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Battle of the Java Sea

The Battle of the Java Sea was a decisive naval battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II. Allied navies suffered a disastrous defeat at the hand of the Imperial Japanese Navy, on 27 February 1942, in secondary actions over successive days; the American-British-Dutch-Australian Command Strike Force commander— Dutch Rear-Admiral Karel Doorman—was killed. The aftermath of the battle included several smaller actions around Java, including the smaller but significant Battle of Sunda Strait; these defeats led to Japanese occupation of the entire Dutch East Indies. The Japanese invasion of the Dutch East Indies progressed at a rapid pace as they advanced from their Palau Islands colony and captured bases in Sarawak and the southern Philippines, they seized bases in eastern Borneo and in northern Celebes while troop convoys, screened by destroyers and cruisers with air support provided by swarms of fighters operating from captured bases, steamed southward through the Makassar Strait and into the Molucca Sea.

To oppose these invading forces was a small force, consisting of Dutch, American and Australian warships—many of them of World War I vintage—initially under the command of Admiral Thomas C. Hart. On 23 January 1942, a force of four American destroyers attacked a Japanese invasion convoy in Makassar Strait as it approached Balikpapan in Borneo. On 13 February, the Allies fought unsuccessfully—in the Battle of Palembang—to prevent the Japanese from capturing the major oil port in eastern Sumatra. On the night of 19/20 February, an Allied force attacked the Eastern Invasion Force off Bali in the Battle of Badung Strait. On 19 February, the Japanese made two air raids on Darwin, on the Australian mainland, one from carrier-based planes and the other by land-based planes; the destruction of Darwin rendered it useless as a supply and naval base to support operations in the East Indies. The Japanese amphibious forces gathered to strike at Java, on 27 February 1942, the main Allied naval force, under Doorman, sailed northeast from Surabaya to intercept a convoy of the Eastern Invasion Force approaching from the Makassar Strait.

The Eastern Strike Force, as it was known, consisted of two heavy cruisers, three light cruisers, nine destroyers. The Japanese task force protecting the convoy, commanded by Rear-Admiral Takeo Takagi, consisted of two heavy and two light cruisers and 14 destroyers including the 4th Destroyer Squadron under the command of Rear Admiral Shoji Nishimura; the Japanese heavy cruisers were much more powerful, armed with ten 8-inch guns each, superb torpedoes. By comparison, Exeter was armed only with six 8-inch guns and only six of Houston's nine 8-inch guns remained operable after her aft turret had been knocked out in an earlier air attack; the Allied force engaged the Japanese in the Java Sea, the battle raged intermittently from mid-afternoon to midnight as the Allies tried to reach and attack the troop transports of the Java invasion fleet, but they were repulsed by superior firepower. The Allies had local air superiority during the daylight hours, because Japanese air power could not reach the fleet in the bad weather.

The weather hindered communications, making cooperation between the many Allied parties involved—in reconnaissance, air cover and fleet headquarters—even worse than it was. The Japanese jammed the radio frequencies. Exeter was the only ship in the battle equipped with an emerging technology at the time; the battle consisted of a series of attempts over a seven-hour period by Doorman's Combined Striking Force to reach and attack the invasion convoy. The fleets sighted each other at about 16:00 on 27 February and closed to firing range, opening fire at 16:16. Both sides exhibited poor torpedo skills during this phase of the battle. Despite her recent refit, Exeter's shells did not come close to the Japanese ships, while Houston only managed to achieve a straddle on one of the opposing cruisers; the only notable result of the initial gunnery exchange was Exeter being critically damaged by a hit in the boiler room from an 8-inch shell. The ship limped away to Surabaya, escorted by Witte de With; the Japanese launched two huge torpedo salvoes, consisting of 92 torpedoes in all, but scored only one hit, on Kortenaer.

She was struck by a Long Lance, broke in two and sank after the hit. Electra—covering Exeter—engaged in a duel with Jintsū and Asagumo, scoring several hits but suffering severe damage to her superstructure. After a serious fire started on Electra and her remaining turret ran out of ammunition, abandon ship was ordered. On the Japanese side, only Asagumo was forced to retire because of damage; the Allied fleet broke off and turned away around 18:00, covered by a smoke screen laid by the four destroyers of U. S Destroyer Division 58, they launched a torpedo attack but at too long a range to be effective. Doorman's force turned south toward the Java coast west and north as night fell in an attempt to evade the Japanese escort group and fall on the convoy, it was at this point the ships of DesDiv 58—their torpedoes expended—left on their ow

Rebel Girl (Angels & Airwaves song)

"Rebel Girl" is a song by the American rock band, Angels & Airwaves. The song was released on April 2019 as the band's first single for their upcoming sixth album, it is the first music release by them through Rise Records. The song was written by Tom DeLonge, Ilan Rubin, Aaron Rubin. Prior to recording for the band's upcoming album, DeLonge had become invested in numerous projects, many of which centered around his company, To the Stars, but began to tease that they were recording new music from early 2018 to early 2019 through their social media accounts; these teasers revealed that David Kennedy and Matt Wachter, absent in the band since the band's previous album, The Dream Walker, had rejoined Angels & Airwaves. Despite this news though, Wachter was not included in the band's lineup when "Rebel Girl" was released, while Kennedy was not listed as a songwriter. DeLonge described "Rebel Girl" as "a space-age love song that combines my enduring obsession for new wave, pop punk and anthemic rock and roll music".

The instrumentals show to be more akin to the band's style before the release of The Dream Walker, with DeLonge stating that it and the album are "going to be way more in the direction of I-Empire". "Rebel Girl" was released alongside multiple announcements from Airwaves. With its release, the band confirmed both their recording contract with Rise Records, their current line-up of DeLonge and Rubin. Additionally, they announced their first concert tour since 2012 in support of the song and album. Critically, the song was met with positive feedback. Graham Hartmann of Loudwire felt that the song "stays true to AVA’s synth pop style with classic Blink-182 catchiness" while noting that "DeLonge's unmistakable voice brings the track through a futuristic, yet familiar sound". Jon Blistein of Rolling Stone called it "a pulsing love song that finds DeLonge bellowing over a melange of synth sounds". A music video for "Rebel Girl" was released on August 20, 2019, features touring bassist, Matt Rubano.

The video depicts a teenage boy named Tommy in a bedroom with a girl, his friend and crush, while the band is shown playing on a small TV inside a room with flashing red and blue lights. While the girl prepares for a date with someone else, Tommy fantasizes about her and the two of them being in a relationship. After she leaves for her date, Tommy reads her diary and discovers that she doesn't feel the same way, which prompts him to destroy her bedroom and relentlessly beat himself, leaving the room splattered with his own blood. Digital download"Rebel Girl" – 3:46 Angels & Airwaves Tom DeLonge – vocals, synthesizers, producer Ilan Rubin – drums, backing vocals, bass guitar, songwriting, producer David Kennedy – producerProduction Aaron Rubin – producer, engineer Ben Moore – engineer Tony Hoffer – mixing Tom Bakermastering engineer Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

List of Phi Kappa Sigma chapters

A list of Phi Kappa Sigma chapters Beta, Princeton University Zeta, Franklin & Marshall College Theta, Kenyon College Mu, Tulane University Omicron, University of Oklahoma Rho, University of Illinois Sigma, University of Texas-Austin Tau, Randolph-Macon College Psi, Pennsylvania State University Alpha Beta, University of Toronto Alpha Delta, University of Maine Alpha Epsilon, Illinois Institute of Technology Alpha Eta, University of South Carolina Alpha Theta, University of Wisconsin–Madison Alpha Iota, Vanderbilt University - Colony Alpha Kappa, University of Alabama Alpha Lambda, University of California, Berkeley Alpha Mu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alpha Nu, Georgia Institute of Technology Alpha Xi, Purdue University Alpha Sigma, University of Minnesota Alpha Upsilon, University of Washington Alpha Psi, University of California, Los Angeles Beta Delta, Michigan State University Beta Theta, Texas Christian University Beta Mu, University of South Alabama Beta Lambda, Northern Illinois University Beta Rho, University of California, Riverside Beta Xi, University of New Orleans Beta Chi, Clarkson University Beta Psi, Washington State University Beta Omega, Radford University Gamma Gamma, Carthage College Gamma Xi, George Mason University Gamma Upsilon, UMASS Lowell Delta Gamma, Rowan University Delta Eta, McDaniel College Delta Omicron, Ramapo College Delta Pi, Indiana University Delta Rho, Ursinus College Delta Sigma, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Delta Psi, Temple University Delta Omega, University of Hartford Epsilon Alpha, Tarleton State University Epsilon Beta, Oklahoma State University Alpha, University of Pennsylvania Gamma, Lafayette College Delta, Washington & Jefferson College Epsilon, Dickinson College Eta, University of Virginia Theta, Centenary College Iota, Columbia University Kappa, Emory & Henry College Kappa, Lake Forest College Kappa, Dartmouth College, see local fraternity Gamma Delta Chi Lambda, UNC-Chapel Hill Nu, Cumberland University Nu, Duke University Xi, University of Mississippi Omicron, Centre College Pi, Harvard University Rho, Austin College Sigma, Lehigh University Upsilon, Northwestern University Phi, University of Richmond Chi, Racine College, not a college since 1935, now the DeKoven Center Psi, Long Island University Omega, Haverford College Alpha Alpha, Washington & Lee University Alpha Gamma, West Virginia University Alpha Zeta, University of Maryland Alpha Omicron, University of Michigan Alpha Pi, University of Chicago Alpha Rho, Cornell University Alpha Tau, Stanford University Alpha Phi, University of Iowa Alpha Chi, Ohio State University Alpha Omega, University of British Columbia Beta Alpha, University of Oregon Beta Beta, University of Kansas Beta Gamma, University of Denver Beta Epsilon, Oregon State University Beta Zeta, Ohio University Beta Eta, University of North Texas Beta Iota, St. Lawrence University Beta Kappa, Drury College Beta Nu, Adrian College Beta Omicron, Virginia Polytechnic Institute Beta Pi, Louisiana Tech University Beta Sigma, Salisbury State University Beta Tau, Towson University Beta Upsilon, SUNY Potsdam Beta Phi, SUNY Geneseo, operating as local Phi Kappa Chi since 1991 Gamma Alpha, SUNY-Buffalo Gamma Beta, Drexel University Gamma Delta, Texas A&M Gamma Epsilon Seton Hall University Gamma Zeta, California University of Pennsylvania Gamma Eta, SUNY Fredonia Gamma Theta: West Chester University of Pennsylvania Gamma Iota, Millersville University Gamma Kappa, SUNY Oneonta Gamma Lambda, UNC Charlotte Gamma Mu, Southwest Texas State Gamma Nu, SUNY Albany Gamma Omicron, Rutgers–Camden Gamma Pi, Wesley College Gamma Rho, Bryant College Gamma Sigma, Rutgers University Gamma Tau, University of New Hampshire Gamma Phi, St. Leo University Gamma Chi, Ithaca College Gamma Psi, Johnson & Wales University Gamma Omega, University of Southern Maine Delta Alpha, Kutztown University Delta Beta, UMASS Amherst Delta Delta, Florida International University Delta Epsilon colony, Shenandoah University Delta Zeta colony, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Delta Theta colony, Western New England College Delta Iota, Marist College Delta Kappa colony, Marshall University Delta Lambda, Niagara University Delta Mu, Mansfield University Delta Nu, King's College Delta Xi, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Delta Tau, DePaul University Delta Upsilon, Virginia Commonwealth University Delta Phi, New York University Delta Chi, Queens University of Charlotte Phi Kappa Sigma main article

List of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero playsets

The G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline was introduced by Hasbro in 1982, lasted to 1994, producing well over 250 vehicles and playsets; the following is a list of playsets. The Defiant Space Vehicle Launch Complex was a combination vehicle and playset released in 1987, came packaged with the Payload and Hardtop action figures. Retailing at US $129.99, the cost of the playset - the most expensive toy in Hasbro's G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero lineup - led to Hasbro re-releasing the shuttle two years as a stand-alone vehicle called the Crusader, which used the same mold as the Defiant shuttle; the toy came with a re-painted version of the Payload action figure. The General first appeared in the 1990 edition of the toyline from Hasbro, it is described as the G. I. Joe Team’s mobile strike headquarters. Major Storm is the commander of the vehicle; the General is a large wheeled platform with an armored tractor attached to the front. The General is armed with a plethora of enemy detectors: third generation image intensifiers, infrared detectors, pulse Doppler radar and laser range finders.

It is armed with anti-aircraft capabilities. The middle of the back opens up to reveal a ramp and giant mortar cannon; the platforms serve as helicopter landing pads. The General comes with a Locust mini-helicopter for reconnaissance purposes; the General was used extensively during the first season of the DiC-produced G. I. Joe animated series, such as in the episode "General Confusion". In said episode, both Joes and Cobra mention how the General is the most powerful vehicle in existence; the General was featured in the second season of DiC with a much more minor role. The vehicle was featured on the cover of the 1990 Hasbro-produced coloring book published by "A GOLDEN BOOK Western Publishing Company, Inc." The G. I. Joe Headquarters Command Center was a weapons-laden fortress, which contained movable surveillance cameras, search lights, machine guns, a cannon that could pivot in any direction. A hidden section in the base of the main platform, contained an area to store file cards; the Headquarters could be split into four parts: a helipad, a heavy equipment supply depot, a motor pool, the command center.

It was portrayed in the Marvel comic book as a "prefabricated" fortress in issue #24, "The Commander Escapes". A new version was released in 1992, much different from the original, it featured collapsible towers, electronic battle sounds, spring-loaded missile launchers, a removable bunker, a fuel station for vehicles, a movable elevator. The entire headquarters could fold up, with a handle to carry the playset around; the Mobile Command Center, or MCC for short, was a three-level mobile fortress, which contained service and missile bays, was armed with high-tech weaponry. It was first released in 1987, packaged with the Steam Roller action figure, its appearance is that resembling a small building with near-featureless exterior and tank treads at the bottom. The huge size though, presents a problem in, its size and few defensive capabilities suggest just what its name indicates, as a mobile command post and not more than that. The MCC features electronic and communications countermeasure equipment at the top, is armed with HE-27 "Shockwave" missiles, which are guided by a missile control radar.

The front of the vehicle is armed with computer-operated twin.50 caliber cannons, while the back is protected by a "Barrage" missile cannon. The diesel engine can run with 2700 hp. Despite its immense size, the MCC is quite maneuverable, given the right terrain; the huge body can open up, set itself as a stationary open-air command post, complete with a control center, a prisoner holding cell and a service station for small assault vehicles. In the Marvel Comics G. I. Joe series, its first appearance was in issue #100, it was used to disrupt Cobra Python Patrol forces that had arrived at G. I. Joe's desert HQ, it had been buried in the sand, Joe forces drive Cobra towards it. The sand is shaken off and the Command center opens fire, its weaponry damages a Cobra aircraft, flown into the Command Center itself. A rear tread is destroyed with only minor cosmetic damage to the rest of the vehicle. Steam Roller professes admiration for the pilot's courage, he heads into the desert to subdue the pilot, seen descending by parachute.

In animated form, it was featured in the direct-to-video movie, G. I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom, where it is scaled-down, about the size of a large truck instead, allowing it to go into a suburban neighborhood; the Tactical Battle Platform was introduced in 1985, featured multi-level battle platforms, a loading ramp, munitions room, control room and a heli-pad. It was transportable, armed with a rotating radar-guided cannon, surface-to-air missiles; the USS Flagg aircraft carrier was a combination vehicle and playset, released in 1985. It came packaged with the Admiral Keel-Haul action figure. Based on a Nimitz class aircraft carrier, it had the fictional hull number CVN-99. To-date, the U. S. S. Flagg remains the largest set released as part of the A Real American Hero toyline, as multiple Skystriker fighter jet toys could be placed on its flight deck. In-story, the Flagg was named after General Lawrence J. Flagg, a character that first appeared in the Marvel comic book series; the Coastal Defender was first released in 1987.

It was a missile launcher that looked like a large crate, when it was being towed behind a G. I. Joe vehicle. After a few t

Salamone Rossi

Salamone Rossi or Salomone Rossi was an Italian Jewish violinist and composer. He was a transitional figure between early Baroque; as a young man, Rossi acquired a reputation as a talented violinist. He was hired as a court musician in Mantua, where records of his activities as a violinist survive. Rossi served at the court of Mantua from 1587 to 1628 as concertmaster where he entertained the ducal family and their esteemed guests; the composers Rossi, Gastoldi and Viadana provided fashionable music for banquets, wedding feasts, theatre productions and chapel services amongst others. Rossi was so well-thought of at this court that he was excused from wearing the yellow badge, required of other Jews in Mantua. Rossi died either in the invasion of Austrian troops, who defeated the Gonzagas and destroyed the Jewish ghetto in Mantua, or in the subsequent plague which ravaged the area. Rossi's sister, Madama Europa, was an opera singer, the first Jewish woman to be professionally engaged in that area.

Like her brother, she was employed at the court in Mantua. She disappeared after the end of the Gonzaga court and subsequent sack of the ghetto, his first published work was a collection of 19 canzonettes, dance-like compositions for a trio of voices with lighthearted, amorous lyrics. Rossi flourished in his composition of more serious madrigals, combining the poetry of the greatest poets of the day with his melodies. In 1600, in the first two of his five madrigal books, Rossi published the earliest continuo madrigals, an innovation which defined the beginning of the Baroque era in music. Rossi published 150 secular works in Italian, including: Canzonette a 3, Libro primo I bei ligustri, for 3 voices Correte amanti, for 3 voices S'el Leoncorno, for 3 voicesMadrigali a 5, Libro primo Cor Mio, madrigal for 5 voices Dir mi che piu non ardo, madrigal for 5 voices In the field of instrumental music Rossi was a bold innovator, he was one of the first composers to apply to instrumental music the principles of monodic song, in which one melody dominates over secondary accompanying parts.

His trio sonatas, among the first in the literature, provided for the development of an idiomatic and virtuoso violin technique. They stand midway between the homogeneous textures of the instrumental canzona of the late Renaissance and the trio sonata of the mature Baroque. Works published, preserved today include: Il primo libro delle sinfonie e gagliarde a 3–5 voci Il secondo libro delle sinfonie e gagliarde a 3–5 voci Il terzo libro de varie sonate, sinfonie Il quarto libro de varie sonate, sinfonie Rossi published a collection of Jewish liturgical music, השירים אשר לשלמה in 1623; this was written in the Baroque tradition and unconnected to traditional Jewish cantorial music. This was an unprecedented development in synagogal music; the biblical Song of Solomon does not appear within The Songs of Solomon, hence the name is a pun on Rossi's first name. Rossi set many Biblical Hebrew texts to music in their original Hebrew language, which makes him unique among Baroque composers, his vocal music resembles that of Claudio Monteverdi and Luigi Rossi.

Adon'olam piyyutBoston Camerata, Milnes Vol. I,'Al naharot bavel Ps. 137 — Profeti della Quinta Milnes Vol. II, Barekhu prayer — Profeti della Quinta, Boston Camerata, Milnes Vol. I, Barukh haba beshem Adonai Ps. 118:26–29 — Boston Camerata Milnes Vol. II, Eftah na sefatai piyyut — Milnes Vol. II, Eftah shir bisfatai piyyut — Boston Camerata, Milnes Vol. II, Ein keloheinu piyyut — Milnes Vol. I, Ele mo'adei Adonai Lev. 23:4 — Milnes Vol. II, Elohim hashivenu Ps. 80:4, 8, 20 — Profeti della Quinta, Milnes Vol. I, Haleluyah. Ashrei ish yare et Adonai Ps. 112 — Milnes Vol. I, Haleluyah. Haleli nafshi Ps. 146 — Milnes Vol. I, Haleluyah. Ode Adonai Ps. 111 — Milnes Vol. I, Hashkivenu prayer — Profeti della Quinta, Milnes Vol. I, Keter yitenu lakh Great kedusha — Profeti della Quinta, Milnes Vol. I, Lamnatseah'al hagitit Ps. 8 — Profeti della Quinta Milnes Vol. II, Lamnatseah'al hasheminit Ps.12 — Milnes Vol. II, Lamnatseah binginot mizmor shir Ps. 67 — Milnes Vol. I, Lemi ehpots Wedding ode — Profeti della Quinta, Milnes Vol. II, Mizmor le'Asaf.

Elohim nitsav Ps. 82 — Milnes Vol. I, Mizmor leDavid. Havu l'Adonai Ps. 29 — Milnes Vol. I, Mizmor letoda Ps. 100 — Milnes Vol. II, Mizmor shir leyom hashabat Ps. 92 — Milnes Vol. I, Odekha ki'anitani Ps. 118:21–24 — Milnes Vol. II, Shir hama'a lot. Ashrei kol yere Adonai Ps. 128 — Milnes Vol. II, Shir hama'a lot. Ashrei kol yere Adonai Ps. 128 — Milnes Vol. II, Shir hama'a lot. Ashrei kol yere Adonai Ps. 128 — Milnes Vol. II, Shir hama'a lot. Beshuv Adonai Ps. 126 — Milnes Vol. II, Shir hama'a lot leDavid. Lulei Adonai Ps. 124 — Milnes Vol. II, Shir hama'a lot. Esa'einai Ps. 121 — Milnes Vol. I, Yesusum midbar vetsiya Isaiah 35:1–2, 5–6, 10 — Milnes Vol. II, Yigdal Elohim hai piyyut — Milnes Vol. I, Yitgadal veyitkadesh Full kaddish — Milnes Vol. I, Yitgadal veyitkadesh Full kaddish — Profeti della Quinta, Milnes Vol. I, Rossi: Vocal Work


WYYU FM 104.5 is a radio station broadcasting an adult contemporary music format, licensed to serve Dalton, United States. The station is owned by North Georgia Radio Group, L. P. and features programming from Westwood One. The station can be heard over much of northwest Georgia, around and east of Chattanooga in southeast Tennessee, it transmits from the ridge northeast of Dalton and northwest of Chatsworth, near Georgia 286. The station went on the air as WAKP on 28 April 1995. On 1 June 1995, the station changed its call sign to the current WYYU. Mixx 104-5 official website Query the FCC's FM station database for WYYU Radio-Locator information on WYYU Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WYYU