"Stay with Me" is a song by English singer Sam Smith from their debut studio album In the Lonely Hour. It was released in the United States on 14 April 2014 and in the United Kingdom on 18 May 2014. "Stay with Me" is a gospel-inspired ballad that details the protagonist pleading with their one-night stand not to leave them. The song was written by Smith, James Napier, William Phillips, with the late Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne receiving co-writer credits due to the song's noted melodic similarity to Petty's single "I Won't Back Down"; the song has become Smith's most successful single to date, peaking at number one in the UK Singles Chart, topping the charts in Canada and New Zealand, reaching number two on the US Billboard Hot 100. It has reached top 10 status in over twelve countries worldwide. At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, Darkchild's version of "Stay with Me" won two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. In an interview with NME, Sam Smith said that the song was written in a studio in Old Street with James Napier and William Phillips.
Phillips started playing with three chords on the piano, Napier provided a drum pattern, according to Sam Smith, "the song just flowed out of us so naturally," and the song was written in 30 to 40 minutes. After finishing the song, Smith started to layer their vocals about 20 times, singing in different parts of the studio and harmonizing; the result sounded like a gospel choir, but all from Smith's own voice, this demo was used in the released song. According to Smith, "the song is about the moment in the morning after a one night stand, where the person you are with leaves your house, you are left by yourself, it's just a second, where you are just like:'I wish, I wish'. You don't love them, you don't fancy them that much, it's just nice to have someone in the bed next to you." The song won the Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, in their acceptance speech for winning the Record of the Year, Smith said that "I want to thank the man who this record is about who I fell in love with last year.
Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys."On 25 March 2014, the song was played for the first time on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show at 7:30 pm. On 29 March, they performed. On 16 May, they performed the song on The Graham Norton Show. In June, they returned to the United States as part of their tour where they performed the song on Good Morning America, at the Apollo Theater in New York with Mary J. Blige, David Letterman. In January 2015, it was revealed that a settlement had been reached with Tom Petty's publishing company to add Petty and Jeff Lynne as co-writers, that they would receive a 12.5% songwriting credit. Petty's publisher contacted Smith's team after it noticed a likeness between "Stay with Me" and the melody of Petty's 1989 song "I Won't Back Down". Petty clarified that he did not believe Smith plagiarized him, saying "All my years of songwriting have shown me these things can happen. Most times you catch it before it gets out the studio door but in this case it got by.
Sam's people were understanding of our predicament and we came to an agreement." According to Smith, they had never heard "I Won't Back Down" before they wrote "Stay with Me", but they acknowledged the similarity after listening to the song, said that the likeness was "a complete coincidence". Petty and Lynne, were not eligible for a Grammy as the Recording Academy considered "Stay with Me" to have been interpolated from "I Won't Back Down" by Napier and Smith. "Stay with Me" was written by Smith, James Napier, William Phillips, with additional credits to Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the song is set in the key of C major in common time with a tempo of 84 beats per minute. Smith's vocals span two octaves from E3 to E5 while the song follows a chord progression of Am7–F–C. According to Erine Keane of Salon, "Stay with Me" combines a "contemporary drumbeat", blue-eyed soul singing, a refrain sung in a gospel style, while Stereogum's Tom Breihan called it "a soft-focus piano-soul ballad".
"Stay with Me" received positive reviews from music critics. Amy Davidson from Digital Spy called the song an "emotional crescendo" and said the chorus was "slightly over-sentimental" and felt that their "soulful voice" made the singer left in "defeat by fleeting fling", she gave the song four out of five stars. Joe Gross from Rolling Stone gave the song a mixed review. Isabel Pearson of Nouse gave the song a positive review during her album review, calling the song a "euphoric, slow building love-song that's raw and undeniably one of the best tracks on this album." Sarah Milton of The Upcoming lauded the song, calling it "electrifying with its blunt honesty and exquisite gospel influence."In July 2014, Billboard listed "Stay with Me" as one of the "10 Best Songs of 2014" saying that the song is "a fragile ballad that finds its backbone when a gospel choir assists the British singer on the harrowing chorus." Variance Magazine named the song its 2014 Song of Summer. The song was placed at number twelve on Rolling Stone's 50 Best Songs of 2014 list.
The East Lancs Kinetec is a type of low-floor bus body for MAN chassis. Both variants were launched at Euro Bus Expo 2006; the standard Kinetec is a single-decker bus body that appears to have been influenced by the Optare Sigma body in styling and construction. Unlike the Sigma though it is of low floor design. Reviews from its launch in Euro Bus Expo 2006 were poor. Like the Scania OmniTown the bus uses the East Lancs Esteem body, but with the chassis maker's Lion's City front. Stagecoach Western has 10 Kinetec MANs with the 18.240 HOCL-NL chassis, to flesh its older MAN 18.2x0s, including the ones with other bodies built, fleet out. The Kinetec+ is a double-decker bus influenced by the Optare Spectra body, with an improved MAN ND283F chassis; the first prototype body has a low-height design under EU regulations, but, criticised. Another prototype in London specification with a 4.3 metre height had been planned, but this had not materialised. Like Spectras, the body is of low floor design and has the same lower dash panel as the single decker Kinetec.
