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Gale Gilbert

Gale Reed Gilbert is a former American football quarterback who played eight seasons in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, the San Diego Chargers. Gilbert is the only player in NFL history to be on five consecutive Super Bowl teams, none of which won. Gilbert was the catcher for a baseball team from Red Bluff, which played in the 1974 Little League World Series; that team lost the nationally televised championship game to a team from Taiwan. Gale Gilbert played college football for the California Golden Bears, he was the starting quarterback for the Golden Bears in the famous 1982 Big Game where The Play occurred, resulting in California winning with a series of laterals that scored a touchdown. Gilbert was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 1985, beginning his career as the third-string quarterback behind Dave Krieg and Jim Zorn. Gilbert became the backup to Krieg when Zorn was released on September 2, 1985, he became the holder, as Zorn's release opened that job up as well.

Gilbert made a 37-yard touchdown pass to Daryl Turner in the final seconds of a game against the Los Angeles Rams on September 23. Against the Kansas City Chiefs on September 29, Gilbert took over at quarterback for Krieg, who threw four interceptions. Gilbert threw an additional interception to end the game. Gilbert finished the 1985 season having played in nine games, going 19-for-40 for 218 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, he played for the Seahawks from 1985 to 1987. Gilbert played for the Buffalo Bills from 1989 to 1993 where he was the third-string quarterback, behind Jim Kelly and Frank Reich. In his seasons with Buffalo, Gilbert only played in two games. Gilbert played for the San Diego Chargers from 1994 to 1995. In San Diego, Gilbert saw increased playing time, appearing in 31 games over the course of the two seasons and starting one game each season. In these two seasons, Gilbert attempted 128 passes. Gilbert's career would end Sunday, December 31, 1995, during San Diego's 35–20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the wild card round of the playoffs.

Gilbert did not appear in his final game on an NFL roster. Gilbert is the only player in NFL history to be a member of five straight Super Bowl teams, he was a member of the Bills, who played in four straight Super Bowls and of the Chargers, who played in Super Bowl XXIX. All five teams lost. In June 1988, Gilbert pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted assault in connection with alleged sexual misconduct. Gilbert's son, Garrett Gilbert, is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, he was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, he competed in the 2010 BCS National Championship Game. Gilbert has been a member of the New England Patriots, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers, as well as the Orlando Apollos in the Alliance of American Football. Gilbert is the father of former Texas Christian University Horned Frogs tight end Griffin Gilbert

Elías Pino Iturrieta

Elías Pino Iturrieta is a Venezuelan writer and historian. He served as Director of the Venezuelan Academy of History, which he joined on 27 February 1997. Is Director of the Institute for Historical Research at Andrés Bello Catholic University, since 1999, he graduated from UCV in 1962, obtained a doctorate from El Colegio de México in 1969. La mentalidad venezolana de la Emancipación Contra lujuria castidad Ventaneras y castas Diabólicas y honestas La mirada del otro Viajeros extranjeros en la Venezuela del siglo XIX Fueros, civilización y ciudadanía, Venezuela metida en cintura País archipiélago El Divino Bolívar Nada sino un hombre Ideas y mentalidades de Venezuela Venezuela List of Venezuelan writers

Grisha Bruskin

Grisha Bruskin is a Russian artist known as a painter and printmaker. He was born in Moscow. Between 1963 and 1968, he studied at the Moscow Textile Institute. In 1969, he became a member of the Artists' Union of the USSR. Bruskin's participation in the famous Sotheby's auction in Moscow brought him worldwide fame, when his piece, "Fundamental Lexicon" was sold for a record price, he relocated to New York in 1988. In 1999, at the invitation of the German government and as a representative of Russia, Bruskin created a monumental triptych, "Life Above All" for the reconstructed Reichstag in Berlin. In 2001 he published a memoir-style book, "Past Imperfect." In 2012 he received the Kandinsky Prize in the "Project of the Year" category, for his project, "H-Hour." Bruskin works in New York and Moscow. He is one of the best-known and most successful contemporary artists of Russian origins. 2012, Grisha Bruskin, H-Hour, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow 2001. The Novoye Literaturnoye Obozreniye Publishers issue GrishaBruskin's book Past Imperfect.

ISBN 5-86793-121-8. Palace Editions publishes Grisha Bruskin. Life is Everywhere.. 2002. Kunsthalle in Emden publication. Das Alphabet des Grisha Bruskin. ISBN 3-935414-08-0 2003. Novoye Literaturnoye Obozreniye Publishers issue Grisha Bruskin's book Yours Truly ISBN 5-86793-199-4 2005. Novoye Literaturnoye Obozreniye Publishers issue Grisha Bruskin's book Letter follows. ISBN 5-86793-395-4 2006. Palace Editions publishes a book Grisha Bruskin. Alefbet. Tapestry. ISBN 5-93332-194-X, ISBN 3-938051-42-6 2008. Novoye Literaturnoye Obozreniye Publishers issue Grisha Bruskin's book Indirect Objects. SBN 978-5-86793-566-5 Syracuse University Press issues Grisha Bruskin's book Past Imperfect: 318 Episodes from the Life of a Russian Artist. ISBN 978-0-8156-0901-8, ISBN 0-8156-0901-9 2010. Lienart Publishing House issue a book Grisha Bruskin. Alefbet. Tapisserie. ISBN 978-2-35906-024-9 2011. Novoye Literaturnoye Obozreniye Publishers issue a collection of articles entitled Towards Bruskin. ISBN 978-5-86793-843-7. 2012.

Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow publishes Grisha Bruskin. H-Hour ISBN 978-5-93977-066-8. Kerber Art publishes Grisha Bruskin. H-Hour ISBN 978-3-86678-787-2 2013. Breus Publishing House issue Grisha Bruskin. Archaeologist's Collection ISBN 978-5-9904620-1-4 Kerber Art publishes Grisha Bruskin. Archaeologist's Collection ISBN 978-3-86678-883-1 2015. Grisha Bruskin. Alefbet. Alfabeto della memoria/The Alphabet of Memory. ISBN 978-88-6322-258-6 2015. Grisha Bruskin. An Archaeologist's Collection. ISBN 978-88-6322-266-1 Official website

SS Avoceta

SS Avoceta was a British steam passenger liner. She was built in Dundee in 1923 and was sunk by enemy action in the North Atlantic in 1941, she belonged to Yeoward Line, which carried passengers and fruit between Liverpool, Lisbon and the Canary Islands. Avoceta is Spanish for avocet. Yeoward Brothers had a previous ship called Avocet, built in 1885 and sunk by U-50 in 1917. In the early 1920s the Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Company of Dundee built two sister ships for Yeoward Brothers, completing Alondra in April 1922 and Avoceta in January 1923; the pair were similar to Aguila that Caledon had built for Yeoward in 1917, having the same size boilers and engine, the same beam and being only 3.7 feet longer. Avoceta had nine corrugated furnaces with a combined grate area of 189 square feet that heated three single-ended boilers with a combined heating surface of 7,054 square feet; these fed steam at 180 lbf/in2 to a three-cylinder triple expansion steam engine, rated at 395 NHP and drove a single screw.

In the Second World War Avoceta continued Yeoward Brothers' service to neutral Portugal and the Canary Islands. She made nine trips to Las Palmas, six of which included a call at Tenerife. Others were to two to Valencia and 11 to Lisbon, her final visit to the Canaries was in March 1941. Avoceta always joined an outbound convoy to leave British home waters, would continue either unescorted or with an OG-series convoy as far as Gibraltar, she made. During German and Italian submarines' First Happy Time in the Battle of the Atlantic one homeward trip was diverted: Convoy HG 39 left Gibraltar on 21 July 1940 bound for Liverpool, but instead went to Swansea in South Wales. On 13 August 1941 Avoceta's sister ship Aguila left Liverpool in OG 71. On 19 August 1941 Avoceta followed, leaving Liverpool with Convoy OG 72. On 18–23 August OG 71 became the first Allied convoy to be attacked by a U-boat wolfpack. OG 72 safely reached Gibraltar on 4 September, but there received news that OG 71 had been attacked, ten ships sunk, they included Aguila, lost with 152 dead and only 16 survivors.

From Gibraltar Avoceta made her usual round trip to Lisbon and back. In Lisbon she embarked dozens of refugees from German-occupied Europe: UK subjects who had escaped the fall of France and had been denied leave to remain by the authorities in neutral Spain and Portugal. Most were women and children, some of them of French or Spanish origin, several following their husbands to the UK. Once back in Gibraltar Avoceta embarked survivors rescued from the loss of Aguila, her cargo included 573 sacks of mail and some diplomatic bags. Avoceta was one of 25 merchant ships that formed Convoy HG 73, which left Gibraltar on 17 September bound for Liverpool. HG 73's Commodore, Rear Admiral Sir Kenelm Creighton, KBE, MVO, travelled on Avoceta. In response to the new wolfpack tactic, HG 73's initial escort included three destroyers, one sloop, eight corvettes and the fighter catapult ship HMS Springbank. At first this was successful: on 18 September a Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor found HG 73 and signalled its position and course, but on the moonless night of 21–22 September the destroyer HMS Vimy damaged the Italian submarine Luigi Torelli with depth charges and drove her away.

On 22 September another destroyer, HMS Highlander, rendezvoused with the convoy and reinforced its escort. On 24 September an Fw 200 patrol aircraft again sighted HG 73, but a Fairey Fulmar aircraft from Springbank drove it off; the next morning the German submarine U-124 sank the cargo ship Empire Stream. On the night of 25–26 September the attack increased. Avoceta was in the first row of the convoy, with the Norwegian cargo ship Varangberg in the position astern of her. At 0031 hrs U-203 fired a spread of four torpedoes from their port side. One hit Avoceta close to two hit Varangberg. Admiral Creighton was on Avoceta's bridge, recalled that when hit "She staggered like a stumbling horse". Both ships sank and Varangberg had no time to launch her lifeboats. Avoceta sank by the stern, her bows rose to such an angle that her lifeboats could not be lowered. However, the liner had three liferafts mounted so as to float clear in the event of a shipwreck, one of her radio officers survived by clinging to a large piece of her cork cargo that had floated free from one of her holds.

The Flower-class corvettes HMS Periwinkle rescued 40 survivors from Avoceta. Jasmine saved six of Varangberg's crew who were clinging to rafts and floating wreckage; the merchant ship. Avoceta's survivors were Admiral Creighton and five of his Royal Navy staff, her Master Harold Martin and 22 of his crew, two DEMS gunners and 12 passengers. A day U-201 sank Cervantes, killing eight people, but the merchant ship Starling rescued 32 including Cervantes' three survivors from Avoceta. Jasmine and Periwinkle landed their survivors at Milford Haven, Wales.123 people from Avoceta and 21 crew from Varangberg were lost. Avoceta's dead included 43 crew, nine Navy staff, four DEMS gunners and 67 civilian passengers, including 32 women and 20 children; the youngest victims were four one-year-old babies. The Barker family - seven children under 16, their mother Ida, grandfather and three cousins - died together. Three victims were in their early 70s; the Reverend Edward Stanley and his sister Elizabeth, both in their 60s, had been returning from missionary work in Vichy France.

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Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian

Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian is the 19th album by Bill Frisell to be released on the Elektra Nonesuch label. It was released in 2006 and features performances by Frisell, Ron Carter and Paul Motian recorded on February 14–15, 2005. An E. P. with additional tracks was released on iTunes. It has since become available on Bill Frisell's official website as a download; the AllMusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 3½ stars, stating, "This is a solid and unexpected surprise from a brilliantly conceived collaboration.". All compositions by Bill Frisell except as indicated. "Eighty-One" – 6:20 "You Are My Sunshine" – 5:56 "Worse and Worse" – 5:16 "Raise Four" – 5:15 "Pretty Polly" – 6:56 "On the Street Where You Live" – 9:25 "Monroe" – 6:05 "Introduction" – 4:36 "Misterioso" – 6:36 "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" – 7:56 Bill Frisell – guitars Paul Motian – drums Ron Carter – bass