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Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center

Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center known as the Yeltsin Center is a social and educational center, which opened in Yekaterinburg in 2015. The architect of the project is Boris Bernaskoni, the founder of BERNASKONI interdisciplinary bureau that works on intersection of architecture, communication and industrial design. One of the main objects of the center is Boris Yeltsin's Museum, dedicated to the contemporary political history of Russia and its first president; the Yeltsin Center was established in accordance with the 2008 law "On centers of historical heritage of presidents of the Russian Federation ceased to carry out its powers" for the preservation and public presentation of the heritage of the first President of the Russian Federation "in the context of the recent history of the Fatherland, the development of democratic institutions and the rule of law". Presidential Center of Boris Yeltsin was unveiled on 25 November 2015; the opening was attended by the President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Yeltsin's widow Naina, other representatives of the leadership of the country and the culture.

For the first year of operation of the museum it was visited by over 250,000 people. Visitors attended various events at the Yeltsin Center: concerts of Russian and foreign artists, the festival "Island of the 90s", "Old new rock", the First Ural open Russian film festival, Comic-Con E-Con and others. In December 2015 started a lecture series, "Piotrowski", which are the cultural and public figures. Lectures are held periodically in other areas of the Yeltsin Center, for example the lecture of the former Minister of Interior of Germany Gerhart Baum. By the fall of 2016 in the cinema-conference hall of the center conduct lectures in the framework of the project "Intellecture", dedicated to the technologies of the future; the center periodically hosts various film festivals: Russian documentary film festival "Artdocfest". The first Ural open Russian film festival, American documentary film festival, a festival of films about music and new culture "Beat Weekend", the Jewish film festival and others.

The museum consists of 9 rooms: Hall "Maze - the history of Russia from 1914 to 1987 and the history of the Yeltsin family." Hall "The first day. "We are waiting for changes!"" Hall "Second day. August putsch" Hall "Day Three. Unpopular measures" Hall "Day four. Birth of the Constitution" Hall "Day Five. "Vote or Lose"" Hall "The sixth day. Presidential marathon" Hall "The seventh day. Farewell to the Kremlin" Hall of FreedomPhoto Yeltsin Center has many times been criticized for "distortion of historical events" and "propaganda." Russian film director Nikita Mikhalkov accused the Center of deliberate manipulation of history and destruction of the consciousness of the people. The Yeltsin Center is accused by representatives of various organizations of the distortion of information about events during the administration of Boris Yeltsin; the public has held several protests in front of the building. In January 2018, presidential candidate from the Communist party Pavel Grudinin proposed to close the Yeltsin Center, to give the building to a children's educational club.

The complex has hosted events such as the Ekaterinburg Jewish Film Festival. Official website Yeltsin Center

Tom Scott (composer)

Thomas Jefferson Scott was an American composer and singer. Scott studied music at the University of Kentucky, after which he moved to New York City when he joined Fred Waring's Glee Club, he was soon employed by the group as an arranger. In 1942 he began a successful career as a folk singer, he accompanied himself on the guitar and billed himself as "The American Troubador". He appeared at the Cotillion Room of the Pierre Hotel among other venues. Garnering praise, Scott landed his own radio show. Although Scott did write some of his own folk songs he is remembered now for his classical works, in particular his symphonic pieces which for the most part are rooted in American folk music, his symphonic works include Ballad of the Harp Weaver, Binorie Variations, Colloquy for Strings, Coney Island and Cantilena, Hornpipe and Chantey, Johnny Appleseed, Music for String Orchestra, Symphony No. 1. His work From the Sacred Harp was performed and recorded in its world premiere by the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Leopold Stokowski.

