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B.B. King

Riley B. King, known professionally as B. B. King, was an American singer-songwriter and record producer. King introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that influenced many blues electric guitar players. King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, is one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King of the Blues", is considered one of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar". King performed tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing on average at more than 200 concerts per year into his 70s. In 1956 alone, he appeared at 342 shows. King was born on a cotton plantation in Itta Bena and worked at a cotton gin in Indianola, Mississippi, he was attracted to music and the guitar in church, began his career in juke joints and local radio. He lived in Memphis and Chicago, as his fame grew, toured the world extensively. King died at the age of 89 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 14, 2015. Riley B. King was born on September 16, 1925, on the Berclair cotton plantation near the town of Itta Bena, the son of sharecroppers Albert and Nora Ella King.

He considered the nearby city of Mississippi to be his home. When King was four years old, his mother left his father for another man, so he was raised by his maternal grandmother, Elnora Farr, in Kilmichael, Mississippi. While young, King sang in the gospel choir at Elkhorn Baptist Church in Kilmichael. King was attracted to the Pentecostal Church of God in Christ because of its music; the local minister performed with a Sears Roebuck Silvertone guitar during services. The minister taught King his first three chords, it seems that at the age of 12 he purchased his first guitar for $15.00, although another source indicates he was given his first guitar by Bukka White, his mother's first cousin. In November 1941, "King Biscuit Time" first aired, broadcasting on KFFA in Arkansas, it was a radio show featuring the Mississippi Delta blues. King listened to it while on break at a plantation. A self-taught guitarist, he wanted to become a radio musician. In 1943, King left Kilmichael to work as a tractor driver and play guitar with the Famous St. John's Gospel Singers of Inverness, performing at area churches and on WGRM in Greenwood, Mississippi.

In 1946, King followed Bukka White to Tennessee. White took him in for the next ten months. However, King returned to Mississippi shortly afterward, where he decided to prepare himself better for the next visit, returned to West Memphis, two years in 1948, he performed on Sonny Boy Williamson's radio program on KWEM in West Memphis, where he began to develop an audience. King's appearances led to steady engagements at the Sixteenth Avenue Grill in West Memphis, to a ten-minute spot on the Memphis radio station WDIA; the radio spot became so popular that it became the Sepia Swing Club. He worked at WDIA as a singer and disc jockey, where he was given the nickname "Beale Street Blues Boy" shortened to "Blues Boy", to B. B, it was there. King said, "Once I'd heard him for the first time, I knew I'd have to have myself.'Had' to have one, short of stealing!" In the late 1940s and early 1950s, King was a part of the blues scene on Beale Street. "Beale Street was where it all started for me," King said.

He performed with Johnny Ace and Earl Forest in a group called The Beale Streeters. According to King and Joe Bihari, Ike Turner introduced King to the Bihari brothers while he was a talent scout at Modern Records. In 1949, King began recording songs under contract with Los Angeles-based RPM Records, a subsidiary of Modern. Many of King's early recordings were produced by Sam Phillips, who founded Sun Records. Before his RPM contract, King had debuted on Bullet Records by issuing the single, "Miss Martha King", which did not chart well. "My first recordings were for a company out of Nashville called Bullet, the Bullet Record Transcription company," King recalled. "I had horns that first session. I had Phineas Newborn on piano. I had Tuff Green on bass, Ben Branch on tenor sax, his brother, Thomas, on trumpet, a lady trombone player; the Newborn family were the house band at the famous Plantation Inn in West Memphis."King assembled his own band. B. King Review, under the leadership of Millard Lee.

The band consisted of Calvin Owens and Kenneth Sands, Lawrence Burdin, George Coleman, Floyd Newman, Millard Lee, George Joyner and Earl Forest and Ted Curry. Onzie Horne was a trained musician elicited as an arranger to assist King with his compositions. By his own admission, King could not play chords always relied on improvisation. King's recording contract was followed by tours across the United States, with performances in major theaters in cities such as Washington, D. C. Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, as well as numerous gigs in small clubs and juke joints of the southern United States. During one show in Twist, Arkansas, a brawl caused a fire, he went back to retrieve his guitar. He said he found out that the two men were fighting over a woman named Lucille, he named the guitar Lucille, as a reminder not to fight over women or run into any more burning buildings. Following his first Billboard Rhythm and Blues charted nu

Trinity Grammar School, Kew

Trinity Grammar School, Kew is an independent Anglican day and boarding school for boys, located in Kew in Melbourne, Australia. The school was founded at a meeting of several high-ranking church figures on 14 November 1902, it opened in 1903. Trinity is a founding member of the Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria; the school has over 1500 students and 20 boarding students. Trinity Grammar School, Kew was founded by members of the Holy Trinity parish in 1902 and opened the next year; the school opened in the parish hall of Holy Trinity Church with 23 boys. Edward Taffs was the first headmaster. In 1906, the school purchased a property, "Roxeth", a small distance to the south of the church, on the corner of Wellington Street and Charles Street. Trinity built Arnold Hall, the first classroom block, completing it the next year. In the same year, Trinity was registered as a public school of the Church of England; the school leased "Molina", a property on the other side of Charles Street and the site of the former Kew High School, now further to the north, in 1908.

In 1909, the school built a science laboratory beside Arnold Hall. Two years Long left the school to become Bishop of Bathurst and A. W. Tonge was appointed headmaster. A second classroom building was built, now demolished to make way for the Richard and Elizabeth Tudor Centre for Contemporary Learning. In 1917, Trinity again appointed a new headmaster, Frank Shann, who would lead the school for the next two and a half decades. Under his tenure, the school grew to a total of 245 boys and many buildings were built, including the now demolished War Memorial Library, the junior school classroom building and the "Health Pavilion". "Molina" was bought from its owner, John Henning, as well as the neighbouring property, "Elsinore". The properties were subsequently renamed in 1925, "Molina" becoming Merritt House, "Elsinore" Roberts House and "Roxeth" Henty House. Frank Shann died in 1943. Alfred Bright became headmaster upon Frank Shann's death; the school built a second storey for the Junior School in 1952, in the following year, the Parents' and Friends' Hall, a multipurpose venue, was built between Merritt House and Xavier College.

On Alfred Bright's retirement, John Leppitt was appointed Headmaster. The school advanced during his time as headmaster, the number of students reaching 812; the Robertson Science and Administration Building was opened in 1959 and extended on, two years the junior school building was extended to meet Roberts House, providing art and music facilities. In 1968, the Shann Building was constructed between the Robertson Building and the old Arnold Hall, as well as a major sports facility, Cornell Gymnasium. At the beginning of the 1970s, Trinity purchased land beside Lake Eppalock, near Bendigo, opening the Leppitt Outdoor Education Centre in 1973, named after the headmaster. In 1975, the boarding house, run in Merritt House, closed after more than 60 years; the War Memorial Library was demolished in favour of a new classroom building, the three storey Tonge Building, the library relocated to one floor of the Shann Building. Several years in 1979, John Leppitt retired; the new headmaster, Don Marles, continued the development of the school with a new swimming pool in 1980 and the renovation and renaming to the Bright Laboratories of the original science laboratories housed in the Shann Building.

Merritt House, the former boarding house, was converted into a music school. As a result of new buildings constructed over the previous two decades, the school sought further land for outdoor sports facilities. Trinity purchased land in Bulleen, near the Yarra River, opened the Marles Playing Fields there; these facilities continue to be used today on a regular basis. 1989 saw the building of the now demolished Poynter Building. The tuckshop, the original canteen, was closed in 1990, the cafeteria opened on the ground floor of the Shann Building. Two years the school built a dedicated chapel for weekly services. Don Marles retired the same year, replaced by Peter Crawley; the school was interested in the development of curriculum and saw the possibilities being opened up in business and industry by the use of computer technology. Nearby MLC had introduced Laptop Computers for the personal use by the students as an everyday part of their learning. Trinity, under the leadership of the new headmaster, Peter Crawley, decided to introduce a similar program at Trinity from the start of 1994.

