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Hsinchu County Stadium

The Hsinchu County Stadium referred to as Zhubei Dome, is a multi-purpose stadium in Zhubei City, Hsinchu County, Taiwan. Completed in 2005, the stadium consists of an outdoor arena used for football and track and field events and outdoor concerts, an indoor stadium for multiple sports events, exhibitions and performances. In 2006, it received the EEWH green building certification. South Korean SM Town artists held 2 concerts at the outdoor arena, as part of the SM Town Live World Tour III and SM Town Live World Tour 4 on 9 June 2012 and 21 March 2015 respectively. Outdoor arena: IAAF certified track Indoor stadium: Three-floored structure with flexible configuration List of stadiums in Taiwan


Analekta is Canada's largest independent classical music recording label. The label, which takes its name from the Greek word analekta, was founded in 1988 by the Canadian music industry manager and entrepreneur François Mario Labbé, C. Q. who remains its owner and president today. It is based in Montreal and has released more than 500 classical albums in the past 26 years, its first three CDs were an album by the Canadian violinist Angèle Dubeau, the first digital recording of the Red Army Choir, a recording of the soundtrack of The Music Teacher starring José van Dam. In 1988, while François Mario Labbé was producing shows around the world, he had in mind three recording projects, including one from violinist Angèle Dubeau; the multinationals at the time agreed to produce music from Canadian artists, hence François Mario Labbé's motivation to create a recording company that would be devoted to them. The label's initial CD was by Angèle Dubeau, followed by the world's first digital recording of the Red Army Choir, the soundtrack to The Music Teacher starring José van Dam.

The success of these three recordings, both nationally and internationally, led to more signings, in 1995 the company released 40 albums. François Mario Labbé is the CEO of the Canadian classical recording label Analekta, he was honored in 2010 with the title of Knight of National Order of Quebec for his outstanding contribution to the cultural development of Quebec. Twenty-five years, 500 albums and over 5000 works the company has become the biggest independent classical label in Canada, its catalogue includes recordings from major Canadian artists such as Angèle Dubeau, Alain Lefèvre, Kent Nagano and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Anton Kuerti, Gryphon Trio, Ensemble Caprice, I Musici de Montréal, the Orchestre symphonique de Québec. Official website

Junior Jack

Vito Lucente, known by his stage name Junior Jack, is an Italian house music producer and DJ living in Belgium. In the early years Vito Lucente produced several acid house and Eurodance projects in collaboration with Eric Imhauser. However, his more famous project was as producer of the synthpop/rap group Benny B, with vocalist Amid Gharbaoui, DJ Daddy K and dancer Serge "Perfect" Nuet. Lucente left the band after the second album, he did not produce their last single. Vito Lucente resided in Belgium in his teen years. In 1995, he adopted the name "Mr. Jack", dabbling in house music, he entered the UK Top 40 with the singles "My Feeling", "Thrill Me", "E Samba", "Dare Me" and "Da Hype", the latter featuring vocals by Robert Smith from The Cure and uses samples from "I'm So Hot For You" by Bobby Orlando. His album Trust It was released to critical acclaim. "My Feeling" and "Stupidisco" were built around vocal samples from "Saturday Love" by Alexander O'Neal and Cherrelle, "Dare Me" by The Pointer Sisters.

His latest single was a remake of "Dare Me", with vocals from Shena, which reached #20 in the UK Singles Chart on 25 February 2007 Lucente has worked with disco artist Oliver Cheatham under the name Room 5, reaching number-one in the UK Singles Chart with the 2003 single "Make Luv". As a remixer, he has reworked tracks for artists such as Whitney Houston, Bob Sinclar and Utada, he has worked extensively in this area with partner Kid Creme. 1990 L'Album, as Benny B 1992 Perfect, Daddy K Et Moi, as Benny B 1992 Walakota, as Wamblee 2003 Music & You, as Room 5 2004 Trust It, as Junior Jack Junior JackRoom 52001 "Make Luv" 2003 "Make Luv" #1 UK, #34 AUS 2003 "Music & You" #38 UK 2003 “Think About U” 2004 "U Got Me" 2005 "Make Luv" Mr Jack1995 "Only House Muzik" 1996 "Wiggly World" 1997 "The Wiggly World 2" 1997 "I Know" 1998 "Back From Hawaii EP" 1999 "Start!" 1999 "Only House Muzik - Remixes'99" 1999 "Voodoo Curse" Benny B All are collaborations with Amid Gharbaoui, Daddy K and Richard Quyssens1990 "Qu'Est Ce Qu'On Fait Maintenant?"

