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Marquette, Michigan

Marquette is a city in the U. S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. The population was 21,355 at the 2010 census, making it the largest city of the state's Upper Peninsula. Marquette is a major port on Lake Superior, known for shipping iron ore, is the home of Northern Michigan University. In 2012, Marquette was listed among the 10 best places to retire in the United States by CBS MoneyWatch; the land around Marquette was known to French missionaries of the early 17th century and the trappers of the early 19th century. Development of the area did not begin until 1844, when William Burt and Jacob Houghton discovered iron deposits near Teal Lake west of Marquette. In 1845, Jackson Mining Company, the first organized mining company in the region, was formed; the village of Marquette began on September 14, 1849, with the formation of a second iron concern, the Marquette Iron Company. Three men participated in organizing the firm: Robert J. Graveraet, who had prospected the region for ore.

The village was at first called New Worcester, with Harlow as the first postmaster. On August 21, 1850, the name was changed to honor Jacques Marquette, the French Jesuit missionary who had explored the region. A second post office, named Carp River, was opened on October 13, 1851 by Peter White, who had gone there with Graveraet at age 18. Harlow closed his post office in August 1852; the Marquette Iron Company failed, while its successor, the Cleveland Iron Mining Company and had the village platted in 1854. The plat was recorded by Peter White. White's office was renamed as Marquette in April 1856, the village was incorporated in 1859, it was incorporated as a city in 1871. During the 1850s, Marquette was linked by rail to numerous mines and became the leading shipping center of the Upper Peninsula; the first ore pocket dock, designed by an early town leader, John Burt, was built by the Cleveland Iron Mining Company in 1859. By 1862, the city had a soaring economy. In the late 19th century, during the height of iron mining, Marquette became nationally known as a summer haven.

Visitors brought in by Great Lakes passenger steamships filled the city's resorts. South of the city, K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base was an important Air Force installation during the Cold War, host to B-52H bombers and KC-135 tankers of the Strategic Air Command, as well as a fighter interceptor squadron; the base closed in September 1995, is now the county's Sawyer International Airport. Marquette continues to be a shipping port for hematite ores and, enriched iron ore pellets, from nearby mines and pelletizing plants. About 7.9 million gross tons of pelletized iron ore passed through Marquette's Presque Isle Harbor in 2005. The Roman Catholic Bishop Frederic Baraga is buried at St. Peter Cathedral, the center for the Diocese of Marquette. In addition to the Marquette #1 Post Office there is the "Northern Michigan University Bookstore Contract Station #384"; the first day of issue of a postal card showing Bishop Frederic Baraga took place in Marquette on June 29, 1984, that of the Wonders of America Lake Superior stamp on May 27, 2006.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.45 square miles, of which 11.39 square miles is land and 8.06 square miles is water. The city includes several small islands in Lake Superior; the Marquette Underwater Preserve lies offshore. Marquette Mountain, used for skiing, is located in the city, as is most of the land of Marquette Branch Prison of the Michigan Department of Corrections; the town of Trowbridge Park, is located to the west, Sands Township to the south, Marquette Township to the northwest of the city. The climate is a hemiboreal humid continental with four distinct seasons, moderated by Lake Superior and is located in Plant Hardiness zone 5b. Winters are long and cold with a January average of 18.8 °F. Winter temperatures are warmer than inland locations at a similar latitude due to the release of the heat stored by the lake, which moderates the climate. On average, there are 11.6 days annually where the minimum temperature reaches 0 °F and 73 days with a maximum at or below freezing, including a majority of days during meteorological winter.

Being located in the snowbelt region, Marquette receives a significant amount of snowfall during the winter months from lake-effect snow. Because Lake Superior freezes over this enables lake effect snow to persist throughout winter, making Marquette the third snowiest location in the contiguous United States as reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with an average annual snowfall of 149.1 inches or 3.79 metres. The snow depth in winter exceeds 10 inches or 0.25 metres. Marquette is the city with the deepest snow depths with a population of more than 20,000 in the US, as temperatures remain low throughout the winter and cold, dry air is intercepted by the Great Lakes; the warmest months and August, each average 66.6 °F, showing somewhat of a seasonal lag. The surrounding lake cools summertime temperatures and as a result, temperatures above 90 °F are rare, with only 3.4 days per year. Spring and fall are transitional seasons that are mild though variable due to the alterna

XML Shareable Playlist Format

XML Shareable Playlist Format, pronounced spiff, is an XML-based playlist format for digital media, sponsored by the Xiph. Org Foundation. XSPF is a file format for sharing the kind of playlist that can be played on a personal computer or portable device. In the same way that any user on any computer can open any Web page, XSPF is intended to provide portability for playlists. Traditionally playlists have been composed of file paths; this allowed a playlist to be played locally on one machine or shared if the listed file paths were URLs accessible to more than one machine. XSPF's meta-data rich open format has permitted a new kind of playlist sharing called content resolution. A simple form of content resolution is the localisation of a playlist based on metadata. An XSPF-compliant content resolver will open XSPF playlists and search a catalog for every title with <creator>, <album> and <title> tags localise the playlist to reference the available matching tracks. A catalog may reference a collection of media files on a local disk, a music subscription service like Yahoo!

Music Unlimited, or some other searchable archive. The end result is shareable playlists that are not tied to service. XSPF was created by an ad hoc working group that commenced activities in February 2004, achieved rough consensus on version 0 in April 2004, worked on implementations and fine tuning throughout summer and fall 2004, declared the tuned version to be version 1 in January 2005. XSPF is not a recommendation of any standards body besides the Xiph. Org Foundation. A playlist format like M3U or ASX MIME content-type of application/xspf+xml Patent-free Specification under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.5 license XML, like Atom Unicode support Cross-platform support Amarok Audacious Banshee Clementine Tomahawk Music Player VLC media player XMMS2 Soundiiz -Soundiiz Other playlist file formatsASX - Windows media M3U - The most common playlist format PLS - SHOUTcast WPL - Windows Media Player Official website Online XSPF Validator XSPF Version 1 specification

Nowhere Fast (Eminem song)

"Nowhere Fast" is a song recorded by American rapper Eminem, featuring guest vocals from American singer Kehlani. It was written by Eminem, Tim James, Mark Batson, Thomas Armato Sturges and Antonina Armato, with production handled by Hit-Boy and Rock Mafia; the song was sent to radio on March 27, 2018, as the third single from Eminem's ninth studio album, Revival. An extended version was released ten days earlier on March 17, 2018. On March 11, 2018, the artists performed the song's extended version live at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards; the performance centers around the theme of gun violence, featuring a new verse by Eminem at the beginning, inspired by the aftermath of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Alex Moscou, a survivor of the shooting, introduced the performance with a speech: "We're tired of hearing politicians send their thoughts and prayers to us, doing nothing to make the necessary changes to prevent this tragedy from happening again. If those elected to represent won't do what's right to keep us safe, we're going to be too loud for them to ignore."

Credits adapted from Tidal. Eminem – vocals Kehlani – vocals Rock Mafia – production Hit-Boy – production

LD 50 Lethal Dose

LD 50 Lethal Dose was a 2003 horror film directed by Simon De Selva, produced by Alistair MacLean-Clark and Basil Stephens and written by Matthew McGuchan. A group of animal rights activists set off to free an imprisoned colleague from a terrifying ordeal but their rescue mission turns into a series of twisted and mind bending incidents. Starring Tom Hardy, Katharine Towne and Melanie Brown. Animal activists Helen, Matt and Gary break into an animal research facility, when Gary gets caught in a bear trap. Unable to free Gary, the rest of the group flees. A year the group has since disbanded until an encrypted e-mail from Gary arrives asking for help. Danny, visiting Gary in prison, tells the group that Gary has traded his body for experiments in exchange for a reduced sentence; the group, still stricken by guilt one year eagerly reunites and investigates the research facility attempting to help find information on the request of Gary. When they arrive to the facility however, they find the place abandoned.

They continue to investigate anyhow, soon realize that the facility has been the location of many recent illegal government experiments, not only on animals but on humans as well. They realize that they are locked in the facility and they battle explosions, fires, unknown creatures, government agents. Helen attempts to recover more information, while Louise search for a way out. However, they split up, Matt is captured by the government agents. Helen comes across a computer, realizes that there are government agents who have gone rogue and are illegally attempting to create a super-human being, she is astonished at the discovery. Meanwhile, Louise is attacked by a rabid animal, but is able to fight it off and electrocute it with wires that are dangling nearby, she stumbles across a bubbling vat of acid. Realizing that the acid is being heated up, she figures that someone is there and begins to investigate carefully, she finds Matt inside, all bound and gagged. She realizes that someone is planning on throwing Matt into the acid and she promises to stop them, to the dismay of Matt, leaves him tied up.

