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Scooter (band)

Scooter is a German happy hardcore and techno music band founded in Hamburg in 1993. To date, the band has earned over 80 Gold and Platinum awards. Scooter is considered the most commercially successful German single-record act with 23 top ten hits; the band is fronted by lead vocalist H. P. Baxxter, German DJ/musician Michael Simon and musician/producer Sebastian Schilde. Among their more well-known hits are "Hyper Hyper", "Move Your Ass!", "Fire", "How Much Is the Fish?", "Ramp!", "Nessaja", "Weekend!", "Maria", "One" and "The Question Is What Is the Question?". At the end of 1985, H. P. Baxxter and Rick J. Jordan met in Hannover, Germany through a small ad and founded the synthpop/new wave band Celebrate the Nun. While the lead vocals were performed by Baxxter and female vocals were delivered by Baxxter's sister Britt Maxime, Rick J. Jordan took care of the keyboards and sound engineering; the band released their first album Meanwhile in 1989. Allmusic wrote that "During the mid-'80s, numerous synth pop acts dreamed of becoming the next Depeche Mode.

Celebrate the Nun could have been buried in the glut of Depeche Mode doppelgangers. The single "Will You Be There" off Meanwhile peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Dance/Club play chart on 23 June 1990, whereas the single "She's a Secretary/Strange" peaked at No. 12 on Dance/Club play chart on 8 December of the same year. Slin Tompson, the fourth person in the band's original line-up, left the band in 1990 to start a project on his own. In 1991, the band released their second album Continuous, but this was less successful due to synthpop's declining popularity. Two singles were released off the second material, "Patience" and "You Make Me Wonder" both of which went without charting. Not finding the expected success in the New Wave arena, Baxxter kept working at the former Hamburg based Indie label in the Distribution and Sales department where he met Scooter's future manager Jens Thele. Soon afterwards, in late 1993, the former Celebrate the Nun members under the management of Jens Thele to form a remix team known as The Loop.

The Loop became one of the top remix teams in Germany, releasing remixes for artists like Adeva, Holly Johnson, The Tag Team and RuPaul. Scooter started as a project in December 1993, their debut single was a cover of René et Gaston's "Vallée De Larmes" and reached No.8 on the German official dance chart. In April 1994, Scooter played their first live show at "The Palladium" in Hamburg. At first, "Hyper Hyper" was expected to be a small hit within the club scene, but it managed to reach the No.2 position on the German single chart, Media Control going triple gold for selling 750,000 units. "Hyper Hyper" entered the top-5 in Switzerland, Austria and in Italy, entering the top-10 in the Netherlands and Norway. Scooter's third single "Move Your Ass" reached No.3 on Media Control's single chart after a few weeks of its release and managed to achieve a gold status for sales of over 250,000 in Germany. The single gained similar success as its predecessor outside of Germany, it entered the top-5 in Switzerland and the Netherlands, entering the top-10 in Norway and Italy.

The follow-up singles, "Friends" and "Endless Summer" managed to enter the top-20 in number of countries including Switzerland and Finland. The band maintained the initial technique of their sound throughout their second album, Our Happy Hardcore, until the style became noticeably different with their 1996 single "I'm Raving" as the tempos were down to 138 BPM from their previous tempos which were between the range of 160 and 190 BPM; the single reached No.4 in Germany and earned a gold certification for selling well over 250,000 units. Scooter's fourth album, Age of Love, which reached the No.19 slot on Germany's Media Control album chart was the last album that featured Baxxter's cousin Ferris Bueller. In 1998, Ferris Bueller left the group to pursue a solo career, was replaced by DJ Axel Coon, working with the band at the recording studio for some time already. Coon had played live with Scooter in some occasions, covering for Rick J. Jordan. In June 1998, Scooter released one of their most popular singles to date "How Much is the Fish?" which peaked at No.3 in Germany, the single went gold selling over 250,000 units in Germany alone.

Their fifth studio album, No Time to Chill reached the No.4 position on Germany's Media Control album chart, whereas it topped the album chart in Finland and earned a gold-award for sales of over 36,000 units. In the same vein, the album reached a gold status in Poland for sales of over 50,000 units. In July 1999, Scooter released their first single "Faster Harder Scooter", from their sixth album, Back to the Heavyweight Jam. While the single peaked at No.7 at home, it did quite well in Scandinavia peaking at No.3 in Sweden and No.2 in Finland, the trio picked up a platinum-award in Sweden for selling over 40,000 copies of the single. The second single, "Fuck the Millennium" was released in November 1999 which reached No.11 on Media Control singles charts and as its predecessor spent 11 weeks on the chart. The single as its predecessor did well over in Scandinavia charting at No.3 in Sweden and No.4 in Finland, it earned the trio a gold-award in Sweden for sales of over 20,000 units. The album, Back to the Heavyweight Jam just like the singles turned out to be a hit

Gold Center, Nevada

Gold Center was a mining town in Nye County, Nevada. Located in the Bullfrog Mining District south of Tonopah, Gold Center was established in December 1904 with a United States Post Office being authorized on January 21, 1905; the town began publishing its own newspaper in 1907. The location of the town was ideal as it was on the stagecoach route to Beatty, it was near the Amargosa River, allowing sufficient water for drinking and for two mills and an ice house. Gold Center sold water to Rhyolite and Carrara; the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad, the Las Vegas & Tonopah Railroad and the Bullfrog Goldfield Railroad all ran through Gold Center. Gold Center had the first brewery in the area, built underground to maintain a cool temperature. Today, little remains of the original town other than the foundations of a stamp mill, the footers for a tank at the cyanide plant and sections of the water line that ran between Gold Center and Carrara, it is a ghost town. However, what is left of the town does now sit along the paved road connecting U.

S. Highway 95 to Beatty's airport. On January 22, 2011, new life came to the area in the form of Nevada's newest legal bordello when, somewhat appropriately given the area's railway history, a retired short-line railroad owner by the name of Guy Brenkman opened Bikini's Gentlemen's Club off Airport Road in Gold Center


Mönthal is a municipality in the district of Brugg in canton of Aargau in Switzerland. It was a fortified late Bronze Age hilltop settlement. Additionally, a Roman bronze figure was discovered in the village. During the High Middle Ages there were a number of small settlements in the area; some of these houses still exist. Mönthal is first mentioned about 1273 as Muenuntal; the low and high justice rights were held until 1460 when they went to Bern. Under Bern it was part of the Schenkenberg bailiwick with the court in Stilli. St. George's church was first mentioned in 1273. After 1380 the rights to the church collection and the appointment of the minister was held by Brugg. After 1860 Mönthal was an independent Reformed parish, though in 2007 it merged into the Bözberg parish. Starting in 1630, the village had its own school, though the building dates from 1820. Starting in the 18th Century the village had a certain prosperity through viticulture and home production of linen and cotton. However, starting in 1850, the population and economy decreased.

It wasn't until 1970 that the population started to grow, though this was commuters into the region of Baden-Brugg. Mönthal has an area, as of 2009, of 3.93 square kilometers. Of this area, 1.78 square kilometers or 45.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.81 square kilometers or 46.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.34 square kilometers or 8.7% is settled. Of the built up area and buildings made up 4.6% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.1%. 44.0% of the total land area is forested and 2.0% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 20.6% is used for growing crops and 22.9% is pastures, while 1.8% is used for orchards or vine crops. The municipality is located in a Jura valley between Brugg and Laufenburg, it consists of the village of Mönthal and the hamlets of Ampfern on the Ampfernhöhe as well as scattered villages. The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Azure three piles inverted Or topped with as many Mullets of the same in chief.

Mönthal has a population of 394 As of June 2009, 8.8% of the population are foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of -4.1%. Most of the population speaks German, with Albanian being third; the age distribution, as of 2008, in Mönthal is. Of the adult population, 46 people or 11.2 % of the population are between 29 years old. 42 people or 10.2% are between 30 and 39, 72 people or 17.5% are between 40 and 49, 84 people or 20.4% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 58 people or 14.1% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 27 people or 6.6% are between 70 and 79, there are 8 people or 1.9% who are between 80 and 89. As of 2000 the average number of residents per living room was 0.6, about equal to the cantonal average of 0.57 per room. In this case, a room is defined as space of a housing unit of at least 4 m2 as normal bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms and habitable cellars and attics. About 67.1 % of the total households were in other words did not pay rent.

As of 2000, there were 12 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 54 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, 74 homes with 5 or more persons in the household. The average number of people per household was 2.66 individuals. In 2008 there were 103 single family homes out of a total of apartments. There were a total of 3 empty apartments for a 1.7% vacancy rate. As of 2007, the construction rate of new housing units was 9.6 new units per 1000 residents. In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP; the next three most popular parties were the CVP and the Green Party. In Mönthal about 71.2% of the population have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education. Of the school age population in the municipality; the historical population is given in the following table: As of 2007, Mönthal had an unemployment rate of 3.08%. As of 2005, there were 19 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 10 businesses involved in this sector.

25 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 5 businesses in this sector. 20 people are employed with 9 businesses in this sector. As of 2000 there was a total of 218 workers. Of these, 187 or about 85.8% of the residents worked outside Mönthal while 24 people commuted into the municipality for work. There were a total of 55 jobs in the municipality. Of the working population, 12.9% used public transportation to get to work, 56.3% used a private car. From the 2000 census, 107 or 26.9% were Roman Catholic, while 204 or 51.3% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 6 individuals who belonged to the Christian Catholic faith

Ruy Diaz Melgarejo

Ruy Diaz Melgarejo was a miner, military and statesman who established the Spanish Crown in the region of Río de la Plata in South America. His life was marked by wars, conspiracies and family conflicts. Melgarejo enjoyed the favor of the Spanish crown, he absolutely ruled the independent province of Guayrá for 30 years. Melgarejo left Italy on November 1, 1540, on an expedition led by Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca to Río de la Plata, he remained with de Vaca. His protest against the crown's removal of his position led to his jailing. In the late 1540s Melgarejo organized the election of his relative Diego de Abreu to the post of Governor of Asunción, deposing Fernando Mendoza, appointed governor by de Vaca's deputy. De Abreu was recognized as governor, but Maelgarejo and de Abreu were forced to flee Asunción when de Abreu ordered Mendoza's death; the two spent seven years in hiding before de Abreu was killed and Melgarejo was again jailed. Melgarejo escaped from jail, but was captured by Tupi Indians who killed and ate his traveling companion.

He escaped captivity due to his forming a relationship with a female member of the tribe. The two would travel to San Vincente, where they were married. Melgarejo, found his wife in the company of another lover. After the discovery, Melgarejo killed them both. In 1555, Melgarejo returned to Asunción, where he was welcomed by the current governor, his brother, Martinez de Irala. Melgarejo was active in establishing settlements along the Paraná River. Melgarejo founded Villarrica in May 1570; the name, translated as "rich town", was selected due to Melgarejo's belief that there were silver mines nearby. He was sent by de Irala to "conquer and settle" Guayrá. Melgarejo was the leader of an expedition to Ontiveros capital of the region, a city founded three years earlier by another Irala lieutenant. However, Melgarejo thought that the site was abandoned it, he instead created a new settlement, Ciudad Real, on higher ground across the Paraná River from the original Ontiveros site. He was to be replaced as governor in 1570 by Alanzo Riguelme, but before Riguelme could take office his credentials were revoked and he was arrested.

Melgarejo was instructed to bring Felipe de Caceres back to Spain. They embarked in 1573. Bad weather early in the voyage forced them to stop at the port of San Vicente in Brazil, where Melgarejo was commissioned to assist the Governor in battles against natives, his success in these battles led to his increased popularity with the government, which in turn led to increased opportunities to make additional expeditions to explore and settle the Paraguayan interior. His successes in his naval commands and as a leader of settlement parties led to him becoming known as the "Invincible Captan."

Peter Wyngarde

Peter Paul Wyngarde was a British actor best known for playing the character Jason King, a bestselling novelist turned sleuth, in two television series: Department S and Jason King. His flamboyant dress sense and stylish performances led to popular success, he was considered a style icon in Britain and elsewhere in the early 1970s. Peter Wyngarde's birth name, Cyril Goldbert, was confirmed when details of his estate were published in The London Gazette on 2 May 2019, his full name may have been Cyril Louis Goldbert, but other details are difficult to confirm and verify. Wyngarde appears to have fabricated a false biography when he changed his name, including a year of birth, a father with a different name and ethnic background, a false education history. According to his own account, he was born on 23 August 1933 to a French mother and a British father at an aunt's home in Marseille, France. A 1956 Straits Times article about his mother gives Marseille as his birthplace, he claimed to be a maternal nephew of French actor-director Louis Jouvet.

