The Los Angeles Cobras were a professional arena football team based in Los Angeles, California that played one season in the Arena Football League. On March 16, 1988, it was announced that team would be nicknamed the Cobras, as well as the introduction of head coach Ray Willsey; the Cobras played their home games at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, which they shared with the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. The team's logo consisted of an interlocking "LA" in which the left upright of the "A" was formed by the hooded head and "neck" of a cobra; the team debuted April 1988 against the New York Knights. The Cobras finished the season 5-3-1, clinching a playoff spot. Despite a lineup that featured former NFL all-pro receiver Cliff Branch, ex-UCLA quarterback Matt Stevens and future Arena Football Hall of Famer Gary Mullen, Los Angeles drew dismal crowds: just 7,507 per game, second-worst in the AFL; the Cobras lost in the semifinals to the Chicago Bruisers, 29-16. It turned out to be their last game as the Cobras folded after the 1988 season, temporarily cutting the league down The following Cobras players were named to All-Arena Teams: QB Matt Stevens WR/DB Gary Mullen Head coach: Ray Willsey Assistant coach: Lew Erber Running back & special teams coach: Russ Steele Football operations coordinator: Larry Westbrook Trainer: Nick Ortenzo Equipment manager: Marty Hopkins The Cobras are featured in the film Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects starring Charles Bronson.
One scene takes place during a Cobras/Bruisers game the final regular season contest played July 14, 1988. The film was released in early 1989; the Cobras were featured as an unlockable team in EA Sports' Arena Football. L. A. Cobras at ArenaFan.com
The Royal Southern Yacht Club is a yacht club in Hamble-le-Rice, England. It was established in 1837 in Southampton as the Royal Southampton Yacht Club and was given Royal patronage by HM Queen Victoria; the original Club House, which still stands opposite Southampton's Royal Pier, was built in 1846. Its archives record the annual regattas, the parlous state of its finances through most of the nineteenth century, the issues of the time. In 1844 the club wanted to organize a large regatta, but having no funds in hand, it decided to increase the entrance fee and the remit of the club; this involved altering its present denomination. In mid-twentieth century, as Southampton Docks expanded commercially, its waters became less attractive for yachting; the club moved to Hamble, south-east of Southampton, in 1947, where it remains today. List of International Council of Yacht Clubs members Royal Southampton Yacht Club Royal Southern Yacht Club's webpage
Ethiopia is a source country for men and children subjected to trafficking in persons conditions of forced labor and forced prostitution. Girls from Ethiopia's rural areas are forced into domestic servitude and, less commercial sexual exploitation, while boys are subjected to forced labor in traditional weaving, gold mining, agriculture and street vending. Small numbers of Ethiopian girls are forced into domestic servitude outside Ethiopia in Djibouti and Sudan. While Ethiopian boys are subjected to forced labor in Djibouti as shop assistants and errand boys. Women from all parts of Ethiopia are subjected to involuntary domestic servitude throughout the Middle East and in Sudan, many transit through Djibouti, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen as they migrate to labor destinations. Ethiopian women in the Middle East face severe abuses, including physical and sexual assault, denial of salary, sleep deprivation, confinement and murder. Many are driven to despair and mental illness; some women are exploited in the sex trade after arriving at their destinations in brothels and near oil fields in Sudan.
Small numbers of low-skilled Ethiopian men migrate to Saudi Arabia, Arab states of the Persian Gulf, other African nations, where they are subjected to forced labor. During the year, the Somali Regional Security and Administration Office increased recruitment for Special Police Forces and local militias, it was reported that both government-supported forces and insurgent groups in the Degeharbur and Fik zones unlawfully recruited children, though these allegations could not be conclusively verified. The Government of Ethiopia does not comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; the government made progress over the past year in addressing transnational trafficking through increased law enforcement efforts. Due in part to the establishment of the Human Trafficking and Narcotics Section in the Organized Crime Investigation Unit of the Federal Police, there was an increased emphasis on investigation and prosecution of international trafficking crimes, although the continued lack of investigations and prosecutions of internal trafficking crimes remained a concern.
The government maintained its efforts to provide assistance to child trafficking victims identified in the capital region. The U. S. State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons placed Ethiopia in "Tier 2" in 2017. Though the Ethiopian government has increased its efforts to prosecute and punish transnational trafficking offenders, prosecution of internal trafficking cases remains nonexistent. Article 635 of Ethiopia's Criminal Code criminalizes sex trafficking and prescribes punishments not exceeding five years' imprisonment. Articles 596 and 597 outlaw slavery and labor trafficking, prescribe punishments of five to 20 years' rigorous imprisonment; these articles have been used to prosecute trafficking offences. Instead, Articles 598 and 571 are more used to prosecute cases of transnational labor trafficking; the Federal High Court's 11th Criminal Bench heard all cases of transnational trafficking, as well as internal trafficking cases discovered in the Addis Ababa jurisdiction.
Between March and October 2009, the bench heard fifteen cases related to transnational labor trafficking, resulting in five convictions, nine acquittals, one withdrawal due to missing witnesses. Of the five convictions, three offenders received suspended sentences of five years' imprisonment, two co-defendants were fined, one offender is serving a sentence of five years' imprisonment. Thirty-one cases remained pending before the High Court at the end of the reporting period, including one involving alleged internal trafficking; the court concluded the other eight cases, securing eight convictions under Articles 598 and 571 and ordering punishments ranging from five to twelve years' imprisonment, with no suspended sentences. In 2009, the Supreme Court's Justice Professionals Training Center incorporated anti-trafficking training into its routine training programs. Although the government lacked the resources to provide direct assistance to trafficking victims or to fund NGO's to provide victim care, police employed victim identification and referral procedures in the capital referring identified child victims to NGO's for care.
During the year, Child Protection Units – joint police-NGO identification and referral teams operating in each of the 10 Addis Ababa police stations – rescued and referred children to the eleventh CPU in the central bus terminal, dedicated to identifying and obtaining care for trafficked children. In 2009, this unit identified 1,134 trafficked children, an increase of 235 victims over the previous year, it referred 116 trafficked children to NGO shelters for care and family tracing, reunified 757 children with parents or relatives in Addis Ababa and outlying regions. Local police and officials in the regional administrations assisted in the return of the children to their home areas; the Addis Ababa City Administration's Social and Civil Affairs Department reunified 26 trafficked children with their families in the regions and placed five in foster care. While police encouraged victims’ participation in investigations and prosecutions, resource constraints prevented them from c
Andreas Vollenweider is a Swiss harpist. He is categorised as a new-age musician and uses a modified electroacoustic harp of his own design, he has collaborated with Bobby McFerrin, Carly Simon, Luciano Pavarotti and in 1987 received a Grammy Award for the album Down to the Moon. Vollenweider's style has been described by The New York Times as "swirling atmospheric music, which evokes nature and fairy tales", he has toured internationally and produced fourteen regular albums in a career that spans four decades. Vollenweider was born in 1953 and is the son of Hans Vollenweider, an organist and composer, while his mother was a painter. In 1971, he married a kindergarten teacher, with whom he has two sons and a daughter, Noëmi. In 1975, Vollenweider discovered the harp and, finding its traditional versions too limited for his own musical ideas, developed his own style, tailoring the instrument according to his needs, he created the electro-acoustic harp. He formed the trio Poesie und Musik together with Rene Bardet and Orlando Valentini, recording interpretations of the poetry of François Villon and Heinrich Heine, but left in 1978.
During this period, Vollenweider wrote music for film nature documentaries. In 1979 he released Eine Art Suite in XIII Teilen in Switzerland, he subsequently began forming his ensemble “Andreas Vollenweider and Friends”, which included Walter Keiser, Pedro Haldemann, Bobby Reveron, Jon Otis. This five-piece debuted on July 1981, at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Vollenweider was discovered by the German record-producer and manager Vera Brandes, who oversaw the release of Behind the Gardens - Behind the Wall - Under the Tree.... Through her VeraBra Records; the album was distributed through CBS Records International and reached 32 in the German album charts in March 1982. The follow-up Caverna Magica was recorded in the period May–November 1982 while Vollenweider and his band performed around Europe. Released in January 1983, the album managed to reach 11 in the German album chart. In 1983, he underlined his commitment to environmental issues with the EP "Pace Verde" in support for Greenpeace, accompanied by a video that Vollenweider directed and produced himself.
In October of that year he was awarded a Dutch Edison Award in the Instrumental category for Caverna Magica. In 1984, the album White Winds entered the American billboard chart. Released through CBS Masterworks in North America, his records remained on catalogue, clocking up to six-figure sales. Vollenweider embarked on his first American tour in November of that year, making his debut at the Beacon Theatre, New York, it was presented by Carly Simon. She explained that "I knew I had discovered something, going to change me in a wonderful way, I became so obsessed with his music that anyone who came to my house was introduced to it within the first 10 or 15 minutes". Through CBS she arranged for his American debut; as his instrumental tracks were deemed unsuitable for radio, he relied on word-of-mouth in gathering an international following. Vollenweider spent much of 1985 on tour; the shows were described as a new age experience that combined the use of lights and dry ice while Vollenweider appeared as a "white-clad figure who's poised to drive the audience wild with a harp".
