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Paradis (duo)

Paradis was a French electronic music duo consisting of Simon Mény and Pierre Rousseau. The duo was latest signed to Universal label Maison Barclay, they grew to fame after releasing their first 12" single on Beats In Space titled Parfait Tirage featuring a cover of Alain Souchon's "La Ballade de Jim". The duo have appeared on the French DJ scene with sets at Rex Club. Simon Mény and Pierre Rousseau met through friends in Paris. After realising that they had two quite different backgrounds in terms of music, they found themselves creating pieces which combine French pop with the contemporary textures of dance music. Paradis were first discovered by DJ Tim Sweeney after submitting demos to the Beats in Space radio show hoping for airplay. Sweeney decided to sign the duo for the first release of his then-newly established label Beats in Space. Paradis have appeared on many mixes, some for contemporary fashion labels such as Etudes Studio and for popular music sites such as White Light Mixes. In 2012 Paradis made the soundtrack for Sacha Barbin's short film Mes Amours Décomposés.

In September of that year, Paradis collaborated with APC releasing a T-shirt as part of an APC wide collaboration with various artists. The T-shirt features a small print bird used by the duo as a mark of their brand alongside a print with blue accents. In anticipation of their debut album, in June 2014 Paradis released a first single entitled "Garde Le Pour Toi" via Universal label Riviera/Barclay; the song is a merge of French pop and soft house vibes with a touch of French vocals. The second single release entitled "Sur Une Chanson En Français" was released in November. Couleurs Primaires, an EP containing three original songs was released on January 19, 2015; the EP has three main songs each uniquely attributed to a primary colour, hence the name "Couleurs Primaires" in French meaning primary colours in English. Paradis have adopted new sounds incorporating heavy elements of pop and house music. Although the duo explains that finding a genre to describe their music poses a certain difficulty, the album itself is based on expression and the sound that comes about by mistake.

The album is complemented by two other remix tracks composed by Tim Goldsworthy and Superpitcher. Although each track on the EP is unique, it still retains the elements of contemporary house in each of the tracks. "Primary Colours" is based on the first three tracks of their studio album, planned to be released in April 2016 but pushed back to September 2016. Paradis left Paris for the south of France in 2013 to work on their first album, it was set for sometime in spring 2015 but the release date was pushed back to give the record time to mature. The album is the first recorded by the duo and will be their second release after their new EP with French label Barclay; the album, titled Recto Verso, was released in September 2016. The album retains Paradis' core elements, merging pop music with the textures of contemporary dance music whilst adding their own melodies and synths to each track; the album contains 12 tracks. The duo confirmed that there are no collaborative appearances on the record, however the recording and mastering stages of production were aided by Julien Delfaud and Antoine Chabert affiliated with Daft Punk.

The duo merge contemporary house. The Duo disbanded in 2017. Paradis have featured on many 12" releases. In 2012 they remixed a song by Jacques Renault titled "Back To You" which gained popularity in the house scene; the duo have released two other remixes of songs by Agoria and Cale Parks. In 2015 the duo remixed a song by French revelation Christine and the Queens titled "Christine". Paradis covered a popular Alain Chamfort song titled'Rendez Vous Au Paradis' which featured on a tribute compilation of some of Chamfort's best songs released on January 22, 2016

Alan Webb (footballer)

Alan Richard Webb is an English former footballer who played as a right-back. He played 225 league games in an eleven-year career in the Football League, he spent 1981 to 1984 with West Bromwich Albion, played on loan at Lincoln City, but spent most of his career at Port Vale. He was voted Port Vale F. C. Player of the Year in 1984–85, helped the club to win promotion out of the Fourth Division in 1985–86, won the Third Division play-off final with the club in 1989, he was forced into early retirement in June 1992, following a broken leg sustained in October 1989. Webb started his career with West Bromwich Albion in the First Division in January 1981. After avoiding relegation by two points in 1981–82 under Ronnie Allen, the "Baggies" jumped to an eleventh-place finish in 1982–83 after the appointment of Ron Wylie. Webb was loaned out to Third Division club Lincoln City in 1983–84, managed by Colin Murphy, he played a total of 24 league games for West Brom, appeared eleven times in the league for Lincoln, before new "Baggies" boss Johnny Giles told him he could leave the club on a free transfer.

He joined John Rudge's Fourth Division Port Vale in July 1984 and was an ever-present in 1984–85 with 56 appearances, earning himself the club's Player of the Year award. He played 48 games in 1985 -- 86. Webb struggled in 1986 -- 87, he returned to action in time to score in a 4–1 win at York City on 14 April, his only goal in 24 appearances over the course of the campaign. In 1987–88, he again struggled to stay fit in the face of numerous other injuries, including second-degree burns sustained from sliding on a plastic pitch and blood clots in his thigh. Kevin Steggles, another West Bromwich Albion player, was signed to replace him, but Webb recovered to post 29 appearances by the season's end, he played 47 games in 1988–89, scoring once in an FA Cup defeat to top-flight Norwich City. He played in the club's victory over Preston North End in the play-off semi-finals, but lost his place to Gary West for the final, in which Vale beat Bristol Rovers over two legs, he made only eighteen appearances in the subsequent Second Division campaign, having sustained a compound fracture in his right leg after colliding with Newcastle United's Micky Quinn on 28 October.

He played six games in 1990–91 and appeared five times in 1991–92, but could not recover from this final injury and was forced into early retirement in June 1992. Teammate and Port Vale legend Phil Sproson named him as the club's best right-back of the 1980s, he described him as a good tackler, who lacked pace but not effort. Webb spent a few weeks with Telford United in late 1992, but his leg was not strong enough for him to return to football, he instead became a driver for Parcelforce. He became joint-manager of Stourbridge. Source: IndividualPort Vale F. C. Player of the Year: 1984–85Port ValeFootball League Fourth Division 4th-place finish: 1985–86 Football League Third Division play-off winner: 1989

Examples of differential equations

Differential equations arise in many problems in physics and other sciences. The following examples show how to solve differential equations in a few simple cases when an exact solution exists. Equations in the form d y d x = f g are called separable and solved by d y g = f d x and thus ∫ d y g = ∫ f d x. Prior to dividing by g, one needs to check if there are stationary solutions y = c o n s t satisfying g = 0. A separable linear ordinary differential equation of the first order must be homogeneous and has the general form d y d t + f y = 0 where f is some known function. We may solve this by separation of variables, d y y = − f d t Since the separation of variables in this case involves dividing by y, we must check if the constant function y=0 is a solution of the original equation. Trivially, if y=0 y'=0, so y=0 is a solution of the original equation. We note. We solve the transformed equation with the variables separated by Integrating, ln ⁡ | y | = + C where C is an arbitrary constant. By exponentiation, we obtain y = ± e + C = ± e C e − ∫ f d t.

Here, e C > 0, so ± e C ≠ 0. But we have independently checked that y=0 is a solution of the original equation, thus y = A e − ∫ f d t.with an arbitrary constant A, which covers all the cases. It is easy to confirm that this is a solution by plugging it into the original differential equation: d y d t + f y = − f ⋅ A e − ∫ f d t + f ⋅ A e − ∫ f d t = 0 Some elaboration is needed because ƒ might not be integrable. One must assume something about the domains of the functions involved before the equation is defined; the solution above assumes the real case. If f = α is a constant, the solution is simple, y = A e − α t and describes, e.g. if α > 0, the exponential decay of radioactive material at the macroscopic level. If the value of α is not known a priori, it can be determined from two measurements of the solution. For example, d y d t + α y = 0, y = 2, y = 1 gives α = ln ⁡ and y = 4 e − ln ⁡ t = 2 2 −

List of oldest documents

The following is a list of the world's oldest surviving physical documents. The Palermo Stone, a stele, containing the names of Pharaohs and other information, is made of basalt. Fragments of the piece exist, with some of them found in Memphis and others in Middle Egypt; the primary piece, referred to as the Palermo stone is on display in Italy, having been purchased by a Sicilian lawyer named Ferdinand Guidano in 1859. According to the Guinness World Records, the oldest surviving love poem, a balbale, in the world is of Sumerian origin and written in cuneiform, discovered in Nippur, dated to 2031 BCE, called Istanbul #2461 by archaeologists. Written on a clay tablet measuring 10.7 x 6 x 3.1 cm, it is believed to have been written by a bride of the Sumerian king Shu-Sin, who reigned between 2037 BCE and 2029 BCE. The tablet is on display at the Istanbul Museum of the Ancient Orient. Bridegroom, dear to my heart, Goodly is your beauty, Lion, dear to my heart, Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet.

