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Nyack, New York

Nyack is a village located in the town of Orangetown in Rockland County, New York, United States. Incorporated in 1872, it retains a small western section in Clarkstown, it is an inner suburb of New York City lying 19 miles north of the Manhattan boundary near the west bank of the Hudson River, situated north of South Nyack, east of Central Nyack, south of Upper Nyack, southeast of Valley Cottage. Nyack had a population of 6,765 as of the 2010 census. Most of Rockland County's local music scene is based in Nyack. Nyack is one of five southeastern Rockland County villages and hamlets that constitute "The Nyacks" – Nyack, Central Nyack, South Nyack, Upper Nyack and West Nyack. Named after the Native Americans who resided there before European colonization, the village consists of low-rise buildings lying on the hilly terrain that meets the western shore of the Hudson River. Adjacent South Nyack is the western terminus of the Tappan Zee Bridge, connected across the Hudson River to Tarrytown in Westchester County by U.

S. Interstate 87, an important commuter artery; the village is 1.6 square miles in area, over 50% of which falls within the Hudson River. It is in the Nyack School District. Native American stone relics and oyster middens found along the shore of the Hudson indicate today's Nyack was a favorite pre-Colonial fishing spot; the first Europeans settled in there in 1675, calling the general area "Tappan". Harman Douwenszen is thought to be the first white settler, he grew up in Bergen, New Jersey. In the State Archives in Albany there is a 1687 letter on file petitioning Governor Dongan to buy a strip of land in the west hills of Tappan, in which he had lived on for 12 years, his partition was granted and he bought the land from the Native Americans. He called his farm New Orania; this section of Nyack became known as Orangetown in 1683. The Tappan Register of 1707 claimed. Nyack became part of Rockland County in 1798. Harman's younger brother Theius changed the family name from Douwse to Talma, his children became Talman and Tallmans.

The New Orania farm became the Tallman homestead, at the northeast corner of what is now Broadway and Tallman Place. The building was demolished in 1914. Letter dated 8/31/1687 on file at New York State Archives at Albany: The humble Peticon of Harman Dowse of Tappan Neare Ye River Side, Alias New Orania farm... your peticonr is a farmer that hath nothing wot comes by his hard labour but by God's Blessing out ye Produce and ye ground, hath a family to provide for. On the north wall of the Key Bank building at South Broadway and Burd Street in Nyack is a plaque installed in 1938 that reads: The Tappan Indians, from time immemorial, occupied these lands fronting the river shore. Here, in summer they lived upon fish and oysters. In Algonkian dialect spoken by them they called this location NAY-ACK; the first settlement of white people within the limits of the present Rockland County, New York, took place in 1675 when Harmen Dowesen, a young Dutchman of Bergen, New Jersey relocated here. The Tallmans erected a mill upon a stream.

Abraham Lydecker purchased land from the Tallmans when there were but seven homes in Nyack in 1813. Nyack became an incorporated village in 1872 according to the same plaque on the Midland Trust Building. Three major industries once thrived in Nyack: sandstone quarrying for New York City buildings. Following the extension of the Northern Railroad of New Jersey into the community in the mid-19th century, rapid growth ensued; because town government was no longer seen as an effective way to deal with the community's needs, village incorporation was discussed. Fearing higher taxes, those in what would have become the northern part of Nyack village formed their own municipal corporation first, named Upper Nyack. Nyack village was incorporated. Residents in the southern part of Nyack village, soon became dissatisfied with the notion of paying taxes that more benefited the rest of the village. After succeeding in dissolving Nyack's corporation, the southern portion of the former village incorporated as the village of South Nyack.

The area between Upper Nyack and South Nyack was reincorporated again as Nyack. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, Nyack was known for its shipbuilding and was the commercial center of Rockland County. In the 19th century, a number of factories manufactured shoes; the Erie Railroad connected with Jersey City, New Jersey, where ferries took passengers to Chambers Street, New York City, until it was discontinued in 1966. With the completion of the Tappan Zee Bridge in December 1955, connecting South Nyack with Tarrytown in Westchester County, the population increased and Nyack's commercial sector expanded. In the 1980s, the village underwent a major urban revitalization project to commercialize the downtown area and to expand its economy; the Helen Hayes Theatre was built, the downtown area became home to many new business establishments. In 1991 the landmark court case Stambovsky v. Ackley ruled that a house at 1 LaVeta Place on the Hudson River was haunted and that the owner was required to disclose that to prospective buyers.

