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Billy Talent

Billy Talent is a Canadian rock band from Mississauga, Ontario. They formed in 1993 with lead vocalist Benjamin Kowalewicz, guitarist Ian D'Sa, bassist Jon Gallant, drummer Aaron Solowoniuk. There have been no lineup changes, although Solowoniuk is taking a hiatus from the band due to an MS relapse, Jordan Hastings from Alexisonfire and Say Yes is filling in for him. In the 25 years since their inception, Billy Talent has sold over 900,000 physical albums in Canada alone and nearly 3 million albums internationally. Between 1995 and 2016, Billy Talent were the 27th best-selling Canadian artist in Canada and among the top 10 best-selling Canadian bands in Canada; the band existed for a decade before mainstream success. The members met and played in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School under the name Pezz and remained underground in Toronto's indie music scene until 2001; the band renamed itself Billy Talent after running into legal trouble with the old name. It was that Kowalewicz's connection with an employee of Warner Music Canada's A&R department landed the band a record deal and launched them into mainstream success.

Since Billy Talent has made three multi-platinum records in Canada and continues to expand their success overseas. They released their third album, Billy Talent III, on July 14, 2009, their fourth album, Dead Silence, on September 4, 2012. Dead Silence was followed up by a full UK tour throughout October and November 2012. To commemorate the longevity since the release of their first studio album, the band has released a greatest hits album entitled Hits on November 4, 2014. In 2015, they began to prepare material for their fifth studio album. Just before entering the studio, drummer Aaron Solowoniuk decided to sit out the recording sessions while he continued his longstanding battle with multiple sclerosis. Fellow Canadian Jordan Hastings was recruited to play as Solowoniuk's studio stand-in, and, in early 2016, the group completed work on Afraid of Heights, released in July of that year; the band got together during a high school talent contest. Pezz began writing, performing songs, gaining attention and credibility at first locally, soon in Toronto's broader indie music scene.

Their first recording was a cheap 4-track demo. It was recorded in Ian D'Sa's basement in July 1994 and was named Demoluca, after a friend of the band named Jason Deluca had stopped by the house, banging on a basement window while the band was recording. Soon after, on January 1995, they all put in money to record another demo of better quality with engineer/producer Dave Tedesco at the "Signal to Noise" studio which they called Dudebox. Two tracks from Demoluca and four newly recorded tracks were compiled onto it, but a year the band recorded four more tunes live in the studio and re-released it. After these releases and their continued performances in the immediate area, Pezz was gaining a following in Mississauga and it continued to spread. D'Sa studied classical animation at Sheridan College, worked on Angela Anaconda as an animator. Gallant finished a business degree. Kowalewicz was in between one which included working at 102.1 the edge. Solowoniuk worked at Chrysler Canada, but during this, each member found the time and finances to max-out their credit cards, record their first full-length album in 1999.

They laid down twelve tracks at a studio called "Great Big Music", collaborating with Juno-nominated music producer Brad Nelson. Kowalewicz started singing in melody with D'Sa; the music began to transform from "raw rap-rock" songs into "catchy and angst-ridden pop-punk anthems". With that, Watoosh! was born and independently released. While popular within Toronto's indie scene, it did not reach large mainstream sales levels. In 1999, the Canadian Pezz received documentation from an American band named Pezz proving that the latter had held the name internationally since 1989; the Canadian band had no legal claim to their old name and thus changed it to Billy Talent, inspired by the guitarist "Billy Tallent" from Michael Turner's novel Hard Core Logo. The film adaptation by Bruce McDonald would be the inspirational medium for the band. This, still led to fans mistaking Kowalewicz as being named Billy Talent. Now known as Billy Talent, their sound began to move in a more aggressive, punk rock direction.

During this time, Kowalewicz ran into Jen Hirst, at 102.1 the edge, the Toronto radio station he worked at. She had seen the band perform as Pezz, he asked her to check out the band's performance at a club; this would prove to pay off, as Hirst was hired by Warner Music Canada to work in A&R. This connection would get the band their producer Gavin Brown, a demo deal with the label. Before the demos were recorded, a local manager called Atlantic Records A&R executives, who were in Toronto, to see the band perform in its tiny rehearsal space. In 2002, the band met with record executives, ended up signing a co-venture agreement with Atlantic Records and Warner Music Canada. In the fall of 2003, the band released Billy Talent; the album found considerable sales success. "Try Honesty" was a successful first single, was followed by other singles "The Ex", "River Below", "Nothing to Lose" into late 2003 and 2004. The band had success in Europe; the band received a Juno, MuchMusic Video Award nominations and awards, spent late 2004 and most of 2005 touring.

