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Rio Grande rift

The Rio Grande rift is a north-trending continental rift zone. It separates the Colorado Plateau in the west from the interior of the North American craton on the east; the rift extends from central Colorado in the north to the state of Mexico, in the south. The rift zone consists of four basins; the rift can be observed on location at Rio Grande National Forest, White Sands National Park, Santa Fe National Forest, Cibola National Forest, among other locations. The Rio Grande rift has been an important site for humans for a long time, because it provides a north–south route that follows a major river; the Rio Grande follows the course of the rift from southern Colorado to El Paso, where it turns southeast and flows toward the Gulf of Mexico. Important cities, including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Española, Las Cruces, El Paso, Ciudad Juárez, lie within the rift; the Rio Grande rift represents the easternmost manifestation of widespread extension in the western U. S. during the past 35 million years.

The rift consists of three major basins and many smaller basins, less than 100 km2. The three major basins are the San Luis, Española, Albuquerque basins. Further south, the rift is defined by a network of smaller, less topographically distinct alternating basins and ranges; the distinction between these smaller basins and those of the Basin and Range Province becomes blurred in northern Mexico. Basin size decreases to the north in the rift, though the Española covers 120 km north-south and 40 km east-west, the San Luis is 120 km by 80 km; these basins may contain smaller units within them, such as the Alamosa basin within the San Luis, bounded by the San Juan and Tusas mountains on the west and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the east. The Albuquerque basin is the largest of the three basins, spanning 160 km north-south and 86 km east-west at its widest points, it is the oldest of the three major basins, contains 7,350 m of Paleogene clastic sediments deposited on Precambrian basement. The southernmost Albuquerque basin contains pre-rift volcanic deposits, while the central and northern portions contain volcanics erupted during rifting.

The southernmost Rio Grande rift broadens, becoming more complex in structure and physiographically indistinguishable from the adjoining Basin and Range province. In cross-section, the geometry of the basins within the rift are asymmetrical half-grabens, with major fault boundaries on one side and a downward hinge on the other. Which side of the basin has the major fault or the hinge alternates along the rift; the alternation between these half-grabens occurs along transfer faults, which trend across the rift to connect the major basin-bounding faults and occur between basins or, in places, within basins. The Precambrian basement changes relief in this area, from 8,700 m below sea level at the bottom of the Albuquerque basin to 3,300 m above sea level in the nearby Sandia Mountains, which flanks the Albuquerque basin to the east. Flanking mountains are taller along the east side of the rift; the thickness of the crust increases to the north beneath the rift, where it may be as much as 5 km thicker than it is in the south.

The crustal thickness underneath the rift is on average 30–35 km, thinner by 10–15 km than the Colorado Plateau on the west and the Great Plains to the east. The rift is presently nearly tectonically quiescent, but significant deformation and faulting with offsets of many kilometers were responsible for its formation starting about 35 Ma; the largest-scale manifestation of rifting involves a pure-shear rifting mechanism, in which both sides of the rift pull apart evenly and with the lower crust and upper mantle stretching like taffy. This extension is associated with low seismic velocities in the upper mantle above 400 km depth associated with hot mantle and low degrees of partial melting; this intrusion of the asthenosphere into the lithosphere and continental crust is thought to be responsible for nearly all of the volcanism associated with the Rio Grande rift. The sedimentary fill of the basins consists of alluvial fan and mafic volcanic flows; the most alkalic lavas erupted outside the rift.

The sediments that were deposited during rifting are known as the Santa Fe Group. This group contains sandstones and volcanics. Aeolian deposits are present in some basins; the Rio Grande rift is intersected in northern New Mexico by the NE-SW trending Jemez Lineament which extends well into Arizona, defined by aligned volcanic fields and several calderas in the area, including the Valles Caldera National Preserve in the Jemez Mountains. The significance of the Jemez Lineament is unclear. On the Colorado Plateau but further north lies the San Juan volcanic field in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado; the youngest eruptions in the rift region are in the Valley of Fires, New Mexico, are 5,400 years old. The Socorro, New Mexico, region of the central rift hosts an inflating mid-crustal sill-like magma body at a depth of 19 km, responsible for anomalously high earthquake activity in the vicinity, including the largest rift-associated earthquakes in historic times in July and November 1906. Earth and space-based geodetic measurements indicate ongoing surface uplift above the "Socorro Magma Body".

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Lydia Bailey (novel)

Lydia Bailey is an historical novel by the American writer Kenneth Roberts, first published in 1947. It spent twelve weeks at the top of the list of The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 1947; the book is set in the 19th century during the Haitian Revolution, with the action taking place in Haiti and amongst the Barbary pirates. Albion Hamlin, a young American develops an obsession for Lydia Bailey, a woman he has never set eyes on. In 1952 the novel was adapted into a Technicolor film by the Hollywood Studio 20th Century Fox, it was directed from a screenplay by Michael Blankfort and Philip Dunne. The filmmakers expanded the title role far beyond her more marginal position in the novel, slimmed down the narrative while setting it on Haiti. A number of actresses were linked with the role of Bailey, including Micheline Presle, Jean Simmons, Linda Darnell, Susan Hayward, before it was given to Anne Francis. Lydia Bailey at Faded Page

Piers Wenger

Piers Wenger is a British television executive who serves as controller of BBC drama commissioning. He was appointed to that role in 2016, after four years as head of drama at Channel 4. Prior to C4, he was head of drama at BBC Wales and an executive producer on Doctor Who, where he cast Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor; as a producer, he collaborated with the late Victoria Wood over a decade on her dramatic projects. He produced her BAFTA and RTS award-winning dramatization of Nella Last's diary Housewife, 49, collaborated with her on Loving Miss Hatto, Wood's dramatization of the life of the life of classical pianist Joyce Hatto and co-executive produced Eric and Eric, Peter Bowker's biopic of the young Morecambe and Wise in which Wood starred. In his time at Channel 4, he managed a number of popular dramas. In February 2015, Indian Summers, a period drama chronicling the last years of British imperial rule in India launched and recorded the highest overnight drama audience for a C4 drama in 20 years.

No Offence, Paul Abbott's anarchic police procedural launched later in the same year and won the Royal Television Society Award for best drama series. While Humans, Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley's sci-fi series, a co-production with AMC, became a significant ratings hit breaking the record set by Indian Summers earlier in the year. In his first stint at the BBC, he was responsible for commissioning Tom Stoppard's Parade's End and Kevin Elyot's dramatization of the life of Christopher Isherwood and His Kind. Since his return to the BBC, he's participated in Doctor Who casting, approving the Thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker. Producer Housewife, 49 Ballet Shoes Executive Producer The Sarah Jane Adventures Doctor Who Upstairs, Downstairs Eric and Ernie Piers Wenger on IMDb Lonely hearts, The Observer, 13 February 2005


Aphyosemion is a genus of African rivulines endemic as the name indicates to Africa. Many of these species are popular aquarium fish. There are 100 recognized species in this genus: Aphyosemion abacinum Huber, 1976 Aphyosemion ahli G. S. Myers, 1933 Aphyosemion alpha Huber, 1998 Aphyosemion amoenum Radda & Pürzl, 1976 Aphyosemion aureum Radda, 1980 Aphyosemion australe Aphyosemion bamilekorum Radda, 1971 Aphyosemion batesii Aphyosemion bitaeniatum Aphyosemion bitteri Valdesalici & Eberl, 2016 Aphyosemion bivittatum Aphyosemion bualanum Aphyosemion buytaerti Radda & Huber, 1978 Aphyosemion callipteron Aphyosemion calliurum Aphyosemion cameronense Aphyosemion campomaanense Agnèse, Caminade, Catalan & Kornobis, 2009 Aphyosemion castaneum G. S. Myers, 1924 Aphyosemion caudofasciatum Huber & Radda, 1979 Aphyosemion celiae Scheel, 1971 Aphyosemion chauchei Huber & Scheel, 1981 Aphyosemion christyi Aphyosemion citrineipinnis Huber & Radda, 1977 Aphyosemion coeleste Huber & Radda, 1977 Aphyosemion cognatum Meinken, 1951 Aphyosemion congicum Aphyosemion cyanostictum J. G. Lambert & Géry, 1968 Aphyosemion dargei Amiet, 1987 Aphyosemion decorsei Aphyosemion ecucuense Aphyosemion edeanum Amiet, 1987 Aphyosemion elberti Aphyosemion elegans Aphyosemion erythron Aphyosemion escherichi Aphyosemion etsamense Sonnenberg & T. Blum, 2005 Aphyosemion exigoideum Radda & Huber, 1977 Aphyosemion exiguum Aphyosemion fellmanni van der Zee & Sonnenberg, 2018 Aphyosemion ferranti Aphyosemion franzwerneri Scheel, 1971 Aphyosemion fulgens Radda, 1975 Aphyosemion gabunense Radda, 1975 Aphyosemion georgiae J. G. Lambert & Géry, 1968 Aphyosemion grelli Valdesalici & Eberl, 2013 Aphyosemion hanneloreae Radda & Pürzl, 1985 Aphyosemion heinemanni Berkenkamp, 1983 Aphyosemion hera Huber, 1998 Aphyosemion herzogi Radda, 1975 Aphyosemion hofmanni Radda, 1980 Aphyosemion jeanhuberi Valdesalici & Eberl, 2015 Aphyosemion joergenscheeli Huber & Radda, 1977 Aphyosemion kouamense Legros, 1999 Aphyosemion koungueense Aphyosemion labarrei Poll, 1951 Aphyosemion lamberti Radda & Huber, 1977 Aphyosemion lefiniense Woeltjes, 1984 Aphyosemion lividum Legros & Zentz, 2007 Aphyosemion loennbergii Aphyosemion louessense Aphyosemion lugens Amiet, 1991 Aphyosemion lujae Aphyosemion maculatum Radda & Pürzl, 1977 Aphyosemion malumbresi Legros & Zentz, 2006 Aphyosemion melanogaster Aphyosemion melinoeides Aphyosemion mengilai Valdesalici & Eberl, 2014 Aphyosemion mimbon Huber, 1977 Aphyosemion musafirii van der Zee & Sonnenberg, 2011 Aphyosemion ocellatum Huber & Radda, 1977 Aphyosemion ogoense Aphyosemion omega Aphyosemion pamaense Agnèse, Cazaux & Estivals, 2013 Aphyosemion pascheni Aphyosemion passaroi Huber, 1994 Aphyosemion plagitaenium Huber, 2004 Aphyosemion poliaki Amiet, 1991 Aphyosemion polli Radda & Pürzl, 1987 Aphyosemion primigenium Radda & Huber, 1977 Aphyosemion pseudoelegans Sonnenberg & van der Zee, 2012 Aphyosemion punctatum Radda & Pürzl, 1977 Aphyosemion punctulatum Aphyosemion raddai Scheel, 1975 Aphyosemion rectogoense Radda & Huber, 1977 Aphyosemion riggenbachi Aphyosemion schioetzi Huber & Scheel, 1981 Aphyosemion schluppi Radda & Huber, 1978 Aphyosemion schoutedeni Aphyosemion seegersi Huber, 1980 Aphyosemion splendopleure Aphyosemion striatum Aphyosemion teugelsi van der Zee & Sonnenberg, 2010 Aphyosemion thysi Radda & Huber, 1978 Aphyosemion tirbaki Huber, 1999 Aphyosemion trilineatus Aphyosemion volcanum Radda & Wildekamp, 1977 Aphyosemion wachtersi Radda & Huber, 1978 Aphyosemion wildekampi Berkenkamp, 1973 Aphyosemion wuendschi Radda & Pürzl, 1985 Aphyosemion zygaima Huber, 1981

Cabin in the Hills

Cabin in the Hills is the fifty-first studio album by American recording artist Merle Haggard released in 1999. After his 2000 comeback album If I Could Only Fly, Haggard released two gospel albums on the same day on May 1, 2001: Cabin in the Hills and Two Old Friends with Albert Brumley, Jr; the former includes a mix of traditional songs arranged by Haggard as well as new Haggard originals. It features the Iris Dement song "Shores of Jordan". Haggard produced the collection himself and is joined by Strangers steel guitarist Norman Hamlet and singers Porter Wagoner and Bonnie Owens. Travis Dragaset of AllMusic wrote: "Haggard's own spiritual evolution, which took root while in solitary confinement at San Quentin prison, lends grit and intrigue to this listenable set." "Life's Railway to Heaven" – 3:21 "A Cabin in the Hills" – 3:17 "What Will It Be Like" – 2:48 "Farther Along" – 4:12 "Precious Lord Take My Hand" – 3:07 "Apart for a While" – 3:10 "Love Lifted Me" – 3:29 "Shores of Jordan" – 3:38 "Lord Don't Give Up on Me" – 2:58 "This World Is Not My Home" – 2:18 Merle Haggard – vocals, guitar Norm Hamlet – dobro, pedal steel guitar Biff Adam – drums Don Markhamtrumpet Bonnie Owens – vocals Porter Wagoner – vocals Ray McDonald – vocals Doug Colosio – keyboards Eddie Curtisbass Theresa Lane Haggard Vocals Abe Manuel, Jr. – guitar, harmonica Joe Manuel – guitar Randy Mason – drums, guitar Redd Volkaert – guitar

Trevor Metz

Trevor Metz is a Canadian journalist, documentary narrator, radio talk show host, columnist. He lives in China, he was born in British Columbia to mother Shelia Metz and father Edward "Ted" Metz. Metz started his broadcasting career on the cable TV program "Daytime", now called Urban Rush, he started with technical and camera work before moving into reporting. He left the show when he was accepted to the British Columbia Institute of Technology's Broadcast Journalism Program, leaving BCIT in his final semester to take a job at CHNL in Kamloops, British Columbia, it was there he was part of the news team that won a Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Radio for his coverage of the infamous double murder suicide at the Ministry of Water and Air Protection during a time of unprecedented government cutbacks. After two years in Kamloops radio he took a job at CKPG/CKPG-TV in Prince George, British Columbia doing both radio and television, he left CKPG after two years to take a job with China Radio International in Beijing.

He is the narrator for "Discover China" broadcast in the United States on both the Dish Network and Direct TV to over 40 million American homes. Discover China is the first documentary TV series, it airs to over 800 million people in China and is the first Chinese television series to be aired in the United States. He is the former host of China Drive airing on China Radio International. China Drive is broadcast to millions of people across China and re-broadcast to several major markets around the globe. Segments included "Cooking with Chef Dan Segall", "Trevor Metz's Song of the Day", "Steve The Useless Fact Guy", "Trevor Metz's Movie Review". During the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games he led CRI's English broadcast team from the International Broadcast Center, he was the first foreigner to broadcast live from the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to the domestic Chinese audience during a speech from President Hu Jintao. He is a voice artist in Beijing, he is the lead talent of China Voice Over.

His voice can be heard on both China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines as the onboard safety announcer. His voice can be heard on corporate video productions, he is the narrator of "China's Treasures" that first aired in 2008, continues to air on China Central Television's international channel, CCTV9, across China and in several major markets around the world. He is a columnist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, his articles appear on the CBC's Viewpoint and he has been published in the Elite Reference, the Prince George Citizen. He was married to Chinese national Liu Jing in Wuhan, Hubei Province China on April 25, 2007, with whom he has a daughter, he has a child from a previous relationship. Trevor Metz Song of the Day Trevor Metz Movie Review. China Voiceover