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Whitestone, Queens

Whitestone is an upper-middle-class to upper-class residential neighborhood in the northernmost part of the New York City borough of Queens. The neighborhood proper is located between the East River to the north. Whitestone contains the subsection of Malba, bounded to the north by the East River, to the east by the Whitestone Expressway, to the south by 14th Avenue, to the west by 138th Street. Malba was cited in a New York Times article as one of the few "elite enclaves" of Queens. Whitestone is located in Queens Community District 7 and its ZIP Code is 11357, it is patrolled by the New York City Police Department's 109th Precinct. Politically, Whitestone is represented by the New York City Council's 19th District. Dutch settlers derived the name of the town from limestone that used to lie on the shore of the river according to a popular tradition; this tradition is supported by 17th century wills and deeds, which may be found in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, that refer to "the white stone" as a local landmark and survey reference point.

Whitestone got its name because the settlers discovered that Whitestone was built on white limestone. The area was, in large part, the estate of Francis Lewis, a delegate to the Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence; the estate was the site of an English raid during the Revolutionary War. Lewis was not present but his wife was taken prisoner and his house was burned to the ground. For a period of time Whitestone was called Clintonville after Dewitt Clinton, the former governor of New York. In the late 19th century, many wealthy New Yorkers began building mansions in the area, on what had once been farmland or woodland. Rapid development of the area ensued in the 1920s, however, as trolley and Long Island Rail Road train service on the Whitestone Branch was expanded into the neighborhood. Although this rail service ended during the Great Depression, part of the right-of-way was used by Robert Moses to help construct the Belt Parkway, which includes the Whitestone Expressway which runs along the southeast edge of the former Flushing Airport and through Whitestone.

Flushing Airport has been abandoned since 1985. Further development came with the building of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge in 1939; the bridge measures 2,300 feet and was the fourth longest bridge in the world at the time of its construction. The name of the subsection of Malba in northern Whitestone is derived from the first letters of the surnames of its five founders of the Malba Land Company: Maycock, Lewis and Avis. Malba is considered part of one of the more affluent communities in Queens. Demographically, the population is white and of European descent, with a small minority of Asian Americans. Most of the residential properties in Malba are large homes; the first known resident of the area known as present-day Malba was David Roe, who arrived from England in the 1640s. According to Clarence Almon Torrey's book, David Roe Of Flushing And Some Of His Descendants, Roe became a resident of Flushing circa 1666. In 1683, Roe was taxed upon owning 35 acres and thereafter increased his holdings ultimately acquiring the upland around what was to become Malba.

Roe's farm was on the east side of the bay, known as "Roe's Cove". He was among the most well-to-do citizens of Flushing, owning lands, farm stock, carpenter's tools and two slaves. In 1786, John Powell purchased Roe's 87-acre parcel for 1,685 pounds, 6 shillings, 8 pence, it has been reported that Roe lost his lands for his allegiance to the crown during the American War of Independence. Powell thereafter built the cove was renamed "Powell's Cove", the name it bears today. During the 19th century, some of Powell's land passed into the hands of Harry Genet, a member of the Tammany Hall, New York City's infamous political machine. Powell's house was destroyed by fire in the 1890s. During the second half of the 19th century, the Roe/Powell land passed to a succession of owners. A map dating from 1873 lists the Smiths and Nostrands as landowners in the area; the Nostrand and Smith farms represented a large portion of. The area around Hill Court and 14th Avenue was known as "Whitestone Heights". In 1883 railroad service to Manhattan was extended on the "Whitestone and Westchester Railroad" the Long Island Rail Road.

