Korab is a mountain range in the eastern corner of Albania and the western part of North Macedonia, running along the border between both countries. It forms the European Green Belt. In Albania, it is called Vargu lindor, but this term encompasses mountains further north, such as the Koritnik and Gjallica; the highest peak is Mount Korab at 2,751 m above sea level. With a prominence of 2,169 m, Korab is the 18th most prominent mountain peak in the European continent; the mountains are composed of sedimentary rock, including shale, sandstone and limestone. The name refers to a Paleochristian sea god. Geographically, the Korab mountain range extendes 40 km from the Dibër Valley in a north-south direction, between the river valleys of the Black Drin and its tributary the Radika, it is located near the tripoint of Albania, North Macedonia, Kosovo, southwest of the Šar Mountains. The Drin Valley lies around 400 m to the west, the bed of the Radika at about 1,000 m above sea level; the geology of the park is dominated by mountains made up of exposed faulted sedimentary rock and valleys containing glacial lakes.
The Albanian part has numerous high peaks and ranges as tall as the Korab massif. To the north of this double-peak there are many other nameless peaks of a similar height. Korab-Pforte lies around 2 km southwest of Korab massif and is as tall as the main mountain, at 2,727 m. A few hundred meters further south, there are another peaks, Maja e Moravës 2,718 m and Mali i Gramës 2,345 m; the mountains are composed of limestone. Much of the range is protected by nature parks. South of the complex of peaks around Mount Korab, there are other large mountains: Mali i Gramës and Dešat's Velivar summit. After that, the range falls away to the city of the Debar Lake; the city of Peshkopi has geothermal baths. Geography of Albania Geography of North Macedonia
Sedgwick is a town in Lawrence County, United States. The population was 152 at the 2010 census, up from 112 at the 2000 census. About 1881 George Washington Sedgwick, president of the Sedgwick Tie Company, "established a sawmill on the Cache River in Lawrence County, a small town was established named Sedgwick, Ark." Sedgwick is in eastern Lawrence County, less than 1 mile west of the Cache River, which forms the Lawrence County/Greene County line. U. S. Route 63 passes through the town, leading northwest 10 miles to Hoxie and southeast 14 miles to Jonesboro. Arkansas Highway 228 leads northeast from Sedgwick 9 miles to U. S. Route 412 at Light; as of the census of 2000, there were 112 people, 44 households, 31 families residing in the town. The population density was 818.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 51 housing units at an average density of 372.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.21% White, 0.89% Black or African American and 0.89% Native American. There were 44 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.3% were non-families.
25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.03. In the town, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 12.5% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 124.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males. The median income for a household in the town was $20,417, the median income for a family was $25,417. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $18,750 for females; the per capita income for the town was $11,988. There were no families and 4.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 22.2% of those over 64
"Doin' Fine" is a song recorded by American country music singer Lauren Alaina for her second studio album, Road Less Traveled. Inspired by her parents' divorce, Alaina co-wrote the "semi-autobiographical" song with Emily Shackelton and the record's producer, busbee, it was released to American country radio May 2017 as the album's third single. "Doin' Fine" is an autobiographical song that details the hardships faced by Alaina over the five years between the release of her first album and the recording of her second, including her father's alcoholism and her parents' divorce. The song's chorus addresses the process of overcoming these difficulties and learning to accept life's "crazy" moments. In writing the song, Alaina sought to be "brutally honest" about the events of her life, requested her parents' permission to share their story. Billy Dukes of Taste of Country described the song as a "straight-forward pop-country song," but with "more depth and more vocal power" than most contemporary radio songs.
Critics noted the song's thematic similarity to previous single "Road Less Traveled". Alaina sang the song along with “What Ifs” at the 2018 ACM awards in which she won New Female Vocalist of the Year. Billy Dukes of Taste of Country wrote that "Doin' Fine" has "no sharp edges to turn off radio programmers", complimented the song's lyrical depth and vocal performance. "Doin' Fine" debuted at number 59 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart dated June 17, 2017. After leaving the chart for 10 weeks, the song re-entered at number 57 on the chart dated August 26, 2017, it has since reached a peak position of 27. On the week of February 10, 2018, the song debuted at number 50 on the Hot Country Songs chart. An official lyric video for the song premiered July 28, 2017, it begins with Alaina writing in a journal and goes on to showcases people going through various struggles, while the lyrics are superimposed in a purportedly handwritten font. "This song isn't just about my story," Alaina wrote in a social media post announcing the video, "It’s for all our stories."The official music video for the song premiered September 27, 2017.
It features Alaina in multiple appearances, demonstrating the varying emotions accompanying the hardships that the song describes. It was nominated for a CMT award in 2018 for "Female Video of the Year". Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Issam John Darwich, BS, is Archbishop of the Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Zahle and Forzol in Lebanon. Issam Darwich, whose his baptismal name is John, was born in Damascus as the son of Hanna Khoury Darwich and his wife Naayem Mayaleh. From 1965 to 1972 he attended the college of the Holy Savior near Sidon and closed at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik with a Bachelor of Philosophy and Theology. In 1971 he was ordained a deacon and received on 17 September 1971, the ordination as a priest of the Melkite religious community "Ordo Basilianus Sanctissimi Salvatoris Melkitarum" by Archbishop Saba Youakim of Petra and Philadelphia. After ordination, he taught from 1972 to 1976 at the School of the Holy Redeemer, he became chaplain and Almoner of the "International Apostolic Movement for Children" in 1972. From 1976 to 1978 Darwich was director of an orphanage in Sidon and established several training centers for adults since 1977. In 1978, he was the rain colleague of the Holy Savior in Jounieh and became head of the seminary and lay training.
In 1983 Darwich was appointed director of the "Friendship Home" in Zahle. Founded in 1983, he built the St. Joseph High School in El Houch Omara. Between 1985 - 1996 Darwich founded in Forzul and West Bekaa several education and care services for young people and adults. From 1990-1996 he was assessor in the Chapter of the Basilian Salvatorian, in 1990 he was elected as the representative of Lebanon to the International Bureau for Children. In 1995 Darwich was elected to the International Committee for Adult Education in France and was appointed vicar general of the Basilian, it was donated by the Lebanese president Elias Hrawi to him in 1989, a gold medal for his services to education. The Synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church chose Issam John Darwich bishop of the Melkite Christians living in Australia. On August 4, 1995 he received the papal appointment as bishop of the Melkite Greek Catholic Eparchy of Saint Michael Archangel in Sydney; the episcopal ordination was donated on 11 May 1995 by the Patriarch of Antioch Maximos V Hakim.
As co-consecrators assisted Archbishop François Abou Mokh, Titular Archbishop of Palmyra of Greek Melkites and Auxiliary Bishop of Antioch, the Archbishop André Haddad, BS of Zahle and Furzol. The official inauguration was celebrated on June 2, 1996, Darwich was now the "Eparch of St. Michael Archangel of Melkite Greek Catholics in the Australia and New Zealand." The words "and New Zealand" took place only in 1999, after Pope John Paul II had given responsibility for New Zealand. As early as 1997 Darwich was elected General Secretary of the Episcopal Conference. In 2003, Darwich called the foundation of the "Australian Christian-Muslim community" in life, he was following the tradition of the Melkite bishops for Interfaith dialogue. In 2003, he became a member of the "Episcopal Commission for Ecumenism and interreligious Relations" of the Australian Bishops' Conference, in 2009 his mandate was extended, he stepped up since 2000 the public relations of the Melkite Church in Australia and New Zealand, in 2005 founded the first magazine.
In 2009 was approved and published the Statute of the Eparchy of St. Michael of Sydney for Melkite Greek Catholics in Australia and New Zealand, he was co consecrator of the Bishop Sleiman Hajjar, BS, eparch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Eparchy of Saint-Sauveur in Montréal in Canada. As a participant in the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome which took place in October 2010 whose theme was "Christians in the Middle East," he treated intervened with the final report. In three sections Darwich first led to the excellent cooperation of the Christian churches in Australia and New Zealand, which come from Egypt and Syria, he pointed out that inter-religious dialogue between Muslim and Christian communities show good results. Darwich turned to the situation in the Middle East and stated that he had detected a large intolerance among the Eastern Catholic Churches the clergy and the church administration, in the Middle East, he recalled the words of Pope Benedict XIV, denominated as:"The Church of Jesus Christ is not Latin nor Greek nor Slav, but Catholic."
Darwich regretted that these words would not be understood by all clergy in the Middle East as another critical remark based on the lack of communication, among the Eastern Catholic Churches, superficial, run little cooperation and is directed to the own advantages. Darwich spoke about the role of the laity, they would have more to fraternal coexistence with other religious communities being prepared to do it; the Synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church chose Issam John Darwich on 25 June 2010 as Archbishop of Zahle and Furzol. Pope Benedict XVI confirmed him on 15 June 2011, his election as archbishop, Darwich could be introduced formally in office on 14 August 2011. 2007 Arabic: "وجه المسيح - رؤية من الشرق" 2007 "A Bridge for the unit", the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Australia. 2009 "A Journey with St. Paul." 2010 "The priest! Identity and mission." Apostolische-nachfolge.de Apostolische-nachfolge.de Melkite.org.au Catholic-hierarchy.org
The presidential primaries of the New Majority in 2013 was the method of election of the Chilean presidential candidate of the political parties Christian Democrat, Radical Social-Democrat, For Democracy, Movimiento Amplio Social and Citizen Left and, in addition to the left-wing and center-left independents, grouped in the "New Majority" pact, for the 2013 election. On that same date, the conglomerate planned to hold its parliamentary primaries in districts and/or districts where appropriate, it was the first primary of the Concertación under the primary law, approved during 2012, which regulates its exercise. In addition, it had as a novelty the participation of more than two candidates, unlike the previous primary elections of the coalition, in it they faced - according to the order in which they appeared in the ballot - Michelle Bachelet, Jose Antonio Gomez. Claudio Orrego and Andres Velasco. Michelle Bachelet, president of the Republic between 2006 and 2010, obtained the nomination after winning more than 73% of the votes with the official support of the Socialist Party, the Party for Democracy, the Broad Social Movement, the Citizen Left and the Communist Party of Chile.
In second place, the independent Andres Velasco was with about 13% of the votes. Further down was the Christian Democrat Claudio Orrego with 9% and the radical José Antonio Gómez with 5%. After the last primaries, the defeat of Eduardo Frei before Sebastián Piñera that gave way to the first government of center right since the return to the democracy, voices arose to reform Concertación and to think in a process of primaries more ample for the elections of 2013. On the other hand, the high popularity that Michelle Bachelet had when leaving the government placed her as the first option to face the following presidential elections; this advantage of Bachelet, who held in suspense her aspirations as a candidate, raised the possibility of a direct nomination by the parties of the Concertación without going to primaries. Within the Christian Democratic Party of Chile, there was debate regarding the possibility of raising one's own candidacy or to fold to the potential candidacy of Michelle Bachelet if she decided to return to the country.
The party opted for the first option and two militants demonstrated their interest in being the candidate of the community: Senator Ximena Rincón, who publicly stated this intention in December 2011, which officialized on November 16, 2012. Faced with such a scenario, the PDC defined in November 2012 to carry out an internal primary to define its pre-candidate to the Concertación primary, held on January 19, 2013; this election was opened, so that both militants were able to vote for the PDC as citizens who were not registered in another political party. 56, 263 people participated in the election, the results were as follows: In the months leading up to the 2012 municipal elections, the possibilities of reforming the Concertación and expanding it, include other parties and movements of the left and center-left. In September 2011, the idea of generating an "Opposing Convergence" that replaced the Concertación was born. Many concertationist leaders raised the death of the Concertación as such.
Although since the municipal elections of 2008, the Concertación had participated alongside the Communist Party and other movements in an instrumental pact to promote the election of candidates of both blocks, the possibility of integrating them into a broader pact began to materialize during 2012. The PPD and the PRSD formalized the list For a fair Chile for the election of councilors with the PC, which annoyed the PS leadership and The PDC, who indicated the "end of the Concertación." The parties of the Concertación and the Communist Party maintained their pact for the election of mayors, adding other movements and carrying out a process of primaries in 143 Communes in order to determine the unique candidate of the pact. The important victory that obtained the opposition to the government of Piñera in the Municipalities, achieving some emblematic victories like the one of the independent Josefa Errázuriz in Providencia, enhanced the possibility of a great pact between the parties and movements of center and left.
