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Andy Summers

Andrew James Somers, known professionally as Andy Summers, is an English singer and guitarist, a member of the rock band the Police. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the band in 2003. Summers has recorded solo albums, collaborated with other musicians, composed film scores, exhibited his photography in galleries. Andrew James Summers was born in Lancashire. During Summers' childhood, his family moved to Bournemouth in Hampshire, England. After several years of piano lessons, he took up the guitar. At an early age he played jazz guitar. In his teens he saw a concert by Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie in London that left a lasting impression. By sixteen he was playing in local clubs and by nineteen he had moved to London with his friend Zoot Money to form Zoot Money's Big Roll Band. Summers' professional career began in the mid-1960s in London as guitarist for the British rhythm and blues band Zoot Money's Big Roll Band, which came under the influence of the psychedelic scene and evolved into the acid rock group Dantalian's Chariot.

In September 1966, Summers was the first guitarist encountered by Jimi Hendrix after landing in the UK. The young Summers is portrayed in fiction as one of the "two main love interests" in Jenny Fabian and Johnny Byrne's 1969 book Groupie, in which he is given the pseudonym "Davey". After the demise of Dantalion's Chariot, Summers joined Soft Machine for three months and toured the United States. For a brief time in 1968, he was a member of the Animals known as Eric Burdon and the Animals, with whom he recorded one album, Love Is; the album features a recording of Traffic's "Coloured Rain", which includes a 4 minute and 15 second guitar solo by Summers. The LP included a reworked version of Dantalion's Chariot's sole single "Madman Running Through the Fields". After five years in Los Angeles spent studying classical guitar and composition at California State University, Northridge, he returned to London with his American girlfriend Kate Lunken. In London, Summers recorded and toured with acts including Kevin Coyne, Jon Lord, Joan Armatrading, David Essex, Neil Sedaka and Kevin Ayers.

In October 1975 he participated in an orchestral rendition of Mike Oldfield's seminal "Tubular Bells". In 1977, Summers was invited by ex-Gong bassist Mike Howlett to join his band Strontium 90, but was soon coaxed away by future Police bandmates Sting and Stewart Copeland. Summers achieved international fame as the guitarist for the Police, which he joined in 1977 replacing original guitarist Henry Padovani. Emerging from London's punk scene, the Police gained international renown with many hit songs, including "Message in a Bottle", "Roxanne", "Don't Stand So Close to Me", "Every Breath You Take", "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic". During his time with the band, Summers twice won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, first in 1979 for "Reggatta de Blanc" and in 1980 for "Behind My Camel". Although Sting was the lead singer of the band, Summers contributed lead vocals, as in "Be My Girl/Sally", "Friends", "Mother", "Someone to Talk To". Other notable Summers compositions from this period are "Omegaman", "Shambelle", "Once Upon a Daydream", "Murder by Numbers" both co-written with Sting.

In early 1984, after seven years together and record sales around eighty million, the Police disbanded. Though not given songwriting credit, Summers wrote the guitar riff for "Every Breath You Take", it was recorded in one take with his 1961 Fender Stratocaster during the Synchronicity sessions. The song was number one for eight weeks. Sting won the 1983 Grammy Award for Song of the Year, the Police won Best Pop Performance by a Duo Or Group With Vocal for this song. Summers provides an account of the session in his memoir, One Train Later; as a member of the Police, Summers created a trademark guitar sound, which relied on a chorus effect. He explained in 2017. So, I used the Echoplex a chorus, a few other pedals…envelope filters; as we went on, I got a Pete Cornish board. But what was driving it was to invade and push the edge of what the guitar was supposed to sound like, make it interesting over a show. So, it wasn’t just one straight sound all the time. I could move it around, and it was appreciated by many millions of people.

Of course, it’s tired and a bit'retro' now. But in those days it was new and exciting." Summers' solo career has included recording, composing for films, exhibiting his photography in art galleries around the world. He recorded the duet albums I Advance Masked and Bewitched with guitarist Robert Fripp of King Crimson, as well as duet albums with Victor Biglione, John Etheridge, Benjamin Verdery, his solo debut album, XYZ, was released in 1987 and is the only non-instrumental album in his catalogue. Although it included pop material, such as the single "Love is the Strangest Way", it failed to dent the charts. In 1987 Sting invited Summers to perform on his second album... Nothing Like the Sun, a favour the singer returned by playing bass on Charming Snakes and contributing vocals to "'Round Mid

Derek Miles

Derek Miles is an American pole vaulter, from Tea, South Dakota. A former pole vaulter for The University of South Dakota Track and Field team, Miles is an assistant coach for the Coyotes. In 2004, he placed seventh in the Summer Olympic Games in Greece. Miles was at fourth place in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, but Ukrainian Denys Yurchenko who finished third, was disqualified in November 2016 due to use of dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. On 17 April 2017, Derek Miles received the Olympic bronze medal, his personal best vault is 5.85 metres, achieved in September 2008 in Germany. The vault, completed next to the Brandenburg Gate, was part of a promotional competition for the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. Miles trains with Earl Bell in Arkansas at Bell Athletics, he is represented by Karen Locke. He attended Bella Vista High School in California. Official website Derek Miles at World Athletics Derek Miles at USA Track & Field Derek Miles The South Dakotan

India Government Mint

The India Government Mint operates four mints in the country for the production of coins: Mumbai, Maharashtra Kolkata, West Bengal Hyderabad, Telangana Noida, Uttar PradeshUnder The Coinage Act, 1906, the Government of India is charged with the production and supply of coins to the Reserve Bank of India. The RBI places an annual indent for this purpose and the Government of India draws up the production programme for the India Government Mints on the basis of the indent. Besides minting coins, the mints at Mumbai and Hyderabad make coin blanks. Hyderabad and Kolkata mints have gold assaying facilities and the Mumbai mint produces standardized weights and measures. Mumbai Mint has a state-of-the-art gold refining facility up to 999.9. Hyderabad Mint has electrolytic silver refining facility up to 999.9. Commemorative coins are made at Kolkata. Kolkata and Hyderabad have facilities for making medallions, too; the Noida mint was the first in the country to mint coins of stainless steel. Each currency coin minted in India has a special mint mark on it to identify the mint.

Bombay Mint has a diamond under the date of the coin. The proof coins from this mint have a mint mark ‘B’ or ‘M'. Calcutta mint has no mark under the date of the coin. Or it has a "c" mark, it was unique because it had not chosen any mark Hyderabad Mint has a star under the date of the coin. The other mint marks from Hyderabad include a dot in the diamond. Noida mint has a dot under the year of issue. Indian rupee Indian coinage India Government Mint, Kolkata

Ivor, Virginia

Ivor is an incorporated town in Southampton County, United States. It is twenty-three miles northwest of Suffolk; the population was 320 at the 2000 census. Ivor is located at 36°54′24″N 76°53′52″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles, all of it land. At the 2000 census, there were 135 households and 100 families living in the town; the population density was 293.6 per square mile. There were 152 housing units at an average density of 139.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 76.25% White, 19.69% African American, 1.25% Native American, 2.81% from two or more races. There were 135 households of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.9% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.78.

20.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males. The median household income was $34,583 and the median family income was $44,688. Males had a median income of $40,938 and females $18,750; the per capita income was $18,033. About 4.4% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over. Antonio Banks, American football player

Old Folks Concerts

An Old Folks Concert was a form of musical and visual entertainment at which early American compositions by such composers as William Billings and Daniel Read were sung in period costume, while demonstrating early singing school methods. Old Folks Concerts began in the early 1850s in New England, spread in popularity throughout the United States by the 1860s, continued to be performed into the 20th century, they are associated with Robert "Father" Kemp, who formed a traveling troupe to perform this music, who published a collection of music known as Father Kemp's Old Folks' Concert Music. Singing schools developed in Northeastern United States in the late 18th century, became a popular way for people to learn to sing, for composers to share, the religious and patriotic music being written and notated using the new system of "patent notes" and taught using solfege. According to Willard, the singing school movement spread west and south, but with the rise of the "Better Music Movement," the singing schools went out of use in New England by the 1830s.

According to Steinberg, some in New England missed the "good old tunes," giving rise to the Old Folks Concert which "revived the music and antiquated performance practices of the singing schools." What began as an informal and amateur activity in the early 1850s became a popular form of entertainment under the leadership of Robert "Father" Kemp by the mid and late 1850s, whose professional troupe toured the United States and England with featured soloist Jenny Twitchell Kempton. Beale quotes a writer for the Cincinnati Enquirer to indicate the reasons for the popularity of the Old Folks Concert: Their music is of that kind which touches the heart and appeals to the sympathies of every one, it calls to mind early associations long since buried in the "dead past," and revives the pleasantest recollections of the spring-time of existence, when "life was full of sunny years," and our hearts free from the "mountains of care" which weigh them down in after years. The Old Folks Concerts were an exercise in nostalgia.

In addition to singing the old tunes, nostalgia was enhanced by the appearance of the singers in period costumes and advertisements written in the style of early American typography]. In addition to professional troupes, Old Folks Concerts were arranged by amateur groups for fund-raising. For example, in 1872, the Diocese of Missouri's annual convention notes that "by the generous efforts of some warm hearted friends those antiquated ladies, who, in spite of the infirmities of age, came forth and at our request to assist us with an Old Folks' Concert, we have been enabled to reduce the accumulated debt under which Hospital has been struggling." Father Kemp retired in 1868, but other troupes, according to Steinberg, continued the Old Folks Concert tradition. As time went on, the language affectations of the concert posters and presenters become more pronounced, the clothing all the more quaint, the music less religious. Like the minstrel show, says Steinberg, the Old Folks Concerts began to lampoon an inaccessible rural past.

Beale, John. Public Worship, Private Faith: Sacred Harp and American Folksong; the University of Georgia Press. Eriksen, Tim. "The Old Folks' Concert: The Colonial Revival and the Birth of a Senior Citizens' Sacred Music Epidemic on an Imaginary New England Green". Ethnomusicology. 62: 291–317. Doi:10.5406/ethnomusicology.62.2.0291. Retrieved 6 January 2020. Diocese of Missouri. Journal of the Thirty-Second Annual Convention. RP Studley Company, Printers. Fitzgerald, Will. "Father Kemp's Old Folks Concert Music". Retrieved 2007-04-09. Steinberg, Judith T.. "Old Folks Concerts and the revival of New England psalmody". The Musical Quarterly. Oxford University Press. LIX: 602–619. Doi:10.1093/mq/LIX.4.602. Willard, Keith. "Fasola Timeline". Retrieved 2007-04-05. Hall, Roger. "Singing Stoughton". Retrieved 2009-12-16

Community Effort Orlando

Community Effort Orlando is an annual fighting game event held in Daytona Beach, Florida. Prior to 2018, CEO was held in Florida. Introduced in 2010 and organized by Alex Jebailey, the event is known for its strong ties to the fighting game community. Fighting game players compete in a wrestling ring during the event's tournaments, CEO has been a mainstay of the Capcom Pro Tour since its establishment in 2014. An annual side-event titled CEOtaku was initiated in 2015. Described in 2016 as one of the biggest fighting game community events in the United States by Red Bull, CEO has been running annually since 2010 and has grown exponentially every year. Organized by Alex Jebailey, the event is known for emphasizing community spirit. Jebailey's goal for CEO is to ensure the entertainment of all its attendees; the event has an "infamous" wrestling ring in which tournament players compete and those who reach the finals make "WWE style entrances". Jebailey himself has been interested in video game competition since 1993, when he won a local Street Fighter II Turbo tournament on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

He has competed in various tournaments during the 1990s and 2000s, including Mortal Kombat and Killer Instinct competitions, as well as professional trading card game contests. Here, he got the experience to become a tournament organizer. Jebailey joined Iron Galaxy in 2014. In 2010, there was a fighting game event, "supposed to" happen in Orlando, but things did not come together until Alex Jebailey was assigned as Tournament Organizer three weeks prior to when the event was planned, he named the event'Community Effort Orlando', managed the tournament brackets on his own, ran the stream with one colleague. Florida was not known for having an active fighting game community, though the 2010 open tournament totaled 300 players. CEO was held on June 10–12 in 2011. Orlando Business Journal reported in 2012 that CEO was growing having reached 1,600 attendees and 30,000 online viewers. Jebailey stated that his presence on social media such as Twitter and Facebook has allowed the event to grow in size.

At this point, CEO was part of the "Road to Evo" series of major ranking events. CEO 2013 had over 1,800 attendees; the day after winning a CEO tournament, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 player Noel Brown was arrested for domestic abuse after attacking a fellow tournament player. CEO was held on June 27–29 in 2014 and was one of the ten Premier Events of the first annual Capcom Pro Tour, meaning that high-ranking players of the Ultra Street Fighter IV tournament at CEO could qualify for the 2014 Capcom Cup. CEO 2014 was sponsored by One Frame Link, Jebailey sold CEO-themed T-shirts based on the various games played during the event in order to crowdfund the prize pool of each tournament. CEO, taking place on June 26–28, was one of the sixteen Capcom Pro Tour events of the 2015 season, the winner of its Ultra Street Fighter IV tournament automatically qualified for the 2015 Capcom Cup. Capcom revealed the first playable demo of Street Fighter V at CEO 2015. Held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, CEO 2015 brought in over 3,000 attendees.

At the CEO 2015 Ultra Street Fighter IV tournament, well-known players such as Infiltration, Yusuke Momochi, Daigo Umehara were all eliminated before reaching the finals. The tournament was won by Kazunoko, who beat 801 Strider in the winner's bracket semi-final and defeated Fuudo in the Grand Final; as a response to the consistent success of Super Smash Bros.-player Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios throughout the 2015 season, Jebailey gave out a prize to whoever could knock him out of the CEO 2015 tournament. As a response, Smashboards owner Chris "AlphaZealot" Brown added more money to the "bounty". Regardless, ZeRo won the tournament. CEO 2016 took place two weeks after the Orlando nightclub shooting. Jebailey responded to people's worries regarding personal safety on social media that he would redouble the event's security. In an interview with Red Bull, Jebailey stated that "We understand bad things happen in the world, but if I can spend a weekend with my community and get away from it... I can’t imagine anything better."CEO 2016, again a Capcom Pro Tour Premier Event, featured ten major fighting game tournaments, including Ultra Street Fighter IV side-to-side with Street Fighter V. Jebailey stated in an interview that there was a large amount of interest in the older game within the Florida fighting game community.

Orlando Business Journal reported that the event had over 4,000 attendees from 46 states and more than 25 countries. Besides major tournaments of new games such as Pokkén Tournament, King of Fighters XIV, Guilty Gear Xrd, the event included a "free-to-play" video game arcade and a guest appearance of professional wrestlers Xavier Woods and Kenny Omega. Jebailey announced in July 2016 that CEO 2017 would move away from its traditional late-June date in order for the event to be held in a new venue; the event may move to a different city. CEO 2017 was announced to be held again in the Wyndham Resort in Orlando from June 16 to 18; the event featured tournaments for Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros Melee, Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Injustice 2, Pokken Tournament, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, The King of Fighters XIV, Guilty Gear Xrd, BlazBlue: Central Fiction. Microsoft Studios announced at CEO 2017 that the 2013 version of Killer Instinct would be released on the Steam platform.

In 2018, it was announced that New Japan Pro-Wrestling would host an event at the tournament, held Saturday night following the end of the day's matches. The event was named CEOxNJPW:. Jebailey made his wrestling debut at the event, took on wr