1990 "Vous Êtes Fou" 1991 "Dis Moi Bébé" 1991 "Parce Qu'On Est Jeunes" 1992 "Dix Neuf Huit" 1992 "Est-Ce Que Je Peux" 1993 "Je T'Aime A L'Infini", with Eric Imhauser, Gregg Wakson, David Linx and François GeryLatino Brothers productions All are collaborations with Terry Logist1990 "Move It!", as One Shot 1993 "Don't Miss The Party", as One Shot 1993 "The Musik", as Latino Brothers 1994 "Can You See It", as Kaf'e 1994 "I'm In Love", as Fresh Mould 1995 "Come With Me", as Latino Brothers 1996 "Back In Town EP", as Kaf'e 1996 "Fantasy", as Kaf'e 1998 "Can You See It'98", as Kaf'e 2004 "Carnaval", as Latino BrothersHugh K. All are collaborations with Hugh Kanza and Eric Imhauser1992 "Georgia On My Mind" 1993 "Shine On" 1994 "One More Time" 1995 "Shine On" 1996 "Higher"Other aliases1990 "Coco Di Mamma", as Don Vito 1990 "Mais Vous Etes Sottes", as Suzy D 1991 "No Name", as F&V 1991 "Anitouni", as Wamblee 1991 "Wa Na Pi", as Warble 1992 "I'm Sorry", as R. I. P. 1992 "Atomico", as Redline 1992 "It's Time To Sleep", as Nitrogena 1993 "Jumping", as Redline 1993 "Get To You", as Logic Dream 1994 "4 U/Just Deep", as Deep Walker 1994 "Strange Day", as Marocco 1994 "People", as Family Groove 2001 "We Loved", as E-People 2001 "Tool #1", as Private Tools 2002 "Chasing", as Maphia Ltd. 2003 "Hidden Sun/Good Times", as Soho 2003 "Excuse Me!", as Nu Rican Kidz 2003 "Hold Me Up", as Glory 2005 "Tool #2", as Private Tools Production for other artists1993 Bart Herman - "Metropool" 1994 Bart Herman - "Waterman" 1994 Daddy K - "Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?"

1997 Traisey Elana Williams - "Feel The Fire" 1998 Shelly Dee - "Party" 1999 Jerome Prister - "Lovin' Right Now" 2001 Dajae - "Everyday Of My Life" List of number-one dance hits List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart

Frederick Gardner Cottrell

Frederick Gardner Cottrell was an American physical chemist and philanthropist. He is best known for his invention of the electrostatic precipitator, one of the first inventions designed to eliminate air pollution—and for establishing the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, a foundation that has funded scientific research since 1912, he was born on January 1877 in Oakland, California to Henry Cottrell and Cynthia Durfee. Both prominent families going back to the settlement of America. Cottrell's immense curiosity gained. One acquaintance said, “He read textbooks like novels.” He finished high school at age 16, entered the University of California and graduated in 3 years. After graduation, he taught chemistry at Oakland High School, saving money until he could afford to continue his formal education. A notation in his diary, dated January 15, 1900, reads: “Week for lunch and yard duty at school.” At the time, it was common for American scientists to conduct their graduate studies abroad.

To that end, Cottrell left for Europe in July 1900 on the German steamer Waesland, made land in England where he visited the “Cavendish labs…Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, House of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the Crystal Palace” in London. He went to Paris where he visited the Exposition Universelle, the 1900 world's fair designed to celebrate the achievements of the past century and to accelerate development into the next. There, Cottrell saw the new Eiffel Tower, visited “Old Paris.” His diary entry on August 11 notes: “got up at 5 a.m. on account of bed bugs. Shook out and packed up things and made arrangements… to change room.” From Paris, Cottrell traveled to Berlin where he began his studies at University of Berlin with Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff, receiving an advanced degree in 1901. The following year, van’t Hoff was awarded the first-ever Nobel Prize in chemistry “in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the laws of chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure in solutions.”

