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Stephen Malkmus

Stephen Joseph Malkmus is an American musician best known as the primary songwriter and lead singer and guitarist of the indie rock band Pavement. He performs with Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks and as a solo artist. Stephen Malkmus was born in California, to Mary and Stephen Malkmus Sr.. His father was a casualty insurance agent; when Stephen Jr. was 8, the family moved north to Stockton, where he attended Carpinteria's Cate School and Lodi's Tokay High School. As a teenager, Malkmus worked various jobs, including painting house numbers on street curbs and "flipping burgers or whatever" at a country club. At age 16, he spent the night in jail after consuming alcohol, urinating in the bushes, walking on the roofs of several residential homes, he was placed on probation for underage drinking, was expelled from school "for going to a party in the woods where people were taking mushrooms. I didn’t take them, but some guy narc’d on me."Malkmus learned the guitar by playing along to Jimi Hendrix's recording of "Purple Haze".

During high school, he played in several Stockton-based punk bands: Bag O Bones, The Straw Dogs, Crisis Alert. After graduation, Malkmus followed in his father's footsteps by attending the University of Virginia, where he majored in history and was a disc jockey for the college radio station WTJU. During this time, Malkmus met fellow WTJU DJs David Berman and James McNew and formed the lo-fi band Ectoslavia. In the late 1980s, he was employed as a security guard at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, along with Berman and Bob Nastanovich. Malkmus formed Pavement with Scott Kannberg, their first album, Slanted & Enchanted, was released to critical acclaim, the band continued to receive attention for subsequent releases. Pavement, Malkmus in particular, was hailed as spearheading the underground indie movement of the 1990s. Pavement have since embarked on a world tour. In 2001, following the 1999 dissolution of Pavement, Malkmus released his first self-titled album with his new band, The Jicks.

On May 23, 2003 in Milwaukee, while touring with his new band The Jicks, Malkmus opened the show by saying, "This is off our first record." The band proceeded to play an evening's worth of Pavement songs, marking the second time Malkmus had played any of his previous band's songs since their 1999 breakup, the first was on April 22, 2002 in São Paulo, where he played "In The Mouth a Desert". Malkmus's fourth studio album with The Jicks, Real Emotional Trash, was released in March 2008. In August 2011 he released his fifth studio album with Mirror Traffic, he played the album Ege Bamyasi by the band Can, in its entirety on December 1, 2012 at WEEK-END Festival in Cologne, Germany. A recording of this performance was released as a limited-edition live album on Record Store Day 2013. Malkmus's sixth studio album with the Jicks, Wig Out at Jagbags, was released on January 7, 2014. On February 7, 2018, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks released "Middle America", their first material in four years, it was their first single from their seventh studio album, Sparkle Hard, released on May 18, 2018.

Malkmus was a member of rock group Silver Jews along with poet/lyricist David Berman. In early 1999 Stephen Malkmus participated in a Sonic Youth side project called Kim's Bedroom that included bassist/vocalist Kim Gordon, guitarist/vocalist Thurston Moore, Chicago avant-garde veteran Jim O'Rourke, renowned Japanese drummer Ikue Mori. By 2001 he was performing as frontman of The Jicks. In 2007, Malkmus provided 3 songs to the Todd Haynes' film I'm Not There, based on the life of Bob Dylan, he contributed on the songs "Ballad of a Thin Man", "Can't Leave Her Behind" and "Maggie's Farm". Malkmus has admitted that he was never "really a big fan of Dylan," but noted that his involvement with the film had made him listen "to him again a little closer." In 2016, Malkmus scored the soundtrack to the Netflix series Flaked, which stars Arrested Development's Will Arnett. Malkmus released an electronic album titled Groove Denied on March 15, 2019, he has been working on the album for 12 to 13 years. After he submitted the album in 2017, Matador's president and founder Chris Lombardi, releasing Malkmus' records since Pavement's 1992 debut Slanted and Enchanted, flew to Portland to inform Malkmus that it wasn't the right time to release the album.

