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If It Were You, We'd Never Leave

If It Were You, We'd Never Leave is the second studio album by American DJ Andrew Bayer, released on April 22, 2013 on Anjunabeats. Bayer described the album as a concept album, centered around the premise of being the soundtrack for a person's day, as opposed to his other work at that point, recorded more for play in dance clubs. Stephen Worthy of Mojo said. If It Were You, We'd Never Leave bats back and forth from homespun laptop beats to full orchestral productions, glitch-hop to opulent Sigur Rósesque wall of sound." Worthy noted that "Gold Panda's folktronic transmissions are an obvious parallel" and concluded by calling the album "a warm-hearted record that splices modern romantic classicisms to cut'n'paste MacBook pyrotechnics". Joe Muggs of Q noted that "if it veers into high-class holiday programme soundtrack territory, it is just as take-your-breath-away beautiful". Consequence of Sound's Derek Staples noted the change in sound for Bayer, describing it as "an album you pull to ease personal hardship not spark dancefloor undulations", while still conceding that it was still built on some of the similar approach of his prior work, such as "utiliz simple tools to create complex powerful movements."

In the Mix stated "there’s a gob-smacking amount of sonic experimentation...though Bayer’s real achievement is how he’s managed to weave all this stuttering, jittery white sound into something that carries so much musicality."

Seibu SPI System

The Seibu SPI System is Seibu Kaihatsu's custom arcade system board. The Seibu SPI system board uses interchangeable game cartridges, each cartridge is region specific, must be paired with a board of the same region. Seibu SPI boards "update"; this process takes about 10 minutes to complete, only has to be performed once after a cart change. There is a single-board version of the SPI hardware. CPU: Intel 80386-DX 32-bit CISC CPU 25 MHz AMD AM386-DX/DXL 25 MHz CPU used on some models Graphics processor: Custom Seibu graphics hardware 240 x 320 pixels 6144 colors max Sound processor: Yamaha YMF271-F, Zilog Z80 CPU 8 MHz Storage media: ROM, EPROM Senkyu E-Jan High School E-Jan Sakurasou Raiden Fighters Raiden Fighters 2 Raiden Fighters Jet Viper Phase 1 Viper Phase 1 New Version

Death of Jairo Mora Sandoval

Jairo Mora Sandoval was a Costa Rican environmentalist, murdered while attempting to protect leatherback turtle nests. Just before midnight on May 30, 2013, Mora and four female volunteers were abducted by a group of masked men; the women escaped and informed the police. Mora's bound and beaten body was found on the beach the next morning. An autopsy determined. Sea turtles are protected by law in Costa Rica. Locals take eggs, which are believed to be an aphrodisiac, sell them on the black market; the egg trade has been linked to organized crime. Environmentalists working in Limón say they are threatened for trying to protect turtle eggs. Jairo Mora was one such environmentalist working in the area. In the wake of Mora's death, the organization he worked with cancelled beach patrol efforts in Costa Rica, his death attracted international attention, including a statement from the United Nations and multiple rewards for information on the case. In Costa Rica, his death led to calls for reform of environmental policy.

On June 4, the government met with environmentalists to discuss potential changes to policy. A plan submitted by environmentalists and endorsed by Environment Minister René Castro would set up a new protected area and grant park rangers more authority to stop poachers, among other changes. On June 5, vigils were held across Costa Rica in honor of Mora. On June 18, the government announced the allocation of ₡20 million, upped to ₡30 million, to memorialize Mora. Costa Rica has a good reputation for wildlife conservation in general, sea turtles have been protected by national legislation in Costa Rica since 1966; the country prides itself on its natural beauty and the nation's economy depends on ecotourism. Tens of thousands of people visit the country every year to observe its sea turtles; the turtles of Costa Rica include a critically endangered species. The Marine Turtle Population Law of 2002 assigns a three-year prison sentence to anyone who "kills, captures, decapitates, or disturbs marine turtles".

