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Omar Hakim

Omar Hakim is an American jazz, jazz fusion and pop music drummer, producer and composer. He has worked with Weather Report, David Bowie, Madonna, Dire Straits, Kate Bush, George Benson, Miles Davis, Daft Punk, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion. A graduate of the New York School of Music and Art, Omar Hakim began his career recording with various pop and soul groups, his father, Hasan Hakim, had played trombone for Count Basie. Hakim credits jazz vibraphonist Mike Mainieri with giving him his first break in 1980. Hakim first came to major attention as a member of Weather Report. Hakim played drums on David Bowie's most commercially successful album, 1983's Let's Dance, as well as the follow-up, Tonight, in 1984. Bowie described Hakim as "a fascinating drummer, with impeccable timing" and "always fresh in his approach". In the mid-1980s, Hakim joined Dire Straits as drummer while recording their fifth album Brothers in Arms. Hakim temporarily replaced the band’s then-permanent drummer Terry Williams, when his performance was felt to be unsuitable for the desired sound of the album after most of the album tracks had been recorded.

Hakim re-recorded all the drum tracks on the album in two days and left for other commitments. Hakim and Williams are both credited on the album. Hakim was part of the band for Sting's first solo album, The Dream of the Blue Turtles, appearing in the film Bring on the Night. By this time, Hakim was teaching himself to program drum machines, which put him in greater demand as a pop, R&B session musician, landed him work with Madonna. Meanwhile, he continued his work as a jazz fusion drummer. In December 1989, Hakim released his first solo album, Rhythm Deep, which occupied a middle ground between jazz, R&B, pop, gave him a chance to showcase his vocal abilities as well; the results earned Hakim a Grammy nomination in early 1990. During the 1990s, Hakim continued to improve his skills in the realm of electronic percussion, keeping abreast of new technologies, he performed on albums by Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Jewel, among other pop stars, kept his jazz work going as well, though it had tapered off by the middle of the decade.

In 2000, Hakim released his second solo CD, The Groovesmith, produced and mixed in his personal recording studio "The OH-Zone". In 2010, Hakim formed a band with wife Rachel Z called "The Trio of OZ" and they recorded and toured extensively internationally behind their successful eponymous release. In 2014, he released his third album, entitled. Hakim played drums for the Kate Bush 22-night residency called Before the Dawn in London from August 26 – October 1, 2014 at the Hammersmith Apollo. On June 18, 2015, Journey announced that Hakim would replace longtime drummer Deen Castronovo on their North American tour after Castronovo was arrested for domestic violence in Salem, Oregon. Omar was featured on the cover of Modern Drummer Magazine in 2014. Omar was featured on the cover of DrumHead Magazine in 2017. Omar became the Chairman of the Percussion Department of Berklee College of Music in 2017, replacing the previous Department Chair, John Ramsey. Between 1988 and 1989 Hakim appeared as the house band drummer in The Sunday Night Band during the first half season of the acclaimed music performance program Sunday Night on NBC late-night television.

After being temporarily replaced by drummer J. T. Lewis for the remainder of that season, Hakim reappeared in the band for the second season in the fall of 1989, when the program returned under the new name Night Music. Rhythm Deep The Groovesmith The Omar Hakim Experience With Victor Bailey 1989 Bottom's Up 1999 Low Blow 2001 That's RightWith David Bowie 1983 Let's Dance 1984 TonightWith Chic 1999 Live at the Budokan 2002 In Japan 2006 Night in AmsterdamWith Miles Davis 1986 Tutu 1987 Music from Siesta 1989 AmandlaWith Dire Straits 1985 Brothers in Arms 1988 Money for Nothing compilation 1998 Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits compilation 2005 The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations compilationWith Najee 1986 Najee's Theme 1990 Tokyo Blue 1992 Just an Illusion 2000 Love Songs 2003 EmbraceWith Lee Ritenour 1988 Festival 1995 Larry & Lee 2005 World of BrazilWith Special EFX 1988 Confidential 1988 Double Feature 1990 Just Like Magic 1991 Peace of the World 2013 GenesisWith Weather Report 1984 Domino Theory 1985 Sportin' Life 1986 This Is This!

2002 Live and Unreleased 2006 Forecast: Tomorrow 2011 Live in Cologne 1983With others


Eyjafjallajökull is one of the smaller ice caps of Iceland, north of Skógar and west of Mýrdalsjökull. The ice cap covers the caldera of a volcano with a summit elevation of 1,651 metres; the volcano has erupted frequently since the Last Glacial Period, most in 2010. Eyjafjallajökull consists of a volcano covered by an ice cap; the ice cap covers an area of about 100 square kilometres. The main outlet glaciers are to the north: Gígjökull, flowing into Lónið, Steinholtsjökull, flowing into Steinholtslón. In 1967, there was a massive landslide on the Steinholtsjökull glacial tongue. On 16 January 1967 at 13:47:55 there was an explosion on the glacier, it can be timed. When about 15,000,000 cubic metres of material hit the glacier a massive amount of air and water began to move out from under the glacier into the lagoon at the foot of the glacier; the mountain itself, a stratovolcano, stands 1,651 metres at its highest point, has a crater 3–4 kilometres in diameter, open to the north. The crater rim has three main peaks: 1,500 metres.

The south face of the mountain was once part of Iceland's coastline, from which, over thousands of years, the sea has retreated some 5 kilometres. The former coastline now consists of sheer cliffs with many waterfalls, of which the best known is Skógafoss. In strong winds, the water of the smaller falls can be blown up the mountain; the area between the mountain and the present coast is a flat strand, 2 to 5 km wide, called Eyjafjöll. The Eyjafjallajökull volcano last erupted on 14th April 2010 in Iceland, it left behind vast ash clouds so large that in some areas daylight was obscured. The cloud not only darkened the sky but interfered with hundreds of plane flights. However, the people of Iceland were not concerned about the ash clouds: they were more concerned about flooding; that year all the residents close to the volcano had to evacuate in case the area flooded. When the volcano erupted, all the melted ice had to go somewhere. Luckily it didn’t flood that much: most of it went into rivers, but if it had flooded down the farm valleys it could have swept away all the farms in the valley.

The farms in the valley were however covered in a soft layer of ash, which the farmers thought would give bad crops, but the warmth and nutrition from the ash enabled the crops to grow rather well. The name means "glacier" of the Eyjafjöll; the word jökull, meaning glacier or ice cap, is a cognate with the Middle English word ikel surviving in the -icle of English icicle. Eyjafjöll is the name given to the southern side of the volcanic massif together with the small mountains which form the foot of the volcano; the name Eyjafjöll is made up of the words eyja, the plural word fjöll, meaning fells or mountains, together means: "the mountains of the islands". The name refers to the close by archipelago of Vestmannaeyjar; the word fjalla is the genitive plural of fjöll, so Eyjafjalla is the genitive form of Eyjafjöll and means: "of the Eyjafjöll". A literal part-by-part translation of Eyjafjallajökull would thus be "Islands' Mountains' ice cap". Eyjafjallajökull is sometimes referred to by the numeronym "E15".

The stratovolcano, whose vents follow an east-west trend, is composed of basalt to andesite lavas. Most of its historical eruptions have been explosive. However, fissure vents occur on both sides of the volcano; the volcano is fed by a magma chamber under the mountain, which in turn derives from the tectonic divergence of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is part of a chain of volcanoes stretching across Iceland, its nearest active neighbours are Katla, to the northeast, Eldfell, on Heimaey, to the southwest. The volcano is thought to be related to Katla geologically, in that eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull have been followed by eruptions of Katla. Eyjafjallajökull erupted in the years 920, 1612 and 2010; some damage was caused by a minor eruption in 1821. Notably, the ash released from the eruption contained a large fraction of fluoride, which in high doses may harm the bone structure of cattle, horses and humans; the eruption caused some small and medium glacier runs and flooding in nearby rivers Markarfljót and Holtsá.