Among his other compositions are chamber music works, art songs, piano songs, an opera The Fisherman, several television and film scores. He wrote much music for plays at the Robert Herridge Theatre and wrote the music for Ferdinand Bruckner's play Gloriana which premiered on Broadway in 1938, he wrote most of the music for Camera Three among other television shows. He married Ruth Walton and they had one daughter, Susanna Scott, he died of a heart attack in 1961. Tom Scott papers, 1912–1970 Music Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Anthony Bass

Anthony Edward Bass is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball. He has played for the San Diego Padres, Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs and Seattle Mariners. Bass has played for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball, he played college baseball at Wayne State University. Bass attended Trenton High School in Trenton and Wayne State University, where he played college baseball for the Wayne State Warriors; as a junior at Wayne State, Bass was named the 2008 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year. He was the highest MLB draft pick in Wayne State history. Bass was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the fifth round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft, he worked as a starting pitcher for the Single-A Fort Wayne TinCaps and Advanced-A Lake Elsinore Storm in 2009, again for Lake Elsinore in 2010. He began 2011 with the Double-A San Antonio Missions, although he made a single start for the Triple-A Tucson Padres in May, he was promoted to the big leagues from Double-A in June.

Bass made his major league debut on June 13, 2011, pitching a five-inning start and earning his first major league win. He struck out Seth Smith for his first Major League strikeout, he was recalled again in late June. Bass stayed with the big league club for the remainder of the year, pitching out of the bullpen until making two more starts in late September, he finished 2011 with a 1.68 ERA in 48​1⁄3 innings and 24 strike-outs versus 21 walks. Bass started 2012 in the Padres bullpen, but was added to the starting rotation on April 12 when Dustin Moseley injured his shoulder. Bass made 14 starts for the club until he went on the disabled list in June with shoulder inflammation, he rejoined the club in September, working out of the bullpen after making three rehab starts with Tucson. Bass finished 2012 with a 2-8 record and a 4.73 ERA in 97 innings, with 80 strike-outs against 39 walks. On December 11, 2013, along with a player to be named or cash considerations, was traded to the Houston Astros for a player to be named or cash considerations.

The Astros sent Patrick Schuster to the Padres the next day. Bass spent the 2014 season split between the Astros and the team's Class AAA affiliate, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, he earned two saves. He was outrighted off the Astros roster on November 20, 2014. On December 6, Bass elected free agency. Bass signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers on December 11, 2014. Bass split time between the AAA level and the Majors, used as a reliever. In 33 games for the Rangers, he compiled a 4.50 ERA in 64 innings. After the 2015 season, the Rangers traded Bass and Leonys Martín to the Seattle Mariners for Tom Wilhelmsen, James Jones, a player to be named later. Bass was released by the Mariners on January 7, 2016 and signed with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters on January 8. Bass earned three wins during the 2016 Japan Series to lead the Fighters to victory in the championship series, including the fourth win for the team to clinch the team's fifth championship. Bass signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers in February 2017.

On December 20, 2017, Bass signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs. Bass was called up to the majors by the Cubs on June 11, 2018 after compiling a 2.28 ERA across 23.2 innings with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. Bass saw action as he pitched the final inning of a 7-2 11 inning victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, he was outrighted to AAA on August 12, 2018, elected free agency on October 11. On December 30, 2018, Bass signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds, he was released on March 25, 2019. Bass re-signed to another minor league contract on March 28, 2019, he opened the 2019 season with the Louisville Bats. On May 21, he was released by the Reds after exercising an opt-out clause in his contract. On May 21, 2019, Bass signed a major league contract with the Seattle Mariners. On January 27, 2017, Bass married Sydney Rae James, sister of country singer Jessie James and sister in-law of Eric Decker, their daughter Brooklyn Rae was born prematurely on September 4, 2017. Anthony has two sisters.

