Jillian Rose Banks was born in Orange County, California. Banks started writing songs at the age of fifteen. She taught herself piano when she received a keyboard from a friend to help her through her parents' divorce. She says she "felt very alone and helpless. I didn't know how to express what I was feeling or who to talk to."
2013–present: Breakthrough and Goddess
Banks used the audio distribution website SoundCloud to put out her music before securing a record deal. Her friend Lily Collins used her contacts to pass along her music to people in the industry; specifically Katy Perry's DJ Yung Skeeter, and she began working with the label Good Years Recordings. Her first official single, called "Before I Ever Met You" was released in February 2013. The song which had been on a private SoundCloud page ended up being played by BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe. Banks released her first EP Fall Over by IAMSOUND Records and Good Years Recordings.Billboard called her a "magnetic writer with songs to obsess over." Banks released her second EP called London by Harvest Records and Good Years Recordings in 2013 to positive reviews from music critics, receiving a 78 from Metacritic. Her song "Waiting Game" from the EP was featured in the 2013 Victoria's Secret holiday commercial.
London and the Thames were named in 1793 by Lord Simcoe, who proposed the site for the capital of Upper Canada. The first European settlement was between 1801 and 1804 by Peter Hagerman. The village was founded in 1826 and incorporated in 1855. Since then, London has grown to be the largest Southwestern Ontario municipality and Canada's 11th largest municipality, having annexed many of the smaller communities that surrounded it.
London is a regional centre of health care and education, being home to the University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College, and several hospitals. The city hosts a number of musical and artistic exhibits and festivals, which contribute to its tourism industry, but its economic activity is centred on education, medical research, insurance, and information technology. London's university and hospitals are among its top ten employers. London lies at the junction of Highway 401 and 402, connecting it to Toronto, Windsor, and Sarnia. It also has an international airport, train and bus station.
Charles Dickens' works are especially associated with London which is the setting for many of his novels. These works do not just use London as a backdrop but are about the city and its character.
Dickens described London as a Magic lantern, a popular entertainment of the Victorian era, which projected images from slides. Of all Dickens' characters 'none played as important a role in his work as that of London itself', it fired his imagination and made him write. In a letter to John Forster, in 1846, Dickens wrote 'a day in London sets me up and starts me', but outside of the city, 'the toil and labour of writing, day after day, without that magic lantern is IMMENSE!!'
However, of the identifiable London locations that Dickens used in his work, scholar Clare Pettitt notes that many no longer exist, and, while 'you can track Dickens' London, and see where things were, but they aren't necessarily still there'.
In addition to his later novels and short stories, Dickens' descriptions of London, published in various newspapers in the 1830s, were released as a collected edition Sketches by Boz in 1836.
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The MetOffice predicted thunderstorms across South Wales and the south west of England until 6pm today as it said homes and businesses could be at risk of flooding. The forecaster also warned of similar weather in London, the EastMidlands and the south east and east of England until 6am tomorrow.
A similar warning has been issued for London, the south east and east of England and the EastMidlands until 6am on Monday. Homes and businesses could be in danger of flooding quickly in the downpours, although the risk is said to be low.Heavy showers and thunderstorms for some.
An angry crowd yesterday blocked a busy road in south east London and anti-racism campaigners were protesting against what they claimed was an 'example of everyday male violence against women' ... An angry crowd yesterday blocked a busy road in south east London and anti-racism ...
A view of a busy beach in Broadstairs, Kent yesterday ...Named after the Greek letter omega because of its shape, this system occurs when an area of high pressure gets stuck between two areas of low-pressure to the west and east and also slightly south ... A cyclist rides along a path at Hackney Marshes in north east London.
The flame-haired artistic director of Hermès womenswear doesn’t use Instagram ... Or I’m asleep.”. We are meeting in a small coffee shop in east London, amid a busy day of meetings and gallery viewings for the designer, who is an avid appreciator of art ... Following years of living in London and New York, Vanhée returned to Paris to start a new chapter ... .
London... The mansion will provide a test for London’s luxury property market, which is under siege from high financing costs ... The group’s subsidiary Baladna is the largest dairy producer in Qatar, and its parent company ranked thirteenth in a Forbes list of the MiddleEast’s top Arab family businesses last year.
... outside Colchester; a second coastal campus at Southend-on-Sea, specialising in health and social care and business courses; and a third base in Loughton on the fringes of London and Epping Forest, where the East 15 acting school is based (with a secondary outpost at Southend).