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Tosca (band)

Tosca are an Austrian music group consisting of Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber. This is the first being Kruder & Dorfmeister. Tosca's first album, was released in 1997 by G-Stone Recordings. Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber first met in school, began experimenting with tape machines, Indian music, poetry lyrics, under the name of Dehli9. After school and Huber went their separate ways: Dorfmeister began producing and DJing with Peter Kruder, Huber worked in the experimental music scene, his compositions were featured by Wiener Festwochen, Centre Pompidou and Ars Electronica as well as in TV series and radio. In 1994, Dorfmeister and Huber released their first 12", entitled "Chocolate Elvis", on Kruder and Dorfmeister's G-Stone label. A string of critically acclaimed albums and remix collections followed – Opera, Dehli9 J. A. C. and No Hassle are considered milestones of the downtempo genre. The musical trademark of Tosca is a cheerful laid-back feel that emanates a warm, melancholic atmosphere.

The music of Tosca is played in clubs and living rooms and wineries alike. Lots of the singles and their ensuing remixes were released as remix albums – i.e. Souvenirs – The J. A. C. Remixes, Suzuki in Dub, Chocolate Elvis Dubs or the Fuck Dub remix collection – and featured on countless compilations. Tosca has performed in live shows in the USA, South America and Europe, including such prominent festivals as Coachella and the Ars Electronica Festival. In 2001, Tosca was honored with Austria’s Amadeus Music Award as best Pop/Rock group. In 2009 the release of No Hassle saw Tosca move into more ambient soundscapes and the world of live instrumentation. In 2013 their sixth studio album Odeon featuring vocalists Sarah Callier, Rodney Hunter and JJ Jones was released on their longtime home of! K7 Records. Opera Suzuki Dehli9 J. A. C. No Hassle Odeon Outta Here Going Going Going Fuck Dub Remixes Chocolate Elvis Dubs Suzuki in Dub Different Tastes of Honey Souvenirs Pony Tlapa: The Odeon Remixes Shopsca: The Outta Here versions Boom Boom Boom: The Going Going Going Remixes 1994 – Chocolate Elvis 1995 – Favourite Chocolate 1996 – Fuck Dub 1997 – Buona Sarah 1997 – Fuck Dub Remixes Vol. 1–3 1999 – Chicken Chiefly / Chocolate Elvis Dub 1999 – Chocolate Elvis 1999 – Suzuki EP 2003 – Wonderful 2005 – Damentag 2005 – Heidi Bruehl 2006 – Souvenirs EP 2004: Amadeus Austrian Music Award-Nominating National Rock/Pop Group 2001: Amadeus Austrian Music Award-Nominating National Rock/Pop Group G-Stone Recordings Official Facebook Page Rupert Huber "No Hassle" Microsite "Odeon" Microsite Full discography at Discogs Resident Advisor on "No Hassle"

Karen Harding

Karen Harding is an English singer and songwriter from Consett, County Durham. Her first single, "Say Something", released in February 2015, entered the Top 10. Born to an English father and Filipino mother, Harding grew up in Consett and attended Moorside Community Technology College, she used to work at her parents' oriental food store and, in 2008, won a regional music competition called Music Means Life. One of her first recordings was a cover version of the anti-racism song "Strange Fruit", made famous by Billie Holiday, she is a supporter of Newcastle United. In 2010, she competed on the television programme Eurovision: Your Country Needs You, the national final deciding who would represent the United Kingdom in that year's Eurovision Song Contest, she was eliminated in the penultimate round after singing Kylie Minogue's "What Do I Have to Do". Harding was a contestant on the tenth series of the television singing competition The X Factor, but was eliminated at the boot camp stage during the controversial six-chair challenge.

Following The X Factor, Harding was approached by the producer MNEK, who had seen a video she uploaded onto the Internet of her covering Disclosure's "Latch". She was subsequently signed by Method Records, her first single, the MNEK-produced "Say Something", was released in January 2015 by Method and Capitol Records and attracted notice from Fact magazine, MuuMuse and The Singles Jukebox. "Say Something" entered the UK Singles Chart and peaked at number seven, with frequent airplay on BBC Radio 1 and its sister station, 1Xtra. It achieved platinum status. Harding has worked with producers and songwriters such as Tom Aspaul, CocknBullKid, Mark J. Feist, Rodney Jerkins, Jimmy Napes and Richard Stannard, she is featured on the house duo Arches' single "New Love", released in April 2015, on Blonde's single "Feel Good", released in August 2015. Harding played at several festivals during mid-2015, including Birmingham Pride, Ibiza Rocks, Manchester Pride and Parklife. Harding's influences include female solo artists such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and Lisa Stansfield, as well as dance and garage acts Artful Dodger, Craig David and Madison Avenue.

She has cited house music of the 1990s as an influence. In May 2016, Harding was selected to perform the English national anthem at the 2016 FA Cup Final. However, she missed her cue, only managed to join in with the crowd for the last few lines

Amiga 1000

The Commodore Amiga 1000 known as the A1000 and marketed as the Amiga, is the first personal computer released by Commodore International in the Amiga line. It combines the 16/32-bit Motorola 68000 CPU, powerful by 1985 standards with one of the most advanced graphics and sound systems in its class, runs a preemptive multitasking operating system that fits into 256 KB of read-only memory and shipped with 256 KB of RAM; the primary memory can be expanded internally with a manufacturer-supplied 256 KB module for a total of 512 KB of RAM. Using the external slot the primary memory can be expanded up to 8.5 MB. The A1000 has a number of characteristics that distinguish it from Amiga models: It is the only model to feature the short-lived Amiga check-mark logo on its case, the majority of the case is elevated to give a storage area for the keyboard when not in use, the inside of the case is engraved with the signatures of the Amiga designers; the A1000's case was designed by Howard Stolz. As Senior Industrial Designer at Commodore, Stolz was the mechanical lead and primary interface with Sanyo in Japan, the contract manufacturer for the A1000 casing.

The Amiga 1000 was manufactured in two variations: One uses the NTSC television standard and the other uses the PAL television standard. The NTSC variant was the initial model sold in North America; the PAL model was manufactured in Germany and sold in countries using the PAL television standard. The first NTSC systems lack the EHB video mode, present in all Amiga models; because AmigaOS was rather buggy at the time of the A1000's release, the OS was not placed in ROM then. Instead, the A1000 includes a daughterboard with 256 KB of RAM, dubbed the "writable control store", into which the core of the operating system is loaded from floppy disk; the WCS is write-protected after loading, system resets do not require a reload of the WCS. In Europe, the WCS was referred to as WOM, a play on the more conventional term "ROM"; the preproduction Amiga released to developers in early 1985 contained 128 KB of RAM with an option to expand it to 256 KB. Commodore increased the system memory to 256 KB due to objections by the Amiga development team.

The names of the custom chips were different. The casing of the preproduction Amiga was identical to the production version: the main difference being an embossed Commodore logo in the top left corner, it did not have the developer signatures. The Amiga 1000 has a Motorola 68000 CPU running at 7.15909 MHz or 7.09379 MHz double the video color carrier frequency for NTSC or 1.6 times the color carrier frequency for PAL. The system clock timings are derived from the video frequency, which simplifies glue logic and allows the Amiga 1000 to make do with a single crystal. In keeping with its video game heritage, the chipset was designed to synchronize CPU memory access and chipset DMA so the hardware runs in real time without wait-state delays. Though most units were sold with an analog RGB monitor, the A1000 has a built-in composite video output which allows the computer to be connected directly to some monitors other than their standard RGB monitor; the A1000 has a "TV MOD" output, into which an RF Modulator can be plugged, allowing connection to a TV, old enough not to have a composite video input.

The original 68000 CPU can be directly replaced with a Motorola 68010, which can execute instructions faster than the 68000 but introduces a small degree of software incompatibility. Third-party CPU upgrades, which fit in the CPU socket, use faster successors 68020/68881 or 68030/68882 microprocessors and integrated memory; such upgrades have the option to revert to 68000 mode for full compatibility. Some boards have a socket to seat the original 68000, whereas the 68030 cards come with an on-board 68000; the original Amiga 1000 is the only model to have 256 KB of Amiga Chip RAM, which can be expanded to 512 KB with the addition of a daughterboard under a cover in the center front of the machine. RAM may be upgraded via official and third-party upgrades, with a practical upper limit of about 9 MB of "fast RAM" due to the 68000's 24-bit address bus; this memory is accessible only by the CPU permitting faster code execution as DMA cycles are not shared with the chipset. The Amiga 1000 features an 86-pin expansion port.

This port is used by third-party expansions such as SCSI adapters. These resources are handled by the Amiga Autoconfig standard. Other expansion options are available including a bus expander. Introduced on July 23, 1985, during a star-studded gala featuring Andy Warhol and Debbie Harry held at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City, machines began shipping in September with a base configuration of 256 KB of RAM at the retail price of US$1,295. A 13-inch analog RGB monitor was available for around US$300, bringing the price of a complete Amiga system to US$1,595. Before the release of the Amiga 500 and Amiga 2000 models in 1987, the A1000 was marketed as the Amiga, although the model number was there from the beginning, as the original box indicates. In the US, the A1000 was marketed as The Amiga from Commodore, with the Commodore logo omitted from the case; the Commodo

Germania Township, Todd County, Minnesota

Germania Township is a township in Todd County, United States. The population was 474 at the 2000 census. Germania Township was organized in 1880, named for the steamship a German settler had arrived on; the 1917 Germania Hall is on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.4 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 474 people, 134 households, 116 families residing in the township; the population density was 13.0 people per square mile. There were 151 housing units at an average density of 4.1/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 98.73% White, 0.21% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population. There were 134 households out of which 44.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 86.6% were married couples living together, 13.4% were non-families. 11.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 3.54 and the average family size was 3.82. In the township the population was spread out with 37.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.7 males. The median income for a household in the township was $35,227, the median income for a family was $37,250. Males had a median income of $29,500 versus $19,500 for females; the per capita income for the township was $10,133. About 14.0% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 18.2% of those age 65 or over

Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain)

"Netzwerk" is a song by Austrian electronic music duo Klangkarussell. It was released digitally on 9 May 2014 on 24 August 2014 in the United Kingdom; the song charted at number 27 in Austria. After a month of charting, it has peaked at number 7, it has charted in Belgium, France and Switzerland. The song was written by Tobias Rieser, Adrian Held, Salif Keita, Tom Havelock, produced by Klangkarussell, co-produced by German musician Jochen Schmalbach, it was an unreleased track from 2012 titled "Netzwerk". It was reworked in 2014 with vocals by songwriter Tom Cane; the song features a brief sample from the song "Madan" by Salif Keita. The song is featured as the title track and second single of Netzwerk. A music video to accompany the release of "Netzwerk" was first released onto YouTube on 9 May 2014 at a total length of three minutes and fifty-nine seconds; as of March 2016 it has received more than 7 million views. The video was filmed in Belgrade, Serbia, it features Ukrainian daredevil Mustang Wanted.

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