Public records indicate a different place and year of birth, a different ethnicity and family background than he claimed. On immigration documents related to two trips to the United States in 1960, Wyngarde stated his place of birth was Singapore, although during a subsequent visit to Singapore in 1972 he denied having been there, his birthday is given as 23 or 28 August, different sources suggest birth years between 1924 and 1937, with 1927 being the most authoritative. In a 1993 interview Wyngarde claimed not to know his own age. Reports of his death in January 2018 gave his age as 90, suggesting that he was born in 1927. Interviewed in 1973, Wyngarde said: "As a child it was difficult to differentiate sometimes between fact and fantasy." He spoke about his traumatic early life. Wyngarde always claimed that his father was an Englishman named Henry Wyngarde who worked for the British Diplomatic Service in Hong Kong, Malaya and India, before becoming an importer-exporter of antique watches living in Eaton Square, London.

A biography published in 2020 names his father as a merchant seaman called Henry Goldbert and public records support this. Goldbert was Russian-Jewish, born in present-day Ukraine, grew up in British Malaya, where he became a naturalised British citizen. Wyngarde claimed. Peter Wyngarde's mother was née Ahin; the Ahins were a Eurasian family living in Singapore part of British Malaya. She and Henry Goldbert divorced in 1937 and she married Charles Léo Juvet in 1947 as Margherita Goldbert she married John MacAulay in Shanghai, he told an interviewer that after his parents' divorce his father took him to China "only months before war with China broke out" in the summer of 1937. He spoke about living in Shanghai when the Japanese Army took over the Shanghai International Settlement on 8 December 1941. Correspondence held in the UK's National Archives shows that in 1942 the 15-year-old son of merchant seaman Henry Goldbert, his two younger siblings, were living in Shanghai. Efforts were made by the UK's Ministry of War Transport, the Prisoners of War Department and various boarding schools to facilitate the children's repatriation from Shanghai to the UK, but the older boy could not be accommodated because of his age.

In April 1943 he was interned in the Lunghua civilian internment camp. In one interview in the 1970s, Wyngarde says that he was interned as an unaccompanied 5-year-old due to an administrative error, but this appears to be age fabrication since records show that he was interned from age 15 to just before his 18th birthday. Author and fellow internee J. G. Ballard said that he and his family knew Goldbert in Shanghai during this time, but in an interview late in his life, Wyngarde denied having known Ballard, he began acting during his internment when he played all the characters in a version of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Following the Surrender of Japan the internment camps were liberated in August 1945. Cyril Goldbert left Shanghai that autumn and travelled to the UK on the Cunard White Star line ship Arawa. Passenger records show that he travelled alone, aged 18, arrived in Southampton on 14 December 1945. A few months in 1946, he took his first professional acting roles, his own account of his journey from Shanghai to England was different.

He claimed to have been 12 years old when he arrived in England in December 1945, not 18 as the passenger manifest says, that the ship arrived in Liverpool not Southampton where it was greeted by King George VI. He claimed to have spent two years in a Swiss sanatorium recovering from his war experiences before attending schools in England and Switzerland, he claimed that he studied in the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford for three months, before leaving to work in a London advertising agency for a while before starting work as a professional actor. Having changed his name from Cyril Goldbert to Peter Wyngarde on arrival in the UK, within a few months he began his professional acting career, he first appeared at the Buxton Playhouse in 1946, the following year in a production of Noël Coward's Present Laughter at the Theatre Royal, Birmingham. He appeared with Alec Guinness in Hamlet in London in 1951, with Siobhán McKenna in Saint Joan in 1954, his theatre appearances included playing opposite Vivien Leigh in 1958, as Cyrano de Bergerac at the Bristol Old Vic in 1959, which he considered a highlight of his career.

From the mid-1950s, Wyngarde had roles in feature films, television plays and television

Happy Times (film)

Happy Times is a 2014 Mexican comedy film directed by Luis Javier Henaine. The film premiered first on 21 October 2014 at the Morelia International Film Festival, and subsequently it was distributed by Cinépolis in 31 cities of Mexico on 20 February 2015. It stars Luis Arrieta, Cassandra Ciangherotti. Max is a designer who has Mónica as a girlfriend, nothing spectacular. For this reason, Max decides to hire the services of "Abaddon", an agency specialized in ending courtships with unorthodox techniques. Luis Arrieta as Max Quintana Cassandra Ciangherotti as Mónica Villalobos Bárbara de Regil as Andrea Villalobos Jorge Caballero as Agency Researcher Fernando Becerril as Señor Villalobos Roger Cudney as Dr. Guillermo Murray Fernando Gaviria as Mamado Iván Arana as Rigo Happy Times on IMDb