The untitled eighth studio album by American nu metal band Korn known as Untitled or Korn II, was released on July 31, 2007, through Virgin Records and is to date their only album without an official drummer, as David Silveria departed the band in 2006. The band hired drummers Terry Brooks Wackerman to play the album's drum parts; the album was intentionally released without a title, as Davis reasoned, "Why not just let our fans call it whatever they wanna call it?" The album was certified Gold in the United States on October 30, 2007. This album was the first without former drummer David Silveria, Korn enlisted the help of Terry Bozzio, Brooks Wackerman, as well as Jonathan Davis for drumming; the band recruited Zac Baird as keyboardist on this album. An MTV article published on May 17, 2007 includes an interview with Munky as he details the process of the new studio album, while revealing several song titles. On May 28, vocalist Jonathan Davis joined Dutch radio station 3FM after his performance at the Pinkpop Festival.
He commented on the band's upcoming album, stating it "will not be titled." He elaborated, "We had the world's greatest drummer Terry Bozzio in and Brooks Wackerman from Bad Religion in and I played drums on some songs too. I'm so proud of it, we just can't wait to show people what we've done." Davis went on to say "We didn't want to label this album. It has no boundaries, it has no limits and why not just let our fans call it whatever they wanna call it?" It is the first and only Korn album to be recorded by the band as a trio. After recording six tracks with Bozzio, Zac Baird announced that Bozzio would not be touring with the band on the Family Values Tour 2007. Jonathan Davis claims "things just got weird." Brooks Wackerman of Bad Religion was brought in to record some tracks, Jonathan Davis himself contributed, something not done since 1999's Issues. Munky stated in an interview, he mentioned that among other things, Bozzio had demanded to be a full member of the band while receiving 25% interest.
Joey Jordison of Slipknot would tour with Korn on the Family Values Tour, along with the Bitch We Have a Problem Tour. When premiering the single "Evolution" on KROQ on May 16, 2007, guitarist Munky noted that the band re-recorded much of The Matrix's tracks with Atticus Ross because of the band being dissatisfied with how the material had turned out; this was confirmed in a Reuters/Billboard article: "We always wanted the atmospheres, to go deep," guitarist Munky told Billboard. "It wasn't until this record that we felt comfortable to do that. As records progress, the urge to do that becomes greater. We feel like we've solidified ourselves in the rock world, wanted to take this one a little deeper into that direction. It's less pop, it's more experimental." Jonathan Davis said of the songs, "I don't want to say that it's heavy, because that pisses the other band members off. It's still the Korn sound, but it's very atmospheric." The album was released through EMI/Virgin in various territories, starting on July 27, 2007.
The band ventured on the trio's Family Values Tour 2007 several days prior to the release and toured in support of the new record. The deluxe edition contains the bonus track "Sing Sorrow", a bonus DVD containing behind-the-scenes footage, hundreds of never-before seen photos of the band; the album debuted at number 2 on the highest since Untouchables. The untitled album sold 123,000 copies in its first week, it fell off the charts within twelve weeks, accumulating twenty weeks altogether. July 27, 2007 – Germany July 30, 2007 – United Kingdom, Mexico July 31, 2007 – United States, Canada August 8, 2007 – Japan October 14, 2007 – Vietnam, Singapore December 18, 2007 – United Arab Emirates Reception was lukewarm to the album and was met with a mixed response from critics as Metacritic scored the album, with the user's average score of; the most positive reviews coming from IGN, The Gauntlet, Billboard. IGN noted that, "There's an overall cohesion from start to finish, repeated listens continue to reveal new and intriguing elements at every turn, which bodes well for the future", while The Gauntlet wrote, "'Untitled' is the most articulate recording the band has delivered to date."
Entertainment Weekly praised the album as being the band's best release "since 1999's'Issues' ". On the contrary, AllMusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine noted that the band is going through a "middle-age slump" and that the album "doesn't break them out of it." Rolling Stone asserted that Korn sounds "wounded and diminished", while PopMatters agreed, calling it "tired and dated... going through the motions rather than creating honest music." Deluxe edition bonus DVD Making-of documentary Korn photo slideshow
Rondo is a dark-skinned grape variety, used for making red wine. It is a hybrid inter-specific crossing, it was created in 1964 by Professor Vilém Kraus in then-Czechoslovakia by crossing the varieties Zarya Severa and St. Laurent, he offered it to Dr. Helmut Becker of the Geisenheim Grape Breeding Institute who conducted further work on it, which explains why the grape is known under a Geisenheim designation; the variety has been protected since 1997, when it was first planted commercially by Thomas Walk Vineyard in Ireland under the name Amurensis Walk. This early maturing variety possesses high resistance against winter frost and downy mildew from its Asiatic Vitis amurensis parent; however annual treatments against powdery mildew may still be necessary in the vineyards. Rondo produces a ruby-red wine, used for blending. Rondo is cultivated in many locations in northern Europe where dark-skinned Vitis vinifera varieties are difficult to ripen properly, as it tends to yield good colour and aroma in those locations.
Rondo is cultivated in Rheinhessen and in many locations in northern Europe including Denmark, Ireland, Wales the Netherlands and Sweden. In 2011 the British winery Denbies picked up a gold prize in the International Wine Challenge for their 2010 vintage Chalk Ridge Rose, a wine made from Rondo grapes. Geisenheim 6494-5
Yehezkel Flomin was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Likud between 1974 and 1981. Born in Jerusalem during the Mandate era, Flomin attended the Tikhon Alef high school in Tel Aviv before studying law and economics at Tel Aviv University, he became a member of the university's faculty in 1962, working there until 1969. Between 1971 and 1972 he was a member of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's faculty. A member of the Liberal Party, Flomin chaired its youth leadership and was a member of the party's directorate, he was elected to the Knesset on the Likud list in 1973. He was re-elected in 1977, was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance on 28 June that year, holding the post until 30 July 1979, he lost his seat in the 1981 elections, in 1986 left the Liberal Party to establish the Liberal Centre Party. Flomin died on 16 October 2019 at the age of 84. Yehezkel Flomin on the Knesset website
Dmitri Aleksandrovich Yemets is a Russian author of children's and young adult fantasy literature. He is most famous for his Tanya Grotter series and spin-offs, which he calls "a parody" or, alternatively, as "a sort of Russian answer" to Harry Potter, he has been threatened by J. K. Rowling to be sued. Despite speculation of a film version, none has been made to date due to legal reasons. However, a play based on the books was performed at bookstores following the release of the ninth installation. After third book, "Tanya Grotter" became an independent book cycle; the author of cycles "Tanya Grotter", "Methodius Buslaev", "Filja Hitditch", "Space pirate Krox", "Mutants" He once said that "The story with the legal dispute is not pleasant for me. However, I think that the fact that J. K. Rowling's lawyers went to court. I hope that Tanya Grotter will become stronger at court."Yemets is married with seven children. His English blog provides links to English translation of some of his books. Official website "Tanya Grotter"'s official site "Methodium Buslaev"'s official site "ШНыр"'s official site
Wellsburg is a city in Grundy County, United States. The population was 707 at the 2010 census a 1.3% decrease from 716 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Waterloo–Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area; the city is named for an early settler in the region. Wellsburg is located at 42°26′1″N 92°55′41″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.09 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 707 people, 333 households, 201 families residing in the city; the population density was 648.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 367 housing units at an average density of 336.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population. There were 333 households of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, 39.6% were non-families.
34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.72. The median age in the city was 45.3 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 716 people, 338 households, 201 families residing in the city; the population density was 725.6 people per square mile. There were 363 housing units at an average density of 367.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.88% White, 0.42% Asian, 0.70% from two or more races. There were 338 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 40.5% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.81.
In the city, the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, 28.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $30,417, the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $30,724 versus $21,250 for females; the per capita income for the city was $17,636. About 4.5% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over. AGWSR Community School District operates area public schools; the district formed on July 1, 2001 with the merger of the Wellsburg-Steamboat Rock Community School District and the Ackley-Geneva Community School District. The former was established on July 1, 1992 by the merger of the Steamboat Rock and Wellsburg school districts.
Arnold "Noldi" Schreck was a Swiss-Russian classical architect and designer. An artist and decorator, he became a citizen of Mexico. Schreck designed restaurants, hotels, offices, movie sets and entire villages, his work is in Mexico, Africa, North America, South America. Arnold "Noldi" Schreck was born in Yakutsk, Russia in 1921, his Swiss father was one of the first naval engineers to sail up the Lena River in Siberia. His mother belonged to a large and wealthy Russian family, her father was the owner of the shipyard. Schreck's father died. Subsequently, the child and his mother traveled to Switzerland to meet Schreck's paternal grandparents. Life in Switzerland was not easy. Schreck studied in an orphanage, he played soccer on the weekends, was an apprentice in jewelry design furniture and architecture. After his career start in Switzerland, he worked in Italy and England, before coming to Beverly Hills, California, USA. Here he designed buildings before going to Mexico where he designed and constructed the Zona Rosa, earning himself the nickname, el arquitecto de la Zona Rosa.
The architect Luis Barragán stated that Schreck was the creator of "Acapulco style, with its splendid palapas and tasteful details and fabrics of different textures, glowing colors." His works include, the Chalet Suizo in Guatemala, as well as being set decorator for the 1965 drama, Love Has Many Faces. In 1966, an important event occurred in Schreck's life at his Zona Rosa office when Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg visited him after traveling through Cabo San Lucas and Acapulco where he stayed in two buildings which were designed by Schreck. Hohenlohe-Langenburg asked Shreck to design the Marbella Club Hotel's Beach Club on the Costa del Sol, Spain. In the same year, Schreck met a close friend of Francisco Franco. Schreck went on to design Puerto Banús, built by Banús, it became. Schreck was an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Mexican Architects. Schreck went to live in Mexico. At a party in the Swiss Embassy, he met his future wife, Ruth Schuler, who worked at the Swiss consulate in Toronto but was vacationing in Mexico.
Schreck was a great domino player. He died in 2009 in Valle de Bravo, with his wife and granddaughters at his side. Posthumously, he was awarded a Star on the Boulevard of Fame of Puerto Banús in Marbella on 26 July 2010