click links in text for more info
SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Inawashiro Station

Inawashiro Station is a railway station on the Ban'etsu West Line in the town of Inawashiro, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Inawashiro Station is served by the Ban'etsu West Line, is located 36.7 rail kilometers from the official starting point of the line at Kōriyama. Inawashiro Station has two opposed side platforms connected to the station building by a footbridge. However, only Platform 1 is used; the station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office. Inawashiro Station opened on July 15, 1899; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways on April 1, 1987. In fiscal 2017, the station station was used by an average of 600 passengers daily. Aga River National Route 115 Inawashiro Town Hall Inawashiro Post Office List of railway stations in Japan JR East Station information

Joe Brovia

Joseph John Brovia was an American professional baseball player. An outfielder, Brovia played 1,800 games over 15 seasons in minor league baseball but only 21 games as a pinch hitter at the Major League level with the 1955 Cincinnati Redlegs; the native of Davenport, threw right-handed, batted left-handed, was listed at 6 feet 3 inches tall and 195 pounds. Brovia was a longtime star outfielder in the Pacific Coast League with the San Francisco Seals, Portland Beavers, Sacramento Solons, the Oakland Oaks from 1941–42 and from 1946–55, he missed the 1943 -- 45 seasons. Known best for his batting, Brovia had a lifetime.311 average in 1,805 minor league games producing 1,846 hits, 1,144 RBIs and 214 home runs. As a prolific hitter, Brovia was popular with the fans for his home runs over the four-story high fence at Seals Stadium, called the "Green Monster" of the Coast League. However, his defensive skills were poor and this prevented him from succeeding in Major League Baseball, he only batted as a pinch hitter.

In 21 games and plate appearances, he collected two singles and one base on balls, drove in four runs. After his shot with the Redlegs, he played the next season in Mexico. Brovia died from cancer in California, he was inducted posthumously into the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame in 2005. "Joe Brovia - Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame 2005". Minor League News. Archived from the original on 4 January 2006. Retrieved 23 November 2005. "Joe Brovia Remembered". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 6 February 2006. Dennis Snelling: The Pacific Coast League: A Statistical History, 1903-1957, McFarland & Company, Jefferson N. C. 1995 Dennis Snelling: A Glimpse of Fame, McFarland & Company, Jefferson N. C. 1993, pp. 89–102 Dennis Snelling: The Greatest Minor League: A History of the Pacific Coast League, McFarland & Company, Jefferson N. C. 2012. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference

Peter J. Hall

Peter John Hall was a British-born American costume designer who spent most of his career as costumer for the Dallas Opera, in addition to his work for Covent Garden, La Scala, the Old Vic and the Vienna State Opera, as well as productions in New York City for the American Ballet Theatre, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera and on Broadway. Hall was born in Bristol, England, on January 22, 1926, he attended the West of England College of Art. He served in the British Army during World War II, where he specialized in designing camouflage for air bases and gun emplacements. After completing his military service, his mother gave him two days to find work in the theater before considering options, but Hall was able to find a job his first day looking for work as an assistant stage manager in a musical based on the opera Die Fledermaus, where he was able to make do in the wake of postwar shortages of materials. While working as a costume designer at Covent Garden, he met Franco Zeffirelli, who brought him to the Dallas Opera in the 1960s, where he designed the occasional set, but spent most of his career on the costumes for 70 operas.

He was the resident costume designer for the Metropolitan Opera in the 1970s to 1980s, where his work included costumes for Zeffirelli's productions of La bohème, Otello and Tosca. While in New York City, he designed costumes for the 1979 Broadway production of Zoot Suit, he dressed David Bowie and Mick Jagger while they were on tour, calling Bowie "serious, wonderful to work with", while Jagger was "exactly the opposite". He dressed performers including Judi Dench, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland and Kiri Te Kanawa, was noted by The New York Times for his costumes and "the way they moved, the way they caught the light, the way they could be coaxed amicably around singers of some dimension", with John Gage of the Dallas Opera describing how "his designs look like Renaissance paintings". A gown he created for soprano Lella Cuberli in the Dallas Opera's production of Semiramide weighed 65 pounds and was constructed of scarlet covered with costume jewels, requiring four people on stage to control the 20-foot-long train he designed.

A resident of Dallas, he died there at age 84 on May 2010, after a long illness. He left no immediate survivors. Peter J. Hall on IMDb

Major thirds tuning

Among alternative tunings for guitar, a major-thirds tuning is a regular tuning in which each interval between successive open strings is a major third. Other names for major-thirds tuning include major-third tuning, M3 tuning, all-thirds tuning, augmented tuning. By definition, a major-third interval separates two notes that differ by four semitones; the Spanish guitar's tuning mixes four perfect fourths and one major-third, the latter occurring between the G and B strings: E-A-D-G-B-E. This tuning, used for acoustic and electric guitars, is called "standard" in English, a convention, followed in this article. While standard tuning is irregular, mixing four fourths and one major third, M3 tunings are regular: Only major-third intervals occur between the successive strings of the M3 tunings, for example, the open augmented C tuning G♯-C-E-G♯-C-E. For each M3 tuning, the open strings form an augmented triad in two octaves. For guitars with six strings, every major-third tuning repeats its three open-notes in two octaves, so providing many options for fingering chords.