Billy Talent went on to be certified 3x platinum in Canada. A track from the album titled "This Is How It Goes" was about Aaron Solowoniu

Porter Cornelius Bliss

Porter Cornelius Bliss American journalist and diplomat: born on the Cattaraugus Reservation, Erie County, New York of Seneca Indians on December 28, 1838. S. legation's plan, retracted after his rescue by a U. S. Navy squadron December 10, 1868, he afterward resided in New York, was vice-president of the American Philological Society and an editor of the New York Herald. Died in New York, February 1, 1885. Bliss was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1861; this article incorporates text from the Universal Cyclopædia & Atlas, 1902, New York, D. Appleton & Co. a publication now in the public domain

Epistemological Despondency

Epistomological Despondency is the first studio album by British doom metal band Esoteric. The album was released in 1994 as a double CD through Aesthetic Death Records, was remastered and reissued in 2004. In a retrospective article written about the album by Metal Injection editor Cody Davis, the album "built Esoteric's foundation in funeral doom." Bryan Beck – Bass guitar, fretless bass and bass synth Gordon Bicknell – Lead guitar, samples, synth Greg Chandler – vocals, effects Simon Phillips – Lead guitar, samples Stuart Blekinsop – Guitar, effects Darren Earl – drums Steve Wilson - engineering, mixing Epistemological Despondency on Discogs Epistemological Despondency on Bandcamp

Keisei Electric Railway

The Keisei Electric Railway Company, Ltd. is a major private railway in Chiba Prefecture and Tokyo, Japan. The name Keisei is the combination of the kanji 京 from Tokyo and 成 from Narita, which the railway's main line connects; the combination uses different readings than the ones used in the city names. The railway's main line runs from Tokyo to Narita and the eastern suburb cities of Funabashi, Narashino and Sakura. Keisei runs an airport limited express train called the Skyliner from Ueno and Nippori to Narita International Airport. In addition to its railway business, the Keisei Electric Railway Company owns large bus and taxi services and some real estate holdings, it owns a large share of the Oriental Land Company which manages the Tokyo Disney Resort. Keisei is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 index. Keisei was founded on June 30, 1909 and began services on November 3, 1912 operating local train service in eastern Tokyo, its main line reached Narita in 1930 and Ueno in 1933. A narrow gauge operator, Keisei converted to 1,435 mm standard gauge in 1959.

In 1960, Keisei began through service with the Toei Asakusa Line, the first interline through service arrangement in Japan. Skyliner service began in 1973 and started serving the airport in 1978, when the first Narita Airport Station opened. A new underground station was opened in 1991 to provide a more direct connection to terminal 1, in 1992 service began to terminal 2. On July 17, 2010, Skyliner switched its route to the newly built Narita Sky Access and reduced the travel time by 15 minutes. Keisei operates 152.8 km of railway which consists of one trunk line named the Main Line and six branchlines. Legend "Type" indicates the type of railway business under the Railway Business Act of Japan. Type 1 operator owns and operates the railway while Type 2 operator operates but does not owns the railway; this section is shared by the Higashi-Narita Line. This section is shared by the Narita Airport Line. Keisei Group includes: Shin-Keisei Electric Railway Chiba New Town Railway Hokusō Railway Kantō Railway Kashima Railway Company Kominato Railway Maihama Resort Line Narita Airport Rapid Railway Nokogiriyama Ropeway The Oriental Land Company Tsukuba Kankō Railway Companies related to Keisei, although not a group member: Shibayama Railway Tōyō Rapid Railway AE series 3000 series 3050 series 3100 series 3400 series 3500 series 3600 series 3700 series 1500 series 1600 series AE series AE100 series 1 series 20 series 33/39/45 series 300 series 100/126 series 200/210/220/500/510 series 210/2000/2100 series 700/2200 series 750/2250 series 1100 series 1500 series 2000 series 3000 series 3050 series 3100 series 3150 series 3200 series 3300 series Official site English part of official site

Nicolás Maná

Nicolás Andrés Maná is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a right winger for Club Guaraní. Boca Juniors were Maná's first senior club, he remained with them for three years but didn't make a first-team appearance. In January 2015, Peruvian Primera División side Universidad San Martín loaned Maná, he made his debut during a Copa Inca fixture with Juan Aurich on 7 February. His first league appearance arrived on 2 May versus FBC Melgar, followed by his first goal against Ayacucho in November 2015. In all competitions, Maná featured thirty-seven times for the club. Maná signed for Primera C Metropolitana's Cañuelas in June 2016, but was signed on loan by San Martín of the Argentine Primera División, he netted his opening goal in the Argentine top-flight on 27 May 2017 in a 4–2 victory over Sarmiento. 2018 saw Maná leave San Martín following two seasons on loan, returning to Cañuelas though departing the club permanently to join Superleague Greece side Panetolikos. He scored his first goal in a draw against Lamia on 24 September, prior to netting a brace in a game against Atromitos months later.

He was released in May 2019. On 1 July 2019, Maná moved to Defensa y Justicia on a free transfer; as of 2 July 2019. Nicolás Maná at Soccerway

Macroglossum tenebrosa

Macroglossum tenebrosa is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Sulawesi, the Moluccas, Papua New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, the Solomon Islands and north-eastern Australia; the head and thorax uppersides are green. The abdomen upperside tergites are glossy bluish grey, apart from some black patches. There are no white side patches; the tips of the lateral tufts are white. The scales of the anal brush are tipped with buffish white, but sometimes black with the tips faintly tawny, sometimes all black in specimens from Queensland; the underside of both wings is bluish white basally. The hindwing upperside is bluish white near the anal angle, with a bluish-white streak; the larvae have a yellow head and thorax. The tail-spike is long and black, curves forward; the true legs are black and the prolegs are yellow with black tips