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Snow cornice

A snow cornice or cornice is an overhanging edge of snow on a ridge or the crest of a mountain and along the sides of gullies. They form by wind blowing snow over sharp terrain breaks where it attaches and builds out horizontally; this build-up is most common on the leeward sides of mountains. Cornices are dangerous and travelling above or below them should be avoided; when a cornice collapses, it breaks in from the cornice to the top of the peak. The best practice in mountaineering is to stay far enough back from the edge so as not to be able to see the drop, as an approximate metric of exposure. In avalanche safety, cornices are a high avalanche danger as they break and trigger larger avalanches that permeate several snow layers. Cornices are vulnerable to collapse during periods of solar warming. List of climbing topics Sastrugi Media related to Snow cornices at Wikimedia Commons Cornice from the Avalanche Encyclopedia Climber found dead in Mount St. Helens crater after falling through cornice'A great tragedy:' Bodies of 5 missing hikers recovered near Lions Bay, B.


Paradise Space Shuttle

Paradise Space Shuttle is an album by the American jazz saxophonist George Adams recorded in late 1979 and released on the Dutch Timeless label. Allmusic awarded the album 3½ stars noting "there's a sense of spontaneity that borders on informality, but Adams is excellent throughout". All compositions by George Adams except as indicated "Intentions" - 4:45 "Send in the Clowns" - 4:26 "Metamorphosis for Mingus" - 6:53 "Paradise Space Shuttle" - 4:10 "City of Peace" - 6:46 "Funk-a-Roonie Peacock" - 14:00 George Adams – tenor saxophone Ron Burtonpiano Don Pate – bass Al Fosterdrums Azzedin Weston - percussion

Stairs of Sand

Stairs of Sand is a 1929 American silent Western starring Wallace Beery, Jean Arthur and Phillips Holmes, made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Otto Brower, written by Agnes Brand Leahy, Sam Mintz and J. Walter Ruben, based on a novel by Zane Grey; the supporting cast features Chester Conklin. Wallace Beery as Lacey Jean Arthur as Ruth Hutt Phillips Holmes as Adam Wansfell Fred Kohler as Boss Stone Chester Conklin as Tim Guy Oliver as Sheriff Collishaw Lillian Worth as Babe Frank Rice as Stage Driver C. L. Sherwood as Waiter Leone Lane Stairs of Sand on IMDb Stairs of Sand at AllMovie Still of Wallace Beery and Jean Arthur at

Rovello Porro

Rovello Porro is a comune in the Province of Como in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 25 kilometres northwest of Milan and about 20 kilometres south of Como. As of 31 December 2004, it had an area of 5.6 square kilometres. Rovello Porro borders the following municipalities: Cogliate, Lomazzo, Rovellasca, Turate; the municipal coat of arms reflects the crest of the Paganis, a family of Milanese patricians which owned several estates in Rovello and a villa, renovated over the centuries. The coat of arms depicts a blindfolded Moor imprisoned during the Crusades within a fortress; the laurel branches extol the city while serving as a reminder of vast oak forests which surrounded the village until the mid-19th century. Various hypotheses have been advanced as to the meaning of the town's name. One explanation for the word "Rovello" is its derivation from the Celtic words vel. If that interpretation is correct, it would point to a early settlement, since groups of Celts settled in parts of northern Italy up to about 300 BCE.

The area was inhabited in Roman times, as confirmed by the 1977-78 discovery of some 40 tombs between Via Manzoni and Via Carducci. The tombs contained everyday objects related to daily life (mirrors, bracelets and vases, etc. as well as coins dating from the 1st century BCE up to the 1st century CE. During the Middle Ages the chaplain of the Rovello parish was Goffredo da Bussero, sometimes known as Gotifredo, a priest from Milan credited as the author of Notitiæ Mediolani Sanctorum, completed in the late 13th century, an important source for the diocesan history of the area. From this work it appears that four chapels were dedicated to St. Andrew. Little or nothing is known of Rovello during the rest of the Middle Ages, except for a short-lived peace treaty signed in Rovello and Lomazzo between the Guelphs and Ghibellines, warring factions from Como and Milan. In the countryside near Saronno was the residence of Matteo II Visconti. In 1519 the local council of heads of families decided to entrust two local churches to the Carmelites, who occupied the Rovello convent till 1653, having pledged to celebrate a daily Mass and to teach reading and writing to local children.

