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Tennessine is a synthetic chemical element with the symbol Ts and atomic number 117. It is the second-heaviest known element and the penultimate element of the 7th period of the periodic table; the discovery of tennessine was announced in Dubna, Russia, by a Russian–American collaboration in April 2010, which makes it the most discovered element as of 2020. One of its daughter isotopes was created directly in 2011 confirming the results of the experiment; the experiment itself was repeated by the same collaboration in 2012 and by a joint German–American team in May 2014. In December 2015, the Joint Working Party of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, which evaluates claims of discovery of new elements, recognized the element and assigned the priority to the Russian–American team. In June 2016, the IUPAC published a declaration stating that the discoverers had suggested the name tennessine after Tennessee, United States.

In November 2016, they adopted the name "tennessine". Tennessine may be located in the "island of stability", a concept that explains why some superheavy elements are more stable compared to an overall trend of decreasing stability for elements beyond bismuth on the periodic table; the synthesized tennessine atoms have lasted hundreds of milliseconds. In the periodic table, tennessine is expected to be a member of group 17, all other members of which are halogens; some of its properties may differ from those of the halogens due to relativistic effects. As a result, tennessine is expected to be a volatile metal that neither forms anions nor achieves high oxidation states. A few key properties, such as its melting and boiling points and its first ionization energy, are expected to follow the periodic trends of the halogens. In December 2004, the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research team in Dubna, Moscow Oblast, proposed a joint experiment with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, United States, to synthesize element 117—so-called for the 117 protons in its nucleus.

Their proposal involved fusing a berkelium target and a calcium beam, conducted via bombardment of the berkelium target with calcium nuclei: this would complete a set of experiments done at the JINR on the fusion of actinide targets with a calcium-48 beam, which had thus far produced the new elements 113–116 and 118. The ORNL—then the world's only producer of berkelium—could not provide the element, as they had temporarily ceased production, re-initiating it would be too costly. Plans to synthesize element 117 were suspended in favor of the confirmation of element 118, produced earlier in 2002 by bombarding a californium target with calcium; the required berkelium-249 is a by-product in californium-252 production, obtaining the required amount of berkelium was an more difficult task than obtaining that of californium, as well as costly: it would cost around 3.5 million dollars, the parties agreed to wait for a commercial order of californium production, from which berkelium could be extracted.

The JINR team sought to use berkelium because calcium-48, the isotope of calcium used in the beam, has 20 protons and 28 neutrons, making a neutron–proton ratio of 1.4. The second-lightest such nucleus, palladium-110, is much heavier. Thanks to the neutron excess, the resulting nuclei were expected to be heavier and closer to the sought-after island of stability. Of the aimed for 117 protons, calcium has 20, thus they needed to use berkelium, which has 97 protons in its nucleus. In February 2005, the leader of the JINR team—Yuri Oganessian—presented a colloquium at ORNL. In attendance were representatives of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, who had worked with JINR on the discovery of elements 113–116 and 118, Joseph Hamilton of Vanderbilt University, a collaborator of Oganessian. Hamilton checked if the ORNL high-flux reactor produced californium for a commercial order: the required berkelium could be obtained as a by-product, he learned that it did not and there was no expectation for such an order in the immediate future.

Hamilton kept making the checks once in a while. ORNL resumed californium production in spring 2008. Hamilton made a deal on subsequent extraction of berkelium. During a September 2008 symposium at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee celebrating his 50th year on the Physics faculty, he introduced Oganessian to James Roberto, they established a collaboration among JINR, ORNL, Vanderbilt. S. was soon invited to join. In November 2008, the U. S. Department of Energy, which had oversight over the reactor in Oak Ridge, allowed the scientific use of the extracted berkelium; the production lasted 250 days and ended in late December 2008, resulting in 22 milligrams of berkelium, enough to perform the experiment. In January 2009, the berkelium was removed from ORNL's High Flux Isotope Reactor, its half-life is only 330 days: after that time, half the berkelium produced would have decayed. Because of this, the berkelium target

Storefront Hitchcock

Storefront Hitchcock is the title of a soundtrack album by Robyn Hitchcock, released in support of a film of the same name, directed by Jonathan Demme. The film is an audience-eye view of its subject matter, singer-songwriter Hitchcock, standing inside a derelict shop window in New York, performing selections from his considerable back catalogue on acoustic guitar; the street scenes and passers by glimpsed through the glass act as a backdrop to the movie, which went on general release in 1998. Recorded by John Hanlon and David Hewitt on Remote Recording Services' Silver Truck The soundtrack CD features twelve songs, interspersed with several Hitchcock monologues, which are ad-libbed in front of the audience in the manner of his concert appearances. At times macabre, they are always witty and imaginative and form a substantial part of the artistic appeal of the set; the songs themselves include five not released in any form by Hitchcock, one of, an acoustic cover of Jimi Hendrix' "The Wind Cries Mary".

