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MTV2 is an American pay television channel owned by the ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks division of ViacomCBS. The channel was broadcast free-to-air in selected markets, where the former all-request music channel known as The Box was broadcast; the channel launched as a constant, commercial-free music videos, once the original MTV had started to change its direction to reality television and serial documentaries. As with its parent network, MTV2's focus on music programming would be downplayed during the 2000s. Since 2011, MTV2 has been targeting young adult men with original and acquired lifestyle and reality programming, reruns of male-targeting shows from MTV, acquired sitcoms and movies, a daily block of Hip-Hop and Rock genre videos in the early mornings. Due to Viacom's 2017 restructuring plan, MTV2's original programs were moved over to the flagship MTV network, while the former network would drop its music video blocks in November of that year. In February 2015 79,416,000 American households received MTV2.

MTV2 began broadcasting as M2 on August 1, 1996 – MTV's 15th anniversary – with Beck's "Where It's At" being the first video to air. M2 was created ostensibly to answer critics and viewers who complained MTV didn't show music videos anymore. Based on MTV Network's internal research, viewers' pent-up demand for additional music video viewing options—a demand that M2 was designed to meet—fed expectations within the company that the new channel's success would be inevitable and immediate. Upon M2's launch, the new 24-hour music video network proved to be as popular with viewers as MTV hoped. However, as digital cable technology was slow to expand into major cities, cable companies refused to add yet another music channel to their limited, pre-digital channel lineup, arguing that with MTV, VH1, CMT, Fuse and other niche music video options, the audience for'music on TV' was being sufficiently serviced; the fact that M2 generated huge ratings whenever it was tested—by the subscription companies themselves—in free previews around the country was not enough to convince the pay-TV gatekeepers to add M2 to their lineup.

As a result, in its first couple of years on the air, M2 was restricted to satellite television plus the few, small markets where digital cable was available, limiting its audience reach to around 12 million homes by 2000. M2 broadcast live over the internet during its early years, which meant it was ahead of its time in a period when few people had broadband internet connections. Due in part to the unexpectedly slow roll-out of the fledgling channel, MTV Networks decided to rebrand M2 in the first quarter of 1999, changing the name to MTV2 in the hopes the new image would signal a new start; as digital cable expanded nationwide, MTV2 continued its own inexorable growth. During M2's first year, music videos were programmed to run on a 24-hour basis without repeating, leading to ecstatic reports of marathon viewing sessions at college campuses across the country. However, once it became clear M2's market growth was being thwarted by the major cable companies' obstinance, the network was forced to take difficult but necessary cost-cutting measures.

The most obvious change—and the most upsetting to viewers—was the decision to end M2's popular 24-hour "no repeat" policy. In its place, daily programming was curtailed to an 8-hour block, repeated three times a day: from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. after which a new 8-hour block of programming would start the cycle again. Predictably, this new format was as disappointing and frustrating to M2 fans as it was to the network itself. At its launch, M2 had three VJs: Matt Pinfield, Kris Kosach, Jancee Dunn, each of whom appeared on-screen 3-5 times per hour over the course of their individual 4-6 hour host segments. To long-time MTV viewers, Pinfield was as the host of the seminal MTV show 120 Minutes, while Kosach and Dunn came from other areas of the music industry. Kosach was an alternative radio DJ, morning show host, Dunn was a respected writer/editor at Rolling Stone magazine; the latter was so new to television that she was visibly painfully uncomfortable in front of the camera.

Pinfield left to host other shows on MTV, while Kosach went on to host the Paul Allen pet project, "AudioFile" for TechTV where she covered the evolution of music in the digital age before hosting two programs for Travel Channel. Dunn would remain at MTV2 until 2001. In the beginning, M2's programmers were given full, unrestricted access to MTV's entire video library, as well as exclusive "first use" of videos from new bands, treated M2 like an independent or college radio station; this unprecedented mandate gave programmers the freedom to showcase obscure and/or emerging artists, as well as the chance to air seldom-seen, never-seen videos languishing in the vaults. Much thought and effort went into how videos were programmed often with specific, off-beat themes that explored connections between genres of music, years/eras, song titles. Programming blocks were sometimes filled with a band or singer's entire video collection shown in chronological order (s

Carlos Embaló

This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Apna and the second or paternal family name is Embaló. Carlos Apna Embaló is a Guinea-Bissauan footballer. Embalo was bought by Palermo from Portuguese team Chaves. Rosanero loaned Embalo to Carpi. On 13 September 2014, Embaló made his professional debut with Carpi in a 2014–15 Serie B match against Crotone. After his loan period end, Palermo loaned him to Brescia. On 15 June 2016, Palermo announced the contract extension with Embalo until 30 June 2020. On 25 January 2019, he joined Cosenza on loan until the end of the 2018–19 season. After Palermo's exclusion from Italian football, he left Italy for Belgium by joining Eupen. Scores and results list Guinea-Bissau's goal tally first. Carlos Embaló at ForaDeJogo Carlos Embaló at Soccerway


Acreúna is a city and municipality in western Goiás state, Brazil. Acreúna is located in the statistical micro-region of Vale do Rio dos Bois, southwest of the state capital, Goiânia, on BR-060, which links Goiânia with Rio Verde; the distance to Goiânia is 153 kilometers via BR-060 / Guapó / Indiara. Municipal boundaries: North: Paraúna and Jandaia South: Turvelândia East: Edéia and Indiara West: Montividiu and Santo Antônio da Barra The town appeared in 1964 in the territory of the municipality of Paraúna, it was created through the initiative of Benedicto Arystogogo de Mello, who had founded the settlements of Riverlândia, in Rio Verde, Vila Brasil, in Santa Helena de Goiás. Mello negotiated with a large landowner of the region to begin selling the lots; the lands were on the banks of the Rio Verdão and near the Brasília – Acre highway, under construction at the time. Origin of the name The name of the town, Acreúna, comes from a combination of Acre, final destination of the highway which crosses the town, Una, a tribute to Paraúna, the municipality where it had been located before becoming a separate municipality.

It became a district in 1968 and, thanks to its rapid population growth and economic development, it separated from Paraúna in 1976 to become an independent municipality. Population density: 11.85 inhabitants/km2 Population density: 12.95 inhabitants/km2 Growth rate 2000/2007: 0.20.% Urban population: 16,424 Urban population: 20,279 Rural population: 2,129 Eligible voters: 14,790 City government in 2005: mayor, vice-mayor, 09 councilmembers The economy is based on agriculture, with a great production of sugarcane, cotton and soybeans. The cattle herd had 99,000 head in 2003. Industrial units: 36 Retail commercial units: 213 Banking units: Banco do Brasil S. A.- BRADESCO S. A.- Banco Itaú S. A. GDP: 229,685 GDP per capita: 10,959 Vehicles automobiles: 1,862 trucks: 317 pickups: 413 motorcycles: 1,001Source: IBGE The main agricultural products cotton: 2,000 ha. / 5,200 tons sugarcane: 5,700 hectares / 501,600 tons corn: 10,000 hectares / 60,000 tons soybeans: 22,000 hectares / 61,600 tonsSource: Sepin Farm information Number of farms: 434 Total farm area: 141,236 Planted area: 51,300 ha.

Area of natural pasture: 65,990 ha. Workers in agriculture: 1,042 Infant mortality rate in 2014: 23.97 Infant mortality rate in 2000: 21.13 Infant mortality rate in 1990: 35.64 Hospitals: 03 with 75 beds Literacy rate in 2015: 97.1 Literacy rate in 2000: 83.2 Literacy rate in 1991: 77.1 Schools: 13 with 3,840 students Schools: 12 with 6,309 students Higher education: none reporting in 2006Source: IBGE Municipal Human Development Index: 0.686 Municipal Human Development Index: 0.763 State ranking: 50 National ranking: 1,498 For the complete list see List of municipalities in Goiás Microregions of Goiás Frigoletto Rádio Liberdade FM Guia Comercial de Acreúna

Chen Yifa

Chen Yifa, more known in Chinese as Chen Yifaer, was a Chinese internet live broadcast host. She made her first live broadcast on Douyu in 2014 and rose to fame for her internet single "Fairy Town" in 2016. Chen's career as a live streamer ended abruptly on 31 July 2018 when her heartless comments over Nanking massacre caused major outrage in China. Chen made fun of the Nanking massacre, a mass murder committed by Japanese troops in 1938 killing over 300,000 people, by saying “Japanese soldiers’ blades were so fast”. While watching a live game stream, she described a scene in the game as "bowing to Yasukuni shrine," referring to the controversial shrine honoring Japanese soldiers, including convicted war criminals. Chen reportedly took a photo under a teenage girl's skirt on subway and posted it online in a weibo blog without masks, which together with many of her other indecent and antisocial blogs demonstrated the dark side of her twisted personalities, her weibo account has been banned when those indecent contents attracted much wider public attention through her comments on Nanking massacre

Scaly-breasted thrasher

The scaly-breasted thrasher is a species of bird in the family Mimidae found in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles. It was united with the pearly-eyed thrasher in Margarops but now is again placed in the monotypic genus Allenia, it is found in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It may have disappeared from Barbados and Sint Eustatius, its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, degraded former forest. Media related to Allenia fusca at Wikimedia Commons

King's Bridge

The King's Bridge is a historic covered bridge in Middlecreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1806, is a 127-foot-4-inch-long Burr truss bridge, with an asbestos covered gable roof; the bridge crosses Laurel Hill Creek. It is one of 10 covered bridges in Somerset County, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. List of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in Pennsylvania Historic American Engineering Record No. PA-638, "King's Bridge", 5 photos, 2 data pages, 1 photo caption page