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Funk metal

Funk metal is a fusion genre of funk rock and alternative metal which infuses heavy metal music with elements of funk and punk rock. It was prevalent in the mainstream during the late 1980s and early 1990s, as part of the alternative metal movement; the genre has been described as a "brief but media-hyped stylistic fad". According to AllMusic, funk metal "takes the loud guitars and riffs of heavy metal and melds them to the popping bass lines and syncopated rhythms of funk", they go on to state "funk metal evolved in the mid-'80s when alternative bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fishbone began playing the hybrid with a stronger funk underpinning than metal, although early attempts at combining the two music styles had existed as far back as 1975 when the Welsh heavy metal band Budgie released their album Bandolier. The bands that followed relied more on metal than funk, though they retained the wild bass lines." In spite of the genre's name, the website categorises it as a style of alternative rock rather than heavy metal music.

The self-titled 1984 debut album from the Los Angeles-based Red Hot Chili Peppers has been cited as the first funk metal or punk-funk release. Faith No More, another Californian group who gained popularity in the mid-1980s, have been described as a funk metal band that dabbled in rap-metal. Rage Against the Machine's mix of funk and metal not only included rap, but elements of hardcore. Certain bands not from a punk/alternative background, such as glam metal groups Bang Tango and Extreme, have frequently incorporated funk into their musical style. Bands such as Primus and Mordred emerged from the thrash metal underground. Primus, a band that crosses many genres, has been described as funk metal, though bandleader/bassist Les Claypool dislikes the categorization. Claypool has stated "We've been lumped in with the funk metal thing just about everywhere. I guess people just have to categorise you". Living Colour have been cited by Rolling Stone as "black funk metal pioneers." Entertainment Weekly noted in a May 1991 article that "Despite the rise of black rockers like Living Colour, the American funk-metal scene is predominantly white."The funk metal sound was most prevalent in the West Coast of the United States in the state of California, although it managed to gain some international recognition through foreign acts such as British group Scat Opera and Super Junky Monkey, an all-female funk metal/avant-garde band from Japan.

The success of Faith No More's early 1990 single. It had reached a commercial peak by late 1991, with funk metal albums such as Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Sailing the Seas of Cheese and Mr. Bungle's self-titled debut attaining critical acclaim from the mainstream music press. Mark Jenkins of The Washington Post claimed in a 1991 article that "much of it sounds like art rock". By the latter part of the 90s, the genre was represented by a smaller group of bands, including Incubus, Sugar Ray, Jimmie's Chicken Shack and 311. Bands from other genres such as nu metal and punk incorporated elements of funk metal into their sound during the late 90s and early 2000s. Popular 80s and early 90s acts such as Faith No More, Mr. Bungle and Red Hot Chili Peppers had abandoned the sound in favor of other styles by this point. AllMusic suggests the genre was "played-out by the end of the decade". During 2001, Alien Ant Farm released a hugely successful funk metal cover of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal", an electro funk song.

Bands from the 2000s and 2010s described as funk metal include Psychostick, Twelve Foot Ninja and Prophets of Rage. In 2016, Vice Magazine referred to funk metal as "a mostly-forgotten and occasionally-maligned genre". Mr. Bungle guitarist Trey Spruance mentioned his fondness for the genre in a 2007 interview; when asked if he thought it would make a comeback, he stated "Fuckin' revisionists won't think its cool enough... they'll go straight for the flannels and heroin." Chick, Stevie. Dimery, Robert. 1001 Albums You Must Hear. Quintet Publishing Limited. ISBN 0-7893-1371-5

Canna 'Pringle Bay'

Canna'Pringle Bay' is a miniature Italian and variegated group canna cultivar. Its main attraction is the bright variegated foliage, green and pink. Only about 40 cm in height. Terence Bloch introduced it from South Africa and named it'Pringle Bay', after where it originated from in that country. Somewhat mysteriously, the name'Pink Sunburst' now seems to be the preferred name, but the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants stipulates that this is a synonym of the original name. Canna'Pink Sunburst' Canna'Technicolor' Canna List of Canna cultivars Cooke, I - The Gardener's Guide to Growing Cannas, Timber Press 2001

Texas College

Texas College is a private black Christian Methodist Episcopal college in Tyler, Texas. It is affiliated with the United Negro College Fund, it was founded in 1894 by a group of ministers affiliated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, a predominantly black denomination, at the time known as the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America. They planned to provide for education of African-American students, who were excluded from the segregated university system of Texas, they planned a full literary and classical education for theology, normal training of lower school teachers, music and industrial training, agricultural and mechanical sciences. On January 9, 1894, Texas College was founded by a group of ministers affiliated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, a black denomination, they planned a co-educational college to serve people in eastern Texas. On June 12, 1909, the name of the college was changed from Texas College to Phillips University, it was named for his leadership.

The name reversal occurred in 1910 at the Third Annual Conference of the church. In May 1912, the college was renamed Texas College; the subsequent years of the College were spent with refinements and enhancements of the educational enterprise. The Articles of Incorporation reflect such efforts with modifications and amendments during periods 1909 to 1966; the College today is open to all individuals without discrimination on the grounds of national origin, religion, or sex. It is authorized to offer instruction in the areas of Arts and Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, preparation of teachers, the provision of instructional supports, to those in pursuit of an education. Texas College offers bachelor's degree programs in biology, business administration, criminal justice, computer science, interdisciplinary studies, music, liberal studies, social work and sociology. Available are Associate of Arts degrees in early childhood education and general studies, as well as a post-baccalaureate alternative certification teacher education program for people with bachelor's degrees.

In 1920, eight men representing six black colleges in the state of Texas met to discuss collegiate athletics and their respective challenges. By the time the session in Houston had concluded, they had founded an athletic league, now part of the highest level of collegiate sports competition in the U. S. the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The founding fathers of the original "Super Six" were C. H. Fuller of Bishop College, Red Randolph and C. H. Patterson of Paul Quinn College, E. G. Evans, H. J. Evans and H. J. Starns of Prairie View A&M, D. C. Fuller of Texas College, G. Whitte Jordan of Wiley College. Texas College was a member of the SWAC from 1920 to 1961. Texas College was SWAC football champions in 1934, 1935, 1936, 1942 and three-way champions with Wiley College and Langston University in 1944, finishing the season with a conference record of 5-1 and an overall record of 8-1; the last SWAC football victory was against Prairie View A&M University in 2003 by a score of 21 to 10. Today, the Texas College Steers are members of the NAIA, which competes in the Red River Athletic Conference.

Its football team was revived as an official sport in 2004, competes in the Central States Football League. The Texas College football team won two CSFL Conference Co-Championships in 2005 and 2006. Men's sports include baseball, football, soccer, cross country, track & field. Women's sports include basketball, softball, track & field, cross country, volleyball. Texas College constructed a new residence hall, The Living and Learning Center, that opened in 2016. Residence halls include the Daniel and the Maddie A. Fair Residence Hall, which were renovated in 2016 as well; the Texas College Marching Band is a 50 + member band that performs at special events. The band is accompanied by a flag team. Sororities: Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sigma Gamma Rho Fraternities: Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma Official website Texas College from the Handbook of Texas Online

Shin Kong Life Tower

Shin Kong Life Tower, at 51 stories and a height of 245 meters,is one of Taiwan's earliest skyscrapers. The rose-colored tower topped by a pyramid stands in Zhongzheng District and dates from 1993, its first twelve floors and two underground floors house a Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store. The building stands across Zhongxiao Road from Taipei Main Station near the Asiaworld Department Store; the Shin Kong Life Tower was Taiwan's tallest building when it opened in 1993. The twin towers of the nearby Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, built at the same time, approached it in height. In 1997 the Tuntex 85 Sky Tower in the city of Kaohsiung became Taiwan's tallest. New height records were set by Taipei 101 in 2004; the 10,000-square-meter plot of land across from Taipei Main Station was owned by four companies in 1981 when discussions began about ways to develop the site. Agreement on a plan was never reached and ownership of the land passed to two companies in 1985; the company that held the eastern half, Asiaworld International Group, built the Asiaworld Department Store on its parcel.

The company that held the western half, Shin Kong Life Insurance Company, hired Kaku Morin Group Architects and Engineers of Japan to build a dual-use tower that would house offices and a major department store. Space limitations and heavy traffic at the site made the task a challenge. KMG created a 1,170-square-meter plaza around the tower by setting the front of the building 31 m back from the street and setting other sides back to allow wide pedestrian walkways. Inspectors from National Taiwan University were consulted to help ensure the building's stability in earthquakes; the design featured an observatory level at the 46th floor. Separate elevators were installed to serve department store customers, office workers, visitors to the observatory. Mindful of Taiwan's typhoons and tropical sun, designers used aluminum for the exterior so it would weather well; the rose color chosen for the exterior was inspired by the national flowers of both Taiwan and Japan, the plum blossom and cherry blossom, respectively.

Construction of the Shin Kong Life Tower began in 1989. The building was completed at a cost of US$270 million and opened in December 1993; as a design the Shin Kong Life Tower drew a shrug from architects beyond Taiwan. It was regarded as a rather plain and old-fashioned design with only height to offer as a distinguishing characteristic; some saw a design flaw in the placement of retail and office entrances on the same side of the building. Architect Kaku Morin conceded that his design made no novel architectural statement but expressed satisfaction in producing a "healthy" structure. "Construction is as important as design," he told the Taiwan Review in 1995. "A building is like a human body--if it is not healthy, it is nothing no matter how beautiful it is." The Shin Kong Life Tower lived an bustling life in the decade after it opened. Its 46th-floor observatory, the highest in Taiwan at the time, opened to the public in 1994 under the management of TopView Taipei Observatory. Over the next twelve years the observatory hosted over four million visitors.

The number of guests dropped after Taipei 101 opened a new observatory at nearly twice the height in January 2005, TopView closed when the company's lease expired in December 2006. Now the 46th-floor observatory is occupied by Naturally-Plus as their headquarters for Taiwan operation and the entrance is free of charge for their members. Other retailers in the building continue to maintain a busy existence; the location of the tower across from Taipei Main Station ensures heavy pedestrian traffic along the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi and Asiaworld storefronts. Weekdays find the streets filled with students attending'cram schools' in the area. Weekends find Taipei residents enjoying outdoor concerts in the plaza or on the grounds of the nearby station. English speakers sometimes refer to the Shin Kong Life Tower as the "Mitsukoshi Building" because that store's name appears on the tower's exterior; this invites confusion, though. Taipei 101 has its own Shin Kong Mitsukoshi outlet facing Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Square.

The tower is accessible within walking distance south west of Taipei Railway Station. List of tallest buildings in Taiwan List of tallest buildings in Taipei - Shin Kong Life Tower – Shin Kong Life Tower Information about Shin Kong Life Tower

Magnetism (album)

Magnetism is an album by American jazz pianist Matthew Shipp, recorded in 1999 and released on the French Bleu Regard label. The work is a twenty-movement suite composed of solo and trio performances by Shipp and flutist Rob Brown and bassist William Parker. In his review for AllMusic, Steve Loewy states "Shipp continues to impress with splendid technique, an ear for subtlety, rhythmic variety." All compositions by Matthew Shipp"Magnetism I" – 0:55 "Magnetism II" – 3:19 "Magnetism III" – 3:48 "Magnetism IV" – 2:28 "Magnetism V" – 3:29 "Magnetism VI" – 1:10 "Magnetism VII" – 3:07 "Magnetism VIII" – 4:11 "Magnetism IX" – 0:28 "Magnetism X" – 3:24 "Magnetism XI" – 3:38 "Magnetism XII" – 0:43 "Magnetism XIII" – 4:08 "Magnetism XIV" – 2:18 "Magnetism XV" – 4:54 "Magnetism XVI" – 0:53 "Magnetism XVII" – 3:05 "Magnetism XVIII" – 3:42 "Magnetism XIX" – 1:41 "Magnetism XX" – 5:32 Matthew Shipp - piano Rob Brown – alto sax, flute William Parker – double bass

Capuchin monkey

The capuchin monkeys are New World monkeys of the subfamily Cebinae. They are identified as the "organ grinder" monkey, have been used in many movies and television shows; the range of capuchin monkeys includes some tropical forests in Central America and South America as far south as northern Argentina. In Central America, they occupy the wet lowland forests on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and Panama and deciduous dry forest on the Pacific coast; the word "capuchin" derives from a group of friars named the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, an offshoot from the Franciscans, who wear brown robes with large hoods. When Portuguese explorers reached the Americas in the 15th century, they found small monkeys whose coloring resembled these friars when in their robes with hoods down, named them capuchins; when the scientists described a specimen they noted that: "his muzzle of a tanned color... with the lighter color around his eyes that melts into the white at the front, his cheeks... give him the looks that involuntarily reminds us of the appearance that in our country represents ignorance and sensuality."

The scientific name of the genus, Cebus comes from the Greek word kêbos, meaning a long-tailed monkey. The species-level taxonomy of this genus remains controversial, alternative treatments than the one listed below have been suggested. In 2011, Jessica Lynch Alfaro et al. proposed that the robust capuchins be placed in a separate genus, from the gracile capuchins which retain the genus Cebus. Other primatologists, such as Paul Garber, have begun using this classification. According to genetic studies led by Lynch Alfaro in 2011, the gracile and robust capuchins diverged 6.2 million years ago. Lynch Alfaro suspects that the divergence was triggered by the creation of the Amazon River, which separated the monkeys in the Amazon north of the Amazon River, who evolved into the gracile capuchins; those in the Atlantic Forest south of the river evolved into the robust capuchins. Gracile capuchins have longer limbs relative to their body size than robust capuchins, have rounder skulls, whereas robust capuchins have jaws better adapted for opening hard nuts.

Robust capuchins have crests and the males have beards. Genus CebusWhite-fronted capuchin, Cebus albifrons Ecuadorian capuchin, Cebus albifrons aequatorialis Cebus albifrons albifrons Shock-headed capuchin, Cebus albifrons cuscinus Trinidad white-fronted capuchin, Cebus albifrons trinitatis Cebus albifrons unicolor Varied capuchin, Cebus albifrons versicolor Colombian white-faced capuchin, Cebus capucinus Panamanian white-faced capuchin, Cebus imitator Kaapori capuchin, Cebus kaapori Wedge-capped capuchin, Cebus olivaceus Genus SapajusBlack-capped, brown or tufted capuchin, Sapajus apella Guiana brown capuchin, Sapajus apella apella Sapajus apella fatuellus Large-headed capuchin, Sapajus apella macrocephalus Margarita Island capuchin, Sapajus apella margaritae Sapajus apella peruanus Sapajus apella tocantinus Blond capuchin, Sapajus flavius* Black-striped capuchin, Sapajus libidinosus Sapajus libidinosus juruanus Sapajus libidinosus libidinosus Sapajus libidinosus pallidus Sapajus libidinosus paraguayanus Black capuchin, Sapajus nigritus Sapajus nigritus cucullatus Sapajus nigritus nigritus Crested capuchin or robust tufted capuchin, Sapajus robustus Golden-bellied capuchin, Sapajus xanthosternos* Rediscovered species.

Capuchins are black, buff or whitish, but their exact color and pattern depends on the species involved. Capuchin monkeys are dark brown with a cream/off white coloring around their necks, they reach a length of 30 to 56 cm, with tails. On average, they live up to 25 years old in their natural habitats. Like most New World monkeys, capuchins are arboreal. With the exception of a midday nap, they spend their entire day searching for food. At night, they sleep in the trees, wedged between branches, they can thus be found in many differing areas. The capuchin monkey feeds on a vast range of food types, is more varied than other monkeys in the family Cebidae, they are omnivores, consume a variety of plant parts such as leaves and fruit, pith, woody tissue, sugarcane and exudates, as well as arthropods, molluscs, a variety of vertebrates, primates. Recent findings of old stone tools in Capuchin habitats have suggested that the Capuchins have switched from small nuts, such as cashews, to larger and harder nuts.

Capuchins have been observed to be good at catching frogs. They are characterized as innovative and extreme foragers because of their ability to acquire sustenance from a wide collection of unlikely food, which may assure them survival in habitats with extreme food limitation. Capuchins living near water will eat crabs and shellfish by cracking their shells with stones. Capuchin monkeys inhabit other parts of Latin and Central America. Capuchin monkeys live in large groups of 10 to 35 individuals within the forest, although they can adapt to places colonized by humans; the Capuchins have discreet hierarchies that are distinguished by sex. A single male will dominate the group, they have primary rights to mate with the females of their group. However, the white-headed capuchin groups are led by both an alpha female; each group will cover a large territory. These primates are territorial animals, distinctly marking a central area of their territory with urine and defe