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A host is a person responsible for guests at an event or for providing hospitality during it. Host may refer to: Host, Pennsylvania, a village in Berks County Jim Host, American businessman Michel Host, French writer "Host", an author abbreviation in botany for Nicolaus Thomas Host Hosts, fictional characters in game Werewolf: The Forsaken Hosts, alien invaders and overlords in the TV series Colony Armies and hosts of Middle-earth warfare, fictional entities in J. R. R. Tolkiens' works Avenging Host, a group of characters in Marvel Comics' Earth X series of comic books Rutan Host, fictional aliens from Doctor Who Host, the third novel in the Rogue Mage series by Faith Hunter Host, a 1993 book by Peter James Hosts, a 2001 book written by American author F. Paul Wilson The Hosts of Rebecca, a 1960 novel by Alexander Cordell about the Rebecca Riots H. O. S. T. An influential hip-hop group in Azerbaijan Host, 1996 Host, 1999 Host, a computer connected to the Internet or another IP-based network Hosts file, a computer file to be used to store information on where to find an internet host on a computer network host, a command-line Unix command Internet hosting service, a service that runs Internet servers allowing organizations and individuals to serve content to the Internet Virtual host, allowing several DNS names to share the same IP address Host, in hardware virtualization, a machine on which a virtual machine runs Cross compiler called a "host", a computer platform on which software development is done for a different target computer platform UOL HOST, Universal Online's HOST webhosting service Host, an archaic military term for an army Host, a great number.

The Cleveland Leader

The Cleveland Leader was an online Cleveland-based news publication focused on covering Cleveland news and events, other national and international interest stories. The Cleveland Leader was first created in 1854 by Edwin Cowles, who merged a variety of abolitionist, pre-Republican Party titles under the Leader. From a program celebrating the opening of the Leader Building in 1913, "In 1847 an anti-slavery Whig paper, published for about a year in Olmsted Falls, now, as a small village, was moved to Cleveland and changed from a weekly to a daily, retaining the name of "True. Democrat." That event is reckoned the beginning of the Cleveland Leader..."The Leader's initial editorial bias was reflective of the antebellum period in Ohio. The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History notes, "Cowles was as outspoken a nativist as he was a Republican, heading the Cleveland chapter of the anti-Catholic Order of the American Union, carrying on an editorial war with Manly Tello, editor of the Catholic Universe."The Leader was explicitly political from its founding.

Cowles' March 5, 1890 New York Times obituary claims, "In the Winder of 1854-5 the germ of the Republican Party was formed in the Leader editorial rooms as a meeting was held there which resulted in the first Republican Convention, held at Pittsburg. Col. R. C. Parsons, Joseph Medill, John C. Vaughn, Judge R. P. Spaulding, J. F. Keeler, were at the meeting, which resulted in the consolidation of the Know-Nothing, Whig Party, Free Soil Parties into the Republican Party."The Leader became the most influential newspaper in Ohio. "By 1875 its circulation of 13,000 was double that of the Herald and 5 times that of the Plain Dealer. Cowles kept the paper technologically up to date, importing Cleveland's first perfecting press in 1877 and pioneering the use of electrotype plates in Ohio."After Cowles' death in 1890, the Leader began a swift decline, as competition from the Plain Dealer and other newspapers took advantage of the huge void left by Cowles personal control. Many examples of the Leader's poster art from the period after Cowles' death in the 1890s are included in a collection at the New York Public Library as some of the finest examples of late Victorian American poster art.

Despite the marketing efforts, the Leader continued its decline. Charles Otis began a consolidation of local newspapers with the Cleveland World in 1904, the Leader in 1905. Through Otis, ownership of the Leader passed through various hands in the famous Hanna family, via Marcus Hanna's son-in-law Medill McCormick, married to Ruth Hanna McCormick to Daniel R. Hanna, Marcus Hanna's son. By 1917, the Leader had been sold to the Plain Dealer, just four years after moving into the Leader Building in 1913; the Plain Dealer allowed the copyright on the Leader to lapse. As the Ohio blogosphere began to grow in the early 21st century, the name "Cleveland Leader" was used for a new website, it want online on July 4, 2006 by Julie Kent and Eugene McCormick, operated as an online news source for Cleveland. The site purportedly never turned a profit, ceased operations in 2016. A visit to the ClevelandLeader.com website on March 12, 2016, showed only a single graphic and showed the following text: "Founded on July 4, 2006, The Cleveland Leader was founded to provide an independent source of news to northeast Ohio, one without an agenda or ties to corporate overlords.

For over nine years, we have provided the region with unique coverage and have changed the conversation in Cleveland media. This effort has come at one that we can no longer afford to sustain. Clevelandleader.com has not turned a profit in many months, costs more to maintain than it brings in. As such, we're calling it a day.... For now."

Forever, Darling

Forever, Darling is a 1956 Metrocolor American romantic comedy film with fantasy overtones, starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, James Mason, directed by Alexander Hall and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The original screenplay is by Helen Deutsch and focuses on a married couple whose troubled marriage is saved with the help of a guardian angel. After five years of marriage, chemical engineer Lorenzo Xavier Vega tends to neglect his wife Susan in favor of his work; when she wishes aloud that she had a more attentive spouse, her Guardian Angel – coincidentally the mirror image of her favorite movie star – appears. The angel advises Susan to take a greater interest in Lorenzo's career, so she agrees to accompany him on a camping trip to test the revolutionary new insecticide he's developed. Susan's dream of a second honeymoon turns into a nightmare when everything that could go wrong does, she becomes determined to save her marriage. Lucille Ball as Susan Vega Desi Arnaz as Lorenzo Xavier Vega James Mason as The Guardian Angel Louis Calhern as Charles Y.

Bewell John Emery as Dr. Edward R. Winter John Hoyt as Bill Finlay Natalie Schafer as Millie Opdyke Mabel Albertson as Society Reporter Nancy Kulp as Amy The script entitled Guardian Angel had been written by Deutsch as a vehicle for William Powell and Myrna Loy and had been languishing unfilmed at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for several years. Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn were slated for the film, but it fell through; when Lucy and Desi Arnaz expressed interest in making another movie for MGM, the studio dug this script out of their unused screenplay archives for the comedy couple's new film. The picture was filmed in part on location in Yosemite National Park. Interiors were shot at the Desilu Studios in Culver City, rather than MGM, it was the first time. Forever, Darling was the second film made by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz during hiatus from their weekly CBS television sitcom I Love Lucy, following The Long, Long Trailer in 1954; the couple's marriage was showing signs of severe strain, Ball hoped the project would bring them closer together.

They promoted the film via a cross-country train tour aboard a special car provided by the Santa Fe Railroad, with stops in Chicago, Dallas, Pittsburgh, New York City, Ball's hometown of Jamestown, New York. Cary Grant was Arnaz's original choice for the Guardian Angel. James Mason was sought and hired for the salary that Grant had rejected. I Love Lucy writers Madelyn Pugh and Bob Carroll, Jr. were called in to help salvage what Arnaz felt was a weak script. Their uncredited contribution was a lengthy slapstick camping sequence that had little to do with the plot that preceded it; the film was considered "sub-standard" by programmers at Radio City Music Hall, where Trailer had premiered, it opened instead at the Loew's State Theatre, where the newlywed couple had performed their first vaudeville act in 1941. The film was a critical and commercial flop that recouped its $1.4 million cost. As a result, MGM opted out of its agreement for another picture with Desilu, Arnaz decided to scrap plans to create a feature-film division at his studio.

The title song, with lyrics by Sammy Cahn and music by Bronislau Kaper, was recorded by both Arnaz and the Ames Brothers, who performed it over the opening credits and had the bigger hit. The tune became an Arnaz family tradition, sung by Desi at special events, including his daughter Lucie's marriage to actor Laurence Luckinbill. Bosley Crowther of The New York Times described it as a "thin, weak caper" and Time Out London calls it a "fitfully amusing offering." According to MGM records the film earned $1,912,000 in the US and Canada and $376,000 elsewhere resulting in a loss of $188,000. List of American films of 1956 Forever, Darling on IMDb Forever, Darling at AllMovie Forever, Darling at the TCM Movie Database Forever, Darling at the American Film Institute Catalog

USS Perch (SS-313)

USS Perch, a Balao-class submarine, was the second submarine of the United States Navy to be named for the perch, a rather small European fresh-water spiny-finned fish. The second Perch was laid down 5 January 1943 by the Electric Boat Co. Groton, Conn.. Blish C. Hills in command. After shakedown she departed 19 February 1944 for Key West, Fla. where she gave services to the Fleet Sound School. She sailed for Pearl Harbor, arriving 3 April. On 29 April she departed Pearl Harbor with Peto for Midway; the South China Sea was the hunting ground for the wolf pack. Early in the morning of 24 May, a medium tanker was damaged by four torpedo hits; the counterattack by a lone escort prevented further observation of the damage inflicted and knocked out both high pressure air compressors by flooding of the pump room. Perch headed for the Marshall Islands. On 27 June Perch began this time off Surigao Strait in the Philippines, she sank a 100-ton Japanese trawler with gunfire before returning to Pearl Harbor 26 August.

