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Schoharie County, New York

Schoharie County is a county in the U. S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,749; the county seat is Schoharie. "Schoharie" comes from a Mohawk word meaning "floating driftwood." Schoharie County is part of NY Metropolitan Statistical Area. The large territory of the county was long occupied by the Mohawk Indians and, to the west, the other four tribes of the Iroquois League. After European colonization of the Northeast started, the Mohawk had a lucrative fur trade with the French coming down from Canada, as well as the early Dutch colonists, British and German colonists; some Palatine Germans, who worked in camps on the Hudson to pay off their passage in 1710 settled in this county in the 1720s and 30s. In addition, Scots-Irish immigrants settled in the present Schoharie County area before the American Revolutionary War near Cherry Creek. After Great Britain defeated the Dutch and took over their colony in 1664, they began to establish counties in the New York territory in 1683.

The present Schoharie County was first part of Albany County. This was an enormous county, including the northern part of New York State as well as all of the present State of Vermont. In theory, it extended westward to the Pacific Ocean, as the colonists wanted to keep their options open; this county was reduced in size on July 3, 1766, by the creation of Cumberland County, further on March 16, 1770, by the creation of Gloucester County, both containing territory now part of Vermont. On March 12, 1772, what was left of Albany County was split into three parts, one retaining the name Albany County. Tryon County was formed from the western portion of the territory; the eastern boundary of Tryon County was five miles west of the present city of Schenectady, the county included the western part of the Adirondack Mountains and the area west of the West Branch of the Delaware River. The area designated Tryon County was organized into what are now 37 counties of New York State; the county was named for colonial governor of New York.

In the years preceding 1776, as social and political tensions rose in the colony, most of the Loyalists in Tryon County on the frontier, fled to Canada. In 1784, after the peace treaty that ended the Revolutionary War and the establishment of states, the new government changed Tryon County's name to Montgomery County to honor United States General Richard Montgomery, who had captured several places in Canada and died trying to capture the city of Quebec; the state continued to organize new counties. In 1789, Montgomery County was reduced in size by the splitting off of Ontario County, it was much larger than the present county, including present-day Allegany, Chautauqua, Genesee, Monroe, Orleans, Wyoming and part of Schuyler and Wayne counties. In 1791, Otsego County was one of three counties split off from Montgomery. In 1795, Schoharie County was created by joining portions of Albany counties; this was an area of fighting during the American Revolutionary War. On the frontier, colonists were subject to raids by their Iroquois allies.

Four of the six tribes allied with the British. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 626 square miles, of which 622 square miles is land and 4.5 square miles is water. Schoharie County is in west of Albany and southeast of Utica. Much of the southern portion of the county lies within the Catskill Mountains. Land rises in both directions quite from Schoharie Creek in the middle of the county. In contrast, the northern part of the county is predominately small valleys. More than 75% of the county's population lives in the north, closer to the Mohawk River, the historic transportation route east and west through the state. Schoharie Creek is a northward-flowing tributary of the Mohawk River; the Schoharie Creek watershed spans an area of 950 square miles. The course of Schoharie Creek includes two reservoir-dam systems; the Gilboa Dam and the Schoharie Reservoir are part of the New York City Water Supply System. The New York Power Authority operates the Blenheim-Gilboa Dam and its reservoir to produce hydroelectric power.

The headwaters of the Delaware River is located in the Town of Jefferson. Tributaries of the Susquehanna River are located in the Towns of Summit; the highest point is at the summit of Huntersfield Mountain on the southern boundary with Greene County, at 3,423 feet above sea level. The lowest point is where the Montgomery County line meets Schoharie Creek, 520 feet above sea level; the most prominent geological feature is Vroman's Nose, near the village of Middleburgh, New York in the Town of Fulton. Albany County - east Delaware County - southwest Greene County - southeast Montgomery County - north Otsego County - west Schenectady County - northeast As of the census of 2000, there were 31,582 people, 11,991 households and 8,177 families residing in the county; the population density was 51 people per square mile. There were 15,915 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 95.06% White, 2.14% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.36% f

Mercurialis (plant)

