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Diablo, California

Diablo is a census-designated place in Contra Costa County, United States. The population was 1,158 at the 2010 census, it is located 2.5 miles east-northeast of Danville. "Diablo" is Spanish for devil. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles, all of it land. A post office was established at Diablo in 1916; the 2010 United States Census reported that Diablo had a population of 1,158. The population density was 853.1 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Diablo was 1,065 White, 1 African American, 2 Native American, 55 Asian, 0 Pacific Islander, 5 from other races, 30 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 39 persons; the Census reported that 1,102 people lived in households, 56 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 0 were institutionalized. There were 412 households, out of which 135 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 315 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 17 had a female householder with no husband present, 11 had a male householder with no wife present.

There were 8 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 1 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 57 households were made up of individuals and 31 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67. There were 343 families; the population was spread out with 275 people under the age of 18, 57 people aged 18 to 24, 149 people aged 25 to 44, 423 people aged 45 to 64, 254 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males. There were 439 housing units at an average density of 323.4 per square mile, of which 412 were occupied, of which 380 were owner-occupied, 32 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.8%. 1,033 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 69 people lived in rental housing units. As of the census of 2000, there were 988 people, 341 households, 308 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 1,016.6 people per square mile.

There were 348 housing units at an average density of 357.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.64% White, 0.61% Black or African American, 2.94% Asian, 0.61% from other races, 1.21% from two or more races. 3.54 % of the population were Latino of any race. In terms of real estate prices, Forbes magazine rated Diablo the fourth most expensive ZIP code in the United States. There were 341 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 85.3% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.4% were non-families. 8.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.03. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 17.1% from 25 to 44, 38.6% from 45 to 64, 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.0 males.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $197,904, the median income for a family was in excess of $200,000. Males had a median income of $190,000 versus $62,614 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $95,419. None of the population or families were below the poverty line. Mount Diablo "Diablo". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey

Vlado Šmit

Vlado Šmit is a Serbian professional football manager and former player, the head coach of Slovenian club Triglav Kranj. Born in Sremska Mitrovica, Šmit made his senior debut with Vrbas in the 1997–98 season, helping the club win promotion to the Second League of FR Yugoslavia, he spent one year at Vojvodina, failing to make any appearance for their first squad. Afterwards, Šmit moved back to his former club Vrbas, scoring once in 17 league appearances during the 1999–2000 season. In summer 2000, Šmit switched to Milicionar, making his First League of FR Yugoslavia debut in the 2000–01 season, he spent six months with Železnik, before moving on loan to Italian club Bologna in January 2002. After a six-month period, Šmit signed a four-year contract with Bologna in the summer of 2002, he subsequently played at Serie A and Serie B level with Atalanta and Treviso. In August 2009, after spending two months without a team following Treviso's exclusion from professional football, Šmit accepted an offer to join newly promoted Serie B side Gallipoli.

He switched to SPAL in January 2010. In summer 2012, Šmit signed with Triglav Kranj, he spent the following six seasons with the club, collecting 111 league appearances and scoring 13 goals in the process. Šmit represented FR Yugoslavia at both under-21 level in UEFA competitions. PrvaLiga profile Vlado Šmit at Soccerway Vlado Šmit at Vlado Šmit – UEFA competition record

Irving Brown

Irving Brown was an American trades-unionist, member of the American Federation of Labor and of the AFL-CIO, who played an important role in Western Europe and in Africa, during the Cold War, in supporting splits among trade-unions in order to counter Communist influence. While he was a Central Intelligence Agency agent, he founded in 1962 the American Institute for Free Labor Development along with former Communist Party of America member and CIA agent Jay Lovestone. Born in Bronx, New York in 1911, he became a boxer before joining a trade union, where he clashed with the Teamsters, he studied at the Columbia University. As a lieutenant of the US Army, he was charged in 1944 by the Office of Strategic Services in works concerning the preparation of Operation Husky, concerning the landing in the south of France, in Provence. In 1987, Brown received the S. Roger Horchow Award for Greatest Public Service by a Private Citizen, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards, he arrived in Paris in November 1945 and organized anti-Communist unions, supporting in particular the creation of the French Force ouvrière union by André Bergeron and Léon Jouhaux, in 1947, the Italian Confederation of Workers' Trade Unions, created in 1950.