Dating back to 1800 BCE, to the Old Babylonian period, a clay tablet containing a recipe for squab was found, written in Akkadian cuneiform. No measurements, cooking times, nor preparation or cooking methods are given, stating only that one should cut the pigeon in half and make a mixture of water, salt and milk-soaked herbs, among the herbs onions, garlic, an herb called "samidu", of which the modern equivalent is unknown. Nearly 4,000 years old, a clay tablet, written in Sumerian cuneiform, found in Iraq, dated to 1750 BCE, speaks of a business transaction involving copper goods. In 2010, a clay fragment bearing Akkadian cuneiform, comparable in size to that of an olive, was discovered by Israeli archaeologists during the excavation of a tower, the tower itself dating back to the 10th century BCE, in Jerusalem, determined to have originated in 14th century BCE; the document, nearly 3,400 years old at the time of its discovery, was older than any other ancient text discovered in Jerusalem by at least 600 years.

Further examination revealed that that the clay had originated in the Jerusalem area and that the scribe responsible was skilled. It is the only cuneiform text to have been discovered in the area; the oldest document found in Jerusalem was a tablet, found in the Shiloah water tunnel, dating back to 8th century BCE. The Nash Papyrus, a collection of four papyrus fragments written in Hebrew, was found in 1898, prior to the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known example of the written Hebrew language; the fragments contain parts of the Shema Yisrael. The documents were acquired in Egypt, by W. L. Nash, are believed to have originated in Faiyum, though it's possible they originated elsewhere. Gabriel's Revelation is a stone tablet, written in ink. A Scottish psalter, written in Latin, dating back to the 11th century CE is on display at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. It's unknown as to where it originated. Photos of its pages show that while its original binding is lost, the pages are still in remarkable condition, their colors still vibrant and words legible.

The Missal of Silos is the oldest known surviving paper document of European origin in existence today, dating back to at least 1080 CE. It was made by the monastery at the Santa María la Real of Nájera


Garapan is the largest village and the center of the tourism industry on the island of Saipan, a part of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Garapan, as a census-designated place, has an area of 1.2 km² and a population of 3,588. Garapan is located on Saipan's west coast and is home to the majority of the island's major hotels and the American Memorial Park, which honors American soldiers who died during the Battle of Saipan. Micro Beach, one of Saipan's more famous beaches, sits adjacent to the American Memorial Park and boasts turquoise waters upon a fine white, sandy shore. Numerous shops and one of the CNMI's largest elementary schools, Garapan Elementary School, is located here. A popular tourist attraction, Paseo De Marianas, is located in Garapan. One of the several churches on the island, Kristo Rai Church, is located in Garapan, just north of the Horiguchi Building. Prior to its dissolution, Pacific Island Aviation was headquartered on the second floor of the Cabrera Center in Garapan.

Garapan was a minor settlement during the Spanish colonial period of Saipan, a location to which the Chamorros forcibly relocated from other islands in the Northern Marianas were housed before being transferred to Guam. The forced transfer of the Chamorros to Guam was completed by 1749 and Saipan was recorded as uninhabited; the village name of Garapan derived from the Refaluwaschname of Arabwal, so named for the vine with heart-shaped leaves found along the beach there by a group from Satawal who arrived here to settle around the year 1815. Between the years 1865 and 1869, the Hispanicized descendants of the Chamorros that were forcibly relocated to Guam started a settlement in this area, although apart from the Refaluwasch community. During the German colonial period a road was built connecting Garapan with Tanapag; the village was selected by the Empire of Japan when Japan acquired the South Seas Mandate from the League of Nations in 1920 to be the capital of their holdings in the Mariana Islands.

Under the Nan’yō Kōhatsu Kabushiki Kaisha, the town developed, with a school, courthouse, newspaper offices and numerous public buildings constructed. By the mid-1930s, Garapan had a population of 14,000 people Japanese and ethnic Koreans and Okinawans, was nicknamed "Tokyo of the South Seas"; this prosperity came to an abrupt end in World War II. During the Battle of Saipan in 1944, Garapan was destroyed, thousands of its civilian inhabitants were killed; the survivors were forcibly repatriated to the Japanese home islands after the surrender of Japan and the ruins of Garapan remained unpopulated until the late 1960s and 1970s, when the area was redeveloped into large resort hotels and condominiums for the tourist industry. Some of the few remaining structures from the Japanese period, such as the Nan'yo-cho Saipan Hospital, are preserved on the National Register of Historic Places. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Public School System Garapan Elementary SchoolPrivate schools: Grace Christian Academy Kristo Rai Church