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Neil Sedaka

Neil Sedaka is an American pop singer, pianist and record producer. Since his music career began in 1957 as a short-lived founding member of the Tokens, he has sold millions of records as an artist and has written or co-written over 500 songs for himself and others, collaborating with lyricists Howard Greenfield and Phil Cody. Sedaka was born in New York, his father, Mac Sedaka, was a Sephardi Jew of Lebanese or Turkish descent. Sedaka's mother, was an Ashkenazi Jew of Polish and Russian descent. Sedaka's grandparents came to the United States from Constantinople, in 1910, he grew up on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. Sedaka was a first cousin of the singer Eydie Gormé, he demonstrated musical aptitude in his second-grade choral class, when his teacher sent a note home suggesting he take piano lessons, his mother took a part-time job in an Abraham & Straus department store for six months to pay for a second-hand upright. In 1947, he auditioned for a piano scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music's Preparatory Division for Children, which he attended on Saturdays.

His mother wanted him to become a classical pianist like his contemporary Van Cliburn, but Sedaka was discovering pop music. When Sedaka was 13, a neighbor heard him playing and introduced him to her 16-year-old son, Howard Greenfield, an aspiring poet and lyricist, they became two of the Brill Building's composers. Sedaka and Greenfield wrote songs together throughout much of their young lives; when Sedaka became a major teen pop star, the pair continued writing hits for Sedaka and numerous other artists. When the Beatles and the British Invasion took American music in a different direction, Sedaka was left without a recording career. In the early 1970s, he decided a major change in his life was necessary and moved his family to Britain. Sedaka and Greenfield mutually agreed to end their partnership with "Our Last Song Together". Sedaka began a new composing partnership from Pleasantville, New York. After graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School and some of his classmates formed a band called the Linc-Tones.

The band had minor regional hits with songs like "While I Dream", "I Love My Baby", "Come Back, Joe", "Don't Go", before Sedaka launched his solo career and left the group in 1957. The Linc-Tones renamed the Tokens after Sedaka's departure, went on to have four top-40 hits of their own without Sedaka. Sedaka's first three solo singles, "Laura Lee", "Ring-a-Rockin'", "Oh, Delilah!" failed to become hits, but they demonstrated his ability to perform as a solo singer, so RCA Victor signed him to a recording contract. His first single for RCA Victor, "The Diary", was inspired by Connie Francis, one of Sedaka and Greenfield's most important clients, while the three were taking a temporary break during their idea-making for a new song. Francis was writing in her diary, Sedaka asked if he could read it, Connie said no. After Little Anthony and the Imperials passed on the song, Sedaka recorded it himself, his debut single hit the Top 15 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 14 in 1958. His second single, a novelty tune titled "I Go Ape", just missed the Top 40, peaking at No. 42 but it became a more successful single in the United Kingdom with a No. 9.

The third single, "Crying My Heart Out for You", was a commercial failure, missing the Hot 100 peaking at No. 111 but it reached No. 6 on the pop charts in Italy. RCA Victor had lost money on "I Go Ape" and "Crying My Heart Out For You" and was ready to drop Sedaka from their label, but Sedaka's manager, Al Nevins, persuaded the RCA executives to give him one more chance. Sedaka bought the three biggest hit singles of the time and listened to them studying the song structure, chord progressions and harmonies before writing his next songs. "Oh! Carol" delivered Sedaka his first domestic Top 10 hit, reaching No. 9 on the Hot 100 in 1959 and going to No. 1 on the Italian pop charts in 1960, giving Sedaka his first No. 1 ranking. In the UK, the song spent a total of 17 weeks in the top 40, peaking at No. 3. In addition, the B-side, "One Way Ticket", reached No. 1 on the pop charts in Japan. Sedaka had dated Carole King when he was still at high school, which gave him the idea to use her name in the song.