His parents are Linda Bass. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet Anthony Bass on Twitter

Coin board

Two kinds of coin board exist. The first kind known as a merchandise board, is a variation on pull-tab games. A game board of this type comes with a registered package of pull-tab tickets, a signers card, a pay-out slip; when a ticket is sold, the player opens the ticket to reveal its hidden numbers. If a number on the ticket matches a number on the game board, the player wins a prize and/or a chance at one or more seal prizes, which are revealed at the end of the game; the game board displays the winning numbers along with the prizes. Some of the winners receive instant cash only, while some of the winning numbers match numbers on coins, wallets, or small panels that are built into the board; when a player opens a ticket containing one of these numbers, the game manager removes the coin or panel and gives it to the player. When the coin or panel is removed, a prize is revealed that may consist of instant cash, and/or a chance at a seal prize. Instant cash or merchandise winnings are given to the player by the manager.

If a player wins a chance at a seal prize, that player's name is added to the signers card. When the game ends—all the tickets sell out, or all the prizes are won—the manager opens the seals on the game board to reveal the winning numbers; the players whose names appear next to the winning numbers on the signers card win a seal prize. The seal prizes are the most valuable prizes. United States collector coins are embedded in most coin boards sold in the US. Sometimes they are visible, sometimes they are hidden behind panels. Coin boards contain only cash prizes. Merchandise boards contain coins, but some or all of the prizes consist of merchandise rather than cash; the pay-out slip, provided with each board lists the number of winners and values of all prizes. This information may be used for accounting purposes and to verify that the game complies with local gaming regulations; the second kind of coin board known as a coin collecting board, is intended for coin collectors to assemble a complete set of dates and mints for a particular coin series.

It consists of a strip of cardboard measuring 11 inches wide by 14 inches tall, with holes punched into it the size of the particular coins. A face paper having the same hole pattern carries graphics; this consists of dates and mintmarks printed beneath each opening, sometimes with the addition of the number of pieces coined for that issue. A bold title for the coin series will appear at the top of the board, the bottom of the face will have publication and copyright information. On some coin boards the bottom of the face will provide some historical and technical information about the coin series, as well as misguided instructions for cleaning coins. On the most common coin boards, those published by Whitman, this information was moved to the back of the board, this is more typical for other publishers, too; the coin collecting board was invented in 1934 by Joseph Kent Post, an engineer with Kimberly-Clark in Neenah, Wisconsin. His knowledge of paper products and their manufacture, combined with his interest in coin collecting, prompted him to devise this inexpensive means to collect coins.

Debuting early in 1935, his first coin boards—one for Indian Head nickels and another for Lincoln cents—were priced at 25 cents retail, these proved successful. Sold at newsstands, stationery stores, variety stores, similar retail outlets, coin boards were the point of entry for thousands of new coin collectors between 1935 and 1942, after which most publishers discontinued them in favor of the more convenient coin folders still used today. Post marketed his coin boards under the Kent Co. Coin Card brand. In 1935, Post sold his invention to Whitman Publishing of Racine, a leading producer of puzzles and other paper novelties. Whitman became the most prolific of coin board producers and had the most extensive list of coin series titles. Other publishers of coin boards included Colonial Coin & Stamp Company and Gramercy Stamp Company, both located in New York City, J. Oberwise & Company and Lincoln Printing Company, both located in Los Angeles and Earl & Koehler of Portland, Oregon. Whitman and Oberwise boards are seen with some frequency, but the other companies' boards are scarce, those of Gramercy and E & K being genuinely rare.

Coin collecting boards have been retired from their original usage for the most part, all are now considered quite collectable. Their collector value varies with their relative rarity and condition


Kenora named Rat Portage, is a small city situated on the Lake of the Woods in Northwestern Ontario, close to the Manitoba boundary, about 200 km east of Winnipeg. It is the seat of Kenora District; the town of Rat Portage was amalgamated with the towns of Keewatin and Norman in 1905 to form the present-day City of Kenora. In 2001, the towns of Kenora and Keewatin as well as the unincorporated communities of Norman and Jaffray Melick amalgamated under the Municipal Act, 2001. Kenora is the administrative headquarters of the Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum, Obashkaandagaang Bay, Washagamis Bay First Nations band governments; the name "Kenora" was coined by combining the first two letters of Keewatin and Rat Portage. Kenora's future site was in the territory of the Ojibway when the first European, Jacques de Noyon, sighted Lake of the Woods in 1688. Pierre de La Vérendrye established a secure French trading post, Fort Saint Charles, to the south of present-day Kenora near the current Canada/U. S.

