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Triplicate (Bob Dylan album)

Triplicate is the 38th studio album by Bob Dylan, released by Columbia Records on March 31, 2017. Like Dylan's previous two studio albums, Triplicate features covers of classic American songs recorded live with his touring band and without the use of overdubs; the album is Dylan's first three-disc album, featuring thirty songs across its three discs, each individually titled and presented in a thematically-arranged 10-song sequence. Three songs from the album—"I Could Have Told You", "My One and Only Love", "Stardust"—were released as digital singles, with only the first being made available in promotional CD format. All three were accompanied by videos of the songs being played on a vinyl record player; as with his previous two albums of American pop standards, Triplicate received widespread critical acclaim. It was nominated at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in the category of Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Despite the favorable reviews, it peaked at number 37 on the Billboard 200 and number 17 on the UK Albums Chart.

Following Shadows in the Night in 2015 and Fallen Angels in 2016, Triplicate was his third in three years to consist of "standards" from the Great American Songbook. According to Dylan, the first two albums "only were part of the picture", he felt it necessary to explore this music in further detail. Although the songs could have fit on two CDs, Dylan wanted each disc to be only 32 minutes long as he believed some of his previous albums had been "overloaded", resulting in a "thin" audio quality when pressed on vinyl records; the three discs were thematically divided, with "one disc foreshadowing the next". The songs were recorded in Capitol Studios in Los Angeles with Dylan's touring band, without the use of overdubs. According to Dylan, the songs were performed "tightly" according to written arrangements, there was no improvisation during the recording sessions; the album was preceded by the release of three singles—"I Could Have Told You" on January 30, 2017, "My One and Only Love" on February 17, "Stardust" on March 10.

While "I Could Have Told You" was released on promotional CD, the other singles were released only digitally. All three were featured in videos posted to YouTube of the tracks being played on a vinyl record player, complete with surface noise; the album was released on March 31 in CD, deluxe vinyl, digital formats. The deluxe vinyl comes in a hardbound case with swing pockets. Triplicate peaked at number 37 on the Billboard 200, it reached number 17 on the UK Albums Chart, spending two weeks on the chart. As with his previous two albums of American standards, Triplicate received critical acclaim upon release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 80, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 21 professional reviews. At AnyDecentMusic?, that collates critical reviews from more than 50 media sources, the album scored 7.6 points out of 10. In a review for The Guardian, critic Jon Dennis called Dylan "a prism through which American music is revealed in new and fascinating ways", that "Dylan is unintimidated by their pedigree" of the chosen material.

Mikal Gilmore of Rolling Stone said that Dylan was able to "wield phrasing as as Sinatra himself." Jeremy Winograd of Slant Magazine said that Dylan had "breathed new life into these songs, unearthing, or at least rediscovering, an emotional gravitas within them." Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic said that the collection "cements his place as one of the most distinctive interpreters of the Great American Songbook."A few critics gave more lukewarm appraisals of the album. Mike Powell of Pitchfork said that "the ballads, beautiful as they are, sometimes feel static, bereft of that innerverse opened by singers like Johnny Hartman or, Willie Nelson, whose own standards album Stardust remains a high point for projects like this." In a review entitled "Bob Dylan should stop crooning and get back to writing songs", Neil McCormick of The Telegraph wrote that "Triplicate is an act of self-indulgence only of interest to completists", that while "you may find yourself drawn into Dylan's peculiar rhythm, surrendering to the delicate mood, hearing these gorgeous old songs anew". that "we might be intrigued to read Picasso's poetry or hear Pinter's songbook but no one needs five volumes of it.

Now it is time to find out what all of this is bringing to Dylan's own original art. He didn't win the Nobel Prize for crooning." Q&A on the album from Dylan's site

Levi Henriksen

Levi Henriksen is a Norwegian novelist, short story writer and singer-songwriter. When his first short story collection Feber was published in 2002, Henriksen captured the public’s imagination with his unique and charismatic voice; this was followed in 2003 by Ned, Ned, a further selection of short stories. His break-through came in 2004 with his novel Snø vil falle over snø som har falt; this soon was awarded the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize. Other books are the novels Babylon Badlands, Like østenfor regnet, Dagen skal komme med blå vind and Harp Song, the easy readers Den aller siste mohikaner and Trekkspilltvillingene, the short story collections Bare mjuke pakker under treet and Alt det som lå meg på hjertet, as well as the poetry collection Kjære deg, min kjære and the non-fiction book Mannen fra Montana. Henriksen's trademark is a capacity for combining a strong, at times aggressive, masculine voice with vulnerability, his works are set in a tough, rural environment, which sits uncomfortably on the edges of contemporary urban life.