Gerry Goffin – King's husband – took the tune, wrote the playful response "Oh! Neil", which King recorded and released as an unsuccessful single the same year. Thus, this was the only time the melody of the song was used by a popular artist and a future sensation around the same time. After establishing himself in 1958, Sedaka kept churning out new hits from 1960 to 1962, his flow of Top 30 hits during this period included: "Stairway to Heaven". Singles not making the Top 30 during this period included "Sweet Little You" and "King of Clowns". RCA Victor issued four LPs of his works in the United States and Great Britain during this period, produced Scopitone and Cinebox videos of "Calendar Girl" in 1961, "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" in 1962, "The Dreamer" in 1963, he made regular appearances on such TV programs as American Bandstand and Shindig! during this

Jamnagar Tirunelveli Express

The 19577/19578 Jamnagar Tirunelveli Express is an express train operated by Indian Railways that runs between Jamnagar and Tirunelveli Junction in India. It operates as train number 19578 from Jamnagar to Tirunelveli Junction and as train number 19577 from Tirunelveli Junction to Jamnagar; the train has one air conditioned two-tier coach, two AC three-tier coaches, ten sleeper coach, six general unreserved coaches and two SLR. As with most train services in India, coach composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand; the 19578 service covers 2,593 kilometres in 49 hours 20 minutes at an average speed of 55.71 kilometres per hour and takes 48 hours at an average speed of 56.29 kilometres per hour as the 19577 service. As the average speed of the train is above 55 kilometres per hour. Tirunelveli Junction Nagercoil Town Trivandrum Kollam Alappuzha Ernakulam Thrissur Shoranur Kozhikode Kannur Kasaragod Mangalore Jn Udupi Karwar Madgaon Ratnagiri Panvel Vasai Road Vapi Vadodara Ahmedabad Jamnagar The train is diesel hauled throughout its run.

A Vatva based WDM 3A or WDP-4D hauls the train end to end. The train departs Jamnagar every Friday and Saturday and arrives at Tirunelveli Junction at the third day. In return, the train departs Tirunelveli Junction every Monday and Tuesday and arrives the destination on the third day. Time table as on 8 July 2017 onwards

Paul A. Crotty

Paul Austin Crotty is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Born in Buffalo, New York, Crotty received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1962 and a Bachelor of Laws from Cornell Law School in 1967, he was in the United States Navy Reserve from 1962 to 1968. He was a law clerk to Judge Lloyd F. MacMahon of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1967 to 1969. Crotty entered private practice in New York City at the prominent law firm of Donovan, Newton & Irvine, working there as an associate from 1969 to 1976, as a partner from 1976 to 1984, from 1988 to 1993. From 1984 to 1988, he held several government positions in the Office of Financial Services for the City of New York, he was a commissioner in that office in 1984, Commissioner of Finance from 1984 to 1986, a commissioner for Housing Preservation & Development until 1988. After having returned to private practice for a time, he became the Corporation Counsel at the New York City Law Department from 1994 to 1997, group president for the New York and Connecticut region for Verizon Communications from 1997 to 2005.

On February 14, 2005, Crotty was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by Harold Baer Jr.. Crotty was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 11, 2005, received his commission on April 15, 2005, he assumed senior status on August 1, 2015. Paul A. Crotty at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center. Paul A. Crotty Resume

Lucy M. Lewis

Lucy Martin Lewis was a Native American potter from Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico. She is known for her black-on-white decorative ceramics made using traditional techniques. Lucy Martin Lewis was born in Sky City, a mesa in Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico to Lola Santiago and Martin Ortiz. Though she celebrated her birthday on November 2, her birth year, while unknown, was in the 1890s. Lewis began making pottery at age eight, after studying with Helice Vallo. Both of her parents worked in the nearby town, Grants, her early pottery was made for tourists. The ash-bowls were made and sold for five or ten cents. In the late 1910s, Lewis married Toribio'Haskaya' Luis; the family name was changed to Lewis when the oldest son, went into the marines during World War II. She had nine children. Lewis' daughter, Dolores Lewis Garcia, once noted:"My mother, Lucy M. Lewis, began making pottery at about age seven and attracted public attention for her work in the 1950s... Our family would buy books to look up the old pottery designs and Dr. Kenneth Chapman from the Museum of New Mexico suggested to us to use the Mimbres designs and they have become popular for us today.

I was the first to use the Mimbres designs my sisters Emma and Mary began to use them. We have helped with publicity for other Acoma potters to bring more attention to the pottery of the Pueblo."Lewis' designs were inspired by Ancestral Pueblos, including the Mimbres designs of the Mogollon as well as the Chacoan culture. Her work began to be recognized in 1950 when she won the a blue ribbon at the annual Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial. After the Gallup prize, Lewis began to sign her work, an act which created controversy within the Pueblo community. Four pieces of her pottery were featured on an episode of Antiques Roadshow and were appraised for between $10,000 to $18,000 for the set. Lewis's pottery is formed by hand using coils. After the pot is shaped and dried, a white slip is applied. Without the slip the mineral paints would run off the pot. Next, the design is applied using a brush made from yucca. Yucca makes finer lines than regular brushes bought at a store. On a day when the weather is right for firing, a small number of finished pieces are pit-fired.

Results are 100%. Some pieces will end up cracked, the background on others will be gray rather than white, but a few will be wonderful. After going through this process one learns why these pieces should be well taken care of and preserved. Lewis's pottery featured innovative designs, she has been compared to Pablo Picasso. Lewis was known for the animals, line designs she drew on her pottery, her work is influenced by the color of the sky, along with her Native American culture. Lewis was self-taught and her art was natural and innate. Lewis specialized in small pots that were six to twelve inches in height. In 1992, the price range for her pottery was listed as between one hundred and several thousand dollars. Lewis's pottery featured innovative designs, she has been compared to Pablo Picasso. Lewis was known for the animals, line designs she drew on her pottery, her work is influenced by the color of the sky, along with her Native American culture. Lewis was self-taught and her art was natural and innate.

Lewis specialized in small pots that were six to twelve inches in height. In 1992, the price range for her pottery was listed as between one hundred and several thousand dollars. Lewis' tribe, Acoma Pueblo, considered the clay; the creation of a single pot could take as long as two to three weeks. In addition, Native American pottery making is passed down the matriarchal line—mothers and aunts teach the next generation. In 1977, Lewis was invited to the White House and in 1983 she received New Mexico's Governor's Award for outstanding personal contribution to the art of the state, her final art show was the 1991 SWAIA Indian Market in New Mexico. After a long illness, Lucy M. Lewis died on March 1992 in an Acoma Pueblo hospital. Lewis's pottery is formed by hand using coils. After the pot is shaped and dried, a white slip is applied. Without the slip the mineral paints would run off the pot. Next, the design is applied using a brush made from yucca. Yucca makes finer lines than regular brushes bought at a store.

On a day when the weather is right for firing, a small number of finished pieces are pit-fired. Results are 100%; some pieces will end up cracked, the background on others will be gray rather than white, but a few will be wonderful. After going through this process one learns why these pieces should be well taken care of and preserved, her work is in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of the American Indian, Cooper Hewitt, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University, the Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Lucy M. Lewis Dies. John Anthony, Director. Albuquerque, NM. List of Native Ame

The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid

The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid is the sixth studio album by ambient drone music group Stars of the Lid. It was released in late 2001 on two CDs and three LPs; the album features long minimal, droning compositions created from treated guitar, flute and other classical instruments. The second track, "Requiem for Dying Mothers, Part 2", features a sample from the final scene of Andrei Tarkovsky's film Stalker, where the character Monkey pushes a glass across a table by way of telekinesis as a dog whines and a train whistle blows in the distance; the third track, "Down 3", contains a sample from the soundtrack to John Frankenheimer's 1966 film Seconds. The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid was praised by critics. Thom Jurek, writing for AllMusic, stated: The music review online magazine Pitchfork placed The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid at number 187 on its list of top 200 albums of the 2000s. In 2016, Pitchfork ranked the album number six on its list of the 50 best ambient albums of all time.

Disc one"Requiem for Dying Mothers, Part 1" – 6:36 "Requiem for Dying Mothers, Part 2" – 7:37 "Down 3" – 5:46 "Austin Texas Mental Hospital, Part 1" – 2:48 "Austin Texas Mental Hospital, Part 2" – 12:18 "Austin Texas Mental Hospital, Part 3" – 5:47 "Broken Harbors, Part 1" – 3:31 "Broken Harbors, Part 2" – 6:47 "Broken Harbors, Part 3" – 9:16Disc two"Mullholland" – 6:48 "The Lonely People" – 10:07 "Gasfarming" – 3:20 "Piano Aquieu" – 10:54 "FAC 21" – 3:08 "Ballad of Distances, Part 1" – 3:36 "Ballad of Distances, Part 2" – 3:00 "A Lovesong +, Part 1" – 6:45 "A Lovesong +, Part 2" – 8:05 "A Lovesong +, Part 3" – 7:45

List of police firearms in the United Kingdom

Most British police officers are not armed. Instead, they rely on specially trained Authorised Firearms Officers to attend incidents where firearms might be needed. Specialist Firearms Officers are trained to a higher standard than an AFO, because they are to be the officers required to enter besieged premises; the vast majority of firearms used by British police are semi-automatic. Police use of force regarding firearms is governed by the Association of Chief Police Officers. Firearms used by police officers vary between police forces in the UK; the Chief Constable and Police authority of each force decides the number of firearms officers and type of police firearms available. In 2010, 5.56mm calibre carbines were introduced in case of a Mumbai style terrorist attack. Firearms issued to Authorised Firearms Officers include: Glock series Glock 17 Glock 17M Glock 19 Glock 19M Glock 26 SIG Sauer P229 SIG Sauer P320 SIG Sauer P250 Heckler & Koch MP5SF Heckler & Koch G36 variants LMT Defender AR-15 variant Heckler & Koch G3 G3-SG1 and PSG-1 variant SIG SG 550, SIG Sauer SIG516 AR-15 variant SIG Sauer SIG716 HK417 Marksman Rifle HK416C SIG Sauer MCX.

SIG MCX Rattler Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Remington 870 shotgun Benelli M3 Heckler & Koch HK69A1 37mm L104A1/A2 riot grenade launcher for baton rounds designed by the Royal Ulster Constabulary Unlike territorial police forces in England and Wales, the Police Service of Northern Ireland arms all of its officers, as did the preceding Royal Ulster Constabulary. Officers are issued the Glock 17 pistol, phasing out the now obsolete Ruger Speed-Six revolvers issued. Long arms were issued: either the Sterling submachine gun and Heckler & Koch MP5, or rifles such as Heckler & Koch G3s, G36 K and C variants, or HK33s; the latter replaced. Long arms are still carried in areas of higher threat such as North and West Belfast or various border areas. Most British Transport Police officers are unarmed. British Transport police AFOs carry: Glock 17 pistol LMT CQB 10.5" SBR carbine Like the PSNI, Belfast Harbour Police officers are issued the Glock 17 pistol. Like the PSNI, officers of the Belfast International Airport Constabulary are issued the Glock 17 pistol whilst on duty.

Officers are authorised to carry Heckler & Koch MP5s, similar to those used by the PSNI prior to the adoption of the Heckler & Koch G36. Civil Nuclear Constabulary officers are armed while carrying out their duties. CNC officers carry: Glock 17 C Semi auto fire variants. CNC officers operate the armament on board the ships of Pacific Nuclear Transport Limited, which specialise in transporting spent nuclear fuel and reprocessed uranium on behalf of the British Nuclear Fuels organisation; such ships have an on-board escort of armed police. The Civil Nuclear Constabulary use a range of heavier weapons up to automatic cannon of 30mm calibre deployed on the ships. SIG-Sauer P229 Heckler & Koch MP5-SF- issued to specialist units. Replaced in general service by the MP7. Heckler & Koch MP7 issued to non-specialist units nationwide. Phased in to remove the need to carry a rifle and side arm although some units still carry both; the SF Variant was produced to meet the exclusive request by MDP as its only user worldwide.

Colt Canada C8- Formerly Diemaco -specialist units• SA80 - L85-A1 and subsequent A2 versions. Used by the special escort group and officers at AWE Aldermaston and Burghfield. In the past, police have been issued: Webley Revolver Lee–Enfield rifles Sten Gun Sterling Mark 6 "Police"—semi-automatic-only version of the Sterling smg Ruger Mini-14 rifle Used in the past by Surrey Police. Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver—used in the past by Su