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Baetic System

The Baetic System or Betic System is one of the main systems of mountain ranges in Spain. Located in the southern and eastern Iberian Peninsula, it is known as the Cordilleras Béticas or Baetic Mountains; the name of the mountain system derives from the ancient Roman region of Baetica, one of the Imperial Roman provinces of ancient Hispania. The Baetic System is made up of multiple mountain ranges that reach from western Andalusia to the Region of Murcia, southern Castile-La Mancha and the Land of Valencia. To the north, the Baetic Ranges are separated from the Meseta Central and the Sierra Morena by the basin of the Guadalquivir; the Iberian System rises north of the eastern part of the Prebaetic System, the northernmost prolongation of the Baetic System. The mountain ranges that are part of this system are aligned in a southwest-northeast direction; the most well-known range of the Baetic System is the Sierra Nevada, where the Mulhacén, the highest mountain in continental Spain and in the Iberian Peninsula is found.

The Rock of Gibraltar is considered to be part of the Baetic System, but not the Cabo de Gata area further east which includes rocks of volcanic origin. The Baetic System as a geological feature belongs to a larger orogeny called the Gibraltar Arc, which represents the westernmost edge of the Alpine Orogeny; the geodynamic mechanisms responsible for its formation are so far unknown. Geologically the Rif mountains in Morocco and the Serra de Tramuntana in the island of Majorca are extensions of the Baetic System; the Gibraltar Arc geological region follows the Moroccan coast from Oujda in the east to Tanger in the west crosses the Strait of Gibraltar and goes east again from Cádiz to Valencia and the Balearic Islands. The Baetic System is home to a number of Mediterranean forests and scrub plant communities, including shrublands, oak woodlands, broadleaf forests, coniferous forests, which vary with elevation and topography; the Baetic System, together with the Rif Mountains of Morocco, which face the Baetic Ranges across the Alboran Sea, is one of the Mediterranean basin's ten biodiversity hotspots, known to ecologists as the Baetic-Rifan complex.

The Baetic mountains are home to a rich assemblage of Mediterranean plants, including a number of relict species from the ancient laurel forests, which covered much of the Mediterranean basin millions of years ago when it was more humid. The Baetic System is divided into the following sub-chains: The Penibaetic System includes the highest point in the peninsula, the 3,478 m high Mulhacén in the Sierra Nevada. Highest point 2,027 m high Peña de la Cruz in Sierra Arana; the Prebaetic System is the northernmost feature of the whole Baetic System. Highest point 2,382 m high La Sagra. Geography of Spain Geology of the Iberian Peninsula Baetic Depression Tabernas Desert Sierra Nevada Natural Park Sierra del Aljibe Parque Natural de la Sierra de los Filabres y comarca del Alto Almanzora Cuenca del Guadalquivir

Patrick Gill (scientist)

Patrick Gill, is a Senior NPL Fellow in Time & Frequency at the National Physical Laboratory in the UK. Gill was educated at the University of Sussex and the University of Oxford where he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1975 for research on Charge Transfer as a Laser Excitation Mechanism. Gill's research is concerned with laser frequency stabilisation techniques for high resolution spectroscopy, the development of leading-edge optical atomic clocks that look to form the basis of a future redefinition of the SI base unit second; these include optical clocks based on laser-cooled single ions confined in radiofrequency traps and neutral atoms held in optical lattices, which now reach uncertainties below that of the caesium fountain primary frequency standard. Additionally, he has developed a range of stable lasers and optical metrology instrumentation with application to high technology sectors such as precision engineering and manufacture, space science, satellite navigation, Earth observation and security and optical telecommunications.

Gill is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and was awarded their Young Medal and Prize in 2008 for world-leading contributions to optical frequency metrology. He received the I. I. Rabi Award in 2007 from the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium for contributions to time and frequency metrology and the realisation of single ion optical frequency standards. More his group received the Royal Institute of Navigation's Duke of Edinburgh Award in 2014 for long term atomic clock development. Patrick is a visiting professor at the University of Oxford, he was awarded an MBE for services to Science in The Queen's 2015 New Year Honours. Gill was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2016

Heller International Building

The 500 West Monroe Building is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. The building rises 600 feet in Chicago's Near West Side neighborhood, it contains 45 floors, was completed in 1992. The 500 W Monroe Building stands as the 44th-tallest building in the city; the architectural firm who designed the building was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the same firm who designed Chicago's Sears Tower and John Hancock Center and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The 500 West Monroe Building stands as the tallest building in Chicago situated west of the Chicago River. One year after its completion, in 1993, the building won the "Best Structure Award" from the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois; the building's design incorporated a unique turret-like structure on the structure's southeastern corner. The turret stands as the building's highest architectural point, is illuminated in white lights at night. Motorola Solutions, Inc. GE Healthcare GE Transportation List of tallest buildings in Chicago Chicago architecture

Allen Parkway

Allen Parkway is an arterial road west of Downtown Houston, Texas. It has a distance of 2.3 miles, running from Interstate 45 west to Shepherd Drive, where it becomes Kirby Drive. Known as Buffalo Parkway, it was named after John Kirby Allen and Augustus Chapman Allen, the founders of Houston; the entire length of Allen Parkway is considered a limited-access parkway and follows the south bank of Buffalo Bayou. Memorial Drive, another limited-access parkway follows the north bank of the bayou. Allen Parkway passes under Studemont Street/Montrose Boulevard, Waugh Drive, Shepherd Drive. At the Waugh Drive and Studemont/Montrose interchanges, which have exit and entrance ramps and feeder roads on each side, Allen Parkway is below grade; the south side has continuous feeder roads, the north side has discontinuous feeder roads. Access is not controlled at Dunlavy Street, where traffic to or from Allen Parkway can cross the median. A continuous green T-intersection at Taft Street, allowing controlled access for westbound traffic, with a stoplight for eastbound traffic existed prior to 2015 where the conversion of the westbound lanes to parking spaces eliminated the intersection where the Taft and Gillette Street intersections have traffic signals.

The intersection of Allen Parkway and I-45 was once known as the Spaghetti Bowl because of the numerous curving entrance and exit ramps. Motorists traveling eastbound at the eastern terminus can exit to Clay Street, Dallas Street, I-45 northbound, or I-45 southbound; the ramp from eastbound Allen Parkway to southbound I-45 was known by long-time Houston residents as one of the most difficult in the Houston area, with a blind merge into the far left lane. However, this ramp was relocated to enter I-45 south from the right as of January 2017. Motorists wishing to travel westbound on Allen Parkway can enter via Walker Street, Lamar Street, or by way of an entrance ramp which collects traffic from Sabine Street, I-45 northbound and southbound; the eastbound feeder ends at West Dallas Street. A portion of the roadway used to be known as "The Deathtrap" because of an odd number of travel lanes and bridge supports for a railroad positioned in the middle of the road. In 2015 the City of Houston re-routed Allen Parkway by eliminating the southbound service lane by converting it to eastbound traffic - as a result the former westbound right of way has been converted into metered parking spaces for access to Eleanor Tinsley/Buffalo Bayou Park.

This particular section terminates east of Montrose Boulevard. One oddity of the metered parking spaces is that the meters operate on Sundays - same with the Washington Avenue Parking Management District. Allen Parkway suffers from heavy traffic congestion. At the Montrose Boulevard interchange, the busiest location, there are fewer than 29,000 vehicles per day. Allen Parkway has three main lanes in each direction, except at underpasses. In addition, Allen Parkway ends at the eastern boundary of the River Oaks neighborhood, providing a means for these residents to reach downtown Houston. Due to its proximity to the flood-prone Buffalo Bayou, the underpasses are subject to flooding during heavy rains and flood gauges can be seen. In June 2001, heavy rains from Tropical Storm Allison caused Buffalo Bayou to overtop its banks and flood the entire parkway, in some places, to a depth of eight feet; the KHOU television studios, at a higher elevation than Allen Parkway, were flooded. Most of Allen Parkway is more than 30 feet above the normal level of Buffalo Bayou.

However, the level of the bayou during the storm was more than 30 feet above normal. On November 16, 2017, KHOU announced that it would not return to its studios after they were damaged by flooding from Hurricane Harvey in August of that year. KHOU, which would temporarily share studios with KUHT, subsequently announced plans to relocate its studios to a high-rise building in the Galleria district beginning in early 2019. Allen Parkway forms the entire southern boundary of Buffalo Bayou Park; the parkway ends just west of Sam Houston Park in downtown. Jogging and bike paths follow Allen Parkway for its entire length, though the trails dip downwards towards the bayou; the road itself is used as part of the route for the annual Chevron Houston Marathon. There are several rest area exits along the north side of the parkway which provide motorists with access to the park. Concerts are held on the south side of the bayou, next to Allen Parkway, including the official City of Houston Fourth of July fireworks celebration and concert.

