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YaST is a Linux operating system setup and configuration tool. YaST is featured in the openSUSE Linux distribution, as well as in SUSE's derived commercial distributions, it is part of the defunct United Linux. YaST features tools. YaST was released first in April 1995; the first SuSE distribution that included YaST was released in May 1996. YaST included first in SuSE Linux 6.3 as only an installer. YaST2 was added to the desktop in SuSE Linux 6.4 and co-existed with YaST1 until YaST1's removal in SuSE Linux 8.0. YaST is free software that SUSE has made available under the GPL in 2004, it is a tool for maintaining a SUSE Linux installation. It allows administrators to install software, configure hardware, set up networks and servers, more. A feature of YaST is that it contains both Graphical user interface and Text-based user interface front ends; this is useful for non-GUI installations such as servers, for system administration over slow Internet connections, for when one is unable to boot into a graphical X server but still requires an advanced user interface to the package manager.

YaST offers package management functionality through the ZYpp project. The first ZYpp enabled package management YaST applications had performance problems and long start up times, but was improved in the 10.2 and 10.3 releases. Starting with openSUSE 11.0 alpha 3, ZYpp was integrated with the SAT solver project, making YaST and Zypper faster than other rpm based package managers. YaST used to include SaX2, the Suse Advanced X configuration. SaX was re-written as SaX2 in SuSE Linux 6.4. SaX1 was removed in SuSE Linux 8.1 and SaX2 was removed from the YaST Control Center in openSUSE 11.2. SaX2 was removed in openSUSE 11.3. The GTK interface was removed in openSUSE Leap 42.1. YaST receives updates and improvements in Tumbleweed and between versions of Leap. openSUSE Leap 15.1, for example, saw improvements to the YaST interface for managing firewalls including of the addition of an interface in the command line version of YaST. In this same release of openSUSE Leap, YaST now has an updated logo and improved partition management module.

YaST is implemented in the Ruby programming language. AutoYaST is a system for installing one or more openSUSE systems automatically without user intervention. AutoYaST installations are performed using a control file with configuration data; the profile of each current system is stored in /root/autoyast.xml. WebYaST is a web interface for YaST, it can check on the installation of packages, shutdown or reboot the system, change some system settings, change the status of system services or daemons. The change of license of YaST from a previous rather restrictive license to the GPL in 2004 made it possible to port YaST to other GNU/Linux distributions; as a consequence of this, the project YaST4Debian was launched, which worked on a port of YaST to Debian. The project, in contact with the YaST team of Novell/SuSE, reached some important milestones, such as the port of the modules yast2-ncurses and yast2-qt; the project is dormant, searching for a new voluntary project maintainer. Webmin GAdmintools Calamares APT RPM Package Manager YaST on GitHub YaST at openSUSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Administration Guide – contains many YaST usage examples YaST, AutoYast and ZENworks Linux Management YAST for Fedora?

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Jang and Kev

Jang and Kev are a Singaporean conceptual and stills photography duo. Jang, born in 1984, attended film school at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and, as the school did not offer a photography major as part of their curriculum, he graduated with a major in audio engineering. Following completion of his national service, Jang subsequently pursued photography, first at The Shooting Gallery, at Geoff Studio. Kev, born in 1982, attended Tampines Junior College and Anglican High School for his early education, graduated from Singapore Management University at a tertiary level. Jang and Kev met at Geoff Studio under advertising and fashion photographer, Geoff Ang. During their time at the Geoff Studio, the pair began working together on photo shoots; the two undergraduates discovered that they worked well together, leading to the consolidation of their partnership. Asia Photo Awards 2007 BronzePX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2008 - Honorable MentionPX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2011 - 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medalsInternational Photography Awards 2010 - 3rd Place in Advertising professional and 2 Honorable Mentions 2007 Asia Photo Awards Asia Exhibition 2009 The Unfamiliarity of the Familiar - The Arts House Official Website Facebook Page deviantART Page One Eyeland Profile