So, it is common for locals to harvest eggs for personal use or for sale in local bars due to supposed aphrodisiac qualities. A poacher can make up to $300 in one night. Eggs obtained from poaching are sold to drug dealers or traded for drugs. Poachers are armed with knives, but sometimes with assault rifles. In the impoverished Limón area, locals claim that police are either colluding with, or afraid of, drug traffickers and poachers. Poaching has been cited as a major reason for declining sea turtle populations around the world. Although poaching is not new, conservationists report. In the period leading up to Mora's death, poaching became an attractive side income for with drug traffickers. In 2012, a group of six men used assault rifles and hand guns to break into a protected nursery run by the nonprofit environmentalist group Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network; the men tied up and gagged the volunteers smashed or stole a total 1520 sea turtle eggs. After the incident, police began.

It was revealed that the incident was intended as a warning for environmentalists to stay off the beaches, according to WIDECAST's Latin American director Didiher Chacón. According to Limón police chief Erick Calderón, 21 people were arrested in 2012 on charges related to turtle poaching. Jairo Mora was a research assistant who worked for Paradero Eco-Tour, a state-sponsored animal rescue group run by Vanessa Lizano, he was born in Limón on March 1987, to a Nicaraguan father and a Costa Rican mother. From an early age, he was involved in volunteer work. Mora volunteered with WIDECAST, which coordinates efforts to protect turtle eggs across Central America. Mora and other WIDECAST volunteers walked Costa Rican beaches nightly to ward off egg thieves. In 2011, the group protected about 3% of all turtle nests in Costa Rica. Conservation efforts on Moín Beach, which Mora headed, collected 1,500 leatherback turtle nests, the most from any beach in Costa Rica. According to Lizano, her organization receives threats from poachers because of its conservation efforts.

In 2012, Mora was threatened at gunpoint "to back off and stop the walks". He and Lizano were subject to intimidation efforts throughout the 2012 nesting season. "Both Jairo and I were being followed by motorbikes with guys carrying AK-47s," Lizano recalled. After a threat against her family, Lizano relocated from Limón to San José. At the start of the 2013 leatherback turtle nesting season in April, police decreased their involvement with conservation efforts. Guards were on duty four days a week, but no longer escorted volunteers. On April 23, 2013, Mora asked supporters on Facebook to petition the police for more help. "Send messages to the police so they come to Moín Beach", he wrote. "Tell them not to be afraid but to come armed... we need help and fast." On April 28, Mora told La Nación that environmentalists were being threatened "by a mafia, looting the nests for eggs". According to friends, Mora received frequent death threats, including an incident just weeks before his death where he was threatened at gunpoint.

On May 5, La Nación accompanied Lizano on a typical night's work. Mora unprotected in his struggle to save the turtles. Denying reports that police had stepped up their efforts he said: "If a guard or policeman says he supports us, h

Joseph-Émile Brunet

Joseph-Émile Brunet was a Canadian sculptor based in Quebec. His output includes more than 200 monuments in bronze. Many of his sculptures depict national events in Canada, he was born in Huntingdon, Quebec in 1899. He was educated at archbishop school, the Art Institute of Chicago, the national superior École des Beaux-Arts of Paris. Joseph-Émile Brunet sculpted the bas reliefs and ornamental façade of the Gérard-Morisset building, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in Quebec City which depict historical scenes and events in Canadian History: "Fishing", "Fur Trading", "Maple Sugar Making", "Farming", "Logging", "Missionaries", "Landing Immigrates", "Buffalo Hunt"," Jacques Cartier"," Death of Wolfe"," Death of Montcalm","William Dollard", "Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye" and "The First Settlers", he was granted commissions for granite sculptures of key figures in the province of Quebec's history at the Parliament Building: "François de Laval", "Marguerite Bourgeoys", "Jean-Jacques Olier" and "Marie de l’Incarnation" completing the façade by 1965.

