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Original Dixieland Jass Band

The Original Dixieland Jass Band was a Dixieland jazz band that made the first jazz recordings in early 1917. Their "Livery Stable Blues" became the first jazz record issued; the group composed and recorded many jazz standards, the most famous being "Tiger Rag". In late 1917 the spelling of the band's name was changed to Original Dixieland Jazz Band; the band consisted of five musicians. They were a racially integrated group of musicians who played for parades and advertising in New Orleans. ODJB billed itself as the Creators of Jazz, it was the first band to have hit recordings in the genre. Band leader and cornetist Nick LaRocca argued that ODJB deserved recognition as the first band to record jazz commercially and the first band to establish jazz as a musical idiom or genre. In early 1916 a promoter from Chicago approached clarinetist Alcide Nunez and drummer Johnny Stein about bringing a New Orleans-style band to Chicago, where the similar Brown's Band From Dixieland, led by trombonist Tom Brown, was enjoying success.

They assembled trombonist Eddie Edwards, pianist Henry Ragas, cornetist Frank Christian. Shortly before they were to leave, Christian backed out, Nick LaRocca was hired as a last-minute replacement. On March 3, 1916 the musicians began their job at Schiller's Cafe in Chicago under the name Stein's Dixie Jass Band; the band was received offers of higher pay elsewhere. Since Stein as leader was the only musician under contract by name, the rest of the band broke off, sent to New Orleans for drummer Tony Sbarbaro, on June 5, started playing under the name, The Dixie Jass Band. LaRocca and Nunez had personality conflicts, on October 30 Tom Brown's Band and ODJB agreed to swap clarinetists, bringing Larry Shields into the Original Dixieland Jass Band; the band attracted the attention of theatrical agent Max Hart. At the start of 1917 the band began an engagement playing for dancing at Reisenweber's Cafe, on Columbus Circle, in Manhattan. While a couple of other New Orleans bands had passed through New York City earlier, they were part of vaudeville acts.

ODJB, on the other hand, played for dancing and hence, were the first "jass" band to get a following of fans in New York and record at a time when the American recording industry was centered in the northeastern United States in New York City and Camden, New Jersey. Shortly after arriving in New York, a letter dated January 29, 1917, offered the band an audition for the Columbia Graphophone Company; the session took place on Wednesday, January 31, 1917. Nothing from this test session was issued; the band recorded two sides for the Victor Talking Machine Company, "Livery Stable Blues" and "Dixieland Jass Band One-Step", on February 26, 1917 at Victor's New York studios. These titles were released as Victor 18255 in the first issued jazz record; the band's recordings, first marketed as a novelty, were a surprise hit, gave many Americans their first taste of jazz. Musician Joe Jordan sued, since the "One Step" incorporated portions of his 1909 ragtime composition "That Teasin' Rag"; the record labels subsequently were changed to "Introducing'That Teasin' Rag' by Joe Jordan".

A court case dispute over the authorship of "Livery Stable Blues" resulted in the judge declaring the tune in the "public domain". In the wake of the group's success of the Victor record, the ODJB returned to Columbia in May, recording two selections of popular tunes of the day chosen for them by the label "Darktown Strutters' Ball" and " Indiana" as catalogue #A-2297. Numerous jazz bands were formed in the wake of the success of ODJB that copied and replicated its style and sound. Bands were brought from Chicago and California in an attempts to join the jazz craze. Established bands of different types and bandleaders such as Wilbur Sweatman began billing their groups as "jass" or "jazz" bands. Earl Fuller, bandleader at a competing New York venue, was ordered by management to form a "jass" band. W. C. Handy recorded one of the earliest cover versions of an ODJB tune when he released a recording of "Livery Stable Blues" by Handy's Orchestra of Memphis for Columbia in 1917. In 1918, the song "When You Hear That Dixieland Jazz Band Play" by Shelton Brooks, "the King of Ragtime Writers", was published by Will Rossiter in Chicago.

It was a tribute to the Original Dixieland Jazz Band. When the New Orleans Jazz style swept New York by storm in 1917 with the arrival of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Jimmy Durante was part of the audience at Reisenweber's Cafe on Columbus Circle when ODJB played that venue. Durante was impressed with the band and invited them to play at a club called the Alamo in Harlem where Jimmy played piano. Durante had his friend, Johnny Stein, assemble a group of like-minded New Orleans musicians to accompany his act at the Alamo. Stein did so, with a band consisting of fellow veterans of the Laine bands in New Orleans, other than pianist Durante. In late 1918 they recorded two sides for Okeh under the name of the New Orleans Jazz Band, they recorded the same two numbers a couple of months for Gennett under the name of Original New Orleans Jazz Band, in 1920 the same group recorded again for Gennett as Jimmy Durante's Jazz Band. They billed themselves as "Durante's Jazz and Novelty Band". Both LaRocca and Sbarbaro were children of immigrants from the Italian region of Sicily.

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Mark van Vugt

Mark van Vugt is a Dutch evolutionary psychologist who holds a professorship in evolutionary psychology and work and organizational psychology at the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Van Vugt has affiliate positions at the University of Oxford, Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology. Mark van Vugt went to Bataafs Lyceum and studied psychology at the University of Groningen, followed by a PhD in applied social psychology at the University of Maastricht during which he worked on research into environmental sustainability and transportation as social dilemma and tragedy of the commons problems. After receiving his PhD in 1996, Mark van Vugt was hired by the University of Southampton, UK, to work as a lecturer in psychology, followed by a professorship in 2004 at the University of Kent, UK. Mark van Vugt holds a professorship in psychology at the VU University Amsterdam, bringing evolutionary and Darwinian thinking into the field of social psychology and organisational psychology.

His research covers all areas of evolutionary psychology as applied to topics such as leadership followership, group dynamics, management, intergroup conflict and warfare, social dilemma, organisational psychology and environmental protection. He has contributed to the scientific literature by proposing evolutionary evolutionary psychology theories for human social behavior. On leadership followership and organizations through the evolutionary leadership theory. On intergroup relations through the male warrior hypothesis. On the evolutionary psychology of social dilemmas. On conservation and sustainability through the lens of evolutionary psychology and evolutionary mismatch, he conducted work on the Napoleon complex adopting an evolutionary lens. Van Vugt is a Fellow of the British Royal Society for Commerce, he is the first recipient of the Juda Groen award in the Netherlands for his contributions to evolution, evolutionary psychology, human behavior. He is the Business Editor of the Evolution Institute.

Van Vugt has received several grants for his research, including from national and international science foundations, from private partners. Mark van Vugt is the lead author of a popular science book on leadership, Naturally Selected, with British science journalist Anjana Ahuja, translated in over ten languages, he is co-author of a book on evolutionary mismatch and the implications of mismatch for human society (with novelistRonald Giphart. Van Vugt has co-authored books on prestige social dilemmas and the evolution of cooperation and a textbook on applying social psychology, his research has been discussed in many national and international popular science media outlets as the Nature, Huffington Post New Scientist, The Times, The Guardian, CNN, BBC, ABC Trouw and the Volkskrant. Van Vugt has a blog on Psychology Today,He blogs on the website of the Dutch daily newspaper de Volkskrant applying evolutionary insights to societal issues. Van Vugt further co-writes with Max Wildschut a monthly column for the Dutch business magazine Management Team applying evolutionary theory to business and management.

Mark van Vugt serves on the editorial board of various journals such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology The Leadership Quarterly and Frontiers in Evolutionary Psychology and Human Neuroscience Politics and Life Sciences. He sat on various international panels on psychology teaching and research quality, he is an affiliate member of the British Academy project "From Lucy to Language". He led, together with Robin Dunbar of the University of Oxford, a series of lectures for the Economic and Social Research Council highlighting the role of Darwinian and evolutionary psychology in solving societal problems such as poverty, environmental protection, charity and peace. Mark van Vugt's blog on Psychology Today Mark van Vugt "Selected" book lecture at Royal Society in London in September 2010 on YouTube Reviews of the book have appeared in Nature and the New Scientist Mark Van Vugt's work on the evolutionary psychology of environmental protection and sustainability was discussed in the New Scientist Mark van Vugt's evolutionary lessons in leadership failure appear in blogs on the Mind Mark van Vugt gives Darwin lecture at Academia for Sciences in Czech Republic Giphart, R. & van Vugt, M..

Mismatch: How our stone age brain deceives us every day. Little,Brown. Https:// Van Lange, P. Balliet, D. Parks, C. & Van Vugt, M.. Social Dilemmas. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Buunk, A. P. & Van Vugt, M.. Applying social psychology: From problems to solutions. London: Sage Publications. Second edition. Van Vugt, M. & Ahuja, A.. Selected: Why some people lead, why others follow, why it matters; the Evolutionary Science of Leadership. London: Profile Books/New York: Harper. Van Vugt, M. Snyder, M. Tyler, T. & Biel, A... Cooperation in modern society: Promoting the welfare of communities and organizations. London: Routledge. Spisak, B. O’Brien, M. Nicholson, N. & Van Vugt, M.. Leadership in organizations: A niche-construction perspective. Academy of Management Review Vugt, M. van, Griskevicius, V. & Schultz, P. W.. Green: Harnessing stone age psychological biases to foster environmental behavior. Social Issue and Policy Review, 8, 1-32. Van Vugt, M. & Ronay, R. D..

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CATS Classified

CATS Classified is the print classified advertising platform of Singapore Press Holdings. Its classifieds products are distributed together with various newspapers published by SPH; these include, The Straits Times, The New Paper, Lianhe Zaobao, Shin Min Daily News, Lianhe Wanbao, Berita Harian and Tamil Murasu. Its tagline is "Buy it. Sell it. Find it." CATS Classified is divided into 8 sections. Personal Business Vehicles Properties Travel Education Notices Recruit CATS Classified features a different number of advertising options throughout its products. Described as one of the more active and vibrant classified publications in the world, it has been used as a learning tool by various publishers in the industry. Apart from Classified advertisements in print, CATS Classified organizes several events on an annual basis, bringing together advertisers and customers on a large scale. 1800s: On 1 July 1845, the Straits Times registered office was a three-storey building at No. 7 Commercial Square, now Raffles Place.

The first issue of the Straits Times & Singapore Journal was published on 15 July 1845, consisting of an 8-page folio size, with Classified Ads on the front page. The paper cost was half a Spanish dollar. Front page of 1st issue of The Straits Times was monopolised by advertisements presented in a composite fashion.1900s: In the early 1900s, presentation of newspaper advertisements improved with the introduction of new typefaces or letters and pictorial illustrations. However, the newspaper’s front page was still blanketed with advertisements. 1940s: The Classified Section first appeared in the Straits Times on December 5, 1946. "CATS Classified" was first launched in Singapore on October 7, 1969, starting off with four female call center operators. The person in charge was Mr Koh Tiong Choo. Mr Koh joined Classified. Mr Koh had to scrutinise all ads, as far, he had to be sure of the genuine nature of the advertisers. Death certificates had to be produced before publication of the death announcement.

For engagement ads, both parties identified from their IDs. 1950s: On April 3, 1958, HQ moved to Times House at Kim Seng Road. Business Office was located at ground level. In Anson Road office, City Council placed some notice advertisements with The Straits Times; the girl who handed their ads made a big mistake - she kept a bunch of City Council notices in her drawer and forgot about them totally. For days it didn’t come out for publication. A week City Council demanded an explanation on why their ads were not published. Due to the girl’s omission, the Mayor of Singapore Mr Ong Eng Guan issued an order to ban government advertising in the Straits Times for 2 years, It meant a great loss of income for The Straits Times because their advertisements were long. 1970s: On 11 June 1978, registered office was moved to Times Centre. Advertisements in The Straits Times and New Straits Times went metric from September 1975. 1980s: In 1983 headquarters were moved back to Times House. 1990s: On March 4, 1991 the newspaper switched to a scaled-down size of the conventional broadsheet to junior broadsheet.

On 21 January 1995, the headquarters were moved to the current location at News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North. 2000s: CATS Classified underwent a systems upgrade on 1 September 2010 to the new Classified Advertisements Sales Hub, after 3 years of development. The new system will make classified advertisement taking easier and faster for advertisers, as well as cutting the time taken to train new staff. In 2006, CATS Classified launched an online Classifieds product, ST701 with four sections, Cars and Shops. From January – June 2010, was ranked number one in the Hitwise Singapore'Shopping and Classifieds - Classifieds' industry based on monthly average market share. CATS Classified ST701 Singapore Press Holdings Classified Ads help Yeebia

Christian observances of Yom Kippur

Christian observances of Yom Kippur occur when a Christian-style Day of Atonement models itself on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. As observed by the Living Church of God and United Church of God: The Christian Day of Atonement is based on the English translation of the Jewish Holy day Yom Kippur; the day is commemorated with a 25-hour fast by Jews, but a 24-hour fast by Christians who observe it. While not observed by the mainstream of professing Christianity, the Christian groups that do observe it refer to it as the Day of Atonement... The Sacred Name Movement and groups reject Easter and Christmas as pagan in origin and observe the holy days of Leviticus 23 such as Yom Kippur, as well as Passover and the Feast of Weeks. Messianic Jewish congregations devote serious effort at presenting a rationale for taking Yom Kippur; such as by the Emmanuel Messianic Jewish Congregation: For believers in Yeshua, both Jewish and non-Jewish, the observance of Yom Kippur can hold special significance. The repentance started at Rosh HaShanah comes to a culmination with atonement ten days later.

As with the traditional Jewish community, those ten days can take on spiritual meaning as we meditate on the meaning of the high holy days. Although there are not many customs directly relating to the ten days, the message could be applied to a believer's daily meditation at that time. Traditional readings from the book of Jonah, Hosea 14 and other pertinent passages can enhance one's appreciation of the season... Blessed be the Lord God, who has secured our salvation in Yeshua the Messiah! That is what Yom Kippur is all about for those who call on his name... Jews for Jesus describes its observances of this day as follows:... Yom Kippur can be somewhat of a conundrum to Jewish believers in Y'shua. Do we fast and confess our sins like the rest of the Jewish community or do we rejoice in the knowledge that we're forgiven in Messiah? Many Jewish believers view Yom Kippur as a time for identification with our Jewish people, introspection for ourselves and intercession for loved ones, knowing all the while that Jesus is the One that makes us at one with God...

The same organization posts the histories of adherents who came to observe Yom Kippur as a part of worshiping Jesus: Synagogue is hardly the scene to begin a story about believing in Jesus, but it was there my questions started... From that point on, the entire Bible opened up. God's own Word described the One who would come, bear the sins of humanity, be rejected. I knew. I had met the God of Israel, it was through this Yom Kippur prayer. There is no explaining away of sin, but there is a sin-bearer and "…that through Him forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, through Him everyone who believes is freed from all things, from which you could not be freed through the Law of Moses." Christian observances of Jewish holidays

James Madison Lee

James Madison Lee was a lieutenant general in the United States Army who served as commander of United States Army Pacific from 1983 until his retirement in 1985. Enlisting in the Army Air Corps Reserve in 1944, Lee served during World War II. After his return, he graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1950, he late attended and graduated from the Air Command and Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College, the Army War Colleges. Lee served in the Vietnam War and Korean War, commanding infantry in each, he has served as Chief of Legislative Liaison in the Office of the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff for the Allied Forces in Southern Europe. He retired in 1985 and died on September 11, 2017


Loadestone is the tenth studio album by Spear Of Destiny. The album was the first release on Brandon's own record label Eastersnow; the album features a cover of "Transmission" by Joy Division, one of Brandon's favourite bands. "Age of Unreason" - 4:42 "In Transit" - 5:37 "Philadelphia" - 3:52 "Transmission" - 5:00 "Pskotik" - 5:37 "The Devils Game" - 4:39 "Cogs" - 5:42 "Resurrection" - 2:32 "Last Man Standing" - 4:52 "Parade for the Living" - 5:41 "Red Dust Rocketeers" - 3:27 "Palestine" - 3:05 "Requiem for the Presidents" - 5:41 "Invaders" - 0:29 Kirk Brandon - Vocals, Guitar Steve Allan Jones -keyboards James Yardley - Bass Warren Wilson - guitar Chris Bell - Drums