Border in 1732, France maintained the post until 1763 when it lost the territory to the British in the Seven Years' Warl until it was the most northwesterly settlement of New France. In 1836 the Hudson's Bay Company established a post on Old Fort Island, in 1861, the Company opened a post on the mainland at Kenora's current location. In 1878, the company surveyed lots for the permanent settlement of Rat Portage — the community kept that name until 1905, when it was renamed Kenora. Kenora was once claimed as part of the Province of Manitoba, there are early references to Rat Portage, Manitoba. There was a long lasting argument between the two provinces known as the Ontario-Manitoba boundary dispute; each province claimed the town as part of their territory and the dispute lasted from 1870 to 1884. Although Ottawa had ruled the town part of Manitoba in 1881, the issue was taken up with the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council which decided in Ontario's favour. Kenora became part of the province of Ontario in 1889.

Boundaries were drawn up for the provinces and the Northwest Angle on Lake of the Woods which definitively drew the borders between Ontario, Manitoba and Minnesota, U. S. Gold and the railway were both important in the community's early history: gold was first discovered in the area in 1850, by 1893, 20 mines were operating within 24 km of Rat Portage, the first Canadian ocean-to-ocean train passed through in 1886 on the Canadian Pacific Railway. Among the entrepreneurs attracted to the town was the Hon. JEP Vereker, a retired British army officer and youngest son of the 4th Viscount Gort. A highway was built through Kenora in 1932, becoming part of Canada's first coast-to-coast highway in 1943, part of the Trans-Canada Highway, placing the community on both of Canada's major transcontinental transportation routes; the original barrier to the completion of the highway concerned the crossing of the Winnipeg River at two locations. The single span arch. During the Prohibition era in the United States, the Lake of the Woods served as a smuggler's route for the transport of alcohol.

In December 1883, there was a large fire in Rat Portage, rendering 70 of the town's population of 700 homeless. The Stanley Cup was won by the Kenora Thistles hockey team in 1907; the team featured such Hall of Famers as Billy McGimsie, Tommy Phillips, Art Ross, for whom the Art Ross Trophy is named. Kenora is the smallest town. Rat Portage is mentioned in Algernon Blackwood's famous 1910 story, "The Wendigo". In 1967, the year of the Canadian Centennial, Kenora erected a sculpture known as Husky the Muskie, it has become one of its most recognizable features. A dramatic bank robbery took place in Kenora on May 10, 1973. An unknown man entered the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce armed and wearing a "dead man's switch", a device utilising a clothespin, wires and dynamite, where the user holds the clothespin in the mouth, exerting force on the clothespin. Should the user release the clothespin, two wires attached to both sides of the pin complete an electrical circuit, sending current from the battery, detonating the explosives.

After robbing the bank, the robber exited the CIBC, was preparing to enter a city vehicle driven by undercover police officer Don Milliard. A sniper, Robert Letain, positioned across the street, shot the robber, causing the explosives to detonate and kill the robber. Most of the windows on the shops on the main street were shattered as a result of the blast. Kenora Police submitted DNA samples from the robber's remains to a national database to identify him; the importance of the logging industry declined in the second part of the 20th century, the last log boom was towed into Kenora in 1985. The tourist and recreation industries have become more important. In addition to the separate towns of Keewatin and Jaffray Melick, the city includes the neighbourhoods of Norman, Rabbit Lake, Pinecrest and Lakeside. Keewatin forms the westernmost section of the City of Kenora. Norman was a small community located halfway between the village of Rat Portage; the Village of Keewatin was founded in 1877 while the Village of Norman was founded in 1892.

Keewatin separated and was founded as a Township in 1908. The Jaffray Melick neighbourhood delineates the north-easternmost section of the City of Kenora; the Township of Jaffray