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Michiel Braam

Michiel Braam is a Dutch jazz pianist and composer. He studied at the ArtEZ School of Music in Arnhem, where he is head of the Jazz & Pop dept. In 1986 he founded 2 bands: Bentje Braam. In 1987 Michiel Braam was commissioned by the NOS, he composed a work for piano entitled Cows and Beasts. It was performed by Braam on piano, the clarinet players Ab Baars, Theo Jörgensmann, Michael Moore and Louis Sclavis. In 1989 he founded Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher, in 2005 eBraam, in 2011 Michiel Braam's Hybrid 10tet. In 2015 the trio "Nos Otrobanda" was formed with André Groen on güira; that band specialises in Antillean Walttzes. Together with Frans Vermeerssen he co-leads the sextet All Ears, he worked with musicians like George Lewis, Benjamin Herman, Han Bennink and Hannes Bauer and Steve Argüelles. The orchestra Bik Bent Braam was considered to be one of the main bigger orchestras in the field of improvisation-music and performed worldwide, as the trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher still does. In 2007 Braam composed Nopera, a sort of music theater piece in which the written parts could be performed at random and contained lots of room for improvisation, the libretto was written in the Nothingyettish language.

In 2012 Bik Bent Braam stopped and a septet named Flex Bent Braam took its place. In 2013 the first program "Lucebert" of that band was presented with an album. In 2015 eBraam recorded "The Extraordinary Love Story of Aye Aye and Fedor", with singer Dean Bowman as narrator, after Ana Isabel Ordonez's children's book, in a bigger project that involves dance and fine art. 2016 Reeds & Deeds started, with Frans Vermeerssen, Alex Coke, Bo van de Graaf, Arjen Gorter and Makki van Engelen. This sextet plays the music of Roland Kirk and issued an album in 2019, "Live at JazzCase". In 2020 it will be 25 years ago Bik Bent Braam performed the program "The XIJZ of Bik Bent Braam". A special latin version of this program will be touring during the anniversary year 2020 by the new 13-piece ensemble Son Bent Braam (including Angelo Verploegen, Joël Botma, Ilja Reijngoud, Efe Erdem, Efraïm Trujillo, Bart van der Putten, Frans Vermeerssen, Jesse Schilderink, Aty de Windt, André Groen, Danny Rombout and Martin Gort entitled "El XYZ de Son Bent Braam".

In 1988, Braam was honoured with the Podium prize and in 1997 he got Dutch most important jazz prize, the VPRO/Boy Edgar Award. De Parkeermeterfabriek for Big Band De AABA suite for Big Band Koeien en Beesten for 4 clarinets and piano Sopraantje, an operette for vocal & 11 musicians Worms is Back for piano Alle 13 goed for Bik Bent Braam Kwertie for male vocal quartet Bik Bent Braam Goes Bonsai 13 Concerten for Bik Bent Braam Nopera Extremen for Bik Bent Braam Non-Functionals for Michiel Braam's Wurli Trio Quartet for Trio BraamDeJoodevatcher Serendipities for Bik Bent Braam On The Move for Michiel Braam's Hybrid 10tet Exit for Bik Bent Braam 3 for eBraam Black to White for Matangi String Quartet Lucebert for Flex Bent Braam The Extraordinary Love Story Of Aye Aye And Fedor for eBraam Marjan, Sissi for Nos Otrobanda A Malicious Teleological Primordiality for Hawinkels Band El XYZ de Son Bent Braam for Son Bent Braam Oeps! Bentje Braam Rompiendo La Rutina Howdy! Jazzs One For Rahsaan Het XYZ der Bik Bent Braam Niet met de deuren slaan Monk Materials / Playing the second Coolbook Zwart Wit 13 Colors Bik Bent Braam Goes Bonsai Foamy Wife Hum/Line Michiel vs Braam Growing Pains Cobra Change this Song Hosting Changes Extremen Non-Functionals Quartet Quintet On The Move 3 Lucebert Live at Novara Aye Gloomy Sunday The Curaçao Experience 40 jaar na P.

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Wu Zhaohui

Wu Zhaohui is a Chinese computer scientist. He is a professor who has served as President of Zhejiang University since 2015, he was elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017. Wu was born in Wenzhou, Zhejiang in December 1966, his father Wu Xuequan was academic director of Wenzhou No. 7 High School. He has a younger sister, he entered Zhejiang University in 1984, where he received his Ph. D. in computer science in 1993. Wu is a professor in the College of Computer Science and Technology at Zhejiang University before he was named in May 2015 to be President of the university. In 2007, he was assistant to university president and vice president and executive vice president, he serves as a director of the National Panel of Modern Service Industry, vice president of the China Association of Higher Education, vice president of the Chinese Health Information Association. Wu's major research is focused on cyborg intelligence in the computer science and technology discipline, he was a chief scientist in the 973 Project and an information expert in the 863 Project.

His research covers cyborg intelligence, A. I. service computing, computational intelligence. Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Tsardom of Russia

The Tsardom of Russia called the Tsardom of Muscovy, was the centralized Russian state from the assumption of the title of Tsar by Ivan IV in 1547 until the foundation of the Russian Empire by Peter the Great in 1721. From 1551 to 1700, Russia grew by 35,000 km2 per year; the period includes the upheavals of the transition from the Rurik to the Romanov dynasties, many wars with the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Ottoman Empire as well as the Russian conquest of Siberia, leading up to the ground-changing reign of Peter the Great, who took power in 1689 and transformed the Tsardom into a major European power. During the Great Northern War, he implemented substantial reforms and proclaimed the Russian Empire after victory over Sweden in 1721. While the oldest endonyms of the Grand Duchy of Moscow used in its documents were Rus' and the Russian land, a new form of its name, Rusia or Russia and became common in the 15th century. In the 1480s Russian state scribes Ivan Cherny and Mikhail Medovartsev mention Russia under the name Росиа, Medovartsev mentions "the sceptre of Russian lordship".

In the following century Russia co-existed with the old name Rus' and appeared in an inscription on the western portal of the Transfiguration Cathedral of the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery in Yaroslavl, on the icon case of the Theotokos of Vladimir, in the work by Maximus the Greek, the Russian Chronograph written by Dosifei Toporkov in 1516–22 and in other sources. In 1547, Ivan IV assumed the title of “Tsar and Grand Duke of all Rus'” and was crowned on 16 January, thereby turning the Grand Duchy of Moscow into Tsardom of Russia, or "the Great Russian Tsardom", as it was called in the coronation document, by Constantinople Patriarch Jeremiah II and in numerous official texts, but the state remained referred to as Moscovia throughout Europe, predominantly in its Catholic part, though this Latin term was never used in Russia; the two names "Russia" and "Moscovia" appear to have co-existed as interchangeable during the 16th and throughout the 17th century with different Western maps and sources using different names, so that the country was called "Russia, or Moscovia" or "Russia, popularly known as Moscovia".

In England of the 16th century, it was known both as Muscovy. Such notable Englishmen as Giles Fletcher, author of the book Of the Russe Common Wealth, Samuel Collins, author of The Present State of Russia, both of whom visited Russia, were familiar with the term Russia and used it in their works. So did numerous other authors, including John Milton, who wrote A brief history of Moscovia and of other less-known countries lying eastward of Russia, published posthumously, starting it with the words: "The Empire of Moscovia, or as others call it, Russia..."In the Russian Tsardom, the word Russia replaced the old name Rus' in official documents, though the names Rus' and Russian land were still common and synonymous to it, appeared in the form Great Russia, more typical of the 17th century, whereas the state was known as Great-Russian Tsardom. According to prominent historians like Alexander Zimin and Anna Khoroshkevich, the continuous use of the term Moscovia was a result of traditional habit and the need to distinguish between the Muscovite and the Lithuanian part of the Rus', as well as of the political interests of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, which competed with Moscow for the western regions of the Rus'.

Due to the propaganda of the Commonwealth, as well as of the Jesuits, the term Moscovia was used instead of Russia in many parts of Europe where prior to the reign of Peter the Great there was a lack of direct knowledge of the country. In Northern Europe and at the court of the Holy Roman Empire, the country was known under its own name, Russia or Rossia. Sigismund von Herberstein, ambassador of the Holy Roman Emperor in Russia, used both Russia and Moscovia in his work on the Russian tsardom and noted: "The majority believes that Russia is a changed name of Roxolania. Muscovites refute this, saying that their country was called Russia". Pointing to the difference between Latin and Russian names, French captain Jacques Margeret, who served in Russia and left a detailed description of L’Empire de Russie of the early 17th century, presented to King Henry IV, stated that foreigners make "a mistake when they call them Muscovites and not Russians; when they are asked what nation they are, they respond'Russac', which means'Russians', when they are asked what place they are from, the answer is Moscow, Vologda and other cities".

