Michael Eugene Archer, better known by his stage name D'Angelo, is an American singer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. D'Angelo is associated with the neo soul movement, along with artists like Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill and collaborator Angie Stone. Born in Richmond, the son of a Pentecostal minister, D'Angelo taught himself piano as a child. At eighteen, he won the amateur talent competition at Harlem's Apollo Theater three weeks in a row. After a brief affiliation with hip-hop group I. D. U, his first major success came in 1994 as the co-writer and co-producer of the song "U Will Know". His debut solo album, Brown Sugar, sold over two million copies, his next album, debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. Its lead entered the R&B charts and won a Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal. D'Angelo was hailed as the next Marvin Gaye by GQ in 2014. Following the release of the music video for "Untitled", D'Angelo became more than uncomfortable with his growing status as a sex symbol; this was followed by numerous personal struggles including alcoholism, a fourteen-year long musical hiatus.
D'Angelo released his third studio album, Black Messiah, in December 2014. The album was met with critical acclaim and fared well on music charts, peaking at number five on the US Billboard 200. D'Angelo contributed to the soundtrack for the 2018 video game Red Dead Redemption 2, performing the song "Unshaken". D'Angelo was born Michael Eugene Archer, in Richmond, Virginia on February 11, 1974, to a Pentecostal preacher father, he was raised in an Pentecostal family. Archer's musical talents were discovered early on. At 3, he was spotted by his 10-year-old brother Luther. Following the formation of his native-Richmond, Virginia musical group, Michael Archer and Precise, its success on the Amateur Night competition at Harlem, New York's Apollo Theater in 1991, the 18-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist dropped out of school and moved to New York City, as an attempt to develop his music career; the group enjoyed some notice in Richmond, evenly dividing their repertoire between soul covers and originals, while D'Angelo accumulated compositions of his own and developed his songwriting skills.
The group's turnout on Amateur Night resulted in three consecutive wins and cash prize, after which, upon returning home to Richmond, D'Angelo was inspired to produce an album and began composing material, after a brief tenure as a member of the hip hop group I. D. U.. D'Angelo signed a publishing deal with EMI Music in 1991 after catching the attention of record executives through a demo tape, by the group. After an impressive audition for EMI execs, a three-hour impromptu piano recital, D'Angelo was signed to a recording contract in 1993. A&R-man Gary Harris was responsible for his signing, while manager Kedar Massenburg helped negotiate the contract as well. Massenburg became D'Angelo's manager after hearing of him through "the buzz on the streets", he had managed hip hop group Stetsasonic and formed the artist management-firm Kedar Entertainment in 1991, which he diversified into production, music publishing and publicity. In 1994, his first significant success came in the form of the hit single "U Will Know".
D'Angelo co-wrote and co-produced the song for the all-male R&B supergroup Black Men United, which featured R&B singers such as Brian McKnight, Usher, R. Kelly, Boyz II Men, Raphael Saadiq and Gerald Levert. D'Angelo composed the music for "U Will Know", while Luther Archer, wrote the lyrics. Featured on the soundtrack to the film Jason's Lyric, the single peaked at number 5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100; the music video for "U Will Know" featured D'Angelo as the group's choir director. That same year, he wrote and produced the song "Overjoyed" for the Boys Choir of Harlem, which appeared on their studio album The Sound of Hope; the success of "U Will Know" helped build the buzz surrounding D'Angelo, followed by a number of promoted showcases, added to the buzz among music industry insiders. Brown Sugar was released in June 1995. Although sales were sluggish at first, the album was a hit; the album debuted at number six on the US Billboard Top R&B Albums chart in the week of July 22, 1995.
It peaked at number four in the week of February 24, 1996, spent a total of 54 weeks on the chart. Brown Sugar spent 65 weeks on the Billboard 200 and peaked at number 22 on the chart, it sold 300,000 copies within its two months of release. The album had been selling 35,000 to 40,000 copies a week through to November 1995, by January 1996, it had sold 400,000 copies. With the help of its four singles, including the gold-selling Billboard Hot 100 hit "Lady" and R&B top-ten singles "Brown Sugar" and "Cruisin", the album reached sales of 500,000 copies in the United States by October 1995. On February 7, 1996, it was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, following shipments in excess of one million copies in the U. S; the album was certified gold in Canada on May 9, 2000. Its total sales have been estimated within the range of 1.5 million to over two million copies. Following the success of his debut album Brown Sugar, D'Angelo went into a four and a half-year absence from the music scene and releasing solo work.
After spending two years on tour promoting Brown Sugar, D'Angelo found hi
The Coopérative de Transport Maritime et Aérien is a Canadian transportation company, formed in 1944 to provide maritime and air links to the Magdalen Islands, Quebec. Labelling itself Groupe CTMA, the company operates the seasonal ferry service from Cap-aux-Meules, Quebec in the Magdalen Islands to Souris, Prince Edward Island using the vessel MV Madeleine, it operates a seasonal passenger service from Montreal to Cap-aux-Meules using the vessel MS C. T. M. A. Vacancier, as well as a year-round cargo service from Montreal and Matane, Quebec to Cap-aux-Meules using the vessel MV C. T. M. A. Voyageur. CTMA operates a trucking company which hauls cargo to the Magdalen Islands, as well as providing air services. C. T. M. A. Operate two routes to the Magdalen Islands. Montreal - Quebec - Chandler - Cap-aux-Meules Souris - Cap-aux-Meules C. T. M. A. Operate a fleet of three Roll-on/roll-off vessels
Laëtitia Le Corguillé is a French BMX racer and Olympic athlete who won the silver medal in BMX at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. She began to cycle BMX bikes in 1991, following the example of her older brother Emeric Le Corguillé. In 2005, Le Courguillé joined the division of France BMX located in Aix-en-Provence to participate in an intensive training programme in advance of the 2008 Olympic Games. At the 2008 Games, the first time for BMX to be an Olympic sport, she took the silver medal behind her compatriot Anne-Caroline Chausson and ahead of British woman Shanaze Reade. At the 2012 Olympic Games, she finished fourth in the final. Official website Laëtitia Le Corguillé at Cycling Archives
Chesty Morgan is a Swedish musical group named after the 1970s exploitation-film actress. A collective ensemble from Stockholm, the group provides an atmospheric euro-cabaret take on Gypsy tunes; the band features Maya de Vesque on vocals, Per Sunding and Patrik Bartosch from Eggstone, Johnny Essing from bob hund. One of the group's concepts, besides switching instruments and having comic interaction between the band and their primadonna Maya, is using as many different languages as possible in the same shows. In connection with an organized remembrance in Stockholm of Mae West on the 100th anniversary of the film diva's birth, Chesty Morgan added two of West’s big numbers, They Call Me Sister Honky-Tonk and Love Is the Greatest Thing, to the English repertoire. "Official site". Orkesterchestymorgan.se. Archived from the original on 2008-03-13
The Dushmani or Dusmani were an Albanian family that ruled parts of Pilot, a historical province in what is today the Dukagjin highlands in northern Albania, during the 15th century under the Republic of Venice. The name "Dušman" is derived from Slavic root duša, as is "Dušan", with the suffix -man, was used in Serbian society from the Middle Ages to at least the 19th century; the oldest generation of the family is mentioned on 2 June 1403 when the Venetian Senate confirmed the three brothers Goranin and Nenad the rule over their lands in Pilot Minor as Venetian subjects. Through various ways, the Republic of Venice won over local nobility in the Scutari region and thereby created a certain security zone around their possessions against the Ottomans. In July 1404 the brothers requested from the government that their litigations be addressed to the knez in Scutari. In 1427, a "Dusmanus" is mentioned as the bishop of Polatum. Pal Dushmani was a Catholic bishop active in Svač, Skadarska Krajina.
Lekë Dushmani), was mentioned as one of the founders of the League of Lezhë. Lekë Dushmani held Zadrima. Lekë's daughter Irene became famous while there was a dispute for her which brought the first defection among the members of League of Lezhë which led toward the Albanian–Venetian War; the Dushmani and Spani family did not participate in the war. In Drivasto, Bozidar Dushmani gathered Venetian opponents, partnering up with Lekë Dukagjini readied for rebellion in the city and among the villages, they planned to attack Venetian-controlled Drivast, but the plot was discovered, in March 1451 the Council of Forty had Bozidar Dushmani convicted to 30 years of exile from Venetian holdings in Albania. It was threatened that his head would be cut off between two pillars at the Doge's palace if anybody found him there. In July 1452, Pope Nicholas V sent Pavle Dushmani to settle the conflict between Lekë Dukagjini and Skanderbeg. According to Demetrios Sicilianos, the Dousmanis family in Greece descended from the 15th-century Albanian nobleman "Lekas Dousmanis", whose family took refuge in Greece after the Ottoman conquest of Albania by Mehmed the Conqueror.
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Gunnar Fridtjof Thurmann Sønsteby DSO was a member of the Norwegian resistance movement during the German occupation of Norway in World War II. Known by the nickname "Kjakan" and as "Agent No. 24", he was the most decorated citizen in Norway, including being the only person to have been awarded the War Cross with three swords, Norway's highest military decoration. Born in Rjukan, in Telemark, he was the son of Gustav Sønsteby; as a boy he enjoyed walking in the mountains around Rjukan with his school friends, many of whom became members of the Resistance alongside him. He attended what is now Rjukan videregående skole. Among the members of his graduating class in 1937 were Resistance fighters such as Knut Haugland, Halvor Rivrud, Olav Skogen, Leif Nilsen, Rolf Solem, Turjus Aarnes, Knut Berge, Einar Nordgaard. After graduating from gymnasium, he moved to Oslo, where he studied at Otto Treiders Business School; the next year he began studying social economy at the University of Oslo. While in Oslo he carried out his obligatory military service and worked in a series of jobs.
Sønsteby was working as an accountant when the Germans occupied Norway in 1940. Norway's regular armed forces surrendered on 10 June 1940, after two months of fighting, the country was subsequently occupied by the Germans, he joined the Norwegian Resistance forces in Østlandet. He fought in Philip Hansteen's ski company, he was involved in the underground press. In 1941 he was brought into the secret British military unit called Special Operations Executive at their office in Stockholm, he became "Agent 24" in the SOE. While on assignment in Stockholm in 1942, he was interned and imprisoned for three months by Swedish police, but managed to convince them that he was not the same Gunnar Sønsteby for whom they were looking. Back in Norway in 1943, he was managed to escape and flee to Sweden. From there, he was sent to Britain, where in June of that year he enrolled in the Linge Company, formed to participate in British-led operations in Norway, to organise and the lead the Norwegian Resistance Movement, to serve as a link between the home front and the outside world, to perform intelligence work.
In October, he became a leader of the Milorg group. In that same month he became head of the newly established Oslo Gang, a sabotage group, whose other members were Andreas Aubert, Viggo Axelsen, Gregers Gram, Henrik Hop, William Houlder, Max Manus, Martin Olsen, Arthur Pevik, Birger Rasmussen, Tor Stenersen, Edvard Tallaksen; the British historian William Mackenzie called the Oslo Gang "the best group of saboteurs in Europe". After saboteur training in England in 1943, he became the contact for all SOE agents in eastern Norway and head of the Norwegian Independent Company 1 group in Oslo; this group performed several spectacular acts of sabotage. Sønsteby's gang carried out the "Mardonius" action, blowing up several ships in Oslo harbour in April 1943, they attacked Kongsberg munitions factory in September 1944, destroying guns and vital machine tools. In addition, they killed several leading figures in the Occupation Forces, including the Nazi head of police in Norway, Karl Marthinsen. Other actions included the theft of 75,000 ration books, which allowed pressure to be placed on authorities, stopping a threatened cut in rations.
After D-Day, Sønsteby concentrated on bombing Norwegian railways, thereby keeping German reinforcements from being moved back to the front line. His team sank the German transport ship Donau outside Drobak in 1945. Operating in occupied territory, being high on the Gestapo list of wanted men, Sønsteby became a master of disguise, he operated under 30 to 40 different names and identities, the Germans did not acquire his real name until near the end of the war. They were never able to catch him, his obituary in Aftenposten attributed his ability to elude capture to "resourcefulness, intuition," and "such an ordinary appearance that he was hardly noticed when he rode his bicycle through Oslo's streets."Sønsteby himself explained his ability to get through the war without capture on his ability to carry out many of his actions himself and on his ability to arrange for his own ID papers. He had 20 to 30 places where he spent the night, many for only one night at a time, never used any of them for more than a couple months.
To avoid detection, he moved from flat to flat daily. One of his hideaways was above a bakery. "When I came to the baker's shop I always looked at the girl selling bread. If she gave a special face I would know. I would turn around," Sønsteby said. Aftenposten described him as having "nerves of steel" and he himself said that he had inherited a strong psychological makeup from his parents. "I was so cold," he once said, "that some time I didn't react the way I should have." During the last six months o