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With the Beatles

With the Beatles is the second studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on 22 November 1963 on Parlophone eight months after the band's debut Please Please Me. Produced by George Martin, the album features six covers; the cover photograph was taken by the fashion photographer Robert Freeman and has since been mimicked by several music groups over the years. A different cover was used for the Australian release of the album, which the Beatles were displeased with. In the United States, the album's tracks were unevenly split over the group's first two albums released on Capitol Records: Meet the Beatles! and The Beatles' Second Album. It was released in Canada under the name Beatlemania! With the Beatles; the album was ranked number 420 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003, was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. It was voted number 275 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums. Unlike Please Please Me, the bulk of whose tracks were recorded in one day, With the Beatles was recorded over seven sessions across three months, from 18 July to 23 October.

None of its 14 tracks were issued as singles in the UK. In between sessions, as Beatlemania took off across the UK, the group were busy with radio, TV, live performances. Impressed with Robert Freeman's black-and-white pictures of John Coltrane, Brian Epstein invited the photographer to create the cover image. George Harrison said that, whereas the cover of Please Please Me had been "crap", their second LP was "the beginning of us being involved in The Beatles' artwork... the first one where we thought,'Hey, let's get artistic.'" The group asked Freeman to take inspiration from pictures their friend Astrid Kirchherr had taken in Hamburg between 1960 and 1962, featuring the band members in half-shadow and not smiling. To achieve this result, on 22 August 1963, Freeman photographed them in a dark corridor of the Palace Court Hotel in Bournemouth, where the band were playing a summer residency at the local Gaumont Cinema. To fit the square format of the cover, he put Ringo Starr in the bottom right corner, "since he was the last to join the group.

He was the shortest". Paul McCartney described the result as "very moody", adding: "people think he must have worked at forever and ever, but it was an hour. He sat down, took a couple of rolls, he had it." The original concept was to paint the picture from edge to edge, with no bleeding, title or artist credit – a concept that went against music industry practice and was vetoed by EMI. The first album to carry an edge-to-edge cover was the Rolling Stones' self-titled debut, released five months later. EMI objected to the fact that the Beatles were not smiling. Freeman was paid £75 for his work, three times the fee first offered by EMI. Music critic John Harris finds the cover most reminiscent of the photos Kirchherr took in Hamburg of Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe using the "half-lit technique" and says that, together with songs such as "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Money", With the Beatles thereby represents "a canny repackaging of their early'60s incarnation: Hamburg shorn of Prellies and leather, sold to their public as a mixture of accomplished rock'n' roll and art-house cool".

Harris sees the LP cover as a "watershed" design that encouraged other acts to eschew "the more cartoonish aspects of pop photography" and continued to exert an influence in the 1970s on covers such as those for Lou Reed's Transformer, Patti Smith's Horses and various punk rock albums. EMI Australia did not receive the cover art, used different shots of the band in a similar style to the black-and-white photograph on other releases; the Beatles were unaware of this until fans showed them the cover during their only Australian tour, informed the EMI publicity staff that they were not pleased with the substitution. The album became the first Beatles album released in North America when it was released in Canada on 25 November under the augmented title Beatlemania! With the Beatles, with additional text on the album cover, issued only in mono at the time, catalogue number T 6051. For the United States release, the original running order of With the Beatles was unevenly split over the group's first two Capitol albums: nine tracks were issued on Meet the Beatles!, while the remaining five songs, all cover versions, were placed on The Beatles' Second Album.

The LP had advance orders of a half million and sold another half million by September 1965, making it the second album to sell a million copies in the United Kingdom, after the soundtrack to the 1958 film South Pacific. With the Beatles remained at the top of the charts for 21 weeks, displacing Please Please Me, so that the Beatles occupied the top spot for 51 consecutive weeks, it reached number 11 in the "singles charts". On 26 February 1987, With the Beatles was released on compact disc. Having been available only as an import in the US in the past, the album was issued domestically in the US on LP and cassette on 21 July 1987. Along with the rest of the Beatles' canon, it was re-released on CD in n

Coin World

Coin World is an American numismatic magazine, with weekly and monthly issues. It is among the world’s most popular non-academic publications for coin collectors and is covering the entire numismatic field, including coins, paper money and tokens. Coin World was founded as a weekly publication in 1960 by J. Oliver Amos, a seasoned publishing professional from the third generation of newspaper publishers. Amos took his experiences in producing The Sidney Daily News to the coin field, applying what he learned from printing Linn's Stamp News. In 1960, the concept of a weekly coin publication was new. On the 25th Anniversary of' Coin World in 1985, Amos related that he saw, "all the opportunities which could be developed from a weekly presentation – club meetings all over the country and many other ideas that we had learned in publishing The Sidney Daily News as a community newspaper."With the help of James F. Kelly of Dayton, the idea to include a weekly "Trends" column reflecting the changes in coin values was formed.

Kelly was hired to be the inaugural Coin World Trends editor and D. Wayne Johnson of Shawnee Mission, was tapped to be the inaugural editor-in-chief; the Sample Edition was printed March, 1960, its eight pages were designed to show potential subscribers and advertisers the look of the new publication. The first official issue was dated April 21, 1960. Within a year there were more than 53,000 paid subscribers. Margo Russell became Coin World's editor in 1962, she had begun her journalism career at The Sidney Daily News and joined the Coin World staff as a historical researcher. Upon her retirement as editor on February 28, 1985, after 23 years, many numismatists regarded her as one of the most influential people in the hobby, had given her the nickname “The First Lady of Numismatics”. In 1975, Russell received the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, the highest award of the American Numismatic Association and in 1986 she was elected to its Hall of Fame. Under Russell’s editorship, Coin World took a substantial role in promoting the growth of the hobby by cultivating close relationships with the U.

S. Mint. Russell took an unprecedented role in expressing the desires of coin collectors and shaping the direction of the hobby through her efforts in Washington, D. C. Upon Margo Russell’s retirement in 1985, Beth Deisher became editor and continued in that capacity until 2012, making her the publication's longest-serving editor. Deisher was the lead witness at the July 12, 1995, congressional hearing that catapulted the drive for circulating commemoratives to the top of the U. S. Congress' legislative agenda resulting in approval of the legislation authorizing the 50 State Quarters program. Steve Roach Coin World's associate editor, took over as editor-in-chief on April 30, 2012. Coin World's reporting includes coverage of stories about the global numismatic field, including the recent deluge into the numismatic marketplace of counterfeit Chinese coins. Official site

Graffiti in Russia

In Russia, graffiti is an ambiguous phenomenon, i.e. considered to be desecration by some, art by others. It is done for a variety of reasons, including expressing oneself through an art form, or protesting against a corporation or ideology. Although graffiti was never welcome in Russia, as graffiti artists were part of Russia's underground movement, modern trends have made the practice more mainstream and accepted. Moscow's Dream Energy graffiti festival "encourages Russia’s graffiti artists to come out and let their creativity go wild, painting the gray walls of Moscow’s ubiquitous power stations". "Grammatika", a graffiti show that took place in Russia from March 12 to March 18, 2012, featured work from twelve Russian graffiti writers: Bioks, Page2, Ramze, Yoker, Rocks, Coast and Gnutov. Founded by Berlin graffiti writer Akim, "Sign Your Style" is a graffiti festival, held in Moscow on May 7, on May 13 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In the preview video, Petro, a judge for the competition part of the festival, shows in how he expects writers participating to "simply go off and get creative", by freestyling some futurist outlines, doing a blind folded one-liner piece, a throwing up some handstyle alphabets.

The purpose of this Russian festival is to expand the originality and unique subtleties in Russian graffiti style. The festival was supported by the Russian spray paint company, Rush; the main festival for graffiti in Russia is Stenograffia in Yekaterinburg. You can find a lot of works in St. Petersburg Street-art museum. Since the collapse of the Berlin Wall, statues celebrating communist rule have been easy targets for graffiti artists living in the former Soviet block. An example of this is the Russian Red Army soldiers on a monument in Sofia, turned into popular superheroes and cartoon characters by an anonymous graffiti artist; the words "Moving with the times", written in Bulgarian, appear below the artwork. The monument that the artist graffitied was built in 1954 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Russian liberation of Bulgaria; as a protest to the heightened security in St Petersberg due to the 2011 International Economic Forum, Voina - a graffiti group - painted a huge phallus on the Liteiny Bridge.

The general idea is. The annual Innovation awards gave Voina the prize for best work of visual art; the work, entitled "A Penis In KGB Captivity" won Voina 400,000 rubles. However they had to spend time in jail due to their stunt. Banksy, a supporter of the groups antics, bailed them out. After failing to get Voina’s approval to include the picture, organisers removed it from their shortlist, the painting itself was washed off by firefighters. There have been cases of anti-Muslim xenophobic graffiti around the city of Moscow. Slogans like "Russia is for Russians" cover the walls along the railroad to Moscow’s Domodedovo airport. In response to some of these incidents, officials questioned why people would be drawn to expressing nationalistic statements in a multinational and multi-confessional country; the mufti, Albir Krganov, who believes that this graffiti insults the feelings of believers and non-Russian nationals, said that "fences and walls belong to someone and should watch what’s written on them".

In a published document, the Human Rights Bureau referred to the graffiti as a "glaring problem", explained that "nationalistic slogans and symbols are dangerous since they are insulting and inspire people with fear for their safety as well as for the future of the country". In 2012, a group of Moscow LGBT activists graffitied the United Russia party office by painting "a rainbow... the slogan'We will not be prohibited', the party label... all over". The group covered the Russian building in LGBT signs and symbols because Vsevolod Chaplin, its head, used homophobic slogans; the protest itself was against new piece of legislation prohibiting gay propaganda, something, discussed in the leadup to the presidential elections in Russia. In 2009, an anonymous graffiti artist painted the words "Your God. Get out and go home!" with a stencil in the church’s building in Rostov-on-don in Russia. As one of the first Churches of Christ to be recognized by the Russian government, it has been the centre of much controversy in the city.

There is a Russian graffiti artist named Pavel 183. Pavel 183's pieces in the Moscow area share similarities with Banksy's in that they appear on median dividers, walls and mixed media installations. Pavel 183 died of unknown causes on April 1, 2013. Vova Chernyshev and his friends created a series of tram graffiti pieces in Nizhny Novgorod in their local train yard. Post-Soviet Graffiti Street-art in Russian Federation Examples of Russian street art at Flickr Examples of Russian street art at moscowgraffiti Gallery of russian graffiti photos Street art and Graffiti artists in Russia /

Felix Baumgartner

Felix Baumgartner is an Austrian skydiver, BASE jumper. He is best known for jumping to Earth from a helium balloon from the stratosphere on 14 October 2012 and landing in New Mexico, USA as part of the Red Bull Stratos project. Doing so, he set world records for skydiving an estimated 39 km, reaching an estimated top speed of 1,357.64 km/h, or Mach 1.25. He became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power relative to the surface on his descent, he broke skydiving records for exit altitude, vertical freefall distance with a drogue parachute, vertical speed without a drogue. Though he still holds the two latter records, the first was broken two years when on 24 October 2014, Alan Eustace jumped from 135,890 feet—or, 41.42 km with a drogue. Baumgartner is renowned for the dangerous nature of the stunts he has performed during his career. Baumgartner spent time in the Austrian military where he practiced parachute jumping, including training to land on small target zones.

Felix Baumgartner was born the first of two boys in Austria. As a child, he dreamed about skydiving. In 1999, he claimed the world record for the highest parachute jump from a building when he jumped from the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. On 20 July 2003, Baumgartner became the first person to skydive across the English Channel using a specially made carbon fiber wing. Alban Geissler, who developed the SKYRAY carbon fiber wing with Christoph Aarns, suggested after Baumgartner's jump that the wing he used was a copy of two prototype SKYRAY wings sold to Red Bull two years earlier. Baumgartner set the world record for the lowest BASE jump when he jumped 29 metres from the hand of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro; this jump stirred controversy among BASE jumpers who pointed out that Baumgartner cited the height of the statue as the height of the jump though he landed on a slope below the statue's feet, that other BASE jumpers had jumped from the statue but avoided publicity.

He became the first person to BASE jump from the completed Millau Viaduct in France on 27 June 2004 and the first person to skydive onto BASE jump from, the Turning Torso building in Malmö, Sweden, on 18 August 2006. On 12 December 2007, he became the first person to jump from the 91st floor observation deck of the then-tallest completed building in the world, Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan. In January 2010, it was reported that Baumgartner was working with a team of scientists and sponsor Red Bull to attempt the highest sky-dive on record. On 15 March 2012, Baumgartner completed the first of 2 test jumps from 21,818 metres. During the jump, he spent 3 minutes and 43 seconds in free fall, reaching speeds of more than 580 km/h, before opening his parachute. In total, the jump lasted eight minutes and eight seconds and Baumgartner became the third person to safely parachute from a height of over 21.7 km. On 25 July 2012, Baumgartner completed the second of two planned test jumps from 29,460 metres.

It took Baumgartner about 90 minutes to reach the target altitude and his free fall was estimated to have lasted three minutes and 48 seconds before his parachutes were deployed. The launch was scheduled for 9 October 2012 but was aborted due to adverse weather conditions. Launch was rescheduled and the mission instead took place on 14 October 2012 when Baumgartner landed in eastern New Mexico after jumping from a world-record 38,969.3 metres and falling a record distance of 36,402.6 metres. Baumgartner set the record for fastest speed of free fall at 1,357.64 km/h, making him the first human to break the sound barrier outside a vehicle. Baumgartner was in free fall for 4 minutes and 19 seconds, 17 seconds short of mentor Joseph Kittinger's 1960 jump. Baumgartner struggled with claustrophobia after spending time in the pressurized suit required for the jump, but overcame it with help from a sports psychologist and other specialists. In 2014, Baumgartner decided to join Audi Motorsport to drive an Audi R8 LMS for the 2014 24 Hours of Nurburgring after racing Volkswagen Polos in 2013.

