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Chungju

Chungju is a city in North Chungcheong province, South Korea. Uamsan is a mountain located within the outskirts of the city; the city is famous for the annual martial arts festival held in October. Of note, former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon grew up here. City Flower: Chrysanthemum City Bird: Mandarin duck City Tree: Apple tree During Hideyoshi's Invasions of Korea Chungju was the site of the Battle of Chungju, where the Korean general Shin Rip was defeated by the Japanese general Konishi Yukinaga; this defeat resulted in King Seonjo fleeing from Hanseong to Pyongyang. Chungju Dam is the country's biggest multi-purpose dam that links together Chungju and its neighborhoods, it creates a manmade lake with a vast body of water. Woraksan Mt and Songnae valley are located nearby. Additionally, this area has cherished cave area/springs; the 2013 World Rowing Championships were held at Tangeum Lake, Chungju between August 25 – September 1. It had been intended that the Asia and Oceania Qualification Regatta for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games would be held there from 27-30 April, but it was cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Chungju is famous for its production of apples. The principal reasons being because of the large amount of daylight received and high difference of temperatures; the growing of apples started 300 years ago from China and it was 1912 when the city began to plant trees. As of 2009, apple cultivation area is 1,871 ㏊ and production amount is 41,592; the production of apple is 44.6% in Chungcheongbuk-do. The scale is the greatest in Chungcheongbuk-do. There are two universities in Chungju: Konkuk University and Korea National University of Transportation; as well as being the home to these two Universities, Chungju has many primary and high schools with excellent classroom facilities. There is Chungju Chinese Elementary School. List of cities in South Korea Tangeum Lake City government home pagen City government home page

Leo E. Allen

Leo Elwood Allen was an American politician from Illinois. Born in Elizabeth, Allen's maternal grandparents were German immigrants and his paternal grandfather was from England, he attended public schools and graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1923. During the First World War, he served as a sergeant in the 123rd Field Artillery Regiment between 1917 and 1919, he taught school in Galena, Illinois in 1922 and 1923 and was clerk of the circuit court of Jo Daviess County from 1924 to 1932. He was admitted to the bar in 1930, starting a practice in Galena. Allen was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1932 and would be re-elected thirteen additional times, serving from March 4, 1933 to January 3, 1961, he twice served as chairman of the House Committee on Rules during the two Congresses he served in which the Republicans held majorities, the 80th Congress and the 83rd Congress. Allen voted in favor of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1960.

Allen declined to seek a fifteenth term in 1960 and retired in Galena, where he died on January 19, 1973. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery. United States Congress. "Leo E. Allen". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Political Graveyard Leo E. Allen at Find a Grave

Royal Gorge Bridge

The Royal Gorge Bridge is a tourist attraction near Cañon City, Colorado within Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, a 360-acre amusement park located along the edge of the Royal Gorge around both ends of the bridge. The bridge crosses the gorge 955 feet above the Arkansas River and held the record of highest bridge in the world from 1929 until 2001 when it was surpassed by the Liuguanghe Bridge in China; the Royal Gorge Bridge maintained the title of the world's highest suspension bridge until the Beipan River Guanxing Highway Bridge was completed in 2003 in China. The bridge remains the highest bridge in the United States and was among the ten highest bridges in the world until 2012; the main span of the bridge between the towers is 880 feet, the total length is 1,260 feet, the width is 18 feet and the towers are 150 feet high. The steel base structure is covered with 1292 wooden planks. Passenger vehicles are allowed to cross the bridge, but only before park attractions open or after they close, times depending on season.

Oversize vehicles, including large trucks, RVs and buses, are not permitted to cross. The bridge was built in six months between June and November 1929 at a cost of $350,000. In 1931, the Incline Railway, or the Incline, was added beside the bridge to reach the bottom of the gorge. In the 1950s, a miniature railroad was built by the edge of the gorge and an aerial tram was opened in 1969. In the early 1980s, the bridge was renovated with suspension rods and paint. A Skycoaster attraction was added with riders being swung out over the edge of the gorge. In June 2013, a wildfire destroyed most of the park's buildings and the aerial tram, damaged the Incline; the bridge sustained only slight damage to the wooden deck and was otherwise undamaged, along with the Skycoaster. The park was rebuilt and reopened in August 2014; the park had a grand reopening in May 2015 with new gondolas and a new zip-line crossing the gorge on the east side of the bridge. Construction began on June 5, 1929 and ended in November 1929.

The bridge cost $350,000 and was constructed as a tourist attraction, not as a through route for transportation purposes. The road leading to the bridge from U. S. Route 50 continues on the south side of the gorge re-connecting with Route 50; the road on the south rim is blocked shortly beyond the bridge and all traffic must turn around. The road leading to and across the bridge from Route 50 is designated as Fremont County Road 3A and begins about 10 mi west of Cañon City; the Royal Gorge Route Railroad runs under the bridge along the base of Royal Gorge. The Royal Gorge Bridge surpassed the Sidi M'Cid Bridge in Algeria in 1929 to become the highest bridge in the world with a deck height of 955 ft, measured from the deck to the river surface below; the Liuguanghe Bridge in China surpassed the Royal Gorge Bridge in 2001 to become the new highest bridge with a deck height of 974 ft. The Royal Gorge Bridge surrendered the title of the world's highest suspension bridge when the Beipan River Guanxing Highway Bridge in China was completed in 2003 with a deck height of 1,200 ft.

