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Free (Sarah Brightman song)

"Free" is a song performed by English classical crossover soprano Sarah Brightman from her ninth studio album, Harem. It was written in German by Matthias Meissner and Thomas Schwarz; the song was re-written in English by Brightman in collaboration with Sophie B. Hawkins; the track was produced by Frank Peterson. It was released as the fourth and final single from Harem by Angel Records on 10 June 2003; the song contains Middle Eastern pop musical characters. It is influenced by feelings of desperation and is lyrically about somebody who has lost somebody and is looking onto their relationship with somebody else. "Free" reached the # 3 position on the US Hot Dance Music/Club. Violinist Nigel Kennedy is featured in the last four stanzas of the song. In Harem. "Free" 2:58 "Free" 3:52 "Free" 3:44 "Guéri De Toi" 3:15Promotional single and was never commercially released. "Free" "Free" "Free" "Guéri De Toi" This was a DJ promotional single and was never commercially released. Official website Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Catalog of paintings in the Louvre Museum

The Catalog of paintings in the Louvre Museum lists the painters of the collection of the Louvre Museum as they are catalogued in the Joconde database. The collection contains 5,500 paintings by 1,400 artists born before 1900, over 500 named artists are French by birth. For painters with more than two works in the collection, or for paintings by unnamed and unknown artists, see the Louvre website. Most artists in the collection are represented with only one or two works, but some artists are represented with many many more. Per artist a maximum of two artwork IDs is provided with; the two-letter prefix in the ID indicates the origin of the artwork: MI = Musées Impériaux. There are 21 women artists represented with works in the collection: Marie-Guillemine Benoist, Élise Bruyère, Élisabeth Sophie Chéron, Eugénie Dalton, Madeleine Goblot, Hortense Haudebourt-Lescot, Joséphine Houssaye, Angelica Kauffmann, Adèle de Kercado, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Judith Leyster, Catherine Lusurier, Constance Mayer, Louise Moillon, Julie Philipault, Rose Marie Pruvost, Thea Schleusner, Nanine Vallain, Anne Vallayer-Coster, Elisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun, Marie-Denise Villers.

Carlos de Abauza, 1 artwork: INV 20658 Niccolò dell'Abbate, 5 artworks: DL 1970-2, RF 1982-24 Abel de Pujol, 2 artworks: INV 2196, INV 2197 Ulrich Apt the Elder, 1 artwork: INV 1993 Jean Achard, 1 artwork: INV 2200 Willem van Aelst, 2 artworks: INV 20370, RF 666 Pieter Coecke van Aelst, 1 artwork: INV 2003 Giovanni Agostino da Lodi, 1 artwork: MI 570 Jean Alaux, 4 artworks: INV 20110, INV 20111 Francesco Albani, 13 artworks: INV 20, INV 20 Mariotto Albertinelli, 1 artwork: INV 38 Orazio Alfani, 2 artworks: INV 40, INV 234 Patrick Allan Fraser, 1 artwork: RF 1989-38 Étienne Allegrain, 3 artworks: INV 2316, INV 2322 Pierre Allotte, 1 artwork: RF 1939-22 Pietro di Giovanni D'Ambrogio, 3 artworks: RF 1984-157, RF 1984-157 Pomponio Amidano, 1 artwork: INV 662 Albert André, 1 artwork: RF 1951 22 Ippolito Andreasi, 1 artwork: INV 63 Giuseppe Angeli, 1 artwork: INV 66 Filippo Napoletano, 1 artwork: INV 1081 Fra Angelico, 7 artworks: RF 196, INV 314 Michelangelo Anselmi, 1 artwork: INV 67 Eugène Appert, 1 artwork: RF 1993-33 Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 4 artworks: RF 1964-33, RF 1964-32 Juan de Arellano, 1 artwork: RF 411 Arent Arentsz, 1 artwork: RF 1163 Jacques d'Arthois, 1 artwork: MI 901 Jan Asselijn, 3 artworks: INV 986, INV 985 Gioacchino Assereto, 1 artwork: RF 1940-3 Etienne Aubry, 2 artworks: RF 1973-7, RF 1715 Claude Audran the Younger, 1 artwork: MI 298 Joseph Auguste, 1 artwork: RF 3630 Jules Robert Auguste, 2 artworks: RF 1948-40, RF 1948-39 Joseph Aved, 1 artwork: INV 2374 Barent Avercamp, 1 artwork: RF 2854 Étienne Azambre, 1 artwork: RF 1978 30 Hans Jurriaensz van Baden, 1 artwork: INV 1599 Antonio Badile, 1 artwork: INV 20415 Cornelis de Baellieur, 1 artwork: MI 699 Giovanni Baglione, 1 artwork: RF 1964-28 David Bailly, 1 artwork: RF 792 Ludolf Bakhuizen, 5 artworks: RF 1528, INV 990 Alesso Baldovinetti, 1 artwork: RF 1112 Giovanni Balducci, 1 artwork: INV 20270 Hans Baldung, 1 artwork: RF 2467 Hendrick van Balen, 1 artwork: DL 1973-21 Peder Balke, 26 artworks: INV 1026, INV 1025 Louis-Pierre Baltard, 1 artwork: INV 2405 Paul Jean Etienne Balze, 1 artwork: INV 20039 Jacopo de' Barbari, 1 artwork: RF 2219 Jean Barbault, 3 artworks: RF 1971-17, RF 1971-17 Jean Jacques François le Barbier, 1 artwork: INV 2413 Dirck Barendsz, 4 artworks: RF 1975 25, RF 1986-51 A. F. Bargas, 1 artwork: RF 2191 Léon Barillot, 1 artwork: INV 20626 Barnaba da Modena, 1 artwork: RF 1968-4 Henri Baron, 3 artworks: RF 3966, RF 3804 Federico Barocci, 3 artworks: INV 93, MI 315 Félix Joseph Barrias, 1 artwork: RF 1976-39 François Pierre Barry, 1 artwork: INV 2434 Amadé Barth, 1 artwork: INV 20144 Bertholet Flemalle, 2 artworks: INV 1288, INV 161 Taddeo di Bartolo, 1 artwork: MI 417 Andrea Solari, 6 artworks: RF 1978-35, RF 1978-35 Bartolomeo di Giovanni, 2 artworks: RF 1346, RF 1347 Bartolomeo Veneto, 5 artworks: RF 1945-9, RF 2485 Antoine-Louis Barye, 7 artworks: RF 2072, RF 1956-10 Jacopo Bassano, 5 artworks: INV 429, INV 582 Girolamo da Ponte, 2 artworks: INV 428, INV 436 Bartholomeus van Bassen, 1 artwork: INV 2184

William Goad

William Goad was a British millionaire businessman from Plymouth, imprisoned for life for child rape. He was called in various newspapers "Britain's most prolific paedophile", with his assaults causing two of his victims to commit suicide, he pleaded guilty to 14 counts of rape. He was described in court as a “voracious, calculating and violent homosexual paedophile” who sexually abused young boys over a 30-year period. Goad was sent to prison for life in October 2004, his abuse spanned 35 years with victims as young as eight. He bought homes overlooking school playgrounds and had ten boys staying at his home at any one time, they were threatened with harm to their mothers if they talked and were given cash and employment in Goad's shops. Goad is reported to have boasted of abusing 142 children in a year. Goad's fortune was once estimated to be around £25 million. Goad opened Cornish Market World in 1991, which became at one point Britain's biggest indoor market with more than 300 stalls. In the mid-1990s Goad launched Ben's Playworld, a children's play zone hosting a range of activities aimed at 2 to 12-year-olds, including mega-slides, giant tubes and a massive ball-pond.

One of his victims gave statements in the late 80s and early 90s, which led to his first arrest for indecent assault. Goad was put on probation; as a result of increasing statements from victims, a police investigation, Operation Emotion, had opened up. Goad changed his name to David Scott and moved to the nearby town of Ivybridge. In 1998 he fled to Thailand on a false passport, aware that police were on his tail following new allegations, he was arrested in June 2003 after returning to UK on a false passport. A bank employee had tipped the police off, following his credit card use in the UK, he was arrested while travelling on a train with his financial business associate. He required heart surgery before being fit to stand in court. During Goad's ill-health Operation Emotion II had been under way by police and had persuaded 17 victims to testify at trial against him. Goad pleaded not guilty to the charges and claimed he was sexually abused at a younger age. Following overwhelming evidence and comments from the judge to his legal defence, he pleaded guilty.