Henriksen was a journalist for many years on a local newspaper in Kongsvinger, a small town which appears in much of his work, before becoming a full-time author. He plays the guitar and sings in his own band, Levi Henriksen & Babylon Badlands, writing song lyrics and composing. In 2010, the prize-winning director, Bent Hamer, released a feature film, Hjem til jul, based on Bare mjuke pakker under treet to critical acclaim and full houses. Levi Henriksen's works have been translated into eleven languages. Norwegian Booksellers' Prize 2004. Vidar Sandbeck cultural award 2018

Melissa High School

Melissa High School is a public high school in Melissa, Texas. It is part of the Melissa Independent School District in north-central Collin County and classified as a 4A school by the UIL; the school is located on the northwest edge of the city of Melissa. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency. SEAL PROGRAM KRISTIN RUE The Melissa Cardinals compete in the following sports: Football - 2011 In the 2010-2011 season, under head coach Clint Sadler, the Melissa Cardinals Men's Basketball team made it to the State Quarterfinals for Class 2A in Austin, Texas before being beat by the Tatum Eagles. During most of the season Melissa was ranked #1 in the state for Class 2A. During the summer of 2011, the Melissa Cardinals 7-on-7 football team won the Division II State Championship. In 2011, the Girls Cross Country team finished 2nd at the State Meet in Texas. In December 2011, the varsity football team coached by Seth Stinton won the first state championship by defeating the Hempstead Bobcats 28–15 at Cowboys Stadium.

The Mighty Cardinal Band finished 6th in the 4A State Marching Contest Receiving 1st Division rankings at UIL Region 25 competition, the Cardinal Marching band capped a successful fall campaign by advancing to the finals of the UIL Area Marching Band contest. Along the way the band won numerous awards in multiple contests for excellence in: musicianship, drum majors, percussion. In their next opportunity to compete at state, the Mighty Cardinal Band again advanced to the Texas UIL 4A State Marching Band Contest; the Band performed on November 2014 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. During 2010–11 the Melissa High School Cardinal Band won numerous awards in multiple competitions. In 2011 the Mighty Cardinal Marching Band advanced to state finals, where they placed 7th in the state for class 2A; the Cardinal One Act Play production of "Peter and the Starcatcher" advanced to the state competition and finished 2nd overall at the State competition. Cardinal Justin Gallimore was recognized with the Best Actor Award at State and received the Samuel French award as Best Actor in the 4A State competition- Cardinal Sam Sudman won the gold medal in Poetry Interpretation for Conference 4A at the UIL State Meet in Austin, Texas.

The Cardinal One Act Play production of "The 39 Steps" advanced to the regional competition. Cardinal Kate Fisher won the silver medal in Literary Criticism for Conference 3A at the UIL State Meet in Austin, Texas. One Cardinal qualified for the Academic State UIL Meet for Poetry. In 2010 Melissa High School's One Act Play crew advanced to the Regional Competition where their run ended. Kyle Brenner is the UIL Academic Lead The Melissa Computer Science Team won District and qualified four students for the UIL Regional Competition. For the fourth year in a row, a student from the Melissa Cardinal UIL Computer Science team advanced to the UIL State Competition in Austin; the Cardinal coders UIL Computer Science team won both District 12 and Region II again and advanced four students to the State competition in May 2014. For the second time in as many years the Cardinal coders notched a top three finish at the UIL State Academic Spring Meet at the University of Texas campus in Austin. In the team competition, the Cardinals finished with a total of 723 points - good for third place in Class 3A.

The Computer Science team won the District 12 competition and swept the top three individual places of Region II. In addition, they took first place as a team, advancing all four members of the team to the UIL State Computer Science competition. At the UIL State Meet in Austin, the Cardinals won an individual Silver medal; the Cardinal team won first place in their District UIL competition. The team took second place at Region, scoring the 5th highest team total in Texas and thereby securing the wild-card berth to the state meet. Two students advanced to the state competition individually. At the UIL State Meet the Cardinals took home both third place Team and second place Individual trophies. In their first year of UIL competition, the Cardinal Coders finished in second in district competition and advanced one student to the Regional meet. Melissa ISD

Macclesfield Museums

Macclesfield Museums is a collection of four museums focusing on Macclesfield and the Silk Industry. The museums are owned by Cheshire East, the local council, managed on their behalf by the Macclesfield Silk Heritage Trust; the museums are called Paradise Mill, West Park Museum and The Old Sunday School. Macclesfield became a centre of the Silk Industry during the Industrial Revolution; the museum hosts a collection of silk silk weaving machines and silk historical artifacts. The building was known as Macclesfield School of Art and opened in 1877 to train designers for the silk trade. Paradise Mill is a former silk mill built in 1862 converted into a working museum with 26 Jacquard looms, it is built in brick with Welsh slate roofs, is in four storeys, has a 13-bay front. The right three bays contain an Art Deco entrance. West Park Museum was built by Marianne Brocklehurst, who came from a wealthy silk trade family, houses her collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts, a selection of fine art and local history items.