By repeating open-string notes and by having uniform intervals between strings, major-thirds tuning simplifies learning by beginners. These features facilitate advanced guitarists' improvisation the aim of jazz guitarist Ralph Patt when he began popularizing major-thirds tuning between 1963 and 1964. In standard tuning, the successive open-strings mix two types of intervals, four perfect-fourths and the major third between the G and B strings: E-A-D-G-B-E. Only major thirds occur as open-string intervals for major-thirds tuning, called "major-third tuning", "all-thirds tuning", "M3 tuning". A popular M3 tuning has the open strings G♯-C-E-G♯-C-E,in which the low G♯ is a major third above the low E of standard tuning. A seventh string for the low E is added to restore the standard E-E range. While M3 tuning can use standard sets of guitar strings, specialized string gauges have been recommended. Besides this M3 tuning, which has the open notes, there are three other M3 tunings, which have distinct sets of open-note pitch classes.

The other major-thirds tunings have the open notes, and. For six-string guitars, the M3 tuning F♯-A♯-D-F♯-A♯-Dloses the two lowest semitones on the low-E string and the two highest semitones from the high-E string in standard tuning. Major-thirds tunings require less hand-stretching than other tunings, because each M3 tuning packs the octave's twelve notes into four consecutive frets; the major-third intervals allow major chords and minor chords to be played with two–three consecutive fingers on two consecutive frets. Every major-thirds tuning is regular and repetitive, two properties that facilitate learning by beginners and improvisation by advanced guitarists. In major-thirds tuning, the chromatic scale is arranged on three consecutive strings in four consecutive frets; this four-fret arrangement facilitates the left-hand technique for classical guitar: For each hand position of four frets, the hand is stationary and the fingers move, each finger being responsible for one fret. Three hand-positions partition the fingerboard of classical guitar, which has 12 frets.

Only two or three frets are needed for the guitar chords—major and dominant sevenths—which are emphasized in introductions to guitar-playing and to the fundamentals of music. Each major and minor chord can be played on two successive frets on three successive strings, therefore each needs only two fingers. Other chords—seconds, fourths and ninths—are played on only three successive frets. For fundamental-chord fingerings, major-thirds tuning's simplicity and consistency are not shared by standard tuning, whose seventh-chord fingering is discussed at the end of this section; each major-thirds tuning repeats its open-notes after every two strings, which results in two copies of the three open-strings' notes, each in a different octave. This repetition again simplifies the learning of chords and improvisation; this advantage is not shared by all-fourths and all-fifths tuning. Chord inversion is simple in major-thirds tuning. Chords are inverted by raising one or two notes three strings; the raised notes are played with the same finger as the original notes.

Thus and minor chords are played on two frets in M3 tuning when they are inverted. In contrast, inversions of chords in standard tuning require three fingers on a span of four frets, in standard tuning, the shape of inversions depends on the involvement of the irregular major-third. In each regular tuning, the musical intervals are the same for each pair of consecutive strings. Other regular tunings include all-fourths, augmented-fourths, all-fifths tunings. For each regular tuning, chord patterns may be moved around the fretboard, a property that simplifies beginners' learning of chords and advanced players' improvisation. In contrast, chords cannot be shifted around the fretboard in standard tuning, which requires four chord-shapes for the major chords: There are separate fingerings for chords having root notes on one of the four strings three–six; the repetition of the major-thirds tuning enables notes and chords to be raised one octave by being vertically shifted by three strings. Notes and chords may be shifted diagonally in major-thirds tuning, by combining a vertical shift of one string with a horizontal shift of four frets: "Like all regular tunings, chords in the major third tuning can be moved across the fretboard (ascending or descending a major third for ea

Jason Frasor

Jason Andrew Frasor is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He made his debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004, had a 4.08 ERA in 63 games. He played in MLB for the Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals and the Atlanta Braves. A starter in the low minors from 1999 to 2002, he was converted to a reliever in 2003; the Blue Jays acquired him from the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to the 2004 season in exchange for Jayson Werth. He was sent to the minors on April 28, 2006, recalled on May 11, 2006. On July 2, 2006, Frasor was demoted again to Triple-A. On January 9, 2007, Frasor signed a one-year contract for the 2007 season with the Toronto Blue Jays, avoiding salary arbitration; the contract was worth $825,000 with cumulative incentives based upon games pitched. Frasor began 2009 with a 4 -- 0 record without allowing an earned run; this was one of the best marks in all of Major League baseball, helped the Blue Jays hold first place in the American League through the 2009 season's first 26 games.

On July 17, 2011 he made his 453rd appearance for the Blue Jays, passing Duane Ward to become the team's all-time appearance leader. On July 27, 2011, he was traded to the Chicago White Sox with Zach Stewart for Mark Teahen and Edwin Jackson. On January 1, 2012, Frasor was traded back to the Toronto Blue Jays for pitching prospects Myles Jaye and Daniel Webb. On July 21, Frasor was placed on the Disabled List retroactive to July 17 with right forearm tightness. On January 3, 2013, Frasor signed a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers. Used as a middle reliever in his 61 games, he went 4-3 with a 2.57 ERA and 10 holds, striking out 48 in 49 innings with a.203 OBA. On October 11, Frasor signed a one-year, $1.75 million deal with incentives to return to the Rangers. On July 16, 2014, the Rangers traded Frasor to Kansas City for pitcher Spencer Patton, he was designated for assignment on July 6, 2015, released on July 13. Frasor and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a contract through the remainder of the 2015 season on July 16, 2015.

After coming off the 15-Day DL, due to a right shoulder strain, he was released on August 25, 2015. Frasor attended Oak Forest High School, located in Oak Forest and graduated in 1995 after starring for the Bengals as a starting pitcher and shortstop, he played at Southern Illinois University, where he won the Richard "Itch" Jones award as the team MVP in 1997 and 1999. Frasor is a cousin of former UNC backup point guard Bobby Frasor, he has two children. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference