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Jason Derulo

Jason Joel Desrouleaux, known professionally as Jason Derulo, is an American singer and dancer. Since the start of his solo recording career in 2009, Derulo has sold over 30 million singles and has achieved eleven Platinum singles, including "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "In My Head", "Whatcha Say". After producing records for several artists and writing songs for Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman, Young Money Entertainment owner Lil Wayne and rapper Diddy, Derulo signed to minor recording label Beluga Heights. After Beluga Heights became part of the Warner Music Group, Derulo released his debut single "Whatcha Say" in May 2009, it sold over five million digital downloads, gaining an RIAA certification of triple Platinum, reaching number 1 in the U. S. and New Zealand. Derulo released his second single, "In My Head", in December 2009 and his debut studio album, Jason Derulo, followed on March 2, 2010, he released his second album, Future History, on September 16, 2011. Derulo's third international album, was released on September 24, 2013 and repackaged as his third U.

S. album, Talk Dirty, released on April 15, 2014. In 2015, Derulo released his single "Want to Want Me" and announced his fourth studio album, Everything Is 4, released on June 2, 2015. Derulo was born in Miramar, the son of Haitian parents, he started singing at a young age. He attended performing arts schools in Florida and made some early attempts at music composition, writing his first song at the age of eight, his writing skills began attracting attention. He wrote "Bossy" for Birdman, a New Orleans-based rapper, made a guest appearance on the song, highlighting his ability as a vocalist. Derulo has been writing songs for artists including Diddy, Danity Kane, Donnie Klang, Sean Kingston and Lil Wayne since he was young intending on becoming a solo performer. After attending performing arts schools, such as The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, honing his talents as a singer and dancer, as well as acting in theatre productions like Ragtime and Smokey Joe's Cafe, Derulo won the grand prize on the 2006 season finale of the TV show Showtime at the Apollo.

Derulo was discovered by music producer J. R. Rotem, who signed him to his record label Beluga Heights Records and Warner Bros. Records. In a HitQuarters interview, Rotem highlighted Derulo's dedication to his art by saying, "Jason Derulo has one of the most impressive work ethics I've come across – he just keeps knocking out songs in the studio. That's an amazing quality."On August 4, 2009, Jason released his debut single, "Whatcha Say". It was produced by J. R. Rotem with additional production by Fuego; the track samples the Imogen Heap song "Hide and Seek". In late August 2009, the song debuted at number 54 on the Billboard Hot 100 and hit number 1 in November 2009, it was Derulo's only number one hit. The single's music video was released in September 2009, he released the second single from his album, "In My Head", on December 8, 2009. It debuted at number 63 on the Billboard Hot 100, reached number five. Derulo's debut album, Jason Derulo, stylised with an umlaut as Jason Derülo, was released on March 2, 2010.

Jason Derulo first charted within the top ten of the UK and Irish Albums Charts in early March 2010. He spent six weeks promoting the album in his appearances as one of the opening acts for Lady Gaga's 2009–2010 The Monster Ball Tour; the third single of the album is "Ridin' Solo", released worldwide on April 26, 2010. By July, the single had reached number nine in the Billboard Hot 100. Derulo has been featured in a song by new artist Will Roush called "Turn it Up", which features Stat Quo and Young Buck, he collaborated with UK singer Pixie Lott on a song titled "Coming Home" from the re-released edition of her album Turn It Up. In 2011, Derulo recorded a track with Demi Lovato titled "Together" for her album Unbroken, his second studio album, Future History, was released on September 27, 2011. Derulo detailed his journey recording the album via a series of webisodes posted on his official website, its lead single, "Don't Wanna Go Home", was released on May 20, 2011. It landed the number-one spot in the top five in Australia.

Derulo planned to embark on an eight-date UK tour in support of the album in February 2012, including a show at Wembley Arena on March 1. However, on January 3, 2012, while Derulo was rehearsing for his Future History Tour, he broke one of his vertebrae; as a result, he canceled all of his tour dates. On March 28, 2012, Derulo appeared on American Idol to announce he would allow fans to help him finish the lyrics for a new song entitled "Undefeated", as part of a partnership with American Idol and Coca-Cola. Fans were given the opportunity to submit their own lyrics to complete the song, fans were given the chance to vote on which lyrics they liked the most. On May 5, 2012, Derulo announced that his first post-neck injury television performance would be on the eleventh-season finale of American Idol, on May 22, 2012. In August 2012, Derulo became a dance master alongside Kelly Rowland, for the first season of the Australian dance talent show Everybody Dance Now; the show was cancelled shortly.

