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Kirov-class battlecruiser

The Kirov class, Soviet designation Project 1144 Orlan, is a class of nuclear-powered guided missile cruisers of the Soviet Navy and Russian Navy, the largest and heaviest surface combatant warships in operation in the world. Among modern warships, they are second in size only to large aircraft carriers, of similar size to a World War II era battleship; the Soviet classification of the ship-type is "heavy nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser". The ships are referred to as battlecruisers by Western defence commentators due to their size and general appearance; the appearance of the Kirov class played a key role in the recommissioning of the Iowa-class battleships by the United States Navy in the 1980s. The Kirov class hull design was used for the Soviet nuclear-powered command and control ship SSV-33 Ural. Built for the Soviet Navy, the class is named after the first of a series of four ships constructed, Admiral Ushakov, named Kirov until 1992. Original plans called for construction of five ships.

The fifth vessel was planned to be named Fleet Admiral of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov referred as Dzerzhinsky. The name was changed to Oktyabrskaya Revolutsiya, just Kuznetsov; the lead ship of the class, was laid down in June 1973 at Leningrad's Baltiysky Naval Shipyard, launched on 27 December 1977 and commissioned on 30 December 1980. When she appeared for the first time in 1981, NATO observers called her BALCOM I, she is in reserve. Kirov suffered a reactor accident in 1990 while serving in the Mediterranean Sea. Repairs were never carried out, due to lack of funds and the changing political situation in the Soviet Union. In 1983, a command and control ship, SSV-33 Ural, was launched, although the ship would not be commissioned until 1989, she utilized the basic hull design of the Kirov-class vessels, but with a modified superstructure, different armament, was intended for a different role within the Soviet Navy. Ural was decommissioned and laid up in 2001, due to high operating costs, is scheduled to be scrapped in 2017.

Frunze, the second vessel in the class, was commissioned in 1984. She was assigned to the Pacific Fleet. In 1992, she was renamed Admiral Lazarev; the ship was decommissioned four years later. She is in reserve. On 19 September 2009, General Popovkin, Deputy MOD for Armaments, said the MOD is looking into bringing Admiral Lazarev back into service. Kalinin, now Admiral Nakhimov, was the third ship to enter service, in 1988, she was assigned to the Northern Fleet. Renamed Admiral Nakhimov in 1992, she was mothballed in 1999 and reactivated in 2005, she is undergoing modernization at Severodvinsk Shipyard. Construction of the fourth ship, Yuriy Andropov, encountered many delays, she was renamed Pyotr Veliky in 1992. She serves as the flagship of the Russia's Northern Fleet. On 23 March 2004, English language press reported the Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief, Fleet Admiral Vladimir Kuroedov said Pyotr Veliky's reactor was in an bad condition and could explode "at any moment", a statement which may have been the result of internal politics within the Russian Navy.

The ship was sent to port for a month, the crew lost one-third of their pay. Russia planned to reactivate Admiral Ushakov and Admiral Lazarev by 2020, but it was indicated that the condition of the reactor cores of both ships was such that it would prove difficult and dangerous to remove the spent nuclear fuel and repair the cores; as a consequence, it is that both ships will be scrapped. The modernization of Admiral Ushakov seems unlikely due to an alleged nuclear incident which may have left one of its reactors damaged with scrapping to start in 2016 or later. Other sources disagree, stating that all four ships will be returned to service. In 2014 some maintenance work was performed on Admiral Lazarev. Skepticism was expressed regarding the ability of Sevmash shipyard to modernize two Kirov-class battlecruisers. Only Pyotr Velikiy remains operational. Modernization of Admiral Nakhimov is ongoing, with the modernization of Pyotr Velikiy to follow and last for about three years; the Kirov class's main weapons are 20 P-700 Granit missiles mounted in deck, designed to engage large surface targets.

Air defense is provided by twelve octuple S-300F launchers with 96 missiles and a pair of Osa-MA batteries with 20 missiles each. Pyotr Velikiy carries some S-300FM missiles and is the only ship in the Russian Navy capable of ballistic missile defence; the ships had some differences in sensor and weapons suites: Kirov came with SS-N-14 anti-submarine warfare missiles, while on subsequent ships these were replaced with 3K95 Kinzhal surface-to-air missile systems. The Kinzhal installation is in fact mounted further forward of the old SS-N-14 mounting, in the structure directly behind the blast shield for the bow mounted RBU ASW rocket launcher. Kirov and Frunze had eight 30 mm AK-630 close-in weapon systems, which were supplanted with the Kortik air-defence system on ships. Other weapons are the automatic 130 mm AK-130 gun system, 10 21-inch torpedo/missile tubes (capable of firing SS-N-15 AS

The Know (band)

The Know is a Los Angeles-based dream pop and shoegaze band composed of husband and wife duo, Daniel Knowles and Jennifer Farmer. The Know began in late 2018 when Daniel Knowles suggested to his wife, Jennifer Farmer, that instead of traveling home for the holidays that they stay put and try to create music together, just the two of them. For the next few weeks, they isolated themselves in their home studio and started the band, launched in 2019 in Los Angeles, CA. Daniel Knowles records, mixes and plays all of the instruments on the recordings, he was a producer and guitarist for UK shoegaze band Amusement Parks on Fire. Jennifer serves as co-writer for the band, she directs all of the band’s visuals and music videos. The Know's first release was their lead single entitled 143, premiered by FLOOD Magazine and The 405, it was met with critical acclaim and made several “best of 2019" lists including Nicorola and DKFM. The single is being played on BBC Music Introducing East Midlands & Sveriges Radio P3 in Stockholm.

In January 2020, the duo released their second single entitled Hold Me Like You Know Me which garnered comparisons to Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. Dream pop Shoegazing The Know on Spotify The Know on Soundcloud

Christopher Sykes (politician)

Christopher Sykes was an English Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1865 to 1892. He enjoyed the "intimate friendship" of Edward VII when Prince of Wales and Alexandra of Denmark when Princess of Wales. Sykes was the second son of Sir Tatton Sykes, 4th Baronet, his wife Mary Ann Foulis, daughter of Sir William Foulis, 7th Baronet, his father was a popular horse breeder. Sykes was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, he began mixing with London's great and good and became a connoisseur of books and furniture. He was a Deputy Lieutenant and J. P. for the East Riding of Yorkshire. At the 1865 general election Sykes was elected Conservative Member of Parliament for Beverley. At the 1868 general election he was elected MP for the East Riding of Yorkshire, which he held until 1885, when it was divided under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, he was elected for Buckrose, one of the constituencies into which his previous constituency had been divided, which he held until 1892, when he retired.

Between 1868 and 1892, he made only six speeches, did little except introduce the bill which became the Sea Birds Preservation Act 1869. This led to him being caricatured in Vanity Fair as "The Gull's friend", he was "widely recognised" as "Mr Brancepath" in Lothair the novel by Benjamin Disraeli. He was honoured with the Order of St Lazarus of Belgium in 1879. Sykes became a close friend of Edward VII as Prince of Wales, who - because of his great height - called him the "great Xtopher". Sykes entertained the prince and princess in great splendour at Brantingham Thorpe, his country house in Yorkshire, the Doncaster Races, his London home in Berkeley Square; the Prince exploited his friend and subjected him to humiliations, for example, on one occasion, pouring a glass of brandy over his head. However, Sykes's lavish entertainment of the Marlborough House Set - and the Prince of Wales - "dissipated much of his fortune". Nearly bankrupted in 1890, Sykes was forced to sell both his London home. Despite this, the Prince of Wales never forgot his devoted friend, after Sykes' death in 1898, he installed a tablet to his memory at Westminster Abbey.

Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Christopher Sykes

Hathipole (Udaipur)

Hathipole is a locality in the Udaipur city of Rajasthan state. This is among the largest and popular market in the city. Udaipur was one time surrounded by the City Wall of Udaipur, called in Hindi Parkota. Hathipole Darvaja or Hathipole is one entry gate among seven, the others being Surajpole, Chandpole, DelhiGate, so on. Hathipole is the adjoining pole, next to DelhiGate, it is around 1.5 km away from the Udaipur City Bus Depot and 2.5 km from Udaipur City railway station. It is close to several adjoining markets, namely Ashwani Bazar, Delhi Gate, Chetak Circle, Ghantaghar etc. Hathipole is a popular market for shopping of traditional handicraft items, traditional rajasthani clothing and shoes, antique articles. Udaipur Chandpole Udiapole Surajpole

Olaf Christiansen

Olaf C. Christiansen was an American composer and conductor in the Lutheran choral tradition, he succeeded his father as the second conductor of the St. Olaf Choir; the second son of famed choral conductor F. Melius Christiansen, Christiansen grew up in Northfield, Minnesota where he was engaged in both athletics and music, he played in high school with the St. Olaf Band. After a brief sabbatical, he began studying music at St. Olaf College in 1921. During college, he sang with, conducted, the St. Olaf Choir before graduating in 1925. Upon graduation, Christiansen studied opera in New York City with baritone Paul Parks. Christiansen began teaching music at the Oberlin Conservatory in Oberlin, OH, where he founded the Oberlin A Cappella Choir in 1929. After obtaining a master of sacred music degree from Union Theological Seminary in 1940, he returned to his alma mater in 1941 to co-conduct the St. Olaf Choir with his father. Upon his father's retirement in 1943, he became the full time conductor of the St. Olaf Choir, a position he held until 1968During his career, Christiansen spread the Lutheran choral tradition across the nation.

In addition to domestic and international tours with the St. Olaf Choir, he co-founded the Christiansen Choral School with his father, attended by more than 7,000 American music directors, he was a frequent guest conductor at music clinics. He composed and arranged sacred choir works. Christiansen died in 1984 from bone cancer

Jens Zetlitz

Jens Zetlitz was a Norwegian priest and poet. Zetlitz was born at Stavanger in Norway. At the close of the 18th century he traveled to the University of Copenhagen to study theology, he became a member of The Norwegian Society and became well known for his entertaining songs and drinking songs. He returned to Norway after entering the ministry. From 1800 Zetlitz was parish pastor and vicar at Vikedal in Ryfylke and from 1811 at Kviteseid in Telemark until his death in 1821, he married Maren Elisabeth Bull. Their daughter Axeliane Christine married consul Jacob Kielland; the couple had five daughters. Through this marriage Jens Zetlitz had a large number of notable descendants; the pop singer Bertine Zetlitz is the most famous living descendant. A street in Stavanger is named for Jens Zetlitz, as is the Zetlitz multi use hall in Stavanger Concert Hall. Poesier: første samling Eegenæs: et Digt med Anmærkninger Sange for den norske bondestand Psalmer En norsk Höst: et Digt Johan Nordahl Brun, Biskop over Bergens Stift Alkoran: d.e.

Capitlernes Bog for 1806 Sange for Den Norske Bondestand Prædikener og Leilighedstaler Egenæs: et digt med anmærkninger 2den Deel Jens Zetlitz's samlede Digte 1ste deel Sange for den norske Bondestand Norske Almuesangeres Kløverblad: eller Bruns, Frimanns og Zetlit's Sange for den norske Bondestand. - Godtkjøbsudgave Ny Vise om Jernbanemoroen ved Mjøndalen Udvalg af Jens Zetlitz' Digte Reyse fra Stavanger til Wigedahl i aare Jens Zetlitz: et tohundreårsminne