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The Conjuring (song)

"The Conjuring" is a song by American thrash metal band Megadeth from their 1986 album Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?. Written by Dave Mustaine during a time when he dabbled in black magic, the song's lyrics have been described as referencing a Satanic ritual, according to Mustaine contain "instructions for hexes"; the song is one of several Megadeth songs referencing witchcraft, or black magic. Others include "Bad Omen" and "Good Mourning/Black Friday", most explicitly "Five Magics" from their 1990 album Rust in Peace, which directly mentions wizardry, sorcerery and magic. Since 2001 the song was not performed live by Megadeth, due to Mustaine's Christian religious beliefs being at odds with its subject matter. Several months before the 25th anniversary of the release of the album Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? in 2011, Mustaine reiterated his reluctance to perform the song. In 2016, after the band's drummer Chris Adler asked if they could "re-record with different lyrics", Mustaine admitted in an interview that he "wouldn't mind doing the song again", as long as "it didn't hurt anybody".

On June 12, 2018, Megadeth performed "The Conjuring" live for the first time in 17 years at the Home Monitoring Aréna in Plzeň, Czech Republic. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

DTU Diplom

DTU Diplom known as Copenhagen University College of Engineering, is the largest of its kind in Denmark. Since it was founded in 1881, the university college expanded its programmes and facilities, it is situated in attractive surroundings in Ballerup 15 km from the centre of Copenhagen and commands 42.000 m² of functional and beautiful buildings designed by PLH Architects. The Copenhagen University College of Engineering offers: Bachelor's degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Production engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, IT Engineering and Export Engineering; some of the programmes are taught in English. The programmes are fixed at 3½ years, including a six-month traineeship in a Danish or foreign company, except the programme in export engineering which takes 4½ years including a six-month traineeship in a Danish or foreign company; the university college offers bachelor-level post-graduate courses through the Department of Higher Education. The university college has an admission course for those who wish to attend engineering studies.

The course is an introduction to engineering aimed at those with vocational education. As per January 1, 2013, the Engineering College of Copenhagen merged with the Technical University of Denmark. After the merge, the facilities are now called DTU Diplom. Official website Copenhagen University College of Engineering Copenhagen University College of Engineering - pages in English

1914 in poetry

They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eyes and aglow, they were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. — The "Ode of Remembrance", an ode taken from Laurence Binyon's "For the Fallen", first published in The Times of London in September of this year. Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's literature. January 1 – The Egoist, a London literary magazine is founded by Dora Marsden, a successor to The New Freewoman. Yeats, Ezra Pound, Thomas Sturge Moore, Victor Plarr, Richard Aldington, F. S. Flint and Frederic Manning. John Masefield writes the poem "1914", the last he will produce before the peace. September – J. R. R. Tolkien writes a poem about Eärendil, the first appearance of his mythopoeic Middle-earth legendarium.

At this time Tolkien is an Oxford undergraduate staying at Gedling near Nottingham. September 22 – T. S. Eliot meets Ezra Pound for the first time, in London December – Wilhelm Apollinaris de Kostrowitzky, who writes under the pen name "Guillaume Apollinaire", enlists in the French Army to fight in World War I and becomes a French citizen after an August attempt at enlistment is rejected Jethmal Parsram and Lalchand Amardinomal Jagatiani found the Sindhi Sahita Society, a publishing house, in India William Wilfred Campbell, Sagas of Vaster Britain Katherine Hale, Grey Knitting Marian Osborne, Canadian poet published in the United Kingdom George A. MacKenzie, In that New World Which is the Old Laura E. McCulley, Mary Magdalene and Other Poems, 50 poems. According to the literary critic Harold Bloom, no Western writer since Sophocles has had such a late flowering of artistic genius. Christopher Brennan, Poems: 1913, Australia Prafulla Ranjan Das, The Mother and the Star. Yeats, Irish poet published in the United Kingdom Narasinghrao, Nupurjhankar Kattamanci Ramalinga Reddi, Kavitya Tattva Vicaramu, criticism Ramalinga Reddi / Kattamanci Ramalinga Reddi, Kavitya Tattva Vicaramu, book of criticism, called a "very controversial" and "scathing critique of traditional poetry" and a "pioneering work in modern Telugu criticism" Burra Seshagiri Rao, Vimarsa

FTA receiver

A free-to-air or FTA Receiver is a satellite television receiver designed to receive unencrypted broadcasts. Modern decoders are compliant with the MPEG-2/DVB-S and more the MPEG-4/DVB-S2 standard for digital television, while older FTA receivers relied on analog satellite transmissions which have declined in recent years. In some countries, it is common for mainstream broadcasters to broadcast their channels over satellite as FTA. Most notably, in the German-speaking countries, most of the main terrestrial broadcasters, such as ARD Das Erste and ZDF offer FTA satellite broadcasts, as do some of the more recent satellite rivals such as Sat.1 and RTL. The satellites on which these channels broadcast, at Astra's 19.2° ea position, are receivable throughout most of Europe. In the UK, all the original five terrestrial broadcasters, BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel 4, Five broadcast FTA on digital satellite in some form. FTA receivers are sold in the United States and Canada for the purpose of viewing unencrypted free-to-air satellite channels, the bulk of which are located on Galaxy 19.

There is a substantial amount of Christian-based programming available on several satellites over both North America and Europe, such as The God Channel, JCTV, EWTN, 3ABN. The PBS Satellite Service offers educational programming on Ku band DVB from the AMC-21 satellite; as there is no standard MPEG audio on many of these channels, the AC3-only feeds require a Dolby Digital-capable receiver. They are otherwise free. Channels include PBS-HD/PBS-X as well as various secondary programmes carried on digital subchannels of PBS terrestrial member stations; the main PBS New York feed is absent from the free-to-air version of the PBS satellite service to afford local terrestrial member stations a chance to broadcast material before it becomes available on PBS-X or PBS-HD. PBS-X feeds carried programmes a day than the main terrestrial PBS network. Many of these channels carried programming from major network television affiliates, although these are disappearing on Ku-band. Equity Broadcasting used one Ku band and one C-band satellite feed as a key part of its Equity C.

A. S. H. Centralcasting operation. Most were members of secondary terrestrial networks, including both US English- and Spanish-language broadcasters, content from satellite broadcasts fed over-the-air digital subchannels of terrestrial stations. Programming such as the Retro Television Network or Retro Jams had been provided at various times. Unencrypted Ku band satellite television was used temporarily in the aftermath of 2005's Hurricane Katrina as a means to feed NBC programming into New Orleans from the studios of an out-of-state broadcaster. Paradoxically, many Equity-owned local UHF stations obtained solid national satellite coverage despite small terrestrial LPTV footprints that covered their nominal home communities. In many cases, this brought smaller networks and Spanish-language broadcasting to communities which otherwise would have no free access to this content; as television market statistics for these stations from firms such as Nielsen Media Research are based on counting viewership within the footprint of the corresponding terrestrial signal, television ratings underestimated or failed to estimate the number of households receiving programming such as Univision from FTA satellite feeds.

The liquidation of Equity Broadcasting's station group in mid-2009 reduced the number of US terrestrial stations available from Ku band free-to-air satellite. Over-the-air digital TV signals do not reach far outside the city in which they are transmitted. FTA receivers can be used in rural locations as a reliable source of television without subscribing to cable or a major satellite provider. Terrestrial broadcasters use some of the nearly 30 North American satellites to transmit their feeds for internal purposes; these unencrypted feeds can be received by anyone with the proper decoder. Satellite signals are receivable well beyond the terrestrial station's coverage area. Enthusiasts use FTA receivers to watch the numerous wildfeeds that are present on many of those satellites. In theory, a viewer in Glendive, Montana could have received what little local CBS and NBC programming is available terrestrially, alongside a Ku band free-to-air dish for additional commercial networks and educational programming.

There is no assurance that any individual FTA broadcast will remain available or that those which do remain will continue broadcast in a compatible format - in this example, such a viewer would have lost ABC and Fox in mid-2009 due to Equity's bankruptcy. Free-To-Air receivers use the same technology standards as those used by pay-TV networks such as Echostar's Dish Network and BCE's Bell TV. FTA receivers, lack the smartcard readers or decryption modules designed for the reception of pay-TV programmi

Zainal Abidin Ahmad (politician)

Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad was a Malaysian politician. He was the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Hulu Selangor constituency in Selangor until his death in 2010, he was a member of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat party in the Pakatan Rakyat opposition coalition. Zainal Abidin was a member of the State Assembly of Selangor from 1990 for the UMNO party before being omitted from the ticket of the governing Barisan Nasional coalition for the 2004 election. From 1995 to 1999 he served on the Selangor Executive Council. Zainal Abidin switched to the opposition Keadilan party in 2005. In the 2008 election, Zainal won the federal seat of Hulu Selangor, unseating the incumbent Barisan Nasional member by a narrow margin of 198 votes. Zainal Abidin died on 25 March 2010 from brain cancer, triggering a by-election in Hulu Selangor, won by YB P. Kamalanathan of –, he is survived by his wife Datin Siti Zaharah Mohd Zin and four children