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Land of the Midnight Sun (album)

Land of the Midnight Sun is the debut album by jazz fusion guitarist Al Di Meola, released in 1976. All tracks are written by Al Di Meola except. Al Di Meola – guitars, percussion, vocals Chick Coreapiano, marimba Barry Mileskeyboards, synthesizer Stanley Clarkebass guitar, vocals Anthony Jackson – bass guitar Jaco Pastorius – bass guitar Steve Gadddrums Alphonse Mouzon – drums Lenny White – drums Mingo Lewis – percussion Patty Buyukas – vocals

4183 Cuno

4183 Cuno, provisional designation 1959 LM, is an eccentric, rare-type asteroid, classified as near-Earth object and hazardous asteroid of the Apollo group, measures 4 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 5 June 1959, by German astronomer Cuno Hoffmeister at Boyden Observatory in Bloemfontein, South Africa, named in the discoverer's honor. Cuno orbits the Sun at a distance of 0.7 -- 3.2 AU once 9 months. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.63 and an inclination of 7° with respect to the ecliptic. The body's observation arc begins with its identification as 1986 VT7, the first used observation made at Palomar Observatory in 1986 27 years after its official discovery observation at Boyden; the asteroid has an Earth minimum orbital intersection distance of 0.0283 AU, which translates into 11 lunar distances. Cuno approaches the Earth to within 40 million kilometers six times in the 21st century. On 20 May 2012, it made its closest Earth approach at a distance of 0.122 AU. It will not make a closer approach until 2093 when it will pass Earth at 0.084 AU.

Due to its eccentric orbit, it is a Mars and Venus-crosser. Cuno is a stony S-type asteroid; as it has a reflective surface, composed of a mixture different silicates and iron, Cuno has been characterized as a rare Q-type asteroid by the 1-meter Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope on La Palma, Pan-STARRS' large-scale magnitude survey, NASA IRTF telescope. On the SMASS taxonomic scheme, Cuno is a transitional group between the S and Q types. Several rotational lightcurves were obtained by Czech astronomer Petr Pravec and American astronomer Brian Warner between 1998 and 2014. Lightcurve analysis gave a rotation period of 3.56 hours with a high brightness amplitude between 0.47 and 0.83 in magnitude, indicating that the body has a non-spheroidal shape. In December 2000, Cuno was analysed by radar to determine its shape; the resultant images are lacking in detail, but indicate a rough sphere with some kind of concave depression 1–2 km in diameter. Following the space-based surveys carried out by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the NEOWISE mission of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, Cuno has an albedo between 0.097 and 0.36, a diameter between 2.945 and 5.618 kilometers.

The Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link assumes a standard albedo for the stony asteroid of 0.20 and calculates a diameter of 3.9 kilometer with an absolute magnitude of 14.4, as the higher the body's albedo, the lower its diameter at a constant absolute magnitude. This minor planet was named after its discoverer, Cuno Hoffmeister, according to the established practice to name near-Earth asteroids with a four-letter masculine name; the central main-belt asteroid 1726 Hoffmeister, namesake of the Hofmeister family, is named after the discoverer. The official naming citation was published on 28 May 1991. Asteroid Lightcurve Database, query form Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Google books Asteroids and comets rotation curves, CdR – Observatoire de Genève, Raoul Behrend Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets - – Minor Planet Center 4183 Cuno at NeoDyS-2, Near Earth Objects—Dynamic Site Ephemeris · Obs prediction · Orbital info · MOID · Proper elements · Obs info · Close · Physical info · NEOCC 4183 Cuno at the JPL Small-Body Database Close approach · Discovery · Ephemeris · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters


KLTJ, virtual channel 22, is a Daystar owned-and-operated television station serving Houston, United States, licensed to Galveston. The station is owned by Word of a subsidiary of the Daystar Television Network. KLTJ's offices are located on Gemini Avenue in Clear Lake, its transmitter is located near Missouri City, in unincorporated northeastern Fort Bend County, it is operated separately from low-power sister station KDHU-LD in Houston. The station was licensed to Galveston Educational TV, Inc. under the call sign KUYA. On July 20, 1989, Eldred Thomas moved the KLTJ religious programming inventory and call sign from channel 57 to channel 22 to take advantage of an improved coverage area. Before moving the call letters to Houston, Thomas owned KLTJ in Dallas from 1983 to 1987. KLTJ discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 22, 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 23, using PSIP to display KLTJ's virtual channel as 22 on digital television receivers. Query the FCC's TV station database for KLTJ BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KLTJ-TV

The Empty Chair (song)

"The Empty Chair" is a song recorded by English singer-songwriter Sting. Co-written by Sting and American record producer J. Ralph, the song was released as the lead single from the soundtrack album of 2016 documentary film Jim: The James Foley Story."The Empty Chair" was nominated for the 2017 Academy Award in the Best Original Song category. Both Sting and J. Ralph have received nominations in the same category. Sting recorded a separate version of the song with a guitar, instead of piano, for his studio album 57th & 9th; the song is written for the film Jim: The James Foley Story which tells the life story of American photojournalist James "Jim" Foley, kidnapped in Syria and subsequently beheaded by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Sting, who wrote the song with J. Ralph, discussed the inspiration behind "The Empty Chair" during an interview with Billboard: Sting performed a solo acoustic guitar version of "The Empty Chair" during the 89th Academy Awards ceremony aired live on February 26, 2017.

Sting sang the song in November 2016 at Bataclan, a theatre in Paris, in an exclusive concert to commemorate the 2015 terrorist attack. "The Empty Chair" at "The Empty Chair" on YouTube Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Madge Syers

Florence Madeline "Madge" Syers was a British figure skater. She became the first woman to compete at the World Figure Skating Championships in 1902 by entering what was an all-male event and won the silver medal, which prompted the International Skating Union to create a separate ladies' championship. Syers was the winner of the first two ladies' events in 1906 and 1907, went on to become the Olympic champion at the 1908 Olympics, the first Olympic Games to include figure skating, she competed as a pairs skater with her husband Edgar Syers, winning the bronze medal at the 1908 Olympics. Florence Madeline Cave was born on 16 September 1881 in Kensington, one of 15 children of Edward Jarvis Cave, a builder, his wife Elizabeth Ann, she was a proficient figure skater, as well as equestrienne. Madge became a regular at the Prince's Skating Club in Knightsbridge, formed in 1896 and was popular with aristocratic society in London. In 1899 Madge met her future husband Edgar Syers, a figure skater and coach, 18 years her senior.

Edgar was an exponent of the international skating style, freer and less rigid than the traditional English style, encouraged Madge to adopt this style. Madge and Edgar completed together in pairs skating events, in 1900 finished second in one of the first international pairs events, staged in Berlin, they married in June of that year. The Syers co-authored The Book of Winter Sports in 1908; the World Figure Skating Championships, first contested in 1896, was regarded as an all-male event since competitive skating was viewed as a male activity, but there was no regulation barring women, enabling Syers to enter and compete at the 1902 Championships in London. She won the silver medal behind Ulrich Salchow, reputedly so impressed with her challenge that he offered her his gold medal. T. D. Richardson wrote: "Rumour, nay more than rumour – a good deal of expert opinion – thought she should have won."Syers' entry into the World Championships prompted the ISU to discuss the subject of women competing against men at their next Congress in 1903.

The concerns raised. The Congress voted six to three in favour of barring women from the championships. Syers continued to compete elsewhere, in 1903 won the inaugural British Figure Skating Championships, which began as a mixed competition, she won again the following year. She entered the 1904 European Championships but withdrew due to injury after the first stage of the competition, the compulsory figures; the 1905 ISU Congress established a separate ladies' event, supported by strong lobbying from the National Ice Skating Association. The event was known at the time as the Ladies' Championship of the ISU rather than a World Championship, was staged at a different date and location from the men's event. Syers won the inaugural event held in Davos, Switzerland in 1906, finishing first in a field of five competitors, she won her second title in Vienna at the 1907 Championships. The 1908 Summer Olympics in London were the first Games to include figure skating events in the programme, which were staged in October at the Prince's Club.

Syers entered both the pairs with Edgar. In the ladies' event, Syers comfortably won the compulsory figures section, with all five judges placing her first; the official report of the Games described her as "in a class by herself" and stated that "the wonderful accuracy of her figures, combined with perfect carriage and movement, was the chief feature of the morning's skating." In the free skating, the report described her as having "excelled in rhythm and time-keeping, her dance steps, pirouettes, &c. were skated without a fault." She won the title. In the pairs event Syers and Edgar won the bronze medal. Syers retired from competitive skating after the Olympics due to fading health, she and Edgar co-authored a second book together, The Art of Skating, published in 1913. She died of heart failure caused by acute endocarditis on 9 September 1917 at her home in Weybridge, aged 35. Syers was elected to the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1981

Richard Henry Dana Branch

Richard Henry Dana Branch, named after Richard Henry Dana, Jr and known as the Cypress Park Branch, is a former branch library of the Los Angeles Public Library located in the Cypress Park, Los Angeles, California section of Los Angeles, California. The Georgian Revival style building was built in 1926 based on a design by architect Harry S. Bent. In 1987, the Richard Henry Dana Branch and several other branch libraries in Los Angeles were added to the National Register of Historic Places as part of a thematic group submission; the application noted that the branch libraries had been constructed in a variety of period revival styles to house the initial branch library system of the City of Los Angeles. With respect to the Dana Branch, the application described the building as a charming one-story New England Colonial Revival Style building, it is designed in an L-plan with a high-pitched gable roof. The portico features paired wood paneled doors with an arched canopy supported by paneled posts.

It was creamy green with a deep green roof. In 2001, ground was broken for the construction of a new branch library in Cypress Park; the new branch, with 35,000 books, several computer stations and a community meeting room, is three times larger than the schoolhouse-type library branch on Pepper Avenue that served Cypress Park since 1927. There were plans to use the old branch as a senior citizens center; the old library reopened as a community center on December 14, 2015. It has been renamed as The Cypress Park Club House List of Registered Historic Places in Los Angeles Los Angeles Public Library History of Richard Henry Dana - Cypress Park Branch Library, 1912-1930 "History of the Richard Henry Dana Library" Oct. 1, 1929 History of Richard Henry Dana Branch,1912-1936 "Citizens group formed to fight for library" GREEN SHEET, ca. 1941 "Moving of Dana Library delayed" TRANSPORTATION UNION NEWS Jul. 26, 1941