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Sirius Satellite Radio

Sirius Satellite Radio was a satellite radio and online radio service operating in North America, owned by Sirius XM Holdings. Headquartered in New York City, with smaller studios in Los Angeles and Memphis, Sirius was launched on July 1, 2002, it now provides 69 streams of music and 65 streams of sports and entertainment to its subscribers. Music streams on Sirius carry a wide variety of genres, broadcasting 24 hours daily, commercial-free, uncensored. A subset of Sirius music channels is included as part of the Dish Network satellite television service. Sirius channels are identified by Nielsen Audio with the label "SR", its business model is to provide pay-for-service radio, analogous to the business model for premium cable television. Music channels are presented without advertising, while its talk channels, such as Howard Stern's Howard 100 and Howard 101 & Jason Ellis’ Faction talk 103, carry commercials; because all channels are free from FCC content regulation, songs are played unedited for language.

Subscriptions range in price from US$14.99 monthly to US$699.99 for lifetime. There is a US$15 activation fee for every radio activated. Sirius announced it had achieved its first positive cash flow quarter for the period ending December 2006. Sirius launched its radio service in four states on February 14, 2002, expanding service to the rest of the contiguous U. S. by July of that year. On October 16, 2006, Sirius announced that it would be launching Sirius Internet Radio, with 78 of its 135 channels being available worldwide on the internet to any of its subscribers with a valid user name and password. On July 29, 2008, Sirius formally completed its merger with former competitor XM Satellite Radio; the combined company began operating under the name Sirius XM Satellite Radio. On November 12, 2008, Sirius and XM began broadcasting with their combined channel lineups. On January 13, 2011, Sirius Satellite Radio was dissolved as a separate entity and merged into Sirius XM Radio, Inc. Sirius was founded by David Margolese and Robert Briskman.

In 1990, Martine Rothblatt founded Satellite CD Radio, Inc. in Washington, DC. The company was the first to petition the FCC to assign unused frequencies for satellite radio broadcast, which “provoked a furor among owners of both large and small radio stations.” Rothblatt had helped create the PanAmSat international satellite television system, helped launch and served as CEO of the Geostar satellite navigation system. In April 1992, she resigned as chairman and CEO of Sirius in order to start a medical research foundation, focused on finding a cure for her daughter's illness. Former NASA engineer Robert Briskman, who designed the company's satellite technology, was appointed Chairman and CEO. Six months in November 1992, Rogers Wireless co-founder David Margolese, who had provided financial backing for the venture, acquired control of the company and succeeded Briskman. Margolese renamed the company CD Radio, spent the next five years lobbying the FCC to allow satellite radio to be deployed, the following five years raising $1.6 billion, used to build and launch three satellites into elliptical orbit from Kazakhstan in July 2000.

The company bid $83.3 million to purchase their satellite radio license. In 1997, after Margolese had obtained regulatory clearance and "effectively created the industry," the FCC sold a license to XM Satellite Radio, which followed Sirius's example. In November 1999, Marketing chief Ira Bahr convinced Margolese to again change the name of the company, this time to Sirius Satellite Radio, in order to avoid association with the soon-to-be-outdated CD technology, it had secured installation deals with automakers including Chrysler, Ford and BMW. Sirius launched the initial phase of its service in four cities, with the first receiver sold at Cowboy Maloney's in Jackson, MS on February 14, 2002, expanding to the rest of the contiguous United States on July 1, 2002. In 2001 Margolese stepped down as CEO, remaining as chairman until November 2003, with Sirius issuing a statement thanking him "for his great vision and dedication in creating both Sirius and the satellite radio industry."Joe Clayton, former CEO of Global Crossing, followed as CEO from November 2001 until November 2004.

He remained chairman until July 2008. Mel Karmazin, former president of Viacom, became CEO in November 2004 and remained in that position through the merger in December 2012. On February 19, 2007, Sirius announced a merger deal with XM Satellite Radio. If the pending merger received government approval, required because of antitrust considerations, it would combine the two services into a single satellite radio network in the United States and would be named Sirius/XM Radio. On March 24, 2008, the U. S. Department of Justice approved the merger of Sirius and XM. Approval from the FCC cleared on July 25, 2008. Conditions of the merger included allowing any third-party company to make satellite radio devices. List of Sirius XM Radio channelsAccording to a Spring 2007 Arbitron report, the five channels most listened to on Sirius based on their Average Quarterly Hour Share were Howard 100, Howard 101, The Highway, Sirius Hits 1, Octane. On October 6, 2004, Sirius announced that it had signe

Ron Nelson (composer)

Ronald Jack Nelson is a composer of both classical and popular music and a retired music academic. A native of Joliet, Ron Nelson was born December 14, 1929, he studied composition at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester earning a bachelor's degree in 1952, a master's degree in 1953, a doctorate in composition in 1957. His teachers at Eastman included Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson. In 1954–1955 he studied with Tony Aubin in France at the Ecole Normale de Musique and at the Paris Conservatory under a Fulbright Grant. In 1956, Dr. Nelson joined the faculty of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he served as chairman of the music department from 1963 to 1973, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1993. In 1991, Dr. Nelson was awarded the Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Creative Arts, the first musician to hold the chair, his Passacaglia was the first piece to win all three major wind band composition prizes during one period — the National Band Association Prize, the American Bandmasters Association Ostwald Award, the Sudler International Prize.

He was awarded the Medal of Honor by the John Philip Sousa Foundation in 1994. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Oklahoma City University. Nelson has received numerous commissions, including those from the National Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, the USAF Band and Chorus, Musashino Wind Ensemble, Aspen Music Festival and numerous colleges and universities, he has received grants and awards from The Rockefeller Foundation, the Howard Foundation, ASCAP, several from the National Endowment for the Arts. Conductor Leonard Slatkin may have described Ron Nelson best: "Nelson is the quintessential American composer, he has the ability to move between conservative and newer styles with ease. The fact that he's a little hard to categorize is what makes him interesting." Ron Nelson resides with Michele, in Scottsdale, Arizona. 1955 Savannah River Holiday 1958 Sarabande for Katharine in April 1960 This Is The Orchestra 1960 Jubilee 1961 Toccata for Orchestra 1969 Trilogy: JFK-MLK-RFK 1969 Rocky Point Holiday 1976 Five Pieces after Paintings by Andrew Wyeth 1996 Panels 1997 Resonances 11" 1958 Mayflower Overture 1969 Rocky Point Holiday 1973 Savannah River Holiday 1982 Fanfare for a Celebration 1982 Medieval Suite 1983 Pebble Beach Sojourn for organ and percussion 1984 Aspen Jubilee 1985 Danza Capriccio for solo alto saxophone and wind ensemble 1988 Te Deum Laudamus for SATB chorus and wind ensemble 1989 Morning Alleluias 1989 Fanfare For The Hour of Sunrise 1990 Resonances 1 1991 Lauds 1992 To The Airborne 1992 Passacaglia 1994 Epiphanies – Fanfares and Chorales 1994 Chaconne 1994 Sonoran Desert Holiday 1995 Epiphanies 1995 Nightsong 1995 Fanfare For The Kennedy Center 1995 Courtly Airs and Dances 1999 Fanfare for the new Millennium for symphonic band and two antiphonal brass choirs 2006 Pastorale: Autumn Rune 2019 Homage to Landini 1954 Dance in Ruins Ballet 1955–1956 The Birthday of the Infanta Opera for Chamber Orchestra 1981 Hamaguchi Opera for Chamber Ensemble 1982 Kristen's Song for Violin and Organ 1983 And the Moon Rose Golden for Cello and Piano 1958 Three Mountain Ballads for women's chorus or SATB 1958 Choral Fanfare for Easter for mixed chorus and narrator 1960 Fanfare for a Festival for mixed chorus and timpani 1961 Behold Man for men's chorus 1963 Triumphal Te Deum for double chorus, brass and percussion 1964 Oratorio: What is Man? in three movements, for narrator, soprano solo and baritone solo, mixed chorus, orchestra 1969 Alleluia, July 20, 1969 for mixed chorus 1972 Prayer of Emperor of China on the Altar of Heaven, December 21, 1539 for mixed chorus and ensemble 1977 Four Pieces After The Seasons for mixed chorus 1981 Mass of Saint LaSalle for mixed chorus, mallet instruments and percussion 1982 Three Nocturnal Pieces for mixed chorus, solo viola and percussion 1983 Three Settings of the Moon for women's chorus, piano and glockenspiel 1989 Three Pieces After Tennyson for mixed chorus or TTBB 2002 Proclaim this Day for Music for mixed chorus and percussion 2005 Let Us Find A Meadow Official Website Interview with Ron Nelson, December 19, 1997 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Marine Corps document "Hall of Composers: Ron Nelson".

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2000 Alamo Bowl

The 2000 Alamo Bowl featured the Northwestern Wildcats, the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Despite both teams being ranked, it was the biggest blowout in the game's history. Nebraska broke an NCAA bowl record by scoring 66 points, the Huskers set ten other Alamo Bowl records, including those for most yards of total offense most rushing yards, most first downs, most yards per play. Nebraska scored first, following a 15-yard touchdown run by Dan Alexander as Nebraska seized a 7–0 lead. Northwestern got on the board with a 44-yard field goal from Tim Long, to trim the lead to 7–3. Northwestern's defense got the ball back. Quarterback Zak Kustok hit Teddy Johnson for a 10-yard touchdown, Northwestern got a 10-7 lead. On the first play after the kickoff, quarterback Eric Crouch used Nebraska's option attack, ran 50 yards for a touchdown, Nebraska took a 14-10 lead, one they never relinquished. Two minutes Dan Alexander rushed two yards for a touchdown, increasing the lead to 21–10. Correll Buckhalter scored four minutes on a 2-yard touchdown run, as Nebraska's lead became 28–10.

Kicker Josh Brown kicked a 51-yard field goal with 1:28 left in the half to increase Nebraska's lead to 31–10. Northwestern's Damien Anderson scored on a 65-yard touchdown run with 1:10 left to make it 31–17. Nebraska came right back, capping a 31-point quarter, with a 58-yard screen pass from Eric Crouch to wide receiver Bobby Newcombe stretching their lead to 38–17. In the third quarter, Crouch hit wide receiver Matt Davison for an 11-yard touchdown pass, increasing the lead to 45–17. Crouch rushed two yards for a touchdown, the lead became 52–17. Bobby Newcombe then threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Matt Davison, making the lead 59–17. Early in the fourth quarter, Dahrran Diedrick rushed 9 yards for a touchdown, making the final margin 66–17; the Huskers record for points stood until the 2011 Alamo Bowl, when Baylor defeated Washington, 67–56. Review of the game by USA Today

1996 in Singapore

The following lists events that happened during 1996 in Singapore. President: Ong Teng Cheong Prime Minister: Goh Chok Tong 1 January - The old laminated NRICs are no longer valid for identification in Singapore. 2 January - The Land Transport Authority releases the White Paper on A World Class Land Transport System, setting out plans to improve land transport in Singapore. 19 January - The Land Transport Authority announced the building of the North East MRT line targeted by December 2002. However, automation problems pushed back the date to 20 June 2003. 20 January - The Singapore Art Museum is opened. 2 February - The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore is formed from a merger between the Marine Department, National Maritime Board and the Regulatory departments of the former Port of Singapore Authority. This helps to streamline maritime operations. 9 February - Tampines Mall is opened. 10 February – The Woodlands extension of the North South MRT Line opens. On the same day, the Bukit Panjang LRT line is announced, with completion in 1999.

The Buona Vista LRT line will not go ahead as it is unfeasible when a new funding arrangement is used. Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange opens as Singapore's first underground bus interchange. 4 March - 16 stations will be built on the 20 km North East MRT line. Construction will start in the middle of 1997 and will finish by 2002. All the stations will be finished by except for Sennett and Punggol, which will open when the surrounding areas develop. 5 March - The Singapore Gamma Knife Centre is opened. The Centre, a privately-owned facility, uses gamma knife for brain surgeries, resulting in less pain than conventional brain surgery, as well as a much safer alternative. 16 March - The first bendy bus is launched by Trans Island Bus Services. 22 March - Cyberway Internet is launched as Singapore's third ISP. 1 April - The Singapore Productivity and Standards Board is formed from the merger of three agencies, namely National Productivity Board, Singapore Institute of Standards and Industrial Research and the SME development function of the Economic Development Board.

The agency aimed to encourage growth in the economy. 6 April - The Gleneagles Hospital is opened. 14 April - The S. League, a professional tournament, is launched. 2 May - The Advance Medical Directive Act is passed to allow people to apply for a Directive should they not want to continue treatment. The law came into effect in 1997. 21 May - A debate happened in Parliament over the HPL saga. 20 June - The National Youth Centre and Youth Park is launched. 24 June - The Singapore Chinese Orchestra is launched as Singapore's second orchestra. 1 July - The National Parks Board is formed, building on the vision of a'City in a Garden'. 5 July - Plans to replace the Causeway are announced. 20 July - New finger piers are opened in Changi Airport's Terminal 2. 24 July - The Tourism 21 plan is unveiled. August - Lot One opens to the public. 11 August - Construction starts on The Esplanade, which will enhance the arts in Singapore. 18 August - Plans to develop Punggol are announced known as Punggol 21. The town will incorporate residential areas, clustered community areas linked up by an LRT system.

However, the plan did not materialise after the 1997 Asian financial crisis, low demand of flats and construction troubles plagued the project. On the same day, the formation of Community Development Councils are announced, which numbered nine in 1997. 3 September - The second phase of the Tampines Expressway opens. 27 September - The Sengkang LRT line is unveiled during a ceremony to start construction on the Bukit Panjang LRT line, to be completed by 1999. 28 September - Construction starts on the Opera Estate Drainage Scheme to relieve floods in the area, targeted for completion by 2000. 18 October - St Luke's Hospital is opened in Bukit Batok, being the first hospital to cater for the elderly. The hospital has inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term residential care services as well. 19 October - The Cantonment Complex starts construction. It will have state-of-the-art features, housing the Central Narcotics Bureau, Criminal Investigation Department and Central Police Division, strengthening cooperation between the agencies.

The building will retain the historic Fairfield Methodist Girls' school as an anti-crime and drug education and exhibition centre, covered walkways will be built for comfort. The Complex is completed in 2001. 8 November - SingTel opens the new Telepark building in Tampines as a state-of-the-arts telecommunications facility. 15 November - The Changi Airport Extension Line is announced to serve Changi Airport, with another station in future. The extension will be finished by 2001. 16 November - The Selegie Arts Centre is opened. 23 November - The S'pore Discovery Centre is opened. 26 November - The CashCard is launched. December - Eastpoint Mall opens its doors to the public. 2 December - The Government announced the building of Terminal 3 in Changi Airport to handle more passengers, with completion targeted by 2004. However, several crises have delayed the project, which started operating on 9 January 2008. An airport hotel is considered for travellers, built as Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. 5 December - The SCORE Counselling Centre is opened, in operation since 1995.

The centre aims to help drug addicts steer clear of drugs. 9–13 December - The World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference of 1996 took place in Singapore, the first Ministerial Confer

2013–14 South Dakota State Jackrabbits men's basketball team

The 2013–14 South Dakota State Jackrabbits men's basketball team represented South Dakota State University during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Jackrabbits, led by 19th year head coach Scott Nagy, played their home games at Frost Arena and were members of The Summit League, they finished the season 10 -- 4 in The Summit League play to finish in a tie for second place. They advanced to the semifinals of The Summit League Tournament where they lost to IPFW, they were invited to the College Basketball Invitational where they lost in the first round to Old Dominion. * The January 3 game vs. Buffalo was postponed due to inclement weather in the Northeast; the game was not rescheduled

Bimal Mitra

Bimal Mitra was an Indian writer in Bengali. Bimal Mitra was adept in writing in Bengali as well as in Hindi, wrote more than one hundred novels and short stories. Many of Bimal Mitra's novels have been made into successful films. One of his most popular works, Shaheb Bibi Golam, adapted into a hugely popular movie, he earned a Filmfare nomination for Best Story for the film. Set in the last years of the nineteenth century, the novel tells the story of the sumptuous lifestyle and the decay of a feudal family, it is the story of Pateshwari, aka Chhoto Bou, a woman who wants to experience romance, to be a real wife, to invent for herself and live a new kind of conjugality. The book tells the story of Calcutta, now Kolkata, of all the people who lived there. Asami Hazir is another popular work of Bimal Mitra; the novel is based on the true story of a man who wants to repent for the sins of his father and grandfather. The novel was adapted into a TV series for Doordarshan - Mujrim Hazir, he had served in railways in Bilaspur for long years.

He was working in the Chakradharpur Division in the 1940s in the Control Organisation. One of his novelettes Char Chokher Khela is based on the lives of the Anglo-Indian population of Chakradharpur railway colony, he resigned from Indian Railway Services in 1950 at the age of 38 only to become a devoted full-time writer. Mitra died on December 1991 at his residence in South Calcutta. Saheb Bibi Golam Kori Diye Kinlaam Begum Mary Bishwas Ekak Dasak Shatak Asami Hazir Pati Param guru Rajabadal Sab Jhut hai Ei Norodeho Mrityuheen Tomra dujone mile Gulmohor Ja debiShort Stories Neelnesha Bonshodhor Lojjahoro Jenana Sambad Putul Didi Amrutyu Milonanto Dori R ekjon Mohapurush RaniSaheba Gharonti Satashe Srabon Ashukaka Nimaontrito Indranath Amir o Urboshietc. and many more A profile webpage Bimal Mitra on IMDb