At his sentencing, Martin Meeke QC stated "It is believed there has been no single defendant with more victims than this man". Goad died of natural causes at HMP Isle of Wight, Albany on 20 October 2012

191st New York State Legislature

The 191st New York State Legislature, consisting of the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly, met from January 4, 1995, to December 31, 1996, during the first and second years of George Pataki's governorship, in Albany. Under the provisions of the New York Constitution of 1938 and the U. S. Supreme Court decision to follow the One man, one vote rule, re-apportioned in 1992 by the Legislature, 61 Senators and 150 assemblymen were elected in single-seat districts for two-year terms. Senate and Assembly districts consisted of the same number of inhabitants, the area being apportioned contiguously without restrictions regarding county boundaries. At this time there were two major political parties: the Democratic Party; the Conservative Party, the Independence Party, the Liberal Party, the Right to Life Party, the Tax Cut Now Party, the Libertarian Party and the Socialist Workers Party nominated tickets. The New York state election, 1994, was held on November 8. State Senator George Pataki was elected Governor, Betsy McCaughey Ross was elected Lieutenant Governor, both Republicans with Conservative and Tax Cut Now endorsement, who defeated the incumbent Democrats Mario Cuomo and Stan Lundine.

The elections to the other three statewide elective offices resulted in the re-election of State Comptroller Carl McCall and U. S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, both Democrats; the approximate party strength at this election, as expressed by the vote for Governor, was: Democrats 2,273,000. 36 of the sitting 39 women members of the legislature—State Senators Nancy Larraine Hoffmann, of Syracuse. Dugan, of Brooklyn. Hoffman, of North Tonawanda. Matusow, a lawyer of Armonk. Catherine M. Abate, of Manhattan, was elected to the State Senate. Debra J. Mazzarelli, of Patchogue; the New York state election, 1995, was held on November 7. Four vacancies in the Assembly were filled. Betty Little, of Queensbury, was elected to fill one of the vacancies; the Legislature met for the first regular session at the State Capitol in Albany on January 4, 1995. Sheldon Silver was re-elected Speaker of the Assembly. Joseph Bruno was elected Temporary President of the Senate; the Legislature met for the second regular session at the State Capitol in Albany on January 3, 1996.

The Legislature met for a special session from December 17 to 18, 1996, to consider legislation concerning the administration of the public school system in New York City. The asterisk denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature. Vincent Leibell changed from the Assembly to the Senate at the beginning of this legislature. Assemblymen Larry Seabrook and James S. Alesi were elected to fill vacancies in the Senate. Note: For brevity, the chairmanships omit the words "...the Committee on..." Secretary: Stephen F. Sloan The asterisk denotes members of the previous Legislature who continued in office as members of this Legislature. Note: For brevity, the chairmanships omit the words "...the Committee on..." Clerk: Francine Misasi Senate and Assembly members

Nevada State Route 306

State Route 306 is a state highway in northern Nevada, United States. It connects the mining area of Gold Acres in Lander County to Interstate 80 at the Beowawe Interchange near Beowawe in Eureka County via Crescent Valley; the road has been a state highway since the 1920s, having been established as part of a much longer State Route 21 by 1929. SR 306 begins at the road to Barrack Cortez Mine, just east of Gold Acres in central Lander County. From this point, the route heads in a north-northeasterly direction, away from the mountains of the Shoshone Range. After about 12 miles, the highway crosses into Eureka County and passes through the small community of Crescent Valley. Passing through the town, SR 306 continues on its straight course northward through the valley of the same name; the route reaches the town of Beowawe, where it crosses over the Union Pacific Railroad, soon after, bridges the Humboldt River. The highway passes through Whirlwind Valley before reaching Interstate 80, where SR 306 terminates at the Beowawe Interchange.

The road dates back to at least 1929. At that time, it was part of a longer State Route 21 which extended north from SR 2/U. S. Route 50 in Nevada near Austin all the way through Crescent Valley and Beowawe to SR 1/US 40. By 1933, the southern end of SR 21 had been extended beyond Austin, branching from US 50 just west of town and heading in a southwesterly direction towards Ione. Not counting the brief overlap with US 50, the total length of State Route 21 was around 144 miles; the entire route remained a dirt or gravel-graded route until about 1958, when the northern 30 miles between Gold Point and US 40 were paved. Aside from a little more paving south of Gold Point, SR 21 remained unchanged into the 1970s. However, on July 1, 1976, Nevada began a renumbering of its state highways. In this process, the paved portion of the highway between Crescent Valley and US 40/I-80 north of Beowawe was redesignated as State Route 306; this change was first seen on state maps in 1978. The rest of SR 21 remained on official Nevada maps for a short time, but was removed from the state highway system by 1982.

The paved highway extending to the Gold Acres site wasn't shown on state maps until 1993. The route has remained unchanged since. Note: Mileposts in Nevada reset at county lines.