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Bug Music

Bug Music was an influential independent music publisher in Los Angeles, California. Their clients included Johnny Cash and Roseanne Cash, Los Lobos, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Del Shannon, Three 6 Mafia, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Woody Guthrie, John Prine, Richard Thompson. Regarded as a major contributor to the evolution of Los Angeles and independent music, the firm's catalog included songs across genres as diverse blues, Americana, roots music, folk and alternative rock, as well as hip-hop and Latin rock."Bug Music: Music Of The Raymond Scott Quintette, John Kirby & His Orchestra, And The Duke Ellington Orchestra" is the title of a 1996 album by Don Byron on Nonesuch Records

Venetus A

Venetus A is the more common name for the tenth century AD manuscript catalogued in the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice as Codex Marcianus Graecus 454, now 822. Venetus A is the most famous manuscript of the Homeric Iliad; as well as the text of the Iliad, Venetus A preserves several layers of annotations and commentaries known as the "A scholia", a summary of the early Greek Epic Cycle, by far the most important source of information on those lost poems. Venetus A contains the following in one volume: a full text of the Iliad in ancient Greek marginal critical marks, shown by finds of ancient papyri to reflect accurately those that would have been in Aristarchus' edition of the Iliad damaged excerpts from Proclus' Chrestomathy, namely the Life of Homer, summaries of all of the Epic Cycle except the Cypria two sets of marginal scholia on the Iliad: the "A scholia", derived from the work of Aristarchus some "D scholia", discussing difficulties in the meanings of words among the above, a few exegetical scholia None of the works on which the scholia in Venetus A are based survive.

As a result, the task of tracing their contents to their sources is extraordinarily difficult and obscure. The study of the Iliadic scholia is a significant ongoing research topic in Homeric scholarship; the A scholia, for which Venetus A is by far the most important source, derive from the so-called "VMK", named for the four ancient scholars Aristonicus, Didymus and Nicanor. The main source for the A scholia was a compilation of their work, rather than each of the four men's work individually; because all four of these scholars worked in the tradition of the Alexandrian scholar Aristarchus, much of the A scholia can be traced back to Aristarchus himself. The relationship between the A scholia and other branches of the Iliadic scholia, however, is much more debatable and confused. A text which does not survive, known as "ApH" for its authors "Apion and Herodorus", is key to all reconstructions of this relationship. Eustathius in his own commentary on the Iliad refers to "Apion and Herodorus" as a source, a comparison between them shows that the relationship between "ApH" and the A scholia is a close one.

Two stemmata or "family trees" for Venetus A may be summarised from the work of van der Valk and Erbse respectively: Of the two, Erbse's viewpoint tends to be the more regarded. Another important source that feeds into A is a group of scholia on mythographical and allegorical topics, derived from Porphyry's Homeric Questions; the current standard edition of the Iliad's scholia, that of Erbse, omits these scholia. On the origins of the Proclean Chrestomathy, preserved in Venetus A, see Epic Cycle, Eutychius Proclus. Venetus A was created in the tenth century AD. All text on the manuscript dates to the same period, including the Iliad text, critical marks, two sets of scholia in different writing styles; the twelfth century Byzantine scholar and archbishop Eustathius if he never saw the manuscript itself knew texts which were related to it. At some point Venetus A was transported to Italy. At one point it was thought. In 1424, in a letter to Traversari in Venice, he mentioned four volumes which he had brought back from Greece: Aristarchum super Iliade in duobus voluminibus, opus quoddam spatiosum et pretiosissimum.

Aristarchus on the Iliad in two volumes, a large and precious work. Aurispa owned the "two volumes" in 1421. For a long time it was thought that these two volumes were Venetus A and Venetus B. More however, it has been pointed out that the Venetus A and B manuscripts list multiple authors as their sources, not just Aristarchus, Aurispa would be unlikely to have ignored this distinction. One scholar has suggested that Aurispa's two volumes were in fact Laurentianus LIX 2 and 3, a two-volume copy of Eustathius' Iliad commentary corrected in Eustathius' own hand, in which the title is erased. Venetus A came into the possession of Cardinal Bessarion, the Greek immigrant and scholar, the man most directly responsible for the Western rediscovery of Greek literature in the Renaissance. Bessarion collected over a thousand books in the fifteenth century, including the only complete text of Athenaios' Deipnosophistai. In 1468, Bessarion donated his library to the Republic of Venice, the library was increased by further acquisitions from Bessarion until his death in 1473.

This collection became the core of the Biblioteca Marciana. Bessarion made a condition that scholars wishing to consult the library should deposit books, but no attempt to enforce this was made until 1530; the earliest known scholar to have used Venetus A as a source is Martinus Phileticus in the 1480s. In 1554, Bessarion's library was transferred to the building designed for it by Sansovino, the Biblioteca Sansoviniana, it remains there today. After that, Venetus A was forgotten until Villoison rediscovered and published it, along w

United Nations Security Council Resolution 619

United Nations Security Council resolution 619, adopted unanimously on 9 August 1988, after recalling Resolution 598, the Council approved a report by the Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar on the implementation of paragraph 2 of Resolution 598. The Council decided therefore, to establish the United Nations Iran–Iraq Military Observer Group for an initial period of six months, to monitor the ceasefire between Iran and Iraq at the end of their conflict. Iran–Iraq relations Iran–Iraq War List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 601 to 700 Resolutions 479, 514, 522, 540, 552, 582, 598, 612, 616 and 620 Text of the Resolution at Works related to United Nations Security Council Resolution 619 at Wikisource

2004–05 Indiana Pacers season

The 2004–05 NBA season was the Pacers' 29th season in the National Basketball Association, 38th season as a franchise. The Pacers finished third in the Central Division with a 44–38 record; this season marked the final season for All-Star guard Reggie Miller. Before the regular season began, the Indiana Pacers were considered a favorite in the Eastern Conference to reach the NBA Finals, due to a deep, talented roster including established names such as Reggie Miller, Jermaine O'Neal, Ron Artest, Stephen Jackson, Jamaal Tinsley, etc. Al Harrington, a combination forward who had established himself as one of the best sixth-men in the NBA in the past two years, was dealt in the offseason to the Atlanta Hawks in return for swingman Stephen Jackson, after Harrington demanded that the Pacers start him or trade him; the Pacers started off the 2004-05 season in strong fashion– until the infamous events of November 19, 2004. Towards the end of a blowout over the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills, the Pacers' Ron Artest committed a hard foul against Ben Wallace.

Wallace retaliated by pushing Artest, Artest ran over to the scorer's table and laid atop it in order to prevent himself from being provoked into an altercation with Wallace. Pistons fan John Green threw a cup of beer at Artest; the situation escalated with fans and several Pacers taking part. Stephen Jackson followed Artest into the stands while Jermaine O'Neal struck a fan who came onto the court. Jamaal Tinsley picked up a long-handled dustpan in order to use as a weapon, although he was never forced to use it; the game was called a Pacers victory with 45.9 seconds left on the clock and the score 97-82, the Pacers left the floor amid a shower of beer and other beverages that rained down from the stands. Artest was suspended for the rest of the season without pay for his role in the'basketbrawl.' Several of the involved players were suspended by NBA Commissioner David Stern, but the hardest hit were Artest, Jackson, O'Neal and the Pacers' Anthony Johnson. O'Neal was charged with two counts of assault and battery, while Artest, Jackson and David Harrison were charged with one count each.

Artest's suspension was the longest in NBA history for any suspension unrelated to substance abuse issues, keeping Artest out of a record 73 regular season games and 13 playoff games. After the brawl and the consequences that followed, the Pacers fell downward in the Central Division, they went from a legitimate title contender with a record of 7-2, to a team that hovered around.500 in winning percentage, while the Detroit Pistons became the Central Division champions with a 54-28 record. In addition to all the players rendered unavailable due to suspensions, the Pacers struggled with several injuries to key players. In one game, the Pacers were forced to activate and dress an injured Jeff Foster though the coaching staff had no intention of letting him play, just so that they could meet the NBA's requirement that each team has at least eight active players at the start of the game. Meanwhile, Fred Jones played 40 or more minutes in six consecutive games because the Pacers did not have any shooting guards in reserve due to an injury to Reggie Miller.