The album features Malkmus on all instruments and engineering. Malkmus moved to Portland, where he met his wife, artist Jessica Jackson Hutchins; the couple have two children: daughters Sunday. In 2011, before the release of Mirror Traffic and his family moved to Berlin. By the release of Wig Out at Jagbags in 2014, the family had moved back to Portland. Malkmus supports Hull City Football Club and is known to play golf and tennis. Malkmus plays a Fender Stratocaster and a Guild S-100. Other guitars used are a 1960s Fender Jazzmaster that can be traced back to the Brighten The Corners era, a Gibson Les Paul Deluxe, a Fender Stratocaster, his guitar of choice during the majority of his time with Pavement, he used a Gibson SG with Pavement during Crooked Rain era. For the 2010 Pavement reunion tour he used his Stratocaster extensively. During his 2011 tour in support of Mirror Traffic he played a Guild S-100, he has played a Danelectro Silve

Greece–United States relations

Greece–United States relations known as Greek–American relations, refers to bilateral relations between the Hellenic Republic and the United States of America. Due to the strong historical, political and religious ties between the two nations and the United States today enjoy excellent diplomatic relations and consider each other an ally. Modern diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in the 1830s after the Greek War of Independence and are today regarded as cordial. Greece and the United States have long-standing historical and cultural ties based on a common western heritage, shared democratic values, participation as Allies during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War and the War on Terror; the governments of the two countries cooperate in the areas of finance, commerce, academics, judiciary and military, as well as through many multilateral organizations such as the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the United Nations.

The United States is the largest foreign investor in Greece. S. foreign investment in Greece was about $4.5 billion in 2006. Greece has an embassy in Washington, D. C. and consulates-general in several U. S. cities. The United States has a consulate-general in Thessaloniki; the first draft of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, included praise of the Greek rebels in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire. American opinion supported Greece. However, Secretary of State John Quincy Adams objected and that passage was dropped; the final text indicated the U. S. government had no intention of interfering in European affairs. However, as Angelo Repousis shows, private citizens including philanthropists and political activists inspired by a vision of ancient Greece were eager to become involved in Greek affairs. On November 9, 1837, the United States recognized the independence of Greece when the American Minister at London signed a treaty of Commerce and Navigation with the Greek Minister at London; this act marked the first negotiation of the United States with Greece and represented the US's recognition of Greece as in the independent country in the early 1800s.

Within this same year, the first American Consul Gregory A. Perdicaris took up his position in Athens; this mid-19th-century treaty established the Greek-U. S. Relations in part to help liberate and establish Greece as a separate country from the Ottoman Empire; the U. S. was active in providing humanitarian aid to Greece after the devastation it suffered in World War I. During World War II, the US opposed the British plan to restore King George II of Greece to the throne because he was associated with fascism. Instead, the U. S. helped to establish a regency, while they did not oppose British efforts to defeat the communist insurgents. The British took a leading role in helping the Greek government fight the insurgency; when its financial crisis forced it to cut back, the British turned that role over to the U. S. in 1947, until the end of the civil war in 1949. Although the U. S. had ignored Greece, because it was in the British sphere, it lent $25 million on easy terms in 1946. However, it complained.

The far left boycotted elections in March 1946 that were held under international supervision. The US judged them fair and supported the new conservative government, as it did the plebiscite that brought back King George II. Behind the scenes, American diplomats tried to convince the government to end corruption. Fighting broke out in 1946, with the communist element receiving arms and bases of support across the border in Yugoslavia. London secretly informed Washington in February 1947 that its funding would run out in a matter of weeks. A crisis was at hand and the US decided to act decisively. Administration leaders, believed that the Eastern Mediterranean was ripe for an armed Communist takeover since Britain had to withdraw its forces and its money from Greece. In the Greek Civil War, communist partisans, organized to fight the Germans, were by 1946 supported by the Tito's Yugoslavia but received no support from the Soviet Union. If the Communists won, with its large but weak and antiquated army, would be at high risk.

Truman won bipartisan support in March 1947 for the Truman Doctrine, which gave $300 million in military and economic aid to Greece and $100 million to Turkey. They were grants, not loans. Truman declared to Congress on March 12: It must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures. In a larger sense, the Truman Doctrine formalized a policy of Soviet containment in which the United States would oppose the further spread of Communism; the policy meant rejecting any rollback strategy to end communist rule where it existed. Tito's split with Stalin and American aid helped Army to win the war. American military and economic aid to Turkey proved effective. Turkey did not have a civil war and was funded well into the 1950s. Both countries joined NATO in 1952; the U. S. provided Greece with more than $11.1 billion in economic and security assistance after 1946. Economic programs were phased out by 1962. In the fiscal year 1995, Greece was the fourth-largest recipient of U.

S. security assistance, receiving loans totaling $255.15 million in foreign military financing. In 1953, the first defense cooperation agreement between Greece and the United S

Luke Pyungse Lee

Luke Pyungse Lee is the Arnold and Barbara Silverman Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at University of California, Berkeley. He is founding director of the Biomedical Institute for Global Health Research and Technology at the National University of Singapore. Lee has over 40 issued international patents, he is a pioneer in bionanophotonics, plasmonic resonant energy transfer, rapid photonic PCR, microfluidics for quantitative life sciences, integrated molecular diagnostics systems. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2010 and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering in 2012. Lee received the 2009 IEEE William J. Morlock Award in 2009 and the 2010 Ho-Am Prize for his discovery of PRET and the development of quantum nanobiophotonics for optical gene regulations and molecular imaging, his current research interests are quantum electron transfers in living organisms, molecular diagnostics of infectious and neurodegenerative diseases, in vitro neurogenesis, with a focus both on studying fundamental quantum nanobiology and on solving ill-defined problems of global healthcare.

Luke P. Lee was born the youngest of three boys in the family of a poet father, Sang Ro Lee and a midwife, Bok Soon Ha. After the death of his father, he immigrated to America with his mother and brother in 1976. Lee spent his life in Seoul attending up to 11th grade of high school. After he moved to the US, he attended Wasson high school in Colorado Springs, Colorado for 12th grade, he received a BA in Biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1996 and received his PhD in Applied Science and Technology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000. In 1999, he became an assistant professor of bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2005, he became a full professor and the Lester John and Lynne Dewar Lloyd Distinguished professor of bioengineering and a professor of biophysics at Berkeley, he served as the Chair Professor in Systems Nanobiology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology from 2006 to 2007. Lee has a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Berkeley.

He has been the co-director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center since 1999. He became the Arnold and Barbara Silverman Distinguished Professor in 2010 and reappointed again 2015, he was Associate President and Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor at the National University of Singapore from 2016-2017. Prior to his academic career, he had over ten years of extensive R&D and industrial experience in integrated optoelectronics and superconducting electronics. In the late 80s, as a member of technical staff at TRW Inc, he worked on laser holography, quantum-well surface emitting laser, Nb-based Josephson tunnel junctions, superconducting quantum interference device electronics. In the early 1990s, he worked on high-temperature SQUID magnetometers, Josephson junction devices, biomagnetic sensors at Conductus Inc. L. P. Lee, K. Char, M. S. Colclough, “Monolithic 77 K dc SQUID Magnetometers”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 3051-3053. L. P. Lee and R. Szema, “Inspirations from Biological Optics for Advanced Photonic Systems”, vol.

310, no. 5751, 1148 – 1150. C. Ionescu-Zanetti, R. M. Shaw, J. Seo, Y. Jan, L. Y. Jan, L. P. Lee, “Mammalian Electrophysiology on a Microfluidic Platform”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, vol. 102, no. 26, 9112-9117. P. J. Hung, P. Lee, P. Sabounchi, R. Lin, L. P. Lee, "Continuous perfusion microfluidic cell culture array for high-throughput cell-based assays", Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 89, 1-8. K. Jeong, J. Kim, L. P. Lee, “Biologically Inspired Artificial Compound Eyes”, vol. 312, p. 557-561. G. L. Liu, J. Kim, Y. Lu, L. P. Lee, “Optofluidic Control using Photothermal Nanoparticles”, Nature Materials, 5, 27-32. D. Di Carlo, L. Y. Wu, L. P. Lee, "Dynamic Single Cell Culture Array," Lab Chip, 6, 1445-1449. G. L. Liu, Y. Yin, S. Kunchakarra, B. Mukherjee, D. Gerion, S. D. Jett, D. G. Bear, J. W. Gray, A. P. Alivisatos, L. P. Lee, F. Chen, "A nanoplasmonic molecular ruler for measuring nuclease activity and DNA footprinting", Nature Nanotechnology, 1, 47-52. G. L. Liu, Y. Long, Y. Choi, T. Kang, L. P. Lee, "Quantized Plasmon Quenching Dips Nanospectroscopy via Plasmon Resonance Energy Transfer", Nature Methods, 4, 1015-1017.

Y. Choi, Y. Park, T. Kang, L. P. Lee, "Selective and sensitive detection of metal ions by plasmonic resonance energy transfer-based nanospectroscopy", Nature Nanotechnology, 4, 742-746. R. Yan, J. Park, Y. Choi, C. Heo, S. Yang, L. P. Lee, P. Yang, "Nanowire-based single-cell endoscopy, Nature Nanotechnology", 7, pp. 191-196. K. Lee, Y. Cui, L. P. Lee, J. Irudayaraj, "Quantitative Imaging of Single mRNA Splice Variants in Living Cells", Nature Nanotechnology, 9, 474-480. Http://biopoets.berkeley.edu/lee.pdf