The Radical Social Democratic Party had announced in mid 2012 the election as a candidate for the presidency of José Antonio Gómez, president of the group. The independent Andres Velasco, who had mentioned his possible candidacy in the event that Michelle Bachelet did not come, made his precandidature on 16 of November 2012 in the context of the Concertación primaries, beyond what Bachelet did. Although talks were held with Marco Enríquez-Ominami to integrate the Progressive Party into the presidential and parliamentary primaries, he rejected the option and announced his direct candidacy for the first round of 2013. In March 2013, Michelle Bachelet announced her resignation to UN Women in order to return to Chile.
Clifford Leaman is an American classical saxophonist and is an associate dean and professor of saxophone at the School of Music of the University of South Carolina In January 2008, Leaman performed upon invitation at the 31st International Saxophone Symposium with the United States Navy Band. Dr. Leaman hosted the North American Saxophone Alliance in April 2008. Dr. Leaman was the Music Division co-chair for the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and served as editor of reviews for the Saxophone Symposium, the North American Saxophone Alliance's annual publication. Leaman has performed and given clinics across the globe, his teachers included David Bilger. B. S. in music education, Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania, M. M. in woodwind instrument performance, University of Michigan and an A. Mus. D. in saxophone performance, University of Michigan He served on the faculties of Furman University, Eastern Michigan University, the University of Michigan prior to his appointment at the University of South Carolina.
Notable students include Connie Frigo, Adam Estes, Robert Young, Ian Jeffress, Matthew Younglove, Andrew J. Allen, Sheldon Johnson, Neal Postma, Po-Fang Chang, Robert Gardiner. An avid supporter of contemporary music, he has commissioned and given the world premiere performances of numerous pieces and is the editor of new music reviews for the Saxophone Symposium. Leaman is an artist-clinician for Inc.. Dr. Leaman has performed as a soloist and clinician throughout the United States, Italy and China, where he was a featured guest artist for the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Yantai International Winds Art Festival and the 2005 Xi’an International Arts Festival. Leaman is featured on a variety of recordings of solo and chamber works for Redwood Records, CRS, the University of Arizona Recordings. Henry Brant's Concerto for Saxophone with Nine Instruments and Ernst Pepping's Suite für Trompete, und Posaune. Ambassador Duo"Since their debut at the 1990 Southwest Contemporary Music Festival and Conference in San Marcos, The Ambassador Duo has been active as a duo performing and giving clinics at numerous colleges and concert venues throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Italy and China.
Their repertoire covers a wide range of musical styles, from Baroque transcriptions to the most recent avant-garde works for saxophone and piano. The Ambassador Duo has inspired and commissioned many new works for saxophone and piano, including three of the works on this recording." Dr. Leaman, in collaboration with pianist Derek Parsons, formed the Ambassador Duo in 1990. Dr. Leaman has released three compact discs in collaboration with pianist Derek Parsons for the Equilibrium label; these include: Brilliance: Features the works of Leslie Bassett, William Bolcom, John Anthony Lennon, Mark Kilstofte and Ida Gotkovsky. Excursions: Features the works of Paul Maurice, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Robert Schumann, Bernhard Heiden, Ralph Vaughan Williams. Illuminations: Features, among others, three works that were written for the duo. Rosewind DuoFormed in 2005, the RoseWind Duo consists of Scott Herring and Clifford Leaman, saxophones, they have given numerous performances and clinics at universities across the country, including appearances at Northwestern University, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, the University of Tennessee, the University of Southern Mississippi.
They have been invited to perform at many professional conferences, including the 2007 NASA Region 7 Conference in Greensboro, NC, the 2007 South Carolina Music Teachers Association State Conference, the 2007 International Navy Band Saxophone Symposium and the 2008 Biennial Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance. In May 2010, RoseWind traveled to Spain for two weeks of concerts and clinics. Stops on this tour included Zaragossa and Barcelona Spain, Strasbourg and Paris France. In December 2010, the duo traveled to Beijing China as featured artists for The First International Wind and Percussion Festival held at the Beijing Central Conservatory. Most the duo returned to Yantai, China for a concert at the Yantai Arts Center and five days of masterclasses and clinics with students from the Yantai Arts School and various parts of Shandong Province. T'he RoseWind Duo's first CD, Release, is now available from Equilibrium Records, on iTunes, Amazon Music; this recording features premiere recordings of new music for Marimba.