Despite the difficulties with the suspensions and injuries, the Pacers earned a sixth seed in the playoffs with a record of 44-38, due to strong play by many talented members of the Pacers' deep bench, including Jones, Anthony Johnson, Austin Croshere, a resurgence by Miller, whose career had been dwindling in recent years. Despite Miller's resurgence, he announced in February 2005 through his sister Cheryl Miller that he would be retiring from basketball at the conclusion of the 2004-05 season. Throughout the season, the Pacers signed several different players to replace the bench players, promoted to starters, including Michael Curry, Marcus Haislip, others. In a blowout win over the Milwaukee Bucks on January 4, 2005, Jermaine O'Neal scored a career high in points, with 55. During the fourth quarter, however, he asked to be removed from the game out of respect for Reggie Miller, because he did not wish to break Miller's franchise record of 57 points, set during the 1992–93 NBA season. An important reason for their strong finish was the re-acquisition of Dale Davis in March, released by the New Orleans Hornets after being traded there by the Golden State Warriors.

He played the final 25 games of the regular season and every playoff game, contributing a strong presence at center. However, Davis' signing coincided with an injury to Jermaine O'Neal that would knock him out for the remainder of the regular season—indeed, O'Neal's first missed game due to his injury was Davis' first game back with the Pacers. So despite the adversity they had gone through, the Pacers made the playoffs for the 13th time in 14 years. In the first round, Indiana defeated the Atlantic Division champion Boston Celtics in seven games, winning Game 7 in Boston by the decisive margin of 97-70; the Pacers advanced to the second-round against the Detroit Pistons, in a rematch of the previous year's Eastern Conference Finals. The series featured games back at The Palace of Auburn Hills, the scene of the brawl that many ass

House of Fools (TV series)

House of Fools is a British comedy television series, first broadcast on BBC Two on 14 January 2014. The series features Bob Mortimer and Vic Reeves, who are the writers. House of Fools was recommissioned for a second series in March 2014. A Christmas Special aired on 28 December 2014, with the second series following on 16 February 2015. On 25 August 2015, BBC Two cancelled the series; the series takes the duo of Vic and Bob's blend of rapid-fire jokes and surrealist wit, applying it to the sitcom format. Episodes are filled with musical routines to deliver plot points, strange events that break up the action, non-sequitur gags, off-colour jokes, oddball characters; each episode shows Bob Mortimer's house being filled with uninvited people, to his frustration - built around a basic sitcom premise. Vic Reeves is one of the uninvited guests. Living in the house is Bob's son Erik. Julie lives next door. Bob Mortimer as HimselfBob owns the house. A proud wig-wearer, Bob has a crush on Sandi Toksvig as a running gag.

Though he is led to frustration by the antics of his friends and his friends always manage to pull through tough situations with teamwork, which they celebrate in the closing credits musical routine of the show. Vic Reeves as HimselfBob's best friend and housemate, acting as both a source of annoyance and a voice of reason to Bob. Vic tends to be more easy-going than Bob, with more of a sense of awareness about the bigger picture. Vic is willing to go out of his way to help his friend Bob out, though he will indulge in strange and juvenile behaviour, such as stealing wigs using a trained hawk from a wig-wearer's convention, he starts the episode with a song to the tune of "Day Trip to Bangor". Daniel Simonsen as ErikBob's son, Erik is a recluse who comes down from his guarded bedroom; when he does, it's to dry-retch at something that disgusts him, or mock his father for being uncool. By contrast, he considers Bob's friend and flatmate Vic Reeves to be a cool guy, maintains an amiable relationship with him.

In spite of putting Bob down, Erik appears to secretly harbour genuine devotion and love for his father, as seen in the episode The Birthday Affair. Morgana Robinson as JulieVic and Bob's crazy next-door neighbour, Julie is something of a nymphomaniac encouraging the male characters to'buff my Barnaby Rudge', she is fixated on Vic Reeves, who spurns her romantic advances nervously. Julie appears aloof of problematic situations smiling broadly when people are distressed, plays gags on others. In spite of her odd behaviour, she is willing to go out of her way to help her neighbours when they are in trouble. Matt Berry as Beef GaloreVic and Bob's suave, eccentric retro/70s styled next door neighbour with a fetish for African ladies and countless anecdotes about his rather nefarious activities in Africa, his first entrances in episodes are accompanied by a singing routine in disco dance music. He shows up to help out or entertain his friends. Dan Skinner as Bosh Rogan JoshVic's jailbird brother, Bosh takes an instant dislike to Bob despite living in his house and paying no rent.

