1. Hrithik Roshan – Hrithik Roshan is an Indian film actor. Pyaar Hai. His performance in the film earned Filmfare Awards for Best Male Debut. He followed it with Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. After several critically and commercially unsuccessful films, he starred in the science fiction film Koi... Mil Gaya and its sequel Krrish; the former won him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. He received acclaim for his work as a paraplegic in Guzaarish. These accomplishments have established him as a leading actor in Bollywood. Apart from acting, Roshan is a stage performer. He has also launched his own clothing line. He was seen in the song "Ram Kare Allah Kare" in his father Rakesh Roshan's production Aap Ke Deewane. In his grandfather J. Om Prakash's Aas Paas, he passes a love note from Dharmendra to Hema Malini during the song "Shehar Main Charchi Hai". After completing college, Roshan turned down a master's scholarship for further study in the United States, to concentrate instead on film. On 14 January 2000, Roshan made his film debut as leading man in the romantic drama Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai opposite another débutante, actress Amisha Patel.Hrithik Roshan – Roshan at the launch of Rado HyperChrome in Mumbai, November 2013
2. Roland TR-808 – The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer was one of the first programmable drum machines. Introduced by the Roland Corporation in the early 1980s, it was originally manufactured as a tool for studio musicians to create demos. Like earlier Roland drum machines, it does not sound much like a real drum kit. However, the TR-808 cost US$1,195 upon its release, considerably more affordable than digital sampling machines such as the US$5,000 Linn LM-1. Drum machines became an integral part of hip music as a cheap and simple way of producing a drum sound. The Roland TR-808 held specific appeal because of the ability of its bass drum sound to produce extremely low-frequency sounds. The machine's successor was the Roland TR-909. The Roland TR-808 was produced between 1980 and 1983 with approximately 12,000 units manufactured in that time. Immediately after its appearance it competed with the superior sampling ability of the Linn LM-1. By the end of the 1980s, the TR-808 was popular within electronic music and hop genres. The drum of the 808 is little more than a bridged T-network sine oscillator, a low-pass filter and a VCA. That makes it possible to produce an overdub of the same signal even after 32 steps in a medium tempo. The kick is a triggered CV/Gate pulse, added into the audio signal. The typical flattening of the decay directly after the attack appears like a compression. In an attempt to realistically simulate an acoustic kick drum, a control for the decay was included which allowed for uniquely low frequencies to be emitted.Roland TR-808 – The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer, produced 1980–1984
3. Sally Jewell – Sarah Margaret "Sally" Roffey Jewell is the 51st United States Secretary of the Interior, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama. Jewell is the second woman to hold the position, after Gale Norton. She was sworn in on April 2013. As Secretary, Jewell is steward of twenty percent of U.S. land. She began her career as an engineer working before transitioning into banking. In 1996 Jewell started working for REI, a Seattle-based retailer of outdoor gear, then CEO. She was moved to the United States at age three. Jewell has supported conservation and environmental protection efforts. Jewell married fellow engineer Warren Jewell, with whom she has two adult children. Sally Margaret Roffey was born in the daughter of Anne and Peter Roffey. Jewell moved at age three in 1959 when her father, an anesthesiologist, took up a fellowship at the University of Washington. Her mother was a practitioner whose specialty was women's health. Sally went sailing and hiking with from a young age. A two-week trip to teach children ecology inspired her love of the outdoors when she was nine years old. Jewell graduated from Renton High School.Sally Jewell – Sally Jewell
4. Europeans in Medieval China – It is thought that thousands of Europeans lived during the period of Mongol rule. The most famous European visitor to China during this period was Marco Polo, preceded, respectively, by Maffeo Polo. Before the 13th century, instances of Europeans going of Chinese going to Europe are virtually unknown, with a few exceptions. Lucas Christopoulos presents an argument that the influence of Hellenistic art in China stretches back before the establishment of the Silk Road. Yet ancient ceramics from sites at Khotan bear clear influence with styles non-existent in Kushan art. Subsequently, there were a series of Roman embassies in China lasting from the 2nd to 3rd centuries AD, as recorded in Chinese sources. Historian Rafe de Crespigny speculates that they were Roman merchants instead of official diplomats. Greek historian Procopius stated that two Nestorian Christian monks eventually uncovered the way of how silk was made. During the subsequent period there was also a community of Kaifeng Jews in China. Polo related this account to Rustichello da Pisa around 1298 while they shared a Genoese cell following their capture in battle. Although Marco Polo's presence is omitted entirely, his story is confirmed in his Jami' al-tawarikh. Marco Polo accurately described geographical features of China such as the Grand Canal. His accurate descriptions of salt production confirm that he had actually been in China. They have salt which they boil and set in a mold..." When visiting Zhenjiang in Jiangsu, China, Marco Polo noted that Christian churches had been built there.Europeans in Medieval China – 1342 tomb of Katarina Vilioni, member of an Italian trading family, in Yangzhou.
