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Enya

Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, known professionally as Enya, is an Irish singer, record producer and musician. Born into a musical family and raised in the Irish-speaking area of Gweedore in County Donegal, Enya began her music career when she joined her family's Celtic band Clannad in 1980 on keyboards and backing vocals, she left in 1982 with their manager and producer Nicky Ryan to pursue a solo career, with Ryan's wife Roma Ryan as her lyricist. Enya developed her sound over the following four years with multitracked vocals and keyboards with elements of new age, classical and folk music, she has sung in ten languages. Enya's first projects as a solo artist included soundtrack work for The Frog Prince and the 1987 BBC documentary series The Celts, released as her debut album, Enya, she signed with Warner Music UK, which granted her artistic freedom and minimal interference from the label. The commercial and critical success of Watermark propelled her to worldwide fame, helped by the international top-10 hit single "Orinoco Flow".

This was followed by the multi-million selling albums Shepherd Moons, The Memory of Trees and A Day Without Rain. Sales of the latter and its lead single, "Only Time", surged in the United States following its use in the media coverage of the 11 September attacks. Following Amarantine and And Winter Came... Enya took an extended break from music. Enya is known for her privacy, she is Ireland's bestselling solo artist and second-bestselling artist behind U2, with a discography that has sold 26.5 million certified albums in the United States and an estimated 75 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. A Day Without Rain remains the bestselling new-age album, with an estimated 16 million copies sold worldwide. Enya has won awards including seven World Music Awards, four Grammy Awards for Best New Age Album, an Ivor Novello Award, she was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for "May It Be", written for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin was born on 17 May 1961 in Dore, within the area of the parish Gaoth Dobhair, in the northwestern county of Donegal, Ireland. It is a Gaeltacht region, her name is anglicised as Enya Patricia Brennan, where Enya is the phonetic spelling of how Eithne is pronounced in her native Ulster dialect of Irish. The fifth of nine children, Enya was born into a Roman Catholic family of musicians, her father, Leo Brennan, was the leader of the Slieve Foy Band, an Irish showband, ran Leo's Tavern in Meenaleck. Enya's maternal grandfather Aodh was the headmaster of the primary school in Dore, her grandmother was a teacher there. Aodh was the founder of the Gweedore Theatre company. Enya described her upbringing as "very quiet and happy." At age three, she took part in her first singing competition at the annual Feis Ceoil music festival. She took part in pantomimes at Gweedore Theatre and sang with her siblings in her mother's choir at St Mary's church in Derrybeg, she began piano lessons at age four.

"I had to do school work and travel to a neighbouring town for piano lessons, more school work. I... remember my brothers and sisters playing outside... and I would be inside playing the piano. This one big book of scales, practising them over and over." At eleven, Enya's grandfather paid for her education at a strict convent boarding school in Milford run by nuns of the Loreto order, where she developed a taste for classical music, art and watercolour painting. "It was devastating to be torn away from such a large family, but it was good for my music." Enya left the school at 17 and studied classical music in college for one year with the aim of becoming "a piano teacher sort of person. I never thought of myself composing or being on stage." In the 1970s several members of Enya's family formed Clannad, a Celtic band with Nicky Ryan as their manager, sound engineer and producer and his future wife Roma Ryan assisting with the tour management and administrative duties. In 1980, after her year at college, Enya decided not to study music at university and instead accepted Ryan's invitation to join the group with the aim of expanding their sound by incorporating keyboards and another backup vocalist.

She toured across Europe and played an uncredited role on their sixth album, Crann Úll, with a line-up of siblings Máire, Pól and Ciarán Brennan and twin uncles, Noel and Pádraig Duggan. Enya became an official and credited member by the time of their next album Fuaim, which features a front cover photograph of her with the band. Nicky maintains it was never his intention to make Enya a permanent member, realised she was "fiercely independent... intent on playing her own music. She was just not sure of how to go about it"; this sparked discussions between the two on the idea of using Enya's voice to form a "choir of one", a concept based on the "wall of sound" technique by Phil Spector that interested them both. In 1982, during a Clannad tour of Switzerland, Nicky called for a band meeting as several issues had arisen and felt they needed to be addressed, he added, "It was short and only required a vote, I lost. Roma and I were out; this left the question of. I decided to stand back an

Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society is the statutory body charged with the regulation of the legal profession in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. The Barristers' Society is a member of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, an association of the fourteen provincial and territorial bodies governing the legal profession across Canada; the Society traces its roots to the Nova Scotia Bar, established in December 1749, after the City of Halifax was founded. In 1797, a legal library was created when the Honourable Chief Justice Thomas A. L. Strange donated his personal collection to the province for the use of his fellow lawyers. In March 1811, the Province enacted its first legal profession act, called "an Act for the better regulation of attorneys and proctors, practising in the Courts of Law and Equity in this Province". Drafted by Attorney-General Richard John Uniacke, the Act provided that all of Nova Scotia’s lawyers would henceforth be barristers, rather than attorneys, it was the second legal profession act in British North America.

The Act was subject to seven-year periodic renewals and was renewed in 1818, however, it expired in March 1825 without being renewed. Within days, the Society of Nova Scotia Barristers was formed. In 1858, the society was renamed the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. In 1899, it became compulsory for all practising lawyers to be members of the Society due to the passage of the Barristers and Solicitors Act; the Legislature of Nova Scotia has enacted the Legal Profession Act, which gives lawyers in Nova Scotia the powers of self-regulation, through the Barristers' Society. In exercising its powers under the Act, the Barristers' Society is required "... to uphold and protect the public interest in the practice of law". The Barristers' Society has four main functions: regulate standards necessary for admission to the privilege of practising law in the Province. In addition to setting the requirements for call to the Bar and guidelines for law practice in the Province, the Society investigates and adjudicates potential professional misconduct amongst members.

An appeal lies to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal from the decision of the Society, on any question of law raised in disciplinary proceedings. Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Legal Profession Act, S. N. S. 2004, c. 28 CLERKING AT THE COURT, The Courts of Nova Scotia The Legal Excellence Program - Atlantic Region, Department of Justice

Parker Pennington

Parker Blair Pennington is an American figure skater. He won silver medals at the 2006 Nebelhorn Trophy and 2007 Finlandia Trophy, three gold medals on the JGP series, bronze at the 2002 JGP Final. Pennington won U. S. national titles on four levels—junior, novice and juvenile. Pennington was born on September 1984 in Hartford, Connecticut, he graduated from Lakewood High School in 2003. His younger brother, Colin, is the 2003 national novice champion in men's singles. In 2008, he began studying part-time at Baldwin-Wallace College. Pennington began skating at age three, he was coached by Carol Heiss Jenkins from 1992 through 2003. For the majority of his career, he competed out of the Midwestern Section. In 1995, Pennington won the national title on the Juvenile level; the next year, he won it on the Intermediate level. After failing to make it out of Sectionals in 1997 on the Novice level, he won the 1998 Novice national title; this earned him a trip to the Triglav Trophy, his first international event.

He won gold on the novice level. Pennington was given his junior international debut in 1998 at an ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Sofia, where he placed 4th, placed 9th in his second assignment, in China. Since the 1999 World Junior Championships were scheduled to be held before U. S. Nationals, he competed at a since-discontinued competition to determine the US team, he was sent to Junior Worlds, finishing 16th. At the 1999 Nationals, Pennington won the bronze medal on the junior level. In 1999, Pennington was placed 5th at both, he won his Sectionals and won the junior silver medal at Nationals. This earned him another trip to the Triglav Trophy. In 2000, Pennington won both his Junior Grand Prix events and placed 6th at the Junior Grand Prix Final. At Nationals, he won the gold medal on the Junior level, making him the first and so far only man to win Nationals on all of the following levels: Juvenile, Intermediate and Junior. Pennington was scheduled to compete internationally on the Junior Grand Prix in the 2001–02 season.

However, following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the USFSA withdrew all their skaters from the JGP. After placing 13th in his senior-level national debut, he won the junior gold medal at the Gardena Spring Trophy. In the 2002–03 season, Pennington won the silver medal at both his events and won the bronze medal at the Junior Grand Prix Final, he placed 6th at Nationals. However, an injury led him to withdraw, he was coached by Diana Ronayne from 2003 through 2005. He competed out of the Eastern Section in 2003, the only season he represented the Skating Club of New York in national competition. In 2003, Pennington won one Junior Grand Prix event and placed 6th at the other, missing qualification to the JGP Final, he withdrew from the 2004 Nationals due to injury. For the 2004–05 season, Pennington was given his first senior international event, the Finlandia Trophy, where he placed 8th, his 16th-place finish at Nationals did not earn him an international assignment for the 2005–06 Olympic season.

He was coached by Janet Champion in 2006. His placement of 9th at the 2006 Nationals earned him a trip to the 2006 Nebelhorn Trophy, where he won the silver medal behind Tomáš Verner. Due to ISU rules, this medal did not earn Pennington a personal best score and did not put him on the list of seasonal best scores; that year at Nationals, Pennington placed 7th. In the summer of 2007, Pennington moved to Virginia, to train under Audrey Weisiger, he changed his home club affiliation from the Broadmoor Skating Club to the Washington Skating Club and so competed out of the Eastern Section. Pennington was assigned to the 2007 Finlandia Trophy, where he won the silver medal, placing three points behind Verner and 16 points ahead of bronze medalist Kevin van der Perren, he won the silver medal at the Eastern Sectional Championships to qualify for the 2008 U. S. Championships, where he placed 11th. Pennington returned to Heiss Jenkins in 2008, he practiced at the Cleveland Skating Club. He soon resigned from competing nationally, instead, organized a series of shows called Skate Dance Dream.

He now is a coach at the Cleveland Skating Club while continuing to coach and direct Skate Dance Dream and the Cleveland Skating Club annual ice show. Both are annual performances, he coaches the Cleveland Skating Club theatre on ice team. JGP: Junior Grand Prix "Official site". Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2017. Parker Pennington at the International Skating Union

PROITERES

PROITERES or 大阪工業大学 電気推進ロケットエンジン搭載小型スペースシッププロジェクト in Japanese is a satellite launched by ISRO in 2012 for Osaka Institute of Technology. This small boxlike system, with solar panels on the hull, is the testbench for the 4.4 W Pulsed Plasma Thruster operating on the microsatellite platform. The total power budget of the satellite is 15 watt. PROITERES' secondary goals, as stated by the manufacturer, are: Experiments of two-way radio signal propagation characteristics using amateur radio band. Communication tests of satellite communication technology using off-the-shelf consumer-grade components. Tracking and communicating by amateur radio users around the world. Monitoring with a high-resolution camera the Yodogawa basin near Osaka and other parts of Kansai District, it is equipped with 3-axis magnetic torquers and gyro-sensors for attitude control, a magnetic sensor on the boom, a solar sensor, the CMOS camera. As in 2013, PROITERES does not respond to any ground commands, although still broadcasting telemetry data.

According to the PROITERES development team report on 17 January 2014 at JAXA annual symposium, the PROITERES had a design error resulting in the flight computer engaged in a boot loop. The root cause of the boot loop was the electromagnetic incompatibility issue, resulting in a reset signal being generated if power-up ramp rate of the flight computer is high enough; the Osaka Institute of Technology team abandoned attempts to restore communications with PROITERES satellite and proceeded with development of the PROITERES-2 design. Miniaturized satellite

Ahiran railway station

Ahiran railway station is a halt railway station on the Barharwa-Azimganj-Katwa Loop Line of Malda railway division of Eastern Railway zone. It is situated beside Suti police station, Jangipur Barrage at Ahiran of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. In 1913, the Hooghly–Katwa Railway constructed a 1,676 mm wide broad gauge line from Bandel to Katwa, the Barharwa–Azimganj–Katwa Railway constructed the 1,676 mm wide broad gauge Barharwa-Azimganj-Katwa Loop Line. With the construction of the Farakka Barrage and opening of the railway bridge in 1971, the railway communication picture of this line were changed. Total 16 local trains stop at Ahiran railway station

Deal or No Deal (Tunisian game show)

Deal or No Deal has a version airing in Tunisia, called Dlilek Mlek, broadcast on the Tunisian National television channel Tunisian TV 1 and was hosted by Sami Fehri between 2005 and 2007. It is in Arabic; the top prize was 300,000 Tunisian dinars in the first edition, 500,000 dinars in the second, 1,000,000 dinars in the third and current versions and 2,000,000 dinars during Ramadan 2017. The lowest prize is 100 milimes; the 24 boxes represent 24 governorates of Tunisia. The top prize was won at least once in each edition. On March 22, 2006, Mohamed Mabrouk won 300,000 dinars. On November 13, 2006, Mohamed Bashir Menchari won 500,000 dinars, and on September 13, 2007, a contestant won 1,000,000 dinars. Each winner shared the prize with an SMS participant. Revival of the show is broadcast in every Ramadan on El Hiwar Ettounsi since 2014. In Ramadan 2017, the top prize is further increased to 2,000,000 dinars. On June 13, 2017, Mrs. Aichoucha from Ben Arous won the top prize. However, the episode is under investigation by Independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication.

On 5 March 2018 and 9 March 2018, two people won the bottom prize of 100 millimes with 5 episodes of each other. NOTE: The lowest value is shown as 0.1 dinar on the board, but 100 millimes in box. 1,000,000 dinars is written as "Milliard", meaning "billion" in box and 2,000,000 dinars is written as "2 Milliards", meaning "2 billion". Official site