On July 9, 2012, Derulo announced that he had signed Australian singer-songwriter Arlene Zelina to his record label Future History after he attended one of her performances at Whisky A Go Go in 2011 before she returned to Melbourne, Australia. On July 10, 2012, Der

Echion (painter)

Echion known as Aetion, was a celebrated Greek painter spoken of by Lucian, who gives a description of one of his pictures, representing the marriage of Alexander and Roxana. This painting excited such admiration when exhibited at the Olympic Games, that Proxenidas, one of the judges, gave the artist his daughter in marriage. Echion seems to have excelled in the art of mixing and laying on his colors, it has been supposed that he lived in the time of Alexander the Great. Aloys Hirt supposes that the name of the painter of Alexander's marriage, whom Lucian praises so as Aetion, is a corruption of Echion. Sandro Botticelli drew on Lucian's ekphrasis in his Mars and Venus, borrowing the amoretti playing with Alexander's armour during the ceremony, two carrying his lance and one who has crawled inside his breastplate. List of ancient Greeks List of painters This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed.. "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

Small appliance

A small appliance, small domestic appliance, or small electrics are portable or semi-portable machines used on table-tops, counter-tops, or other platforms, to accomplish a household task. Examples include microwave ovens, toasters and coffeemakers, they contrast with major appliances, such as the refrigerator and washing machine, which cannot be moved and are placed on the floor. Small appliances contrast with consumer electronics which are for leisure and entertainment rather than purely practical tasks; some small appliances perform the similar function as their larger counterparts. For example, a toaster oven is a small appliance. Small appliances have a home version and a commercial version, for example waffle irons, food processors, blenders; the commercial, or industrial, version is designed to be used nearly continuously in a restaurant or other similar setting. Commercial appliances are connected to a more powerful electrical outlet, are larger and stronger, have more user-serviceable parts, cost more.

Cooking, such as on a hot plate or with a microwave oven Heating, such as an electric heater Cooling, such as air conditioning or a fan Lighting, using light fixtures Beverage-making, such as electric kettles, coffeemakers or iced tea-makers Small appliances can be inexpensive, such as an electric can opener, hot pot, toaster, or coffee maker which may cost only a few U. S. dollars, or expensive, such as an elaborate espresso maker, which may cost several thousand U. S. dollars. Most homes in developed economies contain several cheaper home appliances, with a few more expensive appliances, such as a high-end microwave oven or mixer. Many small appliances are powered by electricity; the appliance may use a permanently attached cord, plugged into a wall outlet or a detachable cord. The appliance may have a cord storage feature. A few hand-held appliances use batteries, which may be rechargeable; some appliances consist of an electrical motor upon, mounted various attachments so as to constitute several individual appliances, such as a blender, a food processor, or a juicer.

Many stand mixers, while functioning as a mixer, have attachments which can perform additional functions. A few gasoline and gas-powered appliances exist for use in situations where electricity is not expected to be available, but these are larger and not as portable as most small appliances. Items that perform the same function as small appliances but are hand powered are referred to as tools or gadgets, for example a hand cranked egg beater, a grater, a mandoline, or a hand-powered meat grinder. Small appliances which are defective or improperly used or maintained may cause house fires and other property damage, or may harbor bacteria if not properly cleaned, it is important that users read the instructions and that appliances that use a grounded cord be attached to a grounded outlet. Because of the risk of fire, some appliances have a short detachable cord, connected to the appliance magnetically. If the appliance is moved further than the cord length from the wall, the cord will detach from the appliance.

Designations and regulations of "small appliances" vary by country and are not determined by physical sizes. For instance, United States Environmental Protection Agency regulations mandate that small appliances must meet two standards: Completely manufactured and sealed in a factory Contains five pounds or less of refrigerant Small Appliances Energy Star Appliances

Baš Čelik

Baš Čelik, meaning "head of steel", from Turkish baş for "head" and çelik for "steel", is a Serbian fairy tale. It is similar to the Brothers Grimm's "The Crystal Orb". A king has three daughters. On his deathbed he makes his sons swear that they will marry off their sisters to the first person who asks. One night a booming voice demands; the two older brothers are reluctant, while the youngest heeds his father's dying request and hands her over. The same thing happens for the next two nights, until all the sisters are given away to mysterious strangers; the three brothers decide to go and search for their sisters. Throughout their travels, each brother fights many-headed serpents, the youngest tossing the serpent into a lake putting out their camp fire, he rescues a princess from the giant's village and is allowed to marry the princess. He lives in her castle and is allowed to visit any of the rooms, except one, bound with chains; when his wife is away from the castle, he goes inside the room and comes across a man bound in chains.

The man calls himself Baš Čelik, he begs for three glasses of water. Every time Čelik drains a glass, the prince receives an extra life; when the third glass is handed to him, Čelik regains his massive strength, breaks the chains, opens his wings, flies away with the youngest son's wife. Now the prince sets out on a new quest to rescue his wife. On the way, he discovers that his sisters were married to the Lords of Dragons and Eagles, he is welcomed. But when he tells each Lord of his plans to defeat Čelik, they try to stop him, telling him its impossible; the young prince refuses to listen, so each Lord gives him a magical feather that when burned will summon their armies. He tries to rescue his wife but each time and loses his life. On the fourth time he fails again and dies, but not before he burns the feathers and his body is saved by his brothers-in-law, they resurrect him using the magical water from River Jordan. At this point the prince's wife learns that Čelik cannot be killed, because his life is in a bird, in a heart of fox in a forest of a high mountain.

Helped by the Lords, the prince slays Čelik and rescues his wife. Baš Čelik is the main villain in 1950 Serbian fantasy film Čudotvorni mač based on Serbian folk tales. In this film, Baš Čelik could only be slain by a particular sword. In the original legend, no weapon could harm him. Only denying him water would reduce his strength. Baš Čelik was the name of a former Yugoslav heavy metal band. Baš Čelik is part of the Monster in My Pocket series, appearing in the centerspread of issue #3 with the spelling "Bash Tchelik". There does not appear to have been a toy version, however. Baš Čelik is the name of a two-part song from the Dok čekaš sabah sa šejtanom album by the former Yugoslav rock band Zabranjeno Pušenje. Baš Čelik is the name of the first Serbian fantasy board game. In 2008 fantasy artist and illustrator Petar Meseldžija published the book The Legend of Steel Bashaw with the story based on the tale; the Death of Koschei the Deathless The Fair Fiorita The Three Enchanted Princes The Crystal Ball Woislav Petrovitch.

Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians. Harrap, 1917. Alan Garner; the Hamish Hamilton Book of Goblins. Hamilton, 1969. Garner's version, by his own admission, is a free adaptation of Petrovitch's. Monster in My Pocket: The Scholar's Resource: Bash Tchelik Bash-Chelik board game site

Tito Horford

Alfredo William "Tito" Horford is a Dominican retired professional basketball player, selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 1988 NBA draft. Horford played three years in the National Basketball Association, two with the Bucks from 1988–1990, a short stint with the Washington Bullets during the 1993–94 season, he played in Spain in 1992. He was listed on the Bucks' summer 1992 roster. Born in La Romana, Dominican Republic, he attended Marian Christian High School in Houston which recruited him from the Dominican Republic. After high school, Horford enrolled at the University of Houston, he went to Louisiana State University before being kicked off the team. He played at Miami. Drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 39th pick of the 1988 NBA draft, Tito Horford became the first Dominican-born player to play in the NBA, he spent the 1988–89 and ’89–90 seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks and had a three-game stint with the Washington Bullets. Horford travelled the world to play basketball in France and Italy while playing in the Dominican semi-pro leagues as well as for the national team.

Tito's father was a Bahamian immigrant. After retiring from basketball, he settled in Michigan, his son, Al Horford, went to the University of Florida and played a prominent role on the Gators team that won the national championship in 2006 and 2007. He was selected 3rd overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2007 NBA draft, his son Jon Horford played forward for the University of Michigan basketball team. He transferred to Florida after his junior season, his brother, Kelly Horford, played at Florida Atlantic University from 1992 to 1996. Tito Horford Statistics

Susan Oki Mollway

Susan Oki Mollway is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii and the first Asian woman appointed to the federal bench. Born in Honolulu, Susan Oki earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from the University of Hawaii in 1971 and a Master of Arts degree in English literature from the University of Hawaii in 1973, she graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor in 1981, where she was the Editor in Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review She and her husband, Daniel have a son. Mollway taught English and worked at an English-language publisher in Tokyo from 1975-77. After law school, she worked in private legal practice at Cades Schutte Fleming & Wright in Honolulu from 1981 until 1998, when she joined the federal bench, she became a partner at that law firm in 1986. She served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law from 1988-89. Mollway has received a number of awards, including: 1987 Outstanding Woman Lawyer of the Year Award, Hawaii Women Lawyers Association.

Mollway was first nominated in December 1995 by President Bill Clinton to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii to fill the vacancy created by the 1995 death of Judge Harold Michael Fong. After her nomination lapsed without action by the United States Senate, she was renominated on January 7, 1997, to the same seat, she was confirmed by the Senate on June 22, 1998, received commission on June 23, 1998. She served as Chief Judge from 2009 to 2015, she assumed senior status on November 6, 2015. Judge Mollway served on the 9th Circuit Pacific Islands Committee and the 9th Circuit Circuit Conference Executive Committee. Judge Mollway is the chairperson of the 9th Circuit Jury Instructions Committee. Judge Mollway helped to oversee the $121-million renovation of the federal district court facilities in Honolulu and worked on creating a Re-Entry program in the United States District Court, District of Hawaii. Susan Oki Mollway at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center