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Bravo Giovanni

Bravo Giovanni is a musical with a book by A. J. Russell, lyrics by Ronny Graham, music by Milton Schafer, it is based upon The Crime of Giovanni Venturi. The musical was conceived as a vehicle for opera star Cesare Siepi, the story concerned a family-owned Italian restaurant's efforts to compete with a restaurant chain. After three previews, the Broadway production, directed by Stanley Prager and choreographed by Carol Haney, opened on May 19, 1962 at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for 76 performances; the cast included Cesare Siepi, Michele Lee, David Opatoshu, George S. Irving, Maria Karnilova, Lainie Kazan, Larry Fuller, Baayork Lee; the show received Tony Award nominations for Best Composer and Lyricist, Best Choreography, Best Conductor and Musical Director. An original cast recording was released by Columbia Records. Giovanni Venturi is the owner of a family-style trattoria in Rome; when a branch of the upscale Uriti restaurant chain opens up next door and threatens him with bankruptcy, his friend Amadeo suggests he tunnel from his basement to the Uriti basement kitchen, steal food from the dumbwaiter, serve it in his place at reduced prices in order to stay competitive.

Giovanni and his girlfriend Miranda build the tunnel, their efforts are profitable. Bordman, Gerald. American Musical Theater: A Chronicle. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-513074-X Shaw, Howard; the Crime of Giovanni Venturi. New York: Henry Holt and Company. Bravo Giovanni at the Internet Broadway Database

Bog (film)

Bog is a 1979 American independent horror film directed by Don Keeslar. Dynamite fishing in a rural swamp revives a prehistoric gill monster that lives on the blood of human females; when a local is fishing with dynamite in Bog Lake, something larger pops to the surface: a green bug-eyed monster awakened from a long sleep, which promptly begins killing fishermen who stumble across its lair. When biologist Ginny Glenn discovers the creature's evolutionary nature, the local sheriff decides to use various methods to destroy the beast; the monster is killed after it is rammed with a truck, but its eggs remain. Gloria DeHaven as Ginny Glenn / Adrianna Aldo Ray as Sheriff Neal Rydholm Marshall Thompson as Dr. Brad Wednesday Leo Gordon as Dr. John Warren Glen Voros as Alan Tanner Rohay North as Chuck Pierce Carol Terry as May Tanner Lou Hunt as Kim Pierce Ed Clark as Deputy Jensen Robert Fry as Wallace Fry Leroy Winbush as Terry Taylor Dan Killian as Bill Beckley Don Daniel as Jim Hotchkiss Charles Pitt as Deputy Corbett Chris Harris as Deputy Siegel The film was given a limited release theatrically in the United States by Marshall Films in 1979.

It was subsequently released on VHS by Prism Entertainment Corporation. The film was released on DVD by Trinity Home Entertainment on Nov 1, 2005 and in Canada that year by Maple Pictures, it was released twice by Allegro Corporation, both in 2011. Leonard Maltin awarded the film 1 star or BOMB, calling the film "Ultra-cheap" and " ultra-bad time-killer". In his book Horror Films of the 1970s, film critic and independent filmmaker John Kenneth Muir gave the film 1 out of a possible 4 stars. In his review, Muir wrote, "They don't make movies like Bog anymore and we can all be grateful for that; this is a monster film made by people with only the most rudimentary knowledge of how to assemble a film. It is poorly acted, shot and edited, it commits the cardinal sin of being boring." Bog at AllMovie Bog on IMDb Bog at Rotten Tomatoes

José Valdez (baseball, born 1983)

Jose Guerrero Valdez is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball for the Houston Astros in 2011 and 2012. Valdez was signed by the New York Yankees as an international free agent in 2000, he was placed on the 40-man roster. On October 18, 2011, he declared for free agency. However, he signed a minor league contract with the team on October 24. Valdez signed a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox in January 2014, playing in their farm system that season. After spending 2015 in the Mexican League, he did not play professionally in 2016. Having signed with them in 2017, he plays for the Toros del Este of the Dominican Winter League. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference


The fluorosulfates or fluorosulfonates are a set of salts of fluorosulfuric acid with an ion formula SO3F−. The fluorosulfate anion can be treated as though it were a hydrogen sulfate anion with hydroxyl substituted by fluorine; the fluorosulfate ion has a low propensity to form complexes with the metal cation. Since fluorine is similar in size to oxygen, the fluorosulfate ion is tetrahedral and forms salts similar to those of perchlorate, it is isoelectronic with hydrogen sulfate, HSO−4. When an organic group is substituted for the anions, organic fluorosulfonates are formed. In solution the fluorosulfate anion is ionised; the volume is 47.8 cm3/mol. Nearly every metal ion and quaternary ammonium ions can form a salt with flourosulfate. Different ways to make these salts include treating a metal chloride with anhydrous fluorosulfuric acid, which releases hydrogen chloride gas. Double decomposition methods with a metal sulfate with barium fluorosulfate, or a metal chloride with silver fluorosulfate, leave the metal salt in solution.