In 1987, Down To The Moon, recorded and released in 1984, received a Grammy Award. This was followed by tours in Canada, the United States, thirteen European countries and Australia; when he composed the music of, recorded, the dynamic album Dancing With The Lion in 1988 and 1989, Vollenweider opened his project, for the first time in his career, to numerous guests from a wide range of musical genres. He directed and produced two award-winning videos, one of, for the title selection. Vollenweider's double album The Trilogy, consisted of a selection of the first three albums and unreleased material. In 1991, he followed up with Book of Roses, which included symphonic orchestral elements for the first time. In 1992, he participated in a benefit show for Chernobyl's children on Moscow's Red Square; the same year, he won the World Music Award in Monaco. In 1993-94, he produced his first album including vocals; the 1993–94 album Eolian Minstrel featured contributions from American singers Carly Simon and Eliza Gilkyson.
The release was followed by worldwide tours. In 1994, he performed at the Pavarotti and Friends event in Modena, where he played duets with operatic lyric tenor Luciano Pavarotti and Canadian rock balladeer Bryan Adams. After conducting tours and open-air shows in Europe and the United States, in 1995 he played in Latin America for the first time. 1995–97 saw Vollenweider playing a series of shows in remarkable locations: a tour of Polish castles, a show with Italian singer/songwriter Zucchero at the 2500 m high location of Brunico in the Southern Alps, in a giant volcanic cave at Lanzarote's Festival Musica Visual. In 1998, Vollenweider began the recording of Kryptos, a work for symphonic orchestras and guest virtuosos from all over the world, he initiated a symphonic live project. In 1999, he returned to free improvisation and intimate musical dialogues with his album COSMOPOLY He invited friends, including American vocal acrobat Bobby McFerrin, Brazilian cult poet and singer Milton Nasciment
Buan County is a county in North Jeolla Province, South Korea. It is bounded by the city of Jeongeup on the east, the county of Gochang on the south, the city of Gimje on the north, Yellow Sea on the west. Buan is divided into 1 eup, 12 myeon, 510 ri. Buan had a 2001 estimated population of 74,716 people and a 2018 population of 54,441 people with an area of 493.35km2. Famous people from Buan include poet, Yi Mae-chang. Like many rural areas in southern Korea, it has seen shrinking population with many younger people moving north to larger cities such as Seoul; this county should not be confused with the new capital of South Jeolla Province. During the Samhan Period Buan County was called Mahan, it was called Jiban statelets among the 54 Mahan statelets. During the Beakjae Period there were two small localities: Heunlyangmae. In B. C 757, after Silla united the three kingdoms, Gyehwa was a part of Gobu. Honliang was renamed as Hee-an and was a part of Gobu. During the Goryeo period, the county was called Boan-hyeon and was nicknamed as Namju.
In late Goryeo, during King U's regime, there were local governors were posted to Buryeong-hyeon and Boan-hyeon. In the Joseon period During year 14 and 16 of king Taejong's regime, the two localities Buryeong-hyeon and Boan-hyeon were merged and separated several times. In December 1416, the two localities were merged and was named Buan, the "bu" coming from Buryeong and the "an" coming from Boan; the following year a locality was renamed as Buanjin. A high-level civil servant named. In 1423, the ruler was changed from Cheomjeoljesa to Hyeongam. Locality Buan was changed into Boan County in 1895, when several different terms representing localities were unified to a single therm - gun. In 1914, during the Japanese occupation, the administrative district was changed: Wido become a part of Yeonggwang County, Biando was annexed to Gunsan City. Baeksan and Deoklim of Gobu County were annexed to Buan County. In 1943 Byreong-myeon was upgraded into Buan-eup. On January 1, 1963, According to changes in the administrative districts, Wido-myeon of Yeonggwang County was annexed to Buan County.
With the reclamation works of Gaehwado in 1978, the country's territory was increased by 3,968ha. In 1983 Sannae-myeon and Jinseo-myeon were divided into Jinso-myeon; the administrative district consists of 1 eup and 12 myeon. The total area is 493㎢. Buan county is located and longitude 126 degrees 40 minutes, latitude 35 degrees 40 minutes, it is located to the west of North Jeolla Province and its border meets with Gunsan City at the sea. To the north there is Gimje City, to the southeast there is Jeongeup City, to the south there is Gochang County; the land is high on the west site. The peninsula sticks out on the Yellow Sea. To the southwest direction a mountain named. To the northeast there are rich fields; the coast line which runs from the mouth of the Dongjingang River to Julpo-myeon Upo-ri, is 66km long. The influence of sea winds bring about a lot of snow in the winter. Buan Bus Terminal provides direct services to Seoul and Gwangju, as well as services within North Jeolla province to Jeonju, Iksan, Gunsan and Gochang.
