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Vince Welnick

Vincent Leo Welnick was an American keyboardist, best known for playing with the band the Tubes during the 1970s and 1980s and with the Grateful Dead in the 1990s. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, as the great-grandson of Prussian immigrants, Welnick started playing keyboards as a teenager, he joined a band, the Beans, which morphed into the Tubes, a San Francisco-based theater rock band popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s and noted for early live performances that combined lewd quasi-pornography with wild satires of media and politics. The Tubes in the 1980s were a major commercial rock act with substantial MTV success. Videos for "Talk to Ya Later" and "She's a Beauty" played in heavy rotation on MTV in the mid-1980s. While playing in the Tubes, Welnick played and recorded with Todd Rundgren; when Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland died of a drug overdose on July 26, 1990, the band began auditioning players to replace him, including Ian McLagan, Pete Sears and T Lavitz. Welnick was selected, not least for his high vocal range for backup harmonies.

Welnick's first show with the Grateful Dead was on September 7, 1990 at the Richfield Coliseum in Richfield, Ohio. His Associated Press obituary mentioned he was so nervous at his first gig with the band that he could play, until the fans put him at ease, they held up banners reading, "Yo Vinnie," which Welnick decided to use as the name of his BMI-affiliated publishing company, Yo Vinnie Music, once obtaining his writer and publisher rights back from Ice Nine Publishing, which had copyrighted his works without an agreement in place to do so shortly after Welnick joined the Grateful Dead. Bruce Hornsby supplemented Welnick on grand piano for over 100 shows in Welnick's first years in the Dead. Welnick remained as a member of the Grateful Dead and the band's keyboard player until Jerry Garcia's death in August 1995, when the group disbanded. In 1994, he was inducted into the Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Grateful Dead. Welnick became depressed following a diagnosis of cancer and emphysema shortly before the final Grateful Dead tour.

He decided to wait to have surgery after it ended. Shortly after the tour was over, Jerry Garcia died. Welnick joined Bob Weir's new group, Ratdog, as the keyboard player, touring with them around the U. S. About six months after Garcia's death, Welnick attempted suicide on the tour bus to Monterey, California, he received therapy, successful cancer treatment, management of the early stages of lung disease. He worked with the band Second Sight, with Bob Bralove, with Missing Man Formation, which released an album that included the song "Golden Days", a tribute to Garcia, he participated in the second Phil Lesh and Friends show in March 1998, he toured the U. S. with the Mickey Hart Band that year. In 2002, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh regrouped under the name "The Other Ones". According to musician and publisher Mike Lawson, Welnick was troubled when the Grateful Dead reunited without him under the name the "Surviving Members of Grateful Dead", he toured with jam bands, recorded music in his home studio, worked with friends on their albums.

With the band Mood Food he finished a reggae version of "To Love Somebody" by the Bee Gees. He left behind hundreds of hours of both personal and professional recordings. Welnick played Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains. Fee Waybill of the Tubes played Lou Corpse, the washed-up front man of a band called The Metal Corpses. Welnick played Jerry Jervey, the guitar player with the Corpses, who dies of an overdose in a backstage bathroom. Welnick appeared in Xanadu, along with the rest of the Tubes. On June 2, 2006, Vince Welnick committed suicide by cutting his own throat, after battling depression for 10 years. With The Tubes The Tubes Young and Rich Now What Do You Want from Live Remote Control The Completion Backward Principle Outside Inside Love Bomb Infomercial: How to Become Tubular Mondo Birthmark With Todd Rundgren Nearly Human 2nd Wind With Grateful Dead Infrared Roses Fallout from the Phil Zone Dick's Picks Volume 9 Dick's Picks Volume 17 View from the Vault, Volume Two Dick's Picks Volume 27 Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 11 Road Trips Volume 2 Number 1 Road Trips Volume 2 Number 4 30 Trips Around the Sun 30 Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live Story 1965–1995 Giants Stadium 1987, 1989, 1991 Saint of Circumstance Ready or Not With others Chance in a Million – Zero Calling Up SpiritsDick Dale Second Sight – Second Sight Fiesta Amazonica – Merl Saunders Missing Man Formation – Missing Man Formation Texistentialism – Jerry Lightfoot's Band of Wonder Might as Well...

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Tom Bossert

Thomas P. Bossert is an American lawyer and former Homeland Security Advisor to U. S. President Donald Trump, he is an ABC News Homeland Security analyst. Before, he was a fellow at the Atlantic Council and prior to that he served as Deputy Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush. In that capacity, he co-authored the 2007 National Strategy for Homeland Security. Prior to that, Bossert held positions in the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration, the Office of the Independent Counsel, the House of Representatives, he was appointed as the Director of Infrastructure Protection under Bush, overseeing the security of critical U. S. infrastructure, a post he held for two years. Bossert was appointed the Senior Director for Preparedness Policy within the Executive Office of the President. Bossert was born and raised in Quakertown, where he graduated from Quakertown Community High School in 1993, he attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics in 1997, attended George Washington University Law School, earning his Juris Doctor in 2003.

Following the end of the Bush administration, Bossert was made a Nonresident Zurich Cyber Risk Fellow at the Atlantic Council's Cyber Security Initiative, a position he held until 2016. He became president of the risk management consulting firm Civil Defense Solutions. On December 27, 2016, the Trump transition team announced that President-elect Donald Trump intended to appoint Bossert to the post of Homeland Security Advisor, a position that would not require Senate confirmation. Bossert was appointed on January 20, 2017, the date of President Trump's entrance into office. On July 20, 2017, Bossert called for a comprehensive bio-defense strategy against devastating pandemics and intentional attacks, commented that retired Admiral Tim Ziemer was contributing to the development of the strategy. On July 27, 2017, a British "email prankster" spear-phished Bossert into thinking he was Jared Kushner by sending an email to Bossert. On April 10, 2018, Bossert resigned, a day after John R. Bolton, the newly appointed National Security Advisor, started his tenure.

Bossert's departure corresponded with the dissolution of the global health security team that he oversaw. Trump–Ukraine scandal Greenberg, Andy. "Trump's Cybersecurity Chief Could Be a'Voice of Reason'". Wired. Retrieved February 9, 2017. Media related to Tom Bossert at Wikimedia Commons Appearances on C-SPAN

Sutton Bassett

Sutton Bassett is a village and civil parish in Northamptonshire, England, in the Welland valley. It was in the Corby Hundred but has been part of the Stoke Hundred. Sutton Bassett's church, The Church of All Saints was built as an annexe to St. Mary's Church in the nearby village of Weston by Welland. Unlike the majority of typical English countryside village churches, it has no graveyard; the local pub was the Queen's Head Inn, which closed in January 2015. Sutton Bassett is administered as part of the Borough of Kettering, is 14 miles north-west of Kettering, 12 miles west of Corby, 7 miles north-east of Desborough and 4 miles from Market Harborough. Media related to Sutton Bassett at Wikimedia Commons

Svetislav Glišović

Svetislav Glišović, was a Serbian international football player and manager. He played in the youth team of SK Soko before becoming one of the main players of the BSK Belgrade golden 1930s, he was, together with Tirnanić, Vujadinović, Marjanović and Božović, the main contributor to the attacking game of the club. Since his first appearance in the 1931–32 season, he won four national Championships, was the league top scorer, with ten goals in same number of matches, in the 1939–40 season, he spend a decade in the club playing in both sides in the midfield and becoming famous for his speed and strong shot. Beside the 15 matches played for the Belgrade City selection, three matches for the B National Team, he has played an impressive 21 matches for the Yugoslavia national football team having scored nine times, his debut was on 5 June 1932 in Belgrade against France, his last match was on 14 April 1940 against Germany in Vienna. In the first national Championship after the Second World War in 1945 the competition was organised by the selections of the six republics forming the new SFR Yugoslavia plus the Yugoslav Army team.

Glišović was in charge as coach of the winning SR Serbia team. From the next season the Championship was held with clubs competing, he was named the head coach of the Red Star Belgrade team, where he stayed for two years until 1948. Afterwards, he continued his coaching career in Greece and United States. Yugoslav First League: 1932–33, 1934–35, 1935–36, 1938–39 Yugoslav First League top scorer: 1939–40 Profile in Serbian Federation website Svetislav Glišović at National-Football-Teams.com

Sharks Keep Moving

Sharks Keep Moving were a short-lived Seattle rock band that formed in 1998. The band's original lineup consisted of Jake Snider, Nathan Turpen, Jeff DeGolier, Dan Dean, their music was a melodic soft, brand of rock with odd time signatures and an freeform jazz influence. Snider, DeGolier had all played in the respected Seattle indie band State Route 522, had released material with Seattle's Excursion Records under that name. State Route 522 broke up following the release of their Samson Is Apollo EP for Excursion. Jay Clark worked with the band as another guitarist. Within the next year, Turpen, DeGolier found themselves playing together again, but this time leaving behind the post-hardcore sound of their previous band in favor of a much more melodic, but no less technical approach to their music; the band recruited Dan Dean to round out the lineup. Snider has been quoted as saying that he chose the name Sharks Keep Moving after seeing the term used as a headline for a magazine article. Sharks Keep Moving picked up in the independent rock scene because State Route 522 had found more of fanbase after their demise they had during their existence.

The first recorded output for Sharks Keep Moving came in the form of a split 7" with fellow Seattle natives The Kentucky Pistol. The record was released by Snider on his own label, Henry's Finest Recordings, caught the attention of independent music labels Status Recordings, Second Nature Recordings, who both expressed interest in releasing material with the band; the band's next release was the Desert Drifters EP on Second Nature. Recorded by respected Seattle producer Matt Bayles, the four-song EP showed the band delve deeper into melody and odd time-signatures. Lengthy songs and sparse vocals set the tone for the group's efforts, along with the incorporation of cello. Desert Strings and Drifters was well received among independent rock critics, but the group remained unknown outside of their home area, they continued to play locally as well as down the west coast. The same year, Sharks Keep Moving recorded two compilation tracks – “Westcott Bay, 1998” was recorded at their home studio for the Living Silent compilation on Status, while the instrumental track “Logger” appeared on the It Goes Without Saying compilation, a CD of all-instrumental songs released by Sign Language Records.

Around this time, Jeff DeGolier left the band and Morgan Henderson joined as the group's new bassist. It was this lineup that recorded the group's only full-length LP. Released by Status in 1999, the record was titled Full Length Album and further explored and solidified the sound set forth on their EP. Again recorded with Matt Bayles, the LP consisted of eight songs of considerable length, moved the band into a sound, less easy to define than before. Again the record met with high praises from critics, but the band still remained unknown due to their inability to tour extensively in support of the record. In the following year and less was heard from Sharks Keep Moving, after a long period of little to no activity, most assumed that they had broken up, although no official announcement was made. At some point during this hiatus, Dan Dean left the band, was replaced by former Kill Sadie member J. Clark on drums. Status Recordings released the State Route 522 Retrospective CD in 2001 – a collection of all of that band's previous output, minus a few compilation appearances.

Within the year, it had been announced that Sharks Keep Moving were, in fact, still a band, were working on new material. Again, nothing materialized for a while. Jake Snider formed a new band, Minus the Bear, with Matt Bayles and former members of Botch and Kill Sadie, joined fellow Seattleite Tom Harpel's group, Onalaska. J. Clark started Pretty Girls Make Graves with former members of The Murder City Devils and Death Wish Kids, Morgan Henderson continued to play with the popular The Blood Brothers. In 2002, Sharks Keep Moving released their final recording - a three-song EP entitled Pause and Clause. Recorded by Snider with assistance from Onalaska bandmate Tom Harpel at Spectre Studios, the EP was again released by Status Recordings. A final testament to the band's ever-evolving musical talent and Clause showed Sharks Keep Moving pushing their signature sound further into freeform jazz territory. Again, vocals were few and far between, with more complex and distinct guitar parts from Turpen and Snider laid over top of Clark's scattered, technical drumming, Henderson's flowing basslines.

The songs give a feeling of both structured songwriting. In support of the EP, the band toured the west coast for a few weeks before returning to Seattle. Despite hopes that the group would continue, the EP and tour seemed to be more a matter of the band not wanting to leave unfinished business. A final track, “Lime Green Café,” recorded during the Pause and Clause sessions, turned up on the Masculine Makeover compilation, a benefit compilation released by Satellite City, it was the last song released by Sharks Keep Moving. In the following years, the members of Sharks Keep Moving have found more success with their other bands than they had in Sharks. Snider continues to front the successful Minus the Bear, who have to date

Fyodor Ivanovich Tolstoy

Count Fyodor Ivanovich Tolstoy known as the "American" was a Russian nobleman from the well-known Tolstoy family. Possessed of an unusual temper, he became famous for his gambling, his passion for duels, his voyage to North America, where he earned his nickname, he was acquainted with many famous authors of his period and served as a prototype for some of the characters in their works. Tolstoy was one of seven children of Count Ivan Andreyevich Tolstoy and his wife Anna Fyodorovna, who came from the Maikov family. Fyodor Tolstoy's place of birth is not known for certain. Despite their high rank, the Tolstoys were at that time poor, the result of a conflict with the authorities in the eighteenth century in which several members of the family were exiled or deprived of property. In order to ensure worthy careers for their sons, it was common in the Tolstoy family to send them to military schools. Thus, Fyodor Tolstoy, along with both his brothers, were educated at the Naval Cadet Corps in Saint Petersburg.

While still a boy Tolstoy possessed, according to the memoirs of his contemporaries, an uncommon physical strength and dexterity, which fulfilled the necessary prerequisites for a successful military career. At the same time, he had an unpredictable cruel personality. In the cadet corps he mastered shooting and fencing, which made him an dangerous opponent in duels. Upon finishing school Tolstoy went into service not in the navy, but in the elite Preobrazhensky regiment owing to the assistance of influential relatives, his comrades at that time, among others, the future literary critic Faddei Bulgarin, described Tolstoy as an excellent shooter and a brave fighter. According to their memoirs, he had an energetic and passionate personality, but while fighting he was cool and resolute, his "wild" character, along with his taste for women and card games, gave him frequent cause for arguments with his comrades and higher officers that ended in a violation of discipline. Moreover, Tolstoy was rancorous and vengeful towards those who happened to anger him.

Among the nobility of early nineteenth-century Russia, excessive bravery and a deliberate search for dangerous adventures was widespread and valued, not only on the front, but in daily life. As a result, duels remained popular during this period and arose out of the smallest arguments; this societal influence, as well as the individual traits of Tolstoy's character, explains his enthusiasm for duels. In 1799, at the age of 17, he fought his first duel with an officer who had reprimanded him for a violation of discipline; the details of this duel are unknown. There are no reliable witnesses as to Tolstoy's punishment. In 1803 Tolstoy went on a circumnavigation of the world as a member of the sloop Nadezhda, captained by Adam Johann von Krusenstern; this was the first circumnavigation of the world made by a ship under a Russian flag. How Tolstoy, who did not serve in the navy, came to be aboard the ship is unknown. Marya Kamenskaya, the daughter of his cousin, the subsequently famous artist Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, writes in her memoirs that Tolstoy in this way cleverly avoided punishment in the Preobrazhensky regiment.

According to Kamenskaya, he posed as his cousin and namesake, on the crew of the ship but who did not wish to sail because he suffered from seasickness. The ship Nadezhda, as well as the accompanying sloop Neva under the command of Yuri Lisyansky, set sail in August 1803 from Kronstadt. In addition to its exploratory goals, the expedition was meant to help establish diplomatic and economic relations between Russia and Japan, for which the party included a large diplomatic delegation headed by Nikolai Rezanov. Nadezhda took a route across the Baltic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, past the Canary Islands and Brazil, after which the ship rounded Cape Horn and set across the Pacific Ocean towards Japan, making stops at the Marquesas and the Sandwich Islands, at Kamchatka. After visiting Japan and Neva set off towards Sitka, sailed past China and Macao on the Indian Ocean rounded Africa and came back across the Baltic Sea to Kronstadt; the voyage lasted a total of more than three years, from August 7, 1803, to August 19, 1806.

Tolstoy's behavior on board, where he was unencumbered by official duties, was unpredictable. He provoked quarrels with other members of the team, including the captain himself. In addition, Tolstoy permitted himself some japes when addressing members of the crew that he did not like: for example, once he intoxicated the priest accompanying the Neva, when the latter lay dead drunk on the floor, Tolstoy stuck his beard to the deck boards with sealing wax; when the priest came to, he was obliged to cut off his beard to free himself. On another occasion, when Krusenstern was gone from his cabin, Tolstoy sneaked into his cabin with a ship's pet, an orangutan that Tolstoy had bought while the ship was moored on an island in the Pacific Ocean, he took Krusenstern's logbook, put a blank sheet of paper on top and began to show the ape how to cover the paper with ink. He left the orangutan alone in the cabin, who went on drawing on the notebook; when Krusenstern returned, all his records had been destroyed.

Similar behavior more than once caused Tolstoy to be put under arrest. Krusenstern lost patience and abandoned the passenger during a stop at Kamchatka. Further details of Tolstoy's travels are known only through his own not alwa