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Modulus Guitars

Modulus Graphite is an American manufacturer of musical instruments best known for building bass guitars with carbon fiber necks. The company called Modulus Graphite, was founded in part by Geoff Gould, a bassist who worked for an aerospace company in Palo Alto, California; the name is a reference to Young's modulus, a measure of the stiffness of an elastic material, used in the field of solid mechanics. Carbon fiber has an exceptionally high modulus. Traditionally, electric guitar and bass necks are made from hardwoods reinforced with an adjustable steel "truss rod." Wood, being a occurring material, is prone to variations in density and flexibility. This, coupled with the high stresses created by stretching steel strings across them lengthwise, makes wood necks prone to certain unpredictable and undesirable qualities. Among these are twisting, incorrect "bowing", "dead spots," or areas on the neck where notes are quieter or more indistinct compared to other areas. Non-traditional neck materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum are attempts to correct these issues by replacing wood with lighter and more uniform components.

Gould was inspired to experiment with non-traditional materials after attending a 1974 Grateful Dead concert, at which he marveled at the size and complexity of Phil Lesh's modified bass and began to consider the possibilities of lighter, stronger materials. After being passed over by his employers in the aerospace industry, the project of creating hollow, carbon fiber bass necks was brought to fruition by Gould and Alembic, who built a bass with a prototype neck and displayed it at a trade show in 1977. After the trade show, the bass was purchased by Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie. Gould and some of his colleagues in the aerospace industry founded Modulus Graphite and began to make necks for Alembic and other companies before moving on to making entire instruments. December 20, 2013 Modulus Guitars LLC was placed into voluntary Chapter 7 arrangements. Under new ownership, the company is again named Modulus® Graphite, LLC, a tip of the cap to the original days of innovation. Dedicated to bringing Modulus back as an American made boutique bass company, ensuring the level of quality that you have come to know and trust when purchasing a Modulus instrument.

Joe Perman is the lead designer / master builder. Joe is a 30 year veteran at Modulus, is overseeing all aspects of current production. SP and SPX BaSSStar TBX.

Luigi Almirante

Luigi Almirante was an Italian stage and film actor. He appeared in 62 films between 1921 and 1955; the son of a stage actor, Almirante was born in Tunis, where the theatrical company of his father was touring at the time. He debuted on stage aged 14 years old. Active in humorous roles since 1907, Almirante had his acting breakthrough in 1909 with the "Grand Guignol" stage company directed by Alfredo Sainati. During the World War I, he served under Renato Simoni. After the war, he was part of the Antonio Gandusio company for three years, joined the Theater Company Niccodemi, staying there until 1923. In 1925 Almirante formed with his cousin Italia Almirante Manzini a stage company which lengthy toured with some success in the United States. In 1928, he formed a company together with Giuditta Rissone and Sergio Tofano, in 1931, he established a short-lived company with Andreina Pagnani and Nino Besozzi. Starting from 1932, he focused in films if cast in supporting and character roles, he was active as a teacher at the Accademia d'Arte Drammatica, a voice actor and a dubber.

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Nick Heidfeld

Nick Lars Heidfeld is a German professional racing driver. Despite scoring regular podium finishes in 2005 with Williams, in 2007 and 2008 with BMW Sauber, Heidfeld never won a race after debuting in Formula One in 2000. Heidfeld holds three Formula One records. In 2011, Heidfeld raced in Formula One for the Renault team as a replacement for the injured Robert Kubica, his former BMW Sauber teammate, before being replaced by Bruno Senna, he drives for the Rebellion Racing team in the FIA World Endurance Championship and for Mahindra Racing Formula E Team in Formula E. Heidfeld was born in Mönchengladbach, West Germany, on 10 May 1977, began racing karts at the age of 11 in 1988. In 1994 he moved into the German Formula Ford series, gaining widespread attention by winning 8 of the 9 races to take the title that season. In 1995 he won the German International Formula Ford 1800 Championship, came second in the Zetec Cup; this led to a drive in the German Formula Three Championship for 1996, where he finished third overall, after taking 3 wins.

He entered the end of the season Macau Grand Prix and won the first heat of the race, attracting the attention of compatriot Norbert Haug, who signed him up for the West Competition team. The following year Heidfeld won the German F3 Championship for Bertram Schäfer Racing, with support from McLaren/West, including a win at the Monaco Grand Prix Formula Three support race. In 1998, he won three races and was runner-up in the International Formula 3000 championship, with the West Competition team. At the final race of the season he was demoted to the back of the grid from pole position, after his team used non-compliant fuel, he finished the race ninth and out of the points, losing the championship by seven points to Juan Pablo Montoya. During that season, he was the official test driver for the McLaren-Mercedes Formula One team. In 1999, he won the International Formula 3000 Championship; that year he took the official track record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed which stood for 20 years. He was a member of the Mercedes squad that raced at the 1999 24 Hours of Le Mans, but the team withdrew after the Mercedes-Benz CLR back-flipped on the Mulsanne Straight while Mark Webber and Peter Dumbreck were driving.

Heidfeld was signed as a race driver for the Prost Grand Prix F1 team for the 2000 season, alongside Formula One veteran Jean Alesi. Heidfeld struggled with his new car and suffered a string of retirements, as well as colliding with his teammate on more than one occasion, he departed Prost at the end of that season, before signing a three-year contract with Sauber for 2001. He was partnered with rookie driver Kimi Räikkönen. After the announcement of Mika Häkkinen's retirement, many thought that Heidfeld would replace him in the McLaren team, as he had outperformed Räikkönen over the year, including a podium position in the Brazilian Grand Prix. However, the McLaren seat went to Räikkönen, Heidfeld stayed with Sauber for 2002 and 2003, where he racked up a number of points finishes. In 2002 he outperformed another rookie teammate, Felipe Massa, but was beaten by his more experienced fellow countryman, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, in 2003. At the end of the 2003 season, Heidfeld was replaced at the Sauber team by Jordan's Giancarlo Fisichella and looked to be without a race seat for the 2004 season.

However, after impressing during a series of preseason tests, it was announced that Heidfeld would race with the financially strapped Jordan team, alongside rookie Giorgio Pantano. The EJ14 proved slow. Despite this, Heidfeld outperformed the car, finishing ahead of more competitive vehicles, he finished seventh at the Monaco Grand Prix and eighth at the Canadian Grand Prix and finished the season with three points. During the winter of 2004–2005, Heidfeld tested with the Williams team, in a'shootout' against Antônio Pizzonia for the second race seat alongside Mark Webber. At the Williams launch on 31 January 2005, it was announced that Heidfeld would be the race driver for the team in 2005, he performed well throughout the season finishing ahead of teammate Webber. At the seventh race of the 2005 season at the Nürburgring circuit, his home Grand Prix, Heidfeld took his first and only pole position. In Monaco he finished second. Heidfeld missed the Belgian Grands Prix due to injuries suffered in a testing accident.

Scheduled to come back for Brazil, he was injured again when hit by a motorbike when out cycling, therefore forced to sit out the rest of the season. Heidfeld gained a contract with his Williams' engine supplier, BMW, when they bought the Sauber team and entered Formula One as BMW Sauber for the 2006 season, replacing Felipe Massa, bound for Ferrari. During 2006 Heidfeld scored points several times for his new team. At Melbourne he ran as high as second, he finished fourth. At Indianapolis, he was eliminated in a spectacular first lap accident which saw fellow drivers Scott Speed, Jenson Button, Kimi Räikkönen and Juan Pablo Montoya go out. Heidfeld's car was launched into a quadruple barrel roll, but he and the other drivers all walked away unharmed; the Hungarian Grand Prix saw Heidfeld give BMW Sauber their first podium finish and best result of the year, when he finished third though he had only qualified tenth on the grid. At the end of 2006, Heidfeld was quoted attacking the media's saturation coverage of his teammate Robert Kubica, who had scored fewer points than him.

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All or Nothing (Mikeschair album)

All or Nothing is the third and final studio album from Christian band Mikeschair, which it is produced by Matt Bronleewe, David Garcia, Ben Glover, Jason Ingram and Rusty Varenkamp, the album released on April 1, 2014 by Curb Records. All or Nothing garnered positive reception from the ratings and reviews of music critics. Matt Conner of CCM Magazine rated the album three stars out of five, commenting how the release contains "great melodies" like their past works, that they should be "destined for further radio success". At New Release Tuesday, Jonathan Francesco rated the album four-and-a-half stars out of five, writing that the band "have crafted another winner". Jonathan Andre of Indie Vision Music rated the album four stars out of five, stating how the album is "powerful and provoking". Louder Than the Music's Jono Davies rated the album a perfect five stars, remarking how "This pop/rock album is pop/rock at its best", the reason why according to him it "is an instant classic." At Jesus Freak Hideout, David Craft rated the album two stars out of five, saying that "Not much stands out", but this release is "an acceptable album": however, the release "does little but add more noise to an swamped genre."

For the Billboard charting week of April 19, 2014, All or Nothing was the No. 20 Christian Album sold and it was the No. 10 Top Heatseekers Album sold

Mont Blanc du Tacul

Mont Blanc du Tacul is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif of the French Alps situated midway between the Aiguille du Midi and Mont Blanc. The official first ascent of Mont Blanc du Tacul was by a guideless party comprising Charles Hudson, Edward John Stevenson and James Grenville Smith, E. S. Kennedy, Charles Ainslie and G. C. Joad on 8 August 1855. However, Courmayeur guides may have ascended the peak during their attempts in 1854 and 1855 to force a way up Mont Blanc from the Italian side. List of 4000 metre peaks of the Alps Mont Blanc du Tacul on SummitPost Routes on Mont Blanc du Tacul

E! (Canadian TV channel)

E! is a Canadian English language specialty channel owned by Bell Media. Based on the American cable network of the same name, E! is devoted to entertainment programming including news, television and fashion. NBCUniversal licenses the name and programming for the channel under a brand licensing agreement, but it doesn't hold an ownership interest; the network was launched in 1999 as the similarly-formatted Star!, under the ownership of CHUM Limited. In 2010, the channel reached a deal to license the name and branding of the U. S. E! network. The channel was licensed in 1996 by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and was launched on September 10, 1999 as Star!, owned by CHUM Limited. On June 22, 2007, CTVglobemedia gained full control of Star! as a result of a takeover of CHUM Limited. That fall, Star!'s daily entertainment news program Star! Daily was replaced with its CTV-produced competitor, etalk; as a result of the changes, the Citytv stations were sold to Rogers Media that same year.

The channel broadcast programming from the equivalent American cable channel E! until 2007, when that channel licensed its name to Global's secondary television system CH and transferred its programming to that service, which became known as E!. Although the broadcast version of E! Canada ceased operations in 2009, Canwest is believed to have retained Canadian rights to E! programming, preventing these series from returning to Star! Instead, the channel's schedule in these years consisted of second-run talk shows and entertainment news shows repeated from CTV and its secondary A system, including FashionTelevision, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and TMZ. On November 1, 2010, CTVglobemedia announced it had signed a multi-year and multi-platform deal with Comcast, to return the E! Brand back to Canada. Under the agreement, Star! was relaunched as E!: Entertainment Television on November 29, 2010. Ownership changed hands again, when on April 1, 2011, Bell Canada gained full control of E! as a result of a takeover of CTVglobemedia, with the latter company becoming known as Bell Media.

At E! U. S's upfronts presentation on April 30, 2012, the network unveiled a new logo and slogan, "Pop of Culture", to debut on July 9, 2012. On the same day, Bell announced that the Canadian version of the channel would adopt E!'s new branding on the same day as its debut in the U. S. On July 12, 2012, E! Canada launched a high definition simulcast feed, it is available on Bell TV, MTS, SaskTel, Telus Optik TV, Bell Aliant Fibe and Eastlink. While E! is similar to its American counterpart, it incorporates reruns of shows that have aired on other Bell Media services including, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Being Human, Supernatural. Official website E! System - Canadian Communications Foundation E! Canada's channel on YouTube