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Paul Anka

Paul Albert Anka is a Canadian singer and actor. Anka became famous with hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", " Having My Baby", he wrote such well-known music as the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and one of Tom Jones's biggest hits, "She's a Lady". He wrote the English lyrics to Claude François and Jacques Revaux's music for Frank Sinatra's signature song, "My Way", recorded by many, including Elvis Presley. In 1983, he co-wrote the song "I Never Heard" with Michael Jackson, it was retitled and released in 2009, under the name "This Is It". An additional song that Jackson co-wrote with Anka from the 1983 session, "Love Never Felt So Good", was released in 2014 on Jackson's posthumous album Xscape; the song was released by Johnny Mathis in 1984. Anka became a naturalized US citizen in 1990. Anka was born in Ottawa, Canada, to Camelia and Andrew Emile "Andy" Anka Sr. who owned a restaurant called the Locanda. His parents were both Antiochian Orthodox Christians.

Anka's father was Syrian-Canadian from'Uyūn al-Wādī, from the Na'Nou' family and his mother was Lebanese-Canadian "from the town of Kfar Mechki, Rashaya District, in Lebanon". She died when he was 18. Anka sang with the St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral choir under the direction of Frederick Karam, with whom he studied music theory, he studied piano with Winnifred Rees. He attended Fisher Park High School. Paul Anka recorded his first single, "I Confess", when he was 14. In 1957, with $100 given to him by his uncle, he went to New York City where he auditioned for Don Costa at ABC, singing what was believed to be a lovestruck verse he had written to a former babysitter. In an interview with NPR's Terry Gross in 2005, he stated that it was to a girl at his church whom he hardly knew; the song "Diana" brought Anka stardom as it went to No. 1 on the US music charts. "Diana" is one of the best selling singles by a Canadian recording artist. He followed up with four songs that made it into the Top 20 in 1958, including "It's Time to Cry", which hit No. 4 and " My Heart Sings", which reached No.

15, making him one of the biggest teen idols of the time. He toured Britain Australia with Buddy Holly. Anka wrote "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" – a song written for Holly, which Holly recorded just before he died in 1959. Anka stated shortly afterward: "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" has a tragic irony about it now, but at least it will help look after Buddy Holly's family. I'm giving my composer's royalty to his widow – it's the least I can do. Paul Anka's talent included the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, he wrote "Teddy" – a Top 20 hit for Connie Francis in 1960. Anka composed Tom Jones's biggest hit record, "She's a Lady", wrote the English lyrics to "My Way", Frank Sinatra's signature song. In the 1960s, Anka began acting in motion pictures as well as writing songs for them, most notably the theme for the hit film The Longest Day, in which he made a cameo appearance as a US Army Ranger. For his film work he wrote and recorded one of his greatest hits, "Lonely Boy", he wrote and recorded "My Home Town", a No. 8 pop hit for him the same year.

He went on to become one of the first pop singers to perform at the Las Vegas casinos. In 1960, he appeared twice as himself in NBC's short-lived crime drama Dan Raven. In 1960, Anka signed with RCA Victor, he bought the rights and ownership of his ABC-Paramount catalog in 1963, but like most North American recording artists saw his career stalled by the British Invasion. By the late 1960s, his career focused on adult contemporary and big-band standards, played in Las Vegas. Paul performed at the Araneta Coliseum in December 1961 known as "The Top Showman, the One and Only, Paul Anka". In the early 1970s, he signed with Buddah Records, putting out two albums, a self-titled and Jubilation; the former, first released in 1971, bore the track "She's a Lady", a song he wrote that would become a signature hit for Welsh singer Tom Jones that same year. Anka failed to make a chart success of his own version. Frustrated after more than ten years without a top 25 hit record, Anka switched labels again, which marked a turning point in his career.

This time he signed with United Artists and in 1974 teamed up with Odia Coates to record the No. 1 hit, " Having My Baby", exposing Anka to a new generation of fans and proved his staying power among his original fan base, now maturing. Anka wrote five songs which were included on an album by Don Goodwin. Anka and Coates would record two more duets that made it into the Top 10, "One Man Woman/One Woman Man" and "I Don't Like to Sleep Alone", the No. 15 duet " There's Nothing Stronger Than Our Love". In 1975 he recorded a jingle for Kodak written by Bill Lane and Roger Nichols called "Times of Your Life", it became so popular Anka recorded it as a full song, which peaked at No. 7 in the US pop chart in 1976. The follow-up was another hit that Anka wrote for Sinatra, "Anytime", peaking at No. 33. Anka's last Top 40 hit in the US was in the summer of 1983: "Hold Me'Til the Mornin' Comes", which included backing vocals from then-Chicago frontman Peter Cetera, his 1998 album

Verdun: Visions of History

Verdun: Visions of History is a 1928 French docudrama film directed by Léon Poirier. It portrays the battle of Verdun by recreating the battle on its location, but with the use of newsreel footage and dramatic scenes. Most of the people in the film are actual French and German World War I veterans, including Marshal Philippe Pétain who portrays himself; the film has a pacifist message. Albert Préjean as the French soldier Jeanne Marie-Laurent as the mother Suzanne Bianchetti as the wife Hans Brausewetter as the German soldier Thomy Bourdelle as the German officer Pierre Nay as the boy Maurice Schutz as the Marshal of the empire Antonin Artaud as the intellectual Daniel Mendaille as the husband Philippe Pétain as Philippe PétainOther than Pétain, the film pays tribute to the officers Robert Nivelle, Charles Mangin, Ferdinand Foch and Georges Guynemer; the film premiered on 8 November 1928 with a screening at the Palais Garnier, in the presence of the French president and the German ambassador, with an original orchestra score by André Petiot.

It was released in regular cinemas on 23 November 1928. In 1931, Poirier re-edited the film and added an audio track to create a sound film, released under the title Verdun, souvenirs d'histoire; the sound version runs at 115 minutes. Most prints of the film were destroyed during World War II. A good print was discovered in Moscow 50 years and was restored by the Cinémathèque de Toulouse in 2006

Chang'an University

Chang'an University is a university located in Xi'an, China. Chang ` an is the ancient name of Xi'an, it is one of the State "211 Project" key development universities and is directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education. The university was formed by the merger of the former Xi'an Highway University, Xi'an Engineering Institute and Northwest Institute of Construction Engineering on April 18, 2000, it has five campuses in Xi'an. The Weishui Campus is for undergraduates and the other ones are for postgraduates and social practices. Moreover, Chang’an University has the only automobile proving field in Weishui Campus in China, it is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with Double First Class status in certain disciplines. Chang'an University Website

Nexhmedin Spahiu

Nexhmedin Spahiu is a mathematician and political scientist, author of The Theory of Kosovar Nation. Born in Mitrovica, Kosovo, on 20 September 1964, Spahiu was a professor of University of Tirana, University of Tetova, University of Pristina, the University of Hamburg, he has published nine books. Ekuilibret Shqiptare, Tirana, 1997 Shqiptarët dhe serbët në luftën finale për Kosovën, Tirana, 1998. Drejt Protektoratit Ndërkombëtar në Kosovë, Tirana, 1998. Serbian Tendencies for Partitioning of Kosova, Central European University, June 1999. Drejt Kombit Kosovar, Mitrovica, 2004. National Awakening Process among Orthodox Albanians, Hamburg, 2006. Kombi në Inkubator, Prishtina, 2010 Foshnjeria e Kombit Kosovar, Prishtina, 2014. Ngritja e Kombit Kosovar, Prishtina, 2017His political analyses are known for critical sense, courage to deal with delicate issues at dangerous situations and exact prognoses. In an essay published at the beginning of 1992, Spahiu gave accurate prognoses of the epilogue of the wars in former Yugoslavia, NATO bombardment of Belgrade and many of the other developments.

In 1987/88 Spahiu was a student leader of the University of Pristina, while in 1988/89 he was the President of the Coordination Council of the student organisations of the Former Yugoslavia. In 1999, Nexhmedin Spahiu founded the Radio and Television of Mitrovica, where he promoted the debate for the most sensitive issues of Kosovar society. Since 1999 he has been the President of the Assembly of NGOs of Kosovo, the representative body of Kosovar civil society

Toxics use reduction

Toxics use reduction is an approach to pollution prevention that targets and measures reductions in the upfront use of toxic materials. Toxics use reduction emphasizes the more preventive aspects of source reduction but, due to its emphasis on toxic chemical inputs, has been opposed more vigorously by chemical manufacturers. Toxics use reduction can be subdivided into indirect. Direct use focuses on substituting inputs in the production process and redesigning products to use less or no toxic chemicals. In the indirect process, there are process modifications, operation improvements, recycling of chemicals. In the United States, toxics use reduction programs were set up by some state legislatures during the early 1990s, including in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Oregon. Program elements may include mandatory reporting of toxic chemical use, reduction planning requirements and technical assistance. In the mid-1990s, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency considered toxics use reporting or materials accounting as an expansion of the public right to know on toxic chemical use.

In 1990, Congress issued the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 to try to reduce toxins. Though the restrictions are limited, it is still practiced in over thirty states; the agency issued an advance notice of its proposed rule making in 1996, though toxics use reporting was not adopted. The Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act program of 1989 requires facilities that use large amounts of toxic chemicals are required to report on their chemical use, conduct toxics use reduction planning every two years, pay a fee; the fees paid by TURA filers support the work of the TURA implementing agencies, are used to provide a wide variety of services to toxics users, including education, grant programs and technical assistance. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute, the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance and Technology implement the goals of TURA. In Europe, attention to toxics use reduction may be seen in the European Union's new regulatory framework for the Registration, Evaluation and Restriction of Chemicals.

Latin America and Asia have industrialized at tremendous rates over the past decades. In doing so, governments focused on output to develop the economy while not paying attention to the environment; this has resulted in water sources. Organisations such as Clean Production Action have published resources for activists to formulate strategies to lobby governments for a less toxic producing industrial processes. In Southern China, the Pearl River delta has a high level of toxic accumulation because the area has heavy production facilities which provide 30% of China’s exports; the rivers serves as source of water supply to 47 million people yet still continues to be a dumping site. TURA’s guideline are being used in China to account for the toxic waste in the river and to come up with solution to reduce it. In a study conducted in Thailand, it was concluded that implementing a tax policy can reduce toxicity emissions; the main concern is to ensure that the lower and middle-class families don’t get affected by these policies, thus progressive toxic emission strategy should be enforced where taxation depends on much toxicity an individual or a family produces.

N Argentina’s Rio Chuela area, there are around 4100 factories. The toxic emissions are so high. After a lawsuit from the Citizen’s Action, the court directed factories to reduce the toxic emissions by 50% over five years. To achieve this goal, TURA’s guidelines have been effective in helping the Argentinian government build a framework for its industrial sector. There has been a push to focus on the upstream production process to reduce toxins; the idea is to regulate emissions in the early phase of the production process rather than controlling pollution results once the toxins are released into the environment. Governments, private companies and local communities are being brought together to find ways to reduce pollution output rather than pollution control. For example, private companies such as PaperWorks Packaging Group from Ontario, Canada have taken initiative to reduce toxic elements in the production process; the company was using toxic materials in the cleaning solutions which would escape into the atmosphere.

The company decided to eliminate the Stoddard solvent from its production process to produce high quality products that are environmentally responsible. However, there has been hesitation to wholeheartedly follow these toxics use reduction programs from a business standpoint. While some businesses found that by switching to a different chemical instead of the toxic ones, some other companies have not changed their production processes or invested in ways to reduce toxic chemical usage because they are unsure if they will make a large enough profit; some businesses claim. Other reasons why businesses have not switched over to a different alternative chemical in lieu of the toxic one could be a lack of knowledge that an alternative exists or the fact that the alternative may not have been created yet. Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute Oregon DEQ Toxics Use/Waste Reduction Assistance Program New Jersey Pollution Prevention Act and technical assistance program

Inspekteur (NSDAP)

Inspekteur was an early Nazi political rank created in 1930 due to the Nazi Party expanding across Germany in hopes of securing a major election victory. The political position of Inspekteur was the first concentrated effort to organize the Nazi Party on a national basis, where as before the Nazis had operated from Munich, in Bavaria, with various splinter Nazi groups in other parts of Germany; the rank of Inspekteur was divided into two levels: Reichsinspekteur. The Landes level was concentrated on Nazi organization within specific German states, while the Reich level coordinated Nazi activities across the entire country; the position of Inspekteur was denoted on Nazi Party brown shirts by either one of two collar bars worn on a dark red collar patch. The shoulder boards were paired up with a one or two knotted gold shoulder cord. A special title existed for the senior most Reichsinspekteur, this being Reichsorganisationsleiter. There was no special insignia for this supreme political position, as it was a command title for the head Reich Inspector.

Robert Ley was one such holder of this title. After the Nazis came to power in 1933, the political rank of Inspekteur became obsolete as the position had served the purpose of election coordination; the duties of the Landesinspekteur were absorbed into the position of Gauleiter and the rank of Reichsinspekteur was renamed as Reichsleiter. Clark, J.. Uniforms of the NSDAP. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing