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System of a Down

System of a Down is an Armenian-American heavy metal band from Glendale, formed in 1994. The band consists of Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian and John Dolmayan; the band achieved commercial success with the release of five studio albums, three of which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. System of a Down has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, their song "B. Y. O. B." won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2006. The band went on hiatus in 2006 and reunited in 2010. System of a Down has sold over 40 million records worldwide, while two of their singles "Aerials" and "Hypnotize" reached number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. Serj Tankian and Daron Malakian attended Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School as children, although due to their eight-year age difference they did not meet until 1992 while working on separate projects at the same recording studio, they formed a band named Soil with Tankian on vocals and keyboards, Malakian on vocals and guitar, Dave Hakopyan on bass and Domingo "Dingo" Laranio on drums.

The band hired Shavo Odadjian as manager, although he joined Soil as rhythm guitarist. In 1994, after only one live show at the Roxy and one jam session recording and Laranio left the band. After Soil split up, Tankian and Malakian formed a new band, System of a Down; the group took its name from a poem that Malakian had written titled "Victims of a Down". The word "victims" was changed to "system" because Odadjian believed that it would appeal to a much wider audience and because the group wanted their records to be alphabetically shelved closer to their musical heroes, Slayer. Odadjian switched from guitar to bass and passed on his managerial duties to Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group and its founder David "Beno" Benveniste; the band recruited drummer Ontronik "Andy" Khachaturian, an old school friend of Malakian and Odadjian, who had played with Malakian in a band called Snowblind during their teens. In early 1995, System played as "Soil" at a nightclub in Los Angeles. Shortly after the event, System of a Down made what is known as Untitled 1995 Demo Tape, not commercially released but appeared on file sharing networks around the time of the band's success with Toxicity about six years later.

Demo Tape 2 was released in 1996. At the beginning of 1997, System of a Down recorded their final publicly released demo tape, Demo Tape 3. In mid-1997, drummer Khachaturian left the band because of a hand injury. Khachaturian was replaced by John Dolmayan; the band's first official release of a professionally recorded song was on a collection called Hye Enk, an Armenian Genocide recognition compilation, in 1997. Soon after playing at notable Hollywood clubs such as the Whisky-A-Go-Go and Viper Room the band caught famed producer Rick Rubin's attention who asked them to keep in touch with him. Showing great interest, the group recorded Demo Tape 4 near the end of 1997 to be sent to record companies. Rubin signed the group to his American/Columbia Records, System of a Down began to record in Rubin's studio with engineer Sylvia Massy, laying down tracks that would be released on their debut album. In 1997, the group won the Best Signed Band Award from the Rock City Awards. In June 1998, System of a Down released System of a Down.

They enjoyed moderate success as their first singles "Sugar" and "Spiders" became radio favorites and the music videos for both songs were aired on MTV. After the release of the album, the band toured extensively, opening for Slayer and Metallica before making their way to the second stage of Ozzfest. Following Ozzfest, they toured with Fear Factory and Incubus before headlining the Sno-Core Tour with Puya, Mr. Bungle, The Cat and Incubus providing support. In November 1998, System of a Down appeared on South Park's Chef Aid album, providing the music for the song "Will They Die 4 You?" Near the end of the song Tankian can be heard saying, "Why must we kill our own kind?" A line that would be used in the song "Boom!" Although System of a Down is credited on the album, South Park character Chef does not introduce them as he does every other artist featured on the record. System of a Down's former drummer, Ontronik Khachaturian reunited with the band at a show at The Troubadour in 1999, filling in on vocals for an ill Tankian.

In 2000, the band contributed their cover of the Black Sabbath song "Snowblind" to the Black Sabbath tribute album Nativity in Black 2. On September 3, 2001, System of a Down had planned on launching their second album at a free concert in Hollywood as a "thank you" to fans; the concert, to be held in a parking lot, was set up to accommodate 3,500 people. Because of the large excess number of fans, the performance was cancelled by police officers just before the group took the stage. No announcement was made. Fans waited for more than an hour for the group to appear, but when a banner hanging at the back of the stage that read "System of a Down" was removed by security, the audience rushed the stage, destroying all the band's touring gear and began to riot, throwing rocks at police, breaking windows, knocking over portable toilets; the riot lasted six

Carlo Manieri

Carlo Manieri was an Italian painter, active in Rome. He was a specialist still-life painter and is known for his still lifes of fruit and ostentatious still lifes depicting curtains, musical instruments and other objects, his work formed a bridge between the archaic arrangements of Fioravanti and the new style of Christian Berentz. Nothing is known about Carlo Manieri, he is believed to have been from Taranto in southern Italy. His birth date must be placed in the late 1620s or the early 1630s as he had two daughters in 1675 who were referred to as'spinsters'. From the early 1660s he is recorded in Rome where he was admitted to the Congregazione dei Virtuosi at the Pantheon in 1662; the Congregazione consisted of eminent artists and sponsored art exhibits, presentations of poetry and literature and visits to historic sites in Rome. Manieri is recorded as living in the parish of San Lorenzo in Lucina until at least 1680, it is not clear when he died but it must have been after 1700 when he was registered in the parish of Sant'Andrea del Fratte.

The artistic personality and oeuvre of Carlo Manieri have only been rediscovered and defined. Prior to the 1990s, Manieri's works were confused with those of other, similar artists from the period, in particular Mariano Fetti, the Master of the Floridiana,'SALV' and Francesco Maltese. Manieri played a central role in still life painting in the second half of the 17th century in Rome, his work formed a bridge between the archaic arrangements of Fioravanti and the new style of Christian Berentz and inserted some motifs of Michelangelo del Campidoglio. As the artist is mentioned in contemporary archival documents and histories, his name and work remained unknown for a long time, his name appears only three times in the Roman inventories: the 1714 Colonna inventory lists six paintings by his hand, the 1725 Pamphili inventory two and the 1756 Valenti Gonzaga inventory two. None of the paintings mentioned in these inventories appears to have survived in the collections; the most comprehensive overview of the artist's output is provided by the inventory of possessions of the merchant Pellegrino Peri compiled after Peri's death in 1699.

This inventory mentioned 10 works of Manieri, which are described as'rugs','fruits','flowers' and'perspective views'. The inventory included two of Manieri's masterpieces that were destined to furnish the Palazzo Pamphilj in Piazza Navona. While Manieri was not mentioned in any of the contemporary artists' biographies, the latest research has demonstrated that Manieri was quite a prolific still life painter in his time, he kept an active studio. Manieri's still lifes are characterized by their dark, rich palette and the inclusion of heavy brocaded draperies, his output globally falls into two categories:'perspective' paintings of spaces featuring curtains, musical instruments and other objects and more traditional still lifes of fruit. In his still lifes of fruit he arranged the fruit in bunches and strewn across draped tables. Examples of these are two works in the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples, his perspective still lifes included pilasters, arches and bas-reliefs in the background. On the side he placed his typical still lifes with objects characterized by their inclusion of luxurious, coloured fabrics and embroidered in gold, heavy curtains and silverware.

The scenes were bathed in luminous reflections of light. Gian Domenico Valentini was a follower of Manieri. Media related to Carlo Manieri at Wikimedia Commons

St├ęphane Tortajada

Stéphane Tortajada is Group Head of Finance & Investments of Électricité de France, a position he holds since 2010. In this role, he is responsible for Treasury, Investments of the Group, Structured/Project Financing and M&A for the large deals, EDF Insurances as well as EDF’s Asset Management Division including the pension and the nuclear decommissioning funds with an AUM of c. €45Bn and rating agency relationship management. Having under his responsibility EDF’s treasury financing, Tortajada was in charge of issuing of more than 30 bn€ of bonds, including 10bn€ of hybrid securities and 2bn€ of Century bonds. Stéphane Tortajada serves as Chairman at EDF Investment Group, he is a board member of EDF Development and Environment, the holding which owns EDF Energies Nouvelles and member of EDF Group Credit Committee. Stéphane Tortajada started his career as an investment banker at HSBC in 1997. In 2000 he joined Lazard M&A Division, where he became Executive Director in 2005. From 2008 to 2010, Tortajada served as Managing Director of Casino Développement, was in charge of international development and real estate at Casino Group worldwide.

His responsibilities were covering the development of the local platforms and of international real estate assets with a total portfolio value of 4 bn€. During this period, Stéphane Tortajada was as a board member of the listed Thai Big C and a member of the Supervisory Board of DTC Finance. Stephane Tortajada is an engineering graduate from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and holds a cum laude master's degree in finance from Sciences Po Paris, he is a member of the French Society of Financial Analysts. Global Capital · · ·: Best borrowing team in France and Benelux 2011 Best investment grade corporate funding official 2013 Most impressive investment grade corporate issuer 2013 Most innovative investment grade corporate issuer 2013 Most impressive corporate hybrid issuer 2013 Best investment grade corporate funding official 2014 Most impressive investment grade corporate issuer 2014 Most innovative investment grade corporate issuer 2014 Most impressive corporate hybrid issuer 2014 Best SRI or Green Bond issuer 2014 Most Innovative Deal of the Year by a European Issuer 2016 Most innovative investment grade corporate borrower 2017 Most impressive investment grade corporate funding official 2017Euromoney ·: Global DCM deal of the year 2013 Best borrower - Utility 2013 Best borrower - Utility 2014IFR: Best European Investment Grade Corporate Bond 2013The Banker: Corporate Bond deal of the year 2014Mtn-i:</ref> Global Deal of the year 2016


