Albret landais

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Géolocalisation sur la carte : France
L’Albret landais est une région naturelle du département des Landes en région Aquitaine et le berceau de la maison d’Albret.

Défini comme région naturelle ou encore pays traditionnel, l’Albret un pays des Landes de Gascogne, situé à de l’est de la Haute-Lande et centré sur Labrit, dont il partage l’étymologie.
Labrit est l’une des formes primitives, citée en 1316 pour la réforme de Mixe et dans la chanson basque du couronnement de Jean d’Albret à Pampelune en 1494 : Labrit eta errege / Aita seme dirade…, « Labrit et le roi sont père et fils ». Cette dernière attestation plaide en faveur d’une origine patronymique, par exemple le nom germanique Liudbret, les familles nobles choisissant généralement des noms de baptême inspirés des Francs.
Lebret, Le Bret, A Le Bret, Albret (métathèses) sont d’autant de formes orales non étymologiques qui doivent seulement signaler que le vieux nom de baptême Liudbert était déjà tombé en désuétude depuis longtemps et n’était plus compris de la population qui l’a altéré sous l’influence du gascon bret, « bègue » ou Bret, « breton ». Il s’agit peut-être d’un nom de personne d’origine germanique ayant produit Albrecht en allemand (alémanique ou alsacien) et par la suite Aubert, Adalbert, et Albert en français ainsi qu’Albertet en occitan.
L’Albret (ou Labrit) est à l’origine une seigneurie, berceau de la maison d’Albret. Au milieu du XIIIe siècle, de par leurs possessions autour du château de Labrit et le nombre de leurs vassaux, les seigneurs d’Albret sont au tout premier rang des seigneurs gascons. La seigneurie de Labrit s’étend à cette époque de la paroisse de Labrit à celle de Vert et du Sen. Elle se complète de possessions en Bordelais et Bazadais et étend ses limites jusqu’à l’océan. L’énorme forteresse de terre construite à Labrit, peut-être la plus importante du Sud-Ouest, témoigne de la puissance de la famille. Peu à peu, les seigneurs d’Albret, poussés par leur ambition politique, sont amenés à quitter leur fief d’origine et à s’installer dans leurs autres possessions. C’est ainsi à Nérac, devenue capitale du duché d’Albret conçu en 1550, que Jeanne d’Albret (1528 – 1572), reine de Navarre et mère d’Henri IV, tient sa cour.


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Henry Stanley Plummer

Henry Stanley Plummer (* 3. März 1874 in Hamilton, Minnesota; † 31. Dezember 1936 in Rochester, Minnesota) war ein US-amerikanischer Internist und Endokrinologe.
Plummer erlangte 1898 den Doktorgrad der Medizin an der Northwestern University in Chicago. Drei Jahre später wurde er Arzt an der Mayo Clinic. Er spielte eine entscheidende Rolle bei dem weiteren Aufbau und Wachstum der Mayo Clinic in Rochester. 1914 wurde das „1914 Building“ eröffnet, ein Gebäude, das nach Plummers Vorstellungen einer idealen Klinik gebaut wurde. Im Jahre 1929 gestaltete er das Plummer Building. Im Jahre 1969 wurde es in das National Register of Historic Places aufgenommen.
Das Plummer-Vinson-Syndrom wurde nach ihm und dem US-amerikanischen Chirurgen Porter Paisley Vinson benannt. Im angloamerikanischen Schrifttum wird die multifokale Autonomie der Schilddrüse Plummer’s disease genannt. Im Deutschen trägt die (nur kurzfristig wirksame) Behandlung der Schilddrüsenüberfunktion (Hyperthyreose) mit großen Mengen Iodid ebenfalls seinen Namen („Plummerung“ oder „Plummern“).


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Sanatruce II

Sanatruce II (…) è stato un pretendente al trono dell’impero partico, figlio di Mitridate IV.
Nel 116 d.C. l’imperatore romano Traiano depose il re partico Osroe I dopo aver invaso la Mesopotamia, e dichiarò re al suo posto il sovrano fantoccio Partamaspate. Sanatruce ed il padre Mitridate, che era fratello di Osroe, presero la corona congiuntamente e continuarono ad opporsi ai Romani in Mesopotamia, portando Traiano a scendere contro di loro verso il Golfo Persico. Dopo aver sconfitto nuovamente i Parti, la Mesopotamia fu dichiarata provincia romana. Dopo la partenza dei Romani, Osroe riuscì a detronizzare Partamaspate e reclamò il trono per sé.
Mitridate IV e Sanatruce II succedettero definitivamente ad Osroe nella parte occidentale dell’impero partico, ed il suo regno durò dal 129 al 140, anno in cui morì in una battaglia nella Commagene romana. Sanatruce, che era coregnante e successore designato, era però morto precedentemente cadendo durante uno scontro con i Romani, assaporando solo brevemente la regalità. Il trono andò al fratello Vologese IV, che sconfisse il rivale dell’intera famiglia Vologase III nel 147.


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Roger Bouzinac

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Roger Bouzinac né le 28 juillet 1920 à Albi et mort le 2 février 2003 à Paris, est un journaliste et patron de presse qui a dirigé l’Agence France-Presse de 1978 à 1979.
Il rentre au quotidien Nice-Matin en 1945, exerce le rôle de correspondant local à Paris pour ce journal dont il devient administrateur de 1971 à 1998.
Entre 1951 et 1957 il participe à divers cabinets ministériels de la IVe République puis exerce les fonctions d’adjoint à la mairie du Cannet de 1965 à 1977.
Il est nommé Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur le 23 décembre 1970.
Il prend la direction de l’Agence France Presse le 14 juin 1978, provoquant la démission d’Hubert Beuve-Méry du Conseil d’administration de l’AFP qui dénonce « le fait du prince » dans cette nomination, des administrateurs représentant des organismes publics s’étant alliés à une partie des administrateurs représentant la presse.
Roger Bouzinac quitte la direction de l’AFP le 8 octobre 1979, démissionnant avant le terme de son mandat de trois ans.
Successivement directeur délégué général du Syndicat national de la presse quotidienne régionale (SNPQR), de 1979 à 1986, directeur de la Fédération nationale de la presse Française (FNPF), il représente la presse au sein de la Commission nationale de la communication et des libertés (CNCL) de 1986 à 1989 avant de participer aux activités du Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA) en tant que conseiller pour les affaires de presse, de 1989 à 1996.
Il décède à Paris dans la nuit du 1er au 2 février 2003 à l’âge de 82 ans salué par le ministre Jean-Jacques Aillagon.


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Fontaine-en-Dormois

Fontaine-en-Dormois – miejscowość i gmina we Francji, w regionie Szampania-Ardeny, w departamencie Marna.
Według danych na rok 1990 gminę zamieszkiwało 25 osób, a gęstość zaludnienia wynosiła 5 osób/km².
Argers • Auve • Belval-en-Argonne • Berzieux • Binarville • Braux-Saint-Remy • Braux-Sainte-Cohière • Cernay-en-Dormois • Châtrices • Chaudefontaine • Contault • Courtémont • Dampierre-le-Château • Dommartin-Dampierre • Dommartin-sous-Hans • Dommartin-Varimont • Éclaires • Élise-Daucourt • Épense • Florent-en-Argonne • Fontaine-en-Dormois • Givry-en-Argonne • Gizaucourt • Gratreuil • Hans • Herpont • La Chapelle-Felcourt • La Croix-en-Champagne • La Neuville-au-Pont • La Neuville-aux-Bois • Laval-sur-Tourbe • Le Châtelier • Le Chemin • Le Vieil-Dampierre • Les Charmontois • Maffrécourt • Malmy • Massiges • Minaucourt-le-Mesnil-lès-Hurlus • Moiremont • Noirlieu • Passavant-en-Argonne • Rapsécourt • Remicourt • Rouvroy-Ripont • Saint-Jean-sur-Tourbe • Saint-Mard-sur-Auve • Saint-Mard-sur-le-Mont • Saint-Remy-sur-Bussy • Saint-Thomas-en-Argonne • Sainte-Menehould • Servon-Melzicourt • Sivry-Ante • Somme-Bionne • Somme-Tourbe • Somme-Yèvre • Sommepy-Tahure • Tilloy-et-Bellay • Valmy • Verrières • Vienne-la-Ville • Vienne-le-Château • Ville-sur-Tourbe • Villers-en-Argonne • Virginy • Voilemont • Wargemoulin-Hurlus


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Academic conference

An academic conference or symposium is a conference for researchers (not necessarily academics) to present and discuss their work. Together with academic or scientific journals, conferences provide an important channel for exchange of information between researchers.

Conferences are usually composed of various presentations. They tend to be short and concise, with a time span of about 10 to 30 minutes; presentations are usually followed by a discussion. The work may be bundled in written form as academic papers and published as the conference proceedings.
Usually a conference will include keynote speakers (often, scholars of some standing, but sometimes individuals from outside academia). The keynote lecture is often longer, lasting sometimes up to an hour and a half, particularly if there are several keynote speakers on a panel.
In addition to presentations, conferences also feature panel discussions, round tables on various issues and workshops.
Prospective presenters are usually asked to submit a short abstract of their presentation, which will be reviewed before the presentation is accepted for the meeting. Some disciplines require presenters to submit a paper of about 6–15 pages, which is peer reviewed by members of the program committee or referees chosen by them.
In some disciplines, such as English and other languages, it is common for presenters to read from a prepared script. In other disciplines such as the sciences, presenters usually base their talk around a visual presentation that displays key figures and research results.
A large meeting will usually be called a conference, while a smaller is termed a workshop. They might be single track or multiple track, where the former has only one session at a time, while a multiple track meeting has several parallel sessions with speakers in separate rooms speaking at the same time.
The larger the conference, the more likely it is that academic publishing houses may set up displays. Large conferences also may have a career and job search and interview activities.
At some conferences, social or entertainment activities such as tours and receptions can be part of the program. Business meetings for learned societies or interest groups can also be part of the conference activities.
Academic conferences typically fall into three categories:
Increasing numbers of amplified conferences are being provided which exploit the potential of WiFi networks and mobile devices in order to enable remote participants to contribute to discussions and listen to ideas.
Advanced technology for meeting with any yet unknown person in a conference is performed by active RFID that may indicate wilfully identified and relatively located upon approach via electronic tags.
Conferences are usually organized either by a scientific society or by a group of researchers with a common interest. Larger meetings may be handled on behalf of the scientific society by a Professional Conference Organiser or PCO.
The meeting is announced by way of a Call For Papers (CFP) or a Call For Abstracts, which is sent to prospective presenters and explains how to submit their abstracts or papers. It describes the broad theme and lists the meeting’s topics and formalities such as what kind of abstract (summary) or paper has to be submitted, to whom, and by what deadline. A CFP is usually distributed using a mailing list or on specialized online services. Contributions are usually submitted using an online abstract or paper management service.
There have been accusations for fake, scam, or fraudulent conferences; see also BIT Life Sciences and SCIgen § In conferences.


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The Terminal

The Terminal is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones. It is about a man who becomes trapped in New York City’s JFK International Airport terminal when he is denied entry into the United States and at the same time cannot return to his native country due to a revolution. The film is partially inspired by the 18-year stay of Mehran Karimi Nasseri in Terminal 1 of Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Paris, France, from 1988 to 2006.

Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks), a traveller from the fictional nation of Krakozhia, arrives at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, only to find that his passport is suddenly no longer valid due to the sudden outbreak of a civil war in his homeland. As a result, the United States no longer recognizes Krakozhia as a sovereign nation, and he is no longer permitted to either enter the country or return home as he is now considered to be stateless. Due to his inability to communicate in proper English, the airport’s branch of the US Customs and Border Protection seize both his passport and airline ticket, whereupon its temporary director, Frank Dixon (Stanley Tucci), makes him stay in the terminal he came through. Left with no other choice, Viktor decides to settle in at a closed off section of the terminal, Gate 67, with only his luggage and a peanut can, soon making a home out of it. Much to the frustration of Dixon, who is being considered for promotion to director of the US Customs branch, Viktor chooses not to break out of the terminal but wait patiently until he can legally enter the United States. Dixon, who wants him to illegally attempt to enter the country so he can deport him, decides to try finding ways to make it difficult for him to survive in the terminal, slowly becoming obsessed in doing so. During his initial days at the terminal, Viktor encounters and helps out a flight attendant named Amelia Warren (Catherine Zeta-Jones) after she slips on a wet floor and breaks the heel of her shoes, who assumes he is a contractor of sorts from the pager he was given by Customs but is surprised by his respectful kindness to her.
When Viktor is unable to secure himself some food after Dixon cuts him off from an avenue of money, his plight is noticed by a food service worker at the airport, Enrique Cruz (Diego Luna), who offers him food in exchange for helping in learning more about an immigration officer that he is infatuated with, Dolores Torres (Zoë Saldana). After meeting with Amelia once again and wanting to take her out for a meal, Viktor begins improving his English while attempting to find work, and is soon hired by an airport contractor and paid under the table after he impulsively remodelled a wall at a gate that was scheduled for future renovation. During this time, he also befriends some of Enrique’s friends whom he plays poker with, including a cargo handler named Joe Mulroy (Chi McBride), and an Indian janitor named Gupta Rajan (Kumar Pallana), learning from the latter that they had come to the States in order to avoid being arrested for assaulting a corrupt police officer back in India in 1979. When a Russian traveller creates a delicate situation when Customs try to remove the medicine he is carrying for his father, Dixon is annoyed when Viktor, whom he uses to persuade the man to leave the medicine behind, claims he misheard his Krakozhian dialect for “father” as “goat” so the traveller can leave with them. Shortly after the traveller leaves, Dixon strong-arms him over a photocopier, nearly blowing his chance for promotion, before later promising Viktor that he will never let him leave the airport. When the airport employees hear from Gupta of the incident in customs with the Russian and what Viktor did, Viktor finds himself respected and admired for his kind-hearted actions, with many stores showing off photocopied images of his hand that had been accidentally made.
When Viktor meets with Amelia once again and takes her out for a meal, he slowly begins taking an interest with her, even wooing her, before offering to surprise her with a gift when she returns, based on his recent knowledge of Napoleon, soon creating a majestic fountain. After helping Enrique finally marry Torres, Viktor awaits the arrival of Amelia. Unbeknown to him, Dixon pulls her aside to question her about Viktor, revealing his true situation in the process. Feeling that he lied to her, Amelia confronts Viktor in Gate 67, shocked at his predicament, and tries to learn why he came to New York. Agreeing to tell her, Viktor reveals the contents of the peanut can he was carrying, explaining that his late father, a jazz enthusiast, had discovered the famous portrait, “A Great Day in Harlem”, in a Hungarian newspaper in 1958, where after spending a week looking at it, he vowed he would collect the signatures of all 57 of the jazz musicians featured on it. Viktor reveals that the can contains not only a copy of the portrait, but the autographs of all the musicians his father received, bar one – tenor saxophonist Benny Golson. After his father died, Viktor had promised to collect the last signature by coming to New York to find Golson. After hearing his story, Amelia kisses Viktor.
After having spent nine months in the terminal, Viktor is awakened by his friends who give him news that the war in Krakozhia has ended. Overjoyed, he celebrates in an airport bar, where Amelia meets with him and explains that a man she had been having an affair with, a government official, helped her to secure Viktor with a one-day emergency visa to fulfil his dream. While delighted, Viktor is saddened when he learns that her “friend” did so in order to renew their relationship. Despite this, Viktor heads off to Customs with renewed hope of going to New York, only to find that Dixon must sign the visa. Seizing the opportunity, Dixon instructs Viktor to go home to Krakozhia, threatening to cause trouble for Viktor’s friends by deporting them if he refuses. Unwilling to let that happen, he agrees to do so, despite his friends offering to prevent this happening. When Gupta, assuming he was acting a coward, learns of the situation he was put into, he decides to take the burden off Viktor by running in front of the plane to Krakozhia as it taxies to the terminal, choosing to let himself be deported back to his home country in order to let his friend go to New York.
