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Pollino National Park

Pollino National Park is a national park in southern Italy that straddles the regions of Basilicata and Calabria. It is Italy's largest national park; the park includes the Pollino and Orsomarso massifs, which are part of the southern Apennine Mountains. The park's highest point is Serra Dolcedorme, 2,267 meters high; the park's symbol is the rare Bosnian pine tree. The common beech is the park's most prevalent tree; the park is home to a variety of medicinal herbs. The park is home of a Heldreich's pine estimated 1,230 years old. Towns with interesting sights include Rotonda, Morano Calabro, Laino Castello, Scalea, Civita, Cerchiara. Albanian-speaking communities are present in communes such as San Paolo Albanese, San Costantino Albanese and others. In the Valle del Mercure have been discovered remains of pre-historic species such as Elephas antiquus and Hippopotamus major. Rivers and streams include the Lao, Coscile and Raganello. Wildlife include golden eagle, Italian wolf, roe deer, black woodpecker, peregrine falcon, red kite, lanner falcon, Dryomys nitedula, Egyptian vulture, European otter and deer Parco Nazionale del Pollino official website Parco Nazionale del Pollino official website

John Bartow Prevost

John Bartow Prevost was an American attorney, politician and diplomat. He became the first judge of the Superior Court of the Territory of Orleans from 1804–1808, was American consul at Lima, Peru from 1818 until his death. Prevost was born on March 1766 in Paramus, New Jersey, his father Col. Jacques Marcus Prevost had emigrated from Geneva, Switzerland to Britain with his brother General Augustine Prevost, rose in the British Army to command British forces in New Jersey and was governor of Georgia during the American Revolutionary War before moving to the British West Indies to recover from his wounds and dying in Jamaica in 1779, his widow, Theodosia Bartow, was a New Jersey patriot during that war. In 1782, the widow married Aaron Burr. Burr raised Theodosia's sons Frederick as his own. John B. Prevost married Frances Anna Smith, daughter of Rev. Samuel Smith, of Princeton College on February 5, 1799, they had four children: Theodosia Ann Prevost, James Marcus Prevost, Stanhope Prevost and Frances Prevost Breckinridge.

Prevost was Recorder of New York City from 1801 to 1804, when President Thomas Jefferson appointed him as one of the first three judges of the Superior Court of the Territory of Orleans. Arriving in New Orleans on October 29, 1804, Prevost opened the Superior Court with a charge to the grand jury on Monday, November 5, 1804. Prevost served alone on that bench from November 5, 1804, for about two years, due to the death and refusal to take office of his fellow judges. In 1808, Prevost was replaced by Joshua Lewis of Kentucky. Prevost practiced law for several years. In 1818, President James Monroe appointed Prevost as American Commissioner to examine the state of Spanish colonies in South America. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams tasked Prevost to secure the Oregon Territory as reparations from the British government for the War of 1812 as spelled out in the Treaty of Ghent. Prevost moved his family to Peru, where he worked until his death on March 5, 1825, although his formal nomination as Chargé d'affaires was withdrawn before the Senate could approve it.

His son Stanhope Prevost became a prominent merchant in Lima with Edward McCall, married a Peruvian woman and had children, becoming like his father the American consul in Lima and dying there in 1868. His son Henry S. Prevost liquidated the firm

Angry All the Time

"Angry All the Time" is a song written by Bruce Robison and first recorded on his 1998 album Wrapped. It was covered by Tim McGraw with guest vocals from his wife Faith Hill. Released in July 2001, McGraw's version was the second single from his Set This Circus Down album; the song reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Tracks chart. The song is. Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably calling it one of the best ballads of the year, she says that McGraw's voice "oozes hurt and disillusionment." Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song an A- grade, saying that the song beings "with the sound of hushed acoustic strumming, the arrangement picks up force as the song progresses, but the focus of attention remains the story of a marriage unraveling. He goes on to say that the song "all comes through in McGraw’s evocative performance, showcasing the layers of subtlety his voice had picked up in the years since his'Indian Outlaw' days, while wife Faith Hill’s plaintive background vocals add a further layer of pathos."

"Angry All the Time" debuted at #48 on the U. S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for the week of July 28, 2001