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Lake Hartwell

Lake Hartwell is a man-made reservoir bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah and Seneca Rivers. Lake Hartwell is one of the southeast's most popular recreation lakes; the lake is created by Hartwell Dam located on the Savannah River seven miles below the point at which the Tugaloo and Seneca Rivers join to form the Savannah. Extending 49 miles up the Tugaloo and 45 miles up the Seneca at normal pool elevation, the lake comprises nearly 56,000 acres of water with a shoreline of 962 miles; the entire Hartwell "Project" contains 76,450 acres of water. I-85 bisects Hartwell Lake and makes the area accessible to visitors; the Flood Control Act of 17 May 1950 authorized the Hartwell Dam and Reservoir as the second unit in the comprehensive development of the Savannah River Basin. The estimated cost was $68.4 million based on preliminary designs. The original project provided for a gravity-type concrete dam 2,415 feet long with earth embankments at either end, which would be 6,050 feet long on the Georgia side and 3,935 feet long on the South Carolina side.

The 12,400 foot long dam was to be topped with a roadway 24 feet wide. The main dam was to consist of two non-overflow concrete sections on the right and left banks 887 feet and 940 feet long, respectively. Full power pool was designed to be 660 feet above mean sea level. At this elevation, the reservoir would extend 7.1 miles up the Savannah River to the confluence of the Tugaloo and Seneca Rivers. The reservoir would cover 56,500 acres and would involve the relocation of 3 sections of railroad totaling 2 miles, the raising of 2 railroad bridges, construction of 6 sections of new state high- ways totaling 19.6 miles and 9 sections of county roads totaling 12.7 miles, the construction of 9 new bridges and the raising of 4 existing bridges, the relocation of 2 power transmission lines. Construction of the Hartwell project took place from 1955 and was completed in 1963, and construction of the dam started in 1955 and was finished in 1959. Lake Hartwell is named for the American Revolutionary War figure Nancy Hart.

Nancy Hart lived in the Georgia frontier, it was her devotion to freedom that has helped make her name commonplace in the Georgia upcountry. A county, lake, state park and highway among others, bear her name; the Droughts and water levels of Lake Hartwell: 1989 was the first year the lake hit a level 3 dropping to its lowest level during the drought that year. 2008 was the second time the lake hit a level 3. In the year of 2008, due to severe drought in the southeastern United States, the lake dropped to over 22 feet below its normal water level in December 2008; this revealed old highways that were underwater, exposed islands that are topped with buoys to warn boaters, left some boat shells sitting on dry land. The Lake reached it lowest level, 637.49 feet, on December 9, 2008. The highest lake elevation was 665.4 feet, reached on April 8, 1964. Overall the average lake elevation is 657.5 feet. As of the first of October 2010, the lake was back up to just over 654 feet; this rebound in lake level is due to releases from the lake being suspended for a month ending April 10, 2009 in an effort to return Lake Hartwell to normal elevations.

The area around Lake Hartwell has a rich history, much of the land seized from the Cherokee Indians and colonized by early settlers. Many streams and recreation areas have been named after these early settlers. Issaqueena, a young indigenous maiden who rode to Fort Ninety-Six to warn settlers of an attack named some streams. Along her journey, she marked her travel by naming streams that she encountered for the number of miles she had covered. Issaqueena named Six-Mile, Twelve-Mile, Three-and-Twenty Mile and Six-and-Twenty Mile creeks, which are still a part of the lake today. Other historic figures that lived around this area were Andrew Pickens and John C. Calhoun, both statesmen from South Carolina. William Bartram traveled the area recording vegetation types and plant species; the first challenge was in August 1956 when Mrs. Eliza Brock and her daughter refused to allow workmen to come on their property to begin clearing for the reservoir area; this involved 103 acres of land that the government gained ownership of in June 1956.

