KBLR, virtual channel 39, is a Telemundo owned-and-operated television station serving Las Vegas, United States, licensed to the nearby unincorporated community of Paradise. The station is owned by the Telemundo Station Group subsidiary of NBCUniversal. KBLR's studios are located on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, its transmitter is located on Black Mountain near Henderson; the station was founded in 1988 by Glenn Rose, an entrepreneur who found early success as a franchisee in Southern California of Nutrisystem and used the wealth from that effort to found KBLR, a station whose call letters were inspired by the initials of his wife. During its first two years of operation, it carried ethnic programming for several underserved audiences in the area, including African-American and Asian-American audiences, though it found more strength programming for the area's surging Hispanic audience; the station carried second-run programming such as G. I. Joe and public domain B movies. In 1993, Rose sold the station to a partnership known as Summit Media.
Scott Gentry would build the station from its early roots into the first full-power Spanish-language television station in Las Vegas taking on a Telemundo affiliation as time went on. On February 23, 2005, NBC bought Telemundo affiliate KBLR from Summit American for $32.1 million. The sale was completed on May 24, 2005. In August 2008, KBLR confirmed reports from the Las Vegas Sun and announced at the city council meeting that its studio facility would be moving to Neonopolis on Fremont Street, part of the Fremont Street Experience; the station's studios was first occupied on January 20 with full completion on February 22, 2009. KBLR began broadcast operations from the new facility that day at 4:45 a.m. The station had a repeater in Reno, Nevada, K52FF; as a result of the sale to NBCUniversal, KBLR is the only network owned-and-operated station in the Las Vegas media market. The station's digital signal is multiplexed: KBLR shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 39, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate.
The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 40 until August 22, 2018, at which point it was licensed to move to channel 20. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 39; as the first full power Spanish station in Las Vegas, the station launched local news, at first at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. during the week and with weekend news. As part of budget cuts at NBCUniversal, all Telemundo newscast production was shifted to the news hub in Dallas in 2007. In late 2010, most Telemundo stations restored locally produced news, but KBLR's newscasts continued to be produced elsewhere, this time to KTAZ in Phoenix, which utilized Las Vegas-area reporters and Phoenix-based anchor talent; the 6 p.m. program was presented live. On June 30, 2014, KBLR debuted locally produced 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts, hiring more than a dozen new staffers including anchor Beatriz Moncayo and weather presenter Leticia Castro.
The newscast was produced utilizing the technical resources of NBC affiliate KSNV, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. Official website Query the FCC's TV station database for KBLR BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KBLR-TV
Pål Varhaug is a professional racing driver from Norway. Varhaug began his motorsport career in karting in 2005, finishing fifth in the Norwegian Championship ICA Junior category, he finished fourth in the Viking Trophy ICA Junior class. The following year he won the Norwegian Championship ICA Junior title. Varhaug moved up to single–seaters in 2007, competing in the Swiss Formula Renault 2.0 championship for Jenzer Motorsport. Over the course of the season he took seven podium places, including four race wins, to finish as runner-up in the championship, he took part in selected races in both the Italian Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 NEC championships. Varhaug continued with Jenzer Motorsport in the category for 2008, racing full seasons in both the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Italian Formula Renault 2.0 series. He finished fifteenth in the Eurocup standings, with his best race result being a fifth place in the second event at Estoril. In the Italian series, he finished in the points in all fourteen races and took three races wins to comfortably win the title.
At the end of the season, Varhaug took part in Formula Renault 3.5 Series testing at Paul Ricard with the Italian Prema Powerteam, completing over one hundred laps in the process. For 2009, Varhaug moved up to the International Formula Master series, once again staying with Jenzer Motorsport, he finished in fifth place in the standings, was the runner–up in the rookie classification behind Alexander Rossi. He achieved a pole position at Brno. Varhaug graduated to the new GP3 Series with Jenzer Motorsport in 2010. After qualifying on the front row of the grid for the opening race of the season in Barcelona, Varhaug became the first–ever GP3 race winner, finishing ahead of both Robert Wickens and Esteban Gutiérrez, he failed to score another point after his win and finished 13th in the standings. Varhaug finished in third place in the feature race at Spa–Francorchamps, but was demoted to 15th after overtaking the safety car, he posted the fastest lap in the final race of the season in Monza, but was not rewarded with a championship point because he failed to finish inside the race's top ten positions.
Varhaug graduated to the GP2 Series for 2011. He finished thirteenth in the Asia series, which along his team-mate's overall victory, allowed DAMS to win the teams' championship. Whilst Grosjean won the main series championship, Varhuag did not score any points and was classified 23rd overall. After losing his GP2 drive at DAMS, Varhaug moved to the Auto GP World Series with the Virtuosi UK team. Season still in progress Official website Pål Varhaug career summary at DriverDB.com
UNHhhh is an American comedy web series that stars drag queens Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova. The series is produced by World of Wonder Productions, which produces RuPaul's Drag Race—a reality competition in which drag performers compete for titles and prizes. UNHhhh premiered on March 25, 2016, one year after Mattel and Zamolodchikova appeared in the seventh season of Drag Race. World of Wonder distributes UNHhhh through its YouTube channel, as well as through its video-on-demand service WOW Presents Plus; the show was a competitor for "Show of the Year" at the 2017 Streamy Awards. In August 2017, World of Wonder announced The Trixie & Katya Show, a spin-off for broadcast on the TV channel Viceland; the show returned to YouTube for its third season in October 2018 following an announcement during their panel at RuPaul's DragCon NYC in September. Season 3 concluded on December 26, 2018. On January 16, 2019, UNHhhh returned for a fourth season and ended on September 12, 2019, though a Christmas special aired on December 11, 2019.
On the last episode of season 4, Wow Presents announced that they would return for Season 5 after Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova get back from RuPaul's DragCon New York City 2019. In 20th of September, Trixie Mattel uploaded a video on her personal Twitter page, with a title "Shooting season 5 of UNHhhh", showcasing that the series will be back soon. Season 5 premiered on January 22, 2020. Starting with Season 3, episodes were released uncensored on WOW Presents Plus before being released on YouTube a week later
The Räuchermann, erzgebirgisch Raachermannel is an incense smoker, the invention of toy makers in the Ore Mountains, used to burn down cone incense, known as Räucherkerzchen. The Räuchermann was first mentioned in 1850 and is now a common component in the Ore Mountain Christmas tradition. For this, an incense cone is first lit and put on the lower half of the two-part wood figurine; the hollowed-out upper part is placed over the lighted cone, which burns down inside of the hollow figurine, the smoke leaving the mouth hole of the Räuchermann. Before the Räuchermann was invented, cone incense was burnt down in the open. During Christmas time Räuchermänner are displayed together with Schwibbogen, miners' figurines and Christmas pyramids. Several kinds of figurines exist, traditionally representing craftsmen of the region, such as foresters, peddlers and soldiers. Today, they exist in many more forms, including the so-called "edgesitters", which can be placed on the edge of the table, small scenes of several Räuchermänner, female Räuchermänner, called Räucherfrauen.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the largest Räuchermann in the world is in the Miniaturenpark Kleinwelka in Bautzen. As a counterpart to the Räuchermann, artisans of the upper Vogtland invented the Moosmann, he is supposed to be a small forest spirit who helps poor families with natural products, can change leaves to gold, and—according to folk tales—mostly appears during Christmas time. Wooden toymaking in the Ore Mountains Christmas pyramid Incense Schwibbogen Spanbaum Media related to Räuchermännchen at Wikimedia Commons
Kevin Jones is an American jazz percussionist and band leader. Jones's music is influenced by that of Congo. Jones grew up in New Jersey, he is the brother of the musician Patrick Stanfield Jones. As a teenager he studied under percussionists Babatunde Lea, Marvin "Bugalu" Smith, Congolese drummers Titos Sompa and Coster Massamba, Charli Persip and Max Roach, he began playing percussion professionally at age 13 with a group called "Spoonbread" who were signed to All Platinum Records of Englewood, NJ. In 1978, aged 18, he played in a sextet led by Charles McPherson on the album Free Bop! He studied music at the University of Massachusetts and Jazzmobile until 1979 when his Professor, saxophonist Archie Shepp, took him on tour to Europe, where he recorded his second album. Just months he was hired by The Isley Brothers and toured and recorded a host of records with them. Jones has performed with, among others, Whitney Houston, The Isley Brothers, Jermaine Jackson, Archie Shepp, Winard Harper, Ray Copeland, Talib Kibwe, Babatunde Lea, James Weidman, Clifford Adams, Malaki Ma Congo Drum and Dance Ensemble Jones and the pianist Kelvin Sholar formed the band Tenth World in 1999.
The band members included Jamieo Brown, Brian Horton, George Makinto, Kevin Louis, Luisito Quintero. Bill Milkowski writing in JazzTimes described Jones's first album as leader, Tenth World, produced by Babatunde Lea, as combining "the spirit of Africa with modern jazz on his impressive debut." Milkowski wrote of the group's second album, Live!, "Percussionist Bujo Kevin Jones underscores this vibrant sextet with an authentic Afro-Cuban pulse". In 2014, Jones released the album Who's That Lady? through Motéma Music under the moniker Koko Jones. The Koko Jones Band included singers Derrick Dupree and Christelle Durandy, Pianist Zen Zadravec, Drummer Jerard Snell, Guitarist Michael "Moon" Reuben and Bassist Charles Brown. In a positive review, "j.poet" wrote in Drum! Magazine that "Jones has a lifetime of performing a wide range of styles with some of the top names in the field, brings all those elements together on Who's That Lady". "Free Bop!" - Charles McPherson "Attica Blues Big Band Live at Palais De Glace" - Archie Shepp "Grand Slam" - The Isley Brothers "The Isley Brothers Live"- The Isley Brothers "The Beat Of Love" - Randy VanWarmer - "Inside You" - The Isley Brothers "The Real Deal" - The Isley Brothers "Between the Sheets" - The Isley Brothers "Broadway's Closer to Sunset Blvd" - Isley, Isley "Caravan of Love" - Isley, Isley "Different Drummer" - Isley, Isley "Soul-Jazz Collaboration" - Chuck McPherson "Listening Room" - Clifford Adams "Spiritually Speaking" Blaze "Soul Pools" - Babatunde Lea "Rhythm Master" - Vincent Ector "Time For The Soul" - Winard Harper Sextet "Keepers Of The Flame" - Charles Earland Tribute Band "Hip Cake Walk" - Papa John DeFrancesco "Be Thankful" - Omar featuring Angie Stone "Suite Unseen: Summoner Of The Ghost" - Babatunde Lea "Make It Happen" - Winard Harper Sextet "Synthesis" - Norman Simmons "Percussion Madness" - Luisito Quintero "Follow the North Star – T.
K. Blue "Aftershower Funk" - The Fantastic Souls "Soul To The People" - The Fantastic Souls "SunRize" - Sunrize "Land Of Eternal Tranquil Light" Tenth World Live! Who's That Lady? - Bujo Kevin Jones at Motéma Music
The Turkana Geothermal Power Station, is a 140 megawatts geothermal power station under development in Kenya. The power station would be located in the Suguta Valley, Turkana County, in the arid north-western Kenya south of Lake Turkana; this location is near the settlement of Katilia 168 kilometres, by road, south-east of Lodwar, where the county headquarters are located. This location is 478 kilometres, by road, north-northwest of Nairobi, Kenya's capital and largest city. Reconnaissance surveys by a team from the British Geological Survey indicated the occurrence of a hydro-thermal system in the project area. In 2011, further surface studies revealed a high-temperature resource area covering 60 square kilometres, with sub-surface temperatures of about 281 °C and an estimated potential to generate up to 750 megawatts of electricity. Olsuswa Energy Limited, a locally registered company plans to develop this power station, starting with a 70 megawatt power station, expected to expand to 140 megawatts, over a five to eight year period.
The electricity generated is expected to be interrelated into the national electricity grid. In April 2018, Olsuswa Energy Limited signed a memorandum of understanding with the Turkana County government in the presence of the elected leaders of the community and the public; the development is expected to bring improved living standards of the residents. The owners of the project are Olsuswa Energy Limited, co-owned by Manga Mugwe, a Kenyan investor and politician; the project area covers an estimated 136 square kilometres. The entire project is expected to cost US$420, spread out over a 5-8 year period; the owner/developers expect to raise the funds though equity and institutional loans. In November 2017, the African Union Commission granted US$980,000 towards the development of this power station. List of power stations in Kenya Energy in Kenya Website of Olsuswa Energy Limited The Rise of East Africa As An Alternative Energy Mecca BVC Geothermal Project – Kenya