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Las Vegas

Las Vegas the City of Las Vegas and known as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County. The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known for its gambling, fine dining and nightlife; the Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial and cultural center for Nevada. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, is famous for its mega casino-hotels and associated activities, it is a top three destination in the United States for business conventions and a global leader in the hospitality industry, claiming more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world. Today, Las Vegas annually ranks as one of the world's most visited tourist destinations; the city's tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of "Sin City", has made Las Vegas a popular setting for literature, television programs, music videos.

Las Vegas was settled in 1905 and incorporated in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, it was the most populated American city founded within that century. Population growth has accelerated since the 1960s, between 1990 and 2000 the population nearly doubled, increasing by 85.2%. Rapid growth has continued into the 21st century, according to estimates from the U. S. Census Bureau, the city had 648,224 residents in 2018, with a metropolitan population of 2,227,053; as with most major metropolitan areas, the name of the primary city is used to describe areas beyond official city limits. In the case of Las Vegas, this applies to the areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip, located within the unincorporated communities of Paradise and Winchester; the earliest visitors to the Las Vegas area were nomadic Paleo-Indians, who traveled there 10,000 years ago, leaving behind petroglyphs. Anasazi and Paiute tribes followed at least 2,000 years ago. A young Mexican scout named Rafael Rivera is credited as the first non-Native American to encounter the valley, in 1829.

Trader Antonio Armijo led a 60-man party along the Spanish Trail to Los Angeles, California in 1829. The area was named Las Vegas, Spanish for "the meadows," as it featured abundant wild grasses, as well as the desert spring waters needed by westward travelers; the year 1844 marked the arrival of John C. Frémont, whose writings helped lure pioneers to the area. Downtown Las Vegas's Fremont Street is named after him. Eleven years members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chose Las Vegas as the site to build a fort halfway between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, where they would travel to gather supplies; the fort was abandoned several years afterward. The remainder of this Old Mormon Fort can still be seen at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue. Las Vegas was founded as a city in 1905, when 110 acres of land adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks were auctioned in what would become the downtown area. In 1911, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city.

1931 was a pivotal year for Las Vegas. At that time, Nevada legalized casino gambling and reduced residency requirements for divorce to six weeks; this year witnessed the beginning of construction on nearby Hoover Dam. The influx of construction workers and their families helped Las Vegas avoid economic calamity during the Great Depression; the construction work was completed in 1935. In late 1941, the Las Vegas Army Airfield Gunnery School was established. Now known as Nellis Air Force Base, it is home to the United States Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatic team. Following World War II, lavishly decorated hotels, gambling casinos, big-name entertainment became synonymous with Las Vegas. In 1951, nuclear weapons testing began at the Nevada Test Site, 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. During this time, the city was nicknamed the "Atomic City". Residents and visitors were able to witness the mushroom clouds until 1963, when the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty required that nuclear tests be moved underground.

In 1955, the Moulin Rouge Hotel opened and became the first racially integrated casino-hotel in Las Vegas. The iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign, which has never been located within municipal limits, was created in 1959 by Betty Willis. During the 1960s, corporations and business tycoons such as Howard Hughes were building and buying hotel-casino properties. Gambling was referred to as "gaming"; the year 1995 marked the opening of the Fremont Street Experience, in Las Vegas's downtown area. This canopied five-block area features 12.5 million LED lights and 550,000 watts of sound from dusk until midnight during shows held at the top of each hour. Due to the realization of many revitalization efforts, 2012 was dubbed "The Year of Downtown." Projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars made their debut at this time, including the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, the DISCOVERY Children's Museum, the Mob Museum, the Neon Museum, a new City Hall complex, renovations for a new corporate headquarters in the old City Hall building.

