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Download Festival

Download Festival is a rock festival, held annually at Donington Park in England. Download at Donington is the most popular British summer rock and heavy metal festival and has hosted some of the genre's biggest names, including Saxon, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Soundgarden, Motörhead, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Status Quo, Mötley Crüe, Journey, ZZ Top, Thin Lizzy, Faith No More and Guns N' Roses; the Download Festival was conceived as a follow up to the Monsters of Rock festivals, held at the Donington Park circuit between 1980 and 1996. The first Download Festival was created by Stuart Galbraith, co-booked by Andy Copping in 2003 in the same location. Rather than run as a single day event Download was a two-day event, expanding to three days in 2005; the name Download was chosen for the festival for two reasons. Downloading was a dirty word in the music industry at the time, due to file sharing, rock is seen as a rebellious genre of music. Download was to be a Monsters of Rock for the 21st century and the internet would provide connectivity with its audience.

The 2003 festival tickets had a code on them, which would allow festival goers to download tracks from bands which had played. Although this idea has been dropped in subsequent years, the festival organisers have nurtured an online community through the Download Festival Forums. A sounding board for the fans of the festival, the boards have become an integral part of the festival organisation with regular contributions from Festival Director John Probyn and Promoter Andy Copping; the forums provide face to face feedback through the Fan Forum meetings and organise the Boardie BBQ and the Boardie Takeover night, football tournaments and a pub quiz for the R. I. P. Campers who arrive on a Wednesday night; when Download began, it took. However in 2008 developments for Formula One meant that the infield was no longer suitable as a festival site. 2008 saw a move to the "Sunday Markets" site to the west of the circuit. Although adequate, numbers were limited and the location of the campsite meant that getting from tents to the arena was quite a hike.

2009 saw the arena move to a much more suitable location to the south of the circuit and has remained there every year since. Security for the festival has been undertaken by professional crowd management specialists Showsec, although the campsite area has had various contractors throughout. Since 2009 there has been on-site radio broadcasting from Rock Radio on 87.7FM. This RSL broadcast has aired music from festival bands and news to the festival site and the surrounding area, with the signal reaching as far as Nottingham; the Download Dog is the official mascot of the Download Festival, appears on a wide range of material related to the festival, such as tickets, stage banners and merchandise. The first Download was held on 31 May – 1 June 2003; the original headliners were Iron Maiden and Limp Bizkit, although the latter pulled out and were replaced by Audioslave. Metallica attempted to step in as headliners, but were unable to do so, owing to headlining that year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Instead, having performed an exclusive club show in London the night before, they played an unannounced "secret slot" in the afternoon on the second stage, with no soundcheck. "Sunday belonged to Metallica," wrote Mick Middles in Classic Rock. "At 3.15 the band were fired into the heart of the festival. Before me, a nonplussed, earplugged infant was held aloft. Somehow it seemed historical. Debuting selections from St. Anger, Metallica swept into a 90-minute frenzy so irresistible that the Hells Angels were seen clapping in wholehearted appreciation at the end; the coup was complete."Chevelle were scheduled to play the Scuzz stage on Sunday but pulled out at the last minute. Instruction, playing their second set of the festival, stepped in as the replacements; the 2004 edition of the festival was held on 5–6 June. Another stage was added to the festival. Seventy-two bands played over the two days; the 2004 event was notable for several last minute hitches. First, SOiL missed their main stage appearance on Saturday.

Static-X missed their slot due to a bus breakdown. On Sunday, Slayer arrived on time, but their equipment did not, leading to a slot change from the middle of the afternoon on the main stage to a slot on the second stage. Slayer were replaced on the main stage by Damageplan, their setlist ended with a rendition of Damageplan founders Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell's most recognisable song from Pantera, "Walk." The biggest news came from the headliners Metallica. Taking to the stage an hour and a half late, James Hetfield explained the situation with Ulrich and the show began with Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo playing on "Battery" and "The Four Horsemen." Slipknot's Joey Jordison played the rest of the set apart from Fade to Black, played by Metallica's drum technician, Flemming Larsen. The full line-up included: Scotland In June 2004 a two-day Download Festival was held on Glasgow Green, several days before the Donington event; this had a limited line up with only nine bands performing over a two-day period.

The bands which did play included the headliners and Linkin Park. Download Sc

Dua Allahumma kun li-waliyyik

Dua Allahumma kun li-waliyyik or "Du'a Allahumma kun li-waliyyik al-Hujjatibnil Hasan", known as "Dua Salamati Imam Zaman" is a supplication, recited for the health of Hujjat al-Mahdi, regarded as the last Imam --of Twelver Islam-- and the savior of the world from the oppression. Moreover, the Du'a "Allahumma kun li-waliyyik" is famous as Dua Faraj between Shia Muslims "O Allah, terrible was the calamity, its evil consequences are visible, the covering has been removed, hopes have been cut off, the earth has shrunk..." The text of the supplication of "Du'a Allahumma kun li-waliyyik al-Hujjatibnil Hasan" is as follows: "O Allah, be, for Your representative, the Hujjat, son of AlHassan, Your blessings be on him and his forefathers, in this hour and in every hour, a guardian, a protector, a leader, a helper, a proof, an eye. Until You make him live on the earth, in obedience, cause him to live in it for a long time." This supplication has been narrated by Kulayni in his book al-Kafi, from Muhammad ibn Isa, he mentions this from the Salihan.

There have been other narrators between Muhammad ibn Ya'qub al-Kulayni and Muhammad bin Isa ibn ‘Ubaid that have been omitted from the transmission chain because of being a context. Moreover, the Du'a "Allahumma kun li-waliyyik" has been mentioned by others, such as: Sayyid ibn Tavus, Kaf'ami, etc. Du'a al-Faraj Du'a Kumayl Du'a Nudba Mujeer Du'a Du'a Abu Hamza al-Thumali Dua Allahuma The authenticity of supplication “Allahumma kun li-waliyyik al-Hujjatibnil Hasan… Dua al-Faraj Dua-e-Faraj

Maribor Town Hall

Maribor Town Hall is the town hall of Maribor, Slovenia. It is situated on the town's Main Square. Built in 1515, it was remodeled in Renaissance style between 1563 and 1565. In the mid-19th century, it was again renovated in the late Classical style, but was restored to its original 16th-century appearance. Adolf Hitler addressed local Germans from the building's main balcony, overlooking the square, during his brief 1941 visit to the city. In addition to city offices, the hall houses a Slovene national cuisine restaurant, Toti Rotovž. In the square outside the hall there stands the Plague Memorial, which commemorates the “black death” that devastated the city in 1680. Media related to Maribor Town Hall at Wikimedia Commons

Ostrinotes

Ostrinotes is a Neotropical genus of butterflies in the family Lycaenidae. Ostrinotes purpuriticus cryptic hairstreak – southeast Mexico to Colombia Ostrinotes empusa Empusa hairstreak – Panama to Argentina Ostrinotes halciones halciones hairstreak – Mexico to Brazil Ostrinotes tympania Brazil Ostrinotes tarena French Guiana Ostrinotes gentiana Colombia Ostrinotes sospes Colombia Ostrinotes keila Keila hairstreak – Mexico to Colombia Ostrinotes sophocles "Indiis" and Brazil

Darius (album)

Darius is a live album by composer/bassist Graham Collier, released on his own Mosaic label in 1974. Allmusic said "This is the finest of Collier's early works. On All About Jazz Nic Jones noted "It might be argued that the six-piece band featured on both Darius and Midnight Blue is one of the best Collier has headed". All compositions by Graham Collier. "Darius" – 27:15 "Darius" – 16:30 "A New Dawn" – 5:30 Graham Collier – bass Harry Becketttrumpet, flugelhorn Derek Wadsworthtrombone Ed Speight – guitar Geoff Castle – electric piano John Webbdrums

Sinatra & Sextet: Live in Paris

Sinatra & Sextet: Live in Paris is a live album by American singer Frank Sinatra, recorded in 1962 but not released until 1994. The album was released by Reprise Records. An earlier, non-commercial edition of this concert was released in late 1992, albeit with two fewer songs than the twenty five in this set, it was only the third live album officially released of Sinatra, after 1966's Sinatra at the Sands and 1974's The Main Event – Live. It was his first concert he performed in Paris, France; the album is unique in. That spring Sinatra was on a World Tour for Children, playing benefit concerts that would raise money for handicapped children in Europe and Asia, it extended to thirty dates in two months, starting on April 15 in Mexico City and ending June 17 in Monte Carlo. The concert which makes up the album was recorded on June 5, towards the end of the tour. Guitarist Al Viola stated in the liner notes of the album that, since the band was gathered on such short notice, they never rehearsed with Sinatra for the tour.

Much of the band had performed with him on previous albums with the same arrangements, so he never felt rehearsals were necessary. The performance was introduced by Charles Aznavour, who declares in French, Frank Sinatra, Paris belongs to you! During the concert, the singer makes some risque remarks, his spoken introduction to "One for My Baby" is an example. Of the song's protagonist, Sinatra had this to say: "It's obvious what his trouble is: Girls. Cherche la femme. Which means in French Why don't you share the broad with me?"Following his performance of "Ol' Man River", the singer states: "That song is about Sammy Davis's people. And'dis is a song about my people," moving into "The Lady Is A Tramp". Sinatra jokes through some of his vocal difficulties, commenting at one point that he should "avoid the pre-show onion soup", that he's "gotta stop sleepin' in the park." Introduction by Charles Aznavour – 1:04 "Goody Goody" – 1:11 "Imagination" – 2:25 "At Long Last Love" – 2:12 "Moonlight in Vermont" – 3:33 "Without a Song" – 2:36 "Day In, Day Out" – 2:35 "I've Got You Under My Skin" – 2:49 "I Get a Kick Out of You" – 2:58 "The Second Time Around" – 2:41 "Too Marvelous for Words" – 1:37 "My Funny Valentine" – 2:49 "In the Still of the Night" – 3:18 "April in Paris" – 2:30 "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You" – 3:53 "They Can't Take That Away from Me" – 1:48 "Chicago" – 2:07 "Night and Day" – 4:19 "I Could Have Danced All Night" – 2:43 "One for My Baby" – 5:45 "A Foggy Day" – 2:15 "Ol' Man River" – 3:33 "The Lady Is a Tramp" – 3:44 "I Love Paris" – 1:39 "Nancy" – 2:14 "Come Fly with Me" – 3:00 Frank Sinatra - Vocals Bill Miller - Piano Al Viola - Guitar Ralph Peña - Bass Irv Cottler - Drums Emil Richards - Vibraphone Harry Klee - Alto Saxophone, Flute