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Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode are an English electronic music band formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980. The group as of now consists of a trio of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher. Depeche Mode released their debut album Speak & Spell in 1981, bringing the band onto the British new wave scene. Founding member Vince Clarke left after the release of the album. Gore took over as main songwriter and in 1982, Alan Wilder replaced Clarke, establishing a lineup that continued for 13 years; the band's last albums of the 1980s, Black Celebration and Music for the Masses, established them as a dominant force within the electronic music scene. A highlight of this era was the band's June 1988 concert at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, where they drew a crowd in excess of 60,000 people. In early 1990, they released an international mainstream success; the following album, Songs of Faith and Devotion, released in 1993, was a success, though internal struggles within the band during recording and touring resulted in Wilder's departure in 1995.

Depeche Mode has had 17 top 10 albums in the UK chart. Q included the band in the list of the "50 Bands That Changed the World!". Depeche Mode ranks number 98 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". In December 2016, Billboard named Depeche Mode the 10th most successful dance club artist of all time, they were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 and 2018, will be inducted as part of the Class of 2020. Depeche Mode's origins date to 1977, when schoolmates Vince Clarke and Andy Fletcher formed a Cure-influenced band called No Romance In China, with Clarke on vocals and guitar and Fletcher on bass guitar. Fletcher would recall, "Why am I in the band? It was accidental right from the beginning. I was forced to be in the band. I played the guitar and I had a bass. In 1979, Clarke played guitar in an "Ultravox rip-off band", The Plan, with friends Robert Marlow and Paul Langwith. In 1978–79, Martin Gore played guitar in an acoustic duo and the Worms, with school friend Phil Burdett on vocals.

In 1979, Marlow and friend Paul Redmond formed a band called the French Look, with Marlow on vocals/keyboards, Gore on guitar and Redmond on keyboards. In March 1980, Clarke and Fletcher formed a band called Composition of Sound, with Clarke on vocals/guitar, Gore on keyboards and Fletcher on bass. Soon after the formation of Composition of Sound, Clarke heard Wirral band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, whose output inspired him to make electronic music. Along with OMD, other early influences included Daniel Miller and Fad Gadget. Clarke and Fletcher switched to synthesisers, working odd jobs in order to buy the instruments, or borrowing them from friends. Dave Gahan joined the band in 1980 after Clarke heard him perform at a local Scout hut jam session, singing a rendition of David Bowie's "Heroes", Depeche Mode was born. Gahan's and Gore's favourite artists included Sparks and the Banshees, Cabaret Voltaire, Talking Heads and Iggy Pop. Gahan's persona onstage was influenced by frontman of The Damned.

When explaining the choice for the new name, taken from French fashion magazine Dépêche mode, Gore said, "It means hurried fashion or fashion dispatch. I like the sound of that." However, the magazine's name is "Fashion News" or "Fashion Update". Gore recalled that the first time the band played as Depeche Mode was a school gig in May 1980. There is a plaque commemorating the gig at the James Hornsby School in Basildon, where Gore and Fletcher were pupils; the band made their recording debut in 1980 on the Some Bizzare Album with the song "Photographic" re-recorded for their debut album Speak & Spell. The band made a demo tape but, instead of mailing the tape to record companies, they would go in and deliver it, they would demand the companies play it. They'd say'leave the tape with us' and we'd say'it's our only one'. We'd say goodbye and go somewhere else."According to Gahan, prior to securing their record contract, they were receiving offers from all the major labels. Phonogram offered them "money you could never have imagined and all sorts of crazy things like clothes allowances".

While playing a live gig at the Bridge House in Canning Town, the band was approached by Daniel Miller, an electronic musician and founder of Mute Records, interested in their recording a single for his burgeoning label. The result of this verbal contract was their first single, "Dreaming of Me", recorded in December 1980 and released in February 1981, it reached number 57 in the UK charts. Encouraged by this, the band recorded their second single, "New Life", which climbed to number 11 in the UK charts and got them an appearance on Top of the Pops; the band went to London by train. The band's next single was "Just Can't Get Enough"; the synth-pop single became the band's first UK top ten hit. The video is the only one of the band's videos to feature Vince Clarke. Depeche Mode's debut album, Speak & Spell, was released in October 1981 and peaked at number ten on the UK album charts. Critical reviews were mixed.

Arkansas State University Three Rivers

Arkansas State University Three Rivers is a public community college in Malvern, Arkansas. It was named College of the Ouachitas for the Ouachita Mountains, which cross through this portion of the state and the Ouachita River which flows through the area. In 2020, it changed to its current name. ASUTR has 1,500 students annually through its degree programs, technical courses, community educational offerings. ASUTR was established in 1969 as Ouachita Vocational Technical School; the inaugural classes took place in January 1972, with 292 students enrolled in the certificate programs, such as automotive repair, food service, cosmetology. In 1991, Governor Bill Clinton signed legislation that reorganized the state's vo-tech institutions into two-year accredited colleges; the newly renamed Ouachita Technical College subsequently offered a broader degree of associate programs, such as nursing, business administration, manufacturing technology, criminal justice. As the number of programs began to expand, the school changed its name in 2011 to College of the Ouachitas to better reflect its comprehensive mission.

On January 1, 2020 the college joined the ASU System. ASUTR is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the Governor; each trustee serves a seven-year term. The ASUTR campus was located in a former segregated high school building in Hot Springs, shuttered in the 1960s. Following the accreditation of the school, the City of Malvern adopted a 1 cent sales tax to fund the college. New campus buildings were constructed in the 1990s and early 2000s, including a library in 1999. ASUTR is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, its programs have been approved by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and the Arkansas State Board of Vocational Education. Official website College of the Ouachitas entry in the Encyclopedia of Arkansas

Pedro da Silva (post courier)

Pedro da Silva was the first post courier in New France, in what was to become part of Canada. He was Portuguese was known as Le Portugais. Pedro da Silva is known to have arrived in New France prior to 1673, having worked there as a common courier. On he is known to have relocated to Sault-au-Matelot and involved himself in the shipping of goods in the colony. There is proof that in July 1693, Silva was paid 20 sols to take a package of letters from Montréal to Québec City. In 1705, he was commissioned by the -Intendant of New France, Jacques Raudot, as the "first courier" in New France. Canada Post issued a stamp in June 2003 honouring Pedro da Silva. Postage stamps and postal history of Canada Portuguese Canadians O primeiro carteiro do Canadá era português in Diário de Notícias

List of bills sponsored by Barack Obama in the United States Senate

Barack Obama sponsored 147 bills from January 4, 2005 until November 16, 2008. Two became law; this figure does not include bills to which Obama contributed as cosponsor, such as the Coburn-Obama Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 or the Lugar-Nunn Cooperative Proliferation Detection, Interdiction Assistance, Conventional Threat Reduction Act of 2006. Nor does it include amendments to other bills, although in the Senate these are not required to be germane to the parent bill and can therefore be bills in their own right. During the same time period, Obama has co-sponsored 689 bills in total; the focus of legislation reflects his minority party appointments in Senate Resolution 6 of the 109th Congress to the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, subsequent majority party appointments in the 110th Congress to the latter two committees and the Committee on Health, Education and Pensions and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Note: The information presented here is derived from thomas.loc.gov, but in some cases may be out of date. These bills were not created nor singularly supported by Barack Obama; the status of Obama's bills and resolutions as noted in the below table is in accordance with thomas.loc.gov. Introduced in the Senate refers to bills pending approval in committee. Reported to the Senate refers to bills that have received favorable report in committee and may be placed on the calendar for vote. Approved by the Senate describes bills which have gained approval. Govtrack links from this column provide updated status and full text of the bills. Barack Obama Political positions of Barack Obama Barack Obama presidential campaign, 2008 legislative information from THOMAS at the Library of Congress Barack Obama Bill Sponsorship 2007-2008 from Govtrack.us

Dionysus (song)

"Dionysus" is a song by South Korean boy band BTS. It was released digitally as part of the extended play Map of the Soul: Persona. Big Hit Entertainment teased the song title when they posted a short description of Dionysus on their official website. Upon doing so it trended on Twitter worldwide; the song was announced to be on their album tracklist Map of the Soul: Persona a few days before the scheduled release of April 12, 2019. The track was hinted at when teaser pictures of the members holding grapes were released. BTS promoted the song in Korea on the shows Inkigayo, Music Core, Music Bank, M Countdown. BTS gave a high-octane performance of the song at the 2019 Melon Music Awards and 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards, where the group swept all grand prizes; the song was performed at the 2019 SBS Gayo Daejeon and the 2019 KBS Song Festival. In a press release RM described the song as, "the joy and pain of creating something” and “an honest track", it is named after the Greek god of the same name, known for excess.

It is in the genre of rap-rock, synth-pop, hip-hop and consist of multi-part hooks, a trap breakdown, an ending chorus that has double-time drums and features Jin's'rocking adlibs' throughout the song. Lyrically, the song talks about their stardom and artistic integrity; some of the nuances may be difficult to understand because of the word play that gets lost in translation. On the surface it may seem like a party song with the group shouting “Drink, drink!” at different intervals, but in reality, the lyrics call for getting drunk on art, in the creative process. While "alcohol" in Korean is "술", "art" in Korean is "예술". Looking deeper into the lyrics, it shows self reflection such as when Suga raps, “What does it matter if I’m an idol or an artist?” It links back to their previous song "Idol" that asked the same reflective questions." Jason Lipshutz of Billboard called the song, "the most outlandish song BTS has released" and a "harbinger". Jess Lau from The 405 called "Dionysus" the "real stand out single" and "full of attitude and confidence", while Salvatore Maicki from Fader called it a "booze-filled rager".

In the review of "The 50 best albums of 2019", NME hailed “Jin’s spine-tingling falsetto wails during the final headbang-worthy section of ‘Dionysus’” as the "Best Moment" from the album

Constitution and Convention of the International Telecommunication Union

The Constitution and Convention of the International Telecommunication Union is an international treaty and ratified by all countries of the world. The treaty is the founding document of the International Telecommunication Union, a specialized agency of the United Nations; the convention was concluded on 22 December 1992 in Geneva. The ITU Constitution and Convention succeeded and replaced the 1865 International Telegraph Convention; as of 2016, the ITU Constitution and Convention has 193 state parties, which includes 192 United Nations member states plus the Holy See. States which are eligible to ratify the document but have not are the Cook Islands, Niue and the State of Palestine; the wording of preamble of the ITU Constitution and Convention is as follows: While recognizing the sovereign right of each State to regulate its telecommunication and having regard to the growing importance of telecommunication for the preservation of peace and the economic and social development of all States, the States Parties to this Constitution, as the basic instrument of the International Telecommunication Union, to the Convention of the International Telecommunication Union which complements it, with the object of facilitating peaceful relations, international cooperation among peoples and economic and social development by means of efficient telecommunication services, have agreed as follows: In article 4, the Constitution lays down the instruments of the ITU as follows: the Constitution of the International Telecommunication Union the Convention of the International Telecommunication Union and the Administrative Regulations.

The provisions of the Constitution and the Convention are further complemented by those of the Administrative Regulations. This Administrative Regulations comprise the ITU International Telecommunication Regulations, ITU Radio Regulations and are binding on all ITU member states as well. International Telecommunication Union Constitution and Convention of the International Telecommunication Union