Cottrell moved to Leipzig University where he studied with Wilhelm Ostwald, undertaking a theoretical study of the effect of the counterflow of an electrolyte on the migration of ions through a diaphragm in an electrolytic cell. A month after his arrival in Leipzig, Cottrell wrote to his future wife, Jessie Fulton, “My old-time enthusiasm, which during my Berlin stay may sometimes have waned a little, is coming back in full force and I find I have about twice to four times as many schemes to try as there is time for; the change is due, I think, to my being turned loose once more on my own work and being thrown in contact with a large number of men with diverse ideas.” For his work with Ostwald, Cottrell earned a Ph. D. in 1902. Ostwald received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1909. Cottrell struggled with learning new languages. In France, his efforts to speak French were met with blank stares. Although his German became good enough to study with German scientists, to write his dissertation, he was far from fluent.

Inspired no doubt by Ostwald, Cottrell became interested in the movement to establish a universal language for speakers of different linguistic backgrounds. In 1924, he was one of the founders of the International Auxiliary Language Association. Degrees in hand, Cottrell returned to California and began teaching at University of California, Berkeley. On New Year's Day 1904, he married Jessie Mae Fulton, a former high-school classmate he had met in botany class. Jessie was frail, a sharp contrast to Cottrell's bounding enthusiasm and unending energy; when he proposed, Cottrell declared his love, with the proviso, “but my work comes first.” After two difficult pregnancies and the loss of two children, they settled into a quiet, solitary life. They enjoyed reading aloud to one another and attending lectures and theatre performances. In 1917 Cottrell was initiated into the Sigma chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma at the University of California at Berkeley. Shortly after returning to Berkeley, Cottrell began consulting for the DuPont Company at its explosives- and acids-producing facility near Pinole, California, 20 miles north of the University.

DuPont wanted to address the problem of precipitating the acid mists which form when sulfur trioxide is bubbled through water or dilute sulfuric acid. Using an electrical method similar to one envisioned by Sir Oliver Lodge in England, Cottrell began experimenting with electrostatic precipitation as a means of collecting sulfuric acid mists; the result of Cottrell's work was the electrostatic precipitator, a device which could collect fly ash and fumes, acid mists and fogs that spewed from turn-of-the century plants, which became a primary means for controlling industrial air pollution. Cottrell made it work by developing a reliable high-voltage power supply and electrodes that permitted electrical energy to leak across a gas-filled chamber from many small points. In 1906, electric current was applied to a small laboratory device emitting sulfuric acid mist, the concept became a reality; the first patent, No. 895,729, was issued on August 11, 1908. The electrostatic precipitator remains a principal technology for pollutant removal from industrial waste flows to this day.

Cottrell was not a businessman, but he recognized the business potential of his invention and decided to use it to fund scientific research through the creation of Research Corporation. In the time before science was ro

Merlin's Oak

Merlin's Oak is an oak tree that once stood on the corner of Oak Lane and Priory Street in Carmarthen, South Wales. Merlin's Oak was planted by a schoolmaster in 1659 or 1660, to celebrate the return of King Charles II of England to the throne. In the early 19th century, a local man appears to have poisoned the tree, with the intention of stopping people from meeting under it, the oak is believed to have died in 1856. In 1951, a branch was broken off the tree; this fragment can still be seen in Carmarthenshire County Museum. In 1978, the last fragment of the tree was removed from its original place, is now in Saint Peter's Civic Hall in Nott Square, Carmarthen. A local prophecy says that: Other versions of the prophecy state that when the tree falls, the town will drown or flood. "Merlin, The Old Oak, the Black Book of Carmarthen". Retrieved 2010-01-28. "Carmarthen". Retrieved 2010-01-28