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The Best of The Bonzo Dog Band

The Best of the Bonzo Dog Band is a CD collecting the best cuts from albums of The Bonzo Dog Band. It was released in 1990 on Rhino Records. "The Intro and the Outro" 3:05 "Bonzo Dog Band / Ali-Baba's Camel" 3:34 "Hello Mabel" 2:49 "Kama Sutra" 0:41 "Hunting Tigers Out In'Indiah'" 3:07 "Shirt" 4:28 "I'm Bored" 3:07 "Rockaliser Baby" 3:29 "Rhinocratic Oaths" 3:23 "Tent" 3:12 "Beautiful Zelda" 2:27 "Can Blue Men Sing the Whites?" 2:50 "The Bride Stripped Bare By'Bachelors'" 2:41 "Look At Me, I'm Wonderful" 1:50 "Canyons of Your Mind" 3:06 "Mr. Apollo" 4:21 "Trouser Press" 2:21 "Bonzo Dog Band / Ready-Mades" 3:11 "We Are Normal" 4:52 "I'm the Urban Spaceman" 2:25 "Trouser Freak" 2:53 "The Sound of Music" 1:23 "Suspicion" 3:30 "Big Shot" 3:28

The George Benson Collection

The George Benson Collection is a compilation album by George Benson, released in 1981. A two-LP set, it was reissued as one compact disc. In addition to released material from Benson's tenures with A&M Records, CTI Records, his then-current label, Warner Bros. Records, the album features two new songs, including Benson's #1 R&B hit "Turn Your Love Around." The George Benson Collection was certified gold by the RIAA. All tracks performed by Benson, except where indicated. NOTE: "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" was omitted from the album's CD release due to the 74-minute storage capacity of CDs at the time

Military Geology Unit

The Military Geology Unit was a unit in the United States military during World War II. It was established on June 1942, six months after Pearl Harbor. People in the US Geological Survey wanted to get involved in the war effort, either for patriotism or prestige or both, provided a geological intelligence report for a randomly chosen country, Sierra Leone; the Sierra Leone report described the terrain, locations of water supplies and road-building materials, other facts useful for military operations. The US military bought the idea and so the Military Geological Unit was formed, starting out with six people but expanding; the USGS continued to operate a Military Geology Unit through 1975, providing the US Department of Defense with research and documentation necessary for military operations. The entire Military Geology Unit wartime roster was 88 geologists, 11 soil scientists, 6 bibliographers, 5 engineers, three editors, one forester and 43 assisting staff. Most of the reports prepared by the Unit were prepared by teams made up of geologists but included soils scientists, climatologists, ad geographers.

Nearly all of the soils scientists and climatologists were members of the US Department of Agriculture's Soil Conservation Service. During World War II geology won its spurs as an important tool in both planning and operations in the US Army; this growth of geology was due to the increased appreciation on the part of our military leaders of the importance of scientific techniques and information, to the increased appreciation on the part of our scientists of the usefulness of their abilities in the solution of a large variety of practical problems. The geological conditions of the Normandy beaches for the Invasion of Normandy were investigated by the American and British MGU; some of the civilian scientists were sent ashore months before the invasion. "...civilian scientists, not all of them young or signally muscled, landed on the beaches... wriggling along on their bellies, within range of German guns, they obtained samples of sand soil so when the tanks and trucks bustled ashore the drivers would be prepared for the terrain the equipment would be on hand to bridge the worst spots."Research in 17th and 18th century French geological reports showed the land had clay underneath the sand which would bog down tanks and other vehicles.

To find out the truth, geologists went ashore before the invasions with boring tools to find out if the old reports were correct, special equipment was developed to overcome the problem. For the invasion, large scale maps, in three editions, of the Normandy beach conditions of 1:5,000 were printed in great secrecy, with each map numbered for controlled use. Few copies of these maps survived the war. Other maps were prepared to show the best areas suitable for building airfields, of water supply locations; the Military Geology Unit was key in determining the origin of Japanese Fu-Go balloon bombs. Working with Colonel Sidman Poole of US Army Intelligence, the researchers of the Military Geological Unit began microscopic and chemical examination of the sand from the sandbags to determine types and distribution of diatoms and other microscopic sea creatures, its mineral composition; the sand could not be coming from American beaches, nor from the mid-Pacific. It had to be coming from Japan; the geologists determined the precise beaches in Japan the sand had been taken from.

By this time, it was irrelevant, since by early spring the balloon offensive was over. A number of reports were produced by the Military Geologists covering the moon, including the first photogeologic map of the near side. Under the aegis of the Military Geology Unit, some of the earliest research and documentation on permafrost was published in English. Research on the topic had only been published in Russian. Bevan, Arthur. 1944. "Military Geology." Scientific Monthly. Volume 62, 1946. Pages 466-468. Bonham and Leith, William, 1997, Reports and maps of the Military Geology Unit, 1942-1975. Reston, Va.: U. S. Geological Survey. 116 leaves. U. S. Geological Survey open-file report. Geological Survey. Military Geology Branch. 1945?, The Military Geology Unit: U. S. Geological Survey and Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army. "Prepared by members of the staff of the Military Geology Unit for distribution at the Pittsburgh meeting of The Geological Society of America." No place of publication given: The Geological Society of America.

22 pages. Hadden, Robert Lee. 2003. "The Heringen Collection of the US Geological Survey Library." Session No. 94, History of Geology. November 3, 2003. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 35, No. 6, September 2003, p. 252. Hadden, Robert Lee. 2008. "The Heringen Collection of the US Geological Survey Library, Reston, VA." Published in Earth Science History, v27 n2 p242-265, 2008. ISSN 0736-623X. Hunt, C. B. 1950. "Military Geology Unit" IN: Application of Geology to Engineering Practice. The Geological Society of America; the Charles Peter Berkey Volume. November 1950. Pages 305-325. Kaye, C. A. 1957. "Military Geology in the United States Sector of the European Theater of Operations During World War II." Geological Society of America Bulletin. Volume 68, pages 47–54. Kiersch, George A. 1998, "Engineering geosciences and military operation." Engineering Geology. 49. Leith and John R. Matzko. 1998. "Recent Activities in Military Geology at the U. S. Geological Survey," In: Military Geology in War and Peace, 1998.

Reviews in Engineering Geology, Volume 13. Pages 49–55. Leith, William, ed. 1997. "Reports and Maps of the Military Geology Unit, 1942-1975." US Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-175. Com

List of Red Bull Air Race World Championship winners

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship, established in 2003 and created by Red Bull GmbH, is an international series of air races in which entrants compete to navigate a challenging obstacle course in the fastest time. Pilots fly individually against the clock and are required to complete tight turns through a slalom course consisting of inflatable pylons, known as "Air Gates"; the races are held over water near cities, but are held at airfields or natural wonders. Races are flown on weekends with the first day for qualification knockout finals the day after; the events are broadcast, both live and in highlights, in many nations. At each venue, the top ten places earn; the air racer with the most points at the end of the Championship becomes Red Bull Air Race World Champion. After a three-year hiatus from 2011 for safety improvements and reorganisation, the Air Race resumed in 2014; the inaugural series comprising two races was won by the Hungarian pilot Péter Besenyei who went on to secure second place the following three series.

As of 2018, the most successful pilot in the history of the championship is Briton Paul Bonhomme who has won the title on three occasions, in 2009, 2010 and 2015. British and American pilots are the most successful, with four titles for each nationality; the inaugural series in 2003, which consisted of two races, one in Austria and one in Hungary, was won by the Hungarian pilot Péter Besenyei, with the German Klaus Schrodt coming second, followed by the American Kirby Chambliss. The format was expanded the following year to encompass three venues, the United States, the United Kingdom and Austria, was won by Chambliss; the 2005 series expanded the competition to seven races, of which American pilot Mike Mangold won five to secure the title. The 2006 series included eight. Chambliss won four races against ten other pilots to win his second title in three years; the following series included ten venues with thirteen competitors, ended with Mangold winning his second title, ahead of British pilot Paul Bonhomme and Besenyei.

In the 2008 series, Austrian qualifier Hannes Arch took the title on his first attempt in a championship featuring eight rounds. Bonhomme finished second and Chambliss took third place; the 2009 series featured fifteen pilots but at six in total. The previous year's runner-up Bonhomme took the title, winning three races and placing second in the other three. Arch was second and Australian newcomer Matt Hall came third. Bonhomme defended his title in the 2010 series, placing in the top three in each race of a six-race season. Arch came second again, British pilot Nigel Lamb finished third. No Red Bull Air Race series took place between 2011 and 2013 inclusively, during which time new safety measures and standardised engines were introduced; the 2014 series was the first to divide the field into classes, namely the "Master Class", the "Challenger Class" in which young pilots compete. The title was taken followed by Arch and Bonhomme; the following series took place across eight venues and was won by Bonhomme, followed by Hall and Arch.

In 2016, the Red Bull Air Race season was held at seven locations, with the German pilot Matthias Dolderer winning his first title. Hall finished second and Arch placed posthumously third, having died in an unrelated helicopter accident before the end of the championship; the 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship was won by the Japanese pilot Yoshihide Muroya, with Czech pilot Martin Šonka second and Canadian Pete McLeod third. Šonka went one better the following year, winning the title ahead of Michael Goulian. Official website

Jacobus Van Cortlandt

Jacobus van Cortlandt was a wealthy Dutch American merchant and politician who served as the 30th and 33rd Mayor of New York City from 1710 to 1711 and again from 1719 to 1720. Jacobus van Cortlandt was born in 1658 in New Amsterdam, a 17th-century Dutch settlement established at the southern tip of Manhattan Island in what was New Netherland, he was the son of Flemish born Annetje "Anna" Van Cortlandt and Dutch born Captain Olof Stevense van Cortlandt, who arrived in New Amsterdam in 1637. His father was a soldier and bookkeeper that rose to high colonial ranks through his work with the Dutch West India Company serving many terms as burgomaster and alderman, his mother was the person to start the custom of Santa Claus in America. Jacobus was the second of four children born to his parents, including Stephanus van Cortlandt, who married Geertruy van Schuyler. Philipse was married to Margaret Hardenbroeck and during that marriage, had adopted her daughter, Eva de Vries, who changed her last name to Philipse and became Jacobus' wife.

Van Cortlandt, who became a wealthy merchant, purchased a parcel of land in what is now Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, from John Barrett after the death of John's father, Samuel Barrett, around 1691. At that time, the plantation was considered Yonkers. From 1710 to 1711 and again from 1719 to 1720, Van Cortlandt served as the 30th and 33rd Mayor of New York City. Van Cortlandt was married to Eva de Vries, the daughter of Margaret Hardenbroeck and Peter Rudolphus de Vries, the adopted daughter of Frederick Philipse, the 1st Lord of the Philipsburg Manor. Together and Eva were the parents of: Frederick Van Cortlandt, who married Francina Jay, daughter of Auguste Jay and Anne Marika Bayard. Frederick built the Van Cortlandt House in 1748. Mary Van Cortlandt, who in 1728 married the brother of Francina Jay. Augustus Van Cortlandt, the last Clerk of the City and County of New York under British rule. Margaret Van Cortlandt, who married Abraham De Peyster. Van Cortlandt died in 1739 in New Jersey. Through his son Frederick, he was the grandfather of Augustus Van Cortlandt, who married Elsie Cuyler, daughter of Albany mayor Cornelis Cuyler in 1760.

After her death in 1761, he married Catherine Barclay, daughter of Andrew Barclay and Helena Roosevelt. Through his daughter Mary, he was the grandfather of Dr. James Jay, a noted physician, John Jay, a Founding Father of the United States and first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Through his grandson Dr. James Jay, Van Cortlandt is the 3x great-grandfather of the 19th century strategist Alfred Thayer Mahan. Information about Jacobus Van Cortlandt from the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation