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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection is an anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Gardner Dozois, the thirty-first volume in an ongoing series. It was first published in hardcover, trade paperback and ebook by St. Martin's Griffin in July 2014, with a book club edition co-issued with the Science Fiction Book Club issued in the same month; the first British edition was published in trade paperback by Robinson in November 2014, under the alternate title The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 27. The book collects thirty-two novellas and short stories by various science fiction authors, with an introductory summation of the year and concluding bibliography by the editor; the stories were published in 2013 in various science fiction and other magazines. "Summation: 2013" "The Discovered Country" "The Book Seller" "Pathways" "A Heap of Broken Images" "Rock of Ages" "Rosary and Goldenstar" "Gray Wings" "The Best We Can" "Transitional Forms" "Precious Mental" "Martian Blood" "Zero for Conduct" "The Waiting Stars" "A Map of Mercury" "One" "Murder on the Aldrin Express" "Biographical Fragments of the Life of Julian Prince" "The Plague" "Fleet" "The She-Wolf's Hidden Grin" "Bad Day on Boscobel" "The Irish Astronaut" "The Other Gun" "Only Human" "Entangled" "Earth I" "Technarion" "Finders" "The Queen of Night's Aria" "Hard Stars" "The Promise of Space" "Quicken" "Honorable Mentions: 2013" The anthology placed fifth in the 2015 Locus Poll Award for Best Anthology

Duffy Bass Field

Duffy Bass Field is a baseball venue in Normal, Illinois, USA. It is home to the Illinois State Redbirds baseball team of the Division I Missouri Valley Conference, it was built in 1988 and has a capacity of 1,200 spectators, 1,000 of, seated. The field is home to the University High School Pioneers baseball team. In both 1992 and 2003, the field was awarded the Professional Grounds Management Society's Honor Award for the excellent condition of its playing surface. Prior to 2008, the facility featured little seating and other amenities around the playing field. In 2006, however, a $3.4 million renovation project was announced, construction began on July 15, 2008. Part of then-athletic director Sheahon Zenger's initiative to improve Redbird athletic facilities, the project added 1,000 stadium seats, concession stands, ticket windows, it upgraded the venue's press box and dugouts. An electronic scoreboard was added later. Browning Day Mullins Dierdorff Architects designed the stadium structure, while McCoy Construction built the new facilities.

In fall 2012, a FieldTurf infield was installed at the facility, while the outfield surface remained natural grass. Prior to the renovation, the field's surface had been natural grass; the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Tournament was held on May 21–25 2013 at Duffy Bass Field. The field is named for former Illinois State baseball coach Duffy Bass. During Bass's 1964–1988 tenure, the Redbirds' record was 713–457–18; this record included a 1969 national championship in the College Division. Duffy Bass Field has been home to the Horenberger/Bass Baseball Classic, an annual game which commemorates Bass and Illinois Wesleyan University's former baseball coach Jack Horenberger. First played in 2004, the game alternates between Duffy Bass and Illinois Wesleyan's Jack Horenberger Field. Illinois State has won four of six classics played; the game was rained out in 2009, 2011, 2012. List of NCAA Division I baseball venues

Digital repatriation

Digital repatriation my love god cultural heritage in a digital format to the communities from which they originated. The term originated from within anthropology, referred to the creation of digital photographs of ethnographic material which would be made available to members of the originating culture. However, the term has been applied to museum and archives collections, can refer not only to digital photographs but digital collections and virtual exhibits including 3D scans and audio recordings. Digital repatriation is becoming relevant as more cultural institutions make their collections available online; this increased access is sometimes at odds with the desires of the originating culture, since it limits their ability to curate and define terms of access to their cultural materials. Many cultural institutions are making efforts to involve communities in collection display and description. Proponents of digital surrogacy argue that it can offer benefits to originating cultures and educators.

For originating cultures, digital surrogates can make cultural objects accessible to dispersed populations, reunite collections of physically scattered objects, or provide access to objects for which physical repatriation is challenging. Digital surrogates can provide an interactive experience for community members and inspire new community engagement with cultural objects. High quality digital surrogates can aid with preservation of the original objects, provide documentation for collections management, give scholars access to the surrogates for continued study regardless of where the original artifacts are located. However, scholars caution that digital surrogates are alternative representations of an object, rather than replacements for the original objects. Repatriation is fraught with ethical and legal challenges regarding ownership of artifacts and materials. Communities within originating cultures seeking to assert ownership over artifacts and materials held in outside institutions may lack the types of documentation that would be accepted in international courts of law and they may have traditions and beliefs which conflict with Western understandings of individual intellectual property rights.

