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Malcolm Young

Malcolm Mitchell Young was an Australian musician and songwriter, best known as a co-founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter for the hard rock band AC/DC. Except for a brief absence in 1988, he was with the band from its November 1973 beginning until retiring in 2014 due to health reasons. Young and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Though his younger brother Angus was the more visible of the brothers, Malcolm was described as the driving force and the leader of the band. In 2014, he stated that despite his retirement from the band, AC/DC was determined to continue making music with his blessing; as the rhythm guitarist, he was responsible for the broad sweep of the band's sound, developing many of their guitar riffs and co-writing the band's material with Angus. Young left AC/DC in 2014 to receive treatment for dementia. In September 2014, the band's management announced, he died from the disease on 18 November 2017. William Young and his family lived at 6 Skerryvore Road in the Cranhill district of Glasgow in Scotland.

William worked first as a wheel boy in a rope works and as a machine / saw operator in an asbestos / cement business. In 1940 William joined the Royal Air Force serving in World War II as a flight engine mechanic. After the war William worked as a yard man for a builder and as a postman, his wife Margaret was a housewife. The "big freeze" of 1963 was one of the worst winters on record in the UK, with snow 8 feet deep. A TV advertisement shown in Britain at that time offered assisted travel for families to start a different life in Australia. 15 members of the Young family left Britain by air in late June 1963, including fifth son and younger brothers and Angus. Aboard were his eldest brother Stephen, his only sister, Mrs Margaret Horsburgh and brother, William Jr. Another elder brother, stayed in the UK, was a member of London-based group, Grapefruit. Another brother, John Young, had migrated to Australia separately. Malcolm described the family's musical background: "All the males in our family played, the oldest played accordion and John were the first couple to play guitar, being older it was sort of passed down to George myself Angus."Initially staying at Villawood Migrant Hostel in Nissen huts, George Young met and became friends with another migrant, Harry Vanda.

The Young family moved into a semi-detached house at 4 Burleigh Street in the Sydney suburb of Burwood. Both Angus and Malcolm Young were in a band with their brother George and his music partner Harry Vanda called Marcus Hook Roll Band; the project released. Malcolm Young played guitar on the 1974 release "Evie" by Stevie Wright and produced by Harry Vanda and George Young; the song has three parts. Young played the guitar solo in Part One of the song. Malcolm Young was in a short lived Newcastle-based band The Velvet Underground. Malcolm Young was 20 when he and younger brother Angus formed AC/DC in 1973. Angus was on lead guitar, Malcolm on rhythm guitar, Colin Burgess on drums, Larry Van Kriedt on bass guitar and Dave Evans on vocals. "Can I Sit Next To You Girl," their first single, was re-recorded with Bon Scott as their vocalist. They decided upon the name AC/DC after seeing the letters "AC/DC" on the back of their sister Margaret's sewing machine. In 1975 AC/DC had moved to Melbourne. In early 1977 they began a European tour with Black Sabbath.

While Bon Scott and Ozzy Osbourne became friends, some other members of the two bands did not get on so well. In one incident, Young alleged that Geezer Butler pulled a knife on him, although Butler has since refuted that. Towards the end of 1977, bassist Mark Evans was fired. Evans described disagreement with Malcolm as a contributing factor, he was replaced by Cliff Williams. In 1988, Young missed the majority of AC/DC's Blow Up Your Video World Tour to address alcohol abuse issues, he became sober and returned to the band. During his absence he was replaced by Stevie Young. At the conclusion of the Black Ice World Tour, Malcolm was diagnosed with lung cancer, it was treated at an early stage, so surgery was successful and the cancer was removed. He had an unspecified heart problem and had a pacemaker. In April 2014, Young became ill and was unable to continue performing. On 16 April 2014, AC/DC released a note stating that Young would be "taking a break from the band due to ill health". However, singer Brian Johnson stated that despite earlier reports, AC/DC are not retiring: "We are getting together in May in Vancouver.

We're going to have a plonk and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens we'll record it." In July, Johnson revealed that Young was in hospital receiving treatment for an unspecified condition and during May recording sessions had been replaced in the studio by guitarist Stevie Young, his nephew. On 24 September 2014, the band's management announced that Young was retiring and would not be rejoining AC/DC. Stevie Young continued to fill in for Malcolm on Bust World Tour. On 26 September 2014, The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Young had been diagnosed with d

Got Me Under Pressure

"Got Me Under Pressure" is a song by ZZ Top from their 1983 album Eliminator. The song was produced by band manager Bill Ham, recorded and mixed by Terry Manning. David Blayney, in his book Sharp Dressed Men described how the song was pre-produced: Billy Gibbons and Linden Hudson wrote the whole song and created a recorded demo all in one afternoon without either Dusty Hill or Frank Beard knowing about it. Linden created the bass on a synthesizer, created drums on a drum machine and helped Billy Gibbons write the lyrics. Besides Eliminator, "Got Me Under Pressure" appears on the following compilations. Rancho Texicano Chrome, Smoke & BBQ Greatest Hits ZZ Top Summer Holiday In 2008, it was used in a TV commercial for Pennzoil. Billy Gibbons - guitar, vocals Dusty Hill - bass Frank Beard - drums Linden Hudson - Preproduction Engineer Alford, Deborah Frost. ZZ Top: bad and worldwide. New York: Collier Books. ISBN 0020029500. Sinclair, David; the story of ZZ Top: Tres Hombres. London: Virgin. ISBN 0-86369-167-6

James Monro

James Monro was a lawyer who became the first Assistant Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police and served as Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis from 1888 to 1890. Monro was born in the son of George Monro, a solicitor, he was educated at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Berlin. In 1857, he joined the Legal Branch of the Indian Civil Service, he served successively as Assistant Magistrate and District Judge in the Bombay Presidency. He became Inspector-General of Police in the Presidency. In 1863, Monro married an Aberdeen woman. In 1884, Monro resigned from the Indian Civil Service and returned to Britain, being appointed the first Assistant Commissioner in London, he succeeded Howard Vincent, whose title had been Director of Criminal Investigation, as head of the Criminal Investigation Department. Vincent had answered directly to the Home Secretary and not to the Commissioner, thus had had the status, but not the title, of Assistant Commissioner. Monro, did answer to the Commissioner.

Monro's immediate problem on his appointment was the Fenian bombing campaign. He managed to bring it under control by 1887, he forged a close alliance with Robert Anderson, the Home Office adviser who controlled the spies infiltrating the Fenians. The two men shared religious beliefs, with both being Protestant Millenariarists, their greatest achievement was in 1887, when they foiled an attempted bombing of Westminster Abbey during Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee celebrations. Monro politicked behind the scenes to assert his primacy over the Home Office in the secret world of spying against the Fenians, he was successful and Special Branch, under his control, became the sole force in charge of covert security in the United Kingdom. He retained personal control over it when he became Commissioner. In 1886, Sir Charles Warren became Commissioner, he and Monro never saw eye-to-eye. Monro had been tipped to succeed as Commissioner, was disappointed not to do so. Warren tried to assert his authority over CID, which his predecessor, Sir Edmund Henderson, had left entirely in Monro's hands.

Warren was not interested in detective work, but unlike Henderson he did not like Monro working directly for the Home Secretary without his approval. In 1888, the last straw came when Warren vetoed Monro's choice of Melville Macnaghten as first Chief Constable. Both Monro and Warren threatened to resign. Home Secretary Henry Matthews accepted Monro's resignation in September and replaced him with Anderson. However, he retained Monro as head of Special Branch and gave him the title of Head of Detectives, with an office in the Home Office. Anderson and his senior CID officers continued to consult with him behind Warren's back during the Jack the Ripper case, with Matthews's complete connivance. Monro refused to accept a salary. Monro was appointed a Companion of the Bath in June 1888. Worn out by constant criticism, Warren resigned in November 1888, Matthews appointed Monro to replace him as Commissioner. Monro was popular within the force, his appointment was welcomed. However, with a tenure of only eighteen months, he was to be the shortest-serving Commissioner in the Met's history.

Monro clashed with the Home Office and the Receiver, the force's chief financial officer. He complained that he had a shortage of men and that the uniform boots and trousers were of inferior quality. In 1890, Assistant Commissioner Richard Pearson died suddenly. Monro wanted to replace him with Chief Constable Charles Howard, but the Home Office preferred Evelyn Ruggles-Brise, one of its own high-flyers. Monro refused; this was compounded by Monro's backing of his men's grievances over pay and pensions. Matthews announced a bill to improve them; when Matthews refused to budge, Monro offered his resignation, accepted on 12 June 1890, to take effect on 21 June. On 17 June, the bill was published, met Monro's demands. Howard was appointed Assistant Commissioner. There was speculation in the press. Monro got some sort of revenge on 18 July by chairing a meeting of all his superintendents which rejected all of the proposals which he himself had demanded! He left the Met as a hero to the press. In 1995 Monro's grandson, Christopher Monro, disclosed that Monro had been convinced that Montague Druitt had been Jack the Ripper but was prevented from saying so.

William Druitt, brother of Montague, had threatened that if his brother was named, he would reveal that there were homosexuals in high positions in Parliament, the Bar, the Army and the Church. Christopher Monro was told this by his father Douglas Monro, who had examined Monro's papers after his death. Monro returned to India in 1890 as a missionary and running Ranaghat Christian Medical Mission in the far north of the country. In 1903, he retired to England. In BBC One's Ripper Street, Monro was played by Michael McElhatton. Martin Fido and Keith Skinner, The Official Encyclopedia of Scotland Yard Media related to James Monro at Wikimedia Commons

José Paniagua

José Luis Paniagua Sánchez is a Dominican professional baseball relief pitcher. He appeared in Major League Baseball from 1996 through 2003 with the Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox. Jesús Alou, working as a scout for the Montreal Expos, signed Paniagua in 1990. Paniagua pitched in the Dominican Republic in 1991 and 1992, making his debut in the United States in 1993 in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League with the GCL Expos. Named one of the Expos' top ten prospects by Baseball America before the 1994 season, Paniagua pitched for the West Palm Beach Expos of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League that year. In 1995, Paniagua started the season with the Harrisburg Senators of the Class AA Eastern League, but was promoted to the Ottawa Lynx of the Class AAA International League to pitch in the Governors' Cup, the league championship series, he pitched in game one. Paniagua made his major league debut on April 5, 1996, defeating the Cincinnati Reds, as the Expos needed a starter to replace the injured Carlos Pérez.

However, the Expos sent him back to the minor leagues that month, when Perez returned. In 22 games for the Expos in 1996 and 1997, Paniagua pitched to a 3–6 win–loss record with a 5.74 earned run average. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays selected Paniagua from the Expos in the 1997 Major League Baseball expansion draft; that offseason, the Seattle Mariners selected Paniagua from waivers. Paniagua spent most of the 1998 season with the Tacoma Rainiers, the Mariners' Class AAA affiliate, which play in the Pacific Coast League, he received a promotion to the Mariners in August, joining the Mariners' bullpen as a relief pitcher. On December 16, 2001, the Mariners traded Paniagua with Brian Fuentes and Denny Stark to the Colorado Rockies for Jeff Cirillo. Though the Rockies intended to send Paniagua to the Detroit Tigers for Shane Halter, the trade fell apart. On March 25, 2002, the Rockies traded Paniagua to the Detroit Tigers for Víctor Santos and Ronnie Merrill; the Tigers released Paniagua during September.

Paniagua was released in March. He played for the Rojos del Águila de Veracruz in the Mexican League, until the Chicago White Sox purchased him on August 26, 2003, he appeared in one game with the White Sox, on September 9. Paniagua entered the game with a six-run lead in the ninth inning, he proceeded to give up 4 earned runs on a walk in 1/3 of an inning. He was pulled from the game by manager Jerry Manuel. On his way to the dugout, he started arguing with umpire Mark Carlson. Paniagua responded by giving Carlson the finger; the White Sox released him the next day. Although he expressed remorse for his actions in a meeting with Manuel and general manager Kenny Williams, it wasn't enough to save his job, he was released in March. The San Diego Padres signed him in July, he saw time in the Florida Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations. Paniagua split 2008 in independent league baseball between the St. George RoadRunners of the Golden Baseball League and the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

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Munich–Regensburg railway

The Munich–Regensburg railway is a double track, electrified main line railway, linking Munich and Regensburg in the German state of Bavaria, with a total length of 138.1 km. It is one of the oldest railways in Germany; the line leaves the Bavarian capital of Munich to the north, running on the left side of the Isar river through the city of Unterschleißheim to Freising, curves to the east and runs through Moosburg, where it crosses the Amper river, continuing to Landshut Hauptbahnhof, north of the centre of Landshut, the capital of Lower Bavaria. Here it connects with branch lines from Mühldorf and Plattling and connected with a branch from Rottenburg, it curves to the north and, after crossing the watershed between the Danube and the Isar at Kläham descends and ends in the city of Regensburg, the capital of Upper Palatinate. The railway line from Munich to Regensburg was built by the Royal Bavarian Eastern Railway Company founded in 1856 and was opened in two parts: from Munich to Landshut on 3 November 1858 and from Landshut to Regensburg via Geiselhöring on 12 December 1859.

The line formed the trunkline of the Bavarian Eastern Railway together with a section of the Nuremberg–Schwandorf line from Nuremberg to Hersbruck, opened on 9 May 1859, the Hersbruck–Schwandorf–Regensburg section, opened on 12 December 1859, the Geiselhöring–Straubing section opened on 12 December 1859. In the summer of 1870 construction started on a line from Neufahrn to Eggmühl and Obertraubling shortening the route between Landshut and Regensburg; this was opened on 6 August 1873. The Geiselhöring–Sünching section was closed as a result; the duplication of the line was carried out in several sections: from Feldmoching to Lohhof on 3 November 1891, to Freising on 19 November 1891, to Moosburg on 25 November 1891 and to Landshut on 28 September 1892. On the same day, the old single-track line was replaced by a two track line further west running through Moosach; the line was electrified on 28 September 1925 from Munich to Freising, on 3 October 1925 to Landshut, on 1 October 1926 to Neufahrn and on 10 May 1927 to Regensburg.

Between 1966 and 1972, the stations of Freising, Lohhof and Moosach and the halts of Pulling and Fasanerie were rebuilt with 76 cm high platforms and the tracks were adapted for the Munich S-Bahn. A new three-track station with reversing facility was built in Oberschleißheim, north of the old Schleißheim station. On 17 December 1977, a halt was added at Unterschleissheim. During the extension of U-Bahn line 2 to Feldmoching, completed in 1996, Feldmoching station was rebuilt with a 96 cm high middle platform for platform tracks 2 and 3, connected with stairs and a lift to the U-Bahn station; the platform on track 1 was closed. In 1998 the western link to Munich Airport was opened as a two-track line which branches off north of Neufahrn at a flying junction. To increase line capacity, a 96 cm high platform was built at Neufahrn with new crossovers, which trains can run over at 100 km/h. In December 2006, in Feldmoching platform 1 was rebuilt at a height of 96 cm for the S-Bahn and re-opened; the southern section of the line between Munich and Landshut has dense passenger traffic, including Munich S1 line to Freising and Regionalbahn trains to Landshut, as well as Donau-Isar-Express services to Passau.

