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Oath of office

An oath of office is an oath or affirmation a person takes before assuming the duties of an office a position in government or within a religious body, although such oaths are sometimes required of officers of other organizations. Such oaths are required by the laws of the state, religious body, or other organization before the person may exercise the powers of the office or organization, it may be administered at an inauguration, enthronement, or other ceremony connected with the taking up of office itself, or it may be administered privately. In some cases it may be administered and repeated during a public ceremony; some oaths of office are a statement of loyalty to a constitution or other legal text or to a person or other office-holder. Under the laws of a state it may be considered treason or a high crime to betray a sworn oath of office; the word'oath' and the phrase'I swear' refer to a solemn vow. For those who choose not to, the alternative terms'solemn promise' and'I promise' are sometimes used.

The Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda, before entering into his duties, must make an oath of allegiance and oath of office in the form specified in the Constitution of Antigua and Barbuda. Members of the Public Service Commission for Antigua and Barbuda take the oath of allegiance and oath of office, while members of both Houses of Parliament are only required to make the oath of allegiance prior to participating in their respective House. Any of these oaths may be taken as an affirmation; the oath of allegiance is set forth as follows: I, ___________, do swear that I will faithfully bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her Heirs and Successors, according to law. So help me God; the oath of office is set forth as follows: I, ___________, do swear that I will honour and preserve the Constitution of Antigua and Barbuda and the law, that I will conscientiously, impartially and to the best of my ability discharge my duties as and do right to all manner of people without fear or favour, affection or ill-will.

So help me God. The oath of secrecy is set forth as follows: I, ___________, do swear that I will not on any account, at any time whatsoever, disclose any counsel, opinion or vote given by any Minister as a member of the Cabinet and that I will not, except with the authority of the Cabinet and to such extent as may be required for the proper conduct of the government of Antigua and Barbuda, directly or indirectly reveal the business or proceedings of the Cabinet or any matter coming to my knowledge as a member of the Cabinet. So help me God. All members of the Australian Parliament are required to take before taking their seat in Parliament an Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance before the Governor-General of Australia; the requirement to take the oath is set out in section 42 of the Australian Constitution and the wording of the oath and affirmation are set out in a schedule to the Constitution. The oath is: I, do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her heirs and successors according to law.

So help me God! The affirmation is: I, do solemnly and sincerely affirm and declare that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her heirs and successors according to law. Upon taking office, the Governor-General of Australia is required to take the above Oath of Allegiance as well as a second Oath of Office: I, do swear that I will well and serve Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her heirs and successors according to law, in the office of Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, I will do right to all manner of people after the laws and usages of the Commonwealth of Australia, without fear or favour, affection or ill will. So help me God! In addition to swearing, the Oath of Allegiance upon becoming a Member of Parliament, the Prime Minister and Parliamentary Secretaries recite an Oath of Office upon entering office; the wording of this oath is not prescribed within the Constitution and is determined by the Prime Minister of the day.

Traditionally the oath has repeated the swearing of allegiance to the Sovereign, although this is not required. The current Oath of Office is: I, do swear that I will well and serve the people of Australia in the office of and that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Australia. So help me God! The President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice, Ministers take their oath of office; the oath is taken in Bengali. President:The President takes oath from the Speaker: "আমি.......................................................................... সশ্রদ্ধচিত্তে শপথ করিতেছি যে, আমি আইন-অনুযায়ী বাংলাদেশের রাষ্ট্রপতি-পদের কর্তব্য বিশ্বস্ততার সহিত পালন করিব. I shall possess pure obedience to Bangladesh. I shall preserve and secure the constitution and I shall deal with all with equity as suggested by law

Grisha Goryachev

Grigory "Grisha" Goryachev is a Russian virtuoso flamenco and classical guitarist now living in the United States. A master of both flamenco and classical guitar, he is one of the world's few guitarists to continue the traditions of solo flamenco in concert performances, he is influenced by Paco de Lucía and Sabicas. Goryachev is technically a proficient player, testament to his background in classical guitar from a young age. A native of St. Petersburg, Goryachev began to play the guitar at the age of six, taught by his father Dmitry, a master teacher and player of the classical guitar and learned quickly, he was a child prodigy, performing in the top concert halls of St. Petersburg, Minsk and other cities in the Soviet Union from the age of nine, receiving wide coverage in Soviet magazines and newspapers, his father was able to obtain copies of flamenco recordings of flamenco greats such as Juan Martín and Sabicas, attracting his interest from an early age. But access was limited. Most of what I used to pick up were pirates."

Goryachev has said of his allurement to flamenco, "It was everything: the sound of the guitar, the rhythms. It's hard not to be moved by this music, it moves me so much that I want to cry." He performed as a child on Soviet radio and television and participated in the TV marathon, Revival of St. Petersburg, broadcast across the world. In 1986 he saw Paco de Lucía at a concert in Russia at the peak of his career which he says "blew his mind" and was "absolutely amazing". From this point he concentrated on learning flamenco, helped by his father, transcribing many unpublished pieces by ear as he listened to recordings, he learned to play flamenco purely by listening to recordings of the masters, professing never to have learned from tablature in his life. His tremolo picking was poor, but on the advice of his father he practiced it for two years, after which he was able to play proficiently, he was driven to play like his newfound hero, would play along with the recordings, attempting to match the pace of de Lucia's picados.

His initial study into flamenco covered the works of Juan Martín, he performed these in concert while still a boy. In 1991, Goryachev performed at UN headquarters in New York City and toured Scandinavia where he performed for royalty. In 1993, he represented his native city in the Days of St. Petersburg at the Jerusalem Festival, in 1994 he performed at an Andrés Segovia memorial concert at the Festival International de Colmar in Colmar, France. In 1997 he toured Spain and met and performed with his hero, flamenco master Paco de Lucía who aided him in applying for a visa to go to the United States. Goryachev said, "I played for him at his home, he said that I sounded good, but if I wanted to play flamenco I had to move to Spain. I never managed to do that." His repertoire now includes the music of other flamenco masters such as Vicente Amigo, Manolo Sanlucar and Rafael Riqueni. In May 2005 he was awarded a special prize for the Best Performance of Spanish Music at the VI International Classical Guitar Competition in Almería, Spain performing at the Festival de Música Española de Cádiz and the Festival de Música de Jimena de la Frontera.

He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he studied under Eliot Fisk. Both Fisk and Christopher Parkening have praised Goryachev's abilities. Goryachev has recorded two albums of flamenco music: Homenaje a Sabicas. Today, Goryachev is one of the world's few guitarists to continue the traditions of solo flamenco in concert performances, he has professed his desire to see more guitarists follow his example in playing traditional flamenco to keep the music alive and to encourage classical players to play flamenco compositions in their repertoire and accept it. However, the Boston Globe says that his "repertoire ranges from traditional flamenco to jazzier works by contemporary composers". In May 2012 he performed Joaquín Rodrigo's popular Concierto de Aranjuez at the Melrose Memorial Hall in Boston. In October 2012 he performed with Peruvian guitarist Jorge Caballero at the 2012 Texas A&M International Guitar Symposium and Competition at Rudder Theatre. Official website Interview

The Infinite (album)

The Infinite is the 19th album by the trumpeter Dave Douglas. It was released on the RCA label in 2002 and has performances by Douglas, Chris Potter, Uri Caine, James Genus and Clarence Penn; the Allmusic review by Dave Lynch awarded the album 3 stars stating, "The Infinite is a strong debut release from Douglas' New Quintet. Those with tastes tending toward post-bop and pre-fusion jazz should find much to like here, with the album serving as an entry point to the trumpeter's more chance-taking endeavors". On All About Jazz, C. Andrew Hovan wrote, "The Infinite is the record I've been waiting for Dave to make for some time now. It's not too left of center, has a drummer on board, allows Douglas' own eclectic sense of musical adventure to run wild." All compositions by Dave Douglas except as indicated "Poses" - 5:38 "The Infinite" - 6:34 "Penelope" - 9:15 "Crazy Games" - 4:38 "Waverly" - 7:23 "Yorke" - 6:18 "Unison" - 5:01 "Deluge" - 5:43 "Argo" - 3:35 Dave Douglas: trumpet Chris Potter: tenor saxophone, bass clarinet Uri Caine: Fender Rhodes James Genus: bass Clarence Penn: drums