He was granted commission for two large bronze doors depicting animals native to Canada: "The Young Bear" and Cubs," "Canadian Moose", "Otters", "Elk with wolves", "Polar bear", "Beavers", American Bison", "Deer" and a "Great white Whale". He sculpted a bronze War Memorial at Longueuil, Quebec in front of the city hall just across the river from Montreal, he sculpted a statue of Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye in Saint Boniface, Manitoba. He sculpted the Canadian Pavilion for the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne in Paris which included a 28 foot sculpture of a bison and panels on the outside of the structure. Paintings and a show inside the Canadian pavilion depicted aspects of Canadian culture. Mr. Joseph-Émile Brunet designed twenty-four capitals for the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, which depict 52 religious subjects reflecting the life of Jesus. Joseph-Émile Brunet sculpted 14 "Stations of the Cross" lining the walls of the Cathedral.

Stone statues of Saint Anne and Saints at the entrance of the Cathedral. Joseph-Émile Brunet created the fountain in front of the Basilica and the stone 7 feet 6 inches high sculptures in niches as you enter the basilica, "Marie de L’Incarnation", "Saint Joseph", "The Virgin with Jesus", "François de Laval", "St. Joachim". Joseph-Émile Brunet sculpted Kateri Tekakwitha in bronze, 6 feet 4 inches high, he sculpted a bust of Adélard Godbout, installed in Montreal, Quebec

Recovery (NCIS)

"Recovery" is the second episode of the tenth season of the American police procedural drama NCIS, the 212th episode overall. It aired on CBS in the United States on October 2, 2012; the episode is written by Scott Williams and directed by Dennis Smith, was seen by 18.87 million viewers. The NCIS building goes under renovations following the bombing four months prior, with the traumatic events forcing Gibbs and his team to undergo mandatory psych evaluations, they are called into service when the former armory manager is found dead in the river, having disappeared after the bombing. Soon, they discover she was murdered and find that one of the heads of renovation is the murderer, jealous of her boyfriend's relationship with the manager. Meanwhile, Abby is shown to have nightmares. Gibbs asks the psychologist to check on Abby, she tells Gibbs that the nightmares are a result of her fear of being alone, leading Gibbs to advise her to talk to her biological brother. She manages to do so and they acknowledge their bloodline, she invites him to dinner with her at Gibbs' house.

When the psychologist, Miles Wolf, confronts Vance, he reveals that he wants the building back to its original standards as he wants to go back in time and prevent the attack, believing he is responsible for the attack. "Recovery" is directed by Dennis Smith. "Our agents recover a co-worker. But they begin recovering from the loss of any true sense of security", Williams say about the characters in the episode. Pauley Perrette, who portrays Abby, told TV Line that "Abby is the sensitive one — she feels the most pain and worries about everyone — so she’s really shaken up". According to executive producer Gary Glasberg, "Gibbs sort of helps her reach out to her brother in helping her get through that". Ducky, on the other hand, "has to take a mandatory step backwards and figure out what his role is going to be", as he no longer is the acting medical examiner. "Recovery" was seen by 18.87 million live viewers following its broadcast on October 2, 2012, with an 11.4/18 share among all households, 3.7/11 share among adults aged 18 to 49.

A rating point represents one percent of the total number of television sets in American households, a share means the percentage of television sets in use tuned to the program. In total viewers, "Recovery" won NCIS and CBS the night; the spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles drew second and was seen by 14.91 million viewers. Compared to last week's episode "Extreme Prejudice", "Recovery" was down in both viewers and adults 18-49. Steve Marsi from TV Fanatic gave the episode 4.5 and stated that "With the emotional wounds of the bombing still omnipresent, most of this week's episode struck a somber tone. The team members each battled their issues in their individual ways, it wasn't pretty. At the same time, this installment was more about the characters than the case, when NCIS is at its best, it revisited Abby's brother Kyle, a popular storyline introduced fleetingly last year. The writers did a nice job of expounding upon Abby's relationship with Kyle, of course with Gibbs, as a result of the traumatic blast.

Sometimes, we learn the most about ourselves in the darkest of times."