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Paolo Fresu

Paolo Fresu is an Italian jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player, as well as a composer and arranger of music. Born in Berchidda, Sardinia, he picked up the trumpet at the age of 11, played in the band Bernardo de Muro in his home town Berchidda. Fresu graduated from the Conservatory of Cagliari in 1984, in trumpet studies under Enzo Morandini, attended the University of Bologna School of music and performing arts in Bologna, he has taught at the Siena Jazz National Seminars, as well as jazz university courses in Terni, is the director of Nuoro Jazz Seminars in Nuoro, Italy. Fresu composes music for theatre, dance, radio and film. In 2007, he toured with Carla Bley's quartet, the Lost Chords. In 2011, he released Mistico Mediterraneo, which featured him, Daniele di Bonaventura and five other members playing bandoneons in A Filetta style. In 2012, his quintet performed at the Sirifort Auditorium, New Delhi, India, to celebrate 10 years of the Italian culture center there. 1987 Mamut: Music for a Mime 1989 Opale with Francesco Tattara, Furio Di Castri 1991 Umiliani Jazz Family with Piero Umiliani 1993 Contos with Furio Di Castri, John Taylor 1995 Palatino with Aldo Romano, Michel Benita, Glenn Ferris 1995 Mythscapes with Furio Di Castri, Jon Balke, Pierre Favre 1996 The Hands with Flavio Piras, Furio Di Castri, Antonello Salis 1997 Wanderlust 1998 Palatino Tempo with Aldo Romano, Michel Benita, Glenn Ferris 1998 Condaghes with Jacques Pellen, Erik Marchand 1998 Things Left Behind with Iridescente Ensemble 1999 Metamorfosi 1999 Shades of Chet with Enrico Rava 2001 Porgy and Bess with Orchestra Jazz Della Sardegna 2001 Heartland with David Linx, Diederik Wissels 2002 Kind of Porgy & Bess 2003 Scores 2006 Homescape with Nguyen Le, Dhafer Youssef 2007 Mare Nostrum with Richard Galliano, Jan Lundgren 2008 Le Fresiadi 2009 Jazzitaliano Live 2009 2011 Alma with Omar Sosa 2012 Birth of the Cool 2013 Vinodentro 2014 Brass Bang! with Steven Bernstein, Gianluca Petrella, Marcus Rojas 2015 The Whistleblowers with David Linx, Diederik Wissels 2016 Mare Nostrum II with Richard Galliano, Jan Lundgren 2016 Eros with Omar Sosa, Jaques Morelenbaum, Natacha Atlas 2016 Around Tuk 2017 Danse Memoire, Danse 2019 Mare Nostrum with Richard Galliano, Jan Lundgren With Joe Barbieri Origami, With Carla Bley The Lost Chords find Paolo Fresu With Daniele di Bonaventura Mistico Mediterraneo, In maggiore, With Uri Caine Things Two Minuettos With Lars Danielsson Summerwind With Aldo Romano Ritual With Ralph Towner Chiaroscuro List of jazz arrangers Paolo Fresu's official site

The Vengeance of Pancho Villa

The Vengeance of Pancho Villa is a 1967 Spanish Western film directed by José María Elorrieta, scored by Federico Contreras and starred by John Ericson, Nuria Torray and Gustavo Rojo. Nuria Torray as María John Ericson as Don Diego Alvarado/Diego Owens Mara Cruz as Vera Stevens Gustavo Rojo as General Urbina Juan Antonio Peral as Juárez Fernando Curiel as Chaves Reginal Guilliams as Salas Guillermo Méndez as Camacho José Luis Lluch as Mudo Regina de Julián as Juana Rosa Girón as Rosita Mario Losier Beatriz Savón as a Cantina Girl Pastor Serrador as Manuel Sierra Antonio Jiménez Escribano as Colonel Hidalgo James Philbrook as Sheriff of Cerezo Ricardo Palacios as Pancho Villa The Vengeance of Pancho Villa on IMDb

Ilhéu de Sal Rei

Ilhéu de Sal Rei is an uninhabited islet near the coast of Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde. It is located 1 km southwest of the island capital Sal Rei, its area is 89 ha and its highest point is 27 m. The islet has exposed basaltic and limestone rock, there are sandy beaches in sheltered areas; the entire islet is a natural monument. The headland Ponta de Escuma is the islet's westernmost point. A narrow strait to its northeast separates it from Boa Vista island by 500 to 600 meters. On the southern tip of the island, the ruined Portuguese fort Duque de Bragança is situated; the island has a lighthouse named Ponta de Escuma, built in 1888, consisted of a concrete staircase 5 metres high with the light on the top. The current light is a cylindrical metal mast 7.9 metres high with lantern. According to the NGA the light is still active, has a solar power unit and emits five flashes white or red depending from the direction in a twenty seconds period visible up to 11 nautical miles. List of lighthouses in Cape Verde

India–Niger relations

India–Niger relations refers to the international relations that exist between India and Niger. Niger condemned China and supported India during the Sino-Indian War in 1962. India opened its embassy in Niamey in May 2009, the first resident Indian Ambassador to Niger assumed office in August 2010. Niger opened its embassy in New Delhi in November 2011, the first resident Ambassador of Niger to India assumed office in January 2012. Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou, a delegation of 6 ministers, visited India from 27–30 October 2015. Issoufou met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28 October, expressed his desire to expand relations between the two nations. No Indian Prime Minister or President has visited Niger, but several Cabinet ministers have visited the country. Bilateral trade between India and Niger totaled US$80.48 million in 2015-16, with the balance of trade overwhelming in India's favour. Indian exports to Niger totaled $80.16 million while imports accounted for just $320,000.

The main commodities exported from India to Niger are cereals and other edible items, cotton, electrical machinery and equipment, plastics. India's primary imports from Niger are raw hides and skins, lead. Bilateral trade figures do not reflect the total trade between the two countries, as several Nigerien businessmen purchase Indian goods and products from Dubai. India provides economic assistance to Niger in healthcare and agriculture, as well as technical assistance and food aid. In September 2005, India supplied free medicines to Niger, it provided the Niger government with 100 computers and 100 printers in 2012 in an capacity building effort. The Indian government has supplied television cameras and laptops to Niger's television and radio broadcasting industry. India has extended several lines of credit to Niger. In July 2005, India provided $17 million for the procurement of buses, tractors, flour mills and motor pumps. In July 2008, another LOC worth $20 million was provided to develop power supply and electrification in Niger.

Another two LOCs worth $34.50 million were provided in June 2013 for the solar electrification of 50 villages in Niger, the establishment of a solar power plant. In January 2014, India extended an LOC of $25 million to construct drinking water supply facilities for semi-urban and rural communities. An LOC of $30 million was provided in 2016 for urban solid waste management in Niamey. Niger is a part of India's Pan-African e-Network project. Citizens of Niger are eligible for scholarships under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations; as of December 2016, 150 Indian citizens reside in Niger, most of whom are engaged in trading and the hospitality sector

The Pusher (film)

The Pusher is a 1960 American crime film directed and co-produced by Gene Milford and written by Harold Robbins. The film stars Robert Lansing, Felice Orlandi, Douglas Rodgers and Sloan Simpson; the film was released by United Artists. Kathy Carlyle as Laura Robert Lansing as Steve Carella Felice Orlandi as The Pusher Douglas Rodgers as Lt. Peter Byrne Sloan Simpson as Harriet Byrne Sara Amman as María Hernández Jim Boles as Newspaper vendor John Astin as Detective Beatrice Pons as Mrs. Hernandez Ernesto Gonzales as Ernesto John Fostini as Harry David Ford as Detective Kling William Doerner as Patrolman Genero Antonio Obregon as Shoeshine boy Jeno Mate as Bartender Lee Jones as Young man Donna Maran as Gert Joanna Merlin as Shoeshine boy's mother The Pusher on IMDb

Teenbeat Club

The Teenbeat Club was a Paradise, nightclub, believed to be the first in the U. S. that catered to teenagers. The club, located at 4416 Paradise Road, was opened in 1962 by Steve Miller and Keith Austin, both 19 at the time and Las Vegas High School graduates, where they had been members of the 1962 Las Vegas High School Broadcasting Club; the club's marquee was built by Las Vegas neon sign maker Bill Gulbranson. The Teenbeat Club ceased operation in 1968; the original building still stands, now as an adult topless cabaret. Steve Miller served as a Las Vegas City Council member from 1987 to 1991, was inducted by the Nevada Broadcasters Association into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1998. Keith Austin relocated to Santa Barbara, where he continues his career in the recording industry as Executive Producer and Host of the Rock Files; the club grew out of the weekend dance concerts Miller and Austin promoted starting in 1961, featuring live KLAS Radio broadcasts from the Knights of Columbus Hall and the National Guard Armory in Downtown Las Vegas.

The broadcasts featured a local, surf music-influenced band. When the Teenbeat Club opened the Teenbeats were the house band, featuring vocalist and rhythm guitarist Don Frassa, lead guitarist Larry Chernoff, bassist Lyle Smith, drummer Gary Karr, Jim Logue on tenor sax. Elliot Lieb had played drums for the Checkmates and the Teenbeats prior to Gary Karr joining the group. In 1961 and 1962, the Teenbeats recorded two 45 RPM records: their first as the "Nevegan's" on the X-P-A-N-D-E-D label, titled "Russian Roulette" b/w "One Armed Bandit". A third record, "Surf Bound" b/w "Mr. Moto", was recorded as "The Teenbeats" on Teenbeat Records in 1962. An LP compilation album of the 1962 KLAS Radio broadcasts, Surf Bound, was released on Norton Records in 1991; the Teenbeats/Teen-Beats/Nevegan's three 45 RPM records' labels are shown on the cover jacket. Miller and Austin co-produced 45 RPM singles from 1962 to 1966, first pressing them with the "Teenbeat Records" label and in 1966, with the "Teenbeat Club Records" label.

In 1962, Teenbeat Records was located at Las Vegas. The first Teenbeat Records single was recorded in 1962 by the Teenbeats, titled "Surf Bound", written by Larry Chernoff. In 1966, Miller and Austin co-produced two other 45 RPM singles on Teenbeat Club Records: "It's Your Time" backed with "Little Girl" by The Weeds, a local Las Vegas band. In the mid-1960s, three LP albums were recorded live at the Teenbeat Club on La Brea/Sutton Records: The Goldtones, Live! At The Teenbeat Club In Las Vegas!, featuring Randy Seol, Wayne Purvis, Ken Naylor, Al Doss, Mike Peters, Steve Green and Cindy Mac. The Lords, a local rhythm & blues band featuring Fred Cole sharing lead vocals with electric organist Hans Grebner and guitarist John Acquina, played the Teenbeat Club in 1964 and 1965, as did the Coachmen, featuring lead vocalist and saxophonist Michael Wesley Dean, guitarist Matt Hyde, guitarist Jay Donnellan, bassist Terry Johnson and drummer James Kehn; the Weeds were frequent performers at the Teenbeat Club from 1965 through 1966, featuring Fred Cole, a vocalist and songwriter, who gained success in the Portland-based bands King Bee, The Rats, Dead Moon and Pierced Arrows.

Other members of The Weeds were lead guitarist Ed Bowen, rhythm guitarists Ron Buzzell and Dennis Wynne, bassist Bob Atkins, drummer Tim Rockson. The years 1966 and 1967 saw a renaissance of local Las Vegas electric rock, folk rock and blues bands in the Las Vegas Valley. Scatter Blues played the Teenbeat Club which featured vocalist and blues harpist Piers Munro and rhythm guitarist Bill Rosevear, rhythm guitarist Jerry Lyman, bassists Scott Devitte, Brent Alverson and Bob Lucero. Other appearing local bands appearing at the Teenbeat Club in the mid-1960s were the Present Tense, featuring vocalist Christopher Michael Hallman, bassist Michael P. Selinsky, lead guitarist Bob Lilley, Jr. rhythm guitarist John McDonnell, electric pianist Dennis Prell, drummers John Baker and Jim Gannon. The Little People, London Fog, the Free Circus performed in the final year of the Teenbeat Club, 1968. Southern California surf rock bands which played the Teenbe