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Bridge piercing

A bridge piercing is a facial piercing through the skin on the bridge of the nose directly between the eyes of the wearer. A variation on this piercing, the vertical bridge piercing is a surface piercing, with all of the risks or potential complications related to surface piercings; the risk of rejection is quite high for this piercing. There is a high risk of scarring when the jewellery is removed. Bridge piercings are most pierced with straight barbells, although curved barbells and surface bars are possible initial jewellery. Once the piercing is healed, it is possible to wear a captive bead ring in it, although depending on the placement of the piercing, a D-ring styled ring may be necessary to prevent migration caused by the pressure exerted by the shape of a ring. Like many other facial piercings, there are many misconceptions about bridge piercings; some involve eye problems, such as involuntary eye crossing. Other beliefs have to do with infections from piercings spreading to the brain, via the sinuses.

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Never Scared (song)

"Never Scared" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Bone Crusher, released as his debut single and the lead single from his debut album, AttenCHUN!. The song was produced by Avery Johnson and features verses from fellow Atlanta-based rappers Killer Mike and T. I.. The song became a Top 40 hit, reaching number 26 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, while reaching the top 10 of the Billboard Hot R&B Hip-Hop and Rap charts; the success of the single propelled AttenCHUN! to reach number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, although Bone Crusher's success would be short-lived as "Never Scared" would be his only charting single. The song, was only the first of many future hit singles for T. I; the official remix features verses by New York-based rappers Cam'ron and Busta Rhymes. The song was used by the Atlanta Braves as its theme song for the 2003 season. A Madden Remix to "Never Scared" is featured on the video game Madden NFL 04. In 2015 Bone Crusher reprises a version of the chorus from "Never Scared" for the song "All of Me" from WAOR The song is featured on WAORs EP "Get Ready For WAOR" released October 1, 2016.

Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Caladenia rileyi

Caladenia rileyi known as the Gillenbah spider orchid, is a plant in the orchid family Orchidaceae and is endemic to New South Wales. It is a ground orchid with a single yellowish-green and red flower. Caladenia rileyi is a terrestrial, deciduous, herb with an underground tuber and a single leaf, 40–100 mm long and 6–8 mm wide. A single yellowish-green and red flower is borne on a spike 80–250 mm tall; the sepals and petals have thick, club-like glandular tips 6–25 mm long. The dorsal sepal is erect, 40–55 mm long and 2–3 mm wide; the lateral sepals are 40–55 mm long, 3–4 mm wide and are parallel to each other and held below horizontal. The petals are 30–40 mm long, about 2 mm wide and turned downwards; the labellum is 17 -- 20 mm long and 18 -- greenish-white with a dark red tip. The sides of the labellum turn have between four and six teeth up to 6 mm long; the tip of the labellum curls downwards and there are four rows of crowded calli up to 3 mm long, along its mid-line. Flowering occurs from September to October.

Caladenia rileyi was first formally described in 1997 by David Jones and the description was published in The Orchadian from a specimen collected in the Gillenbah State Forest near Narrandera. The Gillenbah spider orchid grows in Callitris woodland between Narrandera and Jerilderie on the south-west slopes of New South Wales

Carlo Bartolomeo Rastrelli

Carlo Bartolomeo Rastrelli was an Italian sculptor and architect. Born in Italy, he moved in 1716 to Russia, his most famous works include the Monument to Peter I and a wax figure and several busts of Peter the Great. His son Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli became a prominent architect in Russia. Carlo Bartolomeo Rastrelli was born in Florence, Tuscany, in the family of a wealthy nobleman Francesco Rastrelli. Carlo received versatile training in arts, which included work with bronze and jewelry, as well as drawing and architecture design. However, he could not apply his skills in Florence, going through an economic crisis. Rastrelli moved with his wife, a Spanish noblewoman, to Rome and to Paris, where she gave birth to their son Francesco Bartolomeo. In 1706, Rastrelli completed the tomb of a minister of Louis XIV of France, for which he received the title of Count; the tomb was demolished in 1792. He continued designing tombstones in the Baroque style, but they found less success in France, which moved toward Neoclassicism.

Peter the Great used this situation to attract demoted artists to Russia, so in 1715 Rastrelli and his son were invited to Russia. Rastrelli's duties included the design of palaces, fountains, theatrical decorations, stamps for minting coins and medals, as well as monuments, using various materials such as rocks and wax. Rastrelli had to teach arts to Russian students, he arrived in Saint Petersburg in March 1716 on a three-year contract, but stayed in Russia until his death in 1744. In Russia Rastrelli worked as an architect, he participated in the planning of Vasilyevsky Island and in the construction of the palace in Strelna. He proposed his design of the building of the Senate, made models of hydraulic machines and fountains, taught at the Academy of Sciences. However, he soon started experiencing a strong competition from Jean-Baptiste Alexandre Le Blond, an architect who moved to Russia in 1716, focused on sculpture, his first significant work was bust of Alexander Menshikov, which he completed by the end of 1716 using lead, in 1717 cast in bronze.

