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A Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will receive Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal on October 6th, 2022. This marks another return to Harvard for Chimamanda, who was the Harvard College Class Day Speaker in 2018, and was previously a Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellow (2011-2012). The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research announced in The Harvard Gazette that Chimamanda, alongside six other honourees, will receive the medal as people “who embody the values of commitment and resolve that are fundamental to the Black experience in America”. Other honourees include basketball legend, cultural critic, and activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; and ground-breaking actress Laverne Cox. University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of the Hutchins Center, in an official statement, said this year’s honourees represent “Unyielding commitment to pushing the boundaries of representation and creating opportunities for advancement and participation for people who have been too often shut out from the great promise of our times.” Chimamanda has received global recognition for her work, which has been translated into over thirty languages and won numerous awards and prizes. She occupies a unique position combining a number of attributes. The New York Times T Magazine in its 2017 ‘Greats’ issue, described her as ‘one of those rarest of people: a celebrated novelist who has also become a leading public intellectual’. Chimamanda is also a fashion and beauty icon and continuously promotes Nigerian designers, including through her ‘Wear Nigerian’ initiative. She was selected as the face of beauty brand Boots No7, and has been featured in numerous style publications including Vanity Fair’s ‘International Best-Dressed List’; and on the covers of British Vogue and Marie Claire Brazil amongst others. Barack Obama called her “one of the world’s great contemporary writers”; and Hillary Clinton has written that “she has the rare ability to sum up even the biggest societal problems swiftly and incisively”. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus (2003), won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Her second, Half Of A Yellow Sun (2006), won the Orange Prize for Fiction (subsequently the Bailey’s Prize, and now the Women’s Prize for Fiction) – the world’s most prestigious annual book award for fiction by a woman. In 2015, Half Of A Yellow Sun received the Bailey’s ‘Best of the Best’ award, selected from the ten winners of the prize during its second decade. Her third novel, Americanah (2013) won the US National Book Critics Circle Award – the most respected literary award in the US, being that winners are selected by professional book critics – and was also named one of the New York Times Top 10 Best Books of the year. In 2018, she was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize, named after Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter, given annually to a writer of “outstanding literary merit who shows a fierce intellectual determination.” She chose to share the Pinter prize with imprisoned Saudi lawyer and human rights activist Waleed Abulkhair. She was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2015, and Fortune Magazine named her one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders in 2017. In 2018, she received the Global Hope Coalition’s Thought Leadership Award, and the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award. Chimamanda has received 16 honorary doctorate degrees from some of the world’s leading universities;http://iprojectmaterials.com
The Complex Sounds of Queen
No one can cover Queen's songs. Not even Panic! At The Disco, with their cover version of Bohemian Rhapsody for an overrated Hollywood movie, Suicide Squad. Panic! At The Disco have FAILED in reflecting the dark and despair of Bohemian Rhapsody. A distinctive characteristic of Queen's music are three-part vocal harmonies, which are usually composed of the voices of Brian May, Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor. Besides vocal harmonies, Queen were also known for multi-tracking voices to imitate the sound of a large choir through overdubs. Freddie Mercury the lead singer of Queen, delivered most songs in the tenor range. His vocal range extended from bass low F (F2) to soprano high F (F6). He could belt up to tenor high F (F5). Brian May the guitarist of Queen, focuses on multi-part harmonies, often more contrapuntal than parallel – a relative rarity for rock guitar. Examples are found in Queen's albums. May explored a wide variety of styles in guitar, including sweep picking, tremolo, tapping, slide guitar, Hendrix sounding licks, tape-delay, and melodic sequences. Some of his solos and orchestral parts were composed by Mercury. In 1963, the teenage May and his father custom-built his signature guitar, Red Special. Aided by the uniqueness of Red Special, May was often able to create strange, unusual sound effects, and imitate an orchestra. He used his guitar to mimic a trombone, a piccolo, and several other instruments. Queen used a "No synthesizers were used on this album" sleeve note on their early albums to make this clear to the listeners. Queen's music was combination of acoustic/electric guitar extremes and fantasy-inspired multi-part song epics. Queen composed music that drew inspiration from many different genres of music, often with a tongue-in-cheek attitude. The genres they have been associated with include progressive rock, symphonic rock, art rock, glam rock, hard rock, heavy metal, pop rock, and psychedelic rock. Queen also wrote songs that were inspired by diverse musical styles which are not typically associated with rock groups, such as opera, music hall, folk music, gospel, ragtime, and dance/disco. Brian May referred to the Beatles as being "our bible in the way they used the studio and they painted pictures and this wonderful instinctive use of harmonies."  Bohemian Rhapsody (1975) Bohemian Rhapsody was written by Freddie Mercury. The song is highly unusual for a popular single in featuring no chorus, combining disparate musical styles and containing lyrics which eschew conventional love-based narratives for allusions to murder and nihilism.  Bohemian Rhapsody consists of sections, beginning with an introduction, then a piano ballad, before a guitar solo leads to an operatic interlude. A hard rock part follows this and it concludes with a coda. Brian May used his guitar to create the chime effect in Bohemian Rhapsody. This musical format of writing a song as a suite with changes in style, tone and tempo throughout was uncommon in most mainstream pop and rock music but common in progressive rock. The music of progressive rock was characterised by dramatic contrasts, frequent shifts in tempo and in rhythmic character from one section of a composition to the next. Bands from the genre had blended rock with classical music, its structural features and compositional practices, as well as using classical music instrumentation. Bicycle Race (1978) Bicycle Race was written by Freddie Mercury. It starts with a chorus unaccompanied by instruments. The song has an unusual chord progression with numerous modulations, a change of meter (from 4/4 to 6/8) in the bridge, and multitracked vocal and guitar harmonies. The lyrics are topical for the time and contain social, political and pop-culture references, such as religion, Vietnam War, Watergate, drugs, fictional characters, and the films Jaws and Star Wars. Don't Stop Me Now (1979) Don't Stop Me Now was written by Freddie Mercury. The song provides an example of Queen's trademark style of multitrack harmony vocals for the chorus lines. According to a study done by cognitive neuroscientist, Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now' is The Most Feel-Good Song Of All Time. Musically the song builds on Mercury's piano playing, with John Deacon and Roger Taylor providing a bass guitar and drums backing track. The song also provides an example of Queen's trademark style of multitrack harmony vocals for the chorus lines. Under Pressure (1981) Under Pressure was written and recorded in collaboration with David Bowie. Under Pressure evolved from a jam session that Bowie had with the band at Queen's studio in Montreux, Switzerland. It was credited as being co-written by the five musicians. The scat singing that dominates much of the song is evidence of the jam-beginnings as improvisation. http://groti.blogspot.co.id/?m=1
How To Delete Hotmail Account
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Why Does My Cat Scratch So Much?
