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This Charming Man

"This Charming Man" is a song by the English rock band the Smiths, written by guitarist Johnny Marr and singer Morrissey. Released as the group's second single in October 1983 on the independent record label Rough Trade, it is defined by Marr's jangle pop guitar riff and Morrissey's characteristically morose lyrics, which revolve around the recurrent Smiths themes of sexual ambiguity and lust. Feeling detached from the early 1980s mainstream gay culture, Morrissey wrote "This Charming Man" to evoke an older, more coded and self-aware underground scene; the singer said of the song's lyrics: "I like the idea of the male voice being quite vulnerable, of it being taken and manipulated, rather than there being always this heavy machismo thing that just bores everybody."Although only moderately successful on first release—the single peaked at number 25 on the UK Singles Chart, "This Charming Man" has been praised in both the music and mainstream press. Re-issued in 1992, it reached number 8 on the UK Singles Chart.

In 2004, BBC Radio 2 listeners voted it number 97 on the station's "Sold on Song Top 100" poll. Mojo magazine journalists placed the track at number 1 on their 2008 "50 Greatest UK Indie Records of All Time" feature, it was certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry in 2015. By early 1983, the Smiths had gained a large following on the UK live circuit and had signed a record deal with the indie label Rough Trade; the deal, along with positive concert reviews in the weekly music press and an upcoming session on John Peel's radio show on BBC Radio 1, generated a large media buzz for the band. In a music scene dominated by corporate and video-driven acts, the Smiths' camp and bookish image stood out, many expected the band to be the breakthrough act of the UK post-punk movement; the previous October Frankie Goes to Hollywood released their iconic track "Relax", seen as an anthem to an out alpha male self-assertiveness, alien to many UK homosexuals. However, the Smiths' May 1983 debut single "Hand in Glove" failed to live up to critical and commercial expectations due to its perceived low production values.

When Rough Trade label mates Aztec Camera began to receive day-time national radio-play with their track "Walk out to Winter", Marr admitted to "feeling a little jealous, my competitive urges kicked in". The guitarist believed the Smiths needed an up-beat song, "in a major key", to gain a chart positioning that would live up to expectations. Marr wrote the music to "This Charming Man" for the Peel session on the same night that he wrote "Still Ill" and "Pretty Girls Make Graves". Based on the Peel performance, Rough Trade label head Geoff Travis suggested that the band release the song as a single instead of the slated release "Reel Around the Fountain", which had gathered notoriety in the press due to what were seen as lyrical references to pedophilia; the Smiths entered Matrix Studios in London on September 1983 to record a second studio version of the song for release as a single. However, the result—known as the'London version'—was unsatisfactory and soon after, the band travelled to Strawberry Studios in Stockport to try again.

Here, they recorded the more heard A-side. The lyrics of "This Charming Man" comprise a first person narrative in which the male protagonist punctures one of his bicycle's wheels on a remote hillside. A passing "charming man" in a luxury car stops to offer the cyclist a lift, although the protagonist is at first hesitant, after much deliberation he accepts the offer. While driving together the pair flirt, although the protagonist finds it difficult to overcome his reluctance: "I would go out tonight, but I haven't got a stitch to wear"; the motorist tells the cyclist: "it's gruesome that someone so handsome should care". Morrissey deliberately used archaic language when composing the voice-over style lyrics for "This Charming Man", his use of phrases and words such as'hillside desolate','stitch to wear','handsome' and'charming' are used to convey a more courtly world than the mid-Eighties north of England, evoke a style that has, in the words of the music critic Mat Snow, "nothing to do with fashion".

Morrissey had used the word'handsome' in a song title—in "Handsome Devil", the B-side to "Hand in Glove"—and observed in a 1983 interview with Barney Hoskyns that he used the word to "try and revive some involvement with language people no longer use. In the daily scheme of things, people's language is so frighteningly limited, if you use a word with more than 10 letters it's absolute snobbery." Snow puts forward the case that through the use of the dated word'charming', Morrissey sought to rebel against the mainstream gay culture from which he felt alienated. Morrissey told Hoskyns: "I hate this'festive faggot' thing... People think no further than what anyone would presume. I hate that angle, it's surprising that the gay press have harped on more than anyone else. I hate it when people talk to me about sex in a trivial way."As with many of Morrissey's compositions, the song's lyrics features dialogue borrowed from a cult film. The line "A jumped-up pantry boy who never knew his place" is borrowed from the 1972 film adaptation of Anthony Shaffer's 1970 homoerotic play Sleuth, in which Laurence Olivier plays a cuckolded author to Michael Caine's'bit of rough'.

Both studio versions begin with an introductory guitar riff, joined by the rhythm section. Morrissey's vocals are first heard eight seconds into the track, his vocal melodies are diatonic, consciously avoid blues inflections. The chorus is played twice; the rhythm section of Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce provide a b

Annamaria Mazzetti

Annamaria Mazzetti is an Italian professional triathlete and 2009 National Champion in three categories. In 2007, Mazzetti won the Italian Championships in all Junior categories, in 2008 she won the gold medal at the Italian U23 Championships. In 2010, she won the bronze medal at the European U23 Championships and in Italy she was considered one of the most promising Olympic hopes for London 2012. In Italy, like Daniela Chmet, Mazzetti represents the Police Club GS Fiamme Oro, after she had been a member of the Friesian Team, lives in Cesate, she competed in the women's event at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics, finishing in 46th and 29th place respectively. In the seven years from 2004 to 2010, Mazzetti took part in 30 ITU competitions and achieved 19 top ten positions. In 2011, Mazzetti won the bronze medal at the European Championships. Apart from Nadia Cortassa, Mazzetti is the first Italian triathlete to win a medal at European Championships; the following list is based upon the ITU Athletes's Profile Page.

Unless indicated otherwise, the following events refer to the Elite category. Profile Page / Italian Triathlon Federation in Italian

Doris Lindsey Holland Rhodes

Doris Lindsey Holland Rhodes was the first woman to serve as a member of the Louisiana State Legislature. Doris N. Lindsey was born in Greensburg, the seat of government of St. Helena Parish, one of the Florida Parishes of southeastern Louisiana; the daughter of Hollis Womack Lindsey and the former Minerva Thompson, she lived nearly all of her life in Greensburg, located south of the border with Mississippi and some fifty miles northeast of the state capital of Baton Rouge. Her first husband, Thomas Myers Holland, a member of the Louisiana State Senate from St. Helena and neighboring Tangipahoa Parish, died in March 1936, leaving her as a 27-year-old widow with two children and Dorothy Jane. In May 1936, the governor of Louisiana appointed Mrs. Holland to replace her husband as a state senator, she won a special election to complete his term, which extended until 1940. She did not seek a second term in the Senate but instead ran for and was elected and served two terms in the Louisiana House of Representatives from St. Helena Parish.

A woman did not again serve in the state Senate until 1976, when Virginia Shehee of Shreveport began a single term of service in the body. Shehee an insurance businesswoman, was the first Louisiana state senator who did not succeed a husband in the position. Upon leaving politics in 1948, Holland edited and published the family-owned newspaper, the St. Helena Echo, worked as an insurance agent, she retired in 1968, when she married bank president and department store owner James Harrell Rhodes of Zachary in East Baton Rouge Parish. The two were married for only a short time, as Rhodes died on June 12, 1968. After Rhodes' death, she remained active in the United Methodist Church. Holland was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, her Senate and House colleagues subsequently named her to the alumni board of the legislature. A Democrat, she was inducted in 1994 as a charter member of the Louisiana Center for Women and Government Hall of Fame at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux.

In 2004, she was posthumously inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame in Winnfield. Inducted along with Holland Rhodes was female state Senator Virginia Shehee. Holland died in the spring of 1997 at the age of eighty-seven. Along with her first husband and her parents, she is interred at Greensburg Cemetery

Salvador Cristau Coll

Salvador Cristau Coll is a Spanish Monsignor and Vicar General, appointed on 18 May 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI as the Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Terrassa as the Titular Bishop of Aliezira. He was episcopally consecrated on 26 June 2010 at the Catedral-Basílica del Sant Esperit. Salvador Cristau Coll was born on 15 April 1950 in Spain, he studied at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and received a Bachelor of Civil Law degree in 1972. Cristau entered the Seminario Mayor de Toledo and graduated from the Facultad de Teología del Norte de España with a Bachelor of Theology degree. On October 12, 1980, Cristau was ordained a priest in the Catedral Primada Santa María de Toledo by Cardinal Marcelo González Martín for the Archdiocese of Toledo. From 1980 to 1981, he was the parochial vicar at the Parroquias Buen Pastor and from 1981 to 1984 at Santo Justo. From 1984 to 1985 Cristau was the Parochial Administrator of the Parroquial de Santa Leocadia. On 14 January 1985, Cristau was incardinated as an Archdiocese of Barcelona priest and transferred as a parochial vicar to several churches.

Between 1980 and 1985, Cristau served as the Judicial Vicar of the Toledo's diocesan Ecclesiastical Tribunal. Within the Barcelona archdiocese, Cristau has held several positions to include the Diocesan Curia, Archpriest of the Cathedral and Secretary Chancellor of the Curia. In 2004, after the erection of the Terrassa diocese, Cristau was incardinated as a prelate and was appointed as the diocesan vicar general. On 18 May 2010, the Apostolic Nuncio in Spain announced the appointment of Cristau to the Conferencia Episcopal Española at 12 p.m. This followed the Pope Benedict's announcement at the Holy See earlier the same day. Cristau was ordained at Terrassa's cathedral on 26 June 2010, his Principal Consecrator was Bishop Josep Àngel Saiz Meneses, the Bishop of Terrassa. Cristau's Principal Co-Consecrators were Archbishops Renzo Fratini, the Apostolic Nuncio to Spain, Lluís Martínez Sistach, the Archbishop of Barcelona. Roman Catholic Diocese of Terrassa at Diocese of Terrassa. Retrieved: 2010-06-22.

"Bishop Salvador Cristau Coll". David M. Cheney


Rumaithiya is a residential area in Hawalli governorate, Kuwait, it's geographically divided into twelve blocks. Rumaithiya is divided into 12 blocks; every block has a mosque and Rumaithiya Co-Op branch. Rumaithiya was designed to make a space for a branch of the supermarket. Due to this, there are 12 government-built masjids in Rumaithiya, with one more government-built masjid near the main Co-op; the biggest masjid, Masjid Maqamis is in Block 11 Rumaithiya has the largest number of husayniyas in Kuwait with more than 70 Husayniya. Rumaithiya Co-Op Society is the only supermarket in the area. 12 Branches in every block, except the 7th block 15,144+ Contributors Large public park in block 6 with grass stadiums. Normal public park in block 8 with grass stadium, starbucks coffee shop. 13 schools excluding private schools and kindergartens Most of Rumaithia's people are Shia Muslim. Due to this fact, there are a lot of husainiyas in the area