Like the Kinetec, this bus again uses the chassis maker's front with the East Lancs Olympus body. Both the Kinetec and Kinetec+ were placed on display at the Euro Bus Expo 2006 with "KINETEC" lettering, but with plates bearing the alternative spelling "KINETIC"; the LED displays showed the name with an "I". This has led to some uncertainty as to the correct spelling of the model name. List of buses Media related to East Lancs Kinetec at Wikimedia Commons
PhysAssist Scribes is a provider of medical scribes to hospitals and medical practices. The company was founded in 1995 in Fort Worth, Texas by Dr. John Geesbreght, an emergency department physician and Dr. Elliott Trotter an emergency department physician, who began a model program at Harris Methodist Hospital. Dr. Geesbreght, with approval from Texas Christian University administration, recruited four pre-med TCU students to establish what is now PhysAssist Scribes, Inc. PhysAssist Scribes is the oldest medical scribe company in the United States. Medical scribes work side-by-side with emergency department physicians throughout their shift and document the entire patient encounter in real-time. Scribes document the patient encounter into an electronic medical record so the doctor can spend his or her time caring for the patient, improving the workflow of busy emergency departments and clinics, increasing patient throughput and driving efficiency and productivity for physician groups and hospitals.
An estimated 22 companies provide scribe services across the United States. In 2008, PhysAssist Scribes employed two corporate employees and 35 scribes, which increased to 2,500 professionals in 30 states by 2015; the company now has 3,500 scribes in 36 states. In 2014, Inc. magazine named PhysAssist Scribes one of the Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the country, with reported revenue of $29.3 million in 2013. In 2008, PhysAssist Scribes created I AM SCRIBE University, in Fort Worth, Texas to train scribes on medical terminology, EHR documentation, privacy laws and professional ethics. In May 2014, Ernst & Young announced that PhysAssist Scribes’ President and CEO Alex Geesbreght was a finalist for the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his company’s founding role in the medical scribe services industry
Progress M-9 was a Soviet unmanned cargo spacecraft, launched in 1991 to resupply the Mir space station. The twenty-seventh of sixty four Progress spacecraft to visit Mir, it used the Progress-M 11F615A55 configuration, had the serial number 210, it carried supplies including food and oxygen for the EO-9 crew aboard Mir, as well as equipment for conducting scientific research, fuel for adjusting the station's orbit and performing manoeuvres. It was the third Progress spacecraft to carry a VBK-Raduga capsule, used to return equipment and experiment results to Earth. Progress M-9 was launched at 22:54:10 GMT on 20 August 1991, atop a Soyuz-U2 carrier rocket flying from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Following two days of free flight, it docked with the forward port of Mir's core module at 00:54:17 GMT on 23 August. During the thirty eight days for which Progress M-9 was docked, Mir was in an orbit of 379 by 396 kilometres, inclined at 51.6 degrees. Progress M-9 undocked from Mir at 01:53:00 GMT on 30 September, was deorbited few hours at 07:45, to a destructive reentry over the Pacific Ocean.
The Conseil de la Souveraineté du Québec is a non-governmental organization promoting Quebec sovereignty in the Canadian province of Quebec. The council was started in 2003 at the initiative of the province's Parti Québécois government, it has been renamed to Organisations unies pour l'indépendance in Dec.2014. An earlier organization of the same name existed in 1995 and played a prominent role in the 1995 Quebec referendum on sovereignty; the original council was established in May 1995, with former Parti Québécois cabinet minister Yves Duhaime as its first president and prominent Quebec nationalist Louise Laurin was its first vice-president. While it had only a small membership, it was regarded a serious force in influencing public opinion. During the buildup to the referendum, it ran full-page advertisements in English-language newspapers arguing that the government of Canada was wasting millions in taxpayer dollars by promoting Canadian federalism in Quebec. Quebec's Parti Québécois government authorized payments to the council amounting to four million dollars in August and October 1995.
Duhaime argued. The council raised and spent a further one million dollars in the same period; the new council was launched at the urging of former Quebec premier Jacques Parizeau. It was designated with charitable tax status and was assured of regular financial support from both the Parti Québécois and Bloc Québécois; the new council's first leader was Gerald Larose, who continues to hold this position as of 2011. The council has urged the Parti Québécois to maintain an sovereigntist ideology. In 2006, the council introduced a book, Parlons de souveraineté à l'école intended to be taught in classrooms for children of kindergarten age upwards. Premier Jean Charest dismissed the book as "exploit children for political ends," while Parti Québécois leader André Boisclair agreed that the book was not appropriate; as of 2011, the council's governing board includes representatives of the Parti Québécois, the Bloc Québécois, Québec solidaire. In December 2014, CSQ renamed to OUI, aka OUI Québec, adopted a major revision of their mission.
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Gift of Song is the second studio album released in 1970 by Australian recording artist Judith Durham. The album was re-released in 1973 and again on CD and digitally in 2012; the album produced the singles, "The Light Is Dark Enough"/"Wanderlove", released in January 1970 and "Take Care of My Brother". Richie Unterberger from AllMusic gave the album 3 out of 5 saying "This seems to be A&M's attempt to break ex-Seeker Judith Durham into the American pop market. Not much of The Seekers' folk-pop is left on this though tastefully, orchestrated production. Durham and her handlers seem to be aiming for a Judy Collins-like Baroque-folk on many cuts, some theatrical art song-informed songs. Durham's voice is not as good or expressive as Collins', her material isn't as stellar either. For all that, this isn't a bad record when it does get into its most melancholy classical-Baroque arrangements on "Wanderlove," "There's a Baby," and similar numbers. A couple of Mason Williams songs, "Wanderlove" and "Here Am I," are among the better offerings, there's a little-known Harry Nilsson song, "Wailing of the Willow"."
LP/ CassetteA1 "Wanderlove" - 2:35 A2 "I Wish I Knew" - 2:50 A3 "There's a Baby" - 2:52 A4 "That's How My Love Is" - 3:10 A5 "I Can Say" - 3:38 B1 "Gift of Song" - 3:08 B2 "Wailing of the Willow" - 2:29 B3 "The Light is Dark Enough" - 2:39 B4 "Take Care of My Brother" - 3:00 B5 "God Bless the Child" - 2:49 B6 "Here Am I" - 2:33 "Gift of Song" at discogs.com