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Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean is an American singer, record producer, photographer. He began his musical career as a ghostwriter, prior to joining hip hop collective Odd Future in 2010; the following year Ocean released Nostalgia, his debut mixtape. The mixtape was a critical success and generated the single "Novacane", which peaked at number 82 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum. Ocean subsequently secured a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings in 2012. Ocean released his debut studio album, Channel Orange, in July 2012; the album received universal acclaim from critics and won Ocean his first Grammy Award, for Best Urban Contemporary Album. The album contained the singles "Thinkin Bout You", "Pyramids" and "Sweet Life", with the former peaking inside the top 40 in the US and gaining him a nomination for Record of the Year at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, his second album, was released in 2016 and was subject to controversy after Ocean endured protracted contract disputes with Def Jam, which led to the album suffering repeated delays.

In order to fulfill his contract with Def Jam, Ocean released the visual project Endless on Apple Music the day before releasing Blonde. Released independently, Blonde debuted at number one in several countries and was highly acclaimed by critics; the album contained the single "Nikes" and was certified platinum. In 2017, Ocean was featured on opposite Migos. Ocean is known for his idiosyncratic musical style and elliptical songwriting, unconventional production techniques, wide vocal range. Music critics have credited him with revitalizing R&B, with his distinctive sound and style influencing numerous artists of various music genres. Ocean was born Christopher Edwin Cooksey on October 28, 1987, in California, his legal surname was changed to Breaux. When he was five years old, he and his family relocated to New Orleans. Ocean was first introduced to music through his mother, who would play jazz music on her car stereo, as well as albums by Celine Dion and Anita Baker and the soundtrack to The Phantom of the Opera.

He frequented New Orleans jazz bars and parlors, which encouraged him to begin recording his own music. In order to raise funds for recording time, he performed several jobs as a teenager such as washing cars, mowing lawns, walking his neighbors' dogs. After graduating from John Ehret High School in New Orleans in 2005, Ocean enrolled in the University of New Orleans to study English. However, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in August 2005, destroying his home and personal recording facility and forcing him to transfer to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, he stayed there for a brief time before dropping out. In 2006, Ocean moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music career, working at various fast-food and service jobs in order to support himself. In less than three years, he established himself as a songwriter. After getting a songwriting deal, Ocean wrote songs for artists including Justin Bieber, John Legend, Brandy. Ocean said of his work at the time, "There was a point where I was composing for other people, it might have been comfy to continue to do that and enjoy that income stream and the anonymity.

But that's not why I moved away from school and away from family."Ocean joined Los Angeles-based hip hop collective Odd Future, whom he had met in 2009. His friendship with Odd Future member Tyler, the Creator reinvigorated Ocean's songwriting. In late 2009, he met Tricky Stewart. Ocean grew frustrated with Def Jam, begun working on a mixtape of his own. On February 16, 2011, Ocean self-released the resulting mixtape, Ultra; the mixtape received critical acclaim. The mixtape focuses on personal reflection and social commentary. NPR's Andrew Noz said Ocean's songwriting is "smart and subtle...setting him apart from the pack." Rolling Stone magazine's Jonah Weiner wrote that Ocean was a "gifted avant-R&B smoothie". In April 2011, Ocean stated that his relationship with Def Jam had strengthened since the release of the Nostalgia, Ultra; the mixtape made Ocean known and led to his collaborations with rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West. Ocean first appeared in Tyler, the Creator's music video for the single "She", from Tyler's debut studio album Goblin.

His first performance was in collaboration with Odd Future at the 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where he joined them for their first tour across the east coast of the United States. On May 19, 2011 Ocean's record label Def Jam announced its plans to re-release Nostalgia, Ultra as an EP; the single'Novacane' was released to iTunes in May 2011, the EP was set to be released the next month, but was delayed. In June 2011, Ocean revealed that he would work on the upcoming Kanye West and Jay-Z collaborative album, Watch the Throne. Ocean co-wrote and featured on two tracks: "No Church in the Wild" and "Made in America". On July 28, 2011, a song titled "Thinkin Bout You", leaked on the internet, it was revealed the song was a reference track, written by Ocean, for Roc Nation artist Bridget Kelly's debut studio album. Kelly renamed the song'Thinking About Forever'. In September 2011, a music video directed by High5Collective for Ocean's version was released, yet the song still appeared on Kelly's debut EP Every Girl.