Dil-e-Muztar is a 2013 Pakistani drama serial about the love triangle story of a young man and two women. The show was well received by the audience and was lauded for the lead performances, after it started airing on Hum TV from 23 February 2013. Directed by Shahzad Kashmiri and written by Aliya Bukhari, the cast includes Imran Abbas Naqvi, Sanam Jung and Sarwat Gilani in leading roles; the show was aired in the Middle East on channel MBC Bollywood and in India on Zindagi from 6 February 2015, under the title Dil-e-Nadaan. Sila who lives with her father and step-mother, loves her cousin Adeel. Sila is close to her aunt, disliked by her parents. Sila's rejects a proposal to marry her step-mother's nephew, she runs away from her house when her parents try to force her into a marriage. Adeel, brings Sila back home. Sila's father gets Sila married to Adeel the next day. Adeel and Sila start a new life. Adeel treats Sila cold heartedly. Sila gives birth to their son Affan. Adeel loses his job, struggles to find another.

Sila takes up the job in Ahmer's company to help Adeel. Zoya assures Sila that Sila doesn't have to worry. Instead she starts an affair with Adeel and Affan is left alone with Zoya's mother who doesn't bother to check on the crying child. Sila heads for home when she sees Zoya together, she rushes to home but Affan has died. Affan's death shatters Sila who leaves Adeel's house. Sila is back at her parents' house, living with her mother and is ready to accept and inherit her late father's wealth. Sila gives birth to a baby, she names him Afaan. Sila decides not to tell her only child about his real father. Five years Sila is now in charge of her late father's business and expands her business with the help of family friends, Nabeela and Ahmer, as well as the support of her mother. Meanwhile, Adeel proposes to Zoya. On the other hand and Zoya go through a rocky relationship with no children due to Zoya's fertility issues. Adeel's company is acquired by a new management, headed by Sila. Adeel meets Silas and asks for Affan's custody.

Meanwhile, Ahmer who hopes to marry Sila, prepares the divorce papers for Sila and Adeel's separation. Sila can't get herself to sign the divorce papers. Zoya apologizes to her. Zoya confesses that it was her who created a rift between Adeel. Zoya begs for forgiveness, she says she has wronged both Sila and Adeel and she can’t turn back the time. Ahmer and Afaan drive to the park together. Sila finds Adeel standing there. Adeel and Sila reconcile. Imran Abbas as Adeel, Male Lead protagonist. Sanam Jung as Sila Adeel, Female Lead protagonist Sarwat Gilani as Zoya,Main antagonist Saba Hameed as Sila's mother Shakeel as Ahmer's father Aijaz Aslam as Ahmer Ismat Zaidi as Adeel's mother Mohsin Gilani as Sila's father Rabia Noreen as Zoya's mother Shamim Hilaly as Sila's aunt Madiha Rizvi as Nabeela The theme song Dil e Muztar was composed by Waqar Ali and sung by Alycia Dias, it was written by Imdad Hussain Imdad. The lines of the song are used during the course of the show. Dil-e-Muztar on Facebook Official Website Hum TV's official Youtube Hum TV's official Dailymotion Hum TV's official Video channel

Arj Barker

Arjan Singh, known by the stage name Arj Barker, is an American comedian and actor from San Anselmo, California. He has toured in North America, New Zealand, Europe, he was born to an engineer father and artist mother, is half-Indian, half-European. His father is of Sikh heritage. Barker started his career in comedy after graduating from high school in 1989, his first gigs were at an old café called Caffe Nuvo in downtown San Anselmo where he hosted stand-up night every Sunday throughout the early 1990s. Barker appeared on Premium Blend in 1997, followed by appearances on the shows Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Glass House, he twice hosted Comedy Central Presents, first on 20 September 2000 and again on 31 March 2006. Barker was featured in Comedy Central's animated series Shorties Watchin' Shorties, he appeared on the Australian show Thank God You're Here on 18 October 2006, 19 September 2007 and 17 June 2009. Barker co-wrote and performed in The Marijuana-Logues, an Off-Broadway show in New York City, with Doug Benson and Tony Camin.

The title of the show was a parody of The Vagina Monologues. NBC gave Barker the lead role for sitcom Nearly Nirvana scheduled for 2004. However, Barker was replaced in the lead role by the show's creator, Ajay Sahgal, the show never aired. Barker appeared in the HBO sitcom Flight of the Conchords, playing Bret and Jemaine's indifferent friend Dave. Barker has enjoyed success in Australia for a number of years since first appearing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2000, presently resides there. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2019 he won Best Comedy Release for Organic. Barker has his own Flash series and Poopy, based on some of his stand-up material, that stars him and his cat, who talks by farting; the series is animated by Bernard Derriman, has been syndicated to AtomFilms. The episode "Unlucky in Love" won the Annecy International Animated Film Festival Internet Selection in 2006. "Experimentation" "Venetian Rowing Machine" "Philosopher" "Brutally Ambushed" "Long Distance Relationship" "Shpants" "Unlucky in Love" "Yoga" "Oh, Christmas tree" "Congo Windfall" "Poetreet" Barker was featured as a contestant on the first episode of the fifth season of Last Comic Standing, where he advanced to the Los Angeles semi-final round.

He failed to progress to the final 10 in the semi-final round. Official website Arj Barker on IMDb

Schizophreniform disorder

Schizophreniform disorder is a mental disorder diagnosed when symptoms of schizophrenia are present for a significant portion of the time at least a month, but signs of disturbance are not present for the full six months required for the diagnosis of schizophrenia. The symptoms of both disorders can include delusions, disorganized speech, disorganized or catatonic behavior, social withdrawal. While impairment in social, occupational, or academic functioning is required for the diagnosis of schizophrenia, in schizophreniform disorder an individual's level of functioning may or may not be affected. While the onset of schizophrenia is gradual over a number of months or years, the onset of schizophreniform disorder can be rapid. Like schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder is treated with antipsychotic medications the atypicals, along with a variety of social supports designed to reduce the social and emotional impact of the illness; the prognosis varies depending upon the nature and duration of the symptoms, but about two-thirds of individuals diagnosed with schizophreniform disorder go on to develop schizophrenia.

Schizophreniform disorder is a type of mental illness, characterized by psychosis and related to schizophrenia. Both schizophrenia and schizophreniform disorder, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, have the same symptoms and essential features except for two differences: the level of functional impairment and the duration of symptoms. Impairment in social, occupational, or academic functioning is present in schizophrenia near the time of first diagnosis, but such impairment may or may not be present in schizophreniform disorder. In schizophreniform disorder, the symptoms must last at least 1 month but not more than 6 months, while in schizophrenia the symptoms must be present for a minimum of 6 months; the exact cause of the disorder remains unknown, few studies have focused on the etiology of schizophreniform disorder. Like other psychotic disorders, a diathesis–stress model has been proposed, suggesting that some individuals have an underlying multifactorial genetic vulnerability to the disorder that can be triggered by certain environmental factors.

Schizophreniform disorder is more to occur in people with family members who have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. If the symptoms have persisted for at least one month, a provisional diagnosis of schizophreniform disorder can be made while waiting to see if recovery occurs. If the symptoms resolve within 6 months of onset, the provisional qualifier is removed from the diagnosis. However, if the symptoms persist for 6 months or more, the diagnosis of schizophreniform disorder must be revised; the diagnosis of brief psychotic disorder may be considered when the duration of symptoms is less than one month. The main symptoms of both schizophreniform disorder and schizophrenia may include: delusions, disorganized speech resulting from formal thought disorder, disorganized or catatonic behavior, negative symptoms, such as an inability to feel a range of emotions, an inability to experience pleasure, impaired or decreased speech, a lack of desire to form relationships, a lack of motivation. Various modalities of treatment, including pharmacotherapy and various other psychosocial and educational interventions, are used in the treatment of schizophreniform disorder.

Pharmacotherapy is the most used treatment modality as psychiatric medications can act to both reduce the severity of symptoms and shorten their duration. The medications used are the same as those used to treat schizophrenia, with an atypical antipsychotic as the usual drug of choice. Patients who do not respond to the initial atypical antipsychotic may benefit from being switched to another atypical antipsychotic, the addition of a mood stabilizer such as lithium or an anticonvulsant, or being switched to a typical antipsychotic. Treatment of schizophreniform disorder can occur in inpatient and partial hospitalization settings. In selecting the treatment setting, the primary aims are to minimize the psychosocial consequences for the patient and maintain the safety of the patient and others. While the need to stabilize the patient's symptoms always exists, consideration of the patient's severity of symptoms, family support, perceived likelihood of compliance with outpatient treatment can help determine if stabilization can occur in the outpatient setting.

Patients who receive inpatient treatment may benefit from a structured intermediate environment, such as a sub-acute unit, step-down unit, partial hospital, or day hospital, during the initial phases of returning to the community. As improvement progresses during treatment, help with coping skills, problem-solving techniques, psychoeducational approaches, occupational therapy and vocational assessments are very helpful for patients and their families. All types of individual psychotherapy are used in the treatment of schizophreniform disorder, except for insight-oriented therapies as patients have limited insight as a symptom of their illness. Since schizophreniform disorder has such rapid onset of severe symptoms, patients are sometimes in denial about their illness, which would limit the efficacy of insight-oriented therapies. Supportive forms of psychotherapy such as interpersonal psychotherapy, supportive psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy are well suited for the treatment of the disorder