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Glee (TV series)

Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015. It centers on the fictional William McKinley High School glee club, the New Directions, which competes on the show choir competition circuit while its disparate members deal with social issues regarding sexuality, race and teamwork; the initial twelve-member cast included Matthew Morrison as club director and Spanish teacher Will Schuester, Jane Lynch as cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, Jayma Mays as guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury, Jessalyn Gilsig as Will's wife Terri, Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz as eight club members. The main cast was altered throughout the series; the series was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, the latter of whom first conceived of Glee as a film. The three wrote all of the show's episodes for the first two seasons, Murphy and Falchuk served as the show's main directors.

The pilot episode was broadcast on May 19, 2009, the first season aired from September 9, 2009, to June 8, 2010. Subsequent seasons aired in September through May; the sixth and final season aired from January to March 2015. Glee features on-screen performance-based musical numbers that were selected by Murphy, who aimed to maintain a balance between show tunes and chart hits, produced by Adam Anders and Peer Åström. Songs covered in the show were released through the iTunes Store during the week of broadcast, a series of Glee albums have been released by Columbia Records; the music of Glee has been a commercial success, with over thirty-six million digital single sales and eleven million album sales worldwide through October 2011. The series' merchandise includes DVD and Blu-ray releases, an iPad application, karaoke games for the Wii. There were live concert tours by the show's cast after the first and second seasons completed shooting. During its first season, Glee received favorable reviews from critics, with Metacritic's weighted average of 77 out of 100 based on eighteen critical reviews.

The season was nominated for 19 Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, six Satellite Awards and 57 other awards, with wins including the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, Emmy awards for Jane Lynch, guest-star Neil Patrick Harris and Murphy's direction of the pilot episode. In 2011, the show once again won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer won Golden Globes for Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor and Gwyneth Paltrow won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series; the show was chosen by Fox to fill the coveted time slot that followed the network's coverage of Super Bowl XLV in 2011. In 2013, in the wake of the death of Cory Monteith, after his tribute episode "The Quarterback" aired, Murphy announced that the sixth season would be the final one of the series. After 121 episodes and over 729 music performances, Glee came to an end on March 20, 2015; the series centers on a high school show choir known as a glee club, in the fictional William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio.

Will Schuester takes over the glee club after the former teacher Sandy Ryerson is fired for inappropriate contact with a male student. With a rag-tag group of misfit teenagers, Will attempts to restore the glee club to its former glory while tending to his developing feelings for his co-worker, guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury, as well as defending the glee club's existence from the conniving cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester. A major focus of the series is the students in the glee club: their relationships as couples, their love of singing and desire for popularity coming into conflict due to their membership in the low-status club, the many vicissitudes of life in high school and as a teenager. Season 1 features the fictional high school show choir New Directions competing for the first time on the show choir circuit, winning at the Sectionals competition but losing at Regionals, while its members and faculty deal with sex, homosexuality, teenage pregnancy, disabilities and other social issues.

The central characters are glee club director Will Schuester, cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, Will's wife Terri, guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury, glee club members Rachel, Artie, Mercedes, Tina and Quinn. Season 2 follows the club through wins at the Sectionals and Regionals competitions before losing at the Nationals competition in New York City, while its members and faculty deal with relationships, homophobia, rumors, teenage drinking and other social issues; the season's stories revolve around the same Glee club members as first season, with Santana Lopez and Brittany Pierce added to the main cast, along with Kurt's father Burt. Season 3 follows the club through wins at Sectionals and Regionals competitions, before they win the Nationals competition in Chicago; the characters deal with gender identity, domestic abuse, teenage suicide, disabilities, texting while driving and other s

Macarius Monoszló

Macarius from the kindred Monoszló was a Hungarian noble, the first known member of the gens Monoszló. His unidentified father, the ancestor of the kindred received the estate of Monoszló in Križevci County in Slavonia from Béla III of Hungary. There he granted the right of marturina, a type of tax in Croatia, collected in the highly valued marten skins. Macarius was one of his four sons and the only one, known by name. Macarius owned Szond, Bács County by 1196 and married a daughter of Peter Győr from the Szenterzsébet branch, he served as ispán of Szolnok County around from 1192 to 1993, during the late reign of Béla III. It is possible that he was identical with that Macarius, who held the dignity of vice-ban of Primorje in 1189, he had at least three sons from his marriage. Thomas I became a prominent supporter of Duke Andrew and participated in his rebellion against King Emeric. Andrew II made Thomas his Ban of Slavonia in 1228. Nicholas I and Stephen I remained only landowners in the county without political significance, their branch became extinct by the 1250s

Thoroughbred Racing on NBC

Thoroughbred Racing on NBC is the de facto title for a series of horse races events whose broadcasts are produced by NBC Sports, the sports division of the NBC television network in the United States. Race coverage is helmed by, among others, host Mike Tirico, along with analysts Randy Moss and Jerry Bailey, handicappers Eddie Olczyk and Britney Eurton, reporters Kenny Rice, Donna Barton Brothers, Laffit Pincay, III and Carolyn Manno and track announcer Larry Collmus. NBC's relationship with the races that comprise the Triple Crown thoroughbred racing series began in 1949, when the NBC Red Network carried the first radio broadcast of the Kentucky Derby. One week after ESPN signed the Breeders' Cup deal, NBC struck a five-year broadcasting deals with Churchill Downs and Magna Entertainment Corporation, the backers of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. NBC gained the broadcast rights to the Breeders' Cup from its inception in 1984; the network ran the race until 2005, when ESPN signed an eight-year television contract to broadcast the race starting in 2006.

In 2012, NBC regained the broadcast rights for the Breeders' Cup. Most races are shown on the NBC Sports Network. NBC subsequently announced plans to broadcast select races from the Breeders' Cup Challenge series throughout the year. In 2016, nine telecasts were made covering 16 "Win and You're In" races. In October 1999, NBC Sports won the rights to broadcast the three races in the Triple Crown series beginning with the 2001 races. On October 4, 2004, citing a dispute about profits accrued from the deal, the New York Racing Association agreed to move the broadcast rights to the Belmont Stakes to ABC/ESPN starting with the 2006 race. NBC retained rights to the Kentucky Preakness Stakes; some believe the move was a result of the New York Racing Association's decision to break ranks with the other two tracks on a television contract. NBC Sports continued to broadcast the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes rights until 2010. Triple Crown Productions was formed in 1986 with ABC. Prior to the change, on May 21, 2005, VISA withdrew its sponsorship of the Triple Crown, effective with the 2006 races.

Sponsorship of the races was taken over by Triple Crown Productions in 2006. On February 22, 2011, NBC announced deals to broadcast the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes through 2015; the deals reunited all three Triple Crown races on NBC for the first time since 2005, included cable deals with Versus to provide coverage of the races' Saturday undercards as well as the Kentucky Oaks and Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Friday races. In 1981, NBC's SportsWorld broadcast the Arlington Million, the first thoroughbred race to feature a million-dollar prize payout. Dick Enberg hosted the broadcast alongside analyst Michael O'Hehir Tom Hammond's tenure at NBC began in 1984, when he was named as a co-host of the inaugural Breeders' Cup, alongside Dick Enberg. Hammond was intended to host that year's race, however NBC executives were so impressed with his performance, that he ended up getting a long-term contract. On March 24, 2001, less than two months before NBC was supposed to broadcast the Kentucky Derby for the first time, Hammond underwent an operation for diverticulitis, a disease that affects the colon, which resulted in a portion of Hammond's colon being removed during the surgery.

