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Yakima River

The Yakima River is a tributary of the Columbia River in south central and eastern Washington state, named for the indigenous Yakama people. The length of the river from headwaters to mouth is 214 miles, with an average drop of 9.85 feet per mile. It is the longest river in Washington state; the river rises in the Cascade Range at an elevation of 2,449 feet at Keechelus Dam on Keechelus Lake near Snoqualmie Pass, near Easton. The river flows through that town, skirts Ellensburg, passes the city of Yakima, continues southeast to Richland, where it flows into the Columbia River creating the Yakima River Delta at an elevation of 340 feet. About 9 million years ago, the Yakima River flowed south from near Vantage to the Tri-Cities, turned west straight for the ocean through Badger Canyon west of Kennewick. Badger Canyon was once a waterway of the Yakima River, this pre-existing channel led the Yakima River to make tribute to the Columbia River at the current location of the city of Kennewick. Beginning nearly 15,000 years ago the Columbia Plateau was transformed by the successive Missoula glacial outburst floods.

Much of the flood water made way down the Columbia river Channel where a'choke-point' known as Wallula Gap caused the restriction of flow. Floodwaters began ponding near the Tri-Cities resulting in the back-flooding of the Columbia's tributary valleys. Badger Canyon was an entry point for back-flooding of the Yakima Valley, successive floods left behind thick deposits of sediments in Badger Canyon and the Valley beyond; these flood deposits which were deposited in large quantities in short amounts of time changed the ground elevation within badger canyon causing the Yakima River to re-route north of Red Mountain and enter the Columbia River by present-day Richland. During the last ice age, the Missoula Floods further altered the landscape of the area, opening up the Horn Rapids area to the Yakima River; the West Fork of Amon Creek now utilizes Badger Canyon. The first western explorers to visit the river were Lewis and Clark on or about October 17, 1805, they stopped at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia, although they did not proceed upriver.

The river was known to local Native Americans as "Tap Teel", although the area has been inhabited since prehistory. The Yakima River is used for rafting and fishing around the Ellensburg area and near the confluence with the Columbia River during the summer months; the Yakima River is ranked between Class I and Class II rapids, depending on the circumstances and season. In the Tri-Cities, the delta where the Yakima meets the Columbia has several hiking trails; the dry climate, with over 300 sunshine days a year, draws visitors from Seattle, about two hours' drive away. The Yakima River Basin consists of 6,150 square miles located in south central Washington state, it is bounded by the Cascade Mountains on the west, the Wenatchee Mountains on the north, Rattlesnake Mountain and the Rattlesnake Hills on the east, the Horse Heaven Hills to the south. The basin encompasses areas designated by the Washington Department of Ecology as the Upper Yakima Water Resource Inventory Areas 38 and 39 and the Lower Yakima WRIA 37.

The dividing line between these northern and southern sections is the confluence of the Naches and Yakima Rivers. The Yakima River provides irrigation for the dry but fertile land in the valley, irrigated agriculture is the economic base. Agricultural land totals 1,000 square miles, including irrigated pastures, grapes and field crops. A significant portion of Washington apples and cherries are grown in the valley, as well as most of the United States's hops. Since the late 20th century, the wine industry has grown in the area, it is the location of a designated American Viticultural Area. Major landowners in the valley include the Yakama Indian Nation. Private ownership accounts for 1,246,818 acres; the United States Forest Service manages 892,509 acres, the Yakama Nation owns 889,786 acres within the basin. Forested areas in the northern and western portions of the basin occupy 2,200 square miles and are used for recreation, wildlife habitat, timber harvest and tribal cultural activities. Range lands comprise about 2,900 square miles and are used for military training, wildlife habitat, tribal cultural activities.

Major population centers include the city of the Tri-Cities area. Population growth for the 1990s was projected at 7.9% in Kittitas County, 19.7% in Yakima County, 22.7% in Benton County. While much of the growth in Benton and Yakima counties has been in and around the incorporated areas, most of the growth in Kittitas County has been in unincorporated areas. In addition to irrigated agriculture, the major economic driving forces include timber harvest and processing and outdoor recreation. With the significant reduction in timber harvesting on federal lands and the implementation of the Northwest Forest Plan to protect the endangered northern spotted owl, the timber economy has been eroded in recent years; the proximity to high population areas of the Puget Sound has caused a rapid increase in the demand for outdoor recreational experiences in the basin. The Yakima River and its tributaries have been altered for the purpose of irrigated agriculture. There are numerous dams and irrigation canals.

Irrigation runoff is in places returned to the river through canal drains. The irrigation system in the Yakima's watershed causes periods of both severe river dewatering and elevated flows, relative to the historic streamflow regime; as a r

Cantarella (manga)

Cantarella is a manga series by You Higuri, serialized in the Japanese monthly comic magazine Princess Gold Magazine and published in tankōbon format by Akita Shoten. The first volume was published March 2001 and there have been 12 volumes published in Japan as of July 2010; the series went on a four-year two-month hiatus in Princess Gold Magazine, resuming in the September 2009 issue. Cantarella has been translated into Traditional Chinese by Ever Glory Publishing in Taiwan, French by Asuka, German by Carlsen Comics, English by Go! Comi, Russian by Palma Press and Italian by Free Books. Cantarella is the story of an Italian aristocrat during the Renaissance. In the manga, Cesare's father Rodrigo Borgia, a Cardinal, sells his infant son's soul to the Devil as part of a deal that will one day make him Pope. Cesare is shunned by his father, unable to see him as anything but an agent of darkness and reminder of his sin. Alienated, Cesare comes to rely on the dark powers within himself, he becomes obsessed with the idea of conquest, is aided in his political machinations by the assassin Don Michelotto.

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Alexandre Pliușchin

Alexandre Pliușchin is a Moldovan road bicycle racer for UCI Continental Team Skydive Dubai–Al Ahli Pro Cycling Team. He is a four-time National Road Race Champion. Pliuschin represented Moldova in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, having participated in the Men's Road Race and the Men's Individual Pursuit. For the 2014 season, Pliuschin joined the Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling squad. On February 25 Pliușchins Synergy Baku Cycling Project announced it had suspended him for a non-negative test for Salbutamol at the Sharjah Cycling Tour whilst riding for Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling. Alexandre Pliușchin at Cycling Archives Palmarès by


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Foundation University (Philippines)

Foundation University, sometimes called Foundation or FU, is a private non-sectarian university in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. It was founded by Dr. Vicente Guzman Sinco, former president of the University of the Philippines and an alumnus of Silliman University, it offers over 60 specialized higher education areas of study accredited with the PAASCU, CHED, the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation. The university is known as the birthplace of Negros Oriental's Buglasan Festival; the university is known as an eco-friendly school. In 2015, Foundation University was awarded National Champion by the DENR - Environmental Management Bureau for being the Most Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Campus; the university was established as Foundation College on July 4, 1949. It was granted university status by the Department of Education on January 28, 1969; the university offers many undergraduate courses such as in the fields of Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering and many others.

The university has schools for high school. Established on the eve of the country's independence, it was known as the Foundation College; the college was founded by Dr. Vicente Guzman Sinco, a known educator and legal luminary during his time. Sinco envisioned the college to contribute to the overall national program of development. During the time of the college's founding, Filipinos were still in the process of building the nation; the college had a three-fold function — instruction and community action. The success of this mission was recognized in 1963, when Foundation College received international recognition and was invited to become a member of the International Association of Universities; the college was the first institution in the Visayas and Mindanao to receive this honor, the first institution in the world, not a full university to become a member of this organization. On January 28, 1969, the Philippine Department of Education granted the college a university charter. Academic units of the university are organized into nine colleges and several other schools and departments.

Since Octboer 2012, the university has its own radio station called Greyhound 101. Official website

Chad Gilbert

Chad Everett Gilbert is an American musician and record producer. He is a founding member of the rock band New Found Glory, for whom he plays lead guitar, sings backing vocals, composes music, he was the lead vocalist for New Found Glory's now-defunct side-project, International Superheroes of Hardcore. Additionally, Gilbert was the vocalist for the hardcore punk band Shai Hulud between 1995 and 1998, he rejoined the band in 2012. Gilbert began producing records, notably H2O's Nothing to Prove and A Day to Remember's albums, What Separates Me from You and Common Courtesy. In 2010, Gilbert announced he would release solo material online, free of charge, has released several demos and 7" vinyl records under the name What's Eating Gilbert. Gilbert is divorced from Sherri DuPree from the rock band Eisley. Since 2008, he had been in a relationship with Paramore's lead vocalist and keyboardist Hayley Williams. On December 31, 2014, Williams and Gilbert announced that they had become engaged after Gilbert proposed on Christmas Day.

They were married on February 20, 2016. The couple announced on July 2017, that they were separating. Since 2018, Gilbert has been in a relationship from the pop band Cimorelli. On December 21st 2019, the couple announced via Instagram that they had gotten engaged the previous Tuesday, 17th December. On January 26, 2010, Gilbert reported that "suspicious cells" had been found in his thyroid and he would be getting half of his thyroid surgically removed. Four days Gilbert posted on his Twitter that the surgery had been a success and no cancer had been found. Hearts Once Nourished with Hope and Compassion Reach Beyond the Sun Nothing Gold Can Stay New Found Glory Sticks and Stones Catalyst Coming Home Not Without a Fight Radiosurgery'. Resurrection Makes Me Sick Forever and Ever x Infinity Takin' it Ova! HPxHC Dear God Thinkin' Bout Her What I'd Do Nashville Sessions Cheap Shots Solid Gold Hits That New Sound You're Looking For Hazen Street 2008: H2O – Nothing to Prove 2009: A Day to Remember – Homesick 2009: Fireworks – All I Have to Offer Is My Own Confusion 2010: The Dear & Departed – Chapters 2010: Terror – Keepers of the Faith 2010: A Day to Remember – What Separates Me from You 2011: This Time Next Year – Drop Out of Life 2011: Trapped Under Ice – Big Kiss Goodnight 2012: Candy Hearts – The Best Ways to Disappear 2012: Set Your Goals 2012: Shai Hulud – Reach Beyond the Sun 2013: Lisa LoebNo Fairy Tale 2013: State ChampsThe Finer Things 2013: A Day to Remember – Common Courtesy 2014: Candy Hearts – All the Ways You Let Me Down 2015: H2O – Use Your Voice Guest vocals on Fall Out Boy's "I Slept With Someone in Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me" Guitar on Fall Out Boy's "The Take Over, the Breaks Over" Guest vocals on Throwdown's "The Only Thing" from the album Haymaker Guest vocals on Set Your Goals' "Our Ethos: A Legacy to Pass On" from the album This Will Be the Death of Us Guest vocals on Say Anything's song "You're the Wanker, If Anyone Is" from the album In Defense of the Genre Guest vocals on Madball's song "My Armor" from the album Hardcore Lives Category:Song recordings produced by Chad Gilbert