Alma (French singer)

Alexandra Maquet, known professionally as Alma, is a French singer and songwriter. She represented France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Requiem", finishing twelfth. Alexandra Maquet was born 27 September 1988 in Lyon as the eldest of four daughters to businessman Alain Maquet and the painter and contemporary artist Marie-Pierre Maquet, a.k.a. MPM. Alma started playing the piano during childhood; when she was 16 years old, the family moved to Miami. After spending a year at an American high school, she decided to move back to France, on her own, to study at IESEG School of Management in Lille where she obtained a master's degree in Business Administration and Management in 2011. During her studies she spent more than a year as an exchange student at FEA-USP in São Paulo, Brazil where she learned Portuguese. After her studies at IESEG, she was assistant Manager at Abercrombie & Fitch in Milan during 2011, moved thereafter to Brussels where she started to compose. In addition to French, she speaks English and Portuguese.

In 2012, Alma started her music career by publishing one of her first compositions, "Gone", dedicated to the memory of a close friend from her elementary school Collège de Marcq who had died in a traffic accident 2009. The song was recorded at Studio Dada and posted on YouTube on 14 January 2012, it was followed by the release of the song "Again" on 3 February 2012 and "Elsewhere" on 19 May 2012. The songs got positive reviews in the French online magazines La Bande Sonore. Alma gave her first public performances on 13 May and 3 June 2012 at Rooster's Bar in Brussels accompanied by the guitarist Alain Goossens with a mix of both covers and her own compositions, their covers of Lana del Rey's "Video Games", Tears for Fears’ "Mad World" and Nadeah's "Odile" were recorded at Avalon Studios in Brussels and posted on YouTube and her newly started official Facebook page. She started studying at ACP la Manufacture Chanson to train her singing and composing techniques and gave training concerts at Les Jeudis Chanson in autumn 2012.

Alma was discovered by Chris Corazza and Donatien Guillon at Chic Acoustic which led to a radio broadcast on 10 December 2012 as well as an interview and a one-hour concert at Le Malibv in Paris on 12 December 2012. Alma had a concert at Le Connetable in Paris on 27 April 2013 and on 14 June 2013 she participated in the closing concert of ACP la Manufacture Chanson at restaurant Les Trois Baudets in Paris. During this time she worked with promotion. Téléssonne broadcast a video portrait with extracts from her songs, she started to use the artist name Alma and Vigie Discographique made a video interview and recorded four songs "Libido", "Mr Unsatisfaction", "Sitting down" and "What do you want from me" in the Pixel Room Studio, Le Pré-Saint-Gervais, that were published on YouTube. She released a cover of Julia Stone and Benjamin Biolay "Let´s Forget" with Benjamin Ollive on 29 June 2013. On 19 September 2013 she was a guest in the program Ça reste entre nous in RadioVL, giving an interview where she promoted her first major concert at the concert boat La Péniche in Lille on 27–28 September 2013.

Edoardo Grassi, who at the time worked for Carson Productions, invited her to join the weekly television show Les Chansons d'abord on France 3 hosted by Natasha St-Pier, where she participated from 1 December 2013 to 15 June 2014. In her first program she got praise from Celine Dion. In December 2013 a successful crowd funding project at Kissbankers was started to record the duet "Trinquons" together with Benjamin Ollive at Studio Davout and the single was released 26 February 2014, she met the composer and singer Nazim Khaled, on the show Les Chansons d'abord in early 2014, they decided to start a musical collaboration. During the remaining of 2014 several songs were composed, among them the song "Requiem", written by Nazim Khaled in late October 2014 and first performed by Alma at the festival for emerging French performers La Créative in La Bellevilloise de Paris on 24 January 2015. In July and August 2014, Alma was an actor in Dako's online comedy video series Punchlife. On 10 April 2015, Alma signed a contract with Warner Music France.

During 2015 and 2016 her collaboration with Nazim Khaled continued, leading to the single "La chute est lente", released on 10 June 2016, the song "Ivre". An acoustic version of "Ivre" was released to Alma's official YouTube channel on 7 January 2017. Between September 2016 and February 2017, she performed as an opener to six of Amir Haddad's concerts. In December 2016, Alma was informed by Edoardo Grassi, the head of the French delegation at the Eurovision Song Contest since September 2015, that the song "Requiem" had been selected as the French entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. On 9 February 2017, she was announced as the French representative to the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, with the song "Requiem", composed by Nazim Khaledand herself; as France is a member of the "Big Five", she automatically advanced to the final, held on 13 May 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine where she finished 12th. Alma's debut studio album was released on 5 May 2017, containing 13 songs, it includes the singles "La chute est lente" and "Requiem", as well as the Eurovision version of "Requiem" and the song "Ivre".

The album peaked at number 33 on the French Albums Chart. On 27 January 2018, Alma was part of the domestic jury for the final of Destination Eurovision as a substitute for her Eurovision predecessor Amir, unable to participate due to prior commitments. In May 2018, she was one of the commentators for France 2 at the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 along with Stéphane

History of Tallahassee, Florida

The history of Tallahassee, like the history of Leon County, begins with the Native American population and its interaction with British and Spanish colonists as well as colonial Americans and fugitive slaves, as the Florida Territory moved toward statehood. Growing numbers of cotton plantations increased the settlement's population greatly, it became a city and capital in 1821. Tallahassee is situated within the Apalachee Province, home of the Apalachee, a Mississippian culture of agrarian people who farmed vast tracts of land, their capital, was located within Tallahassee's city limits. The name "Tallahassee" is a Muskogean Indian word translated as "old fields", or "old town." This may stem from the Creek Indians. The Apalachee's success as agriculturalists did not go unnoticed by the Spanish, who sent missionaries to the area throughout the 17th century. Several mission sites were established with the aim of procuring food and labor for the colony at St. Augustine. One of the most important mission sites, Mission San Luis de Apalachee, has been reconstructed as a state historic site in Tallahassee.

The Spanish missionaries were not the first Europeans to visit Tallahassee, however. The Spanish explorer, Hernando de Soto spent the winter of 1538-1539 encamped at the Apalachee village of Anhaica, which he had taken by force. De Soto's brutal treatment of the natives was fiercely resisted, by the following spring De Soto was eager to move on; the site of Anhaica, near present-day Myers Park, was located in 1987 by Florida archaeologist B. Calvin Jones. Anhaica, in the early period of Spanish colonization, was the capital of the Apalachee Province, it was burned on March 31, 1818, at the onset of the First Seminole War. The founding of Tallahassee was a matter of convenience. In 1821, Florida was ceded by Spain to the United States. A territorial government was established, but the impracticalities of alternately meeting in St. Augustine and Pensacola, the two largest cities in the territory at the time, led territorial governor William Pope Duval to appoint two commissioners to establish a more central meeting place.

In October 1823, John Lee Williams of Pensacola and Dr. William Simmons of St. Augustine selected the former Indian settlement of Tallahassee midway between the two cities, as a suitable place, their decision was based on its elevation and location near a beautiful waterfall, now part of Cascades Park, the old capital of the Apalachee chiefdom, burned by Andrew Jackson in 1818. Neamathla, a Creek chief, was living there in a new town called Cohowofooche. In October 1823, Williams and Simmons met with Neamathla to tell him of the new territory's plan to locate its capital in Tallahassee. Neamathla objected but gave his grudging approval with the stipulation they not tell other Seminoles of his consent. A year Neamathla threatened to make the streets of Tallahassee "run red with blood," unless the white settlers left. "DuVal, backed by a regiment of U. S. Army soldiers, met with his 600 warriors. DuVal illegally deposed Neamathla as head of the Seminoles, ordered the Indians to a reservation near Tampa."In March of the following year it was formally proclaimed the capital.

Florida did not become a state, until 1845. On November 1, 1823, John Lee Williams wrote to Florida congressional delegate Richard Keith Call about the location of the capital: Doct. Simmons has agreed that the Site should be fixed near the old fields abandoned by the Indians after Jackson's invasion, but has not yet determined whether between the... old fields, or on a fine high lawn about a mile W. In both spots the water is plenty and good. In 1824, the City of Tallahassee, the county seat and only incorporated city in Leon County, was established following a decision by the state legislature to locate the capital of the new Florida Territory midway between the population centers of St. Augustine and Pensacola; the city was not formally incorporated until December 1825, with the first municipal elections being held in January 1826. In 1824, General Marquis de Lafayette was awarded a land grant by the United States Congress; the grant consisted of a 6-mile by 6-mile square of land in what is today northeast Tallahassee.

Although the Marquis never visited his property in Florida, he sent people to grow limes and olives and to produce silk from moths. However, the colony failed, most of the residents went to New Orleans or back to France; those who remained lived in an area of Tallahassee. Lafayette sold his property. In 1826, Prince Achille Murat, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, moved to the Tallahassee area, most in response to the July 4, 1825 Lafayette Land Grant, which attracted many other French settlers, he purchased land in Jefferson County and named it Lipona Plantation. "Lipona" is an anagram for Napoli, the Italian spelling of Naples, where he was to rule. The following outline represents a brief historical sketch of the area: In 1827, Ralph Waldo Emerson, after a visit, called Tallahassee "A grotesque place of land speculators and desperados." Emerson would become a great confidant of the aforementioned Achille Murat for years. Around 1830, the Union Bank, Tallahassee's first bank, was established by William Williams.

The Seminole Wars, unsound banking practices, the Panic of 1837 caused the closing of the bank in 1843. In 1847, the bank was purchased by cotton plantation owners William Issac Mitchell, it became a Freedman bank from after the Civil War until 1879. The building h

The Cockettes

The Cockettes were an avant garde psychedelic hippie theater group founded by Hibiscus in the fall of 1969. The troupe was formed out of a group of hippie artists and women, who were living in Kaliflower, one of the many communes in Haight-Ashbury, a neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Hibiscus came to live with them because of their preference for dressing outrageously and proposed the idea of putting their lifestyle on the stage, their brand of theater was influenced by The Living Theater, John Vaccaro's Play House of the Ridiculous, the films of Jack Smith and the LSD ethos of Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters. The troupe performed all original material; the first year they sang show tunes. They gained an underground cult following that led to mainstream exposure; the Cockettes were the subject of a 2002 documentary titled The Cockettes and directed by David Weissman and Bill Weber. At the Pagoda Palace Theatre in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, impresario Sebastian let the Cockettes perform as part of his Nocturnal Dream Show, a showcase of underground films, in exchange for free admission.

The posters for these performances were designed by Todd Trexler. The Futurama Costume Gala, a science-fiction themed New Year's Eve bash held by the Nocturnal Dream Show creators, drew a rowdy audience of around 600 people; the show soon became a "must-see" for San Francisco's hip community. Combining LSD-influenced dancing, set design and their own versions of show tunes, the Cockettes took to the stage every month, performing prior to the Saturday midnight Nocturnal Dream Show. Show titles included Gone With the Showboat to Oklahoma, Tinsel Tarts In A Hot Coma, Journey to the Center of Uranus, Smacky & Our Gang, Hollywood Babylon and Pearls Over Shanghai. Word of these shows got out, by September 1971, the Cockettes gained a reputation as pioneers of San Francisco's counterculture. After local press coverage and sightings of celebrities like fashion designer and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt and author Truman Capote, the Cockettes gained attention from culture and lifestyle publications such as Rolling Stone and Esquire and general interest magazines such as Look and Life.

In 1971, The Cockettes released the short film Tricia's Wedding, lampooning the wedding ceremony of Richard Nixon's daughter, Tricia Nixon. The Cockettes pioneered an eclectic style of costume that had not been seen before, they drew inspiration from various sources such as silent film, Hollywood of the 1930s and 1940s, Broadway musicals and the art forms of surrealism and cubism. Using clothing and accessories from past eras found at flea markets and thrift shops, they incorporated these various disparate elements into a look, unique and timeless, exploring their own personal fantasies by the use of the assemblage method, creating outfits that are now considered iconic within the Wearable Art movement; the Cockettes costumes were completed with the signature make up artistry, most famously the men having glitter in their beards and exaggerated eye make-up. On the stage their performances were ad hoc and improvised, preferring an experimental and experiential approach to theatre where the outcome was unknown, reaching for a sense of Magic as a result.

By their second year of performing on a monthly basis, scripts began to emerge, loosely based on certain themes with characters based on the personas of the individual players, including original songs and music. Their magnum opus was the three-act play Pearls Over Shanghai with story and lyrics by Link Martin and music by Scrumbly Koldwyn. During their first year the Cockettes were not paid for performances, although tickets to the shows sold for $2.00, the proceeds going to the theatre owner. The reason for the lack of interest in payment was that the group, having come out of the Haight Ashbury hippie community, was not focused on money; when Cockette audiences began to include celebrities such as Truman Capote and members of European royal houses, the group insisted on payment. So, the amounts paid were minimal. Once Hibiscus had left the group some of the members saw the departure as an opportunity to capitalize on the media attention from articles in The Rolling Stone and Maureen Orth's pieces in The Village Voice as well as Rex Reed's nationally syndicated column.

Whereas Hibiscus was dedicated to anarchy and breaking down boundaries others in the group saw the potential of the efforts and they hired a theatre director. Hibiscus was explicitly committed to free performances as a part of the hippie ethos. At the same time Sylvester was being noted as a stand out act for his singing, he was getting funding from Gregg Gobel, the son of George Gobel, had started to grow into an accomplished singer hiring The Pointer Sisters as his back-up singers. With Hibiscus, the de facto leader of the group now gone, plans for a New York City show that could catapult the group to greater fame were set into motion and tied to a double bill of the Cockettes and Sylvester's new band. Although rock-promoter Bill Graham passed on the opportunity for a New York show he did connect the group with Harry Zerler, "a wealthy talent scout for Columbia Records" and booked Sylvester as the opening act. News of the 47 Cockettes boarding the flight was covered by local television and the group took over the plane in full drag.

Once in New York they wer

Herb Rule

Herbert C. Rule III is a lawyer and former member of the Arkansas House of Representatives. Rule was born in Arkansas, he was the second of three children. Attending Little Rock schools he graduated from Central High School in 1955, receiving an NROTC scholarship to attend Yale University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1959. Herb entered active duty as a Marine with the 3rd Marine Division serving in the Far East. After his tour of duty, he served an additional six years in the Marine Corps Reserve while attending the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he graduated third in his class in 1964 with his juris doctor and passing the Arkansas Bar in the same year. Long time advocate for homeless veterans and has been active over the years as noted in the"Fall 2008 Justice Report and more from the February 29 meeting regarding the Veterans' Home home on Main Street in Little Rock. Stands on marriage equality; as a member of Rose Law Firm from 1964 to 2012, Herb practiced law in the areas of utility rate regulation, labor, real estate and commercial lending and litigation and gas, eminent domain.

In his 48-year legal career, Herb has tried over 100 trials, 65 appeals and has appeared before the Arkansas Supreme Court. Rule was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 1966. In addition to his legal career and political career, Rule has farmed soybeans and corn near Keo, Arkansas, his public service includes serving two terms in the Arkansas General Assembly and six years on the Little Rock School Board where he led the school modernization