Hanson is an American pop rock band from Tulsa, United States, formed by brothers Isaac and Zac. Supporting members include Dimitrius Collins, Andrew Perusi who have toured and performed live with the band since 2007, they are best known for the 1997 hit song "MMMBop" from their debut album released through Mercury/Polygram Records, entitled Middle of Nowhere, which earned three Grammy nominations. The group's label Mercury Records was merged with its sister labels and the band was moved to Island Def Jam Music Group. After releasing one album on Island Def Jam, the label and the group parted ways. Hanson has sold over 16 million records worldwide and have had three Top 20 albums in the US, they have had eight UK Top 20 singles. The band now records under 3CG Records. In the early to mid-1990s, Isaac and Zac sang a cappella and recorded such classic songs as "Rockin' Robin", "Splish Splash" and "Johnny B. Goode", as well as their own material, their first performance as a professional group took place in 1992 at the Mayfest Arts Festival in Tulsa.
They were known as the Hanson Brothers, before shortening the name to Hanson in 1993. Hanson appeared on Carman's Yo! Kidz: The Vidz, which cast Taylor as a young Biblical David facing Goliath, Isaac as an event announcer, Zac and other members of the family in the stands cheering on this "sporting event". All three boys started their musical careers as pianists, but Isaac started playing guitar and Zac started playing drums, while Taylor continued as the keyboard player; the band recorded two independent albums in their hometown of Boomerang and MMMBop. The latter featured the original version of the song "MMMBop", which would become the runaway single on their debut commercial record Middle of Nowhere; the band played in Austin during the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, which led to them being signed by manager Christopher Sabec. He shopped them to several record companies, most of which dismissed the band as either a novelty or fraud before Steve Greenberg, an A&R representative for Mercury Records, heard them play a set at the Wisconsin State Fair.
After this performance, they were signed immediately by Mercury. They soon became a worldwide sensation with the release of their first major-label album, Middle of Nowhere, produced by Stephen Lironi and the Dust Brothers. Middle of Nowhere was released in the US on May 1997, selling 10 million copies worldwide. May 6 was declared'Hanson Day' in Tulsa by Oklahoma's then-governor Frank Keating. Although'Hanson Day' was intended to be a one-time occurrence, many Hanson fans all over the world still recognize May 6 as Hanson Day every year. Hanson's popularity exploded during the summer of 1997, Mercury Records released Hanson's first documentary Tulsa and the Middle of Nowhere and their Christmas album Snowed In in the wake of their success. Hanson launched MOE, a fan club magazine that ran for 12 issues. After numerous unauthorized biographies of each of the brothers were published, Hanson turned to their close friend, Jarrod Gollihare of Admiral Twin, to write their authorized biography. Hanson: The Official Book reached number 9 on the New York Times Best Sellers List on February 1, 1998.
The band was nominated for three Grammy Awards in 1998: Record of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. During the summer of 1998, Hanson began a successful concert tour, the Albertane Tour, they performed a string of shows throughout stadiums and arenas in the US, targeting young audiences with a playful and energetic style. A live album, titled Live From Albertane, was released the following fall, as well as their second documentary The Road to Albertane. In response to the demand for their earlier work, Hanson re-released MMMBop as 3 Car Garage, minus four tracks, in May 1998. Three tracks from Boomerang and two of the remaining tracks from MMMBop were released on the first MOE CD sent to fan club members. During the Albertane Tour, Hanson wrote and demoed what would become the songs for their second major studio album, This Time Around. During this time period, Mercury Records, the band's label, had been merged with Island Def Jam. Following the changeover in May 2000, Hanson released their second album, This Time Around, but due to lack of promotional funding, sales were low and the label pulled funding for their tour.