The museum was refurbished in 2018. The building is grade II listed with Historic England. Constructed in 1897–98 it is built in brick with terracotta dressings and has a Welsh slate roof, it is in a single storey and consists of a single room, lit from above by a clerestory. The entrance front has a shaped gable, a decorative terracotta frieze and panels. There is a glass verandah on the right side. Macclesfield Sunday School now called The Old Sunday School was closed in September 1973, it had stopped keeping registers in 1967. Though the fabric of the building was deteriorating it was listed as a Grade II* building because of its historical significance; the building now has multiple uses which include a Museum with a cinema. List of museums in Cheshire List of textile mills in Cheshire Hartwell, Clare.

Yoot Tower

Yoot Tower is a 1998 construction and management simulation computer game. It may be considered the spiritual successor to the 1994 game SimTower; the lead designer, Yoot Saito, who worked on SimTower, produced this game as a sequel to SimTower, adding several new features while retaining the same general interface and style. The game's premise is unchanged from its predecessor. Using the provided starting funds, players must begin to build a tower from scratch; as in SimTower and food courts can be built to generate income, as well as condos that can be sold to families. There are plenty of new facilities that can be placed such as rented apartments, vending machines and public restrooms for food court patrons. There are many changes to existing items that featured in the original game, i.e. a notable difference between the shop item in Yoot Tower and the one in SimTower is that it no longer functions as a rented space where the player has no control over what the shop sells. Another interesting addition is the ability for players to build two or more towers next to each other and join them with sky bridges.

Other income sources exist, such as placing billboards outside and renting them out as advertisement space. New to this game is the ability to choose where the building is built. What the player can do in these locations varies, such as how many stories high the building can be, what the player is allowed to build, how much money the player starts off with; the variation gives each location its own difficulty level compared to the others. A new addition of the game is the ability to expand the game using plug-ins released for download which would add new features, such as new facilities, new events and movies, as well as other aspects of gameplay. Inspection of the game's official website through web archives indicates that although the American version never got any true additions, the Japanese version got several updates, including new movies and locations. However, none of these appear to have survived when the official websites relating to the game and its developer OPeNBooK9003 went offline between the years 2001 and 2002.

Through translations on the Japanese downloads page, an Austin Powers movie can be downloaded. The original Tower II game came with Hawaii; the American version had Tokyo and Kegon Falls. However, unlike in Japan, America did not get updates. In Japan, each expansion pack was sold under the Towerkit title; the easiest of the three scenarios, Hawaii has users building a mixed-use structure featuring condominia and hotels. After building up those plus an underground shopping mall, users can place a cathedral on the top floor; the advanced Tokyo level has users building a fast-paced tower with offices and other uses as well. Users place a stadium on the top level. In this scenario, the player is required to construct underground, building a vast underground tourist attraction through hotels, a museum; this was sold in Japan as an expansion, but is included in Yoot Tower and The Tower II releases. This expansion, was released in Japan in February 1999 under the name Towerkit CD-ROM: The Statue of Liberty.

It was originally meant to be available to download from the American official website, but the English version never materialized. The expansion is rare in Japan. In this game, player build below Tokyo Tower. Yoot Saito indicated the Tower team was working on another location, "Tokyo Tower", but the addition was only released in Japan as Towerkit; this is not to be confused with the "Tokyo" location. The Kyoto Station was launched as a product based on the Gamera 3: Awakening of Irys movie; this version was bundled with the base The Tower II game. In this add-on, player built around Tsutenkaku; this version was bundled with the base The Tower II game. In this add-on, player builds a log building to collect Christmas-themed items; this version was sold as the rarest and most obscure of the released items. Lunar base Luxury cruise ship Hokkaidō Yoot Tower includes a non-invasive form of static in-game advertising. Users can place billboards for Apple Computer and Sega, whilst there are tenants featuring real-world stores like GameWorks, Orange Julius or Air Jamaica.

