(I've Had) The Time of My Life
The Time of My Life is a 1987 song composed by Franke Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz. It was recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, and used as the song for the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. Singer-songwriter Previte was the singer of the band Franke and the Knockouts. He had success with the song Sweetheart in 1981, but by 1986 was without a recording contract, in late 1986 or early 1987, producer and head of Millennium Records, Jimmy Ienner, asked Previte about writing some music for a little movie called Dirty Dancing. Previte wrote the lyrics, and the music was written by John DeNicola, after getting further approval, Previte created a demo of the song, performing on it himself, along with singer Rachele Cappelli. The demo showcased how the harmonies were to be used, employing a cold open and this demo wasnt used in the final cut of the film − the more polished version with Warnes and Medley was. The demo version appeared on the 1998 CD reissue of Prevites 1981 album Franke and the Knockouts.
The song was intended for Donna Summer and Joe Esposito. After the birth of his daughter, Medley was approached again, Medley agreed to record the track. With the release of the film it became a worldwide hit, a song by Lionel Richie was initially planned to be used as the finale of Dirty Dancing, but choreographer Kenny Ortega and his assistant Miranda Garrison selected The Time of My Life instead. A music video was produced for this song in October 1987, the video features several couples dancing like in the movie, and it featured clips from it. In the United States, the single topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in November 1987 for one week, in the United Kingdom the song had two chart outings, in November 1987, after the films initial release, the song peaked at No. 6, in January 1991, after the film was shown on mainstream television, in 2004 AFIs 100 Years.100 Songs survey placed it #86 among the top tunes in American cinema. In 2003, the top 11 contestants of the first season of Canadian Idol performed it as a number during the season finale.
The song was covered in 2004 by Carmen & Piero and their features on Best of Mundart. Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee performed a version as their final duet during the finale of American Idol in 2006. The song was covered in 2006 by British glamour model Katie Price and her then-husband, the track is included on their 2006 album of duets A Whole New World. Barry Manilow covered the song on his 2008 album of cover songs, the song appeared on the Fox series Glee in the second-season episode Special Education
1895 Ljubljana earthquake
The 1895 Ljubljana earthquake or the Easter earthquake struck Ljubljana on Easter Sunday,14 April. It was the most destructive and the last destructive earthquake in the area, with a Richter magnitude of 6.1 and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of VIII–IX, the earthquake struck at 20,17 UTC. The earthquakes epicentre was located in Janče, about 16 kilometres to the east of the Ljubljana downtown, the focus was 16 kilometres deep. The shock was felt in a circle with a radius of 350 kilometres and an area of 385,000 square kilometres, reaching as far away as Assisi, Vienna, more than 100 aftershocks followed in the next ten days. The largest damage was caused in a circle with a radius of 18 km, at the time, Ljubljanas population was some 31,000, with around 1,400 buildings. About ten percent of buildings were damaged or destroyed, although few people died in the destruction, the damage was estimated to 7 million guldens. All the citys schools were closed, and some factories temporarily ceased operation.
A few days later, emergency shelters were created for the homeless, many citizens of Ljubljana left the city as refugees. Lack of food was felt in the city, and five emergency kitchens were established. Other areas of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, especially Vienna, the Czech Lands, among the individual members of the Municipal Council, the Liberal Nationalist Ivan Hribar, showed particular organizational abilities in providing aid. Shortly thereafter, he was elected mayor and organized the towns extensive reconstruction, most houses were damaged on Hospice Street, where all houses were destroyed except for one, and the markets. Until the event, Ljubljana had a provincial appearance, expansion of the city and a widespread Vienna Secession architectural change began, which today is juxtaposed against the earlier Baroque style buildings that remain. Many buildings, such as the Mladika, were constructed in the aftermath, from 1895 to 1910,436 new buildings were created and hundreds of buildings were renovated or extended in the Vienna Secession style.
