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Pier Park (Portland, Oregon)

Pier Park is a municipal park in Portland, United States. It is in the North Portland neighborhood of St. Johns and is bordered by North Columbia Boulevard and characterized by evergreen forest. Pier Park, along with Kelley Point Park and Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area, contributes land in its natural state to North Portland; the park takes its name from a person named Pier. The parcel of land on which the park was developed was part of the James Loomis donation land claim; the city of Portland passed an ordinance in 1921 naming the park for Sylvester Charles Pier. A sales manager of Marshall Wells Hardware Company, Pier took office as City commissioner in 1919, serving four years in charge of parks, his son, Stanhope S. Pier served two terms. Prior to the park, St. Johns brick company operated just a block away, until 1905 when the factory ran out of clay; the abandoned brickyard was used as a playground until 1920. In development of the area, a wetland more than 100 men were employed from the unemployment list.

Wood from clearing the site was sent to local families in need of fuel. On July 4, 1929, a longshoreman's strike called. Park amenities include a baseball field, basketball court, soccer field, tennis court, disabled access picnic areas, disc golf course, paved and unpaved paths; the play structures were renovated and added to in the summer of 2007 as part of an effort to improve old equipment. A concrete skatepark resides at the Southwest end of the park, first developed by the Army Corps of Engineers in 2001, redeveloped by Dreamland Skateparks, it is 11,070 square feet. The Southwest corner has Pier Pool, open in the summer season; the park was dedicated including the pool. The first swimmer was the reigning Junior Rose Festival Queen; the pool was closed by the City Council, but received federal funding in Spring 2007 to be reopened in 2008. St. John's Heritage Foundation 4th edition 1959

Return of Da Livin' Dead

"Return Of Da Livin' Dead" is a single by American rapper The D. O. C. from his 1996 album Helter Skelter. The single was released on Halloween 1995 on CD, 12" formats, it spent 14 weeks on the US Top Rap Songs chart, peaking at #9. The song charted on the US Bubbling Under 100, US R&B/Hip-Hop, US Dance/Electronic Billboard charts. A horror-themed video was made to promote the song. "Return of Da Livin' Dead" was produced by The D. O. C. himself. O. C.'s previous hit "It's Funky Enough", produced by Dr. Dre and contains a sample of "Misdemeanor" by Foster Sylvers. Both the music video for "Return of Da Livin' Dead" and the intro track on Helter Skelter feature the D. O. C. Dying in a car accident and emerging from his own grave to perform the song. Horror imagery is used throughout the music video. US 12" Vinyl SingleA side Return Of Da Livin' Dead - 4:31 From Ruthless 2 Death Row - 3:52 Return Of Da Livin' Dead - 4:31B side Return Of Da Livin' Dead - 4:31 From Ruthless 2 Death Row - 2:58 From Ruthless 2 Death Row - 3:51US Cassette SingleReturn Of Da Livin' Dead - 3:34 From Ruthless 2 Death Row - 4:26

Appuntamento a Ischia

Appuntamento a Ischia is a 1960 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Domenico Modugno. Domenico Modugno as Mimmo Antonella Lualdi as Mirella Argente Maria Letizia Gazzoni as Letizia Carlo Croccolo as Carlette Paolo Ferrari: Paolo Mina: as herself Elsa Vazzoler: Anna Pietro De Vico: pianista Ugo D'Alessio: Antonio Linda Christian as Mercedes Yvette Masson as Veronique Franco Franchi as smuggler Ciccio Ingrassia as smuggler Pippo Franco as guitarist of Mina Franco Califano as Mimmo double bass player Alberto Talegalli as Direttore dello zoo Mario Castellani as Agente musicale Carlo Taranto as Gennarino Toni Ucci as man sitting at the bar table Mimo Billi as Maresciallo della Finanza Appuntamento a Ischia on IMDb

Pegasus Award

The Pegasus Award is the premier award in the Filk music field. It is given annually at the Ohio Valley Filk Fest; the Pegasus Awards were founded to honor excellence in filking. Anyone with an interest in filk can nominate songs or individuals for the awards, anyone can vote, it is not necessary to be a member of the convention to be involved in the nomination and voting process. Awards are given in six categories: Best Song, Best Performer, Best Writer/Composer, Best Classic Song and two topical categories that vary from year to year; some examples of past categories include: Best Love Song, Best Literature Song, Best Techie Song, Best Sing Along, etc. The OVFF convention committee solicits nominations for Finalists for the Pegasus Awards during the late spring and summer. There is an opinion poll that runs during the year as well to help interested folk brainstorm ideas for the Nominating Ballot; the Finalist Ballot is distributed in the early fall, must be returned by the opening night of OVFF.

Voting can be done online -- either to vote for the Finalists themselves. The final round of voting happens at OVFF itself, where handwritten ballots are collected after the annual Pegasus concert; the entire process is administered by the OVFF convention committee. The Ohio Valley Filk Fest, or O. V. F. F. is one of the largest filk music conventions. It is held annually in October in the Ohio area; the culmination of the event is the presentation of the Pegasus Award. The first OVFF was attended by about 80 people. After skipping 1985, it retained "Ohio Valley" in its name; the convention has been held every year since in various locations in the Columbus area. Recent conventions had been held in Dublin, but as of 2010 the convention has moved to nearby Worthington on the far north side of Columbus. * Ties and joint winners "A Decade of OVFF", in The Pegasus Winners: Volume I. M. A. S. S. F. I. L. C. 1994. The Pegasus Award Winners Ohio Valley Filk Fest

Calais parreysii

Calais parreysii is a species of click beetle belonging to the family Elateridae subfamily Agrypninae. Calais parreysii can reach a length of 30–40 millimetres. Body is black and covered with thick white and black scales forming a variegated pattern. Pronotum shows two small black spots. Adults fly from late May to early June; the larvae develop in the wood of the old rotten fallen trees pines. Larvae are active predators feeding on insects living in rotten wood; this species s widespread from the Balkan Peninsula to the Near East. It lives in the thickets in moist areas. Biolib Click Beetles of the Palearctic Region Fauna Europaea Zin.ru