Introduction Your cat has a lot of energy and needs to scratch. But scratching the couch, curtains, or other furniture isn't really an option for her—and it's not something that you want her to do either! So how do you keep your feline friend happy while keeping your home intact? Cats scratch because they instinctively want to sharpen their claws. The reason why cats scratch is because they instinctively want to sharpen their claws. You might have heard it said that cats scratch trees and furniture to sharpen their nails, but the truth is that they don't need sharpened claws in order to hunt. They can do fine with blunt ones. The habit of scratching as a natural behavior comes from an instinctive urge to mark territory and show affection (to other cats). Cats will also use scratching as an outlet for stress or frustration if they feel uncomfortable or frustrated in their environment. Cats scratch so that they can remove the old outer layer of their claws. You may have noticed that your cat has a thick outer layer of his claws. Cats need to remove this old layer in order to allow new layers of keratin to grow underneath it. The old outer layer is replaced by new layers of keratin, but the new inner layers are soft and tender, so they can't protect themselves until they're fully developed. For this reason, cats scratch so that they can remove the old outer layer and allow for healthy growth underneath! Scratching helps release pent-up energy in cats. You've probably noticed that your cat scratches a lot. If you're like me, you might have wondered why your kitty needs to scratch so much — and whether it's hurting them. The answer is more complex than you might think: scratching serves several purposes in cats' lives, from stretching out their bodies and exercising their muscles to marking territory, removing the old outer layer of their claws, or even just calming down after an exciting day. As a cat owner myself who has rescued many cats from shelters over the years and fostered many more (I currently have eight domesticated felines), I know how important it is to provide them with opportunities for this behavior in their daily lives. Scratching provides beneficial exercise; it also helps keep cats' muscles healthy and strong by helping them stretch out when they're feeling stiff or pent-up energy levels are high. If your kitty tends to scratch too much without being able to use up all his energy through playtime outside or exercise indoors (such as running back and forth across the room), then try teaching him some new tricks while he's engaged in another activity such as playing with a wand toy—this will help him release his pent-up energy while also improving his confidence level! Cats scratch to stretch out their bodies and exercise their muscles. Scratching is an instinctive behavior for cats. When they scratch, they stretch their bodies and exercise the muscles in their paws and legs. Cats also use their claws to mark territory; this is called scent-marking. Scratching can relieve stress that cats feel from being confined indoors or from boredom. Scent-marking helps protect your cat from other cats in the neighborhood who might want to take over your house! It's not just about marking—scratching also helps cats sharpen their claws for hunting prey and defends against enemies like dogs or even humans (they're sharp!). The act of scratching also releases pent-up energy; it's a great way for kittens to burn off energy and keep them calm when you're busy trying to finish up work at home or if your kitty has been cooped up inside all day while you're away at work or school. If you think of these reasons as "why" instead of "how", it'll help clear up any confusion about why cats do what they do! Cats scratch when they're bored or have too much energy. Scratching is a normal cat behavior. Cats are very active, and scratch when they have pent up energy. They also scratch when they are bored or in need of some mental stimulation. Scratching allows your cat to release their stress by exercising their muscles and also helps them sharpen their claws, which you’ve probably noticed them cleaning just as much as they clean themselves! In addition, cats love to climb on things like trees and furniture, so scratching can help them do this more effectively. In addition to climbing and scratching, cats sleep almost 20 hours a day! This means that if you provide an adequate amount of sleeping space for your cat (in other words: hideaway spots) then he might be less likely to choose something else—like your furniture—to sleep on instead. You can help your cat satisfy her scratching instincts. If you want your cat to stop scratching, stop scolding her. Cats scratch because they need to, and punishing them for doing what comes naturally only causes resentment on both sides. Instead of disciplining your cat for scratching furniture or other objects in the house, provide her with a variety of appropriate surfaces so she can satisfy her urge for self-grooming in a safe way. You can also invest in commercial scratching posts that are specially designed to be attractive and durable enough for cats to use regularly. You should also try to ensure that your cat has regular playtime with you or another feline companion so she gets plenty of opportunities for physical activity and mental stimulation on a daily basis (if you don't have another feline friend handy). If you'd like to give this method an extra boost, consider adding more toys into the mix—many cats enjoy playing with toys specifically designed for them—and taking time every day to spend some quality bonding time together while playing fetch or engaging in other activities that will keep both of those wonderful paws busy! The best way to keep your cat from destroying your home is to provide her with a variety of scratching surfaces, like a cardboard box or a cat scratching post, and to make sure she is getting regular activity through playtime with you or another feline companion. The best way to keep your cat from destroying your home is to provide her with a variety of scratching surfaces. For example, you can buy a cardboard box or a cat scratching post and make sure that she gets regular activity through playtime with you or another feline companion. Conclusion We hope that this article was helpful in answering your question about why your cat scratches so much. If you’re looking for solutions to the problem, we recommend providing your cat with plenty of safe surfaces to scratch on and giving her regular playtime with you or another feline friend. If that doesn’t work, then consult with a veterinarian who can help determine if there might be additional reasons why she is scratching excessively—like an infection or allergies—and treat those accordingly