In military forces, leave is a permission to be away from one's unit, either for a specified or unspecified period of time. The term AWOL, standing for absent without leave, is a term for desertion used in armed forces of many English-speaking countries. Various militaries have specific rules. British troops in World War I received leave for "Blighty" every 15 months."Block leave" is the time allotted to be spent with families independently of their units and where they must not report to their units while on rotation from their tours. A furlough is an extended period of leave from front line service. For example, during World War II New Zealand soldiers who had served overseas for long periods were granted a "furlough" for a visit home; these soldiers on leave were called "furlough men" Leave
Dirk Felsenheimer, better known under his stage name Bela B, is a German musician and songwriter. He is best known for being the one of the singers in the German band Die Ärzte. In 2006, he released his first solo album entitled Bingo. Bela B is an actor and has done several voice-overs for television and film. Dirk Albert Felsenheimer was born in the westernmost borough of Berlin, he has a twin sister named his parents separated when he was five years old. Felsenheimer graduated from the Carlo-Schmid-Oberschule. Afterwards he joined the police force due to boredom and because of the influence of his uncle, a police officer. However, shortly before joining the force Bela became punk, which seemed at odds with the conformity required of him in the police. Despite his reservations, he began police training, as he could think of no other viable option and he did not want his mother to worry about him. However, he quit the force soon after joining because he felt that he did not belong there and he began being harassed by the other recruits.
He worked in a warehouse for a short time before beginning a 3-year apprenticeship as a window-dresser for the department store Hertie. Felsenheimer took his stage name from Dracula actor Bela Lugosi, whom he has admired since childhood; the B stands for Barney, as the German name of the fictional The Flintstones character Barney Rubble is "Barney Geröllheimer" and he was nicknamed after him because of the similarity to "Felsenheimer". Felsenheimer is registered with the German performing rights society GEMA as'Bela Barney Felsenheimer'. Bela B. lives with their son in Hamburg. Bela B. first played in the short-lived Soilent Grün before co-founding Die Ärzte in 1982 with singer/guitarist Farin Urlaub and bassist Hans Runge. The group soon appeared on the 20 Überschäumende Stimmungshits compilation, after winning an amateur band contest they spent their winnings on their 1983 debut EP, Uns geht's prima.... They signed a record deal with Columbia Records, which issued the band's debut LP, Debil, in 1984.
After releasing several albums, the band broke up in 1988 and reunited in 1993. After Die Ärzte split up, he soon formed a new band, S. U. M. P, with friend Rodrigo González and the band released an EP entitled Get Wise, Get Ugly, Get S. U. M. P. Featuring cover versions of popular songs; the band was renamed Depp Jones, named after a character in the German version of the comic book series Lucky Luke. Their 1990 debut LP, Return to Caramba!, failed to capitalise on the popularity of Die Ärzte, its follow-ups Welcome to Hell and At 2012 A. D. did worse. Farin Urlaub's new band, King Køng struggled, in 1993 he and Bela B. agreed to reform Die Ärzte, with former Depp Jones guitarist Rodrigo González joining them on bass. In 2006, Bela released his first solo album Bingo, produced by Wayne Jackson and Olsen Involtini; the record combined many different music styles such as country, beat music and traditional rock elements. Bela's love for Horror can be heard in many of the songs on the album, he worked in return guested on his album Cake or Death.
Charlotte Roche and Bela's close friend, singer Lula feature on Bingo. Bela's record reached number five in Austria. Following the album release, Bela toured with his band Bela B. Y Los Helmstedt, including appearances at several German festivals including Rock im Park, Rock am Ring, MTV Campus Invasion and Gurtenfestival. A follow-up record, Code B was released on 2 October 2009. Bela is a fan of horror, reflected in many of his songs, such as Dein Vampyr, Der Graf, Die Nacht, Wir werden schön, Der Vampir mit dem Colt, Licht am Ende des Sarges and Monsterparty. One of Bela's particular features is that he plays drums standing up during performances, he has done this since he saw the Stray Cats perform in 1983. Up to that point he had performed sitting down for the first Die Ärzte concerts. However, he plays sitting down in the studio, performed seated during the "Rock'n'Roll Realschule" concert and in the unplugged sections of the "Jenseits der Grenze des Zumutbaren" and "Unrockstar" tours. Bela was the owner of the Leipzig comic book publisher Extrem Erfolgreich Enterprises, which published horror comic books, including German versions of independent series such as "Faust" and "Satanika".
Their titles included their own publications such as "Schweinevogel" and a comic about Die Ärzte. In an interview with the Berlin magazine Zitty in September 2006, Bela B. announced that he was giving up his publishing project, "In recent years the publishing house has just petered out. In 2005 we published the book "Zehn kleine Grufties" and three other books; that isn't much for a publishing house and that's why we have now decided to close down EEE. As an author he has written for the vampire anthology Liber Vampirorum: Last Blood and for comic books published by his publishing house. Bela's other hobbies include acting and he has appeared in many German television productions, including episodes of Alarm für Cobra 11 and Tatort, as well as in Gonger for the German television channel ProSieben in 2008 and in the film Ein Göttlicher Job. In 1985 Bela portrayed one of the main characters in Richy Guitar, a film about an aspiring rock band which starred his Die Ärzte bandmates Farin Urlaub and Hans Runge.
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A leaf is an organ of a vascular plant and is the principal lateral appendage of the stem. The leaves and stem together form the shoot. Leaves are collectively referred to as foliage, as in "autumn foliage". A leaf is a thin, dorsiventrally flattened organ borne above ground and specialized for photosynthesis. In most leaves, the primary photosynthetic tissue, the palisade mesophyll, is located on the upper side of the blade or lamina of the leaf but in some species, including the mature foliage of Eucalyptus, palisade mesophyll is present on both sides and the leaves are said to be isobilateral. Most leaves have distinct upper surface and lower surface that differ in colour, the number of stomata, the amount and structure of epicuticular wax and other features. Leaves can have many different shapes and textures; the broad, flat leaves with complex venation of flowering plants are known as megaphylls and the species that bear them, the majority, as broad-leaved or megaphyllous plants. In the clubmosses, with different evolutionary origins, the leaves are simple and are known as microphylls.
Some leaves, such as bulb scales, are not above ground. In many aquatic species the leaves are submerged in water. Succulent plants have thick juicy leaves, but some leaves are without major photosynthetic function and may be dead at maturity, as in some cataphylls and spines. Furthermore, several kinds of leaf-like structures found in vascular plants are not homologous with them. Examples include flattened plant stems called phylloclades and cladodes, flattened leaf stems called phyllodes which differ from leaves both in their structure and origin; some structures of non-vascular plants function much like leaves. Examples include the phyllids of liverworts. Leaves are the most important organs of most vascular plants. Green plants are autotrophic, meaning that they do not obtain food from other living things but instead create their own food by photosynthesis, they capture the energy in sunlight and use it to make simple sugars, such as glucose and sucrose, from carbon dioxide and water. The sugars are stored as starch, further processed by chemical synthesis into more complex organic molecules such as proteins or cellulose, the basic structural material in plant cell walls, or metabolised by cellular respiration to provide chemical energy to run cellular processes.
The leaves draw water from the ground in the transpiration stream through a vascular conducting system known as xylem and obtain carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by diffusion through openings called stomata in the outer covering layer of the leaf, while leaves are orientated to maximise their exposure to sunlight. Once sugar has been synthesized, it needs to be transported to areas of active growth such as the plant shoots and roots. Vascular plants transport sucrose in a special tissue called the phloem; the phloem and xylem are parallel to each other but the transport of materials is in opposite directions. Within the leaf these vascular systems branch to form veins which supply as much of the leaf as possible, ensuring that cells carrying out photosynthesis are close to the transportation system. Leaves are broad and thin, thereby maximising the surface area directly exposed to light and enabling the light to penetrate the tissues and reach the chloroplasts, thus promoting photosynthesis.
They are arranged on the plant so as to expose their surfaces to light as efficiently as possible without shading each other, but there are many exceptions and complications. For instance plants adapted to windy conditions may have pendent leaves, such as in many willows and eucalyptss; the flat, or laminar, shape maximises thermal contact with the surrounding air, promoting cooling. Functionally, in addition to carrying out photosynthesis, the leaf is the principal site of transpiration, providing the energy required to draw the transpiration stream up from the roots, guttation. Many gymnosperms have thin needle-like or scale-like leaves that can be advantageous in cold climates with frequent snow and frost; these are interpreted as reduced from megaphyllous leaves of their Devonian ancestors. Some leaf forms are adapted to modulate the amount of light they absorb to avoid or mitigate excessive heat, ultraviolet damage, or desiccation, or to sacrifice light-absorption efficiency in favour of protection from herbivory.
For xerophytes the major constraint drought. Some window plants such as Fenestraria species and some Haworthia species such as Haworthia tesselata and Haworthia truncata are examples of xerophytes. and Bulbine mesembryanthemoides. Leaves function to store chemical energy and water and may become specialised organs serving other functions, such as tendrils of peas and other legumes, the protective spines of cacti and the insect traps in carnivorous plants such as Nepenthes and Sarracenia. Leaves are the fundamental structural units from which cones are constructed in gymnosperms and from which flowers are constructed in flowering plants; the internal organisation of most kinds of leaves has evolved to maximise exposure of the photosynthetic organelles, the chloroplasts, to light and to increase the absorption of carbon dioxide while at the same time controlling water loss. Their surfaces are waterproofed by the plant cuticle and gas exchange between the mesophyll cells and the atmosphere is controlled by minute openings called stomata which open or close to regulate the rate exchange of carbon dioxide and water vapour into
Leave is the fifth studio album by Singaporean singer Stefanie Sun, released on 21 May 2002 by Warner Music Taiwan. The song, "We Will Get There" is the theme song of the Singapore National Day Parade 2002; the album earned an IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award for Top 10 Best Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year in 2002. "作戰" "我不愛" "懂事" "直來直往" "一樣的夏天" "愛從零開始" "不同" "眼神" "我想" "Leave"Bonus tracks "We Will Get There" "一起走到"
New Adventures in Hi-Fi
New Adventures in Hi-Fi is the tenth studio album by the American alternative rock band R. E. M, it was their fifth major label release for Warner Bros. Records, released on September 9, 1996, in Europe and Australia and the following day in the United States. New Adventures in Hi-Fi was the last album recorded with founding member Bill Berry, original manager Jefferson Holt, long-time producer Scott Litt, it is their longest studio album, with a total track time of 65 minutes. The album was recorded during and after the tour in support of Monster in 1995; the material on the album mixed the acoustic, country rock feel of much of Out of Time and Automatic for the People with the rock sound of Monster and Lifes Rich Pageant. The band has cited Neil Young's 1973 album Time Fades Away as a source of inspiration. Mike Mills said: "We got into the studio feeling happy and relieved that everyone was okay Bill, it made us realise how important we are to each other. Once we'd been through a crisis like that, making a record was a piece of cake.
We discussed making an album of on-the-road stuff a year and a half before we went on the Monster tour. We wanted to get some of the spontaneity of a soundcheck, live show or dressing room. We used all the good songs.'Revolution' – a song we did live – didn't make it onto this record, just like it didn't make it onto Monster.... It takes a good few years for me to decide where an album stands in the pantheon of recorded work we've done; this one may be third behind Murmur and Automatic for the People."The band noted that they borrowed the recording process for the album from Radiohead, who recorded some of the basic tracks for The Bends while on tour and who supported the band in 1994 and 1995. R. E. M. took eight-track recorders to capture their live performances, used the recordings as the base elements for the album. As such, the band's touring musicians Nathan December and Scott McCaughey are featured throughout, with Andy Carlson contributing violin to "Electrolite." After the tour was over, the band went into the Bad Animals Studio and recorded four additional tracks, "How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us", "E-Bow the Letter", "Be Mine", "New Test Leper."
Patti Smith came to the sessions and contributed vocals on "E-Bow the Letter." Audio mixing was finished at John Keane Studio in Athens and Louie's Clubhouse in Los Angeles with mastering by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering in Portland, Maine. In part due to the nature of the recording process, several of the songs are about travel and motion—including "Departure", "Leave", "Low Desert"; the album's liner notes contain pictures from the road and the deluxe edition of the album is a hardcover book in a slipcase featuring more photographs of R. E. M.'s tour. Critical reaction to the album was favorable. Several publications lauded the album for its rich diversity, including Rolling Stone, Q, Mojo. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic says "in its multifaceted sprawl, they wound up with one of their best records of the'90s." At the same time, Melody Maker criticized the album's empty and flat sound caused by recording in arenas and soundchecks. The album is Stipe's favorite from R. E. M. and he considers it the band at their peak.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi has since appeared on several lists compiling the best albums of the 1990s or all time: Magnet: Top 60 Albums 1993–2003 Mojo: The 100 Greatest Albums of Our Lifetime 1993–2006 It was featured on several year-end best-of lists for 1996: Entertainment Weekly Eye Weekly The Face Magnet Mojo New Musical Express Q Rock Sound Rolling Stone Spin Village Voice All songs written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe: The Hi Side "How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us" – 4:31 "The Wake-Up Bomb" – 5:08 "New Test Leper" – 5:26 "Undertow" – 5:09 "E-Bow the Letter" – 5:23 "Leave" – 7:18The Fi Side "Departure" – 3:28 "Bittersweet Me" – 4:06 "Be Mine" – 5:32 "Binky the Doormat" – 5:01 "Zither" – 2:33 "So Fast, So Numb" – 4:12 "Low Desert" – 3:30 "Electrolite" – 4:05Unlike most R. E. M. Albums, this vinyl release did not have custom side names and was instead released as a double album. Record one has tracks 1–6 and record two has tracks 7–14. However, the tape release had custom side names.
The first side was called the "Hi-side" and the second side was called the "Fi-side." New Adventures in Hi-Fi consisted of material written during some of the same sessions as Monster and its following promotional tour. The first three tracks were international singles, with "How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us" being released only in Germany. "E-Bow the Letter" "Tricycle" – 1:59 Recorded during soundcheck at the Riverport Amphitheater, St. Louis, United States on September 22, 1995. "Departure" – 3:35 Recorded during soundcheck at the PalaEur, Italy on February 22, 1995. "Wall of Death" – 3:07 Taken from the Richard Thompson tribute album, Beat the Retreat."Bittersweet Me" "Undertow" – 5:05 Recorded at the Omni Theater, Georgia on November 18, 1995. Taken from the live performance video, Road Movie. "Wichita Lineman" – 3:18 Recorded at The Woodlands, United States on September 15, 1995. "New Test Leper" – 5:29 Recorded at Bad Animals Studio, United States on April 19, 1996."Electrolite" "The Wake-Up Bomb" – 5:07 Recorded at the Omni Theater, Georgia on November 18, 1995.
Brexit is the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Following a referendum held on 23 June 2016 in which 51.9 per cent of those voting supported leaving the EU, the invocation of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union started a two-year process, due to conclude with the UK's exit on 29 March 2019, a deadline, extended to 31 October 2019. Withdrawal has been advocated by Eurosceptics, both left-wing and right-wing, while pro-Europeanists, who span the political spectrum, have advocated continued membership; the UK joined the European Communities in 1973 under the Conservative government of Edward Heath, with continued membership endorsed by a referendum in 1975. In the 1970s and 1980s, withdrawal from the EC was advocated by the political left, with the Labour Party's 1983 election manifesto advocating full withdrawal. From the 1990s, opposition to further European integration came from the right, divisions within the Conservative Party led to rebellion over the Maastricht Treaty in 1992.
The growth of the UK Independence Party in the early 2010s and the influence of the cross-party People's Pledge campaign have been described as influential in bringing about a referendum. The Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron pledged during the campaign for the 2015 UK General Election to hold a new referendum—a promise which he fulfilled in 2016 following pressure from the Eurosceptic wing of his party. Cameron, who had campaigned to remain, resigned after the result and was succeeded by Theresa May, his former Home Secretary, she called a snap general election less than a year but lost her overall majority. Her minority government is supported in key votes by the Democratic Unionist Party. On 29 March 2017, the Government of the United Kingdom invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. May announced the government's intention not to seek permanent membership of the European single market or the EU customs union after leaving the EU and promised to repeal the European Communities Act of 1972 and incorporate existing European Union law into UK domestic law.
Negotiations with the EU started in June 2017. In November 2018, the Draft Withdrawal Agreement and Outline Political Declaration, agreed between the UK Government and the EU, was published; the House of Commons voted against the deal by a margin of 432 to 202 on 15 January 2019, again on 12 March with a margin of 391 to 242 against the deal. On 14 March 2019, the House of Commons voted for the Prime Minister, Theresa May, to ask the EU for such an extension of the period allowed for the negotiation; the broad consensus among economists is that Brexit will reduce the UK's real per capita income in the medium term and long term, that the Brexit referendum itself had damaged the economy. Studies on effects since the referendum show a reduction in GDP, trade and investment, as well as household losses from increased inflation. Brexit is to reduce immigration from European Economic Area countries to the UK, poses challenges for UK higher education and academic research; as of March 2019, the size of the "divorce bill"—the UK's inheritance of existing EU trade agreements—and relations with Ireland and other EU member states remains uncertain.
The precise impact on the UK depends on. In the wake of the referendum of 23 June 2016, many new pieces of Brexit-related jargon have entered popular use. Article 50 Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union is a procedure in treaty that sets out how member states can leave the Union, with a two-year timetable for leaving. Article 50 was triggered by Prime Minister Theresa May at the end of March 2017. Backstop A term referring to the government's proposal to keep Northern Ireland in some aspects of the European Union Customs Union and of the European Single Market to prevent a hard border in Ireland, so as not to compromise the Good Friday Agreement. In principle, it is a temporary measure while the United Kingdom identifies and develops a technology that operates customs and other controls as between the UK and the EU, without any evident border infrastructure, there must be compliance with section 10 of the European Union Act 2018, on "Continuation of North-South co-operation and the prevention of new border arrangements."Blind/ Blindfold Brexit Coined in September 2018 to describe a scenario where the UK leaves the EU without clarity on the terms of a future trade deal.
EU and British negotiators would have until 31 December 2020 to sign off on a future trade deal, during which time the UK will remain a member of the EU, but with no voting rights. Brexit Brexit is a portmanteau of "British" and "exit". Grammatically, it has been called a complex nominal; the first attestation in the Oxford English Dictionary is a Euractiv blog post by Peter Wilding on 15 May 2012. It was coined by analogy with "Grexit", attested on 6 February 2012 to refer to a hypothetical withdrawal of Greece from the eurozone. At present, Brexit is impending under the EU Treaties and the UK Acts of Parliament, the current negotiations pursuant thereto. Canada plus/ Canada model This is shorthand for a model where the United Kingdom leaves the European Union and signs a free trade agreement; this would allow the UK to control its own trade policy as opposed to jointly negotiating alongside the European Union, but would require rules of origin agreements to be reached for UK–EU trade. It is this would lead to trade be
"Leave!" is a song by English recording artist V V Brown from her debut studio album Travelling Like the Light. It was released on March 2009 as the album's second single and was accompanied by a music video; this single, like her debut single. Digitalspy gave the song 4 out of 5 stars. Thank heavens she chose to sweeten the pill!". The review was positive, it was the first song by VV Brown to be reviewed on digitalspy because for some reason "Crying Blood" wasn't put onto their data base when it was released. Femalefirst.co.uk gave the song 4 out of 5 stars. They started the review by comparing her to other successful voices saying "VV Brown is the newest singer to try and make some cash out of a panda that sounds like Amy Winehouse / Duffy / Adele and all credit to her, she does it well. Fair enough, it might not be the most original sound of all time", they ended the review positively by saying "Her funky doo-wap-de-doo-wap sound brings something back to the music industry that seemed to have disappeared many years ago as the like of bubble gum pop came onto the scene.
Her no-frills attitude, mixed with the perfect blend of 50’s pop and MC-ing sound make VV Brown one to watch in 2009". The video starts with Brown standing in front of a box and the camera circles the box. Things start to appear inside the box like a pile of clothes, wine glasses, Brown inside a room, a painting, Brown's chin and mouth, a picture of Brown with a man, Brown's head, a telephone, Brown on a bed with a keyboard, a man on a phone, her hands ripping a picture, a vase with a plant inside, a vase with a dead plant inside, a disco ball and a TV; the outside of the box is brown cardboard, but the inside of the box differs each time from pink, red or green. The video was uploaded onto YouTube in January. On 6 February 2009 behind-the-scenes footage of the video shoot was released onto YouTube; these are the track listings for the single and EP: Single: "Leave!"EP "Leave!" "Leave!" "Leave!" "Leave!" "Leave!" "Leave!" EP "Leave!" This Charming Man VV Brown reads an extract from Marian Keyes best selling novel "This Charming Man" Campsite Sessions BBC's Sound/Switch The Album Chart Show