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Back to the Light

Back to the Light is the first solo album by Queen guitarist Brian May released on 28 September 1992 in the UK and on 2 February 1993 in the United States and Canada. The album contains the Top 10 singles "Too Much Love Will Kill You" and "Driven by You"; the album was recorded between 1988 and 1992 at the Allerton Hill Studios and mixed at the Metropolis Studios. It is Brian May's second non-Queen album after 1983 Star Fleet Project; the track "Just One Life" was written as a tribute to the actor Philip Sayer, who died in 1989. "Rollin' Over" is a cover of Small Faces song from the album Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake. An alternate "explicit" version of "Love Token" was recorded with lyrics which may have been deemed offensive by the record label; the lyric "shit for brains" was replaced by "meat for brains," while the lyrics "well, fuck you" were replaced by "that's a shame." The original "explicit" version was never released except on a free CD packaged with RCD Magazine, Vol. 4. The songs "Headlong" and "I Can't Live with You" released on Queen album Innuendo were intended to be included on the album, but when Brian May heard Freddie Mercury singing the tracks, he instead preferred them to become Queen songs.

An alternative version of "Too Much Love Will Kill You" was recorded by Queen and can be found on their Made in Heaven album, with vocals by Freddie Mercury. The US edition of the album included a remix of "Driven by You" as a bonus track b-side to "Too Much Love Will Kill You" single; the Japanese edition of the album included "Just One Life" and "Too Much Love Will Kill You", b-sides to "Driven by You" and "Too Much Love Will Kill You" singles respectively. All songs written by Brian May, except where noted "The Dark" – 2:20 "Back to the Light" – 4:59 "Love Token" – 5:55 "Resurrection" – 5:27 "Too Much Love Will Kill You" – 4:28 "Driven by You" – 4:11 "Nothin' But Blue" – 3:31 "I'm Scared" – 4:00 "Last Horizon" – 4:10 "Let Your Heart Rule Your Head" – 3:51 "Just One Life" – 3:38 "Rollin' Over" – 4:36 All music, vocals, backing vocals, keyboards, bass and percussion by Brian May, unless stated below. Drums by Cozy Powell on "Back to the Light", "Love Token", "Resurrection", "Nothin' But Blue", "I'm Scared" and "Driven By You".

Bass by Gary Tibbs on "Back to the Light", "Let Your Heart Rule Your Head", "Just One Life" and "Rollin' Over". Backing vocals by Suzie O'List and Gill O'Donovan on "Let Your Heart Rule Your Head" Piano by Mike Moran on "Love Token" and Rollin' Over." He played keyboards on "Last Horizon." Extra keyboards by Don Airey on "Resurrection", "Nothin' But Blue." "The Dark" includes material engineered by Alan Douglas at the Townhouse Studios, 1980. The first ideas for the song "Back to the Light" were engineered by Brian Zellis and Pete Schwier in March 1988."Resurrection" is credited to Brian May for the words and to Brian May, Cozy Powell and Australian guitarist Jamie Page for the music. It features material engineered by Sean Lynch and Leif Masses at Mono Valley Studio and Marcus Studios. "Driven By You" was recorded and mixed with David Richards co-producing at Mountain Studios, Switzerland, 1991. "Nothin' But Blue" includes material engineered by Sean Lynch and Leis Masses at Mono Valley Studios and Marcus Studios.

"I'm Scared" includes material engineered by Pete Schwier, assisted by Richard Edwards. "Last Horizon" includes material recorded with David Richards at Sarm Studios. "Let Your Heart Rule Your Head" includes material engineered by Pete Schwier, assisted by Richard Edwards at Sarm Studios, March 1988. "Just One Life" includes material engineered by David Richards at Montreux. "Rollin' Over" includes material engineered by Pete Schwier, assisted by Richard Edwards, March 1988 at the Townhouse. "Driven by You" / "Just One Life" – No. 6 "Too Much Love Will Kill You" / "I'm Scared" – No. 5 "Back to the Light" / "Nothin' But Blue" – No. 19 "Resurrection" / "Love Token" / "Too Much Love Will Kill You" – No. 23 "Last Horizon" / "Let Your Heart Rule Your Head" – No. 51

Barry Smith (motorcyclist)

