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Dusky parrot

The dusky parrot or dusky pionus is a medium-sized dark brownish-gray parrot of the genus Pionus in the true parrot family. The dusky parrot is 24 cm long, it has a medium-wide gray eye-ring, a splay of cream-white feathers on its upper neck, a pinkish-red tinge to the belly, red undertail coverts. The remiges and tail are blue, with the latter red at the base. Overall, the dusky parrot is a dark brownish-gray bird; the dusky parrot nests in tree cavities. The eggs are white and there are three or four in a clutch; the female incubates the eggs for about 26 days and the chicks leave the nest about 70 days after hatching. The dusky parrot's natural habitat is humid lowland forest, its range is northern South America, is centered on the Guiana countries, the Guiana Shield, the northeastern Amazon Basin. It is limited on the west in central-eastern Venezuela by avoiding the Orinoco River itself, but living on its eastern side, from near the Caribbean coast to about 1000 km upstream. To the west a small disjunct group lives west of Lake Maracaibo on the Colombia-Venezuela border.

Other limits to dusky parrot's range is northwest Baia de Sao Marcos. South of Guyana in the western Guianas, the range limit of the dusky parrot is in central Roraima state Brazil, they are not known for talking like other parrots. Videos and sounds - Internet Bird Collection Stamps for Suriname with range map - BirdLife International Photo gallery - VIREO Photo - oiseaux

Bishop Court Apartments

Bishop Court Apartments is a historic apartment building in Montreal, Canada. It is located at 1463 Bishop Street, at the corner of De Maisonneuve Boulevard West in Downtown Montreal; the apartment building is three stories, comprises three wings, linked together in a "U" shape around a small interior courtyard. It consisted of six apartments of six rooms per wing, for a total of 18 apartments, it is built in Neo-Tudor style, is reflective of a 15th-century English manor house. Its facade is polychrome Scottish sandstone; the metal grille in the archway entrance was added in the 1970s. The Bishop Court Apartments were built on land, a cricket field; the building was constructed in 1904 for C$50,000. The plans were prepared by Saxe and Archibald for Robert Neville Jr. Charles Jewett Saxe has worked on the Ernest Comier Building, the Montreal Technological Institute, Emmanuel United Church. Between 1953 and 1956, De Maisonneuve Boulevard was widened between Stanley Street and Guy Street to provide more room for automobile traffic.

The adjacent building was demolished, leaving Bishop Court with a blank wall facing De Maisonneuve Boulevard. Concordia University began leasing the building in 1975 to provide offices for its senior administration. Following the threat of its demolition in 1976, the Government of Quebec recognized the facade on Bishop Street, as well as the interior courtyard, as historic sites. Concordia purchased the building in February 1981; the building was renovated extensively in 1975 for C$600,000 to adapt it into offices from residential units. The renovations were controversial at the time, although contributed to preventing the building from being demolished, it was renovated again in 1995. Concordia University sold Bishop Court in 2010 for C$3.2 million

StarStruck (season 2)

The second season of StarStruck premiered on October 11, 2004. The council was formed with Joey de Leon, Christopher de Leon, Louie Ignacio representing it. There were slight changes made in The Council Joyce Bernal; the show was co-hosted by Dingdong Dantes with Jolina Magdangal. The second season of StarStruck was announced once again on GMA Network's variety program, SOP, where the hosts invited teenagers from 14 to 18 years old to audition for the next and new upcoming StarStruck season. Like its first season, much of the auditions were held at the GMA Network's headquarters and at SM Supermalls throughout the Philippines; the show primer aired the untold secrets of the first season's "Final 14" the life they had before and after StarStruck, the changes StarStruck made into their lives. The pilot episode was aired on October 11, 2004. With a new set of Survivors and more rigid tests; the same rules were applied in selecting the Ultimate Survivors. StarStruck is shown only weekdays having Mondays to Thursdays will be tests and Fridays would be the elimination night.

The show held its Final Judgment on February 2004 at the Araneta Coliseum. In the 2nd year of the reality-talent search, Out of thousands who auditioned, only TOP 100 was chosen for the first cut. From TOP 100, it was trimmed down to TOP 60 from TOP 60 to TOP 30, from TOP 30 to the Final 14 finalists; the Final Fourteen Survivors underwent various workshops and trainings in order to develop their personalities and charisma. But, the twist is that every week, two of the Final 14 may have to say goodbye until only four remain; those who were eliminated were dubbed as StarStruck Avengers. The Final Four Survivors will vie for the coveted "Ultimate Male Survivor" and "Ultimate Female Survivor" titles, each of them has received pesos and exclusive contracts from GMA Network; the Runner-up, received pesos each. The StarStruck Avengers received an exclusive contract from the network; when the Final 14 was chosen, they are assigned to different challenges every week that will hone their acting and dancing abilities.

Every Friday, one is meant to leave the competition. From survivor six, there will be two of them who will be eliminated and after the elimination of the two; the Final 4 will be battling with each other on the Final Judgment. People will choose who they want to win the competition by online text voting. 30% of the result will come from the online and text votes and the remaining 70% is from the Council. This season was the first occurrence where a former eliminated contestant returned to the competition, named The Avengers Strikes Back; the Avengers competing with the Survivors are Jelaine Santos, Kevin Santos, Ailyn Luna, Ken Punzalan, Ana David, Chris Martin, Krizzy Jareño and CJ Muere. CJ Muere was eliminated on December 24, 2004, but because of the Strike Back Benj Pacia was replaced by him and returned to the contest through a major twist wherein an StarStruck Avengers will be given the chance to re-enter the contest by emerging with at least fourth-best in cumulative scores among the Survivor Six.

CJ Muere emerged in the Final 4, was reinstated while Benj Pacia was eliminated. Some viewers did not like this twist for it undermined the regulations of the show. Although, the fans of CJ Muere and welcomed his return to the competition and proved to be worthy to be part of the elite Final 4. CJ Muere got the highest Jollibee votes, thus he starred in a Jollibee Commercial; the Final Judgment for the second season dubbed StarStruck: The Final Judgment was held on February 20, 2005 at the Araneta Coliseum Again, the venue was jam-packed of an estimated 12,000 inside and 3,000 outside fans. The opening StarStruck dance number, together with the StarStruck Avengers, they were joined by this season's Final 4 and the StarStruck Graduates from the previous season. Hosted by Dingdong Dantes and Jolina Magdangal with Raymond Gutierrez guest co-hosting the event; the council was formed with Joey de Leon, Christopher de Leon, Louie Ignacio representing it. The Final 4 performs their solo performances.

The female Survivors, LJ Reyes with Rainier Castillo from a dance number by a song of Aryanna’s Bop It performs a dance number with the Abstract dancers and Kids@Work, Ryza Cenon with Mark Herras a dance number by a song of Master P featuring Weebie Krazy’s Rock It performs a dance number with the Abstract dancers and Kids@Work and together with the Manoeuvres. Next the male Survivors, CJ Muere with Yasmien Kurdi a dance number by a song of?’s? Performs a dance number with the Abstract dancers and Kids@Work and Mike Tan with Jennylyn Mercado a dance number by a song of?’s? Performs a dance number with the Abstract dancers and Kids@Work; the StarStruck Avengers performance came in next, in a song and dance medley detailing the journey of the survivors from the audition process, the four International contenders and the elimination of the tenth Avengers for a sing and dance number. Announcement come, Ryza Cenon of Nueva Ecija is the Ultimate Female Survivor and Mike Tan of Rizal is the Ultimate Male Survivor were proclaimed as the Ultimate Survivors and each of them received P1,000,000 pesos each plus exclusive contracts from GMA Network.

While LJ Reyes of Quezon City and CJ Muere of Laguna were proclaimed as the Runner-ups each of them received P250,00

Alderman's 20 Stores in One

Alderman's 20 Stores in One known as The Belk Building, is a historic commercial building located at Manning, Clarendon County, South Carolina. It was built in 1919, is a two-story red brick building or two-part commercial block with a flat roof and parapets; the main façade of the building features a metal entablature supported by brackets and ornamented by recessed panels. Constructed by David W. Alderman, a wealthy Clarendon County lumber merchant and entrepreneur, the building was the first shopping mall in the county and is the largest storefront in the main business section of downtown Manning. Belk operated from the building from 1955 to the late-1980s, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1994

647 Adelgunde

647 Adelgunde, provisional designation 1907 AD, is a stony asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt 13 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 11 September 1907, by German astronomer August Kopff at Heidelberg Observatory in southern Germany; the origin of the asteroid's name is unknown, it may be derived from the name of Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria. Adelgunde orbits the Sun in the inner main-belt at a distance of 2.0–2.9 AU once every 3 years and 10 months. Its orbit has an inclination of 7 ° with respect to the ecliptic; as no precoveries were taken, Adelgunde's observation arc begins with its official discovery observation. According to the space-based observations by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and its subsequent NEOWISE mission, Adelgunde measures between 9.72 and 9.93 kilometers in diameter, its surface has a high albedo of 0.488–0.514. Based on the survey carried out by the Japanese Akari satellite, it measures 13.7 kilometers with an albedo of 0.26. The Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link agrees with the results obtained by AKARI, assumes a standard albedo for stony asteroids of 0.20, calculates a diameter of 15.5 kilometers with an absolute magnitude of 11.41.

As the diameters are inferred from the body's absolute brightness and its reflectively, a higher albedo results in a smaller diameter. Adelgunde is an X-type asteroid on the Tholen taxonomic scheme, while CALL assumes it to be a stony S-type asteroid. In August 2006, a rotational lightcurve of Adelgunde was obtained from photometric observations by astronomers Pierre Antonini and Antonio Vagnozzi. Lightcurve analysis gave a well-defined rotation period of 32.202 hours with a brightness variation of 0.28 in magnitude. The origin of this minor planet's name is unknown, it is speculated that the name comes from a list created in 1913 by the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut containing suggestions of female names from history and mythology for the naming of minor planets. At the time, the naming process was not well developed and the ARI feared inconsistencies and potential confusion; the list was sent to several German astronomers, including Kopff, with the invitation to name all of their made discoveries up to number 700.

Among the many thousands of named minor planets, Adelgunde is one of 120 asteroids, for which no official naming citation has been published. All of these low-numbered asteroids have numbers between 164 Eva and 1514 Ricouxa and were discovered between 1876 and the 1930s, predominantly by astronomers Auguste Charlois, Johann Palisa, Max Wolf and Karl Reinmuth. 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 647 Adelgunde at AstDyS-2, Asteroids—Dynamic Site Ephemeris · Observation prediction · Orbital info · Proper elements · Observational info 647 Adelgunde at the JPL Small-Body Database Close approach · Discovery · Ephemeris · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters