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Blue Beat Records

Blue Beat Records is an English record label that released Jamaican rhythm and blues and ska music in the 1960s and decades. Its reputation led to the use of the word bluebeat as a generic term to describe all styles of early Jamaican pop music, including music by artists not associated with the record label; the Blue Beat label was founded in 1960, in London, as an imprint of Emil E. Shalit's Melodisc Records. Melodisc, founded in London in 1947, specialised in releasing calypso and mento and imported American jazz music; the Blue Beat label focused on American-influenced Jamaican blues and R&B, which evolved into ska, was launched following the positive response in the United Kingdom to Laurel Aitken's Melodisc release of "Lonesome Lover". Shalit put Sigimund "Siggy" Jackson in charge of the label, Jackson subsequently chose the name Blue Beat, which he said was an adaptation of "It sounds like blues and it's got a great beat" or "Blues Beat", a generic term for Jamaican blues music at the time.

The first release on the Blue Beat label was "Boogie Rock" by Laurel Aitken, licensed from Dada Tewari's Downbeat label. The Blue Beat label's distinctive blue covers and silver logo first appeared with the label's third release, "Manny Oh" by Higgs and Wilson; the Blue Beat label reached licensing agreements with the majority of major Jamaican producers and released many home-produced recordings by Siggy Jackson, featuring English-based artists such as the Marvels. Some Prince Buster hits, including "Wash-Wash", were recorded in London, involved well-known UK musicians such as Georgie Fame; the Blue Beat label released around 400 singles and over a dozen albums between 1960 and 1967. Prince Buster became the Blue Beat label's biggest star, with songs such as "Al Capone". Siggy Jackson established a Blue Beat night at the Marquee Club in London, fashion accessories featuring the Blue Beat label's logo became popular. Many records on the Blue Beat label were played alongside soul music in dance clubs such as the Twisted Wheel in Manchester.

In addition to appealing to the West Indian community in the UK, the music became associated with the British mods of the early to mid-1960s, as well as the skinheads of the late 1960s. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, records on the Blue Beat label became collectable amongst those who regarded records like Prince Buster's "Al Capone" as classics; when the ska rhythm slowed to rocksteady around 1966, Melodisc started a new sub-label and the Blue Beat label stopped issuing new releases after 1967. Jackson left to work for EMI, where he founded the Columbia Blue Beat label; the Blue Beat label was revived in 1972 for a short run of obscure releases including John Holt's "Ok Fred" and "Sad News" singles. as well as reissues of some of the popular classics from Prince Buster's catalogue such as Al Capone and Ten Commandments Of Man. In the decade some of these tunes were once again reissued in 12" single format to supply the new younger audience that emerged from the 2-Tone generation. In 1987, Buster Bloodvessel and producer Ivan Healy Purvis started a brand new record label called Blue Beat Records and licensed the Blue Beat label name and logo.

The label was run from a reclaimed riverboat named "The Bloodvessel", in Bloodvessel's backyard in Spring Hill. Between 1987 and 1990, this label released several records, including the Bad Manners album Return of The Ugly; the Bad Manners single "Skaville UK" was the last Blue Beat single to make an impact on the UK charts, reaching #87 in 1989. In 2004, Siggy Jackson was approached by No.1 Station band leader Marcus Upbeat with the idea of starting a revival of the Blue Beat label. Together Siggy and Marcus released a series of 7-inch singles on the label in the style of the Blue Beat label's 1960s output; these releases included six singles by Marcus's band No. 1 Station, which featured Blue Beat veteran Eddie'Tan-Tan' Thornton on trumpet and several guest vocalists, including The Marvels, as well as one single each from ska revival band Intensified and veterans of the Blue Beat label the Pyramids. Siggy Jackson re-issued several tracks from his own back catalogue; these releases were all limited edition vinyl pressings.

Siggy Jackson retired from the music industry. In 2011 Marcus Upbeat acquired the Blue Beat label to continue a blue beat revival List of record labels

Doomsday Book (film)

Doomsday Book is a 2012 South Korean science-fiction anthology film directed by Kim Jee-woon and Yim Pil-sung. It tells three unique stories of human self-destruction in the modern high-tech era, while displaying an alternative form of genuine humanity and compassion. A Brave New World is a political satire about a viral zombie outbreak, it won the top prize at the 2012 Fantasia Festival. The jury honored it with the Cheval Noir Award for best film for "its intelligence and originality." Doomsday Book was conceived as a three-part anthology film to be directed by Kim Jee-woon, Yim Pil-sung, Han Jae-rim. Filming began on May 21, 2006, but shortly after Kim and Yim had shot their segments, financing fell apart and the film was put on hold. Han's third segment titled "The Christmas Gift" was never shot, the two thirds remained unreleased, but in 2010 with backing from new investor TimeStory, shooting restarted with Yim and Kim collaborating on a new third installment to the trilogy with Yim as the lead director and Kim in more of a "guest director" role.

It screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Left alone after his parents go abroad on a holiday with his sister, geeky research scientist Yoon Seok-woo disposes of the accumulated rubbish in the family flat, which includes a rotten apple. Through the waste disposal system, the apple enters the food chain in the form of recycled feed for cows. Seok-woo and his date, Kim Yoo-min, end up eating the toxic beef during a barbecue one evening, soon they and the rest of the population become flesh-eating zombies. Directed by Yim Pil-sung. Written by Yim Pil-sung, Lee Hwan-hee. Starring Kim Roi-ha, Lee Kan-hee, Hwang Hyo-eun, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Woo, Choi Deok-moon, Kim Mu-yeol, Bong Joon-ho, Park Ho-young, Yoon Je-moon. Park Do-won, a young technician employed by robotics corporation UR International, is called out to check an RU-4 robot named In-myung employed at a Buddhist monastery. In-myung has become Buddhist and claims to have achieved enlightenment. Do-won says he is unqualified to do any more. UR chairman Kang, his team led by research executive Min, arrive at the monastery to decommission In-myung, on the grounds that he is an old series.

Do-won and Bodhisattva Hye-joo try to save the robot from its imminent demise. Written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. Original story by Park Seong-hwan. Starring Jo Yoon-hee, Lee Bong-gyu, Jung Jae-jin. Young Park Min-seo secretly orders a replacement 8 Ball from a strange website so her pool-obsessed father and nerdy uncle Hwan won't notice she's damaged it, she throws the original ball out of the window and it drops down a hole in the street. Two years South Korea is threatened by an asteroid that looks like a giant version of the 8 Ball. In their underground shelter, the family tries to cancel the order via the extraterrestrial website. Ten years the adult Min-seo and her family emerge from their shelter. Directed by Yim Pil-sung. Written by Yim Pil-sung, Jang Jong-ah. Original story by Park Su-min. Starring Yoon Se-ah, Ryu Seung-soo, Lee Young-eun, John Kim, Kevin Lee, Oh Jae-min, Kim Ok-jin, Jung Chul, Jo Seung-min, Nam Yoon-young, Go Joon-hee, Lee Kyung-ho, Lee Sang-joon. 2012 Fantasia Festival Cheval Noir Award2013 Asian Film Awards Nomination - Best Visual Effects - Kwak Tae-yong, Hwang Hyo-kyun, Im Jung-hoon Official website Doomsday Book at the Korean Movie Database Doomsday Book on IMDb Doomsday Book at HanCinema Doomsday Book at Rotten Tomatoes

Les Planes (Barcelona–Vallès Line)

Les Planes is a railway station in Les Planes, in the Serra de Collserola hills, part of the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district of Barcelona. It is served by lines S1 and S2 of the Metro del Vallès commuter rail system, which are operated by Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya, who run the station; the station has three tracks, although the track nearest the station building is a terminal track only accessible from the south. The tracks are served by four platform faces, but only those of the island platform between the through tracks are in normal use; this platform is accessed by footbridge and lifts. The station building is the only example of a railway station in Catalonia executed in the modernista or art nouveau style, it opened in 1916 as the northern terminus of the first section of the line from Peu del Funicular station to the Vallès. List of railway stations in Barcelona List of Modernisme buildings in Barcelona Media related to Les Planes train station at Wikimedia Commons Les Planes at Trenscat.com Les Planes at the city council website

2016 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship

The 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship was the 46th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national championship for National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I men's college lacrosse. Eighteen teams competed in the tournament, chosen by either winning an automatic qualifying conference tournament or as an at-large bid based on their performance during the regular season; the participating teams were announced on May 8. North Carolina won the title, defeating Maryland 14–13 in overtime in the final, becoming the first unseeded team to win the championship. Chris Cloutier had 19 goals and 3 assists in the tournament, including 9 goals against Loyola in the semifinals; the 19 goals is a tournament record. Maryland was ahead by two goals with over seven minutes to play. A potential game winning goal by Colin Heacock of Maryland went off the crossbar with just over a minute left in regulation; the game went into overtime where Kyle Bernlohr made a miracle save for Maryland, but the Terps were called for a one minute penalty on the play.

On the man up, Michael Tagliaferri fed Chris Cloutier. The play-in games were played at campus sites on May 11; the first round games were played at campus sites on May 14 and 15. The quarterfinal games were played on May 21, 2016 at Brown Stadium in Providence, Rhode Island, May 22, 2016 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio; the semifinals were contested on May 28, 2016, the championship on May 30, 2016. The semifinals and championship were held at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, hosted by Drexel University. Schools from 10 conferences, the America East Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference, Big East Conference, Colonial Athletic Association, Big Ten Conference, Ivy League, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Northeast Conference, Patriot League, Southern Conference received automatic bids into the tournament by winning their respective conference tournaments, leaving eight remaining at-large bids for top ranked teams; the top fourteen seeds were placed directly into the bracket, the four lowest seeds met in play-in games to the Sweet 16.

* = Overtime YouTube UNC Men's Lacrosse: Tar Heels Drop Maryland in OT for National Championship

The Swirling Eddies

The Swirling Eddies are an American rock band that began as an anonymous spinoff from the band Daniel Amos, along with new drummer David Raven. For each Swirling Eddies release, band members adopted pseudonyms for the liner notes; these pseudonyms were dropped for their third album, "Zoom Daddy". Over the years new Eddies appeared on the band's albums including "Prickly Disco", Picky Swelly, Newt York Newt York, Derry Air, Judy Ism. "Guest Eddies," a term used for musicians that contributed musically to one of the band's projects made appearances on nearly every album. The list of "Guest Eddies" includes Buckeye Jazzbo, Miracle Babe, Mary Baker Eddy, Jeb McSwaggart, Mike Roe, Eddie DeGarmo; as early as 1991, Taylor saw the Eddies as an ever-evolving and ever-growing family of like-minded musicians. At that time, in an interview with Harvest Rock Syndicate, Taylor explained that the plan was to " the Eddies up to more artists, sort of make the Eddies this conglomerate of different people that I've always wanted to work with, have a lot of song-writing teams involved and different lead singers.

Just make it this mass of people, that sort of fluctuates and changes."The band released its debut album on Alarma Records in 1988 entitled Let's Spin!. Outdoor Elvis, released in 1989, featured the band's first two radio singles, "Driving in England" and "Hide the Beer, the Pastor's Here!". The title track included lines such as: "It's said he croons when the moon's above, singing tenderly'Hunk of Burning Love.'" The band's documentary video and Phlegm was released the following year. In 2004, the band began to work on their first album of original, new material in ten years entitled The midget, the speck and the molecule; the recording sessions ended in May 2007 and the album was released on July 23, 2007. Tim Chandler died on October 8, 2018. Let's Spin!, 1988 album Outdoor Elvis, 1989 album Zoom Daddy, 1994 album The Berry Vest of The Swirling Eddies, Best of album featured a bonus track on the tape version reversing the usual convention of the time of only putting bonus tracks on the CD, 1995 Compilation Sacred Cows, 1996 album The midget, the speck and the molecule, 2007 album Swirling Mellow, Released numerous times between 1988 and 2008 Spittle & Phlegm, 1990 VHS documentary Spittle and Phlegm, 2002 DVD documentary The Swirling Eddies at www.

DanielAmos.com The Swirling Eddies Discography The Swirling Eddies at Myspace.com

Nanning–Kunming railway

The Nanning–Kunming railway, or Nankun railway, is a single-track electrified railroad in Southwest China between Nanning and Kunming, provincial capitals of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Yunnan Province. The railway was built from December 24, 1990 to March 18, 1997 and has a total length of 898.7 km, including the main line of 863.04 km between Nanning and Kunming and a branch line from Weishe Township of Xingyi City to Hongguo Township of Liupanshui municipality, in Guizhou province. The Nankun Railway is a major rail conduit in Southwest China. Major cities and towns along route include Nanning, Xingyi and Kunming; the Qingshuihe Railway Bridge carries the railway across the deep gorge of the Quigshui River. It is one of the highest bridges in the fifth-highest railway bridge; the bridge has a 420-foot main span. The bridge opened in 2000; the Nanning–Kunming railway provides the shortest railway connection between Yunnan Province and China's sea ports on the Tonkin Gulf, such as Fangchenggang and Beihai, thus playing a role somewhat similar to that played by the Kunming–Hai Phong railway before World War II.

Nanning: Hunan–Guangxi railway Tiandong: the Tiandong-Debao branch used by the bauxite mining industry. Weishe: Weishe–Hongguo railway Kunming: Shanghai–Kunming railway / Neijiang–Kunming railway, Chengdu–Kunming railway Nanning–Kunming high-speed railway List of railways in China