The closest analogue of the Latin term Moscovia in Russia was “Tsardom of Moscow”, or “Moscow Tsardom”, used along with the name "Russia", sometimes in one sentence, as in the name of the 17th century Russian work On the Great and Glorious Russian Moscow State. By the 16th century, the Russian ruler had emerged as a Tsar. By assuming that title, the sovereign of Moscow tried to emphasize that he was a major ruler or emperor on a par with the Byzantine emperor or with the Mongol khan. Indeed, after Ivan III married Sophia Palaiologina, the niec

Lubbock Crickets

The Lubbock Crickets were the first minor league baseball team to play in Lubbock, Texas after a 39 year hiatus. The Crickets joined the Texas-Louisiana League in 1995 as the first team not known as the Lubbock Hubbers; the team was named after The Crickets. The Crickets started off strong, they fell to 22-28 in the second half, but beat the Amarillo Dillas in the playoffs and the Alexandria Aces in the finals. The Crickets finished the'95 season with an overall record of 53-47, while winning the league championship. Managed by Greg Minton, Lubbock had shortstop Rouglas Odor. Odor was added to the team midseason and hit.287. Third baseman Frank Bolick was second in the TLL average; the Crickets went 27-23 in the first half of the'96 season, 32-17 in the second half, finishing with an overall record of 59-40. Lubbock beat the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings in two games in the first round of the playoffs, but lost the championship game to the Abilene Prairie Dogs. Minton's team included several All-Stars: utility player Mike Hardge, starting pitcher Steve Duda and starting pitcher Ron Gerstein.

1st Baseman Chris Norton batted.380 with 15 home runs. In 1997 The Crickets struggled under new manager Glenn Sullivan, finishing with a record of 38-50. Mike Hardge was again named to the All-Star team as a utility player. 1998 would be the Lubbock Crickets' last season. Finishing 39-45, outfielder Derek Vaughn made the All-Star team, while outfielder Jason Landreth was third in the TLL in average; the Crickets suspended operations for the 1999 season because of uncertain stadium availability, according to Texas-Louisiana League President Byron Pierce. The Crickets had leased Dan Law Field from Texas Tech since their inception in 1995, but the expansion of the NCAA baseball playoffs to 64 teams in 1999 created a stadium availability issue; this wasn't a new issue for the Lubbock Crickets. In 1996, The Crickets' first 10 games were played on the road followed by a home opener on May 30. In 1997, the Crickets played their home opener on May 29. In 1998, the season started on May 21 but the Crickets did not play a single home game until June 1.

Team officials and Texas-Louisiana league informally discussed the idea of a building a new stadium in Lubbock. The $2 million proposal included a 4,000-seat facility with lights, dressing rooms and adequate concessions. However, with attendance numbers declining, financial woes, stadium uncertainty, the team franchise dissolved following the 1998 season

Awake in a Dream (album)

Awake in a Dream is the debut album of American hard rock band Eleven, released in 1991 on Morgan Creek Records. Singles from the album include "Break the Spell" and "Rainbow's End", which had a music video released. A promotional EP titled Vowel Movement was released, featuring alternate mixes of four songs on the album; the album is named for a line in the song "Learning to Be". "You Are Mine" was heard in the 1991 sequel film Rock'n' Roll High School Forever. The album is rated 2.70 / 5.0 stars from 44 ratings on the Rate Your Music website. "All Together" "Break the Spell" "Learning to Be" "Rainbow's End" "Before Your Eyes" "Burning Your Bed" "Flying" "I Wanna See No Back" "You Are Mine" "Water and Power" "Down" "Message to You" Alain Johannes: guitars, vocals Natasha Shneider: piano, clavinet, keyboard bass, vocals Jack Irons: drums Engineered at Track Record in North Hollywood, CA by E. T. Thorngren, assisted by Ken Paulakovich Mixed at Aire LA in Glendale, CA by E. T. Thorngren, assisted by Rob Seifert Design & art direction: Kosh for Kosh Brooks Design Management: Steffo Mitakides/Kitchen Table Entertainment Chicago Tribune review Allmusic review