Hitchcock would make full studio recordings of a couple of others for subsequent albums, although "Let's Go Thundering" and "Where Do You Go When You Die" remain unavailable elsewhere. The CD captures Hitchcock in typical live mode, neatly encapsulates his solo act at that stage. Other titles from the film surfaced on the concurrent vinyl edition. All tracks composed by Robyn Hitchcock. Song" "I Am Not Me" "You and Oblivion" "Airscape" "Freeze" "Alright Yeah" "No, I Don't Remember Guildford" "1974" "Let's Go Thundering" "I'm Only You" "Glass Hotel" "I Something You" "The Yip! Song" "Freeze" "All Right Yeah" "Where Do You Go When You Die?" "The Wind Cries Mary" "No, I Don't Remember Guildford" "Beautiful Queen" Side One "1974" "Let's Go Thundering" "Filthy Bird" "Statue With a Walkman"Side Two "I'm Only You" "Glass Hotel" "I Something You" "The Yip! Song" "You and Oblivion"Side Three "Freeze" "Airscape" "Alright Yeah" "Where Do You Go When You Die?"Side Four "The Wind Cries Mary" "No, I Don't Remember Guildford" "Eerie Green Storm Lantern" "Beautiful Queen" Robyn Hitchcock - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica Tim Keegan - guitar, vocals Deni Bonet - violin "Official Robyn Hitchcock website".

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Bush (surname)

The surname Bush is an English surname, derived from either the Old English word "busc" or the Old Norse "buskr," both of which mean "bush," a shrub. Variations on the English spelling "Bush" include: Bushe, Boush, Busch, Buscher and Bysshe; the Bush family has held a family seat in Northern England. People with the surname Bush name include: Obadiah Newcomb Bush, father of James Smith Bush, father of Samuel P. Bush, father of Prescott Bush and financier George H. W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, First Lady Barbara Bush George W. Bush, 43rd president of the United States, First Lady Laura Bush Barbara Bush Jenna Bush Hager, TV reporter Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida 1999–2007, married to Columba Bush George P. Bush, real estate developer and investor, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office Noelle Lucila Bush John Ellis "Jebby" Bush, Jr. Neil Bush, former banker Lauren Bush, fashion model and designer Pierce Bush Marvin Bush, financier Dorothy Bush Koch Jonathan Bush and political fundraiser and his son: Billy Bush and television host William H. T. Bush and venture capitalist Alan Bush, English classical composer and pianist A. S. Bush, American politician Archie Bush, American professional baseball umpire Bryan Bush, English footballer Charles P. Bush, American politician from Michigan Chris Bush, multiple people Curtis Bush, American kickboxer Dave Bush, Major League Baseball pitcher Devin Bush Jr.

American football player Donie Bush, baseball player and manager of the early 20th century Duncan Bush, Welsh poet and dramatist Ethel Bush, British police officer awarded a George Medal Garnet Bush, baseball umpire Geoffrey Bush, English composer George Bush George Washington Bush, black pioneer settler of the Pacific Northwest, Oregon & Washington Grand L. Bush, American actor Irving T. Bush, American businessman James Bush, American actor Lt James Bush M. C. World War I flying ace Jason Eugene "Gunny" Bush, convicted to death for the murders of Raul and Brisenia Flores John Bush, multiple people Kate Bush, English musician Lesley Bush, Olympic diver Luis Bush, American Christian strategist-activist Marian Spore Bush, American artist and dentist Mary Bucci Bush, American novelist Matt Bush, multiple people Michael Bush, American football running back Norton Bush, American landscape painter Percy Bush, Welsh rugby union player Reggie Bush, American football player Robert Bush, multiple people Roger Bush, Australian Methodist minister and media personality Sam Bush, American musician Sarah Bush Lincoln, stepmother of Abraham Lincoln Sophia Bush, American actress Stan Bush, American singer Stephen J. Bush, Welsh actor Vannevar Bush, American scientist Wesley G. Bush, American business executive William Bush, multiple people Zhan Bush, Russian figure skater Busch

Artist 2.0

Artist 2.0 is the third studio album by American rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie. It was released on February 2020 by Highbridge and Atlantic Records, and contains features from Young Thug, Roddy Ricch, London on da Track, DaBaby, Trap Manny, Summer Walker and Lil Uzi Vert. Dubose first announced the album in December 2018 with an original February 2019 release date before being pushed back; the day before release, A Boogie revealed the cover art and track listing for the album on his Instagram page revealing features from Young Thug, Roddy Ricch, London on da Track, DaBaby, Trap Manny, Summer Walker and Lil Uzi Vert. On September 13, 2019, Dubose released the album's lead single "Mood Swings", it debuted at number 76 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was followed by "Reply", featuring Lil Uzi Vert, on November 15, it debuted and peaked at number 49 on the Hot 100. On January 31, 2020, Dubose released "King Of My City", debuting at number 69 on the Hot 100. On February 11, 2019, Dubose released a teaser trailer on his YouTube channel.

Artist 2.0 opened at number two on the US Billboard 200 with 119,000 album-equivalent units all of, from streaming units. It is A Boogie wit da Hoodie's third US top-10 album. Track listing adapted from Apple Music. Credits adapted from A Boogie's Instagram account

Reclaiming Patriotism

Reclaiming Patriotism: Nation-Building for Australian Progressives is a 2009 book by Tim Soutphommasane published by Cambridge University Press. It's the lead title of the Australian Encounters series which argues that the Australian left have misunderstood patriotism and should embrace it in order to re-engage with political discourse and ordinary Australians. In the introduction to his book, Soutphommasane argues that patriotism is important and relevant to the modern era for three reasons; the first is the challenge of solidarity, which refers to the need for Australian people to have a common unifying identity in an era of multiculturalism and diversity. Secondly, Soutphommasane says that progressives must avoid intellectual complacency about national discourses and instead engage in such conversations in order to explain how Australia is today and to challenge the Australian right's dominance in this area. Thirdly is the importance for the left of articulating a positive cultural vision of their own in order to become more influential and persuasive advocates of their cause.

The first chapter deals with how progressives in Australia have come to interpret all appeals to nationalism and Australianness as being ‘dog whistles’ to racist Australians who pick up the prejudiced undertones of such messages. According to Soutphommasane, Australian leftists are wrong to think this way because the majority of Australians love Australia, patriotism need not be racist or based on exclusion. Soutphommasane says that such effortless dismissals of patriotic sentiments hinder the left's ability to understand and connect with the broader Australian population. Chapter 2 explores whether left liberal values of universalism and compassion for all human beings are compatible with patriotism, which feels a higher level of connection with people of the same country. Soutphommasane argues that the left side of politics in Australia used to be patriotic, but that this declined in the 1960s and has given way to a suspicion of nationalistic feelings; the author concludes that there no necessary contradiction.

Soutphommasane writes that "A distinctive brand of egalitarianism, a robust democracy supported by an Anzac myth – these are the foundations of an Australian patriotism". He argues that progressive criticisms of Australia and its history are compatible with patriotism as a more sophisticated love of one's country involves acknowledging its faults as well as celebrating its virtues; this chapter firstly deals with how the Anzac tradition can be shared by new Australians, whose ancestors were neither Anzacs not Australians. According to Soutphommasane, "while I am unable to claim direct lineage back to Anzac, the whole legend can still resonate for me because I can relate to the mateship and the egalitarianism". Issues concerning the White Australia Policy and multiculturalism are explored. Soutphommasane advocates a ‘liberal middle ground on diversity’ which values expressions of cultural identity insofar as they contribute to individual autonomy or social cohesion; the rest of the chapter questions whether dual citizenship should be permissible, given that it would make some citizens out of convenience, rather than love of country.

This chapter deals with the concept of nation building, which Soutphommasane laments has become synonymous with infrastructure in political discourse. Soutphommasane praises Kevin Rudd's use of the term and outlines how progressive politics involves a more activist government which builds bridges, rails, high speed broadband and other public works, but to Soutphommasane, the concept of nation building extends beyond just infrastructure and involves civics and solidarity within a nation. An applied patriotism is required; this chapter deals with the debate of whether or not Australia should move from a monarchy to a republic. According to Soutphommasane, it is regrettable that both sides of the debate view the issue as being purely symbolic. Soutphommasane writes that: A republic denotes a political community rooted in the popular will of citizens and conducted for the common good. A monarchy, in its most literal sense, means'the rule of one'; those who belong to a community governed by a monarch are not citizens, but are subjects of a monarch who attains office by virtue of birthright.

The connection between a republic and patriotism should be clear. Monarchical government is in a basic sense antithetical to patriotic citizenship; the final chapter is a part summary part conclusion for the entire book. Soutphommasane observes that patriotism has increased in Australia in recent years, as events such as Australia Day in Sydney demonstrate. Soutphommasane argues that whilst patriotism has its dangers, "it is no different to other forms of loyalty or love", he opines that patriotism is necessary for a thriving nation, as serves to form bonds between people which promote progress and collective self-improvement. Soutphommasane writes that: People should be able to express national pride without being racist, while at the same time being able to criticise parts of the national story without being labelled un-Australian; the book concludes with a restating of the need for progressives to re-think patriotism as an instrument of progress. The book received high praise from Bob Carr, the Australian Literary Review, The Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

However, Crikey! Writer Guy Rundle described Reclaiming Patriotism as a "strange book" which reveals an "obsession with social control " and a desire to "legislate against the complex network of chauvinism and cultural privilege that makes up mu

First Baptist Church (Lexington, Virginia)

First Baptist Church known as Lexington African Baptist Church, is a historic Baptist church building in the city of Lexington, United States. It was built between 1894 and 1896, is a large brick church on a limestone basement in the Gothic Revival style, it has a front gable roof and lancet-arch stained glass windows, towers at its two front corners. The right hand tower has a spire; the interior consists of a barrel-vaulted auditorium with a gallery on turned posts and the basement has classroom and meeting spaces. First Baptist played a central role in the life of Lexington's African-American community, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. First Baptist Church Facebook page