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Concord, California

Concord is the largest city in Contra Costa County, California. At the 2010 census, the city had a population of 122,067 making it the 8th largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1869 as the community of Todos Santos by Salvio Pacheco, the name was changed to Concord within months; the city is a major regional suburban East Bay center within the San Francisco Bay Area, is 29 miles east of San Francisco. Concord is located at 37°58′41″N 122°01′52″W, it is 29 miles northeast of San Francisco, 22 miles northeast from Oakland, 65 miles southwest of Sacramento, 51 miles north of San Jose. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.5 square miles, all of it land. The focal point of downtown Concord is Todos Santos Plaza, which encompasses an entire city block and is known for its farmers market, free summer concerts, large number of surrounding restaurants. Much of the area around downtown has been redeveloped, with new high-density apartment and condominium projects to take advantage of the proximity to public transportation and to the area surrounding the park.

Despite this, some crime and homelessness remain issues in the downtown area. To the north and east of downtown is the older residential area of Concord, with many homes dating back to before World War II. In the far northern edge of town is a industrial area, dominated by the Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery; the southeastern area of the city, centered along Clayton Road, is residential and was developed in the 1960s and 1970s. In the southwest area of the city is the Latino neighborhood known as Four Corners, centered around the intersection of Monument Boulevard and Oak Grove Road. Concord is bordered on the west by Pleasant Hill and the unincorporated community of Pacheco, on the south by Walnut Creek, on the southeast by Clayton, on the northeast by Pittsburg and the unincorporated community of Bay Point, on the north by the unincorporated community of Clyde. Although it shares no border with Concord, Martinez is located immediately adjacent to Concord on the northwest; the North Concord BART station is known as Martinez BART.

Concord mild to cool, wet winters. Official data from the National Weather Service cooperative station in Concord shows average January temperatures are a maximum of 57.2 degrees Fahrenheit and a minimum of 41.6 °F. Average July temperatures are a maximum of 87.8 °F and a minimum of 58.2 °F. There are an average of 45.0 days with highs of 90 °F or higher and 3.8 days with lows of 32 °F or lower. The highest recorded temperature was 110 °F on September 1, 2017; the lowest record temperature was 24 °F on December 23, 1998. Average annual precipitation is 18.31 in, falling on an average of 57 days annually. The wettest year was 1995 with 26.62 inches and driest year was 2007 with 10.57 inches. The most rainfall in one month was 11.79 inches in December 2005, which included the 24-hour maximum rainfall of 3.95 inches on December 31. The valleys north of Mount Diablo were inhabited by the Miwok people, who hunted elk and fished in the numerous streams flowing from the mountain into the San Francisco Bay.

In 1772, Spanish explorers did not settle there. In 1834, the Mexican land grant Rancho Monte del Diablo at the base of Mount Diablo was granted to Salvio Pacheco. Concord was founded under the name of Todos Santos, on the initiative of Pacheco in 1869, it achieved prominence in the 19th century when most residents of Pacheco relocating to Concord to avoid the devastation of fire and flood which crippled Pacheco's booming economy. Concord was incorporated on February 5, 1905; the area around Concord in the surrounding Ygnacio and Clayton Valleys was a large agricultural area. Crops that were grown included grapes, almonds, wheat and tomatoes; the area to the east was the site of a few enormous wheat ranches over 5,000 acres, was a sea of wheat all the way to the marshes bordering Suisun Bay. During Prohibition, many vineyards were replaced with walnut orchards; the town of Cowell, now incorporated into Concord, produced cement. The first Concord post office opened in 1872; the munitions on board a Navy cargo ship exploded while being loaded during World War II, resulting in the largest number of casualties among African Americans in any one incident during that war.

On the evening of July 17, 1944 a massive explosion killed 320 sailors, merchant seamen and civilians working at the pier. The blast was felt 30 miles away. A subsequent refusal by 258 black sailors to load any more ammunition was the beginning of the Navy's largest-ever mutiny trial in which 50 men were found guilty. Future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall sat in on most of the proceedings and declared that he saw a prejudiced court; the 2010 United States Census reported that Concord had a population of 122,067. The population density was 3,996.2 people per square mile. The ethnic makeup of Concord was 78,767 European American, 4,371 African American, 852 Native American, 13,538 Asian, 816 Pacific Islander, 15

The Ferocious Saladin

The Ferocious Saladin is a 1937 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Bonnard and starring Angelo Musco, Alida Valli and Lino Carenzio. The film was made at Cinecittà in Rome. On 28 April 1937, Benito Mussolini visited the newly completed studio. Along with the historical epic Scipio Africanus, this was one of the films; the film, a vehicle for the Sicilian comedian Angelo Musco, is about a man attempting to complete a collection of playing cards. The only outstanding card is that of The Ferocious Saladin; the film's sets were designed by art director Alfredo Montori. Angelo Musco as il professor Pompeo Darly / Il Feroce Saladino Alida Valli as Dora Florida / Sulamita Lino Carenzio as Gastone, il fine dicitore Mario Mazza as l'acrobata Johnson / Tarzan Rosina Anselmi as Amalia, la moglie di Pompeo Maria Donati as Yvonne, la tenutaria della pensione per artisti Nicola Maldacea as ciambellano Nino Marchesini as il commendator Fani Luigi Zerbinati as il segretario di Fani Carlo Duse as il regista del teatro di rivista Giuseppe Pierozzi as un signore a teatro Claudio Ermelli as l'usciere del teatro Eduardo Passarelli as un signore ipnotizzato Paolo Ferrara as Girolamo Mipaghi Eugenio Colombo as l'amministratore del teatro Checco Durante as il direttore del teatro Vittoria Alfredo Martinelli as il direttore d'orchestra del Teatro Apollo Pina Gallini as una signora sul treno Alberto Sordi as l'uomo nascosto sotto il costume del leone Elli Parvo as l'attrice truccata all'orientale Giuliana Gianni as una ballerina Margot Pellegrinetti as il soprano Carlo Cecchi as il signore calvo che compra le caramelle a teatro Pina Renzi as l'attrice nervosa dal parlare incomprensibile Armando Fineschi as il marito dell'attrice nervosa Rocco D'Assunta as il conte di Montholon Carla Candiani as la contessa Albina di Montholon Gundle, Stephen.

Mussolini's Dream Factory: Film Stardom in Fascist Italy. Berghahn Books, 2013; the Ferocious Saladin on IMDb

BSSST...Tišinčina!

BSSST... Tišinčina! is an album released by the Serbian hip-hop collective Beogradski Sindikat in early 2002. It contains the following 16 tracks: Буђење/Buđenje Долази Синдикат/Dolazi Sindikat Дуга је улица/Duga je ulica Дивљина/Divljina Слатке мале малолетнице/Slatke male maloletnice З.Џ.Т.Ш. /Z. Dž. T.Š. Само један живот/Samo jedan život Шкабо маестро/Škabo maestro Знај!/Znaj! На Бојном Пољу /Na Bojnom Polju Залазак трећег сунца/Zalazak trećeg sunca Горила у магли/Gorila u magli БС!БС!/BS! BS! Плејерско понашање/Plejersko Ponašanje Мисли о моћи/Misli o moći Нек нас не забораве/Nek nas ne zaborave Serbian hip hop

Waterford, Limerick and Western Railway

The Waterford Limerick & Western Railway the Waterford and Limerick Railway up to 1896, was at the time it was amalgamated with the Great Southern & Western Railway in 1901 the fourth largest railway in Ireland, with a main line stretching from Limerick to Waterford and branches to Sligo and Tralee. The Limerick & Waterford Railway Act was passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom on 31 May 1826 and had the distinction of being the first act authorising an Irish railway. No construction followed and it was 1845 before the Waterford & Limerick Railway was authorised, the first section of the line being opened from Limerick to Tipperary on 9 May 1848, the remainder of the main line being opened in stages reaching Waterford in 1854; the company operated two long branch lines which extended from Limerick, north west to Sligo and south west to Tralee. By 1900 there were a number of branch lines: Ballingrane to Foynes, Killonan to Killaloe, Clonmel to Thurles, Tralee to Fenit, an 8 miles section opened in 1887 by the Tralee & Fenit Railway.