The terminus of the Whitestone line was at "Whitestone Landing", a popular summer resort area during the late-19th century and early-20th century. William Ziegler, a self-made industrialist and president of the Royal Baking Powder Company bought all these parcels in or about 1883 and his holdings became known as the "Ziegler Tract". Ziegler died on May 24, 1905, leaving his wife, Electa Matilda Ziegler and son, William, Jr. 14 years of age. William S. Champ and W. C. Demarest formed a Realty Trust to purchase the Ziegler tract from his estate for development purposes. Champ was vice president of the Realty Trust, one of the executors of Ziegler's estate; the Ziegler Tract had been appraised for $100,000 shortly after Ziegler's death. In the spring of 1906, the Realty Trust secured over 100 investors from New Haven, Guilford and other Connecticut towns, to the planned purchase of the Ziegler Tract. Based on a review of early maps of the area, the develope

Moina Mathers

Moina Mathers, born Mina Bergson, was an artist and occultist at the turn of the 20th century. She was the sister of French philosopher Henri Bergson, the first man of Jewish descent to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1927, she is, more known for her marriage to the English occultist, Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, one of the founders of the organisation Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and, after his death in 1918, for being the head of a successor organisation, called the Rosicrucian Order of the Alpha et Omega. Moina named Mina, or Minna, was born in Geneva, Switzerland, to a talented and influential Polish-Jewish family from father's and English and Irish from mother's sides, moving to Paris, when she was but two years of age, her father, Michel Bergson, achieved some musical success in composing the operas Louisa de Montfort and Salvator Rosa, he was a native of Warsaw and member of the influential Bereksohn family. Moina Mathers' grandfather, Jacob Levison was a dentist.

Her grandmother was Katherine Levison, born in London in c. 1800. Her maternal aunt was Minna Preuss, born in Hull, Yorkshire, in 1835, her mother, Kate, née Levison, was born in Yorkshire, her eldest brother, was Nobel Prize winner Henri Bergson, 1859–1941, joined the faculty of the College of France and is best known for authoring the philosophical work Creative Evolution. He was the president of the British Society for Psychical Research. Moina was a talented artist and joined the Slade School of Art, at the age of fifteen; the Slade was known for encouraging young women at the turn of the nineteenth century. Moina was awarded a scholarship and four merit certificates for drawing at the School, she became friends with whom she shared a studio. It was at the Slade in 1882, that Moina met her future friend Annie Horniman, who would become the major financial sponsor for the Matherses, as struggling artists and occultists, in backing the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Moina met her husband, Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, in 1887, while studying at the British Museum, where Samuel was a frequent patron.

A year her future husband founded the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, one of the most influential organisations in the Western Mystery Tradition. Moina was the first initiate of this Order in March, 1888, her chosen motto in the Golden Dawn was Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum, meaning "Prudence never retraces its steps." A year in 1890, she married S. L. Mathers and Mina Bergson became Moina Mathers. In their occult partnership, her husband was described as the "evoker of spirits" and Moina as the clairvoyant "seeress", who illustrated, as an artist, what her husband "evoked". In March 1899, they performed the rites of the Egyptian goddess Isis, on the stage of the Théâtre La Bodinière in Paris. In 1918, when her husband died, Moina took over the Alpha et Omega, a successor organisation to the Golden Dawn, as its Imperatrix, she died in 1928 in London. The Book of Abramelin Magic Occultism List of Occultists Greer, Mary K. ‘’Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses." Rochester, Vermont: One Park Street.

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1955–56 NHL season

The 1955–56 NHL season was the 39th season of the National Hockey League. Six teams each played 70 games; the Montreal Canadiens were the Stanley Cup champions as they beat the Detroit Red Wings four games to one in the best-of-seven final series. At a governors' meeting in December, a discussion took place concerning the uniforms worn by officials, it was contended that the present orange and black uniforms were confusing to players and fans when red uniforms are worn by either of the participating teams. Furthermore, it was pointed out, it was unanimously agreed that officials' uniforms should be changed to black and white vertical stripes. The black and white uniforms were first worn on December 29, 1955. With Montreal racking up two or three goals on any one power play, NHL President Clarence Campbell said he'd like the penalty rule revised to a penalized player returning to the ice when a power play goal is scored on a minor penalty; the Canadiens were the lone club to vote against the new legislation.

The streak of seven straight seasons at the top of the NHL held by the Detroit Red Wings' dynasty came to an end as the Montreal Canadiens were tops. The Canadiens set a new record for wins in a season with 45; the Canadiens had their one-time great former All-Star left-winger, Hector "Toe" Blake. Dick Irvin the coach in Montreal, whom Habs' GM Frank Selke Sr. found a little truculent, took over as coach in Chicago, but could not get them out of the cellar, though they did improve. It was sort of a homecoming for Irvin as he started his coaching career with Chicago in 1930; when the Hawks went to the Montreal Forum on October 22, Irvin was presented with a set of silver flatware by William Northey, representing the Canadian Arena Company. In the game itself, rookie Henri Richard scored two goals as Montreal shut out Chicago 6–0. On November 5, Jean Beliveau scored three goals in 44 seconds as Montreal beat Boston 4–3; the record for fastest hat trick still was held by Bill Mosienko with three goals in 21 seconds.

On December 29, officials debut the new "zebra" outfits in a game between the Canadiens and Maple Leafs. On January 11, a crowd of 15,570 delighted fans at Madison Square Garden watched the Rangers trounce the Canadiens 6–1. Pete Conacher was a star for the Rangers with two goals. Lou Fontinato and Maurice Richard had a gala fight and Fontinato knocked out Richard with a punch that required several stitches above Richard's eye. Montreal routed the Rangers 9 -- 4 on February 18 as Beliveau had Richard two; the Rocket was incensed when referee Louis Maschio gave his brother a misconduct penalty and his teammates had to cool him off. Beliveau set a record for goals by a center when he scored his 45th goal on March 15. Maurice Richard was hurt in this game when he fell over Hawk defenceman Pierre Pilote's skate and went headlong into the goal, he was taken to hospital for X-rays. The Rocket was back in the lineup on St. Patrick's Day as the Canadiens trounced the Rangers 7–2 and Richard had the hat trick.

Rookie Glenn Hall had a fabulous year with 12 shutouts and a 2.11 goals against average for the ever-powerful Detroit Red Wings. He received the Calder Memorial Trophy over Henri "Pocket Rocket" Richard. Note: GP = Games played, G = Goals, A = Assists, PTS = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes Source: NHL Note: GP = Games played. Years of glory, 1942–1967: the National Hockey League's official book of the six-team era. Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart. ISBN 0-7710-2817-2. Diamond, Dan, ed.. Total Hockey. Kingston, NY: Total Sports. ISBN 1-892129-85-X. Dinger, Ralph, ed.. The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Toronto, ON: Dan Diamond & Associates. ISBN 978-1-894801-22-5. Dryden, Steve, ed.. Century of hockey. Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart Ltd. ISBN 0-7710-4179-9. Duplacey, Hockey's Book of Firsts, North Dighton, MA: JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9 Fischler, Stan; the Hockey Chronicle: Year-by-Year History of the National Hockey League. Lincolnwood, IL: Publications International Inc.

ISBN 0-7853-9624-1. McFarlane, Brian, 50 Years Of Hockey, Winnipeg, MAN: Greywood Publishing, ASIN B000GW45S0 McFarlane, Brian; the Story of the National Hockey League. New York, NY: Pagurian Press. ISBN 0-684-13424-1. Notes Hockey Database

Kadohara Station

Kadohara Station is a JR West railway station in the city of Ōno, Japan. Kadohara Station is served by the Hokuriku Main Line, is located 42.3 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Echizen-Hanandō and 44.9 kilometers from Fukui. The station consists of one ground-level side platform serving single bi-directional track; the station is unattended. Kadohara Station opened on December 15, 1960. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West. Kuzuryū River National Route 158 List of railway stations in Japan Media related to Kadohara Station at Wikimedia Commons Official website

