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The Beatles (album)

The Beatles known as the White Album, is the ninth studio album and only double album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 22 November 1968. Its plain white sleeve has no graphics or text other than the band's name embossed, intended as a direct contrast to the vivid cover artwork of the band's previous LP Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; the Beatles is recognised for its fragmentary style and diverse range of genres, including folk, British blues, music hall and the avant-garde. It has since been viewed by some critics as a postmodern work, as well as among the greatest albums of all time. Most of the songs on the album were written during March and April 1968 at a Transcendental Meditation course in Rishikesh, India. There, the only western instrument available to the band was the acoustic guitar; the production aesthetic ensured that the album's sound was scaled-down and less reliant on studio innovation, relative to all their releases since 1966's Revolver. The Beatles broke with the band's recent tradition of incorporating several musical styles in one song by keeping each piece of music faithful to a select genre.

At the end of May 1968, the Beatles returned to EMI Studios in London to commence recording sessions that lasted through to mid-October. During these sessions, arguments broke out among the foursome over creative differences and John Lennon's new partner, Yoko Ono, whose constant presence subverted the Beatles' policy regarding wives and girlfriends in the studio. After a series of problems, including producer George Martin taking a sudden leave of absence and engineer Geoff Emerick quitting, Ringo Starr left the band in August; the same tensions led to the band's break-up. Upon release, The Beatles received favourable reviews from the majority of music critics. Nonetheless, The Beatles topped record charts in the United States. Although no singles were issued in either territories, the songs "Hey Jude" and "Revolution" originated from the same recording sessions and were issued on a single in August 1968. By 1968, the Beatles had achieved critical success; the group's mid-1967 release, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, was number one in the UK for 27 weeks, through to the start of February 1968, having sold 250,000 copies in the first week after release.

Time magazine declared that Sgt. Pepper constituted a "historic departure in the progress of music – any music", while the American writer Timothy Leary wrote that the band were "the wisest, most effective avatars that the human race has produced"; the band received a negative critical response to their television film Magical Mystery Tour, which aired in Britain in December 1967, but fan reaction was positive. Most of the songs for The Beatles were written during a Transcendental Meditation course with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh, between February and April 1968; the retreat involved long periods of meditation, conceived by the band as a spiritual respite from all worldly endeavours – a chance, in John Lennon's words, to "get away from everything". Lennon and Paul McCartney re-engaged themselves in songwriting meeting "clandestinely in the afternoons in each other's rooms" to review their new work. "Regardless of what I was supposed to be doing," Lennon recalled, "I did write some of my best songs there."

Author Ian MacDonald said Sgt Pepper was "shaped by LSD", but the Beatles took no drugs with them to India aside from marijuana, their clear minds helped the group with their songwriting. The stay in Rishikesh proved fruitful for George Harrison as a songwriter, coinciding with his re-engagement with the guitar after two years studying the sitar; the musicologist Walter Everett likens Harrison's development as a composer in 1968 to that of Lennon and McCartney five years before, although he notes that Harrison became "privately prolific", given his customary junior status in the group. The Beatles left Rishikesh before the end of the course. Ringo Starr was the first to leave, less than two weeks as he said he could not stand the food. Lennon left Rishikesh because he felt betrayed after hearing rumours that the Maharishi had behaved inappropriately towards women who accompanied the Beatles to India. McCartney and Harrison discovered the rumours to be untrue and Lennon's wife Cynthia reported there was "not a shred of evidence or justification".

Collectively, the group wrote around 40 new compositions in Rishikesh, 26 of which would be recorded in rough form at Kinfauns, Harrison's home in Esher, in May 1968. Lennon wrote the bulk of the new material. Lennon and McCartney brought home-recorded demos to the session, worked on them together; some home demos and group sessions at Kinfauns were released on the 1996 compilation Anthology 3. The Beatles was recorded between 30 May and 14 October 1968 at Abbey Road Studios in London, with some sessions at Trident Studios, their times at Rishikesh were soon forgotten in the tense atmosphere of the studio, with sessions occurring at irregular hours. The group's self-belief that they could do anything led to the formation of a new multimedia business corporation Apple Corps, an enterprise that drained the group financially with a series of unsuccessful projects; the group block-booked time at Abbey Road through


KCVR is a radio station broadcasting a Regional Mexican format. Licensed to Lodi, United States, it serves the Stockton/Modesto area; the station is owned by Entravision Communications. On September 16, 1948, the Federal Communications Commission authorized KCVR to increase its power from 250 watts to 1,000 watts; the station was licensed to Central Valley Radio Company. In the 1960s, KCVR adopted a format, in the Spanish language. Jose Tapia was the station's only Spanish personality from 1955 until 1963, when the station expanded from Spanish-only on Sundays to Spanish on weekdays. In 1966, Spanish language personalities on KCVR included Tapia, Augie Soto, Alex Vasquez, Carlos Montano, Tony Zuniga (who hosted "Atarceder Musical" and Tina Rodriguez. In 1995, KMIX became KCDR and began simulcasting KCVR. On June 3, 2015 KCVR changed their format to Spanish CHR, simulcasting KCVR-FM 98.9 MHz licensed to Columbia, California. FCC History Cards for KCVR Query the FCC's AM station database for KCVR Radio-Locator Information on KCVR Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KCVR

Chiang Khan District

Chiang Khan is a district in the northern part of Loei Province, northeastern Thailand. Neighboring districts are: Pak Chom, Mueang Loei, Tha Li of Loei Province. To the northwest are the Xaignabouli and Vientiane Provinces of Laos; the important water resources are the Mekong and Loei Rivers. Chiang Khan was founded in the late-19th century when Lao villagers crossed the Mekong after the French colonised Laos. More migrants arrived from Vietnam and China. Chiang Khan became a trading hub due to its location on the river. People on both sides of the rivers exchanged goods and language. Trading stopped in 1975 when the communist Pathet Lao seized power from the Lao government and cut economic ties to Thailand. Chiang Khan languished; the district is divided into eight sub-districts. There are two townships, Chiang Khan and Khao Kaeo, each covering parts of tambons of the same names. There are a further seven tambon administrative organizations. Fishing the Mekong River was Chiang Khan's biggest earner.

Declining catches have ruined that. As as ten years ago, 100 families derived their income from fishing. Today that number has declined to 40 families. Chiang Khan has now been discovered by tourists; some 650,000 persons and foreign, visit the village every year. Chiang Khan was referenced in 2018–19 TV drama's Channel 7 HD Nai Keun Nao Sang Dao Yung Oun as a backdrop for the story. Chiangkhan

Jeremy Munson

Jeremy Munson is an American politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 23B in southern Minnesota. Munson grew up in Minnesota, he attended the University of Minnesota. He lived in New York for a year working in the financial sector before moving back to Lake Crystal, Minnesota in 2003, he married his wife, Kallie Eberhart Munson, of Madelia, MN, in 2004. Munson was chair of the Blue Earth County Republicans for two years before becoming chair of the Minnesota First Congressional District Republicans in 2017. Munson is a self employed business consultant in regulatory compliance, he started the Minnesota Hops Company in 2013, which specializes in growing hops for Minnesota's craft brewing industry. Munson was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in a 2018 special election, succeeding Republican incumbent Tony Cornish, who after facing sexual harassment and assault allegations from multiple women who worked as staffers and lobbyists, signed a settlement agreement with one of the women and resigned from office.

In December 2018, along with three other House members, formed a separate'New House Republican Caucus' out of dissatisfaction with the House minority leadership. 2018 Race for Minnesota House of Representatives — District 23B Jeremy Munson 60% Jim Grabowska, 39.8% Write-in, 0.1% 2018 Race for Minnesota House of Representatives — District 23B Special Election Jeremy Munson 59.7% Melissa Wagner, 40.3% Munson and his wife, Kallie Eberhart Munson, have resided on their farm outside Lake Crystal, Minnesota since 2003. They have two daughters. Who attend school in Lake Crystal, Minnesota. Jeremy Munson at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present Official House of Representatives website Official campaign website

Yar Mohammed (Karzai)

Haji Yar Mohammed was a second cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, killed during a night raid by United States special forces on March 10, 2011. He is from the same village as the President, his killing came shortly after Karzai had demanded the US stop using the technique of night raids due to the unacceptable level of deaths of innocent civilians. NATO spokesman claimed the dead man was the father of a suspected of being a Taliban leader, shot because he was holding an AK47. NATO spokesmen were to acknowledge confusion, having multiple incompatible reports of what happened. Was accidentally killed. According to Jon Boone, writing in The Guardian, another of Preside Karzai's brothers, Mahmoud Karzai had speculated that the failed raid had been due to a false denunciation from disgruntled elements of the President's own clan. Mahmoud Karzai said that Yar Mohammed Karzai had killed a cousin thirty years earlier, during the time of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, he was concerned that man's relatives were angry enough to employ a false denunciation to credulous American intelligence officials in order to get even.

He said Yar Mohammed's son Waheed had been shot, as part of the feud, in October 2009. Both NATO and President Karzai's office said they would initiate inquiries into what happened

List of urban tram networks in Germany

This is a list of town tramway systems in Germany by Land. It includes all tram systems and present. Cities with operating systems, those systems themselves, are indicated in bold and blue background colored rows; those tram systems that operated on other than standard gauge track are indicated in the'Notes' column. Ruhrgebiet towns in geographic order, west to east: Bezirksregierung Düsseldorf and Bezirksregierung Arnsberg towns not tabulated above, in geographic order, west to east: Note for Rheydt: Amalgamated with Mönchengladbach from 29 July 1929 to 31 July 1933, again from 1 January 1975. Note for Mettmann: Line extended Düsseldorf – Mettmann – Wülfrath – Tönisheide, Mettmann – Wieden. Separate undertaking to 1 April 1937. Note for Wuppertal: Town tramway system ranked as fifth-largest in Germany, with peak system length of 175 kilometres, c.1948. Bezirksregierung Köln towns in geographic order, north to south: Light railway operating under tramway concession: Trams in Germany List of town tramway systems in Europe List of tram and light rail transit systems List of metro systems List of trolleybus systems in Germany Sources and external links: Books and External Links