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George Gund III

George Gund III was an American businessman and sports entrepreneur. Gund was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 7, 1937 to Jessica Roesler and George Gund II, a once-powerful banker in Cleveland. A high-school dropout, Gund joined the United States Marines in 1955, his early years in the Marines brought him to the city of San Francisco, where he soon took up residence. After his military service, Gund attended Menlo College in Atherton, but never graduated, he instead began bringing in Eastern European films and distributing them around San Francisco and the US, using his membership in the San Francisco Film Society as a catalyst. Gund was dedicated to the world of sports. Earlier NHL-related business involvements included terms as president of the Cleveland Barons, chairman of the Minnesota North Stars, partner with the California Golden Seals and the San Jose Sharks. Gund was a member of the International Council of USA Hockey, a chairman and trustee of the U. S. Hockey Hall of Fame, a trustee of the USA Hockey Foundation.

While married to Iara Lee, Gund produced many of her films, including most Cultures of Resistance, along with earlier films Synthetic Pleasures and Modulations. He was President of Caipirinha Productions, which produces Lee's films and, along with Lee founded the Iara Lee and George Gund III Foundation, involved with "philanthropy and grantmaking." In 1989 he was a member of the jury at the 16th Moscow International Film Festival. Gund died on January 15, 2013 at the age of 75 after a lengthy battle with stomach cancer

Macaroni casserole

Macaroni casserole is a baked macaroni casserole. It is known as a staple in northern European home cooking, it is a dish of cooked macaroni and a mixture of egg and milk with additional ingredients like meats, vegetables or fish. It is made with cheese and/or breadcrumbs sprinkled on top; the dish is reminiscent of a frittata, with the main difference being that it is baked in the oven. It is eaten with ketchup. In Finland, the dish is called makaronilaatikko or makaronilåda, is one of the most popular traditional dishes. According to a survey conducted in 2010 with 1,100 respondents, it is the second most popular everyday dish for dinner in Finland. Nowadays the dish most made with minced meat, but is traditionally not made with cheese; however the Finnish macaroni casserole was not made with meat. When prepared without meat it was used as a replacement for potatoes in the meal and on, it became a part of the dish, known today. Macaroni casseroles are available in Finnish grocery stores as pre-packaged meals.

In Sweden, the dish is called makaronilåda. The Swedish version is made with ham and cheese. In Malta, a baked dish called imqarrun is made with bolognese style meat sauce and egg. Other versions add chicken livers, hard boiled eggs and bacon; the macaroni is topped with a layer of grated cheese or besciamella that will melt during the baking process and help to bind and set the pasta. This is not to be confused with timpana. In Indonesia, the dish is sometimes known as macaroni schotel; this dish was introduced by the Dutch during the occupation in Indonesia. Therefore,'Schotel' or'schaal', borrowed from Dutch language, refers to the container used to make this food; the Indonesian version is made with cheese and meat. Frittata Chili mac Macaroni and cheese Kugel List of casserole dishes Glossary of Finnish Dishes

Ricky Plant

Ricky Plant is a British ice hockey player from Telford, UK. He plays right wing. Rick Plant began his career with local side Telford Tigers in 1994, he spent 3 years away from his local side with Milton Keynes Kings, Blackburn Hawks, Swindon Icelords and Guildford Flames. He returned to Telford for a year in 98/99, before joining the Guildford Flames again where he played until 2004. In March 2004 he tested positive for "A banned Class'A' stimulant", he was banned for 18 months from the game. Flames who have a much admired'drug-freeze' program vowed to give Plant all the'assistance' he needed in the'unfortunate circumstances'. In September 2005, the Flames announced that Rick Plant would be joining the team again after serving his ban, he swiftly showed fans that he had lost none of his scoring ability scoring 72 points in 47 EPIHL league games, followed by 53 points in 2006/2007. He assigned the club captaincy. Scoring 22+42, he gained confidence as a captain in taking charge on the ice; the Club confirmed in late May 2008 that he would be returning for his 10th year in a Flames Shirt for the 2008/09 season, coming off his first as a title winning captain.

Plant is the Flames top scoring British player of All-time, third overall. On 31 January Plant became only the 2nd Flames player of all time to achieve 500 points, with an assist against the Wightlink Raiders. Guildford Flames Profile

LNWR electric units

The LNWR electric units were ordered by the London and North Western Railway for its suburban services in London. The first cars, made with Siemens equipment, arrived in 1914, these were followed by two larger batches of units with Oerlikon equipment; the trains were formed with first and third class accommodation in open saloons. Following the 1923 grouping and absorption of the line into the London Midland and Scottish Railway, similar LMS electric units, but with accommodation in compartments, were purchased to run with the Oerlikon units in 1926 and 1932; the trains were all withdrawn by 1960. The London and North Western Railway London inner-suburban network encompassed the lines from London Broad Street to Richmond and London Euston to Watford and branch lines such as Watford to Croxley Green. With links to the District Railway at Earl's Court and over the route to Richmond, Bakerloo line being extended over the Watford DC lines, the railway was electrified at 630 V DC fourth rail; the electricity was generated at the LNWR's power station in Stonebridge Park and a depot built at Croxley Green.

The first four electric multiple units used Siemens electrical equipment and were composed of a driving trailer third, composite trailer and driving motor third with four 250 horsepower traction motors. The trains seated 38 first and 138 third class passengers in open saloons; these entered service on the West London Line route between Willesden and Earl's Court in November 1914, although the LNWR had been operating services since May using stock borrowed from the District Railway. The second batch of trains, 38 three-car sets and 5 spare motor cars, used Swiss Oerlikon equipment and was similar to the Siemens powered stock; the four traction motors were rated at 260 horsepower and these trains seated 33 first and 130 third class passengers. The third class accommodation was a mixture of longitudinal seating and seats arranged in facing bays in pairs on either side of the gangway; the first class accommodation, occupied two of the three saloons into which the intermediate car was divided, on being for smokers and the centre saloon for non-smokers.

The saloons were separated by swing doors with frosted glass or bevelled plain glass glazing, the latter having an etched LNWR script decorative monogram. The first class seating was in facing pairs arranged 2+1 on either side of the gangway, the general ambience was Edwardian-luxurious, with mahogany panelling. Above the seats were glazed frames which displayed photographs of landscapes and towns served by the London and North Western Railway. Glazing consisted of large fixed lights with two small outward-opening lights above a transom. Entrance doors were single-leaf sliding, hand operated. For operation on the extension of the Bakerloo line, LNWR and the London Electric Railway ordered Watford Joint Stock, but delayed by World War I this arrived in 1920; the electrification of the line to Euston was completed in 1922 and a further 75 three-car Oerlikon units and 3 spare motor cars were received. In the 1923 grouping the LNWR became part of the London and Scottish Railway. In 1926 and 1932 further 3-car LMS electric units, similar to the LNWR electric units but with compartments, arrived to strengthen the London fleet.

The LMS numbers of the Siemens stock were: DMBT, 28219–28222The LMS numbers of the Oerlikon stock were: DMBT, 28000, 28223–28299 The LNWR electric lines built up to a substantial operation, at its peak in the 1930s-50s period, ran into a major decline. The two basic main services were Euston to Watford Junction, Broad Street to Richmond, the latter passing over the former at Willesden Junction station. In addition there was a substantial operation of Broad Street to Watford Junction trains via Primrose Hill, which shared significant sections of both main routes. There were lesser branches from Willesden Junction to Earls Court, Watford to Rickmansworth and Watford to Croxley Green; the Earls Court route was the normal operation for the four pioneer Siemens-equipped trains. In an early 1950s timetable there were substantial peak period electric services on the main routes. Departing between 5pm and 6pm there were four trains in the hour on Broad Street to Richmond, five in the hour on Euston to Watford, seven in the hour on Broad Street to Watford.

All these were scheduled for 6-car trains. A small number of the peak hour Watford line trains were operated at the northern end directly to Croxley Green instead of to Watford Junction. In addition certain trains from the Bakerloo Line of the Underground ran over the line from Queens Park to Harrow & Wealdstone or Watford Junction; the services were not on a regular interval basis as there was the need for them to interleave with many other operations, each other. The Croxley and Rickmansworth lines were operated by 3-car shuttle trains; the pre-war Earls Court trains had been similar. The combined frequency of the electric trains from South Hampstead to Watford was thus about every five minutes, the through Bakerloo trains were additional to this; this substantial operation was behind the installation of the pioneer automated signalling system in 1933, which lasted until 1988 when replaced by a conventional system, by which time services were reduced. The 1933 signalling system had allowed scheduled headways of two m

Kevin M. Downing

Kevin M. Downing is a lawyer, he has worked for the United States Department of Justice Tax Division and as a partner for the law firm of Miller & Chevalier. Downing graduated with a degree in accounting from St. Joseph's University in 1988, he received his J. D. cum laude from St. John's University in 1994 and his LL. M. in tax law at the New York University School of Law in 1996. Downing worked in the United States Department of Justice from 1997 to 2012 in the Tax Division, serving first as a trial attorney in the Western Criminal Enforcement Section and as senior litigation counsel. At the Justice Department, Downing handled cases involving tax evasion via offshore financial vehicles and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations. Downing was the federal prosecutor who handled the KPMG tax shelter fraud case and a case involving allegations that the Swiss bank UBS AG used its private bank division to aid wealthy U. S. nationals evade taxes. However, Downing grossly mishandled the UBS AG case resulting in a lack of appropriate prosecution of tax evaders and humiliation of the U.

S. Government. Both cases ended in deferred prosecution agreements in 2005. In 2009, Downing was awarded the John Marshall Award by the Department of Justice for his role in the UBS case. In 2012, Reuters described Downing as "the U. S. prosecutor most responsible for piercing the veil of Swiss bank secrecy".. Downing left DOJ in June 2012 to become a partner at the Washington, D. C. law firm of Miller & Chevalier, where he remained until August 2017. When he joined the firm, he told Reuters that his practice at Miller & Chevalier would involve advising financial institutions on how to comply with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2010. According to his firm biography, his work focused on "criminal and civil tax matters" as well as money laundering, white collar, FCPA matters. Downing represents Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, as well as possible collusion between Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government.

In 2017, former FBI director Robert Mueller was selected by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to serve as the special prosecutor overseeing the Special Counsel investigation following the dismissal of James Comey by President Trump. On July 26, 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a no-knock search warrant on Manafort's northern Virginia home a day after the former campaign manager had met with the Senate Intelligence Committee. After the raid, Manafort switched legal firms to Chevalier, hiring Downing in August. Subsequently, Downing left Miller & Chevalier two weeks after taking on representation of Manafort, continued to represent Manafort after leaving the firm. On October 30, 2017, Manafort and long-time business partner as well as Trump campaign associate Rick Gates were the first two individuals to be publicly indicted as a result of the 2017 special counsel investigation. Following Manafort's initial hearing, at which Manafort pleaded not guilty, Downing told the media that "There is no evidence that Mr. Manafort or the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government."The New York Times reported on November 27, 2018, that Downing continued sharing information about Manafort's legal matters with Trump's attorneys, pursuant to a joint defense agreement, after Manafort had entered a plea and cooperation agreement with Mueller prosecutors.

Although such joint defense agreements are not unusual or unlawful, they must be stopped if they create a conflict of interest, as it would be unethical for attorneys to collaborate when one of their clients is cooperating with prosecutors while another client is the subject of a continuing investigation. Attorneys for Michael Flynn had ended their joint defense agreement with Trump's attorneys when Flynn entered plea negotiations with Mueller. After Manafort was sentenced on March 13, 2019, outside the courthouse, Downing falsely asserted that judge Amy Berman Jackson "conceded that there was no evidence of any Russian collusion in this case" and "So that makes two courts. Two courts have ruled no evidence of any collusion with the Russians".

Scheggia e Pascelupo

Scheggia e Pascelupo is a comune in the Province of Perugia in the Italian region Umbria, located about 40 km northeast of Perugia. The municipal seat is located in the main village of Scheggia, just below Scheggia Pass on Route SS/SR 3, following the ancient Via Flaminia; the site was a Roman colony on the Via Flaminia, with a temple of Jupiter of which no traces have been found however. In the Middle Ages it was a possession of Perugia and of the Montefeltro, until it became part of the Papal States. Pascelupo, autonomous municipality still 1878, merged into the one Scheggia forming the actual municipality. Scheggia e Pascelupo, located close to the borders with the Marche region, borders with the following municipalities: Cantiano, Frontone, Gubbio and Serra Sant'Abbondio; the abbey of Sant'Emiliano in Congiuntoli is situated close to the municipality. Media related to Scheggia e Pascelupo at Wikimedia Commons Scheggia e Pascelupo official website