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Gulf of Alaska

The Gulf of Alaska is an arm of the Pacific Ocean defined by the curve of the southern coast of Alaska, stretching from the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island in the west to the Alexander Archipelago in the east, where Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage are found. The Gulf shoreline is a rugged combination of mountain and a number of tidewater glaciers. Alaska's largest glaciers, the Malaspina Glacier and Bering Glacier, spill out onto the coastal line along the Gulf of Alaska; the coast is indented with Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound, the two largest connected bodies of water. It includes Cross Sound. Lituya Bay is the site of the largest recorded tsunami in history, it serves as a sheltered anchorage for fishing boats. The Gulf of Alaska is considered a Class I, productive ecosystem with more than 300 grams of carbon per square meter per year based on SeaWiFS data. Deep water corals can be found in the Gulf of Alaska. Primnoa pacifica has contributed to the location being labeled as Habitat Areas of Particular Concern.

P. pacifica is a deep water coral found between 150 metres and 900 metres here. The Gulf is a great generator of storms. In addition to dumping vast quantities of snow and ice on southern Alaska, resulting in some of the largest concentrations south of the Arctic Circle, many of the storms move south along the coasts of British Columbia, Oregon, as far south as Southern California. Much of the seasonal rainfall and snowfall in the Pacific Northwest and Southwestern United States comes from the Gulf of Alaska; the International Hydrographic Organization defines the limits of the Gulf of Alaska as follows: On the North. The coast of Alaska. On the South. A line drawn from Cape Spencer, the Northern limit of the Coastal Waters of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia to Kabuch Point, the Southeast limit of the Bering Sea, in such a way that all the adjacent islands are included in the Gulf of Alaska; the US Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System database defines the Gulf of Alaska as bounded on the north by the coast of Alaska and on the south by a line running from the south end of Kodiak Island on the west to Dixon Entrance on the east.

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Compassion (Cecil McBee album)

Compassion is a live album by bassist Cecil McBee's Sextet recorded at Sweet Basil in 1977 and released on the Enja label. In his review for AllMusic, Scott Yanow called it an "excellent post-bop set" and stated "The excellent solos those of Freeman, are adventurous, yet still based in the hard bop/modal tradition". All compositions by Cecil McBee except as indicated "Pepi´s Samba" - 13:15 "Undercurrent" - 10:55 "Compassion" - 17:25 Cecil McBee - bass Joe Gardner - trumpet, flugelhorn Chico Freeman - tenor saxophone, flute Dennis Moorman - piano Steve McCall - drums Famoudou Don Moye - congas

Macon County, North Carolina

Macon County is a county located in the U. S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,922, its county seat is Franklin. Macon County is the home of the Nantahala River; the Nantahala is one of the most popular whitewater rafting destinations in the nation. The county was formed in 1828 from the western part of Haywood County, it was named for Nathaniel Macon, who represented North Carolina in the United States House of Representatives from 1791 to 1815, in the United States Senate from 1815 to 1828. In 1839 the western part of Macon County became Cherokee County. In 1851 parts of Macon County and Haywood County were combined to form Jackson County. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 520 square miles, of which 516 square miles is land and 4.1 square miles is water. Of the land in Macon County, 239.31 square miles are federal lands that lie within the Nantahala National Forest and are administered by the United States Forest Service. Of the 239.31 square miles of USFS land, 71.56 square miles lie in the Highlands Ranger District and the remaining 167.75 square miles lie in the Wayah Ranger District.

The county's largest natural water supply is the Cullasaja River. Cullasaja Falls is a waterfall in Southwestern North Carolina west of Franklin; the waterfall is located on the Cullasaja River in the Nantahala National Forest and is part of the Mountain Waters Scenic Byway. Cullasaja comes from a Cherokee word meaning "honey locust place." The falls is the last major waterfall on the Cullasaja river. The falls is a long cascade over the course of 0.2 miles. The height of the falls is given as 200 ft in Kevin Adams' book, North Carolina Waterfalls and 250 ft by However, Google Earth gives a height of 137 ft, it is easy to catch a glimpse of the falls as you drive by. The falls are located beside of a series of blind curves on Highway 64 with sheer rock cliffs above and below the road. There is only one small pull-off near the falls, but walking on the road puts visitors in danger of being hit by a passing vehicle; this water fall is just up the road of the Cullasaja River RV Park.

Dry Falls known as Upper Cullasaja Falls, is a 65-foot waterfall located in the Nantahala National Forest, northwest of Highlands, North Carolina. Dry Falls flows on the Cullasaja River through the Nantahala National Forest, it is part of a series of waterfalls on a 8.7-mile stretch of the river that ends with Cullasaja Falls. Dry Falls flows over an overhanging bluff that allows visitors to walk up under the falls and remain dry when the waterflow is low, hence its name. Visitors will get wet; the falls has been called Dry Falls for a long time, but has gone by a few other names, including High Falls, Pitcher Falls, Cullasaja Falls. Dry Falls is located on the side of U. S. Highway 64 15.7 miles southeast of Franklin, North Carolina and 3.1 miles north of Highlands, North Carolina. There is a parking area on the side of the road, where visitors can park before walking the short path with stairs to the falls. Significant improvements to the parking area and trail were completed by the United States Forest Service in 2009.

