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Kintyre is a peninsula in western Scotland, in the southwest of Argyll and Bute. The peninsula stretches about 30 miles, from the Mull of Kintyre in the south to East Loch Tarbert in the north; the area north of Kintyre is known as Knapdale. Kintyre is long and narrow, at no point more than 11 miles from west coast to east coast, is less than two miles wide where it connects to Knapdale; the east side of the Kintyre Peninsula is bounded by Kilbrannan Sound, with a number of coastal peaks such as Torr Mor. The central spine of the peninsula is hilly moorland; the coastal areas and hinterland, are rich and fertile. Kintyre has long been a prized area for settlers, including the early Scots who migrated from Ulster to western Scotland and the Vikings or Norsemen who conquered and settled the area just before the start of the second millennium; the principal town of the area is Campbeltown, a royal burgh since the mid-18th century. The area's economy has long relied on fishing and farming, although Campbeltown has a reputation as a producer of some of the world's finest single malt whisky.

Campbeltown Single Malts include the multi-award-winning Springbank. Kintyre Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary, one of the officers of arms at the Court of the Lord Lyon, is named after this peninsula. Kintyre, like Knapdale, contains several stone age sites. Remains from the Iron Age are no less present, with the imposing Dun Skeig, a Celtic hillfort, located at the northern edge of Kintyre; the history of the presumed Pictish inhabitants of Kintyre is not recorded, but a 2nd-century BC stone fort survives at Kildonan, it is not implausible that they continued to use Dun Skeig. The tip of Kintyre is just 12 miles from Ulster, there has long been interaction across the straits of Moyle, as evidenced by neolithic finds in Kintyre, such as flint tools characteristic of Antrim. In the early first millennium, an Irish invasion led to Gaelic colonisation of an area centred on the Kintyre peninsula, establishing the Gaelic kingdom of Dál Riata; the latter was divided into a handful of regions, controlled by particular kin groups, of which the most powerful, the Cenél nGabráin, ruled over Kintyre, along with Knapdale, the region between Loch Awe and Loch Fyne and Moyle.

The kingdom thrived for a few centuries, formed a springboard for Christianisation of the mainland. Sanda, an island adjacent the south coast of Kintyre, is associated with Ninian, the first known missionary to the Picts, contains an early 5th century chapel said to have been built by him. In 563, Columba arrived in Kintyre, to pay his respects to the kings of Dal Riata, before continuing to Iona, where he established a base for missionary activity throughout the Pictish regions beyond. Dál Riata was destroyed when Norse Vikings invaded, established their own domain, spreading more extensively over the islands north and west of the mainland. Following the unification of Norway, they had become the Norwegian Kingdom of the Isles, locally controlled by Godred Crovan, known by Norway as Suðreyjar, meaning southern isles; the former territory of Dal Riata acquired the geographic description Argyle: the Gaelic coast. In 1093, the Norwegian king, launched a military campaign to assert his authority over the isles.

Malcolm, the king of Scotland, responded with a written agreement, accepting that Magnus' had sovereign authority of over all the western lands that Magnus could encircle by boat. The unspecific wording led Magnus to have his boat dragged across the narrow isthmus at Tarbert, while he rode within it, so that he would thereby acquire Kintyre, in addition to the more natural islands of Arran and Bute. Magnus's campaign had been part of a conspiracy against Malcolm, by Donalbain, Malcolm's younger brother; when Malcolm was killed in battle a short time Donalbain invaded, seized the Scottish kingdom, displaced Malcolm's sons from the throne. Donalbain's apparent keenness to do this, weakened his support among the nobility, Malcolm's son, was able to depose him. A few years following a rebellion against Magnus' authority in the Isles, he launched another, expedition. In 1098, aware of Magnus' actions, the new Scottish king, quitclaimed to Magnus all sovereign authority over the isles, the whole of Kintyre and Knapdale.

In the mid 12th century, the husband of Godred Crovan's granddaughter, led a successful revolt against Norway, transforming Suðreyjar into an independent kingdom. After his death, nominal Norwegian authority was re-established, but de facto authority was split between Somerled's sons and the Crovan dynasty; the exact allocation to Somerled's sons is unclear, but following a family dispute, Somerled's grandson, acquired Kintyre, together with Knapdale and Jura. Donald's father, established Saddell Abbey, in 1207. In the mid 13th century, increased tension between Norway and Scotland led to a series of Battles, culminating in the Battle of Largs, shortly after which the Norwegian king died. In 1266, his more peaceable successor ceded his nominal authority over Suðreyjar to the Scottish king by the Treaty of Perth, in return for a large sum of money. Although Alexander III gen

Perfect (Ed Sheeran song)

"Perfect" is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran from his third studio album, ÷. After the album's release, it charted at number four on the UK Singles Chart. On 21 August 2017, Billboard announced; the song was serviced to pop radio on 26 September 2017 as the third single from the album in the United States. The song reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100 in December 2017. "Perfect" became the UK Christmas number-one song for 2017 and peaked at number one in sixteen other countries, including Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The second version of the single, titled "Perfect Duet", with American singer Beyoncé was released on 1 December 2017. Another duet with Italian singer Andrea Bocelli, titled "Perfect Symphony", was released on 15 December 2017; the song and its official music video received three nominations at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. "Perfect" was the first track Sheeran wrote for his third studio album ÷. The song was recorded in 2016 and first appeared online in early March 2017.

The song is a romantic ballad written about his wife-to-be Cherry Seaborn, whom he knew from school and reconnected with when she was working in New York. Sheeran revealed that the inspiration for the lyrics came after visiting James Blunt's house in Ibiza, where the two singers had listened to the rapper Future's music at six in the morning, he said: "Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song, which happened to be Future's "March Madness"... I booked the studio for the day, I had that and I was like, let me just flesh that out, and the song was sort of finished that day. I knew it was special."In an interview with Zane Lowe, Sheeran said that he needed to write the best love song of his career with "Perfect". He said: "I need to do it 100% me, so everyone will listen to that will be like, "Ah! He can do it!"... I wanted to beat "Thinking Out Loud",'cause I know that song was going to define me."Sheeran produced the song himself with help from Will Hicks. It was recorded with strings orchestration from his brother Matthew Sheeran.

This is the first time the brothers had collaborated on a song as it was the final wish of their grandmother to see the brothers working together before she died. The full string orchestration was used for the recording with Andrea Bocelli; the song is written in the key of A♭ major with a tempo of 63.5 beats per minute in 128 time or 44 time. "Perfect" moves at a chord progression of A♭5–Fm7–D♭sus2–E♭. The vocals span from E♭3 to A♭4 in the song. In March 2017, Sheeran broke the record set by Frankie Laine in 1953, occupying all of the top five positions in the United Kingdom, placing nine songs in the top ten of the UK Singles Chart; every single one of the sixteen tracks from his new album ÷ entered the top twenty. "Perfect" debuted at number four. After Sheeran's performance of "Perfect" on The X Factor on 26 November 2017, the song reached a new peak in the UK, advancing to number three and selling 32,507 units; the Beyoncé version, released on 1 December 2017, drove consumption of the track to 89,359 sales as it became Sheeran's second number-one song from ÷, following "Shape of You" – and his fourth number-one single in total.

With UK sales of 1,048,313, "Perfect" became Sheeran's tenth million-selling single. It was the Christmas number-one song for 2017, held the summit for six consecutive weeks before being displaced by Eminem's "River", which features Sheeran as a guest artist. In the United States, ten songs from ÷ debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 2017, including "Perfect" at number thirty-seven. In October, the song ascended to number eighteen and became the third song from ÷ to reach the country's top twenty, it lifted 4–3 on Digital Songs, 34–30 on Radio Songs and 46–35 on Streaming Songs. On 30 October 2017, "Perfect" soared to the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100; the ballad gained in all metrics, holding at number three on Digital Song Sales and climbing 30-22 on Radio Songs and 35–27 on Streaming Songs. On 20 November 2017, "Perfect" pushed to a new Billboard Hot 100 high and reached the Radio Songs top ten. Sheeran scored his seventh Radio Songs top ten and the third from his album ÷, following "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill".

The next week, "Perfect" hit top five on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the second-highest-charting hit from his album ÷, following "Shape of You". "Perfect" became Sheeran's third top five hit overall. "Perfect" remained at number three on Digital Song Sales and powered 10–6 on Radio Songs and 38–15 on Streaming Songs. On 4 December 2017, "Perfect" pushed to a new number three Billboard Hot 100 high, became Sheeran's third number one on Digital Song Sales, he topped the chart for a week in 2015 with "Thinking Out Loud" and for ten weeks earlier in 2017 with "Shape of You". "Perfect" reached number one on Digital Song Sales, aided by the first few hours of tracking for its duet version, released before the end of the sales tracking week at 7 p.m. ET on 30 November. For the full week, the Beyoncé version accounted for 18 percent of the song's sales. On 11 December 2017, after a full tracking week, the single topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Sheeran's second number-

Oru Nadigai Natakam Parkiral

Oru Nadigai Nadagam Parkiral is a 1978 Indian Tamil-language comedy film directed by A. Bhimsingh. Based on the 1971 novel of the same name by Jayakanthan, the film was written by Jayakanthan himself; the film stars Sreekanth and Lakshmi in the lead roles, with Y. G. Parthasarathy, Thengai Srinivasan, Y. G. Mahendra in supporting roles; the film received critical acclaim and was screened at the International Film Festival of India in 1979. Lakshmi as Kalyani Sreekanth as Rangaswamy Y. G. Parthasarathy as Annaswamy Nagesh as Raghavan Thengai Srinivasan as Chinna Nayina Y. G. Mahendra as Dhamu Ganthimathi as Thotha G. Rajini as Pattu Anandhi as Sumathi Oru Nadigai Nadagam Parkiral was based on a semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Jayakanthan in 1971. A. Bhimsingh collaborated with Jayanakthan for the second time after Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal, another film based on a Jayakanthan novel. Jayakanthan wrote the screenplay and dialogues for Oru Nadigai Nadagam Parkiral; the actors who were a part of Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal—Sreekanth, Lakshmi, Y. G. Parthasarathy and Sukumari—were cast in this film too.

This was Bhimsingh's last film before his death. The film was released on 30 June 1978; the film was screened at the "Indian Panorama" section of the International Film Festival of India in 1979. As of August 2015, no print of the film exists. Despite that, it has survived on home video. Oru Nadigai Natakam Parkiral at Complete Index to World Film

Dadasaheb Phalke Award

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India's highest award in cinema. It is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting; the recipient is honoured for their "outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema" and is selected by a committee consisting of eminent personalities from the Indian film industry. As of 2017, the award comprises a Swarna Kamal medallion, a shawl, a cash prize of ₹1,000,000. Presented first in 1969, the award was introduced by the Government of India to commemorate Dadasaheb Phalke's contribution to Indian cinema. Phalke, popularly known as and regarded as "the father of Indian cinema", was an Indian filmmaker who directed India's first full-length feature film, Raja Harishchandra; the first recipient of the award was actress Devika Rani, honoured at the 17th National Film Awards. As of 2018, there have been 50 awardees. Among those, actor Prithviraj Kapoor and actor Vinod Khanna are the only posthumous recipients.

Kapoor's actor-filmmaker son, Raj Kapoor, accepted the award on his behalf at the 19th National Film Awards in 1971 and was himself a recipient in 1987 at the 35th National Film Awards ceremony. Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy and Bommireddy Nagi Reddy; the most recent recipient of the award is actor Amitabh Bachchan, honoured at the 66th National Film Awards ceremony. Several other awards and film festivals have been named after Dadasaheb Phalke, sometimes leading to confusion; such awards include the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards and the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards, which are unrelated to the award conferred by the Directorate of Film Festivals. Some prominent filmmakers, such as Shyam Benegal, have proposed that the government of India step in to prevent such use of the Dadasaheb Phalke name but the Information and Broadcasting ministry has said that it could not do so since the names of the new awards are not an exact copy. Gulzar. Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan.

ISBN 978-81-7991-066-5. Ramēś, Be. Gō. Recipients of Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Pavai Publications. ISBN 978-81-7735-745-5. Official Page for Directorate of Film Festivals, India

Shire Airport

Shire Airport known as Indaselassie Airport, is an airport serving Shire, a city in the Tigray National Regional State of Ethiopia. The airport is just south of the city. Shire Airport was constructed by Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation, Transport Infrastructure Construction Sector; the project was signed to construct in 2015 and completed in 2017. The project included airport runway and taxiway, as well as a road running from Shire city to the airport. Transport in Ethiopia List of airports in Ethiopia OpenStreetMap - Shire General Hayelyom Araya Airport FallingRain - Shire Inda Selassie Airport OurAirports - Shire Inda Selassie Airport Accident history for SHC at Aviation Safety Network

Second Rahman cabinet

Tunku Abdul Rahman formed the second Rahman cabinet after being invited by Tuanku Abdul Rahman to begin a new government following the 19 August 1959 general election in the Federation of Malaya. Prior to the election, Rahman led the first Rahman cabinet, a coalition government that consisted of members of the component parties of Alliance Party; the cabinet was sworn in on 22 August 1959 and Rahman assumed the office of Prime Minister from Abdul Razak Hussein, the Acting Prime Minister after Rahman took a three-month leave of office to campaign for the elections. All federal ministers from the First Rahman cabinet were retained with the exception of H. S. Lee who did not contest the 1959 elections and Mohd Khir Johari, contesting in the constituency of Kedah Tengah, where elections had been postponed to 30 September 1959; this is a list of the members of the second cabinet of the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman. The federal cabinet consisted of the following ministers: Members of the Dewan Rakyat, 1st Malayan Parliament