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Boat on the River

"Boat on the River" is a 1979 song by Styx, from their album Cornerstone. It did not chart in the band's native United States. However, it was popular in several German-speaking countries, becoming a top-five hit on the German and Swiss charts and the only big hit in Israel by the band. Allmusic reviewer Mike DeGagne praised both "Boat on the River" and fellow Cornerstone single "Lights" retrospectively for their "silky harmonies and welcoming choruses." While not as big a hit as "Babe", the song was Styx's biggest European hit. The song has been covered by Seventh Avenue, Guano Apes, Finland's Riki Sorsa; the song has been covered by Turkish artist Metin Özülkü and German folk rock band Fiddler's Green. 7" Single Boat on the River – 3:10 Borrowed Time – 4:58 Tommy Shaw - lead vocals, autoharp Dennis DeYoung - accordion, harmony vocals James Young - acoustic guitar Chuck Panozzo - double bass John Panozzo - tambourine/bass drum

An Unforgettable Summer

An Unforgettable Summer is a 1994 drama film directed and produced by Lucian Pintilie. A Romanian-French co-production based on a chapter from a novel by Petru Dumitriu, it stars British actress Kristin Scott Thomas as the Hungarian-born aristocrat Marie-Thérèse Von Debretsy, her marriage with Romanian Land Forces captain Petre Dumitriu brings her to Southern Dobruja, where they settle in 1925. There, she witnesses first-hand the violent clashes between, on one hand, the Greater Romanian administration, and, on the other, komitadji brigands of Macedonian origin and ethnic Bulgarian locals; the film shows her failed attempt to rescue Bulgarians held hostage by the Romanian soldiers, who are destined for execution. An Unforgettable Summer stars Claudiu Bleonţ as Captain Dumitriu and Marcel Iureş as Ipsilanti, a general whose unsuccessful attempt to seduce Von Debretsy and the resulting grudge he holds against the couple account for Dumitriu's reassignment. Completed in the context of the Yugoslav wars, the film constitutes an investigation into the consequences of xenophobia and state-sanctioned repression, as well as an indictment of a failure in reaching out.

It is thus described as a verdict on the history of Romania, as well as on problems facing the Balkans at large, described as a warning that violence could erupt in a purely Romanian context. Released by MK2 Productions, An Unforgettable Summer was financed by the Council of Europe's Eurimages fund for continental cinema. In the United States and elsewhere, it was made available on limited release. Other actors credited in secondary roles include George Constantin as General Tchilibia, Răzvan Vasilescu as Colonel Turtureanu, Olga Tudorache as Madame Vorvoreanu, Cornel Scripcaru, Carmen Ungureanu, Dorina Lazăr, Mihai Constantin and Ioan Gyuri Pascu; the film's plot, which develops as a flashback narrated by Dumitriu's young son, opens with what American film magazine Variety called "a mad gallop, with the camera in the saddle, giving viewers a crash course in regional rivalries circa 1925." In the opening scenes, Romanian authorities are shown to be frantically engaged in shutting down a brothel, whose presence they believe would embarrass local high society at a time when a grand ball is set to take place.

The scandalized prostitutes include the Hungarian Erzsi, a communist sympathizer, who irritates the officials by shouting insults and mooning them through a window. During the latter scene, John Simon notes, Land Forces officers are shown staring up "in mixed horror and admiration at the familiar globe whose owner they promptly identify." As she is beaten up by the soldiers, Erzsi continues to defy her aggressors by shouting up revolutionary slogans coined under the Hungarian Soviet Republic. The film centers on the gala, attended by the Dumitrius and offers the setting for Von Debretsy's rejection of General Ipsilanti's advances; the characters' backgrounds are explained through the gossip of Madame Vorvoreanu, a distant relative of Von Debretsy, attending the event. The spectators are thus told that Von Debretsy is the daughter of a Romanian boyaress and a member of the Hungarian aristocracy, that she is held in contempt by the local notabilities. In parallel, Ipsilanti himself is shown to be not just a military commander, but as a prince.

Film historian Anne Jäckel describes the story as dealing with "the slow descent into Hell of two honest, liberal people." The two persons are his sophisticated wife. Confronted with the general's spiteful decision, they find themselves isolated to a garrison in a land raided by Macedonian komitadji, in rebellion against Romanian rule. Shocked by the cultural clash, Von Debretsy, a mother of three, attempts to adapt her aristocratic lifestyle to the new requirements, but manages to make herself stand out when she continues to seek a life of luxury. French critic Sylvie Rollet argues that this attempt to "tame the world" by erecting "frontiers" is a central aspect of An Unforgettable Summer. While Petre Dumitriu is motivated by his pursuit of discipline, his wife preserves her sophistication, reading the works of Marcel Proust, playing the harpsichord, employing a nanny to educate her children, comparing the surrounding landscape with Japan's Mount Fuji. Variety calls her "sensitive-yet-flamboyant in the mold of Zelda Fitzgerald".

To her husband's assurance that they were not going to spend long in Southern Dobruja, she replies: "I like it here." In pursuing this path, she only manages to widen most other characters. This rift is made apparent by a number of omens: unknown attackers throw rocks into the Dumitrius' house, while the vegetables she planted in the garden prove unpalatable. Confronted with these signs, Von Debretsy still attempts to make the best of the situation. Bulgarian locals, taken as hostages by the military, are made to work on the garden, their labor brings immediate improvement to the crop, upset by their condition, Marie-Thérèse decides to pay them out of her own pocket, serves them tea and befriends them. In a scene that provided the original title for Petru Dumitriu's book chapter, she invites Ipsilanti and other officers to dinner, they are all shown to be enjoying the salad provided by Bulgarian labor. However, the episode renews tensions between Ipsilanti and his Hungarian host, when she expresses her appreciation of her servants' work and attempts to intervene on their behalf.

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Bear Mountain State Parkway

The Bear Mountain State Parkway is a parkway located in northern Westchester County, New York, in the United States. It is an incomplete highway, with a 3.85-mile western section and a 0.73-mile eastern section. Crompond Road provides a connection between the two sections. Collectively, the parkway extends from an intersection with US 6, US 9, US 202 southeast of the Bear Mountain Bridge to an interchange with the Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown; the parkway was built in 1932 but, unlike most other parkways in Westchester County, it has been constructed upon since. The initial reason for the Bear Mountain Parkway was to connect the Taconic State Parkway to the Bear Mountain Bridge; the Tappan Zee Bridge became a more popular Hudson River crossing following its construction, the Bear Mountain Parkway was never finished. The parkway begins at an intersection with US 6, US 9 and US 202 south of Annsville Creek in Peekskill and proceeds eastward through the north side of Peekskill as a two-lane undivided roadway.

During its first mile, the parkway intersects a street at-grade and connects to Highland Avenue by way of an interchange before widening to three divided lanes at an interchange with North Division Street. The parkway intersects another street at-grade prior to entering Cortlandt. In Cortlandt, the parkway meets US 6 at an interchange and becomes a two lane undivided roadway again and meets several surface roads ahead of an intersection with US 202 and NY 35. Here, the Bear Mountain Parkway merges with the two-lane US 202 and NY 35, creating a physical but not official concurrency extending eastward into neighboring Yorktown. One mile from the town line, the parkway separates from US 202 and NY 35 and progresses to the northeast as a four-lane undivided roadway. After a short distance, the parkway becomes separated by a median prior to merging with the southbound Taconic State Parkway; the northbound Taconic Parkway is accessed by way of US 202 and NY 35. NY 987H, the internal NYSDOT designation for the parkway, terminates at both ends of the physical overlap with US 202 and NY 35 and applies only to the segments of the road separate from US 202 and NY 35.

The parkway was designated but not signed as NY 821 prior to the creation of the current reference route system. Proposed by Robert Moses, the Bear Mountain State Parkway was built between 1929 and 1932 by the Westchester County Parks Commission as part of the Bronx River Parkway's extension into northern Westchester County, it was intended to provide a quick, scenic trip from the Bronx to the Bear Mountain Bridge and Harriman State Park. In 1941, the Taconic State Park Commission assumed control of the Bronx River extension; the commission subsequently combined the north–south portion of the extension with the then-Eastern State Parkway to create the Taconic State Parkway. The east–west section of the extension between the Taconic Parkway and Annsville was renamed the Bear Mountain State Parkway. At the time of the parkway's construction, the Bear Mountain Bridge was an important crossing of the Hudson River for Westchester, Rockland and Orange County residents; the construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge and the traffic issues caused by the two-lane roads descending to the Bear Mountain Bridge have diminished the bridge's popularity since and the Bear Mountain Parkway was never finished.

In 2000, there was an initiative to complete the final missing piece of the Bear Mountain Parkway, since all of the right of way has been acquired. However, this never came to fruition; the entire route is in Westchester County. U. S. Roads portal New York portal Hudson Valley portal Bear Mountain State Parkway at Alps' Roads Bear Mountain State Parkway at

Esmeraldas-class corvette

The'Esmeraldas-class corvettes are a class of ship in service with the Ecuadorian Navy, built in Italy by Fincantieri, entering service in the early 1980s. The vessels were built on the Type 550 corvette design, similar to the Assad and Laksamana-class corvettes, built for export. Six corvettes were ordered by the Ecuadorian Navy from the Italian shipbuilder Cantieri Navali Riuniti in 1978 or 1979, they were a developed version of CNR's Wadi M'ragh missile corvettes built for Libya in the late 1970s, with more powerful engines giving a higher speed and revised armament and equipment. The ships are 62.3 m long overall and 57.8 m between perpendiculars, with a beam of 9.3 m and a Draft of 2.8 m. Displacement is 685 long tons full load. Four MTU MA20 V 956 TB 92 diesel engines rated at a total of 24,400 shp maximum power and 22,140 shp sustained power drive four propeller shafts, giving a short-term maximum speed of 37 kn and a sustained speed of 34 kn; the ships have a range of 4,000 nmi at 18 kn and 4,400 nmi at 14 kn.

The ships have a crew of 51. The ships can carry six Exocet MM40 anti-ship missiles in two triple mounts amidships, with a range of 70 km, while a quadruple launcher for the Albatros surface to air missile system, firing the Aspide missile with a range of 13 km is mounted at the aft end of the ship's superstructure, behind the mast.. An OTO Melara 76 mm Compact gun is fitted forward and a twin Bofors 40 mm anti-aircraft mount is fitted aft. Two triple 324 mm torpedo tubes are fitted, capable of launching Italian Whitehead A244 anti-submarine torpedoes. A helipad is positioned between the Exocet launchers and the Bofors mounts, allowing a Bell 206 helicopter to be operated, although no hangar is provided for the helicopter. Sensors include a Selenia RAN-10S air/surface search radar, two Selenia Orion 10X fire control radars and a Thomson Sintra Diodon hull-mounted sonar. El Oro was badly damaged by a fire on 14 April 1985, took two years to repair. Two of the ships had their torpedo tubes removed for transfer to the two Leander-class frigates purchased from the British Royal Navy in 1991.

It was planned to upgrade the ships' combat and fire control systems in 1993–1994, but a lack of funds prevented these changes. Three of the vessels of the class were refitted to extend their life by Astinave, being re-delivered in 2017–2018. Changes included fitting a locally developed combat management system called Orion. Baker, A. D. III; the Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 1998–1999: Their Ships and Systems. Annapolis, Maryland, USA: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-111-4. Gardiner, Robert. Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1947–1995. Annapolis, Maryland, USA: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-132-7. Moore, John, ed.. Jane's Fighting Ships 1985–86. London: Jane's Yearbooks. ISBN 0-7106-0814-4. Saunders, Stephen, ed.. Jane's Fighting Ships 2002–2003. Coulsdon, Surrey, UK: Jane's Information Group. ISBN 0-7106-24328

Brian McKenna

Brian McKenna is a Canadian documentary filmmaker. He is best known for his provocative prize-winning films on Canadian history and exploration of the world at war. McKenna is a founding producer of CBC's Oscar and Emmy award-winning documentary program, the fifth estate, where he worked from 1975 to 1988. McKenna is a former parliamentary correspondent for the Montreal Star, he has been a frequent collaborator with his brother Terence a filmmaker, in particular on the 3-part series The Valour and the Horror. The most controversial segment in the series concerned strategic bombing during World War II. McKenna's lasting contributions have been provocative, prize-winning reporting of Canada's wars, including the War of 1812, the First and Second World Wars, Korea. Among his lengthy documentary film achievements, McKenna co-authored the Penguin Books biography of former Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau. McKenna has written for Saturday Night, Weekend Magazine, the Literary Review of Canada, Cité libre, the Toronto Star and Maclean's.

McKenna has been awarded a combined nine Gemini and prix Gemeaux awards and is the winner of a lifetime achievement Gemini and the Pierre Berton Prize for Canadian History. He has received three Nellie awards for best documentary writing, his hour-long 1983 investigation on the assassination of JFK drew the largest audiences for the fifth estate in the show's history."In many respects, Brian McKenna's extensive commitment to broadcasting Canada's stories laid the groundwork for future major television projects with Canadian history at their core. But what makes him so honourable to me, is his passion to telling exceptional stories of everyday Canadians - so that all of us can better see ourselves in our history," said Deborah Morrison, president and C. E. O. of Canada's National History Society, who bestows the annual Pierre Berton award. His work on the controversial documentary series, The Valour and the Horror, with his brother Terence McKenna, uniquely earned prizes for Best Direction, Best Writing and Best Documentary Series in English and French.

Denounced by England's tabloid press, the series caused an uproar when it was shown in Great Britain, winning acclaim from the Guardian, the Times and the Telegraph: "It was a brave film to make" wrote novelist A. N. Wilson, "and a brave film to show." Pierre Trudeau: The Memoirs, was broadcast in both official languages and won the prix Gemeaux for Best Doctumentary Series in 1994. He won two Gemini awards for his feature-length drama on the Montreal underworld; the Hooded Men, his film on torture, won the top prize at the American Film Festival and was employed by Amnesty International in their stop torture campaign. His film on CIA brainwashing at a Montreal psychiatric hospital, Secret Tests, landed on the front page of the New York Times, provoking debate in the U. S. Congress and Parliament, it won the gold medal for Investigative Journalism at the New York Film Festival. A Journey Back, McKenna's documentary on the Holocaust, led to a prosecution under Canada's war crime law. A finalist with the Nellie for best television program, the film won the Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival and the Nellie for best documentary.

Involving the descendants of Great War soldiers and nurses recreating the battles of Vimy Ridge and Passendale, McKenna's series on Canada and the Great War is called a "groundbreaking" achievement. The Bribe or the Bullet, a documentary on narco-trafficking, political assassinations and corruption in Mexico for CBC's Witness series. Fire and Ice: The Rocket Richard Riot focusing on a seven-hour long riot that took place in 1955 after the president of the NHL suspended Montreal Canadiens legend Maurice "The Rocket" Richard. Korea: The Unfinished War where McKenna gained special access in North Korea, a nation he calls "one of the scariest places on earth." The documentary explored North Korean charges that the United States persistently attempted biological warfare. Big Sugar exploring the roots of the sugar industry, sugar cartels, slaves in the fields of the Dominican Republic and slaves to the sugar-based diet; the Secret World of Gold exploring the power and corruption of the ancient glittering element

Julie Heldman

Julie Heldman is a retired American tennis player who won 22 women's singles titles. In 1969 and 1974, she was ranked World No. 5, her highest career ranking. In 1968 and 1969, she was ranked No. 2 in the U. S, she was Canadian National 18 and Under Singles Champion at age 12, U. S. Champion in Girls’ 15 Singles and Girls’ 18 Singles, Italian Open Singles Champion, Canadian Singles and Doubles Champion, U. S. Clay Court Doubles Champion, she won three medals at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, three gold medals at the 1969 Maccabiah Games. In 2018, Heldman published Driven, A Daughter's Odyssey; the book offers insights into the history of women's tennis in the mid-20th century, including an insider's account of the birth of the tour. Heldman reveals her struggles with the trauma of her mother's emotional abuse and with bipolar disorder. Heldman was born in Berkeley, the daughter of Julius and Gladys Heldman. Julius was the 1936 National Junior Champion, he was a scientist and a leading amateur player, Gladys Heldman was the founder and publisher of World Tennis magazine and the founder of the women's pro tour in 1970.

Heldman is Jewish. Her older sister, was a competitive tennis player. Heldman received her B. A. from Stanford in 1966, her J. D. from UCLA Law School in 1981, where she was a UCLA Law Review editor and was Law School Graduate of the Year, as well as UCLA Graduate Woman of the Year. Heldman started playing tennis when she was eight, won her first national title at age 12, in 1957, she won the US National Girls 15 & under singles title in 1960 and the US National Girls 18 and under title in 1963. While a student at Stanford University in 1964, Heldman reached the national collegiate singles and doubles finals. In 1965, Heldman reached the Italian championships semi-finals, won the Canadian National women's singles title, was the finalist in the US National Clay Courts. In 1968, Heldman won a gold, a silver, a bronze medal at the Mexico City Olympic Games when tennis was a demonstration sport Also in 1968, she won the South American mixed doubles with partner Herb Fitzgibbon. In early 1969, Heldman had two wins over world number one Margaret Court, one win over U.

S. Number One Nancy Richey, two wins over the 1968 U. S. Open champion Virginia Wade. Heldman's most important title was the Italian Open, where she beat Ann Jones in the semis and Kerry Melville in the final. During her career, Heldman reached the semifinals of three Grand Slam singles championships: the 1970 French Open, the 1974 Australian Open, the 1974 US Open, she won doubles title at the US Women's Clay Court Championships and at the Canadian Open in 1974. She was one of the Original 9, a group of female tennis players who joined the Virginia Slims Circuit with the risk of suspension for doing so; the Virginia Slims Circuit led to the creation of the WTA Tour. In 1970, Heldman's mother, established the women's pro tour at the suggestion of Larry King and the sponsorship of Joe Cullman and Virginia Slims, she ran the tour for its first three years. Julie Heldman was one of the Original 9 players who competed in the Houston event, she played on the tour until she retired in 1975. Heldman played on the US Federation Cup teams that captured the world team championship in 1966 and 1969.

She played on the U. S. Federation Cup teams in 1970, 1974, 1975, she was the captain of the team in 1975. Her career win-loss record in Federation Cup competition was 21–9. Heldman won three gold medals at the 1969 Maccabiah Games,in singles and mixed doubles. Ranked in the USTA Top 10, 1963–65, 1968–69, 1971–75 Ranked in the World Top 10, 1969–70, 1973–74 Virginia Slims Professional Tour, 1971–75 U. S. Wightman Cup Team Member, 1969–71, 1974. S. Bonne Bell Cup Team Member, 1973–1974, she published articles about tennis including World Tennis and Seventeen. She was the first woman to cover a men's tennis event. In 1981, Heldman married Bernie Weiss, their daughter Amy was born in 1987. In 1985 Heldman became Co-Chair of Signature Eyewear. Heldman retired in 2000. Heldman's memoir, Driven, A Daughter's Odyssey, was published in August 2018, she writes “the book became a mainstay of my existence. It has profoundly contributed to my wellbeing.” The book has been lauded by former critics alike. Steve Flink of called it "mandatory reading".

Chris Evert called it a "must read". Bridey Elliott plays Heldman in the 2017 movie Battle of the Sexes. List of select Jewish tennis players Julie Heldman at the Women's Tennis Association Julie Heldman at the International Tennis Federation Julie Heldman at the Fed Cup ITA bio Jewish Sports Hall of Fame bio