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Artistic director

An artistic director is the executive of an arts organization in a theatre or dance company, who handles the organization's artistic direction. They are a producer and director, but not in the sense of a mogul, since the organization is a non-profit organization; the artistic director of a theatre company is the individual with the overarching artistic control of the theatre's production choices, directorial choices, overall artistic vision. In smaller theatres, the artistic director may be the founder of the theatre and the primary director of its plays. In larger non-profit theatres, the artistic director may be appointed by the board of directors; the artistic director of a performing arts company is similar to the musical director of an orchestra, the primary person responsible for planning a company's season. The artistic director's responsibilities can include choosing the material staged in a season, the hiring of creative/production personnel, other theatre management tasks, he or she may direct productions for the company.

Artistic directors work with the general manager of the theatre, contribute the artistic evaluation of projects and productions to be included in promotional and press materials. An artistic director functions as a resource for the directors who are working to mount productions at the theatre and can provide support, and/or artistic input where requested; the artistic director is prepared to assume the production should the director become unable to complete his/her duties. Artistic directors are regarded as the artistic representatives of theatre companies and are required to speak about their theatre to the press. In the United States, artistic directors have fundraising responsibilities as well. In some ensemble companies, the artistic director is responsible for recruiting performers to act as a talent pool for the company's productions; this ensemble may include artists of various disciplines. The artistic director functions as leader of this group, with the aim to create and/or realize various new and established works.

In ballet, the artistic director is the head of a ballet company. They have overall responsibility for training the dancers as well as selecting and mounting productions, they are always a retired dancer. They choreograph some of the company's productions. In some companies, the artistic director may manage the day-to-day operations of the company, but in many companies, the artistic director is exempt from routine administrative duties, freeing him or her to concentrate on the art. In those cases, decisions about administration, business issues, fundraising, board relations, donor relations and marketing devolve to the responsibility of the general manager, chief operating officer, managing director, etc. or are discussed collaboratively


The Abhidharma-samuccaya is a Buddhist text composed by Asanga. The Abhidharma-samuccaya is a systematic account of the abhidharma. According to Traleg Rinpoche, the Abhidharma-samuccaya is one of Asanga's most essential texts and one of the most psychologically oriented, it provides a framework, as well as a general pattern, as to how a practitioner is to follow the path, develop oneself and attain Buddhahood. It presents the path according to the Yogachara school of Mahayana Buddhism; the second chapter of this text enumerates fifty-one mental factors, divided into the following categories: five ever-functioning factors, five ascertaining ones, eleven virtuous emotions, six root disturbing emotions and attitudes, twenty auxiliary disturbing emotions, four changeable factors. Contemporary scholar Achim Bayer asserts that the thought of different sections of the Abhidharma-samuccaya might be heterogenous. For example, the important term ālayavijñāna appears not more than six times, with all six occurrences in the "Lakṣaṇasamuccaya" section, i.e. within in the first third of the work.

Bayer, Achim. The Theory of Karman in the Abhidharmasamuccaya. Tokyo: International Institute for Buddhist Studies. Berzin, Alexander. Primary Minds and the 51 Mental Factors. Study Buddhism. Traleg Rinpoche; the Abhidharmasamuccaya: Teachings by the Venerable Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche. The Kagyu E-Vam Buddhist Institute. Multilingual edition of the first chapter of Abhidharmasamuccaya in the Bibliotheca Polyglotta Asanga, Abhidharmasamuccaya: The Compendium of the Higher Teaching, translated by Walpola Rahula, Sara Boin-Webb, Asian Humanities Press, 2001 Dan Martin,'Gray Traces: Tracing the Tibetan Teaching Transmission of the mNgon pa kun btus Through the Early Period of Disunity' in Helmut Eimer and David Germano, The Many Canons of Tibetan Buddhism, Leiden: Brill, 2002

Number 1 (Stacy album)

#1 is the third studio album of Akademi Fantasia season 6 winner Stacy, launched on 14 August 2014 in Malaysia. The album is distributed by Warner Music Group as a double album; the album incorporates similar styles of music from her previous album, which includes pop and dancepop. Stacy chose the album title, she enlisted popular local music producers such as Audi Mok, Kimberly Chin, Omar K. The launching of the album was held in Kuala Lumpur, in a mini-concert concept. Stacy collaboration with Indonesian boyband Smash in November 2013, was added to the album. Stacy received widespread acclaim for this album with critics saying the songs are "fresh", "catchy" and of "high quality"; this album marks the first time Stacy is involved in the production of her album from the album cover to the songs and the lyrics directing the music video of "Gilalah". Stacy stated that the album was her gift to her loyal fans, for supporting her throughout her career. There are 19 tracks in the album altogether, 10 of which are original and the remaining are remixes.

Majority of the singles in the album were commercially successful. The lead single peaked atop of Muzik Muzik Chart, which brought her to the prestigious stage of Anugerah Juara Lagu 29; the second single "Patah" served as a promotional single. Despite showing powerful vocal performance in the track, it failed to crack the music charts; the accompanying video has since been viewed over a million times."Not for Sale" was released as the third single, marking Stacy's return to radio top 10 charts after about a year. The song peaked at No.7 on chart, No.3 on Top 30 and peaked at No.1 on Muzik Muzik Chart. The song advanced to Anugerah Juara Lagu 30 in January 2016. Disc 2 consists of the remix version of her the songs from Disc 1; the remixes were produced by wide range of producers and DJ's including Audi Mok, dJcybersonique, Kimberly Chin, Ezra Kong and famous rapper Sonaone

2018 Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football team

The 2018 Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football team represented the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Warhawks played their home games at Malone Stadium in Monroe and competed in the West Division of the Sun Belt Conference, they were led by third-year head coach Matt Viator. They finished the regular season 6–6, 4–4 in Sun Belt play to finish in third place in the West Division. Despite being bowl eligible, they were not invited to a bowl game; the Warhawks finished the 2017 season 4–8, 4–4 in Sun Belt play to finish in a three–way tie for fifth place. Listed in the order that they were released On July 19, 2018, the Sun Belt released their preseason coaches poll with the Warhawks predicted to finish in second place in the West Division; the Warhawks had three players at four positions selected to the preseason all-Sun Belt teams. The Warhawks will host one of the four non-conference opponents, Southeastern Louisiana from the Southland Conference, traveled to Southern Miss from Conference USA, Texas A&M from the Southeastern Conference and Ole Miss from the Southeastern Conference.