The annual Houston Art Car Parade is located on the eastern half of Allen Parkway

The Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949

The Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949 is a recording of a concert by Woody Guthrie in Newark, New Jersey, one of a small number of surviving live recordings of the folk singer. The program consists of Guthrie answering questions from his wife Marjorie about his life, singing songs; the recording was made on an inexpensive wire recorder by Paul Braverman, a significant restoration process was required to clean up the audio on the two spools of wire. In 2008 the album won a Grammy Award for Best Historical Album. Intro: How much? How long? "Black Diamond" I was there and the dust was there "The Great Dust Storm" Folk singers and dancers "Talking Dust Bowl Blues" "Tom Joad" Columbia River "Pastures of Plenty" "Grand Coulee Dam" Told by Mother Bloor "1913 Massacre" Quit sending your inspectors "Goodbye Centralia" A cowboy of some kind "Dead or Alive" Jesus Christ has come! "Jesus Christ"

Ricardo Belmont Cassinelli

Ricardo Belmont Cassinelli is a Peruvian TV network owner and politician. He was the mayor of Lima from 1990 to 1995, he was popularly known as "El Hermanón" for his friendliness and as "El Colora'o" because of his reddish hair. Ricardo Belmont is the son of Augusto Belmont Bar, who founded TV Bego Excelsior in 1967. TV Bego Excelsior owned Excelsior FM radio; the younger Belmont was an avid sportsman who enjoyed soccer and boxing, was a patron of players in both sports. His sports passion would influence him in his political speeches, using sporting terms such as "let's all kick into the same goal post", during his reelection bid, "Second half time is about to start, it's works vs. words. Choose the tree and we'll win the game." In his "serious" life, he dedicated himself to journalism, befriending several local and national politicians all the while aspiring to be his own man in the media business. In his spare time he dedicated his life to worthy causes, the most prominent being the local Telethon, dedicated to helping the disabled kids at the San Juan de Dios Clinic in Lima.

In 1986 he renamed it Red Bicolor de Comunicaciones. Airing only from noon to midnight, Belmont purchased American programming such as Bonanza, Get Smart and The Twilight Zone; the few RBC-produced shows included "Desafio Familiar", a Peruvian version of Family Feud, "Habla el Pueblo", a Larry King-inspired talk show with Belmont himself as host, "Mirando la Música", a music video program. In the late 1980s RBC started diversifying to break out of the niche market to compete with the Peruvian Big Two, America Television and Panamericana Television. RBC Radio 980 AM was sports talk, while 91.9 FM was adult contemporary, in addition to Excelsior, tropical and salsa. In 1990 he announced his candidacy for the Lima provincial mayoralty as an independent, his political party, OBRAS alluded to the need for public works in Lima and the overall lack of progress as mayor by Jorge del Castillo Gálvez, seen more as a lackey of Peruvian President Alan García than as an effective mayor. Although he supported Mario Vargas Llosa's Presidential candidacy, he chose to oppose Vargas Llosa's party's chosen mayoral candidate, Juan Inchaustegui.

Belmont's charisma developed as a TV host and his lack of political affiliation helped him earn the people's vote, he began to start his public-works program, which included several road and community improvement projects detailed below. Belmont and the new Peruvian president, Alberto Fujimori, were seen as comrades in arms because of their common political backgrounds as independents; the fiercely independent Belmont, drawing on his business skills, was able to get funds from several private enterprises to fund his programs. Among the many public works projects he completed include: Intercambio Vial Norte: was a paving of Avenida Universitaria linking Carabayllo and San Miguel districts, with an interchange with Panamericana Norte along the way. Intercambio Vial Este: was a combination of two new bridges spanning the Rimac River linking El Agustino directly with San Juan de Lurigancho Intercambio Vial Sur: was an actual interchange between Panamericana Sur, Av. Circunvalacion and Av. Javier Prado that eliminated traffic light crossings.

Several losa deportivas for poor communities concrete fields for mini-soccer and squash. Elected to a second term in 1994, Belmont and Fujimori had a falling out, due to resentment from Fujimori at Belmont's former support of Vargas Llosa. Fujimori, through his party-controlled Congress, issued Legislative Decree No. 776, by which provincial mayors were forced to distribute their government income down to the distrital halls under them. This stopped Belmont from pursuing further public works and improvements, the municipal employees began turning against him through demonstrations, increasing his unpopularity. Lima Official website