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Images and Words

Images and Words is the second studio album by American progressive metal band Dream Theater, released on July 7, 1992 through ATCO Records. It is the first Dream Theater release to feature James LaBrie on vocals. Since its release, the album has maintained its position as the band's most commercially successful studio album, the song "Pull Me Under" has the distinction of being the only Top 10 hit the band has had to date; this particular song has had more recent success as it has appeared in the 2008 video game Guitar Hero World Tour. After Charlie Dominici's departure from Dream Theater, the band auditioned nearly 200 individuals across the nation, until James LaBrie, who at that point was part of Canadian glam metal band Winter Rose, sent the band an audition tape. After a short jam session, he was named Dream Theater's new lead singer, has remained with them since. With LaBrie as the new vocalist, the band was signed to a seven-album contract by ATCO Records, shortly thereafter, they began recording their new album in late 1991.

The album's production was marred with tensions, as the band clashed with producer David Prater, including incidents where Prater would lock the band out of the studio, infamously forcing drummer Mike Portnoy to use triggered snare and bass drum samples, with the snare sample being the exact one used on FireHouse's 1992 album Hold Your Fire, another album Prater produced around the same time. The lead single, "Pull Me Under", gained the band considerable commercial success with its airplay on MTV and radio, garnering them a top 10 hit on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart; when the album was released, it sold at a steady pace, helped by an extensive world tour. Dream Theater intended to release a double album, but was rejected by ATCO, causing several songs to be omitted from the album. One of these songs, "A Change of Seasons", would be re-recorded by the band and released on an EP of the same name in 1995; the song "Take the Time" includes samples from Kurtis Blow's "Christmas Rappin'", Frank Zappa's "Dancin' Fool", Public Enemy's "Power to the People".

LaBrie had appeared as a guest vocalist on Fates Warning's 1991 album Parallels, for which the band was credited as "Dream Theatre" in the "special thanks" of the album's credits. Dream Theater responded by thanking "Fatez Warning" in the credits of Words. Images and Words was played in its entirety on several occasions during the European leg of the 2007 "Chaos in Motion" tour, in celebration of its 15th anniversary. On July 7, 2012, at a concert in Austin, the songs "Pull Me Under", "Another Day", "Metropolis" were performed as an encore to celebrate the album's 20th anniversary. Additionally, "Surrounded" was performed during the main set. In 2013, the album was reissued on vinyl as a limited edition 180 gr. double LP. In 2017, Dream Theater celebrated the 25th anniversary of Images And Words on the "Images, Words & Beyond" tour in Europe, which started on January 30 at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica in Rome, Italy. While speaking to Songfacts' Greg Prato in 2019, LaBrie listed Images and Words as the Dream Theater album he is most proud of, because "That established what Dream Theater is.

I think it's a phenomenal album from beginning to end." The album has received widespread acclaim from music critics since its release. The German magazine Rock Hard elected Images and Words Album of the Month and lauded Dream Theater, using "the old term'Supergroup' ". In another contemporary review, Select gave the album a lower rating, referring to the album as "elaborate, layered prog-metal" and stated that "if this was a book, it'd be for the coffee-table, glossy but not essential." Phil Carter of AllMusic was taken by the band members' "impressive ability on their respective instruments" and by LaBrie's vocal range, writing that the album is an "excellent mix of progressive metal stylings with heartfelt vocals and thought-provoking lyrics". Metal Storm reviewer calls Images and Words "a masterpiece and a historical album", because it "brought something new to the scene, this famous progressive metal sound that would become Dream Theater's signature". Canadian journalist Martin Popoff in his Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal praised the band's musicianship and "the tricky arrangements", but was not thrilled by the album, which he found "a bit too self-aware and calculated to be in the true spirit of progressive rock."Images and Words was a moderate commercial hit, reaching number 61 on the US Billboard 200 chart.

It is Dream Theater's only album to be certified gold by the RIAA, remains their best-selling album to date, selling more than six hundred thousand copies. On April 9, 2013, Images and Words won Loudwire's fan-voted March Metal Madness award for best metal album of all time; the song "Under a Glass Moon" was awarded the 98th best guitar solo by About.com expert. In October 2011, Images and Words was ranked number 7 on Guitar World magazine's top ten list of guitar albums of 1992. In 2015, the album was ranked first on the website Prog Report's list of the top 50 progressive rock albums of 1990–2015. Four other Dream Theater albums made the list: Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory, Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence and Train of Thought. In 2017, it was ranked 95th at Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time"

2020 National Camogie League

The 2020 National Camogie League, known for sponsorship reasons as the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues, takes place in Ireland in spring 2020. Several new rules are being trialled, to do with contact, persistent fouling, dropping the camogie stick, hand-pass goals and penalty shots; the 2020 National Camogie League consists of three divisions: 9 in Division 1, 14 in Division 2 and 4 in Division 3. Each team plays every other team in its group once. 3 points are awarded for 1 for a draw. If two teams are level on points, the tie-break is: winners of the head-to-head game are ranked ahead if the head-to-head match was a draw, ranking is determined by the points difference if the points difference is equal, ranking is determined by the total scoredIf three or more teams are level on league points, rankings are determined by points difference; the winners of each group in Division 1 contest the National Camogie League final. In Division 2, the three group winners and runners-up contest the quarter-finals.

