At This Moment

"At This Moment" is a song that was first recorded by Billy Vera & The Beaters in 1981 during a string of performances at the Roxy in West Hollywood (January 15–17) and featured on their self-titled live album, Billy and the Beaters, released that year on the American subsidiary of Japan's Alfa Records.

When it was originally released as a single (Alfa 7005), as the follow-up to the album's first single, "I Can Take Care of Myself"[1] (which had become the band's first Billboard Top 40 hit[2]), "At this Moment" stalled on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #79 at the end of 1981.

Then, when the song was included on several episodes of the NBC sitcom Family Ties during the 1985-86 season as the love song associated with Alex P. Keaton (played by Michael J. Fox) and his girlfriend Ellen Reed (played by Tracy Pollan, whom Fox eventually married in real life), the exposure renewed interest in the song. Reissue label Rhino Records purchased the track from the band's original record label, Alfa (the American subsidiary of which was by then inactive), and re-released it in its original version as Rhino 74403. The tune then began a revived chart run, eventually hitting #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100[3] and Adult Contemporary charts in January 1987. The song also hit the Billboard R&B Chart and the Billboard Hot Country Chart. As the song was starting to take off it came to the attention of Ron Carpentier President of RCI Music Promotion who was hired on the promotion of the song to radio and soon after the song hit the Billboard Hot Country Chart. It quickly sold over a million copies in the United States, becoming one of the last Gold-certified singles in the 45 RPM format. The song crossed over to the R&B and Country formats, reaching #40 Country; as country was moving away from pop influence at the time, "At This Moment" would be the last song to appear on the country charts and reach number one on the pop charts for 13 years.[4]

"At This Moment," sung by Billy Vera, had a unique beginning, as it had mediocre success after its initial release, then had second life years later. This second run of the song was much more successful and it was a number 1 hit. The origin of the second release was also unusual. The song's airtime on a hit television show caused an unintentional and unexpected fury of mystery and popularity surrounding this "mystery" song. Once the song aired on an episode of Family Ties, the song immediately ignited a fury around the nation. The next day following the introduction of the song on the show, dozens of people, who had heard the song while watching Family Ties, called into radio stations across the U.S., eager to learn the song title and singer's name. Radio stations and record company executives scrambled to make the song available as a single on the radio and for purchase for customers. The song had heavy radio play for weeks after the initial Family Ties episode that featured the song.

In an interview with Rachael Ray in 2007, Michael J. Fox good-naturedly said, "Tracy and I couldn't get on the dance floor anywhere in the world for like ten years without them playing 'What did you think...' "[5]

A cover version was recorded by country music singer Neal McCoy on his 1990 debut album, also titled At This Moment. McCoy's version was released as a single, but did not chart. Another cover version of the song appears on Michael Bublé's 2009 album, Crazy Love. The song has gone on to become a modern standard with dozens of covers, including Tom Jones, Freda Payne, Danny Boone, Arthur Prysock, Wayne Newton, blues singer Little Milton and soul singer Will Downing. Seth MacFarlane also sang the song's opening lines in the character of Brian Griffin in the Family Guy episode "Brian the Bachelor", as well as in the title character in the 2015 film, Ted 2.

"At This Moment"
Single by Billy Vera and the Beaters
from the album Billy and the Beaters
Released1981 (rerelease 1986)
RecordedJanuary 17, 1981
VenueRoxy Theatre, West Hollywood, California
GenreBlue eyed soul
Length4:21
LabelAlfa, Rhino
Songwriter(s)Billy Vera
Producer(s)Jeff Baxter
Billy Vera and the Beaters singles chronology
"I Can Take Care of Myself"
(1981)
"At This Moment"
(1981)

Chart peaks

Chart (1981) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 Singles 79
Chart (1987) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 Singles 1
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 1
US R&B Singles 70
US Billboard Hot Country Singles 42
Canadian RPM Top Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 1
UK Singles Chart 32
Dutch Singles Charts 26
New Zealand Singles Charts 50

References

  1. ^ Billy Vera Discography @Billy Vera's Official Site Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  2. ^ Chart position for "I Can Take Care of Myself" @AllMusic.com Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  3. ^ "Billy Vera & the Beaters". Billboard.
  4. ^ https://qz.com/quartzy/1592928/old-town-road-is-only-the-third-country-song-in-30-years-to-make-it-to-make-it-to-no-1/
  5. ^ "Michael J. Fox and Rachael Ray". YouTube. April 27, 2007. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
.to

.to is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) of the island kingdom of Tonga.

The government of Tonga sells domains in its ccTLD to any interested party. The .to ccTLD is administered by the Tonga Network Information Center (Tonic).Because to is a common English preposition, it became popular to craft memorable URLs called domain hacks that take advantage of this; URL shortening/redirection services (e.g. go.to) are a popular use. Other domain hacks do not use the to as a preposition but rather as a syllable inside of a word, including Daniel J. Bernstein's website cr.yp.to, London web development company Potato p.ota.to, and uploading services such as uloz.to (which means "save it" in Czech and Slovak).

"T.O." (tee-oh) is also a common nickname for Toronto, Canada and is used as a city domain extension as exemplified by popular Toronto sites www.dine.to (Dining in Toronto) and www.jobs.to (Job Bank Toronto). This domain extension is also used for the city of Torino (Turin), Italy.

As the .to domains are purchased, all normal DNS operations are possible and registered sites are not required to display ads on behalf of the registrar. Some domains are free, like .edu.to, but only to real Tongan educational institutions. At this moment businesses registered in Tonga can also get free domains. People who sell on .to domains can claim a commission.

.to is one of the few ccTLDs that (officially) do not maintain a (public) WHOIS database providing registrant information. It is possible to contact domain registrants via tonic.to by typing the domain in the domain search field under "New Domain Name".The top-level domain to itself had an A record and a HTTP server since at least 1998.The .to registry allows the creation of emoji domain names and the .to registrar, Register.TO, supports the search and registration of .to emoji domain names.

1980 State of the Union Address

The 1980 State of the Union address was given by President Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States, to a joint session of the 96th United States Congress on Monday, January 21, 1980. He addressed the Iran Hostage Crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan: "At this time in Iran, 50 Americans are still held captive, innocent victims of terrorism and anarchy. Also at this moment, massive Soviet troops are attempting to subjugate the fiercely independent and deeply religious people of Afghanistan." The speech lasted 32 minutes and 4 seconds. and contained 3412 words.The Republican Party response was delivered by Senator Ted Stevens (AK) and Representative John Rhodes (AZ).

2000 State of the Union Address

The 2000 State of the Union address was given by U.S. President Bill Clinton to a joint session of the 106th United States Congress on January 27, 2000.

Clinton began the speech by saying, "We are fortunate to be alive at this moment in history. Never before has our nation enjoyed, at once, so much prosperity and social progress with so little internal crisis or so few external threats. Never before have we had such a blessed opportunity and, therefore, such a profound obligation to build the more perfect union of our founders' dreams." Clinton discussed many topics in the address, including education, health care, crime, the global economy, technology, and the environment.It was Clinton's last State of the Union address. He left office on January 20, 2001. It was also the longest State of the Union address in recorded history at 1:29.

This State of the Union address is notable for being the first since Reagan's 1986 State of the Union Address that all 9 members of the Supreme Court were absent. It is speculated that their absence was due to Clinton's recent impeachment.

At This Moment (album)

At This Moment is the debut album of American country music artist Neal McCoy, released in 1990 on Atlantic Records Nashville. "If I Built You a Fire", "Hillbilly Blue" and "This Time I Hurt Her More Than She Loves Me" were all released as singles from this album. Although "Hillbilly Blue" did not chart, the other two singles both entered the lower regions of the Hot Country Songs charts. "If I Built You a Fire" was a Top 20 country hit in Canada as well.

Billy Vera

Billy Vera (born William Patrick McCord; May 28, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, author and music historian. He has been a singer and songwriter since the 1960s, his most successful record being "At This Moment", a US number 1 hit in 1987. He continues to perform with his group Billy Vera & The Beaters, and won a Grammy Award in 2013.

Boing (Africa)

Boing is an African channel operated by Warner Bros. through its African units that first broadcast on May 30, 2015. The channel airs programming that is no longer transmitted by the African versions of some networks, such as the European versions, particularly the French versions.

At this moment, the channel can be seen on Montage Cable TV in Nigeria and Sentech's Mobile TV in South Africa. On January 1, 2017 the channel became available to AzamTV subscribers. The channel does not have a website. The French version of Boing is broadcast in the French-speaking countries of Africa.

Don Quixote (ballet)

Don Quixote is a ballet in four acts and eight scenes, based on episodes taken from the famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. It was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus and first presented by the Ballet of the Imperial Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow, Russia on 26 December [O.S. 14 December] 1869. Petipa and Minkus revised the ballet into a far more expanded and elaborated edition in five acts and eleven scenes for the Imperial Ballet, first presented on 21 November [O.S. 9 November] 1871 at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre of St. Petersburg.

All modern productions of the Petipa/Minkus ballet are derived from the version staged by Alexander Gorsky for the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow in 1900, a production the ballet master staged for the Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg in 1902.

FK Inter Bratislava

FK Inter Bratislava (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈintɛɾ ˈbɾatislaʋa]) is a Slovak football club based in Bratislava, playing its home matches at this moment at the stadium in Stupava. The club will be competing in 2. liga, the second tier in the Slovak football league system, after winning 3. liga Bratislava in the 2016–17 season.

Historicization

The principle of historicisation is a fundamental part of the aesthetic developed by the German modernist theatre practitioner Bertolt Brecht.

In his poem "Speech to Danish working-class actors on the art of observation", Brecht offers a vivid portrait of the attitude he suggested an actor should cultivate:

For the actor, "historicisation" constitutes a fundamental interpretative attitude (what Brecht calls a "grund-gestus").

Itztlacoliuhqui

In Aztec mythology, Itztlacoliuhqui is the god of frost. He also represents matter in its lifeless state.

The Nahuatl name Itztlacoliuhqui is usually translated into English as "Curved Obsidian Blade". J. Richard Andrews contends that this is a mistranslation, and that the correct interpretation is "Everything Has Become Bent by Means of Coldness", or "Plant-Killer-Frost".In the Aztec calendar, Itztlacoliuhqui is the lord of the thirteen days from 1 Lizard to 13 Vulture. The preceding thirteen days are ruled over by Patecatl, and the following thirteen by Tlazolteotl.

The creation of this god appeared in the Aztec myth of creation. Tonatiuh, the Sun god, demanded obedience and sacrifice from the other gods before he will move. Enraged at his arrogance, the god of dawn and the planet Venus, Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, shoots an arrow at the Sun. However, the dart misses its mark, and the Sun throws his own back at the morning star, piercing the Lord of Dawn through the head. At this moment, Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli is transformed into the god of obsidian stone and coldness, Itztlacoliuhqui.

Itztlacoliuhqui is a part of a holy trinity of birth, life, and death. He takes the place of death in this particular trinity. Birth is taken by Tezcatlipoca and life by Itzpapalotl, Itztlacoliuhqui's female counterpart.

Itztlacoliuhqui's iconography depicts a straw broom (tlachpānōni) in his hand, symbolizing the function of this wintry death deity as the cleaner of the way for new life to emerge thereafter.

Ketolide

Ketolides are antibiotics belonging to the macrolide group. Ketolides are derived from erythromycin by substituting the cladinose sugar with a keto-group and attaching a cyclic carbamate group in the lactone ring. These modifications give ketolides much broader spectrum than other macrolides. Moreover, ketolides are effective against macrolide-resistant bacteria, due to their ability to bind at two sites at the bacterial ribosome as well as having a structural modification that makes them poor substrates for efflux-pump mediated resistance.Ketolides block protein synthesis by binding to ribosomal subunits and may also inhibit the formation of newly forming ribosomes. According to a recent study comparing the action of the classic macrolides erythromycin and azithromycin with ketolides, which are used to treat serious infections, the more powerful drugs (ketolides) were the more "leaky" in blocking the production of proteins. The researchers were surprised to discover that ketolides, which are known to be better antibiotics, allow for many more proteins to be made compared to the older, less efficient macrolides. As a result, it is now believed that allowing cells to make some proteins could be much more damaging for a microbe than not letting it make any proteins at all. The findings may point the way to better and more potent antibiotics.

The only ketolide on the market at this moment is telithromycin, which is sold under the brand name of Ketek. Other ketolides in development include cethromycin and solithromycin.

Sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – 49er

The Mixed 49er was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics program in Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre. sixteen races were scheduled and completed with two discards. 38 sailors, on 19 boats, from 19 nation competed.

Sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Finn

The Men's Finn was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics program in Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre. Eleven races were scheduled and completed with one discard. 25 sailors, on 25 boats, from 25 nation competed.

Sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 470

The Men's 470 was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics program in Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre, in the 470 dinghy. Eleven races were scheduled and completed. 54 sailors, on 27 boats, from 27 nation competed.

Sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Star

The Men's Star was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics program in Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre. Eleven races were scheduled and completed with one discard. 34 sailors, on 17 boats, from 17 nation competed.

Sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Tornado

The Mixed Tornado was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics program in Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre. Eleven races were scheduled and completed with one discard. 34 sailors, on 17 boats, from 17 nation competed.

Teleport (Amsterdam)

Teleport is a neighborhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands in the urban district of Westpoort.

Teleport was founded in the eighties of the twentieth century as an office location with the designation of "Telematics." Therefore, it has specific facilities in that area. The neighborhood has connections by road through the A10 motorway, railway lines, buses and underground (the Amsterdam Sloterdijk railway station). The borders of the neighborhood are to the West the Seineweg, to the North The Basisweg, to the East the A10 motorway and to the South the N200 highway (the Haarlemmerweg).

At this moment around 20,000 are working in the area; in the future it would be around 35,000. The city of Amsterdam has made plans to realize this by designing a new tram and bus station at the Carrascoplein. Other plans include a large plaza around the train station and the development of other types of centers such as schools, cultural and sports facilities, hotels and shops. The street names in the area are derived mostly from international airports around the world: Orlyplein, Naritaweg, Kimpoweg.

The office buildings Millennium Tower, Crystal Tower, La Guardia Plaza and the building of the Belastingdienst (Tax and Customs Administration) are among the highest buildings in the city of Amsterdam.

Volta-Bani War

The Volta-Bani War was an anti-colonial rebellion which took place in French West Africa (now Burkina Faso and Mali) between 1915 and 1917. It was a war between an indigenous African force drawn from a heterogeneous coalition of local peoples who rose against the French Army. At its height in 1916 the rebels mustered from 15,000–20,000 men and fought on several fronts. After about a year and several setbacks, the French army defeated the insurgents and jailed or executed their leaders but resistance continued until 1917.The war started after the 1915 rainy season, when a group of representatives from around a dozen villages gathered at Bona where they resolved to take up arms against the French occupiers. This took place in the context of World War I and introduction of conscription for the French Army. There was also widespread optimism that the colonial government could be beaten at this moment of weakness. It went through various phases as the colonial army organised two suppression campaigns but initially failed in its purpose, in the face of fierce opposition and superior tactics. The Volta-Bani War is one of the most significant armed oppositions to colonial government anywhere in Africa. It was the main reason for the creation of the colony of Haute Volta (now Burkina Faso) after World War I, by splitting off seven districts from the large colony of Haut-Sénégal and Niger.The name "Volta-Bani War" was coined in the book West African Challenge to Empire: Culture and History in the Volta-Bani War, which is an anthropological analysis and detailed description of these confrontations, on the basis of military archives documents and an elaborate understanding of the region based on ethnographic fieldwork and oral history. The book won the Amaury Talbot Prize of the Royal Anthropological Institute for 2002. A fictional account of the revolt was the subject of one of the important early literary works of West Africa, Nazi Boni's Crépuscule des temps anciens (1962).

Íslandspóstur

Íslandspóstur is the national postal service of Iceland. It dates back to the year 1776 when Christian VII, king of Denmark (and at the time also Iceland) ordered a mail service to be established in the country. Two years later, regular postal sailings begun between Iceland and Denmark, once a year. The first Icelandic postage stamps were published in 1873, and at the same time, the Icelandic postal system was being organised under a special board and the first post offices being established. In 1935, the postal service and the national telephone company were merged under the name Póstur og sími (Post and telephone). In 1998, that governmental company was split up into two companies, Landssími Íslands (the telephone company) and Íslandspóstur. Landsími Íslands has since been privatized. Íslandspóstur has one of the greatest numbers of employees in Iceland, at nearly 1,200. A large number of new post offices throughout the country are being planned at this moment to tighten the distribution net and better the services of the company.

Íslandspóstur is a member of the Small European Postal Administration Cooperation.

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