Barry Smith is an Australian former professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. Smith was born in Macclesfield, England where he bought his first motorcycle, a 250cc BSA. By 1959, his family had emigrated to Australia and Smith began motorcycle racing against Australian riders such as Kel Carruthers and Tom Phillis; the need for more competition led Smith back to Europe where he competed in the Grand Prix world championships from 1963 to 1981. His best seasons were in 1969 when he finished third in the 50cc world championship, he won the 1968 Isle of Man 50cc Ultra-Lightweight TT, achieving the first Grand Prix win for Spanish manufacturer Derbi. Smith won three consecutive victories in the Formula III Class at the Isle of Man TT from 1979 to 1981, he won the 1979 and 1981 Formula III Class in the Formula TT world championship. Smith won the 125 Australian national championships in 1978 and 1981, he retired in 1983 after 25 years of competitive racing. Smith won four Grand Prix races during his career.

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Her Infinite Variety

Her Infinite Variety is a novel by Louis Auchincloss first published in 2000 about a career woman of the first half of the 20th century. The title is a quotation from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra: "Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale / Her infinite variety". Born in New York in 1917, attractive Clarabel Hoyt, the heroine of the book, is encouraged by her ambitious mother to marry "a great man," a man able and willing to make a success of his life, she succeeds in persuading her daughter to end her relationship with a young teacher with a promising career ahead of him and marry into one of the pre-eminent, old money families instead. Succumbing to her mother's wishes, still a virgin, marries Trevor Hoyt, a banker, in due course their daughter Sandra is born. Clara, however, is not content living a life of luxury and ease; when her old school friend Polly suggests that she should work for Style, a fashion magazine, Clara eagerly accepts the offer and soon becomes a household name as a trendy journalist.

During World War II, while Hoyt is stationed in London and Clara remains in New York, both spouses are unfaithful to each other. On her husband's return, Clara is faced with the double standards of morality which exempt the man from any consequences of his infidelity while ascribing to the woman the role of sinner, of the "war wife who cheats on her fighting husband" or, as Trevor puts it, of the "cool bitch". Subsequently, much to her mother's dismay, Clara divorces her husband, a generous divorce settlement ensuring that she does not quite have to "face the chilling prospect of depending on her own talents to support herself", she becomes editor-in-chief of Style by exposing her predecessor's alcoholism and starts an affair with Eric Tyler, the owner of the magazine. At the same time she but turns Tyler Publications into an empire aligned with the Democratic Party, she pulls the strings in making Eric Tyler a candidate for the U. S. Senate. However, driven by some inexplicable force, Tyler holds the "wrong" speech on tax reform, voicing what he thinks on the matter and thus forfeiting all his chances of becoming a politician.

It is with considerable difficulty that Clara answers Tyler's question whether she loves him—she is aware of the fact that her rather forced "Of course, I love you" is a lie. At this point in her life she strongly questions her ability to love at all. Clara marries Eric Tyler, but the ailing tycoon suffers two strokes and dies. Clara is now faced with a lengthy lawsuit brought on by Tony Tyler, Eric's son by his first wife, who feels cheated out of the family money. Determined to fight to the end rather than compromise, Clara justifies, disguises, her luxurious lifestyle by continuing her late husband's foundation and and generously supporting philanthropic causes so that her public image turns into that of an "angel of beneficience". Clara likes to see herself as a patron of the arts, it is in this capacity that she meets, gets to know more intimately, Oliver Kip, an expert on the Italian Renaissance, she genuinely falls in love with him and wants to "belong to Oliver, to be appreciated by his cool, appraising eyes, to be added to his collection of beautiful objects".

Their affair, however, is short-lived because he informs her that his life "is not the kind that can be improved by being shared" and because the abuse of his power within the Tyler Foundation forces her to pay him off and hush up the scandal in order to save the foundation's reputation. In the final scene of the novel, set in 1961, Clara is on the phone with John F. Kennedy, whose election she has supported, accepting Kennedy's offer to be made ambassador to the island of Santa Emilia in the Caribbean. Joseph Hergesheimer: Linda Condon Booth Tarkington: Alice Adams Philip Barry: Holiday Jessie Redmon Fauset: Plum Bun: A Novel Without a Moral Nancy Mitford: The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate, her Infinite Variety in libraries

Beverley Drake

Beverley Drake is a Guyanese pilot and aviation expert, an administrator and accident investigation analyst with the United States National Transportation Safety Board. She was one of the first two woman pilots to work in the Guyana Defence Force, first woman commercial pilot of Guyana Airways, was the first and only black woman to serve as a senior aviation accident investigator for the NTSB, she serves as the manager of the Federal Women's Program of the NTSB and program director of the Industry and Government Affairs division of the NTSB. Beverley Drake was born on 20 June 1956 in Guyana, to Elaine and Clive Drake, she grew up, youngest of two daughters of the family in the Costello Housing Scheme in the neighbourhood known as "La Penitence". She was a tomboy and enjoyed playing cricket with the neighbourhood boys and building model aircraft, she shared a love of flying with her father, who had wanted to be a pilot. Drake attended St. Pius Primary School before graduating from St. Rose's High School in 1974.

She went on to further her education, enrolling in a course for a degree in chemistry and biology at the University of Guyana in 1975. For two years, she pursued her scientific studies before winning a scholarship to study aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Ten days after she began her schooling, Drake's mother died suddenly. Though a difficult time, she resolved to remain in school and returned to her studies after the funeral. After completion of the coursework for instrument and crew management, as well as pilot licensing, Drake completed her flight training at the airfield, in Wallerfield, Trinidad, she received her commercial pilot's licence from Guyana in 1977. Upon completion of her training, Drake was hired as one of the first two-woman pilots of the Guyana Defence Force, flying Britten-Norman Islanders, her duties involved flying over Guyana's jungles, without navigational aids, to monitor the bush areas. Within six months, she was transferred to Guyana Airways as their first woman pilot and began flying Hawker Siddeley 748s and de Havilland Canada Twin Otters.

Her flight schedule involved both local flying and international flights to Barbados and Trinidad. During this time, she married Randolph Johnson. Drake's first son, Kevin was born in 1979 in Guyana and came with she and her husband when they moved to the United States the following year. Johnson wanted to pursue career options in New York, but Drake found it difficult to continue flying in Brooklyn, she tried to join the US Air Force and purse other options, but was turned away because she either didn't have the qualifications or wasn't a citizen. Four years after Kevin's birth, Drake had Kurt. Unable to work in aviation, she took a temporary job in 1984 working for Goldman Sachs and joined clubs like the Negro Airmen International, for which she became secretary, the Black Pilots of New York to keep up with her flying skills; the job with Goldman Sachs as an analyst turned into a permanent position, though Drake recognised after the 1987 financial melt-down that it was unstable. As a working mother, she had to rely on babysitters and friends to help out with her children when she worked nights.

She continued her networking with the Black Pilots of New York and when another market crash occurred in 1989, Drake began thinking about returning to aviation. One of the fellow members of the pilots club encouraged her apply for a position as a junior investigator at the National Transportation Safety Board. In 1991, Drake was hired as an investigator and moved to Washington, D. C; when she joined the NTSB, Drake was surprised at the sexism she discovered and felt that she had to work "ten times better" than the others in the male-dominated field. She divorced in 1994 and returned to school, completing the program of the NTSB's Accident Investigation School and a course on aircraft and helicopter accident investigation at the USC. Institute of Safety and Systems Management. Drake earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautics in 2002 and in 2005 completed her master's degree in Aeronautical Science, both with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, she became the first black woman senior accident investigator of the NTSB and as of 2013 was the only woman to have served in that capacity.

Drake serves. As part of her duties in administration, Drake consults with aviation officials in various countries in an effort to improve their safety records, she has investigated over 300 crashes and shares her expertise as a means of helping reduce mechanical and environmental factors involved in aircraft accidents. In 2013, she was promoted to serve as the Program Manager of the Office of the NTSB's Industry and Government Affairs division, which oversees forums and symposiums on air safety, she has presented safety seminars throughout the United States, including for such organisations as the Experimental Aircraft Association and The National Air and Space Museum. In 2013, Drake's image was issued on a postage stamp in her native Guyana to honour her achievement as a pioneer pilot, she works to inspire and mentor young women to pursue careers in aviation and STEM fields


Piyaz is a kind of Turkish salad or meze, made from any kind of dry beans with onion and sumac. In Antalya province of Turkey it is prepared differently from other regions with other ingredients like sesame oil. In Antalya, piyaz is not considered a salad but a main dish. In southern provinces like Adana, the word piyaz is used to refer to an sumac salad. During the Ottoman period, piyaz was made from artichoke, chickpea, broad bean and potato, which were introduced to Turkey in the last quarter of the 19th century. Pilaki Kuru fasulye Turkish cuisine List of salads Food portal Piyaz recipe Piyaz article in The Jerusalem Post