While digital repatriation can provide access to objects for which physical repatriation is complicated or unlikely, originating cultures may not be satisfied with this option. Institutions creating digital surrogates for digital repatriation may retain copies for institutional use. Originating cultures may object to replicating or displaying sacred objects, objections which may extend to digital representations of the objects; some institutions have chosen to resolve this ethical challenge by requesting intellectual property rights clearance from the communities in question before publishing digital materials and offering control over access permissions and representation of digital materials to members of the originating cultures. The National Museum of the American Indian and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa have been active in bicultural co-curation of digital material; the Local Contexts initiative has developed Traditional Knowledge labels, which institutions can utilize in digital collections to allow communities to designate certain material as restricted for access or use.

This allows for online access to community materials while respecting the origin culture’s traditions and wishes


Hammerite is a brand of hammer paint made by Hammerite Products, a subsidiary of Imperial Chemical Industries. Hammerite paint was first developed in 1962 by Allen Forster and manufactured at the Finnigan's factory in Prudhoe, Northumberland; the company produced the anti-corrosion treatment Waxoyl. In the early 1980s, the company was acquired by Hunting plc who sold it on to Williams Holdings in 1993. ICI acquired the company from Williams Holdings in 1998. Hammerite products includes rust prevention and restoration paint, are based on zinc phosphate as the active ingredient, their products include exterior paints as well as special metal primers. Many of these paints feature a hammered look, hence the name of the company. Hammerite Hammerite at ICI

Ira Sullivan

Ira Sullivan is an American jazz trumpeter, flautist and composer born in Washington, D. C. United States. An active musician since the 1950s, he worked with Red Rodney and Lin Halliday, he was taught trumpet by his father, saxophone by his mother and played both in 1950s Chicago with such seminal figures as Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Wardell Gray and Roy Eldridge, garnering a reputation as a fearsome bebop soloist. After playing with Art Blakey, mastering alto and baritone saxophone, Sullivan moved south to Florida and out of the spotlight in the early 60s, his reluctance to travel limited his opportunities to play with musicians of the first rank, but Sullivan continued to play in the Miami area in schools and churches. Contact with local younger players, notably Jaco Pastorius and Pat Metheny led to teaching and to a broadening of his own musical roots to include the lessons of John Coltrane's music and elements of jazz rock. With the addition of flute and soprano saxophone to his armoury, Sullivan moved to New York and in 1980 formed a quintet with legendary bop trumpeter Red Rodney.

Resisting the temptation to follow current trends and play the music of their youth and Rodney worked on new material and fostered young talent to produce some fresh and stimulating music. Ira and his longtime friend and collaborator Stu Katz, jazz pianist and vibraphonist, co-led a multi-night performance with Katz at Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase in Chicago. A live recording of some of those performances, A Family Affair: Live At Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase, was released in 2011. In 2014, Ira Sullivan performed in concert with jazz vocalist Erin McDougald for a live-recorded concert at 35th Street Studios which featured pianist-guitarist Rob Block, bassist Kelly Sill and drummer Charles Heath along with multi-reed player Marc Berner. Sullivan teaches at the Young Musicians Camp each summer at the University of Miami. 1958: Nicky's Tune 1959: Blue Stroll 1962: Bird Lives! 1967: Horizons 1976: Ira Sullivan 1977: Ira Sullivan 1978: Peace - released 1979 1978: Multimedia - released 1982 1980: The Incredible Ira Sullivan 1981: Ira Sullivan Does It All 1981: Spirit Within with Red Rodney 1982: Sprint with Red Rodney 1983: Strings Attached 1986: Gulfstream with Ted Shumate 1993: The Breeze and I with Joe Dioro 1996: After Hours 2010: A Family Affair with Stu Katz With Art Blakey Originally With Frank Catalano Cut It Out With Red Garland Red Alert With Lin Halliday Delayed Exposure East of the Sun With Eddie Harris Come on Down With Philly Joe Jones Philly Mignon With Roland Kirk Introducing Roland Kirk With J. R. Monterose J. R. Monterose With Rita Reys The Cool Voice of Rita Reys With Red Rodney Live at the Village Vanguard Hi Jinx at the Vanguard Alive in New York Night and Day With Billy Taylor The Billy Taylor Trio Introduces Ira Sullivan With Roberto Magris Roberto Magris Sextet feat.

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