Mercurialis is a genus of plants in the family Euphorbiaceae, the spurges, known as the mercuries. These are slender herbs, rhizomatious perennials and woody perennials, native to Europe, North Africa, Asia. SpeciesMercurialis annua L. - most of Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, islands of the eastern Atlantic Mercurialis canariensis Obbard & S. A. Harris - Canary Islands Mercurialis corsica Coss. & Kralik - Corsica, Sardinia Mercurialis elliptica Lam. - Spain, Morocco Mercurialis huetii Hanry - Spain, Morocco Mercurialis leiocarpa Siebold & Zucc. - China, Korea, Ryukyu Islands, Assam, Nepal Mercurialis × longifolia Lam. - Spain, France Mercurialis ovata Sternb. & Hoppe - C + E Europe and SW Asia from Germany + Italy to Russia + Syria Mercurialis × paxii Graebn. - C + E Europe from Germany to Crimea Mercurialis perennis L. - most of Europe plus Algeria, Turkey, Iran Mercurialis reverchonii Rouy - Spain, Morocco Mercurialis tomentosa L. - Spain, France, Balearic Islandsformerly includedtransferred to other genera Jepson Manual Treatment GRIN Genus Profile

Live in Hyde Park (Red Hot Chili Peppers album)

Live in Hyde Park is the first live album released by American band Red Hot Chili Peppers, recorded over three record-breaking nights at Hyde Park, in London on June 19, 20 and 25, 2004 during the band's Roll on the Red Tour. These three concerts set records for the highest-grossing concerts at a single venue in history; this double album compiled from these three shows went straight to No. 1 in the UK and stayed there for two weeks, selling over 120,000 copies. Of the eight studio albums by the Red Hot Chili Peppers that were released prior to Live in Hyde Park, only three are represented in this album's set list – their fifth, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, seventh and eighth, By the Way. "Under the Bridge" and "Give It Away" were the only songs from Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The songs "Leverage of Space" and "Rolling Sly Stone" are exclusive to this collection. There are 4 songs that were performed but are not included on this release, "I Like Dirt" and "My Lovely Man" were both performed on June 19, "Maybe" on June 20 and "Mini-Epic" on June 25.

"Mini-Epic" was planned for this release, but did not make it into the CD versions due to delicate issues concerning the theme of the song. However, it was officially released for the first time in 2015 on the Red Hot Chili Peppers' next live album, Wales: 6/23/04. Live in Hyde Park is now out of print. Disc 1 "Intro" – 3:57 "Can't Stop" – 5:13 "Around the World" – 4:12 "Scar Tissue" – 4:08 "By the Way" – 5:20 "Fortune Faded" – 3:28 "I Feel Love" – 1:28 "Otherside" – 4:34 "Easily" – 5:00 "Universally Speaking" – 4:16 "Get on Top" – 4:06 "Brandy" – 3:34 "Don't Forget Me" – 5:22 "Rolling Sly Stone" – 5:06Disc 2 "Throw Away Your Television" – 7:30 "Leverage of Space" – 3:29 "Purple Stain" – 4:16 "The Zephyr Song" – 7:04 "Californication" – 5:26 "Right on Time" – 3:54 "Parallel Universe" – 5:37 "Drum Homage Medley" – 1:29 "Rock and Roll" "Good Times Bad Times" "Sunday Bloody Sunday" "We Will Rock You" "Under the Bridge" – 4:54 "Black Cross" – 3:30 "Flea's Trumpet Treated by John" – 3:28 "Give It Away" – 13:17 A rare four song promotional CD sampler was released in Spain in 2004.

The CD contains the songs "Rolling Sly Stone", "Give It Away", "Under the Bridge" and "By the Way". Anthony Kiedis – lead vocals John Fruscianteguitar, backing vocals Fleabass, backing vocals Chad Smithdrums

Hamptons International Film Festival

The Hamptons International Film Festival is an international film festival founded in 1993, the festival has since taken place every year in East Hampton, New York. It is an annual five-day event in mid-October and is held in theatre venues located in the Long Island area of New York, United States. 18,000 visitors attend each festival and close to a hundred films are featured each year, including an annual representation of at least twenty countries and an awards package worth over $200,000. HIFF was founded as a celebration of independent film in a variety of forms, to provide a forum for independent filmmakers with differing global perspectives; the festival places a particular emphasis upon new filmmakers with a diversity of ideas, as a means to not only provide public exposure for festival content and its creators, but to inspire and enlighten audiences. The festival has presented films that have subsequently been considered successful productions; the festival is involved with other events during the remainder of the year, including screenings in other parts of New York State and an annual Screenwriters Lab.

