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Barry Island

-1462799-by-Steve-Daniels.jpg thumb right Majestic holiday chalets Butlins Barry Island was a holiday camp that opened 1966 and closed in 1996, by which time it had been known as The Barry Island Resort for about nine years. Film and Barry Island thumb right Marco's Cafe, Barry Island, used in Gavin & Stacey (File:Barry Island Marco's Cafe.jpg) The holiday camp was used to film scenes in the "Shangri-La" holiday camp in the ''Doctor Who'' serial ''Delta and the Bannermen''. The island was also a location for ''Doctor Who'' in the 2005 series episodes "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances", standing in for a bomb site in 1941 London. The BBC television series ''Gavin & Stacey'' is partly set and filmed in Barry. thumb left Caesar's Palace (File:Barry Island Caesar's Palace.jpg) thumb left Shopfront (File:Barry Island shopfront.jpg) The Island also served as the setting for ''Pleasure Park'' on ITV Wales as part of the ''It's My Shout'' short film series. Part of the Island including the Pleasure Park was used in the serial ''The Mad Woman in the Attic'', part of the third series of the ''Sarah Jane Adventures''. The third, fourth and fifth series of the BBC supernatural drama ''Being Human (Being Human (UK TV series))'' were set and filmed in Barry, and were aired in early 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively. The film ''Submarine (Submarine (2010 film))'' was partly filmed in Barry. "Warship Class" from the 2008 debut album by Silvery is set in Woodham Brothers scrapyard and mentions Barry Island. . Wales' railway network developed in conjunction with that of the rest of the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century. The North Wales Coast Line and South Wales Main Line sought to profit from traffic between London and Ireland. Numerous railways were built to export coal and iron from South Wales and slate from North Wales. In the latter half of the nineteenth century, tourism was booming and railways served resorts such as Llandudno, Barry Island and locations along the Cambrian Coast Line. Abercynon North was served by a train every 30 minutes in each direction, weekday daytimes, calling at almost all stations between Aberdare and Barry Island via Llandaf.


Union Square, San Francisco

Railway Muni now plans to build an extension of its Muni Metro system to connect Union Square and Chinatown. The extension, known as the Central Subway, is currently scheduled for completion by 2019. In film Scenes of the square and the surrounding neighborhood were featured in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller ''Vertigo (Vertigo (film))'' (1958) and the opening scene of his ''The Birds (The Birds (film))'' was filmed at the edge of the square—the character Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) looks up and sees hundreds of birds flying in a circular pattern around the column at the center of the square. Francis Ford Coppola shot scenes of ''The Conversation'' (1974) in Union Square, where the bugged conversation which forms the foundation of the movie takes place. Philip Kaufman's 1978 film ''Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978 film))'' also features scenes of the square. See also 38 Geary Transbay Terminal (San Francisco Transbay Terminal) Point Lobos and 48th Ave. Financial District (Financial District, San Francisco), Union Square (Union Square, San Francisco), Japantown (Japantown, San Francisco, California), Western Addition (Western Addition, San Francisco, California), Richmond (Richmond District, San Francisco), Ocean Beach (Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California) Schedule Route map (PDF) - Utopia Ben relocates to San Francisco along with the other X-Men. ''X-Men: Manifest Destiny'' #2 He reappears putting out fires started by rioting over Proposition X, an anti-mutant reproductive legislation being pushed by the anti-mutant organization "Humanity Now!" ''Dark X-Men Dark Avengers: Utopia'' After the riots subside, the Dark X-Men along with Norman Osborn declare a city-wide curfew for all citizens prohibiting public activity after dark. In Avalanche's (Avalanche (comics)) bar, Match, along with fellow student Hellion (Hellion (comics)) and other mutants angrily decide to cause a scene after curfew hours for all the world to see as a warning against the "fascism" of the Dark X-Men. As Match spreads fire throughout Union Square (Union Square, San Francisco), the Dark X-Men come to arrest the troublemaking mutants. ''Uncanny X-Men'' #513 After a battle, they are taken into custody by the Dark X-Men. ''Dark Avengers'' #7 Eventually Match and the other imprisoned mutants are freed by the X-Force and teleported to the island of Utopia (Asteroid M). ''Dark Avengers Uncanny X-Men: Exodus'' #1


White Rock, British Columbia

. The festival began in 1949. White Rock in television and film Scenes from the boxing film ''Knockout (Knockout (2011 film))'', along with some in the 2007's ''Juno'' (Juno (film)) were filmed in White Rock. Portions of the 1965 film ''The Railrodder'' starring Buster Keaton were filmed in White Rock. Much of the 1982 movie ''Big Meat Eater'' was filmed near and around the White Rock waterfront. The USA Network's detective comedy ''Psych (Psych (TV series))'' is also filmed in White Rock, though the series is set in Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California), California. There is also a brief scene in ''Leaving Normal (Leaving Normal (film))'' filmed at the White Rock waterfront. Scenes from ''The X-Files'' were also filmed here, as were scenes from the Steven Seagal movie ''Driven to Kill''. Notable residents *Jason Garrison, defenseman for the Vancouver Canucks *Colton Gillies, left winger for the Columbus Blue Jackets *Ellie Harvie, actress *Jewel Staite, actress * '''Waterfront Station (Waterfront Station (Vancouver))''' - Transfer point to the SkyTrain terminus for both the Expo (Expo Line (TransLink)) and Millennium (Millennium Line) Lines, as well as the SeaBus to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver (North Vancouver, British Columbia (city)). It is also the western terminus of the West Coast Express. * '''Burrard Station''' - This is the Vancouver terminus for the 98 B-Line, though it does not make a layover. Located in the middle of the financial district. Transfer point to the SkyTrain system as well as to suburban routes to Burnaby, North Vancouver, Surrey (Surrey, British Columbia), Delta (Delta, British Columbia), White Rock (White Rock, British Columbia), Coquitlam and Port Moody. * '''Burrard & Robson''' - Served the Robson Street shopping district. * '''Willow''' - Serves Vancouver General Hospital and the southern False Creek area. Also a transfer point to route #50 False Creek South and #17 Oak. * '''Cambie (Cambie Street)''' - Transfer point to the Canada Line (Broadway – City Hall Station) to downtown (Downtown Vancouver), Richmond (Richmond, British Columbia) and Vancouver International Airport. The Canada Line also serves as a connection to bus routes to Surrey (Surrey, British Columbia), White Rock (White Rock, British Columbia) and Delta (Delta, British Columbia). Also serving this station is Vancouver City Hall and the #15 bus that runs down Cambie Street to downtown. * '''Main (Main Street (Vancouver))''' - Transfer point to the #3 bus that operates between Main Street, TELUS World of Science (TELUS World of Science, Vancouver) (better known as Science World) and downtown. Also a short distance from Pacific Central Station (Pacific Central Station (Vancouver)), which is the terminus for long-distance train routes and Greyhound (Greyhound Lines) bus routes, and Chinatown (Chinatown, Vancouver). Transfer point to the #19 bus that operates Stanley Park and Metrotown Station. The '''Merritt Centennials''' are a junior "A" ice hockey (junior hockey) team based in Merritt, British Columbia. They are members of the Interior Division of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). The franchise was established in Kamloops in 1961 and moved to White Rock (White Rock, British Columbia) in 1973 when the WCHL (Western Hockey League)'s Vancouver Nats moved to Kamloops and became the Chiefs (Kamloops Chiefs). The Centennials settled in Merritt midway through the 1973-74 season. They play their home games at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. Services The Canada Line splits just southwest of Bridgeport Station, with the main line continuing southward through Richmond to its terminus at Richmond–Brighouse Station. A branch line heads westward across Sea Island (Sea Island (British Columbia)) to YVR–Airport Station at the Vancouver International Airport. Passengers traveling between Richmond and Sea Island must transfer at Bridgeport to complete their journey. The station also serves as the new terminus for express buses from Delta (Delta, British Columbia) and White Rock (White Rock, British Columbia); in the past, these buses continued to Downtown Vancouver. Beginning May 28, 2005, ultra-marathon cyclist Arvid Loewen cycled 7,000 km in 30 days across Canada raising money and awareness for an orphanage, MCF, in Kenya (:Category:Kenya). Cycling 240 km a day, Arvid began in White Rock, British Columbia (w:White Rock, British Columbia), and finished on June 26 in Halifax, Nova Scotia (w:Halifax, Nova Scotia).


Hollywood

'' and the first pantomime since its refurbishment - ''Cinderella'' which starred Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney. ''Scenes for the Soul'' In 1994, Tillman directed and wrote his own feature-length film, ''Scenes for the Soul'', which was shot in Chicago. "Biography for George Tillman Jr.." IMDb. IMDb.com, Inc. , 2011. Web. 15 Feb 2011. . Tillman had thirty days to shoot the film and on top of that, work with a lot of actors who never acted before. In ''Scenes for the Soul'', Tillman skillfully intertwines three stories based on the day in the life of a diverse group of African American characters. "Gale Contemporary Black Biography:George Tillman, Jr.." Answers.com. Answers Corporation, 2011. Web. 15 Feb 2011. . In 1995, Tillman finished editing the film. Upon completion, Tillman went to Hollywood with the copy of ''Scenes for the Soul'' and a few hundred dollars. Tillman was able to sell his film to George Jackson (George Jackson (producer)) and Doug McHenry who bought it for Savoy Pictures for the grand total of $1,000,000. However, Savoy Pictures went bankrupt before the film went out in theaters.


NASA

, is an adaptation of the book ''Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 (Lost Moon)'' by astronaut Jim Lovell (the story's protagonist) and Jeffrey Kluger. Howard went to great lengths to create a technically accurate movie, employing NASA's technical assistance in astronaut and flight controller training for his cast, and even obtaining permission to film scenes aboard a reduced gravity aircraft for realistic depiction of the "weightlessness" experienced by the astronauts in space. The real Mission Control room is located on the third floor of a building in Houston, Texas. NASA offered the use of the control room for filming but Howard declined, opting instead to make his own replica from scratch. Production designer Michael Corenblith and set decorator Merideth Boswell were in charge of the construction of the Mission Control set at Universal Studios. The set was equipped with giant rear-screen projection capabilities and a complex set of computers with individual video feeds to all the flight controller stations. The actors playing the flight controllers were able to communicate with each other on a private audio loop. The Mission Control room built for the film was on a ground floor. One NASA employee who was a consultant for the film said that the set was so realistic that he would leave at the end of the day and look for the elevator before remembering he was not in Mission Control. By the time the film was made, the USS ''Iwo Jima'' (USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2)) had been scrapped, so her sister ship, the USS ''New Orleans'' (USS New Orleans (LPH-11)), was used as the recovery ship instead. History National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provided the Delta II rocket to launch Radarsat-1 in exchange for access to its data. Estimates are that the project, excluding launch, cost $620 million (Canadian). The Canadian federal government contributed about $500 million, the four participating provinces (Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia) about $57 million, and the private sector about $63 million. Plot Four teenagers and a 12-year-old boy go to space camp for three weeks during the summer to learn about the NASA space program and mimic astronaut training. They meet their instructor, Andie Bergstrom, a NASA trained astronaut who is frustrated that she has not yet been assigned to a shuttle (Space Shuttle) mission. Her bitterness is compounded by the fact that her husband, camp director Zach Bergstrom, is an astronaut who has walked on the moon. 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If I was their parent, I'd do everything I could to get these children out of harms way and get them something to eat – even if it meant risking crossing the border illegally.) I would end the death penalty. Also in Arizona, I read a newspaper story about a death penalty protester who posed: “Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?” Good question. I would increase, exponentially, American foreign aid (it is currently only 4% of the budget) to try to help stem world hunger much more – 24,000 people starve to death every day in the world – and to help realize Habitat for Humanity (w:Habitat for Humanity)'s goal of providing adequate housing, (“…for every person in the world.”) I would bring peace to urban war zones around the country. (In part of this effort, our family moved into a dangerous part of Cleveland, Ohio, to be part of the solution.) I would end w:homelessness homelessness . (We take homeless people into our home. And we will be doing the same in the West Wing (w:West Wing). I mean the Lincoln bedroom (w:Lincoln Bedroom) is free, as an example.) I would tremendously jack down and simplify the economy, shifting America back to much more of a local production for local consumption orientation, like it was in the “old days.” I would mobilize efforts for a tremendous come back of the small family farm and the practice of growing organically. This was once the backbone of our country, I told the newspaper Country Today in Wisconsin. And it should be again. I would get people to tighten their belts and pay off the w:National Debt National Debt so our children don't inherit it. During a talk at the University of Notre Dame (w:University of Notre Dame) recently, I said I would redirect the technical smarts at NASA (w:NASA) toward coming up with better water filtration systems, solar panel (w:solar panel)s, wind turbine (w:wind turbine)s..., as opposed to working on things like going to space destinations where we: can't breathe the air, there's no gravity and there's no food! “That might be, oh, a hint God doesn't want us there,” I said. I would give some of the land back to the Native Americans (w:Native Americans) so it's equitable, like it should have been from the beginning. And I would give the African Americans (w:African Americans) tangible reparations for past atrocities (w:Reparations for slavery) and the ongoing trans-generational problems slavery (w:slavery) caused. And, I would ensure – as impossible as this seems – that the Cleveland Browns (w:Cleveland Browns) had a winning season, soon... For a look at how I would actually try to make a lot of this happen, the Cleveland Browns notwithstanding, go to my rather extensive position papers at ''Atlantis'' lifted off in fair weather at 2:20 p.m. EDT (1820 UTC) from the w:Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral (w:Cape Canaveral), Florida. The launch was viewed by over 40,000 spectators at Kennedy, including a small group chosen by NASA (w:NASA) for a space "tweetup (w:Twitter)". Carrying six veteran astronauts and an assortment of parts for the International Space Station (w:International Space Station) (ISS), the shuttle took off without any delays. This mission, scheduled to take twelve days, is the aging shuttle's 32nd voyage into space of its 25-year career.


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