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The ULTACH Trust is a charitable trust established in 1989 aimed at promoting the Irish language in Northern Ireland. Its former director is now Róise Ní Bhaoill; the word Ultach means'person from Ulster' but in the case of the organisation it is a backronym for'Ulster Language, Traditions And Cultural Heritage', therefore the organisation's title appears in capital letters. The principal aim of the organisation is to promote the Irish language throughout the entire community of Northern Ireland. A core objective is to encourage cross-community involvement in the language, the membership of the Board of Trustees reflects both major religious traditions; the offices of ULTACH are located in'neutral' Belfast city centre to facilitate visits by members of all sections of the community. Supported by both the Central Community Relations Unit, a branch of the Department of Finance and Personnel in Northern Ireland, by the Department of Community and Gaeltacht Affairs in the Republic of Ireland, the Trust is core-funded by Foras na Gaeilge, the Irish-language agency of The North/South Language Body.

The Trust was for some time the only dedicated Irish language funding body in Northern Ireland. Since 1990, the organisation has distributed £1.5 million in grant-aid to hundreds of Irish language projects. 50% of this funding was allocated to the Irish-medium education sector, most of the rest was used to support the voluntary sector. As a consequence of the Belfast Agreement of 1998, structural changes were implemented to support the Irish language in Northern Ireland; the Trust now tends to concentrate its resources on in-house projects and partnerships with other organisations rather than grants. The following list summarises the Trust's current key areas of activity: engaging in cross-community work; the Irish language can be a contentious issue in Northern Ireland. Through its cross-community work, the Trust seeks to stimulate interest in Irish across the political and religious divide, to provide opportunities to learn and use the language in areas and among communities which are not associated with it.

The experiences of contemporary Protestant learners of the language are recorded on the website. Some of the results of this research are available on-line at the trust's website. Other board and staff members have explored the hidden tradition of Protestant involvement with Irish in the past; the Trust seeks to identify obstacles to Protestant and unionist engagement with the language and to raise awareness within the Catholic and nationalist community to the difficulties experienced by learners from other traditions. In its work in developing learning resources, the Trust was involved in the development of Now You’re Talking, the first multi-media Irish language teaching pack to use the Ulster dialect; the 30 half-hour television programmes have been shown on BBC, RTÉ, TG4 and Channel 4. The Trust is now attempting to secure copyright for the course to ensure its continued publication; the Trust commissioned and published, in conjunction with the Gaeltacht authority, Údarás na Gaeltachta, two volumes of Abair Leat!, a guide for teachers of adult learners of Irish.

ULTACH staff produce Taisce Focal, a learners' supplement for the on-line Irish language magazine BEO!. This series aims to expose intermediate and advanced learners to the natural colloquial Irish of the Gaeltacht. In response to numerous requests, the Trust has published a selection of these articles in book form, with two accompanying CDs. Through lectures, articles, submissions to statutory bodies and occasional publications, the Trust has sought to stimulate debate on a number of topics; these have included themes such as education, cross-community access, cultural politics, Irish language arts, cultural links with Gaelic Scotland. The Trust is active in the area of Irish-medium broadcasting and has been campaigning to persuade the arts establishment to provide adequate funding and evaluative structures for Irish language arts in Northern Ireland. Columba Project Official Website ULTACH

Jingle All the Way (Crash Test Dummies album)

Jingle All the Way is the sixth studio album by Crash Test Dummies. Brad Roberts - vocals on "White Christmas," "Jingle Bells," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "We Three Kings," "The First Noel," and "Good King Wenceslas", electric guitar on "The Little Drummer Boy" and "The First Noel," baritone ukulele on "Jingle Bells" Ellen Reid - vocals on "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "In the Bleak Midwinter," "We Three Kings," "Little Drummer Boy," "The First Noel," "Silent Night," "Good King Wenceslas," and "The Huron Carol" Dan Roberts - bass guitar Chris Brown - Hammond organ, Wurlitzer piano, universal organ, piano Kenny Wollesen - drums, chimes, sleigh bells, timpani on "Little Drummer Boy," tom tom on "Little Drummer Boy" Andrew Hall - upright bass Scott Harding - guitar, finger snaps on "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" Bob Hoffnar - pedal steel guitar on "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and "Silent Night" Jane Scarpantoni - cello on "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "The Huron Carol" Jerry Dodgion - flute on "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," piccolo on "Good King Wenceslas" Ming Xiao-Fen - pipa on "We Three Kings" Stuart Cameron - acoustic guitar on "We Three Kings" and "Good King Wenceslas" James Ross - trumpet on "Little Drummer Boy," piccolo trumpet on "Good King Wenceslas" Brian Harding - trombone on "Little Drummer Boy," and "Good King Wenceslas" Javier Gandara - french Horn on "Little Drummer Boy," and "Good King Wenceslas" The album received a positive review.

Jingle All the Way at MusicBrainz