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Schenley Park

Schenley Park is a large municipal park located in Pittsburgh, between the neighborhoods of Oakland and Squirrel Hill. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district. In 2011, the park was named one of "America's Coolest City Parks" by Travel + Leisure; the park is made up of 300 acres donated by Mary Schenley in 1889 and another 120 acres that the city subsequently purchased from her. Another 36 acres were acquired at a date, bringing the park's total size to 456 acres, making it the second largest municipal park in Pittsburgh, behind Frick Park; the park borders the campuses of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, technically Carnegie Mellon University is within Schenley Park. Schenley Park features a grand entrance, Schenley Plaza, several miles of hiking trails and a large pond in Panther Hollow. Across from the Phipps Conservatory is Flagstaff Hill, a popular place to watch outdoor movies in the summer. In the early days of Schenley Park, the area known as "The Oval" was used for horse racing.

Today, it has 13 tennis courts, an all weather running track, a soccer field. There is an ice skating rink, public swimming pool, an 18-hole disc golf course nearby. Schenley Park contains the Bob O'Connor Golf Course; the golf course includes an indoor practice facility where golfers can play a "virtual" round on Pebble Beach and other famous courses. Cross country running meets are held in the park, it is the home course for women's cross country teams. The 1921 USA Cross Country Championships were held in the park. Since 1983, Schenley Park has been home to a vintage motor sports car race, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, that takes place annually in mid-July. Additionally, since 1993, the park has been home to the Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure, an annual fundraising event for breast cancer and Mother's Day tradition with more than 35,000 participants. Carnegie Mellon University's annual Spring Carnival contests its Sweepstakes, a buggy race, on Tech Avenue, Schenley Drive, Frew Street.

In 1842, Mary Elizabeth Croghan of Pittsburgh, 15 at the time, eloped with 43-year-old Captain Edward Schenley. The couple moved to England. Mary's father was unsuccessful. Mary's maternal grandfather, General James O'Hara, bequeathed to her a parcel of land known as the "Mt. Airy Tract." Mary's wealth attracted the attention of several land developers in the Pittsburgh area as well as Edward Bigelow, the Director of the Department of Public Works in Pittsburgh. In 1889, Bigelow learned that the agent of a land developer planned to travel to London to attempt to purchase the land from Mary. Bigelow sent an East Liberty lawyer by train to New York City where he boarded a steamer bound for England; the lawyer beat the real estate agent by two days. After negotiations with Mary, Bigelow's lawyer entered into an agreement to give 300 acres of the Mt. Airy Tract to the city of Pittsburgh with an option to purchase 120 more, under the conditions that the park be named after her and never be sold; the city agreed and purchased the additional 120 acres of land.

Bigelow began to develop the newly renamed Schenley Park for recreational uses. He hired William Falconer to lead the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, built in 1893. In 1895, Andrew Carnegie built the Carnegie Museum and Music Hall, establishing Oakland and Schenley Park as a cultural icon. Forbes Field, the home field of the Pittsburgh Pirates, was adjacent to Schenley Park during its lifespan. In 2001, after extensive renovations, the Schenley Park Visitor Center opened in one of the park's original buildings; the building had served as a tool shed, the home of the Pittsburgh Civic Garden Center, a nature museum, until closing in the late 1980s. In spring 2006, the Schenley Plaza area was converted to its original use as a grand entrance to Schenley Park. Although it was designed as a grand entrance, it had been used as a parking lot for many years; the new park area features several small food stands. Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh List of Pittsburgh neighborhoods Panther Hollow Bridge Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Neill Log House Patricia Lowery.

Schenley Plaza Dedication: story by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved June 4, 2006. Toker, Franklin. Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-5434-6. Ben Muessig. Sk8er appreciation: story by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved February 17, 2007. Schenley Park Map Pittsburgh Dept. of Parks & Recreation website Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Tour of the Schenley Park's bridges Schenley Park Golf Course Schenley Park Disc Golf Course Schenley Park features Historic American Buildings Survey No. PA-467, "Robert Neal Cabin, Schenley Park, Allegheny County, PA", 3 photos, 3 measured drawings, 3 data pages

Death and state funeral of Kim Jong-il

The death of Kim Jong-il was reported by North Korean state television news on 19 December 2011. The presenter Ri Chun-hee announced that he had died on 17 December at 8:30 am of a massive heart attack while travelling by train to an area outside Pyongyang, he had received medical treatment for cardiac and cerebrovascular diseases. During the trip though, he was said to have had an advanced acute myocardial infarction, complicated with a serious heart shock. However, it was reported by South Korean media in December 2012 that he had died in a fit of rage over construction faults at a crucial power plant project, his son Kim Jong-un was announced as North Korea's next leader with the title of "The Great Successor" during the same newscast. Jong-il's funeral was held on 28 December in Pyongyang, with a mourning period lasting until the following day. North Korean State media did not report Jong-il's death until 51 hours after it occurred due to the political jockeying and discussions that surrounded the official version of Jong-il's legacy, as well as agreeing upon the membership of the Funeral Committee of Kim Jong-il.

On the morning of 19 December, all work units, government agencies, military personnel were informed of a major announcement to take place at noon. At noon, Ri Chun-hee, a Korean Central Television news anchor, clad in full black traditional Korean clothing, announced the death of Kim Jong-il. Ri had announced the death of Kim Il-sung in 1994. During the announcement, a portrait of a smiling, idealized image of Kim Jong-il was released, continuing the tradition of issuing official posthumous portraits of supreme leaders of North Korea after their death. Following the official notice, a male news anchor wearing a suit and black tie proceeded to announce the entire funeral committee of Kim Jong-il in order of the rankings established by the authorities; the committee had 233 names. However, it was reported in December 2012 by South Korean media that he had died in a fit of rage over construction faults in a crucial power plant project at Huichon in Jagang Province; the head of South Korea's National Intelligence Service said surveillance footage revealed that Kim's personal train, on which he is said to have died, did not move over the weekend.

This implied. According to editors of The Chosun Ilbo newspaper, it was reported circumstances surrounding Kim's death were inconsistent with what would be expected during official business trips: inclement weather conditions were present and the time of day when Kim was travelling conflicted with his usual circadian rhythm. Furthermore, a low number of witnesses observed the events. Korean Central News Agency announced the news, stating on 19 December: The body of National Defense Commission Chairman Kim will lie in state at Kumsusan Memorial Palace during the period of mourning from the 17th to the 29th. Visitors will be received between the 27th; the ceremony for his parting will be performed on the 28th in Pyongyang. Central memorial meetings to honor Chairman Kim will open on the 29th. At that time, in Pyongyang and sites in every province, there will be an artillery salute and three minutes of silence, all official vehicles and vessels will sound their horns. Images showed. People could be seen gathering to pay their respects, some kneeling, some wailing, some beating the ground with their fists.

The BBC reported that the Korean Central News Agency said people were convulsing with pain and despair at their loss, but would unite behind his successor Kim Jong-un. They said that all party members, military men, the public should faithfully follow the leadership of comrade Jong-un and protect and further strengthen the unified front of the party and the public. Workplaces and local government offices have organised meetings to create a proper atmosphere of mourning. People's Units have emphasised the Last Instructions of Kim Jong-il and groups from schools and workplaces have been visiting statues of Kim Il-sung and other major memorials to pay their respects. After the death was announced, the South Korean military was put on high alert; the South's National Security Council, worried that political jockeying in North Korea could destabilise the region convened for an emergency meeting. President Lee Myung-bak cancelled the rest of his Monday schedule and in a statement, declared, "or the sake of the future of the Republic of Korea and stability on the Korean Peninsula is more important than anything else.

It should not be threatened by. We must make thorough preparations to maintain peace and stability and continue to work with the international community... All citizens are asked to go about their lives without wavering so that peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula will not be hampered". No government officials from Seoul paid condolences, according to the Unification Ministry. Lee Hee Ho, the 89-year-old widow of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, Hyundai Group Chairwoman Hyun Jeong-eun led a private group of 18 South Koreans on a two-day visit, where state media showed them being greeted by Jong-un on 26 December. European UnionCatherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said that "the EU is monitoring the situation and is in contact with its strategic partners with a view to sharing assessments on the possible implications". In the name of all EU countries, the Polish diplomat signed the condolence book in Pyongyang. United Nations – A spokesman for U.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South Carolina

As of December 31, 2017, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported 40,608 members in six stakes, 69 congregations one mission, one temple in South Carolina. The first LDS member in South Carolina is believed to be Emmanual Masters Murphy, baptized in Tennessee in 1836; when Elder Lysander M. Davis arrived in South Carolina in 1839, he found the Murphys had people prepared for baptism. Seven of these were baptized. Opposition arose and Davis was jailed. Murphy had spoken with Church President Joseph Smith in the late 1830s, was told to warn South Carolinians of the destruction soon to hit their state, "the wars that will shortly come to pass, beginning at the rebellion of South Carolina, which will terminate in the death and misery of many souls... the Southern states will call on other nations the nation of Great Britain..." This warning saw reality in 1861, when the Confederates attacked Fort Sumter, the Civil War commenced. The South Carolina Conference was organized on March 31, 1882, with its first president as Elder Willard C. Burton of the Southern States Mission.

The Kings Mountain Baptist Church had several families convert on March 12, 1882. Some of the earliest branches were established at King's Mountains beginning March 3, 1882, among the Catawba Indian community beginning July 31, 1885. Conference headquarters were established at the plantation of John Shaw Black, a man who remained unbaptized in order to provide refuge for the Church, a veteran of the Palmetto Sharpshooters. Many converts, including Indians, moved onto his plantation to escape persecution; the Catawbas shielded missionaries from persecutions. Two families were noted in Missionary journals as being home base and Elizabeth W Patterson's home shielded them on the occasions of the mobs hunting them. Evan and Lucy Marsh Watts were the host family when Elder C E Robinson died, they were again helping when the two Elders were injured, Elder W C Cragun and F A Franughton. Most of the Catawbas remained faithful in South Carolina. One of the more known LDS members of the Catawba tribe was Samuel Taylor Blue.

Blue was baptized in 1897. A few years he served as branch president of the branch of the LDS Church on the Catawba Reservation. In the early 20th century he would help missionaries escape mobs. In 1950 Blue traveled to Salt Lake City and gave a talk at General Conference on April 9. Another Catawba, the first Lamanite Patriarch, William F Canty came from 5 families who moved west with the Migration in 1887, his father John Alonzo Canty was the first Branch President of the Gaffney area, James Patterson, his grandfather was the first Branch President of the Catawba Branch. William Canty spoke at the BYU Indian school graduation many times in the 1970s and toured with the Lamanite Generation in 1978. Genealogy of the Western Catawba, Missionary Journals of Joseph P Willey and Pinkney Head, My Father's people, all written by Judy Canty Martin. News articles from the Church news in 1978 and other sources of family. Progress and persecution continued in the 1890s. Mobs gathered to persecuted missionaries.

In 1897, mobs burned one of South Carolina's first Latter-day Saint meetinghouses in ab area called by locals Centerville near the small town of Ridgeway South Carolina. It was rebuilt and burned again in 1899. Branches organized included Society Hill, Columbia and Fairfield. However, as converts migrated to the West, branches dwindled, some were reorganized with new converts; the South Carolina conference included 10 Sunday Schools. On November 20–21, 2004, President Hinckley spoke to nearly 12,000 Church members in Columbia, S. C. with proceedings carried to 11 meetinghouses in 11 other stakes in South Georgia. LDS Church in South Carolina have been involved in a number of humanitarian services; some of these include aid to the needy and sick, along with other services. Some of the more significant relief given by the church or its members in South Carolina are mentioned in this section; the Church has provided relief to many natural disasters including: Hurricane Hugo, Hurricane Andrew, flooding from Tropical Storm Alberto in Georgia, Hurricane Opal, Florida's Hurricane Jeanne.

Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, several thousand Latter-day Saint volunteers from South Carolina and other areas, went to Louisiana and Mississippi. Many of them taking time out of their jobs or came down on the weekends to help anyone needing assistance. In 1996, the LDS Church authorized $100,000 and service to help rebuild 28 of the predominantly black churches across the South that burned in the previous 18 months; these funds were divided according to need. In 1996, the LDS Church donated 41,000 pounds of food to the Crisis Ministries Center in the Charleston area. South Carolina's first stake was created in Columbia on October 19, 1947, it included the entire state with wards in Columbia, Charleston, Hartsville and Spartanburg. Its branches included Augusta, Society Hill and Darlington; the South Carolina West Stake, was organized 1963. In 1968, the South Carolina East Stake was organized which became known as the Florence South Carolina Stake; the Charleston Stake was organized in 1972.

Charleston South Carolina Stake - Originally named Charleston Stake when organized in 1972. Columbia South Carolina Stake - Originally named South Carolina Stake Florence South Carolina -

Paul Rusling

Paul Rusling is an East Yorkshire public house and restaurant owner, disc jockey and former radio and publishing entrepreneur who has identified himself during radio programmes as Paul Alexander. Paul Rusling attended school in Hull, England and in his spare time performed as a disc jockey in clubs and ballrooms, he studied radio engineering at Hull College of Technology and became a ship's radio officer. On joining Radio Caroline he hosted the station's breakfast programme and he moved to London where he and his wife Anne managed several pubs and clubs. In 1981 Rusling became a broadcast consultant and worked at several radio stations, including Laser 558. Rusling served as a consultant to broadcast projects in the Middle East and Scandinavia and assisted with license applications for stations in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Germany and Russia, including work with Nozema, Sky Radio, Classic FM, Radio 10 Gold, he was a director including Yorkshire Coast Radio. On the Isle of Man Rusling was founder of a public company, licensed to launch a 500,000 Watt international broadcasting station MusicMann279.

Rusling chaired forums at the Mix Mag International DJ Convention in London and at several technical forums, e.g. IEEE conference in Washington, he has published several books including training manuals for radio stations and other speciality publications including The Lid Off Laser 558 and "Who's Who in British Radio". Rusling and his wife published a weekly paid-for newspaper in East Yorkshire called the Haltemprice Herald, the first paid-for weekly to be printed in full colour. In 2006 Paul and Anne Rusling bought the Triton Inn in East Yorkshire, they developed it as a restaurant and ballroom, catering for functions such as weddings and conferences. The Triton was successful, opening seven days a week for lunch and dinner and serving up to 700 meals a day; the Ruslings sold the business in August 2013 to Bob Carroll. Paul Rusling returned to radio work as a broadcast consultant, advising on new licence applications and radio station operation, he set up a charity to broadcast radio programmes as Free Radio Peace to the Levant region of the Middle East and published "Internet Radio 2016" describing how to launch and operate an online radio station.

In September 2016 Paul Rusling authored another book called "Radio Adventures of the MV Communicator", telling the story of eleven radio stations which broadcast from that ship over its 21 years history as a radio ship. The stations included three incarnations of Laser, Holland FM, Veronica Hit Radio, Q The Beat and the Super Station; the book is available as a paperback and in hardback. In 2017 Rusling published a further book about the programme format and other aspects of the output of the offshore radio stations known as Laser; the book is called'Laser Radio Programming' World of Radio. In May 2017 Rusling was presented with a'Golden Microphone Award' for "outstanding contribution to radio" at the Zeezenders RadioDag ceremony in Harlingen, The Netherlands. In 2017 he and his wife returned to the licensed trade and took over the management of the Ferns Farm Hotel ner Bridlington for the Old Mill Brewery. In Autumn 2019, Ruslings latest book, the Radio Caroline bible, was published; this is times of the radio station, from its inception up to today.

