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Baopuzi

The Baopuzi, written by the Jin dynasty scholar Ge Hong 葛洪 in 283-343, is divided into esoteric Neipian 內篇 "Inner Chapters" and exoteric Waipian 外篇 "Outer Chapters". The Taoist Inner Chapters discuss topics such as techniques to achieve "hsien" 仙, Chinese alchemy and demonology; the Confucian Outer Chapters discuss Chinese literature, Legalism and society. The eponymous title Baopuzi derives from Ge Hong's hao 號 "sobriquet. Baopu, is a classical allusion to the Tao Te Ching, "Evince the plainness of undyed silk, embrace the simplicity of the unhewn log. Ge Hong's autobiography explains his rationale for choosing his pen name Baopuzi, it has been my plan not to follow the whims of the world. My speech is sincere. If I do not come upon the right person, I can spend the day in silence; this is the reason my neighbors call me Simplex, which name I have used as a sobriquet in my writings. Compare these autobiography translations: "people all call me a pao-p'u scholar". Wu and Davis noted, "This name has been translated Old Sober-Sides, but Dr. Wu considers that it has no satirical intent and would better be translated Solemn-Seeming Philosopher."

Fabrizio Pregadio translates "Master Who Embraces Spontaneous Nature". In comparison to many other Taoist texts, the origins of the Baopuzi are well documented. Ge completed the book during the Jianwu 建武 era, when Emperor Yuan of Jin founded the Eastern Jin Dynasty, revised it during the Xianhe 咸和 era. Ge Hong's autobiography records writing the Baopuzi. In my twenties I planned to compose some little things in order not to waste my time, for it seemed best to create something that would constitute the sayings of one sole thinker; this is when I outlined my philosophical writing, but it was the moment when I became involved in armed rebellion and found myself wandering and scattered farther afield, some of my things getting lost. Although on the move, I did not abandon my brush again for a dozen or so years, so that at the age of 37 or 38 I found my work completed. In all, I have composed Nei p'ien in 20 scrolls, Wai p'ien in 50. My Wai p'ien, giving an account of success and failure in human affairs and of good and evil in public affairs, belongs to the Confucian school.

Compare the more literal translation of Davis and Ch'en, "I left off writing for ten and odd years, for I was on the road, until the era Chien-wu 建武 when I got it ready." Ge's autobiography mentions his military service fighting rebels against the Jin Dynasty, defending his hometown of Jurong 句容. In 330, Emperor Cheng of Jin granted Ge the fief of "Marquis of Guanzhong" with income from 200 Jurong households. Scholars believe Ge revised the Baopuzi during this period, sometime around 330 or 332; the Baopuzi consists of 70 pian 篇 "chapters. Nathan Sivin described it as "not one book but two different in theme"; the Neipian and Waipian "led separate physical existences. The Ming Dynasty Daozang "Taoist canon" first printed the two Baopuzi parts together; this Zhengtong Daozang 正統道藏 "Taoist Canon of the Zhengtong Era" bibliographically categorized the Baopuzi under the Taiqing 太淸 "Supreme Clarity" section for alchemical texts. Daozang editions encompass three each for the Inner and Outer Chapters.

Most received versions of Baopuzi descend from this Ming Daozang text. The Baopuzi's Inner and Outer Chapters discuss miscellaneous topics ranging from esotericism to social philosophy; the Inner Chapters discuss techniques to achieve hsien 仙 "immortality. The Outer Chapters discuss Chinese philosophy, Legalism, politics, literature and include Ge's autobiography, which Waley called "the fullest document of this kind that early China produced". According to Ge Hong's autobiography, he divided the Inner and Outer Chapters on the distinction between Taoism and Confucianism. Ge philosophically described. Wh

Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 1960

Belgium was represented by Fud Leclerc, with the song'"Mon amour pour toi", at the 1960 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 19 March in London. The song was chosen in the Belgian national final on 24 January; this was the third of Leclerc's four appearances for Belgium at Eurovision. The final took place at the INR studios in Brussels, was hosted by Georges Désir & Arlette Vincent. Five songs participated and the winner was chosen by an "expert" jury. Among the other participants was Solange Berry, who had represented Luxembourg in the 1958 contest. On the night of the final Fud Leclerc performed 5th in the running order, following Denmark and preceding Norway. At the close of the voting "Mon Amour Pour Toi" had received 9 points, placing Belgium 6th of the 13 entries; the Belgian jury awarded its highest mark to contest winners France. Every country had a jury of ten people; every jury member could give one point to her favourite song. Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest Eurovision Song Contest 1960

David Baynton-Power

David Baynton-Power is a musician, best known as drummer of the long-existing English rock band James. He has a recognisable and characteristic way of playing the drums, moving his sticks in a circular motion as the songs build up. Progressive rock was his first real venture into playing drums, but Baynton-Power became a huge fan of punk rock and was part of the new wave movement with his first real band, The Modernaires, they played some decent sized gigs for a new band, but they soon split after moving to Chester as their vocalist, schizophrenic, announced he was leaving. They soon re-formed with a new singer however, they realised that with the arrival of the Welsh TV station S4C, if they changed the lyrics of their songs from English to Welsh they could make some profit, they changed their name to Brodyr Y Ffin as their house in Chester was right on the Anglo-Welsh border, rose to the top of the Welsh scene, staying there for a few years. However, their existence came to an abrupt end with a massive house fire, which resulted in the death of one of their members.

Not long after, Baynton-Power was linked to James through another band's keyboardist, a friend of Andy Dodd – Dodd booked all the bands at the Band on the Wall venue in Manchester. Dodd suggested Baynton-Power as a replacement for James previous drummer Gavan Whelan in 1989. According to the band's biography Folklore by Stuart Maconie, the band was keen to hire Baynton-Power after lead singer Tim Booth's psychic medium advised him to look out for a "Dave from Wrexham" as the band's new drummer. Although Baynton-Power was uninterested in the offer of an audition, he relented after the band members offered to pay his train fare to Manchester. Following the audition they offered him the role of drummer. Baynton-Power endured, remaining in James from that time through to their farewell tour in December 2001, he played a big part in the production side of the James albums, from Whiplash onwards. From 2002 Baynton-Power toured with the Welsh rock band The Alarm, spent more time with his family, worked as a freelance sound engineer in television.

In early 2007, he was confirmed as a member of the reformed James and joined them on their tour in April of that year played on their comeback album Hey Ma, released in April 2008

2013 Indian helicopter bribery scandal

"Choppergate" redirects here. For the controversy which occurred on Nine News Queensland in August 2011, see Nine News Queensland#"Choppergate" controversy. Referred to as the AugustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, the Indian helicopter bribery scandal refers to a multimillion-dollar corruption case in India, wherein money was paid to middlemen and Indian officials in 2006 and 2007 to purchase helicopters for high level politicians; as per the CBI, this amounted to ₹2.5 billion, transferred through bank accounts in the UK and UAE. It came to light in early 2013, when an Indian national parliamentary investigation began into allegations of bribery and corruption involving several senior officials and a helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland surrounding the purchase of a new fleet of helicopters; the scandal has been referred to Choppergate by the media and popular press. Several Indian politicians and military officials were accused of accepting bribes from AgustaWestland in order to win the ₹36 billion Indian contract for the supply of 12 AgustaWestland AW101 helicopters.

Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, is alleged by Italian prosecutors to have received kickbacks from the deal. A note presented in the Italian court, sent by middleman Christian Michel, asks Peter Hulett, an Agusta Westland employee, to target key advisors to Sonia Gandhi and lists their names as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Ahmed Patel, Pranab Mukherjee, M. Veerappa Moily, Oscar Fernandes, M. K. Narayanan and Vinay Singh; the note contains the bribes to be paid out, divided as "AF" €6 million, "BUR" €8.4 million, "Pol" €6 million and "AP" €3 million. On January 8, 2018, the third Court of Appeals of Milan acquitted the defendants on all charges The case continues to be investigated in India by the Indian government and the CBI; the Indian Ministry of Defence signed a contract to purchase 12 AgustaWestland AW101 helicopters in February 2010 for the Communication Squadron of Indian Air Force to carry the president, PM and other VVIPs. Controversy over the contract came to light on 12 February 2013 with the arrest of Giuseppe Orsi, the CEO of Finmeccanica, AgustaWestland's parent company by Italian authorities over corruption and bribery charges.

K. Antony ordered a probe into the contract. On 25 March 2013, India's Defence Minister A. K. Antony confirmed corruption allegations by stating: "Yes, corruption has taken place in the helicopter deal and bribes have been taken; the CBI is pursuing the case vigorously." As of June 2014, the Indian government has recovered a total amount of ₹20.68 billion and has recovered around ₹16.2 billion it had paid to AgustaWestland. On 8 April 2016, the Milan Court of Appeal, in a 225-page judgement, overturned a lower court verdict and convicted helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland's executive Giuseppe Orsi to four years' imprisonment for paying a €30 million bribe to Indian politicians and Indian Air Force officials. On 9 December 2016, the CBI arrested former Indian Air Force Chief S. P. Tyagi along with his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi and lawyer Gautam Khaitan. In September 2017, the CBI filed a formal chargesheet against S. P. Tyagi and nine others. On 16 December 2016, the Italian Supreme Court of Cassazione cancelled the April 2016 conviction sentence, ordered a retrial to be held again in Milan.