However with the short amount of time between the Derby and his operation, Hammond managed to get healthy enough to make his dream of broadcasting his home state's most famous sporting event become a reality on May 5, 2001. Hammond was not so lucky in October 2002, when he underwent open-heart surgery, causing him to miss covering that year's Breeders' Cup. 2015 Belmont Stakes:American Pharoah has opened up a two-length lead as they come to the top of the stretch. And Frosted has moved up into second, and they're into the stretch! And American Pharoah makes his run for glory. Frosted is second with one-eighth of a mile to go. American Pharoah's got a two-length lead! Frosted is all out at the sixteenth pole, and here it is! The 37-year wait is over! American Pharoah is the one! American Pharoah has won the Triple Crown! 2018 Belmont Stakes A sixteeenth to go. Justify is still there. Justify from Gronkowski—he's just perfect, and now he's just immortal! Justify is the 13th Triple Crown winner! During NBC's initial tenure as the Triple Crown broadcaster, average ratings for all three races were up by over 20%.

Furthermore, the period from 2002 to 2004 saw the highest ratings for the Belmont Stakes. Official website

More and More (Fleur East song)

Love and Flashbacks is the debut studio album by British singer and rapper Fleur East. It was released on 4 December 2015, through Syco, it was preceded by the lead single "Sax" which reached number 3 in the UK and received a platinum certification. In 2005, East was in the girl group Addictiv Ladies, who were on the second series of The X Factor, mentored by judge and head of Syco Music, Simon Cowell, but were eliminated in the first week after ending up in the bottom two with Chico Slimani. East worked as a waitress at the London nightclub Aura Mayfair to help support her music career, was a fitness model with the agency W Athletic, but struggled with her finances. East said that by early 2014, she was "definitely depressed" and considering ending her music career, until her friends and relatives encouraged her to audition for The X Factor. In June 2014, East auditioned for the eleventh series of The X Factor, she progressed to the live shows in the Over 25 category, mentored by Cowell. In the ninth week of the live shows, East performed "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.

East's version went to number one on the UK iTunes Store, which led the original song to be released five weeks earlier than planned. The following week, during the show's final, East was announced as the runner-up in the competition, losing to Ben Haenow. In January 2015, East announced, she recorded her debut album with musicians such as Wayne Hector, The Invisible Men, Jack Splash and TMS. "Sax" was released as the album's lead single on 6 November 2015. Following a critically acclaimed performance of the single on The X Factor, it debuted and peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart; this was notably higher than the debut single of contemporary, Ben Haenow, which peaked at number 21 in October. "Sax" spent 4 weeks in the chart's top 5. A music video for the single was released on 26 November."More and More" was released as the album's second single on 22 January 2016. East performed the track for the first time at the 2016 National Television Awards. "Breakfast" was made available to download on 20 November 2015, charted at number 167 in the UK.

It was released as a single in the US on 19 May 2016. After being announced as the runner-up on The X Factor, East signed a recording contract with Syco in January 2015, she began working on her debut studio album shortly following The X Factor tour. East split her time between Los Angeles to record it. During recording, she was inspired by "Uptown Funk", described the songs on the album as "very uptempo and energetic with lots of attitude. Got loads of influences from the old school. Lots of funk, hip-hop, soul. Everything about that song – the uptempo vibe, the high energy, the brass, the old school funk sound – was just right up my street. I've taken a few influences from that." East revisited her cover of "Uptown Funk", which she had recorded as a studio track prior to her performance on The X Factor, subsequently re-recorded it for the album. The lead single "Sax", according to East, was one of the first tracks recorded for the album. East stated that she became fond of the track following its recording, that she worked hard to make many of the remaining tracks have the same feel and energy to match its quality.

In July 2015, Cowell told The Sun, regarding East's album: "I've heard it and it's world class. She has discovered. Sometimes you just spot someone who's not obvious and Fleur's a good example of that". By August, work on the album was done. East worked with producers Babyface, TMS, Fraser T Smith and Wayne Hector. East's cover of Alicia Keys' song "Girl on Fire" was used in Virgin Media's television advertisement for broadband; the album's lead single "Sax" was used in Asda's 2015 Christmas television ad, in a CITV ad promoting the show Jessie. "Like That" was featured in the movie A Bad Moms Christmas. Love and Flashbacks has received favourable reviews from music critics following its release. While many praised the album's production and upbeat tone, some criticized it for lacking substance. Neil Z. Yeung from AllMusic gave the album three and a half stars out of five, arguing that despite the "strong'80s throwback vibe" its production was "by no means derivative and lazy", considered that "for a runner-up and her first outing, this is top-spot quality pop".

Digital Spy awarded the album 4 out of 5 stars, calling it "more than just funky brass" and identifying the "refreshing" lack of balladry present. Particular praise was aimed at the album's lead single "Sax" and the track "Gold Watch". Irish Times were positive in their review of the album, they described the album as "a sassy, brass-infused collection, equal parts nostalgia trip and sugar rush." They praised the track, "Like That", calling it "a song that would give Beyoncé a run for her money." Pop Crush gave the album a positive review, commenting "Love and Flashbacks is not a game-changing pop masterpiece, at times, the constant throwbacks start to border on pastiche. What it does have is a breezy, likable charm, enough interesting twists to feel like a promising start for Fleur East on her quest to become an all-singing, all-dancing pop sensation" and calling it a "true standout", they awarded the album 4 out of 5 stars. The Arts Desk gave the album 4 out of 5 stars, commenting the record "does everything that good pop should, it does it well."The Guardian were less positive, awarding the album only 2 out of 5 stars.

While they commended East's "enormous energy", they criticised the record for lac

U.S. Route 41 in Georgia

U. S. Route 41 is a part of the United States Numbered Highway System that runs from Miami, Florida, to the Upper Peninsula of the US state of Michigan. In the U. S. state of Georgia it travels 387 miles from the Florida state line southeast of Lake Park to the Tennessee state line south of East Ridge, Tennessee. Within the state, US 41 is paralleled by Interstate 75 all the way from Florida to Tennessee, I-75 has supplanted US 41 as a major highway. Due to this, the majority of the highway is not part of the National Highway System. Like all other United States highways and Interstate Highways in Georgia, US 41 always carries a state route number: State Route 7 from the Florida state line to the junction with Ball Street in Perry and once again from the northern terminus of US 341 near Barnesville to US 19 / State Route 3 / US 19 Bus. north / US 41 Bus. north / SR 155 north south of Griffin SR 11 Bus. from US 341 to the junction with SR 11 within Perry. SR 11 from Perry Parkway in Perry to the junction with Broadway in Macon.

SR 247 from Broadway to Vineville Avenue US 41 Bus. / SR 19 within Macon. SR 19 from Macon to the intersection with SR 18 in Forsyth. SR 18 from Forsyth to the intersection with SR 36 in Barnesville SR 3 from south of Griffin to the Tennessee state line. US 41 enters Georgia paired with a concurrency with SR 7 southeast of Valdosta. South of the border between the states, US 41 shares a concurrency with unsigned Florida State Road 25. Upon entering Georgia, US 41 / SR 7 pass through the southeastern corner of Echols County; the highway enters Lowndes County while heading towards the county seat of Lowndes. The first municipality the highway meets in southern Georgia is Lake Park. In the city, US 41 shares a brief concurrency with SR 376. To the north-northeast of Lake Park is the next town US 41 / SR 7 passes through, Dasher. Approaching Valdosta from the southeast, the highway, turns onto a bypass of the city, while business routes travel directly through the center of Valdosta. Along the bypass, US 41 / SR 7 crosses SR 94, US 84, US 221, SR 38, SR 31, SR 125 before meeting back up with their business routes on the northwestern side of the city.

North of Valdosta US 41 and SR 7 are shifted from their routing onto I-75 at exit 22 where the routes runs concurrently with the Interstate Highway for just under seven miles until exit 29 to the city of Hahira. At the exit US 41 / SR 7 continues north along their original path; this was done so trucks couldn't use the former routing of US 41 to bypass the Georgia weigh station on I-75. The stretch of roadway that carried US 41 until 1982 is now marked as a "county maintained" road and has a weight limit of 56,000 pounds. After leaving the interstate, the routes run concurrently with SR 122 eastward to the center of Hahira. Upon reaching the old routing of US 41, US 41 / SR 7 and depart from SR 122, once again heading north. After passing through Hahira, US 41 / SR 7 continue heading north through Cook County where the highway passes through the communities Cecil, Adel and Lenox; the only major intersection along US 41 in Cook County is with SR 37 / SR 76 in Adel. North along the path of the highway from Cook County is Tift County.

Just south of the seat of Tift County, Tifton, US 41 / SR 7 meet the Tifton I-75 Business Route. The business route leaves Southwell Boulevard upon intersecting with US 41, beginning a northbound concurrency with the route through Tifton. I-75 Bus. / US 41 / SR 7 pick up SR 125 heading north as the routes make their way into the city. In Tifton, the highway crosses the concurrency of US 82 / US 319 / SR 35 / SR 520. Two blocks north of US 82 / US 319, I-75 Bus. / US 41 / SR 7 / SR 125 veer to the northeast at East First Street crosses a pair of railroad tracks. At 12th Street, all three routes make a sharp turn to the west while SR 125 branches off in the opposite direction, headed towards Irwinville. I-75 Bus. / US 41 / SR 7 runs west along 12th Street until it encounters Forrest Avenue and the route takes a sharp curve to the north that ends at Moore Street. Just north of Tifton and once again heading north, the routes meet exit 64 of I-75, this is the northern terminus of I-75 Bus. but US 41 / SR 7 proceed north, passing just to the east of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

After leaving Tifton, US 41 / SR 7 serves as a secondary parallel route to I-75 through Turner and Dooly counties. As US 41 / SR 7 approaches Macon from the south it enters Houston County, part of the Warner Robins metro area. South of the county seat of Houston County, Perry, US 41 continues its role as parallel to I-75. Upon entering the city limits of Perry the highway joins SR 127 and SR 224 just before an interchange with I-75 near the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter. After this interchange, the highway has comes to an intersection that provides access to the fairgrounds. At this intersection a spur of SR 7 travels to the fairgrounds, US 41 / SR 7 travel northeast into the center of Perry carrying SR 127 as well, while SR 224 continues east along the Golden Isles Parkway. In the center of Perry, the highway has an intersection with US 341. At the intersection, SR 7 leaves US 41 travelling north along US 341 while SR 11 Bus joins US 41 heading north. Just a few blocks north of the intersection with US 341 the routes take a turn onto Macon Street now heading north.

A block after that, SR 127 leaves the concurrency, headin

List of islands of Syria

Syria is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, Israel to the southwest. The geography of Syria includes fertile plains, high mountains, deserts. There are five ocean islands belonging to Syria, they are all close to the Mediterranean Sea coast in the region of Tartus: Jazirat Basirah: about 4,500 m2, it is located 770 metres from Syria beach. 34°58′59″N 35°52′10″E Arwad, largest island of Syria, only inhabited one. Al-Abbas: in the south Arwad Island, about 13.000 m2, it is located 3.49 kilometres from Arwad and 2,77 kilometres from Syria beach. 34°49′23″N 35°52′22″E Maqrud: rock island, about 3.000 m2, it is located 3.47 kilometres from Syria beach. 34°46′58″N 35°53′10″E Al-Faris: rock island, 2.000 m2, it is located 3.3 kilometres from Syria beach. 34°47′39″N 35°52′56″E Al-Faniyas: small rock island, near Abu al Faris island at northwest, ~ 100 m2. Note: List of island from North to South.

Qal'at Ja'bar: a castle on a hill-top which became an island with the formation of Lake Assad in 1974. Jazirat al-Thawra: The Island of the Revolution is a designated nature reserve in Lake Assad