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Richard Melville Hall, better known as Moby, is an American musician, singer and animal rights activist. He has sold 20 million records worldwide. AllMusic considers him to be "among the most important dance music figures of the early 1990s, helping bring dance music to a mainstream audience both in the United Kingdom and the United States". After taking up guitar and piano at age nine, he played in several underground punk rock bands through the 1980s before turning to electronic dance music. In 1989, he moved to New York City and became a prolific figure as a DJ, remixer, his 1991 single "Go" was his mainstream breakthrough. Between 1992 and 1997 he scored eight top 10 hits on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart including "Move", "Feeling So Real", "James Bond Theme". Through the decade he produced music under various pseudonyms, released the critically acclaimed Everything Is Wrong, composed music for films, his punk-oriented album Animal Rights alienated much of his fan base. Moby found commercial and critical success with his fifth album Play which, after receiving little recognition, became an unexpected global hit in 2000 after each track was licensed to films, television shows, commercials.

It remains his highest selling album with 12 million copies sold. Its seventh single, "South Side", featuring Gwen Stefani, remains his only one to appear on the US Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 14. Moby followed Play with albums of varied styles including electronic, dance and downtempo music, starting with 18, Last Night, his albums saw him explore ambient music, including the four-hour release Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep.. Moby continues to record and release albums. Moby produced, or remixed music for various artists. In addition to his music career, Moby is known for his veganism and support for animal welfare and humanitarian aid, he is the owner of Little Pine, a vegan restaurant in Los Angeles, organized the vegan music and food festival Circle V. He is the author of four books, including a collection of his photography and two memoirs: Porcelain: A Memoir and Then It Fell Apart. Richard Melville Hall was born September 11, 1965, in the neighborhood of Harlem in Manhattan, New York City.

He is the only child of Elizabeth McBride, a medical secretary, James Frederick Hall, a chemistry professor, who died in a car crash while drunk when Moby was two. His father gave him the nickname Moby three days after his birth as his parents considered the name Richard too large for a newborn baby; the name was a reference to the family's ancestry. Moby was raised by his mother, first in San Francisco from 1969 for a short period, he recalled being sexually abused by a staff member at his daycare during this time. This was followed by a move to Darien, living in a squat with "three or four other drug-addicted hippies, with bands playing in the basement." The two moved to Connecticut for a brief time. His mother struggled to support her son relying on food stamps and government welfare, they stayed with Moby's grandparents in Darien, but the affluence of the suburb made him feel poor and ashamed. Shortly before his mother's death, Moby learned from her, his first job was a caddy at a golf course.

Moby took up music at the age of nine. He started on classical guitar and received piano lessons from his mother before studying jazz, music theory, percussion. In 1983, he became the guitarist in a hardcore punk band, the Vatican Commandos, playing on their debut EP Hit Squad for God. Around this time he was the lead vocalist for Flipper for two days. Moby formed, he is credited on a self-titled EP, as Moby Hall. In 1983, Moby graduated from Darien High School and started a philosophy degree at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. Around this time he had found the instruments he had learned "sonically limiting" and moved to electronic music, he spun records at the campus radio station WHUS which led to DJ work in local bars. Moby grew unhappy at university and transferred to State University of New York at Purchase, studying philosophy and photography, to try and renew his interest in studying, he dropped out in April 1984 to pursue DJ'ing and music full-time, which started his interest in electronic dance music.

For two years he lived in Greenwich, Connecticut where he DJ'd at The Cafe, an under-21 nightclub at the back of a church. In 1987, he started to send demos of his music to record labels in New York City. Around 1988, Moby moved into a semi-abandoned factory in Stamford, Connecticut that had no bathroom or running water, but the free electricity supply allowed him to work on his music, using a 4-track recorder and drum machine. In 1989, Moby relocated to New York City with artist Damian Loeb. In addition to performing DJ sets in local bars and clubs, he played guitar in alternative rock group Ultra Vivid Scene and appeared in the video for their 1989 single "Mercy Seat". In 1990, Moby played on their album Peanuts. Moby's first live electronic music gig followed in the summer of 1990 at Club MK, his future manager

Mike Jacobs (boxing)

Michael Strauss Jacobs was a boxing promoter, arguably the most powerful in the sport from the mid-1930s until his effective retirement in 1946. He was posthumously elected to the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1982, the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Born in New York City in 1880, Strauss was one of 10 children born in New York's Greenwich Village to Jewish immigrants Isaac and Rachel. Jacobs came from a poor family and went to work as a boy, selling newspapers and candy on Coney Island excursion boats. Noticing that ticket purchases for the boats were confusing to prospective passengers, Jacobs began scalping boat tickets, he bought concession rights on all the boats docked at the Battery, sold train tickets to recent immigrants, ran his own ferryboats. Jacobs became a ticket scalper in New York and selling theater, opera, or sports events tickets, he began promoting events himself, including charity balls, bike races, circuses. Jacobs met famous boxing promoter Tex Rickard in 1906 at the Joe Gans-Battling Nelson bout in Goldfield and became Rickard's "money man" by the time of the 1919 Jack Dempsey-Jess Willard bout.

After Rickard's death in 1929, Jacobs became a promoter of events at the Hippodrome in New York City's Sixth Avenue, afterward, a promoter for Madison Square Garden – the dominant New York City-area boxing promotion franchise – staging 320 shows there from 1937 to 1949. In 1933, sportswriters Damon Runyon, Ed Frayne, Bill Farnsworth of the Hearst newspaper chain arranged for Jacobs to stage Hearst's annual Milk Fund boxing benefit at the Bronx Coliseum. With this experience and the three sportswriters founded the Twentieth Century Sporting Club, a rival boxing promotion franchise to that of Madison Square Garden in 1933. Jacobs, as President of Twentieth Century Sports Club, at first used the Hippodrome in New York as his primary venue; the club's initial bout was staged in January 1934 between Billy Petrolle. Jacobs' boxing promotion career changed forever in 1935, when he met with the management team of up-and-coming African American heavyweight contender Joe Louis. Although Louis had black management at the time from his hometown of Detroit, Jacobs promised the prospect of delivering a title shot to Louis, at a time when informal barriers still kept negro boxers from obtaining a world championship.

Meeting at the Frog Club, a colored nightclub and the Louis team and hammered out a three-year exclusive boxing promotion deal. Louis's first bout in Yankee Stadium grossed $328,655, while his fight with Max Baer grossed over $1 million. After Louis' unexpected loss to Max Schmeling in 1936, Jacobs convinced Joe Gould, manager for heavyweight titleholder James Braddock – contractually obligated to defend his title against Madison Square Garden's preferred opponent Schmeling – to instead defend his crown against young Louis. While a boon for Louis, Gould's price was onerous. Louis defeated Braddock and remained World Heavyweight Champion for an longer period of time, until 1949; every fight Louis fought. Leveraging his success with Louis, Jacobs' organization began to assert its control over other divisions. In August 1937, MSG leased Madison Square Garden's main facility as well as the outdoor Madison Square Garden Bowl to the Twentieth Century Sporting Club. In reality, this arrangement put MSG out of the big-time boxing promotion business, which Jacobs dominated from that time on.

In 1938, Jacobs became the sole shareholder of the Twentieth Century Sporting Club, paying off Runyon and forcing the other two partners out. Jacobs would come to control the championships of every weight division in boxing. In 1937, he originated the first paid radio sponsorship for a series of boxing matches, over 18 weeks, from the New York Hippodrome, heard on WHN, New York. Sam Taub was the blow-by-blow reporter. In September 1944, Jacobs secured the first commercial sponsorship of a television boxing match—the Featherweight title bout between Willie Pep and Chalky Wright. During World War II, he promoted a boxing extravaganza that realized $36 million in U. S. War Bond sales. Three times during his career Jacobs promoted million-dollar fights, his biggest championship fight gate was the Louis–Billy Conn rematch in 1946 that grossed $1,925,564. Jacobs suffered a cerebral hemorrhage in 1946 but remained the head of the organization, with his relative Sol Strauss operating the club on a day-to-day basis.

When Louis decided to retire and go into business with the group that became the International Boxing Club, the Twentieth Century Sporting Club ceased to function. Jacobs remained in ill health and died in January 1953, he was buried in Washington Cemetery in New York. He was posthumously elected to the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1982, the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990

Pa un par

Pa un par is an album by the Latvian A cappella vocal group Cosmos, released on the UPE record label in 2005. The album features original and cover songs in English; the recording is vocal, with no instruments used in any of the arrangements. The review by Elie Landau in The Recorded A Capella Review Board states: "On a sound/performance level, these guys are top-notch, reminding me a lot of baSix and/or a hipper version of The King's Singers." "Pirms" – 2:25 "Blackbird" – 3:25 "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" – 4:19 "Change the World" – 3:53 "Pa un par" – 4:06 "Mezs" – 3:09 "Sena dziesma" – 3:50 "Saullēkts" – 4:05 "Intermission" – 0:44 "I Can't Dance" – 3:47 "Virtual Insanity" – 5:07 "Got to Get You into My Life" – 3:59 "Billie Jean" – 3:54 "Dear Friends" – 2:02 "Saulriets" – 6:35 "Latvijas Radio Muzikālās Popurijs 2003" – 10:08 "Muzikants" "I Feel Good" "Es neesmu naprātigs" "Tu savilnoji mani" "Tā es milu" "Plaukstas lieluma pavasaris" "Just for You" "Melanholiskais valsis" "Paliec tepat" "Tu tuvojies sev" Recorded August 2004 to April 2005 Jānis Šipkēvics – countertenor Andris Sējāns – countertenor Juris Lisenko – tenor Jānis Ozolsbaritone Jānis Strazdiņš – bass Reinis Sējāns – beatbox

Aizu-Yokota Station

Aizu-Yokota Station is a railway station on the Tadami Line in the town of Kaneyama, Ōnuma District, Fukushima Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Aizu-Yokota Station is served by the Tadami Line, is located 73.2 rail kilometers from the official starting point of the line at Aizu-Wakamatsu. Aizu-Yokota Station has a single side platform, short and which can service trains of only one carriage in length; the station is unattended. Aizu-Yokota Station opened on August 20, 1963; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways on April 1, 1987. Due to damage caused by torrential rains on July 30, 2011, services between Aizu-Kawaguchi Station and Tadami Station have been replaced by a provisional bus service. Tadami River Yokota Post Office National Route 252 List of railway stations in Japan JR East Station information

List of Eintracht Frankfurt players

This is a list of former and current Eintracht Frankfurt players. Note:Career dates include contingently youth academy and reserve team years. Appearances and goals include league, national cup and European matches and goals. Current players are in bold typeface; as of 19 January 2009 Ali Amiri Milad Salem Geri Cipi Mehmet Dragusha Ervin Skela Ned Zelic Ümit Korkmaz Stefan Lexa Thomas Parits Bruno Pezzey Markus Weissenberger Gerd Wimmer Serge Branco Yang Chen Rolf-Christel Guié-Mien Martin Fenin Karel Rada Kakhaber Tskhadadze Anthony Yeboah Ioannis Amanatidis Theofanis Gekas Sotirios Kyrgiakos Nikos Liberopoulos Georgios Tzavelas Lajos Détári Mehdi Mahdavikia Junichi Inamoto Naohiro Takahara Takashi Inui Saša Ćirić Oka Nikolov Aleksandar Vasoski Aarón Galindo Jørn Andersen Jay-Jay Okocha Dariusz Adamczuk Paweł Kryszałowicz Włodzimierz Smolarek Marek Penksa Cha Bum-Kun Cha Du-Ri Jan Svensson Walter Dietrich Benjamin Huggel Pirmin Schwegler Christoph Spycher Halil Altıntop Ender Konca Ricardo Clark Slobodan Komljenović

1944 United States presidential election in Virginia

The 1944 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 7, 1944, throughout the 48 contiguous states. Voters chose 11 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Virginia voted for the Democratic nominee, incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt, over the Republican nominee, New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey. Roosevelt won the national election with 53.39% of the vote. This is the last election in Virginia where the Democratic candidate won by a double-digit margin, it is the last occasion the following county-equivalents have voted for a Democratic Presidential nominee: Augusta County, Mathews County, Northumberland County, Richmond County and Roanoke County. The independent city of Staunton would not vote Democratic again until Barack Obama in 2008