The W&LR was short of cash to maintain rolling stock and most locomotive superintendents who were did not stay long. Incumbents included: Thomas Lunt, who came from the Liverpool and Manchester Railway and was in position from 1853 to 1837. Jonathan Pim, son for James Pim, locomotive superintendent from 1857 to 1861. Martin Atock was locomotive superintendent from 1861 until 1871. John G. Robinson was locomotive and wagon assistant superintendent of the railway from 1889 till 1900 when he moved to a similar position with the Great Central Railway. In 1900 the GS&WR and WL&WR Amalgamation Act was passed by the House of Commons and the WL&WR lost its independence on 1 January 1901; the WL&WR locomotives were painted a medium green until 1876 and was replaced by a brown livery with blue and yellow lining. In the late 1880s J. G. Robinson introduced a crimson lake livery with gold lining for both passenger locomotives and coaching stock close to that of the Midland Railway of England. Goods engines were painted black with white lining.

The former WL&WR lines operational in 2010 are owned by Iarnród Éireann. The main line route from Limerick to Waterford and the line to Ennis remain open to passenger traffic; the extension of the line from Ennis to Athenry was re-opened on 29 March 2010. These lines are part of the Western Rail Corridor. History of rail transport in Ireland Rail transport in Ireland Iarnród Éireann Ahrons, E. L.. L. L. Asher. Locomotive and train working in the latter part of the nineteenth century". Six. W Heffer & Sons Ltd. Casserley, H. C.. Outine of Irish Railway History. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0715363778. Fryer, C. E. J.. The Waterford & Limerick Railway; the Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-543-8. Shepherd, Ernie; the Atock/Attock Family: A Worldwide Railway Engineering Dynasty. 150. Oakwood Library of Railway History. ISBN 978-0853616818. Shepherd, Ernie. Waterford Limerick & Western Railway. ISBN 0-7110-3147-9. Jackson, David. J. G. Robinson. ISBN 0-85361-497-0. WL&WR at Irishrailwayana.com

Starlight (Taeyeon song)

"Starlight" is a song recorded by South Korean singers Taeyeon and Dean for the former's second extended play Why. The song was released on June 2016 by SM Entertainment as the EP's lead single; the song's lyrics were penned by Jam Factory's Lee Seu-ran, while its music was composed by Jamil "Digi" Chammas, Taylor Mckall, Tay Jasper, Adrian McKinnon, Leven Kali, Sara Forsberg, MZMC. "Starlight" is a R&B song that features synthesizers in its instrumentation. Its lyrics detail a romantic relationship; the single received positive reviews from music critics, who were favorable towards its musical styles and Dean's appearance. It peaked at number five on South Korea's Gaon Digital Chart and charted at number six on the US Billboard World Digital Songs. A music video for the song was directed by Im Seong-gwan and was released with the release of the song. Filmed in Los Angeles, the visual depicts Taeyeon and Dean as a loving couple. Although Taeyeon never performed the song live on music shows, "Starlight" achieved the number-one spot on KBS2's Music Bank on July 8, 2016.

The track was included on the setlist of Taeyeon's concert series Butterfly Kiss, taking place in Seoul and Busan in July and August 2016. Taeyeon debuted as a solo singer in October 2015 with the extended play I, a commercial success, peaking at number two on South Korea's Gaon Album Chart and has sold over 140,000 copies in the country. Following the success of I, Taeyeon released a single for S. M. Entertainment's digital music platform SM Station titled "Rain", a number-one hit on South Korea's Gaon Digital Chart; as her popularity consolidated, S. M. Entertainment announced on June 17, 2016 that Taeyeon's second extended play Why would be released on June 28, it was announced that "Starlight" featuring alternative R&B singer Dean would be released as the EP's lead single on June 25. "Starlight" is a midtempo 1990s retro pop and R&B song which features "bright" synthesizers in its instrumentation. Meanwhile, a writer from Special Broadcasting Service wrote that "Starlight" drew influences from R&B and EDM.

The song's lyrics detail a romantic relationship with the lyrics "You are my starlight, shine on my heart / When I’m with you, it feels like I’m dreaming all day / You are my starlight, I get so happy / Your love is like a gift." The single received positive reviews from music critics, who praised the song's musical styles. Jung So-young from OSEN described the song as having a "pleasant" feeling. Taeyeon embarked on a series of concerts titled Butterfly Kiss; the concert took place in Seoul at Olympic Park on July 9–10, 2016, in Busan at the KBS Hall on August 6–7, 2016. "Starlight" was included on the setlist of the show. In August 2019, she performed this song with NCT Jaehyun at 2019 SMTOWN Live in Tokyo Credits are adapted from the CD liner notes of Why. Recorded at S. M. Blue Ocean Studio Lyrics by Lee Seu-ran Composed by Jamil "Digi" Chammas, Taylor McKall, Tay Jasper, Adrian Mckinnon, Leven Kali, Sara Forsberg, MZMC Arranged by Jamil "Digi" Chammas, Taylor McKall, Tay Jasper, Leven Kali Administered by MARZ Music Group, LLC and MZMC Publishing

Andrea Cocco

Andrea Salvatore Cocco is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Olbia. Cocco made his Serie A debut on 21 December 2005 for Cagliari in a 1-0 defeat away to Parma F. C.. On 31 January 2007 he left for Venezia. and on 31 August 2007 for Pistoiese. Cocco was sold to Rovigo in a co-ownership deal in August 2008. In June 2009 Cagliari bought Cocco and Andrea Peana back, but sold them to Alghero in co-ownership deals, where Cocco met ex-team-mate Alessio Cossu, Nicola Lai and Enrico Cotza. In June 2010, few week before the bankrupt of Alghero, Cagliari bought back Cocco and Aresti for €500. Few days after Cagliari signed Gabriele Perico and Simon Laner from AlbinoLeffe in temporary deals for €750,000, Cocco was sold to AlbinoLeffe in co-ownership deal for €50,000 in a 3-year deal, making Cagliari only paid AlbinoLeffe €700,000 in cash. In June 2011 Cagliari bought back Cocco for €150,000, as well as bought Perico in a co-ownership deal for €375,000, making Cagliari paid AlbinoLeffe €500,000 cash that summer.

On 4 July 2011 Cocco returned to AlbinoLeffe in a temporary deal with option to sign outright for €200,000. Despite the club relegated, the option was excised in a 4-year contract. On the same day Perico was acquired outright for another €200,000, thus the two transfer fees were canceled each other. However, Cocco was sold by AlbinoLeffe in the same summer. On 30 July 2012, Cocco was signed by Hellas Verona in a co-ownership deal with AlbinoLeffe, for €290,000 fee in a 3-year contract. In June 2013 the co-ownership deal was renewed. After a one-year stint with Verona in August 2013, he joined Reggina on a loan deal. On 29 January 2014, he was again loaned to Portuguese Segunda Liga side Beira-Mar. In June 2014 Verona acquired Cocco and Laner outright from AlbinoLeffe for €500 each, with Simone Calvano returned to Verona for €500, he moved to Vicenza on 8 August 2014 in a 2-year contract on a free transfer. He missed few weeks of 2015–16 Serie B due to an injury in pre-season. On 31 August 2015 Cocco was signed by fellow Serie B club Pescara on a reported 3-year contract for a transfer fee of €600,000.

On 3 August 2016 Cocco was loaned to fellow Serie B club Frosinone, which the team was relegated from Serie A. After scoring just 1 league goal for the Lazio-based club, Cocco was loaned to another Serie B team Cesena on 16 January 2017, he wore number 11 shirt for his new team. On 31 January 2019, he was released from his Pescara contract by mutual consent. On 27 February 2019, he signed with Padova. On 19 November 2019, he signed a contract with Olbia until 30 June 2021. Andrea Cocco at Soccerway "2006–07 profile". Gazzetta dello Sport. C. 2007. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007