"Extraordinary" is a song by British electronic group Clean Bandit, featuring vocals from Sharna Bass. It was written by Jack Patterson, Jimmy Napes, Grace Chatto and Gustave Rudman.
The song was issued as the fifth single from Clean Bandit's debut studio album, New Eyes (2014). The single and its remix EP were first released in Ireland on 16 May 2014, and was released in the United Kingdom on 18 May 2014.
The music video was filmed in Cuba. It was released onto YouTube on 2 April 2014 at a total length of four minutes and seventeen seconds. The video was made by the group and features Sharna Bass, who provides vocals for the track.
The Guardian said that "there's a lot going on in the recent single Extraordinary – steel drums, pizzicato strings, rumbling timpani, cut-up vocal samples, chattering electronics – but you'd never notice, partly because the production is so polite and anaemic that it saps the constant musical shifts of their power, and partly because it's all buried underneath another rotten song, this time a kind of uplifting Emile Sandé-esque ballad: the result is about as extraordinary as branch of Tesco Express".
"Extraordinary" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Mandy Moore. The first single released from her 2007 album Wild Hope, it is also the first track on the album.
The song differs significantly from her earlier work. Whereas songs such as "Candy" and "I Wanna Be with You" are synthesized bubblegum pop, "Extraordinary" has a more organic and instrumental sound; it features violins, drums, and guitars. According to Moore's official MySpace blog, the song explores her feelings of inferiority and her effort to break free from thoughts.
The song was first released to Moore's MySpace page on January 29, 2007. It was released to the iTunes Store, Apple Inc.'s music store, on April 10, 2007, which was Moore's 23rd birthday. Moore performed the song live for the first time at the official first televised ceremony of the Brick Awards on The CW, though she has also performed the song at a number of smaller gigs. The song is included in the trailer of the film Georgia Rule, which stars Lindsay Lohan. The song was also played on an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition where Moore was brought to the family's new home.
A genius is a person who displays exceptional intellectual ability or originality, typically to a degree that is associated with the achievement of new advances in a domain of knowledge. Despite the presence of scholars in many subjects in history, many geniuses have shown high achievements only in a single subject, unlike the talented people. There is no scientifically precise definition of genius, and the question of whether the notion itself has any real meaning has long been a subject of debate, although psychologists are converging on a definition that emphasizes creativity and eminent achievement.
In ancient Rome, the genius (plural in Latin genii) was the guiding spirit or tutelary deity of a person, family (gens), or place (genius loci). The noun is related to the Latin verbgenui, genitus, "to bring into being, create, produce". Because the achievements of exceptional individuals seemed to indicate the presence of a particularly powerful genius, by the time of Augustus the word began to acquire its secondary meaning of "inspiration, talent". The term genius acquired its modern sense in the eighteenth century, and is a conflation of two Latin terms: genius, as above, and ingenium, a related noun referring to our innate dispositions, talents and inborn nature. Beginning to blend the concepts of the divine and the talented, the Encyclopédie article on genius (génie) describes such a person as "he whose soul is more expansive and struck by the feelings of all others; interested by all that is in nature never to receive an idea unless it evokes a feeling; everything excites him and on which nothing is lost."
Genius (also known as the Genius Math Tool) is a freeopen sourcenumerical computing environment and programming language, similar in some aspects to MATLAB, GNU Octave, Mathematica and Maple. Genius is aimed at mathematical experimentation
rather than computation intensive tasks. It is also very useful as just a calculator. The programming language is called GEL and aims to have a
mathematically friendly syntax. The software comes with a command line and a GUI interface which uses the GTK+ libraries. The graphical version supports both 2D and 3D
plotting. The graphical version includes a set of tutorials originally aimed at in class demonstrations.
Genius was the original calculator for the GNOME project started in 1997, but was split into a separate project soon after the 0.13 release of GNOME in 1998. Because of this ancestry, it was also known as Genius Calculator or GNOME Genius. There was an attempt to merge Genius and the Dr. Geointeractive geometry software, but this merge never materialized. Version 1.0 was released in 2007 almost 10 years after the initial release.
Genius is a free program that helps users memorize information.
Users can create lists of items to study, which include a 'Question' and an 'Answer' for each item. Genius organizes the information and tests the user using an intelligent spaced repetition method that's based on past performance.
The first time an item is shown both the question and the answer is shown. Each subsequent time only one is shown and the user is prompted to type the other into a text area. If the user answers adequately, the program moves on to the next item; otherwise it shows what was typed incorrectly.
Each study session goes through a fraction of the items on a long list, and often many study sessions are needed to cover every item.
Uriel H. Wallace Jr., a U.S. Army veteran and retired educator, died on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, of congestive heart failure at Pennsylvania Hospital. He was 91. He was a longtime resident of West Philadelphia. He was born on May 22, 1927, in Philadelphia to the late Uriel H. Wallace Sr., a Jamaican immigrant, and Ivy Booth Wallace ... His genius went beyond art and poetry, as an extraordinary teacher of youth of all ages ... in 1948 ... Perry C ... .......
The lost resting place of British poet and artist William Blake was finally marked on Sunday with a gravestone, almost 200 years after he died ... "It matters that we recognise those who have contributed to our cultural heritage, and no creative genius has influenced people to the extraordinary extent as William Blake," NickDuncan, a trustee of the BlakeSociety, said in a press release ... He added ... __________________. Read more.....
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson was among hundreds of people at the unveiling of a gravestone marking the exact resting place of artist and poet William Blake, nearly 200 years after his death ... It spans generations.” ... So that’s wonderful ... “He is extraordinary ... “It matters that we recognise those who have contributed to our cultural heritage, and no creative genius has influenced people to the extraordinary extent as William Blake ... ....
"Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.". This rather obscure quote attributed to Albert Einstein (a true genius) exaggerates the challenge of identifying the innate qualities that each of us possesses and applying those qualities to our careers ... We should not be surprised to find such extraordinary talent hidden in our employees....
The Reformation and Renaissance set in motion a cultural awakening as well as an unusual concentration of human genius and extraordinary wisdom that culminated in the birth of a new nation, the United States — dedicated to the rule of law, separation of powers and limited government, and accountability to its citizens whose rights were God-given ......
The World Cup is long overdue a shock winner ... There hasn't even been a shock finalist, really, since Czechoslovakia in 1962 ... Panicking, the HNS acted ... Vitally, he wasn't Cacic ... In a World Cup in which teams based around individuals – Brazil, Portugal, Argentina – have faltered, he has demonstrated how individual genius can be harnessed for the good of the collective. Croatia's progress has been a matter of the most extraordinary will ... ....
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“Nina Simone was a genius and a revolutionary. Coretta Scott King was a genius, a courageous woman and a revolutionary. Shirley Graham DuBois was extraordinary, again a genius, a revolutionary I don't think I have to say anything on Winnie Mandela and Indira Gandhi.” ... “They made personal and professional sacrifices to use their intellect and creative genius to struggle against capitalism, neo-colonialism and white supremacy ... .......
Now she was better known for their train wreck of a relationship and an intractable drug addiction that eventually led to her death ... I was a casual fan. But I re-listened to all of her work while making the film and realized her extraordinary power—this ability to inject you in the heart with an adrenaline of emotion. It's a kind of weird genius ... Recommended Slideshows ....
What was the inspiration to work on this book?. I'm fascinated by origin stories ... It took a great deal of deep diving into the depths of history but eventually I emerged with a portrait of an extraordinary young boy genius. Chanakya ... Ashok Banker. You have used the word 'deep diving' to create this work ... Chanakya is a trilogy and two more books covering the extraordinary years of his childhood and young adulthood are already complete ... ....