Early in the 17th century the monks began observing a feast day on the third Sunday in July with an annual procession and carrying a statue of the Madonna. In October 1652 Pope Innocent X decided to suppress all smaller monasteries, Archbishop Alfonso Litta closed the Rovello monastery in 1653, ceding its building and property to the parish. In 1677, Marquis Cesare Pagani, a leading figure in Milan's public life, received permission to erect a chapel dedicated to Santa Maria del Carmine, he donated a wooden statue of the Madonna, still revered today. When Cesare Pagani died childless he had named as his heir his cousin Carlo Giuseppe Porro, a lawyer. Subsequently, several members of the Porro dynasty played significant roles in political and cultural areas. Giovanni Pietro Porro incorporated the Italian bank Cassa di Risparmio delle Provincie Lombarde in 1823 and served as the bank's president. Francesco Porro was a co-founder of Milan's Natural History Museum. Alessandro Porro was a member of the provisional government of Milan during an uprising against the Austrian Empire.

In 1926 Benito Mussolini's Gen. Carlo Porro attached his family's name to the earlier town name of Rovello. During the 19th century the Santa Maria church became a part of the parish of Appiano and was expanded twice, first from 1804 to 1808 again in 1872-73. Between 1925 and 1929 the architect Ugo Zanchetta rebuilt the Carmelite monastery, from 1935 and 1939 the parish church, rebuilt in the late 18th century, was expanded to accommodate the town's increasing population. Architect Paolo Mezzanotte presented plans for a church expansion to cost 800,000 lire, 12 granite columns, each 8.5m in height and 1m in diameter, were purchased from the municipality after the demolition of the atrium of the Fatebenefratelli Hospital. Cardinal Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster laid the cornerstone on March 14, 1935 and consecrated the Pietro e Paolo church on September 30, 1939; the old church building remained beside the new and was not demolished until 1953, after two keystones broke and large cracks appeared in the wall, which were prohibitively expensive to repair.

Between 1928 and 1945 the painter Vanni Rossi adorned the church with a cycle of frescoes. More the sculptor Giorgio Galletti added bronze doors, Emiliano Viscardi produced frescoes by the two ovals of the transept. For the reconsecration of the church in July 1995, a new marble altar and mosaics were completed by sculptor Floriano Bodini, as well as stained-glass windows depicting Saint Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Sun. In 2002 paintings by Valentino Vago were added to the church interior. In recent decades, construction activity has intensified in Rovello with the completion of new homes and such public works as a city hall and civic centre and middle schools, the Opera Pia Carcano, a senior citizens housing project. In the latter part of the 16th century Rovello had between 500 and 600 people in at least 80 families living in more than 40 houses situated around

USS Liberator (AMc-87)

USS Liberator was an Accentor-class coastal minesweeper acquired by the U. S. Navy for the dangerous task of removing mines from minefields laid in the water to prevent ships from passing. Liberator was laid down 5 May 1941 by F. L. Fulton Works, California. W. Dawnes in command. Assigned to the 13th Naval District, Liberator operated out of Puget Sound until she sailed for Alaska in April 1944, she returned to the 13th Naval District in September. Reclassified IX-202 on 20 December 1944, Liberator was used as a general utility ship until she was placed out of service 3 May 1945, she was turned over to War Shipping Administration 2 July 1946 for disposal. This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships; the entry can be found here. NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive - Liberator - IX-202

Oru Iniya Udhayam

Oru Iniya Udhayam is a 1986 Tamil action romance film, directed by R. Selvam; the film stars Vijayakumar. Sakthivel, a village-based ruffian, is taught martial arts. Meanwhile, Shakthi realises that his mission is linked to her. Vijayakanth as Sakthivel Amala as Anju V. K. Ramasamy as Jithu Vijayakumar as Sekar Sivachandran as Siva Venniradai Moorthy as Anju's uncle Janagaraj as Thavudu Super Subbarayan as Subbu Thyagu as Tea shop owner Kumarimuthu as Tea shop's customer Kamala Kamesh as Thavudu's mother Major Sundarrajan as Selvam, Anju's father Oru Iniya Udhayam was directed by R. Selvam and produced by Pandu Cine Arts; the soundtrack was composed by Manoj Gyan. On 19 December 1986, The Indian Express wrote that while the film had a good start, many scenes looked like they were executed with "lack of imagination", leading to "cliched situations and loud acting"