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People's Park (Davao City)

People's Park is an urban public park in central Davao City, Philippines. The People's Park was created through the conversion of the old PTA Grounds or the Palaruang Panlunsod, a sporting and events venue of the city, into a park; the conversion of the grounds into the "PTA Park" which costed ₱71 million was commenced in July 2006. The park had a soft opening in August 2007 during the Kadayawan festival, it was inaugurated on December 15, 2007 and was named "People's Park", chosen among the 918 entries of the "Name the Park" contest organized by the city government. The winning name was by a retired engineer and seaman. In December 2007, the project was 90 percent complete, with the other 10 percent to be implemented by early 2008. Upon its inauguration in December 2007, the park hosts 1,101 species of plants and trees, both indigenous and non-indigenous planted along the park's five avenues. Non-indigenous flora came from other parts of Southeast Asia, Australia and South America, New Guinea and mainland Africa.

The Durian Dome hosts a Bambusetum, where different species of bamboo are kept, the Shady Plaza hosts African tulips. 10,000 square meters of the park's ground is allotted to plants. The park covers an area of 4 hectares. One of the main features of the park is a 425 square meters visitors’ center, the Durian Dome, which has a design inspired from the durian fruit; the Open Plaza hosts a rainbow walk through drive. The park hosts sculptures done by Mindanao artist Kublai Millan. A dancing fountain is present within the park's ground, it has been described as "one of greenest public parks" in the Philippines. The athletic oval of the old PTA Grounds was converted into a bricked walkway dubbed as "The Promenade". At the center of the walkway is a dancing fountain, said to be the first in Mindanao and a footbridge

Korg Electribe EM-1

The Korg Electribe EM-1 is a digital synthesizer first produced by Korg in 1999, alongside the EA-1 and ER-1. Korg discontinued production of the EM-1 in 2002 and replaced the model with the Electribe EMX; the EM-1 combines a drum machine and two-part synthesizer with a sequencer. Its design combined elements of the Korg Electribe ER-1 to offer an "all-in-one" groovebox; the Electribe series was noted for its compact size, weighing 1.25 kg and measuring only 300mm x 222mm x 55mm. The synth's sound engine consists of both pitch and rhythmic in nature. Waveform editing capabilities include: volume, envelope, roll-effect, internal effects processing and glide; the filter is a 12 dB/oct low-pass with resonance controls. The onboard sequencer can hold 256 patterns which can be chained together to form a "song". Up to 16 "songs" can be stored in the EM-1's internal memory; the EM-1 was targeted at semi-professional DJs and musicians, but it was adopted by professional musicians and bands, including British techno group The Prodigy, who used it on a number of recordings and live performances.

Although the EM-1 was not supplied with an editing interface for PC or Mac, an aftermarket editor for PC was developed by H. J. Stulgies of German company released as shareware; the editor expanded the speed at which the EM-1 could be programmed. Korg EM-1 Review on VintageSynth.com Korg EM-1 User manual Korg EM-1 Editor

Pecos River

The Pecos River originates in north-central New Mexico and flows into Texas, emptying into the Rio Grande. Its headwaters are on the eastern slope of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range in Mora County north of Pecos, NM, at an elevation of over 12,000 feet feet; the river flows for 926 miles before reaching the Rio Grande near Del Rio. Its drainage basin encompasses about 44,300 square miles; the name "Pecos" derives from the Keresan term for the Pecos Pueblo. The river played a large role in the exploration of Texas by the Spanish. In the latter half of the 19th century, "West of the Pecos" was a reference to the rugged desolation of the Wild West; the Texas storekeeper and justice of the peace, Roy Bean, a native of Kentucky, was described as "The Only Law West of the Pecos", a phrase made popular from the 1956 syndicated television series, Judge Roy Bean, with Edgar Buchanan in the starring role. In the series narration, "West of the Pecos" is described as: the wildest spot in the United States... beyond the reach of the authorities, the railroads pushing their way west, attracted the most vicious characters in the country.

It was said that all law stopped at the east bank of the Pecos. It took one man, a lone storekeeper, sick of the lawlessness, to change all this, his name was Judge Roy Bean." New Mexico and Texas disputed water rights to the river until the U. S. government settled the dispute in 1949 with the Pecos River Compact. The Pecos River Settlement Agreement was signed between New Mexico and Texas in 2003. Multiple dams have been built along the Pecos River. Santa Rosa Lake is 117 miles/188 km east of Albuquerque. Sumner Lake, formed by the 1939 Sumner Dam, is located between Santa Rosa and Fort Sumner, NM. Two dams are located north of Carlsbad, New Mexico, at Avalon Dam and Brantley Dam, to help irrigate about 25,000 acres as part of the Carlsbad reclamation project. Texas has dammed the river at the Red Bluff Dam in the western part of that state to form the Red Bluff Reservoir; the portion of the reservoir that extends into New Mexico forms the lowest point in that state. On June 6, 1990, 20.5 miles of the Pecos River—from its headwaters to the townsite of Tererro—received National Wild and Scenic River designation.

It includes 13.5 miles designated "wild" and 7 miles designated "recreational". The Pecos River Flume is an aqueduct carrying irrigation water over the Pecos River. Construction was part of the Pecos River Reclamation Project, it was constructed of wood and spanned 145 feet. It carried water at a depth of 8 feet. In 1902, a flood destroyed the flume and it was subsequently rebuilt using concrete. In 1902, it was identified as the largest concrete aqueduct in the world; the flume and its surrounding area have been reclaimed by the city of Carlsbad and transformed into a tourist attraction, with park improvements along the river and spotlights to give a spectacular nightly view. List of longest rivers of the United States List of tributaries of the Rio Grande List of rivers of New Mexico List of rivers of Texas Patrick Dearen, author of novels and history of the Pecos River country Pecos River from the Handbook of Texas Online

DreiLänderBahn

DreiLänderBahn is the name under which HLB Hessenbahn, a subsidiary of the Hessian state railway company, Hessische Landesbahn, operates a regional group of three railway lines in the German states of Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate. DreiLänderBahn operates the following services: The DreiLänderBahn predominantly operates on non-electrified branch lines; as a result, it uses modern diesel multiple units exclusively. Its vehicle fleet includes Alstom LHB Coradia LINT units of DB Classes 640 and 648, which offer comfortable seats with armrests and tables in the 1st class accommodation, a video surveillance system and two multi-purpose compartments. Large windows provide make the interior light. By contrast, legroom is less than in the more traditional Silberling coaches; the DreiLänderBahn offers a taxi service for connexion to the station. The DreiLänderBahn's multiples are filled at Finnentrop and Siegen, where they are cleaned externally. Official Web site

Utopian language

The Utopian language is the language of the fictional land of Utopia, as described in Thomas More's Utopia. A brief sample of the constructed language is found in an addendum to More's book, written by his friend Peter Giles. Pretending to be factual, the book does not name the creator of the language. Although some words in Utopian show different forms corresponding to different cases in the Latin translation, there is no evidence of a consistent relationship between form and meaning, as can be seen from the following comparison of the nominal and adjectival case forms: There are only four verbs in the Utopian poem, these show no evidence of a correspondence between form and function: Utopian has its own 22-letter alphabet, with letters based on the shapes of the circle and triangle; these correspond exactly to the 23-letter Roman alphabet used in the 16th century, lacking only z. The letters f, k, q, x only appear in the alphabet, not in the Utopian text; the only extant text in Utopian is a quatrain written by Peter Giles in an addendum to Utopia: Vtopos ha Boccas peu la chama polta chamaan.

Bargol he maglomi baccan ſoma gymno ſophaon. Agrama gymnoſophon labarembacha bodamilomin. Voluala barchin heman la lauoluola dramme pagloni, it is translated into Latin as: Utopus me dux ex non insula fecit insulam. Una ego terrarum omnium absque philosophiaCivitatem philosophicam expressi mortalibusLibenter impartio mea, non gravatim accipio meliora. This, in turn, is translated into English as follows: The commander Utopus made me into an island out of a non-island. I alone of all nations, without philosophy, have portrayed for mortals the philosophical city. I impart my benefits. Armed with these translations, it is possible to deduce the following vocabulary: In accordance with 16th-century typographical custom, the letters v and u marked a distinction in position, not sound. More's text contains Utopian "native" terms for Utopian concepts. ZX-Utopian - Free font with Utopian alphabet