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Deschutes River (Washington)

The Deschutes River is a 50-mile-long river in Washington, United States. Its source is in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Lewis County, it empties into Budd Inlet of Puget Sound at Olympia in Thurston County, it was given its name by French fur traders, who called it Rivière des Chutes, or "River of the Falls", a translation of the First Nations name for the site. A brewery was located there from 1896 until Prohibition; the Olympia Brewing Company bought the brewery after Prohibition ended in 1933. The river has numerous parks including Pioneer Park and Tumwater Falls Park. A popular tubing stretch runs from Pioneer Park to Tumwater Falls. Tributaries include Thurston Creek and Lake Lawrence. List of rivers of Washington

Aldborough House

Aldborough House is a landmark Georgian building in Dublin, Ireland. Built as a private residence by 1795, the original structure included a theatre wing; the house was used for periods as a school and post office depot, before becoming vacant in the early 21st century. While vacant, the building was subject to vandalism and a fire, as of mid-2017 was listed by An Taisce - The National Trust for Ireland as in poor condition; the house was commissioned by Edward Stratford, 2nd Earl of Aldborough, the bulk of the structure completed by 1795. Though the foundation had been laid down in 1792, the house was still not completed by 1798. Edward Stratford died in 1801, the house remained uninhabited between 1802 and 1813. In 1813, Professor Gregor von Feinaigle opened it as a school. To support its use for education, the house was extended to include large classrooms and a facilities, the theatre was maintained for performance use. Prof Von Feiangle died in 1819 and by 1830 the school had closed; the house was acquired by the government in 1843, used as a military barracks during the Crimean War and Fenian Rising.

From the late 19th century it was used as the stores department of the Post Office. The Commissioners of Public Works made alterations to support this purpose in the late 1890s; this change is referenced in James Joyce's Ulysses, set in 1904 and in which the house is described as " an office or something". The house remained in the ownership of the Department for Posts and Telegraphs throughout the 20th century. Telecom Éireann was replaced by Eircom in 1999, the Aldborough House site was put up for sale at that time. A number of prospective buyers were identified, with the site passing through the hands of the Irish Music Rights Organisation before being sold to a development company in 2005; the house remained uninhabited and undeveloped for some years after the sale, was subject to vandalism. Following the theft of lead from the roof, water damage required emergency repair works - funded part by the Department of Arts and the Gaeltacht and part by Dublin City Council. In 2013, a suspected arson attack caused further damage.

A private theatre wing of the house, known as the "Lord Amiens Theatre", was constructed between 1792 and 1795 and based on designs by Edward Stratford. It is, according to the "oldest purpose-built theatre" in Ireland. Though much of the interior was altered during the 20th century, the original 18th century stage was destroyed in the 1980s, the exterior remains unchanged since the 18th century. A number of commentators have suggested that Aldborough House inspired the fictional settings used by Dracula author Bram Stoker. Stoker lived adjacent to Aldborough House for a period; as of early 2017, the future of the building remained in question, An Taisce listed the structure as being in "very poor" condition and at "critical" risk level. In late 2017, the building owners, Reliance Investments, received planning permission for an extensive office development on the site, including restoration of the main building and construction of new office wings; this included permission for the demolition of the theatre wing.

Some aspects of the development plans were subject to opposition and submissions from local groups, representatives of An Taisce, the Department of Arts and Heritage, the Irish Georgian Society. This included opposition to the planned demolition of "The Lord Amiens Theatre". By early 2020, no development had occurred on the site, with the owners stating that it "requires an anchor tenant before can proceed"

Southern boubou

The southern boubou is a bushshrike. Though these passerine birds and their relations were once included with true shrikes in the Laniidae, they are not related to that family; this species is found in southeastern Africa in southeastern Zimbabwe, eastern Botswana and southern and eastern South Africa. It frequents dense thickets in forests, mangroves and gardens. In drier regions, it is found in riverside woodland; the male southern boubou is a distinctive 20–22 cm long bird with black upperparts extending from the top of the head down to the tail, a striking white wing stripe, a long black tail with white outer feathers. The underparts are white shading to rufous on the lower belly and flanks; the bill and legs are black. The female is dark grey above and with a rufous wash to the breast. Young birds are like the female, but mottled buff-brown above, have a buff wash to the wing bar, are barred below; the rufous on the underparts, which gives this species its scientific name, distinguishes it from the tropical and swamp boubous.

It superficially resembles the southern fiscal, Lanius collaris, but is shorter tailed, has more white in the wing, is much less conspicuous in its habits. Unlike the true shrikes, which perch conspicuously in the open, the southern boubou prefers to forage in dense vegetation close to the ground, a habit which has led to its being called shy and skulking; the food is insects, taken from the ground or picked off vegetation as the bird creeps low in bushes. It will take small rodents, lizards snails and fruits; the southern boubou has a duetted call, with a ooo-whee-ooo, followed by a whistled ooo-ooo-wheee or wheee-wheee followed by ooo-whee-ooo. The duet has many variations and the liquid ooo-whee-ooo call may be mistaken for that of a black-headed oriole, its alarm call is a muted cluck. The nest, built by the female, is a shallow cup in a creeper or dense bush into which the two brown-blotched greenish-white eggs are laid. Both sexes incubate for 16–17 days to hatching, both bring food to the chicks.

Fledging takes place in about another 16 days. About 2% of nests are parasitised by the black cuckoo. There are six races, differing in size, upperpart colour, the extent of rufous on the underparts, the degree of sexual dimorphism. L. f. savensis da Rosa Pinto, 1963 – southern Zimbabwe and Mozambique L. f. transvaalensis Roberts, 1922 – southern Botswana to northern South Africa, Swaziland L. f. tongensis Roberts, 1931 – eastern South Africa to southern Mozambique L. f. natalensis Roberts, 1922 – inland South Africa to Western Cape L. f. pondoensis Roberts, 1922 – Pondoland L. f. ferrugineus – Western Cape Tony Harris and Kim Franklin, Shrikes & Bush Shrikes ISBN 0-691-07036-9 Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey and Warwick Tarboton, SASOL Birds of Southern Africa ISBN 1-86872-721-1 Tobias Merkle, Vocalisations of the Southern Boubou in the Eastern Cape, South Africa Southern boubou - Species text in The Atlas of Southern African Birds

Frank Lino

Frank "Curly" Lino is a Sicilian-American caporegime in the Bonanno crime family who became an informant. Lino was born in a house on West Eight Street in Brooklyn; the marriage of his mobster father Robert A. Lino, Sr. and his mother was arranged by Genovese crime family patriarch and founder Vito Genovese during the 1930s. Frank dropped out in tenth grade, his father died in 1989, according to what Michael DiLeonardo said during testimony against John A. Gotti; every male member of his family was involved in La Cosa Nostra. After dropping out of high school in the 1950s he joined a violent street gang called the "Avenue U Boys"; as a member of the "Avenue U Boys" Lino was involved in robberies. Lino first became associated with the La Cosa Nostra at the age of seventeen, operated the local floating card games controlled by a Genovese crime family made soldier, he was a close business associate of Rosario Gangi. His cousin Edward Lino and brother Robert A. Lino, Jr. are both capos in the Gambino crime family.

He is the father of successful New York City Wall Street stockbroker Michael, father of Joseph, who became a made member of the Bonanno family. He is cousin-in-law to Grace Ann Scala-Lino, the sister of Gambino crime family capo Salvatore Scala and father of Colombo crime family mob associate Robert X. Grace Ann Lino was a customer of drug dealer Michael Aiello. Frank was enraged over Aiello selling drugs to her and arranged for his murder, which he was supposed to witness, but the murder attempt was botched, he is the father of two sons, one Joseph Lino born c. 1961 who became a made member of the Bonanno family and Michael Lino. He is a son-in-law to Genovese crime family mob associates Francis Consalvo and Carmine Consalvo and distant uncle to Louis Consalvo, he is a first cousin of Bonanno family capo Robert Lino, Sr. and a paternal uncle of Bonanno crime family capo Robert A. Lino, Jr, he is the godfather to Michael Lino and Frank Coppa, Jr. the sons of former Bonanno family capo and childhood friend Frank Coppa.

He is a cousin-in-law to Gambino crime family capo Salvatore Scala. He is a close friend of an avid baseball fan. Frank had dark brown hair, a round face with a ruddy complexion and a bald head that "looked like a dirty tennis ball", he had droopy eyes that were set too close together. Frank was a no-show school bus driver for the Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union and employed by a mob-owned bus company Atlantic Express Transportation Corporation in located at 7 North Street in Port Richmond, Staten Island, still in operation, he became a made man of the Bonanno crime family on October 30, 1977, on Elizabeth Street in Little Italy, Manhattan at his capo Alphonse "Sonny Red" Indelicato's apartment. It was his 40th birthday; as he grew older Frank became more obese. He began to suffer from high blood pressure. During his 40-year career in organized crime he was under the Genovese family in 1956, switched to the Colombo crime family in 1962 and switched to the Gambino family in 1969 before in 1977 his friend Frank Coppa helped him join the Bonanno crime family.

On May 18, 1962, he was arrested for the shootings of two Brooklyn police detectives, Luke J. Fallon and John Finnegan from the 70th Detective Squad; the detectives, aged twenty-eight and fifty-six, were shot dead during the holdup of a tobacco store, where Lino and the robbers netted $5,000. Lino was charged in the murders after he supplied a getaway vehicle for one of the stickup men so he could flee to Chicago, was one of the five men charged after being taken to the 66th Precinct for an interrogation. During the interrogation Lino claimed the police drove staples into his hands and a broomstick up his rectum, he was left with arm. Lino was let off with three years probation after he threatened to sue the city for police brutality. One of his eyes blinked uncontrollably which he claimed was the result of injuries that occurred during the 1962 police beating at the hands of the NYPD, his two accomplices were sentenced to death. Their death sentences would be converted to life imprisonment by governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1966.

One suspect died in prison while the other remains in prison as of 2006. Frank had done everything from selling illegal pornography to running pump and dump schemes on Wall Street. Over the years he had been a loanshark, drug trafficker and contract killer for which he took part in the gangland slayings of six men including his cousin's drug dealer Michael "The Bear" Aiello and the notorious murders of Bonanno captains Alphonse Indelicato, Dominick Trinchera and Philip Giaccone. On May 5, 1981, Massino loyalists shot and killed Giaccone and Indelicato in a Brooklyn night club. On the pretext of working out a peace agreement, Massino had invited them to meet with him at the 20/20 Night Club in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. However, Massino's real plan was to assassinate the capos; the ambush was set in the club store room, with Salvatore Vitale and three other gunmen wearing ski masks hiding in a closet. One of the gunmen was mobster Vito Rizzuto, who came from Montreal, Canada with another Canadian mobster to help Massino.

Massino told the men to avoid shooting. Massino brought drop cloths and ropes for disposing of the bodies afterwards; when the capos arrived at the 20/20, Massino and Bonanno mobster Gerlando Sciascia and Lino escorted them to the store room. As the men entered the room, Sciascia brushed his hand through his hair, giving the prearranged signal. Vitale and gunmen rushed out of

Requiem (Dvořák)

Antonín Dvořák's Requiem in B♭ minor, Op. 89, B. 165, is a funeral Mass scored for soloists and orchestra. It was composed in 1890 and performed for the first time on 9 October 1891, in Birmingham, with the composer conducting; the approximate duration of the work is 95 minutes. The work is scored for soprano, alto and bass soloists. Antonín Dvořák: Rekviem – Czech Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic Chorus, conducted by Karel Ančerl, chorus master Markéta Kühnová. Supraphon, 1959, re-edition on 2 CD 1991; this recording was awarded the "Grand Prix du disque de l´Académie Charles Cros". Dvořák: Requiem for soloists and orchestra, Op. 89 – Czech Philharmonic, Kühn's mixed choir, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch. Dvořák: Requiem b-moll, Op. 89 – London Symphony Orchestra, conductor István Kertesz, Ambrosian Singers choir, soloists: Pilar Lorengar, Erzsébet Komlóssy, Róbert Ilosfalvy, Tom Krause. Dvořák: Requiem, Op. 89, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, conductor Zdeněk Mácal, Westminster Choir, soloists: Oksana Krovytska, Wendy Hoffman, John Aler, Gustav Beláček.

1999 Delos. Dvořák: Requiem, Op. 89, Capella Weilburgensis, conductor Doris Hagel, Kantorei der Schlosskirche Weilburg, soloists: Mechthild Bach, Stefanie Irányi, Markus Schäfer, Klaus Mertens. 2006 Profil – Edition Günter Hänssler. Dvořák, Symphony No. 8' Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Mariss Jansons, Wiener Singverein, soloists: Krassimira Stoyanova, Mihoko Fujimura, Klaus Florian Vogt, Thomas Quasthoff. 2010 RCO Live. Dvořák: Requiem, Op. 89, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Antoni Wit, soloists: Christiane Libor, Ewa Wolak, Daniel Kirch, Janusz Monarcha. 2014 Naxos Records. Antonín Dvořák: Requiem – Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Collegium Vocale Gent, conductor Philippe Herreweghe. 2015 PHI, Outhere. Dvořák, Antonín. Requiem Op. 89, score. Prague: Editio Bärenreiter. ISMN M-2601-0090-9. H 3213. Requiem: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project Dvořák's "Requiem". Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Chorus. Carlos Kalmar, conductor