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San Antonio Bronchos

The San Antonio Bronchos were a minor league baseball team based in San Antonio, that played in the South Texas League and Texas League. The team was known as the Mustangs and Aces; the team won two league championships. The first was in the South Texas League in their inaugural season of 1903, under the guidance of manager Wade Moore, they won their second in 1908, while a member of the Texas League under managers George Leidy and Pat Newnam. In July 1907, the Bronchos lost a game played at Riverside Park in Austin by a 44–0 score, when they made a farce of the second game of a doubleheader, after forfeiting the first game over disagreements with the umpire. South Texas League In 1904, the league started as Class D became Class C on June 15. Source: Texas League In 1918, the league suspended operations on July 7. Source: 1903: Orth Thomas – wins 1905: Earle Gardner – average 1908: Edward Conrad Collins – runs. San Antonio at Bat: Professional Baseball in the Alamo City. Texas A&M University Press.

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Val Borbera

The Val Borbera is a valley formed by the River Borbera, a tributary of the Scrivia, located in the province of Alessandria. It was linked to the Republic of Genoa, the Ligurian Republic and is still tied to Liguria; this valley is wedged between Val Boreca to the east. It is bordered to the west by Valle Scrivia; the valley is surrounded by high mountains, making it a place isolated from the surrounding valleys, little touched by industrialization and with a well-preserved environment. Up until the beginning of the 20th century, there was no road connecting the upper with the lower valley, the main passageway being the gravel riverbed in the dry season, it is the only valley of Piedmont bordering on the Emilia-Romagna region. Until about the 1950s, viticulture was widespread in the lower valley. Today, a special grape variety is still cultivated in the valley, the Timorasso, known and appreciated outside the valley. There are a lot of chestnut woods in the valley; the water mills in the valley are no longer in operation, so chestnut flour is now produced outside the valley.

Val Borbera is known for a special kind of potatoes, namely the patata quarantina bianca genovese, the fagiolane, a rather large, white bean, appreciated and used gastronomically in the Province of Alessandria. Its population has been considered a genetic isolate

Pierre Andrew Rinfret

Pierre Andre "Pete" Rinfret was the founder of Rinfret-Boston Associates, an economic advisor to three American Presidents, the Republican candidate for Governor of New York in 1990. Rinfret was born in Canada, his father and the entire family emigrated to the United States from Canada on November 12, 1929. "We emigrated here. In Canada, the ultimate disgrace and he was forced out, socially, he did not know a depression was coming in the U. S. and no one else did either. And so he thought. Little did, he and all of us had gone from the frying pan into the fire!" A self-made man, he studied electrical engineering at the University of Maine, was drafted into the Army in 1944, where he served General George S. Patton in France and received the Bronze Star. Upon his return he received a MBA from New York University, spent two years in France as a Fulbright Scholar. Working in the finance industry, he rose to become chairman of Lionel D. Edie in 1965 before forming his own firm. Rinfret served as an economic adviser to Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon.

In 1972, he was a Nixon campaign spokesman, Nixon offered him a position on the Council of Economic Advisers and considered him for a cabinet post. He considered himself a professional financial analyst and foremost. "I am the most proud of... my 45 years of being a professional analyst of the U. S. and the world. I was always an icon breaker. I never was afraid to think for myself. More than not I went against the trend and the accepted wisdom, it got me into trouble quite but my entire career was built on it..." The Manhattan millionaire—by now styling himself as "Pete" Rinfret—agreed to become the Republican candidate in the 1990 gubernatorial election against Mario Cuomo at the request of former Tresury Secretary William Simon and state Senator Roy Goodman. Rinfret suffered when the Conservative Party of New York declined to cross endorse him and instead gave their support to Dr. Herbert London. Rinfret contended that the Republican party gave him little or no support, that there were several key members of the Republican party, supporting London and the Conservatives.

Mr. Cuomo went on to win the election with 53 percent, Mr. Rinfret 22 percent and the Conservative candidate, Herbert London, 21 percent. Had Mr. London won a larger percentage the Republican party would have lost the second line of New York State election ballots to the Conservatives. Pierre considered his run for governor as a moral victory. "Mario Cuomo was mentioned as a possible Presidential candidate, but after the run against us all that talk died since he won the election with a bare majority. We knocked him out of the Presidential box and out of NY politics, he beat two rank amateurs by the skin of his teeth! Few in the state realized the dire economic condition of the state until my campaign; the first budget that Mario Cuomo presented to the Legislature after he beat me was identical to the one I had proposed and, as the Albany commentators said, "You elect Mario and you get Pierre's budget" Rudy Giuliani beat Dinkins in the next election and the issue was the deteriorating state of New York City!

George Pataki beat Mario Cuomo in the next election on some of the grounds I had initiated, the deterioration in the state. The new head of the Republican party in New York said right after the election "We owe Pierre". Mario Cuomo said to my son Peter about a year ago and I quote, "Your father was far more perceptive than I was"." He qualified as a pilot in 2000, at age 76, died in 2006 at age 82. He had posted his recollections and impressions of people he had known from politics and business on a web site during his retirement, carried on a significant online correspondence with people from over twenty countries until just a few months before this death, he was attempting to create an'online memoir' of his life and experiences, from growing up in the Great Depression, to working with economists such as Milton Friedman and Alan Greenspan. "I first met Alan Greenspan in 1948 when I attended the New York University School of Commerce and Finance. At that time I was a junior in my studies and Alan was a sophomore.

I was the Senior Fellow in the Economics department and he wanted to get a fellowship in the Department.... " Governor: Pierre Rinfret Lieutenant Governor: George Yancey Comptroller: Edward Regan Attorney General: Bernard C. Smith Recollections of Famous People Memories of the Great Depression Pierre Rinfret's Campaign for NY Governor

Osteocephalus yasuni

Osteocephalus yasuni is a species of frogs in the family Hylidae. It is found in the upper Amazon Basin in southern Colombia and northeastern Peru at elevations of 70–250 m above sea level; the specific name yasuni refers to the Yasuni National Park. Males measure 44–56 mm and females 43–62 mm in snout–vent length; the dorsum is brown with dark brown spots. The ventral coloration varies, from bright yellow to yellowish cream in adult males and cream in adult females. Males have rough skin, it has expanded discs on the fingers. The species' natural habitats are tropical primary moist forests, in both terra firme and seasonally flooded forests, it breeds in temporary pools. It is nocturnal, it is locally affected by habitat loss, but there are no major threats to this reasonably abundant and widespread species. It occurs in a number of protected areas, including its namesake Yasuni National Park

David C. Johnson

David C. Johnson is an American composer and performer of live-electronic music. David Johnson studied, among other places, at Harvard University, with Nadia Boulanger in Paris, at the Cologne Courses for New Music in 1964–1965, 1965–1966, 1966–1967. In 1966–67 he was an independent collaborator at the Electronic Studio of the WDR, where he assisted Karlheinz Stockhausen with the production of his electronic work Hymnen, he operated the live-electronics in the first performances of the chamber-orchestra version of Stockhausen's Mixtur, in the Darmstadt collaborative works directed by Stockhausen, Ensemble in 1967 and Musik für ein Haus in 1968. In 1968 he was instructor of electronic music at the Cologne Courses for New Music. From its formation in Cologne in 1968, he collaborated with the group formed by bass guitarist Holger Schüring, keyboardist Irmin Schmidt, guitarist Michael Karoli and drummer Jaki Liebezeit in an experimental beat group that would be known as Can, he left in 1969, disappointed at growing rock influences.

In 1970 he performed in a number of Stockhausen's "process" works at the German Pavilion of Expo 70, the Osaka World's Fair. After Osaka, together with Johannes Fritsch and Rolf Gehlhaar, he founded in 1971 the Feedback Studio in Cologne and became a technical collaborator in the Studio for Electronic Music of the Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht. In the early 1970s, Johnson joined the Oeldorf Group, a musicians' cooperative, with Péter Eötvös, Mesías Maiguashca, Gaby Schumacher and Joachim Krist, who organized a Summer Night Music series. Performances were held in the barn attached to the group's farmhouse near Kürten. In 1972, with Helmut Lachenmann, he coordinated the Composition Studio at the International Vacation Course for New Music in Darmstadt, he remained Technical Director of the Feedback Studio until 1975, when he moved to Basel to become Director of the Electronic Studio of the Musikakademie there, a post he held until 1985. He now lives in Switzerland. Three Pieces for string quartet Dort wo wir leben, electronic music for the documentary film by Kazimierz Karabasz TeleFun, electronic music Ton-Antiton, electronic music Prorganica, sound installation Organica I–IV, sound installations Triangles, for flute, cello, 3 ring modulators Ars Subtilior Electrica, electronic music, realised in the Electronic Studio of the Musikakademie Basel Drop Fruit, for tape, live-electronics and accompanying events Of burning a candle, for tape and slides Imprisoned Fruit, Cybernetic Soundspace Earth Wisdom, for tape, live-electronics and slides Gehlhaar, Rolf.

1968. Zur Komposition Ensemble: Kompositionsstudio Karlheinz Stockhausen, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt 1967. Darmstädter Beiträge zur Neuen Musik 11. Edited by Ernst Thomas. Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne. Text in both German and English. Kurtz, Michael. 1992. Stockhausen: A Biography. Translated by Richard Toop. London: Faber and Faber. Johnson, David. 1972. "Die Organica Geschichte." Feedback papers 7. Reprinted in Feedback Papers 1–16, pp. 168–77. Morawska-Büngeler, Marietta. 1988. Schwingende Elektronen: Eine Dokumentation über das Studio für Elektronische Musik des Westdeutschen Rundfunk in Köln 1951–1986. Cologne-Rodenkirchen: P. J. Tonger Musikverlag. Ritzel, Fred. 1970. Musik für ein Haus: Kompositionsstudio Karlheinz Stockhausen, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt 1968. Darmstädter Beiträge zur Neuen Musik 12. Edited by Ernst Thomas. Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne. Stockhausen, Karlheinz. 1971. Texte zur Musik 3. Edited by Dieter Schnebel. Cologne: Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg. Feedback Studio biography

It Pays to Be Funny

It Pays to Be Funny was an Australian television comedy game show. In Sydney it aired on station ATN-7, while in Melbourne it aired on GTV-9; the half-hour show was hosted Bob Dyer, who had hosted a version for radio on the Macquarie Radio Network. A description in a 1957 edition of The Age newspaper said the television series "puts contestants though amusing situations with worth-while prizes as their reward", According to a different edition of The Age, one of these "situations" was having the contestant attempt to milk a cowIn one television episode, Jack Davey appeared and gave Dyer a meringue pie in the face, "kissed" himIn another episode, a contestant named Mr. Martin had a water balloon poised above his head, while his wife tried to figure out what a man named Steve Petrovich was doing by pantomime. Failure to determine this would result in Mr. Martin having the water balloon dropped on himAlthough kinescope recordings were made to allow the series to air on both stations, it is not known if any of these recordings of the television version still exist, there is the possibility the series may be lost.

However, it is known that transcription copies exist of the radio version at the National Film and Sound Archive It Pays to Be Funny at IMDb