Las Vegas is situated within Clark County, in a basin on the floor of the Mojave Desert, is surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides. Much of the landscape is arid, with desert vegetation and wildlife, it can be subjected to torrential flash floods, although much has been done to mitigate the effects of fla


Rockline was a nationally syndicated radio interview program hosted by Bob Coburn, broadcast live via satellite every Monday and Wednesday night from 8:30pm-10pm PT to radio stations in the United States. Founded in 1981, it was considered to be the uninterrupted program in rock history; the main guests interviewed on the program were various musical artists of the rock genre, including both active rock artists and classic rock artists. The primary feature of the program was the ability for listeners to call live and ask questions to the guests. Several of the shows were live performances. Rockline started in 1981 with a weekly format on Monday nights, Monday being chosen because at the time most bands did not play on Mondays; the first guests on the show were Joe Walsh of the Eagles and Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers, on May 4, 1981. The show originated in Los Angeles from the ABC Studios in New York City. In the early 1990s, a TV show called, it kept the same call-in format. In June 1998, AMFM Radio Networks purchased Rockline, among other programs, from the Global Satellite Network.

Under the ownership of AMFM, the show expanded to two nights a week and Wednesdays, on January 1, 1999. In August 2000, AMFM was merged into Premiere Radio Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications. Two years in November 2002, Premiere announced that 15 programs were being cut from their roster, including Rockline. Shortly thereafter, in January 2003, host Bob Coburn purchased the show from Premiere; that same year, in November, Crystal Media Networks began syndicating the show. November 2008 saw a change in syndicator when Dial Global picked up Rockline, while Bob Coburn continued to be the host. On November 20, 2014, Coburn announced that Rockline would have its final broadcast on December 22, 2014. In a statement released by syndicator, Westwood One, Coburn noted that "the world has changed from an innovative, unique idea back in 1981 to one of near constant exposure for artists in 2014. With the Internet, Twitter accounts, hundreds of television channels and a more sophisticated press, artists are now at the fingertips of their fans.'Rockline' is no longer the invaluable tool to connect fans with their Rock & Roll heroes, it has become but one of many…Now is the time to pass the mantle."

The original host for six months was B. Mitchel Reed. Following that, Coburn was the lone host until the early 1990s. Following his departure, there were three full-time hosts, Steve Downes, Beau Rials and Riki Rachtman, until March 10, 1997 when Coburn returned. Coburn died of lung cancer on December 17, 2016, at age 68. Two major "hold-out" guests who never appeared on the show were Eric Clapton. Axl Rose and Slash made their last interview together, on Rockline; the two guests who appeared the most are Rush. Notable non-musical guests include Governor of Arkansas Bill Clinton with running mate, then-United States Senator from Tennessee Al Gore during their presidential campaign in 1992. There was a Rockline that began in 1982 by a group of radio guys and record company executives, one of whom became a co-founder of MTV; this 2nd Rockline was the first electronic bulletin board in the Rock genre, it offered rock musician interviews, band news, album reviews, concert information and ticket prices, major record label releases for the week, artist discographies, film reviews, TV show reviews, musician job referrals and MTV and FM radio station playlists.

Rockline was the first rock show online, on the internet, it was transmitted to the national public via CompuServe. The terminal program was PC-Talk III. Official Rockline website at the Wayback Machine Rockline Encore page at the KLOS web site

Mom + Pop Music

Mom + Pop Music is a New York City-based independent record label whose current roster includes Courtney Barnett, Tom Morello, Tash Sultana, Sunflower Bean, Beach Bunny and more. Founder and president Michael Goldstone launched the label in the summer of 2008, with the help of Q Prime Management owners Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch. In 2009, Thaddeus Rudd joined the label as Goldstone's co-president. According to Goldstone, "Our ambition for Mom + Pop has been and always will be to build a collaborative label with transparency and sincere respect for our artists’ creative controls."Mom + Pop first opened its doors in Times Square, across from the Brill Building. In 2013, the company moved its New York City office to Manhattan's NoMad district, just north of Madison Square Park and the Flatiron Building. Between its New York City and Los Angeles offices, Mom + Pop employs 15 people, ranging in responsibilities from A&R to digital marketing and design. Mom + Pop's roster includes Grammy Award-nominee and ARIA Award-winner Courtney Barnett, Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave co-founder/guitarist Tom Morello, APRA Award-nominee and ARIA Award-winner Tash Sultana, R&B singer-songwriter Alina Baraz, German-Canadian-English singer-songwriter Alice Merton, Bangladeshi-American producer Jai Wolf, indie rock trio Sunflower Bean, among others.

