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Monument to the Bandeiras

Monument to the Bandeiras is a large-scale granite sculpture by the Italian-Brazilian sculptor Victor Brecheret at the entrance of Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo, Brazil. It was commissioned by the government of São Paulo in 1921 and completed in 1954, it commemorates the 17th-century bandeiras, or settling expeditions into the interior of Brazil. The monument, given its size and location, has now become an integral part of the landscape of São Paulo; the monument was erected in the south-central area of the city in the Praça Armando Salles de Oliveira, opposite the Palácio 9 de Julho, headquarters of the Legislative Assembly of the State of São Paulo

Black Box (band)

Black Box is an Italian house music group popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The members of the group included a trio made up of a club DJ, a classically trained clarinet teacher, a keyboard and electronic music "wiz"; the group created an image for the Black Box act using French fashion model Katrin Quinol on its album/singles' cover art and supposed lead singer in all of the group's music videos. However, the vision of their success radically changed when it was revealed that Quinol was lip-syncing to the group's actual recorded vocalist Martha Wash, who sang the majority of the songs on the group's debut album Dreamland. Daniele Davoli, Valerio Semplici, Mirko Limoni formed a production team called Starlight; the group's first single was a dance single called "Numero Uno", released in 1988. The song was credited by their other alias Groove Groove Melody. "Numero Uno" peaked at number nine on the UK Singles chart. In early 1989, they produced. In mid-1989, the group released a maxi-single "Airport 89" under the name Wood Allen.

The single peaked at number 99 on the UK Singles chart. That year, the group changed their name to Black Box and began working on their first album; the group added French Caribbean model Katrin Quinol to the lineup as the group's image and who would go on to lip sync their songs in music videos and on televised performances. In July 1989, Black Box released their single "Ride On Time"; the single became an international hit, peaking at number one in three counties including the UK for which it became UK's best-selling single of 1989, selling over 1.5 million copies worldwide. In November 1989, they released a single "Grand Piano" under the alias Mixmaster; the song peaked at number nine hit on the UK Singles chart. In December 1989, they released a follow-up single "I Don't Know Anybody Else"; the song became an international top ten hit and gave the group their first number one song on Billboard's Dance chart. In March 1990, they released their third single "Everybody Everybody". Like its predecessors, the song became an international hit and earned the group their second number one on the Dance chart.

The song has become Black Box's highest charting single to date. In May 1990, they released their debut album Dreamland. Despite its moderate performance on the charts, the album became certified gold in the United Kingdom and United States. In late 1990, the album's fourth single "Fantasy", a cover of the 1978 hit by Earth, Wind & Fire, peaked at number five on the UK Singles chart and became certified silver in the United Kingdom. In February 1991, "Strike It Up" was released as the album's fifth single; the song became another international top ten hit for the group and earned the group their third number one single on the Dance chart. The album's final singles "Open Your Eyes" and "Hold On" performed fair on the charts. In the same year, Black Box released a re-issue of "Ride on Time" called "Bright on Time". Quinol, who did not contribute vocally or musically to the group, left Black Box in late 1991 after the group became the subject of media backlash involving lip-syncing scandals and lawsuits.

In 1993, Black Box added American singer Charvoni Woodson to the lineup. The newly formed group released a single "Rockin' To The Music" which performed poorly on the charts. In 1995, Black Box released their second album Positive Vibration which failed to chart or rise to the level of success as their previous album; the album spawned the singles "Not Anyone" and "A Positive Vibration", both of which performed fair on the charts. In 1997, the album was re-issued with three additional singles: "I Got the Vibration", "Native New Yorker", "Fall Into My Love". In April 1998, the group released a compilation album Strike It Up: The Best of Black Box. In June 1998, they released another compilation Hits & Mixes. In 1999, a maxi single of remixes for "Bright On Time" was released in France. Woodson continued touring and performing as the lead vocalist of the group periodically until 2015. In 2015, Celestine Walcott-Gordon began performing live as the new lead vocalist of the group. In 2018, the group released a single "Everyone Will Follow" featuring vocals by Celestine.

In 1990, American singer Loleatta Holloway and American producer Dan Hartman sued Black Box for copyright infringement and unauthorized sampling of Holloway's song "Love Sensation". "Ride on Time" sampled Holloway's song "Love Sensation", produced and written by Hartman. Neither Holloway nor Hartman were consulted for permission to sample the song, Black Box failed to credit Holloway's vocals in the song. Additionally, Black Box had used Quinol to lip-sync Holloway's vocals in the music video for "Ride on Time", which led the public to believe Quinol was the actual singer. After a lengthy court case, the lawsuit was ruled in favor of Hartman. Both received an undisclosed out-of-court settlement; as a result, Black Box re-issued their "Ride on Time" single, which removed Holloway's vocals and featured newly recorded vocals by English singer Heather Small. The group still retained the original version on their re-issued album Dreamland and added Holloway's name as the featured vocalist on "Ride on Time" as well giving Hartman songwriting credits.

Black Box would re-issue another new version of single called "Bright on Time" in 1991. In September 1990, American singer Martha Wash sued Black Box and RCA Records for commercial appropriation after she became aware of the lip-sync scandal perpetrated by the group. During the record session of their album Dreamland in 1989, Wash was recruited as a session singer to demo songs produced by Black Box. Unbeknownst to her

John Collyer

John Collyer was an architect based in Nottingham. He was born in 1840 in Calverton, the son of John Collyer and Sarah Windle, he established himself as an architect in Nottingham in offices in Cobden Chambers, Market Street on South Parade, from 1873 in Thurland Street. He married Martha Sarah Adamson in 1866 in Nottinghamshire, he died on 12 August 1876 aged 36. Houses on Belgrave Square, Nottingham 1869 Wesleyan School, Kirklington Road, Southwell 1871. Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Baker Street, Hucknall Torkard 1872-73 Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Tennyson Street, Nottingham 1873-74 Wesleyan Chapel, High Street, Old Basford 1874 Methodist New Connexion Chapel, High Street, Long Eaton 1874 Albert Hotel, Derby Road, Nottingham 1876 Dog and Bear public house, Bridlesmith Gate 1876

Sir Francis Foljambe, 1st Baronet

Sir Francis Foljambe, 1st Baronet was Member of Parliament for Pontefract in 1626 and High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1633. Foljambe came from a well established Derbyshire family whose residence was at Walton Hall, Chesterfield in Derbyshire, his father was Francis Esq. of Aldwarke. The family were Lords of the Manor of Tideswell from the fourteenth century, had estates at Bakewell and Darley Dale. One of his earliest recorded ancestors was Godfrey de Foljambe, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, whose elaborate tomb can still be seen in All Saints Church, Bakewell. Sir Francis was created a baronet on 24 July 1622 by James I, he was known for reducing the family estates by his extravagance. The family chronicler Dr Nathaniel Johnston said that he "was a person of great generousness, but of so profuse a temper, hospitality to excess, that what by reason of the great jointure of the three... ladies, the contentions about the estate and the less regarding of his interest by reason of his having no issue male, he sold Walton and most of his Derbyshire lands, much of his Yorkshire lands, entangled others, that reduced that estate, so great... to £1000 per annum."

He became High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1633, but he had to sell the family residence in the same year. He died at Bath on 17 December 1640. What was left of his estates was passed on to Peter Foljambe of Steveton, a distant cousin. Foljambe married twice, firstly to Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir William Wray, 1st Baronet, of Glentworth, Lincolnshire, they had a daughter, baptized at Chesterfield on 2 January 1627. Foljambe's second wife was daughter of Sir George Reresby, of Thribergh. Elizabeth, Foljambe's widow, went on to marry Edward Horner, of Wells and had a daughter who married Sir Robert Martyn, of Suffolk, she died Boxing day 1695. A junior branch of the family became Earls of second creation. A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland and Burke, Volume 1 pp. 424/4 Leigh Rayment's list of baronets

Petr Jiráček

Petr Jiráček is a Czech footballer. A midfielder, he operates either as a box-to-box or more in an attacking role, he plays for FC Zlín. After starting out at Baník Sokolov, club where he had arrived at 10 years old, spending two professional seasons there, Jiráček made a move to Viktoria Plzeň. With Viktoria, he made 100 league appearances and was a key part in the team that won the 2010–11 Czech championship, a feat never accomplished before in the history of the club; the title gave them the opportunity to play the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League, in which they reached the group stage, finishing third only behind giants F. C. Barcelona and A. C. Milan. Jiracek only failed to appear in one match at the European competition, he won the 2009–10 Czech Cup and the 2011 Czech Supercup. In December 2011, Jiráček signed a four-and-a-half year deal with German Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg, he made an impression as he scored a brace in his fourth league game to secure a 3–2 win against SC Freiburg. He suffered an injury in the end of February, that led him to miss a number of matches and be on the bench a few times for the rest of the season.

On 26 August 2012, VfL Wolfsburg head coach Felix Magath confirmed that Jiráček would join Hamburger SV for an undisclosed fee after failing to impress during his stay in Wolfsburg. In September 2011, he made a national team debut in a match against Scotland and soon became first choice in the team managed by Michal Bílek, he scored his first goal in a 1–0 win against Montenegro in the Euro 2012 qualifier play-offs. He went on to play a crucial part in the team that reached the quarterfinals of the UEFA Euro 2012, scoring two goals in the tournament, both opening goals against Greece and Poland in the group stage, being elected the man of the match in the latter match. Scores and results list Czech Republic's goal tally first. Viktoria PlzenCzech Cup: 2009–10 Czech League: 2010–11 Czech Supercup: 2011

Pessimism porn

Pessimism porn is a neologism coined in 2009 during the 2007–2012 global financial crisis to describe the alleged eschatological and survivalist thrill some people derive from predicting and fantasizing about the collapse of civil society through the destruction of the world's economic system. Pessimism porn's coinage is attributed to Hugo Lindgren when he wrote about the concept in New York in February 2009. Lindgren wrote of the attraction of predicting and planning for economic collapse: Like real porn, the economic variety gives you the illusion of control, it only leaves you hungry for more, but econo-porn feeds a powerful sense of intellectual vanity. You walk the streets feeling superior to all these heedless knaves who have no clue what’s coming down the pike. By making yourself miserable about the frightful hell that awaits us, you feel better. Pessimism can be bliss too; the change in programming of news channels to infotainment has played a role in the spread of pessimism porn. Instead of news programming designed to put the issues of the day in a context understandable to viewers, stories follow an "if it bleeds it leads" priority that increase people's fear and anxiety followed by advertisements that offer a way to soothe those anxieties, such as ones for companies for investing in gold to hedge against economic collapse.

Thomas P. M. Barnett, chief analyst at Wikistrat, has criticized apocalyptic predictions for the global economy as problematically short-sighted because "human history is progress, so if you're having to screen out the good to spot the bad, your vision will be unduly narrow....you must discount advances as'illusions' and'buying time' and so on, after a while, you're just this broken clock who's dead-on twice a day". In her book Apocalypse and Post-Politics: The Romance of the End, Regent University professor Mary Manjikian linked Lindgren's concept of pessimism porn to Frank Kermode's "eschatological anxiety", which he wrote about in his landmark The Sense of an Ending. Kermode argued that "worrying about the apocalypse is a feature of societies undergoing significant social and technological transitions". Purveyors of pessimism porn tend to cite as examples of an approaching economic Armageddon the scenario of the world the Chinese, giving up on the dollar as a reserve currency. Mainstream economists disregard the econometrics of people who forecast the collapse of society and the need to resort to survivalism because of what they perceive as the imminent end of the western financial model.

Lindgren cited the blog Calculated Risk as a "reliable turn-on" for its author's knack for writing about the dangers of plummeting rates for various goods, such as commercial paper. Peter Schiff and trend forecaster Gerald Celente were singled out by ABC News as purveyors of pessimism porn. Celente has predicted that in 2012 the United States will see food riots, shantytowns in Central Park and "economic martial law", that the only protections from the chaos to come are "the three g's—gold, guns and a get-away plan". Alex Pareene called Nouriel Roubini the "Joe Francis of Pessimism Porn" for writing multiple doomsday columns for major publications, including a February 2009 column in the Washington Post declaring that unless the U. S. government nationalized all banks the system would collapse. Millenarianism Paul R. Ehrlich Risks to civilization and planet Earth