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Lester Flatt

Lester Raymond Flatt was an American bluegrass guitarist and mandolinist, best known for his collaboration with banjo picker Earl Scruggs in The Foggy Mountain Boys. Flatt's career spanned multiple decades, breaking out as a member of Bill Monroe's band during the 1940s and including multiple solo and collaboration works exclusive of Scruggs, he first reached a mainstream audience through his performance on "The Ballad of Jed Clampett", the theme for the network television series The Beverly Hillbillies, in the early 1960s. Flatt was born in Duncan's Chapel, Overton County, Tennessee, to Nannie Mae Haney and Isaac Columbus Flatt. In 1943, he played mandolin and sang tenor in The Kentucky Pardners, the band of Bill Monroe's older brother Charlie, he first came to prominence as a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in 1945 and played a thumb-and-index guitar style, in part derived from the playing of Charlie Monroe and Clyde Moody. In 1948, he started a band with fellow Monroe alumnus Earl Scruggs, for the next 20 years and Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys were one of the most successful bands in bluegrass.

When they parted ways in 1969, Flatt formed a new group, the Nashville Grass, hiring many of the Foggy Mountain Boys. He continued to record and perform with that group until his death in 1979, his role as rhythm guitar player and singer in each of these seminal ensembles helped define the sound of traditional bluegrass music. His solid guitar playing and rich lead voice are unmistakable in hundreds of bluegrass standards, he is remembered for his library of compositions. Flatt was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1985 with Scruggs, he was posthumously made an inaugural inductee into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor in 1991. His hometown of Sparta, held a bluegrass festival in his honor for a number of years, before being discontinued a few years prior to the death of the traditional host, resident Everette Paul England. Flatt and Scruggs were ranked number 24 on CMT's 40 Greatest Men of Country Music in 2003, they performed "The Ballad of Jed Clampett", used as the theme for the television show The Beverly Hillbillies.

Flatt died of heart failure in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 64. Lester Flatt biography Lester Flatt at AllMusic Lester Flatt discography at Discogs Lester Flatt on IMDb Lester Flatt at Find a Grave

Harry Hunkele

Harry Hunkele is an American Film and Television Director and Editor. He is a ten-time Emmy Award winning television director and producer and is the director of the feature documentary Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace. Hunkele was born in rural Vermont, came to New York City in the early 1980s. After spending many years in and around television and commercial production, in 2003, he joined the upstart network NYC Media, the brainchild of the administration of billionaire-turned-Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Soon after signing on network Head of Production Seth Unger asked Hunkele to produce a documentary series entitled Blueprint NYC, which highlighted local architectural and historical aspects of New York City iconography. At the same time, Hunkele was playing double-duty showrunning $9.99 a popular reality show that airs in New York on local station WNBC. In 2005, Hunkele was given a new assignment by General Manager Arick Wierson - Secrets of New York. Hunkele helped turn the show into one of the all-time most nominated and winning documentary series in New York City history.

Starring Kelly Choi, the series aired nationally on PBS and has been recognized for its novel and innovative approach to the television documentary format. With digital graphics and animations, stylized 3D recreations, heavy metal and electronica original and canned use of songs and musical scores, a compelling subject matter, the show has become the signature production of NYC Media; the program traditionally dominated the New York Emmy Awards across several categories. In Season Three, the show went from a half-hour format to one-hour specials. Secrets of New York Website Harry Hunkele on IMDb

Wasteland (10 Years song)

"Wasteland" is a single released by alternative metal band 10 Years in 2005. It is their debut single from The Autumn Effect; the song reached number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in February 2006 during its twenty-seventh week on the chart, making it one of the slowest-rising number-one singles in the chart's history. It spent an unprecedented ten weeks at the number two position on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. In December 2017, the RIAA gave "Wasteland" a gold certification for selling 500,000 copies; the song was featured on the band's independent second album Killing All That Holds You, produced by Travis Wyrick. The album was reissued with four acoustic tracks; the acoustic tracks were recorded live by Mike D for Lakeside Studios. The first music video was a representation of the song and featured Jesse Hasek's cousin and child actor, Brad Renfro, had a long struggle with drug abuse, was the inspiration for the song, it was directed by Scott Lee. This music video has been removed from many websites including YouTube.

