cheyenne dropships and has sufficient life support capabilities for 90 crew and passengers. After encountering aliens in the colony, only Ellen Ripley, a colonist named Newt, Marine Dwayne Hicks, the android Bishop manage to return to the ship, they accidentally carry along an alien queen, which Ripley ejects into space during the movie's final battle before the survivors enter cryogenic sleep. In Alien 3, a fire aboard the Sulaco leads to the survivors' cryogenic sleep tubes being launched from the ship, with its further fate unknown. Syd Mead, a principal conceptual designer on Aliens, first designed the Sulaco as a massive sphere, a "heavily armed cargo ship, outfitted to transport material". James Cameron was not satisfied, as having a spherical model move past the lens would have required variable focus.

While some claim that the basic shape was based on a submarine, the design has most been described as a "gun in space" due to the elongated form resembling the pulse rifles used in the movie—with Syd Mead agreeing that this was one of the reasons for the switch from the spherical form. Other film analysts have remarked on how the opening shot of the ship as something sinister and weaponlike presages Ripley's transformation during the movie into a warrior figure, akin to the hardened Marines the Sulaco carries; the opening shot of the ship travelling through space has been called "fetishistic" and "shark-like", "an image of brutal strength and ingenious efficiency"—while the rigid, militarized interior of the Sulaco is contrasted to the somewhat more organic and friendly interior of the Nostromo in the first movie. Other sources have noted the homage the initial scenes pay to the opening tour through the Nostromo in Alien. Mead has denied rumors in the fan community that actual scientific research had been done into how a futuristic spaceship might work.

As an example, he noted that the idea for the early spherical design had nothing to do with creating centrifugal gravity, as such problems were for storyline purposes assumed to have been solved by science. Several movie academics have remarked on the color and lighting symbolism in the Alien franchise, which offsets white lit environments against darker, dirtier, "corrupted" settings; these black touches contrast, or attempt to take over, the purity of the white elements. Others have agreed with this interpretation and pointed to the Sulaco with its "sterilized, white interior" as representing this element in the second film of the franchise; the video game Aliens: Infestation features the Sulaco as one of its playable settings where the player is part of a marine unit sent to the ship to investigate what happened onboard after the events of Aliens. The videogame Aliens: Colonial Marines begins by featuring the derelict Sulaco being investigated by a Colonial Marine search-and-rescue team set shortly after the events of Alien 3.

The investigating marines find that the ship has been infested by aliens. Gearbox Software meticulously created the entire spaceship room-by-room; the ship has been built as a scale model by enthusiasts, toy company Aoshima Bunka Kyozai, model maker Halcyon, with some more detailed versions produced by small-series/individual commission modelling companies. Aliens Aliens Aliens: Newt's Tale Alien 3 Alien 3 Alien 3: The Gun Aliens: The Female War Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual Aliens: Colonial Marines Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report Alien: River of Pain Aliens: Bug Hunt