HIFF showcases short films and narrative films and is a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards. The festival offers special presentations, including: "Breakthrough Performers" program, showcasing new, emerging acting talent. "A Conversation With…", presenting a "Q&A" session with a film luminary. "Conflict & Resolution" program, featuring films that explore contemporary global issues of a social and political nature. Narrative Feature Film Award: $145,000 in-kind goods and services Documentary Feature Film Award: $3,000 cash Short Film Award: $500 cash and qualification for consideration at the Academy Awards in the Live Action or Animation The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize in Science and Technology: $25,000 cashh The Victor Rabinowitz & Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice: $1,500 cash prize Wouter Barendrecht Pioneering Vision Award: $1,000 cash prize Zelda Penzel “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” Award: $1,000 cash prize The Jeremy Nussbaum Prize for Provocative Fiction: $5,000 cash price Tangerine Entertainment Juice Fund Award: $1,000 cash prize Suffolk County Film Commission Next Exposure Grant: $6,000 The Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict & Resolution: 5,000 cash prize Best Narrative Feature Best Documentary Feature Most Popular Feature Best Short Film Family Feature Film The Hamptons Screenwriters’ Lab is an intimate gathering that takes place each Spring in East Hampton.

The Lab seeks to develop new screenwriting talent by introducing established writers to emerging screenwriters, the latter having been chosen by the organizers of the film festival and key industry contacts. The mentors advise in a "one-on-one" laboratory setting, whilst scheduled daily events allow participants to engage with board members, the local creative community and other festival supporters; the Lab facilitates the improvement of participating screenwriters' work, as the selected writers consult with industry professionals to attain insight into the mechanisms of the film industry. Recent mentors include: Michael Cunningham; the Lab seeks a broad selection of screenplays that cumulatively address a diversity of subject matter. The Lab encourages the submission of fresh, innovative screenplays that explore science, mathematics and engineering as part of its partnership with The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s initiative to further the public understanding of science. Official website Hamptons International Film Festival on IMDb


Kepler-22 is a star in the northern constellation of Cygnus, the swan, orbited by a planet found to be unequivocally within the star's habitable zone. It is located at the celestial coordinates: Right Ascension 19h 16m 52.2s, Declination +47° 53′ 4.2″. With an apparent visual magnitude of 11.7, this star is too faint to be seen with the naked eye. It can be viewed with a telescope having an aperture of at least 4 in; the estimated distance to Kepler-22 is 638 light-years. Kepler-22 is smaller and cooler than the Sun, with a lower abundance of elements having more mass than helium, it has a spectral type of G5V. This star is radiating 79% of the Sun's luminosity from its outer atmosphere at an effective temperature of 5,518 K, giving it the yellow-hued glow of a G-type star. A projected rotational velocity of 0.6 km/s suggests. On December 5, 2011, scientists from the Kepler mission announced that a possible Earthlike world had been discovered orbiting in the star's habitable zone by NASA's Kepler spacecraft.

This was significant in that it was the first Earth-sized extrasolar planet confirmed to be orbiting within a star's habitable zone

Apostolic Nunciature to Czechoslovakia

The Apostolic Nuncio to Czechoslovakia was an ecclesiastical office of the Roman Catholic Church, established in 1920 and lasting, with significant interruptions, until 1993. It was a diplomatic post of the Holy See, whose representative is called the Apostolic Nuncio with the rank of an ambassador; the office of the nunciature was located in Prague. The relationship between the Holy See and the government of Czechoslovakia was strained more than not. In the 1920s, Apostolic Nuncio Francesco Marmaggi left Prague to protest public celebrations of the Czech national hero Jan Hus, a heretic in the eyes of the Church. Years of negotiations established a new working relationship, but the Vatican failed to persuade the Czechs to allow Marmaggi to return as nuncio, not a face-saving few weeks. World War II ended normal relations, the Holy See sought a diplomatic middle ground by granting recognition to the Slovak Republic, a Nazi client state, but sent a chargé d’affaires rather than a nuncio. Relations were restored only after the war before the new Communist government expelled the nuncio and terminated diplomatic relations.

With the fall of the Soviet Union, the parties renewed their old ties, but in less than three years Czechoslovakia divided into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the Apostolic Nuncio to Czechoslovakia became nuncio to both of those new nations. Apostolic nunciosClemente Micara Francesco Marmaggi Pietro Ciriaci Saverio Ritter Giovanni Coppa Apostolic Nunciature to the Czech Republic Apostolic Nunciature to Slovakia List of diplomatic missions of the Holy See Foreign relations of the Holy See