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Pierre-Joseph Tiolier

Pierre-Joseph Tiolier was a French engraver, appointed the 15th Engraver-General of France. Pierre-Joseph Tiolier was born of French parents in London, England on 17 March 1763, the youngest of at least fourteen children, his family originated in Auvergne and included lawyers, doctors and civil servants. His father, Joseph Tiolier of Cournon, Auvergne was established as a master confectioner in Lons-le-Saunier in 1840. Pierre-Joseph Tiolier was taught by Pierre-Simon-Benjamin Duvivier. Tiolier was appointed controller of coins at the Paris Mint on 24 Frimaire year IV, he was named Engraver-General of France by Napoleon, the First Consul, on 11 Germinal year XI. In 1816 he resigned his position in favor of Nicolas-Pierre Tiolier. In 1817 he was commissioned by the scientist James Smithson to make a bust medallion, which showed Smithson in profile. Pierre-Joseph Tiolier died in 1819. Coins include: 5 Francs Bonaparte First consul 5 Francs Napoléon Emperor of the French Empire 5 Francs Louis XVIII of France

Mutant Storm Reloaded

Mutant Storm Reloaded is a multi-directional shoot'em up developed by PomPom Games. Mutant Storm Reloaded debuted as a launch title on the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade service with updated graphics and gameplay over its PC and Xbox predecessor, Mutant Storm; the game's core is much that of a classic arcade shooter, although its artistic design and reminiscent of cel-shading or microscopic medical imaging, has been called "psychedelic" and "an eye-frying Minter-esque slice of psychotropic twitch brilliance" by reviewers. Reviews were positive, with the most common complaint being the game's cost, 800 Microsoft Points compared to similar alternatives available on Xbox Live Arcade. In the game, the player controls a ship around a succession of 89 rooms filled with enemies which must be defeated within a certain time period; the enemies range from slow-moving targets to stationary turrets to mini-boss-type enemies which require many shots and specific strategies to be defeated. After each room is cleared, the remaining time is added to the score.

As the player progresses without losing a life, a score multiplier and a belt meter increase the reward and difficulty level. Gameplay strategies and power-ups depend on the mode of gameplay chosen. Scores are increased by 3x, or 4x the longer a player goes without losing a life; the highest scores are awarded to great performances, as mistakes can slow down a scoring drive considerably. The belt meter is the second gameplay element, it is a performance-ranking system that uses a color scale similar to the one used in Judo, although the game creators referred to it as Blastikkidoo. At the lowest level, White Belt, enemies are sluggish and non-threatening. At Black Belt, the game is as challenging as any of the classic twitch games; as play continues and more enemies are defeated, a belt meter in the lower left-hand corner of the screen increases from 0% to 700%. Each belt color is associated with a multiple of 100%, beginning with the white belt at 0%; as the rating increases, so does the difficulty and speed of the game, as well as the scoring.

If a player loses a life, their ranking is decreased causing the belt level to drop a color. In this way, the game tries to keep pace with each player's ability. In general, the player must complete 20 rooms without dying to be able to move onto the next color. There are two modes; the first, Adventure Mode, is a progression through the 89 rooms. If the player loses a life, he/she tries the room again, moves on after he/she win. After every 10 rooms, a checkpoint is created. In addition to choosing a room, Adventure Mode allows the player to start a game at any belt level, unlocked. Adventure Mode rewards consistent performance without any deaths; the second mode, Tally Mode, is played one room at a time. Players are competing against themselves by trying to best their top score in that room. Tally Mode is different from Adventure Mode in that each room is a checkpoint: once that room is completed, it can be replayed or one can go onto the next room. Tally Mode allows players to choose any belt level, so new players can experience playing at a high belt level without having unlocked it in Adventure Mode.

As only one great performance per room is needed for high scores, Tally mode rewards risk-taking and finding ways to clear rooms most efficiently. The arsenal available to the player depends on the mode of gameplay. In Adventure Mode, the ship is equipped with a default laser fire which can be upgraded through temporary power-ups. Other power-ups give the ship a shield to add to the score. At the start of each game, the player is given three bombs which clear the area around the ship of enemies. In Tally Mode, the only weapon available is the default laser cannon; the game has a two-player cooperative mode played locally on the same Xbox 360, available on both Adventure and Tally modes. The game maintains its difficulty in cooperative mode by decreasing the number of extra lives per player and limiting the range of the basic laser weapon. High scores for Adventure Mode and Tally Mode, both in single-player and two-player, are posted on leaderboards on Xbox Live. Mutant Storm Empire was released on October 31, 2007.

PomPom Games official site List of reviews for the game at GameRankings.com

List of Japanese anniversaries and memorial days

This is a list of Japanese anniversaries and memorial days or kinenbi. Many dates have been selected because of a special relationship with the anniversary, but some are the product of Japanese wordplay; these are listed by month in date order. Those excluded from the list are as follows: Public holidays in Japan such as New Year's Day, National Foundation Day, etc. Traditional festivals such as Tanabata and Setsubun Personal anniversaries Anniversaries and memorial days that are only held in a certain locality Anniversaries created by companies or organizations to promote a product or event that were not continued or were not commemorated. February 14: Valentine's Day March 14: White Day April 18: Invention Day — Japan Patent Office April 20: Postal Day — Japan Post Holdings April 23: Children's reading Day June 5: Environment Day June 10: Anniversary of Time June 23: Okinawa Memorial DayOkinawa Prefecture October 1: International Music Day November 1: Classics Day — established on November 1, 2008, the 1000th anniversary of The Tale of Genji.

December 1: Motion Picture Day — Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan

So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles)

So Near, So Far is a 1993 album by jazz saxophonist Joe Henderson and is the second of five albums he recorded with Verve Records near the end of his career. The album is a tribute to trumpeter Miles Davis, who Henderson admired and with whom he performed for only a few weekends in 1967; the songs were written by or associated with Davis, the musicians on the album played with him earlier in their careers. All compositions by Miles Davis except. "Miles Ahead" – 4:31 "Joshua" – 6:18 "Pfrancing" – 8:18 "Flamenco Sketches" – 9:37 "Milestones" – 5:57 "Teo" – 8:56 "Swing Spring" – 8:10 "Circle" – 6:07 "Side Car" – 10:26 "So Near, So Far" – 4:30Digitally recorded at Power Station, NYC, October 12–14, 1992. Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone John Scofieldguitar Dave Hollandbass Al Fosterdrums Don Sickler, Richard Seidel – producers Joe Henderson – co-producer

ComerĂ­o, Puerto Rico

Comerío is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the center-eastern region of island, north of Aibonito. Comerío is spread over Comerío Pueblo, it is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area. Comerío was founded on June 12, 1826. Named "Sabana del Palmar", but changed to Comerío, named after a local Taino Cacique Comerio. In 1854, nearly 1000 acres of land were being used for agriculture. In 1894, there was one sugar and two coffee plantations in Comerío; the rivers located in Comerío are Río Hondo. Hurricane Maria on September 20, 2017 triggered numerous landslides in Comerío with the significant amount of rainfall. After the hurricane, the National Guard from Ohio were tasked with restoring water purification systems for the people of Comerío. Like all municipalities of Puerto Rico, Comerío is subdivided into barrios; the municipal buildings, central square and large Catholic church are located in a small barrio referred to as "el pueblo", near the center of the municipality.

Some of the landmarks of Comerío include: La Tiza Peak La Mora Caves La Plata River Las Pailas Los Pilones Media Luna Recreation Park Tobacco Warehouse Town Square El Salto Hydroelectric Dams 1 and 2 Tobacco. Comerío was known as "El Pueblo del Tabaco", its original flag had a tobacco plant in its center. Spearheaded by governor Sila María Calderón, Law 1-2001 was passed in 2001, to identify Puerto Rico's marginalized communities. In 2017 governor Ricardo Rosselló created a new government agency to work with the Special Communities of Puerto Rico Program. Of the 742 places on the list of Comunidades Especiales de Puerto Rico, the following barrios, sectors, or neighborhoods were in Comerio: Barriada Cielito, Sector Villa Brava in Piñas Abajo, El 26 in Palomas Abajo, El Higüero in Palomas Abajo, El Verde in Naranjo, La Juncia in Rio Hondo II, La Pietra Cedrito, Río Hondo, Vuelta del Dos. Spring Carnival - April La Mora Cave Festival - June 1,2,3 Jíbaro Festival - June El Jobo Festival - July Patron Festivities - August San Andrés Apóstol Festivities - November El Seco Marathon - December Christmas Fantasy - December First Methodist Church of Comerío was founded in 1904.

Mestizos are born in this region due to tainos occupying this area heavily. All municipalities in Puerto Rico are administered by a mayor, elected every four years; the current mayor of Comerío is José A. Santiago, of the Popular Democratic Party, he was elected at the 2000 general elections. The city belongs to the Puerto Rico Senatorial district VI, represented by two Senators. In 2012, Miguel Pereira Castillo and Angel M. Rodríguez were elected as District Senators. Quartered in cross, of green and white, superimposed the right superior quarter is an anchored yellow cross; the Comerío coat of arms is made up quarters bearing what is known as an escutcheon of displays a shield in the center. There's a green field with a golden cross in the left quarter which represents Holy Christ the Healer, the patron of the town. Green stripes on a silver field are on the lower left quarter, symbolizing the Comerío falls and the La Plata River. Three royal palms in the right quarter to remember the original name of the town, an undulating line symbolizes the mist that covers the town.

A crown with Taino motifs represents the cacique. The tobacco plant is a reminder of what was once an important part of the economic activity of the municipality. Inscribed with “the pearl of La Plata” a reference is made to the location of Comerío, on the banks of the La Plata River and the turreted castle, a symbol of municipalities of Puerto Rico. Public bus from Bayamón to Comerío at Centro de Estacionamiento de Bayamón is the main public transportation. There are 16 bridges in Comerío. Celestino J. Pérez - Pharmacist and elected legislator Claudio Torres - Composer Juana Colón - Founder of the Socialist Party in Comerío Manuel A. Pérez - Professor María Arroyo - Teacher, President of the Teachers Association and Senator Enrique Pérez Santiago - Hematologist Arturo Perez, Mayor of Comerio elected by Partido Liberal List of Puerto Ricans History of Puerto Rico Did you know-Puerto Rico? Levy, Teresita A.. The History of Tobacco Cultivation in Puerto Rico, 1899--1940. ProQuest. ISBN 9780549267843.

Puerto Rico Government Directory - Comerío Municipalities at enciclopediapr.org Comerío, Puerto Rico

Y-League

The Y-League known as the National Youth League is an Australian national soccer youth developmental and under-23s reserve league, run by Football Federation Australia. The National Youth League was established as a successor to the competition of the same name and commenced in August 2008; the league runs in conjunction with the A-League as a developmental/reserve league. It is contested by ten teams, nine of which compete in the A-League, the other, the Australian Institute of Sport. Seasons run from October to March; the league is known as the Foxtel Y-League for sponsorship reasons. A previous league under the same name, the National Youth League was an Australian national soccer league run in parallel to the National Soccer League between 1984 and 2004; the current league was announced by Football Federation Australia at the start of March 2008. It was set up in conjunction with the A-League in order to continue to develop young Australian talent into the league as well as into the Australian national team and its affiliates such as the under 17, under 20 and under 23 teams.

The league's inaugural season was made up of seven teams, each linked to the corresponding Australian club in the A-League and had strong links to players training at the Australian Institute of Sport. The 2009–10 season saw the addition of Gold Coast United and a team from the Australian Institute of Sport Football Program. In the 2012–13 season, Gold Coast United were replaced by Western Sydney Wanderers. In April 2017, the closing of the FFA Centre of Excellence was announced. Before the 2017–18 season, it was announced that Canberra United were granted a National Youth League licence. All players in the youth teams are between the ages of 16 and 21 as of the start of the calendar year for each new season, while four over-age players from each of the senior teams are allowed to be selected; each club contracts a squad of 16 Youth Development Players. Players must be between the ages of 23 as of 1 January in the year the season commences. Four over-age players are allowed to be selected these coming from the senior team.

Each youth player must receive a minimum of 30 minutes game time. Players under 21 signed for the first team filling foreign player spots are classed as over-age players; these players can be any Australian player within the age group. A-League clubs must draw replacement players for their senior teams from the Youth League squad, except under certain circumstances; such would include severe injuries to over-age players where an injury replacement player is able to be signed. Up until and including the 2014–15 season the league had an 18-round format with every team playing all other teams Home and Away. In previous seasons an end-of-season finals series playoff tournament was played between the highest-placed teams from the regular season, culminating in the Grand Final game; the aim of a league is to provide a pathway for young players and state league players to play regular high-level football, allow reserve players from senior A-League teams to remain match fit. From the 2015–16 season a new format was introduced.

From 2016, all A-League clubs now have youth teams entered into their local conferences of the National Premier Leagues. By having NPL teams, there is now less reliance on the NYL to provide an avenue for youth players to their respective clubs. There was pressure from A-League clubs to reduce travel budgets; as such the season was shortened from 18 games per team to 8 games plus a Grand Final. The existing ten NYL teams were divided into two conferences of five teams: Conference A consisted of teams from WA, SA, Victoria and Queensland, while teams from ACT and NSW were in Conference B. All teams play all other teams in their conference on a home and away basis. After the home and away series a Grand Final is played between the top teams from each conference. 12 clubs have played in the Y-League from its inception in 2008, up to and including the 2019–20 season. The following 10 clubs will compete in the Y-League during the 2019–20 season. From 2013, the National Youth League had naming rights rights sold to Foxtel, the most recent title sponsor.

Y-League official website