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The More We Get Together

"The More We Get Together" is a traditional American children's song. Like "Did You Ever See a Lassie?", its tune was taken from a 1679 Viennese tune by Marx Augustin, "Oh du lieber Augustin". British songwriters Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly, under the pseudonym Irving King, claimed authorship in 1926 as the official song of the Ancient Order of Froth Blowers, with lyrics, "... The more we are together the merrier we'll be..." King said it was "founded on an old air". Dick Powell with "The Foursome" recorded the song for Decca in 1939. Curad used the tune in their 1960's "ouchless" bandage jingle. In 1976, Children's music artist Raffi released it as a single from the Singable Songs For the Very Young album, as his signature song. Pop music of the song was used in the Kidsongs video released in 1989: "A Day at Camp"; the song was used in a UK advert for Wrigley's Extra chewing gum in 2006. The theme song of the Singaporean show Together played the tune at the beginning and end of the theme song.

It is played at the interlude. In 2011, the song was included in Sony Handycam Projector series camcorder commercial, with some modified lyrics. In August 2013, Subway New Zealand used the tune to advertise their Limited Time $5 Lunch Deals. In 2014, a rendition of the song was played in the trailer for version 1.1 of Goat Simulator

California Motion Picture Corporation

California Motion Picture Corporation was a film company based in San Rafael, California, in Marin County during the silent film era. The company lasted from 1914 until January 1916, it was subsequently renamed and lasted until 1920. It produced at least 15 films; the film company is known for its feature-length films about early California history. The Marin Library has a digital collection related to the studio, their productions included Salomy Jane, Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch and Who's Your Servant?. Frank Erlanger was one of the actors. Salomy Jane survives in its entirety. George E. Middleton was Beatriz Michelena a leading actress. Harold Entwistle and William Nigh directed films for the company. An announcement of the company's incorporation gives a San Francisco main office address at 356 Pune Street and lists the board of directors as: James Woods, manager of the St. Francis Hotel. Eastland, President Coast Realty Co.. Hayne, Capitalist as well as officer from a steamship company and Pacific Telephonen and Telegraph.

It was billed as the largest film company in the west. Stage actress Michelena married George E. Middleton, a prominent San Francisco automobile dealer, on Sunday, March 3, 1907; the private wedding took place at 232 Divisadero Street, the home of the parents of bridesmaid Margaret McGovern, "a lifelong friend of the bride". The couple spent a few weeks in Los Angeles for their honeymoon. Middleton was the manager of the local Middleton Motor Car Company and the son of a California timber baron, he introduced Michelena to his society friends and business partners, including the trustees of Charles Crocker's estate who had rebuilt the St. Francis Hotel after the 1906 earthquake and fire. Middleton set up the California Motion Picture Company in San Rafael in 1912 for the purpose of shooting promotional footage of the automobiles he was selling, he determined. By 1914, Middleton and Michelena were making three major films at the same time; the first feature completed by CMPC was Salomy Jane, screened at the St. Francis Hotel by invitation only.

Michelena's role was an energetic daughter of an emigrant miner. She prefers a fifth played by British heartthrob House Peters; the movie saw limited nationwide distribution and was judged a hit by viewers who were impressed by the wild California scenery: giant redwood trees, winding roads hugging rocky bluffs and the Russian River Michelena's dominant portrayal of the title role was an appeal. Journalist Josephine Clifford McCracken wrote of her in the June 1915 issue of Overland Monthly: "Daughter of a renowned tenor of San Francisco's pioneer days, herself a prima donna with an assured place on the modern operatic stage, a girl with a wealth of artistic tradition behind her, Miss Michelena's gifts do not stop there, she has rare beauty, wit, intellectual attainments and athletic grace." One CMPC shooting location was on family property near Boulder Creek, where Middleton's father had established a timber holding now known as the Middleton Tract. Other filming locations included undeveloped portions of Santa Cruz and Marin counties.

In San Rafael, the studio boasted a large glass-walled and -roofed building that let in light but not wind so that shooting for indoor scenes could take place in full light without the telltale flapping of tablecloths and clothing blown by gusts. Considered expensive at the time, the company used a US$1,250 Bell & Howell movie camera, worth about $31,600 in current value; the camera held two reels of film. A second $700 camera provided a third reel of the same scene, from another perspective. Though Salomy Jane did not return a profit, its favorable reception convinced Middleton that his wife could challenge the world's top movie star, Mary Pickford, all CMPC movies had her as their star. Michelena's ego expanded with the glowing reviews of her skill, her demands for star treatment brought heavier expenses to productions that continued to lose money. Mignon, The Lily of Poverty Flat, A Phyllis of the Sierras, Salvation Nell and The Rose of the Misty Pool all failed to turn a profit, a lavish production of Faust, in production in 1915 was given until the end of the year to be completed.

