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Rinaldo del Mel

Rinaldo del Mel was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance active in Italy, a member of the Roman School of composition. He studied with Palestrina, was a skilled and prolific composer of cyclic madrigals of the type popular in Rome. Mel was born in Mechelen to an aristocratic family connected to the Duchy of Lorraine. In 1562, at the probable age of eight, he began study at the Cathedral of St. Rombaut, with Séverin Cornet being his principal teacher. In 1572, after finishing his schooling, he was sent to Lisbon by his family, where he may have served as maestro di cappella at the court. By 1580 he was in Rome studying with Palestrina. Records indicate he was at Chieti in 1583, in January 1584 in Venice. Between 1585 and 1591 Mel traveled returning to Flanders, including Liège and Antwerp, he served as maestro di cappella for the Duke of Bavaria in Liège, for at least a few months beginning in July 1587. He visited Venice, Magliano Capo di Sabina, Aquila during the years 1585 to 1591 as well.

Between 1591 and 1597 he was music director at the cathedral and seminary in Magliano Capo di Sabina. He disappears from the record after 1597, but a book of newly composed chansons by him, published in Antwerp that year, has suggested that he may have again returned to the land of his birth. All of Rinaldo del Mel's surviving music is vocal, it is both sacred and secular, he was a prolific composer, wrote both motets and madrigals, as well as some forms that blended elements of the sacred and secular, such as a collection of "spiritual canzonets". His style shows the craftsmanship of an exceptional Netherlandish musical training, as well as the influence of Palestrina, his teacher, as claimed by Baini. Mel's sacred music, as would be expected of a composer of the Roman School, is more conservative stylistically than his secular music. Since his music is yet to appear in a modern edition it has not been evaluated by scholars. Mel wrote several sets of cyclic madrigals, i.e. sets of madrigals which set successive stanzas of a long poem.

Setting cyclic madrigals was a hallmark of Roman School composers. Mel's settings show some progressive tendencies, such as an increasing melodic emphasis on the uppermost part, a feature which foreshadowed the polarization of soprano and bass parts, a feature of the Baroque style several decades later. In addition, in his secular music he employs harmonic progressions with root motions in fifths, another feature of the Baroque style to follow. Another stylistic aspect of his madrigals is the prominent use of textural contrast, with chordal, syllabic passages alternating with passages in running thirds or sixths, or brief imitative sections. Long sections of purely contrapuntal writing are absent from his secular music, although, as in Palestrina, smooth counterpoint is the primary textural language of his sacred music. Myers, Patricia Ann. L. Macy. Rinaldo del Mel. Grove Music Online. Retrieved 29 October 2010. Gustave Reese, Music in the Renaissance. New York, W. W. Norton & Co. 1954. ISBN 0-393-09530-4 Free scores by Rinaldo del Mel at the International Music Score Library Project Free scores by Rinaldo del Mel in the Choral Public Domain Library

Fifth Avenue Mile

The Fifth Avenue Mile is an annual 1 mile road race on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The race heads twenty blocks south to 60th Street. First held on September 26, 1981, the race is organized by New York Road Runners and has attracted big-name sponsors including United Airlines and New Balance; the competition attracts world-class runners, who compete in special heats after the regular age division heats. The Fifth Avenue Mile has inspired similar events in the same mould, including the Anlene Orchard Mile in Singapore; the record performances of the race are Sydney Maree's victory at the inaugural race in 3:47.52, Jennifer Simpson's time of 4:16.2 set in 2019. Jennifer Simpson of the United States has been the most successful athlete at the competition, having won 8 races; the winners at the most recent edition in 2019 were New Zealander Nick Willis and American Jennifer Simpson. Key: Course record New York City Marathon New York City Half Marathon General Turner, Chris. Fifth Avenue Mile races back into the headlines.

IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-09-27. Specific New York Road Runners website Winners of the Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile at Historical Fifth Avenue Mile articles from New York Times

Warboys Town F.C.

Warboys Town Football Club is an English football club based in Warboys, near Ramsey in Cambridgeshire. The club are members of the Peterborough & District League Division Two and play at Forge Way; the club were established in 1885 and played in local leagues before joining the Huntingdonshire League. In 1926 they moved up to the District League. In 1926–27 they won the Huntingdonshire Senior Cup, a feat repeated in 1928–29, 1931–32 and 1932–33. In 1946 -- 47 the club dropped back into the Huntingdonshire League. In 1950 they joined Division Two of the United Counties Football League, before returning to the Peterborough & District League in 1956; the club entered the FA Cup for four seasons in the late 1950s, but on each occasion failed to win a match. In 1988 the club were founder members of Division One of the Eastern Counties League, they finished bottom in 1989–90 and 1990–91, but improved to finish third in both 1993–94 and 1994–95. The following season they finished second after winning nine matches in a row at the end of the season, were promoted to the Premier Division.

They were relegated back to Division One at the end of the 2000–01 season. In 2002–03 they finished bottom of the division, suffering from player and official shortages, they withdrew from the league in November the following season; the first team took over the fixtures of the reserves in Division 2B of the Cambridgeshire League. The following season they entered a team in Senior Division A, but finished bottom of the table on −4 points due to a six-point deduction. In 2005 they transferred back to the District League, joining Division Two. After finishing third in 2007–08 they were promoted to Division One but have since been relegated back to Division Two and promoted back to Division One; the club have played at the Sports Field on Forge Way for their entire history. The players changed in a nearby pub, but after World War II a war department hut taken from a local airfield was obtained for use as changing rooms; the ground is shared with the local cricket club. The record attendance is 500 for a Hunts Senior Cup match against Ramsey Town.

