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Sylling is a village in Lier municipality, in the county of Buskerud, Norway. Sylling is located 27 kilometres west of Oslo; the settlement has 707 inhabitants as of 1 January 2016. Sylling is located on the southeastern arm of Tyrifjorden. Sylling is known for agriculture the cultivation of fruit. Local farms have a long history of cultivation of vegetables; the good soil is due to gravel after the Last glacial period including Sylling-moraine. Its population is about 1700. Pilgrims' Way must have stopped at the local Olav's spring; the pilgrims arrived on foot or they could travel by boat across Holsfjorden. During the Civil war era in Norway, King Sverre and the Birchleg forces overcame the Bagler forces of Magnus V at the Battle of Hørte Bridge during the Summer of 1178; the victory was the first of many for Sverre. Subsequently during autumn, the Birchlegs won control of Nidaros. Sylling Church is a church constructed in a rectangular shape. There has been a church on the same site since the Middle Ages.

The church has a cemetery and next to it is the old rectory. The structure is of stone and brick and the church has 370 seats. Sylling church was built in 1852. In 2001, there were major renovation. At that time some old gravestones with inscriptions and some other items were found which were of interest to the National Cultural Heritage; the church was re-opened for normal use again in December 2001. Krag, Claus Sverre, Norges største middelalderkonge ISBN 82-03-23201-9 Sylling IF Lier kommune Pictures of Sylling Church


PhyreEngine is a free to use game engine from Sony Interactive Entertainment. Despite its origins under Sony it is compatible with more than just PlayStation platforms, with support for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation VR, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Portable, Microsoft Windows, Google Android and Apple iOS. PhyreEngine has been used in over 200 published titles. PhyreEngine is distributed as an installable package that includes both full source code and Microsoft Windows tools, provided under its own flexible use license that allows any PlayStation 3 game developer, publisher or tools and middleware company to create software based or on PhyreEngine on any platform; the engine uses sophisticated parallel processing techniques that are optimized for the Synergistic Processor Unit of the Cell Broadband Engine of PS3, but can be ported to other multi-core architectures. PhyreEngine supports Direct3D, in addition to the low level PS3 LibGCM library, it provides functional “game templates” as source code, including support for Havok Complete XS, NVIDIA PhysX and Bullet for physics.

The development of PhyreEngine was started in 2003, to create a graphics engine for PlayStation 3. The first public demonstration occurred in 2006. PhyreEngine was launched during GDC 2008. PhyreEngine was a finalist in the European Develop Industry Excellence Awards in 2008 and 2009. New features were showcased during GDC 2009. Version 2.40, released in March 2009, included a new “foliage rendering” system that provides tools and technology to render ultra-realistic trees and plants to be integrated into games. A PSP version of the engine was announced by Sony at GDC 2010. Version 3.0, released in 2011, has a new and powerful asset pipeline, combining enhanced versions of the robust exporters, with a powerful processing tool to generate optimized assets for each platform. New is the rewritten level editor, which permits a far more data-driven approach to authoring games using PhyreEngine. Version 3.0 of the PhyreEngine adds support for the PlayStation Vita. EGO Silk Engine Official website

Dawn of the Dragonstar

Dawn of the Dragonstar is the third studio album by the Swedish power metal band Twilight Force. It was released on August 16, 2019, it is the band's second album with Nuclear Blast Records, the first to feature vocalist Allyon, the last to feature drummer De'Azsh. On June 7, 2019, the band revealed the first single from the album, "Night of Winterlight". Most guitar solos on the album were recorded with a Fender Stratocaster tuned in fourths, which guitarist Lynd states "opened up a whole new world of possibilities for my playing". Compared to the previous albums released by the band, the recording process was different: with Chrileon, all members of the band were in close proximity in Sweden. With Allyon, a native Italian, the band had to work around this. In a 2018 interview, the band gave an in-character response that "the dragons are swift and reliable. Distance is of little concern in this age. Dragons and Town Portal Scrolls are efficient in times of need." Like the band's last album, cover artwork was designed by Kerem Beyit.

The band believes that the artwork "brilliantly captures the adventurous and magical world of the Twilight Kingdoms. All tracks are written by Lynd. Twilight Force Aerendir – rhythm guitar Allyon – lead vocals Born – bass guitar Blackwald – keyboards, violin, orchestration Lynd – lead guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals, choir arrangements, orchestration De'Azsh – drums, percussionProduction Blackwald – mastering, arranging, sound design, producer Lynd – producer, mixing Kerem Beyit – cover art

DingIt is a video games and eSports video-hosting website headquartered in London, England. Founded in 2014 by Mark Hain, DingIt put on a variety of original live e-Sports events and launched at the end of February 2015 with 7,000 viewers and grew to over 170,000 viewers by the end of April 2015; the company has received two rounds of funding to date, the first consisting of $1.5M follow-on seed funding and the most recent round taking place in July 2015. In 2016, DingIt changed their content to focus on short-form highlights, instead of long format tournament videos. At the start of 2017, DingIt's parent company renamed to Level Up Media in order to grow a portfolio of owned and operated sites and syndication partner network within gaming. DingIt continues as the flagship site in the Level Up Media network. On 09/29/2016 DingIt became the official video partner of professional eSports team Splyce. Official website