A marble copy of the bust was created in the 1740s by Vitali. In the 1720s he worked on the Grand Cascade and Samson Fountain in Peterhof Palace and on a triumphal pillar commemorating the Great Northern War. A model of the latter unfinished work was installed in the Hermitage in 1938. In 1741, he completed the statue of "Anna Ioannovna with a black boy", exhibited in the Russian Museum. In 1719, Rastrelli made a mask of Peter's face, which he used in his work on three busts of Peter: in bronze, in wood and in gilded lead; the bronze bust was cast in 1723, its details were refined in 1729 by an assistant of Rastrelli. After Peter's death in 1725, Rastrelli made another face mask, as well as molds of his hands and feet. Using all these details, by the order of Catherine I of Russia, he made a wax-and-wood figure of Peter, exhibited in the Hermitage; the mask and figure were used for several statues of Peter, including the Monument to Peter I by Mihail Chemiakin. The figure is clothed in Peter's belongings: a coat, jacket and belt with shoulder strap made from a blue silk cloth and embroidered with silver thread.

The blue ribbon of the Order of St. Andrew crosses the chest; the costume was restored in the 1960s. According to records of A. K. Nartov, a mechanic and personal turner of Peter, it was decorated by Catherine and her maids, consistent with the examination results of the 1960s. In 1716, Peter ordered Rastrelli to build his monument in commemoration of the Russian victories in the Great Northern War. Rastrelli based his work on triumphal statues of the Roman generals. In 1724, he created a model, approved by Peter, but the construction of the main monument was halted by Peter's death. Catherine the Great disliked it. Only in 1800, her son Paul installed the monument in front of his Saint Michael's Castle, he ordered to add the inscription "From great grandson to great grandfather" to the pedestal, decorated with bas-reliefs depicting scenes of Russian victories during the Great Northern War

Guettarda speciosa

Guettarda speciosa, with common names sea randa, or zebra wood, is a species of shrub in the family Rubiaceae found in coastal habitats in tropical areas around the Pacific Ocean, including the coastline of central and northern Queensland and Northern Territory in Australia, Pacific Islands, including Micronesia, French Polynesia and Fiji and Indonesia, Maldives and the east coast of Africa. It reaches 6 m in height, has fragrant white flowers, large green prominently-veined leaves, it grows in sand above the high tide mark. Alternate names in the Cook Islands include'Ano, Hano and Puapua; the last is used in Samoa, the similar Puopua in Tonga. It is known as utilomar in the Marshall Islands, it was described by Carl Linnaeus. The genus was named in honour of the 18th century French naturalist Jean-Étienne Guettard, while the specific epithet is derived from the Latin speciosus'showy', it is small tree 2 -- 6 m tall by 1 -- 3 m wide with smooth creamy grey bark. The large oval-shaped leaves are 15–23 cm long by 10–18 cm wide.

Dark green and smooth above with prominent paler veins, they are finely hairy underneath. Flowering is from October to May, the fragrant white flowers are 2.5–3 cm long with 4–9 lobes. These are followed by sweet-smelling globular hard fruit, measuring 2.5 cm–2.8 cm × 2.2 cm–2.5 cm, which mature September to March. Guettarda speciosa is found in coastal habitats in tropical areas around the Pacific Ocean, including the coastline of central and northern Queensland and Northern Territory in Australia, Pacific Islands, including Micronesia, French Polynesia and Fiji and Indonesia, Maldives and the east coast of Africa; as its name suggests, the beach gardenia grows on beaches and sandy places above the high tide level. The Mariana Fruit Bat feeds on flowers, acting as a vector for the dispersal of seeds; the large leaves were used in various ways by the indigenous people of northern Australia. The stems could be used to make Macassan pipes; the flowers were used to scent coconut oil on the Cook Islands, the wood for dwellings and canoes.

A useful plant for seaside planting in tropical climates, it needs a sunny aspect and well-drained soil. It has proven difficult to propagate, as this must be done by seed which may take months to germinate. Media related to Guettarda speciosa at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Guettarda speciosa at Wikispecies

Woven Cord

Woven Cord is a live progressive rock album by Iona with the All Souls Orchestra, released in 1999. It was recorded on 29 May 1999 at the Royal Festival Hall in London, when Iona joined with the All Souls Orchestra for a unique collaboration to celebrate the band's tenth anniversary. Additional recording was made at Visions of Albion, Yorkshire, in July and August 1999; the engineers were Matt Parkin. Joanne Hogg - vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards Dave Bainbridge - guitars, bouzouki Phil Barker - bass guitar Frank Van Essen - drums, violin Troy Donockley - Uillean pipes, cittern, keyboards,vVocals Nick Beggs - Chapman stick Tim Harries - double bass Marlou Van Essen - backing vocals All Souls Orchestra - orchestral instruments Noel Tredinnick - conductor, arranger Disc 1 - total time 78:08 "Overture" – 5:01 "Bi"-Se I Mo Shuil Pt. 1 – 2:33 "Matthew" - The Man – 13:01 "White Sands" – 4:15 "Murlough Bay" – 4:17 "Dancing on the Wall" – 5:27 "Encircling" – 12:24 "Lindisfarne" – 7:52 "Revelation" – 7:00 "Woven Cord" – 9:25 "Beyond These Shores" – 6:53 1999, UK, Alliance Records ALD 1901802, release date?

October 1999, CD 1999, USA, Forefront Records FFD-5246, release date? October 1999, CD 2005, UK, Open Sky Records OPENVP6CD, release date 20 June 2005, CD