The eruptive phase started on 19 and 20 December 1821 by a series of explosive eruptions and continued over the next several days. The sources describe heavy ash fall in the area around the volcano to the south and west. After that event the sequence of eruptions continued on a more subdued level until June 1822. From the end of June until the beginning of August 1822, another sequence of explosive eruptions followed; the eruption columns were shot to considerable heights, with ashfall in both the far north of the country, in Eyjafjörður, in the southwest, on the peninsula of Seltjarnarnes near Reykjavík. The period from August to December 1822 seemed quieter, but farmers attributed the death of cattle and sheep in the Eyjafjörður area to poisoning from this eruption, which modern analysis identifies as fluoride poisoning; some small glacier runs occurred in the river Holtsá. A bigger one flooded the plains near the river Markarfljót.. In 1823, some men went hiking up on Eyjafjallajökull to inspect the craters.

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Anisa Butt

Anisa Butt is a British Indian television and film actress. She started her career as a child artist in the television show Ishaan, which aired on Disney Channel India, she made her film debut in Shuja Ali's movie Baat Bann Gayi. Anisa graduated from University of London with a B. A. in Drama. She has performed dance and drama at the Royal Albert hall, she has attended Kevin Spacey’s workshop at The Old Vic theater. In 2010, Anisa started her career with Disney Channel India’s show Ishaan as Shyla. In 2011, she made a cameo appearance in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara as Kalki Koechlin's sister Tanya, she was spotted with Shahrukh Khan in an advertisement for Navratna Seeti Bajao, directed by Rajkumar Hirani. In 2013, she has made a small appearance in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani with Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles, she made her film debut with Baat Bann Gayi in the lead role opposite Ali Fazal. The film co-starred Gulshan Grover and Amrita Raichand and was released on 11 October 2013.

In 2017, she had made a small appearance in Half Girlfriend with Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. Anisa Butt on IMDb

Protocol amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs

The 1972 Protocol amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs was a protocol that made several changes to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. It highlighted the need for treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts, instructing parties to take "all practicable measures for the prevention of abuse of psychotropic substances and for the early identification, education, after-care and social reintegration of the persons involved", it expanded the International Narcotics Control Board from 11 members to 13 members. In addition, the Protocol added Article 21 bis, Limitation of Production of Opium, which allowed the Board to deduct from a nation's opium production quota the amounts it determines have been produced within that nation and introduced into the illicit traffic; this could happen as a result of failing to control either illicit production or diversion of licitly produced opium to illicit purposes. In this way, the Board can punish a nation that does not control its illicit opium traffic by imposing an economic sanction on its medicinal opium industry.

This provision is ineffective on nations. The Protocol adds a provision to Article 22 stating that "A Party prohibiting cultivation of the opium poppy or the cannabis plant shall take appropriate measures to seize any plants illicitly cultivated and destroy them, except for small quantities required by the Party for scientific and research purposes"; the effect of this amendment is to require nations to enforce the laws on their books against cultivation of illicit drugs. The Protocol adds a provision to Article 36 allowing for "treatment, after-care and social reintegration" as an alternative to incarceration of drug abusers. A Commentary to the Protocol was written by Adolf Lande, former Secretary of the Permanent Central Narcotics Board and Drug Supervisory Body, under the responsibility of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs; the Commentary was designed to help nations interpret the Convention. As of 2013, the Protocol has been ratified by 125 states, it was signed by 54 states. Signatures and ratifications.

Commentary on the Protocol Amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. Gatto, Christopher: European Drug Policy: Analysis and Case Studies, NORML Foundation, 1999. INCB ANNUAL REPORT, Feb. 23, 1999

Lake City, Michigan

Lake City is a city in and the county seat of Missaukee County in the U. S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 836. Lake City is locally known as the “Christmas Tree Capital,” because of the millions of Christmas trees produced annually; the community's first settler, Daniel Reeder, build his cabin on Muskrat Lake, now Lake Missaukee, in 1868. On January 22, 1872, Reeder was the name of post office open and the last name of its first postmaster, Daniel; the county selected Reeder by a one-vote margin as the county seat in 1873. The community became a station of the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad; the community was renamed on January 1877 to Lake City. Lake City was incorporated as a village and platted in 1889; the village became a city in 1932. Much of Missaukee County grew in the early 20th century because of the region's timber industry; the community continues to thrive because of local lumber mills. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.05 square miles, all land.

Lake City derives its name from the three inland lakes in or at the edge of the town, which are Lake Missaukee, Lake Sapphire and Crooked Lake. Each is less than a mile from the other. M-55 M-66 As of the census of 2010, there were 836 people, 337 households, 216 families living in the city; the population density was 796.2 inhabitants per square mile. There were 489 housing units at an average density of 465.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95.2% White, 1.2% African American, 1.7% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population. There were 337 households of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 35.9% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 923 people, 381 households, 238 families living in the city; the population density was 854.9 per square mile. There were 493 housing units at an average density of 456.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.72% White, 0.11% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.43% from other races, 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.63% of the population. There were 381 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.3% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.93. In the city, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $28,864, the median income for a family was $34,286. Males had a median income of $27,361 versus $19,044 for females; the per capita income for the city was $17,067. About 10.7% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over. Romig, Walter. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 081431838X. ISBN 978-0814318386. Lake City, Michigan - Pure Michigan Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce

Blond Ambition World Tour Live

Blond Ambition World Tour Live is a video album by American singer Madonna. It was released only on LaserDisc by Pioneer Artists as part of the sponsorship deal of the 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour, it contains the final tour date recorded in France. The release had been shown and produced by American network HBO as a television special. In 1992, the LaserDisc release won the Best Music Video-Long Form category at the 34th Grammy Awards; this was the first Grammy award. The video album was released only on LaserDisc by Pioneer Artists as part of the sponsorship deal of the 1990 "Blond Ambition World Tour" and was released to promote the LaserDisc format, it contains the final tour date filmed at Stade de l'Ouest in Nice, France on August 5, 1990, shown and produced by American network HBO as part of a television special Madonna – Live! Blond Ambition World Tour 90. Another TV special with the same name was broadcast in August 1990 on the UK Satellite channel Sky Movies, filmed in Barcelona, Spain on August 1, 1990, produced by Italian channel Rai Uno who had produced the 1987 concert special Madonna in Concerto, released commercially as Ciao Italia: Live from Italy in 1988.

A edited version of the same show was broadcast on the BBC on December 24 1990. In 1992, the LaserDisc release won the Best Music Video, Long Form category at the 34th Grammy Awards; this was the first Grammy award. The award was granted to Anthony Eaton. Another version of the Blond Ambition World Tour was released commercially, Blond Ambition Japan Tour 90, on VHS and LaserDisc on July 25, 1990, it was released in Japan only by Sire Records and Warner-Pioneer and contains a date filmed at Yokohama Stadium in Yokohama, Japan on April 26, 1990. Another release, Blond Ambition Tour 1990, was released on DVD in Germany only in 2005 by Falcon Neue Medien which had obtained a licence to release it only in that country. Neither Madonna nor Warner Bros. Records authorized the release, which features poor-quality footage from a show filmed in Houston, Texas in May 1990; the same footage was released in the UK in October 2007 by Quantum Leap Video. Pioneer still holds the rights to this LaserDisc. Pioneer have confirmed.

David Mallet – director Anthony Eaton – producer Freddy De Mann – executive producer Christopher Ciccone – art direction Vince Patterson – choreographer Kevin Alexander Stea – assistant choreographer Madonna – Live! Blond Ambition World Tour August 5, 1990 on HBO Most-watched entertainment special in HBO's 18-year history 4.3 million households Blond Ambition World Tour Live on IMDb