5. Speak Out Now – "Speak Out Now" is a song recorded by Danish recording artist Oh Land, taken from the deluxe edition of her self-titled second studio album Oh Land. It was released as the album's final single on 28 November 2011 by Fake Diamond Records. The track was written with production being handled by the latter two. "Speak Out Now" received favourable reviews from music critics. A reviewer from Scandipop called it "charmingly joyful", in addition to naming it the "more mature sister" to album track "We Turn It Up". Becky Bain of Idolator was more mixed, stating that it was less interesting than both "Sun of a Gun" and "White Nights". Anyone who's watched Rita has probably danced to it during the show's title credits." An accompanying video for "Speak Out Now" was released on 10 February 2012. For the visual, the singer appears including in a forest and in a "flooded greenhouse". For the week ending February 2012, "Speak Out Now" debuted on Denmark's Tracklisten chart at number six. Furthermore, on the digital section of the aforementioned chart, it debuted and peaked at number four, for the week on 3 March 2012. It lasted an additional six weeks there before departing. "Speak Out Now" was first released for digital consumption on 1 January 2011. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsSpeak Out Now – Oh Land
6. Saxobeats – Saxobeats is the debut studio album by Romanian dance/pop vocalist Alexandra Stan. It was released first on August 29, 2011 while the releases in other countries followed later in 2011. Four singles were spawned from the album: "Get Back", "1.000.000" and the worldwide number-one hit "Mr. Saxobeat". The album contains thirteen tracks. The tracks on the album tackle various genres like mainly dance, synthpop, R&B. The only collaboration is with German Carlprit to the song "One Million". The album was re-released in Japan on October 10, 2013 under the title "Cliche" with three new tracks and four new remixes. In 2011, Alexandra Stan received a recording track from a label. In the past she has participated at the Mamaia Festival section interpretation, Romania's most known festival. Because of this, she was joined by Maan Studio, who consisted Marcel Prodan and Andrei Nemirschi. She had recorded her single Lollipop. However, the single was no big success, charted only at No. 18. The single was a massive radio hit in her native country in the late of 2009. In an interview during a concert in the Czech Republic, Alexanda Stan announced that the album works and writing is finished. She also stated, that the album will hold only ten songs, which are already finished.Saxobeats – Saxobeats
7. Ugetsu – It is an example of the jidaigeki genre, starring Masayuki Mori and Machiko Kyō. A subplot involves his friend, who dreams of becoming a great samurai, at the unintended expense of his wife. Major themes include the ethics of war, in light of World War II, forbidden relationship with the spirit neglect of family duty. The film won the Silver Lion Award at other honours. Ugetsu is one of Mizoguchi's most celebrated films, regarded by critics as a masterwork of Japanese cinema. It is credited with simultaneously influencing later Japanese film. He is accompanied by Tōbei, who dreams of becoming a samurai. She asks him to stop. Genjurō nevertheless works long hours to finish his pottery. Genjurō, Tōbei and their wives are uprooted. Genjurō decides to take the pots to a different marketplace. As the two couples travel across a lake, a boat appears from thick fog. The sole passenger tells them he was attacked by pirates, then dies. The two men decide to return their wives to the shore. Tōbei's Ohama refuses to go.Ugetsu – 1953 Japanese poster
8. Battle of Valmy – The Battle of Valmy was the first major victory by the army of France during the Revolutionary Wars that followed the French Revolution. The action took place on 20 September 1792 as Prussian troops commanded by the Duke of Brunswick attempted to march on Paris. Generals François Kellermann and Charles Dumouriez stopped the advance in Champagne-Ardenne. The battle was considered by a "decisive defeat" for the vaunted Prussian army. The French victory emboldened the newly assembled National Convention to establish the First French Republic. As the French Revolution continued, the monarchies of Europe became concerned that revolutionary fervor would spread to their countries. The War of the First Coalition was an effort to stop the revolution, or at least contain it to France. Brunswick's allied force of veteran Prussian and Austrian troops was augmented by large complements of Hessians and the French royalist Army of Condé. These provided a professional core to steady the enthusiastic volunteer battalions raised in July 1791. In response, Dumouriez halted his advance to the reversed course, approaching the enemy army from its rear. From Metz, Kellermann moved to his assistance, joining him at the village of Sainte-Menehould on 19 September. The French forces were now east of the Prussians, behind their lines. The unfavorable situation was compounded among the troops. With other options available, Brunswick turned back and prepared to do battle. The troops trudged laboriously in the words of Thomas Carlyle.Battle of Valmy – Painting of the battle of Valmy by Horace Vernet from 1826. The white uniformed infantry to the right are regulars while the blue coated ranks to the left are from the citizen volunteers of 1791