The nearest railway station is at Gimje on the Honam Line. National Route 30 National Route 23 Seohaean Expressway Eight Scenic Views of Byeonsan WoongYeonJoDae Jigso Waterfall SoSaMoJong WolMyeongMooAe SeoHaeNakJo ChaeSeokBeomJu JiPoSinGyeong GaeAmGoJeokMuseum New & Renewable Energy Village Seokjeong Literary Museum Hwimok Art MuseumTemple Naeso Temple Gaeam Temple twinned: Ansan, South Korea Goyang, South Korea Gwangmyeong, South Korea Suyeong District, South Korea Jung District, South Korea Pohang, South Korea Chungju, South Korea Friendship: Dobong District, South Korea Dongdaemun District, South Korea Honghu, China Geography of South Korea Buan County government home page http://www.buan.go.kr/ http://www.buan.go.kr/eng
"I Can Feel You" is a song by American pop singer-songwriter Anastacia from her fourth studio album, Heavy Rotation. The track was released in Europe on October 10, 2008 and in the United Kingdom on October 13, 2008 as the album's lead single; the worldwide premiere was in the UK on BBC Radio 2 on August 21, 2008. This song received mixed to negative reviews. Allmusic editor Jon O'Brien didn't like the single release of the song: "Lead single "I Can Feel You" misleadingly suggests that this doesn't seem like a wise decision. Written by man of the moment Ne-Yo, its promising opening funky beats and squelchy synths are let down by such a non-event of a chorus that it's hard to believe it's penned by the same man behind Rihanna's recent infectious chart hits. A prime example of using a star name just for the sake of it, it's arguably the most underwhelming comeback song of the year." Alex Fletcher of Digital Spy in album review wrote "Make Anastacia relevant to the generation brought up on Amy Winehouse and The Pussycat Dolls rather than Mariah and Whitney.
The low-key disco" of lead single "I Can Feel You" decent indication of Anastacia's intentions." He compared the song to that time recent Britney Spears singles. Nick Levine of Digital Spy reviewed the single: "Sadly,'I Can Feel You' isn't the big comeback single she needs after what in pop terms is a lengthy hiatus, it begins promisingly with a funky disco groove, but the chorus lacks the oomph that turned "Left Outside Alone" and "I'm Outta Love" into radio favourites." and gave it 2 out of 5 stars. Ian Gittins of Virgin Media praised vocal performance: "Her asbestos larynx is in full effect on Heavy Rotation, rasping through R&B-hued lead-off single "I Can Feel You." The music video had its official premiere on September 14, 2008. Directed by Chris Applebaum and filmed in Los Angeles, the video consists of Anastacia in four different settings, having no real concept; the first is Anastacia in a smoky alley wearing a silver dress and hopping around. The second is Anastacia in black leather pants, laying on a chair, surrounded by green lights.
The third setting includes Anastacia naked in a bathtub, covering her breasts with her hands and arms. The final setting is Anastacia wearing a second silver dress and a huge feather boa and singing in front of a wall; these four settings are intertwined with backstage footage of the videoshoot, including footage of Anastacia's husband and her dogs. Anastacia performed "I Can Feel You" in 2008 at the following events: on September 29 on Operacija trijumf, the Serbian version of Star Academy. On October 20 on ¡Mira quién baila!, the Spanish version of Dancing with the Stars. on October 28 at the "Pink Ribbon Gala" in Stockholm, Sweden. On November 25 on Serata d'Onore, an Italian TV show which aired on Rai Due. on November 23, at "Divas II", a benefit concert in England which aired on ITV1. On November 28 at "Energy Stars for Free 2008", a benefit concert in Switzerland. At 95.8 Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball on December 10. The concert took place at The O2 arena in London. On December 31 at the welcoming to the new year in Spain.
At the popular TV show Wetten, dass..? in Stuttgart, Germany, on December 13. At the Cheerios ChildLine Concert in Dublin, Ireland, on 16 December. UK 2-track promo CD single "I Can Feel You" – 3:31 "I Can Feel You" – 3:50UK 5-track promo CD single "I Can Feel You" – 3:49 "I Can Feel You" – 3:34 "I Can Feel You" – 7:54 "I Can Feel You" – 3:33 "I Can Feel You" – 3:26German CD single "I Can Feel You" – 3:50 "I Can Feel You" – 3:48International CD single "I Can Feel You" – 3:50 "I Can Feel You" – 7:54International CD maxi-single "I Can Feel You" – 3:30 "In Summer" – 4:07 "I Can Feel You" – 7:54 "I Can Feel You" Australian CD single "I Can Feel You" – 3:30 "I Can Feel You" – 7:54 "In Summer" – 4:07 "I Can Feel You" Vocals: Anastacia Producers: Chuck Harmony Lead vocals produced by Sam Watters Recording: Chuck Harmony Mixing: Manny Marroquin at Larrabee Studios in Los Angeles, California Recorded at The Carrington House in Atlanta, Georgia Anastacia's official website Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics