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Sanity (music store)

Sanity is an Australian chain of music and entertainment stores and is the country's second largest retailer of recorded audio and video discs. It is owned by Ray Itaoui, as of March 2015, Sanity comprises 155 outlets in every state and territory; the brand specialises in the sale of CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and related merchandise and accessories, sold from its network of stores and website. The Sanity brand was owned and conceived by Brazin Limited from 1992, before being folded into BB Retail Capital in 2006 became a company in its own right after it was divested to Itaoui in 2009. In 1980, 20-year-old Brett Blundy and a business partner he met from school bought two rundown record stores called Disco Duck, they closed one, combined the stock into the Pakenham store and reopened as Jetts, selling vinyl records and cassettes. The lease for this store was for a three-year period. Blundy and his partner found another unloved record store a year this time within a bigger shopping district at Parkmore Shopping Centre, supported by a larger surrounding population.

Before they purchased it, the Parkmore store was turning over $2,000 a week, but six months as a Jetts outlet, it had increased to $15,000, was subsidising the failing Pakenham store, closed once the lease had expired. The Parkmore outlet lasted until 2010 under the Jetts and Sanity branding. In 1986, Blundy and his business partner went their separate ways with Blundy selling his 60% stake in the eight-store Jetts chain to his former partner for $600,000; this left Blundy to pursue an idea he had three months before the Jetts sell-off, after he noticed one of his "fashionable" female store managers kept wearing a broken bra, held together with a safety pin. Knowing that most lingerie at that time were beige in colour with unflattering cuts, he wanted to sell underwear in various cuts and colours, alongside G-strings that were unheard of for casual wear. Three months he took out his first franchise in The Bra Shop chain at Chirnside Park Shopping Centre selling brand name product, but sourcing different lines independently of the franchise.

Bryan Luca, the franchisor of The Bra Shop, entered into an agreement with Blundy to buy his three Victorian stores in exchange for Luca's four underperforming Bras'N' Things outlets in New South Wales and a guarantee to not trade in Victoria. Brazin Limited commenced operation after Blundy expanded Bras'N' Things into South Australia and Queensland. In 1990, Brazin Limited bought back the failed Jetts chain from the liquidators at a discount and began to progressively rebrand them as Delta music stores. In that year, with Bras'N' Things expanded to 60 stores around the country, Bryan Luca started to progressively sell his remaining Victorian Bra Shop outlets to Blundy in groups of six at a time with all being sold and renamed to Bras'N' ThingsThe Sanity concept and brand was established and introduced by Brazin in 1992 with its first store at Doncaster Shoppingtown; this occurred by chance thanks to Blundy's working knowledge of Doncaster Shoppingtown, as - while running his five-store company in the late 1980s - he worked as a casual shop assistant in its Just Jeans store to learn more about its culture and internal processes.

When he found out the centre's only record shop closed without notice he brazenly talked his way into that lease with the centre manager though it was earmarked for another music retailer. In that year, Blundy's company started the designer and distributor of women's surfwear brand, Aztec Rose. In 1997, the company acquired 14 CC Records outlets in Victoria, folding them into the Sanity/Delta network. Brazin Limited listed publicly with the ASX in December of that year with an IPO at $1.50 a share. Blundy retained a 62% stake in the company. In June 1998, it acquired 27 outlets from the Brashs music chain on its demise via its administrators, KPMG, the two remaining stores from Blockbuster Music in Pitt Street and Chapel Street, Melbourne - relaunching all of them as Sanity music stores on an ongoing basis. After these acquisitions and Delta had 148 outlets combined with Brazin publicly stating their aim was for 250 nationwide; the share price was now up to $2.29. In September 1998, Brazin introduced IN2 Music stores by converting three Delta outlets in North Queensland and outer Melbourne.

Like Delta, IN2 Music targeted a wider demographic than Sanity's focus on the youth 16-26 age group, giving Brazin more scope after the collapse of adult-orientated chain, Brashs. IN2 Music expanded the next year after the company purchased a further 23 CC Records stores in South Australia and Queensland, re-branded more Delta outlets. In May 1999, the company created Viva Lingerie, targeting a different demographic to Bras'N' Things - the former, focused on young, price-conscience women. In that year, Brazin acquired another 9 lingerie retail stores from Triumph International Pty Ltd. In March 2000, Sanity's first foray into a digital music download service caused consternation within the industry when they signed a five-year deal with Festival Mushroom Records for a three-year online exclusivity window on all tracks downloaded from the label at Sanity's website. Rival retailers or other online services were meant to be blocked from Festival Mushroom's catalogue for that period unless Sanity chose to strike separate deals with their rivals to let them in. and Leading Edge Music both made public threats to boycott Festival Mushroom's content, but HMV Australia (w

Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World

The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World is a book by Richard Howard and Alick Moore which presents a list of the bird species of the world. It was the first single-volume world bird list to include subspecies names, until the publication of the 5th edition of James Clements' Checklist of Birds of the World was the only one to do so, it is in its fourth edition, is published by Aves Press in the UK. The first edition was published in 1980; the second edition was published in 1991, a reprint was issued in 1994, included an appendix with a further 282 changes. The jacket paintings are by Martin Woodcock; the third edition was published in 2003. It was edited by Edward C. Dickinson, with the assistance of four other regional compilers: David Pearson, James Van Remsen, Jr. Kees Roselaar and Richard Schodde; this edition starts with a foreword from Richard Howard. A seven-page introduction is followed by a six-page chapter entitled "Avian Higher-level Phylogenetics and the Howard and Moore Checklist of Birds" by Joel Cracraft, F. Keith Barker and Alice Cibois, after, a summary of the family structure used in this edition, in tabular form, giving numbers of genera and species.

The bulk of the book, from pages 31 to 826 is the systematic list. A references list from pages 832 to 883 lists 3000 references used in the compilation of the checklist; the fourth edition was published in two volumes in 2013 and 2014. The first volume was edited by Edward C. Dickinson and James Van Remsen, Jr. while the second volume was edited by Edward C. Dickinson and Les Christidis

List of compositions by Leo Sowerby

The following is a list of compositions by Leo Sowerby. A Liturgy of Hope The Vision of Sir Launfal (poem of James Russell Lowell Forsaken of Man The Canticle of the Sun, mentioned above The Throne of God "Ad te levdotavi animam meweram" "Behold, O God our Defender" "Christians, to the Paschal Victim" "Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire" "I was glad when they said unto me" "I will lift up mine eyes" "Love came down at Christmas" "Thy Word is a lantern" Carillon Symphony in G Pageant Prelude on "The King's Majesty" Canon, Chacony, & Fugue Ten hymn preludes Sinfonia Brevis Passacaglia Organ concerto Toccata on'A. G. O.' for organ and timpani Festival Musick for organ and timpani Classic concerto for organ and orchestra Mediæval Poem for organ and orchestra Concertpiece for organ and orchestra, Violin concerto, premiered 1913, revised 1924 A Set of Four: A Suite of Ironics, published in 1931 Two symphonies Concert overture for orchestra Harp concerto violin sonatas in A major, B-flat major and D major cello sonata viola sonata piano trio in C-sharp minor serenade for string quartet in G major published 1921 wind quintet published in 1931 piano sonata passacaglia for piano

1923 Lincoln Lions football team

The 1923 Lincoln Lions football team was an American football team that represented Lincoln University in the Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association during the 1923 college football season. In their first year under head coach Ulysses S. Young, the Lions compiled a 5–1–2 record and were recognized as the black college national co-champion along with Howard; the championship game between Howard and Lincoln attracted 25,000 spectators, "the largest crowd in the history of colored football" to that time. The team's players included quarterback Jazz Byrd, left halfback and team captain R. W. "Whirlwind" Johnson, right halfback "Butts" Brown, fullback Lee, ends J. W. Lancaster and "Birdie" Crudup, tackles W. R. C. Coston and R. S. Jason, guards Poindexter and Parker, center Chris "Big Boy" Morgan. Lincoln captured five of eleven first-team spots on the 1923 All-C. I. A. A. Football team selected by committee of the Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Lincoln's first-team honorees were Byrd at quarterback, R. W. Johnson at left halfback, Chris Morgan at center, J. W. Lancaster in the line

Solomon Islands Social Credit Party

The Solomon Islands Social Credit Party is a political party in the Solomon Islands that espouses social credit theories of monetary reform. It is led by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare leader of the People's Progressive Party and the former Member of Parliament for East Choiseul; the party was launched in July 2005. It is a member of a four-party coalition, the Solomon Islands Alliance for Change, which includes the National Party, Solomon Islands Liberal Party, the Solomon Islands Party for Rural Advancement, groups of independents from Honiara and Guadalcanal; the Solomon Islands Social Credit Party traces its origins to the New Zealand Social Credit Party and one of its leaders, Bruce Beetham, who hosted a Solomon Islands student in his home. That student, Solomon Mamaloni became prime minister of the Solomon Islands; the party, running candidates for the first time, contested 29 constituencies in the April 5, 2006, national election. The party won 4.3 % of 2 seats. The party opposes foreign control of the economy, advocates a full monetary and financial reform in line with the social credit thinking.

It believes. Social credit List of political parties in the Solomon Islands Australian Broadcasting Corporation interview with Manasseh Sogavare

Kunsthalle Messmer

The Kunsthalle Messmer is a museum in Riegel am Kaiserstuhl in the rooms of the former Riegeler Brauerei. Art of the 20th and 21st centuries is shown in temporary exhibitions on around 900 m² of exhibition space; the museum includes an 850 m² sculpture garden with plastics by contemporary artists Gerald Baschek, Hellmut Bruch, Gerhard Frömel, Friedrich Geiler, Bernhard Licini, Rüdiger Seidt, Michel Jouët and Michael Schwarze. In 2005, the former entrepreneur and art collector Jürgen A. Messmer founded the messmer foundation as a dedication to his daughter Petra, who died of cancer in 2003; the foundation is the institution behind the museum, which opened in June 2009. Every year, up to three exhibitions of contemporary art are presented. Exhibits from its own collection as well as loans from international private and museum collections are on display. In 1978 Messmer succeeded in acquiring large parts of the estate of the Swiss artist André Evard. Throughout his life he painted figuratively and abstractly and was regarded as a pioneering painter of Swiss Modernism.

Through the artist, the entrepreneur found concrete-constructive art, which today forms the focus of his collection. The first exhibition of the kunsthalle messmer showed only his works. In addition, the International André Evard Art Award, founded by Messmer, was named to honor the artist. In addition to the estate of André Evard, the Messmer art collection includes works by Max Bill, Georges Braque, Salvador Dalí, Otto Dix, Günter Fruhtrunk, François Morellet, A. R. Penck, Pablo Picasso, Gerd Grimm, Sonia Delaunay, Joan Miró and Victor Vasarely. Including these works, the museum has presented the following exhibitions, among others: 2009: Hommage an André Evard 2009: Victor Vasarely + 50 Jahre konstruktive Kunst in Paris 2010: Gruppenausstellung der Nominierten zum 2. Internationalen André Evard-Preis 2010: Salvador Dalí und die Allmacht des Traumes 2010: Gerd Grimm – Mode, Mädchen, Metropolen 2011: Kinetik – Kunst in Bewegung 2011: Wasser – Facetten eines Elements 2012: Le Corbusier und André Evard – Vom Jugendstil zur Moderne 2013: Marc Chagall – Poesie und Traum 2013: Gruppenausstellung der Nominierten zum 3.

Internationalen André Evard-Preis 2014: Ernst Fuchs und Friedensreich Hundertwasser 2014: China im Spiegel der Zeit 2015: Andy Warhol King of Pop Art 2016: Gruppenausstellung der Nominierten zum 4. Internationalen André-Evard-Preis 2016 Joan Miró - Der leidenschaftliche Malerpoet 2017: Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Objekte – Zeichnungen – Fotos 2017: Picasso und die Frauen 2017: Licht & Bewegung 2018: Otmar Alt: Lebenswege 2018: Dalí – Der Zauber des Genies (Dalí – the Magic of the Genius 2019: Hundert Jahre Bauhaus 2018: Gruppenausstellung der Nominierten zum 5. Internationalen André-Evard-Preis 2019: 10 Jahre Kunsthalle Messmer – Ein Leben für die Kunst In 2013, Jürgen A. Messmer expanded the Kunsthalle to include a commercial gallery in the historic columned room of the former brewery, which sees itself as a platform for young artists; the programme includes works from the fields of concrete-constructive art and figurative painting or sculpture. Website of the Kunsthalle Messmer Website of the Gallery Messmer