click links in text for more info
SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Yavapai County, Arizona

Yavapai County is near the center of the U. S. state of Arizona. As of the 2010 census, its population was 211,073; the county seat is Prescott. Yavapai County comprises the Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the northern portions of Peoria and Wickenburg in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Yavapai County was one of the four original Arizona counties created by the 1st Arizona Territorial Legislature; the county territory was defined as being east of longitude 113° 20' and north of the Gila River. Soon thereafter, the counties of Apache, Coconino and Navajo were carved from the original Yavapai County. Yavapai County's present boundaries were established in 1891; the county is named after the Yavapai people, who were the principal inhabitants at the time the United States annexed the area. County level law enforcement services have been provided by Yavapai County Sheriff's Office since 1864. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 8,128 square miles, of which 8,123 square miles is land and 4.4 square miles is water.

It has about 93% of the area of the U. S. state of New Jersey. It is larger than three U. S. states and the District of Columbia combined. The county's topography makes a dramatic transition from the lower Sonoran Desert to the south to the heights of the Coconino Plateau to the north, the Mogollon Rim to the east; the highest point above sea level in Yavapai County is Mount Union at an elevation of 7,979 ft and the lowest is Agua Fria River drainage, now under Lake Pleasant. Mohave County—west La Paz County—southwest Maricopa County—south Gila County—east Coconino County—north/northeast Agua Fria National Monument Coconino National Forest Kaibab National Forest Montezuma Castle National Monument Prescott National Forest Tonto National Forest Tuzigoot National MonumentThere are nineteen official wilderness areas in Yavapai County that are part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Fourteen of these are integral parts of National Forests listed above, whereas five are managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Some of these extend into neighboring counties: Apache Creek Wilderness Arrastra Mountain Wilderness in Mohave County. Public land: about 75% of the county's area is publicly owned, includingFederal ownership: about 50% of the county's area is owned by the federal government of the United States, includingNational Forest lands, managed by the US Forest Service: 38% of the county's area Federal lands managed by the U. S. Bureau of Land Management: 11.6% of the county's area Small areas of federal land are managed by the U. S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and the National Park Service: less than 0.5% of the county's area. Yavapai-Prescott Tribe 1,413 acres Yavapai-Apache Nation 685 acres About 25% of Yavapai County is owned by the State of Arizona as state trust lands, managed by the Arizona State Land Department. There are numerous fauna species within Yavapai County. For example, a number of plants within the genus Ephedra and Coreopsis are found in the county. Yavapai County is the location of several groves of the near-threatened California Fan Palm, Washingtonia filifera.

Yavapai County is home to Arcosanti, a prototype arcology, developed by Paolo Soleri, under construction since 1970. Arcosanti is just north of Arizona. Out of Africa Wildlife Park is a private zoo; the park moved to the Camp Verde area from the East Valley in 2005. 10 miles northwest of the town of Bagdad lies the Upper Burro Creek Wilderness Area, a 27,440-acre protected area home to at least 150 species of birds and featuring one of the Arizona desert's few undammed perennial streams. As of the 2000 census, there were 167,517 people, 70,171 households, 46,733 families living in the county; the population density was 21 people per square mile. There were 81,730 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 91.89% White, 0.39% Black or African American, 1.60% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.58% from other races, 1.95% from two or more races. 9.78 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 70,171 households out of which 23.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.00% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.40% were non-families.

26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.79. In the county

Villa Pauly

The Villa Pauly was built in 1923 at No. 57, Boulevard de la Pétrusse, in the center of Luxembourg, for the surgeon Dr. Norbert Pauly. With its corner towers, the house mimics the castle architecture of the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Dr Pauly housed his practice in the basement of the building. During the Second World War, it was used as the headquarters of the Gestapo in Luxembourg under the leadership of Wilhelm Nölle Fritz Hartmann and latterly Dr. Walter Vollmer. During this time, according to the records at Yad Vashem, the Gestapo deported some 885 Jews from Luxembourg to various Nazi Concentration Camps; the cellar vaults of the house were used for interrogation. During the war, between 2000 and 3000 were held in the Villa Pauly, many of them tortured there; the house became a symbol of Nazi oppression in Luxembourg. After the war, because of the state of the building, Dr. Norbert Pauly did not return to it, it was used until 1999 by part of the Luxembourg ministry of health. On 11 August 1989, the Villa Pauly was declared a Historic Monument.

Today, it is the headquarters of the "Comité directeur pour le souvenir de la résistance" and the address of the "AMICALE L. P. L.". A documentary center on the movement of the Resistance in Luxembourg,'Le Centre de Documentation et de Recherche sur la Résistance', is located in the building. Andreas Pflock: Auf vergessenen Spuren. Ein Wegweiser zu Gedenkstätten in Belgien und Luxemburg. Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Bonn 2006, ISBN 3-89331-685-X. Raz, 2012. Chronik: Vor elf Jahren. Villa Pauly wird zum Haus der Resistenz. Luxemburger Wort vum 23. October 2012, p. 27. Lobo, Paulo, 2011. 12 Bemerkenswerte Gebäude in Luxemburg: 6. Die Villa Pauly. Pp. 60-67, Luxédit, ISBN 978-99959-733-0-8 Simone Weny, 2008. D'Villa Pauly. In: Lieux de mémoire au Luxembourg. Erinnerungsorte in Luxemburg. 2. Edition, Pp. 197-201. S. Kmec, B. Majerus, M. Margue, P. Peporte, éditeurs. Éditions saint-paul, Lëtzebuerg. ISBN 978-2-87963-705-1

Wayne Cilento

Wayne Louis Cilento is an American director and choreographer. He is best known for originating the role of Mike in the Broadway show A Chorus Line, becoming one of Broadway's most prolific choreographers. Cilento was born in the Bronx, New York City, moved to suburban Westchester County. Though he attended one dance class when he was seven or eight, the teacher zeroed in on him; when he was in high school, he saw the original production of Cabaret and was so taken with the show, he decided "I could do that." He auditioned for his high school musicals, got the dance leads, started taking dance class twice a week. He continued to study dance in college where he met his mentor Bill Glassman of the American Ballet Theatre. "He was short and straight--someone I could use as a role model." Not long after he married high school sweetheart Cathy Colety, Cilento made his Broadway musical debut in the chorus of Seesaw. This marked his first exposure to working with Michael Bennett as choreographer, he worked on the infamous Rachael Lily Rosenbloom and Don't You Ever Forget It, where he met many of his future A Chorus Line co-stars, Irene when he was invited to attend Bennett's workshop sessions of A Chorus Line in 1974-5.

As a member of the original cast, the role of Mike, the short and aggressive dancer, was based on Cilento's own personality. He introduced the song "I Can Do That", although the specific story was that of another performer, Sammy Williams. One of the larger roles in the show, he received much attention at the time. During the development of the show, the creators toyed with Cilento having a second solo titled "Joanne" about his first crush on a girl, appearing as a backup dancer for Cassie's nightclub act, cut. Along with the rest of the cast, he is featured on the iconic marketing materials for the show, he won the Theater World Award for ensemble in 1976, his next project was the ill-fated The Act with Liza Minnelli, but he made a stunning return in Bob Fosse's dance revue, Dancin'. This intensive dance concert-style show earned Cilento his first Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. Cilento enthused. "In A Chorus Line people were standing around talking about dancing, here we were dancing!"

He appeared in Fosse's next project Big Deal, as well as the Frank Loesser revue Perfectly Frank, the lead in the tour of the Jack Cole musical Jack. He had a small role in the film Annie with Anne Reinking and Pamela Blair. In this period, he was featured in more than 100 national commercials, including spots for VISA, Dr Pepper, Burger King, McDonald's, Dairy Queen. In the early 1980s, Cilento started building a career as a choreographer. Concert stage and television include Alicia Keys, Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Donna Summer, Jonas Brothers and Pete Townshend. Music videos for Billy Joel's "Keeping the Faith" and Barry Manilow's "Read'em and Weep" followed with a PBS special called Spirit - A Journey in Dance and Song and dozens of commercials, for which he has won two Clio Awards, he turned to full-scale musicals with the Jerry Herman revue, Jerry's Girls and Baby, for which he earned his second Tony nomination. His choreography profile increased again when he won both a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for the musical The Who's Tommy in 1993.

He repeated the success in London in 1996 with a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. He recreated Fosse's style in the How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying revival in 1995 and Sweet Charity and has staged two new musicals and Wicked, two of the biggest hits of the 2000s, he staged the hip-hop musical Holler If Ya Hear Me featuring the music of Tupac Shakur and directed the American Dance Machine 2015/16 season at The Joyce Theater. Cilento resides in New York with his wife Cathy, they have three sons, Brian and Doug. American Dance Machine Holler If Ya Hear Me Sweet Charity Wicked Aida Dream How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying The Who's Tommy Jerry's Girls Baby Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Big Deal Dancin' The Act A Chorus Line Irene Rachael Lily Rosenbloom Seesaw Awards1976 Theatre World Award for Ensemble Performance – A Chorus Line 1993 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography – The Who's Tommy 1993 Tony Award for Best Choreography – The Who's TommyNominations1978 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical – Dancin' 1984 Tony Award for Best Choreography – Baby 1995 Tony Award for Best Choreography – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 1997 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer of 1996 – The Who's Tommy 1997 Tony Award for Best Choreography – Dream 2004 Tony Award for Best Choreography – Wicked 2005 Tony Award for Best Choreography – Sweet Charity Dance Magazine, "Wayne Cilento: The Saga of a Broadway Dance Man", August 1982 Flinn, Denny Martin, What They Did for Love: The Untold Story Behind the making of A Chorus Line, Bantam, 1989.

ISBN 0-553-34593-1 Viagas, Baayork Lee, Thommie Walsh, On the Line: The Creation of A Chorus Line, Morrow, 1990. ISBN 0-688-08429-X Wayne Cilento at the Internet Broadway Database Wayne Cilento on IMDb

Fordyce and Princeton Railroad

The Fordyce and Princeton Railroad Company is a short-line railroad headquartered in Crossett, Arkansas. F&P operates 57 miles of line from Fordyce, Arkansas, to an interchange with Arkansas and Mississippi Railroad at Crossett. F&P traffic consists of lumber and paper products. F&P incorporated on February 1890 as a 9.4-mile line between Fordyce and Toan, Arkansas. The railroad expanded downsized to a mere 1.14 miles of switching track near Fordyce. After the liquidation of Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, F&P acquired the line between Fordyce and Crossett, via Banks, Hermitage, Vick, Broad and Whitlow. F&P was owned by Georgia Pacific from 1963 until March 2004, when it was sold to Genesee and Wyoming. Link to Union Pacific Website with F&P Details Genesee and Wyoming website

OSL Consulting

OSL Consulting is an independent Gas and Oil design consultancy and engineering and project management company headquartered in Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom. It has offices in Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth, its employees include engineers and project managers, providing services to the oil and energy sectors. Founded in 2005, incorporated as Optimus Services Limited, it is today known as OSL Consulting; the company started work on small offshore modification projects and terminal design, evolving to deliver a range of services, from feasibility studies to large design projects across the world. OSL Consulting provides front-end engineering and design optimisation for Oil and Gas Processing and Storage - onshore and subsea. OSL works in the energy sector, including environmentally friendly technologies such as carbon capture and Biogas. OSL has its main client base in the gas processing and transport/storage sectors and has worked on projects in Germany, Africa, North America and the Middle East.

The company has worked on projects for Total, BP, Perenco, I. M. Skaugen, Murphy, EKB, Scottish and Southern Energy and ConocoPhillips. In 2008, OSL, Freightliner Road, in Hull took on the EKB project; the EKB Project is based in north-west Germany in Etzel, 30 km south of Wilhelmshaven. The project plan designated the three companies to build an innovative storage facility for natural gas. OSL was appointed to supervise the Front End Engineering Design stage of the project in Copenhagen by EKB; as the project developed, EKB asked OSL to modify the design. This demand led to the doubling in size of the firm's team of engineers. Nick Jones, a principal director at OSL's head office, commented on this issue by stating, "Over the past five years, we have provided a variety of support services to EKB, covering the technical and commercial aspects of managing the project; this has provided OSL with far more in-depth involvement in the project than we envisaged and allowed us to demonstrate our skills in finding the right solutions for our client at various key stages."In late 2010, the project's construction and commissioning phase was under the supervision of OSL's technical team.

In the meantime, a new design team was formed to finish some of the detailed engineering work. In addition, OSL assisted EKB in shifting the facility from an unmanned operation to a staffed operation. OSL is providing full engineering support service to EKB. Overall, the facility is connected to the Dutch gas transmission system by a 60 km pipeline. Allowing it access to one of the most important natural gas trading hubs in Europe. In 2012, OSL were awarded their first project in Nigeria; the firm says it is well placed to secure more major contracts in Africa after completing the first stage of a multi-million pound fuel supply development near Lagos. This involved shaping the design and plans for the Liquid Petroleum Gas storage and distribution facility at Apapa. Once completed, the $30m Apapa scheme will provide users with LPG - a cleaner alternative to the government-subsidised household kerosene, regarded as the fuel of the future in Nigeria. OSL have been working in partnership with Oando, Nigeria's largest Oil company, for the last five years.

Uti Kronakegha, a representative of the NIgerian Government's Department of Petroeum Resource, said: "LPG is a clean fuel and has social economic benefits. By making it more available to our people, it will enhance their lives, it is very important for us to see our people benefit from the transfer of skills and technology that OSL have brought to this project." OSL was voted Yorkshire’s top international performer by a group of business organisations. ICheme Bronze Corporate Partnership ACS Registrars ISO 9001 IChemE’s Accredited Company Training Scheme FPAL registered empowered by Achilles

Bossa Nova Stories

Bossa Nova Stories is the nineteenth studio album by Brazilian jazz artist Eliane Elias. It was released on June 2008 via Blue Note label; the album is a tribute to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bossa nova music style. Cristophen Loudon of Jazz Times wrote "Chronologically, she is two years younger than the bossa nova and two years older than Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes’ iconic “The Girl From Ipanema,” the song that ignited the worldwide bossa-nova craze. Musically, with her honeyed voice and luxurious as the finest Aubusson carpet, her sumptuous appeal as a pianist and her skill for subtle, cozy arrangements, Elias seems the living, breathing extension of the oxymoronic plush minimalism that defines bossa nova."Ken Dryden of Allmusic stated "Eliane Elias returns to the music of her native Brazil with this collection of bossa nova favorites, though there are a few American standards and pop songs recast as bossa novas as well. The pianist has grown in confidence as a vocalist over the course of several CDs, developing a sexy yet never overdone style that beautifully complements the music.

With her husband Marc Johnson, drummer Paulo Braga, either Oscar Castro-Neves or Ricardo Vogt on acoustic guitar, a pair of guests, Elias proves herself as a talented singing pianist, effortlessly switching between English and Portuguese lyrics." Eliane Elias – vocals and piano Oscar Castro Neves – guitar Ricardo Vogt – guitar Marc Johnson – bass Paulo Braga – drums and percussion Toots Thielmansharmonica Ivan Lins – vocal Rob Mathes – orchestra arranging and conducting Official website