The owner, Helen Ackley, earlier had organized haunted house tours and was party to an article about it in Reader's Digest. After Ackley sold the house to another buyer there were no subsequent repor

Christopher Tookey

Christopher Tookey is an English film critic. He has written for both the Daily Mail, he has presented the Radio 4 programmes The Film Programme and Back Row. In 2013, he won the award as "Arts Reviewer of the Year" from the London Press Club. At Oxford University he was president of the Oxford Union, Editor of Isis, President of the Etceteras and Musical Director of Oxford Theatre Group. Tookey was elected chairman of The Critics' Circle in 1995, but his bid to become vice-president floundered due to the position he took on the 1996 film Crash. Tookey campaigned for the film to be banned, writing that "Crash is the point at which a liberal society should draw the line." The Observer film critic Philip French wrote that Tookey's "campaigning was thought to be in breach of the Critics' Circle's objects of promoting the art of criticism and supporting the advancement of the arts." Tookey wrote a series of critical articles for the Mail regarding the film which saw Jonathan Coe of the New Statesman describe him as "the real architect of the antiCrash campaign".

Tookey called for readers to boycott the products of distributor Sony, questioned the suitability to the role of the director of the British Board of Film Classification. Tookey denied charges that he was in favour of blanket censorship, writing in a letter to The Guardian that he has "frequently written and spoken against censorship and jumped to the defence of films which struck me as victims of unjust repression in the past." He wrote in an article for Prospect magazine that his campaign against Crash was motivated by the fear that "Cronenberg's film might well have a "copycat effect" on a few unstable individuals" and could "also have a far more insidious longterm effect by eroticising sado-masochism and orthopaedic fetishism for people unaware of being turned on by acts of mutilation." Tookey was concerned at the precedent set by releasing such a film with an 18 certificate. In 2000 Tookey directed and co-produced the musical Hard Times, based on the Charles Dickens novel of the same name, which opened to mixed reviews at the Theatre Royal and closed the same year.

Tookey witnessed a man bleed to death from a stabbing in 1997, his reaction troubled him: "It has brought home to me that I have seen so much violence on screen that I have become desensitised. Talking with the others on the street, I was noticeably less affected by the sight of this guy bleeding to death. After the killing, a number of people had nightmares. Shouldn't I have? It was my lack of reaction, so chilling."In August 2013 the Daily Mail decided to not renew Tookey's contract which expired on 1 December 2013. The Critics' Film Guide ISBN 1-85283-415-3 Named And Shamed ISBN 978 1848765 603 Tookey's Turkeys ISBN 978-1784621-971 Tookey's Talkies ISBN 978-1784621-988

Pueblo Supermarkets

Pueblo has been one of Puerto Rico's major supermarket chains since 1955. The brainchild of brothers Harold Toppel and George Toppel, the son of Russian immigrant parents, Pueblo began as a single store operation on Roosevelt Avenue in the Puerto Nuevo section of San Juan, Puerto Rico; the success of the first store led the Toppels to open 43 other Pueblo Supermarkets around the Island and, by 1960, to convert the enterprise into a public corporation that began trading on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1963, Pueblo expanded beyond Puerto Rico's shores to the US Virgin Islands. Pueblo opened stores in St. Croix; the company introduced the trademark Pueblo Foods, which included items from paper towels to rice. In 1983, Pueblo launched the Xtra Super Food Centers concept, a discount warehouse supermarket which allowed the customer to shop for groceries in a larger store format featuring lower prices; the lower prices were made possible by the elimination such as baggers. In 1989, Pueblo acquired the franchise rights to develop Blockbuster Video Stores in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

The first Blockbuster Video store opened in Puerto Rico in June 1990 at Campo Rico Avenue in Carolina, next to the Administration Office and Distribution Center. In 2003, Pueblo faced financial troubles and there were rumors of a potential buyer from Venezuela. Despite this, Pueblo's management remained optimistic about the company's future. In 2007, Pueblo appeared to be facing serious financial difficulties again, as many locations were sold to other competitors; some were taken over by rival supermarkets Econo, Grande, COOP and Supermax. The entire chain was auctioned in September 2007 as part of the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy process, where a bid by Ramón Calderón president of Holsum of Puerto Rico for $139 million succeeded in taking over the rest of its operations; the Bankruptcy Court in Delaware approved the transaction. The new company expects to restructure Pueblo in an effort to revive the brand. In September, 2009 Pueblo, Inc. sold its flagship store in Campo Rico Avenue, Carolina to Econo Supermarkets.

In April 2012, Pueblo acquired two former Supermercados Selectos stores in Southeast Puerto Rico and converted them into Pueblo, in Arroyo and Guayama. In February, 2014, Pueblo opened a new store in Santurce. In May, 2016, Pueblo relocated their Monte Mall store in Hato Rey from the first level of the Mall to the first one facing Luis Muñoz Rivera Ave. on a bigger space of 34,000 sq. feet incorporating the Village concept. List of supermarket chains 4. Pueblo reinagura en Monte Mall Official website

Neptec Design Group

Neptec Design Group is an Ottawa based, Canadian vision systems company, providing machine vision solutions for space and military applications. Owned and founded in 1990, Neptec is a NASA prime contractor, supplying operational systems to both the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs. Starting in 2000, Neptec began expanding its technology to include active 3D imaging systems and 3D processing software; this work led directly to the development of Neptec's Laser Camera System, an operational system used by NASA to inspect the shuttle's external surfaces during flight. Building on Laser Camera System technology, Neptec has developed a 3D imaging and tracking system designed for automated on-orbit rendezvous and docking; the TriDAR combines a high precision, short range triangulation sensor with a long range LIDAR sensor into the same optical path. On July 18 2018, Neptec Design Group was purchased for $32 million by a subsidiary of Maxar Technologies, MacDonald and Associates.

The Laser Camera System is high precision autosynchronous triangulation scanner. The camera uses a laser to measure the distance between itself and points on a target and is able to create a three-dimensional representation of the area it has scanned. First demonstrated on the Shuttle Discovery Mission STS-105 in August 2001, Neptec's prototype LCS was the first dual target tracking and imaging three-dimensional scanner to fly in space, it wasn't until 2004, after the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy that the LCS became a primary focus to both Neptec and NASA. To ensure the safety of future missions, NASA required a means to determine the amount of damage, if any, sustained by a shuttle during the launch phase. In response to this requirement, Neptec Design Group developed the Laser Camera System in 14 months; the LCS made its first mission in July 2005 on NASA's STS-114 Return to Flight shuttle mission and was a mandatory system for subsequent shuttle missions. The LCS was part of a larger sensor system, installed on a 50-foot boom extension that provided additional reach for the Remote Manipulator System.

This Orbiter Boom Sensor System was used to inspect areas of the shuttle that were not visible to the astronauts inside. The LCS was used to characterize the underside of the shuttle while in orbit. While looking at the shuttle's tiles and panels from the height of a first story window, Neptec's scanner was able to detect cracks less than a millimeter thick; because it was a 3D scanner, it was able to measure the depth of cracks or holes that were found. The scanner sent these measurements to Earth where the data was analyzed in detail by Neptec engineers in NASA's Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas. During STS-114, critical on-orbit data was processed and in the hands of the Space Shuttle mission managers within an hour of being collected on orbit. Neptec's LCS continued to fly as an operational part of the OBSS on the remaining Space Shuttle Missions. Neptec LCS Missions

Wayland High School

Wayland High School is in Wayland, Massachusetts, U. S, its principal is Mrs. Allyson Mizoguchi; as of the 2014–2015 school year, there are 850 students, under its designed operating capacity of 950. In 2009, Wayland voters approved a new, $70.8 million, three-building campus that replaced the old one. Construction of the new school was completed at the end of November 2011, occupancy by the student body began January 3, 2012. In February 2012, with the exception of the Field House, all of the original high school buildings were demolished. In the 1950s, like many other suburban towns, had grown a great deal in terms of population. With this new wave of residents came many well-educated individuals: doctors, businessmen, who wanted an education for their children, parallel to their own experiences; this factor, combined with the high school's lack of space to accommodate the large number of students and the insistence from the School Building Committee that the town take action, led to the construction of the old school.

