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Vampires Rock

Vampires Rock is a musical stage show which premiered in 2004. It is performed by the group headed by Steve Steinman, who had appeared on Stars in Their Eyes as Meat Loaf; the group has toured for several years with The Meat Loaf Story. Set in the year 2030 in New York City populated by The Undead. Baron Von Rockula, owner of the Live and Let Die Club, is in search of a bride, must convince her to agree to eternal immorality; the show features a number of notable rock anthems, including songs from Meat Loaf, Guns N' Roses, AC/DC,Alice Cooper, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Queen and Bonnie Tyler. The shows main cast members have included Steve Steinman; as part of Liverpool's European Capital Of Culture year, she performed for the first time at the newly opened Liverpool Echo Arena and Conference Centre. In 2009 a new version of Vampires Rock was called Vampires Rock Christmas. Steinman toured with a new show for Vampires Rock; this is called Vampires Rock: Ghost Train! In March 2017 Steinman launched.

The show features hits from films such as Iron Man, Kill Bill and many others. It has been announced that in 2019 Sam Bailey Uk’s X-factor season 10 winner will be joining Steinman on stage as his Vampire Queen. Official site BBC interview

Dungeon (band)

Dungeon was a melodic power metal/thrash metal band based in Sydney, considered by some as one of Australia's leading metal bands. The group existed from 1989 to 2005, released six full-length albums, toured both throughout Australia and internationally; the band was formed in the New South Wales outback mining town of Broken Hill in 1989 by guitarist Tim Grose featuring himself, bassist Eddie Tresize and drummer Ian DeBono. According to an extensive bio at the band's official website, Grose took on the singing role due to an inability to find a suitable vocalist; the band played popular rock and metal covers and shortly expanded to a five piece with the addition of Tim's niece Carolyn Boon on keyboards and Jason Hansen on guitar. Randall Hocking replaced Tresize and by the end of 1990 the group's line up featured Grose, Jamie Baldwin, Dale Fletcher and Darryl Riess. By February 1991 however, only Tim Grose remained but a short time guitarist Dale Corney joined him and the pair wrote and played as a duo for about a year before relocating to Sydney in 1992.

A demo was recorded and Grose and Corney decided to rebuild a complete band line-up. By 1995, Dungeon's live line-up featured Grose and Corney plus Stephen Mikulic on rhythm guitar, George Smith on bass and Andrew Brody on drums. Several tracks were being recorded for a demo entitled "Changing Moods", with Grose providing bass and keyboards along with guitars and lead vocals. Brody played drums on the opening track "One Shot at Life" with Jim Yannieh, who had answered an ad in the street press, laying down the drums for the songs "Paradise", "The Promise" and "Slave of Love". Neither proved technically proficient enough to play on the title track, an eight-minute instrumental, so Grose contacted BMG, with whom he had a publishing deal, for recommendations, they recommended Virgil Donati. Brody and Smith left Dungeon in 1996 shortly after the demo appeared and were replaced by ex-Maximum Carnage members Wayne Harris and Justin Sayers. Mikulic departed shortly afterward. In the meantime, Japanese label TDK-Core had taken an interest in Dungeon and expressed a desire to release "Changing Moods" as an album.

Instead, Dungeon chose to re-work it, remixing some of the tracks with bass lines provided by Sayers, dropping a song called "The Promise" and adding nine new recordings including a cover of Blondie's "Call Me". Released under the name Demolition, the album sold well after it was released in Japan but Harris refused to take part in any promotional activity for the CD and was fired from the band. A friend of the group, Tyrone McMaster, adopted the name Ty Blakely and appeared in promotional packages accompanying the release, however this was to give Dungeon the appearance of a complete line-up as McMaster was not in the band, it was not to be the last time. In spite of Demolition's moderate success, Dungeon was dealt a blow when TDK-Core decided to stop releasing rock music; the album, only released in Japan, is now deleted. With Wayne Harris gone, Dungeon had no enough material for another album release. Around the same time, Sydney thrash band Addictive had disbanded. Drummer Steve Moore was put in touch with Dungeon through a mutual friend and by early 1997 the new line-up was rehearsed and beginning to appear on the Sydney live metal circuit.

Resurrection was recorded in 1998, featuring a third version of "Paradise", keyboards from Gustav Hoffman and Sayers providing lead vocals on the tracks "Let it Go" and "Wake Up". The period of the recording process was a bleak time for the band and Grose quit at one point only to return after less than a week. Sayers was keen to move on to other projects but he remained with Dungeon for another year. Several record labels including Century Media courted the band but Dungeon signed to Sydney's Warhead Records in July 1999. Warhead specialised in releasing Australian heavy metal bands and Moore had been friends with the owner Brad Sims for many years; this swayed the group's decision at the time. Justin Sayers decided to leave Dungeon at this point on friendly terms and played a small number of live shows with them until he was replaced by Brendan "Dakk" McDonald. McDonald had played guitar in a band called Dr Zeus, the same band that had supplied Dungeon with early drummer Andrew Brody. Resurrection was released in September 1999.

While it sold well among the band's growing fanbase, Warhead Records folded early the next year and the album was never re-pressed. Despite this, it won them considerable notice and Dungeon supported Yngwie Malmsteen and Nevermore late in the year before making their first appearance at the Metal for the Brain festival, they would go on to play at the event every year until 2005. Dungeon toured solidly for another eighteen months until Dale Corney left in September 2001. Stu Marshall joined, playing his first show with them as they headlined at Metal for the Brain. Most of the A Rise to Power album had been written and recorded by this time, although Marshall was able to contribute some lead guitar and vocal parts before it was released. In mid-2002, the group supported German power metal band Edguy on a small scale Australian tour that concluded with them signing to Melbourne metal label Metal Warriors on stage after their performance in Sydney. A Rise to Power was released shortly afterward, with Metal Warriors owner Steve Ravic helping them secure a worldwide deal with Germany's LMP.

A busy live schedule included support slots with Mayhem and Destruction. In May 2003, Dungeon went to Japan for festival appearances in Osaka; the tour was suppo

Harriet Feigenbaum

Harriet Feigenbaum is an American Ecofeminist artist and sculptor. Many of her works are publicly in collections in New York, her work focused on reclamation projects of old mining cites, in Pennsylvania. Robert Stackhouse's work has been compared to Feigenbaum's. Tantric, Cornell University. Cycles II--Land Structures Built Where the Petroglyphs Are Made by Children, Lewiston, New York. Widow's Walk and Dog Run, Harriman Park Palisades, New York. Battery Park City-A Mirage, Creative Time, Inc. New York, New York. Parking Lot Pentagon off Washington Avenue, New York City, New York. An Octagonal Domed Building. Dickson City Land Waves: Valley of 8000 Pines. Dickson City Land Waves: Black Walnut Forest Greenwood Colliery Sundial Distant Landscape, Colgate University Picker Art Gallery, New York. Memorial to Victims of the Injustice of the Holocaust, New York City, New York. Feigenbaum was the subject of Phyllis Koestenbaum's poem, "Harriet Feigenbaum Is a Sculptor", published in Poetry New York, included in the 1993 volume of The Best American Poetry series, reprinted in her collection Doris Day and Kitschy Melodies.

Feigenbaum married Neil W. Chamberlain in 1968. In 1988 Feigenbaum, Jewish, designed a memorial of the Auschwitz concentration camp for the Appellate Division Courthouse of New York State. Https://www.harrietfeigenbaum.com/home.html

Stephen P. Boyd

Stephen P. Boyd is an American professor and control theorist, he is the Fortinet Founders Chair in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Samsung Professor of Engineering, professor by courtesy in Computer Science and Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University. He is affiliated with Stanford's Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering. Boyd received an AB degree in mathematics, summa cum laude, from Harvard University in 1980, a PhD in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985 under the supervision of Charles A. Desoer, S. Shankar Sastry and Leon Ong Chua. In 2006 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, in 2017, from the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium. Boyd joined the faculty of Stanford University's Electrical Engineering department in 1985, he teaches undergraduate courses in applied linear algebra and machine learning. During his time at Stanford, he has been recognized with several teaching awards, including the 2016 Walter J. Gores Award for excellence in teaching, the school's highest teaching honor.

He was awarded the 2017 IEEE James H. Mulligan Jr. Education Medal, in recognition of his efforts in education in the theory and application of optimization, which has sparked the writing of improved linear algebra and convex optimization textbooks, he has served as director of Stanford's Information Systems Laboratory, as a visiting professor at universities including City University of Hong Kong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. While at Stanford, he has consulted with numerous Silicon Valley tech companies, founded one, his groups' CVXGEN software is used in SpaceX's Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy to guide their autonomous precision landing. Boyd's primary research interests are convex optimization applications in control, signal processing, machine learning, finance, his PhD dissertation was on Volterra series descriptions of nonlinear devices. His primary focus turned to automatic control systems, where he focused on applying convex optimization linear matrix inequalities, to a variety of control system analysis and synthesis problems.

With Craig Barratt, he authored Linear Controller Design: Limits of Performance in 1991. In 1994, Boyd and Laurent El Ghaoui, Eric Feron, Ragu Balakrishnan authored the book Linear Matrix Inequalities in System & Control Theory. Around 1999, he and Lieven Vandenberghe developed a PhD-level course and wrote the book Convex Optimization to introduce and apply convex optimization to other fields. In 2005 he and Michael Grant developed the MATLAB open source software package CVX, which makes it easy to specify and solve convex optimization problems; this work earned them the 2012 Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize for Excellence in Computational Mathematical Programming. In 2012 he and Jacob Mattingley developed CVXGEN, which generates fast custom code for small, quadratic-programming-representable convex optimization problems, using an online interface. With minimal effort, it turns a mathematical problem description into a high-speed solver. Boyd co-founded and served as chief scientist of analog synthesis and intellectual property provider Barcelona Design, from its 1999 founding until it folded in 2005.

He serves in an advisory capacity for an investment management corporation. He is a co-inventor on 11 patents. On his personal website, visited more than 1.6 million times per year, he makes available papers, software, lecture notes and lecture videos. Hertz Foundation Fellow, 1980 AACC Donald P. Eckman Award, 1992 IEEE Fellow, 1999 Mathematical Optimization Society Beale-Orchard-Hays Award, 2012 IEEE Control Systems Award, 2013 Member, US National Academy of Engineering, inducted 2014 2014 INFORMS Saul Gass Expository Writing Award SIAM Fellow, 2015 Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching at Stanford, 2016 INFORMS Fellow, 2016 IEEE James H. Mulligan Jr. Education Medal, 2017 Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering, 2017 Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra - Vectors and Least Squares – with Lieven Vandenberghe Convex Optimization – with Lieven Vandenberghe Linear Matrix Inequalities in System and Control Theory – with Laurent El Ghaoui, Eric Feron and Vendataramanan Balakrishnan Linear Controller Design: Limits of Performance – with Craig H. Barratt Stephen P. Boyd executive profile on Bloomberg.com

Mueda

Mueda is the largest town of the Makonde Plateau in northeastern Mozambique. It is the capital of the Mueda District in Cabo Delgado Province, it is the center of the culture of the Makondes, the production of their ebony sculptures. Mueda is located on the upland Mueda Plateau, which has a more temperate climate than the coast, but where, because of the permeable sandy soil, water infiltrates to a great depth, making it difficult to supply drinking water. In about 1970, the ruling authority of Mozambique at the time, built a system to supply drinkable water, under the direction of the engineer Canhoto. In the 1980s, after the independence of Mozambique from Portugal, the system was rebuilt by the Mozambican government, with the assistance of UNICEF and Swiss co-operation. Mueda was founded around a Portuguese colonial army barracks. On 16 June 1960, Makonde nationalists organized a demonstration in front of the Mueda District headquarters on the Mueda town square in order to demand independence from Portugal.

The district administrator had invited them to present their grievances. The administrator ordered the leaders arrested, the crowd protested; the Portuguese administrator ordered his pre-assembled troops to fire on the crowd, after which many more were thrown to their death into a ravine. The number of dead is in dispute. However, resentment generated by these events led to the independentist guerrilla organization FRELIMO gaining needed momentum at the outset of the Mozambican War of Independence; the site of the massacre is marked by a commemorative statue. The Makonde were strong supporters of FRELIMO. In fact, the Makonde African National Union was one of the three founding organizations of FRELIMO. Mueda was the site of Portuguese operations against FRELIMO. In 1967, in one of its first major military actions, FRELIMO launched an abortive attack against the airbase there, although the base was damaged. In May 1970, General Arriaga began Operation Gordian Knot, headquartered out of Mueda. By the end of the operation, he claimed to have eliminated over seventy FRELIMO bases.

However, other than loss of equipment and supplies, the operation did not affect FRELIMO's ability to infiltrate additional arms from Tanzania, did not affect their ability to wage war. In a attack, in 1972, against the Mueda airbase, all nineteen airplanes were destroyed

Norton Finance

Norton Finance Group Ltd is a family owned, finance broker based in Rotherham, United Kingdom. The company was founded by Keith Stringer in 1974; the company is both a lender. The company employs around 250 people. In 2002, Norton Finance were one of the more successful providers of secured loans in the UK when the market saw a 37% increase in sales. In 2003 Norton Finance fell victim to a computer hack prank that sent emails to a number of their contacts. In February 2012 Norton Finance, part of the Norton Finance Group Ltd, entered administration; the larger Norton Finance Group Ltd continues to trade profitably. In May 2012 Norton Finance helped launch the 1925 Club at Rotherham United F. C.'s New York Stadium. Norton Finance is well known for its daytime television advertising in the UK. Television personality Caroline Lindsay is the current presenter. My Introducer Awards, Best Secured Loan Lender 2011 Blemain Awards, Outstanding Contribution 2011