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Jean Ure

Jean Ure is an English children's author. Her first book, Dance For Two was published by John Goodchild Publishers when she was sixteen and still at school. Since she has published over 170 children's books. Including the stories of Frankie Foster, she lives with her husband in Surrey. Jean Ure attended school in Croydon, she wrote her first book when she was six years old and had her first book, Dance For Two published when she was sixteen. Having decided to make a career as a writer, she ran away from school and spent the next few years in a variety of jobs just to make a living, she waited tables, scrubbed floors, sold bread at Woolworths, did "...a bit of nursing, a bit of translating, a bit of cooking..." before enrolling to study drama at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. She married a fellow student, Leonard Gregory, in 1967, she lives in a 300-year-old house in Croydon, south of London. Her most famous novel is the Point Crime novel Dance with Death, her other novels include Plague 99, After the Plague, Big Tom, Family Fan Club and Shrinking Violet as well as the fantasy novel The Wizard In the Woods.

Jean has now become popular with female teenage readers around Britain with novels such as Shrinking Violet, Family Fan Club and Passion Flower, as well as many other novels. Ure's novel, Secret Meeting, publicises the danger of the internet. Another of her novels, Is Anybody There? talks about the danger of going off with strangers. In a 2006 survey in UK girls magazine Mizz, they noted that Jean Ure, Jacqueline Wilson and J. K. Rowling were the most famous female authors in the United Kingdom. Ure has many animals in her London home, she says that writing her stories on her computer, drives her'bonkers'. Ure has written several books for teenage girls about boys, such as'Love and Kisses', about a sensible girl who falls for an unsuitable boy and starts lying to her parents in order to see him. Many of her books deal with divorce, such as Passion Flower, a book about two girls who are sent to stay with their dad for the summer holidays. Ure translated novels of World War II writer Sven Hassel from his Danish to English.

Dance for Two See You Thursday A Proper Little Nooryeff Hi There, Supermouse After Thursday You Win Some, You Lose Some If it weren't for Sebastian... Nicola Mimosa One Green Leaf The trouble with Vanessa There's always Dannie Say Goodbye Plague 99 Skinny Melon and Me Becky Bananas Whistle and I'll Come Just 16 Fruit and Nutcase Secret Life of Sally Tomato Shrinking Violet Bad Alice Secret Meeting Is Anybody There? Sugar and Spice Star Crazy Me Fortune Cookie Love and Kisses Frankie Foster - Fizzy Pop Frankie Foster - Pick n' Mix Frankie Foster - Freaks Out Ice-lolly Just Peachy Jean Ure Official website HarperCollins Books: Jean Ure page Bookrags: Jean Ure biography

Jon Nite

Jon Nite is a CMA and ACM award-winning singer/songwriter who has written 14 top ten hits for American music's top artists. Jon's songs have been recorded by Tim McGraw, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, David Nail, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Phillip Phillips, Chase Rice, Jake Owen, Michael Ray, Adam Craig, Darius Rucker and many more. Teaming with EMI/Sony ATV, Jon has found a radio home with hits like “What Ever She’s Got” by David Nail, “Smoke” by A Thousand Horses, “We Were Us” by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, “Beachin” by Jake Owen, “Strip It Down”by Luke Bryan, “Break On Me” by Keith Urban, "Noise" by Kenny Chesney, “Think A Little Less” by Michael Ray, “If I Told You” by Darius Rucker and Boy, by Lee Brice. Cole Swindell's single "Break Up in the End" broke #1 on the Country Aircheck chart, earning a 2019 Grammy Award nomination for Best Country Song. Born and raised in Amarillo, Nite first started songwriting after he saw an ad on TV for a songwriting competition which his friends "dared" him to enter.“I sent it in.

They liked it. All the critiques were encouraging, like maybe you should move to Nashville,” he explained in a 2016 interview with Songwriter Universe. “Some kind songwriter back in the ’90s was listening to my horrible first song and giving me a pep talk. I just got hooked. I started writing as much as possible.”Following the judges advice, he moved to Nashville from Amarillo when he was 18 years old with his wife and baby, surviving on food stamps and living in a trailer. He explained “I could be poor in Amarillo, Texas or I could be poor in Nashville and at least be close to something that I could have a dream at”. Nite studied at Belmont University's music school from which he graduated; as Nite began collaborating with different writers, he ran into Sony/ATV songwriter Ross Copperman, they wrote their first song together, called “Glass”, cut by country duo Thompson Square and featured on their 2011 self-titled debut album. It became Nite's first hit as a songwriter, peaking at No. 15 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

It was alongside Copperman that Jon Nite forged his career and created his next few hits, including co-penning with him Dierks Bentley's 2012 top five Country Airplay hit “Tip It On Back”. Nite has since scored a number of other hits writing with Copperman, including Luke Bryan’s Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay No. 1 “Strip It Down”, A Thousand Horses’ Country Airplay chart-topper “Smoke”, Keith Urban's Airplay No. 1 “Break On Me”, Darius Rucker’s Airplay chart-topper “If I Told You and Kenny Chesney’s Top 10 hit “Noise”. Another regular songwriting partner has been Jimmy Robbins and the hits they have written together include Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert’s “We Were Us” and Jake Owen’s “Beachin’”, which both reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. His other collaborations with Robbins include David Nail’s Country Airplay chart-topping “Whatever She’s Got” as well as Chase Rice's “Gonna Wanna Tonight” and Michael Ray's “Think A Little Less”, which both were No. 2 peaking Country Airplay hits.

Alongside Josh Osborne, they further wrote together Tim McGraw's top five Airplay hit “Top Of The World”. Among the other artists Nite has had songs recorded by are Frankie Ballard, Lee Brice, The Three, Brett Eldredge and Theft, Maddie and Tae, Chase Rice, Dallas Smith, Cole Swindell, Leah Turner and Waterloo Revival, his awards include a CMA Triple Play honor, which he received for writing three No. 1 hits in a calendar year. Nite additionally earned a 2019 Grammy nomination for Best Country Song following his work on Cole Swindell's chart-topping ballad "Break Up In The End". Strip It Down – Recorded by Luke Bryan Break On Me – Recorded by Keith Urban We Were Us – Recorded by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert Beachin’ – Recorded by Jake Owen Whatever She's Got – Recorded by David Nail Smoke – Recorded by A Thousand Horses If I Told You – Recorded by Darius Rucker Think A Little Less – Recorded by Michael Ray Wasting Gas – Recorded by Dallas Smith Break Up In The End – Recorded by Cole Swindell Singles

USS Erie (1813)

USS Erie was a three-masted, wooden-hulled sloop-of-war of the United States Navy in the early 19th century. Erie was launched 3 November 1813 by Thomas Kemp, Maryland. Unable to reach the open sea because of the British blockade at Hampton Roads, Erie was forced to return to Baltimore 7 April 1814 where she remained berthed at Baltimore without a crew until early in 1815. On 8 May she sailed to Boston, Massachusetts to join Commodore William Bainbridge's squadron sailing for the Mediterranean 2 July. With peace concluded with Algiers before the squadron reached the area, the squadron returned to the United States, leaving Erie to cruise with the naval force assigned to protect commerce and guard against any further disturbance of peace by the Barbary States, she remained on station for 4 years, sailing from Gibraltar for home 27 November 1819. After calling at Madeira and in the West Indies, she reached New York 20 January 1820, was laid up there for repairs for 3½ years. Lengthened to 122 feet and with her tonnage increased to 611 tons, Erie sailed from New York in November 1823 to serve in the Mediterranean until 1826.

From 1827 to 1832, she was based at Pensacola, returning north to New York or Norfolk, Virginia for necessary repairs. Erie patrolled in the West Indies and off the coast of Mexico, protecting American citizens and property, suppressing the slave trade, convoying merchantmen. After lying in ordinary at Boston from 21 August 1832 to 24 June 1834, Erie served on the Brazil Station for 3 years, as flagship during the last two. During a period of revolution and other political disturbance, her squadron gave protection to Americans and their commerce, provided vital intelligence concerning Brazil and Argentina, she was again in ordinary at Boston from 15 September 1837 to 4 February 1838, on 9 February sailed to cruise the Atlantic coast to aid any merchantmen she might find in distress. In July, she sailed to Pensacola to patrol the West Indies and Gulf of Mexico for 2 weeks, guarding American interests during the French blockade of Mexican ports. Between July 1840 and February 1843, Erie was rebuilt at Boston, converted into an armed storeship.

She sailed for the Pacific 9 February, delivered supplies to ships on the Brazil Station en route, reached Callao, Peru, 27 July. During a cruise to the Hawaiian and Society Islands between November 1843 and January 1844, she served as flagship, in June 1844, she sailed for New York, arriving 10 November. Erie crossed the Atlantic to supply the African Squadron repaired at New York, returning to the Pacific Squadron 18 November 1845; when the Mexican–American War opened, Erie was in the Hawaiian Islands, but she returned to the coasts of Mexico and Panama in August 1846, to supply the fleet in its operations at sea and in landings. She participated in the occupation of Mazatlán 11 November 1847, shortly thereafter sailed for the east coast, reaching New York 24 June 1848. Erie set sail for the coast of Africa and the Mediterranean 15 September 1848 to deliver supplies to ships on those stations, she returned to New York 11 July 1849, between 6 September 1849 and 12 September 1850, twice more voyaged to the Mediterranean with supplies.

She was sold in New York 26 November 1850. Paullin, Charles Oscar. Commodore John Rodgers: Captain... The Arthur H. Clark Company, Ohio. P. 434. Url Cooper, James Fenimore. History of the Navy of the United States of America. Stringer & Townsend, New York. P. 508. OCLC 197401914. Url Maclay, Edgar Stanton. A History of the United States Navy, from 1775 to 1893. D. Appleton & Company, New York. Pp. 647. Url Dept U. S. Navy. "Erie". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER. Retrieved 18 October 2011

The Mirage

The Mirage is a 3,044 room Polynesian-themed resort and casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, United States. The resort was built by developer Steve Wynn and is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International; the original marquee sign in front of the Mirage is the largest free standing marquee in the world. The resort is connected by a free tram to the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino neighboring the hotel's property to the north; the Mirage was built on a portion of the site occupied by the Castaways, which closed in 1987 to make room for the new resort. The Mirage was built by developer Steve Wynn and designed by architect Joel Bergman and interior designer Roger Thomas. Landscape architect Don Brinkerhoff worked on an artificial volcano located in front of the resort; the Mirage was proposed with an initial cost of $565 million. Financier Michael Milken helped finance the project by selling $525 million worth of mortgage bonds; the Mirage was the first resort, built with the money of Wall Street through the use of junk bonds.

The project went over budget, was the most expensive hotel-casino in history, with a construction cost of US $630 million. The hotel's distinctive gold windows get their color from actual gold dust used in the tinting process; the Mirage's construction is considered noteworthy in that Wynn had set a new standard for Vegas resorts, is considered to be the father of today's Las Vegas. Prior to The Mirage's opening, the city was experiencing a decline in tourism that began in the 1970s around the time that the state of New Jersey legalized gambling and tourists began to frequent the casinos of Atlantic City; this was a time when Las Vegas was no longer considered a fashionable destination, so a new, high-profile, project was necessary to jump-start the ailing industry. Wynn planned for the resort to feature boxing matches to compete against the Las Vegas Hilton and the adjacent Caesars Palace; the project's working name was the "Bombay Club." Wynn considered naming the resort the Golden Nugget, after his Golden Nugget hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas.

However and others involved with the new resort knew that it would need a different name. Otherwise, they believed that the two properties would become known as "the old one" and "the new one." Wynn chose "The Mirage" because of the resort's South Pacific theme. In 1988, to avoid confusion, Wynn purchased the rights to the Mirage name from two other businesses, the La Mirage Casino and the Mirage Motel. Both businesses received $250,000 to change their names; the Mirage scheduled for an opening in early December 1989, was opened early on November 22, 1989. At the time of its opening, The Mirage was the largest hotel in the world, with 3,044 rooms; the hotel tower, standing 29 stories, was built out in a Y-shape design, a concept, copied by Las Vegas' Treasure Island, Monte Carlo, Mandalay Bay resorts. The hotel's top five floors were used for high roller rooms and penthouse suites; the Mirage was the first new resort to be built on the Las Vegas Strip in 16 years, after the completion of the MGM Grand in 1973.

When it opened, The Mirage was the first casino to use security cameras full-time on all table games. Starting in February 1990, The Mirage was the venue for the Siegfried & Roy show, held in the resort's 1,500-seat showroom; the two headliners the use of wild animals. The show closed in 2003 after performer Roy Horn was critically injured by Montecore, one of the 650-pound white tigers used in the show. In 1993, The Mirage hosted an extended run of the Cirque du Soleil show Nouvelle Expérience in a tent in The Mirage parking lot, it was during this time that Steve Wynn decided to invite Cirque to create Mystère for the soon-to-be-built Treasure Island resort next door. Returning to where they began in Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has a permanent production at The Mirage, Love; as of 1999, The Mirage had 6,000 employees. At that time, Wynn was investing $100 million into the resort to build two theaters and to add 130,000 sq ft of convention space. On March 7, 2000, MGM Grand Inc. acquired Mirage Resorts, for $4.4 billion.

In March 2000, Danny Gans started performing at the resort. Prior to that time, Gans performed at Casino. Gans took over the marquee in 2004. In December 2006, the Beatles-themed REVOLUTION ultra-lounge opened, it was the first time Cirque du Soleil was involved in the development of a nightlife venue, operated by The Light Group. Gans left The Mirage in February 2009 to star in a show at the Encore Las Vegas. In 2009, ventriloquist and 2007 America's Got Talent winner Terry Fator began a 5-year run at the hotel. In 2009, The Mirage was featured on The Amazing Race 15, where one team member had to bungee the other into the air to grab a bouquet of flowers presented in the Love theater. In November 2012, The Mirage casino became the second Las Vegas casino to offer Geoff Hall's Blackjack variant Free Bet Blackjack, after the Golden Nugget Casino. In 2014, The Mirage was featured in The Amazing Race 24, where teams had to replace the lightbulbs in the letter'I' in'Mirage'. In 2015 MGM Resorts International announced that it would place the Mirage and other properties into a real estate investment trust.

MGM would continue to operate The Mirage. Notable features include: Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat; the Secret Garden was designed by Manny Caamano. During July 2017, the habitat announced the successful birth of a dolphin calf. An artificial volcano along the Strip that "erupts" nightly at 8:00PM, 9:00PM, 10:00PM beginning June 1, 2018. After sister property

Milan Arsov

Milan Arsov was a Bulgarian revolutionary - anarchist, member of Gemidziite and one of the assassins in Thessaloniki. In North Macedonia he is considered Macedonian. Milan Arsov was born in the Kosovo Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire, he studied in the Bulgarian gymnasium in Thessaloniki "Sts. Cyril and Methodius" and Bitola Bulgarian Exarchate gymnasium but did not graduate it. In Thessaloniki he joined the anarchist called the Gemidzii and became part of it; as such he participated in assassinations in Salonika in 1903. On April 15, 1903 Dimitar Mechev, Ilija Trachkov and Milan Arsov detonated the railway line Thessaloniki - Istanbul; the blast damaged several cars and the locomotive. The next day Arsov threw a bomb in front of the hotel "Alhambra". Arsov was one of four survivors from the Gemidzhii. Along with Pavel Shatev, Georgi Bogdanov and Marko Boshnakov they were sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment and he along with other assassins had been sent to Fezzan in Sahara.

He died of tuberculosis on June 8, 1908 in Murzuk, but his skull was returned to Macedonia by Pavel Shatev and Georgi Bogdanov. Pavel Shatev Georgi Bogdanov Marko Boshnakov