Rhythmic (chart)

The Rhythmic chart is an airplay chart published weekly by Billboard magazine. The chart tracks and measures the airplay of songs played on rhythmic radio stations, whose playlist includes hit-driven R&B/hip-hop, rhythmic pop, some dance tracks. Nielsen Audio sometimes refers to the format as rhythmic contemporary hit radio. Billboard magazine first took notice of the newly emerged genre on February 28, 1987, when it launched the first crossover chart, Hot Crossover 30, it consisted of thirty titles and was based on reporting by eighteen stations, five of which were considered as pure rhythmic. The chart featured a mix of urban top 40 and dance hits. In September 1989, Billboard split the Hot Crossover 30 chart in two: Top 40/Dance and Top 40/Rock, the latter of which focused on rock titles which crossed over. By December 1990, Billboard eliminated the chart because more top 40 and R&B stations were becoming identical with the rhythmic-heavy playlist being played at the crossover stations at the time.

Billboard revived the chart in October 1992 as Top 40/Rhythm-Crossover, with the first number one being "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men. On June 25, 1997, it was renamed to Rhythmic Top 40 as a way to distinguish stations that continued to play a broad based rhythmic mix from those whose mix leaned toward R&B and hip-hop, it was changed to Rhythmic Airplay in the February 7, 2004, issue and shortened to Rhythmic on July 12, 2008. There are forty positions on this chart and it is based on radio airplay. 66 rhythmic radio stations are electronically monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems. Songs are ranked based on the number of plays. Songs receiving the greatest growth will receive a "bullet", although there are tracks that will get bullets if the loss in detections doesn't exceed the percentage of downtime from a monitored station. "Airpower" awards are issued to songs that appear on the top 20 of both the airplay and audience chart for the first time, while the "greatest gainer" award is given to song with the largest increase in detections.

A song with six or more spins in its first week is awarded an "airplay add". If a song is tied for the most spins in the same week, the one with the biggest increase that previous week will rank higher, but if both songs show the same amount of spins regardless of detection the song, being played at more stations is ranked higher. Songs that fall below the top 15 and have been on the chart after 20 weeks are removed. 15 weeks "No Scrubs" — TLC 14 weeks "Twisted" — Keith Sweat 13 weeks "Freak Me" — SilK "You Make Me Wanna..." — Usher 12 weeks "I'll Make Love to You" — Boyz II Men "Fantasy" — Mariah Carey "Lollipop" — Lil Wayne featuring Static Major 11 weeks "Shoop" — Salt-n-Pepa "Dilemma" — Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland Dance/Mix Show Airplay Mainstream Top 40 List of artists who reached number one on the U. S. Rhythmic chart Current Billboard Rhythmic Songs chart

High Hazels Park

High Hazels Park is a 20-hectare parkland area in Darnall, South Yorkshire, England. Since the 19th century, Darnall has been a centre of the steel industry in Sheffield. High Hazels House, located in the park, was built in 1850 by William Jeffcock. In 1894, Sheffield City Council bought the land and house from the Duke of Norfolk and Messers Jeffcock for £10,875. In 1895, the land was first used as a public recreation ground and was classed as one of the finest parks within the city of Sheffield; the park used to be home to a boating lake. High Hazels House was commissioned by William Jeffcock, was built regardless of cost; the building a number of outbuildings and stabling for twelve horses. The arches that lead to the main entrance were built of the same stone as the Houses of Parliament. Following the death of Jeffcock Jr. in 1863, the house was rented out and at one point used as a boys boarding school to avoid the house falling into ruin. Following the purchase of the estate by the city council in 1894 the gardens were landscaped by Robert Marnock, to become a public park.

In 1901, High Hazels House became a museum which housed a collection with many rare pieces relating to Sheffield history and which, in its heyday attracted over 60,000 visitors a year. During World War II, the house was used as a base for the Home Guard with many local residents being recruited; the museum closed shortly after the war, became the clubhouse for Tinsley Park golf course. The Formal garden was opened on 16 March 2005 by Councillor Gill Furniss and John Jeffcock, the 4th great grandson of William Jeffcock who built High Hazels House; the design for the Formal Garden was developed by the University of Sheffield following community consultation. Work on the garden included opening up new planting and restoration of seating. Local artist Hilary Cartmel designed the entrance to the garden which includes welcome in various languages. A sensory garden designed to stimulate the five senses has been planted near the house; the garden was once a rose garden, but was transformed to a sensory garden before opening on 6 June 2004.

History of High Hazels House Sheffield's Park, Woodlands & Countryside

1961 Nordic Athletics Championships

The 1961 Nordic Athletics Championships was the inaugural edition of the international athletics competition between Nordic countries and was held in Oslo, Norway. It consisted of 22 for men and 12 for women; this covered a field programme plus a men's marathon race. Finland topped the men's points classification with 190.5 points, while Sweden won the first women's team title with 89 points. Iceland took part in the men's competition only and was the only nation not to have an athlete top the podium. Among the athletes in attendance were 1956 Olympic medalists Vilhjálmur Einarsson and Jorma Valkama and 1960 Olympic medalist Eeles Landström. Nina Hansen was the most successful athlete of the tournament, taking the women's titles in 80 metres hurdles, long jump and women's pentathlon for Denmark. Carl Fredrik Bunæs and Ulla-Britt Wieslander won 100 metres/200 metres sprint doubles in the men's and women's sections, respectively. Dan Waern of Sweden had a middle-distance track double and Finland's Reijo Höykinpuro completed a long-distance track double.

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