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The Rising Tour

The Rising Tour was a lengthy, top-grossing concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band that took place in arenas and stadiums over 2002 and 2003. It followed the release of their 2002 album The Rising. Tour preparations began in late July and early August 2002 with closed and semi-open rehearsals, several public rehearsal shows, at Asbury Park, New Jersey's Convention Hall, as well as a advertised early morning promotional appearance there on NBC's The Today Show, he appeared on Late Night with David Letterman on CBS, NBC's Saturday Night Live, Nightline on ABC. His Nightline interview was one of the most revealing of his career. A private person, Springsteen agreed to all of these appearances as part of the biggest promotional effort of his career for the tour and its album; the first leg of the tour formally began on August 7, 2002 with an opening show in Springsteen's home floor of Continental Airlines Arena in New Jersey. This commenced what Springsteen's management called their "Barnstorming", playing 46 arena shows in 46 different cities in North America and Western Europe through the end of the year, ending on December 17 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

The idea was to maximize the publicity effect of the tour for aiding sales of the heavily promoted new album by visiting as many markets as possible. The attendant publicity would only be increased if tickets were hard to come by, the case in Springsteen hot spots which were accustomed to multiple-night stands; the strategy appeared to succeed, as The Rising did well commercially and became Springsteen's best-selling album of new material in 15 years. After a break of more than two months in winter, the second leg of the tour began on February 28, 2003 with 7 more one-night stands in the United States; the band travelled to Australia and New Zealand in March for five shows down under. They quickly returned to North America for 6 more barnstorming shows in April in Canada. After a three-week break, barnstorming was over and the promised third leg of multiple-show stands was on; the tour went back to Western Europe, this time satisfying much pent-up demand by playing 24 shows in May and June, all in stadiums, with multiple dates in cities where necessary.

These dates ended in Stadio San Siro in Milan. Shows in Europe were hugely successful, for example in Scandinavia, shows in Finland, Sweden and Denmark sold out in a record two hours. Now it was time for North America to get the same treatment. From mid-July through early October, the band played 33 dates in stadiums composed of multiple-night stands along the Eastern Seaboard where Springsteen was most popular, starting with what would become 10 shows in New Jersey's Giants Stadium; these were Springsteen's first full appearances in United States stadiums since the 1985 leg of his Born in the U. S. A. Tour, included visits to icons such as Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium; the Rising Tour concluded on October 4, 2003 at Shea Stadium in New York City. In all, the tour played 120 shows in 82 cities over a span of 14 months. Not songs from The Rising played a key role in the structure of the tour's shows. Concerts began with "The Rising" followed by "Lonesome Day", both songs about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

New E Streeter Soozie Tyrell's violin played a prominent role in establishing the texture of these numbers, as it would throughout the concert. Two more September 11 songs, "Empty Sky" and "You're Missing" appeared soon after, to continue the mood. Seven or eight songs into the show, "Waitin' on a Sunny Day" provided the first buoyant, happy moments. Springsteen's first-ever use of recorded backing music took place on the mid-show "Worlds Apart", where Middle Eastern vocals were applied; the role of elongated band introductions song for this tour was taken by "Mary's Place", which usually included interpolations of R&B classics. The main set closer was a final September 11 number, "Into the Fire", which relevant to the new album's themes emphasized togetherness and praise for sacrifice rather than the pure exuberance of previous tours' closers such as "Rosalita" and "Light of Day". For the rest of the main set, a mixture of songs from throughout Springsteen's catalog would emerge. Set lists were unusually static during the barnstorming, but loosened up.

One consistent mid-show mainstay was "Badlands", which never failed to bring audiences to their feet. The next-to-last spot in the main set was reserved for Springsteen playing a heretofore unusual solo piano spot, running through an old classic such as "For You" or "Incident on 57th Street". First encores of shows were fun and upbeat, featuring the return after a long absence of Springsteen's biggest hit single, "Dancing in the Dark", mindless numbers such as "Ramrod", concluding with his signature song, "Born to Run". Second encores were more thematic, centered around "My City of Ruins", the return of the full band version of "Born in the U. S. A.", the benedictory "Land of Hope and Dreams". Some of the second leg shows took place during the run-up to, March 20, 2003 star

Halichoeres scapularis

Halichoeres scapularis called the Zigzag wrasse, is a fish species in the wrasse family native from the Indo-West Pacific. The zigzag wrasse is a small fish, it has a elongate body with a terminal mouth. Its coloration pattern varies depending on the maturity stages; as a juvenile and a female, the zigzag wrasse has a pearly white background coloration with a black or yellow or black and yellow stripe zigzagging along the lateral line. As a mature male, the body coloration is elaborated; the inferior side of the lateral line is pearly with pinkish reflection. The black or yellow line tend to disappear with age or it can be reduced to a short dash; the superior part is greenish with pink accents until the base of the dorsal fin. The base of the dorsal fin is highlighted by a bright yellow line. Superimposed over this yellow line a blue line, a yellow one, green one and a fin pinkish one; the iris of the eye is orange. The zigzag wrasse is widespread throughout the tropical and subtropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific, from the eastern coast of Africa, Red Sea included, to the Philippines and from New Caledonia to south Japan.

The zigzag wrasse appreciates mixed areas of top reef in shallow water down to 20 meters depth. The zigzag wrasse can live in small group but is solitary and aggressive towards members of its own species. Like most wrasse, the chain-lined wrasse is a protogynous hermaphrodite, i.e. individuals start life as females with the capability of turning male on. The species is targeted but not thought to be threatened by the aquarium trade, it is listed as Least Concern on the UICN. Photos of Halichoeres scapularis on Sealife Collection

Grenada United Labour Party

The Grenada United Labour Party is a political party in Grenada. The party was founded by Eric Gairy in 1950, it was the only party to contest the first elections held under universal suffrage in 1951, won six of the eight seats. The 1954 elections saw the same outcome. In the 1957 elections it lost four seats, whilst two other parties, the Grenada National Party and the People's Democratic Movement won two seats, with the GNP's leader Herbert Blaize becoming leader of the island; the party regained power after winning eight of the ten seats in the 1961 elections. It lost the 1962 elections before returning to power in the 1967 elections; the party remained in power following the 1972 elections, but Gairy's government became authoritarian, with his secret police threatening the opposition. Following the 1976 elections, which were branded fraudulent by international observers, Gairy was overthrown in a coup in 1979. After democracy was restored, GULP won only a single seat in the 1984 elections and has since remained in opposition.

It formed an alliance with United Labour for the 1999 elections, in which it lost parliamentary representation for the first time since 1951. However, it regained a seat when Michael Baptiste of the ruling New National Party defected to GULP in June 2000. Gloria Payne Banfield was elected as GULP leader in February 2003, becoming Grenada's first female party leader. In the general elections the party again failed to win a seat. For the 2008 elections it formed an alliance with the People's Labour Movement named the Labour Platform; the alliance fielded 11 candidates for the 15 seats, but received only 478 votes and no seats

Arianna (film)

Arianna is a 2015 independent coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Carlo Lavagna. It was entered into the competition at the Venice Days section at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, was awarded for Best Italian Discover and Best New Actress. For this film Lavagna was nominated for David di Donatello for Best New Director. Now considered a woman, Arriana has an academic life. There remains one thing missing from her life as a woman: her period. Scrutinizing her sexual development, or lack thereof, is a daily task until the summertime when she meets Martino; the summer spent at the lake with her family is used as a time for shenanigans with friends and delving deeper into the study of her body's sexuality, psychological state, genitalia. Ondina Quadri as Arianna Massimo Popolizio as Marcello Valentina Carnelutti as Adele Corrado Sassi as Arduino Blu Yoshimi as Celeste Eduardo Valdarnini as Martino List of Italian films of 2015 Official website Arianna on IMDb

The Herald (Glasgow)

The Herald is a Scottish broadsheet newspaper founded in 1783. The Herald is the longest running national newspaper in the world and is the eighth oldest daily paper in the world; the title was simplified from The Glasgow Herald in 1992. Following the closure of the Sunday Herald, the Herald on Sunday was launched as a Sunday edition on 9 September 2018; the newspaper was founded by an Edinburgh-born printer called John Mennons in January 1783 as a weekly publication called the Glasgow Advertiser. Mennons' first edition had a global scoop: news of the treaties of Versailles, reached Mennons via the Lord Provost of Glasgow just as he was putting the paper together. War had ended with the American colonies, he revealed; the Herald, therefore, is as old as the United States give or take an hour or two. The story was, only carried on the back page. Mennons, using the larger of two fonts available to him, put it in the space reserved for late news. In 1802, Mennons sold the newspaper to Benjamin Mathie and Dr James McNayr, former owner of the Glasgow Courier, which.

Along with the Mercury, was one of two papers Mennons had come to Glasgow to challenge. Mennons' son Thomas retained an interest in the company; the new owners changed the name to The Herald and Advertiser and Commercial Chronicle in 1803. In 1805 the name changed again, this time to The Glasgow Herald when Thomas Mennons severed his ties to the paper. From 1836 to 1964, The Glasgow Herald was owned by George Outram & Co. becoming the first daily newspaper in Scotland in 1858. The company took its name from the paper's editor of 19 years, George Outram, an Edinburgh advocate best known in Glasgow for composing light verse. Outram was an early Scottish nationalist, a member of the National Association for the Vindication of Scottish Rights; the Glasgow Herald, under Outram, argued that the promised privileges of the Treaty of Union had failed to materialise and demanded that, for example, that the heir to the British throne be called "Prince Royal of Scotland". "Any man calling himself a Scotsman should enrol in the National Association," said The Herald.

In 1895, the publication moved to a building in Mitchell Street designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, which now houses the architecture centre, The Lighthouse. In 1980, the publication moved to offices in Albion Street in Glasgow into the former Scottish Daily Express building, it is now based at in a purpose-built building in Glasgow. One of the most traumatic episodes in the history of The Glasgow Herald was the battle for control and ownership of the paper in 1964. Millionaires Hugh Fraser and Roy Thomson, whose newspaper empire included The Glasgow Herald's archrival, The Scotsman, fought for control of the title for 52 days. Sir Hugh Fraser was to win; the paper's editor James Holburn was a "disapproving onlooker". The Labour Party condemned the battle as "big business at its worst"; the newspaper changed its name to The Herald on 3 February 1992, dropping Glasgow from its title, but not its masthead. That same year the title was bought by Caledonia Newspaper Glasgow. In 1996 was purchased by Scottish Television.

As of 2013, the newspaper along with its related publications, the Evening Times and Sunday Herald, were owned by the Newsquest media group. Graeme Smith assumed editorship of The Herald in January 2017, replacing Magnus Llewellin, who had held the post since 2013. Notable past editors include: John Mennons, 1782; the Herald's main political commentator is Iain Macwhirter, who writes twice a week for the paper and, broadly supportive of independence. Columnist and political pundit David Torrance, however, is more sceptical about the need for – and prospect of – a new Scottish state. Other prominent columnists include Alison Rowat, who covers everything from cinema to international statecraft. Foreign editor David Pratt and business editor Ian McConnell, both multi-award-winning journalists, provide analysis of their fields every Friday. Edited by Ken Smith, the column has been spun off in to a popular series of books since the 1980s; the Herald Diary used to be edited by writer Tom Shields. Sean Connery once said: "First thing each morning I turn to The Herald on my computer – first for its witty Diary, which helps keep my Scots sense of humour in tune."

It is printed at Carmyle, just south east of Glasgow. The paper is published Monday to Saturday in Glasgow and as of 2017 it had an audited circulation of 28,900; the Herald's website is protected by a paywall. It is part of the Newsquest Scotland stable of sites; the Herald in every edition declares. However, the newspaper backed a'No' vote in the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence; the accompanying headline stated, "The Herald's view: we back staying within UK, but only if there's more far-reaching further devolution." List of newspapers in Scotland Griffiths, Dennis, ed.. The Encyclopedia of the British Press, 1422–1992. London and Basingstoke: Macmillan. Phillips, Alastair. Glasgow's Herald: Two Hundred Years of a Newspaper 1783–1983. Glasgow: Richard Drew Publishing. ISBN 0-86267-008-X. Reid, Harry. Deadline: The Story of the Scottish Press. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew Press. ISBN 978-0-7152-0836-6. Official website Google news archive of The Glasgow Herald

Minorities at Risk

Minorities At Risk is a university-based research project that monitors and analyzes the status and conflicts of 283 politically-active communal groups in many countries throughout the world from 1945 to 2006. Those minorities included have been deemed politically significant, meaning that the group collectively suffers or benefits from systematic discriminatory treatment at the hands of other societal groups and the group is the foundation of political mobilization and collective action in defense or promotion of self-defined interests. MAR seeks to identify where the groups are located, what they do, what happens to them; the project is designed to provide information in a standardized format that aids comparative research and contributes to the understanding of conflicts involving relevant groups. The MAR project was initiated by Ted Robert Gurr in 1986 and has been based at the University of Maryland's Center for International Development and Conflict Management since 1988; the dataset does not include all minority groups across the world.

There are specific requirements. Below are the seven database rules that must be met: They include groups only in countries with a population greater than 500,000. For example, the Kurds are profiled separately in Turkey and Iran. For example, all Hispanics in the U. S. are profiled as a single group because they are regarded and treated by Anglo-Americans as one collectivity. MAR groups are categorized into six groups which refer to the populations’ past and current struggles on the basis of racial/historical/ethnical variances from the majority population of their country. 1. Ethnonationalist: regionally concentrated peoples with a history of organized political autonomy with their own state, traditional ruler, or regional government who have supported political movements for autonomy at some time since 1945. 2. Indigenous: conquered descendants of earlier inhabitants of a region who live in conformity with traditional social and cultural customs that are distinct from those of dominant groups.

3. Ethnoclass: ethnically or culturally distinct descended from slaves or immigrants, most of whom occupy a distinct social and economic stratum or niche. 4. Communal Contender: culturally distinct peoples, tribes, or clans in heterogeneous societies who hold or seek a share in state power. -Disadvantaged: subject to some degree of political, economic, or cultural discrimination but lack offsetting advantages -Advantaged: those with political advantage over other groups in their society -Dominant: those with a preponderance of both political and economic power 5. Religious Sect: communal groups that differ from others principally in their religious beliefs and related cultural practices, whose political status and activities are centered on the defense of their beliefs. 6. National Minority: segments of a trans-state people with a history of organized political autonomy whose kindred control of an adjacent state, but who constitute a minority in the state in which they reside. There are five phases completed thus far for the dataset.

Phase I covered 227 communal groups, which met the criteria for classification as a minority at risk for the years 1945–90. Available is the Minorities at Risk Organizational Behavior which began in 2005 with the purpose of answering fundamental questions focusing on the identification of those factors that motivate some members of ethnic minorities to become radicalized, to form activist organizations, to move from conventional means of politics and protest into violence and terrorism; the data is coded by-hand by undergraduate and graduate students under the direct supervision of directors. The information is culled from a variety of sources. Coders rely upon multiple sources for each code assigned as as possible. Variables are broken down into four categories: Group Characteristics, Group Status, External Support, Group Conflict Behavior. For all of the phases, there are a varying number of variables for. Phase V includes 282 groups. There are codebooks for every phase of recorded data; the variables range from descriptive traits referring to their population and location in the world, to their active protests and rebellions, to the discriminatory practices that affect them.

The data allows viewers to see trends by country, or conflict. Such an analysis can be done at both the group and country level. For example, here are the calculated means for three variables, including rebellion and political discrimination, for African Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians within the United States; the m