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My Hero

My Hero is a BBC sitcom created by Paul Mendelson. The programme ran for six series, first broadcast in February 2000, and concluding in September 2006. The series follows the antics of the dim-witted superhero "Thermoman", portrayed by Ardal O'Hanlon in series one to five and by James Dreyfus in the final series. The series was regularly directed by John Stroud. In the UK, the digital channel Gold regularly re-runs the programme, although the last series has yet to appear on the channel. In the United States it was shown on PBS and, briefly, BBC America. In Australia, UKTV offered re-runs of the first three series, while BBC Entertainment provided repeats for Scandinavia.

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Rag Mop

"Rag Mop" was a popular American song of the late 1940s-early 1950s. The song, a 12-bar blues, was written by Tulsa Western Swing bandleader Johnnie Lee Wills and steel guitarist Deacon Anderson and published in 1949. Considered a novelty song, the lyrics consisted mostly of spelling out the title of the song; because of the spelling used in the song, it is sometimes referred to as "Ragg Mopp." While Johnnie Lee Wills and his band recorded it for Bullet Records in 1950, the most popular version of this song was recorded by The Ames Brothers, and released by Coral Records as catalog number 60140. The song was part of a double-sided hit; the flip side was "Sentimental Me." The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on January 6, 1950 and lasted 14 weeks on the chart, peaking at #1. The song was re-released in 1951 by Coral as catalog number 60397, with the flip side "Hoop-Dee-Doo". The group re-recorded the song several times. The 1950 recording is considered an example of proto-rock and roll as it contained elements that would later go into the defining of the genre.

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Faxinal

Faxinal is a municipality in the state of Paraná in the Southern Region of Brazil.

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Badley

Badley is a village and civil parish in Suffolk, England. It is located between Stowmarket and Needham Market, in the Mid Suffolk district. With an electorate of less than 100, it has an infrequent parish meeting rather than a parish council.

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Distré

Distré is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.

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Computer operator

A role in IT, computer operators oversee the running of computer systems, ensuring that the machines and computers are running properly. The former role of a computer operator was to work with mainframe computers which required a great deal of management day-to-day, however nowadays they often work with a variety of different systems and applications. The computer operator normally works in a server room or a data center, but can also work remotely so that they can operate systems across multiple sites. Most of their duties are taught on the job, as their job description will vary according to the systems and set-up they help manage. The role also includes maintaining records and logging events, listing each backup that is run, each machine malfunction and program abnormal termination. Operators assist System administrators and programmers in testing and debugging of new systems and programs prior to their becoming production environments. Modern-day computing has led to a greater proliferation of personal computers, with a rapid change from older mainframe systems to newer self-managing systems. This is reflected in the operator's role.

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Fairline

Fairline was a regional airline based in Austria. It ceased operations in 2004.

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Politiken

Politiken is a leading Danish daily broadsheet newspaper, published by JP/Politikens Hus in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was founded in 1884 and played a role in the formation of the Danish Social Liberal Party. Since 1970 it has been independent of the party but maintains a liberal and centre-left stance. It now runs an online newspaper, politiken.dk. The paper's design has recently won several international awards, and a number of its journalists have won the Cavling Prize.

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Queimadas, Bahia

Queimadas is a municipality in the state of Bahia in the North-East region of Brazil.

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Soleas

The soleas is an extension of the sanctuary platform in an Eastern Orthodox temple. The soleas projects beyond the iconostasis, forming a narrow walkway running the full length of the iconostasis. In the center of the soleas is the ambon, directly in front of the Holy Doors, where the communicants stand to receive Holy Communion and where the clergy come out for public prayers, sermons, etc. At either side of the soleas are places for two choirs, called the kliros. In some major churches in Greece, the soleas sometimes extends far out from the iconostasis into the nave. On it will be two choirs to either side, the bema to one side and the Bishop's throne on the other. The Solea will be separated from the main part of the nave by a waist-high wall with icons and a central opening. Liturgically in these churches, the Solea will be where the Deacon stands to read the petitions, where the readings will take place and where the people will come to receive communion

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Electronic ticket

An electronic ticket is a digital ticket. The term is most commonly associated with airline issued tickets. Electronic ticketing for urban or rail public transport is usually referred to as travel card or transit pass. It is also used in ticketing in the entertainment industry. An electronic ticket system is a more efficient method of ticket entry, processing and marketing for companies in the railways, flight and other transport and entertainment industries.

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Character flaw

In the creation and criticism of fictional works, a character flaw is a limitation, imperfection, problem, phobia, or deficiency present in a character who may be otherwise very functional. The flaw can be a problem that directly affects the character's actions and abilities, such as a violent temper. Alternatively, it can be a simple foible or personality defect, which affects the character's motives and social interactions, but little else. Flaws can add depth and humanity to the characters in a narrative. For example, the sheriff with a gambling addiction, the action hero who is afraid of heights, or a lead in a romantic comedy who must overcome his insecurity regarding male pattern baldness are all characters whose flaws help provide dimension. Perhaps the most widely cited and classic of character flaws is Achilles' famous heel. In general, flaws can be categorized as minor, major, or tragic.

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The Golden Horde

The Golden Horde were a rock, punk, neo-psychedelic, pop band based in Dublin, Ireland. The most renowned line-up of the band was: Sam Steiger, John Connor, Peter O'Kennedy, Des O' Byrne & Simon Carmody, although at their very first live performance, there were 13 band members on stage. The group disbanded in spring 1994, members going their separate ways, to pursue a variety of personal projects. Even though the band experienced some commercial success, that has always been overshadowed by a cult underground following they retain to the present. More significant, was their influence on a variety of alternative musical acts, which continues to propagate further with the digitization of rare, unreleased or live recordings and performances. Their own music was inspired by punk rock bands such as The Ramones, Johnny Thunders, The Damned and The Cramps. 1960s Psychedelia, Soul and Garage Rock. The Stooges, The Velvet Underground and UK/US early 1970s Glam rock. As well as rock artists such as The Faces, Big Star, Slade, Badfinger and the Rolling Stones.

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Air Rescue

Air Rescue is a Sega arcade game released in 1992. A Sega Master System game of the same name was released later in 1992, but had little in common with the arcade version. The two games have been seen as an attempt to continue the legacy of Choplifter, which Sega had adapted into a hit arcade game, without access to the brand itself.

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Chokmah

Chokmah is the eleventh studio album of German pop singer Nena, released in 2001. It received mixed reviews, the majority being positive. It spawned one successful single, "Carpe Diem", and foreshadowed the comeback Nena achieved with her next album, Nena feat. Nena.

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Barrême

Barrême is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France.

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Rebasing

In computing, rebasing is one of the following:

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