Let's Talk About Love
Lets Talk About Love is the fifth English-language studio album by Canadian singer Celine Dion, released on 14 November 1997, by Columbia/Epic Records. The follow-up to her successful album Falling into You, Lets Talk About Love showed a further progression of Dions music. Lets Talk About Love includes Dions biggest hit, My Heart Will Go On, Lets Talk About Love and its songs won many awards around the world. My Heart Will Go On won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Song of the Year and Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television. Lets Talk About Love was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, Lets Talk About Love became one of the best-selling albums in history, with sales of over 31 million copies worldwide. It topped the charts around the world, including one in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia. It became one of the albums of 1997 and 1998 in various countries. It was certified Diamond, Multi-Platinum and Gold around the world, various singles were released from the album, depending on the country.
In addition to the success of My Heart Will Go On, other singles included Tell Him, Be the Man, The Reason, To Love You More, Miles to Go. The Reason was co-written by Carole King and produced by George Martin, the most successful single from the album became the classically influenced ballad My Heart Will Go On, which was written by James Horner and Will Jennings. Serving as the theme for the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic, My Heart Will Go On topped the charts around the world. Tracks on Lets Talk About Love were produced mainly by, David Foster, Ric Wake, Walter Afanasieff, Humberto Gatica, sony Music Entertainment issued few different editions of Lets Talk About Love around the world. Lets Talk About Love divided music critics, Billboard editor Paul Verna gave it a positive review. Larry Flick, from Billboard, spoke positively about Tell Him and he called Tell Him an event and wrote that two of pop musics best voices are united on a grand, wonderfully over-the-top ballad that will melt the heart of even the most jaded listener.
He called it an electrifying girlfriend anthem, Flick wrote about My Heart Will Go On that this song woos with romantic lyrics and a melancholy melody that is fleshed out with a weeping flute solo. He noted that Dion hit notes that shatter glass but she build slowly and has the ability to pack volumes of emotion in a whisper. He noted that Falling into You established Dion as a superstar in America, so its sequel, as usual, the singles shine the most brilliantly, but even the filler is immaculately produced. David Browne from Entertainment Weekly gave the album a grade of C and he wrote that aiming for the widest possible audience, Lets Talk About Love is top-heavy with renowned duet partners, proven middle-of-the-road producers, and an obligatory remake
Us Weekly is a weekly celebrity and entertainment magazine based in New York City. Us Weekly was founded in 1977 by The New York Times Company and it was acquired by Wenner Media in 1986. The publication covers topics ranging from celebrity relationships to the latest trends in fashion, along with Jann Wenner, the individuals currently in charge of Us Weekly are editor-in-chief Michael Steele and publisher Victoria Lasdon Rose. As of 2013, its circulation averaged over two million, the magazine currently features a sharply different style from its original 1977–2000 format. Originally a monthly news and review magazine along the lines of Premiere or Entertainment Weekly, it switched format in 2000 to its current themes of celebrity news. The web site Usmagazine. com was launched in fall 2006, in addition to features from the magazine, the site has a breaking celebrity news blog, exclusive photos, red carpet galleries from premieres and events, plus games, videos and polls. Janet Jacksons May 26,2006 Us Weekly cover currently holds the record for the publications biggest selling issue in history, launched as a fortnightly publication in 1977, Us by the New York Times Company.
The magazine lost money before turning its first profit in 1980 and it was sold that year by Macfadden Media. It was acquired by Jan Wenner in 1985 and is a part of Wenner Media LLC, in 1991, Us became a monthly publication. In 1999, the announced plans to shift the Us publication schedule from monthly to weekly. The shift coincided with a change in style from industry news and reviews to a news magazine. The move was a response to market forces, including the success of Time, Inc. ’s Entertainment Weekly. Wenner expressed his intention to keep Us celebrity-friendly in contrast with the more gossipy character of its competitors and he told The New York Times, We will be nice to celebrities. A lot of my friends are in the entertainment business, the publication focuses on celebrity fashion as well as Hollywood gossip. Kelli Delaney, current New York designer for Members Only, formerly served as Fashion Director of the publication, the change took effect in March 2000. In February 2001, Wenner partnered with The Walt Disney Company, but, in August 2006, Wenner Media re-acquired Disneys 50 percent stake, making the publication once again fully owned and operated by Wenner Media.