Macon County is home to many Campgrounds and RV parks, most notably the Cullasaja River RV Park. Located on Highlands Road, this hidden gem is an RV park next to the beautiful Cullasaja River, with 90 sites, this campground has a nice community. Close to multiple waterfalls and the town of highlands, this Campground can suit your every need. Next to an Exxon gas station, once you reserve a site here, you'll never want to leave. Bridal Veil Falls is a 45-foot waterfall located in the Nantahala National Forest, southeast of Franklin. With a short curve of roadway located behind the falls, it has the distinction of being the only waterfall in the state that one can drive a vehicle under. Bridal Veil Falls flows on a tributary of the Cullasaja River through the Nantahala National Forest; the falls flows over an overhanging bluff that allows visitors to walk behind the falls and remain dry when the waterflow is low. During periods of drought, the stream may nearly dry up, though visitors will get wet if the waterflow is moderate or high.

To avoid this, stay in your vehicle and drive behind the falls. Bridal Veil Falls is located on the side of U. S. Highway 64 16.5 miles southeast of Franklin and 2.3 miles north of Highlands. Highway 64 used the curve of roadway behind the falls so that all traffic went behind them. There is a parking area on the side of the road, where visitors can view the falls as well. In 2003, a massive boulder slid off the left side of the falls, blocking that side of the drive-under completely. However, in July 2007, that boulder was removed by a local developer; the road under the falls is now free of obstruction. Quarry Falls is a small waterfall located beside US Hwy. 64 southeast of Franklin, North Carolina. Known to locals as "Bust Your Butt," it is best known for the large, deep pool at the bottom and is a popular place for swimming during warm weather. Swain County – north Jackson County – east Rabun County, Georgia – south Clay County – sout

Those Were the Days (song)

"Those Were the Days" is a song credited to Gene Raskin, who put a new English lyric to the Russian romance song "Dorogoi dlinnoyu", composed by Boris Fomin with words by the poet Konstantin Podrevsky. It deals with reminiscence upon romantic idealism. Mary Hopkin's 1968 debut single of "Those Were the Days", produced by Paul McCartney of the Beatles, became a number one hit on the UK Singles Chart; the song reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100, behind "Hey Jude" by the Beatles. It was number one in the first edition of the foreign singles sales chart launched by the Centre d'Information et de Documentation du Disque. Georgian singer Tamara Tsereteli and Russian singer Alexander Vertinsky made what were the earliest recordings of the song, in 1925 and in 1926 respectively; the song appears in the 1953 British/French movie Innocents in Paris, in which it was sung with its original Russian lyrics by the Russian Tzigane chanteuse Ludmila Lopato. Mary Hopkin's 1968 recording of it with Gene Raskin's lyric was a chart-topping hit in much of the Northern Hemisphere.

On most recordings of the song, Raskin is credited as the sole writer though he wrote only the English lyrics and not the music. In the early 1960s Raskin, with his wife Francesca, played folk music around Greenwich Village in New York, including White Horse Tavern. Raskin, who had grown up hearing the song, wrote with his wife, new English lyrics to the old Russian music and copyrighted both music and lyrics in his own name; the Limeliters subsequently released a recording of the song on their 1962 LP Folk Matinee. The Raskins were international performers and had played London's "Blue Angel" every year, always closing their show with the song. Paul McCartney frequented the club and being quite taken with the song he attempted to get several singers or groups to record it. Failing at that, after the formation of the Beatles' own Apple Records label, McCartney recorded Mary Hopkin performing the song, he said "I thought it was catchy, it had something, it was a good treatment of nostalgia... picked it up easily, as if she'd known it for years."

The song was recorded in over twenty languages and by many different artists, including Gene and Francesca, Raskin was able to live well on the royalties, buying a home in Pollensa, Mallorca, a Porsche Spyder and a sail boat. Hopkin's recording was produced by Paul McCartney with an arrangement by Richard Hewson and became a number-one hit on the UK Singles Chart. In the United States, Hopkin's recording reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Billboard Easy Listening charts for six weeks. In the Netherlands, it topped the charts for two consecutive weeks; the Russian origin of the melody was accentuated by an instrumentation, unusual for a top-ten pop record, including balalaika, hammered dulcimer or cimbalom, tenor banjo and children's chorus, giving a klezmer feel to the song. Mary Hopkin played acoustic guitar on the recording, Paul McCartney played acoustic guitar and percussion; the cimbalom was played by Gilbert Webster. The player of the banjo is not recorded, although McCartney was known to play banjo.

