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Pete La Roca

Pete La Roca was an American jazz drummer. Born and raised in Harlem by a pianist mother and a stepfather who played trumpet, he was introduced to jazz by his uncle Kenneth Bright, a major shareholder in Circle Records and the manager of rehearsal spaces above the Lafayette Theater. Sims learned percussion in Public School, at the High School of Music and Art, at the City College of New York, where he played tympani in the CCNY Orchestra, he adopted the name La Roca early in his musical career when he played timbales for six years in Latin bands. In 1957 Max Roach became aware of him while jamming at Birdland and recommended him to Sonny Rollins; as drummer of Rollins' trio on the afternoon set at the Village Vanguard on November 3 he became part of the important record A Night at the Village Vanguard. In 1959 he recorded with Jackie McLean and in a quartet with Tony Scott, Bill Evans and Jimmy Garrison. Besides Garrison he joined with bassists who played in the Bill Evans Trio Scott LaFaro and Steve Swallow, accompanied pianists like Steve Kuhn, Don Friedman and Paul Bley.

Between the end of the 1950s and 1968 he played with Slide Hampton, the John Coltrane Quartet, Marian McPartland, Art Farmer, Freddie Hubbard, Mose Allison, Charles Lloyd, among others, as well as leading his own group and working as the house drummer at the Jazz Workshop in Boston, Massachusetts. During this period, he twice recorded as leader, firstly on Basra and on Turkish Women at the Bath issued as Bliss under pianist Chick Corea's name on Muse. In 1968 he stopped taking side-man gigs, only accepted work as a band leader. La Roca began earning a living by driving a taxi cab in New York City, attended law school at New York University; when his second album as leader, Turkish Women at the Bath, was released under Chick Corea's name without La Roca's consent, La Roca filed and argued a lawsuit against Douglas Records, the erroneously-labeled records were recalled. He returned to jazz in 1979, recorded one new album as a leader, Swing Time. Basra Turkish Women at the Bath Swingtime With Anamari Anamari With Bill Barron Modern Windows With Paul Bley Footloose!

With Rocky Boyd Ease It With Jaki Byard Hi-Fly With Sonny Clark My Conception Sonny Clark Quintets a.k.a. Cool Struttin' Volume 2 With Johnny Coles Little Johnny C With Ted Curson Plenty of Horn With Art Farmer To Sweden with Love with Jim Hall Sing Me Softly of the Blues With the Don Friedman Trio Circle Waltz with Scott LaFaro Scott LaFaro – Pieces of Jade With Slide Hampton Slide Hampton and His Horn of Plenty Sister Salvation Somethin' Sanctified With Joe Henderson Page One Our Thing With Freddie Hubbard Blue Spirits The Night of the Cookers With the Steve Kuhn Trio 1960 with Scott LaFaro The Country & Western Sound Of Jazz Pianos with Toshiko Akiyoshi Three Waves with Steve Swallow Sing Me Softly of the Blues with George MrazWith Booker Little Booker Little and Friend With Charles Lloyd Of Course, of Course Nirvana Charles Lloyd - Live at Slugs' With Jackie McLean New Soil Bluesnik With Helen Merrill and Dick Katz The Feeling Is Mutual With J. R. Monterose The Message With Sonny Rollins A Night at the Village Vanguard St Thomas – Sonny Rollins Trio in Stockholm 1959 With George Russell The Outer View With Tony Scott Gypsy Golden Moments with Bill Evans and Jimmy Garrison I'll Remember.

Pete LaRoca Sims Discography at www. JazzDiscography.com Pete La Roca at AllMusic

Makhmud Esambayev

Makhmud Alisultanovich Esambayev was a Russian actor and dancer. Makhmud was regarded as one of the most famous dancers of the Soviet Union. Makhmud was born in Starye Atagi, U. S. S. R to Soviet parents; when he was a child, his father would take him to village weddings. At the age of fifteen, Makhmud joined the Chechen-Ingush Song and Dance Company, at nineteen, he joined the operetta theater of Pyatigorsk, where he would give concerts to Red Army troops fighting in the Second World War. In 1944, he was deported along with other chechen people during the Deportation of the Chechens and Ingush, an ethnic cleansing of Chechen and Ingush people by the Soviet forces. Years Makhmud joined the Kyrgyz theater of opera and ballet as a soloist, where he played the lead role in productions of Swan Lake, The Fountain of Bakhchisarai and The Sleeping Beauty. Makhmud was elected more than once to the Supreme Soviet of the Chechen-Ingush ASSR, the Russian SFSR, the Soviet Union. Makhmud was known for always wearing his papakha hat, calling it "my crown" and not removing it when meeting with a head of state.

His papakha made an unparalleled and conspicuous presence on the floor of the Soviet legislature. On noticing it, the Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev would murmur that "Makhmud is here, it's time to call the session open."Makhmud died of natural causes on January 7, 2000. He was a recipient of People's Artist of the Soviet Union awards. Hero of Socialist Labour with the gold medal "Hammer and Sickle". I Will Dance Swan Lake The Sannikov Land Upright Magic At the World's Limit International Upright Magic Rip Chechnya Free.ru Article on Makhmud Esambayev Makhmud Esambayev on IMDb Kinox.ru Biographical Data

Oliver Vernon Aplin

Oliver Vernon Aplin was a British ornithologist. Aplin was born in Bodicote, the son of solicitor Benjamin W. Aplin and Barbara Aplin, he was educated in Leamington Spa, but lived the rest of his life in Oxfordshire, with a keen interest in the natural history of the area. He published a number of papers and notes on British birds those of Oxfordshire and the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales. In 1892, he published a list of the birds in Banbury with his two brothers, Frederick C. Aplin and Rev. Benjamin D'Oyley Aplin, he contributed annual reports on the ornithology of Oxfordshire to The Zoologist from 1894 until the journal ceased publication in 1916. He is best known as the author of the Birds of Oxfordshire, published in 1889, he was elected a member of the British Ornithologists' Union in 1888. He made a number of trips abroad during the 1890s, visiting Switzerland with William Warde Fowler in 1891 and collecting in Uruguay, Eastern Algeria and north Norway. Birds of Oxfordshire. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

1889. OCLC 4413840

Daniel LalĂ­n

Héctor Daniel Lalín known as Daniel Lalín, is an Argentine businessman and accountant with close ties to the ruling Kirchner family. He was the president of Racing Club, a professional sports club based in the Avellaneda district of Buenos Aires, from 1995 to 1999, is a major figure in the Argentine oil business. Born around 1950, Lalín was a member of the youth wing of the Peronist left. In 1999, as head of Racing, he described himself as still being “ideologically” a member of Montonero, despite all his wealth and success. In the mid 1970s, Lalín was Dean of the Faculty of Economics at the National University of Lomas de Zamora, he served as treasurer of the city of Buenos Aires during the administration of Carlos Grosso. During his term as city treasurer, Lalín and his old friend Daniel Peralta, who at the time was the director of Argentina's central bank and a close friend of Argentinian president Néstor Kirchner, won oil exploration leases from the Kirchner government, despite not having any experience in that field required under Argentine law.

Prior to his election as president of Racing Club, Lalín pursued a “successful career in real estate and construction.” Lalín was president of Racing Club known as Racing Club de Avellaneda or as Racing, from 1995 to 1999. The club was the favorite of President Néstor Kirchner. During his years at Racing Club, according to one source, Lalín became part of a social circle that included “Menemistas” Daniel Vila and José Luis Manzano and “‘K’ front men” Cristóbal López and Lázaro Báez. During Lalín's tenure, Racing Club experienced a financial crisis; some sources described him as the latest in a series of incompetent and/or corrupt presidents of Racing Club, suggesting that his purchase of several expensive top-level players precipitated the crisis. According to Newsweek, the major factor in Racing Club's financial decline was the fact that it had, under Lalín, “stopped developing young talent in favor of recruiting high-priced stars – using peculiar financing.” Newsweek noted that Lalín himself was Racing's biggest creditor, having “pumped $2.5 million of his own money into Racing to keep it afloat, sometimes in exchange for rights to players.”In 1998, Lalín, a priest, some 500 fans took part in an elaborate “exorcism” ceremony with the intention of banishing evil spirits from Racing Club.

“We are uniting Roman Catholicism with Racingism,” Lalín explained. “It is an act of faith. The same faith displayed by the fans who stoically go to the stadium every Sunday.”Lalín filed for bankruptcy on behalf of Racing Club on July 10, 1998. When he announced the bankruptcy, fans reacted with outrage; some hurled stones at him, one person threw a drum at him, causing an injury to his nose. More than 1500 fans “called for his head.” He defended the bankruptcy, calling it “the best way out.” On July 13, 1998, Judge Enrique Gorostegui declared Racing bankrupt. On March 4, 1999, the Court of Appeals of La Plata ordered the immediate liquidation of all of Racing's assets. Racing, it was announced, had “ceased to exist.” On May 5, 1999, Lalín and his executive committee submitted their resignations. At the time Lalín left the club, it had $62 million in debts, 200 judgments against it, 3 million pesos in liens. After the club went bankrupt, it was bailed out by the Kirchner government. On October 6, 1999, prosecutor Manuel Barreiro issued arrest warrants for Lalín and former Racing presidents Osvaldo Otero and Juan De Stéfano in connection with charges of mismanagement.

Lalín was taken into custody, he and De Stéfano spent 14 days in detention in a police station in Lanús. The charges against him were dropped and he was released. In November 2000, De Stéfano claimed on a Fox Sports program that during the time he and Lalín had been in jail together, Lalín had told him that the dismissal of charges against him, Lalín, had “cost him 200 thousand dollars.” De Stéfano described Lalín's acquittal as an example of the importance of political favors in “the city of Buenos Aires, the palace of corruption.” Otero said of Lalín that high-level “radical leaders” were “doing everything possible to save him.” De Stéfano blamed both Lalín and Otero for the bankruptcy of Racing Club, which he called “a scam, a lie, a disgrace.” De Stéfano claimed that “the club is run by scoundrels,” and urged the judge in the case to conduct a serious investigation that would drive “the Mafia” out of Racing management. Lalín himself declared personal bankruptcy in 1998 following a request by former Racing coach Carlos Babington, to whom he owed $600,000.

They had worked out a payment deal but Lalín had reneged on it. Critics claimed that he accused him of fraudulent management, it was noted that he had “nothing to his name” and held all his assets through companies. “Fiscally he doesn’t exist,” an attorney stated. After leaving Racing Club, Lalín entered the oil business and became successful in a short period. A 2001 U. S. Senate report stated that Lalín had engaged in player transactions through Mercado Abierto SA and MA – House Exchange, both subsidiaries of the Cayman Islands-based Grupo Mercado Abierto, owned by three Lalín associates, Miguel Iribarne, Aldo Ducler, Hector Scasserra; the Senate report linked Group Mercado Abierto to the Juarez drug cartel and identified it as a vehicle for laundering bribes and drug-trafficking profits. When Lalín filed a lawsuit in 2004 in Uruguay against businessman Adrián Troche, on a matter involving player transactions, only to withdraw the suit shortly thereafter, a Uruguayan news source suggested that he had withdrawn it because he realized that he would have had to explain to the Uruguayan judiciary why his payments in the transactions in question had been made through Grupo Mercado Ab

Metu Zuria

Metu Zuria is one of the woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Illubabor Zone, Metu Zuria is bordered on the south by Ale, on the southwest by Bure, on the west by the Kelem Welega Zone, on the north by Darimu, on the northeast by Supena Sodo, on the east by Yayu and on the southeast by Southern Nations and Peoples Region; the former Metu worida was separated for Bilo Nopha and Metu Zuria woredas and Metu Town. Rivers in this woreda include the Sor. A local landmark is the Sor River waterfalls, located 13 kilometers southeast of the town of Metu, near the village of Bechu. Coffee is an important cash crop of Metu. Ethio-Wetland, a non-governmental organization, assisted by funding from the Japanese Embassy, in February 2009 dug 32 hand-dug wells, which increased zonal water supply coverage from 30% to 50%. Further Ethio-Wetland, engaged in water and soil conservation, wetland care, providing seeds and agriculture tools, was completing the digging of five more wells, which would meet the needs of about 2,000 more people.

The 2007 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 61,954, of whom 30,982 were men and 30,972 were women. The majority of the inhabitants were Protestant, with 40.67% of the population reporting they observed this belief, while 30.37% of the population said they practised Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, 28.75% were Moslem. Based on figures published by the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this woreda has an estimated total population of 154,927, of whom 77,565 are men and 77,362 are women. With an estimated area of 1,461.41 square kilometers, Metu has an estimated population density of 106 people per square kilometer, greater than the Zone average of 72.3. The 1994 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 106,294, of whom 52,925 were men and 53,369 women; the three largest ethnic groups reported in Metu were the Oromo, the Amhara, the Tigrayan. Oromiffa was spoken as a first language by 88.49%, 8.92% Amharic, 1.35% Tigrinya. The plurality of the inhabitants professed Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, with 46.89% of the population reporting they practiced that belief, while 35.18% of the population said they were Muslim, 17.5% were Protestant

Charles McNess

Sir Charles McNess was an ironmonger and philanthropist. In 1875 McNess married Maude Metherall in London, he migrated to Western Australia the following year. He was married again in the late 1880s while visiting London, to Annie Elsie Poncy; as a child he worked as an apprentice tinsmith in London. He he traded in scrap metals, came to Australia in his mid-twenties, starting in business in Perth as an ironmonger. In Australia he became a real estate agent and invested in city properties including a warehouse on Wellington Street and several shops on the corner of Hay and Barracks Streets, his properties became valuable. He built McNess Royal Arcade on the corner of Hay Street and Barrack Street in Perth in 1897—this was the first shopping arcade in the city; the property was held in the McNess family until it was sold in 1980. McNess retired in 1915 and henceforth spent much of his time in travelling—particularly to Queensland—and distributing his fortune by giving large subscriptions to patriotic funds and religious bodies.

The State war memorial and Anzac House received funding through his patronage. In 1930 he founded the McNess fund for the distress caused by unemployment, in 1932 gave £20,000 for this purpose, he was knighted by King George V while in London on 29 June 1931. In 1937 he gave about £12,000 to the state government for the construction of a road in memory of his wife, who died in February of that year. Lady McNess Memorial Drive connects Brookton Highway, he built the McNess Hall for the Presbyterian church at Perth. McNess died on 21 June 1938 at the age of 86 at the home of his only son Herbert Fortescue McNess in Woodroyd Street, Mount Lawley. Herbert took over most of the McNess business activities following the death of his father. Charles McNess took little part in public life, his philanthropy was unobtrusive and directed through his close friend, Louis Shapcott, under-secretary to the Premier of Western Australia. It has been estimated that his benefactions may have exceeded £150,000. A monument to him is located in Perth.

Loch McNess in Yanchep was developed as part of a bequest from his estate and named in his honour in 1935