The band toured through the fall of 2000 on their own funds. After a three-year struggle, the brothers left Island Def Jam Records to seek more creative freedom. Label executives had refused over 80 songs from the band, believing new material lacked marketability; the documentary film Strong Enough to Break follows these events. Hanson now records for 3CG Records; the label has distribution deals through Alternative Distribution Alliance in the United States, Cooking Vinyl in Europe, Sony Music in Asia and with various other distributors throughout the world. During the dispute with their former label, Hanson signed with the management company, 10th Street Entertainment, which manages artists such as Meat Loaf and Blondie; the band's Underneath Acoustic tour occurred during the Summer and Fall of 2003. Music included acoustic versions of songs from Underneath; the tour ended November 2003 with a performance at Carnegie Hall. Released on
16 Librae is a star in the constellation Libra. It is a faint star but visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of 4.49. An annual parallax shift of 37.17 mas yields a distance estimate of 87.7 light years. It is moving further from the Sun with a radial velocity of +26 km/s; this is an ordinary F-type main-sequence star with a stellar classification of F2 V. It is an estimated 660 million years old and is spinning with a projected rotational velocity of 113 km/s; the star has 1.47 times the mass of the Sun and is radiating nearly 10 times the Sun's luminosity from its photosphere at an effective temperature of about 7,187 K.16 Librae has a common proper motion companion located at an angular separation of 22.8 arc seconds along a position angle of 297°, as of 1999. Designated component B, this is a red dwarf star with a class of about M6 and an infrared J-band magnitude of 12.19
Sebastian Francisco Lletget is an American soccer player who plays as an attacking midfielder for LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer. He has played for the United States national team. Born in San Francisco, California to Argentine parents, Lletget grew up in Northern California, attending school in South San Francisco, not Daly City, where he played for Sporting Santa Clara of Silicon Valley before playing with the United States under-17 residency program, he was spotted playing for Santa Clara by scouts from the West Ham United International academy and moved to England in 2009. Lletget signed his first professional contract with West Ham in September 2010, he played in pre-season friendly games and was an unused substitute for four Premier League games for the 2012–13 season. His career progress was slowed. Despite this he signed a contract extension in 2013, he made his official debut on January 5, 2014 for West Ham in a 5–0 loss against Nottingham Forest at The City Ground in the third round of the FA Cup.
On May 8, 2015 Lletget signed for LA Galaxy. Lletget made his debut for the Galaxy on May 17, 2015, in the 4–0 loss against Orlando City SC when he replaced Mika Väyrynen in the 69th minute. On May 30, Lletget started for USL affiliate club LA Galaxy II against Colorado Springs that ended in a 2–1 victory for the Galaxy. Lletget made his first start with the first team on June 13 against Columbus Crew, in a match where he scored the opening goal of the game, his first for the Galaxy. Lletget scored again 4 days in an U. S. Open Cup match against PSA Elite -- 1 victory. On June 20, Lletget scored for the third match in a row in a 5–1 victory over the Philadelphia Union. Lletget scored for the fourth match in a row in a 5–0 victory over Portland Timbers on June 24. In the 2016 season, Lletget scored a brace on June 14, 2016, against UPSL side La Máquina FC in extra-time of the Fourth Round of the U. S. Open Cup. Lletget again scored a late brace in the U. S. Open Cup, helping the Galaxy moves to the semi-finals after 4–2 victory over Seattle Sounders.
After spending the 2017 LA Galaxy season recovering from an injury incurred while playing for the United States national team, Sebastian Lleget opened the scoring for the Galaxy in the 61st minute of the inaugural El Tráfico, adding his first goal since his return. Lleget was subbed out for the debut of Zlatan Ibrahimović. Lletget has played for the United States under 20 and under 23 levels. On January 6, 2017, for the first time, Lletget was called for the United States national team by coach Bruce Arena. On January 29, 2017, Lletget played his first game for the United States men's national team against Serbia. On March 24, 2017, Lletget scored his first goal for the United States men's national team against Honduras. In the same match, he suffered a Lisfranc injury and was out for six months after undergoing surgery. On October 1, 2018, Lletget was called up for the first time since sustaining his injury against Honduras for friendlies versus England and Italy. In June 2016, it was confirmed that Lletget is in a relationship with Mexican-American singer-songwriter and actress Becky G.
As of October 24, 2019 As of February 1, 2020Source: US Soccer As of match played February 2, 2019: United States score listed first, score column indicates score after each Lletget goal. Sebastian Lletget at Major League Soccer Sebastian Lletget at Soccerbase Official West Ham Profile at the Wayback Machine
Vice Admiral Sir Philip Alexander Watson KBE, LVO was an officer of the Royal Navy, rising to the rank of vice-admiral. Watson was born on 7 October 1919 at 93 Limestone Road, Northern Ireland to Alexander Henry St Croix Watson and Gladys Margaret Watson, he was baptised on 30 January 1920 and confirmed at St Albans Abbey on 6 December 1934. Educated at St. Albans School he trained as an electrical engineer with the London and Scottish Railway and joined the Admiralty Compass Observatory, serving until 10 March 1940 when he was commissioned in the Royal Naval Reserve as an Electrical Sub Lieutenant, he served in HMS Hebe on the Arctic convoys from the United Kingdom to the northern ports of the Soviet Union—Arkhangelsk and Murmansk. He was transferred to the Royal Navy as a lieutenant in 1946, served as Naval Assistant to Admiral Bateson. Watson served with the 5th Destroyer Flotilla, with the Battle-class destroyers HMS Solebay and HMS Gabbard, before moving to the Admiralty in London. A spell at HMS Collingwood as assistant to the training commander followed, with Watson being promoted to lieutenant-commander.
He spent two years with the radio section at Malta Dockyard, before becoming electrical officer in HMS Decoy in 1954. Watson was promoted to commander in 1955, returned to working at the Admiralty. On 11 December 1948 he married Jennifer Beatrice Tanner and they have two daughters and a son. Watson spent two years from 1957 as Electrical Officer on board HM Yacht Britannia, for which he was made a member of the Royal Victorian Order, he followed this with a move to Chatham Dockyard where from 1959 he was in command of the electrical shops and weapon section. He went to sea again aboard HMS Lion in 1962, he was promoted to captain and joined the Ship Department at Bath where he became involved in the designs of submarines, aircraft carriers and commando ships. In 1967 he became captain of HMS Collingwood, but by 1969 he was back at Bath as Deputy Director of Engineering in the Ship Department, he was promoted to Rear-Admiral and made Director-General Weapons in 1970, promoted again to Vice-Admiral and given the post of Chief Naval Engineer Officer in 1974.
He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1974 and retired from the navy in March 1977. He became chairman of Marconi Radar Systems between 1981 and 1985. Before his retirement to Oxfordshire he was a member of the Army and Navy Club and the Bath and County Club, he remained active in the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the City of Oxford Society of Model Engineers. He died on 8 December 2009
KinderCare Learning Centers is an American operator of for-profit child care and early childhood education facilities founded in 1969 and owned by KinderCare Education. The company provides educational programs for children from six weeks to 12 years old. In terms of size, KinderCare is the third-largest held company headquartered in Oregon, the company's executive leadership operates out of Portland. In 39 states and the District of Columbia, some 200,000 children are enrolled in more than 1,600 early childhood education community centers, over 600 before-and-after school programs, over 100 employer-sponsored centers. KinderCare Education employs 30,000 people in the United States. Perry Mendel, a real estate developer, founded KinderCare after speculating that increasing numbers of women entering the work force would increase demand for preschool child care; the company began as Kinder-Care Nursery Schools, the first facility was opened on July 14, 1969 accommodating 70 children. A second facility was opened in 1970, the company changed its name to Kinder-Care Learning Centers, Inc.
By 1971, 19 centers were in operation and the first infant care was offered. The firm went public in 1972; the company's first major acquisition came in 1977. In 1979, it acquired Mini-Skools and Learning, American Pre-Schools. In 1985, the company opened its 1,000th center. In 1987, it was reported annual revenues of $900 million, analysts were remarking on the company's rapid growth, observing that stock had soared from 12 cents a share to $20 at its high in mid-1987. During this time, Kinder-Care was expanding at the rate of one new center every three days. In 1987, Kinder-Care acquired Sylvan Learning Centers, a provider of supplemental instruction to children and adults, the largest franchiser of its kind. In 1992, the company updated its bell tower logo and removed the hyphen in the spelling of Kinder-Care. KinderCare uses low teacher-to-student ratios that allow teachers to focus on the individual learning styles and needs of each child. Teacher-to-student ratios increase with each age group.
For example, the teacher-to-student ratio in preschool classrooms is one teacher to twelve students, higher than other childcare facilities in the area. For example, La Petite Academy has a teacher-to-student ratio of one teacher to eight students in the preschool classroom. KinderCare offers a developmentally appropriate and comprehensive curriculum for children in each age groups; each hour of the day is scheduled transitions from one activity to the next are laid out in the curriculum provided to the teachers. Two week units are built around themes; the lesson plans and activities support the physical and social-emotional development of the children. Daily lesson plans are given to teachers to complete in the classroom with the children; the format of the lesson plans are rigid to ensure children receive the same education in order to achieve universal success. Activities are required to be displayed on boards. KinderCare offers programming for school-age children, as well. KinderCare provides door-to-door transportation for children to and from school.
Full-day care for summer and fall break is offered for school-age children, as well. School-aged children spend two hours before and after school at KinderCare centers; the KinderCare school-age curriculum focuses on social-emotional development in order to support children in becoming the kindest, most capable, most resilient version of themselves. Daily lesson plans and activities are expected to be completed, including STEM projects, creative arts projects, despite the limited hours. In the 1980s, Kinder-Care acquired a wide variety of companies such as American Savings for $188 million, they purchased photo studios, shoe stores and invested in a foreign fertilizer manufacturer. Chief Executive Grassgreen, informed by Michael Milken, an investor from the firm of Drexel Burnham Lambert, led the company on an ill-conceived diversification plan in the late 1980s; as a result, the company's debt load increased from $10 million to about $620 million in 1988. The company found itself in deep financial trouble after the stock market crash in October 1987.
During this period, Tull Gearreald, an investment banker, took command of the company as president and CEO. Caught in a cash squeeze in January 1991, Kinder-Care stopped paying interest on its debt. Still faltering under its high debt load, KinderCare filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on November 10, 1992; the company continued operating, according to a 1988 Forbes article, less than half of Kinder-Care's sales and profits for the year were expected to come from its child care centers. In January 1993, in a move that helped their balance sheet, KinderCare sold off Sylvan Learning Centers for $8 million. KinderCare was acquired in 2005 by the Knowledge Learning Corporation division of Michael Milken's held education services firm, Knowledge Universe; the deal, valued at over US$1 billion, made KLC the nation’s largest private child care and education provider. In 2012, company revenues were about $1.45 billion, down from $1.6 billion in 2010. In July 2015, Partners Group, a Swiss enterprise, bought Knowledge Universe.
Knowledge Universe renamed itself as KinderCare Education in January 2016. The parent company, KinderCare Education operates Knowledge Beginnings, Children’s Creative Learning Centers, Champions; the National Association for the Education of Young Children a
Rewind was the second single to be released of Beverley Knight's second studio album, Prodigal Sista. After the success of the first single Made It Back, which peaked at #21 in UK Singles Chart, the follow-up proved to be disappointing after it peaked at #40; the accompanying video for the single was one of the first videos by acclaimed director Dawn Shadforth. CD 1"Rewind" "The Need Of You" "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" CD 2"Rewind" "Rewind" "Rewind" Written by Beverley Knight, Neville Thomas and Pule Pheto Lyrics written by Beverley Knight Melody created by Beverley Knight Produced and arranged by Neville Thomas and Pule Pheto All vocals performed and arranged by Beverley Knight Mixed by Pete Mocran Recorded at 2B3 Akoustics & Battery Studios Beverley Knight discography Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics