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Quirinal Hill

The Quirinal Hill is one of the Seven Hills of Rome, at the north-east of the city center. It is the location of the official residence of the Italian head of state, who resides in the Quirinal Palace; the Quirinal Palace has an extension of 1.2 million square feet. It was part of a group of hills that included Collis Latiaris, Salutaris; these are now lost due to building in the 16th century and later. According to Roman legend, the Quirinal Hill was the site of a small village of the Sabines, king Titus Tatius would have lived there after the peace between Romans and Sabines; these Sabines had erected altars in the honour of their god Quirinus. Tombs from the 8th century BC to the 7th century BC that confirm a presence of a Sabine settlement area have been discovered; some authors consider it possible that the cult of the Capitoline Triad could have been celebrated here well before it became associated with the Capitoline Hill. The sanctuary of Flora, an Osco-Sabine goddess, was here too. According to Livy, the hill first became part of the city of Rome, along with the Viminal Hill, during the reign of Servius Tullius, Rome' sixth king, in the 6th century BC.

In 446 BC, a temple was dedicated on the Quirinal in honour of Semo Sancus Dius Fidius, it is possible that this temple was erected over the ruins of another temple. Augustus, ordered the building of a temple, dedicated to Mars. On a slope of the Quirinal were the extensive gardens of Sallust. On the Quirinal Hill Constantine ordered the erection of his baths, the last thermae complex erected in imperial Rome; these are now lost, having been incorporated into Renaissance Rome, with only some drawings from the 16th century remaining. In the Middle Ages, the Torre delle Milizie and the convent of St. Peter and Domenic were built, above Constantine's building was erected the Palazzo Rospigliosi, they gave to the Quirinal its medieval name Monte Cavallo, which lingered into the 19th century, when the hill was transformed beyond all recognition by urbanization of an expanding capital of a united Italy. In the same palazzo were the two statues of river gods that Michelangelo moved to the steps of Palazzo Senatorio on the Capitoline Hill.

According to the political division of the center of Rome, the Hill belongs to the rione Trevi. The Quirinal Hill is today identified with the Palazzo del Quirinale, the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic and one of the symbols of the State. Before the abolition of the Italian monarchy in 1946, it was the residence of the king of Italy, before 1871 it was, as a residence of the Pope; the healthy cool air of the Quirinal Hill attracted aristocrats and papal families that built villas where the gardens of Sallust had been in antiquity. A visit to the villa of Cardinal Luigi d'Este in 1573 convinced Pope Gregory XIII to start the building of a summer residence the following year, in an area considered healthier than the Vatican Hill or Lateran: His architects were Flaminio Ponzio and Ottaviano Nonni, called Mascherino. Gardens were conceived by Maderno. In the 18th century, Ferdinando Fuga built the long wing called the Manica Lunga, which stretched 360 meters along via del Quirinale.

In front lies the sloping Piazza del Quirinale where the pair of gigantic Roman marble "Horse Tamers" representing Castor and Pollux, found in the Baths of Constantine, were re-erected in 1588. In Piranesi's view, the vast open space is unpaved; the Palazzo del Quirinale was the residence of the popes until 1870, though Napoleon deported both Pius VI and Pius VII to France, declared the Quirinale an imperial palace. When Rome was united to the Kingdom of Italy, the Quirinale became the residence of the kings until 1946. Today, the Palazzo hosts the offices and the apartments of the Head of State and, in its long side along via XX Settembre, the apartments that were furnished for each visit of foreign monarchs or dignitaries. Several collections are in this Palazzo, including tapestries, statues, old carriages, watches and porcelain. In Piranesi's view, the palazzo on the right is the Palazzo della Sacra Consulta a villa built upon the ruins of the Baths of Constantine, adapted by Sixtus V as a civil and criminal court.

The present façade was built in 1732–1734 by the architect Ferdinando Fuga on the orders of Pope Clement XII Corsini, whose coat-of-arms, trumpeted by two Fames, still surmounts the roofline balustrade, as in Piranesi's view. It housed Mussolini's ministry of colonial affairs; the hill is the site of buildings. Many of those built during the baroque period reflect the personal and spiritual aspirations of powerful local families: The church of Sant'Andrea al Quirinale was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, for Cardinal Camillo Pamphilii; the four fountains with reclining river gods commissioned by Pope Sixtus V

1999–2000 Vancouver Grizzlies season

The 1999–2000 NBA season was the Grizzlies' 5th season in the National Basketball Association. After finishing the lockout season with the worst record, the Grizzlies selected Steve Francis with the second pick in the 1999 NBA draft. However, Francis refused to play for the Canadian team, was on traded to the Houston Rockets for Othella Harrington and second-year guard Michael Dickerson, who would reunite with former Arizona teammate, second-year star Mike Bibby. Francis would be named Rookie of The Year along with Elton Brand of the Chicago Bulls. During the offseason, the Grizzlies signed free agents Dennis Scott; the team still struggled posting an 11-game losing streak after a 3–3 start, as head coach Brian Hill was fired and replaced with Lionel Hollins after 22 games. The Grizzlies lost 14 of their 15 games in March, finishing last place in the Midwest Division with a 22–60 record. Shareef Abdur-Rahim continued to lead the team in scoring and blocks. Following the season, Scott was traded along with Cherokee Parks to the Washington Wizards, but was released and retired, Hollins was fired as coach.

The Grizzlies had three picks entering the Draft. Steve Francis was the 2nd overall pick in the 1999 NBA draft from the University of Maryland. Francis most notably cried after being chosen by Vancouver, swearing the Chicago Bulls would regret selecting Elton Brand first overall instead. Following Vancouver's draft, Francis publicly announced that he did not want to play for the Grizzlies, citing the distance from his Maryland home, taxes and God's will. Francis was criticized for his antics in Vancouver. Following his public outburst, Francis was traded to the Houston Rockets that summer in a three-team, 11-player deal that brought Michael Dickerson, Othella Harrington, Antoine Carr, Brent Price, plus first- and second-round picks to the Grizzlies, he and Brand shared Rookie of the Year honors. Obinna Ekezie from the University of Maryland was their second pick, their final pick in the draft was Antwain Smith from the Saint Paul's College. Guard Milt Palacio holds American citizenship. Grizzlies on Database Basketball Grizzlies on Basketball Reference

List of Moomin characters

A large number of characters appear in the Moomin series by Tove Jansson. The original Swedish names are given with the etymologies and word associations suggested by Yvonne Bertills in her 2003 dissertation. Moomintroll ) is the protagonist of most of the books. Many people believe that Moomin is in love with Snorkmaiden, as they have a sweet and romantic relationship in the early books; however on he and Snorkmaiden are not seen together as and after ‘Moominland Midwinter’ Moomin refers to Snorkmaiden as just a friend. His best friend is Snufkin. Snufkin is inspired by Atos Wirtanen, Tove Jansson’s close-friend and at one point, fiancé. Moomintroll is an author avatar for Jansson, meaning the two characters were based off real-life lovers. In the cartoon strip he finds himself beset by endless problems, he is a "moomin" – a little white troll with a hippopotamus-like big round snout. Moomintroll was called "snork". Jansson described him as her alter ego; the character has a positive reception from critics.

The asteroid 58345 Moomintroll was named in his honor. Moominmamma – the mother of Moomintroll, she is never without her handbag, which contains essentials like woolly socks, tummy powder, bark. She makes bark boats every summer, the first one goes to her favorite. Moominpappa – orphaned in his younger years, he is a somewhat restless soul who left the orphanage to venture out into the world in his youth but has now settled down, he wears a black top-hat. – Moomintroll's immature friend. He is one of the few characters, interested in money, is always on the lookout for another way to get rich quick. – Moomintroll's best friend, the son of the Mymble and the Joxter, half-brother to The Mymble's Daughter and Little My. Snufkin wears a wide-brimmed hat that he has had since birth, he lives in a tent, smokes a pipe, plays the harmonica. He is based on Tove Jansson's close friend Atos Wirtanen, he lives a nomadic lifestyle, only staying in Moominvalley in the spring and summer, but leaving for warmer climates down south every winter.

He is the son of the elder Mymble and the Joxter, is half-brother to the Mymble's daughter and Little My. The character has a positive reception. – She is a small and fiercely independent Mymble. When she wants something done, she does it straight away, she is aggressive and disrespectful, but can be a good friend. She is Snufkin's half-sister. – Moomintroll's fair lady friend and admirer. She does fall in love with others sometimes, but returns to Moomintroll before things get too serious, she sports a golden anklet. She changes color according to her mood, with her baseline color in the books described as pale yellow. Snorks are identical to Moomins except that Snorks come in different colors and have hair on their heads, their skin changes color depending on their mood. Snorkmaiden is known as Floren in the Japanese dub of the 1990s animated series. – The Snork Maiden's brother friends with Moomintroll. He and his sister first meet Moomintroll in Comet in Moominland. After that he appears only in Finn Family Moomintroll.

He is described as mauve in colour. His character is obsessive over details and protocol in the books. In the Japanese TV series, he is described as an avid inventor who has strong belief in the power of science and an obsession with building a flying vehicle. – She is cold and ghostlike, represents loneliness and all, scary in the world of Moomin. She is unable to do anything but to put them out, she has a scary appearance and is dangerous to approach due to the cold that she radiates, yet, she is not evil, just lonely. Makes first appearance in Finn Family Moomintroll and returns in Moominland Midwinter and Moominpappa at Sea; the Groke is used for an exclamation like the word'Lord'. She is the only character. In the Japanese dub of the Japanese TV series, she is referred to as Morran. – Hemulens feature in the books. One of them is an avid stamp collector, another is an avid skier. A female Hemulen raised Moominpappa in an orphanage, Moominpappa met her aunt, who looked confusingly like her. Other characters find the Hemulens annoying or overwhelming, as they can be somewhat loud, bossy and insensitive, but they are well-intentioned and have other redeeming qualities.

In the beginning of Finn Family Moomintroll, a hemulen, a keen stamp collector is depressed, as he has every stamp on the face of earth and has lost his purpose in life. On, he finds a new purpose: to collect plants. In Finn Family Moomintroll, "un-Hemulenish" contains a sense of "unwarranted, unjustified". (Swedish: Hattifnattar – with the first element compare hatta, "dither", or in reference to Moominpappa's hat, with -i indicating smallness.

Ernest Austin

Ernest John Austin was an English composer, music arranger and editor. Although little-remembered today, Austin's orchestral music enjoyed some success in its own time, including performances at the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts and on BBC Radio during the 1920s, he was a prolific composer of songs, covering a wide spectrum of mood, from serious Shakespearean settings to ballads of both sentimental and robust natures. He found some success writing piano pieces and unison songs for children, he made piano transcriptions of the work of other composers, a common practice of the time. He was born Ernest John Austin in Poplar, the son of Elizabeth and William Austin, a shirt tailor. Ernest Austin was the younger brother of composer Frederic Austin, he first worked for the Board of Trade and pursued a career in business. Self-taught, by 1902 he had composed a piano sextet and by the age of about 30 he had turned to music as a career, he worked as a copy-editor and reviser for the London music publisher Robert Elkin, where he edited some of Cyril Scott's piano works for publication.

According to Austin, Scott's manuscripts were not always legible, "the published result was his personal'best guess' as to the intentions of the composer."He gave a concert of his own works in November 1908 in Wallington, including two Piano Trios, his brother Frederic Austin singing some songs along with Miss Grainger-Kerr. Austin was described as being "well known as an apostle of modernism" in a review of his Songs From The Highway published in 1909: "In his case the tendency manifests itself in the form of indefinite tonality and rhythm.'Love's Tragedy', for instance, is unbarred, the accentuation is left to the discrimination of the singer, with whom it is to be hoped the accompanist will be in sympathy."He had a passable baritone voice, performed Norman O'Neill's setting of Keat's La Belle Sans Merci for baritone and orchestra at the Queen's Hall on 27 January 1910. Another concert devoted to his own piano works and songs was given at St. James's Hall, London in November 1910. A considerable proportion of his output consisted of short piano pieces and unison songs suitable for children, in an advertisement for his music in 1916 it was thought that "more than doubtful whether he has a rival among modern British composers who specialise in educational music."The orchestral suite Stella-Mary Dances was written in memory of his oldest daughter who died in 1917, aged 12.

They were played on BBC Radio on 15 November 1929. One of his best-known works is The Pilgrim's Progress, a 12-section narrative tone poem setting for a solo organ of the work by John Bunyan. There is a text which explains what is happening at each stage of the music which can be read by a narrator, in the 12th movement, there are optional parts for choir, a solo violin, it was revived in November 1988 at St. Michael's, London, by organist Kevin Bowyer, who continues to perform it on occasion; the song Farewell by Havergal Brian from his Op. 6 - his first surviving work, from 1902 - was dedicated to Austin, as was Battle Song, from 6 Characteristic Songs, Op. 22, by Joseph Holbrooke. From a letter by Austin to The Musical Times in 1918 about the music for the Associated Board exams: "I close with an appeal to teachers; the future of English music rests with your pupils. These children are being trained for the ultimate purposes of deriving personal delight from the art and giving it to others.

If the music they study gives them no pleasure, if they miss intimacy with the composer's idea—then it is so much wasted time. If you demand, as you have a right to demand, the right kind of music for them, you will get it. Publishers are in business to supply what you most need. Children have a good deal of latent romance and poetic insight, music can bring this out and develop it with magical swiftness. By feeding every poetic tendency very personal and original, you will be building up, in each of them, a love for beauty which will never leave them; that would be great work, for what else is this life-quest in which we are all engaged? Do we get a fraction of the delight in living that we feel we are justly entitled to? Those of us who live on, bearing the inevitable blows of sorrow, can turn to music and other forms of Beauty and find in them the secret compensations of the Creator. Our children have the same road to travel, they must be prepared." He was married twice, firstly to Stella Reeve Muskett, with whom he had two daughters, Stella Mary: and Margaret.

He married secondly Nell, died 12 April 1934. March for a Pageant Variations on The Vicar of Bray, Op.35, for string orchestra (F

Kalina cycle

The Kalina cycle, developed by Dr. Alexander Kalina is a thermodynamic process for converting thermal energy into usable mechanical power, it uses a solution of 2 fluids with different boiling points for its working fluid. Since the solution boils over a range of temperatures as in distillation, more of the heat can be extracted from the source than with a pure working fluid; the same applies on the exhaust end. This provides efficiency comparable to a Combined cycle, with less complexity. By appropriate choice of the ratio between the components of the solution, the boiling point of the working solution can be adjusted to suit the heat input temperature. Water and ammonia is the most used combination, but other combinations are feasible; because of this ability to take full advantage of the temperature difference between the particular heat source and sink available, it finds applications in reuse of industrial process heat, geothermal energy, solar energy, use of waste heat from power plants.

Recoverable heat from industrial processes The Kalina cycle has been thought to increase thermal power output efficiencies by up to 50% in suitable installations, is ideally suited for applications such as steel, oil refineries and cement production plants. The Kashima Steel Works operated by Sumitomo Metal Industries was commissioned in 1999, it produces 3.6MW of electricity and is the longest running commercial application of the Kalina Cycle The Tokyo Bay Oil Refinery operated by Fuji Oil was commissioned in 2005 and produces 4MW of powerGeothermal Husavik facility, Iceland rated 2MW electric power output and 20MW heat power Unterhaching facility, Germany was commissioned in April 2009 and was the first of its kind in southern Germany. This plant produces 3.4MW of electric power and 38MW of heating power for the local township of Unterhaching. Bruchsal facility, Germany produces 580 kW of electricity. EcoGen Unit, the first 50 kW EcoGen unit was installed at Matsunoyama Onsen hot spring at Tokamachi, Niigata in Japan in 2011.

The EcoGen units are based on the miniaturization of the Kalina Cycle and designed for the Japanese hot spring market and other low enthalpy geothermal markets. A second generation of Kalina cycle systems was developed by Dr. Kalina and Kalex LLC; these systems are technically Kalina cycles but they do not use the "Kalina cycle" trademark. Unlike first generation Kalina cycle systems, which are applicable only for low-temperature heat sources, the second generation of Kalina cycle systems is applicable to both low and high temperature heat sources. For low temperature heat sources, second generation Kalina cycles are projected to attain thermal efficiencies higher than those possible with first generation cycles; the Kalina cycle trademark and all first generation global patents that are still in force are owned by Wasabi Energy plc. owner of Global Geothermal Ltd. parent company of Recurrent Engineering Inc. Some of the original Kalina cycle patents have now entered the public domain. Global Geothermal Ltd. owns all the worldwide entities licensed to deploy the first generation Kalina Cycle process.

As a result, GGL controls the Kalina cycle rights and over 200 international patents associated with this technology. The process is used via licensing deals with Siemens and Shanghai Shenge New Energy for all their Chinese applications. FLSmidth has the exclusive right in most countries to offer the first generation Kalina cycle technology to the cement and lime industries. All second generation Kalina cycle patents are owned by Kalex LLC, a company founded by Dr. Kalina. Link2@www.geothermie.de Kalina, Alexander I. Low Temperature Geothermal System Patent number: 6820421

Jelani Jenkins

Jelani M. Jenkins is an American football linebacker, a free agent, he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Florida. Jenkins attended Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, where he was a two-sport athlete in football and track; as a junior, he played linebacker. He rushed for 1129 yards and 42 touchdowns at running back and had 60 tackles, four quarterback sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, recovered two fumbles at linebacker; as a senior, Jenkins made 70 tackles. He was the first player in the 71-year history of the District's Pigskin Club to earn both Defensive Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors, he was recognized as a Parade magazine high school All-American in 2008, was chosen to play in the 2009 Under Armour All-America Game. A standout in track & field, Jenkins competed as a sprinter during his junior and senior seasons, he placed 6th in the 100-meter dash at the 2009 Crimson Tide Invitational, recording a personal-best time of 11.14 seconds.

He competed in the shot put, recorded a 4.4-second 40-yard dash. Jenkins was one of the top high school football players in the class of 2009. Scout.com ranked him as the No. 7 overall player and the No. 1 linebacker, while Rivals.com ranked him the No. 10 overall recruit and No. 2 at linebacker. Jenkins announced his decision to attend Florida on National Signing Day, February 4, 2009. Jenkins accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he played for coach Urban Meyer and coach Will Muschamp's Florida Gators football teams from 2009 to 2012, he redshirted his first year as a Gator in 2009, appearing in only two games with two registered tackles. During his second college season in 2010, Jenkins began the season as the team's starting middle linebacker, a role which he held throughout most of the year. Despite the Gators' struggles, Jenkins developed into one of the squad's defensive leaders, he finished the season second on the team in tackles with 73, recorded one interception and one fumble recovery.

At the conclusion of the season, Jenkins was voted to the 2010 Freshman All-American team by the Southeastern Conference coaches. In 2011, Jenkins started 12 games at weakside linebacker, missing only the Vanderbilt game due to injury, he finished the season third on the team in tackles and second in breakups, adding 6.0 tackles for a loss, 2.0 sacks, three quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and a 75-yard interception return for a touchdown. On November 10, 2012, against UL-Lafayette, with the score tied at 20, Jenkins returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown, giving Florida a 27-20 lead with:02 left in the fourth quarter. Florida would go on to win the game; the Miami Dolphins selected Jenkins in the fourth round, 104th pick overall, of the 2013 NFL Draft, Jenkins took the starting job due to the injury issues surrounding the teams linebacker corps. Jenkins wound up leading the team in tackles with 110 on the season. On March 20, 2017, Jenkins signed with the Oakland Raiders. On September 2, 2017, Jenkins was placed on injured reserve, but was released two days with a settlement.

On September 12, 2017, Jenkins signed with the Buffalo Bills. He was released on September 19, 2017. On October 25, 2017, Jenkins signed with the Houston Texans, his parents are Stephanie Hall. His father is an architect in the Washington Metropolitan Area and his mother played basketball at Howard and is a black belt in karate; the name Jelani is Swahili for "mighty". His parents devised a three-page matrix of Jenkin's college choices, breaking down schools by categories such as world academic ranking, graduation rates and number of NFL Draft picks in the past five years, he was an accomplished track athlete in high school, running the 100 metres in 11.14 seconds, throwing the discus 137 feet 2 inches. List of Florida Gators football players in the NFL Miami Dolphins bio Florida Gators bio