In his 1957 annual report, superintendent Edward J. Anderson cited Sputnik as the reason why math and science were receiving more attention in the U. S. Anderson pressed for the town to pay more taxes for the school's construction. In a letter from The Wayland-Weston Town Crier, he said, "Because of spiraling costs, all we're doing now educationally is holding our own and hanging on to what we have. At this rate we're not going to make any dramatic improvements, and yet, the taxes we pay for our schools are high enough."The Town Crier added, Cambridge Consultants, Inc. of Boston, educational consultants, were hired to help the town determine what educational changes and structural changes were needed to make the new high school better than the last. Wayland High School's old open campus was designed by Herbert Gallagher and John "Chip" Harkness of The Architects' Collaborative, who were hired by the Town of Wayland in January 1958; the School Building Committee interviewed 10 architectural firms before making its decision.

Construction was carried out by the N. D. C. Construction Company Inc. headed by James Cazanas, a resident of Wayland. Another construction company, Post Products, Inc. headed by J. O. Post, provided the acoustical tiles for the school; the groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 25, 1959. Said Cazanas of the project in The Town Crier, "I was much upset when I saw the plans for the High School... The plans, for a series of single story buildings, seemed to contradict all the usual rules of economic construction. On top of this, a circular field house: circular, on both horizontal and vertical planes." Despite his surprise of the High School's structure, Cazanas was confident of the school's innovation: "There won't be another school anywhere around like this one... There is so much there to interest everyone that it will be a center of activities in Wayland as well as a High School." He claimed, "This site is a contractor's dream. I don't expect to see another like it." The Town Crier noted how the project was the "cheapest per square foot building his company built since the war."

The High School was expected to accommodate 900 students and be able to expand to address the needs of as many as 1200 students. The constructors first poured the concrete for the floors and the roofs on top afterwards, separating the two with a separating membrane, they jacked up the roofs. When the old high school opened in the fall of 1960, it was hailed for its innovative design; the school consisted of six buildings, five of which were academic centers for math and science, social studies and business and language, physical education. The last building housed the cafeteria, administrative offices, the guidance office. There were many aspects of the architecture of the campus that were fascinating to the public. For one, the physical education building, or the field house, was a circular structure with a domed roof. Inside, the field house was furnished with a basketball dirt track. On the sides were areas separated by walls for weightlifting and other such activities; the field house, with its collapsible bleachers, could be converted to accommodate school assemblies or town meetings and was used for these purposes.

In addition to the field house, there were three large lecture rooms at Wayland High School which were tiered in the style of amphitheaters. The idea of a campus for the high school helped to cut down on costs. With each square foot of the school costing $12.40, Wayland managed to complete its old high school for about $2,300,000. Construction, including architectural fees and furnishings, came to $1,754,187, around $45,000 less than expected; the money saved allowed the school to install playing fields. The costs saved can be attributed to the advanced thinking on the part of the architects and the chairman of the School Building Committee, Allan R. Finlay; the materials used and the structure of the school helped the town use its money more effectively. The reason why most of the school had only one story is because a study in Connecticut found that schools with 800 or less students were more efficient with only one level. While it awaited the completion of the new school, the town began to implement the system of team teaching in 1959, the year preceding the new high school's opening.

It became one of the first schools nationwide to do so. The team teaching system grouped teachers according to area of academics

Peter Scheithauer

"Peter Scheithauer" is a French guitar player and founder of Temple of Brutality, Killing Machine and played for Joey Belladonna on the Spells of Fear album. Endorsed by Epiphone guitars, Scheithauer played and/or recorded with members of Kiss, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, W. A. S. P. Anthrax, Yngwie Malmsteen and Accept among others. Peter Scheithauer comes from the famous GIT in Los Angeles. Peter Scheithauer is the founder and composer for the bands Stream, Killing Machine, Temple of Brutality and Last Temptation. Last Temptation will release an album in 2019 via Ear Music Worldwide and has a stellar lists of guests on the record and live, they announced Hellfest for 2019 with more dates to be announced through the year. Last Temptation is getting ready for a 2020 tour and festival appearances. ITM signed the band under management and a new album is in progress. Stream: Stream ADN Music Take it or Leave it Koch Nothing is Sacred USG/EastWest Stream Musea Chasin' the Dragon MausoleumBelladonna: Spells of Fear USG/EaswestKilling Machine: Killing Machine Candlelight Metalmorphosis Mausoleum Chapter One Axe Killer Path of Destruction TBATemple of Brutality: Lethal Agenda DemolitionMVP: Crossing the Line, Marquee Inc.

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