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Duets II (Tony Bennett album)

Duets II is an album by Tony Bennett, released on September 20, 2011. It was released in conjunction with Bennett's 85th birthday and is a sequel to his previous duet album, Duets: An American Classic. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" was released on iTunes as a free download on August 2, 2011. Duets II debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it his first No. 1 album and making Bennett the oldest living musician to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Duets II achieved Platinum sales status in Canada; the album won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album in 2012, while Bennett and Amy Winehouse won the Grammy for Best Pop Duo or Group Performance for "Body and Soul". "Body and Soul" was one of Winehouse's favorite songs, the track, recorded in March 2011, would become Winehouse's final recording before her death a few months later. "Body and Soul" was Bennett's first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in nearly 45 years. Duets II earned arranger Jorge Calandrelli the Grammy for the Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist for Bennett's duet with Queen Latifah on the track "Who Can I Turn To" The Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse standard was featured in the 1964 London West End and Broadway musical The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd.

Bennett hit the Billboard Top 40 with the single. Tony Bennett: Portrait of an Artist, the photography of Kelsey Bennett and Josh Cheuse, was on display at The Morrison Hotel Gallery SoHo; the photo exhibit captured the creative essence during the recording process of the legendary artist's new album. The track listing for Duets II was released through the iTunes Store on August 2, 2011

Andrés Eloy Martínez

Andrés Eloy Martínez Rojas is a Mexican astronomer and politician. He has named various minor planets and served one three-year term as a deputy in the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress representing Morelos. Martínez Rojas has proposed names for planetary features. In addition to 10 supernovas, he discovered the minor planets 2010 RJ137, 2004 LV31, 2004 LW31. In 2017, the minor planet 6159 Andréseloy was named in his honor. In 2003, he proposed to name a newly discovered crater on Mars after Jojutla, approved by the International Astronomical Union in 2007. Martínez Rojas presides over an astronomy society. In 2015, the society proposed the names Tonatiuh and Meztli for the HD 104985 system and planet HD 104985b which were selected in the NameExoWorlds worldwide contest. Additionally, he has written science columns for various publications including El Universal and Scientific American México, he carried out the 1998 and 2008 reenactments of War of the Worlds that the station aired, causing panic among its listeners.

He is regional coordinator of Asteroid Day in Mexico. In 2012, residents of the Fourth Federal Electoral District of Morelos, with seat in Jojutla, elected Martínez Rojas as the candidate of the Party of the Democratic Revolution to the district's seat in the Chamber of Deputies, he was a secretary on the Science and Technology Commission and served on the Communications and Rural Development Commissions. While at the Chamber of Deputies, he helped to install a radiotelescope in the San Lázaro Legislative Palace. In 2014, Martínez Rojas changed parties from the PRD to the National Regeneration Movement


The praenomen was a personal name chosen by the parents of a Roman child. It was first bestowed on the dies lustricus, the eighth day after the birth of a girl, or the ninth day after the birth of a boy; the praenomen would be formally conferred a second time when girls married, or when boys assumed the toga virilis upon reaching manhood. Although it was the oldest of the tria nomina used in Roman naming conventions, by the late republic, most praenomina were so common that most people were called by their praenomina only by family or close friends. For this reason, although they continued to be used, praenomina disappeared from public records during imperial times. Although both men and women received praenomina, women's praenomina were ignored, they were abandoned by many Roman families, though they continued to be used in some families and in the countryside; the tria nomina, consisting of praenomen and cognomen, which are today regarded as a distinguishing feature of Roman culture, first developed and spread throughout Italy in pre-Roman times.

Most of the people of Italy spoke languages belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European language family. In addition to the Italic peoples was the Etruscan civilization, whose language was unrelated to Indo-European, but who exerted a strong cultural influence throughout much of Italy, including early Rome; the Italic nomenclature system cannot be attributed to any one of these cultures, but seems to have developed amongst each of them due to constant contact between them. It first appears in urban centers and thence spread to the countryside. In the earliest period, each person was known by nomen; these nomina were monothematic. As populations grew, many individuals might be known by the same name. Unlike the other cultures of Europe, which dealt with this problem by adopting dithematic names, the peoples of Italy developed the first true surnames, or cognomina. At first these were personal names, might refer to any number of things, including a person's occupation, town of origin, the name of his or her father, or some physical feature or characteristic.

But an increasing number of them became hereditary, until they could be used to distinguish whole families from one generation to another. As this happened, the word nomen came to be applied to these surnames, the original personal name came to be called the praenomen, or "forename", as it was recited first. Cognomen came to refer to any other personal or hereditary surnames coming after the family name, used to distinguish individuals or branches of large families from one another; as the tria nomina developed throughout Italy, the importance of the praenomen in everyday life declined together with the number of praenomina in common use. By the 1st century CE they were omitted from public records, by the middle of the 4th century CE they were recorded; as the Roman Empire expanded, much of the populace came from cultures with different naming conventions, the formal structure of the tria nomina became neglected. Various names that were nomina or cognomina came to be treated as praenomina, some individuals used several of them at once.

However, some vestiges of the original system survived, many of the original praenomina have continued into modern times. Most common praenomina were abbreviated in writing. Although some names could be abbreviated multiple ways, the following tables include only the most usual abbreviation, if any, for each name; these abbreviations continue to be used by classical scholars. Each of the Italic peoples had its own distinctive group of praenomina. A few names were shared between cultures, the Etruscans in particular borrowed many praenomina from Latin and Oscan, it is disputed whether some of the praenomina used by the Romans themselves were of distinctly Etruscan or Oscan origin. However, these names were in general use at Rome and other Latin towns, were used by families that were of Latin origin. Thus, irrespective of their actual etymology, these names may be regarded as Latin. In the early centuries of the Roman Republic, about three dozen praenomina seem to have been in general use at Rome, of which about half were common.

This number dwindled to about eighteen praenomina by the 1st century BCE, of which a dozen were common. Notes: Caeso is spelled Kaeso; the abbreviation K. was retained to distinguish the name from Gaius, abbreviated "C." Gaius and Gnaeus are abbreviated with C. and Cn. because the practice of abbreviating them was established at the time the letter G, a modified C, was introduced to the Latin alphabet. Although the archaic spellings Caius and Cnaeus appear in records and Gnaeus represent the actual pronunciation of these names. Manius was abbreviated with an archaic five-stroke M, borrowed from the Etruscan alphabet but


The Diocese of Bennefa is a home suppressed and titular see of the Roman Catholic Church. Bennefa, identifiable with Oglet-Khefifa in modern Tunisia, is an ancient civitas of the Roman province of Byzacena. and a seat of an ancient Christian episcopal see. The diocese was mentioned by Augustine of Hippo. There are four known bishops of this diocese. Guntasio Cabarsussi participated in the council, held in 393 by Maximianus, a dissident sect of the Donatists, they signed the acts of the conference. At the Council of Carthage in 411, Catholic Bishop Emiliano represented the city; the Donatist cause was not represented due to the death of the bishop Maximian on the eve of the conference. Among the Catholic bishops summoned to Carthage in 484 by the Vandal king Huneric was Ortolano, exiled, as recalled by the Roman martyrology on the date of 28 November. Today Bennefa survives as titular bishopric and the current Bishop is Gonzalo de Jesús Rivera Gómez, of Medellín

The Selfish Giant (2013 film)

The Selfish Giant is a 2013 British drama film directed by Clio Barnard. It is inspired by the Oscar Wilde short story "The Selfish Giant". Arbor and Swifty are two teenage boys growing up in a poor and run down area of Bradford in West Yorkshire. Arbor suffers from hyperactivity disorder, which gets him into trouble when it is not his intention; when the boys are suspended from school after a fight, they decide to earn money collecting and selling scrap metal. They realize that stealing copper from telecom and power utilities can be lucrative, they sell their scrap to a local scrap dealer, who owns at least two horses and competes in amateur harness racing. Kitten allows Swifty to work with the horse, once he realizes Swifty's surprising affection for and natural talent with horses. Kitten lets the boys borrow a horse and a cart to collect scrap metal. Arbor is envious of Kitten's kindness toward Swifty. Arbor decides to steal pieces of scrap from Kitten and sell them, along with some other scrap, to a dealer in Huddersfield.

The plan ends up backfiring. Kitten finds out and physically intimidates Arbor into stealing a specific piece of high voltage electric power transmission wire to make up for his loss; the boys are not aware of the dangers of high voltage wire. After Arbor cuts the wire, Swifty is electrocuted and killed. Arbor is devastated and Kitten is arrested, telling the police he is responsible and allowing Arbor to escape blame. Arbor sits resolutely outside Swifty's mother's house until, after several rejections, his own mother finds him. In a final scene, Arbor takes care of the horse Swifty adored. Conner Chapman as Arbor Shaun Thomas as Swifty Sean Gilder as Kitten Lorraine Ashbourne as Mary Ian Burfield as Mick Brazil Steve Evets as Price Drop Swift Siobhan Finneran as Mrs. Swift Ralph Ineson as Johnny Jones Rebecca Manley as Michelle'Shelly' Fenton Rhys McCoy as Daniel Elliott Tittensor as Martin Fenton Kayle Stephens as chip & pin driver The Selfish Giant was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Europa Cinemas award.

It was nominated for the 2013 Lux Prize. The film was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, it won Best Film at the 24th Stockholm International Film Festival in November 2013. Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian gave the film five out of five stars; the film was nominated for the 2014 Bafta for Best British Film. The Selfish Giant on IMDb The Selfish Giant at Rotten Tomatoes