Alaska lunar sample displays
The small podium plaque display has mounted on it a small Alaska state flag of about 4 inches by 6 inches that was taken to the moon and back, which lies directly below the goodwill moon rocks. The small podium plaque display was given to the people of the state of Alaska as a gift by President Richard Nixon, similar lunar sample displays were distributed to all the other states of the United States and all the countries of the world. The messages at the bottom of the podium plaque display read. This flag of state was carried to the moon and back by Apollo 11. The plaque display has in the center a small Alaska state flag about 4 inches by 6 inches, the lunar basalt 70017 was collected by Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt on the moon in 1972. Once lunar basalt 70017 was brought back to earth from the moon, the specimen was enveloped in a plastic ball and mounted on the wooden plaque along with the Alaska state flag which had been taken to the moon and back by the crew of Apollo 17. The plaque was distributed in 1973 by President Richard Nixon to the state of Alaska as he did that year to the other 49 states and this was done as a goodwill gesture to promote peace and harmony.
The Alaska Apollo 11 lunar commemorative wooden plaque display was on public viewing at the Alaska Transportation Museum in Anchorage in 1973, in September of that year, the museum burned down under suspicious circumstances and the Apollo 11 Alaska lunar plaque display was reported missing. It is suspected that an arsonist started the fire on September 6,1973. The Alaska Apollo 11 lunar plaque display mysteriously resurfaced in 2010, texas resident Coleman Anderson claimed he had found the goodwill moon rocks plaque display in the burned-out remains of the museum site when he was a teenager in 1973. Anderson was the stepson of the curator of the time. According to Anderson, he combed through the debris and stumbled upon the Alaska Apollo 11 plaque display and it had a thick layer of ashes on it, but he thought he could clean it up once he got it home. He thought it to be a cool souvenir and he said the garbage workers saw him combing through the burned debris but didnt stop him. Anderson claimed he saved the plaque with the rocks from destruction.
Anderson sued the state of Alaska to be compensated for protecting the plaque, in his lawsuit, Anderson stated that after the museum fire, the fire area was roped off immediately and the only people allowed inside were museum employees and emergency personnel. When the fire investigation ended and the displays that could be recovered were removed, Anderson claimed that the burned debris and ashes were being discarded by the museum, so anything within these would be considered forfeited and unclaimed, and therefore public property. The Alaska Assistant Attorney General, representing the Alaska State Museum and this determination should be finalized sometime in 2013. The Alaska Apollo 17 goodwill moon rocks display is presently being held at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau
Alan MacGregor Cranston was an American politician and journalist who served as a United States Senator from California, from 1969 to 1993. Cranston was born in Palo Alto, the son of Carol and he attended Pomona College for one year, studied abroad for a summer at the National Autonomous University of Mexico before graduating from Stanford University in 1936 with a degree in English. Cranston was born into a family from Northern California with interests in real estate. His first wife, Geneva McMath, was the mother of his sons, who died young in an accident, and Kim. Cranston was married to Norma Weintraub, Cranston was a correspondent for the International News Service for two years preceding World War II. In 1939, Hitlers publisher sued him for violation in Connecticut. Before enlisting in the forces in 1944 as a private, he worked as an editor and writer for the magazine Common Ground. The following year he wrote a book, The Killing of the Peace. Cranston, a supporter of government, attended the 1945 conference that led to the Dublin Declaration.
Also in the late 1940s, Cranston began his opposition to nuclear weapons. In 1952, Cranston co-founded the California Democratic Council, and served as chairman, since that time, the CDC has served as an unofficial coalition of local Democratic clubs that coordinate electoral activities and activism throughout California. The CDC provided substantial support to Cranston in his bid for State Controller in 1958, a Democrat, Cranston was elected California State Controller in 1958 and re-elected in 1962. The general election itself was marred by mudslinging. Roosevelt that Nazi Germany had perpetrated the Katyń massacre, many of the same allegations were recycled in an article that ran in American Opinion in 1974 entitled Alan Cranston, The Shadow in the Senate. In 1974, Cranston defeated Republican H. L. Bill Richardson, Cranston polled 3,693,160 votes to Richardsons 2,210,267. In 1980, Cranston defeated Republican Paul Gann,4,705,399 to 3,093,426 and his 1980 reelection campaign was notable for a July 31 benefit that would be the last concert The Eagles played at together for 14 years.
During the event Cranstons wife thanked Eagles guitarist Don Felder for performing, to which Felder reportedly replied, bandmate Glenn Frey took exception to Felders comment, leading to onstage bickering and the breakup of the band immediately following the concert. The New York Times characterized him as a bald, craggy-looking, Cranston was elected again in 1986 defeating Republican nominee Congressman Ed Zschau
After Stonewall is a 1999 documentary film directed by John Scagliotti about the 30 years of gay rights activism since the 1969 Stonewall riots. It is the sequel to the Scagliotti-produced 1984 film Before Stonewall and is narrated by musician Melissa Etheridge, participants include Dorothy Allison, Jewelle Gomez, Rita Mae Brown, Craig Lucas, Arnie Kantrowitz, Barbara Gittings, Barbara Smith, Larry Kramer and Barney Frank. In 1999, After Stonewall won the Audience Award for Outstanding Documentary Feature at L. A. Outfest, the following year it was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. After Stonewall at the Internet Movie Database After Stonewall at AllMovie
Administrative divisions of Portugal
Administratively, Portugal is a unitary and decentralized State. Nonetheless, operationally, it is highly centralized system with administrative divisions organized into three tiers, the State is organized under the principles of subsidiarity, local government autonomy, and democratic decentralization of the public service. The government structure is based on the 1976 Constitution, adopted after the 1975 Carnation Revolution, in law 75/2013 of September 2013 the two types of administrative regions were defined, metropolitan areas and intermunicipal communities. Also, the powers and duties of the parishes, metropolitan areas. In addition, the Portuguese territory was redefined during European integration and these NUTS definitions, used for collecting statistical information, follow many of the countries border definitions. Although utilized by the Portuguese government, they do not have a status in law. Since 1978, Portugal conceded political autonomy to its North Atlantic archipelagos due to their distance, geographical context, the Azores is an archipelago of nine islands and several islets that were discovered and settled by the Portuguese in the late 15th century.
The Azores lies a third of the distance between Europe and North America, along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Madeira is an archipelago that includes two principal islands and Porto Santo, plus two uninhabited natural group of islands, the Desertas and Savage Islands. The archipelago is located closer to Africa than Europe, is commercial and urbanized. A plan to divide mainland Portugal in eight regions was defeated in a referendum in 1998, the metropolitan areas of Lisbon and Porto were created in 1991. Finally in law 75/2013 of September 2013 the current two types of regions were defined, metropolitan areas and intermunicipal communities. The Metropolitan Areas are territorial units formed by grouping municipalities, in order to economize on municipal investments, the territories of the intermunicipal communities are based on the NUTS III statistical regions. Preceding the nations independence, the oldest of the municipalities still in existence Coimbra and Santarém were founded in 1085 e 1095.
São João da Pesqueira is the oldest Portuguese municipality, founded in 1055, since the creation of a democratic local administration, in 1976, the Portuguese municipalities have been ruled by a system composed by an executive body and a deliberative body. The municipal chamber is the body, and is composed of a president of the municipality. There are 308 municipalities in Portugal and they are usually named for their biggest city, or at least, their historically most important city or town. However, the municipality is usually larger than the city or town after which it is named. The largest in area is Odemira with 1720.60 km², nearly all municipalities are subdivided into civil parishes
201 (South Park)
201 is the sixth episode of the fourteenth season of South Park, and the 201st overall episode of the series. It originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on April 21,2010, the episode continued multiple storylines from the previous episode,200, in which a group of angry celebrities demand South Park produce the Muslim prophet Muhammad. In 201, a group of religious figures team up to save South Park from the celebrities and their monster Mecha-Streisand. The episode was written and directed by series co-creator Trey Parker, prior to the broadcast of 201, the radical Muslim organization Revolution Muslim posted a warning on their website that Parker and Stone risked being murdered for their depiction of Muhammad. Nevertheless, both 200 and 201 were nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 2010, the censorship drew strong criticism of Comedy Central. Critics said that the action would encourage further threats from radical groups. 201 was not shown in repeats, has not been available on the South Park website.
In most places the episode Sexual Healing was shown instead of episode 201, according to Nielsen Media Research, the episode was seen by 3.5 million viewers, making it the most watched cable television program of the night. On January 31,2014, the uncensored version was leaked when it was pulled from the South Park Studios servers and was posted online in its entirety without approval by Comedy Central. Back in the present, Mr. Garrison refuses to reveal the identity of Cartmans father, the Ginger Separatist Movement and the townsfolk are negotiating the handover of Muhammad when Mecha-Streisand begins to attack South Park. Muhammad, who is visually obscured throughout the episode by a black box superimposed with the word CENSORED, is taken by Stan, Kyle. The Gingers arrive and take Muhammad and Cartman captive, Cruise is the first subjected to the process, gaining a CENSORED box identical to Muhammads, but further transfers are interrupted when the Super Best Friends arrive to free their comrade Muhammad.
Meanwhile, Cartman is taken to the Ginger lair to meet Scott Tenorman, depicted as a melodramatic madman, Scott has decorated his lair to represent the Chili Con-Carnival in which Cartman gained his revenge on Scott by tricking him into eating his own parents. The fight between the Super Best Friends and Gingers spills over into the Ginger lair, during the fight, Seaman leaps upon Cruises back, leading Stan to observe, Tom Cruise has Seaman on his back. The CENSORED box over Cruise disappears, and all present continue to make based on the fact that the words Seaman. In the censored version, this explanation is completely obscured by a continuous audio bleep. As the town begins to following the Mecha-Streisand attack, Stan and Kenny find Cartman crying – not because he learned that he murdered his father. Mitch Connor reminds Cartman that he is half-Bronco as well and tells him makes him pretty cool
Access to the Region's Core
Access to the Regions Core was a commuter rail project to increase passenger service capacity on New Jersey Transit between Secaucus Junction in New Jersey and Manhattan in New York City. New infrastructure would have included new trackage, a new yard. A new station adjacent to New York Penn Station was to be constructed as running more trains into the current station was deemed unfeasible, an estimated budget for the project was $8.7 billion. $600 million had been spent on the project and it was colloquially dubbed the tunnel to Macys basement, in reference to its terminus under 34th Street. After its cancellation, the government demanded repayment of funding received by NJT for the project. The Christie administration engaged a law firm to present its arguments for non-payment, an agreement was eventually reached in which part of the funds would be returned while other monies would be used on transit-related projects. Christie directed PANYNJ funding toward New Jersey road projects, a March 2012 Government Accountability Office investigated the decision to cancel the project and provided comments that questioned Christies rationale.
Since 2014, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr, the improvement would have included the construction of two new rail tunnels under the Hudson River as a supplement to the North River Tunnels, which operate at 100% capacity. While the terminal station would have dead-ended trains, there was hope that it would one day be extended eastward depending on future funding, before being terminated, the Port Authority had purchased, or otherwise acquired rights or leased land on Manhattans West Side. About $250 million was spent on studies and design, condemnation procedures initiated by the state for properties along the route in Hudson County were left pending at various stages after the cancellation. Christie directed that funding be directed to road projects, in September 2011, the Turnpike Authority voted to spend the funds committed to the project on roads within the state. This Major Investment Study was completed in 2003, and recommended two alternatives for advancement into a Draft Environmental Impact Statement, alternative P would create new tracks and platforms under the existing Penn Station.
Alternative S would create a new link to existing Penn Station as well as new East River Tunnels to expanded rail storage facilities at Sunnyside Yard. Alternative G would have provided a link to Grand Central Terminal, the environmental review stage lasted from 2003 to 2009. This would have required approval by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, in addition to Hudson River impacts, the Penn Station Connector would have required excavation of a wide trench across Manhattans West Side. The agency opted to construct a terminal, which became a source of controversy. In July 2006, the Federal Transit Administration announced its decision to allow preliminary engineering to begin on the new rail tunnel. Supporters called the FTAs announcement a positive sign that the government eventually intended to commit funding to the project
Richard Abidin Breen, better known as Abz Love, is an English rapper, songwriter, DJ, producer and TV personality. Love has sold over 20 million records as a member and the singer of Simon Cowells boy band Five. In 2003, Love released his solo album Abstract Theory. After years out of the spotlight, Love returned to screens on ITV2s The Big Reunion in 2012, in 2013 he appeared on All Star Mr & Mrs and became the runner-up for Channel 5s Celebrity Big Brother 12. In 2015, Love starred in BBC Twos documentary series Country Strife, Abz on the Farm, followed by a Christmas special titled Country Strife, Abz on the Christmas Farm. In January 2016, Abz released his first solo single in over a decade, on 29 June 1979 Love was born in London to Turkish father Turan Sanveren and Irish mother Kathleen Breen. Love was raised on an estate in Hackney, East London until he left home at 16 to join boyband five. He won a scholarship to attend the Italia Conti Stage School where he studied acting, one day his teacher suggested he audition for a boy band that was being put together by Simon Cowell.
Love and fellow 5ive members J Brown and Sean Conlon were heavily involved in writing many of the bands greatest hits such as Everybody Get Up, Keep on Moving and If Youre Getting Down. Five were a successful British boy band in the 90s consisting of members Richard Abidin Love, Jason Brown, Sean Conlon, Ritchie Neville, formed in 1997 by father/son management team Bob Herbert and Chris Herbert for Safe management ltd. The band went on to be signed by music industry boss & A&R Simon Cowell, based on current BPI certifications 5ive have sold an over 1.6 million albums and 2 million singles in the UK alone. The band split on 27 September 2001 when new father Robinson convinced the members to take a break. Love has since stated on ITVs The Big Reunion that he did not want the band to split, after Five split, Love was signed to Sony BMG by Simon Cowell as a solo artist and became the only band member to release a solo album. Abstract Theory, and had three Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart with What You Got Stop sign and Miss Perfect, after 5ive split in 2001, Love admits his life spiralled out of control when he began partying and abusing drugs and alcohol.
He reached his lowest point when an agent to whom Love had become close robbed his life savings from the sale of his house. Over £200,000 in total was stolen and, with no income or savings and no career to speak of, Love became homeless and resorted to sleeping in the loft space of his cousins bakery in East London. 5ive reformed in 2006 without Conlon, but split up again a year after record label failed to materialise. In 2008 Abz changed his surname from Breen to Love by deed poll, shortly afterwards Love altered the spelling of his stage name from Abs to Abz
Alan Gardner, 3rd Baron Gardner
Alan Legge Gardner, 3rd Baron Gardner, was a British Whig politician. Gardner was the son of Admiral Alan Gardner, 2nd Baron Gardner, a viscountcy was to be conferred on his father in 1815, but he died before the patent had passed the Great Seal and the title was never given to his son. He did, manage to get his fathers barony passed down to him instead of his fathers son, Mr Fenton Gardner. In his youth, Gardner was a member of the literary salon established by the Countess of Blessington and he was a celebrated sportsman. He sat on the Whig benches in the House of Lords, Lord Gardner married firstly Frances Margaret Hughes in 1835. After her death he married secondly the actress Julia Sarah Hayfield Fortescue, daughter of Edward E. T. Fortescue, in December 1848 at St Georges, Hanover Square, London. They had several children born before and after their marriage, as his former mistress and his son Herbert Gardner, born two years before his parents wedding, became a Liberal politician and was created Baron Burghclere in 1895.
One of Lord Gardners legitimate daughters, the Hon. Gardner died in November 1883, aged 73, when his titles became dormant. Issue, according to Fortescue website, a son, possibly Col. Alan Coulston Gardner, he married and had issue 2 sons, but was illegitimate so could not inherit the 1798 barony. A son Herbert Gardner, who married Lady Winifred Byng, née Herbert, daughter of the 4th Earl of Carnarvon, one daughter Evelyn was the first wife of Evelyn Waugh and was thus known as She-Evelyn. Another daughter married Geoffrey Hope-Morley, 2nd Baron Hollenden, Hon. Florence Coulston Gardner, married William Onslow, 4th Earl of Onslow, sometime Governor-General of New Zealand, and had issue. Hon. Evelyn Coulston Gardner, married 1881 William Fuller Maitland and had issue Kidd, Williamson, New York, St Martins Press,1990. Leigh Rayments Peerage Pages Lundy, works by or about Alan Gardner, 3rd Baron Gardner at Internet Archive Lord Gardner at the National Portrait Gallery
21st Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Skanderbeg
Skanderbeg never reached divisional strength, being at most a brigade-sized formation of between 6,000 and 6,500 troops. In May 1944, members of the division arrested 281 Jews in Pristina and handed them over to the Germans, who transported them to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where many were killed. The division itself was known for this action and for murdering, raping. Its only significant military actions took place during a German anti-Partisan offensive in the German occupied territory of Montenegro in June and July 1944. Following those operations, the unit was deployed as a force at the chromium mines in Kosovo. Reinforced by German Kriegsmarine personnel and with fewer than 500 Albanians remaining in its ranks, the remaining members were incorporated into the 7th SS Volunteer Mountain Division Prinz Eugen. After the war, divisional commander SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS August Schmidhuber was found guilty of war crimes by a court in Belgrade, on 7 April 1939, five months prior to the outbreak of World War II, the Kingdom of Italy invaded Albania.
The country was overrun in five days, and Italian King Victor Emmanuel III accepted the crown offered by the Parliament of Albania, the Royal Albanian Army was incorporated into the Royal Italian Army and a viceroy was appointed to administer the country as a protectorate. Kosovo was annexed to Albania, and in the beginning, Albanians living there enthusiastically welcomed the Italian occupation, some Kosovo Albanians even suggested that Albanians were Aryans of Illyrian heritage. Although officially under Italian rule, the Albanians in Kosovo were given control of the region and encouraged to open Albanian-language schools, the Italians gave the inhabitants Albanian citizenship and allowed them to fly the flag of Albania. The Royal Italian Army expelled most of the Serbs and Montenegrins that had settled Kosovo during the interwar period, the Kosovo Albanians despised the Serbs for the oppression they had experienced at their hands during the Balkan Wars, World War I, and under Yugoslav rule.
They took advantage of their circumstances, attacked their Serb neighbours. Albania remained occupied by Italy until its surrender to the Allies in September 1943, in August of that year, faced with the imminent collapse of the Italian war effort, Nazi Germany deployed the 2nd Panzer Army to the Balkans to take over areas previously occupied by Italy. One of the Italian areas seized by the Germans was Albania, the Germans took control of all Albanian forces that had been collaborating with the Italians prior to their capitulation, including the Balli Kombëtar, an anti-communist and nationalist militia. The Germans strengthened the Albanian army and gendarmerie, but quickly decided those troops were unreliable, the division recruited a further 500 men from the Sandžak. But the Albanian government supported the idea, in the face of increasing difficulties Himmler soon changed his mind, and in February 1944 the idea received Adolf Hitlers approval. In February 1944, Hitler approved the creation of an Albanian Waffen-SS division that was to serve only inside Kosovo and these corps would be combined with the Volksdeutsche 7th SS Volunteer Mountain Division Prinz Eugen and together would form a Balkan Waffen-SS mountain army of five divisions.
By this point, the Germans and some members of the Albanian puppet government believed that about 50,000 men could be recruited from Albanian-held territory to join the SS, the SS had initially envisioned a force of 10, 000–12,000 men for an Albanian SS division