The top two teams in Division 3 contest the Division 3 final

Welcome Here Kind Stranger

Welcome Here Kind Stranger is a 1978 album by Paul Brady. After leaving The Johnstons, Paul Brady toured with Planxty, but never recorded with them, although he went on to record a duo album with Andy Irvine in 1976. Brady's first solo album, Welcome Here Kind Stranger is his third folk recording prior to his embarking on a successful, long-term foray into the realm of mainstream rock, its title is a phrase taken from one of the album's songs: "The Lakes of Pontchartrain". The album was released on Dónal Lunny's Mulligan label in 1978 and was voted "Folk Album of the Year" by Melody Maker magazine; the album was never released on CD due to a breakdown in the relationship between Brady and the Mulligan label and remained out of print for many years, until re-mastered and released in 2009 on Brady's own label, PeeBee Music. The songs on Welcome Here Kind Stranger are arranged – instruments are heard disappear as they are replaced by others. Two of the songs on the album are long ballads – "I Am A Youth That's Inclined To Ramble" and "The Lakes of Pontchartrain".

The latter song had been recorded by Planxty on Cold Blow and the Rainy Night, though Brady's version is different. He recorded it in Irish as "Bruach Loch Pontchartrain" for the 2002 compilation album Eist Vol.2: Éist Arís, Songs In Their Native Language. The historical context of an Irishman in Louisiana is unclear, it may be set during the Battle of New Orleans. "Don't Come Again" – 3:35 "I Am a Youth That's Inclined to Ramble" – 6:10 "Jackson and Jane" – 4:22 "The Lakes of Pontchartrain" – 6:45 "The Creel" – 5:22 "Out the Door and Over the Wall" – 2:45 "Young Edmund in the Lowlands Low" – 5:48 "The Boy on the Hilltop"/"Johnny Goin' to Ceilidh" – 2:09 "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore" – 6:07 Paul Brady – vocals, mandolin, harmonium, 12-string guitar, bouzouki & tin whistle Dónal Lunny – bouzouki, bass bouzouki & guitar Andy Irvine – hurdy-gurdy, mandolin & harmonica Noel Hillconcertina Tommy Peoplesfiddle To launch Welcome Here Kind Stranger, Brady gave a concert on July 21, 1978 at Liberty Hall, Dublin.

With the help of Irvine, Liam O'Flynn, Matt Molloy, Paddy Glackin and Noel Hill, he presented the music from the album, minus "Young Edmund In The Lowlands Low" and "The Boy On The Hilltop/Johnny Goin' To Ceilidh", but adding "The Jolly Soldier", "Mary and the Soldier", "The Crooked Road to Dublin/The Bucks of Cranmore" and his own version of "Arthur McBride". The Liberty Hall performance was recorded on reel-to-reel tape at Brady's request, for his own archives. In 2000 he found these tapes in his attic, failing to drum up interest on the part of a major label, he decided to release them on his own PeeBee Music label in 2002, under the title of The Missing Liberty Tapes. "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore" – 6:49 "I Am a Youth That's Inclined to Ramble" – 7:44 "The Creel" / "Out the Door and Over the Wall" – 7:20 "The Jolly Soldier"/"The Blarney Pilgrim" – 5:43 "Mary and the Soldier" – 4:06 "Jackson and Jane" – 4:47 "Don't Come Again" – 4:07 "The Lakes of Pontchartrain" – 7:01 "The Crooked Road to Dublin"/"The Bucks of Cranmore" – 3:27 "Arthur McBride and the Sergeant" – 7:34 Paul Brady – vocals, mandolin, bouzouki & tin whistle Andy Irvine – hurdy-gurdy, mandolin & harmonica Dónal Lunny – bouzouki & guitar Paddy Glackin – fiddle Liam O'Flynn – uilleann pipes, tin whistle Matt Molloy – concert flute, tin whistle Noel Hill – concertina Welcome Here Kind Stranger at Paul Brady's website The Missing Liberty Tapes at Paul Brady's website Review of The Missing Liberty Tapes at Irish Music Review website

Euan Henderson

Euan Henderson is a retired Scottish professional snooker player. In his twelve-year professional career he reached only one ranking final, in the 1996 Grand Prix, albeit without beating any of the game's established leading players, his 6–3 semi-final win over the Welsh veteran Mark Bennett did see him take out that tournament's in-form player. However, Mark Williams proved too strong for Henderson in the final. Henderson took the opening frame and led 3–2 at one point, but lost 9–5 to Williams; this tournament, besides having two surprise semi-finalists in Henderson and Bennett, made headlines because many of the pre-tournament favourites were all knocked out in the first round. In the 1994 Grand Prix competition he had his first high-profile victory, beating Jimmy White to reach the last 16. After retiring from snooker in 2003, Henderson became a police officer. Profile on snooker database

Abdulvehab Ilhamija

Abdulvehab Ilhamija Žepčevi was an 18th-century Bosnian dervish and prose writer. In addition to Bosnian, his work was written in Turkish and Persian, his name Abd-ul-vehhab means "Servant of the Generous" — one of the attributes of God. Ilhamija, his Dervish name, means "inspired." Ilhamija was born into a Muslim Bosniak family in Sanjak of Bosnia, Ottoman Empire. His father's name was Abdulvehab. Both his parents died during his youth. A quote from one of his poems is "A mother I do not have, my father I do not remember." Ilhamija was educated in Tešanj and Fojnica. He attended the Ferhadija Mosque in Tešanj, his final work, the Bosnian Book of the Science of Conduct, is a work that lists 54 religious duties that each follower of Islam must know about, believe in, fulfill, followed by advice on what a religious person should and should not do. It was published posthumously in a decade after his death; the book is printed in Arebica, the variant of Perso-Arabic script used to write Bosnian language between the 15th and 19th centuries, after the conquest of Bosnia by the Ottoman Empire.

In the year 1820, a man named Dželaludin-paša became the Ottoman pasha of Bosnia, a title he would hold until his brutal death in 1821. At first, Abdulvehab Ilhamija supported Dželaludin, but over a short time the illusion faded and Abdulvehab Ilhamija criticized Dželaludin's harsh rule over the Bosnian population in his poetry and writings. In 1821, Dželaludin invited him to his home in Travnik. Ilhamija traveled on foot from Žepče to Travnik. Before he left, he bid a final farewell to his family and friends, anticipating a grim ending to his meeting with the pasha. To this day, what happened in Travnik remains in the sphere of assumption. There is a legend that says that Dželaludin-paša asked of Ilhamija to renounce his critical writings, when Ilhamija refused to do so, he was either strangled to death or decapitated in the Travnik Fortress. News of his death was received with revolt among the people, he was buried in Travnik in mausoleum near a former railway station and former hospital, where he remained buried for 138 years until 1959, when his bones and headstone were moved to a different grave.

The publication years for his works remains unknown. Boga traži i plači Čudan zeman nastade Dervišluk je čudan rahat Dobro ti ders nadgledaj! Dženet saraj Hajat dok je... Hajde sinak te uči Ja upitah svog Jasina Ne rastaj se od sufara Potlje Boga... Uči, sinak, i piši! Ustrajte u sticanju znanja! Bosnian Book of the Science of Conduct. Rešad Kadić wrote a book about Abdulvehab Ilhamija's death entitled Ilhamijin put u smrt published in 1976

Streptomyces cacaoi

Streptomyces cacaoi is a bacterium species from the genus of Streptomyces. Streptomyces cacaoi produces polyoxine. List of Streptomyces species Chang, PC. "Extracellular metalloprotease gene of Streptomyces cacaoi: structure, nucleotide sequence and characterization of the cloned gene product". Gene. 88: 87–95. Doi:10.1016/0378-111990063-w. PMID 2341042. Lenzini, V. Mauro. "Induction of a Streptomyces cacaoi?-lactamase gene cloned in S. lividans". MGG Molecular & General Genetics. 235: 41–48. Doi:10.1007/BF00286179. Chen, W.. "Characterization of the Polyoxin Biosynthetic Gene Cluster from Streptomyces cacaoi and Engineered Production of Polyoxin H". Journal of Biological Chemistry. 284: 10627–10638. Doi:10.1074/jbc. M807534200. PMC 2667750. PMID 19233844. Pellegrini, G. J.. "Scalp Abscess Due to Streptomyces cacaoi subsp. Cacaoi, First Report in a Human Infection". Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 50: 1484–1486. Doi:10.1128/JCM.06372-11. PMC 3318508. PMID 22278841. Shunji, Funayamaa. "Biosynthesis of the Polyoxins, Nucleoside Peptide Antibiotics: Formation of 5-Carboxyuracil Nucleosides by Streptomyces cacaoi".

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Clewell, David A. Jackson, Alexander. Plasmids in Bacteria. Boston, MA: Springer US. ISBN 978-1-4613-2447-8. CS1 maint: extra text: authors list I. W. Southon. Dictionary of alkaloids. London: Chapman and Hall. ISBN 0-412-24910-3. Type strain of Streptomyces cacaoi at BacDive - the Bacterial Diversity Metadatabase