Until 1986, Brown was present at all of the annual congresses of FO. The AFL-CIO's Free Trade Union Committee subsidized other anti-Communist unions in Europe. In 1949, alongside Jay Lovestone, he supported the spin-off of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions from the World Federation of Trade Unions; the ICFTU included the AFL-CIO, the British Trades Union Congress, the FO, the Italian Confederation of Workers' Trade Unions and the Spanish Unión General de Trabajadores. Thereafter, the WFTU represented the Eastern Bloc while the ICFTU represented the so-called "free world"; as a friend of W. Averell Harriman, in charge of the Marshall Plan, Brown diverted funds from the Marshall Plan to support anti-Communist organizations; the following year, on June 26, 1950, Brown was part of the American delegation at the founding meeting of the Congress for Cultural Freedom in Berlin. By 1952, his activities were well known: he was the subject of an article by Time magazine, titled "The Most Dangerous Man."

According to Time, he was charged of this mission by the AFL Free Trade Union Committee. Brown gave financial support to anti-Communist movements which broke the 1947 strikes in Italy and France, he helped organize the anti-Communist coalition of free trade unions in Greece, as well as the Mediterranean Port Committee, which wrested control of French and Greek ports from the Communists. In Marseille, he gave his support to Pierre Ferri-Pisani, a former municipal counsellor. Established in France, he headed the international relations of the AFL-CIO from his offices at 10, rue de la Paix in Paris. From 1951 to 1954, the CIA division headed by Thomas Braden provided $1 million a year to Brown and Lovestone. In 1952 he was in Helsinki, supporting the unionists who had decided to vote to quit the World Federation of Trade Unions mainly composed of Communist unions. During the Algerian War, he subsidized the Algerian National Movement, founded by Messali Hadj to oppose the National Liberation Front.

He participated, in Chile, in the CIA's efforts to destabilize the country during Salvador Allende's presidency. In 1984, he organized demonstrations. In the 1980s, following the election of the Socialist Party candidate François Mitterrand to the presidency in 1981, while the National Endowment for Democracy foundation subsidized, alongside the AFL-CIO, the right-wing National Inter-University Union, Irving Brown considered that "France... is threatened by the Communist apparatus.... It is a clear and present danger if the present is thought of as 10 years from now." Irving Brown started suffering from serious health problems in 1986. He was decorated by US President Ronald Reagan in 1988 of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, died the following year. Photography of Irving Brown and commentaries

The Fall of the Rebel Angels (Bruegel)

The Fall of the Rebel Angels is an oil-on-panel by the Netherlandish Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, painted in 1562. It is held and exhibited at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels. Painted in 1562, Bruegel's depiction of this subject is taken from a passage from the Book of Revelation and reveals the artist's profound debt to Hieronymus Bosch in the grotesque figures of the fallen angels, shown as half-human, half-animal monsters. Together with Dulle Griet and The Triumph of Death, which have similar dimensions, it was painted for the same collector and destined to become part of a series; the composition with a central figure placed among many smaller figures was favoured by Bruegel at this time, not only in other paintings such as Dulle Griet, but in the series of engravings of the Vices and the Virtues which he had just completed for the Antwerp publisher Hieronymus Cock. The archangel Michael and his angels are shown by Bruegel in the act of driving the rebel angels from Heaven.

Pride was the sin which caused the fall of Lucifer and his companions, the conflict of good and evil and virtue, is a theme which recurs in Bruegel's work. Details 1. BTS - Blood Sweat & Tears The Fall at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Peter Grunauer

Peter Grunauer is a well known Austrian chef in New York City. He was the proprietor of Vienna 79, one of the few four star restaurants in New York City, Vienna Park a three star Austrian concept located on Manhattan's Upper East Side. After working as a server on a cruise ship, Peter got his start in the United States as a waiter at Brooklyn's famous Peter Luger Steak House from 1971 to 1973, followed by stints at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel as food and beverage manager, at Regines in New York as food and beverage manager. In 1979, Peter was joined by Karl Zartler, his partner in the creation and operation of Vienna 79, a sixty-five seat fine dining restaurant located on 79th Street on New York’s Upper East Side. Vienna 79 was awarded four stars by food critic Mimi Sheraton. Peter and Karl operated Vienna 79 until it was sold in 1989. After the sale of Vienna 79, Peter created. Fledermaus closed in 1996. Since that time, Peter has played a variety of roles in the hospitality business as a food broker and as a food and restaurant consultant, which he continues to pursue at the present time.

Peter Grunauer, along with his son Nicholas and daughter Elisabeth, opened Grunauer in Kansas City, Missouri in May 2010. The restaurant is located in Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District and "focuses on authentic representations of classic Austrian and Continental European cuisine". Now adults and Elisabeth run the day-to-day operations at Grunauer, located in Kansas City's historic Freight House. Peter is author of Viennese Cuisine: The New Approach, published by Doubleday in 1987. Peter married TWA flight attendant Lynne Bielski in 1976, they had two children: Elisabeth and Nicholas; the children were raised in Kansas City from the time. New York Times Review of Vienna 79 New York Times Review of Vienna Park New York Times Interview with Peter Grunauer Second New York Times Review of Vienna Park New York Times Vienna 79 Addition Austrian Embassy Gastronomy Page Viennese Cuisine: A New Approach Kansas City Grunauer Restaurant Article


Bagistan written as Bogustan, Bog-i Ston and Baghistan, is a village located in the Bostonlyk district of the Tashkent province of Uzbekistan, in the southeast of the Charvak Reservoir at 960 m a.s.l. of western extremity of the Koksu Ridge. Bog-i Ston nestles among verdure ashore Pskem River where it flows into the Charvak Reservoir. "Bog-i Ston" is Tajik for "Land of orchards". The population of the village is 2,000 people. A great majority of population is ethnic Tajiks; the local population lives owing to natural economy: agrarian production, cattle breeding and fruit collection. Nearby villages in the area are as follows: Brichmulla - 4,100 people, Yakkatut - 3,100 people, Yanghikurgan - 700 people, Yusufhona - 500, Yubileiniy - 1,200, Baladala - 1,800 and Nanai - 3,800 people; the village origin dates back to the 6th century A. D; that was period of rise of Turkic Khaganate, when settlements and fortified castles began to appear in the foothills and hilly area of Chirchik River. In the Middle Ages mountain routes leading from Semerechie and Ferghana to Chach converged on the populated area inclusive Bog-i Ston.

Bog-i Ston has had two notable residents. The most known Sheikh Hovendi at-Tahur was born here at the end of the 13th century, he was a Sayyid, meaning that he claimed descent from the Quraish, the tribe of the prophet Muhammad. His father, Sheikh Umar, was believed to be a direct descendant in the seventeenth generation of the second godly Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab, therefore male members of this family bore the famous title of Khoja. Sheikh Khoja Umar was a devoted one of the followers of Dervish Hasan Bulgari, he arrived in Tashkent with a mission to disseminate Islam. He went to Bog-i Ston, where at the end of his life Sheikh Khodja Umar has been buried ashore Pscem River. Young Sheihantaur was initiated into the Yasaviyya order of Dervishes in the town of Yasi where at that time the Sufi Sheikh Khoja Ahmad Yasavi, the founder of the order, was revered. After long wanderings around Ma wara'u'n-nahr, Sheihantaur came to Tashkent where he remained in the memory of the people as the wisest of the wise.

He was brought to the earth according to his value between 1360 in Tashkent. The burial place of Sheikh Khodja Umar is high on the list of most respected sacred places of Tashkent province. Unsophisticated arrangement of this place enables be carried away to the history of monuments at another places, lost or extravagantly embroidered recently; the village has well kept customs of mountain Tajiks. The dish "Hashkak", the honey with nuts and "Urosh", the yogurt with spices are considered as distinctive feature of cookery; the climate of the area is favorable. Surrounding foothills and the Charvak water reservoir, which moistures and cools down the air in summer, are most important factors that have an influence on the climate of the area. However, the cold weather is more perceptible in winter; the rain falls in spring and autumn. The best season for the beachfront tourism is July–August, for horse-riding and hiking - late April and early October. Bog-i Ston is located near to 125 km / 77,7 mi away from Tashkent.

There are two ways of reaching the village from Tashkent: via the dam of the Charvak water reservoir or via pass Melovoy and the Chimgan recreation area. The nearest railway station is located close to the village of Khodjikent. Mausoleum of Sheihantaur in Tashkent Tourism in Uzbekistan Bogiston village of Brichmulla-Nanai area, photos