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A-ha

A-ha are a Norwegian band formed in Oslo in 1982. Founded by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, the band rose to fame during the mid-1980s and continued its global success in the 1990s and the 21st century. A-ha achieved their biggest success with their debut album Hunting High and Low in 1985; that album peaked at number one in their native country Norway, number 2 in the UK, number 15 on the US Billboard album chart. V.". In the UK, Hunting High and Low continued its chart success into the following year, becoming one of the best-selling albums of 1986; the band released studio albums in 1986, 1988, 1990, with single hits including "Hunting High and Low", "The Living Daylights", "Stay on These Roads", "Crying in the Rain". In 1994, after their fifth studio album, Memorial Beach, failed to achieve the commercial success of their previous albums, the band went on hiatus. Following a performance at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 1998, A-ha recorded their sixth album, 2000's Minor Earth Major Sky, another number-one album in Norway and Germany.

This album was followed by Lifelines. On 15 October 2009, the band announced they would split after the 2010 worldwide Ending on a High Note Tour. Thousands of fans from at least 40 different countries on six continents congregated to see A-ha for the last leg of the tour. On 4 December 2014, A-ha announced its participation at Rock In Rio 2015, which celebrated 30 years for both the band and the event. In 2015, it was announced that A-ha would re-unite and their tenth studio album, Cast in Steel, was released on 4 September 2015, the band toured in support of the album; the band has released several compilations and four live albums. In less than a year, during 2010, the band earned an estimated 500 million Norwegian kroner from concert tickets and the release of a greatest hits album, making them one of the 40–50 largest-grossing bands in the world; the band were listed in the Guinness World Records book for having the biggest-paying rock concert attendance. Another record for the band is for singer Morten Harket, listed in the Guinness World Records book in 2001 for the longest live note held.

Their exact sale figures are somewhat controversial. The trio, composed of lead vocalist Morten Harket. "We were trying to think of what to call themselves, focusing on Norwegian words people could say in English." They jettisoned that idea. "It was a terrible song but a great name," says Morten. They chose the studio of musician and soon-to-be-manager John Ratcliff because it had a Space Invaders machine. John Ratcliff introduced them to his manager, Terry Slater, after a few meetings, A-ha enlisted Ratcliff as a manager as well. Slater and Ratcliff formed TJ Management. Ratcliff dealt with technical and musical aspects and Slater acted as the group's international business manager and as liaison to Warner Brothers' head office in Los Angeles. An early version of "Take On Me" was the first song that Morten Harket had heard Magne Furuholmen and Pål Waaktaar play in Asker. At that time, the song was called "Miss Eerie", the two men were still known as Bridges. Morten stated it sounded more like a " Juicy fruit song " for a gum advert - It was renamed "Lesson One" when it was first recorded by A-ha.

After some re-writing, multiple re-recordings, three releases, "Take On Me" became a hit on both sides of the Atlantic in 1985. The first version of the song, released in 1984, was promoted by a video of the band performing the song in front of a blue background; the song was re-recorded with production by Alan Tarney, but this new release failed to chart. The song was re-released with a groundbreaking video. A-ha became the first Norwegian band to have a number one hit in the U. S; the popularity of "Take on Me" earned the band a spot on the American television series Soul Train in 1985, making them one of the few white artists to appear on the black music-oriented show. The video used a pencil-sketch animation/live-action combination called rotoscoping, in which individual frames of live video are drawn over or coloured, it became one of the most recognisable and most enduringly popular music videos in the US where it was nominated for eight awards at the third annual MTV Video Awards in 1986, winning six, including Best New Artist in a Video, Best Concept Video, Best Direction, Best Special Effects, Viewer's Choice and Best Video of the Year.

Their six MTV Award wins for that video gave them twice as many wins as Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and more than any artist in the three years of the awards combined. The b

Appetite for Destruction (Ruby Isle album)

Appetite for Destruction is a 2010 album by Ruby Isle. It is a cover of Guns N' Roses' 1987 album of the same name, it was released through iTunes on December 2, 2010. It was scheduled for a CD release with a release party scheduled for January 29, 2011, but on January 11, 2011 it was announced that it was being pulled from all music stores and online music outlets, it was announced on Mark Mallman's Facebook page December 31, 2014 that all legal issues had been resolved and the album is now available on Spotify "Welcome to the Jungle" "It's So Easy" "Nightrain" "Out ta Get Me" "Mr. Brownstone" "Paradise City" "My Michelle" "Think About You" "Sweet Child o' Mine" "You're Crazy" "Anything Goes" "Rocket Queen"

Shramik Express

The 19051/19052 Valsad - Muzaffarpur Shramik Express is an express train running between Valsad of Gujarat and Muzaffarpur of Bihar. It operates as train number 19051 from Valsad to Muzaffarpur Junction and as train number 19052 in the reverse direction serving the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar; the train consist of 23 coaches: 1 AC II cum AC III tier 1 AC III tier 14 Sleeper Class 5 General Unreserved 2 Seating cum Luggage Rake The 19051 Valsad - Muzaffarpur Shramik Express covers the distance of 1782 km in 35 hours & in 33 hours 25 mins as 19052 Muzaffarpur - Valsad Shramik Express. As the average speed of the train is below 55 km/h, as per Indian Railway rules, its fare doesn't includes a Superfast surcharge; the important halts of the train are: Valsad Udhna Junction Vyara Nandurbar Jalgaon Junction Bhusaval Junction Itarsi Junction Jabalpur Junction Katni Junction Satna Junction Allahabad Chheoki Junction Varanasi Junction Ghazipur City Ballia Chhapra Junction Sonpur Junction Hajipur Junction Muzaffarpur Junction 19051 Shramik Express is hauled by an Itarsi Locomotive Shed based WAP-4 up to Itarsi Junction.

After Itarsi Junction, 19051 Shramik Express is hauled by a Diesel Locomotive of Katni or Itarsi based WDM-3A or WDP-4D up to Muzaffarpur Junction. 19052 Shramik Express is hauled by a Diesel Locomotive of Samastipur or Itarsi based WDM-3D or WDM-3A up to Itarsi Junction. After Itarsi Junction, 19052 Shramik Express is hauled by an Itarsi Locomotive Shed based WAP-4 or Bhusawal Locomotive Shed based WAP-4 up to Valsad. Train is reversed one time at Varanasi Junction; the train share its rake with 12943/12944 Valsad - Kanpur Central Udyogkarmi Express. Surat - Chhapra Tapti Ganga Express Udhna - Varanasi Bholenagari Express Surat - Muzaffarpur Express Surat - Bhagalpur Tapti Ganga Superfast Express

Will Clayson

Will Clayson was the fifth mayor of Anchorage, Alaska. William H. "Will" Clayson was born in Port Gamble, Washington Territory to English immigrant parents, Edward Clayson and Annie Mary Quinton. By 1869, the family had settled in a logging camp near Seabeck, Washington Territory, where a sister, a brother, were born; the family moved to Portland in 1883, where another sister, was born. Will attended Pacific University in Oregon. In July 1897, just weeks after hearing the news that gold had been discovered in the Klondike, Will's brother Frederick sailed for Skagway, Alaska, he was accompanied by Emil Pohl, who had married Esther three years prior. Will followed in September, helped Frederick to open an outfitting store, F. W. Clayson and Company, their mother, who had divorced their father some years hence, joined them. Esther followed the next year; when Frederick was murdered on the Dawson Trail on Christmas Day, 1899, Will was appointed executor of his estate. He continued to managed the Skagway store.

Will's first marriage, to a woman named Cecilia, produced William, Jr.. In 1905, he opened a clothing store, in Seward, Alaska. In 1909, he moved to Cordova to start another store, he was remarried to the Canadian-born Mabel Tuck, by 1923, he operated a store in Anchorage, Alaska. In 1925, Clayson was elected to the Anchorage City Council, two years on April 5, 1927, he was elected to succeed Chris M. Eckmann as Mayor of Anchorage, defeating W. B. Dean 319 to 278; as mayor, Clayson promoted improvements to infrastructure, including water and sewer lines and sidewalks, the city's docks. It was during Clayson's tenure that the city council approved an ordinance authorizing the construction of the Eklutna Dam by Frank Ivan Reed's Anchorage Light and Power Company. Clayson did not run for a second term. Clayson became an early investor in Anchorage Air Transport, founded in 1926 to capitalize on growing demand for commercial aviation, it operated flights from the field known as the Delaney Park Strip.

Clayson moved to Portland in 1929. He died in 1950, at the age of 82

Guri Schanke

Guri Schanke is a Norwegian actress and singer. She is known in Norway for her acting career, was part of the 2005 round of the Norwegian version of Dancing with the Stars, where she came in second, her debut as an actress came in 1982 on Oslo Nye Teater. Since she has been part of a number of successful musicals, such as Les Misérables, Summer in Tyrol and Annie Get Your Gun, she has taken part in a number of TV show and productions, for example the Norwegian TV series Hotel Cæsar. She was married to comedian Øivind Blunck from 1991 to 2010; every year, between Christmas and New Year's Eve, the Norwegian TV channel NRK airs the televised musical theatre comedy The Spanish Fly starring Guri Schanke and her future to be husband, Øivind Blunck. Guri won the 2007 Norsk Melodi Grand Prix with her song "Ven a bailar conmigo" written by Thomas G:son. Guri, won Norsk Melodi Grand Prix 2007 with 108 541 votes, 30 000 votes more than the song in 2nd place. Thanks to her win in Oslo in NMGP, Guri represented Norway in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest MGP 2007 Results: 1.

Guri Schanke – Ven a bailar conmigo 108 541 votes 2. Jannicke Abrahamsen – Rocket ride 78 433 votes 3. Crash! – Wannabe 64 285 votes 4. Dusty Cowshit – Chicken rodeo 63 062 votes Guri Schanke, representing Norway with "Ven a bailar conmigo", participated in the semi-final on May 10, 2007 in Helsinki, but failed to reach the top 10 for qualification into the final, she performed in the 19th position following Macedonia's Karolina Gočeva with "Mojot svet" and preceding Malta's Olivia Lewis with "Vertigo". Schanke has lent her voice to several Norwegian versions of Walt's animated features including: Pocahontas – as Pocahontas The Little Mermaid – as Ariel The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea and The Little Mermaid 3: Ariel's Beginning 101 Dalmatians – as Perdita The Aristocats – as Duchess the white cat Oliver & Company Chip'n Dale Rescue Rangers – Gadget Hackwrench Melodi Grand Prix 2007 Eurovision Song Contest 2007 Official site Guri Schanke on IMDb Video clip: Elisabeth Andreassen with Guri Schanke, singing "Somewhere over the rainbow" at NRK.no

Jacquelyn Mayer

Jacquelyn Jeanne "Jackie" Mayer is a former Miss Ohio 1962 and Miss America 1963 and travels the United States as a motivational speaker, noted for her recovery from a near-fatal stroke suffered at age 28. Mayer graduated Sandusky High School in 1960, spending much of her senior year in Austria as an exchange student, attended Northwestern University, where a friend encouraged her to enter the Miss America contest for the scholarship money offered to the winner, she was first crowned Miss Vacationland in 1962 - becoming the first winner of the crown went on to win the Miss Ohio pageant that year. On September 8, 1962 at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, she was crowned Miss America 1963. Mayer is an executive director of the Miss Vacationland pageant. In 1970, Mayer suffered a stroke in the early hours following a Thanksgiving evening with her family, she was rushed to the hospital and though surviving, spent the next seven years in rehabilitation needing to re-learn such simple tasks as the alphabet and basic motor functions.

Thirty years having regained the ability to walk and speak, Mayer considers herself 90% recovered. Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky known as Providence Hospital, features the Jackie Mayer Rehab & Skilled Nursing Center. For over 20 years, Mayer has dedicated her life to assisting their families, she has been a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association, made educational films to raise stroke awareness, helped found the National Stroke Association, has appeared on Good Morning America and The Phil Donahue Show, her story has been featured in magazines such as People and Family Circle. She married John Townsend and has two children, Bill Townsend, a technology entrepreneur, Kelly Rostic, a former anchorwoman with NBC and Fox. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame inductee Honorary Doctorate Degree from Lourdes College Section of State Route 2 running through Erie County named "Jackie Mayer Miss America Highway". Jackie Mayer's official website In Her Opinion, an article by Jackie Mayer from MissAmerica.org