Faust was not done by January 1916, CMPC president Herbert Payne shut the film company down and filed for bankruptcy. Faust was never released. Middleton and Michelena bought the bankrupt film company for "a few thousand dollars" in 1917 and renamed it Michelena Studios, their new company was called Beatriz Michelena Features, shooting began on their next feature-length film, Just Squaw. Michelena's lead character was a white woman raised by American Indians, a woman who does not realize her racial heritage until after she falls into forbidden love with a white man; the movie played for only a week in San Francisco in 1919, did not return a profit. The moviemakers' new distributor, Robertson-Cole, was unable to find the right market for Heart of Juanita and The Flame of Hellgate in 1920. American audiences had grown more sophisticated, yet Michelena Studios was still employing their earlier production techniques. After shooting The Flame of Hellgate and Michelena stopped making movies altogether.

She returned to her singing performances and he returned to his car sales. They divorced in the mid-1920s, though Middleton told the 1930 U

Jack Crook

Jack Crook is an English professional basketball player with Manchester Giants. Crook is a pre-major in the College of Sciences, he was a member of the squad that traveled to China in late August 2012. Crook began his career with Manchester Magic, he was named as the MVP of the Under-18 National Cup in England. After leading his team to the tournament title with 24 points and 11 rebounds in the final game, he played for England's Division B squad at U18 European Championship in 2011 in Bulgaria. Averaging 4.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in seven games. In Crook's freshman season at the Seattle University, he appeared twenty-nine games, averaging 2.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game. On 5 January 2013, Crook scored a season-high eight points against San Jose State University. Crook appeared in all thirty games including twenty-eight starts. Averaging 5.1 points, 6.0 1.0 assist per game. He notched Double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds during WAC Tournament against New Mexico State. In his junior season, Crook averaged 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 assist per game.

Early in January 2015, Crook scored a season high 19 points together with 3 rebounds and 1 assist against CSU Fullerton. As a senior, Crook has started all thirty-two games, averaging 10.1 points 6.0 rebounds and 1.9 assist per game. On 6 December, Crook scored his</ref> career high 22 points against Mississippi Valley State and tied it, together with 10 rebounds on 18 February against UT Rio Grande Valley. Following his graduation from Seattle University, Crook signed his first professional contract with CB Agustinos Eras of the Spanish LEB Plata. On 8 October 2016 he scored. Crook grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds together with 15 points against CB L'Hospitalet, he averaged 9.5 rebounds and 0.6 assist at the end of 2016-17 season. On 26 January 2018 Crook signed for Manchester Giants for the remainder of the 2017-2018 season

Armstrong Gibbs

Cecil Armstrong Gibbs was a prolific and versatile English composer, best known for his output of songs. Gibbs devoted much of his career to the amateur choral and festival movements in Britain, he attained a high level of popularity, for instance the work'Dusk' was requested by Princess Elizabeth on her eighteenth birthday. Gibbs was born in Great Baddow, a country village near Chelmsford in Essex, England on 10 August 1889, his maternal grandfather, a Unitarian minister who wrote a number of songs in spite of being musically untrained, was his closest musical relation. His father, David Cecil Gibbs, was the head of the well-known soap company D & W Gibbs, founded by C. A. Gibbs's grandfather. Gibbs's mother, died when Gibbs was only two, having given birth to a still-born son. While Gibbs had many privileges in his childhood owing to his father's wealth, he was deprived of any permanent mother figure, having been raised by a nurse and five maiden aunts in three month rotations. Gibbs's childhood was further troubled by his father's method of child-rearing.

This manifested itself in Gibbs's adulthood as agoraphobia and other nervous troubles. Gibbs's musical talent appeared early in life: an aunt discovered that he had perfect pitch at age three, he was improvising melodies at the piano before he could speak fluently and he wrote his first song at the age of five. While family members insisted that Gibbs should attend some kind of music school abroad, Gibbs's father was insistent that Gibbs have a proper British education to prepare him for running the family business. Therefore, Gibbs attended the Wick School, a preparatory school in Brighton beginning in 1899. Gibbs's facility as a student his talents in Latin, won him a scholarship to Winchester College in 1902 where he specialized in history. However, while at Winchester, Gibbs began music studies in earnest, taking lessons in harmony and counterpoint with Dr. E. T. Sweeting. From 1908-1911 he attended Trinity Cambridge on a scholarship as a history student, he continued his studies at Cambridge in music through 1913 studying composition with Edward Dent, Cyril Rootham and Charles Wood.

It was at Cambridge that he studied organ and piano. After earning his Mus. B from Cambridge in 1913, Gibbs became a preparatory school teacher, he taught at the Copthorne School in Sussex for a year at the Wick School beginning in 1915. During World War I, he continued to teach at the Wick since he was considered unfit for military service. At the Wick, Gibbs taught English and the classics, led a choir which became “very keen and competent.” In 1918, he had his first child, a son, in the following year. Early in his adulthood, Gibbs found little time to compose because of teaching duties, publishers had rejected the few songs he had found time to write. Gibbs was considering becoming a partner with the Wick School. However, Gibbs was awarded a commission in 1919 to write a musical for the school on the occasion of the Headmaster's retirement. Two significant incidents that altered his career came from this project; the first was the formation of his friendship with poet Walter de la Mare, who accepted Gibbs's offer to write the text for the play.

