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New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

The New York State Office of Parks and Historic Preservation is a state agency within the New York State Executive Department charged with the operation of state parks and historic sites within the U. S. state of New York. As of 2014, the NYS OPRHP manages nearly 335,000 acres of public lands and facilities, including 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, that are visited by over 62 million visitors each year; the agency that would become the New York State Office of Parks and Historic Preservation was created in 1970. Management of state-owned parks, guidance for the entire state park system, was accomplished by various regional commissions, private organizations, statewide advisory councils, divisions within other state agencies prior to the establishment of NYS OPRHP, which grew from the framework created by these earlier organizations. State-level procurement and management of parks in New York began in 1883, when then-governor Grover Cleveland signed legislation authorizing the appropriation of lands near Niagara Falls for a "state reservation".

Two years the Niagara Reservation, known today as Niagara Falls State Park, opened to the public. The park is claimed to be the oldest state park in the United States, was the first established via eminent domain; the State Reservation on the St. Lawrence was authorized in 1896, by 1898 it included modest state holdings in the Thousand Islands region of New York. During the early 20th century, the state continued to expand its public parks system with several large additions, including Letchworth State Park in 1906, Fire Island State Park in 1908, John Boyd Thacher State Park in 1914, Enfield Glen State Park in 1920, Allegany State Park in 1921. A coordinated effort to protect portions of the Hudson Palisades from the damaging effects of quarrying resulted in the creation of a number of state parks in the 1910s and 1920s, including Bear Mountain State Park and Harriman State Park. Throughout these early acquisitions, the state lacked a formal statewide agency or organization to coordinate management and development of state parks.

Instead, parks were managed by independent regional commissions, such as the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, or by organizations such as the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. To address the need for statewide coordination, the New York State Council of Parks was created by legislation adopted on April 18, 1924; the council served to plan development and set standard policies for all New York state-owned parks and historic sites that were not under the authority of the New York State Conservation Commission. Its formation was supported by governor Alfred E. Smith and based on plans by Robert Moses, who became the council's first commissioner; the council included representatives from regional park commissions and other organizations involved in park management, including the Conservation Commission and the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. Prior to the creation of the Division of Parks, the State Council of Parks was the highest-level organization overseeing park management in the state.

Although it became an advisory body, the council continues to this day, known as the New York State Council of Parks and Historic Preservation. It includes representatives from the following departments and commissions as of 2014: A reorganization of New York's state government took place in 1926, which resulted in the creation of the New York State Conservation Department; the newly formed Conservation Department included a Division of Parks which assumed responsibility for management of New York's parks and historic sites. The Council of Parks continued as a constituent unit of the Division of Parks; the council was at this time given the additional responsibility of planning highway improvements to enable access to park facilities. Although the Great Depression of the 1930s reduced available funding for New York's state parks, the period was a time of development of existing parks' facilities. Construction teams comprising workers employed through federal programs such as the Temporary Emergency Relief Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps, Civil Works Administration, Works Progress Administration cleared woodlands, performed maintenance tasks, built roads, golf courses and furniture for New York's parks through the 1930s and early 1940s.

As the Depression came to a close with the United States joining World War II in 1941, New York State was managing 74 parks welcoming a combined 20 million visitors annually. However, the Division of Parks' responsibilities were reduced in 1944 when 27 State Historic Sites were placed under the jurisdiction of the New York State Education Department; these sites were returned to the Conservation Department in 1966. New York's park system continued expansion; the creation or completion of various parkways in the state, such as the Palisades Interstate Parkway and Lake Ontario Parkway, received priority during the 1950s. As visitation to New York's state parks increased following the war, new lands were sought for state parks, including unsuccessful attempts to expand into the Forest Preserve. Increased fun


Rushop or Rushup is a small North Derbyshire village. It is in the town of Chapel-en-le-Frith. Agriculture has until been the main occupation in the village. At present few of the residents work in Rushop and several of the houses are second homes only occupied at weekends and holidays; the village church of St Cuthbert dates from the mid-17th century, but excavations in the 1840s revealed a much older building the 10th-century church erected to the king and saint Pabo Post Prydain. There is archaeological and documentary evidence that there was a settlement at this site since before the Roman invasion of Britain; the settlement is alleged to have been a British village, under nominal Anglo Saxon rule after the fall of the area to Angles from Bernicia around 590 due to the lack of Anglo Saxon placenames in the valley and the presence of names, such as Eccles and Pen-, which have origins in a Brythonic language of Britain

Vlado Petković

Vlado Petković is a Serbian volleyball player. He plays as setter, he is playing for Crvena zvezda. He played for the national team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and 2012 Summer Olympics in London. 2002–05 OK Crvena zvezda 2005–09 OK Vojvodina 2009–10 Woori Capital Dream Six 2010–11 ACH Volley Bled 2011–12 Energy Resources San Giustino 2012–13 Kalleh Mazandaran 2013–14 Shahrdari Urmia 2015 Mizan Khorasan 2015-2016 Şahinbey Belediyespor 2016-2017 PAOK VC 2017-2018 Speedball Cheikh 2018– OK Crvena zvezda at BBC sports FIVB profile

Middleton railway station, Wellington Region

Middleton railway station was a short-lived rural flag station in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand’s North Island. It was located on the Wairarapa Line between the stations of Clareville and Waingawa near what was known as West Taratahi Road, it opened in 1880 but was closed just over a decade in 1891. Following the opening of the Greytown Branch in May 1880, construction of the line northwards progressed towards Masterton; the first train was able to cross the Waingawa River in late July and a station had been erected at Middleton by the end of August. The station opened to all traffic along with the Woodside – Masterton section of the line on 1 November 1880. Facilities at Middleton consisted of a platform and passenger shelter; the Working Timetable lists a loading bank and up to two private sidings were listed though not after 1884. Freight traffic didn't begin until 1881 by which time the station had been receiving passenger trains for several months; the station was last listed in the October 1889 Working Timetable and was closed to all traffic about April 1891

Stephen Grammauta

Stephen "Stevie Coogan" Grammauta was a caporegime with the Gambino crime family who participated in the murder of mob boss Albert "Mad Hatter" Anastasia. Born in the Lower East Side section of Manhattan, Grammauta was a drug trafficker by the early 1930s. In the late 1940s, Graummauta became a full member, or made man, with the Mangano crime family known as the Gambino family, under its founder and boss Vincenzo "Don Vincent" Mangano. In 1951, with the disappearance of Vincent Mangano and the murder of his brother Phil Mangano in 1951 caporegime Anastasia became boss. A former head of Murder, Inc. Anastasia was one of the most murderous mobsters in New York. Anastasia promoted another caporegime after the murder of previous Anastasia underboss Frank Scalise, Carlo Gambino, to be his underboss. During this period, Grammauta worked in a crew with brothers Joseph "Joe Piney" Armone and Stephen Armone. In 1957, the other New York City crime families started questioning Anastasia's leadership. Anastasia had been murdering innocent people just because he felt like it, as he once ordered the murder of a tailor he saw on television, just because the tailor had been robbed and reputedly was filing his report.

Other Mob bosses such as Vito "Don Vito" Genovese and Thomas "Tommy Brown" Lucchese and Meyer Lansky had enough of Anastasia. In 1957, Gambino ordered Stephen Armone to murder Anastasia. Stephen included his brother Joseph on the hit, but Joseph had been arrested on drug charges. Stephen replaced Joseph with Grammauta. On the morning of October 25, 1957, Anastasia entered the barber shop of the Park Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan; as Anastasia relaxed in the barber chair, Arnold Wittenburg, Stephen Armone rushed in, shoved the barber out of the way, started shooting. The wounded Anastasia lunged at his killers, but only hit their reflections in the wall mirror. Anastasia died at the scene. After Anastasia was killed, Profaci crime family mobsters Carmine "Junior" Persico and Joseph "Crazy Joe" Gallo claimed credit for the murder. Grammauta and his two associates were never seen as the real killers. No one was arrested or tried for the murder of Albert Anastasia. In 1965, Grammauta and Joseph Armone were convicted of smuggling heroin into the United States from the Netherlands and received eight-year prison sentences.

In 1970, both men were released from prison and Armone was promoted to caporegime of his brother's old crew. Graummauta spent the next 25 years as a soldier in Joseph Armone's crew. After Gambino's death in 1976, his brother in law Paul Castellano became family boss. Castellano soon became enmeshed in a rivalry with caporegime John Gotti. Gotti had a poor relationship with Grammauta as Gotti considered him to be a dangerous rival. In 1985, Gotti became the new Gambino boss. Grammauta's shot of becoming promoted sank. In 1992, Gotti was sentenced to life in prison. With Gotti in prison, Grammauta became a caporegime in 1994, taking over Jack Giordano's crew. In 1996, Grammauta was named to a Ruling Committee/Panel to assist acting boss John "Junior" Gotti in running the family. Grammauta sat and contributed as acting boss in the panel from 1996 to 2002, when it was disbanded after John Gotti's death. Grammauta went back serving as caporegime. Capeci and Gene Mustain. Gotti: Rise and Fall. New York: Onyx, 1996.

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Indo English School, Rourkela

The Indo English School, Rourkela is an Indian school, located in Rourkela, Odisha. Founded by educationist Mihir Baran Mukherjee and Manju Mukherjee in 1974 with five local students, the school has grown to 1,300 students, it is recognized by the government of Odisha and affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi. The school follows the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education and Indian School Certificate curricula; the school provides scholarships to students from less-privileged backgrounds as well as running four rural English-medium schools within a 150-kilometre radius of Rourkela. Education is a mix of academics, athletics, co-curricular activities and a strong sense of community service. Projects and awards in science and social sciences are an important feature of the curriculum. NCC, scouts and guides have played an important part of the school program for years, with several students taking part in the Republic Day Camp at New Delhi. Education in India the school's official website Google.

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