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Hunky Dory

Hunky Dory is the fourth studio album by English singer-songwriter David Bowie, released on 17 December 1971 by RCA Records. It was his first release through RCA. Following the hard rock sound of The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory marked a move towards art rock and art pop styles. Co-produced by Ken Scott and Bowie himself, it was recorded in mid-1971 at Trident Studios in London and featured Rick Wakeman on piano and the musicians who would be known as the Spiders from Mars – comprising Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder and Mick Woodmansey; the album cover, photographed by Brian Ward and airbrushed by Terry Pastor, was influenced by a Marlene Dietrich photo book that Bowie took with him to the photoshoot. The album was released to favourable critical and commercial reception but wasn't a major success until the commercial breakthrough of his following album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, it was supported by the singles "Changes" in 1972 and "Life on Mars?" in 1973.

Retrospectively, Hunky Dory has received critical acclaim and is regarded as one of Bowie's best works. Time chose it as part of their "100 best albums of all time" list in January 2010, with journalist Josh Tyrangiel praising Bowie's "earthbound ambition to be a boho poet with prodigal style"; the album has been remastered in 2015 as part of the Five Years box set. With new bass player Trevor Bolder replacing Tony Visconti, Hunky Dory was the first production featuring all the members of the band that would become known the following year as Ziggy Stardust's Spiders From Mars – comprising Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder and Mick Woodmansey. Debuting with Bowie, in Visconti's place as producer, was another key contributor to the Ziggy phase, Ken Scott; the album's sleeve would bear the credit "Produced by Ken Scott". The "actor" was Bowie himself, whose "pet conceit", in the words of NME critics Roy Carr and Charles Shaar Murray, was "to think of himself as an actor". Keyboardist Rick Wakeman of the Strawbs and a noted session musician, plays the piano on the album.

Author Peter Doggett describes Hunky Dory as "a collective of attractively accessible pop songs, through which Bowie tested out his feelings about the nature of stardom and power." Musical biographer David Buckley said of the album: "Its easy-listening status and conventional musical sensibility has detracted from the fact that, this record lays down the blueprint for Bowie's future career." The opening track, "Changes", focused on the compulsive nature of artistic reinvention and distancing oneself from the rock mainstream. However, the composer took time to pay tribute to his influences with the tracks "Song for Bob Dylan", "Andy Warhol" and the Velvet Underground inspired "Queen Bitch". Following the hard rock of Bowie's previous album The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory saw the partial return of the fey pop singer of Space Oddity, with light fare such as "Kooks" and the cover "Fill Your Heart" sitting alongside heavier material like the occult-tinged "Quicksand" and the semi-autobiographical "The Bewlay Brothers".

Between the two extremes was "Oh! You Pretty Things", whose pop tune hid lyrics, inspired by Nietzsche, predicting the imminent replacement of modern man by "the Homo Superior", and, cited as a direct precursor to "Starman" from Bowie's next album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Bowie had been without a recording contract when he started work on the album at Trident Studios on 8 June 1971. RCA Records in New York heard the tapes and signed him to a three-album deal on 9 September 1971, releasing Hunky Dory on 17 December. Supported by the single "Changes", the album scored favourable reviews and sold reasonably well on its initial release, without being a major success. Melody Maker called it "the most inventive piece of song-writing to have appeared on record in a considerable time", while NME described it as Bowie "at his brilliant best". In the United States, Rolling Stone opined that "Hunky Dory not only represents Bowie's most engaging album musically, but finds him once more writing enough to let the listener examine his ideas comfortably, without having to withstand a barrage of impregnable verbiage before getting at an idea".

However, it was only after the commercial breakthrough of Ziggy Stardust in mid-1972 that Hunky Dory became a hit, climbing to number 3 in the UK and remaining on the chart for 69 weeks. In 1973, RCA released "Life on Mars?" as a single, which made number 3 in the UK. A reissue returned the album, to the British chart, where it remained for 51 weeks. In 1998, Q magazine readers voted Hunky Dory the 43rd greatest album of all time, while in 2000 the same magazine placed it at number 16 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever, it was voted number 23 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums 3rd Edition. In 2003, the album was ranked 107th on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, 108 in a 2012 revised list. In the same year, VH1 placed it 47th and the Virgin All Time Top 1000 Albums chart placed it at number 16. In 2004, it was ranked 80th on Pitchfork's Top 100 Albums of the 1970s. In 2006, TIME magazine chose it as one of the 100 best albums of all time. According to Acclaimed Music, it is the 70th most celebrated album in popular music history.

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2007 Iran Futsal's 2nd Division

The 2007 Iranian Futsal 2nd Division was divided into two phases. The league was composed of 20 teams divided into two divisions of 10 teams each, whose teams were divided geographically. Teams played only other teams in their own division, once at home and once away for a total of 18 matches each. Melli Haffari Iran Promoted to the 1st Division. Saveh Shen Promoted to the 1st Division. 2006–07 Iranian Futsal Super League 2006–07 Iran Futsal's 1st Division 2006–07 Persian Gulf Cup 2006–07 Azadegan League 2006–07 Iran Football's 2nd Division 2006–07 Iran Football's 3rd Division 2006–07 Hazfi Cup Iranian Super Cup

Ashok Leyland Stallion

The Stallion range of trucks is produced by Vehicle Factory Jabalpur of Ordnance Factory Board for the Indian Armed Forces. The Stallion is a medium-duty defence vehicle of the Indian Army with multiple logistical and tactical applications; the Stallion 4x4 and Stallion 6x6 are operational on varied terrains, from coastal operations to high-altitude bases, from deserts to snow-covered mountainous regions, at altitudes up to 5500 metres and temperatures ranging from −35 °C to 55 °C. The Stallion forms the logistical backbone of the Indian Armed Forces, with over 60,000 Stallions used by the Indian Army. Stallions in a wide range of configurations were in active service with the Indian Army as of 2010; the Stallions have replaced the erstwhile workhorses of the Armed Forces, the Shaktiman trucks, which are now being phased out. Super StallionThe Super Stallion is an uprated version of the Stallion; the 6x6 is rated at 10 tonnes. Stallion KavachAshok Leyland has developed an armored personnel carrier of the 4x4 Stallion.

Field Artillery Tractor A variant developed for towing heavy artillery guns on 6×6 platform. The Stallion is manufactured by the Vehicle Factory Jabalpur of Ordnance Factory Board; the Stallion is designed for reliability, high mobility, off-road tactical capabilities and protection. It is built for use in harsh environments and for easy maintenance in regions where supporting infrastructure may be missing. Ashok leyland defence systems provides a complete package to customers along with options such as Fleet Management System, maintenance kits, training packages, electronic publications along with global warehouse support; the Stallion range offers various driveline configurations and standard bodies for each configuration. All base variants are available in right hand drive or left hand drive, manual or automatic transmission and armored or non-armored cabins. Ashok Leyland Defence offers Stallion kits to various manufacturers who sell armoured vehicles and Mine Protected Vehicles; the standard troop carrying/cargo-type platform body is fitted with steel drop sides, a single-piece drop tailgate, a removable tarpaulin and bows.

An optional feature includes a torsion-free body. The Stallion chassis has been adapted into a wide range of variants, including: Troop Carrier with Armoured Cab, Troop Carrier, Troop Carrier with Crane, Fuel Bowser, Water Bowser, Recovery Vehicle, ISO Container / Twist Locks, Fire Fighting Trucks, Tipper, MPV Kits. India - 60,000. Saudi Arabia - 50 Panhard TC54, a derivative of Stallion. Togo 8000 Panhard TC54. Zimbabwe -633 Stallion and Super Stallion trucks

Jiří Štancl

Jiří Štancl is a former international speedway rider. Štancl reached the final of the Speedway World Championship on nine occasions between 1971 and 1984, finishing a career best 9th in 1982 in Los Angeles. He won the Czechoslovakian National Championship twelve times, has appeared in the World Team Cup finals on seven occasions and in the Speedway World Pairs Championship finals seven times.Štancl won the famed Golden Helmet of Pardubice in 1974, 1976, 1978, 1981 and 1982. His son, George rides. 1971 - Gothenburg, Ullevi - 13th - 3pts 1976 - Chorzów, Silesian Stadium - 10th - 6pts 1977 - Gothenburg, Ullevi - 14th - 3pts 1978 - London, Wembley Stadium - 15th - 2pts 1980 - Gothenburg, Ullevi - 13th - 5pts 1981 - London, Wembley Stadium - 16th - 3pts 1982 - Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - 9th - 7pts 1983 - Norden, Motodrom Halbemond - 16th - 1pt 1984 - Gothenburg, Ullevi - 16th - 1pt 1970 - Malmö, Malmö Stadion - 5th - 11pts 1972 - Borås - 6th - 12pts 1973 - Borås - 6th - 11pts 1977 - Manchester, Hyde Road - 4th - 17pts 1978 - Chorzów, Silesian Stadium - 4th - 18pts 1982 - Sydney, Liverpool City Raceway - 7th - 8pts 1984 - Lonigo, Pista Speedway - 6th - 10pts 1970 - London, Wembley Stadium - 4th - 3pts 1977 - Wrocław, Olympic Stadium - 3rd - 23pts 1978 - Landshut, Ellermühle Stadium - 4th - 16+2pts 1979 - London, White City Stadium - 3rd - 19pts 1980 - Wrocław, Olympic Stadium - 4th - 12pts 1982 - London, White City Stadium - 4th - 17pts 1983 - Vojens, Speedway Center - 4th - 3pts

List of programmes broadcast by TV3 (Malaysia)

This is a list of television programmes rerunning and on TV3 in Malaysia. Malay news: Berita Terkini - the latest news. Senario Toons Shimmer and Shine SpongeBob SquarePants StoryBots Super Songs Superbook Teletubbies The Amazing Awang Khenit Top Wing True and the Rainbow Kingdom Turning Mecard Aikatsu! Astroboy Atashinchi Beyblade Bleach Card Captor Sakura Crush Gear Turbo Detective Conan Fullmetal Alchemist Initial D Mirmo Zibang Mon Colle Knights Naruto Rurouni Kenshin Samurai 7 Super Doll Licca Detective Conan The Apprentice Arrow The Flash Heroes Kyle XY Marvel's Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D. Smallville Supernatural WWE SmackDown WWF SmackDown NCIS Al-Hidayah - a religious programme revolving around the Islamic teachings. Eksklusif. Siasatan. - crime documentary series focused on high-profiled crime cases reported in Malaysia. Op Maritim Malaysia Hari Ini - a morning talk show program aired on weekdays since 1994 Borak Kopitiam - a weekend morning talk show program aired Friday to Sunday. I. B. Files Spenser: For Hire Mighty Mouse and Friends Three's Company Exciting World of Speed and Beauty Hill Street Blues TV3 Cinema Punky Brewster Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears L.

A. Law Shadow Chasers Knight Rider Star Wars: Droids Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea National Geographic Explorer Scarecrow and Mrs. King Birds of Paradise Maya the Bee Stingray The Inbetween Jamaluddin El-Afghani Starsky & Hutch The Bluffers Crime Story Out of This World Family Ties The Care Bears Wild, Wild World of Animals Zoo Raya Ria The Blinkins Yesterday's Glitter Heathcliff Beyond Tomorrow Hotel Captain Power and the Soldiers

Isothiocyanate

Isothiocyanate is the chemical group –N=C=S, formed by substituting the oxygen in the isocyanate group with a sulfur. Many natural isothiocyanates from plants are produced by enzymatic conversion of metabolites called glucosinolates; these natural isothiocyanates, such as allyl isothiocyanate, are known as mustard oils. An artificial isothiocyanate, phenyl isothiocyanate, is used for amino acid sequencing in the Edman degradation. Cruciferous vegetables, such as bok choy, cabbage, cauliflower and others, are rich sources of glucosinolate precursors of isothiocyanates. Although there has been some basic research on how isothiocyanates might exert biological effects in vivo, there is no high-quality evidence to date for its efficacy against human diseases; the general method for the formation of isothiocyanates proceeds through the reaction between a primary amine and carbon disulfide in aqueous ammonia. This results in precipitation of the ammonium dithiocarbamate salt, treated with lead nitrate to yield the corresponding isothiocyanate.

Another method relies on a tosyl chloride mediated decomposition of dithiocarbamate salts that are generated in the first step above. Isothiocyanates may be accessed via the thermally-induced fragmentation reactions of 1,4,2-oxathiazoles; this synthetic methodology has been applied to a polymer-supported synthesis of isothiocyanates. Reflecting their electrophilic character, isothiocyanates are susceptible to hydrolysis. Isothiocyanates occur in nature and are of interest in food science and medical research. Vegetable foods with characteristic flavors due to isothiocyanates include bok choy, cabbage, kale, horseradish, radish, Brussels sprouts, papaya seeds and capers; these species generate isothiocyanates in different proportions, so have different, but recognizably related, flavors. They are all members of the order Brassicales, characterized by the production of glucosinolates, of the enzyme myrosinase, which acts on glucosinolates to release isothiocyanates. Sinigrin is the precursor to allyl isothiocyanate Glucotropaeolin is the precursor to benzyl isothiocyanate Gluconasturtiin is the precursor to phenethyl isothiocyanate Glucoraphanin is the precursor to sulforaphane Isothiocyanate and its linkage isomer thiocyanate are ligands in coordination chemistry.

Thiocyanate is more common ligand. Methylisothiocyanate