On January 8, 2018, the third Court of Appeals of Milan acquitted the defendants on all charges On 5 December 2018, Christian Michel, the alleged middleman was extradited to India from Dubai. On 31 January 2019, Another co-accused Rajeev Saxena and lobbyist Deepak Talwar were extradited to India from Dubai. After a huge controversy and allegations of corruption, Defence Minister A. K. Antony, on 12 February, ordered an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation. On 25 February 2013, CBI registered a Preliminary Enquiry against 11 persons including the former Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal S. P. Tyagi, his cousins, besides four companies. After carrying out the preliminary enquiry, the CBI found sufficient evidence and registered an FIR on 13 March; the FIR named 13 persons including: former Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal S. P. Tyagi, his three brothers: Juli and Sandeep, the brother of former Union minister Santosh Bagrodia, Satish Bagrodia, Pratap Aggarwal; the FIR named four companies - Italy-based Finmeccanica, UK-based AgustaWestland and Chandigarh-based IDS Infotech and Aeromatrix.

In 2013, billionaire Indian arms dealer Abhishek Verma and his Romanian born wife Anca Neacsu were named suspects in this scandal. Abhishek had played the role of a middleman in the deal and had interfaced with the politicians in securing CCS clearance from the Cabinet Committee; this nexus was exposed by TimesNow TV with their global investigation. According to the investigators, part of the bribes from AgustaWestland was sent to Abhishek's companies Atlas Defence Systems accounts in Mauritius, to Bermuda accounts of Atlas Group Ltd and the other part was diverted to his wife's front company in New York, Ganton Limited; these funds are suspected to have been sent to Indian politicians who were beneficiaries in this scandal. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had first identified the role of Abhishek Verma and his wife Anca Neacsu in 2013 in several of his blogs and press-releases. In September 2015, a special CBI court issued an open non-bailable warrant against Christian Michel ba

Silent So Long

Silent So Long is the second studio album by the industrial rock band Emigrate. It was released on November 14, 2014 in Europe and December 9, 2014 in the United States via Vertigo/Capitol and Spinefarm/Universal Music. Recording session took place at Studio Engine 55 and at Funkhaus Studio in Berlin with vocals for "Hypothetical" recorded at Poolhouse in Los Angeles, it features guest appearances from Frank Dellé of Seeed, Jonathan Davis, Margaux Bossieux, Marilyn Manson and Peaches. Frontman Richard Z. Kruspe's equipment included ESP Guitars, Mesa Boogie Rectifier amps, Pro Tools, Apple Logic, Jim Dunlop pedals and guitar picks, TC Electronic effects and pedals, EMG guitar pickups, Native Instruments plug-ins. All lyrics are written by Terry Matlin, Thomas Borman and Margaux Bossieux. Emigrate – Silent So Long at Discogs

Iraina Mancini

Iraina Mancini is a British singer, songwriter, DJ, radio host and model. Iraina was born into a musical family, her father, Warren Peace, was David Bowie's childhood friend and went on to tour providing backing vocals and writing with David from Aladdin Sane through to Station to Station. At 15, Iraina started writing songs herself. There they got recorded an album with legendary producer Jagz Kooner. After Mancini went separate ways Iraina moved to Liverpool and started a band called The Venus Fury with ex members of The Zutons and The Dead 60s. Returning to London Iraina began acting in films and joined United Agents, working with directors such as Duncan Ward and Richard Jobson. Iraina has written her first solo album taking influences from 60s French cinema, Serge Gainsbourg and French YeYe girls. Iraina is a DJ spinning Northern Soul, early Rhythm and Blues, Ska and Latin Boogaloo, she has played all over London and internationally at music and film festivals such as The Toronto Film Festival, The Secret Garden Party and for brands such as GQ, American Express and Samsung.

She run's a popular monthly night called "Soul Box" in east London with Eddie Piller and fashion photographer Dean Chalkley. Iraina presents her own weekly radio show on Soho Radio specialising in her love of soul and interviewing people from the world of music, fashion and journalism