The second was that the conductor of this production was none other than Adrian Boult who convinced Gibbs to take a leave of absence from teaching and study music at the Royal College of Music for one year. At the Royal College, Gibbs studied with Ralph Vaughan Williams, Charles Wood, Boult himself. With the help of the Director, Sir Hugh Allen, he managed to have some of his songs published thus initiating his musical career. In the early 1920s, Gibbs and his family returned to Danbury, just a few miles from where Gibbs spent his childhood. Here, Vaughan Williams was their neighbor for a short time. Gibbs had a house built in Danbury, named Crossings, where he lived until World War II. In the early 1920s, Gibbs received two significant commissions for stage music, won the Arthur Sullivan Prize for composition, was getting his music published and performed. In 1921, he was invited to join the staff of the Royal College of Music where he taught theory and composition until 1939. In 1921, Gibbs founded the Danbury Choral Society, an amateur choir that he conducted until just before his death.

In 1923, Gibbs was asked to adjudicate at a competitive musical festival in Bath and found that he had a penchant for this type of work. Within a few years he became one of the best-known judges in England. From 1937 to 1952, he was the Vice-chairman of the British Federation of Musical Festivals, a job that he regarded as one of his most important. In 1931, Gibbs was awarded the Doctorate in Music at Cambridge for composition. During World War II, his home, was commandeered for use as a military hospital, so Gibbs and Honor moved to Windermere in the Lake District. Although the competitive festivals came to a temporary halt during the war, he continued to be involved in musical performance, his son was killed on active service in November 1943 in Italy during World War II. After the war and Honor returned to Essex to a small cottage near Crossings called “The Cottage in the B


Traditionally, the bird order Apodiformes contained three living families: the swifts, the treeswifts, the hummingbirds. In the Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy, this order is raised to a superorder Apodimorphae in which hummingbirds are separated as a new order, Trochiliformes. With nearly 450 species identified to date, they are the most diverse order of birds after the passerines; as their name suggests, their legs have limited function aside from perching. The feet are covered with bare skin rather than the scales. Another shared characteristic is long wings with stout humerus bones; the evolution of these wing characteristics has provided the hummingbird with ideal wings for hovering. The hummingbirds and crested swifts share other anatomical similarities with one another, as well as similarities with their probable closest living relatives, the owlet-nightjars; the owlet-nightjars are convergent with the related Caprimulgiformes, which form a clade Cypselomorphae with the Apodiformes. The Apodiformes evolved in the Northern Hemisphere.

Eocypselus, a primitive genus known from the Late Paleocene or Early Eocene of north-central Europe, is somewhat difficult to assign. This would suggest that the major apodiform lineages diverged shortly after the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary. However, the perching adaptation of the foot of Eocypselus on which this theory rests may just as well be a symplesiomorphy. Most researchers believe that presently this genus cannot be unequivocally assigned to either the Apodiformes or the Caprimulgiformes; the Early Eocene Primapus, found in England, is similar to both a primitive swift and the aegialornithids, which are in some aspects intermediate between swifts and owlet-nightjars. Fossil evidence demonstrates the existence of swifts during that period in Europe. At that time, most of Europe had a humid, subtropical climate comparable to modern-day southern China. For a map of Early–Middle Eocene Earth, see the Paleomap project. By the late Eocene, primitive hummingbirds started to diverge from the related jungornithids.

Cypselavus was either an aegialornithid. The placement of the Aegialornithidae is not quite clear. Various analyses place them sufficiently close to the Apodiformes to be included here, or into the unique owlet-nightjar lineage in the Cypselomorphae. ORDER APODIFORMES Family †Aegialornithidae Lydekker 1891 Genus †Primapus Harrison & Walker 1975 Genus †Aegialornis Lydekker 1891 Suborder Apodi Genus †Procypseloides Harrison 1984c Genus †Laputavis Dyke 2001b Genus †Scaniacypselus Harrison 1984 Family †Eocypselidae Harrison 1984 Genus †Eocypselus Harrison 1984 Family Hemiprocnidae Oberholser 1906 Family Apodidae Olphe-Galliard 1887 Suborder Trochili Genus †Palescyvus Karchu 1988 Family †Cypselavidae Mourer-Chauviré 2006 Genus †Argornis Karchu 1999 Genus †Cypselavus Gaillard 1908 Genus †Parargornis Mayr 2003 Family †Jungornithidae Karchu 1988 Genus †Jungornis Karchu 1988 Family Trochilidae Vigors 1825 List of Apodiformes by population