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Hotel California (Eagles album)

Hotel California is the fifth studio album by American rock band the Eagles. The album was recorded by Bill Szymczyk at the Criteria and Record Plant studios between March and October 1976, released on Asylum in December, it was their first album with guitarist Joe Walsh, who had replaced founding member Bernie Leadon, is the last album to feature bassist Randy Meisner. The front cover is a photograph of the Beverly Hills Hotel by David Alexander. Hotel California topped the US Billboard Top Tapes chart. At the 20th Grammy Awards, the Eagles won a Grammy Award for "Hotel California", which won Record of the Year, "New Kid in Town"; the album was lost to Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. Three singles were released from the album, with two topping the Billboard Hot 100: "New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California", whilst "Life in the Fast Lane" reached No. 11. A 40th anniversary special edition of Hotel California was released in November 2017. Hotel California is one of the best-selling albums of all time.

It has been certified 26× Platinum in the US, has sold over 32 million copies sold worldwide, making it the band's best-selling album after Their Greatest Hits. It has been ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time. In 2003 and 2012, it was ranked number 37 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time"; the first song written for the album was "Hotel California". Henley said of the themes of the songs in the album: On the title "Hotel California", Henley said that "the word, "California," carries with it all kinds of connotations, powerful imagery, etc. that fires the imaginations of people in all corners of the globe. There's a built-in mythology that comes with that word, an American cultural mythology, created by both the film and the music industry." In an interview with the Dutch magazine ZigZag shortly before the album's release, Don Henley said: Bernie Leadon, the principal country influence in the band, left the band after the release of the previous album One of These Nights.

For Hotel California, the band made a conscious decision to move away from country rock, wrote some songs that are more rock & roll, such as "Victim of Love" and "Life in the Fast Lane". Leadon was replaced by Joe Walsh who provided the opening guitar riff of "Life in the Fast Lane", developed into the song; the title for "Life in the Fast Lane" was inspired by a conversation between Frey and his drug dealer during a high speed car ride. The melody of the title track, "Hotel California", was written by Don Felder. Don Henley wrote most of the lyrics, with contributions from Glenn Frey. Henley noted that hotel had become a "literal and symbolic focal point of their lives at that time", it became the theme of the song. Frey wanted the song to be "more cinematic", to write it "just like it was a movie". Henley sought inspiration for the lyrics by driving out into the desert, as well as from films and theatre. Parts of the lyrics of "Hotel California" as well as the song "Wasted Time" were based on Henley's break up with his girlfriend Loree Rodkin.

Frey, in the "Hotel California" episode of In the Studio with Redbeard, spoke about the writing of "The Last Resort". Frey said: "It was the first time that Don took it upon himself to write an epic story and we were starting to worry about the environment… we're screwing up paradise and, the point of the song and that at some point there is going to be no more new frontiers. I mean we're putting junk, er, garbage into space now." The album was recorded between March and October 1976 at Criteria Studios, Miami, FL and Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, CA, produced by Bill Szymczyk. Although the band favored Los Angeles, the producer Szymczyk wanted to record in Miami as he had developed a fear of living on a fault line in Los Angeles after experiencing an earthquake, a compromise was struck to split the recording at both places. While the band were recording the album, Black Sabbath were recording Technical Ecstasy in an adjacent studio at Criteria Studios in Miami; the band was forced to stop recording on numerous occasions because Black Sabbath were too loud and the sound was coming through the wall.

The last track of the album, "The Last Resort" had to be re-recorded a number of times due to noise from the next studio. For the title track "Hotel California", after the arrangement and instrumentation had been refined, several takes were recorded; the best parts were spliced together, in all 33 edits on the two‑inch master, to create the final version. In contrast, "Victim of Love" was recorded in a live session in studio apart from the lead vocal and the harmony on the choruses which were added later. Don Felder sang the lead vocals in the many early takes for the song, but the band felt that his efforts were not up to the required standard, Henley took over as the lead. According to Henley in a 1982 interview, the Eagles "probably peaked on Hotel California." Henley said: "After that, we started growing apart as collaborators and as friends." The front cover artwork is a photograph of The Beverly Hills Hotel shot just before sunset by David Alexander with design and art direction by Kosh.

According to Kosh, Henley wanted him to find a place that can portray the Hotel California of the album title, "portray it with a sinister edge". Three hotels were photographed, the one with The Beverly Hills Hotel was selected as the cover; the photographer shot the image 60 feet above Sunset Boulevard on top of a cherry picker. As the image was taken from an unfamiliar vantage point in fading light, most people did not recognize the hotel. However, when the identity of Beverly Hills Hotel w

Institute for Veterans and Military Families

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families is a research institution housed at Syracuse University. It was launched in June 2011 to bring together several pre-existing veterans related institutes at the University. J. P. Morgan Chase and Co. donated $7.5 million to launch the IVMF and serves as a founding partner of the institute. J. Michael Haynie, is the founder and Executive Director of the IVMF, he serves as vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation at Syracuse University. IVMF advisory board includes both researchers, ex-military leaders, university leaders that includes Daniel A. D'Aneillo, Frank Bisignano, Robert B. Murrett, Matt Zames, Kenneth O. Preston, Richard L. Thompson, Melvin T. Stith; the IVMF has designed a free, comprehensive career training and employment program called Onward to Opportunity in conjunction Veterans Career Transition Program. This program is designed to launch veterans into their next career with more than 30 industry-recognized career tracks and courses.

The IVMF provides programs in career and entrepreneurship education and training, providing service members and their families with the skills needed to be successful in education and life. The IVMF coordinates comprehensive collective impact strategies; the IVMF joined forces with the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Center for Innovation in early April 2017 for a national pilot project aimed at demonstrating the merits of a community-based health care and services coordinated referral system within the Institute’s AmericaServes initiative. In February 2016, JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced a renewed $13.8 million commitment through 2020 to support the IVMF. Another $20 million gift was announced in 2018 by SU trustee Daniel D’Aniello,'68, his wife Gayle to support the construction of the National Veterans Resource Center. Official website

Isabel, South Dakota

Isabel is a town in Dewey County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 135 at the 2010 census. Isabel was laid out in 1910, named in honor of a certain railroad employee's daughter. Isabel is located at 45°23′38″N 101°25′50″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.91 square miles, all of it land. Isabel has been assigned the ZIP code 57633 and the FIPS place code 32140; as of the census of 2010, there were 135 people, 55 households, 38 families residing in the town. The population density was 148.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 69 housing units at an average density of 75.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 75.6% White, 23.0% Native American, 1.5% from two or more races. There were 55 households of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife present, 30.9% were non-families.

27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.95. The median age in the town was 46.5 years. 20.7% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 55.6 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 239 people, 89 households, 59 families residing in the town; the population density was 269.1 people per square mile. There were 125 housing units at an average density of 140.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 66.1% White, 33.1% Native American, 0.42% Pacific Islander, 5.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population. There were 89 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.6% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.38. In the town, the population was spread out with 33.9% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males. The median income for a household in the town was $14,643, the median income for a family was $18,750. Males had a median income of $23,438 versus $18,125 for females; the per capita income for the town was $7,919. About 28.3% of families and 36.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 52.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 29.0% of those sixty five or over

Vlada Nikolchenko

Vlada Ihorivna Nikolchenko is a Ukrainian individual rhythmic gymnast. She is the 2019 Worlds clubs bronze medalist, the double clubs World Cup Series winner and the Grand Prix Final 2018 Winner. In her first world championships, Nikolchenko finished fourth in the all-around, she won several medals at European European Games. Before doing Rhythmic Gymnastics, Vlada did Aesthtic Group Gymnastics. In 2017, Vlada Nikolchenko was part of the junior Ukrainian Group at the 2017 European Championships, where they finished at the 8th place in 10 clubs final, she participated as an Individual at the International Tournament in Eilat, Israel. She began her 2018 senior season at the LA Lights International Tournament in Los Angeles, she competed at the Miss Valentine Tournament in Tartu, Estonia. She won the all around, hoop and clubs final, she finished 4th in ribbon. She participated at the Baltic Hoop Tournament, where she won the all-around and clubs final, she won bronze with hoop, she finished 7th in 8th in ball final.

She made her Grand Prix debut in Kiev. She finished in 5th place in clubs final, 8th in ball and ribbon final. Next she went to the 2018 Grand Prix Thiais, she placed 9th in the all-around final, she won a surprising gold medal in hoop ahead of Russians Arina Averina and Ekaterina Selezneva and placed 7th in clubs final. She went to the first time at the 2018 Sofia World Cup: she finished 7th in the AA final, she qualified to the clubs and ribbon final: she won her first World Cup medal, a silver with clubs! She finished 8th in ribbon, she participated at the 2018 Pesaro World Cup, she finished at the 13th place in AA final. She won the silver medal with clubs and finished 8th in ball final, she went to 2018 Tashkent World Cup: she placed 10th in AA, 5th in ribbon and 8th in clubs final. She take part at the 2018 Baku World Cup where she won the silver in the All Around, she was the Winner of Clubs - World Cup Series. She made her World Cup Challenge debut at the 2018 Guadalajara World Challenge Cup she finished in the 5th place in the All Around, an 4th in hoop and ribbon final.

Next to this competition, she participated at the 2018 Holon Grand Prix. The next competition is the 2018 European Championships: she finished at the 11th place. After a summer break, Vlada came back to competition at the 2018 Minsk World Challenge Cup, where she placed 5th in the All Around, she qualified to three finals. Her next competition was the 2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships: she placed 5th in clubs final, 7th in ribbon and 8th final, her team finished at the 5th place of the team competition. She finished at the 4th place of the AA final - such an achievement for this young Ukrainian gymnast of 15 years old, she finished her season at the 2018 Grand Prix Final in Marbella. She won gold with clubs and ribbon final a silver with ball, she participated at some Ukrainian competitions. She started her 2019 season at the LA Lights, she went to the Grand Prix in Marbella. She participated at the Grand Prix Kiev, she won a gold medal in All Around! She won gold with hoop, a silver with ball and a bronze with ribbon.

Her next competition was the Thiais Grand Prix. Her first World Cup of the year was the 2019 Sofia World Cup, she placed 5th in All Around, she qualified in the clubs and ribbon final: she finished at the 6th place in clubs and 8th with ribbon—she got a knot during her whole routine, that's why she finished at the last place with a low score. She went to the 2019 Tashkent World Cup and she finished at the 6th place in All Around after some mistakes with ball, she won bronze with hoop and clubs, take the 6th place with ribbon. The week after she participated at the 2019 Baku World Cup where she took the all around bronze medal behind Averina Twins, she finished 4th with ribbon, 5th with hoop and 7th with ball. She was rewarded the World Cup winner with clubs for the second year in a row. At the Ukrainian National Championships, she won gold in all around, her next competition were the European Championships in Baku. She qualified in the hoop and clubs final, got a quota for next year Europeans Championships in Kiev, Ukraine.

She won bronze with clubs and finished 8th with hoop after a bad routine.. She participated at the Grand Prix Holon, in Israel where she finsihed 11th in the all around, she won silver with hoop, it was her only final.. After the summer break, she came back at the 2019 Cluj Napoca World Challenge Cup with two new routines with ball and ribbon, she finished 4th in the all around, qualified into the hoop and clubs final. She won gold with clubs, finsihed at the 5th place in hoop and ball, her next competition was the 2019 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Baku. She won a bronze with clubs, she finished at the 4th place with th wih ball. At the all around final, she finished at the 5th position, she won an Olympic quota. Media related to Vlada Nikolchenko at Wikimedia Commons Profile from FIG (in Russian

Manyika dialect

Manyika is a Shona language spoken by the Manyika people in the eastern part of Zimbabwe and across the border in Mozambique. It includes dialects ChiBocha, ChiUngwe, ChiManyika, from which the broad Manyika language gets its name. ChiManyika is spoken by people in the northern parts of Manicaland Province of Zimbabwe, whilst ChiBocha is spoken by people in the southern part of Manicaland. Manyika differs from the more predominant Zezuru dialect in a variety of small ways. Certain variations in vocabulary and word prefixes exist. For example, the prefix'va-' is replaced by'sa-' in the Manyika language; the prefix'va-' used as in people, for example standard Shona vanhu vakaenda vakawanda, is replaced by'wa-' to become wanhu wakaenda wakawanda. As a result, the Manyika do not use the prefix'va' in any form as they pronounce it as either'sa' or'wa'; this is how they are recognised as being Manyika. The verbs in this language are tonally divided into two groups; the tonal patterns of the verbs belonging to one group are as shown below in the case of the infinitive, which has ku- as its prefix: kupá'to give', kubátá'to catch', kupómérá'to scold', kukúrúdzíra'to encourage'.

These tonal patterns can be represented by kuCV’CV’CV’X, kuÓCV’CV’CV’X, kuŔXCá, where X stands for a string of phonemes of any length, O for an object prefix, R for a reflexive prefix, with an adjustment rule to the first two formulae that if X=Ø, the last CV’ can be Ø, if both are Ø, the second CV’ can be Ø, with one to the last formula that if X=Ø, Cá becomes Ca. The tonal patterns of the verbs belonging to the other group are as shown below: kubwa'to leave', kumutsa'to wake up', kutarisa'to look at', kuswatanudza'to make stand up'; the tonal representation would be: kuX, kuÓCV’X, kuŔXCá. This language has many indicative tenses including negative ones. Stevick, Earl W. M. Mataranyika & L. Mataranyika Shona Basic Course. Foreign Service Institute, Washington


Haynt was a Yiddish daily newspaper, published in Warsaw from 1906 until 1939. Newspaper Yidishes tageblat was founded in 1906 by Zionist Shmuel Yankev Yatskan, a former contributor to the Hebrew language paper Ha-Tsefirah. In 1908 Yidishes tageblat changed its name to Haynt and established itself as the premier Yiddish newspaper in the Congress Poland. Practice of reprinting Yiddish fiction in serialized form, helped Haynt set new circulation records for Yiddish journalism. By 1913 newspaper reached circulation of more than 150,000. From 1908 till 1932 Haynt was a private company. In 1932 a cooperative called Alt-Nay was formed by the staff, who administered newspaper since. Esriel Carlebach under pseudonym Levi Gotthelf. Moshe Sneh Today: A Jewish Newspaper, 1908-1939 by Chaim Finkelstein Complete digitized run of Haynt, 1908-1939 at the National Library of Israel