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Peoples Energy

Peoples Energy was the former name of a holding company whose main revenues came from its regulated gas utility subsidiaries, Peoples Gas and the North Shore Gas Company. In February 2007, the Peoples Energy Corporation merged with Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Wisconsin Public Service Corporation to form the Integrys Energy Group. Established in 1849, in Chicago, Peoples Gas today is the natural gas delivery supplier to 830,000 residential and industrial customers in Chicago area. Peoples Gas has 1,500 employees. Services provided to customers and maintenance of 4,300 miles of natural gas main is the primary function of 850 field and support employees, represented by the Gas Workers Union, Local 18007. Established in 1900, North Shore Gas today is the natural gas delivery supplier to 158,000 residential and industrial customers in 54 communities in the northeastern-suburban area of Chicago. In 1931, Chicago was connected with Texas via the Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, a 980-mile natural gas pipeline, co-owned by Peoples.

In February 2008, the Illinois Commerce Commission granted a controversial Peoples Gas/North Shore Gas request for a customer delivery rate increase. The approval, settled at $71 million, was expected to increase the average monthly customer gas bill by $7, or 4% to 5%. Peoples Gas/North Shore Gas, citing in part it had not filed for an increase in 12 years sought a $102.5 million delivery rate increase in this proceeding. Other Integrys subsidiaries include Peoples Energy Resources Company, LLC, Peoples Energy Services Corporation, Peoples Energy Production Company and Peoples District Energy Corporation, providing services in the oil and gas production, natural gas power generation, midstream services, retail energy services industries. Integrys owns and operates regulated and non-regulated energy businesses in Michigan and Wisconsin. Peoples Gas North Shore Gas

Michael Mauldin (producer)

Michael T. Mauldin is an American entertainment industry executive, he serves as live event producer and CEO of Scream Nation, a concert tour joint venture with Live Nation Entertainment. He is a former President of Columbia Records Urban Division and former Senior Vice President of Columbia Records Group, a talent manager, is the father of recording artist/producer/songwriter Jermaine Dupri, he is founder and President of Mauldin Brand, Inc. a multi-dimensional entertainment company focused on music, artist management, music publishing, corporate endorsements. In addition, Mauldin founded Next Generation of Leaders, a community and education-driven leadership program; the program focuses on 12 codes of leadership, includes town hall meetings to foster dialogue between teens and adults to learn from and empower each other. He helped Jermaine Dupri establish his record label So So Def Recordings and was influential in helping the label's artists achieve worldwide acclaim. Mauldin is the executive producer of albums including JE Heartbreak II by Jagged Edge, Uncovered/Covered, Things That Lovers Do by Kenny Lattimore, Comin' from Where I'm From: Live & More by Anthony Hamilton, Beware of Dog, Doggy Bag, Heartthrobs Live by Bow Wow, Jump/Lil Boys in Da Hood by Kris Kross, Off the Hook by Xscape, 12 Soulful Nights of Christmas, Like Mike.

Born and raised in Murphy, North Carolina, Mauldin left Murphy for Atlanta, Georgia. Beginning in 1976, Mauldin helmed a successful tour management business, with acts including Brick, The S. O. S. Band, Sister Sledge, Wind & Fire, Anita Baker, Luther Vandross; as President of Columbia Records, he directed the early careers of Destiny’s Child and Alicia Keys, oversaw numerous multi-platinum releases from artists including Maxwell, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Nas. Official website Michael Mauldin discography credits as executive producer/producer, direction at AllMusic.com Michael Mauldin on IMDb

Kvutzat Kinneret

Kvutzat Kinneret is a kibbutz in northern Israel founded in 1913. Located to the southwest of the Sea of Galilee near Tiberias and next to Moshavat Kinneret, it falls under the jurisdiction of Emek HaYarden Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 687; the name Kinneret derives from an ancient Canaanite town close to the northern end of the lake's western shore. According to the Hebrew Bible, the town of Kinneret was part of the allotment of the tribe of Naphtali; the site of the modern kibbutz was also part of Naphtali, or of Issachar or Zebulun. In the Bible, the Sea of Galilee is called Yam Kinneret, lit. Sea of Kinneret. Kvutzat Kinneret, like Degania Alef, evolved from the agricultural training farm founded in 1908 known as Havat Kinneret or Hatzer Kinneret; the kvutza, or'group', was established within the Kinneret Farm in 1913 by a small number of idealistic pioneers who believed in the communal way of life and sharing all material goods. In 1929, the group settled at their permanent location higher up the hill.

Kinneret is the only kibbutz west of the Jordan River that settled on the rocky slopes rather than the valley. Beekeeping and the sale of honey were among the earliest economic branches; the early settlers found that the dates were of inferior quality. In the 1930s, 75,000 high-quality date palm saplings were smuggled out of Iraq aboard a ship heading for Italy; the cargo was transported across the Shatt al-Arab waterway to the Iranian side, from there through the Suez Canal to Cyprus, where it was put on board a ship to Haifa. To the east of the kibbutz, across the road from the restored Kinneret Farm, is the historic Kinneret Cemetery where many pioneers and leaders of the Labour movement are buried, among them Berl Katznelson, Nachman Syrkin, Rachel Bluwstein, Ber Borochov, Moses Hess, Avraham Herzfeld and Shmuel Stoller; the first person buried in the cemetery was Menachem Shmulevich-Shmueli in 1911. The Motor House was constructed in 1910 to house a water pump used to draw water for irrigation.

The Motor House is located at the base of the hill, among Kinneret's orchards and fields, across the road from the Yardenit baptismal site. Shaul Avigur, one of the founders of the Israeli Intelligence Community Liel Kolet, pop singer Shlomo Lavi, Zionist activist and politician Naomi Shemer, the "First Lady of Israeli song and poetry" Shmuel Stoller, agronomist, co-founder of the kibbutz, Israel Prize laureate Second Aliyah, 1904-1914 Jewish emigration wave to the Land of Israel Yardenit, Christian baptism site established by Kvutzat Kinneret on the River Jordan

Franklin's gull

Franklin's gull is a small gull. The genus name Leucophaeus is from Ancient Greek leukos, "white", phaios, "dusky"; the specific pipixcan is a Nahuatl name for a type of gull. It breeds in adjacent states of the northern United States, it is a migratory bird, wintering in Argentina, the Caribbean and Peru. The summer adult's body is white and its back and wings are much darker grey than all other gulls of similar size except the larger laughing gull; the wings have black tips with an adjacent white band. The bill and legs are red; the black hood of the breeding adult is lost in winter. Young birds have less developed hoods and lack the white wing band, they take three years to reach maturity. Although the bird is uncommon on the coasts of North America, it occurs as a rare vagrant to northwest Europe and west Africa and Japan, with a single record from Eilat, Israel, in 2011, a single record from Larnaca, July 2006. At the beginning of 2017 has been observed in Southern Romania, southeast Europe, they are omnivores like most gulls, they will scavenge as well as seeking suitable small prey.

In the spring, on rivers such as the Bow River large groups will float with the current, sipping the emerging insect hatch. The behaviour includes floating through a particular stretch and returning to the same section; the birds breed in colonies near prairie lakes with the nest constructed on the ground, or sometimes floating. The two or three eggs are incubated for about three weeks; the bird was named after the Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, who led an 1823 expedition in which the first specimen of Franklin's gull was taken. "Franklin's gull media". Internet Bird Collection. Franklin's Gull Species Account – Cornell Lab of Ornithology Franklin's Gull - Larus pipixcan – USGS Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter Stamps with Americas' RangeMap Franklin's gull photo gallery at VIREO Franklin's Gull article photo 1 of 3 write-up and photos

CANT Z.505

The CANT Z.505 was a prototype trimotor transport flying boat built by CANT in the 1930s. In 1934 the airline Ala Littoria issued a specification for the supply of a new scheduled seaplane to be used on its commercial routes by sea; the CRDA took part in the competition with a project entrusted to the engineer Filippo Zappata who designed a low-wing monoplane, a three-engine with boot configuration, moving away from the central hull configuration typical of the CNT/CANT production until then. The first flight took place on 10 July 1935. Tests of the aircraft revealed insufficient engine power, unable to provide design characteristics; the aircraft was paid attention to by assigning the registration number MM.268 to it. Not having achieved good performance from the seaplane, the company decided to test the Z.505 on a conventional wheeled chassis. Held in parallel with the CANT Z.1011, tests showed that in this form the aircraft would not cause any interest among customers. The Z.505 was used as a mail-plane from 1936, having receiving the registration number I-ZAPP.

In 1938, it was transferred to Comando Aeronautica dell Egeo where it was used as the personal aircraft of the governor Cesare Maria de Vecchi, where the aircraft was operated until the summer of 1941. Data from Airwar:CANT Z.505, Italian Civil and Military Aircraft 1930–1945General characteristics Crew: 4 Capacity: 8 passengers or mail freight Length: 18.75 m Wingspan: 28.3 m Height: 7.5 m Empty weight: 8,170 kg Gross weight: 12,794 kg Powerplant: 3 × Isotta Fraschini Asso XI R.2C.16 V-12 liquid-cooled piston engines, 630 kW each Propellers: 2-bladed variable-pitch propellersPerformance Maximum speed: 325 km/h Cruise speed: 290 km/h Range: 3,500 km Service ceiling: 5,000 m Related lists List of seaplanes and amphibious aircraft

P. K. Gurudasan

P. K. Gurudasan is an Indian politician, trade unionist, a member of Communist Party of India, he was the Minister for Labour and Employment in the Government of Kerala headed by VS Achuthananthan between 2006 and 2011. He represents the Kollam Assembly constituency in the Kerala Legislative Assembly, he is the State President of Centre of Indian Trade Unions and a member of Central Committee of CPI. Gurudasan earlier served as the General Secretary of Kerala State unit of CITU. Gurudasn was born to Yesodha on 10 July 1935 at Paravur in Kollam district. After completing his school and college education Gurudasan joined in the communist party at a young age, he was jailed during the Emergency period for 19 months in Poojappura Central Prison. List of Kerala ministers P. K. Gurudasan denies AITUC allegations