However, the new program did not use the computers in the same way. Trinity decided to use a business model and became the first school in the world to adopt the use of Microsoft Office within an educational setting; this attracted the attention of Microsoft in the US and they sent a film crew to the school to record the way the school was using the Laptops. In 1995 the headmaster received a letter from Bill Gates, CEO of Microsoft, commending him for his influence on American educators in the area of the use of technology in education. In 1993, Trinity and nearby sister school Ruyton Girls' School introduced the Coordinate Program, whereby co-educational classes for Years 11 and 12 are conducted across the two schools. In 1996, the school purchased the Kew Municipal Offices, after the City of Kew was amalgamated into the City of Boroondara, in order to further expand its facilities. Two years it opened as the Peter Crawley Centre for the Arts. Peter Crawley resigned in the same year as he accepted the position a


Universal EXTension is a connector layout which includes power and three serial buses: Asynchronous, I2C, SPI. The connector layout was specified by Olimex Ltd and declared an open-project, royalty-free; the UEXT connector consists of 10 pins, in a two row by five male pin configuration, with a plastic keyed-shroud. All pins have a spacing of 0.1 inch. The socket is mated with a 2x5 IDC female connector, connected to a Ribbon cable; the UEXT cable assembly is referred to as a 10-pin IDC Connector Ribbon Cable. These cables are available and cheap; the UEXT connector presents power and three serial buses: Asynchronous, I2C, SPI. All pins conform to 3.3 volt digital logic. The asynchronous serial bus requires additional level-shifting circuits and connectors to support RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, DMX512, or MIDI. Notes: Direction is relative to host board. I = O = Output. S = Power Supply, PP = Push-Pull logic, OD = Open-Drain logic, all pins conform to 3.3 volt digital logic The functionality of most microcontroller pins are multipurpose, thus allowing the engineer to redefine the purpose of the pin.

It is common that a pin will have a choice to be either a general purpose I/O or a peripheral. If a microcontroller pin is connected to the UEXT connector and redefined to be something other than Asynchronous Serial Bus / I2C Bus / SPI Bus some thought should be given to the design before making the changes. To minimize the chance of damaging various UEXT boards or the microcontroller, redefined pins should continue to adhere to the direction of the data in this table or alternately redefined as an input. For a safe design, it is recommended that you don't redefine pins 4 or 7 to be outputs, use pin 6 as an output with caution. If a person is concerned about damaging the data lines of the microcontroller, additional over-voltage protection diodes and/or separate drivers should be added between the microcontroller and UEXT connector. Additionally, a resettable fuse might be added between the host power and pin 1 to protect against over-current conditions. Open source UART dongles are available that are explicitly designed to be pin compatible with UEXT, may be used to interface a UEXT device directly with a computer over USB.

Some boards might provide 5V output on UEXT pins if they are configured for operation at 5V. For example, OLIMEXINO-328 and OLIMEXINO-32U4 have a 3.3V/5V PTH jumper that changes the power mode of the board. If the 3.3V/5V jumper is set to 5V, this jumper changes the voltage available at pin #1 of UEXT as well as the voltage levels of all data signals available there. As the UEXT standard only defines 3.3V, many UEXT modules may not be 5V tolerant, thus get damaged if the board has such jumper set to 5V. Users are advised to verify their boards are configured for 3.3V before connecting UEXT hardware to prevent damaging said hardware. It is possible to connect multiple UEXT devices in parallel by clamping additional IDC connectors onto the same ribbon cable; this will result in a correct distribution of power and allow data communication over I²C. However, the SPI bus will not work since all the SS lines are tied together, neither will UART work since multiple devices are transmitting and receiving on the same lines.

Series resistors are necessary on conflicting SPI and UART pins to limit short circuit currents due to conflicts, if compatibility with other UEXT devices is desired. Some devices use a layout based on the UEXT connector but have chosen not to implement all of the functionality. In particular the asynchronous serial connection may have been omitted. In these cases the spare pins are assigned other purposes, such as connecting to a device reset line, so care should be taken to check the exact connector layout on the schematic of a particular device. UEXT I/O BoardsOlimex UEXT BoardsHost BoardsOlimex Olimexino-328, 16 MHz ATMEGA328 Olimex Olimexino-STM32, 72 MHz STM32F103RBT6 Olimex LPC-P1114, 50 MHz NXP LPC1114 Olimex DuinoMite, 80 MHz MicroChip PIC32MX795 Olimex STM32-P207, 120 MHz ST STM32F207 IDC connector and Ribbon Cable. Asynchronous serial bus, using a UART, such as RS-232 and RS-422. I2C serial bus. SPI serial bus. Pmod Interface UEXT connector webpage UEXT specification OLIMEX Ltd

Matthew White (countertenor)