In July 2003, Janice Min took over as Editor in Chief with Victoria Lasdon Rose as Publisher, Steele took over for Min in 2009. Melanie Bromley served as the magazines West Coast bureau chief from 2007-2012, inspired by a regular Sesame Street feature about animals
University of Salzburg
Founded in 1622, the university has around 18,000 students and 2,800 employees and is largest educational institution in the Land Salzburg. Paris Lodron University, was founded by Prince Archbishop Paris von Lodron in 1622, five years earlier had established a Gymnasium. The University was initially built and maintained by a federation of Benedictine abbeys from Salzburg, Switzerland, in its early years, courses taught were theology, philosophy and medicine. As a result of the Napoleonic Wars, Salzburg University was secularized, with Prince Ferdinand, after Bavaria annexed Salzburg in 1810, the university was closed on 24 December and replaced by a Lyzeum. The Lyzeum had sections for divinity and medicine, in 1816 Salzburg became part of the Austrian Empire again. Austria converted the divinity section to a Faculty and closed the Lyzeum in 1850, the University of Salzburg was formally re-established in 1962 with a Faculty of Catholic Theology and a Faculty of Philosophy. Classes resumed in 1964, with a Faculty of Law added the following year, in 1975, a new federal law regulated the organisation of all Austrian universities.
Salzburg University created four divisions, the Faculty of Catholic Theology, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Humanities. A fifth division, the Faculty of Medicine was not realized, in 1995, the organisation of Austrian universities was further restructured with more faculty autonomy. The university gradually incorporated new academic programs through 2004 into 32 Fachbereiche or departments, Salzburg University has no central campus, occupying several buildings in the Altstadt, former parts of the Residenz Palace, the Toskanatrakt and in the Kapitelgasse. The university library is between the Kollegienkirche and the Festival Halls, attached to it is the “Große Aula”, or ceremonial hall, the traditional faculty building of Humanities is located by the Rudolfskai, only 100 metres from Mozartplatz and Papagenoplatz. The Faculty of Sciences is housed in the second largest building in Salzburg after the Hohensalzburg Fortress, completeted in 2011, the Unipark Nonntal is home to the departments of modern languages, and cultural and social sciences.
The building is 17,000 square metres in size, with 5500 students and 300 academic staff, there is a library and an Audimax. Financing for the construction of the Unipark Nonntal was enabled by successful negotiations between Landeshauptmann Franz Schausberger and the ministry, originally designed in 2002 by architects Storch Ehlers Partners and constructed in three years. Smaller university offices and institutes are scattered throughout the city, with the arts and music taught at the Mozarteum Art University
Upper Silesia is the southeastern part of the historical and geographical region of Silesia. In 1742 the bulk of Upper Silesia was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia, after the Second World War it became part of the Republic of Poland, in 1945. Upper Silesia is situated on the upper Oder River, north of the Eastern Sudetes mountain range and the Moravian Gate, within the adjacent Silesian Beskids to the east, the Vistula River rises and turns eastwards, the Biała and Przemsza tributaries mark the eastern border with Lesser Poland. In the north, Upper Silesia borders on Greater Poland, and it is currently split into a larger Polish and the smaller Czech Silesian part, which is located within the Czech regions of Moravia-Silesia and Olomouc. The Polish Upper Silesian territory covers most of the Opole Voivodeship, except for the Lower Silesian counties of Brzeg and Namysłów, divided Cieszyn Silesia as well as former Austrian Silesia are historical parts of Upper Silesia. According to the 9th century Bavarian Geographer, the West Slavic Opolanie tribe had settled on the upper Oder River since the days of the Migration Period, at the time of Prince Svatopluk I, all Silesia was a part of his Great Moravian realm.