He underwent another intense physical and driver training session to prepare him for the race. He helped the team to a ninth place overall finish. In October 2012, when Baumgartner was asked in an interview with the Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung whether a political career was an option for his future life, he stated that the "example of Arnold Schwarzenegger" showed, that "you can't move anything in a democracy" and that he would opt for a "moderate dictatorship led by experienced personalities coming from the private economy", he stated that he "didn't want to get involved in politics."On 6 November 2012, Baumgartner was convicted of battery and was fined €1500 after slapping the face of a Greek truck driver, following a petty argument between the two men. In January 2016, Baumgartner provoked a stir of critical news coverage in his home country after posting several critical remarks against refugees and recommending the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for the Nobel Peace Prize.

On, Baumgartner endorsed the presidential candidate of the right-wing populist Freedom Party of Austria, Norbert Hofer. On 13 July 2016, Facebook deleted his fan page of 1.5 million fans. Baumgartner subsequently claimed that he must have become "too uncomfortable" for "political elites". After Austrian authorities refused to grant sports tax breaks to Baumgartner, he mov

Riendeau

Riendeau is a surname. French: variant of Reguindeau. Riendeau families moved over time by selecting different census years; the Riendeau family name was found in the USA, Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Riendeau families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 626 Riendeau families living in Quebec; this was about 96% of all the recorded Riendeau's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Riendeau families in 1911. In 1881, a less common occupation for the Riendeau family was Going To School; the most common Riendeau occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 29% of Riendeau's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur and Forgeron were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riendeau. Https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:House_Riendeau_Coat_of_Arms_Family_Crest.png Notable people with the surname include: Vincent Riendeau, Canadian ice hockey player Yannick Riendeau, Canadian ice hockey player

Sylviidae

Sylviidae is a family of passerine birds that includes the typical warblers, the wrentit, a number of babblers placed within the Old World babbler family. They are found in Eurasia and the west coast of North America; the scientific name Sylviidae was coined by the English zoologist William Elford Leach in a guide to the contents of the British Museum published in 1820. The family was part of an assemblage known as the Old World warblers and was a wastebin taxon with over 400 species of bird in over 70 genera. Advances in classification helped with molecular data, have led to the splitting out of several new families from within this group. There is now evidence that these Sylvia "warblers" are more related to the Old World babblers than the warblers and thus these birds are better referred to as Sylvia babblers, or just sylvids. A molecular phylogenetic study using mitochondrial DNA sequence data published in 2011 found that the species in the genus Sylvia formed two distinct clades. Based on these results, the ornithologists Edward Dickinson and Leslie Christidis in the fourth edition of Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, chose to split the genus and moved most of the species into a resurrected genus Curruca retaining only the Eurasian blackcap and the garden warbler in Sylvia.

In an additional change they moved Dohrn's thrush-babbler into Sylvia. The split was not made by the British Ornithologists' Union on the grounds that "a split into two genera would unnecessarily destabilize nomenclature and results in only a minor increase in phylogenetic information content." The family includes 70 species divided into 20 genera: For more detail, see List of Sylviidae species. Myzornismonotypic, fire-tailed myzornis Parophasma – monotypic, Abyssinian catbird Pseudoalcippe –. In Illadopsis Horizorhinus – monotypic, Dohrn's thrush-babbler. In Timaliidae Lioptilus – monotypic, bush blackcap. In Timaliidae Sylvia – typical warblers Lioparus – monotypic, golden-breasted fulvetta. In Alcippe Moupinia - monotypic, rufous-tailed babbler. In Chrysomma Fulvetta – typical fulvettas. In Alcippe Chrysomma –. In Timaliidae Rhopophilus –. In Cisticolidae Chamaea – monotypic, wrentit Conostoma – monotypic, great parrotbill. In Paradoxornithidae. In Paradoxornithidae. In Paradoxornithidae. In Paradoxornithidae.

In Paradoxornithidae. In Paradoxornithidae. In Paradoxornithidae. In Paradoxornithidae Sylviids are small to medium-sized passerine birds; the bill is thin and pointed with bristles at the base. Sylviids have a slender shape and an inconspicuous and plain plumage; the wings have ten primaries, which are short in non-migratory species. Most species occur in Asia, to a lesser extent in Africa. A few range into Europe and one species, the wrentit, occurs on the west coast of North America