The Others (American band)

The Others were an American garage rock band formed in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, in 1964. Influenced by British Invasion groups, the Others enjoyed a role as one of the most popular New England musical acts, thanks in large part to their debut single "I Can’t Stand This Love, Goodbye"; the record is featured on 1960s garage compilation albums, most notably Pebbles, Volume 8. Three singles, including "I Can’t Stand This Love, Goodbye", were released during the group's recording career, all of which were issued nationally, represented musical progression unheard of from the majority of garage bands. Co-founder Jim DeStout began his rock career musically as a member of the Regions, a teen band popular on the local club circuit in Rhode Island; when the British Invasion swept across the United States, the Regions adopted their counterparts' style, a pattern which would continue when the Others formed. DeStout departed for Rhode Island University in late 1964, where he met colleagues Pete Shepley and Mike Brand.

DeStout, along with his friend Mike Patalano arranged a jam session with Shepley and Brand, before recruiting their fifth member, John Costa, practicing their three-part vocal harmonies. DeStout reflected on the Others' first performance: "The first time we performed publicly was at ‘Rhody Night,’ a talent show at the college. We sang ‘When I Get Home’ by The Beatles", at that point "Jim dropped out of the Regions and things with The Others began to snowball". Before long, the Others were the most popular live attraction in the area, began expanding their touring radius to other campuses and teen venues. With set lists highlighted by original material penned by Brand and Costa, the band garnered interest from record labels just four months after forming the group. Brand's father, secured an audition in New York City with talent manager Bob Marshall, who supervised mainstream acts such as comedian Myron Cohen and vocal group the Ames Brothers. Impressed by the Others' sound, Marshall directed the group to record producer and songwriter Clyde Otis, whose experience in the music industry proved invaluable to the Others as they signed with RCA Victor Records.

In June 1965, the band recorded their debut single in RCA Studio A. According to the 1960s Rhode Island Garage Bands website, four sides were completed during the session: “I Can’t Stand This Love, Goodbye", a Shepley-Brand original for the A-side, “Until I Heard It from You”, composed by Otis, as its B-side; the other two songs include the unreleased "I Got a Feeling" and "The First Time I Saw You". While the record was being prepared for national distribution, Marshall arranged for the Others to become the house band for deejay Scott Muni's new discothèque, the Rolling Stone, in mid-1965. In addition, the group was supplied with amplifiers for the duration of their residency as a part of the group's endorsement deal with Vox. In September 1965, "I Can't Stand This Love, Goodbye" was released, was successful across the Northeast, charting on WICE radio's Top 40 survey. Music historian Rick Bellaire commented that the Others were one of the few garage bands at the time with a polished professionalism in their recording, noting: "The only other contemporary release on the same plane as the group’s first single was'Psychotic Reaction' by The Count Five out of San Jose, California".

Despite the promise of the record, "I Can't Stand This Love, Goodbye" failed to breakout nationally as a consequence of the group's decision to return to college to avoid the draft, instead of touring to publicize the single. Nonetheless, the single's favorable results in regional markets prompted RCA to opt for a follow-up recording session. For their second single, the Others recorded "Lonely Street" in November 1965, utilized "The First Time I Saw You" from the previous studio meeting as the flip-side to the record. With their obligations completed, the band returned to campus. In the midst of their intermission from group-related activities, Costa departed from the Others to commit full-time to his studies, was replaced by Bob Johnson, a former member of popular campus band J. C. and the Disciples. When "Lonely Street" was distributed in March 1966, it exemplified the musical maturity the band achieved in such an abbreviated amount of time, it incorporates the poetically-inclined lyrics reminiscent of Bob Dylan, classical arrangements which pre-dated the baroque pop explosion by nearly a year.

With a long period to focus on promoting their second release, the Others returned to their residency at the Rolling Stone, had expanded financial backing from RCA. Although "Lonely Street" was, like its predecessor, successful in regional markets, it failed to chart nationally; the band continued to gig in various venues across New York City. Despite the setback, the Others remained an in-demand live attraction, opening for major musical acts such as the Byrds, the Lovin' Spoonful, the Animals; when Otis volunteered his services to Jubilee Records, the Others were dealt themselves into working with the label for their third and final single. Recorded in November 1966 and rush-released in December of the same year, "Morning", backed by "My Friend the Wizard" showcases intricate vocal harmonies and primitive psychedelia. Another regional hit which did not chart nationally, the single marked the end of the Others' recording career. Regardless, the band remained on the college circuit for the next year with the same line-up.

In 1968, when Brand and Patalano graduated from Rhode Island University, Brand departed for law school, while Patalano enlisted in the army and served two years in the Vietnam War. They were replaced by Bob Angell and Joe