Database 2015

CHESS • Chessbase Correspondence Database 2015  Games

Posted by chesskom at Nov. 9, 2015
CHESS • Chessbase Correspondence Database 2015

Chessbase Correspondence Database 2015
2015 | English / German | CD-ROM | 719.5 MB

Corr Database 2015 is an extensive collection of correspondence games, featuring classical correspondence games played by mail as well as email games. The CD contains 1 274 459 games from 1804 until 2015 including all games of the correspondence chess world championships 1-27, correspondence chess olympics 1-18, correspondence chess european championships, national chamionships (AUS, CSR, DEN, GER, NED, USA). Corr 2015 also features a correspondence chess playerbase, which includes about 79 800 names. A must for every player of correspondence chess!

CHESS GAMES • Mega Database 2015 DVD  Games

Posted by chesskom at Dec. 5, 2014
CHESS GAMES • Mega Database 2015 DVD

CHESS GAMES • Mega Database 2015 DVD
2014-11-20 | English/German | CHESSBASE | ISO | 1.6 GB

The exclusive annotated database. Contains more than 6.1 millions games from 1560 to 2014 in the highest ChessBase quality standard. 68,000 games contain commentary from top players, with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, endgames.

Soft Machine - Switzerland 1974 (2015)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 23, 2015
Soft Machine - Switzerland 1974 (2015)

Soft Machine - Switzerland 1974 (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Cuneiform Records, Rune 395/396 | ~ 354 or 141 Mb | Scans(png) -> 143 Mb
DVD5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 1536 Kbps | ~ 4.31 Gb
Jazz Rock / Prog Rock

Cuneiform's list of stellar Soft Machine archival releases grew longer in February 2015 with this CD/DVD set documenting the group's appearance at the storied Montreux Jazz Festival on July 4, 1974. Switzerland 1974 captures the Softs taking a huge leap into electric guitar-augmented jazz-rock thanks to formidable axeman Allan Holdsworth's addition to the lineup of keyboardist/reedman Karl Jenkins, drummer John Marshall, bassist Roy Babbington, and keyboardist (and only original bandmember) Mike Ratledge…

Sonar - Black Light (2015)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 22, 2015
Sonar - Black Light (2015)

Sonar - Black Light (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 277 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 119 Mb
Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 343 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Experimental Rock, Minimalism | Cuneiform Records #Rune 414

Sonar and their mesmerizing/infuriating (choose depending on your perspective) music exploded on a unsuspecting world with Cuneiform's release of their album, Static Motion, 2 years ago. An instrumental rock quartet consisting of 2 guitars, bass and drums, they are a progressive, post-minimal, instrumental band from Switzerland. Their name stands for SONic ARchitecture, alluding to their intention of creating polymetrical soundscapes and highly structured aural spaces. Sonar's music is played live without any sequencers, loops or computers using a minimum amount of equipment: 2 guitars, a bass guitar, 3 small amplifiers und a basic drum kit. No effects are used to keep the music as clear, direct and immediate as possible. The group is very concerned about timbres, tension and release, group dynamics and instrumental interplay…

Thinking Plague - In This Life (1989/2015)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 13, 2015
Thinking Plague - In This Life (1989/2015)

Thinking Plague - In This Life (1989/2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 295 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 113 Mb
Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 107 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Avant-Prog, RIO | Cuneiform Records #Rune 407

Thinking Plague has been releasing impossible to categorize albums to a devoted fan-base for over 30 years. In This Life, originally released in 1989, was the group's 3rd album. It is probably their most popular release. It comes back into print for the first time in years in a newly remastered version overseen by the band and making its first-ever appearance on Cuneiform. Thinking Plague is a United States avant-garde progressive rock group founded in 1982 by guitarist/composer, Mike Johnson, and bass guitarist/drummer, Bob Drake. Based in Denver, Colorado, the band has been active off and on since 1982, taking on a number of musicians over the years. They have made six studio albums between 1984 and 2012, and released one live album recorded at NEARfest in 2000. Their music is a mix of rock, folk, jazz and 20th-century classical music. In spite of Johnson's dislike of the term, the band has often been categorized as a "RIO" band.
ARC Ensemble - Jerzy Fitelberg: String Quartets, Serenade, Sonatine, Nachtmusik (2015)

ARC Ensemble - Jerzy Fitelberg: String Quartets, Serenade, Sonatine, Nachtmusik (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 60:38 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10877

The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Toronto) presents a handful of world premiere recordings on this 2016 release in Chandos' Music in Exile series, focusing on the neglected music of Polish-American composer Jerzy Fitelberg. Once praised by Aaron Copland and Arthur Rubinstein for his cosmopolitan music, and honored with prestigious awards from the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation and the Koussevitsky Foundation, Fitelberg was all but forgotten after his death in 1951, due in part because his musical and cultural milieu had been left behind in Europe.
London Winds - Music for Winds: Janáček, Nielsen, Barber, Hindemith, Ligeti (2015)

London Winds - Music for Winds: Janáček, Nielsen, Barber, Hindemith, Ligeti (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 80:13 | 294 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10876

The ensemble London Winds, praised by BBC Music for its 'technical accomplishment, expressive commitment and warmth of timbre', presents in this recording great twentieth-century works for winds. It features music by Hindemith, Nielsen, and Janáček, and, from the next generation, Barber and Ligeti. Although not equally prolific (Kleine Kammermusik is Hindemith's single contribution to that genre while winds are generally more prominence in Nielsen's music), all these composers brought the wind repertoire back to prominence, after a quiet period of more than a century. The music is full of playfulness and European folk colours.
The Little Data Book on Financial Development 2015/2016 (World Development Indicators)

The Little Data Book on Financial Development 2015/2016 (World Development Indicators) by World Bank
English | Sep. 14, 2015 | ISBN: 1464805547 | 233 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

The Little Data Book on Financial Development 2015/2016 is a pocket edition of the Global Financial Development Database, published as part of the work on the Global Financial Development Report 2015/2016: Long-Term Finance. It contains 39 indicators of financial development in 202 economies, including measures of (1) financial depth, (2) access, (3) efficiency, and (4) stability of financial institutions and markets.

The Little Data Book on Financial Inclusion 2015 (World Development Indicators)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Feb. 25, 2017
The Little Data Book on Financial Inclusion 2015 (World Development Indicators)

The Little Data Book on Financial Inclusion 2015 (World Development Indicators) by World Bank
English | Apr. 8, 2015 | ISBN: 1464805520 | 178 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

The Little Data Book on Financial Inclusion 2015 is a pocket edition of the Global Financial Inclusion Database published in 2015 in “The Global Findex Database 2014: Measuring Financial Inclusion around the World” by Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper, Dorothe Singer, and Peter Van Oudheusden (World Bank Policy Research Paper 7255).

The State of Social Safety Nets 2015  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Feb. 25, 2017
The State of Social Safety Nets 2015

The State of Social Safety Nets 2015 by The World Bank
English | June 29, 2015 | ISBN: 1464805431 | 185 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

Over the last decade, a policy revolution has been underway in the developing and emerging world. Country after country is systematically providing non-contributory transfers to poor and vulnerable people, in order to protect them against economic shocks and to enable them to invest in themselves and their children. Social safety nets or social transfers, as these are called, have spread rapidly from their early prominence in the middle-income countries of Latin America and Europe increasingly to nations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East - and today, over 130 developing countries have made investments in social safety nets an important pillar of economic development policies.