Several more higher bridges in China, have been completed since 2003 causing the Royal Gorge Bridge to drop out of the top ten highest bridges in the world. As of 2020, the Royal Gorge Bridge is among the 25 highest bridges in the world, remains the highest bridge in the United States. Several additional bridges more than 955 ft high are scheduled for completion through 2023, ten of them in China, plus the Chenab Bridge in India. Since late 2016, the highest bridge is China's Beipanjiang Bridge Duge, which has a cable-stayed span with a deck height of 1,854 ft; the current highest suspension bridge is China's Sidu River Bridge opened in 2009 with a deck height of 1,627 ft. The bridge was built between June and November 1929 at a cost of $350,000, $100,000 over budget. Adjusting for inflation, the cost to rebuild in the 2010s would be over $20 million; the project was financed by Lon P. Piper, president of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Amusement Company of San Antonio, Texas. Piper hired George E. Cole as the Chief Engineer and the bridge was completed in about six months with no deaths or serious injuries.

The formal opening occurred on December 8, 1929. Piper agreed to a twenty-year lease of the gorge and surrounding land, owned by Cañon City, paying a $1000 yearly fee to the city with a reduced fee of $500 in some years of hardship. In 1931, the 3 ft narrow gauge incline railway was built to the bottom of the gorge through a narrow cleft just west of the north end of the bridge; the first suicide occurred the same year when a man from Pueblo, Colorado jumped off the bridge. In 1937, a lighting system was installed to illuminate the gorge walls. In 1947, after struggling for many years through the Great Depression and World War II, Piper sold the bridge and leasing rights to a group of local Colorado businessmen and Clint Murchison, a Texan who made a fortune in oil and real estate. A long-time employee of the park stated that Murchison, who died in 1969, never visited the bridge he had bought after he became the sole owner. In the 1950s, a lodge was built by the gorge and the Silver Rock Railway 2 ft narrow gauge train with a Chance Rides miniature C.

P. Huntington locomotive began running along the edge of the gorge near the bridge. In 1956, Murchison and his Royal Gorge Bridge Company based in Dallas agreed to pay the city a percentage of its revenue instead of the $1000 yearly fee for the lease; the percentage arrangement has proven favorable for

Bathymophila euspira

Bathymophila euspira is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Solariellidae. The height of the shell attains 7 mm; the conical shell is elevated, with a rather obtuse apex. It is pearly white, it contains five whorls. The nucleus is translucent and with a sculpture of strong revolving threads, of which that nearest to the suture is most pronounced, continues, at first sharp with slight waves with oblique waves like the lay of a stranded rope. On the body whorl there is a succession of well-elevated pinched-up points forming a band next the suture; the others disappear on the third whorl, for the rest the shell is only marked by faint lines of growth here and there, a little more pronounced in the vicinity of the umbilical callus. The periphery has a tendency to carination; the base of the shell is rounded. The oblique aperture is rounded with a sharp margin; the simple columella is stout, inseparable from a thick white callus which forms a lump over the umbilical pit. The end of the columella form a sort of lump or thickened angle.

The suture is distinct throughout. This species occurs in the following locations at depths between 713 m and 1472 m: Caribbean Sea Cuba, Puerto Rico Gulf of Mexico Dall, W. H. 1881. Reports on the results of dredging, under the supervision of Alexander Agassiz, in the Gulf of Mexico, in the Caribbean Sea, 1877-79, by the United States Coast Survey Steamer'Blake,'. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 9: 33-144. Rosenberg, G. F. Moretzsohn, E. F. García. 2009. Gastropoda of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579–699 in Felder, D. L. and D. K. Camp, Gulf of Mexico–Origins and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas To World Register of Marine Species

1921–22 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

The 1921–22 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois. The 1921–22 season was the second and final one for head coach Frank Winters at the University of Illinois. For Winters and the Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team, the season would be highlighted by the play of All-American Chuck Carney. Carney was not only selected as an All-American, he would be named the Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year at the completion of the season. For Winters, the rest of the team was made up of a group of players who were not as thought of, creating a less than perfect season; the Illini's only losses would be at the hands of Big Ten Conference opponents placing them in a tie for fourth place. The overall record for this team would be 5 losses; the Big Ten record for the season would be 7 wins 5 losses. The starting lineup included Carney, R. H. Popken, G. E. Potter at forward, W. H. Roettger at center, Laurie Walquist, John Sabo as guards.

Source Source Bold Italic connotes conference game Chuck Carney was elected to the "Illini Men's Basketball All-Century Team" in 2004. Carney was selected as the Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year for his play during the 1921–22 season. Otto Vogel received the Big Ten Medal of Honor for his proficiency in athletics and scholastic work following the 1922 season

Korobeiniki

"Korobeiniki" is a nineteenth-century Russian folk song that tells the story of a meeting between a peddler and a girl, describing their haggling over goods in a metaphor for courtship. Outside Russia, "Korobeiniki" is known as the Tetris theme, from its appearance in Nintendo's Game Boy version of the game; the song "Korobeiniki" is based on a poem of the same name by Nikolay Nekrasov, first printed in the Sovremennik magazine in 1861. Its increasing tempo and the associated dance style led to it becoming a popular Russian folk song. Korobeiniki were peddlers with trays, who sold fabric, haberdashery and other small items in pre-revolutionary Russia. Nekrasov's much longer poem tells the story of a young peddler who seduces a peasant girl named Katya one night in a field of rye, he offers her some of his wares as gifts in exchange for a kiss and, as it is implied, sexual favours. She rejects all but one of his gifts, a turquoise ring, reasoning that having his wares but not him would be unbearable.

The next morning, he pledges to marry her. The song's narrative ends here. After arrangements of "Korobeiniki" first appeared in Spectrum Holobyte's Apple IIgs and Mac versions of Tetris, the song was re-arranged in 1989 by Hirokazu Tanaka as the "Type A" accompaniment in Nintendo's Game Boy version, it has since become associated with the game in Western popular culture. In 2008, UGO listed the song as the 3rd best videogame music of all time. Though Tetris Holding LLC holds a sound trademark on this variation of the song for use in video games, the song has appeared in Dance Maniax 2nd Mix under the title "Happy-hopper". Other versions include: Doctor Spin's 1992 novelty Eurodance cover reached #6 on the UK singles chart. Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra has recorded and performed versions of the song under the title "Peddlers" since their eponymous debut EP in 1989. Most it can be found on their "Ska Me Forever" album; the string quartet Bond included a version on their 2000 debut album Born called Korobushka which they perform at their live concerts.

American rock band Ozma released a rock version on their 2001 album The Doubble Donkey Disc, used in 2013 on the movie Kick Ass 2. An Italian house remix of the song called "Cammino Contento" was featured in the 2005 compilation album by Gigi D'Agostino, Disco Tanz, it was performed and recorded by the California-based vocal ensemble Chanticleer on their 1997 album "Wondrous Love" under the name "Oy, Polná, Polná, Koróbuskaha". The American instrumental power metal band Powerglove recorded their own version of the song entitled "Tetris", on their debut EP Total Pwnage. A version of the song is used for the Nintendo Wii's video game Super Smash Bros. Brawl, in a part of the game related to Tetris. Arranged by Yoko Shimomura; the song is retained in versions of Smash Bros. as well. In 2009, a crust-folk band from Portland, Oregon called the Dapper Cadavers covered the song, titling it "Korobushka" on their EP, The Fall of the Dapper Cadavers. A trance cover arranged by Ryu* is featured on the Exit Trance release Exit Trance Presents FamiTrance EX under the title "Korobushka".

The song was included on his album Ageha as "Korobushka". The PlayStation Portable title Ape Escape Academy features this song in one of the'Camp-Side Fire' mini-games under the title'Korobushka'. Canadian Speed-Folk band The Kubasonics released a variation of the song under the name "Tetris Fantasy" on their 2005 album Big Beat Music with The Kubasonics. In 2006, sung by Titi Kamal for Original Soundtrack of Mendadak Dangdut samples and modifies Korobeiniki on chorus part. Canadian fingerstyle guitarist Ewan Dobson performs an acoustic guitar version of the song on his first album; the Timbers Army sings this melody with altered lyrics during Portland Timbers games accompanied by a simple dance with a large visual effect. The German Techno Band Scooter used the melody for it in their song Whistling Dave from the 2007 album Jumping All Over the World; the German EBM Band Eisenfunk used the melody for it in their song Korobeinki from the 2010 album 8-Bit. In the american TV-series House of Cards the fictive russian President Viktor Petrov performed Korobeiniki during a meeting wih president Underwood.

The remix appears in Just Dance 2015, albeit covered, with an excerpt of French Suite No. 3 in B Minor: Menuet by J. S. Bach, used as Music C in the Gameboy version. A version by the duo Pig With The Face Of A Boy, known as "A Complete History of the Soviet Union As Told By A Humble Worker, Arranged To The Melody Of Tetris", details a simplified telling of the tale of the Soviet Union, along with the two ending verses to the tune of the Game Over screen in Tetris. Another arrangement of the song appears as one of three selectable song in the Wii Party U multiplayer mode known as Dance With Mii. In this game, the song was titled "The Tetris Theme Song", is described in its blurb as "a rhythmic tune that's the theme song of an amazing video game"; the music was rearranged for Swap mode in Puyo Puyo Tetris if the game mode was Tetris, while a Puyo Puyo arrangement was used if Puyo