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PimerĂ­a Alta

The Pimería Alta was an area of the 18th century Sonora y Sinaloa Province in the Viceroyalty of New Spain, that encompassed parts of what are today southern Arizona in the United States and northern Sonora in Mexico. The area took its name from the Pima and related O'odham indigenous peoples residing in the Sonoran Desert. Pimería Alta was the site of the Spanish missions in the Sonoran Desert established by the Jesuit missionary Eusebio Kino in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. A significant Pima rebellion against Spanish rule occurred in 1751. Albrecht Classen, "Transcultural Encounters: German Jesuit Missionaries in the Pimería Alta," in Martinson, Steven D. / Schulz, Renate A. Transcultural German Studies / Deutsch als Fremdsprache: Building Bridges / Brücken bauen

Edward East (clockmaker)

Edward East was watchmaker and clockmaker to Charles I of England. He was a notable horologist. East was apprenticed in 1618 to Richard Rogers in the Goldsmiths' Company, he was one of the ten original assistants named in the charter of incorporation of the Clockmakers' Company, at once took a leading part in its proceedings, after serving in the subordinate capacities was elected master in 1645, a post he again occupied in 1652. He was the only treasurer appointed, the creation of the office came about in a curious way. In 1647, the renter warden, Mr. Helden, refused to give the usual security for the stock of the company, in this dilemma the office of treasurer was created, Mr. East and Mr. Hackett being nominated thereto, the former chosen. On the death of Mr. East the office was allowed to lapse, he at one time resided in Pall Mall, near the tennis court, attended the king when tennis and other games were being played in the Mall, his Majesty providing one of East's watches as a prize. Edward East seems to have removed to Fleet Street, for it is related that at a period the king's attendant, Mr. Herbert, failing in the punctual discharge of his duties in the morning, his Majesty provided him with a gold alarum watch, fetched from the king's watchmaker, Mr. East, in Fleet Street.

He was in Fleet Street in 1635, for a correspondent of Notes and Queries had in 1900 a MS. Return of Strangers within the ward of Farringdon Without wherein East is referred to as of Fleet Street, in the parish of St. Dunstan's in the West, as the employer of one Elias Dupree, a Dutchman; the locality of a still residence is indicated by a reference to " Mr. East at the Sun, outside Temple Bar," in the London Gazette, 22–26 January 1690. Edward East lived to a good age. There is no record of his death but his will was proved in February 1697. A large silver alarum clock-watch by Edward East, kept at the bedside of Charles I, was presented by the king on his way to execution at Whitehall, on 30 January 1649, to Sir Thomas Herbert. Among the collections of Alfred Morrison was a warrant, dated 23 June 1649, from the Committee of Public Revenue to Thomas Fauconbridge, Esq. Receiver-General, authorizing him to pay "vnto Mr. Edward East, the some of fortie pounds for a Watch and a Larum of gould by him made for the late King Charles by directions of the Earle of Pembrooke, by order of the Committee, deliuered for the late King's use the xviith of January last."

In the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford is a watch by East with gold case in the form of a melon, studded all over with turquoises, the pendant being enamelled blue to match. Two other undoubted specimens of this master's work are in the Clockmakers' Museum. In the British Museum is a watch by East with a tortoiseshell case, dating from about 1640; the Victoria & Albert Museum possesses a specimen of his work. Mr. George Carr Glyn exhibited at the Guelph Exhibition a clock-watch by him in silver pierced cases. Among the Wetherfield collection were one bracket clock by East. Clocks and watches by Edward East This article contains text from F. J. Britten. Old clocks and watches & their makers. London: B. T. Batsford. Which is now in the Public Domain

Ayer, Switzerland

Ayer is a village in the district of Sierre in the Swiss canton of Valais. An independent municipality before, it merged on 1 January 2009 with neighboring Chandolin, Saint Jean, Saint-Luc and Vissoie to form the municipality of Anniviers. Ayer is first mentioned in 1296; the blazon of the village coat of arms is Gules tripant on Coupeaux Vert an Ibex Argent in chief four Mullets of Five of the last in cross. Most of the population speaks French as their first language, German is the second most common and Serbo-Croatian is the third. There are 1 person who speaks Romansh. Of the population in the village, 254 or about 44.6% were born in Ayer and lived there in 2000. There were 106 or 18.6% who were born in the same canton, while 92 or 16.1% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, 95 or 16.7% were born outside of Switzerland. As of 2000, there were 209 people who never married in the village. There were 38 individuals who are divorced. There were 76 households that consist of 11 households with five or more people.

In 2000, a total of 229 apartments were permanently occupied, while 871 apartments were seasonally occupied and 77 apartments were empty. The historical population is given in the following chart: In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the CVP which received 51.77% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SP, the FDP and the SVP. In the federal election, a total of 333 votes were cast, the voter turnout was 63.7%. There were 312 residents of the village who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 42.9% of the workforce. In 2008 the total number of full-time equivalent jobs was 254; the number of jobs in the primary sector was 13. The number of jobs in the secondary sector was 116 of which 16 or were in manufacturing and 76 were in construction; the number of jobs in the tertiary sector was 125. In the tertiary sector. In 2000, there were 52 workers who commuted into 104 workers who commuted away; the village is a net exporter of workers, with about 2.0 workers leaving the village for every one entering.

From the 2000 census, 444 or 77.9% were Roman Catholic, while 38 or 6.7% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 8 members of an Orthodox church, there were 8 individuals who belonged to another Christian church. There were 14. 38 belonged to no church, are agnostic or atheist, 24 individuals did not answer the question. In Ayer about 215 or of the population have completed non-mandatory upper secondary education, 57 or have completed additional higher education. Of the 57 who completed tertiary schooling, 56.1% were Swiss men, 31.6% were Swiss women. As of 2000, there were 61 students from Ayer. Official website Ayer in German and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland

White City tube station

White City is a London Underground station on Wood Lane in White City, west London, England, on the Central line between Shepherds Bush and East Acton stations in Travelcard Zone 2. The station is in a deep brick-sided cutting - and is designed in a similar way to Harrow-on-the-Hill station; the station was opened on 23 November 1947. Its construction started after 1938 and had been scheduled for completion by 1940, but the Second World War delayed its opening for another seven years; the architectural design of the station won an award at the Festival of Britain and a commemorative plaque recording this is attached to the building to the left of the main entrance. An interesting feature of the station is that the line adopts right-hand running through the station rather than the conventional left-hand running; this is an historical consequence of the reversal of the tracks in the tunnels of the anti-clockwise loop track built for the now-disused Wood Lane station, situated a short distance to the south of White City, opened in 1908 as the western terminus of the Central London Railway.

The two tracks return to their normal left-hand orientation by a surface fly-over halfway between White City and East Acton stations. The station's running layout has three tracks, with the centre track having platforms on each side meaning that it can handle trains running in either direction. A siding between the running lines to the north of the station allows trains from Central London to be reversed and run back eastwards. Trains going out of service can return to the below-ground White City depot to the south of the station via sidings between the running lines; the nearby Wood Lane station on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines provides an interchange between the lines. This station is directly opposite the BBC Television Centre and is within walking distance of Loftus Road, home of Queens Park Rangers F. C. and Westfield London. The station received a certificate of merit in the 2009 National Railway Heritage Awards, London Regional category, for the modernisation that took care to retain heritage and architectural features.

An earlier Wood Lane station on the Hammersmith & City line was located a short distance to the south and was known as White City from 23 November 1947 until its closure in 1959. London Buses routes 72, 95, 220, 228, 272 and 283 serve the station directly. White City bus station is a few minutes walk south of the station. London Transport Museum Photographic Archive White City Station in 1951. Shepherd's Bush and White City development

Ishq Bector

IshQ Bector is an Indo Canadian composer, music producer, songwriter, actor and Hip Hop artist. He is best known for his hit song "Aye Hip-Hopper". IshQ has composed and featured in the song "Har Gham Mein Khushi Hai" from the Bollywood film "Gully Boy". He's got full-length albums, corporate campaigns with "Amazon", "Netflix", "Flipkart" and "McDowells", background scores and Bollywood tracks to back-up his career thus far, he has featured in many Bollywood music videos such as "Karle Gunna - Ugly Aur Pagli", "Harrys not a Bramachari - Shaadi ke side effects”. IshQ is managed by AR Rahman, Shekhar Kapoor and Samir Bangara's digital company called Qyuki Digital Media, he works with the “After School of Hip-Hop”, a school in Mumbai’s Dharavi slums dedicated to providing underprivileged children with an opportunity to develop their musical talents. Dharavi is the largest slum in all of Asia. IshQ has directed a music video “Naach Na Shaane” for the kids of Dharavi, well received; as a music composer, ishQ has given songs like Ranbir Kapoor's "Besharam" Title Track and the hit "Fukrey Returns".

IshQ has done background scores for movies like Zee5's “377 - Abh Normal", the entire AR Rahman and Shah Rukh Khan’s “ARRived” YouTube Original's singing reality series and both seasons of a Horror series called "Shockers" by Hotstar. Born and raised in Winnipeg, ishQ has Punjabi roots and went to a French Immersion school; as a teenager, he was part of an underground Canadian Hip Hop group - Frek Sho. ishQ studied acting at the Roshan Taneja film studio and Madhumathi's Academy in Mumbai. He first exploded into the global Desi scene with his hit album "Dakku Daddy"; the first single being "Aye Hip Hopper" which now has cult status for Indian Hip Hop. Audiences got to know ishQ's zany personality further through hit TV series “Iss Jungle se Mujhe Bachao!” and Vjing shows for MTV India, Channel V and B4U. In addition to his acting career, IshQ has hosted shows on Channel V, MTV and B4U, he has been a participant of the reality TV show- Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao. The show is a concept of the British reality show-I'm a Celebrity...

Get Me Out of Here!. He has starred in the TV series " Bollywood Hero" in the role of Girish. IshQ has produced written and sung music for movies like Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Dhoom 2, Fight Club, Mission Istanbul, Ugly Aur Pagli and Allah Ke Banday. Latest, he has sung the title song for Ranbir Kapoor starrer film "Besharam", he has composed music for the TV series Travel India and Culture Shock. IshQ has performed with known international artists such as Sean Paul, Rishi Rich, John Cena, his singles constitute Aye Hip Hopper, Daaku Daddy, Ishq De, Miss You, Bum Bum Bo! Dirty ishQ, Chaand Sitare, his Saali Bitch, the single, was released online due to censor regulations. His single Bum Bum Bo!, released online on YouTube – Ishq Bector YouTube

Jeff Bridich

Jeffrey Thomas Bridich is an American baseball executive. He is the general manager of the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball. Bridich is from Whitefish Bay in Wisconsin, he attended Marquette University High School, where he played for the school's baseball and American football teams. He enrolled at Harvard University, he began his tenure with the Crimson as a catcher before playing as an outfielder. He graduated from Harvard in 2000. After his graduation, Bridich worked as an intern in Major League Baseball's executive office, he worked for MLB for four years, helped lead the Arizona Fall League. Bridich joined the Rockies' front office in December 2004, when he was hired to manage the team's Minor League Baseball operations. In October 2005, the Rockies promoted Bridich to succeed Thad Levine as their director of baseball operations, he served as the Rockies' senior director of player development from 2011 through 2014. After the 2014 season, on October 8, Dan O'Dowd, the Rockies' general manager, Bill Geivett, the Rockies' director of major league operations, resigned.

Bridich was appointed the team's new general manager to succeed them. Bridich's father, Rick played college baseball for the Harvard Crimson. Rick coached Jeff's high school baseball team. Jeff Bridich resides in Denver, where he lives with his wife, Sarah, they have two children. "Executive Database: Jeff Bridich". Baseball America