Some updates billboards. The Japanese version includes a Glico store; the Tower II is a 32-bit program unlike SimTower, 16-bit. It can run on all 64-bit Windows operating systems; the Tower II has a resizable window that can support high resolutions. The game was dismissed by some game review websites and magazines as being too much a rehash of the original SimTower. Many wrote the game off as being identical to its predecessor. Due to the average reviews and spotty distribution, the game was ignored by the mainstream gaming public after release contributing to its poor sales; this in turn is the most reason why none of the new locations or expansion plug-ins were localized for the English version. It sold well in Japan and received several new plug-ins. Another criticism was; this resulted in some minor text errors and unfamiliar items to American audiences (such as placing cig

1960 Buffalo Bills season

The 1960 Buffalo Bills season was the team's first season in the American Football League. Home games were played at War Memorial Stadium in New York. Head Coach Buster Ramsey's Bills compiled a 5–8–1 record, placing them third in the AFL Eastern Division. Unlike most of the offensive-minded AFL, the Bills focused on defense, allowing the third-fewest points in the league, their defensive line boasted Laverne Torczon and Chuck McMurtry, as well as a mobile, hard-hitting middle linebacker in Archie Matsos, AFL All-Star in each of the three seasons he spent in Buffalo. The Bills' defense led the league in fewest passing yards allowed and most passes intercepted, with NFL veterans Richie McCabe and Jim Wagstaff in their secondary; the Bills' offense, was not as competent. The 1960 Bills had the worst passing attack in the AFL. Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Tommy O'Connell started the season 1–3 before being replaced by Johnny Green. Green would go 3–3 as a starter, despite only completing 39% of his passes.

Richie Lucas, the Bills' first draft pick, was a bust, both at quarterback and at halfback, throwing only 49 passes all season. The Bills did show glimmers of hope on offense, however, by showcasing running back Wray Carlton and flanker Elbert "Golden Wheels" Dubenion, who would go on to be AFL All-Stars for the Bills in the mid-1960s. In their first season, the Bills wore light blue home jerseys, their road jerseys were white with light blue letters. The team wore white pants both on the road; the Bills' helmets displayed the player's number in light blue on the side where the logo would be. The uniforms, not coincidentally, resembled those of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. grew up in Detroit, had once been a minority owner in the Lions. When Lamar Hunt announced formation of the American Football League in the summer of 1959, Buffalo was one of the target cities Hunt sought, based on its previous success with the Bills in the AAFC, his first choice of owner, turned him down.

McGroder's hopes never came to fruition, in 1961, he took a position in the new Bills organization. Harry Wismer, to own the Titans of New York franchise, reached out to insurance salesman and automobile heir Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. to see if he was interested in joining the upstart league.. Wilson agreed to field a team in the new league. I'll take a franchise anywhere you suggest." Hunt gave him the choice of six cities: Miami, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Atlanta, or Louisville, Kentucky; the Buffalo Bills were a charter member of the American Football League in 1960. After a public contest, the team adopted the same name as the AAFC Buffalo Bills, the former All-America Football Conference team in Buffalo. Two Rounds of draft were held, the first round called "First Selections", the second round "Second Selections". Charles Bevins, HB, Morris Brown Don Black, E, New Mexico Bill Burrell, G, Illinois Paul Choquette, FB, Brown Mike Connelly, C, Utah State Jim Conroy, FB, USC Bob Coogan, T/G, Utah Louis Cordileone, G, Clemson Ted Dean, FB, Wichita Willie Evans, HB, Buffalo Ross Fichtner, QB, Purdue Jon Gilliam, C, E.

Texas State Al Goldstein, E, North Carolina James Houston, E, Ohio State Ray Jauch, HB, Iowa Robert Khayat, T, Mississippi Ken Kirk, C, Mississippi Jim Leo, E, Cincinnati Richie Lucas, QB, Penn State Charles McMurtry, T/G, Whittier Bubba Meyer, E, TCU Ron Miller, E, Vanderbilt Gale Oliver, T, Texas A&M Harold Olsen, T, Clemson Ray Peterson, HB, West Virginia Vince Promuto, G, Holy Cross Rene Ramirez, HB, Texas Len Rohde, T, Utah State Joe Schaffer, T, Tennessee Wayne Schneider, HB, Colorado State Ivan Toncic, QB, Pittsburgh Larry Wilson, HB, Utah Dwight Baumgartner, E, Duke Tom Day, T/G, North Carolina A&T Babe Dreymala, T/G, Texas Joe Gomes, HB, South Carolina Mike Graney, E, Notre Dame Pete Hall, QB, Marquette Jim Hanna, E, USC Ernie Hanson, C, Arizona State John Littlejohn, HB, Kansas State Marvin Luster, E, UCLA Dwight Nichols, HB, Iowa State Merlin Priddy, HB, TCU Gary Ratkowski, HB, Citadel Dale Rems, T/G, Purdue Carl Robison, T/G, S. Carolina State Bob Sliva, T/G, Stephen F. Austin James Sorey, T/G, Texas Southern Jerry Thompson, T/G, Oklahoma Royce Whittington, T/G, Southwestern Darrell Harper, HB, Michigan Buffalo's first win in franchise history.

Note: Tie games were not counted in the standings until 1972. Buffalo Bills on Pro Football Reference Buffalo Bills on