McCartney recorded Hopkin singing "Those Were The Days" in other languages for release in their respective countries: In Spain, Qué tiempo tan feliz In West Germany, An jenem Tag In Italy, Quelli erano giorni In France, Le temps des fleursThe non-English sets of lyrics were recorded by Dalida and Sandie Shaw, with Shaw recording the English lyrics as well. The UK and United States recording's B-side was Pete Seeger's "Turn! Turn! Turn!", a United States number-one hit for The Byrds in 1965. "Those Were the Days" was catalogue number APPLE 2. It was the second single to be released on the Apple label, the first — "Hey Jude" by the Beatles —had retained the sequential catalogue numbers used by Parlophone and Capitol. Hopkin's version was released on the back of her success on the television talent show Opportunity Knocks, around the time of its release popular singer Sandie Shaw was asked to record the song by her management, feeling that it should be done by a "real" singer. Shaw's version did not match the success of Hopkin's version.

At the peak of the song's success, a New York company used the melody in a commercial for Rokeach gefilte fish, arguing that the tune was an old Russian folk-tune and thus in the public domain. Raskin sued and won a settlement, since he had altered the tune to fit his lyrics and had taken out the valid new copyright. In the mid-1970s, after Hopkin's contract with Apple ended, "Those Were the Days" and "Goodbye" were re-recorded with producer Tony Visconti, whom she had married in 1971; these re-recorded versions can be found on music compilations. On 25 October 2010, Apple Records released Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records, which included the original recordings of "Those Were the Days" and "Goodbye"; the greatest hits compilation album contained songs by artists signed to the Beatles' Apple record label between 1968 a

Luisah Teish

Luisah Teish is a teacher and an author, most notably of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals. She is an African-American, born in Louisiana, her father, Wilson Allen, Sr. was an African Methodist Episcopal whose parents had been two-generation servants and only one generation away from slavery. Her mother, Serena "Rene" Allen, was a Catholic, of Haitian and Choctaw heritage, her original ancestry includes Yoruba. She is an Oshun chief in the Yoruba Lucumi tradition. In the late 1960s, Teish was a dancer in Katherine Dunham's group, where she learned and performed traditional African and Caribbean dances. After leaving the dance company, she became a choreographer in St. Louis. In 1969 she joined the Fahami Temple of Amun-Ra, it was here that she took the name "Luisah Teish", which means "adventuresome spirit", she led the dance troupe of the Black Artists Group in St. Louis after the departure of BAG's first dance leader, Georgia Collins. In the late 1970s she became an initiate and priestess of the Lucumi religion.

She began teaching in 1977. She resides in Oakland, California. Teish has said in an interview "My tradition is celebratory - there's always music, dance and food in our services - as well as a sense of reverence for the children. It's joyful as well as meditative."One author said she was the "perhaps the most well known.. Yoruba priestess.. of the Bay Area". Another author characterized her as "..well known internationally in Goddess circles as a writer and ritual-maker." What Don't Kill is Fattening: Poems by Luisah Teish Fan Tree Press ASIN: B0007BJRRE Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals HarperOne ISBN 0-06-250859-8, ISBN 978-0-06-250859-1 Carnival of the Spirit: Seasonal Celebrations and Rites of Passage Harpercollins ISBN 0-06-250868-7, ISBN 978-0-06-250868-3 Soul Between the Lines: Freeing Your Creative Spirit Through Writing Avon Books ISBN 0-380-79142-0, ISBN 978-0-380-79142-2 Eye of the Storm E P Dutton ISBN 0-525-94032-4, ISBN 978-0-525-94032-6 Jump Up: Good Times Throughout the Season with Celebrations from Around the World Conari Press ISBN 1-57324-551-8, ISBN 978-1-57324-551-7 What Don’t Kill Is Fattening Revisited: Twenty Years of Poetry and Myth Orikire Publications Zulu Shaman: Dreams and Mysteries Destiny Books ISBN 0-89281-129-3, ISBN 978-0-89281-129-8 Personal Website

Bloodlust (1992 film)

Bloodlust is a 1992 Australian vampire film. In the streets of Melbourne, three vampires wander around killing and taking drugs, they carry out a heist, which involves stealing $3 million which attracts the attention of many psychotics, who chase them through a blood spattered odyssey into the Melbourne underground. Co-director Jon Hewitt described it as: A purpose-made, market-driven, exploitation film, it isn't good but, for me, it was my film school. It's where I taught myself how to make a feature film and made a lot of mistakes on it - but I tried to learn from them, it was a film made in the context of not being able to get any support for anything I was trying to do just going out and making something that I thought would have a back-end market, would be a safe bet, a sort of straight-to-video schlock film. Filming took six weeks and was difficult, with one member of the cast being arrested on drug charges; however Hewitt says. Bloodlust on IMDb