Tijs Michiel Verwest OON, better known by his stage name Tiësto, is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Breda. He was named "the Greatest DJ of All Time" by Mix magazine in a poll voted by the fans. In 2013, he was voted by DJ Mag readers as the "best DJ of the last 20 years", he is regarded as the "Godfather of EDM" by many sources. In 1997, he founded the label Black Hole Recordings with Arny Bink, where he released the Magik and In Search of Sunrise CD series. Tiësto met producer Dennis Waakop Reijers in 1998. From 1998 to 2000, Tiësto collaborated with Ferry Corsten under the name Gouryella, his 2000 remix of Delerium's "Silence" featuring Sarah McLachlan exposed him to more mainstream audiences. In 2001, he released his first solo album, In My Memory, which gave him several major hits that launched his career, he was voted World No. 1 DJ by DJ Magazine in its annual Top 100 DJs readership poll consecutively for three years from 2002 to 2004. Just after releasing his second studio album Just Be he performed live at the 2004 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Athens, the first DJ to play live on stage at an Olympics.

In April 2007 Tiësto launched his radio show Tiësto's Club Life on Radio 538 in the Netherlands and released his third studio album Elements of Life. The album reached number one on the Belgian album chart as well on Billboard Top Electronic Albums in the U. S. and received a nomination for a Grammy Award in 2008. Tiësto released his fourth studio album Kaleidoscope in October 2009, followed by A Town Called Paradise in June 2014, he won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his remixed version of John Legend's hit "All of Me" at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. In September 2019, Tiësto married model Annika Backes in a Utah desert. Tijs Michiel Verwest was born in Breda, Netherlands, on 17 January 1969, he began to cultivate his passion for music from age twelve. At age fourteen, he intensified his commitment to the art, began DJing professionally at school parties. Between 1985 and 1994, Tiësto began a residency at several clubs in the Netherlands at the behest of his manager.

At the Spock, a small club in Breda, he fine-tuned his own live style by performing from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. on weekends. In the beginning of his career as a DJ he played new beat and acid house. In 1994, he began releasing material on Noculan Records' sub-labels Coolman. During these years, he produced hardcore and gabber tracks under such aliases as Da Joker and DJ Limited. Tiësto was discovered by the general manager of Rotterdam-based Basic Beat Recordings. In late 1994, Tiësto signed to Basic Beat where he met Arny Bink, Tiësto released records on the sub-label Trashcan, founded by Arny, created the Guardian Angel sub-label with Arny in which they introduced the popular Forbidden Paradise series. From 1995–96 he released four extended plays on Bonzai Jumps and XTC, sub-labels of Lightning Records. In 1997, he joined his friend Yves Vandichel on his sub-label, DJ Yves, a division of the now defunct Human Resource label XSV Music. In the fall of 1997, Bink and Tiësto decided to leave Basic Beat and create their own parent label, Black Hole Recordings, Trashcan was discontinued and Guardian Angel continued releasing music until 2002.

Through Black Hole, Tiësto released the Magik series and created two major sub-labels. From 1998 to 1999, he released music on Planetary Consciousness where he met A&R Hardy Heller and invited him to release some records on Black Hole. In 1998, Tiësto joined forces with fellow Dutch deejay Ferry Corsten to create the trance based duo of Gouryella; the first Gouryella track called Gouryella, was released in May 1999 and became a huge hit scoring various chart positions around the world, including a top fifteen position in the UK Singles Chart. Tiësto showcased this track in Magik Three: Far from Earth as well as in his set at the first ID&T Innercity party, his first major breakthrough; the next single, entitled "Walhalla" made it on the charts worldwide, peaking at No. 27 in the UK Singles Chart. Released via Ferry's Tsunami, both singles went on to be certified Gold on record sales. During these years, Tiësto collaborated with Benno de Goeij of Rank 1 under the name Kamaya Painters. In November 1999, he released the first installment of the In Search of Sunrise series.

Since he performed monthly as a resident at Gatecrasher in Sheffield, played a 12-hour set, his longest, in Amsterdam. On 31 December 1999, he performed at Trance Energy 2000, a special party held by ID&T for the turn of the millennium. Together with Armin van Buuren, Tiësto created two projects in 2000. After the release of "Tenshi" in September 2000, Tiësto decided to concentrate on his solo work and left Ferry Corsten to take on the Gouryella project as his own. Through his first compilations and the "In Trance We Trust" series, he ended up introducing Armin van Buuren and Johan Gielen to the mainstream. Summerbreeze marked Tiësto's U. S. debut, a mix album that showcased his remix of Delerium's "Silence", which spent four weeks in the UK's Top Ten chart and reached number three in the Billboard dance chart. In Search of Sunrise 2 was released in November 2000. In 2001, Tiësto created a new sub-label, Magik Muzik, released his first solo album, In My Memory, which contained 5 major hits.


Yangbajain is a town 87 kilometers north-west of Lhasa, halfway to Damxung in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. The town lies just south of the Nyainqêntanglha Mountains, in an upland lush green valley surrounded by the tents of nomads with grazing yak and sheep populating the hillside, it is the site Yangpachen Monastery, the seat of the Shamarpas of Karma Kagyü and the Yangbajing International Cosmic Ray Observatory. The area is famous for the Yangbajain Geothermal Field, harnessed to produce electricity for the capital Lhasa. There is a thermoelectric power plant on the edge of the Yangbajain field covering 20–30 square kilometers; the power plant was established in 1977, was the first development of geothermal power not only in Tibet but in the whole of China. The Yangbajain hot springs field is at an altitude of 4,290 to 4,500 metres which makes it the highest altitude set of hot springs in China, the world; the highest temperature inside the drilling hole is 125.5°C. The Holy Medical Spring Resort has both two indoor swimming pools and one outdoor swimming pool, all filled with hot springs water.

Bathing is allowed at an altitude of 4200m AMSL making it the highest swimming pool in the world. The YBJ International Cosmic Ray Observatory is located in the Yangbajing valley of the Tibetan highland, a site chosen for its high altitude at 4300 meters above sea level. Collaborating institutes includes various Chinese and Japanese universities; the KOSMA 3-m submillimeter telescope has been relocated to a nearby site and renamed CCOSMA

28 cm SK L/50 gun

The 28 cm SK L/50 was a German naval gun, used in World War I and World War II. A naval gun, it was adapted for land service after World War I; the 28 cm SK L/50 gun weighed 41.5 tonnes, had an overall length of 14.15 meters and its bore length was 13.421 meters. Although called 28 centimeters, its actual caliber was 28.3 centimeters. It used the Krupp horizontal sliding-block, or "wedge", as it is sometimes referred to, breech design rather than the interrupted screw used used in heavy guns of other nations; this required that the propellant charge be loaded in a metal brass, case which provides obturation i.e. seals the breech to prevent escape of the expanding propellant gas. A C/37 Coastal Mounting was utilised for coastal guns. Battery Coronel at Borkum, Germany mounted four guns and Battery Grosser Kurfürst at Framzelle, France mounted four. List of naval guns Notes Citations Campbell, John. Naval Weapons of World War Two. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-87021-459-4. Gander, Terry. Weapons of the Third Reich: An Encyclopedic Survey of All Small Arms and Special Weapons of the German Land Forces 1939–1945.

New York: Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-15090-3. Hogg, Ian V.. German Artillery of World War Two. Mechanicsville, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 1-85367-480-X. Rolf, Rudi. Der Atlantikwall: Bauten der deutschen Küstenbefestigungen 1940–1945. Osnabrück: Biblio. ISBN 3-7648-2469-7. Rolf, Rudi. A Dictionary on Modern Fortification: An Illustrated Lexicon on European Fortification in the Period 1800–1945. Middleburg, Netherlands: PRAK. OCLC 902142295. SK L/50 at