Most of Ljubljanas bridges, monuments and main buildings date back to the post-earthquake development, a chapel, dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, was erected in 1895 in Janče by the people of Ljubljana so that Mary would protect them from such disasters. In 1897, the first Austro-Hungarian seismological observatory was established in Ljubljana at Vega Street
1710 in architecture
The year 1710 in architecture involved some significant events. Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary, fifth Chapel of Versailles completed by Robert de Cotte. Karlskirche, designed by Paul du Ry, paoay Church on Luzon in the Philippines completed. Mansion House, Ireland, built as a private residence, ca Pesaro on the Grand Canal completed by Gian Antonio Gaspari to the 1659 design of Baldassarre Longhena
21st Infantry Division Granatieri di Sardegna
The 21st Infantry Division Granatieri di Sardegna was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II. The Granatieri di Sardegna Division can trace its origins to 1659 when the Duke Carlo Emanuele II of Savoy formed a regiment of Guards and it became a unit in the national army in 1866. On 8 February 1934 the 21st Infantry Division received the name Granatieri di Sardegna, in 1939 the 21st Infantry Division Granatieri di Sardegna lost the 3rd Granatieri di Sardegna Regiment. The division entered World War II with the two Granatieri di Sardegna, the 13th Artillery Regiment and some minor units, the division Division Granatieri di Sardegna was transferred to Yugoslavia 8 May 1941 to the Province of Ljubljana and took part in encircling Ljubljana with barbed wire in 1942. It was stationed at Kočevje, the division has moved to Croatia in September,1942, and back to Rome in the second half of November,1942 to aid in the defence of the city in case of an Allied attack. During this time the division was reorganized along the lines of the Mod.43 reform of the Italian Army and was augmented with the XXI Mortar Battalion, in total the division fielded 14,500 troops.
The Granatieri fought along the Via Ostiensis for two days before falling back to the Porta San Paolo where the division fought a last stand, there the division was joined by remnants of the Sassari division, the 8th Cavalry Regiment Lancieri di Montebello and hundredths of civilian volunteers. The future Italian president Sandro Pertini brought a detachment of Socialist resistance fighters to Porta San Paolo where they received the weapons of fallen grenadiers, around 12,30 the Catholic Communist movement arrived with reinforcements including famed actor Carlo Ninchi. However, by 17,00 the Germans broke the line of the Italian defenders, soon after the Italian military units surrendered to the Germans as the flight of the Italian King Victor Emmanuel III from Rome had made further resistance senseless. However the Italian soldiers handed thousands of weapons over to the civilian population, for their role in the defence of the Rome the 1st Granatieri di Sardegna Regiment and the 8th Cavalry Regiment Lancieri di Montebello were awarded with the Gold Medal of Military Valour.
On 13 September elements of the Free French 4th Moroccan Mountain Division landed in Ajaccio to support the Italian efforts to stop the 30,000 retreating Germans, however the Germans managed to escape. By augmenting the existing three battalions the Italian Co-Belligerent Army managed to raise the Granatieri di Sardegna division anew in Sardinia on 15 May 1944. The division consisted of the 1st and 2nd Grenadier Regiments, the 32nd and 132nd Armoured Infantry Regiments, 548th and 553rd Artillery Regiments, however it was decided that the infantry units of the division should join the Friuli Combat Group in Italy. On August 31 the Granatieri division was disbanded with the units used to augment the Cremona Combat Group
2Cellos is a Croatian cello duo, consisting of classically trained Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser. Signed to Sony Masterworks since 2011, they have released four albums and play instrumental arrangements of pop and rock songs as well as classical. The duo perform internationally and have featured on several US TV shows including Glee. Šulić—the younger of the two by a year— attended the Academy of Music in Zagreb, and studied in Vienna, Šulić entered Londons Royal Academy of Music. Hauser attended the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, after completing his studies at Trinity Laban in London. The duo rose to fame after their cover of Smooth Criminal became a hit on YouTube, the creation of the music video was prompted by the cellists financial difficulties, despite their musical success in the UK. The duo met in Pula, where one of Hausers friends, the video, originally posted on 20 January 2011, features Šulić and Hauser facing off alone in a large white room, playing Jacksons tune.