Huntingdonshire Senior Cup Winners 1926–27, 1928–29, 1931–32, 1932–33 Peterborough Senior Cup Winners 1963–64 Highest league position: 15th, Eastern Counties League Premier Division, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000 Best FA Cup performance: Second qualifying round, 1999–2000 Best FA Vase performance: Second round, 1994–95 Attendance: 500 vs Ramsey Town, Hunts Senior Cup semi-final


Annanur is a locality near Avadi in Chennai, India. It is located about 20 km from the city centre. Thirumullaivoyal revenue is surrounded by Red Hills Lake, Ambattur and Ayanambakkam. Within Thirumullaivoyal, there are large area of lakes such as Thirumullaivoyal lake, Arapath Lake, Ambattur Lake, the like. Lots of green belt areas are owned by institutions such as the Airports Authority of India, Southern Railways, Tamil Nadu Police, so forth; the majority of Annanur residents are railway employees and public servants and the traditional Annanur inhabitants. Individual plot owners out number than flat owners. Flat system has started to sell its business. Annanur has a railway station on the Chennai suburban railway, for the locals to commute. Annanur Railway Station falls within Avadi Taluk, Tiruvallur District, within municipal limits of Avadi Municipality. Bounded north by Redhills Lake, South By Parithipattu, East by Ambattur Zone West by Parithipattu, Thirumullaivoyal has two railway stations, namely and Annanur within one kilometer distance.

Chennai Tirupati National High Way is the main road connectivity to Annanur Railway Station in Thirumulaivoyal, 60 Feet Railway Station Road is the connecting road from NH 205 to Annanur Railway Station, Avadi Car Shed Complex. Presently NH 205 is under road widening; this project is under taken by Transstroy India. There is a proposal by Tamil Nadu Highways Department, under Rural Road Scheme, having its office in Chengalpattu, to construct a road over bridge across at Railway Level Crossing No. 7 at 17/34-18/2 in between Ambattur and Avadi. A detailed project report has been prepared by the Alps Incorporation Chennai. Which will connect to Chennai Bypass, Outer Ring Road, NH. 4. Bus no -S97 run between Avadi - Ambattur O. T. St. Peter's Engineering College is located near the Annanur railway station. There are two corporation schools in this area. Full Gospel Telugu Baptist Church Salamath Mosque, GR Puram West Makkah Masjid, Near Railway Station, Senthil Nagar Amer Ali Mosque, Annal Anjugam Nagar Mottai Amman Temple, Reddypalayam Devi Karumari Amman Temple, Jothi Nagar KalayanaSundareswarar Temple Bhuvaneshwari Amman Temple, Tirukural Main Road Masilamanieswar Koil, Tirumullaivoyal Pachaiamman Kovil Ramar kovil at Kulakari Street Camp Tonakela Association is located in South end of Thirumulaivoyal, North of Ayapakkam.

Camp Tonakela is the brainchild of Wallace Forgie, a Canadian, who came to work with the Madras YMCA in the year 1927. As a dedicated boys’ work leader with a vast experience of outdoor camps, it was only natural that Forgie would attempt to address the deplorable lack of facilities for such activities in Madras. In the year 1938; the recent developments are the 60 feet Railway road which stretches from Railway station to Murugappa Polytechnic and connects to NH-205. 40 feet Railway road is still under the screening. The new Annanur is majorly divided into Sivasakthi nagar subdivided into various sectors and Sri Sakthi Nagar is subdivided into old Tamil literature street names. Major division of Annanur has Jothi Nagar other side of Annanur is subdivided into Flowers and river names as street names; the Annanur has a railway quarters. Many students from various colleges stay here due to its proximity to both rail and road. Http://

Igor Akhba

Igor Muratovich Akhba, is the current ambassador of the Republic of Abkhazia to the Russian Federation, a one time Minister for Foreign Affairs. Igor Akhba was born 5 February 1949 in Sukhumi, in what was the Abkhazian ASSR. In 1972 he graduated from the faculty of law of the Moscow State University. In 1975 Akhba obtained a degree in Public and International Law from the Post-graduate Institute of State and Law of the USSR Academy of Sciences. From 1976 until 1989 Akhba worked as a research fellow with the V. I. Lenin State Library of the USSR. From 1989 until 1992 he was an assistant in the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union. In 1992, Igor Akhba was named presidential plenipotentiary to Russia, a post he has held since. On 28 July 2004, Akhba was temporarily appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia by outgoing President Vladislav Ardzinba. On 14 December 2004, shortly after the height of the crisis following the 2004 presidential election, he was replaced by Sergei Shamba and returned to his posting in Moscow.

On 26 August 2008 the Republic of Abkhazia was formally recognised as independent by the Russian Federation, on 9 September the two states established diplomatic relations and on 14 November Igor Akhba was appointed as the first Abkhazian ambassador to Russia. On 10 December 2008 he presented his credentials to Grigory Karasin, the State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, presented his Letter of Credence to President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev on 16 January 2009. Igor Mutarovich Akhba received awards from national and international, inter alia: Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic was received on 17 December 2010 in Moscow awarded by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, Vladimir Yastrebchak. Igor Akhba has a child. Лакоба, Станислав. "Абхазия после двух империй XIX—XXI вв." // 21st Century COE Program Slavic Eurasian Studies—No. 5. Sapporo: Slavic Research Center, Hokudai University