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Deep Dish (duo)

Deep Dish is an American electronic music duo, consisting of Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi. Based in Washington, D. C. it is well known for providing house or dance remixes of tracks of famous artists such as Madonna, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks and Gabrielle, for its live DJ sets. Its collaborations and remixing abilities first came to attention with its seminal 1995 remix of De'Lacy's "Hideaway". Deep Dish's album Junk Science was released in 1998; the duo was nominated for a Grammy for their remix of Madonna's "Music", won a "Best Remixed Recording" Grammy for its remix of Dido's "Thank You". In 2006, the DJs moved to solo careers, they regrouped in 2014, have released a new single "Quincy". In August 2009, Sharam was featured on the Essential Mix and his mix was subsequently voted the best of 2009. On Saturday, 22 March 2014, Deep Dish reunited for their first Essential Mix since 2008. International Dance Music Award 2005 for Best House/Garage Track "Say Hello", Best Progressive/Trance Track "Say Hello" and Ortofon Best American DJ Award International Dance Music Awards 2005 for Best Underground Dance Track for "Flashdance" DanceStar USA Award 2004 for Best Compilation for Deep Dish - GU 025: Toronto and Best DJ Ibiza DJ Award 2004 for Best Set of the Season DanceStar USA Award 2002 Best Compilation for Deep Dish - GU 021: Moscow Grammy Award 2002 "Best Remixed Recording" for Dido's "Thank You" "Hot Duo", Rolling Stone, August 2001 Muzik Magazine SAS Award 1998 "Best International DJ" WMC Best American DJ, 2008 DJ Awards for Best Tech-House / Progressive DJ, 2006 Grammy Award 2005 "Best Dance Recording" for Deep Dish's "Say Hello" DanceStar USA Award 2004 for Best Remix for P. Diddy's "Let's Get Ill" DJ Awards for Best House DJ, 2003 DanceStar USA Award 2003 Party 93.1 FM Award for Best Remix for Justin Timberlake's "Like I Love You" Grammy Award 2001 "Remixer of The Year" Number 1 in the "Best Progressive DJ" category of BPM magazine's 2006 "America's Favorite DJ's" poll Number 2 in the "Best Dance/DJ Artist" category by the critics of Rolling Stone for its music awards of 2001 Number 10 in DJ Magazine's World's Top 100 DJ's reader's poll for 2006, number 8 for 2005, number 10 for 2004, number 9 for 2003, number 16 in 2002, number 10 in 2001 Number 5 out of 50 of America's Favorite DJ's in BPM in 2005, number 12 in 2004 and number 9 in 2003 and 2002 Official website Profile in Allmusic Deep Dish discography at Discogs

Carter's Grove

Carter's Grove known as Carter's Grove Plantation, is a 750-acre plantation located on the north shore of the James River in the Grove Community of southeastern James City County in the Virginia Peninsula area of the Hampton Roads region of Virginia in the United States. The plantation was built for Carter Burwell, grandson of Robert "King" Carter, was completed in 1755, it was named for both the prominent and wealthy Carter family and nearby Grove Creek. Carter's Grove Plantation was built on the site of an earlier tract known as Martin's Hundred which had first been settled by the English colonists around 1620. In 1976, an archaeological project discovered the site of Wolstenholme Towne, a small settlement downstream a few miles from Jamestown, developed in the first 15 years of the Colony of Virginia; the population of the settlement was decimated during the Indian Massacre of 1622. After hundreds of years of multiple owners and generations of families, the death of the last resident in 1964, Carter's Grove was added to Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's properties through a gift from the Rockefeller Foundation in 1969.

Carter's Grove was open to tourists for many years but closed its doors to the public in 2003 while CW redefined its mission and role. That year, Hurricane Isabel damaged Carter's Grove Country Road, which had linked the estate directly to the Historic Area, a distance of 8 miles, bypassing commercial and public roadways. CW shifted some of the interpretive programs to locations closer to the main Williamsburg Historic Area and announced in late 2006 that it would be offered for sale under specific restrictive conditions, including a conservation easement. In December 2007, CNET founder Halsey Minor acquired the Georgian style mansion and 476 acres for $15.3 million and announced plans to use it as his home and for a thoroughbred horse breeding program with the Phipps family. The Virginia Outdoors Foundation and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources co-hold the conservation easement on 400 of the 476 acres. However, Minor never lived at the property and filed for personal bankruptcy in 2013.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation submitted the only bid at the auction held on May 21, 2014, for the outstanding mortgage amount, announced that it planned to resell it, with a price increased because of significant costs related to the sale, including over $600,000 in necessary repairs. Samuel M. Mencoff, a founder of Madison Dearborn Partners, acquired the property in 2014. In 1620, Wolstenholme Towne was built on the original land grant on the James River known as Martin's Hundred, it was owned by an investment group of the Virginia Company of London but was abandoned after losing many of its citizens in the Indian Massacre of 1622. Robert Carter aka "King" Carter, was born in Corotoman in Virginia. Robert was married to Judith Armistead, he bought some of the land, Wolstenholme Towne, when his daughter, Elizabeth Carter married. Robert retained ownership of the property and Elizabeth was entitled to the income produced by the land. Elizabeth Carter of Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia was married to Nathaniel Burwell, in 1709.

