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Björn Again

Björn Again is a parody of the Swedish pop group ABBA founded in 1988 in Australia, but now involving multiple touring troupes performing under the Björn Again name. The show takes its name from Björn Ulvaeus, a member of ABBA, is a pun on the phrase "born again". Björn Again is run as a light-hearted parody of ABBA, with the use of pidgin Swedish and stage character names of Agnetha Falstart, Benny Anderwear, Frida Longstokin, Björn Volvo-us reflecting the names of the original members of ABBA. Björn Again has a bass guitarist Rutger Sonofagunn and the drummer Ola Drumkitt. Björn Again was created in 1988 in Australia by Rod Stephen and John Tyrrell. After the first Björn Again show at a pub in the inner Melbourne suburb of Collingwood called The Tote Hotel on 6 May 1989 the show's popularity increased which first took the group Australia-wide and overseas to international acclaim. Original members for the first six years of the band included Gavin Charles, Janette Stuart, Dorina Morelli and Peter Ryan.

John has been the manager since the band's inception, in 2003 Rod was appointed manager of the UK-European region. Björn Again has occasionally covered songs by other artists; when Erasure produced an EP of ABBA covers called Abba-esque, Björn Again responded with an EP of covers of Erasure songs done in the style of ABBA, called Erasure-ish. The EP included the songs "Stop!" and "A Little Respect" that achieved Number 25 on the UK Singles Chart in September 1992. In 1992, the band did a cover of Santa Claus Is Coming to Town which reached Number 55 in the UK chart. In August 2009, the band covered Metallica's'Enter Sandman' during their set at the Sonisphere Festival in tribute to the headlining act. Björn Again has performed at many types of event from large rock festivals worldwide including Reading and Glastonbury, to private performances for celebrities, including playing at parties for top UK golfer Colin Montgomerie, Microsoft's Bill Gates, comedian Rowan Atkinson, actor Russell Crowe's wedding, for Russian president Vladimir Putin.

On 1 May 1998, Björn Again performed a show in the Royal Albert Hall. They performed 11 of ABBA's songs. In 2009, the band were controversially booked to play the United Kingdom's leg of Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth, which consisted of a much'heavier' fan base; as a result of this, the band played their set with a more beefed up sound, more guitars and a tongue-in-cheek rock style adaptation of their costumes. In 1999, the UK Bjorn Again took part in a documentary for Channel 5 entitled "ABBA: Bjorn Again!", this included following the band as they toured the UK. The documentary explored the history of the band. Throughout the programme the band spoke in their "Swedish" accents. Both Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson have lauded Björn Again a number of times over the years, after ABBA's former members made their intentions known that they were not going to perform together any longer, Andersson was quoted as saying in 1999, "BJÖRN AGAIN are the closest you can get to seeing ABBA. ABBA will never reform!"In 2019, the group performed on the Pyramid stage at the Glastonbury Festival.

"Erasure-ish" UK #25 "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" / "Little Drummer Boy" AUS #105, UK #55 "Flashdance... What A Feeling" AUS #27, UK #65 "So You Win Again" "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" "Black Is Black" / "I'm On Fire" "Flashback!" AUS #40 "Live At The Royal Albert Hall"

2019–20 Hartford Hawks men's basketball team

The 2019–20 Hartford Hawks men's basketball team represents the University of Hartford in the 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They play their home games at the Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion in West Hartford and are led by 10th-year head coach John Gallagher; the Hawks finished the 2018–19 season 18–15 overall, 10–6 in conference play to finish in fourth place. As the 4th seed in the 2019 America East Men's Basketball Tournament, they beat 5th-seeded UMass Lowell in the quarterfinals 78–70 lost to 3rd-seeded UMBC in double overtime in the semifinals 85–90. Source

Stream of consciousness (psychology)

The stream of consciousness is a metaphor describing how thoughts seem to flow through the conscious mind. Research studies have shown that we only experience one mental event at a time as a fast-moving mind stream. William James considered to be the father of American psychology, first coined the phrase "stream of consciousness"; the full range of thoughts—that one can be aware of—can form the content of this stream. Early Buddhist scriptures describe the "stream of consciousness" where it is referred to as the Mind Stream; the practice of mindfulness, about being aware moment-to-moment of one's subjective conscious experience aid one to directly experience the "stream of consciousness" and to cultivate self-knowledge and wisdom. Buddhist teachings describe the continuous flow of the “stream of mental and material events” that include sensory experiences as well as various mental events that get generated, feelings and intentions/behaviour; these mental events are described as being influenced by other factors such as attachments and past conditioning.

Further, the moment-by-moment manifestation of the "stream of consciousness" is described as being affected by physical laws, biological laws, psychological laws, volitional laws, universal laws. In his lectures circa 1838–1839 Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet described "thought" as "a series of acts indissolubly connected". In this context the words "necessarily infer" are synonymous with "imply". In further discussion Hamilton identified "the law" with modus ponens. William James asserts the notion as follows: "Consciousness does not appear to itself chopped up in bits; such words as ` chain' or ` train' do not describe it fitly. It is nothing jointed. A'river' or a'stream' are the metaphors by which it is most described. In talking of it hereafter let us call it the stream of thought, of consciousness, or of subjective life, he was enormously skeptical about using introspection as a technique to understand the stream of consciousness. "The attempt at introspective analysis in these cases is in fact like seizing a spinning top to catch its motion, or trying to turn up the gas enough to see how the darkness looks."

