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Adam Duritz

Adam Fredric Duritz is an American musician, record producer, film producer. He is known as the frontman for the rock band Counting Crows, of which he is a founding member and principal composer. Since its founding in 1991, Counting Crows has sold over 20 million records, released four albums that have been certified gold or platinum, been nominated for two Grammy Awards and an Academy Award. Duritz has collaborated with other musical acts, he has founded two record labels, E Pluribus Unum and Tyrannosaurus Records. His work scoring music for film has been recognized by the music industry, notably with an award from BMI for co-writing the song "Accidentally in Love" for the movie Shrek 2. Duritz and producer/guitarist David Bryson formed Counting Crows in San Francisco in 1991; when Gary Gersh of Geffen Records heard the band's demo tape, he was "blown away". A bidding war between nine different record labels broke out in February 1992. In April, the band—which, by that time, included other members—"signed a deal with Gersh and Geffen believed to be so lucrative that industry wags dubbed them Accounting Crows".

The band's first album and Everything After, charted within the top five of the Billboard 200, the single "Mr. Jones" was a number-one hit in Canada. After the band performed as the music guest on Saturday Night Live, "Mr. Jones" jumped 40 spots in the charts; the album has been certified 7× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Six of the band's albums have charted on the Billboard 200 and four have been certified gold or platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Counting Crows was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1994; the band received a 2004 Academy Award nomination for the song "Accidentally in Love", included in the film Shrek 2. Duritz has collaborated with The Wallflowers on the album Bringing Down the Horse on the track "6th Avenue Heartache". Along with bandmates Dan Vickrey and Immerglück, Duritz co-wrote the song "Accidentally in Love" for the soundtrack of the movie Shrek 2, winning them each an award from BMI. Duritz's lyrics have been described as "morose" and "tortured" and as "wordy introspection", while his vocals have been called "expressive".

In October 2018, Duritz co-founded the Underwater Sunshine Music Festival. Duritz co-founded E Pluribus Unum in 1997. Before the label was purchased by new ownership, Duritz had signed Joe 90, Gigolo Aunts, Neilson Hubbard. In 2007, Duritz launched. Debut artists on the label included Blacktop Mourning; as of 2015, the label was defunct. In addition to his musical pursuits, Duritz was executive producer for the film The Locusts, he appeared in the 2007 mockumentary film Farce of the Penguins. The film revolves around "five guys and a girl who live in the lap of luxury in a rock star's mansion, but their sweet situation is threatened. The friends will do whatever it takes to maintain their rock and roll lifestyle, as hilarity and shenanigans ensue." Duritz grew up in Maryland. He is Linda Duritz, both physicians. Duritz has Nicole. Duritz attended the prestigious Taft School, graduated from the Head-Royce School in Oakland, California, he has Russian Jewish ancestry. Duritz attended University of California, but left college two credits short of a degree.

Duritz suffers from a dissociative mental health issue. He disclosed this mental health issue publicly in 2008. In October 2009, Duritz was reported to be dating Shameless actress Emmy Rossum, with whom he had toured during the summer of 2009; the couple broke up in September 2010. Duritz was reported to be unmarried as of August 2014, he has dated Courteney Cox. In August 2019, Duritz—who had "rocked voluminous dreadlocks" since Counting Crows was formed—revealed that he had shaved his head. Adam Duritz on IMDb Adam Duritz discography at MusicBrainz

Birsen Bekgöz

Birsen Bekgöz is a Turkish female track and field athlete competing in sprinting events. She is a member of Enkaspor athletics team, she studied at the Eastern Mediterranean University in Northern Cyprus. She started her sports career in Ankara and became a member of the club Bursa Nilüfer Belediyespor. During her time at the Near East University in Nicosia, she ran for Northern Cyprus. Bekgöz is at Enkaspor in Istanbul, she participated at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almería, Spain in the categories 200 metres, 400 m hurdles, 4x100 m relay and 4x400 m relay. She ran bronze medal with Pınar Saka and Binnaz Uslu in 4x400 relay, she won the silver medal in the 4x400 m relay event with her teammates Özge Akın, Esma Aydemir and Sema Apak at the 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games held in Palembang, Indonesia. Birsen Engin at World Athletics Birsen Engin at the International Olympic Committee Birsen Engin at Olympics at

It Happened in L.A.

It Happened in L. A. is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Michelle Morgan. The film stars Jorma Taccone and Dree Hemingway; the film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2017. The film was released on November 2017, by The Orchard. Michelle Morgan as Annette Jorma Taccone as Elliot Dree Hemingway as Baker Kentucker Audley as Peter Margarita Levieva as Ingrid Adam Shapiro as Jimmy Angela Trimbur as Simone Robert Schwartzman as Ben Nora Zehetner as Nora Tate Donovan as Tom Andre Hyland as Zee James Ransone as Heath Antonio Cupo as Michael Julie Mintz as Alice Flula Borg as Meep The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2017. In October 2017, The Orchard acquired U. S. distribution rights to the film, set it for a November 3, 2017, release. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 67% based on 15 reviews, with a weighted average of 6/10. On Metacritic, the film holds a weighted average score of 58 out of 100, based on 11 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

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Can't Get Enough (J. Cole song)

"Can't Get Enough" is a song by American hip hop recording artist J. Cole, released as the fourth single off his debut studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story; the song was released on September 2, 2011 through Roc Nation and Columbia. The song, featuring R&B singer Trey Songz, was produced by Brian Kidd and samples "Paulette" as performed by Balla et ses Balladins; the song's music video, filmed in Barbados, was directed by Clifton Bell. While in Barbados for his last performance as the official opening act for Rihanna's Loud Tour, Cole shot the music video for his debut album's second single, "Can't Get Enough", with Songz and Rihanna, who provided a cameo while in her home town; the song first charted on the week of October 29, 2011 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at number eighty-six. It has since peaked at number seven. On August 30, 2016, the single was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over a million digital copies in the United States.

Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Theological virtues

Theological virtues are virtues associated in Christian theology and philosophy with salvation resulting from the grace of God. Virtues are qualities which dispose one to conduct oneself in a morally good manner. Traditionally they have been named Faith and Charity, can trace their importance in Christian theology to Paul the Apostle in 1 Corinthians 13, who pointed out that “the greatest of these is love.” The medieval Catholic philosopher Thomas Aquinas explained that these virtues are called theological virtues "because they have God for their object, both in so far as by them we are properly directed to Him, because they are infused into our souls by God alone, as finally, because we come to know of them only by Divine revelation in the Sacred Scriptures". A person receives the theological virtues by their being "infused"—through Divine grace—into the person; the theological virtues are so named. Faith is the infused virtue, by which the intellect, by a movement of the will, assents to the supernatural truths of Revelation, not on the motive of intrinsic evidence, but on the sole ground of the infallible authority of God revealing.

According to Hugh Pope "hat God says is supremely credible, though not supremely intelligible for us." The First Vatican Council stated that "faith is a supernatural virtue by which we with the inspiration and assistance of God's grace, believe those things to be true which He has revealed...although the assent of faith is in no sense blind, yet no one can assent to the Gospel teaching in the way necessary for salvation without the illumination of the Holy Spirit..." It is a gratuitous gift of God. Hope is defined as a Divinely infused virtue, acts upon the will, by which one trusts, with confidence grounded on the Divine assistance, to attain life everlasting, its opposite is the sin of despair. Charity is a divinely infused virtue, inclining the human will to cherish God for his own sake above all things, man for the sake of God. To love God is to wish Him all honour and glory and every good, to endeavour, as far as one can, to obtain it for Him. John 14:23 notes a unique feature of reciprocity which makes charity a veritable friendship of man with God.

"Whoever loves me will keep my word, my Father will love him, we will come to him and make our dwelling with him." Lack of love may give place to wrath or indifference. The first mention in Christian literature of the three theological virtues is in St. Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians 1:3, "...calling to mind your work of faith and labor of love and endurance in hope..." In 1 Thessalonians 5:8, he refers to this triad of virtues again, "But since we are of the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love and the helmet, hope for salvation."In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul places the greater emphasis on Charity. "So faith, love remain, these three. First, because it informs the other two: "It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." According to Augustine of Hippo, from a temporal perspective, love lasts, while "Hope isn't hope if its object is seen", faith gives way to possession. This view is shared by Gregory of Nyssa. Aquinas found an interconnection of moral virtue.

This is termed "the Unity of the Virtues."Aquinas stated that theological virtues are so called "because they have God for their object, both in so far as by them we are properly directed to Him, because they are infused into our souls by God alone, as finally, because we come to know of them only by Divine revelation in the Sacred Scriptures". In his treatment of the virtues, Aquinas viewed the theological virtues as being the product of habitual grace. According to Aquinas, this grace, through the theological virtues, allows humanity to become agents in meritorious action, beyond their own natural ability. In this way it is supernatural. Aquinas says "Faith has the character of a virtue, not because of the things it believes, for faith is of things that appear not, but because it adheres to the testimony of one in whom truth is infallibly found". Aquinas further connected the theological virtues with the cardinal virtues, he views the supernatural inclinations of the theological virtues, caused by habitual grace, to find their fulfillment in being acted upon in the cardinal virtues.

The moral virtues are acquired by habit. Catholic moral theology holds that the theological virtues differ from the cardinal virtues in that they cannot be obtained by human effort, but are infused by God into a person. Like the cardinal virtues, an individual who exercises these virtues strengthens and increases them, i.e. they are more disposed to practice them. Following St. Augustine, Aquinas recognized a separate but related type of moral virtue, infused by God; the distinction lies both in their end. The moral virtue of temperance recognizes food as a good that sustains life, but guards against the sin of gluttony; the infused virtue of temperance disposes the individual to practice abstinence. The infused moral virtues are connected to the theological virtue of Charity. Pope Benedict XVI wrote three encyclicals about the theological virtues: Deus caritas est, Spe salvi, Lumen fidei. Cardinal virtues Seven deadly sins Seven virtues Christian ethics This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed..

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Dilan Jayawardane

Dilan Jayawardane is a Sri Lankan engineer who co-founded Scoopler based in the United States. Jayawardane having received his education from Nalanda College, gained admission to enter Moratuwa University and won a MIT scholarship entering the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002. There he studied engineering and science, graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer science in 2006. After graduation Jayawardane joined Oracle Corporation in San Francisco Californica as an engineer in Relational database management system research team, he quit Oracle and moved to United Kingdom and with one of his University of Oxford graduate colleagues started up their own company called Scoopler Inc, started developing a search engine. In 2008 he was chosen to participate in a seed-funding program by Y Combinator. In 2009 they invented a search engine that redefined internet searches worldwide. In 2011 Scoopler was acquired by Google and Jayawardane joined Google, working on its Google X project, as a project manager.

He was a key developer for Google's Google+ social network and Space elevator project