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Album for the Young

Album for the Young, Op. 68, was composed by Robert Schumann in 1848 for his three daughters. The album consists of a collection of 43 short works. Unlike the Kinderszenen, they are suitable to be played by beginners; the second part, starting at Nr. 19, contains more demanding pieces. Melodie, C major Soldatenmarsch, G major Trällerliedchen, C major Ein Choral, G major. Harmonisation of "Selig sind, die aus Erbamen" or "Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele" found in number 7 of BWV 39 Stückchen, C major Armes Waisenkind, A minor Jägerliedchen, F major Wilder Reiter, A minor Volksliedchen, D minor Fröhlicher Landmann, von der Arbeit zurückkehrend, F major Sizilianisch, A minor Knecht Ruprecht, A minor Mai, lieber Mai, E major Kleine Studie, G major Frühlingsgesang, E major Erster Verlust, E minor Kleiner Morgenwanderer, A major Schnitterliedchen, C major Kleine Romanze, A minor Ländliches Lied, A major * * *, C major Rundgesang, A major Reiterstück, D minor Ernteliedchen, A major Nachklänge aus dem Theater, A minor * * *, F major Kanonisches Liedchen, A minor Erinnerung, A major Fremder Mann, D minor * * *, F major Kriegslied, D major Scheherazade, A minor Weinlesezeit – fröhliche Zeit!, E major Thema, C major Mignon, E-flat major Lied italienischer Marinari, G minor Matrosenlied, G minor Winterzeit I, C minor Winterzeit II, C minor/C major Kleine Fuge, A major Nordisches Lied, F major Figurierter Choral, F major Sylvesterlied, A major More pieces have been identified from various manuscripts.

Soldatenmarsch Wilder Reiter Für ganz Kleinem Puppenschlafliedchen Canone "Aus ist der Schmaus, die Gäste gehn nach Haus" Auf der Gondel Linke Hand, soll sich auch zeigen Gukkuk im Versteck Ein Ländler von Franz Schubert Ein Thema von Georg Friedrich Händel Haschemann Fest in Tact, im Tone rein, Kanon für Singstimmen Ein Stückchen von Johann Sebastian Bach Ein Trinklied von C. M. von Weber Lagune in Venedig Thema – Beethoven Op. 109 Bärentanz Eine berühmte Melodie von L. van Beethoven Kleiner Walzer Ein Stückchen von Mozart Rebus Ein Stückchen von Gluck Ein Stückchen von Beethoven Fragment, Es Dur Präludium Walzer * * * C Dur * * * G Dur * * * A Dur Album für die Jugend: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project Score at kreusch-sheet-music.net Album. MP3s, pianosociety.com

T&G Building, Townsville

The T&G Building was a landmark building in Townsville, Australia. Constructed in 1955-9, the two and three storey building was designed in a 1950s version of art deco, featuring a striking vertical 36 metres, 6 storey high clock tower on the a corner of Flinders and Stanley streets; the building was demolished in 2008. The Australian Temperance and General Mutual Life Assurance Society established a branch in Townsville in the early 1930s and purchased the site on the corner of Flinders and Stanley Streets in May 1939 and planned to construct a large branch office, designed by Melbourne architects A&K Henderson, who had designed all the T&G buildings in Australia and New Zealand. However, construction was delayed due to World War II and the shortage of building materials which followed the war. In 1955 construction began to a simplified design, it was complete by 1959; the resulting building was horizontal modernist on the levels with vertical louvres shading the windows, with a strikingly vertical tower on the corner topped by the typical T&G stepped silhouette with'ziggurat' capping.

In 1983 T&G merged with National Mutual and ceased to exist, the new company sold the building in 1988. It was was used as a migrant care centre. In early 1991 the building was painted white. In 2003 following a proposed sale as a development site and demolition, it was nominated to the Queensland Heritage Register; the Queensland Heritage Council decided it was worthy of listing, but this was contested by the owner, who appealed to the Land and Environment Court. The judge in the case upheld the appeal, declaring that concerning its architectural merit, "In my view there is none.", it was removed from the Register. In 2006 Townsville Developer, The Lancini Group, purchased a 50% stake in the building from former owners Northern Management Group. In 2008 the building was demolished but all four tower clock faces and two of the'T&G' signs from the clocktower were preserved. In 2008 during demolition of the building plans were released which announced the construction of a new 16 storey office building on the location.

In 2009 revised plans were released for the site, with developer, The Lancini Group, stating that the project would be started when there was sufficient tenant support. A nine-storey office block known as the Ergon Building opened on the site in 2015. T & G Mutual Life Assurance Society T & G Building, Brisbane T & G Building, Geelong

Radek Smoleňák

Radek Smoleňák is a Czech professional ice hockey winger. He is playing with the SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers of the National League, he was most contract to HC Slovan Bratislava of the Kontinental Hockey League. Smolenak was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Smoleňák played with the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2009–10 season when he was claimed off waivers by the team late in the pre-season, he played in only one regular season game with the Blackhawks, in which he registered a five-minute major for fighting. He participated in the 2009 pre-season with Chicago while they played in Zürich and registered one goal in one game. After being placed back on waivers by the Blackhawks, he was re-claimed by the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 11, 2009. Smoleňák signed a contract with Pelicans Lahti from the Finnish elite league SM-liiga on January 30, 2012. In 2009, Smoleňák received significant fan support in the NHL voting for the 57th National Hockey League All-Star Game compiling 10,471 fan votes as a write-in candidate.

Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database

Encyclopedia of Domestic Animation

The Encyclopedia of Domestic Animation is a collection of biographies and filmographies of the masters of Russian and Soviet animation. It was released at the 12th Open Russian Festival of Animated Film in March 2007, its general release happened on March 11, it is the first attempt at recording the complete history of Soviet animation. The encyclopedia was written by Sergey Kapkov and compiled with the help of several journalists and editors over the course of a few years. A huge amount of information was gathered from interviews with living members of the profession; this was out of necessity because of the destruction of some archives in the post-Soviet period, notably that of Soyuzmultfilm. Letters with requests for help were sent out to all of the former Soviet republics, though in some countries such as Estonia and Georgia they were ignored; because so much information was dependent on oral sources, it was decided not to call it an academic edition. Kapkov said of the book, "we are not insured from some possible mistakes".

The book contains 1050 biographies of people involved in animation of all sorts of different professions: directors, animators, camera operators, composers, voice actors and critics. It covers the historical period from 1912, when Ladislas Starevich made the first Russian animated film with insect skeletons, to the present day; the introduction, which summarizes this whole history, was written by Larisa Malyukova. Upon the book's release, many animators contacted the authors and provided additional information about themselves and their colleagues, as well as some factual corrections; because of this and the book's unexpected success at the book fair "Books of Russia", future updated editions are planned. Announcement of the book's release on Kapkov's Live Journal account Page at Algoritm-kniga

Alsagoff family

The family of Al-Saggoff were Arab Singaporean spice traders of Hadhrami origin, who became influential by marrying into a royal family from the Celebes. They acquired many properties, like the other Arab families, including the "Perseverance Estate" where they grew lemon grass; the estate is now considered to be the heart of the Muslim community in Singapore, with the Alsagoff family still retaining its prominence there. They belong to the Ba'Alawi clan of the Bani Hashim in Hadhramaut. Hence they are a Ba'Alawi Sayyid family; as well as being successful merchants and land owners, the family became involved in civic affairs. The family members, at times, held civic office from the 1870s, until Singaporean independence in 1965. Syed Abdur-Rahman came to Singapore with his son Ahmad, their family would start the Arabic School in Jalan Sultan, in 1912. As a Sayyid, Abdur-Rahman was a descendant of the Islamic Nabī Muhammad. A large section of Geylang, formally "Geylang Serai," formed part of the'Perseverance Estate' which belonged to Syed Ahmad.

The Alsagoffs had served as Municipal commissioners of Singapore, from 1872 to 1898, 1928 to 1933. Sayyid Aḥmad ibn ‘Abdur-Raḥmān as-Saqqāf, like his father, was a merchant. In 1848, he established the Alsagoff Company. Ahmad married Raja Siti, daughter of Hajjah Fatimah, a local aristocrat, thus strengthening his family's presence in Singapore. Brigadier Sayyid Mohammad was their son; the family, whose name became'Alsagoff', would get involved in a number of philanthropic activities, such as financing the Masjid of Hajjah Fatimah on Beach Road in Kampong Glam. The qubur of Sayyid Ahmad, his wife and mother-in-law, are in the premises of this Masjid. Syed Mohammad was the most prominent member of the family, he received two land concessions from Sultan Abu Bakar of Johor. He was involved in Singapore's civil service undertaking several diplomatic posts; the first post he held was the Ottoman consul, where the Osmanieh Order inducted him into their ranks after he became consul. Syed Mohamed was asked to conduct diplomacy on behalf of the Sultanate of Aceh during its conflict with the Dutch.

He owned a large estate where his nephew, Syed Omar Alsagoff, lived in a palatial bungalow and entertained Europeans lavishly, at what is now Kampong Bukit Tunggal, near Chancery Lane. He served dinners on gold plated plates and knives. There was a lake there, one of the attractions of old Singapore and canoes could be seen afloat in it. After his death, his sons developed the Bukit Tunggal Estate in the 1920s; the Alsagoffs had additional property in Beach Road and the former owners of the Raffles Hotel. The tomb of the holy man Habib Nuh bin Muhammad Al-Habshi built by Syed Mohamed in about 1890 is still maintained by the Alsagoff family; the Kingdom of Iraq's Honorary Consul was Syed Ibrahim bin Syed Omar Alsagoff. The government of Saudi Arabia tapped him as their ambassador, becoming the Consul-General and the Honorary Consul forTurkey and Tunisia. Politician ‘Ali Redha. Khadijah ‘Abdullah, managing partner of an Egyptian magazine for women, manager of the Raffles Hotel, in the 1960s. Faisal, co-founder of Horizon Education and Technologies Ltd.

Outside Singapore among the historical events associated with the family was the S. S. Jeddah incident when the captain and crew abandoned the ship S. S. Jeddah, with hundreds of religious pilgrims on board, due to ship damage. After the captain and crew arrived in Aden, the Jeddah was brought in by a second ship which found it and hauled it back saving the passengers; this incident is believed to be the inspiration for the Joseph Conrad novel Lord Jim. Banu Hashim Hadhramawt Islam in Singapore Quraysh Yemen https://web.archive.org/web/20090628012108/http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_776_2004-12-29.html https://web.archive.org/web/20090813121751/http://www.raffles.com/EN_RA/Property/RHS/History/ https://web.archive.org/web/20090811091756/http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_685_2005-01-12.html http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/singapore/historical_sites/267/the_alkaff_mansion.php

Battle of Markada

The Battle of Markada was a military confrontation between two jihadist groups, al Qaeda's al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, over the town of Markada in the Al-Hasakah Governorate, in March 2014 during the Syrian civil war. The strategic importance of the town to the ISIL lay in its position on the group's weapons supply route from Iraq, the road linking Al-Hasakah with Deir ez-Zor and a hill that dominates the surrounding area. On the ISIL side there were many Sunni Iranians, including Kurds, who played an important role in the battle; the battle started on 21 March 2014, with fighting near Markada's grain silos that left 27 al-Nusra Front fighters dead and others missing. On the morning of 27 March, ISIL attacked the town, being held by the al-Nusra Front. ISIL managed to force al-Nusra to withdraw to the town's hospital and the mountain overlooking Markada. Before dawn on 29 March, clashes erupted in the town as ISIL attacked the hospital and al-Nusra positions in the mountain.

After heavy fighting that left 43 al-Nusra and 13 ISIL fighters dead, ISIL took full control of the town as al-Nusra forces retreated towards the town of al-Sour in the eastern rural area of Deir ez-Zor province. Many al-Nusra fighters were captured. Among those killed was the top provincial ISIL commander, Omar al-Farouk al-Turki. On 31 March, al-Nusra launched a counterattack in an attempt to recapture the town. By this time, the number of those killed since the start of the fighting had risen to 120. Nance, Malcolm W.. Defeating ISIS: Who They Are, How They Fight, What They Believe. New York City: Skyhorse Publishing. ISBN 978-1510711846