In fact, before they became partners, the two cellists were sometimes considered rivals, competing against each other in music contests. 2Cellos is currently signed to record label Sony Masterworks, and finished recording their first album in May 2010, which carried the Menart Records name in Croatia. Released on 19 July 2011, their eponymous album, includes covers of songs by U2, Guns N Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Coldplay, Muse. Hauser told la Repubblica that the album would feature a cello version of Michael Jacksons Human Nature. The duo said that they chose songs that could be adapted into covers playable on only two cellos, in anticipation of the release, 2Cellos released their second single Welcome to the Jungle, a cover of the Guns N Roses song of the same name. During many of the numbers performed, they are accompanied by the drummer, Dušan Kranjc, Elton John asked the duo to appear with him on his 2011 summer tour, which began in Cardiff, Wales on 8 June. John, who personally called Šulić, said that he had watched the Smooth Criminal video, the two had previously performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show of 25 April 2011.
2Cellos performed at the 2011 iTunes Festival in London, the duo performed an arrangement of Smooth Criminal in the third season of the television show Glee. The episode in which appeared, titled Michael, aired on 31 January 2012. The scene featuring Smooth Criminal was set up similar to 2Cellos original music video for the song, on 4 June 2012 2Cellos performed with Elton John at the Queens Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace. On 12 June 2012 2Cellos performed in front of full Arena Zagreb, although the two record covers of mainly rock songs, Šulić and Hauser say they still play with orchestras and will not abandon playing classical music
After Serbia and Montenegro acquired separate. rs and. me domains in 2007, a transition period started, and the. yu domain finally expired on 30 March 2010. It was the most heavily used top-level domain ever to be deleted, the. yu ccTLD was assigned originally to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, during the government project for the development of scientific-technological information. The official registrants were the University of Maribor and the Jožef Stefan Institute, when SFR Yugoslavia dissolved and Croatia registered their own ccTLDs. Serbia and Montenegro formed the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, but was under international sanctions at the time because of ongoing Yugoslav wars, in 1994, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority finally decreed that the domain should pass to FR Yugoslavia. After that, the domain was managed by the YUNET Association, FR Yugoslavia renamed itself Serbia and Montenegro in February 2003. The code YU was replaced by CS in July 2003 following the name change.
However. cs was never used, and. yu remained one of the few ccTLDs that did not correspond to a current ISO 3166-1 two-letter code. The state union of Serbia and Montenegro was dissolved in July 2006, on 26 September 2006 the ISO3166 Maintenance Agency agreed on the change of ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2 code CS to RS. The new domains. rs for Serbia and. me for Montenegro became active shortly thereafter, in September 2007 ICANN resolved that the. yu domain would be operated temporarily under the Serbian National Register of Internet Domain Names, operators of the new. rs domain registry. A two-year transition period started, and the. yu domain was scheduled to expire on 30 September 2009, the Serbian registrar requested an extension and ICANN decided to extend the transition deadline another six months away. Finally, the Serbian registrar declared the end of the. yu domain at 12,00 CEST on 30 March 2010, all of the domains directly under. yu were reserved for legal entities only. Top level domain was reserved for institutions and official governmental institutions.
The Serbian Orthodox Church was allowed to use. yu domain, the second-level domains under. yu included, Academic organizations, such as universities, were registered under the academic domain. ac. yu. For example, the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade had the etf. bg. ac. yu domain, educational institutions, such as primary and high schools, used the. edu. yu domain. IANA. yu whois information Srbija i Crna Gora - koje će biti ime domena, Internet domen Srbije, RS, SS, SP, SQ, SW ili SX, Elitesecurity,5 February 2003