However, the epistemological separation of two levels of analyses appears to be important in order to systematically understand the “stream of consciousness.”Bernard Baars has developed Global Workspace Theory which bears some resemblance to stream of consciousness. Conceptually understanding what is meant by the “present moment,” “the past” and “the future” can aid one to systematically understand the “stream of consciousness.” Susan Blackmore challenged the concept of stream of consciousness. "When I say that consciousness is an illusion I do not mean. I mean. If it seems to be a continuous stream of rich and detailed experiences, happening one after the other to a conscious person, this is the illusion." However, she says that a good way to observe the "stream of consciousness" may be to calm the mind in meditation. Suggestions have been made regarding the importance of separating “two levels of analyses” when attempting to understand the “stream of consciousness.” In literature, stream of consciousness writing is a literary device which seeks to portray an individual's point of view by giving the written equivalent of the character's thought processes, either in a loose interior monologue, or in connection to his or her sensory reactions to external occurrences.

Stream-of-consciousness as a narrative device is associated with the modernist movement. The term was first applied in a literary context, transferred from psychology, in The Egoist, April 1918, by May Sinclair, in relation to the early volumes of Dorothy Richardson's novel sequence Pilgrimage. Amongst other modernist novelists who used it are James Joyce in Ulysses and William Faulkner in The Sound and the Fury. Edmund Husserl Free recall Phenomenology Qualia Samyama Teletransportation paradox Train of thought

William Ambrose (Emrys)

William Ambrose, whose bardic name was Emrys, was a 19th-century Welsh–language poet and minister of religion. Ambrose was born at Bangor, north Wales, the son of a leading member of the local Baptist community, but he was apprenticed to a draper in Liverpool, subsequently moved to London. However, having gone on a preaching tour led by William Williams, he decided, instead of setting up in business, to become a minister, was ordained on 7 December 1837, he remained the minister of the Independent chapel at Porthmadog until his death, aged 60. "Emrys" edited the periodical Y Dysgedydd from 1853 to 1873, narrowly missed being appointed to the bardic chair at the Aberffraw Eisteddfod of 1849. Gweithiau y Parch. W. Ambrose

David Evans (mathematician)

David V. Evans is a British applied mathematician noted for his contributions to water waves and acoustics, he is the father of British actress Alice Evans and father-in-law to Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd. Together with John Nicholas Newman, he initiated the International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies, he is known for the Bristol cylinder, a wave energy converter. He is an emeritus professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Bristol. Evans obtained his BSc in Mathematics from the University of Manchester in 1962 and his PhD in 1966 under the supervision of Fritz Ursell. After completing his PhD at the University of Manchester, Evans worked as a post-doc at the Stevens Institute of Technology and MIT before going back to Bristol; the 21st International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies is dedicated to Evans on the occasion of his retirement. Evans, D. V. "A theory for wave-power absorption by oscillating bodies", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 77: 1–25, Bibcode:1976JFM....77....1E, doi:10.1017/S0022112076001109 Evans, D. V.

"Power From Water Waves", Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 13: 157–187, Bibcode:1981AnRFM..13..157E, doi:10.1146/annurev.fl.13.010181.001105 Wave power International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies web site

Galeazzo Marescotti

Galeazzo Marescotti was an Italian cardinal. He was born in Italy, his father was named Sforza Marescotti and his mother was Vittoria Ruspoli, both born to prominent aristocratic families of Bologna and Modena. Galeazzo studied in seminary, after ordination by the age of 23 years was appointed to the papal office of prothonotary apostolic. From 1661 to 1663 he was governor of Ascoli Piceno. In 1663 he was appointed director of the Congregation of inquisitor Sancti Officii. In 1665 he was promoted to commissioner of the Holy Office of Pope Alexander VII. In 1668 he was appointed Titular Archbishop of Corinth by Pope Clement IX and was sent on a diplomatic mission to Vienna, he was appointed nuncio to Poland. On 4 March 1668, he was consecrated Bishop by Pietro Vidoni, Bishop of Lodi with Giacomo de Angelis, Archbishop of Urbino, Carlo de' Vecchi, Bishop Emeritus of Chiusi as co-consecrators. On 13 August 1670 he was appointed apostolic nuncio in Spain by Pope Clement X, remained at that post in Madrid till 1675.

Pope Clement X elevated him to the rank of cardinal in the consistory of 27 May 1675, assigned him the title of San Bernardo alle Terme. From 1676 to 1679 he was papal governor in Ferrara. In 1679 he was appointed Bishop of Tivoli. In the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, he built for the canons at his own expense a finely worked walnut wood choir and adorned a chapel with colored marble and other ornaments, he reformed the clergy with a new synod. Donated to the cathedral the sum of 500 scudi, with the obligation of an anniversary for the repose of his soul and erected several chapels. In 1684 resigned the bishopric in the hands of Innocent XI; the city was always in the heart, in fact in 1705 he founded the city, at its expense, a monastery for nuns of St. Elizabeth, which gave in 1721 the most beautiful and precious furnishings of his private chapel. In 1681 received the title of Saints Quirico and Giuditta. In 1700 received the title of Santa Prassede. In 1708 he received the title of San Lorenzo in Lucina.

On his death he was the oldest member of the College of Cardinals following Cardinal Carpegna who died in 1714 at the age of 88. While bishop, he was the principal consecrator of