The fluorosulfate anion is weakly coordinating, is difficult to oxidise. It is important as a model weakly coordinating anion, but in the twenty-first century fluorosulfate was superseded in this use, in particular by BARF. Many pseudobinary fluorosulfate salts are known, they are called pseudobinary, because although there is one other element, there are four kinds of atoms. Nonmetal pseudobinary fluorosulfates are known including those of halogens and xenon; some psudoternary fluorosulfates exist including Cs, Cs, Cs2Related ionic compounds are the fluoroselenites SeO3F− and the fluorosulfites SO2F−

Grid-tie inverter

A grid-tie inverter converts direct current into an alternating current suitable for injecting into an electrical power grid 120 V RMS at 60 Hz or 240 V RMS at 50 Hz. Grid-tie inverters are used between local electrical power generators: solar panel, wind turbine, hydro-electric, the grid. To inject electrical power efficiently and safely into the grid, grid-tie inverters must match the voltage and phase of the grid sine wave AC waveform; some electricity companies pay for electrical power, injected into the grid. Electricity companies, in some countries, pay for electrical power, injected into the electricity utility grid. Payment is arranged in several ways. With net metering the electricity company pays for the net power injected into the grid, as recorded by a meter in the customer's premises. For example, a customer may consume 400 kilowatt-hours over a month and may return 500 kilowatt-hours to the grid in the same month. In this case the electricity company would pay for the 100 kilowatt hours balance of power fed back into the grid.

In the US, net metering policies vary by jurisdiction. Feed-in tariff, based on a contract with a distribution company or other power authority, is where the customer is paid for electrical power injected into the grid. In the United States, grid-interactive power systems are specified in the National Electric Code, which mandates requirements for grid-interactive inverters. Grid-tie inverters convert DC electrical power into AC power suitable for injecting into the electric utility company grid; the grid tie inverter must match the phase of the grid and maintain the output voltage higher than the grid voltage at any instant. A high-quality modern grid-tie inverter has a fixed unity power factor, which means its output voltage and current are lined up, its phase angle is within 1 degree of the AC power grid; the inverter has an on-board computer that senses the current AC grid waveform, outputs a voltage to correspond with the grid. However, supplying reactive power to the grid might be necessary to keep the voltage in the local grid inside allowed limitations.

Otherwise, in a grid segment with considerable power from renewable sources, voltage levels might rise too much at times of high production, i.e. around noon with solar panels. Grid-tie inverters are designed to disconnect from the grid if the utility grid goes down; this is an NEC requirement that ensures that in the event of a blackout, the grid tie inverter shuts down to prevent the energy it transfers from harming any line workers who are sent to fix the power grid. Properly configured, a grid tie inverter enables a home owner to use an alternative power generation system like solar or wind power without extensive rewiring and without batteries. If the alternative power being produced is insufficient, the deficit is sourced from the electricity grid. Grid-tie inverters include conventional low-frequency types with transformer coupling, newer high-frequency types with transformer coupling, transformerless types. Instead of converting direct current directly into AC suitable for the grid, high-frequency transformers types use a computer process to convert the power to a high-frequency and back to DC and to the final AC output voltage suitable for the grid.

Transformerless inverters, which are popular in Europe, are lighter and more efficient than inverters with transformers. But transformerless inverters have been slow to enter the US market because of concerns that transformerless inverters, which do not have galvanic isolation between the DC side and grid, could inject dangerous DC voltages and currents into the grid under fault conditions. However, since 2005, the NFPA's NEC allows transformerless, or non-galvanically isolated, inverters by removing the requirement that all solar electric systems be negative grounded and specifying new safety requirements. Amendments to VDE 0126-1-1 and IEC 6210 define the design and procedures needed for such systems: ground current measurement and DC to grid isolation tests. Manufacturers datasheets for their inverters include the following data: Rated output power: This value is provided in watts or kilowatts. For some inverters, they may provide an output rating for different output voltages. For instance, if the inverter can be configured for either 240 VAC or 208 VAC output, the rated power output may be different for each of those configurations.

Output voltage: This value indicates the utility voltages the inverter can connect to. For smaller inverters for residential use, the output voltage is 240 VAC. Inverters that target commercial applications are available for 208, 240, 277, 400, 480 or 600 VAC and may produce three phase power. Peak efficiency: The peak efficiency represents the highest efficiency that the inverter can achieve. Most grid-tie inverters on the market as of July 2009 have peak efficiencies of over 94%, some as high as 96%; the energy lost during inversion is for the most part converted into heat. For an inverter to output its rated power it must have a power input that exceeds its output. For example, a 5000 W inverter operating at full power at 95% efficiency requires an input of 5,263 W. Inverters that are capable of producing power at different AC voltages may have different efficiencies associated with each voltage. CEC weighted efficiency: This efficiency is published by the California Energy Commission on its GoSolar website.

In contrast to peak efficiency, this value is an average efficiency and is a better representation of the inverter's operating profile. Inverters that are capable of producing power at different AC voltages may have different efficiencies associated with each voltage. Maximum input current

1933–34 Philadelphia Sphas season

The Philadelphia Sphas were an early American professional basketball team. The 1933-34 season was the first played in the American Basketball League by the Sphas, although they did play in the ABL from 1926-1928 as the Philadelphia Warriors, no relation to the BAA franchise; the Sphas played in leagues around Philadelphia since 1917, but game-by-game records before the Sphas rejoined the ABL in 1933 are not available. After finishing a perfect 14-0 in the second part of the season, the Sphas would win the league championship with a 4-2 series victory over the Trenton Moose; the Sphas were referred to as the Philadelphia Hebrews in league records during this time. A Became the Camden Brewers after losing first 4 games b Game played in Brooklyn