Matthew White is a Canadian countertenor. Born in Ottawa, White began singing as a treble with St Matthew's Men and Boys Choir in Ottawa and studied with Jan Simons in Montreal, Quebec, he graduated in English Literature from McGill University. He has sung with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Cleveland Opera, Opera Atelier. On June 9, 2003, White sang the roles of Evanthes and Bacchus in the first performance in modern times of Johann Georg Conradi's 1691 opera Ariadne at the Boston Early Music Festival; the studio recording with the same cast received a Grammy nomination for Best Opera Recording of 2005. White was an active soloist in oratorio and on the concert stage, where he specialises in Baroque music, he has appeared at the Vancouver and Utrecht Early Music Festivals and has sung with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Boston's Handel and Haydn Society, Les Violons du Roy, Les Voix Humaines. In December 2010, he will sing in Handel's Messiah with Boston Baroque, a leading period instrument ensemble under the direction of Martin Pearlman.

He is the musical director and soloist of Montreal's Les Voix Baroques ensemble with whom he extensively tours. Matthew White has recorded for the Harmonia Mundi and Analekta labels, his recording, Elegeia won a 2004 Cannes Classical Award for best new early music solo recording. White has now ceased to perform as a countertenor and has been Artist Director of Early Music Vancouver since the 2013-14 season. Bach: Mass in B Minor Dorothee Mields. Bach: Cantatas BWV 27, 84, 95, & 161 Dorothee Mields. Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas Matthew White. Elegeia Works by J. S. Bach, Biber, J. C. Bach, Simpson, Purcell, Holborne and Tallis. Matthew White. Johann Georg Conradi: Ariadne Karina Gauvin, Barbara Borden, Marek Rzepka, Matthew White, Ellen Hargis, James Taylor, Julian Podger, Jan Kobow. Biography on Bach-Cantatas. Retrieved 27 May 2008. Marion Lignana Rosenberg, Friends in High Places Playbill Arts, April 4, 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2008. Artist Biography, Boston Early Music Festival. Retrieved 27 May 2008. David Vernier, Review of Elegeia, Classics Today, April 19, 2003.

Retrieved 27 May 2008. Matthew White discography on Classics Today. Retrieved 27 May 2008. Boston Early Music Festival Receives Grammy Nomination for Conradi’s Ariadne Boston Early Music Festival Press release, December 15, 2005. Retrieved 27 May 2008

Mr. Moto Takes a Chance

Mr. Moto Takes a Chance is the fourth in a series of eight films starring Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto, although it was the second one filmed, following Think Fast, Mr. Moto, its release was delayed until after production of Mr Moto's Gamble. The film is based on the character of Mr. Moto created by John P. Marquand, an original story by Norman Foster and Willis Cooper. Over the ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia flies the airplane of aviatrix Victoria Mason circumnavigating the world, her actual destination is the kingdom of Tong Moi in French Indochina. In Tong Moi, Mr. Moto is posing as an archeologist, newsreel cameramen Marty Weston and Chick Davis are traveling up the river. Once she is overhead, Mason lights a flare and bails out of her smoking plane. Rescued by Moto, Mason goes into the village with Bokor the head priest of Shiva; as Weston and Davis arrive at the crash site, Moto has discovered the flare that “caused” the accident. While trying to film Mason and Tong Moi's ruler, the Rajah Ali, the Rajah's favorite wife mysteriously dies.

Bokor claims that the foreigners and their camera caused her death and they are taken away for a trial. Meanwhile, Moto finds the true cause of a poison dart. At the temple of Shiva and Davis are pronounced guilty and are about to be thrown into a pit when an elderly guru appears; the guru impresses Bokor with his ability to not be burned by a flaming poker. Bokor releases the foreigners at the orders of the guru; the following day Moto offers to pay the cameramen for images of the interior of the temple. They agree, return to the temple with Mason; the three are confronted by the elderly guru. Bokor, seeing this, asks the guru to kill Moto; the guru returns to the temple, there discovering a concealed ammunition cache. After disposing of a guard, the guru disappears into a secret passageway. There he reveals himself to be Mr. Moto, in disguise. Moto writes a note saying that he discovered the ammunition and that Bokor is the leader of the revolt, he sends the message off by carrier pigeon but the Rajah kills the bird and intercepts the message.

At a feast held in honor of the visitors, Moto is served the cooked bird on his plate and the Rajah reveals that he got the message. In his cabin, Moto is marking the secret ammunition cache on a map of the temple when one of Bokor's men comes in to kill him. After killing the intruder, Moto disguises himself as sneaks into the night. Bokor is interrupted by Mason, who finds the hidden map. Bokor and his men capture her; the guru pretends to hypnotize the captive. Meanwhile, Weston tries unsuccessfully to rescue her. Bonfire signals are made and Capt. Zimmerman the gun-runner arrives with Davis, taken captive as well. Zimmerman has been selling weapons to Bokor so that Bokor can start a revolution and depose the Rajah Ali. Zimmerman is killed by Yao in “payment” for his services; when Mason reveals Moto's identity, a fight ensues. Yao is killed and Bokor escapes and rounds up Zimmerman's men; the four inside the temple hold off the men with the weapons. Mason reveals that she is a British Secret Service agent and Moto reveals that he is a spy.

Rajah Ali arrives with his army and rounds up his men. The Rajah's plan is to use the weapons Bokor purchased to revolt against the French; as the Rajah prepares to have Moto and the two cameramen executed, Mason distracts him so Moto can threaten to blow up the ammunition cache. The Rajah falls into the cache and the four heroes escape down the secret passage as the temple explodes. All ends well with Mason and Weston beginning a romance and Davis planning on becoming Moto's assistant. Davis faints when Moto tells him that his next assignment is to capture a murderer living on a volcanic island as the guest of headhunters. Peter Lorre as Mr. Kentaro Moto Rochelle Hudson as Victoria Mason Robert Kent as Marty Weston J. Edward Bromberg as Rajah Ali Chick Chandler as Chick Davis George Regas as Bokor Frederick Vogeding as Capt. Zimmerman Gloria Roy as Keema Al Kikume as Yao James B. Leong as a native The film was the second filmed in the series and was shot under the title Look Out, Mr Moto. Think Fast Mr Moto was released in August.

In June 1937 Fox said the first three movies in the series would be Think Fast, Mr Moto, Thank You Mr Moto and Mr Moto's Gamble. In July 1937 it was announced Lorre and Rochelle Hudson would be in Look Out Mr Moto. Filming took place on the Fox backlot July and August 1937, while the "A" picture on the lot was In Old Chicago. Lorre's make up took three hours for some scenes. Rochelle Hudson and Robert Kent had been romantically teamed on other films such as Angel's Holiday; the film did not come out until June 1938. This film, along with Think Fast, Mr. Moto, Thank You, Mr. Moto and Mysterious Mr. Moto, was released on DVD in 2006 by 20th Century Fox as part of The Mr. Moto Collection, Volume One. Think Fast, Mr. Moto Thank You, Mr. Moto Mr. Moto's Gamble Mysterious Mr. Moto Mr. Moto's Last Warning Mr. Moto in Danger Island Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation The Return of Mr. Moto Mr. Moto Takes a Chance at the American Film Institute Catalog Mr. Moto Takes a Chance at the TCM Movie Database Mr. Moto Takes a Chance on IMDb Mr. Moto Takes a Chance at AllMovie Variety review

Miguel Rodríguez (table tennis)

Miguel Rodriguez is a Spanish table tennis player who competes in a wheelchair. He has been the Spanish national champion in the men's single championship in 2011, 2012 and 2012, has been internationally ranked, he has represented Spain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. Rodriguez is from Grenada, uses a wheelchair. Rodriguez is a member of CTM Caja Granada, is a class 3 table tennis player who competes sitting in a wheelchair. For international competitions, he is affiliated with the Royal Spanish Table Tennis Federation. In 2009, Rodriguez was internationally ranked, one of only five Spanish players to be ranked at the time; the 2009 European Championships were held at the Vaillant Palace in Italy. He was part of the twelve member Spanish delegation, one of six Spanish competitors using a wheelchair. At the 2011 Spanish national disability table tennis championship, he earned a gold medal, it was the first time. In the final match, he beat Manuel Robles 3 sets to 2 with individual match scores of 5-11, 11-8, 11-6, 9-11 and 11-8.

Rodriguez competed at the 2012 Spanish national disability table tennis championships, which for the third time was affiliated with the Royal Spanish Table Tennis Federation. He won a gold medal in the men's single wheelchair group. Competing at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, he earned a Paralympic diploma, after having been eliminated by a French competitor. Prior to going to London, he participated in an international competition in Slovenia, went to a national team training camp at High Performance Centre in Madrid. In February 2013, he competed at the Spanish national disability table tennis championships where he earned a medal. In May 2013, he participated in the Bratislava hosted Slovak Open, one of six members of the Spanish delegation to compete at the event