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Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf is an American singer and actor. He is noted for his theatrical live shows. Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell trilogy of albums—Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose—has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. More than 40 years after its release, Bat Out of Hell still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually and stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best selling albums in history. After the commercial success of Bat Out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, earning a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song "I'd Do Anything for Love", Meat Loaf experienced some difficulty establishing a steady career within the United States; this did not stop him from becoming one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records. The key to this success was his retention of iconic status and popularity in Europe the United Kingdom, where he received the 1994 Brit Award for best-selling album and single, appeared in the 1997 film Spice World, ranks 23rd for the number of weeks spent on the UK charts, as of 2006.

He ranks 96th on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock". Sometimes credited as Meat Loaf Aday, he has appeared in over 50 movies and television shows, sometimes as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona, his most notable film roles include Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Robert "Bob" Paulson in Fight Club. His early stage work included dual roles in the original cast of The Rocky Horror Show, he was in the musical Hair, both on- and off-Broadway. Marvin Lee Aday was born in Dallas, the only child of Wilma Artie, a school teacher and a member of the Vo-di-o-do Girls gospel quartet, Orvis Wesley Aday, a former police officer who went into business with his wife and one of their friends as the Griffin Grocery Company, selling a homemade cough remedy, his father was an alcoholic. Aday and his mother would drive around to all the bars in Dallas, looking for Orvis to take him home; as a result, Aday stayed with his grandmother, Charlsee Norrod. Meat Loaf relates a story in his autobiography, To Hell and Back, about how he, a friend, his friend's father drove out to Love Field on November 22, 1963 to watch John F. Kennedy land.

After watching him leave the airport, they went to Market Hall, on Kennedy's parade route. On the way, they heard that Kennedy had been shot, so they headed to Parkland Hospital, where they saw Jackie Kennedy get out of the car and Governor John Connally get pulled out, although they did not see the president taken out. In 1965, Aday graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, having started his acting career via school productions such as Where's Charley? and The Music Man. After attending college at Lubbock Christian College, he transferred to North Texas State University. After he received his inheritance from his mother's death, he rented an apartment in Dallas and isolated himself for three and a half months. A friend found him. A short time Aday went to the airport and caught the next flight leaving; the plane took him to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, Aday formed his first band, "Meat Loaf Soul", after a nickname coined by his football coach because of his weight. During the recording of their first song, he hit a note so high that he managed to blow a fuse on the recording monitor.

He was offered three recording contracts, which he turned down. Meat Loaf Soul's first gig was in Huntington Beach in 1968 at the Cave, opening for Van Morrison's band Them, Question Mark and the Mysterians. While performing their cover of the Howlin' Wolf song "Smokestack Lightning", the smoke machine they used made too much smoke and the club had to be cleared out; the band was the opening act at Cal State Northridge for Renaissance, Taj Mahal, Janis Joplin. The band underwent several changes of lead guitarists, changing the name of the band each time; the new names included Floating Circus. As Floating Circus, they opened for the Who, the Fugs, the Stooges, MC5, Grateful Dead, the Grease Band, their regional success led them to release a single, "Once Upon a Time", backed with "Hello". Meat Loaf joined the Los Angeles production of the musical Hair. During an interview with New Zealand radio station ZM, Meat Loaf stated that the biggest life struggle he had to overcome was not being taken in the music industry.

He compared his treatment to that of a "circus clown". With the publicity generated from Hair, Meat Loaf was invited to record with Motown, they suggested he do a duet with Shaun "Stoney" Murphy, who had performed with him in Hair, to which he agreed. The Motown production team in charge of the album wrote and selected the songs while Meat Loaf and Stoney came in only to lay down their vocals; the album, titled Stoney & Meatloaf was completed in the summer of 1971 and released in September of that year. A single released in advance of the album, "What You See Is What You Get", reached number thirty-six on the Best Selling Soul Singles chart and seventy-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. To support their album, Meat Loaf and Stoney toured with Jake Wade and the Soul Searchers, opening for Richie Havens, the Who, the Stooges, Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, Rare Earth. Meat Loaf left soon

Samuel George Willard

Samuel George Willard was an American Congregational minister and politician. Willard, son of Dr. David and Abby Willard, was born in Wilton, Connecticut, on November 8, 1819. At the age of 15, owing to infirm health, he relinquished the intention of entering college, after that spent nearly two and a half years in business and three years in school-teaching, before he again took up his preparatory studies, he graduated from Yale College in 1846. After graduation he remained in New Haven for three years, engaged in teaching and in the study of divinity in the Yale Seminary. In September 1849, he received a call from the First Church in Willimantic, over which he was ordained pastor, on 8 November following. From this charge he was dismissed on September 8, 1868, to accept a call to the Congregational Church in the neighboring town of Colchester, with which he continued as pastor for another equal period of 19 years, until his death there on June 12, 1887, in his 68th year. Willard was esteemed and trusted in his public vocation and by his brethren in the ministry.

In the latter relation he was active in the management of the Missionary Society of Connecticut and of the Fund for Ministers, which he aided in establishing. He was much interested in the care of the public schools in both the places of his pastoral labor. In 1866, he was a member of the Connecticut State Legislature and was elected by that body as one of the trustees for the General Hospital for the Insane of the State, chartered that year. In 1867, he was elected into the Corporation of Yale College, held this position until his death, being for twelve years a member of the important Prudential Committee of that body. While in attendance at the meeting of the Corporation at Commencement, 1886, he suffered an apoplectic stroke, due to recent over work, he was taken home the next day, rallied to some extent, but not sufficiently to perform any further work. His powers failed, he died on June 12, 1887, in his 68th year. On November 14, 1849, he married Mary A, daughter of Samuel P. Randle, of Wilton, who died suddenly on May 15, 1853, leaving no children.

He married in 1854 Cynthia B Witter, daughter of Dan Barrows, of Mansfield, who survived him with their only son and two daughters. This article incorporates public domain material from the 1887 Yale Obituary Record. Samuel George Willard at Find a Grave


HeidiSQL is a free and open-source administration tool for MySQL and its forks, as well as Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL. Its codebase was taken from Ansgar Becker's own MySQL-Front 2.5 software. Due to having sold the MySQL-Front branding to an unrelated party, Becker chose "HeidiSQL" as a replacement; the name was suggested by a friend as a tribute to Heidi Klum, was further reinforced by Becker's own nostalgia for Heidi, Girl of the Alps. A version written in Java, jHeidi, was designed to work on Linux computers, it was discontinued in March 2010 in favor of Wine support. Ansgar Becker began development on a MySQL front-end in 1999 naming the project "MySQL-Front" and used a direct API layer written by Matthias Fichtner to interface with MySQL servers and contained databases. Private development continued until 2003 with version 2.5. In 2004, during a period of inactivity, Becker sold the MySQL-Front branding to Nils Hoyer, who continued development by cloning the original software. In April 2006, Becker open-sourced the application on SourceForge, renaming the project "HeidiSQL".

HeidiSQL was re-engineered to use a newer and more popular database-interface layer, ZeosLib, which debuted in version 3.0. The database layer was again replaced by a single-unit approach in October 2009 by Becker; this was again extended for supporting other database servers. Support for Microsoft SQL Server was added in March 2011 for the 7.0 release. Since the 8.0 release, HeidiSQL offers its GUI in about 22 languages other than English. Translations are contributed by users from various countries via Transifex. PostgreSQL support was introduced in March 2014 for the 9.0 release. In early 2018, a extended v9.5 release was published on the Microsoft Store. HeidiSQL has capabilities. Server connection Multiple saved sessions with connection and credentials stored within Compressed client/server protocol for compatible servers Interface with servers via TCP/IP, named pipes or a tunneling protocol Multiple parallelly running sessions in one window Manage users on the server: add and edit users, their credentials Manage user privileges globally and per database Export databases to SQL files or to other servers Multiple query tabs, with each one having multiple subtabs for batch results Server host View and filter all server variables, such as system_time_zone Edit all server variables, either for this session or with global scope View server statistical variables, average values per hour & second Currently running processes to analyze executed SQL and to kill bad processes View command-statistics with percentage indicator bars per SQL command Databases View all databases on the server, connect to a single database to work with its tables and data View connected databases' total and table size in KB/MB/GB within the database/table tree structure Create new, alter existing databases' name, character set and collation, drop databases Tables, procedures and events View all objects within the selected database, empty and drop objects Edit table columns and foreign keys.

Virtual columns on MariaDB servers are supported. Edit view query and settings Edit procedure SQL body and parameters Edit trigger SQL body and settings Edit scheduled event SQL body time settings Comparison of database tools Official website

Türk Telekom GSK

Türk Telekom GSK is a sports club located in Ankara, Turkey. The club referred incorrectly as Türk Telekomspor; the football team plays their home games in Ankara Türk Telekom Stadı in Ankara. The club was founded in 1954 as Telspor and its previous name was PTT, its colors were yellow and black. PTT had played in the First Level, it has a basketball team, Türk Telekom B. K. which plays in the Turkish Basketball League. Türk Telekomspor played Turkish Basketball League between 1966–1973 and 1991–1996 as PTT, they changed their name as one in 1996. Their football section ceased to exist with the end of the 2010–11 season. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Turkish Super League: 1960–71, 1972–73 TFF First League: 1971–72, 1973–74, 1983–94, 1995–98, 2000–01, 2003–07 TFF Second League: 1974–75, 1994–95, 1998–00, 2001–03, 2007–11 Turkish Regional Amateur League: 1975–83 Profile on TTF website

Sprint Expressway

Sprint Expressway is the main expressway network in Klang Valley, Malaysia. The 26.5 km of expressway is divided into three sections: the Kerinchi Link, Damansara Link and Penchala Link. It is a three-lane dual carriageway, built to disperse traffic from congested inner city roads and narrow residential roads leading into the city of Kuala Lumpur from the Western suburbs of Petaling Jaya and Damansara and surrounding areas; this expressway is known as Western Dispersal Link Scheme. It is one of the busiest expressway during rush hour from/to Kuala Lumpur; the 11.5 km sections from Seputeh Interchange at Federal Highway to NKVE at Jalan Duta. The Kilometre Zero of the Kerinchi Link's section is located at Mont Kiara-NKVE Interchange; the 9.5 km sections from Kayu Ara to Jalan Duta-Semantan Interchange. The Kilometre Zero of the Damansara Link's section is located at Kampung Kayu Ara in Petaling Jaya, Selangor; the 5.5 km sections from Damansara–Puchong Expressway at Penchala, Penchala Tunnel to Mont Kiara.

The Kilometre Zero of the Penchala Link's section is located at Mont Kiara Interchange The proposal to build the expressway began in 1997 while the massive traffic jams on Jalan Damansara were a main motivation to build it. The concession for the expressway was awarded to Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat Sdn Bhd. On 23 October 1997, the concession agreement was signed between the Government of Malaysia and Sprint for the privatization of the improvement, design, maintenance and management of Sprint Expressway. A Supplementary Agreement was subsequently signed on 4 September 1998 to defer the construction of the Penchala Link; the Concession Period is for 33 years and commenced on the effective date on 15 December 1998. After this period, the toll collection will cease and the highways will be handed over to the government; the construction began in 1999. The expressway includes the acquisition and upgrades of several major roads such as Jalan Damansara, Jalan Kayu Ara, Jalan Sri Hartamas, Jalan Semantan.

The Kerinchi Link and Damansara Link were opened in 2001, followed by the Penchala Link in 2004. This expressway featured its own toll collection system known as the "FasTrak". On 1 July 2004, the FasTrak electronic payment system was replaced by Touch'n Go and Smart TAG electronic payment systems; the construction of the Sprint Expressway includes the acquisition and upgrades of several major roads as follows: The expressway has several notable features: Kerinchi Link, the first double deck carriageway in Malaysia. Penchala Tunnel, the widest road tunnel in Malaysia; the former Damansara Town Centre on Damansara Link as the "island" of separated carriageway. The 3 km toll-free road at Damansara Link as an alternative to residents who live in Sections 16 and 17 of Petaling Jaya The Speed Indicator Display at Kerinchi Link; the elevated Sungai Buloh–Kajang MRT line from Taman Tun Dr Ismail to Jalan Duta The double-deck carriageway design of Kerinchi Link from Bukit Kiara Interchange Exit 2310 to Kerinchi Interchange Exit 2310 was made as a result of the early controversial issues during the development stage.

The construction of the stretch took place at the border of Universiti Malaya, which meant that the construction could take up some of the university area, which sparked complaints. As a result, the expressway concessionaire Sprint came up with the idea of a double-deck carriageway which could reduce the land usage. During the construction of the expressway, Jalan Semantan could not be widened to 6-lane expressway, therefore the highway concessionaire took another main road at Damansara Town Centre for the Eastbound route such as Jalan Johar and Jalan Beringin; as a result, Damansara Town Centre became as the "island" of the separated carriageways. When the expressway was opened to the traffic, the 530 m-long two-lane off-ramp from the Northbound direction of Kerinchi Link to Penchala Link at the Mont Kiara Interchange Exit 2303 could not be opened to traffic as a result of a land owner fencing the land which became a part of the ramp; the land owner's action has created difficulties among the residents of Bukit Kiara and Sri Hartamas, the highway concessionaire itself.

Meanwhile, the highway concessionaire has made a narrower temporary ramp to Penchala Link but according to the highway concessionaire, the temporary ramp is quite unsafe due to risks of being collided from behind. For the time being, the highway concessionaire is still negotiating with the land owner in order to open the two-lane ramp. At 3pm, June 3, 2010, Works Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor opened this disputed ramp. Hitherto, road users living in the Mont Kiara and Sri Hartamas areas wanting to go to Jalan Duta, Duta–Ulu Klang Expressway and Penchala Link only had two lanes to use. "This new ramp will ease the movement of 22,000 vehicles per day", he told reporters after opening the ramp. Shaziman said the 50-metre ramp, delayed for seven years owing to problems related to acquisition of land, was completed in five months after the intervention by the Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who had approved about RM20 million for the acquisition of land; the old SJKC Damansara has one block located at Section 17 near Jalan Damansara.

However, on 26 January 2001, the school was moved from old block at Section 17 to the new smart school at PJU 3, near Tropicana Golf and Country Club following the instructions from federal government that it no longer provided a "conducive learning environment" because of traffic congestion and noise pollution from the neighbouring Sprint Expressway. The Sprint Expressway use

Baggy Trousers

"Baggy Trousers" is a song by English ska/pop band Madness from their 1980 album Absolutely. It was written by lead singer Graham "Suggs" McPherson and guitarist Chris Foreman, reminisces about school days.. The band first began performing the song at live shows in April 1980, it was released as a single on September 5, 1980 and spent 20 weeks in UK charts, reaching a high of #3. It was the 28th best-selling single of 1980 in the UK. In October 2017, American punk rock/hip hop band the Transplants released a cover version of the song on their Take Cover EP. Suggs recalled in an interview that "I was specifically trying to write a song in the style of Ian Dury the songs he was writing which sort of catalogues of phrases in a constant stream." He contrasted "Baggy Trousers" with Pink Floyd's hit Another Brick in the Wall: "I was writing about my time at school. Pink Floyd had that big hit with'teacher, leave those kids alone', it didn't relate to me, because I hadn't been to a public school where I was bossed about and told to sing'Rule Britannia!' and all that", having instead attended a comprehensive school with much less enforced discipline.

The music video of this song was shot in a park of Kentish Town. The band's saxophone player, Lee Thompson decided he wanted to fly through the air for his solo, with the use of wires hanging from a crane; the resulting shot is one of the most popular of any Madness music videos. Thompson recreated the moment live at the band's reunion concert in 1992, Madstock!, during the band's 2007 Christmas tour, the 2009 Glastonbury Festival as well as at a 2011 TV advert for Kronenbourg 1664 in which Madness plays a slow version of "Baggy Trousers". The slow version was released on the box set compilation A Guided Tour of Madness with the song title Le Grand Pantalon; the video was met with a great critical response from the public, was important as it allowed television shows such as Top of the Pops to show the band's music video, taking strain off the band. Following the release of "Baggy Trousers", the public began to anticipate future Madness music videos. In addition to its single release and appearance on the album Absolutely, "Baggy Trousers" appears on the Madness collections Divine Madness, Complete Madness, It's...

Madness, Total Madness, The Business and Our House: the Best of Madness. Its only appearance on a US Madness compilation is on Ultimate Collection; the song was featured in the 2001 film Mean Machine, was included in the accompanying soundtrack. In 2011, the song was slowed down to half its normal speed and was used for an advert for the Kronenbourg 1664'Slow' campaign. In 1986, Colgate used the song's melody in a television advertisement written by Jay Pond-Jones and Ric Cooper in which a group of kids sings newly written lyrics about Colgate Blue Minty Gel toothpaste, a variant of, used in the United States; the advert had to be pre-approved by the band. Pond-Jones said, "Many years later... I found out how they quite liked it. Now, Carl from the band introduces me to people as “the bloke who did the Colgate ad”." Baggy Trousers at Discogs