The northern section has more freight trains. S-Bahn line 1 operates at 20-minute intervals with class 423 multiple units on the Munich Ost–Moosach–Feldmoching–Neufahrn–Munich Airport / Freising route. Trains are split at Neufahrn with part of the train running to Freising and the other part to the airport. Bufe, Siegfried. Hauptbahn München–Regensburg. Egglham: Bufe Fachbuchverlag. ISBN 3-922138-61-6. Zeitler, Walther. Eisenbahnen in Niederbayern und der Oberpfalz. Amberg: Buch&Kunstverlag Oberpfalz. ISBN 3-924350-61-2. "Photographs of tunnel portals". Tunnelportale. Retrieved 4 January 2010

Alf (name)

Alf is a given name and surname. The male name Alf or Alv is derived from álf, the Old Norse for "elf", it is the shortened form of various Germanic names with álf as their first part, notably Alfred, Álvaro, or more directly from Ataulf. There are two kings called Alf in Norse mythology: Alf son of Sigar, a king in Norse mythology Alf son of Alaric, a Swedish king of the House of YnglingIn some cases, Alf may be derived from Alfons, which doesn't contain the "elf" element, but is derived from adal-fons "noble-ready"; the name Alf may refer to: Alf Aanning, Norwegian gymnast who competed in the 1920 Olympic Games Alf Andersen, Norwegian ski jumper Alf Brown, Australian footballer Alf Clausen, American composer, best known for his work on The Simpsons Alf Engen, Norwegian-American skier Alf Eriksson, Swedish politician Alf Evers, American historian Alf Hansen, Norwegian world and Olympic champion rower Alf Hjort, Norwegian-born American electrical engineer Alf Jacobsen, Norwegian sailor who competed in the 1920 Olympic Games Alf Larsen, Norwegian poet and magazine editor Alf Lie, Norwegian gymnast Alf Palmer, last native speaker of the Australian aboriginal language Warrungu Alf Pearson, English variety performer Alf Poier, Austrian comedian Alf Prøysen, Norwegian writer and musician Alf Ridyard, English footballer Alf Ross, Danish philosopher of law Alf Ivar Samuelsen, Norwegian politician Alf Sandqvist, Swedish Army major general Alf Sjöberg, Swedish film director Alf Sommerfelt, Norwegian linguist Alf Svensson, Swedish politician Alf Svensson, Swedish heavy metal guitarist Alf Watts, British communist Alf Goddard, an English film actor Alf Goonan, an Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League Allan Langer, champion Australian rugby league halfback Alf Baker, English footballer Alf Blair, Australian rugby player Alf Bussell, early Australian settler Alf Cleverley, New Zealand boxer Alf Common, English footballer Alf Dubs, Baron Dubs, British Labour Party politician and former MP Alf Engers, English racing cyclist Alf Farman, English footballer Alf Gover, English cricketer Alf Kumalo, South African photographer Alf Kirchen, English footballer and trainer for Norwich Alf Landon, American politician, governor of Kansas and 1936 presidential candidate Alf Lythgoe, English footballer and former manager of Altrincham Alfred Lennon, John Lennon's father Alf Meakin, British sprinter Alf Milward, English footballer Alf Morgans, Premier of Western Australia for 32 days Alf Morris, Baron Morris of Manchester, British politician and disability campaigner Alf McMichael, Irish footballer who played for Newcastle Alf Padgham, British golfer Alf Perry, English golfer Alf Richards, South African rugby player Alf Ringstead, English footballer Alf Sherwood, Welsh footballer Alfred Shrubb, English middle distance runner Alf Skinner, Canadian National Hockey League player Alf Smith, Canadian ice hockey player Alf Steward, English goalkeeper and cricketer Alfred A. Taylor, American politician and Governor of Tennessee Alf Valentine, West Indian cricketer Alf West, English footballer who played for Liverpool Alf Young, English footballer who played for Huddersfield Alf Ramsey, manager of the English national football team when they won the 1966 World Cup Alison Moyet, British pop singer Gregg Alf, American luthier Martha Alf, American artist All pages with titles beginning with Alf All pages with titles containing Alf Alf-Inge Håland, Norwegian footballer Alf Alfred Alfredo Alfie Álvaro