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Jeff Ament

Jeffrey Allen Ament is an American musician and songwriter who serves as the bassist for the American rock band Pearl Jam. He is considered to be one of the greatest rock bassists of all time. Along with Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder, he is one of the band's founding members, is known for his work prior to Pearl Jam with the 1980s Seattle-based grunge rock bands Green River and Mother Love Bone, is notable for his work with the fretless bass, upright bass, twelve-string bass guitar. Ament is a member of the bands Temple of the Dog, Tres Mts. Three Fish and RNDM. In 2008, Ament released Tone. A second solo album, While My Heart Beats, followed in 2012. In 2018, he released Heaven/Hell. Ament was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pearl Jam on April 7, 2017; the first of five children, Ament was born in Havre, Montana to George and Penny Ament and grew up in the town of Big Sandy, Montana, a town with a population of less than 700. Ament's father George was mayor of Big Sandy for fifteen years, as well as a barber and a school bus driver.

Ament described his family growing up as "pretty poor" and "hard-core Catholic."He began playing the bass guitar as a teenager playing along with Ramones, The Clash, The Police records. Ament participated in basketball and track at Big Sandy High School, from which he graduated in 1981, he went on to college at the University of Montana in Missoula, where he studied art and played basketball. Ament quit college in the middle of his second year after the university told him they were no longer going to continue its graphic design program. Ament relocated to Seattle, Washington in 1983 with his band Deranged Diction. While in Seattle, Ament got a job working at a coffee shop in Belltown. Ament became acquainted with fellow Seattle musicians Mark Arm and Steve Turner, he was asked to join their new band Green River in 1984; the band included drummer Alex Vincent, with guitarist Stone Gossard being added to the line-up. By the time the band finished the recording of its debut EP, Come on Down, Turner decided to leave the group, citing his distaste with Ament and Gossard's heavy metal leanings.

He was replaced by Bruce Fairweather. The band released the EP Come on Down in 1985 and followed it up with Dry As a Bone in 1987, the first release on Sub Pop records; the band's only full-length studio album, Rehab Doll, was released in 1988. In-fighting lead to the group's break-up during the recording of Rehab Doll. A stylistic division had developed between Ament and Gossard on one side, Arm on the other. Ament and Gossard wanted to pursue a major-label deal, while Arm wanted to remain independent, viewing the duo as being too careerist. Regarding the accusation, Ament said that during his time with the band he had to work at a restaurant in order to pay his rent, while the other members were supported by their parents, he said, "Did I want to play music and have my rent paid for? Hell yeah." The band achieved a considerable local reputation in Seattle and had a significant influence on the genre known as grunge, with Green River being described as "arguably the first grunge band." Following Green River's dissolution, Ament established Mother Love Bone in 1988 along with former Green River members Gossard and Fairweather, former Malfunkshun frontman Andrew Wood, former Ten Minute Warning and Skin Yard drummer Greg Gilmore.

The band worked on recording and performing locally and by late 1988 had become one of Seattle's more promising bands. In early 1989 the band signed to PolyGram subsidiary Mercury Records. In March of that year the group issued its debut EP, Shine. In late 1989 the group returned to the studio to record Apple, it was planned for a March 1990 release. Only days before the release of Apple, frontman Wood, who had a long history with drug problems, overdosed on heroin. After spending a few days in the hospital in a coma, Wood died bringing Mother Love Bone to an end. Apple was released that year. Following Wood's death and Gossard parted company. Ament spent time in the band War Babies, but he got back together with Gossard and a childhood friend of Gossard's named Mike McCready; the trio were attempting to form their own band when they were invited to be part of the Temple of the Dog project founded by Soundgarden's Chris Cornell as a musical tribute to Andrew Wood. Cornell had been Wood's roommate.

Ament described the collaboration as "a good thing at the time" for him and Gossard that put them into a "band situation where we could play and make music." The band's lineup was completed by the addition of Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron. The band started rehearsing songs that Cornell had written on tour prior to Wood's death, as well as re-working some existing material from demos written by Gossard and Ament; this project featured vocalist Eddie Vedder, who had arrived in Seattle to audition to be the singer for Ament and Gossard's next band, which became Pearl Jam. Vedder sang a duet with Cornell on the song "Hunger Strike" and provided background vocals on several other songs; the band decided that it had enough material for an entire album and, in April 1991, Temple of the Dog was released through A&M Records. Pearl Jam was formed in 1990 by Ament, McCready, who recruited Vedder and drummer Dave Krusen; the band took the name Mookie Blaylock, but was forced to change it when the band signed to Epic Records in 1991.

After the recording sessions for Ten were completed, Krusen left Pearl Jam in May 1991. Krusen was replaced by Matt Chamberlai

Kuzhur

Kuzhur is a small village in the southern end of Thrissur district of the Indian province of Kerala. The old Jewish settlement of Mala is the nearest town. Kuzhur is set amid cultivated paddy fields; the Chalakkudy River flows on the southern end of Kuzhur. The village has several temples. Kuzhur Sri Subrahmanya Swami temple is major pilgrim centre for Hindu devotees, it comes under the Cochin Devaswom Board and is noted for its architecture as well as its importance for Hindu devotees. The height of Lord Sri Subrahmanya is more than 6 feet is attracted by the devotees. Temple having Utsavam for 8 days in Vruschikam and Kuzhur Ekadasi is the most important day of Utsavam. Several programmes conducting during these Utsavam days in Kuzhur. Thula Shashti in Thulam and THAIPOOYAM in Makaram; the temple constructed by Perumal. Kuzhur belongs to Mukundapuram Taluk of Thrissur District; the old villages of Kuzhur were Kakkulissery. Famous Iranikulam Siva Temple is 2 km from Kuzhur. Tholan, believed to have visited/lived in Iranikulam.

Govt. School, Kuzhur Govt. School, Iranikulam St. Antony's Girls High School, South Thannissery The eight-day-long Kuzhur Ekadasi Festival is held annually in the village. Ritual drum performances, known as "chendamelams", panchavadhyam are performed on the festive days, there is a procession of 15 elephants. Home Style, Fancy,School stationery, Household & Toys Centre, Kuzhur Jn New Style, House hold & Perfume Manufactures In Kerala,A demand premium quality sticks manufactures. Shivoham agarbatti Factory, Near Valiyoliparambil Bahagavathy Temple, A reputed Manufacturer, Supplier and Trader of Agarbatti & Dhoop batthi company in Kerala. Http://lsgkerala.in/kuzhurpanchayat/

Adel Smith

Adel Smith, born as Emilio Smith in Alexandria, was an Italian Muslim known for his radical stances and accused of fundamentalism. He was the son of a Naples-born Italian architect of an Egyptian woman. Smith relocated to Italy as a child and made a living as a translator for Arabic-speaking tourists in Rome. Raised as a Catholic, he converted to Islam, he relocated to Albania, where he worked as a printer, before coming back to Italy and settling in the village of Ofena. Adel Smith founded the Union of Italian Muslims, claiming it to be the most representative Italian Muslim association. Critics of Smith, contend that his association numbers few members, he came to preeminence in the Italian media when he requested that a crucifix be removed from Ofena's elementary school, of which his son is a student. He was subsequently a regular guest on Italian media venues, where he vehemently attacked Western civilization and Christianity. In 2001, he founded the Italian Islamic Party, he attracted more media attention by demanding that crucifixes in public places be removed, throwing a crucifix out of the window of his mother's hospital room after authorities refused to remove it.

The Italian Council of State, with the sentence number 556 of 13 February 2006, upheld the display of the crucifix in government-sponsored spaces. Smith was subsequently charged with defaming the Catholic religion in 2006 and sentenced to eight months in prison, he attempted to sue author Oriana Fallaci in April 2004, saying that her book The Force of Reason was offensive to Islam. Mainstream Italian Muslim organizations have expressed discomfort over the fact that Smith is treated by the Italian media as if he were a genuine Muslim leader. In 2011 he was sentenced to five years in prison for forgery of checks. Smith died on August 22, 2014, at the age of 54 in L'Aquila

Jeff Bakalar

Jeffrey Ian Bakalar is a professional podcaster, video game journalist, the host of CNET's longest-running podcast, The 404 Show. He is an Editor-at-Large at CBS Interactive, focusing on hosting for CNET Video and a recurring personality on the Giant Beastcast podcast on Giant Bomb. Bakalar was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1982 and was raised in Briarwood, Queens before his family relocated to Marlboro Township, New Jersey where he attended Marlboro High School, he graduated from Towson University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Electronic Media and Film, where he won an award for a mockumentary he directed called Adult Swim. In 2010, he married Stacie Davis, he lives in Hoboken, New Jersey. During his college years, Bakalar worked as a production office intern for actor and producer Bob Balaban in New York City at his production company Chicagofilms while Balaban completed work on Gosford Park. In 2004, he signed a contract with Warner Bros. Records subsidiary Maverick Records to direct and produce a documentary for the pop punk band Mest.

The documentary, entitled Seven Deadly Sins was released as a pack-in bonus with copies of the band's 2005 album Photographs. In 2007, Bakalar joined CNET as a home theater and gaming editor starting a technology and pop culture podcast called The 404 Show with Randall Bennett and Wilson Tang. In hosting the podcast, Bakalar has interviewed Tony Hawk, Marc Maron, John Hodgman, Shaun White, Wayne Brady, Scott Aukerman, Michael Showalter, Andrew W. K. and others. Each year the podcast is performed live at the Consumer Electronics Show, where it has featured Danny DeVito, Eliza Dushku, Felicia Day and others. In 2012, Bakalar started CNET's first-ever weekly tech parody comic called Low Latency, which he writes and is illustrated by Blake Stevenson. Bakalar co-hosted another CNET project, Pre-Game, but stopped production after a year of programming to focus more on The 404 Show. Bakalar is a member of the New York Videogame Critics Circle, an advocacy group for game writers in and around the New York City area.

He appears on TV and radio as a technology, pop culture, video game expert. Bakalar has been featured on G4's Attack of the Show, NPR's All Things Considered, CNBC's Power Lunch. In late 2014, Bakalar joined CBSN as a appearing tech and pop culture pundit representing CNET. On May 22, 2015, he joined the cast of Giant Bomb's Giant Beastcast. On September 29, 2017, the final episode of The 404 Show podcast was published. CNET.com The 404 Show CNET Video CNET profile Twitter page Jeff Bakalar on IMDb

Robert Burns Wilson

Robert Burns Wilson was an American painter and poet. Wilson was born in Parker, Pennsylvania in 1850. In his teens, he moved to Pittsburgh and, with little formal training, he became a self-taught painter and poet. Wilson traveled to and settled in Frankfort, where he achieved his greatest fame. In 1901, Wilson married Anne Hendrick, daughter of General William J. Hendrick, a former Attorney-General of Kentucky, during a visit to New York. Wilson moved from Kentucky to New York in 1904, died there in 1916, his body was returned to Frankfort for interment. He is buried in Frankfort Cemetery near the grave of Daniel Boone; as a painter, Wilson is best known for his landscapes of the Kentucky countryside. Wilson found success as a poet, publishing poems in the major monthly magazines of his day, including Harper's Magazine, his most famous poem is "Remember the Maine", based on the battle cry that spurred the United States into the Spanish–American War. While his martial poetry met the spirit of the times, Wilson was best known during his day as a nature poet.

After achieving success as a poet, Wilson tried his hand at prose fiction, publishing Until the Day Break in 1900. In addition to his many poems that were published individually in various periodicals and anthologies around the country, Wilson published two anthologies of his own, as well as an epic poem, the aforementioned novel. Wilson, Robert Burns. Live and Love: Poems. Cassell & Company. Wilson, Robert Burns. Chant of a Woodland Spirit. G. P. Putnam's Sons. Wilson, Robert Burns; until the Day Break: a novel. Charles Scribner's Sons. Wilson, Robert Burns; the Shadows of the Trees and other poems. R. H. Russel

Yasuji Miyazaki

Yasuji Miyazaki was a Japanese swimmer who competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Miyazaki was born in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, he was selected for the Japanese Olympic team for the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics at the age of 15, was one of the youngest members. In the semi-finals of the 100 m freestyle event, he surpassed the Olympic record set by American champion Johnny Weissmuller with a time of 58.2 seconds, won the gold medal. The following day, as part of the team competing in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay event, he won a second gold medal, with the team setting a new world record of 8 minutes 58.4 seconds. After his return to Japan, he retired from competitive sports. List of members of the International Swimming Hall of Fame Killanin, Michael Morris; the Olympic games, 1984: Los Angeles and Sarajevo. John Rodda ISBN 0718123905 Lohn, John. Historical Dictionary of Competitive Swimming. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810867753 Profile at DatabaseOlympics