Meanwhile, Helen is confronted by "The Creator," the individual behind the program. Helen has printed copies of the research and threatens to expose him and tells him he will go to jail; the Creator attacks Helen, trying to drown her in water. Helen knocks him backward; the Creator stumbles into catches on fire. He tries to get into the water to put it out, but accidentally jumps into chemicals that worsen his flames, he burns. Meanwhile, Louise is trying to save Matt, she hides behind some cargo after hearing two men approaching going toward the closet. They talk about throwing Matt into the acid and getting rid of him, so Louise ambushes them in surprise, throwing chemicals onto them she grabbed from a shelf; the men scream in agony and try to attack her. She ends up knocking both of them into the acid in self-defense. After, done, she starts to retreat forgetting Matt is tied up. However, Matt realizes that Louise won the fight and hears her leaving, although gagged, he screams out hoping Louise will hear him.

Louise does hear him and remembers, she returns to the closet and she helps him and gets him untied and ungagged. Helen and Matt all meet up together. Realizing what each of them have gone through, the trio decide to call it a day, they exit the facility, having defeated The Creator and his henchmen, plan to report it to the FBI. However, the area has flooded, their van is beneath the water, they borrow a raft from the facility, load themselves into it, head home. Katharine Towne as Helen Melanie Brown as Louise Tom Hardy as Matt Ross McCall as Gary Toby Fisher as Justin Leo Bill as Danny Philip Winchester as Vaughn Stephen Lord as Spook- "The Creator" Filmed on location in London and Isle of Man. Filming started on 27 October 2002 and went until 31 January 2003. LD 50 Lethal Dose on IMDb Lethal Dose at Rotten Tomatoes


Rocketboy was an American Christian rock band formed in Covington, Georgia, in 1993. Categorized as Christian rock, Rocketboy's musical style was influenced by a hodge-podge of mainstream artists such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, R. E. M. Jimmy Buffett and Vigilantes of Love; the band performed under the name "The Pain". After signing a record contract with R. E. X. Records in 1995, the name "Rocketboy" was formally adopted. Rocketboy was an offshoot of the Covington band Steel Water, which included a line-up of several local musicians who performed together at churches and private events. After the group dissolved, the three remaining members — Trey Bailey, Slade Curtis and Jason Parker — regrouped to form Cain's Pain. Cain's Pain added the Atlanta-area lead guitarist Kip Bell and performed at local churches and theaters; the band's early schedule included regular shows at The Strand Theater in Georgia. Between 1993 and 1995, the band toured the southeastern United States extensively as a modest but faithful fan base formed.

In 1994, Joe Coleman replaced the original drummer Jason Parker. Soon thereafter, the band self-released Smile. Singles from Smile appeared on the Cranial Captivity Records release of Cranial Captivity: Fettered in the Mind's Eye and the Floppy Fish Records release of Fish Faves Vol. 1. In December 1994, Coleman left the band and the local drummer Rob Jones became the permanent drummer. In early 1995, the band signed a record contract with the now defunct Nashville label R. E. X. Records; this marked a milestone for the band and their small-town garage rock style and modest exposure gave way to a punchier sound and a growing fan base in cities across the eastern United States. To signify this coming of age, the band dropped "The Pain" and adopted the name "Rocketboy". In November 1995, Rocketboy recorded their first album with R. E. X. Records, No Sign of Intelligent Life, at OMNIsound Studios in Nashville; the album was produced by Armand John Petri who had worked with The Goo Goo Dolls and 10,000 Maniacs.

Though the album was a critical success among fans, the financial troubles of R. E. X. Records hindered marketing support of the release. Despite a lack of label support, the band continued to play shows across the eastern United States, sharing the bill with such groups as Third Day, MxPx and Plankeye. Tim "Yogi" Watts became the drummer when Jones left in March 1996. Rocketboy hired David Mardis to manage the band's affairs and the recording of their follow-up album Now That We Have Your Attention. Mardis had managed and produced albums for Third Day. Now That We Have Your Attention was recorded at Furies Studios in Atlanta and was produced by Mardis; the band's 1997 schedule included a tour with Bride in support of Now That We Have Your Attention, but once again had little label support. The band subsequently requested an unconditional release from their record contract. Touring continued through the end of 1997. On December 31, 1997, Rocketboy played their final show at The Warehouse in Lexington, South Carolina.

In 2007, Rocketboy reunited for a short tour, in 2008 announced that they were reforming to begin writing a new album, more than a decade after their previous release. Smile Loud Prodigal Son Onion Ring Blind Drive Shades of Grey I Should... Disappear Peace or Pieces? Heavy Metal EveNo Sign of Intelligent Life Gary's Garage Fly Disco Ball Call Me Kind Siren Song Wishing Well An Angel's Kiss Seed Richard I Should... Shades of GreyNow That We Have Your Attention High Dive Cool Chaos Siren Song Mother May I Illegitimate Son Disco Ball Between Silver Love Pretend Call Me Kind Breathe Official web site) The New Normal: blog by Trey Bailey Rocketboy albums at Armand John Petri

Sunday Sunday

"Sunday Sunday" is a song by English alternative rock band Blur, featured on their second album, Modern Life Is Rubbish. It was released 4 October 1993 as the final single from that album, charted at number 26 in the UK Singles Chart; this is the highest charting single from the album. The band's original name,'Seymour', is credited as guest performer on the CD1 single, due to the B-sides being recordings from that era; the song is about traditional British Sunday activities, like a Sunday roast, seeing family and a walk in the park. The song "Daisy Bell" is a B-side on CD 2. Singer Damon Albarn once mentioned that he would like to make music his grandparents would approve of. Graham Coxon has admitted that the cover versions of "Daisy Bell" and "Let's All Go Down the Strand" marked one of the worst moments in Blur's career. CD 2 is subtitled'The Sunday Sunday Popular Community Song CD, making it rather like an extended play; the B-sides on "Sunday Sunday" are unreleased tracks by Blur in their early days as Seymour, recorded in 1989.

"Dizzy", "Fried" and "Shimmer" were only available on the CD, with "Tell Me, Tell Me" only available on the 7" and "Long Legged" and "Mixed Up" on the 12". In 1999 these were all compiled onto one disc in the 10 Yr Boxset; the only Seymour song released that wasn't a Blur featuring Seymour "Sunday Sunday" B-side was "Sing", an early version of "Sing", which came out as a fan club single in 2000. The songs were not included on the career-spanning Blur 21 box set released in 2012, instead rehearsal demo versions of "Dizzy" and "Mixed Up" were included on Rarities One, which features in the set; the CD2 single is subtitled as The Sunday Sunday Popular Community Song CD. The songs on the CD are music hall songs "Daisy Bell" and "Let's All Go Down the Strand". A fourth song was recorded, "For Old Times' Sake", but did not make it onto the EP, it is unknown why, but it was deleted. "Daisy Bell" and "Let's All Go Down the Strand" made it onto the 10 Yr Boxset in 1999 and the Blur 21 box set in 2012. All music composed by Albarn, Coxon and Rowntree, except where indicated.

7-inch vinyl "Sunday Sunday" – 2:37 "Tell Me, Tell Me" – 3:3712-inch vinyl "Sunday Sunday" – 2:37 "Long Legged" – 2:23 "Mixed Up" – 3:01CD1 "Sunday Sunday" – 2:37 "Dizzy" – 3:24 "Fried" – 2:34 "Shimmer" – 4:40CD2 "Sunday Sunday" – 2:37 "Daisy Bell" – 2:48 "Let's All Go Down the Strand" – 3:42 "Sunday Sunday" produced by Steve Lovell "Daisy Bell" and "Let's All Go Down the Strand" produced by Blur "Dizzy", "Fried", "Shimmer", "Long Legged" and "Mixed Up" produced by Graeme Holdaway and Blur "Tell Me, Tell Me" produced by Graeme Holdaway Damon Albarn Graham Coxon Alex James Dave Rowntree The Kick Horns Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics