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USS Cole (DD-155)

USS Cole was a Wickes-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II reclassified as AG-116. It was named for Edward B. Cole, a United States Marine Corps officer who died as a result of the wounds he received at the Battle of Belleau Wood. Cole was launched 11 January 1919, by William Cramp & Sons Ship and Engine Building Company of Philadelphia sponsored by Mrs. E. B. Cole, commissioned 19 June 1919 with Commander I. F. Dortch in command. Cole sailed from New York 30 June 1919, to join U. S. Naval Forces in Turkish waters. For the next year they aided in the evacuation of refugees fleeing turmoil and war in the Middle East and showed the flag in the eastern Mediterranean and Black Seas, returning to New York City on 4 June 1920, it cruised in East Coast and Caribbean waters until decommissioned at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard on 10 July 1922. Recommissioned on 1 May 1930, Cole joined the Scouting Fleet in the Atlantic. Once again it took part in training exercises. From 22 October 1932 to 24 March 1933, Cole was in reduced commission at Norfolk Naval Shipyard as part of a rotating reserve squadron.

On 4 April 1933, the destroyer participated in the fruitless search for survivors of the wreck of the airship Akron. From 3 February to 14 August 1934, the ship was again reduced to the rotating reserve squadron. On 15 August 1934, Cole was assigned to the Scouting Force in the Pacific, following maneuvers in the Caribbean reached its new base at San Diego, California on 9 November, it remained in the Pacific until 24 May 1936, reported to New York as a Naval Reserve training ship. She arrived at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard on 25 September and was decommissioned there on 7 January 1937. Recommissioned 16 October 1939, Cole joined the Neutrality Patrol in the Atlantic. From 10 June 1941, she escorted convoys to Newfoundland and Iceland making five such voyages by 28 January 1942. From 14 March to 28 September, the destroyer patrolled and escorted convoys along the east coast, making one convoy run to the Virgin Islands, she put to sea from Norfolk, Virginia on 24 October for the invasion of North Africa on 8 November during which she landed 175 men of the 47th Infantry under fire on a pier at Safi, Morocco.

Cole received the Presidential Unit Citation for her performance in this mission. Returning to Boston on 1 December, she resumed convoy duty and between 18 December 1942 and 16 February 1943, she operated between the east coast and Nova Scotia made a voyage to Gibraltar in March; the destroyer returned to the Mediterranean, reaching Mers El Algeria on 23 May. Along with patrol and escort duties in the Western Mediterranean, Cole took part in the invasion of Sicily on 10 July 1943, acting with a British submarine as a beach identification group, guarded transports during the assault on Salerno on 9 September, she returned to Charleston, South Carolina for overhaul on 24 December, after which she resumed convoy escort duty along the east coast and in the Caribbean, making one voyage to Casablanca in March 1944. On 3 December 1944, she began duty as a plane guard for aircraft carriers conducting air operations out of Quonset Point, Rhode Island, which continued until 31 August 1945, she was reclassified AG-116 on 30 June 1945.

Cole was decommissioned on 1 November 1945, sold 6 October 1947. In addition to the Presidential Unit Citation, Cole received three battle stars for World War II service. In June 2017, the ship's bell from Cole was found in New Hampshire during an episode of the History cable television channel's series, American Pickers, it was subsequently donated to the Navy Museum in Washington D. C; this article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here. Navsource.org: USS Cole hazegray.org: USS Cole

Charles Cioffi

Charles M. Cioffi is an American movie and television actor best known as Lt. Matt Reardon in Get Christie Love opposite co-star Teresa Graves. Born in New York City, he attended Michigan State University, where he became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, his film roles include Lt. Vic Androzzi in Shaft, Peter Cable in Klute, Pop in All the Right Moves. Cioffi has appeared on Kojak, Wings, The X-Files, NYPD Blue, Hawaii Five-O, various other series, including The A-Team as Gianni Christian, Days of Our Lives, in which he played Ernesto Toscano, he appeared in several productions both off Broadway. He made an appearance on Order as mob boss Frank Masucci, he voiced Chairman Prescott and Adam Fenix in the Xbox 360 videogame Gears of War 2. Charles Cioffi on IMDb Charles Cioffi at the Internet Broadway Database Charles Cioffi at AllMovie

Yanna Lavigne

Yanna Lavigne Inagaki is a Brazilian actress and model who played the lead role in two telenovelas. Born in Osasco, she is the daughter of a Japanese man and a woman from Bahia state, due to her exotic looks, her school colleagues in Nagoya suggested her to compete in the Aichi province's local beauty contest in 2006. After she was discovered by a Brazilian scout, she worked as a model in Tokyo, she returned to Brazil. She is of Japanese and Spanish descent, her television debut was in the Fantástico's sketch named “O Cupido”, in 2010, in 2011 she guest starred in several episodes of the telenovela Malhação. The actress played a promiscuous girl in the 2012 telenovela Avenida Brasil. Yanna Lavigne was part of the main cast of the 2013 telenovela Salve Jorge as a Turkish woman named Tamar, she played Ana Fátima, one of the protagonists, in the 2013 telenovela Além do Horizonte. Yanna Lavigne played a victim of a homicide in the 2014 police TV series Dupla Identidade, by Glória Perez, she guest starred in the 2015 telenovela Babilônia as Susana, the mistress of the dishonest mayor Aderbal, played by Marcos Palmeira.

Yanna Lavigne competed in the 2015 edition of the Rede Globo's Saltibum reality show, a segment of the Caldeirão do Huck program and it is the Brazilian version of the Dutch reality TV show Celebrity Splash!. Yanna Lavigne on IMDb Yanna Lavigne on Instagram

At World's Edge

At World's Edge is the ninth album by jazz keyboardist Philippe Saisse. The 2009 release was Saisse's first on Koch Records, it was produced by Saisse and Roy Hendrickson and was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Philippe Saisse dedicated At World's Edge to his late father Maurice Saisse; this album has Latin influences. The album was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album but lost to the Joe Zawinul album 75; this was Saisse's first Grammy nomination. The other nominees were Urbanus by Stefon Harris, Sounding Point by Julian Lage, Big Neighborhood by Mike Stern. Work on the album began in Saisse's Scarsdale, New York basement studio, but he had to relocate to Los Angeles after a flood destroyed the studio; the album's core musicians, drummer Simon Phillips, bassist Pino Palladino, guitarist Jeff Golub, recorded with Saisse in Los Angeles, but not all of the album was recorded on site. The guest musicians recorded their parts where they were sent them to Saisse who produced the pieces together.

The work was sent to Tokyo where engineer Goh Hotoda completed the mixing. Saisse's mid-recording forced. "Billy's Blues", which features Jason Golley on both trumpet and flugelhorn, was inspired by Saisse's friend Bill Howell. Saisse stayed with Howell prior to his move west, the location of Howell's home was the inspiration for the track "Topanga Moon Dance"; the album opens with "From Nowhere to Now Here", the piece tells the story of his journey west. The track "Assante Sana" exemplifies Saisse's world view of music; this Latin flavored piece feature the vocals of Angélique Kidjo from Africa. Jonathan Widran of Allmusic called At World's Edge "one of the most exciting and explosive contemporary jazz sets of 2009". Randall Parrish called the album "a entertaining and engaging work" and closed his review with "nly a true accomplished master such as Philippe Saisse could nimbly pull this expression of contemporary jazz together so marvelously." "From Nowhere to Now Here" 1:16 "From Nowhere to Now Here" 4:11 "The Rover" 3:59 "Billy's Blues" 4:21 "At World's Edge" 4:12 "Monday Afternoon" 5:31 "Assante Sana" 3:45 "Roppongi Blues" 6:29 "Through Tainted Glass" 3:41 "Topanga Moon Dance" 6:25 "Junto" 2:40 "At World's Edge" 4:12

Life Bites – Pillole di vita

Life Bites – Pillole di vita is an Italian television series broadcast on Disney Channel Italia from 2007 to 2013. A situation comedy aimed at teenagers, the show's protagonists are her brother Teo; the series' director is Gianluca Brezza. The episodes—5-minute-long sketches—are designed to present brief glimpses into the daily lives of the protagonists and those of their friends and family. Life Bites – Pillole di vita was devised and developed in Disney Italia's short-form programming hub based in Milan and has been subsequently adapted in several other countries: in the UK as Life Bites, in France as Tranches de Vie, in Germany as Life Bites, in Spain as Cosas de Vida. List of Italian television series Life Bites - Pillole di vita on IMDb