MusicMann279 - details of the proposed international radio station in the Isle of Man Publication details of the book "Radio Caroline bible". - Story of Laser 558 Laser 558 web site - Paul Rusling as DJ on Radio Caroline. - Offshore radio reunion. Paul Alexander on Radio Caroline - Pirate Radio Hall of Fame - The King David, a Mediterranean radio ship The Crossed Field Antenna Radio Adventures of the Communicator Laser Radio Programming Ferns Farm Hotel website

The Gentle Rain

"The Gentle Rain" is a 1965 bossa nova composition by Luiz Bonfá, with lyrics by Matt Dubey. Written in A minor key and 4/4 time, this song was first released as part of the motion picture soundtrack of the 1966 film The Gentle Rain of the North-American director Burt Balaban; the music of the film was a collaboration of Luiz Bonfá as a composer and Eumir Deodato as orchestra arranger and director. It has become a jazz standard recorded instrumental in the following albums: 1965 Quincy Jones and His Orchestra on Quincy Plays for Pussycats. 1967 Joe Pass on Simplicity. 1967 Ramsey Lewis on The Movie Album. 1968 Jimmy Smith on Livin' it Up! 1969 George Shearing on Fool on the Hill. 1971 George Benson on Beyond the Blue Horizon. 1971 Oscar Peterson and The Singers Unlimited on In Tune. 1972 Art Farmer on Gentle Eyes. 1975 Toots Thielemans on Old Friend. 1978 Joe Pass and Paulinho da Costa on Tudo Bem!. 1980 Charlie Byrd on Sugarloaf Suite. 1990 Kenny Drew Trio on Recollections. 1995 Akio Sasajima and Ron Carter on Acoustically Sound.

2002 Joe Beck Trio on Just Friends 2003 John Etheridge on Chasing Shadows. 2008 Ron Thomas and Paul Klinefelter on Blues for Zarathustra. 2018 Houston Person and Ron Carter on Remember Love Astrud Gilberto recorded the song in 1965 on The Shadow of Your Smile. It is reported to be one of Tony Bennett's favorites and recorded on his 1966 album The Movie Song Album featuring Luiz Bonfá on guitar. Other recordings were by Sarah Vaughan, Irene Kral with pianist Alan Broadbent, Shirley Horn, Diana Krall, Stacey Kent featuring vocals with the saxophonist Jim Tomlinson, Barbra Streisand, Don Burrows, it was played at the funeral of Irish guitarist Louis Stewart in 2016 in the presence of the president of the Irish Republic but misattributed to a non-Brazillian composer in the Irish Times obituary

Salto (film)

Salto is a 1965 Polish drama film written and directed by Tadeusz Konwicki. It was released on 11 June 1965 in Poland; the director of photography is Kurt Weber and the music is by Wojciech Kilar. The title can be translated as "somersault" in English, or it can be seen as a reference to a rhythmic dance movement; the film received an Honorary Diploma at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, 1967. The film tells the story of a man, he is "a crazy guy who drops into a kind of ghost town and tells various cockamamie stories, the citizens aren't sure if they remember him or not". The crazy man "claims to have hidden in this town during the war", he confronts a number of people, being "alternately hostile, understanding, cowering, passive-aggressive"; the film is "mostly a lot of curious confrontations, both intellectual and earthy, conveyed in a fluid camera style with disorienting transitions". The film uses a "graceful combination of fluid camera work within each scene and disorienting jump cuts between scenes, which give the whole thing its dreamlike flow".

The film depicts a Poland, "irrevocably haunted" by war. In the film, the "memories of a wartime execution are no longer flashbacks but appear as a series of nightmarish dreams, edging closer and closer to reality"; the film is "a commentary on the complex fate of his generation". It has been described as Kafkaesque. Zbigniew Cybulski as Karol Kowalski vel Malinowski Gustaw Holoubek as the Host Marta Lipinska as Helena Irena Laskowska as Cecylia Wojciech Siemion as the Artist Wlodzimierz Borunski as Blumenfeld Andrzej Lapicki as Pietuch Jerzy Block in the role of the Old man Zdzislaw Maklakiewicz as Rotmistrz Iga Cembrzynska The score by Wojciech Kilar includes a "stately, delicate piano piece" during the opening credits. While there is "no background music during the film", the climax of the story depicts a town festival at which a "small band of piano, double-bass, guitar and trumpet" plays a "beautiful waltz" and the "title dance, the salto", which has a "driving rhythm"