Mrs. Brock never received the offer for her land therefore refusing to allow them on her property. After delaying construction and after an October 1956 federal ruling, Mrs. Brock settled on $6,850 for her property; the next challenge took place in late 1956 when Clemson College objected to the damage that would be done to its property as a result of the impounded water in the reservoir, including plans that would flood Memorial Stadium. After countless meetings Clemson settled on an agreement where two diversion dams would be built in the vicinity of Clemson College and rechannel the Seneca River. Since its construction, Hartwell Reservoir has provided good fishing habitat for many species. Bream, smallmouth bass and largemouth bass are occurring species in the lake, with quality fishing available for those species; the most popular fishing on Lake Hartwell, has be

Nandu Bhende

Nandu Bhende was an Indian singer and actor. Sadanand Bhende was the son of Dr Asha Bhende, he was a theater artist, music composer, music producer. He was one of the pioneers of rock music in India. Bhende sang with 1970s bands such as Velvette Fogg, Brief Encounter and Savage Encounter, he went on to perform the roles of Judas in Alyque Padamsee's production of Jesus Christ Superstar and the role of Jesus in the Bangalore version of the same opera. He was a playback singer in Bollywood films, his most famous work being in the 1982 musical “Disco Dancer”, for which he received a Gold Disc, his maternal uncle was the noted Indian Jewish poet Nissim Ezekiel. He died on 11 April 2014 at Mumbai, he performed with various bands like Savage Encounter, The Brief Encounter, Velvette Fogg, Nandu Bhende Rock Revue, etc. His last venture was Nandu Bhende Encounter: Last performed on 27 March 2014 at High Street Phoenix, Mumbai @ Tribute to The Beatles. Nandu's performance in "Superstar" as Judas made Dr Jabbar Patel cast him as "Mack the Knife" in "Teen Paischacha Tamasha", a Marathi Musical version of Brecht's "Three Penny Opera".

This musical adapted by P. L. Deshpande went on to perform over 200 shows and is still remembered for its path-breaking music score, composed by Nandu. Playing the title role of the deaf and blind boy in the Indian production of Pete Townsend's "Tommy" followed in 1982 for which Nandu scored the music, adding a couple of original compositions. Nandu sang and acted the main role in the BPL—Best of Theatre—series sponsored "Jaya" to great critical acclaim; this was India's first original Rock Opera and was performed in grand style with a cast of over 40 people. Nandu has produced numerous Theater productions which have gone to stage thousands of shows throughout the country; some of them are "The Fantastiks", "Double Trouble", "Hanky Panky", "Rashoman", "The Yours and Ours Show" etc. Jesus Christ Superstar, as Judas. Jesus Christ Superstar, as Jesus. Teen Paischacha Tamasha, as Ankush. Jaya as Yudhishtra The Fantastiks, as El Gallo Tommy Casanova Double Trouble, Hanky Panky, The Yours and Ours Show, Bhende sang playback for Hindi films for music directors such as R.

D. Burman, Laxmikant Pyarelal and Bappi Lahiri for whose film "Disco Dancer" Nandu went on to fetch a Gold Disc. In 1980 Nandu teamed up with Music India to produce the successful dance albums "Disco Duniya" and" Disco Nasha". HMV snapped up Nandu in 1986 and two lively disco albums followed "Disco Zamana" and Disco Mazaa". Nandu went on to record his first English album for HMV "GET ORGANIZED" which featured his original compositions as well as a few songs from a collection specially written for him by the Sahitya Academy Award-winning internationally acclaimed poet Nissim Ezekiel; the Hindi Pop Album "TERE LIYE" followed soon after. In 1997, the recording company released "Aaa Jaane Jaa", a Remix album with Nandu Bhende. In 2001, Nandu released this time for Universal and in Marathi, it became a big hit among the youth of Maharashtra. These films include: Disco Dancer Chamatkar Zakhm Shankara Bharanam Shiva Ka Insaaf, Disco Vavtal Aaa Jaane Jaa Disco Duniya Disco Mazaa Disco Nasha Disco Zamana GET ORGANIZED Kaun Hai Woh Sensations Spicy Mango-Raapchick Remix TERE LIYE Cats Chamatkar Chandrakanta" Daayre Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai Kohra Maal hai to taal hain Mang Hai Rangachari Memsaab, Parakh Chunav Chunauti 98 Tanha Yeh Hai Raaz Rang Hai Rangachari Yeh Hai Raaz David Sassoon, The great philanthropist" for ORT INDIA Rock...the alternate years Nandu Bhende on IMDb

Alfredo Luxoro

Alfredo Luxoro was an Italian painter of landscapes and orientalist themes. Born in Genoa, he was the son of Tammar, a professor of landscape painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Genoa, he was influenced by the painters of the School of Rivara. He displayed one of his first works, Al mare, at the Florentine Mostra of 1877, the next year at the Genoese Promotrice, Fra gli scogli di Quinto. In 1889 at Turin, he exhibited Le sue A prua e A poppa. In 1881 at Milan, he exhibited a seascape. In 1883 in Rome, he exhibited Alla marina, he painted Spes, a genre work of melancholy depicting a woman sitting by the seashore. At the same exhibition he displayed, he painted portraits including that of the painter Niccolo Barabino. He painted frescoes in the parish church of Carcare, for the Chamber of Commerce and the Prefecture of Genoa. In 1899, upon the death of his father, he assumed direction of the teaching of landscape painting at the Accademia Ligustica. In 1905, after long delays, the Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art was opened in Genoa by Alfredo, Pica presented it to public on the magazine Emporium.

List of Orientalist artists Orientalism Franco Dioli, Repertorio illustrato dei pittori, degli scultori e dei ceramisti liguri tra'800 e'900 a cura di IDAL800900 Istituto Documentazione Arte Ligure dell'Ottocento e Novecento, De Ferrari Editore, Genova, 2014 www.pittoriliguri.info per notizie e quotazioni a cura di IDAL800900 Istituto Documentazione Arte Ligure dell'Ottocento e Novecento

Arctic alligatorfish

The Arctic alligatorfish is a fish in the family Agonidae. It was described by C. F. Lütken in 1877, it is a marine and brackish-water dwelling fish, known from the Arctic, the northwestern Atlantic and northwestern and northeastern Pacific Ocean, including Canada, Siberia, the Barents Sea, the White Sea, the Kara Sea, the Chukchi Sea, the Bering Sea, the Bering Strait, the Anadyr Gulf. It dwells at a depth range of 7–520 metres, in salinities of 30-35 ppt, leads a benthic lifestyle, inhabiting sand and mud bottoms, it lives in temperatures below 0 °C, but on rare occasions has been found in temperatures of 2-3 °C. Males can reach a maximum total length of 8.6 centimetres. The diet of the Arctic alligatorfish consists of amphipods such as Dyopedos porrectus and Paradulichia typica, bivalves such as Macoma calcarea, ostracods and nemertine worms

Abd al-Rahman ibn Muljam

ʿAbd al-Rahman ibn Muljam al-Murādī was a Khariji known for assassinating Ali, the fourth Caliph of Islam. A number of the Kharijites met in Mecca and discussed the 659 Battle of Nahrawan, at which hundreds of their comrades were killed by forces of Ali, after their defection from Ali's army, they agreed to assassinate three of the leaders of Islam: ibn Muljam was to kill Ali, al-Hujjaj al-Tamimi was to kill Muawiya, Amr ibn Bakr al-Tamimi was to kill'Amr ibn al-'As. The assassination attempts were to occur as the three leaders came to lead morning prayer in their respective cities of Kufa and Fustat; the method was to strike the targets with a sword dipped in poison. On January 26, 661, while praying in the Great Mosque of Kufa, Ali was attacked by Abd al-Rahman ibn Muljam, he was wounded by ibn Muljam's poison-coated sword while prostrating during the Fajr prayer. Medical treatment for Ali was undertaken by a leading physician. Three days Ali's son, Hasan ibn Ali performed the execution of Ibn Muljam.

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Cyber Speedway

Cyber Speedway is a 1995 racing video game developed by NexTech and published by Sega for the Sega Saturn. The game was called Grand Racer, but was renamed to avoid confusion with another early Saturn game, Gale Racer, it is a spiritual sequel to the 1993 computer game CyberRace. The game had different soundtracks depending on the region: one by Nextech's Kohji Hayama in Japan and Europe, another by rock band Bygone Dogs in the United States. Cyber Speedway received mediocre reviews. While critics remarked that the graphics are good and that the two-player split screen mode is a welcome treat given that the Saturn's flagship racer Daytona USA is single-player only, they found fault with the gameplay the hovercraft handling. Rad Automatic of Sega Saturn Magazine argued that the vehicle's lack of traction is an inaccurate depiction of hovercraft physics, while a reviewer for Maximum felt that the hovercraft concept was a poor one to begin with, since hovercraft handle identically on all surfaces, making for "a predictable, tedious ride."

A GamePro critic commented that the game was fun to play but lacked longevity, since all the tracks are easy to master and elements such as the crude cinematics in story mode limit the game's replay appeal. Next Generation reviewed the Saturn version of the game, rating it three stars out of five, stated that "Gran Chaser is good fun, if not all together great." Cyber Speedway at GameFAQs