Eugent Bushpepa

Eugent Bushpepa known by his alternative name Gent Bushpepa, is an Albanian singer and composer. Regarded as one of the most popular modern rock musicians in the Albanian-speaking world, he is noted for his vocal range, vocal power, high-energy live performances, is recognised as an accomplished guitarist. Bushpepa and his band were the supporting acts on the concert tours of Deep Purple in 2007, Duff Mckagan in 2011 and Overkill in 2014. On 18 August 2013, he performed a full concert with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. Bushpepa is the sole author of his song, reworked for the Eurovision by Jim Lowe, a Grammy Award-winning British record producer and audio engineer. In 2017, Bushpepa won the 56th edition of Festivali i Këngës with the song "Mall" and went on to represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, he reached eleventh place in the grand final in a field of twenty-six and achieved the country's third highest placement to date. Eugent Bushpepa was born on 2 July 1984 into an Albanian family of the Roman Catholic faith in the town of Rrëshen part of the People's Republic of Albania, present Albania.

He started singing at the age of six while his guitar training began in the fifth grade of primary school. After finishing high school, he moved to Bologna, Italy, to study medicine where he completed his first academic year. Bushpepa's professional career began in 2006 and since he has been active in the Albanian music scene, his national breakthrough came with the song ”Maska e Madhështisë", released in 2007 at Top Fest 4. In the same competition, he teamed up with a rock band called Sunrise, performing their song Engjëll, he went on to play in major music festivals and worked on new music. Although Eugent made his professional stage debut in Kënga Magjike at the age of fourteen, his music career was jump-started upon his return to Albania in 2006 where he was set to pursue a medical degree in dentistry and started to perform live shows in various night clubs and pubs alongside studies. Writing and performing his own material, Bushpepa had made various live covers and appeared in over 2000 live shows since his beginnings.

He was asked to become the supporting act for Duff McKagan for a concert in Tirana on their Loaded band tour on 1 June 2011. During a traditional beer festival in Korçë on 18 August 2013, Bushpepa performed with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, the guitarist of Guns N' Roses. In 2014, he joined the band Darkology as their tour vocalist. Replacing Kelly Sundown Carpenter in their Killfest tour with Overkill and Enforcer who performed in various cities in Spain, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands. In early to mid 2017, Bushpepa had signed on as an adviser in The Voice of Albania, assisting Besa's team, whereas on 24 December 2017, he won the 56th edition of Festivali i Këngës, the longest-running annual televised music competition in Albania since 1962, thus represented Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal with his song "Mall". In December 2017, Radio Televizioni Shqiptar announced him as the Albanian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, after he won the 56th edition of Festivali i Këngës with his song "Mall".

The Eurovision version was reworked by Bushpepa and Jim Lowe, a Grammy Award-winning audio engineer, was released through Universal Music on April 16. Bushpepa's promotional tour in London and Tel Aviv were postponed due to visa delays, but he resumed the tour in Amsterdam and Madrid that advanced with great success. Albania was drawn to compete third at the first-semi final in which Bushpepa performed "Mall" third in a field of nineteen participants and qualified for the Grand Final being among the top ten most-voted acts. In the final, the song was performed twelfth in a field of twenty-six and ranked seventh with the juries and eleventh with a combined televote score. Eugent Bushpepa has only released singles, he deems himself as a "non-commercial artist" and stated that he is working on his debut album following requests from his fans. Top Fest Eugent Bushpepa on Facebook Eugent Bushpepa on Instagram

Pan-European Corridor II

The Corridor II is one of the Pan-European corridors. It runs between Berlin in Germany, Nizhny Novgorod in Russia, passing through Poland and Belarus; the corridor follows the route: Berlin - Poznań - Warsaw - Brest - Minsk - Smolensk - Moscow - Nizhny Novgorod. It is paralleled by E30. Due to the Schengen Agreement, the border between Germany and Poland can be crossed without any passport or immigrations checks. There is border control when crossing the border from the European Union into Belarus near Brest, citizens of most countries need a visa to enter one country or the other, or both. On the Belarus–Russia border, there are no immigration checks, because Russia and Belarus are part of the same Union State. Rail traffic along this route is hindered by a break-of-gauge at the border between Poland and Belarus. Poland uses standard gauge, while Belarus and the former Soviet Union use Russian gauge