The label's first two signings were An Horse and Joshua Radin, but Mom + Pop would go on to sign a diverse array of artists, including Tokyo Police Club, Freelance Whales, Sleigh Bells, Ingrid Michaelson, Andrew Bird. Over the years, they continued to grow, bringing on Lucius, FIDLAR, Poliça, Neon Indian, Jagwar Ma. Goldstone and Rudd signed Flume in 2012, followed by Courtney Barnett in 2014. Flume went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Electronic Album, Courtney Barnett ended 2016 with a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. In 2017, Mom + Pop signed Alice Merton to bring her music to the United States, after topping charts in Germany. Alice Merton Alina Baraz Ashe Bayonne Beach Bunny Caamp Courtney Barnett FIDLAR FKJ Hinds Hotel Garuda Jai Wolf Lucius Porter Robinson Raffaella Sleater-Kinney Sunflower Bean Tash Sultana Tom Morello Tycho An Horse Andrew Bird Animal Kingdom Cloud Nothings DMA's EL EL Flume Freelance Whales Hunters Ingrid Michaelson Jagwar Ma The Jezabels Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Joshua Radin Kindness Lady Lamb Metric Mikhael Paskalev MNDR Neon Indian Poliça Sleeper Agent Sleigh Bells Smith Westerns Tei Shi Tired Pony Tokyo Police Club White Sea Wild Cub Wavves List of record labels Official website

Epsilon Coronae Australis

Epsilon Coronae Australis, is a star system located in the constellation Corona Australis. Varying in brightness between apparent magnitudes of 4.74 to 5 over 14 hours, it is the brightest W Ursae Majoris variable in the night sky. Nicolas Louis de Lacaille gave Epsilon Coronae Australis its Bayer designation, it is known as HR 7152, HD 175813. Epsilon Coronae Australis is an F4V dwarf star with an effective temperature of 6000 Kelvin, it ranges between apparent magnitudes of 4.74 to 5 over 14 hours, an absolute magnitude of +2.45, a mass of 1.1 solar masses. Epsilon Coronae Australis is a W Ursae Majoris variable, indicating that it has a contact companion within the Roche Limit of the primary; the star is located at a distance of 30 pc from the Sun. Yildiz and colleagues estimated the age of the system at 2.83 ± 0.28 billion years based on study of the properties of the system and estimated rate of mass transfer. They found the current masses of the primary and secondary to be 1.72 ± 0.04 and 0.22 ± 0.02 solar masses from their original masses of 1.06 ± 0.03 and 2.18 ± 0.06 solar masses

Lesley Joseph

Lesley Diana Joseph is an English actress and broadcaster, best known for playing Dorien Green in the television sitcom Birds of a Feather from 1989 to 1998, again from 2014-2017. Other television credits include Night and Day, her stage roles include UK touring productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Calendar Girls and Annie. In 2018, she was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, for the original West End production of Young Frankenstein. Joseph grew up in Kingsthorpe, Northampton, she studied at Northampton school for girls. Joseph's mother, Rebecca Mundy, was born in May 1912 and died in March 2016, aged 103. In May 1973, Joseph appeared in Godspell at the Pavilion Bournemouth. Joseph starred in Cinderella at Theatre Royal, Plymouth in 2008 and the Orchard Theatre in Dartford in 2009, starred as Myra Wilson in the UK Tour of Hot Flush!. In 2014, Hot Flush! Embarked on its third UK tour. From 4 December 2010 to 22 January 2011, she appeared at The Grand Opera House, Belfast as the Wicked Queen in the pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

In the summer of 2011, Joseph appeared as Chris in the stage show Calendar Girls, based on the film of the same name. In 2014/15, she appeared at the Theatre Royal Nottingham as the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In 2015, she appeared as Miss Hannigan in the stage production of Annie at certain venues, sharing the role with Jodie Prenger and Elaine C Smith she starred as the fairy godmother in Cinderella at the cliffs pavilion. In 2016/17, she starred in the Seven Dwarfs at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth. Joseph portrayed Frau Blucher in the West End production of Young Frankenstein. From 1989 to 1998, Joseph played Dorien Green in the sitcom Birds of a Feather which, at the time, aired on the BBC In December 2011, it was confirmed that Joseph would reunite with fellow Birds of a Feather cast members, Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke, for a theatre adaptation of the series; the trio toured the United Kingdom from May to July 2012. A new series of Birds of a Feather was filmed after the rights had been acquired by ITV.

The new series began airing on 2 January 2014 for eight episodes. In March, it was confirmed. Following this, a third series was commissioned, aired in early 2016, it is unknown when recording will begin for a fourth series, when it will air but Joseph stated in an interview that it will not be this year due to her busy work schedule but it's possible that it could return at a point. To celebrate the return of Birds of a Feather, Joseph and Robson appeared as guest panellists on Loose Women on 16 January 2014. Joseph starred in the ITV soap Night and Day from 2001 to 2003 playing the show's resident bitch, Rachel Culgrin. In 2002, Joseph appeared on a special edition of What Not to Wear, where she was given a makeover by Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine. In 2004, she starred in The Vagina Monologues opposite Mica Paris. Since 2009, she has been a regular newspaper reviewer on This Morning, she appeared in the 2014 series Secrets of the Asylum, a two-part series for ITV. In 2015, Joseph took part in ITV's celebrity sheep beginning on 30 July.

In 2014, Joseph appeared with Forrest Dunbar on ITV2's Freshers: A Year On. She makes. On 22 August 2016, it was announced that Joseph would take part in the fourteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, she was partnered with Anton du Beke. In their first week, the couple scored 23 points for their waltz to "What'll I Do", in week two, 26 for their cha-cha-cha to "Perhaps, Perhaps", in week three, 27 for their quickstep for "A Couple of Swells" from Easter Parade and in week four, 31 for their Charleston to "Won't You Charleston with Me?" from The Boy Friend. The couple left the series in week five, after scoring 24 for their tango to "Whatever Lola Wants". Joseph began a radio show in 2008 on BBC London 94.9 with Christopher Biggins, airing every Sunday between 9 am to 12 noon. Biggins left the show after a few months, she stands in for Vanessa Feltz on her weekday morning talk when Feltz is on holiday. Joseph is Jewish, she supports lives in Hampstead, northwest London. She has two children: a son, a daughter, Elizabeth.

TelevisionGuest appearances Stage Lesley Joseph on IMDb

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1982

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1982, adopted unanimously on May 17, 2011, after recalling all previous resolutions on the situation in Sudan, the Council extended the mandate of an expert panel monitoring the arms embargo and other sanctions against the country until February 19, 2012. The Security Council recalled a report by the expert panel and determined the situation in Sudan to remain a threat to international peace and security in the region. Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council reaffirmed the importance of measures set out in previous resolutions, including Resolution 1945, it decided to extend the mandate of the expert panel–established in Resolution 1591 –monitoring sanctions against Sudan, including an arms embargo, until February 19, 2012. The panel was required to provide a report to the Council 30 days before the end of its mandate. African UnionUnited Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1901 to 2000 Second Sudanese Civil War War in Darfur Text of the Resolution at