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Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance was a Grammy Award recognizing superior vocal performance by a female in the pop category, the first of, presented in 1959. It was discontinued after the 2011 Grammy season; the award went to the artist. Singles or tracks only are eligible; the award has had quite a convoluted history: From 1959 to 1960 there was an award called Best Vocal Performance, for work in the pop field In 1961 the award was separated into Best Vocal Performance Single Record Or Track and Best Vocal Performance Album, Female From 1962 to 1963 the awards from the previous year were combined into Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female From 1964 to 1968 the award was called Best Vocal Performance, Female In 1969, the awards were combined and streamlined as the award for Best Contemporary-Pop Vocal Performance, Female From 1970 to 1971 the award was known as Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Female From 1972 to 1994 the award was known as Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female From 1995 to 2011 it was known as Best Female Pop Vocal PerformanceThe award was discontinued in 2012 in a major overhaul of Grammy categories.

From 2012, all solo performances in the pop category were shifted to the newly formed Best Pop Solo Performance category. Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year. Most Wins in CategoryMost NominationsOther factsElla Fitzgerald and Barbra Streisand received the most consecutive wins in this category with 3, respectively. Mariah Carey received the most consecutive nominations in this category with 6, winning once for "Vision of Love". Beyoncé is the only artist in this category to be nominated for performing different versions of the same song, for studio version and live version of "Halo", winning for the studio version of this song in 2010. Ella Fitzgerald's "Mack The Knife" and Sarah McLachlan's "I Will Remember You" are the only 2 performances of live songs to win in this category. Lady Gaga is the last recipient of the award in this category, it was discontinued and replaced with the gender-neutral award Best Pop Solo Performance the following year.

In 1966 the Recording Academy established a similar, but different, category in the Pop Field for Best Contemporary Performances. The category went through a number of changes before being discontinued after the 1968 awards. In 1966 the award was called Best Contemporary Vocal Performance - Female In 1967 the award from the previous year was combined with the equivalent award for men as the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Solo Vocal Performance - Male or Female In 1968 the previous award was once again separated by gender, with the female award called Best Contemporary Female Solo Vocal Performance List of music awards honoring women


.ug is the Internet country code top-level domain for Uganda. It is managed by Infinity computers and communication company on behalf of Uganda online. Registrations were traditionally made under these second-level – Commercial – Educational Institution offering Diplomas and higher Academic – Primary and lower educational – Government Agencies and independent authorities under – Network providers or special equipment for network – Non Governmental – Non Governmental – Commercial – Medical entities or health – Alternative Country Level Domain for Non Governmental Organizations in – Legal Firms and Practitioners in – Alternative Country Level Domain for commercial companies and business entities in – Alternative Country Level Domain for commercial companies and business entities in UgandaHowever, registrations are now being taken directly at the second level.

You can search for whois information domains from Domains start from as low as $14 for non-commercial domains to as much as $29 for domains. Registration of the domains can be done at There are 10, domains as of 2018. In 2014, Ugandan Members of Parliament called for an investigation after a revelation that a private firm, Infinity Computers and Communication Company, owns Uganda's Internet domain. During a Finance Committee the MPs pressed ICT minister John Nasasira to explain how a private company, i3c known as Computer Frontiers, came to own the country's domain name, a glitch that could endanger national security; the MPs resolved to contact the registrar of companies to furnish them with the details of the proprietors of i3c and asked the minister to explain the circumstances under which the company took over the domain. Unlike countries like China which put restrictions on the domain purchasing process, the Uganda ccTLD managers don't put any restriction on who can register domain names whois information

Metropolitan Cattle Market

The Metropolitan Cattle Market, just off the Caledonian Road in the parish of Islington was built by the City of London Corporation and was opened in June 1855 by Prince Albert. The market was supplementary to the meat market at Smithfield and was established to remove the difficulty of managing live cattle at that latter site; the market was designed by James Bunstone Bunning. He had drawn up plans to rebuild the cattle market at Smithfield, before the Corporation decided to remove the trade in live animals to a site outside the City itself; the market covered 30 acres of the site and grounds of Copenhagen House. It occupied most of the land between Hungerford Road and Hartham Road, Caledonian Road, Brandon Road and Blundell Street and York Way and its construction cost the Corporation £300,000. Market Road, North Road, Shearling Way and Brewery Road were internal roads within the market area; the site was chosen for its proximity to the goods yards of the newly opened Great Northern Railway and North London Railway to the north of Kings Cross station.

Livestock could be conveniently transported to the depots before being driven the short distance up York Way to the market or walked down from Junction Road railway station. On market days in excess of 15,000 animals could be traded; the central market area was arranged in a rectangle with stalls and pens for cattle and pigs and a 46 metres tall central clock tower. Dealers' offices were arranged in the central area and slaughter houses were close by; the market was enclosed by cast iron railings, the columns of which were topped with cast iron heads of the animals traded. The railings remain. At each of the corners of the main area, large market pubs provided accommodation and entertainment for those visiting the market; the pubs were named The Lamb, The White Horse and The Black Bull. Today, three of the four remain and, with the clock tower, are listed structures. A fifth pub, The Butchers Arms, built to a similar design, was located at the south-west corner of the market site at the junction of York Way and Brewery Road.

The building remains. In the early 20th century, as the trade in live animals diminished, a bric-a-brac market developed, which after the Second World War transferred south of the Thames to become the New Caledonian or Bermondsey Market; the markets in the area of the old Metropolitan Cattle Market closed in 1963. The northern part of the main market site was redeveloped by the Greater London Council as the Market Estate and completed in 1967 to a design by architects Farber & Bartholomew. On the western area where sheep were kept, the Corporation built the York Way Estate to designs by McMorran & Whitby and completed in 1969; the southern area of the market, south of Market Road, where the cattle were kept and where the slaughter houses were is now sports pitches. The rest forms Caledonian Park. At the break-up of the GLC, Market Estate was transferred to the control of the local authority, London Borough of Islington. After years of poor maintenance and declining social conditions, the estate was transferred to a registered social landlord, Southern Housing, in 2005.

The whole estate is being regenerated, with the original blocks being demolished and replaced with a new layout of streets. Friends of Caledonian Park Museum of London Picture Library Caledonian Cattle Market, early 20th century Carpet stall, 1930

Monument of Gratitude to France

Monument of Gratitude to France in Belgrade’s Veliki Kalemegdan Park was formally unveiled on 11 November 1930, the 12th anniversary day of the end of the First World War, in the presence of King Alexander and Queen Maria, the royal government, the delegation of the French government, Serbian war veterans, distinguished citizens, schools, a large crowd of people. It was noted as one of the first "public monuments on one national territory, where the perception of another is shown in positive light", it was declared a cultural monument in 1965, a cultural monument of great significance in 1983. In the decisive days of the war after the epic battles of the Serbian Army, its perilous withdrawal across Albania and the inconceivable feat of breaching the enemy lines on the Salonika Front, a military alliance and friendship between two countries had been forged. After the war, Serbian intellectuals gathered around the Association of French Schools Alumni and the Society of Friends of France initiated erection, in Belgrade or Paris, of a monument to France, as a token of gratitude for her military and educational aid during and after the war, of the friendship built in the days of greatest trials.

After the war, the Kingdom of Serbia ceased existing as such, becoming part of a newly created complex state, the Kingdom of Serbs and Slovenes, subsequently Yugoslavia, Belgrade, as its capital, saw a period of reconstruction and embellishment. On 17 December 1921 Belgrade City Council made the decision to erect a gratitude and honor memorial to the French soldiers who had lost their lives defending Belgrade in 1915; the French Schools Alumni and the Society of Friends of France started the official initiative in May 1924. In the summer of 1924 the Committee for Erecting a Monument chaired by Niko Miljanić, a physician, one of the founders of the Belgrade University School of Medicine, was set up; the Committee succeeded in raising considerable funds within a short span of time. Large amounts of money were raised because the original plan was for the monument to be built in Paris; the permission was asked from the Parisian Municipal Council, which granted the erection of the monument thanks to the mediation of Émile Dard, French ambassador to Belgrade.

After the war, the Kingdom of Serbia ceased existing as such, becoming part of a newly created complex state, the Kingdom of Serbs and Slovenes, subsequently Yugoslavia. However, French diplomacy preferred the monument to be built in the newly formed state, expecting that Yugoslavia will become a major exponent of French politics in this part of Europe. Dard was ordered to convince the Serbian side to built the monument in Belgrade, was successful, it was a "time when French influences became the domineering component of cultural and political life in the capital of the newly formed Yugoslav state". In 1928, the City Council of Belgrade allocated a parcel of land in Kalemegdan possessed by the Army, for the monument: “in the most beautiful part of Kalemegdan Park, which commands one of the most beautiful European landscapes, in the vicinity of which the home of France will be rising soon”. France responded to this gesture by setting up monuments to King Peter I the Liberator and King Alexander I the Unifier in Paris, memorials in Orleans and Marseilles, by naming one of central Paris avenues after King Peter I of Serbia.

These initiatives weren't state ones, but initiated by various private organizations. Monuments to Serbian kings were built; the chosen spot was a location of the former Karađorđe monument, was cleared. The monument was set up in the vicinity of Karađorđe's Gate of the Fortress of Belgrade, on the former site of the monument to the leader of the First Serbian Resurrection against Ottoman rule, Karađorđe, erected by the Ministry of War in 1913, after the victories in the Balkan Wars, to mark the 100th anniversary of the creation of a regular Serbian army by Karađorđe. In 1916 the occupying Austro-Hungarian force blew up the monument with dynamite in order to replace it with a colossal bronze statue of Franz Joseph. After the liberation of Belgrade, this statue was found on a Sava barge, melted down and reused for bells for Serbian Orthodox churches, the largest of, donated to the church popularly known as Ružica, in Kalemegdan; the initiative to erect a monument to Karađorđe launched in 1857 falls among the earliest activities relating to the practice of producing public monuments in Serbia.

Meštrović's monument set up in its former place took advantage of the powerful symbolism of the fortress as a battlefield site and its remarkable location above the two rivers, overlooking the national and historical significance of the location intended for the memorial to Karađorđe. The final decision was confirmed in municipal council on 19 September 1930. A special commission for choosing the project was formed by the council; the commission was chaired by one of the foremost academics in the state, Bogdan Popović. Popović was a founder of the French literary society, as a former Parisian student, he was crucial in acquiring the job for a sculptor Ivan Meštrović. At the time, Popović was one of the staunchest defenders of another Meštrović's Belgrade project, publicly opposed the Pobednik monument. Meštrović worked on sketches for several months, he opted for the monumental form in the Art Deco style, quite popular at the time: a female figure with massive body, stepping out with a determinedly extended arm and proudly raised head.

As ambassador Dard approved the initial design, Meštrović c

Desert Edge, California

Desert Edge is a census-designated place in Riverside County, United States. Desert Edge sits at an elevation of 994 feet; the 2010 United States census reported Desert Edge's population was 3,822. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 2.3 square miles, all of it land. The 2010 United States Census reported that Desert Edge had a population of 3,822; the population density was 1,685.5 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Desert Edge was 3,051 White, 14 African American, 34 Native American, 28 Asian, 1 Pacific Islander, 624 from other races, 70 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,220 persons; the Census reported that 3,822 people lived in households, 0 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 0 were institutionalized. There were 1,969 households, out of which 237 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 869 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 108 had a female householder with no husband present, 49 had a male householder with no wife present.

There were 106 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 33 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 783 households were made up of individuals and 509 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94. There were 1,026 families; the population was spread out with 514 people under the age of 18, 127 people aged 18 to 24, 474 people aged 25 to 44, 884 people aged 45 to 64, 1,823 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 63.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males. There were 3,492 housing units at an average density of 1,540.0 per square mile, of which 1,707 were owner-occupied, 262 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 5.5%. 3,222 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 600 people lived in rental housing units. According to the 2010 United States Census, Desert Edge had a median household income of $35,089, with 22.4% of the population living below the federal poverty line

Janine Wissler

Janine Wissler is a politician in the parliament for the State of Hesse in Germany. She is the parliamentary leader of The Left Party in the State parliament. Ms. Wissler received her Abitur in 2001. From 2001 until 2012 she enrolled as a student with the University of Frankfurt and received a Diplom degree in politics, her thesis topic was "Liberalization and remunicipalisation of the energy sector."" She has been a member of the state Parliament since 5 April 2008. From 5 April 2008 until 2 February 2009 Wissler was the vice parliamentary leader for her party's group. On 3 February 2009 she became the parliamentary group leader. From 10 May 2014 onwards, she was elected as a vice chairperson of her party. Wissler ran for Frankfurt am Main mayor in 2012 and 2018, she was elected to be her party's front runner for the Hessian state election in October 2018. The party gained 3 additional seats in the Landtag of Hesse, rising from 6 seats to 9 seats, while increasing its vote share by 1.1%, from 5.2% to 6.3%