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XML Shareable Playlist Format

XML Shareable Playlist Format, pronounced spiff, is an XML-based playlist format for digital media, sponsored by the Xiph. Org Foundation. XSPF is a file format for sharing the kind of playlist that can be played on a personal computer or portable device. In the same way that any user on any computer can open any Web page, XSPF is intended to provide portability for playlists. Traditionally playlists have been composed of file paths; this allowed a playlist to be played locally on one machine or shared if the listed file paths were URLs accessible to more than one machine. XSPF's meta-data rich open format has permitted a new kind of playlist sharing called content resolution. A simple form of content resolution is the localisation of a playlist based on metadata. An XSPF-compliant content resolver will open XSPF playlists and search a catalog for every title with <creator>, <album> and <title> tags localise the playlist to reference the available matching tracks. A catalog may reference a collection of media files on a local disk, a music subscription service like Yahoo!

Music Unlimited, or some other searchable archive. The end result is shareable playlists that are not tied to service. XSPF was created by an ad hoc working group that commenced activities in February 2004, achieved rough consensus on version 0 in April 2004, worked on implementations and fine tuning throughout summer and fall 2004, declared the tuned version to be version 1 in January 2005. XSPF is not a recommendation of any standards body besides the Xiph. Org Foundation. A playlist format like M3U or ASX MIME content-type of application/xspf+xml Patent-free Specification under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.5 license XML, like Atom Unicode support Cross-platform support Amarok Audacious Banshee Clementine Tomahawk Music Player VLC media player XMMS2 Soundiiz -Soundiiz Other playlist file formatsASX - Windows media M3U - The most common playlist format PLS - SHOUTcast WPL - Windows Media Player Official website Online XSPF Validator XSPF Version 1 specification

Abubakar Imam

Abubakar Imam O. B. E C. O. N, L. L. D N. N. M. C. was a Nigerian writer and politician from Kagara, Niger in Nigeria. For most of his life, he lived in Zaria, where he was the first Hausa editor of Gaskiya Ta Fi Kwabo, the pioneer Hausa-language Newspaper in Northern Nigeria, he attended the University of London's Institute of Education. He first came to repute when he submitted the play Ruwan Bagaja for a literary competition in 1933; the judge in the competition was the head of a translation committee. He liked his writing, accentuated by the vivid knowledge of native norms and vegetation and mixed with his literary style of wit and imaginative prose. In 1939, together with Robert East and a few others, they started the Gaskiya corporation, a publishing house, which became a successful venture and created a platform for many Northern Nigerian intellectuals; the exposure of many premier writers in Northern Nigeria to the political process influenced Imam to join politics. In 1952, with the formation of the Northern People's Congress, together with Umaru Agaie and Nuhu Bamalli, they formed the major administrative nucleus of the party.

Alh Abubakar Imam was the author of Magana jari ce with the help of some collections provided by East, Tafiya mabudin ilmi a book he wrote on his experiences after a visit to London. Mora, Abdurrahman; the Abubakar Imam memoirs. NNPC. ISBN 978 169 308 8

Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl ruthenium dichloride dimer

Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl ruthenium dichloride is an organoruthenium chemistry with the formula 2 abbreviated 2. This brown paramagnetic solid is a reagent in organometallic chemistry, it is an unusual example of a compound that exists as isomers that differ in the intermetallic separation, a difference, manifested in a number of physical properties. The compound has C2h symmetry, with each metal atom having pseudo-octahedral geometry. In the crystal structure, two isomers are observed in the unit cell, one with a 2.93 Å ruthenium–ruthenium bond and the other with a long internuclear distance of 3.75 Å. The former isomer is diamagnetic, the latter is magnetic, it is prepared by the reaction of hydrated ruthenium trichloride with pentamethylcyclopentadiene. 2 Cp*H + 2 RuCl3·3H2O → 2 + 2 HCl + 6 H2OThe reaction is accompanied by formation of decamethylruthenocene. Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl ruthenium dichloride can reduced to the diamagnetic tetramer of Ru: 2 2 + 2 Zn → 4 + 2 ZnCl2Methoxide can be used to produce a related diruthenium derivative, diamagnetic: 2 + 3 NaOCH3 + HOCH3 → 2] + 3 NaCl + CH2O + HCl ruthenium dichloride dimer - 2 Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl iridium dichloride dimer - 2

Juan Portela

Juan Antonio Portela Muñoz is a Spanish footballer who plays as a left defender. Born in Jerez de la Frontera, Province of Cádiz, Portela graduated from Xerez CD's youth system, making his senior debuts with the reserves in the regional championships. In the 2003–04 season he made his professional debut, coming on as a late substitute of a 0–1 away loss against Polideportivo Ejido on 19 June 2004, for the Segunda División championship. Portela continued to appear with the B-team in the following seasons, however. On 3 June 2007 Portela returned to first-team duties, starting in a 0–0 away draw against Albacete Balompié. A month he signed a new two-year deal with the Andalusians, but was released two seasons later. In the following years Portela competed in Segunda División B, representing AD Ceuta, Écija Balompié, CD Puertollano and Atlético Sanluqueño CF. Juan Portela at BDFutbol Juan Portela at Soccerway

Fisherman's Friends

The Fisherman's Friends are a male singing group from Port Isaac, who sing sea shanties. They have been performing locally since 1995, signed a record deal with Universal Music in March 2010. Whilst an a cappella group, their studio recordings and live performances now include traditional simple instrumentation; the Fisherman’s Friends are a shanty group based in North Cornwall. Their performances combine traditional songs of the sea with more contemporary folk music and a large dash of humour; the current members are: John & Jeremy Brown, John Lethbridge, Billy Hawkins, Jason Nicholas, Toby Lobb, John McDonnell, Pete Hicks and Jon Cleave. In June 2014 Peter Rowe was the oldest member, at the age of 80. In the original line-up, all of the members of the group "grew up within half a mile of Port Isaac harbour" except for John McDonnell, a Yorkshireman. Three were fishermen, the others are linked to the sea through service as coastguards or lifeboatmen. In 2009 BBC Radio presenter Johnnie Walker was in Cornwall on holiday and happened to come across two of their home made CDs.

Walker's manager, Ian Brown travelled to Port Isaac and was able to negotiate a recording contract worth £1 million for them with Universal Music Group who released their first commercial album the following year. Jon Cleave is one of the MCs of the group and the author/illustrator of the children's book series Gully as well as the full length, humorous novel Nasty Pasty, they sing the chorus on Show of Hands' popular song Cousin Jack on Show of Hands' "best of" CD "Roots", as well as on the title track. Their repertoire is varied and includes both shanties and other nautical songs, some of which are lewd. With the addition of Jason & Toby the group have added more musical accompaniment to their set. Billy and Toby are both supported by Vintage Guitars and use their instruments on stage, they performed at the 2010 Cornbury music festival in Oxfordshire, the Glastonbury Festival on several occasions on the Acoustic Stage, but on one occasion performing on the Pyramid Stage and the Cambridge Folk Festival.

The band have appeared at Towersey Festival, Wickham Festival, Beautiful days, Costa Del Folk, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Tunes in the Dunes and Celtic Connections. Due to being “semi-professional” the band do not tour extensively and will embark on 12-15 date tours in November and February/March, they often perform in Port Isaac singing on the platt in the summer for charity. The group had released three CDs themselves before signing with Universal. In 2002, under the name Port Isaac's'Fishermen's Friends', they recorded an album to raise funds for the RNLI, released on the Clovelly Label, Catalogue Number CLCD12702; the album, entitled Fishermen's Friends Are Home from the Sea, has 20 tracks and was recorded in St Peter's Church Port Isaac on the 26 and 27 April 2002. All the tracks are sung in the traditional a cappella style; the album was produced by John Perkins. Their first album with Universal, Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends, was recorded in St Kew Parish Church and released in April 2010.

In 2010 they re-recorded their single, "No Hopers, Jokers or Rogues", with new lyrics, in support of England's World Cup campaign in South Africa. A second album with Universal and All, was released on 26 August 2013; the single "Mary Anne", taken from the album, was released on 25 June 2013. In July 2015 the album Proper Job was released on the Sony Music label, in association with the St Austell Brewery, who brew a beer of the same name; this album saw the first appearance of new member Toby Lobb.2018 saw the release of Sole Mates, an album produced by Giles Woolley and band member Toby Lobb. The band’s aim was to celebrate their history and create a simpler album that represented their live sound more accurately. Sole Mates was made up of tracks that the band had performed during their previous two tours and featured additional instrumentation from Phil Beer from Show of Hands and Emma Murfin from Cornwall-based folk act Black Velvet. Gareth Malone's documentary on sea shanties, shown in May 2010 on BBC 4, included a contribution from the group.

The Fisherman's Friends have starred in an advert for fish company, Young's. The band have appeared on BBC One’s ‘The One Show’ on two occasions, been the subject of an ITV1 documentary that charted their early success, a SKY ARTS documentary which featured their performance at the Celtic Connections festival, BBC’s Countryfile with John Craven and many local news items. 2018 saw them feature in the Songs of Praise Christmas Special. The producers of the hit film Finding Your Feet bought the band’s life rights to be made into a feature film; the writers Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard and Piers Ashworth adapted their story for the screen. Principal photography commenced on 30 April 2018 for 5 weeks on location in Port London; the film was released in cinemas nationwide in the UK on 15 March 2019, was directed by Chris Foggin. The film stars an ensemble cast headed by James Purefoy, Daniel Mays and Tuppence Middleton, with David Hayman, Dave Johns, Noel Clarke, Maggie Stead, Sam Swainsbury and Christian Brassington playing key supporting roles.

The film is based around a fictional story of Danny, a music industry executive who signs them to a London record label and develops a relationship with one of the band's daughters, played by Middleton, covers the period up to their first album release. All members of the band have cameos in the film and Ashworth explained “the singing is a blend of the voices of the group themselves and of the actors.”In May 2019 a sequel titled Fisherman’s Friends 2: Bound Fo