By 990 the newly installed Piast duke Mieszko I of the Polans had conquered parts of Silesia. Finally in 1137, the Polish prince Bolesław III Wrymouth came to terms with Duke Soběslav I of Bohemia, this arrangement fell apart when upon the death of Bolesław III and his testament the fragmentation of Poland began, which decisively enfeebled its central authority. When in 1202 Mieszko Tanglefoot had annexed the Duchy of Opole of his deceased nephew Jarosław, he ruled over all Upper Silesia as Duke of Opole and Racibórz. In the early 13th century the ties of the Silesian Piasts with the neighbouring Holy Roman Empire grew stronger as several dukes married scions of German nobility. The plans to re-unifiy Silesia shattered upon the Mongol invasion of Poland, Upper Silesia further fragmented upon the death of Duke Władysław Opolski in 1281 into the duchies of Bytom, Racibórz and Cieszyn. About 1269 the Duchy of Opava was established on adjacent Moravian territory, ruled by the Přemyslid duke Nicholas I, as they ruled both duchies in personal union, Opava grew into the Upper Silesian territory.
In 1327 the Upper Silesian dukes, like most of their Lower Silesian cousins, had sworn allegiance to King John of Bohemia, by the mid-14th century, the influx of German settlers into Upper Silesia was stopped by the Black Death pandemic. Unlike in Lower Silesia, the Germanization process was halted, still a majority of the population spoke Polish and Silesian as their native language, in the southernmost areas, Lach dialects were spoken. While Latin and German language were used as languages in towns and cities. Upper Silesia was hit by the Hussite Wars and in 1469 was conquered by King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, while the Duchies of Oświęcim, upon the death of the Jagiellonian king Louis II in 1526, the Bohemian crown lands were inherited by the Austrian House of Habsburg. In the 16th century, large parts of Silesia had turned Protestant, after the 1620 Battle of White Mountain, the Catholic Emperors of the Habsburg dynasty forcibly re-introduced Catholicism, led by the Jesuits. Lower Silesia and most of Upper Silesia were occupied by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1742 during the First Silesian War, a small part south of the Opava River remained within the Habsburg-ruled Bohemian Crown as the Duchy of Upper and Lower Silesia, colloquially called Austrian Silesia
The Union State, referred to as the Union State of Russia and Belarus, is a supranational union consisting of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. The Commonwealth of Belarus and Russia was founded on 2 April 1996. The basis of the union was strengthened on 2 April 1997, with the signing of the Treaty on the Union between Belarus and Russia at which time its name was changed to the Union of Belarus and Russia. Several further agreements were signed on 25 December 1998, with the intention of providing greater political, nevertheless, the nature of the political entity remained vague. The Treaty on the Creation of a Union State of Russia, the intention was to achieve a federation like the Soviet Union, with a common president, flag, coat of arms, constitution, citizenship, etc. The Union was ratified by the Russian State Duma on 22 December 1999, on the latter date the Treaty and the Union came into effect. Each state has one vote in the Council, meaning effectively that all decisions must be unanimous, a Council of Ministers, composed of the member states Prime Ministers, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Finance and the State Secretary of the Union.
The Union Parliament has never put into effect. A Court of the Union, consisting of nine judges appointed for six-year terms, the Court of the Union was never established. A House of Audit or Accounting Chamber, controlling the implementation of the budget, each member state retains its own sovereignty and international personality, meaning that Russia and Belarus are still fully responsible for their own internal affairs and external relations. The Union State cannot claim representation in other organizations or overrule legislation or government decisions of its member states. As such, the Union State most resembles a supranational confederation on the order of the African Union, Pavel Borodin is the State Secretary of the Union. He was first appointed by the Supreme State Council on January 26,2000 for a four-year term, in 2004 and 2008 his term was renewed for an additional four years. Plans had set in motion to implement a common currency across the Union. Additionally and Russia have thus far failed to institute any symbols or even a flag for the Union State, nevertheless, a song called Sovereign Union of Nations has been proposed as the Unions unofficial anthem.
The song, which was modified from the National Anthem of the Soviet Union, on November 16,2010, it was announced by the Union State website that the Constitutional Act was 99% ready. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko promised to introduce a common currency on January 1,2004, the currency was not introduced, and the plan was pushed back by one year. On January 1,2005, the Union State again failed to introduce a currency, and it was again postponed by one year
Us is a 2014 novel by English author David Nicholls for whom it won the Specsavers UK Author of the Year award. It was long-listed for the 2014 Man Booker Prize, the book begins when Connie, frustrated artist and Douglas Petersons wife of nearly 25 years tells him that now their son Albie is about to leave home for college, she wants to leave too. One that will make Connie fall in love him all over again. Tim Auld in The Telegraph, praises the novel, concluding Us is a quiet joy, written with an undemonstrative simplicity that is hard to achieve. It’s a novel that captures the zeitgeist and will speak to many middle-aged people who find that their marriage has run its course and realise they must start out on a new romantic journey. It won’t make waves like One Day, but then, no writer should expect that kind of more than once in a lifetime. But Im not going to do this as I think Us is a perfect book, and I dont care if that means Ive failed as a reviewer, because Ive already won as a reader.
It’s one of the funniest things I’ve read this year, reading it, you realise quite how many important areas of real life are ignored or avoided by most novelists, possibly because they are so hard to render. How to convey a good marriage that has withered, but a love that has endured, how to describe the lifelong process of ageing within the brief confines of a novel. How to express the possibility for optimism among people who believe themselves to have reached a dead end, how to convey the at times unbearable tension of day-to-day life without resorting to melodrama. David Nicholls can do it all, and – even more difficult – somehow make it look easy, jay McInerney in The New York Times had some reservations though, Nicholls is a deft craftsman, a skilled storyteller and a keen observer of contemporary mores. It would be interesting to see him challenge himself to dig deeper under the surface of contemporary life. Us will probably be welcomed by his legions of fans, though unlikely to surprise or challenge or unsettle them in any way — or to provoke them to look at each other with a wild surmise.
Literary Review - Anthony Cummins on Us by David Nicholls
Stephen Gary Steve Wozniak, nicknamed Woz, is an American inventor, electronics engineer and technology entrepreneur who co-founded Apple Inc. He is known as a pioneer of the computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s. Wozniak single-handedly developed the 1976 Apple I, which was the computer that launched Apple and he primarily designed the 1977 Apple II, while Jobs oversaw the development of its unusual case and Rod Holt developed the unique power supply. Steve Wozniak was born in San Jose, the son of Margaret Elaine and he is of Polish and Swiss-German ancestry. His father was from Bukovyna and his mother from German-Swiss background, the name on Wozniaks birth certificate is Stephan Gary Wozniak, but Steves mother said that she intended it to be spelled Stephen, and Steve is what he uses. Wozniak has been referred to frequently by the nickname Woz, The Wonderful Wizard of Woz, The Second Steve, or The Woz, the city of San Jose named a street Woz Way in his honour. In the early 1970s, Wozniak was known as Berkeley Blue in the phone phreak community, in 1969, Wozniak returned to the Bay Area after being expelled from University of Colorado Boulder in his first year for hacking into the institutions computer system.
During this time, Wozniak designed and built his Cream Soda computer with his friend Bill Fernandez and he re-enrolled at De Anza College and transferred to University of California, Berkeley in 1971. Before focusing his attention on Apple, he was employed at Hewlett-Packard where he designed calculators and it was during this time that he befriended Steve Jobs. Steve Wozniak was introduced to Jobs by friend Bill Fernandez, who attended Homestead High School with Jobs in 1971, Jobs and Wozniak became friends when Jobs worked for the summer at Hewlett-Packard, where Wozniak too was employed, working on a mainframe computer. This was recounted by Wozniak in a 2007 interview with ABC News, of how, a friend said, you should meet Steve Jobs, because he likes electronics and he plays pranks. In 1973, Jobs was working for arcade game company Atari, Inc. in Los Gatos and he was assigned to create a circuit board for the arcade video game Breakout. According to Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell, Atari offered $100 for each chip that was eliminated in the machine, Jobs had little knowledge of circuit board design and made a deal with Wozniak to split the fee evenly between them if Wozniak could minimize the number of chips.
Wozniak reduced the number of chips by 50, by using RAM for the brick representation, too complex to be fully comprehended at the time, the fact that this prototype had no scoring or coin mechanisms meant Wozs prototype could not be used. Jobs was paid the full bonus regardless, Jobs told Wozniak that Atari gave them only $700 and that Wozniaks share was thus $350. Wozniak did not learn about the actual $5,000 bonus until ten years later, on June 29,1975 Wozniak tested his first working prototype, displaying a few letters and running sample programs. It was the first time in history that a character displayed on a TV screen was generated by a home computer. With the Apple I design, he and Jobs were largely working to impress members of the Palo Alto-based Homebrew Computer Club
Us (Regina Spektor song)
Us is the fifth track from American singer Regina Spektors major label debut Soviet Kitsch. It was officially released as a single in 2006 for her UK compilation album Mary Ann Meets the Gravediggers, the song is notable for its use of a string quartet in addition to Spektors usual piano and vocals. The song was used in a UEFA Champions League Final montage. This song was used in the film Days of Summer and this is the first Regina Spektor song to have an accompanying music video. The video used stop motion animation, the video contains some strange scenes, such as toy soldiers coming out of Spektors mouth, and ends with her placing everything back into the trunk, which vanishes. The video was directed by Adria Petty, lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Forty-eight of the fifty states and the federal district are contiguous and located in North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east, the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean, the geography and wildlife of the country are extremely diverse. At 3.8 million square miles and with over 324 million people, the United States is the worlds third- or fourth-largest country by area, third-largest by land area. It is one of the worlds most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, paleo-Indians migrated from Asia to the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century, the United States emerged from 13 British colonies along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the following the Seven Years War led to the American Revolution. On July 4,1776, during the course of the American Revolutionary War, the war ended in 1783 with recognition of the independence of the United States by Great Britain, representing the first successful war of independence against a European power.
The current constitution was adopted in 1788, after the Articles of Confederation, the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and designed to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties. During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War led to the end of slavery in the country. By the end of century, the United States extended into the Pacific Ocean. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the status as a global military power. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the sole superpower. The U. S. is a member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States. The United States is a developed country, with the worlds largest economy by nominal GDP. It ranks highly in several measures of performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP. While the U. S. economy is considered post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge economy, the United States is a prominent political and cultural force internationally, and a leader in scientific research and technological innovations.
In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America after the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci
Urban Symphony is an Estonian music group. It represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the song Rändajad and this is the best place for Estonia in the contest since 2002. In autumn 2007, Sandra Nurmsalu took part in the talent show called 2 takti ette, biennially held by the Eesti Televisioon. In a week of the contest, the contestants were tasked to form bands each on their own, Nurmsalu had studied the violin for two years in the Georg Ots Music School and had previously arranged the song Nothing Else Matters by Metallica for a string set of the school. Therefore, she decided to use one again, Nurmsalu turned to her former school, where she was introduced to Mann Helstein playing the viola, Johanna Mängel playing the cello, a female contrabass player and a male keyboardist. The band re-scored the song Hungry by Kosheen and were pleased with the resulting televised, at the end of the series, Helstein and Mängel agreed to continue their collaboration. Mängel brought the new cello player Mari Möldre to the band, in the same while, Sven Lõhmus, a music producer invited the group to work with him.
The first track the team completed was Rändajad for the contest of Eesti Laul, the song went on to gain 6th place in the Eurovision final. For this project, Marilin Kongo and Mirjam Mesak joined the group to sing backing vocals and they sing Päikese poole and Crying in the Rain too. Marilin Kongo was 8th with her entry Be 1st in Eurolaul 2006, the backing singer Mirjam Mesak supported Gerli Padar with backing vocals on stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2007