A second music video was a metaphorical representation using a fish flopping around on a dry lake bed. Directed by Chris Simms, this version can only be seen online; the third and final music video released for the song addressed the social problem of human rights around the world. This video was directed by Kevin Kerslake; the video received nominations for Best Direction and Best Art Direction at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. In Brazil, this song was featured in a promotional video for the TV series Heroes; the first and second music videos used the recording of the song from the album Killing All That Holds You, while the final video used the re-recorded version from The Autumn Effect. The third video, directed by Kevin Kerslake for Amnesty International shows various victims of human rights violations from around the world. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Second normal form

Second normal form is a normal form used in database normalization. 2NF was defined by E. F. Codd in 1971. A relation is in the second normal form if it fulfills the following two requirements: It is in first normal form, it does not have any non-prime attribute, functionally dependent on any proper subset of any candidate key of the relation. A non-prime attribute of a relation is an attribute, not a part of any candidate key of the relation. Put a relation is in 2NF if it is in 1NF and every non-prime attribute of the relation is dependent on the whole of every candidate key. Note that it does not put any restriction on the non-prime to non-prime attribute dependency; that is addressed in third normal form. A functional dependency on part of any candidate key is a violation of 2NF. In addition to the primary key, the relation may contain other candidate keys; the following relation does not satisfy 2NF because: is functionally dependent on is not part of a candidate key, so it is a non-prime attribute is a subset of candidate key Therefore is a non-prime attribute functionally dependent on a part of a candidate key, is in violation of 2NFEven if the designer has specified the primary key as, the relation is not in 2NF because of the other candidate keys. is a candidate key, Manufacturer country is dependent on a proper subset of it: Manufacturer.

To make the design conform to 2NF, it is necessary to have two relations: Attribute-value system Database Normalization Basics by Mike Chapple An Introduction to Database Normalization by Mike Hillyer. A tutorial on the first 3 normal forms by Fred Coulson Description of the database normalization basics by Microsoft

Queen Elizabeth II (painting)

Queen Elizabeth II is a painting of the British monarch by British-Canadian artist Henry Ward. Its full title is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the Founder of the British Red Cross Henri Dunant. Painted in secret in Canada, it was unveiled by the Queen at Windsor Castle in October 2016 and commemorates the Queen's 60-year role as the patron of the British Red Cross. Ward was chosen to prepare the portrait; the painting was influenced by previous royal portraitists including Anthony van Dyck and Joshua Reynolds. Ward painted the portrait in secret in his converted garage studio in Burlington, using reference photographs from a two-hour session at Windsor Castle's White Drawing Room, he remarked that passers-by would catch a glance at the work in progress and be surprised. In the portrait, Ward attempted to show the links between the charity and royalty through the blue Order of the Garter robes, the diamond bracelet and tiara, which were owned by the British Red Cross's first royal patron, Queen Alexandra, in the background a bust of Henry Dunant, founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Ward wanted to show an authentic portrayal of the Queen in her 90s. He said, "I wanted a strong queen in my portrait, a queen of warmth but of reserve." The painting was unveiled at Windsor Castle on 14 October 2016, by the Queen. The following month the first public viewing was planned at Knightsbridge, it was put on permanent display at the Savoy Hotel. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – An 80th Birthday Portrait Pietro Annigoni's portraits of Elizabeth II Meet the artist behind the Queen’s new official portrait, CBS This Morning 20 October 2016 Henry Liam Ward Website

Ingvald M. Smith-Kielland Sr.

Ingvald Mareno Smith-Kielland was a Norwegian military officer. A son of Colonel Ingvald Maryllus Emil Smith and Maren Elisabeth Bull Kielland his mother was a daughter of Jacob Kielland, sister of Jens Zetlitz Kielland and Jacob Kielland and sister-in-law of Jacob Jørgen Kastrup Sømme. Ingvald Mareno Smith-Kielland was a first cousin of Axel Christian, Jacob, Kitty and Tycho Kielland. In 1889 he married Ragnhild Johanne Duborgh, he was the father of Ingvald Smith-Kielland and Per Smith-Kielland, a grandfather of Ingvald Mareno Smith-Kielland. Through his wife he was a brother-in-law of William Duborgh, he became a student in 1881, was trained as a military officer in 1885. He was a Premier Lieutenant in the Cavalry from 1889, Rittmester from 1897, he advanced to Major in 1911 and Colonel in 1917. He led the dragoon regiment Oplandenes Dragonregiment from 1917 to 1928, was acting leader of the 2nd Division from 1926 to 1928, he was decorated with the Norwegian Coronation Medal of 1906 and the Belgian Military Cross, was a Knight First Class of the Order of the Sword, a Knight of the Order of Dannebrog, the Royal Victorian Order and the Legion of Honour