Bosh is unable or unwilling to find either a job or a place to stay, invents excuses for him to extend his visit when confronted. As a running gag, he calls people a twat when being friendly, he proves himself useful when the other characters are in need. Reece Shearsmith as MartinJulie's deceased former lover, Martin is referenced several times by Julie before making an appearance in The Ghost Affair. Ellie White as Rachel Rachel is Erik's girlfriend and has several noticeable similarities to Erik, including her clothes, speaking voice and mannerisms. House of Fools was commissioned by Janice Hadlow and Shane Allen, both working for the BBC; the pilot episode was filmed on 22 March 2013 at BBC Television Centre. The remaining five episodes of Series 1 were filmed at Elstree Studios on 8, 15, 22, 29 November and 6 December 2013 in front of an audience of 260 people. Series 2 was filmed at dock10, MediaCityUK; the series is a BBC Comedy production in association with Pett Productions. House of Fools has Mark Freeland as executive producer.

The theme music is called "Party Time", written by Keith Mansfield and published by KPM. All episodes are written by Vic Reeves. In total the show aired one Christmas special. Overnight figures showed that the pilot episode was watched by 6.8% of the viewing audience for that time, with 1.27 million watching it. The second episode was watched by 936,000 viewers and the third episode was watched by 815,000 people; the final three episodes of the first series were seen by 677,000 and 758,000 respectively. Both series of House of Fools have been released on DVD. Shooting Stars House of Fools at BBC Programmes House of Fools at British Comedy Guide House of Fools on IMDb Radio Times, House of Fools


Xfund is an American venture capital firm with offices in Palo Alto and Cambridge, Massachusetts. It provides early-stage venture capital to entrepreneurs across multiple disciplines. Since its founding, it has invested in 23andMe, Halo Neuro, Landit, Ravel Law, Rest Devices, Zumper, among others. Xfund was founded as the Experiment Fund in 2012 as a partnership between the venture capital companies New Enterprise Associates, Accel Partners, Breyer Capital, Polaris Partners. Anchored at Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, it was established to make seed-stage investments in startups developed at Harvard and MIT. In 2014 its investment portfolio was acquired by Xfund, a $100m successor fund co-founded by Hugo Van Vuuren and Patrick S. Chung; the Experiment Fund was launched in January 2012 as a $10 million seed fund and incubator designed to support student start-ups and develop technologies and platforms created in Cambridge. Its advisors included Harvard faculty members Edwards, Harry Lewis, Doug Melton, John Palfrey, in addition to MIT researcher Hugo Liu, Facebook co-founder Andrew McCollum, Breyer Capital's Jim Breyer and NEA's Harry Weller and Chung.

To avoid potential conflicts of interest, Harvard had no financial stake in the Experiment Fund. Run with Van Vuuren as the "on the ground" full-time partner in Cambridge 50% of the deal-flow in the original fund came from companies launched by Harvard students and staff. 25 % came from 9 % from Stanford. Experiment Fund identified more than 3500 investment opportunities in the community in the first two years of its existence, it invested in five. The average markup of the portfolio from seed valuation to valuation in May 2014 was over 10x. In December 2014, Van Vuuren and Chung raised $100 million in capital commitments for a second fund, founded Xfund. Experiment Fund investments were rolled into the Xfund portfolio, the company was renamed Xfund. Xfund's limited partners included Top Tier Capital, Goldman Sachs, Saudi Aramco, Jasper Ridge and Breyer Capital. In January 2016, Van Vuuren reached out to Xfund's Limited Partners Advisory Committee accusing Chung of mismanagement in response to the firing of an employee.

Separately, Chung had reached out to the LPAC requesting intervention and raising questions about Van Vuuren's stability. In March 2016, the LPAC voted to put Chung in charge. In May 2016, Van Vuuren filed a civil lawsuit against Chung, alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, a violation of California's two-party consent law; the case was settled in February 2017. Brandon Farwell of Rothenberg Ventures, subsequently joined Xfund as a partner. Xfund