Perch departed Pearl Harbor on her third war patrol 19 September. At Midway she joined submarines Croaker and Escolar and the three set out for the confined waters of the East China and Yellow Seas. Perch unsuccessfully attacked one escorted transport, performed lifeguard duty supporting B-29 raids on Honshū. Perch headed for Saipan to refuel en route to Brisbane, for duty with Submarines, Southwest Pacific Fleet; the fourth war patrol began 19 December from Brisbane. First Perch patrolled off China, she sighted no enemy ships, the patrol ended at Fremantle, Western Australia, 15 February 1945. On 12 March Perch departed Fremantle carrying with her eleven Australasian specialists trained in commando warfare, under the command of Major Donald Stott. On the first night of the mission, in the Makassar Straits, above Balikpapan, she landed four of the party who were to make a reconnaissance of the beach and surrounding territory. Coming in close ashore two nights to disembark the remainder of the party, Perch contacted a 300-ton coastal freighter that threatened to cut off her return to open water.

She engaged it with gunfire and the second hit caused the freighter burst into flames and sink. The first party were never heard from again, it was speculated. Locals believed they had been executed by the Japanese; the second party rowed ashore, placed their charges to blow up an oil supply pipeline. They were chased by Japanese patrols, but escaped by taking a small boat off the island, they were picked up well out to sea by a Catalina on patrol. Perch returned to Western Australia, completing her fifth war patrol. On 15 April Perch departed Fremantle on her sixth war patrol and journeyed to the Java Sea to hunt out the enemy; when she contacted a convoy of two ships, an alert Japanese escort discovered Perch and subjected her to a severe two-hour depth charging which caused considerable damage throughout the boat. She sailed to the China coast to patrol off Hainan before returning to Pearl Harbor 5 June. On 11 July Perch departed Pearl Harbor and after fueling at Saipan, proceeded north for duty in the "Lifeguard League" off Japan.

On 13 August she rescued a Navy Corsair pilot from the water two miles offshore, bombarded fishing vessels and buildings on the beach, retired to sea. A few hours the same day, she picked up another pilot from the same fighter squadron five miles offshore. Two days Japan capitulated and Perch returned to Pearl Harbor 30 August. Perch departed set course for the Golden Gate, arriving Hunter's Point 8 September, she decommissioned and was placed in reserve in January 1947. On 19 January 1948 Perch was redesignated as a Submarine Transport, SSP–313, was placed in an active status, attached to the U. S. Pacific Fleet. Perch recommissioned at Mare Island Naval Shipyard 20 May 1948, Lt. Comdr. O. H. Payne in command. Through 1949, the ship participated in various troop- and cargo-carrying exercises. On 31 January 1950 Perch was reclassified a "transport submarine," ASSP-313. In September 1950 Perch transported a force from Britain's 41 Commando Royal Marines in a raid on the northeast coast of Korea west of Tanchon.

The target, a train tunnel on the north-south supply line, was destroyed, with the loss of one man, buried at sea. The commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander R. D. Quinn, became the only submarine commanding officer to receive a combat award during the Korean War when he was awarded the Bronze Star for this action. During this time, the Perch was fitted with a large sausage shaped hangar on her aft deck. Operational tests were made with both amphibious boats. From August 1951 to March 1952, Perch underwent overhaul at Mare Island. From 1952 to 1954, Perch trained, making "reconnaissance-runs" and "raids" on several Alaskan and Hawaiian islands. In January 1955 Perch made a cruise to WestPac conducting a "reconnaissance and raid" on Iwo Jima and observed other islands in the Bonin Chain. Periods between Far Eastern cruises, Perch performed type training and intertype amphibious exercises in the San Diego area. Perch, again classified as a Submarine Transport, APSS-313, on 24 October 1956, departed San Diego 5 November for a reconnaissance exercise in the Panama Canal Area, returning to San Diego 11 December.

In late 1957 she made a

Gerra (Gambarogno)

Gerra is a former municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. On 25 April 2010, the former municipalities of Caviano, Gerra Gambarogno, Magadino, San Nazzaro, Sant'Abbondio and Vira Gambarogno merged in the new municipality of Gambarogno; the name Gerra is from the 18th Century, when the village of Ronco de Martignoni expanded into the Gerra river delta and the shores of Lake Maggiore. Gerra was part of the old Vicinanza of Gambarogno. In the 16th Century, Ronco de Martignoni, Ronco di Sopra and Scimiana joined together to form an independent municipality; this municipality is listed in the register of lands of the parish of S. Abbondio from 1596. In 1744, the St. Rochus and Sebastian parish church was built. Of the three inhabited settlement cores, Scimiana has remained nearly unchanged; the network of narrow streets and typical Gambarogno style alleys have been preserved, while most of the wooden balconies are gone and the fishermen's houses have disappeared.

At the beginning of the 21st Century more than half the working population is employed in the services sector, most work outside of the municipality. Gerra has an area, as of 1997, of 3.14 square kilometers. Of this area, 0.31 km2 or 9.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 2.64 km2 or 84.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.28 km2 or 8.9% is settled, 0.06 km2 or 1.9% is either rivers or lakes and 0.07 km2 or 2.2% is unproductive land. Of the built up area and buildings made up 6.7% and transportation infrastructure made up 1.9%. Out of the forested land, 80.6% of the total land area is forested and 3.5% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 2.2% is used for growing crops and 6.7% is used for alpine pastures. Of the water in the village, 1.3 % is in lakes and 0.6 % streams. Of the unproductive areas, 1.6% is unproductive vegetation. The village is located in the Locarno district, it consists of the villages of Ronco and Scimiana. The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Gules a crossbow or and in a chief of the last an eagle displayed sable langued and membered of the first.

The coat of arms come from the arms of the Balestra family. This is an example of canting as Balestra, means arbalest or crossbow. Gerra has a population of 305; as of 2008, 16.5% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of 9%. Most of the population speaks Italian, with German being second most French being third. Of the Swiss national languages, 72 speak German, 4 people speak French, 171 people speak Italian, 1 person speaks Romansh; the remainder speak another language. As of 2008, the gender distribution of the population was 50.5 % female. The population was made up of 123 Swiss men, 28 non-Swiss men. There were 134 Swiss women, 20 non-Swiss women. In 2008 there were 5 deaths of Swiss citizens. Ignoring immigration and emigration, the population of Swiss citizens decreased by 1 while the foreign population remained the same. There was 1 non-Swiss woman who immigrated from another country to Switzerland; the total Swiss population change in 2008 was an increase of 1 and there was no non-Swiss population change.

This represents a population growth rate of 0.3%. The age distribution, as of 2009, in Gerra is. Of the adult population, 17 people or 5.6 % of the population are between 29 years old. 33 people or 10.8% are between 30 and 39, 47 people or 15.4% are between 40 and 49, 46 people or 15.1% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 53 people or 17.4% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 31 people or 10.2% are between 70 and 79, there are 22 people or 7.2% who are over 80. As of 2000 the average number of residents per living room was 0.54, fewer people per room than the cantonal average of 0.6 per room. In this case, a room is defined as space of a housing unit of at least 4 m2 as normal bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms and habitable cellars and attics. About 50.4 % of the total households were in other words did not pay rent. As of 2000, there were 127 private households in the village, an average of 2. Persons per household. In 2000 there were 241 single family homes out of a total of 318 inhabited buildings.

There were 31 multi-family buildings. There were 14 buildings in the village that were multipurpose buildings; the vacancy rate for the village, in 2008, was 0%. In 2000 there were 475 apartments in the village; the most common apartment size was the 3 room apartment of which there were 126. There were 76 apartments with five or more rooms. Of these apartments, a total of 123 apartments were permanently occupied, while 349 apartments were seasonally occupied and 3 apartments were empty; as of 2007, the construction rate of new housing units was 0 new units per 1000 residents. The historical population is given in the following table: In the 2007 federal election the most pop

Rayne Longboards

Rayne Longboards is a Canadian longboard manufacturer. Rayne Longboards are shipped to retail shops in many countries, are sold through their online store; the specialized boards are made for Downhill racing, city riding, long distance pushing. Rayne Longboards was established in 2004 by operator Graham Buksa, he began by producing longboard decks at their factory located in British Columbia. The business expanded to produce a range of products including skateboards, longboards and powsurfers. In 2008, Rayne developed a manufacturing system for producing boards from bamboo and fibreglass, which have a better strength to weight ratio, are more water resistant, hold their flex longer than traditional maple made boards. Early 2009, the brand released a light-weight composite constructed board, labelled as Dee-lite, aimed at the downhill racing market; the four models give the racers more manoeuvrability while not compromising the strength or rigidity of the boards. In 2009, Rayne Longboards introduced a concave shape to a few of their boards, to improve the fit between the rider's foot and the board.

Beginning in 2013, Rayne began designing thinner and lighter boards with more wheel clearance, manufactured with a thick bamboo core going down the middle of the deck that tapers off towards the edges where wider layers of bamboo are applied. In 2013, Rayne began re-releasing some of their original boards, marketing them as the Heritage Series; as their business grew, Rayne began to sell wheels, safety gear, other accessories. Some of the excess wood, left over after the intended shape is cut out, is repurposed as belt buckles, riser pads, wall tiles to reduce manufacturing waste. In 2012, Rayne began importing urethane wheels from the United States as an addition to their product line; each set of wheels comes with a durometer to accommodate for setup preferences. As of the winter season of 2015/2016, Rayne began offering snow products, including a snowskate and powsurf; the Rayne Longboards employs a team of international and younger riders to test and demonstrate their products. Rayne features a signature series line featuring the Gmack and Misfortune each designed by their respective pro riders.

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