Elizabeth and Nathaniel had a son: Carter Burwell. Carter Burwell inherited the property from his grandfather, built the current house on what was by a 1,400-acre estate. Carter married Lucy Ludwell Grymes. Lucy was the daughter of Lucy Ludwell. Carter and Lucy lived in the completed house for six months before Carter died in 1777. Carter had a son, Nathaniel Burwell, who married Susanna Grymes on November 28, 1772. Colonel Nathaniel Burwell raised corn and wheat. Carter's Grove remained in the Burwell family until 1838 when it was sold to Thomas Wynne, grandson of John Wynne. Archibald McCrea, a Pittsburgh industrialist, bought the dilapidated mansion in 1928, he and his wife, Mary "Mollie" Corling Dunlop McCrea of Petersburg, restored the mansion, modernized and expanded it under the guidance of Richmond architect Duncan Lee who designed several of the stately homes along Monument Avenue. These renovations changed the appearance of the mansion; as built Carter's Grove had a low hip roof similar to Wilton, the McCreas had the roof raised and added dormer windows for additional rooms on the upper floor which gave the house a roofline similar to the mansion at Westover Plantation.

Archibald McCrea died in 1937. Soon after her death, it was purchased from her estate and transferred to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. From 1969 to 2007, Carter's Grove was operated by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, was open to the public for most of those years. In the 1970s, archaeological discoveries uncovered the remains of the circa 1620 Wolstenholme Towne fortified settlement on the property. Wolstenholme Towne and slave quarters from a period were restored to represent their respective periods during the 400-year history of the property, it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971. However, while inclusion of a Colonial-era plantation was part of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.'s aspirations for Colonial Williamsburg, the practical challenge with Carter's Grove was that it did not connect directly with the focus on presenting Revolutionary-era Williamsburg and was unable to attract suff

Badri Narayan

Badri Narayan was an artist, illustrator and story-teller. Narayan began painting with no formal training, his first public showing was in 1949, followed by a solo show in 1954, he had over 50 solo shows and his work is in several collections, including the National Gallery of Modern Art and the National Museum in New Delhi as well as the Philadelphia Museum of Art's South Asian Collection. He worked on tile and ceramic, this informed some of his subsequent water-colours, his paintings are intimate and appealing with an element of fantasy, with simple outlines and accessible subject matter in two-dimensional stylised representations. He worked in ink or pastel and watercolour, he illustrated children's books and wrote short stories and verse. He has been the subject of a documentary by Mumbai All India Radio, received numerous awards, including the Padma Shri in 1987 and the Maharashtra Gourav Puruskar in 1990. Badri Narayan died on 23 September 2013 due at a hospital in Bangalore; the Mahabharata by Shanta Rameshwar Rao.

The Ramayana by Laxmi Lal, illustrated by Badri Narayan "Badri Narayan Profile and Artworks" Badri Narayan at colorsofindia.com Badri Narayan at indianartcircle.com Picture in the Lalit Kala Akademi collection Paintings by Badri Narayan Article on Badri Narayan in The Hindu newspaper, including a picture of a painting Article including a photograph of the artist Article in the Deccan Herald Picture of house and trees by Badri Narayan Squares in the PMA Man Standing in the PMA

Alabama waterdog

The Alabama waterdog is a medium-sized perennibranch salamander inhabiting rivers and streams of Alabama. It is listed as endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service; the Alabama waterdog is medium-sized at 15 -- 22 cm, with a laterally compressed tail. Its gills are permanent and red. Typical adults exhibit a brown or black dorsum with minimal or no spotting, the ventral side is white and not spotted; the Alabama waterdog is found in the Appalachian headwaters of the Black Warrior River drainage basin in Alabama. Its range includes the Sipsey Fork and Brushy Creek in Winston County, the Mulberry Fork, Blackwater Creek, Lost Creek in Walker County, the North River and Yellow Creek in Tuscaloosa County, the Locust Fork and Blackburn Fork in Blount County, it is found in unsilted medium-sized streams in clay areas. It is more to be present when the larvae of the northern dusky salamander are present and less in streams where Asiatic mussels are abundant; the areas of dead leaves and detritus sometimes found in backwaters are important for this species.

N. alabamensis consumes invertebrates such as crayfish and insect larvae, as well as vertebrates such as small fish. The taxonomy of N. alabamensis is poorly understood. It is believed to be related to N. beyeri. It is known to hybridize with N. beyeri, though electrophoretical evidence suggests they are separate species. The survival of N. alabamensis is threatened by habitat fragmentation and pollution and the IUCN has listed it as "Endangered". The quality of the water has deteriorated due to industrial, mining and urban pollution, various impoundments have been made inhibiting its free movement. Within the best habitats in their range, they are uncommon and their abundance may fluctuate. On 2 January 2018, the Alabama waterdog gained federal protection under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Along with its listing, 420 river miles of critical habitat gained protection from activities that could be injurious to the salamander. Parties wishing to undertake actions that may damage the salamander's critical habitat must now apply for a federal permit to do so.

Petranka, James W. Salamanders of the United States and Canada and London: Smithsonian Institution Press

Augusts Strautmanis

Augusts Strautmanis was a Latvian chess master. Augusts Strautmanis started to play chess at an early childhood under the guidance of his father. In 1926 at the Latvian Second Chess Congress, the new chess player won a high fourth place and was included in the first independent Latvian team which participated at the 2nd Chess Olympiad in The Hague in 1928. Augusts Strautmanis got 7.5 points out of 16 possible. In 1938/39 in the Latvian First Speed Chess Championship, where 1319 participants took part at various stages, Augusts Strautmanis becomes the winner. During the years of Second World War he won the Riga Championship of 1943, shared the 3rd–6th place at the Latvian Chess Championship of the same year. In the post-war years, Augusts Strautmanis continued to participate in the Latvian Chess Championships – after the second place in 1946 he became the Latvian Champion of 1948. At the USSR team championship semi-final of 1948 in Riga, Augusts Strautmanis represented the Latvian team. In 1949, at the Latvian championship he still shared the 3rd–4th place, but the last time Augusts Strautmanis played at the Latvian championship finals of 1951.

In years, Augusts Strautmanis did not take active part in important tournaments, but after opening of the Sports School at Talsi District in 1954, he became a trainer of the chess section. Augusts Strautmanis graduated from the Second Gymnasium of Riga State in 1926 and from the Economic Sciences and Law Faculty of the University of Latvia; the 1939th annual edition of "I know him" writes the following about August Strautmanis: "... chess player, Latvian speed chess master, assistant of attorney and assistant of solicitor in the Road department of the Ministry of Transport." After the Second World War moved to Talsi and until his death was a known lawyer. Augusts Strautmanis married in 1936. Under his literature teacher and poet Kārlis Krūza impression he had a deep interest in literature, he wrote poems and stories. Gerard Kroone vs Augusts Strautmanis, Olympiad 1928 "Distraught Man is Safe" – Chessgames.com game of the day 10.07.2010. Augusts Strautmanis vs Luis Argentino Palau, Olympiad 1928 Very notable miniature where Strautmanis lost.

Augusts Strautmanis vs Mikhail Tal, Latvian Championship 1951 The epic battle with young Tal. Augusts Strautmanis player profile at chessgames.com Augusts Strautmanis player profile at 365chess.com Augusts Strautmanis player profile at newinchess.com Augusts Strautmanis player profile at olimpbase.org Žuravļevs, N.. Pp. 74 – 75

2005 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament

The 2005 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was the 33rd edition of the event known that year as the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, was part of the ATP International Series Gold of the 2005 ATP Tour, it took place at the Rotterdam Ahoy indoor sporting arena in Rotterdam, from 14 February through 20 February 2005. First-seeded Roger Federer won the singles title; the singles draw was led by World No. 1, reigning Wimbledon, US Open and Tennis Masters Cup champion, Australian Open semifinalist, Doha titlist Roger Federer, French Open runner-up, Umag winner Guillermo Coria, US Open semifinalist Tim Henman. Present were Australian Open quarterfinalist David Nalbandian and Marseille champion Joachim Johansson, Nikolay Davydenko, Dominik Hrbatý and Feliciano López. Roger Federer defeated Ivan Ljubičić 5–7, 7–5, 7–6 It was Roger Federer's 2nd title of the year, his 24th overall. Jonathan Erlich / Andy Ram defeated Cyril Suk / Pavel Vízner 6–4, 4–6, 6–3 Official website Singles draw Doubles draw Qualifying Singles draw