Dixon, shocked by this, attempts to stop Viktor leaving as he receives gifts from employees for his trip into the city, but is thwarted by his Custom agents, who allow him to leave. As Viktor leaves, seeing Amelia once more before taking a taxi, Dixon decides to finally not pursue him further. Meanwhile, Viktor arrives in New York at the hotel where Benny Golson is performing, and finally collects the last autograph. As he steps into a taxi and places the last signature into the can, he soon tells the driver, “I am going home.”
Some have noted that the film appears to be inspired by the story of Mehran Karimi Nasseri, an Iranian refugee who lived in Terminal One of the Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris from 1988 when his refugee papers were stolen until 2006 when he was hospitalized for unspecified ailments. In September 2003, The New York Times noted that Spielberg bought the rights to Nasseri’s life story as the basis for the film; and in September 2004 The Guardian noted Nasseri received thousands of dollars from the filmmakers. However, none of the studio’s publicity materials mention Nasseri’s story as an inspiration for the film.
Steven Spielberg traveled around the world to find an actual airport that would let him film for the length of the production, but could not find one. The Terminal set was built in a massive hangar at the LA/Palmdale Regional Airport. The hangar, part of the U.S. Air Force Plant 42 complex was used to build the Rockwell International B-1B bomber. The set was built to full earthquake construction codes and was based on the Düsseldorf International Airport. The shape of both the actual terminal and the set viewed sideways is a cross section of an aircraft wing. The design of the set for The Terminal, as noted by Roger Ebert in his reviews and attested by Spielberg himself in a feature by Empire magazine, was greatly inspired by Jacques Tati’s classic film Play Time. Hanks based his characterization of Viktor Navorsky on his father-in-law Allan Wilson, a Bulgarian immigrant, who according to Hanks can speak “Russian, Turkish, Polish, Greek, little a bit of Italian, little a bit of French”, in addition to his native Bulgarian. Hanks also had some help from a Bulgarian translator named Peter Budevski.
Everything functioned in the set as in real life. There was real food, ice cream and coffee in the appropriate outlets. The escalators were purchased from a department store that had gone bankrupt. Each of the outlets featured in the concourse building was actually sponsored by the real company. Many stores are seen and Viktor seeks a job at the Brookstone, La Perla and Discovery Channel stores, eats at the Burger King, buys his New York City guide book at Borders and buys his suit at Hugo Boss. Enrique proposes to Dolores at Sbarro.[citation needed]
Most exterior shots and those featuring actual aircraft were shot at Montréal–Mirabel International Airport: additional interior shots were also done there including the mezzanine overlooking the immigration desks and the baggage carousels directly behind them, the jetways showing Aéroports de Montréal signs, and many Air Transat planes in the background: New York is not one of their regular destinations. Additional pre-production shooting was done at Los Angeles International Airport and at Spielberg’s offices at DreamWorks. Montreal is also mentioned on the loudspeaker at the beginning of the film, around the point where the customs officer tells Viktor to wait in a special line.[citation needed]
The 747 was provided by United Airlines. The Star Alliance was a major sponsor and provided uniforms, equipment, and actors in addition to those cast. In spite of the heavy presence of the Star Alliance airlines, a Delta Air Lines pilot passes Viktor in a scene during the last five minutes of the film.[citation needed]
Rotten Tomatoes reported that 61% of 198 sampled critics gave the film positive reviews and that it got a rating average of 6.2 out of 10. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film received an average score of 55 based on 41 reviews. Michael Wilmington from the Chicago Tribune said “[the film] takes Spielberg into realms he’s rarely traveled before.” A. O. Scott of The New York Times said Hanks’ performance brought a lot to the film. However, Joe Morgenstern from The Wall Street Journal thought that “The Terminal is a terminally fraudulent and all-but-interminable comedy.”
The film grossed $77,872,883 in North America and $141,544,372 in other territories, totaling $219,417,255 worldwide.
Krakozhia (Кракозия or Кракожия) is a fictional country, created for the film, that closely resembles a former Soviet Republic or Eastern Bloc state.
The exact location of Krakozhia is kept intentionally vague in the film, keeping with the idea of Viktor being simply Eastern European or from a former Soviet Republic. However in one of the scenes, a map of Krakozhia is briefly displayed on one of the airport’s television screens during a news report on the ongoing conflict, and its borders are those of the Republic of Macedonia. The film presents a reasonably accurate picture of the process of naturalistic second-language acquisition, according to professional linguist Martha Young-Scholten.
John Williams, the film’s composer, also wrote a national anthem for Krakozhia.


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Archäologisches Museum Apiranthos

Das Archäologische Museum Apiranthos (griechisch Αρχαιολογικό Mουσείο Απειράνθου) auch Museum Michalis Bardanis (Mousio Michali Bardani Mουσείο Μιχάλη Μπαρδάνη) in Apiranthos auf der Kykladeninsel Naxos ist nach dem Mathematiker und Hobbyarchäologen Michalis Bardanis benannt, der sich mit der Sammlung von Artefakten aus der Umgebung seines Heimatortes gegen den in den 1960er Jahren verbreiteten gesetzeswidrigen Antikenhandel wandte.
Das Museum ist im Erdgeschoss eines 1960 errichteten Gebäudes im Dorfzentrum von Apiranthos untergebracht. Die Sammlungsstücke stammen aus der Umgebung des Dorfes, dem Osten der Insel und einiger Nachbarinseln. Gezeigt werden überwiegend Funde der Kykladenkultur wie Marmor- und Tongefäße, Fragmente von Kykladenidolen, sowie Obsidianklingen und Bronzedolche.
Bedeutendste Ausstellungsstücke sind zehn Steinplatten aus Marmor von Korfi t’ Aroniou mit eingepickten figürlichen Darstellungen, sowie weitere Petroglyphen mit geometrischen Mustern von der Nachbarinsel Iraklia und eines von bisher vier bekannten Metallgefäßen der Kykladenkultur. Das Silberkännchen ist ein seltenes Prestigeobjekt, das vermutlich nicht auf den Kykladen gefertigt wurde und auf Handelskontakte nach außerhalb schließen lässt.
37.07147222222225.520194444444Koordinaten: 37° 4′ 17,3″ N, 25° 31′ 12,7″ O


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Let’s Change the World with Music

Let’s Change the World with Music is the eighth album English pop band Prefab Sprout. It was released in the UK on 7 September 2009. It was the band’s first album of new material since 2001’s The Gunman and Other Stories and marked a return to their former label Sony Music. The album reached #39 in the UK Albums Chart at the end of the week of its release. Although no singles were technically released, “Let There Be Music” was sent to radio stations and “Sweet Gospel Music” was due to be a one track digital release, only to highlight the album, but received no airplay and therefore was pulled.

All songs written by Paddy McAloon.
The album title was known among the band’s fans as being one of the ‘lost’ albums recorded in demo form by the band’s lead singer Paddy McAloon in 1993. The album was originally intended to be the successor to 1990’s Jordan: The Comeback and was to have been produced by Thomas Dolby.
In an interview with Craig McLean of The Independent, McAloon observed that the prime mover behind the album was his long-term manager, Keith Armstrong. McAloon stated that “Keith was trying to help me, to make some money. When I finish something I listen to it intensively for a short period, then never look at it again. And I’m not really that interested. But when I heard this I thought, ‘Oh boy, this is good.'”
During an interview on The Radcliffe and Maconie Show on BBC Radio 2 (3 September 2009) McAloon explained that in 1993 at a meeting with Sony he presented a tape of about fourteen songs as the follow-up to the lengthy Jordan: The Comeback. Apparently there were too many people in the room and the meeting did not go well. Although Sony’s A&R man, Muff Winwood, wanted him to trim the record down to a more manageable length, for whatever reason there was a misunderstanding and McAloon understood that they wanted him to expand on just one or two of the ideas (rather than just trim 1 or 2 of the songs from the album). He then went away for a year and a half and developed one of the 3 minute songs into a 30 song piece of music. After a period he realised that was not what they wanted, but by this point it was too late.
The album was written, performed and produced by Paddy McAloon at his own Andromeda Heights studio in County Durham around 1993. It was then mixed in Scotland by long-time engineer Calum Malcolm. None of the other bandmembers appear although McAloon dedicates the album to them.
McAloon actually wrote two versions of the title track. One was based around the idea of a duet with Barbra Streisand. The phrase “Let’s Change the World with Music” is the first line of the chorus. However, neither version of the track is included on the album.
Several titles have been recorded previously by other artists, namely Australian singer Wendy Matthews on her album The Witness Tree (“Ride”, “God Watch Over You”). “God Watch Over You” was also recorded by British theatrical star Frances Ruffelle on her debut album Fragile.
The release was also accompanied by a few interviews, for example in The Sunday Times and Mojo.
The album reached #39 in the UK Albums Chart at the end of the week of its release. It was released on the same day as a number of The Beatles’ re-issues which occupied eleven of the chart places above it.
Initial reviews in the press were very favourable. In The Times Dan Cairns described it as a ‘heartbreakingly good record’ and gave it 5/5. Dave Simpson of The Guardian gave it 4/5 and called it an “aural treat” which showed at McAloon “at the top of his game”. The review in The Independent was positive, describing the album as “lyrical and lush”.
It was also given 4/5 in Record Collector and in The Observer’s Music Monthly magazine. The latter describes the album as ‘fantastically dated’ because of the 17 year delay in release. However it also describes it as “fantastically glorious” and an ‘enchanting return’.


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SNH48

SNH48 (S.N.H. Forty-eight) is a Chinese idol girl group based in Shanghai, China. It is AKB48’s second sister group outside Japan. Following AKB48’s creator Yasushi Akimoto’s concept of “idols you can meet”, the group features dozens of female members around the age of 20, who perform regularly in the group’s own theater and interact with fans predominantly via handshake events. The first generation of members was announced on October 15, 2012 and included 26 native members and AKB48’s Sae Miyazawa and Mariya Suzuki as temporary Japanese members. The group is owned by Chinese companies NineStyle and Star48.

On April 21, 2012, AKS Co., Ltd. and Chinese company Ninestyle jointly announced the establishment of SNH48. A theater is built in Shanghai beginning in October.
In January 2013 SNH48 debuted in the show “Give Me Power!”, with 16 selected members on stage performing the Chinese version of “Heavy Rotation”, “River” and “Ponytail to Shushu”. In April MV “River” was released and the group participated in the “2013 Shanghai Strawberry Music Festival”. In June the video for “Let’s Become Cherry Blossom Trees” is released, as well as their first EP, “Heavy Rotation” (Traditional Chinese: 無盡旋轉, Simple Chinese: 无尽旋转, Pinyin: Wújìn Xuánzhuǎn). That same month the group performs overseas for the first time, at the Singapore “Asia Style Collection” Show with AKB48. In July the video for “Ponytail and Scrunchie” was released, and a month later their second EP, “Flying Get” (Traditional Chinese: 飛翔入手, Simple Chinese: 飞翔入手, Pinyin: Fēixiáng rùshǒu) and SNH48’s theater, the Star Dream theater, was opened. In September SNH48 announced the result of their second audition, and 31 new members were added into the group. Mariya Suzuki and Sae Miyazawa made their theater debut in October, after receiving working visa from the Chinese government. In November the group held a concert in Guangzhou with 10,000 audience, and released the third EP, “Fortune Cookie of Love”. In December SNH48 signed up for China’s Got Talent (5th season).
Contract students were all graduated, but still have their profile on the SNH48 official site. On 13 December 2015,all Contract students’s profile deleted, that means all Contract students formal graduated.
Each copy of the album “一心向前” contained vouchers with up to 48 codes that could be used to vote for members online. The Top 16 would be the lineup for the next single “UZA(呜吒)”, whose music video would be filmed in Seoul, South Korea later. The winning member would lead the single as “center”.
Before the 2015 edition of SNH48 General Election, the two overseas members of the group, Miyazawa Sae and Mariya Suzuki, withdrew from this election.
On June 24, 2015, Team HII’s member Li Qingyang decided that she would leave SNH48 and withdraw from this election, despite having obtained a considerable number of votes. Should Li Qingyang reaches the leaderboard, she will be removed from it, and all the subsequent places (including 33rd place) will move forward into the Top 32. This table shows the leaderboard as it was at 10:00 (UTC+8) on July 1, 2015, and it may be changed before the final results revealed. “N/A” refers to the fact that this member did not be a member of SNH48 in Summer 2014. Voting time period of this edition won’t be over until 10:00 (UTC+8) on July 25, 2015; rank left blank refers to the results that this member did not qualify for the official Top 32.
Final Result
The concert of Senbatsu Sousenkyo Final Announcent -SNH48 9th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo (MengXiang GaoFei)- was held in the Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai on 25 July 2015.
Seine River was formed as a first sub-unit of SNH48. The members of this group are from the top 3 winners from the SNH48 9th Single “Halloween Night”. The members are :
Their first single “Sweet & Bitter” (苦与甜) was release on 31 October 2015.
The members are :


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