In August 2011, Frank Ocean made his first appearance on the cover of the publication The FADER, in its 75th issue. Ocean released the

Bank of India

Bank of India is a commercial bank with headquarters in the Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai and it is one of the top 5 banks in India. Founded in 1906, it has been government-owned since nationalisation in 1969. Bank of India has 5316 branches as of 31 March 2019, including 56 offices outside India, which includes five subsidiaries, five representative offices, one joint venture. BoI is a founder member of SWIFT, which facilitates provision of cost-effective financialprocessing and communication services. Bank of India was founded on 7 September 1906 by a group of eminent businessmen from Mumbai, India; the Bank was under private ownership and control till July 1969 when it was nationalised along with 13 other banks. Beginning with one office in Mumbai, with a paid-up capital of ₹5 million and 50 employees, the Bank has made a rapid growth over the years and blossomed into a mighty institution with a strong national presence and sizable international operations. In business volume, the Bank occupies a premier position among the nationalised banks.

The bank has over 5,100 branches in India spread over all states and union territories including specialized branches. These branches are controlled through 54 zonal offices. There are 60 branches, 5 subsidiaries, 1 joint venture abroad; the Bank came out with its maiden public issue in 1997 and follow on Qualified Institutions Placement in February 2008. The earlier holders of the Bank of India name had failed and were no longer in existence by the time a diverse group of Hindus, Muslims and Jews helped establish the present Bank of India in 1906 in Bombay. At the time, banks in India were either owned by Europeans and served the interests of the European merchant houses, or by different communities and served the banking needs of their own community; the promoters incorporated the Bank of India on 7 September 1906 under Act VI of 1882, with an authorised capital of ₹10 million divided into 100,000 shares each of ₹100. The promoters placed 55,000 shares and issued 45,000 to the public by way of IPO on 3 October 1906.

The lead promoter of the Bank of India was Sir Sassoon J. David, he was a member of the Sassoon family, who in turn were part of a Bombay community of Baghdadi Jews, notable for its history of social service. Sir David was a prudent banker and remained the bank's chief executive from its founding in 1906 until his death in 1926; the first board of directors of the bank consisted of Sir Sassoon David, Sir Cowasjee Jehangir, J. Cowasjee Jehangir, Sir Frederick Leigh Croft, Ratanjee Dadabhoy Tata, Gordhandas Khattau, Lalubhai Samaldas, Khetsety Khiasey, Ramnarain Hurnundrai, Jenarrayen Hindoomull Dani, Noordin Ebrahim Noordin. In 1921, BoI entered into an agreement with the Bombay Stock Exchange to manage its clearing house. BoI's international expansion began in 1946 when the bank BoI opened a branch in London, the first Indian bank to do so; this was the first post-World War II overseas branch of any Indian bank. The 1950s saw BoI open numerous branches abroad: Tokyo and Osaka in 1950, Singapore in 1951, Kenya and Uganda in 1953, Aden in 1953 or 1954, Tanganyika in 1955.

After a brief hiatus, BoI returned to international expansion, opening a branch in Hong Kong in 1960. A branch in Nigeria followed in 1962. Came nationalizations abroad, at home; the Government of Tanzania nationalised BoI's operations in Tanzania in 1967 and folded them into the government-owned National Commercial Bank, together with those of Bank of Baroda and several other foreign banks. Two years in 1969, the Government of India nationalised the 14 top banks, including Bank of India. In the same year, the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen nationalised BoI's branch in Aden, the Nigerian and Ugandan governments forced BoI to incorporate its branches in those countries; the next year, National Bank of Southern Yemen incorporated BoI's branch in Yemen, together with those of all the other banks in the country. BoI was the only Indian bank in the country. In 1972 BoI sold its Uganda operation to Bank of Baroda; the next year BoI opened a representative office in Jakarta. In 1974 BoI opened a branch in Paris.

This was the first branch of an Indian bank in Europe. In 1976 the Nigerian government acquired 60% of the shares in Bank of India. In 1978 BoI opened a branch in New York. In the 1970s, BoI opened an agency in San Francisco. In 1980 Bank of India, changed its name to Allied Bank of Nigeria to reflect the fact that it was no longer a subsidiary of Bank of India. In 1986 BoI acquired Parur Central Bank in in a rescue. Parur Central Bank had been founded in 1930, at the time of its failure had 51 branches. BoI amalgamated Parur Central Bank in 1990; the next year, 1987, BoI took over the three UK branches of Central Bank of India. CBI had been caught up in the Sethia fraud and default and the Reserve Bank of India required it to transfer its branches. 2003: BoI opened a representative office in Shenzhen. 2005: BoI opened a representative office in Vietnam. 2006: BoI plans to upgrade the Shenzen and Vietnam representative offices to branches, to open representative offices in Beijing and Johannesburg.

In addition, BoI plans to establish a branch in Antwerp and a subsidiary in Dar-es-Salaam, marking its return to Tanzania after 37 years. In 2007 BoI acquired 76% of Indonesia-based PT Bank Swadesi. BoI established a wholly owned subsidiary, Bank of India Ltd. in Auckland, New Zealand on 6 October 2011. BoI established a wholly owned subsidiary, Bank of India Ltd. on 18

SS Berea Victory

The SS Berea Victory was a type VC2-S-AP2 Victory-class cargo ship built for the United States during World War II. The ship was built as part of the Emergency Shipbuilding program by Permanente Metals Corporation in Yard 2 of the Richmond Shipyards in Richmond, California. Launched in 3 March 1945, the Berea Victory delivered supplies for the Pacific War; the SS Berea Victory keel was laid on January 20, 1945, before being christened on March 28, 1945. The Berea Victory was a US Maritime Administration armed cargo ship, she was named for Berea College in Berea, Kentucky as one of 150 educational institutions which had Victory ships named after them. Constructed for the US Maritime Commission, this 10,600-ton ship was built at the Oregon Shipbuilding yards in just 67 days; the ship was operated by the Weyerhaeuser SS Company. Under the United States Merchant Marine act for the War Shipping Administration. Victory ships were designed to replace the earlier Liberty ships. Liberty ships were intended to be used for World War II.

In contrast, Victory ships were built to serve the US Navy after the war. The Victory ship differed from a Liberty ship in that they were faster, wider and had a thinner stack set farther toward the superstructure and a long raised forecastle. For World War II the Berea Victory was operated by the Weyerhaeuser SS Company, she had United States Navy Armed Guard to man the deck guns. She took cargo to support troops in the Pacific War; the goods were for the Battle of Okinawa operations, that lasted from 1 April until 22 June 1945. The SS Berea Victory had the dangerous job as being an ammunition ship for the Battle of Okinawa. 27 May 1945 Berea Victory depart Luzon to Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa with ammunition. The ships: SS Kota Agoeng, SS Cape Constance and SS Greenville Victory were in her convoy. From Nakagusuku Bay she move to Yonabaru; the XXIV Corps Ordnance officer unload her 7,200 tons of ammunition with barges, LCMs-Landing Craft Mechanized and LCTs-Landing craft tank. The quick amphibian unloading and delivery aided in the completion of the invasion.

On April 6, 1945 the ammunition ships SS Logan Victory and SS Hobbs Victory sank after kamikaze attack planes hit them. On April 27, 1945 the ammunition ships SS Canada Victory, sank after a kamikaze attack; the loss of the three ammunition Victory ships hurt the combat forces. These ships were carrying a total of 24,000 tons of ammunition. SS Saginaw Victory and the Berea Victory were the only ammunition ship to survive, Saginaw Victory was able to unload all her ammunition over 12 days with the help of a Naval Construction Battalion. More ammunition ships were not needed as the war came to an end without the invasion of Japan, called Operation Downfall. Forty-seven ships were sunk by kamikaze attack during World War II. In 1946 she was operated by the Pan-Atlantic to move post war goods. After the war in 1948 she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet at Hudson River, transferred to Suisun Bay. Berea Victory served. About 75 percent of the personnel serving in the Korean War were delivered by the merchant marine ships.

Berea Attorney transported goods and other supplies. About 90 percent of the cargo was moved by merchant marine ships to the war zone. Berea Victory made trips between 1951 and 1952. At 9am in Suyong, Korea, on 14 August 1951 Colonel Mattis saw smoke rising from #5 hatch of the Berea Victory, she was being unloaded in the harbor. Colonel Mattis found a lite parachute-flare in the ship's hold, it was found that a Korean laborer had put it there. The ship's hold had 575 tons of flares and other ammunition. Colonel Mattis removed the burning flare saving the ship. Following actions others joined to put out the fire. Lieutenant Colonel Mattis was awarded a medal for he actions. Berea Victory was removed from the reserve fleet in 1966 and chartered to ferry military equipment to American forces in South Vietnam for the Vietnam War. Berea Victory has the dangerous job of delivering ammunition, it took her 21 days to travel from San Francisco to Saigon. She took supplies to Qui Nhơn in central Vietnam. On 25 Oct. 1997 docked at Qui Nhon Vietnamese civilians placed a bombs in a hold.

The explosion and fire kill 5 Army on the ship. It wounded 10 ship mariners. In 1993 she was scrapped in China. List of Victory ships Liberty ship Type C1 ship Type C2 ship Type C3 ship Sawyer, L. A. and W. H. Mitchell. Victory ships and tankers: The history of the'Victory' type cargo ships and of the tankers built in the United States of America during World War II, Cornell Maritime Press, 1974, 0-87033-182-5. United States Maritime Commission: Victory Cargo Ships